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March, 2019

Issue #610: March 31 – April 6, 2019

Q: I belong to a group that plays golf together and receive a group e-mail with tee times. One person replied to all from his government computer and for some reason thought it necessary to encrypt his e-mail. I have been trying for two years to delete it and have failed while a receiving a […]

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Issue #609: March 24-30, 2019

Q: This afternoon I received a phone call from 844-567-5237 claiming to represent windows and mac software fixes. He said every time I log on I am contaminating the web. I want to find out what they are up to. He wanted me to type an address into my laptop to repair all the damage […]

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Issue #608: March 17-23, 2019

Q: About half the time when I try to shutdown, (I know I am still old school and like to shut down at night) the computer restarts instead of shutting down. I attempt the shutdown by first clicking the windows button in the lower left. Then click the power button and select “Shut down”. I […]

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Issue #607: March 10-16, 2019

Q: I’m a Florida snowbird from Minnesota.  I attended your appearance at the NW Florida State College Computer Tech Expo, and asked you a question about this issue.  You asked me to submit it to your column, so here it is. I’m thinking about buying a new computer.  I’ve run into a new type of […]

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Issue #606: March 3-9, 2019

Q: Just read your article about switching emails (Geek Note: I.G.T.M #599, January 13-19, 2019). Could you give some guidance on switching telephones?  I no longer use or need my home phone but I’ve had the number for many years and many people don’t have my cell number. I currently use Ooma which is inexpensive […]

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