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12:33 pm, April 25, 2015

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 - 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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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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