We hereby trademark the term “AirPad”. Apple, if you want to use it, you’re going to need to pay us.
That’s right: episode 23 of Technophilia is here! This week Dave is at E3, so James and Justin need to run things on their own. James loves movies.io, because piracy is kind of his thing. Justin thinks torrents are obsolete, thanks to Navi-X. In less illegal news, Justin is glad to see Gimp 2.8 is out, because Single Windows Mode is vastly superior to the default interface.
Justin gets the show started with an editorial about Windows 8 that turns into something not quite worthy of the word “rap”. Remixes are welcome. Then, as always, the headlines:
- The latest Humble Indie Bundle is selling very well, netting well over 3 million dollars. Linux users are more generous than Mac or Windows.
- The oh-so-cleverly named Ben Dover Productions is sending letters to 9000 UK residents about torrented pornography. James brought it up, so he must be worried about it.
- The Internet wants to give HBO their money without paying for cable. Will HBO every listen?
- Microsoft presents “Pirate Pay”, a service that hopes to shut down torrent swarms. Justin wonders why no one tried this years ago.
- Google bought Meebo for around $100 million.
- iOS jailbreakers will soon be able to use torrents to pirate apps, directly from their phone.
- Turns out Stuxnet was made in America. USA! USA! USA!
- Finally, James highlights a few stories from E3 and Computex. Nintendo. Microsoft, ASUS and so much more.
Finally: we answer a listener’s question about how we got started writing for technology blogs.