|TITLE:||GUEST & TITLE: Allison Sheridan, host of the NosillaCast & Chit Chat Across the Pond & Lamarr Wilson, internet personality|
URL: https://twitter.com/podfeet & https://twitter.com/LamarrWilson
|Stories subject to change up until showtime|
|This is the Daily Tech News for Thursday Nov 12, 2015 I'm Tom Merritt|
|Allison Sheridan & Lamarr Wilson|
|t||The Windows 10 November update is here for Windows 10 users of all stripes with build 1511. In fact Microsoft is rolling out the new Xbox Experience based on Windows 10 as well which generally makes things faster and more controller friendly. Windows 10 upgraders get some tweaks to the Start menu’s context menus, an option to make columns 4 medium tiles wide and an increase on the limit of tiles from 512 to 2048. Snap can also automatically resize like it used to, and Skype is available as independent apps for messaging, voice and video. Windows Update for Business allows more control over the timing of updates and Windows Store for business. Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 licenses can activate this build of Windows 10 directly. Microsoft says if you usually wait for the first service pack to upgrade to Windows, now’s the time.||http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/11/windows-10-november-update-features-fixes-and-enterprise-readiness/|
|a||The YouTube Music app is out now for Android and iOS. The app lets users listen to music hosted on YouTube with ads. YouTube Red subscribers who pay $9.99 a month get ad-free listening, offline access to songs, and the ability to play songs in the background. The app also creates playlists suited to your tastes based on your YouTube activity.||http://www.theverge.com/2015/11/12/9723496/youtube-music-app-offline-background|
|t||Firefox for iOS is out of testing and now available publicly. The app started testing in May with a public beta launching back in September. It supports Firefox accounts bringing in bookmarks, history, tabs and passwords. It also features search prediction, a visual tab management system and incognito browsing, according to TechCrunch. The app works on iOS 8.2 or newer.||http://techcrunch.com/2015/11/11/mozillas-firefox-browser-app-for-ios-is-finally-available-to-all/|
|a||The Verge reports Uber has signed a multi-year deal to license map and traffic data from TomTom for Uber’s smartphone app. No financial details were made public. Uber has acquired some of Microsoft’s mapping technology and engineers, and began using Bing mapping cars to improve its existing maps.||http://www.theverge.com/2015/11/12/9720780/uber-tomtom-mapping-traffic-partnership|
|t||Google announced Android Wear now supports cellular connections. The watch still needs to be paired with an active phone but when an Android Wear device moves out of Wi-Fi or Bluetooth range it can automatically switch to a cellular connection and still use data and apps from the phone. LG’s Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE will be the first Android Wear watch to take advantage of cellular support. US customers can get the watch from $200 to $300 from AT&T and around $500 from Verizon. The watch arrives in Europe, Asia, and Russia soon.||http://officialandroid.blogspot.com/2015/11/cellular-support-comes-to-android-wear.html|
|a||An Apple security certificate expired yesterday, causing many users to receive error messages preventing them from opening apps they had downloaded from the Mac App Store. Apple issued a new certificate with an expiration date of 2035. Customers receiving the errors would have to reauthenticate with the Mac App Store to fix the problem. The certificates are used to prevent unauthorized applications and combat malware.||http://techcrunch.com/2015/11/12/all-mac-store-apps-stopped-working-due-to-expired-security-certificate/|
|t||Facebook released a new 6 month transparency report about government and law enforcement requests. Data requests rose 18% over the previous report. Content restricted for violating local laws jumped 112%. India was responsible for about 74% of those restrictions with 15,155 of them. No other country had more than 1,000. Facebook received between 0 and 999 national security requests, the most specific range it is allowed to report. Thanks to Habichuelacondulce for posting this topic to the subreddit.||http://www.cnet.com/au/news/facebook-sees-spike-in-government-requests-for-data-and-content-restriction/|
|a||Facebook has added support for 360 degree (4 pi steradian) videos on iOS. (Android and the web have had this since September). Facebook will also allow advertisers to use the format. AT&T, Corona, Nescafe, Ritz Crackers, Samsung and Walt Disney World all have plans to take advantage. Users can watch videos by tap and dragging on the video or for a more emersive experience by using Samsung Gear VR. Of note to creators, Facebook launched a microsite to share best practices, upload guidelines and FAQ's.||http://techcrunch.com/2015/11/12/vmarketing/|
|t||Samsung announced its Exynos 8 Octa 8890 14 nanometer FinFET processor with a 3D design. Samsung believes the 64-bit ARMv8 design will deliver 30% performance improvement and 10% better power efficiency compared to the Exynos 7 Octa. You also get ARM’s Mali-T880 graphics processor and an LTE Rel.12 Cat. 12/13 modem on a single piece of silicon. Mass production begins later this year.||http://www.engadget.com/2015/11/12/samsungs-premium-smartphone-chip-puts-everything-in-one-place/|
|a||The Verge reports Google Play Books has added options to make comic book reading better. A scrolling landscape layout for easier reading comes along with new curated pages and organizing options for comics in the Google Play Books Store. New options should show up in Android over the next few days with iOS coming later.||http://www.theverge.com/2015/11/12/9722610/google-play-books-comics-features|
