Q&A - 2022

 
PDF versions of the PowerPoint presentations, audio recordings of the associated discussions, and copies of the comments made in the Chat window, from the weekly Q&A sessions held in 2022 are available in the following listings.  Note that the individual sessions are listed in reverse chronological order.
 

December 28, 2022

Ask - Multiple firewalls
Ask - Sharing video files
Share - Disappointing News
Share - Send Reduced Lite
Share - POPfile, a Bayesian E-mail classifier
Follow-up - Sharing from Google Drive
 

20221228_PowerPoint.pdf (2.1 MB)

20221228_Audio.m4a (60.2 MB)

20221228_Chat.txt (4 KB)

December 21, 2022

Share - Ghost Writing!
Follow-Up - Hacking cars
Share - Apple Pencil (2nd gen)
Share - Free stuff!
Share - File Preview
Computer Basics - How to be Unscammable
Share - A tale of (r)ejection
Share - Quicker restarts after updates
 

20221221_PowerPoint.pdf (1.8 MB)

20221221_Audio.m4a (60.8 MB)

20221221_Chat.txt (9 KB)

December 7, 2022

Follow-Up - How To Show Image on Mouseover In Excel
Computer Basics - Startup Apps
Computer Basics - Auto-starting an app
Computer Basics - Fixing an Incorrect Time
Share - Car Hacking - Why secure coding is important
Ask - File transfer iPhone to PC
 

20221207_PowerPoint.pdf (1.5 MB)

20221207_Audio.m4a (64.1 MB)

20221207_Chat.txt (7 KB)

DALL-E2

November 30, 2022

Computer Basics - Customizing the Taskbar
Computer Basics - Update Microsoft Store apps
Ask - Recycling floppy disks
Ask - Battery error message at computer startup
Share - Tag your MP3 files
Share - Display connections
Ask - WPA3 and WiFi 6
 

20221130_PowerPoint.pdf (3.8 MB)

20221130_Audio.m4a (58.8 MB)

20221130_Chat.txt (8 KB)

November 23, 2022

Ask - Does XYZ work in Windows 11?
Share - Sweet Home 3D - Walls 2
Share - Chrome folders on bookmark bar
Ask - Changing drive letters
Share - Under the Windows' Hood - Part 2
Share - Strange keyboard problem
 

20221123_PowerPoint.pdf (1.4 MB)

20221123_Audio.m4a (62.3 MB)

20221123_Chat.txt (6 KB)

20221123_SweetHome3D.pdf (2.7 MB)

20221123_SH3D_Video.mp4 (5.8 MB)

20221123_UnderTheHood_Part2.pdf (216 KB)

November 16, 2022

Follow-Up - Modem Connectivity
Share - DALL*E 2
Computer Basics - Disable Snap
Share - Really Microsoft? - Really?
Share - Under the Windows' Hood - Part 1
Share - New PowerToy File - Locksmith
 

20221116_PowerPoint.pdf (1.7 MB)

20221116_Audio.m4a (64.4 MB)

20221116_Chat.txt (6 KB)

20221116_UnderTheHood_Part1.pdf (728 KB)

November 2, 2022

Share - Weirdest product co-branding
Computer Basics - Customizing the Start Screen
Share - Microsoft PC Manager
Computer Basics - Keyboard Shortcuts
Share - Yumi - Multiboot USB Creator
 

20221102_PowerPoint.pdf (2.5 MB)

20221102_Audio.m4a (59.4 MB)

20221102_Chat.txt (6 KB)

Where is that mouse?

