Episodes

  • This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes:
    - 00:00 - News of nerd fascination - Amazon, leap second, Mercedes, Bitcoin, Twitter, more
    - 11:00 - Planned obsolescence theory - Benjamin tackles idea that early demise of tech is planned
    - 22:00 - Moving from iTunes to streams - Keith and Benjamin discuss Apple's conversion to streaming
    - 31:00 - Marty Winston's Wisdom - Marty gives insight into coming reviews of tech related items
    - 39:00 - Scam Series - multiple scams - Benjamin details multiple scams to watch for during Christmas
    - 44:00 - Keske on police usage of tech - Benjamin and Steve discuss the finer aspects of police tech use
    - 56:00 - Tech you need in job market - Benjamin prepares you for tech needed when job searching
    - 1:07:00 - Listener Q&A - (un)coolest past - Alan asks Benjamin what was cool that's mundane now
    - 1:16:00 - IT Pro Series 201 - Work from… - Jeffery asks Benjamin solution for work from home or work
    - 1:24:00 - Listener Q&A - Storing key info - Jay asks Benjamin about storing credit card info on smartphone

  • This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes:
    - 00:00 - News of nerd fascination - Binance, FTX, Twitter, Netflix, iPhone Emergency SOS, more
    - 11:00 - Listener Q&A - Lotto laptop - Michelle asks Benjamin if lotto winner should get expensive tech
    - 22:00 - Craziest problems in all areas - Benjamin and Keith discuss an unexpected iPhone repair
    - 31:00 - Marty Winston's Wisdom - Marty gives reviews of some lawn and garden tech
    - 39:00 - Scam Series - Secret Santa scam - Beware of the Secret Santa Scam which operates year round
    - 44:00 - Keske on lifetime of phones - Steve and Benjamin discuss the world of computers and phones
    - 56:00 - Microchipping our bodies - Benjamin explores how long it may be before forced microchips
    - 1:07:00 - Listener Q&A - theft of wifi - Benjamin tells Beth how she can address neighbors freeloading
    - 1:16:00 - IT Pro Series 200 - Boss watching - Billy asks Benjamin how to know if the employer is monitoring
    - 1:24:00 - Listener Q&A - Internet speed - Dave asks Benjamin how much internet speed we actually need

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  • This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes:
    - 00:00 - News of nerd fascination - Meta, Twitter, WARN, Amazon, FTX, Binance, Zoom, and more
    - 11:00 - Updates on Christmas gifting - Benjamin tells of the state of the Christmas shopping season
    - 22:00 - Apple isn't always the best - Keith M. Sedor shares that he's not always a fanboy
    - 31:00 - Marty Winston's Wisdom - Marty tells of the Rhinoshield Gripmax and his overall thoughts
    - 39:00 - Scam Series - Non-delivery scam - Benjamin warnts to watch and be careful with online purchases
    - 44:00 - Keske on artificial intelligence - Benjamin and Steve explore the world of AI and it's threats
    - 56:00 - Technology and Interviews - Benjamin shares commonality of interviews and troubleshooting
    - 1:07:00 - Listener Q&A - cell backup - Cathy asks Benjamin about cell loss of power, and solutions
    - 1:16:00 - IT Pro Series 199 - Labor hoarding - Labor hoarding is a new, and maybe temporary thing
    - 1:24:00 - Age old question of On or Off - Benjamin conveys the latest approach to powering your PC

  • This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes:
    - 00:00 - News of nerd fascination - iPhones, Prime music, Sony VR, Tesla lawsuits, FCC, Facebook
    - 11:00 - Elon Musk's week of Twitter - Benjamin covers the latest on Elon Musk with gentle notes
    - 22:00 - Slow roll your O/S updates - Keith talks about caution in updating to latest MacOS
    - 31:00 - Marty Winston's Wisdom - Marty tells of Klein Tools thermal imager and it's uses
    - 39:00 - Scam Series - QR Code Scam - Benjamin warns to be careful on how QR codes are being used
    - 44:00 - Keske on technical sensors - Steve and Benjamin discuss the sensors in modern tech
    - 56:00 - Job hunting is now online (Part 1) - Benjamin updates the evolving employment search routines
    - 1:07:00 - Job hunting is now online (Part 2) - Benjamin continues with the idea of connecting online for jobs
    - 1:16:00 - IT Pro Series 197 - Listener Quest - Benjamin tells of the ghosting in lives, work, and more
    - 1:24:00 - Listener Q&A - embracing tech - Billie asks Benjamin what will happen to people who don't embrace tech

