Surely you've seen the name JD Power on awards for your wireless service provider. The brand has been around for decades and is the preeminent player in the space of customer satisfaction surveys. We recently had a chance to speak with Ian Greenblatt, the lead for JD Power's Technology, Media and Telecommunications division. He was kind enough to spend nearly an hour with us where we discuss a number of relevant mobile topics. How are surveys conducted? What do the carriers think of the...
You've got a brand new phone and love it. The problem? You now have an older device that you're looking to unload. If you plan to sell your old phone, then you'll want to make sure you do things right. Let us help you figure out what steps to take and how to get ready for selling your existing phone.
In this week's episode, Scott chats with John Choi, the Chief Product Officer of Coolpad Americas. Among other things, the two discuss the brand's role in the smartphone space, what goes into designing a final product, and how Coolpad works with carriers and consumers. Choi is responsible for directing Coolpad's IoT, Wearables and Artificial Intelligence product planning and innovation initiatives from concept through to market launch.
What started out as a way to introduce Android to new countries and emerging markets has evolved into a full-blow program. Here's what you need to know about Android One and why you might want to consider one of its devices.
There are plenty of reasons to purchase an unlocked phone, but it's not without a few drawbacks. Here are the things to consider when buying your next smartphone. Spoiler alert: unlocked is easily the recommended way to go.
Having a water resistant phone is not the same as a waterproof one. Not all phones and mobile tech have the same degree of protection against the elements. IP67? Rugged? MIL-STD-810? Let us help you better understand the finer details in your devices.
Introduced with Android 8.1 Oreo, this version of the platform is designed with very specific users in mind. Are you the target demographic? Listen in to learn why Android Go may, or may not, be right for you.
As much as we love our phones and mobile tech, maybe we're using them the wrong way. Well, at a minimum we might be using them too much. Google recognizes this and has a tool to help. It's called Digital Wellbeing and it will change the way you look at your phone usage.
As we approach the four year anniversary of Google's phone service, Scott and John break down the various features and benefits of what was formerly known as Project Fi. Is it the right carrier for you? How much does it cost? What are the drawbacks? Tune in and find out!
One of the biggest trends in mobile for 2019 is the forthcoming wave of 5G networks and devices. Exciting, right? We're here to tell you that it's not the reason you should buy your next device. At least not yet. Listen in and find out why we're not quite ready to hop on the 5G hype train.
What is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator, or MVNO? Scott and John discuss what they are, how they work, and why you may or may not not want to consider one for your needs. We also dive into some of the more popular names in the space.
With Android 10/Android Q fast approaching, we take a look back over the history of Android releases. Join us as we head down the rabbit hole and revisit the major builds from 1.0 in 2008 up to Android 9 a decade later.
John and Scott talk about the Google Keyboard experience and what makes it so flexible and feature rich. Listen in as we discuss the various reasons as to why you might want to download and install in on your phone. There is a wide array of customization at your fingertips.
In this episode Scott and John spell out a number of things you can do with your old phone. Do you simply throw it out? Hardly. Listen as we outline a variety of options to consider when dealing with an old handset.
In this episode writer Andrew Allen sits down for a phone call interview with Josh Poulsen, the director of product design at House of Marley. Learn about the company, its philosophy, design choices, and more over the next 30 minutes.