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Chad Bostick from HelloTechPros, Apple iPhone 7 Announcement – HGG277

Listen Mobile: Chad Bostick from joins Jim Collison  and Mike Wieger from for show #277 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network, part of community. Please leave a REVIEW (iPhone or iPad) at ;type=Podcast&ls=1&mt=1 Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund: or if you are in Canada, use WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Full show notes and video at Find Chad at Jim was on HelloTechPros at Get more on the iPhone 7 –    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 Catch all the subscription links at Facebook Group: Jim’s Twitter: #!/jcollison Contact the show at Find this and other great Podcasts from the Average Guy Network at
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It’s All About the Mac, ‘bout the Mac, No Windows – HGG191

Chris Pilon from and on Twitter at joins Jim () for show #191 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network, part of community. This weeks show covers all things Apple.  What’s hot and what’s not and an honest conversation about the most recently release products.  Chris a fellow podcaster and you can find his podcast at Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund: or if you are in Canada, use WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? 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:     HOT iOS 8 (iMessage improvements, Photos, 3rd Party Keyboards, Family Sharing, HealthKit) NOT Apple Pay (34 Stores onboard, ease of use, easy setup) HOT iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus (Bigger and Thinner, Retina HD Display, 1080p HD with time lapse, etc.) NOT Apple Watch (Early 2015 release, iMessage, Phone, email, Fitness Tracker) HOT Mac Mini Update HOT 27” iMac update with 5K display HOT OS X Yosemite (Continuity between OS X and iOS, better apps) NOT iPad Air 2 (18% thinner, under a pound, improved iSight camera, front facing HD) NOT iPad Mini 3 (Touch ID, panorama and time lapse, improved iSight camera, front facing HD)     Catch all the subscription links at Facebook Group: Jim’s Twitter: #!/jcollison Contact the show at Find this and other great Podcasts from the Average Guy Network at
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Ask the Podcast Coach for Aug 2, 2014

This week on AtPC: Dave asks the question, “What do you do with old shows?  Jim talked about using MediaFire at as a potential source for cloud #160; You can find the entire post of show notes and both audio and video at: Cloud Storage is broken up into 3 categories: 1. Sync – If you update the local file, it is automatically updated in the #160; Some services offer versioning 2. Backup – Files are backed up at a specific time (hour,day,week, month) and versioning is the #160; You never access these files for use. 3. (New) Private or Aggregation – Files are accessed via the cloud but never move from their physical location until they are #160; Think of it like a catalogue or a front end to private storage networks The accepted rule for backup best practices is the three-two-one rule. It can be summarized as: if you’re backing something up, you should have: At least three copies, In two different formats With one of those copies off-site. We asked the question, “What exactly can you do to with your Amazon Affiliate link?”  Sure, the terms and services are important, but what does it really mean?  You can support the Tech Scholarship fund here by using The question is asked, “Do you release your podcasts on a schedule or do it all at once when you are first starting?”  It’s not totally clear what the best ways #160; Daniel J Lewis called in and asks the question, “What will happen now that Apple has bought Swell?” 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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First Look at the Apple iPad Air on Home Tech – HT142

Jim (@jcollison) is joined this week by Amish Gangar, a co-worker from Gallup. We took a first look at the new Apple iPad Air.  Amish takes some time to walk through the new specs of the new Air as well as a new hands on demo. Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund: Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Listen Mobile: SPECS AT A GLANCE: APPLE IPAD AIR SCREEN 2048×1536 (264 PPI) touchscreen OS iOS 7 CPU Apple A7 RAM 1GB DDR3 GPU “Apple A7 GPU” (likely an Imagination Technologies 6-series variant) STORAGE 16, 32, 64, or 128GB NAND flash NETWORKING , Bluetooth CAMERA 5MP rear camera, front camera PORTS Lightning connector, headphone jack SIZE #8243; × #8243; × #8243; (240 × × mm) WEIGHT 1 pound (469 g) Wi-Fi, pounds (478 g) with cellular BATTERY 8827 mAh STARTING PRICE $499 OTHER PERKS Charger, Lightning cable 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
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The Disaster that is Windows 8? iPad Mini, LastPass Giveaway, Pogoplug Giveaway – HT097

Jim and Christian are joined this week by Gordon Schmidt (#8217;s Knee Jerk Reaction) and special guest Ces White () for show 97 Lots of connectivity and sound issues this week.  Apologies for the sound quality for most of the podcast. Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund: Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Listen Mobile: LastPass Giveaway Winners: Antonio Facciponti Rob Berg New Pogoplug Giveaway Starts today.  Cloud Storage Know It Guyde – Updated: Jim at the KC Microsoft Store on Saturday #!/events/233372026794040/ #!/events/434644559929768/ If you are new to podcasts and are looking for a way to easily listen each week, you might want to consider using Stitcher. Available for both Android and iPhone platforms, it a great way to listen to podcasts both at home and on the road. Of course, this show and all the past shows are on Stiticher. – Search Home Tech. It’s educations for your ears! 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 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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If This Then That, Security Issues and Cloud Storage – HT087

Jim and Andrew are joined this week by Gordon Schmidt for Show 87 of The Home Tech Podcast. The guys kick off the show talking about using Windows 8 with multiple monitors, replacing failed hardware components, and upgrading laptops to Windows 7 or Windows 8 from Windows Vista to improve the user experience. The guys talk about some listener feedback, regarding Skype finally showing up in Windows Update, and some of the frustrations with online shopping. MozyPro–secure online backup for businesses Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Listen Mobile: Gordon talks about the Internet service If This Then That, which lets you build “recipes” to perform actions based on triggers coming from a large number of Internet services such as Twitter and GMail.  An example of a recipe is If you Star an article in Google Reader, tweet the details of the article on Twitter. The guys talk a little about Yammer, which is an enterprise social networking service recently acquired by Microsoft, which is similar to Facebook, but isolated to the enterprise user. Gordon shares his thoughts regarding how the Microsoft Touch Mouse works within Windows 8 when tweaked for optimal usage with the Mouse and Keyboard Center. Andrew and Jim talk about the latest spoof running around the Internet about how Samsung may have paid Apple the $1 billion fine recently rules against Samsung, with 30 trucks filled with 5-cent coins…. Hit the link for a laugh! Jim talks about another breach of Apple ID security, where it is claied that over 1 million iPhone and iPad identification numbers (UDID) have been posted on the Internet.  To check if your device UDID has been posted on the Internet, check the link at The Next Web. Jim talks about The Average Guy’s Windows 8 Survival Guide and the upcoming The Average Guy’s Guide to Cloud Storage.  If you find a service or feature that you would like to see added to either guide, send Jim an email at 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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