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Top Home Tech Integration to Consider in Your Next Remodel

Top Home Tech Integration to Consider in Your Next Remodel   By Ryan Martin from – Guest Writer While you’re preparing to renovate your living space, go beyond brainstorming how you want your home to look. Think about how you want it to perform and function. Home automation can make your daily life simpler and your surroundings more intuitive, allowing you to spend less time thinking about convenience, comfort, and even safety—and spend more time doing the things you ; There’s never a more opportune time to integrate home tech than during a remodel. Home Improvement Leads is here to help you discover top-of-the-line applications and appliances to add to your ;
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Windows 8 Know IT Guyde

There is a lot of info out there around Windows ; For my own personal reasons, I wanted to get the BEST of it, all in one ; A place I could refer back to and a place I could refer ; It’s a working document, growing and changing as time ; It can also be influenced by ; Leave a comment here of your favorite Windows 8 resource, send me a link in twitter (@jcollison), post it out to our Facebook group or send it to me in an email, However you choose, I will give you credit for the find and post it ; Let’s enjoy the ride! Updated 7/7/2015 Find a Store, Hours and Location of a Microsoft Store. Windows 8 Basics The Windows Home Page at Microsoft Windows 8 on Wikipedia The Windows Blog – All things Windows from a Microsoft Blog Windows 8 Tutorials ( – Renny Phipps) – Hours of in depth Tutorials!   Windows 8 Software (due to released October 26, 2012) Windows 8 upgrade offer – Link no longer works Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 October release schedule revealed () Get Ready for Windows 8 (Enterprise) (Technet) Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $ (Blogging Windows) – Link no longer works Add Windows Media Center to Windows 8 Pro Free until January 31st Blogs  How to Reset Windows 8 with a Custom Image The Best of GroovyPost for Windows 8 Your SSD drive will need >20GB free space on C: to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8, here’s some clean-up tips  (Paul Braren) Overviews / Helps / How-to    Windows 8 Productivity: Who moved my Cheese? Oh, there it is! (Ernesto Morin) Comprehensive List of Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts (Tim Black) Windows 8 Tip: Picking A Backup Strategy () Windows 8 cheat sheet () The Key to Windows 8 for New Users is Patience, Patience, Patience () Windows 8: Frequently Asked Questions Video Quick Look at Windows 8 RTM () (Renny Phipps) Learn Windows 8 in 8 minutes – Blog and Podcast Windows 8 Demonstrations – Technet Podcasts 89 Home Tech Podcast: One Big Windows 8 Surface Tablet 92 Home Tech Podcast: Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface is here! 93 Home Tech Podcast: Microsoft Surface Demo / Hands On Reviews Windows Blogs Blogging Windows Blog Windows Experience Blog Surface Tablet Welcome to Microsoft Surface – The Official Microsoft Site for All things Surface Windows 8 for Developers Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation for Developers – Download Windows 8 Enterprise 90-day evaluation Downloads for Windows 8 style app development – Find the SDKs and tools for Visual Studio 2012 Windows 8 app developer blog – Insights on building Metro style apps for Windows 8, by the Windows 8 engineering team How to develop a Windows 8 App in 30 Days () How to find out when your version of Windows expires () Windows 8 Jump Start – designed specifically for experienced IT professionals Channel 9 – Build 2012 Coverage (Video) Microsoft Virtual Academy Windows 8 Downloads Developer Blogs Devhammer’s Den Windows 8 Developer Preview (released September 23, 2011) Running Windows 8 Developer Preview in a virtual environment Windows 8 Consumer Preview (released February 29, 2012) All Consumer Preview links have been forwarded to the Release Preview below. Windows 8 Release Preview (released May 31, 20) Windows 8 Release Preview – Microsoft’s Front page to all things Release Preview Windows 8 Release Preview ISO images Windows 8 Release Preview: Frequently asked questions – Here are answers to some common questions Windows 8 Release Preview forum –
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Home Gadget Geeks

