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Episode 31 – Hacking

This week our team answers the who, what, when, and why of hacking. Audio from all of our past episodes are located right here on our site, happy listening!      Hacking is often in the news, but we at Ripcord have found that not many people have a firm grasp on the exacts of what hacking … Continue reading Episode 31 – Hacking

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Episode 30 – Tech in the News

From Wikileaks to Amazon’s Delivery Drones, today our team discusses some recent ways that tech has made the news. Audio from all of our past episodes are located right here on our site, happy listening! Wikileaks Whether what they do is ethical or not, it’s hard to deny that Wikileaks has fundamentally altered the political landscape with … Continue reading Episode 30 – Tech in the News

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Episode 29 – Kids These Days

On today’s very special Spring Break edition of Technical Difficulties, the team has brought in some guest stars- all of their kids! Audio from all of our past episodes are located right here on our site, happy listening!     It’s an old refrain: “kids these days and their…” typically followed by a description of some sort of newfangled … Continue reading Episode 29 – Kids These Days

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Episode 28 – Ransomware

On this week’s episode the Ripcord Team discusses ransomware, one of the most dangerous menaces on the internet today. Audio from all of our past episodes are located right here on our site, happy listening!      Ransomware is one of the fastest spreading epidemics on the internet, with attempts raising over 6,000% during the last year … Continue reading Episode 28 – Ransomware

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Episode 27 – Remember When …

It’s getting harder and harder to remember the time before smartphones, the internet, or even spellcheck. Today the team asks, do you remember when… Audio from all of our past episodes are located right here on our site, happy listening!      Technology has come a long way, and some of it has become so thoroughly ingrained … Continue reading Episode 27 – Remember When …

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Episode 26 – Technology Pet Peeves

As technology has advanced the associated annoyances have only grown more common and more pronounced. Today the team looks at some their biggest Technology Pet Peeves. Audio from all of our past episodes are located right here on our site, happy listening!     According to a survey of 2000 office workers, the most common pet peeves related to technology … Continue reading Episode 26 – Technology Pet Peeves

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Episode 25 – Small Business IT Support

Over the past few years technology has undergone some major changes. Has your tech support adapted too? Ripcord Support is here to discuss how these changes have affected small businesses, and the tech support changes that can make it work. Audio from all of our past episodes are located right here on our site, happy listening!     More than … Continue reading Episode 25 – Small Business IT Support

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Episode 24 – The Internet and Government

This week our discusses something a little different: the inextricable ways the internet has become a part of our government and politics. Audio from all of our past episodes are located right here on our site, happy listening!     In 2017, nearly everyone uses the internet, but we find that to this day not many people understand it. The … Continue reading Episode 24 – The Internet and Government

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Episode 23 – Tech Fails

Perhaps our most interesting topic to date- today our team discusses some of the most famous Technology Fails. Audio from all of our past episodes are located right here on our site, happy listening!     We all have our own personal “Tech Fails.” But what about the big ones, the big products from big companies that turn out to be … Continue reading Episode 23 – Tech Fails

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Episode 22 – Question-palooza

This week the team tackles our MASSIVE backlog of listener questions in QUESTION-PALOOZA! Audio from all of our past episodes are located right here on our site, happy listening! From Kristen (excellent name by the way) in Safety Harbor: “Why is my wireless printer so hard to use? Are there good ones and bad ones?” Wireless printers … Continue reading Episode 22 – Question-palooza

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Episode 21 – The Internet of Things

A phrase many people are familiar with, but not many understand; today the Ripcord Support Team discusses the Internet of Things! Audio from all of our past episodes are located right here on our site, happy listening!       The term “Internet of Things” was coined all the way back in 1999 to describe devices connected to each … Continue reading Episode 21 – The Internet of Things

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Episode 20 – New Technology: Good or Bad?

Today the team discusses some of the ways technology has changed, and whether this has been good, or bad. Audio from all of our past episodes are located right here on our site, happy listening!      The role of our technology as it continues to steamroll into the future is continually called into question. True, some of the changes … Continue reading Episode 20 – New Technology: Good or Bad?

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Episode 19 – Virtual Reality

Intrigued by the world of Virtual Reality? The Ripcord Team has everything you need to know about this exciting new technology! Audio from all of our past episodes are located right here on our site, happy listening!     Whether you gave or received a Virtual Reality Headset this Christmas, or are just curious about the technology, it has certainly … Continue reading Episode 19 – Virtual Reality

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Episode 18 – Business Productivity Apps

This week the team follows up their discussion on Small Business Tech with a rundown of some of the Apps that can most help your business’ productivity. Audio from all of our past episodes are located right here on our site, happy listening!     No one can argue that smartphones have become an integral part of not only … Continue reading Episode 18 – Business Productivity Apps

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Episode 17 – Small Business Tech

This week the Ripcord team discusses some of the technology that can help out small businesses, as well as some of the tech issues facing small businesses. Audio from all of our past episodes are located right here on our site, happy listening!     While many of our shows have focused on the consumer side of technology, it’s … Continue reading Episode 17 – Small Business Tech

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Episode 16 – Holiday Buyers Guide

Just in time for the Holiday Season, here’s Ripcord Support’s Holiday Tech Gift Buying Guide! Audio from all of our past episodes are located right here on our site, happy listening!     With more desirable, affordable devices than ever- and more people planning to buy them, experts expect this Holiday Season to be dominated by the latest and … Continue reading Episode 16 – Holiday Buyers Guide

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Episode 15 – Technology Myths

Today the team tackles Tech Myths, the good, the bad, and the strange. Audio from all of our past episodes are located right here on our site, happy listening!     There are two types of tech myth: the real-world myths perpetuated on technical platforms, and myths related to technology. In the first case, such as the “fake news,” … Continue reading Episode 15 – Technology Myths

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Episode 14 – Printers

This afternoon Wes and the team discuss printers, one of the most confusing and issue-riddled components our customers call us about. Audio from all of our past episodes are located right here on our site, happy listening!     Supposedly, printers are the cause of 60% of tech support calls, and we at Ripcord have seen that statistic in … Continue reading Episode 14 – Printers

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Episode 13 – Windows 10

On today’s episode the team discusses the contentious Windows 10, as well as any questions we’ve heard, some issues we know people have had, and some reasons you may just want to upgrade. Audio from all of our past episodes are located right here on our site, happy listening!     The advent of Windows 10 this year has … Continue reading Episode 13 – Windows 10

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Episode 12 – Election Tech

On this week’s (very timely) episode the Team tackles the technology behind the election, and how it has changed in the past few decades. Audio from all of our past episodes are located right here on our site, happy listening!     Elections are contentious, and the role technology plays in them is equally so. Even in … Continue reading Episode 12 – Election Tech

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