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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/

 

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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/

TDH – Mobile Focus

Back on the air after a basketball hiatus! Finally! This week on the show I talk about many things mobile, from getting Wikipedia in text message form, to Visa’s new mobile payment project. You’ll soon be able to access the internet on your cell phone in North Korea, but not before you see what Google wants to build an expansion to the Googleplex.

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Microsoft prepping public preview of Windows Blue
http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/24/4023724/windows-blue-public-preview-search-improvements

Google’s new building:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57570916-93/google-flexes-its-googleplex-with-planned-expansion/

Firefox to block third-party cookies
http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/23/4023078/firefox-to-start-blocking-cookies-from-third-party-advertisers

Mozilla, AT&T and Eriksson to partner for browser calls
http://www.engadget.com/2013/02/24/mozilla-att–ericsson/

Wikipedia to deliver content through text
http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/22/4017716/wikipedia-articles-via-text-messages-coming-months

Visa’s new mobile payments project
http://techcrunch.com/2013/02/22/visa-debuts-new-mobile-payments-and-nfc-partner-program-for-merchants-and-developers-ready/

Remember the 90’s slap bracelets? Thats Apple’s iWatch.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2013/02/21/172609637/watch-out-apple-patent-hints-at-something-for-your-wrist

North Korea allowing cellular data
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21546877

Chromebook Pixel allows Linux
http://www.engadget.com/2013/02/23/chromebook-pixel-linux-unverified-bios-slot-custom-bootloader/

PS4 comments and reactions
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/02/lets-talk-ps4-will-it-take-console-gaming-to-the-next-level/

Science and Kickers:
Obama administration backs open access to federal research
http://arstechnica.com/science/2013/02/obama-administration-backs-open-access-to-all-federal-research/

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