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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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258: Disney gives us a streaming bundle...

In the Weeds with Dexter Johnson

258: Disney gives us a streaming bundle...

In the Weeds with Dexter Johnson

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396: New Twitter Super Follow to cost money??
Meet the new Super Follow, allowing your favorite creators to charge you money to see more content, on yet another platform. I see this at another nickel and diming of the consumer given ths fact that we already have Patreon and various other ways to subscribe to your favorite creator. Additionally, a new Communities feature similar to Facebook Groups appears to help acclimate new users and even find existing users new homes -- this feature appears to be free! –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 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/2021/2/25/22301375/twitter-super-follows-communities-paid-followers Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
06:18
March 1, 2021
395: Australia and one STUPID news law...
Disappointed. Countries are killing our internet with legislation. What's the issue this time? Posting links to social media -- in an effort to ensure that publishers get paid, Google and Facebook are on the hook for what it's users post. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 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.msn.com/en-us/money/other/vergecast-australia-e2-80-99s-bargain-with-big-tech-apple-tv-on-chromecast-and-nintendo-direct-e2-80-99s-biggest-announcements/ar-BB1dPOJ4 Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
12:60
February 22, 2021
394: Facebook better at bullying and harassment detection!
During the last quarter, Facebook has noted increased takedowns over the past quarter, citing AI as the leading cause for helping to keep its platforms (Facebook and Instagram) clean. Good on you Facebook.....for once. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 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/facebook-community-standards-enforcement-bullying-harassment-184158959.html Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
06:58
February 12, 2021
393: Elon's Tesla production excuses...
I don't accept excuses from companies that make millions and charge even more for their products, Tesla will NOT be given a pass. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 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/2021/2/3/22265351/tesla-paint-quality-production-elon-musk Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
09:02
February 5, 2021
392: FTC issued fines for scalping? What took so long?
The FTC finally levied fines against groups for scalping, this time for buying tickets in droves online. Let's get that same effort and energy and scalpers targeting consumer electronics. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 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/ftc-ticket-scalper-bots-act-cases-193651552.html Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
06:13
January 27, 2021
391: Importance of Computer Literacy!!
Computer skills are necessary in 2021, the digital age, no matter how bad you want -- they are inescapable. Don't be that cool guy or cool that can trick out their Facebook page but not open Excel. You can do it! And I'm here to hold you accountable. If you're looking to learn more about anything on the technology front, search it up on YouTube or visit my favorite learning platform Udemy! –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 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.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/how-to-become-computer-literate Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
11:35
January 22, 2021
390: What happens to big tech under a new political administration?
I think we're going to see much of the same. Individuals trying to govern platforms they do not understand. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 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: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
08:10
January 21, 2021
389: Antitrust suit involving the Google Play Store?
The Google Play Store is home to Android apps. However, developers are tired of the Google tax and rules surrounding it. However, on the flip side, this helps to keep consumers safe and promotes and healthy ecosystem. This appears to be a case of developers wanting their way over the safety of those utilizing their apps. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 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/report-google-about-to-face-its-third-state-antitrust-1846070694 Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
08:05
January 17, 2021
388: Freedom of Speech online??
The First Amendment protects our speech! While this is correct, context, location and platform matters. In that case, does freedom of speech even exist? Did freedom of speech ever exist? –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 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.history.com/topics/united-states-constitution/first-amendment https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/twitter-permanently-bans-trump/ar-BB1cAXa3 https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/8/22218753/twitter-bans-trump-permanently-realdonaldtrump https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/9/22221730/apple-removes-suspends-bans-parler-app-store https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/06/us/politics/trump-speech-capitol.html https://www.reddit.com/r/ParlerWatch/top/ https://www.fbi.gov/investigate/terrorism Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
36:27
January 11, 2021
387: WhatsApp wants your data??
WhatsApp has been known as a privacy first company that simply didn't want your data. However, things slowly started changing when it was acquired by Facebook. Fortunately, there are other messaging options out there such as Signal, Telegram or iMessage if you're on iOS. Your privacy is paramount. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 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.androidcentral.com/whatsapp-now-requires-you-share-data-facebook Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
09:11
January 7, 2021
Bonus: No respect for attacking my Capitol.
No words can describe the sadness I have right now.
06:44
January 6, 2021
386: Lawmakers tired of Comcast data caps!!
Lawmakers and everyone else are growing tired of data caps that exist only to make more money for these greedy USPS. Massachusetts lawmakers have had enough and they want Comcast to lift the data caps -- not only should they be lifted for those consumers but across the country as we use more data year over year. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 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/2021/01/comcast-data-cap-blasted-by-lawmakers-as-it-expands-into-12-more-states/ Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
10:29
January 6, 2021
385: Your 2021 Tech Toolkit!
What items do you need in your arsenal for 2021? Not a complete list but some of the most important, including VPN and a password manager. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 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: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
15:46
January 2, 2021
Move over 2020!!!
With 2021 on our horizon, a global pandemic afoot, we as a society continue to be resilient. We're going to make 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: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
05:56
December 31, 2020
384: Apple and the ACLU fight for privacy and security!!
Our government has never cared about privacy of its citizens, we owe them everything..NOT. Apple and the ACLU fight for security and privacy of our devices against hackers and the FBI. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 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/apple-security-research-drive-program-sending-iphones-102053541.html https://gizmodo.com/the-aclu-is-suing-for-info-on-the-fbis-encryption-break-1845938257 Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
09:41
December 24, 2020
383: Cyberpunk 2077 pulled from PlayStation Store!
Rightfully so. In a move that needed to happen, Sony had the courage to pull Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation Store until the bugs could be resolved. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 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/cyberpunk-2077-pulled-sony-012418332.html Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
09:30
December 18, 2020
382: Apple's $549 AirPods Max..WOW.
$549. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 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.apple.com/newsroom/2020/12/apple-introduces-airpods-max-the-magic-of-airpods-in-a-stunning-over-ear-design/ Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
11:38
December 8, 2020
381: Idiot Hackers target COVID vaccine supply chain...
In a display and complete utter disdain for humanity, hackers have been targeting the covid vaccine supply chain. By going after executives in phishing schemes, hackers are trying to steal credentials to potentially use later. Please let these individuals get caught. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 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/2020/12/3/22151016/hackers-phishing-coronavirus-vaccine-ibm-security Intro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RETRO Xcape by Lahar https://soundcloud.com/musicbylahar Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/retro-xcape Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/eHHMlcSVBgE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Outro music details: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reloaded by Savfk - Music https://soundcloud.com/savfk Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/_reloaded Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/IlUSKojxLxU ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
11:04
December 4, 2020