MobileTechRoundup 317: Android Wear kicks off smartwatch March Madness!

An Android Wear recap and what it means to an Apple iWatch plus a new (sorta) Surface 2

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MoTR 317 is 68 minutes long and is a 60.3 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • Android Wear announcements
  • My UP24 now works with Android
  • Apple Healthbook suggests what an iWatch might have (or not)
  • Oppo Find 7 and 50 megapixel image capture technology
  • Does a less expensive iPhone 5c make any sense?
  • Taking your iOS device on a United flight is the way to travel for free movies
  • Coming week: Galaxy S5 preorders, HTC One announcement, and Office for the iPad
  • iTunes for Android – who wants that?
  • Apple stylus patent appears. May never make it to market for iPad but hmmm…….
  • Surface 2 with LTE for $679: Anyone buying?

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MobileTechRoundup 312: Simple gadgets may be the best

Lots of gadgets were purchased lately but some were returned. Hear the whole list, as well as why, along with CES plans and more.

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

Matt replaced his iPad but you’ll never guess with what: You’ll have to hear it to believe it!

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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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MobileTechRoundup 274

Starting out with the explanation of “pickleball”, Matt and Kevin move through history to discuss what got Apple thinking of a 7-inch iPad, plus thoughts on Nexus 7 cases and the T-Mobile Galaxy Note.

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MoTR 274 is 59:20 minutes long and is a 28.8 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • Apple’s been looking at a smaller iPad for 18 months now!
  • More thoughts on the Nexus 7 and some cases
  • Are tablets taking over for smartphones?
  • RIM announces 4G LTE PlayBook. Why?
  • More US wireless carrier woes: Google Wallet expands, but carriers still block it
  • Matt has a test Chromebook, will he buy one soon too? Related: looks like Chromebooks could get 100 GB of Drive storage.
  • Is T-Mobile's Galaxy Note too late with the Note II announcement coming later this month?

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MobileTechRoundup 263

First thoughts on Apple’s new iPad and a hands on with the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G.

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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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