The Personal Computer Show Audio Archives 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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AUGUST TOPICS HOSTS MP3 AUDIO
Aug 20 Lastpass had a problem with their cloud service. Joe reviewed a wireless network range extender from Amped Wireless, the Rec15A. An upcoming lowest end Windows laptop from HP is expected to sell for about $200. HTTP malware injection is used by bad guys to infect computers. Listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
 
Aug 13 David on the just completed Vegas tech conferences. Tablet sales are down. Chromebook sales are up. Microsoft is charging hardware manufacturers less for Windows. Bad USB. Listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
 
Aug 6 The show was pre-empted. -- --
 
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JULY TOPICS HOSTS MP3 AUDIO
July 30 Fund raising. Premium 1 is a toolchest DVD with lots of software. Premium 2 is a set of 4 Linux Live DVDs that each include WINE to run some Windows applications. Joe and Hank both had Verizon FIOS problems. WordPress plug-in bug. There is a backdoor in iOS 7. Joe found that Chrome drained his smartphone battery. No listener calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
32K
 
July 23 Fund raising. Linux distros that include Wine to run some Windows programs. Alfred is working on a new website Healthtechinsider.com that covers medical technology and wearable devices. Printing batteries. People continue to buy Windows computers. Apple will co-operate with IBM. Power pucks, watts, volts, amps. No listener calls. Hank Kee
Alfred Poor
32K
 
July 16 Chromebooks are getting more popular. Net neutrality. Xkeyscore and the NSA. Tor. Tails. Linux in cars. Fund raising next week. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
32K
 
July 9 The NSA targets people interested in Linux, Tor, Tails and encryption. Security issues with Comcast XFINITY WiFi. Facebook tried to make their users happy or sad. Verifying the age of someone on the Internet. There are no viruses on iOS as long as the phone is not jail-broken. Intro to SSL. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
David Perry
Michael Horowitz
32K
 
July 2 Apple issued bug fixes. Wi-Fi automatic connections. A USB charger was fatal. Car hacking. Marty Winston on car dashboard electronics. Car repair and financing. Run Windows off a USB flash drive with Windows to go. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
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JUNE TOPICS HOSTS MP3 AUDIO
June 25 Update on WBAI and the transmitter. Aereo decision by the Supreme Court. Patents. Hacking a car. Privacy. Listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
 
June 18 Hank offered an overview of Linux. David said the best thing you can do for security is to avoid Windows. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
 
June 11 David warned to be afraid of metadata as a way to invade your privacy. David offers his opinion on whether anti-virus software dead. Hank on the NSA. There are bugs in hardware, software and every layer of the OSI layer. And, according to David, most of them never get fixed. David does not trust Open Source security software. Microsoft is refusing to turn over data stored off-shore to the US government. How to *still* get Windows XP patches. Should everyone learn to program computers? Fund raising. No phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
 
June 4 The show was pre-empted by WBAI for fund raising. -- --
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MAY TOPICS HOSTS MP3 AUDIO
May 28 The show was pre-empted by WBAI for fund raising. -- --
 
May 21 A two hour show with a focus on Linux and fund raising. Our guest was Linux expert Jim Dennis. An outrageous patent. David now works for F-Secure in Finland which promises not to insert back doors into their products. Defining distro. A Chromebook runs Linux. Software that comes with Linux. Gaming on Linux. No phone calls. See a Linus Torvalds free Introduction to Linux course. Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
Hour1
Hour2
 
May 14 The show was pre-empted by WBAI for fund raising -- --
 
May 7 Fund raising. Intro to Linux. Upcoming Supreme Court decision on search. As a premium we offer a DVD full of software that we call a "toolchest". Included are a bunch of bug fixes. More on Aereo. Marty Winston on LED flashlights. Talk back to the FCC. No phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
32K
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APRIL TOPICS HOSTS MP3 AUDIO
April 30 The latest security flaws in Internet Explorer and Flash. Verizon Wireless is selling your website history to their marketing partners for ads on your cellphone. FCC and Net neutrality. Getting your first IT job, Hank interviews a young woman and Alfred Poor offers advice. Our own Michael Horowitz will speak about router configuration at NYACC on May 8th. See nyacc.org. Listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
32K
 
