We discuss the weather to begin with as usual. Winter storm Stella made her appearance last week and had a few surprises for us. Let’s just say Elisa hit the jackpot.
This week we are back talking about the Apple Watch and some changes Kevin made to his. This brings up the old question of how accurate is the watch and what can be done about making it more accurate. Since we are talking health, Kevin shares the details of his new blood pressure cuff that he just bought. Then we have an update on Elisa’s continuing ATT billing issues and a discussion on what we think should be on a bill.
For our picks this week we start off with Mike and his desire to improve his outdoor space with a great new gas grill. Next up Elisa chooses the Sonos Playbase which improves your home theater experience. Lastly Kevin wants a NAS and his choice is the Synology DiskStation along with the drives to populate it.
We made it to episode 250 mostly intact. Sorry for the delay in the show, but Kevin couldn’t talk last week and he didn’t want to miss out on this milestone. Unfortunately, the delay means we missed out on Melissa.
We discuss the weather to begin with as usual, but with a positive twist, at least for Kevin. Winter storm Stella is supposed to hit the east coast the day after we record. Expect tales of glory and woe from the crew.
Next we discuss a little TV and the new old show Kevin is watching, Breaking Bad. Elisa recommends a great podcast to go along with the show hosted by the show’s creator. It is the Breaking Bad Podcast of course. We then discuss a couple of purchases made by the crew. Mike has a new bluetooth controller that holds his Nvidia Shield and gives him a nice mobile gaming experience. Kevin shares the bluetooth headphones he bought and how he is enjoying them. We finish up with a discussion of how Elisa can get her music from Microsoft that she had somehow lost.
For our picks this week we start off with Elisa’s choice of the SanDisk 256 GB wireless flash drive and shares a link to a good review of it. Next up Mike being the gadget hound he is and wanting to try all computing platforms chooses Asus 14” Chromebook to round out his collection. Kevin wraps it up with a new porch swing that will let him sit outside and enjoy the snow.
This week we are a party of three again, Melissa should be back with us next week.
First we discuss Elisa’s continuing struggle with AT&T customer service and billing issues. She is trying to be patient but they are pushing her further and further away.We all discuss how poor customer service impacts our geek experience.
Next up is a discussion about headphones. What are we using and what do we prefer? Followed by a discussion of in-ear, on-ear or over-ear headphones and what are our preferences.We would like to hear from the listeners as to your preference. Mike then provides us with update to his phone transition for his wife and what his cat did to kill Google.
Elisa rounds out the show with a recommendation for those that slide back and forth on mobile operating systems to listen to the latest episode of “Chit Chat Across the Pond ” episode 477. In this episode our friend Allison Sheridan talks to Megan Moronne and Jason Howell about their experiment to switch phones for a month.
For our picks this week we start off with Elisa’s choice of Sennheiser headphones that Kevin could use if he wasn’t so cheap. Next up Kevin does a Melissa and picks two things. The Bose Quiet Comfort 35 headphones and then follows that with Master & Dynamic MW50 headphones. Mike closes out our picks with his desire to get back on the iOS bandwagon with an iPad Air 2.
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.