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Secrets of Technology

English, Technology, 1 season, 255 episodes, 3 days, 14 hours, 49 minutes
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Welcome to the Secrets of Technology from the Star Quest Production Network, your weekly look at the world of technology from a uniquely Catholic perspective. We’re not the usual tech news from New York or San Francisco. We’re creating conversations around technology topics that affect all of us, including social media, privacy, AI, the ubiquity of gadgets, parenting tech-savvy kids, and more. Geek and gadget culture is mainstream in society at all age levels now more than ever. By exploring the intersection of faith and technology, we give you the tools to live your faith life and spirituality in harmony with the work of technology and media that you are immersed in. But you don’t have to be Catholic or a believer to get something out of Secrets of Technology. Our regular panel will discuss the top tech stories, offer up technology tips and lessons, and give you our picks of the week for software, hardware, web sites, or information that will make you more productive, more entertained, more informed, and more secure.
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Is Apple Intelligence Enough?

Apple revealed its latest software strategy this week, including its latest approach to artificial intelligence. Dom Bettinelli and Joanne Mercier take an in-depth look at the announcements as indicators of where consumer application of this tech could go. The post Is Apple Intelligence Enough? appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/13/20240
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Master Safe Surfing: Tips for Secure and Private Internet Browsing

Protect yourself. Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Patrick Mason discuss tips for keeping you safe and private on the web, from VPNs to public wifi to avoiding social media scams and more. Plus the problem of web rot and link decay; an anti-scam coalition; and more. The post Master Safe Surfing: Tips for Secure and Private Internet Browsing appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/30/20240
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Tech for the Faithful: Empowering Parish Pastoral Care with Modern Tools

Pastoral care is a person-to-person ministry, but as Dom Bettinelli, Joanne Mercer, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss, tech tools from remote meeting software to streaming video boxes to online messaging apps all provide essential assistance to parish staffs in reaching more people. The post Tech for the Faithful: Empowering Parish Pastoral Care with Modern Tools appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/23/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 1 second
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Stream Smart: Comparing Music Services for Every Budget and Need

You probably have a music streaming service but is it the best one for you? Dom Bettinelli and Thomas Sanjurjo discuss the 4 big music streamers (and a couple small ones), their prices and features, and how to decide which one is best for you. The post Stream Smart: Comparing Music Services for Every Budget and Need appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/16/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 24 seconds
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Digital Shields Up: Defense Against Identity Theft and Breaches

With identity theft and data breaches becoming more common, Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Thomas Sanjurjo discuss proactive security measure to protect yourself and what to do if your identity or privacy are compromised or if you think it has. The post Digital Shields Up: Defense Against Identity Theft and Breaches appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/9/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 43 seconds
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Lessons from Father Justin AI

Catholic Answers made a big splash with its AI-powered apologetics chatbot with good and bad reactions. Dom Bettinelli, Victor Lams, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the lessons to learn about AI and its best uses as well as how the Church should use and approach technology. The post Lessons from Father Justin AI appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/2/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 56 seconds
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Our Tech Every Day Carry in 2024

What's in your pockets? Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Joanne Mercier discuss the tech they carry in their pockets, wallets, keychains, and tech bags or as wearables. Plus dangerous USB accessories; health data breaches; and obsolete critical tech. The post Our Tech Every Day Carry in 2024 appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/25/20241 hour, 17 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Dead-Internet Theory

A conspiracy theory claims that that nothing on the Internet is real, but is just psyop. Dom Bettinelli, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Jack Baruzzini discuss why the theory is not entirely wrong; plus why Find My is not a good basis for a search warrant and why AI doesn't explain the lack of aliens. The post The Dead-Internet Theory appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/18/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ready Your Tech to Recycle or Resell

When it's time to get rid of old tech, wait! Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Fr. Andrew Kinstetter discuss the steps you need to take to safeguard your data and privacy BEFORE you dispose of old phones, tablets, and computers. The post Ready Your Tech to Recycle or Resell appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/11/20241 hour, 1 minute, 38 seconds
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Demystify Home Networking Basics

Most homes have broadband but are you getting the most for your buck? Dom Bettinelli, Victor Lams, and Fr. Joseph Sund discuss the basics of home networking, the common bottlenecks, and some tips and tricks for getting the most from your home network. The post Demystify Home Networking Basics appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/4/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 54 seconds
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Buy Used and Refurbished Tech

Buying used tech gear can often make a lot of sense and save you money. Dom Bettinelli and Thomas Sanjurjo discuss where to get the best deals, how to evaluate the deals, the kinds of tech to buy used, how to tap into communal wisdom on used tech, and more. The post Buy Used and Refurbished Tech appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/21/202456 minutes, 8 seconds
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Emails Tools and Extensions

Email is a fact of life and Dom Bettinelli and Joanne Mercier look at some email tools and software to help us better manage the flow of email in our inboxes. Plus Roku's draconian TOS rollout; why not to put your phone in rice; and why musical alarms could save lives. The post Emails Tools and Extensions appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/14/20241 hour, 1 minute, 51 seconds
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Capturing Memories: Mastering Photo Editing & Storage Solutions

Once you've taken photos on your phone, what next? Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Joseph Sund, and Victor Lams discuss software and workflows for editing and storing your precious photos securely. Plus, AI sacred art; parish podcasts; and America's last Morse code station. The post Capturing Memories: Mastering Photo Editing & Storage Solutions appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/7/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 4 seconds
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A Marketplace of Girl Influencers

Protect the girls. Dom Bettinelli, Joanne Mercier, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the exploitation of girls on Instagram in accounts managed by moms and stalked by men and what we should do about it. Plus, Joanne's Vision Pro experience, the failure of self-checkout, and more. The post A Marketplace of Girl Influencers appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/29/20241 hour, 13 minutes, 10 seconds
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What’s in your Software EDC?

What's in your software toolkit? Dom Bettinelli, Jack Baruzzini, and Thomas Sanjurjo discuss the software utilities and apps that keep them productive every day in their personal and work lives. Plus IRS e-file and why piracy is surging again. The post What’s in your Software EDC? appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/22/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 53 seconds
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Find Reliable News Sources Online

Tired of fake news? Dom Bettinelli and Pat Scott discuss how to find reliable news sources online to avoid disinformation, silos, and anxiety, by using critical thinking, a broad-based diverse approach, and helpful online tools. The post Find Reliable News Sources Online appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/15/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 44 seconds
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Getting Started With Smart Home Automation

Smart home tech is ever more accessible, but if you're just getting started where do you begin? Dom Bettinelli, Victor Lams, and Fr. Joseph Sund discuss the basic considerations, where to start, and why thinking of the others in your household first is necessary. The post Getting Started With Smart Home Automation appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/8/202458 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Future of Farming

Techie Farmer Matt Clark returns to talk to Dom Bettinelli, Victor Lams, and Thomas Sanjurjo about how climate change affects farms, the importance of connectivity to farms, population growth, and alternative proteins on the market. Plus headlines and picks of the week. The post The Future of Farming appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/1/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Big Tech Trends for 2024

What are the big tech trends we can expect in 2024? Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Fr. Andrew Kinstetter look at what was big at the Consumer Electronics Show (and on product that wasn't there) to see what we can expect to see more of in the coming year and beyond. The post The Big Tech Trends for 2024 appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/18/20241 hour, 13 minutes, 46 seconds
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Our Favorite Tech of 2023

Every year, tech geeks get new software and gadgets, so Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Joseph Sund, and Victor Lams discuss their favorite tech from 2023, including retro gaming, home appliances, and more. Plus the problems of zombie scientific studies and other headlines. The post Our Favorite Tech of 2023 appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/11/20241 hour, 9 minutes, 18 seconds
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Your Devices Aren’t Listening to You

A marketing company has claimed it can listen in on people's smartphones and digital assistants. Dom Bettinelli and Joanne Mercier discuss why it is likely untrue, but also how we can all do more to protect our privacy and be aware of how we "leak" data about ourselves all the time. The post Your Devices Aren’t Listening to You appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/4/20241 hour, 32 seconds
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Christmas Gift Guide with Pat and Fr. Andrew

In our last Christmas gift guide of 2023, Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Fr. Andrew Kinstetter give some ideas for last-minute gifts (or early Epiphany gifts!) Plus, they discuss Microsoft pushing OneDrive; DoorDash pushing tipping; and Google Maps pushing legibility. The post Christmas Gift Guide with Pat and Fr. Andrew appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/21/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 5 seconds
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Christmas Gift Guide with Joanne and Fr. Cory

It's stocking stuffer time! Dom Bettinellli, Joanne Mercier, and Fr. Cory Sticha come up with a list of tech gifts perfect to put in those stockings hung by the chimney with care this Christmas. The post Christmas Gift Guide with Joanne and Fr. Cory appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/7/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 22 seconds
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A special message from StarQuest CEO Dom Bettinelli

StarQuest CEO Dom Bettinelli has a special message for listeners as we approach the Christmas season. We need to hear from you this Advent and Christmas at sqpn.com/give The post A special message from StarQuest CEO Dom Bettinelli appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/7/20232 minutes, 38 seconds
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Christmas Gift Guide with Thomas and Jack

On week 2 of our Christmas Gift Guide, Dom Bettinelli, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Jack Baruzzini give some ideas of tech gifts that everyone from kids to grandparents would gladly receive. Plus, a look at the latest headlines and the picks of the week. The post Christmas Gift Guide with Thomas and Jack appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/30/20231 hour, 13 seconds
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Christmas Gift Guide with Pat and Fr. Joseph

It's time again to start thinking about Christmas gifts, so Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Fr. Joseph Sund offer some gift ideas in the area of virtual and mixed reality entertainment and home automation. Plus news on UFOs, the Vision Pro social strategy, and why car radio is hanging on. The post Christmas Gift Guide with Pat and Fr. Joseph appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/16/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 45 seconds
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Must-Have Bare Minimum Smartphone Apps

If you had to pare down the apps and features on your phone to the bare minimum, what would make the cut? Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Joanne Mercier discuss their lists and criteria. Plus, AI and the dignity of work; the decline of remote work; and more. The post Must-Have Bare Minimum Smartphone Apps appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/9/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 56 seconds
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Thrifty Tech Spending

Every dollar counts these days and we want to be good stewards of our goods so Dom Bettinelli and Jack Baruzzini discuss their top tips and advice for sensible, thrifty spending on tech. Plus, New York's rules for AirBnB and 3D printing and a billionaire's new blimp. The post Thrifty Tech Spending appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/2/202356 minutes, 43 seconds
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Debunking Bad Science and More Headlines

We delve into the headlines this time. Dom Bettinelli and Pat Scott look at AI used to debunk science fraud; More AI used to keep people from becoming homeless; Meta being sued by states and its plans to charge for ad-free social media; and more. The post Debunking Bad Science and More Headlines appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/26/202351 minutes, 39 seconds
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Clean Your Tech

