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Picks of the Week

Sunkast’s pick: MyPermissions

Try guessing how many apps have permissions to access your private information… Many services these days allow other apps to access them such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, and LinkedIn. But keeping track of who has access to your accounts isn’t always easy. MyPermission makes it easy to find out which apps have access to your social networks. You can also set a reminder to check on the permission every month. And for a few dollars, MyPermissions will automatically clean the apps connected to your accounts.

Andrew’s pick: JollysFastVNC

JollysFastVNC is a secure ARD and VNC client. Its aim is to be the best and most secure VNC client on the Mac. It features multiple connections, international keyboard support,WakeOnLan, and SmartZoom for viewing large desktops. JollysFastVNC is shareware. This means you can try out the program for free. You should consider buying it if you use it.

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Picks of the Week

Erik’s pick: OpenDNS

Trusted by millions around the world, OpenDNS is the easiest way to prevent malware, botnets and phishing attacks, and make your internet faster and more reliable. OpenDNS can also protect your family from inappropriate websites through the use of parental controls.

Sunkast’s pick: Ericom AccessToGo

AccessToGo is the FASTEST mobile RDP client on the market. Enjoy Free RDP mobile access from iPad / iPhone / and Android tablets and devices, to hosted Windows applications / desktops running on Terminal Servers / RDS and to Virtual desktops (VDI) hosted on the major Hypervisors, such as Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware ESX, etc.

Andrew’s pick: Audio-Technica ATR-2100 Microphone

From the stage to the studio–and beyond. This rugged handheld microphone plugs right into your computer’s USB port and functions seamlessly with your favorite recording software. It also offers a quality analog-to-digital converter for excellent fidelity. And a headphone output with level control so you can monitor the sound without an audible delay. Plus, the cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of unwanted sounds from the side and rear.

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Pick of the Week: Turtlebeach XP500 Gaming Headset

The Turtle Beach XP500 is a special version of the critically-acclaimed PX5 that’s designed specifically for the XBOX 360 and includes an XBA Bluetooth adapter for wireless XBOX Live chat. Just like the PX5, the XP500 delivers the ultimate gaming audio experience with a programmable digital signal processor, Dolby Surround Sound, Bluetooth technology, and XBOX LIVE wireless chat, making it the most technologically advanced headset ever designed for the XBOX 360.

Learn more at http://www.turtlebeach.com/products/xbox-gaming-headsets/ear-force-xp500.aspx

Pick of the Week: iCache Geode

Geode is an iPhone Appcessory that stores credit cards, loyalty cards, gift cards, and membership cards and protects the information with biometric security. The onboard universal card and e-ink barcode screen means that any card can be stored in the Geode and used anytime, anywhere. Not only does it secure your personal information, Geode also serves as a protective case for iPhone.

Learn more at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1404403369/geode-from-icache

Pick of the Week: Splasthtop Win8

Are you still controlling the Metro UI with a mouse and keyboard? Stop! You deserve a better user experience. Splashtop is the ONLY app that allows you to experience the TRUE Windows 8 Metro UI on your iPad. If you are a new tech enthusiast, this app is the easiest way to try out the latest Windows platform. You can even make your own YouTube video to share your Win 8 Metro experience with the world. Now with Splashtop, you can enjoy native Win 8 Metro touch gestures. If you are curious about how Win 8 Metro works, don’t just read the blogs. Be the first among your friends to showcase the Win 8 Metro UI.

Learn more at http://www.splashtop.com/blog/index.php/2012/04/12/want-to-experience-windows-8-on-your-ipad-you-got-it

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Picks of the Week

Paul’s pick: OnLive Desktop

OnLive Desktop gives you the freedom to work from anywhere. Build PowerPoint presentations with graphs, even videos. Then present them directly from your iPad or external monitor. You can also update Microsoft Word docs on the go. Use touch, an on-screen keyboard or handwriting recognition to view, edit, redline and comment. Add and analyze data with the full functionality of Excel. Create graphs anywhere, then simply drag and drop to update your Office documents.

To get started, go to http://desktop.onlive.com

Andrew’s pick: VLC 2.0

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols. It’s simple, powerful and fast. VLC plays everything, Files, Discs (DVD, CD, VCD, Blu-Ray), Webcams and Streams. VLC also plays most codecs with no codec packs needed. Works on most platforms including Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and Unix.

Get VLC at http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

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What The Tech

This week on What The Tech: Andrew Zarian and Paul Thurrott begin by discussing the situation with MegaUpload. Why did the FBI target them? Should similar services be worried? Andrew brings up recent Xbox 720 rumors. Will it do away with optical media all together? Andrew also discusses the next gen PlayStation. Should Sony even bother with a new console? Paul discusses how he think console gaming should evolve. Will we see more Kinect enabled devices? Andrew picks Paul’s brain about OnLive’s remote desktop service. Is it all legal? And Jon Rubinstein leaves HP. What happens to WebOS without him? Paul compares Rubinstein to Steve Jobs.

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Sunkast’s pick: Emit Media Server

Emit allows you to watch videos live from your PC, Mac, or Linux computer directly through wifi or 3G. Not all devices support every video format out there. But with Emit, it will encode the video into a supported format, and stream it to your device without having to wait for it convert entirely. Emit also supports srt subtitles, mkv subtitles, switching between audio tracks in movie, and even DVD folders. Plus you can stream your entire iTunes collection to your Android device. Emit is available both Android and iOS devices.

For more information go to http://www.emitapp.com

Andrew’s pick: OnLive Desktop

OnLive Desktop gives you the freedom to work from anywhere. Build PowerPoint presentations with graphs, even videos. Then present them directly from your iPad or external monitor. You can also update Microsoft Word docs on the go. Use touch, an on-screen keyboard or handwriting recognition to view, edit, redline and comment. Add and analyze data with the full functionality of Excel. Create graphs anywhere, then simply drag and drop to update your Office documents.

To get started, go to http://desktop.onlive.com

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