According to a story from Bloomberg, Amazon and Apple have bad computer parts with super-duper spy bits in them. The motherboard maker, Super Micro, denied it. Likewise, Amazon and Apple denied it as well. In the meantime Bloomberg stands by its story. Bloomberg and the Chip So, what’s the scoop? What’s our take? Is this feasible? We discuss and opine in this hour!
If you buy something, its yours, right? And you’re free to do whatever you (legally) want to do with it, right? Including fixing it? Common sense, right? Well, maybe not. Apple, and Right to Repair Apple has been opposed to Right To Repair initiatives in the past, and has shown itself to be less than enthused with small repair shops. So, what’s next for the legacy of Steve Jobs? Do they want you to think different or should they make sure everyone says iConform?
Time for a Net Neutrality update! Net Neutrality Update The Net Neutrality repeal has hit the books. What does that mean? What could it mean? What can you do? SHOULD YOU PANIC? Jonathan, LD, and Sam talk about this to help bring you up to speed with what’s going. Ready for more? https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/02/fccs-net-neutrality-order-was-just-published-so-now-fight-really-begins https://act.freepress.net/call/internet_nn_cra_senate_house/?source=front-slider https://5calls.org/
Processors — What’s that mean? Its like companies like Intel and AMD try to make their names confusing! We follow-up from last week’s show and examine some more of the confusing exceptions when it comes to computer chips! You might leave scratching your head about what might be a good buy, but fear not! As we mentioned on the show, Tom’s Hardware has some fantastic resources for us to share with you! Which chips offer the best bang for the buck these days? http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-cpus,3986.html How does chips compare to each other? http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cpu-hierarchy,4312.html Did you miss hour one? Do you know someone who needs to be warned about scams? Click here!
How’d We Do? – Part 1 Its time for our annual tradition: scoring our predictions from the previous year! Jonathan, LD, and Sam all went out on a limb and talked about what they thought would happen in 2016 – its time for scoring! Join us as we go over our ups and downs and discuss how things went! Ready for hour two? Click here!
How’d We Do? – Part 2 We continue our predictions scoring show for 2016! How are the guys doing? How did you do? Are you ready for our 2017 predictions show next week? Who can say? Did you miss hour one? Click here!
Government Emails – So how’d that happen? Today was a Computers 101 show, but we did have to go a little bit into the Wikileaks and Clinton email bit. We did NOT get political, but rather explained how a spear-phishing attack worked with a real-life example! After that? Well, it was Computers 101 – are you ready to buy a new computer? Deciding whether or not you should? We got into it for you! Ready for more? Click here for hour two!
Computers 101 – Buying or Upgrading? Continuing from hour one is our Computers 101 show! Are you getting ready to buy? Or trying to decide whether or not to upgrade? This is the show for you! Did you miss the first half of the show? Click here!
Apple, Earbuds, and DRM Apple Announced its new iPhone 7 – newer, faster, and one less plug. If you had wired headphones or earbuds you really liked, then you’ll have to get a Thunderbolt dongle to keep using them! But are there any other downsides to this new arrangement? Apple doesn’t seem to think so, but we’re not so sure. Also: Our good friends at OfficeMax/OfficeDepot in Kahului have given us a NEW PRIZE for our listener’s contest! Email us a letter, question, comments, a note saying hello to firstname.lastname@example.org to enter to win a Western Digital My Cloud Mirror 4tb drive! Hook it up to your network and enjoy tons of mirrored backup! Ready for hour two? Click here!
Viewer Mail August! – Part 1 Its time for our famous listener mail show! We take your emails, and answer your questions, ponder your thoughts, and … what else… Oh, yeah, we give away a prize! This time it was an awesome set of Omni Bluetooth Headphones from our friends at OfficeMax/Office Depot! Ready for part two? Click here!