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Thank you!!! …. We finally made it to end of the Information Superhighway!…… not really…. just sounded good.

It’s the end of 2022. It is also the end to a long run for the Internet Advisor Show, both our Broadcasts and Podcasts.

It was 24 and one half years ago in 1997, Gary Baker and

the late great Foster Braun



started this institution on the Radio at station WJR 760 on the AM dial. A 50,000 watt powerhouse ready to help listeners with their technology issues. Yeah we are talking high tech like 4800 BAUD modems using dial up for services like AOL on computers using Windows 95. Back when, as Gary would say, “Apple… they have less than 5% of the user base” and “they needed Microsoft to loan them money”.

Over the course of time however, the show grew. Next to come on the scene was Ed Rudel with his technical support and his Excellent Tool Kit.

Others, too numerous to mention, joined the show. I will take a stab at a few but please forgive me if I missed you.

Tom Diroff in his PJ’s and Tin Foil hat to avoid Apple influence.

The security minded Caston Thomas.

Rick Broida, the CNet Cheapskate with great tech buys.

Mike Brennan who still has …

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Podcast 2220 – Mother’s Day Tech – Right to Repair Apple Program – Low Cost Phone Choices

This week we will look at Apple’s program for Self Repair for iPhones. The tools that you can rent and use and is it within the realm of the average user to perform their own repairs. AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile. The big 3 of cellular service. Are there lower cost alternatives, Gary will tell us about choices for great service with out paying the premium prices. You’ll be surprised at what you will learn. The I.A. Mailbag and you call in questions as well.



Show Notes Links

Reported By Cnet

Cheap Phone Plans Compared: 8 Affordable Alternatives to Verizon,
T-Mobile and AT&T

Reported By MacRumors

Everything You Need to Know About Apple’s Self Service Repair Program for iPhones




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Podcast 2214 – Apple Announcement Review – Spotlight on Tech

Join us, Ed, Gary, and Cal as we discuss the recently announce Apple Products and their impact on the consumer. A new feature on the Internet Advisor show “Spotlight on Tech” takes a closer look at specific tech and how it can help you to enhance and lengthen the life of your technology, make it faster, save you money. This show we talk about the benefits of an SSD drive. Also we will discuss another faucet of “Right to Repair” with technology. Also we will be taking your calls.


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Podcast 2209 – Comcast Helping Women and Minorities with Tech – Michelle Gilbert

Join us for a discussion on how Comcast is helping women and minorities with resources for improving tech within their businesses. We will be speaking with our friend Michelle Gilbert about this subject and the expansion of broadband across the great state of Michigan. Looking for upgrade tips and tricks. I learned one from Ed that we will be sharing regarding storage. With more people working from home, Ed will enlighten us on the advantages of having a docking station. Lastly, cell phone carriers are giving breaks to customers trying to contact others in the Ukraine.


Listen to our Podcast



From the “Ed in the Shed” studio – Watch our ZoomCast




Links to subjects we talked about on the show


For Information on Comcast Programs go to theses sites.

For the RISE program for helping women and minorities businesses

For the Affordable Connectivity Program



Reported by MacRumors

Belkin Debuts New 12-Port CONNECT Pro Thunderbolt 4 Dock

Belkin today announced the launch of the CONNECT Pro Thunderbolt 4 Dock, which is a docking station that offers Thunderbolt 4 connectivity for 40Gb/s total bandwidth and support for fast charging, dual display …

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Podcast 2206 – Our 24th Anniversary Show!!!

It has been 24 years that the Internet Advisor Show has been in existence On the Air, On the Internet. Join us as Gary, (The Originator) Ed, (Chief Technologist) and Cal, (Technologist and Mac-a-phile) talk about tech and the show over the 24 years that it has been running. We will also talk on latest tech issues like StarLink updates and upcoming Apple iPhone and iPad announcements. Ed will have info on a UFEI issue that may or not affect you. Gary will fill you in on how to save on price increase for Amazon Prime membership for the coming year. Listen in, it’s fun.








Links to Show Topics

Reported By PC Magazine.

