Planning your spring break? I shared tips with WTAM 1100 Newsradio for keeping your devices safe on Wi-Fi networks at the airport, coffee shop, or cafe during your travel.
#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 – Social Apps Your Teens Use
Teens will always find ways to use technology to socialize. Once upon a time, it was party lines, then chat rooms, and now apps.
In this week’s #TechTuesday episode on WTAM 1100 Newsradio, Bill Wills and I discuss a recent New York Times article on the range of new social media apps teens are using, including video messaging and anonymous sharing networks.
For parents who are not sure where to start with online safe behavior, I recommend bookmarking SafeKids.com and ConnectSafely.org.
In particular, consider printing out family contracts for online safety as a way to discuss the topic with kids and teens and ensure everyone understands rules and boundaries for their online behavior.
Every parent will have different approaches to their kids, but it’s important that you have these discussions early so that you can keep an ongoing communication about topics like cyberbullying and other unsafe behavior or threads online.
#TechTuesday – Wi-Fi Troubleshootingh
Has your Internet been slow? When troubleshooting, it’s important to remember that for many devices you’ll need to check two different connections: your wireless network and your broadband access.
For this week’s #TechTuesday segment, I discuss how to check your Internet speed with Bill Wills of WTAM 1100 Newsradio.
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