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Geek Smack!: Everything Goes in the Cloud 1

Geek Smack!: Everything Goes in the Cloud

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | 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...

Chris Evans Interviews Lee Johns on Converged Storage – #HPDiscover 2011 0

Chris Evans Interviews Lee Johns on Converged Storage – #HPDiscover 2011

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSJeffrey Powers hands the microphone to Chris Evans of LangtonBlue for an interview with Lee Johns. The topic is the newest version of storage in HP – Converged Storage. Bringing storage in a data center through converged utility storage. Merging IT as a service so customers can get scalable storage. Then you have convergance for individual areas. “The real power of the Converged Virtual space is that it is truly standardized – The technologies that we are building throughout the company leverage from Proliant and blade system DNA.” Says Johns. “it can be a standard Proliant, a blade system or virtual machine.” By using Virtal appliances by HP, you can get a fully supported solution, certified with VMWare and Microsoft. Therefore, you can do real world work and leverage from a remote site. They also talk about Store360, which is a part of...

Alteva, Microsoft Communications Server for Small, Medium Business 0

Alteva, Microsoft Communications Server for Small, Medium Business

When I first read about Unified communications, I was working for a company that had a Nortel phone system. The idea was simple: If you get a voicemail, listen via the email client. If you got a fax – same thing, you get it in email. At the time, the process was expensive to convert. However, nowadays it’s getting easier to have these options and utilize them for your Small to Medium Business (SMB). That is where a company like Alteva steps in. Creating a SMB solution for a business that doesn’t necessarily have an office. Giving you a way to conference at home and on the road. Alteva is one of many companies that are using Microsoft Communications Servers with SharePoint web services. By using this system, you can share documents and other items through the SharePoint web portal. This can be with clients, internally with other...

Connecting Devices Together: DLNA 0

Connecting Devices Together: DLNA

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWith Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), you can connect your devices together. You can also connect them so they work with each other. Best part is you can get an iPhone or iPad app to control everything. DLNA is an idea that over 200 companies like Microsoft, Intel, Samsung, Sony and more are involved in. The idea is to make all your devices talk to each other. Therefore you can have one device to store and push content – like media – to another device. The Smart Store Fusion stream, an iPhone/iPod application, will help you control your devices and data. With the app, you can upload to one area and download to the next. If you are not technical, that is OK. DLNA is meant to be as straightforward as possible. So even the non-techies can get in on this...

Connecting Devices Together: DLNA 2

Connecting Devices Together: DLNA

With Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), you can connect your devices together. You can also connect them so they work with each other. Best part is you can get an iPhone or iPad app to control everything. DLNA is an idea that over 200 companies like Microsoft, Intel, Samsung, Sony and more are involved in. The idea is to make all your devices talk to each other. Therefore you can have one device to store and push content – like media – to another device. The Smart Store Fusion stream, an iPhone/iPod application, will help you control your devices and data. With the app, you can upload to one area and download to the next. If you are not technical, that is OK. DLNA is meant to be as straightforward as possible. So even the non-techies can get in on this concept. Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy...

Internet Explorer Vulnerability Reported 0

Internet Explorer Vulnerability Reported

The BBC reports that Microsoft has announced the existence of a vulnerability in all versions of IE. From the article: The bug revolves around the way that IE manages a computer’s memory when processing Cascading Style Sheets – a widely used technology that defines the look and feel of pages on a website. Hi-tech criminals have long known that they can exploit IE’s memory management to inject their own malicious code into the stream of instructions a computer processes as a browser is being used. In this way the criminals can get their own code running and hijack a PC. Microsoft has produced updates that improves memory management but security researchers discovered that these protection systems are not used when some older parts of Windows are called upon. The story goes on to say that Microsoft, while it is working on a fix, recommends using the Enhanced Mitigation...

GWP 2010-10-13 #160: Heading to BlogWorld 1

GWP 2010-10-13 #160: Heading to BlogWorld

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSLess than 12 hours away from heading to BlogWorld & New Media Expo. Been working all day, so my verbal dyslexia is really showing. I get a little candid about my GoDaddy account. But I have a cool special announcement about what I will be doing at BlogWorld for charity. I talk about it more in the show, so take more than 10 seconds to listen to it… Sponsor: Snorg Tees – Get some great tshirts today The video portion of this show is shot using Wirecast for Windows – Also for Mac OS X Sponsor: Backup Now, backup Off-site with Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month! Code “Geek” for 10% off! Check out the Geekazine Store Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Feedburner – Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher You can catch me...

