• Episode 314
  • September 24, 2013

Linux Terminal Scripting and Executable PHP Scripts

Learn to write bash scripts in Linux which support multitasking asynchronous execution, and running PHP scripts from the terminal.

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  • Episode 313
  • September 17, 2013

Creating a Virtual Machine of Your Real System - Part 2

Robbie and Bekah resolve the 2-part series they began on Episode 307: converting a real, physical system into a virtual machine using free software.

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  • Episode 312
  • September 10, 2013

Putting Rikomagic's "Full HD 1080p" Claims to the Test

A large assortment of questions following Episode 311 lead to a followup episode where Robbie answers viewer doubts about the full 1080p nature of the Rikomagic MK602.

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  • Episode 311
  • September 3, 2013

Rikomagic MK602 Set-Top Skype Video Mini-PC

Robbie and Eric take a look at the new MK602 from Rikomagic, a device which turns your normal TV (even an old CRT) into a smart TV.

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  • Episode 310
  • August 27, 2013

Desktop Widgets for Linux

Add cool (and also useful) desktop widgets and system monitors to your Point Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, etc.) system.

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  • Episode 309
  • August 20, 2013

Creating Notification Windows on Your LAN Computers

Learn to send handy little popup windows to both Linux and Windows computers (from computers of the same OS) on your LAN.

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  • Episode 308
  • August 13, 2013

Viewer Question Extravaganza (Solo Style)

The 2013 "Vacation Episode", Robbie tackles the mailbag on his own and answers a plethora of excellent viewer questions and shares your comments.

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  • Episode 307
  • August 6, 2013

Creating a Virtual Machine of Your Real System - Part 1

Learn to convert your running operating system into a virtual machine using free tools. Creating an image of the physical machine and installing it to a virtual machine.

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  • Episode 306
  • July 30, 2013

The $200 Jib That Makes Your Video Look Like $1 Million

A sub-$200 jib rig that gives your video production that "fly over" look. With special guest appearance by Owen the Great, arguably Canada's youngest magician.

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  • Episode 305
  • July 23, 2013

Convert Your Photos to Video Slideshows with Free Software

Robbie and Christa take a look at a piece of free software (Windows, Linux) that is making it easier for you to make attractive slideshows from your photographs.

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  • Episode 304
  • July 16, 2013

Creating Simple Perspective in GIMP

Learn to build an image from scratch that features text which looks like it is illuminated from behind, casting a nice subtle shadow on the floor in front. Creating perspective the easy way with free software.

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  • Episode 303
  • July 9, 2013

The Distro That Converted Robbie to Linux

Robbie and Hillary take a look at an old laptop Robbie found while sorting through the old computer wasteland... complete with one of the earliest versions of Linux Robbie ever used.

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  • Episode 302
  • July 2, 2013

Viewer Question Extravaganza and The New MiniPC

Looking at the newest improvements by Rikomagic on their MiniPC line of products, and answering an assortment of your Viewer Questions.

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  • Episode 301
  • June 25, 2013

Tracking Your Projects and Managing Your Time

Learn to install Adobe Air on Linux, and use Klok2 (an Air application) to track and manage your time, complete with custom timesheets and graph overviews. Windows, Mac or Linux.

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  • Episode 300
  • June 18, 2013

A Look Back

Carrie Webb takes us on a trip back in time over the history of Category5 Technology TV as we celebrate our 300th episode.

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  • Episode 299
  • June 11, 2013

Checking Your Web Site for Vulnerabilities and Hacker Exploits

Protect your web site, your reputation, and your site visitors by determining if your site can be easily compromised by hackers. Looking at Lynis and StopTheHacker.

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  • Episode 298
  • June 4, 2013

DSLR Cameras for Broadcasting with Wirecast

Is it possible to save some money and use a DSLR as an HD video source for Telestream Wirecast? Robbie and Sasha set out to find out on this episode of Category5 TV.

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  • Episode 297
  • May 28, 2013

Synthesizing Depth-of-Field in Seconds

Using the free GNU Image Manipulation Program to add a very quick depth-of-field effect to your photos to give them a "high end" look.

