Its been said, “if you’re not paying for it, you’re the product.” Its also been said, “the first one is free!” How Free Is it? When things are free or even cheap, is there a price you’re not seeing up front? How are they making their money? What’s the real cost? We talk about that this hour! https://www.forbes.com/sites/sujanpatel/2015/04/29/7-examples-of-freemium-products-done-right/#59c610646f15 https://www.symantec.com/blogs/threat-intelligence/mobile-privacy-apps NOTE: Due to a tech glitch, part of the show is missing. Hey, they even happen to us, sometimes!
So, your friend plays a game. And in that game there are these boxes that show up. And they’re just a dollar (or so) to open. You could win some cool stuff if you’re lucky! No big deal, right? Loot! Well, it turns out they’re big money. https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/05/senator-hawley-announces-bill-banning-loot-boxes-pay-to-win-mechanics/ https://massivelyop.com/2018/09/17/international-regulators-co-sign-declaration-to-investigate-lockboxes-and-skin-gambling/ https://www.polygon.com/2019/5/7/18534431/fortnite-rare-default-skins-bullying-harassment
Summer is staring us in the face! Well, chronologically. Its already pretty how. Good grief. VR with Ben! Anyhow, Mr. Ben will be talking about VR, new stuff going on, and uses for this technology! Yes, its not just for games!
Learning is a skill. Its a skill you can practice and improve, too. This is great since there’s online resources, books, and more! Learning with Ben! And its easier to learn when you can have someone who’ll help you along the way one-on-one! Ben Howard teaches at Maui EdVenture / UH Maui plus does private tutoring! We also take your calls, because we love them! Maui Computer Learning
Our friends at OfficeMax/OfficeDepot in Kahului, we’ve got two AWESOME prizes for our summer drawing! https://www.officedepot.com/a/products/835788/Dell-Alienware-AW958-Elite-Gaming-Mouse/ https://www.officedepot.com/a/products/713190/Logitech-G433-Over-The-Ear-PC/ That’s nearly $200 worth of goodness thanks to OfficeMax! Want to enter? Email us questions, comments, show topic ideas, and more to MauiOnline@q-a.net!
Its our Listener Mail Show! Sure, Jonathan and LD say its the Viewer Mail Show, but SAM writes the blogs! Hah! Viewer Mail, April 2019 – Part 1 Anyhow, we go through your emails, reading and answering them on the air! Did you know we use them for our show topics? We do! Anyhow, join in on the fun 🙂 Also, if you need a recap on how to clean your computer? Go: https://www.q-a.net/mauionline/2019/04/13/more-headlines-more-news-and-clean-up-4-13-19-part-2/
Our friends at OfficeMax/Office Depot in Kahului gave us a FANTASTIC Sandisk 480gb SSD as a prize, and we’re giving it away to one lucky winner? Was it you? Viewer Mail, April 2019 – Part 2 Also, some links requested for the show! That One Privacy Site – learn about VPNs! https://thatoneprivacysite.net/ Curious about anti-virus? https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/256703/the-best-antivirus-protection
More news! Lets clean up those headlines! More News! – Part 2 We talk more space, how the big tech companies are making their money, and Amazon hiring people to listen to Alexa conversations. Plus, how to clean your computer! Because its hot and getting hotter because summer is coming! https://www.howtogeek.com/72716/how-to-thoroughly-clean-your-dirty-desktop-computer/ And, need to back up your Android contacts? We found some easy instructions for you! How to back up Android contacts
Everyone has hobbies they love, and they all had to start somewhere. Be it curiosity, perhaps a friend or family sharing, those first steps are important! J.D. Visits! – Part 1 So today we’re sharing easy ways to get into astronomy and stargazing for you, kids in your life, and more! Want to see what’s coming up in the week? Check out http://www.astronomy.com/observing/sky-this-week Did you know you can buy astronomy activities and games for the family? https://myasp.astrosociety.org/products/familyastro Got a smartphone? There are apps to help out novice stargazers! https://www.forbes.com/sites/jesseshanahan/2018/05/09/the-best-free-stargazing-apps-of-2018/
Facebook is the biggest social network in the world at the moment. Which, of course, makes it a HUGE target for the bad guys. While lots of them have been content to run scams, steal identities, and such? Well, some still like to steal things. Another Password Hack… So… yeah. Change your password. Also, if you’re wanting links to the news stories today? Microsoft Defender coming to Mac: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/03/microsoft-ships-anti-virus-for-macos-as-windows-defender-becomes-microsoft-defender/ Internet Freedom survey: https://freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-net/freedom-net-2018/rise-digital-authoritarianism For Password changing goodness? Here are the promised links! xkcd Password: https://www.xkcd.com/936/ PC Magazine’s Best Password Managers for 2019: https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/300318/the-best-password-managers PC Magazine’s Best Authentication apps for 2018: https://www.pcworld.com/article/3225913/what-is-two-factor-authentication-and-which-2fa-apps-are-best.html How to change your password: https://www.facebook.com/help/213395615347144?helpref=topq How to use 2-Factor Authentication with Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/help/148233965247823?helpref=search&sr=1&query=2%20factor%20authentication