1,203
  • Let's Talk About Lastpass - Duration: 11 minutes.

    • 2 months ago
    • 1,591 views
    LastPass recently announced that vulnerabilities were discovered in the LastPass vault. The question is... did they then do the right thing?

    Video, related links, transcript and moderated comment...
    • CC
  • Is There Really A Reason to Hide From Your ISP using a VPN? - Duration: 21 minutes.

    • 2 months ago
    • 1,742 views
    Video, related links, transcript and moderated comments: https://askleo.com/27399

    Visit https://askleo.com for more questions and answers about technology and making technology work for you.

    Subs...
    • CC
  • To Video? Or Not to Video? - Duration: 4 minutes, 23 seconds.

    • 5 months ago
    • 635 views
    How much value do you receive from video blogs? You can tell me.

    Video, related links, transcript and moderated comments: https://askleo.com/25374

    Visit https://askleo.com for more questions and...
    • CC
  • You Can't Un-Ring a Bell - Duration: 16 minutes.

    • 6 months ago
    • 1,471 views
    An overview of what happens to your data when you post online. Once posted, it gets copied faster than you may think!

    Video, related links, transcript and moderated comments: https://askleo.com/24...
  • One of the reasons I think backups are SO important - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 6 months ago
    • 1,534 views
    I have a good reason to always be talking about backups... Once upon a time everything was lost.

    Video, related links, transcript and moderated comments: https://askleo.com/23705

    Visit https://a...
    • CC
  • Focusing on Security and Privacy - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 6 months ago
    • 1,003 views
    In the first of a periodic series on increasing privacy concerns, we look at "HTTPS Everywhere" from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

    Video, related links, transcript and moderated comments: ht...
    • CC
  • Giving Thanks - Duration: 7 minutes, 39 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    • 612 views
    In which I give thanks for many things, including you.

    Video, related links, transcript and moderated comments: https://askleo.com/24072

    Visit https://askleo.com for more questions and answers ab...
    • CC
  • Could My Car Get Hacked? - Duration: 11 minutes.

    • 7 months ago
    • 1,155 views
    The technical answer is, "Yes." And this gets more interesting when we consider the "Internet of Things" - but is this something to worry about?

    Video, related links, transcript and moderated comm...
    • CC
  • Avoiding Tech Support Scams - Duration: 22 minutes.

    • 7 months ago
    • 2,948 views
    What do you do when you suddenly find yourself on the phone with a scammer? First step... don't be fooled!

    Video, related links, transcript and moderated comments: https://askleo.com/23889

    Visit ...
    • CC
  • The Perils of Digital Archiving - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 7 months ago
    • 1,227 views
    So much of our important data is stored digitally now. But what does that mean for future archives? Will our important documents, images and music be readable one hundred years from now?

    Video, re...
    • CC
  • Why I'm Keeping My Note 7 (For a While) - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 8 months ago
    • 9,268 views
    Galaxy Note 7 phone is banned from air travel, but I'm still keeping mine. Here's why...

    Video, related links, transcript and moderated comments: https://askleo.com/23727

    Visit https://askleo.com...
    • CC
  • Why UEFI? - Duration: 8 minutes, 27 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 2,900 views
    UEFI is a replacement for the original BIOS that’s been running computers for almost a quarter of a century. UEFI allows manufacturers to take advantage of the security capabilities of the machines...
    • CC
  • Dealing with Windows Update and Windows 10 - Duration: 7 minutes, 23 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 2,840 views
    Keeping your machine as up-to-date as possible is critically important to keeping it, and yourself. safe and secure from discovered vulnerabilities. Yet, with Windows 10 of late, there seems to be ...
    • CC
  • Networking is Hard! - Duration: 8 minutes, 8 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 1,135 views
    A friend asked about transferring files from a Mac to a PC. Sadly the "correct" solution didn't even enter my mind. Why? Networking is just too fragile, particularly between platforms.

    Video, rela...
    • CC
  • Are You Always Learning? - Duration: 9 minutes, 25 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 727 views
    I was challenged to think about what my "one word" might be. I talk about that, how I arrived at it, and why it feels better as a phrase.

    Video, related links, transcript and moderated comments: h...
    • CC
  • What Is Patreon? - Duration: 7 minutes, 10 seconds.

    • 9 months ago
    • 1,004 views
    Patreon is a popular crowd-funding platform for a variety of content creators ranging from music ... to technology!

