January 26, 2014

MobileTechRoundup 314: Have a slice of Pi with your tech history

Category: Podcast — Tags: , , , , , , , , – admin @ 12:41 pm

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MoTR 314 is 68 minutes long and is a 58 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • Google Play Movies / TV Shows on iOS – another reason you can live on iOS but still have a great Google experience.
  • Kevin has resurrected his Nexus One with Android 4.4.2!
  • Firefox OS coming to a tablet. Does it matter?
  • Surface Pro 2 faulty firmware fix is rolling out.
  • Nokia Normandy thoughts
  • Microsoft and Nokia financials: Surface success and Lumia failures
  • Beats launches another streaming music service
  • Mac's 30th birthday: What was your first one?

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January 12, 2014

MobileTechRoundup 313: The CES hangover

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MoTR 313 is 74 minutes long and is a 63.5 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • CES thoughts both from afar and on the floor.
  • 2 new Chrome OS devices at CES (Toshiba Chromebook and LG Chromebase)
  • Matt ordered a Chromebook!
  • Fitbit Force at CES: 82k steps and 37 miles this year! More important: Caller ID coming next month.
  • Samsung's new NotePro looks interesting: 12.2-inches with up to 4 apps on the screen at one time.
  • Kevin's tweet that reflects the changing times: ”At 2006 CES I used nothing but Intel-powered devices to cover the show. This year? 90% ARM devices. iPad Air w/LTE & Zagg Folio mostly.”
  • Nokia Lumia 520 is fun Nokia Music player and more. Related: Nokia Lumia Black rollout in the works.
  • T-Mobile Uncarrier 4: ETF, expanded LTE, new devices
  • Pebble Steel

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December 30, 2013

MobileTechRoundup 312: Simple gadgets may be the best

Category: Podcast — Tags: , – admin @ 9:35 am

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MoTR 312 is 71 minutes long and is a 62 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • What devices came and went over the past few weeks?
  • Early impressions of the Qualcomm Toq smartwatch. Nice hardware; software needs some work
  • The Fitbit Force is with Kevin
  • Google really needs to update the Pixel to the latest Haswell chips. For the same $1299, Kevin picked up a 13" MBP Retina which benchmarks faster in Chrome and gets 9 hours of battery (Pixel only gets 5-ish)
  • Speaking of Chromebooks, the HP 11 is back on sale! :)
  • CES: First time with no dedicated camera? iPhone 5 plus iPad Air is an all-in-one photo / video editing solution that's pretty solid based on my tests.
  • Matt tried Moto G for wife, returned and she is back to the HTC One Mini

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December 1, 2013

MobileTechRoundup 311: Matt’s iPad replacement is…..

Category: Podcast — Tags: , , , , , , , – admin @ 11:14 am

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MoTR 311 is 66:30 minutes long and is a 58.5 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • Nokia's Lumia 520 may be the best selling WP; New 525 doubles RAM. Kevin may buy a 520 for $50.
  • Matt scores one for the Chromebook crowd in the recent debate!
  • Acer C720P touchscreen Haswell-powered Chromebook announced. Still looking for the mid-tier device.
  • Wireless charging with the iPhone no longer requires a bulky case: Hello iQi!
  • What's with the Apple patent to refocus images after taking them? (Uh, Nokia and Lytro: are you watching?)
  • Nokia offers a free keyboard with the Lumia 2520: good deal!
  • Google Wallet cards are here. Will you use one?
  • Republic Wireless Moto X: Matt's new alternate carrier and device

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November 18, 2013

MobileTechRoundup 310: A first look at the Lumia 1520 and 2520

Category: Podcast — Tags: , , , , , , , – admin @ 7:50 am

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MoTR 310 is 74 minutes long and is a 62.3 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • Initial thoughts of the Sprint HTC One Max
  • Moto Maker launches across carriers, prices are $100 less than original
  • Moto G thoughts
  • Initial thoughts on Lumia 1520 and 2520, launching on AT&T this week
  • Apple and Google continue to provide enhanced iOS services (Google Music, Google Now)
  • The Pebble iOS connection destroys Pebble battery life
  • UP24 and 3.0 software announced for iOS
  • iPad Air and Nexus 5 come and gone for Matt

