Buzz Out Loud 1522: Is there ice cream for WiFi Day? (Podcast)

It's 8-02-11 (in U.S. style date parlance, we know), and therefore it's WiFi Day ... we don't know what that means, but Molly's planning to get some ice cream out of it! Plus, Android malware that can record your phone calls and free WiFi in London, thanks to Virgin Media. Plus, the New Yorker is a winner on the iPad and the MacBook Air is a winner with our show hosts.

It's 8-02-11 (in U.S. style date parlance, we know), and therefore it's WiFi Day ... we don't know what that means, but Molly's planning to get some ice cream out of it! Plus, Android malware that can record your phone calls and free WiFi in London, thanks to Virgin Media. Plus, the New Yorker is a winner on the iPad and the MacBook Air is a winner with our show hosts.

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EPISODE 1522

NEWS

Happy 802.11 day!! (NERD ALERT.)
http://twitter.com/#!/search/%23wifiday

Airbnb does an apology right, new insurance policy and safety measures
http://blog.airbnb.com/our-commitment-to-trust-and-safety
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/airbnb-offers-unconditional-apology-and-50000-insurance-guarantee/2011/08/01/gIQAEE54nI_story.html

Android Trojan records phone calls
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/080111-android-trojan.html

Man arrested in News of the World phone-hacking scandal
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20086864-17/man-arrested-in-news-of-the-world-phone-hacking-scandal/

Virgin Media to ‘take a punt’ on free London WiFi network http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20086864-17/man-arrested-in-news-of-the-world-phone-hacking-scandal/

Aiming to Address TouchPad Shortcomings, HP Updates Software While Cutting Prices
http://allthingsd.com/20110801/aiming-to-address-touchpad-shortcomings-hp-updates-software-while-cutting-prices/

The New Yorker will make more than $1.2 million from its iPad app this year
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-new-yorker-will-make-more-than-12-million-from-its-ipad-app-this-year-2011-8

Apple iCloud.com beta launches for developers, pricing revealed
http://www.bgr.com/2011/08/01/apple-icloud-beta-launches-for-developers-pricing-revealed/
http://www.apple.com/mobileme/transition.html

Do these photos reveal Apple's new iPhone 5 design?
http://www.bgr.com/2011/08/01/do-these-photos-reveal-apples-new-iphone-5-design/

Have we found the iPhone 5?
http://9to5mac.com/2011/07/28/have-we-found-the-iphone-5/

Analyst: iPhone 5 could double Apple’s market share
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-20086831-37/analyst-iphone-5-could-double-apples-market-share/?tag=cnetRiver

Microsoft and Nokia to hold special Windows Phone event on August 17
http://www.winrumors.com/microsoft-and-nokia-to-hold-special-windows-phone-event-on-august-17/

Quick Hits

Skype for iPad now officially available
http://blogs.skype.com/en/2011/08/skype_now_optimized_for_ipad.html

Bing Increases Market Share, But Google Still Dominant
http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/190573/20110801/bing-increases-market-share-but-google-still-dominant.htm

Google Acquires Dealmap http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2011/08/01/google-acquires-the-dealmap/

Twitter lands $800 million venture capital deal, breaking record
http://www.siliconvalley.com/wiretap/ci_18596988?nclick_check=1
http://money.cnn.com/2011/08/01/technology/twitter_funding/index.htm?hpt=te_bn1

Zynga’s ‘Words with Friends’ coming to Facebook
http://www.siliconvalley.com/ci_18596077

Teen Jake Davis, Alleged LulzSec Hacker, Out On Bail, Without Internet Access
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/01/jake-davis-alleged-lulzsec-hacker_n_914753.html

VOICEMAIL

Video Voice Mail. Ramahn Jemahl would like Molly to try Zune Pass on the Windows Phone Phone

Video Voice Mail. Nate from Minneapolis talks about the Nintendo 3DS price change

Ken from Seattle thinks hes getting throttled by AT&T

Anonymous guys says thanks for the singing montage

EMAILS

Yesterday, you said that the Logitech Revue comes with the Harmony remote, but I’m pretty certain it doesn’t. I believe that the Harmony remote technology is in the Revue itself, and you use the keyboard to use the IR blaster on the device to control your other A/V components.
You probably want to talk to Matthew Moskovciak, he reviewed the device (no pun intended). I don’t currently have the device, but at $100, there is a better chance I might get one.

Brian Burwell
Garst in the chat room

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Hey buzz crew,

On the Apple iPhone rumor story, I sincerely hope it’s not true. My 3GS finally bought it 2 days ago thanks to a freak rain storm in Tucson, and I’m now using my friend’s Sony Ericsson slider phone. It’s quite an experience to step from the smart phone days back into the dark ages of mobile. Maybe I’ll just go with the 2005 theme and blog about it.

Yes, yes, make your joke. I’m a sheep, and I’m waiting for Mr. Jobs to bestow upon me his latest creation because frankly I’m not about to pay for a phone that will be obsolete in a month. This did get me thinking though about my Android brethren. Apple phones are obsolete in a year, but there’s a new “”awesome”" Android phone coming out every 3-4 months. So if the device arms race won’t make you regret your purchase, the eventual bricking of the OS will. I’m a Linux geek and an Android developer and it’s all very intriguing, but I’m not quite ready to walk away from my walled garden of happy. That garden is filled with hundreds of dollars I spent on apps.

Cheers,
Maks the code monkey.

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Dear Molly

I’m writing from Tyler, TX. Please use your Molly magic to send some that “”Bay Wind”" our way. It has been more than 30 days of 100+ degree of humid heat. Today for example, it was 107 degrees (in the shade) and will be like this for weeks. When I step outside, it feel like the surface of Venus. BTW, I work in the Geek Squad and met 3 employees and 5 customers with Windows Phone 7 and we love it.

Texas loves the show, Winter, and welcomes Sharon.

Jimmie Williams
Tyler, TX

Sent from my Windows Phone

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I use Opera on Linux: WHAT DO I WIN?? — Anonymous

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