Viewer Mail, April 2016 – Part 1 It’s time again for our nigh-infamous Viewer Mail show! Your questions are what will be featured on this episode. We’ll go through as many emails and questions as we can, and at the end of the show announce the winner of the drawing for the Memorex External USB CD/DVD Burner and Drive, graciously donated to us from Office Max! Want to listen to Part 2? Click HERE!
Viewer Mail, April 2016 – Part 2 It’s time again for our nigh-infamous Viewer Mail show! Your questions are what will be featured on this episode. We’ll go through as many emails and questions as we can, and at the end of the show announce the winner of the drawing for the Memorex External USB CD/DVD Burner and Drive, graciously donated to us from Office Max! Missed Part 1? Click HERE to listen in online!
Flash Security (again!) For hour one we talked about Flash! The once invaluable browser plugin had another bad news day this week, and we covered what you can do about it!
Upgrading your Computer Hardware Continuing with our Computer Basics and 101 motif, this week we look at a decision every computer owner eventually faces: is it better to upgrade the computer I’ve got, or replace it altogether? Hour two is about prolonging the life of your current computer ! We’ll talk about inexpensive upgrades, like RAM, that can up your system’s performance. We’ll talk about more expensive alternatives, like SSDs, that can give your system a whole new lease on life. And we’ll have Tracy on to talk about the best places to get deals on those upgrades!
Hostageware and Cryptowall What a revolting development! The bad guys are still working 24/7 to make everyone’s lives worse, and to that end there’s a NEW version of Cryptowall. What does it do? What makes it worse? We spend our first hour talking about this horrible piece of Hostageware so you can better prepare yourself in case the worst happens!
Windows 10, Android, and Phone OS How important are OS updates? Very! Updates add features, which is great, but they also improve security by patching holes, reinforcing different areas, etc. So, how do the various smart phones stack up against each other in that regard? The answer might surprise you, but here’s a hint: the #1 smartphone out there has the worst time getting its updates out to users because of two major roadblocks! In this hour, we talk about not only this, but Jonathan throws us a quick story on the latest scammer to call him from “Microsoft”!
Windows 10 update! Hour two of the show jumps from Cupertino to Redmond as Microsoft prepares its first big update for Windows 10! Join Jonathan, Sam, and L.D. as we discuss how the first service pack update for MS’s new operating system looks. Are you ready to take the plunge? Is it ready for you?