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Mike Howard from jpeg2RAW talks Mirrorless vs DSLR and Photography Gifts for Everyone – HGG382

   Mike Howard from jpeg2RAW found at  and at @jpeg2raw on Twitter as we discuss the battle between Mirrorless and DSLR ; We also look at the software used to edit and store his photos as well as some gift ideas for the photographer, from stocking stuffers all the way up to the big ticket items for yourself or loved ones!  All this and more! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison  and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #382 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network
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Looking for Some Portable Podcasting Equipment? See It In Action at Infotec 2013 in Omaha

I recently spent two days interviewing 20 some Keynote and Session Breakout speakers at Infotec 2013 here in Omaha.  Many has asked about the gear I used.  Here is the list. Jim’s Portable Audio equipment list. Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone by Audio-Technica  Alesis Multimix 4 USB FX 4-Channel Mixer with Effects Plus USB Audio Interface by Alesis  ART HeadAmp4 Headphone Amplifier by ART   Sony MDRZX100/BLK ZX Series Stereo Headphones by Sony  Yurbuds Ironman Series, Color:Red, OS by Yurbuds   Here is what it looked and sounded like:  
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Home Gadget Geeks

Home Tech Podcast: jpeg2RAW Photography for the Average Guy

  Jim and Christian are joined this week by Mike Howard, Tim Kemperle and Kathleen Bowie, all from for a special of The Home Tech Podcast.  The hosts of jpeg2RAW joined this week to talk photography for the Average Guy. The Drobo Giveaway concluded and the winner was: Amish Gangar.  Congratulations Amish. Listen Mobile:   We are also going to do a Rich’s Random Podcast Generator on Tuesday night, August 21 at 7:00pC/8E and giveaway some LastPass Premium codes while we interview Amber Gott from LastPass here at   Amber will be selecting listeners from chat to win a free annual subscription to Last Pass Premium. Christian talks about his new resume site:  Kathleen Bowie’s site is Review on Cameras?  DLSR Photography Demystified: At the end of the podcast, when Jim was so graciously thanking the guests for taking part in the show, it all of a sudden turned ugly…   The Average Guy Facebook Page The Average Guy 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 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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Cyber-attacks, Online Security, Wuala goes Mobile, Top Ten Tablets, Facebook Events, 7stacks, Password Management and DNS Benchmarking – HT024

Jim, Andrew and Christian are joined by Gordon Schmidt for this weeks installment of the Home Tech Podcast. The guys kick off with Christian giving a quick insight regarding the change in his development methodologies for his Windows Home Server add-in, Magic Wake-On LAN given the change in technology between original Windows Home Server and the new Windows Home Server 2011. Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E at Listen Mobile: Jim talks about the latest news regarding the recent cyber-attack on the Sony PlayStation Network and the steps you can take to make sure your credit card details are safe, such as regularly changing your password on your online services, and using complex #160; For those of you who use the PlayStation Network, Sony are providing regular updates on their Blog. The guys talk about their method of choosing and storing passwords, such as local software options like KeePass, and cloud based password management solutions such as LastPass, which integrates into your web browser, and supports all the common Operating Systems and web browsers both PC based and mobile. To protect yourself online, the guys recommend: Never e-mail your credit card details to anyone Check the links in emails that claim to be from online services like PayPal, and your bank, and ensure you are going to the correct site If you are using a secure site, such as your online banking, or any service that transacts sensitive information make sure that your web browser shows you the site is secure, normally this is a padlock somewhere in your web browser, or the full name of the site for the new version of Firefox Above all, if something looks too good to be true, it usually #160; Remember that Walmart will never send you an email offering you a free $1000 gift card, your bank will never email you asking to confirm your password, and Microsoft will never try to sell you a product that is normally free. If you think your card may have been compromised, you should: Place a fraud alert with the three major credit bureaus, being: Experian at 888-397-3742; Equifax at 800-525-6285; and TransUnion at 800-680-7289 Check your credit reports – US residents are entitiled to one free credit report per year from Annual Credit Report Check your online banking statement Lodge a case with your bank as soon as you notice unusual transactions on your statement Jim talks about Wuala finally releasing a mobile client, allowing you to access your cloud data on the go. Andrew talks about the latest ZDNet Top Ten Tablet Leaderboard for 2011, which is supported by the TechRepublic Photos of the 10 Hottest tablets of 2011, bringing us the ZDNet ranking of the current and future tablet offerings from all the major players. Christian shares his views and experience of buying new brand name versus the same brand name hardware that has been manufacturer refurbished before being retailed, as well as their observations of the differences between the Operating System as it comes installed from the manufacturer versus installing it yourself. For those of you who use Facebook Events regularly, the folks over at Lockergnome have shown us how to synchronize your Google Calendar with your Facebook Events. Christian brings us his Deal-of-the-Week, a Seagate 2TB external hard disk from Tiger Direct for $ Christian’s Tip of the Week tells us how to time the startup of a Windows 7 PC, using a script found over at SevenForums, so you can now quantify and qualify the startup tips from the past.   Christian also brings us a very cool program, 7stacks, that enhances the jump list feature found in Windows 7, allowing you to nest folders, program groups and the likes into your jump list. Gordon brings us some more chat about LastPass vs KeePass vs RoboForm for password management, and the guys compare the three solutions with the built-in web browser password managers. Gordon also talks about namebench, an Open-source DNS Benchmark Utility, which gives you a benchmark of how your ISP DNS servers perform, against services such as OpenDNS, Google Public DNS and several other public DNS #160; Changing your DNS servers can dramatically speed up your Internet browsing experience! 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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