Your technology gets dirty. Filthy even. Dom Bettinelli, Victor Lams, and Fr. Joseph Sund discuss tips, techniques, and tools for cleaning smartphones, computers, TVs, and more, safely and effectively. Plus, iPhone 12 radiation, Microsoft printer drivers, and net neutrality. The post Clean Your Tech appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/19/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 29 seconds
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Accessibility for Everyone

Every operating system has accessibility features for those who need extra assistance. However, Dom Bettinelli, Joanne Mercier, and Fr. Cory Sticha explore how those same features can also benefit those who don't have the same accessibility issues. The post Accessibility for Everyone appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/12/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 11 seconds
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Home Maintenance Tech

Whether you own a house or rent an apartment, your home needs regular maintenance. Dom Bettinelli, Victor Lams, and Thomas Sanjurjo discuss high and low tech tools, gadgets, software, and tips for maintaining your home in top condition. The post Home Maintenance Tech appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/5/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 6 seconds
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Health and Wellness Tech

We have lots of tech dedicated to helping us get healthier. Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss some tech to help us lose weight, eat healthier, track our vitals, and sleep better. Plus canceling phantom subscriptions and more. The post Health and Wellness Tech appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/28/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 16 seconds
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Steam Deck Isn’t Just for Gaming

The Steam Deck is an amazing portable, handheld gaming console, but it's also a full-fledged miniature Linux computer. Dom Bettinelli, Jack Baruzzini, and Fr. Joseph Sund discuss many non-gaming uses for the versatile Steam Deck. The post Steam Deck Isn’t Just for Gaming appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/21/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 9 seconds
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A message from Dom Bettinelli of Starquest

We need your help to continue to produce our great Catholic shows that explore the intersection of faith and modern culture and look at the world from a uniquely Catholic perspective. The post A message from Dom Bettinelli of Starquest appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/14/20232 minutes, 10 seconds
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iPhone turns 15

What's new from Apple? Dom Bettinelli, Joanne Mercier, and Fr. Andrew Kinstetter discuss Apple's announcements of new phones and watches. What's new? Should you upgrade? And what about Apple's values-based touting of health and safety and environmental benefits? The post iPhone turns 15 appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/14/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 12 seconds
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How We Use ChatGPT

ChatGPT can be an incredible tool that helps at both work and home. Dom Bettinelli, Jack Baruzzini, and Thomas Sanjurjo discuss the specific ways that ChatGPT helps them every day; explain why we don't have to be afraid of this tool; and give hints, tips, and caveats as well. The post How We Use ChatGPT appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/7/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 47 seconds
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Email Security

Your email account is the golden ticket for scammers and crooks. Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Fr. Andrew Kinstetter discuss how to secure your email accounts with tips, hints, best practices, software, and services. Plus TSA facial rec; why we're all weather-obsessed; and a historic robocall fine. The post Email Security appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/31/20231 hour, 46 seconds
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Parish Management Tech

Catholic parishes have the tech needs of small businesses, charities, clubs, and schools are rolled into one. Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Fr. Joseph Sund take a first step into parish tech, starting with communications, websites, and parishioner management. The post Parish Management Tech appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/24/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 1 second
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Digital Detox

A periodic digital detox can be beneficial to your mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Joseph Sund, and Thomas Sanjurjo discuss the benefits and the steps to take that can reduce stress and anxiety from the effects of constant digital engagement. The post Digital Detox appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/10/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 13 seconds
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Best Features of Apple’s Public Betas

Get the scoop on the Apple public betas this summer from Dom Bettinelli, Joanne Mercier, and Pat Scott. It's safer than ever to install the betas, although there are still some cautions. Plus they discuss the features they think really stand out. The post Best Features of Apple’s Public Betas appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/3/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 40 seconds
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Migrating to Linux from Windows and Mac

Tired of walled gardens and ready to give it up for the freedom of open source? Dom Bettinelli, Jack Baruzzini, and Thomas Sanjurjo talk about taking the plunge by giving up Mac or Windows and making Linux your operating system of choice, including tips, instructions, and what to expect. The post Migrating to Linux from Windows and Mac appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/13/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 13 seconds
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Browser Extensions and Content Blockers

Browser extensions and content blockers can make your web browsing safer, fun, and more efficient. Dom Bettinelli and Pat Scott discuss their favorites and give tips on how to improve your browsing. Plus power from space; doctors use AI; and laws for minors on the internet. The post Browser Extensions and Content Blockers appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/6/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 6 seconds
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Tech for Grilling and BBQ

With warm weather, we want to get outside to grill and barbecue. Dom Bettinelli, Victor Lams, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss tech for this outdoor cooking, from grills to thermometers and more. Plus, Netflix password crackdown, GPS woes, and Uber for swimming pools. The post Tech for Grilling and BBQ appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/29/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 47 seconds
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Tech for Travel

Whether you're taking a road trip or getting on a plane, Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Joanne Mercier have gadgets, software, services, and travel tips to make your travel easier and to help you manage all the gear we take with us everywhere. The post Tech for Travel appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/22/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 19 seconds
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Curate Your Social Media for Mental and Spiritual Health

Social media has a big impact on our well-being in the digital age. Dom Bettinelli, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Jack Baruzzini discuss 12 steps to curating our social meda for greater mental and spiritual health. Plus, Steam Decks go to war; private space stations; and open-source UFO hunting. The post Curate Your Social Media for Mental and Spiritual Health appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/15/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 11 seconds
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Another Apple Revolution?

Apple has introduced its AR headset, and Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Andrew Kinstetter, and Joanne Mercier discuss the Vision Pro and its promise and pitfalls, along with other Apple announcements, as well as news about the Vatican's own Earth-orbiting satellite. The post Another Apple Revolution? appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/8/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Latest on Teens and Social Media

The US Surgeon General's new report on teens and social media offers even more dire warnings about the consequences for children. Dom Bettinelli, Victor Lams, and Fr. Joseph Sund discuss the report and recommendations for what families can do. The post The Latest on Teens and Social Media appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/1/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 28 seconds
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Subscriptions vs. Purchases

The old way of acquiring technology was through a straightforward purchase, but in recent years, subscriptions have become the norm. Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Joanne Mercier discuss the pros and cons of each approach, as well as some tech subscriptions they deem worthwhile. The post Subscriptions vs. Purchases appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/25/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 49 seconds
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Google IO 2023 Highlights

Google's latest announcements of new hardware and software show where personal tech is going. However, Dom Bettinelli and Jack Baruzzini discuss the ethics and philosophy of how we use that technology in general. Plus, copyright's limitations on the internet and more. The post Google IO 2023 Highlights appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/18/202352 minutes, 2 seconds
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Favorite Productivity Apps

To-do lists, calendars, contacts, notes, and knowledge manager apps are the backbone for our productivity. Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Fr. Joseph Sund discuss their favorite productivity apps in these categories, how they use them, and some other options as well. The post Favorite Productivity Apps appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/11/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 37 seconds
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Favorite Communications Apps

There are many ways to stay in touch these day. Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Joseph Sund, and Victor Lams discuss what's available for email, messaging, video calls, VOIP, and more and their favorites for each. Plus, the end of Netflix DVDs, Amazon warnings, and future Windows plans. The post Favorite Communications Apps appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/4/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 7 seconds
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Tech for Your Finances

Whether you're single, a couple, or a big family, managing your finances can be tricky. Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Joanne Mercier discuss personal finance software, including free and paid and desktop, mobile, and cloud options. The post Tech for Your Finances appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/27/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 23 seconds
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Family Tech Day

Are you the go-to person for all things tech in your family? Dom Bettinelli, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Jack Baruzzini have tips for how to make the most out of Family Tech Day, to help you maintain all your family's gadgets but also teach them best practices to use them safely and efficiently. From laptops to smartphones, they'll provide you with all the expert advice you need to keep your family's tech gear up to date and optimized. The post Family Tech Day appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/20/202355 minutes, 32 seconds
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Tech for Students and Studying

Now is a great time to start prepping for the next school term, so Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Andrew Kinstetter, and Pat Scott discuss tech for students, including hardware and software for notetaking, studying, and more. Plus lunar data centers and Tik Tok time limits. The post Tech for Students and Studying appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/13/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 57 seconds
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Handheld Retro Gaming

Are you a fan of vintage video games? Well, get ready to take a trip down memory lane because the retro gaming scene is booming, especially when it comes to handheld devices! Dom Bettinelli, Jack Baruzzini, and Victor Lams explore the ins and outs of portable retro gaming. So grab your favorite classic game and join us as we dive into the world of handheld retro gaming and learn how to start your own adventure! The post Handheld Retro Gaming appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/6/202357 minutes, 47 seconds
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April Fool’s Tech Ideas

April 1 is a great opportunity to use your tech for some fun pranks. Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Joanne Mercier bring some ideas for harmless pranks and remember some of their favorite tech company pranks of the past. The post April Fool’s Tech Ideas appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/30/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 21 seconds
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Free and Open Source Software

You can get a lot of free software as alternatives to the pricey commercial apps, so Dom Bettinelli, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Jack Baruzzini discuss options across many categories that work on Linux, Windows, and Mac. The post Free and Open Source Software appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/23/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 49 seconds
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PC and Mobile Security Basics

What basic steps can you take to protect your computer, phone, and tablet from hacks, malware, and ransomware? Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Fr. Andrew Kinstetter discuss software and best practices for basic security. The post PC and Mobile Security Basics appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/16/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 17 seconds
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Tech for Gardening

As spring arrives in the global north, Dom Bettinelli, Victor Lams, and Fr. Joseph Sund discuss tech that wll help with gardening, whether indoors or outdoors. Plus followups on ChatGPT and iPhone security, and new teen social network, curated news app, and a solar law. The post Tech for Gardening appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/9/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 38 seconds
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Tech in the Kitchen

Tech belongs in the kitchen, and so Dom Bettinelli, Joanne Mercier and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss tech for finding and organizing recipes, grocery lists. menu planning, plus cooking gadgets. Also, protecting yourself from identity theft, Amazon's healthcare offering, TikTok ban, and trashing MacBooks. The post Tech in the Kitchen appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/2/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 12 seconds
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Why Are TVs So Cheap?

