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Computer Talk with TAB

English, Computing/Technology, 1 season, 573 episodes, 1 day, 4 hours, 32 minutes
About
Since 1995, Computer Talk with TAB has been on the air live each week providing an in-depth practical view of computers and their place in our everyday lives. A Computer Radio Program for everyone! Erik Semmel from TAB Computer Systems hosts the show and provides real time answers to caller’s questions. To keep the topics fresh and informative, guests are brought in as a result of listener’s questions and suggestions. The show is geared towards the everyday computer user with questions about how their computer works and how to fix it when there is a problem.
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Computer Talk 3-30-24 HR 1

Apple MFA Bombing, QuickBooks Vishing example, Question on Win 11 Vs Win 10, Hard Drive issues and backup problems, My Chromebook errors, Lots of flash-drives what do I do?  Vultr Cloud wants the rights to your data.
3/30/202433 minutes, 6 seconds
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Computer Talk 3-23-24 Hr 1

Apple DOJ Antitrust, Apple OS Update breaks 5 aspects of Apple Software, Hardware Vulnerability in Apple, Windows New Outlook broke my wife’s email, Minecraft update will delete your worlds! Got Scammed and yelled at by the scammer, OpenDNS, Encrypted E-Mail how to stay secure,   Truck-to-Truck Worm could disrupt fleet!
3/23/202436 minutes, 12 seconds
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Computer Talk 3-23-24 Hr 2

E-Waste is a huge problem!, Missing Checking Account and the bank said nothing, Win 11 PCs are being sold that may not work for long, Jeff in SC want’s a scanner for remolding, Too many email boxes what do I do? Hotel Room door hack, Proton Mail, Win 11 Feature missing quick access button.
3/23/202437 minutes, 41 seconds
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Computer Talk 3-16-24 Hr 2

Crypto ATNs may be outlawed in CT, My JUNO account was hacked….because we have them the account info. Windows Term not working on Win 11 in Admin Mode, Apple iphone 13 can’t download an app, Craig called back updated his Crypto-Scam got a HD in the mail!?!? Sen Wyden want’s Biden to Crack down on Cell providers poor security.  
3/16/202439 minutes, 19 seconds
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Computer Talk 3-16-24 Hr 1

McDonalds IVT systems melt down and they sue to stop 3rd parties from fixing Ice Cream Machines, Microsoft is DONE with Cloud egress fees thanks to EU regulators, Citirx is gonna double your monthly fees unless you pay upfront for a year! Dell PC hacked I clicked on a Link and let the bad guys in. CISA Confirms they were hacked, NASA Missions are impacted by hiccups caused by it HEC-Ops lack of system.    
3/16/202437 minutes, 50 seconds
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Computer Talk 3-9-24 HR 2

My system MAC is having a hard time removing WebRoot, GoNetSpeed not in Wallingford yet but maybe soon! Change Healthcare Ransomware attack, HP can rent you a printer!  Win 10 Pro drive permissions, Google Gift Card Scams.
3/9/202436 minutes, 41 seconds
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Computer Talk 3-9-24 HR 1

Facebook Meltdown, Facebook account takeover,41 State AGs tired of fielding Facebook takeover complaints,  Russian Hackers got more from Microsoft then Microsoft thought, My iPhone battery stinks after update, Is VoIP more secure than POTs service, AI where is it going? Thunderbird Mail Client saying, How do I use an old HD in my new PC?
3/9/202438 minutes, 8 seconds
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Computer Talk 3-2-24 HR 1

AT&T Outage caused by Tech Change, Elon says Grok will be able to read Omnibus bills Congress makes to explain all the pork in the bill, Cops are interested in Push Notifications. Windows update caused my system to crash, Audacy App not working on my phone, how do I load it again? Apple out of the Electric Car business, Old 8.1 System not booting, Apple Electric Car Talk
3/2/202438 minutes, 31 seconds
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Computer Talk 3-2-24 HR 2

I dropped my computer and filled it with coffee should I get it fixed? How do I backup my system? My data on my phone is gone, TurboTax guy is back, My Outlook usage is a mess, 7 year old Toshiba Laptop, New Win 11 PC and I would like to get Win 10 back, Microsoft….enough said.
3/2/202438 minutes, 2 seconds
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Computer Talk 02-17-24 HR 1

Air Canada must pay damages after AI lies to passenger, Tesla Quietly responds to Cold Weather Woes by adjusting range calculations! Waymo parks the fleet! Hybrid does not have a CD Player so I need to use iTunes to get my music, Mini PCs , Adobe Elements 2 issue was due to the age of the software and the size of the drive, External drive quality issues, Cloud storage.
2/17/202436 minutes, 56 seconds
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Computer Talk 02-17-24 HR 2

Cloud, How do I prep my Pc for sale? Thinkpad keyboard stuck, iMAC driver issue can’t seem to fix my scanner, Can’t get into my computer, Best backup target, Win 11 and an issue with a printer that is not compatible, can’t print PDFs anymore. 
2/17/202440 minutes, 40 seconds
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Computer Talk 2-10-24 HR 1

TPM used in Encryption of Microsoft Systems can be broken in seconds, Fake LastPass lookalike on the Apple Store, The feds want access if a company is hacked! Trickbot Malware scumbag sentenced to only 5 years!, George Carlin’s Estate sue Over AI Stand up, I upgrade my PC and now my software will not work, Odd Photoshop Elements 2 issue.
2/10/202439 minutes, 18 seconds
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Computer Talk 2-10-24 HR 2

Zig from South Carolina says Costco has great Tech support for TurboTax, Win 10 Nag screen upgrade, I’m not old enough to update my M365? Notifications in Windows  are scarring me what do I do? I think I have a bad stick of RAM, Data Centers, AI Crypto consuming way too much power & water! Herculaneum scrolls – Learn to love what you have!
2/10/202435 minutes, 56 seconds
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Computer Talk 02-03-24 HR 2

Yubi-Keys, Turbo Tax issues….what a crazy story! Spilled coffee on my keyboard, 10 year old Gamer, Password managers.
2/3/202440 minutes, 32 seconds
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Computer Talk 02-03-24 HR 1

Microsoft Edge seems to insert itself as your browser after a new update, US Treasury sanctions 6 Iranian hackers for hacking our water systems, FBI goes and patches your firewall without asking, Getting rid of my landline; should I use Ooma, How do I improve my security, Hard drive fragmentation and backup.
2/3/202440 minutes, 34 seconds
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Computer Talk 1-27-24 HR 1

HP is saving you from your ink cart, Tool that Poisons DALL-E AI!, T-Mobile my slow your home internet down if you use more than 1.2TB, My calculator App stopped working and I can’t fix, Win 10 PC has C and D drive why is the User File on C drive and getting full can I move it? My new Turbo Tax program install not working stuck in loop, Time to update my computer.
1/27/202438 minutes, 6 seconds
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Computer Talk 1-27-24 HR 2

More Turbo Tax Talk, How do I hide my task bar? Refurbished computer space issues, Cellular home base units and Google Voice, Getting streaming Apps, Scanning issue with my content, How do I cut the cable?
1/27/202438 minutes, 40 seconds
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Computer Talk 1-20-24 HR 2

Using settings in junk mail to block bad mail, Should I allow my location info? Can’t bet on the game because we don’t know where you are, How do I tell if my 2FA is legit?  Cord cutting info.
1/20/202437 minutes, 36 seconds
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Computer Talk 1-20-24 HR 1

Fujitsu software responsible for 800 folks getting convicted, M365 student “dark” data causing 4% of greenhouse gasses, Windows recovery Error! CPU Fan failing in my all-in-one, Bag of rice trick worked to get rid of water, Who can I chat with about securing my systems, Cord Cutting advice.
1/20/202439 minutes, 26 seconds
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Computer Talk 1-13-24 HR 2

My old Win 10 gets a blue-screen when I push the power button, CPUID tool, USB 2/3 Speeds, How to add Bluetooth to old Smart-TV? Ipad Air 5th Gen charger, Outlook Ap sends info to 700 plus companies, Should a replace my 7 year old Router?  Snow-Bird Win 10 & Win 11 Systems my documents are converted.
1/13/202438 minutes, 41 seconds
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Computer Talk 1-6-24 HR 2

More Welltok talk, Printer issue is my Operating System corrupt? 23&Me Breach is your fault! What is a Smart Toilet? Broken G9 phone and need data recovered, They want me to move to fiber, My VPN is causing me issues why? My frontier Fiber experience.  
1/6/202435 minutes, 52 seconds
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Computer Talk 1-6-24 HR 1

MOVEit Breach keeps impacting more and more people, Incognito mode lawsuit may cost Google 5 Billion! Microsoft had to re-patch a vulnerability that they patched back in 2023, Caller was hit by Welltok breach as well, What kind computer should I buy? More Welltok breach talk.
1/6/202434 minutes, 53 seconds
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Computer Talk 12-30-24 HR 2

Every OS Sucks!, Marco’s mom could not get connected to the internet, How do I get on the internet?, I need to keep dog calm with Music how do I loop it? How do I transfer all my settings from old PC to new?  Tesla Robot attacks engineer! Autopilot update, Need to replace my old desktop.
12/30/202336 minutes, 4 seconds
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Computer Talk 12-30-23 HR 1

Comcast hack impacts 35 Million people!, New York Times sues Microsoft/Open AI, HP Deskjet will not Scan without logging in may be a cookie issue, HP Ad campaign  “HP Printers are made to be less hated”, Can’t get logged on to my new WIFI, Getting a bunch of spam how do I configure email security?, Comcast Internet upgrade will it impact my Wifi,, How do I get my new Modem on the Comcast system? New HP PC is to good to be true?
12/30/202337 minutes, 57 seconds
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Computer Talk 12-16-23 HR 2

NBC30 will not display while using Firefox, Google to start blocking tracking cookies for 1% of users, Outlook issue with Comcast, Drop box not using your data to train its AI….for now.  How do I use Microsoft backup? How do I not use the iCloud for data?  Tesla recall of cars using Autopilot, My MAC is not working so I want to move to Windows! Last Christmas got a PC and now I need to do a Password recovery who do I call?
12/16/202338 minutes, 28 seconds
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Computer Talk 12-16-23 HR 1

Microsoft’s LinkedIn not using Microsoft’s Azure Cloud 4 years after saying they would, Google killed Warrants that gives police access to Location data, Local Computer will not print, My phone is dead after being submerged could that be the problem? Caller got a new laptop!
12/16/202335 minutes, 36 seconds
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Computer Talk 12-09-23 HR 2

Need Exact Change for the EU Potty, Play Station Movies you purchased are disappearing, CT Dept of Labor warning Job Seekers of Scams, Why is an Apple thumb drive so expensive? All your printers are belong to HP! My Microsoft account doesn’t work so I went to Best Buy for help? How to get started in an IT career, Google AI live demo was edited, Is Firefox still a good browser?
12/9/202340 minutes, 30 seconds
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Computer Talk 12-09-23 HR 1

Google Drive losing peoples data! CTS IaaS Ransomware attack brings down hundreds of law firms. Got new Win 11 PC now what do I do? Why are these websites asking for my password? So what do I need for a computer anyway? When my PC locks up I remove the battery, now I can’t.  23andMe Data breach hits 7Million people!
12/9/202339 minutes, 6 seconds
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Computer Talk 11-25-23 HR 2

FBI Special Agent Conor Phoenix is back to talk about Cyber Scam to be aware of this holiday season.
11/25/202337 minutes, 54 seconds
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Computer Talk 11-25-23 HR 1

Cruise Autonomous car CEO out, Binance CEO pay Huge fine for Crypto-fraud, Former infosec COO pleads guilty to attacking a hospital, Should I get rid of S-Mode Windows OS Feature? AT&T still sending data to Law enforcement about calls people are making, Backup Software options, Who should we use for Internet?
11/25/202337 minutes, 37 seconds
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Computer Talk hour 2

OpenDNS issues, Turns out we helped someone!, How do I secure my stuff?  E Vehicle update bricked the Radio! My camera creates LARGE pictures, how do I send them? How do I delete my email account? Do I need both OpenNDS and a VPN?
11/25/202339 minutes, 1 second
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Computer Talk hour 1

It’s still easy for anyone to become you at Experian, Adobe sells fake AI-generated Israel-Hamas War images and news runs them as real, Most used passwords, USB/Thunderbolt adapter, How do I administer my router, Should I partition my thumb-drive? How do I set-up a new Website? Why does my location matter when streaming?  Can I get Office Apps on my Samsung Tablet?
11/25/202338 minutes, 37 seconds
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Computer Talk 11-11-23 HR 2

Lenovo Laptop not charging, bent pin, My Charger is very powerful, Apple says 8GB RAM is plenty for the new MAC Book Pro, Crypto-Exchange will give thieves 5% commission if they return the 120Mil in funds they stole, More secure Crypto-exchange found its wallets getting emptied, Big pharmacy can’t count pills, Mp3 with the Artwork showing up, how? Cruise not as Autonomous as you thought, Can I get my data back on my Cell Phone? How do I re-set my Gmail account? Why is my smart lock so stupid!
11/11/202338 minutes
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Computer Talk 11-11-23 HR 1

Robot crushes man in Korean warehouse, Your Cell Phone can tell if your drunk, SolarWinds thinks the SEC sucks!, Windows 11 Admin Accounts, Caller beat his PC! Can’t register my Adobe Software because it’s so old, My Epson Printer not working, My Dell Laptop hardwired to HP LaserJet not printing can’t find the PIN!
11/11/202340 minutes, 10 seconds
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Computer Talk 11-4-23 HR 1

FTX Sam Bankman-Fried convicted, Banking meltdown in direct deposit for ACH, FTC Caught Amazon using a Pricing Algorithm to extract 1 Billion more from their customers! Okta hacked again thanks to internal support breach, Youtube causing adblockers to be uninstalled in mass! Meta sued by 33 states as addictive, Boeing confirms Cyber Incident.  Apple Safari issue.  
11/4/202339 minutes, 22 seconds
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Computer Talk 11-4-23 HR 2

Special Agent Conor Phoenix of New Haven Cyber Crime division of FBI.  
11/4/202342 minutes, 1 second
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Computer Talk 10-28-23 HR 2

CISA – Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency – David Palmbach
10/28/202343 minutes, 43 seconds
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Computer Talk 10-28-23 HR 1

Cruise halts all Autonomous driving, Comcast marketing 10G is more aspiration than actual, Microsoft having you take a poll before letting you download Chrome Browser,  Google CEO has no idea how Privacy button works on Chrome, Youtube will not allow me to use an Ad blocker while watching videos, My Norton Smart program says my computer has thousands of issues and for $25 they will fix it, My iPhone is heating up what do I do?  Can’t get my printer to print.
10/28/202340 minutes, 8 seconds
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Computer Talk 10-21-23 HR 2

Why if I use VPN can’t I watch YouTubeTV? My Dell turns on by itself every night, Do I need AV for Android? Screen Flashing on boot is it a driver issue? Smart TV issues, Thousands of Cisco Routers Compromised, Octa Compromised keys, AI Powered ToxMod moderating hate-speech, Should I go to Go-net-speed?
10/21/202338 minutes, 43 seconds
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Computer Talk 10-21-23 HR 1

Net Neutrality is back!?!? Google Search ads delivering Malware, Winklevos twins sued for Crypto-Scam, Surge in Phantom Hacks scams Targeting US Senior Citizens, How do I block spam email, How do I secure my email? My new tablet is great do I need an AV? Need to expand my Wifi without running Data Drops.
10/21/202337 minutes, 1 second
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Computer Talk 10-14-23 Hr 2

Current Gen CPU, Gonetspeed customer getting an upgrade from 150Mbps to 500Mbps what happened to my lifetime price lock?  My Laptop is in Airplane Mode why can’t I get on my WIFI? Phishers Spoof USPS, Pixel Watch slowing charging, Iphone 15 burning hot, Will my iphone crash if I don’t update it, Pixel 3a battery failing, Starlink!!!  
10/14/202340 minutes, 30 seconds
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Computer Talk 10-14-23 Hr 1

EPA Water System Cybersecurity Rules being thrown out! Google getting rid of Passwords and will use Passkeys, Backup Questions, Cutting Cord, 2FA with physical keys, Chromebook specs but consider a PC, How do I move my programs and Apps to my new PC, e-Cycling approach, Asus laptop what are the specs?
10/14/202336 minutes, 52 seconds
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Computer Talk 9-23-23 HR 2

WD Sandisk Extreme can take the data but just can’t, New Laptop running Windows 11 S how do I change it?  My Frontier email account is not working after “upgrade”, Computer sign-on issues, Darkweb warnings is it worth it? Can my Laptop be upgraded to Win 11?  Nope.
9/23/202336 minutes, 49 seconds
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Computer Talk 9-23-23 HR 1

Man’s family suing Google for allowing him to drive over a bridge that was out, Microsoft Azure Data leak, Woman drops watch into toilet and goes and gets it, Surface duo loosing support, DuckDuckgo taking on Google ,  Write Protection on USB drive not passing, T-Mobile Breach issue, Printing issue on laptop, I’ve been paying for old dial-up internet for years and not using it! How do I lower the security on my Chrome? 
9/23/202335 minutes, 50 seconds
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Computer Talk 9-16-23 HR 1

MGM Outage caused by simple Social Engineering, Windows 11 will let you remove some of the Bloatware!, Caller has his Google Drive hacked, Why is my phone acting so strange? Has Proton email and wants to go to full support,  My Credit Cards got hacked….I canceled my card…..and….  
9/16/202337 minutes
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Computer Talk 9-16-23 HR 2

Continue with Credit Cards got hacked…, What’s a One Launch? My i7 System will not upgrade to Win 11, Gmail Passwords not sticking in Outlook, How do I use ASCII Symbols? Can’t get into my PC from boot, Proton Mail will it migrate my folders. GAO office trying to figure out why DoD is spending 2Billion on Cloud, Microsoft will no longer distribute 3rd party printer drivers.  
9/16/202338 minutes, 34 seconds
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Computer Talk 9-9-23 Hr 1

e-cycling! Mayor Mike of East Hartford, Matt Service of EOSI, Tony President of TAB, DVD Player on Laptop, VLC Player, Apple Update how do a force the update, NYPD Drones looking at your party.  
9/9/202334 minutes, 39 seconds
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Computer Talk 9-9-23 Hr 2

FCC Fees, AI in acting should they be concerned, Low-end iPad for wedding, How do I fix the CD player in my car, My smart Home got dumb and it freaked out my parrot! M&T Bank hack.
9/9/202337 minutes, 52 seconds
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Computer Talk 9-2-23 HR 1

John Ryan joins Computer Talk to Talk Digital Cameras from getting back to Film, to Wifi Printing….etc., Iphone ES email not working, More Digital Camera Talk!
9/2/202336 minutes, 39 seconds
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Computer Talk 9-2-23 HR 2

Digital Camera Talk continues…..Camera and Sun Sensitivity, Old Camera Values, Rice and Water can help to dry your Camera and split stuck pictures, Digital Camera battery issues, ViewScan set-up, Cutting cable, Camera Lenses question to clean, Any use for my old Cannon Camera?
9/2/202340 minutes, 23 seconds
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Computer Talk 8-26-23 HR 2

NordicCloud Wiped Clean, Dropbox unlimited storage no more, Internet issues with new laptop why is the new one slow and the old one fast? Apple warning not to charge iPhone while sleeping in bed, Having issues with WebRoot and browser hijack, New Samsung laundry Center came with wrong power cord, How do I sent my email up?
8/26/202337 minutes, 33 seconds
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Computer Talk 8-26-23 HR 1

WFSB got an email from the ECHN Bad Actors, Zoom President says can’t build trust relationship via Zoom, Kroll Security SIM-Jacked, Google now implementing a 2nd Admin approval for changes on a tenant, My CD Drive not working, Google Chrome enter your PIN how do I turn that off? Should I upgrade to Win 11?
8/26/202339 minutes, 18 seconds
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Computer Talk 8-19-23 HR 1

Crypto Scams, Called in Quickbooks scam, iPhone battery-gate, Spotify has $38 Million dollar white noise issue, Tesla engineers say company was aware of Autopilot issue that killed a driver, HP Multi-function printer not functioning, NAS Talk! Printer issue wrong driver causing major problems! Hackers?
8/19/202337 minutes, 22 seconds
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Computer Talk 8-19-23 HR 2

CT Lottery App no longer works, My Chromebook Tabs are gone, My Bank app does not have 2FA what should I do? HO Insta-ink stops printer from working when you cancel insta-ink subscription, How do I configure OpenDNS on Frontier Fiber, How much should it cost to install a Firewall for my business? Windows Defender driver error issue Win 11, Adobe Acrobat Pro stopped working.
8/19/202338 minutes, 55 seconds
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Computer Talk 8-12-23 HR 2

Continue of hour 1 last two questions. DHCP IP settings, How do I remove someone from accessing my WIFI? I was hacked and lost $15K….crazy story!  
8/12/202340 minutes, 39 seconds
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Computer Talk 8-12-23 HR 1

City of New Haven lost $6.5 Million due to invoice theft. Microsoft getting blistering criticism of its “practices” Is AI smart?, My credit Cards keep getting hacked, How to I recover a Laptop without the Encryption Keys? What happened to my Office Suite? My wife’s wifi on phone not working, getting warning on Office Licensing will I lose all my work?  
8/12/202338 minutes, 5 seconds
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Computer Talk 7-22-23 HR 2

Every OS Sucks! How do I configure OpenDNS? Clip-grab not working under win 11 may be a DRM issue linked to the TPM in your PC, Wireless Home Internet?  Apple may remove Facetime and iMessage from UK if new backdoor law goes into effect,  OpenDNS, ChatGPT getting dumber!  
7/22/202338 minutes, 36 seconds
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Computer Talk 7-22-23 HR 1

Microsoft Cloud hacked via Counterfeit Key or Design Flaw…..don’t call it a Zero Day! What’s a smart speaker?  My cloud went away what do I do? Why is my OneDrive showing up twice? We fixed a callers issue, AI was able to detect a Drug dealers movements.
7/22/202338 minutes, 13 seconds
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Computer Talk 7-15-23 HR 1

AI helping translating Cuneiform tablets, The Nanny upset production companies want to use AI for actors, Vanguard Robo-Advisor looking to advise Erik, My printer caused a BSOD of my encrypted HD,  Is it ok to use my personal PC to remote into my office? Portable hard drive Local drive E error, My Network card is messed up, Vintage Apple Desktop clearing cache issue, should I have my computer turn off and on by itself, Apple updates seem confusing.
7/15/202338 minutes, 31 seconds
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Computer Talk 7-15-23 HR 2

Wes Bryan from ITPro TV checks in to talk AI, Not connecting to server Wifi issue due to 2nd Router, Why should I use Encrypted email, Low cost Printer for home, Trying to log-in to Dell PC – Microsoft account locked out.
7/15/202337 minutes, 48 seconds
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Computer Talk 7-8-23 HR 2

Yahoo data breach, Debit Card compromised, Canada will not advertise on Facebook anymore, Why can’t I txt more than 10 people, NFC protections, Storms fried my modem, can I still purchase Office Suite once?  Outlook.com broke for 18 hours, Teams Flaw not being patched, UK want’s to offer back-door access to your encrypted communications.
7/8/202343 minutes, 50 seconds
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Computer Talk 7-8-23 HR 1

Stupid Admin Tricks!  UCONN email hacked to say the Presidents dead, Did hackers make off with 30Million emails from Microsoft? My google account is locked what do I do?  My Credit Card was hacked how? So many Credit Card hacks, Caller feels SaaS is the same as racketeering.
7/8/202340 minutes, 50 seconds
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Computer Talk 7-1-23 HR 1

QR Code Phishing, Gonetspeed looking for access to the poles and holes, Google to Yank links from News Sites in Canada, I’m running out of space!, Bank account hacked thanks to PayPal, My Audio on my laptop HP support trying to scare me into paying for support!
7/1/202339 minutes, 30 seconds
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Computer Talk 7-1-23 HR 2

Is apple Photo Stream closing? Cash App duplicating transactions! Can’t login to my AT&T email on my 10 year old Laptop, My Printer is no longer able to copy, Now running Defender, Hotmail running out of storage, Can’t get my Yahoo Cal to sync, Happy 4th!
7/1/202339 minutes, 44 seconds
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Computer Talk 6-24-23 HR 1

Google telling employees NOT to use its ChatBot, SSD HD missing from Datacenters found for sale on eBay, CCP connect company providing encryption chips to NASA, US Nave and NATO what could go wrong? Lawyers wo cited fake cases provided by ChatGPT must pay a fine, Why is my restore point so big? Google says Microsoft Cloud is anti-competitive and a national security risk! What kind of laptop should I get?  I want to use a tablet in my car, DDoS is hitting Microsoft, Why is my Facebook page so messed up?  
6/24/202338 minutes, 41 seconds
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Computer Talk 6-24-23 HR 2

