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      My Surface Pro 3 remains blocked.

      “The Windows 10 May 2020 Update is on its way . . . .”.

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      in reply to: Ads on M$ Solitaire Collection on v1909 #2273735
      ScotchJohn
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      In every Win 10 version upgrade, M$ has wiped my old Windows games and replaced it with their versions.  I replace the Win 7 games from the link above.  It just seems a bit puerile.

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      in reply to: Is my percent calculation correct #2272829
      ScotchJohn
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      cmptrgy – you were put off your stroke by a typically innumerate journalist.  Numeracy should be a required skill, but is often sadly lacking.

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      ScotchJohn
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      alQamar – you would see that opinions are sharply polarised on whether to take the MS Store versions or the versions direct from Apple.

      Thanks for the detailed description of what you did with the version that you downloaded from the Store to make it work.  I may need this one day if Apple deliver iCloud only via the Store.  It’s becoming harder to find the version direct from Apple.

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      in reply to: Sync Calendar (and address book) Android w Outlook #2271943
      ScotchJohn
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      Until about six years ago, I was a confirmed Android user, but the interface for syncing Outlook calendar and contacts data was really clunky.  The lack of a serious interface was the major factor in making me change from Android to iPhone.  I don’t know how it is nowadays, but this has made me into a confirmed iPhone user.

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      in reply to: Serious problem with Firefox #2271792
      ScotchJohn
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      CAS – is there a way to bring the FF Task Manager icon on to the icon bar?  I can’t see the possibility in the unused icons in the Customise screen.

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      ScotchJohn
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      As a matter of interest, did you get your iCloud from the Microsoft store, or as a download from Apple?  I have found this can make a difference, had to rip iCloud out, root-and-branch, including the orphaned iCloud account, when I tried using the Microsoft store version.  For just now, I would always use the Apple downloaded version.

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      ScotchJohn
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      My routine uses Macrium.  I take a full image on the first Saturday of every month, then a differential image every Saturday.  I take a daily backup of my Outlook files and of my Quicken account, and also a file and folder backup of the entire drive on the first Friday of each month.

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      in reply to: Religious people being purposely careless #2265135
      ScotchJohn
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      Am I the only subscriber to AW to find this thread uncomfortably far removed from the core purpose of the AW Lounge?  In a stressful time, this risks inflaming passions, without contributing materially to our knowledge of maters related to computing.

      Politics and religion don’t make for fruitful discussion.

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      in reply to: Scam email and phishing #2264878
      ScotchJohn
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      Steve – most interesting.  Thanks for taking the time.

      I may be kidding myself, but I think I may have contributed to lessening the amount of spam coming from AmazonAWS servers.  I got fed up with SpamCop reporting to abuse#amazonaws.com@devnull.spamcop.net, which was no report at all, so I started reporting direct to Amazon directly: ‘abuse@amazonaws.com’ ‘ec2-abuse@amazon.com’.

      I may be deluding myself, but the incidence of spam from AmazonAWS seems to have gone way down.  If so, good!

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      in reply to: Scam email and phishing #2264781
      ScotchJohn
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      Reporting is recommended by many goverment agencies, i.e. U.S. (1 & 2), U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Canada etc.

      Kirsty – I can’t speak for the others, but the UK’s response to computer and online fraud was irrevocably compromised by this report.

      In the UK, this needs to be relaunched, from the ground up, but recent events have probbably pushed this off the top of the to-do pile.  That was what was behind my question on whether the reporting entities had any teeth.

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      in reply to: Scam email and phishing #2264556
      ScotchJohn
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      I feel better after reporting spam such as these to SpamCop.  I’m not certain that it does a lot of good, but, to repeat, it makes me feel better.  Are there other spam-reporting entities, any that have any teeth?

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      in reply to: Windows 10 and Registry cleaners #2264285
      ScotchJohn
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      I am very careful about cookies, because “good” cookies help one to maintain a dialog with frequently used web sites, e.g. eBay, Amazon and other places where you buy stuff. Instead of getting rid of all cookies, I delete some, especially for those web site that count the number times you’ve used them, then ask you to pay to use the web site. Examples: newspapers and the website whitepages.com.

      I recommend the Firefox add-in CookieQuickManager which enables you to protect what you call “good” cookies, those that identify you to a website and make your visit there easier.  For me, then, CookieAutoDelete deals with all the rest, does what it says on the box.

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      in reply to: Cloud a good idea? #2263541
      ScotchJohn
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      Both iCloud and OneDrive offer two-factor authentication.  You would be most unwise not to take advanatge of this.

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      in reply to: Some anti-virus suggestions for Win 7? #2263075
      ScotchJohn
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      It’s many years since I had Norton on my system, as I suspected it, rightly or wrongly, of being a serious hog of resources, slowing my system down.  I’m happy with Malwarebytes, a lifetime subscription, and Windows Security.

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