Buzz Out Loud 1251: Captain Obvious issues a memo (podcast)

From the desk of the big man himself: tablets are gonna be huge. Thanks for that one, boss. Also, iPhone 4 shipments are delayed again, and that doesn't even address the white iPhone 4 issue (where is that thing?). But Android's no help, at least not if you want the HTC Aria, which is all locked down by (you guessed it) AT&T. And in other obvious news, monkeys like TV.

From the desk of the big man himself: tablets are gonna be huge. Thanks for that one, boss. Also, iPhone 4 shipments are delayed again, and that doesn't even address the white iPhone 4 issue (where is that thing?). But Android's no help, at least not if you want the HTC Aria, which is all locked down by (you guessed it) AT&T. And in other obvious news, monkeys like TV.

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EPISODE 1251

Top Stories

iPhone 4 Delayed Again: Now July 14th
http://gizmodo.com/5565259/

White iPhone 4 not available until August?
http://socialmediaseo.net/2010/06/16/white-iphone-4-3/

Still Really Want An iPhone 4? Find $5,000, Head To eBay
http://techcrunch.com/2010/06/16/iphone-4-ebay/

DigiTimes: CDMA iPhone 4 in Q4
http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2010/06/17/digitimes-cdma-iphone-4-in-q4/
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/apple-iphone-to-verizon-drumbeat-picks-up-again/35964

Other Stories
Privacy groups urge further Facebook changes
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2365191,00.asp
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-20007933-38.html

Intuit’s Web sites hit by major outage
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20007912-93.html

AT&T locks down Android again with HTC Aria
http://blogs.computerworld.com/16341/at_t_android_htc_aria

Browser privacy issue with DROID Incredible and HTC Sense UI widget?
http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2010/06/16/browser-privacy-htc-senseui/

HP partners with Yahoo for targeted ads
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9178128/HP_partners_with_Yahoo_for_targeted_ads

Headlines
Report: tablets to outsell netbooks in two years
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-20008027-92.html

AOL sells off Bebo at last
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20008000-93.html
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704198004575310782837615268.html

At E3: Wiretape, a super-thin cable you can paint
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-21539_7-20007990-10391702.html

Disney/Pixar Buys The First Twitter Trending Topic Ad
http://techcrunch.com/2010/06/16/twitter-trending-topics-ad/

Kickers and Science
Scientists find asteroid probe, need can opener
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20007925-1.html

Are your monkeys acting up? Turn on the TV
http://web.orange.co.uk/article/quirkies/Scientists_Monkeys_like_TV

Voicemail (800-616-2638)

Email (buzz@cnet.com)
“Hello Buzz Crew
Rafe, on the Wednesday show you referred to cell phone warnings
about touching the antenna. The reason they say that is not to warn of
any danger, but in fact to keep you from affecting the signal. The
signal is affected more by objects touching the antenna than by
objects near. That being said, I have no idea what the deal is with
the iPhone 4 antenna placement.

Love the show
Clay the computer geek
St. Louis
also the inverse square law. Millimeters matter
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“Hi Buzz Crew,

Does anyone think that AT&T’s authentication servers will work OK next Thursday when the iPhone 4 shipments start to arrive and next Friday when the in-store pickup begins?

Hey ATT, upgrade that 286 running Win NT 3.5 already.

Jim the geek in North Carolina…

PS, Note to current iPhone owners upgrading to iOS4 on Monday, backup (aka sync) and reboot first.
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“Hey, buzz crew!

Mike, the IT manager in Waukegan, IL. Quick note about micosoft’s “”upgrade”" office pricing. Home & Student Edition is $149, but for up to 3 PCs, which does net to the $50 sweetspot you were calling for. Just sayin’

From my Palm Pre Plus (Sprint),
- Mike
Also there are academic editions, other ways around the full price

 

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