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JUNE2016HOSTSMP3 AUDIO
June 22 Hello World. Macrium Reflect Free is a disk imaging program that saves hidden partitions. Get it at macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx. Charter halts Time Warner Cable Maxx speed upgrades. Cable set-top boxes. Going back to Windows 7 or 8 after an unwanted Windows 10 Upgrade. Making pulled or used hard disk drives usable. David Perry on keyboards. He likes the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000 that sells for about $35. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
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June 15 Microsoft to buy LinkedIn. Announcements from Apple WWDC conference. Macrium Reflect disk imaging program comes in Free and Pro editions. An Android Marshmallow User Guide. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
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June 8 How to run Windows off a USB flash drive. And, why. The free upgrade to Windows 10 ends July 28th, with an exception for people with a visual impairment. The Lenovo Accelerator utility, pre-installed on their consumer PCs, is buggy and should be un-installed. Ransomware. A good-guy hacker found a vulnerability on an election site, reported it and was arrested. A Beuler flashlight can record video and still pictures. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
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MAY2016HOSTSMP3 AUDIO
May 25 This was a two hour fund raising show. The premiums offered are here. The tricky way that Microsoft scams people into upgrading to Windows 10. Some Android smartphones have an FM radio. Microsoft released a new clump of bug fixes for Windows 7 called a convenience pack but you must use Internet Explorer to get it. Joe gripes about Android phones not getting bug fixes. Android apps are coming to Chromebooks. How to erase all the data on an old computer before donating it. File.pizza is great website for transferring files using just a web browser. Master Seeker for searching through your files on Windows. Classic Shell is a great add-on for Windows 10 and 8. It restores sanity to the Start menu. Hank Kee
Joe King
Part 1
Part 2
 
