Profile

Cover photo
Ask Leo!
292 followers|66,080 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

Ask Leo!

Shared publicly  - 
 
Why Chrome Uses So Much Freaking RAM - Good explanation. Short: it's being helpful and resilient.
Chrome may be the best browser around, but it eats up your PC’s RAM like turkey on Thanksgiving. If you’ve ever looked at your task manager, you’ve probably flipped out at the sheer number of Chrome processes and the memory they hog. Here’s why Chrome uses so much RAM, and how to curb its gluttony. The Best Web Browser for Windows The Best Web Browser for Windows The Best Web Browser for Windows The battle for best browser on Windows is especiall...
2
Add a comment...

Ask Leo!

Shared publicly  - 
 
I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss. Here's How. - This is why you MUST be skeptical always..
“Slim by Chocolate!” the headlines blared. A team of German researchers had found that people on a low-carb diet lost weight 10 percent faster if they ate a chocolate bar every day. It made the front page of Bild, Europe’s largest daily newspaper, just beneath their update about the Germanwings crash. From there, it ricocheted around the internet and beyond, making news in more than 20 countries and half a dozen languages. It was discussed on tel...
2
1
tamm srinivasan's profile photo
Add a comment...

Ask Leo!

Shared publicly  - 
 
Please enjoy: Ask Leo! #549 - Tech Translation, Closing Hotmail, Black Screens, and more... -
1
1
Thomas Phillips's profile photo
Add a comment...

Ask Leo!

Shared publicly  - 
 
50 email newsletters you need to know about - Honored to be listed in such company.
While email consistently gets a bad rap for being a productivity killer, we beg to differ. Below you'll find a list of the 50 newsletters that we look forward to getting every week ...
1
1
tamm srinivasan's profile photo
Add a comment...

Ask Leo!

Shared publicly  - 
 
"Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for the first year after its release." - If you delay the upgrade will cost.
After a year of free Windows 10 upgrades, Microsoft will start charging an unknown amount
2
4
Robert Keenan's profile photoKade Medina's profile photo
Add a comment...

Ask Leo!

Shared publicly  - 
 
Seven Things Your IT Department Wishes You Knew About Tech Support - Many apply to more than just IT Depts.
Working in the IT department is often a thankless job. You’re like the invisible behind-the-scenes worker who is only noticed when something breaks—and then you’re blamed for it. Here are seven misconceptions about tech support reps and the IT department you should know so you can work better with the IT guy or gal.
1
1
tamm srinivasan's profile photo
Add a comment...
Have them in circles
292 people
Riaan Robbertse's profile photo
Dave Johnson's profile photo
satish raghuwanshi's profile photo
Gail Bernard's profile photo
DeoMor's profile photo
Alena Schindler's profile photo
Herb Smith's profile photo
Pradip Mahato's profile photo
Alonso Barrientos's profile photo

Ask Leo!

Shared publicly  - 
 
Why can't I connect with a 169.254 IP address? - https://askleo.com/3090 - Becuse your computer made it up. :-)
1
Add a comment...

Ask Leo!

Shared publicly  - 
 
What does "No Signal" mean? - https://askleo.com/4824 - Hint: it's not a message from your computer, per se....
1
2
Thomas Phillips's profile phototamm srinivasan's profile photo
Add a comment...

Ask Leo!

Shared publicly  - 
 
Colleague Request: Seeking Anecdotes Regarding "Older" Persons' Use of Web Services -
1
Add a comment...

Ask Leo!

Shared publicly  - 
 
Classic Shell: Regain your Start menu in Windows 8 and much more. - https://askleo.com/6217 - Windows 8 + Classic Shell = Windows 7 almost
1
3
Thomas Phillips's profile phototamm srinivasan's profile photo
Add a comment...

Ask Leo!

Shared publicly  - 
 
Why Tech Support is like Buddhism - https://askleo.com/18976 - Ooooommmmm. (Or should that be Ohm?)
2
2
P.M. Laberge's profile phototamm srinivasan's profile photoThomas Phillips's profile photo
 
Speaking of which:   My spell check has gone down on ALL internet platfforms:   Yahoo mail, hotmail, gmail,  twitter, GF/B G+.  
Running up to date Win 7 on IBM p5.  Running chrome.  Have no idea what version of explorer is in the box.   It was working up to a couple of days ago.   Must I meditate?  Rebooted this AM.  
Add a comment...

Ask Leo!

Shared publicly  - 
 
IC3 urges social media users to beware: scams and fraud are surging #essential #feedly
12% of the 269,422 complaints received in 2014 had a social media aspect, be it doxing, clickjacking or pharming. Here's how to stay safe.
1
2
Thomas Phillips's profile phototamm srinivasan's profile photo
Add a comment...
People
Have them in circles
292 people
Riaan Robbertse's profile photo
Dave Johnson's profile photo
satish raghuwanshi's profile photo
Gail Bernard's profile photo
DeoMor's profile photo
Alena Schindler's profile photo
Herb Smith's profile photo
Pradip Mahato's profile photo
Alonso Barrientos's profile photo
Links
Website
Story
Tagline
Helping people with computers ... one answer at a time
Introduction

I believe that personally accessible technology is the foundation of humanity’s future. To that end I teach people to understand and safely use personal computers and related technology so that they can do more, be more, grow more and connect more than ever before, and be an active participant in that future. I do that by answering questions, educating on important topics and trends, and sharing my overall passion and excitement for the possibilities.

I’m Leo Notenboom and I have a deep desire to make computers and technology more accessible to the average person – a desire to replace the frustration that you probably feel too often with the sense of amazement andwonder I feel every day.

That’s why Ask Leo! exists.

Visit askleo.com/ask to ask your questions...