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Geekazine Quickcast 159: July 2010

2010-07-08 :: Jeffrey Powers
Length: 14s

Monthly Geekazine Quickcast. Jeffrey Powers sits down for 10-15 minutes and talks about what has happened in June and what will be happening in July.…

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Quickcast 158: The Month of June Isn’t Stoppin!

2010-06-06 :: Jeffrey Powers
Length: 10s

Folks, after recording this personal blog on the Quickcast, I have to tell you, the summer is really starting to heat up. The Ford Videos are being pushed out. The contests continue with the Summer of Podcasts II contest. I have been confirmed to go with Andy McCaskey out to the HP Tech Forum. We are working on another HP Data Vault! Tons of...…

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Quickcast #157: Contests, Contests and Ford

2010-05-10 :: Jeffrey Powers
Length: 16s

Yep, this month’s Quickcast talks about the contests of April, May and the summer. If you are a podcaster, then you need to be at the Summer of Podcasts II contest page signing up your show. We also talk about the trip to Detroit for Ford and all the other cool happenings at Geekazine. Sponsor:  14 Day Gold Membership & 1 FREE audio book...…

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Quickcast – Netflix Review, Ford Sync, Trip to San Fran

2010-04-02 :: Jeffrey Powers
Length: 23s

This month I took some time to check out Netflix and how they have changed since I last used them. I had Netflix back in 2002, where you would have to wait a whole week and a half for the next 3 movies in the queue. It was an upgrade when they put in a new distribution center closer to me, therefore movies only took a...…

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TPN Weekly Episode 49 5 Ways to Let Social Networking Work for You

2010-03-30

This week I hosted TPN Weekly. On the show, I talked about increasing the traffic to your Podcast through Social Networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. I talk about how posting to these networks can really show credibility. I also talk about how making friends admins on your Facebook fan page can help and how your should treat your RSS like Gold. To...…

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BookSwim.com: Online Book Rental Through Mail, Interview: Eric Ginsberg – Quickcast

2010-02-28 :: Jeffrey Powers
Length: 23s

You might be a Transumer. You might have Netflix or Blockbuster for your online movie rental. You might even have Gamefly for your Game rental. But how about your online Book rental? Well that is the business model of BookSwim – an online Book rental system. Simply choose your plan, choose from the large library they have and get the books in the mail....…

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Quickcast #154 – State of Geekazine for February

2010-02-03 :: Jeffrey Powers
Length: 12s

This month’s Quickcast, we talk about what is going on at Geekazine and what to look for in the month ahead.…

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Quickcast Ep. 153 – CES and the Future of the Quickcast

2010-01-02 :: Jeffrey Powers
Length: 27s

It’s been a while since the Geekazine Quickcast has been a part of the site. However, it is not gone. In this episode I talk about the week at CES, what is happening over at Geekazine and a little about what is happening with the Quickcast.…

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National Podcast Post Month and Podcast Madness = Winning month!

2009-11-02 :: Jeffrey Powers
Length: 4s

November is the month to ramp up the shows. I have been working on a new Podcast Madness contest – slated to start next week. If you are a podcaster, you should participate in this contest. I send you a code you can give to your audience. They put the code in and therefore a chance to win. However, the National Podcast Post Month...…

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New Quickcast Segment – App Wild

2009-09-13 :: Jeffrey Powers
Length: 20s

This is the newest segment in the Geekazine Quickcast called “App Wild”. It’s name says it all – We talk about applications that you can get for your iPhone, Andoid, Palm Pre, Blackberry or whatever device you use. This weeks applications reviewed: Madden 10 Rhapsody Sad Fact of the Commodore 64 application Pandora and Facebook for Android…

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Notebook, Netbook or Smartphone – Which will replace the desktop?

2009-09-02 :: Jeffrey Powers
Length: 8s

Brought to you by GotoAssist Express – Get a free 30 day trial 10 years ago, if you had a computer, it was most likely a desktop. Notebooks – then called Laptops – were pretty expensive, but were also beginning to show that they could start to replace a desktop model. Fast forward to today: Event the Notebooks have been threatened as of late...…

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6 ways to Multitask better.

