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    I'm not only cleaning up my Surface Pro 3 but everything else as well. E-Mail, OneDrive, Etc.  I'll explain and tell you what else you should be looking at in your "Year End Cleanup Duty!"
     
    Also talking Windows 10, Band Updates, Band Apps, 12 Days of Something, Twitter changes, and more.
     
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    Ed Bott leaving Windows Phone
     
    Tom Warren leaving Windows Phone
     
    Windows 10
     
    Copy.com, get 15Gb Free on signup. Use this link to get an extra 5Gb. https://copy.com?r=68EWRP
     


    Dave
    The last podcast had some audio issues that slipped by me.  I listened to a snippet prior to publishing and I just didn't catch it.  My apologies for the dual episodes.  This one is different though.  I left on the post show comments and antics on this audio.  Jim and I talk about anything and everything after the show is recorded so I left it on for you to hear.  If you listened to 273 already jump ahead to about 1:30:00 for the rest.
     
    There are no shownotes on this post.  Check out the original post for that.  OneDrive vs. CrashPlan
     
    http://homeservershow.com/replacing-crashplan-onedrive-home-server-show-274.html
     
    I normally wouldn't publish this twice but I figured you deserved a better recording of the whole thing.
     
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    Dave

    Twitter Changes for Surface Geeks

    By Dave, in Surface Geeks,

    I've been working on my 2015 goals for several weeks now and one of them was to get control of my Twitter accounts and Identity online.  That may sound funny because I consider myself to be @SurfaceGeeks.  Two and a half years ago however, I considered myself to be @homeservershow.  I keep creating new properties, HomeAutoMationForums.Com and SmartWearForums.Com, and now TheGeeksNetwork.Com.  Who am I now?
     
    If I had my choice I would have merged @homeservershow and @SurfaceGeeks into one account but Twitter doesn't let you do that.  They do let you change your twitter name though.  Once you do, the old one becomes instantly available in the pool of "whats left" in the Twitterverse.  I say that because obviously my name is no longer available.  In fact, throw a number behind it and it's probably taken as well.  I stopped checking at 12.
     
    I also have this problem with e-mail so I'm chunking one big stone at the issue and here is what I came up with.
     
    mccabe.io
     
    Yep, that's a real domain. It only has e-mail on it right now.  I may blog there someday, who knows.  I will use an e-mail address on that domain for my local life.  My G-Mail address today is absurdly difficult to pronounce let alone give to someone over the phone to sign my kid up for something.
     
    The Twitter handle is: @mccabeio
     
    And, unbeknownst to you, you are now following @mccabeio if you were following SurfaceGeeks.  My ego would love for you to follow both but I understand if you must choose only one.
     
    @mccabeio
     
    Muh - kabe - dot - eye -  Oh
     
    No doubt I'll soon be known as:
     
    Muh - kabe - eee - Oh
     
    That's Ok. It will be me.
     
    @SurfaceGeeks will be used to announce posts, podcasts, and forums posts.  @mccabeio will be me.  I will probably Re-Tweet all of my accounts with @mccabeio in the beginning until I find my voice.  I apologize in advance for causing a disturbance in way you consume twitter.  If it's Ok with you, please go follow @SurfaceGeeks right now.  That account is horribly lonely since I transitioned it.  Thanks, and see you on Twitter.
     
    Thanks to @therealdarrencohen and @jwiskowski for guidance and friendship during my countless hours of bombarding them with new Twitter handles.
     


    Dave

    Microsoft Music Deals, A Hidden Gem

    By Dave, in Surface Geeks,

    I've stated several times that Xbox Music is a great app and service to subscribe to but Microsoft has something new going on that could possibly blow your mind.  Sam Smith.  Ya, the guy with 6 Grammy nominations for 2015.  You can get his latest album for $1.99.
     
    Music Deals is a free app for Windows 8 and Windows Phone that will allow you to browse through a catalog of free and highly discounted music including Sam Smith's album with the hit "Stay with Me."
     

     
     
     
    Clicking the $1.99 buy button will take you to the Music app to purchase and it will download immediately.  If you are already using a music service you can simply take those newly purchased MP3's and upload elsewhere.
     
