On this week’s Bits: Tech Talk podcast, we take a long look at Lion, the latest version of the Mac operating system, which was released last week. Our discussion is led by Alan Yacavone, an Apple expert on The Times’s information technology team.
The Web may be global but for some sites, it’s tough to leap the language barrier. J.D. Biersdorfer chats with Jack Welde, the chief executive of Smartling, a Web site translation company, about how his company uses the cloud and crowdsourcing to globalize a site.
Ever been rickrolled while surfing the Web? Pedro Rafael Rosado has, and he’s got something to say about it, explaining what the term means and where it came from. (Hint: Cue that ’80s song “Never Gonna Give You Up.”)
The news roundup includes YouTube’s taking up 22 percent of all mobile bandwidth; Wal-Mart’s giving its Vudu video service an extra push, a new Mozilla mobile platform project, the resignation of a top federal government cyberofficial, release of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet with 4G service and an Apple security update. Ms. Biersdorfer’s tip of the week is about a feature in Microsoft Office 2010 and 2007 for Windows called KeyTips, which lets you jump into ribbon menus with just a few keystrokes and shows you what to press.
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News â" 33:04
Alan Yacavone/ Mac OS X Lion â" 25:20
Tech Term â" 15:16
Smartling / crowd-sourced language translation â" 12:05
Tip of the Week â" 3:27