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 Mysterious Studio 70!

Put your platform shoes on and head to the hottest spot on the Internet! Studio 70 is here Thursday 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. EST on MushroomFM and in all your fav music apps. Join me, Bonnie Mosen and Nan for two hours of the best songs from the seventies. In the second hour, we will air the very first CBS Radio Mystery Theater, “The Old Ones Are Hard to Kill”, so bring a cover to hide under and a broom to dance with and join the party.

The Old Snowman Radio Broadcast is being rePlayed

Back in 1999, some friends were starting an internet radio station, and they needed content. So, the Snowman, host of SnowWhiteFM here on the Mushroom, created a pre-recorded talk show to help fill the void. While exampels of the Snowman's production are plentiful throughout, the show was almost exclusively talk. But, it steared clear of divisive subjects like politics and religion. All voices heard during the show are that of the Snowman, including some very lively and animated exchanges.

Howlin’ Wolf: The Early Years 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.

Are you sitting comfortably?

Would you like to hear a story?

Are you sitting comfortably?

Then I’ll begin.

Once upon a time there was a little Irish girl who spent all her days chasing leprechauns. But wanting to do so much more.

Then one day she discovered she had the voice of an Angel and a real gift to entertain.

So she chased that dream all the way to mushroomFM.

Meanwhile at around the same time in Scotland only a few years, well decades earlier, a little boy grew up and all he did all day was to chase haggis.

But he too had dreams.

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


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