SyrupCast

On this episode of the SyrupCast, the entire MobileSyrup team squeezes into the podcast studio for a year end wrap up of their favourite tech stories from 2016.

MobileSyrup director of social media Zach Gilbert is up first and discusses Blackberry's rocky 2016. The company has undergone drastic changes over the course of the past year, from handing off hardware production to TCL, to focusing its future on autonomous cars and software security, leaving the team to predict that 2017 will see a very different BlackBerry emerging from the embers.

Staff writer Rose Behar selects the Samsung Note 7 to reminisce in her segment. Although Samsung had battery combustion problems with the Note 7, rumours regarding the impending release of the S8 are already circulating.

MobileSyrup staff writer Jessica Vomiero does a deep dive into Canadian cybersecurity. Between rulings from the CRTC and the liberal government's approach to CSIS collecting data, the entire team agrees that 2017 will be a year where Canadians need to think carefully about their data privacy.

Senior editor Patrick O'Rourke, in true Pokémaster fashion, brings Pokémon Go into the conversation as his favourite story of the year. The augmented reality app that brought the nostalgia of Pokémon to smartphones, has not seen continued growth following its initial boon in popularity, though the developer behind the game, Niantic, is starting to add new features to the mobile title at a rapid pace.

Senior editor Igor Bonifacic directs the conversation to the successful year Microsoft has had. Apple has been at the forefront of the post-PC era, but 2016 saw releases from both Microsoft and Apple that hint at the end of Apple's reign.

Ian Hardy, MobileSyrup's founder and publisher, chose Freedom Mobile as his favourite mobile tech news development of 2016. The company, formerly known as Wind Mobile, rebranded late in 2016 and launched its own LTE network.

Tune in to hear the SyrupCast team’s thoughts on the year, and jump in the comments to tell us what your favourite stories were this year.

Total runtime: 37:09

Zach's pick - Blackberry: 2:05
Rose's pick - Samsung Note 7: 6:27
Jessica's pick - Canadian cybersecurity: 13:05
Patrick's pick - Pokémon GO: 17:35
Igor's pick - Microsoft: 21:20
Ian's pick - Freedom Mobile: 28:59
Year end shoutouts: 32:53

Direct download: MS_yearendwrapup-finalcuts.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 9:53am EDT

Today is finally the day! It's the 100th episode of MobileSyrup's SyrupCast.

As a nostalgic throwback in celebration of 100 glorious episodes, two of the original crew -- Douglas Soltys, BetaKit's editor in chief, and Daniel Bader, Android Central's managing editor and MobileSyrup's former editor in chief -- rejoin the podcast to reflect on past shows and the present state of mobile.

This week, Igor Bonifacic, Patrick O'Rourke, Douglas Soltys, and Daniel Bader dig into the details of Rogers and Fido adding RCS messaging.

The team then discusses the launch of Amazon Prime Video in Canada. The new-to-Canada service officially launched on Wednesday, but has significantly limited content in comparison to its U.S. counterpart. The SyrupCast crew poses the question, how many streaming services do you actually need to subscribe to get all the content you want?

Last but not least, Freedom Mobile has finally activated its LTE network. Is this a step in the right direction for the recently rebranded Canadian telecom, or is this too little too late?

Tune in to hear the SyrupCast team’s thoughts, and jump in the comments to tell us what you think.

Direct download: MS100_final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 4:02pm EDT

On this episode of the SyrupCast, co-hosts Igor BonifacicRose Behar, Patrick O'Rourke and Zach Gilbert, bid a tearful goodbye to Pebble, one of the first manufacturers to release a smartwatch.

This week the company announced that Fitbit would be acquiring Pebble for a significantly reduced price, essentially buying the Canadian founded wearable manufacturer for spare parts. The SyrupCast crew wonders at what point Pebble took a turn for the worse, and if they could have done something differently.

Next, the team examines the most recent Samsung S8 rumours. Will the likely soon-to-be announced smartphone fare better than the Note 7? 

Tune in to hear the SyrupCast team’s thoughts, and jump in the comments to tell us what you think.

