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Digital Coffee Podcast

This podcast dedicated to all things tech. The story of how this came about was ordinary, maybe, but what I want to do with it, is extraordinary. I was working at a coffee shop and pondered my love for coffee and tech. I have also grown up around tech. I also had a new passion for coffee. This idea stayed with me until I figured out the name. Digital Coffee was born. So, with this idea I look at tech as I do coffee. How is the “tech brewed?” In my reviews, I look at it as a taste test, except I don’t drink the tech. I mean, who would? If you do, please let me know how I can! Anyways, if you feel like this is a great space to learn and have fun with tech, then, feel free to support me. I don’t mind at all! If you enjoy my podcast and blog please consider support me here: https://www.patreon.com/digitalcoffee Schedule: Monday: Digital Coffee Friday: Gamer’s Cafe Saturday: Marketing Blend Gaming on the Weekend! Twitch Youtube
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Nov 27, 2016

Today's Episode

Businesses care about their brand voice. It is the only thing customers know about the brand... usually. This is the way the company conveys its message to the world.  Businesses spend hours on getting it right. However, have we gotten it all wrong? This election shows always being sorry for any perceived outrage may not be the best strategy. Maybe, just maybe, we marketers need to branch out and have a slight offending voice. We all know we cannot please everyone. Businesses do try, but, fail at it all the time. Pleasing everyone is never a great strategy. Losing customers is not either, but, you will lose some customers. I have never seen any business keep all their customers. The reason is, not all of their followers are loyal customers. They may be a one time purchase. It's important to know that and work to make a brand voice that speaks to your loyal customers.

Find out more down below.

Marketing News Analyzed:

  • More than one way to promote your app on Google!
  • Mobile targeting slowly getting better
  • Facebook is done with Marketing Partners
  • Instagram adds live video and disappearing messages
  • Twitter is the most used social sharing button
  • Facebook and search
  • Facebook has some explaining to do
  • Questioning Facebook Metrics
  • Should we rethink Brand Voice

Apps/Programs To Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

I am starting to question how good Facebook's algorithms are.

Have we been doing brand voice all wrong?

Search is going to be big for Facebook in 2017.

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Nov 26, 2016

Today's Episode

Yes, Christmas is right now the corner! This episode I give a short list of games and gear you should have on your Christmas list. If you missed any of these games, you should have them on your list. Also, looking for a new mouse or keyboard,  I give my recommendation too. If you do not know what you should get, this podcast episode is for you.  

Also, I talk about Overwatch updates, Mass Effect, and No Man's Sky; who decided to break their silence.  It's all very interesting! Enjoy the show!

Gaming News Pwnd:

  • An update on the Battlefront 3 game
  • BioWare will have familiar races in Mass Effect eventually
  • Mass Effect ship will be seamless... no loading!
  • Gearbox to announce something on December 1st
  • Homefront publishers blame bad timing and poor reception for gaming doing poorly
  • Rocket League is getting Steam Workshop support
  • The final Nova Ops Pack for Starcraft 2 is out
  • Titanfall 2 first DLC pack coming next week
  • No Man's Sky developer finally breaks it silence
  • Talking about Symmetra update
  • Games and Gear that should be on your Christmas list

Gaming Deals:

Tweetable Quotes:

Finally, HelloGames break their silence and talk about future updates.

I commend ReSpawn for doing free DLC.

Woohoo! Rocket League is getting mod support.

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Nov 24, 2016

Today's Episode

Oh, the Twitter bans strike again! This time they ban their own CEO. I find this poetic justice for all the random bans they've been throwing out lately. People with the wrong idea get banned. Twitter, remember you became popular because of the idea of free speech. People flocked to these sites to share their ideas. Now, not all ideas are good, but, that's not the point. Twitter, it's fine if you ban people for acts of violence of the threat of violence. However, banning people because they are not part of the left is ridiculous. It's time to stop the madness and let people think for themselves. I do not care if you are right or left, I want the ability to share without worrying about being banned. That's ridiculous.

Anyways, scroll down to find out more!

