The Ask Leo! Podcast https://askleo.com Audio versions of new articles as they’re posted on http://askleo.com Sat, 14 Sep 2019 15:03:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.3 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 Why Is There so Much Spam? https://askleo.com/why_is_there_so_much_spam/ Sat, 14 Sep 2019 15:00:46 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/why_is_there_so_much_spam.html https://askleo.com/why_is_there_so_much_spam/#comments https://askleo.com/why_is_there_so_much_spam/feed/ 48 <p>Even though most of us might never fall for it, the reason there's so much spam is simple: spam works.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/why_is_there_so_much_spam/">Why Is There so Much Spam?</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> Even though most of us might never fall for it, the reason there's so much spam is simple: spam works. Even though most of us might never fall for it, the reason there's so much spam is simple: spam works. Leo A. Notenboom clean 5:02 How to Get Email with Attachments Delivered https://askleo.com/how-to-get-email-with-attachments-delivered/ Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:00:40 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/why_are_emails_i_send_with_attachments_not_being_delivered.html https://askleo.com/how-to-get-email-with-attachments-delivered/#comments https://askleo.com/how-to-get-email-with-attachments-delivered/feed/ 5 <p>Emailing attachments -- particularly large files -- is getting more and more difficult as ISPs limit size and scan for malware.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/how-to-get-email-with-attachments-delivered/">How to Get Email with Attachments Delivered</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> Emailing attachments -- particularly large files -- is getting more and more difficult as ISPs limit size and scan for malware. Emailing attachments -- particularly large files -- is getting more and more difficult as ISPs limit size and scan for malware. Leo A. Notenboom clean 5:49 How to Move an Office 365 Subscription to Another Machine https://askleo.com/how-to-move-an-office-365-subscription-to-another-machine/ Wed, 11 Sep 2019 15:00:37 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=91121 https://askleo.com/how-to-move-an-office-365-subscription-to-another-machine/#comments https://askleo.com/how-to-move-an-office-365-subscription-to-another-machine/feed/ 6 <p>The Microsoft Office 365 subscription model makes moving to a new machine very, very easy.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/how-to-move-an-office-365-subscription-to-another-machine/">How to Move an Office 365 Subscription to Another 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> The Microsoft Office 365 subscription model makes moving to a new machine very, very easy. The Microsoft Office 365 subscription model makes moving to a new machine very, very easy. Leo A. Notenboom clean 3:30 Is There a Real Alternative to Windows? https://askleo.com/is-there-a-real-alternative-to-windows/ Mon, 09 Sep 2019 15:00:09 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=70118 https://askleo.com/is-there-a-real-alternative-to-windows/#comments https://askleo.com/is-there-a-real-alternative-to-windows/feed/ 66 <p>Only Windows is Windows. There are alternatives, but whether they're right for you depends on you.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/is-there-a-real-alternative-to-windows/">Is There a Real Alternative to 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> Only Windows is Windows. There are alternatives, but whether they're right for you depends on you. Only Windows is Windows. There are alternatives, but whether they're right for you depends on you. Leo A. Notenboom clean 6:46 How to Create a Windows 10 Recovery Drive https://askleo.com/how-to-create-a-windows-10-recovery-drive/ Sat, 07 Sep 2019 15:00:21 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=28233 https://askleo.com/how-to-create-a-windows-10-recovery-drive/#comments https://askleo.com/how-to-create-a-windows-10-recovery-drive/feed/ 35 <p>A Windows 10 Recovery Drive can be used to restore Windows backups to your machine and more. I'll show you how to create one.