    Visit https://askleo.com for more questions and answers about technology and mak...
    • CC
  • A Couple of Travel Thoughts - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 9 months ago
    • 827 views
    Two of my more popular Ask Leo! articles cover travel related issues. I'm about to travel overseas, so touch on the two.

    Visit https://askleo.com for more questions and answers about technology an...
    • CC
  • Some Tips for Fall - Duration: 12 minutes.

    • 9 months ago
    • 958 views
    10 (+1) Tips for both those new to the internet (for school, work or elsewhere), and perhaps more importantly, reminders for the more experienced among us.

    Visit https://askleo.com for more questi...
    • CC
  • Charging an Annual Subscription for Windows? Nope. - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 9 months ago
    • 1,117 views
    There's a persistent and bogus rumor that Microsoft is planning on charging a monthly or annual subscription fee for Windows. I discuss why it's bogus, and the folks that continue to persist pushin...
  • Is It Time To Remove GWX Control Panel? - Duration: 6 minutes, 56 seconds.

    • 10 months ago
    • 2,289 views
    GWX Control Panel and the stand-alone utility Never10 were all about preventing reminders and installation of the free Windows 10 Update. Now that the free period is over, is it time to remove thos...
  • Installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update - Duration: 3 minutes, 26 seconds.

    • 10 months ago
    • 3,760 views
    The Windows 10 Anniversary Update can be installed manually. With the help of some time-lapse video I'll walk through that process, quickly.

    Get the Windows 10 Anniversary Update here: https://go....
  • If I Could Tell You Only One Thing... - Duration: 6 minutes, 19 seconds.

    • 11 months ago
    • 2,261 views
    I was asked to talk a bit about computer security the other day, and that got me to thinking about what's important, and how I prioritize what it is I would want people to remember.

    Get "Computer ...
  • Focusing on WIndows 10 - Duration: 8 minutes, 14 seconds.

    • 11 months ago
    • 2,386 views
    Focus is slowly shifting to Windows 10, and I'm curious what you think of it these days. Likes? Dislikes? Things you can't find? Not so much complaints, but opportunities where I can help?

    The art...
  • You Can't Assume the Cloud Has Your Back - Duration: 11 minutes.

    • 11 months ago
    • 1,532 views
    I received a question earlier this week that got me to thinking - too many people are making too many assumptions about the resilience of their data "in the cloud".

    Comment on the video here: http...
  • Ask Leo! Live on Facebook - July 7, 2016 - Duration: 34 minutes.

    • 11 months ago
    • 61 views
    Did my first Ask Leo! Live on Facebook today as somewhat of a test. It went very well, and as a continuation of that test, I captured the video from Facebook, pieced it together, added a logo and a...
  • What It Means To Be Platform Agnostic - Duration: 12 minutes.

    • 11 months ago
    • 1,297 views
    I describe myself as being "platform agnostic". I think that's a pretty useful thing to be. I discuss what that means, and why many passionate proponents and opponents of various platforms make me ...
  • An Update to My Internet Safety Book - Duration: 4 minutes, 53 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 655 views
    I've released an update for my Internet Safety ebook. There's a free version you can get for subscribing to The Ask Leo! Newsletter, and the expanded version will be available in a few weeks.

    Comm...
  • Edge Versus Internet Explorer - Duration: 5 minutes, 6 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 5,546 views
    How Microsoft's strategy pushing Edge seems to be dooming both Edge and IE (and how you can get IE back in WIndows 10).

    Comment on the video here: https://askleo.com/22660 - I read
    them all. (They...
  • The Binary "Base Race" - Duration: 5 minutes, 55 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,042 views
    How I started computing before I ever started computing...

    Video with transcript, related links & moderated comments can be found here: https://askleo.com/22613

    Visit https://askleo.com for more ...
  • Windows 10 Behaves Like Malware - Duration: 12 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 24,190 views
    Windows 10 is a fine operating system, but it's being tarnished by the over-the-top tactics Microsoft is using to get people to upgrade.

    Video with transcript, related links & moderated comments c...
  • What's the Risk of Using Unsupported Software? - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,119 views
    It turns out you are really the key when it comes to running unsupported software safely.

    Video with transcript, related links & moderated comments can be found here: https://askleo.com/22420

    Vis...
  • What's Up with Microsoft and email? - Duration: 12 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 2,748 views
    In the wake of Microsoft's announced withdrawal of support for Outlook.com synchronization with Windows Live Mail 2012, I review some of the implications, including an update to my position on gett...
  • Clearing Up Some Windows 10 Misconceptions - Duration: 16 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 4,987 views
    I recently had a question from someone that contained several common misconceptions about Windows 10. Let's clear a few of those up...

