Organizing Messy Cables

Organizing cables can be done very easily and cheaply with Velcro Reusable Self-Gripping Cable Ties, which cost $6.99 on Amazon. At 7 cents per tie, it’s a cheap price to pay to organize your whole house. There are endless uses for these minimalist cable ties. These second generation Velcro ties are not like the ones you find on shoes. Both sides of the Velcro strip are very low profile.

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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Google+ and how Hangouts are Changing my Life

Just over the last few days, not even weeks, I have become very active in Google+. If you’re a frequenter of Google+ hangouts, you very well may have seen me. Whether it is chatting with my good friend +Brad Chasenore from Australia’s Tech Webcast, or watching +Cliff Roth do an amazing job of painting other Hangout participants in a 30-second window, everything I have come across has been completely amazing.

Surely, there have been some things that are less than amazing, like that person that joins your hangout and has 13 children screaming in the background or their television blaring so loud it overpowers everyone’s mic. So, of course, you mute that person and they immediately unmute themselves. Admit it, there are people like that in life that can’t handle themselves in a cocktail party, so don’t sweat it.

The point of this post it to declare that I absolutely LOVE everything I have discovered, the people I have met and the opportunities that have presented themselves since I have joined Google+.

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Google+ Late Night Hangout #1

So a few guys got together on Google+’s new Hangout feature and had a earth-shattering debate. Pay close attention and you can get a chance to win a brand new 2 megapixel webcam from the folks at Rocketfish! Click Read More to watch!

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

In this episode Peter McDermott from MicroPatrol.com 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 http://www.micropatrol.com/ 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 MicroPatrol.com 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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