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In the Weeds with 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 meant to empower, educate and inform the masses.

Quick, unscripted, deep dives into various topics of the technological world. A DexJohn's PC podcast presented by Dexter Johnson meant to empower, educate and inform the masses.

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United States

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Anchor FM

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Quick, unscripted, deep dives into various topics of the technological world. A DexJohn's PC podcast presented by Dexter Johnson meant to empower, educate and inform the masses.

Language:

English


Episodes

396: New Twitter Super Follow to cost money??

3/1/2021
Meet the new Super Follow, allowing your favorite creators to charge you money to see more content, on yet another platform. I see this at another nickel and diming of the consumer given ths fact that we already have Patreon and various other ways to subscribe to your favorite creator. Additionally, a new Communities feature similar to Facebook Groups appears to help acclimate new users and even find existing users new homes -- this feature appears to be free! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––...

Duration:00:06:17

395: Australia and one STUPID news law...

2/22/2021
Disappointed. Countries are killing our internet with legislation. What's the issue this time? Posting links to social media -- in an effort to ensure that publishers get paid, Google and Facebook are on the hook for what it's users post. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this...

Duration:00:13:00

394: Facebook better at bullying and harassment detection!

2/12/2021
During the last quarter, Facebook has noted increased takedowns over the past quarter, citing AI as the leading cause for helping to keep its platforms (Facebook and Instagram) clean. Good on you Facebook.....for once. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode:...

Duration:00:06:58

393: Elon's Tesla production excuses...

2/5/2021
I don't accept excuses from companies that make millions and charge even more for their products, Tesla will NOT be given a pass. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/3/22265351/tesla-paint-quality-production-elon-musk Intro music...

Duration:00:09:01

392: FTC issued fines for scalping? What took so long?

1/27/2021
The FTC finally levied fines against groups for scalping, this time for buying tickets in droves online. Let's get that same effort and energy and scalpers targeting consumer electronics. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode:...

Duration:00:06:12

391: Importance of Computer Literacy!!

1/22/2021
Computer skills are necessary in 2021, the digital age, no matter how bad you want -- they are inescapable. Don't be that cool guy or cool that can trick out their Facebook page but not open Excel. You can do it! And I'm here to hold you accountable. If you're looking to learn more about anything on the technology front, search it up on YouTube or visit my favorite learning platform Udemy! –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson...

Duration:00:11:34

390: What happens to big tech under a new political administration?

1/21/2021
I think we're going to see much of the same. Individuals trying to govern platforms they do not understand. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons...

Duration:00:08:09

389: Antitrust suit involving the Google Play Store?

1/17/2021
The Google Play Store is home to Android apps. However, developers are tired of the Google tax and rules surrounding it. However, on the flip side, this helps to keep consumers safe and promotes and healthy ecosystem. This appears to be a case of developers wanting their way over the safety of those utilizing their apps. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts...

Duration:00:08:05

388: Freedom of Speech online??

1/11/2021
The First Amendment protects our speech! While this is correct, context, location and platform matters. In that case, does freedom of speech even exist? Did freedom of speech ever exist? –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode:...

Duration:00:36:26

387: WhatsApp wants your data??

1/7/2021
WhatsApp has been known as a privacy first company that simply didn't want your data. However, things slowly started changing when it was acquired by Facebook. Fortunately, there are other messaging options out there such as Signal, Telegram or iMessage if you're on iOS. Your privacy is paramount. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of...

Duration:00:09:11

Bonus: No respect for attacking my Capitol.

1/7/2021
No words can describe the sadness I have right now.

Duration:00:06:44

386: Lawmakers tired of Comcast data caps!!

1/6/2021
Lawmakers and everyone else are growing tired of data caps that exist only to make more money for these greedy USPS. Massachusetts lawmakers have had enough and they want Comcast to lift the data caps -- not only should they be lifted for those consumers but across the country as we use more data year over year. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the...

Duration:00:10:28

385: Your 2021 Tech Toolkit!

1/2/2021
What items do you need in your arsenal for 2021? Not a complete list but some of the most important, including VPN and a password manager. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar...

Duration:00:15:45

Move over 2020!!!

12/31/2020
With 2021 on our horizon, a global pandemic afoot, we as a society continue to be resilient. We're going to make it. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar...

Duration:00:05:55

384: Apple and the ACLU fight for privacy and security!!

12/24/2020
Our government has never cared about privacy of its citizens, we owe them everything..NOT. Apple and the ACLU fight for security and privacy of our devices against hackers and the FBI. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this...

Duration:00:09:41

383: Cyberpunk 2077 pulled from PlayStation Store!

12/18/2020
Rightfully so. In a move that needed to happen, Sony had the courage to pull Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation Store until the bugs could be resolved. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.engadget.com/cyberpunk-2077-pulled-sony-012418332.html Intro music...

Duration:00:09:30

382: Apple's $549 AirPods Max..WOW.

12/8/2020
$549. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2020/12/apple-introduces-airpods-max-the-magic-of-airpods-in-a-stunning-over-ear-design/ Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar...

Duration:00:11:38

381: Idiot Hackers target COVID vaccine supply chain...

12/4/2020
In a display and complete utter disdain for humanity, hackers have been targeting the covid vaccine supply chain. By going after executives in phishing schemes, hackers are trying to steal credentials to potentially use later. Please let these individuals get caught. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with...

Duration:00:11:04

380: Amazon's Sidewalk, to help and extend our smart home networks!?

12/2/2020
Amazon is rolling out sidewalk, a feature baked into over 20 Amazon devices that's meant to help extend the range of our smart home networks by essentially creating a mesh network of certain smart devices we have. First thought, this is really cool! Second thought, what are the privacy implications? –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of...

Duration:00:19:01

379: Stopping your tech FOMO..

11/26/2020
The holidays are among us and that means sales, sales and more sales -- but before you swipe that card, ask yourself, "Is my current tech meeting your needs or do I just want that shiny new toy?". –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: Intro music details:...

Duration:00:08:04