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Windows 10 Mystery Icon Arrives



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Windows 10 Official Launch Date Arrives Along with Mystery Icon

Ed Rudel

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!

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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.


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Crawford County Recognized for Broadband Connection

frederick_ericEric Fredrick, VP of Community Affairs for Michigan Connect, announces …

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1 Million Apple Watches Sold on Friday




CNET by  April 13, 2015 6:54 AM PDT

The Apple Watch basked in a strong opening weekend that could indicate success for the device, analysts say.

In an investors note Monday, Cowen and Co. estimated that total Apple Watch preorders worldwide reached about 1 million units during the first weekend of availability. Cowen, which has monitored Apple for years and scrutinizes the company’s product launches, extrapolated the preorder number after analyzing preorders at Apple Stores in the San Francisco Bay Area on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Podcast 1511 3/14/15: Rick Broida Takes A Bite Out of Apple & Answering Listener Questions

12 MacBook Beauty

 Happy Pi Day 3.14.15


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Is the New 12″ MacBook A Marvel of Design or the Result of the “Apple PR Zone”?

Join our hosts Gary Baker, Ed Rudel, Shane Hamelin and Foster Braun and they look at the Apple Spring forward event (3/9/15.)  Was it really about Apple Watch or even about the 12 ” MacBook Retina?  Maybe we all missed the main point of the dog and pony show in Cupertino!

rick broidaRick Broida, the Gadget Guy and Cheapskate blogger, joins us in studio to give his opinion on Apple technology, his current favorite watch and his recommendation for your next Windows laptop.


Click Here to Listen to Apple Part 1 (The Apple Watch Event?)

Click Here to Listen to Apple Part 2 (Technologies that will change mobile)

Click Here to Listen to Apple Part 3  (Rick’s favorite watch and laptop recommend)

The Real Story of the Apple Reveal: New Technologies that will change mobile computing

The New Force Touch TrackPad

The New “Butterfly Keyboard 

USB-C: One Connector to Rule Them All



Mike BrennanMike Brennan, Editor and Host of MiTechNews

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Apple Watch starts at $349; battery lasts all day

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The mysteries surrounding Apple’s new wearable are over.

At the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco, Apple revealed what future watch-wearers had been wanting to know for months: when it was going to be available, how much it would cost, and what comes with it.

If you need a refresher, the Apple Watch is one of (if not the) most customizable product the company has made, with three different base models, two sizes, and half-a-dozen different watch colors and strap bands.

The models come with a range of apps, including many that mirror what’s on the iPhone (including Contacts, Maps, and Music), along with its voice-activated assistant Siri. It alsoworks with Apple Pay, the company’s own contactless payments service, and a health monitor with two dedicated apps.

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Podcast 1510 March 7, 2015: Protecting Your Digital Legacy & Retro Arcade Night


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Is your legacy lost in cyberspace?

Dan HoopsDan Hoops, Assoc. Prof. of Accounting and Taxation, Walsh College joins us to give us insights into identifying our digital valuables and advising us on how to make sure your legacy doesn’t die with you.

Prof. Hoops: Estate Planning with Digital Assets

Digital Asset Form

Protecting Your Digital Assets Before You Die

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Online Tech Hosts Retro Arcade Night, Thursday, March 19, 3 – 7pm

Shawn Fergus of Online Tech announces a casual, fun networking event for IT pros and other business professional who are interested in the types of products and services they offer. There will be no sales pitching, just more than 20 classic arcade games (the real ‘80s machines), craft brews, food and NCAA tournament hoops on large screen TVS.  Act quickly, reservations are limited.

 Click here to reserve your tokens.

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Don’t Miss the Big Apple Event, Monday, March 9, 10 AM PT (1 PM EST)


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Podcast 1437 Sept. 13, 2014 3 Hour Special: iPhone 6, Internet Radio & Apple Pay

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Keep Your Eye On the Apple

Phone lines are open.  You tell us: Will you be buying a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus?  Didn’t Samsung do all of this before: Galaxy Note, Galaxy Gear (watch) and Google Pay?  So what’s the big deal?  $350 for an Apple Watch!  You gotta be kidding…or not!

Foster, Gary and Ed will lead the discussion and find out what our listeners are saying about Apple’s grand reveal this past week.

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Urban Nation Radio

Internet Radio, The New Frontier:

Yakeem Tatum, host and founder of  Urban Nation Radio .Yakeem  is a Junior at Henry Ford Academy, associated with the College for Creative Studies.

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Apple Payment: The Ultimate Digital Security ?


Rick Dakin, CEO and Chief Security Strategist of Coalfire (IT Data Security Firm) in regards to the security of the iPhone 6 pay-by-phone feature:

“A device and token-based payment system is inherently more secure than mag-stripe cards using 1970s technology, but consumers need to understand that even the most sophisticated technologies have vulnerabilities. Fraud always finds a way.”


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