The Two Techies 458: Doubtful Duopoly

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Apple could change processor infrastructure “soon” and ad code is responsible for a slow world wide web amongst other relevant stories from this week.

Quick News:

  • Facebook will shut down its spyware VPN app Onavo [Link]
  • Samsung reveals Galaxy Fold and S10 5G [Link]
  • UK 4G ‘slower than most of EU when busy’ [Link]
  • Google admits error over hidden microphone [Link]

Topics talked about today:

  • Ad code ‘slows down’ browsing speeds [Link]
  • Intel officials believe that ARM Macs could come as soon as 2020 [Link]

 

The Two Techies 457: Shifted Focus

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The controversial Article 13, further evidence to suggest Apple is focusing more on subscription based business and Amazon splashes the cash.

Quick News:

  • Networks call for 5G security inspector [Link]
  • Personal information of 14.8 million 500px users leaked in security breach [Link]
  • WWDC 2019 Dates Confirmed: June 3-7 in San Jose [Link]
  • AT&T Sued by Sprint for Misleading ‘5GE’ Branding [Link]

Topics talked about today:

  • What is the controversial Article 13? [Link]
  • Apple to Hold Subscription-Focused Media Event March 25, No AirPods or iPad Mini Announcement Expected [Link]
  • Amazon Acquires Mesh WiFi Maker Eero [Link]

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The Two Techies 456: Potentially Positive

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Spotify sees potential in podcasts as well as making two potentially major acquisitions and Apple’s retail experience.

Quick News:

  • Raspberry Pi opens its first dedicated retail store [Link]
  • Twitter Q4 beats on sales of $909M and EPS of $0.33, but MAUs slump to just 321M [Link]
  • Big-name travel apps may secretly record your iPhone screen, including credit card info [Link]
  • UK music retailer HMV sold to Canada’s Sunrise Records [Link]

Topics talked about today:

  • Spotify and the potential for targeted podcast ads [Link]
  • Spotify Acquires Podcast Producer Gimlet Media and App Maker Anchor [Link]
  • Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts is leaving in April [Link]

The Two Techies 455: High Average

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Apple set high standards for themselves and a slight disturbance in Google and Facebook’s services on the iOS platform.

Quick News:

  • Serious FaceTime Bug Lets You Hear a Person’s Audio Before They Answer [Link]
  • EU data watchdog raises concerns over Facebook integration [Link]
  • B&Q ‘exposed data about store thieves’ [Link]
  • Apple News subscription service preview found in iOS 12.2 beta [Link]

Topics talked about today:

  • Apple’s dramatic Q1 2019 results [Link]
  • Apple blocks Google from running its internal iOS apps [Link]
  • Apple blocks Facebook from running its internal iOS apps [Link]

The Two Techies 454: Blocked Ad Block

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Adverts on paid streaming services, Microsoft warns users when safety is at risk and Apple are said to be innovating with the AirPods.

Quick News:

  • WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger to ‘merge’ [Link]
  • Macintosh Turns 35 [Link]
  • Apple Pay Rolling Out at Target, Taco Bell, and Jack in the Box Across the U.S. in Coming Weeks [Link]
  • Wow, fancy that. Web ad giant Google to block ad-blockers in Chrome. For safety, apparently [Link]

Topics talked about today:

  • Netflix ‘would lose 57% of their subscribers if they added commercials’ [Link]
  • Daily Mail demands browser warning U-turn [Link]
  • Next-Gen AirPods With ‘Health Monitoring’ Features Said to be Coming in First Half of 2019 [Link]

The Two Techies 453: Cast Gone

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Windows 10 Mobile gets abandoned, more control of your personal data is what Tim Cook wants and Google cans their Audio Chromecast.

Quick News:

  • Over 87GB of email addresses and passwords exposed in Collection 1 dump [Link]
  • Australia Becomes First Western Nation to Ban Secure Encryption [Link]
  • Apple Launches Smart Battery Cases for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR [Link]
  • DuckDuckGo Integrates Apple Maps for Map and Address Searches [Link]

Topics talked about today:

  • Microsoft to end Windows 10 Mobile updates and support in December [Link]
  • Tim Cook calls on FTC to let consumers track and delete their personal data [Link]
  • Google cans the Chromecast Audio [Link]

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The Two Techies 452: Over Capacity

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Betrayal of customer trust, the murky area of online consumption and Apple demonstrate cross-platform functionality

Quick News:

  • The Samsung Galaxy S10 is coming on February 20th [Link]
  • Cambridge Analytica parent firm fined [Link]
  • VLC is adding AirPlay support and will reach 3 billion downloads [Link]
  • Samsung Phone Users Perturbed to Find They Can’t Delete Facebook [Link]

Topics talked about today:

  • Ring let employees watch customer videos, claim reports [Link]
  • Why We Have Failed As YouTubers… [Link]
  • Samsung Smart TVs Adding Support for iTunes Video Content and AirPlay 2 [Link]

The Two Techies 451: Unplanned Obsolescence

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Are Apple’s reasons for turbulent sales plain excuses and the consequences of the era of streaming.

