The Modern Life Podcast Network turns 9 years old on March 1st and Dave celebrates his birthday as well. As Apple and the FBI battle through the San Bernardino terrorist issues, let’s recount a story of someone that was in that room and we also discuss another FBI request to Apple. Finally, some Airbnb guests find a dead body during their stay and it highlights some serious safety concerns surrounding the travel startup.
On Episode 297 of The Waves of Tech, we dive into the latest hot topic technology issues, share our positions, and tell you want you need to know about them. The biggest news is the Apple versus FBI saga that continues to dominate headlines, where privacy and national security square off. In related news, a California is being brought forth that would ban encrypted smartphone sales in the state. And finally, we dive into protecting your image online and share some more bad Yahoo news that results in the loss of 300 jobs. Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride…the waves of tech!
We dive into some recent tech news related to Google Picasa shutting down, the latest from Google Photos, Senate approval of a permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act, free online home estimators, and a Comcast outage that angered thousands of customers. Sit back and enjoy another mixed bag of tech topics from Steve and Dave and be sure to share your comments with us on social media and our website.
We throw in a good variety of tech news for you this week. A new Super Bowl record is set for streaming, demonstrating a shift in how consumers are watching sports. Ever curious how much money companies like Apple, Microsoft, and Twitter are making per second? Well, we have the answer for you. Drones strike again in New York City. This time a drone strikes the Empire State Building during a film session. To end the show, we share a story of contacting a local police department via social media to gain a faster response time and how Chipotle is utilizing social media and texting to help rebuild their image.
We dive into a variety of tech topics ranging from the cell phone market, smart watches, and the Super Bowl. On the cell phone discussion, we examine recent news regarding the all-time lowest sales report of the Windows Phone and how Microsoft has failed to compete in the industry. Also, we give some focus to the “It Can Wait” campaign from AT&T and the importance of driving distraction free. The Apple Watch is in a new level of conversation – the luxury watch conversation. And finally, we dive into a cool AT&T story that we experienced and then we predict the winner of Super Bowl 50.
We dive into the Twitter shakeup, the NFL/Surface controversy, the dark side of social media, and in-car technology. Twitter has been experiencing a whirlwind of emotions and market share drops, including the departure of four top executives as the social giant continues to unimpress stockholders. The Microsoft Surface, a solid piece of hardware in the tablet market, received some complaints from broadcasters and coaches during a recent NFL game. The dark side of social media erupts on Sunday after an NFL kicker missed an extra point, invoking numerous hate tweets and threats toward the player. And finally, people are slowly changing their priorities when it comes to car buying.