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Everyday Tech is MPB Think Radio's weekly program about consumer technology.


Wiltz is an IT expert. Jeremy is a computer repair ace. Jay is the show's host. All three guys love to tinker with the latest tech gadgets.


Each episode the guys talk about the last news, issues, and products in consumer technology, and they troubleshoot problems posed by the show's callers.


Everyday Tech airs Wednesday mornings at 11e/10c on Mississippi Public Broadcasting's Think Radio network, can be seen on MPB Think Radio's YouTube channel, and can be heard live or on demand on the MPB Public Media App, and streamed on MPBOnline.org.


The stations of the MPB Think Radio Network are:

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WMAB-FM 89.9 Starkville

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WMAW-FM 88.1 Meridian

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Let's discuss Section 230 this week! Ye olde Liability Shield Law!Should platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram be held accountable for irresponsible content created by it's independent users?Should they be held liable for damages regarding that content? Is there a difference between being liable and accountable?The recent change in the White House has brought with it new policy ideas regarding Section 230. But they may not be as different as you would think.Where's the line? Who decides what the line is? Who enforces it?Biden’s Commerce nominee backs changes to Section 230 - The VergeWhat is Section 230, the topic of the Congressional hearing? - The Washington PostFCC changes its stance on Section 230 policy after months of Trump tweets - The Washington Post See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week's episode of ET was washed out by the mess in DC. So, we've dug waaaaay back the archives to three months ago for this week's Everyday Tech.On this episode of Everyday Tech, the guys deep dive into the issue of addiction to technology and specifically, social media. The topic was spurned on by the Netflix docu-drama The Social Dilemma.According to the filmmakers, and their subjects, this is the dilemma.Never before have a handful of tech designers had such control over the way billions of us think, act, and live our lives.From the official site of the doc:The Social Dilemma blends documentary investigation and narrative drama to disrupt the disrupters, unveiling the hidden machinations behind everyone’s favorite social media and search platforms.So, how stuck in your own tech rabbit-hole are you? Can you change? Do you feel you need to change?Watch the official trailer for the documentary by clicking the picture above.Also, you can visit the website for the production here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jay and Wiltz take a call from a listener who's gotten the impression that if she doesn't convert to TV streaming, her favorite shows are going away. The guys point out that box-top cable is going nowhere, and that actually, as the cost of streaming soars, box-top cable companies (who also offer streaming and on-demand options) continue to add value back to their services. But, there are advantages either way you go. It all depends on how you consume television and how that fits into your daily routine. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Wiltz Cutrer, an IT professional at Nucor Steel and an IT Instructor at Holmes Community College talks about the fallout, ramifications, and next steps forward for IT pros following the Solarwinds hack from December. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jay and Wiltz discuss the growing concern over the breach of Microsoft's Solarwinds. Also callers have questions about how to DVR over-the-air television, how to share a large video file with others without breaking it up into multiple files, how do you shift all your info between phones, and what are the songs you hear played during Everyday Tech each week.● Microsoft says hackers were able to see some of its source code● SolarWinds hides list of high-profile customers after devastating hack● Fortnite developer Epic Games just bought a North Carolina mall for its new headquarters● Verizon puts 3G shutdown plans on hold indefinitely● More than half of Americans turned to video games during lockdown● What's New on Netflix and What's Leaving in January 2021● ESPN Plus is raising its annual subscription price to $59.99 in 2021● Adobe Flash rides off into the sunset● AT&T recovers from multi-state outage after Nashville bombing● Massachusetts plans to ban the sale of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035 ● Ticketmaster will pay $10 million for hacking rival ticket seller● Ikea made mock PS5 and Xbox Series X boxes to help you buy the right media cabinet● Slack starts 2021 with a massive outage● Microsoft commits to fix Xbox Series X controller disconnects in a future update● Samsung appears to have a new Tile competitor on the way● Detailed Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus specs leaked● Amazon buys Wondery, setting itself up to compete against Spotify for podcast domination● Amazon reportedly developing radar-equipped sleep apnea tracker● Amazon will spend $2 billion to try to fix affordable housing crises in three major employment hubs● Facebook ordered to pay $4.7M to Italian developer over copycat feature● Twitter is buying a podcast app to help build its audio Spaces See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Google recently had several of its services temporarily knocked down.How susceptible are tech giants to the whims of general public?Or is the general public even who they should be worried about at all?Plenty to think about, including a tip o' the cap to Edward Snowden, in this week's Tech Byte! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Wiltz, Jeremy and Jay reflect on an interesting 2020...to say the very least. The guys weigh in on the biggest tech stories of 2020, what their favorite tech was in 2020, and -of course- how covid wrecked everything this past year. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week the guys talk about broadband reaching certain rural parts of central Mississippi, a 6-year-old kid running up a $16,000 bill playing games on mom's iPad, how to protect yourself from impending future Google outages, and the wobbly liftoff of the highly-touted Cyberpunk 2077! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
