The Ask Leo! Podcast https://askleo.com Audio versions of new articles as they’re posted on http://askleo.com Tue, 21 Jan 2020 15:00:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 https://askleo.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/cropped-logo2019square-32x32.png The Ask Leo! Podcast https://askleo.com 32 32 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 What Are My Hotmail and Outlook.com Account Recovery Options? https://askleo.com/what-are-my-hotmail-and-outlook-com-account-recovery-options/ Mon, 20 Jan 2020 16:00:52 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/what_are_my_lost_hotmail_account_and_password_recovery_options.html https://askleo.com/what-are-my-hotmail-and-outlook-com-account-recovery-options/#comments https://askleo.com/what-are-my-hotmail-and-outlook-com-account-recovery-options/feed/ 44 <p>Outlook.com, Hotmail, and Microsoft account compromise and loss happens. How to get your account back varies based on just what was stolen. I'll review different scenarios.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/what-are-my-hotmail-and-outlook-com-account-recovery-options/">What Are My Hotmail and Outlook.com Account Recovery Options?</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> Outlook.com, Hotmail, and Microsoft account compromise and loss happens. How to get your account back varies based on just what was stolen. I'll review different scenarios. Outlook.com, Hotmail, and Microsoft account compromise and loss happens. How to get your account back varies based on just what was stolen. I'll review different scenarios. Leo A. Notenboom clean 9:01 How To Keep Using Windows 7 Safely After Support Ends https://askleo.com/how-to-keep-using-windows-7-safely-after-support-ends/ Sat, 18 Jan 2020 16:00:51 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=84512 https://askleo.com/how-to-keep-using-windows-7-safely-after-support-ends/#comments https://askleo.com/how-to-keep-using-windows-7-safely-after-support-ends/feed/ 79 <p>Yes, it'll be possible to keep using Windows 7 after it's no longer supported. However, doing so safely will depend on you.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/how-to-keep-using-windows-7-safely-after-support-ends/">How To Keep Using Windows 7 Safely After Support Ends</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> Yes, it'll be possible to keep using Windows 7 after it's no longer supported. However, doing so safely will depend on you. Yes, it'll be possible to keep using Windows 7 after it's no longer supported. However, doing so safely will depend on you. Leo A. Notenboom clean 4:17 How Do I Restore a Backup Image to a Smaller Drive? https://askleo.com/restore-to-a-smaller-drive/ Fri, 17 Jan 2020 16:00:04 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_restore_a_backup_to_a_smaller_hard_drive.html https://askleo.com/restore-to-a-smaller-drive/#comments https://askleo.com/restore-to-a-smaller-drive/feed/ 5 <p>Restoring to a smaller drive is often difficult. I'll list the steps necessary to get the job done.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/restore-to-a-smaller-drive/">How Do I Restore a Backup Image to a Smaller 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> Restoring to a smaller drive is often difficult. I'll list the steps necessary to get the job done. Restoring to a smaller drive is often difficult. I'll list the steps necessary to get the job done. Leo A. Notenboom clean 5:03 Why Are There No Objective Review Sites? https://askleo.com/why-are-there-no-objective-review-sites/ Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:08:23 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=108973 https://askleo.com/why-are-there-no-objective-review-sites/#comments https://askleo.com/why-are-there-no-objective-review-sites/feed/ 5 <p>Looking for objective reviews isn't a spectator sport. I'll look at why this is a complex question.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/why-are-there-no-objective-review-sites/">Why Are There No Objective Review Sites?</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> Looking for objective reviews isn't a spectator sport. I'll look at why this is a complex question. Looking for objective reviews isn't a spectator sport. I'll look at why this is a complex question. Leo A. Notenboom clean 5:40 How Do I Know What Updates to Install? https://askleo.com/how-do-i-know-what-updates-to-install/ Wed, 15 Jan 2020 16:00:55 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=108443 https://askleo.com/how-do-i-know-what-updates-to-install/#comments https://askleo.com/how-do-i-know-what-updates-to-install/feed/ 3 <p>Unless you have a specific reason not to, the best approach to taking updates is to take them all. I'll review why, and how to protect yourself in case something goes wrong.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/how-do-i-know-what-updates-to-install/">How Do I Know What Updates to Install?