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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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

Links:
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 #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 #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 #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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Links:
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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Links:
Naughty Google (updated: see it here)

TechFan #173 – It’s Too Big

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Tim and David discuss the GoPro, Bioshock coming to iOS, the upcoming Apple event and if a variety of iPhone sizes is in the works, and more. Don’t forget, this is the last week to enter the FotoMagico contest, which ends Aug. 14th!

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GoPro
OWC Radio and Blog post
Miami Cop in Trouble after Pulling Over Speeding Driver (YouTube link)
The OTHER 173, MyMac Podcast
The TechHive.com BioShock article
FotoMagico
EtherPad

TechFan #155 – Banned!

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After a week off, David and Tim discuss the iPad release of Microsoft Office, and what it says about the future of Microsoft. Plus, FaceBook buys Oculus Rift, some guys kicks banned for life from Google, and more.

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Banned for Life (Medium.com)

TechFan #154 – Online Ads

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Tim and David discuss the state of advertising online and in apps. David has a new Nokia phone! Tesla is banned from selling customers cars in New Jersey. Google gets aggressive with Goole Drive. David LOVES Awkward Family Photos! iOS 7.1 is out, and the battery drain issue is discussed. All that, and much more!

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TechFan Podcast #149 – Crazy Woz

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Tim and David discuss CRAZY WOZ, Sony exiting the PC business and LG thinking about it, Satya Nadella as the new CEO of Microsoft, Bitcoin booted from the Apple App Store, and what is Sapphire-Crystal and how could it change everything?

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TechFan #146 – Bears and Rabbits

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Tim Robertson and David Cohen discuss what happened at this weeks CES, including T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere getting kicks out of a party, 4K and curved television, and the lack of Window’s products represented at the show.

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John Lewis Christmas advert 2013