April 23 More on Heartbleed. The WBAI website was hacked. Stevie did an interview on 3D printing. Marty Winston on UPSs. Hank on USB Flash Drives. Listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
 
April 16 Heartbleed. Change all your passwords. Listener phone calls.
Heartbleed links:
www.lastpass.com/heartbleed
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/heartbleed-checker/
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/chromebleed/eeoekjnjgppnaegdjbcafdggilajhpic
Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
 
April 9 Windows XP still works. Advice on being safe on XP. Microsoft is giving away Windows on phones and small tablets. Stevie interviewed people from Mcor which makes 3D printers. Amazon.com. Marty Winston on data. About Heartbleed. Hank said its a virus. Joe said there two viruses discovered at the same time. Listener phone calls. We discussed voice to text programs, along the lines of Nuance Dragon Naturally Speaking. A listener suggested we look at NVDA (non visual desktop access) at www.nvaccess.org. It is not comparable to Dragon, but it is open source, free, and opens Windows computers to those who are sightless or vision impaired. Joe King
Hank Kee
32K
 
April 2 No more bug fixes for XP in the U.S. Joe is having a Verizon DSL problem at home. Images taken on a smartphone are tagged with GPS location info. IrfanView is a great free image viewer/editor for Windows. Lenovo laptop battery recall. Office on iOS. Davids Ubuntu adventure. Listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
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MARCH TOPICS HOSTS MP3 AUDIO
March 26 Windows XP dies in a few days. The recent bugs found in Android are not a real problem. Massive security flaw in Word that also affects Outlook. The NLRB on college basketball. Windows 8 has a bug with system restores. Breaking news: not all Windows 8 laptops are touch screen. Some don't support USB v3. Spare tires for cars. Listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
 
March 19 Its the 7th week of a 4-week fund raising drive. Go to www.give2wbai.org and search for "computer" to get our premium, a collection of software. If you don't get a premium that WBAI owes you, contact the station head honcho at breimers62 at earthlink.net or 347-529-6412. In a rare event, researchers found bugs in Google's Chrome OS (the system on Chromebooks). Google fixed the bugs very quickly. David said that most bugs are sold to the criminal underworld. The Full Disclosure mailing list shut down. David said there are 10-12,000 very serious software vulnerabilities disclosed yearly. The most secure browser, today, is Chrome according to David. However, he does no on-line bill paying or banking. Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
 
March 12 Last week WBAI played an old Personal Computer show at 9PM. We had nothing to do with this. Fund raising again. Plans to stop selling Windows 7 were canceled. You can download ISOs of Windows 7 for free. Computing professionals use only Lenovo and Apple computers. David bought a refurbished Lenovo laptop. Hank offered advice on which version of Windows to use. Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
 
March 5 The show was pre-empted. But, at the last minute WBAI decided to air a repeat of the show.  --   -- 
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FEBRUARY TOPICS HOSTS MP3 AUDIO
February 26 Fund raising. Our premium is a DVD with Windows software, see the home page of this site. A scam about the do not call phone list. No more bug fixes for Windows XP after April. Upgrading Windows. The future of Windows 7. Bitcoin. Apple Goto Fail bug. Comcast/Netflix deal. IBM is firing thousands of employees in India. Mobile malware targets Android. Joe King
Hank Kee
32K
 
February 19 The show was pre-empted.  --   -- 
 
February 12 Fund raising. Hank likes Kingsoft Office as a replacement for Office 2003. More on the SEA hack of Facebook's registrar. More on how Target got hacked. Malware and viruses. History of the Internet. More on Freedom Pop. Joe buys a new Lenovo Android 7 inch tablet. No listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
 
February 5 Fund raising. The Syrian Electronic Army took control of the Facebook domain registration. Microsoft has a new CEO and a new Chairman of the Board. A fire in front of Hanks house led him to discover that Windows 8 has no useful Safe Mode. The Windows Eyes screen reader is free and part of Microsoft Office. Net neutrality. A history of Windows XP and its service packs. No listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
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JANUARY TOPICS HOSTS MP3 AUDIO
January 29 Gmail outage. David on Pete Seeger. Malware runs on Windows and infects Android. The free edition of LogMeIn died. Joe likes Gbridge instead. David reported on a music convention. Listener phone calls. Due to technical problems the main link is only the first 43 minutes of the show. Here is the rest. Hank Kee
Joe King
David Perry
32K
 
