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RE: Charter Spectrum Internet

What does this have tp do with RVing?Even though you have been a member since 2005, you must not look in much. Many posts in this thread have little or nothing to do with an RV. For example, Apple vs Windows or Apple vs Android, etc. etc.
AsheGuy 01/29/21 09:36am Technology Corner
RE: Norton Security

To download any app from Microsoft store, you must log in. Yep, to download any app, including Skype--gotta have an account. I never download an app from the Microsoft store. I abandoned Microsoft apps years ago. No problem as there are plenty of alternatives. I just use Windows as an operating system and I would abandon it for Linux except for a couple of apps I need to don't have a Linux version.
AsheGuy 01/17/21 02:03pm Technology Corner
RE: Norton Security

BTW, isn't Defender Microsoft based? And with the now mandatory "Microsoft Account", Bill Gates and Company have full knowledge of Windows 10 users' actions.A "Microsoft Account" is not mandatory on Windows 10. It is the default so only those that allow Microsoft to dictate your Windows configuration get a "Microsoft Account" instead of a local PC account. With that being said, I am a Google app user and therefore Google knows all about me. I don't care as I have nothing to hide but also in today's tech world information about you is harvested in many different ways anyway. My credit card company is very good at warning of a possible scam. I have never had any problem operating in this world since the Internet came on the scene.
AsheGuy 01/17/21 12:05pm Technology Corner
RE: Blocking "Restricted" Calls on Smartphone

I am not familiar with the features of other phone brands now since my wife and I have both been Google Pixel users for several years now. But the Google phone app has a solution for avoiding unwanted calls that works just fine. When you get a call that is not in your contacts, the phone app invokes its call screening function and gives you the choice to answer the call, screen it or hang up. If you choose the screen the call option, the phone app tells the caller that the call is being screened and they can either say their name and purpose of call or hang up. If the caller responds instead of hanging up, you can see what they say and either answer the call or hang up. It has saved me many times from rejecting calls I needed to take, like a call from a doctors office, or some other source I should take the call from even though it is not in my contacts.
AsheGuy 12/27/20 12:03pm Technology Corner
RE: Remembrances of vacuum tube days

Wow, a lot of old timers here. :) I went to work for IBM in 1960 just at the vacuum tube to transistor technology change. Back then, a computer problem could be fixed by turning off the lights and looking for vacuum tubes with their filament out. I worked for IBM 38 years before retirement during an amazing technology evolution. I often think about how my phone today has way more power and memory than a "mainframe" computer that took up a whole room. In 1961, the IBM 7090 "mainframe" computer that was the top of the line of their new transistorized computers had 32K bytes of memory and that magnetic core memory alone took up a box larger than a typical refrigerator. I was one of the IBM crew that worked shifts around the clock to maintain this computer used by a Fort Worth, TX aircraft plant in their engineering/design department. Quite a different world. 82 years and counting...
AsheGuy 12/11/20 04:42pm Technology Corner
RE: radio unit upgrade?

www cruthfield com is a good shopping place Thanks for this suggestion. I have been putting off replacing the radio in our RV for some time but have kept putting it off. The one we have now is the 3rd radio for it. Anyway, I checked out Crutchfield and they had a variety of units that fit our 2004 Sprinter/2005 LTV RV and one had all that I wanted so I ordered it and it will be here in two days. I have installed the other two radio updates but Crutchfield includes installation instructions and what is needed so I am confident I can do it again. Motivation for new radio was to get phone (android) recognition and be able to have hands free calling and ability to stream audio books from my phone.
AsheGuy 12/09/20 10:13am Technology Corner
RE: Best virus, spyware protection.

