DigitalOutbox Episode 374

Chris and Ian discuss Zoom, NHSx, Surface and Xbox Series X

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Magic Leap reportedly slashes 1,000 jobs and steps away from consumer plans
Messenger Rooms are Facebook’s answer to Zoom and Houseparty for the pandemic
Google is making Meet free for everyone
NHS rejects Apple-Google coronavirus app plan
Apple and Google release first seed of COVID-19 exposure notification API for contact tracing app developers
PewDiePie signs exclusive live-streaming deal with YouTube
Facebook’s ‘supreme court’ members announced
Virgin Media and O2 join forces to take on BT
Don’t expect to see Windows 10X dual-screen devices this year
Microsoft’s new Surface Go 2 has a bigger display and better Intel processor
Microsoft announces Surface Headphones 2 with improved battery life
The Surface Earbuds get a new $199 price ahead of May 12th release date
Microsoft launches Surface Book 3 with new Nvidia GPU options, up to 32GB of RAM, and faster SSDs
GitHub gets a built-in IDE with Codespaces, discussion forums and more
Xbox Game Pass subscriptions hit 10 million
Microsoft reveals Xbox Series X boot screen, confirms July event for Halo Infinite and more
Every Xbox Series X game announced by Microsoft today

DigitalOutbox Episode 346

Chris and Ian discuss Youtube, Tumblr and Doom

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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