As everything else goes up in price, TVs have been going down. Dom Bettinelli, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Jack Baruzzini discuss the economic, privacy, and technology reasons why TVs are getting cheaper. Plus Bing's new AI has promise and pitfalls. The post Why Are TVs So Cheap? appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/23/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 42 seconds
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Worst Tech Upgrades in History

Some tech upgrades just leave us worse off than before. Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Joseph Sund, and Victor Lams discuss some of the worst tech upgrades they've experienced, plus mysterious antennas popping up on Utah's remote hills; password manager follies; and a pillow to stop snoring. The post Worst Tech Upgrades in History appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/9/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 42 seconds
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Avoid Job Scams

There's been an increase of scammers targeting people looking for jobs. Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Joanne Mercier discuss the current state of job scams and the best tips for avoiding getting scammed. Plus foldable iPad rumors, automated McDonald's, and more. The post Avoid Job Scams appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/2/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 6 seconds
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How to Leave LastPass

After the LastPass debacle, former users need a new password manager. Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Joseph Sund, and Thomas Sanjurjo discuss four alternatives, plus what to look for in any password manager. Also, saying no to meetings and family update night. The post How to Leave LastPass appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/26/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 23 seconds
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Best of CES 2023

The annual Consumer Electronics Show is often a peek into where tech manufacturers think tech is headed, so Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Fr. Andrew Kinstetter dive into what were the most interesting categories, concepts, and products at the 2023 show. The post Best of CES 2023 appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/19/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 24 seconds
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Tech for Farming

Farming is among the oldest vocations, but it is surprisingly high-tech today. Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Victor Lams are joined by farmer Matthew Clark to discuss his family farm, how tech plays a key role, and what farming means to him. The post Tech for Farming appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/12/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 38 seconds
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When Old Tech is Better Than New

Sometimes newer is not better. Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Joseph Sund, and Victor Lams discuss tech where new versions were a step back in quality or utility and where it may be better to be happy with what we have already. The post When Old Tech is Better Than New appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/5/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 4 seconds
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ChatGPT and the AI Great Leap Forward?

Chat AIs and art AIs are all the rage; Do they signal a great leap forward in AI? Dom Bettinelli, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Jack Baruzzini discuss the potential and pitfalls, the possible benefits and problems of the latest AI gizmo. The post ChatGPT and the AI Great Leap Forward? appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/30/202255 minutes, 56 seconds
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Christmas Gift Guide for VR

The final week of our Christmas gift guide, and this time Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Fr. Andrew Kinstetter discuss gift ideas related to virtual reality. Plus, why shopping on Amazon has gotten worse; Are police robots really robots?; and the future of movie theaters. The post Christmas Gift Guide for VR appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/22/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 39 seconds
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Christmas Gift Guide for Every Day Carry

Week 3 of our Christmas gift guide and this time Dom Bettinelli, Victor Lams, and Fr. Joseph Sund are discussing gifts ideas for Every Day Carry, all those items we would want carry with us when out and about. Plus headlines and picks of the week. The post Christmas Gift Guide for Every Day Carry appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/15/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 38 seconds
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Christmas Gift Guide for Hobbies

Week 2 of our Christmas gift guide for tech features gifts for our hobbies. Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Joanne Mercier discuss gifts related to various hobbies that use tech. Plus headlines and picks of the week. The post Christmas Gift Guide for Hobbies appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/8/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 10 seconds
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Christmas Gift Guide for Wearables

It's an annual tradition. Dom Bettinelli, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Jack Baruzzini give some Christmas gift ideas in wearable tech, then discuss the future of voice assistants, brain scanning at work, and the disinformation police. The post Christmas Gift Guide for Wearables appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/1/20221 hour, 31 seconds
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Blessed Advent, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year from StarQuest

Dom Bettinelli, CEO of StarQuest, has a special Advent and Christmas greetings for all listeners and an important message about the mission of StarQuest. The post Blessed Advent, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year from StarQuest appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/1/20221 minute, 7 seconds
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Gaming on Linux

Linux isn't just for servers any more, but is it a good gaming platform. Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Joseph Sund, and Victor Lams discuss the rise of Linux gaming, including new dedicated Linux gaming hardware. Plus, high-tech auto repair, the passkey promise, and content moderation panels. The post Gaming on Linux appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/17/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 6 seconds
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What’s Going On At Twitter?

Big changes are coming to Twitter, one of the big social networks. Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Joanne Mercier discuss what the changes mean to the average user and even what it means to those who don't use the network. The post What’s Going On At Twitter? appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/10/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 45 seconds
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Managing Misinformation

We all have to deal with misinformation online, but how? Dom Bettinelli, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss what misinfo/disinfo are, why it's a problem, and how to combat it with charity and truth. Plus, people cutting luxuries over subscription service; Amazon's no-mo-robos; and more. The post Managing Misinformation appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/3/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Future of AI Religion?

Futurists predict that one day our relationship with AI will be a religious one. Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Andrew Kinstetter, and Pat Scott discuss why they think that, why that won't work, and what a Catholic response to such ideas would be. The post The Future of AI Religion? appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/27/202243 minutes, 58 seconds
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Focusing on Focus Modes

Most devices now include Focus Modes to help us avoid distractions. Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Joseph Sund, and Victor Lams discuss how to set them up and give examples and tips for how to use them best, including in church and while driving. Plus the latest Amazon hardware. The post Focusing on Focus Modes appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/20/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 54 seconds
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Should You Switch to Mint Mobile?

We pay a lot of money to our phone carriers. Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Joanne Mercier discuss whether low-cost Mint Mobile is really a better deal than the Big Three competitors. Plus, the morality of an AI mistress; the EU's love for USB-C; and the muzzle microphone. The post Should You Switch to Mint Mobile? appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/13/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 4 seconds
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Kailash Duraiswami and Fidei.email

Can we trust Big Tech? Dom Bettinelli and Thomas Sanjurjo welcome Kailash Duraiswami of Fidei.email to discuss his email service aimed at Christians as well as why we should be concerned about doing business with tech firms not aligned with our values. The post Kailash Duraiswami and Fidei.email appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/6/202256 minutes, 22 seconds
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Deep Dive into Instagram Safety and Security

Instagram can be a fun way to share photos and videos, but you and your kids need to use it safely. Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Victor Lams are kicking off a series of episodes on using social media safely and securely, beginning with Instagram. The post Deep Dive into Instagram Safety and Security appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/22/202256 minutes, 26 seconds
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Apple Goes Ultra Adventure

Apple announces new iPhones, AirPods, and Watches. Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Joanne Mercier talk about a new feature that will be attractive to couples practicing NFP, as well as other features to keep you safe when traveling. The post Apple Goes Ultra Adventure appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/8/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 51 seconds
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A Match Made in the Heavens

Starlink and T-Mobile are teaming up for satellite coverage of mobile phone dead zones. Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Fr. Andrew Kinstetter discuss what it might mean for future mobile connectivity. Plus Facebook's economic graph; data centers v. homes; and Amazon's Roomba. The post A Match Made in the Heavens appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/1/202247 minutes, 32 seconds
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Who Watches the Workers?

More and more employers are using technology to track workers' every moves. Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Joseph Sund, and Victor Lams discuss the tech limits of the approach as well as how it can ignore the human elements of employment and the dignity of the worker. The post Who Watches the Workers? appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/25/202259 minutes, 7 seconds
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What’s Up With Teens and Tech?

The latest survey tells us how teens are using the Internet and tech. Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Joanne Mercier discuss the implications for families, society, and the Church. Plus, green v. blue bubbles; the Bitcoin treasure hunt; and the AI philosopher. The post What’s Up With Teens and Tech? appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/18/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 31 seconds
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Your Tech Has A Death Date

More and more of our tech has become unrepairable and disposable. Dom Bettinelli, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Jack Bazruzzini discuss how to determine the inevitable death date of tech, how to mitigate these losses, and what we all should do about it. The post Your Tech Has A Death Date appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/11/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Question of AI Art

Are AI art generators creating art? Who is the artist in this case? Dom Bettinelli and Pat Scott discuss art and technology and the limits of artificial intelligence in creating art or assisting artists in its creation. Plus Amazon dark patterns and smart thermostat's unexpected strains. The post The Question of AI Art appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/4/202253 minutes, 8 seconds
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Here Come the Killer Robots

Should autonomous weapons ever be developed? Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Joseph Sund, and Victor Lams discuss the morality and ethics and the Church's response, and perhaps the inevitability of weapons that think for themselves. The post Here Come the Killer Robots appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/28/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 51 seconds
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Cloud Services for Your Church

Some churches have been relying on free cloud services that are going away. Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Joanne Mercier discuss the alternatives and why they're better anyway. Plus a Find My failure; Meta accounts; ADT and Google; and Amazon ditching Basics? The post Cloud Services for Your Church appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/21/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 52 seconds
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More Tech for Camping

Camping gear is tech and Dom Bettinelli and Thomas Sanjurjo revisit the topic to discuss more essential gear like backpacks, clothing, sleeping bags and more. Plus, a strange Vatican foray into NFTs; death online; and subscribing to your car's options. The post More Tech for Camping appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/14/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 37 seconds
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Jeff Geerling

We talk to Jeff Geerling, a popular Tech YouTuber who is also Catholic. Dom Bettinelli and Fr. Cory Sticha ask him about his mission, how he grew his channel, the Church's relationship to tech, and his favorite tech topics. Plus headlines and picks of the week. The post Jeff Geerling appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/7/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 15 seconds
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Grandma Alexa in the Box

Is putting a deceased loved ones voice in your smart assistant a step too far? Dom Bettinelli, Jack Baruzzini, and Victor Lams discuss the ethical and tastefulness limits of deepfaking, plus more tech news and picks of the week. The post Grandma Alexa in the Box appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/30/202256 minutes, 48 seconds
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Can Artificial Intelligence Have a Soul?