On this episode of Everyday Tech, the guys deep dive into the issue of addiction to technology and specifically, social media. The topic was spurned on by the Netflix docu-drama The Social Dilemma.According to the filmakers, and their subjects, this is the dilemma.Never before have a handful of tech designers had such control over the way billions of us think, act, and live our lives.From the official site of the doc:The Social Dilemma blends documentary investigation and narrative drama to disrupt the disrupters, unveiling the hidden machinations behind everyone’s favorite social media and search platforms.So, how stuck in your own tech rabbit-hole are you? Can you change? Do you feel you need to change?Watch the official trailer for the documentary by clicking the picture above.Also, you can visit the website for the production here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week's guests are from Seventh Knight, the developer of AppMoat.Travis Odom – VP, Customer Experience Charlie Case – VP, Government ServicesDiscussed on this episode:What is Ransomware?encrypts (scrambles) personal files (documents, pictures, taxes, financial/customer records, etc)Requires paying a “ransom” to (maybe) get your files backCommonly initiated by malicious links in emailsWhy should we be concerned?even if not YOUR business, we all pay when people loseImagine losing family photosEven backups can be, and often are, compromisedRECENT EXAMPLES: Including Yazoo County schools being held up for more than a quarter-million dollars!What can we do about it?Awareness and recognizing scams is crucialBe suspiciousPersonal users can use tools such as CryptoPreventBusinesses can benefit from AppMoat, a 24/7 managed service to protect their systems(AppMoat is a Ransomware/Zero-Day Managed Endpoint Protection tool for Windows workstations and servers)https://www.seventhknight.com/appmoat/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Visit the show page at EverydayTech.MPBOnline.org and our Facebook page!Listen to Everyday Tech or any of the MPB Think Radio programs live or on demand on the MPB Public Media App!Free on iTunesFree on Google Play See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Visit the show page at EverydayTech.MPBOnline.org and our Facebook page!Listen to Everyday Tech or any of the MPB Think Radio programs live or on demand on the MPB Public Media App!Free on iTunesFree on Google Play See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week, Wiltz tells us about a Roku scam his parents almost fell for, and about that Zoom life. Jeremy and Wiltz extoll the many uses on Linux, and much, much more!Visit the show page at EverydayTech.MPBOnline.org and our Facebook page!Listen to Everyday Tech or any of the MPB Think Radio programs live or on demand on the MPB Public Media App!Free on iTunesFree on Google PlayHere are the stories the guys have been looking at this week:Looks like Amazon is getting in on the rural Internet race | Also here... Reddit is ready for its tiny live-streaming service to get bigger Google says your Chrome tabs will soon load up to 10 percent faster Microsoft’s new Transcribe in Word feature is designed for students, reporters, and more Level’s latest smart lock can be unlocked with a touch Nintendo reportedly releasing upgraded Switch next year iRobot is giving its vacuum cleaners a new AI-powered brain Zoom went down Monday morning and the schoolchildren, they did rejoice Bill Gates says tech companies ‘deserve rude, unfair, tough questions’ WordPress founder claims Apple cut off updates to his free app because it wants 30% Pokémon Go adds powerful Mega Evolution forms Porsche's subscription program adds new tier and expands to LA Olympus cameras can now be turned into webcams on a Mac What's New to Stream in September on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Disney+, and More  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Here are some of the stories the tech guys have been following this week:How Fortnite’s epic battle with Apple could reshape the antitrust fighthttps://www.theverge.com/2020/8/19/21373956/apple-fortnite-app-store-fight-legal-tax-antitrustA new 5G BlackBerry phone with Android and a physical keyboard will arrive in 2021 (Motorola Razr)https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/19/21375026/5g-blackberry-phone-android-physical-keyboard-2021-release-dateNetflix is testing a ‘Shuffle’ button, because you’re tired of picking what to watchhttps://www.theverge.com/2020/8/18/21374543/netflix-shuffle-play-test-random-tv-moviesBots have been winning T-Mobile Tuesdays giveaway contestshttps://www.theverge.com/2020/8/18/21374045/tmobile-tuesdays-giveaway-bots-scam-pennsylvania-sweepstakes-contestEA Play subscription service is coming to Steam on August 31sthttps://www.theverge.com/2020/8/18/21373983/ea-play-subscription-service-steam-release-date See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Here are some of the stories the guys have been looking at this week. Facebook says removing viral COVID-19 misinformation video ‘took longer than it should have’https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/28/21345674/facebook-covid-19-misinformation-breitbart-news-video-removal-responseSpotify