Backups — but we get a little off track…

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This week we talked about backups, their importance, and their necessity, but Sam had downloaded the beta for Windows 8.1, and we found ourselves talking about that.  Have a listen, and we’ll see if we can give some more details next week!

Identity Theft — It isn’t just your computer anymore.

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Today we talked about ID theft and technology: not only through your computer, but also using the plain old telephone, and even regular mail.   We covered some stories about the bad guys recent practices, and some helpful tips to prevent you getting hit in the first place.

Kela returns for a show, Apple and E3!

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Today Kela returned to the show as a guest, and we covered the unveiling of the new PS4 and Xbox1, as well as announcements from Apple abut what’s coming from them this year.  It was like old times!  Have a listen!

Winmail.dat issue

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We had a caller unable to open attached files in his email, called winmail.dat.  He was expecting Excel files but they would not open.  We determined it might be an issue with the age of his excel, but wee also found some links that might help… http://www.pchell.com/support/winmaildat.shtml http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278061 http://www.tech.sc/open-winmail-dat-files-apple-mac-os-x/ http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2614   Hopefully ONE of those will help out.  Good luck!

The NSA and you!

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We took on the NSA kerfuffle this week, which has privacy advocates very rightly concerned.  With guest Dan, we lurched all over the place in a (hopefully) entertaining debate.  Have a listen!

Education on the Web!

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Having covered a lot of resources the week before, this week we took a long look at Education — both classes here on Maui, online services of UH Maui, and then a ton of free online supplemental educational resources.  There’s good stuff out there if you know where to look!

Government on the Web!

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We hear a lot of things the government is doing wrong, but there are some nifty services provided by the government available online.  We take a look at some of those services, from hurricane and tsunami watches to the public library, and a lot of things in between!

What *is* a computer?

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In this show we tackle a complicated question that sounds simple: What is a computer?  Computers are inside so many devices now, that what a computer really means to you and me has changed pretty radically.  Today Ben joins us as we discuss this, and what the future might hold.

It MUST be true! I read it on the Internet!

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Ed Moore of Inter-island Software joined us this week, and we talked about how important skepticism can be when seeking information on the Internet. We gave ways of minimizing getting tricked, talked about Snopes and other good sites, about looking at sources and confirming, and ways you can separate the good info out there from the rest. Even 5000 years ago they knew it: don’t believe everything you read.

Get My Iphone Pictures on my TV!

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We had a good stumper of a question about getting Iphone pictures on a television — we don’t know if this will help, but here’s our best guess!   Let us know how it works!