Computer Guys & Gal

Computer Guys & Gal

The Computer Guys and Gal explore the tech implication of a government shutdown and the reasons Apple's new iPhones are snapped up by the millions, along with its new operating system.

A government shutdown means federal employees can't use work-issued laptops and phones or check their office email. The Computer Guys and Gal explore the tech implications of telling federal workers to stay home and power down their devices. But Apple is working overtime to meet demand for its new iPhone 5s and 5c, released this month along with the new iOS 7 operating system.

Guests

Allison Druin

WAMU Computer Gal; Chief Futurist at the University of Maryland Division of Research; Co-Director of the Future of Information Alliance, University of Maryland

John Gilroy

WAMU Computer Guy; and Director of Business Development, Armature Corporation

Bill Harlow

WAMU Computer Guy; and Hardware & Software Technician for MACs & PCs at Mid-Atlantic Consulting, Inc.

Apps Of The Month

SupperKing is a variation on “couch surfing.” The iPhone app allows you to share your next home cooked meal by selling seats at your dinner table to complete strangers.

Cookie Clicker is a game where you make virtual cookies and, if you earn enough cookies, hire grandma bakers, build factories and even use a time machine.

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