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TQA Weekly Show Notes Archive

A podcast for people who want to understand computers, and technology, learn about purchasing options and acquire new skills.

DOES MICROSOFT DEFENDER STILL SUCK?!

An investigation into Windows Defender, looking at why it has grown to be a great choice for anti-virus protection compared to paid options offered by other companies. Uses historical data obtained by AV Comparatives.

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THE BRAVE BROWSER - REVOLUTIONARY?!

A look under the hood of the Brave Browser, and how to become a Brave Publisher.

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SECRET WAY TO HIDE FILES IN WINDOWS

How-to Encrypt a USB Drive, External Hard Drive, Memory Card, Laptop, or Computer in Windows.

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Synergy 2 Finally Works!?

Steve Smith talks about Synergy 2, what is finally working, what is still broken in my case, what I did to fix it, and what to do if nothing works. I, also, explain other details about the lack luster interface provided.

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INTERNET HISTORY SOLD BY ISP, BLOCKED!

Steve Smith demonstrates and explains how-to exploit your own network Router to prevent your ISP and mobile carrier from selling data of your Internet behaviors.

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APPLE UNDERCLOCKS IPHONE'S CPUS

Steve Smith talks about Apple's underclocking solution for aged and worn batteries, and the solution to remedy the lower processor clock speeds.

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5 SOLUTIONS FOR COMMON ISSUES

Steve Smith provides simple solutions to some common issues commonly posted on Reddit's tech support forum.

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TIME TO MOVE TO MESH NETWORKING?!

Steve Smith talks about mesh networking, a real form of networking that exists outside the confines of the traditional ISP based system, and a possible solution in challenging the corrupt political climate regarding Net Neutrality, a system pushed by publicly traded companies to hold hostage everyone's access to the Internet, free of any limitations.

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WHAT DOES PROOF OF CONCEPT MEAN?

Steve Smith talks about proof of concept code, methodology, and consequences.

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IF NET NEUTRALITY WAS REPEALED

Steve Smith talks about the consequences of a United States free of net neutrality laws.

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CONTROLLED FOLDER ACCESS FINALLY?!

Steve Smith explains how to use Controlled Folder Access by Windows, in Windows Defender, effectively, and help make things easier for you when using your computer. Also, goes into rant on how this feature needs a lot more work. Valid for Windows 10 update 1709.

Shownotes |  Youtube

MOUNTING DISC IMAGES IN WINDOWS 10

Steve Smith explains how to mount disc images in Windows 10, whether it is ISO, Bin, CUE, or anything else.

Shownotes |  Youtube