#TechTuesday – Better Netflix Streaming

Netflix is great for watching streaming content, but finding what to watch may not always be easy. A new website is looking to change that.

WTAM Newsradio with Bill Wills and Derek Meister

The financial news is buzzing with how Netflix added 8.33 million new streaming customers this last quarter, and has crossed the $100 billion market cap because of it.

As long time users know, while the service is great, but finding something to watch may not be. A new website, Flixable.com, is looking to solve that by being a very simple and straight-forward Netflix search engine.

When you open the site on your computer, tablet, or smartphone, you’re greeted with the latest additions to Netflix (sorted by newest to oldest), with an easy-to-read ratings tab on the photos.

It’s even separated by movies and TV shows, with controls to help you narrow down your choices quickly. Click on the title you want, and it’ll take you to the streaming page.

Other tabs include “Popular Titles”, “Netflix Originals” and “Leaving”. That last one is important to many, because it helps you catch something you’ve been meaning to watch before it’s not longer available, information that’s not easy to find on Netflix.com.

What if you still can’t find anything to watch? Or what you want to watch isn’t showing up on Netflix?

Bookmark JustWatch.com to search all the popular streaming services for whatever title you’re looking for and find all the streaming, rental, and purchasing options available to you.

#TechTuesday – What is Net Neutrality?

The term “Net Neutrality” is frequently popping up in both news and political news this month as the FCC considers plans to roll back prior regulations. So what does it mean?

November 28, 2017 – WTAM Newsradio with Bill Wills and Derek Meister

In this week’s #TechTuesday segment, Bill Wills and I talk about what net neutrality is and how it might affect your online experience. Using Pizza.

#TechTuesday – Apple’s WWDC 2017 Announcements

Apple likes to open their Worldwide Developer Conference with some upcoming hardware and software announcements, and this year was no exceptions. WTAM 1100 Newsradio’s Bill Wills and I talk about the upcoming iMacs, HomePod, iPad Pros and iOS 11 on this week’s #TechTuesday segment.

Protecting Against Ransomware


Map of computers infected by WannaCry ransomware via MalwareTech.com

In light of the WannaCry ransomware attacks, NPR provided these 6 key steps to protecting your Windows computer:

  • Back up your computer and store the safety version in the cloud or on a drive that is not connected to your computer.
  • Use robust antivirus software.
  • Keep all the software on your computer up-to-date. Enable automatic updates.
  • Never open attachments in emails from someone you don’t know. And remember that any account can be compromised.
  • Enable the “Show file extensions” option in the Windows settings on your computer. This will make it much easier to spot potentially malicious files. Stay away from file extensions like “.exe,” “.vbs” and “.scr.”
  • If you find a problem, disconnect your machine immediately from the Internet or other network connections (such as home Wi-Fi).

Investing in Young People’s Potential in Tech

It’s important that we bring the potential of technology to our young people for their (and our) future.

As Best Buy and Geek Squad bring more teen tech centers online, here is what they’ve learned: The Gift Of Insight: Five Lessons In Preparing Youth For A Tech-Reliant Future.