Extra-long show this week with Tim, David, and Owen discussing the shut down of TUAW and Joystiq by AOL, paid product placement, SEGA pulling out of PC gaming, Dave and Busters, AlienWare Alpha, Comcast, the FCC, Amazon, and more on Carbon Copy Cloner. Plus feedback from Donny, Tom, Erick, and Peter!
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The digital age of book reading has been great for me, a voracious reader since the age of seven. To be able to find, download, and begin to read a book within a matter of minutes is nothing short of amazing. When it happened, I could not make the switch from paper books to the digital variety fast enough.
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Recently, I was at my aunt and uncle’s house for a family gathering. They had purchased Disney’s Frozen through FIOS OnDemand for the kids to watch. The kids loved it, but it made me consider the question of whether or not you should purchase video content through your cable provider. Why? Isn’t it the same as buying through iTunes or Amazon? I would argue it is not. Here’s why.
The Apple Event has come and gone, and Tim and David discuss the what’s what. Also, Amazon drops the Fire Phone in price, Samsung gets no press love for the Galaxy Note 4, and Tim discuss the Clash of Clans type of games on the App Store.
Manchester United, Premier League, Arcade Games, FotoMagic Contest Winner, Etherpad fail, and Tech-Ninjas! All that and more on TechFan Podcast 174
Tim and David discuss what WWDC means for Apple, rather than going over each new feature introduced this week. We also delve into how the announcements and new OS’s could have a profound impact on the home console market. All that, plus an email from John Nemo sparks a discussion on in-app purchasing and how Android and Window users are getting shafted by an OPEN system.
Tim Robertson and David Cohen discuss the battle between Amazon and Hachette, as well as the business of book publishers and digital downloads in general. With WWDC coming right up, the guys also discuss what to expect Apple will announce this coming Monday.
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Tim and David discuss Diablo III and David’s off-line experience, and the news of ComiXology getting purchased by Amazon, and the changes to the comic book seller.
Tim and David spend a lot of time on iOS gaming, in-app purchasing, and more. Amazon is also rumored to be on the cusp of releasing an “Amazon Phone”, and the guys try to decide if that’s a good idea or not. Finally, Tim is sick of the allergies, so if you have a remedy, please let him know!
Guy Serle from the MyMac Podcast joins Tim and David for a spirited episode of TechFan. WhatApp is now owned by FaceBook, we discuss Google+, advertising during online videos, Cortana from Halo coming to Windows Phone, Tesla and Apple, and much more!
Is iOS a fad? Could it fall victim to the next big thing? Also, what are the ethics of downloading video, either television programs or movies, of content that you also buy. Tim and David discuss that and more on this episode of TechFan.
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Old business models are the topic of choice this week, as Tim and David discuss the wireless carriers, RIM, Amazon, and much more.
Five years after the iPhone, carriers are the biggest threat to innovation
Apple’s January 19th education event brings the iPad to the forefront as an educational tool to replace textbooks and classroom computers. Apple is once again focusing on the K-12 education market, a market it dominated in the early 1980’s with the Apple II. But is the iPad really the device Apple is focusing on here? Or is there another device in Apple’s future that this event is paving the way for? I think Apple needs a new device, I call the ePad.