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9:30 am, October 24, 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 - 6/15/13

Best of Tech Talk replaying segments from previous shows.

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Mon Aug 19th, 2013

Tech Talk - 6/8/13

Best of Tech Talk replaying segments from previous shows.

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Mon Aug 19th, 2013

Tech Talk - 6/1/13

Google Internet location detection techniques (cell phone GPS, Streetview data, IP address location), cell phone number valuable for account recovery, installing multiple browsers, DHCP revisited, configuring a POP account (leaving emails on main server), Profiles in IT (Scott Heiferman, co-founder and CEO of Meetup), Intel releases Harwell processor (50% more battery life without performance loss, hope to capture mobile market), nude view scanners removed from airport (TSA personnel pouting), Justice seeks user data from Google (claims national security, may be unconstitutional), big data and politics (the use of big data to target likely voters and contributors credited with Obamas win), India likely source of multinational cyberspying (origin of advanced persistent threats), iPhone hacker hired by Google (after being fired by Apple), and tracking stolen laptop using webcam pictures (Hidden app in iMac used to track laptop to Iraq).

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Mon Aug 19th, 2013

Tech Talk - 5/25/13

Avoiding and removing unwanted toolbar downloads, anti-virus program conflicts, removing unwanted calendars, freelance sites for home employment (Guru plus many more), transfering hard drive from old computer, Profiles in IT (David Karp, founder and CEO of Tumblr), Russian Internet usage exploding (RuNet unfettered by government), honeywords help indicate data breach (fake passwords and accounts used to trigger intrusion detectors), Google plans to dominate the Internet (seeks to create an intelligent machine that can anticipate your needs, all they require is your personal data).

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Mon Aug 19th, 2013

Tech Talk - 5/18/13

Best of Tech Talk replaying segments from previous shows.

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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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