The Ask Leo! Podcast https://askleo.com Audio versions of new articles as they’re posted on http://askleo.com Mon, 21 May 2018 19:19:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 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 Why Does My Microsoft Word Document Display Differently on Different Computers? https://askleo.com/why_does_my_microsoft_word_document_display_differently_on_different_computers/ Fri, 18 May 2018 15:00:25 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/why_does_my_microsoft_word_document_display_differently_on_different_computers.html https://askleo.com/why_does_my_microsoft_word_document_display_differently_on_different_computers/#comments https://askleo.com/why_does_my_microsoft_word_document_display_differently_on_different_computers/feed/ 38 <p>Microsoft Word documents display differently on different systems because of differences between the systems. Getting Microsoft Word documents to display identically typically means processing them into something else.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/why_does_my_microsoft_word_document_display_differently_on_different_computers/">Why Does My Microsoft Word Document Display Differently on Different Computers?</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> Microsoft Word documents display differently on different systems because of differences between the systems. Getting Microsoft Word documents to display identically typically means processing them into something else. Microsoft Word documents display differently on different systems because of differences between the systems. Getting Microsoft Word documents to display identically typically means processing them into something else. Leo A. Notenboom clean 3:55 How to Tell if Your Email, Computer, or Facebook Has Been Hacked https://askleo.com/how-to-tell-if-your-email-computer-or-facebook-has-been-hacked/ Thu, 17 May 2018 15:00:31 +0000 http://askleo.com/?p=3414 https://askleo.com/how-to-tell-if-your-email-computer-or-facebook-has-been-hacked/#comments https://askleo.com/how-to-tell-if-your-email-computer-or-facebook-has-been-hacked/feed/ 103 <p>Unless a password's been changed, it's difficult for a typical user to tell if their computer or account is being hacked. </p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/how-to-tell-if-your-email-computer-or-facebook-has-been-hacked/">How to Tell if Your Email, Computer, or Facebook Has Been Hacked</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> Unless a password's been changed, it's difficult for a typical user to tell if their computer or account is being hacked. Unless a password's been changed, it's difficult for a typical user to tell if their computer or account is being hacked. Leo A. Notenboom clean 4:55 Fixing Windows 7 Boot Problems https://askleo.com/fixing-windows-7-boot-problems/ Wed, 16 May 2018 15:00:58 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=42993 https://askleo.com/fixing-windows-7-boot-problems/#comments https://askleo.com/fixing-windows-7-boot-problems/feed/ 3 <p>Your Windows 7 Setup disc can help you repair many types of boot problems.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/fixing-windows-7-boot-problems/">Fixing Windows 7 Boot Problems</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> Your Windows 7 Setup disc can help you repair many types of boot problems. Your Windows 7 Setup disc can help you repair many types of boot problems. Leo A. Notenboom clean 4:36 How Could My Bank Account Have Been Hacked if I Have Good Security? https://askleo.com/bank-account-hacked-good-security/ Fri, 11 May 2018 15:00:23 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=42906 https://askleo.com/bank-account-hacked-good-security/#comments https://askleo.com/bank-account-hacked-good-security/feed/ 15 <p>Even with seemingly appropriate security in place, things can happen. I'll review what things, and the additional steps you can take to protect yourself.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/bank-account-hacked-good-security/">How Could My Bank Account Have Been Hacked if I Have Good Security?</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> Even with seemingly appropriate security in place, things can happen. I'll review what things, and the additional steps you can take to protect yourself. Even with seemingly appropriate security in place, things can happen. I'll review what things, and the additional steps you can take to protect yourself. Leo A. Notenboom clean 8:04 How Do I Choose a Good Password? https://askleo.com/how_do_i_choose_a_good_password/ Thu, 10 May 2018 15:00:53 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_choose_a_good_password.html https://askleo.com/how_do_i_choose_a_good_password/#comments https://askleo.com/how_do_i_choose_a_good_password/feed/ 72 <p>Password security has never been more important. With occasional security breaches at service providers and rampant email account theft, make sure you're choosing and using secure passwords.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/how_do_i_choose_a_good_password/">How Do I Choose a Good Password?