November 10, 2014

MobileTechRoundup 332: Nexus 9 and a round smartwatch shootout

Category: Podcast — admin @ 6:23 am

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MoTR 332 is 77 minutes long and is a 66.7 MB file in MP3 format.

HOSTS: Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia)

TOPICS:

  • The Motorola Droid Turbo has a beastly battery
  • More time with the Microsoft Band
  • Hello Jawbone UP Move and UP3
  • Nexus 9: Nice but too costly?
  • Office goes free for editing on mobiles
  • LG G Watch R vs Moto 360

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November 2, 2014

MobileTechRoundup 331: Nexus 6, Microsoft Band and Sony Xperia Z3 in hand

Category: Podcast — admin @ 4:26 pm

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MoTR 331 is 52 minutes long and is a 48 MB file in MP3 format.

HOSTS: Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia)

TOPICS:

  • A morning with the Nexus 6, 9, Android TV and Sony Smartwatch 3
  • Matt bought a Sony Xperia Z3
  • Early impressions of the Microsoft Band

Note: Apologies for Kevin’s sound quality; his Microsoft Band didn’t remind him to record using an external mic! ;)

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October 19, 2014

MobileTechRoundup 330: No new iPads for us, but the Nexus 9 sounds interesting

Category: Podcast — admin @ 5:15 pm

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MoTR 330 is 89 minutes long and is a 64.7 MB file in MP3 format.

HOSTS: Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia)

TOPICS:

  • Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 are finally here!
  • New (and sorta old) iPads
  • Impressions of the HTC RE and HTC Desire Eye
  • BlackBerry Passport has surprised Matt by how good it is
  • Hands on with the Galaxy Note 4

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October 5, 2014

MobileTechRoundup 329: Our iPhone 6, 6 Plus return period is over

Category: Podcast — admin @ 10:14 am

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MoTR 329 is 64 minutes long and is a 52.3 MB file in MP3 format.

HOSTS: Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia)

TOPICS:

  • Hands on with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
  • BlackBerry Passport gets 200k pre-orders. Will it save the company?
  • Sony has an event next week: Will the US get the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact?
  • A 5.92-inch Nexus 6? Ouch!
  • Huawei Ascend Mate 7 initial thoughts
  • Pebble price cuts and background tracking added
  • HTC Butterfly 2 and rumor of HTC Eye next week

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September 14, 2014

MobileTechRoundup 328: All about the Apple iPhone 6, 6 Plus, and Apple Watch

Category: Podcast — Tags: , , , – admin @ 11:44 am

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MoTR 328 is 81 minutes long and is a 65.3 MB file in MP3 format.

HOSTS: Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia)

TOPICS:

  • So what was the Apple event like?
  • iPhone 6 v. iPhone 6 Plus
  • Apple Pay will help Google Wallet, so thanks!
  • Did Apple make a compelling reason for the Apple Watch?

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September 7, 2014

MobileTechRoundup 327: New Moto X, G, 360; Xperias; Note 4; and Lumias. Oh my!

Category: Podcast — admin @ 2:23 pm

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MoTR 327 is 73:10 minutes long and is a 63.3 MB file in MP3 format.

HOSTS: Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia)

TOPICS:

  • Moto event: New X, G, the 360 and a few accessories
  • Sony Xperia Z3 and Compact
  • Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge
  • Lumia Denim update along with the Nokia 730, 735 and 830
  • Apple iPhone 6 event preview

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August 24, 2014

MobileTechRoundup 326: LG is winding up Android Wear with a round watch of its own

Category: Podcast — kevintofel @ 5:04 pm

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MoTR 326 is 58:25 minutes long and is a 49.9 MB file in MP3 format.

HOSTS: Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia)

TOPICS:

  • Look out Moto 360: LG has an all round Android Wear watch coming
  • Did you order a Coin unversal payment card? It’s delayed
  • HTC One M8 gets Windows Phone. Will people choose it over the Android version?
  • Samsung and B&N announce new Nook
  • Crazy phone September: Note 4, Moto X+1, iPhone 6
  • HP Stream: Can Windows compete with a Chromebook?

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August 10, 2014

MobileTechRoundup 325: Windows Phone still has a few surprises left

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MoTR 325 is 68:45 minutes long and is a 61.8 MB file in MP3 format.

HOSTS: Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia)

TOPICS:

  • Windows Phone 8.1 update 1 brings potential for a wider range of devices
  • Windows Phone Store passes 300,000 apps. Matt keeps using his Lumia 1520, 8.1 and Cyan help make it possible.
  • Moto X+1 leaked benchmarks suggest Snapdragon 801 – looks like this will not be another phone with mid-range specs.
  • Timex Ironman watch with 3G data – what a MotoActv successor should have been?
  • Amazon Fire Phone – not even a spark of interest from either of us
  • HP SlateBook 14 – want Android in a laptop? That’ll be $430, thank you.
  • Apple likely to announced iPhone 6 on 9 September

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July 20, 2014

MobileTechRoundup 324: Is Kindle Unlimited a good deal?

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MoTR 324 is 62:45 minutes long and is a 53.8 MB file in MP3 format.

HOSTS: Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia)

TOPICS:

  • Microsoft to fire lots of people, kill Nokia X Android
  • What phones has Matt bought and sold? (I saw the BB go on Swapa)
  • Lumia 635 in hand; more on the Lumia 930
  • Kindle Unlimited: Good deal or no?
  • Kevin's phone comparison spreadsheet: apps and services
  • LG G3 Beat: a "mini" G3 that's cut down in specs. Seems like the Xperia Z1 Compact is the only small version of a flagship
  • GoTenna sounds interesting: direct phone connection up to 50 miles even without service.

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July 13, 2014

MobileTechRoundup 323: Lumia 930 and Ascend Mate2 are a nice pair

Category: Podcast — Tags: , , , , , – admin @ 4:49 pm

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MoTR 323 is 57 minutes long and is a 48.7 MB file in MP3 format.

HOSTS: Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia)

TOPICS:

  • Lumia 930 plus Windows Phone 8.1 = superb experience
  • Related: Android apps on Windows – good idea or not needed?
  • Huawei Ascend Mate2 is a good deal at $299 off-contract
  • Matt buys a BlackBerry Z30 and BBM for Windows Phone is here
  • Android Wear gets apps.

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