Hostageware – Part 2 What we’ve been predicting for a year now has finally come to pass. The most pernicious malware today immobilizes an infected computer, encrypts its files and then demands a ransom to release them. If not paid within 12 hours or so, the computer’s content gets obliterated. To make sure the hapless victim gets the message, a bright red clock begins the count down. Being right is over-rated 🙁 So, what can you do? How can you protect yourself now and in the future? Listen in! In case you missed it, you can click here for Part 1!
Computers 101: E-cycling – Part 1 Marty McMahon from Maui County’s Electronic Recycling Program joined Jonathan, LD, and Sam to go over the history of our island’s excellent eCycling program, plus its future! Got questions? He went over quite a bit about recycling your old electronics! Ready to listen to Part 2? Click here!
Windows 10 Anniversary Edition Preview Windows 10 will be coming up on its first birthday! Come July 29th, it’ll be 1 year old and will be getting an update with new features to try and make it better than ever for the upcoming computing future! What are some of the features we know about now? Listen in! Missed hour one where we walk about the upcoming changing future of computers with Microsoft and Intel? Click here!
Computers 101 – So You’d Like to Learn More? The voice of Q&A, Ben Howard, joined us for a great continuation of our Computers 101 series! Are you ready to take the next or even first step in your computing education? Have no fear! Ben is here! Listen in as the guys talk about learning more about your computer, programs, and more! Click here to listen in to Hour 2: Apple Vs the Government!
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”!