Welcome to the Team Nerd Tech Show Podcast! Every week, Tim dishes out all the news, tricks, shortcuts, must-dos and must-haves that he's learned in nearly 30 years of working with small offices around northern Michigan.

Together, we'll work to find ways that you can protect and optimize your office technology so you can skyrocket your profits, increase productivity, and continue making good on the promises you make to your customers.

Think of me as your office's team nerd, that guy who's always on top of the latest technology, and knows just what to do to keep things running smoothly and safely.

Episode 012: Preventing (and Surviving) Ransomware Attacks on Your Business

In this week's show, we talk about a recent ransomware issue that happened at the Weather Channel- and, more importantly, what they did before the attack that allowed them to get back to business quickly and efficiently. What if ransomware ...

Episode 011: Don't watch that pirated Game of Thrones episode!

On this week's episode, we're first sharing a warning sent in via a listener; don't pirate TV shows! Game of Thrones episodes are especially malicious lately, and security watchdogs sites are reporting more malware embedded in pirated shows than normal. ...

Episode 010: Platform vs Publisher? Facebook Asks for More Regulation

This week, we're talking about how dark mode can save your battery life, DuckDuckGo as the revolutionary new search engine (that doesn't mine your data while they're at it) and, now that Facebook has asked the government for more regulations, ...

Episode 009: Is Facial Recognition very "1984"... or Keeping Us Safe?

This week on TNTS, we're talking about what Tim really means when he says "wipe" a hard drive, after a few listeners reached out asking for clarification. How exactly is this done? what should you look out for? And he ...

Episode 008: How The Dark Side of Facebook Struck Again

This week on the show, we're talking all about how the dark side of Facebook struck again with their admittance they had hundreds of thousands of user passwords available via open text to anyone within the company (But don't worry. ...

Episode 007: Facebook's Daylong Outage Is a Reminder of the Internet’s Fragility

Links Discussed: Facebook blames ‘server configuration change’ for its longest outage ever Telegram gained three million users during Facebook's outage Mozilla’s self-destructing file-sharing service exits beta Verizon trials Stitch Fix-like mystery box service to sell gadgets

Episode 006: Harnessing Solar Technology, 23andMe Adds New Testing, New Facebook Privacy Bill Would Add 'Eraser Button'

Links Discussed: Mozilla’s self-destructing file-sharing service exits beta 23andMe adds new genetic test for type 2 diabetes predisposition Georgia county paid $400K to ransomware hackers TikTok fined for violating children's privacy laws New privacy bill would give parents an ‘Eraser ...

Episode 005: Do You Believe These Tech Myths?

Links Discussed: FedEx’s autonomous delivery robot Apple will repair iPhones with non-Apple replacement batteries Google will accept send-in repairs for Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL Jerry Merryman, an inventor of the handheld calculator The Hippo Roller Cnet article on ...

Episode 004: Why "Just Keep It Running" is the Worst Thing a Small Business Owner Can Say

Links Discussed: Foldable phones Sony brought out a new one in the Experia1 & Experia 10 & 10+ Samsung Galaxy S10 & S10 Plus, also the S10E 'entry level' phone Samsung kills Blu-ray players Popular Tech Myths Cybersecurity Myths to ...

Episode 003: Why "Just Keep It Running" is the Worst Thing a Small Business Owner Can Say

Think of your company data like putting a lock on your home. It's not convenient to put a lock on your door or an alarm on your home, but it protects that things that are important; your data is no ...