Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSAs we move away from wired headsets, we look for devices that will not only deliver great sound, but also stay in our ears. Last year, Earin came on the scene with a wireless earbud and power capsule to go with your new iPhone 7 or Lenovo Moto Z (both devices without headphone jack). The folks at Earin came on the scene last year with their M-1 earbuds. Bluetooth earbuds with a charging case for up to 9 hours of listening pleasure. This year at CES 2017 Bluetooth Conference, Earin shows off the new M-2 earbuds. These headphones now include a microphone technology so you can take calls, talk to Siri or Android Assistant, or record audio for podcasts or voice messages. The microphone drivers include a proprietary noise removal algorithm technology so you can have a phone conversation in a noisy...
Apple was founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. The company had a rocky start, but soon found their place in the PC world. Jobs was forced out of Apple, but came back after creating the NeXT OS. It was incorporated into today’s Mac OS software. Jobs also introduced iTunes, the iPod, theiPhone andiPad. Steve Jobs is considered one of the most prolific speakers today.
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Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSToday I’m looking at Sampletank 2 – an iOS app that allows you to create grooves and samples for your DJ or acoustic rock shows. With over 1,900 high quality samples, you can create, save and play your works through your iPad or iPhone. Connect up a iRig Keys or iRig Pads for more control. Sampletank can be run in 2 modes – recording (Song) and live. In the live mode, set up your instruments and patterns you plan to play. You can change or mute them upon a touch. You can also adjust pan, volume, EQ, and reverb to get the right sound. Layer mode allows you to assign items to your MIDI controller, then recall by simply hitting a button. In Song mode you can create loops or samples. Create new patterns or choose from the pre-programmed patterns to spruce...
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSChecking out the Arlo Smart Security Camera System Also reviewing the Scottevest Featherweight Morning Geeks! Episode 14 show notes: Stardate -306425.37 – CONTEST – Enter to Win an Exploding Kittens Card Game! – Happy Birthday Wil Wheaton, Martina McBride, Geddy Lee – Sega Portable Genesis – This person built his own mini- Nintendo – Replacing all your photos with Steve Buscemi – Blizzard’s New Warcraft Statue – Oregon Trail: American Settler Card Game – The Fairy Penguin New to This Week 7-29-2016 – Virus – Jason Bourne – The Huntsmen Winter’s War – Lo and Behold: Reveries of a Connected World – Jerry Doyle Passes Away – Miss Cleo Passes – Go on, Name Your Kid Pokémon – Apple Inc. Celebrates 1 Billion iPhones – Verizon buys Yahoo. Is the Madness finally over?
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWould you send a naked selfie to get your next loan? It’s a thing in China and some people are getting caught up in it. Also talk about Orlando, my trip to Las Vegas, LG Urbane, and the hot coffee that came from the fridge. Morning Geeks! Episode 8 Show Notes: – E3 Gaming news from Microsoft, Playstation – WWDC and news of iOS 10 – Weird Al’s upcoming box set – Finding Dory – The CGI Carl’s Jr. Burger – Star Trek: Bridge Crew – Pete’s Dragon first look – Superman comes to Supergirl – Superman is the best equipped superhero
Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS I got my 5th pair of Google Glass last week, but they didn’t come from San Francisco. I talk about it all on TWIGG as Luke shows off the Texas state fair. Got a Fitbug Orb in the mail, so I’ll be testing out my health for the next couple weeks. Crowdfund has taken a lot of free time – iPad365 has been on hiatus until now (because I probably should talk about the new iPad, right?) I’ll be speaking next week on Google Glass, so the show may be a day late. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! episode 280...
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Otterbox has some great cases for those who use their mobile devices in industrial jobs. Otterbox debuted their line of iPhone5 defender cases to Todd. The new defender series double battery life and gives estimation of when you have to charge. Otterbox Defender case contains a micro-USB connector so you don’t need to take the lightning cable with you. Otterbox Defender cases for iPhone 5 will be available soon as approved by Apple. The MSRP is $129. For more information, check out otterbox.com [cessponsor] Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network.