  • This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes:
    - 00:00 - News of nerd fascination - Lego, Apple, Meta, quakes, Chrome, Voyager, and more
    - 11:00 - Farewell emails - Benjamin tells of farewell emails, and new steps in his work life
    - 22:00 - U2 album revelations - Ketih tells of latest news regarding U2 free album on iTunes
    - 31:00 - Marty Winston's Wisdom - Marty provides a variety of Winter Advisory items
    - 39:00 - Scam Series - Student Loan Scam - No, the government isn't going to call you to give away cash
    - 44:00 - Keske on usage of radio waves - Benjamin and Steve discuss radio waves and usage in tech
    - 56:00 - Top Tech skills for everyone - Benjamin notes that some tech skills are good for everyone
    - 1:07:00 - Gaming chairs as desk chairs - Benjamin loves the gaming chair for a daily work chair
    - 1:16:00 - IT Pro Series 197 - Listener Quest - Tori asks if programmers are original, or if they reuse code
    - 1:24:00 - Listener Q&A - cable vs fiber - Rita asks Benjamin about coming Fiber internet service

  • This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes:
    - 00:00 - News of nerd fascination - Apple, Parler, Kanye, Netflix, YouTube, Musk, Twitter, webcam
    - 11:00 - More talk of tax credits for Evs - Benjamin tells of the scam of electric car tax credits
    - 22:00 - Apple announcements - Keith unpacks the latest Apple offerings and announcements
    - 31:00 - Marty Winston's Wisdom - Electrical updates through Marty's home and ideas for you
    - 39:00 - Scam Series - Brushing Scam - Benjamin details how you get involved with the Brushing Scam
    - 44:00 - Keske on the Internet - Steve and Benjamin discuss synthesizers and music
    - 56:00 - Letting go of a little smartphone - Benjamin urges you to try a smartphone detox with details
    - 1:07:00 - Listener Q&A - Hackintosh - Kenneth asks Benjamin if he ever tinkered with Hackintosh
    - 1:16:00 - IT Pro Series 195 - Digital native - Benjamin explains and the discusses flexwashing
    - 1:24:00 - Listener Q&A - tech myths - Harold asks Benjamin about the biggest tech myth out there

  • This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes:
    - 00:00 - News of nerd fascination - PC shipments, hearing aids, Netflix Basic, autopilot, Tesla, more
    - 11:00 - Microsoft Office changes name - Microsoft 365, but also a history of how we got to today
    - 22:00 - Goto default apps for the Apple - Keith talks his favorite apps to install on brand new Macs
    - 31:00 - Marty Winston's Wisdom - Marty raves about the EGO Select Cut Dual Mower and more
    - 39:00 - Scam Series - Fake Escrow Scam - Benjamin covers why to not trust various odd escrow sites
    - 44:00 - Keske on the Internet - Steve recalls Darpanet and how we got to today
    - 56:00 - Backing up memories now - Make the backups and get them far away before too late
    - 1:07:00 - The Maker Coin revisited - Benjamin notes the Maker Coin and offers a sample
    - 1:16:00 - IT Pro Series 195 - Digital native - Benjamin finds out that the Digital Native term can be ageist
    - 1:24:00 - Listener Q&A - smartwatches - Tess asks Benjamin if the smartwatch is ready for prime time

  • This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes:
    - 00:00 - News of nerd fascination - Social media, Elon Musk, Robots, Optimus, crypto, and more
    - 11:00 - The Seven Deadly Sins - Benjamin brings spooky early with tech and 7 deadly sins
    - 22:00 - EU vs Apple Lighting Connector - Keith opines on the EU decision to require common connectors
    - 31:00 - Marty Winston's Wisdom - Marty shares that dealing with China is definitely not cheaper
    - 39:00 - Scam Series - Driver updates - Benjamin says that you shouldn't pay for any driver updates
    - 44:00 - Keske on televisions - Steve tells Benjamin of his various opinions on the modern TV
    - 56:00 - Can a hacker really kill you? - Benjamin thinks that hackers killing people, is a stretch today
    - 1:07:00 - Auto billpay has matured - Benjamin revisits and updates his thoughts on auto billpay
    - 1:16:00 - IT Pro Series 194 - Benjamin covers news of redefining contractors/employeers
    - 1:24:00 - Listener Q&A - found drive - Walter asks if it's worth fixing a 4 year old Chromebook

