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If you’ve been meaning to score a free copy of Windows 10, the offer expires on July 29th.Not ready to run Windows 10, but want the free software? HowToGeek has some help for you!
Pokeman Go Security? If you're panicking about Pokeman Go having full access to your google account, take a deep breath and relax. Find out why on the show... and remember, you should regularly check your Google account access settings!
DIY Dash Cam For Recording Police? @Ground_Rat tweets, “@patricknorton I'm a person of color & worried about my safety. Could you show howto build a dash camera w/DVR on the show?” We recommend you buy, not build in this situation. We talk about the ACLU's Mobile Justice apps for your phone, why recording audio is smart, the legality of recording police on duty (vs. private citizens), Shannon's SplashETech Mini 0806 dash cam, the Zero Edge Technology Z-Edge Z3, how to set 'em up, and the ACLU's excellent “What to do if you’re stopped by police, immigration agents, or the FBI” guide!
QNAP TAS-268 Android NAS What's Android doing on the 2 drive QNAP TAS-268 NAS? (It also runs QNAP's QTS OS.) How fast is it? Is it easy to set up with its QNAP Qfinder Chrome app? How does it compare to Synology's DS414slim? Watch the video to find out!
Cradlepoint For Backup Internet! Keith writes, In the most recent show someone was looking for a backup network for their regular network that has “issues”. Cradlepoint has cellular products to meet many needs. Among their offerings is a MBR1200B that has automatic failover between the “normal” internet connection and a cellular internet connection providing a higher level of availability." Thanks, Keith!
TP-Link For Backup Internet! Michael has another easy way to default to a mobile connection if your main ISP goes down, "I’ve done this when moving to a new apartment and needed internet for multiple computers (before Charter could hook me up). I enabled the hotspot on my phone and then used a TP-LINK TL-MR3020 3G/4G Wireless N150 Portable Router." Thanks, Michael, and watch the show to find out how it's set up!
Back Up Terabytes Online Cheap! Need to back up terabytes offsite? Donny says "There are a few options that won't break the bank. The one I personally use is the Amazon cloud drive unlimited for $59/year. It is actually 100TB usable. They also have it for $5/year usually on black Friday. I have nearly 30TB I’ve backed up with no issue. I kind of cheat and use a vps ($20/year 6TB/month xfer) that uses acd_cli and encfs to upload and encrypt everything I upload to Amazon." Thanks, Danny!
No Headphone Jack, No Glucose Monitor or Square Reader Stan makes a REALLY good point, "What bugs me is all the talk about music and headphones. I only use Bluetooth BUT what about credit card readers like Smart, PayPal, Coin and others. Or medical devices like the one I use everyday to read my blood glucose. It only works with the headphone jack. If Apple loses the headphone jack, I may be forced, after all these years since 2007, to move to Android." We've got some thoughts on this in the show!
No Headphone Jack Means More DRM??? Tom writes, "I think this is a terrible idea. There's no reason to remove it, as it serves it's purpose quite nicely. One think you didn't mention was how the new method will open the door to DRM on audio files. It will be very easy when using the lightning connector to re-institute DRM, as the file path is now all digital." We're not so sure it means music DRM as much as it means more MFi revenue for Apple!
Do Something Analog! And remember ... once in awhile... put down the phone, step away from the screen, close the laptop... and do something analog, like Nik, and get your gps tracking on for running. Here are some links to help improve Android GPS accuracy from AndroidPit and Backpacker!