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  • send an email using the link above with the text of your add (spelling counts). State how long you want the add to be on the site.
  • Make sure there is a link to your product, track, reverbnation page, etc.
  • If the add is approved an invoice via paypal will be generated, and as soon as payment is accepted the month will start from then.

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How to broadcast, or podcast using osx with out too much hassle

This will be a sticky, that is, always at the top, post. This ensures that who ever wants to read this will not have to find the post barrier amongst all the other posts on the podcast blog.

to broadcast from the mac with out too much haste if you don’t want metadata showing, or to do a live remote where you don’t need meta data showing you will need

  • sound flower from http://code.google.com/p/soundflower
  • >vlc or the player of your choice. (I’ve used iTunes as well, but you need another external sound card just in case).
  • Line in (free) from this site
  • Garage band ($14.95) from the mac app store
  • Nice cast $59 from this site
  • and if you are going to do a podcast using this set up you will need the recording software of your choice. I use amadeus

Steps

  1. Install sound flower. I don’t recall if you need to restart your system or not but follow the prompts.
  2. Install line in I’m not going to go through the steps as the user should be familiar with installing apps to a mac.
  3. Install nice cast.
  4. Launch line in
    • A. Choose input as sound flower 2ch and output as your internal sound card or an external if you have another one.. I use an mimic usb sound card.
    • B. Check the pass through check box and you will be able to hear your sound. This is useful if for some reason like if you use iTunes you want to set the output in mac itself to sound flower 2ch. You will then need to switch voice over to another sound card (lion and higher). As a side note you can get to the sound prefs by hitting option plus f12 or if you have fn. keys toggled on fn. option f12.
  5. Download garage band from the app store.
    • A. Start garage band and choose voice for the template
    • B. go to its prefs and go to output.
    • C. Set the output to sound flower2ch and the input to the mic of your choice.
    • d. delete all tracks in the project and create a new basic track, or use the existing one
    • E. from the track you want to use go to the track info area and interact.
    • F. choose stereo 1/2 from the pop up button.
    • if you want the mic on choose on with out feedback. This control will must and unmute your mic. when you are done speaking choose off, or none. Refer to the prior step when you want to broadcast
    • G. Save the file you just created. I called mine mic for broadcasting.band. You will need to set your output and input every time in the prefs or check to see that they have been retained before every broadcast/podcast.
  6. launch your player of choice (not applicable to iTunes) and set its output to sound flower 2ch
  7. start nice cast
    • A. set its source as sound flower 2ch. I’m assuming you already created the preset for the server you are to broadcast to.
    • B. with all of this launched hit cmd b to start broadcasting and check to archive if you want from nice cast and test the server to see if you are connected or have someone tune in and listen to see if you are.
    • C. I usually start with the mic off, that is with the monitoring off. in garage band, play a track or 2 from my player and then turn the mic on by changing the setting in that pop up button to on with no feed back.

and that’s it. It seems like a lot to do, but if you are fast fingered you can put on a successful show.

Attached is the file I use. Enjoy.

[signoff]

Looking at what’s new in apple

Apple has come out with a lot of new innovations. Let’s stake a look at them.

  • apple watch
  • watch OS
  • iPhone
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 10
  • wireless charging

As you can see a lot has ben covered in the short 1 hour 55 minute broadcast.

As always comments and discussions are more than welcome.

let’s use an xbox with narrator, shall we?

In this episode we take a look at the Xbox and narrator, the screen reader that ships with narrator. To activate narrator on the xbox you can either

  • go to settings, ease of access, narrator or
  • hold down the home button until the controller vibrates then hit the start button. And then go left to yes, or maybe it’s right? And hit a to confirm

I love the accessibility of the unit and there is so so much you can do with narrator and the xbox. Now, if only developers of games would work to make the games more accessible for the visually impaired as fighting games are fun, however some of want to play RPG games and go through menus etc. Let’s get the word out there folks.

let’s scan some bar codes with a galaxy

I take a look at he ID Mate Galaxy by Envision America. This is a machine that will read bar codes of items you either buy or custom bar codes you affix to items yourself. I forgot to go over that, but maybe in another podcast I can if all of you want.

I had a bit of trouble with uploading a recording, however and I edited the network out of the podcast, but over all I hope the listener gets a feel for how the product works.

Any feedback can be left in the disqus frame. Enjoy.

exhibit hall misadventures, mishaps, misunderstandings, and interviews part 02 07-13-2017

We first have a misunderstanding when arriving at the exhibit hall. I did end up getting what i needed by the way. We also interview a few more companies including a candid one and discussion with APH regarding their orbit 20. So far, I’m not all that impressed with the display. Find out why at about the 30 minute mark.

Feedback can go in the disqus frame. Enjoy

Exhibit hall interviews part 01 July 12 2017

We take a look at several companies including

  • orcam
  • at&t
  • envision America
    *hidow (I can’t spell that)

There were a lot more companies however you will have to tune in and find out.

Any comments can go in the disqus frame.

let’s view changes in android apps using an easier interface

In this episode we take a look at changes an app that will le tyou view the change log for any app you have on your android phone. There are some minor issues

  1. Tapping the change log for getting rid of the change log for changes itself is not obvious.
  2. There is an unlabeled checkbox when you enter a change log for an app you have on your device.

Over all the app is pretty well designed and very useful if you want to just view change logs for apps or even open the app itself.

For feedback regarding any episode please contact us. We’ll do our best to answer promptly.

The Sports Rundown Ready for some Beep Ball

This is a special addition of the Sports Rundown as we promote the World Series of Beep Baseball. We are fortunate to be joined by Dave Benny, a Beep Ball veteran of 18 years to discuss the teams and players he thinks will be making the most noise at the series! Check out

WWW.NBBA.ORG

to learn more about Beep Baseball.

The SportsRundown Soften 04-01

The gang is back! Find out why A. Z. would not have taken Lonzo Ball if he was the Lakers and see how MooseTip felt about the latest WWE PPV. The guys also discuss the outrageous NBA contracts currently being handed out!

a look at the targus hd3 gaming chill mat

I take a look at the targus hd3 gaming chill mat which really works very well. You won’t be able to hear it well in the recording but I hope you enjoy.