Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSEO – if you are a webmaster, you know that can make or break your site. If you do not follow the formula of SEO, you could get blacklisted from search engines like Google. BMW’s site was Banned by Google in 2006 for their linking scheme to boost rank. Other items: Woz leaves Apple, Bill Gates Pie in the Face and the first Internet Webcast is the Victoria Secret fashion show. Brought to you by GotoMeeting – Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts.
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI want to start by thanking Jeffrey for giving me the opportunity to contribute to Geekazine. I am an avid consumer of podcasts, both new media (such as the Geekazine Podcast) and old media (such as radio shows). I get to listen to all the stuff I like when I have time to do so. This morning, I listened to a fascinating interview exploring the recording industry and how it got that way. You can go here and search for January 28, 2008 or listen to the Podcast here (MP3). Here’s how the program was described on the website:
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrought to you by Citrix’ GotoMeeting – Free 30 day trial – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. You’ve been working at your job for years. You’ve made lots of money for the company and are the most loyal employee they know of. Yet, tough times are ahead and the company decides you are one of the 10% they have to let go to stay afloat. It’s a frustrating thing to have happen, but what are you gonna do? Now let’s flip that: You are at your job and survive the cut, but now you are in the position to take up a part of that person who was laid off. As companies like Intel and Google are looking at trimming the fat, it makes the average consumer wonder – what will our customer experience be without 10% of the workforce?
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrought to you by GotoMeeting – Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. You might remember the famous 1984 Apple Mac commercial, but do remember the commercial the year after? Lemmings. Apple became the biggest one with their 1985 commercial. It made people upset seeing the commercial of blindfolded businessmen walking off a cliff. As the 1984 ad was yeilded as the best, the 1985 ad was yeilded one of the worst for Apple. Other items for this week, LISA, Disney buys Pixar, SuSE Linux Desktop Office, NeXTStep 3.0 and a lot more. That includes something special that happens in 1972… Of course, check out the Quickcast Podcast for all the events.
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrought to you by GotoMeeting – Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Interesting note about Jan 12th in 1997 – It’s a fictional fact – The HAL 9000 computer Production number 3 became operational on that day. It doesn’t go without controversy, as the movie decided to move the date of the computers’ being to 1992. Nonetheless, we can say Good Morning Dave. Other events Dave are Jack Tramiel steps down from Commodore, Apple’s Market capitalization surpasses Dell, Ralph Baer invents the Video game and Macbook Air debuts.
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Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrought to you by GotoMeeting – Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. MacWorld and CES have been in competition on this week for many years. With that, we have had a lot of great announcements come out of thise week. G4, Mac Mini, the Lisa computer and a lot more on the Apple side, where CES announced everything from new computers from Commodore (did you know there was a 264 and 364 computer?), Atari, IBM, Gateway and many other companies. We also saw Jobs and Woz reunite again at the MacWorld Expo, Time Inc and Warner communications merge to Time-Warner, then AOL buy it to form AOL Time-Warner. There is a whole lot of History this week, so check out the Podcast and get your fix on information.
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS…For 2008 that is… Finally feeling Normal – Las Vegas – New Years – More Panelists on the LIVE Show Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Get IT Certified – Careersaver.com – 25% off with Code “Geek08” 877-654-2265 All Show Notes are also on Delicious
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrought to you by GotoMeeting – Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. This week we had a lot of “Sold to this Date” stories on the 31st. Of course it makes sense – you have to show some justification or brag about how many Vic-20’s you sold to date. I know I would. It doesn’t mean there is a lot of Good History here. Bill Gates Anniversary, Jobs and Wozniak form Apple, Coleco sells the Adam line. I could go on and on, but then you would have no reason to catch the Quickcast. Therefore, here is the audio of the show.
Wow. It was about a year ago I asked for people to send in thoughts as to what to expect in 2008. I also made some Technology predictions. But the real question was – How far off was I? This is actually part 1 of a 2-part story. This first part reviews the predictions I made last year and how far off I was. Part 2 will have this years predictions, including predictions from CEO’s CTO’s TechPodcasters and even a Psychic. So without any further ado, let’s pick apart my idiocy from last year: OLPC will have some growing pains. The first part of OLPC will be the easiest. Maintaining the machines will be the trick. Microsoft coming onboard will muddy the water, but they might be able to do things like offer a better support network to third world countries.
*Personal Note: If you like this article, Please DIGG it. Thanks! There have already been Apps refused on the Apple iPhone store simply because of questionable content. Last week, a new App – iBoob – was the latest application to get axed. The program was simple. Shake the iPhone and watch the chest shake. While this app really is no different than watching an 80’s movie on Comedy Central, Apple has pretty much set the guidelines for their store that, if you don’t follow, you get booted. Then again, they pretty much said they will nix ANY application without explanation. Nonetheless, these apps will still try to find their niche in the Store. They will get booted – which in turn – Apple will continue to get bad press. Then Android’s store will come along and although they have a kill switch too, they might just be a...
