Plenty of news from the tech world this week. We follow up on some recent stories, answer a listener question about taking photos on Safari (not the web browser, the thing with animals in Africa), discuss what is new from Microsoft and Google, and so much more.
Make sure to join the Notnerd Facebook Group and let us know how you tech better. We’re also looking for your ProTips and Picks of the Week.
Show Notes and Links:
- Bird builds a better scooter and offers delivery in select cities (00:55)
- Amazon removing bonuses and stock offers for $15 minimum wage. Employees making over $15 get $1 raise (02:30)
- Nielsen study on smart speaker usage (04:00)
- Beauty and Charge gate update (05:45)
- Fortnite on iOS hits $300 million in revenue in 200 days (06:50)
- Dave’s Pro Tip of the Week: Listener Question (07:10)
- I’m going on a safari in Africa but don’t want to bring a camera with a telephoto lens. Is there an attachment to my iPhone 8 that would be of similar quality that I could purchase that y’all would recommend? –Lu
- 20x iPhone Telephoto addon
- Moment Lenses
- Point and Shoot Camera
- From Todd: Apple and Amazon deny the Bloomberg tiny chip article (14:35)
- Why some people didn’t get the “President’s” text message (16:40)
- Everything Microsoft Announced at its event – Microsoft Pulled Windows 10 1809 update due to issues (17:40)
- Google Announcement October 9th – updated with what they announced (21:50)
- Piracy on the rise as exclusive content gets expensive – Ad-supported streaming options gaining popularity (24:15)
- Bonus Odd Take: LG W7 Smartwatch has analog physical watch hands (28:40)
- Picks of the Week:
- Dave: Amazon Underground (31:10)
- Nate: Scannr (35:00)
- iTunes Review of the Week (37:10)
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