May 18 The show was pre-empted this week. -- --
 
May 11 This was a two hour fund raising show. The premiums offered are here. The guest was Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Fred Kaplan, author of the book Dark Territory - The Secret History of Cyber War. Kaplan is the national security columnist for Slate and the author of four other books. Dark Territory details United States strategic directions and actions in cyber warfare. It is eye opening. News stories: India Rejects Apple's iPhone Retread Plan, Amazon cracks down on fake reviews, The death of Intel's Atom, S surveillance court didn't reject a single spy order, Supreme Court grants FBI decentralized warrants, power to hack suspects anywhere, Getty Images Takes Google Grievances to EU, This year's H-1B visa lottery, Quicken aims to restore glory days, Twitter stops supplying information to US intelligence agencies. No listener phone calls.
NOTE: Because the show was two hours, the audio is 44Kbps rather than the normal 64Kbps in an effort to keep the file size small. Its about 41MB, our regular shows are about 28MB.
Hank Kee
Joe King
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May 4 The show was pre-empted this week. -- --
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APRIL2016HOSTSMP3 AUDIO
April 27 New free Mac OS X ransomware blocker. What is a VPN? The Opera browser will soon have a free, unlimited browser VPN. Congress and email snooping. Charter buying Time Warner Cable. Replacing the CMOS battery on the motherboard. Getting rid of old Windows XP machines includes installing Linux. Michael suggested a lightweight version of Ubuntu called LUbuntu. Hank suggested DSL, Puppy and Makulu Linux. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
Michael Horowitz
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April 20 No more bug fixes for Quicktime for Windows, so delete it. The Chrome browser will no longer be updated on Windows XP and Vista. Google book scan. Chrome browser extensions will soon have to disclose more privacy information. New Pentium and Celeron chips from Intel. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
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April 13 Less storage is being offered by Microsoft OneDrive. No more free Wi-Fi from Google in Kansas City. Uber had to turn over data to local governments. New Vivaldi web browser. Drones and 3D printing by Marty Winston. The difference between Windows 10 Home and Pro. John Wink from Microsoft will help with Windows update issues on Windows 10. The iPhone SE has limited and non-expandable storage. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
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April 6 More on the FBI vs. Apple regarding access to a locked iPhone. Charging electronic devices. Amazon is cracking down on junky USB type C cables. An FAA committee proposes official categories for drones that fly near crowds. The FCC hopes to clarify ISP speed and price. Buying a new but discontinued or refurbished device. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
64Kbps
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MARCH2016HOSTSMP3 AUDIO
March 30 The FBI has unlocked the iPhone without help from Apple. Bugs with iOS v9.3. A bug with an OS X protection feature - System Integrity Protection. Netflix was caught throttling video for Verizon and ATT customers. Petya ransomware locks down entire PCs, not just data files. A British backup company, Knowhow Cloud Backup claimed that they kept 30 days worth of backups. They did not, they only kept one copy of each file. Michael suggests Steve Gibson's Never10 utility to block the installation of Windows 10 onto PCs running Windows 7 or 8. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Michael Horowitz
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March 23 Andy Grove, longtime head of Intel, passed away. Hank reminisced about advising him. New stuff announced by Apple. The FBI backed off on their court case against Apple because they may have another way to hack into the iPhone in question. Three types of SD and Micro SD cards. SDHC. SDXC. SD card classes are transfer rates. Hank likes SpeedOut to test read/write speed of SD cards. It runs on Windows XP/Vista/7. See some competing programs. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
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March 16 Congressional committees. Are congressmen literate? Who writes our laws? Commissions. Apple vs. FBI. Privacy vs Security. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has asked the court to throw out unconstitutional Apple order. The EFF is leading the fight against the NSA's illegal mass surveillance program. Interview with EFF Shahid Buttar - Director of Grassroots Advocacy. Shahid leads EFF's grassroots and student outreach efforts. He's a constitutional lawyer focused on the intersection of community organizing and policy reform as a lever to shift legal norms, with roots in communities across the country resisting mass surveillance. Hank Kee
Joe King
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March 9 Wesley Clark, designer of the first personal computer in the 1960s passed away. Ray Tomlinson also passed away, he is credited with inventing email in the 1970s. The first ransomware that attacks Apple Mac computers was released. Apple is giving the Chinese government access to its devices for what is termed "security checks". How long before an SSD without power starts losing data? Samsung just released a 16TB SSD. There is a new Raspberry Pi. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Michael Horowitz
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March 2 The show was pre-empted this week. -- --
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FEBRUARY2016HOSTSMP3 AUDIO
Feb 24 Another two hour fund raising show. No listener phone calls. Premium: an urgent care pack for a donation of $75. The FBI vs. Apple on unlocking an iPhone. Hank thinks its all mis-direction. The court order from the government is available here as a PDF. The Enigma machine. Google will discontinue Picasa. Microsoft Mesh was discontinued a while back. How much ram do you need? Locky ransomware. Phishing emails. Hank Kee
Joe King
Hour One
Hour Two
 
Feb 17 The show was pre-empted this week. -- --
 
Feb 10 A two hour fund raising show. No listener phone calls. Premium: an urgent care pack for a donation of $75. Why might email disappear? Edward Yourdon passed away. Apple recalled some 2 prong electrical plugs. Error 53 bricks iPhones. Hidden OS partitions on the hard drive. Amazon may open real bookstores. Moore's law is finally coming to an end. We offer a program that shows how fast a fan is spinning in the premium. Also there are two file recovery programs for Windows. Hank Kee
Joe King
Hour One
Hour Two
 
Feb 3 The show was pre-empted this week. -- --
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JANUARY2016HOSTSMP3 AUDIO
Jan 27 Students transmitted data from an air-gapped computer using RF. Microsoft Surface tablets failed during a football game. New PCs will only run Windows 10. Disney is being sued over H1-B Visa violations. Michael suggests turning off Wi-Fi on smartphones and tablets when not in use. Are the new, fast and free WiFi hotspots in NYC secure? Michael says not to believe it and always use a VPN on any public Wi-Fi network. Also, he suggests changing your router password. For more, see RouterSecurity.org. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Michael Horowitz
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Jan 20 The NSA. No more free iTunes radio. Nest thermostat bug. GPS patents. Camera patents. How two cameras co-operate to make a good photo. Test your backups. Don't forget passwords or serial numbers. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
David Perry
64Kbps
 
