Apple gets into the “find my thing” biz with AirTags! (4/24/21 Part 1)

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Do you lose stuff? Car keys, luggage, your car…? Airtags and Privacy? Well, the “find my thing” market has been around for a while with little dongles offering to help you not lose things. So, what does Apple bring to the table? Well, we’ll talk about that! https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2021/04/apple-introduces-airtag/

More Apple! Privacy, new iMacs, and more! (4/24/21 Part 2)

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Apple is a big company, and a tech giant. But they are, first and foremost, a hardware company. Apple Enhances Privacy? So, making moves to make privacy a feature of their products makes sense since advertising and data sales aren’t their #1 business. But, it could grow! So, let’s talk about that! https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/01/app-makers-explore-desperate-measures-to-dodge-apple-privacy-rules/ https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/04/apple-to-boost-ads-business-as-iphone-changes-hurt-facebook/ https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/04/everybody-hates-floc-googles-tracking-plan-for-chrome-ads/ https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/04/apple-announces-new-m1-based-imac-and-imac-pro-in-seven-fancy-colors/ https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/10/21559200/apple-m1-macbook-pro-mac-mini-16gb-ram-memory-limit https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/04/ipad-pro-upgraded-from-a-series-cpu-to-full-m1/

Facebook: “Help! I’ve been hacked!” (4/10/21 Part 1)

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Hackers are awful. Let’s be blunt about it. They just plain old suck. What to do about it? Facebook Hack 2021 Well, the be thing is to be pro-active and protect yourself. Listen in as we talk about LD’s issues with Facebook, a lost account, and how the bad guys stole it! https://www.facebook.com/help/285695718429403?helpref=faq_content https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/two-factor-authentication-who-has-it-and-how-to-set-it-up https://www.androidauthority.com/best-two-factor-authenticator-apps-904743/

Be Careful What You Say and Share! (4/10/21 Part 2)

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Keeping safe online is a full time thing. Careful what you Share! Need a password? Sharing something? Well, don’t just the easiest thing! That’s what gets folks into trouble more often than not. Join Jonathan, LD, and Sam for a talk on this! https://news.trendmicro.com/2010/12/29/top-five-things-to-not-share-online/#:~:text=%20Here%20are%20five%20things%20that%20you%20should,will%20be%20empty%20for%20a%20week…%20More%20 https://computer.howstuffworks.com/internet/social-networking/information/10-things-you-should-not-share-on-social-networks.htm https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/2013/08/22/5-reasons-not-to-share-personal-information-on-a-website/

Backing up! Don’t do it just once a year! (3/27/21 Part 2)

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Did you know that your computer might have its own built-in backup program! World Backup Day 2021 – Part 2 Its true! Back up your PC! Backup your Mac! Back up your Android device! Back up your iPhone or iPad! Also, do you need a more robust backup plan? Hey, call Q&A about that!

Sold out! Out of Stock! D’oh! (3/20/21 Part 1)

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Ready to make or buy a new gaming computer? Or content creation workstation? The PC Market, or Why Do These Cost So Much?!? Sorry to hear that, but right now STINKS for that! Thanks to a shortage of high-end chip manufacturing capacity, crypto-currency miners, and a lot more folks at home? Now is a HORRIBLE time to try buying a new, high performing video card. Eeek! We talk about that!

Browsers! Time again for Brooowsers! (3/13/21 Part 1)

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Microsoft Edge is being retired for Microsoft Edge, now back on MacOS! Chrome came in as the fast, lean, and new browser, but now is sort of bloated and slow. Firefox joined a gym shedding weight, gaining speed, and is back in fighting shape. Opera went from being a scrappy indie browser to joining the cool kids. Egad! What’s a person to do? Browser Wars, et. al. Well, make sure you’re not using Internet Explorer, that’s what. Join Jonathan, LD, and Sam as they talk about Browsers! https://www.google.com/chrome/browser-features/ https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/features/ https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/features https://www.opera.com/features https://www.apple.com/safari/  

2FA? MFA? What the heck? (3/13/21 Part 2)

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A security researcher earned a cool $50,000 discovering a bug that hackers could and might even be using. A video game recently had its accounts hacked via brute force. Hackers are busy, busy, busy! MFA’s the only way! What can you do? Well, in addition to using good passwords, you might want to use 2-Factor Authentication. On top of that? Is Multi-Factor Authentication available to you? What’s that? Hey, we’ve got a special guest who can answer that!