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Geek Speak… Access and Setup Your Router

Issue 45.17

In a recent article we talked about a security problem with the encryption system most wireless (wifi) routers that people use. We recommend you look it up at seniorsampler.com if you have not read it. A number of readers have asked if we could post a description of how to look […]

Geek Speak… Wireless Vulnerability

Issue 43.17

By now, you have probably heard that a problem exists with nearly all wireless networks including the one you likely have in your home or business. The WPA2 encryption system is used on 60% or more of the wireless networks around the world. It was regarded as a very difficult to […]

Geek Speak… Do I Need A New Iphone?

Issue 41.17

Last month, Apple rolled out the new Iphone 8 and 8 plus. They also announced that the Iphone X will be coming out soon. This interesting approach has customers confused about whether to upgrade now, upgrade later or consider a different type of phone altogether.

The Iphone 8 series have added […]

Geek Speak… Which Printer Is For Me?

Issue 38.17

There are many types of printers on the market and the solution for you may be very different than for your neighbor or family member. It all depends on what you want it to do for you. The features offered on modern printers are many and varied. The price ranges, depending […]

Geek Speak… Massive Security Breach

Issue 37.17

Last week news came out about a security breach and a financial security firm that is connected to your information. It may not actually have put your information at risk. Investigators believe about half the people living in the US were not affected, but there is a way to be at […]

Geek Speak… Apps That Matter

Issue 35.17

I was taking time to review all the apps I have added to my smart phone over the last few years and found that there are a bunch of them that I do not use and some that I have never used. I also found that there are lot of games […]

Geek Speak… Password Managers

Issue 33.17

About 25% of the service calls I respond to include a problem with passwords. Either the client has forgotten one or more or it has gotten corrupted or might have been stolen and needs to be reset. The problem is, if you don’t know the password, you can’t get into the […]

Geek Speak… How To Add A Second Monitor

Issue 31.17

The first thing to ask yourself is if you actually need or want one. If you just check your email and occasionally go on facebook or one of the news sites, you probably do not. However, if you find yourself having to close one window to open another or stacking the […]

Geek Speak… Gaming as a Spectator Sport

Issue 29.17

My grandson has been staying with us for a few weeks and seems really intent on playing some online computer games. I asked him about the time he was taking with it and he indicated he is trying to make it a career and is getting close to succeeding. I remember […]

Geek Speak… How Corporate Security Procedures Can Help You

Issue 27.17

If it were not for the emotional and financial devastation that some of the new viruses and malware are causing, it would be almost comical. Last week saw the release of another and even more destructive virus into the world of PC users. I will share the name of this one […]