Jan 13 Update Internet Explorer to version 11, even if you don't use IE. Reminiscing about film and a new Super8 camera from Kodak. Alfred Poor on wearable tech from CES. The New York Public Library is opening up new material at publicdomain.nypl.org. Remarks by General Michael Hayden. Privacy. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
David Perry
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Jan 6 The creator of Debian passed away. Windows 10. Windows 10. Windows 10. Upgrading Home to Pro. Missing Features. Raspberry Pi computer. Davids Pi cable kit. Listener phone calls. Hank suggested using Recuva from Piriform to recover deleted files on a network drive. Hank Kee
Joe King
David Perry
64Kbps
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2015 Shows  
 
DECEMBER2015HOSTSMP3 AUDIO
Dec 30 New features in Windows 10. Hint: use Classic Shell. Hank recommends Windows 10. The difference between Windows 10 Home and Pro. Hidden partitions on new Windows 10 PCs. Test mode in Windows 10. Factory Recovery in Windows 10. Free upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Pro with: Settings -> Update and Security -> Activation -> Change product key -> enter VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T as the key. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
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Dec 23 The Beatles on Spotify. LifeLock penalty. CISA law. Toshiba is downsizing. Registering drones. British battery chargers from EE are being recalled. Hacking Linux, Macs, Chromebooks with the backspace key. Comcast billing. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
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Dec 16 The show ran for two hours this week, from 8 to 10PM. Fund raising. More on upgrading to Windows 10 this time starting with an ISO image. It took Hank over 3 hours to upgrade to latest 1511 build of Windows 10. ISO upgrades require the serial number of older version of Windows. It should be on a sticker. Hank says Windows 10 ready for prime time. OK Google. Internet Explorer will be discontinued in Jan 2016. Bugs in antivirus software. EFF not happy with Chromebooks. Turn off Windows 10 spying on you, its called tracking. Windows 10 has a hidden partition. Hank gripes about Windows laptops. The WordPress hosting site was breached. Getting files off an iPod. Microsoft OneDrive storage was decreased, now they are increasing it a bit. Sleep vs. Hibernate mode. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
David Perry
Hour1 (8pm)
Hour2 (9pm)
 
Dec 9 The show was pre-empted this week. -- --
 
Dec 2 Microsoft just released a major update to Windows 10 and Hank tried it. National Security Letter gag orders. The new $5 Raspberry Pi computer. The NSA is now doing less spying. Android OS updates. Bad USB type C cables from a Chinese smartphone company. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
64Kbps
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NOVEMBER2015HOSTSMP3 AUDIO
Nov 25 Finally we can take phone calls again. The new phone number is 718-780-8888. Gene Amdahl passed away. Windows 10 ISO file. Dell screwed up the security of their computers much like Lenovo and superfish. Vizio smart TV spies on you. Veterans. Windows bug fix rollup. NY Times article on how Black Friday deals are not really deals at all. Hank and Joe debate new equipment vs. refurbs. New battery technology. Hank Kee
Joe King
David Perry
64Kbps
 
Nov 18 The show was pre-empted this week. -- --
 
Nov 11 What was a service pack. Windows 10 Fall Update. Malware on Android and iOS. Charging cables. If you install Windows 10 on a PC and have a problem, tech support may tell you to go back to the prior version of Windows. Microsoft will soon download Windows 10 onto Windows 7 and 8 PCs. Trusting Windows bug fixes. T-Mobile is doubling everything or are they? Verizon fudging unlimited data. Pacifica archives. Building a HiFi system. Heathkit. Laptop screen sizes and battery life. No show next week. Hank Kee
Joe King
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Nov 4 This fund raising show aired from 7pm to 9pm. SunTrust bank reversed their position. Telephone troubles. Black Friday discounts are exaggerated. Google may combine Android and Chrome OS. Windows 7 will not be sold by Microsoft after October 2016. Large businesses are the exception. Running Windows 10 on old hardware. Dave suggests Linux for old hardware. Cheap Windows laptops. Buying used equipment. Buying from local retailers. Davids new MacBook Pro. Differences between OS X and Windows. FreedomPop. Robocalls. Cloud computing. Western Digital is buying Sandisk. David and baseball. Installing Windows 10. Hank Kee
Joe King
David Perry
Hour 1
Hour 2
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OCTOBER2015HOSTSMP3 AUDIO
Oct 28 The show was pre-empted this week. -- --
 
