TDH – Security Tightens

All alone this week, I discuss at length my first story regarding Amazon and Apple, and blow through a few stories about how there are individuals out there that don’t think Windows 8 is a good idea. I’ve been saying that ever since I played with it, months ago.  Also I focus a fair amount on security, and how to be secure in your person, papers and possessions. Hint: spend some time researching Truecrypt, oh, and pick good passwords. Tune in next week!

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Apple- Amazon War Heats up
http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB10000872396390443295404577547070376968192-lMyQjAxMTAyMDIwNTAyODU3Wj.html

Mountain Lion to Open Malware hole?
http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/07/25/mac-malware-crisis-on-mountain-lion-eve/

Valve Calls Windows 8 a ‘catastrophe’
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-18996377

More Windows 8 Negativity
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/07/23/gartner_windows_8_review/

Google Shows ISP’s How To Be Faster
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57481108-93/google-shows-isps-how-to-build-a-superfast-network/

Skype Denies Policy Change Motivated By Spying
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-19012415

Google Still Holds Your Personal Wi-Fi Data
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-19014206

Laws on Wi-Fi Sniffing Still Up In The Air
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57481833-83/laws-on-wi-fi-sniffing-still-up-in-the-air-say-specialists/

Android and MeeGo Hijacked Via NFC
http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/07/android-nokia-smartphone-hack/

NSA Turns to Amatures
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9229756/NSA_chief_asks_hackers_at_Defcon_for_help_securing_cyberspace

Facebook Frackups:
Zuck Bulish About Phone
http://allthingsd.com/20120726/zuckerberg-bullish-on-the-phone-just-not-on-building-one/

Facebook’s Losses Come Primarially From Paying Zuck
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19004005

6-bit Byte:
AUS Olympian has sex Photos Stolen
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57450095-71/computer-store-accused-of-legally-stealing-olympic-stars-sex-photos/?tag=mncol;1n

Samuel L. Jackson et. al. is Coming to Collect from AT&T
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/residents-upper-east-side-building-home-samuel-jackson-t-pay-750-000-refund-electric-bill-charges-article-1.1120523

Twitter Can Predict When Individuals Illness
http://gizmodo.com/5929196/how-twitter-can-predict-when-individuals-will-get-sick

TDH – The Three-way Battle

This week on the show, we talk almost equally about Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS, Google’s Android OS and Apple’s iOS. Google’s IO developer conference was this week, and you wouldn’t believe the stuff they gave away. Note to self, go to IO 2013….  Probably a pre-recorded show next week, but you should still look forward to it.

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RIM & Microsoft, a New Partnership?
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/29/us-rim-options-idUSBRE85S04J20120629
http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericsavitz/2012/06/29/rim-apparently-not-interested-in-switching-to-windows-phone/

Windows 8 & The Death of Start
http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57462865-75/why-microsoft-murdered-the-start-button-in-windows-8/

Google Nexus 7
http://www.pcworld.com/article/258593/google_nexus_7_review_roundup_best_200_tablet_available.html#tk.rss_news

Google’s Gadgets
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304058404577492760881761278.html

The Google Supercomuter
http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/06/google-introduces-compute-engine-google-scale-linux-virtualization/

Orbitz Targets More Expensive Hotels to Mac Users
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2406312,00.asp
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304458604577488822667325882.html

Chrome for iOS hits #1 on App Store
http://www.bgr.com/2012/06/28/chrome-top-free-ios-app-launch-day-apple-google/

Apple Releases “Podcasts” App
http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/26/apple-releases-its-own-podcasts-app-for-ios/

Apple to Overhaul iTunes Store
http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericsavitz/2012/06/28/apple-reportedly-plans-major-overhaul-of-itunes-music-store/

Twitter’s Mobile Strategy is Profitable
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304458604577491170573156612.html

Facebook Frackups
Facebook Tests “Want” Button
http://www.insidefacebook.com/2012/06/28/facebook-testing-want-button-plugin/

Science and Kickers
June 30th was the Longest Day of the Year
http://www.space.com/16356-leap-second-added-clocks-saturday.html