Category Archives: GMG Tech Talk

Big City Concert Sound just down the road in Beverly

Since we discovered the Larcom Theatre and produced our first concert there a year ago this weekend, Gloucester’s singer/ songwriter / multi-instrumentalist and ace sound man, Will Hunt has brought in his gear and, together with Bradley Royds, they’ve mixed our shows to wide … Continue reading

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Having some fun with a radio ad and Adobe Premiere

Now we often fast forward through TV commercials or change the car radio station when an ad come on, but once in a while somebody crafts such a good radio spot that you can’t help but listen.  That’s what our friends Aurelia Nelson & … Continue reading

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The Hardware and Software Used To Produce The GloucesterCast For The GMG Geek Section

iPad/ Samson GoMic/ BossJock Studio App Demonstration

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Here’s your chance to tell the Government what you think of them spying on you

Normally I write about music in this blog.  But this is a blog — and the fact that you’re reading this post has most likely just been logged into an N.S.A. database, along with lots of other info about what … Continue reading

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Neil Young, Massachusetts’ most “distinctive” artist, just might revolutionize digital music today at SXSW

A recent blog by Paul Lamere of Echo Nest (in Somerville, MA) claims to have analyzed listener data from music streaming services to determine the most “distinctive” artists by state.  His method is very interesting, if a tad wonkish (see his explanation … Continue reading

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What did I tell you on release day of the iPhone 5c?

iPhone 5c keeps disappointing, almost 3M units in inventory From digitimes- We remember the reports that Apple had ceased orders to manufacturers for the iPhone 5c since the end of 2013, though sadly we didn’t know just how bad this … Continue reading

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If you haven’t joined the new GMG Google+ Community Group then you missed…

If you haven’t joined the new GMG Google+ Community Group then you missed Ann Kennedy’s tip for an app that turns your photos into incredible watercolor paintings, the GMG animated GIF contest, Live Ships Map, Rich Beans funny podcast find … Continue reading

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Part II Online Free Storage- Dropbox Free- All About Making It Easy To Sync and Collaborate

I wrote this two years ago but it remains my favorite collaboration and sync storage option when working with decent sized files that you can’t transfer by email- File this under cool free useful stuff on the internet. What is … Continue reading

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Free Online Storage and Why You Should Be Using It

I use a bunch of free online storage options.  Mainly I use Dropbox for sharing big files, Microsoft OneDrive for stuff that I want to use on any of my computers, GoogleDrive for documents on the fly, Flickr, Amazon mp3 … Continue reading

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Scam the Scammers – Let’s have some fun!

Scam phone calls are up. Today I got a call from a guy who told me there was a problem with my computer (yeah, right) and while I was letting him talk, I got a call on the other line, … Continue reading

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Better Pics Of The New Portable Podcasting Set-Up Using The iPad and Samson GoMic

Listen to the GloucesterCast Podcast here- Shown Left to Right- The Samson GoMic, Lightning to USB connector for connecting Mic to iPad, and cheapo earbuds which plug into the GoMic. Here’s a shot of everything connected and ready for recording … Continue reading

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Doug Brendel Has Seen the Light!

Joey, I’ve been cheering your rants about people who ask you for info instead of finding it themselves on Google. This morning as I was reading through the blog, I thought I had come to a situation where I really … Continue reading

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iPhone 6 is coming in 2014: leaked specs and potential upgrades, plus latest iOS 7.2 or 8

Right in step with our boy Joey’s advice/predictions about the state of iPhone in the coming years, here’s a little info. Looks like the iPhone 6, a new phablet, and the next iOS may be out by the summer. I … Continue reading

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How much could I charge for a seminar to teach people how to look for things on the internet using a search engine?

You may think I’m kidding but I’m dead serious. Or maybe the President of the United States could pay me to do a national public service announcement campaign explaining how to do it.  What would I need like a 30 … Continue reading

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I Don’t Wanna Say I Nailed It, But I Nailed It In Reference to the iPhone 5c and Larger iPhones

Should I be on the development teams for some monster tech company or should I be on the development team for some monster tech company???? Back in September when Apple had just launched the iPhone 5c and 5s I wrote … Continue reading

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The GMG Readers Spoke And We’re Listening- Changes Based On Your Feedback…

Many readers (and some of our own contributors) had made comments that the long scrolling posts sometimes are annoying, especially if that particular type of post is not one that interests that particular reader.  I get that it could be … Continue reading

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Have You Installed The New National Grid Power Outage App for your Android or iPhone?

From the Google Play Store- National Grid Description This FREE National Grid storm app allows electric customers to report and check the status of their power outages. Customers will also be able to access important safety tips, view storm related … Continue reading

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Update: Amazon Offering Chromecast for $30 Black Friday Plus $6 In Google Play Store Credits! Poll- Has Anyone Here Cut Their Cable and/or Land Line Phone?

Just saw that Amazon is offering the Chromecast for $30 for Black Friday Today and giving $6 in Google Play Store Credits making the Chromecast an absolute no brainer steal stocking stuffer-  Here’s the Deal At Amazon For $30 this … Continue reading

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Check Out The Misery Map For A Constantly Updating Video Short Of Where Flights Are Most Cancelled

Click on the arrow on the map to see it for yourself- pretty cool! (unless you’re flying that is)

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A sneak peak behind the scenes

If you went to The Slide Brothers concert we presented on Saturday, you hopefully had a good time, but had no clue as to last-minute scrambling that went on.  That’s because everyone involved is a pro — and that’s the … Continue reading

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GloucesterCast 10/27/13 With Guest Toby Pett and Joey Ciaramitaro

GloucesterCast Podcast Taped 10/27/13 With Guest Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Topics Include: Controversial Boston Pro Sports Officiating, Sista Felicia Makes It Official, Rotary Trivia Night, Chad Konecky, iPad Air vs Microsoft Surface Pro, Reminder To Vote In Local … Continue reading

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Search Questions I Get

Joey, Could you please tell me where I can find the promo you ran about my new book.  I’ve been looking through today’s GMG and I can’t locate it. Thanks, Barry Stacks Go Ahead Click The Google Search Button.  Please.  … Continue reading

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Should I be a tech reporter or should I be a tech reporter?

When Apple announced it was coming out with a cheaper plastic version of it’s iPhone I panned it saying that people that are buying iPhones don’t want inferior products.  They want the best and are willing to pay for it.  … Continue reading

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Verizon is coming! Verizon is coming!

Bex reports- Verizon is installing their new cell phone tower over The Hive today. If you are a Verizon customer, like me, it’s been a long wait! Rebecca Borden President & interim Executive Director Cape Ann Art Haven

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Don’t believe on-line reviews unless you know the reviewer personally — or it’s GMG

You’ve probably guessed that this was happening right?  Companies who want good reviews create fake ones on Yelp, Citysearch, Yahoo, Google, Kayak — even Facebook & Twitter.  Well you’re right. It’s called astroturfing.  It’s gotten so big that you can … Continue reading

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