Home Gadget Geeks

SSD Deals, Teamviewer vs Splashtop, New iPhones and Reset on Crash Review – HGG365

Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #365 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network      Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #365 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Full show notes and video at Tags: Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, SSD, Splashtop, Teamviewer, Apple, IOS, Android, Reset on Crash   Conversation Moving my 8TB hard drives.  $100 + actual shipping. Email me at  if you are interested _____________________________________________ Ernesto Morin shared a link. 20 hrs Just crazy prices for SSD drives. $89 for 500GB crucial drive. Crucial MX500 500GB 3D NAND SATA Inch Internal SSD – CT500MX500SSD1(Z) Crucial MX500 500GB 3D NAND SATA Inch Internal SSD – CT500MX500SSD1(Z) —————————————————————————————————- Ernesto Morin 3 hrs —————————————————————– Kevin Schoonover shared a link. August 5 at PM Nice deal from SlickDeals: 960GB ADATA SSD $ .13 per GB is the lowest I can remember for SSD. I have used ADATA SSD’s with no issues: 960GB ADATA Ultimate SU650 3D NAND ;quot; Solid State Drive $ + Free Shipping ADATA via Rakuten has 960GB ADATA Ultimate SU650 3D NAND #8243; Solid State Drive (ASU650SS-960GT-C) for $ – $ w/ coupon code AD22 = $ Shipping is free. Thanks DJ3xclu … ———————————————————————————– Mike Wieger asked about Splashtop vs Teamviewer. I have tried both. Both are good. Splashtop is cheaper. But the one thing that I noticed is Splashtop is slower. There is a pretty good lag with it. I end up closing it and switching over to Teamviewer. I just wish Teamviewer was not so pricey. —————————————————————————————————– Kevin Schoonover shared a link. Yesterday at AM Listening to HGG 363, the discussion around teaching programming is very interesting. Another angle on programming can be an introduction to electronics. There are lots of good small boards, that let kids write code and see it work on something other than a computer, this is a good educator pack: Circuit Playground Express Educators’ Pack For many years, instructors and teachers have asked us to come up with a better way to teach programming and electronics. We have worked on Circuit Playground Express for over a year to come … OUT OF STOCK —————————————————————————————- Jim Collison shared a link. Admin · July 30 at AM I am thinking about ditching my traditional wallet and moving to one that is a part of a phone cover like …/…/B01GIVWWG4 Anyone do this yet? Thoughts? Spigen Slim Armor CS iPhone 7 Case/iPhone 8 Case with Slim Dual Layer Wallet Design and Card Slot Holder for Apple iPhone 7 (2016)/iPhone 8 (2017) – Black Tired of carrying both your phone and wallet? Simplify your shopping essentials with Spigen’s Slim Armor CS without sacrificing an ounce of protection and style. Spigen Slim Armor seamlessly holds up to two cards, sealed by a conveniently sliding cover. The cover also functions as a shelter for c… ——————————————————————————- Mike Wieger shared a video. 11 hrs K-RIGG Pressure Smoker Alright who is buying this and doing a review for the next BBQ show? Looking at you Mark Robson. Smoke Food in Minutes, Not Hours! News Apple Speculation – could have three different sized iPhones. We will learn about them at the September event Samsung Wireless Charger Duo – they could beat Apple to the wireless charging pad even though Apple announced theirs last year. Reviews A utility that has really been helping me out with Burst and could find other uses?  Restart on Crash. It monitors active exes and when it stops, for whatever reason, it restarts it!  Super easy, super light and it just works. Been using it for 3 or 4 weeks now, no issues. – network mapping software. ————————————————————————— Product Updates Mike – Cisco 3750G 48 port PoE managed switch. Raspberry Pi – Security camera viewer. Now I got the version 3 B.       Crypto Post Show Starting the migration off Burst Set the GPU miners with a min amount to mine for     Get the Home Gadget Geeks Mobile Apps at is powered by Maplegrove Partners web hosting. Get secure, reliable, high-speed hosting from people you know and trust.  For more information visit
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Ask the Podcast Coach for July 12, 2014

