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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The Two Techies 325: Attentively Unaware

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When technology makes a difference, the problem with mass data and declining computer use might just be an issue.

Topics talked about today:

  • Alzheimer’s virtual reality app simulates dementia
  • ‘Leaked report’ from 2010 reveals mass data fears
  • Is the web full of nasty tricks?
  • Kids can’t use computers… Should it worry you?

Blog Post Regarding Battery Chargers in relation to what was discussed at the start of the show.

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The Two Techies 324: Flying the Nest

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The creator of the Nest Thermostat announces that he is leaving the company, what will Apple show off at WWDC 2016 and the computer situation 58 years later.

Topics talked about today:

  • Nest Co-Founder Tony Fadell Leaving the Company
  • OS X 10.12 & Mac: What will Apple show off for Mac at WWDC 2016?
  • Google Photos: One year, 200 million users, and a whole lot of selfies
  • Computers: 58 Years ago vs Now

Computers 58 years ago VS now

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The Two Techies 323: Thorough Thought

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Jawbone ceases production of fitness trackers giving a hint at their stance in the wearables market, Facebook track non-users around the web and Microsoft’s share of the phone market sinks below 1 percent!

Topics talked about today:

  • Jawbone Ceases Production of Fitness Trackers, Seeks Buyer for Speaker Business
  • Facebook begins tracking non-users around the internet
  • Spotify sees both revenues and losses rise
  • Windows Phone market share sinks below 1 percent

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The Two Techies 322: Luminous Lumia

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Chromebooks outsold Macs for the first time in the US – does that show a shift in consumer demand? Fox make a mockery out of online copyright protection and Nokia speak up about the return of their products.

Topics talked about today:

  • Chromebooks outsold Macs for the first time in the US
  • Fox ‘Stole’ a Game Clip, Used it in Family Guy & DMCA’d the Original
  • Nokia’s answer to the question everyone has been asking
  • Could Apple hold off on a major iPhone redesign until 2o17?

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The Two Techies 321: Sunset on Sunrise

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Is technology becoming less disruptive? Can product acquisitions be trusted by users and the EU stops a possible monopoly of the mobile market.

Topics talked about today:

  • Is technology becoming less disruptive?
  • Sunrise shuts down its calendar app on August 31s
  • EU blocks Three’s takeover of O2
  • Apple’s actual role in podcasting: be careful what you wish for

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The Two Techies 320: You Might Need It

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Edward Snowden says ‘Governments can reduce our dignity to that of tagged animals’, is their a need for some technology to be regulated on use and Microsoft say they’ll stop “nagging” users to upgrade to Windows 10 in July.

Topics talked about today:

  • Edward Snowden: ‘Governments can reduce our dignity to that of tagged animals’
  • Here’s how many US surveillance requests were rejected in 2015
  • Pilots report more than 1,400 laser incidents in 2015
  • Microsoft will kill ‘Get Windows 10’ nagware in July

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The Two Techies 319: Number B

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Apple’s revenue drops ever so slightly and causes chaos between analysts, could self-driving cars change the manner of car ownership and Ad Blocking detection could actually be illegal under EU law.

Topics talked about today:

  • Apple reports Q2 earnings: Revenue drops, iPhone sales sink for first time ever
  • Self-driving cars may end gasoline era
  • YouTube is about to get MORE adverts (and they cannot be skipped)
  • Websites that detect ad blockers could be breaking EU law

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The Two Techies 318: More to Follow

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The future of “internet of things” means that many buildings could be left vulnerable to hacks, Apple’s fragmented product line and does some technology create more problems than it solves?

Topics talked about today:

  • Internet of Things could leave buildings vulnerable to hacks
  • Drone hits British Airways flight during landing at Heathrow
  • Apple’s MacBook gets faster processors and rose gold colour
  • Apple’s Fragmented Product Line

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The Two Techies 317: Down With the Ship

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Net Neutrality rules are in danger, Microsoft sues the US Government over secret data requests and is the smartwatch a lost product?

Topics talked about today:

  • Net Neutrality Rules in Danger
  • Apple ‘abandons’ QuickTime on Windows
  • Microsoft sues US government over secret data requests
  • A year after its launch, it’s now clear that pretty much no one needs a smart watch

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The Two Techies 316: Double Focus

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Samsung see more positive news from quarterly results, the problem with forced obsolescence in technology and phishing emails that have become slightly more sophisticated.

Topics talked about today:

  • Samsung sees 10% jump in first quarter operating profit
  • Huawei P9 uses Leica dual-lens camera tech to refocus
  • The problem with forced tech obsolescence
  • Phishing email that knows your address

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The Two Techies 315: Left to Charge

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Can social networks stay current? Tesla pitches their new offering as an affordable electric car and the FBI didn’t need Apple to unlock the iPhone after all.

Topics talked about today:

  • Oculus ‘Always On’ Services and Privacy Policy May Be a Cause for Concern
  • FBI breaks into dead San Bernardino gunman’s iPhone
  • Tesla Model 3 pitched as an ‘affordable’ electric car
  • Instagram changes cause growing backlash among posters

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The Two Techies 314: iPad Mini Air Pro 2

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Apple’s product line becomes that little bit more fragmented, over-relying on technology isn’t the best idea and does Pebble’s latest revelation spell bad news for smart watches?

Topics talked about today:

  • Apple unveils smaller iPhone and iPad Pro
  • Do not blame Google Maps when you tear down the wrong house
  • Pebble is laying off 25 percent of its staff
  • Switch plan for mobile phone contracts

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The Two Techies 313: Close to Loop

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What to expect at Apple’s “Let Us Loop You In” media event, the FBI warns on the risks of car hacking and Flickr takes a big step backwards hinting at a change in direction for Yahoo.

Topics talked about today:

  • What to Expect at Apple’s ‘Let Us Loop You In’ Media Event
  • FBI warns on risks of car hacking
  • Flickr takes a big step backwards by making its photo upload tool a paid feature

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