The Ask Leo! Podcast https://askleo.com Audio versions of new articles as they’re posted on http://askleo.com Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:56:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 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 Has a Hacker Really Hacked My Email Account? https://askleo.com/has-a-hacker-really-hacked-my-email-account/ Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:00:18 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=65875 https://askleo.com/has-a-hacker-really-hacked-my-email-account/#respond https://askleo.com/has-a-hacker-really-hacked-my-email-account/feed/ 0 <p>A scam claims your email account has been hacked, possibly even including a password you've used. Don't be fooled.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/has-a-hacker-really-hacked-my-email-account/">Has a Hacker Really Hacked My Email Account?</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 scam claims your email account has been hacked, possibly even including a password you've used. Don't be fooled. A scam claims your email account has been hacked, possibly even including a password you've used. Don't be fooled. Leo A. Notenboom clean 7:52 Why Can’t I Undelete these Files? https://askleo.com/why-cant-i-undelete-these-files/ Fri, 09 Nov 2018 16:00:40 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/why_cant_i_undelete_these_files.html https://askleo.com/why-cant-i-undelete-these-files/#comments https://askleo.com/why-cant-i-undelete-these-files/feed/ 14 <p>Deleting a file doesn't necessarily remove the data from disk. It then becomes a race to recover it before it's overwritten by something else.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/why-cant-i-undelete-these-files/">Why Can’t I Undelete these Files?</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> Deleting a file doesn't necessarily remove the data from disk. It then becomes a race to recover it before it's overwritten by something else. Deleting a file doesn't necessarily remove the data from disk. It then becomes a race to recover it before it's overwritten by something else. Leo A. Notenboom clean 6:06 What’s the Difference between a Hub, a Switch, and a Router? https://askleo.com/whats_the_difference_between_a_hub_a_switch_and_a_router/ Thu, 08 Nov 2018 16:00:10 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/whats_the_difference_between_a_hub_a_switch_and_a_router.html https://askleo.com/whats_the_difference_between_a_hub_a_switch_and_a_router/#comments https://askleo.com/whats_the_difference_between_a_hub_a_switch_and_a_router/feed/ 386 <p>Hubs, switches, and routers are all computer networking devices with varying capabilities. Unfortunately, the terms are often misused.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/whats_the_difference_between_a_hub_a_switch_and_a_router/">What’s the Difference between a Hub, a Switch, and a Router?</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> Hubs, switches, and routers are all computer networking devices with varying capabilities. Unfortunately, the terms are often misused. Hubs, switches, and routers are all computer networking devices with varying capabilities. Unfortunately, the terms are often misused. Leo A. Notenboom clean 6:39 How Can I Use a Password Manager for My Security Questions? https://askleo.com/how-can-i-use-a-password-manager-for-my-security-questions/ Wed, 07 Nov 2018 16:00:43 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=65608 https://askleo.com/how-can-i-use-a-password-manager-for-my-security-questions/#comments https://askleo.com/how-can-i-use-a-password-manager-for-my-security-questions/feed/ 11 <p>Password vaults are good at keeping track of passwords, but not answers to security questions. There is a technique you can use to help.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/how-can-i-use-a-password-manager-for-my-security-questions/">How Can I Use a Password Manager for My Security Questions?</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 vaults are good at keeping track of passwords, but not answers to security questions. There is a technique you can use to help. Password vaults are good at keeping track of passwords, but not answers to security questions. There is a technique you can use to help. Leo A. Notenboom clean 5:11 Don’t Lose Your Phone: Here’s What Can Happen (and How to Prepare) https://askleo.com/dont-lose-your-phone-heres-what-can-happen-and-how-to-prepare/ Fri, 02 Nov 2018 15:00:44 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=65409 https://askleo.com/dont-lose-your-phone-heres-what-can-happen-and-how-to-prepare/#comments https://askleo.com/dont-lose-your-phone-heres-what-can-happen-and-how-to-prepare/feed/ 19 <p>Given how much we've come to rely on them, are you prepared to lose your mobile device?