Everyday Tech - Zuck Bucks, Email Fixes, Targeted Ads, Data Collection, etc.
On this week's show, an email question from Shuqualak, Sue from Beaumont learns about data tracking, Rao in Vicksburg has a gmail issue with Windows 10, Anna in Hurley is having issues with an ad blocker, John Oliver did a monologue about data harvesting, the Twitter thread that Jeremy says explains why your phone IS NOT listening to you...because it doesn't need to, to know what you're doing anyway, here's April's new streaming options, and below are several news links for the week in consumer tech.Ukraine says Russian hackers tried and failed to attack an energy provider | EngadgetDuckDuckGo’s privacy-centric browser arrives on Mac - The VergeElon Musk is hit with a class action lawsuit over his Twitter investment | EngadgetMeta is reportedly making ‘Zuck Bucks’ - The VergePC market on the decline as Chromebook sales slide from their pandemic peak - The VergeSpotify exec who helped lead its podcast push is leaving the company | EngadgetWarnerMedia and Discovery have completed their mega-streaming merger - The VergeThe new update for Quest headsets lets you chill in a mountainside room - The VergeTikTok now lets anyone create AR effects with its beta tools | EngadgetSpotify adds live audio programs and rebrands Greenroom app as Spotify Live - The Verge
Everyday Tech - THAT caused my computer to run so slowly?!?
On this week's episode the guys talk about how silly and thing you might least expect can cause hiccups in performance.Here's the email Jay's wife got last week.This week's tech news links.
Everyday Tech - Netflix Rate Hike, Microsoft Buys Activision
This week, Jay and Jeremy discuss Netflix's rate hike, Microsoft's purchase of Activision, the aviation industry warning of the dangers of 5G signals near major airports, and much more!Here's this weeks show format in Notion, with links to a ton of the week's consumer tech news.
Everyday Tech - The Motivation Behind Apple's "Self Service Repair"
Here are some interesting tech news stories this week:Apple’s new Self Service Repair program is an opportunity to repair relationshipsGoogle's Gmail app now lets you make voice and video callsAmazon and Target play 'outsized' role in port congestion and pollution, report findsA hacker named Bowser agrees to pay Nintendo $10 million to settle a civil piracy suitInstagram launches 'Take a Break' and other safety features for teensSamsung merges mobile and consumer electronics divisions in major shakeupYouTube says most disputed copyright claims are resolved in the uploader's favorGoogle's mail-in Pixel repair service reportedly compromised photos and accountsNew Twitter CEO has already begun a 'major reorganization'Facebook is testing a bill splitting feature in MessengerSomeone is hacking receipt printers with 'antiwork' messagesMicrosoft is testing a few ways to improve Windows 11's Start menuFacebook details its takedown of a mass-harassment networkCVS Pharmacy now offers audio prescription labels across the USPatient receives the world's first fully 3D-printed prosthetic eyeIt's time to study the health impacts of TikTok, researchers sayAmazon ordered to rerun contentious Alabama union election
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A lost hiker ignored rescuers' phone calls, thinking they were spam...Everyday Tech is MPB Think Radio's show about consumer tech, and your very own personal IT department - all wrapped up into one convenient package.Jeremy will help you fix it, and Wiltz will help you keep it safe...and both can actually do either, so we're in good hands!TECH STORIES OF THE LAST WEEK:The US Copyright Office just struck a blow for the right to repairSpotify expects to have over 400M users by the end of the yearGoogle Stadia tries something new: a free 30-minute game trialBiden appoints Jessica Rosenworcel to officially lead the FCCPhotoshop's new NFT button could prove you're the real digital artistA lost hiker ignored rescuers' phone calls, thinking they were spamLAST WEEK:Instagram's outages were so bad the app will now alert users when the service goes downApple is appealing the Epic Games ruling it originally called a 'resounding victory''All of this happened very fast': How a routine event brought everything down at Facebook | ZDNetTelegram gains 70M new users in just one day after Facebook outageAmazon is reportedly working on a smart fridgeGoogle is about to turn on two-factor authentication by default for millions of usersNetflix launches "Play Something" for Android usersYouTube Music will launch free background listening starting in Canada
Everyday Tech - Facebook Had A Really Bad Day
This week on Everyday Tech:How a routine event brought down Facebook...How Telegram gained 70,000,000 users in one day...Google trolls Bing about Bing searches for GoogleYouTube TV and NBC Universal build a temporary bridge to nowhere...and You can now buy a keyboard that just copies and pastes.'All of this happened very fast': How a routine event brought everything down at Facebook | ZDNetTelegram gains 70M new users in just one day after Facebook outageAmazon is reportedly working on a smart fridgeGoogle is about to turn on two-factor authentication by default for millions of usersNetflix launches "Play Something" for Android usersYouTube Music will launch free background listening starting in CanadaBlue Origin is officially sending William Shatner to spaceAmazon Prime members can now send gifts with just a phone number or email addressGoogle says Bing users search for Google more than anything elseYouTube TV and NBCUniversal agree to 'short' extension to avoid channels disappearingPixel phones can automatically record and upload video in an emergencyFCC considers new rules to stop scammers from hijacking your cell phoneFacebook will now let you make group chats across Instagram and MessengerYou can now buy a keyboard that only copies and pastesAlphabet's laser-Internet system has sent 700TB of data with 99.9% uptime
Everyday Tech - Universal USB-C?
