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Computer Talk 9/16/17 w Bonus Segment

9/16/2017
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Erik flies solo answering your computer questions.Some Tesla electric car models travel farther on a charge during hurricane Irma--we tell you how this can happen New iPhone models to charge faster, but there is a catch. Apple's new facial recognition is more secure...for a sleeping user. Google will delete your Android backups if the phone or tablet is unused for two months. What aare the minimum processor and RAM recommendations for a new computer? A listener tries to troubleshoot a "Bad...

Duration: 00:51:46


Computer Talk 9/9/17 Hr 2

9/9/2017
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Duration: 00:42:16


Computer Talk 9/9/17 Hr 1

9/9/2017
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Duration: 00:38:26


Computer Talk 9/2/17 Hr 1

9/2/2017
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Erik and Bob take your technology questions. Chevrolet Volt electric car suffers from faulty battery, says Chevy in warning to customers. Electric car manufacturer Tesla removes "Ludicrous Mode" restrictions. Showtime sued over alleged live streaming issues during Mayweather-McGregor fight. Richard Anderson, who played "Oscar" in "The Six Million Dollar Man" television series in the 1970's, dies at 91. Problems with components after updating from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Moving data from...

Duration: 00:36:42


Computer Talk 9/2/17 Hr 2

9/2/2017
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Extending laptop displays to a monitor wirelessly. Should you purchase third party anti-virus products for a new computer. Using OpenDNS to surf the web with greater safety. Trobleshooting "Your connection is not private" message when using GMail. How to move your "Favorites" folder from an old computer using Windows 7 to a new computer using Windows 10. Nealy half a million pacemakers could be hacked. Investigating possible conflicts with Adobe Reader DC and Adobe Flash player. Also,...

Duration: 00:36:34


Computer Talk 8/26/17 Hr 2

8/26/2017
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More information on "plug-in" compatibility in Firefox. How to download Google Chrome safely. Is Windows Defender an adequate anti-virus program for Windows 10? How to use OpenDNS to surf the Internet safely. Windows 10 "forced" upgrades revisited. Will more hard drive space improve computer performance on an older computer? Fixing a sceen flicker issue on a Lenovo Yoga laptop. Should you use so called "driver update" programs not made by your computer manufacturer? Media streaming folders...

Duration: 00:34:48


Computer Talk 8/26/17 Hr 1

8/26/2017
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Erik and Bob take your technology questions. Erik's Fitbit reaches 10,000 steps--while he eats ice cream! Cloud backup service Crash Plan to end consumer backups. Identity theft hits "epidemic levels. Samsung "smart TV" update renders some TVs inoperable. New Toyota app punishes teens with parents' playlist when driving is unsafe. How to fix an "address mismatch" error with OpenDNS. Fixing Wi-Fi connectivity issues with a Samasung tablet. Avoiding the Microsoft "expired license" telephone...

Duration: 00:34:18


Computer Talk 8/12/17 Hr 1

8/12/2017
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Erik warns of the pitfalls of holding your Internet domain name registration with an unscrupulous information technology provider. We tell you how to check to see if you are the listed registrant of your domain, which is especially important for businesses. Popular consumer affairs magazine stops recommending Microsoft Surface laptops. Disney to start an on-line streaming service to deliver its content. Online picture hosting company is alleged to hold customers at ransom after suddenly...

Duration: 00:36:28


Computer Talk 8/12/17 Hr 2

8/12/2017
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A listener seeks a compatible modem for the Optimum cable service in order to avoid monthly rental fees. Airplane drone maker DJI leaves development code in its software which makes it possible for drones to be hacked. A technician indavertently switches a client's email account, deleting all of their messages. We offer some suggestions to possibly recover deleted Outlook mail in Outlook 365. A listener asks for advice on changing out the battery in a Dell laptop. Which will charge a cell...

Duration: 00:35:42


Computer Talk 8/5/17 Hr 2

8/5/2017
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Suggestions for "cutting the cord" with cable television service. We offer suggestions regarding celluar data and streaming "stick" devicesto use with your television to potentially reduce your cable bill. How to fix a "low disk space" message on your "recovery" hard drive. A listener informs of a new Microsoft phone scam involving fake "expired" Microsoft software product keys. Erik warns businesses about registering business Internet domain names properly so as to avoid problems when...

Duration: 00:40:01


Computer Talk 8/5/17 Hr 1

8/5/2017
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Cox set to charge for broadband data "caps" for over usage. Rumors of new cellular Apple Watch by the end of 2017. A monitor flashes colors randomly, and has voice messages saying it is infected with a virus--but is it really infected with a virus? Using OpenDNS for safer web searching. And the the same "fake" virus situation repeats with another listener. We offer solutions for dealing with this strange issue called a "browser hijack." We help a listener find the correct "driver" program...

