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TechByter Worldwide, once limited to the reach of WTVN Radio in Columbus, Ohio, as Technology Corner, is now available worldwide. Programs are listed by date (YYYY.MM.DD: Topic) so that you'll know the date the program was recorded.

TechByter Worldwide, once limited to the reach of WTVN Radio in Columbus, Ohio, as Technology Corner, is now available worldwide. Programs are listed by date (YYYY.MM.DD: Topic) so that you'll know the date the program was recorded.
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TechByter Worldwide, once limited to the reach of WTVN Radio in Columbus, Ohio, as Technology Corner, is now available worldwide. Programs are listed by date (YYYY.MM.DD: Topic) so that you'll know the date the program was recorded.

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Episodes

TechByter Worldwide 2018-08-19: Help! My Facebook Account has been Hacked! (Or Not). Short Circuits. Spare Parts.

8/19/2018
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If one of your Facebook friends says that you just sent a friend request, you'll probably think that your Facebook credentials have been compromised and that somebody has taken over your account. That's probably not the case and fixing the problem is easy. In Short Circuits: The latest phone from Samsung has some amazing features and an equally amazing price. Even if you don't use On1 Photo Raw, the company's helpful videos will show you how to get better images into your camera. In Spare...

Duration:00:14:09

TechByter Worldwide 2018-08-12: GoodSync, the Swiss Army Knife of Backup Applications. Short Circuits. Spare Parts.

8/12/2018
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Although GoodSync isn't designed to create a disk image or to back up the computer's operating system, it's a most capable and adaptable tool for backing up or synchronizing files and folders. In Short Circuits: Microsoft appears to be preparing to charge enterprise clients a monthly fee for maintaining the Windows 10 operating system, so maybe you're wondering if this will someday apply to home users. There's no shortage of ebook readers, so people who are new to reading books on...

Duration:00:21:41

TechByter Worldwide 2018-08-05: Taking Control of Your Audio Library. Short Circuits. Spare Parts.

8/5/2018
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Organizing a music library seems like it should be easy, but complications keep getting in the way. I've found some uncomplicators. In Short Circuits: Over the years, tiny computers have been novelties, but they haven't really gained widespread acceptance. Now there's a new one with some power. Are you tempted to buy some of those sale-priced $20 "RayBan" sunglasses you see ads for on the internet? If so, just drop a $20 bill in the trash and you'll be ahead of the game. In Spare Parts...

Duration:00:19:58

TechByter Worldwide 2018-07-29: Checking Your Internet Connection Speed. Short Circuits. Spare Parts.

7/29/2018
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Several ways exist to test your internet connection speed and it's a good idea to check at least occasionally to ensure that your internet service provider isn't shortchanging you. We'll take a look at five options. In Short Circuits: An app that allows employees to communicate anonymously with each other and with people in related businesses will probably be near the top of the HR department's list of apps to detest. If you think you've won the Facebook lottery, you have another think...

Duration:00:21:51

TechByter Worldwide 2018-07-22: Evaluating Office Suites. Short Circuits. Spare Parts.

7/22/2018
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With a variety of free office suites available, is sticking with Microsoft's $100-per-year offering the right choice? Let's look at the history of suites and then consider what's available now. In Short Circuits: To avoid installing a virus accidentally, it's a good idea to do more than just depend on an antivirus application. Even Linux users need to start taking malware seriously. We'll examine why that is. In Spare Parts (only on the website): It's all too easy to give away our private...

Duration:00:19:13

TechByter Worldwide 2018-07-15: Macs: Possible Weak Spot in Your Organization or Home. Short Circuits. Spare Parts.

7/15/2018
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Data protection firm Cybereason says Macs are now one of the most serious security threats in businesses and other enterprises. That statement will surprise a lot of people and anger some, but it shouldn't be rejected. In Short Circuits: It's been 20 years since Apple introduced the IMac, a computer that was so different from previous Apple computers that it nearly caused a user revolt, but it also set the stage for Apple's current successes. If you ever need to help friends fix problems...