I recently dropped Bitdefender and figure I'll give Microsoft Defender a shot. I've been hearing that it's much improved. I also run the paid Malwarebytes. It's my understanding that the difference between free and paid Malwarebytes is the paid version runs in real time and stops the threat before it gets into the system, while the free version has to be initiated by you after the fact..Just where I am, except free AVG had been my choice for years. But now with MS built in protection and always on Malwarebytes I have not had a problem. I also use Gmail and its spam blocking is quite good at sorting out the chaff in email. But as mentioned, avoiding risky websites helps. Whatever, I haven't had anything compromised on any of my devices in years.
AsheGuy 12/04/20 09:10am Technology Corner
RE: Lifting or Leveling a Class B van

Thanks for the suggestion on air shocks. I will look into that and it may be an option. I have used air bags for the rear in the past.(on last roadtrek 190P)There are air bags in the back of our LTV but they are more for stiffening the suspension instead of increasing road clearance. Our LTV is on a Sprinter chassis though and it has a good road clearance to begin with. But I did drag the frame once (minor damage fortunately) returning to a road that had an uphill to the road shoulder and I drove back up the shoulder at an angle that was inappropriate. Part of my learning something new every day. :(
AsheGuy 11/19/20 07:48pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Elon's Starlink Internet Service

And like anything satellite, cloud cover and precipitation will affect reception. But in areas without access alternatives, it's better than nothing, albeit expensive.The only folks who believe this are the cable company ad-writers. I've had Dish for 22 years now. Never once had an outage for weather, clouds, snow, or rain. There used to be a 20 minute outage twice a year for solar interference, but that has gone away now.We had Dish and then DIRECTV and both were regularly affected by thunderstorms etc. Jumped at the chance for a fiber TV/Internet service when it became available and no more signal interruptions.
AsheGuy 11/19/20 07:14pm Technology Corner
RE: WINDOWS 10 Experts Please

I don't believe any of the "experts" that have commented on this thread so far have addressed the fact that current Windows 10 versions default to the user of a new PC signing up for a Microsoft account with password. If the user of a Windows 10 PC is using a Microsoft account on their PC, they have to login with its password or they will not be able to access their content that is in the MS cloud rather than on their PC. Many new users are not aware enough of this to reject the MS default of using a Microsoft account and instead setting up a local account on their PC that will allow logging in with or without a password at the user's choice, and result in their documents being on their PC and not the MS cloud. That leads to the question to the OP, which kind of account was set up on your PC. A PC can be setup with both account types and if that is the case for the OP, maybe that is what is causing the confusion.
AsheGuy 11/07/20 08:07am Technology Corner
RE: Hulu, or something similar?

Does anyone know why they cap hotspots, but not the phone? I'm only guessing, but that would imply that hotspots take more data.Hotspots can handle data from multiple devices via Wi-fi, a phone is just one device that can use data. So yes, a hotspot can use way more data.
AsheGuy 10/29/20 12:36pm Technology Corner
RE: New laptop?

A Chromebook would seem to be ideal for you. As has been mentioned in another post, Credit Karma is an alternative to Tax Act and it is free, I've been using it for several years and it does the job. Chromebooks run all Google apps so Google Docs is there for writing letters, etc. Google's Gmail will handle your email including from any other email accounts and sync with your iPhone Gmail. My wife has a Chromebook which meets her needs that are very similar to yours.
AsheGuy 10/20/20 10:19pm Technology Corner
RE: 1992 Falcon Chevy Chassis

Thanks, here is the photo (I think it's an old Suburban DSI type, am I right?)Glad you were able to post the photo but I have no idea what it is. It does appear to be way past its prime though. :(
AsheGuy 10/19/20 09:35am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: 1992 Falcon Chevy Chassis

I have a photo of the water heater box (lots of rust) and would post it if I can figure out how. ChuckGo to this link and upload your photo to it. Then copy the photo link you get from that website into your post using the photo icon at the top of the posting window (see below).
AsheGuy 10/19/20 08:40am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: 2007 roadtrek adventurous need help

