The Personal Computer Radio Show
Sept 17, 2014 show09/17/14
New core M processors are coming from Intel. Battery life. Cancer at Foxconn factories in China that make Apple products. Gas prices. Hank and Dave discuss their use of Linux. What Hank likes about Windows 8. Hank had a password problem. Listener...
Sept 10, 2014 show
Guest Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols discussed Linux. Cheap tablets and laptops with Windows 8.1. Why Linux failed as a desktop OS. Using Wine to run Windows apps. Chromebooks. New stuff from Apple. Listener phone calls.
Sept 3, 2014 show
Hal Finney, a cryptographer, passed away. IFTTT. Joe Jessen discussed the Internet of Things. Listener phone calls.
Aug 27, 2014 show
Bad USB. Hard disk drives. Joe fought with the priority sender feature of Samsungs Android email app. Solar panels killing birds. iPads in Los Angeles schools did not work out well. Transparent solar panels. Listener phone calls.
Aug 20, 2014 show
Lastpass had a problem with their cloud service. Joe reviewed a wireless network range extender. An upcoming low end Windows laptop from HP is expected to sell for about $200. HTTP malware injection. Listener phone calls. Listener phone calls.
Aug 13, 2014 show
The show was pre-empted last week. David on the just completed Vegas tech conferences. Tablet sales are down. Chromebook sales are up. Microsoft is charging hardware manufacturers less for Windows. Bad USB. Listener phone calls.
July 30, 2014 show
Fund raising. Premium 1 is a toolchest DVD with lots of software. Premium 2 is a set of 4 Linux Live DVDs that each include WINE to run some Windows applications. Joe and Hank both had Verizon FIOS problems. WordPress plug-in bug. There is a backdoor...
July 16, 2014 show
Chromebooks are getting more popular. Net neutrality. Xkeyscore and the NSA. Tor. Tails. Linux in cars. Listener phone calls.
July 9, 2014 show
The NSA targets people interested in Linux, Tor, Tails and encryption. Security issues with Comcast XFINITY WiFi. Facebook tried to make their users happy or sad. Verifying the age of someone on the Internet. There are no viruses on iOS as long as the...
July 2, 2014 show
Apple issued bug fixes. Wi-Fi automatic connections. Car hacking. Marty Winston on car dashboard electronics. Car repair and financing. Run Windows off a USB flash drive with Windows to go. Listener phone calls.
June 25, 2014 show
Update on WBAI and the transmitter. Aereo decision by the Supreme Court. Patents. Hacking a car. Privacy. Listener phone calls.
June 18, 2014 show
Hank offered an overview of Linux. Listener phone calls.
June 11, 2014 show
There were no shows the last two weeks due to WBAI fund raising. David warned to be afraid of metadata as a way to invade your privacy. David offers his opinion on whether anti-virus software dead. Hank on the NSA. There are bugs in hardware, software...
May 21, 2014 show
A two hour show with a focus on Linux and fund raising. Our guest was Linux expert Jim Dennis. David now works for F-Secure in Finland which promises not to insert back doors into their products. Defining distro. Software that comes with Linux. Gaming...
May 7, 2014 show
Fund raising. Intro to Linux. Upcoming Supreme Court decision on search. As a premium we offer a DVD full of software that we call a "toolchest". Included are a bunch of bug fixes. More on Aereo. Marty Winston on LED flashlights. Talk back to the FCC....
April 30, 2014 show
Security flaws in Internet Explorer and Flash. Verizon Wireless is selling your website history to their marketing partners for ads on your cellphone. FCC and Net neutrality. Getting your first IT job, Hank interviews a young woman and Alfred Poor...
April 23, 2014 show
More on Heartbleed. WBAI.org is hacked. Stevie did an interview on 3D printing. Marty Winston on UPSs. Hank on USB Flash Drives. Listener phone calls.
April 16, 2014 show
Heartbleed. Change all your passwords. Listener phone calls.
April 9, 2014 show
Windows XP still works. Advice on being safe on XP. Microsoft is giving away Windows on phones and small tablets. Stevie interviewed people from Mcor which makes 3D printers. Amazon.com. Marty Winston on data. Heartbleed bug. Listener phone calls.
April 2, 2014 show
Windows XP dies soon. Joe is having a Verizon DSL problem at home. Images taken on a smartphone are tagged with GPS location info. IrfanView is a great free image viewer/editor for Windows. Lenovo laptop battery recall. Office on iOS. Davids Ubuntu...
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