Tech Talk


Analogies

Tech Talk #84 – Aug 18, 2018   Analogies   Technical stuff can be complicated, so I use analogies to help explain technical stuff in ways non-technical people can understand.   CPUs, hard drive space and RAM, browsers and home pages   CPUs   CPU stands for Central Processing Unit, your CPU is the “engine” in your device (computer, smartphone or tablet) that does work.   CPUs are also called processors, because hey, let’s make

Email fun facts and securing your router

Tech Talk #83 – Aug 4, 2018 Email fun facts Email, as we know it, was invented by Ray Tomlinson in 1972 while working as a government contractor on the U. S. Defense Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET.) He used the @ symbol to separate the name of the recipient from the computer holding the recipient’s emails.   OK, here are some email facts: Today, there are 3.7 billion email accounts, worldwide. 269

Fake tech support, cleaning Alexa, and nerd news

Tech Talk #82 – July 21, 2018   Fake tech support scams are on the rise   There are more crooks than ever running fake tech support scams. First it was phone calls, then poisoned pop-ups and hijacked advertising networks, and now social media. When (if) people start to catch on to the scammer’s schemes, they’ll go back to making random phone calls and start the cycle over again. All to try and scare people