Podcast 1433 10/25/14: A Star is Born & Social Media in the D

Show Notes Meet Ainsley Hay, daughter of our charming Social Media Expert, Emily Hay, CEO and founder of Hay There Social Media  a company dedicated to helping small and mid-sized businesses maximize their presence with social media. We first spent some time catching up with Emily and her colleagues at Hay There Social Media learning […]

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Podcast 1442 10-18-14: Rumble in the Techno Jungle & ATT Passport

Show Notes  Techno Cage Match Refereed by Rick Broida The Gadget Guy Our mild mannered and insightful gadget expert and noted cheapskate Rick Broida, tried to keep the warring parties apart during this lively discussion of Apple technology revealed last week and Google Goods paraded before the public. Are we all being herded into walled […]

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Podcast 1441 Oct. 11, 2014: Toolbar Hijackers, Howard Berenbon, Dr. Olyena Polyvoda

Show Notes: Don’t Let Hijackers Take Over Your Toolbar Ed Rudel shares the story of a listener who was plagued by Ads by AllDaySavings toolbar hijacker.  Learn  how to protect your browser from this menace and learn the damage ignoring the threat can cause.   The Digital Fight Against Cancer Dr. Olyena Palyvoda is on the cutting edge […]

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Podcast 1440 10/4/14: A2 Fix It, Daily Detroit and Windows 10

Show Notes:   Making Sure Government Works For Us: A2 Fix It Robert Kellar explains why the City of Ann Arbor has adopted an app named A2 Fix It that lets the citizens report on problems and make sure that they get fixed.  (Read Background Article) Tucker D Severson, Government Partnerships at SeeClickFix shares how his company’s software […]

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Podcast 1439 Sept. 27, 2014: Rick Broida: Chromebooks and Motos and iPhones Galore

Show Notes: Get ready for a delightful hour with Rick Broida the man we call The Gadget Guy but he is a man of many hats such as the Cheapskate. Click here to listen to Gadget Guy Rick Broida We will be talking about Chromebooks, particularly HP’s 14″ beauty The new Moto G vs  Moto […]

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Podcast 1438 9/20/14: Apple iOS 8 and Jack Dorsey Supports Detroit Business

  Show Notes   Hour 1: iOS 8 Arrives and Gary Baker Gets His iPhone 6 Plus Cal Carson leads the discussion on this new mobile OS for Apple Devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) How to download iOS8 Major changes and highlights Challenges What’s New in iOS 8? 8 Security Tips for a Safe iOS 8 Upgrade […]

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Podcast 1437 Sept. 13, 2014 3 Hour Special: iPhone 6, Internet Radio & Apple Pay

Show Notes: Hour 1 Keep Your Eye On the Apple Phone lines are open.  You tell us: Will you be buying a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus?  Didn’t Samsung do all of this before: Galaxy Note, Galaxy Gear (watch) and Google Pay?  So what’s the big deal?  $350 for an Apple Watch!  You gotta be kidding…or […]

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Podcast 1436 Sept. 6, 2014: Step IT Up America Graduates & GIV Mobile Charity

Show Notes:   Step “IT” Up America– Graduation Time! On July 12, 2014  a group of IT professonal women joined us in studio to talk about Step IT Up America. Detroit, a program to recruit minority women for careers in IT through internships and training.   This week we welcome them back to talk about their experience.  […]

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Podcast 1435 August 30, 2014 : Economy and Technology: Bamboo/Detroit and Techonomy Detroit

Show Notes: Michiprenuer and the new economic pioneers in the D Amanda Lewan shares her passion for promoting businesses in Detroit’s gritty new world rising out of the ashes of bankruptcy.  She is co-founder of Bamboo Detroit, a workspace for startups and entrepreneurs at Brush and Gratiot in downtown Detroit. Amanda is also the editor […]

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Podcast 1434 Aug. 23, 2014 : Streamer Shootout with Rick Broida & Matt Roush Visits

Show Notes: TV Streamer Showdown Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku or Apple TV: which is the best feature for feature and dollar for dollar?   Rick Broida, the Gadget Guy, @justrick,  picks the best of the “streamers”, digital devices that connects you to a world of entertainment on your TV over the Internet.  Key to cutting the […]

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Podcast 1433 August 16, 2014: The Original Private Eye Arrives in Ann Arbor & PC Gladiator

  Show Notes: America’s Original Private Eye Comes Home to the Midwest Jack Zahran, President of the Pinkerton, joins us to talk about why one of the oldest corporations in the US decided to move their home base to Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Click Here to Listen to Jack Zahran  Pinkerton Interview   BONUS: Special Podcast Extra […]

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Podcast 1432 August 9, 2014: Richard Stiennon Black Hat Report & Nicole Johnson Cisco Security Expert

Show Notes: Due to sudden illness, Cindy Pasky will not be on this show but will be with us in the future. Unmasking the 1.2 Billion User Russian Hack Hoax Richard Stiennon is a noted expert in Internet Security who attended the Black Hat Security Conference this past week.  Richard’s extensive history in digital security has […]

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Podcast 1431 Aug. 2, 2014: IT in the D; Exanding Podcasts & Hackathon KIng

Click Here to Listen to Podcast 1431 Aug. 2, 2014 Show Notes: IT in the D: Networking Detroit “One Beer at a Time” It’s outrageous, it’s informative and it’s hugely popular.  IT in the D is a weekly, two hour podcast developed from the ground up by a group of Detroit IT warriors who decided that the […]

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Podcast 1430 July 26, 2014 : inGAGEing Women in Business and Granny’s Twitter Adventure

Show Notes: inGAGE: Training Women in Business Leadership Rachele Downs, VP of Entrepreneurial Strategy Inforum and the Inforum Center for Leadership explains how budding female entrepreneurs in Michigan can get a head start on the competition through inGAGE which provides training and networking to women who are launching a new business venture or having been established.  inGAGE is Inforum Center for Leadership’s strategy to position […]

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Podcast 1429 July 19, 2014 : The Dark Net and the Red Dwarf Rides!

Show Notes: Exploring the Dark Web About.com editor, Wendy Boswell joins us to uncover the massive presence of the sinister Darknet or Deep Web as it is sometimes know where massive volumes of information are illegally traded along with guns, pornography and so much more. Click Here to Listen to Wendy Boswell     Nain Rouge […]

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Podcast 1428 July 12, 2014: Powerful Winds of Change and Step IT Up America

Show Notes Powerful Winds of Change: ITC Holdings in Michigan Ron Hinsley, ITC  V.P. of IT and CIO explains the role of ITC in bringing power and development to Michigan through projects like the Thumb Loop. He also sheds some light the security challenges that this major utility provider faces.  Click Here to Listen to ITC […]

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Podcast 1427 July 5, 2014 : Michigan’s Electrifying Future

Show Notes: Lawrence Technological University: Training Michigan’s Future Engineers Dr.Virinder Moudgil, President of LTU, talks about the importance of STEM Education in the formation of our future technological leaders.  Click Here to Listen to Dr. Virinder Moudgil Pres. LTU STEM or STEAM?: Ya Gotta Have Art! Project JASON: Bringing STEM to students in and outside the […]

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Podcast 1426 June 28, 2014 : Rick Broida: Gadget Guy & Lauren and Tim Talk Wearable Tech

  Show Notes Supreme Court Bans Aereo Services Our crew commented briefly on this significant decision against innovation for consumers of digital content.  The Supreme Court overturned a lower court and ruled that Aereo violated the copyright privileges of TV broadcasters. Click Here to Listen to Aereo Comment Open Gadget Guy and Cheapskate Reviews Rick […]

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Podcast 1425 June 21, 2014 : Mrs. Weber’s Neighborhood, #SMDetroit and AT&T Hotspot

Show Notes: Summer Social Media Daze Our social media guru and new mom, Emily Hay has been on maternity leave for the last few months but has managed to stay connected to the world of social media.  Today she introduces us to two of her friends:  Click Here to Listen to Emily Hay and Jeff DeHaven […]

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Podcast 1424 June 14, 2014 : Josh Linkner and the Road to Reinvention

Josh Linkner  Show Notes: Josh Linkner In the course of the Internet Advisor’s 16 years,  Josh Linkner has moved from being the highly successful founder and CEO of ePrize to NY Times Bestselling Author, of Disciplined Dreaming and a brand new book bound for the best-seller list: The Road to Reinvention: How to Drive Disruption and Accelerate Transformation. (From […]

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Greg Sullivan, VP Windows Phones Describes WP 8.1

Foster Braun, June 9, 2014 In May 2014,  Greg Sullivan, VP Windows Phone shared about the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 upgrade which is becoming available through Microsoft and the mobile carriers beginning in Summer 2014. Part 1 (7:11) Click Here to Listen to Part 1 of Greg Sullivan Interview Availability of Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview Download […]

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Podcast 1423 June 7, 2014: Surface Pro 3 & Cost of Piracy

Show Notes Reports: WWDC 2014: All Under the Hood with Cal Carson Click Here to Listen to Cal WWDC Report   Computex 2014: A peek at the future of computing with Ed Rudel Click Here to Listen to Ed Computex Report Microsoft in the House   Jerry Carlson,  Microsoft Device Ninja and Jeffrey Garnai, Client Specialist present […]

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Podcast 1422 May 31, 2014 : The Frugal Computer Guy and a Fine Phablet

Show Notes: The Frugal Computer Guy Who doesn’t like free?  One of our listeners, Michael Rommety, has set up his own site The Frugal Computer Guy for free software and video tutorials to help you use them.  Listen to Mike Rometty, the Frugal Computer Guy   Apple WWDC June 2, 2014: What is Apple’s Next […]

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Podcast 1421 May 24, 2014 : Patent Wars & Walk to End Blindness

History of Decoration Day Show Notes: Patent Wars Over? Are patents choking out innovation or are they are necessary protection for innovation.  Randy Peck, Patent Lawyer of Warner, Norcross and Judd Southfield joins the team as co-host to discuss key rulings this week in Apple/Samsung and Google. Click Here to Listen to Randy Peck on Patents […]

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Podcast 1420 5/17/14: Jobs for Vets, ComicCon Celebrates 25 yrs and Help Shardae Rudel Get to London

Show Notes Hour 1 Motor City ComicCon Celebrates 25th Anniversary Shane Hamelin with spice things up with news about Mtorcity ComicCon and a special “Find Shane” contest at the Convention in Novi on Sunday! Guest Mark Waid is a freelance comic writer who is visiting the Motor City ComicCon in Novi this weekend. Click Here to […]

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Podcast 1419 5/10/14 : Rick Broida the Gadget Guy and Making Mom Happy

Show Notes: Hour 1 Rick Broida the Gadget Guy has a basket full of goodies for us: SlideStand  The GoKey AOC’s Android-powered monitors Selfy case  Click Here to Listen to Rick Broida Gadgets Apple vs Samsung Verdict: And the Winner is???? Randy Peck, Patent Lawyer with Warner, Norcross and Judd, Southfield, MI has some insights.  Click […]

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Podcast 1418 May 3, 2014: Hail the Robotic Champions & Future Tech Stars

Show Notes Hour 1 FIRST Robotics World Championship Report Don Bossi, President of FIRST gives the big picture on the recently completed World Championship in St. Louis, MO.  Click Here to Listen to Don Bossi FIRST Pres WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS The Story of FIRST (Morgan Freeman) FIRST Robotics Programs 2014 FIRST Championship Winners  Team Rush, the proud winners […]

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Podcast April 26, 2014: Taking Tech’s Temp & Password Managers

Show Notes: Hour 1 Taking Tech’s Temp: Quarterly Reports for Apple and Microsoft Hold Surprises What happened to iPad sales?  Is Microsoft rebounding fast enough to survive? Apple Q2 Microsoft Q3 Facebook Q1 Amazon    Click Here to Listen to Quarterly Reports   The ABC’s of Password Managers What kinds are there? How do the […]

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Podcast 1416 April 19, 2014: Richard Stiennon Stopping Heartbleed & Mike Finney on Boosting Michigan Business

News Flash: New Podcast Channel Opens!   Show Notes: Hour 1 Team Rush Wins FIRST Robotics State Championship  Steve Hyer and Team Rush members, Cameron Razdar and Jennifer Ray report on their exciting win and the  upcoming World FIRST Robotics Championships in St. Louis, MO on April 25, 2014.  Click Here to Listen to Steve Hyer and […]

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Podcast 1415: April 12, 2014: One Tough Nerd Visits the Internet Advisor

Hour 1 Click here to listen to Hour 1: Governor Rick Snyder and Dave Sawyer of Microsoft Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 4 to 5 PM, The Internet Advisors welcome Michigan’s Chief Nerd in Residence, Governor Rick Snyder to WJR’s studios. Michigan’s chief executive  discussed: Cyber Range to help combat cyber attacks, STEM (Science, Technology […]

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Podcast 1414: April 5, 2014: Rick Broida Takes On The World & Happy 20th to Online Tech!

