MobileTechRoundup 341: Of Apple Watches and Chromebook Pixels

Info from the Apple “Spring Forward” event plus a new Pixel reviewed (and bought!)

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MoTR 341 is 51 minutes long and is a 23.3 MB file in MP3 format.

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

LG won’t be outdone by the Moto 360, while the Coin universal payment card is delayed. And there’s a new Nook but it sorta looks old.

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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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MobileTechRoundup 319: Smartphones for every budget

From the Moto E to the Sony Xperia Z2, this week’s show covers it all.

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MoTR 319 is 70 minutes long and is a 62.7 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • Moto E in hand: Super first smartphone?
  • Xperia Z2: Super high end smartphone?
  • The iPhone 6 and its iPod touch design cues.
  • Speaking of Apple: they hired a senior PureView engineer. Wonder what that might bring to a future iPhone.
  • Microsoft is quickly bringing Windows 8 apps to Windows Phone: Reading List and Movie Moments, for example. 
  • Microsoft event this coming Tuesday: Does Microsoft need a Surface Mini? Should it run RT on ARM or Windows on Atom?
  • Still liking the Dell Venue Pro 8 but the Windows legacy continues. Multiple reboots when applying updates, for example, and at one point, Wi-Fi wouldn't turn on. You never see this with consumer tablets today.
  • Matt's wife won't give back the review Galaxy S5

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MobileTechRoundup 300

What’s on tap for the Verizon and Google events this week? We share our thoughts as well and discuss the HTC One mini, Lumia 925 and more.

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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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MobileTechRoundup podcast 298: Google Play Editions and Office for iPhone

On the podcast, Matt and Kevin discuss the pros & cons of Google Play Edition phones, BlackBerry sales, the Moto X and Office Mobile for iPhone.

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MoTR 298 is 61 minutes long and is a 52.8 MB file in MP3 format.

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TOPICS:

  • Google Play Editions aren't quite the perfect Android experience phones that many might have hoped.
  • What to make of BlackBerry's sales numbers? It is early yet, but I'm disappointed.
  • New Windows Phones for Sprint, but nobody seems happy. They're just not high end enough.
  • Thoughts on the Moto X leaks?
  • Office Mobile released for the iPhone

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MobileTechRoundup podcast 293: Facebook Home and Galaxy S 4 vs HTC One

After some time off, Kevin and Matt are back with hands on impressions of the Galaxy S 4 in comparison to the HTC One. Oh, and there’s a wee bit of Facebook Home talk — actually a bunch!

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MoTR 293 is 60 minutes long and is a 35.9 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • Roundup of the Facebook Home, HTC First news
  • Hands on with the Galaxy S 4
  • Why Matt ordered an HTC One Developer Edition
  • T-Mobile's new Simple Choice Uncarrier plans save Matt a bundle
  • T-Mobile finally gets the iPhone
  • Nokia Music+ comes to Windows 8 and RT
  • BIG Jambox gains mo' battery life… but only with iOS devices

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MobileTechRoundup 292: HTC One in hand and Galaxy S 4 thoughts

Matt’s first impressions on the HTC One review unit, Samsung Galaxy S 4 expectations and who’s buying a Chromebook Pixel?

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MoTR 292 is 71:30 minutes long and is a 44 MB file in MP3 format.

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TOPICS:

  • Matt has an HTC One, first impressions
  • What to expect from Samsung's press event this week
  • Matt’s Chomebook Pixel experience: Does it match Kevin’s?

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MobileTechRoundup 288

Hands on with the Acer W510, a Atom-based Windows 8 tablet, plus thoughts on the legality of cell phone unlocking.

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MoTR 288 is 57 minutes long and is a 34.5 MB file in MP3 format.

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TOPICS:

  • First thoughts of the Acer W510 Windows 8 tablet / dock. Build quality, specs, performance, usage.
  • Unlocking your phone is now illegal, although a carrier can still do it for you. Good, bad or just silly?
  • Galaxy Note 8.0: looks legit and interesting; particularly because of the speaker at the top. A small tablet with voice, perhaps.
  • Nokia Drive+ comes to other Windows Phones. Does this help Microsoft or Nokia?
  • Nokia announces Nokia Music+ subscription service for Lumia owners

  • Vine for iOS, Twitter video service

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