January 22 More on the death of Windows XP. WinAmp lives on. Difference between USB flash drives. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
32K
 
January 15 Gripes about FreedomPop. David on the Target data breaches. Hank on CreditKarma.com. Reading suggestions. Tech support scams continue. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
David Perry
32K
 
January 8 David Perry reports from the CES show. Problems getting premiums from WBAI. Technical problems in the studio persist. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
David Perry
32K
 
January 1 The show was recorded on December 14, 2013. The gang is all here: Hank, Joe, David, Alfred Poor, Michael Horowitz and Danny Burstein. Predictions for the new year. No listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
David Perry
32K
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DECEMBER TOPICS HOSTS MP3 AUDIO
December 25 The show was recorded on December 14, 2013. The gang is all here: Hank, Joe, David, Alfred Poor, Michael Horowitz and Danny Burstein. The big stories of the year. No listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
David Perry
32K
 
December 18 Fund raising without the usual show premiums. Raspberry Pi. The price of cigarettes over the years. Is the Chromebook ready for prime time? The guys say no. A Chromebook is basically a laptop computer that only runs the Chrome browser. Most Chromebooks have 12 inch screens, a couple are 14 inches. They range from $200 to $300. Printing is a hassle. All do WiFi, some also do Ethernet. Hank bought an HP Chromebook that was supposed to have Ethernet, but it actually did not. No listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
32K
 
December 11 The show was pre-empted on Dec 11, 2013. -- --
 
December 4 The usual studio phone line problems. Download Winamp while you can. Amazon.com paying sales tax. The CryptoLocker ransomware. Backing up files. Cellphones on airplanes. Davids favorite headphones. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
David Perry
Joe King
32K
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NOVEMBER TOPICS HOSTS MP3 AUDIO
November 27 Assorted birthdays. No more Winamp. The Raspberry Pi is a popular $35 computer. Cable TV company mergers. Hank makes a case for a Chromebook. Libraries in California give out Chromebooks in the library. Black Friday. Browser market share. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
 
November 20 The show was pre-empted on Nov 20, 2013. -- --
 
November 13 No show next week due to fund raising. Problem with HP Chromebook chargers. The usual scams have followed a disaster again. David and Hank disagreed on security. The usual technical problems in the studio. Still more on blocking popup windows. Speaking of technical problems, the recording of this show is in two parts. Most new cellphones run Android. Chromebooks in schools. More on national mobile broadband plans. Listener phone calls.
Update: Part 1 of this show has been lost.
Hank Kee
David Perry
Joe King
Part1-NG
Part2
 
November 6 Technical problems in the studio. One of the designers of the IBM PC passed away. David Perry explained CryptoLocker ransomware. Black Friday. Impulse buying. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
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OCTOBER TOPICS HOSTS MP3 AUDIO
October 30 The show was pre-empted on Oct 30, 2013. -- --
 
October 23 The show was pre-empted on Oct 23, 2013. -- --
 
October 16 Two hours of fund raising. The show ran from 7pm to 9pm. WBAI may be leased out (LMA) to someone willing to pay the bills who will also take over programming. Much of the show was about WBAI, rather than computers. Hank Kee
Joe King
Hour1

Hour2
 
October 9 No show this week. Pre-empted for WBAI fund raising. -- --
 
October 2 Fund raising. Hank reminisces about the old days. Hanks describes some of the Windows software on the Fixit CD being offered as a premium. Traffic problems in NYC and LA. Outer space. Audio recording. WBAI is broke. The show is pre-empted next week. No listener phone calls. Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
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SEPTEMBER TOPICS HOSTS MP3 AUDIO
September 25 Fund raising starts next week. The show is pre-empted on Oct 9th and 23rd. The Oct 16 show will run from 7pm to 9pm. iPhone fingerprints can be hacked, sort of. iPhone new features. Fake online reviews. David on broken software. Passwords. IBM invests in Linux. Bug in Internet Explorer. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
 