Show Notes: Hour 1 Rick Broida is way too young to be a curmudgeon, but he’s getting there quickly!  In this show Rick, our Gadget Guy and noted Cheapskate columnist takes a common sense, hard-nosed look at: Microsoft Office… Alternatives to the world’s premiere office suite. The battle between phone systems, e.g. Apple vs Android. […]

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Podcast 1413 March 29, 2014: Office for the iPad & End of Life for XP

Show Notes: Office for the iPad Arrives Click Here for Office for iPad discussion Making the XP Transition Click Here for XP Transition Discussion Malwarebytes Pro Protection for XP for Life MiTechNews Report The MiTechNews Report is a weekly feature with Mike Brennan, editor and  publisher of MiTechNews.com which focuses on technology headlines and the impact of our tate’s growing high tech sector. […]

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Podcast 1412 March 22, 2014: Red Dwarf, Social Media Spring Cleaning and MS Countdown April 8

Show Notes: Spring Cleaning for your Social Media Emily Hay of Hay There Social Media shares 9 Tips for Small Business Owners to Spring Clean Your Social Media Profiles – Hay There Social Media | Social Media Marketing & Management Services for Small Businesses . Click here to listen: Emily Hay 9 Tips for Spring Cleaning The Legend […]

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Podcast 1411 March 15, 2014 : WWW Turns 25 and MYLead Builds Youth Leaders

Show Notes: Hour 1 Amazon Prime Price Jumps $20: Still A Good Deal   Rick Broida our resident Cheapskate and Gadget Guru tries to convince us that Amazon Prime is still a steal at $99.   WWW Turns 25 Mike Ammann Pres. San Joaquin Partnership, San Jose, CA was with Gary Baker way back when the […]

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Podcast 1410: March 8, 2014: Are You a Human?- GoFundMe

Show Notes: GoFundMe: Help When You Need It Most Bill Van Horn is in a tough spot.  He has sole care of his aging disabled mother and there just isn’t enough money to make the expenses.  Hear how GoFundMe is helping Bill meet those bills in a unique way. Bill’s GoFundMe page GoFundMe Story: Watch […]

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Podcast 1409 3/1/14: Mobile Moves and Civic Hacking

Show Notes: Where is Mobile technology heading and what is happening to our data? Professor Jeff Ingalsbe, University of Detroit/Mercy puts some of the recent advances in mobile technology showcased at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain  in perspective and explores the threats to our privacy that come with these advances. Civic Hacking: Local Tech Tackles the […]

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Podcast 1408 Feb. 22, 2014: Like Father, Like Son – Facebook Breaks the Piggy Bank

 Like Father … Like Son Show Notes: What Are Dads For? Ed Rudel is not just our Tech Advisor and the main contributor to our ToolKit, he is also the proud father of Talon Rudel, currently a student at Grand Valley University in Grand Rapids along with his sister Shardae. Ed recently applied his considerable […]

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Podcast 1407 2/15/14: Alternative Energy Sources and New Cyber Weapon

Show Notes Hour 1   Alternative Energy Sources Allan O’Shea is a solar panel manufacturer and co-chair of the Michigan Energy Fair.  He is also the founder of AWEA the American Wind Energy Association.  He will talk about energy alternatives to produce the juice that runs our beloved devices without pouring carbon clouds into the […]

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Podcast 1406 Feb. 8, 2014 : Exploring the World of YouTube

Show Notes: If you thought YouTube was just about dancing cats, self absorbed music or obnoxious twerking videos….think again.  YouTube has grown into a remarkably sophisticated resource for individuals and businesses.   Sheri Kam is a talented and experienced social media expert who leads us through a two part course in YouTube.   Segment 1: […]

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Podcast 1405 Feb. 1, 2014: Smart TV’s and Battling Ransomware

Show Notes Hour 1: New Microsoft CEO? Smart TV’s The Big Stories in Tech: Rich Jaroslovsky, National Tech Columnist and NPR  Commentator gives his analysis: Will insider Satya Nadella become the new CEO of Microsoft?  Was Google’s sale of Motorola to Lenovo a huge loss or very smart move? Smart TV’s Ty Pendelbury, Senior Associate Editor, CNet […]

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Podcast 1404 Jan. 25, 2014: 16th Anniversary Show

Happy 16th Anniversary Show Notes Hours 1 & 2 Pasty.net: The Internet: Past, Present and Future Charlie Hopper has been keeping Yoopers connected to the Internet with all sorts of innovative solutions.  He began Pasty.comand Pasty.net at almost the same time Internet Advisor began.     IGD Solutions: Gateway to the Internet – Battling Hackers […]

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Podcast 1403 Jan. 18, 2014 David Behen, State of Michigan CIO

The Internet Advisor 16 Years Serving Michigan and the World Show Notes: Hour 1 David Behen, State of Michigan CIO As Michigan’s chief information officer, David Behen is responsible for setting the strategic direction and ensuring the timely delivery of the state’s IT services. Derek Turner is the Director of Business Development at Grand Circus […]

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Podcast 1402 Jan. 11, 2014: CES 2014 Gadget Guy Review

Show Notes: Hour 1: Rick Broida, The Gadget Guy, Presents: Best of CES: DVR’s for Over-the-air TV: Tablo has started to take preorders for its DVR, which promises to record up to four shows of free over-the-air broadcast TV at the same time. 3D Printers like 3 Doodler Nanoport: When two devices with Nanoport connectors built into them link, […]

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Podcast 1401: Jan. 4, 2014 First Things First & Roadtreking

Show Notes: So you got a new computer. What are the first things you should do to ensure smooth sailing? How about that old computer or laptop, is it ready for 2014?Throughout this show we will be giving you tips on how to get your  new and old computers ready for the new year. Hour […]

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Podcast 1351: Predictions 2014

  Show Notes Hour 1  Gary: IT and Enterprise 2014        Ed: for Windows and Microsoft 2014     Cal: Apple 2014   MiTechNews Report Weekly feature with Mike Brennan, editor and publisher of MiTechNews.com, highlighting technology headlines from Michigan and around the world that impact of our state’s growing high tech sector. This MiTechNews report with Mike Brennan is […]

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Podcast 1350 Dec. 21, 2013: Cyber Santa and 2013 in Review

Show Notes: Hour 1: Predictions  2013: How did we do? Gary Baker’s Predictions Ed Rudel’s Predictions Cal Carson’s Predictions Shane Hamelin’s Predictions Foster Braun’s Predictions 2013 in Review Gary: 2013 in IT and Enterprise     Ed: 2013 for Windows and Microsoft     Cal: 2013 for Apple     Mike Brennan: 2013’s top headlines   […]

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Podcast 1349 12/14/13: Gadget Guy Tech Awards and Mateen’s Passion

Show Notes: Gadget Gift Countdown Rick Broida, renowned Cheapskate and Gadget Guy presents his Tech Awards for 2013.  You might find some of them surprising until you realize that Rick is also the author of The Cheapskate Rules, available now on Amazon.com Gadget Guy Tech Awards for 2013 Best Smartphone: MotoX from Republic Wireless Best […]

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Podcast 1348 12/7/13: Microsoft Device Ninja & Styleshack

Show Notes: Hour 1: Women 2.0 Emily Hay, our social media diva, shares her recent experiences at the Women 2.0 Conference in Las Vegas. Styleshack Rachel Schostak, presents a new website Styleshack.com where you can identify your unique style and shop for the perfect outfit locally. Microsoft Takes the Next Step Jerry Carlson returns in […]

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Podcast 1347 Nov. 30, 2013: Pioneer in E-Commerce, Tweet Shop Team and Women in Tech

Show Notes: Super Shoppers Tweet Team  Emily Hay and her colleagues have teamed up with WDIV-TV in Detroit to help you find the best prices during your holiday shopping.  It all involves a special hashtag #local4shopping.   Nearly $300,000 Raised to Develop Female Leadership in Technology The role of women is technology has received a lot […]

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Podcast 1346 Nov. 23, 2013: Ed and Shane’s Thanksgiving Special

  Happy Thanksgiving Show Notes Hour 1: Ed’s Excellent Advice: When Disaster Strikes Ed Rudel has a checklist you will want to have on hand if disaster strikes in the form of nasty winter weather, flooding or alien invasion.   Shane’s High Tech Thanksgiving Shane Hamelin has a list of things that will help you […]

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Podcast 1345 Nov.16, 2013 Rick Broida, The Gadget Guy & Home Security for the Holidays with AT&T

Show Notes: Hour 1 Rick Broida, The Gadget Guy raves about Republic Wireless MotoX and rants about Windows 8.1!  Plua  a look ahead at the electronic buying season with the ultimate Cheapskate! Don’t miss Rick’s new book:   Savings Toolkit luzme.com (best prices on ebooks) kayak.com (best prices on travel and accommodations) tigerdirect.com (best prices […]

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Podcast 1344 Nov. 9, 2013: Three Hour Special

Internet Advisor Special Broadcast Hour 1: Gaylord College Student Wins AT&T App Contest: Aaron Crawfis may have struck gold when he developed a simple locator app for himself and his friends.  The freshman at Notre Dame University impressed AT&T gave him the prize for best app and the sky is the limit.  The app is […]

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Podcast 1343 Nov. 2, 2013 : Social Media Tools for Small Business and the End of Email?

The Internet Advisor is pre-recorded each Saturday afternoon during Michigan State football and basketball seasons.  From Dec.1 to March 31 many of the Sat. shows are heard at their regular time of 4-6PM EST on WJR, 760 AM.  The shows are ALWAYS delivered as a podcast on Sunday evening and are available on this page […]

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Podcast 10-26-13: Aereo Arrives in Michigan & Protecting Your Digital Assets

Show Notes: Get Ready to Cut the Cord: Aereo is Coming! Aereo is the revolutionary subscription service that will allow you to see all your network programs and more for just pennies per month. Aereo goes online in southeast Michigan Oct. 28.  Learn all about it with Virginia Lam, Vice President, Communications & Government Relations for […]

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Podcast 1341 Oct. 19, 2013: Windows 8.1 Arrives

Show Notes: Windows 8.1 Update Has Arrived Everything you need to know about this latest and biggest upgrade to Windows 8.   Justin Coffey, Tech Solutions Professional from Apex Digital leads the discussion.  Biggest changes, new features, how to upgrade and more. Supersite for Windows Tips and Tricks for Windows 8.1 Paul Thurott is the premiere analyst […]

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Podcast 1340 Oct. 12, 2013: AudioTainment: The Future of Radio

Show Notes Hour 1: The Future of Broadcasting The Specs Howard School of Broadcasting has been training DJ’s, On Camera Talent, Video Editors, Engineers and a host of other positions for the ever-changing field of broadcasting.  Dick Kernen, SH Vice President of Industry Relations, has been a mentor to thousands of those professionals in Michigan […]

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Podcast 1339 Oct. 5, 2013: The Gadget Guy: No Contract Cellphones and Moving from Win XP to Win 8

Rick Broida is one of favorite experts and a serious gadget junkie.  Better yet, Rick specializes in finding the absolute best price for those gadgets because he IS the Cheapskate.  This show is focused around two topics near and dear to Rick’s hearts.  Listen carefully for wise comments and great tips. Show Notes: Cell Phone […]

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Podcast 9/28/13: Special 3 Hour Show: Cyber Security Summit, ESD, iPads in the Classroom & MichBioTech

Show Notes Hour 1: Michigan Cyber Security Summit Oct. 25 Kalamazoo, MI Dan Lohrmann, Michigan Chief Security Officer Michigan is breaking onto the national scene as one of the leaders in the battle for Cyber Security thanks to our Nerd in Chief, Gov. Rick Snyder.  Dan will outline some of the highlights of this conference […]

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Podcast 9/21/13: iOS7 Lands and Bing Takes Off

