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Paper.li, Event Management with Eventbrite, Web Browsers, RunKeeper and the Stuxnet Virus – HT018

Jim, Christian, Andrew and special guest, Rich O’Neil get together for this edition of the Home Tech Podcast. The guys start off talking about the Twitter aggregation service , which “organizes links shared on Twitter into an easy to read newspaper-style format. Newspapers can be created for any Twitter user, list or #tag”, and go on to discuss Eventbrite, which is an online service to help you plan, promote and co-ordinate and even sell tickets for your meetings, conferences and events. Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E at Listen Mobile: After a quick update on the RunKeeper application, which now allows 2-way sync with your Android and Apple devices, the guys discuss the latest releases of Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer. From Christian’s Corner, we get the Deal of the Week, being the 2TB Samsung F4 Hard Drive, a bargain at $ from , and the Speed Tip of the Week, where Christian talks us through turning off Indexing to make Windows more usable more quickly. Our Special Guest, Rich brings to us talk about the Stuxnet Virus, which although written to target industrial equipment, is quite a scary virus, given the impact it could have it were used to target Internet users. Facebook Page: Facebook Group: If you’d like to subscribe to the show, click on  to update your iTunes library, or for other Podcast downloading applications, please click on the RSS Feed and pick your Pod Catcher of choice! Or, you can now stream the show online at at The Show Announcements and Schedule: Jim’s Twitter: Andrew’s Twitter: Contact Christian: Contact the show at Find us on Facebook: Find this and other great Podcasts from the Average Guy Network at Some links may contain affiliate codes that benefit the Average Guy Podcast Network.
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Watching March Madness, Super Routers, pfsense, Home Automation and iPads in Trucks – HT017

March 17th, 2011 – St. Patrick’s Day Special – With the week almost gone, the Home Tech Podcast loaded up in preparation for a long weekend of green parties and college basketball!  Along with regulars Christian Johnson and Andrew Morris, we were joined by Special Guests Mike Howard and Bill Paulman. New Show Notes format this #160; What do you think? Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E at Listen Mobile: Jim’s first thoughts: March Madness: Watch all games live here Feature topic: Pfsense: Super Router and Firewall. Monitor, shape, allow, and block all Internet traffic in your home. Learn more here. Christian’s Corner: *NEW* Deal of the Week: AMD Phenom II 910e, Advanced Media Performance —– Newegg restocks their low power 65W quadcore phenom. Ceton Quad Tuner Card now available here. Speed Tips for Windows 7 Part 1: Shave down your boot time: Winkey + R –> msconfig –Boot Tab–> 1. Change Timeout to 3 Seconds. 2. Click advanced Options. Check number of proccessors, select maximum in dropbox. Apply and OK. Remove old devices from device manager: #160; Winkey + R –> cmd 2. enter the following line: set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1 3. Open Device Manager, View –> Show hidden devices. Then right click and install all removed/hidden device instances. Best of the rest: MControl — New beta for home automation. Read more. IPAD2 installed in Ford F-150 Dash. Catch the review and video here. Cars are getting hacked by MP3s. Have a 2011 car, be careful! Read the article. Closing remarks: Christian rants at Microsoft’s Download Site. Facebook Page: Facebook Group: If you’d like to subscribe to the show, click on  to update your iTunes library, or for other Podcast downloading applications, please click on the RSS Feed and pick your Pod Catcher of choice! Or, you can now stream the show online at at The Show Announcements and Schedule: Jim’s Twitter: Andrew’s Twitter: Contact Christian: Contact the show at Find us on Facebook: Find this and other great Podcasts from the Average Guy Network at Some links may contain affiliate codes that benefit the Average Guy Podcast Network.
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Listener Comments, Angry Birds, IP Cams, WebOS and Ubuntu – HT016

