WTAM 1100 – Protecting Gadgets from Winter

Winter has finally come to Cleveland. Bill Wills and I discuss how to protect your gadgets from the cold. We also discuss this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

Listen to #TechTuesday Tuesday mornings on Cleveland’s WTAM 1100 Newsradio.

WTAM 1100 – Smartphone Ad Tracking

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Play Audio – WTAM 1100 Newsradio – Tech Tuesday – March 10th, 2015:

WTAM 1100 Newsradio Cleveland OhioAs technology becomes an increasingly integral part of our lives, you may be concerned with your privacy as your use your portable devices to visit websites and access online resources. One privacy decision many make on a routine basis is controlling the ability of advertisers to track your online presence through cookies on your desktop web browser. But what about your smartphone?

Fortunately for those concerned, there are smartphone privacy settings that you can configure on your Apple, Android or Windows device.

WTAM 1100 – Should You Shut Down Your PC at Night?

Power ButtonPlay Audio – WTAM 1100 Newsradio – Tech Tuesday – February 17th, 2015:

WTAM 1100 Newsradio Cleveland OhioShould you shut down your computer at night? It’s a common question from owners of desktops and laptop computers. Bill Wills and I discuss the options during this #TechTuesday segment on Cleveland’s WTAM 1100 Newsradio.

WTAM 1100 – Smartphone Snow Apps

Play Audio – WTAM 1100 Newsradio – Tech Tuesday – February 3rd, 2015:

WTAM 1100 Newsradio Cleveland OhioThis week has seen a lot of Winter storms hitting the midwest. While we’re still digging ourselves out from yet another snowstorm, here’s a list of apps that can be useful for dealing with Winter’s wrath:

  • Plowz and Mowz – Like Uber for snow plowing. It allows you to search for on-demand snow plowing (or mowing service during warmer weather) in your area, either through the website or the smartphone app available for Android and iOS.
  • First Aid – Protect yourself with step-by-step instructions first aid from the American Red Cross.
  • Waze – Get a head’s up as you head into work with traffic and road hazard alerts using this free GPS app that provides information from other drivers on your route.
  • Snow Day Calculator Looking to get your kid’s hopes up? Snow Day Calculator has both a web page and downloadable app that allows you to enter your zip code in and get a rough percentage chance that their school will be closed. The app was built a few years back by a middle school student who is now at MIT.