Show Notes: iOS7 Has Landed: Our very own Sith Lord,  Cal Carson, will lead a discussion of the good, the bad and the amazing about Apple’s newest mobile operating system.  Is it time for you to switch?  Listen and decide. iOS7 Battery Saving Tips    Bing.com Sports a New Look Bill Hankes, Communication Director for […]

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Podcast September 14, 2013: TED Xcitement in Detroit

In 1810, following a fire that all but destroyed the frontier city of Detroit, Fr. Gabriel Richard coined a phrase which became the city’s motto: Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus. We hope for better things; It shall rise from the ashes. Show Notes: That same spirit drives TedX Detroit ,the gathering of “…the area’s leading creators, […]

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Podcast 1335 Hour 2 Sept. 7, 2013: Answering Listener Questions

Hour 2  Answering Listener Questions Segment 1: Guest experts Pepijn and Anne Bruienne share the story of an international romance on an IRC channel that led to their marriage.  Their son Jack (9) reveals his precocious passion for Minecraft and programming languages. Segment 2: Paul Sr.’s DVD/CD drive kept disappearing from his Vista computer every […]

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Podcast 1335 Hour 1 Sept. 7, 2013: Child Prodigy and Our Social Media Guru

Show Notes: Hour 1 What did you want to be when you were 9 years old.  Our remarkable young guest, Jack Bruienne has set his sights on becoming the CEO of Apple by the time he’s 29! We wouldn’t put it past him.  Jack won a prize recently on the show by being able to […]

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Podcast 1335 Sept. 7, 2013: Child Prodigy and Our Social Media Guru

Show Notes: What did you want to be when you were 9 years old.  Our remarkable young guest, Jack Bruienne has set his sights on becoming the CEO of Apple by the time he’s 29! We wouldn’t put it past him.  Jack won a prize recently on the show by being able to name the […]

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Podcast 1334 Full Show Aug. 31, 2013: Fall Tech Roundtable

Hour 1: Guests and Roundtable It’s the last gasp of summer and the calm before the gadget hail storm predicted for fall 2013. Our technology team ponders what the playing field will look like this fall after some big changes. Will Apple’s show on Sept. 10 recapture the magic that seems to have gone. What will Microsoft […]

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Podcast 1334 Hour 2 Aug. 31, 2013: Answering Listener Questions

Hour 2 Aug. 31, 2013 Our seasoned crew of tech experts from many backgrounds answer your pressing questions and concerns about your computers and getting on the Internet, around it and sometimes …over it! MiTechNews.com Weekly feature with Mike Brennan, editor and publisher of MiTechNews.com, highlighting technology headlines from Michigan and around the world that impact of our […]

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Podcast 1334 Hour 1 Aug. 31, 2013: Fall Tech Roundtable

Hour 1 8/31/13 It’s the last gasp of summer and the calm before the gadget hail storm predicted for fall 2013. Our technology team ponders what the playing field will look like this fall after some big changes. Will Apple’s show on Sept. 10 recapture the magic that seems to have gone. What will Microsoft look like […]

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Podcast 1333 Hour 2 Aug. 24, 2013 :Tech Answers For Listeners

Hour 2:  Answering Listener Questions.  Show Notes:  (Hour 1 Available in Podcasts) Segment 1: John Barrie, APTECH  (Appropriate Technology Collaborative) Segment 2: Dave from Romeo Problems getting a router to work after some changes. Segment 3: Contest winner   Ruth in Belleville has never had a computer and wants to know what to buy.  Decision making for the […]

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Podcast 1333 Hour 1 Aug. 24, 2013 :Turning Sunshine into Electricity and Rick Broida on Watch Tech

Show Notes:  (Hour 2 Available in Podcasts) John Barrie, APTECH  (Appropriate Technology Collaborative) creates new sustainable technologies that promote economic growth and improve the quality of life for low income people worldwide.  They design, develop, demonstrate and distribute affordable technological solutions that empower people and promote dignity.   Justin Baker: Gary’s son just returned from a […]

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Podcast 1332 Aug. 17, 2013: Keepers, the Movie, and Helping Teachers Back to School

Show Notes:   Emily Hay, Social Media Expert and CEO of Hay There Social Media, shares her recent adventures with women entrepreneurs in Scotland and Chicago. Emily will also introduce a Detroit based start-up focused at helping teachers.  Youth and Education in Michigan Tweetchat.   Dean and Sharma Krauskopf share the adventure of creating a […]

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Podcast 1331 Aug. 10, 2013 :Taming Your Photos

Show Notes: Saving Your Photos Dave Johnson, Editor eHow Tech talks about the many ways you can make sure that you never lose another photo and his recommendations for best organizing software.   Recommended Photo Editing/Organizing Software Windows Photo Gallery Adobe Lightroom Corel Aftershot Pro Cubby.com IFTT It This Then That software allows you to […]

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Podcast 1330 Aug. 3, 2013 :Windows Wide Open: 8.1

Show Notes: Windows Wide Open: 8.1   Justin Coffey, Technical Solutions Specialist with Apex Digital Solutions  (Partner of the Year for Heartland District 2012) talk about Gary Baker’s switch to the Microsoft Surface Pro and the highlights of Windows 8.1 upgrade coming to the new Microsoft operating system. Justin’s Favorite Tool for Updating Software Windows […]

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Podcast 1329 July 27, 2013 : Helping the Blind See with Their Ears

Show Notes: Hearing is Seeing Podcast 1329 July 27, 2013 Ted Lennox, our veteran technologist for the blind, introduces Robert Pakko, young inventor of audio aid for the blind.  The eleventh grader at Dearborn High School has developed sound object identifier to let you know when there is something in front or to the side of a […]

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Podcast 1328, July 20, 2013: Windows Special: Games and Win 8.1

    Show Notes: 100 Windows Games in 100 Days Sylvain Rochon, Canadian computer scientist, CEO and founder of Sylien Games has developed over 140 game titles online on multiple devices.  Sylien has key clients such as Microsoft, Magmic Games and the Ontario Ministry of Education to name a few, helping them create great game or app […]

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Podcast 1327 July 13, 2013: Gadget Guy Back-to-School Tech and Smart Watches

Show Notes: Back-to-School Computer Shopping Guide   Rick Broida, The Gadget Guy and noted Cheapskate will combine his hardware know how and skinflint skill set to help grads and their families find the best deals.  Recent grad Talon Rudel and Ed Rudel will serve as test market and…   Debate smart watches with Rick’s arch rival… Dave Johnson, […]

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Podcast 1326 July 6, 2013 Ist and Goal Recruiting & Linked-In

Show Notes: Emily Hay, our Social Media Guru and founder of Haytheresocialmedia.com will co-anchor our show today as we talk about some exciting things happening in social media.  She will also introduce us to one of the latest Detroit start ups. Linked-In recommendations vs. endorsements  Ist and Goal Recruiting Dr. Damon Bryant and Chauncey Blackwell […]

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June 29, 2013: Microsoft Grand Opening Report and Smart choice for Smartphone?

  Show Notes Microsoft Store Grand Opening in Detroit   Foster Braun and Cal Carson attended the grand opening of the Microsoft Store at the Somerset Collection in Troy, MI Friday, June 28.  Report includes Steve Balmer’s address, statement by Lt. Gov. Calley, Tim Thewes, Store Manager and customers attending. Microsoft Store Grand Opening   […]

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June 22, 2013: SNAFU Scan & Picking the Right Smartphone

  Show Notes: Beating Used Car Scams SNAFU Scan is free to download and use to scan unlimited vehicles for potentially dangerous factory recalls. If you want to know the dealer cost and 17 of the dirtiest used car dealer tricks–that’ll cost you $5 for a yearly subscription to SNAFU.     Which Smartphone Should […]

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June 15, 2013: The Gadget Guy and the Queen of Social Media

Show Notes: Shane Hamelin: Comcast introduces new HotSpot Technology for all customers. What’s New at Apple: Big News from WWDC  XBox One vs. Sony PlayStation 4 Rick Broida, The Gadget Guy and legendary cheapskate shares three great deals: LockitTight stolen laptop service Kingsoft Office vs. Microsoft Office T-Mobile best smartphone deal Gadget Guy Special: Nook […]

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June 8, 2013 Super Sized Show: Windows 8.1, Mike Amman, Minecraft Gaming, Kickstarting Solar Panels

Show Notes: Hour 1 Windows 8.1 MS update: Dave Sawyer, MS Heartland MTC Technical Director, talks about features of the first major upgrade to Windows 8.  Start Button anyone?! Windows 8.1 Tutorial Video The Internet of Things: .NET microframework and small boards – great for programming Where Do We Go From Here? Mike Amman: Pres. CEO, San Joaquin […]

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Podcast June 1, 2013: Scam School

Show Notes Scam School Loyal Listener Len Michael’s shares his story of a questionable PayPal message and how he kept from  becoming another victim of scams. Internet Advisor, Gary Baker, received a surprise notice from Amazon about $1,000+ TV he had bought….only he hadn’t bought it!  Gary tells how to get this kind of this […]

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May 25, 2013: Saluting Teen Tech Talent

Show Notes: Teen Women Honored for Excellence Charlotte Decker, CTO,  AAA Michigan Michigan Council of Women in Technology, VP of Program Development and Scholarships Sophie Li, Laptop Award International Academy-East in Troy.  Sophia won 1st Place in MCWT’s Web Design Contest for HS Girls this year. She is headed to prestigious Olin College of Engineering.  She is fluent […]

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Podcast May 18, 2013 4-6PM: 50 Billionth App and Google I/O

Show Notes: Google the Great and Wonderful Rich Jaroslovsky, Bloomberg News, sorts out the headlines from this week’s Google I/O Developers conference. What’s new at Google? App # 50 Billion Downloaded from iTunes The free iPhone application Say the Same Thing was downloaded by Brandon Ashmore from Mentor, Ohio, who has received a $10,000 gift card to […]

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Podcast May 11, 2013: Hi-Tech Moms and Hispanic IT Leaders

Show Notes: Michele McGraw: A Hi-tech Mom shares her favorite gadgets and mom’s blogs Michele’s Webpage Tech Mom Bloggers Michele’s favorite Blogs Last Minute Mother’s Day Apps and Gadgets by Marcus Leshock of WGN TV, Chicago Mother’s Day Gadget Gift Guide by Paul Lilly on Maximum PC  Hispanic IT Execs:  Transforming Communities Through Technology Andre Arbelaez […]

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Podcast May 4, 2013: Inforum 50 Empowering Women

Show Notes: Terry A. Barclay President and CEO of Inforum, the leading professional organization focused on creating strategic connections and accelerating careers for women throughout Michigan and the Midwest.   Dr. Megan Frost:  Assistant professor of Biomedical Engineering at Michigan Technological University Researcher, Inventor and Entrepreneur current participant in Activate course to help aspiring female entrepreneurs.   Inforum 51st […]

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Podcast 4/27/13: A Gathering of Tech Elite

Show Notes: Midwest Technology Leaders 2013   Rob Palmer |Business Development Director, Events, UBM Technology and Tracy Ann Palmer discusses the gathering of the brightest and best minds in technology May 22nd Nerd Nite Detroit Amber Conville one of the founders of Nerd Nite will also tell about MobiDevDay coming to Cobo Hall May 4th.    MiTechNews.com Weekly feature with Mike Brennan, […]

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Podcast April 20, 2013: High School-Hi Tech High, Ghosts and Terrorists Caught

      Show Notes: Digital Manhunt FBI finds two needles in a video haystack to catch those responsible for Boston Marathon bombing. Incredible web of video footage assembled from everywhere quickly snared two random faces in the crowd leading to the death of one suspects and the capture of the other later in the […]

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Podcast April 13, 2013: Gadget Guy & 3D Printing

Show Notes: Facebook Home: Home run or out at Home? Emily Hay, President of Hay There Social Media, discusses the reactions to Facebook Home, the new face of Android and Twitter music app. 3D Printing: Chris Brown, Mgr. Apex Dental Milling, Ann Arbor, MI is already using this technology in his work. Video: Apex Dental 3D […]

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Podcast April 6, 2013: Robotics and The Tax Man

Show Notes: Team RUSH, Clarkston, MI Competes in FIRST Robotics Steve Hyer, CEO of IGD Solutions, our website host presents a group of talented and excited students from Clarkston, MI. Camron Razdar, 10th Grade Carter Zielinski, 10th Grade John Havel, 11th Grade Regan Havens, 12th Grade – Team Captain Jordan McMichael, 12th Grade Matt Pasco, 10th […]

