In the Weeds with Dexter Johnson

In the Weeds with Dexter Johnson

By Dexter Johnson
Quick, unscripted, deep dives into various topics of the technological world. A DexJohn's PC podcast presented by Dexter Johnson meant to empower, educate and inform the masses.
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321: Coronavirus and it's effect on tech.
Coronavirus is sadly underreported on by our governments and it's too important not to ha e a central focus in our current conversation. Additionally, it's causing a butterfly effect in tech ; however, none of these outweigh the human aspect. /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
05:09
February 20, 2020
320: Stay away from folding phones!! (For now....)
Folding phones are popping up from the big names, Samsung and Motorola -- expect a few for companies to throw their names into the hat. However, with the concessions in battery, durability and the exorbitant price tag, this may be a trend you should pass on until further notice. Let's talk about it. /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
05:49
February 18, 2020
319: Revisit old technology ideas!!
Sometimes you to try an app,piece of hardware of our or another technological soulful solution and they may not work, this does not mean forget about them. Let's not marry one solution and forget that there are always other options. /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
04:31
February 16, 2020
318: Healthcare versus Technology.
I want to see technology disrupt healthcare simply because our government isn't willing to do it right, so let someone give it try. /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
06:20
February 9, 2020
317: Iowa, we have a voting app problem!!
Caucus results were supposed to be tallied by a third party app; however, due to login and authentication issues votes had to be counted the old fashioned way. Can the US actually test and build a good voting system that's accessible for all? Sometimes, you have to do the work yourself. /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/5/21122497/iowa-caucus-app-debacle-voting-election-technology Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
08:27
February 6, 2020
316: FCC cracking down on carriers selling location data!
Ajit Pai finally does something good -- let's just hope that it doesn't turn into a slap on the wrist for these carriers selling our location data. /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/31/21117264/fcc-carriers-broke-law-selling-location-verizon-att-tmobile-sprint Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
05:57
February 4, 2020
315: Clearview AI and their facial recognition mess...
Clearview AI has been in the news due to its facial recognition, data scraping and stories of helping law enforcement -- but is facial recognition and law enforcement a good thing? /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/24/21079354/clearview-ai-nypd-terrorism-suspect-false-claims-facial-recognition Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
08:14
January 30, 2020
314: Active noise cancellation explained!
More and more headphone wearers are entering a crossroads, purchase new headphones with active noise cancellation or without -- what are the advantages with the additional cost of this feature? Spoiler: ANC is great. /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_noise_control Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
06:56
January 26, 2020
313: Encrypted iPhones vs The Government, Part 2!
It was just a few years ago when Apple and Tim Cook took on the FBI and users rights to privacy, security and encryption on their personal devices. The government wants to overreach, as usual, and they believe there should be a way in for the "good guys", but what's stopping those bad guys from also getting in? Apple is having mud thrown at it in an attempt to pull at the heartstrings of all Americans. Here's to hoping you can see through this act and stand up for all of our rights. /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/1/13/21064271/barr-apple-iphone-alshamrani-pensacola Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
13:43
January 22, 2020
312: Tesla unintended acceleration?
Smart lights, plugs, TVs and now are cars have smarts. Sometimes our things just need to be "dumb" and with Tesla bring cited as having unintended accelerations, let's push the case for less smart and more "dumb". /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://techcrunch.com/2020/01/20/tesla-calls-claims-of-unintended-acceleration-in-nhtsa-petition-completely-false/ Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
06:32
January 21, 2020
311: Do you trust Boeing at this point?
737 Max? Does that name sound familiar? This is the same plane that has been grounded after causing 346 deaths worldwide and now it has a software flaw that can prevent takeoff. As consumers we have to demand extensive public proof and testing that these planes will NOT fail due to software. Software is here to help, but also planes and automobiles work quite fine without fancy software wizardry. /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/18/boeing-finds-new-737-max-software-flaw/ Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
04:55
January 21, 2020
310: Hands off the US Grid!!
With tensions high with Iran, it's been noted that state hackers may go after our electrical grid. Who can this affect and what else can we do to protect ourselves? /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.wired.com/story/iran-apt33-us-electric-grid/https://www.wired.com/story/iran-apt33-us-electric-grid/ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_grid Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
05:42
January 14, 2020
309: Uber kicked out of Columbia? This isn't Uber's problem...
Technology has been the disrupter of our ages. A traditional company comes along and does something great but gets stagnant and doesn't care about it's customers, suddenly an upstart creates and app and simply does "it" better -- whether it's Amazon, Google, Uber or anyone. This isn't the fault of the tech -- perhaps these traditional companies need to get with the times or better yet, do better. /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/11/uber-leaving-colombia/ Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
06:05
January 12, 2020
308: Google Assistant updates for privacy and features!!
Apple, Google and Amazon all got caught with their hands in the cookie jar last year by allowing humans to review voice data -- to no one's surprise (at least not mine). This year Google is working to make Assistant more private and more feature-rich. I'm excited! /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://gizmodo.com/google-assistant-now-more-helpful-around-the-house-and-1840846201 Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
08:22
January 8, 2020
307: CES 2020 | Sony releases a concept car?
Expect the unexpected at CES. Sony gave us a bit more than PlayStation this go around with an all new concept vehicle loaded with technology. /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/6/21054270/sony-vision-s-electric-concept-car-ev-announcement-ces-2020 Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
05:08
January 8, 2020
306: The 2020 Tech Cleanup!!
It's the new year and instead of waiting for spring to clean, begin the new year by decluttering your digital Life! I've got some times for you, delete your old unused accounts, cleanup your cloud storage, get rid of unneeded hardware and apps -- this will make your technological life better and easier! /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
09:14
January 6, 2020
305: Get the most from your streaming dollars!!
Analysts are predicting a streaming war in 2020, it won't be between Netflix on Hulu -- it'll be on us, our dollars and our attention. /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
04:02
January 5, 2020
304: Trying AirPods Pro!!
Trying AirPods Pro was absolutely amazing, but will it make me send my Powerbeats Pro to the trash? /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
05:03
January 2, 2020
303: ISP held liable for user downloads??
Cox is being held liable, $ 1 billion dollars worth of liability to be exact, for users illegally downloading music. Should they be anything other than a dumb pipe? I suggest that we all hide our traffic using a VPN regardless of what we're doing online as ISPs have no right to snoop on our browsing behavior. /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/12/cox-communications-hit-with-1-billion-verdict-over-music-piracy/ Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
08:55
December 23, 2019
302: Apple, Google and Amazon teaming up for smarthome tech!!
Did you ever think this would happen? Even though it's been something that's needed to happen for our sanity sake and to better the consumer market it's taken far too long; however, the big 3 and the Zigbee Alliance are working to make a centralized development protocol for smart home devices aimed at privacy and security. This is a big deal. /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/12/apple-google-and-amazon-team-up-for-joint-smart-home-standard/ Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
06:33
December 19, 2019
301: Instagram wants to stop it before it starts!
Instagram is rolling out a feature that will warn users if their captions contain anything offensive -- very good first steps. Will we see other social networks adopt this? /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/16/instagram-warns-about-bullying-captions/ Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
03:19
December 16, 2019
THANK YOU: 300 Episodes in!!
I am bkwon away by the support and listens over the past 2 years! Here's to many more episodes of empowering everyone in this technological world we live in!
