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Podcast 1333 Hour 2 Aug. 24, 2013 :Tech Answers For Listeners

Gary, Ed, Cal, Foster

Hour 2:  Answering Listener Questions. 

Show Notes:  (Hour 1 Available in Podcasts)

Segment 1: John Barrie, APTECH  (Appropriate Technology Collaborative)

Segment 2: Dave from Romeo Problems getting a router to work after some changes.

Segment 3: Contest winner   Ruth in Belleville has never had a computer and wants to know what to buy.  Decision making for the non-geek.

Segment 4: Paul from Ann Arbor amateur photographer asks about SDIO WiFi Card and Ed shares about helping  his son set up a router at college.

Email your questions to us by going to the Contact Us button on our home page.  It’s as easy as that.


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 June 2, 2012: Trio of Tech Titans

Show Notes:

Trio of Tech Titans: All of our tech experts work on a daily basis helping people solve problems with their computers and use them to greater advantage in their lives.  It’s no hobby for them; solving computer problems is their passion.

Cal Carson: Program anchor and executive tech for HP Detroit.  Cal is also our resident Apple expert or Sith Lord of the Dark Side, as we like to call him, member of MacGroup Detroit and fluent in both Mac and PC.


Ed Rudel: Executive tech for HP Detroit and veteran cohost on the Internet Advisor since 2002. Ed created the ToolKit, an all-in-one resource of tested and free options for dealing with computer problems.


Shane Hamelin: Tech troubleshooter for CompuQuest USA, a Metro Detroit computer service company for businesses and individual.  Besides his technical skills with PC’s and networks, Shane is a game wizard.


If you are listening over the Michigan Radio Network or to our Podcasts (subscribe through iTunes) send us an email or drop your question in the Forums.

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Podcast, April 28, 2012: Seeing through Braille Note

Show Notes:

For years radio has been the window on the world for the blind and visually impaired and WJR has been a special friend to many of them.  The first hour of our show this week is dedicated to those listeners.  We hope you will listen in and learn about the amazing things that visually challenged people are doing online thanks to technology.

For Ted Lennox blindness is no more a disability than having grey hair ; it’s just part of his life circumstances. During his career as a high school teacher, Ted taught hundreds of young people how to turn visual challenges into triumphs.  He has also been on of our most frequent visitors on the Internet Advisor during the last 15 years.
In this show Ted introduces us to BrailleNote Apex BT 18 Braille Notetaker, a remarkable device that allows the blind to surf the web as well as any sighted person.  Joining Ted for the program are:

  • Jerry Weichbrodt, GM test track engineer
  • Keithetta Hicks: 16 in 10th grade at Osborn High, Detroit
  • Jeff Humphrey: 18 in 11th grade at Fitzgerald High in Warren.

John Whitacre explains training opportunities for the visually impaired through i-Challenged

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Podcast: March 3, 2012


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Podcast: February 4, 2012

Special guest: Leo Laporte, ruler of  Leoville (an alternative universe of podcasts, blogs and video ) joins us for a special exclusive anniversary issue.

Charlie Hopper, founder and CEO of keeps the UP connected to high speed Internet.  Here he reviews the past and looks ahead to the future of Internet for Yoopers!

Agile and Beyond Conference: Gary Baker interviews Jay Aho, VP, Pillar Technology about Agile, a Michigan-made, cutting-edge software development tool.

A Shocking Story: Darin and Jodi Shock share a cautionary tale of how “in-app” purchases on an iPad in their child’s hands nearly cost them a fortune.

Emily Hay, our Social Media expert, reports on the Super Bowl Social Media Command Center in Indianapolis.

Cal Carson reflects on his years with the Internet Advisor team and, along with Mac Minute host Erik Anderson, comments on how Apple has changed and where it is heading.

Leo Laporte

Exclusive Extended Web Interview: Leo Laporte
Full Show Podcast: February 6, 2012

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Podcast: January 7, 2012

Show Notes

This is our super-sized 2012 predictions show (along with a little accountability for 2011!) Each of our hosts comment on key areas of the Internet and computing for 2012.

Podcast: January 7, 2012 – Hour 1
Podcast: January 7, 2012 – Hour 2
Podcast: January 7, 2012 – Hour 3

IA 2011 Predictions Show: 30 min.


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Podcast: September 10, 2011

Ed Rudel, Cal Carson, Foster Braun, Erik Anderson, Shane Hamelin

Show Notes:

Podcast: September 10, 2011 – Hour 1
Podcast: September 10, 2011 – Hour 2

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Podcast: September 3, 2011

Gary Baker, Ed Rudel, Cal Carson, Foster Braun, Erik Anderson

Show Notes:

  • Kyle deBeausset: Founder of the pro-migrant blog, Citizen Orange and a campaigner for, a grassroots, Latino political action group.
  • Joshua Waldman, author of Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies.  Helping job seekers understand the power of social media to help land their next job.
  • Tina Watson: How Baker’s Dozen Helps IT pros find work through  (BTW the Baker is our own Gary Baker!)

Don’t forget that the second hour of the program is dedicated to answering your computer questions at 1-800-859-0957

***This week we are going to be including a couple of the email questions that we have received through our Contact Us tab on the home page.  Listen in and learn how your email can turn into a phone call from the Internet Advisor crew on one of our upcoming programs.  See the posting A New Way to Get Your Questions Answered on the Internet Advisor under the Advice column on our homepage.***

Podcast: September 3, 2011 – Hour 1
Podcast: September 3, 2011 – Hour 2

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Podcast: August 20, 2011

Gary Baker, Ed Rudel, Cal Carson, Foster Braun, Erik Anderson

Show Notes:

Brad Zutaut:. Co-founder of integrates with Facebook and Twitter.  They have collaborated with WagIt

Finding Hidden Highways: Becky Repp, co-editor of American Road Magazine is the Internet’s leading online destination to help students rent, buy, trade in or trade up their academic textbooksMatt Taylor and Sean Johnson will explain how they have improved their service to your budding genius.

The second hour of our show is dedicated to answering your questions at 1 800-859-0957.

***Don’t miss a special announcement about a new way to get your questions answered on the air during our show!***

Podcast: August 20, 2011 – Hour 1
Podcast: August 20, 2011 – Hour 2

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MacGroup Detroit Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The premiere Apple/Macintosh support group in Michigan and one of the largest in the country will celebrate a quarter century of tinkering with all things Apple.  The meeting is held at The Birmingham Temple, Sunday, 3:00 PM, August 21, 2011.  Click here for directions.

There will be a special guest speaker and loads of prizes for members to win.  Don’t miss the fun if you’re a Mac Head!  For full details visit the MacGroup Homepage.

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