DigitalOutbox Episode 187

DigitalOutbox Episode 187
DigitalOutbox Episode 187 – Googlefest

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1:09 – Passengers will be able to use gadgets for entire US flights
2:51 – Samsung is pulling another Amazon on Android, but this is even bigger
8:18 – Google upgrades Glass hardware, offering one-time swap for existing users
11:27 – Google launches build-your-own-phone project Ara
13:46 – Google+ Updates
18:36 – Nexus 5
22:14 – Android 4.4 KitKat: Google’s simpler, integrated operating system designed for every phone
28:12 – Reports that NSA taps into Google and Yahoo data hubs infuriate tech giants
31:54 – Adobe Breach Impacted At Least 38 Million Users

33:37 – Pirate cull: UK court orders ISPs to block 21 file-sharing sites

35:44 – Dell users: Latitude 6430u laptops ‘smell of cat urine’

Picks
Ian
Fantastical 2 for iPhone
– Updated for iOS 7
– See calendar and reminders in one place
– Natural language input
– Great design – £1.99 for launch period

Evernote Partners with UK Mobile Carrier O2
– Free 12 months of Evernote Premium for O2 users
– I applied it and it extended my current premium subscription

DigitalOutbox Episode 186

DigitalOutbox Episode 186
DigitalOutbox Episode 186 – Tablets, Tablets, Tablets

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2:26 – WH Smith takes website offline after porn e-book scandal
5:48 – Googles Project Shield offers free protection from DDoS attacks
7:44 – Argos launches own-brand budget tablet for tweenies

9:46 – Amazons new Kindle Fire HDX tablets – pre-orders open in the UK
11:00 – Nokia Keynote
15:19 – Apple Keynote
30:58 – Apple poaches Burberry CEO Ahrendts to be its new retail chief
32:58 – Windows 8.1 now out
35:57 – Twitter Solves The Follow-Back Tango, Enables Direct Messages From All Your Followers
37:12 – BBM app coming back to Apple App Store and Google Play today
38:19 – LinkedIns Intro Feature Is Very Cool And A Spectacularly Bad Idea
42:13 – Ubisoft Delays Watchdogs
44:41 – DriveClub officially delayed until 2014

DigitalOutbox Episode 185

DigitalOutbox Episode 185
DigitalOutbox Episode 185 – Adobe hacked and BBC look to the future

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0:51 – Adobes network compromised: 2.9 million customer names, encrypted credit and debit card numbers, and source code
5:32 – Twitter IPO: social media company looks to raise $1bn in public share sale
7:17 – NSA and GCHQ target Tor network that protects anonymity of web users
9:31 – Google To Start Employing User Ratings And Photos In Shared Endorsements Ads
12:28 – 1m Raspberry Pi computers have now been built in the UK, as global sales hit 1.75m
13:56 – BBC plans to help get the nation coding
16:01 – iPlayer
19:49 – Playlister
21:33 – Live Events
23:26 – BBC Store
26:16 – ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 force TVCatchUp to drop their services
29:06 – Samsung’s Galaxy Round is the first phone with a curved display
32:11 – Make a mini you from £40
34:43 – Rockstar apologizes for GTA Online issues with in-game cash

DigitalOutbox Episode 184

DigitalOutbox Episode 184
DigitalOutbox Episode 184 – Ballmers Tears, Sleazy Samsung.

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0:57 – Steve Ballmer’s intense, tearful goodbye to Microsoft
4:40 – Windows Phone catching up with iOS and Android in Europe
7:54 – Ofcom: no 5G networks in UK until ‘at least 2018’ as it rolls out white space trials
11:27 – Rail mobile internet speeds set to get faster in UK
12:49 – UK to create new cyber defence force
16:23 – What’s a security flaw worth? $12.50 for Yahoo
19:45 – FBI claims largest Bitcoin seizure after arrest of alleged Silk Road founder
24:17 – The Galaxy Note 3 comes with a ‘tiny screen’ mode that enables one hand usage
26:28 – Note 3’s benchmarking ‘adjustments’ inflate scores by up to 20%
30:51 – Judge tosses Apple motion, allows patent troll Lodsys to continue rampage
37:33 – GTA Online

Picks
Ian
The Great Suspender
– Extension for Chrome
– Unload, park, suspend tabs to reduce memory footprint of chrome.
Tabs can auto-suspend after a configurable period of time or be suspended manually. Tabs can be whitelisted to avoid automatic suspension. Suspended tabs are retained after closing and reopening browser, preventing many tabs from all reloading after a restart
– Saves memory and more importantly battery on laptops

Chris
Pocket Casts
– Great podcast app for Android and iOS
– Auto downloads, syncs between clients and a fantastic front end

DigitalOutbox Episode 183

DigitalOutbox Episode 183
DigitalOutbox Episode 183 – RIM retreats, Easyjet stumbles and a plethora of tablets.

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0:56 – BlackBerry to fire 4,500 employees as sales of new device plummet
2:59 – BBM’s Android And iOS Launch Weekend Going About As Badly As Possible
4:56 – BlackBerry Signs Letter Of Intent To Go Private For $9 Per Share In Deal Valued At $4.7 Billion
9:04 – iPhone 5s and 5c sales top 9m over Apples opening weekend
11:33 – The iPhones Fingerprint Sensor Has Already Been Hacked
13:42 – Argos and eBay join forces for click-and-collect service
16:28 – EasyJet under fire after claims it refused to let The Drum columnist Mark Leiser on board for sending critical tweet
19:13 – Rural superfast broadband chaos due BT’s ‘near monopoly’, say MPs
23:21 – Roku launches new TV streaming boxes and brings Roku 3 to the UK and Ireland
25:35 – Tesco enters the tablet fray with Hudl
28:15 – Surface Pro 2: hands-on with Microsoft’s new tablet powerhouse
31:31 – Amazons Kindle Fire HDX
35:28 – Amazon’s new $139 Kindle Fire HD is the cheap tablet to buy
37:02 – Valve announces SteamOS, a living room operating system for games
39:47 – Valve announces Steam Machines, the Steam Box hardware beta

Picks
Ian
Instacast
– Excellent Podcast player for iOS and Mac
– Mac – $19.99
– iOS – £2.99
– Excellent player, syncs really well between clients
– Supports downloading in the background
– iTunes update this week was the final push for me to try other clients – and this is great
– If you want to keep podcasts in sync over Android and iOS try Pocketcasts

DigitalOutbox Episode 182

DigitalOutbox Episode 182
DigitalOutbox Episode 182 – Twitter IPO, iPhone Launch and GTA V

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1:02 – Twitter makes IPO plans official
3:19 – Abandoned NHS IT system has cost £10bn so far
6:53 – Mobile phone emergency alert system to be tested in UK
9:18 – iPhone Shortages
19:35 – UK enters global online university race
21:30 – Apple Starts Letting Users Install Last Compatible Versions Of Apps
23:00 – Google makes QuickOffice free, gives away 10 GB in Drive storage
24:47 – Bump gets acquired by Google
25:22 – Washington gunman Aaron Alexis heard ‘voices in head’ after playing violent video games up to 18 hours a day
27:21 – GTA V