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Now for Something Completely Different! New Show Posted!

TechtalkRadio – And Now for Something Completely Different

In this TechtalkRadio Episode, Justin and Andy begin with a discussion of Monty Pythons Flying Circus and how Netflix has added the shows to its library of entertainment. New shows such as Sam Esmail’s “Homecoming” and the return of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel to Amazon Prime are discussed.

Justin and Andy talk about Repairing PC’s and Macs with Today’s Technology. Where can a consumer have a Mac-book repaired? The only solution in most cases for warranty and parts would be through an Apple Certified Repair shop. Not all is rosy with today’s Windows based laptops as many manufacturers have taken away user serviceable areas such as hard drives, memory and even batteries. What are the benefits of building your own PC? Can building your own still be done and which could be more expensive? Local Shops to Tucson like SWS and NOS Computers are great, Justin also recommends the PC Part Picker Website. Are Add-On Sound Cards still required?

Friend of the show, Mitch Goldstone from ScanMyPhotos.Com visits with TechtalkRadio to talk about the service available from the company. Protecting the photos and film from years past is a process made extremely easy with the services of the highly reviewed ScanMyPhotos.Com.  Mitch shares stories of photos which have been preserved in the digital format and why this is also a great gift idea for the holiday season. Technology has advanced the process over the years and in many cases Same Day Scanning is available. This can be great for memorial services or special events. Mitch talks about ScanMyPhotos and why the company takes great pride preserving these images.

Powering a Computer, Do you turn your computer off every night? Is the proper fix for a computer to basically, Turn it off and Turn it on? The guys discuss the idea of rebooting for solving problems. Justin talks about running multiple Operating Systems as a Virtual PC with VMware.

Justin talks about a game called GameDevTycoon from GreenHeart Games. Website of the Week is a look at a product that only because of the Internet could become huge, The Nose Warmer. Don’t Sneeze. The Website is at NoseWarmer.Com 

I’m Hiding Under Your Bed! New Show Posted!

In this TechtalkRadio Episode, Justin and Andy talk about the New Google Pixel 3XL available from Verizon which Justin has gone out and purchased! We hear from Justin on his reasons for moving from Samsung to Google. His discussion on the Google Pixel 3XL focuses on performance, Camera capabilities and cost. Justin talks about the thoughts between the different sizes in storage on the Google Pixel 3XL and why going for the 128GB made more sense even with the “Unlimited” storage options available. Thinking about skipping on the Insurance on your device, a great reason for getting that insurance is offered. If you are holding off upgrading worrying about data from your old device, Justin shares just how easy this is. What are the best features of the Google Pixel 3XL? Justin shares the ones demonstrated to him that had him make the switch.

Going Unlimited, a Discussion between Justin and Andy regarding how your phone is used and if it makes sense to jump to unlimited plans. Amazon now introduces Whisper Mode to your Alexa devices. Don’t want to wake anybody? Check out Whisper Mode. The guys talk about how it’s a little creepy yet convenient. Need to know how to enable it? Tune in!

John Chapin from Leap Frog visits the show to talk about Leap Start 3D which gives children ages 2-7 a book based fun educational platform for reading books with audio and 3D type animation to accompany the books in a Pop-Up Screen. With the books, users can experience math, reading fundamentals and interact with the characters in the books. John shares the development process with testing groups of kids and parents. We love the pricing on the Leap Start 3D, affordable under $50 and is powered by 2 Double A Batteries and can interface with a Mac or PC for downloading updates for the books.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the biggest games this season, Justin shares his first thoughts of this title and how he was able to regain his hat. Rock Star has put out this game title with Rave Reviews along with Justin’s high acclaim for this title. The Graphics, The Sound, The Dialog, The AI is all something to behold.

Website of the Week is geared at those that Love Movies and want to know everything about Films and the people behind and in front of the cameras. The Amazon owned IMDB.Com, Internet Movie Database can let you know what’s happening and what’s coming with Entertainment.  Visit at http://www.imdb.com

 

Latest Episode of TechtalkRadio – Now Available

TechtalkRadio – Family Online Safety and Home Automation

Justin and Andy are back in studio together for this episode of TechtalkRadio and talk about some of the exciting products on the way for the Gamer. Call of Duty Black Ops 4 is now out and Red Dead Redemption from Rock Star is coming, October 26th. Google makes its official announcement of the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL Smartphone’s. Some have shared some disappointment at the storage, the guys remind of the concept of cloud storage which Google has been moving ahead with Google Docs and Google Photos. Pricing also surprised some however as Justin reminds us, it is the way of Technology.

