Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Bits: Tech Talk Podcast: Carriers Tackle Distracted Driving

You know that driving while talking, texting or otherwise engaging with gadget can be dangerous, but a lot of people still do it. Now the cell carriers are starting to offer ways to turn off automatically when phones are in moving vehicles. Bettina Edelstein talks to Matt Richtel, a reporter for the times that he has written extensively on distracted driving, how does this nascent technology and why carriers are embracing it. Due to changes in business cell, Mr. Richtel says, carriers eagerly competing to offer new services for which they can charge monthly fees.

How to improve cell phone cameras, an array of new tools have become available for those who like to shoot on the go. J.D. Biersdorfer speaks with Don Donofrio's Department of Technology News times HDR photography on iPhone and apps that allow you to optimize images.

And Pedro Rafael Rosado extracts the mobile digital recorder from blue microphones Mikey, a device that plugs into your iPod and iPhone older, wheel 320 degrees and record in stereo. But as Mr. Rosado, notes does not work with the iPhone later-model 4. The Mikey retails for about $ 80.

News roundup by MS. Biersdorfer includes research at the North Carolina State University on a new form of computer memory; Verizon iPhone unlimited data plan; a tracking cookie opt-out tool for Google Chrome browser; growth in the use of square position reporting service; and a new push of advertising from Facebook that can put ads in your friends news feed. His technical tip of the week: keyboard shortcuts to quickly find the information of the file or folder — property on a PC, get info on the Mac.

For more information about shows and links to topics that were discussed, go to page Tech Talk.

You can download the show by subscription from the New York Times podcast page or directly from iTunes.

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