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Tech Living is a podcast for the technically gifted and the technically challenged. We discuss the best web services, tools, and applications for using technology in your everyday life. Rather you are interested in getting better at technology in general, a parent that wants to find better ways to organize their life, or interested in starting a business, Technically Living will help you navigate all the options available in this technically charged life.
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Yaywhoo Security Breach - Tech Short (TS4)
There is light at the end of the tunnel I promise you. However, for the next couple years yet we are all going to be stuck with having to remember a bunch of passwords for a whole plethora of accounts. Some of which we only access once or twice a year.October is National Cyber Awareness Month and in this week's episode, I will share some tools and tips on setting great passwords, using different ones on each site, and most importantly discuss why it is so important to follow all these standards for password creation in the first place.I GET IT. You're sick of all this security talk. Why can't companies figure it out and protect your information better? That is a really good question....and I don't have a solid answer for you. For instance, at the end of last month (Sept 22nd) Yahoo! announced that upwards of 500 million of their accounts have been stolen in a hack. The sickening part is they could have been taken 2 years ago and Yahoo! is just now announcing it.Here's what you can do between now and the week's episode of Technically Living:====================================================For show notes and videos about this weeks episode or to request future topics please visit http://rosswickman.com/podcast/ts4Join our Facebook Group to start discussions and ask questions within our community.If you want to be even more engaged please join the Technically Living Slack Channel.To connect with Ross Wickman visit any of these links:Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | SnapchatYou can listen and subscribe to Technically Living here:iTunes | Overcast | Stitcher | Google Play | RSSIf you enjoy our podcast please leave us a review using these instructions: https://support.apple.com/en-ae/HT201991Your reviews help us grow and reach more listeners.Music: bensound.com
EP 8: Pay Friends and Family with a Single Click
We've all been there, having to pay someone back for that soda they bought you or for picking up the dinner tab because you actually did forget your wallet. Maybe you left it in your other purse - who knows? The fact is you owe someone money for something and you just assume get it taken care of immediately. YOU HATE OWING PEOPLE MONEY...but now you don't have to worry about that any longer.PayPal has been around for years, but most don't realize they can use it for more than just paying merchants for products online or that auction they won on eBay. Apps like PayPal have completely transformed the way person-to-person payments can be made. More recently apps like Venmo (venmo.com) and Square Cash - by Square (cash.me) have made it as simple as a single click to pay friends and family money right from your mobile device.If you've never heard of those apps, or even if you have and said you've never try something like that, there is a really good chance you already have an app capable of making these payments. That's right! If you use Facebook or Snapchat, these apps already have this feature available. You can configure a debit or credit card in the settings and now with a couple clicks, you are always able to pay that friend back for the tab they picked up.If you are an iPhone user and have recently updated to iOS 10, there are companion apps such as Circle that will allow you send payments directly from iMessage.Don't ever want to carry your wallet with you again? We are almost there. Now is the time to configure and start using your device's built-in payment systems such as Android Pay or Apple Pay for making simple payments at gas stations and other convenience stores. ====================================================If you know someone (of any age) who could benefit from learning a little bit more about technology, please have them sign up for this newsletter here: http://rwick.it/tlpnewsletterFor show notes and videos about this weeks episode or to request future topics please visit http://rosswickman.com/podcast/tlp8Join our Facebook Group to start discussions and ask questions within our community.If you want to be even more engaged please join the Technically Living Slack Channel.To connect with Ross Wickman visit any of these links:Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | SnapchatYou can listen and subscribe to Technically Living here:iTunes | Overcast | Stitcher | Google Play | RSSMusic: bensound.com
Technical Labor Day
No Excuses! I slacked off this week and I didn't get a full episode recorded. However, I am excited to announce that I have some great high-quality episodes in the works leading into the end of the year.In this episode I list a dozen or so apps that I highly recommend you give a download and try out while traveling locally by car or flying somewhere as well as some apps to use while at your destination.Getting There- Travel by car: Waze - uses Google Maps and adds some helpful features to your travel maps, including police and accident locations as we traffic congestion and nearest gas stations- Travel by Air: App In The Air - free app for importing your airline information. Will help you keep on time with travel updates for when you should be at the airport, checked-in, through security and boarding. Will even help you communicate and get all your text messages while traveling internationally.- Tracking Family: Life360 - a great app to use to track family and friends temporarily while on travel. If you need to have a car in your motorcade drop off for a while, no big deal because they will be able to see where you end up during the whole duration of your trip.One the Way- Field Trip - Learn about history and fun tips in your current location- Ingress - Pick a side and stick with them to battle around the world for property and landmarks.- Pokemon Go! - Gotta catch them all... That's all I'll say about that one.Where to eat- Yelp - discover great locations and venues for activities, food, and drink- Swarm - Make every place you eat or visit a game and earn rewards for doing so.- Foursquare - My personal favorite. Find shops, restaurants, and venues in your location and they the best tips from those who have been there before.Making memories- Prisma - Artificial Intelligence for your photos. Turn every photo you take on vacation into a fun work of art.- Snapchat - Use fun holiday and location filters to add some spice to sharing your fun weekend pictures with family and friends.- Google Photos - You are going to need a place to backup all the amazing photos you take so do me a favor and listen to this week's Tech Tuesday Tech Short and learn about Google Photos and why you need to be using it. via GIPHY Thank you all!For all the listens and share. Our download and listener count is on a steady incline and I owe it to all of your for your support. We do this for all of you and we can not do any of it without you. Please continue to submit your feedback, questions and episode requests at http://rosswickman.com/podcast and if you haven't already, please join our newsletter.==================================================== For show notes and videos about this weeks episode or to request future topics please visit http://rosswickman.com/podcast/laborday16Join our Facebook Group to start discussions and ask questions within our community.If you want to be even more engaged please join the Technically Living Slack Channel.To connect with Ross Wickman visit any of these links:Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | SnapchatYou can listen and subscribe to Technically Living here:iTunes | Overcast | Stitcher | Google Play | RSS Music: bensound.com

