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Quickcast – Five things the FTC should ask Apple about iPhone. 1

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

Subscribe: iTunes | RSSBrought 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 it, or will the FTC and EU finally step in? Well if they do, these should be 5 questions they should ask. Skype. iBoobs. MyShoe. Obama Trampoline. Google Voice. What do these apps have in common? They were banned by the Apple application store. Some...

Week in Tech History – 1-12-09 – Hello Dave 0

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

Subscribe: iTunes | RSSBrought 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.

Week In Tech History – 11-24-08 – When Cell Batteries Attack 0

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

Subscribe: iTunes | RSSBrought 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 Jennings looses, Roxio buys Napster and so much more on the Quickcast.

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