It’s Christmas time again! Join us for our 6th annual Christmas Gift Guide for 2015 to help you decide what to buy for friends, family and loved ones this holiday season!

Gift’s mentioned on this episode:


Portable Gadgets (Eg. Phones, Tablets, e-Readers etc) & Wearables

Peripherals (Accessories, Cases, Stands, Keyboards etc)

Home (Eg. Internet of things)

Stocking Fillers

  • Smart Watch bands/straps
  • Touch Screen Gloves

Movies/TV shows

  • Mr Robot Series 1 
  • Community
  • The Office (US)
  • The IT Crowd


Apple TV 4th Generation (£129 32GB/£169 64GB)


Tim Cook warns the UK government against weakening encryption, how much longer will Flash survive and the iPad Pro is a hit, but not a replacement for it’s laptop counterparts.

Topics talked about today:

  • Tim Cook warns UK government against weakening encryption
  • How long will Flash survive?
  • iPad Pro Now Available for Purchase From Apple
  • Fast broadband for all by 2020 pledged by UK Government


Are consumers informed well enough about the technology they’re using, is it time for Google to make their own hardware and the world’s first modular phone, can it prove to be appealing to consumers?

Topics talked about today:

  • Are Consumers Informed Well Enough about the Technology they Use?
  • Is it time for Google to make its own hardware?
  • Details of UK website visits ‘to be stored for year’
  • Fairphone 2 Is The World’s First Modular Smartphone


Link to Petition to “Reverse the decision to introduce the new surveillance bill”.

Snapchat changes their privacy policy to allow them to store and use all photos taken through the app, Comcast spoil the streaming fun with their data caps and Apple’s latest generation TV is released and receives a great reception.

Topics talked about today:

  • Snapchat just reserved the rights to store and use all selfies taken with the device
  • Comcast data caps are just low enough to punish streaming
  • BBC iPlayer app coming to Apple TV in coming months
  • Apple Unlock: Judge compares request to execution order


IBM saves money by employing the use of Macs, YouTube launches a subscription service resulting in content creators having reservations and concerns, and Tim Cook talks Apple TV.

Topics talked about today:

  • Macs Saving IBM Money on IT Management Despite Higher Up Front Cost
  • YouTube to launch subscription service
  • ESPN Removes Most Videos From YouTube
  • Tim Cook Talks Apple TV at WSJDLive


Does DRM really stifle innovation and damage the legacy of a format? Popular smartphone apps might be partly to blame for poor battery lives and Google’s interest in data collection.

Topics talked about today:

  • Twitter laying off 8 percent of employees & Announces Jack Dorsey as CEO
  • There’s No DRM in JPEG—Let’s Keep It That Way
  • How Popular Smartphone Apps Drain Your Battery
  • Porsche chooses Apple CarPlay because Google reportedly asks for too much data


Is an over-reliance on digital technology a recipe for disaster? Frustrations with the today’s digital devices and the latest from Microsoft.

Topics talked about today:

  • Digital dependence ‘eroding human memory’
  • Your smartphone can be taken over with just a text, says Edward Snowden
  • Frustrations with today’s digital devices
  • Surface Pro 4 Announced and Windows 10 is now on 110 Million Devices


Instagram’s ambitious goal, the phone that’s all about privacy and self driving cars could have a huge impact on accident figures.

Topics talked about today:

  • Instagram boss ‘not going to stop’ until everyone is using the photo sharing network
  • Blackphone 2 aims to protect privacy
  • Europe opens antitrust investigation into Android
  • Self-driving cars could reduce accidents by 90 percent, become greatest health achievement of the century


Amazon’s outage takes half of the internet down with it, millions of fingerprints stolen in a US government hack and what are Google’s plans for September 29th?

Topics talked about today:

  • Amazon Web Services go down, taking much of the internet along with it
  • Millions of fingerprints stolen in US government hack
  • Google announces big event for September 29
  • Netflix CEO: All TV to be Internet within 20 years


AVG can do more than protect your computer, Microsoft are giving users an unwelcomed helping hand in installing Windows 10 and how much of a rip off are ink cartridges?

Topics talked about today:

  • Adblockers shoot up iOS 9 app charts on day one
  • AVG can sell your browsing and search history to advertisers
  • Microsoft is downloading Windows 10 to your machine ‘just in case’
  • “Empty” Epson ink cartridges, which cost £2,500 for a set, are still 20 percent full


Are autonomous technologies safe enough to be put into practice, why security flaws need to be discovered without the risk of repercussions for the publishers and what happened at Apple’s September 2015 event.

Topics talked about today:

  • What happened at Apple’s September 2015 event?
  • Laser can ‘disable self-drive car’; poses security questions for autonomous technologies
  • Why be allowed to publish security flaws without any repercussions?


Google will soon start to punish mobile sites that use annoying “App Install” ads, a hobby drone flies within 50ft of a Police Helicopter in LA causing an investigation and Microsoft slips user-tracking tools into Windows 7 and 8 to match Windows 10.

Topics talked about today:

  • Microsoft slips user-tracking tools into Windows 7 and 8 to match Windows 10
  • A hobby drone flies within 50ft of a Police Helicopter in LA causing an investigation
  • New Apple TV to Start at $149, Feature Universal Search With Siri
  • Google will soon start to punish mobile sites that use annoying “App Install”
  • Android Wear smartwatches to work with iPhones


Is the UK really in the broadband slow lane, can video games really make people violent and Amazon’s potentially bruising workplace.

Topics talked about today:

  • Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace
  • Broadband – are we really in the slow lane?
  • Do video games make people violent?
  • AT&T doesn’t want to pay $100M fine, says throttling didn’t harm customers