NeowinCAST News Edition for October 18th, 2007

Neowin.net presents the NeowinCAST News Edition for the week of October 18, 2007. This week our panel consists of Christopher Vendemio (bangbang023) and Rob Wright (Rob). The topics this week are as follows:

  • iTunes Plus tracks price reduction (read)
  • Apple announces the iPhone SDK (read)
  • Firefox having trouble attracting the OEMs (read)
  • Voicemail question: Is Windows Home Server what the average home user should run out to get?
Click play to listen to the show immediately or follow the appropriate links to download the current episode. Enjoy, and remember to leave your comments about the show, either as a comment below this news post or with our new voicemail numbers:

(216)-2200-NEO (216) 220-0636
0151 324 CAST 0151 324 2278
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For the Firefox issues, I think companies don't want to have to answer questions about a product where the company doesn't give them any money for it. MS has different deals for exclusivity with OEMs, and as for media players and other software like that, I'm sure companies go up to Dell and say "I'll give you $5 on every PC you put this software on" or something. What is Mozilla going to do? They don't have a marketing department that does stuff like this.

As i just posted in the comments for last weeks - I didn't realise you were back lol, so only just downloading. Will listen later though, but as long as the real rob and bangbang haven't been replaced by robots, it should be as good as it was before.

Ah it's still us! And as for your question in the other news post - yes - it's a standard charge number. So if you live in the Liverpool area it'll be local rate (0151), and if you live elsewhere it's just a standard rate call.

Rob said,
Ah it's still us! And as for your question in the other news post - yes - it's a standard charge number. So if you live in the Liverpool area it'll be local rate (0151), and if you live elsewhere it's just a standard rate call.

cheers. May give it a go on skype (only recently downloaded it, so haven't had a chance to use it yet lol).

Good job guys. Can't wait for the next one.

As for the question about Windows Home Server, I think Microsoft is taking the wrong approach. Rather than building this centralized system that allows the computers in your home to connect to, they should be developing a decentralized system that allows computers anywhere connect to each other.

Think of it has a P2P based social network.

You can setup a profile, shares (music, movies, documents, calendars), message board, etc that is served from your computer. Other people in your home can setup their own profile on their own computer and then connect to your computer and interact with you. It also doesn't need to be limited to just your home, you could allow your friends and even strangers visit your profile, just like myspace/facebook. Backups would also not be done just to one computer, instead backups are spread across multiple computers in an encrypted form to prevent a single point of failure.