Now that the iPhone will soon be on all major (and most) minor carriers, we discuss T-Mobile’s potential resurgence as a major force in the mobile carrier industry. Does its new “un-carrier” plan help or hurt the struggling telecom?
Listen to the the latest episode of inThirty to find out, because according to iTunes, we’re “What’s Hot”.
What happens when Google hangouts fails? inThirty continues on, with our trusty backup Skype. So on today’s show we talk about the Apple roadmap that was rumored a week ago. We opine on our thoughts, hopes, and dreams.
Parents, you’ve got to catch episode 57 of inThirty – do you really want your son or daughter starting the school year without being able to explain the differences between the Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx HD and the Motorola Droid RAZR HD? We didn’t think so. Chaim takes us through the ins and outs of Motorola’s new crop of devices while Harry snores. Some are shipping with Android’s latest release, Jelly Bean, but most, unforgivably, come from the factory with the out of date Ice Cream Sandwich. Harry wakes up in time to gush over Nokia’s newest Lumias, all of which sport Windows Phone 8, or at least will, when they ship, but no one knows when that’ll be. Finally, Justin longs for an Amazon based smartphone, even just so he can tear it down. Oh, and wait, isn’t Apple going to announce something in a couple of days? We cover that, too. We don’t want your kid to show up on the first day of school not knowing the specs of the iPhone 5, after all.
Once you Woz, you can’t stop. This is the second part of our epic Wozerview and also our 30th inThirty. Woz walks us through the tech he uses on a daily basis and gives his take on Android’s user interface design and the best, and worst, Android devices. We ask Woz to weigh in on SOPA and also find out how he feels about patents and the impact they have on product development.
And finally, we find out why Apple’s stuck with the one button mouse as long as it has. Again, thank you Steve!
The one, the only, the Woz.
Leap Day only comes around once every four years and we wanted to make this February 29 extra special: Stephen Gary Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Inc. and the nicest guy in Silicon Valley, joins inThirty for our 29th episode! Woz reflects on the engineering philosophy that backed Apple’s early products, tells us how he feels about the iPhone and iPad, and gives his take on what the future holds for consumer electronics. Woz also dishes on cloud computing, SOPA, jailbreaking, science education, music, and much more.
This is the first of two episodes with Woz (he deserves more than 30 minutes, right?), our 30th episode, Woz Two, is a little kitschier than the first and will be posted soon.
By the way, Woz handily beat Chaim, Harry, and Justin at Tetris…blindfolded.
Thanks Steve! update Woz Two can be found here.
As a public service announcement for those toting Apple mobile devices with a few more scratches than the average iPhone 4S: iOS 5 is compatible (and that includes iMessage functionality) with the following devices:
iPod Touch 3rd Generation
iPod Touch 4th Generation
The bottom of the iOS features page has more information from Apple.
And, of course, connect your device to iTunes and update.
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.