It’s all about applications on this episode of The Waves of Tech! Applications – how we use them, why we use them, and why we buy for them. We dive into our favorite latest and greatest apps across our multiple platforms. Ad-supported applications and in-app purchases are drawing plenty of debate across the industry so we take a stand on the practice.
Apple made the big headlines this week with their announcement of the Apple Watch and release of iOS 8.2. The Apple Watch is trying to make a huge splash in wearables, while tailoring to the business professional and the athletic types. Also, Netflix’s stock prices were affected by the news of Apple’s agreement with HBO Now. Their stock dropped 3% overnight. Finally, Curt Schilling made Twitter news with his defense taking to the defense of his daughter.
Internet activists cheered the 3-2 decision by the FCC to pursue regulated Internet Service Providers as a telecommunications company. The battle is just beginning in the telecommunications war. Another big headline is the continued growth of the Silicon Valley, a major headquarters hub for tech giants. Residents are shining a light on the downsides of continued growth in this areas. Also, we sadly report on the death of a young girl resulting after a spat on Facebook and the death of an 18-year old after a friend encouraged suicide via text messaging.
We start with discussing technological advancements in the sport of golf. Next, we venture down the path of the impact an Android-based podcast app may have in the podcasting industry. Amazon is in the news again. This time, the FAA may have hampered the future of drone delivery in the US with the recent set of draft rules. Finishing up the show, the media giants Comcast and Time Warner Cable were slapped with a $20 billion racial discrimination lawsuit.
On Episode 252 of The Waves of Tech, we talk about the endless possibilities associated with the recent news of the Radio Shack bankruptcy and store closures. Amazon, Sprint, and Google are rumored to be taking over the brick-and-mortars. We focus on a move the Postal Service is making in some regions of the nation in reaction to changes in communication methods. As we enter 2015, the FCC is posed to make a ruling on net neutrality. Their ruling will shape the future of Internet usage. Enjoy the show and continue to ride…the waves of tech!
On Episode 251 of The Waves of Tech, we come with a full set of tech topics and stories from the week. Here is a brief summary of the show. We examine the need for Apple Watch to be a big hit for Apple. The FCC is coming down hard on hotels that intentional block WiFi hotspots. Microsoft finally adds Outlook and other office products for iOS. Google Earth is no longer subscription based. And finally, Amazon Echo adds some new features. Enjoy the show and continue to ride…the waves of tech.