Eyes on iOS 5

It’s been nearly a week so each of us has had a chance to use each and every one of the 200+ new features, and with the help of the inimitable Kelly Guimont of TUAW and Angry Mac Bastards fame, we get to make sense of them.  Siri also gives hosting a try, but she’s no match for Kelly.

Thanks (thank you and thank you) to Kelly Guimont for joining us.

Point of Sale

I want nothing besides my keyboard, monitor, and a billion bits between me and buying a gadget, but sometimes, I admit, it’s best to burn some gas to get the next best thing.

On this episode of inThirty we discuss brick and mortar retailers and the impact salespeople have on the buying experience, especially when you’re trying to buy the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 31, or something.

Show Links
Please Sell Me Something…Please” – ChaimTime.com

Sell Me Something Good” – Curious Rat

The New Kindles: Hot or Not?

Beating Apple to the punch with pre-holiday hardware announcements, Amazon revealed its new line of Kindles today. We discuss whether tablets need to have integrated digital content delivery for them to be valuable and close by asking which tablet is currently the best considering price and features…all before sundown.

Show Links:

Kindle Fire | Amazon
On Today’s Amazon Announcement | Curious Rat
Amazon Kindle Fire, Touch, and $79 classic: all the news, photos, and video | This is My Next

Who Cares About Windows 8?

Who cares about Windows 8? Well, Harry, Chaim, and Justin care enough to talk about it and the state of the desktop OS in general for thirty minutes.
We discuss the most important elements for creating a solid user experience on the desktop and the aspects that lock users into a platform. And try to figure out if Microsoft’s upcoming OS with its Metro UI can create a halo effect to get people interested in Windows Phone.

 

Show Links:

Windows 8: pictures, video, & a hands-on preview of the developer build | This is My Next
Nothing Wrong | Curious Rat
Microsoft’s Creative Destruction | New York Times