Oct 21 This fund raising show aired from 7pm to 9pm. There was no show last week and there will be no show next week. Michael was on the first hour, Joe was on the second. Audio levels for those not in the studio was weak. Tips on upgrading to Windows 10. Suntrust wants techies, that they are about to lay off, to work for free. Defining: router, gateway and modems. Articles about WiFi say nothing about security. At the least, you should know how to logon to your router/gateway. Microsoft forces Windows 10 on unsuspecting users of Windows 7 and 8 in three ways - if you let Microsoft install bug fixes automatically. Hank says Windows 10 is too slow to run on old netbooks. A report from Alfred Poor of healthtechinsider.com on providing power to assorted wearable technology devices. Hank on the evolving PC. What is a Chromebook. Cheap Windows laptops. CPU speed, index ratings and cores. Black Friday ads. Hank Kee
Joe King
Michael Horowitz
Alfred Poor
Hour 1
Hour 2
 
Oct 14 The show was pre-empted this week. -- --
 
Oct 7 This fund raising show aired from 7pm to 9pm. No show next week. More about Volkswagen. Safe harbor law. ScottTrade was hacked. T-Mobile data at Experian was hacked. Scam tech support phone calls. Wireless charging. Get a free installation copy of Windows 10 as an upgrade. Every few minutes Hanks home Internet connection failed. His Windows 7 system had two copies of Flash because an upgrade failed to remove the old version. Debugging thermal problems that cause a PC to turn off. Opening computers. Malware on iOS. Microsoft developed their own version of Linux. The origin of the Lotus spreadsheet name. Debugging with motherboard beep codes. UEFI. Parity on RAM chips. How to upgrade to Windows 10. Windows 10 upgrade vs. clean install. Hank Kee
Joe King
Hour 1
Hour 2
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SEPTEMBER2015HOSTSMP3 AUDIO
Sept 30 The legality of being required to give up a cellphone password. FTC complaints against Google. Cloud problems. Backup problems. Volkswagen software and punishment issues. Tech products are getting less secure. Transferring big files. Identity theft. Seniors and the Internet. Replacing a laptop keyboard. Next week 7pm to 9pm. Hank Kee
Joe King
64Kbps
 
Sept 23 Rather than wait forever for a phone line in the studio, we are accepting questions via Twitter. Use the hash tag #pcshow also use Alfreds handle @AlfredPoor. Alfred warned that there is a lot of mis-information out there regarding student debt and jobs for college graduates. Average student debt is $27,000 and vast majority is well under this. Big problem is that most college freshman do not graduate. Employment stats for college grads. Grading colleges. Recent history of college tuitions. Alfreds advice for college freshman. Advice on starting a business. Fitbits. What does it mean to be overqualified for a job? Hank Kee
Alfred Poor
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Sept 16 Fund raising schedule. Transferring big files. New Apple devices. Defining a Personal Computer. Expensive computers are more reliable than cheap ones. Microsoft Surface Pro vs. new iPad Pro. Apple device sales figures. What is a 2-in-1 device? New Comcast bandwidth caps. New 7 inch touch screen for the Raspberry Pi. Layoffs at Seagate and HP. New legal ruling on Stingray devices that pretend to be a cell tower. Hank Kee
Joe King
64Kbps
 