Quick News:

  • Weather app harvests personal data [Link]
  • Tesla adds Larry Ellison to its board [Link]
  • Celebrities ‘hacked’ to spur Twitter fix [Link]
  • Internet founding father Larry Roberts dies [Link]

Topics talked about today:

  • Apple says cheap battery replacements hurt iPhone sales [Link]
  • Apple says it could miss $9 billion in iPhone sales due to weak demand [Link]
  • Did streaming cause HMV to fail? [Link]

The Two Techies 450: The New IE

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Are you ready to put down your phone? Is privacy dependable on the company holding the data itself and when monopolisation of websites means troubled software.

Quick News:

  • UK now has anti-drone systems – minister [Link]
  • Instagram Briefly Tested New Horizontal Feed for Main Posts, Wide Rollout Was an Error [Link]
  • Beware: There’s a fake Amazon Alexa ‘Setup’ app climbing App Store charts [Link]
  • Huawei’s kit removed from police network [Link]

Topics talked about today:

  • Are you ready to break up with your phone? [Link]
  • Apple bested by Tesla and Microsoft in privacy poll, but Facebook destroyed [Link]
  • Google denies altering YouTube code to break Microsoft Edge [Link]

The Two Techies 449: Crowd Reveal

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Apple’s acquisition spree continues, Facebook caught up in further privacy related issues and the risk of online crowd funding campaigns highlights a bigger issue.

Quick News:

  • Apple Says Some 2018 iPad Pros Ship Bent, But It’s Normal and Not a Defect [Link]
  • Idiots with drones have shut down the UK’s second largest airport [Link]
  • Alexa user accesses stranger’s chats [Link]
  • Apple FaceTime car crash lawsuit dismissed [Link]

Topics talked about today:

  • Shazam App is Now Ad-Free Following Apple Acquisition [Link]
  • Apple to Launch iPad mini 5 and Entry Level 10-inch iPad Next Year [Link]
  • Facebook’s data-sharing deals exposed [Link]
  • On Reddit, vigilante detectives are uncovering crowdfunding scams [Link]

The Two Techies 448: Negative Klout

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Smart Meters at a not so smart pace, when building social klout turns against you and Google+ sees it’s end

Quick News:

  • Facebook exposed up to 6.8 million users’ private photos to developers in latest leak [Link]
  • Super Micro audit complete, including servers supplied to Apple: no spy chips found [Link]
  • O2 and Ericsson Apologize After 4G Service Outage Affects Millions of Smartphones [Link]
  • Samsung tweets update via Apple iPhone [Link]

Topics talked about today:

  • Smart meter fitting slows as deadline looms [Link]
  • YouTube’s Own ‘Rewind 2018’ Becomes Most-Disliked Video Ever In Less Than A Week [Link]
  • Google+ to end early after second bug find [Link]

The Two Techies 447: Christmas Gift Guide 2018

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Join us for our 9th Annual Christmas Gift Guide – the perfect episode for those wondering what technological gifts to buy for friends, family and loved ones this holiday season!

Gadgets & Wearables

Peripherals

Home

Stocking Fillers

  • Apple Watch straps
  • FitBit straps
  • elago R1 Intelli Case – Apple TV Remote Cover (Amazon – £11.99)

Other

 

The Two Techies 446: Heightened Margins

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Old technology rollbacks, new technology rollouts and what incredibly high profit margins mean for both technology companies and customers.

Quick News:

  • Marriott hack hits 500 million guests [Link]
  • After Microsoft complaints, Indian police arrest tech support scammers at 26 call centers | ZDNet [Link]
  • Apple in court over 30% app commission [Link]
  • Uber fined £385,000 for losing UK data [Link]

Topics talked about today:

  • I still miss my headphone jack, and I want it back [Link]
  • Apple Music to Launch on Amazon’s Echo Devices the Week of December 17 [Link]
  • Apple’s Higher Prices Are Pure Greed [Link]

The Two Techies 445: Smart Integration

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Proof Windows isn’t a service, 4K streaming is picking the Apple TV up and Amazon’s Echo with third parties.

Quick News:

  • ‘Crypto hangover’ hammers Nvidia’s outlook, shares drop 17 percent [Link]
  • US Postal Service Left 60 Million Users Data Exposed For Over a Year [Link]
  • The International Space Station is full of floppy disks [Link]
  • Amazon accidentally streamed an unreleased episode of Doctor Who [Link]

Topics talked about today:

  • Windows Isn’t a Service; It’s an Operating System [Link]
  • Apple TV Gaining Traction in 4K Streaming Device Market [Link]
  • Amazon just opened Alexa to all Bluetooth headphone makers [Link]

The Two Techies 444: 3-2-1

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The EU’s potential new copyright regulations, data storage vulnerabilities and Woz says Jobs would be proud of Apple today.

Quick News:

  • PlayStation is skipping E3 2019 [Link]
  • EE and Virgin Media fined for overcharging [Link]
  • Spotify launches its Apple Watch app [Link]
  • Amazon strikes deal with Apple to sell new iPhones and iPads [Link]

Topics talked about today:

  • YouTube CEO calls EU’s proposed copyright regulation financially impossible [Link]
  • Photog Sues Adobe, Says Premiere Pro Bug Deleted Files Worth $250K [Link]
  • Steve Wozniak believes Steve Jobs would be proud of Apple today, says Samsung’s ‘fun features’ aren’t ‘innovations’ [Link]