On this week's Technolatte podcast, the Australian team looks at data retention, Microsoft Surface, and switching from a cash to a mobile economy.
The ZDNet team gives their view on the last week's news, all in the time it takes you to drink a cup of coffee. Caution: Contents Hot
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Westpac blames offshoring on skills shortage, Google finds missing Street View data, and Malcolm Turnbull's latest attack on the NBN.
What is ANZ doing with biometrics? What information can a virtual network of Android devices offer? And just why did Communications Minister Stephen Conroy make that red underpants comment?
Overnight, Microsoft revealed the launch date for Windows Phone 8, Intel launched its personal cloud product, the UK government is considering Facebook log-ins for services, and Google warned that Motorola Mobility is still making a loss.
The iPad Mini is reportedly already in production, the ACMA finally smashes the Microsoft tech scammers, though advertisers aren't happy with Microsoft.
Oracle OpenWorld kicked off, Apple CEO Tim Cook admitted that Maps doesn't "just work", and a Galaxy S III reset flaw might hit other Android devices.
Intel targets Gen Y and the enterprise, AMD and BlueStack team up for Android apps for Windows desktops, and Google Apps dump support for old Windows Office formats.
In other news, US CEOs and CFOs are concerned about the economy, Cisco bought ThinkSmart, and developers spoke about BlackBerry Jam.
A quarter of tablet owners use the device as primary computer, Telia won't force customers to pay for VoIP, and Sony has invested big in Olympus.
Apple has suspended directly selling the iPhone 5 in Hong Kong, Sharp teamed up with Foxconn for smartphone sales in Southeast Asia, and Hitachi boasted its capability to store data for hundreds of millions of years.
BlackBerry fixed an outage, SingTel got fined for outages that occurred last year, Indonesia delayed its 3G spectrum auction, and IBM opened a security operations centre in Wroclaw, Poland.
It's here! The end of the week, and possibly the end of the hype surrounding the iPhone 5, because it's finally in consumer hands.
How much does the iPhone 5 cost to make? And how many is Apple going to sell this launch weekend? Those and other big stories in this Daily Cuppa catch-up.
Did you wake up in a daze? Grab a cuppa and let us fill you in on what happened overnight.
Does Android have something to worry about? Should you rent or buy Office 2013? And why are people burning Japanese factories in China? If you don't know the answers, we'll catch you up with your Daily Cuppa.