Google wants to control both ends of Internet delivery, Google + traffic may be dropping already, and British police may or may not have arrested a LulzSec leader, depending on whether you believe LulzSec tricked British police or not. Also, Spotify is sued for patent infringement, we dish out Computer Love advice, and the craziest singing medley you ever did see.
Ep. 1520: Google: the devil you know
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Google to speed up, host customers’ Web sites
Google+ traffic dropping already?
Meet the LulzSec Leader Arrested by British Police Today
Exclusive: British Police Duped by LulzSec Into Arresting the Wrong Guy
That Didn’t Take Long: Spotify Sued For Patent Infringement Just Weeks After Entering US Market
Nintendo Dropping 3DS Price to $170
Hollywood Studios Win UK Case on Piracy Blocking
iPhone 5 to launch second week of September,
iPad 3 later this fall
Next iPhone to feature thinner, tapered design according to new silicone cases
Apple iOS Vulnerability More Serious Than First Thought
Facebook expands into the womb: New 'expecting' status lets you broadcast pregnancy
Amazon reportedly ramping up 7- and 10-inch
BBC iPlayer goes global with iPad app launch in 11 countries
The White House ‘Rickrolls’ Its Twitter Followers (TWEET)
Video Voice Mail from Jack W in Cleveland
On Monday July 25th I walked into my local AT&T store to look at some simple messaging phones for my 12 year old daughter.
The sales guy who greeted me did an excellent job of stepping me right up through the messaging phones all the way up to the Motorola Atrix.
At this time he asked me what phone I used, and I replied iPhone4. My sales guy immediately started gushing about how great the iPhone is and that he couldn’t wait for the iPhone 5 to be release on Sept 5. Being rather informed on such things thanks to your podcast, I replied “”well, the rumors have the phone releasing in September, but I hadn’t heard an official date”". The AT&T sales rep looked me straight in the eye and said, “”my manager tells me it is going to release on September 5th”".
I waited a couple days to write your show, because I figured with this sales rep being so candid about the release date, that it must be common knowledge. But a couple days have gone by and I’ve not heard you guys say any more about it, so I thought I better speak up.
Thanks again for the great show.
Eric in San Diego
Speaking from a family of Linux users, we will keep watching no matter how many jokes are directed our way. We’ve become thick skinned through the years :)
Keep up the great show! My wife and I always enjoy the Molly rantz!
Much love from the Lombardino family!
P.S. My 2 year old (geek in training) has taken over the ownership of my Archos tablet … argh :)
I’ve been thinking about getting in touch for a while, but now I have a very easy way to describe it all, it seems the right time.
Basically, last year I “”did a Weiner”" and put my marriage in jeopardy. I got some female attention that, being a typical BOL listener, I didn’t expect and didn’t know what to do with, and made a very bad decision that I deeply regret. Things were touch and go for a while, but I’m very happy to say things are getting back on track now after what I did, which was pretty reprehensible. Now we are looking to get on with our lives though, things aren’t that great for me in tech world.
Part of the deal to keep going was for me to quit using any social networking, basically anything that permitted any form of private messaging. Whilst there were a few exceptions (e.g. LinkedIN), I don’t even go anywhere near Twitter these days for fear of my browser history showing up.
I’m not great socially and have few opportunities to meet people and make friends where I live, and the few tools that used to help me keep in touch with distant friends and find new ones nearby are currently out of reach. Please don’t take this as some sort of comparison between a loving marriage and my interests in seeing what Google+, but I’m feeling more isolated by the day and have no way to really talk to anyone about it – I’d like to post on a relationship support forum etc, but naturally that’s a no go.
Should I just be manning up and forgetting about the world of social networking, and how is it even possible to do that as it pervades daily life so much. I came out in a cold sweat the other day when someone did send me a G+ invite, incase she’d already seen it unread in my inbox.
Dear Computer Love,
I start to develop a relationship with a girl who work in the same company.
The problem is, it is 3 months already, since we known each other and she go out with me only 2 times.
When i asked her to go out (e.g. movie ,lunch or dinner) she will came up with a one hundred reasons like
(I want to have lunch with my friends. , I want to stay at home, I am too lazy for today… , Oh Sorry but i have to finished the report this weekend… , blah blah blah)
We are communicate by using facebook chat all the time and I don’t like the way it is.
When i told her that, we rarely to see the real each other, she answer to me that “”But we still talk using the facebook chat”".
I am quite sure that she didn’t have someone else because she do the same with her friends when they asked her to go out.
I want a real relationship i.e. no keyboard, no computer and no facebook.
Just face to face talking with each other in the real world.
What should i do? Turn off the internet? I still confuse and frustrate!
Or should i end this relationship? Help!
Sarun (Pronounce “”SAR”" – “”RUN”" )
Apple Inc. Disciple
Church of Macintosh
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