We are down a host this week as Melissa puts family first for some reason.
We start out awkward and it only gets worse as we go. The weather report goes badly until Mike turns the discussion back in a better direction. Kevin talks about his experience after 5 days with his new iPhone 7 Plus. Lots of new features to take advantage of coming from a 6 Plus. Then Mike talks about replacing his wife’s iPhone 5 with a Moto G4 Play from Amazon.
Next up in our discussion is how Elisa and Melissa broke Kevin’s Apple Watch. Well really the daily updates stopped being sent to them, but Kevin received theirs. Listen to hear the troubleshooting steps tried and eventual fix for the issue.
Last up are our picks for the week. We start off with Mike and his desire for embracing spring with new patio furniture. Then Elisa goes for mass storage with a NAS from Synology and the disks for it. Here is linked video from the Nosillacast from CES about Elisa’s pick. Showing how awesome Elisa is. Last up is Kevin’s desire for more screen real estate with a 34” 4K monitor.
Nobody move, nobody breathe, we are all here together.
We start with a discussion of why we were down a host last week. Kevin describes what happened to him and all the fun he had while in the hospital. Riveting conversation right? Then we discuss Elisa and Kevin’s snow exchange earlier in the day. Next up is Kevin’s surprise purchase, well not really he has talked about it for a few months. The conversation moves on to Mobile Device Management or MDM. Melissa shares her story of how volunteering to resurrect some older iPads led to an even bigger job. She discusses how she used a free service called Meraki to make this job easier.
Then we round out the show with our picks. We start out with Mike’s idea for a hoverboard that will let him do his job easier. Next up Elisa wants to work healthier when she is at her computer so she chooses a customizable standing desk. Melissa choose a massage chair that has three speeds low, medium and who needs a wife. Last thing is Kevin wants to sit in a portable spa on his deck while it snows. The mental image almost kills Mike.
It happened again we are down a host. This week Kevin was sick an unable to make the show.
We start with idea about new geeky awards, “The GOO Awards”. Mike, Elisa and Melissa discuss how these will work and look for input from the listeners on what they would like to see. Then Elisa tells how AT&T messed with the wrong woman this time with their odd billing practices and methods of accounting. This leads into a great discussion about the who, what and why of different cell phone plans and providers. Then Melissa poses a couple of interesting geek questions. First do we still really need a computer in today’s world? Followed by, Can we manage our data with just mobile tools? As part of this discussion, she gives a special shout out to Imazing and the tools they create.
Then we round out the show with our picks. Melissa chooses a chair to make her comfy, from Steel Case. Elisa then wants to upgrade her car entertainment system with a new Kenwood head unit and get all the modern conveniences. Then Mike takes remodel and home theater to the next step this week a Bose Home theater for his make believe remodel.
This week we are doing something a bit different. Since most people, except Kevin, hunker down in the winter and look for indoor activities we decided to look at a favorite geek pastime of binge watching. We discuss what we have been binge watching. Some movies Dark Night, Batman versus Superman and Deadpool. TV shows that are on our list include Orange is the New Black, Stranger Things, Narcos, Bloodline, OA and Black Mirror.
We went from full force to just 50% this week with just Mike and Kevin.
A big thank you right off the top to Guy from The MyMac podcast for the help he gave Kevin in getting up and running with Audio Hijack. It was a fun and geeky playdate.
This week since Mike and Kevin are left on their own they go back to an old favorite, gaming. Kevin talks about something new he has discovered and wants. It is the GB Boy Colour, this is a reproduction of the original Gameboy Color. Then we discuss the Xbox 360 Kevin got and the new Nintendo Switch that Mike is tempted to buy.
We close out with our picks. Kevin is looking for the ultimate in a sleep experience and wants to make it hi-tech, so he choses a Sleep Number bed. For his pick, Mike wants to build a new family room or man cave in his basement. He thinks for the $5,000 limit he can get it done.
Hail, Hail, the gangs all here. Although not 100% we soldier through to bring you some infotainment.
We start out with a long version of the weather report and discuss our likes and dislikes about it. I know a real shocker there. After that we discuss Elisa’s recent experience with Apple service or the lack there of. Then we move on to a discussion about the Apple Watch and its accuracy. Do we need to calibrate our watches? If so here is link to Apple KDB about it. Next up a murder case in Arkansas that leads to a discussion about the intelligence of our digital assistants. Also, how technology is used by different generations.
We close out with our picks for the week. Mike leads off with a drone to spy on his neighbors and us with, DJI Phantom 3. Kevin wants a RC truck to chase the squirrels around his yard. Elisa’s pick the travel package to go Macstock 2017. Melissa did some quick shopping and selected an 9.7” iPad Pro, but Kevin won’t let her have Apple care.
Yes we are back but, we are down a host. Elisa is under the weather in more ways than one and we cover that in the weather report.
We start with a discussion of some things we received at Christmas. Kevin loves his Amazon Tap. That evolves into our different music streaming services. Then back to the things we got or gave our family and friends for Christmas.
Then Melissa finally got her new MacBook Pro and shares with us her delivery woes getting it. After that we try to help her solve the issues she is facing with an upcoming trip. Mike and Kevin give her some ideas to help. Then we discuss battery life of our gadgets because Melissa is a bit ADD about charging.
We wrap it up with our picks. Melissa decides her new MacBook is her pick and if she had the extra cash she would buy Kevin one. Mike decides on a last minute pick is the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. Kevin mentions Mark’s new iPad Pro before sharing his pick of a quiet 2 week retreat into the Mountains of Tennessee. We round out with Melissa’s PSA.