October 26, 2022

Share - Hacking Google
Computer Basics - Understanding Email
Computer Basics - Closing programs
Share - Get Cyber Safe
Share - Cybersecurity Checklist
Share - Sweet Home 3D - Walls 1
 

20221026_PowerPoint.pdf (1.8 MB)

20221026_Audio.m4a (61.2 MB)

20221026_Chat.txt (7 KB)

20221026_SweetHome3D.pdf (508 KB)

20221026_SH3D_Video01.mp4 (3,3 MB)

20221026_SH3D_Video02.mp4 (4.8 MB)

20221026_SH3D_Video03.mp4 (3.3 MB)

20221026_SH3D_Video04.mp4 (3.3 MB)

20221026_SH3D_Video05.mp4 (2.1 MB)

October 19, 2022

Follow-Up - Cookie Notice Blocker
Share - Replying on mailing lists
Share - OpenDNS customization and tracking
Share - Modem Security Settings (Rogers Ignite WiFi Hub/Bell Home Hub 3000)
 

20221019_PowerPoint.pdf (3.2 MB)

20221019_Audio.m4a (64.5 MB)

20221019_Chat.txt (6 KB)

October 5, 2022

Follow-Up - Data breaches
Computer Basics - Remove Windows Lock Screen
Share - Google’s Enhanced Safe Browsing
Share - Explaining USB
Share - Time to switch browsers?
Share - Sweet Home 3D - Showing the end result
Share - The Microsoft Store - Part 4
 

20221005_PowerPoint.pdf (3.9 MB)

20221005_Audio.m4a (61.4 MB)

20221005_Chat.txt (8 KB)

Photo Restore with Baseten

September 28, 2022

Share - Seek by iNaturalist
Computer Basics - Keyboard Shortcuts
Computer Basics - Where is that mouse?
Share - Add any program to the context menu
Share - New PowerToy Text Extractor
Share - The Microsoft Store - Part 3
 

20220928_PowerPoint.pdf (3.1 MB)

20220928_Audio.m4a (54.7 MB)

20220928_Chat.txt (5 KB)

September 21, 2022

Follow-Up - Adobe Digital Editions
Follow-Up - Photo restoration with GFPGAN and beyond…
Follow-Up - Rogers Update
Ask - Notifications on Chrome
Follow-Up - News & Interests (for seeing current temperature)
Share - CIRA Canadian Shield
Share - Sweet Home 3D - Preparation: Physically & Electronically
Share - The Microsoft Store - Part 2
 

20220921_PowerPoint.pdf (3.1 MB)

20220921_Audio.m4a (60.8 MB)

20220921_Chat.txt (7 KB)

September 7, 2022

Follow-Up - E-book reader replacement - Part 2
Ask - Photo editing on iPhone
Share - Sweet Home 3D - Intro & call for participants
Share - The Microsoft Store - Part 1
Ask - Upgrading from Windows 8
 

20220907_PowerPoint.pdf (2.5 MB)

20220907_Audio.m4a (56.2 MB)

20220907_Chat.txt (5 KB)

Browser security

August 31, 2022

Share - Previous Q&A Sessions
Share - Chris’s rants – News and interests
Follow-Up - E-book reader replacement - Part 1
Share - Chris’s rants — Error messages
Share - Removing background people with cell phone images
 

20220831_PowerPoint.pdf (2.3 MB)

20220831_Audio.m4a (58.1 MB)

20220831_Chat.txt (6 KB)

August 24, 2022

Ask - Privacy on FaceBook Group Pages
Follow-Up - PDF files and fonts
Share - Wireless Printing - Part 2
Ask - Saving passwords & credit card information in browser
Share - iTunes - Part 2
 

20220824_PowerPoint.pdf (1.8 MB)

20220824_Audio.m4a (62.8 MB)

20220824_Chat.txt (5 KB)

20220824_iTunes_Part2.pdf (583 KB)

August 17, 2022

Follow-Up – Free disk space
Share – Chris’s rants – font substitutions
Share – Wireless Printing – Part 1
Share – The History of iTunes and the Evolution of Digital Music
 

20220817_PowerPoint.pdf (2.0 MB)

20220817_Audio.m4a (58.6 MB)

20220817_Chat.txt (7 KB)

20220817_iTunes_Part1.pdf (265 KB)

August 10, 2022

Share – Data breaches
Share – Password Purgatory
Share – Google Maps Timeline
Share – First issue of PC Magazine
Ask – Can you help with a website?
Ask – How can I fix low disk space
 

20220810_PowerPoint.pdf (2.0 MB)

20220810_Audio.m4a (56.4 MB)

20220810_Chat.txt (5 KB)

August 3, 2022

Follow-Up – Cassette to digital media
Follow-Up – NCH Golden Records
Follow-Up – Google Translate’s read aloud
Follow-up – Windows 11
Share – New Goto Meeting Scam
Computer Basics – Clipboard history
Ask – Outlook mail malfunction
Share – Video and Audio Tools – Organizing your music files – Part 4
 

20220803_PowerPoint.pdf (1.9 MB)

20220803_Audio.m4a (54.1 MB)

20220803_Chat.txt (3 KB)

20220803_GoogleReads.mp4 (654 KB)

Mouse click equivalents?