 

Direct download: MS99_final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 5:56pm EDT

On this episode of the SyrupCast, co-hosts Rose Behar, Patrick O'Rourke, Zach Gilbert and Igor Bonifacic, start off the podcast with some candid takes on Freedom Mobile's first week. The company, formerly known as Wind Mobile, rebranded simultaneously with the launch of its LTE network, though the network didn't actually launch on November 27th as the company stated. The team wonders how this move will affect the "new" brand's reputation.

Next, the MobileSyrup squad goes through a run-down of some of the Google Pixel's recently uncovered issues. Were the first reviews too quick to give the phone a glowing recommendation? Finally, the SyrupCast discusses Moto's decision to step away from the wearable market for the foreseeable future. Although the choice does not come as much of a surprise, it means Android Wear fans will now have one less option.

Tune in to hear the SyrupCast team’s thoughts, and jump in the comments to tell us what you think.

Direct download: MS_98_final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 4:58pm EDT

On this episode of the SyrupCast, co-hosts Igor BonifacicIan Hardy, Patrick O'Rourke and Jessica Vomiero, are joined by Josh McConnell, tech producer at the Financial Post. To start off the show, the crew delves into Wind's recent rebranding to Freedom Mobile and what that means for the telecom.  

Next, in a rather confusing series of events, VentureBeat reported that Equibit, a Toronto-based Blockchain security startup, named controversial tech figure John McAfee as its Chief Security Officer. Not long after, this claim was disputed by McAfee himself via Twitter. The MobileSyrup team was able to reach out to McAfee to get to the bottom of it all. The podcast crew wants to know, where was the disconnect?

Tune in to hear the SyrupCast team’s thoughts, and jump in the comments to tell us what you think.

Direct download: MS_97_finalcuts.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 4:33pm EDT

On this episode of the SyrupCast, co-hosts Rose Behar, Patrick O'Rourke, Jessica Vomiero, and Igor Bonifacic, recap Rose's experience in New York at the Snapdragon Technology Summit for the announcement of Qualcomm's new 10-nanometer chip, the Snapdragon 835. The crew also talks about the rumour that Amazon Prime Video could come to Canada soon, with thew new stemming from a by a tweet from former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson.

In the second half of the show the team talks about CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais' impassioned keynote at the annual Canadian Chapter of the International Institute of Communications conference, providing the SyrupCast team with insight into the current mindset of the CRTC and its future role in the Canadian telecom industry.

Direct download: MS_96_final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 3:10pm EDT

SyrupCast 95: Living the next 4 years in a virtual world

On this episode of the SyrupCast, co-hosts Rose Behar, Patrick O'Rourke, Zach Gilbert and Igor Bonifacic discuss the implications of a Trump Presidency for Canadian tech and the tech world in general. The U.S. election has everyone voicing strong opinions and MobileSyrup's editorial staff is no different; the views expressed in this episode are not representative of MobileSyrup, but rather individual members of our staff.

As an escape from reality, the team talks about the Google Daydream View, the next iteration of Cardboard. Tune in to hear the SyrupCast team’s thoughts.

Trumped up tech: 1:20

Daydream: 16:05

Shoutouts: 26:50

Direct download: MS_95_finalcuts.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 3:22pm EDT

On this episode of the Syrupcast, co-hosts Igor BonifacicJessica Vomiero and Patrick O'Rourke are joined by renowned Canadian tech journalist, Peter Nowak, who comes on the podcast to discuss the CRTC's stance on net neutrality.

Direct download: MS_94_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:10pm EDT

On this episode of the SyrupCast, we're steering away from mobile for the day and talking all about the latest and greatest in the world of personal computers.

Co-hosts Rose Behar, Zach Gilbert, and Igor Bonifacic discuss Apple's much anticipated iteration of the Macbook Pro and dig into the details of Microsoft's Surface Studio. Is Microsoft coming for Apple's title as the big game in town? The team also laments the downfall of Vine as they discuss their own personal experiences using the application. Could Vine have been saved? Or was it past due to be retired? Tune in to hear the SyrupCast team’s thoughts, and jump in the comments to tell us what you think.

Music credit: Jimmy Fontanez - Dub Hub

Macbook Pro Impressions: 1:20

Twitter and Vine: 17:05

Microsoft Surface Studio: 23:07

Shoutouts: 28:55

Direct download: MS_Ep93-final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 2:49pm EDT

On this episode of the SyrupCast, we bid farewell to Rogers CEO Guy Laurence. The MobileSyrup crew, including Jessica Vomiero, Zach Gilbert, Ian Hardy, and Igor Bonifacic speculate on what this change in leadership may mean for the Canadian telecom giant.

