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DigitalOutbox is a weekly podcast on computing, gadgets and gaming with a distinctly UK voice. Join us each week as we wander through the week's news and discuss topic's relevant to the everyday user.
May 18, 2018
Chris and Ian discuss Microsoft Build and Google I/O Download iTunes MP3 Shownotes Microsoft Build 2018: the biggest highlights and all the news Microsoft announces the Surface Hub 2 Google I/O You can now run Linux apps on Chrome OS UK broadband speeds leap ahead, according to Ofcom study Equifax breach exposed millions of driver’s licenses, phone numbers, emails Facebook closed 583m fake accounts in first three months of 2018 Twitter announces global change to algorithm in effort to tackle harassment Twitter delays shutdown of legacy APIs as it launches a replacement ONEPLUS 6 ANNOUNCED WITH A GLASS BACK AND A NOTCHED 6.3-INCH DISPLAY Nintendo introduces Switch cloud saves as part of paid online subscription
May 4, 2018
Chris and Ian discuss Gmail, F8 and Occulus Go Download iTunes MP3 Shownotes Say hello to the new Gmail with self-destructing messages, email snoozing and more Google debuts a standalone to-do app, Google Tasks Nintendo’s annual profit rockets by 500% after selling 15M Switch consoles Snapchat hopes for second time lucky with new Spectacles launch UK has six months to rewrite snooper's charter, high court rules WhatsApp boss and co-founder Jan Koum to quit F8 2018: Sharing to Stories, AR Camera Effects, Oculus Go and More Highlights from Day 1
April 25, 2018
Chris and Ian discuss the Facebook, Cloudflare, Amazon and Flickr Download iTunes MP3 Shownotes Cambridge Analytica boasts of dirty tricks to swing elections The 5 biggest takeaways from Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance before the Senate Facebook to start asking permission for facial recognition in GDPR push Apple will reportedly ditch Intel chips in Macs as early as 2020 Apple steals Google’s AI chief Cloudflare launches DNS service that will speed up your internet Superfast 5G mobiles move a step closer Twitter might wreck third-party apps in June Google loses 'right to be forgotten' case Amazon buys exclusive UK rights to US Open tennis tournament Google changes its messaging strategy again: Goodbye to Allo, double down on RCS SmugMug acquires Flickr Spotify beefs up its free tier
March 18, 2018 · transcript
Chris and Ian discuss the Twitter, Facebook and Fortnite Download iTunes MP3 Shownotes Twitter Is Rethinking Everything. At Last. Twitter adds new features to bookmark and share your favorite tweets Facebook asks users: should we allow men to ask children for sexual images? Facebook bans Britain First and its leaders All of Oculus’s Rift headsets have stopped working due to an expired certificate Facebook suspends Cambridge Analytica, the data analysis firm that worked on the Trump campaign Amazon admits Alexa is creepily laughing at people and is working on a fix Google to provide free UK phone calls through Home smart speaker YouTube will add information from Wikipedia to videos about conspiracies Sky Q is getting Spotify, Netflix, and HDR support Apple acquires digital newsstand Texture as it doubles down on content ‘from trusted sources’ Trump administration’s block in Qualcomm vs. Broadcom merger should shake tech to its core Raspberry Pi Model B+ arrives just in time for Pi Day 2018 Fitbit takes a second swing at smartwatches with the $199 Versa Fortnite Battle Royale is coming to mobile Drake and Ninja are playing Fortnite live on Twitch
March 1, 2018
Chris and Ian discuss the Samsung S9, Huawei MateBook X Pro, BT's Poles and Banana phones Download iTunes MP3 Shownotes BT told to share poles for ultrafast fibre internet Facebook sees backlash after demoing VR shooter game at conservative event Huawei’s new MateBook X Pro laptop has incredibly tiny bezels Nokia’s banana phone from The Matrix is back SAMSUNG’S GALAXY S9 PACKS AN UPGRADED CAMERA IN A FAMILIAR BODY Samsung’s DeX docking station gets revamped, turning a smartphone into a trackpad Sony’s Xperia XZ2 phones have a fresh design, smaller bezels, and no headphone jack The Feds Can Now (Probably) Unlock Every iPhone Model In Existence Apple now relies on Google Cloud Platform and Amazon S3 for iCloud data Amazon is buying smart doorbell maker Ring Maplin collapses as rescue talks fail Formula One is launching an international streaming service for its races
Feb. 23, 2018
