Tech Hangout #11 – Platform talk

Introduction

  • Ricardo Garza (Host)
  • Patrice Brend’amour (Twitter: @casual_kitchen)
  • Ben Roethig (Zombie Representative)
  • Andrew Rouch

Fragmentation: iOS 7 and Android

http://www.tuaw.com/2013/06/21/apple-ios-fragmentation-what-ios-fragmentation/

Windows 8/8.1

http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2013/06/01/june-will-be-the-last-month-in-which-windows-vista-has-more-market-share-than-windows-8/

http://www.zdnet.com/new-usage-stats-show-windows-holding-steady-as-pc-sales-drop-7000016211/

http://www.zdnet.com/windows-8-continues-to-fail-7000016222/

Microsoft bringing its games to mobile devices

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/24/us-microsoft-games-idUSBRE95N16J20130624

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_video_games_published_by_Microsoft_Studios

http://xlengine.com/

Tech Hangout #10 – What’s wrong with our carriers?

Introduction

  • Ben Roethig (Host)
  • Rick Garza (Green Tech)
  • Andrew Rouch
  • Shawn ‘Doc Rock’ Boyd = Sexy beast 🙂
  • Steve ‘Kinetic’ Roberts
  • Melissa Davis
  • Kelly Guimont
  • Patrice Brend’amour

E3: Xbox One vs. PS4

http://geekbeat.tv/e3-2013-microsoft-talks-games-for-xbox-one-xbox-360/
http://geekbeat.tv/e3-2013-sony-playstation-4-event-wins-the-console-war/
http://www.ea.com/news/q%26a-brian-lindley,-producer,-plants-vs-zombies-garden-warfare

Parenting today vs. when we grew up

http://www.amazon.com/The-Culture-Fear-Americans-Minorities/dp/0465003362

Waze acquired by Google

http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/11/its-official-google-buys-waze-giving-a-social-data-boost-to-its-location-and-mapping-business/

Sprint vs Clearwire vs DISH

http://www.theverge.com/2013/6/17/4439962/sprint-sues-to-stop-dishs-clearwire-acquisition-plans

Kelly suggests

http://www.tuaw.com/2013/06/17/rumor-roundup-samsung-fan-fiction/

Mobile carriers in the US

iPhone Antenna: http://www.tuaw.com/2010/06/25/the-science-behind-the-iphone-4s-antennas/

Tech Hangout # 9 – WWDC 2013 and a lot of Business Advice

Introduction

  • Ben Roethig (Host)
  • Andrew Rouch
  • Shawn ‘Doc Rock’ Boyd
  • Melissa ‘The Mac Mommy’ Davis
  • Patrice Brend’amour
  • Ricardo Garza (Green Tech)

WWDC aftermath

Sold out in 71 seconds.

iOS7 is white, OS X has a new name and the Mac Pro looks like a super sexy trash can.
And don’t forget iTunes Radio.

As Phil Schiller put it: “Can’t innovate any more my ass.”

http://apple.com/ios/ios7/
http://www.apple.com/osx/preview/
http://www.apple.com/mac-pro/

Apps Sherlocked by iOS 7/iCloud

Cord-cutting

Book: Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age
http://thewirecutter.com/
http://vpnuk.info
http://www.vpngate.net/en/

How to charge from your customers what you’re worth – Business Advice from Panel

Justifying the cost of business going up:

Doc Says, “Stop saying: ‘That was easy.’ and ‘No problem.’”

Patrice says: “We charge by experience, not by the hour”

Don’t forget to “charge” for the time needed to digest this information!

Interesting Podcast for Freelancers and everybody who works from home: http://www.70decibels.com/homework/

Tech Hangout #8 – The Reversed Reality Distortion Field

Introduction

  • Ben Roethig (Host)
  • Patrice Brend’amour
  • Andrew Rouch
  • Ricardo Garza
  • Melissa ‘Mac Mommy’ Davis

Zynga cuts jobs, studios

http://www.engadget.com/2013/06/03/zynga-layoffs-nyc-los-angeles/

Is Microsoft THAT desperate? The latest Microsoft Surface Ads target iPad directly

http://www.tuaw.com/2013/05/23/microsofts-new-ad-slams-siri-hard/

(Ubuntu) Linux as a data recovery tool

http://www.ubuntu.com/

WWDC Predictions

WWDC is starting next week (Monday). Here are our predictions:

Patrice:
– iOS 7 and Mac OS 10.9.
– Plus maybe a new Mac Pro.
– Nothing else on the Hardware side.

Melissa:
– Concerned that iOS 7 will drop support for the 3GS

Ricardo:
– Maybe something with the Apple TV?

Ben:
– Everything is said.