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The Personal Computer Radio Show

With Hosts Hank Kee and Joe King

Personal Computer Show Wednesday February 13, 2019 PRN.fm 6:00 PM Eastern Time IN THE NEWS 1. Facing opposition, Amazon reconsiders N.Y. headquarters site 2. Amazon Reducing Cardboard Box Packaging Waste 3. NY Public Service Commission approves T-Mobile/Sprint merger FEATURED SEGMENTS Computer Talk – Benjamin Rockwell • Cyber Terrorism From the Tech Corner • How To Handle Robo and Spam Calls • Ask Not What You Can Run on Your Computer After You Bought It • How To Do Tax Prep On Your Linux Distro or Chrome Book Home Automation – Marty Winston • Energy Seeks Balance –Placement of Thermostat Control

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Personal Computer Show Wednesday February 6th 2019 PRN.fm 6:00 PM Eastern Time IN THE NEWS • Charter Spectrum and New York near deal to stay in state • The Teens 'Consented' to Putting Facebook Spyware on Their Phones • Group FaceTime will be returning to iPhones, iPads and Macs next week • FamilyTreeDNA Hands the FBI Access to Its Database • Windows 10 Update Issues Resolved with DNS Fixes FEATURED SEGMENTS Computer Talk – Benjamin Rockwell • When to replace computing equipment From the Tech Corner • How Might You Speed Up the Internet • First Look – Minute Man UPS Home Automation – Marty Winston • Power Line Pollution of Electrical Power 

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Personal Computer Show Wednesday January 30th 2019 PRN.fm 6:00 PM Eastern Time IN THE NEWS • A major security flaw found in FaceTime. Turn it Off • What will be in Windows 10 April 2019 Updates • Verizon offers free robocall blocking • iPhone XR US sales beat iPhone XS, XS Max combined • Microsoft cripples Windows Media Player on Windows 7 FEATURE SEGMENTS COMPUTER TALK - Benjamin Rockwell • Virtualization QUICK TECH TIPS • Who is on your network without your knowledge? • Beware of improper house wiring • How To Bypass Windows Password startup FROM THE TECH CORNER – Hank Kee • The Era of Easy Recycling May be Coming to an End HOME AUTOMATION – Marty Winston • Down the Rabbit Hole

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Personal Computer Show Wednesday January 23rd 2019 PRN.fm 6:00 PM Eastern Time IN THE NEWS Is Apple Losing its MoJo? 1. Retailers are slashing iPhone prices across China as consumers say the phones aren't worth the cost 2. Apple is Not Learning From its Mistake: 3 iPhone Models in 2019 3. OnePlus is crushing Apple’s iPhone dream in India 4. iPhone SE goes back on sale as a $249 clearance item A True All in One Computer FEATURED SEGMENTS From the Listener Mailbag Computer Talk – Benjamin Rockwell • Documenting Computer Issues From the Tech Corner – Hank Kee • How does Office 365 differ from Microsoft Office 2019? Home Automation – Marty Winston • Wasted energy is also dangerous

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Personal Computer Show

Wednesday January 16th 2019

PRN.fm 6:00 PM Eastern Time

IN THE NEWS

  • AT&T and T-Mobile Say They’ll Stop Selling User Location Data
  • Windows 10 1903 Will Set Aside 7GB of Disk Space for Windows Updates
  • Don’t Want Microsoft to Reserve 7GB for Windows Updates? Here’s How to Disable It
  • Ring reportedly gave employees access to customer video feeds

 

FEATURED SEGMENTS

Computer Talk – Benjamin Rockwell

  • Why Reboot Works

From the Tech Corner

  • Is your Hardware Upgradeable to Run Windows 10?
  • Brilliant Blue Light over Astoria Queens

Home Automation – Marty Winston

  • Warmup Mental Exercise
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Personal Computer Show Wednesday January 9, 2019 PRN.fm 6:00 PM Eastern Time IN THE NEWS: • Training the Growing Freelance Workforce FEATURE SEGMENTS: Computer Talk – Benjamin Rockwell • Virtual Private Network (VPN) 101 • What types of jobs are there in the field of Information Technology? (rebroadcast) From the Tech Corner – Hank Kee (rebroadcast) • What do you do when your computer seems to run with a mind of its own? • What to do when your system cannot start-up cleanly or it just doesn’t turn on • Preventive Maintenance of Hard Computing Equipment Home Automation – Marty Winston • Returning to the Old Homestead • Return on Investment of Home Automation systems (rebroadcast) 

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Personal Computer Show
Wednesday, January 2nd 2019
PRN.fm 6:00 PM Eastern Time
WBAI FM 99.5 NY 9:00 PM Eastern Time
IN THE NEWS:
Blue Light Illuminates Sky In Queens – Computer System Crashes
Apple is now beta testing iOS 12.1.3
Ransomware SCAM
More popular apps are sending data to Facebook without asking
Microsoft's latest Windows 10 - Windows Sandbox appears
The Totally Free Streaming Service You Didn't Know You Have
FEATURE SEGMENTS:
FROM THE TECH CORNER
What Does the Future of Radio Look Like?
Benjamin Rockwell
What types of jobs are there in the field of Information Technology?
Women in STEM
Home Automation – Marty Winston
Return on Investment of Home Automation systems

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Personal Computer Show Wednesday December 26, 2018 IN THE NEWS: • Apple confirms some iPad Pros ship slightly bent, but says it’s normal FEATURE SEGMENTS: From the Tech Corner – Hank Kee • What do you do when your computer seems to run with a mind of its own? • What to do when your system cannot start-up cleanly or it just doesn’t turn on • Preventive Maintenance of Hard Computing Equipment • There's a clear cell phone-cancer link, but FDA is downplaying it • Wireless Printers are Vulnerable when connected to Port 9100 Home Automation – Marty Winston • Forecast of technology in 2019 

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Merry Christmas Personal Computer Show Wednesday December 19, 2018 PRN.fm 6:00 PM Eastern Time IN THE NEWS • Location Data Selling of Consumer Privacy is a $21 Billion Business • New iPhones have Serious Deign and Sale Problems • Taxing Text Messages and Net Neutrality FEATURE SEGMENTS:: Health and Wearable Technologies – Dr. Alfred Poor • Weight lifting reduces chances of heart attack or stroke; • electronic skin detects Earth’s magnetic fields; • Google Glass project at Stanford helps autistic children detect emotions From the Tech Corner – Hank Kee • What to do when your system cannot start-up or it just doesn’t turn on Home Automation – Marty Winston • Last minute ideas for the holiday shopper 

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Personal Computer Show Wednesday, December 12th 2018 BroadcastPRN.fm on the INTERNET 6:00 PM ET IN THE NEWS: • The Dispute between Apple and Qualcomm • Who is Huawei and what’s the fuss with Huawei? • Big Tech Facebook and Google Misdirection - Facebook Used People’s Data to Favor Certain Partners and Punish Rivals - Google indirectly selling your data to companies who pay Google to advertise their products/services. • Microsoft is asking for Government Regulation on Facial Recognition Tech FEATURE SEGMENTS: Health and Wearable Technologies – Dr. Alfred Poor • Wearable monitors help emergency responders; • AI doctors already at work in England; • forecasts show strong wearables market growth From the Tech Corner – Hank Kee • There's a clear cell phone-cancer link, but FDA is downplaying it Home Automation – Marty Winston • Resolutions to break 

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