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  • December 20, 2017

    My Top 5 Podcasts of 2017

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  • January 23, 2017

    My Top Podcasts of 2016

    So now that the holidays are over we have all gotten back into our regular routine again. The kids are back to school and you are commuting to work. One of the things that helps me through all my travels, business or pleasure is podcasts. There about 250,000 podcasts on iTunes that are listened to on daily basis here are my top five. First Ring Daily First Ring Daily would probably be my pick for the number one podcast I listen to on iTunes. Paul Thurrott and Brad Sams do a great job reporting the tech news of the week. First Ring Daily is released every Friday for free on iTunes. They offer a daily podcast with a yearly or monthly subscription to their site Thurrott.com if you are looking for the best tech news reporting this is the show for you. The Best of Compound Media Anthony Cumia from the Opie and Anthony show started his own podcast network after being fired from SiriusXM. Every Friday he releases the best of the week which is the best clips from the week on the network free on iTunes. If you would like more content you can subscribe monthly or yearly and get 4 to 8 hours of content a day from all different shows on the network which is available through their app or premium feeds. Ace On The House Adam Carolla, the man with the most listen to daily podcast on iTunes does an awesome home improvement podcast every week with his buddy Ray. They answer your calls, emails and video questions on home repair. The show offers great content where you learn a lot about home repair every week. The most recent 8 episodes are free on iTunes if you want access to show archives you will need a...
  • December 22, 2016

    Apple iPod Started The Podcast Business

    I am a big podcast listener some people binge on YouTube and Netflix videos I binge listen to podcasts. There is a huge call for on-demand audio like podcasts in the dying age of radio. Before DVR boxes and on-demand video like streaming, there was an on-demand audio called podcasts. When Apple introduced podcasts in 2004, the iPod changed the music industry a small device that could fit in your pocket and iTunes store allowed you to download any song you wanted at any time starting the instant gratification of music. No need to go to your local store and buy CDS when you can just download a small MP3 file and place it onto a small device that holds thousands of songs and fits in your pocket. Since there was no cellular data yet to get a music or podcasts to your iPod you had to be plugged into a computer, open iTunes then music and podcasts had to sync over to the device via a cable. It was the start of a revolution in the on-demand radio industry that we call podcasts. The word podcast is a combination of the word iPod and broadcast a term developed by a journalist. Originally the word was audio blogging which lacked the cool hip feel that the broadcaster and Apple were going for so the name was changed to Podcast. Companies like TWIT one of the first podcasts available on iTunes calls them netcasts to get away from the assumption you need an Apple device to listen to the broadcast. Podcasts are basically MP3 files that can be played by any music device, not just an iPod or iPhone. At the time the iPod was really the only mobile music player available and now there are many. When the iPhone was released...
  • The Technology Geek Podcast 52 Interview With The Band Reapers Today in this podcast we are joined by Randy and Onslaught from the band reapers on the Podcast.  They talk about starting there band using myspace and social media. They talk about the equipment they use to record and making money on band camp. They discuss there new songs and the writing process involved. They talk about there song there The Glory and that being there break out hit. I talk with Onslaught about guitars and guitar equipment. We bring up stories about starting out in music as a kid and what bands drew them into the business. We talk about how technology has changed the music business and using live shows to promote new music. We then spin some of there most recent tracks. You can catch there music on http://reapers.bandcamp.com Sponsors For Todays Show.. ManGrate Members Club
  • The Technology Geek – Episode 43 Robert from http://readymaderesources.com joined us today on the podcast he spoke about homesteading for 18 years. We spoke about planting and gardening. Using different types of gardening and dealing with predators. We discussed Ham Radio and backup communications. We discussed solar energy in depth and using wind power. We also took a few questions from our live tweeting audience. Robert gave a special offer to our listeners.
  • December 20, 2014

    TTG 41 – Situational Awareness

    The Technology Geek – Episode 41 Today in this podcast we discuss ARES/RACES and situational awareness. Being prepared for situations even if they are not life threatening. Understanding and knowing your surroundings and tips for situational awareness. We give you tips on situational awareness, discuss situational awareness conditions and colors. We talk about the technology news of the week and answer your questions. Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss… New Membership Option Coming To The Technology Geek 2 new podcast networks Situational Awareness Sony Hack New Language Features in Visual Basic 14 Amazon Instant Video now streams in 4K Yahoo launches its own mobile developer conference CBS returns to Dish after 12-hour blackout Mozilla makes Firefox for iOS a priority again The Pirate Bay Raided By Police, Site Down Spotify now lets you find out the top tracks amongst your friends Instagram tops 300 million active users, likely bigger than Twitter Join Me Today As I Answer Your Questions… What do you think CM Punk in UFC? Did you get your Apple ringtones back? Which is better Chromecast or Apple TV? I watch your twitter are a yoga instructor? Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call (570) 630-0744. The best way to improve your chances of being on the air is ask your question or make your point up front, then provide details. Sponsors For Todays Show.. AlertsUSA Mangrate (Coupon code): TECHGEEK
  • The Technology Geek – Episode 40 Today in this podcast we discuss Elenco Variable Voltage Power Supply Kits. The Elenco Variable Voltage Power Supply Kit is a decent practical starter kit and is overall good quality. This is more than just a “Insert Part A in location B1” type kit as it actually teaches what each part of the circuit does educating you on electronic components.  We talk about the technology news of the week and answer your questions. Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss… Star Wars Trailer Google Fiber comes to Austin, Texas Firefox 34 Arrives With Video Chat, Yahoo Search As Default FBI Seizes Los Angeles Schools’ iPad Documents Chromebooks Overtake iPads In US Education Market CoreOS Announces Competitor To Docker Microsoft’s Age-Old Image Library ‘Clip Art’ Is No More Bing and Yahoo address European customers requests for removal of search results Netflix CEO say broadcast TV will be dead by 2030 New “super WiFi” would have a far wider range than existing WiFi networks Join Me Today As I Answer Your Questions… What is a good tablet for a senior? What speaker would be best for home theater and music? Should I buy an extended warranty with a plasma TV? When will Netflix replace Silverlight with HTML5? Why does Keychain Access keep popping up on my Mac? Is Blackberry email encrypted? How can I add a Roku with no available HDMI port? Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call (570) 630-0744. The best way to improve your chances of being on the air is ask your question or make your point up front, then provide details. Sponsors For Todays Show.. Audible ProXPN (Coupon code): TECGEK Mangrate (Coupon code): TECHGEEK
  • November 27, 2014

