#65 Shootin’ from the Hip

08/28/2014
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On this edition of the Deemable Tech podcast, Ray and Tom have off-the-cuff answers for your questions about Windows 7 service packs, spam and our very own Deemable Tech app. The guys also share their thoughts on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge currently making waves on social media, and discuss other recent tech news. Plus, Sean stops by with a preview of a new occasional series of reviews.

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Mara asks, “How can I block calls on my smartphone?”

08/21/2014
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Q: Help me Deemable Tech, you’re my only hope! I keep getting calls on my smartphone from a strange number. When I pick up, no one is there. Is there any way I can block this annoyance?

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Eileen asks, “How can I find out where a website is hosted and who the owner is?”

08/07/2014
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Q: I got my cell phone number about seven years ago. The problem is that the previous owner’s name and my phone number figure prominently on a charitable organization’s website, and I have been getting calls for that organization for years. I just called all of the numbers on the…

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Norman asks, “How can I accept credit card payments using my smartphone?”

07/31/2014
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Square pioneered mobile credit card payments with their credit card reader.

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Q: I’m looking at opening a food truck. I’ve seen other food trucks and hot dogs stands taking credit cards on their phones. How can I do that? What kind of phone do I have to have, and does it cost a lot of money?

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Angie asks, “What is Twitter, and why should I use it?”

07/17/2014
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Angie asks, “What is Twitter, and why should I use it?”

Q: Can you explain Twitter for me? I understand that you can only “tweet” short messages, but I don’t know what the point of it is or if its worth signing up for an account.

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#63 Spaceteam!

07/16/2014
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On this episode of the Deemable Tech podcast, Tom and Ray answer your questions about downloading pictures off of iPhones, donating old computers and setting up RAID systems with your hard drives. Then the guys are joined by producer Sean Birch to attempt the impossible: playing a mobile game on…

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Trent asks, “How do I wipe my smartphone?”

07/10/2014
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Q: I am giving my old phone to a friend. How do I make sure I’ve gotten all my private data off it first?

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Hector asks, “Do I have to eject USB drives?”

07/03/2014
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Q: Whenever I unplug my USB thumb drive, a warning pops up telling me that I didn’t eject the drive, and it could cause damage if I don’t eject it. I usually ignore this message and it hasn’t caused me any issues yet. Is this really a problem?

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Meghan asks, “Why won’t my Kindle battery charge?”

06/29/2014
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Q: We have a Kindle Fire that is approximately 2 years old. It has completely lost its ability to charge. I tried multiple chargers with no avail. I used to be able to tilt the charger upward and get it to charge, but that is no longer working. Is there anything…

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Deemable Tech June 2014 Radio Special

06/29/2014
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Beat the summer heat with Deemable Tech! In this sizzling hour-long radio special, Ray and Tom hear from listeners looking to back up a Mac and a PC to the same external hard drive, searching for ways to open more free space on their iPhone, wondering if their IP address…

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Deemable Tech Tips: Hacker-Proof Your Phone

06/29/2014
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Every once in a while we like to cover something everyone should know, and this time we wanted to talk about securing your personal information – on your smartphone.

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Eight Websites to Help Plan Your Summer Vacation

06/29/2014
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It’s officially summer – the kids are out of school, the weather is fine, and for many of us it’s time to travel. We here at Deemable Tech are planning vacations of our own, and we’ve got some really useful tools to help make things easier.

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Karen asks, “How do I start a podcast?”

06/29/2014
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Q: I’m a writer and working on a new blog, where I’ll post a new article every week. A friend suggested that I do a weekly podcast, too. How do I do that? What kind of equipment do I need, and how do I market my podcast? I’m not very good…

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