Chris and Ian discuss Twitter, Cryptohack and Mac Download iTunes MP3 Shownotes Hackers hijack government websites to mine crypto-cash Twitter is killing its Twitter for Mac desktop client James Damore’s labor complaint against Google was completely shut down Apple rushes out fix to Telugu letter text bomb bug Twitter bot purge prompts backlash White nationalist Jared Taylor sues Twitter over ban Gartner reports first ever global decline in smartphone sales
Feb. 11, 2018
Chris and Ian discuss Crypto, Strava, Broadband and HomePod Download iTunes MP3 Shownotes Japanese exchange says hackers stole over $400M in cryptocurrency Strava’s data lets anyone see the names (and heart rates) of people exercising on military bases Facebook is banning cryptocurrency and ICO ads Three million homes to get ultrafast broadband by 2020 EE 'shoebox' to tackle broadband not-spots eBay drops PayPal as first choice for payments INTEL MADE SMART GLASSES THAT LOOK NORMAL Lauri Love case: Hacking suspect wins extradition appeal Twitter makes first quarterly profit in its history Apple confirms iPhone source code leak
Jan. 26, 2018
Chris and Ian discuss Facebook, Apple, CPU's and drones Download iTunes MP3 Shownotes Facebook’s facial recognition now finds photos you’re untagged in Facebook overhauls News Feed in favor of 'meaningful social interactions' Facebook to prioritize 'high quality', trustworthy news, Zuckerberg says Facebook hires Eurosport chief for multibillion live push Sky signals the end of the satellite dish Sky takes on Netflix and Amazon with cheaper streaming High-speed broadband will be a legal right for homes and businesses in the UK BT guarantees broadband speeds for two new services Major security flaw found in Intel processors Critical flaws revealed to affect most Intel chips since 1995 UK’s Carphone Warehouse fined nearly $540k for 2015 hack Echo Spot: 'smart clock' launched as Amazon seeks to lock rivals out of home GoPro quits the drone business Mavic Air: DJI launches 'ultraportable' drone Xbox Game Pass will feature Xbox exclusives on the day they launch Nintendo is making a bunch of weird DIY cardboard toys for the Switch and they’re awesome HQ Trivia app launches UK version Apple pledges $350 billion investment in US economy over next five years The Apple HomePod ships February 9 for $349, available to order this Friday Apple reduces speed of iPhones as batteries wear out, report suggests Apple Responds to Controversy on iPhone Batteries and Performance Apple previews iOS 11.3 with new Animoji, health record integration, Battery status, and more Magic Leap finally unveils augmented reality goggles, says it’s shipping next year
Dec. 8, 2017
Chris and Ian discuss Apple Bugs, YouTube and AlphaZero Download iTunes MP3 Shownotes Huge security flaw lets anyone log into a High Sierra Mac About the security content of Security Update 2017-001 Apple breaks file sharing on Macs while fixing 'huge' password security flaw Apple releases iOS 11.2 with date crashing fix, Apple Pay Cash included, other changes Uber says 2.7 million in UK were affected by security breach Kaspersky Labs: Warning over Russian anti-virus software AlphaZero AI beats champion chess program after teaching itself in four hours Firms ditch YouTube ads over predatory comments on videos of children Google to hire thousands of moderators after outcry over YouTube abuse video YouTube is launching its own take Stories with a new video format called ‘Reels’ Google is pulling YouTube off the Fire TV and Echo Show as feud with Amazon grows Amazon Prime Video finally arrives on Apple TV, months after original announcement Blue Planet II comes to iPlayer in 4K HDR
Nov. 24, 2017
Chris and Ian discuss the Uber, UK Broadband, Android and Loot Boxes Download iTunes MP3 Shownotes Twitter removes verified checkmarks from several white supremacists’ profiles PC vendors scramble as Intel announces vulnerability in firmware Android devices seen covertly sending location data to Google Uber Paid Hackers to Delete Stolen Data on 57 Million People Broadband firms must ditch 'misleading' speed ads UK supermarkets try face-based ID and payment system OnePlus 5T announced with bigger screen, new camera system, and a headphone jack Apple pushes HomePod release to early 2018 Hours before launch, EA strips micro-transactions from ‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’ HTC reveals standalone Vive Focus VR headset and cancels Daydream plans

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