TECHGEEK Weekly 58: Thanks for all the iPhones

TECHGEEK Weekly 58: Thanks for all the iPhones

Steve Jobs has resigned. Long live the King. In addition, we go in tangents – so yes, welcome to the long winded podcast of random tangents. Thanks to our two guests. That’s this week on TECHGEEK Weekly.

Stewart is sick, Chris is gone and James is, well, off in la la land. So, Terence and Tom are forced to get two random people. @Ticky and @IntelMiner are on this week’s podcast – and yes, you can send your complaints to the usual place.

Disclaimer: @IntelMiner is an associate with HostMyVPS, owned by Stewart Wilson



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Show Notes

The Top Stories

Steve Jobs resigns as CEO, becomes Chairman; Cook to take over

A front row seat to Steve Jobs’ career, by Robert Scoble.

10 Unusual Things I Didn’t Know About Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs’s Best Quotes

Who is the new Apple CEO Tim Cook?

New CEO Tim Cook signed on for ten years, 1m share bonus

Tom’s Stockings (1)

Windows Phone 7 news! A tweet has said that new Windows Phone 7 Mango phones will feature a front-facing camera and with Skype support. Stewart would be cheering.

Phone rumour news! Samsung is set to release the Galaxy Tab 7.7, Galaxy Note and Wave 3 devices. While the Galaxy Note remains a mystery, the Wave 3 is most likely be another Bada smartphone – Bada being their own OS because they couldn’t get do much with Android.

Also, rumours are emerging that HTC could unveil two new Windows Phone 7 Mango phones called the Omega and Eternity. Eternity will feature a 3.7-inch screen while Omega will feature a 4.5-inch screen. Keep your eyes on September 2.

In Other News

HP: WebOS still coming to PCs and Printers, Pre3 launching in limited markets

Who Should Buy WebOS?

Nokia releases three new Symbian phones, proves it won’t die (yet)

Dutch court issues EU-wide ban on Samsung Galaxy smartphones – here it goes again…

RIM Announces Music Service for BlackBerry Messenger

Facebook finally giving users more privacy control

Making It Easier to Share With Who You Want

Fox’s 8-Day Delay on Hulu Triggers Piracy Surge

In The Loop

Rumour Mill: Apple to build cheap 8GB iPhone 4, could replace 3GS 8GB?

JailbreakMe creator Comex joins Apple as an intern

Tom’s Stockings (2)

In patent wars, Microsoft has now come out swinging claiming that Motorola’s patents that Google might be getting are infringing on their own patents. Microsoft wants all Motorola phones to be banned from sale. Couldn’t this entire thing get any messier?

Facebook is planning to add a series of photo filters in order to compete with rival photo sharing site Instagram. Because, I really need to see pics of you drunk in an artsy fashion.

And finally, tablets are quickly replacing newspapers in one area – in the bathroom. 35% of people in a survey have used their tablets in the bathroom to read. While they do their business. Both defintions. Eeww…

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