MP 113 Google Plus, Real Names vs Pseudonyms, iPad Scam and Building a Brand for Yourself

Peter McDermott, creator and host of Micro Patrol holds discussion with prominent Google Plus users Prisoner, Michael Nast, Susi C Pentico and Thomas Ward. This week the panel discusses the pros and cons of using your real name on social networks versus using a pseudonym, an emerging debate. Also, the panel gives tips on where to buy technology safely and how to prevent yourself from getting taken like a woman in South Carolina who bought an iPad out of the back of a car in a local McDonald’s parking lot. All of this and much more on this week’s episode of Micro Patrol.

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MP 112: Steve Jobs Looks Ill, iPhone 5 Prototype, Google Plus, Free Webcam Giveaway

This week Peter McDermott discusses a photo in which Steve Jobs looks pretty ill. A sneak peak at the iPhone 5 prototype. A laser keyboard! Can you believe it!? Google Plus for beginners. Our Griffin Technology Mystery Product, can you guess what it is? Also, our Google Chrome App of the Week and a giveaway for a brand new Rocketfish Webcam!

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MP 111: Griffin Technology PowerDock Dual, iPhone 2 Jailbreak FAIL

In this episode Peter McDermott from unboxes the Griffin PowerDock Dual for his iPhone and iPad. He also shows you a FAILED attempt at unlocking and jailbreaking a 1st Generation iPhone 2G. Also, a discussion of Google’s attempt to verify all Google Plus users, our Google Chrome App of the Week and our YouTube video of the week. All this and more on this week’s edition of the Micro Patrol netcast!
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MP 110: The Tech Webcast, Social Media’s Big Brother, Google Plus Music Video

Peter McDermott interviews the masterminds from Australia’s leading tech podcast, The Tech Webcast which is now featured on In this episode, Peter speaks with Brad and Jason about NYPD’s new social media squad and what that means to our privacy. Will they ever shut the web off? That conversation and much more on this week’s edition of Micro Patrol!
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MP 109: Thunderbolt vs. USB 3.0, Are Internet Explorer Users Dumb?

Peter McDermott, Chief Guru of helps you discover the web. This week, we’ll talk about the difference between Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 as well as a study that allegedly demonstrated that Microsoft Internet Explorer users have lower IQ’s than those of us using other browsers. Plus, preview our Google Chrome App of the Week as well as much much more.
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MP 108: Mac Rumors, Skype for iPad, Griffin Technology & The Tech Buzz

Peter McDermott, Chief Guru of helps you discover the web. This week, learn why a tablet was delayed its release in Australia, how you can get Skype on your iPad and preview our Google Chrome App of the Week as well as much much more. Visit our website, for show notes and more!
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Micro Patrol is Seeking Co-hosts, Contributors, Content Writers and Designers

Photo Courtesy of jsawkins under Creative Commons License

Photo Courtesy of J Sawkins under Creative Commons License

If you’ve watched any of the videos on our website, YouTube or UStream, you’re probably aware that this is currently a one-man show and the content is constantly—albeit slowly—improving and turning into the quality that we ultimately seek. As the designer, content writer, producer and personality of all of this content, I see a lot of opportunity for younger writers, contributors, designers and even students to offer their expertise and become part of the community.


You might have noticed that there are links for Advertisers and Sponsors on the website. Currently the only revenue that we generate comes from Google Ads and that revenue comes at a crawling pace. Currently we average about $.01/day. So, over the course of a year, I think we should clear about $3.65 if my math is right. I think that’s about enough to buy a tall peppermint mocha at the end of the year (hopefully). Clearly, not a very lucrative venture at this point. However, financials aside, we all know that starting a new idea is an investment of both time and money. I have provided all of the equipment you see used during the show, along with a little help from my family and friends.

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MP 107: Ford on Google Plus, Death of Sony MiniDisc, Summer Gadgets and Twitter Apps 101

Peter McDermott from Micro Patrol gives you a first look of Google Plus and one of their only business users, Ford Motors. Sony will be retiring their MiniDisc player in September of this year, but don’t worry, they’ll keep making those little discs. Also, we’ll show you Computer World’s Top Tech Gadgets of the Summer. Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, Twitter? With so many different choices for Twitter apps, Peter shows you a few, his recommendation and a great website that shows all of the apps out there worth looking at. Our YouTube video of the week is an Adele-Angry Birds mash-up from the folks at BarelyPolitical and our Google Chrome app of the week is the Huffington Post News Glide (beta). Check out all of this and more in our Micro Patrol episode for Saturday, July 9th, 2011. Music by Kevin McLeod.

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MP 106: Social Intelligence, iPhone 5, WiFi over TV and Google Chrome

Peter McDermott takes you through a new upstart called Social Intelligence, a preview of the possibilities of the next iPhone, news of Microsoft testing WiFi over old analog television spectrum and an introduction to our Google Chrome app of the week.

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MicroPatrol Preview of Unique Product Reviews

Micro Patrol will be using humor and “laymen” terms to explain new tech software and gadgets. Stay tuned to MicroPatrol for the latest in technology reviews that any end-user can understand. If you have a product you would like to have reviewed, send us an e-mail or upload a video to YouTube and we’ll use it on our next show!