2009-08-26 :: Jeffrey Powers
Length: 9s

I Can Walk, talk and chew gum at the same time. I can pat my head and rub my belly. Heck, I could even do all five things at the same time and still listen to music. That is multitasking. The question is: Is it changing the way a think and can I fix it? A study from Stanford University came out this week...…

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Week in Tech History – 8-17-09 – 3G issues in iPhone 2.0

2009-08-16 :: Jeffrey Powers
Length: 38s

Brought to you by Gotoassist Express – Get a 30 day free trial of this great software. Just a reminder – this will be the last “Week in Tech History” produced. Please add “Day in Tech History” to your RSS or iTunes. A new segment will fill this spot shortly. After Apple ‘s release of iPhone 3G, people were noticing connectiviy issues. This was...…

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Quickcast – Five things the FTC should ask Apple about iPhone.

2009-08-13 :: Jeffrey Powers
Length: 12s

Brought to you by GotoAssist Express get a 30 day free trial Quickcast RSS – Subscribe via iTunes I love my iPhone. The 3GS has finally got the touch screen right. I can use it without feeling like I am fumbling or fat fingering keys. While the advances are nice, I still have to wonder how Apple can get away with some of the...…

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

2009-08-09 :: Jeffrey Powers
Length: 43s

Brought 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...…

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

2009-08-03 :: Jeffrey Powers

Brought 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...…

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Week in Tech History – 7-27-09 – Yahoo Shareholders Meeting

2009-07-27 :: Jeffrey Powers
Length: 31s

Brought to you by GotoAssist Express – Get a free 30 day trial It was the best of times, it was the worst of times – for Yahoo, anyway. It was the botched 6 month drama between them and Microsoft that made things so stressful. With Carl Icahn nipping at the heels for a takeover – then subsequent seat offering as a settlement –...…

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Special Guest Podcaster on TPN Weekly Ep. 14

2009-07-21 :: Jeffrey Powers
Length: 53s

Sponsor: Try GotoMeeting free for 30 days! For this special offer visit www.gotomeeting.com/techpodcasts This week I take my Podcast talents over to the TPN Weekly Podcast for episode 14. I take the Podcast in a slightly different direction, as I talk a little bit about me and growing up in technology. I throw out some of the computers I used to work with, like...…

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Week In Tech History – 7-20-09 – Google Knol Debuts

2009-07-20 :: Jeffrey Powers
Length: 36s

Brought to you by GotoAssist Express – Get a 30 Day free trial It was the system that would rival the Wiki world. Google launched a Beta of their online knowledge system called “Knol”. It was a lot like Wikipedia, except this system would have online advertising. The advantage (at least that some would call): contributors had an opportunity to actually make money off...…

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No WITH this Week

2009-07-12 :: Jeffrey Powers
Length: 22s

Had some technical difficulties with the Podcast rig. Something that I will have to work on tomorrow. For now, WITH will have to hold off until next week. In the meantime – here is the last years’ WITH.…

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Googles’ 5 Year Beta – Should We Regulate Terms?

2009-07-08 :: Jeffrey Powers
Length: 8s

Brought to you by Gotoassist Express – Get a 30 day free trial at http://www.gotoassist.com/techpodcasts Google recently took the Beta label off of Gmail and Google Docs. Gmail has been in beta for over 5 years – with a 3 year private beta. By being in Beta, one could easily write off an issue or even think the accountability and liability might not be...…

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

2009-07-06 :: Jeffrey Powers
Length: 35s

Brought 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...…

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Week in Tech History – 6-29-09 – Ask.com buys Dictionary.com

2009-06-29 :: Jeffrey Powers
Length: 32s

Brought to you by GotoAssist Express – Get a 30 day free trial July 4th, 2008 – The company that used to be called “Ask Jeeves”, but is now Ask.com officially announced they acquired the Lexico Publishing Group. The LPG is a company that built a series of reference websites. Most notably Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com. The transaction was an all cash one, and undisclosed....…

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DTV Conversion in the US is Over. Now is it Time for Digital Radio?

2009-06-24 :: Jeffrey Powers
Length: 7s

Brought to you by Gotoassist express – get a 30 day free trial. Well, the US did it. Analog TV is no more. Hail to Digital TV. More channels, better reception and all still over a pair of rabbit ears. However, we’re not totally done with the Digital conversion.  As we ramp down on television, we might have a harder time with this one...…

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Week in Tech History – Bill Gates Steps Down from Microsoft

2009-06-21 :: Jeffrey Powers
Length: 35s

brought to you by GotoAssist Express. Get a 30 day free trial We announce the 3rd step in the Summer of Geekazine contest June 27th – William Gates officially hands the keys over to Steve Ballmer and goes on his retirement. Well, sort of. Bill announced that he will be stepping down as CEO of Microsoft and letting Steve Ballmer take the reins. He...…

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