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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SponsorAura SSD from MacSales.com. The first and only upgrade for your Mid-2013 and later MacBook Air and MacBook Pro!

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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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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TechFan #249 – Angry

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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.

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Links:
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
Ublock.org
Adobe Jumps the Shark
Google’s Gmail April Fool prank backfires in spectacular style

TechFan #248 – 16GB?

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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?

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Disney Infinity version for AppleTV

TechFan #247 – Ad Networks and Super Heroes

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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.

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Links:
BBC, MSN hit by malicious ad attack

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TechFan #246 – Tecmo

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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?

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Links:
Myth: The Fallen Lords
Tecmo Bowl
Diablo II
Warcraft II
AppMinute.com
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?

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TechFan #245 – Monkey

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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!

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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

TechFan #243 – Mark Chappell

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With David still on vacation, Tim welcomes special co-host Mark Chappell to the show. Tim and Mark discuss the rise of the iPhone, how Mark got into the Apple universe, gaming on the Mac, taking photos, football, hockey, and of course Apple vs. the FBI

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Mark on Twitter
essentialmac.co.uk
Rampant Mumblings Podcast
FERRITE RECORDING STUDIO 

TechFan #241 – The Printing Conundrum

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Do you still need to print documents or pictures? If so, this is the episode for you. Plus, usable older iPhones, the eye of Sauron, email from Owen, Error 53, suing Apple, and much more.

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Links:
Samsung Wireless Monochrome Printer
There’s a new “-gate” brewing on the Internet – Error 53
Aberystwyth man wins Apple Watch warranty court battle  

 

TechFan 240 – You Don’t Know Jack

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David has car problems while Tim races a snow storm. Did you know the LEAF does not have a spare tire? Tim revisits the Fire HD 8 vs the Hire HD 7, and both of the guys are fed up with Apple’s online services. Finally, more on the Apple Watch and DC’s TV and movies.

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TechFan #239 – Hoverboards are not recommended for bodypopping

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David Cohen is joined this week by friend of the show Owen Rubin, who has a serious tech-related injury to share. After discussing the joys of returning to direct IT Support, they geek out in a discussion about electric car vehicles pros and cons.

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Bicep Tendon Rupture
UK Health Service-supplied disability car
Toyota Prius-C

TechFan #238 – PineHead

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Tim Robertson and David Cohen discuss the meaning behind PineHead, CES coverage, Quack Tech.
HumanCharger, VR, Oculus Rift, Google Play, Android, Russia, Space Flight, Star Wars, and much more!

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Links:
Russia Says Elon Musk is ‘Stepping On Our Toes’
I’m building a PC just so I can use an Oculus Rift
After 7-minute hearing, US Marshals raid a CES booth
Malicious apps in Google Play made unauthorized downloads, sought root

 

TechFan #236 – Post Holiday Tech

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Tim and David discuss dialects, warm winter weather, flooding, bio-medical tech, a little bit of Star Wars (no spoilers!),  Wells TA5005 GoTech Bluetooth Mobile OBDII Diagnostic Tool, Circut design cutting tool, video game, and the design of Apple products.

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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015E4BRTE
twitter.com/JonyIveParody

TechFan #235 – The TechFan Awakens

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Tim and David discuss Star Wars – The Force Awakens on the second half of this episode, and it is NOT recommended for those who have yet to see the movie. Spoilers galore! You have been warned! To start, Tim discusses his Comcast modem problem and the fast resolution, bad Hover-boards and Amazon’s response, Kickstarter projects, and crapware MacKeeper.

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TechFan #234 – May The Force Be With You

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Star Wars hype, Star Trek, more on the Apple headphone jack rumor, the new Amazon Fire HD 8, iPhone 6s Battery Case, Google Pixel C, and more!

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Links:
Apple iMac ad – Colors
The Pixel C was probably never supposed to run Android
TechFan Episode #24 with Richard Phillips from 2011
http://www.head-fi.org/
Amazon Fire HD 8

TechFan #233 – Jacked Up

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Tim brings up the rumor of Apple abandoning the headphone jack on the next iPhone and goes off on the idea. Metal roofs are also discussed, as well as Konami getting egg on their face, the Wolsen portable gaming console, a broken Xbox 360, the disappointing sales of the new Halo and Star Wars Battlefront games, and much more.

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Links:
WOLSEN 2.5″ LCD Portable Game Console Speaker
Konami blocked Metal Gear creator from accepting award

 

TechFan 232 – Tim Returns

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Tim is back from six weeks of travel to rejoin David, and there is much to discuss! topics include a follow-up to David’ ebay Mac purchase, iPad Pro, WiFi, LiFi, a first-look at the Philips Fidelio Bluetooth Headphone M2BTBK, the Nest Cam, Black Friday, and much more.

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Links:
What Is Li-Fi, and Will It Replace Wi-Fi?
Philips Fidelio Bluetooth Headphone M2BTBK
Teardown shows Nest Cam is “always-on” even when you think it’s off
Black Friday is now also a UK thing