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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The Two Techies 312: Less than Secure

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Bosch is building it’s own Internet of Things cloud network, Apple confirm a Spring event for March 21st and Microsoft sneakily release an ad generator inside of a security update.

Topics talked about today:

  • Bosch is building its own Internet of Things cloud network
  • Apple’s March 21st is official: 4-inch iPhone SE, 9.7-inch iPad Pro & much more expected
  • When a security update is not a security update
  • First known OS X ransomware spotted in Mac torrenting app

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The Two Techies 311: Technically Challenged

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Joined by Rob Greenlee, when will the broadband bottleneck be resolved, will Facebook’s tax scenario play off and is monopolisation of a market ever a good thing?

Topics talked about today:

  • Miserden has slowest broadband in UK, cable.co.uk says
  • Online break-in forces bank to tighten security
  • Facebook to pay millions of pounds more in UK tax
  • E-book seller Nook pulls out of UK

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A huge thank you to Rob for joining us!

The Two Techies 310: Predicament of Sorts

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Samsung hint at a change in direction for their devices, is a modular phone what people really want and just how far can Apple be pushed?

Topics talked about today:

  • Apple and FBI to testify before Congress next week over encryption
  • Samsung’s return to form: the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
  • LG G5 smartphone has modules to add functions

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The Two Techies 309: Care to Share?

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HSBC swaps passwords and security questions for Touch ID and voice recognition, Apple are in heated talks with the FBI and Adobe causes havoc with an update to Creative Cloud.

Topics talked about today:

  • HSBC banking app replacing passwords & memorable questions with Touch ID and voice-recognition
  • Google’s CEO has sided with Apple in the encryption debate
  • Fury after Adobe Creative Cloud deletes files

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The Two Techies 308: Somewhat Progressive

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Why Apple fans are really coming to dislike their software offerings such as iTunes, Twitter’s plan is a slightly different story from their figures and the Super Bowl breaks streaming records.

Topics talked about today:

  • Has Apple taken their eye of the “software” ball?
  • Twitter’s earnings report shows its user base is shrinking
  • The Super Bowl Breaks a Streaming Record
  • Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responds to timeline backlash: “we get it”

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Dedicated to Erik Lanigan.