TechFan #268 – Revolution Needed

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Special guest Peter Cohen joins Tim this week to discuss the topic “The tech that is in most need of a revolution”. Also discussed: video games, Rare Replay, BackBlaze, and much more. Check it out!

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Links:
Peter Cohen on Twitter
Peter Cohen’s website
Blog at BackBlaze.com

TechFan #267 – Hacking Around

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Tim and the returning David discuss hacking the FireTV Stick, HDMI inputs on a Mac, 17-inch MBP upgrades, Xbox One, connected devices, crappy controls on monitors, podcast editing, John Martellaro’s Background Mode, and much more.

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Links:
The Mac Observer’s Background Mode Podcast
FireTV Stick

TechFan #266 – Glenn Reid

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Tim interviews
Glenn Reid, the CEO of Marathon Laundry Machines. Glen has a fascinating history at Apple and Adobe, and he is looking to disrupt the laundry industry.

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Links:
Glenn Reid on Twitter
Raindrop Box
Marathon Laundry Machine

 

TechFan #265 – Old Tech

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Owen Rubin joins Tim Robertson this week to discuss old technology, his review of the Tenda Powerline Adapter, technology and bootlegging in Assia, scam emails, and feedback from last weeks show. Plus, iCade arcade questions!

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Links:
Scanline Generator
Ivation Letter Illuminated Large Print Full Size Multimedia Computer Keyboard
iCade List
Monitor
Power On/Off Switch
VGA Cable
Arcade board / Harness / Power Supply
Sticker
Buttons
Joystick 

TechFan #264 – Apple Anger

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Time to get fed up with Apple and the insulting Mac upgrade cycle? Tim and David discuss. Also, Nintendo is releasing a mini NES, Amazon has a big problem brewing, the PocketCHIP, and magazines. Tim also finds a killer deal at Macsales.com

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Links:
John Gruber
Accidental Tech Podcast
Nintendo Classic Mini
PocketCHIP

TechFan #261 – Galloping Podcast

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A shorter episode as David and Tim prepare for Macstock Expo next weekend! Also, we will be at the Galloping Ghost Arcade at 1PM on Friday, July 15th, for anyone who would like to come. Hackintosh, geek culture, more on the Sony Xperia Xa phone, and more on this episode.

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Links:
Galloping Ghost Arcade
Macstock Expo
Sony Xperia Xa Unlocked Phone
tonymacx86.com

TechFan #260 – Not Professional

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Tons of feedback this week, which makes Tim and David very happy! Also,
Freebooksy, Sony Xperia Xa, Motorola Verve Ones, Social Media proposal by the US Customs and Border Protection, Evernote, Disney cancelling Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions, and The Essential Apple Podcast.

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Links:
Freebooksy
Essential Apple Podcast
Sony Xperia Xa Unlocked Phone
Motorola VerveOnes
Social media accounts subject to inspection
Evernote Announces Price Hikes
Apple granted patent for way to stop iPhones from taking photos at concerts or sensitive locations
‘Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions’ Pulled from App Store

TechFan #258 – Bill Smith of CompuCraft

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Tim Robertson takes TechFan on the road to Grand Rapids, Michigan, with an onsite visit with CompuCraft Technology and an interview with owner Bill Smith. Later, Tim tries to get his youngest daughter to talk on the podcast, but she is too cool and refuses.

This episode is sponsored by Macsales.com

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TechFan #257 – Self Driving Episode

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Owen Rubin joins Tim Robertson again this week to discuss self-driving cars, Microsoft trying to trick people into upgrading to Windows 10, living in a simulated reality, Al Alcorn, and the best ways to speed up your Mac. This episode is sponsored by Macsales.com

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Links:
No, Microsoft hasn’t backtracked from zealous Windows 10 upgrade tactics
Elon Musk says we could all be living in a video game

TechFan #256 – Bad Graphics

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Owen Rubin joins Tim Robertson for a long and lively discussion on Classic Macs, Arcades, HP, Freedom of the Press, Peter Thiel and Gawker, Magic Eraser, PS4, and much more. This episode of sponsored by MacSales.com

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TechFan #255 – Google IO

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David and Tim discuss the news out of Google this week, including Daydream, Chrome, Due and Allo, and what it all means. Tim also decided to tweet one of his arcade machines and gives and update on that. Finally, David looks at picking up a used MacBook Air from our sponsor, OWC!

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Links:
Google I/O 2016 Coverage
MacStock Conference
ultimarc.com

TechFan #254 – Civil War

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Tim and David mix it up by getting right into all your feedback. What is the post-PC era, and are we there yet? Plus, Tim replaces his a MacBook with a mini-PC, upgrades to a MacBook Air via OWC, and the end of Disney creating video games. The main focus is our review (spoilers!) of Captain America: Civil War.

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Quantum Byte Windows 10 Mini Desktop PC

TechFan #253 – Time’s Top 50

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Time posted a Top 50 Gadgets of All Time list, and David and Tim go through it selectively. Also, listener feedback and upgrade options for Nemo’s Macbook Pro.This episode of sponsored by MacSales.com

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OWC 1.0TB Mercury Electra™ 6G SSD

Links:
The 50 Most Influential Gadgets of All Time (Time)

TechFan #252 – Purple

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Tim has had a horrible two weeks, which is why TechFan missed a week! David and Tim discuss USB-C as a replacement to the headphone jack, Microsoft stops making new Xbox 360’s, Sony H.ear on Wireless NC Headphone, Macstock Expo,
WoW servers, and Prince. This episode of sponsored by MacSales.com

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Links:
Intel wants USB-C to replace the headphone jack
Blizzard: Allowing pirate WoW servers would “damage [our] rights”
Microsoft ceases Xbox 360 production
Sony H.ear on Wireless NC Headphone
MyMac.com Newsletter for Macstock Expo Savings!

TechFan #251 – Trust

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David and Tim have a great argument in the second half of the show about streaming first run movies. Also, do you trust the technologies that require an online connection? Did you know that NES games are still being made? There is a new campaign to recreate the Commodore 64. And look at our links to get an Xbox 360 USB controller to work with a Mac!

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Links:
Xbox 360 Controller Drivers for Mac OS X
Crowdfunding new Commodore 64
Big Trouble in Little China for NES
Google deliberately disabling some old smart-home devices
Retro Gaming Table
Sean Parker’s streaming service

TechFan #250 – Heroes

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It turns out, Tim is at fault for Star Wars not working on his computer, not Apple. Also, Sony released the PS4 Remote Play app for Mac, Tim follows David’s lead and starts using uBlock, bogus surveys, and Superman V Batman is reviewed

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