Buzz Out Loud 1408: We have Cyber Issues (podcast)

On today's show, a whole collection of Apple rumors: iPhone 5 with a keyboard? That's just crazy talk. Almost as crazy as letting Apple take a 30% cut of your magazine or newspaper subscription costs by "taking advantage" of their new subscription store. Plus, Facebook is officially the entire Internet, as it gets both dedicated phone buttons and a Facebook SIM card. Plus, the U.S. finally commits to the Internet, Netflix finally arrives on Boxee, and we finally get a Plants vs. Zombies board game. I know you were waiting. --Molly

On today's show, a whole collection of Apple rumors: iPhone 5 with a keyboard? That's just crazy talk. Almost as crazy as letting Apple take a 30% cut of your magazine or newspaper subscription costs by "taking advantage" of their new subscription store. Plus, Facebook is officially the entire Internet, as it gets both dedicated phone buttons and a Facebook SIM card. Plus, the U.S. finally commits to the Internet, Netflix finally arrives on Boxee, and we finally get a Plants vs. Zombies board game. I know you were waiting. --Molly

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EPISODE 1408

NEWS

Apple to expand iPhone screen size to 4-inches
http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20110214PD225.html
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/fasterforward/2011/02/iphone_5_rumors_indicate_a_4-i.html

Apple rumored to be evaluating 3 new iPhone prototypes, one with slideout keyboard
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/02/14/apple_rumored_to_be_evaluating_3_new_iphone_prototypes_one_with_slideout_keyboard.html

Apple rolls out digital subscription service
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/15/us-apple-subscriptions-idUSTRE71E3BX20110215

Apple customer survey sparks hope for brawnier MacBook Airs with built-in 3G
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/02/14/apple_customer_survey_sparks_hope_for_brawnier_macbook_airs_with_built_in_3g.html

Report: new MacBook Pros coming March 1st?
http://www.cultofmac.com/report-new-macbook-pros-coming-on-march-1st/81847

HTC Facebook Phones: First Press Shots [Update x2]
http://pocketnow.com/android/htc-facebook-phones-first-press-shots
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/15/htc-salsa-and-chacha-bring-the-dedicated-facebook-button-to-andr/

First Facebook SIM Card Released
http://www.allfacebook.com/first-facebook-sim-card-released-2011-02

Clinton Pushes U.S. Commitment to Internet Freedom After Ouster of Mubarak
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-15/clinton-to-promote-technology-to-ensure-global-internet-freedom.html

HTC Announces “Flyer” Tablet
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2380353,00.asp

LG launches Optimus 3D, Optimus Pad
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13970_7-20031740-78.html

Deutsche Telekom rolling out NFC payments with T-Mobile USA, other markets this year; NFC iPhone along for the ride?
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/15/deutsche-telekom-rolling-out-nfc-payments-with-t-mobile-usa-oth/

Netflix Finally Arrives on the Boxee Box
http://gigaom.com/video/netflix-boxee-box/

MWC 2011: LG Revolution spotted running Netflix
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/gadgetreviews/mwc-2011-lg-revolution-spotted-running-netflix/22410
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/15/android-powered-lg-revolution-caught-streaming-netflix-at-mwc-v/

Google unveils anti-content farm Chrome tool
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30684_3-20031873-265.html

Quick Hits

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong buys $10 million in company stock
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2011/02/aol-ceo-tim-armstrong-buys-up-10-million-in-company-stock-.html

Twitter: $10 billion Google acquisition talks "just a rumor"
http://thenextweb.com/twitter/2011/02/14/twitter-10-billion-google-acquisition-talks-just-a-rumor/

Stuxnet virus targets and spread revealed
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12465688

Gadgets

PowerTrekk charges phone with water, hydrogen
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20031841-1.html

This is Kinect with Windows Phone 7
http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-20031876-75.html

Happy Ending
Civilization Song Wins Game Music's First Grammy
http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2011/02/civilization-baba-yetu-grammy/

This Is An Official Plants Vs Zombies Board Game
http://kotaku.com/#!5759347/this-is-an-official-plants-vs-zombies-board-game

EMAILS

Hey Buzz Crew,
I am currently in the process of purchasing a new 27″” iMac. But was wondering is this a good time to buy? Or is the new iMac just around the corner in the next coming months? What to do? Please help Buzz Crew. FYI, LOVE THE SHOW.

Sent from Ruben.

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Hey Buzz Crew!

I am sure many of us in the BOL universe have had the exciting experience of teaching parents, or others who may be less technically inclined, some of the finer aspects of computing. So Google has put together a site at http://www.teachparentstech.org where you can build a “”care package”" to send to Mom, Dad or someone close to you with different video tutorials like “”adjust the time on your clock”" or “”change your screensaver”" or my personal favorite “”copy & paste”" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N92BaOnunGk). In all seriousness, I know a couple people who need to take the “”Create a Strong Password”" video to heart.

Love the Show,
Milan the Biomedical Engineer from UT Austin

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Dang Molly, I’m surprised by the artist non love on the valentines show seeing as you’re our sister in profession (yes liberal artist count as artist). It's ok though, I can understand that some of us can be a bit trying at times but we all share a common thread in our geek-ness about our trades. I admit the drawing and painting in the park thing has type casted us a bit but there is so much more to us. Try asking them if they prefer compressed or vine charcoal or perhaps strike a conversation with a 3D artist like a sculpture jeweler and I think you’ll be impressed. Just ask my fiancé (a journalism major), she certainly was.

Love the show,
Jalal the Graphic Artist and part time jeweler from Chicago

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