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Today's podcast is inspired by the Dog Days Of Podcasting (#DDOP).  It is a single focus recommendation on why I have NMAP in my security toolkit and why you should consider it.

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@technewsradio Roundup Posts for May 7th, 2011

The following is a summary of @technewsradio posts to Twitter:

  1. ASIS Bookstore (security pro organization) has announced over 26 new books via their online store
  2. SWFTools is a collection of open source utilities for working with Adobe Flash files (SWF files)
  3. Amazon online cloud services has a bunch of demos available - including Travel Log (Sample Java Web Application)
  4. Google has fixed a SketchUp 8 "dreaded shadow bug"
  5. Franklin Covey's PlanPlus for Outlook (version 7) is now on sale for $80 (vice $100) 
  6. Looking for a open source mind mapping tool?  Then check out Free Mind
  7. Microsoft Press has announced 3 more books in their Step By Step series: Microsoft Word 2010, Excel 2010 & Project 2010 
  8. has an interesting article "Wired—Geek Power: Steven Levy Revisits Tech Titans, Hackers, Idealists"
  9. Listening to "A Witness to a the Egyptian Revolution" by Doug Kaye (Executive Director, The Conversations Network) via
  10. Per Kevin Devin at - A good tool for finding Creative Commons (CC) images on Flickr is here
  11. the Microsoft & Nokia deal seems to leave HP WebOS, BlackBerry, and Intel out of the loop with Apple (#2) & Android (#1) being top dogsDelete
  12. red5 is an open source audio/video (FLV & MP3) server that also supports H.264 
  13. Steven Levy's classic "Heroes of the Computer Revolution" has a new 25th Anniversary Edition

TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #371 | 2010-07-16 | VMWare Fusion 3.1

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Today's podcast examines the latest version 3.1 of VMware Fusion for the Apple Mac OS X

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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 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
  • Amazon has announced a Asia Pacific Region AWS datacenter in Singapore (EC2 S3 SimpleDB RDS SNS CloudWatch Cloudfront)
  • 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 seems like a nice upgrade: more meaningful icons, location, scheduled updates, translations, etc
  • is looking for proposals their 10th year conference in Budapest, Hungary from 08/31- 09/03/2010
  • Checking out Apple's "iPad : The Missing Manual—New from O'Reilly" - new book $25 -
  • Mark/Space has announced Android Calendar Sync Version 1.4 Beta
  • The new Apple OS X Snow Leopard Security Guide is now available online via PDF
  • has released AnyDVD6.6.4.2 with support for Avatar, more encryption updates & other fixes
  • Willow Garage has a new open-source initiative for institutions and universities to build upon a robot platform
  • OpenBook Specification for ePub (xhtml, css, etc) - some tools: Calibre & Adobe InDesign
  • Just installed the new VMWARE 3.1 for Mac -- reports about Bootcamp VMs being faster seem true - more info:
  • PhatWare has announced WritePad for iPad - an advanced handwriting recognition software
  • 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 [free 30 day demo]
  • 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
  • SitePoint's newest book "Create Stunning HTML Email That Just Works!" looks like a good HTML intro:
  • How to Upgrade Your MacBook's Hard Drive -- Is a good reference!
  • Anyone interest in an Apple iPad meetup in San Diego, CA - Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Twitter Updates - Microsoft, Outlook, Power, Mobile, Server, Mac, Security

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Twitter Updates - Audio, Windows, CMS, Virtualization, Streaming, Database

Over the last week the following were posted to TechNewsRadio @

Twitter Updates - eBook, Audio, Audit, Energy, Management, Wireless

Over the last week the following were posted to TechNewsRadio @

  • When are $10 ebooks coming to O'Reilly tech books? - lowest price looks like $15 most over $20
  • FYI -- Network Sound Effects Library (120 CDs with 10,000 effects) is $995
  • Audit Control Manager (screencast) for Mac OS X []
  • DARPA is working on R&D projects that could lead to DoD energy independence []
  • 3.2 Beta Release available download
  • Manager Tools Effective Manager Conference is Dec. 10, 2009 in Toronto, Canada, & Jan. 26, 2010 in  London, UK
  • FYI -- WinX DVD Author deal [link via email - no experience with this software]
  • Sierra Wireless AirLink PinPoint XT in-vehicle gateways are now available on CDMA & EV-DO networks [tinyurl]

Twitter Updates - InfoSec, Tech & Kids, Storage, Tips, Research

Over the last week the following were post to TechNewsRadio @

TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #354 | 091013 | OpenOffice, Podcasting Tech, Racks from APC, & Conference Pointers

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This podcast is sponsored by SCOTTEVEST (SeV) - makers of fine tech clothing.

Todays' podcast links to the following references:

The beer recommendation for this podcast is Maui Brewing Company's CoCoNut PorTer.  And the podcast recommendation is the Typical Shutterbug Podcast.

We are giving away a Tom Bihn Checkpoint Flyer in the Black/Steel color pattern with a 15" laptop compartment to celebrate the start of our 5th year of podcasting.  Listen to the podcast for directions.

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This podcast is sponsored by SCOTTEVEST (SeV) - makers of fine tech clothing.

TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #346 | 2009-01-06 | WIFI Routers, IBM Laptop, Mac Scanner, Cloud Computing, Virtualization & Hard Drive Destruct

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This podcast is sponsored by SCOTTEVEST (SeV) - makers of fine tech clothing.

Today's traditional Tech Rag Tear Outs podcast examines:

The microbeer recommendation for this show is the Beach Bum Blonde Ale (North American Beer Award Bronze Medal winner in 2006).