Tech News Today 159
Recorded: January 17, 2011
Published: January 17, 2011
Tech News Today 159: The Doctor Is IN
- Tom Merritt ( )
- Sarah Lane ( )
- Jason Howell
- Darren Kitchen
- Dr. Lillian Harvey, assistant clinical professor of Surgery, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of medicine.
- Apple boss Steve Jobs takes 'medical leave'
- Apple Shares Down Nearly 8 Percent in Frankfurt on News of Jobs’s Medical Leave
- Interview with Dr. Lilian Harvey, Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at Hofstra School of MEdicine in conjunction with the Northshore LIJ Health Care System, FACS, CNSP (aka Dr. Mom)
- Woz wishes Jobs well during leave
- Goldman to Offer Facebook Shares Only to Non-U.S. Clients
- Android update study finds HTC, Motorola have best track record
- New York Times reports Stuxnet tested in Israel, US and Israel behind the targeting of Iran
- Apple iPhone 5 To Flaunt New A8 Processor
- Looks like you can expect a WebOS netbook alongside phones and tablets from HP. HP recently published a set of training materials for mobile carriers to help educate salespeople about the technical merits of webOS and Palm devices. The specific form factors listed in the training are phones, tablets, and netbooks. We'll find out more at the Feb. 9 HP announcement.
- Australia's Gotham Dating Partners website has a profile for you. Haven't filled one out? Naw worries, mate! They plan to create a profile on you anyway, based on publicly available information from social networking sites, e-mail registries, mailing lists, marketing surveys, government census records, real estate listings and business websites. The Australian Privacy Commissioner says this is 'not a good privacy practice' Oy.
- Think a Swiss Bank Account will hide your finacnes from prying eyes? Wikileaks says no. The leak site has a list of account holders from the bank Julius Baer and Julian Assange promises a 'full revelation.' The leaker, former banker Rudolf Elmer thinks the Swiss system is damaging society, but he's also headed to court to face charges of ceoercion and violating Swiss secrecy laws. Will the IRS be prevented from reading these leaks on their computers?
- Last week, California's Supreme Court held that police officers may lawfully search mobile phones found on arrested individuals without obtaining a search warrant. The court reasoned mobile phones, like wallets, fall under the search incident to arrest exception to the 4th Amendment. That exception does not apply to passwords or items not on your person, so keep your phone in a bag and password-protected or encrypted.
- Steven Archer doesn't believe in BitTorrent. That kind of easy piracy is apparently for the lazy. Archer was arrested late last week after being caught tunnelling into his local Greeneville, Tennessee GameStop store from an empty adjoining building. He made off with almost $300 in cash and around $5,400 in games. He also left a trail of evidence, and was arrested by Detective Pat Hankins and charged with felony burglary.
- Earlier this month, Enterprise Rent-A-Car announced that it would soon be offering Chevrolet's Volt at the company's Mark Christopher Auto Center in Ontario, California. But what's a renter to do when there's no tank to fill up before returning the car? Enterprise does not plan to charge customers for bringing back EVs without a full charge. Enterprise is installing charging stations at locations that will offer EVs, and plans to charge the vehicles once they're returned.
- Angry Birds is over, people. Welcome your new reigning free iPhone champ. Bubble Ball, a physics simulator, was coded by Robert Nay, a 14-year-old from Spanish Fork, Utah. The game challenges players to use objects and gravity to guide a ball to its destination. Last Thursday, it topped the App Store free chart and had more than 400,000 downloads on that day alone. It's been on top ever since.
- Comscore's new search results are in and they're the same as the last time we reported them. Slight rise for Google. Slighter rise for Bing. Drop for Yahoo. All movement less than a percentage point meaning nothing is really all that significant. I hear that Bing has been outperforming Google at search but I would have to use Bing to comfirm that. Any of you use Bing?
Kickers and Weird Science
"Hey TNT, Regarding Apple stopping News Papers from giving away a free app if their subscriber pays for a print version: These companies have other options. They can give the subscriber a link to a pdf file that then could be read on any electronic device. Granted that means storing them on their own servers but its an option. For some reason I don't think its Apple trying to get money in this case. If so, why do they allow Kindle & Nook software on their devices when they don't get the book sales? There has to be something else too it. I have a feeling Apple is in negotiations with these publishers for subscriptions and maybe even coming out with a new app called iMags to service this industry. It just doesn't seem like apple to cut themselves out of any market where they could possibly give people more of a reason to buy their hardware. Just my 2 cents Keep up the great work, Michelle L."
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- Edited by: Jason
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