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Apple-Google Grapple 0

Apple-Google Grapple

The big news from the Apple Orchard today is Apple’s claim that it did not reject Google Voice from the iPhone Apps Store. It’s a leading tech story at Bloomberg, the New York Times, Reuters, and the Guardian. If you are interested in the the iPhone-Google Voice brou-ha-ha, you might get a kick out of glancing at all four stories. They all start with the same piece of information (this is from Bloomberg) Apple Inc. told U.S. regulators that it didn’t reject Google Inc.’s voice application for the iPhone, saying it’s still examining the program because of concern that it co-opts the smart-phone’s software. Google’s application alters the iPhone’s features for making calls, sending text messages and accessing voice mails, Apple said today in a letter to the Federal Communications Commission. Then they head off into different directions.

Copyrights and Wrongs 0

Copyrights and Wrongs

Bloomberg reports that a Colorado photographer, Louis Psihoyos, has sued Apple, claiming that an image used in the iPhone app marketed by i.TV, is his property. He claims, according to the report, that “By commercially exploiting the plaintiff’s copyrighted image in the i.TV application without the plaintiff’s consent or licensure, defendant Apple has damaged the plaintiff while obtaining significant economic gains,” according to the complaint. and seeks more that $2,000,000.00 in damages. My question is, “Why didn’t he sue i.TV?”

Geekazine Podcast – Episode 100 BABY! 0

Geekazine Podcast – Episode 100 BABY!

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS100 – a look back at the Podcast – Thanks to Frank for helping out – Summer of Podcasts Winners –  New Computer install – ASUS M4A78t-e with Phenom II X4 – 945 – $50 GC given away, open call for more email. My ultimate disgust with Starbucks & AT&T WiFi. – Not too impressed with Tweekdeck for iPhone – Day in Tech History growing fast Important dates to remember: Ep. 150: Aug 04, 2010 – Ep. 200: July 20, 2011 Take the Geekazine Podcast Survey Try GoToAssist free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToAssist.com/techpodcasts. New GODADDY CODES – $7.49 Domains = Podname150 – 10% off hosting = pod150 – 10% off all products = blu150 – $5 off orders of $30 or more = podsave150. Save 15% on all orders at Eastbay with code AFZINE15 & 20% on orders...

Week in Tech History – 8-17-09 – 3G issues in iPhone 2.0 0

Week in Tech History – 8-17-09 – 3G issues in iPhone 2.0

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrought to you by Gotoassist Express – Get a 30 day free trial of this great software. Just a reminder – this will be the last “Week in Tech History” produced. Please add “Day in Tech History” to your RSS or iTunes. A new segment will fill this spot shortly. After Apple ‘s release of iPhone 3G, people were noticing connectiviy issues. This was due to the Infineon chip within (the chip that governs the 3G). It would ultimately cause the cutout. Apple quietly tried to resolve the matter, but eventually they had to just simply let people know what is going on. Steve Jobs sent out a letter saying “I’m sorry” and announcing how they are going to fix the problem. This is one of many different articles within the Geekazine Quickcast.’

Walls and Gardens and iMusings 0

Walls and Gardens and iMusings

This morning, Jeffrey wrote an excellent post on the iPhone and Apple. I have to confess that I don’t always read his posts, mostly because I never miss his podcast and there’s often overlap between what he writes about and what he says, but I read this one all the way through, then went back to a couple of parts of it. I do not have an iPhone and have no interest in one. I have several friends who have them and I agree that they are really neat gadgets, but I do not see that the increased functionality is worth either the price of the device or the cost of signing up with Southwestern Be–er, Cingula–er, AT&T. I’ve been with my current provider for almost a decade because they give me good value for the money (as well as excellent tech support and customer service the few...

Week in Tech History – 8-10-09 – Switching to Day in Tech History 0

Week in Tech History – 8-10-09 – Switching to Day in Tech History

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrought to you by Gotoassist Express – Get a 30 day free trial of this great software. For the last year and a half, the Quickcast has been running a podcast every Monday reviewing the past history of Technology. The show has been a fun one, but for the last couple months I felt it needs it’s own space. Therefore, WITH will be spinning off into the Day in Tech History – a Daily look at the Historical events in Technology. WITH will continue on. For the first couple weeks, we will continue with the same format. Afterwards, WITH will take a new shape, highlighting one historical event and how it plays on events today. It should be a new, powerfully informative look in the IT industry. Information for this weeks’ WITH: Smithsonian is established Netscape Lawyers send a letter about Microsoft...