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  • Episode 296
  • May 21, 2013

Making Your Web Site Faster with Cloud-Based JavaScript Hosting

Robbie and Christa show you how simply changing your JavaScript hosting from your own server to "the cloud" will noticeably speed up your web site.

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  • Episode 295
  • May 14, 2013

Analyzing Your Web Server Logs

Robbie and Eric show you a few great tools for analyzing your Apache server logs on Linux, and even have some fun in light of Nostalgic Gamer Month.

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  • Episode 294
  • May 7, 2013

Internet For Beginners: Finding What You Need with Google

Robbie and Sasha demonstrate how to use Google as a powerful but easy-to-use tool in order to find local businesses, addresses, images and information.

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  • Episode 293
  • April 30, 2013

Twenty Years of a Free World Wide Web

Robbie and Christa reminisce about the early days of the Internet in celebration of 20 years of the World Wide Web being made royalty-free. A Viewer Question Extravaganza follows as they work through a full mailbag.

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  • Episode 292
  • April 23, 2013

Retro Gaming: Looking Back to the 80s

Robbie and Erika rebirth memories of the very foundation of the gaming industry. From the Atari 2600 to a live ColecoVision demonstration, be prepared to enter into a state of nostalgia.

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  • Episode 291
  • April 16, 2013

DIY Phishing Scam for Novice Hackers

R0bb13 and cHr157a hack the Twitter homepage to demonstrate how easy it is for hackers to create phishing sites to gather steal personal information. The same lesson applies to your online banking, and more.

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  • Episode 290
  • April 9, 2013

Point Linux: Bringing Back Classic Linux

Are you a Gnome 2 or Compiz fan? Not a big fan of Unity or Gnome 3? We have the distro for you. It's called Point Linux, and on this episode we officially announce the release and talk to its developer.

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  • Episode 289
  • April 2, 2013

Virtualizing Android 4.1 on Standard PC or Mac Hardware

Using AndroVM to create an OpenGL accelerated Android 4.1 virtual machine, compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux hosts.

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  • Episode 288
  • March 26, 2013

Turning Your iDevice Into a Guitar Effects Processor

Eric Kidd joins Robbie and Erika to demonstrate a cool set of devices which turn your iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad device into a full guitar effects processor.

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  • Episode 287
  • March 19, 2013

Communicating With Your Customers

Bogdan Oros joins Robbie and Rachel to discuss TxtFeedback; a new service that allows customers to communicate their comments directly with your staff.

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  • Episode 286
  • March 12, 2013

Building A Photo Booth - Part 2

Robbie is joined by Abigail are her fiancé Kyle as they design and create a working photo booth for the upcoming wedding for around $200.

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  • Episode 285
  • March 5, 2013

Valve Steam on Linux

Robbie and Sasha give Valve's Steam video game delivery system a try on Linux, and answer an assortment of viewer questions.

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  • Episode 284
  • February 26, 2013

Saving Money with netTALK DUO

Nelson Hudes joins Robbie and Hillary to discuss how netTALK DUO is able to save you nearly $1,000 per year by replacing your existing phone company. And you can even keep your phone number!

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  • Episode 283
  • February 19, 2013

The World's Smallest Computer

A hands-on test of the Rikomagic MK802 IIIS Mini PC and demonstration of how to set it up.

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  • Episode 282
  • February 12, 2013

Social Media for Your Business

Getting started with Twitter and Facebook doesn't have to be overwhelming, and you can even amalgamate the two (along with other social platforms) into one interface.

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  • Episode 281
  • February 5, 2013

Internet for Beginners... and Chocolate

It's almost Valentines Day! Robbie and Sasha talk to Belgian Master Chocolatier, Kevin Richards. Then, it's back to the basics with understanding web browsers, and what the address bar does.

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  • Episode 280
  • January 29, 2013

Viewer Question Extravaganza

Robbie and Hillary tackle the mail bag and answer a wide assortment of viewer questions on what they call a hodge-podge of a show.

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  • Episode 279
  • January 22, 2013

Building a Photo Booth - Part 1

Robbie sets out to save Abigail some money on a photo booth rental for her wedding by building one on a shoestring budget. Follow along to learn how to build your own.

