The Ask Leo! Podcast https://askleo.com Audio versions of new articles as they’re posted on http://askleo.com Thu, 18 Jul 2019 22:46:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 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/ Thu, 18 Jul 2019 15:00:52 +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/ 92 <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 8:19 Open-Shell: Regain Your Start Menu in Windows and Much More https://askleo.com/open-shell-regain-your-start-menu-in-windows-and-much-more/ Wed, 17 Jul 2019 15:00:58 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/classic_shell_regain_your_start_menu_in_windows_8_and_much_more.html https://askleo.com/open-shell-regain-your-start-menu-in-windows-and-much-more/#comments https://askleo.com/open-shell-regain-your-start-menu-in-windows-and-much-more/feed/ 51 <p>The single biggest complaint about Windows 8 and 10 is the tiled Start menu. Don't like it? There's an app for that.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/open-shell-regain-your-start-menu-in-windows-and-much-more/">Open-Shell: Regain Your Start Menu in Windows and Much More</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 single biggest complaint about Windows 8 and 10 is the tiled Start menu. Don't like it? There's an app for that. The single biggest complaint about Windows 8 and 10 is the tiled Start menu. Don't like it? There's an app for that. Leo A. Notenboom clean 4:43 How To Reduce Your Frustration with Technology https://askleo.com/how-to-reduce-your-frustration-with-technology/ Sat, 13 Jul 2019 15:00:17 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=85022 https://askleo.com/how-to-reduce-your-frustration-with-technology/#comments https://askleo.com/how-to-reduce-your-frustration-with-technology/feed/ 44 <p>Believe it or not, there's one change you can make that can dramatically impact how well your technology works for you.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/how-to-reduce-your-frustration-with-technology/">How To Reduce Your Frustration with Technology</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> Believe it or not, there's one change you can make that can dramatically impact how well your technology works for you. Believe it or not, there's one change you can make that can dramatically impact how well your technology works for you. Leo A. Notenboom clean 5:51 Can My School Tell I’m Using Tor? https://askleo.com/can-my-school-tell-im-using-tor/ Fri, 12 Jul 2019 15:00:53 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=82927 https://askleo.com/can-my-school-tell-im-using-tor/#comments https://askleo.com/can-my-school-tell-im-using-tor/feed/ 4 <p>Your school (or whoever provides your internet connection) can see what you're connecting to. Do they? There's no way to know.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/can-my-school-tell-im-using-tor/">Can My School Tell I’m Using Tor?</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 school (or whoever provides your internet connection) can see what you're connecting to. Do they? There's no way to know. Your school (or whoever provides your internet connection) can see what you're connecting to. Do they? There's no way to know. Leo A. Notenboom clean 3:39 What is the System Idle Process and Why Is It Using Most of the CPU? https://askleo.com/what_is_the_system_idle_process_and_why_is_it_using_most_of_the_cpu/ Thu, 11 Jul 2019 14:00:31 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/what_is_the_system_idle_process_and_why_is_it_using_most_of_the_cpu.html https://askleo.com/what_is_the_system_idle_process_and_why_is_it_using_most_of_the_cpu/#comments https://askleo.com/what_is_the_system_idle_process_and_why_is_it_using_most_of_the_cpu/feed/ 28 <p>Can a computer really do nothing? Yes and no. When it's doing nothing it has to do something, and that something is the System Idle Process, waiting for something to do.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/what_is_the_system_idle_process_and_why_is_it_using_most_of_the_cpu/">What is the System Idle Process and Why Is It Using Most of the CPU?</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> Can a computer really do nothing? Yes and no. When it's doing nothing it has to do something, and that something is the System Idle Process, waiting for something to do. Can a computer really do nothing? Yes and no. When it's doing nothing it has to do something, and that something is the System Idle Process, waiting for something to do. Leo A. Notenboom clean 2:14 Disabling Remote Access Doesn’t Disable All Remote Access https://askleo.com/disabling-remote-access-doesnt-disable-all-remote-access/ Wed, 10 Jul 2019 15:00:40 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=82397 https://askleo.com/disabling-remote-access-doesnt-disable-all-remote-access/#comments https://askleo.com/disabling-remote-access-doesnt-disable-all-remote-access/feed/ 9 <p>You can disable Remote Access in Windows, but don't be fooled: that doesn't disable all types of remote access.