The Two Techies 340: False Advertising

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Censorship disguised as moderation, HP don’t like compatible ink and could Twitter see new ownership?

Topics talked about today:

  • Valve Bans Game Publisher After It Sues Players That Gave It Bad Steam Reviews
  • “HP pre-programmed failure date of unofficial/ non-HP ink cartridges in its printers”
  • Twitter shares soar almost 20% on takeover talk
  • Adblock Plus now sells ads

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The Two Techies 339: Simply Unhelpful

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Amazon goes further with Echo, 10 million Raspberry Pi’s and an abundance of information on the iPhone 7.

Topics talked about today:

  • Amazon’s Echo speakers head to UK and Germany
  • iPhone 7 is Now the World’s Fastest Phone (By a Lot)
  • Raspberry Pi’s Latest Milestone: 10 Million Units Sold
  • Think Google Fiber’s fast? Nokia to show off tech that’s 1,000 times faster

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The Two Techies 338: Maximum Potential

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Sony release an upgraded and slimmer version of the PS4 alongside a Pro model, Apple reveal their new iPhone and how big is too big for a smartphone?

Topics talked about today:

  • Sony’s PlayStation Pro event: the 4 biggest announcements
  • Apple Unveils iPhone 7 With Water Resistance, A10 Fusion, New ‘Jet Black’ Color, Updated Cameras, No Headphone Jack, and More
  • Apple Debuts Wireless ‘AirPods’ With 5 Hours of Music Playback
  • Apple Announces Swimproof ‘Apple Watch Series 2’ With Built-In GPS and New Ceramic Edition

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The Two Techies 337: Coffee Mills to Cars

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Apple makes their September event official, Samsung have some hot bother with the Note 7 and what’s next for smartphone cameras?

Topics talked about today:

  • Apple Invites Media to September 7 Event: ‘See You on the 7th’
  • Samsung halts the sale of Note 7 over battery problem
  • Sony, DJI and Lenovo show off new smartphone camera tech
  • Apple reportedly among companies that held potential acquisition talks with Lyft

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The Two Techies 336: Young at 25

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Does technology always get it right? The future for consumer devices and when companies hold a little bit too much information.

Topics talked about today:

  • Microsoft Excel blamed for gene study errors
  • HP laptop blocks over-shoulder snooping
  • WhatsApp and Facebook data sharing plan being investigated
  • Who are the hackers who cracked the iPhone?

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The Two Techies 335: Surprising Statistics

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Will a second generation Apple Watch bring much to the table for consumers? ISP’s don’t have to give information up on alleged copyright infringers and businesses make more use of tablet devices than consumers in certain markets.

Topics talked about today:

  • Australian Banks Denied Request to Negotiate Over Apple Pay
  • Apple Watch 2 Roundup: Specs, Features, and Availability rumours
  • Court rules that ISPs do not need to give up information on alleged pirates, copyright infringers
  • Apple’s iPad is more popular with businesses than consumers

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The Two Techies 334: Disconcerting Pattern

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iOS 10 tidbits from the latest beta, could Apple finally be refocusing efforts on computers and Hulu waves goodbye to its free service.

Topics talked about today:

  • iOS 10 Beta 5 Tidbits: New Lock Screen Sound, Widget Tweaks, and More
  • MacBook Pro Lineup Set For ‘Most Significant Overhaul in Over 4 Years’
  • Hulu Bids Goodbye to Its Free Service
  • Adblock Plus bypasses Facebook’s attempt to restrict ad blockers

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The Two Techies 333: Recurring Theme

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Just how dangerous are malicious USB sticks? Amazon patents a good idea but an unlikely product and the problem with email notifications and alerts from companies.

Topics talked about today:

  • Does dropping malicious USB sticks really work? Yes, worryingly well…
  • Amazon’s next noise-canceling headphones could turn off when someone yells your name
  • This is what Apple should tell you when you lose your iPhone

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The Two Techies 332: You Know

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Verizon buys Yahoo for a significant sum, Apple have sold 1 billion iPhones and Microsoft is always listening.

Topics talked about today:

  • Apple Reports Q3 2016 Earnings of $7.8B on $42.4B in Revenue
  • Yahoo acquired for $4.8b
  • You can’t turn off Cortana in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

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The Two Techies 331: Tipping Point

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Does a Microsoft software update for Linux show signs of it’s development in the consumer market, when unlimited isn’t unlimited and Netflix pays the price for it’s price.

Topics talked about today:

  • Microsoft Updates Skype For Linux For the First Time in Two Years
  • Verizon will disconnect its heaviest ‘unlimited’ data users
  • BT broadband customers hit by second fault
  • Netflix price rises prompt subscribers to turn off

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The Two Techies 330: Through the Vine

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From Spain, a major win for Microsoft’s “free for all” data case, Vine could be in trouble with a lack of interest and a loss of executives and Microsoft scraps their Finland phone unit.

Topics talked about today:

  • Major win for Microsoft in ‘free for all’ data case
  • Vine isn’t growing and most of its top executives have left
  • Microsoft scraps Finland phone unit
  • YouTubers took money from Warner Bros. for positive game reviews

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The Two Techies 329: Complete Oversight

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The permanency of posting content online, a major UK ISP is about to integrate censorship as default and drone “near-miss” occurrences increase exponentially – how can the issue be tackled?

Topics talked about today:

  • Post Ghost Shutdown: An Open Letter to Twitter
  • UK ISP is about to start censoring the web for all of its customers
  • Drones and planes in mid-air near misses increase
  • TP-LINK loses control of two device configuration domains

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The Two Techies 328: Stupidly Savvy

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IP Addresses prove nothing, Apple opens the iPhone’s code up and music streaming revenue sees some serious growth.

Topics talked about today:

  • Judge Says IP Address Doesn’t Prove Anything in Piracy Case
  • Someone can change your Facebook login details just by asking Facebook to turn off login approvals, and sending in a fake ID
  • Apple Opens Up iPhone Code in What Could Be Savvy Strategy or Security Screwup
  • Music Streaming Revenues Increase Rapidly

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The Two Techies 327: Professional Abandonment

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Have Apple’s actions shown a lack of interest in the “professional” market, could Netflix integrate adverts on top of paid subscriptions and why universal connectors are favourable on modern technology.

Topics talked about today:

  • Apple officially discontinues Thunderbolt Display, points users towards third-party options
  • 74% of Netflix Subscribers Would Rather Cancel Their Subscription Than See Ads
  • Instagram users top 500 million, can it continue to keep up it’s klout?
  • Taking the headphone jack off phones is user-hostile and stupid

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The Two Techies 326: Stagnating Innovation

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WWDC, E3, WWDC, Microsoft acquires LinkedIn for $26bn and WWDC.

Topics talked about today:

  • Apple Announces iOS 10 With Overhauled Messages App, Rich Notification
  • macOS ‘Sierra’ With New Continuity Features, Window Tabs, Apple Watch Login, Siri
  • Apple tvOS Features Including ‘Single Sign-On’, Enhanced Siri
  • watchOS 3 With Dock, Control Center, New Watch Faces and Apps
  • Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26bn

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