To begin the show we take a trip down geeky memory lane. A bit of a long trip but, we do eventually circle back to our show topics. The main topic of which is what do we all expect or want to see as part of Apples announcements on the 12th of September. Next we have a brief discussion about Elisa’s adventure in getting her iPhone 7 replaced and the ripple effect it is having on her data.
We round out the show with our picks. First is Melissa with her choice of the Apple Trackpad to replace her mouse. Then we move on to Elisa’s pick and she keeps it simple by choosing a year of Amazon Prime. Next is Mike’s choice is a really cool it is a portable scanner from Vuipoint.Rounding out with Kevin’s pick to help out in emergencies Eton Hand Crank Emergency Weather Radio.
One last thing Kevin apologizes for his audio quality as the recording gods were not cooperating for this show.
As usual we start with the weather and special discussion of our thoughts for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Apple has already posted a link to allow you to contribute through them to help the victims. Next Kevin regales us with how stupidity fixed his Mac mini. Followed by MacOS Sierra oddities. Next Mike brings us to a discussion on the end of CrashPlan for consumers and Apple’s move away from 32-bit Pro app support. We then move on to our last topic from Melissa about how we each experienced the eclipse.
We round out the show with our picks. First is Melissa with her choice of Swanwick Sleep Blue light blocking glasses. Next up is Mike’s choice of an AC Portable Charger from RAV. This tickles both Melissa and Kevin’s fancy.Lastly is Kevin’s choice for another retro gaming pick of a Nintendo N64 in Jungle Green.
This week we have a focus on some house keeping and gaming. First off we have an announcement that GSE is moving to an every other week schedule for the show and discuss some of the reasons why and what to expect going forward.Next up is some sad news, great friend of the show and of our’s personally has passed away, Dorothy Yamamoto. She was great artist and a huge supporter and will be greatly missed. We share a few stories and anecdotes of Dorothy. On a lighter note we move on to our main topic and that is an article Mike found on a device that let’s you turn your smart phone into a Gameboy. Even letting you play your Gameboy and Gameboy Color cartridges. We discuss some of the other things coming in retro gaming in the near future.
We round out the show with our picks. First is Elisa with her choice of a piece of software to make podcast editing a bit easier, it is Apple’s Logic X. Next, Mike tries to share his pick until Skype decides to kick him out. He gets a chance to give a basic description of his choice of the WORX Ultimate AeroCart Combo. Lastly, Kevin shares his choice of a Refurbished 6th generation iPod touch.That is as Elisa says, is to accommodate his vast music collection.
We lead off with the weather and tails of torrential down pours and flooded classrooms. Then up is our talk of visiting historic battlefields and seeing these battles reenacted. We also discuss our camping experiences and our distaste for doing it. Kevin regales us with his tale of finally getting MacOS Sierra installed. Next up we have a discussion on updating to Windows 10 and a teaser of a Windows 10 tablet that Mike should buy. Lastly we discuss the demise of some popular Apple devices and what Mike should buy before they are all gone.
We round out the show with our picks. Mike is first up with his choice of an LG Android Wear watch to keep up with the rest of us.Then Kevin chooses a new 55” TV with ultimate plans of expanding his current wall of monitors.
We lead off with the weather and it will be a shocker but, Kevin has a weather related rant. The rant is tied to a discussion about a classic car show and the cars of our youth. Talking about shows we have been to transitions into a discussion with Elisa about her recent concert visits. Mike laments on the tickets he can’t get for Garth Brooks concerts. Next up is Kevin’s continuing trials and tribulations with trying to upgrade to MacOS Sierra. After that we move on to an old favorite topic of ours, cord cutting.Mike points us towards a site that offers a good resource for those wanting to head in that direction called Suppose.tv.
We round out the show with our picks.Kevin has a bit of a shocker by choosing an Apple Watch Series 1. Next up Elisa chooses the Apple AirPods for her listening pleasure and yours. Lastly Mike comes up with a very unique choice of a Pancake printer and yes they are edible folks. Until next week don’t forget to hug a geek.
This week we have a discussion on what each of us did to stimulate Amazon’s profits by participating in Prime Day. There were some interesting purchases and purchase recommendations made to friends and family. Then a discussion on the MacOS Sierra adventure Kevin has been having. That leads to a discussion of the oddities that Elisa and Mike have seen in iOS recently. Fun for everyone.
We round out the show with our picks. Mike wants to continue with his home automation expansion and chooses a ceiling fan that is bluetooth enabled. Next Elisa wants to get her cleaning done in a big way and with more power so she chooses a Generac Power washer. Lastly Kevin needs to replace his current desk chair and decides to go big with a LazyBoy chair to cushion his backside.
So Skype decided to plague us with issues but, we managed to record the show despite the problems. We open our discussion talking about Amazon Prime music and streaming music services in general. Is Prime music worth $0.99 for 4 months of service? Can Mike and Elisa convince Kevin it is? Next we move on to Mike’s topic about home brewing a “Google Home” with his new Amazon show. Why would anyone do this you ask? Because, as geeks we like to home brew things. Mike shares a link to a video for the 31 step process to add the “Ask Google” skill.
We round out the show with our picks. Elisa decides to spend her play money on a Nintendo Switch even though she isn’t a gamer. Next up Mike wants to expand his Bluetooth speaker capabilities with the Cassia Hub Audio kit. Lastly Kevin needs more HDMI ports for all his gear so he chooses a Dennon AV Receiver.