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iCracked - what to do about phone screens

Talking Tech

05:08 min | 3 years ago

iCracked - what to do about phone screens

"Hiring is challenging, but there's one place you can go. We're hiring is simple and smart. That place is ZipRecruiter, where growing businesses. Connect to qualified candidates. Try it for free at ZipRecruiter dot com slash tech. Talk ZipRecruiter, the smartest way to hire. Most people who have a smartphone have cracked the screen at some point in their life, I do. At least one year and a lot of other people do it as well. I just did a piece for USA day about why screens or cracking more often than not. And it's an obvious reason. I'm here with Madeline Perdue, who has joined USA day for the summer as an intern and a sounding board for me on podcasts and we're going to talk about it, Mattie. Do you know why phones or cracking more often article? So now I don't because they're small because there's Finnur lighter and easier to not disturb. Yeah. They're nice durable. So they're cracking. And there's a whole cottage industry as I'm sure, you know, that has grown up of all these independent repair shops that will fix the phone for you for a much lower rate than apple and I did a deep dive into the math of. Apple care, which is a hundred and twenty nine dollars for the older phone, and you only pay twenty nine dollars to get it repaired. Sounds pretty good. But if you go to you break, I fixed it's v. It's eighty nine dollars. So it's always gonna be cheaper to get it repaired then to pay for the insurance. That's my experience. The second thing this is big on the new phones three hundred and twenty nine dollars to fix the screen. Yeah. So what I learned is get a screen protector by from zag. I haven't tried it yet. But a lot of the experts, I spoke to said, definitely get the screen protector. That goes over the glass could really save it now. I, I had a really great crash a few weeks ago, I was in Madrid, and I was shooting time lapse in the morning and I had sided the phone on a tripod and then it started pouring rain. And so I stopped it and grabbed the phone from the tripod it just went straight down onto the the gravel to the concrete and. When two little pieces, tell everybody about your mother case. My mom has a cracked phone screen. She got it because she was at the grocery store, and she had her grocery listener hand and she turned the phone over on the handle to push the car, and it cracked screen. Well, yeah, and what did she do together fish because she had just got the phone from we just switched over to t mobile, and so she just on the phone, and she kind of is still too busy to figure it out. She hasn't done anything about it yet, but she's done it before. We've gone to one of those independent repair shops around the corner and Alan was really great. But I've heard horror stories from my friends about bubbles on the screen or like some parts of it. Not working still and things. Yeah. For our fit. Most people the crack the screen never get him fixed. Yeah. Right. It's like splintering into their thumbs or something on the crack iphone. I was getting glass in my fingers. Yeah. That was a little uncomfortable. Also, I couldn't use the camera. Oh, well, that's crack so bad that I couldn't use the camera, which was very weird. Yeah. But so. Yeah. Anyway, so zag makes the screen protector is highly recommended for a bunch of the experts. I spoke to I vote against apple care, because I think it's cheaper to get the phone repaired, unless you have the iphone ten s max, where no independent repair star will even repair it. Because the costs are so prohibited. It's three hundred twenty nine dollars. But you might try the disaster and see how that goes on Jefferson Graham with USA day, you've been listening to talking tech. Look for me on Twitter at Jefferson. Grammy may disagree with everything I said or agree. And you can also find Mattie at Madeline Perdue, he you are. He you on Twitter. Thanks for listening. Everybody back at you tomorrow with another quick hit from the world attack. Hiring used to be hard it was. And still is one of the biggest challenges businesses face before it meant dealing with endless stacks of resumes flipping through them, and hoping the perfect candidate would jump out at you and the manual review process wasn't any easier. But in today's high tech world hiring can be easy and you only have to go to one place to get it done. Ziprecruiter dot com slash tech talk with their powerful matching technology ZipRecruiter scans thousands of resumes to find the most qualified contenders for your job, and actively invites them to apply. Ziprecruiter is so effective that four out of five employers who post on the site get a qualified candidate within the first day. And right now, talking tech listeners can try ZipRecruiter. For free at this exclusive web address ZipRecruiter dot com slash tech talk. That's ZipRecruiter dot com slash T. E. C. H. T A, L K, ZipRecruiter dot com slash tech. Talk ZipRecruiter, the smartest way to hire.

