TechFan #264 – Apple Anger

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Time to get fed up with Apple and the insulting Mac upgrade cycle? Tim and David discuss. Also, Nintendo is releasing a mini NES, Amazon has a big problem brewing, the PocketCHIP, and magazines. Tim also finds a killer deal at Macsales.com

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SponsorD-Link Wireless AC750 Dual Band Cloud Router from Macsales.com

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John Gruber
Accidental Tech Podcast
Nintendo Classic Mini
PocketCHIP

TechFan #257 – Self Driving Episode

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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

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SponsorRocket Yard Guide: Six Easy DIY Ways to Speed Up Your Mac

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No, Microsoft hasn’t backtracked from zealous Windows 10 upgrade tactics
Elon Musk says we could all be living in a video game

TechFan #255 – Google IO

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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!

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Apple 13-inch MacBook Air 1.7GHz Intel Core i5 Processor

Links:
Google I/O 2016 Coverage
MacStock Conference
ultimarc.com

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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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 #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 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 #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 #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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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 #226 – Flatulence

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Amazon sends Tim the new Fire TV for review, but he only just got it so too early for that yet. Amazon also refuses to sell either the Apple TV or the Chrome Stick for not supporting Amazon Prime Video, and David thinks it is anti-competitive, while Tim is just confused by it. Will there be a PS Vita successor? What happened with iFixIt? And Tim gets a free breakfast!

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TechFan #225 – Digital Download Shock

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Tim and David go on a one-topic rant about digital downloads. David has a chat with Apple about getting a refund for BioShock, and they act out the transcript. If you have ever wanted to hear Tim do a falsetto, and who hasn’t?, this is the episode for you. Plus, Tim finds an inexpensive arcade, David is getting an iPhone 6s, and more.

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TechFan #222 – OO0

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It’s Force Friday, so of course Tim and David are up to discussing Star Wars toys at the start of the show. (And sorry, Kenny, if you’re out there somewhere listening!) The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has a pretty big design flaw, Game Center, Hot iPhones, BB-8 and OO-0, SteelSeries Stratus XL Wireless Gaming Controller, and the Dell XPS 13 are all topics for discussion.

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Pac-Man 256
SteelSeries Stratus XL Wireless Gaming Controller
Dell XPS 13

 

TechFan #221 – Den of Thieves

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Ashley Madison hack and the privacy and relationship repercussions are on the top of the show. Also,  
Pac-Man is back in a big, bad way with  Pac-Man 256 from developer Hipster Whale. Apple Music is once again a big topic thanks to feedback, as well as privacy.

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Pac-Man 256
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TechFan #220 – Private Eyes

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Privacy is back as a big topic for Tim and David this week, as well as Apple Camp for kids, Tim losing music thanks to iTunes, Lenovo installing crapware, and David’s woes with WayTools.

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Windows 10 and Privacy
Lenovo used Windows anti-theft feature to install persistent crapware
Apple Camp for Kids
WayTools.com

 

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 #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