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Smart Tech

Chuck Minear: Technology and Education Expert

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st1801: Your Phone Knows Your Every Move!

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Modern smart phones, specifically Apple and Android phones, record our every move using highly accurate GPS.  They use this information to provide a variety of services including mapping and location based reminders. But how secure is this information?  Is your privacy at risk?  Is there any way...

st1719: 2017 – A SmartTech Year in Review [Podcast]

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It is amazing how, when a year comes to an end, we tend to forget all of the things that have happened.  2017 has been a crazy year in a lot of ways, but it has been a diverse technology related year.  So in this episode I review some of the technological events of note through the eyes of the Sma...

st1718: 10 Great Apple Watch Apps You Should be Using [Podcast]

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The Apple watch. It makes us all Dick Tracy. (If you don't know who he is, Google it!)  If you own one, we will help you use it efficiently by reviewing 10 (maybe 11) apps. If you are NOT an Apple watch user and wonder what this is all about, you can find your answers here...

st1717: Christmas Gifts that will make Any Techie Smile! [Podcast]

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Yes it's here!  One of my favorite episodes of the year.  My picks for great technology based gifts.  A couple may surprise you!  Maybe you have some favorites that I missed.  No worries, just leave your picks in the comments below or on our Facebook page.  I would love to hear what catches yo...

st1716: Equifax is hacked AGAIN! Your online Idenity is at risk [Podcast]

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Equifax, one of the largest collectors of data about you in the world was hacked AGAIN! Learn about what this new hack and the last hack means for you AND how you protect yourself...

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...
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