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March 30, 2013 Internet TV Pioneers and T-Mobile’s Daring Plan

Internet TV Pioneers Show Notes: Hope Springs Eternal Art and Jennie McCafferty are Great Lakes Sports Publishers. They have offered their clients  print magazines, websites, video channels , online magazines, online newsletters, Facebook and Twitter.  After 34 years they are still alive with Michigan Golfer TV, Michigan Runner TV, Michigan Travel TV and Michigan Skier […]

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Podcast 3/23/13: Frankenphone and Hotmail Mess

Show Notes: Frankenphone: Apple commentator Andy Inhatko created a storm among Apple fanboys when he wrote: Why I am switching from iPhone to Android.  Heresy!  Cool people just never do this! (Read heavy irony).  But seriously, how do you chose the best platform for you.  Our panel will discuss the pro’s and con’s of each […]

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Podcast March 16, 2013: Facebook Facelift

Show Notes: Emily Hay, Our Social Media Expert and founder of Hay There Social Media company talks about changes to Facebook’s news feed, the Pope’s Facebook accounts and  other headlines in social media.   SchedFull founder , discusses his web-based cancellation management software. It reminds patients of upcoming appointment, reschedules cancelled appointments and fill in cancellation so […]

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March 9, 2013: The Gadget Guy and the RVing Reporter

Working at home at risk? Show Notes: The Gadget Guy, Rick Broida: Roku box, the Sonos Playbar, iPad rumors and the best Tax software deals. Rick is also the reigning Cheapskate who always has incredible deals.  Magazine deal with Next Issue app. PC Mike Becomes RVing Reporter: Mike Wendland, a long time local and national reporter on […]

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March 2, 2013: Just in Time Spring Break

Show Notes: To Tablet or Not to Tablet; that is the question! Advisors roundtable. Nowcation: U of M Students Create Super Saver Travel Site (Not available yet on IE) Jamie Sookprasong, shares how he and fellow Michigan students create website for cheap impromptu vacations. This fascinating travel start up company grew out of  MHacks Hackathon at one of the nation’s […]

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Feb. 23, 2013: iPad Goes to School & Looking for a Job on LinkedIn

Show Notes: Royal Oak Grade School Embraces iPad: Gary van Staveren, Principal, Oakland Grade School, Candi Drouillard, Oakland PTA President, and Ryan Velzy, Technology Director, Field Services, Oakland Schools discuss the decision to bring iPads into every classroom in Royal Oak, MI K-5  Oakland Grade School.  Using LinkedIn for Business Networking : Gary Heitman, Vice President, Business Development at Wolverine Technical […]

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Feb. 16, 2013: Cybersecurity, Microsoft Surface Pro, and MiTech News.com Launch

Show Notes: Hour 1: Presidential Cybersecurity Directive 21 Richard Stiennon, noted author, cyber security expert and media analyst will discuss Presidential Policy Directive 21: Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience. PPD 21 how it impacts your privacy and whether it can help save us from cyberwar. Richard is also the author of Up and To the Right: Strategy […]

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Feb. 9, 2013: Gamers 4 Giving, Byting Back, Surface Pro Surfaces

Show Notes: Hour 1: Malwarebytes Back Marcin Kleczynski founder of Malwarebytes  talks about combating new forms of malware e.g. ransomware. Terry White: Leader of MacGroup Detroit  Where is Apple heading? (Meeting Sun. Feb. 10) HelpBridge James Rooney, Microsoft Exec. tells about a phone app to help people struck by disaster and to help those want to help those in trouble […]

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Podcast 15th Anniversary Special 2/2/13

Show Notes: Hour 1: Emily Hay: Social Media Expert and CEO of Hay There Social Media Charlie Hopper, Founder Pasty.net Internet for Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.   Video: Snowy ride to Copper Harbor  Michael Malone: Author and journalist, has written extensively about Silicon Valley, including The Big Score and The Valley of Heart’s Delight: A Silicon Valley Notebook 1963-2001. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE’s new Silicon […]

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Podcast Jan. 26, 2013: Infotainment in Cars: Can’t Live With It, Can’t Live Without It

Show Notes: Hour 1 : New Malware Attacks Gozi virus arrests FBI (ransomware): Malwarebytes + Combo Fix Sweetim (search toolbar): Malwarebytes + special webpage   Analyzing Apple and Microsoft Q1 Earnings Answering Emails Hour 2 : (Live on WJR, 760 AM, Detroit) Infotainment in Cars and the Future of Automobiles Auto Industry Analyst, Paul Eisenstein […]

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Podcast 1303 Jan. 19, 2013 Blind Surfing & Tweeting Auto Show

Show Notes: Ted Lennox, teacher of the blind, golfer, bon vivant, and one of our most frequent guests returns with a studio full of blind friends, Bah, Ernie and 10 year old Matthew to show off their chops navigating the Internet, smartphones.       Emily Hay, our social media expert, shares about how her Tweet Team is […]

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Podcast Jan. 12, 2013: Gadget Guy’s Gizmos Galore

Show Notes: Rick Broida, the Gadget Guy, is back from the 2013 Consumer Electronic Show.  Like a 6 year old on a sugar buzz, Rick is reeling from all the gadgetry but he will give us: Liquipel 2.0   ChargeCard ChargeDr SoloMatrix Spike Keyboard for iPhone Tethercell Archos FamilyPad (product page not up yet) Archos Titanium […]

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Podcast Jan. 5, 2013: Crystal Ball Gazing 2013

The Annual Predictions Show Show Notes: Ed’s Predictions for 2013 Cal’s Predictions for 2013  Shane’s Predictions for 2013 Foster’s Predictions for 2013 Hour 2: Live Call In CompTech Services:  (586) 697-3886 Visit Shane Hamelin and his colleagues in Sterling Heights, MI for your computer service needs (personal or business). For live show listeners, call 800-859-0957 toll free […]

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Podcast: Dec. 29, 2012 2012 Mayan Misfire Year In Review

Show Notes: Hour 1: Mike Amman, President and CEO of the San Joaquin Partnership is a Pioneer Entrepreneur and Technology Analyst.  He looks at trends in 2012 that will set the tone for 2013 in the digital world.  Is wearable computing just over the horizon?  What forces will shape the computers we use and what […]

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Podcast Dec. 22, 2012: Mr. Baker’s Dozen,Holiday Tech Prep & Beating the Malware Grinch

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Podcast 3-6PM Dec. 15, 2012: Winning Women’s Websites and Cyber Boot Camp

Show Notes: Hour 1: Girrrl Power and the Future of the Web: Four young women won the recent web design contest put on by Michigan Council of Women in Technology Rachel Xiang, Plymouth Canton Educational Park, Canton (Advanced Division) Annie Fu, Plymouth Canton Educational Park, Canton (Advanced Division) Jackie Kwapisz, Lake Shore HS, St. Clair Shores (Beginner […]

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Podcast Dec. 8, 2012 Rick Broida: All I Want For Christmas…

Show Notes: Gadget Man, Rick Broida recommends great gadgets for your holiday shopping with breathtaking bargains to boot. Tantalizing Tablets Loveable Laptops Gotta-Have Gizmos: Ebates: Instant rebates for your next purchase Easy-Macro: Allows you to do macro photos with your smarthphone Bluetooth Music Receiver: Turn your stereo into a wireless receiver for any audio on […]

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Podcast 12/1/12: Syria Goes Dark and Are You A Human?

Show Notes: Syria Blown Back to Dark Ages: Richard Stiennon, Internet Analyst & Security Expert, explores how this could happen and whether we could see the lights go out suddenly under just the wrong kind of conditions. Online Buyer Beware: Online Sales Shattered All Records This Past Week. The Internet Advisor Team present the Do’s and Dont’s […]

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Podcast Nov. 24, 2012: Cloudy with a chance of Touch

  Show Notes: Holiday Roundtable Discussion: Cal’s Black Friday Misadventure. Buying a new computer or laptop: Not all tablets are created equal Cloudy with a chance of storms: How much can we depend on the “Cloud”? The Agony and the Ecstasy of Windows 8 Part 2 Getting from here to there digitally: What is your […]

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Internet Advisor: 11/17/12 The Cheapskate’s Guide to Black Friday

Show Notes: Cheapskate’s Guide to Black Friday. Unstuff your wallet wisely with the help of Rick Broida, aka The Cheapskate (also Gadget Man).  For 5 years Rick has been squeezing nickels till the buffalo mooed.  Black Friday is coming and the deals are already being rolled out.  Catch Rick’s list of the Five Best Black Friday Deals. […]

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Podcast: Nov. 10, 2012 Microsoft’s Gadget Guru Dave Sawyer

Show Notes: Dave Sawyer,Tech. Dir., Heartland Microsoft Tech Center The wait is over…it’s like Christmas on the Internet Advisor!  Our favorite Microsoft guest,Dave Sawyer, returns with a bag full of devices from the mothership featuring the new Windows 8 OS: Windows Surface RT, Windows 8 OS and Windows 8 Phone.  Everything you wanted to know […]

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Podcast Nov. 3, 2012: The Perfect Storm, Windows 8 and Future Computers

Show Notes: The Internet Advisor Team looks back on a stormy week online and off: Superstorm Sandy brings the East Coast to its knees and sharks are reported swimming in Jersey towns. Where did you go for breaking news? Windows 8 Phone arrives and Windows Surface RT begins to get grudging respect. Apple’s Map Flap […]

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Podcast Oct. 27, 2012: Windows 8 “Surfaces” and a Mini Apple Drops

Show Notes Windows 8 officially “Surfaced” Oct. 25. To help you understand the operating system, the devices and the future of this controversial and revolutionary change by Microsoft we have invited three experts from Apex Digital to join Foster Braun, Ed Rudel and Cal Carson: Jason Lambiris, Founder and CEO Apex Digital and Justin Coffey, […]

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Podcast Sat. Oct. 20, 2012: Rick Broida and SmartTV

Show Notes: Gadget Man is Back! Rick Broida: CNet Cheapskate and Gadget Guru will look at the blizzard of laptops, tablets and gadgets that are appearing prior to Microsoft’s Oct. 25 launch of Windows 8 and their flagship Surface laptops. SmartTV: Rick and the IA Team talk with FAVI Entertainment, creators of SmartTv, a device […]

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Podcast Oct. 13, 2012 AT&T Expands and Start up TV

Show Notes: AT&T Expands Service Across Michigan: Jermaine Spight, Sr. PR Manager joins the Internet Advisors to explain the growth and higher speeds being offered throughout Michigan by AT&T. CitizenTekk: Your Voice in Technology: Elizabeth (Beth) Kindig shares about a news website for start ups.  Now the next wave of entrepreneurs have their own news […]

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Podcast October 6, 2012:TieCon Midwest – Hope for Detroit Rebirth

This podcast is recorded for replay on Michigan Talk Network, iTunes, and at www.internetadvisor.net Show Notes: TieCon Midwest 10/11-12/12 Novi Sheraton: Rupesh Srivastava, President TieCon Detroit and CEO of Youngsoft, an IT consulting firm in Wixom, MI.  TieCon Midwest is expecting upwards of 500 attendees, including dozens of CIOs. Theme:  “Entrepreneurship for Economic Empowerment” how entrepreneurial activity […]

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Podcast Sept. 29, 2012: Mapplegate, YouthSpark and Foster the Barbarian

Show Notes: YouthSpark: Shelley Stern Grach, Citizenship & Public Affairs Director of Microsoft unveils Microsoft’s new initiative to create opportunities for more than 75 million youth across the U.S./Canada over the next three years. Locally they are working with Focus Hope to train a new generation of computer technicians. Mapplegate: Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized publicallty for the […]

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Podcast Sept. 22, 2012: Educational Tools for Teens and Tots

Webee Console Show Notes: Building a Good Reputation from the Start: Meritful.com Dr. Azarias Reda wants to help teens to build good reputations online right from their very first post. At its core, Meritful builds a professional presence for high school students, much like LinkedIn does for adults. It is a place to document and share activities, […]

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Podcast Sept. 15, 2012 : Connected Cars

Show Notes: Jake Sigal, Founder of Livio Radio presents Livio Connect. Cars are rolling computers nowadays from precision fuel injection to screens in the place of the old speedometers or touch screens where buttons once abounded.  The problem is that there are more auto operating systems than computer OS.  So how do you design applications for […]

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Podcast Sept. 8, 2012: Preparing for Windows 8

Show Notes: Making the transition from Windows 7 to 8: Peter Han, Microsoft US OEM Vice President Special Guests Tech Experts: Aaron Guilmette, VP of IT Apex Digital Solutions Justin Coffey, Technical Solutions Professional Apex Digital Solutions Bill Carver: Quicken Loans Computer Specialist (Apple and PC) Nicole Zaguroli, Feminist Gamer & Podcast Host, Not Your Momma’s Gamer […]

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Podcast Sept. 1, 2012: Gadget Galore!

