Monthly Archives December 2011

Internet Advisor Best of 12/31/11 4-6PM: The Cutting Edge

Gary Baker, Ed Rudel, Cal Carson, Foster Braun, Erik Anderson

Show Notes

This episode of the Internet Advisor features the launch of “Cutting Edge”, our newly remastered and updated theme music by composer Steve DeDoes of Ann Arbor, MI accompanied by his son Mattie on the saxophone. Click here to listen to the new musical score and read Steve’s commentary.  Steve and Mattie join us in studio to share their musical insights behind the new theme.

Rick Broida, CNet Blogger 

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?


We wish you and yours “Salud, Dinero, Amor….y El Tiempo Para Gozarlos”  “Health, Wealth, Love…and the time to enjoy them all!”


This was a repeat of our Dec. 3, 2011 show.

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Internet Advisor Special: Dec. 24, 2011


3PM – 5 PM EDT on WJR 760 AM

The Basics of Twitter starring

Emily Hay 

This was a repeat performance of our Nov. 26, 2011 show.


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Facebook Timeline Goes Live

As if Facebook hadn’t caught enough flack yet Timeline just arrived. This time FB is changing the WHOLE interface, for those of chose, in order to add a chronicle of the  users life, hence Timeline.  Here is how FB defines the new interface:

“The feature replaces current user profiles and dramatically overhauls how information is shared on the service.”

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Top 10 Tech Breakthroughs of 2011

Science raced ahead at ever quickening pace in 2011.  Check out this list of the 10 most exciting discoveries of the past year which will impact our lives for years to come. Extreme Tech Slide Show.

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Google Chrome Safest Browser

The Chrome browser may be the new kid on the block but it is fast becoming one of the most popular and now the safest.  According to a study by Accuvant, Google’s upstart browser is the safest one on the block.

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Bill Gates Says Yes… He Won't Be Back

The founder of Microsoft put to rest the rumors that he was going to be returning to take the helm of his corporation.  Seems Bill and his wife are just fine, thank you , handling their charitable concerns even though many have opined that MS would find its direction again in Mr. Gates returned. Full Story

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US Drone Hijacked by GPS Spoof

Lest we think that robot warfare is the answer to all OUR problems, you should know that the Iranians (and therefore every form of evil, anarchistic terrorist organization with enough money) know exactly what makes our drones work. By the way, they now know how to kill them!

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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 Provider but never had the chance to.


Podcast: December 17, 2011 – Hour 1
Podcast: December 17, 2011 – Hour 2
Podcast: December 17, 2011 – Hour 3

Happy Holidays and Healthy New Year from the Internet Advisor


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Twitter Changes its Look for Newbies

The 500 Lbs. canary of the social networks just decided to preen itself a bit by simplifying its portable app so that it is more friendly to new users.  Twitter will use icons to help users find new posts, add something or follow someone.

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HP Makes webOS Open Source

Technology company Hewlett-Packard says it’s making its webOS mobile software available as open-source software that any developer can use and modify freely.


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