A power surge mid-show knocked us, Donald's birthday celebration, and the rest of the episode offline. Here's what we managed to salvage from the wreckage ... at least you can read the stories and emails for yourselves! See you tomorrow!Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
Nicole is out today, but we hope she doesn't mind us talking about her, especially since we all agree that she's awesome. Also, is Jessica a closet dodgeball player? But I digress. On this week's podcast, we talk about Sprint and Motorola's renewed partnership and offer some first impressions about their new smartphones. U.S. Cellular wants you to know that it has got some big plans too, as the carrier announces the rest of its lineup for 2011. Also, get the latest news on the AT&T-T-Mobile merger and much more, all on this episode of Dialed In.
Apple fans got their annual dose of goodness this week with the company's 2011 Worldwide Developer's Conference taking place just down the street in San Francisco. We didn't get a new iPhone this time--or even a hint of when the next hardware will come--but everyone's favorite fruit company did offer a preview of its latest mobile operating system, iOS 5. This time around the update was pretty incremental, but we got some important updates such as a better notifications system and wireless software updates. Also in the podcast, Nokia's CEO defends the switch to Windows … Read more
After reading Nicole Cozma's post about how to stop pocket-dialing from an Android phone, I wondered if the same tips would apply to iPhone users. First, I checked the App Store for something akin to Call Confirm, the Android app that presents an extra step before you place a call. No luck. The closest I found was Call Guard, a $0.99 app that does the opposite--preventing you from hanging up on someone during a call. In the end, iPhone users have two tactics they can employ to lessen the chance that their pocket, purse, or butt dials on its own.… Read more
Your loyal mobile reviews crew takes a look this week at a bold smartphone-within-a-tablet, and Sprint's latest FCC punch at AT&T. We also debate the consequences of refusing to pay for a phone that costs you just a penny. Join us for all the news, reviews, and laughs on this week's Dialed In podcast.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video)
When you accidentally call someone from your phone, they may hear background noise in your house, or a conversation they shouldn't be privy to. Even worse, it could be an international number that is extremely expensive to call! Here are three tips to help you prevent pocket-dialing from your Android phone.
1. Install an app that confirms calls before you make them. It is unlikely that you will select someone to call and manage to hit the Call button in the confirmation window. There are many choices for this style of app, in this example Call Confirm … Read more
Microsoft goes all tropical on us with the announcement of Windows Phone Mango, the next big update to the Windows Phone operating system. We discuss all of the Windows Phone news, the latest 4G markets, and a cavalcade of Verizon smartphones that include the Motorola Droid X2 and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video)… Read more
Opera Mini 6 (universal) was released earlier today for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, bringing this version of the alternative browser to iOS devices for the first time. We have had a chance to put the slimmed-down browser through its paces and think it offers several features that users will like. With the right tweaks, it may even become the favorite over Apple's Safari--if people are willing to give it a try.
The clean, elegant interface hides multiple useful features, with only five buttons to choose from, along with the address bar and search box. The main Opera menu … Read more
Watch out, folks! Nicole and Jessica are armed with sound effects this week and they're having a blast (me, I have to make my own sound effects) but in between the sad trombones and breaking glass, we talk about the latest rumors floating around about upcoming devices for AT&T and T-Mobile. Meanwhile, Verizon is prepping for a big end of the month with the launch of the Motorola Droid X2 and Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, and we have all the details. Also, are HTC and Motorola in danger of becoming the next RIM? We discuss this and … Read more
It was a very special Dialed In this week, and not because of Google I/O. Rather, smartphone genius Bonnie Cha returned to San Francisco for a visit and we got to host her in the studio. So instead of us fumbling to make the connection to New York, Bonnie herself (and not Bonnie Bear) was in the chair. Google I/O, however, did offer a lot of news, from more details on Ice Cream Sandwich (the OS version, not the dessert) to the debut of Google's movie rental service. Also in the podcast, Jessica trashes the design of … Read more