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


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Podcast 1711: Pocket Democracy and Bridging the Digital Divide With MeshNet


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Podcast 1650: DirectTV NOW, Dan Lohrmann on Trump & Big Tech and MCWT: Top Women in Tech


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1636 Picking a New Apple…The Red Dwarf Gets His Due …Shane’s Games


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GO Karts and Carrot for Good Health

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Zach Wigal of Gamers Outreach

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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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Windows 10 Mystery Icon Arrives

 

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Hour 1

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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.

 

Click Here to Listen to WWDC Predictions

 


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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

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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

Terry White’s Photography Website

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Hour 2: Answering  Your Computer Questions

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Gary Baker, Cal Carson, Foster Braun

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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 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

Click Here to Listen to Hour 1 Spring Cleaning


 

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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 1431 Aug. 2, 2014: IT in the D; Exanding Podcasts & Hackathon KIng

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IT in the D: Networking Detroit “One Beer at a Time”

It’s outrageous, it’s informative and it’s hugely popular.  IT in the D is a weekly, two hour podcast developed from the ground up by a group of Detroit IT warriors who decided that the young and growing IT industry in and around Detroit needed a voice. And, boy, did we get one!   Jeff Mackey and Bob Waltenspiel, two of the stars of the show (along with David Phillips) will join us in studio to talk about the state of IT in the D (the program and the industry) and about podcasting as the wave of the future for reaching masses of people focused on a narrow subject vs. broadcasting which casts a broad net. Don’t miss the conversation!

The IT in the D Story

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Happy First Anniversary: MiTechNews & Internet Advisor Co-edited Newsletter

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Jason JohnsonJason Johnson, producer for F7 Studios and podcast channel join us …


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