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Tech Check: BlackBerry jam, iPhone 4S, a Google minus

Doug Gross, CNN
On Tech Check, Doug Gross, Stephanie Goldberg and John Sutter discuss the BlackBerry outage, iPhone 4s and a Google fail.
On Tech Check, Doug Gross, Stephanie Goldberg and John Sutter discuss the BlackBerry outage, iPhone 4s and a Google fail.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Tech Check: A BlackBerry jam, the iPhone 4S, a Google Minus
  • The biggest BlackBerry outage in history is broken down
  • We take a look at the most intriguing features of the iPhone 4S
  • Fail: A Google engineer insults Google+ ... on Google+

(CNN) -- On this week's Tech Check podcast, Doug Gross, John Sutter and Stephanie Goldberg lead off the conversation talking about this week's BlackBerry outage.

In what's being described at the the phone's biggest outage in history, a breakdown started in Europe and eventually spread to spots all across the globe, shutting down Web and texting service to millions.

We also take a closer look at the iPhone 4S, which went on sale in Apple stores and at other retailers on Friday. The big selling point seems to be Siri, a talking "personal assistant" that, according to Apple, will do everything from making a lunch appointment to solving the meaning of life.

Our Reader Comments of the Week come from a story we did speculating about actors that could play Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in a movie about his life. Sony reportedly bought the rights to an upcoming biography of Jobs, meaning a movie could be soon to follow.

And our Tech Fail of the Week looks at a rough week for the Google+ social-networking site. Not only did reports suggest the Facebook rival has lost users since it opened to the public last week, but a Google engineer stoked the flames by accidentally posting what he thought was an internal memo to the public.

On Google+.

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