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Cut the Cord and unsubscribe pronto--tips

Talking Tech

05:09 min | 3 years ago

Cut the Cord and unsubscribe pronto--tips

"Hiring is challenging, but there's one place you can go. We're hiring is simple and smart. That place is ZipRecruiter, where growing businesses. Connect to qualified candidates. Try it for free at ZipRecruiter dot com slash tech. Talk ZipRecruiter, the smartest way to hire. Hey, it's Jefferson Graham. You're listening to talking tech. If you're like me you have way too many subscription services, and you don't even know subscribe to how to handle it all. I just had a really interesting conversation with Jared Newman. He runs the cord cutter weekly newsletter in. He's got a great tip. Listen to our conversation. I was really intrigued by your topic today, which was the best way to manage your subscriptions is the subscribe in cancel immediately. You want to tell everybody what you're thinking. They're sure so this is one of those things that if you're kind of a nerd about court, cutting and streaming services that light be common knowledge to you. But one of those things where I realized he talked to people and everybody realizes that you don't have to find a per service, and then remind yourself thirty days later, or whatever to cancel it. These are all prepaid non paraded surfaces. So you can just cancel immediately and enjoy your month and not get on medic. Built at the end. No, it's a great idea, because many of us don't even know what we subscribe to correct. Yeah. I think especially now some of these new services like apple TV channels, and Amazon channels. They kind of they make it so easy to sign up for services like HBO and Showtime, that it's like you might not even realize that you started a trial for something. Or you know where you even subscribed to in the first place. So, yeah, the better the more you can stay on top of it, the better, you know, they make it really hard. I subscribe to apple music, so that I could I had to look at it for an article I was writing, and I can't it. So I thought, but then it didn't go through. And then I was on vacation, I noticed they just charge me, another ten dollars a why are they charging me for this thing, don't use? So then he go into the app to try to, to unsubscribe there. No, you can't do that. And I don't even remember where I ended up, but it was not easy at all. Yeah. And you know, it's, it's, it's, it's easier with three services than it is with with cable. But, you know, they're still trying to introduce a little bit of Fritsch into the process. They could there's nothing really stopping any of these companies from lending us. Cancel through the TV Africa's find out, they just don't want to do it. So in a perfect world, you're going to wait for the series to be halfway through the run subscribe to that network be eight whether it'd be HBO or CBS or whatever then unsubscribe the next day, but you'll still get third twenty nine more days. Exactly. So, you know, it's, it's everything record cutting. It's all about trade offs. Right. Obviously, that's a little less convenient than just subscribing to everything year round all the time. But, you know, you make these little trade offs so that you can save the money. So it's, it's, it's good that you can do that. How many services do you subscribe to? But right now, I'm just on HBO and or sorry on Netflix and Amazon prime and I, I do a lot of stuff for the ten but I kinda cycle through HBO and. Cheesy. Right. Okay. So let everybody know the name your newsletter. So my newsletter is called cord cutter weekly, it has seventeen thousand subscribers, and you can find it. Jared Newman dot com slash cord cutter weekly. And I believe it comes out every Friday. For. All right. Jared Newman from Cincinnati corker weekly. Thanks so much for talking tech with us. His Jefferson Grammy listening to talking tech. Look for me on Twitter at Jefferson Graham. Please subscribe to the show where ever you listen to online audio and I'll be back tomorrow with another quick. It from the world attack. Thanks for listening. Hiring used to be hard it was. And still is one of the biggest challenges businesses face before it meant dealing with endless stacks of resumes flipping through them, and hoping the perfect candidate would jump out at you and the manual review process wasn't any easier. But in today's high tech world hiring can be easy and you only have to go to one place to get it done. Ziprecruiter dot com slash tech talk with their powerful matching technology ZipRecruiter scans thousands of resumes to find the most qualified contenders for your job, and actively invites them to apply. Ziprecruiter is so effective that four out of five employers who post on the site get a qualified candidate within the first day. And right now, talking tech listeners can try ZipRecruiter. For free at this exclusive web address ZipRecruiter dot com slash tech talk. That's ZipRecruiter dot com slash T. E. C. H. T A, L K, ZipRecruiter dot com slash tech. Talk ZipRecruiter, the smartest way to hire.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 preview

