DigitalOutbox Episode 161

DigitalOutbox Episode 161
DigitalOutbox Episode 161 – Apple Doomed, Twitter Hacks and Long Live Clegg.

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1:38 – Microsoft introduces two step authentication for its user accounts
2:42 – Dow drops 100 points over a tweet
5:44 – Apple is doomed
10:15 – The Bearer of BadNews
12:46 – Google offers clearer search labels after EU probe
15:57 – Nick Clegg kills off Tory hopes of swift deal on revised ‘snooper’s charter’
18:10 – Virgin adds 21 new channels to its TV Anywhere service, confirms an Android app for later this year
19:14 – First UK 4G service EE reaches 318,000 LTE customers 5 months after launch
20:26 – Samsung S4 Reviews
22:51 – Nintendo posts annual loss of $366m for 2012, as its 3.45m Wii U sales fall short of 4m target
24:23 – Microsoft to unveil next Xbox at event on May 21st at its Redmond campus
26:51 – Apple auction the most exclusive cup of coffee

Picks
Ian
iPlayer Radio for Android
– Great Android app – not just an iOS port
– All the BBC radio stations and all the BBC podcasts too and on-demand content from the last 7 days
– Marks tracks as favourites as you listen, share them too
– Links to Radioplayer app so you can listen to the BBC’s competition. How civil.

DigitalOutbox Episode 160

DigitalOutbox Episode 160
DigitalOutbox Episode 160 – Twitter music, Google Glass and 5 Picks. 5!!!!

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1:48 – Twitter Music
6:16 – Google Glass No advertising allowed, developers told
12:27 – Leap Motion Controller Tech To Be Embedded In, And Bundled With, Future HP Devices
15:43 – O2 Refresh
19:43 – WordPress website targeted by hackers
22:39 – Guardian launches platform for user-generated content
27:07 – Ev Williams acquires long-form journalism project Matter
30:26 – LinkedIn buys Pulse
33:26 – Gov.uk wins Design of the Year award

Picks
Chris
PointerPointer
– Just try it
Google Remote Desktop
– Why have I not heard about this yet!!
– Brilliant in browser VNC type solution for any computer you set up through Chrome App Store and your Google ID.

Ian
Instashare
– Airdrop for iOS
– Run client on Mac, run app on iOS device
– Easily share files – it just works
– Free, IAP for £0.69p to remove adverts
Macheist
– Macheist Bundle
– 8 apps for $10
– xScope, Clarify, Path Finder, Fantastical + Totals, iStopMotion, Clean My Mac, Little Inferno
– Bargain
Yahoo Weather
– iOS
– Free
– A really slick free weather client, which integrates with Flickr
– Finally making use of Flickr elsewhere in Yahoo software
– App animations are sweet too

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