Buzz Out Loud 1565: Google is falling apart, iPhone battery fix is coming, and Apple gets a Spanish smackdown (Podcast)

On today's show, how Google biffed the Gmail app big-time, RIM is the saddest little wounded puppy you ever did see (and hear), and CNET News' Jay Greene joins us to talk about his two-part series on Microsoft killing the Courier tablet and what it means for the company's future. Plus, when the heck is the Galaxy Nexus coming? Seriously, now?

On today's show, how Google biffed the Gmail app big-time, RIM is the saddest little wounded puppy you ever did see (and hear), and CNET News' Jay Greene joins us to talk about his two-part series on Microsoft killing the Courier tablet and what it means for the company's future. Plus, when the heck is the Galaxy Nexus coming? Seriously, now?

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EPISODE 1565

NEWS

Interview with Senior Writer for CNET News Jay Greene
http://www.jaygreene.com/

How Microsoft killed its Courier tablet (AND ITS FUTURE.)
http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-20128013-75/the-inside-story-of-how-microsoft-killed-its-courier-tablet/
http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-20128045-75/how-windows-8-kod-the-innovative-courier-tablet/

Apple: iPhone battery issues due to iOS 5; fix coming
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-20129296-37/apple-iphone-battery-issue-due-to-ios-5-fix-coming/

Apple loses patent battle with small Spanish tablet maker
http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/apple-loses-patent-battle-with-small-spanish-tablet-maker/

Google unveils (then yanks) Gmail app for iPhone
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-20129114-2/google-unveils-then-yanks-gmail-app-for-the-iphone/
http://www.businessinsider.com/gmail-app-for-iphone-2011-11

Amazon, Now a Book Lender
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204621904577014273003626952.html
http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/11/kindle-lending-library/

Internet Explorer’s share drops below 50%
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/internet-explorers-share-drops-below-50-20111103-1mwcx.html

Yahoo Finally Unveils Livestand ‘Digital Newsstand’ iPad App
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2395780,00.asp#fbid=MlQ4RZunHjA

Yahoo Doesn't Understand What Makes Flipboard Special
http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/11/yahoo-doesnt-understand-what-makes-flipboard-special/

Why DOJ’s win against H&R Block is bad news for AT&T
http://www.publicknowledge.org/blog/why-dojs-win-against-hr-block-bad-news-attt-m

Anonymous Cancels Operation Cartel as Los Zetas Track Hacktivists
http://idealab.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/11/report-anonymous-cancels-operation-cartel.php
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/nov/02/anonymous-zetas-hacking-climbdown?newsfeed=true

Is the Galaxy Nexus delayed for Verizon?
http://nexus404.com/Blog/2011/11/01/black-friday-galaxy-nexus-release-date-on-or-after-black-friday-verizon-leaked-document-suggests-samsung-android-4-0-ice-cream-sandwich-smartphone-could-be-launched-after-november-25-in-the-u-s/

RELATED: Ice Cream Sandwich confirmed open-source coming in weeks
http://www.slashgear.com/ice-cream-sandwich-confirmed-open-source-coming-in-weeks-02192561/

'Wounded Puppy' RIM Trails Book Value
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-11-02/rim-stock-falls-below-book-value-as-blackberry-s-u-s-market-share-shrinks.html

RIM officially launches BBM music service
http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/rim-officially-launches-bbm-music-service/

Also this week

HTC Becomes Highest Shipping Smartphone Vendor In the US
http://mobile.slashdot.org/story/11/10/31/2253201/htc-becomes-highest-shipping-smartphone-vendor-in-the-us

Survey: parents lie to help preteens get on Facebook
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2011/11/survey-parents-lie-to-help-preteens-get-on-facebook.html

Where is iTunes Match?
http://www.macrumors.com/2011/11/02/apple-seeds-new-itunes-beta-for-continued-itunes-match-testing/

Gadgets

B&N announces special event for Monday; new Nook expected
http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/barnes-noble-announces-special-event-for-monday-new-nook-expected/

Jawbone Up detailed: tracks activity, food intake and sleep cycles, available November 6 for $100 (video)
http://www.engadget.com/2011/11/03/jawbone-up-detailed-tracks-activity-food-intake-and-sleep-cycl/

Science

NASA wants to make tractor beams a reality
http://science.slashdot.org/story/11/11/01/2022243/nasa-wants-to-make-tractor-beams-a-reality

VOICEMAIL

iPhone 4 Case made of nuts and berries

EMAILS

Hope you guys have already realized that IOS 5 update has rendered the podcast listening experience down to useless.
1. There is no currently Playing indicator.
2. The podcast directory is listed alphapetically as opposed to by publish date.
3. There is no indication of playing status (Played, unplayed, half way there) of individual episodes.
4. There is no way to download new episodes directly from the device.
5. If you are listening a podcast the playing does not continue to the next episode. Rather it continues to your music library – perhaps the next alphapetical song! Now, where the logic of that???!!

It’s time for a good rant, since — think about it: this update makes it very difficult to keep up with your show and any other show.

thanks,
Pasi
Helsinki, Finland

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Hey BOL crew. I have been a long time listener to Buzz out loud, going back to when Comcast didn't want to upset Tony Soprano, and the average person could eat 10 hot dogs in 3 minutes. I have never called or wrote in before, but when Molly asked for advice on Turn by Turn navigation, I figured I should add my 2 cents. First of all, let me say that I have been with Sprint for almost 10 years, and have had a Blackberry for almost that entire time. When Sprint announced it was getting the iPhone, I was one of the many people to jump the sinking blackberry ship. With my Blackberry, I had been using a turn-by-turn navigation software called Telenav. When I got the new iPhone, I did a search for Telenav in the app store, and it was there. Same company, same look and feel as what I have been using for the pas 6 years. The cost was $0.99 for the app and $9.99 a year for the turn by turn. Hope that Helps. Love the Show.

Paul H. From Atlanta.” Summary: Use Telenav

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Hey Buzz Crew,

I was looking at the Litro Camera and I just realized the most important part of this photography breakthrough that no one has brought up yet. No more fuzzy images of Big Foot, the Loch Ness Monster or any other of the other mythical beasties people claim to see running around out there. With the infinite focal length now we will all know if it really is Big Foot or just some big guy in a suit.

Love the show
Glenn
S Florida

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