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 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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September 22, 2013

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

Category: Podcast — Tags: , , , , , , – admin @ 6:00 pm

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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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August 4, 2013

MobileTechRoundup 302: Moto X in hand, Office Mobile for Android lands

Category: Podcast — Tags: , , , , , , – admin @ 9:37 am

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MoTR 302 is 63:45 minutes long and is a 53.8 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • Moto X launch, hands on impressions
  • Matt returned one Nokia for another and made a carrier switch
  • Android 4.3 may speed up laggy old Nexus 7s
  • Nexus 7 winner announced!
  • Office Mobile for Android released
  • Experiences with HTC One Mini
  • Ubuntu Edge
  • HP Slatebook X2 looks decent for those wanting an Android tablet/laptop hybrid

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July 28, 2013

MobileTechRoundup 301: Nexus 7, Chromecasting, new Droids and Lumia 1020

Category: Podcast — Tags: , , , , , , , – admin @ 9:53 am

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MoTR 301 is 70 minutes long and is a 59.2 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • Chromecast: a great $35 impulse buy that should get better with age
  • The new Nexus 7
  • Wireless charging woes
  • 2012 Nexus 7 giveaway!
  • How about that Lumia 1020?
  • HTC 8XT for Sprint is a solid device
  • Three new Droids announced for Verizon

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July 22, 2013

MobileTechRoundup 300

Category: Podcast — Tags: , , , , , , – kevintofel @ 6:43 am

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MoTR 300 is 67 minutes long and is a 57.3 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • Thanks to the listeners for supporting us through 300 shows!
  • Google event this week: What's on tap? Android 4.3, Nexus 7, maybe some Chrome OS bits?
  • VZ event this week: New line up of Droids
  • Microsoft takes a big hit (not in a good way) with Surface RT.
  • Hands on with the HTC One Mini
  • Matt bought a new phone (Lumia 925) and is playing with another (Xperia Z)
  • Early upgrade plans compared
  • How to download Google Maps for iOS


contributed by user: palmsolo@gmail.com on date: 2013-07-21 13:02:00 GMT

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May 19, 2013

MobileTechRoundup podcast 296: It’s Google-icious!

Category: Podcast — Tags: , , , , – admin @ 2:17 pm

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MoTR 296 is 65 minutes long and is a 42.1 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • All about Google I/O 2013:

    • Brilliant strategy to update Android without a new Android version
    • I got to try Google Glass. :)
    • Synchronized notfications
    • Google music subscription
    • Google Games service
    • Maps update (it's awesome on the Pixel
    • Google+ update and Google Voice Search improvements (it understands pronouns for contextual discussions)
    • Google Edition Galaxy S 4
    • Hangouts app
  • BlackBerry Live: BBM for iOS / Android and the Q5 announced
  • Lumia 928 in the house.
  • Matt's on the way to CTIA

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March 18, 2012

MobileTechRoundup 263

Category: Podcast — Tags: , , , , , , , – admin @ 4:40 pm

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MoTR 263 is 61:30 minutes long and is a 51.5 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • Early iPad thoughts and impressions. Worth the upgrade?
  • Verizon iPad LTE works on AT&T's 3G network – nifty!
  • T-Mobile Blaze 4G
  • Does Google need a 7-inch Nexus Tablet?
  • Matt upgrades to HC on the HTC Flyer
  • Android 4.0 upgrades: Samsung and HTC

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