TechFan Podcast 210 – Updates and New Stuff

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Tim has an update on the mini-Arcade project. David purchased an Apple Extended Keyboard II and explains how to get it to work with a modern Mac. Adobe makes a business decision, more on streaming services and car audio, and David plays with the new MacBook.

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Not New Video Games

TechFan #209 – The Project

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Tim Robertson and David Cohen discuss Verizon buying AOL and what they really want out of the deal. Also up: problems with Plex, videogame publishers harsh business tactics, Sega pulling iOS games, Spotify, and Tim has a new tech project for his kids!

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Tontec 10 Inches High Resolution Screen
URBEST Inlet Module Plug Fuse Switch Male Power Socket
Jamma 60-in-1 KIT Classic Arcade Multigame Multicade – JAMMA PCB Arcade game conversion kit

TechFan #208 – Lost and Found

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Tim and David discuss being on the front page of iTunes, The Mac App store, losing tech gear and the cost of replacement, Nintendo making a profit, Plex media service, and much more!

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Macstock
Nintendo turns a profit
Plex
Samsung VU10H3021PY/AA VU3000 Lift and Clean Bagless Vacuum Cleaner, Yellow

TechFan #207 – Neo Madness

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Tim does some major upgrades to his NeoGeo Cabinet, David is stuck on mobile, Microsoft reveals new Windows features, and a all-new Mac conference is coming, Macstock!

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Holland Computer
161-in-1 NeoGeo MVS Multigame Cartridge Multicade 
Macstock
Ultimark

TechFan #206 – Naughty Google

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What Mac would you buy if your current Mac died? We asked Twitter that question, and this episode features the answers! Also, someone is naughty inside Google, Windows OEM explained, and GarageBand hates Tim this episode.

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Naughty Google (updated: see it here)

TechFan #205 – A lot of Apple’s

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Tim Robertson and David Cohen discuss the Apple Watch, NAB, Digital Camcorders, Virtual Pinball, the state of Apple’s Professional customers, buying Windows 7 to get a free copy of Windows 10, and much more.

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Windows 10 http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/about
Infamous “podcasting patent” knocked out

TechFan #204 – Victor Cajiao

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Victor Cajiao joins David and Tim to discuss his new show, Artechulate! With new technologies popping up every day, how do old business models change and adapt? Tim breaks his iPhone and does not have the best experience at an Apple Store. All this, and much more, on this episode of TechFan!

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Victor Cajiao on Twitter
Artechulate Podcast
Log In – Log Out Fail

TechFan #203 – Meerkat

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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!

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TxK dev on Atari legal threats
From “Xbox Games With Gold April Preview: Double Games!”
Amazon Announces New Features for Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

 

TechFan #201 – On A Shelf

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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.

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T.R. Harris on Amazon
8 Shelf Desktop Tower by PowerGistics
New TechFan Twitter feed!

 

TechFan #199 – The Dan Lizette Show

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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.

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TechFan #198 – Arcade Audiophile

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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?

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Sony will sell a “premium sound” microSDXC card to audiophiles in Japan
Square Enix Flip Flops Again

TechFan #197 – Induction Chicken

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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.

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Your Samsung TV is listening to your private conversations
Samsung investigates why its TVs put ads in others’ apps
Apple’s iOS 9 to have ‘huge’ stability and optimization focus
Affinity Designer
Transferring games to your new 3DS XL?
Hank and Jed Show
Hamilton’s IND-DOCK3 Induction Speaker
PlugDock

TechFan #196 – Audioengine B2

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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.

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Tim Robertson interview on The Podcast Digest
Pixelmator
Debabelizer – Now Free, no support, does not support after Lion
Audioengine B2 Premium Bluetooth Speaker – $299

TechFan #195 – Placement

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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!

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Playlist for YouTube (music, cartoon, kids videos)

TechFan #194 – The Case

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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.

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Google 60
Unread
Photo Problems on iPhone

TechFan #193 – CES and Lasers

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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?

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TechFan #192 – Twenty

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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.

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Simcity BuildIt
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