DigitalOutbox Episode 180

DigitalOutbox Episode 180
DigitalOutbox Episode 180 – Ballmer to retire, Nintendo 2DS

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1:36 – Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to step down within a year
8:19 – Steve Jobs’ Email Shows Apple Changed In-App Purchasing Rules Specifically To Retaliate Against Amazon
11:36 – Google drops Nexus 4 to $199 in the US and slashes prices by 25% in 6 other markets
13:08 – Three confirm 4G plans
14:56 – On the day that O2 and Vodafone launch 4G in the UK
18:24 – Twitter Updates Android, iOS And Web With New Conversation View, Abuse Reporting
20:41 – Facebook Announces Shared Photo Albums To Boost Group Engagement
22:06 – Feedly Pro Available for all
23:33 – Nintendo 2DS coming this Oct. for £109, plays 3DS games in 2D
27:03 – Twerk, Selfie, Bitcoin, Others Added To Oxford Dictionary

DigitalOutbox Episode 179

DigitalOutbox Episode 179
DigitalOutbox Episode 179 – Gamescom

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1:17 – Ask.fm details changes
2:59 – Twitter Related Headlines Deliver News By Linking To Sites Where A Tweet Is Embedded
5:03 – Bradley Manning Sentenced To 35 Years In Prison
8:11 – why the Guardian in London destroyed hard drives of leaked files
12:05 – Groklaw news website abandoned over US surveillance
14:51 – Facebook And 6 Phone Companies Launch Internet.org To Bring Affordable Access To Everyone
16:50 – Google Maps for iOS and Android now displays Waze alerts, while Street View lands in Waze Map Editor
18:43 – Microsoft
27:36 – Sony

DigitalOutbox Episode 178

DigitalOutbox Episode 178
DigitalOutbox Episode 178 – GTA Online and more Xbox One reversals

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0:38 – Ask.fm offers to name suicide teen’s anonymous tormenters
2:13 – Lavabit email service abruptly shut down citing government interference
5:38 – BlackBerry goes up for sale after years of struggle in smartphone market
12:05 – O2 unveils 4G pricing
13:30 – City of London calls halt to smartphone tracking bins
16:05 – Pirate Bay Launches PirateBrowser On Maiden Voyage
20:08 – Apple publishes rules for developers to calm row over in-app purchases
22:00 – Xbox One now functions without Kinect switched on confirmed
24:19 – Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer Reveal
28:07 – GTA V Multiplayer Reveal

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