BOL's Special Counsel Gil Cabrera joins us to break down the mobile apps privacy protections (meh), the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights and the "Do Not Track" button. He's kind of a buzz kill. Also, poor little T-Mobile is losing customers, Microsoft's most unprofessional legal lawyer ever writes a great blog post, and Nilay Patel buzzkills Pinterest and Molly is worried big time. Plus, another installment of "Into It/Not Into It" returns!
Buzz Out Loud Ep. 1582: The Dickensian drama of the music services world
Bob Loblaw’s Law Block:
INTO IT NOT INTO IT:
Android user, I sympathize with Molly
In reference to Molly’s recent cellphone purchase from episode 1581: [sarcasm] How wonderful it must be for Molly to be caught in the middle of the Apple/Android fanboy war![/sarcasm] Honestly, as a person who switched from the iPhone to an Android HTC Inspire, I sympathize with Molly. I love how smooth and reliable my HTC phone is….9 months later and after two carrier-delayed software updates. People talk of how the iPhone is a year behind in technology, yet it took nearly a year for my bleeding-edge Android phone to become equally reliable. By this time, my carrier had already replaced the Inspire with 7 new Android phones with bleeding-edge features that sort-of work. The Android manufacturers are too eager to push features over fully “”baking”" the technology, and they are spineless to the carriers’ wishes.
As an engineer, I still love my more-capable Android phone over the current iPhone, but my fellow Android users need to accept that Apple’s tightly-controlled and feature-limited management of the iPhone does result in benefits that other people need or desire. Quit apologizing to the Android fanboys, Molly. I think it’s pretty clear that the iPhone is a far better fit for you. It’s not like the Android population is going to collapse with your decision.
Jim, the Space Engineer, Fremont, CA
First I have seen BT wear a tie a few times now. And, after reading Molly’s column about Apple winning and her purchase of a 4S, everything Hitler said has come true. Thought you guys might like to revisit his thoughts.
Fast forward to the 1:45 mark. Craig Happ
Change the Name Once again I think you should change the name to Apple Out Loud (AOL) :) now that I don’t know any of you are using anything but Apple products.
Sent from my iPhone
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