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Digital Coffee Podcast

This podcast dedicated to all things tech. The story of how this came about was ordinary, maybe, but what I want to do with it, is extraordinary. I was working at a coffee shop and pondered my love for coffee and tech. I have also grown up around tech. I also had a new passion for coffee. This idea stayed with me until I figured out the name. Digital Coffee was born. So, with this idea I look at tech as I do coffee. How is the “tech brewed?” In my reviews, I look at it as a taste test, except I don’t drink the tech. I mean, who would? If you do, please let me know how I can! Anyways, if you feel like this is a great space to learn and have fun with tech, then, feel free to support me. I don’t mind at all! If you enjoy my podcast and blog please consider support me here: https://www.patreon.com/digitalcoffee Schedule: Monday: Digital Coffee Friday: Gamer’s Cafe Saturday: Marketing Blend Gaming on the Weekend! Twitch Youtube
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May 8, 2017

Today's Episode

I'm back! You can Google it! Ha! This is Digital Coffee 2.0. It's a new day and only once a week. I would love to do daily, but, a full-time job does not make this possible. However, Google is not on my good list. They are close to being hated as bad as Facebook. You all know how bad I hate Facebook. It's more of a good loathe. This week I am talking about Google doing some bad things. I also talk about the unnecessary hate AMD seems to get. It's weird. They are making some great hardware lately. Enjoy!

Show Timeline:

  • I'm Back
  • What's new with Digital Coffee
  • The Stupidity of Google
    • Alphabet CEO Eric Schmidt's is terrible about explaining censorship
    • YouTube forgets it's roots
    • He's lying about H1-B visas
  • The San Bernardino lawsuit and why it's a terrible argument
  • What Gen Z has in store for tech culture
  • How important it is to keep free speech in social
  • Stop hating on AMD
  • Final thoughts

 

Apps/Programs to try this week:

Highlights from the show:

Google you don't need to censor, humans, do that already.

I'm hoping the next generation brings a conservative voice back into the conversation

YouTube, remember your roots.

There's no reason for all this hate AMD is getting.

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Mar 23, 2017

Today's Episode

Live streaming is what every social network clamors to make. It is a great way to get users to stay on their site longer. Facebook wants to make sure they continue their dominance as the king of social networks. They released their live program on the desktop today. Hooray! Now everyone can live stream. Be sure to bring puppies and cats! As we progress to a media-rich online world, I hope people remember to read and write. It's important. What do you think about live stream?

Show Timeline:

  • OnePlus 3T gets a new color
  • Facebook lets everyone live stream on their desktop
  • Google Duo now lets you do audio only calls
  • Android is getting better at security
  • Google Maps has a new feature... Location sharing
  • Posts by Google opens up to more organization
  • Coffee Meets Bagel gets a monthly subscription
  • LinkedIn adds Trending Storylines to get users to stay longer
  • Medium has a new subscription plan
  • Apple acquires Workflow
  • Ryzen 7 chips are locking up computers
  • Reddit wants to be a social network
  • LastPass had a terrible vulnerability

Apps/Programs to Try:

Highlights from the Show:

Online dating sucks for both genders, but, I think Coffee Meets Bagel does a good happy medium.

If you do Facebook live stream be sure to have a puppy or cat. They make videos better!

Reddit is not about individual profiles. Why are they doing this now?

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Mar 16, 2017

Today's Episode

Russian hacking. It's always big news! The media has a fascination with the Russia. I do think it's time for them to break-up. However, the Department of Justice released a statement claiming Russian involvement with the Yahoo incident. It did hurt Yahoo a lot. They had one of the worst hacks in recent memory and it damaged their brand quite a bit. We shall see if Russia will hand over these people or just not play ball.

Show Timeline:

  • Facebook launches "Town Hall" this can't go wrong...
  • Facebook tests its copy of Snapchat
  • Google has an app for parents to control their kid's phones
  • Hacked: Twitter Counter got hacked!
  • WhatsApp says yes to Text Status... again
  • Those Russians: Russian hackers accused of hacking Yahoo
  • Tech companies fight for cheap labor...
  • You'll be able to have driveless cars in Cali
  • Emma Watson and more hacked... good grief!
  • Gopro cuts more jobs
  • FCC chief wants 5G and he wants it now.
  • Microsoft fixed a lot of bugs. Like record numbers
  • Chrome throttling background tabs for better performance
  • Apple's in trouble with Russia

Apps/Programs to Try:

 

Highlights from the Show:

Tech companies do not care about immigrants unless it involves their bottom line.

This "Town Hall" feature is not going to be good...

The media loves to blame the Russians. Even though, this is more credible now.

Facebook has a love affair with Snapchat features.

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Mar 9, 2017

Today's Episode

Vault 7, it sounds like a new vault from Fallout, but, it's not. The bombshell dropped on Tuesday about what the government is up to. It's usually no good. It was discovered that the CIA is spying on everyone. They can do some terrible acts too. Time to talk about this and understand that tech has vulnerabilities. All new tech has mistakes. These are usually exploits of vulnerabilities. However, the government should be willing to help companies combat these things. I will talk about why the government is wrong in doing this and more. Enjoy!

Show Timeline:

  • WhatsApp is testing a way to make money
  • Instagram adds geostickers because it can
  • Google Docs and Wordpress.com work together for the better
  • Sudden Coffee wants to make Instant coffee great again
  • Gobi raises money to take on Snapchat
  • Talking about Vault 7
  • US government wants your data
  • Confide may not be so secure
  • Tech companies denying what Vault 7 says
  • Microsoft is shutting down their social network you didn't know about
  • Pinterest acquires Jelly
  • Google acquires Kaggle
  • Vimeo rolls out support for 360 video
  • Microsoft and ARM go after Intel's server business

Apps/Programs to Try:

Highlights from the Show:

I'm throwing Instagram under the bus.

CIA you should help companies protect your citizens.

I've known about talked about SmartTVs having terrible security.

Anchor 2.0 is great. I love the new direction.

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Mar 2, 2017

Today's Episode

Snapchat IPO is here! People are wondering if this company could rival Facebook. Twitter has not been a great contender for a while. They are still figuring out who they are and time is not on their side. This could be the best contender to rival Facebook in a long while. 

I also talk about AMD and Nvidia products unveiled this week and so much more! Enjoy!

Show Timeline:

  • New Zealand wants tech workers
  • Prisma has an app store for new filters and desktop tools
  • An antimalware for Apple products has a problem. Thanks, Google!
  • Facebook has suicide tools for live videos
  • Facebook release their TV app on AppleTV
  • A nasty Slack bug gave access to messages and accounts to hackers
  • New render for Samsung S8
  • Twitter adds more tools for less "abuse"
  • Mozilla buys pocket
  • Snap Inc IPO starts tomorrow
  • Gmail updates the attachment size to 50MB
  • FCC says no to new privacy broadband rules
  • FCC does not like net neutrality
  • Udacity buys Cloudlab
  • Tech Industry loves H-1B visas because cheaper labor
  • AMD unveils Ryzen chips and Vega
  • Rasberry Pi Zero W is a small mini computer with lots of potential
  • Nvidia unveils 1080ti
  • YouTube TV is coming to a cord cutter near you!

Apps/Programs to Try:

Highlights from the Show:

If you hate the US, New Zealand has a great deal for you!

Cool! Prisma allows it's followers to create custom filters

Tech companies only care about H-1B visas. They don't care about immigration.

I like Nvidia, but, this new card is ridiculous.

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Feb 16, 2017

Today's Episode

Like him or hate him, PewDiePie is a huge influence on YouTube. It's funny how the media loves to hate him. They do not understand that he is trolling them and does not care. He has over 50 million subscribers on YouTube. Unless he does something so egregious, you are getting mad over nothing. Find out what I have to say about this in my show.

Also, Verizon brings unlimited data back. This is in response to what T-Mobile doing well. They finally have a response to losing customers to its competitor. I do not think it will be the same as before, but, it is a nice change. People loved unlimited data and that will always be a fact.

