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Donovan, Sam, Shae, and Oliver discuss the events of the week, sometimes personal stories that may or may not involved technology, and attempt to break down and summarize tech news stories they feel are worthy of discussion. Each host has a background in various fields but all have a connection to technology in some form.

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Donovan, Sam, Shae, and Oliver discuss the events of the week, sometimes personal stories that may or may not involved technology, and attempt to break down and summarize tech news stories they feel are worthy of discussion. Each host has a background in various fields but all have a connection to technology in some form.

    That's No Moon!

    That's No Moon!

    Oliver is back with Sam and Donovan this week to discuss an odd source that was causing broadband service outages in a village; the Z4 is the oldest digital computer that still exists and its manual was lost, until now; Microsoft hasn’t completely given up on perpetual licenses for Office; is it space debris or is it a mini-moon; Google is adding a COVID-19 layer to maps; Windows XP source code and more leaked; and Sam brings up the weird file concerning smartphones – are they making us dumber?





    Links

    Apple iOS 14.0.1 Release: Should You Upgrade?

    Internet: Old TV caused village broadband outages for 18 months

    Researchers found the manual for the world’s oldest surviving computer

    Microsoft to release a new perpetual license version of Office next year

    A new mini-moon is about to join Earth’s orbit. It could be a booster rocket from the 60s

    Google Maps adds an overlay of COVID-19 case trends

    Windows XP Source Code Reportedly Leaked, Posted to 4chan

    Weird File



    Hosts

    Donovan Adkisson

    Oliver

    Samuel Lewis

    Shae Jones

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Technosexual

    Technosexual

    Donovan and Samuel are back again, this time discussing 5G spectrum, transcription in Microsoft Word on the web, Netflix calls it quits on ‘Altered Carbon’ after two seasons, Amazon wins FAA approval for their delivery drones, Walmart’s shot across the bow of Amazon with their Walmart+ $98/year service, new rules in Apple’s App store affecting streaming game services (i.e. Microsoft, Google), and the big story:  The alarming rise of the technosexuals.





    Links

    FCC makes more 5G spectrum available ahead of iPhone 12 launch

    Microsoft Word just got a killer feature that puts Google Docs to shame

    ‘Altered Carbon’ Canceled By Netflix After 2 Seasons

    Amazon wins FAA approval for Prime Air drone delivery fleet

    Walmart unveils ‘ultimate life hack,’ a $98 membership with access to gas, groceries and free delivery

    Apple issues new rules for App Store that will impact streaming game services from Google and Microsoft

    The alarming rise of the technosexuals



    Hosts

    Donovan Adkisson

    Oliver

    Samuel Lewis

    Shae Jones

    • 1 hr 32 min
    An Epic Showdown

    An Epic Showdown

    Sam, Oliver, and Donovan are back to discuss Toshiba saying goodbye to the laptop market (and basically the entire computer market), a mom managed to get back almost $20k in Twitch donations her son spent, Windows 10 loses the ability to search online for device drivers (but not really), Microsoft is forcing Windows Defender to stay on (but is it just for Windows 10 Home or all versions?), the Uber and Lyft saga continues in California, and AMC starts back up with 15-cent tickets.

    The Big Story:  The showdown between Apple, Epic, and Google.  The guys weigh in with their thoughts on who is right, who is wrong, and if this is just rich companies doing what rich companies do.

    Rounding out the show, Sam has a weird file, one that literally makes Donovan squirm (the guys were on video and Sam took delight in watching Donovan’s reaction).



    Show notes can be found at https://southgeek.news/13



    Sources

    Goodbye Toshiba Laptops. It’s Been Good Knowing Ya

    A Mother Recovers the $20K Her Son Secretly Spent on Twitch Donations in 17 Days

    Windows 10 Device Manager loses the ability to search online for driver updates

    Uber and Lyft on track to leave California after failing to delay driver status order

    AMC is reopening its theaters next week with 15-cent tickets

    Microsoft no longer allows users to permanently disable Windows Defender

    Epic Games vs. Apple: Timeline of Events Surrounding Fortnite’s Removal From App Store

    iPhones with ‘Fortnite’ installed are being sold for as much as $10,000 after Apple pulled the game from the App Store



    Hosts

    Donovan Adkisson

    Oliver

    Samuel Lewis

    Shae Jones

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Dance Like TikTok Ain't Watchin'

    Dance Like TikTok Ain't Watchin'

    After a two week hiatus, Sam and Donovan are back missing Oliver and Shae for this episode of SouthGeek News.  The guys catch up with one another on what’s been going on in their lives over the last two weeks.  Sam won something, Donovan finally got some financial issues resolved (and got stung several times by wasps – fun!)