Sept 9 Apple. New big iPad. New iPhone. New Apple Watch OS and hardware. iPhone sales. New Apple TV (a set-top box not a real TV). The market for tablets. No more Intel science awards as of 2017. Toshiba may give up on PCs. Cheap Windows 8 laptops. Devices without replaceable batteries. Camera sensors, megapixels, color sensitivity and dynamic range. Hacking baby monitors. Hank Kee
Joe King
64Kbps
 
Sept 2 Diagnostic telemetry in Windows 10, translates in English to mean that Microsoft is spying on you. Recently it was uncovered that Microsoft is adding the same sort of thing to Windows 7 and 8 via these patches: KB3068708, KB3022345, KB3075249 and KB3080149. Apple is adding adblockers to iOS9. Camera megapixels. Acer is losing money and sales are off by 33%. MIT can now print multiple materials at the same time on one item. Laser vs. inkjet printers. 3D printing. Chrome is starting to block Flash. A Word 2007 tip regarding URLs. Hank Kee
Stevie Debie
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AUGUST2015HOSTSMP3 AUDIO
Aug 26 Microsoft is discontinuing OneDrive Groups. Troubleshooting power problems on Joes old Android tablet. Troubleshooting Hanks Internet and TV problems - it was the plug on a powerline adapter. Windows 10 privacy invasion and BitTorrent. Intel Core M cpu. Cache cleanup. Verizons FIOS contract with NYC. Hank Kee
Joe King
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Aug 19 An emergency patch was released for Internet Explorer on all versions of Windows. AT&T and Verizon helped the NSA collect information. IBM has expanded the support of Linux on the mainframe. David Perry reported on the hacker conferences: Blackhat and DEF CON, including IoT and car hacking. Fewer people are paying for cable TV. Young folks get their video over the Internet. Windows 10 bug fixes. China is building a radio telescope. Teaching kids non-decimal arithmetic. How we pay for a smartphone is changing. Hank Kee
Joe King
David Perry
64Kbps
 
Aug 12 The show was pre-recorded. Hank griped about WBAI and premiums. A Blackhat vulnerability. Alfred Poor on health related wearable technology. This week marks the 33rd year of the Personal Computer Show. More on Windows 10 including how Microsoft spies on Windows 10 victims, er, users, to personalize the system. Joe King on the right to be forgotten online. Hank Kee
Joe King
Alfred Poor
32Kbps
 
Aug 5 The show was pre-empted this week. -- --
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JULY2015HOSTSMP3 AUDIO
July 29 No show next week. Fund raising offering a whitepaper by Hank on Windows 10 and Flash Drives. These optional Windows Update patches let Microsoft upgrade your PC to Windows 10: KB3035583 & KB2952664 or KB2976978. A full-size 15.6 inch laptop for less than $134. Gray market products. Laplink Software PCmover is available free for non commercial use. The PC on a stick from Archos is the cheapest PC on a stick yet and it runs Windows 10. Critical bugs in Android and the Apple App Store. Hank Kee
Joe King
64Kbps
 
July 22 The show was pre-empted this week. -- --
 
July 15 No show next week. The Defcon presentation on a new security device called ProxyHam was canceled for an unknown reason. Comcast is planning their own streaming video system with over-the-air channels and HBO. How secure are passwords stored in the cloud. Lying on security questions. Windows 10 RTM is done. Hanks thoughts on installing Windows 10. Windows 10 will let you buy WiFi service from Microsoft acting as a middleman for many WiFi providers. Apple watch sales are down. Flash Player bugs. Hank Kee
Michael Horowitz
64Kbps
 
July 8 An update on Windows 10. Intel compute stick. Marty Winston on whats new in electronics. USB Flash drives. Hank Kee
Joe King
64Kbps
 
