Recorded 28th July 2019
This week Apple spent $1Bn to acquire most of Intelâ€™s modem business, Facebook got their $5Bn fine (but with an amnesty for everything theyâ€™ve done chucked in), an ex Facebook and CIA employee says â€œFacebook knows you better than the CIA ever willâ€, Trump says Apple wonâ€™t be exempt from tariffs, and the Flyboard guy failed to fly the channel to mark 110th anniversary of Louis Bleriotâ€™s 1909 Channel crossing.
Sorry if the audio is a touch off, Mark seems to have got quieter and more clipped as the show went onâ€¦ possibly a bandwidth issue – I canâ€™t really say for sure. I levelled it out as much as I could but that has introduced a tiny amount of hiss
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On this weekâ€™s show:
- Apple to acquire the majority of Intelâ€™s smartphone modem business â€“ Apple Newsroom
- Intel CEO explains why the company is exiting the smartphone modem business â€” Yahoo Finance
- Donald Trump says the US will not waive tariffs for Appleâ€™s new Mac Pro to be made in China â€“ 9to5 Mac
- Since last week two UK options for â€œunlimited mobile broadbandâ€ have appeared: Three and Vodafone â€“ (https://www.4g.co.uk/unlimited-mobile-broadband/)
- The Vodafone offering is 5G and about Â£50 UK a month but the 3 offerings can be had for prices that are in the Â£20-Â£30 rangeâ€¦
- Donâ€™t fall for the the 5G fallacy â€“ IT Pro
SECURITY & PRIVACY
- Facebook Knows More About You Than the CIA â€“ Wired
- Facebook to pay $5bn fine as regulator settles Cambridge Analytica complaint â€“ The Guardian
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- Kodak Mobile Film Scanner is a cheap cardboard-based way to scan 35mm film and slides â€“ DP Review
JUST A SNIPPET
For things that are not worth more than a flypast
- Flyboard inventor Franky Zapata fails in bid to cross the Channel â€” Sky News
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