Windows Patch for Broken <em>*.lnk</em>s 0

Windows Patch for Broken *.lnks

Microsoft has announced a new Windows security update that every Windows user, no matter what flavor of Windows he or she is using, needs. According to the BBC, shortcut files (*.lnk), such as those used for desktop shortcuts, can be injected with malicious code which executes when the user clicks a link. Microsoft taking this seriously enough to release a patch ahead of the normal Windows update cycle. The report states that every Windows release is affected. From the article: The first exploits of the flaw were seeded via infected USB drives and network connections. While exploitation of the flaw was limited initially, the tempo of attacks via the bug has escalated since it was discovered and publicised. Early attacks using the bug were aimed at the software control systems for critical infrastructure such as power stations. The patch was scheduled to be released this morning, Pacific Time.

GWP 2010-07-14 #147: Blogworld, iPhone4, Old Spice 2

GWP 2010-07-14 #147: Blogworld, iPhone4, Old Spice

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMore road tear-ups happening. Went to the coffee shop and got yelled at for talking. Officially announce my role at Blogworld New Media Expo, Track Leader of the Podcast group. 2nd Summer of Podcasts contest specific codes are underway. New hard drives came 10 days later. Move to Geek Bar underway for 150th show on Aug 4th. I will wear your T-Shirt. BLOGWORLD New Media Expo – Save up to 50% by signing up now Sponsor: Solve technical issues faster with GoToAssist Express. Try it FREE for 30 days. Sponsor: Backup Now, backup Off-site with Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month! Code “Geek” for 10% off! All shows are on Delicious Episode 147 Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Feedburner – Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter or Plurk...

John Obeto Interviews Nigel Church on Client Virtualization – HP Technology Forum 2

John Obeto Interviews Nigel Church on Client Virtualization – HP Technology Forum

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSTurning a workstation to the cloud can be scary, but it has it’s advantages. Using Microsoft and VMWare, as well as VDI, you can sit back and be assured you have a safe and easy environment. John Obeto of Absolutely Windows interviews Nigel Church of HP about virtualizing a client machine. Nigel talks about how you can have a controllable desktop for anyone around the world. Dedicated blades creating multiple desktops. With 2 reference architecture through VMWare and Citrix, using the Flex10 technology, there is no cabling in the back and no need to get multiple teams involved. One administrator for Client Virtualization. Sponsor: Hold your meetings online for just $49 a month Try GoToMeeting free. Find out how to increase your Social Media – Social-Media-interviews

GWP 2010-05-19 #139: Monster Show, Google Snooping is good, Flash or HTML5? 1

GWP 2010-05-19 #139: Monster Show, Google Snooping is good, Flash or HTML5?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSVery productive week – Summer is shaping up well. Podcasters – sign up for the 2nd Summer of Podcasts contest by May 24th and you could win a Blogworld Expo pass. Heading to Detroit in 24 hours. Congrats to our winnter for the Data Vault. This week’s X510 DataVault Drawing: Absolutely Windows Sponsor: Backup Now, Backup Often, Backup Off-site with Mozy Home Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month! Use code “Geek” for 10% off! Sponsor: Solve technical issues faster with GoToAssist Express. Try it FREE for 30 days. All Geekazine Podcast Show Notes are also on Delicious To add cool items next week link on Delicious – geekazine podcast 140 Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Feedburner – Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher I – S.U.N. (Straight Up News) Mozy Boosts Speeds, External Option! Hotmail...

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...

GWP #127: Rough Start – Full Video, Audio Podcast Recordings Available! 0

GWP #127: Rough Start – Full Video, Audio Podcast Recordings Available!

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSA little rough start as I started to use the uStream Producer for the video. Too many balls to juggle for now…Sat. Feb 20th @ 10:59 P.M. Paul Edward Powers entered the world. Congratulations to this weeks Winner of Diskeeper 2010 – LeonChan, we will give another away next week. FAWM coming to an end. Need help in getting a new Heil Boom PL2T. Madison Social Media Club Kickoff Party. My time on Google Buzz. Try GoToAssist free for 30 days – GoToAssist.com/techpodcasts. Day Pass $9.95 $69/Month – $660/Year Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month!Use code “Geek” for 10% off! $50 a Year for Off-site Backup. All Geekazine Podcast Show Notes are also on Delicious To add cool items next week link on Delicious – geekazine podcast 128 Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes –...

