Ep. 186: The "what if all our oil leaks into the ocean?" episode Video
Here we go again. This week, a special pre-iPhone episode that we'll hate ourselves for in the morning.
We'll have some fun with what we can expect to see from Apple next year, and we won't say new iPads, iPhones and MacBooks. Plus, a special guest who can see the future!
Acer puts the pedal to the metal with the Ferrari 4000, a notebook that--like the Italian sports car--is powerful and turns heads.
Guess what this episode is all about? Plenty of Zune news, to be sure. First, Zune HD owners will be happy to hear that XviD support and a nifty onboard Smart DJ Mix feature are impending, amongst other things. Also, Slacker comes to the Windows Mobile OS...but does anyone care? Finally, we throw a little love the iPad's way. Oh, and we have a special guest visitor this week, but he's not saying much.
Android Atlas is one year old! We celebrate by doing the same thing we do every week, discussing the latest Android news. The new Google Wallet may already have a security hole and malware is becoming an issue for the platform. Meanwhile, game developers say that Android is to PC gaming what iOS is to consoles. Holy fragmentation, Batman! Does that mean that apps should now carry system requirements? In other news, Nvidia shows off its ambitiously named Project Kal-El and we overstep dual cores, going straight to quads! All of that, plus the answers to your Android OS questions on this week's episode of Android Atlas Weekly.
What should a modern car have? There are the obvious things, such as fuel economy, practical interior space, and drivability, but what about great cabin tech? We'll tell you the three most important amenities to look for by the dashboard.
Sony comes clean about six days after its network "intrusion" and admits that its hack attack actually led to the reveal of tens of millions of usernames, addresses, dates of birth, and maybe even passwords, security questions, and credit card numbers. So, that's a pretty bad day over at Sony. Also, Apple "comes clean" on its location data tracking, claiming that it's not happening, and even if it is happening, it's not that accurate, and even if it is that accurate, it's just so they can serve you better iAds. Wait, what?
Watch our special Mother's Day episode with featured guest and new mom Molly Wood.
We know it's not Halloween, but we here at MP3 Insider figured you could use a little horror in your life anyway. OK, so maybe it's a slow news week in MP3 player land, but that just happens to be the perfect excuse to rant about all the terrible choices portable audio device manufacturers have made over the years. But first, Donald and Jasmine eviscerate the awful packaging ensconcing the equally questionable earbuds from newcomer Ankit--trust us, if you've never watched the video before, it's worth it this time. Then, take a trip with us down memory lane that starts with the worst-ever MP3 player ever reviewed by CNET, and ends with a pair of unfortunate sneakers that never made it to market.
Yellow fever, space tourism, and a little thing called the iTunes Music Store. Yes, that's what they called it then.