TDH – Apple’s Genre Experts

This week on the show I talk about how Apple is hiring “Genre Experts” and should be hiring college radio DJs, to do the same thing. Uber and Lyft are now an officially legal thing in California, and while Google spins off Calico to fight aging, Steve Ballmer calls Microsoft a monopoly. All in a day’s work.

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California Greenlights Uber and Lyft

http://gigaom.com/2013/09/19/ride-sharing-services-like-uber-and-lyft-get-green-light-in-california/

Twitter to add banks to IPO

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/19/us-twitter-ipo-idUSBRE98I0NA20130919

iPhone 5s on sale with limited gold numbers

http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/20/4749888/iphone-5c-5s-begin-sale-in-stores-gold-numbers-limited

Google goes flat

http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/19/google-makes-its-new-flat-logo-and-app-launcher-style-nav-menu-official-will-roll-out-over-the-next-few-weeks/

Google announces Calico

http://googlepress.blogspot.com/2013/09/calico-announcement.html

Ballmer calls Google a monopoly

http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/20/4751516/ballmer-calls-google-a-monopoly

Cyanogen spun up as company

http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/18/cyanogen-is-now-a-company/

Apple hiring ‘genre experts’ to better iTunes Radio

http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/09/17/apple-hiring-genre-experts-to-fine-tune-itunes-radio-programming

Apple to fix iOS lock screen hack

http://allthingsd.com/20130919/yes-apple-is-working-on-a-fix-for-the-ios-7-lock-screen-hack/

Apple can read iMessages

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2013/09/19/apple_can_read_your_imessages_whenever_they_want_researchers_claim.html

6-bit Byte:

Cat can unlock Touch ID

http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/19/watch-a-cat-unlock-the-iphone-5s-using-touch-id-and-the-fingerprint-sensor/

1888 Hotel will waive fee for 10,000 Instagram followers

http://www.ubergizmo.com/2013/09/1888-hotel-lets-you-stay-for-free-if-you-have-more-than-10000-instagram-followers/

 

TDH – Microsoft’s iPads

This week on the show, it is really cold in the studio, so I talk rather quickly to keep myself warm. But what do I talk about? The Twitter IPO, AT&T’s purchase of spectrum from Verizon, Facebook’s atrocious idea for ads, as well as the very scary backdoor the NSA has in a cryptographic spec. Oh, and the new iPhones. Those silly things…

 

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Twitter goes public, privately

http://allthingsd.com/20130912/twitter-files-for-ipo/

 

Twitter to release Spotify app

http://evolver.fm/2013/09/12/twitter-releases-spotify-app/

 

iPhone 5c pre-orders

http://arstechnica.com/apple/2013/09/iphone-5c-pre-orders-available-from-apple-carriers-and-retailers/

 

Fingerprint authentication backlash

http://boingboing.net/2013/09/12/why-fingerprints-make-lousy-au.html

 

Motorola’s Moto X, made in the USA

http://www.techhive.com/article/2048551/made-in-the-usa-moto-x-manufacturing-facility-opens-its-doors-on-google-street-view.html

 

Intel ships Haswell

http://www.citeworld.com/tablets/22385/intel-ships-haswell

 

Microsoft to buy iPads

http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/13/4725944/microsoft-ipad-trade-in-deal-offer-surface

 

Michael Dell’s buyout

http://allthingsd.com/20130912/dell-shareholders-approve-25-billion-buyout-to-go-private/

 

Verizon’s Net Neutrality challenge

http://www.forbes.com/sites/larrydownes/2013/09/11/what-verizons-net-neutrality-challenge-is-really-about/

 

AT&T finalizes spectrum purchase from Verizon

http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/10/att-finalizes-700mhz-spectrum-purchase-from-verizon/

 

Hacker compromises 2 million Vodafone customer database

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-12/vodafone-germany-hacker-accesses-2-million-clients-banking-data.html

 

NSA backdoor in cryptography spec

http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/09/new-york-times-provides-new-details-about-nsa-backdoor-in-crypto-spec/

 

6-bit Byte:

Phoneblocks

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57602510-1/phonebloks-a-modular-phone-you-update-a-piece-at-a-time/

 

Facebook Frackups

Auto-play videos on Facebook Mobile

http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/09/12/us-facebook-video-idINBRE98B17020130912

 

Zuckerberg speaks out against NSA

http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/11/4719732/facebooks-mark-zuckerberg

 

TDH – Tastes Like Sugar

This week on the show, I talked about some upcoming Apple news ahead of the SEptember 10th announcement, we recap the smartwatch bandwagon, and Google really wants Chrome to be an OS. Really really. Make sure it supports biometric passwords, and they might be onto something. All that and more this week.