    If I were you I would try the Xbox Music service as it's free for 30 days.  You can upload and they will match and you can use it on any platform.  I have a nice Android widget on my home screen.  They have an amazing library to stream once you are signed up.  Try it.
     
    There are tons of free and discounted albums to browse through.  Get the app here.
     
    Oh yeah, did you know Twisted Sister did a Christmas album?  Yeah, me either.
     


    Dave
    We're talking crazy. Should you consider replacing your CrashPlan backup with OneDrive? Listen and help finish the conversation in the HSS Forums. I've got a ton of news items, new cloud services, Microsoft Band, portable batteries and streamers. Whew!
     
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    OneDrive vs. CrashPlan
     
    Veeam
     
    Amazon Cloud Drive opens up with an API.
     
    Cloud HQ
     
    symform.com - As discussed on the podcast.
     
    The Average Guy Cloud Storage Survival Guide
     
    https://app.otixo.com/ - just added how much storage you have on each site.
     
    http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/8553-onedrive-as-a-crashplan-replacement/
     
    Amped Wireless New Router
     

    of ChargeAll 
    WiFi Hard Drives
     
    http://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-FileHub-Wireless-External-File-Server/dp/B00AQUMZRA
     
    https://theaverageguy.tv/2014/02/17/hands-on-review-of-the-5-in-1-ravpower-filehub-wireless-sd-card-reader-with-3000mah-backup-battery-wireless-mobile-storage-media-sharing-wlan-hot-spot-nas-file-server/
     
    Kickstarter Project from OnAir - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/onairplayer/onair-box
     
    John Zajdler spots my server on the live video. It's at the end of the show.

    Dave

    Microsoft Store 12 Days of Deals

    By Dave, in Surface Geeks,

    It's back! Shop Microsoft's 12 Days of Deals Now! A new daily offer goes live each day at 8 AM ET starting 12/8.  Start right here at Surface Geeks each morning for a new deal!
     
    Click me!
     
    Shop Microsoft's 12 Days of Deals Now! A new daily offer goes live each day at 8 AM ET starting 12/8
     
     
     
    Monday 12/8/14 - Toshiba Encore Mini tablet for $79 and it comes with a free 16Gb MicroSD card. (click link above)
     
    Tuesday 12/9/14 - Blu Win HD Windows Phone. Normally $179, $129 on Tuesday
     
    Wednesday 12/10/14 - Save $50 on Xbox One plus get a free game. The 500 Gb Xbox One comes with a wireless controller, chat headset, and two games.  Assassins Creed Unity and Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag.  All for $349.
     
    Thursday 12/11/14 - Save $80 on the ASUS Transformer Book T100 Signature Edition. 10.1" Screen, 2Gb RAM, Atom processsor. $249, not bad!
     
    Friday 12/12/14 - Jawbone mini Jambox $69.99
     
    Saturday 12/13/14 - Destiny or Call of Duty: Advanced Warefare for Xbox One and 360 $29.99 ea.
     
    Sunday 12/14/14 - Lumia 635 for $129. Unlocked 4.5" Windows Phone 8.1.
     
    Monday 12/15/14 - ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP500LA Signature Edition. A 15" Core i3 for $399.
     
    Tuesday 12/16/14 - Fitbit and Yurbuds Bundle. Get a Fitbit activity tracker starting at $99.99 and get a free pair of Yurbuds earbuds.  That's the normal price on the Fitbit and the Yurbuds can go from $15 to $40 depending on the pair. They are more expensive if they have a microphone.  I have two pair, one with mic an one without.  I love both. They are worth a purchase at any price.
     
    Wednesday 12/17/14 - Get a free game when you buy a 4Gb Xbox 360. Up to $49.99.
     
    Thursday 12/18/14 - Save $130 on HP Pavillion X2. 10.1" Atom Processor, Touchscreen. $199
     
    Friday 12/19/14 - Xbox Music Pass $49.90. Save $50 on the annual pass
     
    Finally! A deal for me!  This is a good deal on Xbox Music.  It's a great service. Gift it!
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Dave
    We all know these deal shopping days are meant for us right? Heck yeah, I'm buying for myself!  Support Surface Geeks and shop the Microsoft Store right on Amazon.com!
     

