Archives for Gary Baker

Podcast 1818 5-4-18 The Gary, Ed and Cal Show and Caston Thomas


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Podcast 1808 2/24/18:Rick Broida, The Cheapskate, 20th Anniversary Month


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


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1600 Tech Predictions 2016


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Special: Listener Question and Answer Marathon


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Emmys, IoT & aimWest

 

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Show Notes

Hour 1

Visual Compass Director Hits the Red Carpet

Eddie Fritz grabbed the gold at the Michigan Emmy’s with his Motion Graphic Presentation: Visual Compass Field Guide: Navigating the Digital Landscape.  Congratulations Eddie and the whole crew at Visual Compass. Watch the award winning presentation right here.

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AT&T and the Internet of Things (IoT)

Mobeen_Khan_AVP_Bio_with_Photo_Mar2015__Compatibility_Mode_Mobeen Khan, Executive Director of Product Marketing Management for AT&T shares the increasing complexity of a world where more and more of our lives and work are connected digitally. AT&T is on the cutting edge of this booming sector which seems certain to reach trillions of dollars in the near future.

 

 

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aimWest Young Techie

Doug KellyDoug Kelly, President of aimWest shares the vision for promoting technology in the western side of Michigan.  More and more technology companies, test labs, entrepreneurs and research centers are following the arc from Detroit to Grand Rapids. aimWest “works to create a common language between the technology and business disciplines. As a non-profit, they host monthly educational and networking events in West Michigan to facilitate education and …


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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.

 

 

Click Here to Listen to Hour 1 Gamer Conversation


 

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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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BLE iBeacon Used by Stores to Alert Customers’ Phones

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Hour 2

Answering


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Windows 10 Mystery Icon Arrives

 

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Show Notes

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Windows 10 Official Launch Date Arrives Along with Mystery Icon

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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!

Click Here to Listen to Windows 10 Download



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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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Connect Michigan

 

Crawford County Recognized for Broadband Connection

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Smart Parks and Social Media

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Show Notes:

Hour 1

Media Tips for Small Businesses

Hay There Social Media

Emily Hay

Emily Hay, the founder of Hay There Social Media and our social medial expert, talks about ways of making your business stand out from the crowd.

 

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Lisa AlbertsVP Creative Strategy, is helping a Traverse City winery become the toast of the Internet.

 

 

Click Here to Listen to Emily Hay and Social Media Guests


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Grand Circus: Training the Next Generation of IT Pros

VFA HeadshotDerek Turner, CEO of Grand Circus presents the cutting edge training being done by this Detroit startup to develop the next generation of IT Pro’s for the new economy. The company is  coming up on 2 yrs since launch and in that time they have taught more than 600 people some form of tech skill. Their main focus now is intensive 8-Week boot camps and they just graduated their 100th student.

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Royal Oak’s Park Gets Smart

Jim EllisonMayor Jim Ellison shares the vision for transforming a small corner of downtown real estate into a futuristic hub for Internet connectivity, smart car charging stations and entertainment in the heart of one of America’s …


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Podcast 1519: The Gadget Guy Answers the Big Question & Listener Q & A

 

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The big Question

Show Notes

Hour 1

Rick Broida the Gadget Guy and legendary Cheapskate answers:

The Big Question: What should I buy to replace my aging PC before Windows 10 arrives?  PC or Laptop?

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.

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Tips for specific computer user groups

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Free Utilities to Make your Computing Easier


Norton Identity Safe  (Important Note: A user just advised us that Norton also installs Norton Safe Search (a toolbar addon which


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