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Weekend of July 3, 2020 – Hour 2

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Tech News and Commentary

Dave and the team discuss YouTube TV’s price hike, TikTok and other Chinese apps banned in India, Huawei and ZTE becoming official national security threats, NASA’s Mars drone and rover, EU’s new travel restrictions, and more.



Lee in Windsor, Ontario listens on AM800 CKLW and asked: “I have an iPad but use this “clunker” computer with windows xp. It says Google Chrome updates cant be received because of this. Not concerned about much stuff because I only use this for home fun and not for banking. Just saying hi to family in florida, etc…. Should i be concerned when something pops up saying I have to replace the browser? I really don’t want to pay for anything and have been OK for a long time.”

Well Lee, it’s not good, you’re missing security updates and you’re likely far more vulnerable than users on supported systems.

Having said that, Microsoft stopped supporting XP in 2014 and Google dropped Chrome support for XP in 2016, so your situation is probably not about to change. You’re not in a great place, but you haven’t been for a while.

If you’re going to continue to use an operating system that old, you won’t find many if any browsers that still support it, having said that, Microsoft not supporting it either is probably a bigger problem.

With something that’s been out of date for so long you will probably notice that many parts of the modern internet won’t work for you either, and more will start to fail as time goes by.

You may want to think about buying a cheap replacement for that computer when you can, but you’ve been on an unsupported system for a long time already.


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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

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