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Why Bill Gates must leave Microsoft, is iOS 7 the buggiest iOS yet? Is Chromecast blowing it? http://live.twit.tv/

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We'll keep you up to date on the most important stories in the tech world, and put them in context for you.

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tmSteve Ballmer leaving Microsoft is not enough for some. Reuters reports three of the top 20 Microsoft investors are calling for Bill Gates to step down as Chairman of Microsoft's Board. One concern is that Gates influences decision out of proportion to his 4.5% share of stock and that he prevents adoption of new strategies and would limit a new CEO. USA Today reports some analysts think investors just want better capital allocation, aka more dividends for investors. Coincidentally The Verge points oiut that three of the top 20 investors also reportedly recommended Ford CEO Alan Mulally for the MS job, though it's not know whether it was the same three.http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/10/01/uk-microsoft-gates-investors-idUKBRE9901GZ20131001

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slApple's highly anticipated and also not yet announced iPad Mini with a high-resolution "retina" display may be facing serious supply chain issues, sources tell Reuters. Apple's supply chain is reportedly only now gearing up to make retina displays for the iPad Mini, which means the gadgets could be available in only limited quantities this year, and the company may miss the year-end holiday shopping season altogether.http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/02/us-apple-mini-suppliers-idUSBRE99104H20131002

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iaAfter reports that some iMessage users could not send messages, Apple issued a statement to the WSJ saying that the company is aware of that there are issues with iMessage since the iOS 7 update last month. Apple says that the problem "affects a fraction of a percent" of iMessage users. If you're experiencing iMessage woes, some reports say rebooting the device or signing in and out of iMessage could fix the issue. http://arstechnica.com/apple/2013/10/apple-imessage-problems-to-be-fixed-in-upcoming-ios-7-update/

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tmTwo months after launch, ChromeCast finally got it's fifth app, alongside Netflix, YouTube and the Google PLay video and music. Hulu Plus for Android and iOS now has a Chromecast button to let you watch your Hulu Plus shows, movies, and Ads on your TV screen.http://allthingsd.com/20131002/chromecast-adds-hulu-to-its-modest-app-collection/

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slHey, wanna talk about the next-gen Apple TV again? The one that nobody really knows anything about? Well, Multichannel News reports the company has hired Jean-François Mulé, former senior VP of technology development at CableLabs for the last two years, for the job of Apple's engineering director, and MCN reports he worked on a number of IP-based projects like DOCSIS 3.0 and second screen technology. Let the rumor flags fly!http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/01/apple-hires-former-cablelabs-exec-sets-tv-rumor-alert-level-to/

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iaThere's a new exploit in the wild that affects all supported versions of Internet Explorer. The vulnerability called CVE-2013-3893 has been integrated into the pen testing tool, Metasploit. The exploit was addressed by Microsoft when it released a temporary "Fix it" tool that requires users to download and patch their systems themselves. Microsoft has yet to issue a permanent patch for the exploit. http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57605601-83/internet-explorer-exploit-release-could-trigger-a-surge-in-attacks/

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tmDon't trust cloud service providers with your data anymore? Western Digital has an answer for you. The MyCloud is a hard drive that offers password-protected access to data over the Internet via any mobile or desktop device. It uses 128-bit AES encryption, the ability to share links and compatibility with DLNA streaming devices. MyCloud starts at $149 for 2TB of capacity. Models with 3TB and 4TB of capacity sell for $179.99 and $249.99, respectively.http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9242876/WD_rolls_out_secure_My_Cloud_drive_media_hub

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slRevenge porn' is now illegal California, after Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill making it legally uncool to post explicit pictures of people online without their permission. Those who attempt to humiliate a former partner with "revenge porn" will now face up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. Previously, the issue could only be tackled case by case, and only by the victims suing their persecutors.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2441489/Revenge-porn-Posting-explicit-pictures-exes-online-lead-jail-sentence.html

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tmAccording to security researcher Brian Krebs, the FBI has charged Silk Road's alleged operator Ross Ulbricht, aka, Dread Pirate Roberts with conspiracy to traffic narcotics, computer hacking conspiracy, and conspiracy to launder money. The Silk Road website has been replaced by an FBI domain name seizure announcement. Silk Road's online market is alleged to have been an online conduit for illegal sales of drugs.http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/10/02/fbi-seizes-alleged-drugs-marketplace-silk-road/

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SOURCEhttp://krebsonsecurity.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/UlbrichtCriminalComplaint.pdf

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iaFacebook is giving its mobile app advertisers more actions in their ads to get people to actually interact with those ads. Previously, advertisers had one option, "Install now." Now, advertisers will be able to include seven more actions including "Open Link," "Book Now," and "Play Game." HotelTonight is one of the first companies to get to use the new tools. http://mashable.com/2013/10/01/facebook-mobile-app-ads-call-to-action/

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iaExclusive: Time for Gates to go, some top Microsoft investors tell board http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/01/us-microsoft-gates-investors-idUSBRE9901H320131001

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- Reuters reports that three of the top 20 investors in MS are trying to get Bill Gates to step down as chairman of MS
- Reuters says There is no indication that Microsoft's board would listen to the three investors,
- Those three investors collectively hold more than 5 percent of the company's stock, according to the sources, while Gates owns about 4.5 percent of MS. (He's still the largest individual shareholder).
- The three investors are concerned that Gates' presence on the board would block the adoption of new strategies and would limit the power of a new CEO to make substantial changes.
- In particular, they point to Gates' role on the special committee searching for Ballmer's successor.
- The three investors are concerned about how much power Gates has considering his current shareholdings (he once held 49% of the company, now he's got 4.5%)

Q: Does dumping Bill Gates make any sense to you?