With claims that a Google AI is sentient and has a soul, Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Joanne Mercier discuss whether this is possible and what a Catholic understanding of personhood would say about this. The post Can Artificial Intelligence Have a Soul? appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/23/202256 minutes, 18 seconds
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Apple’s 2022 OS Announcements

Not only do billions of people use Apple tech, they have a huge influence on the industry. Dom Bettinelli, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Jack Baruzzini discuss Apple's announcements, particularly those that would appeal to this audience. The post Apple’s 2022 OS Announcements appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/9/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 28 seconds
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Build Your Own PC

You don't have to be a super-geek to build your own computer. Dom Bettinelli, Victor Lams, and Fr. Joseph Sund discuss the pros and cons, benefits and potential pitfalls of building your own computer from individual components. The post Build Your Own PC appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/2/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 18 seconds
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Delete Yourself from the Internet

For most of us, our presence is all over the internet after years of using it. Dom Bettinelli, Joanne Mercier, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss how we can remove ourselves or even just reclaim a little bit of our privacy by removing our data from the Internet. The post Delete Yourself from the Internet appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/26/20221 hour, 13 seconds
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What’s New From Google

Google I/O 2022 is complete and Dom Bettinelli, Jack Baruzzini, and Thomas Sanjurjo talk about all the new announcements and sift out what's most interesting. Plus, CDC tracking phones; mental health app privacy; and swarming and submarine drones . The post What’s New From Google appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/19/20221 hour, 5 seconds
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Stop Spam

Spam is a scourge of modern communications. Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Jack Baruzzini discuss their strategies for dealing with unwanted communications and scams that come in via email. text, and calls. Plus, the Vatican's new VR gallery and the end of the iPod. The post Stop Spam appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/12/202255 minutes, 41 seconds
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Make Music with Technology

It's never been easier or cheaper to make beautiful music in your home. Dom Bettinelli, Victor Lams, and Fr. Joseph Sund discuss how to get started, the software and hardware to consider, and how to share your creations with others. Plus Kindle changes, Apple abandoned app policies, and your data in the Facebook lake. The post Make Music with Technology appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/5/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 43 seconds
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Linux on a Mac

If you've got an old Mac you'd like to extend the life of, why not install Linux on it? Fr. Cory Sticha, Dom Bettinelli, and Joanne Mercier discuss the why and the how, the benefits and potential pitfalls of installing Linux especially on older Macs that no longer receive macOS updates. The post Linux on a Mac appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/28/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 30 seconds
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Tech for Camping

Camping is as old as Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, but Dom Bettinelli and Thomas Sanjurjo have some tech gadgets, gear, apps, and web sites that will make your next trip safer, more convenient, and more comfortable, whether on a backcountry hike or car camping with the family. The post Tech for Camping appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/21/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 2 seconds
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Tech for Getting Outdoors

If you're looking to get outdoors more, whether after winter or after lockdown, Dom Bettinelli and Pat Scott have apps and web sites to recommend that will help you find great walking trails, look at the stars, learn more about that mountain, bird, or plant nearby, or play a fun game. The post Tech for Getting Outdoors appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/14/20221 hour
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Biggest Tech Flops of All Time

What are the biggest software and hardware flops? Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Joseph Sund, and Victor Morton discuss their choices for the dubious award and note how often the flops were just ahead of their time and showed up as successful products later in a different form. The post Biggest Tech Flops of All Time appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/7/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 18 seconds
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Choosing, Buying, and Using a UPS For You

A good power backup can not only keep you working in a blackout, but can extend the life of your delicate electronics. Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Joanne Mercier discuss how to choose a UPS and tips for making the most of it. Plus, more headlines and picks of the week. The post Choosing, Buying, and Using a UPS For You appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/31/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 58 seconds
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Kids and Home Assistant

Alexa, Google Home, and Siri are all good at hearing their names called, but one listener wants to know how to stop them from listening to his toddler. Dom Bettinelli, Jack Baruzzini, and Thomas Sanjurjo give their advice and then also discuss weaponizing open source and drilling into the Earth for unlimited energy. The post Kids and Home Assistant appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/24/202256 minutes, 8 seconds
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Search for a New Search Engine

If you're looking for a search engine that censors less or protects privacy more, Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Fr. Andrew Kinstetter have some suggestions. Plus, stay on top of your kids' screentime without taking down your town's internet and is it wrong to make the Amazon driver dance for TikTok? The post Search for a New Search Engine appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/17/202257 minutes, 6 seconds
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Streaming Completely Changed Music

Is old music killing new music? Dom Bettinelli, Victor Lams, and Pat Scott discuss how streaming music up-ended the music industry, including what kinds of music people listen to; Apple's latest Silicon announcements; wireless electric roadways; and patients left stranded when a bionic implant company closes. The post Streaming Completely Changed Music appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/10/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 4 seconds
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Tech Connects Us to World Events

As the war in Ukraine grabs our attention, Dom Bettinelli, Joanne Mercier, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss how tech is shaping coverage and how we can use (and not use) our tech to stay connected without doomscrolling. Plus, the FBI warns on QR codes and then more on tracking tags. The post Tech Connects Us to World Events appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/3/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 35 seconds
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Catholic Beliefs in the Tech Space

A Catholic techie was removed from a public crypto project for an old tweet expressing his beliefs. Dom Bettinelli, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Jack Baruzzini discuss what happened and how we can be openly Catholic without running afoul of the crowd. Plus, what is the digital dollar and why should we care? The post Catholic Beliefs in the Tech Space appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/24/202250 minutes, 53 seconds
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What’s New in Oculus VR?

VR tech is more exciting than ever, so Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Fr. Andrew Kinstetter have revisited their discussion of the Oculus Quest with more hints, tips, and techniques for getting the most out of it. Plus, the new Samsung Galaxy S22 and more. The post What’s New in Oculus VR? appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/17/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Government Wants Your Face

The IRS has backtracked on its plan to require facial recognition to access your tax data, but Dom Bettinelli, Victor Lams, and Fr. Joseph Sund discuss why the plan was so controversial and problematic. Plus, how much faster our computers are today; a Linux smartphone; and crypto to help those in need around the world. The post The Government Wants Your Face appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/10/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 58 seconds
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Privacy and Prayer Apps

Should we have an expectation of privacy in prayer apps? Dom Bettinelli, Joanne Mercier, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss reports that some faith-related apps are collecting and even sharing how people are using the apps. Plus, Google v. Apple on messages; autonomous car liability; and recycling appliances. The post Privacy and Prayer Apps appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/3/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 30 seconds
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Car Security Tech

Keeping your car secure can involve lots of high and low tech. Dom Bettinelli, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Jack Baruzzini discuss the rings of security and the cost-benefit balance of various tech to guard your vehicle. Plus Meta's new AI supercomputer; Intel's new chip plant; and Alexa going to the moon. The post Car Security Tech appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/27/202250 minutes, 34 seconds
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Choosing Personal Cloud Storage

Which cloud storage service is best? Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the various options for personal cloud storage and their pros and cons, and then offer their own recommendations. Plus, whether government should default to choosing free, open-source software. The post Choosing Personal Cloud Storage appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/20/202258 minutes, 54 seconds
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Our Favorite Videogames

What are our favorite videogames of all time and now? Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Joseph Sund, and Victor Lams discuss their favs, why games aren't just frivolous, and what makes a good game. Plus, cryptomining, 3-d printed homes, and weird CES announcements. The post Our Favorite Videogames appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/13/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 58 seconds
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Will Virtual Disney Replace the Real Things?

As VR becomes more real and accessible, will virtual reality experiences replace real world experiences? Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Andrew Kinstetter, and Joanne Mercier discuss the good and the bad, the potential consequences, and what a Catholic worldview has to say about living in the metaverse. The post Will Virtual Disney Replace the Real Things? appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/6/20221 hour, 1 minute, 10 seconds
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Big Brother on the Shelf

Is the Elf on the Shelf teaching kids bad privacy hygiene? Dom Bettinelli, Jack Baruzzini, and Thomas Sanjurjo discuss some security experts warnings, plus the faith-based concerns as well. Also, a weird Alexa challenge; the world's biggest nuke; and a half-billion in Bitcoin in the trash. The post Big Brother on the Shelf appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/30/202156 minutes, 37 seconds
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Notification Distraction

With so many beeps and dings from our devices, Dom, Fr. Andrew, and Pat discuss the distraction problem and strategies for mitigating them, including in our prayer lives. Plus Google locking down files; Facebook live chat support; and the internet's effect on our memory. The post Notification Distraction appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/23/202153 minutes, 41 seconds
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Is Tech Moving Too Fast?

As the pace of tech change increases, Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Joanne Mercier discuss how the Church and Christians need to adapt to keep up. Plus Big Apple updates to recent stories; a DJ goes AI; and using VR for older drivers. The post Is Tech Moving Too Fast? appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/16/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 38 seconds
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Christmas Gift Guide with Jack and Thomas

Rounding out the 2021 Christmas tech gift guide, Dom Bettinelli, Jack Baruzzini, and Thomas Sanjurjo offer up ideas for presents for the tech head in your life that may be off the beaten path. Plus they discuss NunTok, AirTags as theft tools, and Grinch bots. The post Christmas Gift Guide with Jack and Thomas appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/9/202158 minutes, 36 seconds
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Christmas Gift Guide with Pat and Fr. Andrew

In our second installment of the 2021 Christmas tech gift guide, Dom, Fr. Andrew, and Pat make some suggestions at various price points, including one super nostalgic pick. Plus the singing cactus toy to avoid at all costs. The post Christmas Gift Guide with Pat and Fr. Andrew appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/2/20211 hour, 1 minute, 27 seconds
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Christmas Gift Guide with Joanne and Fr. Cory

It's the first part of our annual Christmas tech gift guide with Dom, Joanne, and Fr. Cory, plus Dom shares some tech lessons recently learned; Youtube dislikes dislikes; and 3G going away could affect more people than we realize. The post Christmas Gift Guide with Joanne and Fr. Cory appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/18/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 38 seconds
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No More Catholic Ads?

Will a new policy by Meta prevent Catholic orgs and businesses from targeting their ads? Jack Baruzzini, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Fr. Joseph Sund discuss what has really changed and why Catholics should probably not be concerned. The post No More Catholic Ads? appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/11/202150 minutes, 52 seconds
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Does Meta Matter?

Facebook is becoming Meta and proposes a metaverse for us all. Jack Baruzzini and Pat Scott discuss the trend of Big Tech wanting to curate our culture, but also looking at some positive potential. The post Does Meta Matter? appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/4/202144 minutes, 17 seconds
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How to Fix Social Media

It's clear social media is broken. Fr. Cory Sticha and Joanne Mercier explore advice for not just how to fix our own use, but how it can be fixed by regulation. Plus, strong-arming by a cable company; AI composing Beethoven; and Alexa in care facilities. The post How to Fix Social Media appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/28/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 23 seconds
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Is It Really Hacking or Cheating?

Looking at a pair of stories in the news, Thomas Sanjurjo and Fr. Joseph Sund discuss what hacking and cheating with tech really mean, including the moral, ethical, and legal questions. Plus new Macs, new Pixels, and an AI Bill of Rights. The post Is It Really Hacking or Cheating? appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/21/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 49 seconds
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When Tech Companies Cooperate with Evil

What are we as Christians to do when the tech companies we patronize promote laws and policies and social change that are opposed to our moral standards? Jack Baruzzini, Fr. Andrew Kinstetter, and Pat Scott discuss the principles we ought to follow. The post When Tech Companies Cooperate with Evil appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/14/202154 minutes, 59 seconds
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Should You Consider Starlink?