July 27, 2022

Computer Basics – Mousing inactive windows
Ask – Limit Reservable Bandwidth?
Share – Video and Audio Tools – Organizing your music files – Part 3
 

20220727_PowerPoint.pdf (1.6 MB)

20220727_Audio.m4a (61.5 MB)

20220727_Chat.txt (6 KB)

July 20, 2022

Follow-up – Windows 11—yes or no?
Share – Windows 10 Blues
Share – 7 cybersecurity tips for your summer vacation!
Share – New: Zoomit v6.0
Share – Check Email before you send
Computer Basics – Copying from Office docs
Share – ABC’s of Alphabet’s self-help study program?
Share – Video and Audio Tools – Organizing your music files – Part 2
 

20220720_PowerPoint.pdf (1.6 MB)

20220720_Audio.m4a (59.8 MB)

20220720_Chat.txt (7 KB)

July 13, 2022

Smartphone Basics – Tiny and Big Issues
Share – CIRA Canadian Shield Browser Extension
Share – ReasonLabs: State of Consumer Cybersecurity 2022
Share – Internet outages
Ask – Microsoft Services Agreement
Share – Dead Man’s switch
Ask – Upgrade to Windows 11?
Share – Video and Audio Tools – Organizing your music files
 

20220713_PowerPoint.pdf (1.6 MB)

20220713_Audio.m4a (55.9 MB)

20220713_Chat.txt (8 KB)

July 6, 2022

Share – Windows 11 local accounts
Share – NetSetMan
Smartphone Basics – Mouse click equivalents?
Share – Video and Audio Tools – Ripping and tagging demonstrations
Share – Enticing subject lines
 

20220706_PowerPoint.pdf (1.0 MB)

20220706_Audio.m4a (56.9 MB)

20220706_Chat.txt (4 KB)

20220706_NetSetMan.pdf (581 KB)

100th Q&A!

June 29, 2022

Follow-up – Chrome and The Weather Network
Follow-up – Privacy On the Internet
Smartphone Basics – How do I make an audio recording?
Share – Stewart on Android – Must-have Android Apps
Share – Double-tap in Android
Follow-up – Phones and banking
Ask – How do I scan with my iPhone?
Share – Windows 8.1
 

20220629_PowerPoint.pdf (1.3 MB)

20220629_Audio.m4a (57.5 MB)

20220629_Chat.txt (9 KB)

June 22, 2022

Share – 100 Q&A sessions over Zoom
Smartphone Basics – Copy and paste text and images
Follow-up – MyCRA app
Computer Basics – Scale your desktop
Ask -Forticlient
Ask – Android Emulators (Bluestacks)
Ask – Weather Network Connection
Share – Video and Audio Tools Series – MP3 Tags
 

20220622_PowerPoint.pdf (2.2 MB)

20220622_Audio.m4a (63.6 MB)

20220622_Chat.txt (7 KB)

June 15, 2022

Smartphone Basics – Sending/Receiving E-mail
Follow-up – Follina fixed!
Share – Keep your notes up to date
Follow-up – Android security
Smartphone Basics – Charging your phone
Share – Video and Audio Tools Series – CD Ripping
 

20220615_PowerPoint.pdf (1.9 MB)

20220615_Audio.m4a (56.5 MB)

20220615_Chat.txt (8 KB)

June 1, 2022

Follow-up – Secret Backup Power?
Smartphone Basics – Connecting to Wi-Fi
Ask – Banking by phone
Computer Basics – Desktop Shortcuts
Share – GOM Player
 

20220601_PowerPoint.pdf (2.2 MB)

