Steve Jobs Passes, iPhone 4S, and Facebook Changes on PCWorld Podcast #125

PCWorld Editors Ginny Mies, Mark Sullivan, Nate Ralph, and Jason Cross briefly discuss the passing of Steve Jobs at the age of 56. Jobs was an incon the likes of which comes along only once every few generations, and was both likeable and infuriating in the way only true visionaries are.

After that brief look at his important life, we move on to discussing the iPhone 4S announced this week, and the Facebook announcements from last week. We even answer a reader mail from a blind listener in Scotland who wants to know more about the accessibility features in Windows 8.

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Cloud Printing Woes, Where Not to Buy Ink, and Windows 8 on PCWorld Podcast #124

Join PCWorld Editors Melissa Riofrio, Melissa Perenson, Nate Ralph, and Jason Cross as we discuss the sorry state of Cloud Printing and what could be done about it. Melissa Riofrio also dives into some shopping research she's been doing, and lets you know where you buy our ink and toner (and where not to).

Microsoft's BUILD Windows conference is next week, where the company will finally reveal much about Windows 8. The gang talks about what we know so far and what we hope to learn.

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Steve Jobs Resigns From Apple, HP TouchPad Fire Sale, and New Cameras, Too

Host Melissa Perenson is joined by Nick Mediati, Ginny Mies, and Tim Moynihan as we discuss the latest news stories of the week. How will Steve Jobs' resignation impact Apple, and the tech world beyond? What was the craze like that followed HP's TouchPad price drop to a bargain basement $99? And which of the new bevy of cameras from Canon, Nikon, and Sony are most interesting?

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Adobe Edge and HTML5, Google+ Shedding Users, and Those Dumb IE Users on PCWorld Podcast #122

Ed Albro, Melissa Perenson, Tim Moynihan, and Jason Cross gather around the podcast table to talk about some of the latest news stories this week. Does Adobe's Edge tool signal the death of Flash and the prominant rise of HTML5? Are people already losing interest in Google+, or is it just that the initial gold-rush wave of early adopters is over? A recent study showed that Internet Explorer users are dumber than those that use other browsers; only the study and the company that conducted it were both fake, proving that it's tech journalists that are dumb (or at least lazy and rushed).

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Apple's Great Fortune and Less-Great OS X Lion, and the Death of Google Labs on PCWorld Podcast #121

Nate Ralph, Nick Mediati, and Jason Cross gripe a bit about some of the changes Apple has made in its latest version of OS X, Lion. That hasn't stopped the company from making record profits in the last quarter, though. We also lament the closing of Google Labs, which has been the public incubation chamber for many of our favorite google products. Gmail, Google Maps, Google Earth, and other everyday google products started out in Labs, but it's the off-the-wall stuff that we may miss the most.

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TouchType's Joe Braidwood talks with us about SwiftKey X, Android, and Spotify on the PCWorld Podcast #120

Joe Braidwood, CMO of TouchType stops by to chat with us about SwiftKey X, their just-launched replacement keyboard for Android phones and tablets. It should be an improvement over the already highly-regarded original SwiftKey, and the tablet version is one of the first full-featured Android 3.0 tablet replacement keyboards.

Melissa Perenson and Jason Cross also chat with Joe about the U.S. launch of Spotify, the Toshiba Thrive, and the iRiver Story HD, the first E-Reader to tightly integrate with Google Books.

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HP TouchPad, Facebook Video Chat, and Google+ on PCWorld Podcast #119

This week, we give you the skinny on the promising-but-not-great HP TouchPad, before potificating at length about social media. Facebook just released video chat and other chat tweaks, and Google has certainly found a following with its latest attempt to get social media right: Google+. We're all cautiously optimistic about its future.

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