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
NBC and Twitter get taken to the woodshed, bots may be pumping up Facebook’s ad numbers, and rumors suggest Apple will launch iPhone 5 in a few weeks. Pedro on Apple’s 10.8 “Mountain Lion” version of their flagship OS and J.D. on changing the keyboard language of your mobile devices. http://media.blubrry.com/poptechjam/p/www.poptechjam.com/EPISODES/PTJ_ep10.mp3Podcast: Play in new window … Continue reading Episode 10: Apple, Y U No Call It Cougar?
Many people communicate in more than one language and today’s technology keeps up with this global worldview. While your phone or tablet’s operating system may have a default language for the menus and interface, you can go multilingual when it comes to dashing off texts, e-mail messages and other bits of writing. Apple makes this … Continue reading (Hopefully) Helpful Hint: International Keyboards to Go
Pedro on game console media streaming servers and J.D. highlights some gold medal apps just in time for the 2012 Olympic Games. In the news, Youtube ticks off Wesley Crusher…well they’ve cheesed off actor and producer Wil Wheaton who played Ensign Crusher on ST:TNG while Apple and Samsung continue their slapfight in various coutrooms around the … Continue reading Episode 09: J.D. and the Kaiser get THUNDERSTRUCK!
Hardcore trolls will still hide behind their handles YouTube (owned by Google, you know) is encouraging members to link their user names on the video site to their real names on the Google+ service. The whole universal Google-wide identity thing is not going over well with everyone — most notably with the actor Wil Wheaton, who went … Continue reading Episode 09 News: Law & Orders
Need an app that lets you keep up with the 2012 Summer Olympic games in London? If you’re cruising the mobile Web on an Android or iOS device, quite a few await you. The London 2012 Organising Committee, for example, has three apps of its own, including Join In and Official London 2012 Results. The Results app … Continue reading Gold Medal Apps for the 2012 Olympics
In the news, Yahoo taps Google exec Marissa Mayer to be CEO and the Dark Knight is all set to rise. Pedro looks at Online Influence in a Tech Term of the Week and J.D. helps us create hard-to-crack passwords. http://media.blubrry.com/poptechjam/p/www.poptechjam.com/EPISODES/PTJ_ep08.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | More … Continue reading Episode 08: What the Heck is a Pangolin?
Thievery and hacking never go away, and tech nerds like us always advise coming up with “strong,” hard-to-guess password for your computer or other accounts. But many people don’t exactly know what exactly constitutes a strong password. Fortunately, you can get some password-creation advice on your computer — right there in the control panel where you … Continue reading (Hopefully) Helpful Hint: Creating Hard-to-Crack Passwords
Yahoo is busting a move and has nabbed Marissa Mayer, an engineer and one of the earliest employees at Google, to be the company’s new chief executive. Yahoo has had a rough time of it in the CEO department the past year, so here’s hoping Mayer gets the ship back on course. (Maybe give Flickr … Continue reading Episode 08 News: Dolphins and Sea Lions and Penguins, Oh My!