Tech News Decoded:

  • Trump wants Apple to build a better iPhone... in America
  • Snapchat Spectacles has an interesting AR filter
  • Microsoft not done with mobile phones?
  • A new "study" claiming iPhone users are terrible
  • Google Pixel Phone getting new features
  • Google updates Sites
  • Telegram has an answer to Medium with Telegraph
  • A study suggests young people can not tell the difference between ads and articles
  • Instagram is going live!
  • Amazon is banning incentivized reviews
  • Oops! Twitter bans its CEO
  • Starbucks is selling a mug that heats your coffee

Apps/Programs To Try This Week:

Tweetable Quotes:

Twitter bans it's own CEO is hilarious.

Twitter you became popular because you allowed people to say things without repercussions.

If you are trying to find your voice Telegraph is something to look at.

Ember mug sounds great if you want to spend 150 bucks.

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Nov 19, 2016

Today's Episode

Ubisoft can we talk? Ubisoft hates stories? Apparently, they do not want to write narratives anymore. I cannot remember the last game I played where the story was good. Ubisoft hates stories. They do not want to create interesting characters. The problem with gaming stories is they all seem to follow a pattern. Yes, I know there are only some many ways to write a story. However, the gaming industry is not willing to risk that much. The problem is the best stories can come from those risks. I hope they find a way to do both. 

I talk about more in the podcast, find out what?

Gaming News Pwned:

  • Titanfall 2 is on sale. Hmmmm
  • Is EA committed to Titanfall 2?
  • Overwatch is free this weekend
  • Patch 1.5 is live and Sombra is here!
  • Overwatch community is not liking the new level up system
  • Hitman has a new elusive target
  • Fallout: The Frontier looks awesome!
  • Dishonored 2 is getting NewGame+ and adjustable difficulty
  • A gamer beats Dishonored 2 in 30 minutes
  • Witcher 3, Overwatch and Dark Souls 3 take home some Golden Joysticks
  • Ubisoft doesn't want to write stories
  • Star Wars: Battlefront DLC Rogue One is coming out before the movie
  • Total War is going in a new era
  • Rainbow Six Siege Operation Red Crow is out
  • Battlefield 1 Battlefest is going on now
  • Battlefield 1 fall update is here!
  • Bioware adds a new alien to Mass Effect
  • My Dishonored 2 review

Gaming Deals:

 

Tweetable Quotes:

The new elusive target is a douche. Yes,  you can kill a douche.

Ubisoft has never written great stories.

Star Wars: Battlefront has a new DLC for the few of you still playing.

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Nov 17, 2016

Today's Episode

Coffee For Two is here! It's going to be a once a month interview show. Yes, this is a new section of the podcast where I interview Julie LaCroix. She is a great person that helps anyone out with figuring out your career path.  It's a great time of learning and fun. If you have listened to me for a while, I always got between sarcasm, witty, and let you learn something. Hint: You should always learn a new skill.  Life is hard, it can be rewarding too. I hope this helps and if you have anyone knows someone I should interview, let me now in the comments below. I enjoy talking to new people and learning from their experience.

Topics Discussed:

  • The Keys to Writing a Great Resume
  • Four Key Steps to Writing a Great Resume
  • What is Your Purpose
  • Self-Branding and why it's important
  • Is Social Media Needed?
  • Should People Get An Alternate Social Profile?
  • Talking about People's Passions
  • 5 Great Tips From Julie
  • Learning New Skills
  • and more!

Tweetable Quotes:

Should people make an alternate social media  account? Are you talking about the election, Brett? Yes.

Should people create a creative resume? It depends on your industry

Your resume should not have an objective. 

Make sure your resume has focus

Contact Julie:

For more in information about Julie and to schedule a time here's her website

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Nov 17, 2016

Today's Episode

Twitter hates ideas. This is a problem to me. I think the best of Twitter was they allowed people to express their ideas. It didn't matter if you were right, left, center, or didn't care. The problem is Twitter wants groupthink. It thinks that one political ideology is right. I think that if a business uses a free speech in their policies, they do thrive. However, private businesses do not have to follow a free speech model. Twitter needs to follow its own policy and only ban those that do terrible things. Disagreeing is not one.