Facebook is reducing website traffic, My cheap laptop is not performing when I need it to perform, How do I copy data between two drives, ProtonVPN, how safe does it make me?, Google will Pixel phones act as dashcams, Is it easy to connect my old drive to my laptop? UPS data breach is now causing people to be tricked into pay, What kind of system do I need? ChatGPT will give you an activation key.
6/24/202338 minutes, 49 seconds
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Computer Talk 6-17-23 HR 2

Govt collecting data on us all, McAfee software causing error window on screen, How do I move data from external USB to my Laptop? Samsung Cell Phone issues, Ransomware brought down a Hosp, How to move data between cell phones, How do I avoid setting up a Microsoft account when loading Win 10/11?  Is my website issue me or the site? Audacy App not allowing podcast download issues.  
6/17/202337 minutes, 24 seconds
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Computer Talk 6-17-23 HR 1

MOVEit Vulnerability worse than we thought!, Amazon confirms it locked a Microsoft Engineer out of his Echo Smart home, Windows 10 Pro restore points for a printer issue, AWS Outage brought down 1000’s of companies for a few hours on Tuesday. VPNs and stuff.
6/17/202338 minutes, 30 seconds
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Computer Talk 06-10-23 HR 2

How to configure my Laptop that my company does not want back, My phone’s sounds are just not working, Using a Foreign VPN so I can speak German, My PC seems slow even though I get 80mbps of performance, Home Automation….what not so simple.
6/10/202335 minutes, 17 seconds
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Computer Talk 6-10-23 HR 1

Rip out your Barracuda appliance because the bad actors are reading your mail, Malwarebytes my NOT be allowed to label rival’s app as unwanted, Sudan…right… DDoS brings down M365, Nest cameras going off-line, Wifi calling, Cutting the cord, Windows Defender is off…got an email.
6/10/202335 minutes, 15 seconds
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Computer Talk 6-3-23 HR 2

National Highway Safety Admin can’t fix dangerous road issues faster because…..IT, My computer is running too slow, cutting cable, Windows 11 performance issues, How do I shut my PC down, IPAD Pro issues, I want to set-up a Virtual Win 98 and US based email that’s not Microsoft or Google, Robocopy with mirror switch, HP Stream laptop will not boot up.
6/3/202341 minutes, 51 seconds
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Computer Talk 6-3-23 HR 1

FTC fines Amazon for not securing customer data, California thinking of Taxing news in Facebook….thanks Buffy, My wifi 3D printer not working needs an IP address, USAF Col makes up a AI story and freaks everyone out, My wifi on my laptop is failing, Chip on Motherboard has back-door, What kind of laptop should I buy?
6/3/202337 minutes, 7 seconds
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Computer Talk 5-27-23 HR2

More Printer talk, DHCP, IP reservations, 10 year old HP  Laptop, Jeff has 3 printers he want’s to print to and then talks about Ham! HP X360 Audio not working seems to be missing drivers, Why does my Yahoo account log me out?  
5/27/202337 minutes, 35 seconds
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Computer Talk 5-27-23 HR1

The Green Police are after HP,  Ethernet turns 50!, M365 getting hacked, Managing Passwords in Chrome,  Dell Laptop Video card issue, iPhone email issue, new HP PC ticking…..HP Laser printer goes off-line Laser P1109w because I’m not sure what network it’s on.
5/27/202337 minutes, 51 seconds
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Computer Talk 5-20-23 HR 2

Locked out of GMAIL! How do I roll back my win 10 from Win 11? All the AI hype feels very Y2K ish to me I don’t think it’s going to end the world, Teams camera not working it’s a BIOS issue, 2FA should be on by default,  What SAT phone should I use?
5/20/202337 minutes, 5 seconds
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Computer Talk 5-20-23 HR 1

Bloomfield CT best town for Remote Work, Asus Firewalls have a memory leak, TP-Link routers have a supply-chain attack malware, Should I have a separate streaming device vs using my built-in TV streaming? Do I have to configure a Microsoft account with my new computer?, Should I upgrade to Win 11? My built in TV Streaming is chocking what should I do? Should I upgrade my 10+ year old PC?  
5/20/202339 minutes, 5 seconds
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Computer Talk 5-6-23 HR 2

Mcafee pop-up issues, OpenDNS please use it!, Brave Browser, Accessibility Configurations in Win 10, Giant Payment company Ransomed for 2nd time this year!  How do I get data off old drives? Supporting charities, What internet service should I use? Reboot Vs Restart?
5/6/202338 minutes, 48 seconds
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Computer Talk 5-6-23 HR 1

San Bernardino Sheriff’s pay bad guys a million dollars! Bluefield University ransomed, Dell Laptop Office will not activate!, Building a new PC but can’t see HD, TAB saved Don’s bacon with a good backup, Should I leave my PC on forever? I was hacked by a Nigerian because I gave him my password!
5/6/202338 minutes, 7 seconds
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Computer Talk 4-29-23 HR 2

More WIFI Talk, Facebook Class Action Link, Cutting the Cable, Network Wiring upgrade from CAT 5 to CAT 6, Is AI going to replace Erik and Dennis? Microsoft charging for storage, Adobe bait-and-switch causing all sorts of issues for users, How do I stream without a TV?
4/29/202339 minutes, 48 seconds
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Computer Talk 4-29-23 HR 1

Lawmakers have a bill that says AI can’t be allowed to destroy us…LOL! DOJ, Microsoft fail to act on SolarWinds hack when they had suspicions months before it was exposed. Chromebooks are filling up landfills due to planed obsolesce. Why are the Archived Links not working on our website, How do I make my PC Wireless? How do I get Voice service over Fiber? Old Chromebooks still running but still not updating, What AV do I need for my stuff? How do I convert my stuff from old media to new? Difference between a Mesh and old style  WIFI system?
4/29/202341 minutes, 47 seconds
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Computer Talk 4-8-23 HR 2

So what can be done to fix the M6500 laptop? Don’t rake your lawn in the Spring you are just planning the weed seeds! MIS hacked and Source Code ransomed, How do I move my email to TXT so I can search?  What’s out for that old phone line!, Microsoft shrinking the amount of Free storage in Outlook, Smart-Home got dumb when it lost internet, Nexx has a flaw and they had to brick the device, Router install that has a failed Cert, 99% of datacenter Servers not patched after update available for months!
4/8/202338 minutes, 54 seconds
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Computer Talk 4-8-23 HR 1

My Toyota can be stolen via its headlight!  US Dept of Vet Affairs skipped CIO for 40% projects, Telsa Cam videos being shared internally, WD Mycloud unable to be used, Is it a good idea to Power wash my Chromebook after I surf the internet? Am I using Outlook correctly? Is my Norton Password manager ok to use? My Win 10 computer is Blue-Screening, How do I update my Firewall? What kinfd of Laptop should I buy? M6500 Laptop not working well and I’ve tried a bunch of things to fix it!
4/8/202339 minutes, 57 seconds
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Computer Talk 4-1-23 HR 2

How do I use my phone with gloves on?, I’m locked out of my PC what can I do?, Landlines costing $60Mth!, 2FA  and LastPass, Is gonetspeed coming to Waterbury? What issues can I have using my bank with VPN?, What AV should I use with my MAC? 7000 lights failed in the ON position for 17 Months!, Google drive has a limit on the number of files it will store,  Win 11 will be advertising to you but you can turns it off.
4/1/202338 minutes, 9 seconds
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Computer Talk 4-1-23 HR 1

Windows Defender blocking Valid Websites like Zoom, Hackers Behind 3CX attack started a week ago, UK  Authorities set up fake sites to attract criminals and warn them that what they are doing is against the law, Virtual security in Win 11 info, 7 Year old Win 10 laptop, What should my son do? VoIP bandwidth what has to happen for that to work, Where does my file go when I delete it?  How do I secure my phone?
4/1/202338 minutes, 5 seconds
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Computer Talk 3-25-23 HR 2

Cell service pit-falls for home use, 2FA App Vs Cell Number,  Cell Services working great for home use, Having issues paying for my Proton service, Issues DSL should I punt or try and fix it, Firefox update broken, Too Much spam on my Comcast email!  
3/25/202338 minutes, 36 seconds
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Computer Talk 3-25-23 hr 1

FTC want’s to make it easy to unsubscribe! Bitcoin ATMs hacked, Internet Archive sued for renting digital books, M365 routing your data through Uzbekistan, Can I Upgrade to Win 11?  My DSL is so slow what are my options? Home Cell Internet!, 2FA Authenticators should I use them? My T-Mobile home Cell services is 400Mbps!
3/25/202340 minutes, 26 seconds
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Computer Talk 3-18-23 HR 2

Win 11 Desktop blinking, Is Free VPN ok? NordVPN hacked, RCA Viking Pro being retired what tablet, What kind of PC should I get?, Free office software, VPN usages, Password Manager, Proton Mail any good?
3/18/202336 minutes, 18 seconds
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Computer Talk 3-18-23 HR 1

Outlook has serious security issue, Tech support issues costing companies $5k per Employee with remote users being the most costly, Microsoft solved an activation issue for a user by supplying a cracked key, Wifi dongle worked, Chrome not working, new pc, Chromebook issue, My email is on the Dark web…Yikes!, My Smart Refrigerator doesn’t know what model it is, Power washed my chrome book but  still getting ads for dad-bod T-shirts.
3/18/202336 minutes, 28 seconds
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Computer Talk 3-11-23 HR 2

HP Bricking Printers that use 3rd party ink!, Your HP Plus printer will not work unless it’s connected to Internet, Blackbaud fined for not disclosing they had a ransomware incident, AI being used to trick people with fake audio, DarkWeb Monitoring is it worth it? HP Laptop disconnects from Wifi, HP Plus printer, My phone charger is not working should I get rid of the phone?  
3/11/202336 minutes, 10 seconds
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Computer Talk 3-11-23 HR 1

HP Bricking Printers that use 3rd party ink!, Your HP Plus printer will not work unless it’s connected to Internet, Blackbaud fined for not disclosing they had a ransomware incident, AI being used to trick people with fake audio, DarkWeb Monitoring is it worth it? HP Laptop disconnects from Wifi, HP Plus printer, My phone charger is not working should I get rid of the phone?  
3/11/202335 minutes, 34 seconds
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Computer Talk 3-4-23 HR 1

Ford seeks patent for cars that ditch you if you don’t make the payments, LastPass hack could have been prevented!, Can’t print Number 6 envelops, Want to use Outlook without paying monthly, Why is my credit card being saved to an account even when I don’t want it to?, My laptop keyboard is all messed up
3/4/202338 minutes, 43 seconds
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Computer Talk 3-4-23 HR 2

More Fiber issues user had a Bad Modem, How do I set-up OpenDNS?, How do I convert Win 11 from CD to USB? Trying to re-use old Office Suite on new PCs, Turn off the track-pad to stop mouse from jumping around, Router/Firewall what’s the difference? Should I get rid of my $50 POTs line?  YES!! How do I backup a Cell phone to my PC?  
3/4/202342 minutes, 42 seconds
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Computer Talk 2-25-23 Hr 1

3TB of Data exposed on millitary365 email server, Google Chat fails and drops Google shares by 100 Billion, Google working to block news content in Canada, Google want’s returning staff to share desks, Wired vs Wireless how do I get the best speed? How hackable am I?  
2/25/202338 minutes, 48 seconds
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Computer Talk 2-25-23 Hr 2

Tom Perrone from GoNetSpeed checks in
2/25/202342 minutes, 12 seconds
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Computer Talk 2-4-23 Hr 1

AMD shorting the market to keep GPU and CPUs price high, Hackers using Onenote files to sneak past your email filter, AI being used to translate ancient text, Dell PC in recovery mode, What PC specs should I use? I need to cut the cable,
2/4/202338 minutes, 43 seconds
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Computer Talk 2-4-23 Hr 2

Matt Service from EOS talks about ink Cart recycling, old Soundbar turning on by itself, What types of internet cable, M365 is costing me too much, Password Managers,  
2/4/202340 minutes, 57 seconds
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Computer Talk 1-28-23 Hr 1

AI in the courtroom, Global M365 Outage, LastPass Hack gets worse for GoTo users, FBI smokes out HIVE Ransomware Gang saving companies 130 Million, Morgan Stanley fines it’s employees 1Miliion dollars for using WhatsApp and iMessage to conduct company business, AI being used in Cnet and BuzzFeed Articles, Cell Phone issues , Changing browsers, Laptop recommendations.
1/28/202339 minutes, 46 seconds
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Computer Talk hr 2 1-28-23

Laptop recommendations,  Windows 11 upgrade issues, Memory Integrity, Tower PC locking up must be a bad stick of RAM, Internet issues, MoCA networking, Virus software, Cutting cable, Poor internet speed after upgrade.
1/28/202341 minutes, 8 seconds
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Computer Talk 1-21-23 Hr 1

35,000 PayPal customers’ accounts compromised, Rocket League Elite players get schooled by AI-Bot, IT layoffs cloud slow-down,  Can’t connect to Wifi no matter what, How do I get Chrome? Why did the IT load Windows S mode on my system?
1/21/202337 minutes, 39 seconds
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Computer Talk 1-21-23 Hr 2

PCIE Memory card, Bitlocker, Booting from USB popping the clutch, Google search page negative 403 is my VPN causing the issue? How do I remove Mcafee? Amazon no longer making donations on your behalf, T-Mobile Hacked again, Do I need a smartphone?
1/21/202339 minutes, 25 seconds
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Computer Talk 1-14-23 Hr 2

Should I upgrade my Pixel a3? Not connected to Internet? Turbo Tax is asking me to turn off security in order to activate the software, Slow upload speeds to Cloud Backup, File Explorer issues. So how do I set up Ooma? Should I upgrade my Win 7 Laptop? Jeff is working in ITIL as part of his studies, My speaker is broken what do I do?
1/14/202336 minutes, 38 seconds
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Computer Talk 1-14-23 Hr 1

What grounded all the planes? NASA over-paid for Licensing to avoid an audit, US Dept Interior passwords really stink, How do I relocate my router for internet, What kind of line an I on?  Krebs on Security – Experian still leaking our info to the bad guys, Do I need a land line at all? My Cell Bill is too high! Not able to use Wifi Calling on my cell.
1/14/202338 minutes, 17 seconds
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Computer Talk 1-7-23 Hr 2

Wes Bryan ITPRO TV talks Rackspace & LastPass breach as well as DR, Laptop not waking up, Quantum computing, Cell Hot Spots, Can I run Quickbooks on my PC without the Cloud?
1/7/202341 minutes, 25 seconds
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Computer Talk 1-7-23 Hr 1

Ransomware isn’t going away, LastPass Cloud Password Vault Breach Class Action Lawsuit, Cloudy Rackspace attack included access to customers data, Looking to change ISP and Cell Service, Want to upgrade / replace office 2016 with 2021.  How do I prepare for that? How does Acronis help me with backup? Can you compare backup software differences? Jeff from SC checks in, Keyboard not working, Is COMPTIA Cert worth pursuing?
1/7/202339 minutes, 32 seconds
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Computer Talk 12-17-22 Hr 1

DOJ reaches settles case with recruiter who snubbed American workers for H1B Visa holders, Microsoft Signed drivers for Hackers, Microsoft to band Crypto Mining on its servers, SBF of FTX in the stockade! Internal FTX software may have allowed transfers of Crypto (pet rocks) between accounts, Cutting Cable, Can I get rid of Antivirus software that keeps nagging me? Is my WIFI password safe? Will my old system run better on fiber?  What’s a Windows Recovery drive? How do I use Linux Ubuntu & Wine to keep an old 8.1 system new life, Windows 10 update broke my Printer.
12/17/202238 minutes, 22 seconds
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Computer Talk 12-17-22 Hr 2

Cutting the cord, Iowa Band Law, Can I buy a one-time copy of Office Suite? Tik Tok may be banned!, Is Windows Defender really ok, ok to update Win 10 to 22H2 ok? Is Google Docs safe for your data? Got a new IP, Should I host my own website?, Stay away from .HTML attachments.  
12/17/202238 minutes, 45 seconds
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Computer Talk 12-10-22 Hr 2

Wes Bryan ITProTV Talks Rackspace and DR planning, People are getting worried about surveillance, Gonetspeed running well, Clinical System still not working, update, Should I take the free router from the Fiber Provider?  
12/10/202239 minutes, 53 seconds
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Computer Talk 12-10-22 Hr 1

Rackspace Cloud hacked and millions pf mail boxes are not available to users, Bitcoin miners defaulting on Loans for mining computers, can’t even give the computers back to pay the loans, Caller thinks she was hacked, Windows 2000 system no longer opening PowerPoint, Computer Locking up may be a RAM issue, Router issue internet speeds what’s thru-put?  Should I be worried about my 12th gen Intel CPU,  
12/10/202240 minutes, 30 seconds
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Computer Talk Hr 2 11-26-22

DNS issues on a Payroll site, How do I move my data from old PC to new? What is streaming? Email issues with SBCGlobal, Need to get rid of house phone, Is Wireless cell service for the home any good? Is Defender any good for AV? How do I cfg a MESH network, My ChromeBook is not getting updated anymore what does that mean?  How much HD space does my Laptop need?  
11/26/202244 minutes, 50 seconds
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Computer Talk Hr 1 11-26-22

Tax filing software is sending all sorts of Data to Meta, France says non to Office 365 and Google Workspace in School, iCloud for Windows seems to have crossed wires and is sharing other peoples data in your account, Draftkings gamblers lose $300,000 to credential stuffing attack, AT&T cell phone seems all crossed up.  Too much data in the Air??  20 year old Clinical system not booting, Can’t get my printer to work, Having an issue with a payroll website.
11/26/202240 minutes, 24 seconds
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Computer Talk Hr 2 11-19-22

Should I upgrade to win 11?  My Chromebook is locked showing Bubbles and Eyeballs! Looking to save money on Cell Phone, Mouse, Trackpad on apple causing issues, 10 year old computer locking up, 9 year old PC not showing my email properly.  
11/19/202243 minutes, 1 second
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Computer Talk Hr 1 11-19-22

Google pays $392 million in privacy settlement, MA health dept. class action suite due to loading spyware on more than a million phones…..using Googles tech!, North Korea using Crypto to finance its weapons, Fiber Completion driving costs down, Printer talk, Pole Talk, Microsoft account team sending a message that the Russians are coming!
11/19/202238 minutes, 57 seconds
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Computer Talk Hr 2 11-12-22

Old DSL Service, Wants to cut cable!, What is MESH wifi and how do I improve my network? Is Fiber a good idea?, HP Photo Printer Envy 7858 getting clogged,  Chris is back to talk more about his Wireless Printer issues.
11/12/202238 minutes, 30 seconds
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Computer Talk Hr 1 11-12-22

Crypto Exchange FTX is now officially worthless!  Amazon and Apple in class action lawsuit for colluding on referb market for apple products, Security talk, How do we cancel M365? Cloud backup, HP Laserjet printer not connecting to my Wifi properly, What is the best source for Referb Equipment, My SBCGlobal email is not working.
11/12/202239 minutes, 12 seconds
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Computer Talk Hr 1 11-5-22

No color for you! Google knew incognito mode failed to protect privacy, AI singer sounds more real than the real thing, British GOV is scanning internet facing servers for flaws, Jeff checks in from SC,  Windows 11 and operating systems market shares, Drones can track wifi devices through walls, Browser hijack for fake Windows Trojan Don’t call the number!  
11/5/202236 minutes, 52 seconds
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Computer Talk Hr 2 11-5-22

Wes Bryan from ITPro TV Talks with the guys about Google and incognito mode. Yes  you can get rid of the picture Microsoft shows you at log-in, New Laptop black screen, Mouse is not clicking where I’m pointing, 2FA fatigue is a thing.
11/5/202233 minutes, 19 seconds
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Computer Talk Hr 1 10-29-22

Microsoft update breaks OneDrive, Microsoft Servers are being used in DDoS attacks. Alice looking for ways to improve screen viewing for impaired people, Can’t configure my weather station! How do I remove my old email address from my Apple Gmail App, Facebook counterfeiting accounts.
10/29/202236 minutes, 2 seconds
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Computer Talk Hr 2 10-29-22

Facebook counterfeiting is a thing, How do I re-sent my windows password? Verizon phone not working and can’t get help, How caller got his printer working and now I’m have issues with Acronis backup, AWS buy generators to back-up Datacenters to keep the power on, New York Post Twitter account hacked by insider!
10/29/202236 minutes, 53 seconds
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Computer Talk 10-22-22 HR 2

Smoke detector talk, can’t get my old printer to work with my computer, Internet provider has no idea what to Install, Fake malware browser hijack, Marketing that did not go as expected, What AV do you recommend? Want to log-in to an old Win 7 laptop how do I do it?
10/22/202238 minutes, 49 seconds
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Computer Talk 10-22-22 HR1

Web trackers may have leaked 3 Million patients data, Microsoft leaks customer data on its own misconfigured Cloud! What kind of Laptop should I get? Let’s talk about Smoke Detectors, Now working TWO jobs is a thing, How do I stay safe in a public place with my PC?
10/22/202233 minutes, 49 seconds
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Computer Talk 10-15-22 Hr 1

Advanced Cloud hacked via 3rd party credentials used to hack the system, Microsoft’s block list of bad drivers never applied, HP Printer no longer connected, Tablet Screen to Blue/yellow/white black dead? T-Mobile Home Internet, Outlook Mail Client stops downloading email.
10/15/202234 minutes, 24 seconds
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Computer Talk 10-15-22 Hr 2

Bark.us software can help parents protect kids in the internet, Banks not Refunding customers when they are defrauded via Peer-to-Peer Payment apps like Zelle, Thermal attack off keyboard. M365 Encryption not as good as it should be. 2FA from Microsoft seems spammy, Look out for Phishing emails from Microsoft, geeksquad etc.
10/15/202237 minutes, 59 seconds
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Computer Talk 10-8-22 Hr 1

Windows 11 updates breaking file copies and printing, Major hospital network hit with Ransomware, Email bomb; how do I stop it? Get rid copper phone line for Wireless Internet from T Mobile,  How do I upgrade my old Traditional drive to SSD, Cable DNS settings, How can I fix a broken HD? Kroll Ontrack might be able to get your data back.
10/8/202235 minutes, 17 seconds
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Computer Talk 10-8-22 Hr 2

External 20TB SSD drive is a thing, Verizon 50Mbps Wireless Home internet works!, Battery on laptop is failing, T Mobile Wireless internet is working very well, Screen Sharing app suggestions, New Laptop and backup what do I need? E911 on Cell Phone, What’s better Cellular internet or Fiber?
10/8/202242 minutes, 22 seconds
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Computer Talk 9-24-22 Hr 2

Wes Bryan ITPro TV talks Tech, What is more secure MAC or Windows, Celcius wants to sell you IOU crypto to cover their bankruptcy, Caller wants to change her password.  
9/24/202230 minutes, 54 seconds
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Computer Talk 9-24-22 Hr 1

Morgan Stanly left client data on Server drives it sold, Ethereum plunges as SEC looks to regulate, SpaceX wants to at internet to school buses, Tesla sued over missing Full Autopilot, My system was encrypted after MS update and I got it fixed!, How do I backup my data? let me count the ways.  
9/24/202233 minutes, 39 seconds
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Computer Talk 9-17-22 Hr 2

More talk about what to buy, My update placed my PC in a Bitlocker recovery what do I do? Cookies how does it impact me? Duck Duck Go any good? Every OS Sucks – Three Dead Trolls in a baggy! Look out for skimmers! – Brian Krebs,  
9/17/202233 minutes, 50 seconds
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Computer Talk 9-17-22 Hr 1

MS Teams storing Auth tokens in plain txt, Uber hacked by an 18 year old, The Explosion that wasn’t, Cox email is no longer sending, how do I migrate to another service? Got GoNetSpeed now what do I do for email? Want’s to buy a new laptop what should he get? Should you separate your Financial System from your everyday system?  
9/17/202234 minutes, 11 seconds
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Computer Talk 9-10-22 Hr 1

LA school district gets hit with a Cyber Attack on labor day; still down, M365 data in the cloud data loss, Win 11 PC health Check not allowing my perfectly good system, AI in art is making some amazing strides.  
9/12/202234 minutes, 29 seconds
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Computer Talk 9-10-22 Hr 2

Looking to buy new Tech from scratch, Crypto and power usage may be coming to a head, Cisco is not patching EOL Small Business Routers, Built-in Roku can’t seem to support antenna properly.
9/10/202235 minutes, 7 seconds
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Computer Talk 9/3/22 Hr 2

