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


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


Twitter Updates - Evernote, SimpleDB, Beatweek, Dynamism, Python, Etc

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

  • checking out an old reference from my Evernote library - Digital Home Recording Tips, Part 1 - O'Reilly Media [bit.ly/cRgYOm]
  • For all you database guru's out there - Amazon SimpleDB now supports "consistent reads and conditional puts & deletes" [bit.ly/d2gHGk]
  • How to get Windows updates in an ISO image so you can burn them to DVD for systems not connected to the Internet [bit.ly/9JUsMS]
  • if you do internet based research & data analysis then you might want to check out Context Discovery
  • There is now a video library of content for igniteshow.com that is scheduled for March 1-5, 2010 across 60 locations on 6 continents
  • Checking out the new Beatweek (formerly iProng - music, new media, podcasting, mobile gear) fan page on http://www.facebook.com/beatweek
  • Opus.com has announced iMacros for Chrome - automates common tasks such as posting feedback, checking visitor statistics & downloading info
  • Dynamism.com has the new viliv S10 tablet computer with 10.1” HD LCD, multitouch swivel screen, Intel Atom CPU, 10 hour battery, optional 3G
  • the other "Steve Holden" is offering an online course Python 1: Beginning Python ($199) 
  • SlySoft.com has announced the AnyDVD (HD) 6.6.2.3 Update - this is a great Windows DVD copy/backup program that works well with Handbrake
  • Mark Minasi has shared some great Microsoft Active Directory tips related to ADSIEdit & LDAP 
  • VIZIO’s XVT Series HDTVs now come with integrated & upgradeable Internet Apps (Demand, Flickr, Netflix, Rhapsody, VUDU & Yahoo TV Widgets)
  • Oracle recently released VirtualBox 3.1.4 with improved stability & bug fixes.
  • OpenOffice.org Conference (OOoCon) will be from 08/31-09/03/2010 in Budapest, Hungary

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

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This podcast is sponsored by SCOTTEVEST and Amazon.

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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TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #358 | 091110 | Free PDF Editing, IBM's VMControl, Extreme Visualizations from HiperWall & Conference Pointers

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This podcast is sponsored by SCOTTEVEST and Amazon.

Today's TechNewsRadio.com podcast examines: OpenOffice.org's free PDF editing extension; IBM's VMControl management tool for multi-vendor virtual machine deployments; and visualization news from media wall vendor HiperWall.

We reference the following upcoming conferences:
In addition, the following links were mentioned:

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #356 | 091027 | Windows 7 Bitlocker, Cloud Services, HTML 5, & Conference Pointers

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

Today's TechNewsRadio.com podcast examines: Windows 7 Bitlocker on XP & Vista, Information Week on a comprehensive Cloud Services matrix, why HTML 5 matters from Dr. Dobbs, and then some conference pointers:
Links mentioned in this podcast includes:

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.


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

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

  • 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 [bit.ly]
  • DARPA is working on R&D projects that could lead to DoD energy independence [bit.ly]
  • OpenOffice.org 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]