The C Stands For… – inThirty 108

What happen when you put four apple pundits in a room, and ask them what the C stands for in 5c? On this episode we discuss what we think will happen at the September 10th, fall ipod announcement.  We would like to thank Michael DeGusta (@degusta) of http://theunderstantment.com for joining us once again.

Mid-Summer Night’s Google Announcement (After Dark) – inThirty 103b

This is the post show where we discuss all the mistakes that mainly Chaim said throughout the show. We are joined by Michael Degusta, and Kelly Guimont

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We took “Breakfast with Sundar Pichai,” and finally digested it.  We present with you with the inThirty nightcap.  Which of the big three announcements is the most important.  Is a Nexus 7 worth it.  Is Chaim’s assessment that Android OS is now taking a backseat.

 

Show Notes:
Chrome Cast SDK
Play Store – Chrome Cast
Nexus 7
Android 4.3

Our 100th Episode – inThirty 100

For our 100th episode we decided to do something a little different. Instead of talking about tech, we let our most famous guests tell us what they dislike about the show. We told them to not hold back.  They let us know what they really disliked on the podcast.

We finish off the show with very special announcements.

Guests:
Philip Simpson of Shifty Jelly (Episode: 51)
Michael Degusta of TheUnderstatement.com (Episodes: 12, 13, 44)
Kelly Guimont  @verso (Episodes: 9, 10, 23, 63, 87)
Paul Shapiro @fighto & http://paulnshapiro.com

I Spy APIs

Twitter APIChanges are afoot and being fretted over 140 characters at a time at Twitter. Episode 55 of inThirty takes you through the changes to Twitter’s API and what they mean for the social network’s bazillion users. Harry is worried he’ll be unable to mute hashtags like #Bieberific and Chaim is concerned that he’ll have to wade through promoted tweets by Costco competitors. Justin, and we’ll blame Google Hangouts for this, ducks out of the conversation for a few, but Mr. Michael Degusta of the theunderstatement.com joins us to lend some much needed metered, sardonic, rationality to the discussion. Mike has also gotten himself on the guest list to the swankiest most VIPiest club on the internet, Twitter competitor App.net and tells us all he can about the service without violating the oath he took to get a spot. Thank you Mike!

Show Notes
Changes coming in Version 1.1 of the Twitter API” | Twitter Dev Blog
Not At Any Price: Twitter Denied Data To Google And Bet On Itself” | TechCrunch
Don’t Panic” | Tapbots Blog
Twitterrific: New Rules, Same Road” | Iconfactory Blog
Diaspora
App.net

An Ode to Chaim

Twas the middle of October, with a chill in the air,
When Google did say Nexus was nearly there.
And Chaim he did cheer & Chaim he did shout,
For he did truly believe his new phone would soon be about.

But the weeks they dragged on,
The rumors did ramble,
And Chaim he did fret.
To Costco he came,
And from Costco he went.

“No no” said the phone lady “it’s not here just yet”
Citing blogs & posts Chaim did protest,
But alas, there was no Nexus to get.

At last ’twas the day Verizon promised did arrive.
Chaim got out of work, and went for a drive.
To Costco he returned, eager and spry.
But alas he was told: “Sorry, you do not qualify.”

Twenty dollars he was told the additional cost,
And to a Verizon store he must travel
Without voice guidance he surely would have been lost!
But his wits did not unravel.

And so back in the warmth of his house
He did face unlock & he did Google hangout.
Then dear Chaim locked his Nexus away for the night,
Warm in his knowledge that it was the best,
At least until he’d had a good night’s rest.

–Michael Degusta | http://theunderstatement.com

Unwrapping the Galaxy Nexus

Someone must have been a good boy this year because he just unwrapped a Galaxy Nexus! After Chaim paid a small $20 upgrade fee on top of the $299 price tag for the phone, and signed a 2 year 4G data contract with Verizon which included a stipulation that he “not be evil” while using it, he quickly unboxed his precious. Next, he got to Hanging Out on Google+, not using Google Wallet because Verizon won’t allow it, and finding out the battery door is made of plastic as thin as Saran wrap. Then he joined Harry, Justin, and special guest Michael Degusta of theunderstatement.com, to share the thrills and ills of being a proud user of Google’s flagship phone.
We find out if Ice Cream sandwich is as delectable as Google claims and whether or not Chaim’s hands are big enough to reach the outer edges of the Galaxy’s 4.6″ screen. Chaim runs his first 4G speedtest but decides against joining the recording from his phone, and we examine the tug-of-war between Google and the cell carriers.
Should you put a Galaxy Nexus in your stocking? Listen to find out.

Show Notes
Google Galaxy Nexus

Android Orphans

Please sir, can I have some more over the air updates? Not if you’re using the majority of Android phones. As a follow up to yesterday’s show, we’re lucky to have the creator of the chart that puts the Dickensian state of upgrade support across Android phones on display, Michael Degusta, with us on inThirty. We get to the bottom of how and why he took on this topic and find out what version of Android those big laser-shooting-Transformer-type-things from the Droid commercials run.