</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> Password security has never been more important. With occasional security breaches at service providers and rampant email account theft, make sure you're choosing and using secure passwords. Password security has never been more important. With occasional security breaches at service providers and rampant email account theft, make sure you're choosing and using secure passwords. Leo A. Notenboom clean 16:40 What’s the Difference Between a Router, a Wireless Router, and a Wireless Access Point? https://askleo.com/whats_the_difference_between_a_router_a_wireless_router_and_a_wireless_access_point/ Wed, 09 May 2018 15:00:00 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/whats_the_difference_between_a_router_a_wireless_router_and_a_wireless_access_point.html https://askleo.com/whats_the_difference_between_a_router_a_wireless_router_and_a_wireless_access_point/#comments https://askleo.com/whats_the_difference_between_a_router_a_wireless_router_and_a_wireless_access_point/feed/ 21 <p>Terminology around routers and access points can be quite confusing. I'll describe each, how they relate, and why the differences matter.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/whats_the_difference_between_a_router_a_wireless_router_and_a_wireless_access_point/">What’s the Difference Between a Router, a Wireless Router, and a Wireless Access Point?</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> Terminology around routers and access points can be quite confusing. I'll describe each, how they relate, and why the differences matter. Terminology around routers and access points can be quite confusing. I'll describe each, how they relate, and why the differences matter. Leo A. Notenboom clean 4:04 Why Did Deleting a Desktop Icon Delete the Program? https://askleo.com/deleting-desktop-icon-delete-program/ Fri, 04 May 2018 15:00:12 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=42528 https://askleo.com/deleting-desktop-icon-delete-program/#comments https://askleo.com/deleting-desktop-icon-delete-program/feed/ 8 <p>The Windows desktop was intended to hold shortcuts to files located elsewhere, but it's not limited to that.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/deleting-desktop-icon-delete-program/">Why Did Deleting a Desktop Icon Delete the 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> The Windows desktop was intended to hold shortcuts to files located elsewhere, but it's not limited to that. The Windows desktop was intended to hold shortcuts to files located elsewhere, but it's not limited to that. Leo A. Notenboom clean 5:26 Why Can’t You Give a Straight Answer? https://askleo.com/cant-give-straight-answer/ Thu, 03 May 2018 15:00:23 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/why_cant_you_give_a_straight_answer.html https://askleo.com/cant-give-straight-answer/#comments https://askleo.com/cant-give-straight-answer/feed/ 11 <p>I can't always give a straight answer, mostly because every computer is unique. My most common answer? "It depends."</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/cant-give-straight-answer/">Why Can’t You Give a Straight Answer?</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> I can't always give a straight answer, mostly because every computer is unique. My most common answer? "It depends." I can't always give a straight answer, mostly because every computer is unique. My most common answer? "It depends." Leo A. Notenboom clean 4:48 Download Your Facebook and Google Data https://askleo.com/download-facebook-google-data/ Wed, 02 May 2018 15:00:46 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=42464 https://askleo.com/download-facebook-google-data/#comments https://askleo.com/download-facebook-google-data/feed/ 6 <p>It's a worthwhile exercise to download the data made available by Google and Facebook, if only to realize exactly what information is being kept.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/download-facebook-google-data/">Download Your Facebook and Google Data</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 a worthwhile exercise to download the data made available by Google and Facebook, if only to realize exactly what information is being kept. It's a worthwhile exercise to download the data made available by Google and Facebook, if only to realize exactly what information is being kept. Leo A. Notenboom clean 7:56 I Think I’ve Been “Phished”, What Should I Do? https://askleo.com/i_think_ive_been_phished_what_should_i_do/ Fri, 27 Apr 2018 15:00:16 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/i_think_ive_been_phished_what_should_i_do.html https://askleo.com/i_think_ive_been_phished_what_should_i_do/#comments https://askleo.com/i_think_ive_been_phished_what_should_i_do/feed/ 20 <p>Phishing is epidemic. Legitimate-looking emails asking for sensitive information are often bogus. Phishing is on the rise, and you need to be aware.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/i_think_ive_been_phished_what_should_i_do/">I Think I’ve Been “Phished”, What Should I Do?</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> Phishing is epidemic. Legitimate-looking emails asking for sensitive information are often bogus. Phishing is on the rise, and you need to be aware. Phishing is epidemic. Legitimate-looking emails asking for sensitive information are often bogus. Phishing is on the rise, and you need to be aware. Leo A. Notenboom clean 6:51