Millions of iPhone users lined up outside fields and empty warehouses to get an iPhone 5. It’s episode 38 of Technophilia: Apple’s Amazing Maps!
This week resident Apple fanboy did the unthinkable: switch from his beloved iPhone to an HTC One X – an Android phone. The culprit: Apple’s new map app, which replaced Google’s Maps service in iOS. Dave is keeping his iPhone, though; Justin still uses a grocery store phone.
As always, the headlines:
- Apple Maps is more efficient than Google Maps. James doesn’t care.
- The US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation warns Google SEO habits are letting scams thrive.
- News Corp backs down on Google, allowing the search engine to see headlines and a few paragraphs. Because Interent.
- New Zealand’s Prime Minister apologizes to Kim Dotcom. He’s becoming a folk hero there, which is quite the turnaround.
- Japan gets srs about intellectual property. Like srsly.
- Samsung and Apple; the adventure continues.
- Samsung is adding the iPhone 5 to their list of suits. The saga continues.
- A patent troll is suing Apple, Google and Samsung for voice recognition. Nice.
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