  • This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes:
    - 00:00 - News of nerd fascination - Amazon, Tesla robot, Snowden, Stadia, Apple iPhone, more
    - 11:00 - Time to clean your tech - Benjamin gives pointers on keeping your tech fresh and clean
    - 22:00 - Scary iPhone tracking experience - Keith gets a little rattled by notices and a creepy dude in car
    - 31:00 - Marty Winston's Wisdom - Marty reflects on designs throughout our amazing world
    - 39:00 - Scam Series - Office gift cards - Office gift card scam, where boss says buy them quick…
    - 44:00 - Keske on new car tech - Steve talks about NASAs attack on an asteroid, and results
    - 56:00 - Printer industry is dead - It's been a long time coming, but the printer is nearly dead
    - 1:07:00 - Printing things is not needed - Benjamin covers where we were, are, and going with printers
    - 1:16:00 - IT Pro Series 192 - Quiet quitting solutions and communications for all concerned
    - 1:24:00 - Listener Q&A - found drive - Brian asks about inspecting contents of found flash drive

  • This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes:
    - 00:00 - News of nerd fascination - Social media, survellance, robots, Windows 10, football, disks
    - 11:00 - Listener Q&A - fixing PCs for cash - Ken asks about the idea of getting into fixing computers
    - 22:00 - iPhone teardown reveals - Keith covers news that new iPhone is better for right to repair
    - 31:00 - Marty Winston's Wisdom - Marty shares about how USB is evolving more and more
    - 39:00 - Scam Series - Disaster Relief - Benjamin details how we should only go with the known
    - 44:00 - Keske on new car tech - Even the blind guy covers the new tech coming in your auto
    - 56:00 - Magnusson Moss Warranty Act - Benjamin covers protection for those that like to tinker
    - 1:07:00 - Listener Q&A - personal impact - Ed asks Benjamin how personal use of tech will impact business
    - 1:16:00 - IT Pro Series 191 - Quiet quitting problems and solutions to ponder
    - 1:24:00 - Listener Q&A - next big thing - Thomas asks Benjamin what will be the next big thing in tech

  • This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes:
    - 00:00 - Listener Q&A - Triple rapid fire - Benjamin addresses three quick listener questions
    - 11:00 - Listener Q&A - Hard drive slow - Paul asks Benjamin about a hard drive replacement and speed
    - 22:00 - Power and privacy on iPhone - Keith M. Sedor addresses some power and privacy settings
    - 31:00 - Marty Winston's Wisdom - Marty talks experiences of new Klein Screwdrivers
    - 39:00 - Scam Series - Won sweepstakes - Benjamin notes that you haven't won that new sweepstakes
    - 44:00 - Keske on tech you shouldn't use - Steve and Benjamin talk about safety concerns with old tech
    - 56:00 - Robot workers won't work - Your job is definitely safe for a long time from robots
    - 1:07:00 - Being productive while WFH - Benjamin gives productivity tips for home office
    - 1:16:00 - IT Pro Series 191 - Quiet quitting and it's relationship to Information Technology
    - 1:24:00 - Listener Q&A - will tech kill us - Jessica asks if technology will become the literal death of us

  • This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes:
    - 00:00 - News of the nerd kind - Queen Elizabeth, Meta, Apple, Amazon, Buick, Jeep, GM
    - 11:00 - Apple Event Sept 2022 (Part 1) - Keith and Benjamin discuss latest Apple watch and news
    - 22:00 - Apple Event Sept 2022 (Part 2) - Benjamin and Keith continue with Apple Event discussion
    - 31:00 - Marty Winston's Wisdom - Marty poses his tech challenge regarding sound and RADAR
    - 39:00 - Scam Series - Official Phish - Benjamin warns that phish attempts may look like your boss
    - 44:00 - Keske on military and privacy - Benjamin and Steve discuss military concerns over privacy
    - 56:00 - Voter manipulation is coming - Benjamin looks to past and future attempts at voter twisting
    - 1:07:00 - Listener Q&A - smartphone buy - Kevin asks about buying, Donna about selling smartphones
    - 1:16:00 - IT Pro Series 190 - Benjamin launches small series on Quiet Quitting concept
    - 1:24:00 - Listener Q&A - cone of silence - Martha asks Benjamin about mention of Alexa cone of silence