September 18 Ray Dolby passed away. Wayne Green passed away. Reading EZ-Pass when not at a toll. A nice YouTube downloader is at youtubetomp3hq.com. Coder OS for Raspberry Pi. Eastman Kodak. Hank no longer likes SIW. Listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
32K
 
September 11 It is 9/11. For cheap broadband options see www.connectednation.org/low-cost-broadband. Wi-Fi is not secure. David doesn't think the Internet is secure at all. A story about minors, pot and Instagram. Hank said download.com is not trustworthy. FileHippo and Tucows are better. New iPhones from Apple. Listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
 
September 4 Nasdaq went down again. David reports about Black Hat presentations. Microsoft buys Nokia cellphones. Verizon wireless buyout. Losing American jobs. DEA and ATT. Hank shops for a netbook. For info on low cost, high speed Internet access see www.connectednation.org/low-cost-broadband and www.clear.com/coverage. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
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AUGUST TOPICS HOSTS MP3 AUDIO
August 28 Technical problems in the studio. NASDAQ computer problems. David warns that the Internet is not very secure. The US announced it is going to attack Syria - an approach Hank disagreed with. Who is Anonymous? Hank and David debate the meaning of terrorism. Credit reporting. Deposits on rental apartments. Cash and carry. Libraries in California have Chromebooks. Libraries in NYC and their computers. Comcast, Time Warner and Verizon offer low income families cheap broadband. No listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
 
August 21 David went to BlackHat and DefCon. Groklaw and Lavabit are secure email systems. David gave up on computer security, saying it is impossible. Hacking cars, RFID cards and power meters. Microsoft issued buggy patches. Listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
 
August 14 An update to Android from Google lets you find lost Android devices. Windows bug fixes. Cloud backups. The lost interview with Bill Gates from 1986. No listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
32K
 
August 7 The show starts its 31st year. Fund raising. Guest: Amanda Del Balso of Google discusses using Google software. The President helps Apple import iPhones. Next week a rebroadcast of a 1986 interview Hank did with Bill Gates. Here it now. Joe King
Hank Kee
32K
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JULY TOPICS HOSTS MP3 AUDIO
July 31 No show this week. Pre-empted for WBAI fund raising. -- --
 
July 24 Fund raising. No more hard copies of PC World. David's hair situation. Hank converted from Time Warner cable to Verizon FIOS. 3D printing. A review of a BlueTooth speaker. No listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
 
July 17 No David Perry. Fund raising coming soon. No show July 31st. Mobile malware. ReKey for Android. Joe reviewed the REC10 network range extender from Amped Wireless. Hank recounts the old days and computers for college. Listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
32K
 
July 10 Adobe is renting software rather than selling it. Consumers Union has an update on wasting printer ink. New .nyc domain suffix. David on testing antivirus programs. If you get a virus, re-install Windows. Alta Vista died. The Kaypro 10. CNET's download.com jumped the shark. No listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
 
July 3 David is going to a conference. NSA whistleblowers. Everyone is spying. Why people spill the beans. Scam phone calls to remove a virus. WBAI is laying off most of the staff because the station has no money. Privacy. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
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JUNE TOPICS HOSTS MP3 AUDIO
June 26 Technical problems. Personal privacy. Working around problems with our studio phone lines. Beta of Windows 8.1 coming soon, still no Start button. NYC will get 25 solar re-charging stations. Marty Winston reviews a gun book. Hank reviewed a scanner. On Edward Snowden, privacy and data leakage.
Note: audio on the Marty Winston book review was improved and a new copy of the show recording was uploaded here July 2nd -or- listen to just the Lego Gun Book review.
Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
 
June 19 Parking problems in downtown Brooklyn. David's website is davidperryvirus.com. OS X bug fixes. Tablets and kids. Henry Fords marketing. The Patriot Act. 3D printing. The guys don't know that its easy to forge the FROM address of an email message. Joe King
Hank Kee
32K
 
June 12 No show this week. -- --
 
June 5 Joe and Hank were both unavailable. Soldering. Can the government force you to decrypt your data? Alfred explains OLED screen technology. Its better than the LCD screens we now use, but not worth the large extra cost. David explains the Raspberry Pi. David Perry
Alfred Poor
32K
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MAY TOPICS HOSTS MP3 AUDIO
 
