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Working With Words
A classified ad that sounds too good to be true has been running in various publications since 2004. Read the comments!! - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
This Week in Google 274: Google's Cookie Factory
Hosts:Leo Laporte, Gina Trapani, and Jeff Jarvis Guest: Matt Cutts What's next for Matt Cutts, Larry Page's Financial Times interview, Google Play on Roku and more. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twig. We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes. Thanks to Cachefly for the bandwidth for this show. Running time: 1:54:57 - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
Windows Weekly 387: Pint Curls
Hosts: Mary Jo Foley, Paul Thurrott and Leo Laporte The first impressions of the Microsoft Band, Microsoft Office partners with Dropbox, the Lumia 830 is likely to be overpriced, the HTC One M8 for Windows starting November 7, Outlook for Mac 2014 update, and much more on this episode of Windows Weekly! Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/ww. We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes. Check out Mary Jo's blog at the AllAboutMicrosoft.com. Thanks to Cachefly for the bandwidth for this show. The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Derek K. Miller. Free Squarespace Giveaway for TWIT Network Audience Members See official sweepstakes rules at inside.twit.tv/contests. Running time: 1:46:59 - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
Before You Buy 147: Microsoft Band, Kindle Voyage, and More!
Host: Leo Laporte Microsoft Band, Philips Brilliance 28" 4K monitor, Archos Smart Home Starter Kit, Sony MDR-ZX550BN Wireless Headphones, and the Kindle Voyage. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/byb. We invite you to read, add to, and amend the wiki entry for this episode at wiki.twit.tv. Thanks to Cachefly for the bandwidth for this show. Running time: 46:12 - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
Security Now 480: Your Questions, Steve's Answers 200
Hosts: Steve Gibson with Leo Laporte CurrentC already hacked, a serious OSX Yosemite vulnerability, is your TV watching you? And your questions! Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/sn. We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes. You can submit a question to Security Now! at the GRC Feedback Page. For 16kbps versions, transcripts, and notes (including fixes), visit Steve's site: grc.com, also the home of the best disk maintenance and recovery utility ever written Spinrite 6. Bandwidth for Security Now is provided by Cachefly. Running time: 2:05:20 - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
MacBreak Weekly 427: Beats on a Plane
Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, Alex Lindsay, and Rene Ritchie. Apple Watch to launch in the Spring, after Chinese New Year, Starwood Hotels begins rollout of iPhone/Apple Watch virtual room keys, Trent Reznor discusses his new role at Apple, the Beats acquisition, and U2's free album, Apple Asks PCalc Developer to Remove iOS 8 Widget, Christian Bale Exits Steve Jobs Movie, and more. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/mbw. We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes. Bandwidth for MacBreak Weekly is provided by Cachefly. Running time: 01:29:29 - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
iPad Today 221: TinType, Overcast, Castro
Hosts: Leo Laporte and Sarah Lane. Leo & Sarah's favorite podcast apps, Overcast, Downcast, Castro, Stitcher, TinType for old timey photos, Butterball for turkey heaven! Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/ipt. You can contribute to iPad Today by leaving us a voicemail at 757-504-iPad (757-504-4723) or sending an email to iPadToday@TWiT.tv. We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes. Thanks to Cachefly for the bandwidth for this show. Running time: 1:38:05 - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
Triangulation 174: Bert Monroy
Host: Leo Laporte Bert Monroy is an artist, author, and instructor, best known for being a pioneer of digital art and his skill in using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Guest: Bert Monroy Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/tri. We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes at wiki.twit.tv/wiki/Triangulation_174. Thanks to Cachefly for the bandwidth for this show. Running time: 1:06:41 - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
FT interview with Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page - FT.com
Even Google’s famously far-reaching mission statement, to “organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful”, is not big enough for what he now has in mind. The aim: to use the money that is spouting from its search advertising business to stake out positions in boom industries of the future, from biotech to robotics. - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
With Magazine, CNET Tech Site Makes Jump From Screen to Page - NYTimes.com
The platform is print periodicals, as CNET brings out on Monday a magazine, also named CNET, that carries a cover price of $5.99 and is being sold on newsstands and at stores like Costco, Target and Walmart. The quarterly magazine’s premiere issue, which runs 128 pages and is dated winter 2014, features the rapper and actor LL Cool J on the cover. - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
Microsoft stops selling consumer versions of Windows 7 to computer makers | VentureBeat | Business | by Emil Protalinski
The only exception will be business computers running Windows 7 Professional, which will continue being sold for at least another year. The Windows Lifecycle chart for sales below summarizes the important dates we know. - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
Starwood Hotels begins rollout of iPhone/Apple Watch virtual room keys, Hilton to follow (Video) | 9to5Mac
Starwood Hotels has officially launched its SPG Keyless service, allowing guests to use their iPhone (and, in the Spring, Apple Watch) to unlock their hotel doors, bypassing the front desk. The boutique hotel group first announced the project back in January. - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
Apple Retail SVP Angela Ahrendts: Apple Watch launching in “Spring,” after Chinese New Year | 9to5Mac
The Apple Watch’s launch is scheduled to occur in the “spring,” according to Apple Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores Angela Ahrendts, later in 2015 than some had originally anticipated. Ahrendts stated the timeframe to retail employees in a video message, a transcript of which was provided by a source. While explaining that employees need to conserve energy for upcoming shopping seasons, Ahrendts stated, “we’re going into the holidays, we’ll go into Chinese New Year, and then we’ve got a new watch launch coming in the spring:” - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
How one-time dot-com darling iVillage fell to Earth - Digiday
