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Computer Talk with TAB

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Hartford, CT

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CBS Radio

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English


Episodes

Computer Talk 1/13/18 Hr 2

1/13/2018
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A caller wonders if Avast anti-virus is better than Windows Defender. We recommend using only one antivirus program along with the OpenDNS service to surf the Internet more safely. Fisker shows off an electric car with 400-mile range at CES. A listener wonders about disappearing e-mails on her iPad that disappear every three weeks, plus we offer suggestions on how to keep your mailbox tidy. A man seeks help recovering his contact list data and pictures from a "backup" hard drive. We offer...

Duration: 00:39:18


Computer Talk 1/13/18 Hr 1

1/13/2018
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Erik and Bob take your technology questions. Senator wants Apple to answer questions about slowing iPhones. Man charged in "Fruitfly" Mac spyware case. Connecticut man to plead guilty in celebrity hacking incidents. Small-town broadband is cheaper than big cable company packages, Harvard study says. A listener wonders about horizontal "ghosting" lines that appear on an iPad 2 mini; can the screen be repaired? We give advice on whether to repair an old computer or replace it with another,...

Duration: 00:40:23


Computer Talk 1/6/18 Hr 2

1/6/2018
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Your questions continue as a listener wonders the best way to transfer files from an old Windows 7 computer to a new computer using Windows 10. What do you do if you fall victim to a fake technical support scam. A listener helps out a neighbor who did fall victim and ran a System Restore in Windows (which can be a good idea); we also recommend running a scan for malware. We explain what software called a "keylogger" is and its dangers. A caller wants to share or "map" drives between two...

Duration: 00:38:43


Computer Talk 1/6/18 Hr 1

1/6/2018
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Erik and Bob take your computer questions. Intel and ARM computer chips suffer critical "Meltdown" and "Spectre" security flaws; millions of devices are affected. US Border agency searches more than 30,000 phones for "national security" reasons. We help a listener with dwindling hard drive space on his hard drive use utilities (WinDirStat and TreeSize Free, available on our website) determine space hogging files, plus instructions on how to move the "page file" (essentially a temporary...

Duration: 00:40:21


Computer Talk 12/16/17 Hr 2

12/16/2017
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A listener asks for advice for a caller on how to fix problems with Windows Update for Windows 10 when updates fails to install, plus help for a problem when Windows fails to start correctly due to a wrong partition marked as "active." We give advice on how to properly get data moved from an old computer no longer being used, and when it is best to seek professional assistance for the task. A listener asks if clearing the browser cache in Google Chrome web browserwill affect your Internet...

Duration: 00:37:14


Computer Talk 12/16/17 Hr 1

12/16/2017
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Erik and Bob discuss the recent repeal of "Net Neutrality" regulations and its impact, and answer your technology questions. A listener gets advice on how to clean inkjet cartridges, plus advice on how to configure OpenDNS if you can't do so in yourv router to surf the web safely. A listener wonders how Netflix streaming would be affected by Net neutrality, and about the current state of fiber optic Internet service availability.

Duration: 00:39:44


Computer Talk 12/9/17 Hr 2

12/9/2017
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Special guest Ana Radelat from The Connecticut Mirror joins us to talk about possible fake "comments" to the Federal Communications Commission on the topic of Net Neutrality. The comments may actually have been generated by computerized "robots" rather than actual people. Ana and Erik discuss these effects on the regulatory process. Erik continues with his opinions on the Net Neutrality issue and its significance for the consumer. A caller wonders what types of information that can be...

Duration: 00:35:07


Computer Talk 12/9/17 Hr 1

12/9/2017
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Erik and Bob take your technology questions. Los Angeles police warn drivers not to trust GPS's as wildfires flare. Amazon and Google in dispute over streaming media content. Ex-"Wonder Woman" star Lynda Carter appears in a cute public service announcement supporting single player games. We help a listener with an HP Laserjet printer with corrupted firmware get back to printing. And the printer problems continue as we help another listener set up an "IP address reservation" to fix problems...

Duration: 00:38:40


Computer Talk 12/2/17 Hr2

12/2/2017
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Google boss wars of "forgotten century" due to lack of backup of digital pictures. A listener looks for a replacement to the "Photo Gallery" program that was used in Windows 7. Erik and John discuss the pitfalls of backing up your photos to large commercial "cloud" backup services. John discusses a great deal on a Nikon Landscape and Macro Lens. Polaroid cameras may see a resurgence thanks to a new company which acquired the brand. A caller wonders why Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom...

Duration: 00:37:50


Computer Talk 12/2/17 Hr1

12/2/2017
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Erik and Bob join special guest John Ryan to discuss your digital photography issues. Gaping security flaw in macOS Sierra 10.13 allows complete access to the computer. East Hartford company pushes ahead with fiber optic access over telecom companies' objections. Not all iPhone X devices are created equal based on hardware chips, study says. Yashica raises over 1.25 million dollars to create new digital camera with unique film "cartridge" that keeps some features of older "traditional"...

