The Personal Computer Radio Show
April 29, 2015 show04/29/15
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...
April 1, 2015 show
More on cleaning data off a hard disk drive. Sales of notebooks and desktops are up, tablets are down. New cheap Chromebooks. Hanks first impressions on Windows 10. Where to download a beta copy of Windows 10 without registering. Listener phone calls.
March 25, 2015 show
David on security: using credit cards online and WiFi. Frys vs. NewEgg. Upgrading pirated copies of Windows to v10. Kingsoft Office. Wiping a hard drive. Listener phone calls.
March 18, 2015 show
Google started manually reviewing apps before they reach the Play Store. Dan Rosenbaum on wearable technology and voice recognition as the next Killer App. The new Apple laptop computer. Alfred Poor on the hype around the Apple watch. He is not a fan...
March 11, 2015 show
Apps draining smartphone batteries. Apple watch. Apple Research Kit SDK. Sting Ray devices used to track bad guys. Superfish. Freak. David warned that SSL/TLS is not secure, so don't use it. Marty Winston on consumer drones. Listener phone calls.
February 11, 2015 2-hour show
A two hour fund raising show that aired from 7pm to 9pm. To download the second hour, go to pcradioshow2.org. No listener phone calls.
January 21, 2015 show
Jamming WiFi networks in Marriott hotels. No more Google Glass. A portable WiFi sniffer. A new mainframe from IBM. Replacement batteries for a Mac laptop. An interview by Jeff Fox about Make!Sense. Listener phone calls.
January 14, 2015 show
Windows 7 is still sold and supported with bug fixes. Very few Android devices run the latest v5 OS. Google will not fix a bug in Android browser. PC sales are up. New Chromebooks will boot from a USB flash drive. Apple Thunderbolt peripherals can...
January 7, 2015 show
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...
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