Show Timeline:

  • Trivia facts are now in google search
  • Google ordered to pay 20 million for stealing tech
  • Facebook is doing a major update no one wants
  • Job posting on Facebook cuts into LinkedIn
  • There's an Uber for veterinarians coming
  • IBM machine learning for the mainframe
  • $250 million discount on the Verizon and Yahoo deal
  • Unlimited data comes back to Verizon
  • Reddit to renamed its public homepage
  • Blackberry sued Nokia on Valentine's day. The love!
  • Comcast has a new app for their TV service
  • Periscope live videos goes to trending topics
  • Groupon had a good quarter
  • Yelp wants to be a part of the Q&A
  • Etsy launches Esty Studio
  • Dating and politics
  • Microsoft wants a digital Geneva Convention. Peace on the web.
  • Microsoft teases a Windows 10 refresh
  • Google Assistant can share personal info on Allo if you allow it.
  • Ghostery was bought.
  • Pewdiepie and the media that do not get it.

Apps/Program to Try:

Highlights from the Show:

Esty has a majority women sellers. What about men? I thought we cared about equality.

This PewDiePie controversy is overblown and stupid. The media doesn't get satire.

OkCupid stop getting political. You're about dating.

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Feb 9, 2017

Today's Episode

Netflix blunder is nothing new now. This is the same thing every business is doing. Hate a specific group because it is socially acceptable. The best argument is that if you did this to any other group, that would be horrible. However, why is it acceptable to do it to white people? Netflix should be prepared for some loss in subscribers and a hit in their revenue. People will vote with their wallets. Be prepared.

Twitter looks to be marching towards censorship. This is looking more like a full control on what people can say on their network. Funny thing, when they were new, they wanted public discourse. Now, they would rather tell you it's not good. 

Show Timeline:

  • Android Wear 2.0 and new smartwatches are coming
  • Over half internet traffic come from bots
  • Microsoft to do a slight design refresh for Windows 10
  • Traveling to the US, well, you could be asked for your social media accounts
  • Senator Warren "silenced" took to Facebook Live
  • Netflix, this is going to hurt
  • Pinterest launches new tools
  • Facebook lite grows
  • Ahhh Facebook, this may not go well
  • Flipboard 4.0 and fake news
  • There's a hacked Amazon Dash for the ACLU
  • Snapchat IPO
  • Periscope head now oversees all live on Twitter
  • AMD Ryzen news
  • Google Pixel audio bug fixed
  • Twitter marches towards censorship
  • 5G is coming soon
  • Google release data on its Android versions
  • YouTue live being pushed to more users
  • The iPhone could cost over 1,000 dollars
  • There could be new Macbooks coming

Apps/Programs to try this week:

Highlights from the Show:

US government you are telling potential terrorist to never use their social media accounts because you watch them.

Twitter use to be about expressing your ideas, now it's about being safe.

Flipboard, creating echo chambers is why fake news is a big problem. You are the problem.

Netflix this going to hurt you.

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Feb 2, 2017

Today's Episode

Oh, tech media, what the hell is your problem. Yes, you should not bow to all of your reader's whims, but, berating them is not good for your business. If your readers are telling you to report on tech more than politics, that may be something to look at. If this same group grows larger and larger, then, it's time to listen. Writing an article about how they should shut up, means you should be doing the same thing. It's time to stop pretending you have the moral authority to tell your readers they are wrong. Stop.

This leads me to the tech companies. Stop. Your arguments are terrible about the executive order on immigration. First, it's not a ban. Stop calling it that. Second, no, your business was started by a White American. Last, we are not a nation of immigrants and stop using that argument. We were, but how long does it take to not be an immigrant?

Show Timeline:

  • Facebook is working on a streaming app
  • Comcast is doing what Comcast does
  • Microsoft is building a Windows cloud system
  • GoPro is making the Karma Drone again
  • Does facebook want to be Youtube because Youtube is Youtube?
  • H&R Block is using tech for your taxes.
  • Instagram is testing out multiple photos posts
  • 400 million people use Messenger Video and Audio
  • Slack is going after enterprise
  • You may want to uninstall your Anti-Virus
  • No, Next Web you should listen to your audience
  • Techies are dummies when talking about politics

Apps/Programs to try this week:

Highlights from the show:

The tech media needs to stop moralizing and listen to their audience.

I do not understand tech companies hating western culture.

I'm fine if you disagree with me.

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Jan 26, 2017

Today's Episode

Facebook is doing it again! They are copying Snapchat, but, really, just taking Instagram stories and putting it on Facebook. So, they are copying, the copy. They are putting new ads in Messenger and doing away with a personalized trending topic. It's an interesting move for Facebook. I really do not know what to think about this. Then we have Ellen K. Pao. If you do not know her, she is the former CEO of Reddit. She's back on the censorship train. She is calling on Jack to ban the President from Twitter. The funny part is she disabled comments on her Medium post. Find out what I have to say about this and more!

Show Timeline:

  • Apple sues Qualcomm
  • Inmoji is the interactive version of emoji
  • Tostitos wants you to no drink and drive.
  • News Feed-like ads coming to Messenger
  • Oh, look! Stories is coming to Facebook
  • Goodbye personalized trending topics
  • Women March and Porn
  • Some Federal agencies stop tweeting and it's normal
  • Microsoft goes after Chromebooks
  • The New FCC and the media hate it.
  • Google Voice is getting and update
  • Snapchat on iOS gets a redesign
  • The media now cares about secure phones for elected officials
  • No, recode, a journalist can interview who they want.
  • The irony on Ellen Pao censorship call for President Trump on Twitter.

Apps/Programs to try this Week:

Highlights from the Show:

Why does the tech media care about an unsecured tech now? Why did not you care when Hillary did it?

I'm telling you Messenger is going to Facebook.

Ms. Pao you care about diversity, except the most important one, diversity of thought.

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Jan 19, 2017

Today's Episode

This week we say goodbye to Vine as a social network. It will only live as a camera app now. It's not surprising given that Twitter did not put enough resources into it after the initial buy. The main culprit was live video. Live video eclipsed Vine as the preferred media for social media companies to invest in. This is Twitter's way of finding a path to profitability. It has not done that yet. Will you use Vine Camera?

Show's Timeline:

  • Assange backing down on his promise
  • Slack gets threading messages
  • Google adds offline search
  • Google Maps now tells you how bad parking can be
  • Vimeo has a new tool for creators
  • School fires employee for reasons?
  • Google and LG launch new smartwatches next month
  • Tired of Evernote? Try Milanote
  • Amazon launches a new Anime streaming channel
  • Youtube is testing out a new messaging service
  • Evernote updates? Do we care?
  • Google acquires Fabric developer
  • Can you now smell in VR?
  • Lecia's gets nostalgic with the M10
  • Mirari bot may have been done by a DDoS protection firm
  • Hulu will offer an offline mode
  • Cortana coming to the Android lock screen?
  • Tech employees mad and protest again. So, the norm
  • Facebook makes Messenger the default messaging system
  • Tidal offers a new hidden feature
  • Laugh.ly offers a new revenue stream for comedians
  • Bye-bye buy button on Twitter
  • Vine is no more. Long live Vine Camera
  • Twitter will loop videos under 6.5 seconds
  • AMD takes on Intel server market
  • Windows 10 is getting an e-book store
  • Gmail users, beware of this phishing scam
  • Samsung security cameras hacked... again

Apps/Programs to try this week:

Highlights from the Show:

The media criticize Assange for not keeping his promise? What about all the celebrities?

The problem with Evernote was it was a little late on the update and treating its customers badly.

The problem with the Windows e-book store is not being available on every platform.

Let me get this straight, you're going to fire a school employee encouraging kids to go to school?

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Jan 12, 2017

Today's Episode

Twitter is on a roll. Not a good one, though. They announced Twitter dashboard will shut down. Yes, the dashboard app seemed interesting. Allowing brands and businesses to monitor, tweet and schedule all in one app. 2017 is not starting off on the right foot for Twitter. It was a business decision, but, maybe Twitter should focus on Twitter. No more other apps, just Twitter. Let's hope Twitter finds its way.

However, Facebook is finding a way to repair its relationship with publishers and reports. They have launched a new project dedicated to journalism. This gives them tools and a better way to live stream. It should be interesting to see if this pays off.