Apricorn Aegis Padlock SSD (2022) Review

Apricorn’s Aegis Padlock SSD isn’t new, but the concept is proven. We reviewed an earlier version in 2014, though that drive cost $799 (in a 480GB capacity) versus $299 for today’s same-size model. The tiny, rugged external solid-state drive hasn’t gone unchanged, however: Improvements to the ultra-secure SSD include a wider range of capacities (now, from 240GB for $209 to 4TB for $1,199), higher speed, and additional features, as well as that lower cost …

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Podcast 2203 – Our 2022 Predictions – Netflix is Up – Child Tax Credit

Join us for our annual “Tech Predictions” show. Ed, Gary and I will pull out our magical crystal ball and gaze into what we see as the possible future in tech. We will also talk about what is already here as well. Netflix is upping the price of their products. If you have children, you’ll want to find the IRS Letter 6419 that they sent you this year to use with your return. Ed will reporting about a “feature” with Apple Air Tags. It’s going to be fun!


Our Zoomcast from the “Ed in the Shed” studio!



Links to some of the things we discussed on the show


As reported by MacRumors

Netflix Again Raises Prices for All Plans, 4K Streaming Now $20 Per Month

Reported By CNet.

Jump into the world of 3D printing with one of our favorites for $169 (save $100)

The Anycubic Photon 3D printer is $100 off right now, making it the perfect time for creatives to snag one.


Child tax credit: Don’t throw away IRS Letter 6419

There’s still lots of child tax credit money for parents, but you’ll need an IRS letter to …

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Podcast 2150 – Alexa is Santa, Java awareness, Google Drive Policing.

This week on the Internet Advisor we have conversations about Java issues on the back end servers and the security fixes. Google is enforcing it policies on the content that you can have on a Google Drive. Alexa is Santa and how to get Siri to stop listening to everything in your home. Ed tells us about some of the best USB C docks and the advantages of owning one. It’s going to be fun as usual on the Internet Advisor!

Show Links

Reported By CNet.

Best USB-C hub in 2022

A USB-C hub or docking station can save you from constantly swapping dongles and relying on Bluetooth. A multiport adapter or powered USB hub has way more to offer than an extra USB port — it can turn a single USB-C connection on your laptop or desktop into the hook up for a monitorkeyboardmouse and Ethernet. It can also let you read and write to memory cards or other external drives.

Narrowing down your many options and finding the best USB-C hub comes down to knowing how portable you need it to be, your desired data transfer speed and exactly what connections you need. …

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Podcast 2149 – Black Friday has past but deals keep coming, Google opens apps to Win 10 & 11, Tails from the Tech Guy Desk.


This week Ed gives us another story in “Tails of the Tech Desk Guy”. We find more deals after Black Friday. Google is opening up apps to Win 11 to Microsoft’s joy but also to Win 10 to Microsoft’s dismay. Gary is off but we do have Mike Brennan with MITechNews. Join in.


Show Links

Reported By CNet.

CNET names the best tech products of 2021


Reported By Toms Guide.

Google just opened the door to all Android games on Windows 11

LIVE: Best gifts 2021 — top sales right now

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Podcast 2145 – Windows 11 Download? iOS Exploit revealed. Earlier Black Friday Sales

Black Friday is getting closer and more sales are starting sooner. Listen for tech that we have discovered for Black Friday sales. Windows 11 … you can download it now but should you. Do you want to be on the bleeding ….Leading edge??? iOS had an exploit revealed by Google and Apple has closed it. Understand why it’s good to keep your devices up to date with patches. Mike Brennan and MI Tech News, this week, on the show.



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Reported By PC Magazine.

How to Download and Install Windows 11 From an ISO File

You can download Windows 11 as an ISO file, then directly install it, burn it onto a disc, or copy it to a USB drive.

Those of you interested in taking the current Insiders preview edition of Windows 11 for a test drive can easily work with the new operating system via an ISO file. Having such a file gives you the flexibility to install the OS anywhere you like—a dedicated PC, a dual-boot system, or a virtual machine. Now that Microsoft has finally released an ISO file for the Windows 11 Insiders Preview, you can download and …

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