USB Type-Combustion | Podcast 051

by: Joshua VergaraFebruary 9, 2016


Host Joshua Vergara returns as host this week and is joined by Jonathan Feist, Joe Hindy, and Nirave Gondhia to focus upon a few of the best topics from the week’s news. On the docket this week, we have Microsoft buying (and potentially dooming) Swiftkey, the USB Type-C debacle, and a wistful discussion about users’ needs versus actual smartphone progress. It’s another fun-filled podcast episode, so hit that play button!

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Microsoft buys Swiftkey!
Bad USB Type-C cable destroys reviewers equipment
honor 5X vs Nexus 5X vs Oneplus X
University makes FitBit mandatory, tracks students’ fitness
While Andrew Grush was away from the show, he still had something to say: Huawei, I love your phones, but you have to fix your software!

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Recorded on February 5th, 2016 – Hosted and Produced by Joshua Vergara.

  • boota

    ok. so i know that the windows phone keyboard is good… in english, but as a swedish lumia 640 user, i can only say this. the windows phone keyboard is an unrivalled atrocity completely devoid of any thinkable usability whatsoever. the swedish keyboard is so cramped that it’s truly hard to hit the right character (especially on the edges), the text predictions, while sometimes quite funny, mostly range from linguistically incorrect to moronically nonsensica and there is no swiping to type.

    i have never had so much problems with a swedish keyboard on any device ever, not even the experia ray which was a 3.3 inch display had horrible keyboard lag after a couple of updates was even close to feel as cramped and hard to maneuver as the swedish microsoft keyboard.

    it’s gone so far as to me actively avoiding to enter data on the lumia. if i need to enter something in the calendar i rather bring out my laptop and enter the data there instead. so while the american keyboard may be nice, as an international user, i feel like the swiftkey puchase may actually be ueseful since it’s got working international text prediction and swiping.

    as it stands, i rarely use the ms keyboard without feeling anger before completing what i’m doing.
    a meatgrinder is more useful for peeling a banana than the swedish ms keyboard is useful for typing.

  • DDD

    “You’re idiots; all of you!” Going in hard huh? But I do agree with not being an early adopter.