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt’s a special episode of the Quickcast. Happy Holidays to all It’s 8 am on Christmas Day. You wake up and anxiously await going downstairs to take in the spectacular view of the tree and all its gratuities. The kids are running around, the dog is at your feet. You just stand there with the first cup of coffee of the day wondering “Am I getting a tie or a sweater this year”. But your family (and Santa) surprise you this year. They get you a 40″ flat screen TV and DVR. They get you an Apple iPhone. They get you a new laptop or desktop computer. It’s a Techmas for you and for your whole family.
On Tuesday, Apple did what it said they were going to do for the last 2 years – pull out of MacWorld. Of course, Apple will attend this years’ event, but they really dropped the ball by stating Steve Jobs will not be doing the Keynote address. So now MacWorld is left with the senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, Phillip Schiller. MacWorld Should Say to Apple “We’re Mad As Hell and we’re not going to take this anymore…”
I got to play with a Developer Android G1 on Sunday (Thanks Abraham!). It was an interesting experience and something totally different from the iPhone. Here is what I saw:
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrought to you by Gotomeeting. Go to Gotomeeting.com/techpodcasts for an Unlimited free trial. It was Dec. 2nd 1991 and Apple had thoughts of pushing video content on machines as they launched the Quicktime Application. Since then it’s gone through regular updates, including Quicktime 4, where it was introduced into the Windows environment. The newest version of Quicktime X (or Quicktime ten) will be coming out first quarter of 2009. Other events that happened this week – the applications for ability to bid on the 700 mHz spectrum ended. AMD was told they could not use Intel’s 486 microcode in their systems. Apple enhanced their line of G4’s with ATI Rage 128 video cards. Finally, AT&T announced they will begin to pull payphones until the end of 2008, where they will completely be out of the Pay phone market.
I saw you back in Comdex in 83 – You were a exciting new technology – a marvel to me with a touchscreen. Ohhhh, ohhh But times have changed and you are now put to the side – the integration with the phone makes it real nice – and you get tossed in the scrap pile to die. Ohhh, ohhh I used your applications ohhh, ohhh And all your revelations…. I did have a PDA. I had a few of them. Palm, iPaq, Axim and a host of others. However, 2 years ago I got my first Smartphone. That pretty much put my last PDA to the side. Earlier in the week I read the article “5 things the Smartphone Killed“. While I am not in total agreeance of the list just yet, I do agree on a lot of their items and I can see the Smartphone...
Tonights show was another great one! We had a lot of friends show up and a bunch of new ones! Brokenshovel was getting a new motherboard, so we talked about the i7 that just came out. We also talked about Apple’s cores and AMD’s struggles. Someone came on the show concerned they were hacked. We talked about what an IP address does and what the person should do to be more secure. Finally, in hour #2 we found out that Jerry Yang, CEO of Yahoo! has decided to step down. We talked about who the successor should be. Larry Ellison from Oracle was suggested. I think the best person for the role is Martin Sargent. He has a lot of contacts and can make Yugo a young company again. All this and a lot more on the LIVE Show. Hour 1
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In the first hour I join onto another uStream cast of GSPN.tv and we talk about Apple. The main subject was iPhone. We talked about applications and how you can use the phone. Hour 2 was back at the desk talking tech. We discussed the Circuit City closings, Video displays and so much more. Hour 1
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhen I go out to find a new PC – Many Years from now. Will it be equipped with a floppy drive, 2 gigs of RAM and 1 gig WiFi. Can it process a Terrabyte of data or will it be real slow. Will it be a PC, Intel or AMD, and will it be 64 bit. Windows 7 is just around the corner. It will have something like 20 versions of it. Most important, it will have 32 bit versions as well as 64 bit versions. Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts.
It’s been a year and a few months since the first iPhone was sold. Since the release of the 3G model, I’ve been seeing people with iPhones I would have never expected have one. The iPhone has brought up a new way to use the internet, the phone and a computer. Apple is under a lot of scrutiny: AT&T being the sole carrier, the Apps store program take downs and the 3G services being poor. Yet the iPhone still is the 2nd best selling phone behind the Motorola RAZR. Apple itself is set to continue through these tough times. There has been a lot of good and bad said about the iPhone. I have seen a lot of Forum posts, even more twitters and more. I decided to go ahead and ask a small group of people over at Help A Reporter what their thoughts were. I asked...
To unveil the new look, we dressed up the studio with all the best Halloween gear and had a good ole fashioned party. We were going to bob for Apples, but I didn’t have any apples. Oh well. We did talk about Stocks, Apple, CodeWeavers free software tomorrow and a lot more. Hour 1
Yesterday on the Podcast, I talked about an email I received from iTunes. The story is an old podcast I ran up until last year was still up on their site. I took everything down to make it go away and the listing stayed up on the site. I continued to get 404 errors (page missing) from my site error page, so I put the XML back up. Finally on Monday I recieved the take down notice. It was really surprising since iTunes never really cleaned up the mess before. I had a few people ask me to post the letter, so here it is: Dear Podcast Owner
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