TechFan #216 – Gridz

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What’s the difference between Marvel and DC movies? Tim Robertson and David Cohen explore that, as well as discuss the Asus X205TA, iPad sales, Apple Music, cheap Apple Watch bands, writing, Gameloft, and an old PowerPC game, Gridz.

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Asus X205TA
Starfront: Collision (Mac)
Gameloft shuts down NYC studio
Gridz and Tim’s 1998 MyMac.com Review

TechFan #215 – Entertainment Tax

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Tim returns for a great conversation with David in which they guys discuss Chicago’s Entertainment Tax, Better Touch Tool for Mac OS X, Touch Arcade, Macstock, cool LED lights, Blu Life 8 XL, Braven BRV-Pro speaker, Apple Music, and much more.

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Chicago Tax
BLU Life 8 XL Smartphone – Unlocked – US GSM
BRAVEN BRV-Pro Wireless HD Bluetooth Speaker
Touch Arcade
BetterTouchTool
Macstock
SUPERNIGHT LED Stip Light
Industrial robot death

TechFan 214 – Edited on the iPad

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This week, Tim is traveling for work again, so David takes the opportunity to break our normal podcast workflow by attempting to do the show completely on his iPad. Topics under discussion include the poor management decisions made by some Tech companies, and a retro look at the Alphasmart Neo.

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www.soundcloud.com
AudioCopy by Retronyms Inc
Alphasmart on Wikipedia
Alphasmart writer’s discussion group

TechFan #211 – iCade and Keyboards

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Tim finishes (kinda) the mini Arcade! David has an Apple Watch waiting for him to open! Google IO is going on, and keyboards, Amazon shipping, Facebook, and much more are all topics of discussion on this episode of TechFan!

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MagBak
Retrobrite base product – hair lightening cream

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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The Podcast Digest

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