Lounge Life

Must Comcast customer host public Wi-Fi hotspot?

Lounge member OneDave is perplexed by features of his new Comcast modem. He posts a list of questions about the modem and Comcast Internet services in the Networking forum.

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Protecting passwords on multiple devices

Lounge member Trev has used KeePass happily for years on his Windows PC. These days, he’s branched out into other devices, so he asks Loungers in the Non-Microsoft OSes forum to recommend a KeePass-compatible app for his Android tools.

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Lots of chatter about Win10 upgrade this week

A number of Lounge posts note the sudden appearance of Win10-upgrade invitations on Windows machines. Lounge member lylejk was the first to broach the topic in the Win10 forum, but other Loungers soon chimed in with upgrade worries, speculation, and some news about rollout date and eventual price.

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Learning to use Visual Basic for Applications

Lounge member ADAMESKI wants to streamline the repetitive process of filling out forms at work. He thinks a couple of VBA commands show potential, but he’s unable to make them work.

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Changing our ways with our many credentials

Lounge member Photorer stores almost all his Internet usernames and passwords (295 of them) in his principal browser — Google Chrome. He’d like a recommendation for a program that will let him export all these credentials to a colleague.

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Advice from fellow travelers on the Internet

A General Windows post started with a question about an ominous “X” and a red line through the https: portion of a Web address. What did it mean? asked Lounge member lumpy95.

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What kind of computer does an older woman want?

Lounge member Double Tap is deeply annoyed that the WOW! computer his 90-year-old mother bought can use only an HP inkjet printer. He wrote to the Non-Microsoft OSes forum for advice — he wants to hack the WOW!’s Linux operating system to make it accept a Brother black-and-white laser printer.

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Technology, terminology — and talk about both

Lounge member RetiredGeek had encouraging news to report in the Networking forum: his newly purchased cable modem was not only going to save him money, but his download speeds were notably faster. Speedily enough, discussion turned to speed-testing tools. Faster still (from across the pond in the U.K.) were nomenclature questions. Do we all understand exactly what “cable modem” means in the U.K. and the U.S.? Is “Mbits” the same as “Mbps”?

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In praise of the now-rare Easter egg

Maybe the recent holiday made them do it, but Lounge members hanging out in the General Productivity forum went hunting for Easter eggs this past week. Some of their find s— of the software kind — are colorful, indeed.

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