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A 2 year old vulnerability on the web affect more than half of the web is discovered. What is it and who is affected by the Heartbleed bug? A new rumor suggest Apple may sell two iWatch sizes. Is it pure speculation or is there any truth to the rumor? Microsoft announces Skype TX, a studio-grade version of Skype. Andrew Zarian fills us in on the demo he saw at NAB. BlackBerry announces it will not renew T-Mobiles license to sell BlackBerry devices. What happened between BlackBerry and T-Mobile? And Amazon launches Fire TV. How does it compare to Roku and Apple TV?

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A new rumor suggests that the Windows 8.1 update might skip the Start screen by default. Is Microsoft listening to feedback once again? Lenovo buys Motorola’s handset business from Google. What will Lenovo do with Motorola? Amazon says it is considering a $40 price increase for Prime subscriptions. Would a 50% price increase make the service too costly for consumers? Microsoft is rumored to name Enterprise chief Satya Nadella as it’s new CEO. Is Nadella a good choice for CEO of Microsoft? Also TigerDirect will begin accepting Bitcoin payments, and Apple may be consider two iPhones with larger screen sizes.


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John’s pick: Digital Dudz

Looking for a gruesomely awesome Halloween costume that will freak people out? Digital Dudz uses your mobile device such as your smartphone with a simple t-shirt for a great Halloween costume. Their t-shirts have a velcro pocket for your smartphone and cut outs in the shirt itself for the freaky effect. Simply download the free app and select which effect, such as scary eyes, beating heart or worms you want. Digital Dudz has also teamed up with Morph Suits for some pretty amazing suits combined with Digital Dudz for a really extra scary Morph Suit.

Check out Digital Dudz at http://www.morphsuits.com/digital-dudz

Andrew’s pick: Shure SM7B Microphone

The SM7B is a selectable frequency response microphone that delivers warm and smooth audio in close-proximity studio and vocal applications. Optimized shielding from external electromagnetic hum, along with internal shock mounting, external windscreens and adjustable bass roll-off and midrange emphasis response settings provide clean, consistent reproduction.

Get it on Amazon at http://gfq.co/sm7b

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Andrew Zarian and Paul Thurrott discuss Microsoft’s announcement of the Surface 2 and Surface 2 Pro tablets. What improvements has Microsoft made? Andrew brings up Apple selling 9 million iPhones in 3 days. Is that just marketing hype or did Apple really sell 9 million iPhones? And BlackBerry accepts a 4.7 billion dollar buy out offer. What will happen to BlackBerry now?

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Apple has sent out invites for the much anticipated unveiling of what is being called the iPhone 5S and 5C. Join Andrew Zarian, John Bubb, Michael Manna, and Josh Coleman Tuesday, September 10 starting at 12:30pm ET / 9:30 PT for live commentary and coverage of Apple’s key note. We’ll discuss thew new iPhones and iOS 7. You’ll also be able to chat live with us at http://gfqlive.tv.