Microsoft 2013 will be coming to end-of-support. It’s about 10 years old! Office 2013’s expiration, what it may portend… No more patches or updates. That’s a big deal! Are you going to update 2016 or Office 365? Or maybe move to something else? What’s right for you? Have a debate! https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsofts-silent-update-checks-your-windows-pc-for-old-versions-of-office https://www.windowscentral.com/why-use-libre-office-over-microsoft-office https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/microsoft-word-versus-google-docs/ https://www.neowin.net/editorials/microsoft-365-is-my-favorite-microsoft-product/ Looking for alternatives to buying full-lead Office? We have lists and alternatives! https://www.techradar.com/news/best-microsoft-office-alternative https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/dont-pay-word-5-reasons-use-office-online/ https://alternativeto.net/software/microsoft-office-suite/ https://www.makeuseof.com/reasons-apple-pages-better-word/ https://www.libreoffice.org/ https://www.openoffice.org/ https://www.google.com/docs/about/ https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365
Batteries. It’s hard to imagine modern life without them. Our phones, cars, flashlights, and more rely on them. But what do you do when they give up the ghost and die? Battery Disposal on Maui Is throwing them away really the best option? We talk about that! And remember that Maui County and the state of Hawai’i has a lot of new officials you should contact! https://www.epa.gov/recycle https://www.mauicounty.gov/2529/Metals-Appliances-Tires-Batteries-Etc-Re https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-properly-dispose-of-batteries-4767171 https://www.homedepot.com/c/ab/how-to-dispose-of-batteries/9ba683603be9fa5395fab90124a115f1 https://www.call2recycle.org/safety/faqs-resources/ Want better recycling options? Contact your reps! https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/legislature/legislators.aspx?chamber=H http://mauicounty.us/councilmembers/
As we eagerly await a visit from our favorite astronomer we got started with appetizers! Space Tidbits! Snippets from the news of cool stuff happening in the worlds of space and astronomy! https://www.space.com/mars-helicopter-ingenuity-40th-flight https://www.space.com/venus-saturn-free-livestream-jan-22-2023 https://www.space.com/international-space-station-3-astronauts-stay-full-year https://www.inverse.com/innovation/spacex-starship-orbital-flight-dates
Yay! It’s the Year of the Rabbit and we’re going all over the astronomical bunny trail with Dr. Armstrong! Dr. Armstrong and Astronomical Happenings! What’s going on? Do comets come in mint green or faded spinach? Old toothpaste? We talk about this and more! https://phys.org/news/2023-01-dimorphos.html https://phys.org/news/2023-01-visibility-stars-night-sky-declines.html https://www.space.com/ancient-guest-star-supernova-remnant-confirmed
If you have used a Windows desktop or laptop since 2009 you’ve probably have used Windows 7. Windows 7, we hardly knew ye… Some of you might have even used Windows 8 (one or two of you might even have liked it). But, alas, all things come to an end. Join Jonathan, LD, and Sam as we discuss this! https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/end-of-support?r=1 https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-expands-its-microsoft-365-subscription-with-a-new-199-plan/ https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-us/help-article/feature-preferences/quickbooks-desktop-service-discontinuation-policy/L17cXxlie_US_en_US https://www.nerdwallet.com/article/small-business/business-software/how-much-does-quickbooks-cost
Why buy when you can lease? Or why lease when you can buy? Subscription Software Why are there so many subscriptions now? Well, there is a reason whether you like it or not. And we talk about that! From Adobe to Microsoft to Quicken…
It’s a New Year (hopefully not refurbished), and we’re bringing it in playing catchup with what we missed the past two weeks. Catching up, CES 2023, and more Gadgets and gizmos and things we can’t believe that were invented yet make sense. Additionally, Sam contacted his local representatives about Right to Repair in Hawai’i. Did he get a reply? Yes he did! We read that on-air too. https://www.cnet.com/tech/the-weirdest-tech-of-ces-2023-car-companions-pee-readers-and-more/ https://www.techradar.com/news/ces-2023
Listener mail? Viewer mail? We never agree on that… Viewer Mail – December 2022! Anyhow, we go through your emails to us and answer your questions! We read your atta-boys! We embarrass LD with your well-wishes! It’s great! Also, we find out who wins the fantastic Altec-Lansing Bluetooth speaker from our friends at the Kahului OfficeMax!
Emergencies happen. Life throws curveballs. Murphy’s Law goes into effect at the worst possible moment. Planning For the Rough Spots What do you do when you or a loved one has a medical emergency (or worse)? Life doesn’t stop for anyone, so we talk about keeping things going while trying to navigate a tough situation.
Do you like shopping? Sure you do. And it’s shopping season. Which means shopping frauds and scams! Season of Scams The bad guys are hard at work trying to separate you from your hard-earned money. Oh, and we have a big tangent on Twitter (sorry). https://consumer.ftc.gov/scams https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/ https://www.cbsnews.com/minnesota/news/heres-how-to-avoid-online-holiday-shopping-scams/ https://consumer.ftc.gov/articles/mystery-shopping-scams https://www.fdacs.gov/Consumer-Resources/Scams-and-Fraud/Online-Shopping-Scams