Listen to this week’s podcast for a dose of tech news: The FAA is loosening the ban on electronics at take-off, and there’s a massive privacy bug in the iPhone’s iOS 7. Cranky Computer Nerd Rick Broida complains about the iPhone 5s: “Apple just played us all for suckers.”
The theme of this week’s episode is music. Nikole and I talk about how you can get a wealth of music on your smartphone. Specifically, we dive into Internet radio apps like Pandora, Songza, and the new iTunes Radio on the iPhone.
Consistent with our musical theme, our guest this week is none other than Kristin Hersh, chief architect of legendary alt rock bands Throwing Muses and 50 Foot Wave. Kristin talks about the new record, music, and the Internet.
If that’s not enough excitement for you, Kristin takes the Geek Trivia Quiz, where we veer off and talk about bird feeders, tugboats, and Froot Loops while she attempts to win a pair of fluffy unicorn slippers from ThinkGeek for listener Scott Prinz.
Enter the Tech Zone (it’s an expression we’re trying out on the show):