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#255 / 2011-01-03 17:00:00 / 08:06 min.
Andy and Sean are about to head to the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, so it's a short episode this time out. Still, the boys speculate about what's going to be big at the 2011 show, and point you to butterscotch.com/CES2011 - the home for all of butterscotch's CES content this year.
#254 / 2010-12-27 17:00:00 / 21:17 min.
2010 has been a busy year, full of gadgets, software, viral events and intrigue. In this capper to the 2010 Lab Rats season, Sean and Andy hand out awards for Smartphone of the Year, App of the Year, Device of the Year, Viral Event of the Year, and Web Gaffe of the Year.
#252 / 2010-12-13 17:00:00 / 24:43 min.
We're all on the move these days but sometimes we need more computing power than we find in our smartphones. Andy and Sean take a look at three of the most recent compact computing devices, the netbook, the tablet and the new Macbook Air...which one will reign supreme for which users?
#251 / 2010-12-06 17:00:00 / 21:57 min.
If you're looking for new apps for your iPhone or iPad, check out this episode: Andy and Sean show off some of their favourites, including a pulse-taking app, a great iPad game involving bubbles, a drink tracker, an old-school synth...and much more!
#249 / 2010-11-22 17:00:00 / 20:37 min.
It's been nearly a year since long-term Windows diehard Andy Walker made the leap into the world of Mac - but how is he feeling about it a year later? What have the advantages been...and what does he still not like about the world of Mac?
#248 / 2010-11-15 17:00:00 / 18:05 min.
You're probably familiar with using Bluetooth to connect your cell phone to a handset but you can use it for way more than just that. Sean and Andy show off a few different uses for Bluetooth connectivity, including connecting mice and keyboards, and wireless stereo headsets.
#242 / 2010-10-04 17:00:00 / 20:28 min.
Ever thought about buying a web domain? Or ever wondered why you'd want to? Andy and Sean take a look at what it means to register your own web domain, and explain what you'll need to do after reserving your domain name.
#241 / 2010-09-27 17:00:00 / 21:02 min.
If you've ever wished you could watch the content on your notebook on a much bigger screen, check this out! Sean and Andy show you what you need to know to get content from your PC or Mac onto your high definition TV screen.
#240 / 2010-09-20 17:00:00 / 20:00 min.
Andy and Sean take a look at the
new HTML5 specification, explain what it means and explore some of the new features. The future of Adobe Flash is also discussed. Is
HTML5 a mortal threat to the rule of Flash on the web?
#239 / 2010-09-13 17:00:00 / 21:22 min.
Andy and Sean take a look at iTunes 10, the newest version of Apple's music library software. They take a look at the new design of the program as well as the addition of Ping, a social networking aspect for music lovers.
#238 / 2010-09-06 17:00:00 / 19:08 min.
The smartphone wars just heated up with the release of Blackberry's new Torch, but can it hold a candle to Apple's popular iPhone? Andy and Sean take a look at these two next-gen smartphones in a face-off, and compare their strengths and weaknesses.
#237 / 2010-08-30 17:00:00 / 20:00 min.
Ever wonder how to best build your brand online? The Lab Rats' good friend Amber Mac guests on this episode of the show, where she passes on some key tips for those looking to make a mark in the world of social media. Included in the discussion: being consistent and authentic, as well as what you should do when someone decides to criticize you mercilessly. Check out the whole episode for all the tips, as well as for information on how you can win a free copy of Amber's new book, Power Friending!
#236 / 2010-08-23 17:00:00 / 19:32 min.
So you've gone ahead and bought your iPad, and you've been playing around with it for a while. Sure, it's fun and there are a lot of great apps you can run on the device, but you may be wondering if there's more you can do with the iPad than what you've done so far -- it's the Lab Rats to the rescue! Andy and Sean show off some of their favorite intermediate-to-advanced tips for the iPad, including
using USB devices with the iPad, saving web photos to your library and setting them as your wallpaper, accessing alternate characters using the on-screen keyboard, enabling autofill and much more!
#235 / 2010-08-16 17:00:00 / 18:33 min.
