DigitalOutbox Episode 159

DigitalOutbox Episode 159
DigitalOutbox Episode 159 – Google Store, HTC One and Facebook celebs

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1:33 – Mayor Pumps $33M Into London Startups With New MMC London Fund
4:30 – HMV branches sold to Hilco, saving 141 branches
6:31 – LulzSec hacktivists plead guilty to cyber-attacks on NHS, Sony and NI
8:14 – Google store updates
11:22 – 4G mobile broadband speeds ‘doubling’, says EE
14:32 – HTC – Great One reviews, poor profits
18:06 – Samsung unveils 6.3in Galaxy Mega smartphone
21:48 – Facebook starts charging users up to £11 to contact celebrities
23:41 – Apple Pulls App Discovery App ‘AppGratis’ From App Store
28:05 – Googles New Inactive Account Manager Gives You Control Over Your Digital Afterlife

DigitalOutbox Episode 158

DigitalOutbox Episode 158
DigitalOutbox Episode 158 – Facebook Home, Browser Forks and So Long Lucasarts

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1:29 – Facebooks New Home
8:28 – Google Forks WebKit And Launches Blink
13:05 – Mozilla and Samsung Collaborate on Next Generation Web Browser Engine
17:01 – Dropbox Now in Yahoo! Mail
18:36 – Amazon buys Goodreads
21:06 – Lodsys returns
23:52 – Disney closes Lucasarts
27:10 – British Library to archive one billion UK web pages by year’s end
30:12 – Tory MP accidentally tweets porn site instead of news
31:21 – Rumours

Picks
Chris
Kerbal Space Program
– Available on Steam. It’s still in Beta and is certainly rough round the edges but is an amazing Space Sandbox game – where you’re pretty much left to start up your own space program from scratch.
– Build rockets, send manned missions into space, to the mun, try and get everyone back safely!
– Nicely characterized but extremely technical
– Thanks to Paul for the pick.

DigitalOutbox Episode 157

DigitalOutbox Episode 157
DigitalOutbox Episode 157 – Yahoo buys a teen and Updates

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1:21 – Apple introduces 2 step verification
4:54 – Global internet slows after biggest attack in history
8:52 – Yahoo spends millions on UK teen Nick D’Aloisio’s Summly app
14:03 – Facebook launches free calling for iOS users in UK
17:43 – Google announces open source patent pledge, won’t sue ‘unless first attacked’
19:59 – Blockbuster UK sold to investment firm, half its stores to close
21:03 – Jessops Returns
23:21 – Telegraph extends paywall to UK readers
26:24 – Flipboard – Now You Can Publish Your Own ‘Magazine’
30:07 – U.K’s First 4G Network Reaches Half The Population Five Months After Launch
30:47 – Google gives Nexus 4 obvious design tweaks to keep it from falling off your desk

Picks
Ian
Forecast.io
– Hyperlocal forecasts for the UK
– Web app
– Shows now, next hour, next 24 hours and the week ahead
– Nice map view
– Supports multiple locations, toggle C or F
– Install on iOS or Android for great mobile view
– Also has a time machine for locations

DigitalOutbox Episode 156

DigitalOutbox Episode 156
DigitalOutbox Episode 156 – Samsung Galaxy S4, Mailbox and Google Keep

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0:44 – Samsung Launch Galaxy S4
8:45 – Dropbox buys Mailbox
12:51 – Build collaborative apps with Google Drive Realtime API
14:06 – Google Keep
16:12 – Feedly picks up 500,000 new users
19:33 – Three gobbles up large slice of EE mobile phone spectrum for free
22:00 – Press regulation deal sparks fears of high libel fines for bloggers
27:13 – Kevin Lynch Joining Apple To Become VP Of Technology
34:04 – Internet pioneers are first winners of £1m engineering prize

Picks
Ian
Alfred 2
– Free, powerpack costs $15
– Superb launcher for Mac
– Workflows are like a supercharged version of the original extension support. Create one workflow that encompasses a number of steps and scripts
– Much improved theme support

DigitalOutbox Episode 155

DigitalOutbox Episode 155
DigitalOutbox Episode 155 – Rubin moves, Reader shuttered and the Boxer hunts a Troll

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0:51 – Sundar Pichai Takes Over For Andy Rubin As Head Of Android At Google
11:30 – Google takes harsh stance against ad-blocking apps, removes them from Play Store
14:03 – A second spring of cleaning
26:56 – Kindle Fire HD 8.9 finally hits the UK
28:23 – Netflix Speed Index
29:46 – Average UK broadband speed hits 12Mbps
32:20 – Pirate Bay for 3D printing launched
35:22 – The boxer and the troll

Picks
Ian
Pocket Casts
– £2.70
– Great features
– Great widget
– Digitaloutbox looks excellent in it – see the feeds

Ridiculous Fishing
– £1.50 ish?
– Great games for iOS
– Simple – drop anchor, catch fish

DigitalOutbox Episode 154

DigitalOutbox Episode 154
DigitalOutbox Episode 154 – Microsoft Fine, Evernote breach and EA dickery

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3:20 – Microsoft fined 561m Euros for browser choice error
7:00 – Evernote Security Breach
9:38 – Twitter discontinuing iPhone, Android, and Air versions of TweetDeck
12:21 – Facebook updates News Feeds
16:13 – Amazon acts to halt sales of Keep Calm and Rape T-shirts
18:54 – Tu Go app lets O2 UK customers use their mobile number with any iOS or Android device
20:55 – Tesco launches Clubcard TV, a Blinkbox-powered video-streaming service supported by advertisers
23:47 – Simcity – more EA dickery