June 2009


Podcast 30: iFixit iPhone 3G S Tear Down Discussion with Luke Soules

iFixit’s Kyle Wiens flew to London to be one of the first people in the world to buy an iPhone 3G S and then take it apart. iFixit co-founder Luke Soules and I discussed what Kyle found. You can find a step-by-step description with photos of the tear down process here:

iFixit iPhone 3G S Teardown

This podcast is 19 minutes 10 seconds long.

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Mini-Podcast 10: iPhone OS 3.0 Update

I updated my iPhone 3G to iPhone OS 3.0 and decided to try out the new Voice Memos app to record a mini-podcast. I apologize for the exceptionally poor sound quality. I didn’t realize that it would be so poor. I have a number of other rude OS 3.0 shocks that I discovered after recording this mini-podcast. Rants to follow later…

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Podcast 29: Sony Ericsson Unlocked Phones

Sony Ericsson has a number of powerful smartphones like the Xperia X1 and W995a Walkman phone. However, we rarely see them in the U.S. because they are not sold through any of the large GSM wireless carriers (AT&T Wireless and T-Mobile USA). I spoke with Sony Electronics’ Product Manager for Unlocked Phone in the U.S., Steve Media, to learn more about these phones. You can see The Sony Ericsson unlocked phones available in the U.S. at the…

SonyStyle USA phone product page

This podcast is 32 minutes and 3 seconds long.

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Podcast 28: iFixit.com Gadget Teardowns – CEO Kyle Wiens

iFixit.com is famous for its detailed photography and text descriptions of gadget tear downs (mostly Apple products). They were the group, for example, that discovered the 2nd generation iPod had an unused Bluetooth radio in it. They took apart the Palm Pre and its TouchStone induction charger this past weekend. I spoke with its CEO and founder Kyle Wiens to talk about iFixit, their tear downs and their new user contributed tear downs.

http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown

This podcast is 26 minutes and 47 seconds long.

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T-Mobile WiFi Hotspots in Borders Seattle’s Best Coffee Area

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I could find the T-Mobile Hotspot login in the AT&T hotspot splash page in Starbucks the last time I dropped by one with my netbook. However, I noticed that the Seattle’s Best Coffee (owned by Starbucks) shop area in the local Borders Book Store had an actual T-Mobile Hotspot instead of the grandfathered (for another 3+ years) access via AT&T Wireless in actual Starbucks shops. Looking at T-Mobile’s list of hotspots, I see that the wireless service is actually provided by Borders itself and that the Seattle’s Best Coffee shop area benefits from that.

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