You’ve heard of anti-virus, anti-malware, and firewalls. No-script and ad-blockers are old news to you. What’s the next level of protection for your privacy out there? Virtual Private Networks, also called VPNs, might be it! Are they for you? We go over the basics of this privacy tool and you can get a good starting point for deciding that for yourself!
Its that time of year again: when we think more about others, and find ourselves wanting to extend help to our fellow members of humanity as we go about the sun one more time. Sadly, whenever there’s a chance to do good, there are scammers ready and waiting to try and take advantage of people’s good will and generosity.
We even had some links in the show that we thought you’d find useful. For your convenience:
We have such a great bunch of listeners that when we first started our Peripherals show that their calls kept us from getting as far as we wanted to. And that’s better than okay, that’s great! Rather than put off your calls (we LOVE your calls), we’re continuing the topic!
Since so many of you were looking to get new (and ever your first) computer this Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales season, we wanted to cover all the goodies, gadgets, and gizmos that will let you get the most out of your new buy. So, without further ado?
Since so many of you were looking to get new (and ever your first) computer this Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales season, we wanted to cover all the goodies, gadgets, and gizmos that will let you get the most out of your new buy. So, without further ado? We continue our Peripherals show!
So – how’s your email list? Is it growing steadily – or a bit stagnant? And when’s the last time you actually contacted them?If you are ready to develop a great list of email addresses to start marketing to, you need a plan! If you have been building a list, but haven’t sent anything for months, an email “out of the blue” can cause more harm than good! Learn how to get that first one graciously opened. Email marketing is still the number one tool. It’s still (at least) 40 times more effective at gaining customers than Facebook, and Twitter combined. Likes and follows don’t help the bottom line. In this workshop, you will learn how to: • Get started with gathering email contacts • Establish an organized contact segmentation process • Grow your email lists online and in person • Keep your subscribers interested and engaged after they sign up. Join Mckenna Hallett for this in-person gathering. She is a wordsmith, copywriter, and marketing professional who has over 50 years in sale
The trick with the United States government is, for better and worse, it changes pretty frequently. This can make continuity between administrations a little tricky at best. The past administration was pro-Net Neutrality, for instance. But more than that, they can change during their tenure. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler really worried some people when he came in as a cable industry insider, and gradually changed to being a pro-consumer advocate.
So, what will the next four years look like? And what can we do about things if we don’t like how they’re looking? Jonathan, LD, and Sam talk about that very subject!
We continue our talk about the change of administration and what this could mean for us. And, frankly, there’s a lot of question marks for a variety of subjects! For instance: we’ve seen Comcast and Time Warner attempt to merge only to call it off. Later, Time Warner and Charter merged. Was this good for consumers? Well, maybe not.
But now? AT&T and DirectTV want to merge, and while the deal has been made it hasn’t been done. What do we know about how the upcoming administration feels about this? Will this benefit consumers? We talk about this and more in hour two!
Anyone who has listened to the show knows we love new technology. Its exciting when you think of all the possibilities that open up to people! But, at the same time, you also know we sometimes dread new technology because people will also abuse it.
Adobe demonstrated VoCo (Voice Conversation) that could be best described as “CGI for audio.” Much like computer graphics can make the impossible happen in a movie, VoCo can create and recreate a person’s voice with an interface that’s about as easy to use as Microsoft Word. What could go wrong?
Actually, we really wanted to do nothing but Computer 101 for you guys, but Sam and Jonathan both found stories on how much clickbait is worth. And its worth quite a bit! So we spent some time digging into this and why you see so much pro/anti- candidate clickbait this year. And you won’t believe where it comes from!
(really, this ought be considered Clickbait Economics 101)
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