Starlink promises to provide high-speed Internet access anywhere on Earth. Fr. Cory Sticha and Joanne Mercier discuss Fr. Cory's experiences as a beta tester of the service. Plus Facebook's woes, Windows 11, and Apple shares Charlie Brown with PBS. The post Should You Consider Starlink? appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/7/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 44 seconds
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Which Game System to Buy

Some say the console wars are effectively, but there's still decisions to be made. Jack Baruzzini, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Fr. Joseph Sund discuss the different kinds of video gaming and all the various options, now and in the future. Plus they discuss sourcing computer parts ethically. The post Which Game System to Buy appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/30/20211 hour, 46 seconds
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WSJ’s The Facebook Files

The Wall Street Journal has revealed Facebook's internal files on a variety of areas. Dom Bettinelli and Pat Scott discuss the revelations and how they affect and perhaps should affect in the future how we use their and other's services. The post WSJ’s The Facebook Files appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/23/202155 minutes, 35 seconds
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iPhone Lucky 13

Apple's latest phones are here and they're an incremental update. Dom, Joanne, and Fr. Cory discuss the latest iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watch and who will want them. Plus, resurrecting the woolly mammoth; tech companies buying up houses; and goodbye to the magnetic stripe. The post iPhone Lucky 13 appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/16/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 51 seconds
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Buy Your Own Cable Modem

Most people are renting their modems from the internet providers, but Dom, Jack, and Thomas explain how you can save a lot of money, by buying your own modem. Plus, they discuss AIs and personhood and more. The post Buy Your Own Cable Modem appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/9/202159 minutes, 27 seconds
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Big Tech in Small Towns

When Big Tech data centers come to small towns, what is the true cost to people and communities? Dom Bettinelli and Pat Scott discuss this and other topics, including China's restrictions on kids' gaming time, Tesla's electric grid ambitions, and Amazon's drone delivery woes. The post Big Tech in Small Towns appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/2/202151 minutes, 34 seconds
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Tech for Disaster Preparedness

When a natural disaster strikes, will you be prepared? Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Joanne Mercier discuss how tech can help you prepared for disasters, but also how to prepare your tech for disaster scenarios. Plus, would you sell your biometrics to Amazon? The post Tech for Disaster Preparedness appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/26/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 24 seconds
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Whither Livestream Masses?

As dispensations end, should churches stop livestreaming Masses to encourage in-person attendance? Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Thomas Sanjurjo discuss why they should consider continuing. Plus Apple's new child safety measures, privacy, and slippery slope arguments. The post Whither Livestream Masses? appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/12/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 14 seconds
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We Won’t Own Our Gadgets

In the future, we won't own our gadgets; we'll lease or rent or subscribe. Dom Bettinelli, Jack Baruzzini, and Joanne Mercier talk about the changing reality of ownership, plus dark patterns in Big Pharma and why virtual contact may be worse than none. The post We Won’t Own Our Gadgets appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/5/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 23 seconds
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Billionaires in Space

Is it ethical for billionaires to spend their money for joyrides to space? Dom Bettinelli, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Jack Baruzzini discuss the recent criticism over Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson taking a ride on their companies' spaceships and why it's a good thing they did so. The post Billionaires in Space appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/29/20211 hour, 36 seconds
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Millennial Saint for the Internet Age

When Blessed Carlo Acuitis died in 2006 at 15, he was a Star Wars and video game fan who coded and built web sites. Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Andrew Kinstetter, and Pat Scott discuss what makes Carlo notable, and more importantly, holy. Then they discuss a big data privacy story in Catholic news this week. The post Millennial Saint for the Internet Age appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/22/202149 minutes, 45 seconds
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Windows 11 First Look

The preview of Windows 11 is out and Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Joanne Mercier take a first look at what's new; plus a critical Windows patch, new remote worker incentives, Oculus VR ad woes, and Windows 3.1 on an iPad. The post Windows 11 First Look appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/15/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 51 seconds
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Email Security For Your Organization

Very few churches, schools, organizations, or businesses are taking basic steps to prevent their email addresses from being spoofed by scammers. Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Thomas Sanjurjo discuss the basic email security that 90% of organizations ignore. The post Email Security For Your Organization appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/8/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 52 seconds
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Tech for Your Pet

What kind of tech can help you care for your pet? Dom Bettinelli, Joanne Mercier, and Fr. Andrew Kinstetter discuss tech to find, feed, and stay connected with your furry friend. Plus, E3 highlights, Hubble, and Apple's public betas. The post Tech for Your Pet appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/1/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 5 seconds
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Use That Cartoon Face App Safely

Every few months a new photo alteration app goes viral followed by dire warnings about it. Dom, Fr. Cory, and Joanne discuss how you can use such apps safely and ways to balance security and privacy vs. convenience and utility. The post Use That Cartoon Face App Safely appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/24/20211 hour, 1 minute, 50 seconds
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Secure Your Home Network

We have them, but are we using them to our best benefit? Dom, Thomas, and Jack discuss home wifi networks and what we need to think about when keeping them secure. Plus the new Apple podcast subscriptions and more headlines. The post Secure Your Home Network appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/17/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 15 seconds
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Tech Memento Mori

What happens to your digital life and tech when you die? Dom and Pat discuss how to prepare so your survivors can pick up the digital pieces after you're gone, not just your social media accounts, but cloud services, finances, app stores, and more. The post Tech Memento Mori appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/10/202153 minutes, 4 seconds
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Buy and Sell Safely Online

Whether you're buying or selling stuff online, how can you stay safe and not get ripped off? Dom, Fr. Cory, and Joanne have their best tips for avoiding scams and having good outcomes. Plus US nuclear secrets in the cloud, cybersecurity job boom, and changes you need to be aware of. The post Buy and Sell Safely Online appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/3/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 57 seconds
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Avoid Dark Patterns

Dark patterns are ways that websites and software try to trick or manipulate you into a certain behavior or action. Dom Bettinelli, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Jack Baruzzini provide examples and discuss how to avoid them by educating ourselves and being careful. The post Avoid Dark Patterns appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/27/202151 minutes, 33 seconds
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My OS Is Obsolete!

When my computer and operating system are officially obsolete, but still works fine, should I upgrade? Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Fr. Andrew Kinstetter discuss what do with old computers. Plus what Google announced at I/O; Commodore 64 in VR; and what the pipeline hack was about. The post My OS Is Obsolete! appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/20/202159 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Sky is Falling?

Falling Chinese rockets were in the news this week, and Dom Bettinelli, Joanne Mercier, and Fr. Andrew Kinstetter talk about assessing relative risk and trusting in God, as well as the problem of orbital space debris. Plus, infrastructure hackers and deadly Snapchat filters. The post The Sky is Falling? appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/13/202152 minutes, 44 seconds
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Amazon Kindle Tips and Tricks

Whether you own a Kindle device or just use the Kindle apps, buy Kindle books or get free ebooks, Dom, Thomas, and Jack share their best tips and tricks for getting the most from your ebooks. Plus the latest space news, a Linux dustup, and more. The post Amazon Kindle Tips and Tricks appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/6/202159 minutes, 16 seconds
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Get Rid Of Your Old Tech Responsibly

When you have old technology that you no longer need, what can you do with it? Dom, Jack, and Thomas discuss the options to sell, give away, donate, recycle, or trade in your old computer, phones, and other technology.Plus the latest Big Data news. The post Get Rid Of Your Old Tech Responsibly appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/29/202156 minutes, 37 seconds
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Apple Was Spring Loaded

Apple had a flurry of announcements this week and Dom, Joanne, and Fr. Cory discuss them all--new iMac, new iPad Pro, new AppleTV, AirTags, and more--including whether they're worth your time and money and what the new technologies tell us is coming in the future. The post Apple Was Spring Loaded appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/22/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 2 seconds
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What is an NFT?

NFTs or non-fungible tokens are hot, but what are they? Dom, Pat, and Thomas explain NFTs and how they may be compared to relics of saints. Plus discussing employer required apps on personal phones and more. The post What is an NFT? appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/15/202157 minutes, 59 seconds
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Choosing Web Hosting, Domain Registrar, and Email Server

When you want to stake your claim on the internet, you need your own web site and email address. Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Fr. Andrew Kinstetter discuss some options for choosing, what to look for, and some providers they've had experience with. The post Choosing Web Hosting, Domain Registrar, and Email Server appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/8/202158 minutes, 53 seconds
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Avoiding Fleeceware

Fleeceware are apps that trick you into spending a lot more money on them than you wanted and Dom, Joanne, and Fr. Cory discuss how to identify these apps and how to avoid them. Plus VR for seniors improves their lives, Amazon's biometric consent, and movies back in theatres next year. The post Avoiding Fleeceware appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/1/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 6 seconds
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Retro Gaming in Emulation

Retro gaming is hot! Dom, Fr. Andrew, and Jack talk about how to find and play classic video games on your modern tech and why you might want to. Plus, T-Mobile's privacy misstep, Facebook's mindreading tech, and what happens to learning tech after lockdown. The post Retro Gaming in Emulation appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/25/202155 minutes, 16 seconds
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Vaccine Passports

Some countries are saying you'll need a vaccine passport to travel there. Dom, Pat, and Jack discuss what kind of technology might be involved--if any. Also, Apple's clearing the decks, Netflix on account sharing, prison software bugs, and Microsoft's decentralized ID. The post Vaccine Passports appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/18/202153 minutes, 25 seconds
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DeepFake Grandma

A new service lets you upload old photos and turn them into brief animations. Dom, Fr. Cory, and Joanne talk about animating relatives and the ethics of simulcrams of real people. Plus some Apple-related woes in the news and new high-tech dine and dash schemes. The post DeepFake Grandma appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/11/20211 hour, 24 seconds
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Cybersecurity for College Students

College students have particular tech-related security needs and challenges. Dom and Thomas offer some tips to help them and their parents, plus discuss the latest SpaceX launch, wonder when we'll get streamed Masses in VR, and dream of a free trip to the Moon. The post Cybersecurity for College Students appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/4/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 48 seconds
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Oculus VR Hints, Tips, and Picks

The Oculus Quest is a standalone virtual reality headset that delivers on the promise of VR. Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Fr. Andrew Kinstetter discuss why they enjoy Oculus, their favorite VR apps, their best hints and tips, and why it may be right for anyone, young or old. The post Oculus VR Hints, Tips, and Picks appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/25/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 37 seconds
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After a Year of Livestreaming Church

About one year ago now, thousands of Catholic churches in the US were suddenly thrown into deep end of livestreaming their Masses when the churches were shut. Dom, Joanne, and Fr. Cory talk about lessons learned and what could happen with streaming in the future. The post After a Year of Livestreaming Church appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/18/202159 minutes, 2 seconds
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How to Evaluate Web Services and Apps

As recent news has shown, the web sites and apps we use every day may have massive hidden security flaws. Dom, Pat, and Thomas discuss how it happens, how we can protect ourselves, and how to evaluate such services for best practices. The post How to Evaluate Web Services and Apps appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/11/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 6 seconds
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Our Favorite Tech of All Time

It's our 100th episode! And to celebrate we have the entire Secrets of Tech crew--Dom, Jack, Fr. Andrew, Joanne, Thomas, Fr. Cory, and Pat--on together as they discuss their favorite tech of all time and its impact on us. The post Our Favorite Tech of All Time appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/5/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 36 seconds
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Should You Use VidAngel?

