Linked by Kroc Camen on Sun 12th Jun 2011 20:17 UTC
Podcasts In an attempt to be current it's a new OSNews podcast episode! Trendy, current topics covered thus, are: A little bit of pre-banter on Windows 8, Microsoft's purchase of Skype for 8 BILLION DOLLARS, Apple's iOS5 / iCloud announcements, and repetitive imagination strain going on at E3.
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Apple Tech Verbs
by HappyGod on Mon 13th Jun 2011 05:14 UTC
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Podcasting anyone?

Ironic that you couldn't think of the podcast as an Apple verb ... in a podcast ;-)

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RE: Apple Tech Verbs
by Kroc on Mon 13th Jun 2011 07:11 UTC in reply to "Apple Tech Verbs"
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2005-11-10

I did think of this, but didn’t get around to saying it; plus it’s not a term Apple invented themselves.

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RE[2]: Apple Tech Verbs
by HappyGod on Mon 13th Jun 2011 08:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Apple Tech Verbs"
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Tech verbs are coined by the users not the inventors.

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Comment by kovacm
by kovacm on Mon 13th Jun 2011 05:52 UTC
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2010-12-16

nice episode! ;)

...btw maybe Microsoft buy Skype for name...
...and maybe Microsoft change name of company to Skype ;) ;) ;)
(this would be the best use of Skype ;) )

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RE: Comment by kovacm
by Lennie on Mon 13th Jun 2011 13:01 UTC in reply to "Comment by kovacm"
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Actually many people joked:

Skype & .Net -> SkyNet

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RE: Comment by kovacm
by ebasconp on Mon 13th Jun 2011 20:27 UTC in reply to "Comment by kovacm"
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OT: I like your ATARI avatar ;)

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"three lines..."
by kovacm on Mon 13th Jun 2011 06:10 UTC
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2010-12-16

About "little tiny bars with three lines on it for pulling up..." same symbol you will find on original iPhone 2007 in contact > favorites > edit - this is standard symbol for "drag-able" objects (same on Mac OS X for years...).

about "Smart Cover" - if you use Mac OS for last 20 years you would notice that Apple integrate all best 3rd party independent extension in each new version of Mac OS. This is good ;)

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Comment by kovacm
by kovacm on Mon 13th Jun 2011 07:07 UTC
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2010-12-16

great, great ! ;)

you already mention all this in show but more details on:

iCloud: How vs. What
http://www.mondaynote.com/2011/06/12/icloud/

Why Microsoft has made developers horrified about coding for Windows 8
http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2011/06/html5-centric-windows...

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Notifications and iOS
by henderson101 on Tue 14th Jun 2011 10:48 UTC
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I think the new iOS notifications have more to do with Apple hiring Peter Hajas and integrating his MobileNotifier project, rather than Android directly.... http://www.redmondpie.com/mobilenotifier-how-ios-5-notifications-sh...

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RE: Notifications and iOS
by Neolander on Tue 14th Jun 2011 13:01 UTC in reply to "Notifications and iOS"
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2010-03-08

Well, considering that work on MobileNotifier has begun in late 2010 [1][2], I think it's safe to say that it was itself heavily inspired by the notification system of... well, just about every other mobile OS out there at the time, Android included.

But it's not exactly a big deal, frankly. Good ideas SHOULD be copied, except when patent insanity makes the cost unbearable.

[1] http://www.peterhajas.com/blog/2010/9/22/looking-ahead-mobilenotifi...
[2] https://github.com/peterhajas/MobileNotifier/commits/master?page=13

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No eating, please
by vodoomoth on Wed 15th Jun 2011 19:19 UTC
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2010-03-30

Just one thing guys: DO NOT EAT on a frickin podcast, seriously. I've just started to listen to this episode and only a few minutes into it and both guys have been eating! Really, it's not like it's a live cannot-be-edited podcast. Want to feel full? Do it before the show. Want to feel empty? Again, do it before the show if you can't hold it.

I've listened to the whole podcast series several times just for hearing some English in the English-phobic country that France is and I had already noticed, several times, noises of fork vs plate fights, or phones ringing, or cats meowing, etc. The casual, unscripted, bar-counter-discussion side that you once attached to the show is absolutely no excuse for these... distractions. The cat is another story though.

Why do you treat the podcast like that? Anyway, if I were Tess, I would be pissed off. I'm not a co-host and I'm already pissed off 6 minutes into the thing.

Don't get sloppy. Please.

Edited 2011-06-15 19:20 UTC

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RE: No eating, please
by Kroc on Wed 15th Jun 2011 20:24 UTC in reply to "No eating, please"
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2005-11-10

The Windows 8 discussion was actually done before we started the show. Thus we were drinking tea / coffee and munching before the recording, but often we end up slipping into a good discussion before we're ready and I didn't want to leave it out.

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RE[2]: No eating, please
by tessmonsta on Fri 17th Jun 2011 16:44 UTC in reply to "RE: No eating, please"
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2009-07-16

Yeah, we need to be careful about that in the future. I don't think I even *had* breakfast before recording...

Usually I try to sip some coffee myself during the pod given the early hour we record. I usually use my mic mute switch to keep down the noise. This time, however, I think I forgot to point Skype at my headset and it used the laptop mic instead. Oh well, Pazi's contribution was splendid. ^_^;;

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Actual contents
by vodoomoth on Wed 15th Jun 2011 20:48 UTC
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2010-03-30

Kroc said that no one has really made accessing one's data and HD over the web simple enough. The thing is that Opera did just that: you only need their browser (of course!) with Opera Unite and any of the Web server, File sharing and/or File Inbox apps. The configuration is just a root path to indicate. Other than that, your data is accessible from any Internet-capable device. But there's a catch: AFAIK, the data transit through their servers. There is also a hitch: their API/framework/paradigm/whatnot is flawed and all apps are dreadful black holes that eat resources like nothing I've seen before. Too many status update requests back to their servers; the requests end up piling up and killing both the client browser and the machine server. Good idea turned badly implemented.

Thom's got an iPad, that's shocking news.

Well, it was a very funny show, probably the funniest (hassonybeenhackedthisweek.com, priceless!) And with great contributions from an inspired Tess (and her roommate's thing of beauty...).

Last, is "extro" a word?

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RE: Actual contents
by Kroc on Thu 16th Jun 2011 07:35 UTC in reply to "Actual contents"
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2005-11-10

Last, is "extro" a word?


No, not really, it's just a bit of humour. "Extro" is the obvious opposite to "Intro" like the opposite of "Entrance" is "Extrance" ;)

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