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12:31 am, November 24, 2014

Stratford University's Tech Talk

Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m. on 1500AM








Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz, w/Jim Russ

Sponsored by Stratford University

Call during the show (Saturdays 9:00 to 10:00 am EST) by dialing toll-free: 877-936-9333.
Email your questions to the show using techtalk@stratford.edu

Mon Mar 11th, 2013

Tech Talk - 3/2/13

SPAM revisited, removing the FBI malware, hiding applications on iPhone, Google cloud printing, Profiles in IT (Gil Shwed, co- founder and CEO of Check Point Software), wireless pan and tilt cams (Front Point Security Wireless Cam, Foscam Wireless Cam, both afordable and effective solutions), headphones for travelling (Bose Quiet Comfort 15, RHA SA950i), global tech labor market disruptions (caused by Internet and cost effective shipping), Estonian charged with cyber crime(hijacked millions of computers), Blackberry is doomed (the enterprise has moved to iPhone and Android), and Google opens data center in Ireland (cold climate, 50% reduction in cooling, great tax structure).

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Mon Mar 11th, 2013

Tech Talk - 2/23/13

Best of Tech Talk replaying segments from previous shows.

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Mon Mar 11th, 2013

Tech Talk - 2/16/13

eFiling identity theft, unlocking iPhone5, Tune In for streaming radio, Dropbox for mobile phones, Profiles in IT (John Elias Karlin, creator of touch tone phone design), meteor strikes Russia (15 meters wide, 7,000 tons), astroid passes near Earth (17,000 miles separtion, 143,000 tons), and iPhone4S battery life problem (created by iOS6.1 update, partially fixed with iOS6.1.1 update).

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Mon Feb 11th, 2013

Tech Talk - 2/9/13

Broadband options for home, Windows on iMac, iPhone notification settings, using USB flash drive for installation CD, Profiles in IT (Raymond Samuel Tomlinson, creator of first email), Chinese New Year (lunar calendar, solar calendar, lunisolar calendar), top tech skills for 2013 (cloud computing, IT project management, Javascript (jQuery, JSON), Java (J2EE), PHP (MySQL), iOS app development, HTML5 (CSS)), Superbowl blackout caused by faulty backup relay, and Superbowl tech ads (Best Buy wins, Go Daddy loses, Blackberry weirdest).

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Mon Feb 11th, 2013

Tech Talk - 2/2/13

Setting up a new PC (creating disk image, removing bloatware, security updates), sending email from hotel safely, turning off Viber location services, Profiles in IT (Ping Fu, Chinese refugee who co-founded Geomagic), Java patch released (50 fixes included, Oracle is finally dealing with this issue), Superbowl tech review (statium Wi-Fi, streaming video to mobile devices, available apps), NASA technology in Super Bowl (padding, visors, shoes, breathable fabric, wirelesss headsets), Twitter compromised (250,000 accounts affected, Java vulnerability a likely cause).

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Mon Feb 11th, 2013

Tech Talk - 1/26/13

Surfing anonymously (IP address visibility, tracking with cookies, use of virtual private networks), Internet speed checks, merging Word documents, moving HD to new computer (hardware and software issues), device drivers (purpose, where to find latest version), Java vulnerability (disable Java plug-in when surfing untrusted websites), Profiles in IT (Paul Baran), inventor of packet switched networks), Senate proposes H1-B Visa quota increase (gooed news to tech companies), Stupid Law of the Week (unlocking cellphones without carrier permission is now illegal), six strikes anti-piracy program (adopted by all major US ISPs, designed to punish those who download illegally), and the tragedy of Aaron Swartz (government over reach must be stopped).

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Mon Feb 11th, 2013

Tech Talk - 1/19/13

Best of Tech Talk replaying segments from previous shows.

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Thu Jan 17th, 2013

Tech Talk - 1/12/13

Best of Tech Talk replaying segments from previous shows.

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Thu Jan 17th, 2013

Tech Talk - 1/5/13

Phishing exploit, OS X Mail vs Windows Live Mail, capturing screen shots in Windows, eBook format conversion using Calibre, VoIP options (Skype, Google Voice, Vonage, Ooma, Magic Jack), Profiles in IT (Norman Joseph Woodland, creator of the barcode), Internet 30 years old (TCP/IP activated January 1, 1983, switchover involved only 400 hosts, congestion control added later), Idea of the Week (Gravity Powered Light, powered by bag of rocks, lasts 30 minutes, crowd funded on IndieGoGo.com), top jobs for 2013 (6 of the top 15 were IT related, number one job is Software Developer, future bodes well for IT profession).

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Thu Jan 17th, 2013

Tech Talk - 12/29/12

Best of Tech Talk replaying segments from previous shows.

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