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Weekly news and opinions from the UK's biggest tech monthly
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PC Pro Podcast 326
On this weeks podcast: Amazon buys live game streaming service, Twitch; Xbox Live, Battle.net and PlayStation Network are hit by massive DD0S attacks; leaks reveal Blackberrys forthcoming handsets; and the US rules against copyright for simian photographe
Wednesday, 27-Aug-14 16:48 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 325
On this weeks podcast: Google targets crapware and readies new kids accounts, while Ballmer departs from Microsoft and Intel plans wearable hardware for those afflicted with Parkinsons disease. Our hot hardware candidate is the Asus Chromebox.
Wednesday, 20-Aug-14 16:42 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 324
On this weeks podcast we discuss Amazons ongoing spat with Hachette over ebook pricing; whether businesses should already be planning their upgrades to Windows 9; Chromebooks taking over US classrooms; and the first fruit of Intels 14nm Broadwell microarc
Wednesday, 13-Aug-14 15:18 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 323
On this weeks podcast: Wikipedia fights back against the right to be forgotten; Brits want better battery life; Google is scanning your email for illegal content; and why wearables could be a stalkers dream. Our hot hardware candidate is the Continue rea
Wednesday, 06-Aug-14 17:29 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 322
On this weeks podcast we look at Microsofts new Sharks Cove development board, promises of 5G for London by 2020, an anti-piracy initiative based on hijacking banner ads and Amazons online 3D shop. Our hot hardware candidate is the Nokia Continue reading
Wednesday, 30-Jul-14 18:41 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 321
On this weeks podcast we discuss drooping iPad sales; low take-up for internet filtering services; big layoffs at Microsoft; and the UKs toothless new anti-piracy measures. Our hot hardware candidate is the LG G Watch, the first Android Wear smartwatch.
Wednesday, 23-Jul-14 17:33 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 320
On this weeks podcast Microsoft promises $99 Windows tablets; the UK governments broadband plans fall short; Motorola unveils its classical smartwatch, the round-faced Moto 360; and Scotland, Wales and Newquay vie to host the UKs first spaceport. In hot h
Wednesday, 16-Jul-14 17:00 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 319
On this weeks podcast we discuss the perils of selling your smartphone, Wi-Fi on commuter trains, the intriguingly square-shaped BlackBerry Passport and some good news for PC sales. Our hot hardware candidate is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4, an Continue
Wednesday, 09-Jul-14 16:18 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 318
On this weeks podcast: Facebook admits to toying with our emotions; the UK readies itself to become a robot testing ground; rumours abound of a Microsoft smartwatch; and Microsofts Digital Crimes Unit takes down No-IP domains without warning. In hot Cont
Wednesday, 02-Jul-14 15:19 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 317
On this weeks podcast: robots are poised to take our jobs; mobile operators join forces to combat not-spots; streaming music is set to shakeup the official singles chart; and we get a little bit excited about Googles annual developer conference, Continue
Wednesday, 25-Jun-14 17:24 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 316
On this weeks podcast: Googles broadband-delivering balloons deliver 22Mbit/sec downloads; Ofcom mulls whether to regulate fibre prices; the UK government spies on our Facebook profiles; and PaperLater wants us to pay to print the internet. Hot hardware o
Wednesday, 18-Jun-14 16:32 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 315
On this weeks podcast: the Turing Test is beaten by a virtual teenager; eBay deserves sympathy for getting hacked; 2015 will be the year of the home-help robot; and Google and Amazon bring 3D back with their latest tablet and Continue reading
Wednesday, 11-Jun-14 17:12 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 314
On this weeks podcast: Our first look at OS X 10.10 Yosemite; Operation Tovar takes malware servers offline; Google launches a stylish new Glass headset; and Intel reveals a clutch of new products including a bartending robot. Our Hot Hardware Continue r
Wednesday, 04-Jun-14 16:19 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 313
On this weeks podcast: driverless cars make Google the ultimate backseat driver; the first Quad HD smartphone, the LG G3, steps into the ring with Samsung, Sony and HTC; Microsoft fends off an FBI request for Office 365 user data; Continue reading
Wednesday, 28-May-14 18:12 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 312
On this weeks podcast: Microsoft goes big with the Surface Pro 3 (and waves goodbye to the Surface Mini); Facebook, Twitter and Google go on a spending spree; EE gets in hot water for most reliable broadband claims; and fallout Continue reading
Wednesday, 21-May-14 16:59 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 311
On this weeks podcast: the European Court of Justice upholds the right to be forgotten; Mozilla rattles Firefox users with advertising plans; Motorolas Moto E smartphone launches at only £89; and iconic 1980s computer brand, Jupiter, goes up on eBay. Con
