Podcast: Season 1

Tap To Cash Might Make Mobile Payments Too Easy

Apple’s new Tap to Cash feature that allows iPhone users to tap their phones to initiate an Apple Pay transfer makes paying someone really easy.  The question is does it make it too easy? The US Surgeon General wants tobacco-like warning labels on social media. The proposed labels would regularly warn users that social media…

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Apple’s Take On AI

In this episode of The Tech Jawn, we cover Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference Keynote.  Brothech breaks down the new hotness coming to visionOS 2, iOS and iPad OS 18, WatchOS 11, and macOS Sequoia.   TechLifeSteph catches us up with the saga of the phantom system data on her new Macbook Air.  To make a…

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An Hour With Black, Female, Mechanical Engineer, Cherish Samuels

We’ve got something special in this week’s episode of The Tech Jawn.  We interview Cherish Samuels, a unicorn of unicorns, as she is a Black, female, mechanical engineer. We talk about everything from her journey getting into engineering at a young age, for years being the only face on the job that looks like hers,…

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Deepfakes for Good? – The Tech Jawn 131

Political deep fakes are a thing in India, they generally aren’t nefarious, and most politicians approve.  They probably need to do a better job at making sure folks know they are indeed fake, however. The latest iOS update, version 17.5, appears to in some instances resurface deleted content, including deleted nudes users thought were gone…

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Get That Community College AI Degree – The Tech Jawn 129

By the time you hear this Apple’s Let Loose iPad Event has happened.  Here is all the new iPad hotness we think is going to be announced. The Supreme Court of The United States really wasn’t interested in hearing why Elon Musk thinks he no longer needs a “Twitter Sitter” to approve all of his…

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Get Your TikTok “Ish” Together: The Tech Jawn 128

The Federal Trade Commission voted 3-2 along party lines to ban non-compete agreements for most employees allowing workers to switch jobs or start their own businesses more easily. A Baltimore area gym teacher has been arrested for using AI to make a deep fake recording of his principal making racist and antisemitic comments. Gunshot detection…

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Don’t Allow Your Thumbprint To Snitch:  The Tech Jawn 127

It appears that a lot of folks repeatedly sign up and cancel streaming services based on there being content on them we want to watch, and, they have a name for us. Serial Churners. The potential TikTok ban is picking up steam again as a revised bill mandating TikTok parent company ByteDance divest its US…

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Fiber Already Trippin’ – The Tech Jawn 126

Hybrid work appears to be here to stay. Millennials are making it clear that they have no intention of returning to the office 5 days per week.  Artificial Intelligence will allow artists to perform digitally long after they’ve passed away.  The bigger question is how will the content be licensed and distributed. X may start…

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All About AI: The Tech Jawn 125

New York City’s city governance chatbot instructs citizens to break the law in some cases and government officials are a bit miffed journalists are telling the public about it. A University of North Georgia student says she was falsely accused of using AI to write a paper when she in fact only used Grammarly to…

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Must TikTok Divest or Be Banned?

The Federal Government is really pushing hard for TikTok to be sold.  There is overwhelming bipartisan support in the House of Representatives, The President will sign a bill if it comes across his desk, and the full court press is on in the Senate. Apple is in talks with Google to let Gemini Power AI…

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