We have a 2005 LTV diesel Sprinter van that we bought new and now have just over 150K miles on it. Would buy the same RV again if we were to do it over again. Average MPG over those miles has been 21 MPG and that is over many mountains in our many long trips two of which were to Alaska. please tell me the regular maintenance you do and problems you have incurred and what i should look for please and thank you so much.I sent you a PM but it doesn't show as being sent on my private messages. If you didn't get it, send me your email address via a PM and I will send you a copy of the maintenance log on our LTV.
AsheGuy 09/21/20 09:30pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Winterizing

Hi. I'm a newby. ?Welcome to the world. Since you already solved your problem this is a mute point but many make the same mistake. This forum (Class B - Camping Van Conversions) says it all. If the chassis of an RV didn't come off the assembly line as a van, it is not a Class B. Your RV with a truck cab and the RV coach part built behind it is a Class C.
AsheGuy 09/19/20 12:08pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Outlook/Google Issue

Okay guys, am using Outlook because we have several Gmail addresses for different activities. All set to IMAP and no user credential problems with Windows. I can read mail online with Gmail, but that means signing in and out of accounts. It was so much easier with Outlook. Will be back home late on Friday and will see what happens.You think it is so much easier in Outlook because you don't understand the options out there for you. I have six email addresses (on three different email servers) I monitor through one of my gmail accounts and no I don't have to log into more than one account to send and receive emails in all six accounts. I'm not sure why you consider using the Gmail client as reading email online and Outlook not unless you have an old version of Outlook before Outlook became cloud based. All it takes is to forward all monitored email accounts to one account and then in that account to set Gmail client to reply to email addresses from the same email address it was sent to: Accounts & Import in Gmail Settings: I have all my emails come to my main account inbox, but they can be directed to other folders(labels) as the user prefers. etc. And the upside is, Gmail client managed email can be accessed from any device (Windows, I-stuff, Android, Linux...)
AsheGuy 09/17/20 02:54pm Technology Corner
RE: New iPad

I agree with you, I like my Apple products too. I have the iPad, iPhone and iWatch.... they all sync together great!There is nothing unique about this. The fact that your list is limited to Apple products is why I don't do Apple. My wife and I use Google apps. My wife has an iPad, Pixel phone & Chromebook laptop and I have a Lenovo Win 10 laptop, Lenovo Win 10 desktop PC, a Pixel phone, a Samsung tablet, and another desktop PC at a second home with Linux Mint running on it. Our google apps run and sync on all these platforms for my wife and my respective accounts. This covers 99% of our tech tasks and the other 1% are my non-cloud apps (graphics editor, video editor & text editor) that only run on my Win 10 PCs.
AsheGuy 09/15/20 12:56pm Technology Corner
RE: Upgrading to a better phone

garmp I have had Samsung phones but have moved on to less expensive and better phones for my need. Lessons I have learned: Don't buy a phone from your carrier Buy an unlocked phone First unlocked phone I bought was a Motorola Moto phone that was cheap and very functional I moved up to Google pixel phones that are more expensive but still you can get really good buys if you buy one that has just been superseded by their latest model. The problem with Samsung phones for me is that since I am a Google app user on all my devices (Gmail, Google Drive, Google Photos, etc.) I don't need or want all the Samsung stuff that they put on their phones but they cannot be deleted. Here is an example of an inexpensive Motorola Moto phone that would easily meet your needs: Motorola Moto g phone My wife who is technically illiterate first inherited my Moto phone and then later a Pixel phone and she loved them both after moving from a Samsung phone. Carriers will provide a sim card to connect any customer's unlocked phone to their network.
AsheGuy 09/12/20 01:26pm Technology Corner
RE: 2007 roadtrek adventurous need help

We have a 2005 LTV diesel Sprinter van that we bought new and now have just over 150K miles on it. Would buy the same RV again if we were to do it over again. Average MPG over those miles has been 21 MPG and that is over many mountains in our many long trips two of which were to Alaska.
AsheGuy 09/06/20 08:33am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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