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Ask the Podcast Coach for Aug 9, 2014

This week on AtPC: Dave talks about troubleshooting your podcast as well as Skype issues with a Heil #160; Dave talks some about Chit-chat at the beginning of your show as well as a callers question about Membership sites vs #160; A caller asks the question, “Should I use Spreaker for RSS for iTunes?” and someone in chat asks the question, “How do you tell a friend to leave Blog Talk Radio?”  Stitcher has a new player that we cover and a caller asks how to get rid of a fan noise in a #160; 60 minutes of #160; Listen 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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Home Tech

Average Guys (and Gals) meet the jpeg2RAW Podcast: Win a Drobo S

The Average Guy Podcast Network  and jpeg2RAW have teamed up to offer our fans a chance to win a huge giveaway!  A DROBO!  But not just any Drobo, a Drobo #160; Everyone needs a backup plan for their home whether you take a lot of photos or just have lots of files you want to protect. Of course, we need something from you before you can enter the #160; You can qualify in 3 easy steps: Required to Win  -  Contest is now #160; Winner announced on 8/16/2012 on the Home Tech Podcast #160; Like both of our Facebook Pages -  The Average Guy Podcast Network and jpeg2RAW Increase your odds of winning by getting multiple entries (not required).  #160; Write a creative iTunes review for both podcasts (listed in the links below), you will get another entry in the giveaway. To leave a review at the iTunes Pages – Click the link below and then select ’View in iTunes’ (Must have iTunes)   Home Tech Podcast jpeg2RAW – OR – #160; Subscribe to each of the Podcast’s YouTube Channels (listed in the links below) and you will get another entry. Home Tech Podcast jpeg2RAW   The winner will be chosen at random from all #160; All winning entries may be #160; Void where prohibited and limited to US addresses #160; Send your questions or comments to Giveaway ends August 14, 2012 at the conclusion of the jpeg2RAW Podcast live show (starts at 7:30pm CST)  Winning entry will be announced live on The Home Tech Podcast, Thursday night at 8pm CST. As always, restrictions #160; Hard drives not included with the Drobo #160; jpeg2RAW and The Average Guy Podcast Network reserve the right to disqualify any individual #160;  Be nice! Links to subscribe to the podcast: The Average Guy Podcast Network – Home Tech Podcast iTunes – Stitcher – YouTube – RSS – jpeg2RAW – Audio Feed iTunes – Stitcher – RSS – Video Large Feed iTunes – RSS – YouTube – Video Small Feed iTunes – RSS –
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Home Gadget Geeks

The Home Tech Podcast is on the Move!

We are starting to make the change over the Podcast hosting from Podomatic to our hosted #160; For those who have subscribe to the Home Tech Podcast via RSS or iTunes, this will require that you establish a new #160; Please find the new feed at the link #160; This feed will stop working on September 30, #160; for iTunes or for RSS.   If you need help with this or have any questions, email Jim at
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Home Gadget Geeks

Facebook Forums, A New RSS Feed, Netflix makes Changes, Spotify launches in the USA, Speed Tips and Cammster – HT036

Jim, Andrew and Christian are joined by Rich O’Neil for this weeks’ installment of the Home Tech Podcast. After exploring the concept of a show, “Random with Rich” discussing random Tweets and stream items from Google+, the guys kick it off, discussing some of the issues Rich has had with his router and streaming media from his Windows 2011 Home Server, and the good and bad of Universal Plug and Play (UPnP). Listen Mobile: After discussing the possibility of setting up some Average Guy Forums, a Facebook group for The Average Guy Podcast Network has been set up, which will allow followers of the show to interact with the hosts, and allow us to notify folks of up and coming events such as Live Recordings, Podcasts being published, and new posts to The Average Guy website. Jim discusses the new RSS Feed for the Home Tech Podcast.  For those of you who use iTunes, you can click to subscribe to the new feed.  For other Podcast downloading applications, please click on the RSS Feed and pick your Pod Catcher of choice! Moving on, the guys discuss the release Spotify in the US.  Spotify is an online music streaming service that currently offers free accounts (via invitation), which gives you six months of unlimited streaming (which is defined as 10 hours).  There are also subscription accounts available at $5 and $10 per month which include a PC client and offline downloads. Netflix has announced that they will be separating their streaming and DVD services, which changes the pricing structure to $ for each service.  More details are available on the Netflix Blog.  For those of you who use Netflix, be sure to check out what has changed, and what it means to you. Rich talks to us about Songify from Khush, which is an iPhone and iPod Touch application which turns speech into a music track.  While talking about the iPhone, Rich talks about his experiences with Jailbreaking his iPhone, and the associated experiences with the phone hanging, and the fixing step of upgrading the iPhone to the current version using iTunes, in order to return the phone to its’ natural state, restoring it to stability. Rich reminds us of Hostsman, an application that allows automated updates of the Windows hosts file to protect you from dubious sites on the Internet, as well as telling about how you can Create Shortcuts to bypass User Access Control (UAC) in Windows. From Christian’s Corner, Christian gives us an update on his current coding projects, the first being an update to Magic Wake on Lan for Windows Home Server, as well as his latest coding project, adding an additional player to Subsonic. The Deal-of-the-Week is the Antec Unbeatable Notebook Cooler 200 from , which will slip right into your laptop bag, and is powered by USB. 4 1/2 star rated on Amazon, a good buy at $ Christians’ Speed Tip of the Week is more of a time saving tip, being spell checker add-ins for Internet Explorer 9,  from   While Google Chrome and Firefox both have inbuilt spell checking, these add-ins bring the functionality to Internet Explorer. Christian also fills us in on the latest news from Google, being the closure of Google Labs, as announced by our friends over at Information Week.  More details are available over at the Official Google Blog. Andrew brings us PlusFeed, a website which aggregates public posts into an RSS feed for easier consumption.  More details are available over at Andrew also brings us the motion detection image capturing service Cammster, which lets you setup a webcam to act as a security camera, sending you an e-mail with their free service, or alerts you via SMS for $2 for 200 SMS events. To wrap it up, the guys talk about some of the odd things that folks show via webcams online, as well as folks who use Twitter to allow their pets to communicate with other pets on Twitter, and some who stream their pets and other animals via services such as camstreams. 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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