Week in Tech History – 8-03-09 – Time Warner and AOL Split 0

Week in Tech History – 8-03-09 – Time Warner and AOL Split

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrought to you by GotoAssist Express – Get a free 30 day trial It was something that people talked about for months, but on August 6, 2008, CEO Jeff Bewkes confirms the rumor. AOL will be split off into it’s own company by the next year (which came to fruition on May 28th, 2009) Other Items in Tech History, the Trash-80 is announced, SQL Server 2008 is released. Ebay and Craigslist experience outages while the first Olympic events are streamed through NBC. We also saw Bill Gates and Steve Jobs together on a 5 year deal which gave Microsoft 1oo,000 non-voting shares of Apple.

Apple Security Vulnerability Reported 0

Apple Security Vulnerability Reported

(Disclaimer: As Rob Rosenberger reminds us, this is the time of year for computer security hysteria in the media, so media reports must be taken with several pounds of salt. Both the Black Hat and DEFCON conferences are going on.) Reuters reports that a security researcher demonstrated a serious vulnerability in Mac computers. This one would allow an intruder to retrieve encrypted data. The story is here. The existence of a vulnerability does not, of course, mean that Mac users are actually vulnerable. A vulnerability doesn’t become a threat until someone actually tries to exploit it. Proof of concept viruses targeting cellphones have been tested, but, by and large, cellphones aren’t targets in the wild. The “smartphone” is still a small percentage of the market (though the cachet of the iPhone might be changing that); even a smartphone can’t be reliably integrated into a botnet; and cellphones, except...

Geekazine Stance on “Rumor Mills” 0

Geekazine Stance on “Rumor Mills”

I might be shooting myself in the foot, but you know, I am not a big fan of the Rumor mill. Especially when it comes to Apple products. In the last 6 months, we have seen and heard about products that don’t materialize. The Apple Mini iPhone and Netbooks come to mind. While I DO believe that Apple is making a Tablet, I don’t want to get caught up in the hype. That way we won’t have to turn around and say it didn’t happen. We’ll leave the rumor mill to TechCrunch who will tell you about the $800 Netbook and Touchscreen trackpad. Even Patents cannot tell a whole story. Remember the rumor about an iPhone Flip? The iPod was suppose to get a facelift with buttons all around the device. Personally, I feel stunts like this are no different than “Pump and Dump” scams. From now on,...

Tabble? 0

Tabble?

The Guardian reports that the Financial Times (subscription required) reports that Apple is working on a tablet computer. The story is here. And here is a report from AppleInsider. I remember once, when I was going from Philadelphia to Washington, DC, on the choo-choo, sitting next to a guy who had an tablet computer–I think it was an Intel. It was interesting, but it pretty much left me cold. Nice gadget, not for me. He was using extensively one feature that a regular laptop does not lend itself to: handwriting recognition. He wrote a lot of notes directly on the screen and saved them to a file.

iPhone 3G Heat Rumors 0

iPhone 3G Heat Rumors

The Guardian reports that a number of users of the new iPhone 3G are reporting that it seems to get unusually hot. The story is here. These are so far anecdotal reports; no testing lab has weighed in on the story yet, so far as I can find out. If I had an iPhone, I would view these reports skeptically, while staying alert for updates. Apple has posted an article here on the iPhone’s internal temperature-sensing mechanism. (I love the way the iPhone in the illustration refers to itself in the third person, much as Louis XIV of France might have done).

16 Tech Innovations that didn’t quite stick 2

16 Tech Innovations that didn’t quite stick

You might remember the products. You might remember the hype. Then, you are tooling down highway 41 years later and all of a sudden you think to yourself – “Hey, whatever happened to…” Failed ideas. Maybe it was a great idea, but wasn’t made right, or design errors brought it down. Maybe it was just a bad product. Well, let’s take a stroll down memory lane and see if we cannot repeat these errors again. Oh yeah, why 16? Well because we could. The Computer Watch: Whether it was the Ruputer, the MSN Direct ‘Smart’ Watches, the Timex Data Link Watch or another gadget watch – BTW – I remember having a “Transformers watch”. It was awesome! Still, the Dick Tracey style communication watches, the “Computer on a wrist”, never really hit it off. I even remember a watch that gave you directions. You would put in the...