Look out your SaaS is going to cost you a lot more thanks to sustainability the Crypto firm Matt Damon was pushing sent 10.5 Million in fake money by accident and can’t get it back, What are those funny files on my USB stick?,  AC power management failing, Why can’t I upgrade my Win 10? 5 Mobile banking apps put 300,000 digital fingerprints at risk, how can I reduce my spam?  
9/3/202238 minutes, 45 seconds
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Computer Talk 9/3/22 Hr 1

Dentists using lasers to blast fillings, Fog-Reveal using location tracking to sell info to Law enforcement, CBIA finds that 40,000 unemployment claims in 2 months with DOL new system, T-Mobile home internet seems great can I cut cable? More info on wireless internet for your home, 3G phones are no longer working, Voice control of my computer, Getting Fiber should I keep cable?   
9/3/202238 minutes, 14 seconds
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Computer Talk 8/27/22 Hr 2

Wes Bryan ITPRO TV talks Tech about getting connected, My NAS is dying what do I do, My system HD is pegged at 100% what do I do? How do I DVR streaming service?  
8/27/202237 minutes, 3 seconds
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Computer Talk 8/27/22 Hr 1

Apple DOJ Investigation – Anti-Trust, Apple want’s your butts back in the office, Internet in motel not very good, Apple Car play issue was an incompatible cable, Jeff from SC is getting back in the game!  
8/27/202236 minutes, 31 seconds
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Computer Talk 8-20-22 Hr 2

Continuing with iPhone carplay issue, Getting Gonetspeed can I use MS defender? What should I be setting my firewall, You can mark mail as spam IOS devices, Not all USB ports are equal, What is going on with digital currency?  My system reverted back to win 8 from win 10, Going to GoNetspeed what do I do about my email and phone?  
8/20/202241 minutes, 28 seconds
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Computer Talk 8-20-22 Hr 1

Update your apple ASAP, Rhythm Nation tune can crash your HD, Wondering why your IT job was outsourced? The internet drops every hour, My internet drops every hour might it be my 10 year old Router? Bad guys got access to my MAC! , Got a warning that someone changed my password….it was me, Can’t seem to interface my new Chevy to my new iPhone.  
8/20/202241 minutes, 58 seconds
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Computer Talk 8/13/22 Hr 2

Microsoft lays off 200 people in charge of keeping customers happy, Why is ATT making it harder to get my mail? Another ATT email issue that gets fixed if you log-in via their portal, More email issues with ATT.  
8/13/202245 minutes, 5 seconds
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Computer Talk 8/13/22 Hr 1

Paypal may phish you, yikes!, Google will be sending political spam to you even though you don’t want it, Cloud based Advanced still down, My Tesla system is working now once I re-set my stuff, My battery is crap only lasts most of the day! My track is going crazy!, Rural Michigan man started his own ISP now working to get 600 more customers.  
8/13/202240 minutes, 41 seconds
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Computer Talk 7/30/22 Hr 2

Wes Bryan ITPRO TV talks about what it means to get Certified. Jeff in SC is getting has email account attacked? Got Gonetspeed running 1gb/1gb how can I make it even faster? “I just wake up and cry” Crypto bankruptcies harming “investors”.  
7/30/202236 minutes, 56 seconds
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Computer Talk 7/30/22 Hr 1

Chinese equipment may be spying on our infrastructure, New CT DOL ReEmployCT finding 50% of filings are fraud since it was on-line, Can’t connect to Netflix but other stuff ok.  Maybe a new Router? Can an APP force restrictions on how it can be used, Let’s troubleshoot the Station, Former Cisco Employee talks about how Huawei counterfeited Cisco Routers. Should I try GoNetSpeed?  
7/30/202239 minutes, 47 seconds
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Wipe and Reload Maybe An Option

Crypto lenders bankrupt, Dog Money, Moving and getting GoNetSpeed, Wipe & Reload, VPN getting blocked, Email font issue.
7/16/202240 minutes, 10 seconds
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Big Tech needs US Schools to teach Geek!

10,000 companies hit with Phish that was able to beat MFA, Smart Thermostats harming the grid, Experian being tricked in to open a new Account and allow bad guys to open a Credit line, Texas Utility paying Bitcoin minders NOT to mine. My Motorola phone’s MSG App stinks, Can I get my data after a BSD? Should I use Facebook Marketplace? Big Tech needs US Schools to teach Geek!  
7/16/202239 minutes, 29 seconds
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Back Up Your Back Ups!

Wes Bryan from ITPRO TV Talks backups, Win 10 All-in-one mouse issues, Microsoft rolls back default macro block in Office without telling anyone1 Billion Chinese citizens data leaked , Apple Lock-down Mode, How to backup my Laptop? Watch out for scammers, I lost my internet connection.  
7/9/202239 minutes, 20 seconds
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National Internet Outage

Canada’s internet went down, Crypto Wallet doesn’t understand how to configure 2FA, Mark Cuban backed Voyager files for bankruptcy, 12th gen Intel CPUs causing browser crashes, What modem should I buy for my internet service?, Sliing TV is not performing well on my TV but everything else is working fine, Azure having capacity issues, Delete sound affect in Windows, Using the surge-protection on RJ45 Slowed down my internet, Android Tablet getting odd Zoom error.  
7/9/202240 minutes, 32 seconds
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Partition Sizing

Boot issues, Router & Security issues, How large of a partition do I need? Chromebook power wash does it wipe a system clean?, iPhone Picture/Data Management, iPhone 7 issues, Can’t get my Fidelity software to work, FBI warns about deep fake interviews.  
7/2/202244 minutes, 21 seconds
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Snooping on Americans

FCC says Tic Tok is snooping on Americans, Long Island Blockchain delisted for fraud, Apple Insider Trading executive indicted for Insider trading,  Should I upgrade to Win 10? Should I update to 21H2? Yes! Lost HD Partition can’t boot, Spam email that looks legit but is not, My speed is not what they said it was, My PC takes way too long to Boot.  
7/2/202238 minutes, 21 seconds
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Computer Talk 6/25/22 Hr 2

Wes Bryan  - ITPROTV talks Tech, Bill Gates feels Crypto and NFTs are based on Greater Fool Theory, Is Fiber worth it? Can I use my old monitor on my new computer?  
6/25/202238 minutes, 24 seconds
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Computer Talk 6/25/22 Hr 1

Pitching Machine that can replicate pitchers you may face, TAB ranked in the TOP 10% of ALL MSPs Nationally, After an Office Update of my Office 2013 is now broken, Israeli DMV has scalpers for your appointment, Printing site fined $500,000 for data breach and charging customers for closing compromised accounts.  2FA via Yubico Keys.  
6/25/202238 minutes, 49 seconds
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What the Heck is S2992

Teslas may be recalled due to deadly auto pilot crashes, Microsoft still has not patched a critical RCE, NASA to update helicopter on Mars! Windows 11 got updated on incompatible hardware! How good is Cellular wireless for home? iPhone videos won’t play on Windows 10/11 systems without a $0.99 update from Microsoft, What the heck is S2992?   
6/11/202236 minutes, 55 seconds
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Pirated Software, Not Safe. Say It Isn't So!

Microsoft trumpets HR fixes, People are trying to find pirated CCleaner and getting hit with Malware,  Local Newspapers are not policing Comments and seniors are getting scammed, Too much cable signal causing issues, The Library can be a great training resource for computers, New All in one printer may not be on the network!  
6/11/202237 minutes, 27 seconds
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Blacklisted

Proton Email, My email system was hacked now I’m on a blacklist, Frustrated with Outlook and Microsoft they want me to rent it every year! Need to find file Duplicates, My scanner slow is it me or something else? Can’t get online,  
6/4/202239 minutes, 4 seconds
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Get Back In The Office

New York State to banning Crypto Mining Operations due to electricity use, Elon says if you are a Tesla Exec get your butts back in the office, Podcast outage due to forgetting Cert renewal, Amazon Employee suing Amazon for expenses of working from home, HP Laptop battery getting hot, How do I get my pictures off my Cellphone onto a USB Thumb drive? How do I setup email on my Macbook Air? Microsoft RCE Zero-Day can execute code without asking from a Word Doc! I have an SBCGlobal.net mail box what should I move to?  
6/4/202239 minutes, 42 seconds
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Could It Be Your Signature

Wes Bryan from ITPRO TV talks with us about Networking, Dell Scanner/Printer issues, Can’t e-mail from Outlook.com to gmail.com account could it be your signature?, Using MoCa for Cable Network, My Laptop is working off-line.  
5/28/202232 minutes, 2 seconds
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Google Privacy

Twitter using your cell number for 2FA and then selling it!! Duck Duck Go say it ain’t so, The Nano Bots are coming…..they are smaller than a flea, Zoom meeting performance issues, Why would we NOT recommend a Microsoft Surface, Best VPN, Can I add Modems in every room of my home to avoid Wifi Radiation?, Google Privacy not able to get my Nursing Lic # off the internet.
5/28/202237 minutes, 18 seconds
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Unable to Survive a Ransomware Attack

Luna Coin went to near Worthless!, Coinbase says your Crypto might be part of a Bankruptcy settlement, Lincoln College unable to survive a Ransomware attack, How do I recover my Google password when I no longer have access to the recovery email or phone number? Webroot forcing a charge on my card, Office 2013 ribbon settings, How do I wipe a PC so I can give it to someone else, Should I upgrade to Win 11?
5/14/202238 minutes, 50 seconds
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It Works!

Joey tests a new Facebook Live Feature for the show! Office 2010/2013 works! Chromebook how do I know if an App is legit? Wifi not working after Fiber install, HP Elitebook can I charge it from USB?, How  do take the Hum out of my tape/Mp3 conversion? Should I give TruBill my bank account info? Is a recovery the same a s backup?
5/14/202240 minutes, 12 seconds
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Why I don’t Crypto in my 401k

Brett Arends from MarketWatch – Why I don’t Crypto in my 401k, Apple will NOT let me reuse my 9 year old monitor on my new MAC computer, Security for cell phones, OpenDNS, Streaming device shutting down or is it my TV? How can I stop everything from tracking me?, Can I connect my TV to my PC?  
5/7/202242 minutes, 14 seconds
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I got Hacked! Now what?

Russia to make their criminals with IT experience available to Russian businesses, Facebook deliberately took down Australian Govt pages during the pay-for-news negotiations, Google, Apple & Microsoft want to go password less, Windows 8 systems not booting, Lenovo ThinkPad Win 10/11 can I re-use Office 2010? I got Hacked! Now what? Should I install that $200 modem I just purchased?  
5/7/202237 minutes, 54 seconds
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Social Media Wants All Your In"form"ation

Facebook was scraping your data while you were filling out FAFSA forms, AI can detect Cancer before doctors, Win 11 on Unsupported Devices and Win 10 is still growing, My Email sent the wrong document, Plaid want’s your bank account and password in order to allow you to pay your billss.
5/2/202237 minutes, 43 seconds
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Stopping a DDoD Attack

The Ransom is only 15% of the total cost of an attack, India want’s VPN providers to keep 5 years of data, How to properly shut-down a PC or Server, Cloudflare stops a DDoD Attack,  Onyx Crypto attacks shred your data  
4/30/202239 minutes, 42 seconds
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Computer Talk 4/23/22 Hr 2

Wes Bryan ITPRO TV talking security, EDR/MDR, Zero-Trust, etc, iCloud backup caused a Crypto-Breach, How do I transfer data from my phone?, EU says USB-C is the standard, Your Android may be compromised.  
4/23/202235 minutes, 58 seconds
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Computer Talk 4/23/22 Hr 1

Electric grid using Open Source software that was just hacked, US Govt grants $12M to develop cyberattack defense tools, Windows Defender sees Google updates as malicious, Latest Win 10 Updates prevents freezing, After Win 10 Update user can no longer write to Ext HD, I have Vista is it safe to use? NO!, No Audio after Win 10 Updates.  
4/23/202237 minutes, 43 seconds
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Fiber For All

Tom Perrone of GoNetSpeed talks about their fiber network rollout. Special deals and how to get your neighborhood interested and set up for their network. 
4/16/202232 minutes, 31 seconds
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Can you Hear Me Now, Well You're Not Supposed To.

Conference services still receiving sound even though you muted, NTF of first tweet cost $3 million real dollars and could not generate more than $250 at auction, Atlassian comes clean out the outage that lost client data, Don’t Google your streaming service connection, Moving from SBCglobal to Google, Fiber coming to your area? Wikipedia will not accept Crypto, Vista being used for bill paying, Yikes!  
4/16/202234 minutes, 7 seconds
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Computer Talk 4/9/22 Hr 2

How did the bad guys get my credit card number? Should I upgrade to win 11? Should I use sbcglobal.net? How can I stop Robocalls? My printer stopped working due to a rental issue, Is the eyeball on my Chromebook showing my password ok? Worlds biggest Cybercrime forum brought down, Hotmail issues, What is down detector? Dell can’t find my Camera.    
4/9/202238 minutes, 12 seconds
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Computer Talk 4/9/22 Hr 1

Russian Voting App still active in Russia, M365 increasing by nearly 30% for Non-Profit companies, US Govt entered Commercial Firewalls to remove Malware, The Russian people using Tech to get to western info, You can forward GMAIL, My business Facebook account was hacked what do I do? I my browser is ok? How do know if Paypal will send my money to my account, French Data Center did not have Fire Suppression. How do I configure my new business Mail Box?    
4/9/202241 minutes, 12 seconds
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Hackers Gonna Hack

Hackers gaining access to Govt Agency mail boxes, Google survey shows that Govt workers feel Microsoft is a Security risk, Wyze cams have a huge security issue and will not be patched,  Azure static Web Pages being used by hackers, So secure websites could be operated by the bad guys, Samsung right to repair!, Should I use VPN when on public networks? What should I use to secure my PC?, is Webroot ok on a Mac?  
4/2/202239 minutes, 2 seconds
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Hello, Can You Read Me?

Email not coming in, Cutting the cable, What’s a VPN?, How do I get access to data from another computer? How does a Wifi Hotspot work? Can I use VoIP via my Condo Assoc internet service? QR Codes safe nope? Browser Hijack could I have prevented it? Yep OpenDNS.  
4/2/202239 minutes, 1 second
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Back Up Everything

Wes Bryan ITPRO TV talks security, Netgear Router R7000 is blocking my son’s Xbox, Azure issues with accounts, Having issues backing up Cell Phone, HP Software blocked by K9 filter, iMAC Upgrade lost email who’s fault is it?  
3/26/202241 minutes, 9 seconds
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Security Awareness Training

Microsoft Hacked!, Apple sued for storing data on someone else’s servers, Town of Plainfield Ransomed, SAT – Security Awareness Training, Nestle hacked? Nope they leaked their own data, Looking for a Laptop what should I look for? What do I need for a computer for gaming specs?, Outlook not working? Do I need to Subscribe? Yahoo mail attachments going to Downloads rather than opening it’s a Firefox bug.  
3/26/202238 minutes, 30 seconds
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More Pop Ups! Pop Ups Everywhere.

What is “Back-TAP”? When is 3G being sunset? How do I troubleshoot Wi-Fi, What hardware do I need?  Trouble sending e-mail, the addresses that are cashed causing issues, Looking for PC Specs, Microsoft has adds in File Explorer – yikes! My internet is not working where do I start? CRIS Radio.  
3/19/202235 minutes, 47 seconds
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Microsoft- Hey That's A virus! Also Microsoft- Hey That's Us!

Windows Defender tagging Microsoft Office updates as Malware, Germans telling their people to remove Kaspersky AV from their computers, NPM Developer adds a malicious code to cause problems with users in Russia, Justice Dept Police AI program not beng monitored for results or efficacy, Having issues with Public WiFi, Mouse not working when on mouse pad, My smart switch is following me, Why is my phone minimizing my apps on me? Thunderbird e-mail issue is it me or the mail service?  
3/19/202233 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Pop Ups Will NOT Stop!

AI is great but still needs some work, UK govt signs IT contracts without understanding them, Bitcoin ATM illegal in UK, How vulnerable are we to Cyber?, APC UPS connected to the Cloud could catch fire!, How to expand drivers form PC you are restoring from backup, Google One issue how do I stop the pop-up?, System rebooting when being asked to shut down, Dual monitors not updating resolution properly, QuickBooks desktop 2019/2021 – Microsoft forced upgrade to 11 now what?  
3/12/202239 minutes, 50 seconds
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End Of Life (EOL) Is Mean!

What are our current PC Specs, Wireless Printer DHCP issue,  Google Chrome says it’s updating but looks to be EOL,  Maybe new Google Chrome OS FLEX is a workaround? How do I build a recovery disk for my PC? Google keeps logging me out, AMD TPM Mods causing performance issues, Net Neutrality is it a thing, Laptop to do CAD what do I need?  
3/11/202240 minutes, 29 seconds
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Should I Stay Or Should I Go, To Windows 11?

Slow tablet, My Chromcast is choking, Cable company had issues hooking doorbell cam, Microsoft want’s your credit card to load Win 11 beta, OpenDNS does it work with Linksys Velop?,  Samsung running out of space – it’s the OS, Help CFG my Arlo, Should I upgrade to Win 11?  
3/5/202240 minutes, 31 seconds
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Get Your Passwords CoRe$t!

Passwords!!, Elon warning that donated Starlink Sat connections to Ukraine may be targeted by Russians, 2nd monitor not working after Win 10 update, My plastic laptop is falling apart, what OS should I use?, How do I block spam Text msgs in Apple, Every OS Sucks!, Home Cellular Internet is a thing!  
3/5/202238 minutes, 55 seconds
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You Have The Power! For Internet

Destructive Malware hits windows systems in Ukraine , Keyboard causing CDROM to pop, Whole-House VPN should I do it? Malware Bytes detecting a Word Doc as malware, Smoke Detector talk, Blue Scree of death 8 year old PC, Acronis backup monthly charges, Ubiquity WIFI system for larger areas, Power over Ethernet.  
2/26/202239 minutes, 30 seconds
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Tech Does Not Gove Free Money, Sorry

Companies are not being truthful about M365 Pricing Increases, Cyber attackers using valid mail servers to spread malware via Docusign, Fake Nvidia Hack of video card to mine Crypto just gives you malware, MS Store has counterfeit software delivering Malware, 10,000 spams in my AOL a day, Difference between a file level backup vs System Image, IRS is no longer forcing you to submit biometric information, Hardware is always best, PC is always Freezing, Can’t pay my Cable Bill!  
2/26/202238 minutes, 23 seconds
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You Can Be A Geek To!

Wes Bryan from ITPRo TV talks about CompTIA A+ Certs, Utility bill online due to security settings, NUVO Sound System having issues connecting via BlueTooth, New Printer, Audacy App playing Spanish Language commercials to non-Spanish speaking customers.  
2/19/202239 minutes, 14 seconds
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My Bionic Eye Can't See.

Bionic Eye company no longer supporting implant, The Russians are coming, Hard Disk crash now can’t get Win 7 installed to work properly, Win 10 Updates, Red Cross Hacked because they used a tool to make password resets easier after account lock-out , Brother printer not on the network.  
2/19/202241 minutes, 20 seconds
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Updates are Lonnnggggggg

Windows needs 8 hours to update, Film making a comeback, Get a calcium scan, 35mm camera where can I sell it, polaroid 300 camera, gonetspeed hardware.  
2/12/202246 minutes, 42 seconds
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Here Phishy Phishy

Talking Digital Camera’s with John Ryan, Car radio station crashed my radio, Linked-in Phishing may catch you, Should I set-up my recovery disk?, Can I point my camera at the sun? How do I backup my phone pictures? Where can I buy a camera locally? Brave Browser is faster? Having trouble streaming a pirate TV station.  
2/12/202239 minutes, 27 seconds
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Cutting The Cable

New Mexico town Ransomware attack brings down the jail, school etc, What Router should I get? SYSJOKER provides backdoors to Apple, Windows and Linux Systems, VoIP cutting the cable.  
1/15/202239 minutes, 28 seconds
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Regulating The Cloud

Final Site outage was on the Google Cloud, UK to look at Regulating Cloud providers due to service issues,  Google Privacy issues, Fiber questions, Router what kind do recommend?, Cannon Printers are showing you how to hack them, Windows Server patches cause servers to reboot, Huston Parking Meters getting tricked.
1/15/202236 minutes, 15 seconds
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Are Cookies, Good? (I Prefer Sugar Cookies)

Internet Speed issues, Driver update utility for my Lenovo, Lock Screen Weather app on Win 10, Brave Browser is superfast! Is it ok to accept cookies?  What should a town look for in an IT company?, Win 10/ Win 11 buzz sound, New PC wants to Run Win 7 but admin account asking for password that does not exist.  
1/8/202239 minutes, 32 seconds
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Another Weekend, Another Outage

Norton 360 installing crypto-miner on your system, Kronos Cloud outage, Microsoft Exchange Date issue stops mail from flowing, Can’t remove Webroot, How do I connect my PC to network, backup, Secure email, My backup is not working…what do I do?  
1/8/202240 minutes, 52 seconds
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What Is DNS?

Wes Bryan from ITPROTV talks DNS & Training, What is DNS? Facebook found 7 security companies surveilling 50,000 victims by using fake accounts, Paypal scam caller lost $4k, Kronos hack….can’t get paid.  
12/18/202138 minutes, 43 seconds
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Should Windows 11 Be a Thing Yet?

Kronos Cloud time clock down for weeks, Android users can get an Apple Ap to see if their being tracked, Log4J Vulnerability, Should we update to Win 11? 5 year old HP System boots in 16 Seconds is it failing? Tuesday updates 21H2 should I wait? I win Defender any good? How does my CPU compare? Big Data usage…16gb?   
12/18/202136 minutes, 47 seconds
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Windows 11 Fails Again

Rupert Goodwins talks Crypto Currency, Win 11 Breaking SSD drive performance by 25%!, IPv6 should get protected by, New Keyboard will not work, Bitcoin Talk.  
12/13/202139 minutes, 27 seconds
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Another Outage

Cox Data Breach, Eleckta outage causes victims Insurance to skyrocket!, AWS Outage brings down the planet, What AV should I use for a MAC? Old PC needs a battery, Cut the cable can I get full speed, GoNetSpeed fiber rocking Bristol, HP Laptop broken hinge should I repair?  Apple Air-Tags being used to steal cars….need to buy a Club.  
12/11/202139 minutes, 3 seconds
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Computer Talk 12/4/21 Hr 2

Can’t share PDFs via Teams, Scanned PDF document not displaying properly on two different PCs, Gonetspeed in Condos yet? FBI can read your WhatsAPP messages in real-time, Cable issues with Comcast so they are going to Gonetspeed!, NC user using Skyrunner internet, What should I use to backup my computer, NSO software used on State Dept employees phones as well.
12/4/202139 minutes, 3 seconds
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Computer Talk 12/4/21 Hr 1

2.1 Million accounts exposed in data breach, BadgerDAO Defunded by crooks, Edge Browser want’s to loan you money, Microsoft “Browser Shaming” people who just use Edge to install Chrome, Looking to buy a used pc, Passwords what should we do?, Edge browser blocking legacy software, iPAD locked out can’t get connected to router.  
12/4/202138 minutes, 26 seconds
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Age Old Question Apple vs Google

Netflix Phish trying to get your account and payment info, Amazon India did not notice that Marijuana was being sold on the site, Wordpress Godaddy Managed Service hacked, German state looking to dump Microsoft Office for LibreOffice due to Win 11 req,  HAM Radio operator wants to use software for his radio…..no!, Can I get a new Trackphone?, Danny want’s a new Tablet, ITPRO.TV can get you trained up in IT, Google Pixel 6 beats., Am I running Norton? Pixel 6 beats out All other phones for Security, Apple Sues NSO for breaking into it’s phones.  
11/27/202139 minutes, 45 seconds
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Let's Get You Trained!

ITPRO.TV gets you trained up on IT! Southington area getting underground fiber from Frontier, Should I my upgrade Apple OS?, Android Smart-Switch tool helps transfer data from old phones to new, Best approach to Youtube cameras, Printer will not print 4X6 picture just go to CVS!  
11/27/202139 minutes, 59 seconds
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Windows 11 on Win-Don't 11

Cyber Security, Should I upgrade to Win 11?, Win 7 no longer connecting to network, Should I buy a monitor or an ALL-IN-ONE?  Canadian hacker arrested for stealing 34Million in Crypto with SIM-Jack attack, Is it OK to run Defender?, Can we share the internet in a condo? How do I make a remote connection to a PC,  Utah medical center data breach may have been detected by an MDR!  
11/20/202136 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Cloud Fell From The Sky

Tesla Cloud outage….I can’t start my car!, Crypto is heating the planet, How do companies collecting data make money? Low-cost way to print, How do I connect a device to network? Why won’t they give me Cyber Insurance for my company?
11/20/202135 minutes, 7 seconds
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VoIP to POTS Line

Robinhood app hacked by simple social engineering, Missouri apologizes to 600K teachers, Google warns of Watering-hole attack on Apple devices, Win 11 forcing Edge browser on users, How to transfer date from old PC to new, Should we be concerned about Chinese MFG our computer hardware? Dropbox locked me out because they said I was a terrorist! Roku thinks I Live in NY when I live in CT, Can I convert a VoIP line into POTs for my alarm system? 
11/13/202137 minutes, 55 seconds
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2nd PC Thoughts

Musk talk, Where do you get a MAC fixed? What should I get as a 2nd PC for financial use? Apple updated my phone and now I can’t share pictures, Vizio makes more money selling data on what you watch on their TVs then in selling TVs! COX is blocking e-mail via VPN, Comcast Outage, VHS to DVD, E-bay hack.
11/13/202137 minutes, 7 seconds
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Do you Take Crypto, No, But Yes. I Think?

