Archive for September, 2014
TOPIC: Frustrated with pop-ups, pop-unders, pre-load video ads and more? Worried about inadvertently clicking an ad and winding up in a malware vector site? Today we talk with Ben Williams of AdBlock Plus, arguable the most effective, respected, easiest to use and free-est ad blocker plugin and extension out there!
As an added tech bonus, Mike earns some sort of badge by coordinating a call from a Canadian visiting Panama City (that would be our intrepid co-host and world explorer Dave “Sparky” Saganaki), geek trivia and related great stuff from Louisville resident Jay Garmon, and successfully brings our interviewee in from Germany – all at the same time!
Speaking of geek trivia:
46 years ago this week, the Soviet spacecraft Zond 5 was the first to accomplish a feat often wrongly attributed to the Apollo program. What important spaceflight first did Zond 5 accomplish?
On the coolsites watch today, we’re going to direct you this way:
- AdBlock Plus – What we’re talking about!
A truly podcast only podcast only song of the week is the super nerdy, java loving “Java Life” rap from Oracle!
TOPIC: Yes, it’s possible – and even recommended (given the right circumstances)! Listen this week to find out why Mike believes a chromebook and chromecast dongle may be all you need for your kid’s college tech investment as they head to school this year.
Even though we’re all about the Chromebook loving this week, we do have some good things to share about Windows 9, try not to scare yu too much about security this week and then even have time for some awesome cool Sites of the Week:
- Tasker – Make your (android) phone do ANYTHING you want! Really … if you can dream it, it’s possible!
- Hubspot Signals – Get info on companies, track emails sent and read, and more with this freemium app. Just the email opening and tracking functionality alone is worth the price of admission for us!
- Sunrise – A better calendar. Really … and yes, it’s worth checking out even if you love your current calendar!
Mellow podcast only song of the week this week is St. Lucia’s “All Eyes on You”!