The team also discusses the rumours circling Apple's upcoming Macbook Pro redesign and the current uncertainty surrounding the often-rumoured Apple car. We also take a deep dive into Tesla making the move to release fully autonomous cars across all of its models

Tune in to hear the SyrupCast team’s thoughts, and jump in the comments to tell us what you think.

Hosts: Igor Bonifacic, Rose Behar, Jessica Vomiero and Ian Hardy

Duration: 36:08

We all discuss Guy Lawrence: 0:55

Zach Gilbert run down of next week: 13:44

Everyone talks Mac rumours: 14:35

Jessica talks Apple Car: 17:50

Tesla graveyard and autonomous cars: 20:00

Canada recruits students: 25:20

Direct download: MS_92-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:38pm EDT

On this episode of the SyrupCast, Rose Behar, Jessica Vomiero, Douglas Soltys join Igor Bonifacic to talk about the final demise of Samsung's Note7 and Android Pay coming to Canada. 

Tune in to hear the SyrupCast team's thoughts.

Hosts: Igor Bonifacic, Rose Behar, Douglas Soltys and Jessica Vomiero

Duration: 30:11

Direct download: SyrupCast91_final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 2:20pm EDT

On this episode of the SyrupCast we talk about the first smartphone built from the ground up by Google, the Pixel and Pixel XL, as well as Rogers' new worry-free data management feature. Rose Behar, Zach Gilbert, and Patrick O'Rourke join Igor Bonifacic to discuss their hot takes on Google's devices and ask the question, is Google becoming more like Apple?

Direct download: MobileSyrup_90-finalscuts.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 1:42pm EDT

On this week's episode of SyrupCast, we dig into the downfall of BlackBerry's hardware division. Zach Gilbert, previously of TheBerryFix and Crackberry.com, and now MobileSyrup's director of social media and community manager, joins the podcast to give us his views on what went wrong.

Also providing his views on Blackberry's decision, Douglas Soltys, editor in chief of BetaKit and former blog manager at RIM. As always, MobileSyrup senior editors Patrick O'Rourke and Igor Bonifacic also drop knowledge on both BlackBerry and Shomi on this week's podcast.

Direct download: MobileSyrup89_final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 4:03pm EDT

Welcome to the new and improved Syrupcast!

On this episode of our new an improved podcast we talk about the Note 7's ongoing recall, detailing exactly how the process is going to work, Google's new chat app Allo and the continued disaster that is Yahoo.

Direct download: MobileSyrup_88_finalcut.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 2:22pm EDT

SyrupCast 87: The new hotness

On this episode of the SyrupCast we talk about Apple's iPhone 7 launch in Canada, Samsung's unfortunate Note 7 debacle, and the evolution of sound on our Podcast. 

Hosts: Igor Bonifacic, Patrick O'Rourke, Rose Behar, Ian Hardy

Duration: 32:53

Direct download: SyrupCast87final2.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 3:21pm EDT

On this episode of the SyrupCast we talk about Apple's iPhone 7 event and the reveal of LG's ticker display V20. 

Direct download: SyrrupCast86.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 7:32pm EDT

SyrupCast 85: Modular regrets

On this episode of the SyrupCast we talk about how the beautiful Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is catching on fire and causing the company to recall all 2.5 million units it sold. In addition, once again, we speak about Canada's wireless speeds and connectivity. Finally, we venture down the path of the future of modular phones with the Moto Z play and Google's Project Ara.

Hosts: Igor Bonifacic, Patrick O'Rourke, Jessica Vomiero, Ian Hardy

Duration: 39:53

Direct download: MobileSyrup_SyrupCast_85.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 3:18pm EDT

On this episode of the SyrupCast we talk about how comparably horrible Canadian internet is given the expensive wireless price tags attached to many subscriptions, and briefly delve into iPhone 7 rumours.

Direct download: Syrupcast74_mixdown.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 4:09pm EDT

On this episode of the SyrupCast we talk about the official launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Open Signal's latest wireless report and McDonald's entry and quick exit in the wearable market.