Talking Tech

05:31 min | 3 years ago

Samsung Galaxy S10 preview

"Hiring is challenging, but there's one place you can go. We're hiring is simple. And smart that place is ZipRecruiter. Where growing businesses connect to qualified candidates. Try it for free at ZipRecruiter dot com slash tech talk. Ziprecruiter, the smartest way to hire. Okay. Harry, Jefferson Graham USA day here talking tag. What do we think about the new Samsung galaxy S ten well are we lay Blumenthal from USA day? He's been playing with phone for days. And he's going to feel everyone in on his thoughts about the new the latest galaxy. We learn things are on jet. Yes. The galaxy s ten s ten family really comes out on Friday, March eighth and I've been using the ten plus for the better part of the last week and a half, and it's an excellent phone. It's got a beautiful six point four inch display. That's the ten plus model the ten in SNES slightly smaller displays absolutely stunning screen of really cool new fingerprint sensor that after software update seems to work fine that puts print sensor inside the display. It's got five cameras. Total three on the back and two on the front of the cheaper. Remodel the us. And the only has a three cameras or ally. The headline for the people that have an essay Rana's nine what are the major improvements differences with this phone? So the three main differences the display it now is similar to the iphone that goes edge to edge in covers Samsung says ninety three percent or just over ninety three percent of the display. There's a little cutout for the front camera as opposed to the iphone in the pixel which have what's known as a notch that little bar along the top of the phone the fingerprint sensor is no longer on the back. It's now built into the screen, which is really cool futuristic vibe there. And then lastly, the cameras so on the ten plus which is the motto I've been using for the last week and a half. There are five total sensors three on the back to on the front on the back on the SMS ten plus in new Oltra wide lens, which is something Sampson hasn't had on their phones on their line of phones. At least before I let you take. Really wide angle shots. And actually, I found to be pretty good and on the front on the S ten. Plus, there's a second camera for better, I guess depth than southeast. Okay. Who let let's go to those five lines. And so one of them is wide one of them is normal. And what end the other one the other three are what? So they're five centers. So the three on the back are wide, which is the standard lens that most people use a telephoto lens which provides an extra zoom, and then this new Oltra wide mode. That captures more of the field of use. Samsung says is a more complete field of you similar to what you see with your eye. All right. So after using this phone for week and a half would you ditch the eight or the nine to buy the new on the nine I'm not so sure just because last year, you probably spent a lot of money to get the nine and the differences Walter nice the altar wide lenses. Nice. The fingerprint sensors, cool, the display looks great. The nine is fantastic phone, and it still is a fantastic phone. The new software updates at Samsung has started rolling out with Android. Nine are excellent. So there's no real rush. If you just got a phone. On the last couple of months, even in the last year to necessarily digit and jumped to the new one if you have an eight and the battery starting to go, and the cameras may be isn't performing as well as you would have liked then. Yes, if you're happy with galaxy, and you love that phone the ten plus or the ten line released a natural upgrade and one that you'll be pretty happy with its phone season. Once again early in twenty nine teen Blumenthal from USA. Thanks for calling us in remind everybody. How to find you Twitter? I'm on Twitter at alive woman, all the ally. Bill you and the N T H. All right. I met Jefferson Grammy. Listen talking tech. Thanks, everyone for listening. Be sure to subscribe at a show wherever you listen to online podcast with USA today for the latest and thank you for listening. In need of great talent for your business. But short on time. You don't have to get lost in a huge stack of resumes to find your perfect hire. You just need the right tools smarter tools with ZipRecruiter you can post your job to over one hundred of the web's leading job boards with just one click then ZipRecruiter. Actively looks for the most qualified candidates and invites them to apply. So you never miss a great match. No wonder eighty percent of employers who post on ZipRecruiter get a quality candidate through the site in just one day. 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Smart Lights: What you need to know before bringing them home