Kroger tricked into saying they accept Crypto when they don’t, Caller thanked us for fixing his wife’s Wifi password issue by using correct password,  22 year old kid convicted of SIM-SWAP hacks earning him 784K in fake money, What computer should I buy?, Are links in Youtube safe?, Why you should use OpenDNS while surfing, Should I cut the cable?, Beat Comcast with new account, ok to leave laptop plugged in, Old laptop is freezing with disk issues.
11/6/202139 minutes, 6 seconds
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Hack The Planet! Or a Tesla

Hackers got access to an Instagram account and stole money from people looking to help a Kidney Patient, Tesla over-the-air update could cause your car to break when you don’t want it to, 160% increase in your Data Center rental costs, Cisco flaw allows hackers to look at the traffic on your network, Danny agrees with me that Tesla may want to re-consider over-the-air updates to Tesla cars, Apple Monterey is Bricking Apple Systems, Why can’t I just copy and paste a program?, Should I upgrade to Win 11? Old Printer needs a PAR port in order to work on new PC, Car Dr gives a bit more info on Updates for Teslas.
11/6/202139 minutes, 43 seconds
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Computer Talk 10/30/21 Hr 1

Zales web-site leaking customer data,  FBI Raids POS giant PAX Tech that might be used in Cyber Attacks, Squidgame e-mails offering fake season 2, SK Internet suing Netflix over Squidgame data usage, windows DNS cache needs to flushed, Someone is trying to log-in my Amazon account, How should I backup my data?, My browsing is slow, pictures not displaying, Can I use GOVT provided internet to stream TV?
10/30/202135 minutes, 22 seconds
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Computer Talk 10/30/21 Hr 2

Cellular WIFI any good? What’s a PODCAST? Win10 Log-in issue, Should I replace my drive with SSD,  Should I power down at night?, My Win 10 is not updating, Had a hard time returning her hotspot, Remote Speakers, Smart-switch stuck ON, 70% of WIFI Cracked in Israel, Need help Config Bluetooth devices, Can’t connect to Wifi……it’s the password!
10/30/202140 minutes, 12 seconds
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Computer Talk 10/23/21 Hr 2

Wes Bryan from ITPRO TV talks about becoming a geek, Cannon getting sued for breaking the scanner when the ink is out , 7-11 in trouble for collecting personal data, VPN issue, Drive Maintenance & too much security, Grey MAC screen,
10/23/202135 minutes, 32 seconds
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Computer Talk 10/23/21 Hr 1

Deep fake of moon landing crash, SIM Jacking sales person sentenced, iPOD turns 20, MAC can’t connect to secure websites, What tablet should I buy?, Slow system due to Windows Defender, Youtubers getting hijacked for years.
10/23/202133 minutes, 24 seconds
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Computer Talk 10/16/21 Hr 2

Gonetspeed!!!, Do I clean out my browser cache, Danny thinks you can make money in SAT stocks, How do I remove device? Public Internet Security, HD error message - Blue Screen, My chromebook is expiring? How do I transfer my files, Condo internet service, App and browser controls should I use it?
10/16/202137 minutes, 46 seconds
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Computer Talk 10/16/21 Hr 1

Chashout Kings scalping consumers, Clipboard stealer knows your crypto bank account, Lan-tenna can sniff your data cable, Darkweb knows your e-mail, What’s more secure Web-browser or App?, Teams will keep track of your positive comments, My Computer is not able to run Windows 11…and that’s ok, Once I bleed off the power my laptop USB ports work again.  Should I clear my browser cache?
10/16/202138 minutes, 30 seconds
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Computer Talk 10/9/21 Hr 2

So my phone is Listening to me? Coinbase had 6000 customers get hacked this spring! What about Opera Browser? Tracking technology, AMD is not performing under Win 11, Can’t upload data to Medical site, Microsoft right to repair.
10/9/202138 minutes, 33 seconds
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Computer Talk 10/9/21 Hr 1

Your SMS txts may have been read by hackers for 5 years!, Facebook outage – they locked themselves out of their systems, Firefox has built in paid search into the browser, Setting up a Website, HP update the BIOS?, Facebook bands Unfollow-everything developer, Dead Printer, Facebook outage my phone is listening how do I stop it?
10/9/202134 minutes, 38 seconds
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Computer Talk 10/2/21 Hr 1

AI created Beethoven’s 10th based on 4 notes, US School Districts blame Amazon for nationwide School bus driver shortage, Spotify causing battery drain, Google Voice Scam, HP will not boot after Windows update, Chromebook needs to have Browser Cache Cleaned, Virus software.
10/2/202139 minutes, 25 seconds
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Computer Talk 10/2/21 Hr 2

Apple pay could have an issue in the UK, Cheap way to do bills and internet on two Chromebooks, Hospital facing lawsuit for death of baby after ransomware attack, My Iphone will not sync with my car, Erik’s dehumidifier want’s to know if he’s home, how do I get my Gmail? ITPRO TV, 15 year old PC what should I do?
10/2/202137 minutes, 48 seconds
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Computer Talk 9/25/21 Hr 2

Cloud VoIP hit by DDoS attack. No-Dial-Tone-For-You! My Dropbox account was disabled what do I do?, Do I want to do a BIOS upgrade? Can’t get pictures to SD Card- A01 Samsung, iphone x battery health, Apple being forced to use USB-c.  
9/25/202134 minutes, 4 seconds
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Computer Talk 9/25/21 Hr 1

FBI held Ransomware keys that could have helped companies recover from an attack, China makes Crypto Currency illegal, Print nightmare still a thing, Azure Cloud not patching Linux VM issue they caused, Win 10 Aug update now I can’t log-in, Router dropping when people connect, is my WD Cloud secure?  
9/25/202133 minutes, 52 seconds
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Computer Talk 8/28/21 Hr 2

Comcast modem issue, Webroot pre-paid card, EMF wifi  effect on people, Internet privacy, Upgrading a 5 year old system, Router config, I opened a spam message am I ok?  
8/28/202137 minutes, 38 seconds
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Computer Talk 8/28/21 Hr 1

Azure Cloud vulnerability is the worst you can imagine, Samsung can brick your TV if it’s a looted device, Google will pay 15 Billing to be on Apple devices, The First Arcade game turns 50, BSOD when watching videos, Microsoft will no longer support Office Apps on Chromebook, Alternative AV to AVG, System slow to boot, New HP Laptop should I run Norton?  
8/28/202135 minutes, 14 seconds
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Computer Talk 8/21/21 Hr 2

E-mail viewing source, SSD drive failing, Bitcoin,  mining to spew more Co2 then Mexico if it gets to $500,000, Bitcoin is the future?!?, Dogecoin Rap – Reason Mag – DOG MONEY, @Exite.com going away, Should I use the Free Win 10 Link to upgrade?,  
8/21/202133 minutes, 47 seconds
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Computer Talk 8-21-21 Hr 1

T-Mobile & AT&T Hack, Dallas Police delete crime data, can’t get it back, Polly Network may hire the hacker that robed them blind, FTC taking on Tesla “self-driving”, How do I figure out what App I removed from my device if I want it back, Hotmail scam, Keyspan adapter for Tripplite, What Apple MAC Book should I get?, Router Suggestions, Time Machine backup.
8/21/202135 minutes, 45 seconds
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Computer Talk 8/14/21 Hr 1

Yes MACs can get Malware, the IBM 5150 Turns 40, Largest Crypto Heist to date and the bad guys return the money, Accenture Ransomware attack,  Webroot Diags, Security Cams and POE, Laptop speakers blown, SIM Jacking, HP drive guard.  
8/16/202139 minutes, 21 seconds
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Computer Talk 8/14/21 Hr 2

Why can’t I print my e-mail from Gmail? Is my Data safe at the DMV?  Home Integration where do I start? Windows email is not working, None of my e-mail is working in outlook, It’s not ME it’s YOU how to WhiteList your friends email address,  How to view content via a VPN?  
8/16/202138 minutes, 2 seconds
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Computer Talk 8/7/21 Hr 1

Ransomware, Microsoft Defender Broken, Fake Windows 11, Security Cameras (Reolink), Mac seems better than PCs  
8/7/202137 minutes, 48 seconds
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Computer Talk 8/7/21 Hr 2

Apple migration, Paypal changes, Don’t google it Know the link!, Apple devices, Apple to scan your devices for Child Abuse, GoNetSpeed!, Nvidia Shield for streaming,  
8/7/202136 minutes, 51 seconds
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Computer Talk 7/10/21 Hr 1

Cloud version of Quickbooks wants your employee payroll data, Apple warns its devices may interfere with implanted medical devices, Microsoft can’t seem to get Printnightmare correct, Why is my Wifi speed slower than what my internet speed is? My 7th grader fixed an issue in 5min!, XP upgrades in the past, How do I backup my system? Older WD NASs hit with 2018 exploit that allowed it to be completely erased! Large data breach at Morgan Stanley – thanks to Cl0p gang and a vendors servers,  
7/10/202136 minutes, 58 seconds
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Computer Talk 7/10/21 Hr 2

Iran had its train system hacked, Crackonosh mining Fake-Money, Branson heading space, Executive order may effect big tech, Is my PC affected by Print Nightmare? My iphone started playing a speech I gave when charging, Security for PCs, Fiber coming!, Should I upgrade to Win 10 21H1? What do I need for a new PC?
7/10/202137 minutes, 40 seconds
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Computer Talk 7/3/21 Hr 2

Microsoft Store still broke, Could not imbed images in email, Having issues with Craig’s List, Secure e-mail options, Benefits of Duck Duck Go, Is my 4G phone really 3G?  O365 issue with multiple boxes.  
7/6/202137 minutes, 30 seconds
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Computer Talk 7/3/21 Hr 1

Your MSPs tool they rent to you is being used to ransom your business, Windows 11 Launch a bit of a mess, My Router performance on 2.4Ghz is too slow, Microsoft Store broken can’t seem to purchase Flight Simulator, How do I DVR a Stream on my Streaming Hardware? Email seems compromised, No email in his inbox; he was hacked.  
7/6/202136 minutes, 38 seconds
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Computer Talk 6/26/21 Hr 2

Avg Price for a laptop, Fiber coming to your area? Dell notebook user needs training, But I want to keep my old copper line!!, Windows 11  
6/26/202132 minutes, 42 seconds
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Computer Talk 6-26-21 Hr 1

Bob’s last show! Big tech getting under fire for anti-trust, 3.6 in Bitcoin  - gone, Robo calls may be something preventable at the source, looking for a good printer for home business, What laptop should I buy? Youtube Yikes!,  
6/26/202134 minutes, 16 seconds
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Computer Talk 6/19/21 Hr 1

Fastly broke the internet last week, How much internet speed do you need?,  CVS leaves 1 Billion records unsecured on the internet, Start button broken could be classic shell, File selection broken in Windows Explorer, Can’t seem to get out of desktop mode in chrome, HP Envy laptop too old to repair.
6/21/202136 minutes, 19 seconds
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Computer Talk 6/19/21 Hr 2

Caller from first hour still broken, Gray box can I remove it?, IP Conflict, Cyber Security questions, HD At 100% Windows Defender killing performance.
6/19/202132 minutes, 14 seconds
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Computer Talk 6/12/21 Hr 2

Caller tanked Bob for his Service, Caller looking for Broadband alternative, What to do to prevent Ransomware, Hard Drive issue, Comcast modem issue IP conflict, Is OpenDNS active?  
6/12/202133 minutes, 5 seconds
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Computer Talk 6/12/21 Hr 1

Bitcoin is screwing up the world, Apple sued after pictures leaked, Router dropping every hour, Callers say goodbye to Bob, Credit card processing for Non-profit, Cyber insurance may STOP paying the ransom.  
6/12/202134 minutes, 13 seconds
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Computer Talk 6/5/21 Hr 2

File History can be used as backup, Old Laptop and HP Printer support, Should I use Edge? Is my HD broken, How to recover data from free, Laptop specs for Student & home, Only cloud backup should I get a local backup? iPhone 6 no longer syncing mail, HP Envy Touchpad disable, Hybrid HDs.
6/5/202138 minutes, 37 seconds
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Computer Talk 6/5/21 Hr 1

New Tesla S sets qtr mile record, Tesla owners win legal fight after software crippled battery to prevent fires, Hackers use Colonial ransomware news for new phishing attack, Problem with Bluetooth on Yamaha may need update, Apple sued for storing data on 3rd party clouds like MS, AWS and Google, How to change your default search engine, Backup to MS briefcase to sync gone would File History work?
6/5/202136 minutes, 25 seconds
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Computer Talk 5/29/21 Hr 1

New Electric car subsidies up to over $12K!, Tesla turned on driver facing cameras in cars, Microsoft warns of hackers attacking US based companies, Google Photo unlimited free Ends June 1, New system for new student, Win 7 system adobe flash disabled, Amazon Vishing scheme.  
5/29/202133 minutes, 10 seconds
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Computer Talk 5/29/21 Hr 2

Her problem is she doesn’t have internet, Getting paid for surveys, Adblocker for edge, Outlook Live, 3 mail boxes can’t seem to cfg them in outlook, Chrome broken, Netgear extender issue,  
5/29/202133 minutes, 39 seconds
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Computer Talk 5/22/21 Hr 2

Looking for a new PC for business, Ford EV Truck can power your house during an outage?!?, Can’t see video DVD, Trying to Image my PC but HD is a little too small, Trying to get turntable to connect to PCs, Cutting cable, Scanning documents to make data searchable, Need an imaging tool to recover from failure.  
5/22/202136 minutes, 5 seconds
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Computer Talk 5/22/21 Hr 1

Microsoft Internet Explorer EOL!, CNA paid largest Ransom yet, IRS going to track all Crypto transactions, China cracking down on Crypto, NIST 800-171, Ford electric truck, McAfee keeps asking to renew, Byes in a bit, What AV should I use, New system hard locks.  
5/22/202135 minutes, 45 seconds
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Computer Talk 5/15/21 Hr 2

CT Bill could shield companies from lawsuits if they show they tried to secure their systems, Separate laptop for sensitive internet use, email password keeps changing, using 2fa on your accounts, Epic taking on Apple.  
5/15/202136 minutes, 58 seconds
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Computer Talk 5/15/21 Hr 1

Cyber Security 101, Musk says you can’t buy a Tesla with Bitcoin, Elekta Cloud hit with Ransomware brought down a ton of Hospitals including Smilow Cancer at Yale, Can I track my phone from the Airplane? Image based backup, Slow CPU may be a hardware issue.  
5/15/202136 minutes, 5 seconds
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Computer Talk 5/8/21 Hr 2

Win 7 System still updating, why, Ending 365 how to export Data to local system, Outlook issues how to export, HP Win 10 for the Blind, Hotmail e-mail hacked where do I go for help?, Elon on SNL, Adobe not working.  
5/8/202136 minutes, 33 seconds
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Computer Talk 5/8/21 Hr 1

Lucid Motors goes after Tesla during SNL, Research student loads “free” software on a University network and Encrypts the whole thing,”  VoltsWagon” getting looked at by FCC, Dell systems need to be patched ASAP, 1953 Book predicted Mars project led by “Elon”, Windows updates crashing and slow start-ups, User want’s to give Computer to sister, Office 365 Attacks via Malicious Software, Old Laptop wiped/reloaded now works perfect.  
5/8/202138 minutes, 16 seconds
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Computer Talk 5/1/21 Hr 2

Apple MAC users should update to 11.3 immediately! Does Microsoft do a better job testing updates on Surface devices? NO!, AOL on a Windows PC, Issues with old PC drive letters listed as DD?, New HD used and needs to know how to boot. AOL e-mail issues, System hard locks.
5/1/202136 minutes, 20 seconds
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Computer Talk 5/1/21 Hr 1

AI to help solve 3rd leading cause of death in America, FBI helps  America’s companies thanks to Court Order, BSOD issues for Caller in Idaho, Apple iPhone attaching pictures to e-mail in Outlook, Fiber in Enfield, Is my 10 year old backup drive going to last past 10 years?
5/1/202138 minutes
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Computer Talk 4/3/21 Hr 1

EV Rebate subsidize Luxury cars, Microsoft knew about Golden SAML since 2017, Microsoft Cloud service down again April 1st, Caller re-set system to factory fresh has to start over, Upload speed too slow for large files can’t seem to upgrade to Google paid account, Old 8088 system, So much spam what can I do you can use Wildcards to block whole domains.  
4/3/202137 minutes, 44 seconds
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Computer Talk 4/3/21 Hr 2

Beep codes for old Lenovo All-in-one, Can’t print properly after Win 10 KB Update, Telsa Double-billing new owners via Improper ACH Transactions, T-Mobile want’s way too much info to open an account, Radio.com to Audacy what happened? How do I e-cycle old hardware? What kind of PC should I buy? When will community bands get back to playing? H1B Visa ban expires.  
4/3/202137 minutes, 7 seconds
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Computer Talk 3/27/21 Hr 2

Windows 10 issue – losing focus automatically may be a power setting, Google tracking users wife, Win 10 1909 to Win 20H2 ok to update? What is OneDrive? Working from home needs a new printer, Danny got is application in for Starlink, iPhone 10 MAXs, What’s an NFT on It’s Kim Java? 2017 HP computer word issue, Better than nothing internet.  
3/27/202137 minutes, 39 seconds
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Computer Talk 3/27/21 Hr 1

Apple patch 14.4.2, Space X Starlink going for the poles, Dalio thinks Bitcoin get outlawed, VA worries that new net neutrality law will affect vets access to low-cost internet service. Self Driving cars are coming soon, Dymo label writer issues, Microsoft updates, Epson Echo Smart cheap way to print, Get the Vax Jack, Facebook uber and Google getting the workforce back.  
3/27/202136 minutes, 57 seconds
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Computer Talk 3/20/21 Hr 2

Millions of Websites offline after Fire, How to transfer data, Google getting sued for tracking during incognito mode, Docsis 3.1 to Docsis 3.0 modems are they compatible? Municipal fiber is it a good idea? Pay a consultant $100 Grand to find out.  Lost Gmail account, Win 10 update should I do it? Cookies how do I manage them? Best photo mgmt. software.  
3/20/202140 minutes, 2 seconds
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Computer Talk 3/20/21 Hr 1

Can’t buy a Ford truck due to chip shortage, Microsoft Deeply apologizes, Microsoft updated Windows 10 again to fix problems, Should I use Webroot? Running Win 7 should I upgrade? T-Mobile Internet, ATT ending sponsored data thanks to Net Neutrality, Does Defender turn off on it’s own if it sees another AV? AMD vs Intel, Can’t remember password.  
3/20/202137 minutes, 1 second
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Computer Talk 3/13/21 Hr2

Three Dead Trolls – Every OS Sucks, Old Palm device, Will using Cell Wifi in different Zip code be an issue? Base PC for general use, Talkers mentions Computer Talk, Apple SE 2020 can support rapid charging, How do seniors get help? Win 10 update will not finish update on 10 year old PC, Internet in Glastonbury 12MB, Microsoft sides with News Papers.  
3/13/202140 minutes, 3 seconds
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Computer Talk 3/13/21 Hr1

Exchange Server vulnerability was an issue over 10 Years in the making! Netflix tracking down users, Bill Gates says Crypto is heating the planet, Space telescope stock in safe mode for days, Win 10 patch causes BSOD, Marketing works! Laser Printer vs Inkjet,  T-Mobile Home Wi-Fi in RI, Outlook issue with Comcast, BSOD Costume.  
3/13/202140 minutes, 18 seconds
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Computer Talk 3/6/21 Hr 1

Zoom fatigue is a real thing. Turn off 5G to save battery, McAfee in trouble for Crypto scams, Apple Malware, Consumer Cellular, I get a red flashing repair warning pop-up what should I do?  Android phone photos layout,  can’t upload pictures to Facebook, Cutting cable  
3/6/202140 minutes, 37 seconds
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Computer Talk 3/6/21 Hr 2

More cutting cable, What to do with Leg Cramps, Dial-up ISPs do they exist? What is Crypto currency? Can I keep my phone number if I move to VoIP (Ooma)? What formats are best for use in Open Office? How to transfer, Alternative view on HP, Can’t print.  
3/6/202143 minutes, 12 seconds
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Computer Talk 2/27/21 Hr 2

Clop Ransomware gang leaks online radar blueprints of GlobalEye radar,  Tesla losing ground to alternative MFGs, user looking for secure email, Adobe reader and performance issues, Should I used buy a referb MAC? Cutting the cable and DVR, How much speed what does it cost? Got cable provider to reduce monthly cost, Caller cut cable – how to connect DVR for over the air recording.  
2/27/202140 minutes, 32 seconds
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Computer Talk 2/27/21 Hr 1

How much speed do you need? Covid funds in MS improve broadband, Lastpass has 7 trackers built into the software; when it’s free you’re the commodity,  Still using Win 7; remote assistance Win 7 broken,  Bob’s new TV does not like his network, Server 2012 remote desktop not working, MS Surface using edge and links are not working….so dump Edge.
2/27/202139 minutes, 5 seconds
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Computer Talk 2/20/21 Hr 2

Caller can’t ger online, too much to watch on TV, Mac slow wifi SOCK proxy keeps turning on, New iphone 8 big enough, iphone malware software, pixel 3a sound issue why won’t Google fix it? Multiple e-mail boxes logging out, Cutting cord,  
2/20/202138 minutes, 50 seconds
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Computer Talk 2/20/21 Hr 1

Ford offering F150s to Texas to use built-n generator, Facebook banning news links in AUS, Uber drivers in UK are not Self-employed, Caller can’t remove Mcafee, use compatibility mode to use old software, Marla needs help choosing streaming TV provider cutting cable, Paul purchased office for laptop getting 0xc00000142 error.
2/20/202142 minutes, 33 seconds
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Computer Talk 2/13/21 Hr 1

Water system hacked, everyone used the same password; Apple vs Facebook, Cox bill looking for lifetime price, Battery swap in laptop, Apple e-waste issue, HP Win 10 update Lexmark printer, 2-3 year old Win 10 system  - HD failing or power issue. Computer Talk with TAB #1 in Ratings in CT!  
2/13/202141 minutes, 3 seconds
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Computer Talk 2/13/21 Hr 2

New Jersey blames Microsoft of weeks of outages, Cell phone data usage how to take control, How to download pictures from Cell Provider, Radio.com app will not shut down. Yes your camera can spy on you ADP Tech was watching clients, How to force iPhone Apps off, Quickbooks backup on new laptop.  
2/13/202141 minutes, 7 seconds
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Computer Talk 2/6/21 Hr 1

Data Caps – Comcast to hold charging customers until 7/21; Cox on the other hand has been billing customers since 8/20. Don’t post a picture of your Covid Vax card it could be used to steal your identity, If you seize 64Million in bitcoin but don’t have a password did you really seize anything?, How do I print from my home back to the office? Can’t seem to update my FREE Malwarebytes, Having trouble with RDP to his PC from iPAD. Can’t get to the network, Caller does not seem to be on his local network.
2/6/202141 minutes, 18 seconds
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Computer Talk 2/6/21 Hr 2

Caller still having issues getting on network, Backup options testing your backup, Printing issue, radio.com on Yamaha receiver, Setting up MS Teams, HP Win 10 updates start but fail at 35%.
2/6/202139 minutes, 6 seconds
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Computer Talk 1/30/21 Hr 1

Robinhood friend or foe?, AI to find prostate cancer, Clear your IDFA info so you can stop being tracked, Apple is not ending the Emergency Broadcast alerts. WebRoot finding issues should I do anything about them? More Robinhood talk, Data caps, OpenDNS IPs, External drive transfer issues with drive letters, are you using Data while not watching Netflix?  
1/30/202141 minutes, 7 seconds
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Computer Talk 1/30/21 Hr 2

