Everyday Tech - The Motivation Behind Apple's "Self Service Repair"
Here are some interesting tech news stories this week:Apple’s new Self Service Repair program is an opportunity to repair relationshipsGoogle's Gmail app now lets you make voice and video callsAmazon and Target play 'outsized' role in port congestion and pollution, report findsA hacker named Bowser agrees to pay Nintendo $10 million to settle a civil piracy suitInstagram launches 'Take a Break' and other safety features for teensSamsung merges mobile and consumer electronics divisions in major shakeupYouTube says most disputed copyright claims are resolved in the uploader's favorGoogle's mail-in Pixel repair service reportedly compromised photos and accountsNew Twitter CEO has already begun a 'major reorganization'Facebook is testing a bill splitting feature in MessengerSomeone is hacking receipt printers with 'antiwork' messagesMicrosoft is testing a few ways to improve Windows 11's Start menuFacebook details its takedown of a mass-harassment networkCVS Pharmacy now offers audio prescription labels across the USPatient receives the world's first fully 3D-printed prosthetic eyeIt's time to study the health impacts of TikTok, researchers sayAmazon ordered to rerun contentious Alabama union election
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A lost hiker ignored rescuers' phone calls, thinking they were spam...Everyday Tech is MPB Think Radio's show about consumer tech, and your very own personal IT department - all wrapped up into one convenient package.Jeremy will help you fix it, and Wiltz will help you keep it safe...and both can actually do either, so we're in good hands!TECH STORIES OF THE LAST WEEK:The US Copyright Office just struck a blow for the right to repairSpotify expects to have over 400M users by the end of the yearGoogle Stadia tries something new: a free 30-minute game trialBiden appoints Jessica Rosenworcel to officially lead the FCCPhotoshop's new NFT button could prove you're the real digital artistA lost hiker ignored rescuers' phone calls, thinking they were spamLAST WEEK:Instagram's outages were so bad the app will now alert users when the service goes downApple is appealing the Epic Games ruling it originally called a 'resounding victory''All of this happened very fast': How a routine event brought everything down at Facebook | ZDNetTelegram gains 70M new users in just one day after Facebook outageAmazon is reportedly working on a smart fridgeGoogle is about to turn on two-factor authentication by default for millions of usersNetflix launches "Play Something" for Android usersYouTube Music will launch free background listening starting in Canada
Everyday Tech - Facebook Had A Really Bad Day
This week on Everyday Tech:How a routine event brought down Facebook...How Telegram gained 70,000,000 users in one day...Google trolls Bing about Bing searches for GoogleYouTube TV and NBC Universal build a temporary bridge to nowhere...and You can now buy a keyboard that just copies and pastes.'All of this happened very fast': How a routine event brought everything down at Facebook | ZDNetTelegram gains 70M new users in just one day after Facebook outageAmazon is reportedly working on a smart fridgeGoogle is about to turn on two-factor authentication by default for millions of usersNetflix launches "Play Something" for Android usersYouTube Music will launch free background listening starting in CanadaBlue Origin is officially sending William Shatner to spaceAmazon Prime members can now send gifts with just a phone number or email addressGoogle says Bing users search for Google more than anything elseYouTube TV and NBCUniversal agree to 'short' extension to avoid channels disappearingPixel phones can automatically record and upload video in an emergencyFCC considers new rules to stop scammers from hijacking your cell phoneFacebook will now let you make group chats across Instagram and MessengerYou can now buy a keyboard that only copies and pastesAlphabet's laser-Internet system has sent 700TB of data with 99.9% uptime
Everyday Tech - Universal USB-C?
This week on Everyday Tech:The EU is pushing for across the board USB-C ports, including iPhonesAustralia’s Top Court Finds Media Companies Liable for Other People’s Facebook CommentsMicrosoft's Windows store is now open to third-party app storesRoblox and music publishers settle $200 million copyright lawsuitRoblox and music publishers settle $200 million copyright lawsuit | EngadgetMicrosoft's Windows store is now open to third-party app stores | Engadgethttps://www.wsj.com/articles/australias-top-court-finds-media-companies-liable-for-other-peoples-facebook-comments-11631096115?mod=article_inlineEU proposes mandatory USB-C on all devices, including iPhonesYour Ring doorbell can now tell you when you have a package on your doorstepCNN restricts access to its Facebook pages in Australia | EngadgetAlphabet's laser-Internet system has sent 700TB of data with 99.9% uptimeAndroid 6 and up will start stripping unused apps' permissions$5.9 million ransomware attack on farming co-op may cause food shortageAmazon has banned over 600 Chinese brands as part of review fraud crackdown | EngadgetRoku's new Streaming Stick 4K gets Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and better Wi-Fi | EngadgetMicrosoft Start is a personalized news feed designed for Windows 11, mobile, and more
Everyday Tech - Only 3 hours of gaming a week?!?
This week on Everyday Tech:A guy unlocked almost 2,000,000 AT&T phonesDoor Dash introduces on-demand alcohol deliveryTwitter will pay over $800,000,000 in an anti-trust lawsuitiOS 15 is out, we'll have some of the new perksChina is severely restricting teens access to gaming, are they on to something?and a ransomware attack on a farming co-op?Alphabet's laser-Internet system has sent 700TB of data with 99.9% uptimeAndroid 6 and up will start stripping unused apps' permissions$5.9 million ransomware attack on farming co-op may cause food shortageMan who unlocked 1.9 million AT&T phones sentenced to 12 years in prison | EngadgetAmazon has banned over 600 Chinese brands as part of review fraud crackdown | EngadgetTikTok owner ByteDance limits younger users to 40 minutes a day in China | EngadgetRoku's new Streaming Stick 4K gets Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and better Wi-Fi | EngadgetDoorDash expands alcohol deliveries to 20 states and DC | EngadgetTwitter will pay over $800 million to settle a class action suit | EngadgetiOS 15 is now available | EngadgetMicrosoft Start is a personalized news feed designed for Windows 11, mobile, and more
Everyday Tech - The New iPhone 13 is here!
