A look at online calendars and a heartfelt apology for a much-maligned tablet. In the news, the first round of the Apple-Samsung legal slapfight is over; Apple may have two major product announcements this fall; Dropbox adds two-step authentication; and will.i.am reaches for the stars. J.D. Biersdorfer and Pedro Rafael Rosado are your hosts
The lowdown on Apple’s Podcasts and iTunes U apps and a 60 second review The Dark Knight Rises. In the news this week Microsoft’s Windows Upgrade Offer site is now taking registrations; the Windows Phone platform may slip past BlackBerry in U.S.; and prepare yourself for possible smishing attacks on your iPhone. Your hosts are J.D. Biersdorfer and Pedro Rafael Rosado.
J.D. test drives Windows 8 and Pedro tackles the Tech Term “social engineering”. In the news, Google is changing its search algorithms to help battle piracy, Pinterest officially opens to the public, and a scary new ransomware makes the scene. All this and more!
Mars rover and Olympic fever hit J.D. and Pedro hard this week. J.D. highlights some essential smartphone and tablet apps for the mobile astronomer and The Kaiser officially opens the inaugural 7 inch Tablet Olympiad. In the news, Google’s Chrome browser continues to gain in popularity, Apple and Google’s divorce gets even more contentious, and Microsoft shows developers lots of love.
NBC and Twitter get taken to the woodshed, bots may be pumping up Facebook’s ad numbers, and rumors suggest Apple will launch iPhone 5 in a few weeks. Pedro on Apple’s 10.8 “Mountain Lion” version of their flagship OS and J.D. on changing the keyboard language of your mobile devices.
Pedro on game console media streaming servers and J.D. highlights some gold medal apps just in time for the 2012 Olympic Games. In the news, Youtube ticks off Wesley Crusher…well they’ve cheesed off actor and producer Wil Wheaton who played Ensign Crusher on ST:TNG while Apple and Samsung continue their slapfight in various coutrooms around the world and Amazon might rolls out a whole slew of tablets.
In the news, Yahoo taps Google exec Marissa Mayer to be CEO and the Dark Knight is all set to rise. Pedro looks at Online Influence in a Tech Term of the Week and J.D. helps us create hard-to-crack passwords.
This week futurist, polymath, technology expert, and author Phil Simon visits Pop Tech Jam. In the news segment J.D. and Pedro crank up the rumor mill, Microsoft gets into the touch screen business get set to release the latest version of their OS. Also in the news Google gets a smackdown from the U.S. government, the DNSChanger threat and a new Open Source game console gets ready to make a play for your living room.
Independence Holiday here in the U.S. but no rest for J.D. and Pedro. Google introduces new Nexus branded gear, Facebook’s default email kerfuffle continues, and Amazon gets knocked off of its cloud. Pedro explains cramming in a new Tech Term and J.D. has helpful hints for protecting electronics from the summer sun.
Microsoft continues to dominate the news as they go on a Social Network shopping spree; Pedro has some tips for improving the audio on home video projects; and J.D. on tech pioneer Grace Hopper.