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Podcast 1516: Seeing the Lightroom with Terry White & Answering Listener Questions

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Hour 1

Adobe Lightroom Creative Cloud

terrywhite-150_ibe_97x97Photographic Expert Terry White returns to Detroit to shares the nuances of Adobe’s Lightroom and Creative Cloud for those who want something more out of their pictures.  Terry, founding father of the MacGroup Detroit, returned to the Motor City as guest speaker Sunday, April 26, at the Birmingham Temple.  He shared some of the newest tricks and tips for taking and working with pictures on Adobe’s Lightroom and Creative Cloud workflows.

 

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Terry White’s Photography Website

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Hour 2: Answering  Your Computer Questions

Gary Baker, Cal Carson, Foster Braun
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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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Podcast 1514: Welcome to the New Internet Advisor

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Actually it’s the same Internet Advisor show you have come to love and look for but in a new format:

Hour 1: 4-5 PM EDT  Today’s Tech News and Views

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This hour is dedicated to interviews with experts, discussions of the hot topics of the day and in studio guests talking about technology in Michigan and around the world.  This hour is also heard on our affiliate network throughout Michigan but NOT live on WJR AM in Detroit.

Topics Discussed:

  • Apple Watch Release
  • HBO Now on Apple TV and Cablevision for $15/mo just in time for Game of Thrones Season 5
  • LinkedIn buys Lynda.com
  • Teens Still Favor Facebook

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Agile and Beyond

Jason Dinkelman worked with co-host Gary Baker in some of the early implementation of Agile Software Development near the turn of the century. The concept began at Chrysler Motors in the mid-90’s and spread around the globe.  The Agile and Beyond Conference  is now coming to Dearborn, April 30-May 1 and for two days experts from around the world will discuss the practical applications of these concept to Detroit based  business.

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Podcast 1450 12/13/14: Smart Toys for Smart Girls and Boys

 

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Gift Giving for a New Generation of Tech Savvy Children

Sheri Kam and kidsWelcome back Sheri Kam, PR Specialist, Social Media Expert and mother of two teenage daughters.  Sheri not only knows her way around technology but has a mother’s eye for holiday presents that will teach as well as entertain children who are interested in technology…without breaking the bank

 

Click to Listen to Smart Toys Segment with Sheri Kam and Sean McCarroll

Recommended Toy List: Sheri Kam and Sean McCarrell


Rec0mmended Smart Toy Lists

Top educational gifts for kids Click on Detroit TV Segment

9 High-Tech Toys & Gadgets Designed For Kids

Consumer Reports: 8 best tech toys for kids


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Creating an Innovation Lab in High School

Sean McCarrollSean McCarroll is a social studies and technology teacher at Grosse Pointe North High School in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan. Sean worked with fellow teacher Gary Abud to design, collect funding for, and implement the GP North Innovation Laba modern learning space equipped with the technological tools needed for learning in the 21st Century. It was designed to promote creative and innovative thinking, group collaboration, and better access


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Podcast 1448 Nov. 29, 2014 : Plowz & Online Tech 20th Anniversary

 

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Hour 1

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Your Very Own Snow Plow Service Is As Close As Your Phone

Plowz and Mowz Co-Founder, Wills Mahoney shares the birth of this ingenious service that means you are more likely than ever to be dug out of the next super storm well before your neighbors.  When the green grass returns, you’ll be ahead of the neighbors with a well trimmed lawn, on time, every time.

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MiTechNews Forms Strategic Alliance with ITinTheD

Mike Brennan, editor of MiTechNews and Internet Advisor host Gary Baker were featured guests on the Nov. 24 edition of ITinTheD a new pure Detroit brand of podcast that is taking RawRadioX by storm. MiTechNews has formed a strategic alliance with the geek intensive podcast and will be posting links to their weekly broadcasts in MiTechNews every Friday.

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Podcast 1438 9/20/14: Apple iOS 8 and Jack Dorsey Supports Detroit Business

 

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Show Notes

 

Hour 1: iOS 8 Arrives and Gary Baker Gets His iPhone 6 Plus

Cal at stand mikeCal Carson leads the discussion on this new mobile OS for Apple Devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)

How to download iOS8

Major changes and highlights

Challenges

What’s New in iOS 8?

8 Security Tips for a Safe iOS 8 Upgrade


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Square Capital: Exclusive Interview with Jack Dorsey

Jack and JillFounder of Twitter and Square introduces Square Capital and Jill Drnek, Detroit Square Customer and owner of Human 

  • Square Capital provides a unique cash infusion for Square customers that avoids banks entirely.  It is supporting Detroit businesses like Human, a fashion design store in the renovated Cass Corridor, that displays the works of Detroit clothing designers.

 

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Answering Listener Questions

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WWDC 2014: The Future of Computing with Apple

Okay let me be frank…. The WWDC is really more of a geek fest and info that is directed to developers. It’s really not for the end consumer even though they talk and show things that the end consumer will benefit from.

With that said, the two things I thought were of consumer interest are:

Mac OS X – 10.10 – Yosemite

 Well they have changed from Cats with California names. “Mavericks” was the first and now they have Yosemite. While the names are interesting, the OS features are what we really care about.

Spotlight – More prominent and faster searching. Also does searches not just on the Mac itself but Google searches and suggestions as well. Also as before you can start applications from Spotlight as well.

Continuity – This allows you to work between your iOS and Mac OS X platforms using HandOff. So you can start e mail on your iPhone, and move to your Mac and finish the e mail on your Mac. You can also link to your iPhone to your Mac to use it as a speaker phone.

SMS – You can now relay messages from other than iPhone users …


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Cal Carson Predictions 2014

1) Apple will announce an “Apple TV Set” in the last quarter of 2014

2) Microsoft will have a new CEO that will divide the company into two parts.

  • One for Hardware  (Surface, Xbox One)
  • One for Software (Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 O/S,  Office)

3) Blackberry will be acquired by a third party and then be rebranded and produce a new product.


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Podcast 10-26-13: Aereo Arrives in Michigan & Protecting Your Digital Assets

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Show Notes:

Get Ready to Cut the Cord: Aereo is Coming!

Aereo is the revolutionary subscription service that will allow you to see all your network programs and more for just pennies per month. Aereo goes online in southeast Michigan Oct. 28.  Learn all about it with Virginia Lam, Vice President, Communications & Government Relations for Aereo.

Protecting your Digital Resources: Digital Estate Planning 

Prof. Dan Hoops, Walsh College explains what happens to your digital real-estate at the end of life. How can people plan for it?

Prof. Hoops Estate Planning with Digital Assets

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Special Guest Expert: Tom Diroff

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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 th iPhone juice pack, and the Engineering Society


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Podcast 9/21/13: iOS7 Lands and Bing Takes Off

Show Notes:

iOS7 Has Landed:

2012 CalOur very own Sith Lord,  Cal Carson, will lead a discussion of the good, the bad and the amazing about Apple’s newest mobile operating system.  Is it time for you to switch?  Listen and decide.

iOS7 Battery Saving Tips 

 

Bing.com Sports a New Look

bing logoBill Hankes, Communication Director for Bing.com shares some of the highlights of the remake of Microsoft’s search engine (Bing) and the surprising places you will find it (hint: It’s Siri’s brain!)

Bing Preview

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Cheapskate Deals:

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