Talking Tech

05:23 min | 3 years ago

Smart Lights: What you need to know before bringing them home

"Talking tech is brought to you in part by northwestern. University offered in partnership with north Western's Feinberg school of medicine. The program prepares students for emerging opportunities across the healthcare spectrum. Details are at SPS dot northwestern dot EDU slash informatics. I just do the deep dive on the world of smart lights asking the whole assistant the Amazon connected speakers and Siri to turn the lights on turn one off change, the colors said timers and do all sorts of fun things. This is probably the easiest way to bring smart home technology to your home. But there's a bunch of questions you're going to want to ask yourself. Let's dive in today on talking tech. I'm Jefferson Graham with USA today. Number one, why add smart lights? Well, they're fun. Both in using your voice to command the lights on and off creating mood lighting and scenes like recess colored lighting while you're watching TV, and you can set timers to have the lights turn on. Automatically from outside the home where do I start? I start looking at prices. Now, there's a giant gap. You can buy a two pack of plain dumb bulbs at Home Depot for ten dollars or you can pick up a two for of smart lights from Phillips for thirty. What about that hub? Yes. The Hugh lights as well as others from high than singled need to be connected to a hub, which is an additional cost the four pack which comes with a hub from Phillips is two hundred dollars. Now, the benefit of a hub is that it can do more elaborate setups like moonlighting or things like that the downside, and it's big for. I think most people it's yet another product asking to take up valuable real estate on your electrical strips the plug on the Phillips hub is so big it takes up two spots on the six plug strip. And it also has to be connected physically to the router. Do you have an open slot in your router to add the hub when I- pert of the Phillips hub, which I recently reviewed was able to pair both the Amazon echo show speaker and the ghoul home from the hub despite both of them being competing platforms. What about going without a hub a new trend a quick search for smart lights on Amazon shows many lights now advertising this ervices saying no hub required. I plugged in one of the smart lights from UP into a traditional lamp, and I got Siri the Google assistant and Alexa to turn it on and off dim the light and set a timer for shine times. My lamp was twenty two dollars. However, it couldn't change colors UP has a model that will switch colors without a hub. Thank you for thirty five bucks. Another product. I want to alert you to is the smart plug if you want to save money, and you're satisfied with just using your voice to turn on and off. Off the light bulb. Look at a smart plug, both Amazon, and we mo- have plugs available for around twenty five dollars in there as simple as simple gets. You can have to smart to electricity at your non-smart. Lamp and train. Alexa, Google or Siri to turn it on and off. You can also sit up timers for the lights as well. Buhler? The smart plug is another electrical strip abuser. That thing is giant and takes up way too much space. How about a more economically sized version guys? Once you get everything together, you'll have to open up the apps, the Amazon echo goule home product apps to to link them to your lights. Apple Siri used the home app on the iphone might take is that adding the lights was easy getting them to respond correctly as always with personal systems with sometimes chore. Google got it, right? Eighty percent of the time. Amazon was in the fifty percent range Siri was way behind it around. Ten percent much of it has to do with diction and using. The exact phrase the assistance need to hear Alexa, often couldn't make it out when I asked to turn on the lights until I switched to turn on the Hugh lamps or change the color of Hugh lamp number one to read tool give me a little bit of. I don't understand that Sassine as a few times, but was pretty spun on for turning the lights on and often changing colors Siri could turn on the lights occasionally. But I never got it to turn them off. Now, that's not smart is it folks you have questions about setting up a smartphone. I would love to answer them on Twitter where I'm at Jefferson Grammy. But listening to talking tech, please subscribe to the show wherever you listen to online audio please favored the show on Stitcher, which helps more people find us. Thanks, everyone. For listening. Talking tech is brought to you in part by Northwestern University. The huge amounts of healthcare data available today as well. As advances in technology are making a profound impact on healthcare. Students enrolled in northwestern university's online master's program in health informatics, build the expertise needed to use that. Data and deliver more efficient ineffective patient care offered in partnership with north Western's Feinberg school of medicine. The program prepares students for emerging opportunities across the healthcare spectrum including specializations that are perfect for healthcare. Business and IT professionals. Details are at SPS dot northwestern dot EDU slash informatics.

