TECHGEEK Weekly 45: All But Three Have Been Saved

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Rapture Day

Image: Steve Rhodes/Flickr (Creative Commons)

The rapture is here! Or so that is what religious nutjobs think. Anyway, the show must go on and we talk about the PS3 rising from the dead (like a certain somebody), Apple doesn’t want to touch the MACDefender malware and 99.7% of Android phones have a vulnerability – good luck Tom.

So, apparently when we wrote the show notes, James Wilson was also going to be on. However, he left us with no explanation during the preshow, so its only Stewart and Terence this week. Hopefully, everything is back on track by next week – if we ever see next week.

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Show Notes

The Weekly Overview

PlayStation Network is back online in Australia

Sony begins PlayStation Network restoration – completed by end of May

Sony hacked AGAIN, phishing site found on servers

Japan won’t allow Sony to turn PSN back on until it’s assured it’s safe

QLD Police arrest Fairfax tech journo over Facebook privacy flaw

Facebook ‘break-ins’: police say receiving photos like taking stolen TVs

Ben Grubb’s Transcript

MACDefender – The new hoax anti-virus for Mac

Review: Nintendo 3DS

In The Loop

Apple to launch cloud music service, with backing of labels?

Apple LTE-enabled iPhone Due in 2012, iPhone 4S Preparations for September 2011

Sandy Bridge, Thunderbolt MacBook Airs coming in June or July

Apple Retail Stores tenth anniversary

Apple causes ‘religious’ reaction in brains of fans, say neuroscientists

Tom’s Stockings (1)

LinkedIn IPO Shares Pop 84 Percent On First Trade, Opens With $7.8B Market Cap

Microsoft’s Bill Gates says he advocated Skype takeover

Baby Named After Facebook’s ‘Like’

In Other News

Internet Explorer emerges as only browser not vulnerable to huge memory leak

Amazon prepping dual-core ‘Coyote’ and quad-core ‘Hollywood’ tablets for 2011

Vodafone claim of Sony PlayStation phone theft a hoax

Does Microsoft Want to Take Over Nokia’s Smartphone Division?

Android User Data Easily Stolen

Google: Android security flaw now being fixed for all users

Microsoft replaces Xbox 360s after disc-format switch

Playboy for iPad Skirts Apple’s Nudity Rules with Web Trickery

Tom’s Stockings (2)

RIM recalls 900 faulty BlackBerry PlayBooks, here are the serial numbers (update)

Samsung’s Galaxy S II hits Optus early June

Nokia shows Ovi brand the door

Winklevoss twins taking Facebook case to Supreme Court