SyrupCast

This week on the SyrupCast, Igor Bonifacic, Rose Behar, and Sameer Chhabra discuss the iPhone coming to Freedom and the latest Net Neutrality news from South of the border.

Starting on November 24th, Freedom Mobile will begin taking preorders for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X, all of which are now compatible with their networks. The team breaks down what the plans look like and what that could mean for the Canadian carrier market.

In the United States this week, Turkey was being served with a side of FCC proposals that would do away with net neutrality. Luckily, Canada is still steadfast in it's support of keeping the internet fair for all.

Tune in to hear the SyrupCast team's thoughts.

Do you have questions, comments, thoughts, or anything you would like addressed on the podcast? Send us an email to podcast@mobilesyrup.com. If you're feeling extra adventurous, send us a voice recording of your question or comment and you may end up featured in a future episode!

Total runtime: 31:51
iPhone goes free: 1:40
Net Neutrality in the States: 15:48
Shoutouts: 27:43

Direct download: syrupcast148_final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 1:50pm EST

This week on the SyrupCast, Igor Bonifacic, Rose Behar, Sameer Chhabra, and Patrick O'Rourke sit down to talk about the One Plus 5T and a recent interview with Ian Scott, the CRTC's recently appointed chair.

The team is not exactly over-the-moon with the One Plus 5T, but they were even less enthused about the device's reveal presentation. Reflecting on the 5T's various features also brought the Pixel 2 back into the conversation. The team dives into the latest reports related to the smartphone's display issues.

This week, Sameer conducted an interview with the CRTC's new chair Ian Scott following his first public speech. Among other things, the new chair said he is "neither pro-business nor pro-consumer."

Tune in to hear the SyrupCast team's thoughts.

Hosts: Sameer Chhabra, Igor BonifacicRose Behar, and Patrick O'Rourke

Do you have questions, comments, thoughts, or anything you would like addressed on the podcast? Send us an email to podcast@mobilesyrup.com. If you're feeling extra adventurous, send us a voice recording of your question or comment and you may end up featured in a future episode!

Total runtime: 39:48
One Plus 5T: 1:40
CRTC Ian Scott interview: 20:00
Shoutouts: 33:09

Sameer's shoutout goes to the TrudeauMeter. Rose is talking about Bell and their roaming package. Patrick gives a shoutout to Amazon for launching the Echo in Canada. Finally, Igor's shoutout goes to his hair dresser and her book shelf for recommending The Underwater Welder.

Direct download: syrupcast147-final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 11:17am EST

This week on the SyrupCast, Sameer Chhabra, Igor Bonifacic, and Patrick O'Rourke discuss how the Pixel 2 has behaved in the field since its release, specifically Japan, and the 2017 communications monitoring report for broadcast content.

Igor spent the last two weeks in Japan and had the Pixel 2 along with him along for the ride. While he was traveling he had the chance to use the state of the art smartphone camera to take snap some photos. He was especially impressed with the Pixel 2's ability to take night photos. You can find some of those images here.

This week saw the CRTC released the 2017 Communications Monitoring Report for Broadcast Content. The report discussed the average data usage by Canadians, which was surprisingly low coming in at 1.2 GB per month. Most Canadians however have plans that are allotting them quite a bit more data than the average user needs.

Tune in to hear the SyrupCast team's thoughts.

Do you have questions, comments, thoughts, or anything you would like addressed on the podcast? Send us an email to podcast@mobilesyrup.com. If you're feeling extra adventurous, send us a voice recording of your question or comment and you may end up featured in a future episode!

Total runtime: 37:07
Pixel 2 in the field: 1:40
CRTC report: 18:45
Shoutouts: 28:55

Patrick shouts out Hulu coming to the Switch. Sameer sends a shoutout to Kenyan village of Metipso and their live broadcast. Finally, Igor's shoutout goes to Roy "Doc" Halladay.

Direct download: SyrupCast146-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:38pm EST

This week on the SyrupCast, Brad Shankar, Rose Behar, Sameer Chhabra, and Patrick O'Rourke discuss the iPhone X now that the team actually has one in the office, as well as theXbox One X.

Patrick, in an impressive feat of journalism, flew to New York this week to pick up the iPhone X for an initial impressions review he completed in less than 24 hours. The team discusses what it is like to use an Apple interface with no home button and the intricacies of Face ID, Apple's new facial recognition authentication system. 

Moving on the the other X product that dropped this week. Microsoft's Xbox One X has officially hit the shelves. The console, which boasts true 4K capabilities, is also capable of running previous Xbox One games, which ensures that consumers won't be left scrambling to buy all new games.

Tune in to hear the SyrupCast team's thoughts.

Hosts: Brad Shankar,Rose Behar,Sameer Chhabra and Patrick O'Rourke

Do you have questions, comments, thoughts, or anything you would like addressed on the podcast? Send us an email to podcast@mobilesyrup.com. If you're feeling extra adventurous, send us a voice recording of your question or comment and you may end up featured in a future episode!

Total runtime: 43:33
iPhone X: 1:25
Xbox One X: 18:40
Shoutouts: 36:40

Brad's shoutout is dedicated to the MobileSyrup team for pulling extra weight while Igor is getting big in Japan. Patrick shouts out the original Xbox games that are compatible with the new console. Sameer sends a shoutout to all of the Canadian agencies that helped with his recent story (and his Mom). Finally, Rose's shoutout goes to Razer phone.

Direct download: syruocast145-final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 11:10am EST

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