Posts tagged iphone
- VW intentional software code avoids EPA regulations
- Canadian Minister of Education loses student data – 3.5M records
- More WRLR app talk – giving Mike another reason to hate Apple …
- But Apple’s XCode issues gives Mike a major case of the Schadenfreude
Jay “Geek Trivia” Garmon Trivia Answer
Who are the only 4 authors have won both Hugo and Nebula awards in the same year?
Podcast Only Song of the Week
TOPIC: We start by talking about the iPhone 5 and who among you was sitting out there waiting for it? Was it worth it? We’d love to know … though Mike has some ideas of his own too of course! If you’re on the fence you might want to check out this Jimmy Kimmel video: Kimmel iPhone 5 Prank
Jay Garmon comes back to us this week with a nice long talk about what shows to look for this season, including a great way for Apple to turn their insane fans into a powerful quarterly charitable powerhouse, and leaves us with this brian twister:
What is the technical term “Hobbit” used for (before and distinct from Tolkien)?
In addition, we have time for a great lineup of coolsites of the week, including:
- VDI Works – Remote control your desktop with your iPad or iPhone!
- BuyBackTextbooks – Android and iOS app to figure out quickly and easily the best place to sell your books back!
- CFY PowerMyLearning – Great educational fun site for all grades up to college!
We pull from the archives the hopping “Super Bon Bon” by Soul Coughing. Enjoy!
TOPIC: Or at least it should be! Mike and Dave get together right before Halloween this year to tell you spooky tech stories … well, maybe not so spooky, but Dave does apologize for his comments about Steve Jobs from a few weeks ago, and an apology from the TechTalk show can seem almost supernatural in it’s rarity. Tablets and a possibly too-long discussion of IVR rounds out the show before …
Jay “Encyclopedia Garmonica” treats us to a totally a propos Halloweeny geek trivia question:
What was the only manned space flight mission to take off on Halloween day?
And that leaves us ample time for some great seasonal coolsites of the week!
- PumpkinPatchesAndMore – Find all the local pumpkin patches in your area! Plus carving templates, recipes, and more.
- HalloweenPrintables – From the great folks at FreePrintables.net, come some cards, puzzles, and coloring pages just in time for Halloween!
- FantasyPumpkins – These are cool to look at all year, and include templates for many of the coolest pumpkins you’ve ever seen!
This week we treat your ears to a speed metal version of the classic “Every Day is Halloween” by Ministry.
TOPIC: Just Mike and geek buddy Jay Garmon here today, and even though Mike’s never been described as an Apple fanboy a good amount of time is spent discussing the impact that Steve and his ubiquitous bitten fruit have made on the world today. To honor Steve, the geek trivia question of the day is related and apropo:
What business did steve jobs want Pixar to be in when he bought them? (Hint – it WASN’T computer graphics and animation!)
In more positive news, the TechTalk Facebook fan page is officially unveiled! That makes it into our coolsites of the week, and make sure you visit it, like it, and share it!
- TechTalk on Facebook – Come check it out, like it, share it! Great place to swap geek trivia guesses, make suggestions for the show, and even listen live right on facebook!
- Ruck.us – Find like-minded politicos, wherever they may be, and make a ruckus! Options for joining movements, expressing your opinion, and even signing polls online.
The podcast only song of the week this week is “Howling for You” by The Black Keys.
TOPIC: No Dave, but lots of discussion about the new Verizon iPhone, the Motorola Zoom tablet vs. the soon to be ubiquitous iPad 2, and then our good friend Jay Garmon comes on to not only discuss ebooks and copyright materials for a while, but then zings us with another great trivia question:
What element of retiring space shuttle equipment will any school be able to purchase for less than $50 (including shipping)?
Of course you get some awesome cool sites of the week too:
- SlickScreen – Allows you to put up multiple webpages and applications with just the right size and position!
- Greplin – Searches not just your desktop, it searches the cloud … all your apps and links and social networking at once!
And we end with the podcast only song of “Drunk Girls” off of LCD Soundsystem’s final album (ever)!
TOPIC: Mike and Dave get pretty deep in a heated discussion (hot and heavy?) about Steve Jobs and whether we need – or deserve – to know if he’s healthy or ever coming back to take the helm at Apple. Plus, we have an awesome interview and discussion with Eric Ginsberg, VP of Bookswim and lending expert talks to us all about renting virtually anything (not just your beer) – movies, dresses, cars, trees, books, anything!
To top off that great talk, we figure out our tech issues with Skype for the last time and get Jay Garmon on for some great geek trivia:
What other product – besides plastic building blocks – is Lego corporation the world leader in production?
