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Podcast 1714: The Resume is Dead…Long live the Resume!


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Podcast 1650: DirectTV NOW, Dan Lohrmann on Trump & Big Tech and MCWT: Top Women in Tech


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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.

 

 

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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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Podcast 1515: Spring Cleaning & Answering Your Questions

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Show Notes

Hour 1: Digital Spring Cleaning

Ed Rudel, Cal Carson, Foster Braun, Shane Hamelin

Our esteemed tech panel of Ed Rudel (Windows/Network), Cal Carson (Mac/Windows) and Shane Hamelin (PC Support and Gaming) along with producer and co host Foster Braun provide insights into tuning up your devices for a busy spring, summer and fall.

  • Steps for cleaning and tuning your digital devices
  • Latests upgrades to Mac OS X 10.10 and iOS 8.3

 Resources

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Back Up: Which Cloud Service is right for you? 

  • One Drive (Microsoft)
  • DropBox
  • Google Drive
  • Box
  • iCloud  (Apple)

 Hour 2: LIVE  5-6 PM WJR 760 AM

Answering Listener Questions:   800 859-0957

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 Happy 10th Anniversary Leo Laporte and TWIT TV

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Surprise Announcement: The New Screensavers Launches in May


 

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Your Trusted Computer Repair Shops 

 

 

These local computer shops have been recommended by you the listeners for good, honest service and reasonable costs.  Let us know your favorite local computer shop so we can share it with your neighbors and friends.


 

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Podcast 1504 Jan. 24, 2015: Windows 10 Wow! & Building a New Computer

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Show Notes:

Hour 1

The New Face of Microsoft…Infinity & Beyond

Jerry CarlsonJerry Carlson, Tech Ninja for Microsoft’s Heartland office in Metro Detroit, joined us again to unveil a remarkable array of changes and additions to the Microsoft world.  On January 21 Microsoft announced Windows 10, the much awaited sequel to the often hated Windows 8!  Follow the links below to Microsoft’s breakdown of the Windows 10 launch for full details.  There was one item that even surprised him!  Jerry gave a quick overview of the changes and we will follow up with Microsoft for more details on these items in the coming programs.


 

Click Here to Listen to Microsoft Reveal Part 1

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Click Here to Listen to Microsoft Reveal Part 2

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The Big Surprise: HoloLens


The Internet Advisors, of course, had to put their two cents worth of observations.

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Mike BrennanMike Brennan, Editor and Host of MiTechNews

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

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Hay There Social MediaMeet 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 about their recent projects which you can explore at their homepage.  Then Emily introduced us to two of her colleagues who are helping to create a whole new technology hub in Southeast Michigan.

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Defining Your Brand

Hajj Fleming-0103POSTHajj Flemings, Digital Brand Strategist and Founder of Brand Camp University, discusses Brand Camp, and what else is on the tech horizon in Detroit in 2015. Defining, communicating and defending your brand.

 

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Bamboo Detroit: Creating a Coworking Atmosphere in the Heart of Detroit

Dave AndersonDave Anderson is one of the cofounders of Bamboo Detroit, a coworking space located in the heart of downtown Detroit that is available to start up businesses looking for both a space to set up shop and people who will feed their energy for success.  …


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

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Patent Wars Over?

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Randy PeckAre 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.

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Click Here to Listen to Randy Peck Troll Story

Click Here to Listen to Extended Interview with Randy Peck about Apple/Samsung Patents Wars and Coming Supreme Court Decision

Walk to End Blindness

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John Whitacre, Mary Kumer, and Jesse Lowe present the work of iChallenged and promote the upcoming Walk to End Blindness

Walk to End Blindness: June 7-8, 2014 – 7:00 am Shiawassee Park: Farmington, MI 48336

Click Here to Listen to iChallenged Walk to End Blindness

Videos about iChallenged.org and their clients

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Full Crew 2014Join the conversation with your questions during this live segment and benefit from years of tech troubleshooting expertise. REMEMBER: The


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Don't buy a new PC or Mac before you read this

Is the laptop, desktop, or tablet you plan to buy stuck with a last-gen CPU? That may be a reason to wait — or a way to get a great deal. Here’s how to tell.

by Dan Ackerman  August 22, 2013 8:33 AM PDT
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Editors’ note: This article was originally published June 27, 2013, and was updated August 22, 2013, to reflect that many more systems are now available with Intel’s latest processors, with still more to come later this year.
Before swiping your credit card on a new ultrabook, all-in-one, or convertible, you’re going to want to dive a little deeper into the spec sheets. That’s because the latest Intel CPU upgrade, introduced in June and code named Haswell (but officially known as “fourth-generation Core i series”) offers significant battery life improvements in the laptops we’ve tested so far. So, unlike the more ho-hum Intel updates we’ve seen in years past, there’s a real-world payoff in seeking out a Haswell-equipped laptop.
But, many popular laptops, such as the Lenovo Yoga 13 and Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display, still use third-generation Intel CPUs, with no official upgrade plans yet announced. If better battery life isn’t a …


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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:

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That same spirit drives TedX Detroit ,the gathering of “…the area’s leading creators, catalysts, entrepreneurs, artists, technologists, designers, scientists, thinkers and doers on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 to share what they are most passionate about – positive ideas for the world from Detroit.”

Cahrlie WollborgCharlie Wollborg, along with a few cool friends, helped bring the acclaimed TED conference to Michigan in the form of TEDxDetroit.

Valerie Sobczak, is the curator of TEDx Labs extra geeky gadget tech & art expo.

 

Techonomy.com Tuesday, Sept. 17, MacGregor Center, Wayne State University in Detroit.

MiTechNews Report

Mike BrennanWeekly 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 brought to you by Mophie.Com, the maker of the iPhone juice pack, and the Engineering Society of Detroit, representing 16,000 engineers in Southeast Michigan. 

 

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

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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 time that he would plug a USB thumb drive in.  Pepijn found the solution on a Microsoft Mr. Fixit solution at KB 314060.

Segment 3:

A listener from Inkster wanted to know where to recycle old computer equipment.  This led to a full discussion about the steps needed to do that and two recommendations for places that you can go to recycle:

  1. Global Electric Electronic Processing  Website about recycling in Michigan
  2. Global Tech Ministries: Charitable organization that takes used computers, refurbishes them for schools and missions in the US and overseas.

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A listener wanted to know if a 9 year old Gateway computer running XP SP2 could get a boost from putting a new SSD (Solid State Drive)  in it.  Could a 15 year old Tempest handle a new 12 cylinder V8?

Pepijn Bruienne is a certified Mac Developer as well …


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