The Ask Leo! Podcast https://askleo.com Audio versions of new articles as they’re posted on http://askleo.com Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:00:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9 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 Use OneNote for Basic OCR https://askleo.com/use-onenote-basic-ocr/ Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:00:24 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=30714 https://askleo.com/use-onenote-basic-ocr/#comments https://askleo.com/use-onenote-basic-ocr/feed/ 1 <p>If you have OneNote, you already have basic OCR capability on your computer.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/use-onenote-basic-ocr/">Use OneNote for Basic OCR</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 have OneNote, you already have basic OCR capability on your computer. If you have OneNote, you already have basic OCR capability on your computer. Leo A. Notenboom clean 5:25 Is it OK to Use this Random Wireless Network I Just Found? https://askleo.com/ok-use-random-wireless-network-just-found/ Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:00:17 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/is_it_ok_to_use_this_random_wireless_network_that_i_just_found.html https://askleo.com/ok-use-random-wireless-network-just-found/#comments https://askleo.com/ok-use-random-wireless-network-just-found/feed/ 8 <p>When scanning for wireless connections, you may find several that are unknown, yet appear open and available. Using them is risky. Very risky.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/ok-use-random-wireless-network-just-found/">Is it OK to Use this Random Wireless Network I Just Found?</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> When scanning for wireless connections, you may find several that are unknown, yet appear open and available. Using them is risky. Very risky. When scanning for wireless connections, you may find several that are unknown, yet appear open and available. Using them is risky. Very risky. Leo A. Notenboom clean 6:34 Where Do Cookies Come From? https://askleo.com/where-do-cookies-come-from/ Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:00:00 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/where_do_all_these_cookies_come_from.html https://askleo.com/where-do-cookies-come-from/#comments https://askleo.com/where-do-cookies-come-from/feed/ 8 <p>Cookies are a fact of life when browsing the web. But if you look at the cookies stored on your machine, you might be surprised how many there are.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/where-do-cookies-come-from/">Where Do Cookies Come From?</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> Cookies are a fact of life when browsing the web. But if you look at the cookies stored on your machine, you might be surprised how many there are. Cookies are a fact of life when browsing the web. But if you look at the cookies stored on your machine, you might be surprised how many there are. Leo A. Notenboom clean 4:56 This Doesn’t Need to Happen https://askleo.com/doesnt-need-happen/ Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:00:42 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=30820 https://askleo.com/doesnt-need-happen/#comments https://askleo.com/doesnt-need-happen/feed/ 18 <p>Another day, another story of data loss. The frustrating thing is that it doesn't have to happen.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/doesnt-need-happen/">This Doesn’t Need to Happen</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> Another day, another story of data loss. The frustrating thing is that it doesn't have to happen. Another day, another story of data loss. The frustrating thing is that it doesn't have to happen. Leo A. Notenboom clean 6:52 Does a Login Page on an Open Wi-Fi Hotspot Mean it’s a Secure Connection? https://askleo.com/does-a-login-page-on-open-wifi-mean-its-a-secure-connection/ Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:00:47 +0000 http://askleo.com/?p=16526 https://askleo.com/does-a-login-page-on-open-wifi-mean-its-a-secure-connection/#comments https://askleo.com/does-a-login-page-on-open-wifi-mean-its-a-secure-connection/feed/ 7 <p>If you connect without a password to an open Wi-Fi hotspot and can see anything at all, it's not a secure connection.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/does-a-login-page-on-open-wifi-mean-its-a-secure-connection/">Does a Login Page on an Open Wi-Fi Hotspot Mean it’s a Secure Connection?</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 connect without a password to an open Wi-Fi hotspot and can see anything at all, it's not a secure connection. If you connect without a password to an open Wi-Fi hotspot and can see anything at all, it's not a secure connection. Leo A. Notenboom clean 3:55 How Do I Get an Email Address for Life? https://askleo.com/get-email-address-life/ Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:00:41 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=30699 https://askleo.com/get-email-address-life/#comments https://askleo.com/get-email-address-life/feed/ 17 <p>Want an email address that won't have to change for a long time? There's really only one approach that's completely in your control.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/get-email-address-life/">How Do I Get an Email Address for Life?</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> Want an email address that won't have to change for a long time? There's really only one approach that's completely in your control. Want an email address that won't have to change for a long time? There's really only one approach that's completely in your control. Leo A. Notenboom clean 8:03 What’s This New “People” Icon in My Taskbar? https://askleo.com/whats-new-people-icon-taskbar/ Thu, 09 Nov 2017 16:00:20 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=30633 https://askleo.com/whats-new-people-icon-taskbar/#comments https://askleo.com/whats-new-people-icon-taskbar/feed/ 2 <p>A new icon has appeared on the Windows 10 taskbar. I'll review what it is and how to make it go away.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/whats-new-people-icon-taskbar/">What’s This New “People” Icon in My Taskbar?</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 new icon has appeared on the Windows 10 taskbar. I'll review what it is and how to make it go away. A new icon has appeared on the Windows 10 taskbar. I'll review what it is and how to make it go away. Leo A. Notenboom clean 4:13 Answering “How do you want to open this file?” https://askleo.com/answering-want-open-file/ Wed, 08 Nov 2017 16:00:02 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=30600 https://askleo.com/answering-want-open-file/#comments https://askleo.com/answering-want-open-file/feed/ 13 <p>Deciding how you want to open a file depends on knowing what the file contains and knowing what program will understand that.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/answering-want-open-file/">Answering “How do you want to open this file?”</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> Deciding how you want to open a file depends on knowing what the file contains and knowing what program will understand that. Deciding how you want to open a file depends on knowing what the file contains and knowing what program will understand that. Leo A. Notenboom clean 7:49 Can I Leave a Laptop Running All the Time? https://askleo.com/can-leave-laptop-running-time/ Fri, 03 Nov 2017 15:00:03 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=30552 https://askleo.com/can-leave-laptop-running-time/#comments https://askleo.com/can-leave-laptop-running-time/feed/ 18 <p>Leaving a laptop running all the time boils down to two things: your convenience and a decision.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/can-leave-laptop-running-time/">Can I Leave a Laptop Running All the Time?</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> Leaving a laptop running all the time boils down to two things: your convenience and a decision. Leaving a laptop running all the time boils down to two things: your convenience and a decision. Leo A. Notenboom clean 4:51 What Information Should I Provide When Asking for Help? https://askleo.com/information-provide-asking-help/ Thu, 02 Nov 2017 15:00:56 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=30545 https://askleo.com/information-provide-asking-help/#comments https://askleo.com/information-provide-asking-help/feed/ 12 <p>When you ask someone for help, stack the deck in your favor by painting a clear picture of the problem you're experiencing.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/information-provide-asking-help/">What Information Should I Provide When Asking for Help?</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> When you ask someone for help, stack the deck in your favor by painting a clear picture of the problem you're experiencing. When you ask someone for help, stack the deck in your favor by painting a clear picture of the problem you're experiencing. Leo A. Notenboom clean 8:43