Archives for The Mac Minute

Podcast: February 4, 2012

Special guest: Leo Laporte, ruler of  Leoville (an alternative universe of podcasts, blogs and video ) joins us for a special exclusive anniversary issue.

Charlie Hopper, founder and CEO of keeps the UP connected to high speed Internet.  Here he reviews the past and looks ahead to the future of Internet for Yoopers!

Agile and Beyond Conference: Gary Baker interviews Jay Aho, VP, Pillar Technology about Agile, a Michigan-made, cutting-edge software development tool.

A Shocking Story: Darin and Jodi Shock share a cautionary tale of how “in-app” purchases on an iPad in their child’s hands nearly cost them a fortune.

Emily Hay, our Social Media expert, reports on the Super Bowl Social Media Command Center in Indianapolis.

Cal Carson reflects on his years with the Internet Advisor team and, along with Mac Minute host Erik Anderson, comments on how Apple has changed and where it is heading.

Leo Laporte

Exclusive Extended Web Interview: Leo Laporte
Full Show Podcast: February 6, 2012

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Podcast: January 14, 2012

Hour 2:

The Team share emails and call listeners to answer their computer and Internet questions.

Note that during Network shows you can email your question to us by clicking the Contact Us button on the homepage and sending us an email.  Be sure to include your phone number and you could  be one of the listeners we consult with over the phone during the Network show.

Podcast: January 14, 2012 – Hour 1
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Podcast: July 16, 2011

Ed Rudel, Cal Carson, Foster Braun and Erik Anderson

Show Notes:

Noted Internet Columnist Mike Elgan returns to describe his Strict Google+ Diet.  Mike has abandoned all other forms of social networking…even Skype…in favor of strictly using the tools involved in Google+ He even gave some of our guys special invites to Google+ so that we have had a chance to play with it.  Will this be the new “Facebook Killer” in the same way that Facebook dispatched My Space?  Learn about all the bells and whistles that Google+ offers for free and decide for yourself.

Cal Carson will share some of the highlights of the upcoming Mac Group Meeting.  Ed Rudel will reveal his plans for a “Survival Thumb Drive” with the essential applications for defeating your computer’s foes.

Remember the second hour of our program is all yours.  Call us with your computer problems at 1-800-859-0957!

Podcast: July 16, 2011 – Hour 1
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Podcast: July 9, 2011

Show Notes:

  • Microsoft Remote Workers Study: Jason Rook, Microsoft Heartland Area Partner Manager.  Study found that Detroit information workers aren’t using telecommunications as much as they might.  What are the consequences for Detroit?  How can new MS  Office 365 help bridge the gap?
  • MCWT scholarship winners: Tamara Grzebyk, University Graduate Scholarship from Plymouth, Michigan and Beth Hadley, High School Scholarship from Novi. These outstanding young women won scholarships from the Michigan Council of Women in Technology.  Charlotte Decker, MCWT VP of Program Development & Scholarships and VP and C TO of Auto Club Group will discuss the MCWT’s efforts to encourage more young women to make Information Technology and Computing their life goal.

Don’t forget that the entire second hour of our program is dedicated to taking your computer questions and finding solutions.  Call us toll free at 800-859-0957.

Podcast: July 9, 2011 HR 1 Open

Podcast: July 9, 2011 HR1 Detroit Remote Workers

Podcast: July 9, 2011 HR1 MCWT Scholarship Winners

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Podcast: May 28, 2011

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Podcast: April 23, 2011

Gary Baker, Ed Rudel, Cal Carson, Foster Braun, Erik Anderson

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Links From The Show
Livio Radio

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Podcast: April 16, 2011

Show Notes:

  • Meet Todd Girdis of Intelli Home Systems Todd’s company has excellent systems to provide peace of mind for caregivers and security for seniors that give them the opportunity to live independently and safely.  Excellent services for aging parents or other for whom  you have the responsibility of care.
  • Thinking of starting your own website?  Vince Chmielewski of VC Web Design is the man we called on and has a bag full of tips on making your site excellent.  The ABC’s of site building.

Podcast: Todd Girdis
Podcast: April 16, 2011 – Hour 1
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Podcast: January 29, 2011

Ed Rudel, Cal Carson, Foster Braun and Erik Anderson
Ed Rudel, Cal Carson, Foster Braun and Erik Anderson

You read that correctly, we are on for a full THREE hours this Saturday, Jan. 29.

Our first hour features reporting directly from MacWorld Expo in San Franciso with Laura Phillips, Media Director for Handeholder, the Michigan-made iPad/tablet holder that is so successful.  Mac Expert Cal Carson and Erik Anderson, host of The Mac Minute , rounds out the hour talking about up-coming Apple products and the impact that Apple is having on the PC’s that most of you use.

Best News: TWO HOURS of computer troubleshooting with Ed Rudel and Cal Carson to help you find answers to your digital dilemmas.

Podcast: January 29, 2011 – Hour 1
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Podcast: January 29, 2011 – Hour 3

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Podcast August 21, 2010

Passwords are everywhere and every site seems to want a new one.  How do  you create secure or strong passwords and where do you save them? Gary Baker, Foster Braun and our original Tech Expert, Tom Diroff provide some practical tips during the first hour and the staff surprised Foster with a birthday cake.  The second hour is dedicated to answering listeners’ questions.

Podcast Hour 1 August 21, 2010

Podcast Hour 2 August 21, 2010

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