Show notes: The ancient Mayans believed 2012 would be the end of the world and for one presidential candidate it will be!  But for some gadget makers it could be the start of a whole new era.  Join us as we preview of one of the biggest launch seasons ever for smartphones, tablets, laptops and […]

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Podcast Aug. 25, 2012: Saving Face for Parents (corrected)

Show Notes: Emily Hay, of Hay There Social Media has developed a program to help parents deal with the social media and their tweens.  Emily is also our Internet Advisor Media Expert. Sheri Kam: Mother of tweens and PR Director for both Parcells Middle School in Grosse Pointe, MI. Sheri was our guest along with  with her […]

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Podcast Aug. 18, 2012: Woven Wind Project

Show Notes: Weaving the Wind: John Barrie, Executive Director Appropriate Technology Collaborative A creative international volunteer project that combines advanced technology and the skills of native women weavers who make the blades for windmills that bring power to remote Guatemalan villages. Tina Watson, Senior Infrstrastructure Manager at GE, and board member of ATC. Tina Watson’s […]

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Podcast August 11, 2012: Gadget Guy Back-To-School Guide

Show Notes: Gadget Guy Back-to-School Special C Net Blogger and Internet Advisor Gadget Guy Rick Broida has a backpack full of advice for students heading to college and high school…or rather for the folks who will pay the bill, the parents! Laptops (Ultrabooks?), Tablets, Flash Drives, Printers, Software and even Backpacks will be considered. Rick’s […]

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Podcast August 4, 2012 Gamers Lend a Hand Up A Level

Show Notes: Shane Hamelin is not only a great computer tech, but also a dedicated gamer.  Gamers have the reputation of being weird people who stay up all night playing video games in their mom’s basement.  Shane has a whole new perspective. Zach Wigal, founder of  Gamers Outreach will join us in studio. Gamers Outreach Foundation […]

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Podcast July 28, 2012: Rick Broida, the Gadget Guy and Sweet Bluetooth Sounds

Show Notes: Rick Broida The Gadget Guy, Rick Broida reviews: Bluetooth Speakers DBest duo Bluetooth Speakers and Edifier Primsa BT speakers. Exclusive Internet Advisor Gadget Guy Deal (visit our Facebook page for details.) Richard Stiennon: Security Expert, frequent IA guest discusses his newest, self-published book Up and to the RIGHT: Strategy and Tactics of Analyst Influence Comments on Intel buying […]

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Podcast: July 21, 2012 Emily Hay Social Media Expert and Grrrl Power!

Show Notes: Women and Social Media Power: Social Media Team Member Emily Hay joins Cal Carson, Shane Hamelin and Foster Braun to talk about how to encourage pre-teen and teen girls to stick with technology interests through social media. Summer Technology Camp: A panel of talented teen girls talk about their recent participation in GM Foundation Camp Infinity […]

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Podcast: July 14, 2012, Track Your Child

Show Notes: Keeping and Eye on Baby: Bill Collins, COO of Child Care Daily App explains how an Ann Arbor couple developed software to enable childcare centers to let parents keep an eye on their children while they are at work. Child Care Daily App is the result and it is creating a whole new category of […]

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Podcast July 7, 2012 Mobile Moves Michigan

Show Notes: Mobile Moves Michigan Event Guests: Joelle Shandler, Mobile Technology Association of Michigan Ambassador &  Elaina Farnsworth, MTAM Board Member and CEO, Mobile Comply MTAM is producing the first ever ‘Mobile Moves Michigan’ conference event at Motor City Casino in Detroit on July 30th and 31st., aimed at a wide range of audiences from throughout […]

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Podcast June 30, 2012: Gadgets Galore with Rick Broida

All Gadget Show with Internet Advisor Gadget Guy  and CNET blogger Rick Broida. Show Notes: No contract iPhones Cricket and Virgin Mobile Google 7 Nexus Tablet, Q, Glasses, Chrome for iOS Microsoft Tablets and WP8 Gadget Guy Exclusive Bargain of the Week: TruConnect MiFi, which will be $74 with coupon code CNET2012. That’s $25 off. This is cool because there’s no […]

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Podcast June 23, 2012: Microsoft Tablet “Surfaces”

Show Notes: Tablet Breaks the Surface: Mike Wendland, NBC Tech commentator, better known as PC Mike and our long time friend, gives his analysis of Microsoft’s big annnouncement this week in Los Angeles of their new line of tablets called Surface.   Battling Internet Fraud and Online Account Takeover: Dug Song Dug is co-founder & CEO […]

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Podcast June 16, 2012: Social TV

  Show Notes: Emily Hay, The Internet Advisor Social Media Maven on tweeting live the night of the Target Fireworks and how this integrates into “social TV.” Emily will explain “social tv” …tv viewing and tweeting merging together and Facebook for younger users this Father’s Day weekend. Eric and Sheri Kam: Making Social Media work for […]

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Podcast June 9, 2012 Stuxnet: America’s Cyber War Offensive?

Show Notes: A whole new species of aggressive software is waging cyber war around the world.  The week of June 4th allegations were published that President Obama’s administration approved the unleashing of Stuxnet which targeted Iranian nuclear facilities with incredible precision.  Fact or Internet Myth?  On this show with the help of two experts we explore the possibilities […]

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Podcast June 2, 2012: Trio of Tech Titans

Show Notes: Trio of Tech Titans: All of our tech experts work on a daily basis helping people solve problems with their computers and use them to greater advantage in their lives.  It’s no hobby for them; solving computer problems is their passion. Cal Carson: Program anchor and executive tech for HP Detroit.  Cal is […]

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Podcast May 26, 2012: Introducing IA Gadget Guy Rick Broida

Show Notes: Introducing the Internet Advisor’s Gadget Guy: Rick Broida, Blogger, Tech Commentator and Cheapskate.  Rick will provide monthly specials on the gadgets we love or will do so soon as he tells us about them.  As a bonus, each time Rick appears on the show he will have a bargain to share with you. […]

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Podcast May 19, 2012: Listener Call in Special

We’re all ears, waiting to hear from  you! This entire show is dedicated to answering listeners calls.  Our motto: “The only dumb question is the one you don’t ask!”  Our full staff of tech experts is on hand to help: Gary Baker, Internet Advisor co-founder and noted IT expert (CIO for SME), familiar with PC’s, […]

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Podcast: May 12, 2012: Mother Bloggers & Jobs in the Cloud

Show Notes: Moms who blog: Internet Advisor Social Media Maven Emily Hay highlights moms making their mark on the Web The Cookie-A-Day Challenge: Stephanie Zielinski local mom took the challenge from her family to make a different cookie recipe every day for a year.  She created a blog and a Facebook page. Cloud Computing Pays Off for […]

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Podcast May 5, 2012: Gifts for Mom, Mobile Tech Jobs and Heaven UP

Show Notes: -Mother’s Day Coupons from The Frugals: Kate Forgatch of FreeShipping.org with specials for Mother’s Day couponers. -Bringing the Mobile industry together to grow Michigan’s Economy: Linda Daichendt, Executive Director/President, Mobile Technology Association of Michigan. MobilDevDay on May 19th- -Heaven Up: New Social Media site for Christians:  Chris Burkhart Tweet

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Podcast, April 28, 2012: Seeing through Braille Note

Show Notes: For years radio has been the window on the world for the blind and visually impaired and WJR has been a special friend to many of them.  The first hour of our show this week is dedicated to those listeners.  We hope you will listen in and learn about the amazing things that […]

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Podcast April 21, 2012: Climbing Your Family Tree

Show Notes: The Art of Climbing Your Family Tree: My AncesStory.com Bill O’Reilly and Becky Layne O’Reilly combine over 50 years of experience in genealogy – the science of discovering and creating family trees plus the facts and stories behind them. For more information on finding your family history call Bill and Becky at 313-820-9072 Responsible […]

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Podcast April 14, 2012: Cloud Computing, Midwest Tech Leaders and Rick Broida

Show Notes: 8th Annual Midwest Technology Leaders Symposium: Tracy Ann and Rob Palmer, President of Arizka will share highlights of this gathering of the best and the brightest in IT May 3rd at the St. John Conference Center in Plymouth. Cloud Computing: MS Krishnan, Joseph Handleman Professor of Information Systems and Innovation at the Ross School […]

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Podcast April 7, 2012

Show Notes: This is a very special show featuring the daughters of three of our team’s experts. Gary Baker, Ed Rudel and Cal Carson will try to catch up to their technologically advanced off-spring and to find out what role technology is playing in their lives as college coeds. Lauren Baker, 19 is in her second […]

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Podcast: March 31, 2012

Show Notes: Online Review Sites (e.g.Yelp) and Reputation Management: Emily Hay, Internet Advisor Social Media Expert and Founder of Hay There Social Media. Check out the new Social Media Tab at the top of the homepage. Dealing with Bad Word of Mouth: Andy Sernovitz, of Word of Mouth, author, teacher and expert of the power […]

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Podcast: March 24, 2012

Show Notes: UpTo: A social platform that empowers your calendar: Founder and CEO Greg Schwartz explains a new way of planning ahead with your friends and family with a Detroit created app (iPhone only, Android and desktop coming in summer 2012). Twitter Turns Six: 140 million users, 340 million tweets daily: Our Social Media Maven, Emily […]

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Podcast: March 17, 2012

Show Notes: Stop all Websites From Tracking Your Movements…For Free: Sarah Downey from Abine tells how their DoNotTrackPlus browser plug in stops ALL tracking immediately for FREE. Livio Radio Great Leap Forward: Jake Sigal, CEO and Founder of Livio Radio talks about the exciting new direction Livio has taken with apps for Cars and more! […]

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Podcast: March 10, 2012

Vs       Show Notes: Hour 1 Apple’s announcement on Wednesday of the “new iPad” was not the only news from the house that Jobs built.  Erik Anderson leads a discussion on the many innovations the big Apple delivered mid-week. To Tablet or Not to Tablet?: Jessica Jones, a young mother from Lenoir, NC saved […]

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Podcast: March 3, 2012

  Show Notes Cycling the Underground Railroad: Virginia Sullivan, Special Projects Coordinator for Adventure Cycling Bringing Broadband to the Boonies: (er…sort of) Jim Burnham, President and CEO CTS Telcom, Inc. Fuel Economy: There’s an app for that Fuel economy apps Android Fuel Economy apps iPhone Best digital systems for cars (Ed Rudel) Tweet

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Podcast: February 25, 2012

Show Notes Welcome Ben Carpenter, one of the Original Usual Group of Suspects, frequent Forum problem solver and gentleman farmer from Lenawee County, Michigan Pinterest: Emily Hay our Social Media Expert and founder of Hay There Social Media explains this newest and fastest growing social media site. What is it, what is it all about […]

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Podcast: February 18, 2012

Show Notes: Technology and Education: Cure or Curse: Steve Hyer, CEO IGD Solutions and Member of the Clarkston, MI School Board. Also joining Steve will be a group of students involved in the FIRST Robotics Team from Clarkston, Team Rush 27. Cash Mobs: Andrew Samtoy, co-founder of Cash Mobs Cleveland.  A creative and fun way […]

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Podcast: February 11, 2012

Show Notes: Motown Winter Blast 2012: Tricia Keith of Blue Cross/Blue Shield Network talks about healthy showcase and QR codes at Detroit’s Outdoor Snowfest.  Discover A Healthier Michigan Old Computer Wanted for a Good Cause: Steve Beck, Global Tech Ministries Helping Kids Hit the Right Notes: 3rd Degree Burns with Gary Burns 5th Annual Fund […]

