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GNC #672 Big Day for LinkedIn

Posted by geeknews at 7:59 PM on May 19, 2011

Geek News Central Podcast Headed back to Honolulu, I have had a great week here in Texas, much accomplished. Planning a return trip in Mid June followed by a potential east coast trip as well. Lot’s of tech with a political slant tonight kinda weird but seems that at times themes develop in the news reporting.

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Show Notes:
5 Ways to use LinkedIn
Malware on the loose for Mac Users.
Apple App Store Security Threat?
Chrome URL Bar going Bye Bye?
Religious Reaction by Apple Fanboys?
Fetch.IO
More bad news for Sony PSN?
16hr Cell Phone Marathon on Train?
Twitter Changes Rules Again.
Verizon 4G LTE Growing.
Comcast Sensitive to FCC Hire Tweets.
TokBox Group Video Chat!
Social Media Infographic.
Google Search App.
Verizon iPhone 5 Dual Mode.
Data Hungy Apps making BW Impact.
Twitter providing Reporters Intel.
Little Blue Pill Hearing Loss.
Amazon Gadget Trade In.
Intel Open Mouth Insert Foot x2.
iPhone Oximeter.
Verizon Family Data Plans.
Secret Service 2x Screw Ups.
AT&T No App Restrictions.
Wired Teaches Potentially Illegal Activities.
Philly Police and Citizen Gun Holder Incident.
Amazon and State Sales Taxes.
Who owns the Tweets.
4th Amendment under attack!
Artist to get some money after all.
Apple TV Hack.
Homeless Planets.
Don’t Take Space Program Lightly.
Windows Phone 7 comes to Verizon.
Smartphone Tracking Law.
Dark Mater Hunter.
e-books King!
Warrantless Bill backed by RIAA.
One Headset!
Guitar Self Tuner.
20 iPad 2 Apps.
T-Mobile wants You.
P2P Traffic Surge.

TGP-2011-04-07 #2 AMOD Geotagger

Posted by geeknews at 9:19 PM on April 7, 2011

Welcome to The Gadget Professor’s podcast! Today”s show is all about the AMOD geotagger. Sit back and relax while you listen to The Gadget Professor.

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GNC-2011-03-31 #659 Green Screen Mania

Posted by geeknews at 1:04 AM on April 1, 2011

If you have not watched the video for the show in a while, take a little while and watch it today when I post it, as I employ Green Screen on the show for the first time. I want to congratulate our Seagate Drive winner Justin Stockman. Lots of cool video clips to review in some of the articles tonight folks so pay attention to the show note links.

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Show Notes:
Cable Companies Admit its not about the Bandwidth.
SpaceX Something Big!
$30.00 VOD?
Hazardous Air in Iraq!
Skype to get Warrant Next court in your Car.
NYT Digital versus Everyone.
Tangibile Good Study.
MPAA & Indie Film Producers.
Amazon Cloud Player.
Do Not Track gaining Favor.
WOW users wants heavy fine now!
SQL Injection Attack!
Slice HD to real!
Boxcar App you need to try!
Google Mobile Updated.
Twitter Real Numbers.
Meteor Radar?
Up close with Mercury.
Refueling in Space.
REBR Calls home after Re-Entry!
Failed Star place to look for Aliens?
Sun Image Spectacular.
Another Skype Outage.
Hard Time for Movie Uploader.
Windows Phone 7 by the Numbers.
Last Pair of Nail Clippers.
Wallet Eliminator.
Water Leak Alarms.
Cyber Snipa Headset!
Cool Commercial.
Roku goes Retail.
Old School Emulators.
Google +1 Button.
Google Versus Demand Media.
Google Page Speed.
Logitech Wireless Windmill :)
EV Battery Swap Station.
Adobe Photoshop iPad App Demo.
Face Identification?
Apogee Duet 2
207 MPG in ok Looking Car.
Did you backup Today?
Hotmail Desktop Notification.
Google Clamps down on Android.

Review of Iphone 3GS

Posted by KL Tech Muse at 12:22 PM on June 20, 2009

The Iphone 3GS came in on Friday, June 19 at about 2:30 pm,  which was on time, since they said the package would be delivered by 3:00 pm.   The box that the IPhone 3GS comes in is the same as the previous Iphones.  Upon opening the box the Iphone is the first thing you see.  Under that are the earphones, the charger, which is a lot smaller then the previous ones, plus the USB connector.   In one of the sleeves is a small tool used to pop out the Sims card.  There are also instructions, legal paper work and finally the apple stickers.   Now to the Iphone itself.

It is slightly heavier then the original  Iphone.  It is also rounder in the back, most likely to provide room for the video capability and compass.  It is completely glossy black, where as the original one had a silver matted back.  The volume and lock buttons on the side are silver as is the off button on the top.  On the original Iphone they were all black.   Other then those small differences it looks almost exactly the same.

The phone is not charged up when you get it, so that is the first thing you need to do.  You can either do that by using the usb cables and connect it to your computer, or you can use the wall charger.  It took about and hour to charge the phone up, which is pretty fast.  If you do use your computer to charge the Iphone, make sure you have Itunes set up and ready to go.  The connection and process with Apple went without a hitch and was done fairly quickly.  Once you connect with AT&T, you will get a message telling you that they are processing your request.   I received the confirmation that they had finished the registration about 2 hours later.  I do know that some people had trouble with this part of the process and were popping the Sims card from their old Iphone and placing it in the new one to speed up the process.  I wasn’t in any hurry so, I didn’t see a need to do that.   The phone then starts syncing automatically, that process does take sometimes especially if you are syncing a large library.   Once you finish syncing and you’ve received the message back from AT&T your phone is ready to use.

The first new application you will notice is the compass.  The compass can be set for true north or magnetic north.  You click on the icon and Google maps locates you very quickly and accurately.  I suspect this application, will become more usefully once applications like the Tom Tom become available that use its capability.   The Voice control command, while neat in concept, only works sometimes and quickly becomes frustrating. I couldn’t get the voice dialing to work at all and the music activation was iffy.  Plus to activate it you have to push the home button, which is not very convenient if you are driving.  It is not something that I will use very often.  It may get better over time as upgrades come in, so I will try it again later.  The one upgrade that I am impress with is the addition of video capability to the Iphone and the upgrade of the camera to 3 mega pixels. This is a picture I took with the Iphone 3GS Flowers outside CVS I also did a short video, to test the video capability,  which I downloaded to Youtube.  It did take awhile for Youtube to process it, so I also imported it to Vimeo.   It is in  a .mov extension so videos taken this way can easily be edited in Imovie.   I can guarantee that you are going to see a lot of good quality videos go up on Youtube that are made with the Iphone.  A very amusing video on the possibilities is up at  Macbreak with Alex Lindsay of Pixel Corp

There are a couple of things that I have not tried the first is MobileMe and the second is tethering.   I haven’t tried MobileMe because I don’t see the need for it at this time.  Although the locate me, does look interesting.  I am not sure it is worth the $99.00 it would cost.   I have not tried to tether my phone.   I do know that people have tried it and have been successful, but it is unclear what AT&T reaction will be to the unsupported tethering.   I am not willing to take the risk and am willing to wait.   All together I am very happy that I did update to the to the 3GS, now I just have to figure out what I am going to do with the extra 11 gb of space I have on the new Iphone.