Tech Tip: Don’t Use Public WiFi Until You Read This …

January 18, 2021

We’re all guilty of it: connecting to free public WiFi. Whether it’s at the coffee shop, hotel or airport, the temptation to check email and surf the web is just too strong to resist. But before you connect to any …

Tech Tip: The Dangers of Dropbox and Other File Sync Apps

January 11, 2021

If you’re using Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive or other consumer-grade file sync and sharing cloud applications, listen up. These applications pose a huge threat to your company, enabling company data to be spread far and wide without central oversight of …

ANC: Former Latham Hotel Site Is ‘Blighted Property’

January 7, 2021

Warned and ready, Georgetown was spared a repeat of June’s street violence last night, Jan. 6, following out-of-town protesters’ assault on the U.S. Capitol. Today, as after the June incidents, new fences and shielding are going up on the Hill, …

Kitty Kelley Book Club: David Rubenstein’s ‘How to Lead’

January 4, 2021

By Kitty Kelley

The Irish were the first to master the art of television conversation with “The Late Late Show,” moderated by Gay Byrne in Dublin from 1962 to 1990 and still running today with various hosts. Then came the …

Tech Tip: What to Do Before You Go to Starbucks


So you’re in the car on the way home from Starbucks, basking in the glow of consuming your triple-shot low-foam extra-hot pumpkin-spice latte, when you suddenly realize your laptop has gone missing. You drive back like the caffeinated lunatic you …

ANC Monday: New Officers, Jelleff Center, Decks for Streateries


The January public meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E will be held online via Zoom on Monday, Jan. 4, at 6:30 p.m. It can be accessed HERE. No fee or account is needed. Those without a computer or access …

Next Print Issue of The Georgetowner: Jan. 13

December 28, 2020

The next print issue of The Georgetowner — and the first of the new year — will be on its way to every Georgetown mailbox on Jan. 13, 2021.

That’s right, 2020 will soon be behind us. And we’d just …

Tech Tip: Remove That Unwanted Freeware


Like it or not, PC manufacturers LOVE to stuff your brand-new PC full of “free” applications. They get paid to do it, so you’ve got a slim chance of getting one without a side of spamware.

But clutter is the …

Mayor Issues ‘Holiday Pause’ of Activities

December 21, 2020

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser issued a mayor’s order to shut down certain activities from Wednesday, Dec. 23, at 10 p.m. until Friday, Jan. 15, at 5 a.m. The order also extends the District’s current state of emergency and public health …

Tech Tip: If You Installed It, You Must Update It — Right Away!


There are thousands of hackers who get up every morning with one goal in mind: to find a new vulnerability in a commonly installed software — like Adobe, Flash or QuickTime — to access your computer.

The big software companies …