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3 Different Countries, Plex, 4 and 5 TB Hard Drives, Windows 8, HP Microserver N40L, Live Support Call, Outtakes – HT098

Jim, Christian and Andrew are joined this week by Bill Paulman (@BillPaulmenn) and John Zajdler (@Dieharder) for show 98 Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund: Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Listen Mobile: Warning!  This is a long podcast.  2 minutes of outtakes in the beginning, a very full podcast and a 20 minute support call with IX Webhosting at the end.  I hope you enjoy listening as much as we did creating it! Pogoplug Giveaway 4 and 5 TB Drives Team Viewer 8 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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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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Christian’s Back, Skype to Rule Them All, Cloud Storage Options – HT095

CHRISTIAN IS BACK!  Jim, Christian and Andrew are joined for this podcast with guest Jay Moore. We have made some changes to the LIVE page! Catch us live, Thursday nights at 8pmC/9E at We are now streaming to both LiveStream and YouTube at the same time so you can choose. Let us know if it is working for you. MozyPro–secure online backup for businesses Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Listen Mobile: 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 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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Microsoft Surface Demo / Hands On Reviews – HT093

Jim is joined for a special edition weekend podcast with guests Mike Martis from BYOB, Kevin Schoonover, Mike Howard from the jpeg2RAW podcast and Paul Braren.  This podcast is all Microsoft Surface and is best consumed via YouTube.  Watch it here: MozyPro–secure online backup for businesses Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Listen Mobile: 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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Windows Update Services, Windows 8, Office 2013 and the Tonido Plug – HT090

Jim and Andrew are joined this week by Renny Phipps for Show 90 of The Home Tech Podcast. MozyPro–secure online backup for businesses Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Listen Mobile: Renny talks about installing Windows Server Update Services on Windows Home Server 2011, using a guide put together by our friends over at WeGotServed.  For those of you with multiple PC’s in the home or office, this allows you do download system updates once from Microsoft Update, and also to control how and when updates are deployed to your PCs. The guys talk about some of the recent changes to Window 8, as well as some of the new hardware like The Ultimate Ultrabook™ coming to the market from companies like Vizio. Renny tells us about re-purposing an old modem router into a wireless access point to extend his home wireless network to an area with poor coverage from the rest of his network. Andrew talks about his new phone, another Android phone, the Samsung Galaxy SIII, and the differences between the Samsung and his old HTC Desire, and the features that are an improvement, plus the ones that may or not be useful.  Andrew and Jim talk about the Samsung advertisement for the Galaxy SIII. The guys talk about Microsoft Office 2013 being released to manufacturing.  If you have a TechNet or MSDN account, and like testing out new software, check it out. Andrew introduces us to the Accurate Outlook Duplicates Remover, which is a free utility that identifies and deletes duplicate emails in a PST file. Jim talks about the Tonido Plug, which is a low powered, Linux based personal cloud device, that holds a inch hard disk, and plugs into a power point and network connection.  For those who the Tonido Plug is not available, the software is available for download from Tonido, and runs on Windows, Linux and Mac, and has mobile clients for all of the popular devices. If you listen to the show on Stitcher, and enjoy the show, please vote for us! 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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One Big Windows 8 Surface Tablet – HT089

Jim is joined this week by Mike Howard for Show 89 of The Home Tech Podcast. We are all Windows 8 Surface Tablet demo this week.  Jim purchased an HP TouchSmart 310 off of Craigslist and installed the RTM version of Windows 8 and turned it into one large Surface Tablet.  Since most of the show was a demo, very little show notes for the week.  Make sure you watch the YouTube video for all the details. MozyPro–secure online backup for businesses Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Listen Mobile: Specs on the HP Touchsmart 310 (Found Here) Operating system installed – Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64 Processor – AMD Athlon II X2 245e • GHz Chipset – AMD M880G Memory – 4 GB DDR3 750 GB SATA (7200 rpm) Slim Tray SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology ATI Radeon HD 4270 (up to GB) cm (20″) touch-enabled diagonal widescreen HD LCD Display 6 USB , 1 Headphone, 1 Line-out, 1 Microphone, 1 RJ45 10/100/1000 Base-T network interface Wireless LAN b/g/n 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 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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