Nick and Kev talk about some very expensive Macbooks, the equally pricey Pixel phones, and the ever boring iPhone 7 / Samsung S7 Edge swapperoo.
This week its Kev and Richard here for the weekly dose of tech chat. We talk about our top (and bottom) Twitter apps, and have a quick compare of the HTC 10 and the Google Pixel.
In show 128: TTUK goes weekly, Kev and Nick are joined by Richard to discuss how they intend to make the TechtalkUK a weekly show. Has Samsung gone up in flames, is it all over for the Galaxy Note device range and will it affect the Samsung brand going forward. Google Pixel why would you choose one over another brand. Finally we discuss AD Blockers on iOS and Samsung browsers.
In show 127: Kev and Nick chat about the Google Pixel phone launch, Nick explains about his Apple Pay experience woes and Kev is back on the S7 Edge.
In Show 126: Nick gives his first impressions on the new iPhone 7 and Kev talks about his search for the best mobile signal in his motorhome.
In show 125: Kev and Nick discuss the recent Apple iPhone 7 event.
In show 124: Nick picks up a bargain iPhone 5s and chats about 4g data in the West Country and Kev explains why the Apple Watch has become an essential part of his daily routine.
Show 123 (July 24th 2016)
Sorry to be away for so long, work and play commitments got in the way.
Picked up a cheap pair of QC 25s, wired of course but £120, the QC 35s were sold as it’s actually not that hard for me to use a wire…...until I get an iPhone 7 maybe?
HTC 10 draw. tinyurl.com/ttukhtc10 win an HTC 10 for £10? Both of the last two draws were won by a person with just one number.
Readly UK magazine app, over 1300 mags with back issues for just £7.99 a month, https://gb.readly.com/products/magazines/gb
Had S7 Edge last show, and tried an OPO 3 since, OPO 3 is a very very good smartphone, and frankly makes you wonder just how long the likes of HTC, Samsung and LG will be able to ask almost double what the OPO 3 costs.
I now have an HTC 10 here of course, and was surprised about how ‘meh’ I felt about it on day one. That is changing a little bit as I play with it, and it is clearly a solid phone.
iPhone tips: (nabbed from iPhone Annual as part of Readly sub above)
Pano shot change direction of sweep by tapping the white arrow.
Compass app, slide left for a built in Spirit Level.
I tried iOS 10, and frankly, I don’t like the changes much. Early days so won’t moan too much. The more I think about it, maybe the current 6S is simply the perfect smartphone for me?
Android App: If you have capacitive back and recent buttons, and you don’t like the way round they are, use this great app Buttons Remapper at http://tinyurl.com/ttukbuttons and you can change them, and add long press actions as well. Great for those non Samsung phones with the buttons round the wrong way
Note 7 thoughts. So we already know a lot about it, but isn’t it just more proof that we have reached peak smartphone? It is just an S7 Edge with a Stylus isn’t it?
Three UK: OK, they have annoyed us geeks, but let’s not cut our noses off to spite our faces
A good example is 12GB or 12 months of data for £30 for Tablets and Mi-Fi units. If you use the link http://tinyurl.com/ttuk3mbb we get a £15 kick back as well. Happy to share that with anyone who asks. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss.
Another decent deal is only on for another day, so be quick, 200 mins, ACYE SMS and DATA (30GB Hotspot use) at £11.50 for 6 months then £23 and you can choose a 12 mth plan. Go to http://tinyurl.com/ttuk3sim and select ACYE Data and 12 mth boxes. Basically £17.25 a month for the 12 mths.
In show 122, We discuss the recent news about iOS10 and MacOS from WWDC, Xbox at E3. We also chat about wireless headphones as Kev tries another pair, can they replace his beloved Sennheiser's?
In show 121, Kev and Nick are back with their usual grumpy look at all things mobile, reminiscing about the networks of the nineties and Kev's third Galaxy S7E has arrived could this be the one to finally replace his iPhone?