Podcast Ep 88 – 5-27-09 – Last Week Here 0

Podcast Ep 88 – 5-27-09 – Last Week Here

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSLast week in this place. I ate a lot of Brats this last weekend. Goodbye to friend ‘Supergirl’. Show Prep on Google Docs. Still need an iPhone App developer. Take the Geekazine Podcast Survey Try GoToAssist free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToAssist.com/techpodcasts. Put Your Financials into order – Edward Jones All Show Notes are also on http://delicious.com/geekazine/88 Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher I – S.U.N. (Straight Up News) Lenovo S12 on ION Kumo or Bing – Microsoft in a transition The 10 TB Disc – All your music and movies on a DVD Win 7 Netbook Strategy Rethought iPhone Painting on cover of New Yorker Hulu LIVE – Dave Matthews Concert is the first Aneesh Chopra CTO – Senate approves Apple Accepts Eucalyptus –...

Week in Tech History – 5-18-09 – eBay Baby 0

Week in Tech History – 5-18-09 – eBay Baby

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrought to you by Goto Assist Express – 30 day free trial May 24, 2008: they claim it was meant as a joke, but people didn’t take it with a grain of salt. The couple put their baby up for auction. 1 euro was the price, which at the time was about $1.57 US. eBay – who already had a policy of no sale of human beings – took down the listing and suspended the account. What was worse was the child was taken and the parents were investigated for child cruelty. Eventually the charges were dropped and the parents got their little bundle of “Buy it now” back on July 4th. Other events of WITH: T. Boone Pickens puts in a ton of money into Yahoo after Carl Icahn issues a proxy battle. We also found out about the first idea...

For All the Hype, the iPhone Has Challengers 0

For All the Hype, the iPhone Has Challengers

There is an iPhone Challenger, if not an iPhone Killer. From Reuters. Full story here. Research in Motion Ltd’s BlackBerry Curve moved past Apple Inc’s iPhone in the first quarter to become the best-selling consumer smartphone in the U.S., research group NPD said on Monday. RIM, which already dominates the corporate smartphone market in the United States, also had three of the top five best-selling consumer smartphones in the period, with the Storm at No. 3 and the Pearl at No. 4, NPD said.

A Flood of iApps? 1

A Flood of iApps?

Bloomberg considers the effect of the new Apple iPhone OS 3.0 on the apps store and predicts more apps and fiercer competition amongst developers. Read the full story here. See the apps store here. Now, I do not have an iPhone and wouldn’t get one on a bet. I don’t like Apple’s walled garden. (Heck, if I had my way, I’d ditch my son’s iPod, just to get iTunes off the Windows box.)

Week In Tech History – 4-27-09 – iTunes Store Launches 0

Week In Tech History – 4-27-09 – iTunes Store Launches

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrought to you by GotoAssist Express – FREE 30 Day Trial. April 28th 2003. With 200,000 songs and a eye on the music market, Apple launched the iTunes Store. At that time, the Windows version was not out yet (had to wait until October 17th of that year), but the first week alone they had over a million sales. Other items of note – the first computer mouse and the first Windows mouse. We also saw the Sasser Worm come up and Google’s IPO.

MP3 FM Transmitters – Video Review 2

MP3 FM Transmitters – Video Review

This weeks review we look at MP3 FM transmitters. Apple is rumored to have an FM Transmitter in the newest version of iPhone. We talk about the likeliness of that, while also talk about some great alternatives. iRock VR3 iTrip Auto Universal Plus iSimple Media Wire

Why Apple Should Make OS X for the PC. 1

Why Apple Should Make OS X for the PC.

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSOn Apr. 14th 2008, Psystar came onto the scene with a machine that let you have Windows or Mac OSX installed. It got a lot of publicity and also lawsuits from Apple. A year later, Psystar is not only still going, but is the pioneer to those that want to put OSX on their PC. So why should Apple fight it? The Quickcast is brought to you GotoAssist.com/techpodcasts – Get your FREE 30 day trial. Listen to the Audio Podcast, Read the story or do both.

