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September 18, 2017

2017-09-18 WSVA Show & Podcast

Filed under: WSVA Show Notes — Ron @ 11:20 am

Welcome back to the Show for September! As usual if you missed it live you can listen to the podcast.

Equifax two top technology executives leave company ‘effective immediately’WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Equifax said on Friday that it made changes in its top management as part of its review of a massive data breach, with two technology and security executives leaving the company “effective immediately.”

The credit-monitoring company announced the changes in a press release that gave its most detailed public response to date of the discovery of the data breach on July 29 and the actions it has since taken.

The statement came on a day when Equifax’s share price continued to slide following a week of relentless criticism over its response to the data breach…

As a side note from Frank.

If you wish to freeze your credit so that only you can allow any action to take place on your credit report here are the links and numbers for the three major companies:

Things to know about the new iPhone X

  • It is pronounced iPhone 10, not X.
  • Front, back, top, bottom and sides are ALL glass. Quote, “Apple stresses that the glass is “the most durable” ever used in a smartphone.”
  • No home button
  • Face ID Recognition
  • Shipping should start on November 3, 2017
  • $1,000
  • Check the link above for a few more

reMarkable’s Pricey, Paper-Like Tablet Ready to Ship

reMarkable on Monday will begin shipping what might best be described as an “untablet” — a device that is, essentially, an electronic piece of paper.

The company is proud of its paper tablet’s simplicity, boasting that no other tablet has fewer functionalities.

reMarkable users cannot install apps, watch videos or take photos. What they can do is read, write and sketch on a paper-like surface with a modern twist.

The purchase price is $599 for the reMarkable paper tablet, marker, marker tips and cable. More than 35,000 units already have been sold, according to the company.

reMarable Non-Tablet

Ron’s Android App Recommendation
(This app can be found on Google Play from your Android phone,
tablet or viewed on your PC from the link below.)

GoodReadsDeciding what to read next?
You’re in the right place. Tell us what titles or genres you’ve enjoyed in the past, and we’ll give you surprisingly insightful recommendations.

What are your friends reading?
Chances are your friends are discussing their favorite (and least favorite) books on Goodreads.

It also has an even more detailed online version for your PC check it at

The best free VPN 2017

There are various reasons for wanting to use free VPN (Virtual Private Network) software.

Here are the top five choices from TechRadar listed in order. Read the entire article to find out their grading criteria.

  1. TunnelBear
  2. Windscribe
  3. Hotspot Shield
  4. Speedify
  5. Private Tunnel


Altenative to

AlternativeTo is a new approach to finding good software. Tell us what application you want to replace and we give you great alternatives, based on user recommendations. Looking for a free replacement for Office or Photoshop, try it out.

There are 55,830 alternative applications on this site. Some of them are paid apps but many are free. Search out the freebies.

That is all for today, please check back on Monday, October 16, for the next show.


Ron Doyle

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