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By Charles Miller   What is a Pup?   An Atención reader stopped me on the street this week with a question. She asked, “What’s a pup?” The obvious answer is “cute, cuddly, loves to chew on things,” but she quickly clarified that her computer had popped up a message saying it had blocked access [...]

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By Charles Miller Alternative Browser Gives You Ultimate Online Privacy   A recent conversation I had with a businessman client led to a discussion of online anonymity and some ways to achieve more of it. An unfortunate reality of the world we live in is that some other countries are governed by totalitarian regimes that [...]

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By Charles Miller   Did You Lost Your Cell Phone?   Earlier I related the story of losing my cell phone, and undoubtedly some readers will be quick to tell me that the subject of this week’s column is what I should have written about first. What I am about to describe this week actually [...]

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By Charles Miller Lost Cellphone? Don’t Change Your Phone Number Yet! A pair of these columns in recent weeks have dealt with the consequences of losing portable computing devices and the “disaster plan” everyone needs to have to cope with this situation should it arise. Our computers, smartphones, and tablets have become almost indispensable tools [...]

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By Charles Miller   Recovering a Lost Password   Last week in this column, I chronicled the story of the client who survived the loss of her computer because she had planned ahead and had done everything right. This week, I continue dealing with the fallout that can result from the loss of a computer [...]

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By Charles Miller   Password Management Software: Part of a Good Disaster Plan   One of my clients recently suffered an unfortunate loss, the fallout from which was mitigated by her having a very good disaster plan. From my view as a tech person, what I saw was a textbook case of someone doing everything [...]

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By Charles Miller   Laptop, Cellphone, and Tablet Golden Rule: Don’t Drain Your Battery to Exhaustion   Soon after last week’s Atención went on sale, I received a complaint from a loyal reader. The reader chastised me for the earlier column in which I stated that modern rechargeable batteries should never be run completely flat [...]

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By Charles Miller   Beware of iPhone Batteries   All week long, I have been haunted by the visual of that YouTube.com video I made reference to in this column last week. For those who may have missed it, the surveillance video on YouTube at https://youtu.be/C6IDgHhDpoE shows what happened when one shopper decided to test [...]

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By Charles Miller   The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same   The original French epigram pinned by Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr in the 19th century is “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.” The more things change, the more they stay the same. I am glad that proverb applies to a [...]

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By Charles Miller What to Do When the Plug Fit But Still Did Not Work Recently I have received several unrelated calls with one thing in common. All the calls were from clients who were having troubles with things that plugged in and seemed to fit but for some reason did not work as expected. [...]

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