TechFan #166 – Solar Powered Roads

On June 13, 2014, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

Tim and David discuss Solar Powered Roars, more on Amazon playing hardball with suppliers, Tesla and their patients, E3, and email from Guy Serle of MyMac Podcast fame, and the Atari 2600.

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TechFan #165 – WWDC 2014 and More

On June 6, 2014, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

Tim and David discuss what WWDC means for Apple, rather than going over each new feature introduced this week. We also delve into how the announcements and new OS’s could have a profound impact on the home console market. All that, plus an email from John Nemo sparks a discussion on in-app purchasing and how Android and Window users are getting shafted by an OPEN system.

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Apple VR

On March 29, 2014, in My Turn by Tim Robertson, by Tim Robertson

In the battle of Virtual Reality, there are now two major players: Sony and Facebook. In the last week the landscape for VR has had a major shift, moving from a potential to a reality.

Sony's  "Project Morpheus"

Sony’s “Project Morpheus”

Last week Sony announced and showcased their upcoming PS4 attached “Project Morpheus” VR system. While they are not committing to any release date or even a price point, there is no doubt in anyones mind that Sony is both serious and going to move quickly into the space.

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TechFan Podcast #149 – Crazy Woz

On February 7, 2014, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

Tim and David discuss CRAZY WOZ, Sony exiting the PC business and LG thinking about it, Satya Nadella as the new CEO of Microsoft, Bitcoin booted from the Apple App Store, and what is Sapphire-Crystal and how could it change everything?

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TechFan #146 – Bears and Rabbits

On January 11, 2014, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

Tim Robertson and David Cohen discuss what happened at this weeks CES, including T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere getting kicks out of a party, 4K and curved television, and the lack of Window’s products represented at the show.

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Ethics and Character at 4K – TechFan Podcast #117

On May 8, 2013, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Tim talks about the ethics of paying for reviews and the new 4K Super HD televisions on the market today.

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Progress – TechFan Podcast #109

On February 23, 2013, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson


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Tim Robertson and David Cohen talk about the changes to Microsoft Office licensing, battery life of the iPad with constant use, and the Sony Playstation 4 announcement.


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Reunion – TechFan Podcast #108

On February 15, 2013, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Tim Robertson and David Cohen finally both return to discuss new family discoveries, the video game industry, and more.

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TechFan Podcast #74

On April 27, 2012, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Topics detour this week as Tim Robertson and David Cohen go into detail on Skydrive, Pixel Of Ink, The Geekiest Show Ever, the Samsung Wake Up promotion, Sony and the PSVita, and how you can get David to send you something for free.

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TechFan Podcast #72

On April 6, 2012, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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After the last show, Tim gets a PSVita for a first-look review. Then Windows Phone 7 is discussed, and the review of the Lumia 900 by The Verge is talked about. Finally, a new Trojan has appeared on the Mac, and what is one to do?

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Apple Releases iDVD for iPad
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Diablo iPad Vita
TechFan Podcast #70

On March 23, 2012, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Tim and David both got the new iPad, and share their thoughts. Also up for discussion: PSP Vita, the lovely attitude cell phone carriers have of their customers, the Qmadix Portfolio, a dedicated MAME handheld, and David falls out of love with Blizzard over Diablo III.

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The future, what do you mean? How can we be in the future?

For decades many of us have been in awe of the possibility of the future. Not that long ago the thought of carrying a single panel computer capable of presenting music, film, books, and games was nothing more than science fiction.

I live by the belief that if man can envisage it, people can create it.

Of course, there is the possibility of going too far, as is famously shown in Planet Of The Apes, circa 1968.

For now we can sit back and relax with a small and hopefully harmless portion of technology that seemingly has the effect of enhancing our lives.

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TechFan Podcast #54

On November 4, 2011, in Podcast, TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Owen Rubin joins Tim Robertson for an hour-long discussion on a bevy of topics, including the integrity of product reviewers, the problem with Sony, the TRS 80, Ready Player One, Macworld Expo – iWorld 2012, Parallels for Mac, and more!

