The Ask Leo! Podcast https://askleo.com Audio versions of new articles as they’re posted on http://askleo.com Sat, 25 May 2019 15:11:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.1 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 Does Technology Isolate or Connect? https://askleo.com/does-technology-isolate-or-connect/ Sat, 25 May 2019 15:00:28 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=18781 https://askleo.com/does-technology-isolate-or-connect/#comments https://askleo.com/does-technology-isolate-or-connect/feed/ 18 <p>There are those who feel that technology is isolating us from the world. I couldn't disagree more.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/does-technology-isolate-or-connect/">Does Technology Isolate or Connect?</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 those who feel that technology is isolating us from the world. I couldn't disagree more. There are those who feel that technology is isolating us from the world. I couldn't disagree more. Leo A. Notenboom clean 5:37 How Do I Password-protect a Flash Drive? https://askleo.com/how-do-i-password-protect-a-flash-drive/ Fri, 24 May 2019 15:00:10 +0000 http://askleo.com/?p=3660 https://askleo.com/how-do-i-password-protect-a-flash-drive/#comments https://askleo.com/how-do-i-password-protect-a-flash-drive/feed/ 5 <p>There are several approaches to password-protecting a flash drive, one of which might be designed for exactly the task at hand.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/how-do-i-password-protect-a-flash-drive/">How Do I Password-protect a Flash 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> There are several approaches to password-protecting a flash drive, one of which might be designed for exactly the task at hand. There are several approaches to password-protecting a flash drive, one of which might be designed for exactly the task at hand. Leo A. Notenboom clean 3:01 Should I Upgrade to Windows 8.1 Instead of Windows 10? https://askleo.com/should-i-upgrade-to-windows-8-1-instead-of-windows-10/ Thu, 23 May 2019 15:00:13 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=77270 https://askleo.com/should-i-upgrade-to-windows-8-1-instead-of-windows-10/#comments https://askleo.com/should-i-upgrade-to-windows-8-1-instead-of-windows-10/feed/ 3 <p>As Windows 8.1 is "between" Windows 7 and Windows 10, it's tempting to think it's a less jarring change. It's not.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/should-i-upgrade-to-windows-8-1-instead-of-windows-10/">Should I Upgrade to Windows 8.1 Instead of 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> As Windows 8.1 is "between" Windows 7 and Windows 10, it's tempting to think it's a less jarring change. It's not. As Windows 8.1 is "between" Windows 7 and Windows 10, it's tempting to think it's a less jarring change. It's not. Leo A. Notenboom clean 3:58 Which Files Were Affected by a Hack or Malware? https://askleo.com/which-files-were-affected-by-a-hack-or-malware/ Wed, 22 May 2019 15:00:47 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=77257 https://askleo.com/which-files-were-affected-by-a-hack-or-malware/#comments https://askleo.com/which-files-were-affected-by-a-hack-or-malware/feed/ 3 <p>After a hack or malware infection, you'll want to know you've cleaned up the resulting mess. The news is not good.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/which-files-were-affected-by-a-hack-or-malware/">Which Files Were Affected by a Hack or Malware?</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> After a hack or malware infection, you'll want to know you've cleaned up the resulting mess. The news is not good. After a hack or malware infection, you'll want to know you've cleaned up the resulting mess. The news is not good. Leo A. Notenboom clean 4:02 How Do I Use an Open Wi-Fi Hotspot Safely? https://askleo.com/how_do_i_use_an_open_wifi_hotspot_safely/ Mon, 20 May 2019 15:00:00 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_use_an_open_wifi_hotspot_safely.html https://askleo.com/how_do_i_use_an_open_wifi_hotspot_safely/#comments https://askleo.com/how_do_i_use_an_open_wifi_hotspot_safely/feed/ 71 <p>Open Wi-Fi hotspots at coffee shops, airports, and other public places are opportunities for hackers to steal information and more. I'll review how to stay safe.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/how_do_i_use_an_open_wifi_hotspot_safely/">How Do I Use an Open Wi-Fi Hotspot Safely?