Once a month Rick Broida, noted cheapskate columnist, joins us in studio to talk about some of the latest cost saving/shaving issues. This time around we have a rowdy panel of tech experts to challenge him.
Gary Baker, the original Internet Advisor, and co-founder of the show.
Ed Rudel, our right hand tech expert and uber-tinkerer.
Bill Carver, “The Guy” you call when you have trouble at Quicken Loans HQ.
Although many of them offer freebie versions, those are usually limited to a desktop client, with no syncing with the Web or mobile apps. And, trust me, syncing is something you really want. I can’t tell you how often I end up needing a password or other personal info when I’m out and about.
Typically you have to pay $20 to $40 per year for the privilege, but there’s an often-overlooked gem that will cost you nothing:Norton Identity Safe. Though once part of Norton’s paid security-suite offerings, this password manager is now a standalone product — and a free one at that.
Don’t miss this rousing discussion that is being repeated everywhere as the deadline for the launch of Windows 10 approaches in the summer of 2015. Rick Broida wants to replace his mother’s aging computer and Foster Braun needs to replace his wife Ginny’s aging, refurbished Core Duo PC to make the move to Windows 10. New desktop or laptop? Is cheapest best? Do you trust brand names? Will a “new” out-of-lease or refurbished device fill the bill? How do you buy for the future but keep within a budget? All questions that we will tackle with the Gadget Guy, Rick Broida.
Rick Broida is not only our official “Cheapskate” but he is also our monthly guide to all the goodies and gadgets he gets to review. Rick is a widely published commentator from HowTo.com to Time to CNet to Savings.com and a few other stops in between. You’re going to want to pay close attention and catch the tips, tricks and bargains that he has to point out at this gift giving time of year.
Our crew commented briefly on this significant decision against innovation for consumers of digital content. The Supreme Court overturned a lower court and ruled that Aereo violated the copyright privileges of TV broadcasters.
Lauren Baker, (aka Gary’s daughter and most frequent guest on the show in 16 years) recently graduated from U of M with a degree in sports management and her friend Tim VanRiper (childhood friend and fellow Wolverine) review a wealth of fitness devices. So what’s worth the try and why?