TECHGEEK Podcast 17: Let’s squint for Amazon

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It feels like the longest episode so far, but it’s apparently not. Yes, the whole team is back… before they left again. However, not before we go through all the week’s Apple stories that managed to take up 15 minutes of the episode. Yes. You heard that. You might as well skip the 15 minutes.

We talk about Skyfire, iBookstores and introduce a new segment called Gadgets.

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SHOWNOTES

Apple sued for iPhone 3G iOS 4 problems
http://www.cnet.com.au/apple-sued-for-iphone-3g-ios-4-problems-339307065.htm

90-second previews coming to iTunes whether labels like it or not
http://techgeek.com.au/2010/11/03/90-second-previews-coming-to-itunes-whether-labels-like-it-or-not/

Apple finally opens iBookstore in Australia
http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/tablets/apple-finally-opens-ibookstore-in-australia-20101103-17dd4.html

Apple Increases Tablet Share to 95 Percent as Android Slips
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-11-02/apple-increases-tablet-share-to-95-percent-as-android-slips.html

iPhone 5 Will Enable Ambitious Remote Computing Program – Source [Exclusive] http://www.cultofmac.com/iphone-5-will-enable-ambitious-remote-computing/66825

Skyfire iOS browser approved by Apple, converts Flash video to HTML5
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/11/02/skyfire_ios_browser_approved_by_apple_converts_flash_video_to_html5.html

Skyfire’s iPhone browser ‘sells out’ due to shaky bandwidth
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19512_7-20021738-233.html

Kinect to sell 5 million before end of year?
http://techgeek.com.au/2010/11/04/kinect-to-sell-5-million-before-end-of-year/

We are the controller!’ A Kinect launch party overview
http://www.joystiq.com/2010/11/04/we-are-the-controller-a-kinect-launch-party-overview/

Consumer Reports debunks the ‘racist’ Kinect
http://blogs.consumerreports.org/electronics/2010/11/consumer-reports-tests-kinect-facial-recognition-problems-video.html

Samsung expects to sell a million Galaxy Tabs this year, 40 million smartphones next year
http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/05/samsung-expects-to-sell-a-million-galaxy-tabs-this-year-40-mill/

First official HTML5 tests topped by…Microsoft
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/01/w3c_html5_conformance_tests/

ACCC launches legal proceedings against MSY over false warranty claims
http://techgeek.com.au/2010/11/01/accc-launches-legal-proceedings-against-msy-over-false-warranty-claims/

Facebook users squint at font size change
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9194920/Facebook_users_squint_at_font_size_change

Shortages Could Hurt Windows Phone 7 Launch In U.S.
http://www.businessinsider.com/shortages-could-hurt-windows-phone-7-launch-in-us-2010-11

Amazon’s 3G Kindle leaps ‘Great Firewall of China’
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5h1yyXi97OU9cuMsAuiNQLKYdO_SQ

STEWART’S BRIEFS

SOCIAL MEDIA SOBERIETY TEST
http://www.socialmediasobrietytest.com/

ABC signs deal with Yahoo7 for archive content
http://techgeek.com.au/2010/11/02/abc-signs-deal-with-yahoo7-for-archive-content/

iOS 4.2 to be released in November, but when?
http://techgeek.com.au/2010/11/02/ios-4-2-to-be-released-in-november-but-when/

Mac mini price drops
http://techgeek.com.au/2010/11/03/mac-mini-price-drops/

Europeans wake up an hour late as Apple fails to fix iPhone alarm clock bug
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/11/01/european_alarms_go_off_an_hour_late_due_to_apple_iphone_clock_bug.html

Will you stay with Windows XP? 53% say Yes!
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=1567386&p=1

GADGETS

Gucci’s 3D glasses up the ante with $225 fashion tag
http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/31/guccis-3d-glasses-up-the-ante-with-225-fashion-tag/

Mac Pro Server quietly introduced as Xserve heads for the grave, starts at $3,000
http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/05/mac-pro-server-quietly-introduced-as-xserve-heads-for-the-grave/

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