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7:58 pm, September 17, 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

Thu Jan 17th, 2013

Tech Talk - 12/22/12

Wikihood mobile app, installing new antivirus, Send to Kindle mobile app, auction sites for developers, Profiles in IT (David Ross Cheriton, billionaire Stanford professor angel investor), Internet has evolved into gated communities (Facebook vs Amazon vs Google vs Apple), HTML5 vs Native Apps (Apps will dominate in the near term, HTML5 will ultimately win because it is platform agnostic and open source), International Telecommunications Union tries to control Internet (Internet Society fought for independence from UN, Internet safe for now), and gifts for geeks.

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Thu Jan 17th, 2013

Tech Talk - 12/15/12

Best of Tech Talk replaying segments from previous shows.

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Thu Jan 17th, 2013

Tech Talk - 12/8/12

Best of Tech Talk replaying segments from previous shows.

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Tue Dec 11th, 2012

Tech Talk - 12/1/12

Buying a laptop, best free anti-virus, WEP vs WPA2 wireless encryption, using VMware for multiple OS configurations, Profiles in IT (Ben Silbermann, co-founder and CEO of Pinterest), Skype security flaw fixed (allowed anyone to highjack Skype acccount knowing only an email adddress, used extensively in Asia), and war over Internet control (ITU wants to control Internet policy, would give UN members more authority, pushing for a sender pays model, must be stopped).

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Tue Dec 11th, 2012

Tech Talk - 11/24/12

Best of Tech Talk replaying the November 17, 2012 show.

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Mon Nov 19th, 2012

Tech Talk - 11/17/12

Text messsaging from computer (SMS gateways are the key), discovering product keys (MyKeyFinder revealed), digital images (RAW vs JPG vs PNG), best way to learn Linux, time standards (over the air and using the Internet), Profiles in IT (Steven Jay Sinofsky, Windows 7 and 8 product manager), David Burd surprise visit (Windows 8, iPad mini, technology musings), Paula Broadwells Internet trail (throwaway email accounts, IP adddresses correlated with hotel stays, excellent FBI forensics), Dumb Idea of the Week (pee controlled games in urinals), and how the cloud helped Obama win (Amazon Web Services and Amazon Relations Database Services, supported over 200 applications, scaled to meet one day demand, highly succcessful).

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Thu Nov 15th, 2012

Tech Talk - 11/10/12

Google Map update frequency, configuring VoIP phone in DMZ, installing Ubuntu Linux on laptops (use VMWare to create a virtual machine, old OS will remain intact), switching from MS Messenger to Skype, meaning of BIOS beeps during bootup failure, Profiles in IT (Donald Ervin Knuth, author of The Art of Programming and TeX), Device of the Week (Phillips HUE LED lights, controlled with Zigbee wireless standard, bridge to Wi-Fi network, use iPhone app), Google blocked in China (in preparation for the Communist National Congress), Website of the Week (FiveThirtyEight.com, a polling aggregation site run by Nate Silver, sophisticated statistics, called the election with accuracy), and Romneys ORCA website failure (a centralized site to orchestrate the get-out-the-vote campaign crashed on election day, app that had not been beta tested, failure may have cost him the election).

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Thu Nov 15th, 2012

Tech Talk - 11/03/12

LastPass vs. Keepass (password vauls), setting time zone in iPhone, Windows disk clearnup (removing old restore points can reclaim diskspace), open source MS Office alternatives (Open Office, Libre Office), controlling spam (setting filters, reporting spam, masking email address when posting), Profiles in IT (Eben Christoper Upton, creator of Raspberry Pi hacker computer), Devicee of the Week (Rasberry Pi computer, ARM-based PC, five ports, boots Linus from SD flash memory, great way to learn computer science, $35, starter kit $100), Russian hacker outed with webcam picture (Nation of Georgia enticed hacker to download malware, turned on webcam, published photo), Phillips Hue LED lighting system (color and intensity controlled with iPhone app, connected with Wi-Fi, $59 per bulb) and Republicans use more social media (both parties now on par, Dems dominated social media in 2008).

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Thu Nov 15th, 2012

Tech Talk - 10/27/12

File compression with Zip, cell phone privacy (digital networks are encrypted), password storage (LastPass vs browser cache), disk size arithmetic, transfering files to new Win7 laptop, Profiles in IT (Phillip Walter Katz, creator of PKZIP), technology job trends (social media, big data, jQuery, Platform as a Service, Hadoop, San Jose and Washington DC top cities), worst passwords of 2012 (password, 123456, iloveyou, plus more), Gmail tips (dots and case are ignored), impolite Wi-Fi network names used to communicate with neighbors, and big data to create 4.4 million jobs by 2012 (cloud, mobile devices, social media, data mining).

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Thu Nov 15th, 2012

Tech Talk - 10/20/12

Photo Streams in iOS6 (sharing was never easier), transferring Windows Live Mail to new computer (export and import details), portable MP3 and FLAC players, favorite iPhone apps (Camera+, Viber, Flipboard, plus many more), audio vs data CD formatting, Profiles in IT (Stanford Robert Ovshinsky, American inventor and scientist), how are most iPhones damaged (falling out of users hands is first, water damage is second), Ada Lovelace Day (October 16, Ada was the first computer programmer, created a program for the Babbage Analytical Engine), Day Zero exploits good for at least 10 months (most target Windows or Adobe products, increasingly used for cyber warfare, based on Symantec study), and text spam is on the rise (4.5 billion text spams in 2011, forward spam message to 7726 to report).

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