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The Personal Computer Radio Show

With Hosts Hank Kee and Joe King

Personal Computer Show Wednesday March 20th 2019 PRN.fm 6:00 PM Eastern Time IN THE NEWS • Scam - Your social security number is about to be suspended! • Charter Spectrum settlement •hotelwifitest.com – a Hotel WiFi Test • When Google Fiber Abandons Your City as a Failed Experiment • Google Hardware makes cuts to laptop and tablet development, cancels products • Two thirds of Android antivirus apps don't work properly FEATURE SEGMENTS Computer Talk – Benjamin Rockwell • Desktop vs Laptop From the Tech Corner – Hank Kee • How Much Personal Data People Leave on Used Equipment • Do a little research before you cut the cord. • Personal Computing and the Color Blind Home Automation – Marty Winston • Vernal Equinox- what that means for your house

Personal Computer Show Wednesday March 13th 2019 PRN.fm 6:00 PM Eastern Time IN THE NEWS • The Raspberry Pi is Now Mainstream • Update Google Chrome Right Now • Saving Trees - Costco is shutting down the photo labs • Changes in the Amazon Business Model • The New York KGB Museum FEATURE SEGMENTS Software Review – Brendan Kidwell • Microsoft Step Recorder Computer Talk – Benjamin Rockwell • Change Mgmt with Monorail Train Developer From the Tech Corner – Hank Kee • Deleting Personal Data before Recycling Equipment • The Case of the United States vs Huawei Home Automation – Marty Winston • Tomorrow is Pi Day, Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day–does Marty Winston have a recipe for Leprechaun Pie?

Personal Computer Show Wednesday March 6th 2019 PRN.fm 6:00 PM Eastern Time IN THE NEWS • The web just took a big step toward a password-free future • The Y2K of GPS is arriving on April 6 • Google pay equity analysis leads to raises for thousands of men • Amazon abandons huge office space in downtown Seattle • Tesla owners literally protest over drastic price cuts FEATURE SEGMENTS Computer Talk – Benjamin Rockwell • RAID made simple with Personal Privacy Advisor From the Tech Corner – Hank Kee • There is software and there is software • Programming Language to Learn Today and Tomorrow Home Automation – Marty Winston • Daylight Savings Time returns in the wee hours of next Sunday morning – replace those smoke detector batteries 

Personal Computer Show Wednesday February 27th 2019 PRN.fm 6:00 PM Eastern Time IN THE NEWS • Fake Amazon reviews draw FTC fraud charges • Major security issue found in popular password managers • Verizon to lock new smartphones for 60 days • Apps give Facebook sensitive health and other data • Galaxy Fold outdoes the iPhone XS in price • Facebook will shut down its spyware VPN FEATURE SEGMENTS Computer Talk – Benjamin Rockwell • When did you last backup your system? From the Tech Corner – Hank Kee • Listener Questions • Chromebook Revisited Home Automation – Marty Winston • Mardi Gras Preparations 

Personal Computer Show Wednesday February 20th 2019 PRN.fm 6:00 PM Eastern Time IN THE NEWS • Facebook is negotiating with FTC to pay multibillion-dollar fine • Amazon cancels plans for HQ2 in New York City • NASA rover finally bites the dust on Mars after 15 years • Spectrum Is Offering 30 Mbps Internet Service for Just $14.99 • Truth-in-Billing Fees Act of 2019 FEATURED SEGMENTS Computer Talk – Benjamin Rockwell • Multi Factor Authentication From the Tech Corner – Hank Kee • Letters from the Listeners • Microsoft’s new Chrome extension • Windows Updates will require browsers to support SHA-2 Home Automation – Marty Winston • Tuesday’s Super Snow Moon

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

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 

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

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

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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