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The Personal Computer Radio Show

With Hosts Hank Kee and Joe King

The Personal Computer Show Wednesday November 13th 2019 PRN.fm Streaming On the Internet 6:00 PM Eastern Time IN THE NEWS • The Apple Credit Crd • T-Mobile’s nationwide 600 MHz 5G network will launch on December 6th • Amazon Ring doorbells exposed home Wi-Fi passwords to hackers • AT&T switches customers to more expensive plans without asking them first • AT&T pays millions to settle FTC claims 'unlimited data' had limits • Microsoft's new Office app FEATURE SEGMENTS Benjamin Rockwell - IT Pro Series • Data failure might mean company failure From the Tech Corner • Do batteries last longer in the refrigerator? • When to Replace Rechargeable Battery Technology Perspectives – Marty Winston • When houses know the weather

The Personal Computer Show Wednesday November 6th 2019 PRN.fm Streaming On the Internet 6:00 PM Eastern Time HEADLINE NEWS • new Maine law requiring à la carte channel choices • Canon is shutting down cloud-based photo platform Irista • Google Buys Fitbit • managed service providers used to push ransomware • Women in STEM FEATURE SEGMENTS Benjamin Rockwell - IT Pro Series • Listener Q’s about Citrix From the Tech Corner • Shutdown, Hibernate, Sleep, or just leave the PC On • StarTrek Tricorder Technology Perspectives – Marty Winston • Lowering the Overhead Ceiling 

The Personal Computer Show Wednesday October 30th 2019 PRN.fm Streaming On the Internet 6:00 PM Eastern Time HEADLINE NEWS • Google Spies on Their Own Employees • Google is Capping Free Storage and Promoting Paid Subscription • IOS 13.2 Bricks HomePods • The Birth Certificate for the Internet – 50 Years Old FEATURE SEGMENTS Benjamin Rockwell - IT Pro Series • Backups From the Tech Corner • What is a Quantum Computer? • How Many Days Are There Before Christmas • Before You Buy – What You Need and What is Nice to Have Technology Perspectives – Marty Winston • Technology Products for Home Pets

The Personal Computer Show Wednesday October 23rd 2019 PRN.fm Streaming On the Internet 6:00 PM Eastern Time HEADLINE NEWS • Android app Snap Tube Generating Clicks and Purchases Hidden from Users • The Military has retired the 8-inch floppy disk • Yahoo Groups is Downsizing its Offering • Imaging Resource will be Closing Down Early Next Year FEATURE SEGMENTS Benjamin Rockwell - IT Pro Series • Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking From the Tech Corner • Turbo Tax Fight to Stop Americans from Filing Their Taxes for Free Technology Perspectives – Marty Winston • Living Dangerously and Cleverly with Power Tools

The Personal Computer Show Wednesday October 16th 2019 PRN.fm Streaming On the Internet 6:00 PM Eastern Time HEADLINE NEWS • WeWork failed IPO and its impact on Meetup.COM • Microsoft Word Users Are Incensed Over Apple’s New Catalina OS • Google New Hardware Announcements • iPhone 11 series is not scratch-resistant • Multiple Problems Reported With New Windows 10 Updates • Now Microsoft is taking control of your Personal Computer • The Latest in TV Subscription Deals FEATURE SEGMENTS IT Pro Series – Benjamin Rockwell • BYOD Bring Your Own Devices to Work - Part 3 of 3 From the Tech Corner – Hank Kee • What is Libra Cryptocurrency and Calibra Wallet? Technology Perspectives – Marty Winston • Trick or Treating with Tech

The Personal Computer Show Wednesday October 9th 2019 PRN.fm Streaming On the Internet 6:00 PM Eastern Time HEADLINE NEWS • Supreme Court allows blind people to sue retailers if their websites are not accessible • Fake Browser Updates Infect Websites • Consumer Reports: Hidden cable TV fees may cost you $450 extra annually • Spectrum raising prices on TV and internet services • Threat Group Uses Bit.ly, BlogSpot, Pastebin to Deliver Malware • New and Improved Lithium ion for the International Space Station. • Roku’s big money-making business is ads. FEATURE SEGMENTS IT Pro Series – Benjamin Rockwell • BYOD Bring Your Own Devices to Work - Part 2 of 3 From the Tech Corner – Hank Kee • Microsoft October 2nd Product Announcements • Spectrum for Wireless Microphones Moved (Marty Winston) Technology Perspectives – Marty Winston • Adjusting to the Seasonal Change Move into Indoor Space

The Personal Computer Show Wednesday October 2nd 2019 PRN.fm Streaming On the Internet 6:00 PM Eastern Time HEADLINE NEWS • FTC.Says Match.com Used Fake Ads to Swindle Users • Hold off on the Purchase of New iPhones and iPad • Microsoft Removes CCleaner Ban From Their Community Forums • Sprint took FCC cash for “serving” 885,000 people it wasn’t actually serving. FEATURE SEGMENTS IT Pro Series – Benjamin Rockwell • Part 1 of 3 on bringing-your-own-device to work From the Tech Corner – Hank Kee • Is the Internet of Things ready for primetime? Technology Perspectives – Marty Winston • New rules for power tools 

The Personal Computer Show Wednesday September 25th 2019 PRN.fm Streaming On the Internet 6:00 PM Eastern Time HEADLINE NEWS • Sol Libes – the Passing of a PC Pioneer • Amazon Changes Algorithm to Promote More Profitable Products. • Court Rules Amazon May Be Liable for Third-Party Products • Apple is launching a Research app that will allow US consumers to participate in health studies • AMD has been beating Intel in processors sold. FEATURE SEGMENTS IT Pro Series – Benjamin Rockwell • Linked In usage guidance. From the Tech Corner – Hank Kee • Americans deserve greater transparency from Big Tech • In Big Tech We Trust. How much power does Big Tech really have? • Facebook’s customer-satisfaction scores plunging. Technology Perspectives – Marty Winston • Shiny new gizmos will mean that resistance is futile. 

The Personal Computer Show Wednesday September 18th 2019 PRN.fm Streaming On the Internet 6:00 PM Eastern Time In The News • GNU founder Richard Stallman resigns from MIT • Comcast, Cable Giants Sue Maine Over Law Forcing Them to Let Customers Pay for Specific Channels • Most of the robocalls you get aren't coming from AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile numbers • How secure is a Chromebook vs. a PC and a MacBook? FEATURE SEGMENTS IT Pro Series – Benjamin Rockwell • Business level technical support From the Tech Corner – Hank Kee • New AT&T-Verizon partnership raises antitrust eyebrows • The iPhone 11 feels like it’s more about playing catch up than serving as a platform for breakthrough innovation. • What we know so far about the unusual Windows 10 1909 Tech Perspectives– Marty WInston • Winterizing personal tech 

The Personal Computer Show Wednesday September 11th 2019 PRN.fm Streaming On the Internet 6:00 PM Eastern Time September 11th Remembrance IN THE NEWS • Apple just unveiled the iPhone 11 • The MTA is tired of saving AirPods from subway tracks • Google just released Android 10 • Google Insider Turns Over Docs And Laptop To DOJ • Steve Wozniak “Give me a choice to pay for almost no tracking.” FEATURE SEGMENTS Computer Talk – Benjamin Rockwell • IT Pro Series – Duty cycles, MTBF, failures cycles From the Tech Corner – Hank Kee • COBOL Turns 60 • 17 Things You Can Do in Android 10 Home Automation – Marty Winston • Home Automation for Cheapskates

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