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Issue #663a – Special to ION Magazine: April, 2020

Geek Note: This is my first submission for publication in ION Magazine – a special insert into newspapers owned by Gannet Corporation.  This publication represents the first time IGTM has truly gone national.  Also, with this publication, I really have no way of knowing where and when my writing appears in print.  I love hearing […]

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Issue #662: March 29 – Apr 4, 2020

Q: I have used Microsoft Money 2006 for at least 20 years, only offline and only for a “check book” and backup for several accounts that does allow me to create reports (charity, medical), etc. My laptop is old and I need to get a new one which will have Windows 10 to which the […]

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Issue #661: March 22-28, 2020

In the past couple of weeks, the news has been filled with the world’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.  Every doctor has their opinion on its progression and how you can stay safe.  Every business is sending out e-mails to their “valued customers” telling them what the company is doing on the customers’ behalf.  […]

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Issue #660: March 15-21, 2020

Q:  I just read your issue about running in administrator mode (Geek Note: I.G.T.M. #655, February 9-15, 2020). I am the only person in my household and no one uses my computer except me. Do you suggest that I create two Microsoft user accounts (one administrator and one non administrator) and use the non-administrator account […]

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Issue #659: March 8-14, 2020

Q: We just got a brand new laptop. Due to vision requirements, we also got a large monitor. Everything is hooked up and works BUT–when we go to view videos (not streaming) that are imbedded in a website, they will play for a short period and then freeze. The whole thing freezes so you have […]

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Issue #658: March 1-7, 2020

Q: I want to thank you for all the work you do helping people with their problems.  My tablet runs slow. Rebooting helps for a little while, but does not last. When I check the task manager it shows the task manager using over 40% of the PC. Is this correct? – Dale A.Forest Lake, […]

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Issue #657: February 23-29, 2020

Q: Who can I get to reset my business computer and reinstall Windows 10 Pro?  – Don N.Niceville, Florida A:  As a rule, I don’t recommend or endorse specific brands or providers, Don.  However, as with most information these days, a list of computer repair places is as close as the web browser of your […]

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Issue #656: February 16-22, 2020

Q: I have an iPhone. Just had to upgrade from a 4 year old, Verizon, 6 S Plus because the internal speaker was broken and all my calls had to be on speaker phone.  I tried several reset type things before making the purchase.  Sadly some of my contacts didn’t come over despite careful verification […]

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Issue #655: February 9-15, 2020

Q: I read in one of your recent columns that in the past you have recommended that we don’t run our systems in administrator mode.  I must have missed that issue, because I always use an account with administrator privileges on my computers.  Can you please re-explain your position on running in administrator mode?  – […]

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Issue #654: February 2-8, 2020

Q: We have a Dell Inspiron 15 laptop that developed an annoying problem. Every three seconds or so, the mouse cursor and keyboard will delay (lag) for a second or two. In other applications, the “system busy wheel” will also stutter. This has happened once before after a Windows 10 update. We rolled back to […]

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