This week on AtPC: We talk how Google is shutting down the social network Orkit, an overview of the Social help tool from , Stitcher and Spreaker news, Android Audio, HipChat, some discussion around YouTube End Cards, Dave’s talk at Podcast Movement, some podcast best practices, Audioboo’s support is great on Twitter (@audioboo) and is there an age limit to podcasting?  All this and more on this ;  You can find the entire post of show notes and both audio and video at: ;   Jim’s Twitter: #!/jcollison Contact the show at 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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Android and iOS Display Tips for On Screen Presentations in 4 Minutes on Home Tech Tips – HTT003

Paul Braren from () and Twitter () is our tipster for this week the new Home Tech Tips.  Paul covers some tips from his post at Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund: Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at or call in your questions or comments to be played on the show at (402) 478-8450 Listen Mobile:     Facebook Page:  Facebook Group: If you’d like to subscribe to the show, see the links at Or, you can now stream the show online at at ;refid=stpr Jim’s Twitter: #!/jcollison Contact the show at 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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Michael Crump @mbcrump Microsoft MVP from Telerik, Windows 8.1, Firefox OS Phone and Easy Windows Phone 8 Development, Lumia 520 to GDR3 – HT139

Jim (@jcollison) is joined this week by Microsoft MVP Michael Crump (@mbcrump) for Home Tech #139.  In this episode we meet Michael Crump, MVP for Microsoft and a mobile phone enthusiast.  We cover an easy way to start Windows Phone 8 development and wrap it up with a discussion about Windows Phone 8 GDR3. Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund: Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Listen Mobile: Special Guest: Michael Crump – @mbcrump –    @telerik Firefox OS Phone and others] Windows Phone App Development Made Easy] Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund:   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: #!/TheAverageGuyTV Jim’s Twitter: #!/jcollison Andrew’s Twitter: #!/unrealshots 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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Oracle v Google, Bing and Facebook, IE Only on Windows 8, NEST, Vudu and Microsoft v Apple Sales Numbers – HT072

Jim and Christian are joined this week by special guest Gordon Schmidt for show 72 of The Home Tech Podcast.  We tried using the very new Google+ Hangout feature called “On Air.”  The show video is now available on YouTube at the Average Guy Podcast Channel.  Give it a try. MozyPro–secure online backup for businesses Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Listen Mobile:   Christian’s Corner Christian decided to cover enterprise matter this week. We talked Oracle v Google, Facebook helps out Bing, Microsoft returns to it’s excluding roots and of course a deal of the week. Gordon covers the NEST Thermostat, Walmart using Vudu to convert DVD’s to Digital and the Microsoft Touch Mouse. Jim takes a look at the real sales numbers for both Windows and Apple. Microsoft: 1.    At its peak in 2006, Windows XP was sold and operated on about 400 Million PC’s worldwide (legally).  They roughly sold about 10 million copies a month while it was available. 2.    Windows Vista sold 384 million copied before it was discontinued in October 2009.  Also 10 million a month 3.    Since its introduction in 2009, Window 7 has sold 525 million copies as of January 2012.  It’s currently selling about 20 million copies a month.  This puts it on track to sell around 200 million more copies (700 million total) before Windows 8 debuts late this fall.  Early indications are that Windows 8 will get off to a slower start with it containing a major UI change in the Metro interface. Apple: 1.    As of February 2012, Apple has sold a total 122 million Macs since they were introduced in 1984 2.    Compare that to 80 million iPod Touchs (in 4 years) 180 million iPhones (in  4 years) and 55 million iPads (in 2 years) 3.    The Million iOS devices (iPhone and iPads) that were sold in the fiscal Q1 of 2012 was more units per day than the number of babies being born globally each day 4.    In Q2 2012, Apple sold million iPhones and million iPads. 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: #!/TheAverageGuyTV Jim’s Twitter: #!/jcollison Andrew’s Twitter: #!/unrealshots 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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Its All About Windows 8 – HT063

