A mega-giant tech company dominates the news this week with the announcement of a new tablet computer…but it’s not the fruit themed one. Nope. Nuh unh. Microsoft stirs up quite a buzz with their new Surface tablet. J.D. serves up another (Hopefully) Helpful Hint and Pedro takes a look at some iPad input devices.
And now it’s time for the Pop Tech Jam Tech Term of the week where I do my level best to explain the geekspeak, nerdwords and communications jargon you may encounter on the Internet. I’m sure most of you listening to this have at least a passing familiarity with the social network Tumblr. I recently … Continue reading Tech Term of the Week: Tumblelog
This was a big news week so we packed in as many headlines as we could; J.D. tears Pedro away from the tube long enough to discuss streaming television on mobile devices; and Pedro has another Tech Term of the Week.
For the two or three folks out there who may have been on vacation in an Internet-free zone this week, Apple made a bunch of announcements at its World Wide Developers Conference. These included a preview of its coming iOS 6 software for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, hardware updates to the MacBook Pro and … Continue reading Episode 03 News: Apple Announces, But Android Activates
Countless stories have been written about cutting the cord, ditching the cable company and watching all your video through online streaming. But if you’re not quite ready to make the snip, you can at least watch your shows in more places than ever before. Take for example, the Euro Cup 2012…’cause I need my international … Continue reading The Stream Team
On this week’s episode J.D. and I discussed my search for a browser that would sync my bookmarks across multiple OSes and devices. The hunt was precipitated by my frustration with the Safari browser. Of course you could save yourself a lot of hassle and just throw money at the problem by signing up for … Continue reading More Links for Episode 02: One Browser to Rule Them All…
Long time listeners know I don’t do the “change thing” so well. Actually, that’s not 100% accurate. What I don’t do is hop on bandwagons. I am NOT an early adopter. Every time I go against my better judgement and get the newest breathlessly over-hyped doohickey or doodad I am invariably burned. Exhibit A: the Blackberry Playbook. I rest … Continue reading UPDATE: The Kaiser Chooses a New Default Desktop Web Browser…and Continues Referring to Himself in the 3rd Person
Want to stash those important documents, receipts, confirmation numbers or other files on your phone before you go someplace? Here’s how. Step One: Convert File to PDF On the Mac, you can quickly make a PDF out of a Web page, email message or other document just by pressing Command-P. Yes, this is the Print … Continue reading (Hopefully) Helpful Hint: PDF Files on Hand
The Electronic Entertainment Expo brought its usual flurry of gamed-related news this year. Sony’s new Wonderbook peripheral for interactive storybooks on the PlayStation 3 looks especially interesting, especially since J.K. Rowling (She of Harry Potter Fame) has created the first title, The Book of Spells, to let Hogwarts wannabes practice heir wizarding lessons on the big … Continue reading Episode 02 News: Time to Drink the Donuts
Along with a heaping helping of news headlines Pedro gives us his picks for alternatives to your default mobile browser and J.D. offers up a Hopefully Helpful Hint on how to store PDF files on your smartphone.