03:05
December 16, 2019
300: Death to robocalls!!
No one likes robocalls, especially robocalls spreading fall information. What did California and the FCC do? Impose a $10 million fine. Way to go.... Way to go. /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/12/21013168/fcc-robocaller-fine-amount-ajit-pai-federal-communications-commission Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
04:01
December 13, 2019
299: Amazon upset over government contract loss!!
Amazon lost the JEDI (Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure) contract to Microsoft earlier this year and their laywers allege that Donald Trump unsurprisingly had something to do with it? Is this true? I argue that large tech conglomerates shouldn't even be in this space at all because it can cause a conflict of interest. /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/12/amazon-sues-dod-claims-trumps-improper-pressure-blocked-cloud-contract-win/ Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
07:52
December 10, 2019
298: AI aiding in spotting distracted drivers?
This is a good thing, so good it's scary. An Australian state is deploying AI to help prevent distracted drivers from ruining our roads. Expect to see this in other countries -- texting and driving can wait. /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/4/20994959/ai-automated-surveillance-australia-drivers-texting Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
04:31
December 5, 2019
297: YouTube TV Overview and Review
What makes YouTube TV great? Is it the best overall cord-cutting solution for live TV? I think so. /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.pcmag.com/review/352926/youtube-tv Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
11:40
December 1, 2019
296: Motorola Razr 2019!!! Let's fold it!
Brand new for 2019, a reinvisioned Motorola Razr with an exceptionally designed folding display. Do they have what it takes to bring folding devices mainstream? /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/13/20963294/motorola-razr-new-foldable-smartphone-android-hands-on-flip-phone-photos-video Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
06:35
November 27, 2019
295: Tesla Cybertruck!!!
The future is literally here in every way. Tesla's latest vehicle offering, coming in 2022, Cybertruck gives you 0-60 speeds in under 3 seconds, a tough as nails exterior, shatter resistant glass and more. All in a futuristic, odd, cool, crazy shell that has a similar stance as the Ford F-150. /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/21/tesla-unveils-its-cybertruck/ Video: https://youtu.be/m7atGkba-Z8 Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
05:34
November 22, 2019
294: Powerbeats Pro are all systems GO!!
At $249, the Powerbeats Pro may be the best truly wireless earbuds for iPhone that you can buy. These earphones feature the same seamless connecting experience as with AirPods, great fit with hooks onto your ear and fantastic battery life. These have truly changed how I think about headphones. /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
07:28
November 20, 2019
293: Netflix and Disney....
Let's talk about the state of Netflix with Disney+ officially out and millions are subscribed already. /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
05:07
November 19, 2019
292: New 16" MacBook Pro Impressions
A new 16" MacBook Pro has been released with an updated touchbad and keyboard design (of course). Here are my thoughts. /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
06:27
November 17, 2019
291: Why is Google collecting your health data?
Here we go again!! When will companies stop spying and overstepping their boundaries? Google....I want to have faith in you, but secret data collection projects do not fly. /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://mashable.com/article/google-ascension-health-care-data/ Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
05:23
November 15, 2019
290: Imagine a national data privacy and security bill...
What would a national data privacy and security bill look like? In the United States and all over the world consumers are having their rights taken away from them as companies and governments alike take at of nonexistent or lackadaisical laws on the security of our data. Let's outline what that book may look like. /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
13:43
November 13, 2019
289: Why Cord-cutting is different NOW..
Back when the cord-cutting trend first started, Netflix was cheap and still had DVDs, live TV streaming services didn't exist and we also didn't live in a society where every company wanted to have a streaming service. /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
10:13
November 11, 2019
288: DNA data shared with cops??
Data is more valuable than gold. Unfortunately, authorities often try to reach into the digital realm often for investigations and this involves harvesting the data for ALL users, not just potential guilty parties. Protect yourself. /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/11/search-warrant-overrides-1m-users-choice-not-to-share-dna-with-cops/ Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
06:50
November 10, 2019
287: Shutting down malicious apps on Google Play!
Way to go Google! A healthy ecosystem needs to be monitored, maintained and cared for -- bringing in help to get bad actors out of the Play Store is a good thing and we all should be happy for the state of Android moving forward. /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/6/20952333/google-android-app-defense-alliance-eset-lookout-zimperium-bad-apps-play-store Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
03:10
November 7, 2019
286: Facebook allowing LIES in political ads?
How low can one company go? Scandal after scandal, idiotic move after idiotic move. Facebook is allowing politicians to lie in paid ads because their lies are "newsworthy" -- yet again, a large platform is abdicating any responsibility in potential fallout from things seen on its platform. Why are people using Facebook again? /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/10/facebook-ads-biden-misinformation/ For political fact checking: https://www.politifact.com/ an excellent non-profit aimed enlightening voters. Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
09:08
October 31, 2019
285: AirPods Pro!
A huge update to AirPods had been silently released, with a much needed more customizable fit. Find out what makes pro version of AirPods"pro". /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/28/20936454/apple-airpods-pro-new-release-date-price-noise-cancellation-design-immersive-sound Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
05:57
October 30, 2019
284: Google and Fitbit sitting in a tree...
Alphabet, the parent company of Google, is in talks to acquire Fitbit. Nothing is concrete, but what will Google gain from this if they can actually manage it? /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.engadget.com/2019/10/28/alphabet-may-buy-fitbit/ Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
05:24
October 30, 2019
283: Smart Displays and You!!
How can a smart display change how you ambiently compute? Besides giving you a doorway into how your assistant thinks, having that dashboard or smart home command center might be enough to push you over the edge! /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
08:55
October 28, 2019
282: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint & T-Mobile are planning something!
CCMI is a new RCS standard, that the big four want to implement, without Google, which is pushing RCS itself. It includes many features but notably, encryption is excluded. /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links from this episode: https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/24/20931202/us-carriers-rcs-cross-carrier-messaging-initiative-ccmi-att-tmobile-sprint-verizon Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
08:28
October 25, 2019
281: Made by Google 2019 | Pixel 4, Nest Mini, Stadia and more!!
Made by Google 2019 gave us new devices and service updates to the Google ecosystem including the highly leaked Pixel 4! /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links: Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
24:21
October 18, 2019
280: Tesla Centers?? | Shaking up the industry.
Automakers are afraid of Tesla, governments love oil -- what's new? /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links: https://www.engadget.com/2019/10/12/tesla-centers-leak/ Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
07:42
October 13, 2019
279: Tech "fake" news
Fake news has proliferated the earth, often misunderstood and miscategorized as "anything I don't like". If and only if a piece of news is designed to deliberately misinform or hoax should it be considered fake. What can tech do? Join me in this thought experiment. /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links: https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/tech-companies-struggle-human-side-fake-news-n857426 Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
08:03
October 10, 2019
278: Android to standardize USB-C Power Delivery!!
Thank you Google!! Having standards isn't bad, it provides for a great user experience across the vast amount of devices underneath the Android umbrella. This is a good thing because USB type-C is a mess. /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ /\/\/\/\/\ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links: https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/7/20902889/google-android-digital-wellbeing-parental-controls-usb-c-pd-charging-requirements Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
05:26
October 9, 2019
277: California cares about deepfakes!
