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July, 2018

Issue #575: July 29 – August 4, 2018

Q: Would you please discuss the pros and cons of leaving one’s computers and wireless systems on 24/7 versus turning them off at night? Also, I have determined that my wireless can be accessed from the street. What is the best way to limit one’s wireless area? – Walt R. Niceville, Florida A:  Sure, Walt, […]

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Issue #574: July 22-28, 2018

Q: Love your column and read it regularly. Your answer in this morning’s NWF Daily News (Geek Note: I.G.T.M. Issue #570, June 24, 2018) to “is it safe to store your password in your browser,” prompts a few more questions.   1) I have been told to close a browser after using it for a login […]

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Issue #573: July 15-21, 2018

Q: Within the Windows Documents folder, how can entire folders be password protected? Password protecting individual files isn’t hard, but if there is a substantial number of files it becomes tedious. For example: Documents > Recreation > [multiple files] can the Recreation folder with its entire contents be password protected with one or two simple […]

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Issue #572: July 8-14, 2018

Q: A few months ago, I began to get the following error from Microsoft Outlook and Word whenever I click on a link: “This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator.” Quite annoying when I can’t unsubscribe from emails and once my bank sent me […]

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Issue #571: July 1-7, 2018

Geek Note: If you’re a long time reader, you know that my annual Christmas Lights and Music Show, the Geek Lights on the Corner, has been around almost as long as this column.  I participate in quite a few online chat rooms where I exchange ideas and technical information with fellow lighting Geeks.  The following […]

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