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12:28 am, December 21, 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

Tue Jan 21st, 2014

Tech Talk - 1/4/14

Creating a photo album (MyMemories Suite, MemoryMixer, MS Publisher), Wi-Fi connection issues, closing open ports in firewalls, laptop data security (backup and encryption), Profiles in IT (Tony Fadell, father of the iPod and Nest thermostat), Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter reviewed (controls, camera, features, a fantastic platform), NORAD Santa tracking (it began as a mistake), stolen cell activation now blocked worldwide (stolen cell phone database used internationally) mapping happiness in American (based on Twitter, Hawaii is the happiest, Louisiana is saddest), tech trends (sharing economy, sharing everything, Airbnb is market leader).

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Tue Jan 21st, 2014

Tech Talk - 12/28/13

Best of Tech Talk replaying segments from previous shows.

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Mon Dec 30th, 2013

Tech Talk - 12/21/13

External DVD booting options, connecting laptop to TV, using compatibility mode in IE 11 for Outlook, privacy when using public networks, using XP Mode in 64-bit Windows 7 to install 32-bit drivers, Profiles in IT (Ralph H Baer, Father of Video Games), gift guide for home of the future (Wi-Fi egg minder, Doorbot, Resolv Home Automation Hub, Kohler Moxie Showerhead and Wireless Speaker, Belkin We-Mo Switch, Nest Protect and Nest Learning Thermostate, iRobot Looj, Phillips Hue LED lights, Dropcam Pro, Sonos wireless speaker system), and Target data breach (credit cards showing up on black market).

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Mon Dec 30th, 2013

Tech Talk - 12/14/13

Cybercrime kits for malware (driven by Cryptolocker success), tranfering data from old computer to new, changing administrative password in Windows (using Offline NT Password and Registry Editor), Profiles in IT (Stephen D. Crocker, Internet pioneer and creator of Request for Comments), RFC 968 ('Twas the Night Before Startup by Vint Cerf), tech gifts that teach (LittleBits, SnapCircuits, Lego Mindstorms, Kodu, Bigshot Camera Kit, Arduino Robot Kits), QuadCopter gift guide (ranging from $100 to $1200, DJI Phantom Vision is tops at $1200), surprise visit from David Burd (delivering Victoria Secret with quadcopter), laptop guide for Christmas (ranging from $279 to $1400, prices are dropping), and Hour of Code campaign (sponsored by code.org, designed to motivate students to code).

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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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