Ep. 97 – Not another “gate”



Just when you thought it was safe to dip back into Internet message boards, there are more “gates” abounding Apple’s latest iPhone 7 release.  There’s now hissgate, yellowgate, and scratchgate for the new Jet Black model. Is it much ado about nothing or is there something to the Internet’s complaints therein?  This week the guys tackle some of the “gates” and what they might mean.

Samsung officially launched a recall of the Note 7 through the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. It’s official now – you can’t buy or sell a Samsung Note 7 until they’ve worked out a fix and repaired or replaced your Note 7 device.  Samsung claims they’ll have a fix in place by September 21st (or 23rd depending on who you read) and then things will be hunky-dory once again in Samsung-land.  Is it too little too late?  Will they be able to rebuild the trust that’s lost in the brand and the Note line at this point?

Amazon unveiled it’s new Alexa device this past week – the Echo Dot version 2.0.  What’s new? That’s not entirely clear (other than a snazzy new color; white) and a welcome price break from $100 to $50.  Heck, they’re even selling ’em by the pack; you can pickup 6-for-the-price-of-5 or 12-for-the-price-of-10.  What a deal!

Finally – what the heck parents??!  Some people out there are convinced that forcing their children to drink bleach and take bleach enemas can quite possibly “cure” them of autism!  If you want all of the nitty-gritty details you really need to check out this Vice article – it’s absolutely heartbreaking that there are people out there that honestly believe in this. http://www.vice.com/read/parents-are-giving-their-children-bleach-enemas-to-cure-them-of-autism-311

What we love

Jeff loves his Comply Foam earphone tip replacements for his new headphones (check out Ep. 96 if you want to learn about the headphones in question): http://amzn.to/2dbM5Dp

Jacob loves his Adobe CC Photography subscription for access to Lightroom and Photoshop: http://www.adobe.com/creativecloud.html

Todd hates iTunes, but loves the music organization app Media Monkey: http://www.mediamonkey.com/


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