The House that Steve built is arguably the most profitable technology company in existence today so it is only fitting that they share the top Apple devices/news from 2012. There were lots of both! …
Mike Amman, President and CEO of the San Joaquin Partnership is a Pioneer Entrepreneur and Technology Analyst. He looks at trends in 2012 that will set the tone for 2013 in the digital world. Is wearable computing just over the horizon? What forces will shape the computers we use and what they can do?
Richard Stiennon, International CyberSecurity Analyst is a frequent expert guest on the show and has consulted companies around the globe on security issues. 2012 was characterized by massive data breaches; will our information be any safer in 2013? What are the new threats? How do we protect ourselves?
Aaron Guilimette, VP IT Apex Digital aka. Windows 8 Man will talk about what’s gone right and wrong with Microsoft’s most ambitious remake of their OS in over 20 years. Tips and tricks to help all those who found a Windows 8 machine in their stocking.Hour 2:
Ed Rudel, Cal Carson, Foster Braun and Shane Hamelin face the music and listen to their 2012 Predictions
If you are listening over the Michigan Talk …
There are a number of things you may need to do to be ready for you new tech gifts for the holidays.
New devices may put demands upon your existing infrastructure that it cannot support. You can be ready ahead of time that will make that holiday morning more enjoyable. Rather than waiting till the next day and fighting the return crowds to get the correct technology.
The Router –
This is the heart of your home network. It needs to be able to answer the call both wired and mostly wirelessly. Here is some things you should do ahead of time.
1) Consult your manual for you router and find out how to update the “Firmware” of your router. Firmware is the software program that manages the hardware of your router. This can affect it’s speed and more importantly the protocols that your router can handle.
2) If it comes that there are not any more updates because the router is many years old ( when a router is past 3 or 4 years old, it’s old in the IT world. Perhaps it’s time to consider a new router.
3) If your router is …
Listeners and friends are reporting the return of a disturbing phone call scam. You don’t have to be online to be tricked by this one but once you make the changes they recommend, YOU ARE INFECTED! The only remedy is your unwillingness to give anybody any personal information regardless of who they claim to be. …
According to new research commissioned by Sesame Workshop, producer of PBS’s “Sesame Street,” mobile device ownership is booming as TV set ownership declines. Eighty-eight percent of the parents surveyed said they owned a television, down from 95 percent in 2010.
Twenty-one percent said their children first interacted with “Sesame Street” someplace other than television, with YouTube and PBS.org the top alternative sources. (PBS said separately that its free PBS Kids Video app, which has been downloaded 2.4 million times, reached 120 million streams of PBS Kids shows in November, surpassing 100 million for the first time.)
Mike Amman …
Michigan Cyber Range
The Michigan Cyber Range is a large unclassified Cyber Security Range and program that will help IT professionals and students improve their ability to counter cyber attacks. It is a partnership between the government, education and industry, with each contributing resources and expertise. The Range serves many functions but its unique and critical contribution is developing the ability to out-think an adversary as a team.
A graduate of West Point, Don served 25 years in the Army, retiring as a Colonel. Notable assignments include infantry company commander, IT for Delta Force, professor and CIO at West Point. Don was also the CTO for H-E-B, $12 Billion international retailer. Don has been named a “Champion of Change” by the White House, Innovator and Leader of the Year and one of Michigan’s top CEOs.
What is Snapchat? If you are a parent, you should be aware of this popular app that may already be on your child’s smartphone.
Snapchat is the fourth most popular social media app right now and the majority of users are between the ages of 13 and 18. At first glance, it looks like a kid-friendly app with a cute “ghost” icon as the logo and a cartoonish style. The CEO of Snapchat, Evan Spiegel, claims there is no intent to market the app to kids, but their homepage and ads include photos of teens or young adults.
You can also download the app quite easily and set up an account with only an email and password. There are no questions or age requirements. In this blog, we are here to address three myths believed by teens about Snapchat and we’re also going to present facts for parents to debunk those myths.