Tech Talk


Smishing?

Tech Talk #139 – Sep 26, 2020 Remember when we were young and innocent, and the only thing we had to be on our guard about was phishing emails? You know, the emails from scammers trying to get your login credentials, social security number, credit card info, or some other personal information? Did you ever wonder why it’s called phishing or spelled that way? Way back in the 90s (that’s the 1990s, not the 1890s),

How to remove your data from your smart home speakers

Tech Talk #138 – Sep 12, 2020 For years, it's seemed that when we went bought the latest, fastest computer or phone, as soon as we got it all set up and working, there was suddenly something newer and faster than what we just bought. It happens with smart speakers, too. When you get a new computer or phone, you need to remove all your personal information from your computer or phone before you sell,

What the heck is Microsoft Edge?

Tech Talk #137 – August 29, 2020 Remember Internet Explorer? There were eleven versions of Internet Explorer from 1995 to 2013. Since it was the default internet browser in the most popular computer operating system, Internet Explorer was the most used browser in the world for many years. Eventually, Internet Explorer had competition, first from Mozilla's Firefox browser and then from Google's Chrome browser. Both Firefox and Chrome supported new web standards that Internet Explorer