inThirty 127 – Google Sells Motorola

127 weeks after we first started our podcast with the episode that Google buys Motorola, we have now come full circle.  In a very interesting episode, no one has any real feelings either way, but of course we love to discuss the whole deal for thirty minutes.


Editor’s Note [Chaim’s audio is low for whatever reason]

Google Presses the Update All Button – inThirty 118

For a second week in a row, Google showers us with updates. We first start off with the Motorola G, a $180 smartphone from Motorola. We go over the specs, and decide if it is worth it. Next we play some inside analytics with Paul, where he explains to us the changes to Google Analytics. While it doesn’t affect us, it affects the webmasters trying to get higher rankings. Finally we trying to figure out if Justin will forego his therapist’s couch for his own couch by using Google helpouts.

Show Notes
Moto G |
Google Analytics |
Google Helpouts |


Moto X (cellent)? – inThirty 104

On tonight’s episode we tackle three hot topics of the past 10 days. How did Justin like his brand new Nexus 7? Is it his gateway to Android? Chaim has had his ChromeCast for a few days. He weighs in with his thoughts. How did the Moto X fair on launch day?

Show Notes:


Motorola X: Moto Two Years Later & Samsung Buys Boxee – inThirty 101

Did you know that our first episode we spoke about our thoughts on Google buying Motorola. Almost two years later, we revisit that topic. Has Motorola provided us with anything that we want or need.

We wrap the show up with Samsung buying Boxee, and what that means

Show Notes:

Smartphones Dumbed Down

Motorola Droid Maxx Dunce

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 Some are shipping with Android’s latest release, Jelly Bean, but most, unforgivably, come from the factory with the out of date Ice Cream Sandwich.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.

Show Notes
Nokia Lumia 920 hands-on preview, pictures and video” | The Verge
Nokia starts over, again: stunning new phones, no release date in sight” | The Verge
Nokia Lumia 820 hands-on preview (pictures and video)” | The Verge
Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx HD hands-on: bigger battery, beautiful display, Jelly Bean onboard” | Engadget
Motorola Droid RAZR HD hands-on: a 720p Android ICS update with 2,500mAh battery life” | Engadget
Motorola RAZR M official: 4.3-inch qHD display, 1.5GHz dual-core, hitting Verizon for $99” | Engadget
What could be on tap at Apple’s Sept. 12 press event” | Macworld
Motorola to Offer $100 Credit to Owners of Devices Not Eligible for Jelly Bean Update (Update)” | Droid-Life
Rumor: Amazon to Unveil First Smartphone at Tomorrow’s Kindle Event | Droid-Life

So Sue Us

Patents, piracy, probate, and prudence, jurisprudence on this week’s podcast. Please don’t take the title too seriously – on inThirty episode 56 we examine the red tape that’s been sticking to things all over Silicon Valley lately, and try, as only we three can, to cut through it. Apple sues Samsung, Google sues Apple, the RIAA sues Joe Schmoe and we take a look at the impact overall. We also try to figure out if you really can patent curved corners on rectangles.

Show Notes
Court Upholds Colossal Song-Sharing Penalty” | E-Commerce Times
Apple vs. Samsung: the verdict” | The Verge
Who inherits your iTunes library?” | Wall Street Journal
And Now Google Sues Apple” | Forbes

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.