Thanks California for setting an example. Recently Governor Newsom signed a law that will punish those that create deepfakes published with the intent to misguide. This is a great step forward, but California cannot be the only state to do it! || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links: https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/7/20902884/california-deepfake-political-ban-election-2020 Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
05:59
October 7, 2019
276: Water-resistance vs Waterproof! They ARE different!
Misleading headlines really bug me and reading article after article touting a phone or similar device as being waterproof and just wrong -- simple. Waterproof devices don't need IP ratings, because they're just impervious to the stuff; however, water-resistant devices need these ratings to show the difference in levels of exposure that they can be subject to. Don't be fooled my friends. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links: Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
08:17
October 2, 2019
275: YouTube Music, the default Android music player!!
It's been in the works, but as of Android 10, YouTube Music now takes the place of Google Play Music as the platform's defacto music player. It's clunky but it's there. What are you using? || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links: https://gizmodo.com/sorry-google-play-music-youtube-music-is-now-androids-1838571549 Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
02:39
September 29, 2019
274: Is Google Play Pass equal to Apple Arcade plus apps?
Essentially. Google Play Pass is capitaliizing on Apple Arcadd by attemtping to one up them by offering apps as well. There are so many reasons why this is a great idea!! || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links: https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/10/20859976/google-play-pass-apple-arcade-competitor-confirmed Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
07:45
September 26, 2019
273: Apple Watch Series 5 Impressions!!
If you have an Apple Watch Series 3 and earlier or another tracking wearable, it may be time to upgrade. Alwayo display truly makes this latest iteration the primary wearable an iOS user should buy.
13:38
September 24, 2019
272: iOS 13 has bugs but Apple Arcade is GREAT!!
iOS 13 was rushed, this is no secret so b aware if you update to it; however, it brings interesting new features such as: enhanced Bluetooth controls, dark mode, animoji stickers, FaceID speed improvements and a huge shake up to gaming, Apple Arcade!
09:06
September 21, 2019
271: Stop the swatting!!
When you're an adult, you behave as an adult. There's no need to get upset over online interactions and games -- swatting is juvenile. That's exactly what happened, unfortunately, to one Young man that led to guys untimely and uncalled for death. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links: https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/09/14/us/swatting-sentence-casey-viner/index.html Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
07:31
September 17, 2019
270: Cord-cutting hurts the big boys!
Consumers have a RIGHT to watch what they want and how they want it -- we are the ones paying for it, right? Additionally, we shouldn't have to pay for channels that we don't watch, which is why we've seen huge upticks in popularity of streaming services. With that being said, AT&T's acquisition of DirecTV hasn't been playing out too well. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/09/att-expects-to-lose-another-1-1-million-tv-subscribers-this-quarter/ Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
07:22
September 12, 2019
269: YouTube kid-friendly content rules | Understandable, but concerned.
Precedent is key. Creators deserve to be creative, but kids really shouldn't be targeted (no one should be over targeted to the extent that we are today). With this mentality of making everything PC should we worry about creating content in the future? || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Links: https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/11/20856715/youtube-creators-channel-pivot-demonetization-ftc-fine-google-childrens-content-toys-games Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
07:03
September 11, 2019
268: THE 2019 Apple iPhone Event Recap
The definitive 2019 Apple iPhone Event recap is here. There's nothing drastic, but the direction Apple is taking with all of their products screams maturity and polish. Let's get into it! || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
17:21
September 11, 2019
Special: Happy Birthday Sega Dreamcast!!!
A pioneering video game console, which was simply ahead of it's time, let's talk about my favorite console of all time, Sega Dreamcast!!
06:11
September 9, 2019
267: Porsche goes electric, meet Taycan!
Porsche puts it's chips in the electric vehicle space with the 2020 Porsche Taycan!! What makes this thing cool!? Read more here: https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/2020-porsche-taycan-official-debut-price/ || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
09:02
September 9, 2019
266: Old Facebook data exposed online!?
419 million records, tied to Facebook accounts, have been exposed and subsequently taken down. This breach includes 133 million users from the US and included phone numbers, names, genders and more. What's worse is that we know nothing about the who or why this data was pulled. You should really consider pulling the plug on your Facebook account. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
03:34
September 5, 2019
265: Facebook testing removing like counts?? I "like" it
That dopamine hit is something we naturally get when someone likes a status update from us on social media; however, it's a double-edged sword here because while it's nice to receive affirmation -- it simply adds to us being addicted to social media instead of actually living our lives. Read more here: https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/02/facebook-hiding-like-counts-test/ || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
05:11
September 3, 2019
264: New goodies from Apple coming soon!
Apple's fall event is upon us? What do you think they'll have in store? Read more here: https://gizmodo.com/yup-were-getting-some-new-iphones-soon-1837709410 || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
03:01
August 29, 2019
263: Deported over social media??
If you do not understand the tech, you shouldn't be in a position to make decisions from it. Why should someone get deported over social media posts of those that they are connected to? We all know individuals with opinions different from our own and we shouldn't be punished for it. Read more here: https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/27/student-deported-based-on-friends-social-media/ || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
06:56
August 28, 2019
262: Apple Card is Viable, Hopping In.
I signed up for Apple Card, it's a thing and I think it's a good thing for those with decent credit, looking for a new line of credit to jump into. With all of the tie-ins with iOS and cashbacks options -- I like this deal. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
08:25
August 26, 2019
261: Police partnership with Amazon Ring doorbells?
|| Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Read more here about this mysterious Ring and police partnership: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/08/dont-call-our-surveillance-products-surveillance-ring-tells-police/ Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
05:58
August 24, 2019
260: What does "Pro" mean??
It seems that every technology manufacturer wants to slap "Pro" in the name of their product. Is this just an excuse to charge consumers extra money? || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend! Intro music details: Track: Pure — KV [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus Watch: https://youtu.be/6q57kOJuJRc Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/Pure
05:12
August 22, 2019
259: Note 10 Details and First Impressions!!
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is available for pre-order and this device is packing a serious punch. Screaming quality, this device is essentially all screen with the most promising Samsung Dex experience that we've seen. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
10:22
August 14, 2019
258: Disney gives us a streaming bundle...
Yet... another... streaming bundle. Is anyone getting subscription fatigue yet? While this does seem promising, will this make you drop another service? Read more here: https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/6/20757626/disney-plus-espn-hulu-bundle-price-date-streaming-service || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
03:23
August 8, 2019
257: Identifying criminals isn't Facebook's problem, it lies with the government.
Stop passing the buck. To say that social media networks should do a better job at identifying terrorist is laughable -- we need our government to step up.
03:56
August 5, 2019
256: Siri recordings are ALSO heard by human ears.
Siri is not immune to having it's recordings analyzed, similar to Amazon and Google's digital assistants. This should come to not surprise of anyone, who wants a better digital assistant -- it can't get better without real people. The issue here is Apple putting itself on it's usual more private than thou pedestal.
03:25
July 31, 2019
255: Be thankful for the tech around you!!
Year after year, we hear rumors of new devices and tech and during that same time we hear reasons why they're not good or even boring. Let's stop being numb to the great technological advancements that are around us and grow to appreciate them as they continue to shape and change our world, oftentimes for the better. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
05:20
July 25, 2019
254: One company to rule them all?
This should be a nightmare to every consumer. Sure, having one place to go that has all of your services and apps is great, but competition helps force these companies to be better and allows for movement as we wish between competitors. We need competition that's not mandated by the government but by us, the consumer.