If you have a stack of old videotapes gathering dust in the basement, pay attention: eventually, videotapes degrade to the point of unplayability, which means all your precious videotaped memories may disappear into eternity. In this episode of Lab Rats, Sean and Andy show you a way to convert those old videotapes into digital video files, using analogue-to-digital capture devices. Whether you use your old VCR with a capture card, or spring for ION's USB-connected VCR2PC, there's a way to get your old memories into the digital age, and the Lab Rats show you how.
#232 / 2010-07-26 17:00:00 / 14:19 min.
If you're wondering about 3DTV's seemingly inexorable march toward your living room, the Lab Rats go straight to the source and ask the burning 3DTV questions. Andy and Sean chat with Brian Lang of Panasonic Canada about what you need to bring the world of 3D television to your very own living room.
#231 / 2010-07-19 17:00:00 / 15:47 min.
3D is coming at you with 3DTVs and "3D Ready" TVs already appearing on big box store shelves. Andy and Sean travel to Panasonic Canada's headquarters to find out what all the fuss is about. The pair get a sneak peek at Panasonic's forthcoming 3D video camera and chat with Panasonic's Kevin McKay about what's involved in shooting 3D footage.
#228 / 2010-06-28 17:00:00 / 18:42 min.
Think about it. You probably use a touch screen every single day. Whether it's the resistive sort requiring the use of a stylus or the capacitive sort where just your finger will do, touch screen technology has fundamentally changed the way we interact with our devices. Andy and Sean explain how touch-screen technology works, using Nutella, marshmallow spread, cranberry juice and bananas.
#226 / 2010-06-14 17:00:00 / 24:44 min.
Andy and Sean answer questions from the students of Trenton High School's computer science department, live in studio!
#224 / 2010-05-31 17:00:00 / 21:29 min.
Andy and Sean talk about etiquette tips for using your technology in the modern age, including tips for email, mobile and social networking. There are no hard and fast rules for
proper tech etiquette, but the guys have some solid real-world tips to ensure your online interactions are more genteel.
#223 / 2010-05-24 17:00:00 / 20:32 min.
If you're a big Facebook fan, pay attention: Andy and Sean show you some of the things you need to pay attention to, to avoid turning Facebook into an open book with all your private data. If you've wondered
how to make your Facebook profile private, the Lab Rats have the answer.
#222 / 2010-05-17 17:00:00 / 20:02 min.
Spring is in the air and with that, Andy and Sean give a few helpful tips on how to clean up your Windows 7 PC to make it run smoothly. Over time, your PC gets bogged down with installed programs you probably never use and a bunch of left over junk that doesn't do you or your computer any good. The guys show you how to get rid of the junk and
speed up your Windows 7 PC.
#214 / 2010-03-22 17:00:00 / 18:00 min.
Andy and Sean take a look at the external version of SATA, better known as eSATA. The guys
compare eSATA to USB 3.0 and Firewireshow off some eSATA-capable gadgets.
#2 / 2009-12-01 09:00:00 / 3:40 min.
Getting your own domainis the first step in making your personal or business web site your own. A
personal domainsets your site apart from the millions of others online, helps search engines find your site and lets you carve out your own little piece of the web for your
personal or business web site. We'll use our sister company Hover.com to register a domain, but the principals apply to any
#1 / 2009-11-30 09:00:00 / 1:35 min.
If you want to
create your own website, this is the
video tutorial series. Michael "Doctor File Finder" Callahan runs through the basics of getting your first web site online. From
finding a website hostto
understanding basic HTML,
registering your domainand more. We've even got some
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iPhone photo-sharing app Instagram was recently the big buzz when Facebook bought it for one billion dollars.
Blogger for Android is a great app for those who use the Blogger service to blog and want to be able to make posts on the go.
Android apps on PlayBook, rooting your Android phone and Acer entering the tablet fray with the Iconia A500
Android apps on PlayBook explained; what they do, what they don't. An always up to date means to root just about any Android phone and Acer entering the tablet fray with the $450 Iconia A500
On this week's show, BlackBerry figures if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. More Nexus Prime shenanigans and freemium games by the numbers. Also, Kate Abraham brings us her review of Aquapets for Android.
This Week: Part two - Five more great iPhone productivity apps for iPhone rounding out the top 10