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GNC-2009-12-29 #539 I make a Startling Announcement!

Posted by geeknews at 1:24 AM on December 29, 2009

Some of you are gonna flip out when you here the conclusion, I came to today while visiting a local merchant. I reverse my opinion on something I have long stood against. Sorry no more clues. I get back on track today on the intro timeline. Enjoy I think this one will go down in the history books and I expect to get a torrent of email and voicemail comments. Yes I think it’s pretty dramatic.

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Show Notes:
What is wrong with Air Safety!
3D for DirecTV do you care?
Yes NYC you can order a iPod now!
eReaders coming out of our ears!
USB 3.0 Sata Adapter!
Did Apple Screw Up?
This one will make you puke!
iMac 27 Inch FAIL?
Top 10 iPhone Apps? What were Yours?
Meebo?
Murdoch will not be Happy!
Best of Master New Media!
1-2 Billion Tweets per Hour!
How much will you pay for Hulu?
Google about to get some Jet Fuel!
The Christmas Mobile Winners Are?
Is it Time to Tax?
Regional DVD Codes why?
Need Some Mac Tips for Beginners?
ISS back at 6 Roomies.
Psystar to sell Linux Boxes?
Digital movies before DVD could it be True?
Wireless Master Plan to reclaim TV Spectrum?
It’s not a Substitute for Common Sense!
Earth magnetic Pole on the Move big Time!
Botnet brought down with Offense versus Defense!
It was Free to begin with!
Be careful of Facebook Everyone!
Reuters transparency in Doubt.
Get off MySpace.

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GNC-2009-12-22 #538 Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Posted by geeknews at 1:19 AM on December 22, 2009

First of all Merry Christmas to all that celebrate Christmas and Happy Hauneka, may you all have a wonderful time with family. On this episode You will here me freak out at about the 50 minute mark? At that point the audio recording computer tells me I am at an 1hr 31 Minutes instead of 50 minutes which I don’t figure out for a few minutes? Turns out my trusty audio recorder lost its mind tonight? May have to rethink firewire.. Anyway I pulled the lower quality audio recording from the tricaster as a backup as the original recording was TRASHED. Great show regardless, just one of those things that happen, at least I did not have to record the entire show over.

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Show Notes:
Twitter Profitable?
Roku Grows Up!
Roku opens SDK to All!
5 Digital Audio Products of 2009.
Cancer Warning on Cell Phones?
Psystar still selling products sort of?
Tap Tap making Cool Million a Month!
Why is CableCards such a Mess?
Mars Phoenix has a recovery feature!
Mars Phoenix #2
Apple Fixes iMac Monitor Flicker.
Ford + Sync + Wifi = Cool!
Big Mac = Free Wifi
Firefox 3.5 now #1
Malware and Botnet Operators building own ISP’s
1 in 250,000 chance we get wacked!
Some Red Light Cameras causing more Accidents!
Apple your next TV Provider?
Levelator 2.0 in Beta Test!
What’s next for iPhone?
Another Idiot Criminal.
Think you have Bedbugs?
AT&T wins 3G race?
How to Measure Social Media ROI.
Youtu.be URL Shortner.
What is the state of RSS Readers?
Justin.TV launch PayPerView!
Soyuz of to ISS!
NASA to get new Priorities from President?
AT&T says it’s the Phone not the Network?

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GNC-2009-12-18 #537 Yes I am still Here!

Posted by geeknews at 1:22 AM on December 18, 2009

Ok folks I am still here, while I do not want to go into the circumstances of the emergency travel it appears at this point that we probably will not have to go anywhere. I cover a huge amount of ground in tonights show and there is a wealth of information about what is coming up next. Thanks to the listeners that have signed up for monthly contributions it is heart warming to see how much you care. I will continue to do my best in delivering you the most content of any tech show in the space.

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Flip Strikes back with Flip TV
Zune + Twitter + Censor = Fail
Gotta have me one of these Hover craft!
Green car driving Assistant?
Crazy Stuff Here on Drones!
LED Traffic Lights trouble in Snow Belt!
Psystar final nail in coffin!
Are you an Audiophiles nut?
Prepare to be blown away! Watch the linked Video!
Auto Translation with FeedDemon!
To cancel your cell phone or not!
Blip.TV on a roll!
Verizon FIOS 10 GBPS to home!!!
Mobile Firefox.
Big Brands understand Value of Smaller Blogs!
Yelp to be purchased for 500 Million?
Android on a Roll!
Google + Audi A8= Cool
Adaptech For Sale!
Cool USB Hub!
New Diabetes monitor connects to PC!
Have they detected Dark Matter?
FTC to put serious Smackdown on Intel!
Bitly.TV use trending to their advantage!
CNET 20 Top Gadgets of 2009!
YouTube Top 5 Videos.
Are you a Trackball User?
9 Things to do with your GPS.
Titan confirmed to have lake of Methane.
Slow News day talking about Space Battles?
BBC HD content 50% reduction in Quality!
NCAA hates Fan Sites!
Teachers to sell school Lesson Plans?
Google does not walk the talk.

