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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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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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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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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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Home Tech Podcast Special: Nokia Lumia 800, Windows Phone 7, Navigation, Nokia Drive, Bing Maps

Jim is joined again for another installment covering the Lumia 800 and Windows Phone 7.  He is joined by Christian, who appears on the Thursday night podcast of the Home Tech Podcast.  He was also joined by Mike Martis from BYOB and a new guest Tim Black. We spent the first half of the podcast talking about Navigation options with the Lumia 800.  We talked about the Lumia 800 size differences with other phones, Nokia Drive, Nokia Maps, Bing Maps and Local Scout. Listen LIVE every Thursday night at @ 6pP/8pC/9pE Listen Mobile:   Tim and Mike talked about their experience with both the Samsung Focus and the HTC Titan (not the Titan II). Jim also spends some time comparing the iPhone, Samsung Galaxy sII and the Lumia 800. 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 The Show Announcements and Schedule: #!/TheAverageGuyTV 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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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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Skype Endless Updates, iPhone vs Android, Drobo Server, Android ROM’s and Photo Imaging Software – HT047

Jim and Andrew and Christian are joined by Mike Howard from Jpeg2RAW for this week’s installment of the Home Tech Podcast. The guys start off with some Skype chat, relating to the aggressive update cycle since Microsoft acquired Skype, and draw some comparisons to the Group Chat feature within Google Plus, as well as talking about the Facebook and Skype integration. Listen Mobile: Jim tells us that his wife is buying a new iPhone 4S, and the merits of iPhone vs Android vs Blackberry devices, and discuss the recent Blackberry Outage, and if the advancements in iPhone and Android could be the writing on the wall for Blackberry. Jim talks about his new server wish list – a small form-factor PC to connect to a Drobo – check out the discussion over in our Facebook group. Christians’ Deal-of-the-Week is the AMD AM3+ 8 core CPU from NewEgg, being the first 8-core CPU to the consumer market; ranging from GHz through to GHz, a very cost effective processor, with fantastic bang for buck! Christians’ Speed Tip of the Week is the news of Adobe Flash Player 11 which includes native 64-bit browsing, enhanced playback and GPU Acceleration. The guys discuss some more Netflix news, relating to plans for Quikster being dropped, and the release of the .XXX domain name suffix – for the more scandalous of the Webmasters amongst us. Andrew talks about installing a new ROM onto his Android phone, in this case an HTC Desire, to gain more space, and better performance from the phone. The ROM Andrew installed is SGBS (Stock GingerBread Sense), which is specific to the HTC Desire, however there are also aftermarket ROMs such as Cyanogenmod which cater for most handsets on the market. If you’re running an Android phone, and looking for a different ROM, it may be something worth looking at – be cautioned, this may damage your phone, so make sure that you research and perform any ROM update at your own risk. Whilst talking about Android, Andrew brings some late breaking news, being the Android Operating System being ported to the HP TouchPad, again by the Cyanogenmod team.  Check it out over at the Cyanogenmod blog. Mike tells us about a new feature that Adobe is working on for future releases of their Photoshop product range, being an unblur feature.  For those moments when the camera moves as you take the shot.  The guys talk about the immersion of the Photoshop products in the consumer market, as well as alternatives including The Gimp,   The guys discuss their retention theories around digital media, be it disposable, or having an extended shelf life.  Images are something that most of the guys would not want to lose, however an album of music is something that most of the guys wouldn’t want to lose.  Andrew see images as being a memory triggers, and Mike and Christian see images as being priceless, whereas Jim is not as concerned about potential loss of images.  The guys discuss the changes over the years with the migration from 35mm to digital photography. Mike talks about the changes covered by Engadget that Microsoft are going to bring to the Metro UI, that people love or hate in the Windows 8 Developer Preview. The guys end the show with a little more talk about Google+, and the news that Duke Nukem is coming to the Android platform. Don’t forget our feed location has changed – 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
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