Tech News Decoded:

  • Twitter is adding QR codes because reasons
  • Andriod TV finally gets Twitter Live TV app
  • Twitter is banning alit-right people and it's stupid
  • Microsoft is all in with the Linux Foundation
  • Google Earth VR looks cool
  • There's a $5 device that can crack your password
  • WhatsApp is getting video calling
  • Blu phones are spying on you for China.
  • Snapchat is going public... soon
  • Broadsoft's Team-One is a Slack Competitor
  • Kaspersky is making a program to leave social media
  • Google Docs, Sheets, and Spreadsheets lets users make their own templates
  • FCC cancels any of their new policies
  • Google Translate is getting smarter
  • Seagate has a 5TB portable hard drive
  • OnePlus says goodbye to 3 and hello to 3T
  • My first impressions of the Pixel Phone.

Apps/Programs To Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

Twitter is throwing ideas out there and seeing which ones sticks...

Twitter you need to stop banning people because they don't agree with you

Pixel Phone is great so far.

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Nov 13, 2016

Today's Episode

Oh, GrubHub. This is not your week. The CEO needs better training from his PR team. This will be one of the worst blunders the company has done. I know you may not like political ideologies, but, having people not agree with you is a good thing.  He should have seen this as a strength and not made it look like his employees that voted for Trump should quit. This should be a lesson for everyone. There is some backlash from his email. No one is immune to this. Anyways, Periscope is making some interesting moves. I like where they are going. They have not been competing well against Facebook Live. I hope Twitter is getting focused on what it does best. We shall see if this all pays off.

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Marketing News Decoded:

  • Facebook changes its racial-ad targeting
  • Facebook makes changes to its audience network
  • Messenger will now have ads
  • New survey shows Prime Members love Amazon
  • Instagram adds new features to Stories
  • Instagram is testing shoppable pictures
  • Instagram is testing its own live video
  • Snapchat takes Instagram's rewind feature
  • Pinterest adds more to its marketing program
  • Bing introduces app installs
  • Google is cracking down on bad websites
  • Periscope adds Superfans, Groups and more
  • Why you should remain neutral in an election
  • Facebook has an algorithm problem.

Apps/Programs to Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

We always talk about diversity. What about diversity of thought?

I pity GrubHub's PR team

Periscopes new features should help with the follower base. Twitter needs to double down on what it does best

Let's be honest, we have different tastes.

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Nov 12, 2016

Today's Episode

The review happened. I finally played enough of Titanfall 2 to give my review. It was an interesting game. I liked it but, you have to listen to the show to find out the rest. The interesting part I found this week was Pharah being able to fly throughout the match. They are testing it out on PTR. That could impact the game in good and bad ways. Luckily there are other heroes that could handle this. I'm fine with Blizzard testing things out in the PTR.  Lastly, that Red Alert 2 VR game looks awesome!

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Gaming News Pwned:

  • Gwent is bringing more players to their closed beta
  • Ark goes tech
  • Homefront gets it second DLC
  • A new Overwatch patch could make Pharah fly forever
  • Overwatch goes free for a few days soon
  • The Division adds a survival mode
  • Skyrim Special Edition gets a patch to fix the last patch
  • Firewatch finally gets a free mode
  • Metro 2035 gets a different release date
  • Red Alert 2 in VR? Yes!
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda is not going to be a sequel
  • COD's numbers don't look good
  • Tron-like cycles comes to GTA Online
  • Dishonored 2 patch coming soon
  • Corsair bring some great gaming gear for a good price
  • Battleborn players and Gearbox trying to get people to play the game
  • Titanfall 2 review
  • Preview with Dishonored 2
  • and more!

Gaming Deals:

Tweetable Quotes:

You could fly forever with Pharah, unless a good Widowmaker or Bastion shoots you down.

I was surprised how little problems I had with Titanfall 2.

This looks like the beginning of the end of Call of Duty... finally

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Nov 10, 2016

Today's Episode

Social media and ads are part of the game. Facebook and LinkedIn are open the floodgates on their messaging services. If you are tired of ads, well, you have to accept them more. Good or bad this is the new normal. We at the point of social media where they are established and looking for more revenue. It part of the business and we are just along for the ride. Plus, the election happened. People are leaving for one person. The past 8 years people were fine and now, they freaking out. Without knowing if he will be a good or bad president, many people have made up their mind. Rational thought is premium. I do not understand why? Just remember to breathe. Just breathe. 

