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Tim and David brave the Macstock Expo in this special episode of TechFan. Guy Serle from the MyMac.com Podcasts joins in the fun, as does Tom Schmidt. This episode was recorded on Friday, July 15th from a hotel room.
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.
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.
Sponsor: OWC USB-C Dock
Essential Apple Podcast
Sony Xperia Xa Unlocked Phone
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
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
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
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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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!
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.
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
The 50 Most Influential Gadgets of All Time (Time)
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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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!
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!
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
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
Tim is angry again. What else is new, right? David has a new computer! Topics include not being able to play the new Star Wars movie on a Macbook Pro, the 16GB iPhone argument continues, the FBI dropping the Apple court case, Apple blocking the music iPhone app with ads, and much more. Also, Tim and David completely forget to talk about Dawn of Justice after mentioning it at the top of the show.
MSATA to IDE Adapter
iFixit guide to Powerbook G4 15″ Hard Drive access
TenFourFox – Modern Firefox browser for PPC
Hack Skype 2.8 (last PPC version) to keep it working
Adobe Jumps the Shark
Google’s Gmail April Fool prank backfires in spectacular style
Tim and David discuss the Apple event this week, and one of them is really unhappy with Apple still marketing a 16GB iPhone. Also discussed is the iPad Pro, the passing of Andy Grove, and… PeeWee Herman?
Only two main topics for the episode: advertising networks and websites that use them, and discussing some of the bigger movies coming out this year.
Tim finds a site that brings him back to one of his old-style favorite video games, Tecmo Bowl. There is a vibrant community around older video games, and David joins in with news that Blizzard is still updating Diablo II. Plus, is VR going to outprice itself to become as big as it can be?
Myth: The Fallen Lords
Blizzard just updated Diablo II for Windows 10
Sony finally gives free games 5 years after the data breach!
Is VR going to be too expensive?
David and Tim discuss a car accident, security, infrastructure, liberty, and more! Oh, and technology, including Fire OS, Microsoft building a wall around Windows, Apple and both the Mac OS and iOS, Epic Games’ Tim Sweeney, and MONKEYS!
Watch Tim make an ass of himself on YouTube
Amazon will restore optional full disk encryption to Fire OS 5
Why Epic’s Tim Sweeney blasted Microsoft in bid to keep Windows 10 open
This new wireless tech lets monkeys control a wheelchair using just their thoughts