Peripherals 101: USB and you! (5/14/22 Part 1)

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USB! USB! What is the state of USB? What is it? All Things USB We’re going to try and keep to the most current, relevant stuff, so no history lesson here. There’s enough stuff currently and more coming to keep us busy anyhow! If you take one piece of advice from Sam this show, then it should be “label things!” What do all these plugs look like? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_hardware#Connectors Need a chart? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB#Connector_type_quick_reference Current as of last year: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/09/usb-if-is-once-again-trying-to-logo-its-way-out-of-usb-c-confusion/

Recycling and eCycling on Maui! (4/23/22 Part 2)

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Got “old stuff”? You know what we’re talking about: old desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones and more? Well, time to talk eCycling here on Maui! E-cycling on Maui! Why Recycle? from Alert Internet Surfer Kimi: https://tcrwusa.com/pages/recycling-services ECycling Maui’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ecyclingmaui County of Maui Environmental Protection & Sustainability website – https://www.mauicounty.gov/742/Environmental-Protection-Sustainability Residential Recycling Guide (also in the April 2022 issue of the Maui Times!) https://www.mauicounty.gov/DocumentCenter/View/120794/ Got batteries? https://www.epa.gov/recycle/used-household-batteries Got Lithium-Ion batteries? https://www.epa.gov/recycle/used-lithium-ion-batteries Reading on Lithium-Ion recycling: https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/04/lithium-costs-a-lot-of-money-so-why-arent-we-recycling-lithium-batteries/ Want to contact your State representatives about recycling those batteries? https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/members/legislators.aspx?chamber=H How about your County reps? http://mauicounty.us/councilmembers/

Are You Ready To Change Browsers? (12/4/21 Part 1)

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How many web browsers are out there? A lot, actually. Comparing Browsers So, when if you’re ever unhappy with a browser, why stay? As such, knowing how to change browsers is a good thing! Changing will get easier in Windows 11. Eventually. https://www.neowin.net/news/a-welcome-change-on-windows-11-choosing-a-default-browser-gets-a-bit-easier-with-build-22509/ Get Firefox! https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/ Get TOR! https://www.torproject.org/ Get Chrome! https://www.google.com/chrome/ Get Opera! https://www.opera.com/ Get Vivaldi! https://vivaldi.com/download/ Get Brave! https://brave.com/download/

Windows 11 is now available! (10/16/21 Part 1)

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Now that Windows 11 is ready, the reviews are coming out! What does that mean for you? Windows 11 Update! Well, the TL;DR version of our opinion is “you can wait.” https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11 Arstechnica: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/10/windows-11-the-ars-technica-review/ PC Magazine: https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/microsoft-windows-11 Anandtech overview: https://www.anandtech.com/show/16989/windows-11-a-day-one-hands-on Thurott: https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-11/257678/windows-11-review-fresh-familiar-incomplete

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

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.

Wired Vs Wireless Peripherals 101 (8/21/21 Part 1)

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Keyboards, mice, headphones and more! Wired and Wireless Peripherals You’ve always got a choice between wired and wireless, so which do you choose? What are the pros and cons of each? We give you a quick overview on them so you can think about what will suit you best! https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/bluetooth-technology-101,4464.html https://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/photography/buying-guide/batteries-101 https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/understanding-usb-cable-types-one-use/ https://components101.com/connectors/35mm-audio-jack