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154: Epic Battles – Fortnite vs Apple, Google vs Big Media, Reels vs TikTok

Geoff loads iOS 14 beta on his iPhone, Fortnite and Epic Games goes to battle against Apple, Google writes a letter to Australia, Instagram copies TikTok with Reels, and Kelvin reviews the 2019 MacBook Pro.

As always we cover all angles using audio clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on the Naked Tech Podcast.

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153: Big Tech On Trial, Time Running Out On TikTok, BenQ Light Bar

The CEOs of Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon (GAFA) get a grilling from a congressional sub-committee investigating potential antitrust practices, TikTok may be saved by a Microsoft bailout, and an innovative way to light your desk.

As always we cover all angles using audio clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on the Naked Tech Podcast.

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151: The Ethics of Facial Recognition, Neumorphism

MacBook rumours, Big Sur re-introducing drop shadows with Neumorphism (or ‘Soft UI’), Facebook’s lightweight hologram VR glasses and should we allow law enforcement to use facial recognition technology?

As always we cover all angles using audio clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on the Naked Tech Podcast.

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149: All About Apple’s WWDC 2020

WWDC 2020 or Android Lollipop announcement? The sneering is coming in thick and fast, but we think this is quite a substantial set of updates for all of Apple’s platforms – iOS, macOS, watchOS etc etc.

Moving away from Intel chips for Macs allows Apple to control the whole supply chain for all their devices and the move will define the company for the next 10 years. What are the new features and how will they affect you? Listen in to find out!

As always we cover all angles using audio clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on the Naked Tech Podcast.

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146: Spotify Buys Joe Rogan, Apple Glasses, Facebook Shops

Joe Rogan secures an exclusive licensing deal with Spotify for $100m+, more detaiils emerge on Apple’s rumoured AR glasses, and Zuckerberg announces Facebook Shops.

As always we cover all angles using audio clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on the Naked Tech Podcast.

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145: Facebook Buys Giphy, Apple Leaks, WFH Permanently

Apple’s AR glasses rumours, a permanent state of working from home, Facebook takes over another popular creation tool, Ubisoft goes to war with Google and Apple. And why we think Dave Filoni should take over Star Wars.

As always we cover all angles using audio clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on the Naked Tech Podcast.

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142: Tax on News Content, Facebook takes on Zoom, MacBook Rumours

The Australian Government have seized this opportunity to not just roll out a contact tracing app with questionable optics this week, but also going HAM on the tech titans, as they seek to have our mainstream media compensated with payments from Google and Facebook for reusing their precious content.

All the while Zuckerberg tries to get into the e-commerce game in India and plays catchup to Zoom by announcing a new video conferencing service on Messenger.

We also discuss Apple’s potential pivot to ARM chipset architecture and chat about our favourite streaming shows we caught up with during the week.

As always we cover all angles using audio clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on the Naked Tech Podcast.

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139: Coming to Disney+, New Ways to Pay with Klarna

Super Bowl day means we get to watch a bunch of trailers for upcoming films and shows, including WandaVision and Falcon & Winter Soldier. What else is coming to Disney+, you may ask? Well we’ll list out some of our favourites.

In tech news, Uber and Apple find ways to tackle the #coronavirus outbreak and perhaps save humanity itself, and what’s with big banks thinking they’re technology companies? In wheelbarrow news, some dude comes up with a genius way to create a virtual traffic jam. What a time to be alive…

As always we cover all angles using audio clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on the Naked Tech Podcast.

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138: Microsoft’s New Browser, Apple Encryption Drama

Bit of a break in the tech event cycle and we get serious by chatting all things encryption and iCloud backups. Yay! We’ll tell you what the media isn’t and break down some of the mixed messages you may have been hearing from the press.

We have also been trialling the new browser, Edge, by Microsoft and we tell you why you should try it out yourself.

As always we cover all angles using audio clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on the Naked Tech Podcast.

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135: Our Bold 2020 Predictions

Happy new year listener! And as per tradition, we will give our top 3 predictions for the calendar year. As always, our predictions are measurable and quantifiable with a view to properly mark ourselves at the end of the year. This time round, our soothsayer-ing abilities include topics like gaming, Apple Inc’s moves and a whole lot of space. Find out more on episode 135 of the Naked Tech Podcast.