Home Gadget Geeks

Microsoft MVP Rich Hay, Microsoft News, Windows 10 and Lumia Testing – HGG245

Listen Mobile:   Richard Hay, Microsoft MVP for Windows from and on Twitter at joins Jim Collison  and Mike Wieger from for show #244 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 or call in your questions or comments to be played on the show at (402) 478-8450 Full show notes and video at Catch the show on Blab at –   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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Cyber Frontiers

Windows 10 Privacy Snafus, Cloud Security Dilemmas, and the birth of Mr. Robot – CF025

This week on Cyber Frontiers Christian is joined by Ashton and Jim to discuss the security and privacy of Microsoft’s latest creation – Windows 10. We dive deep into whether the OS is really secure, specifically looking at the new technologies available in the OS, privacy agreements shipped with the product, and whether or not Windows 10 is a product or hybrid cloud service. We even try to decide if Christian believes Microsoft created a Windows 10 privacy snafu versus a fully fledged debacle. Ashton counters the Microsoft storyboard with a review of Apple OS privacy to date, and makes similar comparisons to what has been revealed in Windows 10. Furthermore, we discuss some of the emerging Man-In-The-Middle (MITM) attacks taking place on cloud providers, and what this may mean for cloud enabled operating systems like Windows 10. We wrap up on a positive note though, and discuss USA network’s new psychological cyber security thriller Mr. Robot! Cyber Frontiers is all about Exploring Cyber security, Big Data, and the Technologies Shaping the Future Through an Academic Perspective!   Christian Johnson, a student at the University of Maryland will bring fresh and relevant topics to the show based on the current work he does. Please leave a REVIEW (iPhone or iPad) – ;type=Podcast&ls=1&mt=1 Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund: WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? We now have Video Large / Small and Video iTunes options at You can contact us via email at or call in your questions or comments to be played on the show at (402) 478-8450 Full show notes and video at Listen Mobile:     Windows 10 Privacy Debacle — Not just Windows: Yosemite concerns Unsaved documents shared uploaded to apple servers as part of “hand-off” service List of concerns and workarounds for yosemite. Even disabling spotlight searching and using duckduckgo does not save you from having your searches sent to apple. Mr. Robot on USA Network MITM Attack on Cloud providers — Attacks on network instead of computers   Jim’s Twitter: #!/jcollison Contact Christian: Contact the show at Find this and other great Podcasts from the Average Guy Network at Music courtesy of Ryan King. Check out the Die Hard Cafe band and other original works at: / 
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Home Gadget Geeks

