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Bringing you computer industry news, hardware and software reviews, guest interviews and news of User Group meetings for over 20 years, the Personal Computer Show is a three-time winner of the prestigious national Computer Press Awards.

Bringing you computer industry news, hardware and software reviews, guest interviews and news of User Group meetings for over 20 years, the Personal Computer Show is a three-time winner of the prestigious national Computer Press Awards.
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New York, NY

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Bringing you computer industry news, hardware and software reviews, guest interviews and news of User Group meetings for over 20 years, the Personal Computer Show is a three-time winner of the prestigious national Computer Press Awards.

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English


Episodes

Labor Day show Sept 4, 2019

8/28/2019
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Android PDF app with 100 million downloads caught sneaking malware onto cellphones. How to get Verizon to block robocalls for you. Windows 7 End of Life support. Wi-Fi 6 is coming soon. What is it? Windows 10 will let you reinstall the OS from the cloud. Benjamin Rockwell on the pros and cons of leasing PCs. Hank Kee asks What is Artificial Intelligence? Marty Winston explains dew point.

Duration:00:55:14

Aug 28th, 2019 show

8/28/2019
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What is Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down with the upcoming Labor Day computer sales? IRS warns taxpayers of new scam campaign that is distributing malware. Verizon Wireless to end support for CDMA only devices. Who invented Spread Spectrum? You don't necessarily have to pay the ransom. Benjamin Rockwell on Business vs Consumer Personal Computers. Hank Kee on Why cashier's checks are part of so many online scams. Also, Windows 10 KB4505903 Update Breaks Bluetooth Speakers Connectivity. Marty...

Duration:00:53:59

Aug 21st, 2019 show

8/21/2019
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Facebook paid contractors to transcribe audio chats. Update Windows 10 immediately, warns Microsoft. What is account sharing? Microsoft axes Office 2019 from Home Use Program. Ohio State University wants to trademark the word "The." The FAA bans recalled MacBook Pros from flights. Benjamin Rockwell on LinkedIn - a must have for professionals. Hank Kee on: the expected product life of a Chromebook, Linux for Chromebooks after End of Life support, Google Docs, Sheets and Slides get a new...

Duration:00:53:59

Aug 14th, 2019 show

8/14/2019
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Windows Defender achieves Best Antivirus status. Microsoft catches Russian state hackers using IoT devices to breach networks. Amazon asks the FCC for permission to test a new Internet service. Robocall blocking apps caught sending your private data without permission. Warning issued for Apple's 1.4 billion iPad and iPhone users. Google Warning: tens of millions of Android phones come pre-loaded with malware. The Huawei Harmony operating system. Benjamin Rockwell on IT plans. Hank Kee on...

Duration:00:55:29

Aug 7th, 2019 show

8/7/2019
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Facebook let advertisers have your number. Whistleblower claims Siri recordings are regularly sent to Apple contractors. TV networks sue nonprofit to kill free TV service. Amazon seeks distribution hub in Queens. Benjamin Rockwell on backing up your systems. Hank Kee on the crisis with the legacy Windows Operating Systems. Where Amazon returns go. What to do when the Windows Operating System misbehaves. Marty Winston on pipe dreams and nightmares.

Duration:00:54:29

July 31, 2019 show

7/31/2019
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Equifax will pay up to $700 million in compensation for their data breach. US Dept of Justice Approves Sprint/T-Mobile US merger. Uninstall the VLC audio player. Google is testing controversial Google Assistant update. Google to pay $13 million over privacy lawsuit. Walmart and Nordstrom are building stores that don't sell anything. Benjamin Rockwell on voice assistants in the workplace. Hank Kee on a camera for time lapse photography. Marty Winston on storage versus organization.

Duration:00:53:59

July 24, 2019 show

7/24/2019
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Delete these banned stalkerware apps from your Android phone. News on the Consumer Electronics retail front. Web Browser extensions leak privacy. China scrambles to stem manufacturing exodus as 50 companies leave. LooCipher ransomware decryptor gets your files back for free. WhatsApp infects millions of Android phones with malware. Amazon Alexa keeps conversations forever and shares them. Benjamin Rockwell on prevention, not waiting until something breaks. Hank Kee on U.S. Consumer Tech...

Duration:00:54:59

July 17, 2019 show

7/17/2019
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The FBI released the master decryption keys for the GandCrab ransomware. Ransomware affecting Network Attached Storage. Amazon plans to re-train 100,000 employees. China and United States Trade War. Robotic Process Automation. Hank Kee on the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing. Ageism study in the workplace. Marty Winston on debugging your biosphere.

Duration:00:54:59

July 10, 2019 show

7/10/2019
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On the Retail Front - Amazon, Target, Toys R Us and Walmart. Electronics production moving out of China. China at selected points of entry inserts malware on cell phones. MAD Magazine Rest In Peace - What Me Worry? Benjamin Rockwell on paperless office dreams. Hank Kee: Do people still listen to the radio? The expanding Radio Platform. What to do when a cellphone is misplaced or stolen! Marty Winston on counterproductive ducts.

