The Computer Guys

The Computer Guys is a segment on Central Standard for listeners looking for insight into the tools that make our lives more efficient.

George Costello is a past president of MacCORE, the Macintosh user group, and a well-known and highly regarded independent Mac consultant.

Thomas O'Brien is CEO of IDEOLITY, a firm that supports I.T. infrastructure environments of nonprofit organizations and values-driven businesses. He's also a managing partner for BOLD Internet Solutions.


Central Standard
6:50 pm
Sun December 16, 2012

Computer Guys: Apps & Tablets

It is expected that there will be 68.5 million more tablets in this world by the end of this year, providing roughly $29.1 billion in sales

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Central Standard
6:13 pm
Sun November 18, 2012

Computer Guys: Threads Stretched To The Limits

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The internet is a limitless source of information and has provided us a new avenue for dialog and discussion.  But, when conversations are logged in perpetuity, open to the world and never ending, do they lose relevance?

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Central Standard
3:54 pm
Sun October 21, 2012

Computer Guys: OS Monogamy And Special Needs Accessibility

Computer mouse alternatives allow control of a computer's cursor for those challenged by a regular mouse.

For the longest time the Microsoft Windows Operating System (OS) was the dominant player in computing.  Then Apple introduced its OS and has since overtaken Microsoft.

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Central Standard
8:19 pm
Sun September 16, 2012

Computer Guys: Data Storage

On this Monday's Central Standard, learn about data centers and cloud storage. Just how secure is our data?

We'll also discuss Apple's new iPhone5, and the upcoming iPad Mini. Plus, news on new ultra-high-definition television. Join us as we discuss these and other technology news headlines with the Computer Guys, I.T. Pro Thos. O'Brien and Mac expert George Costello.

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Central Standard
5:43 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Computer Guys: Technology News Galore

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On this Monday's Central Standard, learn about the new Swedish religion with a central dogma that file sharing is sacred.

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Central Standard
9:50 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Computer Guys: Application Permissions

Have you ever wondered why your flashlight app wants to know your exact location? Why the cute cat video wants to post on your Facebook wall? And how annoying is when your finance software asks your mom for gas money? On this Monday's Central Standard, a look at what we give permission to and why.

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Central Standard
2:29 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Computer Guys: Appy Hour

On this Monday's Central Standard, join the Computer Guys for Appy Hour. We'll discuss apps that can make your life easier, or provide endless hours of distraction.

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Central Standard
9:42 am
Mon May 14, 2012

Computer Guys: The Internet Of Things

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As of 2008, the number of inanimate objects connected to the Internet exceeded the world population. Experts predict that by the year 2020, there will be more than 50 billion things, from animals to toasters, connected to the web.

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Central Standard
1:28 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Computer Guys: What Privacy?


In a world where we might all someday wear glasses that check the weather, give us directions, and let us take photos… where do you draw the line?

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Central Standard
1:13 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Computer Guys: Tech Tools For Entrepreneurs

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On this Monday's Central Standard, a look at the technology tools available to help you launch your new business.

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Central Standard
3:16 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

Computer Guys: Cyber Security

In Russia, a worm called Koobface wiggled away with millions of dollars using social networks like Facebook.

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Central Standard
5:47 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

Computer Guys: Who Controls the Net?

Last Wednesday, you might have headed to Wikipedia to look up Marlon Brando, the currency in Guam, or (random Wikipedia page). We’re not gonna ask. But, that Wednesday, visitors found a blackout protest, asking them to to imagine a world without free knowledge.

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Business & Tech
10:00 am
Mon December 12, 2011

Tech Jobs: The Ticket to the Easy Life?


In this episode of Central Standard, we ask if all IT jobs are handsomely paid and future-proof.

Let's take a look at some common myths and important realities of the IT industry with the Computer Guys. Plus, we'll hear from local IT recruiters about where growth is happening here in Kansas City.

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Central Standard
12:00 pm
Mon October 10, 2011

Computer Guys: Patent Law

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There's a lot more to that One-Click buying button you see on than just easier online shopping. Behind the scenes, lawsuits rage and those who develop new technology scramble for patents. For this show, the Computer Guys, George Costelle and Thos. O'Brian, stop by and are bringing along Jim Kernell, a Patent/IP attorney.


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