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Quick, unscripted, deep dives into various topics of the technological world. A DexJohn's PC podcast presented by Dexter Johnson meant to empower, educate and inform the masses.
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More than 40 AGs are asking Facebook to halt it's plans on an Instagram client for children noting potential mental stressors. Not only is is horrible for the mental wellbeing of our children it's a privacy, security and advertising nightmare. Stop this Zuckerberg. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/10/tech/facebook-instagram-for-kids-attorneys-general/index.html Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
In iOS 14.5 Apple rolled out the feature they debuted last year, App Tracking Transparency. Meaning that if an app wants to use your personal information to track you, you must explicitly allow it. Facebook and others are upset and they can be as this is great for the consumer. Why is asking a bad thing? Only when your business model is nefarious and you think it's your right to gobble up as much about us as you can for free. Not anymore, I encourage everyone to never allow an app to track you again. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/27/22405474/apple-app-tracking-transparency-ios-14-5-privacy-update-facebook-data https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/2/22415824/facebook-instagram-notice-ios-apps-free-privacy-tracking Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Patreon, YouTube memberships, soon to be Twitter super follows -- these are all ways to give back to your favorite subscribers. Honestly, we should be trying to limit our monthly micropayments, with that being said -- Why can't platforms such as YouTube that earn billions of dollars per year in revenue share more of that with the creators that have placed the platform where it is today instead of forcing consumers to fit the bill? Meh, capitalism. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Apple's Event for Spring 2021 is over and they delivered the goods from the rumored AirTags (rumored for years) to a needed Apple TV update, new iMac machines and more. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
With Clubhouse becoming all the rage and Twitter and Facebook working to create their own copies inside of their existing platforms, I raise an important question. Is social audio a separate experience or a feature inside something we already have with an already defined audience and set of users? –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
What are some signs of a fake app? Individuals have been trying to scam since time immemorial, use these tools to stop yourself from becoming a victim. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Tech Spring Cleaning 2021: We have a variety of streaming services compiled either to supplement or replace cable. During spring cleaning we clean out our closets of unnecessary things, unsubscribe from those you don't need... But for those with hefty steaming bills each month I ask the simple question -- Why not cable? –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Auto groups need to stop crying and sulking and simply get with the times. If your sales are down its your fault not the fault of another living in 2021. Update your tired and antiquated business models and traditions to a new forward thinking time. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/rivian-lawsuit-direct-to-customer-sales-illinois/ Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
New episodes are coming! –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
399: What are NFTs??

399: What are NFTs??

2021-03-1807:52

You've heard about them? What are these new things, that you can't touch -- that are selling for hundreds of thousands of dollars? Get your primer here. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://investorplace.com/what-are-nfts-an-investors-guide/ Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Apple's confused HomePod has gotten the axe. Was it doomed from the beginning? –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
AR isn't there yet and companies keep selling us dreams -- I'm tired of it. Release a product already. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.theverge.com/22308883/microsoft-mesh-virtual-reality-augmented-reality-hololens-vr-headsets-features Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Meet the new Super Follow, allowing your favorite creators to charge you money to see more content, on yet another platform. I see this at another nickel and diming of the consumer given ths fact that we already have Patreon and various other ways to subscribe to your favorite creator. Additionally, a new Communities feature similar to Facebook Groups appears to help acclimate new users and even find existing users new homes -- this feature appears to be free! –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/25/22301375/twitter-super-follows-communities-paid-followers Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Disappointed. Countries are killing our internet with legislation. What's the issue this time? Posting links to social media -- in an effort to ensure that publishers get paid, Google and Facebook are on the hook for what it's users post. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/other/vergecast-australia-e2-80-99s-bargain-with-big-tech-apple-tv-on-chromecast-and-nintendo-direct-e2-80-99s-biggest-announcements/ar-BB1dPOJ4 Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
During the last quarter, Facebook has noted increased takedowns over the past quarter, citing AI as the leading cause for helping to keep its platforms (Facebook and Instagram) clean. Good on you Facebook.....for once. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.engadget.com/facebook-community-standards-enforcement-bullying-harassment-184158959.html Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
I don't accept excuses from companies that make millions and charge even more for their products, Tesla will NOT be given a pass. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/3/22265351/tesla-paint-quality-production-elon-musk Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
The FTC finally levied fines against groups for scalping, this time for buying tickets in droves online. Let's get that same effort and energy and scalpers targeting consumer electronics. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.engadget.com/ftc-ticket-scalper-bots-act-cases-193651552.html Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Computer skills are necessary in 2021, the digital age, no matter how bad you want -- they are inescapable. Don't be that cool guy or cool that can trick out their Facebook page but not open Excel. You can do it! And I'm here to hold you accountable. If you're looking to learn more about anything on the technology front, search it up on YouTube or visit my favorite learning platform Udemy! –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/how-to-become-computer-literate Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
I think we're going to see much of the same. Individuals trying to govern platforms they do not understand. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
The Google Play Store is home to Android apps. However, developers are tired of the Google tax and rules surrounding it. However, on the flip side, this helps to keep consumers safe and promotes and healthy ecosystem. This appears to be a case of developers wanting their way over the safety of those utilizing their apps. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://gizmodo.com/report-google-about-to-face-its-third-state-antitrust-1846070694 Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
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