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Comment by Alex Toth on Geekly Update - 22 February 2017 (February 24, 2017 06:37 AM)
Follow up: @Lucy, @Frank, et al I, too, asked my credit card company, CapitalOne, to cancel the second year charge, with all the a/m details and more...
Comment by Dave on [TAXES] Free Tax Filing Options (February 23, 2017 11:25 PM)
I've used FreeTaxUSA two years now, and I prefer it to TurboTax. And its free. Filing the federal form electronically is free, too. Electronically fil...
Comment by Joan on Are All Online Colleges Accredited? (February 23, 2017 09:51 PM)
I'd like to add that not all of an accredited college/university's programs (online or not) may be accredited. For example: Major State Univers...
Comment by Lucy on Geekly Update - 22 February 2017 (February 23, 2017 08:23 PM)
Yes, I am sorry to say we too were charged for a renewal of Cloud service by iDrive. We had not knowingly set up to use the cloud storage service, a...
Comment by Pat on Geekly Update - 22 February 2017 (February 23, 2017 08:06 PM)
I'm another unsatisfied I-Driver. Wanted to use as a stand-alone Wi-Fi backup for laptop, desktop and tablet. Wi-Fi was a pain to say the least. Would...
Comment by Geoff on Geekly Update - 22 February 2017 (February 23, 2017 06:27 PM)
Re: the wonderful world of I-Drive. On my second attempt to contact them , I got through. I also do not want (or need) cloud storage. I am also not...
Comment by Dean on Geekly Update - 22 February 2017 (February 23, 2017 05:29 PM)
Pearl system sounds good at first, but think about it... Spend 4 to 5 hundred bucks on something that is easily removed by alert criminals? Does it c...
Comment by Dean Hadlock on How Can I Find Out Who I Am Related To? (February 23, 2017 04:13 PM)
Digital roots family finder. When I try to access the link you have I get nowhere. Is there another link?...
Comment by Monte on Are All Online Colleges Accredited? (February 23, 2017 02:55 PM)
Thank you, Bob! Our newly adopted daughter turned 17 in December, and is already looking for college options. She's already an "A" student enrolled in...
Comment by brin fisher on Can You Trust ScanGuard? (February 23, 2017 02:12 PM)
thanks Bob, looks like you have saved a lot of people including myself an awful lot of trouble, the presentation for scanguard is so impressive it's a...

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