This week: Apple, Samsung and Google are busy fighting each other. Will Microsoft take over the smartphone market while no one is watching? Here’s a hint: no. Stealing a CD from the store is apparently better than sharing it online. Remember kids: shoplifting isn’t as bad as sharing. And Apple’s training process is kind of cultish. We outline all this and more in episode 34 of Technophilia: “I can’t believe my name is attached to this”.
As always, the headlines:
- Apple is owed. $1.049 billion in the Samsung patent dispute. Appeals to follow.
- Fascinatingly, many iPhone/iPad parts come from Samsung.
- Google’s Motorola is suing Apple, some say in response. We go through a few of the patents they’re using.
- One person owes $675,000 for 31 songs, or $22000 per song, for file sharing a decade ago.
- The Pirate Bay seemingly launched a free VPN; turns out it’s an ad. Weird.
- New development: the Facebook iOS app finally isn’t utter crap. Interesting strategy, Facebook.
- One third of reviews on Amazon are fake. How many of our listeners are also fake, we wonder…
- An Inuit village too remote to reach by cars gets streetview.
- Apple’s training manual leaked, is insane
- Oh, and Mario is a communist.