Tech News Today 344

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Episode 344


Tech News Today 344: Thank You, Steve

Sony may dump Ericsson, Rdio offered for free, Nexus Prime rumors flare, the passing of Steve, and more.

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  • Listener Feedback:
    • "I think that in this age of corporate “risk avoidance”, AKA “buck passing”, leaders like Jobs are a vanishing breed." - Rodney
    • "Apple will find it hard to replicate Steve's uncanny instinct for knowing when something was 'just right'." - Simon
    • "He was able to get this ordinary, old house wife excited for technology." - Ozzy
  • Sony Nears Deal to Buy Out Ericsson From Joint Venture
  • Ericsson's stock jumps after Sony mobile phone story
    • Sony Corp. is nearing a deal to buy out Telefon AB L.M. Ericsson’s stake in their mobile phone joint venture, according to people familiar with the matter.
    • Sony Ericsson, a 50-50 joint venture created in 2001 that is the world’s sixth-largest cellphone manufacturer,
    • Sony wants to integrate phones closer with tablets and handheld game consoles
    • Sony may pay its partner up to 1.25bn euros ($1.7bn, £1.1bn) for its 50% stake.

Discussion Stories

  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus full specs revealed; Verizon Wireless exclusive
    • BGR reports from a "trusted source" specs on Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Codenamed “Nexus Prime,”
    • Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be a pure Google Experience device without any third-party UI or modifications, so no TouchWiz
    • hearing that the Galaxy Nexus will be a Verizon Wireless exclusive
  • HTC announces the Sensation XL with Beats Audio, we go hands-on
    • HTC announced Sensation XL (similar to HTC Titan and Sensation XE)
    • 9.9 mm thick, 4.7-inch screen, 800x480 Super LCD, Beats audio, Android, 720p video
    • Qualcomm MSM8255 1.5GHz processor is only single-core
    • 1.4 mm thinner XE
    • the 16GB of onboard storage (alongside 768MB of RAM) is non-expandable
    • available from early November -- we've already confirmed it will be coming to Vodafone in the UK.

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"Hi Tom, Iyaz, Sarah and gang,

In episode 343 you talked briefly about how a court ruling now makes Autodesk able to enforce non-resaleability of its software.

Not too long ago, I made a business of buying and reselling software on E-Bay and Autodesk always managed to get E-Bay to cancel my auctions. Here is an interesting thought though: if I, as a reseller, simply purchase the software from one party and sell it to another without installing it along the way, I haven't agreed to any EULA. How can this case be enforceable?

Love the show and I'll be pouring one out for Mr. Jobs tonight.

David Johnson"


"Tom,

If you are a Windows user who has found that launching apps by typing the name is much quicker than searching through Start Menu popup menus, then Windows 8 will continue to work the same. Just close your eyes, type WindowKey + search term + Enter, open your eyes and you’ll never know that the Start Menu was not there! Even though the UI looks completely different, the same functionality is still there.

But I agree with Steven Sinofsky. Most users only use a certain number of applications, and those can be pinned to the taskbar. For the odd utility that you might occasionally use, WindowKey-type-Enter works great.

Robert Howell Richmond, VA"


"Hi Guys,

Just to comment on the Kindle experimental web browser, yes it is clunky, but it works worldwide with no charge. When I was in China, I was able to access Facebook on my kindle w/o making use of proxies etc.

JK"


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