Talkcast 10pm ET: iOS 7, phone launch, touching the iVoid, and more
All-new dial-in experience! See below -- do not call into Talkshoe, we won't be there. Be sure to set up Fuze Meeting before the show if you want to join in live.
It's Sunday, and it's time for the TUAW talkcast! If only we had anything to talk about this week... nah, just kidding. It's an iPhone launch to remember, and an iOS 7 introduction to boot. We've seen a frantic few days, with long lines and frazzled activations, not to mention an Apple TV update that had to be rolled back suddenly.
Equally concerning, the German hacker group Chaos Computer Club claimed on Sunday that they were able to spoof a fingerprint to unlock the iPhone 5s via the Touch ID sensor. The process of capturing and manufacturing the fake print was somewhat involved, and of course once the spy print was made the hacker would still need to get access to your phone -- if phone and print were stolen simultaneously, you might have the hour or two of time before the fake print was ready to wipe your phone remotely. Gizmodo's Jesus Diaz suggested the real risk is that a jealous spouse might use this approach to spy on an iPhone 5s, which is an intriguing domestic drama in the making. Google's Tim Bray suggests that such a vulnerability is situational; in some cases, Touch ID is superior to a PIN, in other cases the converse.
We'll discuss this development, plus more news, tips and tricks, and also wish two of our own a very happy birthday! (Steve and Victor.) Join us at 10pm ET, won't you?
Reminder on new-style talkcasting: With some help from the fine folks at Fuze, we're using a new system to record the show. This should let everyone listen in live -- and, if you want, raise your hand as you would in the Talkshoe room to get unmuted and chime in.
You can join the call in progress (meeting # is 20099010) at 10 pm ET from any computer via this link; if you download the Mac or Windows Fuze clients ahead of time, you'll get better audio and a slicker experience. Just click the phone icon to join the audio once you're in.
Using an iPhone or iPad? Grab the native clients from the App Store and get busy. (Even Android users can join the party.) Still feel like using the conventional phone dial-in? Just call 775-996-3562 and enter the meeting number 20099010, then press #.
While the Fuze web and native clients have a chat channel, we'd like to reserve that for host participants, requests to talk and other real-time alerts... so the full-on chat for the show will appear in this very post at 10 pm tonight. You'll need Twitter, Facebook or Chatroll credentials to participate in the chat. We'll remind everyone to check back in at that time.
Your patience and forbearance with our new tech is appreciated in advance. For the time being, the podcast feed of the show will continue to originate from Talkshoe and should be there within 24-36 hours. See you tonight!
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