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Knotable Organizes Email for Collaboration – Disrupt 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWe all get the email threads: Someone gets praise or lands a new job and 50 replies of “Congratulations!” follow in the email. What if you were to export that thread to an area where people can collaborate and clean up the posts? That is what Knotable is all about. Created for those in email groups that need to collaborate better, Knotable (pr. note-able) will take over the thread, clear out the repetitive nonsense and previous replies, then set your post into the queue. Others can then vote it up and down or it can even get removed if a post is not accepted. The idea is to move the important parts to the top. In video collaboration (for example) you can have the popular remarks toward the top so the final product includes those. It also avoids two people asking...

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Maker Studios Acquires Blip.tv

This actually happened last week, but I finally got the email this morning stating that Blip will be acquired by Maker Studios – on of the largest YouTube MCNs, with over 4 billion views monthly through 60,000 channels. The announcement went as follows: I’m excited to announce that Blip has been acquired by Maker Studios, a next-generation media company and the world’s largest multi-channel network of online video content. This means exciting things for the future of Blip and our community of talented independent producers. Your passion for creating entertaining, informative, and engaging video is part of Blip’s DNA. We want that collaborative relationship to continue. A few things that are important to clarify: the core Blip toolset (producer dashboard, video player and monetization tools) will remain the same; Blip.com will continue to operate as a robust entertainment destination; and the industry-leading Blip sales team will be ramping up their sales game....

Posterous for Group Blogging – @blogworld NYC 2011 0

Posterous for Group Blogging – @blogworld NYC 2011

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSPosterous is a great online sharing blogging program. Email in your post and it shows up on the site. Pictures, audio and more. If you want to just blog, you can do that too. Jeffrey Powers talks to Caroline about Posterous. We talk about what’s happening at Posterous and coming up in the future. We even talk about group sharing of posts. Sponsor: GoToMeeting makes it easy to collaborate online with anyone, anywhere. Try it free (use promo code Podcast).

Donate to the Red Cross Safely Promo – Go to RedCross.org 0

Donate to the Red Cross Safely Promo – Go to RedCross.org

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSYesterday I got an email talking about the Japan Earthquake. Of course, it talked about a company that helps deliver the message to help your fellow brother in Japan. It then had a link that said it went to the Red Cross, but the link inside was a completely different url. Therefore, I decided to make a 20 second promo talking about these dangers. These emails turn out to be scammers phishing for money. Unfortunately, they can get thousands of dollars before the emails stop. It can be a profitable business. That is why education is the most important in stopping this travesty. If you don’t click on it, you don’t get scammed. I had no doubt if I was to click on that email link, it would have went to a site that looked like the Red Cross. If I would...

Google Sends Letter Addressed to Dan Hesse from Sprint? 0

Google Sends Letter Addressed to Dan Hesse from Sprint?

So I walked to the mailbox to collect the daily dose of bills and snail mail spam. Usually it’s a local ad flyer or a letter stating that a bill is coming (yes, I get those). I didn’t expect this letter… The email came from Google. Since I have accounts from Google, I’ve seen these letters before. But as I was closing the door, something caught the corner of my eye. The letter was addressed to Dan Hesse of Sprint. Why would Dan Hesse be having his spam sent to my house? Am I getting a new roomate? Why is he saying he is part of Geekazine? First thing I thought was I’ve been hacked and someone changed my settings. I logged into my Google accounts and it says my name, Geekazine address and more. Nothing saying Dan Hesse or CEO of Sprint. The letter inside was pretty...