May 29 No show this week. -- --
 
May 22 Two hour Fund Raising show. Brownouts and PCs. Linux replaced Windows on the International space station. David claims that hacking is far worse than the public knows. Two factor authentication. Printing food. Video ports. The guys played a contest: who can buy the cheapest HDMI cables. Non-metallics guns. Hank on the history of computing and boot loaders. OS shells and virtual machines. Joe, Hank, David Hour 1

Hour 2
 
May 15 No show this week. -- --
 
May 8 The staff at WBAI is not getting paid. Fund raising. Gun made with a 3D printer. Some Tivo software will soon not be free. The FTC has consumer information. Free credit report scams. Job scams. Hank uses Windows 8 but only after configuring it to look and act like Windows 7. Rasberry Pi. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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May 1 Web browser market share. OS market share. A spy program masquerades as Firefox. David Perry on authentication. Cellphone service in the subway. Part 3 of Hanks series on building your own PC. Listener phone calls. Note: audio link fixed May 4, 2013 at 11am. Hank, David 32Kbps
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APRIL TOPICS HOSTS MP3 AUDIO
 
April 24 There were lots of defective iPhones made by Foxcon. There is lots of malware in the Play Store. The Google search engine filters out malware much better than Bing. 3D printing. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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April 17 Bad patch to Windows. News about Li-ion batteries. Gory hardware details on building your own computer. David explained how to remove viruses. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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April 10 Apple is selling a refurbished iMac. Government requesting data from Apple and Google. The cloud and privacy. SSDs. Building your own PC. The guys argue about memory parity. Hackintosh. Listener phone calls. Hank, David 32Kbps
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April 3 Finally, a non-fundraising show. Computer security: educate users, default deny (whitelisting) and patch frequently. Android tablets. Blank web pages. Hank re-lives 1984. Using internal hard drives externally. Rotating backups. Rasberry Pi. There is a Chromebook in Hanks family. Gay marriage. No listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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MARCH TOPICS HOSTS MP3 AUDIO
 
March 27 Fund raising. China is adopting Ubuntu Linux as a national operating system. The disgraceful way that Windows 8 handles bug fixes for TileWorld apps. Correcting mistakes from last weeks show regarding Windows 7 Service Pack 1. Listener phone calls. Joe likes LogMeIn for remote control. Joe, Hank 32Kbps
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March 20 Fund raising. The only secure way to donate is by writing a check and mailing it to the station. The online donation website that WBAI created is NOT secure. Calling on the phone is also not safe because the person that answers the phone, uses the vulnerable website.
The station was off the air from about 10pm Tues night until Wed morning because the Verizon bill was not paid. Windows 7 service pack 1. A report from David Perry on the Spanish Prisoner email scam. 3D printing.
Joe, Hank 32Kbps
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March 13 Still more fund raising. No premiums. No listener phone calls. Beware that the WBAI donation website, give2wbai.org is not secure. The only safe way to donate to WBAI is by mailing a check to: WBAI, PO box 7032, Church street station, NY, NY 10008. Joe and Hank are now officially whistleblowers. FTC crackdown on spam messages. Don't click on links in email messages. Medical apps. Joe, Hank 32Kbps
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March 6 Fund raising. No listener phone calls. Hank had web browser problems after a Microsoft patch was released. Joe, Hank 32Kbps
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FEBRUARY TOPICS HOSTS MP3 AUDIO
 
February 27 Fund raising. There will be a new version of Windows by this summer. Adobe released bug fixes for their PDF reader. Joe prefers the free Nitro PDF reader. No listener phone calls. Joe, Hank 32Kbps
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February 20 First show from the new studio at CCNY in Harlem. Audio quality is poor. Fund raising. No listener phone calls. Joe, Hank 32Kbps
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February 13 The show was pre-empted for fund raising. -- --
 
February 6 More on UPnP. The last bug fixes for Windows XP will be April 2014. Service Packs for Windows XP. New banking malware is signed with valid certificates. Hank got a scam Fedex email. Fund raising. No listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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JANUARY TOPICS HOSTS MP3 AUDIO
 