Week in Tech History – 4-04-09 – Jobs, Woz and Wayne? 0

Week in Tech History – 4-04-09 – Jobs, Woz and Wayne?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe Quickcast is brought to you by GotoAssist – 30 Day free trial at www.gotoassist.com/techpodcasts I can see it now – Grampa sits jr on his knee and tells a story of how he was the third partner in the Apple franchise. He then proceeds to tell his sons’ son that he decided it was too risky and pulls out of the company 11 days after it was founded. At the time he was concerned over Jobs and Wozniaks’ work ethic and felt the company would not last – let alone make any money. Guess he should’ve listened to Forrest Gump. By the way, that person’s name is Ronald Wayne. In other Tech History, we see the Microsoft – Yahoo bid war heat up as not only Yahoo works deals with Google, but also tries to merge the internet operations with AOL....

Geekazine Podcast Ep 77 – 3-11-09 – We’ve Been Duped By Yahoo! 1

Geekazine Podcast Ep 77 – 3-11-09 – We’ve Been Duped By Yahoo!

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSPothole Season – BarCampMadison3 – PivotalTracker – WordPress MU – Adobe Flash and Director If you like the CES Coverage, please support the site. Use Pod125 at GoDaddy.com Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Get IT Certified – Careersaver.com – 25% off with Code “Geek08” 877-654-2265 Put Your Financials into order – Edward Jones All Show Notes are also on Delicious

Week In Tech History – 3-09-09 – The Mark Zuckerberg SXSW Interview 0

Week In Tech History – 3-09-09 – The Mark Zuckerberg SXSW Interview

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt was March 9th 2008 – SXSW. Keynote was Sarah Lacy talking to Mark Zuckerberg. What was thought to be a standard interview at first turns into a interesting media event turning onto the business reporter. Of course, it was the audience that turned this from a “Bad interview” into a fracas. “Other than really rough interviews, what are the toughest obstacles Facebook faces?” That pretty much summed up the whole interview. Well, that and the rejoicing that was done afterward. Other events in Tech history: Cherry OS PowerPC Emulator, ashes of Gene Roddenberry and the end of the dot com boom. We also hear about the discontinuance of the Apple IIcx, the first CeBIT and Polaroid ending the production of Instamatic Cameras. Brought to you by GotoMeeting – Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts.

Week In Tech History – 2-23-09 – Newton is Discontinued 0

Week In Tech History – 2-23-09 – Newton is Discontinued

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis week in tech history in 1998, Apple announced it would discontinue the Newton OS and handheld. Steve Jobs said in a press conference that Apple would be focusing on Macintosh computers. Other interesting notes in Tech History this week – There are 8 days of tech history – Stage 6 shuts down, Netscape goes Open Source, Netscape is discontinued. Intel introduces the PIII processor and “Gigabyte” – a female Belgium hacker is arrested. She hacked to show the public that girls can be hackers, too. Brought to you by GotoMeeting – Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts.

Old, New (Netbook), Apple and a Blue (Microphone) 0

Old, New (Netbook), Apple and a Blue (Microphone)

To prove that you don’t need a powerful computer to podcast, I brought along my old Gateway Solo. It’s a PIII, 550 mHz laptop. The others were amazed of the older technology. Therefore, they decided to pull out their computers and compare size. An Apple enthusiast and a EeePC Netbook owner – Tom from YourDaily. We put all three together to compare. The one picture includes the Blue Snowball Microphone. It was the monthly Podcast Meeting.

Week in Tech History – 2-16-09 – Who Owns ‘iPhone’: Cisco or Apple? 0

Week in Tech History – 2-16-09 – Who Owns ‘iPhone’: Cisco or Apple?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe answer – Both Cisco and Apple own the name iPhone. Cisco acquired the name when they bought InfoGear Technology. Apple was granted the trademark in Australia and Singapore. The two companies agreed to ‘Share’ the trademark since this conflict arose. It’s a great example of internet sharing, wouldn’t you say? Other Tech history was that Popcorn was first introduced to the Pilgrims, the Legend of Zelda is first released, Yahoo stops using Google and Apple.com is registered. Borland, NCR and Computer Shack are some other history items on the Podcast today. Brought to you by GotoMeeting – Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts.

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