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Topics from this week’s show
- Google’s Alphabet Shakeup
- American Airlines systems hacked by the Chinese??!
- Older Intel Chips are vulnerable to a fresh exploit
- Lenovo will reinstall Bloatware after you take it off your PC
- Severe Weakness in Android Headset
- Verizon to stop offering subsidized handsets to new customers
- Huntsville could be home to first Spaceport
- Michael tells a story about a friend in need after an attempted hack attack.
- Question from John: Advantages and Disadvantages of having your own email server. How hard is it to setup? Would it cost a lot to setup? The software itself would not be too difficult to setup. The problem would be opening up your network to potential hacks by opening up ports on your router (firewall). Another issue to address is the dynamic nature of residential IPs. Your public IP address assigned by your ISP is subject to change. You could use a service called DynDNS that helps keep this in sync.
- Question from Anonymous: They are having trouble with their wireless connecting dropping out from time to time. They are using AT&T Uverse on a Dell laptop. Michael and the Guru feel that the router (which probably is provided by AT&T) is starting to have issues. We recommend calling Uverse technical support because the hardware will probably need to be swapped out.
- Apple to debut new iPhone, iPad, and AppleTV on September 9th
- MacRumors roundup of possible new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus features/changes MacRumors Video
- Similar look to iPhone 6 and 6 Plus (May be 0.2 mm thicker)
- Aluminum case made of 7000 series aluminum (same material used in Apple Watch Sport)
- New Pink/Rose Gold Color in addition to Space Gray, Silver, and Gold colors
- 12MP rear facing camera (6 and 6 Plus have an 8MP rear facing camera)
- 4K video
- Force Touch Display
- Touch ID improvements
- Sapphire or Gorilla glass display
- Apple A9 processor with 2GB of RAM (6 and 6 Plus have A8 processor and 1GB of RAM)
- Faster LTE Support (300 mb/s)
- Expected Release Mid-September
- Former execs from HTC, Google promise a ‘Friggin’ Awesome’ phone September 1st
- Twitter Releases Periscope Copyright Infringement Data
- FCC issues larges robocalling fine ever against travel marketer
- Rite Aid to start accepting Apple Pay and other mobile payments
- Moto G Review from Engadget – ‘Best Cheap Phone’ again
- Hackers made $100 million on stolen press releases says FBI
- Drones are interfering with Firefighter’s work
- Corvette brake hack via common car gadget
- Jeans that can charge a phone
This Week in Tech History
August 9, 1991 (24 years ago) – Astronauts send the first e-mail from space abroad the Space Shuttle Atlantis. They sent this e-mail using an Apple Macintosh Portable computer using the AppleLink online service. Atlantis astronauts Shannon Lucid and James C. Adamson sent the following message:
Hello Earth! Greetings from the STS-43 Crew. This is the first AppleLink from space. Having a GREAT time, wish you were here,…send cryo and RCS! Hasta la vista, baby,…we’ll be back!
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