This week on Everyday Tech:The EU is pushing for across the board USB-C ports, including iPhonesAustralia’s Top Court Finds Media Companies Liable for Other People’s Facebook CommentsMicrosoft's Windows store is now open to third-party app storesRoblox and music publishers settle $200 million copyright lawsuitRoblox and music publishers settle $200 million copyright lawsuit | EngadgetMicrosoft's Windows store is now open to third-party app stores | Engadgethttps://www.wsj.com/articles/australias-top-court-finds-media-companies-liable-for-other-peoples-facebook-comments-11631096115?mod=article_inlineEU proposes mandatory USB-C on all devices, including iPhonesYour Ring doorbell can now tell you when you have a package on your doorstepCNN restricts access to its Facebook pages in Australia | EngadgetAlphabet's laser-Internet system has sent 700TB of data with 99.9% uptimeAndroid 6 and up will start stripping unused apps' permissions$5.9 million ransomware attack on farming co-op may cause food shortageAmazon has banned over 600 Chinese brands as part of review fraud crackdown | EngadgetRoku's new Streaming Stick 4K gets Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and better Wi-Fi | EngadgetMicrosoft Start is a personalized news feed designed for Windows 11, mobile, and more
Everyday Tech - Only 3 hours of gaming a week?!?
This week on Everyday Tech:A guy unlocked almost 2,000,000 AT&T phonesDoor Dash introduces on-demand alcohol deliveryTwitter will pay over $800,000,000 in an anti-trust lawsuitiOS 15 is out, we'll have some of the new perksChina is severely restricting teens access to gaming, are they on to something?and a ransomware attack on a farming co-op?Alphabet's laser-Internet system has sent 700TB of data with 99.9% uptimeAndroid 6 and up will start stripping unused apps' permissions$5.9 million ransomware attack on farming co-op may cause food shortageMan who unlocked 1.9 million AT&T phones sentenced to 12 years in prison | EngadgetAmazon has banned over 600 Chinese brands as part of review fraud crackdown | EngadgetTikTok owner ByteDance limits younger users to 40 minutes a day in China | EngadgetRoku's new Streaming Stick 4K gets Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and better Wi-Fi | EngadgetDoorDash expands alcohol deliveries to 20 states and DC | EngadgetTwitter will pay over $800 million to settle a class action suit | EngadgetiOS 15 is now available | EngadgetMicrosoft Start is a personalized news feed designed for Windows 11, mobile, and more
Everyday Tech - The New iPhone 13 is here!
This week on Everyday Tech:The headline is the new iPhone 13Battery, storage and camera upgrades are heremacro photography and cinematic videoWhat apple phones will get a price drop and which will be discontinuedThe iPhone 13 lineup and everything else just announced: Our Apple event recapiPhone 13 is here, and Apple upgraded the battery, storage and camerasiPhone 13 Pro cameras: Why this pro photographer is excited for Apple's new flagshipiPhone 13 price and preorders: How to get Apple's new phones for $0, starting FridayOlder iPhone prices slashed: All the discounts and which phones Apple's getting rid ofiPhone 13 battery life adds several hours to a single charge, Apple saysFord, Argo, and Walmart are bringing robo-delivery to three US citiesMicrosoft Start is a personalized news feed designed for Windows 11, mobile, and moreWhatsApp fined $267 million for breaching EU privacy lawTwitter has plans to let users hide their old tweets