Summer Gadget Bash and Back to School Gadgets Reviews – HGG226

Mike Wieger from Wieger Tech and the Open Mike Night Podcast #160; joins Jim for show #226 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 or call in your questions or comments to be played on the show at (402) 478-8450 Full show notes and video at Home Tech Tips at the bottom of the post: Listen Mobile:   Home Server Show meetup in Indy – Officially at Holiday Inn Express, Fishers Indiana. September 12   iDevices iGrill Mini by iDevices We talked about this here:   GoPro HERO4 SILVER by GoPro for $ Built-In Touch Display: Frame your shots. Easily adjust settings. Play back videos and photos. Improved Camera Control: New dedicated button enables quick access to camera settings. Simplified menus make navigating settings easier than ever. Fast, Powerful Photo Capture: Captures high-quality 12MP photos at speeds of up to 30 fps. Built-In WiFi + Bluetooth: Delivers enhanced connectivity to the GoPro App, Smart Remote Protune – Now for Video + Photos: Cinema-quality capture and manual control of color, ISO limit, exposure and more. Night Photo Lapse: Customizable exposure settings up to 30 seconds for single and Time Lapse Photos. Auto Low Light: Automatically adjusts frame rates for optimal low-light performance. High-Performance Audio: New Audio System captures clean, high fidelity sound and nearly 2x the dynamic range. Ultra Wide-Angle Glass Lens: Enables engaging, immersive footage of you and your world. Selecable FOV: Three FOV settings – Ultra-Wide, Medium and Narrow – allow for a broad range of perspectives. HiLight Tag: Mark key moments while recording for easy playback, editing, and sharing. QuikCapture: Power on and record automatically with the press of a single button. SuperView: Captures the world’s most immersive wide-angle field of view. Durable + Waterproof to 131′ (40m): Designed to withstand extreme environments and conditions. Wearable + Mountable: Enables immersive self-capture during your favorite activities. Compatible with all GoPro Mounts: 60+ mounts and accessories – and counting – for capturing a wide variety of perspective and activities. GoPro App + Software: Control your camera remotely. View and share your content. Easily create gorgeous GoPro-style videos. GoPro HERO4 Session by GoPro for $ Smallest, lightest GoPro yet Durable and waterproof to 33′ (10m), no housing needed Easy one-button control, power up and capture videos or photos with a single press Professional quality up to 1440p30, 1080p60 and 720p100 video 8MP photos with 10 fps Burst Lexar High-Performance MicroSDHC 633x 32GB UH… by Lexar GoPro Headstrap Mount + Quick Clip by GoPro GoPro 3-Way Grip, Arm, Tripod by GoPro Black Pro All Accessory Kit for Gopro Hero4 S… by Black Pro   Suit and Scrubs Podcast –   UE MINI BOOM Wireless Bluetooth Speaker – B… by UE for $ Huge Sound: UE MINI BOOM is the small speaker that delivers unexpectedly bold, jaw-dropping sound with crystal clear highs and deep bass Add a Second Speaker – Wirelessly connect two UE MINI BOOMs together in stereo via the UE MINI BOOM app to double up the awesomeness with even huger sound Party Longer – The rechargeable lithium-ion battery pumps out up to 10 hours of party-driving beats Better Wireless – Stream music from any Bluetooth enabled device from up to 50 ft.; 50% farther than most other Bluetooth speakers Music Everywhere – It is the perfect companion for your on-the-go lifestyle-ultra-compact design, simple controls and a crystal-clear speakerphone Pebble Smartwatch Black by Pebble Technology Corp View notifications from email, SMS, Caller ID, calendar and your favorite apps on your wrist. Download watch faces and apps to suit your style and interests. Control music playing on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora and more. Rechargeable battery lasts 5-7 days on a single charge Compatible with both Apple and Android devices Compatible with both Apple (iOS 6 and higher) and Android devices (OS and higher)   Jim uses a Garmin Forerunner 220 Red – Garmin has a new 225 out – Garmin Forerunner 225 by Garmin for $ WRIST-BASED HEART RATE – Run without a strap – the Forerunner 225 uses a built-in sensor to measure heart rate at the wrist GRAPHIC INTERFACE – A colorful gauge shows your zone at a glance: warm-up (gray), easy (blue), aerobic (green), threshold (orange) or maximum (red). GPS – GPS-enabled, Forerunner 225 provides accurate distance and pace data. You can also view your run on a map when you upload to Garmin Connect. ACCELEROMETER – A built-in accelerometer provides distance and pace data when you’re running indoors, with no need for a separate foot pod ACTIVITY TRACKING – It doubles as a watch and activity tracker. Count steps, calories and distance throughout the day. The move bar with vibration alert motivates you to move when you’ve been sitting too long. (sleep monitoring as well)   Need to get updates to your Echo?  Google+ Community:   We will talk about this with Mike Howard on a future #160; Philips 432682 Hue Personal Wireless Lighting… by Philips   Eno from Eagles Nest Outfitters –   Windows 10 Tip – Make your password a #160; Available in Window 8, but not in 7 Windows 10 Know IT Guyde –   Join me on Ask the Podcast Coach on Sat 9:30C – HGG224 – Mind Hacking –   Home Tech Tip Shorts       is powered by Maplegrove Partners web hosting. Get secure, reliable, high-speed hosting from people you know and trust. 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Home Server Show

Windows 10 Launch Day with Susan Bradley–Home Server Show 286

Wondering what’s going on with Windows 10 and the Windows Home Server?  We have the answers #160; Click over for a listen. Find the audio and links to the video at Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund: and in Canada at Follow Jim at Follow Dave at This podcast is a member of The Geeks Network.
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Home Gadget Geeks

