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12:13 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 Aug 19th, 2013

Tech Talk - 5/11/13

Reasons for smartphone slow down, browser hijacking virus revisited (symtoms, virus scanners), creating custom ringtones for iPhone 5 (creating, placing in ringtone directory), Office 2013 subscription (advantages and pricing), geotagging (tracking vacations made easy, dangers of posting in public forums), Profiles in IT (Ori Allon, founder Orion and Julpan), $45M bank robbery without guns (gift card database hacked, spending limits removed, simultaneous worldwide ATM withdrawal), Bitcoin creator may be hording $100M (Satoshi Nakamoto mined 1 million bitcoins while it was easy, waiting for value to increase, very clever), and Boston drops Microsoft Exchange for Gmail (uses Google Doc instead of MS Office, a real threat to MS revenues).

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Mon Aug 19th, 2013

Tech Talk - 5/4/13

Connecting on LinkIn, creating animated GIF images (Photoshop, Picasion.com, Gifninja), removing browser hijacking virus, removing ransomware, Google Drive revisited, Profiles in IT (Max Rafael Levchin, co-founder of PayPal), Dumb Idea of the Week (Buddy Cup, make a friend by clinking this Budwieser glass), fake Twitter followers (can be purchased for $5 per 1000, many celebs and companies pump their numbers), thousands of serial ports vulerable via Internet (legacy technology with no security, infrastructure risk), and new digial camera based on bug eye (based on anthropod eyes, multiple low cost sensors arrays on hemisphere, 180 degree FOV).

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Mon Aug 19th, 2013

Tech Talk - 4/27/13

Antivirus for smart phones, Google Groups revealed, fixing corrupted formatting in Word, using Office365 with Skydrive, cleaning browser cookies, safety of online banking over Wi-Fi, Profiles in IT (Miguel de Icaza, creator of GNOME and Mono), Dutch national arrested for Spamhous DDoS attack, LivingSocial hacked (50,000 names compromised, SQL injection likely attack vector, change your password), juror tossed in jail for texting during trial, and the Internet will be the future for video distribution(Netflix expanding rapidly, broadcasters trying to catch up, look for Amazon or Apple TV.

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Mon Aug 19th, 2013

Tech Talk - 4/20/13

Word formatting issues, MS Office on iPad using CloudOn thin client, cloud backup options and advantages, adjusting text message notifications in iPhone, flash drive virus protection, Profiles in IT (Claude Elwood Shannon, father of Information of Theory), technology used to capture Boston bombers (surveilance cams, smart phone pic, robotic ordinance disposal, infrared camera, flashbangs), funding sites help Boston Marathon victims (sites raise over $1M, GoFundMe and Give Forward are the most effective), Google Person Finder activated after Marathon, Website of the Week (Digital Public Library, over 2 million items in searchable database), Wi-Fi routers easy to hack (13 of the most popular found lacking, vendors are fixing the issue, look for Bios updates), and geocaching (looking for treasure using GPS coordinates, free apps available of smart phone).

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Mon Aug 19th, 2013

Tech Talk - 4/13/13

Connecting iPhod to iCloud, facial recognition (in picture organization, in surveillance), resetting Windows admin password, Google cloud printing, primer for starting an IT career (guidlines for playing around with hardware and software), technological solutionism (an overhyped risk), Profiles in IT (Cecil Howard Green, co-founder TI), first integrated circuits (TI vs Intel, the back story), Standford creates biological transistors (building blocks for biological computer are in place, may replace conventional drugs), Apple revises water damaged phone replacement policy (defective moisture sensor), and Google launches tool to to specify data use after death (the first digital living will).

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Wed Apr 10th, 2013

Tech Talk - 4/6/13

Pebble vs Martian Passport smart watches, dangers of sharing Wi-Fi with neighbor, RSS feeds revealed, NAT routers explained, Profiles in IT (Martin Cooper, father of the cell phone), Googles April Fools jokes (YouTube shutown, Google Nose, Google Treasure Hunt, Google Fiber Poles, and more), Saudi Arabia to ban encrypted VoIP and messaging apps (Skype, WhatsApp, Viber targeted), H1-B Visa update (statutory cap reached in 5 days, final selection via lottery, State Department check required), new Skype malware (installs Bitcoin miner app, may saturate CPU, spreads via Skype messaging link), trends in mobile tech (ARM, Apple, Google, Samsung are winners; MS, Dell, Intel, AMD are losers).

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Wed Apr 10th, 2013

Tech Talk - 3/30/13

Wal-Mart cell phone plan revisited, removing blog entries from search engines, Skype privacy and security, disabling laptop touchpad, configuring wireless routers, Profiles in IT (Ivan Edward Sutherland, father of computer graphics), undersea fiber optic cable cut (severe service disruption in Africa, three arrested), massive denial of service attack (targeting Spamhous, used DNS amplification to create disruption), Instamatic 50 years old (revolutionary camera, over 50 million sold), Bitcoin reaches $1B valuation (first peer-to-peer Internet currency, not tied to any country, fiscal instability is driving up valuation), ACLU challenges cell phone tracking using Stingray surveillance system, and FBI seeks realtime Internet monitoring (chat, VoIP, cloud storage, opposed by privacy advocates).

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Wed Apr 10th, 2013

Tech Talk - 3/23/13

Wal-Mart Straight Talk cell phone plan, removing CyberCob malware, TreeSize to analyze disk usage, Apple vs Google maps in Dublin, Profiles in IT (Stephen Wolfram, creator of Mathematica software application), first domain name registered 28 years ago (March 15, 1985, symbolics.com), thunder and lightning (rainstorms vs snowstorms), Senate votes to include Internet sales taxes in budget (a bad day for online purchasing), Mac trojan in the wild (Trojan.Yontoo.1, requires user to download installer), Apple patches iForgot Password Reset (accounts could be hijacked with only AppleID and birthday, users advised to activate two-step verification), Andy Rubin no longer leading Android (Andoid will be under Chrome developer, Google vows to keep them separate for now), Google self-driving car (64-beam laser rangefinder, four radar units, camera, GPS, inertial measurement, wheel sensors, onboard computers, US$100K worth of equipment, better than human on open road, limitations to full deployment).

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Wed Apr 10th, 2013

Tech Talk - 3/16/13

Best of Tech Talk replaying segments from previous shows.

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Wed Apr 10th, 2013

Tech Talk - 3/9/13

Best of Tech Talk replaying segments from previous shows.

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