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BuffaloBuzz Episode 23: Skype OVER 3G!

by Winston Sih | June 2, 2010June 2, 2010 5:52 pm PDT

The BuffaloBuzz with Winston Sih is back for another week of technology news!  This week, we take a look at:

1) While school isn’t out yet for many, Apple is starting to take a proactive approach to the back-to-school shopping pains by offering college students a deal on some of its products including Macs and iPods. The new promotion was launched last Tuesday and this will allow students, teachers and parents shopping for their students to purchase a new Mac and with the investment, comes a free iPod touch. The offer runs from Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 to September 7th, 2010.

2) Many applications like Foursquare or Gowalla allow users to track their footsteps online and with friends and now if that’s up your alley, Google may have a new experimental feature for you. This new feature was unveiled on Wednesday and is available on mobile devices.  We take a look at that.

3) One of the many deciding factors for phone consumers regarding the iPhone is, if they ever happen to drop it, lose it, or just simply let their dog Fido drool on it, it’s gone forever. According to Boy Genius Report, they got their hands on some evidence that on June 6th, AT&T will unveil a home-brewed insurance program for iPhone users.  We explain the costs of that.

4) The Skype app for iPhone has been updated to allow voice calls to be made over 3G data networks.  What does this mean for you and will it cost you?  We’ll take a look at that.


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