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

Picks
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

DigitalOutbox Episode 200

DigitalOutbox Episode 200
DigitalOutbox Episode 200 – iOS 7.1 and calls for an online Magna Carter

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1:52 – MtGox fraud evidence hacked and published, complete with Bitcoin wallet-stealing malware
4:17 – An online Magna Carta: Berners-Lee calls for bill of rights for web
10:35 – U.K. Internet Of Things Startups & Projects To Get £46M More Government Cash By 2015
16:12 – Add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets
18:37 – Google Drive monthly plans cut to $1.99 for 100GB, $9.99 for 1TB and $99.99 for 10TB
20:04 – Facebook Launches Its 15-Second, Auto-Playing Video Ads
21:28 – Apple launches iOS 7.1
26:33 – Milk Music: Samsung launches free music streaming service
27:37 – New-look iPlayer unveiled by BBC
29:42 – Archival Disc to be next Blu-Ray

Picks
Ian
Todoist
– Free complete todo app available on 13 platforms
– Sync works!
– Premium gives you reminders, notes and labels/filters for $29 a year
– Used for three weeks now and love it

Smash Hit
– Free for iOS and Android – in app purchase of £1.49 to go premium
– Smash glass with balls – lovely simple challenging game
– Premium – restart from checkpoints, statistics, cloud saves

DigitalOutbox Episode 199

DigitalOutbox Episode 199
DigitalOutbox Episode 199 – Bitcoin and CarPlay

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1:02 – UK Advisor Involved In Britains Internet Filter Arrested For Child Porn
3:11 – MtGox bitcoin exchange files for bankruptcy
7:55 – Flipboard Is Buying Zite From CNN For $60M
10:49 – Apple CarPlay
14:53 – Apples TV Hobby Is Now a Billion-Dollar Business
17:05 – Roku beats Googles Chromecast to the UK with a TV streaming stick
18:42 – BBC Three: channel to be closed to save BBC Four
20:22 – Three rolls out 4G for free – but kills unlimited tethering
22:11 – OnLive Returns With New Leadership, New Cloud Gaming Products and Steam Integration
24:46 – Xbox March Update Arrives

Picks
Chris
Plants vs Zombies for Xbox One
– Surprisingly fun
– Like Team Fortress
– £35
– It must be good – it got Chris gaming