Buzz Out Loud 1284: Superman is faster than a foreclosing bank (podcast)

On today's show, Intel's FTC antitrust settlement, Darren Kitchen explains the iOS vulnerability that makes all your devices belong to PDF, and the feds admit they're storing some of your checkpoint body scan images ... for ... some reason. Yuck. Also, Facebook for Android finally comes into the modern age. Phew.

On today's show, Intel's FTC antitrust settlement, Darren Kitchen explains the iOS vulnerability that makes all your devices belong to PDF, and the feds admit they're storing some of your checkpoint body scan images ... for ... some reason. Yuck. Also, Facebook for Android finally comes into the modern age. Phew.

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EPISODE 1284

Intel, FTC settle antitrust case
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-20012610-38.html

iPhone jailbroken by Safari vulnerability again – Update
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/iPhone-jailbroken-by-Safari-vulnerability-again-Update-1049234.html

Apple Investigating iOS Vulnerability Allowing Web-Based Jailbreak
http://www.macrumors.com/2010/08/03/apple-investigating-ios-vulnerability-allowing-web-based-jailbreak/

Apple Security Breach Gives Complete Access to Your iPhone
http://gizmodo.com/5603319/

Feds admit storing checkpoint body scan images
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20012583-281.html

UAE crackdown on BlackBerry services to extend to foreign visitors
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/02/AR2010080204752.html

Why Clear’s 4G iSpot is cheap: it’s limited to iOS devices
http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/08/why-clears-4g-ispot-is-cheap-its-limited-to-ios-devices.ars

Facebook Gains an Android Facelift
http://gigaom.com/2010/08/03/facebook-for-android-update/

Facebook Wins Facebook.Me Domain: New Product or Simple Redirect?
http://mashable.com/2010/08/03/facebook-me-domain/

Sharp plans to launch 3D smartphone this year
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE67307L20100804

72 percent of iPhone 4 users ‘very satisfied’
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-20012612-37.html

Bing's Bringing Sexy Maps
http://www.bing.com/community/blogs/maps/archive/2010/08/03/bing-s-bringing-sexy-maps.aspx

Modded Nintendo NES lets you play Mario with your eyes
http://trippletech.com/news/1691/

Found Superman comic saves family from foreclosure
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/superman-comic-saves-familys-home/story?id=11306997&page=2

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Andrew on UMPCs

Email (buzz@cnet.com)
On episode 1283, you talked about the new Blackberry Torch. One of the features that you thought was good was the ability for your app charges to show up on your bill. I wonder how useful that feature will be given that most Blackberries are corporately provided phones (I’m assuming that is still true). While you might be able to justify the expense of an Excel or GPS app, I don’t think WallpaperExpress or EasyBartender are going to be an easy sell. How long until companies start locking down app purchases the way they do text messaging?

-Klo Utley

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Hey Buzz Crew,
Just got the 2.2 update for my trusty Motorola Droid, and noticed that there is an option to tether via USB. I tried to out on my Windows 7 laptop, and it worked swimmingly, and from what I can tell, there’s no extra charge!
To use, just go to Settings > Wireless & Networks > Tethering. After connecting to computer via USB, select the USB Tethering check box and wait for the drivers to automatically install. ;-)

Hope VZW doesn’t take it away!

Caleb in Indiana

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Hi Buzz Crew:

I wanted to make a comment on Molly’s micro-rant about not being able to use her Kindle on an airplane during take-off and landing. I’ve been an airline pilot for over 25 years and for the past 7 years I’ve been on the safety committee at my airline. The primary reason the airlines want you to shut off all electronics during take off and landing has nothing to due with the possibility of interfering with the airplanes avionics and everything to do with paying attention to your surroundings during the two most critical phases of flight. On every single take off and landing the flight crew is thinking to themselves what they are going to do in the event of a catastrophic emergency. The same things goes for passengers! Accident statistics show that the difference between life and death in a survivable accident is fewer than 90 seconds. The last thing the flight crew wants is a bunch of passengers reading, watching movies or playing video games.

When the Captain says, “sit back, relax and enjoy the flight,”" he or she is actually doing the flying public a huge disservice. The Captain should be saying, “”sit up, pay attention, and prepare an evacuation plan in case of an emergency.”

Love the show and enjoy your next flight!

Captain Paul
Boeing 767

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If coffee shops are cracking down on PCs, maybe we should all show up and play some D&D. I bet the dice rolling on the tables and people arguing over their +5 Ogre Knife being just as affective against Orcs will drive them to let the PCs back in. Lightning Bolt! Lightning Bolt! Lightning Bolt!

Rick Kolesar | heavyness.com

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