Buzz Out Loud 1476: The Oprah Browser (Podcast)

On today's show, Apple responds to the Mac Defender concerns with a support forum and a promised OS X update, Google may announce mobile payments via NFC as early as tomorrow (Thursday), and Facebook might launch a music service with Spotify (but no, not in the U.S. -- yet). Also, TiVo makes tons of money from suing people and Brian Tong bids a teary farewell to Oprah. --Molly

On today's show, Apple responds to the Mac Defender concerns with a support forum and a promised OS X update, Google may announce mobile payments via NFC as early as tomorrow (Thursday), and Facebook might launch a music service with Spotify (but no, not in the U.S. -- yet). Also, TiVo makes tons of money from suing people and Brian Tong bids a teary farewell to Oprah. --Molly

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EPISODE 1476

Our Final Cut Pro capture computer crashed during the Quick Hits segment today. We apologize and are sad to announce that there will not be a video version of Episode 1476 for May 25th 2011. Thanks for your continued support of Buzz Out Loud!

NEWS

How to avoid or remove Mac Defender malware
http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4650

Apple: Mac OS X update coming to block MacDefender malware
http://www.tuaw.com/2011/05/24/apple-mac-os-x-update-coming-to-block-macdefender-malware/

Apple forces Samsung to hand over Galaxy prototypes in legal spat
http://crave.cnet.co.uk/mobiles/apple-forces-samsung-to-hand-over-galaxy-prototypes-in-legal-spat-50003870/

Google Said to Plan Mobile-Payment Service Unveiling in New York on May 26
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-24/google-to-unveil-mobile-payment-service.html
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304066504576343613260587314.html

Facebook to launch music service with Spotify
http://blogs.forbes.com/parmyolson/2011/05/25/facebook-to-launch-music-service-with-spotify/

Exclusive: Zynga About to File for IPO
http://allthingsd.com/20110524/exclusive-zynga-about-to-file-for-ipo/

Sony says hacker stole 2,000 records from Canadian site
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9217028/Sony_says_hacker_stole_2_000_records_from_Canadian_site
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13537128

Sony Goes Silent As Its Hacking Spree Snowballs
http://blogs.forbes.com/andygreenberg/2011/05/24/sony-goes-silent-as-its-hacking-spree-snowballs/

More Shoppers Trust the Internet Than TV
http://adage.com/article/adagestat/shoppers-trust-internet-tv/227736/

Quick Hits

Full stereoscopic 3D hitting Xbox 360
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-05-23-full-stereoscopic-3d-hitting-xbox-360

TiVo Posts Record Profits Due to Patent Settlement With Dish
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/tivo-posts-record-profits-due-191678

Skype Kills Integration With Open Source PBX Asterisk
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/228624/skype_kills_integration_with_open_source_pbx_asterisk.html

Gadgets

Verizon Droid 3 Details Leak
http://www.technobuffalo.com/companies/google/android/verizon-droid-3-details-leak/

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to ship with Android 3.1 Honeycomb
http://www.bgr.com/2011/05/24/samsung-galaxy-tab-10-1-to-ship-with-android-3-1-honeycomb/

Happy Ending

YouTube Is Six Years Old and Huge: Three Billion Views a Day
http://allthingsd.com/20110525/youtube-is-6-years-old-and-huge-3-billion-views-a-day/

Oprah’s final show gets much Twitter attention
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504943_162-20065859-10391715.html

VOICEMAIL

Matt in Orlando says Sprint sucks!

Sasha is interested in our opinion regarding which E Reader to buy

EMAILS

Hey guys,

Great show, you guys make. Always love hearing Molly’s rants :)

Since you guys asked for Opera news last show, here is a benchmark I did a while back using Futuremark’s Peacekeeper browser benchmark. [Screenshot Link: http://img.ly/3PLb

I was amazed at Opera’s impressive scores, both the beta and stable version, although Chrome awesome minimalist design as kept me firmly rooted in the Chrome camp.

All the way from Hong Kong, through the undersea fiber optic cables,

Alex

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Dear Buzz Crew,

I think that this whole Lady Gaga brings down Amazon fiasco could teach the record companies a great lesson: people buy music when it’s cheap! Obviously, the $0.99 price tag sold many people on the album that wouldn’t have otherwise bought it. I wouldn’t have bought the entire album anyways – just a song or two. While $0.99 might be a bit too cheap, I can see $2 to $4 album prices (near) solving the piracy issue and dramatically boost sales.


Jed

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What’s up Buzz Crew,
I’m going to get straight to the point, the whole thing about about Apple not helping mac users who have mal ware is total BS and flat out pisses me off. You see I am a former Apple fan boy who finally saw the light a couple of months ago and let me tell you this incident just reassures me that I made the right decision, and if any one from Apple is listening to the podcast when/if you guys read this, let me just say to that/those people, If you guys TRULY pride yourselves on customer satisfaction PROVE IT!
P.S. Molly I think its time you switch sides again and sell that potentially mal ware infected mac of yours, oh wait I’m crazy for writing this whole email, I forgot macs don’t get that stuff, silly me!
Jimmy

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Hi Buzz crew,

As you’re no doubt aware by now, Apple is planning a patch to fix MacDefender and has a guide to help get rid of it (which thankfully looks easy):

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4650

All the hue and cry about Apple not supporting Mac users was forgetting how Apple usually handles these things: it remains silent until it thinks it has a definitive answer, and then provides one. It did that with Lodsys; it said nothing for a week but dropped the hammer when it knew it could give a real solution, not vague promises. If you’re going to level criticism against Apple, it’s that security issues demand saying something, even if it’s just “”we’re looking into it.”" Giving phone reps a vague “”try this”" when you don’t know it’ll work is no real solution — I should know, I worked Internet tech support for four years!

Love the show,

Jon in Ottawa

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