Lamont looking to Improving Internet service in CT, SD Card was recovered!, Good WebCam, Car hacking is it okay to hit OK? Home built PC has to use Win 10, Can he move old flavor of Windows 7 Mail into Win 10? Routers what to do? Elon Musk, Chromebook Printer, iPhone 7 should I update  - Yes!
1/30/202138 minutes, 57 seconds
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Computer Talk 1/23/21 Hr 2

Why is a 1.2GB Internet connection not improving my internet?  Cutting cord,  How to CFG OpenDNS once the network is set-up properly, Do I need a VPN if I have OpenDNS? A little help from listener about yahoo email issue, SD card failed, lost pictures, E-mail issue with Yahoo Mail, Gonetspeed in Southington getting wired up!
1/23/202139 minutes, 45 seconds
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Computer Talk 1/23/21 Hr 1

 Erik can’t get his Chromecast to work, Google De-platforming Australia, Spy agencies are using location data without warrants, Win 10 Sleep or Shutdown, My Yahoo email box is not working.
1/23/202139 minutes, 33 seconds
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Computer Talk 12/19/20 Hr 1

Solarwinds hack explained, Space force guardians, Employees 85% more likely to leak files today vs pre-Covid, Thank you from a caller, Should I use free AV? NO!, How does my home network work? Win 8.1 odd experience with the browser, How do I backup an Image of my computer? Laptop i3 or i5, Proton Mail paid or Free,  What’s Google Fi?  
12/19/202039 minutes, 40 seconds
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Computer Talk 12/19/20 Hr 2

Cutting cord, internet security, On-line banking, Pokerstars not working, I regretted a click; what do I do? Wilton CT mom’s kid racks up $16K bill  - Says it’s Apple’s fault,  How to expand my router, what’s GoNETSpeed?  
12/19/202040 minutes, 38 seconds
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Computer Talk 12/12/20 Hr 2

OpenDNS continued ipv6, Laptop shopping HP Intel Vs AMD can I load Office 2010 on my Win 10 System,  Company laptop will not connect to new WIFI, Help configuring EEO Router with IPv4 and IPv6 DNS, Apple user running iOS 14.2 draining battery, Automakers turning to subscription features. E-mail not working with Amazon or Hulu his accounts may be hacked, Will we be Jail-Breaking our Electric Car, Open DNS with your own hardware, Internet in an RV is any Cell Plan truly unlimited? LOL.
12/12/202040 minutes, 7 seconds
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Computer Talk 12/12/20 Hr 1

FCC tells communications companies to remove Chinees hardware, Intense full-face Blanc mask filters air, hides your identity, Zodiac killer message decrypted, Microsoft warns of Adrozek Malware, Should I update to WIN 10 20H2, Ubiquiti Wireless Bridge to avoid running a cable 300’, Text WTIC to 41444 to support the Holiday Store!, H-1B Abuse continues and Justice Dept cracking down, How to manage storage on a Galaxy S2 Tablet, RUD – Rapid Unexpected Disassembly, Needs help re-install of Win 10 drivers, OpenDNS not set-up correctly?
12/12/202038 minutes, 1 second
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Computer Talk 12/5/20 Hr 1

Google Fiber in TN and AL at 2GB, US Govt sues Facebook for H-1B Visa discrimination against US workers. Older Dell can’t power video card, Can I convert SSD drive into a boot drive, Has 12MB internet at home and kids are complaining, Dell laptop getting Amber/White Codes what do they mean? Do I need two e-mail boxes? Lost my passwords in my edge browser, Microsoft removes productivity monitoring on O365. 
12/5/202040 minutes, 25 seconds
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Computer Talk 12/5/20 Hr 2

Moving to new town what do I do about internet service? Facebook account hacked even 2FA was compromised, How do I destroy my data on my Hard Drive; shoot it?, After market charger is it safe? Is moving money via Venmo safe? What is Duck Duck go or Open DNS?New laptop using external SSD drive not showing 2TB partition, Best AV to use Webroot, Micro SD Card for Samsung S2 card, Scammer logged in to users laptop what should he do? 
12/5/202040 minutes
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Computer Talk 11/28/20 Hr 1

Amazon AWS outage took down a ton of businesses the Wed before Thanksgiving, Door Dash sued for deceptive tipping, ipads for Gun Permits, Win 10 upgrade failed, Cutting cable, Who can look at Voting Machine software to check if it’s working properly?,  More on voting machines in MI, Google Wifi – MESH & Arlo Cam system, Virus vs Malware and how does a VPN work
11/28/202042 minutes, 43 seconds
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Computer Talk 11/28/20 Hr 2

Elon shooting up a rocket so it can do a belly flop, Roku streaming issues where do I start?, Ooma works with my Alarm system, Old Dell Laptop i5, 2.4 Ghz,, O365 how do I migrate it? ThinkPad Laptop 850 Cell Laptop interface that the Cell provider could not figure out, 7-8 year old PC data transfer to laptop, Working with Gsuite and remotely do I have to keep the host PC on?  Yep.
11/28/202039 minutes, 32 seconds
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Computer Talk 11/22/20 Hr 2

Voter software question, Apple iPhone slow, Old Acer Laptop running win 7; company asking employees to use their home PCs for work, Toshiba laptop keyboard backlight not working, DHCP Address settings for printer, HP Laptop performance with SSD, Office jet Pro 8715, can’t tell if its got carts!
11/21/202039 minutes, 7 seconds
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Computer Talk 11/22/20 Hr 1

Apple says Facebook is not protecting your privacy, Facebook tells academics to stop monitoring its users, Worn our NAND flash blamed for 150,000 future Tesla issues, Consumer reports ranks Tesla 2nd to last in new car quality, Uber has long plotted its national push over gig worker status, Famous telescope to be demolished, Caller is PCmatic any good, Should he upgrade to Win 10?, Trying not to mess up his wife’s MAC system…seems slow, Trying to cut the cable, Danny looking at a new smartphone. Windows is 35 years old!
11/21/202039 minutes, 35 seconds
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Computer Talk 11/14/20 Hr 1

Ring doorbell catches fire – Huge Recall, Google to END unlimited free picture storage June 1st, Microsoft to patch 112 security bugs, Spinning blue circle only on one user profile,  Connecting HP Printer to Chrome Book, Win 10 update to 2H2, IMAC memory issue slow MAC.
11/14/202037 minutes, 48 seconds
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Computer Talk 11/14/20 Hr 2

Printer ink issue with HP, SNET e-mail stopped working, Looking into how to remove pictures from iCloud so he is not charged, Night Hawk router & wifi issue, Youtube TV, How do I stream to new TV.
11/14/202037 minutes, 6 seconds
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Computer Talk 11/7/20 Hr 1

Uber and Lyft drivers keep gig status!, Portland to ban facial recognition, No more snow days for students, MA Right to repair passes, iPAD slow at the kitchen table; WIFI not performing as expected, Performance issues with Video Performance Chrome, How to make a dumb TV smart; try NVIDIA Shield, Wireless Printer stopped working, Comcast Wifi not working well with TV  
11/7/202040 minutes, 17 seconds
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Computer Talk 11/7/20 Hr 2

One Drive not working error, Does Google own DuckDuckgo?, How do I re-set Admin Password, What should I do to see why my PC is slow, Would you give police Direct Access to your Security Cameras?, How do I get a Lan-line without a Line Ooma!, Old Vista PC needs to be replaced, Caller loves Ooma and how it can block spam calls, What a true Landline is, Playing Solitaire with 650,000 people. 
11/7/202039 minutes, 45 seconds
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Computer Talk 10/31/20 Hr 2

Caller wants to transfer movies from Super8 to DVD, File Explorer Icon on Desktop problem  may be a file associate issue after power outage, Issues with Junk Mail from Comcast, Win 10 update took 3 shots, Should caller update his system drivers, Caller has Vista and autofill issues in Firefox,  Taskbar not locked where it should be.  
10/31/202037 minutes, 47 seconds
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Computer Talk 10/31/20 Hr 1

Self driving race car goes straight into wall, Tesla self driving beta out to select users…look out, Netflix increasing price, Apple iPhone Pro 12 helps the blind see! Comcast user want’s some info on VPN, AV etc.,  Printer not printing correctly on network, Caller can’t figure out who/what is consuming his data
10/31/202037 minutes, 58 seconds
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Computer Talk 10/24/20 Hr 2

California appeals court rules that Uber and Lyft drivers must be considered as employees, not contractors.  A listener looks for a way to find duplicate files while transferring information from his old computer to his new computer.  Bill in Granby tries to get his laptop with a wireless adapter to connect to his cellular hotspot.  A listener seeks a program to wipe sensitive data on laptops before donating them.
10/24/202039 minutes, 7 seconds
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Computer Talk 10/24/20 Hr 1

Messages that say you can vote by text or tweet are a scam--don't fall for it, experts say.  Microsoft Teams, Office 365 suffered massive outage last week.  NASA wants your craziest space theories so it can debunk them.  GM-Cruise petitions government to deploy self driving cars without brakes or a steering wheel.  Our first caller has wants to extend his network and wants to know if "mesh" networks like eero are a good investment. A caller who wants to install the latest large  Windows "feature" update asks if Microsoft is able to "remove" such updates without your consent.  A caller asks if there is a way to avoid slowness with Microsoft's cloud "OneDrive" service using Microsoft Office programs.  We show strategies how to store  your files locally on your own computer, plus give information on  how to turn off OneDrive on our website.  The OneDrive questions continue as Jim has problems with OneDrive reappearing as he tries to transfer files from his old computer to his new computer.  A listener has problems with a fan running constantly on his computer that is used for banking purposes, and he wants to know if his data could be accessible if he gets the computer repaired.
10/24/202042 minutes, 12 seconds
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Computer Talk 9/26/20 Hr 2

Needs help backing up Quicken on a CD, we told him to try USB sticks, Backup talk about file-level and full system image, Cops called to Singapore golf club after geeks hack reservation system, HP Printer w/ MAC his Docking station may have bad USB port, Windows update seems to be causing Chrome issues, New computer what next, having issues with AV, has external HD, not getting good signal via Wifi to stream to TV, User needs help removing Avast.
9/26/202033 minutes, 54 seconds
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Computer Talk 9/26/20 Hr 1

Companies pushing back on 30% cut Apple takes from them to be on the Apple Store,  Hero Rat detects mines, Company zoom policy wants you to leave camera on all day, What specs do I need for my new laptop, Microsoft Defender not working, Software for working remotely, Ring doorbell taking a beating during Covid, Microsoft to offer Office 2021 WITHOUT SUBSCRIPTION, Our groupie Danny has a new router. Melbore hit drivers with Parking tickets because they could not tell difference between O and 0.  
9/26/202035 minutes, 15 seconds
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Computer Talk 9/19/20 Hr 2

Yubico 2FA Physical keys, Bitwarden Password Manager, System starting up on its own using energy, Old Yoga Laptop MS Mail Client Re-sent needed do to recent crashing issues after update, Looking to improve his old Wifi network, would Mesh help?  Wants to get his own Router to replace fiber router, Looking for specs on new sub-$1000 laptop. 
9/19/202031 minutes, 48 seconds
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Computer Talk 9/19/20 Hr 1

Nikola under investigation, Ransomware responsible for death of German woman on route to Hospital, Dept. of Interior spectacularly fails IT security Audit, Full moon this Halloween, Is Zoom security any good?, Old Toshiba laptop not playing DVD – VLC Player, Security issues with Smartwatch? Norton 360 Lifelock question is it working? Smart Watch thinks lawn mowing is the same as cycling, Old PC video card failing.
9/19/202033 minutes, 4 seconds
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Computer Talk 9/12/20 Hr 2

David having an issue with his external Monitor, Richard needs help with his SSIDs, Joe has Office 365 and is done paying wants to get rid of it, Blurry Win 10 Log-ins, Samsung Blue-Ray Firmware update bricked devices and Samsung does not seem to care,  Watch out for where you bring your PC, Professional services not doing what’s best for clients by not upgrading outdated operating systems to be HIPAA compliant. Should Ski Club use WordPress web design themselves or via a consultant?
9/12/202038 minutes, 3 seconds
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Computer Talk 9/12/20 Hr 1

Looks like Amazon sold at inflated prices during the pandemic according to consumer watchdog. Little Electric car $4200 car outselling, AmazonBasics products sparking, smoking and melting, Tesla to MFG Cybertrucks in Austin in May, Erik’s experience with Tele-Medicine, Danny’s wife wants a new PC, Space X, Cars Models to stay more constant experts say, Richard in RI looking to replace his Apple Backup, Jack needs help Faxing…yes Faxing to the State of CT (LOL
9/12/202037 minutes, 34 seconds
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Computer Talk 9/5/20 Hr 2

Secure Proton Mail and new Proton Cloud. Who’s in control of your Cloud? How do I delete files on my Android device that are part of the operating system. Where’s my PIN? Win 10 seems very slow, Improving Wifi with new USB Wifi adapter or Powerline Ethernet Adapter. Can’t Ping Router something is blocking his PC.
9/5/202040 minutes, 14 seconds
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Computer Talk 9/5/20 Hr 1

12 year old figures out that AI is grading the test so they hack it to get an A, Printed steak is a thing, Mobile voting company does not want anyone to look for flaws. User looking for laser printing advice. How to clean up apps on a Cell Phone is there an App for that? Is 5G in my bedroom harming me? Can’t buy my stuff on Ebay using Firefox but Edge works. So what is Streaming TV?, 16 Year old brings down entire Miami-Dade School with tool that is available on-line and easy to block. 
9/5/202039 minutes, 31 seconds
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Computer Talk 8/29/20 Hr 2

Tesla was target of Failed Cyber attack, Battery Day will mean more power in electric cars in the next 3 years, Apple rejects Facebook app that warns of 30% Apple Take, Tesla making it harder to hack your car, Big-Ass-Fans can clean the air of Covid-19 with UV light,  User has an issue with O365 opening Outlook over and over when e-mail link is clicked, User looking for Chromebook but only wants to spend $150,Older Cisco Router seems to not be secure based on referb laptop warning, Proton secure e-mail, Power saving issues with network card. Elderly woman needs device to go online to avoid Covid-19, Intel CPU Vs AMD, Backup of data and getting a drive to come back to life after a short time in the Freezer, How to find your files so you’re not just moving the shortcuts, Caller can’t seem pin Edge Bookmarks to start anymore.
8/29/202037 minutes, 50 seconds
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Computer Talk 8/29/20 Hr 1

Tesla was target of Failed Cyber attack, Battery Day will mean more power in electric cars in the next 3 years, Apple rejects Facebook app that warns of 30% Apple Take, Tesla making it harder to hack your car, Big-Ass-Fans can clean the air of Covid-19 with UV light,  User has an issue with O365 opening Outlook over and over when e-mail link is clicked, User looking for Chromebook but only wants to spend $150,Older Cisco Router seems to not be secure based on referb laptop warning, Proton secure e-mail, Power saving issues with network card. Elderly woman needs device to go online to avoid Covid-19, Intel CPU Vs AMD, Backup of data and getting a drive to come back to life after a short time in the Freezer, How to find your files so you’re not just moving the shortcuts, Caller can’t seem pin Edge Bookmarks to start anymore.
8/29/202035 minutes, 7 seconds
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Computer Talk 8/22/20 Hr 2

Amazon Liable for Defective Product Injuries, E-mail Hacked talk about passwords, 2FA tools. How to Auto-Rotate Android display,  Duck-Duck go. Wireless Calling via Wifi, Reducing data usage on Cell Phone,  Using Chromebook for banking. Fried USB port, Windows updates failing Anatel Wifi Card (1709), Chromebooks…what to look for.
8/22/202037 minutes, 43 seconds
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Computer Talk 8/22/20 Hr 1

Tesla is asking owners not to charge cars in CA during high power demand parts of day,  CA Grid operator warned of power shortages as state moves to green energy, Big Ass Fan company has a way to clean the air with UV Light, Santander ATMs have a glitch,  Proton VPN being blocked by OpenDNS, E-mail tracking system, Webroot Anti-Virus. Uber & Lyft able to continue as usual in CA for now.
8/22/202036 minutes, 49 seconds
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Computer Talk 8/15/20 Hr1

8/15/202039 minutes, 33 seconds
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Computer Talk 8/15/20 Hr2

8/15/202038 minutes, 34 seconds
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Computer Talk 7/18/20 Hr 1

7/18/202042 minutes, 9 seconds
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Computer Talk 7/18/20 Hr 2

7/18/202037 minutes, 24 seconds
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Computer Talk 7/11/20 Hr 2

7/11/202038 minutes, 52 seconds
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Computer Talk 7/11/20 Hr 1

7/11/202039 minutes, 29 seconds
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Computer Talk 7/4/20 Hr 1

7/4/202040 minutes, 4 seconds
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Computer Talk 7/4/20 Hr 2

7/4/202039 minutes, 36 seconds
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Computer Talk 6/20/20 Hr1

6/27/202038 minutes, 19 seconds
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Computer Talk 6/20/20 Hr2

6/27/202039 minutes, 20 seconds
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Computer Talk 6/27/20 Hr 2

A Google Pixel 2 user looks for a way to listen to audiobooks on his phone without having to pay for a monthly subscription.  A caller asks if he should accept tracking "cookies" from a website out of privacy concerns.  He also wants to stop pop-up ads on his computer.  A caller alerts users to a problem with some Samsung Blu-Ray players being stuck in a boot loop after receiving a faulty firmware update.  A user with a Netgear router has questions about a "denial of service" attack that seems to be happening on his Internet address.  A user calls asking for advice about antivirus software after his subscription expired.  We recommend Webroot antivirus software.  A caller asks if there is collectible value for an old Radio Shack TRS-80 computer.  We also help with advice on how to stop renting a cable modem by purchasing and installing your own in order to avoid monthly rental fees from the cable company.  An iPad user tries to troubleshoot an "iPad is disabled" error message after entering the device's password incorrectly too many times.
6/27/202038 minutes, 4 seconds
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Computer Talk 6/27/20 Hr 1

An unusual Tesla Autopilot bug inspires Burger King to run a  one-day viral Internet ad campaign giving away free Whoppers. Segway personal motor scooter to go the way of the dinosaur.  Amazon acquires self-driving car start-up Zoox.  Social media company TikTok says it will stop accessing the clipboard in iOS devices after an Apple security feature in iOS 14 revealed the problem.  Microsoft to close all of its retail stores.  California mandates a shift from diesel to electric trucks starting in 2024.  A listener calls who is having trouble sending documents in Yahoo mail with his Android phone.  A Facebook Live participant asks about the best Internet phone service to use with fiber optic Internet service.  A listener asks about two-factor authentication "security key" devices and how they are used.
6/27/202037 minutes, 23 seconds
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Computer Talk 6/13/20 Hr 2

A caller asks for our opinion about the GoNetspeed fiber optic Internet service, which we highly recommend.  We help a caller who is having intermittent WiFi connection issues, and why his Windows 10 computer asks for a PIN code occasionally when he starts his computer.  A user has a problem entering his e-mail address being improperly rejected as invalid when he tries to sign up for a service on a website.  A caller using a video conferencing services has problems with his built-in microphone not working on his laptop and meeting participants not being able to hear him.  We give troubleshooting suggestions, as well as tips for resolving connectivity issues.  A caller asks for a recommendation for a good antivirus program for Android.  We recommend ESET Mobile Antivirus, available on the Android app store.  Tesla to be included in J.D. Power customer satisfaction survey for the first time, but in a limited manner.  A caller who is disposing a child's laptop asks for a way to view the data on the drive and how to safely dispose of the hard drive.  She also is looking for a way to safely discard an old Google home device and erase her personal information before discarding it.  We help an elderly caller who needs help with computer terminology, plus help with information on how to delete a contact from an e-mail address book.  A caller asks about a blocked May 2020 Windows Update.  He also is looking for a way to get software support on his laptop when it is out of warranty.
6/13/202041 minutes, 23 seconds
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Computer Talk 6/13/20 Hr 1

Erik and Bob take your computer questions.  Study says that customers who buy their own router are happier.  Smart appliances like refrigerators may become obsolete after manufacturers withdraw software report, says UK consumer publication "Which?"  IBM suffers recent prolonged cloud data outage.  A caller who switched from Android to iPhone has questions about a "free" additional Android phone being offered by a major cellular carrier.  A caller with many "smart home"Internet connected devices asks if there is a way to restart his router if he is not home and his wireless connection drops.  In addition, he has a problem with "Microsoft Office click to run" using too much of his computer's resources.  A caller who received a 4 to 5 year old laptop seeks a way to reset his computer to factory settings and also a way to back up his data before he resets the computer.  A user of our Facebook page asks for a way to install the ".NET Framework" in Windows 10.  A caller seeks a way to restore files from a backup hard drive using special software wishes to restore data to his new computer.  A caller with a Samsung S7 phone which failed wants to restore her calendar and memo data.
6/13/202038 minutes, 52 seconds
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Computer Talk 6/6/20 Hr2

A Windows 7 user has concerns about the security of his computer while using tax software if Microsoft is no longer providing updates to Windows 7, and if his antivirus program would protect him.  We discuss options to upgrade the computer to a later version.  An Acer laptop user has problems with a wireless driver update.  We provide solutions on how to update the driver or purchase a USB wireless adapter to potentially remedy the problem.  A caller who is trying to update a ten-year-old computer from Windows 7 to Windows 10 asks for advice, plus help with streaming video problems.  A new Windows 10 user has problems connecting his HP Laserjet P1102w printer to his laptop.  Also he asks if his Microsoft Office and McAfee antivirus software can be used on both of his computers.  A listener discusses the first successful docking of a commercial space craft with the International Space Station, plus help clear out "cache" files on his tablet.  A Community Center volunteer asks for help in finding a way to remotely access members computers to solve computer problems without having to be physically present to operate the computer in person.  A caller has questions about using Windows ReadyBoost in order to speed up a Windows computer.
6/6/202041 minutes, 55 seconds
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Computer Talk 6/6/20 Hr1

Erik and Bob take your computer questions.  Sony fined $2.4 million over PlayStation refund refusals.  Amazon initially censors a book questioning COVID-19 lockdowns prompting scathing Twitter comments from Elon Musk.  Study says that self-driving cars will not prevent every car crash.  Microsoft is urging some Windows 10 users not to apply a problematic May 2020 update in some situations.  A listener asks if it is secure  to save sign in information  on-line for websites, and if there is a way to stop information from automatically completing when you log in to a website.  A caller with a ten-year old MacBook pro has problems with the computer freezing up, plus very slowly opening Word documents with his computer.   Plus we answer questions about an expired certificate when visiting an Internet search engine.  A user looking to replace her old computer and needs Microsoft wants to know if she can use an existing Chromebook or buy an HP all-in-one in order to use Microsoft word.  We recommend at least an i5 processor with 8 GB of RAM and a 512 GB hard drive in a new computer.  A user with a new HP Any computer has questions about creating a Microsoft on the new computer.  We provide an option to bypass this by creating a local user account.  Also, while trying to set up a ProtonMail account, the Firefox web browser automatically suggested a password.  We discuss the privacy-centered DuckDuckGo search engine.
6/6/202039 minutes, 28 seconds
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Computer Talk 5/30/20 Hr 1

5/30/202039 minutes, 44 seconds
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Computer Talk 5/30/20 Hr 2

5/30/202039 minutes, 26 seconds
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Computer Talk 5/2/20 Hr 1

5/2/202036 minutes, 3 seconds
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Computer Talk 5/2/20 Hr 2

5/2/202033 minutes, 40 seconds
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Computer Talk 4/25/20 Part 1

4/25/202039 minutes, 12 seconds
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Computer Talk 4/25/20 Part 2

4/25/202040 minutes, 7 seconds
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Computer Talk 4/18/20 Hr 1

4/18/202039 minutes, 52 seconds
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Computer Talk 4/18/20 Hr 2

4/18/202039 minutes, 19 seconds
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Computer Talk 4/11/20 Hr 2

4/13/202040 minutes, 50 seconds
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Computer Talk 3/28/20 Hr 2

The coronavirus pandemic may be the most visualized ever. A caller asks for help connecting mini-boxes to his TV to HDMI cable.  A Mac user has questions about using the Zoom app for meetings.  A cord-cutting caller asks buying his modem instead of renting it from the cable company.  A caller in has problems with pop-up ads while listening to Radio.com. We discuss using ad blockers and different browsers.  A Malwarebytes user cannot use his computer after he updated Malwarebytes.  An educator draws attention to the lack of training for teachers in online education.  A laptop user has questions on how to activate Bluetooth on his computer.  Also, he asks about the privacy benefits of the Opera web browser.  A caller who wants to upgrade to to Windows 10 has trouble getting it loaded on his computer.  We discuss options for upgrading his 10-year old computer as well.  A listener asks for an alternative to Norton anti-virus, plus she asks about buying her own modem instead of renting from her cable company.  A listeria asks about getting higher speed internet service from a different Internet Service Provider.
3/28/202039 minutes, 24 seconds
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Computer Talk 3/28/20 Hr 1

