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Episode #23: Caring For Your Facebook, Roku Vs Chromecast
This week on the eHow Tech Podcast, we talk about GPS-enabled smart shoes that tell you where to go as well as the controversial Spritz Reading App, which boasts the ability to let you read up to 1000 words per minute (about 5 times faster than average). Dave and Nikole chat about things you can do to take control of Facebook, like clearing your search history and blocking certain kinds of sites from appearing in your news feed. Finally, we’ve got friend of the show and tech expert Rick...
Episode #22: Nutrition Planning, Car Play, and Pinball
This week, on the eHow Tech Podcast, Dave and Nikole chat about Apple’s new move into automobiles — Apple Car Play. They’ve also rounded up a slew of apps you can use to track and manage your calories and nutrition. Here are the apps mentioned on the show this week: Lose It Restaurant Nutrition MealSnap Livestrong MyPlate DietBet GymPact And finally, we talk about one of the oldest examples of gaming technology: The venerable pinball machine. We’ve got Gary Stern, owner of Stern...
Episode #21: Heroes Star Greg Grunberg Talks Lost, JJ Abrams, and Yowza!!
This week, Dave and Nikole talk to one of our favorite actors, Greg Grunberg. He’s appeared in Heroes, Lost, Hawaii Five-O, and Star Trek, and he talks about growing up with JJ Abrams, what it was like to whisper in Felicity, making his new film Big Ass Spider, drumming in Band From TV, and how he came to create the location-aware couponing app Yowzaa!!That's a lot of stuff, but we pack it all into one podcast. Greg also takes the Geek Trivia Quiz and amps up the stakes by throwing a...
Episode #16: We Talk to Awkward Family Photos!
Valentine’s Day is coming, so Dave and Nikole talk about the oh-so-sexy merger of Google and artificial intelligence company DeepMind. They also discuss the Kickstarter campaign for Flag, a service that would let you get free prints from your iPhone photos. There’s still about a week to go, so go here to back it yourself: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1306413684/flag-the-app-that-prints-and-mails-your-photos-for Friend of the show and CNET Cheapskate Rick Broida joins us for his...
Episode #15: Save Your Laptop and Phone from Theft
This week on the show, Dave and Nikole talk about the scariest of subjects: losing your phone or laptop to theft. They talk about the proposed California legislation that would require all smartphones to have a "kill switch," which would make stealing phones far less attractive to criminals, but did you know that all iPhones and many Android phones already have a kill switch and anti-theft tech built in? Dave explains. They also talk about the fact that Google has acquired Nest for $3.2B....
Episode #14: Get In Shape with a Fitness Tracker
It’s time for a New Year’s resolution check-in: Nikole admits that she just ate two dinners becuase she was bored, while Dave reveals that he is boldly reinventing his entire wardrobe. But on to more important things. Dave and Nikole discuss the recent Net Neutrality news. How are you affected by the courts striking down an FCC attempt to regulate ISPs from throttling bandwidth for different customers? And is it fair if Dave and Nikole pay the same amount for Internet access but use vastly...
Episode #12: Using Tech to Keep a Your Resolutions
A dozen episodes ago, we kicked off this little podcast. This week, we usher in the New Year with our look at apps designed to help you keep your New Years resolutions. Nikole and Dave talk about a number of apps, including: Livifi http://www.livifi.com/learn_more 43Things http://www.43things.com/ Aherk! http://aherk.com/ Nikole is also excited to talk about news out of China: They’re using supercomputers to combat their smog problem. And Dave brings up DoctorOnDemand...
Episode # 11: Taxi Rides Via Smartphone, Combat Creature Robots Attack!
As you get ready to go out to holiday parties, be sure to check out this week’s podcast for tips on how to get there and home again safely with the help of your smartphone. We tell you all about apps like Taxi Magic (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/taxi-magic/id299226386?mt=8) for summoning and paying for cabs. And have you heard about services like Uber and (https://www.uber.com/) and Lyft (http://www.lyft.me/)? We have the scoop on those as well. Also, be sure to listen to our warning...
Episode #9: Save Money with No Contract Smartphones
If you pay $100 or more each month for your cell phone bill, you’ll want to check out this week’s podcast, which focuses on saving money on your mobile phone bill. First up, Dave and Nikole talk about inexpensive cell phone plans, including refurbished phones and no-contract plans from companies like: Republic Wireless https://republicwireless.com/ Virgin Mobile http://www.virgin.com/gateways/mobile TextNow https://www.textnow.com/wireless?ref=textnow On the show this week is Dawn...
Episode # 8: Black Friday & Cyber Monday Shopping Advice with CNET Cheapskate Rick Broida
The holiday shopping season is about to start, and so this week we’ve got you covered with tips and tricks for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Not only do we recommend some smartphone apps to help you shop, but we’ve got Rick Broida, the official Cheapskate at CNET dispensing holiday buying advice as well. Some of the apps and sites we mentioned in the podcast this week: Black Friday http://blackfriday.com/ Amazon https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/amazon-mobile/id297606951 Red...
Episode # 6: We talk to miniature photographer expert Michael Paul Smith, plus holiday photo tips
News: The new Nexus 5. Dave and Nikole talk about the phone and why you should consider Android, whether or not you currently carry an iPhone. Also, Panasonic exit the plasma TV market – what’s that mean for your next TV? The hot topic this week is how to take better holiday photos. Dave explains how to capture high quality night photos of lighting displays, and suggests a way to capture better family and group photos. Specifically, Dave talks about the Photo Fuse feature in Microsoft’s...
Episode # 5: Keeping your PC healthy, we talk to Nerds on Call
In the news this week: Apple unveils some new products, including a pair of new iPads. Dave and Nikole discuss what's to like, and what's not to like, about these new tablets. Also, Nikole runs down the most important updates the latest patch to iOS7. This week we talk about computer maintenance -- specifically, what simple steps you should take to keep your PC and Mac healthy and running efficiently. Ever need to connect remotely to take a look at your mom's PC? No problem: Dave has a...
Episode # 4: Halloween! Go inside a haunted house
This week is (mostly) all things Halloween. After discussing what’s new in Windows 8.1, we talk about the tech you need to make your house and your phone more spooky. We also interview Ed Terebus, owner of Erebus Haunted House in Pontiac, Michigan, a member of America Haunts, a chain of 30 haunted house attractions across the US. Ed talks about what it’s like to run a haunted house, and recounts some hilariously terrifying tales of customers who bit off more horror than they could...
Episode # 1: Meet the new iPhone
It's the very first episode of the eHow Tech podcast! We discuss the new iPhone 5s and 5c, as well as the coolest features in iOS7 that you need to try. Cranky Old Gadget Nerd Rick Broida complains about Bluetooth-controlled water bottles (yes, that's a real thing), and we talk to Jerry Irvine (CIO of Prescient Solutions and a member of the National Cyber Security Task Force) about the iPhone's Touch ID fingerprint reader security. Jerry plays the eHow Tech Geek Trivia Quiz, giving an eHow...