The Ask Leo! Podcast https://askleo.com Audio versions of new articles as they’re posted on http://askleo.com Mon, 23 Jul 2018 15:17:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 I help people use technology more effectively by writing books and answering their questions at Ask Leo!. The Ask Leo! podcast is an audio-only version of the questions asked at Ask Leo! and their published answers. Ask your questions at askleo.com Leo A. Notenboom clean Leo A. Notenboom apl@notenboom.org apl@notenboom.org (Leo A. Notenboom) Copyright Ask Leo! Tech Questions? Get Answers! The Ask Leo! Podcast https://img.askleomedia.com/2014/itunes.jpg https://askleo.com TV-G Woodinville, Washington 4 per week Is it Safe to Install a Higher Wattage Power Supply in My Computer? https://askleo.com/is-it-safe-to-install-a-higher-wattage-power-supply-in-my-computer/ Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:00:43 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/is_it_safe_to_install_a_higher_wattage_power_supply_in_my_computer.html https://askleo.com/is-it-safe-to-install-a-higher-wattage-power-supply-in-my-computer/#comments https://askleo.com/is-it-safe-to-install-a-higher-wattage-power-supply-in-my-computer/feed/ 16 <p>Replacing a power supply is common solution to some problems. Making sure you have the right wattage power supply is important... and bigger doesn't hurt.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/is-it-safe-to-install-a-higher-wattage-power-supply-in-my-computer/">Is it Safe to Install a Higher Wattage Power Supply in My Computer?</a> from <a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com">Ask Leo!</a>.<br /> Get the newsletter: <a href="https://newsletter.askleo.com">https://newsletter.askleo.com</a></p> Replacing a power supply is common solution to some problems. Making sure you have the right wattage power supply is important... and bigger doesn't hurt. Replacing a power supply is common solution to some problems. Making sure you have the right wattage power supply is important... and bigger doesn't hurt. Leo A. Notenboom clean 5:23 The First Eight Things to Do with Your New Computer https://askleo.com/the_first_eight_things_to_do_with_your_new_computer/ Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:00:18 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/the_first_8_things_you_should_do_with_your_new_computer.html https://askleo.com/the_first_eight_things_to_do_with_your_new_computer/#comments https://askleo.com/the_first_eight_things_to_do_with_your_new_computer/feed/ 29 <p>Taking a few steps immediately after you unbox your new computer can save you a lot of time, effort, and data loss later. </p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/the_first_eight_things_to_do_with_your_new_computer/">The First Eight Things to Do with Your New Computer</a> from <a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com">Ask Leo!</a>.<br /> Get the newsletter: <a href="https://newsletter.askleo.com">https://newsletter.askleo.com</a></p> Taking a few steps immediately after you unbox your new computer can save you a lot of time, effort, and data loss later. Taking a few steps immediately after you unbox your new computer can save you a lot of time, effort, and data loss later. Leo A. Notenboom clean 7:11 Why Do Things Disappear from the Clipboard When I Close a Program? https://askleo.com/why-do-things-disappear-from-the-clipboard-when-i-close-a-program/ Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:00:18 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=59842 https://askleo.com/why-do-things-disappear-from-the-clipboard-when-i-close-a-program/#comments https://askleo.com/why-do-things-disappear-from-the-clipboard-when-i-close-a-program/feed/ 7 <p>Sometimes the clipboard behaves mysteriously. Let's look at why.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/why-do-things-disappear-from-the-clipboard-when-i-close-a-program/">Why Do Things Disappear from the Clipboard When I Close a Program?</a> from <a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com">Ask Leo!</a>.<br /> Get the newsletter: <a href="https://newsletter.askleo.com">https://newsletter.askleo.com</a></p> Sometimes the clipboard behaves mysteriously. Let's look at why. Sometimes the clipboard behaves mysteriously. Let's look at why. Leo A. Notenboom clean 8:27 Should I Cover Up My Webcam When I’m Not Using It? https://askleo.com/should-i-cover-up-my-webcam-when-im-not-using-it/ Fri, 13 Jul 2018 15:00:29 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=48444 https://askleo.com/should-i-cover-up-my-webcam-when-im-not-using-it/#comments https://askleo.com/should-i-cover-up-my-webcam-when-im-not-using-it/feed/ 17 <p>There's nothing wrong with covering your camera, but it's probably not worth the effort.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/should-i-cover-up-my-webcam-when-im-not-using-it/">Should I Cover Up My Webcam When I’m Not Using It?</a> from <a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com">Ask Leo!</a>.<br /> Get the newsletter: <a href="https://newsletter.askleo.com">https://newsletter.askleo.com</a></p> There's nothing wrong with covering your camera, but it's probably not worth the effort. There's nothing wrong with covering your camera, but it's probably not worth the effort. Leo A. Notenboom clean 3:44 How Do I Create a Bootable USB Thumb Drive from an ISO? https://askleo.com/how-do-i-create-a-bootable-usb-thumb_drive-from-an-iso/ Thu, 12 Jul 2018 15:00:14 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=48407 https://askleo.com/how-do-i-create-a-bootable-usb-thumb_drive-from-an-iso/#comments https://askleo.com/how-do-i-create-a-bootable-usb-thumb_drive-from-an-iso/feed/ 11 <p>If you don't have a CD or DVD drive, you may be able to turn that ISO image into a bootable USB thumb drive.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/how-do-i-create-a-bootable-usb-thumb_drive-from-an-iso/">How Do I Create a Bootable USB Thumb Drive from an ISO?