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Podcast: February 4, 2012

Special guest: Leo Laporte, ruler of  Leoville (an alternative universe of podcasts, blogs and video ) joins us for a special exclusive anniversary issue. Charlie Hopper, founder and CEO of Pasty.net keeps the UP connected to high speed Internet.  Here he reviews the past and looks ahead to the future of Internet for Yoopers! Agile and […]

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Podcast: January 28, 2012

Show Notes Ready or Not: Microsoft to force users into IE 8 (Win XP) or IE 9 (Vista & Win 7): Susan Bradley, Senior Editor, Windows Secrets Newsletter. Ready or Not: Facebook will soon make everyone use Timeline: Emily Hay, Internet Advisor Social Media Expert and CEO of Hay There Social Media Deadline Nears for Applicants to Michigan […]

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Podcast: January 21, 2012

Romance Scams Beware the love rats, impostors, criminals and scammers, looking for love online. Romancescams.com seeks to expose these criminals and warn lonely hearts that have already been broken too often. Show Notes: Paul Eisenstein of The Detroit Bureau returns with a wrap up of the hugely successful North American International Auto Show that wraps up […]

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Podcast: January 14, 2012

CES Report 2012: A roundtable discussion about the world’s largest consumer electronics show. Paul Eisenstein, TheDetroitBureau.com on 2012 NAIAS and technology Ed Rudel: PC Magazine Security Software Review Teleworking in Michigan Report 2011: Christopher R. McGovern, Manager, Research Development, Connected Nation Hour 2: The Team share emails and call listeners to answer their computer and Internet questions. Note that […]

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Podcast: January 7, 2012

Show Notes This is our super-sized 2012 predictions show (along with a little accountability for 2011!) Each of our hosts comment on key areas of the Internet and computing for 2012. Gary Baker:  Unexpected Internet Trends for 2012 Ed Rudel: Media, Science and Technology Predictions for 2012 Cal Carson & Erik Anderson: Apple Top 10 Predictions Emily […]

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Podcast: December 17. 2011

Mike Wendland (aka PC Mike) joins us to talk about his Super Healthy Me campaign.  Then as PC Mike he will pull out his crystal ball and tell  us what he sees coming in 2012. Steve Hyer, CEO of IGD Solutions will talk about the role of ISP.  Everything you’ve wanted to ask your Internet […]

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Podcast: December 10, 2011

Gary Baker, Ed Rudel, Foster Braun Show Notes: Free Shipping Day: Kendall Perez will explain why businesses organize to give shoppers advantage of no shipping fees for their holiday presents. ***Note to Canadians:  Your FreeshippingDay is Dec. 12 visit www.freeshippingday.ca for more information. Holiday Computer Shopping Tips: Dave Sawyer, Technical Director Microsoft brings a Santa […]

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Podcast: December 3, 2011

We’re also delighted to introduce Rick Broida, a Detroit area resident, who writes the Cheapskate Blog for CNET, the nation’s premier techno information source.  Rick will focus on What’s the Best Tablet to Buy?   Podcast Segments Podcast: December 3, 2011 – Hour 1 Intro Segment Podcast: December 3, 2001 – Hour 1 Steve and […]

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Podcast: November 26, 2011

Gary Baker, Ed Rudel, Cal Carson, Foster Braun, Erik Anderson Show Notes: The ABC’s of Twitter: Emily Hay of Hay There Social Media will conduct a course in the basics of Twitter.  She promises to make it simple enough that even a grandpa like Foster can understand!  ;-))  Emily will also talk about how to […]

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Podcast: November 19, 2011

Outsource to Detroit: Tim Bryan, CEO of GalaxE.Solutions, Detroit talks about why he brought his successful software company from New Jersey to Detroit and why other companies should do the same. Internet Usability: what does that really mean?  Cynthia Zimber VP, Business Development TecEd, Inc. How to be sure that your customers really love and use […]

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Podcast: November 12, 2011

Show Notes: Thailand Floods threaten the iCloud. 48 Hrs. with Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Apple issues a patch for iOS5 Amazon’s new tablet catches Fire! Our second hour is dedicated to answering questions that our listeners send on through our Contact Us. Podcast: November 12, 2011 – Hour 1 Podcast: November 12, 2011 – Hour […]

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Podcast: November 5, 2011

Gary Baker, Ed Rudel, Cal Carson, Foster Braun, Erik Anderson Show Notes: National Geographic Animal Jam : Brady Barr reptile expert and host of Nat Geo WILD’s Dangerous Encounters. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder declares importance of broadband in state recovery: Phillip Brown, Director, Government Affairs & Advocacy, Connected Nation Online Tech: New Frontiers in Cloud Computing […]

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Podcast: October 29, 2011

Show Notes: Robert Nazarian, Editor in Chief of Talkandroid.com talks about Ice Cream Sandwich, the latests release of the Android OS. Cellphone Debt Collectors Law: Eileen Ambrose, Baltimore Sun Michael Amman: President and CEO of Economic Development for the Benefit of San Joaquin Partnership in Northern California (near Napa Valley was one of the original […]

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Podcast: October 22, 2011

Gary Baker, Ed Rudel, Cal Carson, Foster Braun, Erik Anderson Show Notes: Education Embraces E-learning: Jim Rarus and Anupam Chugh talk about RESA’s role is expanding education in Wayne County through online resources. Celebrating the iPod’s 10th Anniversary: The little device that shook the world. Here kitty, kitty.  Taming Lion and installing iOS5 on Apple […]

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Podcast: October 15, 2011

Show Notes: Microsoft Security Intelligence Report: Dave Sawyer,  Technical Director, MS Heartland Office, provides an overview of the security threat landscape and tips for consumers on how to stay protected. Michigan’s Broadband Connection Report: Eric Frederick, Connect Michigan state program manager discusses the state of broadband deliver in the Wolverine State. iPhone 4Gs is in […]

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Podcast: October 8, 2011

Show Notes: The Steve Jobs’ Legacy: Terry White, President MacGroup Detroit Cell Phones in the Classroom: Dale Palmer, 9th Grade English Teacher, Plymouth High School & Prof. Patrick Dickson, MSU Ed. Michigan Emerging: Kelli Baird, Arizka announces a statewide event in November that will bring together the people, the resources and the connections required for entrepreneurs to […]

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Podcast: October 1, 2011

Jason Lambiris, CEO of Apex Digital Solutions in Sterling Heights, a Microsoft Gold Partner attended TEDxDetroit and provides a review of this amazing event along with Gary. Andrea Woroch: Resources for adding to your electronic bookshelf and reviewing the Amazon Fire. The changing face of journalism: Nick Bilton, NY Times Bits Blog, How navigation, aggregation and narrative […]

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Podcast: September 24, 2011

Facebook Follies: Understanding all the changes with Emily Hay, Social Network specialist TEDX Detroit: Charlie Wollborg curator, TEDX will discuss this exciting creative event coming to the Motor City. (TED videos) Making Mobile Work for Your Business: David Proegler Principal Consultant for Latitude Consulting Group Saline, MI Hour 2 Michigan Cyber Summit : Dan Lohrmann, CTO […]

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Podcast: September 17, 2011

Gary Baker, Ed Rudel, Foster Braun Show Notes: Review of Windows 8 Developers’ Release: Rich Jaroslovsky, Bloomberg News Tech Columnist gives an overview of the Developers’ version of Microsoft’s next gen. operating system released Tues., Sept 13, 2011 Helping Law Enforcement Catch Identity Thieves:  Detective Fountain, Detroit PD and Mike Prusinski, LifeLock Senior VP talk […]

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Podcast: September 10, 2011

Ed Rudel, Cal Carson, Foster Braun, Erik Anderson, Shane Hamelin Show Notes: Fun and Games with Paul Thelen, Founder of Big Fish Games . 21st Century Terrorism: Richard Stiennon, author and expert on cyber warfare, Richard will be a keynote speaker at the upcoming  Michigan Cyber Summit in Oct. Janette Phillips, Ex. Dir. of Michigan Council […]

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Podcast: September 3, 2011

Gary Baker, Ed Rudel, Cal Carson, Foster Braun, Erik Anderson Show Notes: Kyle deBeausset: Founder of the pro-migrant blog, Citizen Orange and a campaigner for Presente.org, a grassroots, Latino political action group. Joshua Waldman, author of Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies.  Helping job seekers understand the power of social media to help land […]

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Podcast: August 20, 2011

Gary Baker, Ed Rudel, Cal Carson, Foster Braun, Erik Anderson Show Notes: Brad Zutaut:. Co-founder of FindMyPetNow.com integrates with Facebook and Twitter.  They have collaborated with WagIt Finding Hidden Highways: Becky Repp, co-editor of American Road Magazine eCampus.com is the Internet’s leading online destination to help students rent, buy, trade in or trade up their […]

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Podcast: August 13, 2011

Gary Baker, Cal Carson, Shane Hamelin, Foster Braun, Erik Anderson Show Notes: Comcast to Deliver New Business Class Ethernet Products: Jeff Freyer, Heartland Region Comcast Business Division, VP of Comcast Business Services will be our guest. Identity Theft on University Campuses: Tami Nealy,LifeLock Senior Director of Corporate Communications, a Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist, and […]

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Podcast: August 6, 2011

Show Notes: 3G in the Jungle: Zandy and Jenny DeBeausset grow shrimp in Guatemala’s Pacific coast with the help of excellent high speed Internet.  Also in studio was their son Kyle who is a proponent for protecting undocumented people in the US at his blog and Presente. CyberStyletto, a new cyber crime novella from Mike […]

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Podcast: July 30, 2011

Ed Rudel, Cal Carson, Foster Braun and Erik Anderson Show Notes: “7 Tech-Friendly Recommendations for Baby Boomers”:  Kate Rabe Forgach explains some great technology to help ripening “Boomers”. Oakland County Wins Honors for Technology Savvy: Phil Bertolini, Deputy County Executive/Chief Information Officer, brags a little about the Detroit suburb winning honors from The Center for Digital […]

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Podcast: July 23, 2011

Cal Carson, Foster Braun, Shane Hamelin, Erik Anderson Show Notes: Angie’s List: Cheryl Reed, Communications Director, shares what the list is and does for consumers like you and us. Hands on with Spotify: Casey Johnston, associate writer, Ars Technica will share her insights into the new music service just arriving in the US. Apple Lion OSX Review: Bill […]

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Podcast: July 16, 2011

Ed Rudel, Cal Carson, Foster Braun and Erik Anderson Show Notes: Noted Internet Columnist Mike Elgan returns to describe his Strict Google+ Diet.  Mike has abandoned all other forms of social networking…even Skype…in favor of strictly using the tools involved in Google+ He even gave some of our guys special invites to Google+ so that […]

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Podcast: July 9, 2011

Show Notes: Microsoft Remote Workers Study: Jason Rook, Microsoft Heartland Area Partner Manager.  Study found that Detroit information workers aren’t using telecommunications as much as they might.  What are the consequences for Detroit?  How can new MS  Office 365 help bridge the gap? MCWT scholarship winners: Tamara Grzebyk, University Graduate Scholarship from Plymouth, Michigan and Beth Hadley, […]

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Podcast: July 2, 2011

Gary Baker,                Ed Rudel,                 Cal Carson,            Erik Anderson Show Notes: On Thursday, June 30, the Michigan Public Service Commission and its partner, Connect Michigan released a  new and in-depth report on Michigan’s broadband development and […]

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Podcast: June 25, 2011

Foster Braun, Ed Rudel, Kurt Hines, Erik Anderson Show Notes: FBI Breaks Up Two Big Scareware Rings Matthew Schwartz, of Information Week is the author of an article about International collaboration leading to busting spammers and hackers on both sides of the Atlantic this week. Time to Move up to IE9 Susan Bradley is a contributing editor […]

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Podcast: June 18, 2011

Cal Carson, Foster Braun, Shane Hamelin, Erik Anderson Show Notes Hack Attack: Chloe Albegensius, PCMag.com editor Who are these groups that have openly attacked banks, businesses and even the CIA?  What is their purpose?  Why haven’t they been caught? Online Bank for the Disabled; Brad Saul President and CEO of Prime Access who is disabled himself, […]

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Podcast: June 11, 2011

Show Notes: Yan Ness of OnlineTech guest in studio : -IPV6 Day and iCloud Webinar Mark Hatch, CEO TechShop Detroit: A high tech workshop that inventors can rent to create new products! Apple unwraps 3 new things and One More Thing at WWDC this week. Erik Anderson will join Cal Carson to discuss the highlights of WWDC […]

