Net Neutrality! Is it coming back? Net Neutrality Redux If not Federally (probably not Federally) then what about at the state level? Seems like that’s a possibility. https://www.wired.com/story/guide-net-neutrality/ https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/02/california-can-enforce-net-neutrality-law-judge-rules-in-loss-for-isps/ https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/02/biden-doj-halts-trump-admin-lawsuit-against-calif-net-neutrality-rules/ And, let’s not forget about privacy in all of this (from 2017 and not yet overturned!): https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/03/senate-votes-to-let-isps-sell-your-web-browsing-history-to-advertisers/
For work, volunteering, and school there’s no more a ubiquitous kind of software than office productivity. Office Suites! Word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, its all common and useful stuff! Compare All Microsoft 365 Plans (Formerly Office 365) – Microsoft Store Home | LibreOffice – Free Office Suite – Based on OpenOffice – Compatible with Microsoft Apache OpenOffice – Official Site – The Free and Open Productivity Suite Corel Wordperfect – Home and Office We talk about it a little!
To MARS! THREE Mars Probes! China, NASA, and the United Arab Emerites! UAE “Hope” probe successfully reaches Mars, two more following shortly | Ars Technica Perseverance (rover) – Wikipedia Mars 2020 – Wikipedia Mars Helicopter Ingenuity – Wikipedia China’s Tianwen-1 Mars probe captures epic video of Red Planet during orbital arrival | Space Tianwen-1 – Wikipedia Emirates Mars Mission facts: UAE Hope Probe everything to know | The National (thenationalnews.com)
Scams, Scams, Scams! Its one of the constants of modern life. 2021 Scams! – Part 1 Whether its trying to scam you regarding taxes, Adobe Flash, some piece of software you use, or tried and true “we’ve got money for you!”, scammers are still out there! Heck, they’re calling by phone and faxing even! Good grief! Listen in to Jonathan, LD, and Sam as they chat it up!
We’re talking about SCAMS! 2021 Scams – Part 2 Still. Because, frankly? Hey, the bad guys don’t rest. So, we’re keeping you updated! Phone scams, fax scams (people do still get faxes!), email, “watch this for free online!” scams, and more! Bah!
So, you’ve decided to do it. You’re cutting the cord. Good for you! Cutting the T.V. Cord! But now what? Well, you’ve got some options! JustWatch – The Streaming Guide for Movies and TV Shows (Thanks Alert Internet Surfer Perry!) Best indoor TV antennas 2020: 6 great digital TV antennas for inside your home | TechRadar The Best HDTV Antennas | Digital Trends How to gift Netflix, Disney Plus, and every streaming service subscriptions – Polygon Create a recurring event – Computer – Calendar Help (google.com)
Do you back up? No? Backing Up in 2021! Let’s change that today! Back up and restore your PC (microsoft.com) Back up your Mac with Time Machine – Apple Support Back up or restore data on your Android device – Android Help (google.com) How to back up your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch – Apple Support The Best Online Backup Services for 2020 | PCMag World Backup Day: The 3-2-1 Rule (trendmicro.com)
So, its been a helluva week. Are We Sure that 2020 is Over? And as such, we need to talk politics and tech for a bit. We sort of hate that. But here we are! 1st Amendment, options for platforms, the importance of Section 230 of the Telecommunications Act… we get it in a concise manner!
Well, its that time of year again! We made our predictions about 2020 last January, and now? Time to grade them! Egad! Predictions Scorecard 2020! – Part 1 We also have to announce our new prize! Ooh, what could it be? Maybe its something to help with the COVID 19lbs? Why, yes it is! Our friends at OfficeMax/OfficeDepot gave us a great set of JBL Tune headphones! Noise cancelling, wireless thanks to Bluetooth, and can be yours for the price of an email!
Our friends at OfficeMax/OfficeDepot have given us an AMAZING Lenovo C32q 31.5″ monitor as a prize. December 2020 Viewer Mail! – Part 2 Who won? Was it you? Also listen in as we go over the news and your emails!