Everyday Tech Rewind - The Social Dilemma on Netflix
This week's episode of ET was washed out by the mess in DC. So, we've dug waaaaay back the archives to three months ago for this week's Everyday Tech.On this episode of Everyday Tech, the guys deep dive into the issue of addiction to technology and specifically, social media. The topic was spurned on by the Netflix docu-dramaThe Social Dilemma.According to the filmmakers, and their subjects, this isthe dilemma.Never before have a handful of tech designers had such control over the way billions of us think, act, and live our lives.From the official site of the doc:The Social Dilemmablends documentary investigation and narrative drama to disrupt the disrupters, unveiling the hidden machinations behind everyone’s favorite social media and search platforms.So, how stuck in your own tech rabbit-hole are you? Can you change? Do you feel you need to change?Watch the official trailer for the documentary by clicking the picture above.Also, you can visit the website for the productionhere.
Tech Byte - Do I HAVE to stream my TV viewing?
Jay and Wiltz take a call from a listener who's gotten the impression that if she doesn't convert to TV streaming, her favorite shows are going away. The guys point out that box-top cable is going nowhere, and that actually, as the cost of streaming soars, box-top cable companies (who also offer streaming and on-demand options) continue to add value back to their services. But, there are advantages either way you go. It all depends on how you consume television and how that fits into your daily routine.
Tech Byte - The Solarwinds hack from an IT perspective
Wiltz Cutrer, an IT professional at Nucor Steel and an IT Instructor at Holmes Community College talks about the fallout, ramifications, and next steps forward for IT pros following the Solarwinds hack from December.
Everyday Tech - Microsoft Solarwinds Fallout
Jay and Wiltz discuss the growing concern over the breach of Microsoft's Solarwinds. Also callers have questions about how to DVR over-the-air television, how to share a large video file with others without breaking it up into multiple files, how do you shift all your info between phones, and what are the songs you hear played during Everyday Tech each week.● Microsoft says hackers were able to see some of its source code ● SolarWinds hides list of high-profile customers after devastating hack● Fortnite developer Epic Games just bought a North Carolina mall for its new headquarters● Verizon puts 3G shutdown plans on hold indefinitely● More than half of Americans turned to video games during lockdown● What's New on Netflix and What's Leaving in January 2021● ESPN Plus is raising its annual subscription price to $59.99 in 2021● Adobe Flash rides off into the sunset● AT&T recovers from multi-state outage after Nashville bombing● Massachusetts plans to ban the sale of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035 ● Ticketmaster will pay $10 million for hacking rival ticket seller● Ikea made mock PS5 and Xbox Series X boxes to help you buy the right media cabinet● Slack starts 2021 with a massive outage● Microsoft commits to fix Xbox Series X controller disconnects in a future update● Samsung appears to have a new Tile competitor on the way● Detailed Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus specs leaked● Amazon buys Wondery, setting itself up to compete against Spotify for podcast domination● Amazon reportedly developing radar-equipped sleep apnea tracker● Amazon will spend $2 billion to try to fix affordable housing crises in three major employment hubs● Facebook ordered to pay $4.7M to Italian developer over copycat feature● Twitter is buying a podcast app to help build its audio Spaces
Tech Byte - Google Gets Got!
Google recently had several of its services temporarily knocked down.How susceptible are tech giants to the whims of general public?Or is the general public even who they should be worried about at all?Plenty to think about, including a tip o' the cap to Edward Snowden, in this week's Tech Byte!
Everyday Tech - Best of Tech 2020
Wiltz, Jeremy and Jay reflect on an interesting 2020...to say the very least. The guys weigh in on the biggest tech stories of 2020, what their favorite tech was in 2020, and -of course- how covid wrecked everything this past year.
Everyday Tech - Rural Broadband Coming to MS
This week the guys talk about broadband reaching certain rural parts of central Mississippi, a 6-year-old kid running up a $16,000 bill playing games on mom's iPad, how to protect yourself from impending future Google outages, and the wobbly liftoff of the highly-touted Cyberpunk 2077!
EVERYDAY TECH - The Social Dilemma
On this episode of Everyday Tech, the guys deep dive into the issue of addiction to technology and specifically, social media. The topic was spurned on by the Netflix docu-drama The Social Dilemma.According to the filmakers, and their subjects, this is the dilemma.Never before have a handful of tech designers had such control over the way billions of us think, act, and live our lives.From the official site of the doc:The Social Dilemmablends documentary investigation and narrative drama to disrupt the disrupters, unveiling the hidden machinations behind everyone’s favorite social media and search platforms.So, how stuck in your own tech rabbit-hole are you? Can you change? Do you feel you need to change?Watch the official trailer for the documentary by clicking the picture above.Also, you can visit the website for the production here.
EVERYDAY TECH - Ransomeware Beware!
This week's guests are from Seventh Knight, the developer of AppMoat.Travis Odom – VP, Customer Experience Charlie Case – VP, Government ServicesDiscussed on this episode:What is Ransomware?encrypts (scrambles) personal files (documents, pictures, taxes, financial/customer records, etc)Requires paying a “ransom” to (maybe) get your files backCommonly initiated by malicious links in emailsWhy should we be concerned?even if not YOUR business, we all pay when people loseImagine losing family photosEven backups can be, and often are, compromisedRECENT EXAMPLES: Including Yazoo County schools being held up for more than a quarter-million dollars!What can we do about it?Awareness and recognizing scams is crucialBe suspiciousPersonal users can use tools such as CryptoPreventBusinesses can benefit from AppMoat, a 24/7 managed service to protect their systems(AppMoat is a Ransomware/Zero-Day Managed Endpoint Protection tool for Windows workstations and servers)https://www.seventhknight.com/appmoat/