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Paul Tien from Morro Data with New CacheDrives and Hybrid Cloud Storage Options – HGG343

Paul Tien from Morro Data @morrodata joins Jim Collison @jcollison and Mike Wieger @WiegerTech for show #343 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network      Paul Tien from Morro Data @morrodata joins Jim Collison @jcollison and Mike Wieger @WiegerTech for show #343 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Full show notes and video at Tags: Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, Morro Data, CacheDrive, NAS, Cloud NAS, Home Server, Windows Home Server Follow Morro Data on Twitter – Morrow Data Pricing – Wasabi and Morro together – Last time Paul was on HGG –  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
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Windows 10, Microsoft Band and Home Servers on Open Mike Night!

Jim recently joined Mike Wieger, fellow Omaha Podcaster for episode 34 of Open Mike Nice found at ; Jim and Mike talk about the latest with Windows, both Windows 8 and the new Windows 10 Tech Preview, a bit about the new released Microsoft Band, some about Home Servers and NAS devices and a little preview on some future chat about ; Big thanks to Mike for having me on the show and it was a ; You can find of Mike’s podcasts at   Jim’s Twitter: #!/jcollison Mike’s Twitter Contact Jim at Find this and other great Podcasts from the Average Guy Network at
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The Home Server Connector Explained in 7 minutes – HTT005

John Zajdler (@Dieharder) is our tipster for this week the new Home Tech #160; John’s tip revolves around the different ways the Windows Home Server and Windows Server 2012R2 Essentials client connectors #160; Demo included in the video. Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund: WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? We now have Video Large / Small and Video iTunes options at 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 Listen Mobile:       Facebook Page:  Facebook Group: If you’d like to subscribe to the show, see the links at Or, you can now stream the show online at at ;refid=stpr 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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Windows Server Solutions add-ins by Office Maven, HP Proliant Microserver G8, StableBit Scanner – HT130

Jim (@jcollison) is joined this week by Christian Johnson and Windows Home Server MVP John Zajdler (@Dieharder) for Home Tech episode #130 With John Zajdler on the show, you know we are going to talk some about Home Servers!  We also catch up with Christian and here about his new plans for the fall as well as some big announcement from Jim.  It’s a jam packed show, so let’s get started! Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Listen Mobile: What’s New and a LIVE First Look at Windows Preview, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Preview with Hyper-V – HT124 BYOB 128 John Z’s Review Unit: 32GB DataTraveler Workspace – by Kingston – Reviews sponsored by your use of our Amazon link: Christian’s Announcement] Christian is the headliner in a ComputerWorld article!  – Businesses adopting robots for new tasks General Announcements] sponsors the Average Guy Network at the 2013 Meetup  Rides to the meet up – get signed up at the – If you need or can give a ride fromf the airport on Friday / Sunday –  Big thanks to Phil Churchill from for covering Home Tech! – Good to hear from Chris Chamlee from the Friendly Computer Center, LLC () in west Texas – he reads the show notes – Do you?  Let me know: Home Server Discussion] The Office Maven has released all new versions of their Windows Server Solutions add-ins for use with Microsoft’s Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials and Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard/Datacenter (with WSEE) server operating systems – – John called Jim, Dave TechHead have an article on the HP ProLiant MicroServer G8 where they take a look at the CPU, the disks and controller, the memory and networking capabilities as well as all the other hardware features in HP’s newest MicroServer. – Windows IT Pro have a review of the HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 and the HP PS1810-8G Switch. A first look at the HP Gen 8 Microserver – The Bio Mode discussion for the N40L –  The Gen 8 on Newegg: The beta build of StableBit Scanner for WHS2011, SBS 2011 Essentials, Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials and WS2012 Essentials has had an update.  Version /2941 – WHS 2011 Media Collector addin in development at WGS. – Subsonic – UR3 for Server 2012 Essentials available at Connect.  Microsoft Server and Could Platform –   Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview: Your cloud on-ramp is under construction – Christian talks about his tech that he used this summer] Show wrap and Announcements] sponsors the Average Guy Network at the 2013 Meetup – Join us for the Meetup – Icy Dock MB153SP-B DAS Array – they call it the fat cage Roku 3 Review by Amish – Chomecast has been delayed to October 17th now (Update) Amazon said it will ship sooner! Update on tech scholorship fund – we are off and running!  Sport-Fi S6 Giveaway.  Tell a friend, have them email with the show number they listen to and win!  Make sure they mention you Thanks for listening! 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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Hangoutasaurus with Mike Howard from jpeg2RAW.com and Drobo Meetup Interviews in Omaha – HT116

Jim (@jcollison) is joined this week by Mike Howard from for Show 116.  Mike recently spent sometime working on his podcasting studio at home and created what he now calls a Hangoutasaurus for his weekly shows on photography.  Using 5 PCs, a mixer and a mic, Mike is able to broadcast and record his podcast in a very unique way.  You will be surprised to hear how he did it.  Have a listen. Jim was also able to spend time at the Cali Lewis / Drobo meet up in Omaha recently.  He recorded several interviews from that event and they have been added to the end of this podcast.  I think you will enjoy them. Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E at Listen Mobile:       Join the Average Guy Facebook Group and you can win!  We are at 138 members right now, when we hit 250, everyone in the group gets entered into a drawing for $100 gift card from Amazon for active members.  Tell your tech friends to join us there and they could win too!  . If you are listening to the audio, here is a pic from Mike’s Studio. 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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