Episode Notes

Ken is still on his holidays and Emily is away, but Steve, Guillermo and Anu are here to catch up on the headlines from the last few weeks, including Blackberry, Google News, Instagram, WhatsApp, The (awful) Interview, Xiaomi, Apple policy changes, CES, new phones from Samsung and Microsoft, Google Translate, North Korea, Office for Android, and our recommendations!

​Show Notes:

Back to basics for Blackberry

Google News closes in Spain

Instragram purges fake accounts

Instagram now worth 35b

WhatsApp – 700m users and 30b messages daily

The Interview makes $15m

Xiaomi sells big in 2014

Apple now offers refunds in Europe within 14 days

Apple pays out big time to devs

Apple’s charging of VAT in the EU


Intel releases Broadwell chips

Samsung finally releases a Tizen phone

Microsoft makes Windows Phone more affordable with new Lumia 435 and 532

Google rolling out major update to Translator app

Apple pushes iOS 8.2 beta 4 to developers

North Korea’s OS X clone is now available to the public

Office for Android tablets preview now available to download

Jaasta E ink keyboard changes with your computer applications + languages

– Site recommendation: Lynda

– App recommendation: Deliveries

– App recommendation: Duet Display (Mac/iPad)