Duration:00:53:59

July 3, 2019 show

7/3/2019
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Google Maps is chock full of fake business listings. Key Biscayne joins Riviera Beach and Lake City in falling victim to a ransomware attack. Windows 10 USB-C bug can cause OS shutdowns to be slower. More than a thousand tracker cookies in Google Chrome. Real-ID. Benjamin Rockwell on incidents, problems and root cause. Hank Kee argues that Big Tech must be regulated. Big Tech must be regulated now, Bill Gates says. Big tech has safe harbor that allows the companies to moderate content....

Duration:00:53:59

June 26, 2019 show

6/26/2019
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Apple issues battery recall on 2015 15 inch MacBook Pro. ATT is facing a class-action complaint for a so-called Administrative Fee. A tale of two cities hit with ransomware. Google generates revenue when it does not charge for Android. Benjamin Rockwell on the Gig Economy. Hank Kee on the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B. Marty Winston on ways to sustain comfortable consumption rates while backing off on consuming non-renewable supplies.

Duration:00:56:59

June 19, 2019 show

6/19/2019
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U.S. Government announces critical warning for Windows users. Apple releases a new Macbook Pro. Apple to close down iTunes. Google confirms that an advanced backdoor came preinstalled on Android devices. Facebook planning to launch 'GlobalCoin'. Benjamin Rockwell on customer relationship management. Hank Kee on the Supreme Court ruling on public access. Marty Winston on replacing powerstrips and LED light bulbs.

Duration:00:54:59

June 12, 2019 show

6/12/2019
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Google is facing Federal and California state legal heat. Benjamin Rockwell on Software as a Service, pros and cons. Hank Kee interviewed Bill Gates in 1985 on the PC industry - Past, Present, and Future. Marty Winston on different building tools in less-skilled hands.

Duration:00:58:23

June 5, 2019 show

6/5/2019
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Baltimore malware attack was said to be caused by NSA hacking tools. How did Baltimore backup their computer systems? Backup your digital history. Google suspends support for Huawei. District Court judge overturns Apple/Qualcomm settlement. Benjamin Rockwell on finding an IT professional. Hank Kee on Never say Never - Amazon may be returning to New York City. Marty Winston on installing flooring in his Man Cave.

Duration:00:59:49

May 29, 2019 show

5/29/2019
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Hackers have been holding the city of Baltimore's computers hostage. A survey reported that teenage girls have a declining interest in STEM careers. Freelancers are happy and prospering. Benjamin Rockwell explains the different types of servers. Hank Kee on what to do when a Windows computer is running with a mind of its own. Care and maintenance of computer equipment. What to do when a Windows PC cannot boot up cleanly. The NIH and the FDA disagree about wireless cell phone signals...

Duration:00:54:44

May 22, 2019 show

5/22/2019
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Some Linksys wireless routers are leaking unique MAC addresses. Microsoft warns Windows XP and Windows 7 users of RDP flaw. Windows 10 KB4494441 May 2019 Cumulative Update. There is a new WhatsApp scam. The best time to purchase a PC. Countries are adopting a national Linux. Benjamin Rockwell on Tech Support, part 5 of 5. Hank Kee on the Anthology of Windows. Marty Winston on wiring a home.

Duration:00:55:26

May 15, 2019 show

5/15/2019
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iPhone owners can sue Apple for monopolizing the App Store, so says the Supreme Court. Amazon is working on launching a home Internet service. New Yorkers were flooded with 112 robocalls per second in April. Fake Google robocallers. Benjamin Rockwell on Tech Support, part 4 of 5. Hank Kee on buying a personal Computer. If bitcoin is so safe, why does it keep getting hacked? Marty Winston on Misadventure with Windows Update on Windows 10 and Laundry Room Setup.

Duration:00:38:20

May 8, 2019 show

5/8/2019
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No more than one hour of screen time for kids under five. The Windows 10 May update does not work on PCs with external storage. Many Firefox browser add-ons suddenly stopped working. Beware the One-Ring robocall scam. An update on the gig economy and the IT job market. Benjamin Rockwell on Tech Support, part 3 of 5. Hank Kee on The World According to Facebook aka Mark Zuckerberg. Marty Winston on soundproofing a home.

Duration:03:13:54

May 1, 2019 show

5/1/2019
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Alert for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 Users: The April 2019 Patch Tuesday updates have caused performance issues and freezes in Windows 7 and 8.1. Specifically, it may cause Windows to startup slowly or become unresponsive at restart after installing. Fix 1: try to un-install KB4493467 or KB4493448. If that does not work, then remove KB4493472 or KB4493446. You may have to fall back to a restore point. More. Microsoft issues a Windows 10 upgrade warning. Google bans one of the biggest...

Duration:01:01:32

April 24, 2019 show

4/24/2019
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The Mueller Report - when a PDF file is not a PDF file. New scam has con artists offering people money for "DNA Samples." PSC and Charter reach settlement. New York's troubled wireless system has become a $900M money pit. How cord-cutting got complicated. Wi-Fi hotspot finder exposes millions of passwords. Microsoft is closing its eBook store and taking the books with it. Benjamin Rockwell on tech support - part 1 of 5. Hank Kee on Windows 10 - major overhaul of 2019 new features. After 36...

Duration:00:46:26