DigitalOutbox Episode 209

DigitalOutbox Episode 209
DigitalOutbox Episode 209 – eBay hacked and Surface Pro 3

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1:24 – Apple, Google Settle Motorola Patent Dispute But Broader Issues Remain
4:11 – Ebay tells 112 MILLION customers to reset passwords after massive data theft
8:47 – Microsoft announces Surface Pro 3
16:35 – Facebook brings autoplay adverts to UK
18:16 – Facebook wants to ‘listen’ to your music and TV
22:07 – BT ordered to repair most faults ‘within two days’
23:32 – Halo 5: Guardians not hitting Xbox One until fall 2015
27:44 – Xbox One’s June update adds your friends’ real names and external drive support

DigitalOutbox Episode 208

DigitalOutbox Episode 208
DigitalOutbox Episode 208 – Xbox Changes and EU says you can be forgotten

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0:58 – Deal to combat piracy in UK with ‘alerts’ is imminent
5:21 – Tech world stunned as court rules Oracle can own APIs, Google loses copyright appeal
8:43 – EU court backs ‘right to be forgotten’ in Google case
18:07 – Twitter introduces mute feature on Android, iPhone, and the Web
20:23 – Google Maps just became a one-stop shop for UK public transport data
21:27 – Dixons and Carphone Warehouse shares drop on merger
24:28 – Microsoft to unbundle Xbox One and Kinect
28:33 – Microsoft brings free Games with Gold to Xbox One, drops Gold paywall for apps in June
31:21 – The new Unreal Tournament will be free, moddable and developed with players

DigitalOutbox Episode 207

DigitalOutbox Episode 207
DigitalOutbox Episode 207 – Samsung fined, Google kills URL, Nintendo losses

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1:17 – Jury finds that Samsung infringed 2 of Apple’s patents, awards $119.6M in damages
5:36 – Google moves to kill off the URL entirely in new version of Chrome
11:01 – Google Maps turbo-charges turn-by-turn directions on iOS and Android and gets Uber transit option
16:39 – All the wrong Moves: Facebook dances around a privacy issue as it counts every step you take
18:25 – App.net is profitable and self-sustaining, but will no longer have any full-time employees
23:52 – Amazon Extends Its Shopping Basket To Twitter
25:12 – Nintendo Misses Its Own Lowered Hardware Expectations

DigitalOutbox Episode 206

DigitalOutbox Episode 206
DigitalOutbox Episode 206 – Facebook f8, Paym and ComiXology

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1:26 – Facebook f8
11:19 – You can now use Paym to transfer money with just a mobile number in the UK
14:07 – US judge rules cloud firms including Microsoft and Google must hand over data stored overseas
17:30 – Ditch Internet Explorer on XP, security experts warn
20:13 – Group Video Calling Goes Free On Skype For Mac, Windows And Xbox One
23:33 – Amazon-owned ComiXology ditches in-app purchases on iOS and removes Google Play payments on Android
29:04 – One Month After Microsoft Office Hits iPad, Google Debuts Dedicated Productivity Apps For iOS
30:30 – Foursquare Splits Into Two Apps, But Will Either Be Strong Enough To Survive?
33:46 – Bonnaroo, Halo and soccer: Microsoft aims high with Xbox Originals
38:58 – Film crew finds Atari ET games in New Mexico archaeological dig
40:13 – Minecraft: All of Denmark virtually recreated

DigitalOutbox Episode 205

DigitalOutbox Episode 205
DigitalOutbox Episode 205 – Apple and Facebook Earnings, Vic leaves Google+

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1:52 – Apple profits surprise investors as company launches charm offensive
8:18 – Nike fires majority of FuelBand team, will stop making wearable hardware
10:56 – Apple opens OS X Mavericks beta program to the public
13:33 – Apple releases Heartbleed fix for AirPort Base Stations
14:12 – Tech companies and the Linux Foundation try to prevent the next Heartbleed
16:14 – Facebook profits triple as revenues surge on mobile platform success
18:40 – Facebook Acquires Fitness And Activity Tracking App Moves
20:20 – Google+ Head Vic Gundotra Leaving Company
24:14 – Google’s Street View now lets you step back in time
25:53 – Amazon Makes a Big Move, Snags Older HBO Shows For Web Streaming
31:38 – Legendary British newsreel collection is now free to watch

Picks
Ian
Hitman Go
– iOS
– £2.99
– a great looking turn based strategy.
– You control your agent, dictating which path he takes through a level solving various puzzles as you go.
– One note of caution is that there is an element of in app purchasing for hints and unlocks but they aren’t needed to play the game and it doesn’t get in the way when I’m playing.
– An impressive game which will take some time to complete.

DigitalOutbox Episode 204

DigitalOutbox Episode 204
DigitalOutbox Episode 204 – Heartbleed, Dropbox and reversible USB

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0:54 – Why Heartbleed is the most dangerous security flaw on the web
12:53 – Not dead yet
15:16 – MEPs vote to scrap mobile roaming fees in Europe
16:54 – Europe does what the US won’t by agreeing to strong net neutrality law
19:30 – Dropbox Announcements
28:54 – Amazon acquires digital comics leader comiXology
31:35 – Social TV app Zeebox relaunches as Beamly to lose ‘male geeky’ image
34:00 – BBC iPlayer shows to be made available for 30 days
34:37 – Netflix 4K streaming goes live but only on newest TVs
36:32 – This is the reversible USB cable that will end your frustrations

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Ian
Monument Valley
– iOS now – Android soon
– £2.99
– Like an interactive version of an M.C. Escher print
– Gorgeous, great audio – great puzzles
– Only 10 levels though so short – couple of hours will see you complete but it’s a great experience
– Each level is like an individual artwork