David Weeks OWC Review from 2009
Dungeons of Daggorath

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Can Anyone ELSE Make A Mac?
MyMac Podcast #369

On September 29, 2011, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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How do you feel about a Mac made by Gateway…or Sony…or Dell? Guy asks and Gaz shakes his weary head in disbelief. As a matter of fact pretty much EVERYONE asked or that had read the article at MyMac that Guy wrote has said the same. Oh, and by the time you read this or hear this pocast, it will almost be time for unspecified iPhone news! YAY for rumors that can’t be proven but have a logical consistency!

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20,000 Photos
TechFan #29

On April 29, 2011, in Podcast, TechFan, by David Cohen

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On this week’s show, David needs a fill in as Tim is doing his corporate mojo, and so Gaz joins the party. The ramifications of the Sony PSN security breach are dissected, and Gaz’s large photo library gets due consideration!

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The Daily Discussion
TechFan #18

On February 4, 2011, in Podcast, TechFan, by Tim Robertson
Tim and David take a look at the NEW publication, The Daily. Is the subscription magazine on iPad finally done right, or is it more of the same? Macworld Expo 2011 has come and gone, and the guys have some ideas on how to make it better next year. Plus, Sony introduces the new PSP 2, or whatever it will be called, and Nintendo states that download games will be tied to devise, NOT to user accounts. Much fodder to chew on this week!


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The Past and Present World of Video Games
TechFan #11

On December 7, 2010, in Podcast, TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Tim Robertson and David Cohen discuss interactive gaming. Okay, video games, sheesh! From two guys who grew up on video games, we look at where the technology was at in our childhood, the rise and fall of the arcade, the coming of the home gaming market, how Apple and iOS is changing the way we find and consume games, and what the future may hold.

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PhotoPlus Expo Report

On October 29, 2008, in Features, by Frank Limbacher

We talked to some nearby exhibitors. They confirm the preliminary estimates made by the organizers of PhotoPlus Expo that there could be as nearly as much visitors on the show as last year (27,000). Nevertheless they also reported that sales were noticeable lower. Some blamed the slowing economy, some supposed the absence of Apple (that had a booth last year) had its impact.

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MyMac Podcast

On November 10, 2005, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

Tim and Chad rant and rave about Sony, Mac OS X 10.4.3, and Eminem iPod commercial. They also look at some fun stats.

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How Do You Get a Macintosh User to Buy a Dell?

On May 5, 2005, in Opinion, by Owen Rubin

It is no surprise to readers of my rants that I own several PCs in addition to several Macintosh computers. I use to NEVER own a PC. And if Apple wants to ensure that I own even more PCs, it will continue to act as it has these past few weeks, basically like a spoiled, rotten child! And that is EXACTLY what Apple is doing these days. As I said before, Dell has THE BEST service warranty in the business (based on my experiences to date) and damn good hardware, and while XP will never be truly a Mac, they get closer every year, and I just need a few more reasons to drop Apple all together. And Apple is sure making it easier every week to hate them.

Lets face it, Unix on the desktop is both a good and bad idea, and while Apple did an amazing job of hiding it from the user behind OS-X, the old Macintosh Computer for beginners is no more. Apple is now MORE complex to use than a PC in many ways, has its share of problems, especially around installing and removing files, and is, I believe, a very short time away from being attacked by viruses on a large scale. Not to mention VERY complex for most users to solve problems caused by the Unix system. On the flip side, Windows XP has become even more user friendly, plug and play technology now works as well on a PC as it does on a Mac, and in some cases even better because more drivers are available for Windows. And the upcoming release of Longhorn will contain even more features bringing it closer and closer to the Mac. So owning a Mac is not the great ease of use advantage is use to be, and if you ever need to fix it, not as easy either. (Not to mention the ability to add all sorts of cool things to a PC!) And lets face it, there are still way many more programs for a PC, including some cool games, than Mac could ever hope for. So what keeps us coming back to Mac? Well, I would say the coolness of the computer and the company Apple are the key factors. Apple makes cool computers. But guess what, so does Sony!

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