January 30 UPnP flaw. More from Hank on Windows 8. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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January 23 More on Java security. Hank likes Windows 8. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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January 16 The latest security flaw in Java (NOTE: there were a fair number of inacurate staements on the subject). Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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January 9 Windows 8. David reported on CES. A tablet that looks like a table for playing games. Watch over-the-air local TV on an iPad. Every security expert in the world uses a Mac. Listener phone calls. Hank, David 32Kbps
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January 2 Until Jan 31st you can download Windows 8 Pro upgrade for under $40. New Windows 7 PCs purchased between June 2, 2012 and end of this month quality for Windows 8 for $15. Mobile URLs. Preventative hardware maintenance. Surge protectors. Ink cartridges. Software maintenance. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank 32Kbps
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DECEMBER Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
December 26 Updates to last weeks checklist for buying a Windows PC. Types of memory cards. Rasberry Pie update. Tech tips. David Perry offered advice on UEFI. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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December 19 David Perry discussed SPIM, a type of Android malware that sends instant messages. What to look for when buying a new Windows computer. Hank buys a new MFP. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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December 12 Fund raising. PC Virus Victims, Pay or Else - Security Pearl of Wisdom by David Perry. The Raspberry Pi $25 computer - a first Look and Review by Hank Kee. Implications of Intel's Broadwell going BGA. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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December 5 The show started at 7PM this week and ran for two hours. Guests: Joan Witt discussed Windows 8 in the 7PM hour and Michael Horowitz discussed Chromebooks in the 8PM hour. See David Pogue on Chromebooks. Fund raising. Joe, Hank, David Both hours
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NOVEMBER Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
November 28 Complaining about Walmart gift cards. Hanks tips on safety. Dishonest product reviews. Raw pictures. Cheap tablets. No phone calls due to technical problems at the station. Articles mentioned: Hi Haters! and Truth, Lies, and ‘Doxxing’: The Real Moral of the Gawker/Reddit Story . Joe, Hank 32Kbps
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November 21 Holiday shopping websites. David offered advice for safe online shopping. The archive was chopped up into a 50 minute segment (at right) and the final 9 minutes (link fixed). Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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November 14 Pre-empted for Pacifica fund raising -- --
November 7 Because WBAI has no night-time studio, this show had to be pre-recorded. But, the station provided very little advance notice, so the guys were caught short without access to decent microphones. The audio quality is poor.
Topics: How Joe and Hank coped during the storm. Using national broadband when the Internet is not available. How Skype and Audacity created this program. Internet scams when there is disaster. Do’s and Don’ts to avoid being scammed. Security issues relating to tele-computing between home and work. Backup data for preparedness before a storm. No listener phone calls.
Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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OCTOBER Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
October 31 Fuggedaboutit. By and large WBAI was knocked off the air by Hurricane Sandy. -- --
October 24 Fund raising. The latest hardware and software from Apple and Microsoft. No listener phone calls. Joe, Hank 32Kbps
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October 17 Fund raising. David Perry on cyber warfare. No listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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October 10 The show was pre-empted. -- --
October 3 Fund raising on presidential debate night. Our premiums are on our website. Finally, the government went after scammers that call people claiming to be from Microsoft or McAfee and offering to remove a virus for a fee. Avoid download managers. No listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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SEPTEMBER Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
September 26 Barnes and Noble just announced two new tablets in 7 and 9 inch formats. Under some circumstances, Comcast offers broadband for $10/month. No more Kindles in Walmart. Listener phone calls. Hank, David 32Kbps
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September 19 Today is Talk like a Pirate day. Joe had a poor experience with System Mechanic. Legal issue with unprotected Wi-Fi networks. Hank found a big sale on a Shuttle system from NewEgg that he recommended. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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September 12 Check that any web page where you enter sensitive information starts with HTTPS rather than HTTP. WBAI Buddy. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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September 5 The show was pre-empted this week. -- --
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AUGUST Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
August 29 The show was pre-empted this week. -- --
August 22 Beware computer virus stories in the newspaper. David notes that reporters sometimes write the story they want to write, no matter what they are told. David mentioned yet another new banking trojan. Hank told of still other malware. Not mentioned is that the malware only runs on Windows. David recommended the free Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE). Hank discussed hard disk drives. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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August 15 Constantine Kaniklidis, Windows expert, discusses Windows 8 -- the good, the bad, the truth behind the curtains. Should you upgrade? Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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August 8 Apple won't include YouTube app in iOS 6. Scaled-Down Office App to Ship with Surface Tablet. Errant Trades Reveal a Risk Few Expected. Marty Winston tells us "How to bring two trillion dollars into the economy and create hundreds of thousands of jobs all without using any taxpayer money." Targus Lap Chill Mat. Joanne Witt. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank 32Kbps
