iCloudy with a Chance of Google

The cornerstone of Apple’s push towards iOS 5 is iCloud and we decided it deserves a 30 minute block of it’s own.
Are sync services central to digital devices going forward? How does Apple’s method compare to Google’s?
We also discuss what really happens when all of those 8 megapixel pictures from new iPhone 4Ss make there way into Photo Stream and dispel the myth that Pixar’s best digital artists actually touch up any blemishes they find.
Again, thanks to Kelly Guimont for joining us.

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