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A journalist and a digital marketer tell you about all of the week's tech news in ten minutes or less.

A journalist and a digital marketer tell you about all of the week's tech news in ten minutes or less.


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A journalist and a digital marketer tell you about all of the week's tech news in ten minutes or less.






150: iPads, Watches & Services! Oh, my!

In our final episode before hiatus, we recap the September 2020 Apple Event including the new iPad Air, Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Fitness+. Show Notes Apple unveils all-new iPad Air with A14 Bionic, Apple’s most advanced chip -- Apple Newsroom Apple Watch Series 6 delivers breakthrough wellness and fitness capabilities -- Apple Newsroom Apple Watch SE: The ultimate combination of design, function, and value -- Apple Newsroom Apple Fitness+: A new engaging and personalized fitness...


149: Defensive Measures

TikTok, Apple and Facebook are all on the defensive this week after a series of controversies. Show Notes TikTok scrambles to remove suicide video clips -- Los Angeles Times Apple delays privacy feature that would let iPhone owners keep ad tracking at bay -- The Verge Will WhatsApp’s Misinfo Cure Work for Facebook Messenger? -- Wired Follow Us Follow Emily on Twitter Follow Taylor on Twitter


148: Facebook Vs. Australia

China is slowing the sale of TikTok, Twitter is changing Quote Tweets and Facebook is fighting with the Australian government. Show Notes TikTok Deal Is Complicated by New Rules From China Over Tech Exports -- The New York Times Adding More Context To Trending -- Twitter Blog Twitter Makes Retweets With Comments Easier to Find -- MacRumors An Update About Changes to Facebook's Services in Australia -- Facebook Newsroom Facebook is changing its Terms of Service, and users are not happy...


147: Content Moderation Concerns

Epic and Wordpress and are fighting Apple while Facebook and YouTube continue moderating their content. Show Notes Epic confirms Fortnite’s new season won’t be on iPhone, iPad, or Mac -- The Verge Apple apologizes to WordPress, won’t force the free app to add purchases after all -- The Verge An Update to How We Address Movements and Organizations Tied to Violence -- Facebook Newsroom After sending content moderators home, YouTube doubled its video removals -- Protocol Follow Us Follow...


146: Epic App Store Battle Rages On

Apple and Epic continue to fight over the App Store while Oracle tries to buy TikTok. Show Notes Fortnite Maker Tries to Block Apple From Removing Game From App Store -- Bloomberg Oracle in talks with TikTok that could hijack Microsoft bid -- The Guardian Facebook begins merging Instagram and Messenger chats in new update -- The Verge Google Maps is getting a lot more detail -- The Verge A more detailed, colorful map -- Google Newsroom Follow Us Follow Emily on Twitter Follow Taylor...


145: The Age of No Bezel

Impressions of the Microsoft Surface Duo, hot takes on Apple's Xbox Game Pass scandal and a follow-up on Facebook's Community Enforcement. Show Notes Microsoft Surface Duo phone now available for pre-order - EnGadget Microsoft fires back at Apple over Xbox Game Pass - Business Insider Facebook bans blackface and anti-Semitic stereotypes in hate speech update -- The Verge Follow Us Follow Emily on Twitter Follow Taylor on Twitter


144: To Each Their Own Phone

Samsung and Google announced new smartphone while Trump tried to ban TikTok. Show Notes The big takeaways from Samsung’s Unpacked announcements -- The Verge The Galaxy Z Fold 2 is Samsung’s big promise that it can fix its foldable future -- The Verge GOOGLE ANNOUNCES PIXEL 5, PIXEL 4A 5G, AND PIXEL 4A ALL AT ONCE - The Verge Pixel 4 and 4 XL have already been discontinued by Google -- Android Central Trump says U.S. treasury should collect ‘very substantial’ portion of TikTok sale to...


143: Live Rooms & Conspiracy Bans

Facebook and Instagram rolled out a bunch of new features while Twitter cracked down on QAnon. Show Notes A New Way to Go Live on Facebook From Messenger Rooms -- Facebook Newsroom Messenger Introduces App Lock and New Privacy Settings -- Facebook Newsroom A New Way to Fundraise for Personal Causes on Instagram -- Facebook Newsroom Instagram Reels, TikTok competitor, coming to US in early August -- Business Insider Twitter Cracks Down on QAnon. Your Move, Facebook -- Wired Follow...


142: Twitter Trouble & Huawei Bans

Twitter experienced a huge hack, the U.K. banned Huawei and Instagram is trying to take over the Indian market. Show Notes Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Apple, and others hacked in unprecedented Twitter attack -- The Verge Microsoft neuters Office 365 account attacks that used clever ruse -- Wired Introducing your new home for work in G Suite -- Google Cloud Blog Huawei to be removed from UK 5G networks by 2027 -- UK Government Instagram pounces on India market after TikTok is...


141: Why Ban TikTok?

A deep dive into TikTok's problematic popularity and why the U.S. government may ban it. Show Notes A guide to the app TikTok for anyone who isn't a teen -- Slate Bytedance teams up with a state-run Chinese publisher -- The Economist TikTok’s owner is helping China’s campaign of repression in Xinjiang, report finds -- The Washington Post TikTok's local moderation guidelines ban pro-LGBT content -- The Guardian TikTok says it will stop accessing clipboard content on iOS devices -- The...


