#990 - Why Can't I Talk to a Real Person?
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People. People who need people.
It's the bane of so many online services. You need help, and you want to talk to someone at that service to get your issue resolved.
Except there's no one to talk to. At best perhaps a chat-bot, and most commonly forums where users just as frustrated as you try to help each other.
This week's featured article,Why Can't I Talk to a Real Person?, Has the whys and what to do about it.
Also this week
- Forward to everyone you know! NO!
- Restoring backup images. Yes!
- Enable File History. Sure!
- About:blank. What?
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This week Gary and I discuss our experiences with AI, such as using it for sales pages and idea generation, as well as AI-powered surveillance. And of course we talked about the upgrades in (and simplification of) Apple's product line. As always we share a couple of recommendations, and highlights from our own sites.
Why Can't I Talk to a Real Person?
What to consider when using free services.
There are many reasons you're more likely to be directed to online and self-help resources than talk to a real person.
Read: Why Can't I Talk to a Real Person?
Also This Week on Ask Leo!
Why Shouldn't I "Forward to Everyone You Know"?
|We often get forwarded email warning us about everything from lost children to free money to crooked politicians. They're mostly bogus, and they're known as urban legends. Here's how to tell.|
Read: Why Shouldn't I "Forward to Everyone You Know"?
Restoring an Image Using EaseUS Todo
|Once you have an image backup and an emergency disk, here's how you restore that image to your computer.|
Read: Restoring an Image Using EaseUS Todo
Enable File History in Windows 11
|File History can be a useful component of a larger backup strategy. I'll show you how to set it up.|
Read: Enable File History in Windows 11
What Is "about:blank" (or "about:blank#blocked") and How Do I Get Rid of It?
|About:blank is a special blank page in browsers that appears due to problems, malware, or malware removal. It can also be a useful home page.|
Read: What Is "about:blank" (or "about:blank#blocked") and How Do I Get Rid of It?
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Enable File History in Windows 11File History can be a useful component of a larger backup strategy. I'll show you how to set it up.
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Restoring an Image Using EaseUS TodoOnce you have an image backup and an emergency disk, here's how you restore that image to your computer.
Watch: Restoring an Image Using EaseUS Todo
Why Shouldn't I "Forward to Everyone You Know"?Every few days, we get forwarded email warning us about everything from lost children to free money to crooked politicians. They're mostly bogus, and known as urban legends.
Watch: Why Shouldn't I "Forward to Everyone You Know"?
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