Technical Labor Day

2016-09-0300:07:46

Google Photos - Tech Short (TS2)
NOTICE: I apologize about the background noise. I was out enjoying a little outdoors myself while recording this Tech Tuesday Tech Short on Google Photos.Almost everyone I know complains about running out of storage space on their mobile phone. Some people have a lot of messages they could get read of or a couple apps they don't use anymore that they could delete, but the majority have a ton of photos.This Labor Day holiday you no longer have to worry about not having space on your phone to save that candid photo that you take while on vacation. Everyone should be using Google Photos - https://photos.google.com/ and have the app installed on their iPhone or Android device.This is such and amazing tool and you will not regret installing it before you head out for one last long summer weekend.And if you are looking for a video tutorial to help you get setup, please contact me over at RossWickman.com and I can help get you setup.====================================================For show notes and videos about this weeks episode or to request future topics please visit http://rosswickman.com/podcast/ts2Join our Facebook Group to start discussions and ask questions within our community.If you want to be even more engaged please join the Technically Living Slack Channel.To connect with Ross Wickman visit any of these links:Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | SnapchatYou can listen and subscribe to Technically Living here:iTunes | Overcast | Stitcher | Google Play | RSS Music: bensound.com
EP 6: The Thing That Stores the Stuff on My iPhone: Understanding the 'Cloud' (2 of 2)
This is Part 2 and the wrap-up of the question - What is the cloud? We recap what was talked about in last weeks episode as well as try to give a very high-level overview of what cloud services can do for us in our everyday technology exchanges. In this episode we discuss:- The 3 types of cloud platforms (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS)- How pieces of cloud services can fit into each of those platforms- Scalability and Productivity- Arguments against cloud computing- How to secure and have backups of your data in the cloud- and tips on how to create and use secure passwordsThere are countless cloud apps and software services you can use. Getting a grasp on the right ones for what you need can be difficult. So much so that you may never know where to start. If you want some short and simple tips to help you become more familiar with technology please join my newsletter at http://rosswickman.com/newsletter and you will receive a short email every Tuesday with some quick tips you can take action on immediately.If you can't wait that long contact me here: http://rosswickman.com/contact and we can get started right away answering your questions.This episode was brought to you by:VIDEO OF EPISODE: PRESENTATION ONLY: EP 6: The Thing That Stores the Stuff on My iPhone: Understanding the 'Cloud' (2 of 2) from Ross Wickman ====================================================For show notes and videos about this weeks episode or to request future topics please visit http://rosswickman.com/podcast/tlp6 Join our Facebook Group to start discussions and ask questions within our community.If you want to be even more engaged please join the Technically Living Slack Channel. To connect with Ross Wickman visit any of these links:Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | SnapchatYou can listen and subscribe to Technically Living here:iTunes | Overcast | Stitcher | Google Play | RSS Music: bensound.com
EP 3: Quick Tip For Getting Paid Mobile Apps For FREE
PRE-RELEASE EPISODE UPDATE:I had a misfire recording this weeks episode and need to apologize. The tip mentioned in this episode is only available on iOS but I'm not bailing on Andriod users two weeks in a row. Go here to get all the details on getting paid apps for FREE on either platform:http://rosswickman.com/blog/get-paid-mobile-apps-for-freeI've got a couple real nice treats in this real short episode. One of them is getting paid mobile apps for free. These aren't just any apps either; you might want to actually use these.I also discuss future episodes and the many ways you can join the Technically Living Community to make sure you get the topics you are interested in discussed.Do you have a very specific topic you would like address? Send it to me here: http://rosswickman.com/contactA quick note, a majority of items discuss will have screencast and detailed instructions over at my Technology Consulting website Comrade Technology at http://comradetech.com=================================== For show notes and videos about this weeks episode or to request future topics please visit http://rosswickman.com/podcast/tlp3Join our Facebook Group to start discussions and ask questions within our community.If you want to be even more engaged please join the Technically Living Slack Channel.To connect with Ross Wickman please visit any of these links:Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | SnapchatYou can listen and subscribe to Technically Living here:iTunes | Overcast | Stitcher | Google Play | RSSMusic: bensound.com 
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