Tim and David test out Meerkat while recording this weeks TechFan Podcast. They also have a new Twitter account, and one email address for contacting the show! Is TxK ripping off T2K? Why such a disparity between Xbox One and 360 in free games? Amazon updates the Fire TVs! All that, and your feedback on this weeks TechFan!
Tim and David look at the new MacBook. David is more enamored with it than Tim is, which leads to a nice conversation. Tim get’s a nice compliment from one of his favorite authors and does not let it go to his head AT ALL. And in the product spotlight, the PowerGistics 8 Shelf Desktop Tower is featured.
Dan Lizette from The Podcast Digest show joins Tim and David to discuss a variety of topics, including the FCC’s new rules on Net Neutrality, what tech companies are doing with all those profits, and ends the show with a discussion, finally, of the Apple Car rumors.
Tim, David, and Owen discuss the new ploy by Sony to milk audiophiles out of more money. Square Enix is in hot water with some of their customers. Owen has a major Mac problem the guys try to fix to start the show. And the featured tech for the week is a 25 year old arcade cabinet?
Tim, David, and Owen discuss the week of bad news, most self-inflicted, of Samsung. Nintendo drops the ball, again, while Apple seems to be doing something very right with iOS. Product features this week include the PlugDock from Fuse Chicken, and the Hamilton Buhl IND-DOCK3 Induction Speaker. Finally, David gives an update on his electric car (Nissan Leaf), and Tim talks about Hank and Jed.
The Featured Product for this episode is the Audioengine B2 Premium Bluetooth Speaker. Is this the $299 speaker you have been waiting for? Also, great feedback from listeners, as well as discussions on Pixelmator, Debalelizer, batch file processing, Alex’s Apple Orchard, Open Doc, and a lot more.
Extra-long show this week with Tim, David, and Owen discussing the shut down of TUAW and Joystiq by AOL, paid product placement, SEGA pulling out of PC gaming, Dave and Busters, AlienWare Alpha, Comcast, the FCC, Amazon, and more on Carbon Copy Cloner. Plus feedback from Donny, Tom, Erick, and Peter!
The Case Show! Well, kinda. In answer to Neil’s question last week, FaceBook and Twitter weigh in on the case question for smart phones. Also, is Apple’s software getting worse? Apple also stopped the Single of the Week promotion, and Tim, David, and Owen discuss this and many other topics.
Tim and David discuss CES, the new Micro-Computers, lasers, and EL Wires. Listener Neil Worton asks what you do with your smart phone: to case or not to case? And do iOS developers who don’t advertise or market their apps have any case to complain about low sales?
Tim talks about the iPhone 6 Plus, driving with the GPS, 2014 and looking ahead to 2015, the 20th anniversary of MyMac.com, a Samsung Wireless Printer, SimCity BuildIt, and audio feedback from Mike Breed on technology in education.
Owen joins Tim this week after his vacation. Owen is having some major Apple software problems, Tim reviews the $79 Kindle and the new Kindle Fire HD 7, and we take control of listeners iPhones! The first over-the-air iPhone Hack happens on this episode!
With Owen still being miserable in Hawaii, Tim and David have an extra long show! The Sony email hack – leak is having far reaching effects. Tim thinks it’s time for Apple to embrace color again. David talks about the benefits of OneNote after Sam N. writes in about Evernote. Tim reviews the ToastMade iPhone 6 Plus case, the 14-inch HP ChromeBook, and the NES Bluetooth Controller.
David and Tim talk about a few different BlueTooth audio products, including the LuguLake Portable Wireless Speaker, the Genius headset, and more. Tim talks more about his iPhone 6 Plus, and David took the plunge on a iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2. And Owen is flying to Hawaii, so we hate him now.
With a client meeting in progress, David can’t make the show, so Tim and Owen talk about Meh, 99 iPhone marriage proposal, ChromeBox, the Internet Archive Arcade, President Obama’s talk of making the Internet a utility, and much more.
This week’s show came together in an unexpected manner as David managed to track Tim down in LA when he had his mic plugged in to his computer; just in time for him to vent his spleen about holding data to ransom. Also, we get to enjoy listener Tim Clark’s review of the Amazon Fire TV.