By DigitalOutbox
About this podcast
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.
Latest episodes
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
Nov. 11, 2017
Chris and Ian discuss the Xbox One X, iPhone X, Mario Odyssey and Twitter Download iTunes MP3 Shownotes Uber loses appeal in UK employment rights case Twitter employee deactivates Trump’s account on their last day These Are Twitter's New Rules For Preventing Abuse And Harassment Twitter says its system is 'broken' after far-right organiser wins blue tick Twitter officially expands its character count to 280 starting today This is the Razer phone HTC’s U11+ is a beautiful bezel-less upgrade to its squeezable flagship Nintendo says Switch will beat Wii U total sales within its first year FIFA and EA announce the first eWorld Cup Game studio CCP scales back virtual reality development
Oct. 26, 2017
Chris and Ian discuss Amazon Kindle, Twitter changes and Oculus Download iTunes MP3 Shownotes Uber lodges appeal over London ban This is not a drill: Microsoft admits Windows Phone is dead for real Serious flaw in WPA2 protocol lets attackers intercept passwords and much more Facebook acquires anonymous teen compliment app tbh, will let it run Twitter CEO promises to crack down on hate, violence and harassment with “more aggressive” rules Twitter promises more ad transparency Google Play adds Android Instant Apps via a ‘Try it Now’ button, among other changes Google's first mobile chip is an image processor hidden in the Pixel 2 Amazon introduces a waterproof Kindle Oasis with a seven-inch screen and Audible playback Amazon Alexa devices can finally tell voices apart Amazon's New Service Lets Delivery People Open Your Front Door To Drop Packages Inside Movies Anywhere brings your movies from Amazon, Google Play, and iTunes together into one app Apple has Netflix and Amazon in sight as it hires British TV executive Oculus announces new $199 self-contained VR headset called Oculus Go, shipping in 2018 Oculus Rift price drops permanently to $399 The Oculus Rift is getting a customizable VR home room and desktop window support
Oct. 6, 2017
Chris and Ian discuss Google Hardware Event, Sonus and Amber Rudd Download iTunes MP3 Shownotes Google to ditch controversial 'first click free' policy PlayStation VR is getting a little hardware update Roku rolls out Roku OS 8, refreshes TV hardware with 4K and faster processors Amber Rudd: viewers of online terrorist material face 15 years in jail Microsoft’s VR headsets now up for pre-order, launching October 17 Yahoo now thinks all 3B accounts were impacted by 2013 breach, not 1B as thought Sonos launches public beta for Alexa voice control Sonos is adding AirPlay 2 support for Apple devices in 2018 New Sonos One speaker with Alexa announced for $199 $49 Google Home Mini announced to compete with Amazon’s Echo Dot Google Home Max is a supersized version of the smart home speaker Google announces high-end Pixelbook laptop with a stylus for $999 Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL announced with water resistance, ‘dual-pixel’ camera, and always-on display Google’s Pixel Buds are the company’s first wireless headphones Google Clips is a tiny camera that uses AI to automatically photograph family moments
Oct. 1, 2017
Chris and Ian discuss Amazon Echo, GoPro and Twitter Download iTunes MP3 Shownotes Apple switches from Bing to Google for Siri web search results on iOS and Spotlight on Mac Password-theft 0-day imperils users of High Sierra and earlier macOS versions Deloitte hit by cyber-attack revealing clients’ secret emails James Dyson to invest £2.5bn on 'radically different' electric car Twitter trials expanding tweets from 140 characters to 280 Google pulls YouTube off the Amazon Echo Show Amazon’s new Echo is smaller and costs £89 Amazon expands Alexa messaging and calling to the UK and Germany Amazon’s new $35 Echo Connect will let you make phone calls Amazon announces $20 Echo Buttons for playing trivia games with your family Amazon announces new Fire TV with 4K and HDR for only £70 Amazon’s new Echo Plus doubles as a smart home hub Amazon introduces the Echo Spot, an alarm clock with a 2.5-inch screen Amazon’s Echo Show is coming to the UK and Germany GoPro Hero 6 Black shoots 4K video at 60 fps and is on sale today GoPro’s Fusion 360 camera costs $699 and ships in November
Sept. 23, 2017
Chris and Ian discuss Equifax, Uber, HTC and nae queue's Download iTunes MP3 Shownotes Equifax says almost 400,000 Britons hit in data breach Uber stripped of London licence due to lack of corporate responsibility Google to buy part of HTC's smartphone operations for $1bn Avast reckons CCleaner malware infected 2.27M users Upcoming versions of Google Chrome will let you permanently mute sites, block autoplaying videos Apple blocking ads that follow users around web is 'sabotage', says industry iPhone 8: small queues and muted reaction lead to questions over demand