09:32
July 22, 2019
253: FaceApp and your privacy!!
You've seen it all down your timelines, your friends looking a but older. Let's talk about what's happening to your data and if you're ok with it! Facial recognition and bias is a thing and I certainly don't want this data to fall into the wrong hands. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
06:35
July 18, 2019
252: Be empowered in the technological world!!
YOU -- yes, you, can do it. Lots of tech problems or issues arise that I've worked on to completion and with that comes experience, but I didn't gain that experience by shying away, I gained it by embracing the challenge. You too can become better at technology by trying it out and stepping away from that veil!! || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
05:06
July 13, 2019
251: Nintendo Switch Lite is coming soon!!
Starting off at $199 the Nintendo Switch Lite may be the gaming system you've been wanting. Read more here: https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/10/nintendo-switch-lite-price-launch-date/ || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
02:58
July 11, 2019
250: Apps stealing even after they've been told not to?
Over 1000 Android apps are collecting your information even after you deny permission. This is not ok and Google will be fixing this in an Android update. Read more here: https://www.cnet.com/news/more-than-1000-android-apps-harvest-your-data-even-after-you-deny-permissions/ || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
05:47
July 9, 2019
249: Bluetooth is your friend!! Be safe...
Friends don't let friends drive distracted. It's 2019 and we have too much technology at our fingertips that can help us avoid the need of touching our mobile devices while we're behind the wheel, we just need to practice utilizing it. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
04:08
July 3, 2019
248: A solar powered car??
Let's talk about the Lightyear One, more can be read here: https://www.engadget.com/2019/06/25/solar-powered-car-lightyear-one/ . Don't expect the One to be an answer to all of the world's problems, but it's a step in the right direction -- we just need to keep making them before it's too late. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
05:26
June 26, 2019
247: Class action for AT&T, well deserved!!
Adminstrative frees are for what exactly? We don't know and AT&T has some explaining to do regarding it. Read more here: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/06/att-sued-over-hidden-fee-that-raises-mobile-prices-above-advertised-rate/ || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
03:25
June 24, 2019
246: Looking into the Black Mirror of our tech future!!
Technology is great, but it can also be scary, let's make sure that we reel this in while we still can ensure that there is no bias or any other massive failures baked in to our technological future. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
05:38
June 19, 2019
245: Is Sign in with Google that bad? No.
Every since Apple unveiled Sign in with Apple at WWDC, analysts, who primarily cover Apple, are automatically writing off any other option. While I wouldn't recommend Sign in with Facebook to anyone, Google's version deserves some merit because they let you audit access from a convenient dashboard and you always know what access you're giving before it's done. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
07:10
June 13, 2019
244: Hate speech and online communities
There is no room for hate speech, whether that's online or offline. YouTube had a run-in with this this week, read more here: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/08/business/the-week-in-business-youtube-oil-mexico-trade.html We have to do better! Communities need to have better rules while the users need to accept responsibilities for their actions online.|| Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
04:25
June 11, 2019
243: Apple WWDC Keynote Recap | Exciting Updates!!
Apple's Worldwide Developer conference keynotes always provide us with a glimpse into the future for Apple's platforms. The 2019 keynote did NOT disappoint -- Apple TV, Watch, iOS, iPad OS and Mac updates are nothing short of exciting, compelling and gives us reason to anticipate these updates in the fall. At this point, the "best" simply gets better. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
16:45
June 4, 2019
242: Huawei Ban and consumers | What it means for US?
Huawei is in quite the predicament. The US and Donald Trump believes that are a bad entity because of their ties in with China -- but are they? What does this mean for consumers and what does it mean for Huawei if they are in fact, NOT a bad company? || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
08:56
June 1, 2019
241: What are deepfakes?
Deepfakes are pictures and video that have been superimposed to present themselves as truthful and reliable when the author used a technological means to create them -- meaning they are fake and the subject likely has little to no knowledge of it's existence. This will create and cause problems. See the Samsung AI Labs paper here: https://twitter.com/dmitryulyanovml/status/1131155659305705472?s=21 || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
03:58
May 29, 2019
240: Why are tech companies punished for thinking different?
There's always a congressman being open arms, a reviewer upset or someone with an ill-advised post regarding a tech companies latest implementation of a new feature. Can we sit back and try to examine what they want to do instead of largely criticizing them for once so that we can do better and be better? Read about the latest Tesla drama via Consumer Reports here: https://arstechnica.com/cars/2019/05/consumer-reports-latest-autopilot-far-less-competent-than-a-human/ || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
06:59
May 23, 2019
239: How Trump's trade "war" affects the technological world.
Sometimes people think it's all about them, in this case it's all about YOUR pockets. This trade war doesn't just hurt opposing countries, it hurts the consumers in those countries because fit the bill. It's not right and I want you to see the bigger picture. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
05:34
May 20, 2019
238: Proton Mail stops the phishers!!
Proton Mail aims a providing a secure, privacy focused email service through the means of end to end encryption but hackers always want to get in on the inside. Let's talk about phishing and how they managed to stop it. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
04:21
May 17, 2019
237: Practical Smarthome: Say 'NO' to smartlocks!
Smartlocks control access to your home and in an age where vulnerabilities run amuck, please put some thought into whether or not this item is for you. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
06:20
May 14, 2019
236: Google I/O 2019 Key Takeaways
Google I/O 2019 was kicked off with a bang. News about search, devices, Assistant and more with a privacy focused undertone. Good job, Google. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
10:24
May 9, 2019
235: Building the practical smarthome!
Building some smarts into your home can sound daunting, but most importantly -- it is fun as long and you do what's best for you and your budget. I lay out the 4 thought experiments to go on to ensure your smarthome meets your needs. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
05:24
May 5, 2019
234: Finally Google let's us auto delete activity data!!
It's been a long time coming, but Google will finally allow us to auto delete location and activity data after 3 or 18 months. More and more companies are stepping up to the plate and giving us control. Read more here: https://gizmodo.com/google-introduces-new-feature-to-auto-delete-your-locat-1834453115 || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
02:10
May 2, 2019
233: The Galaxy Fold Crumbled and no one cares!!
The Galaxy Fold made a stink last week in the tech world, but will people living outside of the tech world care? || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
03:39
May 2, 2019
232: Google's Pixel Problem....
An expensive device that simply doesn't hold up over time. Someone has to call these guys out -- sure, the camera is great, but if your device lags why should we pay this premium for it? || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
04:30
April 25, 2019
231: How tech can make our planet greener! (Happy Earth Day)
In honor of Earth Day, let's think of ways that we can use tech to do more than just create an app -- how about saving our planet? || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
05:10
April 23, 2019
230: Microsoft rightfully cautious with facial recognition tech!!
Microsoft is thankfully being very cautious with it's facial recognition technology and opting to NOT hand it over to California police. Good job Microsoft, good job. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
05:15
April 19, 2019
229: Here we go again, Verizon...
Verizon raising in-store fees is as fickle as you can be and while it's understandable, it's simply another way that carriers continue to undermine and nickel and dime it's customers at any chance it gets. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
03:59
April 18, 2019
228: Net Neutrality passes the House!!