</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/dont-lose-your-phone-heres-what-can-happen-and-how-to-prepare/">Don’t Lose Your Phone: Here’s What Can Happen (and How to Prepare)</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> Given how much we've come to rely on them, are you prepared to lose your mobile device? Given how much we've come to rely on them, are you prepared to lose your mobile device? Leo A. Notenboom clean 11:03 I Have Two Facebook Accounts, How Do I Delete Just One of Them? https://askleo.com/i-have-two-facebook-accounts-how-do-i-delete-just-one-of-them/ Thu, 01 Nov 2018 15:00:13 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/i_have_two_facebook_accounts_how_do_i_delete_one_of_them.html https://askleo.com/i-have-two-facebook-accounts-how-do-i-delete-just-one-of-them/#comments https://askleo.com/i-have-two-facebook-accounts-how-do-i-delete-just-one-of-them/feed/ 2 <p>Facebook identifies your account through your email address. Deleting one account won't delete the other.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/i-have-two-facebook-accounts-how-do-i-delete-just-one-of-them/">I Have Two Facebook Accounts, How Do I Delete Just One of Them?</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 your account through your email address. Deleting one account won't delete the other. Facebook identifies your account through your email address. Deleting one account won't delete the other. Leo A. Notenboom clean 3:35 How Do I Change the Default Mail Program in Windows? https://askleo.com/how_do_i_change_the_mailto_or_default_mail_program/ Wed, 31 Oct 2018 15:00:06 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_change_the_mailto_or_default_mail_program.html https://askleo.com/how_do_i_change_the_mailto_or_default_mail_program/#comments https://askleo.com/how_do_i_change_the_mailto_or_default_mail_program/feed/ 99 <p>The default mail program is used to send email at the request of other programs on your computer or links on web page. If you use a web interface, however, things get tricky.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/how_do_i_change_the_mailto_or_default_mail_program/">How Do I Change the Default Mail Program in Windows?</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 default mail program is used to send email at the request of other programs on your computer or links on web page. If you use a web interface, however, things get tricky. The default mail program is used to send email at the request of other programs on your computer or links on web page. If you use a web interface, however, things get tricky. Leo A. Notenboom clean 7:25 This Doesn’t Need to Happen https://askleo.com/doesnt-need-happen/ Mon, 29 Oct 2018 15:00:42 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=30820 https://askleo.com/doesnt-need-happen/#comments https://askleo.com/doesnt-need-happen/feed/ 31 <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 Where Do Facebook Friend Suggestions Come From? https://askleo.com/where-do-facebook-friend-suggestions-come-from/ Fri, 26 Oct 2018 15:00:59 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/where_do_facebook_friend_suggestions_come_from.html https://askleo.com/where-do-facebook-friend-suggestions-come-from/#comments https://askleo.com/where-do-facebook-friend-suggestions-come-from/feed/ 33 <p>Facebook invitations often include suggestions of other people you might know. I'll look at where they might come from and whether they are a concern.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/where-do-facebook-friend-suggestions-come-from/">Where Do Facebook Friend Suggestions 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> Facebook invitations often include suggestions of other people you might know. I'll look at where they might come from and whether they are a concern. Facebook invitations often include suggestions of other people you might know. I'll look at where they might come from and whether they are a concern. Leo A. Notenboom clean 5:50 What are the Internet’s Rules about Free Speech? https://askleo.com/what-are-the-internets-rules-about-free-speech/ Thu, 25 Oct 2018 15:00:14 +0000 http://askleo.com/?p=10916 https://askleo.com/what-are-the-internets-rules-about-free-speech/#comments https://askleo.com/what-are-the-internets-rules-about-free-speech/feed/ 34 <p>Often, when people find their posts or comments removed or altered from websites they visit, they're quick to claim their right to free speech has been violated. That's rarely the case.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/what-are-the-internets-rules-about-free-speech/">What are the Internet’s Rules about Free Speech?</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> Often, when people find their posts or comments removed or altered from websites they visit, they're quick to claim their right to free speech has been violated. That's rarely the case. Often, when people find their posts or comments removed or altered from websites they visit, they're quick to claim their right to free speech has been violated. That's rarely the case. Leo A. Notenboom clean 9:15