July 1 Hank switched two years ago from Time Warner to Verizon and considered going back. Joe had bad experience with Verizon and a good one with Time Warner. Cellphone data plans. Joe had a bad experience using Netflix on a cellphone data plan. Microsoft Office is free on smartphones but its complicated. Changing the maximum duration of YouTube videos you upload. There will be some more fundraising. Companies selling your private information. eFiling taxes. Buying and registering a car. Lawsuit between Google and Oracle on APIs. Hank Kee
Joe King
64Kbps
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JUNE2015HOSTSMP3 AUDIO
June 24 Stevie Debie is back. The studio now has a table. Armand DiMele has passed away. Fundraising housekeeping. Email questions to pcradioquestion at gmail. STEM labor shortage? Disney laid off IT staff, got bad PR, then reversed course. Electrical providers and solar panels. College student debt. Apple not paying musicians. Copyrights of photos. USB portable power sticks. 16 bit apps are not supported on Windows 10. How to tell if a Windows app is 16 or 32 bits. ATT was fined $100 million. Hank Kee
Joe King
64Kbps
 
June 17 The show was pre-empted this week. -- --
 
June 10 The studio still has only one phone line, and no Skype, so the show could not take phone calls from listeners. Send questions by mail to pcradioquestion at gmail. Since David Perry could not be on the phone, he recorded a segment on keys, locks and passwords. Windows Me. Hanks white paper premium. Finding IE in Windows 10. Windows 10 fast and slow rings. Features missing in Windows 10 Home Edition. Patch strategy in Windows 10. You can get a full feature copy of Acronis True Image from Western Digital. Hank Kee
Joe King
David Perry
64Kbps
 
June 3 Fund raising. The new studio has issues. Our premium is finally listed on www.give2wbai.org. About Congress and the Patriot act and the Freedom act. Cisco cooked the books on sales. Stealing money from the IRS. Windows 10. A Chinese antivirus company cheats. No listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
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MAY2015HOSTSMP3 AUDIO
May 27 The show will be pre-empted this week. -- --
 
May 20 A 2 hour show. Bad Lenovo batteries. Verizon bought AOL. NSA phone datea is illegal. BitTorrent. Solid state drives lose data. Windows 10. Backups. Fund raising. No listener phone calls. The show is pre-empted next week. Hank Kee
Joe King
Hour 1
Hour 2
 
May 13 The show was pre-empted this week. -- --
 
May 6 A 2 hour show. H1B visa workers. Windows 10. Backing up. Fund raising. No phone calls. The show is pre-empted next week. Hank Kee
Joe King
Michael Horowitz
Hour 1
Hour 2
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APRIL2015HOSTSMP3 AUDIO
Apr 29 Fundraising drive schedule: May 6th and 20th we are on the air from 8pm to 10pm. No show on 13th. Image backups. Some cellphones have internal AM radios. Atom CPU on a stick/thumb drive that runs Windows. Time Warner will not be purchased by Comcast. iPad app crashes and causes delays on American Airlines. New Windows 10 browser is called The Edge. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
David Perry
64Kbps
 
Apr 22 Ransomware on Windows PCs. Don't click on links in email. Windows 10. Makerbot. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
64Kbps
 
Apr 15 Michael offered an introduction to VPNs. The ones he mentioned were Freedome from F-Secure, Private Internet Access (liked by PC Magazine), NORD VPN (also liked by PC Magazine) and TunnelBear which offers a free service limited to 500MB/month. Hank discussed installing Linux on a Chromebook. Fraudulent reviews on Amazon. Hank recommended a free email program for Windows. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
Michael Horowitz
64Kbps
 
Apr 8 The show was pre-empted this week. -- --
 
Apr 1 Stevies kids. More on cleaning data off a hard disk drive. Sales of notebooks and desktops are up, tablets are down. New cheap Chromebooks. Hanks first impressions on Windows 10. Click here to download a beta copy of Windows 10 without registering. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
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MARCH2015HOSTSMP3 AUDIO
Mar 25 David on security: using credit cards online and WiFi. Frys vs. NewEgg. Upgrading pirated copies of Windows to v10. Kingsoft Office. Wiping a hard drive. History of encryption. VPNs. David suggests not trusting a free VPN. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
David Perry
64Kbps
 