</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> Open Wi-Fi hotspots at coffee shops, airports, and other public places are opportunities for hackers to steal information and more. I'll review how to stay safe. Open Wi-Fi hotspots at coffee shops, airports, and other public places are opportunities for hackers to steal information and more. I'll review how to stay safe. Leo A. Notenboom clean 11:13 Has a Hacker Really Hacked My Email Account? https://askleo.com/has-a-hacker-really-hacked-my-email-account/ Sat, 18 May 2019 15:00:18 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=65875 https://askleo.com/has-a-hacker-really-hacked-my-email-account/#comments https://askleo.com/has-a-hacker-really-hacked-my-email-account/feed/ 33 <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 What Can I Disable in Task Manager’s Startup List? https://askleo.com/what-can-i-disable-in-task-managers-startup-list/ Fri, 17 May 2019 15:00:38 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/what_can_i_uncheck_in_msconfigs_startup_list.html https://askleo.com/what-can-i-disable-in-task-managers-startup-list/#comments https://askleo.com/what-can-i-disable-in-task-managers-startup-list/feed/ 17 <p>Task Manager shows many of the items that run automatically when you start your machine. What you need and what you don't depends on many factors.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/what-can-i-disable-in-task-managers-startup-list/">What Can I Disable in Task Manager’s Startup List?</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> Task Manager shows many of the items that run automatically when you start your machine. What you need and what you don't depends on many factors. Task Manager shows many of the items that run automatically when you start your machine. What you need and what you don't depends on many factors. Leo A. Notenboom clean 6:39 Why Must I Re-enter my Email to Unsubscribe? https://askleo.com/why-must-i-re-enter-my-email-to-unsubscribe/ Thu, 16 May 2019 15:00:42 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=76661 https://askleo.com/why-must-i-re-enter-my-email-to-unsubscribe/#comments https://askleo.com/why-must-i-re-enter-my-email-to-unsubscribe/feed/ 15 <p>Occasionally, you're asked to enter the email address you want to unsubscribe. With today's technology, there's no excuse for that.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/why-must-i-re-enter-my-email-to-unsubscribe/">Why Must I Re-enter my Email to Unsubscribe?</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> Occasionally, you're asked to enter the email address you want to unsubscribe. With today's technology, there's no excuse for that. Occasionally, you're asked to enter the email address you want to unsubscribe. With today's technology, there's no excuse for that. Leo A. Notenboom clean 3:43 Can My Mobile Provider Track What I Do Online? https://askleo.com/can-my-mobile-provider-track-what-i-do-online/ Wed, 15 May 2019 15:00:53 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=76656 https://askleo.com/can-my-mobile-provider-track-what-i-do-online/#comments https://askleo.com/can-my-mobile-provider-track-what-i-do-online/feed/ 24 <p>Your mobile provider is indeed your ISP when you use their data services, and that means they can see a lot of your activity.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/can-my-mobile-provider-track-what-i-do-online/">Can My Mobile Provider Track What I Do Online?</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 mobile provider is indeed your ISP when you use their data services, and that means they can see a lot of your activity. Your mobile provider is indeed your ISP when you use their data services, and that means they can see a lot of your activity. Leo A. Notenboom clean 5:23 Half a Dozen Uses for OneDrive https://askleo.com/half-dozen-uses-onedrive/ Mon, 13 May 2019 15:00:03 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=43669 https://askleo.com/half-dozen-uses-onedrive/#comments https://askleo.com/half-dozen-uses-onedrive/feed/ 54 <p>OneDrive is a surprisingly powerful service that many people overlook or don't understand. I'll review six ways you can leverage OneDrive.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/half-dozen-uses-onedrive/">Half a Dozen Uses for OneDrive</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> OneDrive is a surprisingly powerful service that many people overlook or don't understand. I'll review six ways you can leverage OneDrive. OneDrive is a surprisingly powerful service that many people overlook or don't understand. I'll review six ways you can leverage OneDrive. Leo A. Notenboom clean 11:51