The TR Podcast 123: Incremental improvements

The Tech Report Podcast Date: November 12, 2012

Time: 1:22:17

Hosted by Jordan Drake

Co-Hosts: Scott Wasson, Geoff Gasior, and Cyril Kowaliski

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Despite Jordan’s studio displacement following Hurricane Sandy (and the fact that he’s huddled around a space heater in an unheated apartment), we press on for another episode of the TR Podcast. We kick things off with a listener question about Windows 8 phones. Then, Cyril describes his descent into iPhone 5 ownership (Scott has one, too), and we discuss making the move to Windows 8. Our Windows 8 system guide is up next, followed by a follow-up to Geoff’s review of the Asus VivoTab RT. We round out the episode with some storage talk, as we examine Intel’s 335 Series SSDs and hard-drive pricing one year after the flood.

Send in listener mail, and we’ll answer on the podcast. – jdrake@techreport.com

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Listener mail/tweets:

Windows 8 Phone Review? – from Dan – (0:04:08):

“Just wondering if you & the Tech Report team has any plans to review Windows Phone 8 devices. I’m really curious about the new hardware, and interested what your take on it will be. Disclosure – I did receive a Windows Phone 7 phone from a promotion they were running back in March/April. I’ve rarely been able to keep using the phone as a daily driver, usually switching back to my iPhone. However, I’m back on the Windows device at the moment as my iPhone got dropped too many times. I’m hopeful that some of the fit & finish with the user experience in Windows Phone is improved this time around. Anyway, I think a Tech Report perspective on the HTC 8X and/or Nokia 920 would be interesting. Thanks & keep up the good work with site content & the excellent (in both content & audio quality) podcast!”

Tech discussion:

That’s all, folks! We’ll see you on the next episode.

Comments closed
    • dashbarron
    • 7 years ago

    Interesting to hear Scott’s comments on Forstall(?) about not wanting to merge…and he’s gone. Top brass maybe really wanted to merge and his replacement agreed?

    Also a bit sad (I’m bias now) that you didn’t even consider a Win Phone–you have at least seemed to be adventurous in the past.

    I always found Microsoft store to be a bit lame, not enough creativity there. It was pretty humorous in the Mall of America, in Minnesota, that the two stores are right across from each other.

    I was in the AT&T store in Chicago on Win Phone launch day and it was MUCH more active, varied, and creative.

    • dashbarron
    • 7 years ago

    I’ve started a discussion about the Lumia 920 and Windows 8 Phone OS here: [url<]https://techreport.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=84590[/url<] I'd like to hear feedback from others and/or I'm willing to give mine. I'll respond to the podcast later.

    • Arclight
    • 7 years ago

    Thanks for enduring the cold just for the audio quality.

    • tbone8ty
    • 7 years ago

    Hope all is well Jordan, stay warm and charged!

    I skipped the first 25 min of you guys blabbering about how great apple and the iphone5 are. puke.

      • ThorAxe
      • 7 years ago

      Those maps are awesome. 😉

      • solo_clipper
      • 7 years ago

      Is this the iphone that he had to return 2 defective ones before an acceptable one was found? That is a very high hardware defect rate.

      • jdrake
      • 7 years ago

      Yeah – but did you catch the part where I stuck up for Microsoft? Historic.

        • tbone8ty
        • 7 years ago

        +1 for sticking up for Microsoft store and Mac must… or is it musk? lol

        I guess I did end up listening after all 😉

        I will give the apple iphone5 credit for a pretty awesome custom SOC

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