Direct download: SyrupCast_83.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 5:31pm EDT

On this episode of the SyrupCast we talk about the CRTC's recently released international telecom study, confirming what we already know; Canadians pay a lot for home phone, internet and wireless services. 

 

Direct download: SyrupCast_82.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 12:03pm EDT

SyrupCast 81: Galaxy Note 7 and the Hub+ life

On this episode of the SyrupCast we talk about the new Galaxy Note 7 from Samsung. In addition, we speak about how BlackBerry is offering its Hub technology to Android 6.0 users, which could be the company setting itself up for a life beyond hardware.

We also venture into a discussion about the recent $1.3 billion suit against the Canadian Government by former Wind Mobile owner. Oh and we briefly talk eye styes.

Hosts: Patrick O'Rourke, Rose Behar, Igor Bonifacic, Ian Hardy

Duration: 46:03

Direct download: MobileSyrup_SyrupCast_81.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 9:44am EDT

SyrupCast 80: DTEK50's enterprise focus and tech giant earnings

On this episode of the SyrupCast we talk about the new BlackBerry DTEK50, earnings of Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and Alphabet. In addition, we dig down deep about the future of media with bots and front-facing cameras.

Hosts: Patrick O'Rourke, Jessica Vomiero, Igor Bonifacic, Ian Hardy

Duration: 46:03

Direct download: MobileSyrup_SyrupCast_80.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 4:29pm EDT

SyrupCast 79: Robot vacuum wars and the future of TV

On this episode of the SyrupCast, we talk nothing about Pokemon Go but dive deep into the future of TV in Canada and also venture down the path of living with robots, specifically robot vacuums. 

Hosts: Patrick O'Rourke, Matthew Moniz, Igor Bonifacic, Ian Hardy

Duration: 40:55

Direct download: MobileSyrup_SyrupCast_79_Canada.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 10:41am EDT

SyrupCast 78: The Next Big thing in devices, roaming and MVNO's

On this special episode of the SyrupCast, we talk all about Pokemon Go – its history, community, and what it means for mobile gaming.

Hosts: Patrick O'Rourke, Rose Behar, Matthew Moniz, Jessica Vomiero, Ian Hardy

Duration: 35:51

Direct download: MobileSyrup_SyrupCast_78.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 1:19pm EDT

SyrupCast 77.5: Mid-week Pokemon Go Podcast - What is Pokemon?

On this special episode of the SyrupCast, we talk all about Pokemon Go – its history, community, and what it means for mobile gaming.

Hosts: Patrick O'Rourke, Igor Bonifacic, Ian Hardy

Duration: 29:58 minutes

Direct download: PokemonGoSyrupCast.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 2:25pm EDT

SyrupCast 77: Pokemon Go in Canada and iOS 10 in action

On this week's episode of the SyrupCast, we talk about all the glory of Pokemon Go in Canada, the public release of iOS 10 and a very sweaty HTC Vive experience. 

Hosts: Patrick O'Rourke, Matthew Moniz, Jessica Vomiero and Rose Behar

Duration: 38:06 minutes

Direct download: MobileSyrup_SyrupCast77.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 1:47pm EDT

SyrupCast 76: BlackBerry's Chill and sub $500 smartphones

On this week's episode of the SyrupCast, we talk about all drama surrounding Chill Mobile and the state of Canadian telecom. In addition, we spent some time talking about the new Moto G Plus, OnePlus 3, and App;e WWDC. Finally, BlackBerry announced its results and while they were not pretty, the company is continuing down the path of becoming a software machine.

Hosts: Patrick O'Rourke, Matthew Moniz, Jessica Vomiero, Rose Behar, and Ian Hardy

Duration: 40:16 minutes

Direct download: MobileSyrup_SyrupCast_76.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 3:15pm EDT

SyrupCast 75: Netflix frills and carrier spills

On this week's episode of the SyrupCast, we talk about all the glory that came out of Apple's annual WWDC, including new features coming to macOS, WatchOS, iOS, and Message. In addition, we about the $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIN by Microsoft, and finally, the next flagship killer OnePlus 3 launch.

Hosts: Igor Bonifacic, Matthew Moniz, Jessica Vomiero and Rose Behar.

