Monthly Archives March 2014

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

XP Tombstone

Show Notes:

Office for iPad

Office for the iPad Arrives

Click Here for Office for iPad discussion

End of the Road XP

Making the XP Transition

Click Here for XP Transition Discussion

Malwarebytes Logo

Malwarebytes Pro Protection for XP for Life

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ITA and New Horizons Computer Learning Centers.
ITC, the nation’s largest independent electricity transmission company
Warner, Norcross & Judd attorneys at law.

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Hour 2: Answering Your Questions

Gary Baker, Ed Rudel, Cal Carson, Foster Braun

Click here: Gary, Ed, Cal and Foster answer listener questions.

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Malwarebytes Pro to Support XP Indefinitely

Worried about losing Windows XP security updates after April 7th? MalwareBytes commits to continue antivirus support for Windows XP, if you purchase the Pro version (which I think is still $25) .

2012 EdEd Rudel



Malwarebytes commits to lifetime support for XP users

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LG and Motorola debut first Android Wear smartwatches

CNet TechRetrospect 


2014 was widely expected to be the year of wearables, and so far it has not disappointed. Google took the wraps off of Android Wear on Tuesday, a simplified, intuitive version of Android designed for smartwatches. The experience, stylishly shown in the video above, makes it clear that the intent here is to be quite a bit more involving and interactive than the “tiny moments of awesome” the Pebble team works to deliver. LG and Motorola were the first to display prototype devices, showing the G Watch and 360 , respectively. Look for both to launch a little later this year, at or around Google I/O in June.

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Microsoft Offers $100 to Switch from XP (while supplies last)

Tim Thewes, GM at Microsoft’s flagship store in Troy’s Somerset Collection announced a $100 offer to Win XP owners willing to switch to another platform.Make your way to the Microsoft Store in Troy for your deal.  Remember, this is good when you upgrade to any device with Win 8.1 from any manufacturer and includes free data transfer.

Click to hear special XP Switch offer.

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spring-cleaningThe snow is starting to melt and everyone wants to start spring cleaning, no? If you are a small business owner, spring is a GREAT time to clean up your social media profiles – just in time for the busy summer and fall seasons.  

So what’s a small business owner to do?  Our experts at Hay There Social Media are here with Nine Tips to Spring Clean Your Social Media Profiles. Tidy up Twitter, freshen up Facebook and polish your Pinterest:

Here we go!  Full Story

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

Nain Rouge

Show Notes:

Spring Cleaning for your Social Media

Emily HayEmily 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

Le Nain Rouge

The Legend of The Nain Rouge (Red Dwarf) Graphic Novel Becomes a Kickstarter Project

Joe BastianAuthor Joe Bastian is moving his book about the sinister Detroit legend of Le Nain Rouge from the printed page to an online graphic novel.


Carl WinansCarl Winans, producer and digital storyteller, explains the process.



Click here to Listen: Joe Bastian Nain Rouge



April 8, 2014 Super Download Day for Microsoft

J. CoffeyJustin Coffey of Apex Digital Solutions reveals the bonanza of downloads and updates coming from Microsoft on April 8, 2014. (hints: updates, games and iPhone 8.1)

 Click here to Listen: Justin Coffey MS April 8


Office 365 Personal Available (1 desktop, 1 tablet)
April 8 is shaping up to be a big day for MS
Patch Tuesday … And…
Win 8.1 Update Feature Pack Release (most of the changes in Windows 8.1 Update 1

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Microsoft reportedly planning Windows 9 release in April 2015

By Tom Warren  @tomwarren The Verge

Microsoft is currently working on an “Update 1” for Windows 8.1, but the company has bigger plans for the future of Windows as part of a “Threshold” wave of updates. Windows watcher Paul Thurrott reports that the company’s Threshold plans will involve a release of Windows 9 around April 2015. Microsoft will allegedly unveil its vision for Windows 9 at the company’s Build 2014 developer conference in April, with a release planned for a year later.

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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 AmmannMike Ammann Pres. San Joaquin Partnership, San Jose, CA was with Gary Baker way back when the WWW first appeared and gives us some history lessons about the difference between the Internet and the World Wide Web that Sir Tim Berners-Lee developed in 1989.


MyLead: Raising Up the Next Generation of Leaders


David Sweetman, President and Founder of MYLead  (Michigan Youth Leadership Conference) talks about his dream of building leaders for our future.  Four students who are participating in the program shared the soundstage: Ish Aijazuddin (Senior, Lamphere High School), Samantha Nadwie (Junior, Henry Ford Community College) and Heather Lake (Grand Valley State Univ.)


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Alternatives for Watching TV and Movies on the Internet

20 Cable Alternatives for Watching TV and Movies

OVG: Online Video Guide

About.Com: Guide to sites offering free movie and TV over the Internet 

Watch It Online: 15 Sources for Free Movies and TV Shows

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Geek vs Geek: Debating Digital Credit Cards, Channel Master and More.

Geek vs. Geek

Watch eHow Tech experts, Dave Johnson and Rick Broida, argue about all things geek, hosted by stand up comedian, Helen Hong. Helen Hong is a comedian, actor and host. She plays “Janet Fung” in the Coen Brothers film, “Inside Llewyn Davis,” and is featured in the Showtime documentary, “Why We Laugh: Funny Women.” Follow her on Twitter: @funnyhelenhong. Dave Johnson is the Editorial Director of eHow Tech, and Rick Broida writes the Cheapskate blog at CNET. This month’s episode: Debating digital credit cards like the new Coin, casting a verdict on the Channel Master digital video recorder, and desert island tech items.


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