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Podcast: June 4, 2011

Show Notes: All about Windows 8: Jeffrey Van Camp, Digital Trends , Writer Since we have three experienced tech experts Ed, Cal and Shane, on the show this week, we thought it was about time to do something special. Soooo….we have TWO hours of answering your computer questions! Podcast: June 4, 2011 – Hour 1 […]

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Podcast: May 28, 2011

Show Notes: Picking Google’s Wallet: Andrew Nusca, Associate Editor, ZDnet Between the Lines explains the new personal financial service from Google and the pro’s and con’s including PayPay’s suit against the service. 6 Retailer Trends for 2011: Andrea Woroch , Shopping expert on  how to get the most for your dollar Holiday Road Trip Itineraries: […]

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Podcast: May 21, 2011

Show Notes Craig Newmark founder of nationally famous Craig’s List talks about his new venture Craigconnects seeks to benefit non-profits. DO IPADS REALLY TEACH TODDLERS TO READ? Prof. Karen Pacoriek, Dept. of Early Childhood Education EMU Wacky Warning Labels: Top 5 National Finalists, Bob Dorigo Jones, Northville, MI resident is president of Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch (M-LAW) and uses […]

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Podcast: May 14, 2011

RIP Skype?:Bloomberg News technology analyst Rich Jaroslovsky is our guest to talk about the impact and implications of Microsoft buying Skype. Glo Bible, creator Nelson Sana, talks about new applications of 2010 Bible of the Year on the iPad and iPhone. Shane Hamelin, from the help desk of CompuQuest USA Inc. is our guest tech expert […]

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Podcast: May 7, 2011

Show Notes: Mac Under Attack: Cal Carson leads the discussion of this week’s news stories about hacker attacks aimed at Apple computers. Osama bin Laden’s death unleashes a blizzard of malware.  Gary, Ed and Cal discuss some of the alternative security software to the big names in Security. Interview with Jay Elliott author of THE STEVE […]

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Podcast: April 30, 2011

Show Notes Gary, Ed and Foster will discuss a new way of looking at creating passwords that are simpler but safer. WhatWasThere.com Steve Glauberman , CEO of Enlighten, has created a virtual time machine of sorts that allows users to navigate familiar streets as they appeared in the past. Ryan Guerra from Rice University helped […]

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Podcast: April 23, 2011

Gary Baker, Ed Rudel, Cal Carson, Foster Braun, Erik Anderson Show Notes: Tracy-Ann Palmer and Kelli Baird from Arzika,  producers of the Midwest Technology Leaders Conference will join us in studio. Mobil Diva: Angela Kujava, Marketing Director for Logic Solutions discusses business apps for mobile devices. Future Midwest Conference April 28-29, 2011 | Eastern Market, Detroit Erik […]

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Podcast: April 16, 2011

Show Notes: Meet Todd Girdis of Intelli Home Systems Todd’s company has excellent systems to provide peace of mind for caregivers and security for seniors that give them the opportunity to live independently and safely.  Excellent services for aging parents or other for whom  you have the responsibility of care. Thinking of starting your own website?  Vince Chmielewski of […]

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The Internet Advisor Salutes SEMCO 35th Anniversary 3-6 PM Sat. April 9

The first hour of our show is dedicated to an organization that has been around for 35 years supporting PC enthusiasts.  Guests: Steve Yuhasz, Jim Rarus, Bob Clyne and Warner Mach. (See our Internet Advisor Facebook page for a complete photo gallery.)  We’ll not only talk about the history of computing but discuss “The Future is […]

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Podcast: April 2, 2011

Gary Baker, Ed Rudel, Cal Carson, Foster Braun, Erik Anderson Show Notes: (Hour 1) Focus on Stop, Think, Connect Forum, Walsh College, Tues. 5-7 PM Troy Campus * Bruce McConnell, Dept. of Homeland Security Senior Counselor for Cybersecurity, part of  National Initiative for Cybersecurity Awareness * Nan Poulios, Director of the Information Assurance Center and […]

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Podcast: March 26, 2011

Gary Baker, Ed Rudel, Cal Carson, Foster Braun, Erik Anderson Show Notes   Special return guest Josh Linkner outlines the kind of thinking and acting that will put America back on its feet again as a creative hotbed.  Josh is a serial entrepreneur who founded ePrize and a handful of other successful ventures.  During our […]

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Podcast: March 19, 2011

Show Notes: Eric Abbot, Microsoft Online Solution Specialist, talks about Microsoft’s Imagine Cup, encouraging next generation of computing geniuses Alumni of LifeCode Team, Steve Markovitch and Kun Wang from Wayne State University hope to compete in  July 8-13th in New York City for the Imagine Cup with their new project  Moov . A brand new service from […]

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Podcast: March 12, 2011

Foster Braun, Ed Rudel, Kurt Hines, Erik Anderson You’re going to have to get your questions in quickly this week because we have just one hour to find answers for your computer problems.  MSU Basketball starts at 3:00PM as the Spartans keep marching on to the big dance.  So we will put everything else on […]

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Podcast: March 5, 2011

Show Notes: Groupon:     Kelsey O’Neill will explain how this great group discount site can help you shop till you drop for less! Links From The Show Hotmail Help Hotline – 1-866-672-4551 Podcast: March 5, 2011 – Hour 1 Podcast: March 5, 2011 – Hour 2 Tweet

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Podcast: February 26, 2011

Gary Baker, Foster Braun, Kurt Hines, Erik Anderson Show Notes Dr. Tim Elmore author of Gen iY, a generation of young people we need to understand and guide .  Also examining the youth movements that have driven the revolutions throughout the Middle East through Facebook and Twitter. Rejeana R. Heinrich, one of three enterprising sisters […]

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Podcast: February 19, 2011

Show Notes: Nathan Bomey, Business Reporter, www.Annarbor.com state on online newspapers and www.groupon.com what it is and how it works. Marvin Toll, Agile and Beyond Conference, March 12 in Dearborn, MI (Gary Baker one of speakers.) Charlie Hopper, www.pasty.com and www.pasty.net Rural Broadband Initiative Hour 2 is dedicated to taking your calls about problems with your computers,  getting […]

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Podcast: February 12, 2011

Helping the Blind to See with Computers John Whitacre, Dir. of Computer Training, Optometric Institute and Clinic of Metro Detroit Dr. Bernard Miller, Dir. of Clinical Affairs, Optometric Institute and Clinic of Metro Detroit King Nelson, Counselor, Michigan Commission for the Blind Gina Demaggio, legally blind, and Roger Long, paraplegic and caller Nathan trained by OICMD Robert […]

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Podcast: February 5, 2011

Happy 13th Anniversary to the Internet Advisor with a very special cast of “characters”: Gary Baker, Ed Rudel, Foster Braun and the “Flying Anderson Brothers” Erik Mac Minute Man and Scott the Engineer. Our distinguished guests will include: Vince Chmielewski representing VC Webdesign wrote the code that makes our homepage work (Members of Inner Circle Media who […]

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Podcast: January 29, 2011

Ed Rudel, Cal Carson, Foster Braun and Erik Anderson You read that correctly, we are on for a full THREE hours this Saturday, Jan. 29. Our first hour features reporting directly from MacWorld Expo in San Franciso with Laura Phillips, Media Director for Handeholder, the Michigan-made iPad/tablet holder that is so successful.  Mac Expert Cal […]

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Podcast: January 22, 2011

Show Notes: Paul Eisenstein: Senior editor of The Detroit Bureau gives his comments on the “electrifying” North American International Auto Show which ends this Sunday at 7 PM. Karen Sohl, from Cisco, chats with Gary about the brand new Linksys E4200 Dual Band N Router that he has been testing in his own home this […]

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Podcast: January 15, 2011

Hour 1: -Online Sales Show 14% Growth with Bob Cell, President of MyBuys The 2011 North American International Auto Show : The Year of Electric Cars and Rolling Connection to the Internet with Paul Eisenstein of The Detroit Bureau -Apple Announces the Arrival of the iPhone to Verizon in February The Mac Minute with Erik […]

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Podcast: January 8, 2011

Gary Baker, Ed Rudel, Cal Carson and Foster Braun return as we get an insider’s view of the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas from Mike Burns the inventor of the Michigan made “Handeholder”.  Mike’s device has become enormously popular because it allows you to handle the iPad or any other tablet device easily from […]

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IA Tech Roundtable #10 1/3/11

Click here to listen or download IA Tech Roundtable 10 (30 min.) Top ten gadget predictions for 2011 What won’t happen in 2011 IPTV become mainstream Expect Malware and Spyware to target Tablet devices 11 predictions for 2011 Chris Obrian of the Mercury News Big Tech Predictions for 2011 (PC Mag) Twitter Predicts Slash Gear Top […]

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IA Tech Roundtable #9 12/26/10

Click here for: IA Tech Roundtable #9 (approx 40 Min.) 2010 Tech Review Show Notes: The Weirdest, Wackiest and Stupidest Sci/Tech Stories of 2010 Best and Worst Celebrity Technology Moments of 2010 How 2010 tech changed retail forever IE9 beta blocks 99% of Malicious “Live web threats” How to Enable Smart-Screen URL filtering in IE9 Some […]

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IA Tech Roundtable #8 Dec. 20. 2010

Click here to play or download: IA Tech Roundtable 8 Final Show Notes: Google Chrome OS and CR 84 Device Sign up for a free CR 84 Test Device Mark Zuckerberg Time Man/Person of the Year iPhone and iPad rumors Microsoft Gives Away 10 Free Products for IT and Home Users iPhone Color Blind App. […]

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Podcast: December 11, 2010

Cal Carson, Foster Braun, Kurt Hines It’s a holiday gift edition featuring Dave Sawyer, Technical Director, Microsoft Technology Center Heartland District who loaded up his sleigh with a bag full of tech toys from tablets to Windowns 7 Phones for the geek in your lives, even if that’s you! Dave also talked about the changes in […]

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Podcast: December 4, 2010

Gary Baker, Ed Rudel, Cal Carson, Foster Braun, Erik Anderson Show Notes: Rishi Jaitly: Co-founder of  Michigan Corps, a national philanthropy providing financial, intellectual, and human capital from across the country to outstanding social entrepreneurs and non-profits enriching Michigan. Randy Dobbs: Author of Transformational Leadership, talks about the leadership that Michigan needs to get our […]

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IA Tech Roundtable #7, Nov. 29, 2010

Cick here to listen to IA Tech Roundtable 7 (46 min) or right click to download. This week’s roundtable features a frequent guest and fresh voice, Kurt Hines of VC Webdesign . Show Notes: Stuxnet worm attacked Iran.  It’s a modern day James Bond spy thriller without any 007’s. Open source drivers written for Xbox Kinect […]

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Internet Advisor Tech Roundtable #6 Nov. 22, 2010

Click here for: IA Tech Roundtable 6 (approx 35 min) Ann Arbor named 6th best digital city Beatles live on iTunes. Why should anyone under 45 care? Facebook Launches new Messaging tool. Microsoft launches Kinect for XBox 360.  Amazing interface based solely on user gestures. One million units sold in the first 10 days. Was China […]

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Podcast: November 13, 2010

The gang was back with a special extended show which included:   Terry Cross, Founder of Windward Associates and Chairman of the Michigan Emerging Executive Board shares about Michigan Emerging, a conference designed to promote and connect innovators and entrepreneurs and the support system that exists only in Michigan.   Michigan Emerging has been chosen as […]

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IA Tech Roundtable #5 11/07/10

Click Here to Listen IA Tech Roundtable 5 Tweet Show notes: Dell moves 25,000 from Blackberry to Win Phone 7 Bank of America and Citigroup may ditch Blackberry for iPhone Register Your Cell Phone for the No Call List Consumer Factsheets on FCC Do-Not-Call Rules Master Lock Vault provides high security storage for all your passwords […]

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Internet Advisor Tech Roundtable #4 11/02/10

Ed Rudel joins his fellow tech expert Cal Carson and co-host Foster Braun to review the hottest topics on the Internet: Apple Passes RIM Now 4th Largest Phone Vendor China Claims World’s Fastest Supercomputer New Wi-Fi Direct standard ratified which will allow devices from different manufactures to establish a micro networks. Limewire is finally shut […]

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Internet Advisor Tech Roundtable #3 10/23/10

