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Download This Show is your weekly guide to the world of media, culture, and technology. From social media to gadgets, streaming services to privacy issues. Each week Marc Fennell and a team of people far smarter than him (his words, not ours) take a fun deep dive into how technology is reshaping our lives.

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Download This Show is your weekly guide to the world of media, culture, and technology. From social media to gadgets, streaming services to privacy issues. Each week Marc Fennell and a team of people far smarter than him (his words, not ours) take a fun deep dive into how technology is reshaping our lives.

    Is BeReal really that real?

    Is BeReal really that real?

    A new image website set up to try and capture an authentic, unfiltered snapshot of a user's life is finding a global user base. Could it be the future of social media?
    Plus, Australian investors have been left with nothing as cryptocurrency giant Celsius goes bankrupt.

    And the US city fighting back against surveillance.

    Guests

    Ariel Bogle, ABC Technology Reporter

    Michael Cowling, Associate Professor in Information and Communication Technology at CQUniversity Australia

    • 28 min
    Why Instagram had to keep up with the Kardashians

    Why Instagram had to keep up with the Kardashians

    Instagram has reversed some changes to the app following a backlash that saw influencer royalty Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian turning on the platform.
    Plus, TikTok stands up to the Chinese government by refusing to host a disguised account.

    And why we'll be seeing fewer "unicorns" and more "zebras" in a post-lock down world.

    Guests

    Sam Koslowski, Co-founder of the Daily Aus

    Manal al-Sharif, Author and presenter of the Tech 4 Evil podcast

    • 28 min
    You wouldn't steal ... a Netflix movie? The return of piracy

    You wouldn't steal ... a Netflix movie? The return of piracy

    An Instagram redesign has left thousands of people wondering where their friends went. What does this new direction mean for the app?
    Plus the surplus of streaming services has led to a renaissance in video piracy. Can it be stopped?
    And could Snapchat's ambition and ideas lead to it's resurrection?

    Guests

    Cam Wilson, associate editor at Crikey

    Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson, News Corp National Technology Editor

    • 28 min
    What do the Uber files really tell us?

    What do the Uber files really tell us?

    A global investigation has revealed how Uber secretly lobbied governments across the world on its rise to ridesharing supremacy. What can we learn from the leak?
    Plus, could a partnership between Netflix and Microsoft create a new model for online advertising.

    And are TikTok "kindness videos" really that kind?

    Guests

    Ariel Bogle, ABC Technology Reporter

    Reinhardt Sosin, co-host of the Tech 4 Evil podcast

    • 28 min
    Managing your digital life after death? There's an app for that.

    Managing your digital life after death? There's an app for that.

    Death is unavoidable, but can technology play a role in making it easier for those who love you to remember you? 
    We discuss the range of apps and services that can help you leave messages, and plan out your social media accounts after you die. 

    Plus, the saga of one of the worlds richest men and twitter and why it could send them both to court in Delaware.

    And all you need to know about avoiding injury when doing a viral dance challenges on TikTok.

    Guests

    Angharad Yeo, presenter and journalist

    Meg Coffey, Managing Director, Coffey & Tea

    • 28 min
    The transhumanism episode

    The transhumanism episode

    Technology has created countless problems for humankind. Some, like global warming, or nuclear weapons, pose an existential threat. On today's episode, two transhumanists make the case for technology as the solution to our problems, but human life could be irrevocably changed in the process.
    Guests

    Elise Bohan, Senior Research Scholar at the University of Oxford's Future of Humanity Institute and author of Future Superhuman: Our transhuman lives in a make-or-break century

    Peter Xing, Cofounder of Transhumanism Australia and Digital & Data Solutions Lead at KPMG

    • 28 min

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Oh here is one for you what or how do I access my photos on my iPhone and windows with out emailing myself the photos ? Thanks

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