Waves of Tech

Waves of Tech

Steve & Dave

Description: Technology news and information and its impacts to your life

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Adobe Creative Cloud for Educators, Senate Forces Net Neutrality Vote, and Square Acquisitions

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Adobe is offering the suite of Creative Cloud to educators for an absurd discount - $5 per student per year. Students will have access to Lightroom, Audition, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and more. In net neutrality news, the United States Senate has forced a vote on the floor to reinstate the 2015 Op...

Episode 400 Celebration, Twitter Passwords, Android Controls And Microsoft’s Future

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We are celebrating another milestone on the podcast - the 400th episode! Over ten years ago, we hit record with no idea of where this podcast would go and it’s been an adventure. First up, we discuss how tech has changed since our first episode and then dive into a celebration of the iMac turnin...

Apple Leaked Memo, Amazon Prime Rate Hike and T-Mobile & Sprint Merger

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Apple has issued a memo (which was in fact leaked) warning employees that the leaking of confidential and sensitive information is punishable with termination, fines, jail time, and more. The cost of your Amazon Prime membership has been increased by 20% after Amazon executives stated that more dig...

In-Car Gas Purchasing, California’s Net Neutrality Bill And Hubble Telescope Turns 28

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Chevrolet and Shell have partnered to provide drivers to ability to pay for gas inside their vehicle via the infotainment center. With a modest rollout in three cities, look for the nationwide announcement soon. The state of California is moving forward with their own version of net neutrality in r...

Apple Music Growth, Apple Watch Solves Crime, ESPN’s Streaming Service And The End of Passwords

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Facebook Messenger is a great way to communicate, and in this story Steve shares how the application brought together friends that haven’t spoken in 25 years. Apple Music continues its accelerated growth in the streaming service market, boasting a subscribing base of over 40 million, and becoming...

Google View Image, Oregon Enacts Net Neutrality And Facebook Commentary

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Google has removed the ‘View Image’ function, safeguarding image rights and limiting image piracy, after after facing an antitrust lawsuit filed by Getty Images. The State of Oregon has signed a bill enacting their own form of net neutrality that prohibits state agencies from working with inter...

Facebook And Cambridge Analytica, Tech’s April Fools’ Jokes And Space Junk

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The Facebook data mishandling is still at the top of the discussion list as we share our thoughts on the matter, how that fits into their business model, and why things will not change. A number of technology companies played pranks on April Fools’ Day, creating some fun and entertaining concepts...

CUE18 Conference Conversations

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We are featuring CUE18 conference conversations with a technology coordinator, an IT coach, an institute director, and fellow podcasters. CUE (Computer Using Educators) recently celebrating 40 years of bringing technology resources and tools to educators, administrators, students, and attendees...

World Backup Day, Toys R’ Us Closures, Ford Dealerships Online, Apple’s Families Page

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Data loss is very common and strikes at inopportune times, causing stress and anxiety. With that said, March 31 is World Backup Day so join the movement! Toys R Us, an iconic American toy store, is officially closing after 70 years of service after failing to adapt to digital commerce. Ford is maki...

Spam Calls, Bracing for Cyber-attacks, State Net Neutrality Laws

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We are talking all about protecting ourselves, our data, our privacy, and our privileges. Robocalls, spam messages, and fraud attempts are rising day-by-day. Find out how to prepare and protect yourself from these types of calls. 2018 is shaping up to be a banner year for cyber-attacks, with an es...
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