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New Apple TV ahead of Sept. 10th

http://gigaom.com/2013/09/03/apple-tv-likely-on-its-way-for-a-september-10-launch/

OSX Mavericks for end of October

http://9to5mac.com/2013/09/06/apples-os-x-mavericks-release-planned-for-end-of-october/

Chrome Apps to take on Windows

http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/5/4696618/google-chrome-apps-chrome-os-windows-os-x-blink

Android KitKat, the background story

http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/3/4691040/android-kitkat-the-story-behind-a-delicious-partnership

Hints at Nexus 5

http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/06/nexus-5-could-get-lte-5-inch-display-and-snapdragon-800-processor-per-fcc-filing-for-new-lg-device/

Maxthon to put browser on all chips

http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/06/maxthon-inks-deal-with-mobile-chip-maker-mediatek-that-will-preload-its-browser-onto-100m-mobile-devices-in-2014/

New Eastman Kodak

http://arstechnica.com/business/2013/09/a-newer-slimmer-kodak-finally-emerges-from-bankruptcy/

HDMI 2.0: 18Gbps

http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/04/hdmi-2-0-official-4k-60fps-32-channel-audio/

Vimeo starts funding indie films

http://paidcontent.org/2013/09/03/vimeo-starts-funding-indie-films-to-broaden-its-on-demand-platform

Qualcomm Toq: Mirasol screen

http://reviews.cnet.com/wearable-tech/qualcomm-toq/4505-34900_7-35827147.html

Nymi wristband for passwords

http://gigaom.com/2013/09/03/with-the-nymi-wristband-your-heart-signal-is-the-password/

Fear of creepy ads and hackers outway spying

http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/04/pew-86-of-u-s-adults-make-efforts-to-hide-their-digital-footprints-online-fear-creeping-ads-and-malicious-hackers-more-than-the-government/

California to implement electronic license plate

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/09/california-poised-to-implement-nations-first-electronic-license-plate-program/

Facebook Frackups

Facebook Ice Cream

http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-dd-facebook-ice-cream-20130906,0,4948560.story

ONLINE EXTRA:

How Feds get our data

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/09/let-us-count-the-ways-how-the-feds-legally-technically-get-our-data/

TDH – Policy Heavy

This week on the show I talk about a fair number of policy and governmental programs, as well as the possible public reactions to the decisions, things from the $10 billion per year crypto-cracking program and the FISA orders to the useage spike of Tor in recent weeks. Stick around for a defense of STEM graduates and I’m sure we will talk about tech products next week on the show.

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Text-based Bug fixed for 10.9 and iOS 7

http://9to5mac.com/2013/08/29/text-based-bug-that-crashes-apps-in-os-x-10-8-ios-6-discovered-fixed-in-os-x-10-9-and-ios-7/

iPhone 5S on September 20th?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/27/iphone-5s-release-date_n_3796403.html

Google’s smartwatch WIMM

http://gigaom.com/2013/08/30/google-wimm-labs-smartwatch-acquisition/

Gag order on Google and Microsoft regarding FISA orders

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/08/us-wont-let-microsoft-google-reveal-more-data-on-fisa-orders/

$10 Billion in Federal crypto-cracking program

http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/08/feds-plow-10-billion-into-groundbreaking-crypto-cracking-program/

Tor usage spike

http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/08/tor-usage-doubles-in-under-a-week-and-no-one-knows-why/

New Zealand abolishes software patents

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/08/29/new-zealand-just-abolished-software-patents-heres-why-we-should-too/?tid=rssfeed

Facebook Frackups

Attention seekers on Facebook

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/30/active-facebook-users-crave-approval_n_3843094.html

Science News

STEM is going strong

http://spectrum.ieee.org/at-work/education/the-stem-crisis-is-a-myth

Milky-way Black Hole is a picky eater

http://arstechnica.com/science/2013/08/the-milky-ways-black-hole-like-cookie-monster-loses-more-than-it-eats/