Duration: 00:39:01


Computer Talk with TAB 7/15/17 Hr 1

7/15/2017
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Erik and Bob tackle your computer questions. Erik and Bob explain Net Neutrality and what it means to you. Microsoft aims to improve rural Internet connectivity. Breach of Verizon data exposes millions of customer records. How to determine what security software (e.g., K9 Web Protection) is running on your computer. Setting up OpenDNS service in order to surf the Internet more safely. How to secure your computer. Troubleshooting problems with wirless. Troubleshooting problems with Outlook...

Duration: 00:39:15


Computer Talk with TAB 7/15/17 Hr 2

7/15/2017
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Erik and Bob answer your computer problems and concerns.

Duration: 00:39:30


Computer Talk with TAB 7/8/17 Hr 2

7/13/2017
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A developmentally disabled user who uses special picture software to communicate has hard problems. A listener has a solution for the Mac user who needs to read a Windows hard drive to transfer music. A banker discusses certified check fraud online. Changing your homepage and clearing your cache files in Mozilla Firefox to fix a browser hijack. Questions about processing power of HP Envy computer. Finding printer driver software that works with Windows 10. Is a Quicken software update...

Duration: 00:38:51


Computer Talk with TAB 7/8/17 Hr 1

7/8/2017
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Erik flies solo taking your computer questions. Microsoft to lay off 3,000 workers. World Wrestling Entertainment accidentally exposes personal data of 3 million wrestling fans. Erik gives advice on avoiding online scams, plus listeners share their experiences with online scams. Erik helps a user fix DNS problems and reach Google using OpenDNS. Erik explains what a Chromebook computer is, and its advantages and limitations. How to read a hard drive formatted for PC on a Mac computer to...

Duration: 00:35:36


Computer Talk with TAB 7/1/17 Hr 1

7/1/2017
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Erik flies solo today taking your computer questions. Britain's latest aircraft carrier running outdated Windows XP operating system. Government advises against running Kaspersky antivirus on U.S. defense computers. Meanwhile, Kaspersky makes claims in court that Microsoft is disabling their antivirus on Windows computers. Large C02 emissions produced by batteries of electric cars, study says. Fixing browser cache problems in Internet Explorer. Troubleshooting color printing problems in...

Duration: 00:32:13


Computer Talk with TAB 7/1/17 Hr 2

7/1/2017
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Erik updates us on the his problems getting his TiVo unit repaired. A listener asks how to clear unwanted search history in the Google Chrome web browser. Troubleshooting problems with Internet radio stations dropping out. Companies are stockpiling electronic Bitcoin currency to pay off cybercriminals in "ransomware" attacks. Will his SBC Global e-mail accounts will change as a result of the Verizon merger? Recommendations for buying a new laptop. Erik gives advice on selecting a Wifi...

Duration: 00:35:32


Computer Talk with TAB 6/17/17 Hr 1

6/17/2017
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Erik and Bob take your questions. We reminisce about Year 2000 compliance and hear your stories as we learn that the United States government finally stops demanding Year 2000 compliance reports from its agencies. British Airways "switch flipper" flub said to cost £80 million pounds. CIA hacked wireless routers for years, says Wikileaks. Amazon gets patent to block online shopping inside its own stores. New tattoo may be used to track your health. How to tell if a software upgrade...

Duration: 00:32:13


Computer Talk with TAB 6/17/17 Hr 2

6/17/2017
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Erik and Bob continue with your questions. A listener asks for recommendations for a new business laptop. Fixing autocomplete with Outlook 2003 email addresses. Simsbury Festival of Community Bands to perfom at Simsbury Meadows on June 24, 2017. We offer our specifications for people buying a new computer. Microsoft releases a record number of security patches in June, including new patches for obsolete Windows Vista and Windows XP operatring systems. Elon Musk begs feds: Please end Tesla's...

Duration: 00:33:15


Computer Talk with TAB 6/10/17 Hr 1

6/10/2017
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How secure and private are your "smart" digital speakers (Google Home, Amazon Echo and Apple HomePod), plus a comparison of these devices. British Airways suffers massive computer outage. A listener wonders about purchasing a Nikon 7200 and whether he should purchase different lenses with it. John suggests lenses to purchase for a Nikon D60 for the photographer who wants to do it all. How to recycle used cameras properly. Troubleshooting slow computer system performance using Resource...

Duration: 00:33:04

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