Apple announced their sixth iPhone: the aptly-named iPhone five, Twitter is forced to hand over the private messages of an Occupy protester, and Microsoft gives all of its employees a Windows RT tablets. When reached for comment employees said, and I quote, “Horray.” All this and the proper way to use “Bing” as a verb in episode 37 of Technophilia: Go Bing Yourself.
As always, the headlines:
- The iPhone 5 is here, and it’s the biggest product launch since day 6 of creation. We contemplate just how big the news is, together. Check out Justin’s column on this momentous occasion if you want to know more immediately. I know you do.
- Twitter handed over the personal message of an Occupy protester. Justin suggests a way for companies to avoid
- Archive.org just added every news shows since 2009 to their site. You read that correctly, and it’s seriously amazing; check it out
- A former UK Dragons Den applicant used the DMCA to silence a competitor. That law is way too easy to abuse.
- (Dave) Internet Explorer users have yet another reason to switch browsers: a new Zero-day exploit could give bad folks full access to your computer.
- Google goes hipster and buys Snapseed, because every major tech company should offer a photo-ruining service.
- An American judge can’t lift the ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1, even thoguh she wants to.
- Canada is third world according to Netflix. Between this and the NHL lockout it’s a dark time to be Canadian.
- Demonoid said There’s still hope, but we are not coming back soon.
- The WiiU is coming; we discuss the new TV service and whether it will sell like the Wii.
- Every Microsoft employee gets an RT Windows 8 tablet. James thinks this is because they can’t sell them.
- The nanny scam reveals the perils of doing business online.
- And finally, Microsoft is responsible for the worst product placement in history:
We explain the proper way to use Bing as a verb. Use it wisely, and by that we mean constantly and without discretion.