Saturday, August 02, 2014

TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #373 | 2014-08-02 | NMAP #DDOP

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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.

Feel free to follow along with Steve Holden at: Twitter and/or Google+.  For technology news only updates follow TechNewsRadio @ Twitter.

August 2, 2014 in Linux, Macintosh, Networking, Open Source, Podcast, Recommendation, Security, Tips, Windows | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Podcast Update On Personal Finance Tools

Back in Podcast #325 we had a mention and a link to a personal finance tool called Wesabe. It is no longer available.

There are other options out there like Mint and PocketBook.

If you know others then please let us know!

June 12, 2014 in Administrivia, Business, Reference, Tips | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Friday, May 30, 2014

Tracking News Related To TrueCrypt

Here are some links to stories about TrueCrypt shutting down:

TrueCrypt is a key tool in our toolkit for protecting data and we use it everyday.  If it is actually going to go away then it will leave a big whole in end-user security options for data encryption.

 

May 30, 2014 in Current Affairs, Development, Security, Tips | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Monday, September 16, 2013

Solar Power Review - Keeping Your Tech Powered While Camping

I recently picked up from Harbor Freight Tools the following solar power kit: 45W Solar Power Kit (#68751) for just over $150 (including tax).

Solar-kit

Over the course of the last couple of months I've been able to try out the kit on several camping trips were there was no easy electrical grid access.  The camping environment was pretty sunny but not always 100% full sun.  The time of year for all the trips was summer and the location was Southern California.  I ended up setting up the kit on the top of our small camper.

The main reason I picked up the kit was to keep all of my tech gear charged so I could keep tabs on email, news, and any tech issue with my sites.  This was usually less than 1 hour a day which worked out well for my needs, and expectations related to being on a camping trip.

The gear I was able to keep operational using the kit included: cell phone, tablet, WIFI card, and a laptop during trips lasting up to 7 days.

I was suprised during the main daylight hours that the inverter could charge directly: the cell phone, tablet, and WIFI card.  To keep my laptop charged I needed to capture to an emergency car battery system, and then use 3rd party car charger/inverter to get the right power levels to keep the laptop charged.  I was also able to keep charged a USB battery pack so I could run my WIFI card during non-daylight hours when needed.

One other lesson learned, was to turn off all electronics while sleeping.  This helped keep all the devices more readily available the next day then keeping them in standby/sleep mode overnight.

All in all the system worked very well and I'd recommend it.

Updated: 3/16/2014

September 16, 2013 in Gadget, iPad, Media, Mobile, Recommendation, Reference, Technology, Tips, Travel | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

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".

Feel free to follow along with Steve Holden at: TwitterFriendFeed, and/or Delicious.  For tech news only updates follow TechNewsRadio on Twitter.

This podcast is sponsored by SCOTTEVEST and Amazon.

July 6, 2010 in Apple, Books, FriendsInTech.com, iPad, Mobile, Music, Podcast, Technology, Tips | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Twitter Updates - ePub, TurboCash, iPad, Windows, Box.net, Evernote, etc

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

  • OpenBook Specification for ePub (xhtml, css, etc) - some tools: Calibre & Adobe InDesign http://bit.ly/bGryk8
  • TurboCASH has released the 4301 Update (5/5/2010) - this is an interesting open source financial mgmt application http://bit.ly/cwBVEP
  • Just posted on my personal blog "An Apple iPad ~2 Month Later Review & Update" http://bit.ly/dAl3ml
  • MacWorld has good references on on ePub & iPad http://bit.ly/ckDgSy
  • Celina Jacobson has an interesting post examining "100 Excellent Lifehacks for Your Long Commute" http://bit.ly/bjsLuS
  • Mark Minasi's TechNewsletter#89 Secrets of Creating Default User in Windows 7, Cleaning Up Setup's Little Security Hole http://bit.ly/cQBbEV
  • Box.net is now beta testing drag-n-drop functions to the cloud using HTML5, Firefox 3.6, and Google Chrome
  • Possible Evernote User Group Meeting in San Diego being discussed http://bit.ly/ble1sk

June 6, 2010 in Apple, Current Affairs, FriendsInTech.com, Linux, Media, Mobile, Networking, Open Source, Podcast, Productivity, Recommendation, Technology, Tips, Twitter, Windows | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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

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This podcast is sponsored by SCOTTEVEST and Amazon.

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:

Feel free to follow along with Steve Holden at: Twitter, FriendFeed, and/or Delicious.  For tech news only updates follow TechNewsRadio on Twitter.

This podcast is sponsored by SCOTTEVEST and Amazon.

November 24, 2009 in Books, Conferences, Development, FriendsInTech.com, Microsoft, Podcast, Tablet PC, Technology, Tips, Windows | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Monday, November 09, 2009

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

Over the last week the following were posted to TechNewsRadio @ Twitter.com:

November 9, 2009 in Apple, Enterprise, FriendsInTech.com, Gadget, Macintosh, Microsoft, Mobile, Networking, Recommendation, Technology, Tips, Twitter, Windows | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #355 | 091020 | Open Database Alliance, Jetty, PacketTrap, & Conference Pointers

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

Today's TechNewsRadio.com podcast covers the following topics: Open Databases Alliance; the Webtide's Jetty Java application server; PacketTrap network monitoring tools; and conference pointers:

The links mentioned in this podcast includes:
The beer recommendation for this podcast is the Sam Adams Dunkelweizen.

The podcast recommendation is TWIT.tv's This Week in Google (TWIG) with Leo Laporte , Jeff Jarvis, and Gina Trapani.

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.

Feel free to follow along with Steve Holden at: Twitter, FriendFeed, and/or Delicious.  For tech news only updates follow TechNewsRadio on Twitter.

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

October 20, 2009 in Conferences, Development, Enterprise, FriendsInTech.com, Mobile, Networking, Open Source, Podcast, Recommendation, Technology, Tips | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Sunday, October 18, 2009

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

Over the last week the following were post to TechNewsRadio @ Twitter.com:

October 18, 2009 in Current Affairs, Development, Enterprise, Gadget, Games, Macintosh, Microsoft, Mobile, Security, Storage, Technology, Tips, Windows | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack