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8:30 am, September 18, 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 Dec 16th, 2013

Tech Talk - 12/7/13

Showing photo dates in iPhone (Photo Date app, Exif data revealed, perils of GPS location), CryptoLocker ransomware (method of attack, no way to release files without paying ransom, beware of attachments, use backups), installing new anti-virus (uninstall prior AV first), Profiles in IT (Evan Spiegel, co-founder and CEO SnapChat), Christmas gift ideas for techies (FitBit Force lifestyle tracker, mobile pocket projector, digits to make make gloves touchscreen friendly, Epic Virtual Keyboard, smart watch options, iPad Mini, and Lego Mindstorm), and Dumb Idea of the Week (underpants for your smartphone, protect your home button).

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Fri Dec 06th, 2013

Tech Talk - 11/30/13

Best of Tech Talk replaying segments from previous shows.

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Fri Dec 06th, 2013

Tech Talk - 11/23/13

Career advice (pivoting to an IT career instead of retirement, strategies that work), broadband in other countries (US compares well, especially in rural areaa), removing Sweetpack malware (toolbars, IM, games, can be removed), TOR proxy client (install latest version to fix script errors, use latest Firefox browser so NSA can track you, useful for anonymous surfing and bypassing IP address filters), trends in electronics (nearing the end of Moore's law as we reach the quantum limit for silicon, next circuits will use carbon nanotubes, quantum computers to take us to the following level), Profiles in IT (Ryan Allis, co-founder iContact), Selfie selected as Word of the Year (self-portrait photo, selected by Oxford Distionaries, usage up 17,000%), tech companies help typhoon victims (Facebook and Twitter place request for contributions on main feeds, Google created missing persons tool).

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Tue Nov 19th, 2013

Tech Talk - 11/16/13

Elements of critical thinking (criticalthinking.org, using XP safely after retirement (keep away from Internet and thumb drives), Amazon Workspaces (virtual desktops on demand, paid by the month), tracing email using headers (needed since send info is easily spoofed), blacklisted IP addresses in forums (blacklist limitations, getting off blacklist, using proxy workaround), Profiles in IT (William Cleland Lowe, father of the IBM PC), 3D models of Smithsonian artifacts (open source code, can be printed with 3D printer, great online viewer), MapQuest releases now app (tries to compete with Google, paid version has no ads), Waze naviation (combines social networking and navigation, best program for realtime traffic data and speed trap locations), and GooglesProject Loon (worldwide network of balloons to delivery Internet, balloons will circle the Earth 3 times in 100 hours before replacement).

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Tue Nov 19th, 2013

Tech Talk - 11/9/13

Restoring missing message icon on iPhone, highlighting forbidden words in Word, print drivers for old HP printers, personal cloud solutions (use RAID, be mindful of physical security), sending large files (Gmail versus Dropbox, plus other options), Profiles in IT (Sean O'Sullivan, co-founder MapInfo and inventor of cloud computing name), startup company Scan appears on Sharktank (no buyers, but great for exposure), Wolfram Alpha launches problem generator (arithmetic, number theory, algebra, calculus, linear algebra, statistics, follows Common Core Standards), helium-filled hard drives (reduced spin resistance leads to higher capacity, more plattens), and Snowden used social engineering (20 to 25 fellow workers gave him access as system administrator, most lost their assignments, beware).

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Tue Nov 19th, 2013

Tech Talk - 11/2/13

Best of Tech Talk replaying segments from previous shows.

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Mon Nov 04th, 2013

Tech Talk - 10/26/13

Configuring new router, fixing homepage hijacking, editing Facebook posts, safely using Windows XP after retirement, when to increase RAM, Profiles in IT (Daniel Ek, co-founder and CEO Spotify), David Burd visit (new iPad air), US losing control of Internet (backlash against NSA spying, Internet Governance Summit recommendation), and extreme data (beyond zettabytes and yottabytes, how big is big data anyway).

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Mon Nov 04th, 2013

Tech Talk - 10/19/13

Best of Tech Talk replaying segments from previous shows.

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Mon Nov 04th, 2013

Tech Talk - 10/12/13

Spell check in Adobe Acrobat, MS Office on iPad (Online Desktop vs. Cloudon), changing posts on friends timeline, website hacks (FTP hijacking, SQL injection), Wi-Fi download speeds (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n), realtime scanning of websites for malware, Profiles in IT (Paul Gardner Allen, co-founder Microsoft), Grace Hopper Celebration (best tech meeting for women, very empowering), Fox News giant touchscreens (Microsoft Perceptive Pixel technology, running Windows 8), European cloud users may avoid US (EU policy makers may ban US cloud services, NSA snooping the reason), Bitcoin exchange Silk Road shut down by FBI (used for money laundering), NSA loves Chromebook (always on netbook provides data), Elon Musk prints rocket parts (used gestures to design parts, prints in titanium using 3-D printer).

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Mon Nov 04th, 2013

Tech Talk - 10/5/13

Stopping unwanted popup advertising, intalling Chrome RSS reader, iPhone iMessage failure in iOS7.0.2, hacked Google accounts, transferring pictures from Samsung phone to computer (Dropbox, USB), booting from CD in Windows PC (BIOS configuration), Profiles in IT (Stacey Ferreira, co-founder MySocialCloud), lessons learned from HealthCare.gov (load testing, functionality, validation, user experience, don't go for lowest bid), drone crashes in Manhattan (civilian drone usage could be a problem), Siri voice revealed (Susan Bennett is the voice, interview with Siri, funny responses), and Book of the Week ( Decisive, critical thinking applied to business decision).

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