TechFan 312 – Uber, Surface, and CarPlay


Owen Rubin returns to join Tim Robertson and David Cohen to discuss Uber, Apple CarPlay, Consumer Reports on the Microsoft Surface, and some history of Claris. Plus your feedback!

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How one hot sauce seller hauled Uber into small-claims court and won $4,000
25% of Microsoft Surface owners report problems within 2 years, Consumer Reports finds
Investors hit Uber ex-CEO hard, sue over alleged “gross mismanagement”

Wiki Trolling
Claris

TechFan 309 – Macstock Expo 2017


Okay, so I’m writing this shownote at 5AM, the day after I returned home from Macstock, as well as a six and a half hour drive, so honestly i don’t know what the show is about. I know Guy Serle and Tom Schmidt joined David and Tim, but beyond that, I don’t know. Recorded on the first two days of Macstock Expo.

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Macstock

TechFan 308 – It cost more, but it’s worth it

Macstock Expo is two weeks out, and Tim and David give an update on sponsors and more. Google has a adware problem, iOS has a bloat problem, the Transformers have a quality problem, and the iPhone turns 10! All that, and how many of you remember TCR Racing?

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Google Play is fighting an uphill battle
What Does ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’s Box Office Performance Mean for the Franchise’s Future?
Total Control Racing
Macstock

TechFan 307 – JVC iPad Drone


Tim finally gets the new stereo system in his Sequoia, David has a Drone coming soon, and the new iPad 10.1 is talked about. In Wiki Trolling, we look at the Borovsko Bridge.

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DJI Spark drone
Highest possible score on  Ms Pac Man for the Atari 2600
Borovsko Bridge
JVC KW-V230BT

TechFan 305 – Monkey Selfie


Owen Rubin returns to join Tim Robertson this week. Topics include the Apple WWDC 2017 event, ivacy VPN, Fire HD, Kodak EKTRA, JBL Quincy Jones headphones, Facer, Travel Adaptor and Desktop Smart USB Rapid Charger from MacSales.com, Amiibo NFC Tags, and Monkey Selfies! Wait, what?

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Fire HD 8
Desktop Smart USB Rapid Charger
EnerPlex Travel Adaptor  for US, UK, and EU
Kodak EKTRA
JBL Quincy Jones headphones
Monkey Selfie WIKI page

TechFan 302 – Pirate Treasure


David and Tim discuss, without spoilers, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, US Travel Ban on Laptops, Macstock Expo, the Mystery of Oak Island, and much more!

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Thoughtout.biz
Macally
Macstock
Pixelmator

TechFan 297 – Search


Search on Mac and windows is broken, Google Street View, Drone DJ Mavic, subscription software, is freemium killing the iOS store,  USB-C – how to take a great idea and botch it, Power Ranger gets a Thumbs Up from David, and Tim says Logan one of the top three all-time great Super Hero movies.

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Adobe Illustrator CS5. Illustrator CS5 may crash on quit; this problem also existed in El Capitan so try the solution offered at the Adobe forums (Illustrator CS5 crashing on exit), specifically the part about renaming

/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CS5.5ServiceManager
to
/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CS5.5ServiceManager.bak

 

TechFan 295 – Game Changer


Tim and David discuss the Nintendo Switch and the new Zelda game in much more detail, including how the new console is a real game changer. (Please excuse the pun!) Then David talks about his latest Nintendo product! Also, did Google forget the Don’t Be Evil aspect of their mission statement again?

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