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  • Episode 278
  • January 15, 2013

Protecting Your Script from Disposable Email Addresses

Robbie and Eric are joined by special guest Gerold Setz, developer of the Block Disposable Email Addresses API. Learn to block DEA subscriptions from your PHP script.

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  • Episode 277
  • January 8, 2013

Easy, Effective Mockups for Web Site or App Developers

Demonstrating Mockups Desktop - a cross-platform tool for creating app or web site mockups quickly. Also speaking to Richard Collins from Ubuntu Mobile about Canonical's mobile phone OS.

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  • Episode 276
  • January 1, 2013

Happy New Yrar!

Robbie and Erika play air guitar and give away a slew of amazing prizes to viewers who cast ballots over the past week.

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  • Episode 275
  • December 25, 2012

A Very Merry Christmas

The on-air team of Category5 TV bring you a Very Merry Christmas - a Christmas special featuring musical performances from our entire on-air team, plus a special guest appearance by Carrie Webb from Seasons 1 and 2.

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  • Episode 274
  • December 18, 2012

Brother's Business Smart Printers

Robbie and Sasha speak with Tania Goffredo from Brother Canada about the brand new, innovative Business Smart line of printers from Brother, and what they mean for small business owners.

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  • Episode 273
  • December 11, 2012

Creating a Custom Calendar with Lulu.com

Robbie and Hillary show you how to create your very own custom calendar with free software. Perfect for gifts and complete with your own photos.

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  • Episode 272
  • December 4, 2012

The Ultimate Backup Enhancer for Linux

Create live snapshots of your Linux system without using any notable resources, allowing for backups of running virtual machines and other in-use files. Hot Copy works much like Windows' Volume Shadow Copy.

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  • Episode 271
  • November 27, 2012

Tt eSPORTS Level 10 M Gaming Mouse

Robbie and Christa have a look at the new Level 10 M Gaming Mouse from Thermaltake, which might be the coolest computer mouse ever designed.

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  • Episode 270
  • November 20, 2012

Creating Amazing Presentations

Creating a professional looking cartoon-style presentation is now possible on a tight budget (even free) thanks to PowToon. See how it works on this week's show.

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  • Episode 269
  • November 13, 2012

Gerbil Meets Mouse

Continuing our series on self-publishing, author Bailey J. Thompson discusses some of the trials she encountered in getting her book series published, and how she launched Gerbil Meets Mouse Publishing to make it happen.

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  • Episode 268
  • November 6, 2012

Protecting Your Business with Endpoint Protector

Robbie and Eric speak with Bodgan Oros from Romania about the powerful Endpoint Protector security appliance which protects businesses from data theft and accidental leakage.

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  • Episode 267
  • October 30, 2012

Fighting Malware and Phishing Scams with Malwarebytes.org

Spiderman, Spidergirl and Anti-Malware Man talk about recognizing phishing scams and how to protect ourselves in this frightening connected world.

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  • Episode 266
  • October 23, 2012

Ubuntu 12.10 vs Zorin OS 6 Ultimate

Robbie and Abigail take a look at the latest Ubuntu release and Zorin OS 6, and see which is most comfortable for new Linux users.

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  • Episode 265
  • October 16, 2012

Writing Without Distractions With Free Software

Robbie and Christa demonstrate FocusWriter, a free piece of software to help you avoid distractions such as social media or instant messengers while you write your novel.

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  • Episode 264
  • October 9, 2012

Traveling Back in Time. Audibly.

Your computer can be used to allow you to record audio from the past. Find out how to never miss that precious moment or great riff again with JACK Timemachine on Linux.

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  • Episode 263
  • October 2, 2012

Self-Publishing Your Book With Free Software

Robbie kicks off our series about self-publishing with a look at how to use free software to publish a novel or short story using Cafepress.

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  • Episode 262
  • September 25, 2012

5th Anniversary Celebration

Robbie is joined by Hillary, Christa, Eric, Sasha, Jodi, a live studio audience and a packed chat room as we celebrate 5 years of Category5 Technology TV.

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