Dyson designs and builds a new type of ventilator for coronavirus patients.  Broadband speed plummets by 40% after coronavirus outbreak. YouTube to limit video quality around the world for a month.  GM will build ventilators and masks to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.  Taiwan collars quarantine scoffers with smartphone geo-fences. A 77-year old man in Spain was fined for playing Pokemon Go during the coronavirus epidemic.  A listener asks for what do do with hard drives before recycling a computer.  A caller with a three year old laptop has video display issues where a white screen intermittently appears.   We suggest checking RAM and trying to connect an external monitor for troubleshooting.  A caller has questions about the safety of people using their computers to donate processing time like Folding@home in order to solve complex problems.  A caller wonders why a particular ".gyjoru" file tries to open when the computer starts up.  Also, he wonders if two anti-virus programs should run on his computer at the same time, and how to verify if Windows Defender antivirus is turned off, and finally how to set up OpenDNS on a router.  A caller with a Samsung TV and a Memorex DVD/VHS player asks for help connecting his DVD player to his TV.  Also, we help with advice on connecting a new cable modem.  We help another user as well to connect his own modem, router, and voice  modem (for cable phone service instead of renting from the cable company.
3/28/202040 minutes, 4 seconds
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Computer Talk 3/21/20 Hr 1

3/23/202039 minutes, 19 seconds
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Computer Talk 3/21/20 Hr 2

3/23/202040 minutes, 9 seconds
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Computer Talk 3/14/20 Hr 1

How hackers are taking advantage during the coronavirus pandemic. Hear more on Computer Talk. 
3/16/202042 minutes, 1 second
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Computer Talk 3/14/20 Hr 2

Should I save passwords in my browser? We answer your questions on this and much more on Computer Talk!
3/16/202041 minutes, 34 seconds
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Computer Talk 2/29/20 Hr 1

2/29/202041 minutes, 4 seconds
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Computer Talk 2/29/20 Hr 2

2/29/202042 minutes, 31 seconds
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Computer Talk: Advice On Cutting The Cable (2/15/20 Hr 2)

A recent mover asks for advice on cutting the cable.  We recommend 50-100 megabit internet service with YouTube TV and 70 channels, but there are other choices you can try, such as Sling, Roku, Amazon Fire stick, and Apple TV.  You will also need a streaming device such as the NVIDIA Shield.  A buyer of used Tesla finds his Autopilot feature is disabled because he did not pay for it.  A listener asks if he should use a password manager app to save his passwords.  He also asks how to buy a copy of Microsoft Office without having to pay monthly or yearly rental fees.  Our TV and Video expert calls in to ask if his Quickbooks 2010 is incompatible with Windows 10.  Windows 10 will only work with Quickbooks 2015 or newer.  We help Jeff with information on how to get the best certifications in Microsoft products and learning networking certifications.  Nick had problems with Microsoft Office not starting up properly.  We recommend doing an online repair of Microsoft Office.  A Gmail user wonders if a possible security breach notification in his mailbox is legitimate or not.  We recommend changing the Gmail password and setting up two-factor authentication.  He also was looking for a good recommendation for a banking-only computer. Our final caller asks for a description of the YouTubeTV streaming service, plus how to purchase a single-license copy of Windows without having to pay yearly or monthly rental fees.
2/15/202039 minutes, 16 seconds
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Computer Talk: Google's Moving Political Borders (2/15/20 Hr 1)

Erik and Bob take your computer questions.  Report says that Google maps displays political borders differently based on where they are viewed.  YouTubeTV to stop Apple in-app payments after March 13.  Newly discovered Windows 7 bug prevents users from shutting down or rebooting their computers.  Amazon's Ring could tighten privacy after concerns that it shares data with Facebook.  The first caller has problems with blue screen issues in Windows 10 laptop when he starts his computer.  We discuss troubleshooting techniques for blue screen errors and how to update your BIOS.  A cable cord cutter learns to negotiate a better for Internet service with her cable company.  A new Apple computer looks to find the best antivirus for his Mac computer.  We  recommend using Webroot Antivirus for both Windows and Mac computers.  A caller has questions about switching to the new GoNetspeed fiber optic Internet service that has just become available in her area.  Rental car companies are failing to disconnect apps used to control cars after the car is rented.  We help a Gmail user learn how to change his password, plus we help him learn how to set up "two factor authentication" to better secure his account from hackers.
2/15/202042 minutes, 24 seconds
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Computer Talk: Consumer vs Business Grade Laptops (2/8/20 Hour 2)

A listener calls in to discuss the quality differences between consumer- and business-grade laptops.  A listener looking to buy a new laptop wonders if he should buy an i5 or i7, and if the processor boost from Intel Optane memory is worth the increased cost.  A caller asks about cable "modems" and if the cable signal is actually digital. A listener has a problem with a new printer but the cartridge is incompatible.  We recommend getting a firmware update to work with Windows 10.  A fungi found in Chernobyl is found to feed on radiation; this property could be used to protect astronauts in space.  A user gets a pop-up box that says his old McAfee firewall is not working and he needs to fix the issue.  Erik talks about his new Nexx "smart" garage door opener.  A listener with a Zebra label printer has difficulties getting it to work with Windows 10.  A caller wonders about the elimination of Homegroup in Windows 10 when using networked drives.
2/8/202042 minutes, 18 seconds
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Computer Talk: Testing the Iowa Caucus App (2/8/20 Hour 1)

Erik and Bob take your computer questions.  App used in Iowa Caucuses was sent out through a beta testing platform.  U.S. lawmakers propose a new, nationwide electric vehicle charging network.  A listener has a problem with a voice dictation changing the text in e-mail that the sends on his tablet.  A caller asks if it is worth spending extra money on an i7 processor versus an i5 for a new desktop.  Also discussed is whether he should purchase a solid state or traditional hard drive for his new computer.  French government to fine Apple for previous throttling of speed on aging iPhone.  A listener asks what should be in a new house for computer network wiring, and also recommendations for home automation technology such as smart switches.  A new HP laptop user has problems with a  on a blinking screen rand new computer, plus she asks how to erase personal data on the computer should she get a new one.  An Apple iPad user worries about using Apple's iCloud service to back up her data if Apple has access to it.  We also discuss the free and encrypted e-mail service ProtonMail to send mail securely.
2/8/202042 minutes, 32 seconds
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Computer Talk: Hybrid Hard Drives & More (2/1/20) - Part 2

We continue with the first hour's caller who asks if a solid state drive is a good choice for backing up, and if a hybrid hard drive would be a good choice when his desktop HP Envy computer eventually fails.  A listener has difficulty changing his Domain Name Service (DNS) to use OpenDNS when using the cable-company provided router.  A caller offers suggestions for the caller in the previous hour with an older TI-99/4A computer--donate it to computer museum.  A listener asks about how to "cut the cord" when purchasing a new house and asks about the Amazon Fire Stick.  A caller tries to get an older printer to get an older Brother printer to work with Windows 10.  A caller wonders why he is getting slow speeds using Firefox in comparison to other browsers.  Our last caller asks about the minumum specifications for a new computer.  We recommend an Intel i5, i7, or i9 processor with a 1 terabyte hard drive or 256 GB solid state drive, and at least 8 GB of RAM memory
2/1/202044 minutes, 31 seconds
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Computer Talk: Putting Encryption At Risk? (2/1/20) - Part 1

In this episode, Erik purchases his new Linksys EA9500 Max-Stream™ AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit WiFi Router.  Draft law could put encryption at risk, reportedly under the guise of protecting against child pornography.  Proposed Maryland law would make possession of malware a crime.  Our first caller looks for a way to create a full image copy of his new Windows 10 laptop.  Also he wonders how often he needs to back up his computer, and we give advice on backup software to use.  A caller with many backups from older computers wonders how to tell his older backups apart so that he can back up his new computer.  He also wonders how to "cut the cord" considering he has DirectTV satellite service along with fiber optic internet.  A listener who has two old TI-99/4A computers asks how to give them away or dispose of them.  A user with a new Dell computer has problems with getting some Windows 10 updates to install properly.  An HP Envy laptop user laptop user calls to find out why his computer was failing to start.
2/1/202043 minutes, 58 seconds
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Computer Talk: A Problem With US Space Force Logo? (1/25/20)

Erik and Bob take your questions.  Apple backs off plans to fully secure backups after FBI intervenes.  Star Trek fans are not happy about new logo for United States Space Force.  Sonos speaker users upset over planned obsolescence of older speaker models.  Facial recognition company Clearview AI is sued over privacy concerns.  London police use facial recognition software to tackle serious crime.  We  help our first caller with information on how to disable Microsoft's Virtual assistant, Cortana, in Windows 10.  We also give instructions on turning off OneDrive, Microsoft's cloud storage service.  We help a caller who backed up shortcuts to his photos instead of backing up the photos themselves.  A caller moving from an old Gateway computer to a new one has questions about moving anti-virus software.  We also provide information on setting up OpenDNS to surf the web safely. A listener asks if his cable modem/router combination gateway is acceptable or if he should purchase separate devices.  Also he asks if a Roku device should be connected via Ethernet as opposed to a wireless connection.  Finally, we talk about strategies to extend the wireless connection to weaker reception areas by using a wireless access point.
1/25/202041 minutes, 22 seconds
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Computer Talk: What You Need To Know About Antivirus Software (1/25/20)

A caller with an external Western Digital hard drive wonders if he backed up the data from his old computer properly.  A caller with a new Windows 10 computer asks which antivirus he should use.  We recommend using Webroot fo antivirus.  The antivirus questions continue as we help a listener uninstall Avast antivirus. We also provide help on how to check if OpenDNS is operating properly.  A user has questions about use of his e-mail old address when he moves to another town and changes his e-mail address.  We help a caller with caller with a brother MFP-9125 install drivers on his printer.  Finally we help a Mac user with a browser hijack reset his browser settings and fix being connected to a "captive" network.
1/25/202041 minutes, 33 seconds
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Computer Talk: GPS Problems For Commercial Vehicles (1/18/20)

Erik and Bob take your computer questions.  Erik and Bob discuss the problem of commercial vehicles being led on to the Merritt Parkway by GPS navigation systems in light of recent Congressional remarks by Senator Richard Blumenthal.  Google's parent company, Alphabet is named in a list of elite $4 trillion dollar companies.  Apple reveals statistics on worldwide national security requests for customer data.  A listener has a problem with video chat after he inadvertently turns off his microphone.  He also admonishers users about the discontinuance of old snet.net and sbcglobal.net e-mail addresses.  Erik explains the blazing-fast wold of fiber-optic Internet connections with GoNetspeed Internet (only available in select areas.)  A caller with a 2015 MacBook Pro wonders if he should replace a broken screen on his computer.  Also we give information on extending a display to two monitors.  The National Security Administration urges all Windows 10 users (and also business users using Windows Server 2016 and 2019) to run Windows Update immediately to update their versions of Windows to correct an extremely serious security flaw.  A listener asks for tips on the best way to keep her financial-only laptop safe from hacking. Besides keeping such a laptop up-to-date with the latest patches and *only* using the computer for financial transactions and not general web surfing, we recommend using Webroot Antivirus for virus protection.  Also, we help with what to do when someone potentially hacks your e-mail account.
1/18/202040 minutes, 52 seconds
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Computer Talk: Alternatives To Cable For Internet & Phone (1/18/20)

A caller asks about alternatives to cable for Internet and phone after her cable company increases prices.  We discuss DSL, and the use of VoIP services like Ooma and cellular base stations as alternatives to the cable phone service.  A caller Windows 7 wonders if he can use a Galaxy tablet to safely shop online with a credit card.  Plus, we give the recommended specifications for buying an upgraded computer: at least an Intel i5 processor or better, 8 GB RAM, solid state hard drive with at last 256 GB of storage.  We help a user with instructions on how to force a manual update to Windows 10 in light of recent news about a security flaw in the operating system.  A listener with an Apple computer wishing to upgrade her storage wonders about using personal "cloud" storage versus a solid state hard drive.  A listener looking to "cut the cord" with the cable company seeks a good streaming device.  We like the nVidia Shield device for this purpose.  Also the user suggests the use of PC Mover Pro software to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 with a transfer cable.  We also help with a discussion of routers needed if you are upgrading your router.  We also help a caller who wonders if his heavily using Internet household needs 200 Megabits of "fast" Internet service.  Plus, we give information about using OpenDNS to improve Internet security.  A caller adds that Google Voice is a great alternative for people cutting the cord for phone service from the cable company.  The only drawback to using Google voice and other VoIP services is that 9-1-1 service may not be available using an Internet-based phone provider.
1/18/202042 minutes, 12 seconds
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Computer Talk: Windows 7's Full Screen Warning (1/11/20)

Erik and Bob take your computer questions.  Windows 7 computers to give a full screen warning on most computers when support for security patches is scheduled to end on January 15, 2020.  Windows 7 PCs may become collateral damage in any conflict with Iran.  New plant based bacon and chicken alternatives are good enough fool any meat eater.  Some Android based phones for people with low incomes may have malware preinstalled.  Our first caller asks whether his Windows 7 computer will be unusable for the Internet after Microsoft stops issuing security patches for his five year old computers. A Windows 7 user asks if updates to Windows security patches will continue if Microsoft Office is installed.  And the Windows 10 upgrade questions continue as a caller asks for the best way to back up his computer before upgrading to Windows 10.  Also we tell you a way to purchase individual copies of Microsoft Office products without having to pay monthly or yearly rental subscription fees to Microsoft for the software.  A Windows 7 user who users his computer to buy airline tickets or purchase online wonders if he could use a Chromebook for these tasks.  We also discuss changing from an SBC Global e-mail address to a new e-mail address.  A listener with problems using his on-off switch on his computer wonders if his Lenovo computer is worth salvaging.  He also wants to transfer his programs to a new computer.
1/11/202040 minutes, 29 seconds
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Computer Talk: What Is The Right Time To Upgrade? (1/11/20)

A caller using OpenDNS seeks assistance in changing his DNS servers to work with a Netgear router.  A caller who uses her computer for a brokerage account and YouTube wonders if she should upgrade to Windows 10.  We recommend replacing computers  over five years old.  In addition we help a caller set up an Amazon Echo device.  A caller with who had his brokerage account hacked wonders about the use of two factor authentication to help secure his account.  We recommend using "security keys" such as the YubiKey by Yubico or the Google "Titan" security keys as a second means of keeping hackers out, if you can use security keys with your accounts.  We help an inkjet printer user deal with smudged printing and potentially dirty printheads by doing printhead cleaning procedures.  A caller asks which version of Webroot Antivirus he should buy, plus he asks about his OpenDNS settings in order to help filter out malicious websites better.  A listener asks if he can thwart hacks to his Ring Doorbell camera, plus questions on updating is Windows 7 desktop to Windows 10.  We caution that you need to document the 25-digit Windows 7 "key," plus the e-mail used to create a Microsoft account when you upgrade.  Finally, we help him with printing and faxing problems with a multifunction printer, fax and scanner.
1/11/202041 minutes, 50 seconds
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Computer Talk: Smart Camera Security Hacks? (12/28/19) - Part 1

Erik takes your computer questions.  Ring Doorbell and parent company Amazon face lawsuit over alleged camera security hacks.  Erik tries out the "smart" Nexx garage door opener.  Contractor admits to planting "logic bombs" in software to ensure continued work.  A listener asks for help in uninstalling his McAfee software in Windows 10.  A caller seeks advice in backing up her computer before upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10.  Upgrade questions continue as a listener asks if Windows 7 computers will stop working after Microsoft stops issuing security updates.  Windows 7 computers will actually continue to work, but will stop receiving security updates. However, Windows Defender antivirus software will still receive updates from Microsoft.  A caller running Windows 7 seeks a specifications for a replacement desktop computer.  We recommend an Intel i5 processor, 8th or 9th generation processor, 8 gigabytes of RAM, solid state or hybrid drive running Windows 10.  Also she is seeking a replacement for the Google Picasa photo management software that she likes, but is no longer updated by Google.  A caller looks for specifications for a computer for financial-only transactions
12/28/201940 minutes, 56 seconds
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Computer Talk: Smart Camera Security Hacks? (12/28/19) - Part 2

Dutch company Wolters Kulwer left many customers in the dark after its accounting software was hacked.  A listener concerned about excessive charges from his cable company asks if there is  any  difference between modem rentals and WiFi rentals and seeks ways to lower his bill.  A listener who edits MP3 files wonders if a standard hard drive is better than a solid state drive for M3 audio file processing.  A listener who purchased a Chromebook for financial transactions asks if he should move his credit card accounts to his Chromebook.  We recommend the use of two-factor authentication with physical security "keys" that plug into the computer, such as Yubico's YubiKey or the Google Titan security key.  A caller asks for Erik's opinion about using password managers for security.  Also he asks if Webroot anti-virus software should be used on an iPad.  A listener wonders if she should add a Chrome extension onto her browser to complete a printing task at a website.  Also she seeks a way to stop her Gmail account from opening when she opens her YouTube account.  A caller looking to cut his cable bill tries to see if home cellular service is available in his area.  Finally, the last caller looks for a compatible modem to use with GoNetspeed fiber optic internet service.
12/28/201939 minutes, 34 seconds
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Computer Talk: Smart Doorbells Being Hacked (12/14/19) - Part 1

Erik and Bob take your questions.  We offer advice on how to secure your Ring doorbell cameras after a series of news stories about some of the less secure cameras being taken over by hackers in recent weeks.  Lexis-Nexis database exposes names of risky potential bank customers.  Mozilla Foundation and others file an appeal to restore "Net Neutrality" in court. A listener asks if a new laptop with an Intel i5 processor, 8th generation quad with a 1TB hard drive is a good deal.  Also he wonders about the security risk of allowing a their party to transfer information from his old computer to the new one.  A user with an old Lenovo laptop wonders why his WiFi keeps dropping out, but the problem happens with all his devices.  A caller has a Samsung Galaxy S2 tablet sees the message "Samsung Plus Has stopped" plus he sees advertising popups from a British newspaper app.  A user with an old Dell desktop running Windows 7 wonders if he should replace it. 
12/14/201940 minutes, 6 seconds
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Computer Talk: Smart Doorbells Being Hacked (12/14/19) - Part 2

A listener who falls victim to an online scam tells her story having a malicious "fixit.exe" program running on her computer.  A listener running Windows 7 wonders what would be the best computer to buy for a new one.  Another caller looking to purchase a new computer looks for a way to easily transfer information from his old computer to a new one.  An Apple Macintosh user looks for a way to remove the SearchMine trojan fro her Mac. We help a Windows user who wants to increase the time she stays logged into her computer. Also, she wants to stop mortifications from Yahoo! news.  A Mac user asks if the e-mail she received saying that he old sent.net e-mail address going away was a scam exposing her to a possible computer virus.  An Outlook.com user looks for a way to stop a large increase in spam to his e-mail address.  A listener says that her e-mail recipient cannot open the spreadsheet she sends.
12/14/201942 minutes, 24 seconds
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Computer Talk: Microsoft's Breached Account Problem (12/7/19) - Part 2

A caller asks how much taxpayers should pay for 5G cellular service von commuter trains.  Also she asks for a way to deal with a large increase in junk mail on her iPhone from her Hotmail (Outlook Mail) account.  We help a listener turn off Windows Defender after installing another antivirus product.  Also he asks if he should turn on BitLocker drive encryption if he has confidential business information on his hard drive.  We do recommend this; but if BitLocker is activated, you must write down the encryption key and keep it in a safe place.  A caller suggests that the listener trying to transfer pictures from her iPhone use a cord specifically designed to transfer data.  A listener has problems trying to print pictures that were transferred from one computer to another. A caller wonders about the quality of soma telephone service.  We help a user with an Officejet printer that is not printing in the correct colors.  A user who is looking for a new laptop asks what specifications the computer should have.  We recommend an Intel i5 processor, 8th or 9th generation, with 8 GB RAM, and a solid state or "hybrid hard drive.  For security, we recommend configuring OpenDNS and Webroot Antivirus software.  
12/7/201939 minutes, 20 seconds
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Computer Talk: Microsoft's Breached Account Problem (12/7/19) - Part 1

Microsoft finds 44 million accounts with breached passwords, and forces password resets. New Tesla cybertrucks may not fit in your garage, a new app reveals.  More powerful versions of Tesla's cybertrucks will get manufacturing priority.  Video streaming services will crack down on password sharing.  A listener calls in after her copy of Malwarebytes Antimalware seems to "disappear" from her computer after running a virus scan.  More than 70 state and local governments were ransomware targets in 2019.  A listener asks if you can use OpenDNS while on a WiFi hotspot or while using cell phone tethering.  A user asks if it is safe to log into a website using sites like Facebook or Google to sign in rather than logging in to the website directly. A listener asks if it's possible to use a USB drive to get pictures copied from her iPhone to her computer.  A caller with a Roku streaming device cannot get the Roku remote to work with the Roku streaming device.  We offer help to reset a Roku device plus information on the alternative nVidia Shield streaming device.
12/7/201939 minutes, 51 seconds
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Computer Talk: A Problem With Electric Vehicle Rentals (11/30/19) - Part 1

Erik and Bob take your computer questions.  Electric vehicle rentals aren't "at full charge" says columnist after a disappointing trip on the German Autobahn when the car battery almost ran out of charge.  One hundred ten nursing homes in Wisconsin are cut off from health records after a ransomware attack.  A caller asks for help after he cannot get Microsoft Word or Excel programs to open.  listener seeks help after his printer will not print.  An OpenDNS user has problems updating his Internet "IP" address so OpenDNS can operate properly.  A user who wants to update his family tree data looks for a way to get the data from an old machine to a newer computer.  A caller ask for help when he can no longer access his old Google mail account for his business domain.
11/30/201941 minutes, 42 seconds
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Computer Talk: A Problem With Electric Vehicle Rentals (11/30/19) - Part 2

A caller seven-year-old Windows 7 user wonders if he can save money buying a "refurbished" Windows 10 computer.  He also asks if it will remain safe to operate Windows 7 after Microsoft stops issuing new security patches for it in January 2020.  A new computer buyer looks for a way to securely erase all of the personal financial information from his old computers.  A listener who purchased an upgraded cable modem wonders if she needs an upgraded Ethernet cable for better speeds and bandwidth.  Also she wonders if using a "wired" Ethernet cable in a hotel is better than using a wireless connection.  A caller asks if his antivirus program will help when Microsoft stops patching security problems with Windows 7 in January.  A Windows 10 user wonders how to turn off secure "S" mode in Windows 10.  The futuristic Esker Parliament Wallet contains a tracker to track it with your cell phone.  A caller has problems with a corrupt "personal store" (PST) file in Microsoft Outlook.
11/30/201938 minutes, 47 seconds
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Computer Talk: The Devastation of Data Breaches (11/23/19) - Part 1

Erik and Bob take your computer questions.  Ransomware data breaches at hospitals linked to an uptick in fatal heart attacks.  1.2 billion records exposed in an unsecured data base.  AT&T fined $60 million over data throttling allegations with "unlimited" data plans.  A Windows user wants to know if data on his USB flash drive can be copied to his Chromebook.  A caller asks about using paid antivirus in his computer, and how to properly uninstall McAfee antivirus from his computer.  We also answer questions about Webroot antivirus and configuring OpenDNS.  A caller has trouble opening Microsoft Office files due to an "infection" with BitLocker file encryption.  A caller running an Internet speed test wonders if he is getting all the speed he is paying for.
11/23/201936 minutes, 38 seconds
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Computer Talk: The Devastation of Data Breaches (11/23/19) - Part 2

A business computer user asks about "penetration testing" to check the functioning of his firewall.  A user with Windows 7 wonders if he should upgrade a machine purchased in 2011 to Windows 10, and the consequences that may happen if you do not update.  Another caller with Windows 7 wonders if he will receive an upgrade notice on his computer before support for Windows 7 ends.  A YouTube content creator wonders if his video with commercial music content wonders if his video will remain "commercially viable" to remain on YouTube.  A smart TV buyer wonders what happens when the smart TV updates itself.  We recommend the nVidia Shield device for streaming instead of a "smart" TV.  Also, she wonders if a separate Roku streaming stick is needed for each television on which she wants to stream content. A caller asks how to deal with a gouged monitor screen  on an all-in-one Dell computer after changing houses.  A caller wonders if he should use the Edge web browser in Windows 10 (we prefer Firefox or Chrome) and how to set up his e-mail on the new computer with Outlook e-mail.  A caller asks if there is a way to recover data from a damaged USB thumb drive.  A listener looks for devices that can stream Internet radio stations.  A caller informs us of a court case "win" for consumers involving access to utility poles for consumers.  In addition he is looking for a hard drive that can connect to a USB-C port.
11/23/201939 minutes, 2 seconds
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Computer Talk: Digital Camera & Photography Questions (11/16/19) - Part 2