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/how-to-create-a-windows-10-recovery-drive/">How to Create a Windows 10 Recovery 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> A Windows 10 Recovery Drive can be used to restore Windows backups to your machine and more. I'll show you how to create one. A Windows 10 Recovery Drive can be used to restore Windows backups to your machine and more. I'll show you how to create one. Leo A. Notenboom clean 3:07 What’s the Best Anti-Malware Tool to Keep Me Safe? https://askleo.com/whats-the-best-anti-malware-tool-to-keep-me-safe/ Fri, 06 Sep 2019 15:00:49 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=90237 https://askleo.com/whats-the-best-anti-malware-tool-to-keep-me-safe/#comments https://askleo.com/whats-the-best-anti-malware-tool-to-keep-me-safe/feed/ 11 <p>Over the years, your choices when it comes to anti-malware tools have become simpler, yet frustratingly imprecise.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/whats-the-best-anti-malware-tool-to-keep-me-safe/">What’s the Best Anti-Malware Tool to Keep Me Safe?</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> Over the years, your choices when it comes to anti-malware tools have become simpler, yet frustratingly imprecise. Over the years, your choices when it comes to anti-malware tools have become simpler, yet frustratingly imprecise. Leo A. Notenboom clean 4:51 How Do I Boot from CD/DVD/USB in Windows 8 & 10? https://askleo.com/how_do_i_boot_from_cddvdusb_in_windows_8/ Thu, 05 Sep 2019 15:00:23 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_boot_from_cddvd.html https://askleo.com/how_do_i_boot_from_cddvdusb_in_windows_8/#comments https://askleo.com/how_do_i_boot_from_cddvdusb_in_windows_8/feed/ 47 <p>UEFI has made booting from CDs, DVDs, and USB drives more complex. I'll review why, and what steps to take.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/how_do_i_boot_from_cddvdusb_in_windows_8/">How Do I Boot from CD/DVD/USB in Windows 8 & 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> UEFI has made booting from CDs, DVDs, and USB drives more complex. I'll review why, and what steps to take. UEFI has made booting from CDs, DVDs, and USB drives more complex. I'll review why, and what steps to take. Leo A. Notenboom clean 4:32 How To Reinstall Windows Without an Installation Disc https://askleo.com/how-to-reinstall-windows-without-an-installation-disc/ Wed, 04 Sep 2019 15:00:26 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=90182 https://askleo.com/how-to-reinstall-windows-without-an-installation-disc/#comments https://askleo.com/how-to-reinstall-windows-without-an-installation-disc/feed/ 7 <p>The best way to prepare for needing an installation disc is to create one before you need it. I'll review some approaches.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/how-to-reinstall-windows-without-an-installation-disc/">How To Reinstall Windows Without an Installation Disc</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 best way to prepare for needing an installation disc is to create one before you need it. I'll review some approaches. The best way to prepare for needing an installation disc is to create one before you need it. I'll review some approaches. Leo A. Notenboom clean 6:14 Why Can’t I Talk to a Real Person? https://askleo.com/cant-talk-real-person/ Sat, 31 Aug 2019 15:00:19 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=31060 https://askleo.com/cant-talk-real-person/#comments https://askleo.com/cant-talk-real-person/feed/ 26 <p>There are many reasons why you're more likely to be directed to online and self-help resources than talk to a real person.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/cant-talk-real-person/">Why Can’t I Talk to a Real Person?</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 many reasons why you're more likely to be directed to online and self-help resources than talk to a real person. There are many reasons why you're more likely to be directed to online and self-help resources than talk to a real person. Leo A. Notenboom clean 6:31 How Do I Change My Email Address? https://askleo.com/how_do_i_change_my_email_address/ Fri, 30 Aug 2019 15:00:00 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_change_my_email_address.html https://askleo.com/how_do_i_change_my_email_address/#comments https://askleo.com/how_do_i_change_my_email_address/feed/ 112 <p>Changing an email address involves changing more than just the address. I'll look at common scenarios and a few additional approaches.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/how_do_i_change_my_email_address/">How Do I Change My Email Address?</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> Changing an email address involves changing more than just the address. I'll look at common scenarios and a few additional approaches. Changing an email address involves changing more than just the address. I'll look at common scenarios and a few additional approaches. Leo A. Notenboom clean 9:11