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Jim (@jcollison) is joined this week by Mike Howard from jpeg2RAW.com for Show 116. Mike recently spent sometime working on his podcasting studio at home and created what he now calls a Hangoutasaurus for his weekly shows on photography. Using 5 PCs, a mixer and a mic, Mike is able to broadcast and record his podcast in a very unique way. You will be surprised to hear how he did it. Have a listen.
Jim was also able to spend time at the Cali Lewis / Drobo meet up in Omaha recently. He recorded several interviews from that event and they have been added to the end of this podcast. I think you will enjoy them.
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Jim and Andrew are joined this week by Renny Phipps for Show 90 of The Home Tech Podcast.
Renny talks about installing Windows Server Update Services on Windows Home Server 2011, using a guide put together by our friends over at WeGotServed. For those of you with multiple PC’s in the home or office, this allows you do download system updates once from Microsoft Update, and also to control how and when updates are deployed to your PCs.
Renny tells us about re-purposing an old modem router into a wireless access point to extend his home wireless network to an area with poor coverage from the rest of his network.
Andrew talks about his new phone, another Android phone, the Samsung Galaxy SIII, and the differences between the Samsung and his old HTC Desire, and the features that are an improvement, plus the ones that may or not be useful. Andrew and Jim talk about the Samsung advertisement for the Galaxy SIII.
80 Home Tech Podcast: Windows Server 2012 Essentials Revisited, Sucuri, Yahoo Security Leaks, SkyDrive Updates, Pogoplug
Jim and Christian are joined this week by Renny Phipps for Show 80 of The Home Tech Podcast. Christian spent a bunch of time redesigning the site this last weekend. If you not reading this on the site, stop out to http://theAverageGuy.tv. We also produced a special Windows Server 2012 Essentials first look early in the week. If you missed it, you can catch it here.
We didn’t want to rehash the Windows Home Server topic from last week, but we couldn’t help have a quick chat about it. If you haven’t download the beta of WS2012e, you can download it from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30327 and join in the discussion over at the Home Server Show Forums. Link to building a Windows 8 Home Server is HERE. Of course Christian brought up using Subsonic as a media server.
Yahoo announced that about 400k Voice accounts had been leaked to the internet in the clear. You can check to see if your email and password are now in the wild by using http://labs.sucuri.net/?yahooleak or a site we have mentioned before at https://shouldichangemypassword.com/. Check your accounts today.
This week, it’s a Windows show, with the guys starting off talking about the recent Microsoft announcement relating to the Windows Server 2012 lineup, which removes Windows Home Server and Windows Small Business Server as a dedicated product lines. The new Windows Server 2012 Essentials does carry a higher price tag than Windows Home Server, which may prove interesting for the future of the product in the home. The guys discuss the future of the home server, and if a combination of Windows 8, Storage Spaces and various Cloud Services such as Sky Drive will provide an adequate replacement Windows Home Server for The Average Guy.
Jim and Chris talk about photo management, for those who use the camera phone as their main camera. Jim uses a syncing service such as Dropbox, which automatically sync your photos to the cloud, and then edits the photos that he wants to edit. Chris talks about taking photos when on a family vacation, downloading to the PC, and burning copies of all of the images so that everyone in the family has a copy of the same photos. Google has a new feature in the Events for Google Plus, which lets you tag photos and upload to the Event.
69 The Home Tech Podcast: Commodore 64, Dropbox, Facebook, Home OS, Lead Recycling, Timex Sinclair 1000
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The guys are joined by Bryan Auer and Rich O’Neil for show 69 of The Home Tech Podcast.
The guys start off learning some about the lead recycling business that Bryan works in, with Bryan telling us how lead-acid batteries, and other lead containing products are recycled into re-usable components.
Jim talks about the recent updates to Google Plus, with the interface being revised, making the service easier to navigate, and simpler to use. There are also some nice new features such as the ability to broadcast a Google Hangout, rather than using a third party service like Live Stream. The guys discuss some of the newly accessible features such as simplification of photo uploading, and the introduction of games to Google Plus.