Show Timeline:

  • Windows 10 testing out a new security feature
  • Microsoft is letting customers lock down their data
  • Trello was acquired
  • Search and sends GIFs in WhatsApp
  • Instagram now shows ads in stories
  • Nokia teases another new Android phone
  • Facebook Live updates
  • Facebook introduces a "Journalism Project"
  • FCC has concerns over zero-rating
  • Android Wear 2.0 is coming... finally
  • VSCO NY office closes
  • Adobe and the AI helper
  • Twitter dashboard is shutting down
  • Yahoo is no more and Marissa Mayer is out
  • Amazon gets hit with a fine
  • Silicon Valley is clueless again
  • AMD RyZen to ship on March 3rd
  • Intel gives hyperthreading to its low-end chips
  • Hackers can steal your fingerprints in photos
  • Verizon hates unlimited users

Apps/Programs to try:

Show Highlights:

I'm so sick of Silicon Valley and not understanding reality

Twitter needs to focus on Twitter.

If you like flashing peace signs, waving or thumbs up in pictures, don't do it.

Verizon, this is sending the wrong message.

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Jan 5, 2017

Today's Episode

It's January and that means CES is back! CES 2017 seems to be about the smart fridges and convincing people about making their homes smart. It's bigger this year. LG and Samsung are trying to persuade people into an always-connected life. Will people buy into it, is the question. There are some grave security questions about always connected devices. None of the companies seem too concerned about it either. This security concern does warrant me to hold off until they address this issue. No one should have their TV or fridge hijacked and told to pay money for it. However, I am hopefully these companies will wise up and invest time and money into it. This is the best way to get more customers and ensure they stay loyal.

Show Timeline:

  • Zuckerberg wants to meet you
  • Happy New Year? Medium lays off some staff.
  • Samsung CES updates
  • Panasonic releases some updates on the GH5
  • Asus announces an AR/VR phone
  • Alexa is coming to your fridge
  • LG unveils a robot and a smart fridge
  • Fitbit, health and a VR bike?
  • Lenovo has an Amazon Echo competitor
  • Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 will make battery life last longer
  • D-Links got your home covered
  • Kingston has a 2 TB flash drive for you
  • Casio's rugged smartwatch is using AndroidWear 2.0
  • New specs for HDMI 2.1
  • Good job Uber and Lyft users. You're helping reduce congestion
  • HP has a weird computer

Some New Tech to Try this Week:

Highlights from the Show:

Zuckerberg is going on a road trip!

If you use Lyft and Uber, you can reduce congestion if you share your ride.

I don't understand why someone would need a 2 TB flash drive at 2 grand.

If you're looking for a great DSLR at an affordable price, the GH5 is your camera.

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Dec 29, 2016

Today's Episode

Well, look at that, 2016 is almost done. Isn't it glorious? Yes! This episode is going to be looking ahead to the tech future! Plus, some tech news. I will look back at what happened in 2016 and what I want to see in 2017. There are just some things that need to die... Flash! Please finally go away! Plus, these dubious bullying rules and "fake news." I'm looking at you Facebook and Twitter. I want these social networks to stop policing and get rid of tailoring feeds. Tailored feeds are what got us into this hyper drama culture we face. I always think fake news is subjective to the person. We want to believe in what most people deem true. Now, that doesn't mean I don't think there aren't some universal truths. I'm tired of one side calling the other side's reporting fake. That's not a debate and we need to be open to the opposing opinion. However, I do concede there are some sites that do misleading headlines and poor research skills, but, that is a minority. Let's hope some of this gets resolved in 2017!

Show Timeline:

  • South Korea fines Qualcomm
  • Sylvania smart bulb connects to Apple Homekit
  •  Amazon sells more Echo's this holiday season
  • Twitter releases new 360 live video
  • Firefox to stop support for Windows XP and Vista in 2017
  • A cool new mechanical SNES keyboard.
  • Looking back on the year
  • What tech future can I find in 2017

Apps/Programs to Try this Week:

Highlights of the Show:

This SNES mechanical keyboard is bringing back all the fond memories!

I think 2017 is AMD's year.

I really want us all to stop finding drama everywhere in 2017.

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Dec 26, 2016

Today's Episode

We end a techie Christmas Digital Coffee style! That means there's a new episode on Christmas! That's right, my gift to all my listeners is a new episode on Christmas! Enjoy this latest episode of me looking back on the year. I will share what tech and games I liked the most this year. I will go through the highs and lows of the tech, marketing, and gaming industry.  It's been an interesting year. Full of great moments and some wild blunders. We've seen crazy and wondrous. Let's hope 2017 is as great and blunderous as 2016. Here's to another great year!

Show Timeline:

  • Looking back on the year
  • What was my favorite tech this year
  • What was my favorite game this year
  • The biggest tech blunders
  • What to look for in 2017

Apps/Programs to Try This Week:

Highlights from Show:

Yahoo email hack was the biggest plunder of 2016

No Man's Sky was the biggest hype game of 2016

I'm hoping 2017 brings an end to yearly releases

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Dec 15, 2016

Today's Episode

AMD finally unveiled their newest CPUs. AMD seems to be on the rise and their stocks have been doing very well. The RYZEN processors have a chance to take on Intel. We won't know how good or bad these chips are until 2017. It looks like AMD is getting back to their competitive form next year. It started this year with their RX 400 series graphics cards. 2017 is shaping out to be a great year in CPUs. 

Find out more below.

Tech News Decoded:

  • Vimeo launches new tv apps
  • Nokia has a cheap phone for you
  • Yahoo had another breach
  • Microsoft Edge is slowing going away from Flash
  • You can now live stream on Twitter
  • You can save Instagram pictures
  • Instagram starts rolling out live streaming
  • Snapchat adds a group chat feature
  • Ashley Madison settles with the FTC
  • Facebook looking to create it's own video content
  • Evernote wants to read your notes?
  • Google launches Android Things
  • California goes green for stupid reasons
  • AMD unveils Zen or RYZEN

Apps/Programs to Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

The government should really get out of the green energy industry.

It's good to see AMD back in competitive form.

Evernote this is a PR nightmare you did not have to be a part in.

Periscope merging with Twitter was only a matter of time.

Yahoo, you are telling people not to do business with you.

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Dec 8, 2016

Today's Episode

The rumors were swirling for weeks about Pebble being acquired. Well, their tech was acquired. That means there no more Pebbles. Fitbit bought the tech and engineers but did not care about anything else. This means Pebble is refunding all the Pebble Time 2 and Pebble Core. It's sad to see a small company with a pretty good product go under. It's even worse to see another company not care brand or old products. Fitbit is going to make some enemies. Time will tell if this was a good deal for Fitbit.

Find more down below!

Tech News Decoded:

  • Tech companies make a VR consortium
  • Sprint loves Pokemon Go!
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 may not have a headphone jack
  • A report brings to light what may have been the flaw with the Note 7s
  • Amazon is pioneering a new way to shop
  • Hackers can guess your Visa card in seconds
  • Slack gets better integration with Google Drive
  • Facebook may be allowed to do e-payments in Europe
  • Facebook makes a tool to deal with fake news
  • Tribe has some explaining to do
  • T-Mobile is changing the phone numbers
  • Pandora has something new
  • Trump is meeting with tech leaders
  • Europe is fine with the Microsoft/LinkedIn deal
  • Instagram is dealing with comments
  • Google updates video quality on Duo
  • The demise of Pebble
  • and more!

Apps/Programs to Try This Week:

Tweetable Quotes:

Fitbit, it would be better for you to keep Pebble watches going.

I guess I'm old school for wanting a headphone jack.

The Note 7 had a design problem from the report.

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Dec 1, 2016

Today's Episode

This is getting tiring. Reddit is becoming the place to never have a thought or a wrong thought. The CEO of Reddit did something wrong. He should be punished for his dubious actions. If he really wants to heal Reddit and the country; maybe you should not silence a group. The problem with these people is they do not understand hate speech. They do not understand free speech and they were riding on the goodwill of their users for so long, they forgot about the trust that was built for the past decade. People should be suspicious of these companies. They do not care about you or your speech.

Find out why below.

Tech News Decoded:

  • Samsung may split up
  • Spotify launches a new funny add?
  • Twitter allows moments to be created on mobile
  • Durex wants to make a condom emoji
  • Netflix is finally getting an offline mode
  • Microsoft has a new app launcher for copying and pasting
  • Apple has an apology for those spammy calendar invites
  • Dusk is a live streaming app that is anonymous
  • Facebook cuts off Prisma live filters
  • Readdle launches Spark for MacOS
  • GoPro is trimming its workforce
  • Dubsmash raises some money 
  • Talking about speech and social media
  • and more!