This is one small step! We must remember that we're dealing with a regime and FCC that wants to be as hands-off as possible. Let's hope they understand that some regulation IST bad and it protects the consumers that THEY work for, that pay THEIR salaries -- let's hope we look at this from a consumer standpoint instead of one from the view of big business. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
04:41
April 15, 2019
227: Be happy that humans help Alexa!
Recent reports show that humans listen to voice recordings passed to Amazon's Echo devices (Google and Apple also allow this) but not for nefarious reasons, they listen to help parse, understand and categorize recordings and understand nuance. We should be happy about this, because as we all know bias is a real thing that AI when left untethered may introduce -- in short your assistant may not recommend the proper things or may group what you say inappropriately. Read more here: https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/10/18305378/amazon-alexa-ai-voice-assistant-annotation-listen-private-recordings || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
04:34
April 11, 2019
226: Let's save OUR Internet!! #NetNeutraility
Our current terrible FCC has fought hard to make the internet a business where companies thrive by throttling and prioritizing companies where ISPs should act as a dumb pipe and act as a service for all of us. Today, the Save the Internet Act (https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1644/all-info) is making its round in hopes of reversal and to bring back those good old 2010 days of the FCC Open Internet Order (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/FCC_Open_Internet_Order_2010). If you don't care, you should. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
04:34
April 9, 2019
225: Do "they" know how to regulate the internet? Short answer, no
The government has NO IDEA how to regulate the internet and the firms that are on it, which is why we see BS proposal after BS proposal. These proposals are often short-sighted and can stifle innovation due to lawmakers intense lack of understanding about the products and services. Read about a new proposal here: https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/08/uk-sets-out-safety-focused-plan-to-regulate-internet-firms/ || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
06:32
April 8, 2019
224: What peak smartphone means for consumers..
Everyone has a smartphone, but how will creators and the like attack our pockets next? || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
03:25
April 5, 2019
223: Gripes with Apple TV+
No one hates Apple TV+, in fact, it's good to see a different take on streaming; however, just because you have big names and a concept does not automatically propel your service ahead of anyone else's. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
06:51
April 4, 2019
222: Motion Picture Academy upset at Netflix?
Netflix has made a tremendous difference on how we watch movies, for the picture, but is the academy upset that movies that don't appear in theaters can win awards? Steven Spielberg seems to think so behind closed doors -- but he should take a step back and understand the medium, like every other, is changing and either change with it or move on. Read more here: https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/02/doj-netflix-oscars/ || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
03:32
April 3, 2019
221: Apple News+, Apple Card, Apple Arcade & Apple TV+, Recap Edition
Apple brought it big and signified that it's focus will now be on services as these are the markets that it can now capitalize on since the smartphone and tablet market have reached a high saturation point. The services introduced today have a range of start dates and a range of levels of pretentiousness. Do you see yourself subscribing to anything new? || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
20:45
March 26, 2019
220: Tech monopolies killing us?
Lack of movement, differentiation and madness causes by only a few companies being viable in the technology space. It's not good, it's probably big-business and anti-consumer. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
04:48
March 24, 2019
219: Disc-free XBox easing us into streaming??
We're months away from a disc-free XBox experience. At this point it makes sense, considering the fact that many games are pure digital downloads. With the introduction of Google Stadia, Google's game streaming platform, will streaming be the next move of this Xbox and future consoles? || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
03:15
March 22, 2019
218: Google Stadia, a new cloud gaming platform!!
Google Stadia is announced!! Meet Google's new cloud focused gaming platform without the updates, downloads and hassles of a normal platform. Did I mention that it's packing more power than PS4 and XBox One X? Read more here: https://store.google.com/magazine/stadia || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
07:34
March 19, 2019
217: The new iPads are coming!!
Today, the Apple Store went down -- we all know what this means, updates to hardware of some kind. Today, we got a new iPad Air and a new iPad Mini, both rocking the latest A12 processors and featuring Apple Pencil support (albeit 1st Gen Apple Pencil support). || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
03:38
March 18, 2019
216: Tesla Model Y
The lineup is complete. Tesla just unveiled the Model Y, which looks like a cross between Model 3 and Model X. The future of electric cars continues to look better and better. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
03:23
March 15, 2019
215: "Political Correctness" killing online communities??
It's 2019 and being politically correct in a diverse world is hard. You can't like, post or suggest something online without the fear of getting reported, blocked or ostracized from a community. Everyone is so stuck in their stupid bubbles that anything they see that's different is harmful and offensive -- it's stupid. And while on a personal scale it's ok to have your own opinions; however, when large companies such as YouTube shut down comment sections (better known informally as communities) for channels, things can get shaky. Read more here: https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/7/18250689/youtube-family-vloggers-comments-sections-minors-predator-behavior-monetization || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
06:58
March 12, 2019
214: 2019 iPad to still use TouchID?
Costs matter, but why won't Apple switch all devices to the new hotness. I argue whether FaceID is truly better than TouchID. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
04:32
March 11, 2019
213: Facebook focusing on privacy?
Don't believe it until you see it. Mark Zuckerberg wants Facebook to increase it's stance on privacy; however, what reason do we have to believe them? They've have breach after breach and scandal after scandal -- I suggest you don't trust them until you see the fruits of their labor. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
03:55
March 7, 2019
212: NSA Data Collection to stop? Don't believe it.
The USA Freedom Act, which allows the lovely men and women of the NSA to harvest Americans call data, will be expiring at the end of 2019. Does this mean there are no alternatives although the NSA claims they haven't utilized the system in 6 months -- I wouldn't believe it. Read more here: https://www.engadget.com/2019/03/05/nsa-mass-phone-surveillance-program-end/ || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
04:52
March 5, 2019
211: Can't opt out of Facebook phone number lookup??
Two factor authentication, which is used to secure accounts, is straight up getting abused by Facebook in a case where they have your number, they are utilizing it for lookup in a way that reminds you of the White Pages of old -- this has to stop. Read more here: https://techcrunch.com/2019/03/03/facebook-phone-number-look-up/ || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
06:28
March 4, 2019
210: 5G Chronicles | Proposed Speed Differences
5G is supposed to top out at being 10x faster than 4G, but will it matter in the real world? Network congestion is still a thing. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
06:17
March 1, 2019
209: Nest "Not-so" Secure had a mic?
Why weren't we informed about this? If there is a microphone in any consumer facing product, especially one connected to the internet, the consumer should be notified -- in this case, Google forgot, so that makes it ok, right? Big fat no!! Read more here: https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/20/google-nest-secure-mic-forgot/ || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
05:05
February 28, 2019
208: Apex Legends, What makes it different?
Apex Legends is quickly rising in popularity at the expense (somewhat) of it's counterparts PUBG and Fortnite, what does it mean for this industry of battle royale type games? Do the gamers have to pick sides or will everyone always migrate to the next big thing? || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
05:30
February 26, 2019
207: Comments to get creators in trouble?
Apparently tech platforms can't control their comments so the creators are to blame! This is how it is going to be for YouTube creators and I cannot fathom how this makes any sense at all. Read more here: https://www.thedailybeast.com/youtube-stars-panic-as-site-pulls-ads-over-concerns-about-pedophile-comments || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
03:49
February 25, 2019
206: Samsung Unpacked 2019!!
