On this week’s episode of The Voicemail, James and Stefan discuss:
- EU bans network level ad blocking (Translation: You need to do your own ad blocking.)
- Minor News: SoftBank acquisition of ARM completed
- Huawei is making a Nexus/Pixel tablet that’ll launch this year, says @evleaks
- HP bought Samsung (lol jk, the printer business only, $1 billion)
- One third for Facebook Messenger users are using the audio/video calling features
- AdBlock Plus now sells ads
- There’s now a $50 Echo; more compelling?
- Samsung: Yep, it’s officially a recall now
- Samsung: The New Note 7 will be in US stores on September 21
- How to identify the new Note 7
- Microsoft closes its London Skype office, fires 400 people
- At the hardware level, Qualcomm is supporting fancy dual camera tech
- LG announced a phone no one gives a shit about
- Five minute hands-on video and dear god it’s horrible
- Apple Stuff:
- Thank you, The Next Web, for writing one single damn article
- Ten minute video for those who hate reading
- CollegeHumor: The New iPhone is Just Worse
- Yeah We Removed The Headphone Jack. The Fuck You Going To Do About It?
- Minor (Off Topic) News: The new Amazon TV devices can now search Netflix and HBO
- Super (Off Topic, academic paper) News: Using neural networks for text to speech
- ALSO: SONY PS4 ANNOUNCEMENTS
- ALSO: UPDATE ON JAMES’ PHONE PURCHASING SAGA
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2 thoughts on “Episode 179”
After listening to the latest podcast, I was pained to hear James agonising over his next phone choice. It is so simple, James. You are using a P9, you like the P9, so buy the P9. The UI issues won’t affect you as you use Nova Launcher. If you haven’t already, just buy one.
I’ve a question for your next show guys. James, this is more relevant for you at this time.
When choosing a new phone, how important are ongoing Android security updates to you? Do you factor these into your purchase decision?
I’m currently carrying out my annual upgrade review and find that if you prioritise security updates your options are quite limited. It seems that unless you go iPhone, Nexus or Blackberry you have to hope for the best.