Apps/Programs To Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

Talking about sex, even with that emoji is better than not.

These social media companies built themselves off of free speech and forgot what is that meant.

I don't think breaking up Samsung is a good idea.

Dusk is a way for people to talk about ideas without consequence.

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Nov 24, 2016

Today's Episode

Oh, the Twitter bans strike again! This time they ban their own CEO. I find this poetic justice for all the random bans they've been throwing out lately. People with the wrong idea get banned. Twitter, remember you became popular because of the idea of free speech. People flocked to these sites to share their ideas. Now, not all ideas are good, but, that's not the point. Twitter, it's fine if you ban people for acts of violence of the threat of violence. However, banning people because they are not part of the left is ridiculous. It's time to stop the madness and let people think for themselves. I do not care if you are right or left, I want the ability to share without worrying about being banned. That's ridiculous.

Anyways, scroll down to find out more!

Tech News Decoded:

  • Trump wants Apple to build a better iPhone... in America
  • Snapchat Spectacles has an interesting AR filter
  • Microsoft not done with mobile phones?
  • A new "study" claiming iPhone users are terrible
  • Google Pixel Phone getting new features
  • Google updates Sites
  • Telegram has an answer to Medium with Telegraph
  • A study suggests young people can not tell the difference between ads and articles
  • Instagram is going live!
  • Amazon is banning incentivized reviews
  • Oops! Twitter bans its CEO
  • Starbucks is selling a mug that heats your coffee

Apps/Programs To Try This Week:

Tweetable Quotes:

Twitter bans it's own CEO is hilarious.

Twitter you became popular because you allowed people to say things without repercussions.

If you are trying to find your voice Telegraph is something to look at.

Ember mug sounds great if you want to spend 150 bucks.

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Nov 17, 2016

Today's Episode

Twitter hates ideas. This is a problem to me. I think the best of Twitter was they allowed people to express their ideas. It didn't matter if you were right, left, center, or didn't care. The problem is Twitter wants groupthink. It thinks that one political ideology is right. I think that if a business uses a free speech in their policies, they do thrive. However, private businesses do not have to follow a free speech model. Twitter needs to follow its own policy and only ban those that do terrible things. Disagreeing is not one.

Tech News Decoded:

  • Twitter is adding QR codes because reasons
  • Andriod TV finally gets Twitter Live TV app
  • Twitter is banning alit-right people and it's stupid
  • Microsoft is all in with the Linux Foundation
  • Google Earth VR looks cool
  • There's a $5 device that can crack your password
  • WhatsApp is getting video calling
  • Blu phones are spying on you for China.
  • Snapchat is going public... soon
  • Broadsoft's Team-One is a Slack Competitor
  • Kaspersky is making a program to leave social media
  • Google Docs, Sheets, and Spreadsheets lets users make their own templates
  • FCC cancels any of their new policies
  • Google Translate is getting smarter
  • Seagate has a 5TB portable hard drive
  • OnePlus says goodbye to 3 and hello to 3T
  • My first impressions of the Pixel Phone.

Apps/Programs To Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

Twitter is throwing ideas out there and seeing which ones sticks...

Twitter you need to stop banning people because they don't agree with you

Pixel Phone is great so far.

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Nov 12, 2016

Today's Episode

The review happened. I finally played enough of Titanfall 2 to give my review. It was an interesting game. I liked it but, you have to listen to the show to find out the rest. The interesting part I found this week was Pharah being able to fly throughout the match. They are testing it out on PTR. That could impact the game in good and bad ways. Luckily there are other heroes that could handle this. I'm fine with Blizzard testing things out in the PTR.  Lastly, that Red Alert 2 VR game looks awesome!

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Gaming News Pwned:

  • Gwent is bringing more players to their closed beta
  • Ark goes tech
  • Homefront gets it second DLC
  • A new Overwatch patch could make Pharah fly forever
  • Overwatch goes free for a few days soon
  • The Division adds a survival mode
  • Skyrim Special Edition gets a patch to fix the last patch
  • Firewatch finally gets a free mode
  • Metro 2035 gets a different release date
  • Red Alert 2 in VR? Yes!
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda is not going to be a sequel
  • COD's numbers don't look good
  • Tron-like cycles comes to GTA Online
  • Dishonored 2 patch coming soon
  • Corsair bring some great gaming gear for a good price
  • Battleborn players and Gearbox trying to get people to play the game
  • Titanfall 2 review
  • Preview with Dishonored 2
  • and more!

Gaming Deals:

Tweetable Quotes:

You could fly forever with Pharah, unless a good Widowmaker or Bastion shoots you down.

I was surprised how little problems I had with Titanfall 2.

This looks like the beginning of the end of Call of Duty... finally

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Nov 10, 2016

Today's Episode

Social media and ads are part of the game. Facebook and LinkedIn are open the floodgates on their messaging services. If you are tired of ads, well, you have to accept them more. Good or bad this is the new normal. We at the point of social media where they are established and looking for more revenue. It part of the business and we are just along for the ride. Plus, the election happened. People are leaving for one person. The past 8 years people were fine and now, they freaking out. Without knowing if he will be a good or bad president, many people have made up their mind. Rational thought is premium. I do not understand why? Just remember to breathe. Just breathe. 

Anyways, on with the show.

Tech News Decoded:

  • Even a USB stick could kill your computer
  • Google does not recommend fast-charging USBs
  • Samsung says's they're sorry
  • Twitter and Facebook-owned election night
  • So, people want to move to Canada, eh?
  • Google gets stricter with its web policies
  • LinkedIn puts ads in InMail
  • Pandora unveils a new website
  • GoPro is not having a good day
  • Walgreens sues Theranos 
  • Google shuts down Map Maker
  • Facebook opening ads on Messenger
  • Nasty Gal filing for bankruptcy

Apps/Programs To Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

Girls, if you want to run your own business, do it!

We need to be civil after the election. Stop hating because of different ideas.

I don't know about you but I like my phone to not explode.

This is the new normal. They build it up and put ads on it.

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Nov 3, 2016

Today's Episode

Adobe announced the new update for their Creative Cloud. Some of it was cool, but the best updates, Project Felix. This new program will help use 2D/3D pictures to create something photo realistic. This is great news for graphic designers. Yes, fewer hours of making it perfect. There more updates that I discuss in the episode. Microsoft is taking on Slack. Their new program Microsoft Teams is all about teams.  Everyone in the business world does have to work for a team(s). Unless, you host your own podcast. Microsoft saw Slack taking people away from Skype. It was the go-to business communication tool. It's great that there is more competition.

I do not see people using this unless they are team Microsoft. If you are not using Office, it is not the program for you. If this is a great product, Microsoft will have people not hating them too much. Let's be honest, they deserved most of the ire.

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Tech News Decoded:

  • You can beat facial recognition with 22 cent sunglasses
  • Uber redesigns it app
  • So, the Macbook Pro...
  • IFTTT ditches recipes for applets
  • Microsoft launches Flow
  • Adobe updates its Creative Cloud
  • Microsoft finally unveils Microsoft Teams
  • Project Nimbus may be the next Lightroom
  • Project Felix helps make photos realistic
  • Facebook revenue is up, thanks to blocking ad blockers
  • Internet.org has 40 million people using it
  • Gfycat acquires GIF Brewery
  • LinkedIn lets you know if your pay sucks
  • LastPass goes free for any device

Apps/Programs To Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

The most interesting things Adobe announced, was Project Felix

LinkedIn will tell you if your pay sucks... I'm sorry.

All you need to do is make 22 cent sunglasses to trick photo recognition.

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Oct 25, 2016

Today's Episode

The DDoS attack is a wake-up call. This happens quite a bit in the gaming industry. DDoS seems to happen monthly. However, seeing this happen on a bigger scale is scary. The other problem is terrible security for wearable technology. These companies are sacrificing security for speed and ease. People want things to be fast. However, speed sometimes is not the best outcome. We need a better option. I do think that AI could help with that. I know this is a touchy subject. Movies have shown the darker side of AI. However, I think it could help with the problem. The problem is the sophistication of the DDoS. It's going to get worse, but, I believe we can find a better way.

