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Oct 16

Tech Actually Ep104 – The Return of Duke

Hosts: David McVay, Josh Philpott & Shane Gregory

This is the official tech podcast of geekactually.com. The tech show by geeks for geeks and non-geeks. Accessible tech for everyone is the motto we live by. This week on Tech Actually we take a look at the latest iPhone issue, ‘Glassgate’ and the launch of the new Windows Phone 7 handsets. Along the way we squeeze in a little Duke Nuke’m, a little National Broadband Network and even a little crazy Apple censorship for good measure. So sit back and enjoy the show. You show links follow:

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This Week

Real or beat up? Apple’s iPhone 4 weathered Antennaegate and now we have this crap.

Ryan at GDGT wrote the original article
http://gdgt.com/discuss/with-antennagate-over-is-glassgate-next-iphone-ani/
Followed it up with this article
http://gdgt.com/discuss/following-up-on-yesterdays-glassgate-story-wanted-aod/
And now it is picked up by mass media, so it must be true, right?
http://www.news.com.au/technology/iphone/glassgate-more-cracks-appear-in-iphone-4/story-fn5sd1vk-1225937131068
Now a warranty firm gets in on the action
http://www.news.com.au/technology/iphone/warranty-firm-says-apple-iphone-4-clearly-more-prone-to-damage-than-iphone-3g/story-fn5sd1vk-1225939042866
Can we stop using ‘gate’, it is meaningless. Watergate was the name of a hotel, thus the name.

Duke Nuke’m News
http://www.news.com.au/technology/is-duke-nukem-too-old-to-make-it-in-todays-world/story-e6frfro0-1225938292750
and the fans take over
http://www.news.com.au/technology/fan-made-duke-nukem-next-gen-gets-go-ahead/story-e6frfro0-1225939006130

Malcolm Turnball concedes that the opposition wouldn’t tear up the NBN
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/turnbull-says-built-network-wont-be-torn-up-20101012-16ht5.html

…and while we are talking NBN
http://www.news.com.au/technology/customers-may-be-forced-on-to-nbn-to-keep-phones/story-e6frfro0-1225937431618

ACMA Blacklist complaints increase three fold this year
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/364349/online_complaints_increase_three_fold_acma/

Big Brother, sorry I mean Apple strikes again – it wants to censor TXT messages
http://www.news.com.au/technology/apple-can-stop-sexting-on-the-iphone-through-patent/story-e6frfro0-1225938579181

Topic of the Week – Windows Phone 7 Launched

Windows Phone 7 finally announced, was it worth the wait?
http://www.news.com.au/technology/microsoft-unveils-windows-7-for-smart-phones/story-e6frfrnr-1225937445910

The Windows Phone 7 features
http://www.pcworld.com/article/189347/windows_phone_7_an_indepth_look_at_the_features_and_interface.html#

The Windows Phone 7 handsets
http://gizmodo.com/5660886/all-the-windows-phone-7-phones

Watch the announcement video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q-HtdW03Zs&feature=channel

Apps of the Week

Our pick of the week in iPhone/iPad apps. David picked ‘Geared’ (for the iPhone) and Geared HD (for the iPad) by Bryan Mitchell both are $1.19 each and ‘Note Taker HD’ (for iPad) by Software Garden for $5.99. Josh picked ‘CamScanner+’ (iPhone) by IntSig Information Co for $5.99 and ‘Mirror’s Edge’ (iPhone) by Electronic Arts for $1.19. Shane picked ‘Tap Zoo’ (iPhone) by Streetview Labs, it’s free and ‘Ringtone Maker’ (iPhone) by Zentertain and it is also free.

As always this episode carries an explicit tag due to some bad language.

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