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Microsoft is a company started by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in 1975. Founded in Albuquerque, NM, the company moved to Redmond WA. Microsoft is a publicly traded company. Steve Ballmer is the CEO, while Gates is enjoying semi-retirement. Microsoft started by creating MS-DOS for IBM. After some legal issues, Microsoft incorporated and became it’s own company. They filed IPO on March13, 1986. Microsoft products include Windows (including Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 7), Office 10, XBox 360, along with several business programs. Hotmail for email and MSN for internet networks.

Little known fact about Geekazine and Microsoft: Jeffrey Powers was part of the Windows 95 support team.

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Is Microsoft Lumia 735 the Selfie Smartphone?

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThe Windows Lumia 735 is a light-weight phone running Windows 8.1 and upgradable to Windows 10 when available. Our friends at Verizon Wireless have loaned me one for the last few weeks to use. The phone comes with multiple color back options to fit your personality. And if you are a fan of the selfie, this phone will help with not only photos, but also video, vines, and whatever your life requires. Microsoft Lumia 735 Specs The phone itself contains a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and Quad-core Cortex-A7 running at 1.2 GHz. The GPU is Adreno 305 and can handle everyday video and camera use very well. Snap off the back panel to reveal the removable battery, nano SIM card and micro-SD slot (for up to 128 GB cards). Internally, the phone has 8 GB of RAM. The Corning Gorilla Glass 3...

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Carlo Libertini Talks Cakewalk Sonar Software – CES 2015

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWhile at the International CES 2015 Gibson Booth, I got a chance to sit and talk with Carlo Libertini about Cakewalk Sonar. Carlo is a musician and songwriter, Grammy award winner and Melodyne specialist. Here, I learned a little bit about the Sonar software and the upcoming new version of Cakewalk Sonar Artist, Professional and Platinum versions. Cakewalk Sonar is audio editing software for the amateur to the professional musician. Three versions of the software allow you to get what works for you. As a podcaster, we also talked about using Cakewalk for recording and mixing down podcasts. With a full pro mixing console with built in EQ and 27 audio effects, you will be able to record and mix down your music. Get Cakewalk Sonar X3 Studio Music Production Software on Amazon Carlo also talks about all the great additions you can...

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HP Stream 11, Stream 360 Cloud Laptop for Under $200

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSCloud based laptops seem to be a great hybrid between tablet and computer. HP has come out with a great sub-$200 laptop in the HP Stream 11 – an 11 or 13 inch laptop running Windows software and internal hard drive of only 32 GB. However, with the free 1 TB OneDrive and Office365 (for 1 year), you can run what you need and get things done. HP Stream 11 x360 I got to talk with Bianamarie Carniel about the Stream 11 line of cloud-based computers. The first one was the Stream 11 x360. This laptop can become a clamshell, flip to become a tablet, then open to be its own stand or tent for watching video on a table or in bed. The Stream x360 comes in blue or magenta and you can even get a 13 inch model with 4G...

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Source Connect by Source Elements: Eliminate Latency Connection

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIf you are a musician that has tried to collaborate over the Internet, you know latency of a signal can kill the session. There are a few companies working on reducing latency – Source Elements is one of those companies. While you cannot do a live jam session without issue, you can do some pretty cool stuff with this software – record a track and have another record their track to merge together with quality of 320 kbps. If you are running an interview you can reduce the dead air that some connections get because of the lag time. With Source Connect Pro, you can reduce latency to as much as 100 milliseconds – the same speed of a cell phone connection. All you need is access to a Chrome browser (other browsers coming soon). You can run the software on Mac,...

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Is Office for iPad Too Late in the Game?

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS This week it was about getting work done and planning the next moves. Sometimes the moves just come to me. Will be heading to NAB from a last minute sponsor, so making plans for Vegas again. Last night’s TWIGG brought David Esquire to the show. He’s been using Glass for photography. Luke and I try to keep the lid off this episode. But karaoke must be sung! The Absolute LoJack Challenge is over. Congrats to Rust and Wendy as they won 1 year subscriptions to Absolute LoJack. 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 – This Week in Google Glass Geek Smack: Office for...