Find out more, listen to my show!

Tech News Decoded:

  • Outlook goes premium and ad-free for a price
  • Facebook partners with PayPal for send transaction through Messenger
  • Facebook has a safety center because bullying
  • There could be an all-in-one PC and phone coming from Microsoft
  • Apple adds portrait mode to iPhone 7 Plus
  • It looks like Google Assistant is better than Siri
  • FTC gets complaints about deceptive ads
  • Twitter is releasing their earnings at 4 am PST
  • Co-founder of Klout has a new business
  • AI helps with court cases
  • AT&T wants to buy Time Warner. Still a bad idea
  • We know one cause of the DDoS attack
  • Android Pay adds Visa Checkout and MasterPass

Apps/Programs to Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

If you're being bullied online, leave. You do not have to take it.

Parents make a toy kids want into a learning experience. Teach them hard work.

AT&T and Time Warner deal is just bad. No.

We need to hold wearable companies accountable for terrible security.

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Oct 18, 2016

Today's Episode

Oh, politics. You rear your ugly head. The tech industry and the tech media have been terrible about being balanced. They always go to for the extreme left. I do not condone only subscribing to one side. However, California is blue. Yes, we are depressed but democrat/progressive/regressive. That means talking about race, gender, sexual orientation. It's an odd obsession. I want a balance. I did not start this because of that. I started to share my knowledge. However, I cannot sit by and watch a giant group-think happen. I want a balance but, San Francisco is not. Anyways, I talk about a new stat about clown porn. Ladies, I'm concerned.

The show is down below!

Tech News Decoded:

  • Apple says goodbye to self-driving cars
  • People search for clown porn on Pornhub
  • Google Flights will update you when there is a price hike
  • Facebook makes taking 360 photos easier
  • Data-saver for Messenger helps with those data caps
  • Razer buys THX. Nobody saw that coming
  • Facebook Messenger wants to help you start conversations
  • Acer's new Chromebook will have 12-hour battery life
  • eBay gets into high society with EBAY Collective
  • PBS launches a kid-friendly tablet
  • and more!

Apps/Programs To Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

Apparently, ladies,  you have weird tastes. Ladies are 33% more likely to search clown porn...

Tech needs to care more about ideas than race, gender, and sex.

Great, now Facebook is telling us how to start conversations.

The tech industry needs to be less progressive and more liberal.

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Oct 11, 2016

Today's Episode

This has not been the best week for the Note 7. It seemed Samsung had it all under control. However, they now have to halt production to figure out what is going on. This looks bad for the brand and will probably sink the brand for a while. However, Facebook thinks professionals want their Workplace platform. Plus, they want to put ads in groups. I mean, what the hell? Can you not put ads in everything? Nope! 

Anyways, on with the show!

Tech News Decoded:

  • Google Chrome is going to use less RAM
  • Google Made A New Font That Is Cool
  • Turkey is Blocking Sites Because Censorship
  • Samsung Is Building A Modular PC
  • Samsung Can't Win With The Note 7
  • Facebook Released WorkPlace To Conquer Business
  • Facebook Loves Ads And Testing Them In Groups
  • Hackers Release Source Code Of DDoS App
  • Leaked Video Of The New Version Of Microsoft Paint
  • And More!

Apps/Programs To Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

Facebook's new tagline: Yes, we'll put ads there.

Samsung cannot win with the Note 7.

I am tired of the Apple/Samsung Patent Battle.

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Oct 5, 2016

Today's Episode

It finally happened. The Google Event finally revealed what we all knew. Yes, there was not surprised. Google announced the Pixel phone to no one's surprise. It looks like a great phone. The best vanilla Android out there. I am sad they retired the Nexus brand. The Daydream VR product surprised me. I was happy to see the price was so low for a VR product. What did you think?

Now, scroll down to listen to the show!

Tech News Decoded:

  • Yahoo rebrands to Yahoo Newsroom
  • Yahoo is reading your emails
  • You can add your Periscope account to your Twitter profile
  • Pinterest hires its first CFO
  • Talking about the Google event
  • My thoughts on the Google Event

Tech Stuff to Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

The Pixel Phone was announced and no one was surprised.

I dislike Marketplace because Facebook is trying to eat the Internet.

I equally hate both political parties. That's equality!

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Sep 27, 2016

Today's Episode

Snapchat Spectacles, that was not that big of a shock. It was an interesting move for Snapchat. This could help them boost their user base or turn into another Google Glass. There will be an issue with privacy and people not knowing if you are recording. I do not like the design of the glasses and think that might turn off some people. There is some innovation here and that should be noted. However, this is still an unknown. It should be interesting to see!

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Tech News Decoded:

  • Twitter bot scans the "deplorables"
  • Cognovia Labs will analysis the debate to see who wins
  • Plex is going to the Cloud with Amazon
  • Chromecast is going 4k with Chromecast Ultra
  • Google is making Andromeda will be an OS and tablet
  • You can now order sperm through the mail
  • A webcam filter that can turn people flat
  • SEC may look into Yahoo security breach
  • Who's gonna buy Twitter?
  • Why Google looks to be the best fit for Twitter
  • Houseparty is a new app from Meerkat
  • Snapchat Spectacles and how it might be a smart move for Snapchat

Apps/Programs to Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

I do not care who you are, not informing your users of a breach is unethical.

This could make Snapchat even more popular with the spectacles

I really want everyone to question everything.

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Sep 20, 2016

Today's Episode

Twitter has finally released its "longer tweets." That's right, the media in your tweets will not account against your character count. This is a long time coming. They should have released this years ago. However, at least we get it now. Better late than never! There are some rules to it, but, for the most part, media does not count against it. I am amazed at how long it took them to figure this out. Everyone that uses Twitter always hated that feature. It makes Twitter a little more useful. No longer the anger fist of losing some characters to media. Let's rejoice and tweet some more!

Now, scroll down to hear the show!

 

Tech News Decoded:

  • Photos leaked showing the new Google phones
  • There going to be more AP Computer Science classes soon
  • Data suggest Amazon reviews are biased
  • Twitter releases "longer tweets"
  • Google updates photos 
  • Google releases Google Trips
  • Self-driving cars to get regulations
  • New update on Skype Preview
  • Desktop Apps ported to Universal Apps finally arrives
  • Google buys APi.AI
  • Etsy buys Blackbird Technologies

Apps/Programs to Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

Twitter should have released this 5 years ago.

I like the Nexus name. I prefer it over Pixel.

If marketers do not incentivize reviews they are usually all bad.

There's a new update to anyone still using Window Phones.

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Sep 13, 2016

Today's Episode

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is not having a good year. It was released to a lot of praise, but, that quickly turned into exploding phones. Now government agencies are telling to not to use this phone. I was thinking of buying one, but, not anymore. I like to have my phone not set fire to my place. Samsung needs to can get this crisis taken care of. It has hurt it's brand big time. Just like Twitter, this is not their year. Twitter is trying to find that sweet spot for growth. Lately, it is testing tools and notification to get people to say on Twitter. It needs to find that cool factor again. I do not think it's there yet, but, it can get it's mojo back.

Tech News Decoded:

  • It's not looking good for Samsung
  • ACLU wants Obama to pardon Snowden
  • Twitter is finally updating its 140 character limit
  • Twitter informs you when your favorite live streamer is streaming
  • Messengers revamp payments, bots, and ads
  • Netflix does not like data caps
  • Coding Confessional lets coder share their true feelings
  • Google shows you how it does copyright claims
  • LinkedIn goes lite in India
  • eBay wants to buy your smartphone
  • Google has some vulnerabilities
  • Tim Cook says something about Macs
  • MIT can finally judge a book by its cover.

Apps/Programs to Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

I feel for the Samsung Marketing and PR teams

The two things Facebook loves to do: place ads everywhere and copy Snapchat.

4 years without updating your Mac line is too long.

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Aug 30, 2016

Today's Episode

The iPhone 7 will be announced next week. That's great news for a lot of Apple lovers. There are a lot of you too. However, Apple is in hot water over the "touch disease." It is a nasty glitch for the iPhone. It basically makes the touch interface difficult to use or non-functioning. For a smartphone, that makes it useless. Some people are not happy about this. They have decided to bring a class-action lawsuit. They claim that Apple knew about this and has done nothing to help the situation. This is a sad turn of events for Apple. Apple has been on a slow decline for the past few years. It should be interesting to see how Apple handles this.

