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iPhone Marketshare Shrinking

Lawrence Whitney, CNet News

Apple’s smartphone sales have risen following the release of the iPhone 5S and 5C. But its rivals have chipped away at the company’s longer-term market share, according to market researcher Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

Looking at the global smartphone market for the three months ending November 2013, Kantar found that Apple’s share had dropped in almost all regions compared with the same period in 2012. During that stretch, the iPhone’s market share fell by 9.9 percent in the US, by 6.5 percent in the European Union Five, and by 1.5 percent in China.

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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 Sports a New Look

bing logoBill Hankes, Communication Director for 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

rick_broidaRick Broida, our Gadget Guy and the Cheapskate has some remarkable deals to tell you about including a 16″ USB drive monitor.  Don’t miss these deals.


Cheapskate Deals:

MiTechNews Report

Mike BrennanWeekly …

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Podcast 3/23/13: Frankenphone and Hotmail Mess


Show Notes:


Apple commentator Andy Inhatko created a storm among Apple fanboys when he wrote: Why I am switching from iPhone to Android.  Heresy!  Cool people just never do this! (Read heavy irony).  But seriously, how do you chose the best platform for you.  Our panel will discuss the pro’s and con’s of each system to help you decide.

  • Foster Braun has used Windows Phone 7, Nokia 900 exclusively for the last 8 months. Still has an iPhone
  • Ed Rudel is pure pragmatist.  He’ll use whatever the company (GM) gives him which currently is Android.
  • Cal Carson is our representative of the enlightened Apple super user. iPhone for him, what else?

Hotmail…Hot Mess

Microsoft has been migrating users from their legacy Hotmail system to Outlook’s new look.  Long time users are outraged. What can you do about this and is the change all bad?

Mike BrennanWeekly feature with Mike Brennan, editor and publisher of, highlighting technology headlines from Michigan and around the world that impact of our state’s growing high tech sector.


Hour 2: Answering Listener Questions.

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

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Podcast Sept. 22, 2012: Educational Tools for Teens and Tots

Webee Console

Show Notes:

Building a Good Reputation from the Start: Dr. Azarias Reda wants to help teens to build good reputations online right from their very first post. At its core, Meritful builds a professional presence for high school students, much like LinkedIn does for adults. It is a place to document and share activities, projects and accomplishments—while getting feedback from a network of peers and mentors.

Playing to Learn: WEBEE was created by Danny and Rachel Van Buren, a husband/wife team, in order to provide their young children with a fun tool to assist in their developmental progress early in life, ahead of their peers. The program is open for investors on Kickstarter.

Online Resources mentioned during the show:

Internet Advisor Takeaway: Microsoft Security Patch


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iPhone Apps to Help You With Your Fuel Economy

Here is a review by noted car site of four iPhone applications to help keep track of your fuel economy in the face of soaring costs.

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IA Tech Roundtable #10 1/3/11

2011 Predictions

Gary Baker, Ed Rudel, Cal Carson, Foster Braun

Click here to listen or download IA Tech Roundtable 10 (30 min.)

Top ten gadget predictions for 2011

What won’t happen in 2011

IPTV become mainstream

Expect Malware and Spyware to target Tablet devices

11 predictions for 2011 Chris Obrian of the Mercury News

Big Tech Predictions for 2011 (PC Mag)

Twitter Predicts

Slash Gear Top Predictions for 2011


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Skype Adds Video Chat to iPhones!

Holy Bandwidth, Batman, if you thought network congestion was bad on AT&T before, “you ain’t seen nothin’ yet”!  With just one day left before the new year, Skype releases an upgrade that allows its iPhone/iPad app to do video calls.  You will NOT need Apple’s FaceTime function to make this work; any old 3G network will do.  So if you have a device with a front facing camera and the new Skype app, you are good to go anywhere you can get a network connection, like to your buddy at home on his computer.

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IA Tech Roundtable #8 Dec. 20. 2010

Click here to play or download: IA Tech Roundtable 8 Final

Show Notes:

Google Chrome OS and CR 84 Device

Sign up for a free CR 84 Test Device

Mark Zuckerberg Time Man/Person of the Year

iPhone and iPad rumors

Microsoft Gives Away 10 Free Products for IT and Home Users

iPhone Color Blind App.

Google set to map a new frontier: The human body

Download the new Chrome HTML 5 (beta) browser and explore the human body.

Nasty new virus: ThinkPoint

Moving theatre seats in Michigan

Once again Happy Holidays and a Blessed New Year.

Gary Baker, Ed Rudel, Cal Carson, Erik Anderson, Scott Anderson, Kurt Hines and Foster Braun

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New iPhone App Tells You Where Your Product Is…in the Store!

No this isn’t just about finding the right store in the city where they sell what you want.  This is about arriving at select stores and having an iPhone app that will tell you the precise shelf in the store where the product is located.  This is be a boon for late shopping husbands and boyfriends who HAVE to get a certain gift.  Full Story

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Podcast: November 13, 2010

The gang was back with a special extended show which included:


Terry Cross, Founder of Windward Associates and Chairman of the Michigan Emerging Executive Board shares about Michigan Emerging, a conference designed to promote and connect innovators and entrepreneurs and the support system that exists only in Michigan.   Michigan Emerging has been chosen as one of ten featured events in the nation for Global Entrepreneurship Week. During the week of November 15-21, over 30,000 events will take place across the nation to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit — and Michigan Emerging is the only featured event in Michigan.

Steve Sadler, a frequent guest, will be sharing about his new book Exposure to Closure .  Steve began Scate to help e-learning and then found that there was a huge field called “social media”  and that his tools would work so well there.

Erik “Mac Man” Anderson (couldn’t keep calling him “Mac Boy” forever!) will report on Apple’s huge patch release and other items this week and he will share about using his iPhone’s camera to make transactions with Chase Bank.

Two full hours of taking your calls and getting answers for your computer problems.  

Podcast: Michigan Emerging

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