Jim, Brian, Andrew and special guest and good friend of the show, John Zajdler come together for the next edition of the Home Tech #160; Starting with a listener comment, we spoke a bunch about LiveCams and video #160; In a tangent, we talked about music quality and USB Record Players and #160; Is the WebOS making its way a printer near you?  Maybe on a laptop?  We wrap up the show with some discussion around the Windows, Mac and Ubuntu OS. If you haven’t been out on the Average Guy Site, it’s worth a new #160; Our site designer has been at work fixing and cleaning up the #160; Jacob Wiechman is a web designer and we look forward to the many more improvements he has ahead for us! Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E at Listen Mobile: Facebook Page: Facebook Group: If you’d like to subscribe to the show, click on  to update your iTunes library, or for other Podcast downloading applications, please click on the RSS Feed and pick your Pod Catcher of choice! Or, you can now stream the show online at at The Show Announcements and Schedule: Jim’s Twitter: Andrew’s Twitter: Contact Christian: Contact the show at Find us on Facebook: Find this and other great Podcasts from the Average Guy Network at Some links may contain affiliate codes that benefit the Average Guy Podcast Network.
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Apple iPads and iPad2, Windows 7 from a Mac, Ripping DVDs, Gmail Down and You Can’t Intimidate Apathy – HT015

This week’s show includes the regulars, Brian Burgess, Christian Johnson and Andrew #160; The guys spend some time talking about iPad and the new #160; Brian covers accessing Windows 7 from a Mac, ripping DVDs and a Gmail #160; Christian brings some updates and Andrew talks about a PC in a box, really!   Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E at Listen Mobile: News  iPad 2 news and video · iTunes Update Available Now for Preparation for iPad 2 and iOS · Windows Live Mesh Beta Ending March 31st Mac OS X with Windows · How to RDP from Mac OS X to Windows 7, XP, and WHS · Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac · Dave from Home Server Show and Brian are resurrecting Burning DVDs and Blu-ray · Rip & Convert DVDs to ISO Images · Rip & Convert DVDs to MKV Format · Rip & Convert Blu-ray Discs in Windows 7 · Handbrake Gmail · How to Backup Gmail with a Free Windows Live Account · Gmail Went Down for Many Users This Week · Backupify Christian’s Corner · Netflix iPad Update · Trillian Astra · Upgrade Path From DOS to Windows 7 (Awesome Video!) Hardware · ASUS Motherboard Box Doubles as a PC Case · Google Cr-48 Chrome Notebook · Apply To Test the Chrome Notebook Facebook Page: Facebook Group: If you’d like to subscribe to the show, click on  to update your iTunes library, or for other Podcast downloading applications, please click on the RSS Feed and pick your Pod Catcher of choice! Or, you can now stream the show online at at The Show Announcements and Schedule: Jim’s Twitter: Andrew’s Twitter: Contact Christian: Contact the show at Find us on Facebook: Find this and other great Podcasts from the Average Guy Network at Some links may contain affiliate codes that benefit the Average Guy Podcast Network.
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The Home Tech Podcast Extra: We Finally Meet Christian’s Dad – HT014

So after the show #13 last week, Christian’s Dad, Gary got on the line and started a discussion on something we had been talking about #160; I left the recorder going and this is what we got!  Enjoy a short, midweek show and let me know what you think?  Should we invite Christian’s Dad back?  Give him is own segment?  Follow him on Twitter? Join Jim, Andrew and Gary on this special edition of the Home Tech Podcast! Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E at Listen Mobile: Facebook Page: Facebook Group: If you’d like to subscribe to the show, click on  to update your iTunes library, or for other Podcast downloading applications, please click on the RSS Feed and pick your Pod Catcher of choice! Or, you can now stream the show online at at The Show Announcements and Schedule: Jim’s Twitter: Andrew’s Twitter: Contact Christian: Contact the show at Find us on Facebook: Find this and other great Podcasts from the Average Guy Network at Some links may contain affiliate codes that benefit the Average Guy Podcast Network.
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HP Pavillion dm1z, Xbox and Media Center, Skype Crashes, Antivirus Tips, Windows 7 SP1, Speech Macros and SyncToy! – HT013

