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Skype Endless Updates, iPhone vs Android, Drobo Server, Android ROM’s and Photo Imaging Software – HT047
Jim and Andrew and Christian are joined by Mike Howard from Jpeg2RAW for this week’s installment of the Home Tech Podcast.
The guys start off with some Skype chat, relating to the aggressive update cycle since Microsoft acquired Skype, and draw some comparisons to the Group Chat feature within Google Plus, as well as talking about the Facebook and Skype integration.
Jim tells us that his wife is buying a new iPhone 4S, and the merits of iPhone vs Android vs Blackberry devices, and discuss the recent Blackberry Outage, and if the advancements in iPhone and Android could be the writing on the wall for Blackberry.
Jim talks about his new server wish list – a small form-factor PC to connect to a Drobo – check out the discussion over in our Facebook group.
Christians’ Deal-of-the-Week is the AMD AM3+ 8 core CPU from NewEgg, being the first 8-core CPU to the consumer market; ranging from 3.1 GHz through to 3.6 GHz, a very cost effective processor, with fantastic bang for buck!
The New Kindle, Amazon Prime, Ford Mustang Customizer, HD HomeRun PRIME, Home Storage, and ISP Modems – HT045
After a timely reminder that the podcast feed will be changed next week, the guys kick off the show.
Jim starts off, talking about the new Kindle range of eBook readers, announced by Amazon this week, with the new range starting at $79 for the Kindle 6” model, all the way up to $199 for the new Kindle Fire, which is 7” has a color display, and runs Android, with the Amazon Silk Browser. The 6” model is available now, with the larger and color units becoming available in November this year. While talking about Amazon products, the guys discuss Amazon Prime, as well as Netflix and Redbox, and cutting the cable.
Andrew talks about the Ford Mustang Customizer on the Ford website, which lets you build a completely customized Ford Mustang, complete with custom background, and burnouts! No Knight Rider lights are available though…
Facebook Forums, A New RSS Feed, Netflix makes Changes, Spotify launches in the USA, Speed Tips and Cammster – HT036
After exploring the concept of a show, “Random with Rich” discussing random Tweets and stream items from Google+, the guys kick it off, discussing some of the issues Rich has had with his router and streaming media from his Windows 2011 Home Server, and the good and bad of Universal Plug and Play (UPnP).
After discussing the possibility of setting up some Average Guy Forums, a Facebook group for The Average Guy Podcast Network has been set up, which will allow followers of the show to interact with the hosts, and allow us to notify folks of up and coming events such as Live Recordings, Podcasts being published, and new posts to The Average Guy website.
Jim discusses the new RSS Feed for the Home Tech Podcast. For those of you who use iTunes, you can click to subscribe to the new feed. For other Podcast downloading applications, please click on the RSS Feed and pick your Pod Catcher of choice!
Brian is back this week and he joins Jim and Christian for the latest edition of the The Home Tech Podcast. We talk Facebook messaging, the new Netflix subscription model, how to configure Windows 7 Update and very small PCs. Brain breaks out his new iPad for a quick review to top it off. All that and much more with week!
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