DigitalOutbox Episode 384

Chris and Ian discuss Bethesda, Amazons Fall Event and new Pixels

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DigitalOutbox Episode 297

Chris and Ian discuss Microsoft, Apple, Nintendo and hacking

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DigitalOutbox Episode 209

DigitalOutbox Episode 209
DigitalOutbox Episode 209 – eBay hacked and Surface Pro 3

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1:24 – Apple, Google Settle Motorola Patent Dispute But Broader Issues Remain
4:11 – Ebay tells 112 MILLION customers to reset passwords after massive data theft
8:47 – Microsoft announces Surface Pro 3
16:35 – Facebook brings autoplay adverts to UK
18:16 – Facebook wants to ‘listen’ to your music and TV
22:07 – BT ordered to repair most faults ‘within two days’
23:32 – Halo 5: Guardians not hitting Xbox One until fall 2015
27:44 – Xbox One’s June update adds your friends’ real names and external drive support

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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Ian
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 139

DigitalOutbox Episode 139
DigitalOutbox Episode 139 – Apple iPad mini, Macbook 13 Inch Retina, iPad 4th Gen and EE Pricing

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1:44 – Apple Keynote
23:07 – Windows 8
29:36 – UK Digital TV Digital Switchover Complete
30:13 – EE finally reveal 4G pricing
35:51 – More UK piracy sites to be blocked

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Ian
Letterpress
– iOS – free with in app purchase for $0.99
– New game from Loren Brichter, developer of Tweetie
– Simple, addictive word game
– Gorgeous clear visual design
– Make a word, score points, friend makes a word, block out area’s of the game board

Reading List

Unfortunately we aren’t able to bring you a podcast this week. Instead, here are the stories that caught our eye and are well worth reading. Normal service will hopefully resume next week.

Gary McKinnon’s U.S. Extradition Blocked On Human Rights Grounds
http://techcrunch.com/2012/10/16/uk-government-blocks-hacker-gary-mckinnons-us-extradition-on-human-rights-grounds/
In a surprise to many the Home Secretary Theresa May blocked Gary McKinnon’s extradition on health grounds.

Gov.uk is live
http://www.gov.uk/
Gov.uk has moved out of beta to a live service. Really impressed with the look and feel of the site. More impressive is how open the development has been. Good job.

Xbox Music launched
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19948100
Microsoft launch a streaming music competitor to Spotify et all. Launching first on the new Xbox dashboard and coming soon to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. More interesting is the Android and iOS clients coming next year.

Surface priced and dated
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/oct/16/microsoft-surface-price
Microsoft price and date the Windows for RT Surface tablet. Similar to iPad pricing but watching the ad for the Surface makes the keyboard cover the USP – so why doesn’t every Surface come with one? Microsoft also haven’t done a good job explaining Windows RT – http://www.winsupersite.com/article/windows8/windows-rt-redmond-problem-144554

Apple loses Samsung Appeal
http://techcrunch.com/2012/10/18/apple-vs-samsung-u-k-appeal-court-upholds-galaxy-tab-not-cool-enough-to-copy-ipad-ruling/
Apple lose their appeal in the UK and will now have to run adverts saying that Samsung didn’t copy Apple…in a font no smaller than Ariel 14. Weird specific ruling.

Kindle PaperWhite hits the UK
http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/12/kindle-paperwhite-uk/
Amazon bring the PaperWhite Kindle to the UK…but some people aren’t happy with uneven lighting issues – http://techcrunch.com/2012/10/13/amazon-acknowledges-uneven-lighting-on-the-kindle-paperwhite/

Raspberry Pi gets an update
http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/15/raspberry-pi-model-b-512mb-ram/
Double the RAM for the same price – bargain.

GoPro’s new Hero3 is lighter, faster, higher res and has WiFi, comes in three flavors starting at $199
http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/16/gopro-hd-hero3/
One of the best action camera’s gets a great update.

Boxee TV
http://blog.boxee.tv/2012/10/16/boxee-box-past-present-and-future/
New direction for Boxee, releasing a TV tuner that is US only and stopping updates to it’s Boxee Box. Shame and a poke in the eye for anyone outside the US.

Pirate Bay moves servers to the cloud
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19982440
Pirate Bay is moving much of it’s infrastructure to the cloud to stay ne step ahead of any future legal battles.

Unmasking the worlds biggest troll
http://gawker.com/5950981/unmasking-reddits-violentacrez-the-biggest-troll-on-the-web
A must read story on how Reddit’s biggest troll, responsible for posting some vile material, was unmasked and outed. There has been much fallout including question marks on how Reddit is run. The troller known as Violentacrez has lost his job and now appeared on American TV to apologise for his actions.

Skydiver Baumgartner sets YouTube live view record
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19947159
The world watched Felix Baumgartner skydive from the edge of space setting many records including the most watched YouTube Live record with over 8 million viewers. The previous record was 500,000 for the London Olympics.

Google Data Centres
http://www.google.com/about/datacenters/
Google released lot’s of information about it’s secretive data centres which helps YouTube allow for 8 million continuous streams. SOme of the pictures are amazing – have you seen a data centre look so clean and colourful?