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August 1 The show is 30 years old this week. Advice on buying a new Windows computer (Macs and tablets are not discussed). No listener phone calls. Pre-recorded show. Joe, Hank 32Kbps
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JULY Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
July 25 Fund raising. Windows 8 is expected in October. Upgrade price is $15 (the just-released OS X Mountain Lion is $20). Hank is mixed on the OS. The Nexus 7 tablet from Google and Asus. Cost of tablets. Screws. About our premiums. No listener phone calls. Next weeks show: How to buy a computer. Joe, Hank 32Kbps
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July 18 Fund raising. Yahoo password breach. Dumb passwords. Removing rust. No listener phone calls. Hank, Joe, David 32Kbps
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July 11 Fund raising. DNS changer malware. Wi-Fi in the subway. The Amtrak Acela route. Windows gadgets. Old TV shows. Cigarettes. No listener phone calls. Hank, Joe, David, Stevie 32Kbps
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July 4 At the top of the hour we took telephone calls, followed by discussion with Joanne about the use of social media by large companies. Joanne is consultant to HP which uses social media for support and marketing. They use metrics to determine its effectiveness. We discussed how this differs with social media as used by the general public. Then, an editorial comment on a recent article by the Electric Power Research Institute which claimed that the annual annual cost to recharge the iPad was $1.76. The study was flawed. Finally, an update on the Microsoft Surface: Infoworld reported selling prices of $599 for the RT unit and $799 for the Pro unit. The usual crowd: Hank Kee, Stevie Debe. Guests: Joanne Witt and Dave Chan. Hank, Stevie 32Kbps
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JUNE Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
June 27 Cyber warfare. Viruses. Malware. Listener phone calls. Hank, David 32Kbps
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June 20 Microsoft surface. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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June 13 Stealing encryption codes in the old days. Putting the plastic connectors on the end of Ethernet cables. The Navy and Linux. Google bought QuickOffice. Patents. Listener phone calls. Hank, David, Stevie 32Kbps
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June 6 Linkedin hacked. Also, the Linkedin iOS app has been copying calendar information without asking. Results of a McAfee survey. Facebook. Hank finds the fatal flaw with electric cars. Listener phone calls. Hank, David 32Kbps
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MAY Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
May 30 Flame virus. Tablets. Fund raising. No listener phone calls. Hank, David, Michael 32Kbps
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May 23 The show was pre-empted. - -
May 16 Fund raising. Alfred Poor discusses "direct-lit LED" vs. "side-lit LED". David Perry continues "Malware 101". Hank Kee on Simplifying Backup. Windows 8 upgrade available for $15 to anyone who buys a Windows 7 PC after June 2nd. Kodak Gallery shuts down. The Post Office has a new policy on mailing lithium batteries. Windows RT isn't Windows. Adobe to patch critical bugs for free, finally. No listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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May 9 Fund raising. No listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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May 2 The show was pre-empted. - -
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APRIL Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
April 25 The guest was Lysa Myers of Intego. Lysa is an expert on Mac OS X viruses and Intego makes a Mac antivirus program. Mac users need both a reliable antivirus program and also a firewall, to catch new malware. 20% of Macs carry viruses for Windows computers. Checking if a Windows computer is infected with the DNS changer Trojan. David Perry uses big words. Lots of good websites are infected by bad guys. Scam emails. The price of gas. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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April 18 Microsoft Office. New ransomware for Windows. Flashback malware on Apple OS X Macs. David insisted that the only reason there are no viruses for OS X is that too few people use Macs. Politics of eBooks. Hank lost his Internet access. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank 32Kbps
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April 11 Guest Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols. Topics: IPv6, Flashback virus on Apple Mac computers and secure versions of Linux. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank 32Kbps
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April 4 David continued his viruses 101 report. The new Google Account Activity Report. Female computer nerds. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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MARCH Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
March 28 Chosing a type of blank DVD. World backup day. Hank explains hashing. Bandwidth for iPad high def movies. The new iPad lies about whether battery is fully charged. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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March 21 Some employers want Facebook passwords. David Perry offered part 2 of his virus 101 class. There is fraud in the Apple App store. The Mike Daisey controversy. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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March 14 Be sure to run Windows update to install a critical bug fix. When Joe installed the latest bug fixes on his computer, they broke his copy of iTunes. Apple was notified of a bug in OS X over six months ago and they still have not fixed it. Peter Bergman, a founding member of the surrealist comedy troupe Firesign Theater, passed away. There will be no more hardcopy editions of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. History of tablet computers. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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March 7 The new iPad. Working conditions in China making iToys. Joe refuses to buy another Apple product. A sad backup story. A tip for the Kindle Fire. David offered a history of viruses. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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FEBRUARY Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
February 29 The show was pre-empted this week. -- --
