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Quickcast – Five things the FTC should ask Apple about iPhone.

Brought to you by GotoAssist Express get a 30 day free trial Quickcast RSS – Subscribe via iTunes I love my iPhone. The 3GS has finally got the touch screen right. I can use it without feeling like I am fumbling or fat fingering keys. While the advances are nice, I still have to wonder how Apple can get away with some of the things they do to make me use their stuff. Rejecting competing applications and not giving users a choice to remove apps, all seems to be a recipe for non-competitiveness. Will they continue to get away with...

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Crackberry.com Crew – CES 2009 – Backchannel

One of the best parts of CES was the people I got to meet. Since we pretty much spent our time at CNTRSTG, I got to meet a lot of industry pros. Joel Evans (Geek.com), Robert Scoble (Fastcompany.com) are some of those people. However on Thursday, I had a chance to sit with the crew from Crackberry.com. We sat there and talked about phones. They even showed us which Blackberries they had – Allison with the Blackberry 8830, David and Leo have the Bold. Sylvian was from Quebec and had no phone. Non had the curve, Adam with the 8330....

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Week in Tech History – 1-12-09 – Hello Dave

Brought to you by GotoMeeting – Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Interesting note about Jan 12th in 1997 – It’s a fictional fact – The HAL 9000 computer Production number 3 became operational on that day. It doesn’t go without controversy, as the movie decided to move the date of the computers’ being to 1992. Nonetheless, we can say Good Morning Dave. Other events Dave are Jack Tramiel steps down from Commodore, Apple’s Market capitalization surpasses Dell, Ralph Baer invents the Video game and Macbook Air debuts. Podcast: Play in new window | Download...

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Week In Tech History – 11-24-08 – When Cell Batteries Attack

Brought to you by Gotomeeting. Go to Gotomeeting.com/techpodcasts for an Unlimited free trial. Last year we had one of the weirdest news stories come out. A man was thought to be killed by his LG phone battery when it exploded in his shirt pocket. There was a lot of controversy over this issue at the time – whether an item that is pretty volitile should be regulated and monitored more closely. It was then discovered…. well, you’ll have to listen to the Quickcast to find out what happened next. Also, Microsoft is first spoken of, Fortran 2003 is released, Ken...