podcast consumption doubles as overall listening recovershttps://www.theverge.com/2020/7/29/21346339/spotify-q2-2020-earnings-podcasts-coronavirus-covid-19-consumption-recoveryRite Aid used facial recognition in secret across hundreds of its storeshttps://www.theverge.com/2020/7/28/21345185/rite-aid-facial-recognition-surveillance-spyingGoogle reportedly negotiating with Samsung to push Assistant over Bixbyhttps://www.theverge.com/2020/7/29/21346242/google-samsung-deal-android-touchwiz-bixby-play-storeAMC and Universal agree to let movies go from theaters to digital rentals much soonerhttps://www.theverge.com/2020/7/28/21345713/amc-universal-movies-theaters-digital-rentals-pvod-streaming-agreementGoogle Stadia tests 4G and 5G game streaminghttps://www.theverge.com/2020/7/28/21345365/google-stadia-4g-lte-5g-cellular-network-connection-experimentDiscord’s mobile app is getting background noise suppression because life is noisyhttps://www.theverge.com/2020/7/28/21337457/discord-mobile-background-noise-suppression-feature-krispTikTok is opening up its algorithm and challenging competitors to do the samehttps://www.theverge.com/2020/7/29/21346390/tiktok-algorithm-moderation-policy-transparency-china See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Here are a few of the stories the guys have been looking at this week:Google will use authenticated logos to reduce Gmail phishinghttps://www.theverge.com/2020/7/22/21333886/google-gmail-bimi-logo-authentication-trial-brand-indicators-for-message-identificationSpotify now supports video podcastshttps://www.theverge.com/2020/7/21/21332584/spotify-video-podcasts-feature-uploadAmazon expands its robot delivery trials to more stateshttps://www.theverge.com/2020/7/21/21332374/amazon-autonomous-robot-delivery-scout-expands-trials-atlanta-georgia-franklin-tennessee See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Here are the links from a super busy week in the tech world:Spotify debuts podcast charts to let you know what's popularhttps://www.engadget.com/spotify-podcast-charts-130055186.htmlA Frying Pan Ingredient Can Make Super-White Paint Reflect 98% of the Sun's Heathttps://gizmodo.com/a-frying-pan-ingredient-can-make-super-white-paint-refl-1844389335NBC Peacock Launches today: How to stream Peacockhttps://www.theverge.com/21324215/peacock-nbc-universal-comcast-app-how-to-watch-download-price-subscription-stream-showsPeacock will come to the PlayStation 4 on July 20thhttps://www.engadget.com/nbc-peacock-playstation-4-streaming-142144420.htmlhttps://www.peacocktv.com/The antitrust case against Google is gathering steamhttps://www.theverge.com/interface/2020/7/15/21324105/google-antitrust-california-search-youtubeGoogle buys $4.5 billion stake in India's biggest mobile networkhttps://www.engadget.com/google-investment-jio-india-101523701.htmlGmail could be getting a huge workplace overhaulhttps://www.engadget.com/gmail-google-chat-docs-meet-redesign-135910798.htmlSpaceX gets closer to a private beta of its Starlink internet servicehttps://www.engadget.com/spacex-starlink-private-beta-035424193.htmlUK bans Huawei from 5G networks, with total removal by 2027https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/14/21322880/uk-bans-huawei-5g-network-infrastructure-trump-administration-pressureYou can now stake your claim in Apple’s $500 million iPhone slowdown settlementhttps://www.theverge.com/2020/7/13/21322867/apple-iphone-batterygate-throttling-slowdown-settlement-claimsSiriusXM is buying Stitcher for $325 millionhttps://www.theverge.com/2020/7/13/21315911/siriusxm-stitcher-podcast-deal-buy-midroll-earwolfApple warns customers not to close its laptops with a camera cover attachedhttps://www.theverge.com/2020/7/10/21320321/apple-camera-cover-macbook-pro-air-warningFacebook reportedly considering ban on political ads before electionhttps://www.theverge.com/2020/7/10/21320394/facebook-political-ad-ban-blackout-us-election-day-rumor-reportZoom launches a line of hardware for home usehttps://www.engadget.com/zoom-for-home-130020632.html?utm_campaign=homepage&utm_medium=internal&utm_source=dlSony reportedly boosts PS5 production by 50 percenthttps://www.theverge.com/2020/7/15/21325260/sony-ps5-oculus-stock-orders-manufacturing-increase See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jeremy talks about an experience at his shop and how the service industry should be appreciated more. Also, the guys dig through a couple of phishing email attempts that happened in and around MPB over the last week. Finally, YouTubeTV enacts another drastic rate hike, essentially eliminating the difference in value between it and cable, making it almost a coin-flip decision.Here are the list of stories in this week's tech news mentioned at the top of the show: Global app revenue jumps to $50B in the first half of 2020, in part due to COVID-19 impactsPeloton launches Roku appYouTube TV sharply increases monthly subscription to $64.99FuboTV increases monthly subscription to $65Spotify is launching a premium plan for couplesDiscord raises $100 million and plans to move beyond gamingAT&T brings 5G to Austin, Miami, Salt Lake City, and 25 other regionsMophie and InvisibleShield are making UV sanitizers for your phoneJoin the Everyday Tech Facebook page! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jay and Wiltz take several calls about poor cell service in rural areas of the state, and plenty of calls about several personal tech problems on this week's show. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jay, Jeremy and Wiltz take calls and talk about the week's tech news including PS5 release information and it's mocked design, a Siri shortcut that will record your conversation, and 2020 Q1 streaming numbers. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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