 

Duration: 41:16

Direct download: MobileSyrup_SyrupCast_75.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 3:35pm EDT

On this week's episode of the SyrupCast, we talk about how Lenovo's new Motorola devices, the Moto Z and Moto Z Force. In addition, we speak about Apple's upcoming plans for WWDC 2016. We also venture down the road of Artificial Intelligence and how we can become friends with a robot.

Hosts: Patrick O'Rourke, Jessica Vomiero, Rose Behar, and Ian Hardy

Duration: 40 minutes

Direct download: MobileSyrup_SyrupCast_74.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 5:25pm EDT

SyrupCast 73.5: Remaster E3

In this special episode of the SyrupCast, Patrick and Igor discuss the video game industry's biggest conference, E3. 

Hosts: Patrick O'Rourke, Igor Bonifacic
Duration: 31:56

Direct download: syrupcast73.5E3.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 3:51pm EDT

SyrupCast 73: Alexa’s coming to Canada

On this week's episode of the SyrupCast, we talk about how Apple Pay is now available from all five major banks in Canada and its potential impact. In addition, Sony will be bringing a number of new smartphones to Canada this summer, specifically the Xperia X lineup. We also venture down the road of Pebble and how its tiny Core brings Canadians the Amazon Echo.

Hosts: Patrick O'Rourke, Igor Bonifacic, Jessica Vomiero, and Rose Behar.

Duration: 40:10

Direct download: MobileSyrup_SyrupCast_73.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 2:47pm EDT

SyrupCast 72: Pebble, Motorola, Microsoft, Bell… all killer no filler

On this week's episode of the SyrupCast, we talk about Eastlink's expansion into Ontario, job cuts at Microsoft and BMO, and Pebble's next lineup of wearable and how it aims to secure its position in the market. In addition, we also discuss the new devices from Motorola and what to expect from Lenovo World in June.

Hosts: Patrick O'Rourke, Igor Bonifacic, Jessica Vomiero, Rose Behar and Ian Hardy

Duration: 50:13


On this week's episode of the SyrupCast, we talk about Google I/O, Allo and Duo apps and Daydream. In addition, we venture down the reality of Google Home and Amazon Echo battling it our for your living room. Finally, will Motorola bring back the RAZR?

Hosts: Patrick O'Rourke, Igor Bonifacic, Jessica Vomiero, Rose Behar and Matthew Moniz

Duration: 37:08

Direct download: MobileSyrup_SyrupCast_71.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 3:09pm EDT

On this week's episode of the SyrupCast, we talk about the potential Apple Pay expanding its Canadian reach, Bell's possible acquisition of MTS and how the Competition Bureau is investigating, and the drama that is Mobilicity.

Hosts: Patrick O'Rourke, Igor Bonifacic, JessicaVomiero, Ian Hardy and Matthew Moniz

Duration: 42:45

Direct download: MobileSyrup_SyrupCast_70.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 1:54pm EDT

On this week's episode of the SyrupCast, we talk about the potential Bell acquisition of MTS and how the carrier will transfer a third of it subs to Telus. In addition, we engage in a conversation of about HTC Vive and its experience in the growing virtual reality market. Finally, the team at MobileSyrup thanks the dedicated individuals to those who are helping out in Fort McMurray. 

Finally, the team at MobileSyrup is thinking about those impacted by the wildfires in Fort McMurray and thank everyone who has helped out.

Hosts: Patrick O'Rourke, Igor Bonifacic, JessicaVomiero, Rose Behar and Matthew Moniz
Duration: 41:23

Direct download: MobileSyrup_SyrupCast_69.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 2:39pm EDT

SyrupCast 68: Living with Android N and What is Unlimited?

On this week's episode of the SyrupCast, we talk about how the new rate plans that dropped this week in Canada, specifically Rogers' sub-brand Chatr Wireless. In addition, we venture down the path of living with the next version of Android, which is currently called Android N.

Hosts: Igor Bonifacic, Rose Behar, Matthew Moniz
Duration: 40 mins


SyrupCast 67: BlackBerry, RCMP, and a future shaped by Canadians

On this week's episode of the SyrupCast, we talk about how the HTC 10 and its entry into the Canadian smartphone market. In addition, we also go down the path of how the RCMP decrypted and gained access to BlackBerry's BBM messaging platform, then talk about the glory happening at Queen's University with ReFlex flexible device.