Silent Google "experiment" crashes thousands of browsers.  A caller asks which size memory card he should use for taking pictures, given increasingly complicated camera technologies.  He also asks about the space consequences of shooting un RAW file format.  Also we discuss the best specifications for a Windows 10 computer for photography work.  A user has HP battery problems with a "refurbished" battery.  A caller who purchased a Chromebook seeks a suitable way to use Microsoft Office on the computer and also wants to know where the "delete" on the Chromebook is.  A caller asks if the mirrorless Cannon "R" series cameras are suitable for shooting sporting events.  An Amazon Echo user has issues with his wireless connection.  We offer some tips on how to prevent Alexa Echo devices from recording your conversations.  A caller asks about the differences between the free and paid versions of ProtonVPN.  A camera user with a compact flash card wonders if he can use an SD cards in the camera with an adapter.  Our last caller tries to find the "delete" key on his Chromebook computer.
11/16/201940 minutes, 49 seconds
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Computer Talk: Digital Camera & Photography Questions (11/16/19) - Part 1

Erik is joined by special guest John Ryan in the studio to take your digital camera and photography questions during or special digital photography show.  YouTube changes its terms of service to allow for the deletion of accounts that are "no longer commercially viable."  DJI releases the new Mavic Mini drone.  Rumors fly that Olympus may shut down its digital camera business in less than a year.  DJI is testing software that will allow you to identify any drone.  A Windows 10 user has an error message pop up that says there is low disk space on his recovery "D:" drive.   A Canon EOS SL2 user has problems manually focusing his camera.  A listener seeks advice on buying a Chromebook computer for his daughter.  A caller has problems with slowdowns when connecting to a corporate VPN.  He also is looking for a good anti-virus and VPN solution for home use.  A Nikon L840 user seeks a way to increase the shutter speed of his camera manually.  A caller seeks a good camera that can be used with a rim light and wirelessly for under $500.
11/16/201940 minutes, 16 seconds
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Computer Talk: High Speed Internet In CT (11/9/19) - Part 2

A listener asks about the legitimacy of streaming internet appliances like FreeStream.  A multiple monitor user wonders if he can consolidate using multiple monitors using a high resolution 4K monitor.  Also he wonders how easy it upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 on a two-year-old computer.  A cable cutter trying to watch women's basketball wonders if his WiFi service is affected if he cuts the cord.  A user purchasing a new printer wants to make sure it will work with future upgrades to the operating system.  He also is looking for a way to fax if you only have a mobile phone.  A listener wonders how he can keep his landline phone service if he cuts the cable and uses GoNetspeed Internet Service.  A caller has questions about configuring OpenDNS service correctly.
11/9/201940 minutes, 32 seconds
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Computer Talk: High Speed Internet In CT (11/9/19) - Part 1

Erik and Bob have special guest Tom Perrone from GoNetspeed discuss all aspects of high speed fiber optic Internet service in Connecticut: what fiber optic service is, how it works, and how to get the service if it is available in your area.
11/9/201942 minutes, 11 seconds
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Computer Talk: Why Google Is Buying Fitbit (11/2/19) - Part 2

A warning for iPhone 5 users: Update now or risk losing significant features.  A listener looks for a way to transfer data from an old computer to a new computer, and if he should pay for professional service for the transfer, and about possible privacy concerns.  Also, he wonders if he should rent a modem from the cable company or buy one of his own.  Binge-watching Netflix and streaming of pornography is contributing to millions of tons of carbon emissions, say researchers.  A Mac user wonders what to do after his Time Machine backup drive is full with no more disk space.  Also, he asks about the convenience of streaming services when "cutting the cord" and dropping cable television service with the cable company.   Another caller asks how to get a reliable phone service so he can continue to work from home from a rural area.  We recommend using an Internet phone service like ooma.  A caller warns about a phishing scam by people pretending to be from Apple. A listener seeks a way to access his doctor's secure health information portal if he cannot access his mobile phone.
11/2/201939 minutes, 51 seconds
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Computer Talk: Why Google Is Buying Fitbit (11/2/19) - Part 1

Erik and Bob take your technology questions.  Google to purchase electronic health tracking company Fitbit, raising privacy concerns.  Software updates to Pratt & Whitney engines mentioned in Airbus 220 airplane engine failures.  Video graphics maker Nvidia's new streaming device said to use artificial intelligence to emulate 4K video resolution.  Marvel is censoring films to China, bowing to political pressure.  A listener has difficulty with a pixelating picture while trying to watch s cable channel through his laptop.  A listener has a compatibility issue with Webroot Antivirus and macOS Catalina.  We recommend ESET Antivirus as an alternative.  A listener seeks a way to record video from a steaming media service.  A listener asks about what type of hard drive should be used to back up a PC.  We recommend using multiple hard drives to back up their data, and at least a 1 TB hard drive, or a backup "cloud" service like Carbonite for personal use.  Police in Florida seek Amazon Alexa speaker recordings in a murder case. A caller seeks a way to move his Windows 7 backup to a new Windows 10 computer, and a recommendation for a good computer for use in photography/photo editing.
11/2/201940 minutes, 41 seconds
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Computer Talk: Google's Not So 'Free' Storage Options (10/26/19) - Part 1

Erik and Bob take your computer questions.  Erik discusses the GVIDO electronic music reader device for musicians.  Google to replace defective Google Home speakers wrecked by a bad firmware update.  Google to start charging for some previously "free" storage options.  Google is accused of creating an internal "spy tool" to squelch worker dissent.  A listener attempting to do a  system recovery wonders why the recovery is getting "stuck" and taking a long time.  A caller gets a "Graphics RAM is low" error message while running a system analysis tool.  We offer troubleshooting suggestions, as well as techniques to determine the speed of an Internet connection.  A caller has questions about the password manager included with a paid version of Webroot anti-virus software, plus questions about using Webroot on mobile devices.  Avast anti-virus company is hacked by spies who stole passwords.  A Microsoft Surface Pro user wonders if Windows defender will turn off if he needs to install a corporate anti-virus product for work.  A user switching to Comcast cable Internet wonders if her Arris modem will work with the service.  
10/26/201921 minutes, 10 seconds
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Computer Talk: Google's Not So 'Free' Storage Options (10/26/19) - Part 2

Payroll data provider Cachet is reeling after MyPayrollHR fraud.  A Windows 7 user wonders if a new computer he may be purchasing with an E5520 processor is a good buy.  A listener from South Carolina wonders if you can use OpenDNS while traveling to a hotel.  Another Windows 7 user is wondering  how to upgrade his computer to Windows 10.  A Windows 7 user tries to fix Homegroup compatibility with Windows 10 machines for a small business.  A listener wonders if his cable modem upload speed should be different from his cable modem download speed.  A caller asks for the minimum required specifications for a new laptop.  We recommend an Intel i5 processor 8th generation processor with 8GB RAM and a 256 GB hard drive and a computer with a solid metal case.
10/26/201937 minutes, 40 seconds
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Computer Talk: A Facial Recognition Flaw? (10/19/19) - Part 1

Erik and Bob take your computer questions, and look at Google Pixel 4's serious security problem: Facial recognition unlocking software can't tell if your eyes are open.  The U.S. military finally retires 8" floppy disks used to launch nuclear missiles.  Tesla flash storage design failure may lead to expensive repairs.   Senator Wyden wants a new data privacy bill with some serious punishments.   A Windows 10 user user wants to know how to import photos into his new computer.  He also wants to know if 32-bit programs will run on his new 64-bit computer.  We also give suggestions on how to best set up antivirus software on a new computer.  The Windows 10 "1903" software update breaks antivirus software for some users.  A user trying to get his Yahoo! mail constantly struggles with a "page expired" error in his web browser.  A user who upgraded to iOS 13 can no longer upload photographs to her iOS devices.  A Samsung Galaxy Note 7 player tries to deal with a web page "hijack" on his telephone.
10/19/201940 minutes, 41 seconds
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Computer Talk: A Facial Recognition Flaw? (10/19/19) - Part 2

A caller who inherited a computer from a deceased relative seeks a way to access the locked computer.  An iPhone 6 user is unable to access the complete Messages history of a particular person.  A Windows 7 laptop user who upgraded to Windows 10 cannot get his computer to start up properly.  We provide methods on how to check for a faulty hard drive.  A user looks for a way to find duplicate files on his hard drive.  He also wants to erase a second hard drive.  A Windows user with Excel 2010 has trouble saving a spreadsheet on a different  computer.  Also we provide information on how to set up OpenDNS to surf the web more safely.  Finally, our last caller wants to transfer information between laptops without taking the drives out of the computer.
10/19/201941 minutes, 35 seconds
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Computer Talk: A 'Foldable' Cell Phone? (9/28/19) - Part 2

A caller has suggestions for improving wireless speed on an iPad by changing WiFi "channels" on his wireless router.  A Windows 10 Professional administrator has difficulty creating a new user on  the computer.  A Mac user attempting to listen to a streaming radio station has problems with a "hijacked" Safari web browser displaying a fake virus warning.  We offer help on clearing cache in the Safari web browser as well as setting up OpenDNS.  A user with an HP laptop that fails to display anything.  A user sees a "fake" pop-up message when using Internet Explorer.  A user configuring  the OpenDNS service to browse the Internet safely wonders if OpenDNS works with all of the computers in his household.  A Windows 7 user wonders about a configuration for a new desktop computer.  A long-time Microsoft Excel user wonders why his computer is running so slowly.  
9/28/201937 minutes, 17 seconds
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Computer Talk: A 'Foldable' Cell Phone? (9/28/19) - Part 1

Erik and Bob take your technology questions. Samsung introduces "foldable" cell phone for $1,980.  A security researcher says that there is an "unmatchable" bug in hundreds of millions of Apple iOS devices, allowing jailbreaking.  Hyundai and Cummins to work together on fuel cell vehicles.  Fate of online disabled accessibility to websites may rest on lawsuit involving Domino's Pizza. A listener has problems with streaming television stations on a refurbished laptop.  A Windows 10 user has difficulty logging in due to a forgotten password.  In California, a police officer's Tesla runs out of battery power during a high-speed chase.  A user has problems connecting wirelessly at high speeds with an iPad.  
9/28/201937 minutes, 7 seconds
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Computer Talk: A Case Against Airbnb (9/21/19) - Part 1

Erik and Bob take your questions.  Hotelier and House Representative Ed Case from Hawaii hopes to stop Internet home rental Internet platforms like Airbnb.  T-Mobile criticizes Verizon's 5G cellular coverage in a new ad campaign.  Office space rental company WeWork is blasted for stunningly bad WiFi security.  A caller asks how to stop pop-ups from occurring  on her Pixel 3 phone.  Also, she tries to deal with her computer  asking for a password after requesting a Windows 10 update.  A listener with a new iPad wants to save information from the iPad to a USB Flash drive for use in a PC.  She also has questions about compatibility of the Apple pencil with the various iPad models.  In addition, she is having problems visiting websites with her ad blocker active while following links in her e-mail.  A listener planning to move to a "planned" community asks about technology and wiring requirements for a new house.
9/21/201941 minutes, 6 seconds
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Computer Talk: A Case Against Airbnb (9/21/19) - Part 2

A caller running an old copy of Windows XP wants to try to install Windows XP on a newer computer in order to run older music software.  An avid radio listener is curious if "5G" cellular technologies need frequencies required for AM/FM radio in order to work properly, jeopardizing "traditional" radio bandwidth.   He also has questions about fiber optic Internet services.  A listener transitioning from Windows 7 to Windows 10 looks for the best way to transfer his files to the new computer.  A caller looks for a way to print inexpensively in black-and-white to save on ink costs.  For this purpose, we recommend "laser jet" printers.  A listener asks for an alternative to the Microsoft Edge web browser.  A caller asks for Erik and Bob's opinion on the Microsoft Surface Pro, plus seeks an alternative to Quickbooks for small business accounting and check writing.  Also, we talk about Classic Shell, a program that allows newer versions of Windows to have a visual appearance similar to earlier versions.  A computer user who updated to Windows 10 version 1903 has difficulty with video problems with a blurry start screen.  A "cable cutter" calls in to say Comcast is offering a free video streaming device, but with a caveat that you must rent the cable modem with the streaming device from Comcast.
9/21/201940 minutes, 23 seconds
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Computer Talk: Challenging the Ride Share Business Model (9/14/19) - Part 2

A user with a new HP Envy laptop wonders how to get the computer out of "hibernation" mode, plus he wonders if he should change his antivirus product. An Android smartphone user has issues with numbers dialing and text mysteriously dialing on the phone.  We help the listener troubleshoot a possible virus issue with the phone.  A small business owner wonders about the safety of "5G" cellular service as he considers switching his business telephone provider.  A user has a problem with his HP laptop showing that his computer is overheating when it actually is not overheating.  A New York cloud-based payroll company vanishes with $35 million dollars, according to a security researcher.  A caller has problems with the contact database and security issues on her iPhone.  Another caller gets assistance in transferring photos from an old iPhone to a computer.
9/14/201939 minutes, 21 seconds
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Computer Talk: Challenging the Ride Share Business Model (9/14/19) - Part 1

Erik and Bob take your questions and discuss California passing a bill that challenges the Uber and Lyft business models by treating drivers as employees.  McDonalds acquires an artificial intelligence company; it plans to add voice recognition to the ordering process with drive-thrus.  A listener has a problem with a possible "browser hijack" in Mozilla Firefox.  Erik and Bob discuss the recent California Uber situation with show listeners and its potential effect on the ride sharing industry.  A listener with a new computer asks if he should use the Webroot antivirus program as his virus protection.  A caller has problems with Malwarebytes anti-virus program operating correctly and also is experiencing slow web browsing speeds.  A caller wonders if using OpenDNS would cause his computer to browse the Internet more slowly, but is still experiencing problems being unable to access websites about 5% of the time.
9/14/201942 minutes, 6 seconds
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Computer Talk: The Truth About Electric Vehicles (9/7/19) - Part 2

A caller looks for a less costly alternatives to renting Microsoft Office 365, plus an alternative to an old SNET e-mail address.  A traveler returning from Italy wants to stop receiving search results in Italian after returning from his trip there.  Another cable cutter calls and wonders what happens when he "cuts the cord" and uses streaming TV services. A listener asks for help on purchasing a new computer after recovering from a power surge.  We recommend a computer running Windows 10, with an Intel i5 processor and a 256 gigabyte solid state hard drive or 1 terabyte "traditional" hard drive.  We also talk about options for surge suppression to help mitigate some of the damage that might happen from future power surges.  A caller asks for help on how to stop *wanted* e-mail from appearing in the "spam" folder.  Also, he asks what happens to your data if you terminate your Microsoft Office 365 subscription. A caller purchasing a new computer asks what the difference is between an Intel "i5" processor vs. an Intel "i7" processor.  A user with an older computer wants to know how he can  safely destroy the information on his hard drive before recycling his computer.  Plus we offer some suggestions for stopping spam mail coming to his Yahoo! mail account.  A user with a six year old computer looks for a way to transfer data to a new. laptop.  A Windows 10 user with a five-year-old laptop looks for a way to speed up his computer.
9/7/201939 minutes, 53 seconds
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Computer Talk: The Truth About Electric Vehicles (9/7/19) - Part 1

Erik and Bob take your computer questions and talk the Ford survey that says 42 percent of Americans believe that electric vehicles need gasoline.  Over 600,000 Chinese-made GPS trackers found to have "123456" as the default password.  Google prepares for a Department of Justice antitrust probe. Litigation continues for Tesla SolarCity solar panels that can catch fire.  We help to explain the use and configuration of the OpenDNS service to surf the Internet more safely and to avoid malicious software.  A listener calls with privacy concerns about using smart microphones inside of a doctor's office.  Erik gives advice to a listener wanting to replace her cell phone on which cell phone and service would be a good buy.  A listener asks if OpenDNS can be used with Frontier Internet service.  Erik and Bob answer, and explains the meaning  of Domain Name Service (DNS) when surfing the Internet.  A cable cutter in Westfield, Massachusetts learns about fiber optic internet service and options for receiving local TV without using cable television service.
9/7/201940 minutes, 32 seconds
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Computer Talk: Facts & Fiction About VPN Privacy (8/31/19) - Part 2

Google's "Project Zero" releases information about thousands of hacked iPhones due to a security flaw that was patched in February.  Apple promises to stop listening to your Siri conversations; the new policy is "opt-in" only.  A user with a refurbished Dell laptop wonders if it can be repaired.  We offer suggestions on a new computer: an i5 or better Intel processor with 8 GB RAM, 256 GB Solid State hard drive or 1 terabyte traditional hard drive.  A user with a new Windows 10 desktop wonders why he gets logged out of websites when he wants to stay logged in.  Also, he wonders why he is unable to connect to websites.  A listener has problems getting  articles to appear on his older Samsung tablet, plus has Internet speed issues.  A user has problems with a Yahoo e-mail address/user name  and his eBay payments.  A user with a seven-year-old iPad 2 is unable to use certain applications after performing an update to the operating system.  
8/31/201938 minutes, 48 seconds
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Computer Talk: Facts & Fiction About VPN Privacy (8/31/19) - Part 1

Tesla's SolarCity division initiated a secret program called "Project Titan" to  replace defective solar panels that could cause roof fires, according to Business Insider. VW settles a lawsuit over fuel economy claims.  We dispel some common misconceptions about your privacy while using a virtual private network (VPN).  A listener recounts his experiences using a T-Mobile hotspot as his primary Internet Service provider.  The Wall Street Journal dispels the myth about the need for more expensive Internet service for faster Internet speeds.  A caller with a new Windows 10 computer has issues creating a "recovery" drive for Windows 10.  A caller with a Seagate External Hard Drive has difficulty with it being properly recognized by the operating system.  We offer suggestions on how to have data on a failed hard drive using a professional data recovery service.   A listener wonders if he can safely reduce his Internet speed offered by his cable company.  Plus we offer other ways to save money on your Internet bill.  A Windows 7 user wonders why he gets messages saying there is a problem with his Bitdefender antivirus program.  Plus, users of the free version of Bitdefender Antivirus should upgrade their version due to a recently discovered security flaw.
8/31/201939 minutes, 59 seconds
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Computer Talk: Keeping Amazon Ring Video Private (8/24/19) - Part 2

A caller with an HP Pavilion laptop has issues saving files from a camera to his computer.  A Cox Cable user needs to know if he should upgrade his cable modem and if his router is sufficient for his needs.  Also, we recommend the use of a wireless access point to increase the reach of the wireless signal in his home.  A listener receiving over-the-air television stations has difficulty receiving Channel 3 and Channel 61 even after "re-scanning" for the stations.  Another caller continues the TV discussion about over-the-air reception problems. Bob suggests using a "splitter" device to lower the signal "attenuation."  Erik offers suggestions for "streaming" local channels.  A user who purchased a new printer has problems with it being installed on the same "port" as another printer already in use on the same computer.  A user with an older AT&T UVerse Modem but Frontier Internet service wonders if there is an advantage to him updating his router. 
8/24/201958 minutes, 58 seconds
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Computer Talk: Keeping Amazon Ring Video Private (8/24/19) - Part 1

Erik and Bob discuss Wal-Mart suing Tesla SolarCity over solar panels alleged to have caused roof fires at their stores. Amazon's Ring video doorbell unit wants police to keep certain surveillance details hidden from the public. Amazon has listed thousands of unsafe and banned items for sale, according to a Wall Street Journal investigation  A physician in private practice calls the show over security and network concerns after the office firewall was removed.  A listener with Webroot antivirus software wonders if she also needs to use Windows built-in antivirus software in addition to Webroot.  A Dell computer user has problem with a BIOS update.  A listener with a first generation iPad mini continues to troubleshoot wireless connection issues with her Internet Service Provider.  A user with an HP computer tries troubleshooting constant updates with Windows 10, plus WiFi connection issues.
8/24/201938 minutes, 47 seconds
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Computer Talk: What's Up With That Windows Update? (8/17/19) - Part 2

A business owner asks what considerations are necessary when setting up a computer server for multiple users.  A caller asks for the best way to transfer data from an old Windows 7 computer to Windows 10.  Also, we discuss how to set up OpenDNS for increased security.  Erik discusses Crystal, a computer app which analyzes your personality type based on your social media postings.  A caller with a Windows Vista computer looks for a way to access data if the computer password was forgotten. A user with Windows 7 looks for a way to update Internet Explorer.  A caller with an updated version of Windows 10 wonders why his fans and CPU are running at a high rate when  he is not using his computer.  We discuss the possibility of malware or "cryptojacking" -- the illicit use of someone's computer to make money by "mining" cryptocurrency.  A caller wonders why he has a mysterious network connection called "Network 26."  A caller has an issue with a monitor that has started smoking.  He also wonders if a Chromebook computer would suit his needs if he uses it only for surfing the Internet.
8/17/201938 minutes, 49 seconds
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Computer Talk: What's Up With That Windows Update? (8/17/19) - Part 1

Microsoft confirms update problems with the latest update for current versions of Windows. Australian scientists want to mass-produce a seaweed that stops cows from burping methane. Microsoft Surface Pro users were throttled after a recent firmware update. A judge ordered Georgia to stop using its current voting machines for 2020 elections over voting security issues. A caller sought a way to keep his mom safe while using the public WiFi in a senior living complex.  Another listener asked for advice on replacement of a six-year-old laptop.  We recommend a computer with a metal case (not plastic) with at least an 8th generation Intel i5 processor with at least 8 GB RAM, and a 256 or 128 GB solid state hard drive.  A listener had issues with an unresponsive "script" while using a web browser, another with a laptop running Windows 10 wonders why her computer speed is excessively slow, and a third owned an old iPad mini that has problems connecting to WiFi.
8/17/201938 minutes, 55 seconds
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Computer Talk: Is FaceApp Worth Being Worried About? (7/20/19) - Part 2

We continue the discussion about 5G cellar technology as Erik discusses how some in a San Francisco community try to block a 5G cellular installation. Bob also discusses a Mayo Clinic study where there was an increased incidence of brain cancer in the 1970s--before cellular technology was publicly available. A caller has questions about the safety and security of using Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections. A listener wonders why ProtonMail is a more secure service for e-mail than a regular e-mail service. A listener wonders why her brother's AOL e-mail account was deleted when a Gmail account was added to his smartphone. A caller asks which VPNs are recommended, as well as how VPN services might affect performance. Also, how to eliminate pop-ups in Windows 10 with ad pop-up blocking in Windows 10. A caller has an issue with images appearing very slowly on his nine-year-old computer. Erik helps a caller find a way to play VHS movies on a new 4K TV and also for a way to convert VHS format tapes to DVD. A user seeks information on what to buy for an upgraded computer.
7/20/201938 minutes, 58 seconds
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Computer Talk: Is FaceApp Worth Being Worried About? (7/20/19) - Part 1

Erik and Bob take your questions, and discuss serious security and privacy concerns being raised about the popular Russia-based FaceApp. West Virginia is the 22nd state to adopt rules for 5G cell phone deployments. A listener using the Google Chrome web browser has a "certificate error" while browsing a hospital website. We explain what this error means and how to deal with it. A listener responds to a fake Microsoft popup and calls a fraudulent number that was posing as Microsoft, and then allowing access to his computer. We explain how to respond to this scam, and the steps you need to keep your computer safe. A listener running a check on his computer memory experiences a memory error on his ten-year-old Windows 7 computer. We explain how to purchase new memory and also the specifications for buying a new computer (at least 8 Gigabytes RAM, Intel i5 processor [8th or 9th generation processor], and a solid state or hybrid hard drive.) We discuss the possible health risks with the new "5G" cellular service technology.
7/20/201939 minutes, 28 seconds
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Computer Talk: Who Owns Your VPN Service? (7/6/19) - Part 2

A caller asks when Windows 7 will stop working for e-mail. We explain that when Microsoft stops supporting an operating system, they stop providing security updates for it. We also talk about the Linux operating system, plus satellite Internet service, and the lightning fast fiber optic Internet service available in Westfield, MA. A listener with Windows 7 tries to cope with very low space on his primary "C:" drive. We provide suggestions on how to deal with low space plus links to useful programs that help you to visulize disk usage (WinDirStat and TreeSizeFree) on our website. A caller with a Google Pixel 2 phone has issues with streaming radio being interrupted on Radio.com with a cellular connection. A user with a two-and-a-half-year-old Toshiba Satellite laptop has several questions about backing up his data. We also discuss choices for good software for backing up your computer. A listener offers a suggestion for an app that will keep streaming audio working on a Pixel phone when the screen blanks out Radio.com called Keep Screen On.
7/6/201939 minutes, 18 seconds
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Computer Talk: Who Owns Your VPN Service? (7/6/19) - Part 1