Anyways, on with the show.

Tech News Decoded:

  • Even a USB stick could kill your computer
  • Google does not recommend fast-charging USBs
  • Samsung says's they're sorry
  • Twitter and Facebook-owned election night
  • So, people want to move to Canada, eh?
  • Google gets stricter with its web policies
  • LinkedIn puts ads in InMail
  • Pandora unveils a new website
  • GoPro is not having a good day
  • Walgreens sues Theranos 
  • Google shuts down Map Maker
  • Facebook opening ads on Messenger
  • Nasty Gal filing for bankruptcy

Apps/Programs To Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

Girls, if you want to run your own business, do it!

We need to be civil after the election. Stop hating because of different ideas.

I don't know about you but I like my phone to not explode.

This is the new normal. They build it up and put ads on it.

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Nov 5, 2016

Today's Episode

Yes, I finally played enough of Battlefield 1. In this episode, I give my Battlefield 1 review. If you want a first-person shooter that is not set in the modern or future setting this could be a game for you. Yes, I'm still playing this and Titanfall 2 and Civilization 6. I will have those reviews later. Also, BlizzCon has begun. Yes, this year we have a new character for Overwatch. This could be a great addition or break the game. I know Blizzard does a pretty good job of balance, but, I know infiltrator classes can break games. I've seen it happen. We will see if this is a good addition or a game breaking addition. Either way, it's going to be interesting.

Plus, Polygon is crap. I really want to put that on. Scroll down to find out why!

Gaming News Pwned:

  • Ex-Battlefield Devs are making an interesting game
  • Titanfall 2 adds support for weak PCs
  • Heroes of the Storm gets some new characters
  • Valve tightens in screenshot policies for developers
  • Blizzard adds the Necromancer to Diablo 3
  • Overwatch is getting a league in 2017
  • Overwatch Arcade gets weekly rewards and quickplay goes on character limit
  • Sombra is finally announced
  • IO Interactive is making Hitman Season 2
  • Skyrim Special Edition has a beta update to fix those sound problems
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided updates with breach
  • Why Polygon needs to stop
  • My review of Battlefield 1
  • Impression on Titanfall 2 and Civ 6
  • and more!

Gaming Deals:

Tweetable Quotes:

Polygon, please shut down.

I know infiltrators classes can ruin games

Battlefield One has a great multiplayer game and the single player campaign is ok.

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Nov 3, 2016

Today's Episode

Adobe announced the new update for their Creative Cloud. Some of it was cool, but the best updates, Project Felix. This new program will help use 2D/3D pictures to create something photo realistic. This is great news for graphic designers. Yes, fewer hours of making it perfect. There more updates that I discuss in the episode. Microsoft is taking on Slack. Their new program Microsoft Teams is all about teams.  Everyone in the business world does have to work for a team(s). Unless, you host your own podcast. Microsoft saw Slack taking people away from Skype. It was the go-to business communication tool. It's great that there is more competition.

I do not see people using this unless they are team Microsoft. If you are not using Office, it is not the program for you. If this is a great product, Microsoft will have people not hating them too much. Let's be honest, they deserved most of the ire.

Scroll down to listen to the show!

Tech News Decoded:

  • You can beat facial recognition with 22 cent sunglasses
  • Uber redesigns it app
  • So, the Macbook Pro...
  • IFTTT ditches recipes for applets
  • Microsoft launches Flow
  • Adobe updates its Creative Cloud
  • Microsoft finally unveils Microsoft Teams
  • Project Nimbus may be the next Lightroom
  • Project Felix helps make photos realistic
  • Facebook revenue is up, thanks to blocking ad blockers
  • Internet.org has 40 million people using it
  • Gfycat acquires GIF Brewery
  • LinkedIn lets you know if your pay sucks
  • LastPass goes free for any device

Apps/Programs To Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

The most interesting things Adobe announced, was Project Felix

LinkedIn will tell you if your pay sucks... I'm sorry.

All you need to do is make 22 cent sunglasses to trick photo recognition.

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