Duration:00:18:18

TechByter Worldwide 2018-07-08: Camtasia Continues to Perfect Video Documentation. Short Circuits. Spare Parts.

7/8/2018
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Anyone who needs to document on-screen applications will appreciate some of the new capabilities in the 2018 version of TechSmith's Camtasia that also brings the MacOS version closer to duplicating the Windows version. In Short Circuits: Browser security is more important every day. A new version of Firefox adds some safety features and Mozilla is developing a process that might be able to warn users when a site that has their credentials has been attacked. It's vacation season, so maybe...

Duration:00:20:57

TechByter Worldwide 2018-07-01: Camtasia Continues to Perfect Video Documentation. Short Circuits. Spare Parts.

7/1/2018
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Anyone who needs to document on-screen applications will appreciate some of the new capabilities in the 2018 version of TechSmith's Camtasia that also brings the MacOS version closer to duplicating the Windows version. In Short Circuits: Browser security is more important every day. A new version of Firefox adds some safety features and Mozilla is developing a process that might be able to warn users when a site that has their credentials has been attacked. It's vacation season, so maybe...

Duration:00:22:19

TechByter Worldwide 2018-06-24: Backup Means Never Having to Say @# [redacted] %! Short Circuits. Spare Parts.

6/24/2018
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Last week we talked about the importance of updating your router's firmware to avoid a nasty flaw, but the files on your computer are vulnerable even with the latest firmware because no security system is perfect. That's why this week's topic is backup. In Short Circuits: TechSmith has a new version of Camtasia. Although I haven't yet had time to review it, the update appears to be a good one. A popular game is being advertised as available for Android devices even though it isn't. There's...

Duration:00:21:20

TechByter Worldwide 2018-06-17: Keeping Your Information Yours. Short Circuits. Spare Parts.

6/17/2018
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A firmware update is available for most routers designed for home and small-office use. Firmware updates are easy to miss, but the current updates are important because they patch a security flaw that can give criminals access to the router and let them see any information sent to or from your network. In Short Circuits: This week Net Neutrality ended. There's still a possible way to reverse the Federal Communications Commission's decision, but it involves voters convincing Congress to...

Duration:00:20:34

TechByter Worldwide 2018-06-10: The Case for Non-Visual HTML Editors. Short Circuits. Spare Parts.

6/10/2018
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Anyone who's planning to create a website, will probably work with a visual editor such as Adobe Dreamweaver. To learn what goes on behind the scenes, though, nothing beats a little preliminary learning with a non-visual editor. In Short Circuits: Certain sounds can cause your computer to crash and might even harm the computer's hard disk, but it's a long shot. Companies that provide home health care can reduce the number of hospital readmissions for many chronic diseases, but only if they...

Duration:00:16:42

TechByter Worldwide 2018-06-03: Choosing a Camera with the Right Sensor Size. Short Circuits. Spare Parts.

6/3/2018
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If you're thinking about buying a new camera, it's important to consider more than megapixels. Even low-end cameras have plenty of pixels these days, so let's look at one other specification that's important to know. In Short Circuits: Have you rebooted your router yet? A significant security problem could allow hackers, believed to be Russian, to gain access to it. A couple of companies are talking about creating driverless delivery vehicles. States are expected to stampede into a vacuum...

Duration:00:21:31

TechByter Worldwide 2018-05-27: Making the Most of Your Windows|MacOS Computer. Short Circuits. Spare Parts.

5/27/2018
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No matter which operating system runs your computer, there are tips and tricks that make tasks easier or faster or less annoying. This week we'll take a look at some that apply to Windows and the MacOS. In Short Circuits: Website owners should beware of messages that appear to be warnings from their hosting company. Scammers are trying to steal login credentials, but it's easy to spot a phony. The most dangerous application on your computer continues to be the one that sends and receives...

