Welcome to Episode 35 of the Observed Tech PODCAST and the year 2012! This is our first episode for the new year and we appreciate all of your support in 2011 when you downloaded the PODCAST over 5,000 times.
In this show we discuss Tech Podcast Networks CES 2012 coverage which will be live streamed here at WindowsObserver.com; how your digital signature impacts your job hunt; IE improvements on Windows 7 but overall decline continues; wish list for Windows Phone in 2012; NASA’s Grail spacecraft enter lunar orbit; Xbox Live online safety controls; trying to spend a $1,000,000 bill; Facebooking a stolen ring; getting sued for your Twitter followers; Facebook says farewell to Internet Explorer 7; Verizon decides against $2 fee; using your bottom for ID; Arfa – world’s youngest MCP not doing well; If This Then That service; Windows Phone Marketplace passes 50,000 apps; Windows Phone SMS bug being fixed; 300 million mobile Facebook users; community wireless Internet project; spam at lowest level in three years; New York Times spams its own readers; cyber security is important to small businesses; businesses charging $100 to set-up your new PC; backup and restore coming to Windows Phone soon and Microsoft does not call you to fix your PC – it is a scam.
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!
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- What Job Seekers Need to Know in Today’s Digital Market (Mashable)
- A Great Start to 2012 for IE (Exploring IE Blog)
- Photo: Volcanic Activity in the Red Sea And Birth of a New Island (On Orbit)
- My 2012 Wish List for Windows Phone (Techie Buzz)
- Twin NASA probes start new year entering lunar orbit (MSNBC) Note: I mispoke on the show – they will study the moons gravity. Juno, a separate spacecraft, will study Jupiter’s magnetic signature.
- Xbox Live Online Safety Controls [How-to] (WP Central)
- Cops: Man tried to use $1,000,000 bill at Walmart (MSNBC)
- Facebook Photo of Stolen Ring Leads to Man’s Arrest [VIDEO] (Mashable)
- Meet the Writer Being Sued for His 17,000 Twitter Followers (Mashable)
- Facebook phasing out support for Internet Explorer 7 (ZD Net)
- Verizon backtracks on $2 fee, won’t make people pay to pay (Geek Wire)
- Rear-end recognition- Another step forward (or behind) for security (ZD Net)
- A message from Arfa- Remembering a remarkable girl who made a mark on Microsoft (Geek Wire)
- Ifttt, Create If Then Actions On The Internet (gHacks)
- Windows Phone Marketplace hits 50,000-app mark (Geek Diva MSDN Blog)
- Windows Phone SMS bug fix being tested by Microsoft, desktop software also affected (The Verge)
- Report- 300 million users now access Facebook via its mobile apps (The Next Web)
- Bristol’s community-built wireless network (Tech Radar)
- Spam at lowest levels in the past three years (Terry Zink’s Cyber Security Blog on MSDN)
- New York Times email meant for 300 people goes to eight million by mistake (Digital Trends)
- 5 reasons cybersecurity matters to small businesses (ZD Net)
- Buying a New PC: Don’t Get Ripped off by Unscrupulous Salesmen! (gHacks)
- Windows Phone job listing suggests new backup and restore features coming in next (The Verge)
- Microsoft Warns: ‘PC Maintenance’ Phone Call a Scam (InfoPackets)
WindowsObserver.com Week in Review:
- How Many Apps Are On Your Windows Phone Handset
- Theme: Beach Blast Off 2012 Fireworks
- TTT: Facebook Gift Card Scams
- Install the December 2011 Xbox 360 Console Update Offline
- Panoramic Software Updates moTweets for Windows Phone To Version 3.0
- Facebook Messenger for Windows 7 Officially Released
- WindowsObserver: 2011 Year in Review
- Day 14: Life From A Touch Perspective With Windows 8
- Out of Band Security Update for Vulnerability in ASP.NET Being Released Today
- Why Aren’t iOS and Android Developers Publishing Apps in Windows Phone Marketplace
Date Produced: 03 January 2012
Format: MP3, 128KBPS
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