What is a Podcast?

26327_10200588129529161_2021693145_nA podcast is simply a digital audio file which is made available FREE (for the most part) over the Internet. A listener to a podcast involves the physical transfer of a file from a host (like iTunes) to a subscriber’s computer  or portable media device – that’s YOU! People like me who produce a podcast want to find people like you who are interested in listening to what we have to say.

I must admit, I did not wake up one day and declared I wanted to record a podcast.  If fact, our podcast began as a pre-recorded radio show and it was broadcasted at a later date.  Once the show aired, the digital files were uploaded to a podcast directory and each show was made available online.  Now our recordings live on and on in cyberspace just waiting for someone to discover us!

Financial Tech Habits of Baby Boomers [Infographic]

hand using touch screen mobile phoneBABY BOOMERS ARE NOT IN THE TECHNOLOGICAL DARK AGES.

In fact, they spend more money on technology than any other age group and are right up there with the younger generation when it comes to savvy. Along with driving technology through purchasing power, baby boomers have shown high adoption rates of online financial management tools. IT IS AN UNIQUE AGE GROUP THAT ARE READY FOR TECHNOLOGICALLY DRIVEN FINANCIAL APPLICATIONS IN ORDER TO SIMPLIFY THEIR LIVES.

Ditch your All-in-One Printer unless it chills your wine too.

liteicon_comp_printer-blueToday I purchased a plain photo scanner with no whistles or bells. It won’t send a message to my smartphone when it needs to be updated. It will never talk to my coffeepot or washer and dryer.  Neither will it fax paperwork, print homework assignments nor chill my wine.

Yes, I am exaggerating about scanners which claim to chill my wine but here’s my point:   I am so OVER machines or services or people which claim to do it all.  Here’s why.

Back Up and Store Your Data in The Cloud

#cloud storageBack up and store your computer files in the cloud

In the past, finding enough storage for all your work required having some sort of external device such as a Zip Drive, Jump Drive, CD’s, DVD’s, External Hard Drives and so forth. Today, cloud storage is the best way to back up and store data for those with access to the Internet.

When the cloud first came into our vocabulary there were a lot of security concerns. But, the fact is, data stored in the cloud is often safer than data stored on a DVD, Jump Drive, External Drive or your computer.

Goin’ Mobile 2014 Style

BBE-NLThere is no doubt The Who is one of my all time favorite rock band. Their album Who’s Next, released in 1971, is still part of my remaining collection of vinyl’s. I believe I have owned  their album on darn every format ever released: 8-track, cassette, CD, MP3, and digital.  Yep, I’m just that old.

“Won’t Get Fooled Again”, the most well known song on the album, will probably keep it’s place in history as the theme song for CSI Miami.  Less well known is the song “Going Mobile” written by Pete Townshend with Keith Moon on the drums. 

Dave and Randi Talk Tech

Dave and Randi

How about this! I am a co-host on a talk radio show! That’s Dave, with the crazy glowing head, owner of Disciple Technologies here in our great city of Wichita, Kansas. Phillip Purcell is our executive producer. He is the nerd (oh yes, that’s a compliment) who puts together our content which Dave and I attempt to follow during our recording session. Dave is smart, witty, and goofy and doesn’t take himself all too serious.

Me? I am along for the ride. Let me tell you, I did not wake up one morning and decide I had a voice for radio. Life is short and I decided to take advantage of the adventure.

We can be found on our local station 1480 KQAM 9am on Saturdays. Don’t worry if you are not local. You can listen anytime anywhere by downloading our podcast on iTunes.

Now on with the show.