The folks at UAG heard about my experiences wrecking a Galaxy Note 5 and took pity on me. It would be more accurate to say they took pity on my other review gadgets, and they sent over a trio of rugged bumper cases.
Checking out solutions for the Galaxy S6 Edge+, Apple iPhone 6S, and LG V10, it was interesting seeing which phones needed more protection, and which phones felt like this case might be overkill. Here are full reviews for all three cases!
Let’s chat about the state of smartwatches! Also, should home broadband data be billed like a utility? And I’ll answer some of my favorite viewer questions of the week! Make sure you’re charged and ready! It’s Podcast time!
We’ve got a HUGE show for you this week folks! We’ve got questions on the best smartphone cameras, we’ll be reading your reactions to the iPhone 6S review, explaining what the heck a “Megapickle” is, and talking about nightmares! Make sure you’re charged and ready! IT’S PODCAST TIME!
Apple holds to a tick-tock update schedule with the iPhone, updating the form factor, then better refining the guts of the phone. This year for the 6S we get the new “rose gold” color, a higher resolution camera, and 3D Touch! Is this enough to position “the best iPhone ever” as the best phone of the year? Let’s take a look!
We’re taking more steps towards all communication on mobile devices moving to data.
Now users on the iPhone 6 and 6S running iOS 9 will have access to WiFi calling on AT&T. This feature will be built into post-paid plans, and wont affect any current services the consumer might be paying for.
WiFi calling allows people to move voice calls to data networks, without managing separate VOIP phone numbers, and can makes for a handy solution in areas with poor call quality. Once this feature is enabled, text messages can also travel over WiFi.
While we’ve seen services like Google Voice in the past, AT&T has recently been making moves to incorporate more cell connection “mobility”. Supporting products like the Gear S smartwatch which could move calls back and forth between the SIM in your phone and the SIM on your wrist. Earlier this year at their developer conference, they showed off demos of people moving video calls seamlessly between PC and phone, all tied to the phone number on their plan.
Moving forward, it seems your phone number will be less a static way to call someone, and more your Login ID for richer data driven communication.
This week I got a DELUGE of questions about the LG V10 and Amazon banning Chromecast sales. We also released the most comprehensive review of the iPhone 6S camera, and compared it to the Galaxy S6 and and LG G4, so let’s chat about smartphone photography! Make sure you’re CHARGED AND READY! It’s podcast time!
iPhone Launch days are a lot of fun! I spent that morning at the AT&T store in Pasadena California to give the reporters at ABC 7 a tour of all the new features on the iPhone 6S! Nothing quite like being camera ready at 5am, to go live on the air with a phone I’ve only used for about twenty minutes!
Major thanks to my pals at Casey & Sayre PR for helping me track down this video clip!
Do you want to see what the iPhone 6S camera is REALLY capable of? Well here’s the most comprehensive review available online of Apple’s higher resolution iSight sensor! Let’s look at photo and video performance in all its UHD video glory!