Born in 1995, at the dawn of the dot-com boom, iVillage was synonymous with the frothiness of the new online economy. Its co-founders Candace Carpenter and Nancy Evans were not Web geeks but veterans of old media. When they took iVillage public in 1999, shares soared to $100, and it seemed as though anyone with a good idea (and a knack for self-promotion) could make a killing on the Web. But NBC Universal shut it down last year and rolled it into the “Today” show, where the remaining employees were shifted. - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
Windows 8.1 picks up steam as consumers adopt latest update - CNET
The market share of PCs that run Windows 8.1 jumped to 10.9 percent in October, up from 6.7 percent in September and 7.1 percent in August, according to Net Applications, which tracks activity through analyzing the browsers hits of specific websites. - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
Michael Bastian Creates a Smartwatch That Looks Like a Watch - WSJ - WSJ
“Honestly, I’m not so much of a tech guy,” said Mr. Bastian. As such, the MB Chronowing will go on sale Nov. 7 at the online fashion retailer Gilt, not your local Best Buy. Two versions will be available: a limited-edition, all-black model with a sapphire-glass crystal and an alligator strap for $649, as well as a model that has just as much heft but is made with somewhat less refined materials (its three included straps are leather, rubber and nylon) for $349. gilt.com - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
The Tech Guy 1131
The Tech Guy for Saturday 1 November 2014 - Show 1131 Host: Leo Laporte. Using the internet in China, choosing a laptop for photography, problems syncing with Outlook, and your calls. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/ttg. For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com. Bandwidth for the Tech Guy podcast is provided by Cachefly. - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
This Week in Tech 482: The Microsoft Shackle
Hosts: Leo Laporte, Christopher Breen, and Rafe Needleman Apple Pay rival CurrentC gets hacked, Apple confirms decline in iTunes music sales, Amazon announces Fire TV Stick, Andy Rubin is leaving Google, Fitbit announces new wearables, Microsoft unveils a fitness band, HP to enter the 3D printer market, the end of the plasma TV, how Verizon and AT&T's ‘Perma-Cookie' is tracking your mobile web activity, and more. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twit. For additional show notes, visit twit.tv/twit/482. Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by Cachefly. Running time: 1:50:19 - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
Amazon exec: We priced the Fire Phone wrong
“We didn’t get the price right,” Limp admitted. “I think people come to expect a great value, and we sort of mismatched expectations. We thought we had it right. But we’re also willing to say, ‘we missed.’ And so we corrected.” - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
Google's Android VP on why a pricier Nexus 6 may lead to higher sales - CNET
"We are selling the Nexus 6 in a way most people are used to buying it," Hiroshi Lockheimer, vice president of engineering for Android at Google, said in an interview Wednesday. The decision to create a more expensive, premium device that is more readily available suggests a maturation of the Nexus line. The primary goal of a Nexus device has always been to serve as a vehicle to show off the latest version of Android, largely attracting developers and enthusiasts. But the Nexus 6 phone appears poised for more mainstream attention. - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
HP to jolt 3D printer market | ITworld
HP's 3D printers will be targeted at enterprises, much like the company's large-format printers, which are used to make billboards and posters. Unlike the current crop of HP printers, however, the upcoming 3D products are being designed to produce a wide range of functional objects and industrial components. - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
Kevin Spacey Stars in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - NYTimes.com
He compared his decision to appear in a video game to accepting a role on the TV show “Wiseguy” in the 1980s. He had done stand-alone episodes of “The Equalizer” and “Crime Story” and “wasn’t very good in either of them,” he said, so he was inclined to turn down the part until Jack Lemmon talked to him about how television felt in its early days. - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
F.C.C. Considering Hybrid Regulatory Approach to Net Neutrality - NYTimes.com
The proposal is part of a hybrid solution that has gained favor among the F.C.C. staff over the last two months. Like other possible solutions, it seeks to reestablish the F.C.C.’s authority to enforce net neutrality, the general concept that no Internet traffic should be discriminated against unfairly. But unlike policies previously considered, which treated the entire Internet ecosystem as a single universe, the hybrid proposal would establish a divide between “wholesale” and “retail” transactions. - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
OK, Google: Search Inside My Apps! - ReadWrite
Here’s how it works: Google parses the query, then hands the search directly over to the app named by the user (if it has been updated to support the feature). When the search results appear, they'll include "deep links” that take people to relevant places or pages in the app. - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
Despite Android TV push, Google Play Movies & TV app comes to Roku set-top boxes | VentureBeat | Media | by Tom Cheredar
You’d expect that Google wouldn’t want to take attention away from its new Nexus Player by allowing people to gain access to its video services on rival devices. However, this actually makes sense when you consider that most people probably aren’t using Google Play to buy movies and TV shows — and it’s unlikely that this will change if consumers can’t gain access to the Google Play Movies & TV show service on the most popular devices. - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
Will He Ever Return? Head Of Google’s Web Spam Team Matt Cutts Extends Leave Into 2015
When I went on leave, I wanted to see how webspam would go without me. I’ve been talking to people on both the algorithmic and manual webspam teams during my leave, and they’ve been doing a top-notch job. So I’m planning on extending my leave into 2015. - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
Former Android Leader Andy Rubin Leaving Google - WSJ - WSJ
Andy Rubin , co-founder and former leader of Google Inc. ’s Android mobile business and the current head of its nascent robotics effort, is leaving the Internet giant, the company said Thursday. Mr. Rubin is starting an incubator for startups interested in building technology hardware products. - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
Apple Asks PCalc Developer to Remove iOS 8 Widget – MacStories
RT @Techmeme: Apple forcing PCalc to remove iOS 8 widget, saying widgets on iOS cannot perform calculations - Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
RT @Techmeme: Apple forcing PCalc to remove iOS 8 widget, saying widgets on iOS cannot perform calculations - Leo Laporte
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