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.

Touring the Alphabet on the Early Years

Unfortunately, this week Steve Cutway is not going to be able to bring you the Early Years. So, scraping the bottom of the barrel, Mushroom FM has dug up Bruce Toews to sit in the air chair in steve's place.

Join Bruce Toews for the best music from the 50s and 60s this week on The Early Years

That's right. Your regular intrepid host is under the weather and can't talk. (It's a good job my computer can.) So Bruce Toews has graciously consented to come out of semi-retirement 2 weeks early and host this week's Early Years. Bruce will be hosting four shows while I'm cruising the Caribbean Sea, the Panama Canal and the Pacific Ocean; so I'm particularly grateful for his help this week. Hopefully, I'll feel up to doing next week's show before I go.
So please join Bruce and make him feel welcome on The Early Years, tonight

Rough Guides and Smooth Grooves this Week on Come by the Hills!

Grooves? Well, alright, so I'm borrowing a bit from Paul Simon perhaps, but I think that Celtic music is groovy, so if you're tired of kicking down the cobble-stones and aren't getting anywhere talking to lamp-posts, and if you're looking for good solid folky fare, then tune in this week for Come by the Hills! I've recently purchased a few of the "Rough Guide" compilations and so have infused my Celtic collection with some interesting artists I have never heard before. We've got our usual features back again this week, and well, it'll just be a fun time, I tell you.

Marvin Phillips this week on The Juke In The Back

The Juke In The Back” focuses on the “soul that came before rock n’ roll,” the records that inspired Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and countless others.

The lights are on at the Mushroom Cap Lounge!

Join Jeff Molzow and Don Delorme TONIGHT! for the Mushroom Cap Lounge broadcast exclusively on #mushroomfm. In our first hour, we'll share a story about an over eager eating champion, along with some interesting facts from this week in history. During our second hour, we'll have a couple of movie reviews including Commuter and Unstoppable. You might even say that we are well trained for this... And during our 3rd hour, we'll be counting down the music from the year 1969. Of course, we'll be serving up the best music from the 50's 60's and 70's, along with some silly novelty tunes.

What's Happening on Only the 80s This Week?

Hello Listeners

I would love it if you could join me, Anne Cosgrove for Only the 80s on Saturday at 4 pm eastern, that’s 9 pm in the UK.

All the usual features will be there for your entertainment, these include:

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.


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