Tagged: Facebook

Facebook
is a popular Social Network founded by
Mark Zuckerberg
.
Facebook had some legal issues regarding ownership, but still continues to grow.
Facebook is rumored to be so popular because the site focuses on who you are –
mainly your relationship status.

How To Mute Annoying Friends On Facebook

Even though we enjoy talking with our friends on Facebook, we all have those friends who are annoying. Maybe they constantly post things you hate. Maybe they never shut up. Maybe you scrolled past 200 baby pictures already this morning. Maybe a brand is doing way too much advertising. It would be nice to be able to mute these people, rather than unfollowing them which would be awkward and make them feel bad. Well, there is a way. Facebook is testing a new feature called “Snooze.” It allows you to temporarily mute your friends for a pre-determined amount of time. A day, a week, or a month. This gives you a little more flexibility when it comes to hiding posts you don’t want to see. It’s easy and like we said, no one’s feelings get hurt, because they won’t know that you’ve muted them. This is a great...

Switcher Studio Uses Your Phone for Facebook Live Cameras

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis is not a new idea, but it is a newer innovation. Systems have tried to incorporate mobile video in their production switchers, but there has normally been a fail, especially when audio is involved. Switcher Studio has worked out that problem and turned their program to all mobile devices. I first saw this program at SXSW when a one-on-one interview was being conducted. Two phones, one iPad (for switching the video content). The phones would connect to the iPad via WiFi, then the iPad would not only swap out the video, but also add lower 3rds, graphics, and pre-recorded scenes. I grilled Switcher Studio on the latency issues. The biggest issue being lag from a phone to the audio track being supplied. I was assured that as long as audio came into the iPad via Lightning or headset, it will...

Hyper Converged Build Day with HC380 LIVE!

vBrownBag Build Day LIVE – April 6th @ 12 PM EST (9 AM PST) On Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdjw-91VDC8 On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vBrownBag/videos/1872085743012467/ Don’t forget to Follow, Like and Share! Welcome to #HC380BuildDay! We will be spending the day at Hewlett Packard Enterprise incorporating the HPE Hyperconverged 380 into our vBrownBag dummy corporation. This will give you a real-world guide for when you have to install for your company. HC380 product page Hyper Converged Systems Home Page A little bit about the DL380 The HPE Hyper Converged 380 is based on the highly configurable HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 Server combined with VMware vSphere®, for increased storage, network, compute and graphics options, significantly improving flexibility in deployment. Make adjustments to storage, compute and network capacity to meet your business needs. As you grow, simply order identically configured nodes and know your expansion will occur automatically at power up. Optimized for I/O, memory, storage or...

How to Facebook Live Through iOS Using Wirecast Go, Teradek Live Solo

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFacebook Live is a great way to run video, but you have no options for a lower 3rd, overlay graphics, watermark or anything else. There are two iOS apps out there that allow you to do that from Wirecast and Teradek. I show you what you have to do to set up the Live from your profile, and then each app. What You Need for iOS Setup The common RTMP url is: rtmp://rtmp-api.facebook.com:80/rtmp/ Set up the RTMP security key, if you streaming from a Facebook Page, go to Publishing Tools (top of page) -> Video Library (left of page) -> “+Live” Button (top of page). If you are trying to stream from your own profile, you will need help with the setup. iag.me set up a button. Get the LINK here. iOS Apps to accomplish extra options like lower 3rds Get Wirecast Go...

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The Crazy Facebook Messenger App Rules and a Safe Way to Install

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSLast week Facebook turned off the Messenger within the main app to force the masses to download the new app. As I mentioned before, this is to control your phone’s contact list and ultimately your phone itself. But recent issues cropped up stating the apps terms of conditions were a little seedy. The Wall Street Journal talked about how when you install the app, it tries to take over your contacts. Within the small print, they found the app could use your information to their advantage. One policy would allow Facebook to message your contacts without your knowledge. I would guess that was to allow the Facebook notifications and Inbox to alert of new messages.Further, the app could take over your camera and audio at any time. This can get spun into a state where people would be in fear that...

