Tech tAUk Reloaded #13: The Sky is Falling!

Tech tAUk Reloaded
Josh thinks that the number 13 is actually a lucky number, though Doug disagrees. But nevertheless, on this auspicious day (11/12/13, anyone?), we bring you our thirteenth episode of Tech tAUk Reloaded, with a rather ominous title.

Our tech headlines this week:

We then take a look at a relatively-unnoticed newcomer on the mobile OS scene, Firefox OS, which is taking aim at the low-cost, overseas smartphone market. We note some press reviews of the ZTE Open, the first official Firefox OS device, and some of the underlying web-based technologies powering the new OS.

Finally, Josh offers a few of his assorted thoughts after installing OS X Mavericks, and Douglas offers a review of Fantastical for Mac and Fantastical for iOS, the latter of which is an acclaimed and highly-functional replacement app for the built-in iOS Calendar app.

Episode Duration: 54:15
On This Episode: Douglas Bell and Josh Feldman
Direct Download: Tech tAUk Reloaded #13 (27.7 MB AAC)
Alternate Download: Tech tAUk Reloaded #13 (26 MB MP3)

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About Douglas Bell

I live in Washington, D.C., and work as a Broadcast Technician at WAMU 88.5 FM, the local NPR affiliate in the Washington metro area. My primary shift is to engineer the local feed of NPR’s Morning Edition, including local news and weather, long-form features and station breaks… and yes, the shift starts at 5 am, so I’ve got the whole quasi-nocturnal thing going on. I am also the Coordinating Producer for Ken Rudin’s Political Junkie, an independently-produced podcast and public radio program. Extracurricularly, I play cello, and participate in a church choir and a handbell choir. I enjoy discovering new places, and am constantly searching for the perfect cheeseburger. I am also known as a frequent teller of puns.