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Photos: TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon

It’s a big day for some coders as they are creating the next big thing at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 Hackathon. Hundreds of geeks on their macbooks and notebooks coding for APIs from the sponsors. Microsoft, Google, Amazon are all at this event, along with some unknowns: dotCloud, Pearson , Twilio, OpenTok, GREE and many more. What is a Hackathon? Coders come in to join forces (or go it alone). They have until 10:30 on Sunday to get their new app done. Groups present their projects the next day in front of the judges and possible VCs and Angel Investors. More photos will come up on this page as the day progresses.

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HP Tech Cast #6: Microsoft Windows Server 2012

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSOn Tuesday, Microsoft officially launched Server 2012 to the public. This was a low key launch with a landing page with keynote videos. After, we got on HP Tech Cast with a few bloggers to talk about the “Cloud OS”. Calvin Zito joins me with bloggers John Obeto, Jason Lopez and Hans Vredevoort. We talk about Virtualization capabilities, storage, and the new ReFS file system.

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Windows Phone 7 on Ford’s Microsoft SYNC – Go Further

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSI got the opportunity to talk with Chris Elliott – Senior marketing communications manager at Microsoft – about SYNC and Windows Phone 7. Of course, there are many models of Windows Phone, including the Nokia Lumina 900. Chris talks about how SYNC works with all phones – including that old flip phone you might still have. You could be on your phone before you get in your car. As soon as you turn on the car, it transfers the call to the car. You never have to pair it more than once. If your wife has a phone, you can pair a bunch of phones, you can have your favorite, but if they get in the car, they should be able to use it themselves. We also talk about the life cycle of the phone as opposed to the life cycle of...

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Geek Smack! 213: Consumer Electronic Show (CES) Preview

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSwww.thegeeksmack.com – Happy New Year! As we start 2012, I get ready to do what I normally do. Head to Las Vegas, baby! Geek Smack! will be taking a 2-3 week hiatus as I put together the CES goodies. However, the Day in Tech History and the new show – iPad365 – will still be in full swing! Support CES 2012 Staff $25, $50, $100, Your Choice – Get 25% off hosting at Godaddy.com Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version  Subscribe: Feedburner – Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter –  Facebook Group – About.Me – Google Plus Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! Tech News: Google in Trouble for Chrome Sponsored Posts? – The Sponsored post is not acceptable and could lower SEO iOS, Android Post Record App Downloads – 1.2 billion during the last week of 2011 Google+ Up 55% – The Facebook takeover may be coming… RUMOR: Apple...

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Geek Smack! 212: SOPA and GoDaddy #StopSOPA

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSwww.thegeeksmack.com – Last show of 2011, there are a lot of things we’re gonna talk about. Find out how I completely deleted Geekazine over the weekend. DOH! The status of my truck is not that great. iPad365 is ramping up with 3 episodes this week.  Also, we are two weeks away from CES! Remember, we still need your support: Support CES 2012 Staff $25, $50, $100, Your Choice – Get 25% off hosting at Godaddy.com Geek Smack Sponsor board! Get a Roku – Prices start at $49 Mozy for Business: Call 877.669.9776 or MozyPro.com Code Podcast15 saves you 15% Sticher: Sign up, download and you could win $100 The video portion of this show is shot using Wirecast for Windows – Also for Mac OS X Get a shirt at LOLShirts Check out the Geekazine Store Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version  Subscribe: Feedburner – Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter –  Facebook Group – About.Me – Google Plus Day in Tech...

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Geek Smack! 211: AT&T and T-Mobile

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSwww.thegeeksmack.com – This last week after the trip to Detroit, had a very interesting week. Got sick, truck died. But I got through it. Jeffrey also talks about the holiday schedule and the trip to Las Vegas and CES in 3 weeks. Support CES 2012 Staff $25, $50, $100, Your Choice Geek Smack Sponsor board! Get a Roku – Prices start at $49 Mozy for Business: Call 877.669.9776 or MozyPro.com Code Podcast15 saves you 15% Sticher: Sign up, download and you could win $100 The video portion of this show is shot using Wirecast for Windows – Also for Mac OS X Check out the Geekazine Store Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version  Subscribe: Feedburner – Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter – Plurk – Myspace – About.Me – Facebook Group – Google Plus Day in Tech History – 5 Tech Things You Should Know – The OTT – Geekazine Special Media Feed Geek Smack! Tech News: Android Infringes Microsoft Patent – generating meeting requests and group scheduling from a mobile...

