DigitalOutbox Episode 200

DigitalOutbox Episode 200
DigitalOutbox Episode 200 – iOS 7.1 and calls for an online Magna Carter

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1:52 – MtGox fraud evidence hacked and published, complete with Bitcoin wallet-stealing malware
4:17 – An online Magna Carta: Berners-Lee calls for bill of rights for web
10:35 – U.K. Internet Of Things Startups & Projects To Get £46M More Government Cash By 2015
16:12 – Add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets
18:37 – Google Drive monthly plans cut to $1.99 for 100GB, $9.99 for 1TB and $99.99 for 10TB
20:04 – Facebook Launches Its 15-Second, Auto-Playing Video Ads
21:28 – Apple launches iOS 7.1
26:33 – Milk Music: Samsung launches free music streaming service
27:37 – New-look iPlayer unveiled by BBC
29:42 – Archival Disc to be next Blu-Ray

Picks
Ian
Todoist
– Free complete todo app available on 13 platforms
– Sync works!
– Premium gives you reminders, notes and labels/filters for $29 a year
– Used for three weeks now and love it

Smash Hit
– Free for iOS and Android – in app purchase of £1.49 to go premium
– Smash glass with balls – lovely simple challenging game
– Premium – restart from checkpoints, statistics, cloud saves

DigitalOutbox Episode 199

DigitalOutbox Episode 199
DigitalOutbox Episode 199 – Bitcoin and CarPlay

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1:02 – UK Advisor Involved In Britains Internet Filter Arrested For Child Porn
3:11 – MtGox bitcoin exchange files for bankruptcy
7:55 – Flipboard Is Buying Zite From CNN For $60M
10:49 – Apple CarPlay
14:53 – Apples TV Hobby Is Now a Billion-Dollar Business
17:05 – Roku beats Googles Chromecast to the UK with a TV streaming stick
18:42 – BBC Three: channel to be closed to save BBC Four
20:22 – Three rolls out 4G for free – but kills unlimited tethering
22:11 – OnLive Returns With New Leadership, New Cloud Gaming Products and Steam Integration
24:46 – Xbox March Update Arrives

Picks
Chris
Plants vs Zombies for Xbox One
– Surprisingly fun
– Like Team Fortress
– £35
– It must be good – it got Chris gaming

DigitalOutbox Episode 198

DigitalOutbox Episode 198
DigitalOutbox Episode 198 – Goto Fail, Samsung S5 and Wearables

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2:03 – Goto Fail
5:33 – Netflix is paying off Comcast for direct traffic access, says WSJ
8:13 – Amazon takes on Netflix with rebrand of LoveFilm video-on-demand service
13:33 – Yahoo webcam images from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ
16:01 – Google Launches Project Tango Smartphone To Experiment With Computer Vision And 3D Sensors
18:11 – We Love Touch But Windows 8.1 To Focus On Non-Touch
21:25 – Nokia X
24:28 – Sony launch Xperia Z2 tablet and phone and Smartband
29:42 – Samsungs Galaxy S5 is here with more power, more pixels, and a refined design
33:09 – Samsung drops Android for Tizen in new Gear 2 smartwatches
34:23 – Samsung dives into fitness wearables with the Gear Fit
38:06 – Stephen Elop to lead Microsofts hardware division just as soon as hes back
39:52 – Xbox One gets price cut to £399 with free copy of Titanfall

Picks
Ian
Yahoo News Digest
– iOS
– Free
– Powered by Summly, 10 stories delivered twice a day
– Clean, fast and a great way to keep up to date

DigitalOutbox Episode 197

DigitalOutbox Episode 197
DigitalOutbox Episode 197 – WhatsApp, Flappy Bird and Titanfall

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0:57 – Facebook buys WahtApp for $19billion
8:13 – Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirms he had talks with Apple
11:02 – Microsoft rebrands Office Web Apps as Office Online and opens up access at Office.com
14:37 – Data protection: Angela Merkel proposes Europe network
17:03 – Giant NHS database rollout delayed
21:55 – UK pornographers urge the government to improve ISP filters
25:39 – Edward Snowden elected as rector of Glasgow University
27:22 – Londoners can register a new .London Web address from April 29
29:13 – James Dyson takes on Google with £5m investment in domestic robots
30:26 – Dont be a Glasshole
32:48 – As its developer promised, Flappy Bird is no longer available but clones remain
36:59 – PlayStation 4 dominates Xbox One in January with nearly double the US sales
40:53 – Titanfall

DigitalOutbox Episode 196

DigitalOutbox Episode 196
DigitalOutbox Episode 196 – Nadella heads up Microsoft, farewell Sony Vaio

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1:09 – Insider Nadella Named Microsoft CEO
5:41 – Sony announces it will lay off 5,000 staff, exit the PC industry and spin out its TV business
8:43 – UK government launches Year of Code campaign and £500,000 fund to train teachers in programming
13:11 – Anti-piracy app launched by music industry
15:23 – Android Marches Onto Another Landline Phone
16:27 – Ready to cast: Chromecast now open to developers with the Google Cast SDK
20:57 – Amazon Acquires Video Gaming Studio Double Helix Games
24:46 – Xbox One’s first major update split in two, launching in February and March

Picks
Ian
Threes
– £1.49
– There’s a cramped and claustrophobic 4×4 grid that is littered with numeric tiles. When you swipe the screen, all the tiles are shunted over. Unless, that is, they’re already up against the edge of the grid.
– With this restriction in play, you can slip two numbers on top of each other. So, you can squash a blue ‘1’ tile with a red ‘2’ tile, which snap together to create a ‘3’ tile. Or you can squash two identically numbered white tiles (two ‘6s’, for example), which snuggle up and get added together (to form a ’12’ tile, for example).
– Your goal is to make as many combinations as possible before the grid inevitably fills up (a new tile is introduced every time you swipe) so that when you tot up all the tiles, you end up with a very high number indeed.

DigitalOutbox Episode 195

DigitalOutbox Episode 195
DigitalOutbox Episode 195 – Google sells Motorola, Facebooks Paper and 30 years of Mac

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0:54 – Facebook Paper
5:00 – Tech Financials
10:59 – Samsung to open more than 60 dedicated stores across Europe with Carphone Warehouse
12:28 – Samsung And Google Bury The Apple Hatchet, Sign 10-Year Patent Agreement
14:38 – Lenovo To Buy Motorola Mobility From Google For About $3B
17:16 – Google buys UK artificial intelligence start-up DeepMind
19:57 – Google brings Chrome apps to Android and iOS, lets developers submit to Google Play and Apples App Store
22:40 – Microsoft changes SkyDrive name to OneDrive, six months after losing court battle to BSkyB
23:38 – Microsoft testing Windows 8.1 update that hides tile interface by default
25:07 – The NSA is reportedly scouring Angry Birds and other apps for user data
26:31 – UK government tackles wrongly-blocked websites
29:38 – Government websites on rise again despite cull
33:07 – 30 Years of Mac