wired wednesday

Do This on Social Media to Enhance Your Resume

Advice this week in our Wired Wednesday segment from app creator Carla White

App creator and social media consultant, Carla White, says that there are a lot of mistakes people make when it comes to their social media profiles, especially when they may be in the market for a new job. There are people constantly watching what you post and write, White reassures us. But there are a few simple changes can clean…

Why Few Apps Are On This Tech Experts Phone

After serious breaches to WhatsApp, Instagram and other programs, check out this cybersecurity advice

Katie Shuck doesn’t keep Facebook’s app on her phone. Or Instagram, or What’sApp. She tries her best to only log into the social media sites online. If privacy and security are important to you, you’ll want to understand why. Shuck sat down with KDLT News Today’s Carleen Wild for some insight, as well as what to do if you’re logged…

Slow Wifi? Our Wired Wednesday Expert Offers Some Solutions

Check out the three things Will Bushee suggests you try to speed things up

It’s one of the most common questions Will Bushee, one of our Wired Wednesday experts, says he gets when it comes to technology – how can anyone speed up their internet service? Make sure you have a good router, Bushee says. Just what does that mean? Check out the details in the interview below, as he sits down with KDLT…

3 Things to Do Now to Spring Clean Your Computer

The three steps to take to ensure it's virus-free, and clear of old files taking up space

Spring often brings with it the urge to deep clean every corner of our home. But if you’re passing over your computer – the one item you most likely use every day and that you ask to do a lot for you – it’s time you sat down and cleared out the cobwebs, if not harmful malware. Chris Prendergast, Chief…

How You’re Sabotaging Your Child’s Online Privacy

Cyber expert shares mistakes she sees more and more parents making

How young were your children when you started posting photos of them online? If you’re like most young parents these days, it started before they were even born, and you’ve posted thousands since. The journaling of their growth through social media is the norm anymore. But as you look to protect them, both online and otherwise, you may want to…

3 Takeaways for Parents from “Momo Challenge”

Some call it a concerning “Challenge” targeting our children. Others say the only ones falling for it are overprotective adults and there’s really nothing to it. Regardless, the Momo Challenge continues to appear on countless social media feeds worldwide, and it has a lot of our little ones very scared. If there are any sincere takeaways from the viral hoax,…

Wired Wednesday: Is Your Computer Spying On You?

Tech expert Will Bushee outlines how to avoid creeper video feeds and hacking attempts

Can someone turn on your computer’s webcam without you knowing it? Absolutely, according to tech expert, Will Bushee. All web browsers, including those on your phone, can enable the camera and microphone just by going to a webpage. While on a malicious site, they may be able to see you and hear you without you knowing it. How is this…

Wired Wednesday: The Many Ways You’re Being Watched

When it comes to technology, how to take back at least some control of your privacy

Chances are, you are keenly aware we are in a surveillance world today. We are being watched, not only in public via security systems for communities, individuals, and businesses, but just about everything we do online anymore leaves a footprint that can be traced. What started as better ways to advertise has majorly shifted into pretty much all industries, says…

Wired Wednesday December 19: Last-Minute Tech Gift Ideas

Two of our tech experts offer some easy, user-friendly and affordable options

If you’re struggling yet to find just the right gift for the tech lover in your life, two of our tech experts, Will Bushee and Chris Prendergast, offer up some easy finds. Some additional advice from Bushee: If you are buying tech gifts for parents, open them up and set them up on THEIR wifi before sending/delivering them. If you…

Wired Wednesday: Why Your Kids Might Explore a Career in Coding

Some startling statistics this Computer Science Education Week

One doesn’t have to look too far anymore to realize the career opportunities if you are tech savvy at all, are seemingly endless. Add to that any knowledge of coding, and it’s a win-win for local businesses needing the expertise and willing to pay for it. This Computer Science Education Week, the goal is to ensure every student in every…

4 Ways to Manage Your Overflowing Inbox

A local marketing specialist breaks down how to regain control of your email

If you are an average user of email, chances are you have if not a hundred unopened email in your inbox, thousands upon thousands. Do you really need all of those solicitations, newsletters and updates? If not, how do you easily downsize and regain control of the chaos? Chris Prendergast, the Chief Strategy Officer at Click Rain, offers up some…

Wired Wednesday: What Google, Microsoft Upgrades Mean to You

"You're going to see a lot more Artificial Intellingence and Machine Learning coming into everything."

Google and Microsoft this week were among just two technology giants unveiling upgrades to their operating systems. What that means for you – broader use of machines that are able to anticipate our every move, need and desire in an effort to make our lives easier. One of our tech experts, Will Bushee, explains outlined in this week’s edition of…

Staying Ahead of Changing Social Media Algorithms

Are you seeing what you’d like on your social media feeds? Or are you concerned certain users are being blocked? Chris Prendergast, Chief Strategy Officer and partner with Click Rain details how you can investigate and in turn, better establish your platforms to ensure there aren’t any issues. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today – Top Stories, KDLT News…

Wired Wednesday: Fun Technology to Get School Year Off to Best Start

Just when you thought you were done with all back-to-school shopping, tech expert Will Bushee, author of Wired for Coding, offered a few finds that might help all of you get out the door each morning with your sanity. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews, Local News, News, Out and About, Wired Wednesday Tags: Back to School, family,…

Keeping Yourself Safe Online

Online safety is something that affects nearly everyone. In this edition of Wired Wednesday, Will Bushee stopped by to talk with Simon Floss about the importance of staying safe by keeping your passwords safe, and a frightening encounter one of his friends experienced with online hackers. For more information on last pass, click here. For more information on haveibeenpwned, click…

Wired Wednesday: Why Google Chrome Is Warning of Unsafe Sites

Does the "s" on the end of the "http" really mean your information is more secure?

Consumer experts will tell you, if you’re online, and sharing any personal information at all, make sure the site you are on is secure. But how often do you really pay attention? Apparently not often enough, which is why Google Chrome is making it easier for you starting this week. The latest version of the browser will warn you and…

Why You May Be Losing Twitter Followers

Twitter is pulling out all the stops to eliminate fake user accounts. The social media platform began suspending fake user accounts back in May and June. Since then, 400 million fake accounts are no longer showing up as “follow” accounts. The average user won’t see much of a change at all, but some of Twitter’s most popular users are seeing a…