Episode 106
Sunday, February 19, 2012

MISC 

  • Farmbook/Faceville: Facebook and Zynga. What happens if they go their separate ways? [Edward hates that one cann’t filter out zynga updates in facebook streams of other people]
  • http://www.theverge.com/2012/2/15/2799410/puzzazz-handwriting-recognition-kindle-touch
  • http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57377767-1/sony-envisions-future-with-pay-as-you-go-power/ [Edward thinks that personal nuclear reactor everybody/many will have in garage]
  • kind of funny: Playbook OS 2.0 coming Febraury 21, stupid blackbook will get emil client app that works without having blackberry – finally
  • Hulu Plus comes to Wii

 

Apple 

  • http://techcrunch.com/2012/02/15/gartner-apple-iphone-q4/
  • Congress presses Apple’s Cook to come clean on iOS developer data access following Path address book debacle http://9to5mac.com/2012/02/15/congress-presses-apples-cook-to-come-clean-on-ios-developer-data-access-following-path-address-book-debacle/
  • iChat comes to Mac – readying for Mountain Lion [what will be next cat that Apple will use? out of lions?]
  • ipad 3 rumors: rumored ipad 3 display examined under microscope and apparently has exactly double resoultion of ipad1/2 : 2048×1536 = 4 times more pixels than 1024×768 are you buying ipad 3? Diana – yes!! rumored release is March 7
  • Apple agrees to give $15 or a Bumper to everyone who purchased an iPhone 4 – didn’’ we already get that?

 

Microsoft 

  • windows 8 logo unveiled – it looks like blue metro style TILES, bah!!!:

    http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/bloggingwindows/archive/2012/02/17/redesigning-the-windows-logo.aspx

  • http://www.theverge.com/2012/2/15/2799424/kinect-for-windows-media-center
    [Edward thinks it’s stupid, no biggy, as xbox has media center built-in and only kinect in windows 8 PCs will make a difference]
  • low-end stripped down Windows Phone OS, for less powerful cellphones, is leaking left and right: “Tango” coming soon
  • windows phone app should save to skyedrive sayz microsoft and releases SDK:|

    http://wmpoweruser.com/developers-use-skydrive-to-backup-app-data/

 

Google

  • google released their own Flash or somefink, it’s called Dart:

    http://blog.chromium.org/2012/02/tech-preview-of-chromium-with-dart.html

    but available only for Linux and Mac, not yet for Windows:
    http://www.dartlang.org/dartium/

  • Google stealing data?

 
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