The show kicks off with some very exciting news from Christian, who has scored himself a holiday internship at NASA in one of their software development teams. A big congratulations from all of us here at The Average Guy! For those who like to test the latest and greatest in Microsoft Operating Systems before they hit mainstream, Microsoft has released the Consumer Preview for Windows 8, available for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems. Be sure to grab the Product Key before you close you browser session! Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Listen Mobile: If you do your testing of new Operating Systems in a virtual machine, Jim recommends Virtual Box from Oracle.  Andrew has had some issues with getting the preview installation to load into a virtual machine, and is going to pursue the option of booting from a VHD file, which lets you essentially multi boot your hardware, without creating additional partitions on your hard disk. The guys discuss the potential learning curve that they believe may be involved in moving to Windows 8 with the new interface, as well as the learning curve associated with moving to a different platform like the Apple Mac or even an iPad.  The guys discuss the merits of purchasing a refurbished device from Apple for a basic consumption device. Moving on to the popular topic of mobile phones, Rich shares his experiences of using his Android  Samsung Galaxy SII Skyrocket, and the various applications he uses and the comparisons drawn between his previous phone, an iPhone. While talking phones, Christian shares a negative eBay experience relating to the purchase and lack of vendor follow-up regarding a new phone Gary purchased that went bad following a charging issue with the phone – be careful when selecting your eBay buyers! Rich talks about some of the niceties about the Apple ecosystem, such as the ability to backup and restore an iPhone in the event of data corruption or loss, whereas this feature is somewhat lacking in the Android marketplace at this time. John Zajdler joins the podcast, and walks the Livestream viewers as well as the hosts through some of the features in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, after living with it for a day. From Christians’ Corner, the Deal-of-the-Week is the amped Wireless AP600EX High Powered Access Point with a wireless range of up to miles!  Amazing wireless performance from a device under $200! 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! 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: #!/TheAverageGuyTV Jim’s Twitter: #!/jcollison Andrew’s Twitter: #!/unrealshots 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 MicroServer, WHS 2011, Low Power CPUs, Samsung Galaxy S II, Tom Tom, Issuu.com and Viber – HT054

Jim and Andrew are joined this week by Gary Johnson for this weeks’ installment of the Home Tech Podcast. The guys start off the show with an update on the solar grid feed system Andrew and his wife installed in May this year, followed by some discussions around if the others would “green” their lives. Jim talks about his new HP ProLiant MicroServer N40L, which has arrived, and been set up running Windows Home Server 2011 for some testing with a Drobo S Listen LIVE at 6pP/8C/9E/1aUTC every Thursday night over at Listen Mobile: The guys talk a bit the hardware power required to transcode video, and how some of the hardware we were using in days gone by is reasonably high in power consumption, as well as being somewhat inadequate for the day to day usage we need from a computer these days, not to mention thermal and energy efficiencies. The guys talk about using low powered CPU/GPU combinations such as the Zotac Nano or the fit-PC3 for uses such as an HTPC, or an always-on device with low power draw. Jim tells us he has upgraded his Samsung Galaxy S mobile phone to a Samsung Galaxy SII, and is once again a happy Android user, sporting a ” screen, dual core processor and 8MP camera to name a few features! Andrew talks about his TomTom Sat Nav unit packing it in, and the challenges with trying to find a replacement unit that has comparable features to his 3 year old model.  The guys discuss using Google Navigation, which is built into the Android platform.  Gary tells us about integrating Subsonic for music, Google Navigation, all from his HTC EVO 3D. Whilst Sat Nav shopping, Andrew happened upon the new Ultrabook’s coming from the usual hardware vendors, and is seriously considering a new personal machine.  The appeal with an Ultrabook, such as the ASUS UX31 or Acer Aspire S, is the form factor bought to the computing world by Apple with the MacBook Air, with the beauty of being a native Microsoft Windows PC. For those who may have a requirement to create an online publication, Andrew has stumbled across issuu, a service which allows you to publish, and have your content consumed online.  With both free, and paid versions, if you have a requirement to move a printed publication online, this may be a solution to your needs! If you’re a mobile phone user, and frustrated with the mobile version of Skype, Andrew tells us about Viber which comes in both Android and iPhone versions The guys talk a bit about our dependency on e-mail, as opposed to non-disposable communication like the various social media platforms, such as SharePoint, Wiki’s or other online collaborative solutions like WordPress blogs. Gary gives us an update on their migration away to their new hosting provider, telling us some more about the reasons why they moved the hosting of to the Virtual Private Server provider Christian told us about last week in Show 53. Gary talks about a nice case for a home builder, being the Lian LI PC-Q25B Case, from , which takes a Mini-ITX board and up to 7x ” hard disks. To wrap up the show, Gary shares some of his predictions for the coming year or so, regarding his belief that storage will begin moving away from traditional rotating hard drives to solid state storage units, and the possible start of the demise of Cable TV services as we know them today, with some providers already offering video on demand services, rather than the traditional subscriber model we’ are accustomed to. 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! 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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