DigitalOutbox Episode 269

Chris and Ian discuss Google Tax, Apple Woes and Sky Q

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Forecast Bar
– Clean and accurate weather app for Mac
– Uses Forecast.io data
– £4.49

DigitalOutbox Episode 267

Chris and Ian discuss Tech News and CES 2016

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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 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

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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

DigitalOutbox Episode 181

DigitalOutbox Episode 181
DigitalOutbox Episode 181 – Apple Keynote and Microsoft buy Nokia

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1:07 – Nokia’s handset business bought by Microsoft for €5.44bn
6:48 – US and UK spy agencies defeat privacy and security on the internet
9:58 – Ministry of Sound sues Spotify
11:32 – Amazon’s ‘Kindle MatchBook’ finally bundles physical books with a copy for your Kindle
13:00 – Android KitKat unveiled in Google surprise move
14:41 – Google’s browser becomes a true platform with today’s launch of Chrome Apps
17:00 – Xbox Music gets iOS and Android apps, free web playback; cloud locker to follow
18:52 – Xbox One Launch Date
20:24 – Sony – thinner Vita and Vita TV
23:22 – Sony at IFA
26:59 – Samsung at IFA
31:14 – iOS 7
33:43 – iPhone 5c
35:49 – iPhone 5s