Have you heard about KRACK? The KRACK Attack all That? It stands for Key Reinstallation AttaCK, and its a security problem that’s been all over the place this past week. How bad is it? How concerned should you be? We’ll talk about it and what you should do!
Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update – Part 1 Microsoft has started the release of Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update! What does that mean? What’s in it? Jonathan, LD, and Sam go over that! Prefer to read what’s in there? https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/10/windows-10-fall-creators-update-lots-of-small-changes-and-maybe-the-revolution/ https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/10/17/whats-new-windows-10-fall-creators-update/#_edn2 https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/141660/comes-windows-10-fall-creators-update http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-microsoft-is-thinking-differently-about-hardware-and-software/
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!
Chip Wars. Ryzen versus Coffee Lake CPUs are the brains of your computer: doesn’t matter if its a desktop or a laptop, a Windows PC or a Mac, your machine has a CPU! Intel has been the industry leader since, well, there was an industry! Perpetual second place AMD sometimes surprises everyone, and their new Ryzen chips are offering tremendous performance for an excellent price. Is it for you? And how is Intel reacting? Most importantly, does any of this matter for you?
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
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
Back to School – Part 1 Back to school sales have already started, and its not even August yet! But, before you go out shopping, we’ve got some thing for you to think about. Are you in the market for a laptop or desktop for the student(s) in your life? Ready for hour two? Click here!
Back to School – Part 2 The first hour we talked about desktops, laptops, and finding out what you need for school. This hour? We’re talking about accessories – things you should get along with that purchase!
Processors — What’s that mean? Its like companies like Intel and AMD try to make their names confusing! We follow-up from last week’s show and examine some more of the confusing exceptions when it comes to computer chips! You might leave scratching your head about what might be a good buy, but fear not! As we mentioned on the show, Tom’s Hardware has some fantastic resources for us to share with you! Which chips offer the best bang for the buck these days? http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-cpus,3986.html How does chips compare to each other? http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cpu-hierarchy,4312.html Did you miss hour one? Do you know someone who needs to be warned about scams? Click here!