Gary Baker, Cal Carson and Foster Braun discuss a week full of exciting news for Apple fans and lots of other tech topics: Lost Children Get Help From QR Codes: www.MyFlyer.org www.MyChildID.org Internet Phenomenon Report For Apple, a Week of Hot Air and Market Share Apple Dumps Flash Slate is a Motorcycle and iPad is […]

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Internet Advisor Tech Roundtable #2

Fresh off the press here is this week’s IA Tech Roundtable with Gary Baker, Cal Carson and Foster Braun.  Topics of discussion included: Windows 7 Phones whole new way of doing smart phones with less is more. Smackdown vs. Android and iPhone. -Facebook and Skype in Deal -Oct 20 new Apple OS Lion? Apple shares […]

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Internet Advisor Tech Roundtable…Premier

Welcome to the premier edition of The Internet Advisor Tech Roundtable, featuring Gary Baker, Cal Carson and Foster Braun discussing Google TV and Logitech devices, MS Office 2010 impact, iPad sales at Target and resurrecting AOL. Each week we will post a new 20 to 30 minutes conversation about the top tech topics of the […]

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Special Interview: A Peak Under the Hood of MS Office 2010

Whenever our program is preempted by Michigan State University sports coverage on our home station WJR-AM, Detroit, we offer you special, longer interviews with people who are involved in the many aspects of the world of computing and the Internet. This is a special interview we did with Dave Sawyer,Technical Director, Microsoft Technology Center Heartland District […]

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IA Special Podcast with Scott Mueller

Scott Mueller is  the author of Upgrading and Repairing PC’s,  released 19th edition.  The book has been an essential resource over the last 20 years for training computer technicians and keeping everyone from hobbyists to network administrators up to date on the latest computer technology.  Editions of Upgrading and Repairing PC’s also come with a DVD […]

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Podcast: September 11, 2010

Join us for a late night edition of the Internet Advisor with Foster Braun, Gary Baker, and Ed Rudel.  This week we will look at the next world war which may be taking place right now … Online!  Richard Stiennon, author of Surviving Cyber War and a syndicated security blog , will talk about the […]

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Special Internet Only Interview: Mrs. Wizard

Because the show was preempted by MSU Football, we present you with a special podcast.  This week’s interview is with Cindy O’Neil otherwise known as Mrs. Wizard.  She has been helping people for over 15 years both in her hometown, Memphis, TN, and around the globe through her excellent website.  You’ll also find out about her latest […]

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Podcast August 28, 2010

Guests: Dave Buchanan and Steve Bostedor, from Jackson, Michigan, co-hosts of “The iPad Show” .  It’s a great story of how a couple of guys with a passion have become digital stars. The iPad Show Damian McGlothlin, Ann Arbor high school senior, developed a brilliant website, YouChooseOne.org , that allows people to donate to specific needy individuals rather than to […]

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Podcast August 21, 2010

Passwords are everywhere and every site seems to want a new one.  How do  you create secure or strong passwords and where do you save them? Gary Baker, Foster Braun and our original Tech Expert, Tom Diroff provide some practical tips during the first hour and the staff surprised Foster with a birthday cake.  The […]

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Podcast: August 14, 2010

A tablet computer for just $35!  Scam or miracle?  That is the question we will explore today with Mike Elgan tech expert, nationally recognized blogger and host of Mike’s List.  Mr. Elgan believes that this is part of a pattern of sensational headlines that the Indian tech industry is using to create more propaganda than […]

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Podcast: August 7, 2010

Our guests this week are Art and Jennie McCafferty, owners of GLSP, a media company that publishes travel and sport related content in print, online and video.  During the past 10 years they have produced over 3500 videos, 1404 on You Tube alone, for their five online television channels. They will  speak about how publishing […]

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Podcast: July 31, 2010

You might call the topic for our show this week: Browser Wars.  In the past, few people thought about choosing a browser for surfing the Internet because the majority of us used PC’s running Microsoft operating systems equipped with Internet Explorer.  Nowadays there are a lot of other options and depending on  your point of […]

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Podcast: July 24, 2010

Tune in this weekend for some special guest hosts and a whole bunch of unique topics.  Foster Braun is joined by a special crew of experts: Vince Chmielewski, owner of  VC Web Design, Kurt Hines, guest tech expert and IT specialist, Rachel Kelly, a specialist in Social Networking and Meaghan McCann who is an expert in AdWords/AdSense.  Guests include: […]

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Podcast: July 17, 2010

So are you going to fix your $200 iPhone 4 with duct tape?!?!  What a week for Apple but in the end they admitted they really do have problems with their shiny new phone.  Join Foster Braun, Ed Rudel, Cal Carson and Erik Anderson as we talk about this week’s big media story with Terry White, […]

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Podcast: July 10, 2010

As a special treat this weekend, we ask our two favorite tech guys, Ed Rudel and Cal Carson, and co-host Foster Braun, to reveal a favorite application that they just couldn’t live without.  As always Erik Anderson has the latest tidbits of Apple news on The Mac Minute as well. Podcast: July 10, 2010 – […]

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Podcast: July 3, 2010

Happy 4th of July Weekend! Gary Baker, Foster Braun and Cal Carson are in house this weekend to spend a full two hours answering your technology related questions. Also, Mr. Baker has a special announcement regarding a new product he received this week.  Hint: Gary is being drawn deeper into the “Dark Side”. Erik Anderson […]

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Podcast: June 26, 2010

Summer is a summer camp time… so why not a tech camp?  This Saturday we preview: Camp Infiniti, a summer camp designed specifically for Metro-Detroit girls by the Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation.  The girls will be challenged to design websites and conduct a robot sumo competition this coming week. Join Foster Braun, Gary […]

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Podcast: June 19, 2010

Recently one of the guys noted that we haven’t heard women’s perspectives on tech themes in a while and this weekend we intend to take a step toward remedying that oversight.  This week, Gary Baker, Ed Rudel and Cal Carson welcome Rachel Kelly, a specialist in Social Networking and Meaghan McCann who is an expert in […]

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Podcast June 12, 2010

Ed Rudel and Cal Carson host this week as they take your technology related calls during open lines for a full two hours.  Don’t miss Erik Anderson’s Mac Minute for commentary on the new iPhone 4.0 released just this week.  Gary Baker has the night off to celebrate the graduation from high school of his […]

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Podcast: April 24, 2010

Foster Braun, Gary Baker, Ed Rudel and Cal Carson start their regular Saturday schedule following Dr. Dean Krauskopf and the WJR Garden Show. The Blind Leading the Blind This week we are joined by John Whitacre and Ted Lennox to talk about how the blind are helping other visually handicapped individuals learn to use their computers.  […]

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Podcast: April 17, 2010

Foster Braun, Gary (birthday boy) Baker, Ed Rudel and Cal Carson have another three hour show this week.  This is our last chance to offer you this big block of time to answer your questions about your computers and the Internet because, like the swallows returning to Capistrano, we look forward to Dr. Dean Krauskopf and […]

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Podcast: April 10, 2010

Gary Baker, Ed Rudel and Cal Carson have cleared the decks to give  you even more time to ask your questions about your computers and getting around the Internet.  Erik Anderson also is on hand with his Mac Minute report on all things Apple, in other words, reactions to the iPad as well as new iPhone software […]

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Podcast: April 3, 2010

Gary Baker, Ed Rudel and Cal Carson host a special “Late Edition” of the Internet Advisor show. Angela Kujava, Marketing Director for Logic Solutions talks to us about the iPad which Apple just released and the applications market.  We also talk about the other smart mobile devices available by Microsoft, Apple, Google and Palm.  Erik Anderson […]

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Podcast: Saturday, March 27, 2010

Economics is the focus of this week’s super-sized Internet Advisor show. BetterInvesting.org, (a venerable, long-established, Michigan-based non-profit)  is making significant headway in the face of the recent economic “tsunami” by assisting “main street investors” and investment clubs to stabilize and manage/grow their assets, using current technology tools. This Saturday Gary Baker and Ed Rudel interview […]

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Podcast: March 20, 2010

To Google or not to Google…a whole city, that is the question.  Google Networks has created a bidding war among cities across the country including, of course, Ann Arbor, Michigan, to be one of the test sites for their super fast network. This week, the crew interviews a number of people who are trying to get […]

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Podcast: March 13, 2010

Alas our brave Spartans failed at the free throw line and lost in overtime to Minnesota to drop out of the Big Ten Championship series.  But their loss is our gain because we have a full Three Hours of Tech Calls with Foster Braun, Ed Rudel and Cal Carson this week.  Erik Anderson also have […]

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Podcast: March 6, 2010

March certainly has come in like a lamb, at least in terms of the weather, but it has been a busy season for computer techs like Ed Rudel and Cal Carson who have tales to tell of battling viruses that have tried to take over computers.  Join Foster Braun and Gary Baker as we talk […]

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Podcast: February 27, 2010

Join us for another early edition of the Internet Advisor with Gary Baker, Foster Braun, Ed Rudel, Cal Carson and Vince Chmielewski. Our panel of experts will discuss two important issues in today’s digital work that have links to Apple Computers: The future of Flash.  Can this technology that has made web viewing such a […]

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Podcast: February 20, 2010

Finding your place in e-commerce is the theme of this week’s Internet Advisor with Foster Braun, and Ed Rudel. The old saying was: “When the going gets tough, the tough get going… online” we might add in 2010. With the economy in shambles, particularly in Midwest, many of the un-and under-employed are turning to e-commerce.  Hard […]

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Podcast: February 13, 2010

This Saturday, Foster Braun, Ed Rudel and Cal Carson are up late to help solve your computer and Internet problems as well as introduce you to some interesting new developments.  Among our guests is college professor Bert Copple who used the Internet to help hold class in the middle of our recent snow storm from the […]

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Podcast: 12th Anniversary Show – February 6, 2010

Break out the cake it’s time to celebrate a dozen years of Detroit’s longest running, locally produced computer talk show: The Internet Advisor!  We’re doing it in style with Gary Baker, Ed Rudel, Foster Braun and Erik Anderson.  The cake is virtual for all but those in studio…a plus for all the Weight Watchers in the […]

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Podcast: January 30, 2010

This week Foster Braun, Ed Rudel, Cal Carson and Vince Chmielewski will be in the studios to tackle  your computer and Internet questions. We also feature two very special non-profit websites: The Wellness Community of Southeast Michigan aimed at helping cancer patients and their families and The Sarcoma Alliance for Research through Collaboration , that […]

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Podcast: January 23, 2010

We’re baaaaack!!! The Internet Advisor team is back in action to answer your questions. Lots of time to answer all those questions you didn’t get into the forum during the week. Podcast: January 23, 2010 – Hour 1 Podcast: January 23, 2010 – Hour 2

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January 9, 2010

Ed Rudel, Cal Carson, Vince Chmielewski and Erik Anderson put on their problem solving hats to handle your computer and Internet questions.  Links From The Show About.com review of Mac Anti-Virus programs. Podcast: January 9, 2010 – Hour 1 Podcast: January 9, 2010 – Hour 2 Podcast: January 9, 2010 – Hour 3

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December 26, 2009

Join Gary Baker, Foster Braun and Cal Carson for a Post-Christmas gadget festival. We’ll answer questions for  you about getting those new digital toys working properly.  Also joining us to talk about the current desperate retail season is Kevin Ertel of ForeSee Results, a company that studies retail sales and how to improve them.  Their recent […]

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December 19, 2009

Twas the show before Christmas and all through the studio Microsoft and Apple fill the airwaves with valuable information.  This week Gary Baker, Ed Rudel and Cal Carson host Dave Sawyer, a frequent visitor from Microsoft to talk about their recent Security Intelligence Report on the most significant threats facing Internet users.  Also joining the […]

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December 12, 2009

The whole Internet Advisor crew returned to the studio for a busy show as Ed Rudel and Cal Carson joined Gary Baker and Foster Braun.  We had three unique guests and topics. Scott Mueller, a frequent visitor to the show, talked about his latest (20th) edition of Upgrading and Repairing PC’s Scott Fox, the author […]

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December 5, 2009

It’s a special edition! Join us as the Internet Advisor crew, led by Gary Baker, launches a brand new website for the show.  You’ll get to meet: Carrie Hensel and Catherine Hayes of Inner Circle Media,  who created the new design, Vince Chmielewski who is kind of like the Wizard of Oz pulling all the right […]

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November 14th, 2009

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