WFN #17 – E-mail Basics

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E-mail Basics Before there was twitter, SMS and FaceBook, there was e-mail. It’s still around, but nobody thinks it’s cool anymore. Two main types of e-mail clients: web-based and POP/IMAP Why use one versus the other? What are the Pros & Cons of each? What is e-mail spam? Why do …

WFN #16 – Education Tech

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Main topic Kindle DX Colleges issuing it to students at select universities in Fall 2009. Amazon acquires Lexcycle, maker of the very popular Stanza e-book application for the iPhone. John talks about a tech refresh project at school. Analysts & Microsoft recommend skipping Vista to companies thinking about upgrading off …

WFN #15 – Windows 7 Preview

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We Boldly Went… … to see Star Trek, of course. So did a lot of people. Over $76 mill in its opening weekend. No spoilers here, but what did we think? Listener Emails We picked on Vista last week without explaining why. Our bad. We’ll tell you the pros/cons and …

WFN #13 – The Death of Blu-Ray

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Follow-up from last week Computer Telephone Industry of America (CTIA) calling for universal cell phone charger. News This Week The 1 Billionth application has been downloaded from the iTunes app store. Big prizes for the winner. 37 million iPhone/iPod Touches have been sold to date. To iPhone or not to …

WFN #12 – Tech That Travels

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What are the new ways that consumer technology is being used to aid people when traveling? smartphones used by airlines for boarding passes? Continental pilot program¬† subscribe to flight alerts via SMS (gate info, flight status, etc) WiFi hotspots on the plane? Is this a good thing? Lufthansa has been …

Live on Location: Florida

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The Words from Nerds gang recently got together in Florida for some vacation time. Of course, we took a road trip as a challenge. Could we podcast whilst traveling? Hmmmm. Well, we tried. We didn’t pack much. I was bringing my laptop anyway. So John and I each packed our …

WFN #11 – Disney Tech

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Special Edition from Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. We talk about the use of technology at the Disney parks and resorts and offer some suggestions for things we’d like to see. We also get a drop-in from three very special guests as the kids take over for awhile and …

WFN #10 – Being Green

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What does it mean to be ‘green’? Wikipedia defines green computing as “the study and practice of using computing resources efficiently.” ‘Green’ hardware is readily available and heavily marketed by manufacturers. Operating Systems, like Windows, can manage your peripherals and hibernate your computer when not in use. Or they can …