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Dave and the team discuss John McAfee’s death, Hyundai buying Boston Dynamics, the EA hack, Microsoft’s market capitalization reaching $2 trillion, carrier upgrades due to the increased traffic after the pandemic, 5G T-Mobile drinks, Roku and Quibi, Oculus Ads, TikTok downloads, issues with payment apps, and more.
Joe in Hazleton, Pennsylvania listens online and asked: “I have a very inconvenient problem with Windows 10. Whenever I come back out of sleep mode, I have my computer set to not ask me for a password, but Windows asks me for a password anyway. Then I have to click the power button and restart and then of course, it tells me “you may lose any unsaved work, are you sure you want to do this?” Yes, I want to do it because I don’t want to have to put in a password. How can I fix this?”
Joe, you can tell windows you don’t want it to ask you for the password when it wakes from sleep (or any other time).
Just go to your Settings, then click on Accounts, and then Sign-in Options.
Once you get there you’ll see a heading that reads “Require sign-in” and just below that a dropdown menu with options.
If you set that to “Never”, then Windows 10 will stop asking you for your password. Of course it will likely want you to enter your password to save those settings, but hey, you can enter it one last time.
Matthew in Hartsdale, New York listens Online and asked: “Question about my iMac computer. I’ve had it since 2009, it had a lot of memory and it’s great. Served me very well. I’ve noticed recently that I’m getting the rainbow spinning wheel when I try to open an application and I can’t go further than the desktop. Would you be able to help me find out why this is happening?”
Matthew, 12 years might as well be a century in computer years, just about anything can be wrong with that iMac. 2009 was the first year for the unibody iMacs. To Apple’s credit they’re still patching that model today, it will only be dropped with the release of Monterrey later this year.
If your software is not running it may be because of anything from hardware issues like faulty RAM or even a faulty hard drive or processor, all the way to software. You may be trying to run something more modern and demanding than a 12 year old computer can handle, or some file may have been corrupted and may need to be reinstalled. You can try to run a permissions repair job in Disk Utility but don’t get your hopes up, age eventually gets everything and everyone and your computer may be at the end of its life.
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