DTNS 2316 – Naked Security

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comJustin Robert Young, Darren Kitchen and Len Peralta fill in for Tom on vacation and talk about Apple Security.

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Today’s guest hosts: Justin Robert Young, Darren Kitchen and Len Peralta!

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Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke to the Wall Street Journal today, promising additional steps to keep hackers out of user accounts, but said that none of the Apple ID’s and passwords obtained in the recent celebrity iCloud leaks were taken from the company’s servers. Cook said hackers obtained the nude photos of more than 100 women by either correctly guessing security questions to obtain passwords, or by obtaining the data from a phishing scam. Apple will launch new security measures in two weeks, alerting users via email and push notifications when someone tries to change an account password, restore iCloud data to a new device, or when a device logs into an account for the first time. Apple will also begin encouragin users to turn on two-factor authentication, and overall pay more attention to account security. We talk about this and more in a few with Darren.

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DTNS 2315 – Switching from Suck to Blow

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comJustin Robert Young and Tom talk Rdio’s Free play.

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The Washington Post reports that the US White House has named its next chief technology officer. Megan Smith is a Google executive who most recently ran the secretive Google X division. The Obama administration named as deputy U.S. CTO, Alexander Macgillivray, a former Twitter lawyer known as a staunch defender of the free flow of information online. The last US CTO Todd Park had his hands full with helping to salvage the US healthcare rollout; according to The Post, Smith is expected to refocus the position to a more forward-looking role.

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DTNS 2314 – Let’s Get High on Password Entropy

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comAllison Sheridan joins us to look over the cool things announced at IFA, including an Oculus-Samsung joint VR helmet, a Samsung phablet with a warped screen and Sony’s e-ink bracelet.

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Show Notes

Today’s guest: Allison Sheridan, host of the Nosillacast

Headlines

Samsung announced new products including a virtual headset at IFA in Berlin. The Gear VR is a joint creation with Oculus VR that can track your head movements with a gyroscope and accelerometer and give you a 96-degree field of view. The Gear VR only comes with sensors and a focal adjustment lens. The screen and processing is provided by the new Note 4 which was also announced. Note 4 is a 5.7-inch phone with a 1440p SuperAMOLED display coming in October. A variant of the Note 4 called the Note Edge was also announced. It has a screen that bends and wraps around the right side, giving you notifications or a taskbar depending on the application. 

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DTNS 2313 – Rejected Because Reasons

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comPatrick Beja is on the show and we’ll talk about YouTube getting in on crowd-funding and our picks to backup and protect your data.

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Today’s guest: Patrick Beja, independent podcaster!

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Headlines

TechCrunch reports Apple released a statement on their 40-hour investigation into the unauthorized access of celebrity photos. Apple determined that “ certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions.” Apple says that the intrusions were not a result of breaches in the iCloud or Find My iPhone systems. Ars Technica reports the FBI is also investigating whether the accounts of the celebrities were hacked.

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DTNS 2312 – Apple trifecta

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comIt’s the Labor Day holiday in the US so just a short roundup of the headlines today.

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DTNS 2311 – Microsoft Kills the Messenger before the robots kill us

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comJonathan Strickland, Justin Young, Veronica Belmont join the show to talk about how the drones, AI and robots will kill us all thanks to Amazon and Google. +Len Peralta illustrates the show!

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DTNS 2310 – Have you rebooted the plane?

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.com2014-08-28 11.00.36Tom’s traveling to DragonCon but still gives the headlines and tells how advice from the IT Crowd got his plane flying.

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DTNS 2309 – Grand Theft Uber

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comDan Patterson is on the show and we’ll talk about super fast subs, banning after work email, and Timothy B. Lee will join in to talk about this whole Uber-Lyft fight.

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Today’s guest: Dan Patterson, technology journalist

Headlines

ReCode reports Apple plans to unveil a wearable device along with two iPhone at a yet-to-be-officially-announced September 9th event. The wearable will supposedly make us of HomeKit and HealthKit as one might expect. A rumored October event was rumored to announce a wearable but is still rumored to still be on.

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Come See DTNS Live!

If you’re in Atlanta this weekend and headed to DragonCon be sure to head to the Grand Ballroom West at the Hilton at 10:00 PM (Eastern) on Friday night August 29th. Why?

BECAUSE that’s when the live performance of the Daily Tech News Show (AFTER DARK) takes place. Jonathan Strickland of Tech Stuff will be alongside and you know we won’t stop there with guests. Come join us!!

Fri Aug. 29, 10:00 pm Location: Grand Ballroom West – Hilton (Length: 1 Hour)
(Panelists: Tom Merritt, Jonathan Strickland and More)

DTNS 2308 – Discourse Remorse

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comMolly Wood is back and ready to talk Hyperlapse’s in app-maker’s judgements along with why we’re scared to talk on the Internet.

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Today’s guest: Molly Wood, columnist and deputy technology editor at The New York Times. s

Headlines

Instagram released a new app called Hyperlapse that lets you record up to 45 minutes of video and then choose a rate to speed it up with options as fast as 12x. The video can be saved to the camera roll and you can do whatever you want with it There are buttons that will launch the Instagram or Facebook apps for easy sharing if you have those, but they’re not required.

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