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tmChromecast Adds Hulu to Its Modest App Collectionhttp://allthingsd.com/20131002/chromecast-adds-hulu-to-its-modest-app-collection/

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Hulu Plus joins the apps for Android and iOS that have Chromecast built-in
- Two months since launch, first app added
- Netflix, YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV, Google Music
Q: How's Chromecast looking?

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slNew Spin on Video Chats Brings More to the Partyhttp://allthingsd.com/20131001/new-spin-on-video-chats-brings-more-to-the-party/

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Friends Without Benefits - Vanity Fair articlehttp://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2013/09/social-media-internet-porn-teenage-girlsmention

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- Spin is new video-chat service for mobile devices - free. up to 10 parties in a single chat session (called a "gathering"), no acct required.
- made by Net Power & Light, which produces apps for education. ios apps live, android slated for early 2014
- share photos and videos during a chat. pinch and zoom to enlarge to toggle between group or individuals
- video chat (VC) big with the younger set
q: serious competitor to facetime, skype?

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tmApple: iMessage problems to be fixed in upcoming iOS 7 updatehttp://arstechnica.com/apple/2013/10/apple-imessage-problems-to-be-fixed-in-upcoming-ios-7-update/

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iMessages to Nowhere?http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2013/10/01/imessages-to-nowhere/

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Look how many Apple employees are reading 9to5Mac from iOS 7.0.3http://9to5mac.com/2013/10/01/look-how-many-apple-employees-are-reading-9to5mac-from-ios-7-0-3/

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- Apple to WSJ: “We are aware of an issue that affects a fraction of a percent of our iMessage users, and we will have a fix available in an upcoming software update"
- Fixes: Reboot device, sign in and out of iMessage, turn off iMessage, reset network settings
- iOS patched twice. 7.03 in the works acc. 9to5Mac server logs
Q: Normal new iOS bug shakeout or gimpy release?
6.0 9/19 5.0 10/12 4.0 6/21
6.01 11/1 (42 days) 5.01 11/10 (29 days) 4.01 7/15 (24 days)
6.02 12/18 (89 days) 4.02 8/11 (51 days)

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iaApple Snags CableLabs Exec to Work on “Something Big” http://allthingsd.com/20131002/apple-snags-cablelabs-exec-to-work-on-something-big/

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CableLabs Exec Joins Apple
http://www.multichannel.com/distribution/cablelabs-exec-joins-apple/145820

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- MediaChannel News reports that Apple snagged CableLabs exec Jean-François Mulé
- He is now an engineering director at Apple
- Mulé shared the info via LinkdedIn saying that he joined Apple in September and that he will be “challenged, inspired and part of something big” at Apple.
- From its About page CableLabs "is a non-profit research and development consortium that is dedicated to pursuing new cable telecommunications technologies and to helping its cable operator members integrate those technical advancements into their business objectives."
- Mule's career: Mulé spent the last two years as senior vice president of technology development at CableLabs. Earlier at CableLabs Mulé also served as VP of IP technologies and services, director of the PacketCable Architecture, and chief architect.

Q: Does this latest hire make you think that mythical Apple television is any closer to reality?

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slFitbit to strengthen offerings with new fitness band -- reporthttp://www.theverge.com/2013/10/2/4794088/this-is-the-fitbit-force-a-smarter-fitness-tracking-watch

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- the Force will be a step up from current fitness band, the Flex.
- will feature a built-in altimeter that measures your present altitude.
- more stats on your fitness regime through "Floors" that tells you how many flights of stairs you've climbed each day.
- altimeter and an option to view the time with its Fitbit One clip, but easily lost
- verge has imgs that show better display over the Flex, and it's also partially water-resistant.
- will have physical button to toggle stats.
- Force is also a watch. It'll be available in both black and blue-ish "slate" colors, and will come in small and large sizes.
q: are we getting closer to the perfect fitness band?

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Scientists use lightning bolt to charge mobile phone (KAPT_Kipper)http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24347185

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The world’s craziest toothbrush cleans your teeth in six seconds and is 3D printed (TPorter2)http://qz.com/129919/the-worlds-craziest-toothbrush-cleans-your-teeth-in-six-seconds-and-is-3d-printed/

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Microsoft touts browser gaming with Web-based relaunch of Win95’s Hoverhttp://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/10/microsoft-touts-browser-gaming-with-web-based-relaunch-of-windows-95s-hover/

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Microsoft opens Windows 8.1 preorders before Oct. 18 launchhttp://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-57605614-92/microsoft-opens-windows-8.1-preorders-before-oct-18-launch/

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Warcraft' movie slated for December 18th, 2015 release - will be directed by Duncan Jones, the filmmaker behind the critically acclaimed sci-fi thrillers Moon and Source Code. http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/1/4792838/warcraft-movie-dated-for-december-18-2015

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Hi all,

I was listening to your recent discussions about Steam and the fight for the living room.

One problem the PC gaming market has, in comparison to consoles, is fragmentation. The 360 and PS3 continue (and likely will continue for some time yet) to put out excellent looking games … despite the fact that their graphics chips are, at this point, laughable compared to those available for the PC. On the consoles, the developers know more-or-less exactly what drivers and hardware they are working with for every instance of the platform.

I PC gamers are excited about the Steam consoles but we are also accustomed to checking for “System Requirements” on the side of the box before we buy.

The “Steambox” itself may be standardized somewhat; however, if I want to roll my own, will it be comparable to building a hackintosh (where my hands are largely tied on hardware choices)? It starts to lose some of its attractiveness to gaming rig enthusiasts if that is the case.

Thanks for the great show.


Winston Evans
Ottawa

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