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Episode #108 - Apple & Nintendo Have Issues
« on: June 14, 2011, 08:06:39 PM »
We have just posted up Episode #108 of Weekly Tech Update.  Below are the show notes and more.
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People who develop for iOS also develop for Android – but not Mac
While it’s not surprising that iOS developers also develop for other mobile platforms, what surprised me is how few of them develop for the Mac platform. The instant App and mobile market is where people are spending their money and developing, so this is where developers spend their time.

Apple Pilfers a Student’s Rejected iPhone App
This is not new for a company to do, but Apple usually remains out of the spotlight on this.  After a student tried repeatedly to get an app published – Apple publishes it – virtually identical – and claims how awesome they/it is and how bad of an idea his one was.

Windows 8 “Rumors” Worry Developers
Windows 8 looks like it could be heavily based on HTML 5 and Java and this has some developers worried.  While this would make sense to run an OS on both x86 and ARM processors, if they completely abandon .NET, Visual Basic and more, this could be a huge setback.  It’s still way too early to tell though.

Apple Getting Sued by iCloud.. Or Not
iCloud Communications has been around for a while and they filed lawsuit against Apple for “Trademark” infringement, it appears that they never bothered to file a trademark for iCloud in the first place.  Whoops.

LulzSec hacks Brink
LulzSec has been on a roll – and not a good one if you like to keep your data safe.  Bethesda is the latest company to fall to their hacking network and they have threatened to release 200,000 users data – unless Bethesda releases more information about an upcoming game and puts a LulzSec “tophat” in the game.  This is eventually going to backfire on them…

Nintendo “Borrowed” Footage From Other Consoles
At E3, Nintendo showed off the upcoming Wii U – in all its HD glory.  The problem is that it wasn’t their hi-def glory at all – they used borrowed footage from the Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles.  Whoops.

T-Mobile to Offer $0.25 Android Game Rentals
T-Mobile has a great idea to offer Android game rentals through WildTangent and if you decide to buy the game, the rental price goes toward the game.  I’m not sure if WildTangent has a game worth buying, but there isn’t a lot of risk anyhow.  This is a good idea that I hope catches on to other gaming platforms and download services.

Why Microsoft Should Buy Netflix
Fortune has a few ideas as to why Microsoft should buy Netflix and one of the biggest reasons is to keep current.  Also, Microsoft has enough spare cash laying around to snag it up without any issues.  This could be an interesting match for sure.

Richard Dreyfuss reads the iTunes EULA
If reading the End User License Agreement gets you down, there are ways to spruce it up.  Richard Dreyfuss reads the iTunes EULA in several different voices and this provides some great comic release to an otherwise horribly boring document.  I think they should put this on Audible.

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