Sunday, October 30, 2011

No Agenda Show for Sunday October 30th 2011


Bean Bag Drone 

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Bean Bag Drone 
Executive Producers: Dirk Modrow 
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Friday, October 28, 2011

No Agenda Show for Thursday October 27th 2011


Home for the Holidays

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Home for the Holidays
Executive Producers: Joe Pumphrey, Simon Reid, Cloudsigma AG
Associate Executive Producers: Dirk Modrow, Massimo Cattaneo
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Forget about Shaw Secure

It seems that Shaw is once again on the prowl to get people to sign up to their Shaw Secure plan which recently went through some changes in security.  As I posted back in 2006, nothing has changed and no, you DO NOT want this service.  All it does is give you a false sense of security since you are on their network you should already have your own antivirus software installed and moving to their 'secure' network only means you are leaving it up to their servers to confirm your computer's security but what about when you unplug from the internet and plug in your friends USB flash drive that is riddled with viruses? Your computer doesn't have any security since you have uninstalled it in order to use the Shaw Secure system. Do yourself a favour and treat this latest email from Shaw as nothing more then another SPAM message and you can go a step further by logging in to your account and disabling further marketing messages.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

No Agenda Show for Sunday October 23d 2011


 Lady McDeath 

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Lady McDeath 
Executive Producers: Paul Gallagher 
Associate Executive Producers: Robert Claeson, Sir David Dolson, Gene Naftulyev 
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Thursday, October 20, 2011

No Agenda Show for Thursday October 20th 2011


Grandma Clinton 

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Grandma Clinton
Executive Producers: Baron Steven Pelsmaekers, Dean Bertram
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How to save $$ when booking travel

The first thing you need to do when looking for good deals is find a good website such as Kayak, faregeek or farecompare (there are many others but these are the two I choose when wanting a quick flight schedule with a list of available flights from various airlines) which will give you a list of flight options. Once you get this list, in most cases, you will find connecting flights as not all flights have the luxury of being non-stop and if they are they are typically more money anyway. So when you see the flights with more then one stop, go to that airline website and do a flight search only this time enter it as a multi-city flight entering the starting city along with the first stop arrival city and make the next flight the first arrival city and finally the destination city all on the same day.  Typically you will find yourself saving at least $50 on the entire flight!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It should be a great hockey season

You have to love technology. Well you know I do!  When it comes to watching television, I simply can't do it, well that is, LIVE television since the commercials just kill me. Not to mention not having the ability to pause the live TV unless you have some sort of cable box/direct TV set up. Fact is, with my last move which was over a year ago now, I have simply never bothered to sign up for Cable Television but that doesn't stop me from taking advantage of the great NHL Center ICE option. This is the first year I have signed up for the full season and so far it has been truly an awesome experience since the view options allow you to watch multiple games (up to 4) at one time. You can watch from the beginning so if you tune in late you have no worries. Plus you can do the pause, rewind of a live broadcast as well, returning to the live game after watching the replays at your own pace. Finally and what I think is probably the best option is being able to choose between 'home and away' broadcasts which is a key to any Canadian that simply can't deal with (some of) the brutal commentary that comes with the American teams.  If you are Canadian, you can take advantage of the LG/NHL deal until Oct 24-free trial here.. so what are you waiting for!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

No Agenda Show for Sunday October 16th 2011



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Executive Producers: Alexander Cody Kieltyka, Wiley Harp 
Executive Producer and 348 Club member: Wiley Harp 
Associate Executive Producer: Richard Haskins 
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50GB free through Box.net

As much as I love the idea of anything free on the internet, that will help me be productive, I am having a little trouble wrapping my arms around this free 50gb deal that Box.net currently has on. Yes of course I signed up for it, but the moment I went to transfer a file, I quickly was stopped by the fact it was over 100mb in size. So I am back to dropping in the dropbox. No problem since I always have that available to me on on my devices. Not to mention Carbonite which is always backing my data up and is always available through the remote capabilities and the mobile app support. Now don't get me wrong, having the ability to quickly and easily upload and access files from any device is incredibly important these days, but Google has allowed me to do this for some time with their Google Docs and the integration of Picasa photo storage and Gmail that I have already upgraded to the 80GB per year plan, it seems Box is simply providing yet another great option so be sure to get yours today if you use a mobile device its 50gb free!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

No Agenda Show for Thursday October 13th 2011



Hackerocity
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Hackerocity
Executive Producers: Gary Blatt, Wiley Harp, Bryan Barrow, Baron Steven Pelsmaekers Sir Thomas Nussbaum
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Saturday, October 08, 2011

