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st1709: I Just WannaCry! [Podcast]

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Chuck Minear: Technology and Education Expert

Los Angeles, CA

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st1709: I Just WannaCry! [Podcast]

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Have you ever just needed a good cry?  Well the people experiencing the “Wannacry” virus are probably feeling that way right now.

Wannacry is ransomware.  It encrypts an infected computer’s hard drive and attempts to sell an encryption key to its victims for a cost of $300 to start and then the cost escalates quickly the longer the victim waits to pay.  In this episode we talk about the insidiousness of such ransomware and how you can protect yourself.

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st1708: Solving Crime One Smart Phone at a Time [Podcast]

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Tracking apps are becoming more useful in helping the police solve crimes.  In this episode we explore a specific case and talk about how you might want to set up your own phone.



 



How to Track Your Lost or Stolen Android Phone



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st1707: Internet Users Beware! This may not be the website you think it is [Podcast]

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Hackers are at it again and this hack is pretty smart.  They trick your browser into thinking the internet address they are looking for is in a foreign language while displaying the address in familiar looking English characters.  How do they do this?  Find out in this episode of SmartTech...

st1706: You CAN take it with you! (syncing your life across your devices) [Podcast]

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The more devices we use, the more the need to sync our files to more than one device.  As the price drops, and the speed and reliability of cloud storage increases, cloud storage becomes a great answer.  Today we talk about the big 4 storage sync solutions and which ones work best for which situat...

st1705: Great Resources for Learning About Tech [Podcast]

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Believe it or not, the SmartTech studio is still in construction and so this week we are presenting a "Best of" SmartTech!



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It may seem a bit strange to my podcast to talk about other podcasts. But as a teacher, this is how I got better at teaching about Tech. Why reinvent...

st1704: Twitter Changes How They Do Their Timeline [Podcast]

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Twitter was always "What  you see it what you get" but no more.



Twitter has decided to more closely control what you see on your timeline.  What does this mean for you and will you still have access to the tweets you most want to see?  Find out in this episode...

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