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Daily Archives: November 29, 2020

  • Time to wrap up November updating — no bow required

    Posted on November 29th, 2020 at 21:00 Tracey Capen Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
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    By Susan Bradley

    By now, you should be getting over the side effects of too much turkey and pie.

    Getting over some Windows upgrading issues might not be as easy.

    It appears that there’s a sizable number of Win10 1909 users who are blocked from moving up to Versions 2004 or 20H2. Last week, I discussed one blocker: Conexant audio drivers. We still don’t have information on when or how this issue will be resolved.

    Read the full story in AskWoody Plus Newsletter 17.47.0 (2020-11-30).

  • Remote help to an iPhone or an iPad

    Posted on November 29th, 2020 at 16:02 Susan Bradley Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Michael Horowitz shared his experiences with remote control of an ipad:

    TeamViewer comes in many flavors, and the free QuickSupport version, when installed on iOS allows remote viewing. To the techie (you and me) the connection process is the same as when TeamViewer is installed on a Windows PC. I tested it on iOS 13 and 14 and it worked. But, the process of setting up the connection is, in my opinion, too hard for a non-techie. There are too many steps and its a bit confusing. Then too, the same applies to the process of ending the connection. And the documentation on this from TV is quite poor, to be kind.

    Hoping for a better experience I also tried AnyDesk for remote viewing of an iPad from a Windows PC. The experience was very similar to TeamViewer Quick Support which leads me to believe they are both using a function built into iOS.

    He said he went on to try Zoom’s remote viewing as well:

    I tried zoom and it worked fine. Interestingly, the remote viewing on zoom has a user interface very much like the other two. But, its a bit easier to start up the remote viewing once a zoom meeting is in progress. I tested zoom using my free account, so remote viewing of an ipad is not something you need to pay zoom for.

    Good to know!

  • Tasks for the Weekend – November 29, 2020

    Posted on November 29th, 2020 at 00:10 Susan Bradley Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Tasks for the Weekend – November 29, 2020 – YouTube

    Youtube video above for those that want a video version of below.

    When’s the last time you checked your credential manager?

    Passwords that you save on your computer are open to being attacked and culled from your machine.

    There are lots of tools out there that expose these credentials (a hint – if you ever want to see if your security tools protect you from such things, try to download Nirsoft’s tool and see if your system gets a blocking message)

    To review what websites you are saving in the search box type in Credential manager or go to control panel, then All Control Panel Items\Credential Manager.  If you don’t recognize something in there, you may want remove the item!

    However you might find one in there called “Virtualapp/Didlogical”.  If you’ve ever signed into a Windows Live ID, this is as a result and you can leave it there.

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