VidAngel promises to clean up your streaming shows as you watch them. Dom, Fr. Cory, and Joanne discuss the service's promises, pros and cons, and whether they'd use it themselves. Plus Facebook's promised oversight board and users' rights. The post Should You Use VidAngel? appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/28/202154 minutes, 4 seconds
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Remote Control Your Computer

What is the best tool for fixing a friend's computer or connecting to your own computer remotely? Dom, Jack, and Thomas discuss the options for remote access software and give their recommendation. Plus the trends from CES 2021. The post Remote Control Your Computer appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/21/202159 minutes, 59 seconds
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Future-Proof Your TV and Movie Media

Blu-Ray or streaming? Dom, Pat, and Jack answer listener questions about the best way to ensure you'll be able to play those movies and TV series that you love for the longest time. Plus fears about de-platforming and Big Tech manipulating our devices. The post Future-Proof Your TV and Movie Media appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/14/202154 minutes, 50 seconds
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What Did Santa Bring?

Did you get new tech goodies for Christmas? Dom, Joanne, and Thomas discuss what ended up in their stockings or under the tree. Plus, letting kids use your gadgets without making unapproved purchases, the end of Flash, and a Grinchy employee phishing test. The post What Did Santa Bring? appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/7/202157 minutes, 56 seconds
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Would You Buy a Hardware Subscription?

Would you pay a monthly fee to always have the latest and greatest hardware without buying it? Dom, Fr. Cory, and Joanne discuss whether they'd be interested and how much they'd pay. Plus some Google and YouTube policy changes you should know about. And the ultra-expensive Steve Jobs "relic" iPhone. The post Would You Buy a Hardware Subscription? appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/17/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 44 seconds
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Blessed Advent, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year from StarQuest

StarQuest (SQPN) wishes you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We are grateful for all your support in 2020 whether by listening to our programs, sharing them with your friends, or providing financial support. Please consider supporting our media apostolate with a US tax-deductible gift and help us continue making the programs you love. The post Blessed Advent, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year from StarQuest appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/15/20202 minutes, 39 seconds
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Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly

What is the best Wifi router for a large family? Dom, Thomas, and Jack discuss the options and give their pick. Plus, why the SpaceX Starship test was a success despite the crash and how lazy internetting has narrowed our choices and freedom online. The post Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/10/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 22 seconds
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Home WiFi Security Tips

We all have WiFi routers in our homes now, but is it secure? Dom, Pat, and Fr. Andrew give their best WiFi security tips for home setups, as well as the near-paranoid security you likely won't need. Plus headlines and picks of the week. The post Home WiFi Security Tips appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/3/202059 minutes, 53 seconds
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Christmas Gift Ideas for Techies

Black Friday, CyberMonday, and Advent are all coming fast and you may need to do some Christmas shopping. Dom, Fr. Cory, and Joanne are here with some gift ideas for the techie in your life (or to put on your own Christmas wish list) for all ages and budgets and interests. The post Christmas Gift Ideas for Techies appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/26/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Broken Smart Home

The promise of the smart home hasn't exactly lived up to the hype yet. Dom, Fr. Cory, and Jack talk about the pitfalls and friction that having smart home and IoT devices still involves and some workarounds they've found. Plus a review of Amazon's Halo fitness band. The post The Broken Smart Home appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/19/202051 minutes, 42 seconds
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Three More Things

In its third event of the fall, Apple introduced three new Macs using its new CPUs. Dom, Pat, and Fr. Andrew discuss whether you should think about buying one of these if you're looking for a new Mac and then which one. Plus, who will make the laws on Mars? And older Android web problems. The post Three More Things appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/12/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ready for Virtual Holiday Gatherings

Many of us will only be able to gather with family and friends for the holidays virtually this year, so Dom, Fr. Cory, and Joanne go over the best options for video calling and give their tips for making the best looking and sounding get-togethers. The post Ready for Virtual Holiday Gatherings appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/5/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 3 seconds
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Zoom Towns, Space Headlines, and Quibi Quashed

If you can work over Zoom, then why not live and work in your favorite vacation spot? Dom, Thomas, and Jack talk about Zoom towns, the latest news about space exploration, and the completely expected demise of Quibi. The post Zoom Towns, Space Headlines, and Quibi Quashed appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/29/202050 minutes, 8 seconds
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What’s In Your Tech Every Day Carry?

What tech is in your pocket, your bag, or your car? Dom, Pat, and Fr. Andrew discuss what tech they have with them every day from perspective of a dad, a priest, and a tech pro; a millennial, a Gen Xer, and a Boomer. What's in your pocket? The post What’s In Your Tech Every Day Carry? appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/22/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 2 seconds
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The New iPhone 12: Should You Upgrade?

With Apple's annual rollout of new iPhones, Dom and Fr. Cory consider whether the iPhone 12 is a worthy upgrade, if 5G is ready for primetime, where the bezels have gone, and if the Homepod mini is finally the Apple smart speaker worth getting. The post The New iPhone 12: Should You Upgrade? appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/15/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 28 seconds
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An Important Update from StarQuest’s Dom Bettinelli

An important thank you message and update from StarQuest's Dom Bettinelli. The post An Important Update from StarQuest’s Dom Bettinelli appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/8/20201 minute, 36 seconds
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New Hardware from Google and Amazon

Tis the season for new hardware announcements, so Dom, Thomas, and Jack look at the offerings from Amazon and Google and ask whether we're being corralled into citizenship in corporate nation-states and whether all this home security is making us more paranoid. The post New Hardware from Google and Amazon appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/8/202049 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Social Dilemma

The 2020 docudrama The Social Dilemma reveals how social networks manipulate our behavior and make us addicted. Dom, Fr. Cory, Thomas, and Jack discuss what was new in this presentation, how scary the information is, and how they've applied the lessons learned. The post The Social Dilemma appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/1/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 12 seconds
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Fitness Bands and Health & Activity Trackers

If you want to track your health and fitness 24/7, there are a myriad of options. Dom, Fr. Cory, and Pat discuss the different gadgets and apps for tracking weight, diet, glucose, exercise, and more. Plus, Dom interviews TL Putnam of Verbum on the state of digital tech in the Church. The post Fitness Bands and Health & Activity Trackers appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/24/20201 hour, 37 minutes, 47 seconds
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Are Family Setup and Apple One For You?

Apple has announced two new services that may interest our listeners. Dom Bettinelli, Jack Baruzzini, and Thomas Sanjurjo look at how Family Setup and Apple One might make sense for families looking to save a little on their tech budget. The post Are Family Setup and Apple One For You? appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/17/202055 minutes, 42 seconds
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Don’t Overshare Online

How much sharing is too much? Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Andrew Kinstetter, and Pat Scott discuss how to avoid sharing too much online and avoid making yourself vulnerable, especially young people susceptible to cyberbullying. The post Don’t Overshare Online appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/10/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 3 seconds
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Where Church Tech Stands in 2020

2020 was a seismic event for Church technology that upended everything. Dom Bettinelli, Joanne Mercier, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss where we stand and more importantly where they expect Church technology to go in the future. The post Where Church Tech Stands in 2020 appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/3/20201 hour, 1 minute, 3 seconds
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Tech for School in 2020

School in 2020 is going to be different than we've ever experienced and the right tech will be vital. Dom Bettinelli, Jack Baruzzini, and Thomas Sanjurjo get to the core of what hardware to consider, whether you're homeschooling, remote schooling, in-person schooling, or a hybrid. The post Tech for School in 2020 appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/27/202058 minutes, 37 seconds
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Back Up Your Kindle Ebooks

If you own Kindle ebooks, you should make backups. Dom, Pat, and Fr .Cory discuss why and how. Also, what the battle between Apple, Google, and some app store developers means for you, robots in distress, can there be good malware, and our picks of the week. The post Back Up Your Kindle Ebooks appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/20/202057 minutes, 49 seconds
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To-Do Lists and Project Managers

How do you keep track of your daily tasks and the bigger projects in life? Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Joanne Mercier discuss their favorite software for keeping track and getting stuff done so that nothing falls through the cracks. The post To-Do Lists and Project Managers appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/6/202057 minutes, 15 seconds
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Getting Started with Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi is a small, inexpensive computer that can be used for a nearly unlimited number of projects, but where do you begin? Dom Bettinelli, Jack Baruzzini, and Thomas Sanjurjo discuss some of their favorite uses and some tips for beginner resources. The post Getting Started with Raspberry Pi appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/30/202059 minutes, 46 seconds
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Back It Up

A listener asked about Windows backup, so Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Fr. Andrew Kinstetter go over the basics, including tips for Mac users too. Plus, lessons being learned from everyone working from home, including pros and cons. The post Back It Up appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/23/202056 minutes, 38 seconds
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Online Grocery Shopping Secrets

In 2020, grocery shopping online went from convenience to necessity. Dom Bettinelli, Joanne Mercier, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the various options, which work best, and tips for making them work for you. Plus YouTubeTV's price hike and more. The post Online Grocery Shopping Secrets appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/16/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 48 seconds
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Tech of Job Hunting in 2020

Finding a job in 2020 requires more tech savvy than ever in all fields, not just technology. Dom Bettinelli and Thomas Sanjurjo discuss the technology of searching job listings, resume writing, networking, certification and training, and auditing your online presence. The post Tech of Job Hunting in 2020 appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/9/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 7 seconds
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An important message from StarQuest’s Dom Bettinelli

Dom Bettinelli shares an important message about the future of this podcast and all the shows at StarQuest. The post An important message from StarQuest’s Dom Bettinelli appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/8/20201 minute, 43 seconds
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Getting started with Smart Home

How do you get started with making your home into a smart home? Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Fr. Andrew Kinstetter start the first of an occasional series of episodes diving into the smart home topic by asking some basic questions, like Why do it? The post Getting started with Smart Home appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/2/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 46 seconds
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Apple’s Big Announcements

Apple had their annual reveal of their upcoming software plans so Dom Bettinelli, Joanne Mercier, and Pat Scott talk about all the new features from the perspective of the average user, sifting out the most interesting for a wide audience and breaking down the technical aspects. The post Apple’s Big Announcements appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/25/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 39 seconds
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Facial Recognition Reckoning

With big tech companies shutting down their facial recognition software for law enforcement use, Dom Bettinelli, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Jack Baruzzini discuss where the tech will go from here. Plus the dangers and pitfalls of online voting. The post Facial Recognition Reckoning appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/18/202058 minutes
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Keep Old Tech Alive

How long should our technology last? Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Fr. Andrew Kinstetter discuss how long companies should support and repair devices and our expectations for how long they last, and whether we should have a right to repair them. Plus cleaning up your privacy leaks and social media. The post Keep Old Tech Alive appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/11/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 35 seconds
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Are Social Media Platforms or Publishers?

