25th October 2014
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Twitpic saved by Twitter, Google rethinks the inbox, “Anti-Facebook” investors dig deep in a new Social Networking initiative and does Yosemite have a privacy problem?

  • Twitpic saved by Twitter just hours before planned shut down
  • Google offers new email app, Inbox
  • ‘Anti-Facebook’ investors dig deep
  • Does Yosemite have a privacy problem? It’s complicated

 

20th October 2014
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The FBI wants access to Gmail, iOS, says that encryption hurts law enforcement, Apple’s October/iPad/iMac event, who’s to blame in the Snapchat leaks and will Google or Apple reach $1 Trillion first?

  • Apple’s new iPads and iMacs
  • FBI Wants Access To Gmail, iOS, Says Encryption Hurts Law Enforcement
  • Don’t Listen to Snapchat’s Excuses. Security Is Its Job
  • Google, not Apple, may be world’s first $1 trillion company
  • Edward Snowden’s Privacy Tips: “Get Rid Of Dropbox,” Avoid Facebook And Google

 

5th October 2014
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Redbox’s Instant video streaming service is to shut down after October 7th, Microsoft unveils Windows 10, the code to exploit a fundamental USB flaw is posted online and eBay and PayPal will part ways in 2015.

Topics talked about today:

  • Redbox Instant video streaming service to shut down after October 7th
  • Code to exploit a fundamental USB flaw is posted online
  • Microsoft unveils Windows 10
  • Celebrities targeted in the iCloud photo hack may file $100M lawsuit against… Google
  • eBay and PayPal will part ways in 2015

 

28th September 2014
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The FBI are concerned by phone encryption, a major security vulnerability is dubbed the “Shellshock bug” is discovered, BT claims they have made a “big breakthrough” with broadband speeds and more.

Topics talked about today:

  • FBI are concerned by phone encryption
  • Major security vulnerability dubbed “Shellshock” is discovered
  • BT Claims speeds of up to 1Gbps on existing technology
  • Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus goes under scrutiny after models bend in users’ pockets

 

21st September 2014
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Google to encrypt information on Android by default, is iOS 8 stable on the iPhone 4S, Safety breaches discovered at a major technological supplier and iPhones are the most likely phone to get stolen.

Topics talked about today:

  • Google to encrypt Android information by default
  • Is iOS 8 stable on the iPhone 4S
  • “Safety Breaches” at major technological supplier
  • iPhones “most likely” to get stolen

 

14th September 2014
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The new iPhone and Apple Watch, iCloud security to be tightened, is a better battery life to come and Motorola releases their round smartwatch.

Topics talked about today:

  • Apple unveils Watch and new iPhones
  • Motorola releases round smartwatch
  • Microsoft Paid the NFL $400 Million to use the Surface
  • Apple to tighten iCloud Security
  • Is a better battery life to come?

 

31st August 2014
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Apple event announced for September 9th, “Fashionable” Smartwatches announced by both LG and Samsung, Phones to come with a “kill switch” and Amazon confirms it’s buying Twitch for $970 Million.

Topics talked about today:

  • Apple event confirmed for September 9th
  • “Fashionable” smartwatches announced
  • Phones to come with a “kill switch”
  • Some dark patterns now illegal in the UK
  • Amazon confirms it’s buying Twitch for $970 Million

 

24th August 2014
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Android tablets have a data reset flaw, has Facebook lost many of their teenage users, Google’s self driving cars are designed to speed on purpose and the Windows Store is a cesspool of scams yet Microsoft don’t mind.

Topics talked about today:

  • Android tablets have data reset flaw
  • Has Facebook lost many of it’s teenage user base?
  • Google self-driving cars “designed to speed”
  • The Windows Store is a cesspool of scams, but Microsoft don’t mind

 

8th August 2014
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Can the Surface Pro survive the new Microsoft? Sony gives up on selling e-readers and ISPs tell governments that congestion isn’t a problem, yet still persist on data caps.

Topics talked about today:

  • Google and Microsoft scan user’s emails
  • Can the Surface survive the new Microsoft?
  • Sony gives up selling e-readers
  • ISPs tell governments that congestion is “not a problem”, impose data caps anyway

 

2nd August 2014
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Time Warner Cable claims Google and Netflix are the real threats to net neutrality, Smart home kits aren’t as secure as they should be and Microsoft are rumoured to unveil two new “affordable” Windows Phones.

Topics talked about today:

  • Time Warner Cable claims Google and Netflix are the real threat to net neutrality
  • Smart home kits prove to be less secure than they should be
  • Microsoft close to unveiling two new “affordable” Windows Phones
  • New Gadgets make old ones seem slower, but why?

 

28th July 2014
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Apple’s profits continue to climb, Google purchase Twitch for $1bn, Microsoft are to lay off 18,000 employees and Windows is set to be unified into one system.

Topics talked about today:

  • Apple’s Profits up in third quarter
  • Google purchase Twitch for $1bn
  • Microsoft to layoff 18,000 employees
  • Windows set to be unified into one system

 

13th July 2014
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“Wiped” phones not wiped at all, experts hack smart LED light bulbs, can sensors help smartphone security and ordinary people ‘caught in the NSA net’.

Topics talked about today:

  • “Wiped phones” not wiped at all
  • Experts hack smart LED light bulbs
  • Ordinary people ‘caught in NSA net’
  • Could sensors help smartphone security?

 

6th July 2014
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Sky hints at building their own superfast broadband infrastructure to rival BT and Virgin, Android IO gives Android TV, Wear, L and more and Google Glass arrives in the UK, to few adopters.

Topics talked about today:

  • Sky eschews reliance on BT for latest fibre optic broadband trials
  • Android Wear watches go on sale
  • Android L release date, news and features
  • Google Glass eyewear on sale in UK

 

14th June 2014
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Facebook starts selling user browser data towards targeted advertising, Google reportedly readying a health service dubbed “Google Fit” and Amazon enters the music-streaming market.

Topics talked about today:

  • Facebook starts selling user browser data
  • Amazon enters music streaming market
  • Google readying health service, “Google Fit”
  • UK to introduce new road laws allowing self-driving cars

 

7th June 2014
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Yosemite and iOS 8 announced at WWDC 2014 along with a string of other announcements, Amazon’s rumoured phone event announced and Verizon battle with Netflix over streaming quality warnings.

Topics talked about today:

  • WWDC 2014 Announcements
  • Amazon event announced for June 18 likely to be their rumoured phone
  • Verizon sends Netflix cease and desist over streaming quality warnings

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