Wednesday, 14-May-14 17:07 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 310
On this weeks podcast the team asks whether antivirus software is dead, and whether phablets are killing tablet sales. We also discuss claims that wearable tech can improve your productivity, and welcome a range of new Chrome OS devices. Our Continue rea
Wednesday, 07-May-14 15:11 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 309
On this weeks podcast we discuss Microsoft’s new “Special Projects” group; ponder new display technologies based on mist and bubbles; explore the price of online privacy; and look forward to the dawn of the smartwatch age. Our Hot Hardware candidate Cont
Wednesday, 30-Apr-14 16:21 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 308
On this weeks podcast: Lytro unveils its £1,000 light-field camera, Amazons rumoured smartphone goes 3D, Microsoft slashes the cost of XP support and Windows Cloud takes on Googles Chrome OS. Our hot hardware candidate is Toshibas luxurious new Ultrabook,
Wednesday, 23-Apr-14 16:06 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 307
On this weeks podcast: the Heartbleed fallout continues, Microsoft is sued by its own shareholders, Windows takes a step towards cross-platform integration and Britains broadband gets faster. Our hot hardware candidate is the eagerly anticipated Samsung G
Wednesday, 16-Apr-14 18:02 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 306
On this week’s podcast: Adobe Lightroom lands on iPad (but only with a Creative Cloud subscription); Windows XP nears the end; Microsoft rolls out Windows 8.1 Update; and OpenSSL is compromised by the Heartbleed bug. Hot hardware of the week Continue rea
Wednesday, 09-Apr-14 17:37 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 305
On this weeks podcast we discuss format shifting; using 4G for home broadband; smartphones that cheat in benchmarks; and legal tussles over patent violations and retail finance agreements. Our hot hardware candidate is Microsoft Office for iPad. (Yes, we
Wednesday, 02-Apr-14 17:49 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 304
On this week’s podcast: criminals rob Windows XP cash machines via SMS hack; Facebook stumps up $2bn for VR headset maker Oculus; a new social network, MyApollo, aims to capitalise on privacy fears; and Google Now lands on the desktop. Continue reading
Wednesday, 26-Mar-14 18:31 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 303
On this week’s podcast: Android Wear attempts to kickstart the smartwatch revolution; Googles Chromecast finally lands in the UK; Apple launches an affordable iPhone; and Microsoft sets a release date for Office for iPad. In hot hardware of the week, Con
Wednesday, 19-Mar-14 16:27 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 302
On this week’s podcast: Europol warns that public Wi-Fi isnt safe and secure; Google gets in hot water over in-app purchases; Android readies itself for wearables with a new SDK; and Amazon plans to force music streaming customers to buy Continue reading
Wednesday, 12-Mar-14 18:26 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 301
On this week’s podcast: the Bitcoin bank, FlexCoin, bites the dust after hack attack; a UK IT firm upgrades 30,000 Windows XP PCs in only 30 days; Microsoft considers a free version of Windows 8.1; Apples CarPlay takes iOS for Continue reading
Wednesday, 05-Mar-14 18:05 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 300
On this week’s podcast: we discuss the latest product releases from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, including the Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2 and Nokias new Android phones; Intel unveils its 64-bit chips for phones and tablets; and Apple OS Continue re
Wednesday, 26-Feb-14 18:01 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 299
On this week’s podcast we discuss Microsofts strategy for Windows 8 power-users and businesses; volatility in the Bitcoin market; proposals to embed adverts in in-store lighting; and reports that Microsoft Office is coming imminently to the iPad. Our Hot
Wednesday, 19-Feb-14 17:05 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 298
On this week’s podcast: Nokia readies its first Android handset; Microsoft tells XP users to buy a new PC; HP cuts off free updates for out of warranty servers; and James Dyson invests £5 million in a robotics lab for Continue reading
Wednesday, 12-Feb-14 17:55 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 297
On this week’s podcast: we examine the first major update to Windows 8.1; Satya Nadella takes the hot seat at Microsoft; Sony considers selling off its VAIO laptop brand; and we discuss plans to introduce coding to the UK school Continue reading
Wednesday, 05-Feb-14 18:25 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 296
On this week’s podcast: the UK government abandons Office for open-source; Apple admits disappointing sales of the iPhone 5c; Skys parental control filter oversteps the mark; and Sony and Microsoft push consoles as educational tools. In hot hardware of th
Wednesday, 29-Jan-14 17:48 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 295
On this week’s podcast: Google Glass gets a cinema-goer in trouble; we discuss whether Spotify needs to slash its prices; LogMeIn Free breathes its last; Microsoft extends security updates for Windows XP; and Adobe adds 3D printing support to Photoshop.