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Why TVs have gotten so cheap

Talking Tech

04:15 min | 3 years ago

Why TVs have gotten so cheap

"Talking tech is brought to you in part by northwestern. University offered in partnership with north Western's Feinberg school of medicine. The program prepares students for emerging opportunities across the healthcare spectrum. Details are at SPS dot northwestern dot EDU slash informatics, Jefferson Graham USA today. You're listening to talking tech today. We're going to dive into what happened to the prices of TV's. How did they go from thousands of dollars to hundreds of dollars? I just saw forty three inch four K HD are smart TV from TCL with built in Roku at target for two hundred and fifty dollars two hundred and fifty dollars just a few years ago. This would have been in the seven hundred dollar range. There's a reason these TV's have gone down in price. One is cost the the raw material costs have gone way down and the second would be the companies have figured out ways to make money off you once the TB enters your. Home. The TB is now a razor, and we are the blades. Let me tell you all about it. On today's episode. First of all, they're making deals with marketing companies programmers to basically snoop on you into monitor your viewing. Every smart TV is a computer that knows what you watch when you watch how long you watch. And even though they deny it. I think they know your age and your zip code, and I think they have some idea of your income level. That's just me. But you know, okay. So if you live in Bel Air, and you live in Beverly Hills, you probably make more money than somebody in Chattanooga, Tennessee. So that may be just sort of an obvious thing. That's one way the other way, they're making money on you is by showcasing so-called free movie and TV channels in very prominent positions and sharing in the ad revenues with the company, so Pluto TV has a free channel on video TV's called watch. Free TV it's showcases mostly old movies and older TV shows it has some live programming. Now. There's nothing bad in this that you why shouldn't video make some money on on advertising since they sell TV's at basically cost. I think it's cool. And I think if that's how they wanna make money. I'd rather them sell advertising that I don't have to watch. Then really be heavily stupi on me beyond. Pluto to be is on many TV's accompany called Zumo is on L G T V's Samsung has their version basically, they've all got him the TCL TV's that are Roku branded have the Roku channel, and if you've ever seen any of the Amazon fire TV edition TV's, you know, they're dirty, and they would love to sell you things. You shopping cart is one of the channels on this Amazon TV, I know because I have one even have a live shopping channel under the Amazon brand. And the good news about the snooping. Is that unlike the phones turning the snooping off is relatively easy, you go into the menu settings. And you just say, no, no. And no. And thus the tracking is supposed to stop to tracking supposed to stop. Do. You believe it. I'm not. So sure are you. Let's talk about it on Twitter where I'm at Jefferson Grammy than listening to talking tech. Please subscribe to the show where every listen to online podcast, please favorite us on Stitcher, which helps more people find the show and thanks everyone for listening. Talking tech is brought to you in part by Northwestern University. The huge amounts of healthcare data available today as well. As advanced technology are making a profound impact on health care students enrolled in northwestern university's online master's program in health informatics, build the expertise needed to use that data and deliver more efficient ineffective patient care offered in partnership with north Western's Feinberg school of medicine the. HI program prepares students for emerging opportunities across the healthcare spectrum including specializations that are perfect for healthcare business and IT professionals. Details are at SPS dot northwestern dot EDU slash informatics.

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