Cyn Mackley

Tech Whisperer & Mystery Writer

Tech Tips Monthly

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  1. The reviews on this version are not good. No longer free. Loaded with ads. After reading the reviews, I chose to not install the revised version of the app. Please find us a better one!

  2. My mother lives in Isle of Wight, Virginia. When I visit, I have mobile phone and internet service only if I am standing at a bedroom window or I go outside. Service is really bad in that area.

  3. Yeah, because I have “Pro,” so I have set the longest delays possible on the updates. That way, MS has time to patch the problems and patch the patches and patch the patches for the patches before I get hit with them!!!

    I read a bit of tech news here and there, and I don’t think the experiences being reported of stuff gone awry and run amok indicate much or any improvement. There’s always a fix awaiting roll-out for some mess or another.

  4. What are the symbols at the top of the page in each email for? Specifically the last from the right. While looking for Settings to unstack my email, I clicked on that and lost this email. I checked Trash, Spam and then searched and found it in the “CynMackey” labeled emails.
    Come to think of it that symbol looks kinda like an envelope. Now to get it back into the Inbox.

  5. So, if Dropbox does the same thing OneDrive does, I don’t really need it, do I? I’ve never understood Dropbox. I got OneDrive in order to sync with another computer in the house and I’m finding that it’s holding everything that’s on my computer, including my External Hard Drive. Then Dropbox came along and wanted me to install it – which I did. I was planning on writing to you, asking you to tell me just what Dropbox was for.

  6. Oh my gosh, Cyn – how can I ever thank you enough for showing me how to move my email page without it filling up the whole screen! I am happy beyond words! And it was SO simple to do, SO easy! I knew there just had to be a way but I never could find it. I’m learning more from you than I ever thought possible. I don’t remember how I found you but am ever so grateful that I did!

  7. OMG what fun this is! Who knew? I certainly didn’t, but now I can have a game site right near my email site! I didn’t know that I didn’t know about this little “trick”. My monitor isn’t large enough to have both websites up side by side, but now I can click on that little icon in the task bar (thanks for that tip, too!) and easily toggle back and forth between the two desktops. Whoopee!

  8. Many thanks for your help here. You have probably heard this a hundred times but here is 101, “Thank you for all you do for us and for being there to answer questions” Cheers from Alexandria Va., Don and Lacy Kula

  9. This helped me SOOO MUCH! I have looked all over the internet for help with this. This is finally the answer. Kudos to a WOMAN to figure out what we were saying and what we needed!

  10. I got this with the Edge browser. It took a reset to make it go away. When I restarted the browser it simply came back.


  11. 100% agree!
    My problem is with Google passwords. They are never correct even though I’ve just changed one and one isn’t enough for all my devices!

  12. This is a GREAT website Cyn, I particularly like the Birthday quotes. After I say Happy Birthday to someone, either in an email or on social media, that seems so inadequate. Greeting Cards have conditioned us to be more inspiring – and this one website really has a LOT of inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Downloading videos or music for personal use is not piracy, therefor it is not illegal or breaking a law. To impose that upon people would be tyrannical and opposition to such a law would be important. Piracy is when you sell something that is not yours, downloading for personal use has been done for a long long time. That’s why radios have record buttons, VHS had record buttons, and DVR have record buttons. I’ll never understand these sheeple who say it’s illegal and wrong to download something for personal use.

  14. These new options look great and lead me to ask a question based on a current need – that doesn’t include waiting for this new MS dual screen option. May I please pose my question here?

    I have been reviewing small pcs, including apple products, as well as larger tablets for ease of portability as a travel option and 2 options coming out on top appear to be:

    Apple – iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation) with Wi-Fi + Cellular – 512 GB – Silver with separate keyboard purchase


    Microsoft – Surface Pro X – 13″ Touch Screen – Microsoft® SQ1™ – 8GB Memory – 128GB Solid State Drive – WiFi + 4G LTE – Matte Black 13 in touch screen. keyboard separate purchase.

    I leaned toward the iPad Pro, however, based on discussion of my needs, the store rep (non-commissioned) introduced me to the MS Surface Pro. A good option due to portability, touch screen and keyboard and lighter and easier handling when traveling. It also seems to have more computing power, which is especially good for photo editing.

    Evidently, this new MS Surface Pro X has more computing power than the Apple iPad Pro.

    My concern: I need computing power and storage for lots of pictures including a photoshop-type app. When traveling, this would be my “pc.”

    I currently use: hp pavilion, intel core i7, 8th generation. I have a desktop 5 TB external drive as one backup storage source.

    As my ‘go-to’ expert, what else would you suggest I consider. My understanding is that MS purportedly plans to keep this newer model updated as Apple does now with its products. A head-to-head competitor. I don’t want to be stuck in 2 years when MS retires this in favor of some other new option.


  15. I wish I could try every browser. If I am not having trouble with Firefox, is there a need to try each browser that offers privacy protection?

    Electric power went out just as I attempted sending previous comment; thus this may be duplicate and can be ignored.

  16. Cyn, I’m going to try compatibility mode (Windows 10) for my uncooperative ext hd problem. It’s just possible I’d moved the files to it with my previous pc, maybe not even Windows 10. If it works I’ll let you know, Trish

  17. This sounds like a ruse for a money making scheme by Samsung.
    I use a Samsung TV and cell phone…but I don’t like the TV and as soon as I can afford it I’m going with a Sony. The phone…we’ll see.

  18. Appreciate comment: “Charge it up: …invest in a battery backup.” Is any battery backup charger acceptable or are there brands that you suggest? If brand is not critical, what specs or quality concerns should be included in selection of a phone charger? Will the same specs apply to a cordless / WIFI charger? I have a Galaxy S7.