TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #369 | 2010-07-13 | OpenOffice.org News

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Today's podcast examines some recent news from OpenOffice.org that Petroleo Brasileiro SA is rolling out a big BrOffice.org deployment to over 90,000 systems; and that v3.21 of Open Office has been release with v3.3 expected this Fall 2010.  Two additional links mentioned in this podcast include: Open Document Format (ODF) and Oracle.

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.


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:

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.


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 https://bit.ly/bGryk8
  • TurboCASH has released the 4301 Update (5/5/2010) - this is an interesting open source financial mgmt application https://bit.ly/cwBVEP
  • Just posted on my personal blog "An Apple iPad ~2 Month Later Review & Update" https://bit.ly/dAl3ml
  • MacWorld has good references on on ePub & iPad https://bit.ly/ckDgSy
  • Celina Jacobson has an interesting post examining "100 Excellent Lifehacks for Your Long Commute" https://bit.ly/bjsLuS
  • Mark Minasi's TechNewsletter#89 Secrets of Creating Default User in Windows 7, Cleaning Up Setup's Little Security Hole https://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 https://bit.ly/ble1sk


TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #345 | 080812 | TW Telcom, PDF, IBM Jazz, CradlePoint, Better Energy Systems, Research Reports, & Upcoming Conferences

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

Today's traditional Tech Rag Tear Outs show covers: a Time Warner Telcom name change; PDF is now an ISO standard; IBM's Jazz collaboration tools; two mobile gadgets one from CradlePoint and the other from Better Engergy Systems look interesting; and a warning on industry technology research reports they might not be as transparent as you think.  Some of the sources mentioned in this podcast include: Software Developer Times, Forbes, and Wall Street Journa.

Links mentioned in this podcast includes:

Conferences mentioned in this podcast includes:

The microbrew recommendation for this show is Widmer Brothers' Drop Top Amber Ale.


TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #343 | 080322 | BlackBerry Enterprise, eWeek Top Tech For 2008, DOD Conferences Pointer, WordPress Update, and Interview on Virtual Teams

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Today's show covers: #1.) RIM's latest enterprise news; #2.) eWeek on 2008 technologies you should check out; #3.) a pointer to DOD conferences in the Washington DC area; and #4.) news about the very popular blogging tool WordPress.  Once we get through the news, there is an interview I recently recorded with President/CEO Eric Basu about how his company Sentek Consulting uses the latest technologies to enable effective virtual teams.

Links mentioned during the news portion of the podcast include:

Links mentioned during the interview on virtual teams includes:

Our microbrew recommendation of the show is the Widmer Broken Halo IPA. And if you have any tech questions post them to: forums.friendsintech.com.


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 #335 | 070814 | Tech Tidbit: ServerLift

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Today's Tech Tidbit podcast examines ServerLift. If you have a comment or thought about this product, please post it to FriendsInTech.com.

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


TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #333 | 070731 | Why Do People Listen To Manager-Tools.com Podcasts?

Today's podcast takes a tangent from the traditional Tech Rag Tear Outs format to examine attendees of the April 2007 Effective Manager's Conference thoughts on why they listen to the Manager-Tools.com podcast.

Additional links mentioned in this podcast includes:

You can also get connected via: Twitter, Jaiku, Pownce, & LinkedIn. More information about my Audacity session at the Podcast and New Media Expo can be found via on the Podcast Expo Forums.

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

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TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #328 | 070410 | High Definition Tech Plus eTech Interview With ThinkFree.com

Today's Tech Rag Tear Outs podcast looks at some Hi-Def (HD) compatible PC card pointers from Wired and Maximum PC.  We are also bring you an eTech 2007 related interview with Jonathan Crow @ ThinkFree.com.

Links mentioned in this podcast include:

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

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TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #331 | 070501 | Biggest Attendee Take Aways From Manager-Tools.com Effective Manager Conference

Today's podcast brings listeners some great audio interviews of attendees at the recent Manager-Tools Effective Manager Conference

The collective wisdom of this podcast is based on the answers to the question: "What is your biggest take away from attending this conference?"

You can also get my complete personal impressions of the conference via an interview I did with Douglas E. Welch on his Career Opportunities podcast.

This podcast is sponsored by: SCOTTEVEST (SeV) - makers of fine tech clothing. And thanks to Zimbra for sponsoring our recent attendance at eTech 2007 (podcast review).

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