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Clearview AI App can help you identify people

March 24, 2020
BY GEORGE GORDON • Computer Guru , Lahaina News

There is an iPhone app called "loT Assistant." Downloading it lets you find out if someone is watching you with their video camera, which could be located in shopping mall bathrooms or your neighbor's upstairs window.

Give it a shot and find out if your 89-year-old neighbor is watching you.

While you're at it, download the app "Clearview AI," which uses Facial Recognition to identify a person.

So if you're strolling down your street and don't recognize the person pushing an overloaded shopping cart filled with your wide-screen TV, take a photo of 'em. Hopefully, the app will give you a name - then call the police.

Last issue, I told you about the Microsoft Windows 10 update called KB4524244 that took all of your data with pictures, music and documents. You created a New User account called .000, put all of your data there, then deleted it from your old User Account.

So when you signed on to your old account, all your data had disappeared and was transferred to the new .000 account.

You can uninstall this update by clicking in the Windows Search bar, typing in "Update History," then selecting "Uninstall Updates."

Now find and select KB4524244, then click the "Uninstall" button. Now restart. Later, you can copy all the data from the .000 account over to your old account name.

Here's a useful trick when all of a sudden, one of your MacBook Pro keys on the keyboard doesn't work.

What we are going to do is to create a Floating Keyboard that you can use with your mouse to type in letters. First, go to System Preferences, Keyboard, and click on "Show Keyboard and Emoji Viewers in Menu Bar." This creates a new icon on the top right of the screen that looks like a square box with a keyboard inside. When clicked on, choose "Keyboard Viewer;" a Floating Keyboard appears that you can drag around the Desktop. Clicking on the Floating Keyboard with your mouse, you can now type in letters.

Do you keep getting those reoccurring annoying, strange e-mails, and you have to scroll down to the bottom with a magnifying glass to find the Unsubscribe button?

Well, now the UNSUBSCRIBE message can be found at the top left corner in blue on your e-mails. Just click on it to remove those e-mails from ever appearing again.

I have many clients that save hundreds or even thousands of e-mails. What if your server, or the company that sends out your e-mail, went down or out of business?

You could lose all those important e-mails. I'm going to show you how to save and protect these e-mails.

We're going to create a folder on the desktop that will save them all to your Hard Drive. So, let's give it a shot and create a Folder called "Saved E-mails."

Click on the Finder at the top left, then click on File, New Folder. On your desktop, a new icon is created called New Folder, but we want to rename it to Saved E-mails. So right-click on it, then choose Rename, then type in Saved E-mails.

Okay, that was easy; so let's open up your Mail App and select an e-mail. After it's opened, click File on the top left corner, then choose "Export as PDF." Now, on the left-hand side of the screen, click on "Desktop," then to your right, click on the new folder you created called Saved E-mails, and then click on Save. You did it!

Let's close mail, and on the Desktop, click on the Saved E-mails Folder. There it is. Fantastic. Now you can go back into the Mail App, select as many e-mails as you want and export them to the new Saved E-mails Folder on the Desktop. Afterwards, you can delete all the e-mails from the Mail App that you exported to your new folder.

Send your computer-related questions to MauiMist@aol.com.

 
 

 

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