TDH – Facebook Samaritan

This week on the show, Erik and I talk a fair amount about Apple and business practices of corporations, I hope that if you are a Microsoft employee that you have enjoyed your iPad while it lasted, that is if it ever charges completely. Also, Facebook protecting you from yourself, kinda. Look for all those stories and more this week on The Digital Hazard.

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AT&T and T-Mobile, AT&T shows it is a jerk
http://www.theverge.com/2012/3/23/2897646/att-john-cicconi-t-mobile-layoffs-fcc

Adobe Photoshop CS6: First consumer preview prior to launch
http://www.theverge.com/2012/3/22/2890617/adobe-photoshop-cs6-beta-hands-on

Samsung and Apple: The immaturity continues
http://www.slashgear.com/samsung-well-match-apples-iconic-design-23219714/
http://www.macrumors.com/2012/03/23/samsungs-vp-for-design-offended-by-apples-allegations-of-copying/

Apple faces Nokia & Motorola on Nano-SIM
http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/12/03/22/1323249/apple-vs-nokia-rim-and-motorola-on-nano-sim-standard

New iPad can’t do math:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27076_3-57403359-248/researcher-says-new-ipads-charging-math-is-wrong/

Microsoft to employees: “Don’t you dare buy Apple products”
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsoft-banning-mac-ipad-purchases-by-its-sales-and-marketing-group/12221

Data Theft: Hacktivists are your biggest problem
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17428618

Chrome surpasses IE, but only for a moment
http://techcrunch.com/2012/03/21/chrome-beats-internet-explorer-thanks-bric/

Facebook Frackups
Facebook protecting your privacy? WHAT!?!?
http://www.theverge.com/2012/3/23/2897143/facebook-responds-to-employers-soliciting-passwords
http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2012/03/facebook-says-it-may-sue-employers-who-demand-job-applicants-passwords.ars

Facebook to trademark “book”
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2012/03/facebook-asserts-trademark-on-word-book-in-new-user-agreement.ars

Science and Kickers
Over efficient LED
http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2012/03/getting-out-more-than-you-put-in-an-overly-efficient-led.ars

Mercury Messenger Probe
http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2012/03/a-messenger-to-mercury-reveals-a-strange-little-planet.ars

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TDH – Windows 8

This is the last show before Spring  Break for us here in Pittsburgh, but its snowing outside…. No show next week, but we will be back full force until the end of the semester. This week on the show we talked a fair amount about the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, which you can go download and tryout for yourself on Microsoft’s site. I might have a new phone (after more than 2 years) and we speculate rather conservatively about the iPad 3 event. Please join us!

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Windows 8 Week:
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/windows-8-consumer-preview-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/18674
Win 8 takes on iPad:
http://www.gadgetbox.msnbc.msn.com/technology/gadgetbox/10-ways-windows-8-beats-ipad-299445

RedHat: The Only Billlion Dollar OSS Company
http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2012/02/how-red-hat-killed-its-core-productand-became-a-billion-dollar-business.ars

Feds Give Confidence to Chrome, Android
http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2012/03/feds-give-vote-of-confidence-to-google-chrome-android.ars

WikiLeaks is at it again:
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/02/wikileaks-anonymous-partners/

HTC Announces One (4 of them)
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2012/02/htc-announces-three-android-4-smartphones-for-next-quarter.ars

Android JellyBean
http://www.theverge.com/2012/2/27/2827990/google-coyly-hints-at-jelly-bean-android-codename-with-jelly-beans

March 7th: iPad3
http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2012/02/apple-announces-march-7-event-likely-ipad-3-unveiling.ars

6-Bit Byte
Cellphone Jammers: Anything they ain’t good for?
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57388696-71/the-bus-rider-who-jams-yappers-cell-phones/

Drunken Robot Elected:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/03/01/electronic_voting_hacked_bender/

Facebook Frackups
Facebook and Web Standards? No way.
http://www.theverge.com/2012/2/27/2828114/facebook-mobile-web-app-standardization-payment-changes

Science News
Science Software Ought to be Open Source
http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2012/02/science-code-should-be-open-source-according-to-editorial.ars

Being Rich Makes One Unethical
http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2012/02/does-being-wealthy-make-you-unethical-new-research-suggests-it-does.ars