TechFan 395 – The Great Arcade ROM Caper

David is joined this week by irregular co-host, current Apple and former Atari employee Owen Rubin. The Samsung Galaxy Fold debacle is on their minds, as well and a mysterious ROM heist of a classic Atari arcade game from the 1980s….

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Samsung Galaxy Fold teardown removed from iFixit

After the Galaxy Fold breaks in the hands of reviewers, Samsung delays launch

Did a vigilante ROM leaker go too far to “preserve” a lost Atari ROM?

Owen’s video game stories

California Extreme 2019 – Classic Arcade Games Show

TechFan 390 – Hair Metal Podcast

Don’t let the picture fool you, we won’t be playing any 80s hair music on this show. We do discuss, briefly, the new Apple products, social media and the effort to curtail the sharing of murder videos, and Tim argues with David that almost no one cares that MySpace lost 12 years worth of music. Finally, Tim reviews Dirt and Glam Metal takes the spotlight in our WikiTrolling segment. 

Don’t let the picture fool you, we won’t be playing any 80s hair music on this show. We do discuss, briefly, the new Apple products, social media and the effort to curtail the sharing of murder videos, and Tim argues with David that almost no one cares that MySpace lost 12 years worth of music. Finally, Tim reviews Dirt and Glam Metal takes the spotlight in our WikiTrolling segment. 

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Links:
Glam metal on Wikipedia
MySpace admits losing 12 years’ worth of music uploads
Social media sites struggle to contain video of New Zealand shooting

TechFan 385 – Berry Good

Tim has been brought down by a virus (biological, not computer!) so David is here alone this week. After followup about FaceBook, AT&T and Apple’s enterprise developer programme he discusses Eero’s acquisition, stupid TV hosts, iPhone SE rubbish and BlackBerry is the wiki trolling topic this week.

Sprint sues AT&T over 5G branding

FaceBook anti-trust problems in Germany

Amazon acquires Eero

Abuse of Apple’s “Enterprise” apps

Stupid Fox News host

Dumb iPhone SE uses

Wikitrolling – BlackBerry Ltd

TechFan 379 – iPhone Slow Down

Apple announces lower than expected iPhone sales, and blames China, tariffs, and cheap iPhone battery replacement. Tim and David take an entire episode deep dive to look at the problems.

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Links:
Apple’s Biggest Problem? My Mom
Apple knows the age of yearly iPhone upgrades is over
NYNE Punch Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speakers 
OWC Acquires Akitio – Maker of Premium External Storage Products

TechFan Episode 377 – Better Gifts Than You Got

Tim almost blinds himself, while David remembers getting his eye burned out. What gadget should you buy? We have ideas for you! Plus Soulja Boy is a bonehead, more deployable Samsung antics, Apple iOS 10.1.2 is bricking connections, and our favorite gifts from childhood. 

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Links:
Macsales.com – OWC Drive Dock
Soulja Boy now sells his own (sketchy) video game consoles
Apple iOS 12.1.2 Has A Serious Problem
Instant Pot
ODROID-GO
Harry Potter Wand Coding Kit
Fire HD 8 Tablet
Epson Perfection V39 Color Photo & Document Scanner 
Toy found!

TechFan 366 – Keyboarding Amazon 3G

Tim and David discuss AppleWatch, Amazon’s product reveals, Nintendo Switch Online, and new keyboards. Plus, the iPhone 3G is the focus for our WikiTrolling segment.

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