tnkgrl Mobile podcast – #111

July 31, 2015

Welcome to episode #111 of my podcast (1 hour 15 min), where I’m joined by the incomparable Matthew Miller to discuss the most excellent LG G4, other flagships (including the iPhone 6 Plus), and a bunch of smartwatches (including Pebble Time)!

Then stick around to hear about Microsoft’s Nokia writeoff, Apple Music, and Google Photos. Finally, we chat about new and upcoming handsets like the Huawei P8 Lite and the OnePlus 2… So go ahead, jump right in — we’re waiting for you :)

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tnkgrl Mobile podcast – #108

December 21, 2014

Time flies when you’re busy job hunting! Here’s episode #108 of my podcast (1 hour 16 min) with special guest Michael Fisher — the Captain to phones himself — joining me to discuss Lollipop and the new Nexus devices…

In addition to Android 5.0, the Nexus 9, and the Nexus 6, we talk about the Moto X, Moto G, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Alpha, Lumia 830, and Lumia 735 — to name a few. There’s also a thorough conversation about OIS and that leaked Lumia prototype.

Make sure you stay tuned until the end, when we both pick our top-five phones of 2014 :)

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Nexus 9 video review

November 3, 2014

I just spent a few days traveling with HTC’s brand new Nexus 9. It’s definitely the best Android tablet I’ve ever used, and Lollipop is absolutely wonderful. Here’s my video review!

The 8.9-inch IPS display looks gorgeous, and the stereo BoomSound speakers are terrific. NVIDIA’s 64-bit Tegra K1 is super fast, and battery life appears to be holding up so far.

Still, there’s room for improvement. Both the power/lock key and volume rocker are difficult to locate by feel and provide little tactile feedback. The 8MP rear camera lacks HDR. It’s also a bit too heavy for my taste.

Finally, there’s the matter of price. $399 buys you last year’s iPad Air or today’s iPad mini (now with Touch ID), which offer a significantly better tablet-optimized app ecosystem…


Moto G video review

February 21, 2014

Last year’s Moto X left me cold (too pricey, too mid-range) but I’m a big fan of the Moto G (aka. the baby Nexus). Here’s my video review.

tnkgrl Mobile podcast – #101

February 8, 2014

Yes, I’ve finally relaunched my mobile tech podcast, talking with tnkgrl!

For episode #101 (59 min) my guest is no other than the amazing Brad Molen and the topic is Google and Android — specifically the recent Nest acquisition, Samsung patent deal, and Motorola sale to Lenovo. Tangents include Microsoft’s new CEO and Jolla’s smartphone

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Nexus 5 video review

November 17, 2013

I’ve been using the Nexus 5 as my primary handset for a little over two weeks. Here’s my video review.

Once you’re done with the video, take a look at some camera samples.


CTIA recap

April 24, 2011

Last month I covered CTIA for Engadget in Orlando. It was a lot of work with little sleep, but it was also great fun!

Check out my pictures above (slide show – including Shamu), and hit the break to see the news I reported…

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