The Personal Computer Radio Show
January 7, 2015 show01/07/15
A new show will follow us on the air. Scam tech support calls for Windows users. Solution: get a Mac or Chromebook. 3D printing in space. Star Trek. Stealing fingerprints from photos. How Microsoft numbers Windows bug fixes. Do we chose an OS first or...
December 31, 2014 show
A history of the show which first aired Aug 6, 1984. A report on AI from Jeffrey Fox. Marty Winston on the future of tech. Alfred Poor made predictions for 2015 on computer displays, autos and wearable tech. No Listener phone calls..
December 24, 2014 show
Assorted year end topics. Hello World. Net Neutrality. Fudging stats on: hard drive capacity, battery life and printed pages. Marty Winston on the year in tech. Michael Horowitz also reflects on the year. No Listener phone calls..
December 17, 2014 show
Hank thinks the design of Windows was flawed from the beginning. Most Black Fridays deals are not good deals at all. A Kickstarter project. Hank on a 360 degree camera. Adding RAM to a PC. Used monitors. Passmark tests CPUs. Listener phone calls.
December 10, 2014 show
Andrew Kay of Kaypro computers passed away in August. The All Writs Act of 1789. Patches are needed for Windows patches. Clean your registry. A camera that takes 360 degree pictures. The geography around City College. Hard disk drives. Trim on SSDs....
December 3, 2014 show
Buying computer hardware. OEM vs. retail. Used vs. refurbished. Listener phone calls.
Nov 26, 2014 show
Regin malware. Shellshock bug. Schannel bug in Windows. The fix for this caused a problem for Avast users. A new Raspberry Pi. Firefox is switching from Google to Yahoo/Bing in the US. OS X Yosemite only runs on Apple SSDs. Internet sales taxes....
Nov 12, 2014 show
Wirelurker vulnerability in iOS. Masque attack vulnerability in iOS. How should bugs be disclosed? Verizon super-cookie. A free Windows backup program charges to restore. Patent trolls. Listener phone calls.
Nov 5, 2014 show
A bit of fund raising. 3D printing. Alfred will be speaking at NYACC next week about wearable technology. See HealthTechInsider.com. Apples iCloud defaults to silently copying all your files. Now Apple and the government can see/read all your files....
Oct 29, 2014 show
A two hour fund raising show. Audio is now 64Kbps so the files are twice as large. Verizon SugarString will not discuss some topics. ATT unlimited 3G/4G data is slow. Crowdfunding and KickStarter. Portable apps. Verizon adds a hidden header to HTTP...
Oct 15, 2014 show
A two hour fund raising show. Visit our website for an MP3 of the second hour. A cheap Android tablet with free lifetime data of 200MB/month, Alfred on jobs in STEM, wearable technology, Shell shock bug, patents, hard drive reliability, Windows 8.1....
Oct 1, 2014 show
Alfred Poor discussed wearable technology. Bugs in iOS8. Windows 10. Listener phone calls.
Sept 24, 2014 show
Marty Winston on new DVDs and new high def TV standards. FCC and subsidies. Marty Winston on USB power chargers. 3D printers in space. A Microsoft corporate re-org. More encryption coming to Android. Sprints coverage is expanding. Listener phone calls.
Sept 17, 2014 show
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...
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