Anyways, on with the show!

Tech News Decrypted:

  • iPhone 7 rumored specs
  • Apple hit with a class-action lawsuit
  • Instagram adds stories to the explore tab
  • Facebook's trending topic algorithm fail
  • Google Cast is now built into Chrome
  • New rules for drones
  • T-Mobile changes its new plan
  • Sony has a new smartwatch
  • Google Wallet now transfers money straight to your banking account

Apps To Try this Week:

Tweetable Quotes:

The Facebook trending fail tells you how bad their algorithms really are.

Oh! Two cameras in the iPhone 7 Plus.

A smartwatch with a battery that lasts three weeks. Count me in!

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Aug 23, 2016

Today's Episode

Linux is an interesting operating system. It does not follow the other ones, but, it is influential in the tech industry. The OS has loyal followers that push out new patches constantly. It powers many devices we use today and it shows the power of open source. So, Happy Birthday Linux! Now, I do want to take the time to call out Comcast. God, you are an awful company. This latest news just proves how awful you are. I do hope the FCC and FTC investigate your sleazy practices. I'm pro business, but you guys are on another level of awful. I do not think Comcast is trying to be good. They are always bad. Avoid them if you can.

Anyways, on with the show!

Tech News Decoded:

  • Comcast proves its a terrible company
  • Twitter has a night mode for iOS
  • Samsung Milk shuts down next month
  • Apple and Microsoft acquire companies
  • Happy Birthday Linux
  • Android 7.0 comes out of beta
  • Allo looks to be the iMessage of Android

Apps to Try This Week:

Tweetable Quotes:

Woohoo! Linux celebrates its 25th birthday

Comcast proves it is the worst company in America

Samsung shows us we do not need their apps

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Aug 16, 2016

Today's Episode

It's tough to be secure in the tech world. We hear about big companies being the target of another hack. Even the government cannot stop people from hacking their servers. It's tough for people to know who to trust. However, there are many great options out there, too! I hope that you backup those important files. They can be locked away by an attacker and then used against you. If you backup your files daily, you'll have nothing to worry about. It's the people that do not which is the issue. You may think you'll never be hacked, but that is a mistake. I hope you take you cyber security seriously.

Anyways, on with the show!

Tech News Decoded:

  • North Korea takes 31 Galaxy S7s away
  • Really Apple? No headphone jack.
  • HTC is making the next Nexus phones
  • Want a better response on online dating? Use GIFs
  • Hangouts on Air moves to Youtube Live September 12th
  • People love quadcopter over fixed wing drones
  • LinkedIn goes after data scrapers

Apps/Programs to Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

North Korea wanted all the phones!

Please, please backup your files

I do not understand why we focus on one gender. Boys need encouragement too.

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Aug 9, 2016

Today's Episode

Tech, it's an interesting topic to discuss. There's always something great and terrible happening. It's in a constant state of change. It is the best analogy of life. We are all in a constant state change. Life demands us to change or die. Tech is at a major crossroad for change. If you know anything about it, this does not happen that often. We've seen some great innovations and some small ones. We have VR and AR coming of age. We have cars that will drive themselves. AI development is leading to some interesting experiments. I will predict that AI will be deployed to be our cyber security. They will be way more efficient than how we do it today. 

Now, businesses are going to need to care about security. We've seen too many examples of hacks that lead to lawsuits. There have to be better protocols for stopping most of these hacks. This should not be happening once a month. This needs to stop. Companies need to find a better way. Please, back up your data.

Anyways, enjoy this episode!

Tech News Decoded:

  • Jet.com was bought by Walmart
  • Micros was hacked... oh my!
  • Yahoo launches a way to watch TV on a website. What?!?!?!
  • My opinion on the state of tech.

Programs/Apps to Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

We are at a major crossroads in tech.

Everyone's favorite tech company Oracle was hacked.

Wow, I wish Walmart would throw a cool 3 billion in cash my way.

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Aug 3, 2016

Today's Episode

Gather around techies! Let me tell you a story about Instagram. They made a Snapchat clone. The very least copied a feature. It's called Instagram Stories. Yes, now Instagram has a 24-hour destructible picture. This story does not end. Not to be outdone, Snapchat released geostitchers. The battle is heating up! LinkedIn finally added a video feature. This is not big news because every other social network had a feature. It's great to see LinkedIn finally jumping into it. I feel like LinkedIn is behind with lots of features. The website is a mess and needs a refresh. They have a piecemeal website. Some of the pages are modern and others are not.

Anyways, on with the show!

Tech News Decoded:

  • Windows 10 Anniversary update is here!
  • People can track you with your battery status online
  • Instagram announces stories.
  • Snapchat releases geostitchers
  • LinkedIn finally jumps on the video bandwagon
  • Samsung announces the Galaxy Note 7... Numbers are hard!
  • 200 million Yahoo mail accounts hacked
  • Medium buys Embed.ly
  • Salesforce buys quib. Reason: they can
  • Samsung will have Vulcan games ready for Note 7
  • and more!

Apps/Programs to Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

Facebook is like a jealous lover or stalkers of Snapchat. Give. It. Up.

I like what Microsoft is doing with Skype. Keep it up!

LinkedIn finally released a video feature. I've been saying they should do this for a year.

 

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Jul 20, 2016

Today's Episode

Pokemon Go, who would have thought it would be such a huge hit. It's so big, that hackers want to take it down. Now brace yourself, you will not have it for one day. I know, there's some tissues in the bathroom. This is a credible threat. Hackers love to do Dedicated Denial of Service attacks. It's the most common one used. Now, some hackers get more sophisticated in how they do it, but, they still do the same thing.

Great news for people on Twitter! You can now ask to be a verified account. Now, this might now happen to everyone, but, at least the process is easier. This might make more people verified.

Anyways, scroll down to hear the show!

Tech News Analyzed:

  • Pokemon is getting and DDoS attack on August 1st. Plan accordingly
  • Pokemon is launching in Japan on Wednesday, July 19, 2016
  • Google launches Arts & Culture app.
  • The FBI gets slapped with a lawsuit.
  • Brazil blocks Whatsapp again
  • Twitter opens up its verified account to everyone!
  • You can now watch video on Facebook offline on Android
  • Snapchat and Bitmoji are now bffs!
  • Apple Safari may use WebP
  • Google releases final preview of Android N
  • Coffee Meets Begeal updates to accommodate the genders
  • Zoosk releases Lively to take on Tinder
  • and more!

Apps to Try:

Tweetable Quotes:

It's now even easier to get verified on Twitter. No, having one follower does not count.

Oh no! Pokemon Go is going down August 1st. What will we do?!?!

Let's be honest, the government is slow on getting the latest tech.

At least Coffee Meets Bagel is treating the genders fairly.

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Jul 13, 2016

Today's Episode

Who knew people wanted to catch virtual pets? Well, Pokemon Go is a hit and people want to it, more than go on dates. So Tinder, you have met your match, and it has swiped left. There were some privacy concerns with Pokemon. The biggest concern was the Google Accounts vulnerability that is patched. However, a senator wants to look at what data is being collected with this game. A game about finding virtual pets in the real world. I get a feeling they need lots of data to know where you are and to show you where to find the next Pokemon. Just be sure to never share your password. Yes, that is now a federal crime. Password sharing is a big no-no to the government!

Now, let's catch all the tech news down below.

Tech News Episode:

  • Twitter now has a 15 mb limit on gifs. (web only)
  • Twitter has a new deal with Bloomberg
  • Vine is not doing so well...
  • AVAST acquires AVG
  • People want to catch Pokemon not go on Tinder
  • There's a few problems with Pokemon Go
  • Google wants to help you plan your trip
  • ASUS made the Zenophone 3 awesome again
  • Google aqui-hires for spaces
  • Sharing your password may be a federal crime
  • Windows 10 may get a subscription for businesses
  • and more!

Apps/Programs to Try:

Question:

Are you playing Pokemon Go?

Tweetable Quotes:

People really want to catches Pokemon. More than they want to go on dates.... Got to catch them all?

Geez we need consent for everything.

