HTD’s Tech News Snippets – July 22, 2010 (Flipboard, Google Voice, Router Hacks, Safari, AT&T & Twitter)

Some really interesting news floated by today. Flipboard is a pretty interesting iPad app. Be sure to check it out. But you may have some issues hooking up your Twitter and/or Facebook feeds. I’m still waiting…and waiting…and waiting for Google Voice to be approved. Is your home router hackable? Be sure to read the article and visit your router vendor’s site to see if they have a patch for your router. Beware of autofills on your router, especially Safari. And if you are in SF, your connection may soon get better. Lastly, you really should take a look at the Twitter mood visualization (bottom story).

Stories and my commentary below. Click through to see all of the comments:

  • New Flipboard iPad App On The Way – Response to Failed Launch
    When I saw “Flipboard” trending on Twitter and Robert Scoble talking about it and after reading about the concept and seeing the demo video, I immediately downloaded/installed the app. I encountered the 404 and 500 errors, server issues, no content showing up, but eventually was able to get my Facebook & Twitter logins recognized. I […]
  • Google Voice Gets Updated for Android/Blackberry – Where’s iOS?
    I think that it is time for Apple to loosen up a bit and allow Google Voice in to the iPhone App store. We have Skype and Fring which almost “duplicate” functionality AND they work through 3G. I’m sure Apple has their reasons, but I think it is time to move on and just let […]
  • Is your Router at Home Hackable (or Hacked)?
    There is a new exploit out there that affects numerous (millions!) of routers sitting at home. If infected, your router will start popping up ads and other popups on your home computers. It seems that it is a bit complicated to remove as well (involves factory resets and reconfigs). Check your router manufacturer website for […]
  • Don’t Use AutoFill In Your Browser
    So Safari is vulnerable to a hack that lets malicious sites grab personal information from the AutoFill fields (read the article). I really recommend that you simply don’t use any autofill functionality in any browser. I’m almost to the point to doing pure “private browsing” all of the time. It’s amazing what is saved by […]
  • Can’t Wait for AT&T’s 3G Upgrades in San Francisco
    I struggle with data connections in San Francisco, where I work. This is encouraging news from AT&T. I do hope that the 3G upgrades will make a big difference. Also thinking that if and when iPhone is available on Verizon, that people may leave AT&T, thus freeing up more bandwidth for ME!Clipped from www.electronista.comAT&T: San […]
  • Twitter Visualization Shows More Happy West Coast & a Weird US Map
    This is one of the cooler visualizations that I have seen. First, it uses Twitter data to gauge people’s moods, then it overlays Census information, redraws the US map using the volume of tweets, and a bunch of other mojo to create a really interesting visualization. Watch the video too!Clipped from mashable.comTime-Lapse Twitter Visualization Shows […]

HTD says: Pretty neat stuff, no?

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