SyrupCast

This week on the SyrupCast MobileSyrup features editor Igor Bonifacic and managing editor Patrick O'Rourke discuss Apple's upcoming fall hardware keynote.

Patrick is heading out to Apple's Fall event in New York on October 30th.

There are quite a few devices expected to be revealed at this year's keynote, including a new iPad Pro, an updated MacBook Air, the iPad Mini, the Mac Mini, the AirPower, and second-generation AirPods. Rumours indicate Apple's 2018 iPad Pro will come equipped with USB-C this time around, making Apple's iPhone the only device that still features the companies proprietary Lighting port technology.

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: 35:51
Apple Event expectations: 2:15
Air pricing predictions: 13:30
Pat's predictions: 15:00
Shoutouts: 26:15

Igor gives his shoutout to his friend Vanessa's birthday. Patrick gives his shoutout to Call of Duty Black Ops 4's battle royale Blackout mode.

Direct download: SYRUPCAST_EP_183_final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 3:34pm EDT

This week on the SyrupCast, MobileSyrup telecom reporter Sameer Chhabra, publisher and founder Ian Hardy, managing editor Patrick O'Rourke and RNMKR CEO Corey Herscu discuss the legalization of cannabis in Canada.

If you haven't heard by now, recreational use of Cannabis is now legal in Canada as of October 17th, 2018. The team digs into the various technology and software solutions that have been popping up around the country in response to the big day.

The team also talks about how to actually buy cannabis online. One of those ways, at least in the province of Ontario, is through the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS), which was built via a partnership with Canadian e-commerce company Shopify. Over the course of October 17th, the OCS' online store hit 100 orders per minute.

The SyrupCast then looks to the future of cannabis in Canada.

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: 35:01
Shoutouts: 31:11

Sameer gives his shoutout to the CRTC's public hearing into aggressive sales practices on October 22nd. Patrick's shoutout is to Shooting Hoops. Finally, Corey's shoutout is to his team at RNMKR Agency.

Direct download: SYRUPCAST_EP_182_final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 1:30pm EDT

This week on the SyrupCast, MobileSyrup features editor Igor Bonifacic, managing editor Patrick O'Rourke, telecom reporter Sameer Chhabra and freelance technology reporter Josh McConnell, discuss the recent launch of Google's Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. 

This past week, Igor and Josh flew to New York City for the long-anticipated Pixel 3 release keynote. The team wasn't surprised by the smartphone's specs, as nearly everything about the device leaked ahead of its official release date.

The SyrupCast team debates the depth of the Pixel 3's notch and discusses this year's new features, including the smartphone's dual front-facing cameras.

The team then talks about where the Pixel line can go from here. Patrick's take is that this is an iterative step forward for the Pixel 3. Sameer predicts that Google's push for AI will continue. And Josh thinks that we'll see a bit of a design change in the next version of the tech giant's flagship smartphone. 

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: 37:53
Made By Google, Pixel 3 event: 2:00
Shoutouts: 31:10

Igor shouts out the Engadget crew in NYC. Josh gives his shoutout to the MobileSyrup crew. Patrick's shoutout is to Nintendo for adding more games to online services. And finally, Sameer's shoutout is to the federal court and the right to be forgotten.

Direct download: SYRUPCAST_EP_181_Oct112018_final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 3:42pm EDT

This week on the SyrupCast MobileSyrup features editor Igor Bonifacic, telecom reporter Sameer Chhabra and freelance tech reporter and author Peter Nowak discuss everything the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has been doing lately.

Last week, the CRTC issued a follow-up decision to the Canada Broadband Fund. Under the regulator's previous chair, Jean-Pierre Blais, the recommended broadband target was set at 50Mbps download and 10Mbps upload speed.

Now the CRTC has halved that number to 25 Mbps download and 5 Mbps upload for rural and remote communities across Canada. Friend of the podcast and telecom journalist Peter Nowak has some thoughts on the matter that he tweeted out last week.

Among other announcements this past week, the CRTC denied the Fairplay Canada coalition on 'jurisdictional grounds.' The team talks about how the CRTC pointed out that there is already a copyright review under way in Parliament that it states is a better fit for the discussion of whether or not to block websites that facilitate piracy.

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: 38:22
CRTC 25/5: 2:00
Fairplay Canada: 10:00
Shoutouts: 34:30

Igor shouts out the LG G7 One. Peter gives his shoutout to LED lights. And finally, Sameer's shoutout is to Bloomberg's report on The Big Hack.

Direct download: SYRUPCAST_EP_180_final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 10:05am EDT

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