Twitter needs to find a way to make Vine relevant again.

Samsung is not hiding the fact they will unveil the Galaxy Note 7. Like they need to.

Jul 6, 2016

Today's Episode

Again, the government fails. It has made Android weak and compromised the encryption all for law enforcement. It's just another example of the government failing to recognize its shortcomings. We also have a potential president not being prosecuted for carelessness. I do not care how high up you are, if you mess with national security, then you should be fined. Instead, she is just told how careless she was. We all knew that. We want justice. I, like many others, have lost all faith in the government. I do not think they know how to govern. Maybe we should give them a dummies guide to governing. At least the FTC is doing something useful. They are investigating Ashley Madison. I do think that site should be investigated. Not for what they do, but, for the practice. Pretending to have women on that site is deceptive. 

It's not a good way to do business. You should never trick people to buy your product. Anyways, let's start the show!

Tech News Discussed:

  • The adults are using Snapchat. Time to move on teens
  • There's a leaked photo of the iPhone 7.
  • Blackberry is saying goodbye to its classic phone.
  • Death by selfie.
  • FBI clears Hillary of charges but we all know she is stupid when it comes to tech.
  • Twitter adds a Facebooker to its company
  • China loves its censorship
  • FTC investigating Ashley Madison.
  • and more!

Apps/Programs to Try:

Question:

Are you on Snapchat?

Tweetable Quotes:

Oh no! The adults are coming to Snapchat! Run for the hills!

She did something wrong and she should be accountable for it.

I want my tombstone to say, "The government does not understand tech." 

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Jun 22, 2016

Today's Episode:

It's happened again. Another company hacked. A hack or hacking is a  factor in business. No business is immune to it. However, Acer was the worst. A tech company not aware their system was compromised is pretty bad. A whole year! The hackers also got a lot of data too. Businesses have a duty to protect customer data. If they want to be in business. Businesses need to take these acts seriously and beef up their security. Another shameful act is from the government. They always want to spy on us more. They claim its for our safety, but, they have never made us safe. In fact, they were powerless to stop someone from killing 49 Americans. The government is never going to stop either. They know little about technology and still do. It's time they cared about the 4th amendment. It's time they start acting like they care about too. 

Find out more about what I say about these issues on this episode of Digital Coffee!

Tech News Discussed:

  • Twiter takes on Facebook Mention with Engage
  • Vine is testing a 140-second video
  • Ghostbot allows people to keep their avoidance or conflict intact.
  • Facebook is spending lots of money on live video
  • Windows 10 phones are finally getting NFC
  • You can now approve or deny tasks on Slack
  • Yahoo has a new travel assistant that is a spammy chatbot
  • VLC is getting better
  • Brigade is bringing the debate and everything else in politics to its social network
  • 170,000 servers compromised and many from the US
  • Acer was hacked for a year... time to get a new credit card
  • TSwift and other artist demonstrate their hate from tech companies
  • We now have a 1,000 core CPU that you can't buy
  • and more!

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Jun 15, 2016

Today's Episode

Tech buyouts, they happen. Tech companies see they cannot compete with the big guys, or are offered a great package. Either way, the user is forced to with find another app. LinkedIn was acquired yesterday, and it seems like a good/puzzling move. LinkedIn is a social network refusing to die and Microsoft is taking advantage. This is a great acquisition for Microsoft. It will push them into the business sector even more. I do hope they help LinkedIn's website. That site needs some love. It looks like, but, there are some things that need a change. Twitter has an odd update. They are letting users retweet themselves. I have never been of fan of this. Facebook has allowed users to do this for a while. It's a terrible idea. Twitter, do use all a favor and stop. the. madness!

In other news, the FCC won their court case! This is great news for net neutrality. The FCC can regulate internet service providers and hopefully, make them upgrade their network. I will not hold my breath on that. However, the lawsuits are not done yet. The internet companies will file an appeal, so, I'll let you know of any more updates. Anyways, on with the show.

Tech News Discussed:

  • Apple announces iOS 10
  • Apple releases Siri to the developers
  • Apple allows people to make stickers for imessage
  • Apple updates its Homekit
  • Siri can do more finally
  • Apple Maps is more like Google Maps
  • Apple makes a game for kids learn how to code
  • Storehouse is closing
  • Google Fiber is coming to Dallas
  • Rhapsody changes to Napster
  • Facebook Messenger can now send SMS... again on Android
  • Twitter lets people retweet themselves... why?
  • Microsoft buys LinkedIn
  • And more!

Question:

What do you think about Microsoft buying LinkedIn?

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Jun 8, 2016

Today's Episode

New things are coming. In the age of technology we all want shiny new things. Twitter redesigned its Android app and it is great. Twitter finally realized it was better to use the strengths of Android. I do like the new design. Switching accounts is a lot easier. It's better in general. Even though Twitter is not as popular as it once was, it is still a better platform. The problem is, it still has not reached it's full potential. Snapchat came out with a new Discovery Tab and it looks interesting. It gives more information on what people may be clicking on. It also allows users to follow the publishers. Them there's Swarm. Swarm is interesting. It was once Foursquare, but Foursquare didn't want Swarm, so, they split it up. That didn't go over well and we have slowly seen Swarm become the old Foursquare again. I'm not sure if the strategy to split up Foursquare was a good one. It's proving to be a mistake. Anyways, on with the show!

Tech News Discussed:

  • Twitter redesigns it's Android App
  • It's easy to create a Twitter Timeline
  • Zuckerberg is just like me and got hacked.
  • T-Mobile does another "un-carrier"
  • Snapchat launches it's new discovery tab
  • Prezi adds a business element to its products
  • Swarms add a new feature that was in the old Foursquare
  • and more!

Apps/Programs to Try:

Question:

Do you like the new Twiter redesign for Android?

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Jun 1, 2016

Today's Episode

Social media companies have a problem. They were once the champion of free speech and no they only give it lip service. I am fine if they do not adhere to the strict code of free speech, but, claiming you are for it and then not backing it up is wrong. The problem with social media is that no one forgets what you said. Even the companies that run it are tied to this. These tech companies need to stop saying they are for free speech and then police it somewhere else. The bad side of free speech is people are allowed to say things others do not like. The alternative is to police what we say, but, that will not make the unsavory nature of human nature go away. People will be less aware of it, until, something bad happens. This is, for the most part, how ISIS got started. Another odd thing in tech is Atari getting into the Internet of Things industry. It's an odd move for them, but, they are not the once renowned game developer anymore. They have been looking for a way to stay relevant. This may be their way in, but, it's still an odd move. Scroll down to hear my show.

Tech News Discussed:

  • Airbnb adds a way for neighbors to complain
  • Facebook, Google, Twitter and others want to police free speech to protect... in Europe
  • Iran demands messaging apps that Iranian use to house their data in Country to spy on them
  • Most people use apps less than 11 times
  • Project Soli 2.0 is the future of wearables
  • Atari is getting into the Internet of Things business because it can
  • Microsoft users are turning off critical updates because of Windows 10.
  • and more!

Apps/Programs to Try:

Question:

Do you think the social media companies need to stop being "champions" of free speech?

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May 18, 2016

Today's Episode

Open source, it is what drives tech. However, some companies would rather say they "champion," open source only with their words. Oracle is one of those companies. I have never been fond of them, but, their litigation-happy company needs to readdress what it means to be a champion. Their fight with Google is purely for financial gain. I'm all for projecting your properties, but, when you buy a company that made a program/language open to all you're fighting the wrong battle. Oracle knew how valuable Java is to the tech industries and is trying to capitalize on it. Android is one of the most popular mobile OS out there. If Oracle can get a fraction of the money they think they are owed, they will. This is not to save a company, this is them thinking they are owed something. This not the first time Oracle has done something like this, and it will not be the last. However, I hope they lose. Now onto the rest of the show!

Tech News Discussed:

  • Oracle wants the Android pie
  • Google makes a gigapixel camera
  • AT&T upgrades its internet
  • Twitter is testing out a live button
  • Twitter may remove links and picture from its character limit
  • Facebook wants to personalize your emojis
  • FAA is testing ways to detect drones
  • Amazon Fire TV gets Alexa
  • Tumblr updates its GIF tool
  • and more!

