Tag Archive: Podcast

PODCAST: Why you should consider switching to Google Fi

Google Fi, formerly known as Project Fi, is one of our favorite wireless service providers. Why? For a variety of reasons, really.

Some days it’s the simple billing and management from the website and app. Other days it’s because of the seamless coverage between T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular, and Wi-Fi. VPN protected data, inexpensive data, and bill protection are other reasons we’re fans of Google Fi.

If you’re not familiar with Google Fi, or perhaps may have some lingering questions, we  [Read More…]

PODCAST: Please don’t buy the 5G hype in 2019

One of the biggest trends in mobile for 2019 is the forthcoming wave of 5G networks and devices. Exciting, right? We’re here to tell you that it’s not the reason you should buy your next device. At least not yet.

We’re all for the technology and the promises but it’s far too early for us to start recommending anything to anyone. Listen to our latest podcast and find out why we’re not quite ready to hop on the 5G hype train.

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PODCAST: Exclusive interview with Visible CEO Miguel Quiroga

It’s a safe bet that most US consumers can name the four biggest wireless carriers in Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. We’re also willing to wager that many are familiar with the likes of Boost, Cricket, and Metro. But, do you know Visible?

Launched in the middle of 2018, Visible bills itself as a digital carrier that leverages Verizon’s 4G LTE network. It’s not exactly a prepaid carrier, and it’s not exactly an MVNO.

What makes Visible different from Verizon  [Read More…]

A brief history of Android releases (podcast)

How long have you owned an Android phone? Were you there when the T-Mobile G1 kicked off the platform more than one decade ago? We were, and we remember what it was like to own an Android phone.

As much as we loved our handsets at the time, we’ve really come to appreciate new features as they rolled out with each of the Android releases. Some we felt immediately and added to the experience; others laid the groundwork for other  [Read More…]

What ever happened to the $200 smartphone? (Podcast)

Remember when pretty much every smartphone on the planet was priced $ 200 with a plan? Those were the good ol’ days, right? What happened? Why are phones now routinely approaching $ 800-$ 1,000 for a name brand flagship?

Is next-generation technology like AI, 5G, foldable displays, or desktop mode software worth the extra money to you? Phone makers sure hope so; they’re not going to slow down on innovation.

As we’ve seen in a number of reports, consumers are  [Read More…]

CordCutters Podcast Episode 10: Did Apple Win CES?

When was the last time a feature — and not a product — made a splash like this in Vegas?

Did Apple really win CES (insofar as anyone “wins” CES) with getting AirPlay 2 on all those TVs? (And iTunes movies and shows on Samsung’s stuff?) I dunno. On one hand, yes. It’s a big deal. But on the other hand, it shouldn’t really surprise anyone. Apple had to do this if it really is going to have its own  [Read More…]

CordCutters Podcast Episode 9: The Best of 2018

Wherein we take a quick look back, and a quick look ahead.

You can’t end a year (and start a new one) without making a list of all the best things from the prior year. And so we’ve done that. But we also were reminded that it’s not quite that simple in the world of cord-cutting, where we have so many great options that it really comes down to more than just what we deem “the best.”

Thanks  [Read More…]

CordCutters Podcast Episode 8: All About Chromecast

Hey, great, you can buy a Chromecast on Amazon.

Are the petty little squabbles between Google and Amazon finally over? Maybe, but I wouldn’t bet on it. But in any case, you can now buy a Chromecast or the Chromecast Ultra from Amazon. That in and of itself is a good thing.

But what is a Chromecast, and why might you want one? Phil and Jerry break it down.

What it is and where to get it Music:  [Read More…]

CordCutters Podcast Episode 7: Hot Hot Hardware

You have questions. We have answers.

Just in time for the holiday season, we’re back to answer some burning questions. Like:

Should you buy the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K? Or the Fire TV Cube? What’s up with that Amazon Fire TV Recast thing? And what about those Roku speaker things?

All that, and more, in just 30 minutes.

What it is and where to get it Music: Robot Park by Poddington Bear Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe  [Read More…]

HOT TAKE: We unpack Samsung Unpacked! (Podcast #18)

Join Matt, Andrew, Donovan, and Keyan as we express our collective excitement and disdain at all the announcements from Samsung Unpacked. Topics include out of control phone pricing, Galaxy Note 9 hype, and the merits and drawbacks of Tizen vs Wear.

Samsung Unpacked coverage The Galaxy Note 9 is here but you might not like the price Samsung’s Galaxy Home is the company’s latest attempt to fight Apple Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Specs: A complete monster Nine things we  [Read More…]