Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | 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 Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network.
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHP unveiled the Envy 14 Spectre at CES, a new 14 inch Ultrabook. The Spectre comes with either Core i5 or Core i7 processor, 128 GB or 256 GB SSD, 4 or 8 GB of DDR3 RAM, Mini DisplayPort, USB 3.0, and more. The screen is made of Gorilla Glass to be a durable machine. The Spectre only comes with 64-bit Windows versions, which you choose on setup. With a nine hour battery life for standard jobs, this could be a good road companion. The keyboard contains LEDs behind each key to make them easily visible in low light. Sound by Beats audio. This was a Best of CES winner by Cnet. Spectre starts at $1399. Visit HP for more info. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network.
We walk through the newest Ford Assembly line plant, where they can make all 3 types of cars in the same plant. Hybrid, Electric and E-nergi
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMotion creates scanners and tablets for those in the commercial and industrial areas. Rugged devices for the construction workers, medical professionals and those who need a mobile solution in their jobs can use these tablets to keep up with the work. The CL900 is one of those tablets. The 2.1 lb tablet contains a 1.5 GHz ATOM processor, 1 GB RAM and 30 GB SSD. The tablet will be available in Q2 for $1000. You can also add other items like Fingerprint readers and mag stripes. Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring
Motion creates scanners and tablets for those in the commercial and industrial areas. Rugged devices for the construction workers, medical professionals and those who need a mobile solution in their jobs can use these tablets to keep up with the work. The CL900 is one of those tablets. The 2.1 lb tablet contains a 1.5 GHz ATOM processor, 1 GB RAM and 30 GB SSD. The tablet will be available in Q2 for $1000. You can also add other items like Fingerprint readers and mag stripes. Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS I have used labelers for many jobs. As an IT Admin, I would label a PC with an easy to ready number for my inventory. As a musician, I would label cords so I know they are mine and where they go to. But now Brother has taken it one step farther – labels for the crafters. The Brother P-Touch has the Simply Stylish line of Labelors. PT-90 for school or home labelling. The PT-1290 adds creativity called Decco Mode. Use the labels to decorate, craft and a lot more. Todd Cochrane talks with Linda at Brother about these great products. The PT-90 is $29, the PT-1290 is $39 and a PC connectable for $79 (which is a straight up printer for your PC). Sponsor: Get GotoAssist Express free for 30 days and complete the IT Toolbox – GoToAssist.com/techpodcasts. Get this content...
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...
Vocus is a provider of on-demand software. Forbes recently named Vocus one of America’s 25 Fastest Growing Tech Companies. The company works on a “Web based software suite”. “We are actively searching for highly motivated employees across all areas of the business as we grow both revenue and profitability in 2009.” says Cal Shilling, vice president of Human Resources. Vocus is located in Lanham, MD. No mention whether these jobs require relocation. You can check out Vocus’ Main Website here: http://www.vocus.com Read the Press Release Here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/vocus/hiring/prweb2126754.htm
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. 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 | 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.
No, I am not an advocate of Spam. I am an advocate of controlled email. If you ask for it, you should get it, but it doesn’t mean you should get your email shared for so called “3rd party” affiliates. For if they are no longer and affiliate, do they still have your email address? Last week McColo, a webserver known for trafficking of Spam, was taken down. The result was an instant drop of unsolicited email. IronPort – An E-mail security firm, said the problematic email dropped from 153 billion messages to 64 billion: A drop of over 60%. Other sites also reported a down spike in messaging. But is that a good thing?
The first paragraph goes out to my Aunt Edie. She passed away earlier this morning. I got to spend some time with her one summer when I was in grade school. At the time she owned an actual food concessions trailer. She would drive it to each location and serve the workers lunch, then close up and drive on back home. I learned how to play backgammon from Edie. Later in life, Edie and Uncle Ed, along with the kids, moved to a horse farm North-East of here. We had a few family get-togethers at the farm. The horses were being raised for the Kentucky derby, so they were rigorously trained. For that, I bid adeau to my aunt. She lived a solid life and taught me a few things. I won’t forget it.
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt was Ocober 6th 1997 that CEO Gil Amelio was asked to leave. Many people wanted Steve Jobs to come back, however it was a concern that it wouldn’t be the right move at this time. Michael Dell went on record saying that Apple should shut it’s operation down. Today, even with the stock issue last week, Apple’s market cap is greater than Dell and even Google. Of course we have some great products out of the turnaround and eventual comeback of Jobs. All from a company that could have dissolved back in 1997 Hear about this and a bunch of cool stuff on Part I of This Week in Tech History. Brought to you by Gotomeeting – Get a 30 day free trial, no CC required.
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAs a consultant, I use my own equipment all the time. When I get to a specific client, sometimes I am asked to sign a waiver that states I will not take company data. I sign it because I am not going to ruin any relationship by walking out with secrets or customer lists. Data nowadays can be controlled. We at the Quickcast have talked about how that can happen many a time. However, the most important thing in a work environment is to make sure the data stays within the company – even after a person has left. Citrix Systems has given Employees a bonus payment to buy their own laptop for corporate use. While it does give advantage, could the company lose control of the data? Brought to you by CareerSaver – Download Free Certification Tests.
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Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSDigg grew to a powerhouse site in a very short time. The Popular News Aggregator service continues to be a great place for people to not only read news, but also contribute to what they think is news. Alexa reports that Digg has been fluctuating around the top 100 to 150 sites being viewed. 52.5% of those viewers are in the US. The rumor mill is stirring up again that Google has put interest in buying Digg. TechCrunch reports that the “Rumor” is Digg will be selling for $200 million although CEO Jay Adelson denies it. Will this be a good deal for Digg, or can they grow and survive on their own? Digg started in 2004 by Kevin Rose, Own Byrne, Ron Gorodetzky and Jay Adelson. The idea was to aggregate news items and...
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This week we look at Twitter and what it might look like if more famous tech icons were using the site.
A barrel of Oil is 42 Gallons – but when refined, the amount of oil is 44.77 Gallons. From each barrel, 43.9% is turned into Gasoline (19.65 Gallons). 22.4% goes to Diesel (10.03 Gallons),
This week we talk with Steve Jobs and ask the hard question. Will we see a 3G iPhone in May?
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWith Dell cutting 8800 jobs, and other companies like CNet and ebay laying off workers, are we seeing a trend of less IT jobs?
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