  • This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes:
    - 00:00 - News of the nerd kind - California, SpaceX, taxes, electric cars, Snapchat, more
    - 11:00 - Listener Q&A - forgetting, install - Jen asks about forgetting, Lance about RAM installations
    - 22:00 - 2 factor authentication and Apple - Keith expresses continued disdain for two factor authentication
    - 31:00 - Marty Winston's Wisdom - Marty notes how streaming is overtaing the world
    - 39:00 - Scam Series - comes in all forms - Benjamin notes that scams come in all manner and variety
    - 44:00 - Keske pauses for some fun - Steve mentions two websites that help keep things fun
    - 56:00 - Listener Q&A - Electric cars - Syl asks about ultrawide monitors, David of pirated software
    - 1:07:00 - More than tech knowledge - Benjamin covers how IT pros have more skills than you know
    - 1:16:00 - IT Pro Series 188 - Poor social media usage decisions can affect job negatively
    - 1:24:00 - Listener Q&A - blue blockers - Linda asks Benjamin if blue blocking lenses actually work

  • This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes:
    - 00:00 - News of the nerd kind - Starlink and T-Mobile, Apple, Twitter, whistleblower, Duck.com
    - 11:00 - Listener Q&A - DOS vs present - Wanda asks Benjamin about DOS apps vs modern computing
    - 22:00 - Home Automation - doorbell - Keith tells about his fondness with Ring doorbell and features
    - 31:00 - Marty Winston's Wisdom - Marty talks up Barbasol as an example of product promotions
    - 39:00 - Scam Series - Don't try it - Benjamin warns to not toy with scammers, lest trouble occur
    - 44:00 - Keske and hyperloops - Steve continues with Benjamin regarding future transportation
    - 56:00 - Morality or lack in technology - Benjamin covers if tech is moral, or immoral, and how
    - 1:07:00 - Listener Q&A - Electric cars - Mike asks about considerations prior to buying electric car
    - 1:16:00 - IT Pro Series 188 - Peter asks tech differences for small, mid, large companies
    - 1:24:00 - Listener Q&A - repairing laptop - Michael asks if laptop jacks and other ports can be repaired

  • This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes:
    - 00:00 - News of the nerd kind - Win11, return to office, Doordash, John Deere, Amazon, more
    - 11:00 - Listener Q&A - Metaverse musing - Mary asks about Benjamin's thoughts of the metaverse
    - 22:00 - Venturing into smart home - Keith M Sedor dives deeper into home automated thermostat
    - 31:00 - Marty Winston's Wisdom - Marty talks about statistics and dentists thoughts on tech
    - 39:00 - Scam Series - Zelle scam - Benjamin warns of the Zelle scam that could hit your bank
    - 44:00 - Keske and hyperloops - Benjamin and Steve explore the promise of the hyperloop
    - 56:00 - Listener Q&A - DSLR, NAS - Fred asks if DSLR is dead, John wants to know about NAS
    - 1:07:00 - Listener Q&A - tablets vs PCs - Bill asks advantages of tablet over PC, Thomas about questions
    - 1:16:00 - IT Pro Series 187 - Benjamin talks about concerns when one is a consultant
    - 1:24:00 - Listener Q&A - death of privacy - James asks if privacy has finally keeled over and died on us

  • This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes: - 00:00 - News of the nerd kind - iRobot, Amazon, General Motors, Disney, Samsung, Google - 11:00 - Listener Q&A - programming - Jerome asks about programming without PC, Joy about salvage - 22:00 - Venturing into smart home - Keith tells of his first foray into a smarthome, the smart lock - 31:00 - Marty Winston's Wisdom - Marty gets whimsical talking of candy and technology shifts - 39:00 - Scam Series - Voicemail scam - Benjamin warns of a scam to check your voicemail via email - 44:00 - Keske and browsers - Steve revisits virtual reality, and the latest experiences - 56:00 - Listener Q&A - expensive flash - Benjamin addresses Reginald's question about expensive flash - 1:07:00 - Listener Q&A - computer repair - Peggy asks about visual cues for repairing computers - 1:16:00 - IT Pro Series 186 - Benjamin talks about work vs home computers again - 1:24:00 - Listener Q&A - clean screens - Daniel asks best tips and tricks for cleaning various screens

