Monthly Archives April 2010

Podcast: April 24, 2010

Foster Braun, Gary Baker, Ed Rudel and Cal Carson start their regular Saturday schedule following Dr. Dean Krauskopf and the WJR Garden Show.

The Blind Leading the Blind
This week we are joined by John Whitacre and Ted Lennox to talk about how the blind are helping other visually handicapped individuals learn to use their computers.  There have been some big changes in this field that will amaze you; don’t miss this great segment with these two experts in the field who have been our guests frequently during the last 13 years.

Since this is Foster’s last show for a while as he is undergoing Stem Cell Transplant therapy for the next three months, we will talk about This organization provides free blogs to families facing critical health issues that allow them to keep everyone informed on their loved one’s condition.  You are invited to visit Foster’s CaringBridge blog to follow his treatment until he returns later this summer.

Erik Anderson is also be back with his The Mac Minute report on all things Apple and there will be plenty of time for your questions and some answers.

Links & Phone Numbers From The Show
Optometric Institute of Michigan

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Solution to MacAfee Update Damage

MacAfee offers the following solution to the mess that its most recent update caused on Windows XP machines.  These instructions come from MacAfee US.  Be very careful about downloading any other solutions from other sources because hackers are taking advantage of the situation to download phoney anti-virus programs which are actually trojans. Here is the MacAfee Solution. Please read the full instructions before you download anything.

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Mighty MacAfee Mess

A recent MacAfee Security update caused untold damage to Windows XP computers around the world.  Hope yours wasn’t part of the mess.  This goof wiped out entire business enterprises operations when it hit earlier this week.  Full Story

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On the other hand: Israel Bans iPads!

Apple haters will love this.  The nation of Israel is prohibiting travels from bringing iPads into the Mideast nation claiming that they will interfere with too many other products.  This is highly suspicious behavior from a country noted for producing some of the highest level technology devices and components in the world.  Full Story

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iPad Keeps Country Running Remotely

The Icelandic volcano has paralyzed travel across much of Europe as the ash cloud slowly disperses.  This has stranded many people including Norway’s prime minister.  No problem, Jens Stoltenberg just whipped out his iPad and got down to the business of state from the airport!  Full Story

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Podcast: April 17, 2010

Foster Braun, Gary (birthday boy) Baker, Ed Rudel and Cal Carson have another three hour show this week.  This is our last chance to offer you this big block of time to answer your questions about your computers and the Internet because, like the swallows returning to Capistrano, we look forward to Dr. Dean Krauskopf and the WJR Garden Show returning next week.

The guys help answer your computer questions on the show that has been pointing you in the right direction longer than any other locally produced computer program in Detroit for the last 12 years.  Where else would you find that kind of dependable expert help but on the , WJR 760 AM, The Great Voice of the Great Lakes!

Podcast: April 17, 2010 – Hour 1
Podcast: April 17, 2010 – Hour 2
Podcast: April 17, 2010 – Hour 3

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Podcast: April 10, 2010

Gary Baker, Ed Rudel and Cal Carson have cleared the decks to give  you even more time to ask your questions about your computers and getting around the Internet.  Erik Anderson also is on hand with his Mac Minute report on all things Apple, in other words, reactions to the iPad as well as new iPhone software announcements!  Time for a little spring cleaning on our computers to get them tuned up for a busy summer of editing family pictures.  Join us for lots of interesting conversation about the latest computer news and solutions to your computer problems. 

Podcast: April 10, 2010 – Hour 1
Podcast: April 10, 2010 – Hour 2
Podcast: April 10, 2010 – Hour 3

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The Best Free Software of 2010

Get what you DON’T pay for!  PC Mag reports on 196 programs that cost nothing but will make your computing life richer while keeping your wallet fat!

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It's official: iPhone coming to Verizon and Sprint

This week the Wall Street Journal reported that AT&T’s exclusive deal with the iPhone is over. Possibly by this summer, you could see iPhones showing up on the huge Verizon system and on Sprint.  I will be interesting to see what they do with their red maps vs. blue maps of coverage battle!

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What is the best Anti-virus suite out there?

PC Mag recently put 12 anti-virus suites to the test to see who really give the best all around protection.  Remember, these are suites: they are like Swiss Army Knives with lots of functions, all of which take up Ram but just might offer some pretty comprehensive protection.  Full Story

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