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Computer Talk 4/14/2018: Yahoo & AOL's Right To Read Your Emails [Part 4]

4/16/2018
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We discuss the pros and cons of Cloudflare's new https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/lgNJC0RM98irwM5qtw2ORE?domain=1.1.1.1 Domain Name Service (DNS). A caller discusses his experiences and tips on "cutting the cable" with his cable provider. A Yahoo user receives new privacy information indicating all of her e-mails can be read by the provider--we explain the consequences of so-called "free" e-mail. Yet another Windows 10 user has a problem with a black screen on Windows login and a...

Duration:00:18:28

Computer Talk 4/14/2018: Yahoo & AOL's Right To Read Your Emails [Part 3]

4/16/2018
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We discuss the pros and cons of Cloudflare's new https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/lgNJC0RM98irwM5qtw2ORE?domain=1.1.1.1 Domain Name Service (DNS). A caller discusses his experiences and tips on "cutting the cable" with his cable provider. A Yahoo user receives new privacy information indicating all of her e-mails can be read by the provider--we explain the consequences of so-called "free" e-mail. Yet another Windows 10 user has a problem with a black screen on Windows login and a...

Duration:00:18:57

Computer Talk 4/14/2018: Yahoo & AOL's Right To Read Your Emails [Part 2]

4/16/2018
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Erik and Bob take your questions. In light of the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal, Yahoo and AOL reaffirm the right to read your emails. Tech website recode shows how Facebook uses your data for ad targeting. New iOS update causes devices with non-Apple repaired screens to stop working. Federal Trade Commission warns against requiring use of specified parts or services as conditions for warranties. Leaked Apple memo warns about disclosure of leaked information--oh the irony! A listener...

Duration:00:21:23

Computer Talk 4/14/2018: Yahoo & AOL's Right To Read Your Emails [Part 1]

4/16/2018
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Erik and Bob take your questions. In light of the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal, Yahoo and AOL reaffirm the right to read your emails. Tech website recode shows how Facebook uses your data for ad targeting. New iOS update causes devices with non-Apple repaired screens to stop working. Federal Trade Commission warns against requiring use of specified parts or services as conditions for warranties. Leaked Apple memo warns about disclosure of leaked information--oh the irony! A listener...

Duration:00:20:14

Computer Talk 4/7/18 Hr 2

4/7/2018
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Troubleshooting problems with Verizon Wireless hotspots. A caller warns of a false arrest phone scam. A listener receives help for an antivirus software recommendation for an Android phone. Suggestions for dealing with spam using Frontier mail. Fixing problems with Google Chrome not working properly at a financial website. How to free up space on an iPhone 5. A listener calls in with questions on Internet speed tests. Fixing wireless connection problems in an HP Spectre computer. A caller...

Duration:00:41:50

Computer Talk 4/7/18 Hr 1

4/7/2018
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Erik and Bob take your computer questions. Robots are "killing" Tesla Model 3 production. FIRST Robotics competition in Hartford this weekend. Luxury space hotel hotel lets you vacation like the Jetsons. Window for new H1-B visas now closed until 2019. A caller has issues with Google Chrome web browser stuck in full screen modern and possible monitor issues. Problems updating Windows 10 due to BIOS update issues. Tips to free up hard drive space in Windows 7 with the Windows Disk Cleanup...

Duration:00:40:23

Computer Talk 3/31/18 Hr 2

3/31/2018
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Many laughs are available with April Fool's Day product jokes on the web. A Yahoo mail user seeks help in recovering inadvertently deleted e-mails. A listener asks if constantly installing and uninstalling software on a computer can create problems. We offer suggestions for a listener dealing with a RAID failure on a hard drive. A user running Microsoft Word 2007 wants to use the software on a new computer; this cannot be done. We offer suggestions on purchasing a new version of Microsoft...

Duration:00:38:53

Computer Talk 3/31/18 Hr 1

3/31/2018
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Erik and Bob take your computer questions. Twenty percent of college students spend their student loan money on cryptocurrencies, study says. Leaked Facebook memo points to culture of user growth at expense of safety. Facebook "scraping" of phone data takes users by surprise. Under Armour suffers major data breach with its MyFitnessPal app. Actor Will Smith tries to romance a robot. A listener running Windows 7 has an error starting up "Could not connect to the System Event Notification...

