Buzz Out Loud 1197: Where this episode is no joke (podcast)

Once again this year, we've had it with April Fool's jokes. Except for one. You'll see. If you're more tired of iPad than you are of April Fool's, skip the first half of the show where we recap other people's reviews since Apple refuses to give us an iPad early. Also, we debunk Microsoft's claims that Chrome is fundamentally insecure, which almost ought to be a joke.

Once again this year, we've had it with April Fool's jokes. Except for one. You'll see. If you're more tired of iPad than you are of April Fool's, skip the first half of the show where we recap other people's reviews since Apple refuses to give us an iPad early. Also, we debunk Microsoft's claims that Chrome is fundamentally insecure, which almost ought to be a joke.

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EPISODE 1197

iPad reviews roll in from USA, Mossberg and Pogue… and Boing Boing
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/01/technology/personaltech/01pogue.html
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columnist/edwardbaig/2010-03-31-apple-ipad-review_N.htm
http://ptech.allthingsd.com/20100331/apple-ipad-review/
http://www.boingboing.net/2010/03/31/a-first-look-at-ipad.html

Exclusive: iPad App Store Video Walkthrough - Showcasing Over 700 iPad Only Apps
http://appadvice.com/appnn/2010/03/apple-releases-700-apps-ipad-app-store-video/

Netflix streaming, ABC, and 1,348 more iPad approved apps revealed
http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/01/netflix-abc-and-1-348-more-ipad-approved-apps-revealed/

Apple’s iPhone 4.0 to support multitasking via Expose-like interface
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/03/31/apples_iphone_4_0_to_support_multitasking_via_expose_like_interface.html

Wolfram Alpha Admits Mistake: Mobile Site is Back; iPhone App Down from $50 to $1.99
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/wolfram_alpha_admits_mistake_mobile_site_is_back_i.php

Data sifted from Facebook wiped after legal threats
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn18721-data-sifted-from-facebook-wiped-after-legal-threats.html

Publishers to set Amazon e-book prices
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20001538-93.html

Twitter Used to Predict Box Office Revenues
http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/25000/

Microsoft: Google Chrome doesn’t respect your privacy
http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2010/03/microsoft-google-chrome-doesn-your-privacy-microsoft-google-chrome-doesnt-respect-your-privacy.ars

April Fools 2010: The Definitive List
http://techcrunch.com/april-fools-shenanigans/
http://www.pcworld.com/article/193113/top_10_april_fools_day_fake_news_items_for_2010.html

Voicemail
Mike the IT manager with a question for Tom

Email
Hi Buzz

I was checking one of Google’s several good April Fools’ Jokes… and found mention of you!

Check out this:

At times, you may feel the need to call out your source of inspiration, go ahead and @ShoutOutTo them:

@ShoutOutTo(“The Buzz Out Loud crew”)

public void castPod() {

jason.setLength(INDETERMINATE);

molly.activateNerdVoice();

tom.expatiateOratorically();

}
at

http://code.google.com/p/gag/

Ah, they know you so well.

Jono

**********

Hey Buzz Crew,

Every now and again you talk about products that have the same name as tech stuff (like that Google toilet roll). Well while I was at work last week I noticed the brand name of the hand wash we use is... Activex! Every time you try to use it a yellow bar appears in front of your eyes asking if you'd really like to activate Activex. Picture included for the lolz

LTS
Alex from the UK

**********

Hey BOL,

I am a police officer in Miami, Fl and train new recruits. The ability to be a supertasker is learned and can sometimes be accomplished through training. New recruits don’t drive right out the academy because their ability to monitor the police radio, watch for violators and NOT CRASH isn’t there yet. By the end of their 16 weeks of on-the-job training, one-on-one, many are able to perform all three. Being a police officer doesn’t automatically make you a supertasker but I’m sure 1% of the 2.5 % are police/military/fire/medical personal. Just to show not all police can do this, statistics show that more than 75% of new officers crash in their first year on the job. As for me, in nearly a decade I have honed my abilities and listen to two police radios, play music, watch for violators and drive with lights and sirens. It didn’t start that way though.

LOVE THE SHOW,
Rick the cop

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