Computer Guys & Gal

Computer Guys & Gal

The NSA is snooping through tech companies' data centers, a reporter spys and tweets on the Acela train and the tablet wars heat up. The Computer Guys and Gal are here.

A half-dozen tech companies blast the NSA for tapping into their data centers overseas. A reporter eavesdrops on a former intelligence official and live-tweets the conversation from an Acela train. And tablet wars heat up with new models from Apple and competitors. The Computer Guys and Gal join Kojo in studio.

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

Text Neck lets users know when they're at risk of "text neck," an overuse syndrome head, neck and shoulders, usually resulting from excessive strain. A green light flashes when the phone is held at an acceptable angle for viewing. When the phone is held at an unacceptable viewing angle, a red indicator light comes on and an optional vibration or beep notification can be added.

Bon App├ętit magazine's free Thanksgiving app presents recipes, tips and photos tp help you prepare a special holiday meal. It also includes a scheduling tool that breaks down all the tasks that go into the meal.

f.lux makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, so it will appear warm at night and like sunlight during the day. The app makes your computer screen look like the room you're in, all the time.

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