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Web: Sketchcast - A new way to express yourself

Ever used a whiteboard/chalkboard? Ever wanted to use it to explain a concept to someone...even when they were halfway around the world? Enter Sketchcast , a way of recording your whiteboard sessions, annotating them with your voice and sharing them with your co-workers, friends, or the world. This video from the company explains it all.

Video: Douglas on Typical Mac User Podcast

I guested on the Typical Mac User LIVE show this evening. You can see and hear me talking about all things Small Office/Home Office in this 1 hour 12 minute show. Many thanks to Victor for having me on the show! -- Douglas Link: Typical Mac User Podcast Watch the Podcast Version Tonight Douglas E. Welch from welchwrite.com joins me to talk about Small Office\Home Office (SoHo) and the Mac. Really interesting show.Call Victor's Listener Hotline 951-281-6332 Sponsor: Audible.com go get your Free download today Technorati Tags: audio , live , macintosh , macosx , podcast , podcasting , show

TMUPLive48: Let’s Talk SoHo with Douglas E. Welch

I guested on the Typical Mac User LIVE show this evening. You can hear me talking about all things Small Office/Home Office in this 1 hour 12 minute show. Many thanks to Victor for having me on the show! -- Douglas Tonight Douglas E. Welch from welchwrite.com joins me to talk about Small Office\Home Office (SoHo) and the Mac. Really interesting show. Listen to the show Thanks to listener Steve from Ontario Canada, for the improved show notes that will be out one day after the show airs. He is doing an awesome job and I thank him . You do “Rock!” Call the Listener Hotline 951-281-6332 Sponsor: Audible.com go get your Free download today Technorati Tags: audio , live , macintosh , macosx , podcast , podcasting , show

How and Why to use Google Docs and Spreadsheets to simply your life

This is an excellent video from Google that shows why web-based services are such a good idea and some basics on how to use them. If you ever wanted to learn more about Google Docs and Spreadsheets (and other web-based services) , this is a great place to start. Technorati Tags: education , google , learn , learning , video

LIVE from the library - September 13, 2007

This is the podcast audio for today's LIVE from the Library Internet Seminar. We talk about upgrading your computer, protecting yourself from spyware and viruses, GMap Pedometer, Google Earth Flight Simulator and more. A video of the the seminar is available in an earlier post on the page. Watch it now! Listen to LIVE from the Library - September 13, 2007 Technorati Tags: california , education , losangeles , seminar , training , video

Real World Example: Windows Updates mean everything

In today's Real World Example, it seems that no matter what anti-virus and anti-spyware you have installed, if you forget to install all your Windows Updates, you can still get a pretty nasty infection. Now, truth be told, I already knew this, and had told my client's such on many an occasion. Still, this was the first occasion where I think I can actually trace it as the cause for this particular problem. This machine was severely infected, and took a long time to clean out, even though everything looked up to date. Then I noticed that there were several, critical updates for Internet Explorer 7 that had not been installed. Once i got those installed, I was able to clean up the issues and get the machine working again. I often describe this issue as having your door locked with 6 dead bolt locks, but leaving the window next to it wide open. Unpatched Windows flaws allow some exploits to "force feed" your computer spyware and viruses, even when you think you are pro

Special - Typical Mac User Podcast - Listeners chime in on the iPod Announcements

You can hear me discussing Apple's iPod announcements from yesterday (September 5) on this impromptu edition of the Typical Mac User Podcast LIVE. It should give you a great overview of the newly released products and the changes in the product line. Enjoy! Listen to the show DIGG this Podcast Thanks to listener Steve from Ontario Canada, for the improved show notes. Call the Listener Hotline 951-281-6332 Yesterday was a busy day and I wanted to do an impromptu to Talkshoe to get the listeners opinion on the Apple Announcements. This is meant to be a follow up to the show that Adam, Bill and I did, although this was recorded prior to that show. Show Notes: Blakes Video On the Go Podcast The MacCore podcast with Katie and Cory The Welchwrite.com Family of Podcasts Apple Store The Maccast iProng.com (Via Typical Mac User Podcast .) Technorati Tags: apple , audio , high-tech , iphone , ipod

Apple revamps entire iPod line

In typical Apple fashion, the company made a big splash today by revamping their entire iPod/iPhone line of gadgets. The new iPod Nano now plays video and pictures as well as music, new iPod Classics boast a new interface and larger hard drive space, up to 160 GB), the iPodTouch brings almost all of the features of the iPhone to the iPod, including WiFi networking and access to the Apple Wifi Music store. The iPhone itself loses the 4GB version and gets a $200 price cut on the 8 GB version. I have been looking for a replacement for my aging Palm Treo 90 that would allow me to connect to WiFi networks for mail and web browsing, so the iPodTouch is looking very nice. I will know more once I lay hands on the unit, which isn't expected until the end of this month. Truly something for everyone today. You can find all the details on Apple's web site . Technorati Tags: apple , cool , iphone , ipod , new , wifi

Web: FlashEarth - Explore the globe

FlashEarth is like a browser-based Google Earth, but it has some interesting features of its own. It consolidates the satellite images from several online mapping sites, so you can select which one presents the best picture for you. Since it is browser-based, there is nothing to install on your computer, just visit the site and go. Link: FlashEarth Technorati Tags: earth , map , maps , web , web2.0 , satellite