Stephen Balkam – Founder of FOSI – Family Online Safety Institute

Justin and Andy talk with Stephen Balkham, Founder of FOSI, The Family Online Safety Institute. Verizon recently launched Verizon Smart Family which is a service to help parents manage their family’s online safety through features such as content filtering, data management, device tracking among other safety features. Along with FOSI, a series of panel discussions have been hosted around the country on “Parenting in the Digital Age.” Stephen shares thoughts and concepts with Family Online Safety along with other sites for getting the discussion with the kids going. Stephen also shares some thoughts on who can benefit with the Verizon Gizmo Watch.

Family Online Safety Institute https://www.fosi.org

When is the proper age for a youngster to get a Smartphone? The movement Wait until 8 may have the right idea. More info at https://www.waituntil8th.org

Danah Boyd has a great website for family information and technology along with a book “It’s Complicated”. Her site is www.danah.org

Andy reminds parents to take a look at the FOSI site for any parents with kids playing Fortnite. Patricia Vance shares what parents need to know.

Members of Mass, a technology company serving Tucson, Green Valley and Surrounding communities visit in studio to talk about home automation and the many different options in the home.

Visiting TechtalkRadio is Co-Founders Dominic Carrillo and Jose Castro along with Arturo Gallardo Senior Expert and Trainer. If you are thinking about getting the most out of today’s gadget, Mass has the answers.

Justin shares a website for the Website of the Week which is a guide for making your own Sake. SakeBrewClub.com can provide some information on what it takes.

Show from 09/17/2016 Some Charging Tips without all the Smoke!

  • In this Weeks Segment from 09/17/2016 – Andy, Slick and Justin talk about the Note 7 and the Recall of the device – (Since this show was recorded the Recall was Official)
    The guys talk about the threat of charging devices and why your devices should be monitored when charging. With the thought in mind, the guys share some ideal charging suggestions and why they shouldn’t be plugged in overnight. Why Samsung had to shift marketing focus quickly and why Lenovo is focusing on Skipping the 7s.
  • Slick shares what grinds his gears when it comes to batteries in smartphones. Next to using a smartphone as a phone, the guys share what are the most important features for the team.
    Andy Taylor talks about the Lenovo MotoMod from Hasselblad, True Zoom which can help turn the smartphone into a feature filled digital camera for the end user. Slick challenges Justin on a comment regarding iTunes Digital Rights Management of music purchased through the iTunes Store.
  • Andy Taylor discusses the idea behind The Digital Dark age and why we shouldn’t get rid of our paper, photos, music CD’s, DVD’s. Tivo is bought out by Rovi for 1.1B and changes
    its name to Tivo. The new Tivo Bolt with 4k and 3TB of Data storage is talked about. What do you need to make the Tivo Bolt work on your Cable System. How do you find out what to sell your used hardware for? Listener Gilbert asks. What should somebody do with a Hard Drive in their system before they donate or sell it. Dban Dariks Boot and Nuke is noted as a program to make drives unrecoverable.
  • App and Website of the Week is a simple tough game from potoandcabenga from Armor Games

This Weeks Radio Show Now Available!

In this Weeks Radio Show, We talk about the Apple Event 2016 with the Unveiling of the new collaborative iWorks, The Apple Watch Series 2 with GPS and the Series 1 with a lower price point. Although without GPS it’s now available for starting around 269. We also look at Apples Role in Connected Classrooms and why maybe this went in a different direction over the past decade. Apple commits to the ConnectED program which is directing Apple technology to the classroom. We couldn’t talk about the Apple Event and not cover iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, much of the focus is on the lack of a headphone port and not towards the fast processor or dual cameras with some nice features we will see with iOS 10, either way, we discuss this and more in this weeks show!

— Andy