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Google Hangouts, Photos and the Direction of Google Plus

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSGoogle has separated Hangouts from Google+ and is planning to do the same with photos. Will YouTube be the next in this Exodus? Where does this leave the social Network Google+? In June of 2011, Vic Gundotra and crew debuted Google+ and the Google Hangout. A video conference service for up to 10 people to “Hang Out”. As a beta user and original Hangout member, we used to spend a lot of late night hours bouncing from one hangout to another. Since then, the Hangout feature has vastly improved. They switched to their own VP8 codec, giving an HD quality to the service. Bringing in an open API, many have built some great apps around the video service such as lower 3rds, cameraman, and more. Google has also changed the way Hangouts initiates. They created an IM environment which takes over...

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Can Smartphones Be Slowing Us Down?

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSYou’ve seen it before – You’re running to get to a destination, maybe get to the next flight, walk the street to your next meeting. You run into that one person looking down at their smartphone, oblivious to the world and slowing everyone down. You would like to curse at them, but you know you do it yourself. Are smartphones slowing us down? I just read an interesting article on Dineability.com. A popular New York restaurant noticed the service to be slow. They decided to bring in a group to see why. This group reviewed the surveillance system and noticed a trend that not made the servers slower, but the customer. The group had the restaurant pull up tapes from 10 years prior to figure out the problem. What they found was that the customer was slowing the process down because...

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AirSig Password Wallet: Write in the Air to Authenticate, Open apps

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhen I pull out my phone I have to run the unlock code, find the app I want and open it up. AirSig has a better idea – Press a button and write Facebook in the air to open Facebook up. Air signature to even unlock the phone. Stating that everyone has a different writing style, AirSign uses the accelerometer to map out your writing style. After all – you sign your name different than others do. If the phone recognizes your signature then it can open up. Here is how it works – the user holds the phone similar to a pen. They push a button and air-write their name to unlock the phone. Different commands could open different apps. If you write Twitter in the air it will open up the social network. I got to see how it...

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Apple Beats: What is Tim Cook-ing up at Apple?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Last week I was in New York for TechCrunch Disrupt. I got some great videos and tons of awesome footage of Times Square. However, when I returned my back decided to rebel from carrying 40 lbs throughout the city. Its been a tough weekend of recouping. Before the back siezed up I was able to hit some Friday garage sales with my brother. We hit an ultimate score – 2 totes full of in-box Spawn and Star Wars figures. We got it for a deal and are figuring out the next steps. If anyone wants to buy some, let me know. Last night’s TWIGG had a lot of great news. The Glass teardown found the device cost $150 to make – $200-250 with software and R&D. We had to ask why Glass was still $1,500. HP sent me 2 new devices...

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Mobilizr – Get Paid for Your Selfie – Disrupt 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI found a great way to make money off my selfie. That is with Mobilizr – a company that helps you promote your favorite brands and get rewarded for it. Lets say you like Geekazine. Simply send a picture through the app to promote it. This is a beta service for use. There are some campaigns up on the site right now which you would download the iOS or Android app to participate with. Earnings on Mobilizr depend on what the campaign offers. You can even set up your own campaign for other people to like. For more information, check out Mobilizr.net  

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96 Hours of Hell and Websites

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS It was a horrible 96 hours as last Friday, GoDaddy decided to move my websites from a retiring server to a new box. The problems started from there. Wikazine is completely down. Geekazine gets 500 and 503 errors. But I still want to get a show out to you guys. So this will be a shorter version of the podcast. 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 285 Tech News:

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Twitter’s IPO: Is it Facebook IPO all Over Again? Geek Smack! 6th Anniversary Episode

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS 6th anniversary of the podcast is upon us! I started this show back in 2007 – named “The Show”. Fourth pair of Google Glass is going back to Google. This time, the camera died. I talk about it on TWIGG. My EmpireAvenue account is at 112 but more interesting is the numbers watching and listening increased. Crowdfund for CES is looking great – we’re planning T-shirts for backer levels. Getting closer to launching the new website to bring more validation to podcasts. I’ve been trying out StreetJelly in the last week – a website where you can listen to musicians playing live. You can even tip them tokens. I spent about 10 hours over the weekend working on my acoustic show once again. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes –...

