DigitalOutbox Episode 149

DigitalOutbox Episode 149
DigitalOutbox Episode 149 – Blackberry 10, Apples Porn Problem and Glasgow gets smart

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1:41 – Blackberry 10
14:23 – EE rolls out 4G to nine new UK towns ahead of schedule
17:45 – Glasgow – UKs first smart city
22:02 – Apples porn problem
26:21 – iOS 6.1
29:45 – New iPad
32:59 – Apple confirms Mac Pro sales will cease in EU on March 1
34:42 – Office 2013 Launched
37:30 – Microsoft Launches Modern.IE
39:31 – Skys Now TV to offer Premier League football and other major sporting events
41:15 – Sky Broadband struggling with demand
43:46 – App.net moves beyond its ad-free Twitter alternative adding 10 GB of storage to share
46:28 – Computer science part of English Baccalaureate
47:19 – 15000 Raspberry Pis free to UK schools thanks to Google
48:43 – Nintendo cuts sales forecast for Wii U and other devices
50:53 – GTAV Delayed

DigitalOutbox Episode 148

DigitalOutbox Episode 148
DigitalOutbox Episode 148 – Apple slides, HMV is saved and Kims Mega

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0:58 – Quarterlies
5:33 – Atari files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
8:53 – Hilco takes control of HMV Brand
10:32 – Sony fined £250,000 after millions of UK gamers details compromised
13:10 – Kim Dotcoms Mega now open
16:28 – Surface Pro dated and Priced
20:53 – EE tweaks 4G pricing
25:15 – The Firefox Phone
26:46 – Twitter launches Vine
28:52 – Actual Facebook Graph Searches

Picks
Ian
Documents for iPad
Free file viewer for iPad
– Connect to lots of cloud services or load up docs from iTunes
– View lots of file types, audio files etc
– PDF support is great
– Replaced Goodreader for me – as fast if not faster PDF support and better front end

Hola
– Region unblocker chrome extension
– View hulu, pandora, fox, cbs content in the UK, or iPlayer around the world
– Free and it works – pretty slick

DigitalOutbox Episode 147

DigitalOutbox Episode 147
DigitalOutbox Episode 147 – Aaron Swartz, Facebook Graph Search and HMV

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1:49 – Aaron Swartz internet activist and builder of Reddit dies at 26
3:31 – Jessops closed
4:06 – HMV in Administration
13:36 – Tweetdeck threatened with closure
15:35 – Facebook Graph Search
24:27 – New Myspace is open
27:08 – BT SmartTalk
29:22 – UK Mobile Operator 3UK Filtering Political Satire

DigitalOutbox Episode 146

DigitalOutbox Episode 146
DigitalOutbox Episode 146 – CES

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2:27 – CES
13:13 – Jessops and Play
14:39 – Hacker Gary McKinnon will not face UK charges
15:23 – Internet porn Automatic block rejected
18:36 – Prosecutors clarify offensive online posts law
20:50 – Consumers given more copyright freedom
21:41 – Pirate Bay proxy gets shut down after music industry legal threat
22:38 – Pi Store
25:01 – Another blow for handset subsidies as UK regulator mulls price hike controls
27:57 – Ubunto for Android phones coming 2014
29:45 – iOS Do Not Disturb Bug
31:33 – Google launch YouTube Capture on iOS
33:20 – Microsoft to kill Messenger

Picks
Henry
iRunner
– Great app for runners
– Plugs into a variety of software and hardware platforms including Runkeeper and Fitbit
– Advantage is more detailed running stats

Chris
Eufloria
– Great game

Triple Town
– Great game

DigitalOutbox Episode 145

DigitalOutbox Episode 145
DigitalOutbox Episode 145 – Piracy, Google Maps hit iOS and Filters, Filters, Filters.

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1:34 – BPI Chase Pirate Bay Proxies
4:17 – Legit Promo Bay is blocked
5:20 – Nook Video launches in the UK
6:51 – BBC Launch Red Button 2.0
7:19 – BBC iPlayer – focus on Android
9:44 – The Daily shuts down
10:51 – Times Nexus 7 Offer
11:56 – Daily Mirror moves to free on the ipad
13:16 – UK Internet Monitoring Bill to be rewritten
15:27 – EE to roll out 4G to another 17 cities and towns
17:44 – Instagram makes Twitter look worse
19:52 – Twitter adds filters to photos
20:52 – Flickr says me too
23:46 – Yahoo updates mail
26:06 – GMail for iOS version 2
27:50 – Google launch Maps for iPhone
33:10 – Google Kills Free Google Apps For Business
35:30 – 2012
38:08 – Last.fm launch Scrobbler for iOS
40:02 – Sony ceases production on cassette player/recorders

Picks
Ian
1Password 4
– Universal iPad and iPhone
– Faster syncing, cleaner app, better in built browser
– £5.49 for limited time then £10.99

DigitalOutbox Episode 144

DigitalOutbox Episode 144
DigitalOutbox Episode 144 – Tweetro, iTunes 11 and iOS vs Android.

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1:29 – Twitter kills Tweetro
5:09 – Twitter extends discovery
7:15 – iTunes 11 finally out
10:17 – Nokia Here on iOS
12:58 – Apple looks to TomTom for help
16:54 – Why are iOS users more engaged than Android users
23:28 – Google Drive brings Spreadsheet support
25:43 – ‘Piracy’ student Richard O’Dwyer avoids US extradition
27:46 – EE increase it’s mobile broadband allowance
31:08 – Kickstarter sued over 3d printer
34:15 – Microsoft release Surface Pro pricing
36:34 – IE10 funny video from Microsoft
38:15 – Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ becomes most viewed YouTube video of all time
39:39 – Wii U Out Now

Picks
Ian
Fantastical for iPhone
– Easy to use calendar for iPhone
– Fast, syncs with iCal, far cleaner interface
– Quickest way to add calendar entries

Flashout 3D
– Nice Wipeout clone for iOS
– Fast, good graphics
– Weapons not so hot
– Steering is tricky but give it time ad you get used to it
– Fast!
– Next update will allow you to import own music (my Wipeout playlists are ready!)