The Two Techies 391: No Nine

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More than one iPhone, the new Apple Watch and poor security practices aren’t because of open-source software.

Quick News

  • Apple’s September Keynote [Link]
  • Don’t blame open-source software for poor security practices [Link]

Topics talked about today:

  • Google.com was registered 20 years ago today [Link]
  • Equifax CEO Hired a Music Major as the Company’s Chief Security Officer [Link]
  • Chrome will no longer autoplay content with sound in January 2018 [Link]
  • Uber is under federal investigation for spying on Lyft drivers [Link]

The Two Techies 390: Unnecessary Removal

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Stop trying to kill the headphone jack, iOS 11 GM leaks showing what Apple have been thinking, and Indigogo put their foot down.

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  • Spotify Web Player No Longer Compatible With Apple’s Safari Browser [Link]
  • Three Equifax Managers Sold Stock Before Cyber Hack Was Revealed [Link]
  • SanDisk crams 400GB into a microSD card [Link]
  • Apple Ends Its Annual Music Festival in London [Link]

Topics talked about today:

  • Stop trying to kill the headphone jack [Link]
  • iOS 11 GM leak confirms D22 ‘iPhone 8’ features [Link]
  • Indiegogo may now call a collection agency if backers aren’t kept informed about delays [Link]

The Two Techies 389: Imaginary Episode

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A step further to the iPhone 8, Alexa and Cortana forge an alliance and Uber changes it’s mind.

Quick News

  • Sales of inefficient vacuum cleaners banned [Link]
  • Andy Rubin apologizes for Essential’s ‘humiliating’ customer data leak [Link]
  • Customer data stolen at games store Cex [Link]
  • Amazon Cuts Prices at Whole Foods by Up to 43% on First Day [Link]

Topics talked about today:

  • Apple officially announces iPhone 8 event for Sept. 12 at Steve Jobs Theater [Link]
  • Alexa and Cortana forge an alliance [Link]
  • Uber pulls U-turn on controversial tracking of users after trip has ended [Link]

The Two Techies 388: Autonomous Results

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An industry where Apple is playing catch-up, Microsoft change their ways and Uber make some pretty bold decisions.

Quick News

  • Spotify signs crucial Warner Music deal [Link]
  • State Supreme Court Says Digital Cameras Can’t Be Searched Without A Warrant [Link]
  • Consumer and Enterprise Data Protection Needs Diverge (CrashPlan) [Link]
  • Online Hate Crimes To Be Taken Just As Seriously As Offline Offenses In England, Wales [Link]

Topics talked about today:

  • Apple’s autonomous car tech is ‘where Google was three years ago’ says someone who has seen it [Link]
  • Microsoft will never again sneakily force Windows downloads on users [Link]
  • Uber wins ruling allowing it to keep customers from suing in court [Link]
  • AccuWeather caught sending user location data — even when location sharing is off [Link]

The Two Techies 387: Purely Original

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Original content is the way to go for streaming, the Apple Watch 3 might just change the smartwatch market and Amazon kills off Lovefilm.

Quick News

  • Hackers can remotely shut down safety features in modern cars with an unpatchable bug [Link]
  • Roaming downtime hits customers on Three in Europe [Link]
  • iOS 11 has a ‘cop button’ to temporarily disable Touch ID [Link]
  • DJI will add private flight mode so it can’t see where you’re going [Link]

Topics talked about today:

  • 2017 means a different approach from Software companies
  • Could an Apple Watch with LTE has the potential to be a true iPhone replacement [Link]
  • Netflix Plans to Spend $7 Billion on Original Content in 2018 [Link]
  • Amazon kills its European DVD rental biz, Lovefilm [Link]

The Two Techies 386: Back to 56k

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The FCC makes a pretty bold statement, a notorious podcast patent has been ruled invalid by court and password advice might not always be future proof.

Topics talked about today:

  • Maybe Americans don’t need fast home Internet service, FCC suggests
  • Is Alexa spying on us? We’re too busy to care — and we might regret that
  • Podcast patent ruled invalid by court
  • Password guru regrets past advice

The Two Techies 385: No Nano

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Form over function proves to be popular with numerous manufacturers, GoPro seem to be back on track after adjustments to the business and the iPod Nano and Shuffle are no more.

Topics talked about today:

  • Many say they wouldn’t buy a phone without a headphone jack
  • After layoffs, GoPro’s business appears to be back on track
  • The Size of iPhone’s Top Apps Has Increased by 1,000% in Four Years
  • Apple Discontinues iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle

The Two Techies 384: All About the Money

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The digital startup ecosystem could severely struggle should we lose net neutrality, what problems can modern day technology bring for the future and UK to bring in drone registration to combat misuse.

Topics talked about today:

  • Facebook calls for a more people-centric security industry
  • Why failing to protect net neutrality would crush the US’s digital startups
  • The Rise of Technology Will Cause a Lot of Unemployment
  • UK to bring in drone registration

The Two Techies 383: Future Proofing

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What’s the future of the Smartphone? Facebook may be looking to make a modular device and Google Glass returns.

Topics talked about today:

  • What is the future of the Smartphone, and what/who will innovate forward?
  • Facebook looking to patent modular device
  • Microsoft Will Lay Off Thousands in Latest ‘Cloud-First’ Reorganisation
  • Google Glass smart eyewear returns, this time to Enterprise

The Two Techies 382: Premium Plus

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From Vienna, Amazon are to offer a new premium Echo to compete with Apple’s HomePod signalling an emerging market, SoundCloud says it’s going to survive and Microsoft ends support for Windows Phone 8.1.

Topics talked about today:

  • Watch out Apple HomePod, a new premium Amazon Echo is coming for you
  • SoundCloud says it’s going to survive, but how?
  • RIP Windows Phone: Microsoft kills off support for ageing smartphone OS
  • Apple’s Mac Sales Stagnant in Q2 2017 Amid Continuing Worldwide PC Market Decline

The Two Techies 381: Too Much Tweaking

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Are the days of tweaking tech over, a holographic phone is now a reality and is it the end of the race for Jawbone?

Topics talked about today:

  • Red surprises everyone with ‘hologram’ phone
  • Samsung sees record quarterly profit on chip demand
  • Jawbone is reportedly going out of business
  • Jailbreaking pioneers say iPhone jailbreaking is dead

The Two Techies 380: No Reasons

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ISP caps don’t even come with a bogus excuse anymore, the Raspberry Pi goes from strength to strength and the phone which was destined to fail reaches it’s 10th year.

Topics talked about today:

  • ISPs Are No Longer Even Bothering To Provide Bogus Excuses For Their Expanding Use Of Usage Caps
  • Raspberry Pi scores UK’s top engineering award
  • Apple’s iPhone 10th Anniversary: They Said It Would Fail
  • What the EU antitrust ruling could mean for Google search

The Two Techies 379: Not Just One

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Microsoft’s new Surface laptop is almost impossible to repair – will this trend continue to prevail? ISP routers pose a problem for non-suspecting users and is it dangerous to “depend” on computers?

Topics talked about today:

  • A teardown of Microsoft’s new Surface laptop reveals that it’s almost impossible to repair
  • Router hack risk not limited to Virgin Media
  • Snapchat map update raises privacy & safety worries
  • Is it dangerous for humans to depend on computers?

The Two Techies 378: Winning Group

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Xbox One X has a release date, Amazon makes a small purchase and are big tech companies becoming too big?

Topics talked about today:

  • Xbox One X: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know
  • Spotify hits more than 140 million users
  • Amazon is buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion
  • Are Google, Amazon and others getting too big?