Optus 5G Broadband, Apple vs. Facebook & BuzzFeed Job Cuts [Episode 275]

Phil Edwards, Andy Blume and Daniel Olivares are back in the studio with this week’s look at all things Geek.



Show Notes:
Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘I Do Think Price is a Factor’ in Declining iPhone Upgrades [MacRumors]
Apple announces Q1 2019 revenue of $84.3b following revision down from $89-93b [9To5Mac]
Optus reveals pricing, availability of 5G home broadband [CRN]
Optus Can’t Always Guarantee 50Mbps On 5G [Gizmodo Australia]
TPG stops its mobile network due to Huawei ban [iTnews]
US charges China’s Huawei with bank fraud, stealing trade secrets [SMH]
Clive Palmer’s app could track voter data and there’s no law that can stop it [ABC News]
Serious FaceTime bug allows you to listen remotely before anyone answers — Apple to fix ‘later this week’ [The Verge]
LIFX HomeKit bulbs appear to be storing Wi-Fi passwords unencrypted [AppleInsider]
Apple bans Facebook’s Research app that paid users for data [TechCrunch]
Facebook pays teens to install VPN that spies on them [TechCrunch]
Apple blocks Google from running its internal iOS apps [The Verge]
R.I.P. Dick Miller, character actor legend from Gremlins, The Terminator, nearly 200 other movies [The A.V. Club]
The Back Focus [YouTube]
BuzzFeed to cut local jobs in global restructuring [The Age]
“Learn to Code”: The Meme Attacking Media [The Ringer]
New push for part of Fed Square to be demolished for Apple store [The Age]

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CommBank Switches On Apple Pay, iPhone Sales Worries & Farming Simulator League [Episode 274]

Phil Edwards, Andy Blume and Daniel Olivares are back in the studio with this week’s look at all things Geek.

Show Notes:
My Health Record: government warned of ‘significant’ patient data glitch [The Guardian]
Senate grills Afterpay, Zip after accusations they are leading young people into debt [ABC News]
Confusion as CBA turns on Apple Pay but excludes eftpos [iTnews]
ACCC knocks back the banks on Apple Pay [AFR]
‘Disappointing’: iPhone users left out of trial to update myki ticketing [The Age]
Mobile myki trial [PTV]
Arctic Air Portable Evaporative Cooler [Harvey Norman]
NBN Co makes move to sell more 100Mbps-plus services [iTnews]
Got slow NBN? Ask for a refund, consumer watchdog says [SMH]
Tim Cook to Investors: People Bought Fewer New iPhones Because They Repaired Their Old Ones [Motherboard]
Apple says it could miss $9 billion in iPhone sales due to weak demand [The Verge]
Absolutely Fabulous star June Whitfield dead at 93 [The Age]
Farming Simulator is getting its own e-sports league with more than $280,000 in prizes [The Verge]
‘Holmes & Watson’ and ‘Gotti’ Lead 2019 Razzie Nominations for Worst Picture [The Wrap]

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New Encryption Laws, Tumblr’s Adult Content Ban & Avengers: Endgame Trailer Drops [Episode 273]

Phil Edwards, Andy Blume and Daniel Olivares are back in the studio with this week’s look at all things Geek.

Show Notes:
Ban Chrome as default browser, limit Facebook user data harvesting: ACCC crackdown [iTnews]
Australia gets world-first encryption busting laws [iTnews]
What do the new encryption laws mean for you? [The Age]
Tumblr will ban all adult content on December 17th [The Verge]
A Quarter of Tumblr’s Users Are There to Consume Porn, Data Scientists Estimate [Vice]
Microsoft may back off in browser war, reportedly adopting Chrome code [The Age]
Google welcomes Microsoft’s move to Chromium, but Mozilla doesn’t [The Verge]
Google Allo to shut down in March, putting focus on Messages and Duo [CNET]
ECG feature in Apple Watch is already saving lives [AppleInsider]
Apple Hunting for Next ‘Breaking Bad’, Interested in Violent Drama Starring Richard Gere [MacRumors]
“Avengers: Endgame” Trailer Sets Record [Dark Horizons]
Kevin Hart Steps Down as Oscar Host [Variety]
Jodie Whittaker sticks with Doctor Who [TV Tonight]
10 Boss rebrands as 10 Bold ahead of court battle [TV Tonight]

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Marriott’s 500 Million Hack, DJI Osmo Pocket & Daredevil Cancelled [Episode 272]

Phil Edwards, Andy Blume and Daniel Olivares are back in the studio with this week’s look at all things Geek.

Show Notes:
Cancer conwoman Belle Gibson faces jail threat for not paying $410,000 fine [The Age]
Village Roadshow donates millions to major parties while lobbying on piracy [The Guardian]
Tech companies could leave Australia over Dutton’s encryption bill [SBS News]
Greens back government’s expansion of website-blocking scheme [Computerworld Australia]
500 million guests victims of Marriott hotels data hack [The West Australian]
Facebook confirms years-old messages are randomly coming back to haunt users [The Verge]
Why is the DJI Osmo Pocket camera making such a buzz? [AndroidPIT]
It took seven miles to pull over a Tesla with a seemingly asleep driver [Ars Technica]
Electric car versus hybrid – which emits less CO2? [Drive Zero]
Pooping out a Lego piece takes less time than you might think [CNET]
Supreme Court appears skeptical of Apple’s arguments in App Store monopoly case [CNBC]
Apple at Fed Square pushed back a year, as Andrews confirms support [The Age]
Dalidakis removed from Cabinet [InnovationAus.com]
Stephen Hillenburg, Creator of ‘SpongeBob SquarePants,’ Dies at 57 [The Hollywood Reporter]
‘Disgraceful and disruptive’: Gang of Youths call for Viagogo ban [The Age]
Daredevil Cancelled By Netflix [Screen Rant]
Die With Me [Apple App Store]

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Amazon Resume Shipping To Australia, Facebook’s PR Fail & Back To The Future Reboot [Episode 271]

Phil Edwards, Andy Blume and Daniel Olivares are back in the studio with this week’s look at all things Geek.

Show Notes:
‘Appalling’ emergency services data breach to be investigated [The Age]
Amazon will resume shipping to Australia from its US store from midnight [Business Insider Australia]
Credit cards become tap-and-go tickets for NSW trains [iTnews]
U.S. asks allies to shun Huawei equipment, WSJ reports; sector stocks fall [Reuters]
Facebook’s outgoing head of public policy takes blame for Definers scandal [The Verge]
How my sexual health searches ended up in the hands of the world’s biggest tech companies [ABC News]
Tumblr was removed from Apple’s App Store over child pornography issues [The Verge]
A former Facebook moderator says she took down beheadings, child pornography, and animal abuse every day — but was ‘treated like nothing’ [Business Insider Australia]
Dispatches – Inside facebook. Secrets of the social network [YouTube]
Inside Apple’s humans-first, tech second news platform [SMH]
‘Back to the Future’ Tops Franchises That Audiences Would Like to See Remade [Slash Film]
Stan and Film Victoria launch development fund [IF Magazine]
#ThotAudit: Trolls report camgirls to the IRS for tax evasion [News.com.au]
‘Venom’ just passed ‘Wonder Woman’ at the global box office [Mashable]
20 years to the day: Martin Molloy call it quits [Radio Today]

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