Which? Technology weekly podcast, 15 March 2011
- Google Circles, iPhone 5 and broadband traffic shaping in the news
- Internet Explorer 9's anti-tracking investigated
- 99p ebooks - is this the right price for readers and authors?
In this week's podcast: Internet Explorer 9, 99p ebooks and Google Circles
Joining Al Warman in the podcast studio this week to run through the tech news are Andy Vandervell and Ceri Stanaway. There's comment on the rumours that Google is set to launch its own social network, dubbed Google Circles. And while near-field communication (NFC) promises to bring contactless payments to mobile phones soon, it's apparently unlikely to be featuring on the iPhone 5. Finally there's good news for consumers as broadband providers are forced to be more open about how, and when, they use 'traffic shaping' to throttle broadband traffic at certain times and in specific areas.
Andy puts forward his opinions on what would be a sensible approach to ebook pricing. Author Lulu Taylor also shares her views on the popularity of ebooks and balancing the needs of readers, authors and publishers when it comes to pricing.
With the latest version of Internet Explorer launching this week, the team considers the new features of IE9 and whether they are really novel. There are also the results of a Which? Computing investigation into the anti-tracking measures Microsoft has introduced, and whether they do what they say.
Links mentioned in the podcast:
- Google denies rumours of social network launch
- Best new features of Internet Explorer 9
- IE9's anti-tracking feature 'flawed', study finds
- Ebook reader reviews