June 2007 Show Summaries
June 27, 2007  June 20, 2007  June 13, 2007  June 6, 2007 
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June 27, 2007 Show

Apple released more bug fixes for the Windows version of their Safari browser. Who cares? Michael felt the world does not need another browser for Windows. Hank felt competition is good.

The iPhone is almost here. Michael and Alfred felt with new ground-breaking technology products, it's always better to wait for version 2. If you can't wait, an iPhone will cost $1,800 as you have to pay for a two year contract at $60/month and the phone itself. And there is no getting out of the contract.

To protest the huge increase in royalties for Internet radio see www.savenetradio.org.

Alfred explained the strange terms in an advertisement for a flat panel monitor. The terms "HDCP", "1080p" and "HD LCD" are references to the fact that a computer monitor can also be a televison - if it can accept a DVI, HDMI, or composite signal. The monitor in question, which was 24 inches and wide screen, had a higher screen resolution than the 1080P standard (1280 by 720 pixels) so it could be used for High Definition video. The only difference between a flat panel LCD computer monitor and a flat panel LCD television, is the tuner included in the TV. Since most people use either a cable box or a satellite box for channel tuning, a computer monitor can substitute for a TV.

Listener phone calls. On the show were Hank Kee, Alfred Poor and Michael Horowitz.

Alfred will be speaking to the NYPC User Group on July 19th on ten things the salesperson doesn't tell you when shopping for a High Definition TV. See nypc.org for details.

Next week, Wednesday is July 4th and the show is pre-empted. However, we will be in the studio recording a show that will be made available on our audio archives page, on our home page (where you can listen with a single click - it couldn't be easier) and via podcast.

 

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June 20, 2007 Show

New malicious software has been found on many innocent websites, mostly in Italy. This malware (malicious software) is a big step up in the cat/mouse game of good guys vs. bad guys. David Perry of Trend Micro discussed the problem and solution.

The malware tries to attack multiple bugs in old software on your computer. It looks for known bugs (a.k.a. holes) in Internet Explorer, Firefox