Apple announced their sixth iPhone – the aptly-named iPhone 5, Twitter is forced to hand over the private messages of an Occupy protester, and Microsoft gives all of its employees a Windows RT tablet. When reached for comment, employees said, and I quote, “Horray.” All this and the proper way to use “Bing” as a verb in episode 37 of Technophilia: Go Bing Yourself.
MakeUseOf writers live all over the world. Every week, three of these writers virtually get together to talk about the latest technology news and what they’ve been up to. It’s called Technophilia, and while it’s not officially part of MakeUseOf – and is occasionally profane – it’s an entertaining way to keep up with technology news.
As always, the headlines:
- The iPhone 5 is here, and it’s the biggest product launch since day 6 of creation. We contemplate just how big the news is, together. Check out Justin’s column on this momentous occasion if you want to know more immediately. I know you do.
- Twitter handed over the personal message of an Occupy protester. Justin suggests a way for companies to avoid
- Archive.org just added every news show since 2009 to their site. You read that correctly, and it’s seriously amazing; check it out
- A former UK Dragons Den applicant used the DMCA to silence a competitor. That law is way too easy to abuse.
- (Dave) Internet Explorer users have yet another reason to switch browsers: a new Zero-day exploit could give bad folks full access to your computer.
- Google goes hipster and buys Snapseed, because every major tech company should offer a photo-ruining service.
- An American judge can’t lift the ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1, even though she wants to.
- Canada is third world according to Netflix. Between this and the NHL lockout it’s a dark time to be Canadian.
- Demonoid said There’s still hope, but we are not coming back soon.
- The WiiU is coming; we discuss the new TV service and whether it will sell like the Wii.
- Every Microsoft employee gets an RT Windows 8 tablet. James thinks this is because they can’t sell them.
- The nanny scam reveals the perils of doing business online.
- And finally, Microsoft is responsible for the worst product placement in history: