Darren, Jesse and Stuart return with the eighth episode of WTF Tech show. We discuss the the 10th birthday of the iPhone,  WWDC and the vitally important (and incorrect, since it’s missing the 3 of us) “most influential people on the internet” (Recorded Thursday 29th June 2017).

Show notes:

Chitchat

  • Crap movie reboots

10th Anniversary of the Apple iPhone

  • What are our memories of the first iPhone?
    • Did any of us have one?
    • $499/$699 plus contract!
    • Visual voicemail revolutionary
    • ‘Had me at scrolling’
    • BlackBerry/Treo/WinCE aside, it heralded in modern (and consumer driven) computing

Tech Nostalgia

  • What were our first smartphones?
    • Stuart: Series of Nokia featurephones (including the classic 6210/6310), then Windows Mobile on an Orange branded Huawei device. Had Nokia laptop-style phones, plus various Blackberries.
    • Darren: Samsung Windows flip, BlackBerry Bold
    • Jesse: Treo 650

WWDC

  • iMac Pro, actual VR support, and a general re-interest in the Mac
    • VR support is pure catch-up, but it’s a new area for them
    • Will they one day have a machine that can play video games?
    • Poor little Mac mini (SM: oh I love those machines!)
    • Will it be like the G4 Cube?
  • iOS
    • Big updates for the iPad Pro again
    • Huge focus on AR
  • HomePod
    • Terrible name?
    • Beginning of the end for Sonos?
    • Will Siri be good enough to compete against Echo and Google Home?

Yet Another Big Malware Strike

Time Magazine’s “25 most influential people on the internet”

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Darren, Jesse and Stuart gather for the final WTF Tech show of 2016, and take aim at Fitbit’s acquisition of Pebble, rumours of IBM refactoring Connections using modern web frameworks and the upcoming Connect conference. The hosts then start a new recurring topic reminiscing about old tech, kicking off with first computers… (Recorded Thursday 15th December 2016)

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Darren, Jesse and Stuart reconvene for the second WTF Tech show to try to avoid mentioning the US election, but end up discussing “fake news”, the new UK surveillance law, followup on the new MBP USB-C ports and Touch Bar, plus the newly announced Microsoft Teams. (Recorded Mon 21st Nov 2016)

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