Podcast Ep 122 – Apple Rumors Should Not be Google News 0

Podcast Ep 122 – Apple Rumors Should Not be Google News

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis week, I go into a good rant on Rumor articles taking up 40% of Google News this week. Unfortuneately, the dogs started barking during mid rant. I picked up where I left off and spliced it together. Enjoy the show! Final stages to the new server are complete. A couple erradic items. Dorkazine is next. FAWM is coming up. Windows 7 Turns back on? GoDaddy for $7.49 domains use podname150 – 10% off hosting use pod150 Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month!Use code “Geek” for 10% off! $50 a Year for Off-site Backup. Try GoToAssist free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToAssist.com/techpodcasts. Day Pass $9.95 $69/Month – $660/Year All Geekazine Podcast Show Notes are also on Delicious To add cool items next week link on Delicious – geekazine podcast 123 Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe:...

Ford SYNC – Debut of Their New System – CES Showstoppers 2010 0

Ford SYNC – Debut of Their New System – CES Showstoppers 2010

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFord Motors made a lot of announcements during CES. The big one is called “My Ford Touch” – Being able to use an organized button system, along with a voice activated system. They had a major launch a few months ago within 12 models, and the line continues on. Todd Cochrane talks with Jim from Ford about this new phone – car sync system, along with their partners: Stitcher, Pandora, Nuance, THX, Flir, MapQuest, Microsoft and many more. OpenBeak allows you to Twitter, and you can connect with your phone via the car.

Bing!  Bang!  Bust!  TM! 0

Bing! Bang! Bust! TM!

The Guardian reports that several small outfits are suing Microsoft over the name of its Bing! search engine, claiming trademark infringement. Bing! Information Design, based in St Louis, Missouri, launched a legal action last week in a local court – alleging that the multibillion-dollar software corporation “had knowledge of the mark” and “intentionally interfered” when it relaunched its search engine with a new name earlier this year. (snip) In addition, two other companies are also taking action against Microsoft over what they say are trademark infringements: a web-based shopping service called BongoBing and software company Terabyte, which has a product called BootIt Next Generation, or Bing for short. (Bing! Information Design appears to be a graphics design outfit. I guess “information design” is “graphics design” with a good press agent.) The story also states, in the portion that I snipped, that Bing! Information Design did not actually file...

#BWE09 – Touring Zappos 0

#BWE09 – Touring Zappos

On the first day of Blogworld, I headed to South Hall, got my badge, then – since I didn’t have the full pass and couldn’t watch sessions on day one – sat outside talking to the people to see what was going on. I ran into Brett from Mashable, Marla and Liz. They were congregating, talking about going somewhere. I thought it was just going to lunch at first, but when the Zappos bus showed up, I knew there was something more. Zappos sells shoes online. They also sell other items like handbags, clothing and housewears – but they are known best for the shoes. So it was exciting to see a company that relies solely on the internet to build their business. After all, many other companies started with a physical store. On the bus I met a lot of great people. Ryan – from Hubpages –...

Podcast Ep 109 – Last day in Vegas 0

Podcast Ep 109 – Last day in Vegas

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSClosing Blogworld New Media Expo – Why there was no video – National Listener Survey – Living in HD issues. New Sponsor Day in Tech History Audible.com – 14 day Gold membership – www.audiblepodcast.com/geekazine Try GoToAssist free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToAssist.com/techpodcasts. GoDaddy for $7.49 domains use podname150 – 10% off hosting use pod150 Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month! Use code “Geek” for 10% off! Click here for Free Industry Resources! All Geekazine Podcast Show Notes are also on Delicious Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher I – S.U.N. (Straight Up News) Roku bound Congrats on #BeatCancer Apple Retail Stores Report Card Droid Does Searching Google Voice Microsoft Retail II OnStar Stops car chase Virgin America Free Wifi Firefox Plugin issue Yahoo Lap Dance QUE...

Bing!  Bang!  Bust!  Advertising Fail? 0

Bing! Bang! Bust! Advertising Fail?

Sometime during the night, the bit in the story that I mentioned yesterday referring to the reported $100,000,000.00 that Microsoft spent to promote Bing! resurfaced. Here’s the quote: But after spending a reported $100 million to market Bing, Microsoft may now need to find new ways to pump up interest in its search engine. Then I remembered Microsoft’s advertising theme: that Bing! was a decison engine, whatever that is (warning: the site at the link starts playing a multimedia advertisement without asking permission.) And I thought back over my searches the past week. Not a single one had to do with making a decision. Which led me to wonder: Is it that Microsoft’s Marketing Department doesn’t understand how persons use search engines or is it that Microsoft as a whole doesn’t understand how persons use search engines? Or did they just waste a lot of money on a...

