Welcome to Episode 28 of the Observed Tech PODCAST.
It was a busy week on the site and in the tech world. In this episode we talk Facebook security both vulnerabilities and new features to improve on it; Nokia World 11; an online safety survey/self test; fake antivirus attacks are decreasing; Windows Phone 7.7 rollout goes 100%; Microsoft Security Essentials in 33 languages; HP sticking with PC’s; New York Times praise for Windows Phone 7; the FeedBeater service; deleting Promoted Tweets from your timeline; stats on ownership of tablet computers; Spammers creating their own short URL services to hide their wares; Facebook’s gamers outnumber Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo combined; tools to protect small businesses from cyber attacks; BMW allowing cars talk to each other; Kinect Fun Labs Air band Module for free; Windows Phone Inner Circle Tour; Webcams live from Statue of Liberty; a Nikon D300S heads to orbit and returns; Windows Phone Marketplace over 35,000 apps; Netflix launching in UK next year as its stock drops and users flee in droves this year and why you should give up Windows XP for good.
As usual we wrap up with a look at the past week on WindowsObserver.com
Links to all the stories and sources are in the show notes below.
Enjoy and as always thanks for listening!
- Facebook Says 600,000 Accounts Compromised Per Day (Mashable)
- Everything you need to know from Nokia World ’11 (WP Central)
- Measuring your level of online safety (Terry Zink’s Cyber Security Blog)
- Number of fake antivirus attacks has decreased considerably, researchers say (InfoWorld)
- Updates- delivering to Telefonica, scheduling Deutsche Telekom (Windows Phone Blog)
- Download Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows 7, Vista, XP in 33 languages (Windows Club)
- HP planning to stick with Microsoft for Windows 8 tablets (WinRumors)
- Facebook Adds Two New Security Features – Trusted Friends and Application Pass (Techie Buzz)
- The New York Times Applauds Windows Phone 7 (Windows Phone Thoughts)
- FeedBeater Creates RSS Feeds and Email Alerts for Any Web Site (How To Geek)
- HOWTO- Delete Promoted Tweets From Your Twitter Timeline (All Twitter)
- 1 out of 10 American adults own a tablet computer (Digital Trends)
- Spammers create and launch URL shortening services to hide links (Digital Trends)
- Facebook has ‘more gamers than Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony combined’ (TechRadar)
- New tool helps protect small businesses from cyber attack (InfoWorld)
- BMW creates a way for cars to talk to other cars (Digital Trends)
- Kinect Fun Labs Air Band Module Goes Free (Team Xbox)
- Windows Phone Inner Circle is heading to a city near you (WP Central)
- Web Cams Will Stream Live Views From the Top of the Statue of Liberty (Mashable)
- Students send Nikon D300S into space (TechRadar)
- Windows Phone Marketplace hits 35,000 applications after a year (WinRumors)
- Netflix UK launch set for 2012 (TechRadar)
- Netflix Stock Plummets 27% Following Earnings Report (Mashable)
- Netflix Loses 800,000 Customers in Quarter (Mashable)
- Online Safety- Why You Should Give Up Windows XP For Good (Updated) (How To Geek)
WindowsObserver.com Week in Review:
- Windows XP Turns 10 – Now Get Rid of It!
- Grab A Kinect for Xbox 360 at Just $120 From Amazon
- Welcome to Our New Editor In Chief at WindowsObserver.com
- Xbox Live Silver Users Now Have Access to Need For Speed The Run Demo
- Final Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack Released
- Sneaking A Peek At The Future of Productivity
- Redbox Announces Fee Increase for DVD Rentals
- Windows Phone Insider App for Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
- Computer Maintenance on Your Home PC
- Klout Implements New Scoring Model and Users Panic
- Fall Garden Theme October 2011
- 5 FREE Ways to Share Really Large Files Online
- Set Up Your Own Pseudo Picture Sharing Service
Date Produced: 31 October 2011
Format: MP3, 128KBPS
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