More Facebook Security Woes

More Facebook Security Woes

The BBC reports that almost 20% of Facebook feeds serve up malware. The malware is coming from various independently-written apps, not from users home computers. From the article: The majority of infections were associated with apps written by independent developers, which promised enticements and rewards to trick users into installing the malware, BitDefender said. . . . These apps would then either install malware used for spying on users or to send messages containing adverts to the users’ contacts. Facebook has a thriving community of independent developers who have built apps for the social network. The vast majority enable users to tweak their Facebook pages, adding widgets, games or extra functions, such as delivering daily horoscope predictions. Facebook says it is working on the problem. I have eliminated most Facebook apps; most of the few I use are Facebook apps, rather than third-party apps. Speaking of Facebook, I...

Are You Ready for iSEO, SiSEO (Subliminal Instant Search Engine Optimization)? 2

Are You Ready for iSEO, SiSEO (Subliminal Instant Search Engine Optimization)?

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWe’ve had a week to ingest it. Google instant search. You can save 2-5 seconds on your search time. But do we get a whole lot more that we didn’t expect? Let’s say you are searching for Geekazine. Open up Google and as you are typing, you get (for top results): G – Email from Google Ge – Geico Gee – Geeks.com Geek – Geek Wikipedia Geeka – Geekatplay Geekaz – Geekazine Geekazi – Same Geekazin – Same Geekazine – Same 3 years ago when I started this website, I did a google search on Geekazine. It came up with only 2 results. I figured if I was going to work with SEO, I would create my own SEO word. Fast forward 3 years. I would say that Geekazine has done a pretty good job in that. It’s interesting on how...

Microsoft Hits, then Misses Mark with KIN 1

Microsoft Hits, then Misses Mark with KIN

Microsoft announces a semi-Smartphone – Bonus! Microsoft announces great pricing – Bonus! Then Microsoft gives the phone to Verizon…. ONLY. Then, Verizon puts a high price on the plan. What were they thinking? The Good Let’s start with the first part – Microsoft comes out with a phone for “the rest of us”. You can get to your facebook, Twitter and email without having a full-fledged smartphone. The Microsoft KIN will have a price of $50 and $100. While I wouldn’t get a phone like that, I do know some that would. All some do is go up on those social network sites. They don’t need the iBeer, or any other application. It also keeps the price of the phone low – $50 vs. $199. The Bad I don’t understand the next part. Microsoft unveils this great idea in the mid-grade market, then tells everyone it’s only on...

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-02-28 0

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-02-28

In a new social experiment, every Sunday at 11:59 PM, everything I posted on Twitter will show up on Geekazine. This will include updates and retweets. It is a test, so if you see any issues, let me know. First thing it looks like I need to do is make this post look a little prettier. Posted ‘Configure Backup with Mozy’ to blip.tv: http://blip.tv/file/3250319 # @Bwana nice video: RT I uploaded a YouTube video — Announcing Techpodcasts.TV! http://youtu.be/BuNB_PRb8hA?a in reply to Bwana # #POLL Should Apple Be this Aggressive with App store Applications http://bit.ly/geekpoll – #Podcast starting soon. http://www.geekazine.com # #PODCAST starting in mere minutes (Broadcasting live at http://ustre.am/mD4) # @johnobeto where? http://www.geekazine.com # At social media club Madison kickoff meeting #smcmad #madisonsmc # @douglasawhsport are u coming to bocarh? in reply to douglasawhsport # Installing #Slackware #Linux, Part 3: Target Drives http://bit.ly/cKZZmk # Posted ‘Talking to several...

Google Buzz is Already Messing Up My Email. Please Fix. Thank You. 0

Google Buzz is Already Messing Up My Email. Please Fix. Thank You.

Yes, I still use Thunderbird and Outlook for email. I like GMails web client, but I also like the hierarchal folder structure of the clients. But today, I had to rethink my processes due to Google and their new Google Buzz program. Now, instead of getting important email sent to the box, I got hoards of “Buzz From” emails. First thing I did was go scouring the site for a setting that would curb this blatent spamming of my email box. I was really hoping for something like Google Groups has – turn on a setting that lets me have a digest email for the day. I can live with that. But no setting that I could find. The only thing I could do is “Turn off Buzz”.  And like I said, I am not ready to give up Thunderbird and Outlook. They still have a lot of use. So...

