Microsoft’s Windows Upgrade Offer site is now taking registrations so if you’ve purchased a new Windows 7 PC since this past June 2, sign up to get Windows 8 Pro for $15. You’ll likely see Windows 8 before RIM’s BlackBerry 10 OS arrives, and we may soon see the Windows Phone platform slipping past BlackBerry … Continue reading Episode 13 News: Mobile. Gaming.
Summer is winding down and a lot of students are headed back to school. Even if you’re not stuffing your life and laundry in the back of a Honda and rolling toward campus, you can keep learning on your own. Free classes from places like MIT OpenCourseWare and Coursera are among the options for higher … Continue reading Apple for the Teacher
J.D. test drives Windows 8 and Pedro tackles the Tech Term “social engineering”. In the news, Google is changing its search algorithms to help battle piracy, Pinterest officially opens to the public, and a scary new ransomware makes the scene. All this and more! http://media.blubrry.com/poptechjam/p/www.poptechjam.com/EPISODES/PTJ_ep12.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android … Continue reading Episode 12: Don’t Call It Metro…Or a Comeback
As it announced in a recent blog post, Google is changing up its search algorithms in what some are calling an attempt to impose a “pirate penalty” on those who illegally post copyrighted content online. The new Google math is designed to push sites with valid copyright removal notices farther down in the results rankings … Continue reading Episode 12 News: May the Swag Be *Ever* in Your Budget
Windows 8, Microsoft’s overhaul of its flagship PC operating system, isn’t due out in final form until October 26th. If you’re curious about it and just can’t wait to kick the tires, the company has a free Windows 8 Release Preview edition you can download and try out for yourself. So, what are the system … Continue reading An Early Start with Windows 8
If Web browsers could compete in their own Olympics this summer, Google Chrome would take the gold. For July 2012, the traffic-measurement company StatCounter, puts Chrome’s global market share at 33.8 percent. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer takes the silver with a 32 percent share and Firefox lands the bronze with 23.7 percent. Not making it to … Continue reading Episode 11 News: Let’s Be Careful Out There
Mars rover and Olympic fever hit J.D. and Pedro hard this week. J.D. highlights some essential smartphone and tablet apps for the mobile astronomer and The Kaiser officially opens the inaugural 7 inch Tablet Olympiad. In the news, Google’s Chrome browser continues to gain in popularity, Apple and Google’s divorce gets even more contentious, and … Continue reading Episode 11: Space Apps and the 2012 Tablet Olympiad
If NASA’s latest mission to Mars has you all hepped up on the space program again, you don’t have to go farther than your smartphone or tablet to touch the sky. The agency itself has several software goodies, including the official NASA app for iOS and Android so you can keep tabs on the Mars … Continue reading Gimme Some Space!
The 2012 Olympics are underway in London and although social media and streaming apps are bigger than they’ve ever been during the Games, not everything is going swimmingly. The US television network NBC has been getting some criticism as viewers complained about the Opening Ceremony commentary and for editing out a sensitive section of the show … Continue reading Episode 10 News: Summer Games