    Video with transcript, related links & moderated comments can...
  • Ad Free Outlook.com - With Support? - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 2,019 views
    Microsoft offers an "Ad-free" Outlook.com upgrade that also promises additional support. While the ads do disappear, the support is nowhere to be found.

    Ad-Free Outlook.com: https://go.askleo.com/...
  • We Need To Talk... - Duration: 9 minutes, 45 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,913 views
    Sometimes done is done, and it's time to move on. Put a fork in it...

    Video with transcript, related links & moderated comments can be found here: https://askleo.com/22129

    Visit https://askleo.co...
  • If Everything Just Worked... - Duration: 3 minutes, 19 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,025 views
    What would you do if you could count on technology always just working? What's stopping you? I'm honestly curious...

    Video with transcript, related links & moderated comments can be found here: ht...
  • On Aging and Being "Too Old" - Duration: 12 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 2,318 views
    I often hear from people who claim that they're "too old" to do whatever it is they see technology as requiring. Needless to say, I have a different opinion.

    Video with transcript, related links &...
  • Why Did You Recommend Software that Doesn't Work? - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,574 views
    I sometimes get feedback that a recommendation I've made has failed, sometimes horribly, for someone. I'll discuss what I care about in backup solutions, and why my recommendation - or anyone's rec...
  • Ask Leo! & Creative Commons - Duration: 4 minutes, 53 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 727 views
    I'm placing all publicly accessible Ask Leo! content under a Creative Commons license - specifically BY-NC-ND. I'll discuss what that means, and when you are and are not allowed to republish Ask Le...
  • In Search of Perfect Security - Duration: 3 minutes, 35 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,005 views
    Perfect security is a myth. So what can you do? The solution is as simple as realizing that all security is a trade-off, and paying attention to the trade-offs you make.

    Video with transcript, rel...
  • The Death of the Security Question - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,979 views
    Security questions, as a way of verifying your identity, are falling out of favor. I'll review why, and what you should do as a result.

    Video with transcript, related links & moderated comments ca...
  • Encryption, Padlocks, and Back Doors - Duration: 7 minutes, 38 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 2,051 views
    Government agencies are increasingly pushing for a "back door" to encryption. I'll look at what that means, and why it's such horrible idea.

    Video with transcript, related links & moderated commen...
  • An Update to My Internet Security Book - Duration: 5 minutes, 52 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 961 views
    It's time for me to update my book "The Ask Leo Guide to Internet Safety". Now's the time to let me know what you think should be emphasized, clarified or covered in the new edition!

    Video with tr...
  • Another reason I don't do negative reviews - Duration: 6 minutes, 39 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 2,600 views
    A site similar to Ask Leo! is being sued, and it reminds me of one of the (sad) reasons I don't often do negative reviews.

    Video with transcript, related links & moderated comments can be found he...
  • Introducing the Ask Leo! Forum - Duration: 4 minutes, 58 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,061 views
    The Ask Leo! Forum - http://forum.askleo.com - is a place for more questions, more answers, and more discussion. You can help!

    Video with transcript, related links & moderated comments can be foun...
  • Stopping Spam is Harder Than You Think - Duration: 9 minutes, 39 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,731 views
    Spam is a much more complex, much more widespread, and much more global in nature than most people realize. All that adds up to it being VERY difficult to stop.

    Video with transcript, related link...
  • Let's talk about Ransomware32 - Duration: 9 minutes, 9 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 2,060 views
    Ransomware32 is the latest threat currently making news. It's a toolkit for malware authors to make more malware more easily. I'll discuss what I think you should do about it.

    Video with transcrip...
  • Does "end of support" mean "end of life"? - Duration: 9 minutes, 35 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,624 views
    With versions of Internet Explorer prior to 11 going out of support, I'll review what that means, and make recommendations as to what steps you should take.
  • What Your Email Address Says About You - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 2,464 views
    It's not as bad as it once was, but which email provider and what email address you have can cause some to make assumptions about who you are and what you do, or don't, know.

    Video with transcript...
  • Keeping the Neighbors Out - Duration: 12 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 3,731 views
    A question I received reminded me of something important that everyone needs to do: secure their router.

    Video with transcript, related links & moderated comments can be found here: https://askleo...
to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...