     
     
     
    Check out the deals like the new Universal Mobile Keyboard for devices and tablets.  It's pretty cool!
     


    Dave
    It's not all about the "Band" but I do have some news to share on my personal use of Microsoft Band. Jim Collison joins once again to talk Surface Pro 3, Windows 10, Windows Phone, Calorie Counting, Black Friday, and more.  Tons of stuff in this episode and hang around to the end for a tip about your tips! SP3 Pen that is.
     
    This episode is sponsored by Ears.  Boost your Surface volume by 10db!  Get your pair or send this link to your friends and family members so they can get you a pair or some for themselves!  http://surfacegeeks.net/ears Only $11.85 on Amazon.
     
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    If you have a podcast buried deep within you please check out thegeeksnetwork.com and contact me.  I also need some help in a couple of new forums.  Smartwearforums.com and Homeautomationforums.com  I need posts, admins, and moderators.  The pay is horrible but you can get in on the ground floor of something really cool!
     
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    Surface
     
    NFL and SP2
     
    http://www.neowin.net/news/hands-on-surface-for-the-nfl
     
    Time Calls SP3 Best in 2014 “the tablet that replaces laptops”
     
    http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/11/time-calls-microsoft-surface-pro-3-a-best.html
     
    Microsoft Restore Image available from MS for SP3
     
    http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-us/support/warranty-service-and-recovery/downloadablerecoveryimage
     
    Xbox Music
     
    New App - Music Deals - App link
     
    Saw
    for the first time at MVP Summit. It’s pretty cool 
    Mary Jo Foley on Win10
     
    http://www.zdnet.com/whats-next-for-windows-10-7000036358/#ftag=RSS0966a21
     
    http://mcakins.com/2014/11/19/browse-all-your-onedrive-files-from-file-explorer-in-windows-10-build-9879/
     
    Windows Phone
     
    Razer launches Windows Phone apps for Nabu smartband and the band itself. Does anyone have one?
     
    http://nabu.razerzone.com/#home
     
    Please let me know on smartwearforums.com 

    Camdrop for Windows and Windows Phone mbmc.co/1tFv46E
    http://mbmccormick.com/2014/11/camdrop-for-windows-and-windows-phone/
     
    FitBit for WP and Cortana
     
    http://www.windowscentral.com/fitbit-windows-phone-grabs-background-sync-cortana
     
    http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/fitbit/378ebdb6-f31f-4505-a00d-c460ef22e7ff?ocid=twp_fitbit_mktpl&linkid=10225398
     
    More WP in New York. Alot more.
     
    https://gigaom.com/2014/10/24/the-nypd-will-give-smartphones-to-all-its-officers-and-it-looks-like-theyll-run-windows/
     
    And for my favorite new on WP
     
    Another WP app, smartthings?  Did i talk about this already?
     
    SmartThings launches Windows Phone 8.1 http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/smartthings-mobile/f1bf9d72-5f03-41df-b158-7e843fee1208
     
    Amazon, please, we need cloud player for Windows Phone!
     


    Dave
    You know those blog posts that detail all the hardware the guy has in his house?  That's what I'm doing except it's in audio format.  It also turned out to be more personal than I originally had planned.  I talked a little about myself and how I got into computing. We can finish the conversation in the forums!
     
    Supporting links for this episode will be updated in the FORUMS! Click here for more.
     
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    Dave
    Jim Collison joins me to geek out a little bit on Microsoft Band.  We'll compare it to other devices and I'll tell you how it's working for me. Is it a SmartWatch, Fitness Band, or both? Jim reviews the HP Stream 14" and the Surface Pro 3.

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    Microsoft Garage
     
    Windows Phone Woes on Verizon - Cyan Delayed, Again.
     
    HP Stream 14 Review
     
    Microsoft Band - Check out the videos on Band here.
     
    Windows 10 Info I found useful
     
    http://pureinfotech.com/2014/11/12/windows-10-preview-features-build-9879/
     
    http://pureinfotech.com/2014/10/09/dual-boot-windows-10-technical-preview-using-vhdx/
     
     
     


    Dave
    Should you run Green Drives in your NAS? Tons of NAS news and something new to share with you on Synology that I think you will like.
     
