The Personal Computer Radio Show
Sept 30, 2015 show09/30/15
The legality of being required to give up a cellphone password. FTC complaints against Google. Cloud problems. Backup problems. Volkswagen software and punishment issues. Tech products are getting less secure. Transferring big files. Identity theft....
Sept 23, 2015 show
Rather than wait forever for a phone line in the studio, we are accepting questions via Twitter. Use the hash tag #pcshow also use Alfreds handle @AlfredPoor. Alfred warned that there is a lot of mis-information out there regarding student debt and...
Sept 16, 2015 show
Fund raising schedule (see our website). Transferring big files. New Apple devices. Defining a Personal Computer. Expensive computers are more reliable than cheap ones. Microsoft Surface Pro vs. new iPad Pro. Apple device sales figures. What is a...
Sept 9, 2015 show
Apple. New big iPad. New iPhone. New Apple Watch OS and hardware. iPhone sales. New Apple TV. The market for tablets. No more Intel science awards as of 2017. Toshiba may give up on PCs. Cheap Windows 8 laptops. Devices without replaceable batteries....
Sept 2, 2015 show
Diagnostic telemetry in Windows 10, translates in English to mean that Microsoft is spying on you. Recently it was uncovered that Microsoft is adding the same sort of thing to Windows 7 and 8. Apple is adding adblockers to iOS9. Camera megapixels....
Aug 26, 2015 show
Microsoft is discontinuing OneDrive Groups. Troubleshooting power problems on Joes old Android tablet. Troubleshooting Hanks Internet and TV problems - it was the plug on a powerline adapter. Windows 10 privacy invasion and BitTorrent. Intel Core M...
Aug 19, 2015 Live show
An emergency patch was released for Internet Explorer on all versions of Windows. ATT and Verizon helped the NSA collect information. IBM has expanded the support of Linux on the mainframe. David Perry reported on the hacker conferences: Blackhat and...
Aug 12, 2015 show
The show was pre-recorded. Hank griped about WBAI and premiums. A Blackhat vulnerability. Alfred Poor on health related wearable technology. This week marks the 33rd year of the Personal Computer Show. More on Windows 10 including how Microsoft spies...
July 29, 2015 show
No show next week. Fund raising offering a whitepaper by Hank on Windows 10 and Flash Drives. These optional Windows Update patches let Microsoft upgrade your PC to Windows 10: KB3035583 and KB2952664 or KB2976978. A full-size 15.6 inch laptop for...
July 15, 2015 show
Michael sat in for Joe. The Defcon presentation on a new security device called ProxyHam was canceled for an unknown reason. Comcast is planning their own streaming video system with over-the-air channels and HBO. How secure are passwords stored in...
July 8, 2015 show
An update on Windows 10. Intel compute stick. Marty Winston on whats new in electronics. USB Flash drives. No listener phone calls.
July 1, 2015 show
Hank switched 2 years ago from Time Warner to Verizon and considered going back. Joe had bad experience with Verizon and a good one with Time Warner. Cellphone data plans. Joe had a bad experience using Netflix on a cellphone data plan. Microsoft...
June 24, 2015 show
Fundraising housekeeping. STEM labor shortage? Disney laid off IT staff, got bad PR, then reversed course. Electrical providers and solar panels. College student debt. Apple not paying musicians. Copyrights of photos. USB portable power sticks. How to...
June 10, 2015 Regular show
The studio still has only one phone line, and no Skype, so the show could not take phone calls from listeners. Send questions by mail to pcradioquestion at gmail.com. David Perry on keys, locks and passwords. Windows Me. Hanks white paper premium....
June 3, 2015 Fund Raising show
The new studio stinks. Our premium is finally listed on give2wbai.org. About Congress, the Patriot act and the Freedom act. Cisco cooked the books on sales. Stealing money from the IRS. Windows 10. A Chinese antivirus company cheats. No listener phone...
May 20, 2015 Two Hours Fund Raising
A 2 hour show. Bad Lenovo batteries. Verizon bought AOL. BitTorrent. Solid state drives. Windows 10. Backups. Fund raising. The second hour is available for download at pcradioshow2.org.
May 6, 2015 Two Hours Fund Raising
A 2 hour show. H1B visa workers. Windows 10. Backing up. Fund raising. No phone calls. The show is pre-empted next week. The second hour is available for download at pcradioshow2.org.
April 29, 2015 show
Image backups. Some cellphones have internal AM radios. Atom CPU. New Intel stick/thumb drive that runs Windows. Time Warner will not be purchased by Comcast. iPad app crashes and causes delays on American Airlines. New Windows 10 browser is called...
April 22, 2015 show on VPNs
Ransomware on Windows PCs. Don't click on links in email. Windows 10. Makerbot. Listener phone calls.
April 15, 2015 show on VPNs
Michael offered an introduction to VPNs. The ones he mentioned were Freedome from F-Secure, Private Internet Access (liked by PC Magazine), NORD VPN (also liked by PC Magazine) and TunnelBear which offers a free service limited ot 500MB/month. Hank...
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