The big thing this week is music. You can get it as long as you’re an American.
Google Checkout merges with Google Wallet, completing the inevitable
Apple’s Cloud-Based Music Service Now Live On iTunes
iTunes Match goes live: sync up your entire music collection for $24.99 a year
Netflix signs up Lionsgate UK films for its British debut
Warner Bros. signs distribution deal with Lovefilm, ahead of Netflix’s UK arrival
Pogoplug Cloud Launches With 5 GB Of Free Storage For Mobile Users
Eric Schmidt Doubles Down On SOPA Bill, Describing It As “Censorship,” “Draconian”
‘Occupy Flash’ launches manifesto
http://www.bbc.co.uk/How Google Music Works – and Doesn’t | Tech Goes Strongnews/technology-15797399
Google Swiffy extension exports Flash to HTML5, ActionScript fans rejoice
Phones/ Tablets/ eReaders:
Google Rubs More Salt Into Wounded BlackBerry
RIM: ‘We’re committed to the keyboard’
RIM unveils BlackBerry Bold 9790, Curve 9380, hitting the market within weeks
RIM Unveils The BlackBerry Bold 9790 And Curve 9380
Smartphone data tariff warning
Nook Tablet limits internal storage for non-B&N purchased content to 1GB
Gmail app for iOS returns to the App Store, promises to stay this time
Adobe brings Touch Apps family to Android tablets, Creative Cloud looms on the horizon
Microsoft And Samsung’s Surface 2 Now Up For Pre-Order
Apple names Levinson as chairman
Apple announces changes to its board: Arthur D. Levinson named Chairman, Robert Iger joins
Next Xbox Due In 2012, Ubisoft, EA Already Working On It
Assassin’s Creed Revelations DLC Detailed
See the DLC ‘Ancestors’ of Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
Activision: Call of Duty Elite Fix Coming “In The Next Two Weeks”
Activision: Call of Duty Elite to be up and running by Dec. 1
Modern Warfare 3 Sets New Sales Record: $775 Million In Five Days
Call of Duty breaks sales records
Modern Warfare 3 Developer Pleads for Better Metascores, Discovers That’s a Stupid Idea [Ruh Roh]
DICE fixing Battlefield 3′s incredibly unrealistic, annoying, ridiculous tactical flashlight
Battlefield 3 Assignments, a new way of unlocking weapons
League of Legends Surpasses 11M Monthly Users
Battery Breakthrough Could Improve Capacity And Reduce Charge Time By A Factor Of Ten Each
RED Scarlet starts shipping for $9,750, first customer takes one home today
World’s ‘lightest material’ claim
Questions / Email:
I am tablet hunting at the moment and want something that I can fit into my coat pocket.
My heart and mind tell me the iPad is a no brainer but it’s too damned big. When I commented on getting a playbook you mocked me on the show. Whilst I am unfamiliar with the honeycomb os I am pretty tech savvy and not worried I can’t get into it.
I use an i-touch 4th gen (like it’s a part of my body) for podcasts, audio-books, movies, games and every now and then music. I find browsing hard work on it though and actually prefer to browse on my Blackberry (calm down dears!)…………… Only thing I don’t like on my i-touch is that I’d like an easier way to QUICKLY
So what should I get. Only thing is that it must play the movies I converted for my i-touch in handbrake and be no bigger than my coat pocket (DVD case sort of size and perhaps an inch or so bigger)? Easy syncing to my Win7 PC also preferable!
Hi Chaps not sure whether you want questions to the show via forum or e-mail, let me know if you would prefer me to post this.
What do you guys do for passwords. I have long suspected mine are far too simple and potentially crackable. I have in the past tried some password managers when on PC but ultimately even forgot the password to the password manager when time came to change systems. Are the hugely complex passwords some random generators create really necessary? Or to put it the other way how exposed would a simple 8 letter password on something like paypal be?
As for Lion helping me when I do take a punt and let Lion “remember my password for this site” it often seems not to or at least doesn’t autofill the boxes.
I just lack the creative power to come up with new memorable passwords all the time. Work requires us to change password every 6 weeks, what a fucking nightmare!
Don’t know if you’ve covered this on a Rich Daily (Ahem Rich occasionally). I gather its increasingly difficult for you to adequately fund SS. What are you trying to achieve. Is it your business and living? If not is that where you want it to go. What sort of server costs do you have to cope with (I realize that my be none of my business). Not many podcasts seem to have successfully moneterised their outfit one that seems to have manages is the “escape pod” franchise and its spin offs, any lessons there? They generate enough money to pay authors at industry rates! Well so they say.
I really enjoy listening to your podcast and would like your opinion of the Archos 70 Internet Tablet 250Gb.
I know it is not “state of the art” but it looks a fun tablet to play around with.
I was interested to see that it is dual boot, Android and Linux and wonder what you think of it.
174.99 on Amazon!
Regards from a warm and sunny Mallorca,