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Quick, unscripted, deep dives into various topics of the technological world. A DexJohn's PC podcast presented by Dexter Johnson.

Quick, unscripted, deep dives into various topics of the technological world. A DexJohn's PC podcast presented by Dexter Johnson.
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Quick, unscripted, deep dives into various topics of the technological world. A DexJohn's PC podcast presented by Dexter Johnson.

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English


Episodes

139: Is Siri Shortcuts NOT for the Average Joe?

9/19/2018
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Apple bought the Workflow app a little over a year ago because of all of the automations that could be sequenced together and create powerful workflows. That is now now as Shortcuts and is integrated directly into iOS AND Siri. But how discoverable are these neat little nuggets and how easy or difficult are they to construct? It seems that this automation platform is for the power user and not for the Average Joe, which will leave the gap left by Siri being subpar...left WIDE open. || Let's...

Duration:00:03:13

138: EU Copyright Directive, Internet Destruction..

9/17/2018
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How dumb and how unapologetic will these internet laws become. With short-sighted law after short-sighted law being introduced by people, who don't understand the technology that they are attempting to govern. Big companies are so terrified of things that users post, they want to tell, "copyright" at anything that resembles a copyrighted work, regardless of the context that it was posted. Read the full story here: https://boingboing.net/2018/09/12/vichy-nerds-2.html || Let's continue our...

Duration:00:07:36

137: Apple 2018 iPhone Event Recap!!

9/12/2018
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All you need to know from Apple's latest event on Apple Watch Series 4, iPhones XS, XS Max and XR. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest posts. Share this podcast with a friend!

Duration:00:09:28

136: Tesla Wrong OR Irresponsible Driver?

9/10/2018
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When should we take responsibility in an ever evolving autonomous world? Honestly, we aren't there yet, but some Tesla owners think we are and doing so putting themselves and others in danger. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest posts. Share this podcast with a friend!

Duration:00:05:51

135: iPhone XC, low cost at $849?

9/10/2018
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Is Apple's "low cost" device going to cost $699 or $849? Neither is truly low cost, but we'll find out soon enough. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest posts. Share this podcast with a friend!

Duration:00:02:23

134: Google Event for October 9th!

9/7/2018
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We have a date for Google's Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL devices. Will they surprise us with something else? We shall see! || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest posts. Share this podcast with a friend!

Duration:00:02:28

133: FCC Demands Transparency from big tech!?

9/6/2018
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In an age where large tech companies are accused of silencing conservative voices, the FCC (while it cannot regulate anything else) wants tech companies to be more transparent in how they operate and provide us with data. While this can be a good thing, remember precedent and is this really needed to accomplish a goal? || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest posts. Share this podcast...

Duration:00:04:30

130: Why OnePlus 6T is the real "Pixel"

9/5/2018
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The leaks regarding Google's Latest smartphone the Pixel 3 XL have been a letdown to say the least, with a huge trough of a display notch and an even larger pricetag likely to follow, it may not be the device you want, especially with performance issues that are appearing in their current flagship -- it seems that Google can never get hardware of this scale right. On the other hand, OnePlus the famed flagship killer might have something up their smartphone sleeves that may make their latest...

Duration:00:04:52

129: Apple iPhone Event Sept 12th!!

9/1/2018
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It's been scheduled, Apple's fall event, for September 12th. Will we get all of the goodies we're expecting? iPhones, iPads, Macs and Apple Watch? We shall see. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest posts. Share this podcast with a friend!

Duration:00:02:45

128: Price Margins Explained.

8/31/2018
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What are margins? We all hear that Apple has some of the best margins in the tech world, what goes into it? || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest posts. Share this podcast with a friend!

Duration:00:04:32

127: Micropayments moving to XBox?

8/30/2018
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For a monthly fee you can become an XBox gamer! Is this deal worth it? What does it mean for the future? It might not be as bad as you think as long as we understand the consequences and potential pitfalls of micropayments in our current ecosystem. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest posts. Share this podcast with a friend!

Duration:00:03:49

126: Google's Latest WearOS Update!

8/29/2018
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It actually looks good! Let's just hope that Google pushes it and doesn't change it for the sake of saying they changed it. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest posts. Share this podcast with a friend!

Duration:00:03:38

125: Throttling the fire department?

8/28/2018
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Verizon, you've got to do better. When data becomes and limited, non-renewable resource -- let us know. Until then, stop acting like it is. Read more here: https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/21/17765682/verizon-california-throttled-wildfires || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest posts. Share this podcast with a friend!

Duration:00:05:48

124: Gmail's "not so safe" Confidential Mode

8/23/2018
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Is Gmail's latest feature for sending secure emails a wolf in sheep's clothing? The EFF seems to think so. Confidential mode promises a lot but really doesn't deliver on anything, except providing Google more data. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/07/between-you-me-and-google-problems-gmails-confidential-mode || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest posts. Share this podcast with a...

Duration:00:05:04

123: Nvidia's expensive new graphics cards..

8/21/2018
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The 20 series cards are absolute beasts in terms of performance and prowess; however, what does this mean for the price conscious consumer? Find more information on the release here: https://gizmodo.com/nvidias-beastly-new-20-series-rtx-gpus-claims-up-to-6x-1828464202 || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest posts. Share this podcast with a friend!

Duration:00:05:15

122: Why does USB Type-C still suck in 2018?

8/20/2018
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Apple has "pro" devices that you must spend hundreds of dollars on adapters to actually make useful, companies create cables that don't properly work -- while there are no true standards for USB Type-C. This is the promise and future that simply failed, so what do we do now? || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest posts. Share this podcast with a friend!

Duration:00:05:06

121: Stay out of China, Google!

8/17/2018
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The Chinese government rules in a way that is honestly disgusting for human rights, as it wants to constantly control the messaging that is hitting it's citizens. This type of authoritarian government has lots of moral issues and large companies should think about THOSE instead of the amounts of money that it can make in counties that operate in this manner. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top...

Duration:00:04:28

120: What is a hardware or software leak?

8/16/2018
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Leaks. Thanks to the internet, we can all find out about our favorite devices before they are released. Does this help or hurt the companies that are pushing these products? || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest posts. Share this podcast with a friend!

Duration:00:05:22

119: The Android Slowdown Paradox..

8/14/2018
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It's happened to us all, on every mobile platform, you tap your favorite app and your phone hangs a few seconds during opening and even drops a few frames during the animations. This is usually much more prevalent on Android and when it happens on Pixel devices, those built and blessed by Google -- we've got a major problem. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest posts. Share this...

Duration:00:06:04

118: Galaxy Note 9, no notch required!

8/9/2018
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Galaxy Unpacked dropped a few things on us, with the most important and headlining thing being the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. It looks nearly identical to the Note 8, but the internals and upgrades to the S-Pen make this device incredibly appealing. Read more here: https://mashable.com/2018/08/09/samsung-galaxy-note-9-hands-on/ || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest posts. Share this...

Duration:00:05:34