There was a lot of news in the tech world this week. The OnePlus 2 is finally official, and Chris was at the event. Motorola showed off three new phones: Moto X Style, Moto X Play, and the Moto G 3rd Gen.

Other news

  • KFC Memories Bucket prints photos
  • Sony is building a new custom UI for Android
  • T-Mobile adds Apple Music to its data-free music streaming plan
  • Amazon Dash buttons now on sale for $5
  • YouTube removes Google+ comments and more
  • Razer buys out Ouya - promises to pay indie devs $600k owed

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: Windows 10 / Android M “Doze” is actually working
  • Chris: Qualcomm WiPower goes through metal / No Moto 360 2015 announce (although it did pass by the FCC) 
  • Ashley: OnePlus 2 alert slider / HBO Now app sucks

App Picks

  • Joe: WeatherBack
  • Chris: Adventure Time Puzzle Quest
  • Ashley: Linken
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Top Stories

  • OnePlus and Motorola events coming up

Quick Hits

  • Apple and Samsung want to kill the SIM card
  • Toshiba fakes $1.2 billion in profits
  • Google makes it easier to see where you’ve been
  • Sony rolling out Android 5.1

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: Stir M1 smart standing desk / Oh yeah, Nexus 5 battery life sucks
  • Chris: YouTube app now shows full-screen vertical videos / Everybody is already using the Snapdragon 810 v2.1
  • Ashley: Nintendo SmartBoy concept / Qualcomm split up

App Picks

  • Joe: Cortana for Android
  • Chris: Trepn Profiler
  • Ashley: Arrow (iOS / Android)

Emails: Daquane, Beast

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  3. Ashley King (@overlordror)
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Top Stories

  • Happy Prime Day
  • Huawei Nexus specs rumored

Quick Hits

  • OnePlus 2 camera samples reviewed
  • Exclusive Android Wear leak
  • Apple refreshes iPod lineup
  • Galaxy Note 5 with 4GB of RAM will be unveiled in August alongside S6 Edge Plus
  • Android M Preview 2 released

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: Twitter admits dev policy was a mistake / Snapchat update
  • Chris: ZTE Axon / Snapdragon 810   
  • Ashley: Commodore phone with emulator / reddit fires Victoria

App Picks

  • Joe: Atomas, Agar.io
  • Chris: (I got nothing) 
  • Ashley: Alphabear
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We've hit the big 1-0-0. To celebrate triple digits we brought on a special guest from the early days of the podcast. We discuss the top mobile stories of the week, play a game, and much more. Thanks for listening!

News

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5 won’t come with SD card slot, and leak
  • OnePlus 2 will come with 4GB of RAM, cost less than $450
  • Dude rushes Broadway stage to charge his phone
  • Microsoft cuts over 7K jobs in phone business, will focus on less devices
  • NBA player thinks bigger iPhone gave him tennis elbow

The Clickbait Game

Wins/Fails

  • Edgar: Star Trek Communicator / I am on Sprint!
  • Joe: Badly Interrogated developer / Chevy making AC cubby for phones
  • Chris: Instagram fixes Android issues / Galaxy Note 4 $200 rebate offer
  • Ashley: Flesky Free / 

App Picks

  • Edgar: Bristlr, Final Fantasy Records
  • Joe: PassAndroid Passbook
  • Chris: Ticklr 
  • Ashley: Desktop Dungeons

Email Questions

 

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This week marks the return of #sprintsux. What did they do this time? We also talk about someone stealing copper cables from Verizon, the OnePlus 2, Tindr for dogs, and much more!

News

  • OnePlus 2 will have a fingerprint sensor, coming July 27
  • iOS gets new Hangouts update before Android
  • Someone is stealing Verizon’s copper cables
  • Selfie sticks are no longer allowed at Disney
  • Wireless charging is about to get much faster
  • Android 5.1 is rolling out to a slew of devices
  • Massive Pushbullet update

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: Swarm gets mayorships again / New Facebook logo
  • Chris: Project Fi / Sprint video throttling (they backtracked)
  • Ashley: Apple Music Radio / Circa app stopped dev

App Picks

  • Joe: Tindog
  • Chris: Opengur
  • Ashley: Current Flow & SmartNews
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