Hosts: Igor Bonifacic, Rose Behar, Ian Hardy
Duration: 38 mins

Direct download: MobileSyrup_-_SyrupCast_ep67.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 3:27pm EDT

SyrupCast 66: The incentive enigma and swirling market winds

On this week's episode of the SyrupCast, we talk about how the Canadian carriers incentive potential customer with various promotions -- such as Gear Vr and microSD cards. In addition, we also speak about rate plans, LG G5, BlackBerry and HTC upcoming flagship smartphone.

Hosts: Igor Bonifacic, Rose Behar, Ian Hardy
Duration: 40 mins


On this week's episode of the SyrupCast, we talk about the downfall of BlackBerry and its new focus on IoT and security. In addition, we also converse about the life with Microsoft bots and how Canadians have complained less about wireless bills in Canada.

Hosts: Patrick O'Rourke, Rose Behar, Ian Hardy

Duration: 40 mins

Direct download: MobileSyrup_SyrupCast_65_-_2416_7.58_AM.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 8:07am EDT

On this week's episode of the SyrupCast we speak about everything VR and AR, including HoloLens, Playstation VR, and Gear VR. In addition, Windows Mobile 10 and smartphone saturation in Canada.

Hosts: Patrick O'Rourke, Igor Bonifacic and Ian Hardy

Duration: 24:05 min

Direct download: syrupcast64_mixdown.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 8:19am EDT

On this week's episode of the SyrupCast we speak about everything VR and AR, including HoloLens, Playstation VR, and Gear VR. In addition, Windows Mobile 10 and smartphone saturation in Canada.

Hosts: Igor Bonifacic and Ian Hardy

Duration: 44:40 min


SyrupCast 62: The future with Android N and Apple's next play

On this week's episode of the SyrupCast we speak about Samsung's latest flagship smartphone, Apple's upcoming Media event on March 21st, and Google next version of Android, currently known as Android N.

Hosts: Igor Bonifacic, Patrick O'Rourke, and Ian Hardy

Duration: 33 min

Direct download: SyrupCast62.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 3:43pm EDT

SyrupCast 61: I choose you Pepper and rate plan saltiness

On this week's episode of the SyrupCast we speak about the changing landscape of wireless in Canada, monthly rate plans, VR and the possibility of living with robots.

Show Notes:

TD payment app, along with Samsung Pay, Suretap
 
 
Wind Mobile/Shaw:
 
Pepper:
 
 
 
Wind Mobile plans:
 
 
Virgin Mobile Plans:
 
 
Mobilicity:
 

Bell: 

 
Telus:

 

Hosts: Igor Bonifacic, Patrick O'Rourke, and Ian Hardy

Duration: 42 min

Direct download: SyrupCast_61_-_MobileSyrup.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 5:10pm EDT

On this week's episode of the SyrupCast we speak about everything that happened at MWC. Lots of news about the latest devices from Samsung and LG, plus HTC's upcoming Vive VR headset. 

Hosts: Igor Bonifacic, Patrick O'Rourke
Duration: 44 min

Direct download: syrupcast_feb19_ep60.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 3:42pm EDT

On this week's episode of the SyrupCast we skip right over Ep. 58 and head to Barcelona for MWC. We also have a discussion about Apple's privacy push and one Telus exec who departed to help run Apple Canada. 

Hosts: an Hardy, Igor Bonifacic, Patrick O'Rourke
Duration: 42 min

Direct download: syrupcast_feb19.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 3:10pm EDT

This, it's all hands on deck for a discussion about Uber, BlackBerry, Wind Mobile, and the tech that will inevitably be unveiled at Mobile World Congress this month.

Hosts: Daniel Bader, Ian Hardy, Igor Bonifacic, Patrick O'Rourke
Duration: 45 min

Direct download: syrupcast57.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 3:32pm EDT

In Part 2 of this week's SyrupCast, Daniel and special guest, Taylor Martin, delve into the weeds of specialty coffee, brewing methods, and how to stay productive.

Direct download: syrupcast56partb.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 11:29pm EDT

This week's SyrupCast is a doozy. A two-parter, the first part features Pocketnow's Michael Fisher, aka The Voice, for an hour of riffing on tech, tech reporting, and how to keep sane at CES.

Also stick around for Part B with Best Damn Coffee's Taylor Martin. 

Direct download: syrupcast56parta.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 11:26pm EDT

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