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

DigitalOutbox Episode 203

DigitalOutbox Episode 203
DigitalOutbox Episode 203 – Microsoft Build, Amazons Fire TV and the Nest hits the UK

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3:30 – Windows Phone 8.1 brings a new look and a Siri rival named Cortana
8:31 – Windows 8.1 Update available April 8th, includes keyboard and mouse improvements
11:44 – Microsoft making Windows free on devices with screens under nine inches
12:34 – Microsoft unveils redesigned Office for Windows touchscreens
14:46 – Microsoft announces universal Windows apps, which work across PCs, phones, tablets and Xbox One
16:22 – Microsoft pledges not to search user email for stolen property
18:05 – Porn site age-check law demanded by media regulator
20:49 – Cyber Emergency Response Team launched by UK
23:12 – UK will finally legalise ripping CDs and DVDs in June
24:03 – Sky will send DVD copies of your movie downloads
26:36 – How Dropbox Knows When You’re Sharing Copyrighted Stuff
29:07 – Amazon Fire TV
36:50 – Amazon Student lands in the UK with discounted deliveries for six months and 50% off Prime thereafter
37:34 – Motorola’s Moto G bites into UK budget smartphone market
39:41 – Nest thermostat arrives in the UK ahead of an ‘aggressive’ European expansion
41:58 – Spotify debuts ‘dark’ redesign ahead of competition from iTunes and YouTube

DigitalOutbox Episode 202

DigitalOutbox Episode 202
DigitalOutbox Episode 202 – Facebook buys Oculus, MS Office for iPad

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0:51 – Facebook buying Oculus VR for $2 billion
8:14 – Twitter introduces photo tagging, multiple photos in a single tweet
10:29 – Google Now Comes To Chrome On The Desktop For Windows And Mac
11:25 – Announcing the Office you love, now on the iPad
15:17 – UK telecoms watchdog says BT was most complained about broadband and pay TV provider in Q4 2013
17:17 – The new HTC One
20:23 – Tax change could hit music and e-book downloads
22:15 – UK games developers get cash boost
23:34 – Xbox One users to begin receiving warnings for bad behaviour online

Picks
Chris
Chromecast
– £30
– Simple
– Works well so far but with limited options
– Always on is at first annoying, but then it’s always there ready to cast

DigitalOutbox Episode 201

DigitalOutbox Episode 201
DigitalOutbox Episode 201 – Android Wear and Project Morpheus

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1:35 – Android coming to wearables
8:05 – Google Chromecast goes on sale in UK
9:56 – Apple releases 8GB version of its iPhone 5c, brings back the fourth-generation iPad
12:58 – Europe backs call for universal smartphone charger
14:41 – Theresa May warns Yahoo that its move to Dublin is a security worry
17:37 – U.S. To Give Up Key Internet Governance Role
20:44 – Mt.Gox Finds 200,000 Bitcoin In An Old-Format Digital Wallet
22:06 – Microsoft launches free OneNote for Mac, freemium OneNote for Windows, and OneNote cloud API for apps
25:30 – Sony announces Project Morpheus
29:14 – New Oculus Rift dev kit goes on sale for $350 today, likely ships in July
32:15 – Titanfall
36:01 – First Tweet