Mar 18 Google started manually reviewing apps before they reach the Play Store. Dan Rosenbaum on wearable technology and voice recognition as the next Killer App. The new Apple laptop computer. Alfred Poor on the hype around the Apple watch. He is not a fan of using it for medical trials or of research kit. Google glass. Augmented reality. Free MOOCs got Harvard and MIT sued. USB Type C. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
David Perry
Alfred Poor
64Kbps
 
Mar 11 Apps draining smartphone batteries. Apple watch. Apple Research Kit SDK. Sting Ray devices used to track bad guys. Superfish. Freak. David warned that SSL/TLS is not secure, so don't use it. Marty Winston on consumer drones. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
David Perry
Alfred Poor
64Kbps
 
Mar 4 The show was pre-empted this week. -- --
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FEBRUARY2015HOSTSMP3 AUDIO
Feb 25 The show was pre-empted this week. -- --
 
Feb 18 The show was pre-empted this week. -- --
 
Feb 11 A two hour fund raising show that aired from 7pm to 9pm. No listener phone calls. Samsung TVs listening for audio commands. Computers don't always help students. Scam state tax returns detected by TurboTax. Verizon supercookies. Hank was annoyed that his WiFi upstream speed was less than Verizon FIOS promised. Michael discussed a private IP address that may let you talk to your modem. The Flash Player from Adobe continues to be buggy. Hank Kee
David Perry
Michael Horowitz
Hour1
Hour2
 
Feb 4 The show was pre-empted this week. -- --
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JANUARY2015HOSTSMP3 AUDIO
Jan 28 The show was pre-empted this week. -- --
 
Jan 21 Jamming WiFi networks in Marriott hotels. No more Google Glass. A portable WiFi sniffer. A new mainframe from IBM. Replacement batteries for a Mac laptop. An interview by Jeff Fox about Make!Sense. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
David Perry
64Kbps
 
Jan 14 Windows 7 is still sold and supported with bug fixes. Very few Android devices run the latest v5 OS. Google will not fix a bug in Android browser. PC sales are up. New Chromebooks will boot from a USB flash drive. Apple Thunderbolt peripherals can contain malware. Freedome is a VPN from F-Secure. Some cheap Chinese Android phones have a back door built into the OS. Defining cloud computing. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
David Perry
64Kbps
 
Jan 7 A new show will follow us on the air. Scam tech support calls for Windows users. Solution: get a Mac or Chromebook. 3D printing in space. Star Trek. Stealing fingerprints from photos. How Microsoft numbers Windows bug fixes. Do we chose an OS first or apps first? Linux tax pep programs are limited. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
64Kbps
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2014 Shows  
 
DECEMBER2014HOSTSMP3 AUDIO
Dec 31 A history of the show which first aired Aug 6, 1984. A report on AI from Jeffrey Fox. Marty Winston on the future of tech. Alfred Poor made predictions for 2015 on computer displays, autos and wearable tech. No Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
Alfred Poor
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Dec 24 Assorted year end topics. Hello World. Net Neutrality. Fudging stats on: hard drive capacity, battery life and printed pages. Marty Winston on the year in tech. Michael Horowitz also reflects on the year. No Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
David Perry
32Kbps
 
Dec 17 Hank thinks the design of Windows was flawed from the beginning. Most Black Fridays deals are not good deals at all. A Kickstarter project. Hank on a 360 degree camera. Adding RAM to a PC. Used monitors. Passmark can test CPUs. Buy the CPU speed you think you need. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
64Kbps
 
Dec 10 Andrew Kay of Kaypro computers passed away in August. The All Writs Act of 1789 is being abused to access smartphones. Patches are needed for Windows patches. Microsoft advices un-installing Office 2010 before installing yesterdays patches. Joe advises cleaning up the registry. Hank reviewed a camera that takes 360 degree pictures. The geography around City College. Hard disk drives. Trim on SSDs. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
David Perry
64Kbps
 