D-Link Gives Home Security a boost with New Security Systems – CES 2010 0

D-Link Gives Home Security a boost with New Security Systems – CES 2010

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Home Security. It’s getting easier to install and configure. We’ve already seen some great plug and play security, but why not get it from a company like D-Link, who has focused on internet and it’s security for years now. Todd Cochrane talks with Stephen over how this new system can keep your family secure. All devices are plug and play and can be accessed over a browser. The system only cost $149.99 and you will have everything you need for protection. Cameras, motion detectors, keypad sensor and more. Further, any entry to the home and you will get an alert – either through email or SMS. Add the Z Wave system and you turn on and off devices when needed. Sponsor:  Get GotoAssist Express free for 30 days and complete the IT Toolbox – GoToAssist.com/techpodcasts. Get this content on TiVo,...

ASTAK First Self Configuring, Stand Alone Internet Camera in the ASTAK Mole – CES 2010 0

ASTAK First Self Configuring, Stand Alone Internet Camera in the ASTAK Mole – CES 2010

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS If you need a security camera now, then you might want to look at the ASTAK Mole. It is a fully plug-and-play webpage controlled web camera. Sending at 640×480 with night vision and motion detection, this camera can be used for anyone. You can record from your wireless system, but it also has an SD card spot for continued recording if your network goes down. Jack Ellis talks to Kirk about this great product. You can access it from your iPhone or computer. You can even get a photo snapshot sent to your email so you can keep abreast of what is going on. This camera MSRP is $299 and is available at Amazon.com. Sponsor:  You need this in your IT Toolbox – GotoAssist Express free for 30 days – GoToAssist.com/techpodcasts. Get this content on TiVo, Roku and Boxee – Subscribe...

Nvidia Tegra Processor in a ICD Ultra Tablet at Nvidia – CES 2010 0

Nvidia Tegra Processor in a ICD Ultra Tablet at Nvidia – CES 2010

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Tegra is a processor built by Nvidia . A single chip for processor and video means smaller devices. While it’s not at blazing fast speeds, it is something that gets you on the web, checks email and load up your pictures. However, Nvidia is known for their graphics processors. Therefore, don’t be surprised to see high quality pictures. You can also pull streams and watch video in 1080p. Todd Cochrane talks with guys at Nvidia on a tablet built by Innovative Converge Devices (ICD). This is called the ICD Ultra. Check these specs out – If you are looking at Apple tablets, this might be something better to get: 7″ Touchscreen with Android 2.0 Eclair NVIDIA TegraT20 1 GHZ 512 DDR / 512 NAND / 4GB Internal SD (non removable) / Micro SD Expansion 1.3 MP Web Cam Bluetooth 2.1 / Wireless 802.11...

Geekazine Wants to be on Your Show 0

Geekazine Wants to be on Your Show

Jeffrey Powers loves to talk. That is why you should have him on your show. He’ll talk. Geekazine has put an open challenge to anyone wanting another voice of reason on the show. Jeffrey is available to talk tech, or another topic if needed. If you have a podcast and would like to spice it up – If you have a panel show and need a guest – Jeffrey Powers is that man. give him a call at 608-205-4378 or email at [email protected]

Add Geekazine to your Google Wave 1

Add Geekazine to your Google Wave

Over the weekend I got my Google Wave invite. Today I got a few minutes to play with this program. I have added some people, but would like to connect with more. If you would like to add me to Google wave, the email is [email protected] I would like to preview a lot more and get more invites.

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100th Podcast taping – Win $50!

Just so you know, I will be up on uStream tomorrow for the 100th episode of the Geekazine Podcast. Don’t forget to send your email in by tonight for a chance at $50. If you have any news you would like to contribute to the show, feel free to call 608-205-4378 or email [email protected] The 100th Geekazine Podcast should be a blast!