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/disabling-remote-access-doesnt-disable-all-remote-access/">Disabling Remote Access Doesn’t Disable All Remote Access</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> You can disable Remote Access in Windows, but don't be fooled: that doesn't disable all types of remote access. You can disable Remote Access in Windows, but don't be fooled: that doesn't disable all types of remote access. Leo A. Notenboom clean 5:28 How Do I Back Up My Computer? https://askleo.com/how_do_i_backup_my_computer/ Mon, 08 Jul 2019 15:00:36 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_backup_my_computer.html https://askleo.com/how_do_i_backup_my_computer/#comments https://askleo.com/how_do_i_backup_my_computer/feed/ 194 <p>Backing up your computer is critical to avoiding data loss. I'll look at what it means and give a suggestion for typical users.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/how_do_i_backup_my_computer/">How Do I Back Up 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> Backing up your computer is critical to avoiding data loss. I'll look at what it means and give a suggestion for typical users. Backing up your computer is critical to avoiding data loss. I'll look at what it means and give a suggestion for typical users. Leo A. Notenboom clean 11:22 Never Attribute to Malice… https://askleo.com/never-attribute-to-malice/ Sat, 06 Jul 2019 15:00:49 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=83944 https://askleo.com/never-attribute-to-malice/#comments https://askleo.com/never-attribute-to-malice/feed/ 11 <p>Malicious intent is a common knee-jerk reaction to technological trials and tribulations. Unfortunately, it's usually the wrong assumption to make.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/never-attribute-to-malice/">Never Attribute to Malice…</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> Malicious intent is a common knee-jerk reaction to technological trials and tribulations. Unfortunately, it's usually the wrong assumption to make. Malicious intent is a common knee-jerk reaction to technological trials and tribulations. Unfortunately, it's usually the wrong assumption to make. Leo A. Notenboom clean 5:52 What’s the Difference Between Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance? https://askleo.com/whats-the-difference-between-remote-desktop-and-remote-assistance/ Fri, 05 Jul 2019 15:00:09 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=82843 https://askleo.com/whats-the-difference-between-remote-desktop-and-remote-assistance/#comments https://askleo.com/whats-the-difference-between-remote-desktop-and-remote-assistance/feed/ 6 <p>Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance are related yet different technologies included in Windows to allow remote access. I'll review the differences.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/whats-the-difference-between-remote-desktop-and-remote-assistance/">What’s the Difference Between Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance?</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> Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance are related yet different technologies included in Windows to allow remote access. I'll review the differences. Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance are related yet different technologies included in Windows to allow remote access. I'll review the differences. Leo A. Notenboom clean 6:52 How Do I Change My Website to Be an https Secure Site? https://askleo.com/how-do-i-change-a-website-to-be-an-https-secure-site/ Thu, 04 Jul 2019 15:00:41 +0000 http://askleo.com/?p=3641 https://askleo.com/how-do-i-change-a-website-to-be-an-https-secure-site/#comments https://askleo.com/how-do-i-change-a-website-to-be-an-https-secure-site/feed/ 26 <p>Setting up an https-secure website is both simple and complex. The HTML doesn't change, but you'll need different hosting for the secure layer, as well as a certificate, to provide the security of https.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/how-do-i-change-a-website-to-be-an-https-secure-site/">How Do I Change My Website to Be an https Secure Site?</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> Setting up an https-secure website is both simple and complex. The HTML doesn't change, but you'll need different hosting for the secure layer, as well as a certificate, to provide the security of https. Setting up an https-secure website is both simple and complex. The HTML doesn't change, but you'll need different hosting for the secure layer, as well as a certificate, to provide the security of https. Leo A. Notenboom clean 4:27