How to Listen to a Podcast for the Average Guy, Outtake – HT131

Jim (@jcollison) is joined this week by Andrew Morris(@unrealshots) and Mike Howard from for Home Tech episode #131 So if you are new to podcasts you might be wondering what is the best way to listen to them, you have found the right podcast.  Yes, you are listening to a podcast to learn how to listen to a podcast!  Listen live, listen via your computer, listen on your mobile device or even a few more we mention on the show.  Send your questions or comments to Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Yurbuds Ironman Inspire Duro Performance Fit Sport Earphones with Cloth Cords, Red/Black – Listen Mobile: Itunes – BeyondPod – In the Play Store – Pocket Cast – In the Play Store – ;hl=en Doggcatcher  – Icy Dock MB153SP-B DAS Array – they call it the fat cage Mike’s purchase on the outtake: Black & Decker TLD100 Thermal Leak Detector by Black & Decker –   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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Home Tech

The Average Guy’s Windows 8 Know It Guyde

There is a lot of info out there around Windows #160; For my own personal reasons, I wanted to get the BEST of it, all in one #160; A place I could refer back to and a place I could refer #160; It’s a working document, growing and changing as time #160; It can also be influenced by #160; Leave a comment here of your favorite Windows 8 resource, send me a link in twitter (@jcollison), post it out to our Facebook group or send it to me in an email, However you choose, I will give you credit for the find and post it #160; Let’s enjoy the ride! Updated 6/30/2015 Find a Store, Hours and Location of a Microsoft Store. Windows 8 Basics The Windows Home Page at Microsoft Windows 8 on Wikipedia The Windows Blog – All things Windows from a Microsoft Blog Windows 8 Tutorials ( – Renny Phipps) – Hours of in depth Tutorials!   Windows 8 Software (due to released October 26, 2012) Windows 8 upgrade offer – Link no longer works Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 October release schedule revealed () Get Ready for Windows 8 (Enterprise) (Technet) Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $ (Blogging Windows) – Link no longer works Add Windows Media Center to Windows 8 Pro Free until January 31st Blogs  How to Reset Windows 8 with a Custom Image The Best of GroovyPost for Windows 8 Your SSD drive will need >20GB free space on C: to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8, here’s some clean-up tips  (Paul Braren) Overviews / Helps / How-to    Windows 8 Productivity: Who moved my Cheese? Oh, there it is! (Ernesto Morin) Comprehensive List of Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts (Tim Black) Windows 8 Tip: Picking A Backup Strategy () Windows 8 cheat sheet () The Key to Windows 8 for New Users is Patience, Patience, Patience () Windows 8: Frequently Asked Questions Video Quick Look at Windows 8 RTM () (Renny Phipps) Learn Windows 8 in 8 minutes – Blog and Podcast Windows 8 Demonstrations – Technet Podcasts 89 Home Tech Podcast: One Big Windows 8 Surface Tablet 92 Home Tech Podcast: Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface is here! 93 Home Tech Podcast: Microsoft Surface Demo / Hands On Reviews Windows Blogs Blogging Windows Blog Windows Experience Blog Surface Tablet Welcome to Microsoft Surface – The Official Microsoft Site for All things Surface Windows 8 for Developers Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation for Developers – Download Windows 8 Enterprise 90-day evaluation Downloads for Windows 8 style app development – Find the SDKs and tools for Visual Studio 2012 Windows 8 app developer blog – Insights on building Metro style apps for Windows 8, by the Windows 8 engineering team How to develop a Windows 8 App in 30 Days () How to find out when your version of Windows expires () Windows 8 Jump Start – designed specifically for experienced IT professionals Channel 9 – Build 2012 Coverage (Video)  Microsoft Virtual Academy  Windows 8 Downloads  Developer Blogs Devhammer’s Den Windows 8 Developer Preview (released September 23, 2011) Running Windows 8 Developer Preview in a virtual environment Windows 8 Consumer Preview (released February 29, 2012) All Consumer Preview links have been forwarded to the Release Preview below. Windows 8 Release Preview (released May 31, 20) Windows 8 Release Preview – Microsoft’s Front page to all things Release Preview Windows 8 Release Preview ISO images Windows 8 Release Preview: Frequently asked questions – Here are answers to some common questions Windows 8 Release Preview forum –
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