MobileTechRoundup 343: Apple Watch videos, Surface 3 arrives, Galaxy S6 Edge stays

Apple Watch UI details, decision time between two phones and hello, Surface 3.

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MoTR 343 is 68 minutes long and is a 32.3 MB file in MP3 format.

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

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MobileTechRoundup 342: Are two new flagship phones worth one Chromebook Pixel?

Hands on with the HTC One M9 and Galaxy S6 Edge, plus thoughts on new Apple Watch apps and the Fitbit Charge HR

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MoTR 342 is 58 minutes long and is a 27 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • Matt’s decision to keep or return the Chromebook Pixel?
  • HTC One M9 or Samsung Galaxy S6 (or maybe neither)?
  • Oh, and HTC has a phablet too: Hello HTC One E9+
  • Windows 10 test build expands to nearly all Lumias
  • The first Apple Watch apps are here, even if the watch isn’t
  • Fitbit Surge is getting better

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MobileTechRoundup 340: MWC recap and Apple Watch preview

HTC One M9, Galaxy S6 Edge and more from MWC as we prepare for the Apple Watch launch.

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MoTR 340 is 66 minutes long and is a 79.6 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • All about the HTC One M9, Grip and Vive
  • Hands on with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
  • Nice watches: Huawei Watch and LG Watch Urbane
  • Why we both backed the Pebble Time
  • Apple Watch final predictions and the story that will be told
  • New Microsoft mid-rangers look nice: Lumia 640 and 640XL

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MobileTechRoundup 339: Lumia 830 here now, MWC coming soon

Before the big Mobile World Congress show, we discuss our expectations and share hands on with the Lumia 830.

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MoTR 339 is 69 minutes long and is a 41 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • Matt bought a new phone this week; the affordable flagship
  • Lollipop on the HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy S5
  • What we’re expecting at MWC
  • Hands-on with Fitbit Charge HR and Surge
  • Samsung buys LoopPay; what happens to Wallet and will Samsung license LoopPay to its competitors?

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MobileTechRoundup 338: The Super Bowl edition

Matt’s still not sure about his Xperia Z3, we discuss Windows 10 and how Google Now could be your future home screen

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MoTR 338 is 53 minutes long and is a 63.6 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • What phone is Matt using now – the Xperia Z3 is still in the mix
  • Should Samsung pull TouchWiz out from its Android builds?
  • 74.5M people can’t be wrong: Big phones are hot sellers.
  • Thoughts on Windows 10 on phones and tablets
  • Outlook on iOS and Android is quite good
  • Apple Watch arrives in April
  • Google Now gets 3rd party app support. Yippee!

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MobileTechRoundup 337: Sony this and Sony that!

Sony phones, tablets, watches and portable music players; oh my!

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MoTR 337 is 56:45 minutes long and is a 65 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • Coming and going with the Sony Z3 – why is Matt selling, er keeping it?
  • Hello Sony Walkman A17
  • Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact hands-on
  • Google Glass changes
  • Windows 10 event this week: What’s in it for phones, tablets and more?
  • Lumia Denim rolling out: Too bad Matt sold his 1520 🙂
  • HTC sends out notice to its 1 March event

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MobileTechRoundup 336: Back from CES

Back from CES with the latest mobile news

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MoTR 336 is 64 minutes long and is a 76.3 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • Why Android works better than iOS for Matt
  • Motorola adds 64GB Pure Edition Moto X (and the Nexus 6 is the Moto X Pro)
  • LG announces the LG G Flex 2 at CES
  • Garmin announces more fitness devices at CES
  • Withings Activite Pop
  • Sony SmartWatch 3 gets better with steel Kevin’s RunKeeper experience)
  • Acer’s new Chromebook 15
  • Flurry report: Apple dominates holiday activations

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MobileTechRoundup 335: 8 years and still going strong

Rounding out nearly 8 years of the show with some smartwatch news, picks for device of the year and hopes for 2015!

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MoTR 335 is 65 minutes long and is a 79.1 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • Running with the SW3 – RK with GPS vs Ghostracer
  • Quick take on the Plantronics Backbeat Fit wireless headphones
  • Google Fit experiences (mixed at best so far)
  • Pebble update adds Android Wear functionality
  • BlackBerry Classic: what is it and who is it for?
  • Android Auto in the car. Good or bad idea?
  • Our choices for device of the year
  • What do we expect in 2015?

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MobileTechRoundup 334: Moar Smartwatch 3 and a side of Nexus

More usage thoughts of the Smartwatch 3, Matt’s impressions of the Nexus 6 and a cheap Fire Phone

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MoTR 334 is 61 minutes long and is a 51.8 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • More Sony Smartwatch 3 thoughts
  • Nexus 6 recap from Matt
  • What happened to the Nexus 9 LTE?
  • Once you move to iOS 8.1.1, there’s no going back
  • Amazon Fire phone sale came and went
  • Sonim XP7 extreme

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MobileTechRoundup 333: A trio of smartwatches and the Galaxy Note Edge

Three watches to discuss, along with a hands on of the Galaxy Note Edge and new tablet news from unlikely suspects.

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MoTR 333 is 67 minutes long and is a 57 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • Pebble gets full notification support on Android
  • How about that Sony Smartwatch 3 with GPS/WiFi
  • Apple Watch WatchKit SDK is available in beta
  • Sorry Nexus 6, the Moto X 2014 will be Kevin’s next phone
  • All about the Galaxy Note Edge and that side display
  • Nokia. N1. Android.
  • Jolla’s got a tablet too

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