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Chuck Minear: Technology and Education Expert

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st1715: Everything we learned about creating safe passwords is WRONG! [Podcast]

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The guy who years ago worked out rules for safely password protecting your files and websites just announced he was wrong! Now what??? We explore his revelation on this episode...

st1714: Jobs that No Longer Exist Because of Technology [Podcast]

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Back in 2010, then Secretary of Education, Richard Riley said, "The top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010 did not exist in 2004." With all the new jobs, some jobs had to change dramatically or even become obsolete. In this episode we talk about jobs that no longer exist, in a large part due to technology...

st1713: 10 Ways Social Media can Mess with your Life! [Podcast]

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Social Media has become an integrated into most activities by so many people.  But have we really thought through its effect on our lives?  In this episode I go through 10 pitfalls to watch out for if you are going to be a user of social media...

st1712: Is Disney Spying on your Children? [Podcast]

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The Walt Disney company has been slapped with a lawsuit alleging violation of COPPA. This law says that companies can not collect personal information on children without permission from their parents. In 42 identified apps, Disney may be violating that law. What does this mean, how do you protect y...

st1711: Are you Smarter than Your Luggage? Bluesmart Unveils it’s new Product Line

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Bluesmart came out with the world's first smart luggage!  A carry on with a lot of high tech abilities.  Well over 2 years later, they have done it again.  They have updated their software and electronics, and created a smart luggage system.  In this episode we talk about what smart luggage is a...

st1710: Keeping Up Appearances [Podcast]

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Don't let social media make you miserable

Surprise!  What you read on line is not always true.  In fact, social media makes a lot of us miserable.  In this episode of Smart Tech we explore the ramifications of social media and how you can use it in a way that allows you to keep your mental health...

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 c...

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



How to Set Up and use Find My iPhone...

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...
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