Duration:00:37:09

Computer Talk 3/24/18 Hr 2

3/24/2018
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Comedian Jimmy Kimmel pokes fun at Amazon Alexa's "creepy" habit of spontaneous laughing. Troubleshooting a high-end Windows 7 computer that becomes randomly unresponsive by checking power and sleep settings. How to optimize Solid State Hard Drives for peak performance. Erik solicits user's home automation experiences with Amazon Alexa, so caller describes his home automation experiences with electric candle lights and turning on electric blankets. The caller recommends using a smart home...

Duration:00:37:45

Computer Talk 3/24/18 Hr 1

3/24/2018
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"Gandcrab" virus hits State of Connecticut Judicial branch, but no damage was caused. California proposes "right to repair" legislation for tech gadgets, which Apple opposes. "Flippy," an automated hamburger flipping robot, makes his debut in California restaurant. Documentary film sheds light on brilliant tech savvy actress Hedy Lamarr. A caller asks about when Malwarebytes should be used if he already has antivirus from his Internet provider; we review best security practices. How to...

Duration:00:38:02

Computer Talk 3/17/18 Hr 1

3/20/2018
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Automated burger flipping robot "Flippy" turned off because it was too fast for humans. With spate of faux products, ranchers ask cattlemen to define meat. GrayKey tool unlocks iPhones for law enforcement; leverages a security vulnerability in iPhones to do so. Google bans ads for unregulated currencies. A listener wants to "disconnect" her Goopgle Mail accouount from her YouTube account. Should you use the free or premium edition of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware? What are the differences...

Duration:00:40:59

Computer Talk 3/17/18 Hr 2

3/16/2018
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What to do if you have forgotten the password to your router. How to reset your router to factory defaults. A caller who wants to replace his computer gets information on the HP Elite x2 laptop computers. How long should a new computer last? How to check your computer for a virus infection. How to change your e-mail password for GMail. The password problems continue as another caller needs to log into his computer after forgetting his password.

Duration:00:20:02

Computer Talk 2/24/18 Hr 2

2/24/2018
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Electric car manufacturer Tesla's website gets hacked; exploited by crypto currency "miners." Art from Hour 1 of the show has his video problem fixed by switching to the Firefox web browser, but now has a new difficulty accessing AOL mail. A Chrome user is having problems where video attachments need to be dowloaded before they can be viewed. We also discuss the pitfalls of running new software on older operating systems. Connecticut-based Edible Arrangements is suing Google for $209...

Duration:00:37:25

Computer Talk 2/24/18 Hr 1

2/24/2018
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Ultraviolet-C light may slow the spread of the flu virus. Tesla installs 300 Powerwalls to give Hawaiian students air conditioning. Man sues Microsoft for $600 million over forced Windows upgrade. Money Laundering Via Author Impersonation on Amazon? The story of Patrick Reames. An Apple Macintosh user calls in with a possible web browser hijack; we give instructions on how to clear your web browser cache in Firefox for Mac and the Safari web browser, plus how to run Malwarebytes for Mac to...

Duration:00:39:28

Computer Talk 2/17/18 Hr 2

2/17/2018
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What it means when you cannot "safely disconnect" a USB hard drive from your computer due to a file that is in use by Windows; and what to do when this happens. A caller wants to play music from her Chromebook laptop in her car, we explain how to do so. A listener seeks recommendations for a 2-in-one "convertible" laptop/tablet computer, and a "port replicator" device to connect multiple monitors. We like the HP Elite x2 as a convertible, with the addition of a port replicator to connect...

Duration:00:37:42

Computer Talk 2/17/18 Hr 1

2/17/2018
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Demand for Graphics Processing Units, which are used in cryptocurrency "mining," is hampering scientific research. After allegedly draining user accounts, digital "bank" Coinbase is offering. Over 120,000 FedEx customer's data leaked from Amazon "cloud" service. SpaceX set to launch Internet Broadband satellites on February 18. A listener works at getting an HP Officejet printer to print wirelessly after a printer update. A listener with a new MacBook Air wants to get sending e-mail and...

Duration:00:38:55

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