TOPIC: Dave and Mike get to talk to Jeff Trachsel of NextWorth this week, and discuss how NextWorth can help you trade up (or at least get rid of) all that tech junk you’ve been collecting!
We also talk about Macintosh’s malicious malware that has descended on fully 600,000 of you supercilious, overconfident apple fanboys! (And yes, Mike does take a load of special joy out of this occurrence). Between that and Google glasses discussions we wind up missing out on Jay Garmon but he does send along a trivia question to keep us thinking for a week or two:
What is the first recognized software Easter egg — one that’s 45 years old?
We also get some great coolsites of the week in:
- DailyDislike – Exactly what it sounds like … tell people what you hate today!
- White Pages Neighborhoods – See who lives next to you! Phone numbers, addresses, and kids names … a little creepy perhaps but ultrauseful!
- Search EBooks – Great place to find downloadable copyright free e-Books and documents!
- HypeMachine – Great place (and app) to find new music!
The podcast only song of the week is “Mister LittleJeans” by Runaway.
TOPIC: Mike talks healthcare and mobility and more with Steve Rosen and Jeremy Hillman of Proximiti Communications! This doesn’t happen of course until after we get a rant in about why not to get a satellite radio, how Mike supports the Pats and a sad update regarding Micron’s CEO Steve Appleton’s tragic Plane crash.
Jay “Encyclopedia Garmonica” saves us from ourselves with not only the answer to last week’s question, but a great (and tough) new one:
Of the people that stand to make the most from facebook IPO, 3 people besides founders stand to make millions. Who are they?
We have such a great conversation there’s no time left over for coolsites, except these:
- Proximiti Consulting – Steve and Jeremy’s home! If you’re looking for more detail on what we discussed on-air, or ways that you can more effectively integrate mobility solutions and mobile device management into your organization, Proxmiti is a great place to start – You can contact Steve Rosen at 847-512-7896 or via email email@example.com.
- NFL.com – One of the only legal sites to watch the big game this weekend
The podcast only song of the week is “Hit ‘em Up Style” by Carolina Chocolate Drops.
TOPIC: After a little phone tag and some discussion of how GoDaddy sites were hacked, Dave and Mike get a chance to grill ZocDoc’s CEO Cyrus Massoumi about a very cool way to find and schedule your next doctor! New to Chicago, ZocDoc has been helping California and NY residents rate their experiences and schedule their doctors for nearly four years now.
Jay Garmon tell us even more about Dragoncon, sharing that although he didn’t wait in line to meet True Blood’s Erik Skarsgaard and Al-Cid, he did do battle for elevator space with winged cosplayers, so considered it a wash! He also presents this great question for your cogitation:
In 2003, what misunderstanding of math lead to every major PC manufacturer being sued?
OK, so we fell down on the coolsites thing this week, but give you a great podcast only song “Wondering Why You Don’t Talk to Me” by Jill Scott!
TOPIC: Dave and Mike have a fantastic time grilling the Mermailer crew Jason Schmidt and Jeremy Schmuckler about their new and very cool service for helping clean up your inbox! We find a few minutes to rant about the HP tablet and upcoming Amazon tablet too, and oh yeah, some Steve guy in Cupertino put in his notice …
Jay Garmon provides the great and geek as usual geek trivia:
What year saw the most hurricane names retired, ever?
We have so much fun talking to J&J that there’s really only time (or need) for one coolsite this week:
- Mermailer – Control the flood of email that comes into your inbox by scheduling digests. Free and useful!
The podcast only song of the week is “One, Two, Three, Go!” by Belanova!
Recently I was given the opportunity to test drive a phone and service – Boost mobile’s newest pay-as-you-go offering (with shrinkage), and the newest android phone in their lineup, the Samsung Galaxy Prevail.
I’ve separated the review into two parts: Phone vs. Service, and given separate ratings to each.