140: WWDC 2020 Recap

Everything you need to know about iOS 14 and watchOS 7 in ten minutes, plus high level impressions of iPadOS 14 and macOS Big Sur. Show Notes Apple reimagines the iPhone experience with iOS 14 -- Apple Newsroom watchOS 7 adds significant personalization, health, and fitness features to Apple Watch -- Apple Newsroom iPadOS 14 introduces new features designed specifically for iPad -- Apple Newsroom Apple introduces macOS Big Sur with a beautiful new design -- Apple Newsroom Follow...


139: Facebook Finally Steps In

Facebook finally took some steps against political misinformation this week while Twitter launched audio tweets. Show Notes Mark Zuckerberg announces Facebook will now allow users to turn off political ads -- Business Insider Facebook removes Trump ads with symbol once used by Nazis to designate political prisoners -- The Washington Post Twitter starts rolling out audio tweets on iOS -- The Verge A new email startup says Apple’s shaking it down for a cut of its subscriptions --...


138: Facial Recognition, ARM Macs & Reddit Diversity

Amazon halts its facial recognition software, Macs may move to ARM processors and Reddit makes some changes for diversity's sake. Show Notes Amazon issues a one-year ban on police use of its facial recognition tech | Android Central Reddit's Cofounder Wants a Black Person to Take His Board Seat | WIRED Apple Plans to Announce Move to Its Own Mac Chips at WWDC - Bloomberg Apple’s virtual WWDC keynote will take place on June 22nd at 1PM ET - The Verge First Look at the Playstation 5:...


137: Trump vs. Twitter

A full breakdown of President Donald Trump's feud with Twitter and the executive order to review Section 230. Show Notes Trump's Offending Tweet on Mail-In Ballots in California Twitter adds a warning label fact-checking Trump's false voting claims -- TechCrunch Trump makes unsubstantiated claim that mail-in ballots will lead to voter fraud -- Twitter Updating our Approach to Misleading Information -- Twitter blog Trump supporters target Twitter employee after fact check --...


136: Podcasts, Prime & Giphy

Joe Rogan is now Spotify exclusive, Amazon is delaying Prime Day and Facebook bought Giphy. iOS 13.5 is out now with a faster way to unlock your iPhone while wearing a face mask -- The Verge ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ Launches Exclusive Partnership with Spotify -- Spotify Newsroom Podcast Addict suspended from Play Store due to overzealous application of COVID-19 policies [Update: Restored] -- Android Central Amazon reportedly delays Prime Day until September -- Engadget Facebook is...


135: Twitter Takes a Stance

Twitter takes an impressive stance on misinformation while the senate blocks restrictions on the Patriot Act. Show Notes Mitch McConnell is pushing the Senate to pass a measure that would let the FBI collect Americans' web-browsing history without a warrant -- Business Insider Facebook will pay $52 million in settlement with moderators who developed PTSD on the job -- The Verge Twitter Will Allow Employees To Work At Home Forever -- Buzzfeed News Twitter introducing new labels for...


134: Death to the Butterfly Keyboard

There's a new MacBook Pro, Tinder is adding video chat and Facebook unveils their new oversight board. Show Notes Apple updates 13-inch MacBook Pro with Magic Keyboard, double the storage, and faster performance -- Apple Newsroom Tinder will launch in-app video chats later this year --The Verge Announcing the First Members of the Facebook Oversight Board -- Facebook Oversight Board How a Facebook Bug Took Down Your Favorite iOS Apps -- Wired Follow Us Follow Emily on Twitter Follow...


133: May The Fourth Tweet With You

Disney starts a Star Wars controversy on Twitter while Jay-Z fights against deepfakes and YouTube starts fact-checking. Show Notes Jay Z tries to use copyright strikes to remove deepfaked audio of himself from YouTube -- The Verge Disney isn’t trying to steal your Star Wars tweets --The Verge YouTube will now fact check COVID-19 searches in the U.S. -- TechCrunch Introducing Messenger Rooms and More Ways to Connect When You're Apart -- Facebook Newsroom Follow Us Follow Emily on...


132: Steps in the Right Direction

Apple & Google collaborate on Contact Tracing, Facebook fights misinformation and there's a new iPhone SE, Show Notes Here’s how Apple and Google will track the coronavirus with Bluetooth - The Verge Facebook will add misinformation post to your newsfeed if you liked fake coronavirus news — BBC How Facebook can Flatten the Curve of the Coronavirus Infodemic - Avaaz iPhone SE: A powerful new smartphone in a popular design - Apple The cheapest iPhone has a more powerful processor than...


131: Emoji, Webcams & Couples

Coronavirus delays new emoji, webcams are sold out and Facebook wants to be a part of your relationship. Show Notes No one’s getting new emoji in 2021 because of the pandemic — The Verge Webcams have become impossible to find, and prices are skyrocketing — The Verge Laptop Webcam Showdown: MacBook Air? Dell XPS? They’re Pretty Bad — Wall Street Journal Facebook launches “Tuned” messaging app for couples — MacRumors Follow Us Follow Emily on Twitter Follow Taylor on Twitter