Podcast Episode 05

In the fifth episode of At Random we take a look at some exciting and upcoming tech announcements. With a first look at Windows 8, some discussion about the upcoming Chromebook and a chat about iCloud and iOS 5, we’re all about software in this show. You can also catch our app reviews of Stupidness 2, TradePub.com and RunKeeper.

Listen to Episode 05 of At Random

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First Look at Windows 8

Following Microsoft’s release of the first developer diary video of their upcoming OS cunningly codenamed “Windows 8″, we thought we’d take a look at what the new OS might have to offer for both the touch screen and classic user experience.

Google Chromebook

Google recently announced their new Chromebook laptops that will deliver a cloud-based user experience. The Chromebook will be available for a monthly fee, with no large upfront cost to the user. Find out more about the Chromebook.

Mobile App Reviews

Stupidness 2 for iPhone: Test your IQ level with the stupidness 2 game! Think and figure out your way quickly through the impossible stages! Get your friends and family to try it out and have some laughs over it.

TradePub.com for iPad (Free): TradePub.com for iPad offers busy professionals a simple yet effective way of staying informed of developments in their industry. Browse through the extensive library of free resources, download unlimited selections, and save to the PDF app of your choice.

RunKeeper for iPhone (Free): RunKeeper uses the GPS technology found in the iPhone to track your fitness activity, giving you comparable results to an expensive GPS watch. Now, you can also enter your activities manually, including your treadmill runs too!

iCloud / iOS 5

Following apple’s latest announcements at the WWDC, we take a look at what iCloud and iOS 5 have to offer, while also considering the future of cloud computing, and whether storing a local cache of your file tree will win or lose against a completely online solution.

PGP – Pretty Good Privacy

We review the technology behind Pretty Good Privacy and discuss why this technology which could add to our email security and online messaging experience hasn’t become commonplace after 20 years. Read more about PGP here.

Outro

Thanks for listening to AtRandom. We’d love to hear from you about what you thought of our show. AtRandom is still an evolving show and we’d love to hear back from the bits you liked and think we could improve upon. If you have any topics that you’d us to discuss, or you’d like to discuss with us, please send us an email at show@atrandom.org.

John Wordsworth

All round geek and gamer with extensive experience developing for the web and mobile platforms. Having spent far too many years in education acquiring a PhD in Applied Mathematics, John is now looking to keep up the fun by developing apps and games.

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