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWe’ve talked with Worth Avenue Group for the last few years about insurance for mobile devices and other electronics. Everything from your smartphone to that 50″ TV and more. Nick and I am joined on the Live TPN CES action with Quang Ha about what Worth Avenue Group is all about. They cover theft, vandalism, fire and more. Worth Avenue Group is about unlimited incidents which makes it cheaper than Apple care plus. [cessponsor] If your device gets damaged, contact Worth Avenue Group and they will help in finding a local company to fix your devices so you get it back as soon as possible. It only takes one time to break a device and the need to get it fixed as soon as possible. Video by Nicholas DiMeo of F5 Live and Jeffrey Powers of Geekazine Watch me smack an iPhone with Worth Avenue Group
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSBattery recharging units are a necessity for some. I remember when there were one or two companies – now there are several trying to help charge your smartphone or tablet. Take MyCharge for example: They unveiled a whole new line of portable charging solutions. Different colors and designs to fit your lifestyle. MyCharge has the cords built-in. They also have the ability to charge 3 items at once. Of course Apple changed to the Lightning connector. MyCharge is working to bring that 9-pin version to you, expected around spingtime. Depending on the charger you decide on, the price can range from $39 to $129. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network [cessponsor]
While at TechCrunch Disrupt, I got the opportunity to watch the fireside chat with founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and CrunchFund founder Michael Arrington. This is the first time Zuckerberg has spoken since Facebook went public (so when Facebook went public, Facebook went private). I have taken a few key moments out of the video for you. In Hindsight Would You Do Anything? We are going to do things we think to build value over the longterm. Over the next 3-5 years the biggest question on everyone’s minds is how well we do on mobile. We’ve been in this quiet period for the last 6 months since right up to we started the IPO. A lot of stuff has changed. 6 months ago on mobile, we launched our new set of apps, so we were still in a pretty bad place. Apple hadn’t announce the iOS integration and...
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIt’s just like Apple’s Airplay, Shodogg is a video delivery platform. It allows any smartphone fetch videos, then toss to any connected screen, then share with your friends. Any screen that can connect to the web, iPad, PC, Set top box or more. iOS and Android devices. It’s in Alpha, March will beta iOS, then Android after. You pair the device with an 8-digit code. The screen shows a QR-code for easy connection. Once your devices are linked, you can send video to them – Seamlessly. If you move to a device, the video will orientate to the system. Vimeo, YouTube partners, with a Quicksilver partnership and more coming soon. Best part is they don’t have to be on the same LAN. So you could send video to someone in another house, city, state and country. Friends will be able to see the playlist, through...
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS powerbag_logo This is a great little item for those of you who are on the go a lot. Especially if you cannot charge your devices at regular intervals. Powerbag is simply a backpack, or shoulder bag with a power unit inside. With the power bag, you can be charging your devices while on the go. Whether it I pad, iPhone, android, Blackberry, or whatever the device, you can be assured that your device will be fully charged all day long. Get Powerbag at Amazon Dan from powerbag showed off this great device at CES. You can connect up to four different devices to charge at the same time. There are a selection of charging tips, including Apple, and USB variants. backpacks, messenger bags, briefcases in all shapes, sizes and colors. the power bag is available now starting at $139. Interview by Todd...
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGeared toward the musician, the CastIV sidekick allows you to put your iPhone or iPod in eyeshot so you can practice your tunes. Even a Korg guitar tuner fits well in the sidekick. Just place the belt on the strings, push together and clip with the mount. If you would rather have the iPod, Android device or iPhone on your microphone stand, well, they make an interchangable clip so you can cuff it on the stand, put the device in place and start playing. For those iPad or other tablet owners out there, you can also get the Tab station – a mount for your iPad that connects to a tripod or microphone stand. The Guitar Sidekick and smart station are $24.99, with the Tab station for $34.99 [cessponsor]
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn the next year, we’ll start seeing Thunderbolt devices enter the market. Thunderbolt – previously called “Light Peak” technology – brings a faster connection to our devices like hard drives, peripherals and more. That is why we were excited to see Mike Mihalik from LaCie as he showed off the new Thunderbolt-connected hard drives for the Apple Mac. It started with the Little Big Disk and 2big, which contained two internal 3.5″ drives. Also announced was the eSata Dock, a docking station that connects legacy SATA devices via Thunderbolt. With write speeds of 252 Mb/s and read speeds of 459 Mb/s (shown in the video), these drives will not slow you down. Add to that, LaCie has brought innovations to CES for a few years now – you know this drive will be a great addition to your gear. In 2011, they showed USB 3.0 Memory Sticks...
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NuGuard Gripstand helps stand your iPad, and also gives it a carrying case.
HP did the right thing by bringing the PC market off the for sale list. But how is the group going to fair at this point?
This week on Geek Smack! Microsoft might just make $444 million off of Android devices. Also, Steve Jobs book is out, Netflix drops shares, Rubik cube juggling and Pixar lamp costume
Security flaw in the iPad2 with the magnetic cover as someone can bypass the security code.
Gartner put out a report this week showing the top PC manufacturers world-wide. While Lenovo has overtaken 2nd place from Dell, HP still is the world-wide leader. So why did HP want to sell this division?
We look at the Apple event and if Tim Cook did a good job in showing off the iPhone 4S.
Today we lost a true visionary. Steve Jobs lost his life earlier today. Apple has put out a full statement. I have updated the infographic on the life of Steve Jobs. You can find the new version at DayinTechHistory.com. Of course, you can also go to: A Byte Out of Steve Jobs Life We at Geekazine are deeply sad to hear of the passing. I never met Steve, but I have followed his career since the 80’s. It was my hopes to meet him, alas fate took over. I wish everyone that lost a father, a CEO, a friend and a mentor my thoughts and prayers. RIP: Stephen Paul Jobs – 1955 – 2011.