Windows 8 Pro includes the best feature ever: a free downgrade to Windows 7. The iPhone 5 will increase America’s GDP by 0.5%, thus fixing the economy forever. And the FAA is looking into allowing some electronic devices during takeoff, meaning you might finally be able to ignore the safety demonstration without being bored. It’s Technophilia 36: Thanks for Supporting America, James!
- Internet Explorer’s 10 do not track functionality will probably be useless, as a not-yet-finalized Apache patch tells the worlds favourite web server to ignore the flag for ie10 users.
- Internet Explorer 10 users are yet to get a critical flash bug fix; To be fair, IE10 is only on Windows 8, which isn’t officially out yet.
- Windows 8 Pro includes downgrade to Vista and 7, because Microsoft is that confident users will love it.
- Most torrents are monitored within hours. Download carefully.
- Nokia issues apology for completely faking pureview ad for Lumia 920 phone camera.
- Google is charging stores for listings on Google Shopping.
- Intel is lowering sales expectations. James is tempted to say “post-PC era”.
- Lexmark stops making inkjet printers as people print less and less.
- The FAA is reviewing airplane electronics rules, meaning they could become less arbitrary soon.
- The iPhone 5 could increase American GDP by 0.5%. Thanks for supporting America, James!
- Samsung is accused of abusing Chinese workers. Meanwhile, Foxconn is accused of using forced student labour. Think about where your gadgets come from, because it matters.
- Apple plans to compete with Pandora because innovation
- Justin wrote about VerbalizeIt, which connects people with human translators. James points out a typo and says translators aren’t paid enough.
- James wants Technophiliacs to help free Amir. Help if you can.
All this and a “been using” offering from listener Alex Mayer about Rockbox. Make your old iPod useful again! Feel free to contribute your own segments: submissions (emailed in the general direction of, some might say at) technophiliapodcast.com.