Archives for Mike Brennan

Halloween Special: Cyberwar and Poisoned Downloads


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Office 2016 and Colorblind Pal


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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.

 

 

Click Here to Listen to Mobeen Khan IoT


 

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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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Smart Parks and Social Media

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Show Notes:

Hour 1

Media Tips for Small Businesses

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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.

Click Here to Listen to Derek Turner Grand Circus


 

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

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Show Notes:

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.

 

Click Here to Listen to Terry White Discuss Lightroom and CC

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Hour 2: Answering  Your Computer Questions

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Your Trusted Computer Repair Shops 

 

 

These local computer shops have been recommended by you the listeners for good, honest service and reasonable costs.  Let us know your favorite local computer shop so we can share it with your neighbors and friends.


 

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Hey there affiliates….we want to hear from you too.  If you listen to us in Lansing, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Muskegon


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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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Your Trusted Computer Repair Shops 

 

 

These local computer shops have been recommended by you the listeners for good, honest service and reasonable costs.  Let us know your favorite local computer shop so we can share it with your neighbors and friends.


 

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Podcast 1514: Welcome to the New Internet Advisor

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Show Notes:

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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Show 1509 WJR 760 AM Sat. Feb. 28, 4-6 PM: Detroit's Digital Divas & Title 2 Rules!

 

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Show Notes:

Detroit’s Digital Divas Are Here!

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Nicole JohnsonNicole Johnson has been a Systems Engineer and has worked across business units within Cisco for over 8 years. Her experience ranges from Security Consulting to Technical Marketing for Learning and Development.

Kathleen Norton-Schock

Kathleen Norton-Schock is an experienced executive with excellent skills in worldwide marketing management, new business development, product/service launch and promotion, in the high technology (IT) industry.

amanda-lewanAmanda Lewan is co-founder of Bamboo Detroit, a workspace for startups and entrepreneurs at Brush and Gratiot in downtown Detroit.  She is a tireless promoter of entrepreneurs and new businesses in Detroit.

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FCC Ruling….Net Neutrality or Net Zero?

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Tim Karr, Senior Director of Strategy for FreePress looks at this week’s decision by the FCC to place Internet Communication under the jurisdiction of Title 2 of the Telecommunications Act.  Is this a victory or just another chess move in an unending shell game with the communication giants?

 

 

This is an excerpt from one of the simplest and best explanations of the decision we have read:

“Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to regulate broadband companies (including wireless companies) in much the same


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Podcast 1505 Jan.31, 2015: Happy 17th Anniversary, Heminwrite & Pasty.net

 

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Show Notes

Hour 1

Hemingwrite

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Hemingwrite: Throwback or Great Leap Forward

patrick_paul_smPatrick Paul is part of the local team of developers who came up with this ingenious device. Hemingwrite a distraction free writing tool that is part throwback to the portable typewriters that many of us remember fondly (or not) from late night paper writing sessions in college.  It is also a wonderful digital device that is deliberately NOT connected to the Internet.  Find out why!

 

rick broidaRick Broida, our favorite writer, columnist, commentator, cheapskate (and zombie wrangler) joins us for our discussion about Hemingwrite.  Is it a great leap forward for someone who is constantly on deadline for his articles?  Listen and see.

 

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Charlie HopperCharlie Hopper, founder and CEO of Pasty.net and Pasty.com in the great frozen north of Michigan’s Upper Penninsula joins us for a double celebration.  His website went live just about the same time as the Internet Advisors hit the Internet.  Pasty.net is applying hi tech solutions to providing broadband access to customers in the heart of our rugged Upper Penninsula where there are often more racoons than customers.  PS  He also …


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