Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update – Part 2 We continue with a second hour discussing Windows 10 and the Creator’s Update! Also, Alert Internet Surfer Art called and asked Sam where he gets so much of his information! With some poking and prodding we got some of his favorite reading sites: arstechnica.com anandtech.com neowin.net tomshardware.com thurrott.com windowscentral.com hawaiipublicradio.org wikipedia.org wired.com polygon.com gamasutra.com He’s been reading some of these sites since 1998, back when he was in college. This doesn’t cover everything he’s read over the years, including magazines, books (For Dummies books are favorites), taking classes, or talking to folks who knew lots of cool stuff. We hope you’ll find some new sites to enjoy!
Computer Price Check! Its time for our shopping show! There’s a lot of great deals out there right now, so if you’re in the market for a new computer? Its a great time to buy! More than that, Intel and AMD are getting fired up with some excellent computer processors so you have better options than before! So, what’s good on Maui? Jonathan and LD went around and found what’s at Officemax and Costco that’s ready for you to take home today!
Alternative Software Titles We all know that a computer is no good without software. But sometimes there’s something you want to do and you don’t have a program for it. Then you go shopping and find out that piece of software everyone recommends costs hundreds of dollars to buy or even requires a subscription! Tell us there’s a better way! For most jobs there’s often lesser known, less expensive software out there you can look into that will do what you need it to do. Sometimes there’s even free and legal programs out there! For our first hour we’ll be talking about these alternatives to popular programs like Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, and more! Want help finding alternatives to software? Try alternativeto.net for suggestions! Need a Microsoft Office alternative? Try libreoffice.org Photoshop’s price tag got you down? You can try GIMP for free from gimp.org or any number of alternatives! If you’re ready to start making music, recording podcasts, or any other audio work? Audacity might be what you’re looking for! www.audacityteam.org
Backup! – Part 1 LD has been getting questions about backing up at OfficeMax, so its time for a backup show! A few things have changed (they always do), so listen in as we go over it. PC Magazine has reviews of different back up solutions for 2017, and Tech Radar has a list of 2017’s best free computer backup software! www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2278661,00.asp www.techradar.com/news/the-best-free-pc-backup-software Also, we need to let you know that the eCycling in Wailuku will be closed for the month of October, but when its back? Its going to be awesome!
More BACKUP! – Part 2 We continue with backups! We also received calls from Alert Internet Surfers from Maui and the Big Island! As promised, here are some links for them 🙂 For AIS Val: you have headphones for watching TV but need volume control? There are adapters that! http://amzn.to/2jUrs5H For AIS Dave: you called and asked about Acronis! Want to learn more? Here you go! https://www.acronis.com/en-us/personal/computer-backup/
It used to be a niche industry, a small field, but its not anymore! Savvy? The internet is a vital underpinning to our economy, domestically and internationally. Internet security is an essential part of that. A neutral internet spurred innovation as competition between fighting ISPs did the same. And yet…? How tech savvy are our elected officials?
Is That A Threat? Threat Modeling! Holy leaping lizards Batman, what’s that? Well, its actually a fancy name for figuring out what’s important to you, what could go wrong, and what to do about it. Think of it as an emergency plan for your personal information, data, and other parts of your electronic life! Chances are, you’ve already done it without realizing it! Miss hour one? Click here!
Net Neutrality! Net Neutrality Freedom Day – how did it go? July 12th was a day of protest against FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s goal of getting rid of Net Neutrality. People and companies alike spoke up in support of preserving Net Neutrality. How did it go? We talk about that this hour! Ready for hour two? Click here!
Special Peripherals! Accessibility! When you need help using your computer, what do you do? Accidents happen, injuries build up, and difficulties arise – what is out there to help? What can you do? A few things mentioned on the show: https://www.mousemitt.com/ http://www.bilila.com/foot_mouse_slipper_mouse https://www.nuance.com/dragon.html
Emergency Preparedness 2017 – Part 1 Its Hurricane season! It can pitch a baseball faster than anyone in MLB history, and can pitch a car faster and farther too! When Mother Nature comes a-knockin’ in a bad way, will you be ready? Need some links to help out? http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/352185/hurricane-checklist http://bigislandnow.com/2017/06/03/top-six-preparedness-tips-for-hurricane-season Ready for hour two? Click here!