Dec 3 Buying computer hardware. OEM vs. retail. Used vs. refurbished. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
David Perry
64Kbps
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NOVEMBER2014HOSTSMP3 AUDIO
Nov 26 Regin malware. Shellshock bug. Schannel bug in Windows. The fix for this caused a problem for Avast users. A new Raspberry Pi. Firefox is switching from Google to Yahoo/Bing in the US. Dave dislikes the new iTunes. OS X Yosemite only runs on Apple SSDs. Internet sales taxes. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
David Perry
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Nov 19 The show was pre-empted for fund raising. -- --
 
Nov 12 Wirelurker vulnerability in iOS. Masque attack vulnerability in iOS. How should bugs be disclosed? Verizon super-cookie tracks 3G/4G users and you can't opt out. A free Windows backup program charges to restore. Patent trolls. Scan to email. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
David Perry
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Nov 5 A bit of fund raising. 3D printing. Alfred will be speaking at NYACC next week about wearable technology. See HealthTechInsider.com. Apples iCloud defaults to silently copying all your files, something easily missed. Now Apple and the government can see/read all your files. David: companies want to hold your data so they can bill you for it. Robocalls. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
David Perry
Alfred Poor
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OCTOBER2014HOSTSMP3 AUDIO
Oct 29 A two hour fund raising show. Audio is now 64Kbps so the files are twice as large. Verizon SugarString will not discuss some topics. ATT unlimited 3G/4G data is slow. Crowdfunding and KickStarter. Portable apps. Verizon adds a hidden header to HTTP web pages on their 3G/4G/LTE network. Android Flashlight apps are mostly trojans. No listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
David Perry
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Oct 22 The show was pre-empted for a 2-hour edition of Off The Hook. ----
 
Oct 15 A two hour fund raising show. No more gold card premiums. Non fund raising topics: a cheap Android tablet with free lifetime data of 200MB/month, Alfred on jobs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), wearable technology, Shell shock bug, patents, hard drive reliability, Windows 8.1. No listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
Alfred Poor
Hour 1
Hour 2
 
Oct 8 The show was pre-empted.----
 
Oct 1 Alfred Poor discussed wearable technology. Bugs in iOS8. Windows 10. Listener phone calls. Note: The audio recording of this show at wbai.org is bad. The copy here was initially bad too, but was fixed on Oct 2nd. Hank Kee
Alfred Poor
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SEPTEMBER2014HOSTSMP3 AUDIO
Sept 24 Marty Winston on new DVDs and new high def TV standards. FCC and subsidies. Marty Winston on USB power chargers. 3D printers in space. A Microsoft corporate re-org. More encryption coming to Android. Sprints coverage is expanding. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
David Perry
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Sept 17 New core M processors are coming from Intel. Battery life. Cancer at Foxconn factories in China that make Apple products. Gas prices. Hank and Dave discuss their use of Linux. What Hank likes about Windows 8. Hank had a password problem. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
David Perry
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Sept 10 Our guest was Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols. Cheap tablets and laptops with Windows 8.1. Linux. Why Linux failed as a desktop OS. Using Wine to run Windows apps under Linux. Chromebooks. New stuff from Apple. Listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
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Sept 3 Hal Finney, a cryptographer, passed away. IFTTT. Joe Jessen discussed the Internet of Things. Listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
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AUGUST2014HOSTSMP3 AUDIO
Aug 27 Bad USB. Hard disk drives. Joe fought with the priority sender feature of Samsungs Android email app. Solar panels killing birds. iPads in Los Angeles schools did not work out well. Transparent solar panels. Listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
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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
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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
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Aug 6 The show was pre-empted. -- --
 
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JULY2014HOSTSMP3 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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JUNE2014HOSTSMP3 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
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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
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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
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June 4 The show was pre-empted by WBAI for fund raising. -- --
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MAY2014HOSTSMP3 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
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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
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APRIL2014HOSTSMP3 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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MARCH2014HOSTSMP3 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
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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
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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
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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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FEBRUARY2014HOSTSMP3 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
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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
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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
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JANUARY2014HOSTSMP3 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
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January 22 More on the death of Windows XP. WinAmp lives on. Difference between USB flash drives. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
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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
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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
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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
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