Folding devices, new Galaxy S devices with NO notch, near wearables and innovation all in one place -- what more could we ask for? Read more here: https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/20/18231545/samsung-galaxy-s10-event-biggest-announcements-folding-phone-5g-cameras-buds || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
13:02
February 21, 2019
205: Amazon buys home wifi company, Eero
Eero is known for being a fantastic home mesh wifi solution with a focus on ease of use and privacy, but what pitfalls are there when a company like Amazon aquires them? Read more here: https://www.wired.com/story/amazon-eero-smart-home/ || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
04:42
February 19, 2019
204: Apple wants 50% from publishers??
In the rumored upcoming Apple News subscription service (I'm tired of subscriptions, too) Apple wants 50% of revenue generated by publishers adding content. Not only is this bad for publishers, think of the ramifications of a walked garden approach to reading? Brainwashing anyone? Read more here: https://www.theverge.com/interface/2019/2/13/18222498/apple-news-publisher-deal-50-percent-lol || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
06:29
February 14, 2019
203: Spotify makes podcast push with acquisitions!!
Spotify has bought Gimlet and Anchor in an attempt to push itself more into the podcast space. I think that this is great for the companies involved, hopefully giving them more buzz in the industry; however, Spotify better not screw end users by walling them in into yet another "ecosystem" no one asked for. Read more here: https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/06/spotify-doubles-down-on-podcasts/ || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
06:26
February 11, 2019
202: Google v NYPD??
The NYPD is upset because it believes that Waze and Google Maps DUI checkpoints on maps impede and interfere with traffic stops. Does it? Or does it make drivers safer by informing them of a potential interaction with the police? Read more here: https://www.businessinsider.com/google-dui-checkpoints-on-maps-and-waze-nypd-2019-2 || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
05:51
February 8, 2019
201: Year of the Linux desktop!!
Let's claim it Linux fans! Let's inform others about our favorite open source operating system and show friends and family that they can be proud of free software and provide more exposure to the community. Visit http://www.distrowatch.com to find a distribution that fits you! || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
06:30
February 7, 2019
Thank YOU for 200 episodes!!
In little over a year the In the Weeds podcast has come a long way and I have nothing more than the upmost gratitude and thanks to YOU, the listeners and followers of this podcast. The mission remains the same, to educate, inform and demistfy this wonderful world of technology that's here to stay. Here's to 200 more! Be sure to let me know what things you like me to cover, continue having fun and tell your friends and family -- I'd love to have them aboard. Until we talk again 😊.
03:05
February 5, 2019
200: Microsoft won the SuperBowl!
Microsoft actually won this year's SuperBowl, not the New England Patriots -- why? Their new adaptive controller, which was released September of 2018 brings us all together to allow those with impairments to play. This is a beautiful thing, because many of us take grabbing a controller and gaming for granted, but this aims to level that playing field and allow our special friends to play with us. Read more here: https://www.businessinsider.com/xbox-adaptive-controller-super-bowl-ad-microsoft-2019-2 || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
04:13
February 5, 2019
199: Whats the next "big thing"?
Short story, I don't know, but I doubt you do either. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
03:47
February 4, 2019
198: Facebook did nothing wrong!!
We jump at the moment where we feel like we can call someone out over stealing a user's data -- but what about when they're knowingly giving it up for research and even getting paid for it? I pull your privacy card here. Read more here: https://venturebeat.com/2019/01/30/facebook-to-pull-controversial-data-collection-app-for-ios/ || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
04:27
January 31, 2019
197: Tim Cook, shut the FaceTime up!!
FaceTime in the latest version of iOS currently has a serious flaw in which during group FaceTime, you can hear the end recipient before they accept the call prompting many viable concerns. However, Tim Cook cannot get off of his privacy soapbox for one second. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
07:01
January 30, 2019
196: Facebook to unify messaging?
What does this mean for users and most importantly our privacy? Facebook had a rough 2018 and this doesn't sound like the best way to kick off 2019. Read more here: https://www.axios.com/facebook-master-plan-for-messaging-uniting-whatsapp-instagram-messenger-a6d3f00c-66ab-4b57-881e-7e7e82ea363a.html || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
03:55
January 28, 2019
195: Google wants control of the Ads!!
An upcoming major release of Google's popular web browser, Chrome will break many ad block extensions due to the company cracking down on extensions that execute remote code (eg. Calling a server to determine a list of hosts that serve ads to block on a recipients computer). But we also know Google wants to control the ad experience of Chrome users.... || Read more here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2019/01/23/google-chrome-ad-blocker-ads-upgrade-problem-speed-slow-update/ Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
05:42
January 25, 2019
194: Apple, Masters of Deflection
Apple champions user privacy like no other company on the planet, but don't let that stop you from seeing how they are falling short in so many areas. It is amazing how Apple pundits are not paying attention to the deflecting that is happening. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
06:05
January 18, 2019
193: Favorites at CES 2019!
There were smart devices everywhere, displays and things for your car -- what was your favorite item at CES 2019? What was mine you ask? The JBL Link Drive, the little plug that puts Google Assistant in your car. Read more here: https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/jbl-link-drive-google-assistant-car-kit/ || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
05:25
January 15, 2019
192: 2019 Predictions | Google
Google did a lot right in terms of pushing Google Assistant and Google Home platforms, but what about the state of Android and overall privacy concerns of its users? I say, do better. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
12:57
January 11, 2019
191: 2019 Predictions | The Smarthome
2019 is going to bring a slew of new wifi enabled devices that can interface with our existing digital assistants and make our lives easier, but let's not forget privacy and ensuring that these devices aren't mishandling our data. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
06:47
January 8, 2019
190: 2019 Predictions | Gaming!
DLC, subscriptions and simply the most beautiful and immersive video games ever created, but does this mean we're living in the best times for gaming or are these studios just out to siphon money from our pockets all year long? || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
08:02
January 7, 2019
189: 2019 Predictions | Social Media
2018 was an awful year for social media and things are only going to get worse for them to get better. Consumers have to ban together and fight for change to protect our data and privacy in an age where it's becoming harder and harder for us to find it. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
05:51
January 4, 2019
188: 2019 Predictions | Apple
Services not being that good, Siri getting better and prices rising. Apple isn't going to fail anytime soon, iPhones won't stop being sold, but there are things they need to improve upon. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
14:01
January 3, 2019
187: 2019 Predictions | USB-Type C
USB Type-C is still going to be a dumpster fire in 2019 unless manufacturers come together and define and set standards. This interface has not lived up to the hype and it won't change in the new year. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
05:54
January 2, 2019
186: The 2018 Tech Year in Review!
A lot happened in 2018, from privacy concerns to mobile design trends and more. It leaves us with a lot to look forward to in 2019! || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
07:44
December 31, 2018
185: Don't block superchargers!
Reports are coming in across the internet that irrational, childish truck owners are parking in supercharger parking spots designed for electric vehicles, sometimes leaving these owners stranded. Why? Because driving the largest truck on the road is the 'merican way? No. It's idiotic and we'd have news alerts if Tesla owners did the same thing. Your combustion engines will go away one day so that we can have cleaner air and a better environment and I hope that day is sooner rather than later. Read more here: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6530185/Tesla-owners-complain-ICEd-rude-pickup-truck-drivers-block-supercharger-stations.html || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
04:07
December 27, 2018
Happy Holidays 2018!!