    In tech news, Mulan is coming to Disney Plus for an additional $30.  Sam thinks this works for larger families, but not so much for a single dude like himself.  Donovan agrees stating he and his wife think they’d just wait until it became part of the regular Display Plus lineup.

    Dr. Disrespect, a popular Twitch streamer, is back on his streaming game after being banned and kicked from the Twitch platform (still with no public reason why).  He’s going to be streaming on YouTube, Facebook, and his own website.

    The format you’re most likely listening to this in is officially 25 years old!  Happy birthday to MP3!

    7 social media apps that you may have not heard of or you have forgotten about…what are they?  Listen and find out!

    Popular local network streaming software/service Plex has introduced “live” television.  Donovan notes it seems very similar to Pluto.

    Mixer’s final day was basically an ad for Twitch.  Was anyone surprised?

    Would you pay for a social media subscription?  Sam explains the reports of Twitter looking at subscriptions isn’t what it sounds like.

    Finally, Sam provides a breakdown of the Executive Order concerning TikTok, and WeChat as well as a comparison between Instagram’s Reels and TikTok.  Donovan previously had stated to Sam that he thought Reels would eventually kill TikTok, which prompted Sam to do his due diligence and he’s pretty convinced, at least in its current form, TikTok has nothing to worry about from Reels.





    Links

    Mulan’s move to Disney Plus proves how quickly the pandemic forever changed entertainment

    Dr Disrespect officially returns to streaming

    MP3 IS 25 YEARS OLD!

    7 social media apps you totally forgot about — and what happened to them

    Do-It-All Streaming Service Plex Is Launching a New TV Feature—And Yes, It’s Free

    On Mixer’s last day, all eyes were on Twitch

    Twitter says it’s looking at subscription options as ad revenue drops sharply

    Trump signs Executive orders banning US business with TikTok owner ByteDance and Tencent’s WeChat



    Hosts

    Donovan Adkisson

    Oliver

    Samuel Lewis

    Shae Jones

    • 1 hr 32 min
    A Quick Update

    A Quick Update

    Donovan provides an update on the show.





    Hosts

    Donovan Adkisson

    Oliver

    Samuel Lewis

    Shae Jones

    • 1 min
    Friday Night Lights

    Friday Night Lights

    Yay, the show made it to episode 10!!!!  This show is all over the place.  To be fair, the crew normally record on Saturday mornings, but this time around they recorded the show on a Friday evening, so…well…yeah.  I mean, there was some “tech” talk…iOS 13.6 came out and Donovan upgraded his iPhone SE 2, but he’s still waiting for his BMW to arrive so he can use his electronic key on his iPhone.  Microsoft had some serious DNS issues.  Twitch stopped the US Army from doing some shady stuff.  Donovan talked about his experience with trying to get a phone setup with Ting.  The big Twitter hack was discussed.  Plus, there was a lot of non-tech or lightly tech connected discussions.  Oh, and Oliver has a new microphone!  I know, shocking!!!

    Eh, just listen, it’s fun.  It’s just some dudes hanging out talking about tech, life, and other crap.  They are you and you are them.  Admit it.  🙂





    Links

    iOS 13.6 out for iPhone bringing support for digital car keys

    Google Chrome just fixed the worst thing about web browsing — how to get it now

    Windows Updates Just Got Serious: You Have 24 Hours To Comply, Homeland Security Tells Federal Agencies

    Twitch tells US Army to stop sharing fake prize giveaways that sent users to recruitment page

    U.S. Army Esports Team May Have Violated the First Amendment on Twitch

    Everything we know about this week’s big Twitter hack so far

    Oliver’s new microphone

    Radio Rental



    Hosts

    Donovan Adkisson

    Oliver

    Samuel Lewis

    Shae Jones

    • 1 hr 39 min

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