#60 Eye on iOn

04/14/2014
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Image Credit: iOn Switching

This week Ray and Tom answer your questions about VPNs (virtual private networks), recovering data from a crashed hard drive, and how you can use Avast! Anti-virus to protect your computer. The guys are then joined by Landon Metcalf from iOn Switching, a tech company based here in Jacksonville, FL. They have a fascinating new invention that lets you control your lights and other electrical devices with a wave of your hand or with your smart phone. They’re in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign right now to bring this product to market. Check out the video below to tee…

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Heartbleed, Passwords and You

04/10/2014
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Heartbleed, Passwords and You

UPDATE: A week after the bug was discovered most web sites have patched their systems. This means it should be okay to change your passwords. And you should!!! The big news in tech on Monday, 4/7/2014, was a dangerous bug in the internet known as ‘Heartbleed’ which could be putting your…

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2014 One Spark creators we are excited about

04/10/2014
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2014 One Spark creators we are excited about

This is our first day at One Spark. We haven’t seen any creators yet. But what we did is we searched through the One Spark website to see which creators we definitely wanted to check out while we were here. Now, this is in no way saying that these are…

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Sandra asks, “Is my computer infected?”

04/03/2014
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Q: Help! I keep getting pop-up ads on my computer even when I go to websites I know don?t have ads. Does my computer have an infection? How do I get rid of it? A: Unfortunately, Sandra, seeing unusual pop-ups like this is a sure-fire sign that you’ve got uninvited…

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Support for Windows XP is Ending Soon

03/13/2014
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It’s estimated that nearly 500 million people around the world use the Windows XP operating system on their computers. If you’re one of those people, you need to be aware of an important change coming soon from Microsoft. On April 8, 2014, the software giant will end their support for…

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Brian asks, “How can I use multiple monitors with my computer?”

03/06/2014
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Q: The other day I was at a co-worker’s office, and he had two monitors on his desk. I thought he had two computers, but then I saw him drag a window from one screen to the other. Then, he pulled out his iPad, and started using it as another screen.…

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#59 The Adventures of Cortana and Colonel Panic

03/05/2014
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Deemable Tech is back with another fun episode! First, Ray and Tom discuss some big recent news items including a familiar face coming to Windows Phone and security problems for Apple’s iOS. Then producer Sean Birch joins them for another round of the runaway hit trivia segment Does Not Compute!…

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Corey asks, “How can I listen to my music on the go?”

02/27/2014
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Q: I have a music collection of thousands of songs on my computer. It’s too big to all fit on my old iPod. What’s the best way for me to take my music with me when I’m in the car or out for a jog? A: Well, Corey, we’re going…

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Phil asks, “How do I transfer my iTunes account from a broken computer?”

01/30/2014
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How to transfer iTunes from iPod to new computer

Q: How do I switch my iTunes account from an old computer, which is broken, to my new computer? I’ve downloaded iTunes onto the new computer, but, of course, it doesn’t recognize my account. The real problem is my iPod. I have all my music on it, but now I am…

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Can a LinkedIn Profile Help New Professionals Get Jobs?

01/29/2014
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Spring semester is in full swing for college students around the world and the Class of 2014 will be entering the job market in mere months. Unemployment rates are still scary at 6.7% but there are ways to improve the likelihood of landing an interview. If you are planning to enter…

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Grant asks, “How I can safely buy and download computer games?”

01/23/2014
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Q: My son wants some games for our family’s new laptop. Can you recommend a way we can download games without being exposed to viruses? A: Well, Grant, you’re in luck because there are a few great one-stop game shops out there, including the Windows Store, the Mac App Store,…

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