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Blog World recap, New Apple releases and non-profit protection
1. TPN Weekly
Be sure to check out TPN Weekly this week. The Waves of Tech recorded TPN #76 and had a blast doing it! Education, space, consumer devices, and the future are just a few topics the crew discussed in this week’s episode. Let us know what you think of the show!
2. Steve’s BlogWorld Experience
Steve had an amazing experience of attending BlogWorld in Las Vegas. Next year, Dave and Mikee will definitely be joining him because Steve had a blast. Meeting some great personalities such as Grammar Girl and Calli Lewis was just the start of what Steve reports on. Add to that, the laundry list of keynote speakers and it made for a great weekend in the Nevada desert.
3.Today’s Apple keynote
Steve and Mikee provide a solid breakdown as it applies to Apple’s keynote presentations on Wednesday. Dave sits back and enjoys the conversation. Devices and items discussed include: FaceTime for the Mac, iLife ‘11, Mac OS X Lion, the Mac App Store, and the newly designed MacBook Air. Tune in to see if you need to pick any of these up or if you are considering upgrading some existing software.
Verizon is going to be selling the latest tablet device by Samsung. The upcoming Galaxy Tab will sell for $599 or $630. With Verizon already announcing plans to sell the iPad next year, it’s definitely a questionable move on Samsung and Verizon’s part. Another dimension is that the Galaxy Tab is running the Android OS, an OS Google has stated as not great for a tablet device.
Microsoft continues its international philanthropic approach to conducting business. Microsoft is going to be providing free and legit software licenses to nonprofits that current use pirated software. Is this a good move for Microsoft? Is Microsoft doing this for the PR benefits? The crew brings up some interesting points about piracy and helping nonprofits out.
This weeks episode Dave and Steve discuss the generational differences and similarities with new school vs old school tech. Are your online passwords secure and do you share them? Windows phone 7 has been released and will it be the Android competitor?
1. Dave and Lindsey’s new record player
I recently picked up a new record player from a local Target. I’ve had records for years and Lindsey recently inherited several classics such as the ‘American Graffiti’ soundtrack, The Carpenters, Charlie Parker, and Johnny Cash. I began thinking about how far we have transitioned from vinyls to modern day tech. Steve and I have an open discussion about the past and present of music.
2.Baby Boomers – How Much Do They Spend On Tech?
There are many that believe the Baby Boomer generation is not into technology. Well, that is just not the case at all. In fact, spending on technology is one area where boomers are ahead of their younger counterparts. How do they compare in terms of hours spend on the Internet and Smartphone ownership? These stats may surprise some but not the Waves of Tech crew.
3. Online Passwords and Web Security
Older and more experiences Web surfers have stronger passwords than the younger generation. Younger demographics are more apt to share passwords with friends and families while the older demographic are more apt to switch up passwords from one site to another. Waves of Tech discusses the issue here!
4. Windows Phone 7 released & Off to Blog World
Click the link above for a visual tour of the features of the new Windows 7 phone. Screen shots for IE, Mobile Office, Outlook, and various apps are ready for you! It’s looking pretty cool. Finally, Steve is off to Blog World. He will fill us in on next week’s podcasts!
Video gaming, Overcharged customers, Home movies and the Gate’s.
1.The Video Gaming Industry: Nintendo vs. Playstation vs. iPad vs. Zynga
Nintendo to Miss Holiday Season
Nintendo’s highly anticipated 3D handheld video game machine (3DS) will miss the holiday shopping season in the US. Compound this announcement with declining sales of Wii console games and Nintendo has growing concern.
PlayStation obviously sees an opportunity to cash in on the motion sensor video gaming industry. PS recently introduced Move in a $100 bundle for those who already own a PS3 or $400 for a new system and the bundle.
iPad and Zynga
Target has begun selling the popular tablet in their stores with hopes of driving holiday traffic into Target stores. Amazon is now selling the iPad as well. Zynga continues to make progress with games such as Farmville and tremendous gift card sales.
15 million Verizon Wireless users will see refunds of $2-$6 on their October or November statements. The FCC has received several complaints about mysterious charges regarding data usage or Internet access. The refund is one of the largest from a telecommunications company. Click here for a link on avoiding bogus mobile phone fees.
The home entertainment business continues to reach new heights. The major movie studios are considering a deal that would place box-office hits in the home between the theater release date and the typical on-demand period. Is this $30 investment worth it for you? Does it fit your lifestyle?
4. Bill and Melinda Gates: $60 Billion Donation
The question is not “What would you do with $1 million?” The real question is “What would you do with $60 billion?” Listen in to hear what Bill and Melinda have decided to do with their amassed fortune. This is an amazing story folks.