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End your week with the latest in tech news with some great tunes thrown in. That’s how we roll on The Daily Fibre.

Apple has reported its quarterly earnings. The numbers are awesome, and the numbers are concerning, depending on how you read them. We bring you analysis.

Amazon has reported as well, and Alexa growth is off the charts.

The Uber iOS app just became a bunch less useful, and no one’s clear why.

Now you see it, now you don’t. Telegram vanishes from the App Store, then returns.

Start your February the Fibrous way with The Daily Fibre

On Thursday’s edition of The Daily Fibre, Amazon Alexa lands in Australia and New Zealand, with not all pre-orders shipping out on-time. In the US, Echo gets a very cool new feature for Android users. And you know that pre-Super Bowl Alexa teaser we played a couple of days ago? We can now tell you what it means, or more to the point, doesn’t mean.

Apple’s quarterly earnings call is tomorrow. Will we be able to find out how well iPhone X is doing? We explain how you’ll keep your shiny new HomePod current.

Microsoft has some cool new software updates for iOS.

It's a bumper edition of The Daily Fibre for Wednesday

In today’s Daily Fibre, iOS is hella buggy, and apparently, senior Apple execs know it. Multiple sources indicate attempts are being made to turn it around.

We learn about more cool new features coming to iOS 11.3.

What really happened to cause that Hawaii missile alert to be sent out? The FCC has been investigating.

The UK snooper’s charter gets a rebuke from the courts.

Aira seeks to make the Super Bowl, including the ads, accessible to all, not just Aira subscribers.

Are fitness trackers a security risk to the military?

Coming up on Tuesday's The Daily Fibre

Could Alexa be getting a new voice, at least in the USA? A teaser ad ahead of the Super bowl suggests Alexa might be due for a major makeover. We play the ad, and discuss what might be coming. There’s also more info about HomePod, which may not be selling as well as Apple had anticipated.

If you have a Lenovo computer with a fingerprint reader and not running Windows 10, it may be at risk. We tell you what you need to know and how to patch it.

Could the US Government build a 5G network to protect Americans against foreign hacking? Should it?

Coming up on Monday's edition of The Daily Fibre

On Mushroom FM’s technology magazine show, The Daily Fibre, more on Spectre and meltdown. If your computer is rebooting spontaneously after you applied the patch, Microsoft can help you revert.

A new report claims that up to 15% of Twitter users are bots, many of which are spreading mischief. We learn how easy it is to purchase fake followers, and about vociferous bot retweeting of Donald Trumps tweets just ahead of the election.

Don't miss your Friday dose of the Daily Fibre

On the Friday edition of Mushroom FM’s technology magazine show, The Daily Fibre, new public betas from Apple, and we reveal more that’s tucked away in iOS 11.3.

There’s a lot about voice controlled speakers today, HomePod pre-order day in Australia, the UK and the US. Sonos would rather you ordered a couple of their gadgets instead, which offer key functions HomePod will lack at launch.

With Alexa due to hit NZ and Australian shores on 1 February, the preliminaries are underway. We bring you up to speed.

There are more listener recommendations of Alexa skills.

Get your Thursday dose of Daily Fibre

Before that new smell even wore off iOS 11.2.5, Apple’s pushing ahead with a developer release of iOS 11.3, and boy, is it packed with some significant new features. Thursday’s Daily Fibre brings you a comprehensive summary of what’s coming.

Not to be left out of the fun, Microsoft has a new Insider build of Windows, and is MacOS preparing to follow iOS with a bold change?

The Spectre and meltdown patch has, well, melted down, as Spectre continues to haunt the IT industry.

In an extraordinary turn of events, a Nokia smart scale just got dumber. Learn why.

Be sure to get your Wednesday dose of Daily Fibre

Thank you for all the amazing feedback we’re getting on our new tech magazine show, The Daily Fibre. It’s nice to know it’s appreciated and making a difference.

On the next show, it’s HomePod, Tim, , but not as we were expecting it. Apple is about to release it’s delayed HomePod speaker in three countries, but without all the functionality promised last June. We’ve scoured the newswires and have a comprehensive roundup of all you need to know.

There’s loads of listener feedback on issues including wireless charging, Echo skills, Bard during Government shutdowns and more.

Don't miss out on your Daily Fibre

The Daily Fibre is Mushroom FM’s technology magazine show, heard every week day at 3 AM and Pm Eastern, 8 AM and PM in the UK, 9 PM and AM in New Zealand, 7 PM and AM in Eastern Australia.

On the next episode, Amazon opens a supermarket with virtually no human staff, what will it mean for blind people who want to shop at brick and mortar stores?

Has your social media been a bit quiet? The Federal Government shutdown in the US may be to blame.

Finally, Apple’s HomePod is very close. we take a sneak peak at some of its features.

Coming up on the inaugural edition of The Daily Fibre

Join me, Jonathan Mosen, as I scour the technology news sources, take your tech comments and questions, play a bit of great music, put it all together, and bring you the first edition of our new technology magazine show, The Daily Fibre.

Coming up on the first edition, a serious backdoor has been detected in a network attached storage device. If you have the device affected, this one is so easy to exploit that anyone can do it, and you need to patch it immediately. Join me as we discuss what backdoors are, what this one does, and how you can fix it.

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