Can photos be transferred from an Android phone directly to a laptop? | Q&A with Patrick Marshall

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Q: I need help saving my photos. I have an Android phone that uploads photos from the phone to my Google Photos account. I haven’t been able to transfer photos directly from my phone to my laptop (primary storage site), so the only way I can get them is to download them from the Google account to my laptop. After I do that, I want to delete them but I’m afraid if I delete them from the Google Photos account, I’ll delete them everywhere. I do back up photos to my Dropbox account. I

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Can I stop emails from downloading to a PC? | Q&A with Patrick Marshall

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Q: I am one of the old guys (pushing 80) mentioned in your recent article. I have several issues with our computers. Our 2-year-old Dell laptop with Windows 10 downloads emails when it is turned on. This is not the primary computer. I would like it to only download emails when tasked to do so.

The Dell also refuses to recognize our Canon Pixma printer. I tried downloading the printer data on the laptop.

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We also have a Mac from 2019 and recently had upgraded from Catalina to Big Sur.

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