August 2- Today’s Word Is Utilize

30 07 2009

This week, Larry O’Conner stops by to tell us “How To Get The Most Out of Your Computer Resources.” Larry is the founder, president, and Chief Operating Officer of Other World Computing, the leading provider of quality computer upgrade products and services for Macintosh users around the world. Our show, this week, will entail our Week In Review, and some tips on how to get the best upgrades for your computer on a restricted budget.

For more info on Larry, check out the link——>[JUMP]

The show will air this Sunday at 6 pm EDT/5 pm CDT/3 pm MST on KFNX-1100 in the Greater Phoenix area; the show can also be streamed lived at the same time listed above, by following this link [JUMP]
Come back on Monday for the Week In Review post!
Thanks for stopping by!!!

July 26- Week In Review

27 07 2009

It was great to have Tony back on the show [Listen/Download]. We hope our PC users are more confident with the Windows 7 that is right for them when it drops on October 22. For more on Tony, head to

Here are our stories that were featured in our Week-In Review:

  • Wireless Power System Show Off-BBC News-[JUMP]
  • Scientists Turn Used LCD’s Into Medicine- itNEWS-[JUMP]
  • Indian Farmers Use Mobil Phones To Control Irrigation-GoodGearGuide-[JUMP]
  • Cloud Computing and Your Career- InfoWorld-[JUMP]
  • NSA Using Cloud Model For Intelligence Sharing- Information Week- [JUMP]

Stop back on Thursday, for our upcoming show post with more information about our guest Larry O’Connor and topic details.

Be sure to tune in this upcoming Sunday at 6 pm EDT/3 pm MST.

Thanks for the support!

July 26- Windows 7: Coming to a PC Near You

23 07 2009

Photo from TwitterThis week, our favorite MS MVP & CISSP Tony Bradley brings us the timely info on the Microsoft new operating system. Our show “Windows 7: Coming Soon to a PC Near You” will give the when, where and why including a no nonsense breakdown of the different flavors that will be available. That along with the business case for the switch and more.

The show will air on Sunday, July 26, 2009 at 6 pm EDT/3 pm MST on KFNX 1100 which airs in the Greater Phoenix area. If you are not in the Phoenix area but would like to hear the show, follow this link to stream the show on KFNX’s live stream [JUMP]

We will post the show for download by Wednesday of next week – sign up for email delivery or RSS feeds of our blog posts and podcasts to get it fresh off the ether.

A little more about Tony:
Tony is author / co-author of 10 books, and hundreds of web and print articles. His areas of expertise are security, unified communications, Windows, and server virtualization.

Tony’s Links
Twitter [JUMP]

Co-author of Unified Communications for Dummies [JUMP] – coming November 2009

July 19- Week In Review

20 07 2009

It was great to have Ermis on the show. It will help you manage your ascent into cloud computing. If you missed the show, here it is.

Here are the stories from the Week In Review:

  • Tesla Goes Big Apple with Chelsea Showroom-Engadget-[JUMP]
  • MS Office On The Web: What It Is and What It’s Not- Webmonkey-[JUMP]
  • Experts Call For Federal Wind Power Rush-Chron National- [JUMP]
  • 49ers Detail Santa Clara Stadium Plans- BizJournal-[JUMP]
  • Link Exchanges: The Poor Man’s SEO-CNN News-[JUMP]

Be sure to tune in this upcoming Sunday, when guest Tony Bradley returns.

July 19- How to Manage Your Cloud Computing

16 07 2009

For the show this week, Ermis Sfakiyanudis stops by to talk about “The Management of Cloud Computing”. This week’s show will accent last week’s show great. Last week, Shelly gave us a thorough introduction to Cloud Computing. Now that you know what Cloud Computing is, you have to manage it…and that is what Ermis will be telling you about.

Ermis is an experienced executive and business leader who co-founded eTelemetry in 2004. He now serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the company. Prior to eTelemetry, Ermis founded Sigma Engineering in 1993 and saw a substantial amount of growth through the company while he was there.

The show will air this Sunday in the Greater Phoenix Area at 3 pm MST/ 6 pm EDT.

You can also stream the show live from this link at the time listed above—>[JUMP] If you can’t catch it at that time, we will have it posted early next week.

Stop by on Monday for the Week In Review from the show. and NYC Data

15 07 2009

Earlier today, we tweeted about and Google’s Public Policy blog. We decided to take a few minutes and try it for ourselves…and that is all it took. We downloaded the CSV from, uploaded & shared it with Google Fusion Tables and made a rudimentary bar chart.

