RIM suffers a major server outage, Google+ and Samsung face some difficulties and the iPhone 4S launches and we discuss why you should or should not get it. All this and more on this week’s TECHGEEK Weekly.
Since none of the people couldn’t think of a humorous or witty title this week, we’ve decided to ask you to name it. Yes. Just like the webOS app, it is the height of all laziness.
Joining host Terence Huynh are Tom Solari, Chris Southcott and Mark Caetano.
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The Top Stories
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Sony has announced it will recall 1.6 million Bravia HDTVs due to a faulty component in the backlight system that could spontaneously combust, with 11 incidents already in Japan since 2008 with the most recent of them reported last month. Sony will fix the problem and may offer a rental TV, but it isn’t going to refund or replace it.
A new startup, BlueStacks, has said that it’s ready to start a public test of its new software that could allow Android apps running on a Windows machine. It plans to have a free and paid version in the long run, and yes, you’ll not be able to play Angry Birds unless you pay for it.
LibreOffice, the new OpenOffice “without” the bloat, is now planning to port the project to mobile devices including Android and iOS. So yes, if you don’t want to pay for iWorks, you have an alternative. Though, there is no date yet.
In Other News
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AOL is apparently looking to sell itself to Yahoo. Despite recent shakeups, the company believes a merger could end up saving them $1.5 billion between them by axing jobs in data centres and news sites. However, it could have some competition
And Skype and Microsoft have sealed the deal. This week, it’s officially now part of the company and under its own division. So, get ready to see more integration with every single Microsoft product in the world.