What are social media? Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Joanne Mercier discuss whether they should be treated like public utilities, regulated monopolies, or something else, and whether public officials should be treated differently on them. Plus more hackintosh; watch parties; Alexa Guard; online class refunds; and Internet Archive vs. book publishers. The post Are Social Media Platforms or Publishers? appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/4/20201 hour, 49 seconds
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Space Tech: Cool and Inspiring

Inspired by the SpaceX manned mission, Dom Bettinelli, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Jack Baruzzini discuss how space-related technology's coolness factor can inspire the rest of us. Also a lickable display; Zoom buys Keybase; Police can't look at your lock screen; AP exam iPhone fails; and eBay port-scanning you. The post Space Tech: Cool and Inspiring appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/28/202053 minutes, 42 seconds
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FaceTime as Lifeline

For many families, being able to video chat with parents and grandparents living alone or in nursing homes has been vital during lockdown. Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Fr. Andrew Kinstetter discuss the various options as well as the unique ways seniors have used tech to stay connected. Plus headlines and picks of the week. The post FaceTime as Lifeline appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/21/202058 minutes, 35 seconds
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Hackintosh

Not all Macintoshes come from Apple. Fr. Cory Sticha tells Dom Bettinelli and Joanne Mercier the details of how he built a Mac using off-the-shelf PC parts, the pitfalls, the advantages, and who should consider it. Plus cable company have woes, Wink hits users with charge, and iPhone saves Hollywood. The post Hackintosh appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/14/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ethics and Apple Support Questions

Listener John asks Dom Bettinelli, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Jack Baruzzini about technical and ethical questions that came up when he had trouble with his iPhone. Plus Apple & Google contact tracing advances; bad apps for ex-cons; Tesla's autopilot advances; and ESPN's deepfake ad concerns. The post Ethics and Apple Support Questions appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/7/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 29 seconds
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Who is Facebook Gaming For?

Facebook has a new gaming app. So who is it aimed at? Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Fr. Andrew Kinstetter discuss Facebook's new offerings; an Apple Mail bug or exploit; Google Meet for free; Unlocking your iPhone while wearing a mask; and extending useful life of your Chromebook. The post Who is Facebook Gaming For? appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/30/202055 minutes, 53 seconds
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Privacy vs. Pandemic

Tech experts are debating the balance between our individual privacy and the vast amounts of data needed to fight the pandemic. Dom Bettinelli, Joanne Mercier, and Fr. Cory Sticha look at where they land on the issue. Also, can tech help bring us the sacraments and catechesis over the long-term? The post Privacy vs. Pandemic appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/23/202053 minutes, 6 seconds
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Smartphone Contact Tracing

Should we be worried embrace Apple & Google working together on contact tracing? Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Thomas Sanjurjo conclude it's a good thing. Plus concerns about students missing out on remote learning; giving kudos to the IT folks who keep the internet running; and new iPhone SE. The post Smartphone Contact Tracing appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/16/202059 minutes, 50 seconds
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Happy Easter from StarQuest

From all of us at StarQuest, we wish you a Happy and Blessed Easter with this brief message from our chaplain, Fr. Cory Sticha. The post Happy Easter from StarQuest appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/12/20203 minutes, 37 seconds
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Quibbling with Quibi

In this unusual Holy Week, Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Fr. Andrew Kinstetter discuss ways we can enter into the Triduum remotely, plus Facebook helps faith communities; trying to understand Quibi; phone tracking increases; Minecraft colleges; and you can now buy from Amazon on Apple devices. The post Quibbling with Quibi appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/9/202059 minutes, 57 seconds
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Technology and April Fools 2020

This year, some tech companies thought April Fools pranks would be in bad taste, but Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Joanne Mercier agree that laughter is the best medicine right now. Plus, avoiding zoombombing, potential delays in new tech products, and Microsoft 365. The post Technology and April Fools 2020 appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/2/20201 hour, 1 minute, 19 seconds
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Zoom Follies and How to Avoid Them

Remote video conferencing etiquette is more important than ever now. Dom Bettinelli, Thomas Sanjurjo, Jack Baruzzini look at the potential pitfalls and give advice on how to avoid them. Plus, how 3-D printing is helping to save the world. The post Zoom Follies and How to Avoid Them appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/26/202045 minutes, 22 seconds
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Staying Connected under Social Distancing

We're all getting used to the new normal, so Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Andrew Kinstetter and Pat Scott talk about how we're using tech to stay connected and occupied, especially priests and seniors and families, but also setting it aside when necessary. Plus Apple surprises us with a new iPad, MacBook Air, and more. The post Staying Connected under Social Distancing appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/19/202049 minutes, 17 seconds
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Tech, the Virus, and You

As both fear and skepticism around the coronavirus spread, Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Joanne Mercier discuss some of the tech aspects, including avoiding scams and fake news, keeping your personal hardware clean, using tech to ease the effects of isolation, and the Catholic aspects of dealing with the pandemic, and more. The post Tech, the Virus, and You appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/12/202053 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Vatican and Ethical AI

The Vatican working with Big Tech has put forth a set of principles for ethical artificial intelligence. Dom Bettinelli, Jack Baruzzini, and Thomas Sanjurjo agree that the Church should be at the forefront of this issue and that the real danger isn't Skynet, but something much more present today. The post The Vatican and Ethical AI appeared first on StarQuest Media.
3/5/202056 minutes, 56 seconds
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How Tech Can Help Your Lent

As Lent begins, Catholics are being encouraged to limit their technology use to be more mindful of the season. Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Andrew Kinstetter, and Pat Scott look at how to use tech to enhance our Lenten observance as well as ways to put limits on our tech use in that spirit. The post How Tech Can Help Your Lent appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/27/20201 hour, 1 minute, 6 seconds
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Tech for the Seniors in Your Life

If you have older folks in your life who may not be comfortable with technology, Dom Bettinelli, Joanne Mercier, and Pat Scott discuss the kinds of tech that can make their lives easier and safer and help you have peace of mind. Plus, the ethics of online DNA genealogy matching. The post Tech for the Seniors in Your Life appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/20/20201 hour, 1 minute, 45 seconds
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Plugging Data Privacy Leaks

Our private data is leaking out of our technology in thousands of ways. Dom Bettinelli, Jack Baruzzini, and Thomas Sanjurjo discuss ways to plug some of those leaks and the obstacles keeping us from data security. Plus Google's new search ads, headlines, and picks of the week. The post Plugging Data Privacy Leaks appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/13/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Promises and Pitfalls of Tech in Elections

With the recent tech troubles in the Iowa caucus and fears of social media disinformation affecting the November vote, Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Andrew Kinstetter, and Thomas Sanjurjo discuss the future of e-voting and what we can do to safeguard democracy while bringing elections in the 21st century. The post The Promises and Pitfalls of Tech in Elections appeared first on StarQuest Media.
2/6/202056 minutes, 41 seconds
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Password Manager Showdown: LastPass vs. 1Password

A password manager is a vital tool for everyone, expert or newbie, but which one should you choose. Dom Bettinelli, Joanne Mercier, and Fr. Cory Sticha compare the two top options, LastPass and 1Password, head to head, feature for feature, to help you decide which is best for you. The post Password Manager Showdown: LastPass vs. 1Password appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/30/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 44 seconds
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Your Social Credit Score

Some tech companies are starting to decide whether you can do business with them based on your online activity, profession, political beliefs, and more. Dom Bettinelli, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Jack Baruzzini look into the implications of this trend and what, if anything, we can do. The post Your Social Credit Score appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/23/202059 minutes, 15 seconds
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Defense Against Spearfishing

How can you protect yourself against spearfishing attacks? Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Andrew Kinstetter, and Pat Scott discuss what it is and why you might be a target. Also the most interesting or just bizarre new technology at the Consumer Electronic Show. The post Defense Against Spearfishing appeared first on StarQuest Media.
1/16/20201 hour, 35 seconds
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Who’s Watching in Your Home?

With the recent news about Ring cameras being "hacked", Dom Bettinelli, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Fr. Michael Gossett discuss where the responsibility for security lies, with owners or manufacturers. Plus, bone marrow donor chimaerism, the Far Side online, and Apple Watch helps an autistic child. The post Who’s Watching in Your Home? appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/19/201958 minutes, 21 seconds
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Security Beyond Passwords

Even good passwords are no longer considered enough to be secure online today, so Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Fr. Andrew Kinstetter discuss the basics of two-factor authentication and some best practices. Plus our final installment of Christmas gift ideas for tech geeks. The post Security Beyond Passwords appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/13/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Morality of Impossible Meat

Plant-based meat products are a hot, new technology, but are they morally and ethically superior? Dom Bettinelli, Joanne Mercier, and Jack Baruzzini discuss that and whether you could eat it on Fridays in Lent. Plus more Christmas gift ideas for your gadget geeks. The post The Morality of Impossible Meat appeared first on StarQuest Media.
12/5/201957 minutes, 36 seconds
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Christmas Tech Gift Ideas

It's almost time to start Christmas shopping and for the next few weeks we'll have some gift ideas for the techies in your life. Also, Dom, Thomas, and Jack discuss Google Stadia's launch and how and whether the Constitution protects digital rights, especially against search and seizure. The post Christmas Tech Gift Ideas appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/21/201950 minutes, 46 seconds
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Setting Up a Mac for a Friend

As techies, we're often asked to help friends and family with setting up their new computers, which is usually different from how we would do it for ourselves. Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Andrew Kinstetter, and Pat Scott give their advice and tips and essential software for setting up a new Mac for an elderly parent or a child or a friend. The post Setting Up a Mac for a Friend appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/14/201958 minutes, 28 seconds
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Cord Cutting in 2019

Are you ready to cut the cableTV cord? Dom Bettinelli, Joanne Mercier, and Fr. Cory Sticha talk about when the time is right to do so, what services to consider, what hardware you need, and potential costs or savings. Plus Fr. Cory's review of the new Google Pixel 4. The post Cord Cutting in 2019 appeared first on StarQuest Media.
11/7/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 9 seconds
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Do Tech Rumors Do More Harm Than Good?

