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txtBlocker Stops Texts, Facebook, Phone Calls While Driving

txtBlocker Stops Texts, Facebook, Phone Calls While Driving

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSCan’t keep that phone down? Stop the employees from wrecking the company van? Want to make sure the kids are focusing on the road rather than their newest BFF’s drama? txtBlocker is the answer. txtBlocker simply blocks the texting when the person is driving. There are two components – an administrative side (website) and an application on the phone. It will block Facebook, txts, other programs (and some phone calls) when the phone is in motion over a certain speed. txtBlocker uses GPS and triangulation to detect movement. Over 15 miles will get blocked. If the phone is in a “Blocked area”, the phone will also get blocked to anything but emergency numbers. It’s available on Android and Blackberry. iPhone will be available now. You can get it through the website, but you can also go to Best Buy to purchase....

GWP 2010-05-05 #137: Contact Your Favorite Podcasts, h.264, Apple Antitrust

GWP 2010-05-05 #137: Contact Your Favorite Podcasts, h.264, Apple Antitrust

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSpeaking up is the most important thing. It lets me know you are there and listening. In this episode, I talk about how most podcasters lose their flame and either shut down or change gears, then hear from the masses. Then I will talk about the 2nd Summer of Podcasts contest Congrats to PvP on 12 years! Thanks to all who participated on the HP giveaway. We’ll draw a name later this week. This week’s X510 DataVault Drawing: Slashgear Sponsor: Backup Now, Backup Often, Backup Off-site with Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month! Use code “Geek” for 10% off! $50 a Year for Off-site Backup. 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 138 Hotline –...

Podcast Ep 118 – Jam Packed Show Before the Holidays!

Podcast Ep 118 – Jam Packed Show Before the Holidays!

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHey guys. We have a lot to cover, including Ugly Sweater Parties – I was on AllthingsGeek – 12 Days to CES we want to know what YOU want to see! Need a new Laptop – 2010 predictions – Broke my HP Data Vault – Hosting next weeks TPN Weekly – New Server testing going well – I give a response on last weeks’ show comments over Google phone GoDaddy for $7.49 domains use podname150 – 10% off hosting use pod150 Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month! Use code “Geek” for 10% off! Try GoToAssist free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToAssist.com/techpodcasts. All Geekazine Podcast Show Notes are also on Delicious To add cool items next week link on Delicious – geekazine podcast 119 Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts –...

Text-Driving Big Trucks

Text-Driving Big Trucks

Near where I used to work, there was a truck stop that threw a great breakfast. One day when I was driving in, not from home, but from a summer camp where my now-ex-wife was working as camp nurse, I was running early so I swung in for a real breakfast. That’s when I realized how times were changing in the trucking industry. Fully half the truckers had their laptops fired up downloading or uploading manifests. The New York Times reports that it has now reached the point that many truck tractors, in addition to being fitted with GPS’s (old news) are also fitted with miniature computer screens and keyboards for communicating with headquarters. And truckers, just like the rest of us, carry cellphones. And the trucking companies fear that laws against cellphone use and text messaging while driving will cut into their style. They are trying to...

Too Much Texting Is Not the Cause of Dumbness

Too Much Texting Is Not the Cause of Dumbness

Dumbness is the cause of too much texting. It never fails. When something new comes along and catches the attention of the Younger Generation ™, armchair shrinks appear with papers and telly vision interviews (before that, it was Marconi’s Magic Box; before that, Chatauquas; before that, drums) claiming that “It (whatever it is) is ruining our youth. Gasp. Horrors. (Book contract?)” Read the story here. An excerpt:

Monetizing Twitter

Monetizing Twitter

Reuters reports: The company is preparing to offer commercial accounts in which corporations and other types of businesses pay a fee to receive an enhanced version of Twitter, a free service that allows people to send short, 140-character text messages to their network of friends. Read the full story here. There were hints that this might be on the way in this radio interview two weeks ago.

Ticketed for Texting

Ticketed for Texting

A 14-year-old girl gets a $298.00 ticket and has her cellphone confistcated for texting in class. In other words, she has been charged with a crime. Read the full story here. There is, as any parent would know, much more to the story.

Podcast Ep. 66 – 12-31-08 – The LAST Episode…

Podcast Ep. 66 – 12-31-08 – The LAST Episode…

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS…For 2008 that is… Finally feeling Normal – Las Vegas – New Years – More Panelists on the LIVE Show 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 All Show Notes are also on Delicious

Watch Out for iPodestrians and iPodrivers.

Watch Out for iPodestrians and iPodrivers.

This issue is really not a new one. Ever since the birth of a portable stereo headphone radio, there has been concern about them not being able to hear the oncoming car. But now it’s getting worse and more accidents are being caused because of “Podestrians” – those listening to their favorite song or show over a type of MP3 player. Swinton Insurance, an insurance company out of the UK just released new statistics that say more accidents are being caused by those who are not paying attention to the surroundings because they are encompassed in music, podcasts or other audio and/or video content.  The average person relies on all 5 senses to go through the day. Remove one of those senses and you’re equilibrium can be off balance. Heighten one sense and the others will miss the obvious – like a car speeding at you without possibility...

I’ll txt You – Bitstrips

I’ll txt You – Bitstrips

Nowadays you don’t use a phone to call a person. That’s too passe. Nowadays, you txt, you twitter, you picture message or whatever. Only call when absolutely, positively necessary. Then,…. don’t call. This weeks Bitstrips we talk about messaging. Enjoy.

IE, Mozilla, Safari or Opera

IE, Mozilla, Safari or Opera

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWeb browsers are just as debated as Operating Systems and Political affiliations. The Web Browser is the program that allows you to browse the web, so you want the best experience possible. And Just like Operating Systems you can also choose the web browser that you use. So which one is it? IE or Firefox. Maybe Safari? Maybe even Opera?

Jeffrey Powers

Weekly Roundup 1 – Will Android beat Godzilla, Mothra?

I am reminded of the old Godzilla movies when I hear “Android”. But in all reality, this is not much different. We just don’t see a cardboard city get demolished by 3 guys dressed in costumes. Google has given themselves not only a humungous undertaking in aquiring Android, but also a new buzzword that has been passed back and forth many times in the last few weeks. Since it’s silent aquisition back in August, the news has been anything but ‘quiet’. Companies getting on the bandwagon, putting in the hours to make this thing a success. But the real question is – Is this something that the massess want, or will this become another piece of diregarded technology. It’s safe to say that everyone wants a phone that can do more than take phone calls. Text messaging has become more viable way of communicating. According to www.cellsigns.com, 79% of the...

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