The Importance of email and Gmail

Everyone that uses the internet has some sort of email account but if you don't have a Gmail account I would ask why not?  At this point in time, when everyone is mobile and wants to have the ability to check their mail wherever they are, not to mention, from multiple devices and most of all, to be safe and secure with the best SPAM protection, you should be using GMAIL.
By now, if you have read other blog posts from me, you would know how important I see the Google Chrome web browser as THE BROWSER to be using so it should come as no surprise that I am also going to promote the use of GMAIL. With the ability to utilize in IMAP and to be able to continue using Outlook, should you choose to want to (although personally I believe the browser based gmail is still the best since you can take advantage of the GOOGLE LABS features.
If you have already set up your email account through your internet provider, then you should know with Googles GMAIL you can have it automatically retrieve that account as well as any other account you have, allowing you to only have to open one email program to retrieve everything.
If you are using the Chrome browser and don't already have a google account then you are losing out on the ability to sync things.I suggest using the beta version of Chrome, simply because it is going to give you all the latest and upcoming features, but note if you have issues with this, to simply uninstall and go with the stable version.
So if you answer yes to any one of the following, then what are you waiting for, go and sign up for a GMail account which will automatically gets you that all important Google Account.
Do you want a simple way to view/check your email?
Do you want to be able to check your mail on more then one computer/device such as your desktop and laptop, or home computer and your phone?
Do you want to have an email account that is yours for the rest of your life, no matter what internet provider you use (think about it, if you ever move to a different internet provider your current email account will be history)
Do you want to continue to use outlook but also when you are using your laptop while on holidays?
Are you tired of wondering if the mail you have just received is legitimate or junk?
So what are you waiting for? Get your gmail account now! Then, if you are already a client of mine, contact me and I can get things set up for you to be able to utilize all the great features including the extensions and lab items.

Reeder still the best New Reader for me

Reeder, as I am quickly learning, is the best News Reader for me, as today I initially went to view it on my MacBook Pro when I remembered they are out of Beta and now in the apps store, for a price of $9.99!
I then quickly found myself reaching for my ipad to use the Reeder app, as I had "already paid for it" but that was using a different operating system and was on my ipad, but then I remembered I loved the app so much that I did Pay for the full/pro version on the Ipad so why was I halting my decision to pay ten bucks for an app that I really like already on one device? But then I thought how using it on my ipad had a different, and argueably a better reading experience.
Looking at this from the creator(s), they are entitled in making a living and who am I to argue with this? Fact is, what can be considered a fair price to place on any product. When you look at the success of Angry Birds (and the fact that you can play for free on Chrome browsers now), it seems there is a market for apps created initially for iphone/ipad to the browser/windows based computers.
I have since installed the $10 app on my macbook and truly do love the fact that they have now made it pretty much identical to the ipad version as in earlier builds this was apparently not the case..
With the amount of news I am constantly reading throughout the day, this is one app that is worth the price for me.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

No Agenda Show for Thursday Oct 6, 2011


Hornbag
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Hornbag
Executive Producer: Sir Jordi Ramirez
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Victor Gregg
Robert Claeson
Dwayne Melancon
Dean Bertram
Barry Hanna
Glenn Riccio
Scott Hankel
James Carson
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Bas Bruininkx
Associate Executive Producer: Sid Icognito, Zach Winston
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Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Steve Jobs-The Legend

There is no doubt Steve Jobs can now be considered as a legend in this day and age of computers and technology. Having the vision is one thing but to what he managed to do, to move technology to the next level on each and every product that was produced was simply outstanding.  The world has truly lost a key component to future technology.

With the most recent release of the IPhone 4S there will be many early adopters flocking to get their hands on one, only to find themselves pissed off when the IPhone 5 is released, quite possibly before Christmas, but regardless if it weren't for these early adopters, the tech would simply not be thrust forward as quickly as it currently is. The unfortunate problem with new tech, especially with items like the IPhone and IPad that require communication plans through the wireless provider who demand you lock in to a multi-year contract is what hinders on the ability of tech to be constantly new.  The best thing we as consumers can do is embrace the tech to its fullest by buying the products outright and not settling for any contract.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

No Agenda Show for Sunday October 2nd 2011



Cyber Master
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Cyber Master
Executive Producer: Sir Borislav Marinov
Associate Executive Producer: Shuttle Xperts
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