New Apple Stuff! Is your wallet hurting yet? (9/18/21 Part 1)

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Apple just had a livestream showing off a ton of new stuff! New iPhones, iPads, new iOS… are you excited? Apple’s 2021 launch Ready to upgrade? Well, let’s chat about it! https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/09/ios-15-brings-new-facetime-and-ai-features-on-september-20/ https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/09/new-2021-ipads/ https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/09/new-2021-ipad-mini/ https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/09/the-apple-watch-gets-a-visual-makeover-with-the-series-7/ https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/09/apple-makes-the-iphone-13-official/ https://www.anandtech.com/show/16945/the-apple-2021-fall-iphone-event-live-blog-10am-pt-1700-utc

Monitors On Display! (9/11/21 Part 1)

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When you use a computer, it is by looking at the monitor! The display! Its one of the most important parts that most people don’t think about. Monitors 101 Its also a part that people tend to try and spend the least on. So, let’s talk about that! Best Buy’s monitor buying guide Tom’s Hardware “How to buy a PC monitor” Intel’s “What to look for in a gaming monitor” How to adjust your monitor’s image For Pros: How to calibrate your monitor

Not Ready for Prime Time: Betas, Previews, and Early Access (9/11/21 Part 2)

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Do you like to live dangerously? Do you want to be on the exciting, cutting edge of technology? Windows 11 and Beta Software Well, the way you do that is by using software and operating systems that are under development. They go by several different names: alphas, betas, developer previews, previews, early access, and other cheerful terms. What can you expect? Headaches, incomplete features, the worst stability, and more. We’ll talk about that.

Its the Summer Listener Mail Show! (8/28/21 Part 1)

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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!

And we have a summer winner! (8/28/21 Part 2)

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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!

Its Hurricane-Watching season! (8/21/21 Part 2)

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Its Hurricane season! And its always Tsunami season. Be Prepared! So, how do you keep track of them? How do you find out about them so you can plan accordingly? https://ccrane.com/ https://mauiready.org/ https://www.mauicounty.gov/QuickLinks.aspx?CID=32%2C52 https://www.mauicounty.gov/emergency http://dod.hawaii.gov/hiema/ https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/?cpac https://www.tsunami.gov/ https://disasteralert.pdc.org/disasteralert/ https://www.fema.gov/ https://www.redcross.org/

The Ethics of Deepfakes (8/7/21 Part 1)

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Did you know that Anthony Bourdain – who passed away in 2018 – can be heard in a new documentary? Well, its not really Anthony. Deepfakes Rather, his voice was created using an AI to generate a recreation of it. Work from beyond the grave, as it were. https://www.npr.org/2021/07/16/1016838440/ai-brought-anthony-bourdains-voice-back-to-life-should-it-have https://www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-gastronomy/the-ethics-of-a-deepfake-anthony-bourdain-voice?utm_source=pocket-newtab https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-57842514

A Healthy Dose of Skepticism (8/7/21 Part 2)

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David Horowitz, host of the old show Fight Back, used to end each show saying “If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” Skepticism We’re going to talk about having a healthy skepticism, including about the things you like. https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/ https://yourbias.is/ https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/how-to-develop-critical-thinking-skills