</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 you have a specific reason not to, the best approach to taking updates is to take them all. I'll review why, and how to protect yourself in case something goes wrong. Unless you have a specific reason not to, the best approach to taking updates is to take them all. I'll review why, and how to protect yourself in case something goes wrong. Leo A. Notenboom clean 6:22 How Do I Remove Myself from a Machine? https://askleo.com/how_do_i_remove_myself_from_a_machine/ Mon, 13 Jan 2020 16:00:44 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_remove_myself_from_a_machine.html https://askleo.com/how_do_i_remove_myself_from_a_machine/#comments https://askleo.com/how_do_i_remove_myself_from_a_machine/feed/ 19 <p>Although there's no way to remove all traces of yourself from a machine, there certainly are ways to remove as much as you can.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/how_do_i_remove_myself_from_a_machine/">How Do I Remove Myself from a Machine?</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> Although there's no way to remove all traces of yourself from a machine, there certainly are ways to remove as much as you can. Although there's no way to remove all traces of yourself from a machine, there certainly are ways to remove as much as you can. Leo A. Notenboom clean 6:56 Will My Old Computer Run Windows 10? https://askleo.com/will-my-old-computer-run-windows-10/ Sat, 11 Jan 2020 16:00:48 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=79111 https://askleo.com/will-my-old-computer-run-windows-10/#comments https://askleo.com/will-my-old-computer-run-windows-10/feed/ 36 <p>There are several options to extend the life of an older machine, depending on its capabilities.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/will-my-old-computer-run-windows-10/">Will My Old Computer Run Windows 10?</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 are several options to extend the life of an older machine, depending on its capabilities. There are several options to extend the life of an older machine, depending on its capabilities. Leo A. Notenboom clean 3:54 Why I Bought My Wife a Mac (Updated) https://askleo.com/why-i-bought-my-wife-a-mac-updated/ Fri, 10 Jan 2020 16:00:06 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/why_i_bought_my_wife_a_mac.html https://askleo.com/why-i-bought-my-wife-a-mac-updated/#comments https://askleo.com/why-i-bought-my-wife-a-mac-updated/feed/ 39 <p>My wife's computer was struggling and it was time to replace it. After evaluating her usage, her willingness to make a change or two, and my own experience, I made a decision that might surprise some.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/why-i-bought-my-wife-a-mac-updated/">Why I Bought My Wife a Mac (Updated)</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> My wife's computer was struggling and it was time to replace it. After evaluating her usage, her willingness to make a change or two, and my own experience, I made a decision that might surprise some. My wife's computer was struggling and it was time to replace it. After evaluating her usage, her willingness to make a change or two, and my own experience, I made a decision that might surprise some. Leo A. Notenboom clean 10:22 Can’t I Just Copy Everything Instead of Using a Backup Program? https://askleo.com/cant_i_just_copy_everything_instead_of_using_a_backup_program/ Thu, 09 Jan 2020 16:00:19 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/cant_i_just_copy_everything_instead_of_using_a_backup_program.html https://askleo.com/cant_i_just_copy_everything_instead_of_using_a_backup_program/#comments https://askleo.com/cant_i_just_copy_everything_instead_of_using_a_backup_program/feed/ 39 <p>It's tempting to just use file-copy tools to back up what you think you need. But you can easily miss something very important.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/cant_i_just_copy_everything_instead_of_using_a_backup_program/">Can’t I Just Copy Everything Instead of Using a Backup 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> It's tempting to just use file-copy tools to back up what you think you need. But you can easily miss something very important. It's tempting to just use file-copy tools to back up what you think you need. But you can easily miss something very important. Leo A. Notenboom clean 8:12 How to Speed Up Your Older Computer: Five Options https://askleo.com/how-to-speed-up-your-older-computer-five-options/ Wed, 08 Jan 2020 16:00:54 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=107845 https://askleo.com/how-to-speed-up-your-older-computer-five-options/#comments https://askleo.com/how-to-speed-up-your-older-computer-five-options/feed/ 17 <p>Here are five common options to speed up and extend the life of an older computer.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/how-to-speed-up-your-older-computer-five-options/">How to Speed Up Your Older Computer: Five Options</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> Here are five common options to speed up and extend the life of an older computer. Here are five common options to speed up and extend the life of an older computer. Leo A. Notenboom clean 6:17