I'll resume normal scheduled programming on Wednesday, the day after Christmas. Until then, listen to some of my backlog! || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
00:57
December 23, 2018
184: Apple's billion dollar excuses..
Bent iPads are defective iPads, end of story. As consumers, we don't care about your cooking process that causes a bend! The iPad is meant to lay flat, so stop making excuses for poor choices and products, especially when they come in more expensive than ever. Read more here: https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/19/18148957/apple-ipad-bend-pro-2018-shipping-manufacturing-confirmed || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
04:08
December 21, 2018
183: Samsung's Infinity-O Display
2018 has been the year of the notch. Apple did it, then suddenly every smartphone manufacturer thought it was ok to burn our eyes with these monstrosities. Now it seems that true innovation may be afoot again. Here's to hoping... || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
04:30
December 20, 2018
182: Can tech help your health?
Fitness trackers, diet apps and more all add to the biohacking craze, but can these things help make you healthier? The short answer is yes, if you let them; however, companies occasionally have to jump through hoops to get that magical FDA approval. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
04:20
December 17, 2018
181: Self-driving vehicles are here to help, not hurt.
Design is an iterative process and everyone needs to understand that about autonomous vehicles. These products from Tesla and others will not save the day in version one; however, through mistakes and shortcomings, we may end up with a revolutionary technology that could save lives and make our lives easier. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
06:51
December 14, 2018
180: Google CEO Testifying
Sundar Pichai, the leading man of Google had to testify before the House in regard to the Google data breach and a myriad of other issues including a "can you help us" plea since both Democrats and Republicans believe that Google's search algorithm treats them unfairly. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
06:21
December 13, 2018
179: Trump administration loves fossil fuels..
Unfortunate. It's the only word to describe how our current administration is acting in Poland. Fossil fuels will only be around for so long and we need to understand we need to plan to be without them. Instead, we are afraid that working through this transition will destroy our working class but it can actually revitalize it. Read more here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/10/climate/katowice-climate-talks-cop24.html || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
06:16
December 11, 2018
178: Apple "secret" price drops?
Apple is offering iPhone XR devices at low prices with a trade in and additionally standing up portals for those serving in the armed forces of the US to receive discounts. Should we be worried? || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
07:02
December 10, 2018
177: "Classic" consoles revitalizing retro gaming?
Retro gaming has been a thing and perhaps these classic consoles being released will inspire new players to pick up and appreciate older games. Time for some nostalgia. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
05:47
December 7, 2018
176: Google is CLUELESS about messaging!
Google's "famed" chat app Allo is about to bite the dust in March 2019 and if you're a user of it, I have no remorse. Google is terrible at messaging and support for their "pet projects" and they've shown us time and time again that they cannot create a platform of this magnitude. Why do we continue to hop on the bandwagon? At this point, it's safer not to. Read more here: https://www.blog.google/products/messages/latest-messages-allo-duo-and-hangouts/ || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
04:03
December 6, 2018
175: Will 5G make everything better? Doubt it.
5G, the latest and greatest when it comes to mobile computing, promising a lot such as speed, low latency but will it deliver? Read more here: https://www.computerworld.com/article/3310067/mobile-wireless/why-5g-will-disappoint-everyone.html || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
06:50
December 4, 2018
Podcast problems...hope you get this.
Distribution seems to be having a few problems, podcatchers haven't been receiving my feed. Hope you get this.
01:00
December 3, 2018
174: Google needs dragonfly's wings clipped..
Censorship in any country must stop. When you have a authoritarian government controlling what people see, it's already pathetic enough -- our tech shouldn't compound it. Yet, Google is working on a censored version of it's search engine that complys with China's censorship guidelines -- employees are upset and so am I. Read more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/11/27/google-employees-go-public-protest-china-search-engine-dragonfly/ . || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
04:26
December 3, 2018
173: Burst your tech bubbles!!
Technology is huge and while one cannot know everything, expand your horizons outside of the things you like to help you love and embrace many forms of tech outside of what you're used to. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
04:21
November 29, 2018
172: iPad IS a computer, sorta...
Members at The Verge have the internet in the rage because the claim of if you're working on an iPad, you're not doing "real" work was put into the ethos. Work is different for everyone, there are lots of things you can do on an iPad that are work for some but for others a tablet, that has powerful hardware but a frustrating and limited mobile OS just does not cut it, period. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
05:50
November 28, 2018
171: iPhone XS Sales Slump?
Sales of the new iPhones have not been following the forecast and it's rumored that Apple is spinning up production of the iPhone X again -- which makes me so happy. Don't over price devices and expect the market to adjust to your standards, I hope that Apple learns an important lesson, even though they most likely will not. Read the article here: https://mashable.com/article/apple-iphone-x-production-weak-sales-iphone-xs/ . || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
06:18
November 26, 2018
170: Welcome back, here's what's coming up!
Apple foolery with iPhone X, Google is awful at design and privacy, privacy and more privacy are things to expect during the next week's installments of the In the Weeds podcast! || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
02:09
November 25, 2018
169: What keeps you using an app?
Is it because it's free? Is it because you paid? Either way, the CHOICE is yours, make your usage and lack thereof felt. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
03:26
November 15, 2018
168: Your intro to Biohacking!
"Biohacking is what you get when you combine biology with hacking. It’s a way for individuals to effectively “hack” their bodies to achieve certain goals.", Source SupplementPolice. Whether you realize it or not, if your tracking things that deal with your biometrics including what you eat, number of steps, amount of sleep -- you're an active member of the Biohacking community -- but what does it all mean? Read more here: https://supplementpolice.com/health-guides/biohacking/ and visit the Biohacking sub-Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Biohackers/?st=JOD7QU17&sh=ba097ab3 || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
06:53
November 11, 2018
167: Phones and roads don't mix!
Where connected, everywhere all the time, but when your life depends on it -- PUT YOUR PHONE DOWN. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
04:46
November 10, 2018
166: All About Intel Processors!!
Need help picking out a new computer,but you're confused by all of the processors that you can choose from? Don't make a mistake by picking a processor that'll be outdated in a year or is already on its way out. Read a breakdown here: https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/cpu-comparison . || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
07:53
November 8, 2018
165: Can you trust tech reviews?
In a world where there is bias at every corner, what tech reviews can you trust -- if any? My suggestion is to build a wide array of sources so that you can see the good and the bad while formulating your own opinion before spending your hard earned money. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
06:33
November 7, 2018
164: Smartphone Utility!
That supercomputer in your pocket is more than just a glorified Facebook machine, it really is meant to make your life easier. What else could you be doing to achieve a simpler, easier life with your smartphone? || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
04:04
November 6, 2018
163: Employees demand transparency from Google.
Admist drama in the happy house of Google regarding sexual misconduct involving top level executives, employees are rightfully demanding more transparency from the company. The New York Times had a piece that detailed Google providing large severance packages and letting employees go in a manner that shielded them from scrutiny, although they had horrible, credible accusations cast upon them. Read more here: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/01/google-employees-walk-out-in-protest-of-sexual-misconduct-handling.html || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
04:03
November 5, 2018
162: Tackling technology addiction!
