In This Episode: Why Free software. Watch-And-Grab iPhone Theft.
This week the TEH Podcast is hosted by Leo Notenboom, the “Chief Question Answerer” at Ask Leo!, and Gary Rosenzweig, the host and producer of MacMost, and mobile game developer at Clever Media.
(You’ll find longer Bios on the Hosts page.)
- 0:30 LN: Microphones
- 2:00 GR: Old USB mics
- 3:45 LN: Why Do People Create Free Software?
- 4:20 Games, digital products are easy to reproduce
- 5:40 Promote other paid versions or other software
- Free, but support encouraged (pay what you want)
- 7:00 Promote other things
- 9:00 Hoping it’s a hit, then charge for the next one.
- 10:10 Pay as you want… donations. Like Cliptools.
- 11:38 Open Source – Cooperation
- 13:10 Open source leads to product
- 15:38 Like Bitwarden
- 16:00 Learn or show what you can do. Get experience.
- 18:20 LN – Candy Crush. Eventually they start offering you things. In Ap purchases.
- 20:00 LN: Altruism
- 20:20 LN: You are the product / ads
- 22:00 ChatGPT joins in.
- 23:00 Market share.
- 24:15 Beta testing. Market testing.
- 25:00 LN – Sometimes it’s a scam
- 25:45 It’s not really free
- 26:00 Don’t let your guard down
- 27:00 Google and Android
- 28:40 GR: Watch-And-Grab iPhone Theft
- 31:00 Prevention – Face ID and Touch ID
- 36:00 LN – How does it apply to Android?
- 42:00 LN – Law enforcement
Ain’t it Cool
- 46:00 LN: Colossus: The Forbin Project – (inspired by Avogadro Corp: The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears)
- 51:00 GR: Tucker and Dale Vs Evil
6 Comments on “TEH 186: Why Free software. Watch-And-Grab iPhone Theft.”
Gary’s “vintage” microphone sounds 100x better than Leo’s. Sorry, Leo. Return it and get your money back.
Yeah, I listened to it afterwards, and was … disappointed. However I also noted that I have several settings set poorly. Windows audio can be challenging. Anyway, not returning it yet.
The “what’s it called?” that Gary is talking about at 44:40 is called an ambush code, or at least that’s what my alarm company called it years ago.
Leo, longtime listener. Please, please, please no more with that mike. With your first sentence it was immediately clear that your audio was really degraded, to the point that every time you talked during the episode it was just very grating to listen to. No other podcast I subscribe to has audio that inferior. Hopefully this is the only time we have to suffer through this…
Indeed. I appologize for the (lack of) quality.
A good defense against Watch and Grab is a fingerprint reader. It’s also fast. One tap and I’m in.