Video or Not To Video?
In response to my announcement last week of how I'm promoting more of my videos here in the newsletter, I did hear from some that they just don't do video, or simply prefer to read. I get that, I really do. But I also heard from folks who really do like and appreciate the video format, and look forward to seeing more!
Hard as I try, I can't please everyone.
To be super clear: written articles will continue; they're a staple of Ask Leo!. Videos are happening in addition, as they actually have been happening for a couple of years now. The biggest difference? I'm promoting them more.
Read or watch -- it's your choice.
This week's articles & videos
Folks always want me to recommend a specific computer to purchase. In this week's featured article, What Laptop Would You Buy for $1500, I explain why I try so hard not to answer that question -- and then I answer the question.
Also this week, preparing for your computer to be stolen, how Windows Device Manager lies to you, and building on this week's featured article, how you need to protect what you keep on your laptop.
Those articles all have accompanying videos, plus you'll find the recording of this week's Ask Leo! Live: Password Vaults and LastPass.
The TEH Podcast
RIP to the Microsoft Stores and why Apple Stores will likely survive, Loon Balloons are cool, how long you should keep backups, and why Apple makes it easy to do. All that, Space Force and even Warrior Nun in this week's podcast: TEH 105: Microsoft vs. Apple stores. Theaters, Malls and Balloons for the future. More Pandemic shows and Post its.
Stay safe. Stay healthy. Wear a mask. Be kind.
What Laptop Would You Buy for $1500? My Choice, and My Recommendation for You
This is a question I generally avoid answering, but I will anyway. The problem is I can't really tell you what to purchase, since your needs are undoubtedly different than mine.
This Week on Ask Leo!
Are You Ready for Your Computer to be Stolen?You might lose your hardware and any un-backed-up data on it, and possibly give a thief access to it all! I'll cover a few of the basics. A stolen computer or lost computer can open the doors to all sorts of havoc if you're not prepared.
"This Device Is Working Properly" - When Device Manager Lies, and What to Do Instead"This device is working properly" is a often a lie. I'll review what it really means, and where you need to look instead since it's not telling you what you really want to know.
How to Protect Data on a Laptop - The 4 Most Important StepsYou REALLY need to protect your sensitive data if your laptop runs even the slightest risk of being stolen. It's critical that you protect it (and yourself) with these four appropriate security steps.
This Week on YouTube
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Password Vaults and LastPass - Ask Leo! LiveA discussion of password vaults in general, and a demonstration installing and using LastPass, backing it up, and some of the common problem situations.
How to Protect Data on a Laptop ' A 4-Step ListIf your laptop travels and contains sensitive data, it's critical that you protect it (and yourself) with appropriate security.
"This Device Is Working Properly" - When Device Manager Lies, and What to Do Instead"This device is working properly" is a common message in device manager properties. It's usually unhelpful and sometimes a lie.
What Laptop Would You Buy for $1500? My Choice, and My Recommendation for YouI can't really tell you, since your needs are probably different than mine, but I will anyway.
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