Tech History Pre-Cap: World Wide Web, Werewolves, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – December 19-25 0

Tech History Pre-Cap: World Wide Web, Werewolves, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – December 19-25

Every Week, Jeffrey Powers will give you a Pre-cap of what will the Day in Tech History (www.dayintechhistory.com) will be talking about. Of course, the day in tech history is a daily rundown of technology history – 365 days a year. So there is always a new podcast to listen to! This is also a CC – Share Alike, so use this video for your podcasts or video shows! December 19: 1996– Videogame Music Archive is launched (vgmusic.com) December 20: 1951– EBR-1 turbine generator begins flowing atomic power December 21: 1937– Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs debuts December 22: 1997– ARIN, RIR are incorporated December 23: 2002– Microsoft is ordered to include Java Runtime Environment in Windows. December 24: Russion folklore states that people born on this day become Werewolves December 25: 1990– The first trial run of the World Wide Web takes place.

Day in Tech History Pre-Cap: Apple Files IPO, C# Released, SCORE Satellite Launched Dec 12th-18th 0

Day in Tech History Pre-Cap: Apple Files IPO, C# Released, SCORE Satellite Launched Dec 12th-18th

Jeffrey Powers will give you a Pre-cap of what will the Day in Tech History (www.dayintechhistory.com) podcast will contain. This is also a CC – Share Alike, so use this video for your podcasts or video shows as filler!

CES Watch: Keynotes Abound, Innovation Award Honorees, Help With TPN CES Coverage! 1

CES Watch: Keynotes Abound, Innovation Award Honorees, Help With TPN CES Coverage!

CES Keynotes from Microsoft, eBay, Ford, Xerox and more. We look at the CES innovation awards from Lytro, Sony, Basis Band and more.

Day in Tech History Pre-Cap: December 5th through 11th 0

Day in Tech History Pre-Cap: December 5th through 11th

Pre-Cap of what you will hear on the Day in Tech History podcast, over on www.dayintechhistory.com

Ubuntu on Mobile Devices – Do We Really Need Another Flavor of Linux? 0

Ubuntu on Mobile Devices – Do We Really Need Another Flavor of Linux?

Ubuntu may be headed to mobile devices and TV’s (aka “Smartscreens”). That means another derivative of Linux will enter the market. Will Ubuntu disrupt the market?

Geek Smack! 205: Does Microsoft Win on Android Sales? 0

Geek Smack! 205: Does Microsoft Win on Android Sales?

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

I Quit. Here is My Resignation. 8

I Quit. Here is My Resignation.

Last night I wrote “I Quit” on my Social Networks. Today I explain my actions and also the resignation.

Goodbye, Steve Jobs. Thanks for all the Fish…. 0

Goodbye, Steve Jobs. Thanks for all the Fish….

As you probably heard by now, Steve Jobs – Apple CEO – has stepped down from that role. They initiated an executive order and Tim Cook took over as CEO. Steve instantly became Chairman of the Board. “Steve’s extraordinary vision and leadership saved Apple and guided it to its position as the world’s most innovative and valuable technology company,” said Art Levinson, Chairman of Genentech, on behalf of Apple’s Board. “Steve has made countless contributions to Apple’s success, and he has attracted and inspired Apple’s immensely creative employees and world class executive team. In his new role as Chairman of the Board, Steve will continue to serve Apple with his unique insights, creativity and inspiration.” – Official Press Release Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak went from 2 guys in a garage to 2,000 employees. The Apple computer was a major part of my life. I remember it being...

Geek Smack!: Everything Goes in the Cloud 1

Geek Smack!: Everything Goes in the Cloud

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWelcome to Geek Smack! The reboot of Geekazine.com’s flagship program. The focus of the show has taken a slight turn, but you will still see some great tech and Geek news. If you like it, please let your friends know. You can also take my small survey. Geek Smack Sponsor board! Backup with Mozy, use code “Geek” for 15% off! Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month Sticher: Sign up, download and you could win $100 The video portion of this show is shot using Wirecast for Windows – Also for Mac OS X Check out the Geekazine Store Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Feedburner – Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry You can catch me on Twitter – Plurk – Myspace – About.Me – Facebook Group Day in Tech History – 5 Tech Things You Should Know...

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