inThirty 162 – It’s Been Too Long

Next week we will be treated to another Apple announcement. We assume it is new iPads. Chaim thought we will spend the show discussing the minutia details of the ipad, but it turned into Chaim being told that nobody cares.

What’s in The News – inThirty 119

Chaim decided for this week, he would do something different. He chose 7 random news stories, and for once he cared about their opinion. To get the female perspective we invited Kelly Guimont to join us.

Here are the stories:
Winamp shuts down after 15 years |

Galaxy Note 3 Owners get $50 in Google Play Credit |

Google Wallet Launches NFC card |

Bitcoin users getting rewards for using BitCoin |

Nexus 5 wireless charger for sale |

Instagram coming to Windows Phone |

Remotte is a remote control for Google Glass |

inThirty 82 – Et tu, iOS?


 Justin has a problem.  He is “Android curious”. He is intrigued by all the interesting features Android has to offer, but loves the stability and quality of his iPhone. Sure, he jailbreaks, but still longs for more customization. It doesn’t help that he is entrenched in the Google ecosystem. Can Harry convince him to stay, or will Chaim, the once-and-former iPhone user convince him it’s time to make the leap?

Show Notes

Why I switched from iPhone to Android” | Macworld
An iPhone fan’s month with Windows Phone: Week one” | Macworld
2012, The Year I Basically Stopped Using Apple’s iOS Apps” | AllThingsD
New Google Voice Search, Siri are closely matched (hands-on)” | CNet
An iPad Lover’s Take On The Nexus 7” | TechCrunch
Steve Wozniak Says Apple is Falling Behind, Thanks to Android” | Android Headlines
Project Amy merges Apple’s Messages app with” | Ars Technica


inThirty 78 – Tablet Evolution

Have you guys heard about these “tablet” things that are all the rage, because we’ve certainly never discussed them before. Listen as we wax poetic on the new Microsoft Surface Pro, how it stacks up against Apple’s new 128 GB iPad, and answer the question: Does anyone really need that much space?

Spoiler alert:

Yes. Finally, we remember Dell still exists for all of five seconds before moving onto something more interesting.

Show Notes

Microsoft Surface Pro Review” | The Verge
Dell in $24 Billion Deal to Go Private” | The New York Times
Apple Increases iPad with Retina Display to 128GB | Apple PR

Attack of the Tablets

We wish everyone recovering from Hurricane Sandy well, and episode 65 of inThirty goes out to the team at PSE&G for getting power back to Chaim, Harry, and Justin in time to talk about tablets. Google didn’t fair as well and their scheduled Android event was moved from IRL to online. Chaim managed to collect all of the sweet details about the dot 2 update to Jelly Bean and the hardware that’ll accompany it before he was knocked off the grid but Harry is not impressed. We pit the new Android tablets and the Kindle Fire against the recently announced iPad Mini and discuss price point, features, design, and determine along the way that this holiday season Amazon, Google, and Apple will duke it out in in the less than ten inch category. Chaim and Justin were introduced to a new contender in the ring, the Microsoft Surface, at Microtropolis (go on, Google it), while Harry went undercover at a Microsoft Store to try it. Harry likes its kickstand, Chaim says it’s revolutionary, Justin says it’s mutant disaster of a device. Take some aspirin (that’s a really subtle tablet pun), put on your headphones, and listen up.
Episode 65 Hangout:

The Down Low on Google I/O

All rested up and jetlag free, Chaim shows us the swag he managed pilfer from I/O. Episode 48 of inThirty (that’s right, you can now listen to a full 24 hours of our yammering) makes Chaim out to be like a kid on Christmas morning as he gives his thoughts on the Nexus 7 and whether it’s cool even for those of us to have to actually buy one, the Nexus Q and its curious spherical shape, the best way to sell a Galaxy Nexus on Craigslist, and the best way to earn Google merit badges at a developer conference.

Also, Chaim promises that if enough listeners review and subscribe, he will auction off one of his Android jelly bean containers.

Episode 48 Hangout:

Related Episodes
#47: Chaim at Google I/O

Show Links
On Google’s I/O 2012 Keynote” | Curious Rat

Is Ice Cream Sandwich Delicious?

After two episodes that revolved around the iPhone last week it’s certainly nice to spend some time talking about delectable frozen treats…wait, is that Chaim saying that Android releases are named by desserts in ascending alphabetical order?

This week we discuss the new features Android has to offer and trends in mobile operating system development. Chaim feels pushed towards a hardware upgrade, but will he drop his current Droid for a Galaxy far, far away?  Do you think he’ll ever get face recognition unlocking to work? What do desserts have to do with robots and galaxies? Listen to find out.

Show Notes

10 Coolest Android Ice Cream Sandwich Features |

A Quick Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Feature Rundown | TechCrunch

Android Ice Cream Sandwich versus iOS 5: Killer features | CNet

In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives by Steven Levy | Amazon

How does the iPhone 4S camera stack-up against other cameras? |

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Official Presentation and Demo | YouTube