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Episode 351

Tech News Today 351: Too late To App-pologize?

Carriers will help you know your limits, BlackBerry's apology gift basket, Samsung keeps losing to Apple, and more.

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  • BlackBerry outage victims offered apps not cash
  • BlackBerry cuts made roads safer, police say
  • RIM Aims to Make Good for Outage With Free Apps
    • RIM is offering a bundle of twelve apps – usually collectively priced at over $100 from the BlackBerry App World – free,--enterprise customers will also get a month’s free Technical Support.
    • Apps will be available for download Wednesday
    • Traffic accidents in Dubai and Abu Dhabi fell during outage: In Dubai, traffic accidents fell 20 per cent from average rates on the days BlackBerry users were unable to use its messaging service. In Abu Dhabi, the number of accidents this week fell 40 per cent and there were no fatal accidents.
    • SIMS 3 – Electronic Arts
    • Bejeweled – Electronic Arts
    • N.O.V.A. – Gameloft
    • Texas Hold’em Poker 2 – Gameloft
    • Bubble Bash 2 – Gameloft
    • Photo Editor Ultimate – Ice Cold Apps
    • DriveSafe.ly Pro – iSpeech.org
    • iSpeech Translator Pro – iSpeech.org
    • Drive Safe.ly Enterprise – iSpeech.org
    • Nobex Radio™ Premium – Nobex
    • Shazam Encore – Shazam
    • Vlingo Plus: Virtual Assistant – Vlingo

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"Hello Twiteans,

It appears that iOS 5 was rushed and wasn’t fully ready. I sort of suspected this as beta 7 was rather unstable and nothing more stable was released before the launch date.

But the show stopper is the new Music app on the iPad. For listening to podcasts it is totally worthless. They have removed the 1/2x, 1x, 2x button, the back 30 seconds button and the blue ball to show which ones have not been listened to yet.

Having listened to you guys at 2x since your first day, even when they fix the bug, listening to you at 1x without a way to change it to 2x would be listening to you at half speed from my point of view. I love your show, but not that much.  ;-)

Thanks, John Rutherfurd"


"Greetings TNT Crew,

I went out to see "Real Steel" last night, the robot boxing movie set in 2020. Low and behold, user interfaces for controlling some of the chrome dipped combatants were HP branded! From that moment on, I knew. The engineers down at HP finally found hardware that makes webOS shine; 15 foot tall mechanical hand to hand combatants that fight without relent. No wonder their Touchpad fell on it face. It didnt have the 'punch' the users craved.

Nex ~Dragonblight Server"

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