20220601_Audio.m4a (65.0 MB)

20220601_Chat.txt (6 KB)

Gmail reply on a Chromebook

May 25, 2022

Share – Google Street View Historical Photos
Smartphone Basics – Transfer files: Phone <=> PC
Smartphone Basics – Accessing the speakerphone
Smartphone Basics – Using the phone in bright sunlight
Share – File History – Upgrading to a new computer
 

20220525_PowerPoint.pdf (2.9 MB)

20220525_Audio.m4a (57.3 MB)

20220525_Chat.txt (3 KB)

May 18, 2022

Follow-Up – The laptop from He!!
Share – Bing Wallpaper
Smartphone Basics – Android Alarms
Smartphone Basics – SMS and MMS
Share – Wire transfer frustrations
Ask – Can I remove a contact picture?
Share – Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab
Share – NCH Debut Video Capture and Screen Recording Software
 

20220518_PowerPoint.pdf (2.9 MB)

20220518_Audio.m4a (60.2 MB)

20220518_Chat.txt (4 KB)

May 4, 2022

Smartphone Basics – How do I…
Ask – .ics files and Google Calendar
Ask – Troubleshooting Email?
Share – Replying to Gmail on a Chromebook
Ask – The laptop from He!!
Share – How to Download Videos and Audio from YouTube Using Video DownloadHelper
 

20220504_PowerPoint.pdf (2.3 MB)

20220504_Audio.m4a (63.4 MB)

20220504_Chat.txt (6 KB)

One-time virus scan

April 27, 2022

Follow-Up – Connecting a hard drive to an Android tablet
Share – Google Pixel 6 Pro – First Impressions
Share – Some Useful USB Drive Info
Share – Power requirement calculators
Share – Microsoft Build 2022
Ask – EaseUS Todo Backup E-mail notifications
Smartphone Basics – Managing On-Screen Apps
 

20220427_PowerPoint.pdf (4.2 MB)

20220427_Audio.m4a (65.4 MB)

20220427_Chat.txt (9 KB)

April 20, 2022

Share – Modal dialogue boxes
Share – VirusTotal – 2021 Malware Trends Report
Share – Using Fonts
Share – Security Camera Setup
Ask – Folder encryption for Android
 

20220420_PowerPoint.pdf (4.2 MB)

20220420_Audio.m4a (58.0 MB)

20220420_Chat.txt (4 KB)

April 6, 2022

Share – Timely email reminders
Follow-up – Which Mike?
Share – MYCADILLAC
Ask – Limits on the file system
Ask – Is my webcam working?
Ask – TPM Issues
Share – Stewart on Android – TV Bro
Ask – Do I need an anti-virus app for my phone?
Share – Double check your virus scanner
Ask – Turn on Full Disk Encryption in BIOS
Ask – Desktop icons rearranged
 

20220406_PowerPoint.pdf (1.53 MB)

20220406_Audio.m4a (56.7 MB)

20220406_Chat.txt (8 KB)

Change scroll bar size

March 30, 2022

Follow-up – Copy Android Message Thread
Share – NextRadio Free Live FM Radio
Share – Free Tax Return Software
Share – World backup day – March 31
Ask – Install VPN on Samsung Smart TV
Share – Print Friendly
Ask – Which Mike?
Share – Playing For Change
 

20220330_PowerPoint.pdf (1.70 MB)

20220330_Audio.m4a (56.3 MB)

20220330_Chat.txt (9 KB)

March 23, 2022

Share – Shotcut Video Editing Software
Ask – Copy Android Message Thread
Share – Stop GIF looping continuously
Share – Worldle Alternatives
Ask – Windows 11 Status?
 

