DTNS 2501 – Ive Been Promoted

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comPatrick Norton joins us to talk about Microsoft announcing Cortana for iOS and Android and Microsoft’s continuing cross-platform strategy. Crazy, genius or both?

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Today’s guests: Patrick Norton

Headlines: 

Microsoft announced today that it will bring a Cortana app to Android in June and iOS later this year. The app will have most of the functions of Cortana but can’t work with settings or launch apps. Windows 10 is also getting a companion app for phones that helps you integrate whatever phone you have with your Windows 10 device. And the Xbox Music apps are getting an update in late June or July that will let them play music stored in One Drive without additional charge.

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DTNS 2500 – Headlines Only

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comIt’s the Memorial day holiday in the US, so Tom’s just reading the headlines before he joins the rest of his US counterparts. Back with full shows tomorrow.

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DTNS 2499 – Light the Way to Tortillas

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comJustin Young joins the show to talk about the latest reason why Apple TV rumors won’t be true, Uber’s autonomous car research and how LED lights in the grocery store can help you find the tortillas you like. Plus Len Peralta illustrates the show!

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Today’s Guest: Justin Robert Young and Len Peralta

Headlines

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Hey that Apple TV service that Apple never announced is coming? It got delayed again. Re/Code reports that according to “industry executives familiar with Apple’s plans” Apple wants to include live local TV programming. That’s a tall order. Even CBS and ABC can’t get the rights to stream local channels in their various apps. All this mean that all those rumors that Apple would announce the service at WWDC and launch it in the autumn are likely to be wrong.

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DTNS 2498 – I Spy with my Five Eyes…

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comAllison Sheridan is on the show. Are you addicted to your smartphone because of social networks? Has the Internet made you antisocial? Can these both be true?

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Today’s guests: Allison Sheridan

Headlines: 

The CBC reports the ‘five eyes’ intelligence alliance of Canada, US, UK, Australia and New Zealand sought to find ways to intercept app updates from the Google and Samsung app stores in order to install spyware. According to documents, the agencies targeted mobile app servers in France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Cuba, Morocco, the Bahamas and Russia. The same agencies also found security gaps in Alibaba’s UC Browser, the most popular 3rd-party browser on smart phones. Citizen Lab, a human rights and technology group in Toronto recently found the leak and alerted Alibaba in mid-April.

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DTNS 2497 – Run, Spotify, Run

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comScott Johnson and Lamarr Wilson join the show to discuss Spotify’s new custom playlist and running features. And can adding video and podcasts boost the money it makes from music?

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Today’s guests: Scott Johnson and Lamarr Wilson

Headlines: 

Spotify announced the addition of Spotify Now— Songza-like custom playlists — Spotify Running— sophisticated playlists for running that change with your pace— as well as the addition of videos and podcasts. Spotify Running will integrate with Nike + and RunKeeper apps later this year. Spotify Now launches for iOS in the U.S., U.K., Germany, and Sweden today. Spotify Running comes to iOS globally today.

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DTNS 2496 – Zero Dark Facebook

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comPatrick Beja is on the show and we’ll talk about protest letters regarding encryption back doors and zero-rating, an app store for your 10-year-old car and the most annoying innovations in tech.

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Today’s guests: Patrick Beja

Headlines: 

The Washington Post reports 164 tech companies organizations and security researchers sent a letter to US President Obama asking him to reject any proposed law that would “deliberately weaken the security of their products.” US FBI Director James B. Comey is among several US government officials pushing companies to allow government to have access to all encrypted data. The letter is signed by three of the five members of a presidential review group appointed to assess policy in the wake of the Snowden leaks.

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DTNS 2495 – Thanks, @POTUS

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.com Veronica Belmont and Roger Chang fill in for Tom and take your questions on the Apple Watch!

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Today’s guests: Veronica Belmont and Roger Chang

Headlines: 

The NY Times is reporting that Apple has acquired a bay area based GPS Start Up Coherent Navigation.  Coherent Navigation works on high-precision navigation systems and creating commercial navigation services based on partnerships with companies like Boeing and Iridium. It is unclear exactly how Apple will use the company’s services or technology. The terms of Apple’s acquisition of Coherent Navigation were not disclosed with the company stating in email “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.” But self-driving cars… I mean, right?

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DTNS 2494 – Icann Haz Lyft?

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.com Jennie Josephson and Roger Chang host the Producer’s Choice edition of Daily Tech News Show with regular Friday team Darren Kitchen and Len Peralta. Self-driving cars! Rampaging Cows! Spin Doctors! It’s gonna be a Friday, all right.

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Today’s guests: Darren Kitchen, Jennie Josephson, Len Peralta and Roger Chang

Headlines: 

TechCrunch reports that Google announced that it will begin testing autonomous vehicles on public roads in Mountain View this summer. The self-piloted vehicles will be limited to a maximum speed of 25 miles/hour, and each will include a safety driver, who can take over at any point. Google said its fleet has logged nearly a million miles of cumulative driving within its test facilities which Google says is equal to 75 years of human driving experience. Much more on this to come in the discussion section, but right now everyone gets one word: Roger? Darren?

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DTNS 2493 – Walmart Prime

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.com Justin Robert Young fills in for Tom, with guest Andrew Mayne. Walmart v Amazon is discussed.

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Today’s guests: Justin Robert Young fills in as host for Tom and Andrew Mayne joins!

Headlines: 

Apple’s Beats-based streaming music service will be renamed “Apple Music” and integrate deep social networking for artists, according to 9 to 5 mac. The service will allow artists to have pages so they can post samples, photos, video, concert information and content from other artists. iTunes users will have the ability to comment on and like posts from artists but won’t have user social network profiles like Ping. Apple Music will be introduced at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference Kickoff keynote on Monday, June 8th.

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DTNS 2492 – 10 Windows One Garden

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.com Scott Johnson joins the show to talk about Facebook’s attempt to host major news stories inside its mobile app. Is it trying to eat the Internet after all?

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