Windows 7 nagging, smartphone diagnostics

Tech Talk #102 – Apr 27, 2019 Windows 7 nagging Microsoft won’t stop supporting Windows 7 (Win7) until January of next year, but Win7 machines will soon start seeing popup messages warning of the end of support. After support ends, Win7 computers will be increasingly vulnerable to security problems. Developers will eventually leave those old PCs behind and stop writing software that works on Win7, as we’ve seen with Windows XP. The popup window has

Smartphone location data

Tech Talk #101 – Apr 13, 2019 Everybody wants the location data in your smartphone. Your carrier, your phone’s operating system, even the apps running on your phone. But why? Why does Verizon, AT&T, Apple, Google, or Candy Crush care so much about where you are? You ask the hard questions, don’t you? Okay, here we go. The carriers (Verizon, AT&T, and the rest) need to know where your phone is so they don’t drop