Amazon Prime Day, Windows 10, Gallup News on the Digital Wallet, Amazon Echo – HGG222

Mike Wieger from and the Open Mike Night Podcast #160; and Jim for show #222 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 or call in your questions or comments to be played on the show at (402) 478-8450 Full show notes and video at Listen Mobile:   Bitcoin on the Silicon Prairie – Edward Weniger – Infotec 2015 – Cyber Frontiers – Amazon Prime Day on July #160; Did you take part in it?  It came in with mixed #160; Not as many deals as people #160; Mike picked up a Tascam DR040 dr40 .  They had Echo’s were on sale too at $#160; Get an Echo at     You can find a Know IT Guyde for the Echo at complete with release notes direct from #160;   Sales Tax Free day for the State of Iowa – Many folks from Nebraska head across the river to get the no sales tax deals.   There is also a Windows 10 Know IT #160; #160; Send me your updates of helpful links you #160; The upgrade to Windows 10 is going to be #160; Get the details here The Windows Mobile Apps – A really good podcast that is covering Windows 10 is Windows Observer –   What is the status of the Digital Wallet for most consumers?  Gallup did a survey of 15000 consumers and ask a bunch of questions Visit the Gallup News Site – ;utm_medium=topic&utm_campaign=tiles ;utm_medium=topic&utm_campaign=tiles   Make and Share Payments at Venmo –   Nintendo President Satoru Iwata passes away at 55   Home Server Show Meetup – Officially at Holiday Inn Express, Fishers Indiana. September 12   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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Know It Guydes

Windows 10 Know IT Guyde

I spent some time three years ago making sure everyone had a simple guide for finding everything they would need for Windows 8 and you can find that here: ; I thought it might be nice to make another one for Windows 10 and keep it up to date as ; It’s a working document, growing and changing as time ; It can also be influenced by ; Leave a comment here of your favorite Windows 10 resource, send me a link in twitter (), post it out to our Facebook group or send it to me in an email, and will get it updated! Waiting for the upgrade?  Here are some links you might want to check out! 1 When will I get my free upgrade? 2 How long does it take to install the upgrade? 3 What if I have more than one Windows device – can I upgrade them all? 4 What edition of Windows will I get as part of this free upgrade? 5 Will my PC or tablet be compatible with Windows 10? More questions? Check out the FAQ Absolutely can’t wait? You have a couple of options to get your upgrade sooner:   1 Visit a Microsoft Store for free upgrade services.   2 Use the Media Creation Tool to install immediately on one or more devices (recommended for tech-savvy users only).   Last Update: 7/31/2015 Find a Store, Hours and Location of a Microsoft Store.   Windows 10 Basics – Reserve Windows 10 – Features – FAQ   Windows 10 Software (Prerelease Windows Insider) – Download Windows 10 Insider Preview ISO – Keep Track of all the Build Numbers   Overview / Helps / How-to – How to create a Windows 10 (Build 10240) bootable USB drive by making your own clean install ISO today – Office Mobile Apps are out! – Backup and Recovery – Calendar – Taskbar – Start Menu – Quick Access     Blogs – The Windows Blog – WinBeta – Windows 10 Update – Windows Central Blog – CNET –  
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Reviews & How-To

The Average Guy’s Windows 10 Know it Guyde

I spent some time three years ago making sure everyone had a simple guide for finding everything they would need for Windows 8 and you can find that here:   I thought it might be nice to make another one for Windows 10 and keep it up to date as well.  It’s a working document, growing and changing as time passes.  It can also be influenced by you.  Leave a comment here of your favorite Windows 10 resource, send me a link in twitter (), post it out to our Facebook group or send it to me in an email, and will get it updated!   Last Update: 7/1/2015 Find a Store, Hours and Location of a Microsoft Store.   Windows 10 Basics – Reserve Windows 10 – Features   Windows 10 Software (Prerelease Windows Insider) – Download Windows 10 Insider Preview ISO – Keep Track of all the Build Numbers   Blogs – The Windows Blog – WinBeta – Windows 10 Update – Windows Central Blog – CNET –   Overview / Helps / How-to – Backup and Recovery – Calendar – Taskbar – Start Menu – Quick Access
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