The Personal Computer Show Audio Archives 2011 WBAI-FM 99.5
New York City


All audio is in MP3 format. To download a show to your computer, right click on its link and opt to save the file. Shows consist of two segments: Technical Discussions for the first half hour, then audience call-in for the second half hour. In between we make brief User Group meeting announcements.

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2011 Shows      XML 
 
DECEMBER Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
December 28 How you to verify that you are really at Yahoos email website. Joe likes RoboForm. Libre Office and Open Office. Lynn Samuels. Monroe Littman. Kindle Fire. Hank likes the HP 2000z notebook. Who worked on the largest network. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
13MB
December 21 Warranties on hard drives. Joe observes computers at Staples. Avoiding malware. SOPA bill in Congress. Updating Internet Explorer. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
13MB
December 14 Lenovo is now the number two PC maker. We were wrong about Vonage, they are not owned by Verizon. Microsoft has a beta antivirus program that runs from a bootable CD. David and Hank (Kindle Fire, HP Touchpad, Nook Color) describe their tablet experiences. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
13MB
December 7 Fund raising. No listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
13MB
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NOVEMBER Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
November 30 Lost digital certificate used to deliver malware. The danger in secure web pages. Duqu. Setting up broadband Internet. FIOS. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
13MB
November 23 Business Software Alliance on stealing software. SOPA. Hank reviews a big computer case. David offers advice for safe Christmas shopping online. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
13MB
November 9 New Nook from Barnes and Noble. Siri. Estonian click jackers. Adobe Flash. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
13MB
November 2 HP corporate plans for PCs and tablets. A tripod. Joe, Hank 32Kbps
13MB
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OCTOBER Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
October 19 Fund raising. Premiums: One year of Gold Card tech support from the guys on the show; DVD toolkit collection of software; USB rescue disk and toolkit; password reset CD; Trend Micro antivirus. Joe, Hank 32Kbps
13MB
October 12 Fund raising Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
13MB
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SEPTEMBER Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
September 28 New Amazon Kindles. Hank, Stevie 32Kbps
13MB
September 21 The show was pre-empted by WBAI at the last minute. -- --
September 14 Michael Stern Hart passed away. Trend Micro has been tracking a hacker who infected many Fortune 500 companies. HP will offer partial refunds to those who paid full price for their discontinued tablet. Hank saw a new Lenovo tablet. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
13MB
September 7 Ram, SSL and UltraBooks Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
13MB
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AUGUST Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
August 31 Computer and tablet news and discussion Joe, Hank, David 24Kbps
10MB
August 24 Computer and tablet news and discussion Joe, Hank, David 24Kbps
10MB
August 17 Computer news and discussion Joe, Hank, David 24Kbps
10MB
August 10 Fake Firefox updates via email. 2600. Comodo certificates were hacked proving that SSL is worthless. Malicious software can kill the battery on a Mac. Registry cleaners. Joe, Hank, David 24Kbps
10MB
August 3 Pre-empted -- --
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JULY Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
July 27 Pre-empted -- --
July 20 Fund raising. Music on a Mac. Price of gas and cigarettes. Joe, Hank 24Kbps
9MB
July 13 Fund raising. Providing passwords to the gumment. ISPs are on the lookout for pirated material. Buying a used computer. Bragging about ancient computers. Debating the word geek. Joe, Hank, David 24Kbps
9MB
July 6 A malicious ad on Bing, a nasty windows virus infection, malicious PDFs, Google+, Open Office, Windows 8 chip restrictions. Listener phone calls. Hank, David 24Kbps
10MB
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JUNE Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
June 29 A YouTube video of Stevie, David was at the White House, David's suits, impulse control, stopthinkconnect.org, operating system market share, it's best to use unpopular software, hardware attacks, new ICAAN ruling, Electricity, Swiss Army Knives, Henry Wallace, David's musical bent, Magic. Listener phone calls. Hank, David 24Kbps
10MB
June 22 Beaches, Willie Sutton, call centers in prisons, upcoming tablets, Twonky, Hank discovers Netflix, turntables and a phone scam. Listener phone calls. Hank, David 24Kbps
10MB
June 15 New Mac OS, backup, dealing with casettes and video tapes. Listener phone calls. Hank, David, Michael 24Kbps
10MB
June 8 iCloud. David's iTunes problems. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 24Kbps
10MB
June 1 Back to a normal show after fund raising. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank 24Kbps
10MB
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MAY Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
May 25 The show was pre-empted this week. -- --
May 18 Fund raising. The show aired for two hours this week. Joe, Hank, David Hour 1: 24Kbps
Hour 2: 24Kbps
May 11 The show was pre-empted this week. -- --
May 4 Fund raising. Hank, Michael 24Kbps
10MB
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APRIL Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
April 27 Computer news. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank 24Kbps
10MB
April 20 Computer news. Listener phone calls. The app which reads the database file on the iPhone and iPad containing the locations you have been tracked at by Apple is available at petewarden.github.com/iPhoneTracker. Joe, Hank 32Kbps
14MB
April 13 Verizon iPad problems. The lie that is unlimited data. David explains why Macs are safer than Windows and what rootkits are. Star Trek. Old operating systems. Lamenting the passing of GoBack. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 24Kbps
10MB
April 6 The Epsilon data breach. Joe likes GBridge. Nintendo 3GS. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 24Kbps
10MB
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MARCH Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
March 30 ATT buying T-Mobile. Jailbreaking a Nook. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 24Kbps
10MB
March 23 Japan. Bug fixes. New netbooks. ATT tethering. A botnet shutdown. A couple lawsuits. Listener phone calls. Hank, David, Stevie 24Kbps
10MB
March 16 Scams regarding donating to Japan. Correcting our mistakes. ISPs. Google Chrome. Impact of Japan disasters on computer tech. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank 24Kbps
10MB
March 9 Windows XP prefetch folder, Apple bug fixes, Android malware, laptop coolers. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 24Kbps
10MB
March 2 Back to a normal show, no more fund raising. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 24Kbps
10MB
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FEBRUARY Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
February 23 Tips and Tricks. Making the case for Google's Chrome browser. This is a 30 minute podcast only show that was NOT heard over the air. No listener phone calls. Joe, Hank 128Kbps
27MB
February 16 Fund raising. No listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 24Kbps
10MB
February 9 Fund raising. Backups. No listener phone calls. Hank, Joe, David 24Kbps
10MB
February 2 Fund raising. Backups. No listener phone calls. Hank, David, Michael 24Kbps
10MB
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JANUARY Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
January 26 Michael suggested the free, portable WirelessNetView program to display information about wireless networks. screen shot. Computer backups. Intel funding research. Buying discontinued products. Listener phone calls. Hank, David, Michael 24Kbps
10MB
January 19 Recording microphones. Acer will still sell netbooks. Lenovo created a new division. Internet speed tests such as www.nyspeedtest.org. Listener phone calls. Hank, David 24Kbps
10MB
January 12 David Perry reported on his trip to CES. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 24Kbps
10MB
January 5 What is webmail. What is a cloud. Browser market share. Hank bought an external hard drive. Macfuse lets OS X write to NTFS. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 24Kbps
10MB
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