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September, 2019

Issue #636: September 29 – October 5, 2019

Q: I have a Dell desktop running Windows 10. I leave it running and just hit the sleep button when I’m not using it. It always seems to be up to date, i.e. the various software updates are downloaded and installed and the process is transparent to me. When I check Updates and Security in […]

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Issue #635: September 22-28, 2019

Q: Some websites ask if I agree to “allow cookies”. What is good/bad about allowing this. – Spouse PeripheralNiceville, Florida A: In order to understand the answer, I think it’s important for everyone to understand the question. Specifically, exactly what cookies are, and what they do in the context of web browsing. Browser cookies were […]

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Issue #634: September 15-21, 2019

Q: I read your column every week however many times it is over my head. Anyway, my present desktop computer is just like me, old and slow. I am going to purchase a new desktop soon, with a solid-state hard drive and other normal upgrades. What is the best way to transfer all my data […]

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Issue #633: September 8-14, 2019

Q: One of my coworkers had their car broken into. The Sheriff’s Office was called and when a deputy arrived he warned them against using Apple Pay because his office has received a lot of complaints from people who have had their accounts hacked and money stolen. I was really surprised by that because Apple […]

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Issue #632: September 1-7, 2019

Q: Dear The Geek:  Unfortunately, I have Windows 10 and my software was converted to the “service,” Office 365. There are two problems: I can no longer directly open Outlook. 1.1 A notification states, “Outlook is closing,” in spite of Outlook notifications being set to “off.” Therefore, I have to open the task manager, search […]

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