6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

Loaded: Apple execs must read Playboy for the articles

About Video Transcript

Loaded: Apple execs must read Playboy for the articles

2:35 /

Facebook readjusts its privacy options, Starbucks is accepting mobile phone payments, and Playboy is bringing its full catalog of magazines to the iPad, mysteriously offering nudity normally forbidden on the device.

It's Wednesday, January 19th. I'm Natali Morris and it's time to get loaded. Facebook changed their privacy feature on Tuesday after a new feature they enabled last week exposed user's phone numbers and addresses. The feature asked users permission for information when they downloaded an app. This request usually asks for basic demographic information like name or gender. It started to ask for phone numbers and addresses on Friday and then Facebook changed their mind about this and disabled it. Why does the developer need your address anyway. The government approved the Comcast take over of NBC on Tuesday. Comcast participate 51% controlling stake in NBC Universal, home of the NBC television network. They purchased this from General Electric for 13.8 billion dollars. Of course the concern is whether or not Comcast will give preferential delivery to its own web properties like [unk] to Comcast broadband customers. They will be watched closely either way. American Airlines is on the out with online travel sites. The airline did just agree to deal with Priceline to sell tickets through Americans direct to connect technology. Priceline agreed to just put orbits Orbitz and Expedia did not. Both of these companies have decided not to sell Americans tickets because they think that their new pricing at sales program is anticonsumer and anti choice. Sprint Smartphone users kiss goodbye next for 10 dollars per month. The company is hiking prices on smart phone plans starting January 30th. Now the cheapest plan on Sprint starts at 79 dollars per month bringing their prices closes to Verizon and AT&T prices. Starbucks will now accept mobile phone payments for your [unk] in all stores. The company does this to Starbucks app that lets you manage and reload your Starbucks card. They tested this payment system and target stores in New York and San Francisco. It works great if you can find the barista who knows about it. Most of the time, I hand over my phone and the wonder what the heck I'm doing. And finally the latest magazine to come to the iPad is Playboy, the full the catalog of this since 1953 will be sold in iPad format starting in March. And the word is that it will be uncensored, which does surprise me because Apple usually does censor adult content. I guess like so many, the powers that creat Apple read Playboy for the articles. That's your news of the day, but if you want more about any of our stories, visit CNET.com/loaded. I'll see tomorrow. I'm Natali Morris for CNET.com and you've just been loaded.

New releases

An exclusive live chat with Google Lunar XPrize teams!
55:24 January 26, 2015
The Milestone phase of the $30 million Google Lunar XPrize is coming to a close, so we're gathering representatives from the five prize-winning...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 118: Bill Nye's spacecraft, Mozilla's in-browser VR and more
26:20 January 26, 2015
On today's show, we check out Bill Nye and the Planetary Society's new privately funded spacecraft, discuss Mozilla's plans for VR,...
Play video
2015 Subaru Outback 3.6L Limited
6:00 January 26, 2015
Does the new Outback do enough to keep Subaru drivers coming back? Brian Cooley gets behind the wheel and checks the tech.
Play video
Icy adventure in the Land Rover Discovery Sport
1:10 January 26, 2015
Land Rover takes CNET editor Wayne Cunningham for a drive across Iceland, covering snow, ice and a river, in its new Discovery Sport...
Play video
iSmartAlarm's new camera sets out to secure the smart home
2:33 January 26, 2015
For $150, the iCamera Keep looks like a promising addition to one of our favorite security systems.
Play video
The thinnest tablet (so far) houses a stereoscopic camera
2:48 January 26, 2015
The Dell Venue 8 7000 is a skinny tablet with phat photography chops.
Play video
This tough garage fridge chills under extreme conditions
1:27 January 26, 2015
Designed to tame the harsh temperature swings of your garage, the Gladiator Chillerator works to keep its insides cool no matter w...
Play video
Sling TV launches with a new twist on Internet TV
2:54 January 26, 2015
Television service makes an evolutionary leap with Dish's $20 monthly plan, the NFL arrives on YouTube, and Freewheel offers Wi-Fi-only...
Play video