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Basic tech news, tips, tutorials, training and education for beginning and casual tech users. Consumer-level topics include purchasing and utilizing home electronics and mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets.

Basic tech news, tips, tutorials, training and education for beginning and casual tech users. Consumer-level topics include purchasing and utilizing home electronics and mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets.

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United States

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Basic tech news, tips, tutorials, training and education for beginning and casual tech users. Consumer-level topics include purchasing and utilizing home electronics and mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets.

Language:

English


Episodes

Casual Tech User 11: Mobile Photography | Lessons Learned Using iPad and iPhone Cameras (Part 2) | 3 Minutes to Better Photography

8/26/2013
Vacationing with an iPad as your only camera. You have got to be kidding! No, leaving my DSLR camera at home, I primarily used my iPad during a two-week vacation last summer. Here are a few mobile photography lessons I have learned.

Duration:00:03:01

Casual Tech User 10: Mobile Photography | Lessons Learned Using iPad/iPhone Camera (Part 1)

8/15/2013
During a two-week vacation, I decided to leave my DSLR camera at home and use only my iPad and iPhone. At first, I really felt awkward standing in a crowd shooting with my iPad. Almost everyone else is using DSLR, point-and-shoot or cellphone cameras. And, here I am holding this giant tablet in front of my face. In this episode I share some mobile photography lessons I have learned since my trip.

Duration:00:09:39

Casual Tech User 9: Create Smarter TV | Apple TV, Roku, Google Chromecast

8/4/2013
Adding smart TV features such as Netflx and YouTube to your existing television can be as simple as 1, 2 or 3. In this episode, Ron discusses his impressions of the positive and negative aspects of the Apple TV, Google Chromecast and Roku units.

Duration:00:09:26

Casual Tech User 8: Podcasts | Find, Subscribe and Listen

7/16/2013
Here’s a simple, painless, productive way to use leisure time to enhance your hobbies, activities or interests by joining the millions of podcast listeners who are enriching their professional, as well as personal, endeavors. If you aren’t an active podcast subscriber, this episode provides a simplified podcast definition, discusses its benefits, explains using iTunes to find interesting topics, and offers a few podcast apps to get you started.

Duration:00:12:00

Casual Tech User 7: Soft-serve ice cream, feature phones, smartphones, smart TVs | Vanilla evolves into multitude of features and toppings

6/28/2013
Cell phones, televisions and soft-serve ice cream are paralleled during this discussion highlighting the differences between a feature phone and smartphone, along with the evolution of the smart TV. Today, ice cream, phones and TVs come in many varieties, but that wasn’t always the case considering that it hasn’t been that long ago that “vanilla” was the flavor of necessity for all three.

Casual Tech User 6: (Part 5) Avoid Mistakes, Plan Before You Buy New TV; 10 Criteria to Compare LCD, LED, Plasma TVs

6/18/2013
Learn the differences between LCD and LED TV technology and review a list of 10 criteria you might want to consider before deciding on the perfect plasma, LCD or LED flat-screen for your situation and viewing habits. This episode begins with a brief explanation of the similarities and differences between the LCD and LED TVs in today’s marketplace, followed by a list of 10 criteria you might want to consider when deciding between LCD, LED or Plasma flat panels

Duration:00:10:31

Casual Tech User 5: (Part 4) Avoid Mistakes, Plan Before You Buy New TV; Soundbars, Theater-in-a-Box, or Home Theater Surround Sound Experience

6/8/2013
Many of today’s flat screen TVs don’t offer the type of sound quality you will be expecting from that new purchase. After bringing home that new TV, you may realize your system’s quality is only as good as the weakest link. And, for many of today’s TVs the weakest link will be the sound quality. In this episode Ron continues his discussion on purchasing that new TV with a review of three methods to improve the sound quality. Topics include: SoundbarsTheater-in-a-BoxHome Theater...

Duration:00:09:14

Casual Tech User 4: (Part 3) Avoid Mistakes, Plan Before You Buy New TV; Cheap Solution to Improve Sound Quality

6/2/2013
Bringing home that new TV can be an exciting experience, but the setup will only be as good as the weakest link. While the video quality may be excellent, the sound quality may not be sufficient to meet your expectations. In this episode Ron discusses one way he solved a sound quality and clarity deficiencies he and his wife were experiencing by adding a pair of simple, cheap external speakers to a plasma TV. Topics include: Internal speakers on today’s TVsCheck to determine...

Duration:00:09:09

Casual Tech User 3: (Part 2) Avoid Mistakes, Plan Before You Buy New TV; Simple TV vs. Home Theater Setup

5/19/2013
This is the second episode in a series discussing many of the unexpected problems that might develop throughout the process of purchasing a new TV. Topics in this episode include: Simple TV setup vs. home theater environmentTerrestrial antennae for local channelsBasic cable/satellite serviceAdditional cable/satellite costs;HD channel packageDVR equipmentPremium movie packageInternet serviceWired connectionWi-Fi equipmentAdditional equipmentBlu-ray DVDCable/Satellite boxGaming...

Duration:00:10:50

Casual Tech User 2: Avoid Mistakes, Plan Before You Buy New TV

5/8/2013
This is the first episode in a series discussing many of the unexpected problems that might develop throughout the process of purchasing a new TV. In this episode of the Casual Tech User, I begin to discuss how planning can help you avoid unexpected costs. Taking the time to understand your needs vs. wants and developing criteria any purchase must meet will help to save frustration and unexpected, budget-busting surprises. Cost factors included in this episode...

Duration:00:10:01

Casual Tech User 1: Flipboard, lower monthly bills, tech prices drop, iOS App Store links

4/13/2013
This is the first episode of the Casual Tech User Podcast, presenting news, tips, tutorials and more for the beginning or intermediate tech consumer.

Duration:00:11:19