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    Home Automation Forums
     
    Green Drives in NAS
     
    Lian Li PC-T80 Case
     
    Thecus Update for BASH Vulnerability
     
    QNAP  webinar
     
    Thecus Windows Storage Server
     
    HP Stream Laptop $199
     
    Ubiquiti Access Points discussed
     
    Ubiquiti On Amazon
     
    Open Mesh
     
    DSM 5.0 Live Demo
     
    DSM Updates
     
    DS415+
     
    DSM 5.1 Beta
     
    Synology Note Station
     
     

    Dave
    There is a new build of Windows 10 out and I'll discuss some of the new features.  Microsoft Wearables and Surface Mini back in the news. All this and more on Surface Geeks 77
     
    SP3 and wifi
     
    Great Windows 10 Reads
     
    http://www.windowsobserver.com/2014/10/21/windows-10-technical-preview-build-9860-update-process/
     
    https://windows.uservoice.com/forums/265757-windows-feature-suggestions/
     
    http://pureinfotech.com/2014/10/21/windows-10-technical-preview-build-9860-ready-download/
     
    Fitbit and Apple
     
    SmartWearForums.com
     
    Mini Rumors again?
     
    Surface Pro 2 in the workplace: Insights from a small deployment 
     
    http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-surface/surface-pro-3-diary-entry-3-my-first-snafu
     
    http://www.theverge.com/2014/9/29/6869489/hp-stream-tablets-laptop-release-date-specifications
     
    If you missed the Windows 10 unveiling here is the video.  It’s pretty old news now but it’s there if you need it.
     
    A first look at #Windows10: http://wndw.ms/xdfLz4
     
    Lenovo Talks About Their New Watchband Hinge In Yoga 3 Pro
     
    Last up in the news. Breaking Bad action figures stir up a Florida Mom. Brian Cranston tweets back, "I'm so mad, I'm burning my Florida Mom action figure in protest."
     
     

    Dave
    Jim Collison and John Zajdler join me to open up a conversation about Windows 10.  Windows 10 Technical Preview and Server are out!  We are just getting started so there is not a lot of in depth and under the hood.  I've got news , rants, and more!  Enjoy and see you in the forums.
     
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    Smart Wear Forums
     
    Home Automation Forums
     
    DrivePop / LiveDrive Meltdown
     
    Plex for xbox - https://plex.tv/xbox
     
    Having a hard time finding WHS 2011?
     
    http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/7662-any-online-store-that-still-carries-whs2011/
     
    INSTEON Install over at homeautomationforums.com
     
    http://homeautomationforums.com/topic/149-setting-up-the-microsoft-store-insteon-starter-kit/
     
    Windows 10 Server Technical Preview and System Center Technical Preview
     
    http://www.computerworld.com/article/2691251/a-first-look-at-the-windows-server-10-technical-preview.html
     
    Links to Builds
     
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2014/10/01/announcing-availability-of-windows-server-technical-preview-and-system-center-technical-preview.aspx
     
    WHS2011
     
     
     
    Essentials Server 2012 R2 - $244.99
     
     
     

     


    Dave
    Jim and I go over all the gear we had at Meetup 2015 and tell you about the demos we saw.  Synology Beta is here too and we take a look at the ioSafe 1513+. A lot of gear to chat about!

     
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    iOS App Store
     
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    Toshiba Encore Mini Videos on my YouTube Channel 
    More at SurfaceGeeks.COM

    Western Digital Launches My Passport Wireless Mobile Storage Lineup http://bit.ly/1pI1PR2
     
    Synology Beta
     
    https://www.synology.com/en-us/dsm/5.1beta/
     
    Plex Price Increase
     
    Beginners Guide to Plex - http://www.androidcentral.com/beginners-guide-plex
     
    Kindle Fire Tablets
     
    Tablo Firmware Update - pretty big one - http://community.tablotv.com/discussion/712/new-firmware-release-2-1-16
     
    Airplane tracker - http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/8198-aircraft-tracking-using-an-ads-b-reciever/
     
    QNAP and Toshiba Encore Mini
     
    http://www.surfacegeeks.net/forums/index.php?/topic/1536-toshiba-encore-mini-first-look/#entry7651
     


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