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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
PC Pro Podcast 276
On this weeks podcast the gang discusses Steve Ballmers departure from Microsoft, the failure of the Ubuntu Edge crowd-funding campaign and the limited lifespan of a modern tablet. Our Hot Hardware candidate is the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, a smartphone Co
Wednesday, 28-Aug-13 14:27 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 275
On this weeks podcast: the Guardian destroys Snowden data at the UK governments behest; Googles Helpouts service allows professionals to offer one-to-one advice; Microsoft, Google and Amazon all suffer major web outages; and Tesco prepares to enter the ta
Wednesday, 21-Aug-13 17:46 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 274
On this weeks podcast: a UK piracy crackdown sees legitimate websites blocked; Larry Ellison predicts doom and gloom for Apple without Steve Jobs; BlackBerry looks to find a prospective buyer; and US government pressure sees an encrypted email firm close
Wednesday, 14-Aug-13 17:14 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 273
On this weeks podcast: booming tablet sales see the iPads popularity on the slide; Apple offers a third-party charger amnesty; we find year-old flaws in TalkTalks network filter; and WeWi unveils a $300 solar-powered laptop. This weeks Hot Hardware nomine
Wednesday, 07-Aug-13 17:19 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 272
On this weeks podcast, we discuss what to do about Twitter abuse, Skys Now TV and Googles Chromecast, Firefoxs data sharing plans and the best web browsers. This weeks Hot Hardware nominee is the life-logging Autographer camera.
Wednesday, 31-Jul-13 15:42 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 271 (updated)
On this weeks podcast: the UK government ups the pressure for network-level parental-control filters; Ubuntu crowdsources funds for its new phone; Microsofts takes a $900 million hit on stocks of the Surface RT; and BDUK takes the rap for bungling Contin
Thursday, 25-Jul-13 09:06 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 271
On this weeks podcast: the UK government ups the pressure for network-level parental-control filters; Ubuntu crowdsources funds for its new phone; Microsofts takes a $900 million hit on stocks of the Surface RT; and BDUK takes the rap for bungling Contin
Wednesday, 24-Jul-13 16:13 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 270
On this weeks podcast: Microsoft announces a major staff reshuffle; Nokia crams a 41 megapixel snapper into its Lumia 1020 smartphone; Compulab readies a $100 ARM-based PC; and the UK government keeps pushing for network-level parental-control filters. Fi
Wednesday, 17-Jul-13 17:32 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 269
On this weeks podcast we discuss a price war among Android tablets; the BBC’s abandonment of 3D TV; Michael Gove’s plans for kids to learn CAD and coding at school; and the prospect of the government’s broadband targets being missed Continue reading
Wednesday, 10-Jul-13 14:43 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 268
On this weeks podcast: the team discusses the new features of Windows 8.1, customised smartphones, EEs 4G data upgrade, and the governments new broadband targets. Hot hardware of the week is the first compact Windows 8.1 tablet, the Acer Iconia Continue
Wednesday, 03-Jul-13 17:27 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 267
On this weeks podcast: we discuss why superfast broadband is proving slow to reach rural areas; BitTorrent looks to turn over a new leaf; Barnes Noble takes evasive action with its Nook tablets; and Microsoft readies the public preview Continue reading
Wednesday, 26-Jun-13 16:18 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 266
On this weeks podcast: the UK government tackles child internet safety; Googles balloons beam broadband to remote areas; Huawei unveils the slimmest smartphone in the world; and Microsoft slashes the price of the Surface RT for schools. Finally, Adobe Pho
Wednesday, 19-Jun-13 15:58 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 265
On this weeks podcast: Apple reveals iOS 7 and the new Mac Pro; we discuss the impact of the Prism revelations; Samsung touts a camera-smartphone hybrid, the Galaxy S4 Zoom; and a Microsoft-backed program offers £24 PCs to get poor Continue reading
Wednesday, 12-Jun-13 16:44 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 264
On this weeks podcast we discuss Intels Haswell chips; Microsofts offer to bundle Office free with compact tablets; mobile repeater sites that skirt the law; and Ubuntu declaring an end to Microsofts dominance. Our Hot Hardware candidate is Samsung Series
Wednesday, 05-Jun-13 16:33 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 263
On this week’s podcast we discuss the possibility of larger (or smaller) iPhones, LGs decision not to make another Nexus phone, a scare over the security of Skys Android apps and Intels concerns over slowing PC sales. Our hot hardware Continue reading
Wednesday, 29-May-13 15:27 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 262
On this week’s podcast: Yahoo gives Flickr a lick of paint; Apple is pulled up for tax avoidance; Leap Motion brings gesture control to Windows 8; and Microsoft unveils the Xbox One. Finally, Microsofts long-awaited tablet, the Surface Pro, makes Continu
Wednesday, 22-May-13 16:08 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 261
On this week’s podcast we discuss HP’s new Android-based hybrid laptop; we ask why the police have reportedly been browsing through EE’s customer data; we ponder the failure of the Facebook-branded HTC First; and we ask whether YouTube is right Continue
Wednesday, 15-May-13 15:51 UTC
PC Pro Podcast 260
On this weeks podcast we discuss the latest news on Windows Blue, a Spotify hack that lets users download songs for free, an odd-looking convertible PC from Acer and new details of Intels forthcoming Haswell chips. Our hot hardware candidate Continue rea
Wednesday, 08-May-13 14:18 UTC
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