Monthly Archives June 2015

Winning Women & Mighty Mentors

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Emily Morningstar, Linda Mitchell and Tonya Thomas

MCWT Honors Winning Women

Linda MitchellLinda Mitchell, Dir. of Cloud Sales and Devices, Microsoft Heartland Division and MCWT VP of Programs introduced two of the recent scholarship winners, Emily Morningstar and Tonya Thomas. Linda also talked about the wide range of MCWT programs like GET-IT programs in high school and annual Camp Infinity to encourage young women of all ages to embrace and pursue IT careers.  For more information on MCWT programs for young women click here.


Two Outstanding Winning Women

Emily Morningstar HeadshotEmily Morningstar graduated from high school in Canton, MI and plans to study computer science at Michigan Technological University in Houghton.  She won the $20,000 MCWT Foundation GET-IT Scholarship. Emily founded her school’s GET-IT club, served as its president and participated throughout all four years of high school. She was a finalist in MCWT’s Website Design Competition and a Robofest State Qualifier. She also was recognized as the national runner-up in the National Council of Women in Technology Award for Aspirations in Computing. She served as a summer IT co-op for Mercedes Benz Financial Services.

 

Tonya Thomas HeadshotTonya Thomas is a multifaceted professional with 20+ years …


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Emmys, IoT & aimWest

 

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Show Notes

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Visual Compass Director Hits the Red Carpet

Eddie Fritz grabbed the gold at the Michigan Emmy’s with his Motion Graphic Presentation: Visual Compass Field Guide: Navigating the Digital Landscape.  Congratulations Eddie and the whole crew at Visual Compass. Watch the award winning presentation right here.

Click Here to Listen to Eddie Fritz


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AT&T and the Internet of Things (IoT)

Mobeen_Khan_AVP_Bio_with_Photo_Mar2015__Compatibility_Mode_Mobeen Khan, Executive Director of Product Marketing Management for AT&T shares the increasing complexity of a world where more and more of our lives and work are connected digitally. AT&T is on the cutting edge of this booming sector which seems certain to reach trillions of dollars in the near future.

 

 

Click Here to Listen to Mobeen Khan IoT


 

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aimWest Young Techie

Doug KellyDoug Kelly, President of aimWest shares the vision for promoting technology in the western side of Michigan.  More and more technology companies, test labs, entrepreneurs and research centers are following the arc from Detroit to Grand Rapids. aimWest “works to create a common language between the technology and business disciplines. As a non-profit, they host monthly educational and networking events in West Michigan to facilitate education and …


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Visual Compass Scores an Emmy!

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(left to right) Megan Alexa, Alice Bate, Vince Chmielewski, Eddie Fritz, Courtney Jones, Brandy Deming & Kady Jesko

The Visual Compass crew proudly surrounds director Eddie Fritz and his coveted Emmy Award.

Fritz’  Emmy awarded video- Visual Compass Field Guide: Navigating The Digital Landscape was entered in the Graphic Arts category.

Visual Compass, is a web design, development, marketing and multimedia company based in Ypsilanti, MI founded by Vince Chmielewski.


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Free first aid for a wide range of Windows ills

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By Fred Langa on June 11, 2015

Did you know that Microsoft offers over 500 automated, online solutions for common problems you might encounter with Windows software and hardware?

And that’s on top of the dozens of always-available troubleshooting tools built into Windows 7 and Windows 8.

I’m sure most Windows users are unaware of the breadth and depth of fix-it apps and troubleshooters available for free from Microsoft. As the LangaList Plus columnist, I thought I was on top of that topic. But even I had no idea that there are now over 500 solutions at our fingertips. Wow!

Full article in Windows Secrets Newsletter


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GO Karts and Carrot for Good Health

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Show Notes

Hour 1

Go Karts for Good Health

Zack WigalZack Wigal joins us in studio to talk about this latest effort by Gamers Outreach to help sick children trapped in the antiseptic world of hospitals during their treatment.  Our own Shane Hamelin is an ardent gamer and will be our special co host for the segment that focuses on a program to install XBox units in C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor.

 

 

Click Here to Listen to Hour 1 Gamer Conversation


 

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Good Health and Savings


Michael Antaran
, CEO of Marvel Apps in Royal Oak, MI,  wants to give you a reason to get out and walk around your community, for your good health and for your town’s economic wellbeing.   Mike joins us in studio to talk about Carrot, a free app, on both iOS and Android platforms, that gives you points for getting out and exercising in your community that can be redeemed for deals at businesses you walk by on your way!

 

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BLE iBeacon Used by Stores to Alert Customers’ Phones

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Windows 10 Mystery Icon Arrives

 

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Windows 10 Official Launch Date Arrives Along with Mystery Icon

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July 29, 2015 is the official date for the distribution of Microsoft’s next major OS: Windows 10. Ed Rudel will lead the discussion on some Frequently Asked Questions about the Windows 10 upgrade, in particular what the heck that mysterious white window in your System Tray means!

Microsoft Windows 10 Frequently Ask Questions

How to Make an ISO file from the Windows 10 Upgrade

Will your PC run Windows 10? Use the official compatibility checker to find out!

Click Here to Listen to Windows 10 Download



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Apple’s WWDC Opens June 8

Cal at stand mikeCal Carson will have the rumored highlights of what has typically been Apple’s “really big show”, the 2015 World Wide Developers Conference, this coming week.  Will Apple TV finally get the makeover it has desperately needed?  Will the world catch the beat of Apple’s uber music service? What new tricks will appear in iOS 9 for the world of Apple’s digital devices?  Answers await.

 

Click Here to Listen to WWDC Predictions

 


Connect Michigan

 

Crawford County Recognized for Broadband Connection

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Actual scam mail received by one of our staff

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Crawford County recognized for planning for broadband communication

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 9:55 AM EDT

Antennas on existing towers and tall structures, medium sized towers and more fiber optic cable could be coming to Crawford County to enhance access to broadband technology to assist with economic development, tourism and personal use.

Connect Michigan recognized Crawford County last week as a connected community for adopting a technology plan for increased access to broadband communication. The county was the 14th in the State of Michigan and 50th in the nation to obtain the certification.

As the designated entity for broadband mapping and planning in the state of Michigan, Connect Michigan is a public-private partnership formed between the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) and Connected Nation to work with local governments, businesses and citizens with the goal of increasing broadband service in the state’s underserved areas.

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The Ghost Icon of Windows 10

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What in the world is this ghostly icon doing in my Launch Tray?

That is the question that millions of Windows users are asking themselves and Ed Rudel has the answer.  During the first hour of our podcast Ed is going to explain what this icon stands for, how it got there ane what that means for your computer.

 


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