16 Tech Innovations that didn’t quite stick 2

16 Tech Innovations that didn’t quite stick

You might remember the products. You might remember the hype. Then, you are tooling down highway 41 years later and all of a sudden you think to yourself – “Hey, whatever happened to…” Failed ideas. Maybe it was a great idea, but wasn’t made right, or design errors brought it down. Maybe it was just a bad product. Well, let’s take a stroll down memory lane and see if we cannot repeat these errors again. Oh yeah, why 16? Well because we could. The Computer Watch: Whether it was the Ruputer, the MSN Direct ‘Smart’ Watches, the Timex Data Link Watch or another gadget watch – BTW – I remember having a “Transformers watch”. It was awesome! Still, the Dick Tracey style communication watches, the “Computer on a wrist”, never really hit it off. I even remember a watch that gave you directions. You would put in the...

Geekazine Podcast Ep 77 – 3-11-09 – We’ve Been Duped By Yahoo! 1

Geekazine Podcast Ep 77 – 3-11-09 – We’ve Been Duped By Yahoo!

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSPothole Season – BarCampMadison3 – PivotalTracker – WordPress MU – Adobe Flash and Director If you like the CES Coverage, please support the site. Use Pod125 at GoDaddy.com 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 Put Your Financials into order – Edward Jones All Show Notes are also on Delicious

Monster Hack – Bitstrips 0

Monster Hack – Bitstrips

So Monster.com got hacked again. Although there was no credit card info captured, they did get enough info to call or email you and make it sound pretty darn legitimate. Of course, you are encouraged to log in, change your password (don’t make it the same as your email btw) and check to make sure your information is correct. I have completely changed my resume. Anyone need a Podcaster? This week’s Bitstrips is about the hack. If you notice, Monster had moved on from the Monster “Monster”. Maybe he’s become a disgruntled Monster? Maybe this Monster will take retaliation? HMMM….

Did the Geekazine 2008 Predictions Come True? 0

Did the Geekazine 2008 Predictions Come True?

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.

LIVE Show – 12-15-08 – With Peter Radizeski and Jaki Levy 0

LIVE Show – 12-15-08 – With Peter Radizeski and Jaki Levy

This week’s LIVE Show, we invite Peter Radizeski – http://www.rad-info.net/ and Jaki Levy- http://www.arrowrootmedia.com/. We talked about cell phones, the data on them, elections, Yahoo email, the Palm Nova and a whole lot more. About 10 minutes into the show, the ustream connection reset. Therefore the 1st video is introductions, while the 2nd video is the show.

Email Addiction Worse: Company Data on Personal Devices 0

Email Addiction Worse: Company Data on Personal Devices

I think my email usage has plateaued for the last year. Twitter, Plurk and other Social Network sites have picked up the slack. I don’t use email as a “Instant Messanger” for the most part.  I still use email of course and yes: I will check my email on my phone – my personal cell phone that is. Email can easily be ported outside the office to a Hotmail or Gmail account and you don’t have to be in the office to do it. There has always been an issue of how to keep company data in the company. After all, you’re paid to collect data for them. Taking a clients email or phone number can be considered just as bad if not worse than taking company equipment. IT can monitor and control data so they can take it away on a moments notice. But how many companies...

Ep. #50 – 9-10-08 – Lots of news and info on forums 1

Ep. #50 – 9-10-08 – Lots of news and info on forums

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Episode 46 – 8-13-08 – Call and Win 1

Episode 46 – 8-13-08 – Call and Win

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSNo Ouside show  😥 – Mic Cable – Donate old iPhone – PC reload news – Batman Poster – Call and Win! Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Get IT Certified – Careersaver.com – 25% off with Code “Geekazine” 877-654-2265 Hotline – 608-205-4378 – [email protected] Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry

Episode 43 – 7-23-08 1

Episode 43 – 7-23-08

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