Do all those rumors of unannounced products do more harm to both companies and consumers than good? Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Thomas Sanjurjo also discuss the effect of social media on your job search and what you should do about, plus a lesson learned setting up new wifi. The post Do Tech Rumors Do More Harm Than Good? appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/31/20191 hour, 21 seconds
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Moon by 2024; Mars by 2035

NASA wants to be on Mars by 2035. SpaceX plans to have a city there by 2050. Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Andrew Kinstetter, and Pat Scott ask whether this is a good idea, the potential pitfalls, and the benefits. Plus the perils and promise of AR glasses that replace your phone. The post Moon by 2024; Mars by 2035 appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/24/201949 minutes, 53 seconds
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Revealing Selfies and China Censorship

American tech companies are bowing to Communist China's demands. Dom, Fr. Cory, and Joanne discuss how we as tech consumers and Catholics should respond and react. Plus are our selfies revealing too much personal information and the new Google Pixel phones. The post Revealing Selfies and China Censorship appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/17/201953 minutes, 51 seconds
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Encryption, Ebooks, and Catalina

Governments are demanding Facebook put a backdoor in their end-to-end encryption plans, plus publishers and libraries are at war over ebook lending restrictions. Dom, Thomas, and Fr. Michael dig into the whys and hows and then Dom explains why he's not upgrading his Mac to Catalina yet. The post Encryption, Ebooks, and Catalina appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/10/201959 minutes, 44 seconds
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Pope Francis on Tech’s New Barbarism

Pope Francis has a warning on the danger of deepfakes and AI; the US Census weighs accuracy vs. privacy; and Mr. Robot's tech guy warns you need to keep your devices updated. Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Fr. Andrew Kinstetter discuss these topics plus picks of the week. The post Pope Francis on Tech’s New Barbarism appeared first on StarQuest Media.
10/3/201957 minutes, 25 seconds
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Buy Your Teen A Smartphone?

When should you buy your child a smartphone? Dom, Pat, and Fr. Cory tackle this question that many parents wrestle with, weighing the pros and cons. Plus, evangelistic fervor found at the Microsoft Store and Amazon's new Echo Ring that in the darkness binds us to Alexa. The post Buy Your Teen A Smartphone? appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/26/201949 minutes, 48 seconds
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Tech’s Real World Congestion

All the new tech products and services promise to make life convenient--Uber Eats, Amazon Prime, Waze, delivery drones, etc.--but are they just making our streets more crowded? Dom, Thomas, and Fr. Michael consider what we can do to ensure peace and quiet in our neighborhoods. The post Tech’s Real World Congestion appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/19/201948 minutes, 18 seconds
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Apple’s iPhone Goes to 11

Apple's annual iPhone show is done and Dom Bettinelli, Jack Baruzzini, and Pat Scott discuss all the announcements and come to the consensus that Apple decided this year to appeal to the mainstream consumers with more reasonable prices and desired features. The post Apple’s iPhone Goes to 11 appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/12/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ring and Police Working Together; Doxxing; and Apple’s iPhone Event

Dom Bettinelli and Joanne Mercier talk about civil libertarian warnings about police and Amazon's Ring system working together; the dangers of social media-based cancelling and doxxing; and Apple's upcoming iPhone event. The post Ring and Police Working Together; Doxxing; and Apple’s iPhone Event appeared first on StarQuest Media.
9/5/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 9 seconds
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Googling Speech Crackdown

Google has decided that its free-wheeling internal message boards have become too political. Dom Bettinelli, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Fr. Michael Gossett discuss the limits of non-work talk at work and what may be some unintended consequences. Plus a new national robocall agreement. The post Googling Speech Crackdown appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/29/201935 minutes, 5 seconds
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Get Your Digital Life in Order

If you died tomorrow, who would take care of cleaning up your digital life, shutting down your social media accounts, paying your bills, preserving your photos, etc.? Dom Bettinelli, Pat Scott, and Fr. Andrew Kinstetter give practical advice, whether you're married or single, on how to prepare and not leave your loved ones scrambling in their grief. The post Get Your Digital Life in Order appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/22/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 40 seconds
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A Special Message from StarQuest’s Dom Bettinelli

Dom Bettinelli has an urgent message to all listeners of StarQuest shows. We need your help right now. Please listen to this brief recording and then visit sqpn.com/give today. Thank you. (If you subscribe to multiple StarQuest shows, you may receive this message more than once.) The post A Special Message from StarQuest’s Dom Bettinelli appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/20/20192 minutes, 15 seconds
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Tech Frustrations

We all have technology frustrations those little annoyances in products we normally love to use. Dom Bettinelli, Joanne Mercier, and Fr. Cory Sticha talk about them in some podcast therapy. Plus a bill in Congress that would limit your social media time and a car owner who accidentally hacked himself. The post Tech Frustrations appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/15/201958 minutes, 33 seconds
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Mars and Music

While some are planning to create a permanent Mars colony, others say it will never happen. Dom Bettinelli, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Fr. Michael Gossett look at the societal, biological, and moral hurdles to permanent settlements in space. Plus, a look at their past and present in music and tech. The post Mars and Music appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/8/201958 minutes, 21 seconds
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25 Great Smartphone Tips and Tricks

Are you getting the most out of your iPhone or Android? Dom, Pat, and Fr. Andrew have 25 of their best tips and tricks for making your smartphone work more for you, including some that are specifically helpful to Catholics. Plus picks of the week. The post 25 Great Smartphone Tips and Tricks appeared first on StarQuest Media.
8/1/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 24 seconds
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Facebook Bans and FaceApp Fears

When Dom Bettinelli had a quote from St. Augustine banned by Facebook as hate speech, it raised questions that he discusses with Joanne Mercier and Fr. Cory Sticha about social media censorship and this new public square. Plus they discuss the FaceApp freakout over fears of Russian hacking. The post Facebook Bans and FaceApp Fears appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/25/201958 minutes, 53 seconds
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Technology for Bookworms

Summer is a great time to read a book and Dom, Pat, and Fr. Andrew discuss some great technology for books, both ebooks and paper, including tech to help you discover new books, to help you organize, and to keep track, as well some caveats for ebook ownership. The post Technology for Bookworms appeared first on StarQuest Media.
7/11/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 15 seconds
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911: Would They Be Able to Find You?

Your Uber can drive up in front you when summoned, but call 911 and they may think your blocks away. Dom Bettinelli, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Jack Baruzzini talk about how to overcome this technology obstacle and then discuss how Chrome may be allowing 3rd parties to track you and how to stop it. The post 911: Would They Be Able to Find You? appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/27/201950 minutes, 26 seconds
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Please and Thank You, Alexa and Siri and Google

Should we be polite to our smart assistants to encourage good social habits in us or does it blur the lines between machines and people? Dom Bettinelli, Jack Baruzzini, and Pat Scott discuss the pros and cons and then discuss which smartphone is best for hearing aid users. The post Please and Thank You, Alexa and Siri and Google appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/20/201953 minutes, 7 seconds
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Breakup Big Tech?

Calls for regulating or even breaking up big technology firms--in the areas of ecommerce, social media, hardware, and more--have been coming with greater frequency from all across the political spectrum. Dom Bettinelli, Joanne Mercier, and Fr. Cory Sticha the problem as described, the solutions proposed, and the pros and cons of what could result. The post Breakup Big Tech? appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/13/201959 minutes, 9 seconds
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Apple’s WWDC Goodies

At its annual developer conference, Apple unveiled its plans for Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Watch software for the next year as well as a much-awaited new Mac Pro. Dom Bettinelli, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Fr. Michael Gossett evaluate the new offerings, including the features that most interest them. The post Apple’s WWDC Goodies appeared first on StarQuest Media.
6/6/201957 minutes, 43 seconds
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Who Decides What’s Offensive?

With app store rules and social media community standards, who decides what constitutes offensive content? Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Andrew Kinstetter, and Pat Scott discuss recent app store removals and their implications. Plus what is a VPN, what is used for, why should you think about getting one, and how to choose? The post Who Decides What’s Offensive? appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/30/201959 minutes, 30 seconds
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Android vs. iPhone: Which one for you?

With so many smartphones and so many features, how do you decide between the major kinds: Android and iPhone? Dom Bettinelli moderates the discussion between iPhone maven Joanne Mercier and Android fan Fr. Cory Sticha to see where the differences and advantages of each platform are. The post Android vs. iPhone: Which one for you? appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/23/20191 hour, 17 minutes, 55 seconds
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Password Security for Work, Church, and Yourself

With news of an Ohio Catholic parish getting hacked for $2 million, Dom Bettinelli, Jack Baruzzini, Thomas Sanjurjo agree that the best protection is commonsense. They also discuss Google's recent announcements and what SpaceX's Starlink satellites could mean for internet access. The post Password Security for Work, Church, and Yourself appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/16/20191 hour, 44 seconds
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Facebook Changes and Crushes

Facebook is making big changes to the News Feed, Messenger, and Instagram, but as Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Andrew Kinstetter, and Pat Scott discuss them, the worst idea is Secret Crushes. Plus health apps sharing your private data and picks of the week. The post Facebook Changes and Crushes appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/9/201948 minutes, 59 seconds
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Living Through the ‘Gram and iOS 13 Rumors

Are we spending so much time recording our life that we're not actually living it? Dom Bettinelli, Jack Baruzzini, and Joanne Mercier discuss how to find the balance so we don't miss the here and now. Plus a discussion of the rumored features of iOS 13. The post Living Through the ‘Gram and iOS 13 Rumors appeared first on StarQuest Media.
5/2/201940 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Recommendation Engine Problem and The Evolution of Gaming

Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Andrew Kinstetter, and Thomas Sanjurjo discuss the trap of the recommendation algorithms many sites employ that discourage curiosity and then talk about the evolution of gaming in light of the Game Boy's 30th anniversary. The post The Recommendation Engine Problem and The Evolution of Gaming appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/25/20191 hour, 1 minute, 55 seconds
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Using–And Fasting From–Technology During Holy Week

How can technology help us live the spirit of Holy Week and Easter better and when should we just turn it off? Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Andrew Kinstetter, and Pat Scott also discuss the newly revealed details about Disney+ and its implications for the streaming business. The post Using–And Fasting From–Technology During Holy Week appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/18/201951 minutes, 1 second
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The GPS Rollover Bug and Catholic Blog Revival

Our panel of Dom Bettinelli, Joanne Mercier, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the dreaded GPS rollover bug that turned out not to be a big deal as well as efforts by some people to revive Catholic blogging as they become disenchanted with social media. The post The GPS Rollover Bug and Catholic Blog Revival appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/11/201946 minutes, 34 seconds
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TEC013: Tech Addiction and Impossible Whoppers

Some boys are reportedly becoming self-destructively addicted to Fortnite while other kids are tied to texts 24/7. Dom Bettinelli, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Pat Scott talk about the reasons for it and discuss tips to help concerned parents. Plus is Burger King's Impossible Whopper okay for Lent? The post TEC013: Tech Addiction and Impossible Whoppers appeared first on StarQuest Media.
4/4/201947 minutes, 33 seconds