</a> from <a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com">Ask Leo!</a>.<br /> Get the newsletter: <a href="https://newsletter.askleo.com">https://newsletter.askleo.com</a></p> If you don't have a CD or DVD drive, you may be able to turn that ISO image into a bootable USB thumb drive. If you don't have a CD or DVD drive, you may be able to turn that ISO image into a bootable USB thumb drive. Leo A. Notenboom clean 2:30 Can My ISP See What I’m Doing If I Use a Virtual Machine (VM)? https://askleo.com/can-my-isp-see-what-im-doing-if-i-use-a-virtual-machine-vm/ Wed, 11 Jul 2018 15:00:19 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=48391 https://askleo.com/can-my-isp-see-what-im-doing-if-i-use-a-virtual-machine-vm/#comments https://askleo.com/can-my-isp-see-what-im-doing-if-i-use-a-virtual-machine-vm/feed/ 17 <p>A VM doesn't get you any additional privacy from your ISP... although it might be a convenience as part of a more complete solution.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/can-my-isp-see-what-im-doing-if-i-use-a-virtual-machine-vm/">Can My ISP See What I’m Doing If I Use a Virtual Machine (VM)?</a> from <a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com">Ask Leo!</a>.<br /> Get the newsletter: <a href="https://newsletter.askleo.com">https://newsletter.askleo.com</a></p> A VM doesn't get you any additional privacy from your ISP... although it might be a convenience as part of a more complete solution. A VM doesn't get you any additional privacy from your ISP... although it might be a convenience as part of a more complete solution. Leo A. Notenboom clean 5:42 Where’s My Disk Space Going? https://askleo.com/wheres_my_disk_space_going/ Fri, 06 Jul 2018 15:00:00 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/wheres_my_disk_space_going.html https://askleo.com/wheres_my_disk_space_going/#comments https://askleo.com/wheres_my_disk_space_going/feed/ 111 <p>It's not uncommon to run out of disk space. A free utility can show where your disk space is going so you can determine what steps to take.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/wheres_my_disk_space_going/">Where’s My Disk Space Going?</a> from <a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com">Ask Leo!</a>.<br /> Get the newsletter: <a href="https://newsletter.askleo.com">https://newsletter.askleo.com</a></p> It's not uncommon to run out of disk space. A free utility can show where your disk space is going so you can determine what steps to take. It's not uncommon to run out of disk space. A free utility can show where your disk space is going so you can determine what steps to take. Leo A. Notenboom clean 4:47 Could Someone Set Up a Facebook Account in My Name? https://askleo.com/could-someone-set-up-a-facebook-account-in-my-name/ Thu, 05 Jul 2018 15:00:28 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/could_someone_set_up_a_facebook_in_my_name.html https://askleo.com/could-someone-set-up-a-facebook-account-in-my-name/#comments https://askleo.com/could-someone-set-up-a-facebook-account-in-my-name/feed/ 12 <p>Facebook identifies accounts with an email address, and tries to collect email addresses of friends. That can lead to fake accounts and unwanted invitations. </p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/could-someone-set-up-a-facebook-account-in-my-name/">Could Someone Set Up a Facebook Account in My Name?</a> from <a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com">Ask Leo!</a>.<br /> Get the newsletter: <a href="https://newsletter.askleo.com">https://newsletter.askleo.com</a></p> Facebook identifies accounts with an email address, and tries to collect email addresses of friends. That can lead to fake accounts and unwanted invitations. Facebook identifies accounts with an email address, and tries to collect email addresses of friends. That can lead to fake accounts and unwanted invitations. Leo A. Notenboom clean 6:13 How Does Bitcoin Mining Work? https://askleo.com/how-does-bitcoin-mining-work/ Wed, 04 Jul 2018 15:00:40 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=47790 https://askleo.com/how-does-bitcoin-mining-work/#comments https://askleo.com/how-does-bitcoin-mining-work/feed/ 29 <p>What does it mean to mine something that doesn't physically exist? And why might it use so much electricity?</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/how-does-bitcoin-mining-work/">How Does Bitcoin Mining Work?</a> from <a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com">Ask Leo!</a>.<br /> Get the newsletter: <a href="https://newsletter.askleo.com">https://newsletter.askleo.com</a></p> What does it mean to mine something that doesn't physically exist? And why might it use so much electricity? What does it mean to mine something that doesn't physically exist? And why might it use so much electricity? Leo A. Notenboom clean 6:56 Where’s the Recycle Bin on My USB Drive? https://askleo.com/wheres-the-recycle-bin-on-my-usb-drive/ Fri, 29 Jun 2018 15:00:47 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/wheres_the_recycle_bin_on_my_usb_drive.html https://askleo.com/wheres-the-recycle-bin-on-my-usb-drive/#comments https://askleo.com/wheres-the-recycle-bin-on-my-usb-drive/feed/ 16 <p>Relying on a Recycle Bin can be a costly mistake, particularly when USB and other removable drives may or may not even have one.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/wheres-the-recycle-bin-on-my-usb-drive/">Where’s the Recycle Bin on My USB Drive?</a> from <a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com">Ask Leo!</a>.<br /> Get the newsletter: <a href="https://newsletter.askleo.com">https://newsletter.askleo.com</a></p> Relying on a Recycle Bin can be a costly mistake, particularly when USB and other removable drives may or may not even have one. Relying on a Recycle Bin can be a costly mistake, particularly when USB and other removable drives may or may not even have one. Leo A. Notenboom clean 4:45