DigitalOutbox Episode 240

Chris and Ian discuss Facebook F8, the crazy world of mobile and up Periscope

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Ian
Knowhow 12 month Sim
– £24.99
– Micro & Mini & Nano SIM
– Includes 1 GB of data per month for one year
– Additional data available from £7.99 per month
– No contract
– Three network in the UK and delivers 4G where available

DigitalOutbox Episode 194

DigitalOutbox Episode 194
DigitalOutbox Episode 194 – Obama reforms NSA, Twitter abuse and Windows 7

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1:11 – BlackBerry team as sales continue to plunge
5:53 – Ex-footballer Collymore accuses Twitter over abusive messages
11:00 – UK mobile and broadband providers must let you leave mid-contract if they hike their prices
13:35 – Forget Glass, Google[x] is testing a smart contact lens for diabetics
15:16 – Windows 7 ‘back by popular demand’, says HP as it targets wary consumers
17:43 – Apple Promises to Fix iOS 7 ‘White Screen of Death’
19:38 – Nintendo forecasts loss amid weak Wii U sales
23:20 – Kinect to blame for BBC iPlayer on Xbox One delay, says developer

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Ian
Stockfish for Mac
– A beautiful, powerful chess app.
– Play two-player games on the beautiful chess board, or get instant accurate analysis of any game. Stockfish will tell you who’s winning and calculate the best move.
– Supports retina screens
– Stockfish is powered by the open source Stockfish chess engine, which is one of the strongest chess engines in the world.
– If you have a Mac Pro (or any Mac for that matter), the Stockfish engine can take full advantage of your hardware. Just open up the preferences and hit the “Optimize for Maximum Performance” button. Stockfish’s analysis speed scales nearly linearly with the number of cores you dedicate to analysis.
– Free

DigitalOutbox Episode 180

DigitalOutbox Episode 180
DigitalOutbox Episode 180 – Ballmer to retire, Nintendo 2DS

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1:36 – Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to step down within a year
8:19 – Steve Jobs’ Email Shows Apple Changed In-App Purchasing Rules Specifically To Retaliate Against Amazon
11:36 – Google drops Nexus 4 to $199 in the US and slashes prices by 25% in 6 other markets
13:08 – Three confirm 4G plans
14:56 – On the day that O2 and Vodafone launch 4G in the UK
18:24 – Twitter Updates Android, iOS And Web With New Conversation View, Abuse Reporting
20:41 – Facebook Announces Shared Photo Albums To Boost Group Engagement
22:06 – Feedly Pro Available for all
23:33 – Nintendo 2DS coming this Oct. for £109, plays 3DS games in 2D
27:03 – Twerk, Selfie, Bitcoin, Others Added To Oxford Dictionary

DigitalOutbox Episode 178

DigitalOutbox Episode 178
DigitalOutbox Episode 178 – GTA Online and more Xbox One reversals

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0:38 – Ask.fm offers to name suicide teen’s anonymous tormenters
2:13 – Lavabit email service abruptly shut down citing government interference
5:38 – BlackBerry goes up for sale after years of struggle in smartphone market
12:05 – O2 unveils 4G pricing
13:30 – City of London calls halt to smartphone tracking bins
16:05 – Pirate Bay Launches PirateBrowser On Maiden Voyage
20:08 – Apple publishes rules for developers to calm row over in-app purchases
22:00 – Xbox One now functions without Kinect switched on confirmed
24:19 – Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer Reveal
28:07 – GTA V Multiplayer Reveal

DigitalOutbox Episode 177

DigitalOutbox Episode 177
DigitalOutbox Episode 177 – Moto X and Twitter Trolls

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0:59 – Moto X
7:10 – Google announces tool to track lost Android phones
8:09 – O2 and Vodaphone Launch 4G on August 29th
12:16 – BT and Vodafone among telecoms companies passing details to GCHQ
15:06 – No internet access in 17% of UK homes, ONS data shows
17:06 – Teenager Hannah Smith killed herself because of online bullying
21:09 – Stella Creasy receives Twitter photo of masked, knife-wielding man
23:35 – Twitters Abuse Commitment
25:51 – Tweeting arrests of ‘illegal immigrants’ is a new low for the Home Office
26:48 – Twitter bigot ordered to pay gay rights campaigner £40,000 for calling her a paedophile
29:01 – Obama Administration Vetoes Ban On Certain iPhones And iPads
31:08 – ‘Safety issues’ prompt Apple charger trade-in programme
33:24 – Amazon launches digital downloads for software and video games in the UK
34:27 – Feedly Pro Announced
37:07 – Google Chrome security flaw offers unrestricted password access
39:18 – Google Play Music All Access Goes Live In 9 European Countries

Picks
Ian
Pivvot
– Pivvot is a thrilling game of strategic avoidance that will consistently test and challenge your ability to make quick, impulsive decisions. As the game progresses, you will have to rely on your instincts and problem-solving skills to navigate down the winding path for survival. With its intensity, minimalistic design, and puzzling logic, Pivvot is sure to keep you guessing at every turn.
– iOS and coming soon to Android

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