Could Kevin Rose make a good CEO at Microsoft? 4

Why Kevin Rose Should be the Next CEO of Microsoft

Today, Steve Ballmer announced he will be retiring in 12 months. This was set to a lot of mixed emotion. In this world of high technology, CEOs seem to have a good exit plan – Bill Gates had Ballmer in mind when he retired and Steve Jobs had Tim Cook. Ballmer has no one in mind (that we know of). This could start people worrying about Microsoft’s direction. What Microsoft needs is s thinker. An innovator. Someone that will understand the corporate and consumer ends of technology. That is why I think Kevin Rose should be the next CEO of Microsoft. Why Kevin Rose as CEO of Microsoft? Kevin started early – creating Revision 3, Digg, Pownce and Milk. He has invested in ventures such as Gowalla, Twitter, Foursquare, OMGPOP, Square, Facebook, Chomp and Formspring. Rose took his company Milk and pretty much turned it into Google Ventures where he gets 300 million a year...

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Where Should Blackberry Go?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS I was interviewed on newspaper and TV this week for my Google Glass. Right after, the second pair broke. My diagnosis was a bad power button. Second pair off to Google. Also passed the 4 year mark on Day in Tech History. 1,500 episodes is coming up fast. 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 270 Tech News: Windows 8.1 -The updated Microsoft OS will be released in October Facebook Gets Speech – Facebook acquires Speech recognition company Mobile Technologies Apple Event – Apple’s September 10th event will focus on iPhone LG Stunt Injures 20 – LG thought...

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The Battle for the RSS Reader now Google Reader is Gone

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Last week I was in Detroit for Further with Ford. I got to hear a lot of great car technology and did some hands-on driving with a Ford F-150. I will be posting later this week the sessions, including those with Steve Wozniak. You can watch all the videos right now at YouTube.com/Geekazine. Also have a date on my Google Glass, but not without issue. TWIGG adds an MP3 side to its podcast. All this on the Pre-Firework edition of Geek Smack! The new Geekazine T-Shirts are in production. I was hoping to have one ready to show but the screen print is not ready yet. When you donate $20 to the show, you get a T-Shirt. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch...

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How to Embed Instagram Video on Your Blog, Upload to YouTube

Watch the Video on How to Put Instagram Video on Your Blog, Upload to YouTube Last night I recorded 15 seconds of my band on Instagram Video. A fun little project, but now I want to take these videos and put them in with others I created with the band. Further, I would like to embed the video up on the band’s website. Well Instagram Video makes it easy to do. Let’s show you both ways. Embed an Instagram Video: For this, you will use Chrome or Firefox. Navigate to your Instagram Video you want to embed. You can do this in Facebook, or from the Instagram page.  Secondary Click (aka Right-Click) on the Video Choose “Inspect Element”. A frame will appear on the lower half of the screen. This is a sandbox area for web developers to test out ideas. Secondary Click the highlighted line This will be the...

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Online Sales Tax – How, Why and Will it Work?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Started a new healthy campaign for the month of May. 10,000 steps a day for the month. So far, so good. Today, I’ll be doing it after the podcast so we’ll see how that goes. Its getting warm here and the switch to shorts has been made. Get fit! Learn how standing can help your back and lower blood pressure – JustStand.org 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 261 Tech News: Adobe Creative Cloud  Will retire the Creative Services (CS) disc license system and go Cloud subscription only – for $50 a month 3D Gun Fired Is making...

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Instagram Photos Are Now Public Domain?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS I am sad and a little glad my trip to NYC fell through. Last few weeks was a tough one. Trip back from Vegas wasn’t perfect but I’m home. Video for CAWorld can be found on YouTube or coming to Geekazine. I also got to play with Google Glass for a ever slight moment – Robert Scoble is getting the most use out of his pair. Slight tweaks to the website as I fix some lingering problems. 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 260 Tech News: Google Now on iOS A Google app that rounds up your other...

