DigitalOutbox Episode 222

DigitalOutbox Episode 222
DigitalOutbox Episode 222 – Minecraft, iOS8 and U2

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Shownotes
2:26 – Microsoft is buying Minecraft developer Mojang for $2.5 billion
4:45 – Im leaving Mojang
7:27 – Android One Is Launching in India, but Its a Big Deal for Everyone
10:50 – Heartbroken Phones 4u team braces for up to 5,600 redundancies as company goes into administration
13:30 – Apple reveals 4m pre-orders for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in first 24 hours
14:38 – iOS8 launch
25:59 – Amazon unveils the £169 Kindle Voyage, a premium e-reader with haptic page-turning
29:16 – Amazon introduces the next-gen Fire HDX 8.9 tablet with the latest Fire OS 4 Sangria
31:37 – Destiny becomes UK’s biggest ever new game launch
32:45 – People hate U2

Picks
Ian
Humble Indie Bundle 12
– Pay What You Want
– SteamWorld Dig
– Hammerwatch
– Gunpoint
– Beat the Average
– Papers, Please
– Luftrausers
– Gone Home
– More to come…
– Pay at Least $10
– Prison Architect (Alpha Access)

DigitalOutbox Episode 221

DigitalOutbox Episode 221
DigitalOutbox Episode 221 – Apple Watch, iPhone 6 and IFA

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1:11 – Amazons Twitch Acquisition Is Official
5:14 – Apple iCloud Storage pricing
7:24 – Twitpic, Already Sidelined By Twitter, Shuts Down After Trademark Spat
10:00 – You can now buy things directly on Twitter
11:58 – Bank customers to sign in with ‘finger vein’ technology
14:31 – GiffGaff to scrap most of its unlimited data bundles
17:31 – Amazon Fire TV available for pre-order in the UK and Germany for £79
19:04 – Amazon cuts Fire phone price to $0.99 in the US, opens Germany and UK pre-orders; will ship September 30
20:44 – Meet Toshiba’s £99 Windows tablet PC
23:17 – ASUS ZenWatch will retail for ‘under £199′
25:10 – Samsung announces the Galaxy Note
25:49 – Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge has a display that curves over one side
28:55 – Samsung enters the virtual reality race with the Gear VR headset
29:48 – Samsung Gear S
32:09 – Sony joins the Android Wear ranks with underwhelming SmartWatch 3
34:14 – Sony perfects the Xperia formula with new Z3 family of mobile devices
35:16 – Motorolas next generation Moto G stretches to a 5in screen
36:10 – Motorolas Moto X – like a smartphone, but in leather
37:23 – Motorola Moto 360 – a smartwatch masquerading as a classic time piece
39:20 – iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus
46:27 – Apple Pay
50:16 – Apple Watch

DigitalOutbox Episode 220

DigitalOutbox Episode 220
DigitalOutbox Episode 220 – Amazon Twitch, Dropbox blinks, Hyperlapse again

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1:11 – Amazons Twitch Acquisition Is Official
3:04 – Dropbox Beefs Up Its Pro Feature Set
6:20 – Instagram launches Hyperlapse, an iPhone app for capturing smooth time-lapse videos
9:21 – Google Docs, Sheets and Slides for iPhone, iPad updated with Office compatibility
11:13 – Twitter launch analytics for all
12:49 – Skys NOW TV app for Android and iOS lets you watch on the big screen via Chromecast
13:55 – Nude celebrity picture leak looks like phishing or email account hack
16:50 – BBC begins kids coding push with Bitesize and TV shows
19:09 – Top independent school puts lessons free on iTunes
21:58 – Google reveals home delivery drone program Project Wing
24:47 – AnandTech Founder Anand Shimpi Is Heading To Apple
26:08 – Nintendo reveals the New Nintendo 3DS

Picks
Ian
Sky Force 2014
– Free with IAP + add’s
– Addictive iOS (also Android) game – think 1942 updated for modern day
– Gets hard but nice to play for 10-15 mins and come back to

DigitalOutbox Episode 219

DigitalOutbox Episode 219
DigitalOutbox Episode 219 – Twitter tweaks the timeline and bye bye Ballmer

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Shownotes
1:24 – Twitter now officially says your timeline is more than just tweets from people you follow
10:18 – Steve Ballmer Steps Down From Microsofts Board
11:39 – Online music videos to carry age rating from October, says David Cameron
14:45 – Amazons Whispersync for Voice hits the UK to help you switch between reading and listening to ebooks
18:18 – Mailbox for OS X enters public beta with new features, including snooze to device and Auto Swipe
19:51 – PlayStation Network Suffers DDOS Attack, Hackers Claim To Have Grounded SOE Presidents Plane

Picks
Ian
Serendipity
– Free
– an online map that displays a stream of coordinates when two users played the same song at the same time. Serendipity isn’t live, but is reflective of real-time data recorded recently over a one hour period. As each pair of listeners flashes onto the screen, the song they chose starts playing for a few fleeting moments before another song comes on. Serendipity only displays users who clicked Play within one tenth of a second of each other, Spotify says. The site isn’t particularly useful, but is a fantastic visualization of how music spreads — and of the reach of Spotify’s user base. It’s also just a fun way to hear what the world is listening to.
– Serendipity was built by Kyle McDonald, a Brooklyn-based digital artist who recently became Spotify’s first “artist in residence.”

DigitalOutbox Episode 218

DigitalOutbox Episode 218
DigitalOutbox Episode 218 – Gamescom

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Shownotes
1:34 – Is the internet full and going to shut down?
4:01 – Ask.fm bought by Ask.com and Tinder owner
5:44 – Mobile firm EE introduces queue jumping charge
8:34 – Samsung Buys Smart-Home Outfit SmartThings, Reportedly For $200 Million
11:06 – Samsung ditches all-plastic design with metal Galaxy Alpha
13:04 – Manchester United Bans iPads From Home Games
14:37 – Microsoft demo Hyperlapse
17:19 – Yolo and binge-watch added to online dictionary
19:16 – Gamescom – Microsoft
34:40 – Gamescom – Sony
54:02 – Call of Duty
55:20 – Geometry Wars 3
56:20 – The Golf CLub
58:07 – P.T. – Silent Hill

DigitalOutbox Episode 217

DigitalOutbox Episode 217
DigitalOutbox Episode 217 – Driverless Cars and Twitch

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2:12 – OKCupid experiments with ‘bad’ dating matches
6:03 – UK to allow driverless cars on public roads in January
10:16 – BMW Mini drivers in the UK can now get parking help from JustParks new in-car app
12:34 – Apple and Samsung Agree To End All Non-U.S. Patent Disputes
15:44 – UK operator Three confirms that all its phones are now sold unlocked
18:08 – UK piracy police arrest man for running proxy server
21:42 – Twitch bought?
28:09 – Xbox One digital TV tuner will allow Europeans to control live TV without HDMI pass-through
30:05 – EA announces a £3.99 gaming subscription for the Xbox One

Picks
Ian
Nuzzel
– Free on the web and iOS
– Surfaces content from your friends on Twitter and Facebook
– More content shared socially than via RSS, sometimes you just don’t have time to sift through 1000’s of tweets and feeds
– Nuzzel will present links shared by your friends on Twitter and Facebook
– View by date or number of friends shared
– Handy
– Your newsfed is public as is your friends – http://nuzzel.com/shweepa

Belong.io
– Free
– Build by Andy Baio
– a Twitter-fueled link aggregator that favors new projects/sites over news/articles
– Handy