Its shopping scam season! Shopping Scams – Part 1 While its scam season all year, the seasons change. Ready for holiday goodies for friends and family? Well, gotta be safe when you’re doing it! We talk about shopping scams this hour! https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/other/online-shopping-scams-are-more-likely-than-you-think-heres-how-to-avoid-them-this-season/ar-AAQ7Ff6 https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/how-recognize-and-avoid-phishing-scams https://www.usa.gov/stop-scams-frauds
Games, movies, music, everything sounds better with good speakers! Which most computer monitors don’t have, nor laptops! Our Winter 2021 contest prize is a Logitech Z533 2.1 speaker system! Left and Right speakers coupled with a good subwoofer? Holy cow Batman, that’s awesome! Our friends at Officemax/OfficeDepot on Dairy Road have donated this, and it could be yours for the price of an email! Send us questions, comments, show topics and more to firstname.lastname@example.org! Drawing will be in December 2021!
Its that time again! Your questions, comments, and notes saying hello have been collected, reviewed, and readied for us to read on the air! Viewer Mail August, 2021 – Part 1 Are we going to answer YOUR question? You betcha! And some highlights! The ADA website! https://www.ada.gov/pcatoolkit/chap5toolkit.htm We got a letter from Alberta, Canada! The cloud and security was suggested as a topic! We will definitely talk about that in an upcoming show!
We have a winner! Was it you? Viewer Mail – August, 2021 Our friends at OfficeMax/Office Depot donated a fantastic prize: weighing in at nearly $250, this Realspace high back gaming chair is awesome, super comfortable, and has sold out twice since we started the contest this time around! Some highlights: Did you know we talked with Mark Harmer of Harmer Communications about WISP? Show topic ideas from Alert Internet Surfer Gerald! Daneille Miller was on the show 2016 with great advice regarding social media. Check it out with Part 1 and Part 2! Questions about before and after ransomware attacks from Alert Internet Surfer John! Financial websites versus apps from Alert Internet Surfer Bill!
Are you afraid of being hacked? Of getting scammed? Of getting a virus that’ll eat your computer and your cat? Opening an email that’ll melt your brain? FEAR Let’s talk about fear and computing.
Mark Harmer, owner and founder of Harmer Communications is our special guest on this episode of the show! Harmer presents WISP! Are you somewhere with bad or no internet? Or are you looking for communication options for your business or organization? Hey! This is the show you’re looking for! Harmer Communications has been serving Maui since 1987! Ready to learn more? You can check them out at https://www.harmercommunications.com/
You own that thing, you can do what you want or need to do with it, right? Not necessarily. Right to Repair – An update Could things change to be more pro-consumer and pro-small business? Absolutely! https://www.repair.org/ https://www.eff.org/issues/right-to-repair https://www.ifixit.com/ https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/07/bidens-right-to-repair-order-could-stop-companies-from-blocking-diy-fixes/ https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/06/hackers-farmers-and-doctors-unite-support-for-right-to-repair-laws-slowly-grows/ And from Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple computers:
Are you ready for a ransomware attack? Ransomware – Part 2 Well the guys go over some of the basics on air for you! In short: Patch, patch, patch. Backup! Be careful! For those interested: https://www.acronis.com/en-us/articles/backup-rule/ https://www.zdnet.com/article/pc-and-mac-backup-how-to-protect-your-data-from-disaster/
Its a new year and we’re looking ahead! 2021 in Astronomy! Well, we’re looking up, to be more specific. Dr. Armstrong from the UH Institute for Astronomy is joining us this show! Plan on viewing those meteor showers, full moons, and more ahead of time! The top astronomical events to look forward to in 2021, from ‘supermoons’ to eclipses | The Seattle Times 2021 Astronomical Calendar: Full Moons, Meteor Showers, and Eclipses to Watch for This Year | Travel + Leisure (travelandleisure.com) 2021 astronomy calendar: When to see full moons, planets, eclipses and meteor showers – CNN
We’re making predictions for 2021! 2021 Predictions After a spectacularly horrible showing for 2020 (thanks 2020), we’re making yet another go at it! Maybe not super risky predictions, but here we go!