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Spotify’s Wants to Add Video Service, HBO-Go Wants to Cut Cable

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS This week I address the PyCon issue and my friend Adria’s stance. Also an update on the GoDaddy issues I had in the last 4 weeks. All SXSW video will be out by end of week. 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 256 Tech News: Amazon-CIA CIA works deal with Amazon to build Cloud Infrastructure – Tax free. Saudi Skye Ban Saudi Arabia contemplating a ban on Skype, Viber and WhatsApp because these programs offer encrypted access Don’t Laser Planes Man given 30 months for pointing a laser at pilots in-air NASA Commercial Crowdfund Group raising money to...

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WWE’s John Cena, Google Shoes – SXSW 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI attended a couple sessions today, one being how the WWE is crushing social media. Did you know the WWE trends more than most other sports? Did you know that WWE’s John Cena has more Twitter followers than Kim Kardashian? The panel included Cena, Stephanie McMahon (EVP,Creative Developer), Perkins Miller (EVP of Digital Media) and hosted by Khris Loux of Echo. They talked some impressive numbers on how WWE is not only taking social media to new levels but also creating ways for fans to be fully interactive. Turning to the internet and iPad app when the show is on break, for example. But the WWE’s numbers can speak for themselves. Almost 100 million likes on Facebook, 45 million Twitter followers. John Cena himself has 3.5 million followers – placing him around 246 in the top followers list. Whats more impressive...

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From PCs to Tablets and Google Glass

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS This last weekend was full of birthdays and car work. Catching up this week and having a hard time doing so. Next week is SXSW so I have to get the final plans put together. Also got another GoinSXSW and HP TechCast episodes up. 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! Part I: Goodbye Cookies How Firefox wants to reject 3rd party cookies Windows 7 Gets IE10 Microsoft lets Windows 7 users get the latest version of Internet Explorer Real Tingline Spidey Suit Outfit that uses ultrasonic reflections to make a suit ‘tingle’ $132 Twitter Client Falcon Pro Android app...

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Atari Files Bankruptcy to Save Themselves?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Welcome back after the Winter Hiatus! CES was fun and the North American International Auto Show was short but I still got a lot of great video. The bug decided to wait until I got back which hasn’t put me out but has slowed things down. Nonetheless there is a show to do and four weeks of news to catch up on. So let’s go for it! Thanks for everyone that joined the Podcasters Community. 900 podcasters and growing stronger daily! 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 248 Tech News: AT&T Switches to AllTel -AT&T purchases $780 million...

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Bad Facebook: Integrating Instagram and Sharing Photos with “Affiliates”

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS For all the podcasters out there – I started the Podcasters Community on Google+. Also found out I will be heading from Vegas to Detroit and the North American Auto Show – January 13-15th. It’s a new show for me and I hope to get some great video out of it. Only 3 weeks away from the CES action! Head to TPN.TV for the live stream! Please Fill out the Geek Smack! Survey 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 248 Tech News: No Samsung Ban Apple loses an injunction to ban Samsung devices in the US HTML5.1 First Draft...

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Are 3D Printer Gun Models A Menace?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Happy 12/12/12 day! Did some work in the studio this last week to spruce up the look. Also doing lots of recordings getting ready for the holiday season. Started the new Google+ Community for Podcasters – Thanks to everyone that has joined in! Tonight I’ll be chatting on Twitter with Mignon Fogarty – Be a part of future Podchats! Only 3 weeks away from the CES action! Head to TPN.TV for the live stream! Please Fill out the Geek Smack! Survey 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 247 Tech News: Apple Update on the Way Apple TV will add...

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The Daily Dies – Were they Set to Fail?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Taking some time to look at the studio set and video shots. Needs a little upgrading so I will be moving things around. Don’t forget we’re only 4 weeks away from the CES action! Head to TPN.TV for the live stream! Please Fill out the Geek Smack! Survey 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 245 Tech News: WiFi 802.11ac at 1.3Gbps This new chip with 4×4 antenna system will allow transfer of 1.3 Gbps Steam Out of Beta PC Gamers can use Steam on the HDTV Movie Studios Opt Out Lionsgate, 20th Century Fox, BBC Films, Sony Entertainment and...

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