Tech News Today 175

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Episode 175

Tech News Today 175: Sinner? There's An App For That

Secret of the Verizon iPhone, Dell's big ten-inch, the Catholic church's new confessional app, and more.


Top Stories

  • The Kindle Will (Finally) Get Page Numbers
    • Page numbers based on print version (assume hardback) added to top 100 bestsellers and tens of thousands of others. will be displayed when users hit the "menu" button, based on the text in the top left corner
    • also added ability to publicly share notes and highlights, as well as new layout for magazines and newspapers to improve scannability
    • Before You Go: When you reach the end of the book, you'll now be given the option to immediately rate the book, share a message about the book with your social network, get personalized recommendations for what to read next, and see more books by the same author.

Discussion Stories

  • Dell’s Got a 10-inch Windows 7 Tablet in the Pipeline
    • The Windows 7 Business Tablet, which will run on an Intel processor, could be available by the middle of the year . No other price or release details. Will also come as an Android tablet. Dell announced 39 new products.

News Fuse

Kickers and Weird Science




"Hey TNT,

In response to Justin from Oklahoma's bad gaming experience with hacked PS3 owners abusing the system, I think Sony should look to Microsoft for the right way to go;

Ban hacked PS3's from getting onto the PlayStation Network.

I don't believe Sony should have any right to dictate what people can and can't do with THEIR PS3 that they paid for, but they'd be well within their legal and ethical rights to say that only unmodified PS3's are allowed to access their service.

Great show!

English John, from England."

"Hey Tom,

Listen to you guys daily, enjoy the show. I wanted to let you know that I recently found another use for mailroute that you don't advertise. I am the network manager for a large school district in Chicago, and quite frequently we need to do mailblasts with grade reports, snow alerts (as last week was mental), and general newsletters to 4000 students and their parents. While we could do this in-house and maintain an SMTP server for these tasks, what happens is that quite often, our public IP would get blacklisted, we'd be identified as spammers, and we'd get denial of delivery. Tom at mailroute worked with us to tailor-make a contract for our needs, and we used their less advertised outbound/smarthost services to handle all outbound messaging. Now, students and parents happily get alerts and grades, and theres nothing for us to maintain in-house. Just wanted to give credit where its due, and I'm glad I listen to your show to have found out about them. Great company, great customer service.

Have a good one Eric in Chicago"



Production Information

  • Edited by: Jason
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