Wednesday, 22-Jan-14 17:38 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 294
On this week’s podcast we discuss the future of Windows 8; Googles acquisition of smart home company, Nest; the UK governments plans to bring super-fast broadband to the countryside; and the arrest of a US man for sending out a Continue reading
Wednesday, 15-Jan-14 18:01 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 293
On this week’s podcast we look at some of the new products unveiled at CES, including Intel’s tiny Edison PC, Sony’s ultra-short-throw 4K projector and a host of machines ready to run SteamOS. We also discuss the charges against abusive Continue reading
Wednesday, 08-Jan-14 16:48 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 292
In a special seasonal podcast, the team members are quizzed on the news stories and major product reviews of 2013.
Wednesday, 18-Dec-13 17:55 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 291
On this weeks podcast we discuss the future of the Leap Motion gesture controller, the impact of surveillance revelations on the technology industry, the possible return of the Windows Start menu and Apple’s “iBeacon” advertising system. Our hot hardware
Wednesday, 11-Dec-13 16:48 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 290
On this weeks podcast: Amazon unveils plans to use delivery drones; RBS failure to invest in IT causes banking chaos; Bitcoin-mining software is found in sneaky programs; and Martha Lane Fox quits as the UK governments digital champion. Finally, Lenovos
Wednesday, 04-Dec-13 18:18 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 289
On this weeks podcast we discuss Windows RT’s uncertain future; Eric Schmidt’s prediction that censorship will soon be a thing of the past; Yahoo’s attempts to get its own employees to use its services; and labour conditions at Amazon’s distribution Cont
Wednesday, 27-Nov-13 18:29 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 288
On this weeks podcast we discuss Google and Microsoft blocking illegal porn searches; we take a look inside the clean-room of a data recovery firm; and we discuss CryptoLocker, a nasty virus targeting British businesses. Our hot hardware candidate is Con
Wednesday, 20-Nov-13 16:08 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 287
On this weeks podcast: we ponder whether fibre broadband can boost the UK economy; Motorola patents a microphone embedded in a neck tattoo; Facebook resets user passwords following the Adobe security breach; and a German ISP offers businesses a hacker-pro
Wednesday, 13-Nov-13 18:13 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 286
On this weeks podcast: Acer and BlackBerry lose their CEOs as Microsoft starts looking for its own new chief; Windows Phone gains momentum; and Google Helpouts go live. Finally, are iPads being used to bug government meetings? We dont know, Continue read
Wednesday, 06-Nov-13 16:38 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 285
On this weeks podcast: Microsoft tries to scare XP users into upgrading; 3D-printed gun parts turn out to be printer spares; Apples profits take a tumble despite record iPhone sales; and F-Secures Mykko Hypponen worries that the web has become Continue r
Wednesday, 30-Oct-13 17:54 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 284
On this weeks podcast, Apples autumn keynote serves up a new iPad Air, a Retina-screened iPad Mini, new MacBook Pros, OS X Mavericks and full specifications and pricing for the Mac Pro. Meanwhile, Windows 8.1 arrives amidst a flurry of Continue reading
Wednesday, 23-Oct-13 16:57 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 283
On this weeks podcast: Ubuntus Mark Shuttleworth predicts the future of the iPhone; Square Cash lets users send money via email; Windows Phone 8 gets a big-screen update; and WHSmith goes offline due to offensive self-published ebooks. In hot hardware Co
Wednesday, 16-Oct-13 17:15 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 282
On this weeks podcast: the millionth Raspberry Pi rolls off the UK production line; Google sneaks Chrome OS features into Windows 8; HTC look at dual-booting Android and Windows Phone; and we imagine a world without Windows updates. Finally, the Continue
Wednesday, 09-Oct-13 16:27 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 281
On this weeks podcast: Microsoft considers a unified app store for desktop and mobile operating systems; MPs slam BTs dominance in the rural broadband roll out; Yahoo offers a $12.50 bug bounty to would-be white hats; and Scribd unveils its Continue read
Wednesday, 02-Oct-13 16:11 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 280
In this weeks podcast: Microsofts antivirus engine is imperfect by design; web plugins are on their way out; the Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 are revealed; and Tescos £119 Android tablet makes its début. Our hot hardware candidate is Continue reading
Wednesday, 25-Sep-13 16:35 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 279
On this weeks podcast: we discuss the exciting develpoments from IDF 2013; Apple keeps schtum about iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S pre-orders; Microsoft confirms that Windows 8.1 will be available standalone; and Int3.cc unsheathes its USB condom. This weeks hot
Wednesday, 18-Sep-13 16:53 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 278
On this weeks podcast Apple unveils the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s, Microsoft relents and gives developers access to Windows 8.1, the NSA cracks internet encryption and Xbox Music makes its debut on iOS and Android. Our hot hardware candidate Continue readi
Wednesday, 11-Sep-13 16:57 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 277
On this weeks podcast the gang discusses Microsofts acquisition of (most of) Nokia, Amazons new MatchBook service, the BPIs latest anti-piracy initiative and some novel smartphone accessories from HTC. Our hot hardware candidate is the new Nexus 7 tablet.
Wednesday, 04-Sep-13 15:14 UTC
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