With both the Home Server Show and The Home Tech Podcast back on their regular schedule, Jim, Brian, Christian and a new regular Andrew Morris, welcome Gordon Schmidt to the #160; Gordon is a long time listener and fellow family tech support #160; With a full compliment of tech guys, it’s time to get down to business. This this weeks show, we cover the new, redefined purpose for the #160; “From Tech Guys, For Tech Guys!”  Jim does a quick review of the new HP Pavillion dm1 Netbook, covers the much needed fix for his Xbox and media center and covers Windows 7 SP1 with the #160; Christian covers some speech recognition macros in Windows 7 and get the team all fired up about #160; Gordon looks at SyncToy right before a major Skype #160; You would have heard all the mayhem if you had listened live! Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E at Listen Mobile: We close the show with some talk of tablets and cell #160; Christian’s Dad chimes in and later joins the podcast for a special extra show to be aired later next week. Find the other Podcasts on the Average Guy Network at Anti-Malware Software · SuperAntiSpyware Portable · Malwarebytes · Microsoft Security Essentials · Avira Antivirus File Transferring Software · SyncToy · Teracopy Christian’s Corner · Windows Speech Recognition Macros · Setup Windows 7 Speech Recognition · Asus Tablets Extras · Special Guest Gordon Schmidt Knee Jerk Reaction blog · USBTypewriter · Jim’s HP Pavilion DM1Z · Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Facebook Page: Facebook Group: If you’d like to subscribe to the show, click on  to update your iTunes library, or for other Podcast downloading applications, please click on the RSS Feed and pick your Pod Catcher of choice! Or, you can now stream the show online at at The Show Announcements and Schedule: Jim’s Twitter: Andrew’s Twitter: Contact Christian: Contact the show at Find us on Facebook: Find this and other great Podcasts from the Average Guy Network at Some links may contain affiliate codes that benefit the Average Guy Podcast Network.
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Podcasting Vision, How to Blog and Podcast, IBM and Watson on Jeopardy, Motorola Tablets, Mac Mini, Is AI Here to Stay? – HT012

Jim was joined again by Brian Burgess, Christian Johnson and Andrew #160; Jim starts the show with a bit of podcasting soul #160; With 12 shows now in the books, what has the podcast become and who are we trying to reach?  Would love your comments on why you listen to the show and what you find most #160; Email For the rest of the show we talk about Blogging and Podcast basics, IBM’s Watson smoking real people on Jeopardy, new Motorola’s Tablets, upgrading a Mac Mini’s memories and the new Facebook page for the The Average Guy Network. Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E at Listen Mobile: News Jim’s Twitter: #!/jcollison Contact the show at Find the other Podcasts on the Average Guy Network at  Motorola’s Xoom Tablet will Cost $600 for Wi-fi and $800 for 3G · More About the Motorola Xoom · Jeopardy Round 2: IBMs Supercomputer Watson Destroys Human Competition · Learn More About IBM Watson · Star Trek Technology Here Today Basic Free Blogging Basic Services Blogger · WordPress · Tumblr Blogging & Podcast Tools Windows live Writer · Pod-o-Matic Brian’s Links How To Upgrade Memory (RAM) In a Mac Mini Andrew’s Links Artisteer: WSIWYG Editor for CMS/Blogger/Wordpress Platforms Other: The Average Guy Network Facebook Group Facebook Page: Facebook Group: If you’d like to subscribe to the show, click on  to update your iTunes library, or for other Podcast downloading applications, please click on the RSS Feed and pick your Pod Catcher of choice! Or, you can now stream the show online at at The Show Announcements and Schedule: Jim’s Twitter: Andrew’s Twitter: Contact Christian: Contact the show at Find us on Facebook: Find this and other great Podcasts from the Average Guy Network at Some links may contain affiliate codes that benefit the Average Guy Podcast Network
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