Is generic office as good as Microsoft Office? (1/28/23 Part 1)

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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

Have your batteries lost their spark? (1/28/23 Part 2)

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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/

Space Appetizers! Tidbits before the main course! (1/21/23 Part 1)

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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

It’s a New Year of Astronomy with Dr. Armstrong! (1/21/23 Part 2)

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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

Alas poor Windows 7, we hardly knew thee! (1/14/23 Part 1)

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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

CES, Right To Repair, and more catch-up! (1/7/23 Part 2)

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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

It’s the Scammiest Time of the Year (11/19/22 Part 1)

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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