Duration:00:27:28

TechByter Worldwide 2018-05-20: The Cost of Your Photography Hobby. Short Circuits. Spare Parts.

5/20/2018
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Anyone who complains about the cost of digital photography probably never used film or can't remember film's costs. You have to pay for software today, but the cost is far less than that of film, processing, and printing -- and the capabilities far exceed anything we could do in the darkroom. In Short Circuits: Is this a great time or a lousy time to be a photographer? The easy answer is "Yes." Let's explore that thought. Adobe's Experience Design application now has a free version and...

Duration:00:22:39

TechByter Worldwide 2018-05-13: Windows 10 Version 1803 New Features & Removed Features. Short Circuits. Spare Parts.

5/13/2018
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Microsoft launched Windows 10 version 1803 last week. This week we'll take a look at the new features that seem to be the most useful and significant. In Short Circuits: Magazine fans might save money, clutter, and the environment with Texture, a service for Android and IOS devices, but not for desktop or notebook computers. Malevolent bots are increasing daily and it's not just the ones from Russia. In Spare Parts (only on the website): A company that provides tools used by the people who...

Duration:00:23:12

TechByter Worldwide 2018-05-06: Audacious Audio Editing. Short Circuits. Spare Parts.

5/6/2018
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Those who create or edit audio but don't need a full digital audio workstation might find that the open-source Audacity provides all the tools they require. In Short Circuits: The Windows 10 spring Creators update is nearly a month late, but Microsoft started pushing it out this week. Those who are still using Windows 7 are substantially increasing their risk from malware according to Webroot. Calls that begin with "Hello, I'm from Windows support" should be terminated immediately, but...

Duration:00:19:38

TechByter Worldwide 2018-04-29: Adjust Facial Geometry with PortraitPro Studio Max. Short Circuits. Spare Parts.

4/29/2018
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Making subtle improvements to photographs by slightly changing the geometry of the subject's face is possible with PortraitPro, but that's just the beginning. In Short Circuits: Your favorite browser may already have an ad blocker and adding a utility to block sites that attempt to track you seems like a good addition. Adding sound effects to home videos can make them seem more realistic and the British Broadcasting Corporation has just released tens of thousands of sound effects for free....

Duration:00:18:08

TechByter Worldwide 2018-04-22: Digitizing Old Slides and Negatives at Home. Short Circuits. Spare Parts.

4/22/2018
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You probably use a digital camera, or maybe a phone, for photography these days, but what about the old negatives and color slides you have around the house? If you've considered having them digitized, but didn't like the price or the quality, this could be a great do-it-yourself project at home. In Short Circuits: Last week I was talking about the upcoming Windows 10 spring update. This week, we learn why the update has been delayed. When the Internal Revenue Service's website failed on...

Duration:00:20:02

TechByter Worldwide 2018-04-15: You Probably Need at Least Two Monitors. Short Circuits. Spare Parts.

4/15/2018
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It's not uncommon for people to say that a second monitor will just clutter their workspace, but few would ever want to go back to a single monitor after trying two. Let's consider the advantages. In Short Circuits: A relatively new open-source video editor, Shotcut, looks promising because it packs a lot of versatility into a free application that runs on Windows, MacOS, and Linux. The Windows 10 Spring Update is coming soon. You can get it sooner, delay it, or just get it when you get...

Duration:00:23:33

TechByter Worldwide 2018-04-08: Video Player VLC Does a Lot More than Just Play Videos. Short Circuits. Spare Parts.

4/8/2018
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Videolan's VLC media player is generally considered to be a video player, and the latest version makes it a superb video player by adding support for Blue-ray discs and Google Chromecast -- but it can do a lot more. In Short Circuits: Adobe's latest updates to the various Photoshop products might cause some users to wonder when it's appropriate to use each of the tools. Technology continues to change the way we travel and travel technology company Sabre predicts that radical changes are...

Duration:00:21:47