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Program Notes for the 4th Week of the Month

May 22, 2023, 1 and 7 PMJoin Online Meeting > The Gadget Gurus, we have no prerequisites. Just ask questions about previous topics. I will also review the current tech news. We will do our best to answer computers, smartphones, apps, cameras, tablets, and internet questions. So bring your tech issues and enjoy the meeting.
Google Will Delete Your Old Gmail if You Don’t Log in Enough – By Review Geek Review Geek

Q: On Windows 10, I can open my computer with a 4-digit pin. But my question is, if I want to increase it to a 5 or 6 number pin, how do I accomplish this?  Mark B
A: How to set an alphanumeric PIN on Windows 10 – by Fatima Wahab

Note: If you feel more security is required with Win 10 or 11, you could always use your password to sign in.

Q: Hackers may have stolen the master key to another password manager | Jay B
A: > The exploit allows an attacker to steal a KeePass user’s master password in plain text — in other words, in an unencrypted form — simply by extracting it from the target computer’s memory.
.  > It requires physical access to the machine from which the master password is to be extracted.
.  > If a target computer was infected with malware, it could be configured to dump KeePass’s memory and send the password back to the hacker.

Q: I got my Gmail account started. I also noticed I have an iCloud email account (I am mainly Apple based with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, etc). In reading, the iCloud email was given to me because of the Apple products. Rocky M

. > What is your opinion on the differences, pros, cons, and need for both email accounts?
A: An iCloud email address was created for you when you first signed up for iCloud access with your first Apple product. It is used to access your Apple services. You can change it. How to change your Apple ID to a different email address.
Note: You should change the address to one you monitor regularly.

. > Also, can my wife use the same Gmail account as we have done with our Comcast account? Mac OS-X  Rocky M
A: You each should have your own email account. See my program Couples Sharing Email Addresses.

Q: Nancy was given one of those Skylight Frames for Mother’s Day. Do you know where it shows continuing pictures that have been downloaded? I have downloaded approx. 300 pictures. The instruction book says you can attach up to 25MB of photos. Have any idea how many photos that may be?  Sam M
A: I looked at the manual it states, “Storage space on the device: 8GB (enough for 8000+ photos)”. I guess the frame will let you know when the storage space is full. See the Skylight Frame specification page.

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