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Issue #807: January 8-14, 2023

Q: I was recently contacted by a company that will soon begin providing fiber internet service in the area I live in. The company rep said the price will be about what I pay now. What would be the advantages and disadvantages to switching to fiber? Would it be better to wait until the company […]

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Issue #806 – Publication Week: January 1-7, 2023

Geek Note:  Happy New Year Geeks, Geek Wannabes, and casually lurking readers!  Welcome to the New Year 2023 edition of It’s Geek To Me!  I’m going to start the year by once again getting after you to send in your questions.  My question queue is nearly empty.  I’m torn between wondering if I’ve simply solved […]

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Issue #805: December 25-31, 2022

Well, dear readers, we have reached the final issue of It’s Geek To Me for 2022.  Just for the record, this is issue #805 of my humble little publication.  I never thought it would go on this long when I first approached Del Stone at the Northwest Florida Daily News with the idea for a […]

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Issue #804: December 18-24, 2022

Q: I know it has been answered quite a few years ago, but I would like it addressed again. We all have lots of old devices and computers that we need to get rid of. In today’s world we are all more concerned about identity theft and having our data stolen for purposes which can […]

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Issue #803: December 11-17, 2022

Q: How much surge protection (joules) is recommended for computers?  What is recommended, surge protection or power conditioning? – Jim A.Navarre, Florida A:  To protect any expensive device, whether it be a TV, game console, or computer, a surge protector with a rating over 2,000 joules is typically recommended.  You can find the ratings on […]

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Issue #802: December 4-10, 2022

Q: My internet keeps going out at busy times of the day. The cable/internet company told me that when other people (my neighbors) sign onto their internets, this is knocking out my internet signal because they have a stronger piece of equipment than I do. FYI- I currently have a Motorola Wi-Fi modem that is […]

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Issue #801: Nov 27 – Dec 3, 2022

Q: One morning in September I noticed that the monthly Windows update had not installed overnight. Note: computer stays on overnight. I also noticed that not only did it not install, but it did not download. I ran “Update Troubleshooter” and it found two problems and fixed them. Tried to download and install again. It […]

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Issue #800: November 20-26, 2022

Q: When I try use Windows Explorer to transfer photos from my iPhone 11 Pro Max to my desktop computer, I see a large number of folders and I have no clue what photos are in them. In the past, I used to see the individual photos in Windows Explorer and it made the transfer […]

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Issue #799: November 13-19, 2022

Q: I have two late model Laptops in my home. Both laptops use quad Intel processors > 1GB speeds. Both have 8 GB RAM. Mine has 512 GB SSD and my wife’s has 256 GB SSD. Mine has 310 GB SSD free. Hers has 80 GB free. I waited until Sep 2022 to update my […]

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Issue #798: November 6-12, 2022

Q: Every day when I turn my computer on, Windows says I need to update virus protection under security. But, it never updates. It says failure to update. On the security page it has a green check for everything except Virus & Threat Protection. Is there something wrong with my computer? Should I take the […]

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