This week on Everyday Tech:The headline is the new iPhone 13Battery, storage and camera upgrades are heremacro photography and cinematic videoWhat apple phones will get a price drop and which will be discontinuedThe iPhone 13 lineup and everything else just announced: Our Apple event recapiPhone 13 is here, and Apple upgraded the battery, storage and camerasiPhone 13 Pro cameras: Why this pro photographer is excited for Apple's new flagshipiPhone 13 price and preorders: How to get Apple's new phones for $0, starting FridayOlder iPhone prices slashed: All the discounts and which phones Apple's getting rid ofiPhone 13 battery life adds several hours to a single charge, Apple saysFord, Argo, and Walmart are bringing robo-delivery to three US citiesMicrosoft Start is a personalized news feed designed for Windows 11, mobile, and moreWhatsApp fined $267 million for breaching EU privacy lawTwitter has plans to let users hide their old tweets
Everyday Tech - Apple and its Fight Against Child Predators
On this week's show:Apple has delayed its controversial child protection features, Jeremy has thoughts...Hulu is raising its prices again...YouTube says it has 50 million premium subscribers...Speaking of YouTube, TikTok has overtaken the tube in average watch time...GM has temporarily shut down North American factories because of the chip shortage...and...AI computers cannot patent their own inventions...yet.This week's tech news links:Apple delays controversial child protection features after privacy outcryHulu Is Raising Its Prices Again Oct. 8Why You Should Stop Using Your Facebook Messenger AppYouTube reports having 50 million Premium and Music subscribersTikTok reportedly overtakes YouTube in US average watch timeAI computers can’t patent their own inventions — yet — a US judge rulesGM temporarily shuts down North American factories because of chip shortageMicrosoft Start is a personalized news feed designed for Windows 11, mobile, and moreTwitter is testing an official ‘soft block’ featureWhatsApp fined $267 million for breaching EU privacy lawTexas is set to pass a new law banning Facebook from censoring conservativesTwitter has plans to let users hide their old tweets
Everyday Tech - Terms and Conditions at Your Own Risk!
On this week's program, Jeremy and Wiltz talk about the price of lacking IT security, the slippery slope of employers buying your personal data and using it against you, Apple's scanning phones for child sexual abuse images and the odd way they are going about it, electric vehicles, and more! THE LINKS:Brokered cell location data led to the outing and resignation of a Catholic official - The VergeThe State Department and 3 other US agencies earn a D for cybersecurity | Ars TechnicaApple explains how iPhones will scan photos for child-sexual-abuse images | Ars TechnicaThe FCC finally made a new broadband map of the US - The VergeNorton and Avast are merging into an $8 billion antivirus empire - The VergeThe hacker behind a giant cryptocurrency heist is returning stolen funds | EngadgetSpotify calls off plans to support AirPlay 2, frustrating iPhone users [Updated] | Ars TechnicaXiaomi takes the smartphone sales crown, and Samsung seems unhappy about it | Ars TechnicaUnopened copy of Super Mario Bros. sells for a record $2 million - The VergeThe Amiga is the latest game system to get a mini retro remake - The VergeLow semiconductor supplies may not be the main reason for PS5 shortages | Ars TechnicaFacebook blocks research into political ads, falsely blames FTC privacy order | Ars Technica
Everyday Tech - Everyone Hates AT&T
The boys take several call from listeners about cloud storage, surface-like tablet or laptop options, and of course, everyone's distain for AT&T.Here are some tech headlines from the last week:YouTube’s “Premium Lite” trial offers ad-free YouTube for €7 a month | Ars TechnicaSpotify is testing whether free users will pay a dollar to skip tracks | EngadgetAmazon is offering $10 in credit for your palm print | EngadgetGoogle TV for Android gets new discovery features and morestreamingapps - The VergeValve issues scathing reply over the facts behind a Steam antitrust case | Ars TechnicaZoom to pay $85M for lying about encryption and sending data to Facebook and Google | Ars TechnicaAwful transaction and timing: AT&T finally ditches DirecTV | Ars TechnicaThe State Department and 3 other US agencies earn a D for cybersecurity | Ars TechnicaPutting the PS5’s 10 million sales in context | Ars TechnicaTwitter Spaces updates makes it easier to share and discover live audio | EngadgetHBO returns to Dish's lineup after a protracted absence | EngadgetNetflix thinks games matter more than buying movie studios - The VergeTwitter is testing upvote and downvote buttons on tweets - The VergeClubhouse is no longer invite-only - The VergeFacebook brings cloud games to iPhone, iPad via web app - The VergeTesla will pay $1.5 million to settle Model S battery throttling complaints | EngadgetAmazon handed record $888 million fine from EU data privacy watchdog | EngadgetSgt. Pepper’s to get new Atmos mix because current version ‘doesn’t sound quite right’ - The VergeSpotify’s paid subscribers hit 165M as podcast listening ‘improved modestly’ - The VergeFacebook upgrades Oculus Quest 2 storage and recalls foam face masks - The VergeAmazon reportedly has a ‘key’ to thousands of apartment buildings in US - The VergeMLB will try encrypted transmitters and bone conduction to stop sign stealing - The Verge