Erik and Bob take your computer questions. A VPN research firm says 29 of the top VPN services are owned by six Chinese companies. "Mad" Magazine to switch to a subscription-only format after 70 years of publishing. FDA recalls certain MiniMed insulin pumps made by Medtronic due to security concerns about potential hacking. Lee Iacocca, former Chrysler Corporation chairman, dies at age 94. A listener asks why his Webroot Antivirus software never seems to update virus definitions. We also advise people to set up the OpenDNS service to surf the web more safely. A caller has questions about accessing a security camera remotely over the Internet and configuring his firewall to do so securely. We answer the question: If you use a computer for financial transactions only, do you need to use antivirus software with it as well? A Windows 7 user wonders how to respond to pop-ups stating that support for the Windows 7 operating system is ending. We give advice on purchasing s new Windows 10 computer as well as suggestions for computer courses for senior citizens in the Southington area.
7/6/201941 minutes, 9 seconds
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Computer Talk: How a SIM Swapping Attack Affects You (6/29/19) Part 2

A listener with an HP printer and laptop connected by a USB cable cannot get the printer to work properly. We recommend removing and reinstalling the printer drivers or possibly configuring the computer as a networked printer. A caller gets "critical" notifications from the anti-virus product running on his phone and is concerned about possible excess data usage on his cell phone. Also, he wonders if he needs to turn off the "data saver" feature of his cell phone when accessing a mobile hotspot. A caller with poweline internet networking is having difficulty getting his wireless signal extended. A caller with several older laptops wonders if he should try to upgrade to Windows 10. We also offer recommendations for a good Internet router. Target stores globally knocked offline for a few hours last week due to a network outage. Finally, we help a caller who has a "Firefox is already running but not responding" error message.
6/29/201935 minutes, 39 seconds
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Computer Talk: How a SIM Swapping Attack Affects You (6/29/19) Part 1

Erik and Bob take your computer questions. Listen as we have special guest Matt Miller, ZDNet technology columnist, blogger and podcaster tells his personal story of the unraveling of his digital and financial life due to a "SIM swapping" attack that deactivated his cell phone and online accounts. Tesla explains why one of its Model S electric cars spontaneously caught fire in China; issues software update. Murder suspect identified by DNA database has been convicted. Hilton Hotels sending cookies and an oven to the International Space Station as part of a zero-gravity cooking experiment. A listener with a Toshiba Satellite laptop has an issue where half of the keys do not work. A listener has a potential virus issue with a virus on his computer and a possible web browser hijack issue. We recommend clearing the browser "cache" and using the OpenDNS service (links on our website, www.computertalkwithtab.com) for a safer browsing experience.
6/29/201939 minutes, 38 seconds
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Computer Talk: The Robot Vacuum's Strange Path (6/15/19) - Part 2

Don't click that link in an e-mail! Erik talks about phishing (pronounced "fishing") in e-mail and why it is dangerous. A caller asks why he has to right-click on an e-mail to open up links in an e-mail message. This is actually a good security measure to help stop malicious phishing. Also, the listener asks if it was safe to use his account credentials (Facebook, etc.) to share a web link with someone. A Mac user asks about the security of the Norton Core router, and if he should change anti-virus vendors. Also, Erik talks about the security of the "Internet of Things"--connected devices like cameras. European Company LaLiga fined for "spying" on customers watching pirated video streams. How to check your applications permissions. How to configure the OpenDNS service on your router to to surf the web more safely. We discuss why it is better to use separate devices instead of a combination modem and router. A caller asks questions about what equipment is needed when building a "smart" home.
6/15/201934 minutes, 46 seconds
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Computer Talk: The Robot Vacuum's Strange Path (6/15/19) - Part 1

Erik and Bob take your computer questions. In this episode, we discuss why a robot vacuum takes such a strange path in order to vacuum a room. Akamai CEO thinks playing computer games "in the cloud" is too expensive right now. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says traveler images were taken during a recent cyber attack on its computer systems. A caller who updated from Windows 7 to Windows 10 has problems with his video resolution "out of range," and not causing any picture to be displayed on his monitor. A listener has issues with voice dictation using search in the Google Chrome web browser. A Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail user has problems with missing folders and e-mails. A user who bought her own modem to surf the Internet asks why her own modem has different lights than the cable modem she was renting. Also, she wondered why streaming video worked on her iPad but not on her computer. A caller asks why pictures are not being displayed in Yahoo mail when he attaches them to outgoing mail in a web browser.
6/15/201937 minutes, 22 seconds
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Computer Talk: New Privacy Protection In Maine (6/8/19) - Part 1

Google suffered major service outage last week, knocking out Nest home automation services for some. Maine governor signs strict Internet privacy-protection bill. Microsoft pulls a massive facial recognition database from the Internet. A city in Idaho gets Internet service for free (almost). A caller experiences a "blue screen" error message on his eight-year-old computer that prevents Windows from starting properly. We help with recommendations for a new computer: at least an Intel i5 Processor (with 2-4 processor "cores"), 8-16 gigabytes of RAM, and a solid state or hybrid hard drive. Plus, we give information on how to safely dispose of a computer and hard drive while keeping your personal information safe. A listener receives a fake pop-up message on his computer pretending to be from Microsoft saying that his computer is infected with a "virus." We provide tips on how to deal with and avoid this fraud. Toyota is accelerating development of its full electric vehicle program.
6/8/201935 minutes, 48 seconds
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Computer Talk: New Privacy Protection In Maine (6/8/19) - Part 2

A caller asks if there is a way to access his data from Quickbooks from a remote location. We help a user troubleshoot slow wireless performance with his cable provider. Norway's love of electric vehicles may force big upgrades to the nation's electric grid. A Lenovo Yoga user has problems with a "shaking" display screen and unresponsive touchpad. A Mozilla Firefox user has problems with pictures displaying properly on web pages as he surfs the Internet. A Mac user seeks advice in setting up OpenDNS in a "virtual" machine for Windows. A Windows 7 user with very limited disk space wonders why his computer is slow to start up. We also give tips on how to clean up unnecessary files from the computer.
6/8/201939 minutes, 15 seconds
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Computer Talk: Delivering Smartphone Traffic To China & Russia? (6/1/19) - Part 1

Erik and Bob take your computer questions. U.S. government staff may be sending their smartphone web traffic "wrapped in a bow" to China and Russia over VPNs, report says. Facebook quietly killed a map tool for discovering live videos. Google to crack down on malicious Chrome web browser extensions. Google Maps to tell you a restaurant's most popular dishes. Google Maps posts speed camera data for over 40 countries. Google holds firm on changes that may block ad-blockers, but may exempt some enterprise users from this requirement. Facial recognition software coming to Lockport City School District in New York to better protect children. Starlink Satellite Internet Service, which purports to offer low-cost satellite Internet service by the end of the year, launches 60 satellites. A listener with a new HP Envy wonders if he should download software drivers offered by HP updating software. Also he wonders the best way to deal with a small 120-gigabyte SSD hard drive when using the computer. A listener asks about the security of using facial recognition as a password to your phone or computer. Former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton to deliver the keynote address at a Cyber Defense Summit. A flower shop owner wonders if he can upgrade older Windows 7 PCs to the newer Windows 10 operating systems.
6/1/201936 minutes, 35 seconds
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Computer Talk: Delivering Smartphone Traffic To China & Russia? (6/1/19) - Part 2

A caller wonders if he can remove files safely from previous versions of Windows 10 in order to save hard disk space. A user who wants to buy a new printer seeks the most cost-effective solution to print, copy and scan without using color. Also, we detail how to stop a program known as a "script" from running on the computer. Lyft offering self-driving car service in Las Vegas. Harbor Air intends be the first "electric airline" by using sea planes. A listener calls in looking for a trusted Virtual Private Network" provider. Also, we help the caller find a suitable cable modem and router to "cut the cord" with his cable television provider. How to use OpenDNS to surf the Internet more safely. Plus the caller seeks a solution to allow an old amplifier to stream music via a wireless connection. A caller looks for a solution that allows remote users to access shared files. How a solar eclipse 100 years ago changed history and made Albert Einstein a star.
6/1/201936 minutes, 41 seconds
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Computer Talk: Congress or Criminal Mugshots? (5/25/19) - Part 1

Erik and Bob take your questions. City of Baltimore hit by ransomware attack; the mayor is considering paying ransom to restore systems. Samsung's "Deep Fake" Artificial Intelligence can create a fake video of you from a single profile picture. Some cities are considering a ban on facial recognition software. Amazon's facial recognition system incorrectly matches 28 members of Congress to criminal mugshots. A listener seeks help after only receiving 25% of the 100 Megabit speed he is paying for. A listener can't access his e-mail account after receiving a spam e-mail demanding a ransom payment. A listener seeks a transcription program that will convert audio to text. A listener has difficulty getting a very old Pentium-based computer to run Windows 10.
5/25/201939 minutes, 10 seconds
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Computer Talk: Congress or Criminal Mugshots? (5/25/19) - Part 2

Cloud-based backup service Crash Plan stops backing up certain types of backup files, leaving customers stranded. A caller asks about a recent Microsoft update for older Windows systems (Windows 7 and earlier.) This security update is necessary to stop a possible future virus attack. Millions of financial records exposed on First American Financial website, says a computer security journalist. A Windows 10 laptop user has problems keeping Firefox as the default browser. A listener wonders if Norton Antivirus can be used with Malwarebytes, plus tries to recover from a hacked PayPal account. Snapchat employees spied on users with an internal tool meant for law enforcement use. Department of Homeland Security warns that software used in Chinese-made drones may be stealing data or used to install malware on networks. A tech-savvy listener provides a possible solution of installing Ubuntu Linux on older computers that cannot run the latest Windows software. We help a caller with set-up questions with OpenDNS on a router. Configuring OpenDNS can help you surf the web more safely. A caller with a doorbell camera tries to find a solution that will work with the camera at lower Internet speeds without having to upgrade his speed with his Internet provider.
5/25/201938 minutes, 17 seconds
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Computer Talk 5/18/19 Hr 1

Erik has special guest John Ryan in studio to take your digital camera questions. Illinois bill would force electric vehicle owners to pay $1,000 annual fee. Adobe sends letter warning users of older Creative Cloud software that they may be subject to lawsuits by third parties. DJI releases GoPro-like Osmo Action, plus the Osmo Pocket combination camera and gimbal. A caller has problems opening getting geographic location information displaying correctly from photographs in Windows 10. He also is looking for an economical alternative to Adobe Photoshop. A Windows 7 user seeks for a way to transfer information from her older computer to a newer one, plus she seeks an alternative program as a replacement to Google Picasa to manage photos. An adventure hiker looks for a suitable durable camera, possibly mirrorless, that has a telephoto lens. A listener with low resolution pictures stored on a digital keychain seeks a way to enlarge pictures without losing picture quality.
5/18/201937 minutes, 4 seconds
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Computer Talk 5/18/19 Hr 2

A listener with an older Officejet 6700 printer wants to clear out stored fax information before discarding the printer. A caller looking to buy a new cellphone wants to know which cell phone gives the best photos and which cell phone gives the best videos. Also, the listener asks if storing more pictures on a memory card used by a camera increases camera start-up times. Microsoft warns of huge security vulnerability with older operating systems. A caller who has a video file that did not close properly seeks a method to recover the video file using manufacturer recovery programs, or possibly using PhotoRescue recovery software. Tesla releases software update to deal with spontaneous Model S fires. A HP All-in-One desktop user has video display problems resembling a moving "bug" on the screen. John also gives suggestions on trying the Fuji Instax camera for those who want to try "instant" film photography as an alternative to digital. A caller struggles with low light action photography issues, and also looks for classes in the area for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. A caller with 35- to 40-year-old darkroom enlarger equipment seeks to have it evaluated to see if it is still useful to sell. The final asks about the availability of Fuji Instax cameras and also a place locally to get traditional film developed.
5/18/201937 minutes, 31 seconds
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Computer Talk: A Massive Cloud Data Outage (5/11/19) - Part 1

Erik and Bob take your questions. Cloud based tax firm CCH suffers massive cloud data outage. United Kingdom goes a full week without using coal power. Manhattan apartment users finally get physical keys to their apartments after winning suit over having to use Bluetooth "smart locks. Germany implements first "eHighway" that allows electric vehicles to operate emissions-free. A caller seeks a way to "enlarge" digital pictures that were taken at a lower resolution without them becoming "pixelated" or blocky. A user with a new HP printer has problems with the printer shutting off automatically after 8 hours and disappearing from the network. We discuss the basics of setting up a "static IP address" for the printer to avoid this problem. A helpful caller has a possible solution to the pixelated photo problem that a previous caller had using Adobe Photoshop CC or Adobe Photoshop Elements. A caller switching from DSL to cable Internet service wonders if she should reduce her Internet speed to 30 Megabits. Also, we discuss the advantages of buying a cable modem yourself rather than renting it from the cable provider. We help a listener who has problems with a wireless printer not working correctly by providing instructions on how to set up a static IP address for the printer in his router, similar to a previous caller. A caller with a 3-year-old, seemingly completely "dead" laptop looks for possible fixes and solutions to test the laptop and battery before considering recycling it.
5/11/201936 minutes, 47 seconds
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Computer Talk: A Massive Cloud Data Outage (5/11/19) - Part 2

IP address problems continue as a caller has problems with one of his security cameras not working. We provide advice on setting up a "static" IP address in the router as well as changing default passwords to help enhance security. A caller gets advice on getting a Cox-compatible modem and avoid monthly rental fees from the cable company. Igloo Recool offers an earth-friendly, biodegradable alternative to disposable styrofoam coolers. A caller asks if there are ways to get fast fiber optic Internet companies to do business in Connecticut by removing regulatory barriers. We answer a caller's questions about the new Google Pixel 3/3a phones as well as use of phones with in-vehicle Wi-Fi, plus we answer questions on efficient data usage strategies to save money. A caller looks for the best strategy to eliminate cable TV service and "cut the cord" with his cable company. A caller upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10 at work wonders why the mouse cursor keeps disappearing. A caller wonders if a home printer needs to have information deleted before he discards his HP Officejet 6700 printer.
5/11/201935 minutes, 29 seconds
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Computer Talk: Tesla Testing the Waters of Insurance? (5/4/19) - Part 2

A caller with a Samsung tablet has concerns allowing the Samsung mail application access to his Gmail account. A user of Webroot Antivirus has concerns over a photo application automatically quarantined by the antivirus software. Over 58,000 Antroid users had "stalkerware" that spies on users installed on their phones, according to Russian antivirus software maker Kaspersky. A Pennsylvania credit union sues financial technology giant Fiserv over security issues with Fiserv's software. A caller wising to "cut the cable" wonders if he is purchasing the correct modem, plus we discuss the privacy and security dangers of using an illegally "jailbroken" streaming stick device. A caller who has cut the cable tries to determine which streaming TV service to join. A user with a 10-year old laptop wonders if the lamp or backlight should be changed. A college professor asks about specifications for a new laptop for online teaching and surfing the Internet. We recommend an Intel i5 processor with two to four cores, 8 GB of RAM, a 256 GB solid state hard drive, 8th or 9th generation. A caller whose son is going to college wonders whether to use a Mac or PC for her studies. A caller considering "cutting the cable" wonders if the free streaming stick offered by the service is legitimate. A caller who has lost his Microsoft Access database tries to import data from a spreadsheet. A caller wonders about the viability of small photo printers from HP for use in printing from a smartphone. Amazon hires editors to push local crime news to local users in order to boost sales of its security doorbell camera, article alleges.
5/4/201940 minutes, 32 seconds
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Computer Talk: Tesla Testing the Waters of Insurance? (5/4/19) - Part 1

Erik and Bob take your questions. Tesla to consider entry into the automobile insurance market. Eighty million U.S. households with people over age forty exposed in data leak. Tesla hopes to regain solar energy panel dominance by cutting prices. Automobile navigation software company Waze and Entercom Radio to enter into streaming partnership to broadcast Radio.com stations. A Windows 10 user seeks a good solution to back up his computer to an external hard drive. We recommend EaseUS Todo Backup and Acronis True Image (see links on our website, www.computertalkwithtab.com for details.) A listener using Windows 10 has problems with her laptop continually starting with an "Automatic Repair Couldn't Repair Your PC" error message. A listener has questions about using an outdated version of Adobe Flash on his computer while listening to Radio.com. A listener seeks a recommendation for reputable software for financial trading. A listener wishing to "cut the cable" with his television provider seeks recommendations on how to go about the process of obtaining Internet service and receiving television stations over-the-air.
5/4/201938 minutes, 53 seconds
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Computer Talk: Malware In Pirated Streaming Devices? (4/27/19) - Part 2

A listener has an issue with possible unauthorized access to his Gmail account on his Samsung tablet; we show you how to set up "two factor authentication" to increase security and help prevent unauthorized access to his Gmail account by following instructions on our website. We help a user lower his Comcast cable bill by purchasing his modem directly instead of renting from Comcast. A Windows 7 user wonders what he will need to do after security updates for Windows 7 will stop in January 2020. This month's April 2019 update wreaks havoc with many antivirus programs. We counsel a listener to stop using the third-party Samsung mail application to access his e-mail and use Google's own Gmail application to access his email in order to avoid potential security and/or privacy issues. We explain the dangers of using pirated streaming devices to access the Internet to a listener, plus give advice on how to set up the legitimate Amazon Fire TV stick device. Also we discuss the differences between the free YouTube and the paid YouTube TV service, as well as discuss the use and requirements for some home automation devices like "smart" locks. A caller in rural Ellington, Connecticut has no WiFi and discusses his Internet connection options using cellular service for the connection. A user wishing to "cut the cable" wonders what the minimum speed he needs to purchase from the cable company. Also, we counsel against using two anti-virus products at the same time; only one anti-virus product is needed to for adequate protection against computer viruses.
4/27/201939 minutes, 9 seconds
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Computer Talk: Malware In Pirated Streaming Devices? (4/27/19) - Part 1

Erik and Bob take your questions. Pirated streaming devices are filled with malware, researchers say. South Carolina government website had a security flaw that exposed password. Cloud service provider A2 Hosting has outage for days due to malware. National Security Agency purportedly to retire telephone surveillance program. Our first caller with a nine-year-old laptop asks about recommended specifications for a new laptop. We recommend having 8 gigabytes of RAM, an Intel i7 processor, and a solid state hard drive as minimum system requirements for a new laptop. In addition, we like the HP Envy line of laptop computers. Tesla company explains their approach to self-driving cars in their "Autonomy Day" video. A caller explains his difficulties printing documents from the Internet while not on-line; we recommend using the Windows "Snipping Tool" in Windows or a "Print to PDF" function to accomplish this purpose. A user wis having slow speed issues using his computer on the Internetdespite a very fast Internet connection. We suggest he check his Ethernet cabling and configure OpenDNS for added security as well as check his Internet speed.
4/27/201937 minutes, 57 seconds
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Computer Talk: Outlook Accounts Hacked (4/20/19) - Part 2

Apple's iPhone recycling robot can recover 1.2 million iPhones a year. A caller looks for a way to connect wireless speakers to older stereo technology, and asks if most wireless speakers use Bluetooth technology. Facebook admits to harvesting 1.5 million e-mail contacts without permission. A caller seeks a way to set up an administrative user locally without having to set up a Microsoft account. We give advice on using a Virtual Private Network to a listener wanting to know if there is a way to surf the Internet safely from public places such as hotel rooms. A laptop user sees unwanted notification popups in Chrome, plus he gets information on how to remove browser "hijacks" using the OpenDNS service and a Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, a malware removal tool. Plus, using a VPN to surf more privately and securely. A user with a 9-year old laptop computer gets advice on setting up OpenDNS to surf the web safely to avoid getting a virus. A user with an older computer has license activation issues with an older version of Microsoft Office. A listener has problems with Microsoft Access database files that have disappeared.
4/20/201939 minutes, 4 seconds
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Computer Talk: Outlook Accounts Hacked (4/20/19) - Part 1

Erik and Bob take your questions. Katz's Delicatessen in New York City serves up sandwiches the low-tech way. Jerrie Cobb, first female astronaut candidate, dies at 88. Microsoft admits that about 6% of Outlook.com accounts were hacked. A caller has difficulty with reading his mail in Outlook at the public library. A caller with an HP Probook 450 is unable to use his laptop for PowerPoint presentations. Also we give answers on how to embed a YouTube video in a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. A library employee helps a previous caller who had problems accessing the wireless network in the library. A truck driver looks for an alternative to Adobe Photoshop to do editing without needing online access. The free GIMP photo editor, as well as Adobe Photoshop Elements may be used for editing photos offline. Google mixup causes ten phones to be delivered after a customer requests a refund on his Google Pixel 3. A caller helps clarify Adobe Photoshop's need to access the Internet to check license status, plus we help the listener find a free program to back up a Windows computer (EaseUS Todo Backup.)
4/20/201940 minutes, 14 seconds
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Computer Talk: Is Amazon Listening To You? (4/13/19) - Part 2

Tech giant Infosys settles allegations of visa fraud in Plano office for $34 million. A caller who purchased a new router and modem has trouble getting his printer to print with his Chromebook computer. A hard drive failure occurs for a listener who installed an update to Windows 10. He is looking for a recommendation for a reputable data recovery company. "Smart" stereo speaker maker Sonos blasted in European privacy complaint. A user with a network attached storage seeks solutions for backup of his NAS and tips to avoid getting a virus on the network. A listener calls to stop Internet access to his bank accounts. A caller who wants to "cut the cordand drop cable TV service" wants to watch streaming on his smart television, but the streaming service may be not legitimate. A caller seeks information about BitLocker disk encryption in Windows plus questions about "full" vs. "incremental" backups in Windows.
4/13/201940 minutes, 56 seconds
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Computer Talk: Is Amazon Listening To You? (4/13/19) - Part 1

Erik and Bob take your questions. Report says Amazon employees listen to customers through Echo smart speakers. Elon Musk claims Tesla self-driving tech is "vastly ahead of everyone." Jeweler who made ring for Tesla creator Elon Musk gets locked inside his vehicle. $35,000 Tesla Model 3 gets even harder to buy. Ridgefield town official admits "a poor decision was made" after gasoline was used to set a baseball field on fire to "dry" it more quickly. A listener clarifies how the Google Voice service works. A caller who wants to set a computer up for online banking looks for system requirements. We recommend using an 8th generation Core i5 processor. We also discuss battery life and using a VPN service for this purpose. A listener wants to stream an audio signal from a band to the sound systems in two separate buildings. Another listener suggests using an audio over CAT6 Ethernet interface for this purpose. A listener asks if ProtonMail secure e-mail can be used to send unencrypted e-mail, plus we discuss the ProtonVPN service to surf the Internet more securely and privately.
4/13/201937 minutes, 15 seconds
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Computer Talk: Facebook's Latest Lack of Security (4/6/19) - Part 1

Erik and Bob take your questions. New Marvel "Avengers" movie is a three hour bladder buster. Facebook asking people to use e-mail passwords as a second authentication factor shows appalling lack of security. Volkswagen I.D. R hits racetrack in Spain. Students' iPhone scam reportedly takes Apple for $900,000. A listener with a new Mac computer wonders if it should need software updates "out of the box." He also wonders if it is normal for the computer to "freeze" when new, and if the computer needs to be returned. Another caller asks what sort of maintenance needs to be run on computers running Windows 10 and if the disk needs to be proactively checked for errors. A caller asks our opinion about taxes on purchases made on-line. A caller asks for help in reinstalling Windows 10 on an older laptop which originally had Windows 7 installed. A self-employed accountant looks for a solution to connect multiple monitors to his laptop with a port replicator. After fleeing New York, Amazon gets a warmer welcome for its second headquarters in Virginia. A caller looks for a way to save his e-mails and pictures without using the Edge web browser. We give information on how to set Google Chrome the default web browser. We also give information on how to increase the amount of storage space used to save restore points using system restore. A caller tries to troubleshoot why his wireless connection is not working on his desktop computer.
4/6/201940 minutes, 27 seconds
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Computer Talk: Erik 'Cuts The Cord' (3/23/19) - Part 1

Erik and Bob take your questions. Erik finally "cuts the cord" and drops his expensive cable television service. He shares his cord-cutting experience with us. T-Mobile starts testing wireless home Internet service. Some Medtronics implantable heart defibrillators found to be vulnerable to hacking. A listener wants to know how safe it is to import data into his tax software by using the log-in password from his investment accounts. A Florida listener talks about his cord cutting experience using wireless cellular service for streaming media. A user transferring data to a new computer has problems transferring data due to file "permissions" issues. A Direct TV user discusses his cord cutting experience and use of YouTube TV. A caller who is purchasing an outdoor "trail camera" seeks advice on purchasing an SD card reader.
3/23/201938 minutes, 37 seconds
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Computer Talk: Erik 'Cuts The Cord' (3/23/19)