Tech News Today 416

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Episode 416

Tech News Today 416: Blackberry Berry Sad

Zappos hacked, SOPA on the Ropes, good news and bad news for Linux and secure boot, and more.

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a. It tells us it's not the "real" content on the site and won't be indexed. b. Because of (a), even if we see the same content (e.g. the “site offline” message) on all the URLs, it won't cause duplicate content issues. 2. Googlebot's crawling rate will drop when it sees a spike in 503 headers. This is unavoidable but as long as the blackout is only a transient event, it shouldn't cause any long-term problems and the crawl rate will recover fairly quickly to the pre-blackout rate. How fast depends on the site and it should be on the order of a few days.

Discussion Stories

  • iPad 3 Production Begins, Report Says
    • Bloomberg reports that production of the iPad 3began this month and will reach full volumes some time in February
    • Quad-core processor and LTE, better resolution, better graphics processor
    • iPad's better battery can handle the LTE drain better than the iPhone
    • Mass production began at the start of January, with production lines in some of Foxconn's Chinese factories running for 24 hours a day, the report says. Manufacturing will stop temporarily for the Chinese New Year later this month and then restart in February, apparently.
  • Even Woz Thinks the Android Bests the iPhone
  • The people I recommend the iPhone 4S for are the ones who are already in the Mac world, because it’s so compatible, and people who are just scared of computers altogether and don’t want to use them. The iPhone is the least frightening thing. For that kind of person who is scared of complexity, well, here’s a phone that is simple to use and does what you need it to do,” he says.

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"Hi all,

I just watched episode 413 and I would like to give some input on your comments about Intel chips in android phones and I just wanted to point out that android apps are coded in java so as long as Intel provides a jvm (JAVA virtual machine) the android applications will run. Remember the apps are not compiled to the chip but to java byte code that is independent of the machine code.

Just my two cents.

Richard in Denver."

"After your segment on ViaSat on the calendar segment on Friday I went to their website to check it out because my dsl only goes up to 3.0 Mbps down. Their $50 package a month you talked about only allows for 7.5 GB a month! And the prices and allowed amounts go up from there. That just doesn't seem usable to me. I actually thought about looking into it but I guess I won't now. Here is a link to the page, there is a table in the middle about half way down with the pricing:

Love watching your show!


Matt Murphy"

"Hey TNT Crew, I just watched episode 415 and you were talking about the guy whose iPhone interrupted the symphony. Sarah commented that she thought that Apple should find a way to make the silent switch affect the alarm as well. I, for one, am glad that this is not the case, as I use my iPhone for my morning alarm. I turn it to silent when I go to bed, as I don't want emails and text messages to wake me up in the middle of the night. But I definitely want my alarm to wake me up for work. Just my two cents.

Love the show, and keep up the good work, Patrick"



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