Apple rolls out a new mapping program for the iPhone with some major glitches, including moving the Washington Monument to a new address and placing the Baltimore Aquarium in the Inner Harbor. Big-box stores ditch Amazon's Kindle e-Reader. The Computer Guys and Gal are back to explore the latest triumphs and fail's in the tech world.
Suggestions for enjoying the fall season, mapping alternatives, ways to mark the 30th annual "Banned Books Week" and more.
A spooky tale for Halloween
Maps and map alternatives
Yes, yes, Maps in iOS 6 is regressive, but there are valid reasons for the transition
Don't just complain, do something! Reporting errors in iOS 6 Maps
Waze: offers decent turn-by-turn navigation and excellent crowd-sourced traffic info
In the news
Sure, the iPhone is the most popular camera, but when you're ready to graduate, check out the developments at Photokina
Banned books week
The 30th annual Banned Books Week runs from Sept. 30 to Oct. 6, 2012. Follow it on Twitter by using hashtag #BannedBooksWeek.
The American Library Association is reminding us this week to celebrate First Amendment rights to free speech, which includes the right to read and write books that are considered unorthodox or controversial. Some of the most famous books that were once banned include J.D. Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye," Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird," John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" and Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn."
A virtual read-out: Banned Books Week YouTube Channel
In honor of Halloween, scary tech stories
Apple falls from grace: Mapping program horrors!
Who's clicking on your website? BOTS!
Scary Games: Jack-o-lantern
Go camping and take that tech backpack
Best summary of the new iPhone: “iPhone 5 can go the distance, but gets lost”
iPad users would skip brushing teeth before giving up the iPad ... Mints, anyone?
Like a magician, listeners are dazzled by the new smart phones and tablets. Meanwhile, the real story is in payments.
John beats Digital Miss Manners to the punch when it comes to unusual gifts: Social shower curtain!