The secret thorn in everyone's side -- your smartphone. The device that causes us so much joy by connecting us with friends and family and making us more productive and efficient than ever; yet, it can cripple us if we rely on it and engage with it so much that it takes us out of the real world. Let's have a discussion about smartphone and technology addiction and what we all can do to make ourselves better and more engaged with the real world. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
06:35
November 2, 2018
161: Stop screwing with our timelines!!
When will algorithms stop imposing their will on us? Twitter wants to create a button to show OUR timelines in chronological order when they shouldn't have been screwed with in the beginning. https://gizmodo.com/twitter-tests-new-button-to-see-the-latest-tweets-first-1830144927 || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
03:06
November 1, 2018
160: Fall 2918 Mac & iPad Pro Event
The iPad revolutionized the industry the moment Steve Jobs introduced it and it continues to push the standard forward in 2018, slim bezels Face ID, along with a new processor makes this the tablet to beat. Additionally, Apple refreshed the MacBook Air and Mac Mini, truly delighting those clammering for this update. One thought to keep in mind is that while Apple is pushing us forward with tech, they're doing the same with price with new products constantly raising their average asking price. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
09:20
October 31, 2018
159: OnePlus 6T Announced!!
This OnePlus 6T is the device Android fans have been clammering for! Huge display with an unobtrusive notch, unparalleled performance and an improved camera -- all starting at $549. Be excited, available 11/1 at https://www.oneplus.com/. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
04:15
October 30, 2018
158: iPhone XR, More compelling than ever?
Starting off at $749 and offering most of the features of the iPhone XS, how can the iPhone XR not be considered during a purchase? There are only slight differences that most buyers may not even be concerned with. However, long term hardware updates may be something you miss out on as foreshadowed with the SE. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
04:38
October 26, 2018
157: Turn off Google Location History NOW!!
Law enforcement asked Google to turn over location history of users within a certain radius, comprising their privacy at what means? Turn this setting off in your activity controls (get even more granular if you want), as I break down Location History and more. Find these controls here: https://myaccount.google.com/intro/activitycontrols || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
05:23
October 25, 2018
156: Face ID and law enforcement
It's a sad day when law enforcement believes they have the right to view and see anything they want, but that's the day that we are in. Protect yourself, understand your rights and understand your tech and how you can protect it from prying eyes, who have NO right to snoop. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
07:07
October 23, 2018
155: Apple Event October 30th!
New iPads anyone? || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
03:20
October 19, 2018
154: Don't forget about Bill Gates
Perhaps the greatest philanthropist to ever live, Bill Gates is often overlooked by the likes of other technological greats, who've given us smartphones, search and online shopping and while they are ALL great in their own right, we should'nt turn a blind eye to those giving back to the community and not just expecting our data or money. Learn more about the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_%26_Melinda_Gates_Foundation . || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
07:06
October 19, 2018
153: Google+ Data Breach Fallout
When you expose users information, whether it's 10 or 10 million you let them know. Let that be a lesson learned. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
04:08
October 16, 2018
152: It's time for Chrome OS to replace Android
All good things should come to an end...and Android is that thing. Chrome OS is a mobile operating system cable of running Chrome, Android apps, Linux app and potentially Windows apps in the future. Why are we still pushing Android, which is marred by a lack of updates and continuity between these awful device manufacturers when we can ALL be updated, secure and feature rich -- something that Google's Chrome OS can offer. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest blog posts about the world of technology. Share this podcast with a friend!
07:04
October 12, 2018
151: Google Home Hub looks like a winner!!
One of the more compelling devices shown at Made by Google 2018 was the Home Hub, designed to control and integrate your smart home. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest posts. Share this podcast with a friend!
04:03
October 10, 2018
150: My Pixel 3 XL Initial Impressions
This is the ugliest device of the year (possibly ever) with a pricetag not matching it's beauty or lack thereof. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest posts. Share this podcast with a friend!
05:21
October 9, 2018
149: What to expect from Google?
With a slew of new products and services slated to be unveiled by Google on tomorrow, October 9th -- what are you most looking forward to? Will the Pixel 3 XL be as horrendous as it's leaks? Probably. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest posts. Share this podcast with a friend!
03:39
October 8, 2018
148: 2018 Microsoft Surface Lineup!
Some of the most compelling devices in the PC market are made by, not Apple, not Google -- but Microsoft. If you're a Windows fan, Surface is an excellent way to go. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest posts. Share this podcast with a friend!
04:08
October 6, 2018
147: Close the #ChargeGate
With every new iPhone there is bound to be a reported issue. Don't let Apple apologist sites fool you into thinking that issues are not real just because they are sensationalized online. With that being said, new iPhone X and XS owners have reported charging issues if the phone is sleep while attaching it to the cable, which works fine if the device is woke during the process, iOS 12.1, which is currently in beta, aims to fix that along with a few new emoji. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest posts. Share this podcast with a friend!
02:25
October 4, 2018
146: Shallow dive into the DARK WEB
I occasionally get asked, "What is the dark web?" While many things that you hear about it are true, not everything that's on it or everyone visiting pages on it are necessarily bad. In short if the page you want to visit is unindexed and unsearchable it's dark and can only be reached using special software, it's safe to assume it's "dark". || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest posts. Share this podcast with a friend!
07:45
October 1, 2018
145: 50 Million Facebook users hacked...
Facebook is in the news again for a huge hack....there is no way that anyone should feel comfortable on this platform at this point. Do yourself and a favor and simply delete your account. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest posts. Share this podcast with a friend!
03:58
September 29, 2018
144: Privacy implications in latest Google Chrome update!!
Google Chrome is the world's leading web browser; however, in it's latest update if you ever decide to use a Google IP, you'll automatically be signed into Chrome, which some users do not want. You should be able to have a CHOICE of whether or not you'd want to be signed into the browser or not since being signed in adds to the amount of data that Google can collect about you and your account. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest posts. Share this podcast with a friend!
06:09
September 26, 2018
143: Instagram Co-founders stepping away..
With the news of Instagram's co-founders stepping away, what kind of message does this send about the parent company, Facebook. There seem to always be cultural and ideal differences between Facebook and the companies that it acquire, it spells trouble for anything in the future. As a consumer, we should watch out. || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest posts. Share this podcast with a friend!
04:23
September 25, 2018
142: Amazon's 2018 Echo Lineup!
Amazon released a slew of new Echo devices, from a new sleeker Echo Dot to a device meant to put Alexa in your car! What should you get, if anything Read more here: https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/20/the-long-list-of-new-alexa-devices-amazon-announced-at-its-hardware-event/ || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest posts. Share this podcast with a friend!
04:57
September 24, 2018
141: Why you should be excited about PlayStation Classic!
Arguably one of the greatest and industry shifting consoles ever, PlayStation, is about to get it's "Classic" version just in time for the holidays on December 3rd, preloaded with 20 games. Perhaps you should get one!? || Let's continue our discussion! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @dexter_johnson and visit http://DexJohnsPC.com to stay on top of my latest posts. Share this podcast with a friend!
03:55
September 21, 2018
140: Google randomly changed my settings!!
Cry, whine or don't bat an eye. Google accidentally changing the battery saver feature on several Android Pie devices is a cause for