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#4: I Regret My Endorsement of You

October 6th, 2014 · 75 minutes

This week Jason and Myke start off the show with a discussion about terrible social networks, before attacking follow-up on Dropbox replacements, data security and streaming services. Other topics this week include Apple Pay and the Pebble.

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Links and Show Notes

Path will pay $800,000 in FTC settlement over privacy controversy | The Verge
Andy Baio's Post About Ello | waxpancake
Stephen Hackett on Twitter: "@imyke @jsnell I believe Google Now supports voice training for activation."
Russell Ivanovic on Twitter: "@ismh @imyke @jsnell Moto X even allows a custom phrase. Never had it activate by accident and its on 24/7 ;)"
Christoph Backöfer on Twitter: "@jsnell @imyke iPlayer shows are super time-limited. Netflix UK has a lot of BBC content that iPlayer does not."
BBC iPlayer now gives you a month to catch up on programmes
5by5 | The Prompt #20: TAKE ACTION
Online-only files and files available offline - Windows Help
Space Monkey | Beyond the Cloud
Monkeys and apes in space - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Unbound—A Dropbox Photos App for iPad and iPhone
WiFi SD Cards: Eyefi Memory Cards: Wireless Photo and Video Uploads from your Camera to your Computer & the Web | Eyefi
Four new Adam Sandler movies are coming exclusively to Netflix | The Verge
Happy Gilmore (1996) - IMDb
A New 'Star Trek' Series Might Be In The Works At Netflix
Marvel Bringing Four Shows to Netflix Starting With Daredevil; Building to ‘The Defenders’ Event - /Film
Your Daily Lex » October 1, 2014: Your Daily Jason Snell
Six Colors: In an Uber all graphite and glitter
What Amazon, iTunes, and Uber teach us about Apple Pay - O'Reilly Radar
Square pulls unsuccessful Square Wallet, tries again with new mobile payments app | The Verge
Six Colors - Jason Snell on Apple, technology, and other geeky stuff
Pebble Smartwatch | Smartwatch for iPhone & Android
Pebble drops prices by $50 and adds continuous fitness tracking
Connected - Relay FM