|t||The Verge reports the Tor Project says Tor was cracked early last year by the FBI with help from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University Computer Emergency Response Team, who received a total of $1 million for the work. In January attackers created more than 100 new relays and attacked from February until July 4th when Tor discovered the vulnerability. Carnegie Mellon researchers had scheduled a talk on breaking Tor at Black Hat in August but canceled after the attacks were discovered. Documents in the government’s case against Silk Road staff also lined up with the attacks. Carnegie Mellon told Wired Tor has no evidence for its claims.||http://www.theverge.com/2015/11/11/9719098/fbi-reportedly-paid-1-million-carnegie-mellon-tor|
|a||TechCrunch reports internet service provider Rocket Fiber is bringing 100Gb/s Internet service to downtown Detroit. Businesses can get prices by request only, while residents can get 1 Gb/s service for $70 a month or 10 Gb/s service for $300 a month. The company has wired up a couple dozen office buildings and several residential ones. They expect to expand to midtown Detroit in 2016.||http://techcrunch.com/2015/11/12/rocket-fiber-launches-100gbs-internet-service-in-downtown-detroit/?ncid=rss|
|t||Tech in Asia reports that Indonesia's trade minister Thomas Lambing uses WhatsApp to run the trade ministry. He likes the app because it has end to end encryption, which is nice if you're a reform-minded trade minister who happens to annoy powerful business interests and/or the Indonesian mafia.||https://www.techinasia.com/indonesias-trade-minister-runs-ministry-whatsapp/|
|Submit stories and vote on them at dailytechnewsshow.reddit.com||http://dailytechnewsshow.reddit.com|
|Apple iPad Pro Review Roundup - Fortune||http://fortune.com/2015/11/12/apple-ipad-pro-reviews/|
|iPad Pro Teardown||https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPad+Pro+Teardown/52599|
|Doesn’t work in familiar tablet situations (in bed, with one hand, etc…)|
- GREAT for comics
- Variable on video. Some iTunes video looked good. Netflix video looked good, Vudu looked ok
- Speakers are OK not great but serviceable
- Not great for reading. Just too big for Kindle
- Too damned expensive
- Multitasking has turned on a few times accidentally when I was swiping but when I want it is nice to have and works well on the big screen
- Kept thinking that this is as big of a screen as the TV I used with my TI-99 4/A.
|- Find it interesting how similar in specs it is to the tablet half of a Surface book, same ppi, same weight, nearly same screen size|
- speakers are SO much louder than previous models, eliminating need for external speaker for me
- great for watching video podcasts
- can't answer the question "who is this for?"
- no kb case at shipment will destroy that product, Pencil might survive
- 6' lightning cable!
no mute switch
|Pick of the day:|
|Mark in really feels like fall now New Hampshire would like to recommend 3M Cloud Library |
He says “It is an audiobook and ebook service that is offered by my and possibly your local library. It's similar to Overdrive, but you have to check out the books through your libraries website instead of the application. For me this has meant that books that had 10 holds on the my library networks Overdrive copy had none on the the 3M Cloud library. The app interface on Android isn't the best but it works. All the books i've looked at have been available on both platforms, with the availablity being higher on 3M Cloud Library. It's another good resource that your local library likely provides, and It does the job.”
He also puts in a good word for the book Armada by Ernest Cline
|Send your picks to feedbackatdailytechnewsshow.com and you can find MY picks at||http://www.dailytechnewsshow.com/picks/|
|Messages of the day (email@example.com)|
|As you explored in discussion, when folk do write machinery to run TensorFlow across multiple machines, the Apache License means Google can't stop them. Further, if it was the will of the world, a fork of TensorFlow could become more popular than Google's own project.|
If they were worried about their business, this release strategy wouldn't help them much.
I suspect the reason the open sourced code runs on a single machine is simply because Google didn't want to support a (boring) project-specific horizontal scaling mechanism themselves.
|Lol, after listening to your latest episode, I kinda want to return to Singapore with that flaming elephant wearing a dress so i can get a ride home from the airport.|
No, us Singaporeans don't have a live chicken tucked under their arms anymore. You're right, we're too urban. Also, i think live fowl were banned from markets due to one of the earlier avian flu outbreaks years ago, so you only get chilled/frozen ones now.
Seriously though, I guess if i were a driver, and am scheduled to pick up a fare in the vicinity of my favourite hainanese chicken stall, i wouldn't mind getting them to purchase my lunch in lieu of cash payment.
From "Upping my patreon contribution coz... Aussie Aussie Aussie Ooi ooi ooi"
|Jesse used to stream his video in 480p because of bandwidth constratinst but even now that he has 18 Mbps Internet he has stayed at 480p. Why?|
"I find the quality of 480P to be quite good, and see little reason to pay an extra dollar or more per episode or movie rental. One dollar here or there doesn’t sound like much, but when you purchase multiple season passes, the savings can start to add up (usually $5 or more per season pass).
I mentioned this to my other cord cutting friends some time ago, and they were dumbfounded by this. But, I simply think of it as an example of a technology being good enough for some people’s needs."
|Thanks to Allison and Lamarr [PLUG THE THINGS]|
|Patron Thank You||http://www.dailytechnewsshow.com/support|
|(Thank a boss, buy a mug, tell a friend) -- BEST OF|
The end of the year is upon us and that means Daily Tech News Show needs your help! We need you to submit the best moments of DTNS 2015 or else we might not have a best of show! Just go to bit.ly/bestofdtns and add a date and a rough time code based on the YT video. If you want to volunteer to look at at one month worth of shows to job your memory, write us at firstname.lastname@example.org We can't do this without you!
|Our email address is email@example.com! Call us (512) 59 - DAILY (593-2459) and Listen to the show live M-F at 4:30 PM eastern at alphageekradio.com visit our website dailytechnewsshow.com.||http://www.reddit.com/r/dailytechnewsshow/|
|Plug tomorrow's guest: Darren Kitchen, and Len Peralta|
|END OF SHOW|