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Question:

What do you think about removing links and pictures from the character limit on Twitter?

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May 11, 2016

Today's Episode

There always seems to be a lot going on in tech these days. Microsoft is going to stop bugging you to update to Windows 10. The biggest drama is Facebook silencing conservative views. Facebook has denied these charges, but, I would not be surprised if it was doing that. Tech companies are at an impasse right now. They all seem poised to be more liberal. For better or worse, this can become a headache. The government is looking into why it takes so long to get updates for phones. This is a big problem for consumers since there are some vulnerabilities that can cripple phones. Rendering them useless and a security threat. This is interesting for one reason, the government has said it wants weak encryption, which means weak security. I feel like the government does not know what it wants and keeps changing it's mind just because. However, it's good that the FCC and FTC are looking into this. This is a long show, so enjoy an hours worth of funny lines and rants. Enjoy!

Tech News I Discuss:

  • Dropbox goes to school
  • Samsung wants to hang ten
  • Indiegogo hearts celery
  • Microsoft will stop bugging you about upgrading... soon
  • Periscope adds search, save, and you can live stream from a drone
  • Facebook has some explaining to do with congress
  • FTC and FCC want to know why it takes so long for updates on mobile phones
  • You can roam with T-Mobile in Cuba
  • Google is testing out new colors for its search
  • and more!

Apps/Programs to Try:

Question:

Would you use the Samsung surfboard?

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May 4, 2016

Today's Episode

I learned a valuable lesson this weekend, that is if you want to update your BIOS in your computer, flash it. This weekend I wanted to install a new graphics card; the problem was, the motherboard did not like it. I was not booting to Windows and there was a problem with the motherboard. I searched the web trying to find a fix and found one. I had to update the BIOS. I found the manufacturers new program and it gave me an update. I decided to update the BIOS that way. Well, that was a big mistake. Windows crashed, there was no way to repair it. I had to buy a new SSD and install Windows fresh, which that lead to more problems. There is a happy ending, I did get my new graphics card installed and everything is working fine, but, I lost all my old files. The lesson here, always flash your BIOS. Never, I mean, never do it through a program on Windows. Let's get on with the show!

Tech News I Discuss Today:

  • DISH will repair your iPhone at your house
  • Instagram adds more ads
  • Twitter wants people to be connected with the "Connect" tab
  • Giphy makes a keyboard
  • Google updates its keyboard
  • The smart plug may not be what you want
  • Adblock wants you to pay your favorite publishers
  • Intel kills it's Atom processors
  • Why you should properly update your BIOS

Apps/Bots/Programs to try:

Question of the Day:

Do you build your own computers?

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Apr 20, 2016

Today's Episode

It's already been an interesting week in tech. We have LinkedIn's new app, EFF going after the government, EU fighting with Google and its only Tuesday! I think it's great to see LinkedIn courting young adults. They really need to figure out a way to convert them over. I know when I was in college, LinkedIn was not a priority. Facebook (because it was still cool) was the priority. Evert college student was on it. Today there are even more choices than I had. I do think LinkedIn can find other ways of courting the younger generation, but this is a good first step. I really hope they push into video and live streaming. I believe they need to find a way to do this if they still want to be relevant. I have said it before, buying Blab is not a bad route to take. Blab has a nice community and it's geared towards being more professional than the rest. Find out what other tech news I talk about below!

Tech News I Discuss Today (Including LinkedIn):

  • EFF sues the DOJ over encryption
  • BlackBerry allowed the government to spy on its users
  • Shock Clock wants you to be a better morning person
  • Pinterest revamps it's iOS app
  • Intel cuts 12,000 jobs
  • Google says Android is safer than ever!
  • Apple updated its MacBook line
  • Google Play Music has podcasts

 

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Apr 13, 2016

Today's Episode

Today we get to hear all about how Facebook is going to take over the world! Or, the internet is probably where this is going. Facebook's Conference or the F8 conference is back, and it has nothing to do with Facebook. What? Yes, Facebook talked about VR/AR, Messenger, photo tools, a "save" button, but, there was not mention of cool features for Facebook. Facebook has slightly abandoned its first love... being a place for friends. Messenger is now the Facebook of 2004. It's the cool thing to do. Oh, we all get bots. Yes, bots are the new thing in social media. Instead of talking to a real person, we will enjoy talking to a robot. There's a bright future in anti-social, social media. Facebook, you were once a great social network, now, I think you're just a digital wasteland or a hub. Time will only tell which one is true.

Facebook's Confere and other topics I talk about:

  • Facebook has a 360 camera if you 30k
  • Facebook adds a "save" button to the web
  • Facebook has a live hub, but normal people cannot go live
  • Facebook adds bots to it's Messenger
  • Facebook will add sponsored messages to Messenger
  • Facebook wants you to upgrade your profile pic with their apps
  • Instant Articles is open to all publishers
  • Google ramps up security for those "social engineering" websites
  • Twitter adds playlist to moments
  • Smart homes have terrible security
  • and more!

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Question:

Is there any way Facebook could be saved? Should it be?

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Apr 6, 2016

Today's Episode

It seems like every day, we get more and more bots. Slack was one of the companies that made them popular. Now, other companies are implementing bots. Skype is doing it, and now, Kik. I think we are beginning to see the consumer side of AI take hold. I know, we have had Siri for a while, but this is a much bigger step. Siri was only on one platform. Bots are being implemented on multiple platforms. They are becoming the next "apps." Soon we will say, "there's a bot for that." It will be interesting to see what evolution comes about from these bots. I am excited to see that. I may be the only person to say that, but, it's true. Now, time for the curious case of tech news!

Discussing the curious case of tech.. or the stories I'm talking about:

  • Kik now has bots and it's serious
  • Microsoft is testing out a premium Outlook
  • Etsy launches patterns.
  • Twiter scores a big deal with the NFL
  • Twitter adds a DM button on tweets
  • Microsoft may launch surface phones in 2017
  • Facebook has a new AI to describe pictures to blind people
  • Sawyer wants you to schedule classes for your kids
  • and more!

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Mar 30, 2016

On Today's Episode

There's a lot of new updates floating around today. Snapchat has unveiled it's newest version of chat. This makes it easier for people to chat with each other and adds more engagement too. Snapchat is becoming the go-to for many young users and brands. Then there's Instagram; they have their users in an uproar. The announcement of a change in their feed has made many users beg their followers to turn on push notifications. We have to understand that Instagram is a business. They are in it to make money. We may not like the idea of a Facebook newsfeed on Instagram, but, they have to pay the bills. The Facebook model is the most successful, so, that's what they are going to do. Instagram announced a new update to their videos but that still did not quell the anger the users have for the newsfeed. Now users can shoot up to 60 seconds of video. That is quite a jump from 15 seconds. Instagram is trying to jumpstart their videos. They have had little success and photos are the most popular, but they are trying. Anyways, onto the tech news!

Tech News I talk about Today:

  • SnapChat Chat is now 2.0... meaning better
  • Why SnapChat bought Bitstrips was because of Chat
  • Instagram users want people to turn on push notifications
  • Instagram launches 60-second videos
  • Google Wallet card to discontinue on June 30
  • Samsung wants you to surf the internet without ads
  • Tinder acquires Humin
  • and more!

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Mar 23, 2016

On Today's Episode:

Today on Digital Coffee, I will talk about the best and worst moments of the Apple Event. It was yesterday and all the Apple Fanatics gathered in one room. They were drinking KoolAide and loving what Apple had to say. Apple had a some interesting products coming out. However, the best news was Liam. Apple's new robot that manages to recycle components from your old Apple products. This was a highlight of the show. One of the worst parts was Apple's ignorance about the PC market. Yes, most PCs are old, but, many people update components inside of buying something new. If Apple had done some research, they would know this. It was a facepalm, but, most Apple users probably could care less. Not surprising was the announcement of a 4-inch iPhone. An iPhone for people who do not want a big screen, but want the quality of Apple products. Anyways, onto the tech news!

What I Discuss Today:

  • Uber is now offering money to find exploits
  • Google is giving internet access to Cubans
  • Carriers offer free calls after Belgium attack
  • Amazon offering Comcast service
  • Google renames ChromeCast to Google Cast
  • 8tracks crowdsourcing
  • Record Podcast through your browser with Cast
  • and more!

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