    TTG 39 – SOL Republic HeadPhones

    The Technology Geek – Episode 39 Today in this podcast we discuss SOL Republic HeadPhones. SOL Republic, is hoping to change that with a line of headphones that deliver very good sound and durability for a more affordable price. The company is positioning itself as high-quality and fashionable like Beats, but with affordable models in its lineup. We talk about the technology news of the week and answer your questions. Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss… Google to launch Time Square’s largest interactive billboard ever Netflix scoops up Tina Fey’s ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Livestream iOS App Now Broadcasts Your GoPro Shenanigans WeMail makes email more like instant messaging Now e-cigarettes can give you malware Virgin Galactic looks to resume tests in 2015 Bidding In Government Auction of Airwaves Reaches $34 Billion BlackBerry will pay you to dump your iPhone for a Passport You can now edit Microsoft Office documents from within Dropbox Google Chrome Will Block All NPAPI Plugins By Default In January Join Me Today As I Answer Your Questions… How do I adjust playback settings in netflix to reduce data usage? What alternatives do I have to 4G internet in rural areas? What VPN router should I buy? Should I buy a security cam system with or without dvr? Should I run IP V6 on my web server? Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call (570) 630-0744. The best way to improve your chances of being on the air is ask your question or make your point up front, then provide details. Sponsors For Todays Show.. Audible ProXPN (Coupon code): TECGEK Mangrate (Coupon code): TECHGEEK
  • November 21, 2014

    TTG 38 – Bob Heil

    The Technology Geek – Episode 38 Today in this podcast we discuss our conversation with the great Bob Heil as he talks audio quality in music and ham radio. Bob mentions the way we hear out of our ears and microphone quality and development. Bob gives us his backgroud from The Eagles to the Grateful Dead. We talk about the technology news of the week and answer your questions. Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss… Amazon Fire tablet owners get a deal on Bezos’ Washington Post Tony Hawk Rides a Real Hoverboard, Lives to Skate Another Day Walmart will match Amazon’s prices in all stores Xbox One Finally Gets HBO Go 81% of Tor Users Can Be De-anonymized By Analysing Router Information FreeBSD 10.1 Released Microsoft Releases Out-of-Band Security Patch For Windows Amazon to launch travel service in January Yahoo Set to Become Default Search on Firefox Browser Join Me Today As I Answer Your Questions… Do I need to buy Photoshop anymore? How do I encrypt my Carbonite data? How can I stream concerts online to my TV? What’s the best password vault? What are the alternatives to iTunes? What kind DVR should I buy? Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call (570) 630-0744. The best way to improve your chances of being on the air is ask your question or make your point up front, then provide details. Sponsors For Todays Show.. Audible ProXPN (Coupon code): TECGEK Mangrate (Coupon code): TECHGEEK
  • September 23, 2014

    TTG 37 – Microsoft buys Minecraft

    The Technology Geek – Episode 37 Today in this podcast we discuss Larry Ellison leaving Oracle. We talk about iOS 8 and the new iPhone 6.Microsoft buys Minecraft. FCC turns down petition to create a 4 meter band in the US and ARRL Simulated Emergency Test set for October 4-5 weekend. We talk about the technology news of the week and answer your questions. Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss… Larry Ellson Steps Down CEO Of Oracle Apple Shutting Down Beats iOS 8 New iPhone 6 Microsoft buys Minecraft FCC Turns Down Petition to Create a 4 Meter Band in the US ARRL Simulated Emergency Test Set for October 4-5 Weekend Microsoft Courts iOS 8 Users With OneDrive Free Space Promotion Google+ accounts no longer needed for new Gmail users SwiftKey Vs. Swype Adobe Acquires Photo-Editing Platform Aviary Skype Gets An iOS 8-Friendly Update With Interactive Notifications Avira Vulnerability Puts Users’ Online Backup Data At Risk Adobe Releases Critical Security Updates for Acrobat and Reader Malicious Kindle Ebook Let Hackers Take Over Your Amazon Account Join Me Today As I Answer Your Questions… What series do you watch on Netflix? How can I Keep Your Data Secure in the Cloud? Are iOS 8 alternative keyboards secure? What streaming box should I buy? How can I restore my backup quickly from Carbonite? How can I bookmark my audiobooks in iTunes? What website host should I use? Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call (570) 630-0744. The best way to improve your chances of being on the air is ask your question or make your point up front, then provide details. Sponsors For Todays Show.. Audible ProXPN (Coupon code): TECGEK Mangrate (Coupon code): TECHGEEK