Duration: 00:39:00


Computer Talk 11/18/17 Hr 2

11/18/2017
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The home theater and automation questions continue as we discuss the uses of smart thermostats. Plus, computer questions are tackled as well with a listener dealing with Photoshop Elements repeatedly crashing. Bob answers questions about NVR and DVR video surveillance systems and gives advice on recommended systems. A listener wonders how to access a computer of a relative who has passed away. Dealing with monitor that will not "wake up" after the computer goes to sleep. Fixing wireless...

Duration: 00:34:15


Computer Talk 11/11/17 Hr 2

11/11/2017
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Your technology questions continue as a listener shares his experiences with the Google "Project fi" service. A caller seeks strategies for reducing unwanted advertisements while surfing the Internet. A caller has her Apple ID compromised. We offer specific strategies on how to deal with a compromised Apple account on our website, ComputerTalkWithTAB.com.

Duration: 00:16:37


Computer Talk 11/11/17 Hr 1

11/11/2017
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Erik and Bob tackle your tough computer questions. City of Chicago may charge up to $500 for texting in a crosswalk. New version of Apple iOS has problem texting the letter "i," but a patch is coming soon. Daimler unveils electric-powered school bus. You might be able to charge your next electric vehicle while on the road, reducing "range anxiety." A caller has problems with "incompatible cartridge" errors on his HP printer, plus has problems printing with his iOS device in iOS 11....

Duration: 00:34:36


Computer Talk 11/4/17 Hr 2

11/4/2017
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More advice on how to use a wired USB connection if you cannot print wirelessly. Troubleshooting Comcast Xfinity connection issues and doing an Internet speed test to check your connection speed. CNET does a teardown teardown on the brand new iPhone X and publishes their results. A listener wants to find a missing Realtek Audio Manager program on his computer. Can you use another model printer cartridge than the one recommended in your printer? How to troubleshoot slow printing problems by...

Duration: 00:35:00


Computer Talk 11/4/17 Hr 1

11/4/2017
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Erik and Bob take your compter questions. President Trump's Twitter account deleted on employee's last day of work. Sen. Blumenthal asks about fake ads on Twitter and Facebook in Russia probe. Google Docs users temporarily locked out. Electric car maker Tesla can't ramp up Model 3 production until 2018. A listener asks if it is safe to connect a budgeting app to their bank account information. Another linstener wants to open up documents in Office 2010 instead of Office 2013 when both...

Duration: 00:36:22


Computer Talk 10/28/17 Hr 1

10/28/2017
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Erik and Bob take your computer questions while taking a trip down memory lane with an old "Website of the Week" from the 1990s--"Dumb Laws "--a website which deals with quirky laws still on the books. "KRACK" flaw in wireless WPA2 security leaves wireless networks vulnerable to hacking. Troubleshooting a crackling noise from a Samsung Galaxy tablet. Artificial Intelligence robot criticizes Elon Musk for his views on AI. Erik explains the difference between a wireless router and a...

Duration: 00:36:30


Computer Talk 10/28/17 Hr 2

10/28/2017
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More on troubleshooting wireless printing issues. Finding a workable alternative to Windows Live Maile-mail client for Windows 7 after a System Restore. Troubleshooting getting Google Chromecast to connect to a television. We help a listener who is unable to surf the Internet using the Firefox web browser, and who is having problems updating Windows Defender. How to set up OpenDNS for more secure web surfing and to fix some Internet connection problems. How to fix when Windows logs you...

Duration: 00:40:09


Computer Talk 10/14/17 Hr 2

10/14/2017
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Using the Classic Shell program to make newer versions of Windows look and feel like older versions. Another listener has problems with Windows Update not working properly; we offer suggestions to troubleshoot the problem. How to deal with activation issues in Windows.

Duration: 00:18:07


Computer Talk 10/14/17 Hr 1

10/14/2017
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Erik and Bob take your computer questions. Aaron Bean, Operations Manager for Whip City Fiber, discusses the Gigabit (1000 Megabit) fiber optic Internet Service available to residents of the Westfield, Massachusetts for $69.95/month and the high speed internet municipal broadband landscape of the region. A listener discusses problems with a laptop waking up from sleep in Windows 7. Fixing problems when Windows Update does not work properly.

Duration: 00:37:15


Computer Talk 9/30/17 Hr 2

9/30/2017
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Federal Communications Commission wants Apple to turn on FM radio chips on its phones amid recent weather disasters. A listener tries to fix a very old laptop which does not start up. Fixing videos that will not play on the Firefox web browser from a news network website. How to "unlock" the "secret" FM tuner in your Android-based phone. Amateur radio operators help move messages in disaster-stricken Puerto Rico. A listener wants to copy a medical CAT scan image to a CD. How to clear a...

Duration: 00:36:47

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