TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #368 | 2010-07-12 | Apple iPad Review & Book Pointer

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Today's podcast is a quick review of the Apple iPad and a pointer to a new book "iPad: The Missing Manual" [ISBN: 978-1-4493-8784-6] by J.D Biersdorfer with David Pogue. Links mentioned in this podcast include:

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TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #364 | 2010-07-06 | Having Fun With Your Apple iPad

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Today's podcast is a pointer to an O'Reilly webcast entitled "Five Ways The iPad Can Entertain You" with J.D. Biersdorfer the author of the book "iPad: The Missing Manual." The webcast is going to focus on: Books,  Photos, Movies, Music, and Maps; plus offer time for Q&A.  The webcast is currently scheduled for 10 - 11 am on Friday, June 9, 2010. You can sign up via: REGISTER >

We also play a short promo for Chuck Tomasi and Kreg Stepp's companion podcast called "Teach Yourself WordPress in 10 Minutes ... in 10 Minutes" that is a great supplement to their book "Teach Yourself WordPress in 10 Minutes".

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TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #363 | 2010-07-05 | Getting Started With WordPress

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Today's podcast examines news from fellow FriendsInTech.com members and Technorama podcasters' Chuck Tomasi and Kreg Stepp. They have a new book out called "Teach Yourself WordPress in 10 Minutes" from SAMS publishing, and a companion podcast called "Teach Yourself WordPress in 10 Minutes ... in 10 Minutes".  For reference the main WordPress sites are: WordPress.org and WordPress.com.

You can also learn more about WordPress from a newsletter tip from Geeks.com.

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This podcast is sponsored by SCOTTEVEST and Amazon.


Twitter Updates - Google, Amazon, Windows, Chrome, TweetDeck, iPad

The following is a summary of tweets posted to TechNewsRadio@Twitter over the last week:

  • This WEEK in GOOGLE42 bit.ly/9SYkfL Check out: Ribbit, Android Kindle app, Google Reader Play, Diaspora, Google Wave open to all
  • Per @LeviathanChrons the podcast novel "Leviathan Chronicles" has a big update on 5/26 http://bit.ly/8ZzfDq
  • Amazon has announced a Asia Pacific Region AWS datacenter in Singapore (EC2 S3 SimpleDB RDS SNS CloudWatch Cloudfront) http://bit.ly/9NMCNc
  • TechPodcast.com Roundtable is today - Sat. May 22nd at 1pm PT / 4pm ET - Stitcher Radio, Green Screen HowTo, 5 Top Windows Utilities
  • standardizing all my computers with Google Chrome as the default browser - it seems to be faster, more reliable, etc than Firefox
  • TweetDeck 0.3.4.1 seems like a nice upgrade: more meaningful icons, location, scheduled updates, translations, etc
  • OpenOffice.org is looking for proposals their 10th year conference in Budapest, Hungary from 08/31- 09/03/2010 http://bit.ly/b6d6cQ
  • Checking out Apple's "iPad : The Missing Manual—New from O'Reilly" - new book $25 - http://oreil.ly/90aNZO
  • Mark/Space has announced Android Calendar Sync Version 1.4 Beta bit.ly/aDLSrX
  • The new Apple OS X Snow Leopard Security Guide is now available online http://bit.ly/9Rm19H via PDF http://bit.ly/cSanMT
  • Slysoft.com has released AnyDVD6.6.4.2 with support for Avatar, more encryption updates & other fixes http://bit.ly/c0tub1
  • Willow Garage has a new open-source initiative for institutions and universities to build upon a robot platform bit.ly/9muTgs
  • OpenBook Specification for ePub (xhtml, css, etc) - some tools: Calibre & Adobe InDesign http://bit.ly/bGryk8
  • Just installed the new VMWARE 3.1 for Mac -- reports about Bootcamp VMs being faster seem true - more info: http://bit.ly/vmware31
  • PhatWare has announced WritePad for iPad - an advanced handwriting recognition software http://bit.ly/aSuNXT
  • Checking out Tweekdeck v0.34.2 (upgrade from v0.34.1) --- I wonder what is new?
  • Checking out PersonalBrain 5.5 (visual information management) for Mac, Windows, Linux http://bit.ly/bpWZ7Y [free 30 day demo]
  • AppleCentral.com is now the new "centralized" home for MacTech, Now Software, MacNews, MacsimumNews, MacMinute, etc
  • Manager Tools Effective Manager Conference at Denver Marriott City Center has been announced for June 7, 2010 http://bit.ly/akUuI3
  • SitePoint's newest book "Create Stunning HTML Email That Just Works!" looks like a good HTML intro: http://bit.ly/cs7ZCk
  • How to Upgrade Your MacBook's Hard Drive bit.ly/benw4m -- Is a good reference!
  • Anyone interest in an Apple iPad meetup in San Diego, CA - Wednesday, June 9, 2010 http://bit.ly/985fSY


TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #361 | 091201 | Server Laptop, GlassFish, Security Tools, & Conference Pointers

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Today's TechNewsRadio.com podcast examines the following: a high-end server laptop called the "EUROCOM D900F Panther" from Eurocom; Sun's GlassFish Portfolio; and some recommended computer network security tools to check out.

The computer network security tools mentioned in this podcast included:
The podcast also contained pointers to the following conferences:
Additional links and references mentioned:

The craft beer recommendation for this show is Sierra Nevada's Torpedo Extra IPA.

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This podcast is sponsored by SCOTTEVEST and Amazon.


TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #360 | 091124 | Windows 7 Books, Network Programming, Screencast Tips, & Conference Pointers

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Today's TechNewsRadio.com podcast examines: Windows 7 book recommendations, network programming toolkits from Catalyst, and screencast tips (PDF)  via Tech Smith

In addition the following conferences are highlighted:
Other links mentioned in this podcast includes:

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TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #357 | 091103 | Small Computers, Google Wave, Cisco, & Conference Pointers

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Today's TechNewsRadio.com podcast examines: Marvell SheevaPlug small computerThe Complete Guide to Google Wave; Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) ; and Cisco expanded WiMax support in their networking products.

We also highlight the following three new conferences:

  • AFCEA's Cyberspace at the Cross Roads will be held Dec. 2-3, 2009 at the National Conference Center, Leesburg, VA.
  • Technology Training at has announced a "Configuration Management" course in Las Vegas, NV from Dec. 7-8, 2009, and  "Advanced Configuration Management Course" will also in Las Vegas from Dec. 9-11, 2009.
  • SANS Washington DC will be held Dec. 11-18, 2009 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.
Additional links mentioned in this podcast includes:

The winner of our Tom Bihn Checkpoint Flyer is mentioned in the podcast.  It was Bruce B. No relation to Mr. Tom B. :-) Thanks to everyone that participated!

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TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #340 | 070918 | Discussions on: Future Tense, CIO Podcast, IInnovate, Controlling Chaos, Eric Mack, JKOnTheRun, Radio Lab, Technorama, Kevin Devin, Engadget

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Today's Tech News Radio podcast examines a review of information technology related podcasts, and news items related to the tech podcast marketplace.  This is our 7th edition of this format and comments are welcome at: technewsradio@gmail.com.  The promo played in this show is from Mortgages Made Simple.

Specific podcast recommendations mentioned in this podcast include:

Additional links mentioned include:


TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #339 | 070914 | More On Skype & eBooks Plus Mobile Scanner, Kid Safe Browsing, & Conference Pointer

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Today's Tech Rag Tear Outs podcast discusses a variety of topics including: Internet VoIP, electronic books, new media content, mobile tools, a Firefox plugin for protecting children's web access, and an enterprise data warehouse conference pointer. 

The sources for these topics includes: eWeek, San Diego Union-Tribune, Forbes, New York Times News Service, and PC Magazine.

Additional links mentioned in this article:


TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #326 | 070401 | GETTING THINGS DONE (GTD)

Today's TechNewsRadio.com podcast is focused on David Allen's Getting Things Done (GTD).  Links and references mentioned in this podcast include:

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