DigitalOutbox Episode 184

DigitalOutbox Episode 184
DigitalOutbox Episode 184 – Ballmers Tears, Sleazy Samsung.

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0:57 – Steve Ballmer’s intense, tearful goodbye to Microsoft
4:40 – Windows Phone catching up with iOS and Android in Europe
7:54 – Ofcom: no 5G networks in UK until ‘at least 2018’ as it rolls out white space trials
11:27 – Rail mobile internet speeds set to get faster in UK
12:49 – UK to create new cyber defence force
16:23 – What’s a security flaw worth? $12.50 for Yahoo
19:45 – FBI claims largest Bitcoin seizure after arrest of alleged Silk Road founder
24:17 – The Galaxy Note 3 comes with a ‘tiny screen’ mode that enables one hand usage
26:28 – Note 3’s benchmarking ‘adjustments’ inflate scores by up to 20%
30:51 – Judge tosses Apple motion, allows patent troll Lodsys to continue rampage
37:33 – GTA Online

The Great Suspender
– Extension for Chrome
– Unload, park, suspend tabs to reduce memory footprint of chrome.
Tabs can auto-suspend after a configurable period of time or be suspended manually. Tabs can be whitelisted to avoid automatic suspension. Suspended tabs are retained after closing and reopening browser, preventing many tabs from all reloading after a restart
– Saves memory and more importantly battery on laptops

Pocket Casts
– Great podcast app for Android and iOS
– Auto downloads, syncs between clients and a fantastic front end