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About.Me, Secure Online Storage, Amazon Cloud Player, Microsoft Patch Tuesday, mControl and Google Latitude now has history – HT020

Jim and Christian are joined by John Zajdler and Bill Paulmenn for this weeks edition of the Home Tech Podcast. The guys kick off with Jim talking about the new online profile site , a recently discovered online service, which will not only allow you to have a single online bio that you can reference from all your various places on the web, but bring together all your social networking details together, with support for most of the popular sites, including and by no means limited to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, flickr, foursquare, most of the commonly used blogging platforms, and custom services you can add via URL or #160; For the those of us interested in statistics, also provides some numbers about where your profile is being viewed from, and what they look at on your profile. Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E at Listen Mobile: From the news, the guys discuss the new secure online storage service, LiveKive, from the folks we all know at AVG who have brought us the well known, free AVG AntiVirus.   While talking online storage, the guys also discuss the new Amazon Cloud Drive and Cloud Player service which takes your MP3 purchases from Amazon into the Amazon Cloud, allowing you to play your music purchases via the Web, or using Amazon MP3 for Android.   For the Deal of the Week, the folks from have the Motorola T505 Bluetooth In-Car handsfree for $#160; This unit also lets you transmit via Bluetooth to your cars’ FM radio for those of you with a car that doesn’t have a line-in for your MP3 player of choice. From Christian’s Corner, Christian breaks the news on the upcoming Patch Tuesday, when Microsoft will be releasing their largest ever release, totalling up to 64 patches for those of us who don’t install the “Optional Updates” in #160; We also hear that Microsoft have released Internet Explorer 9 ahead of the June 2011 date previously advised on the Windows Team #160; The guys discuss some of their end user and application compatibility experiences with this latest browser release from #160; They also briefly discuss the Ribbon Bar, which is in the teaser images of Windows 8 that have started being seen around the web. Bill gives us an update on his recent discussions with Embedded Automation regarding Windows Home Server 2011 support for their mControl Home Automation product, and the guys talk about some of the possible future of Home Automation. To wrap it up, Andrew the latecomer, talks about the new Dashboard features in Google Latitude, which gives some nice statistics about how you spend your time, as well as the bonus of telling you how far you travel!     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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Google “Likes”+1, World Backup Day, Data Recovery, Android, and Facebook users get E-Mail and Movie Streaming? – HT019

Jim, Christian and Andrew get together for this edition of the Home Tech Podcast. After some listener feedback, and an update on the Stuxnet Virus from Mark Russinovich’s blog, the guys talk about Google’s upcoming “+1” service – when signed into your Google account, you will be able to “Use +1 to give something your public stamp of approval, so friends, contacts, and others can find the best stuff when they search.”  Results will show in your personal Google Profile. Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E at Listen Mobile: With the 31st of March being World Backup Day, the guys quickly run through Business Insiders’ 10 Best Backup Solutions In line with World Backup Day, the guys discuss Andrew’s recent successful data recovery, using Photorec to recover photos from a corrupted hard disk. From Christian’s Corner, this weeks Deal of the Week is the HP S2231 22” Widescreen HD LCD Monitor from and Christian’s Speed Tip of the Week has us turning off the write-cache buffer flushing on our hard disks to eek that little extra performance from our systems. Talking about Facebook from two angles, the guys discuss the email addresses that everyone can now have attached to their Facebook account, and the new deal that Facebook and Warner Bros have, to allow US Facebook users to watch movies in HD via their Facebook account, paying with Facebook Credits. Jim talks about OtherInbox, a free online service to help to Organize, Prioritize and Summarize your web-based e-mail from GMail, Yahoo!Mail and AOL. To close, Andrew shares his experiences in trying to move away from Windows 7 to Ubuntu Netbook Edition on an aging laptop and the guys talk about Google’s taking back control of the Android Operating System. 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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TAG Deal of the Week — AMD Low Power Quadcore Returns to the Market

It’s quite a refresher to see the AMD Phenom II 910e return to the market after being out of stock for several months. Running as a low power, low cost, and high performance CPU, it is a great bargin for AMD fanboys and makes for a great HTPC. on your home network. Furthermore, Newegg has the best deal on the CPU, running at $180 thrown in with a free six month subscription to AVG Antivirus.  Click here for details.    
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