Buzz Out Loud 1419: iPad 1 plus iPad 2 does not equal iPad 3 (podcast)

On today's show, we're joined by Eric Franklin of the Crave podcast and Wilson Tang from the 404 for what turns out to be a much more reasonable and serious discussion than you might expect. Short version: what's going to happen to the Android tablets now that iPad 2 is out, and will there be an iPad 3? Also, Verizon ends iPhone unlimited data plan and security woes strike the Android platform. Plus: UFOs! --Molly

On today's show, we're joined by Eric Franklin of the Crave podcast and Wilson Tang from the 404 for what turns out to be a much more reasonable and serious discussion than you might expect. Short version: what's going to happen to the Android tablets now that iPad 2 is out, and will there be an iPad 3? Also, Verizon ends iPhone unlimited data plan and security woes strike the Android platform. Plus: UFOs! --Molly

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EPISODE 1419

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NEWS

Apple iPad 2: predictable, awesome
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-31747_7-20038436-243.html

iPad 2: big trouble for Android tablets?
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-18438_7-20038411-82.html

iPad price drop: Apple will refund the difference
http://electricpig.co.uk/2011/03/03/ipad-price-drop-apple-will-refund-the-difference/
Original iPad now as low as $350
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20038403-1.html?tag=TOCmoreStories.0

Gazelle: thousands of owners ditch old iPads for newer model
http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/03/thousands-of-owners-ditch-old-ipads-for-newer-model/

iPad 2 will be at Best Buy, Sams Club, Wal-Mart at launch
http://www.9to5mac.com/54521/ipad-2-will-be-at-best-buy-at-launch

Did Apple kill fall iPad 3 rumors with “year of iPad 2″ slide?
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/03/02/apple_kills_fall_ipad_3_rumors_by_calling_2011_year_of_ipad_2.html

Verizon ending iPhone unlimited data
http://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2011/03/02/verizon_ending_iphone_unlimited_data/

Microsoft delivers its 'other' tablet operating system: Windows Embedded Compact 7
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsoft-delivers-its-other-tablet-operating-system-windows-embedded-compact-7/8807

Google Pulls 21 Apps In Android Malware Scare
http://mashable.com/2011/03/01/android-malware-apps/

Quick Hits

BlackBerry Messenger will launch on Android and iOS
http://www.bgr.com/2011/03/03/exclusive-blackberry-messenger-will-launch-on-android-and-ios/

WordPress suffering its worst DDoS attack ever
http://techcrunch.com/2011/03/03/wordpress-com-suffers-major-ddos-attack/

BlackBerry PlayBook launching on April 10th
http://www.bgr.com/2011/03/02/blackberry-playbook-launching-on-april-10th/

HP Says BlackBerry PlayBook Imitates webOS, RIM Responds
http://blog.laptopmag.com/hp-says-blackberry-playbook-result-of-fast-imitation-cycle-rim-responds

Microsoft resumes Windows Phone 7 updates to Samsung phones
http://www.pcworld.com/article/221260/microsoft_resumes_windows_phone_7_updates.html

Happy Ending
British scientists declassify thousands of UFO-related documents
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41887728/ns/technology_and_science-space/

Blade Runner Sequels and Prequels Happening
http://entertainment.slashdot.org/story/11/03/03/1340233/Blade-Runner-Sequels-and-Prequels-Happening

VOICEMAIL

Jason, who married the right girl

The problem with gesture-lock security

Frank: Gmail backup made easier

EMAILS

Hi Molly, Brian and Benito.

This is Kobby all the way from Ghana, writing to say BT get your jaw up!!

I know you love the iPad 2 cover but I have to point out that my almost 5 year BlackBerry has a magnet at the back which allows holsters and cases to affect the device behaviour.

Automatically lock and switch profiles. Setup how specific apps behave when you device is in the case, like email vibrate 2 times, Twitter once…

Just saying, BT stop screaming, its old school tech…

Love the show…

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Hey Buzz Crew,

In a couple of recent episodes, you’ve discussed Gmail problems and the need to back up. You might like to know that Google staff have put together the site http://www.DataLiberation.org, which has the express purpose of helping users access their data in Google products. The Data Liberation Front (love the name) is an engineering team at Google, and their mission statement reads: “”Users should be able to control the data they store in any of Google’s products. Our team’s goal is to make it easier to move data in and out.”"

It may not be as simple as clicking a button, but the information is there, and certainly has the right attitude behind it.

Love the show.

Cheers,
Andrew

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