Now, when these are in XML and can constantly update based on the most recent information with the ability to track changes, we will be cooking with [a trademarked vegetable fat]…but this is a great start. If you can make a bar chart in your favorite spreadsheet program AND upload a file to the internet, you are ready to go. Give it a try. Let us know what you create! You can’t improve it if you can’t track it…

We wanted to know what agencies were providing the most data ….here is Our First chart and first use of Google’s Fusion Tables:

DATA.GOV Feeds by Agency

We are also looking for types of data to recommend to the NYCEDC for NYC government data. What do you want to know about NYC? What agencies should get on board first? What data do you ninjas want to slice and dice? DM us on Twitter – imitechtalk or send an email (no attachments) to with the subject ‘NYCEDC – NYC Data’. We will let you know if yours is selected for us to submit and send you a high five if the NYCEDC selects it.

[UPDATE Wed 7/15 2:11 EDT: Our shared table does not seem to be showing up 😦 We tried]

July 12- Week In Review

13 07 2009

Shelly Palmer made for a great guest to discuss Cloud Computing and Storage. If you would like to check out more about our guest, check him out by clicking on this link—>[JUMP]

And as always, here are our stories featured this week in the Week In Review:

  • Talk Is Cheap. Real Cheap-NY Times-[JUMP]
  • Demand For 13″ MacBook Pro Better Than Apple Planned- Ars Technica- [JUMP]
  • Google Announces PC Operating System to Compete With Windows- Wired- [JUMP]
  • CRA International Helps Develop Electricity Plan For New York City- Pennet- [JUMP]
  • South African Strike Halts World Cup Stadium Building- Bloomberg- [JUMP]

The show will be availible for soon!

Come back this week for our guest Amy Wohl.

The show is aired in Phoenix on Sundays on KFNX 1100 at 6 pm EDT/ 3 pm MST.

The show is also streamed live from this link —–>[JUMP]

Thanks for the support!!!

Aerolatte – Used and Reviewed

13 07 2009

Photo from aerolatte.comWe got our hands on an Aerolatte after seeing it in the Wired $879 Office product review. The short version is we liked it so much, we bought another one from Amazon.

For our review, Aerolatte sent us their top of the line ‘professional’ stainless steel model. It has a bigger motor, but we could not tell the difference between its functionality over the ‘regular’ model. But it is stainless steel – ipso facto it is fancier. It has the same form factor as the other version but is a little heavier and comes with a stand so you can proudly display your air infusing milk mangler to all who come through your kitchen. If stainless and stands do not fit your decor, there have gray, white, black and a spotted black and white one.

Who are we to say it how it works? We are glad we asked. Our primary reviewer of the Aerolatte worked at a coffee shop for a while and used the big machines. His verdict – “the Aerolatte does just as good a job, if not better at frothing milk. The best part is no steam, so no water in the milk – you microwave the milk, then froth. 2% milk froths like whole milk with it.”

As coffee snobs having foregone drip makers for the Aeropress (does not work well as Frisbee), we are always in search of a better brew – and we found it. We say put your beans through the Aeropress and the Aerolatte through your milk to make a $4 cup of coffee without putting on pants (note: both still work if you are wearing pants, but not without two ‘AA’ batteries which are included). When you finish – pick up your cup, extend your pinky and tell the six people that follow you on Twitter how fancy you are.

In closing – Thumbs up! Frothy milky mustaches all around! Next time you class up the kitchen with fancy coffee, do it right…or any other concoction you find or create.

We were going to link to a story about the FCC requiring us to tell you Aerolatte sent us one of these at no cost, but we fell asleep looking at their website.

Originally Posted: 7/2/2009
Posted Again in Entirety: 7/13/09

July 12- Storage Space With Cloud Computing

9 07 2009

[UPDATE 7/15 – Download/Listen to the show with Shelly]
Shelly Palmer stops by this week to tell us about “Cloud Computing and Storage”. Shelly Palmer is the host of MediaBytes, a daily show you can use about technology, media, and entertainment. He invented to underlying technology for Enhanced TV (Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Monday Night Football), the most popular form of interactive television in the United States. He is also the President of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the society that bestows the coveted Emmy Awards).

With these credentials, it is sure to be a great show, and one that you definitely do not want to miss.

The show will air this Sunday at 6 pm EDT/ 3 pm MST in the Greater Phoenix area on KFNX 1100.

If you are not in the Greater Phoenix area, but want to hear the show, check out this link —>[JUMP]

Thanks for the support!

July 3- Week In Review

6 07 2009

We ended up having holiday plans interfere with the show, but we hope everyone had a great fourth of July.

Here are the stories that would have been featured in this week’s Week In Review:

  • U.S. Government Launches Web Site to Track IT Spending- Slashdot- [JUMP]
  • Cool Search Engines That Are Not Google- Wired- [JUMP]
  • $4 Billion in Broadband Stimulus Grants Tied to Strict Net Neutrality Rules- Wired- [JUMP]
  • AT&T Connects San Fransisco Giants Fans with Exclusive Wireless Content, Team Chatter, News, Sweeps and Special Offers Via AT&T Park Activities-WebWire-[JUMP]

Stop back by for our upcoming show post which will be availible on Thursday.

Thanks for stopping by.