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Q: The photos taken with smartphones take up a lot of memory space. I’d like to reduce the size of my photos from several megabytes to a little less than one megabyte, a size I’ve found adequate for viewing on a computer, attaching to e-mails or printing 4-by-6-inch photos. But the camera se…

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Q: I use the Safari web browser on my MacBook Pro, and typically have several tabs (separate screens showing different web pages) open at the same time. One of these tabs is always the Google search page. But when I return to the Google search tab, the page is sometimes inactive, which means… Read more

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The coronavirus crisis may be preventing Apple from holding its annual worldwide developers conference in its traditional setting in front of a huge crowd of adoring fans, programmers and content creators, but that doesn’t mean Apple has given up on the tech-centric gathering. Read more

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Amazon, IBM, and Microsoft have generated a lot of excitement by announcing that they will, at least for a while, stop selling facial recognition software to police departments. Municipalities have imposed moratoriums. Some activists are calling for an outright ban, on the grounds that the t… Read more

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Q: My HP OfficeJet printer and my desktop PC are on a mesh Wi-Fi network. The printer recently stopped receiving printing requests that the PC sent through the Wi-Fi network. But the printer still receives Wi-Fi printing requests sent from my iPhone and laptop PC. What’s wrong? Read more

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Q: I have a 2-year-old Microsoft Surface tablet PC that gets hot to the touch after it has been on for about 3 minutes. This happens whether I use battery power or plug it into the wall outlet. I don’t use complicated programs, just e-mail or Microsoft Word. I’ve run the PC’s “diagnostic kit… Read more

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Apple Inc. is preparing to announce a shift to its own main processors in Mac computers, replacing chips from Intel Corp., as early as this month at its annual developer conference, according to people familiar with the plans. Read more

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Q: We have two Windows 10 PCs and would like to share documents and photos between them. On our Windows 7 PCs we would have used the “Homegroup” function, but it’s been discontinued in newer versions of Windows 10. As a result, the two PCs can “see” each other on our home network, but they c… Read more

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Smartphone apps and connected devices that largely have seen niche use in the telemedicine context are likely to see a significant growth as online and remote consultations with doctors during the COVID-19 pandemic become more routine and established in the months to come. Read more

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Back in September of 2017, Apple showed off a new product called AirPower, which was a wireless charger that could power three devices at once. Apple showed the AirPower charging an iPhone, some AirPods and an Apple Watch all at the same time. Read more

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Q: In your column about Microsoft Office 365 (see tinyurl.com/ydyhsap2), you said the user “must go online at least once every 30 days or your PC-based software will stop working.” What do you mean by go online? Just connect to the internet? Use the Microsoft Edge browser? Update my Office 3… Read more

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Q: For years, I’ve been storing my camera and phone pictures to my online Google Photos account. (I download the camera photos to my PC and upload them to Google Photos from there.) But for the last couple of months I either haven’t been able to upload the camera photos from my PC, or could … Read more

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia — A Canadian judge ruled Wednesday the U.S. extradition case against a senior Huawei executive can proceed to the next stage, a decision that is expected to further harm relations between China and Canada.The Chinese embassy in Ottawa later warned Canada to drop t… Read more

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Have you been missing something amid the lockdowns and stay-at-home orders? No, not human contact. Not even toilet paper.Robocalls.Industry experts say robocalls are way down — scam calls as well as nagging from your credit-card company to pay your bill. The coronavirus pandemic has inflicte… Read more

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Q: I’m using PC-based Microsoft Office 2010, which will stop receiving security updates in October. The company is directing me to switch to Microsoft 365 (the new name for the online Office 365). But I’m not sure I want to switch. Will the online version be able to read all my existing Word… Read more

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Q: During Zoom video calls, my screen image follows my actual movements very slowly. If I move my head or speak, there’s sometimes a delay of two seconds or more before it happens on my screen. (This didn’t happen during a Microsoft Teams video call.) Other people in the Zoom meeting say the… Read more

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Q: I use an online Google Photos account to back up the pictures on my Android phone. Our desktop PC also has access to the account. But when I recently set up my wife’s iPhone to back up its photos to the same account, I ran into trouble. My phone and the PC show that the Google Photos acco… Read more

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After last week’s column on PC and Mac video calling (see tinyurl.com/v4zeggr), several readers wanted to know if the sound quality could be improved. Dale Lewellyn of Bloomington, Minn., wanted to know if sound could be adjusted so people could hear one another at the same time. Marcia Edwa… Read more

The fallout from the coronavirus pandemic could sharply increase the number of people who work from home after it subsides, according to a new analysis. Researchers at the Rockefeller Institute of Government, which had been monitoring the practice even before the crisis, said businesses have… Read more

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