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#31 The Home Tech Podcast: Firefox and SkyDrive Updates, Cloud Security, Personal DNA Genotyping and Ancestral research with Ancestry.com
The guys get rolling talking about Brian Burgess’ Information Week article: Firefox 5.0: 5 Reasons to Upgrade, following on from the upgrade from the Mozilla Organization of their flagship browser, Firefox. The guys discuss their browser of choice, with Jim, Chris and Andrew mostly being Chrome users, with John being an Internet Explorer 9 user. Chris tells us about one of the features he likes in Internet Explorer 9 , which enables you to pin Website Shortcuts to the Taskbar in Windows 7 so that they appear as an application would.
John tells us about his latest acquisition, being a 13” MacBook Pro for his son, and the decision process to decide between the MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air, and the guys talk about the discounts available to students on both hardware and software, as well as some of the bundled hardware deals available at the moment. Apple are running a “Buy a Mac for University” campaign in Canada and the U.S. at the moment, that offer $100 rebate on a printer, as well as $100 in the Mac App Store.
#26 The Home Tech Podcast: Document Scanning at Home, Facebook, WiseStamp Email Signatures, and iDevice Facial Recognition
The guys kick off talking about Document Management for the Average Guy. For those of you who still mange your records via a filing cabinet and paper records, this topic is for you. Mike tells us about his preferred scanner the Fujitsu Snapscan S1300, and how he chose the software that he uses. The guys discuss the products and methods they use to scan and store their documents, how they rename and search their scanned documents, the benefits of storing your documents electronically, and some of the challenges of (OCR) Optical Character Recognition and recovering from large scan jobs when document feeders get jammed.
The guys briefly dream about the possible integration of document scanning with Microsoft Surface, the amazing technology we’ve all seen on TV shows such as Hawaii Five-0 and NCIS: Los Angeles, as well as discussing where the OCR feature in Office 2010 may be used.
#24 The Home Tech Podcast: Cyber-attacks, Online Security, Wuala goes Mobile, Top Ten Tablets, Facebook Events, 7stacks, Password Management and DNS Benchmarking
The guys kick off with Christian giving a quick insight regarding the change in his development methodologies for his Windows Home Server add-in, Magic Wake-On LAN given the change in technology between original Windows Home Server and the new Windows Home Server 2011.
Jim talks about the latest news regarding the recent cyber-attack on the Sony PlayStation Network and the steps you can take to make sure your credit card details are safe, such as regularly changing your password on your online services, and using complex passwords. For those of you who use the PlayStation Network, Sony are providing regular updates on their Blog.
The guys talk about their method of choosing and storing passwords, such as local software options like KeePass, and cloud based password management solutions such as LastPass, which integrates into your web browser, and supports all the common Operating Systems and web browsers both PC based and mobile.
To protect yourself online, the guys recommend:
- Never e-mail your credit card details to anyone