Buzz Out Loud 1291: The Playboy app: it's just for the articles (podcast)

On today's show, you can finally tell people that you read Playboy for the articles ... and have it be the truth! At least if you shell out $5 for the Playboy iPad app. Also, Oracle sues Google over Android, and it doesn't look good for Google. Plus, the brewing Apple vs. BBC cage match. Our prediction: Apple wins. Apple always wins.

On today's show, you can finally tell people that you read Playboy for the articles ... and have it be the truth! At least if you shell out $5 for the Playboy iPad app. Also, Oracle sues Google over Android, and it doesn't look good for Google. Plus, the brewing Apple vs. BBC cage match. Our prediction: Apple wins. Apple always wins.

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EPISODE 1291

Oracle Sues Google Over Android
http://mashable.com/2010/08/12/oracle-google-android-lawsuit/
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30684_3-20013546-265.html
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsoft-could-be-a-winner-in-oracles-patent-attack-over-java/7088

Microsoft could be a winner in Oracle’s patent attack over Java
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsoft-could-be-a-winner-in-oracles-patent-attack-over-java/7088

Google stands up for its net neutrality position
http://googlepublicpolicy.blogspot.com/2010/08/facts-about-our-network-neutrality.html

Net neutrality group plans protest at Google HQ
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2367780,00.asp

HP board sued over Hurd ousting
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-20013522-260.html

Cox Brings Its Video-On-Demand Library To TiVo
http://paidcontent.org/article/419-cox-brings-its-video-on-demand-library-to-tivo/

Twitter Search History Dwindling, Now at Four Days
http://blog.programmableweb.com/2010/08/12/twitter-search-history-dwindling-now-at-four-days/

Microsoft to launch IE9 beta on Sept. 15
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-20013511-56.html

What’s in store?
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-20013386-56.html

RIM holding conference call with customers, government officials to talk privacy
http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2010/08/13/rim-holding-conference-call/

RIM assures India on access to services: source
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE67151F20100813

Broadcaster ITV "consults lawyers" over Apple TV rename rumours
http://thenextweb.com/uk/2010/08/13/broadcaster-itv-consults-lawyers-over-apple-tv-rename-rumours/

Playboy's iPad App: Same Price As Newsstand, But No Digital Gatefold
http://paidcontent.org/article/419-playboys-ipad-app-same-price-as-newsstand-but-no-digital-gatefold/

And of course, here’s the Twitter movie trailer
http://techcrunch.com/2010/08/12/twitter-movie/

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Did Starbucks just broker an endrun around net neutrality with their “”bonus”" material with Wi-fi access in store?
Kathy
Kathy Regan
Related: http://mashable.com/2010/08/12/starbucks-digital-network/

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Hello Buzz Crew,
On yesterday’s show you mentioned the new iOS 4.0.2 which fixes the nasty PDF exploit used by JailbreakMe.com.

What no one mentioned is that older iPhone and iPod Touch users are still vulnerable. My wife rocks the iPhone 2G and she’s not eligible for iOS beyond 3.1.3 leaving her device wide open to a malicious attack. I’m sure that most of us are not longer using such an old device, but I would imagine there are enough that it would be worth Apple issuing a fix… even if it is just something like iOS 3.1.4 to fix the hole but with no added features.

Luckily the Dev Team issued a patch for devices that aren’t eligible for Apple’s fix.

You can read about it here: http://blog.iphone-dev.org/post/941467261/fixing-what-apple-wont

Great show.
Cheers,
Clayton from Oklahoma

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BLACKBERRY RESULTS
Fri: Should Sebastian get a new bar or a new foot?
All votes pointed to Sebastian finding a new bar.
Kevin Bauer: Sebastian is just living the wild and dangerous life of your typical Blackberry user. Unbreakable glass, in this case, is the best solution. You can't cramp his style by changing his scene or giving him a glass leg!
Sebastian: As the esteemed Sebastian, I should have some opinion in the vote. Although finding new women would be more financially feasible, having an unbreakable foot would be quite versatile. Maybe I could help the Netherlands win the World Cup next time?

Mon: What is your favorite Jodie Fisher movie?
Three way tie: Easy Rider , Body of Influence 2, and Intimate Obsession.
Bonus points: Marc-Antoine Landry: I dunno about the real ones but they really need her to make "The Hurd Locker"

Tue: If you bought your own CopterBot for personal use… what would that be?
Heath Vanegas: I would use the copter-bot to taser the neighbor's non-stop barking dog... or the neighbors themselves for not doing something about the dogs.
Mjedi: Use it to see how traffic is along my commute.

Wed: Amazon is building other devices… What do you think those might be?
Joseph Lannotta: A Dockable tablet with a browser that plays Amazon VOD and streams TV. When an ad plays, one click buying of the product.
AJ Tissier: House branded roombas... that play audio books.

Thu: iTV might introduce an app store to it’s landscape. What app would you like access to on your TV?
Chris: "Whats'his'name" - An app where you can pause live tv and fram a person's face and it will find that person in IMDB.
Gabe: CNET TV app. DUH! Also, Roku style channels for Netflix, MLBTV, TWiT, etc.
Richard: BBM on my TV!!

 

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