With such great folks to talk to, we don’t have a tremendous amount of time for coolsites, but we do have some tremendous coolsites:
- Chintzee – Specifically for Amazon, will alert you to price changes, drops and updates. You’ll never miss the best price again!
- 42 Goals – Bare bones and cloud-based goal tracking site for the new year, or any time
We end up with our podcast only song of the week Reppirt Yad! by The Budos Band.
TOPIC: OK, there is just no way Mike could hold himself to only 10, but he did stop at 11 so it really wasn’t too bad! In addition we talk about the reported Verizon iPhone, the push of 4g and WiMax tech, plus what to look for in the coming year with mobile vs. TV vs. handheld, and more!
Wouldn’t be a good new year without the inimitable Jay Garmon joining us to talk about his new gig, Backupify, and give a new great geek trivia question this week:
What ingredient of Coca-Cola is still used from the original formula, that would be illegal for any other beverage company in the country to import or use?
OK, so here’s those top 10 (or 11) coolsites of the year:
- Google Voice – I’m sure this doesn’t surprise you; if you haven’t heard us talk about it already check it out today!
- myJobChart – Great way to keep track of your kids and their chores (and rewards)!
- WiseStamp – Awesome signature plugin for Firefox that lets you fully customize your signature(s)!
- Kaseya Free – Manage, control, and troubleshoot your PC’s from anywhere!
- Prezi.com – Kick powerpoint to the kurb and give a REAL Prezi prezentation!
- Microsoft-hohm – Track energy usage in your home!
- Retrevo – Manuals, manuals, manuals! Never forget to RTFM again!
- Hiren’s Boot CD – Tons of useful and easy to use tools and utilities to save your computer or hard drive from any problem you can think of!
- NoReplyAll – Outlook plugin that stops anyone on Outlook from (easily) replying all or forwarding your email!
- NeedToMeet – Less work than Timebridge even, just an awesome way to get people together on a preferred day/time.
- Freeware-guide.com – EXACTLY what it sounds like! Check it out for all your free stuff needs!
Thanks for joining us this year! And our podcast only song of the week is a little old school ditty named “Bustin Loose” by Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers!
(NOTE: Due to licensing issues we instead play The Killer’s “Somebody Told Me” on the podcast – sorry to be confusing!)
TOPIC: Just Mike yet again, this week astounded by the fact that Apple has exceeded Microsoft in market cap. After getting excited about that – and the fact that MS is nipping at Apple’s heels in order to get Bing into the iPhone – we do get down to some real tech news, tips and information.
Plus, as expected Jay Garmon comes through yet again with a phenomenal geek trivia question for the week:
How many screens did the original Star Wars open on when it was released on Memorial Day?
There’s some great coolsites of the week to take you off into the sunset:
- NeedToMeet – Just what it sounds like, a dead simple (and free) way to get everyone you need to meet with in the same place at the same time!
- WhichDateWorks – Another great way to get a bunch of people to meet and choose a date!
- OpenClipArt – Tired of those stale old clipart images everyone uses for their invitations? Ditch ’em with this site!
- LoveVectorFree – Another great place to find some cool images for your invites, websites, or applications. Some are very artistic and cool!
- Cool Old Video Games – via Kim Kommando, an awesome list of web-based free to play old-school coinop games!
- Google PacMan – didn’t get a chance to waste some of the 4.8B hours everyone else did? Check it out now!
- Kongregate – a somewhat social take on fun free games … lots of flash and java and some great puzzle games if you’re looking for that!
The podcast only song of the week this week is Eighties Movies by The Billionaires!
TOPIC: Dave is back in the studio and we have a great time debating who’s to blame for Gizmodo’s “theft” of an errant iPhone! After that and some other more newsy items (and helpful advice) Jay Garmon joins us with a fantastic Geek Trivia:
Jay’s question of the week this week was:
Of the top 10 worst oil spills in history, which was the worst accidental spill?
Mike shares some more math tricks for our good friend and long time listener Steve from St. Louis, and on top of that we get to a handful of fantastic coolsites:
- Squaring two numbers in your head – Once in a while we just have to prove the rule that we are indeed geeks! Shouts to our good friend and author John Graham-Cumming of the “Geek Atlas.” Perhaps we can convince him to come back on the show again someday!
- Kids-In-Mind Movie Reviews – Wondering if that new flick the chilluns are clamoring for is going to warp their fragile little minds? Don’t go to the theater blind ever again!
- Thisweknow – Explore government data about your neighborhood, city, town, county or state!
- Microsoft Hohm – energy saving tips and gadgets galore … from Microsoft! And with that cute misspelling of ‘home’ how could you not love it?
The podcast only song of the week this week is “From a Tower” by LoveLikeFire. Check it out!