February 22 Fund raising. Finding our premiums on the new WBAI website. Hank had a problem with iGoogle in Chrome. No listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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February 15 Fund raising. The scandal about working condititions at Foxconn in China where they make Apple products such as the iPhone and iPad. Why manufacturing may return to the US from China. No listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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February 8 The show was pre-empted this week. --  
February 1 New rootkit has been found in China that partially lives in the BIOS and MBR. Backing up to tape. Apple exploiting Chinese labor. New Google lack-of privacy policy. No listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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JANUARY Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
January 25 Guest Wayne Rash discusses SOPA, PIPA, a new Open bill, secret agreements on counterfeiting, Megaupload and Spotify. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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January 18 A special show on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA): how does SOPA differ from PIPA, the Pros and Cons of the issue, what has transpired to date and what is really driving the passage of the bill. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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January 11 A free airplane game. David reports from CES on ultrabooks and more. Sunglasses. Audio production. Skinny TVs. Glass. The business of Nooks. Symantec was acused of scareware. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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January 4 Happy New Year. QR codes could point to malicious web pages. Hard drive prices. Prices for cheap Windows laptops and desktops. Consumerizing IT. Logging off a router. Free antivirus. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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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
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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
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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
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December 7 Fund raising. No listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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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
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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
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November 9 New Nook from Barnes and Noble. Siri. Estonian click jackers. Adobe Flash. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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November 2 HP corporate plans for PCs and tablets. A tripod. Joe, Hank 32Kbps
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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
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October 12 Fund raising Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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SEPTEMBER Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
September 28 New Amazon Kindles. Hank, Stevie 32Kbps
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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
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September 7 Ram, SSL and UltraBooks Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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AUGUST Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
August 31 Computer and tablet news and discussion Joe, Hank, David 24Kbps
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August 24 Computer and tablet news and discussion Joe, Hank, David 24Kbps
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August 17 Computer news and discussion Joe, Hank, David 24Kbps
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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June 15 New Mac OS, backup, dealing with casettes and video tapes. Listener phone calls. Hank, David, Michael 24Kbps
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June 8 iCloud. David's iTunes problems. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 24Kbps
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June 1 Back to a normal show after fund raising. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank 24Kbps
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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
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May 11 The show was pre-empted this week. -- --
May 4 Fund raising. Hank, Michael 24Kbps
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APRIL Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
April 27 Computer news. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank 24Kbps
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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
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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
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April 6 The Epsilon data breach. Joe likes GBridge. Nintendo 3GS. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 24Kbps
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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
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March 23 Japan. Bug fixes. New netbooks. ATT tethering. A botnet shutdown. A couple lawsuits. Listener phone calls. Hank, David, Stevie 24Kbps
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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
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March 9 Windows XP prefetch folder, Apple bug fixes, Android malware, laptop coolers. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 24Kbps
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March 2 Back to a normal show, no more fund raising. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 24Kbps
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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
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February 16 Fund raising. No listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 24Kbps
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February 9 Fund raising. Backups. No listener phone calls. Hank, Joe, David 24Kbps
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February 2 Fund raising. Backups. No listener phone calls. Hank, David, Michael 24Kbps
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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
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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
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January 12 David Perry reported on his trip to CES. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 24Kbps
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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
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