Well it’s been over 1 months since the last Geek Smack! It’s been a wild month as I went to drive a car, VMWorld and TechCrunch Disrupt. Now I am back and revitalized to bring you a Geek Smack! episode. Lots to talk about!
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Geek Smack! episode 236 Tech News:
Twitter Rolls Out New Look - Does this new design look good to you? It’s just a picture on top of your Twitter…
Internet Explorer Breach – Watchdog warning of a big hole in IE 6,7,8 and 9. Suggests to switch browsers until fixed.
Apple Event Roundup – Did the Apple iPod Nano go in the wrong direction?
Google Buys Snapseed – iOS photo editor competes with Instagram
Subway Hacking Spree – Two Romanians hacked into 150 Subways and stole 146,000 Credit Card numbers.
AT&T Lawsuit on Net Neutrality – Getting sued for not allowing Facetime over cellular network.
Patent Trolls & Startups – You could get slapped with a Troll’s lawsuit easier than you think.
Google+ at 100 million Active – 400 million users, 100 million active. How Google does it.
Nuance Buy Ditech Networks for $22.5 million – Adding voicemail to text and voice quality assurance services to Nuance products (Siri?)
Ford Fusion gets 47/47 – Gas mileage getting better. Best fuel economy of a mid-size car
Zuckerberg Interview- Shares jump up after Zuckerberg talks the struggles of IPO and “No Facebook Phone”. Still not close to $38 share. -
Geek Smack! Geek News:
Pirate – Get a Free Krispy Kreme
Podcasts – Congrats on Geek News Central #800
Branding – Will you Get a Brand Tattoo?
Space – Warp Drive Possible?
Music – 34 Impressive Photos
HeMan – Real Life Sculpture of HeMan
Skydiving – GoPro Falls off Helmet - Fell 12,500 feet! -
Geek Smack: Why I Bought an iPhone 5
If you’ve been following my feed, you know I got a new phone 2 months ago in a Nokia Lumina 900. I don’t dislike the phone – I just am missing the functionality of the iPhone. Right now Windows 7 phones are pretty much on hold for a developer for Windows 8. With this new OS, a couple more lines of code will allow them to create a mobile version of their program.At that time, it might be something to look at.
Right now, I miss the iPhone. The new iPhone has a processor that will let you do a lot more. Dual core at almost 2 GHz (because Tim Cook said it will double the speed of the 4S) means I can use this for video. I can also get some powerful apps on the phone if I need it. One concern I have is the head issues. The iPad retina display gets hot and I expect this iPhone to do the same thing. Hopefully I am wrong. I get the iPhone on Friday.
I cannot wait to see what it has to offer.
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