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Power FM Spot For 25th July

This Week In Technology 
in 1990 Microsoft reported profits of 1 billion dollars, this year they lost money for the first time
Talking Point
The Kissenger-A virtual kissing machine - The Kissenger
Apple has Mountain Lion coming on 26th July over 200 new features cost $20.99
Windows 8 coming on Oct 26th , a tablet and a desktop operating system , the biggest change that Windows users will see since we went from Windows 3.1 to Windows 95 , download $40 , DVD $70 
Office 15 coming early 2013 , will not work on Vista and Windows XP 
Tip Of The Week
If you drop your phone in the toilet or in water , remove anything from the phone that you can sim card , battery , then place it in a jar of rice for a few weeks .
It will draw the moisture out.

5AA Segment For 24th July

Discussion Points
  • The text message where people were threatened yesterday – stop believing all this , the false emails etc
  • Stay Smart On Line cost taxpayers over $1,000,000 but have lost 8000 names of subscribers 
Tech Euphemisms
Nybbles and Bytes
These are information storage units 
A nybble is 4 bits
1 byte is 8 bits
Male and Female Ports
A male port has pins, onto which a unit, which has holes, fits. A female port is more common, where there holes into which pins are inserted, like the video port, keyboard port or mouse port on the back of your PC
Packet Sniffing
Is where you can see or capture network traffic 
A dongle is a piece of hardware that attaches to a computer and allows a piece of secured software to run.
With the dongle can come your dongle attachment
A device used to control a video game 
Back Door
Is a means of access to a computer system that bypasses security mechanisms.
If you root your phone it allows you to gain privileged control ( root access ) running the android operating system , the apple equivalent is to jailbreak it 
Tip Of The Week
Microsoft Security Essentials – a free antivirus solution



Problems With Windows Let Microsoft Fix It

If you are having problems with Windows ( 7 , Vista , XP )  and don't want to reinstall ( which should be the preferred solution ) there is a solution from Microsoft 

Microsoft have the Microsoft Fix It Center Online

After installation it will scan your computer to diagnose and repair problems then it will attempt to fix the issues it has found.

This has proved especially effective for me with Windows Update issues on clients computers.

This is well worth a look for some issues but if you are heavily infected with malware/virus then a reinstall of the operating system is your best choice.


5AA Segment For 3rd July

On todays segment we discussed " Google"
Here are the key points:
  • We all use Google for search but remember it is an advertising company
  • Your search is designed for you , dependent on your viewing habits from Google 
  • The ads that appear are based on your viewing and searching on Google
  • Google Chrome the internet browser is fast challenging as the most used internet browser and is a lot more user friendly to tech challenged people.
  • When in Google and your not sure what to type , ask a question “ How do I “ “Who is “
  • Use quotation marks in Google to refine your search “”
  • A Gmail account ( Google’s email solution ) can be your default email account and receive and send emails from your current email address
  • If you don’t have office software on your computer don’t worry , Google has a full office suite built in , they have a word processer , spreadsheet etc ( it’s free)
  • If you have never used Google maps to find an address you are missing out
  • Google own You Tube 
  • Google have operating systems on phones , tablets and computers ( Android ) just like Microsoft and Apple 

Power Fm Spot For 27th June

On This Week In Technology

in 2009 Steve Jobs returned to work at Apple 

Discussion Points

Did you know you have an Facebook email address?

Email sent to your address will end up in Facebook messages

If you get a call from someone telling you they are from Microsoft saying there are problems , infections with your computer , it is a scam and dont give out your credit card details 

App Of The Week

The Art Of Rap

You too can be a rapper