Darren and Jesse (sans Stuart) are joined by Richard Moy in the first “WTF Tech on-the-road” show at MWLUG in Alexandria. VA (USA) back in August. We chat about the things that went on at the conference (which admittedly was over 3 months ago….apologies for that – DD) but it’s still a fun one nonetheless.

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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”

Tips:

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Darren, Jesse and Stuart are back with the sixth episode of WTF Tech show. Forever to be known as “the cursed episode”, this one took the best part of a month to record due to various technical and organisational difficulties! We discuss Apple’s decision to revisit the Mac Pro and what it tells us about the future of Pro computing, how we discover and consume news today, our first experiences of using hard disks, and then finish with a brief status report on our respective efforts to ‘cut the cord’… (Recorded Wednesday 12th April 2017)

Show notes:

Chitchat

  • Jesse’s almost moved into his new house.
  • Stuart has spent many many hours resurrecting posts from Domino-based blogs to new WordPress properties, including ibmconnections.news.

Pro Computing

News Discovery & Consumption

Tech Nostalgia

Cutting the Cord

Tips

  • Jesse: White PC cases! It turns out they’re very “Space Odyssey”-esque… 
  • Darren: New TV! LG Electronics 65UH8500 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV
  • Stuart:

    • Used this years ago, and have just returned, discovering it has improved a lot over the years… Dlvr.it. Now supports RSS as output, meaning it can aggregate RSS feeds, a la Yahoo Pipes… Great for sharing own blog posts on social media as well as curating content from elsewhere.
    • A great plugin for WordPress. Redirection. Allows any URL to be redirected, and can be managed manually or via CSV upload, so is a great way to help with migrating sites. E.g. from DominoBlog to WordPress.

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Darren, Jesse and Stuart reconvene for the first WTF Tech show in several millennia(!), and discuss IBM Connect (including appdev futures and Connections Pink), Mobile World Congress news and device announcements and then roll back the years to share their first experiences online… (Recorded Friday 10th March 2017)

Show notes:

Chitchat

  • Jesse’s bought a new house – wahoo!
  • Stuart has a new webcam – 4k, eek! The Logitech BRIO
  • Darren is finally running Windows 10 on his main work machine – a new Intel NUC i7

IBM Connect

  • Conference Review
  • App Moderni(z|s)ation
  • Connections Pink
  • Overall Vibe?

News from Mobile World Congress

Tech Nostalgia

  • First experiences getting online

 Tips

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Darren, Jesse and Stuart get together for the first WTF Tech show of 2017, and discuss Virtual Reality (two of the hosts now have HTC Vive systems), Avaya’s bankruptcy, Yahoo’s sell out and IBM’s results… (Recorded Friday 20th January 2017 – Inauguration Day!)

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