  • This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes: - 00:00 - Nerdy news from nerd world - Electric cars, cyberattacks, HBO, backups, Robinhood, more - 11:00 - Listener Q&A - WFA, spills - Tammy asks about work from anywhere, Tara about spills - 22:00 - Scammy sounding software - Keith covers a software that offers far too much to be true - 31:00 - Marty Winston's Wisdom - Marty presents a Klein Tools hook and loop tape dispenser - 39:00 - Scam Series - Fake Shipper scam - Benjamin warns of the Fake Shipper Scam and how to avoid - 44:00 - Keske on prosthetics - Steve returns to a discussion from the past… artificial limbs - 56:00 - Privacy really does matter (1) - Benjamin lays out case that privacy matters more than you think - 1:07:00 - Privacy really does matter (2) - Benjamin continues to cover privacy impacts on our lives - 1:16:00 - IT Pro Series 185 - Benjamin talks about Work vs Home computer (Part 1) - 1:24:00 - Listener Q&A - SD cards future - Timothy asks Benjamin if SD cards will be gone in short term

  • This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes: - 00:00 - News of the nerd kind - Uber, Netflix, Russia, Streaming, congress shennanigans, more - 11:00 - Listener Q&A - fix vs reinstall - Jean asks Benjamin if people still fix instead of nuke and repave - 22:00 - Airtag experiences - Benjamin shares his continued Airtag experience with Keith - 31:00 - Marty Winston's Wisdom - Marty tells of how tech hoarding has a cost to the hoarder - 39:00 - Scam Series - Hardware scam - Benjamin tells of scam hardware called Zenboost - 44:00 - Keske and browsers - Steve talks about some of his favorite browser plugins - 56:00 - Listener Q&A - fix vs reinstall - Benjamin answers David with wifi leeches, Gary with reboots. - 1:07:00 - Listener Q&A - fix vs reinstall - Steven laments Facebook's abusive monitoring and punishment - 1:16:00 - IT Pro Series 184 - Benjamin warns of massive price jumps labelled inflation - 1:24:00 - Listener Q&A - meme thoughts - Donna sent a meme on Information Age, and Benjamin opines

  • This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes: - 00:00 - News of the nerd kind - FCC, Broadband, NASA, Amazon, Netflix, Snap, crypto, more - 11:00 - Listener Q&A - computer repair - Thomas asks Benjamin some philosophy about repairing tech - 22:00 - Right To Repair current issues - Keith and Benjamin discuss state of Right To Repair - 31:00 - Marty Winston's Wisdom - Marty opines about shifting ideas in customer service - 39:00 - Scam Series - Aged accounting - Benjamin warns about a scam pulled on office workers - 44:00 - Keske and his spin on 4th and tech - Steve and Benjamin talk tech that should never have been. - 56:00 - Listener Q&A - password future - Benjamin shares 3 key things to be aware of with tech addiction - 1:07:00 - Listener Q&A - staying civil online - Derrick asks Benjamin about problems with online interactions - 1:16:00 - IT Pro Series 183 - Keeping ahead after the return to office - 1:24:00 - Listener Q&A - Web Development - Anthony asks Benjamin about his choices for web development

  • This week's full broadcast of Computer Talk Radio includes: - 00:00 - News of the nerd kind - Tesla, Gates, Amazon, Ratings, privacy, Ring, and more - 11:00 - Voter manipulation has changed - Benjamin tells of tricks by social media giants to change minds - 22:00 - Making more space on iPhone - Keith tells how to clear space for your iPhone needs - 31:00 - Marty Winston's Wisdom - Marty shares his concerns of automations around our lives - 39:00 - Scam Series - Free USB scam - Benjamin warns about Free USB Sticks, especially found ones - 44:00 - Keske on Electric Cars - Steve Keske provides his own input into the electric car world - 56:00 - Medical concerns because of tech - Benjamin details out your medical concerns due to tech - 1:07:00 - Listener Q&A - Connecting mic - Alicia asks about connecting microphone to her computer - 1:16:00 - IT Pro Series 182 - Benjamin notes WFH messed up some people for going to office - 1:24:00 - Windows new intrusion - Benjamin declares new Windows feature to be unprofessional