Let us re-introduce you to Thunderbird (6/25/22 Part 1)

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A listener emailed us and asked us to talk about Thunderbird! Reintroducing Thunderbird! Thunderbird is an email program that you can use instead of Windows Mail, Microsoft Outlook, or Mac Mail! Its on Windows, Mac, Linux, and many other operating systems. Even Android! https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/ https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/ https://blog.thunderbird.net/2022/06/revealed-thunderbird-on-android-plans-k9/

It’s our Summer 2022 prize from OfficeMax/OfficeDepot!

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Our friends at OfficeMax/OfficeDepot on Dairy Road is a fantastic SanDisk® Professional ArmorATD Portable External Hard Drive. From the website: USB-C™ (5Gbps) drive for quick content backup and storage. USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt™ 3 compatible. Premium, anodized aluminum enclosure for strength you can feel. Transfer rates of up to 140MB/s read and 130MB/s write (1TB and 2TB). Rain-and dust-resistant (IP54) enclosure with a 1000-lb crush resistance. Backed by a 3-year limited warranty so you know you have storage you can rely on in the field for years to come. You’ve heard us tell you about the importance of backing up, and this looks great for that! You can win this by sending us an email to mauionline@q-a.net with a question, comment, show topics, and notes saying hello!

Life without a Microsoft Account? (5/14/22 Part 2)

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You get a new computer and it wants you to make a Microsoft Account. Yay? Do I HAVE to use an MS Account with Windows 11? Why would you want one? Why wouldn’t you? How can you NOT have one? Well, we answer that and more! Join Jonathan, LD, and Sam as we talk about that! https://www.extremetech.com/computing/324134-i-will-never-use-a-microsoft-account-to-log-into-my-own-pc https://www.extremetech.com/computing/299341-microsoft-needs-to-stop-screwing-with-local-accounts-in-windows-10

Peripherals 101: Video Cards! (5/7/22 Part 1)

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Video cards and GPUs (graphics processing units) are an essential part of your computer! All About That Video! Doesn’t matter if you’ve got a desktop or laptop*, you’ve got one in there. So we talk about that! And if this gets you asking more questions, you can shoot us an email to ask them at mauionline@q-a.net! Helpful links: https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gpu-buying-guide,5844.html https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gpu-hierarchy,4388.html https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/photoshop-cc-gpu-card-faq.html https://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/multi/gpu-acceleration-and-hardware-encoding.html

Recycling and eCycling on Maui! (4/23/22 Part 2)

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Got “old stuff”? You know what we’re talking about: old desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones and more? Well, time to talk eCycling here on Maui! E-cycling on Maui! Why Recycle? from Alert Internet Surfer Kimi: https://tcrwusa.com/pages/recycling-services ECycling Maui’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ecyclingmaui County of Maui Environmental Protection & Sustainability website – https://www.mauicounty.gov/742/Environmental-Protection-Sustainability Residential Recycling Guide (also in the April 2022 issue of the Maui Times!) https://www.mauicounty.gov/DocumentCenter/View/120794/ Got batteries? https://www.epa.gov/recycle/used-household-batteries Got Lithium-Ion batteries? https://www.epa.gov/recycle/used-lithium-ion-batteries Reading on Lithium-Ion recycling: https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/04/lithium-costs-a-lot-of-money-so-why-arent-we-recycling-lithium-batteries/ Want to contact your State representatives about recycling those batteries? https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/members/legislators.aspx?chamber=H How about your County reps? http://mauicounty.us/councilmembers/

We were the fools and forgot World Backup Day! (4/9/22 Part 2)

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Did you know March 31st is World Backup Day? And they do it at the end of March so you’re not an April’s Fool? World Backup Day 2022 We did. And we forgot. D’oh! So, we talked about it! Things to do, to look into, and to think about! And don’t forget our show archives have TONS on backups too!

Astroturfing and you (4/2/22 Part 1)

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Astroturf is fake grass. Folks might argue whether it feels the real thing or not, looks the same, things like that. But when you get down to it, its fake grass. Who does it and why? Astroturfing Well, we’ll take a look at two major companies doing it and why they do it! https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/30/how-google-and-amazon-bankrolled-a-grassroots-activist-group-of-small-business-owners-to-lobby-against-big-tech-oversight.html https://www.axios.com/app-store-crackdown-senate-apple-google-3b1a7028-0037-42e1-a116-f9e653ded82c.html https://www.natlawreview.com/article/senate-zeros-big-tech-latest-antitrust-reform-bill https://www.themarginalian.org/2014/01/03/baloney-detection-kit-carl-sagan/

Digital Defenses 101: Firewalls (2/12/22 Part 1)

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What is a firewall? Is it hardware? Software? What does it do? Is it in your computer or somewhere else? Digital Defenses 101 – Firewalls We talk about it! https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/what-is-a-firewall-6870c88d-69b6-4db4-9cb1-0e4afa7a8603 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firewall_(computing) https://its.ny.gov/sites/default/files/documents/beginners-guide-to-firewalls-2012.pdf https://lifehacker.com/how-to-turn-your-computers-firewall-on-and-off-for-begi-5805326 https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/do-you-need-a-personal-firewall https://www.howtogeek.com/205299/how-to-ensure-your-home-router-has-the-latest-security-updates/