• Explore the magic and the mystery!
  • The Tech Night Owl's Home Page
  • Namecheap.com




  • Expert writing assistance can be found online. You can try dissertation writers at MastersThesisWriting company.


    Listen to The Tech Night Owl LIVE on the GCN radio network

    Click here to get the exclusive GCN app for your iPhone or Android smartphone!

    A PREMIUM TECH NIGHT OWL LIVE EXPERIENCE! Welcome to Tech Night Owl+! For a low monthly or annual subscription fee, you will receive access to an ad-free higher-resolution version of The Tech Night Owl LIVE and other exclusive content. For more information and simple signup instructions, click here.

    DOWNLOAD — Free Version This week we present tech writer Andrew Orr from the The Mac Observer, Andrew covers a variety of topics from some of his recent articles, including more information about the Facebook follies, and the alleged abuses by the world’s largest social network. What about the paucity of apps that support Apple’s controversial touch bar, which is found on some models of the MacBook Pro? The discussion also covers the iPad, and whether it can be used as a primary personal computer with the right keyboard. What about Apple’s upcoming TV programming? Andrew has kept tabs on announcements and rumors of new shows. You’ll also hear about the latest Netflix price increase and the possibility of Apple switching from Intel to its own ARM-based processors on Macs in the near future.

    We also present the fascinating life story of a former “most wanted” cybercriminal. Brett Johnson discusses his long and varied history as a career criminal, which took him from petty crime to online scams that included identity theft, tax fraud, social engineering attacks, hacking and more. He built and was leader of ShadowCrew, the precursor to today’s darknet markets. As a reformed criminal, Brett consults with large corporations and helps them harden their systems to prevent intrusions from cybercriminals. A nationally-known lecturer and podcaster, he’ll also deliver common sense advice on how you can product yourself from the dangers of the online world where privacy is usually just a talking point and not much else.

    Click to hear our latest episode: The Tech Night Owl Live — January 19, 2019

    For more episodes, click here to visit the show’s home page.


    Advertisers Wanted: If you want to deliver information about your product or service to a growing audience of very loyal listeners, drop us a line (click Contact Us in the nav bar above). We'll send you our latest rate card with a number of affordable ad packages that will offer a great return on your investment. Try us and see for yourself how The Tech Night Owl can help you grow your business.

    We’re Back!

    December 18th, 2018

    Due to a hosting glitch, involving the site’s DNS, we were offline for several hours.

    Everything should be back to normal now, and there will be some updates soon.


    Special Notice to Readers!

    December 18th, 2018

    The Tech Night Owl debuted in its original form and format in 1999; it was upgraded to WordPress to its current design in 2006.

    My son, Grayson, and I started The Tech Night Owl LIVE in 2002, and it became part of the GCN network in 2010.

    I have complete archives for the radio show, and all episodes since 2007 are available online via iTunes and our site.

    In order to right my personal finances and prepare for the future, wherever it leads, I have decided to put up The Tech Night Owl and the radio show for sale.

    If you wish to make an offer, please contact me directly: Gene Steinberg

    Peace,
    Gene


    Newsletter Issue #972: Has Apple Become an Old, Boring Company?

    November 22nd, 2018

    Our image of Apple, Inc. has long been that of a maverick company that defies the conventional wisdom and goes its own way. Here’s to the “crazy ones” indeed!

    In the old days, the most famous example was the Macintosh personal computer. Where computers in the early days used an arcane text-based interface, paying lip service to color displays, Apple provided a graphic user interface designed to make it warm and fuzzy even to people who couldn’t adapt to the traditional PC.

    Steve Jobs always envisioned the Mac as a computing appliance, and the original model actually offered no way for you to do any upgrades to memory and other components. In passing, the Apple of 2018 has mostly reverted to this concept, and what you buy is as upgradeable as your toaster oven. Period!

    Continue Reading…


    Newsletter Issue #971: A Predictable Apple Event with a Predictable Outcome

    September 20th, 2018

    In the run-up to Apple’s September 12th media event last week, there was speculation aplenty. But most of it coalesced on three new iPhones and an Apple Watch Series 4, the new operating systems under test since June — and not much else.

    This is not to say that Apple’s announcements were disappointing. The new products are tempting, particularly one reasonably affordable iPhone that I’ll mention shortly. But it may well be that the Apple Watch Series 4 turned out to be the star of the show.

    But I’m getting ahead of myself.

    Continue Reading…