4G Phones of the Future! CTIA Roundup on PCWorld Podcast 70

HTC EVO 4G
This week on the podcast, Ginny Mies and Mark Sullivan are fresh out of Las Vegas and ready to talk about all of the brand-new cell phones and wireless technologies they saw at CTIA 2010.

Ginny Mies talks about two of the most exciting phones she saw at the show: HTC's EVO 4G for Sprint, the carrier's first phone built for 4G networks, and the Samsung Galaxy S, which has a beautiful Super AMOLED screen. Both phones run the Android OS.

Plus, Mark Sullivan had a chance to test out Clearwire's WiMax 4G service while he was in Las Vegas, and he's ready to tell the tale of the tape when it comes to speed: Downloads went very fast, but uploading was surprisingly slow. Learn about WiMax, the competing LTE 4G wireless technology, and when you can expect to find faster networks in a city near you.

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Special Guests, Android Updates, and the iPad on PCWorld Podcast 69

This week on the podcast, Wired's Dylan Tweney and Brian X. Chen visit the PCWorld podcast studio for some verbal jousting over Google's Android operating system and Apple's iPad.

This week, Verizon is updating the Motorola Droid to the Android 2.1 operating system. The Droid joins the Google Nexus One as the only smartphones to run the latest version of the Android mobile OS.

Are the various versons of Android too confusing for the common consumer? The gang discusses whether Android appeals only to male nerds, the pros and cons of mobile OS version options, and the differences between Google and Apple.

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GDC, Best Free Stuff, and iPad Pre-sale on PCWorld Podcast 68

This week on the podcast, PCWorld editors Anne McDonald, Jason Cross, Nate Ralph, and Robert Strohmeyer dig into the hottest free stuff on the Net. Anne McDonald highlights her favorite selections from the 112 downloads in our 2010 Best Free Stuff roundup.

Next up, Nate Ralph and Jason Cross talk about the coolest stuff they've seen at GDC so far. For more of our ongoing coverage from GDC, follow Nate Ralph's GDC video coverage and GeekTech's GDC trends.

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Podcast: 3G Wireless Speed Tests and PMA Camera Trends

This week on the podcast, PCWorld editors Mark Sullivan, Tim Moynihan, and Robert Strohmeyer dig into our second annual 3G wireless performance tests as AT&T makes a major leap over its competitors to take the top spot in performance and reliability.

Next up, Tim Moynihan dishes up the latest digital photo trends from this year's PMA conference in Anaheim, California. With hot new megazooms, the rise of the micro four-thirds format, and an emerging new lens format from Sony, 2010 is shaping up to be a big year for camera geeks.

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Macworld Minus Apple and Google Buzz on PCWorld Podcast 65

Macworld 2010 is all-systems-go in San Francisco, and although Apple isn't in the mix of presenters this year, there's plenty going on at the show.

Macworld Editorial Director Jason Snell joins PCWorld editors Robert Strohmeyer, Jason Cross, and Tim Moynihan to talk about the emerging cottage industry surrounding the iPad: carrying cases, iPad apps, modbooks, and...Halloween costumes?

In other news, Google Buzz is trying to make its mark on the social-networking world, and we've been using it for a day or two. Does it have potential? Is it just another Google Wave? Can it coexist with other social networks instead of destroying them? Is it getting in the way of your Gmail inbox? Listen in to hear whether the editors think Google Buzz is buzzworthy or just a buzz-kill.

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Apple vs Flash and E-Book Overload on PCWorld Podcast 64

Adobe Flash has become the overwhelming leader for online video streaming, but Apple's recent announcement of the iPad has cast a shadow over Adobe's technology and led many to wonder whether Flash is on its last legs. PCWorld editors Ed Albro, Jason Cross, Robert Strohmeyer, and Nick Mediati take a look at the facts surrounding Flash and HTML5. Is HTML5 almost ready for prime time, or is this just more posturing from Apple?

Meanwhile, the sudden rise of e-book readers may now be threatened by the upcoming crop of tablets. Is it time for Amazon to give up on the Kindle and shift its focus back to content?

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