st1706: You CAN take it with you! (syncing your life across your devices) [Podcast]

The more devices we use, the more the need to sync our files to more than one device.  As the price drops, and the speed and reliability of cloud storage increases, cloud storage becomes a great answer.  Today we talk about the big 4 storage sync solutions and which ones work best for which situations.

Photo courtesy of Google G-Suite

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st1701: 2016 – A SmartTech Year in Review [Podcast]

It is amazing how, when a year comes to an end, we tend to forget all of the things that have happened.  2016 has been a crazy year in a lot of ways, but it has been a diverse technology related year.  So in this episode I review some of the technological events of note through the eyes of the SmartTech podcast.  Be sure to share your favorite technology related events or gadgets in our comment section or on our Facebook page.

Illustration provided by Pond5


st1602: 5 Ways to Get Faster and Better WiFi in Your Home [Podcast]

In the world of Netflix, iPads, Smart Phones and Smart Watches, there is nothing more frustrating than flaky wifi signals, dropped frames, and endless wait times.  In this episode I explain 5 things you can do to increase the signal, speed and reliability of your home WiFi network and create harmony and peace in your home! (Ok maybe the last line was a bit much!)

Photo by Pond5

Special thanks to Rick Muscoplat at Family Handyman. You can read his original article HERE

1. Make sure your wifi router is up to date  – 802.11 ac dual band is the best readily available and prices are under $100.  But if you do not have at least an “N” router, you probably need an upgrade.

2. Update your routers’ firmware.

3. Change the channel

4. Relocate the router – Central and up high

5. Try a range extender

st1518: “Hey Siri” Unpacking Apple’s Latest Announcements – new iPhones, iPad Pro, Watch os2 and Apple TV [Podcast]

In today’s episode I get to talk about my favorite thing, new goodies.  Specifically new goodies from Apple.  On September 9, Apple shared some new updates.  But instead of repeating the entire keynote, I want to give you some highlights, the things I thought were innovative.

It is amazing to me, when apple announces something, the negative comments that come out.  I mean, if some of these things happened 20 years ago, the world would be in awe.  Instead we go, “Really, thats it.  Can’t you show me something really exciting.”  Well lets see if we can pull out the exciting from the mundane.  Let’s talk about the new iPhones, the iPad Pro, updates in Watch os and the Apple TV.

Complete September 9 Keynote Address

st1511: What WWDC (The World Wide Developers Conference) Means to You [Podcast]

Every year Apple hosts a sell out crowd of over 5000 software developers at the World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco. They also do a large keynote presentation where they launch their vision for the new year. Whether or not you are an Apple user, their announcement sets the tone for the entire tech industry. In this episode I explore some of the announcements that stood out this year and discuss how they might affect Apple and non Apple users beginning this fall.

The Complete Apple Keynote from WWDC 2015

WWDC 2015 Keynote in under 3 minutes from Cult of Mac

Link to Apple’s WWDC 2015 Website