Bing!  Bang!  Bust!  The Plateau 0

Bing! Bang! Bust! The Plateau

Reteurs reports that both Twitter and Bing! plateaued in September. What growth Bing! has continues to be at the expense of Yahoo, rather than of Google. According to the Guardian, Twitter growth has stalled before, only to recover the next month. (See the second paragraph of this story, which also reports that Twitter has made reporting spam easier by adding a “spam” button to tweets.) But I suspect the novelty has worn off Bing! An excerpt from the Reuters story: After picking up decent market share every month since its June launch, Bing grew its share by a meagre 10 basis points last month. According to comScore, Bing’s share of the U.S. search market grew to 9.4 percent, versus 9.3 percent the month before. Google widened its lead to 64.9 percent share, from 64.6 percent in August, while Yahoo fell to 18.8 percent from 19.3 percent the month...

Week in Tech History – 8-10-09 – Switching to Day in Tech History 0

Week in Tech History – 8-10-09 – Switching to Day in Tech History

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrought to you by Gotoassist Express – Get a 30 day free trial of this great software. For the last year and a half, the Quickcast has been running a podcast every Monday reviewing the past history of Technology. The show has been a fun one, but for the last couple months I felt it needs it’s own space. Therefore, WITH will be spinning off into the Day in Tech History – a Daily look at the Historical events in Technology. WITH will continue on. For the first couple weeks, we will continue with the same format. Afterwards, WITH will take a new shape, highlighting one historical event and how it plays on events today. It should be a new, powerfully informative look in the IT industry. Information for this weeks’ WITH: Smithsonian is established Netscape Lawyers send a letter about Microsoft...

Week in Tech History – 8-03-09 – Time Warner and AOL Split 0

Week in Tech History – 8-03-09 – Time Warner and AOL Split

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrought to you by GotoAssist Express – Get a free 30 day trial It was something that people talked about for months, but on August 6, 2008, CEO Jeff Bewkes confirms the rumor. AOL will be split off into it’s own company by the next year (which came to fruition on May 28th, 2009) Other Items in Tech History, the Trash-80 is announced, SQL Server 2008 is released. Ebay and Craigslist experience outages while the first Olympic events are streamed through NBC. We also saw Bill Gates and Steve Jobs together on a 5 year deal which gave Microsoft 1oo,000 non-voting shares of Apple.

Bing!  Bang!  Bust! in a Cloudy Office 0

Bing! Bang! Bust! in a Cloudy Office

Last week, I mused about Google’s plans to release the Chrome OS. Today the big tech industry news is that MS plans to challenge Google Docs in the cloud. So today’s question is, does it matter that these companies are trying to encroach on each other’s turf?

Google To Enter OS Fray 1

Google To Enter OS Fray

In a move that a number of Linux watchers have thought possible, Google is planning to enter the OS market with a Linux-based operating system. Read the story from Bloomberg here. The announcement on the Google blog is here. Microsoft cannot be very happy about this. So far, their relationship with Google has consisted of playing catch-up, most notably in the search engine field, where Microsoft has failed to make much headway against either Google or Yahoo, despite successive efforts, starting with MSN search, followed by Microsoft Live Search, followed currently by Bing! At the same time, Gmail has eaten Hotmail and Yahoo mail’s lunch. (Google Docs has apparently made some inroads also, though I’m not and have no desire to be familiar with that, because I am not enamored of pushing my data out there, somewhere, in the cloud.) Now Google is challenging Microsoft on their own...

Week in Tech History – 7-06-09 – Major DNS issues 0

Week in Tech History – 7-06-09 – Major DNS issues

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrought to you by Citrix GotoAssist Express – Get a 30 day free trial at gotoassist.com/techpodcasts July 8th: In 2007, developer Dan Kaminsky found a flaw in the addressing of the Domain Name System, or DNS. DNS is found on home to commercial routers around the world. The issue was so severe, that they were not divulging the issue until a patch could be implemented on a wide scale. On March 31st, Kaminsky – along with 16 other developers – gathered at Microsoft to work on a massive patch and synchronize the release so all details could be released as well. Today was the day that patch was released. Microsoft also released patch MS08-037 on the Windows side to counter the issues. Cisco, Sun and BIND fixes would come out shortly after. Other historical notes: The first Sundae was created (Ok, geeky...

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