DigitalOutbox Episode 177

DigitalOutbox Episode 177
DigitalOutbox Episode 177 – Moto X and Twitter Trolls

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0:59 – Moto X
7:10 – Google announces tool to track lost Android phones
8:09 – O2 and Vodaphone Launch 4G on August 29th
12:16 – BT and Vodafone among telecoms companies passing details to GCHQ
15:06 – No internet access in 17% of UK homes, ONS data shows
17:06 – Teenager Hannah Smith killed herself because of online bullying
21:09 – Stella Creasy receives Twitter photo of masked, knife-wielding man
23:35 – Twitters Abuse Commitment
25:51 – Tweeting arrests of ‘illegal immigrants’ is a new low for the Home Office
26:48 – Twitter bigot ordered to pay gay rights campaigner £40,000 for calling her a paedophile
29:01 – Obama Administration Vetoes Ban On Certain iPhones And iPads
31:08 – ‘Safety issues’ prompt Apple charger trade-in programme
33:24 – Amazon launches digital downloads for software and video games in the UK
34:27 – Feedly Pro Announced
37:07 – Google Chrome security flaw offers unrestricted password access
39:18 – Google Play Music All Access Goes Live In 9 European Countries

Picks
Ian
Pivvot
– Pivvot is a thrilling game of strategic avoidance that will consistently test and challenge your ability to make quick, impulsive decisions. As the game progresses, you will have to rely on your instincts and problem-solving skills to navigate down the winding path for survival. With its intensity, minimalistic design, and puzzling logic, Pivvot is sure to keep you guessing at every turn.
– iOS and coming soon to Android

DigitalOutbox Episode 176

DigitalOutbox Episode 176
DigitalOutbox Episode 176 – Twitter Trolls, Now TV and goodbye Skydrive

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0:41 – Twitter under fire after bank note campaigner is target of rape threats
7:55 – Internet troll who abused Mary Beard apologises after threat to tell his mother
9:36 – UK ‘losing fight’ against internet crime, warn MPs
13:39 – Google asked to remove 100 million ‘piracy’ links in 2013
16:18 – Blu-ray successor plan unveiled by Sony and Panasonic
19:20 – Microsoft forced to rename SkyDrive following trademark case with broadcaster
22:10 – British broadcaster BSkyB launches £9.99 Now TV set-top box to make all TVs smart
24:34 – The Old Reader bites the dust
27:46 – Brits can now get hands-off with the Autographer wearable camera
30:33 – Asda removes Nintendo’s Wii U from stores

Picks
Ian
Immunicity
– simple censorship circumvention
– basically, configure browser to point to a proxy.pac file. This file contains the latest list of URLs that are commonly censored in the UK. When your send a request to one of these sites, your browser is instructed to route that traffic via our HTTP proxy server gateway.immunicity.net:8080 which will fetch the content and send it back to you. When you send a request for a website that isn’t on our list of URLs that are commonly censored, your browser connects directly to that site, bypassing our servers completely.
– free but costs money to run and so looking for donations
– provided by torrenticity – http://torrenticity.com/

DigitalOutbox Episode 175

DigitalOutbox Episode 175
DigitalOutbox Episode 175 – Cameron bans porn, Google’s new Nexus and Chromecast and Kinightmare returns

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0:35 – Online pornography to be blocked by default, PM announces
13:01 – Net block MP Claire Perry in spat over porn hack
18:10 – Googles Breakfast
18:10 – Googles Breakfast
18:10 – Googles Breakfast
18:10 – Googles Breakfast
29:25 – Microsoft suffers poor fiscal Q4 with $19.9B in revenue and $0.59 EPS after $900M Surface RT charge
30:41 – Apple Confirms That Its Dev Center Has Been Breached By Hackers
30:41 – Apple Confirms That Its Dev Center Has Been Breached By Hackers
35:40 – Amazon UK will track Prime packages to within 15 minutes of delivery
40:29 – Xbox One will allow independent developers to self-publish titles
44:25 – Knightmare

DigitalOutbox Episode 174

DigitalOutbox Episode 174
DigitalOutbox Episode 174 – PC decline, Microsoft Restructure and ISP’s go to war

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1:19 – PC sales see ‘longest decline’ in history
4:31 – Microsoft Realigns To Focus On Hardware And Better Compete Against The Apples And Samsungs Of The World
8:41 – How Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages
12:28 – UK to probe Huawei staff’s role at cybersecurity centre
15:11 – Leaked letter shows ISPs and government at war
21:27 – Google for Non-profits hit’s some of the UK
23:00 – UK to test self-driving cars on public roads this year

DigitalOutbox Episode 173

DigitalOutbox Episode 173
DigitalOutbox Episode 173 – Guilty Apple, Dropbox and GTA5

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0:55 – Apple guilty of ebook price fixing
5:18 – Google patches critical Android threat as working exploit is unleashed
7:42 – Vodafone under fire over per-minute charges change
9:25 – Facebook threats against a high school land UK man in jail for two years
12:13 – The BBC will take a three-year hiatus from creating new 3D programming at the end of 2013
14:06 – First 3D printer reaches high street
16:00 – Twitter Apps Finally Sync The Read Status Of Your Direct Messages
17:19 – Dropbox gets cloudier with API for syncing data, not just files
19:07 – Smart lighting and route app to get residents on their bikes
23:39 – Xbox Live UK prices jump one-third in real money swap
26:37 – GTAV

DigitalOutbox Episode 172

DigitalOutbox Episode 172
DigitalOutbox Episode 172 – Doug Engelbart, Three and EE

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0:57 – Doug Engelbart, American inventor and computing legend, passes away
1:46 – Facebook to stop ads running next to offensive material
4:34 – UK to crack down on online piracy and counterfeiting with new government unit
6:31 – AutoRip comes to the UK
8:28 – Samsung buys set top box maker Boxee
11:15 – BlackBerry Misses In Q1 2014
13:34 – 3 mobile slashes pay-as-you-go costs
17:46 – EE doubles 4G speeds this week and offers UK’s first shared data plans
22:07 – Ubisoft website hacked, usernames and encrypted passwords exposed
23:40 – Zynga Confirms Xbox Head Don Mattrick as New CEO