Computer Talk Radio weekly show for the broadcast week starting May 11th, 2013. Our nerdy host, Benjamin Rockwell, takes to the microphone first with the latest tech news highlights, including Internet taxation, surgery via iPads, Sim City’s recent dismal release, and more. Benjamin then takes a field trip to a motorcycle parts company (Two Brothers Racing) that has made a successful venture into the iPhone and iPad case realm, utilizing high end CNC machines to make aluminum cases that can mount on your motorcycle, bicycle, car dash, and more. Megan and Bernard describe some of RokForms design concepts, the magnets, clips, cradles, and more, and give an insight into the production world. Deb Shadovitz then joins Benjamin to discuss some recent claims about Apple, the iPad, and iPhone being dead, and note that statistics don’t show that, and that there appears to be some manipulation on claims from many people in the industry. Benjamin then reviews the Kensington Proximo, a key tracker for your iPhone / iPad, and vice versa, and notes some strengths in the concept. Benjamin then takes on a few questions that he had with listener Erin, and notes that the latest release of Windows 8 is doing dismally, and that people may be interested in the downgrade option to Windows 7. Steve Keske then joins to mention a few items like an app that will read stories to your kids based on dots on the pajamas that they are wearing to bed, a charger for your iPhone based on thermal charging, and 3D Medical printing. Benjamin closes with a scathing commentary against those that would seek to ban 3D printing because of a recent development of a man to print a 3D gun, the Liberator.

Additional audio from the show is located on the podcast (available to the left lower side of the screen).

Note:  Some information in this weeks show was based on statistics reported at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_operating_systems.  There are a number of groups that present and interpret data pertaining to market share of various operating systems.  After review and comparison, Benjamin Rockwell, of Computer Talk Radio, has determined that the most likely reasonable source of unbiased statistical analysis of market share is Net Applications, of which the easiest graphs are available at Wikipedia.

 

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