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GNC-2009-11-30 #532 Live from Texas!

Posted by geeknews at 8:47 PM on November 30, 2009

What does a GPS and a Traffic Jam equal? Detour! I think you will get a kick out of how my GPS saved me hours in my car stuck in a massive traffic jam in I35 in Texas. Find out how Julie wife of long time listener Ronald was able to score days off work by using GotoMyPC. I have a new contest you need to listen to win you have a few short days to act. My 2009 24hr Podcast Charity Announced!

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Show Notes:
Top Mobile Apps of 2009.
Crunchpad Dead before Arrival.
Apple Retail down Online Sales Up!
Malware Software Faceoff!
Hadron Collider cranks up the Juice.
ICANN no more Redirecting!
Solar Prices to come down 30%?
Get your wallets out for Hulu.
UK Newspaper puts up Firewall.
Hulu focuses on Search.
Who complains the most about companies and how?
Fix that Scratched DVD or CD.
NASA Prepared to take last Module to ISS.
FCC to go forward on White Space Database good for us!
Google Chrome OS on Macs!
Fake Lab Meat food of the Future?
Is your employer taking advantage of you?
Psystar only sold 768 Computers?
ASUS Motheboard lets you mod with Bluetooth.
Intel Chip Roadmap!
Perfect Band-aid!
Do you really want this in your car?
Small Towns + High Speed Internet = Increased Property Values!
What did you buy on Cyber Monday?
How to pick out the Perfect Domain!
iPhone to go to T-Mobile?

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GNC-2009-11-26 #531 Thanksgiving Special!

Posted by geeknews at 11:56 PM on November 26, 2009

I hope your belly is full of food, lets see if we can fill your brain with Tech I also introduce Skypesaurus. I cover in detail why I walked away from the Twitter Advertising deals. Plenty of tech to cover tonight. Plus we are going to extend to the Tuesday show the GotoMyPC challenge. I want to hear about your Thanksgiving tech support horror stories as well.

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Cheap Geek Deals!
Virgin Media to Monitor Users P2P usage.
UK Hacker Extradition to Proceed.
iPhone Worm Developer now building iPhone Apps.
Silverlight for iPhone versus Flash?
Windows 7 Passes OS X
Free WordPress Templates
Emblaze Mobile.
Don’t upset your web developer.
Is Coke in Trouble?
Microsoft going after Copyright Violators.
MPAA thinks we the public is Liars.
Kindle 2 gets PDF Support.
Mininova shuts down illegals Torrents.
Best and Worse Gadgets.
Climategate?
More Black Friday Ads.
Godfather of Spam goes to Jail.
Verizon thinks their King of 3G?
Microsoft and Apple users play games.
Some people question everything?
Weird is all I am gonna say.
Apple wants Psystar shut down now.
Black Friday Camera Deals.
Joost is in Trouble.
Run Chrome OS on a USB Stick.
Shuttle finishes up at ISS.
iPhone App Rejected see the List.
No more Space Tourist for now.
Google Wave and Why.
US Zip code Map scribbled.
Cuban on the Economy.
Deal Roundups.
Electric car you are going to want.
Robo Suit in Action.
Bad Black Friday.
Windows 8 Time Line Questioned.
Bing Does Video.
Mac Sales Price.
Ustream comes to Android.
Geek News Central on the Move.

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Sigh. I mean, Psystar – nice try. Apple wins.

Posted by J Powers at 10:56 AM on November 15, 2009

Well, a Federal judge ruled and Psystar lost their case. Apple has definitely shown the hand of God here. But the real question is: Will it be the end of it? Hopefully not.

On Friday, Judge William Alsup sided with Apple that Psystar has indeed violated the End User License Agreement (EULA). He ruled that installation of the Mac OS on non-Apple hardware is not allowable. Therefore, Psystar must discontinue their line of Mac clones. Finally, he ruled that Psystars’ counter claims are not arguable since Psystar altered the Mac software to run on other machines.

And now I will quote:

Today we celebrate a glorious anniversary of the information purification directives we have created, for the first time in all history, a garden of pure ideology. Where each worker may bloom secure from the pests of contradictory and confusing truths. Our Unification of Thoughts is more powerful a weapon than any fleet or army on earth. We are one people, with one will, one resolve, one cause. Our enemies shall talk themselves to death and we will bury them with their own confusion. We shall prevail!

Confused on where that is from? Well, it’s “Big Brother” from the 1984 Superbowl ad by Apple. It is followed by:

…You’ll see why 1984 won’t be like 1984…

That is true. 2009 will be like 1984. Little did George Orwell know, but he was writing about Apple 25 years later…

Just like everyone else, I agree with the ruling. Psystar had to alter the program to run on another machine, therefore they should have to pay. But just because that happened, doesn’t mean Hackintosh is going away. Just underground. Apple won the battle – not the War.

I still think that if Apple put out a OSXPC version, put a price on it and followed with “No support”, people would flock. The independent PC support person would then be asked upon to learn and understand so they can fix these problems. Apple wins by adding a new revenue stream and also because it’s creating new jobs. We get an unsupported system for $129, but it might lead to our next computer purchase being an Apple product.

As for Psystar, maybe they’ll appeal, but most likely Apple will take the company down. Welcome to the corporate world. R.I.P. Psystar.

No more Hackintosh Netbook?

Posted by angelo at 9:57 PM on November 2, 2009

Well apparently according to some sources like PCWorld, the newest update of Snow Leopard will kill the Hackintosh. 10.6.2 will not run on the ATOM processor, therefore knocking out all the instruction sets for any netbook running that version. Therefore, you will have to stay in a lower level to keep the machine running.

I really don’t understand why Apple is so Anti-hack. iPhone bricks – Palm Pre doesn’t get iTunes – now the hobbiest is not allowed to play? What’s next: controlled net neutrality? (you think I’m kidding, but I would guess if Apple had it’s way, there would be an iNternet)

We get it, Apple: You had the contracts with UMax and Motorola. Macintosh clones of ten years ago where you pulled those licenses. You even go against Psystar so they don’t profit off your work. But going against the tinkerer? Going against the core Geek?

Remember Apple – you run on an Open Source architecture in FreeBSD. While I’m not saying you should Open the OS, you might find that giving people the option may turn them to Apple products faster. They will flock to something they are used to. What is to stop someone from writing code that could closely mimic the Apple OS? What about someone that just writes code to make an OS that could Rival MacOS? Android, perhaps?

And while I will not cry Antitrust on this, I do have to ask the question: Why would I go with something that is so closed? I am wondering if they should re-review their 1984 commercial where the woman ran down the aisle with a hammer to smash out conformity. Who would have thought the old guy on the screen was Apple itself?

BTW – there is no mention on if these instruction set changes will affect any desktop Hackintosh system. You might just be safe….

…for now…

GNC-2009-07-03 #490 Happy Indepence Day

Posted by geeknews at 12:57 AM on July 3, 2009

Have solved my FF crashing issue and we have show notes once again. My winning podcasters check in and are ready to roll. Lots of tech news tonight but I take a little time at the beginning of the podcast to talk about Q3 Advertising and how things are going on that front.

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Psystar Files Chapter 11

Posted by J Powers at 4:21 PM on May 26, 2009

Well this is a turn of events: Psystar filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy today. The Mac Observer says that it might be a sign their financial backers pulled out. In any case, this might be a stalemate Apple issue, since the lawsuit really won’t do anything if the company doesn’t have any money.

This might have been the best tactic. Apple puts up a lawsuit and lets the company sweat until the money dries up. Then there won’t be an issue and it all goes away in a fell swoop. I could then see this become fuel for those “Apple is a Monopoly” protesters.

Court will be held on June 5th to see where the money is divided up. Of course, someone could invest within the next couple weeks and put Psystar back on track. But who wants to go through that headache?

Of course, Psystar came onto the scene a year ago with a machine that came bundled with Mac OSX 10.5. Apple has been fighting in court to get Psystar to stop, while Psystar counter-sued Apple on Anti-trust grounds.

GNC-2009-04-17 #469 Time Warner Smack Down

Posted by geeknews at 2:08 AM on April 17, 2009

Time Warner did not have the guts to do the Interview, they are all scared of you folks but I have a lot of fun with the questions in the show. Should be good for a laugh for all, maybe not Time Warner. Actually I am surprised they have not shut off my Internet.

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