20220323_PowerPoint.pdf (2.14 MB)

20220323_Audio.m4a (62.6 MB)

20220323_Chat.txt (5 KB)

March 16, 2022

Follow-up – Why does disk cleanup take so long?
Share – Chris’s rants – Accent Colour
Share – Removing duplicate photos
Share – Google Pay – Which is Best?
Ask – Less Secure Apps and Google
 

20220316_PowerPoint.pdf (2.66 MB)

20220316_Audio.m4a (60.4 MB)

20220316_Chat.txt (5 KB)

March 2, 2022

Share – The State of Consumer Cybersecurity 2022
Ask – Finding keyloggers
Share – Tall Tales – Windows Update
Share – Add seconds to taskbar clock
Follow-up – Change scroll bar size
Share – Privacy Online – Part 8 – Updates
Ask – Virtual Phone Number
 

20220302_PowerPoint.pdf (1.92 MB)

20220302_Audio.m4a (66.2 MB)

20220302_Chat.txt (8 KB)

20220302_InternetPrivacy_Part8.pdf (346 KB)

Disk image backup

February 23, 2022

Share – Non-technical safeguards
Follow-Up – Auto-completed addresses
Share – Stewart on Android – Health checks
Share – The Zoom Chat Window
Computer Basics – Using Task Manager to end unruly programs
Computer Basics – Drawing math symbols
Computer Basics – Show scroll bars
Share – Privacy Online – Part 7 – Become Web-Anonymous!
 

20220223_PowerPoint.pdf (1.94 MB)

20220223_Audio.m4a (58.6 MB)

20220223_Chat.txt (5 KB)

20220223_InternetPrivacy_Part7.pdf (365 KB)

February 16, 2022

Follow-Up – Don’t like something? Say something!
Share – Office to block VBA macros
Share – tOM on Android – Grocery shopping
Share – Stewart on Android – Shopping for gasoline
Share – Preparing to abandon the Windows’ ship (Part 17)
Share – Safely Remove external drives
Share – Privacy Online – Part 6 – Privacy Policies
 

20220216_PowerPoint.pdf (1.80 MB)

20220216_Audio.m4a (58.5 MB)

20220216_Chat.txt (7 KB)

20220216_InternetPrivacy_Part6.pdf (480 KB)

February 2, 2022

Share – tOM on Android – Wi-Fi and the Internet
Share – Stewart on Android – Air Tag Tracker Detector
Share – Data Privacy Day — Jan 28th
Share – A large power bank
Share – Enhanced Windows PowerToy – Mouse Utilities
Share – Preparing to abandon the Windows’ ship (Part 16)
Share – Privacy Online – Part 5 – Anti-tracking and ad-blocking software
 

20220202_PowerPoint.pdf (1.18 MB)

20220202_Audio.m4a (56.4 MB)

20220202_Chat.txt (6 KB)

20220202_InternetPrivacy_Part5.pdf (502 KB)

Fake flash drives

January 26, 2022

Share – Image File Formats
Ask – Small form factor computer
Ask – Scanning app
Ask – OLED burn-in
Ask – Flyers and Cashback Apps
Share – tOM on Android – Measurement
Share – Preparing to abandon the Windows’ ship (Part 15)
Share – Privacy Online – Part 4 – Some ways you can be tracked
 

20220126_PowerPoint.pdf (1.15 MB)

20220126_Audio.m4a (60.9 MB)

20220126_Chat.txt (7 KB)

20220126_InternetPrivacy_Part4.pdf (547 KB)

January 19, 2022

Share – Excel tips & tricks
Share – New Windows PowerToy: Always On Top
Share – tOM on Android – Time travel
Share – Preparing to abandon the Windows’ ship (Part 14)
Share – QR Code Scams
Share – Privacy Online – Part 3 – Search engines
 

20220119_PowerPoint.pdf (1.95 MB)

20220119_Audio.m4a (63.6 MB)

20220119_Chat.txt (7 KB)

20220119_InternetPrivacy_Part3.pdf (366 KB)

January 5, 2022

Share – Free Canadian Tax Software
Share – Fraud Watch
Share – OPCUG at the Ottawa Public Library
Share – tOM on Android – Mapping Apps
Share – Fantastic flash drive prices!
Share – Preparing to abandon the Windows’ ship (Part 13)
Share – Privacy Online – Part 2 – Browsers and Browser Settings
 

20220105_PowerPoint.pdf (2.11 MB)

20220105_Audio.m4a (57.7 MB)

20220105_Chat.txt (6 KB)

20220105_InternetPrivacy_Part2.pdf (319 KB)