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November 10, 2013

MobileTechRoundup 309: iPad Air, Kindle Fire 8.9 HDX and the Nexus 5

Category: Podcast — admin @ 12:42 pm

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MoTR 398 is 84 minutes long and is a 67.2 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • Nexus 5 and KitKat 4.4 impressions.
  • First look at Amazon’s Kindle Fire 8.9 HDX
  • iPad Air (Kevin sold his Nexus 7 for this. WHAT?!?)
  • Thoughts on iPad keyboards: Targus and Zagg units in hand. 
  • Pebble announces iOS 7 support and SDK 2.0
  • LG G Pad 8.3 hands-on

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October 27, 2013

MobileTechRoundup 308: New iPad Air, a Nokia tablet and the HTC One Max

Category: Podcast — Tags: , , , , , , – admin @ 1:53 pm

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MoTR 308 is 60 minutes long and is a 58.1 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • Apple event and hands on with the iPad Air, iPad mini Retina Display
  • Related: T-Mobile's 200 MB of free monthly data could push some from a Wi-Fi to an LTE tablet
  • Acer C720 Chromebook in hand: better peformance and battery life, but screen and keyboard are meh
  • Surface 2: The hardware Surface RT should have had
  • Nokia 1520, 2520, and 1320 (not for the US)
  • Matt bought and returned two things since last show
  • HTC One Max: A blown up HTC One Mini, but not a bigger HTC One
  • BBM for iOS and Android finally released. Does number of downloads indicate how many will really use?
  • Blackberry releases 10.2 update: Is it too late for such a good update?

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October 13, 2013

MobileTechRoundup 307: Galaxy Note, Galaxy Gear and the HP Chromebook 11

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MoTR 307 is 72 minutes long and is a 61 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Gear and Galaxy Note 10.1: The power of the PEN! :)
  • Kevin got his unlocked iPhone 5s: Hard not to recommend this phone to anyone
  • HP Chromebook 11 – a really nice ARM-based Chrome OS experience for $279. BUT: There's a $249 Acer C720 with Haswell on the way.
  • Twitter for tablets…. or rather A tablet. :(
  • Samsung Galaxy Round: seems like a gimmick
  • Fitbit Force

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September 22, 2013

MobileTechRoundup 306: iOS 7, Google Wallet for all, iPhone 5s for some, BBM for none

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MoTR 306 is 65 minutes long and is a 58 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • More iOS 7 thoughts after some hands-on time
  • Matt stood in line on iPhone 5s day, but didn't buy an iPhone
  • CyanogenMod is a company – whoa!
  • Latest BB news. Big losses predicted, job cuts, out of the consumer market and BBM for iOS/Android gets pulled?
  • Google Wallet now for all Android and iOS, but still neutered by carriers
  • Ubuntu Touch coming out with Ubuntu 13.10 next month (may be worth a try)
  • iOS vs Android: touchscreen speed tests
  • Sprint joins the early upgrade trend, is it actually a good deal?

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September 15, 2013

MobileTechRoundup 305: iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and… Windows RT?

Category: Podcast — Tags: , , , , , , – admin @ 10:21 am

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MoTR 305 is 69 minutes long and is a 58.7 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • Hello iPhone 5S/5C and iOS 7!
  • Android on Nokia could have pushed the MSFT deal. Oh what might have been!
  • Kevin bought a Moga Pro controller and loves it!
  • With these new devices, why should RT even exist?
  • Hands-on thoughts with the LG G2
  • Xbox Music available for iOS and Android (Kevin is testing Google Play AA, iTunes Radio)

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