Podcast 464: Hacking compatibility

The Hacking Team got hacked. Safari may (or may not) be the new Internet Explorer. Not all music can play over all speakers. It's been a strange week.

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It's been a weird week. The Hacking Team got hacked, revealing its beyond-shady activities—not to mention the best argument yet for not jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad. Glenn explains why. We also unpack Nolan Lawson's pair of blog posts about Apple not adding the latest, greatest APIs to Safari.

Closer to home, we discuss Jason Snell's latest More Color column, on how layers of complexity added by hardware becoming connected, and software trending toward services, results in ridiculous scenarios like only being able to play *some* music on your expensive speaker system, but not *all* the music. (Remember when music traveled through wires and everything worked everywhere? That was nice, huh?) Oh, and Home Sharing is gone, or renamed at best. Note to Apple: Putting "iCloud" and "Library" in something's name doesn't inspire the greatest of confidence...

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