State of Malware We’ve talked about the health of the internet, the state of the PC industry… how about the state of malware? Are things getting better or worse? And how? What are the bad guys doing? Are the good guys putting up a good fight? Join us as we take a step back, celebrate some victories, and look forward to the challenges ahead. Did you miss hour one? Click here!
Another Scam — They just keep coming. Why? Why? Why can’t these people do something good with their lives? Yes, its time for scam season as people begin getting ready for tax day in April. We go over the IRS scams and scams in generals as we lament this unfortunate topic. For more information? Go to the IRS to see some of the latest tax scams at https://www.irs.gov/uac/tax-scams-consumer-alerts ! Ready for a cheerier hour two? Click here for listen!
How’d We Do? – Part 1 Its time for our annual tradition: scoring our predictions from the previous year! Jonathan, LD, and Sam all went out on a limb and talked about what they thought would happen in 2016 – its time for scoring! Join us as we go over our ups and downs and discuss how things went! Ready for hour two? Click here!
How’d We Do? – Part 2 We continue our predictions scoring show for 2016! How are the guys doing? How did you do? Are you ready for our 2017 predictions show next week? Who can say? Did you miss hour one? Click here!
Net Neutrality, the FCC, and the New Administration The trick with the United States government is, for better and worse, it changes pretty frequently. This can make continuity between administrations a little tricky at best. The past administration was pro-Net Neutrality, for instance. But more than that, they can change during their tenure. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler really worried some people when he came in as a cable industry insider, and gradually changed to being a pro-consumer advocate. So, what will the next four years look like? And what can we do about things if we don’t like how they’re looking? Jonathan, LD, and Sam talk about that very subject! Ready for hour two? Click here!
Consequences of a Splody-Phone Speaking of things going up in flames: Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is not only recalled, but production has also stopped entirely, its on “no fly” lists, and really, there’s no good reason to have one now. We talk about that, our thoughts on the recall, how other companies should try learning from this, and more. Did you miss hour one? Click here!
Apple, Earbuds, and DRM Apple Announced its new iPhone 7 – newer, faster, and one less plug. If you had wired headphones or earbuds you really liked, then you’ll have to get a Thunderbolt dongle to keep using them! But are there any other downsides to this new arrangement? Apple doesn’t seem to think so, but we’re not so sure. Also: Our good friends at OfficeMax/OfficeDepot in Kahului have given us a NEW PRIZE for our listener’s contest! Email us a letter, question, comments, a note saying hello to email@example.com to enter to win a Western Digital My Cloud Mirror 4tb drive! Hook it up to your network and enjoy tons of mirrored backup! Ready for hour two? Click here!
Windows 10 – The Final Verdict – Part 1 The dates are finally upon us. Microsoft’s brilliant (ahem) marketing schemes of getting people to upgrade to Windows 10 has run its course. There are now just 2 weeks left in the free upgrade program. And in this episode we’ll go into the details about what happens next with Windows 10, we’ll go into the new pricing scheme for the new OS, the pros and cons of the choices, and exactly how it can affect users like you! Ready for part two of the show? Click here!
Windows 10 – Final Verdict – Part 2 The dates are finally upon us. Microsoft’s brilliant (ahem) marketing schemes of getting people to upgrade to Windows 10 has run its course. There are now just 2 weeks left in the free upgrade program. And in this episode we’ll go into the details about what happens next with Windows 10, we’ll go into the new pricing scheme for the new OS, the pros and cons of the choices, and exactly how it can affect users like you! Did you miss part one? Listen by clicking here!
The Windows 10 Auto-Upgrade Caper – Part 1 Windows 10 is a fine operating system with lots of good things about it. So, why is Microsoft trying to shove it down everyone’s throat? Recently they changed how the “optional” update was handled, making it almost mandatory if you get stuck with it. What to do? Jonathan, LD, and Sam talk about this and more! For Part 2 of this discussion, be sure to click here as well!