CrowdGadgets Episode 41: WWDC, Windows 8, and more

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This week on the podcast, Calob, John, Stuart, and William talk about their impressions of WWDC, more of William’s experiences with Windows 8, John’s continued Google Wallet frustrations, and whether or not Verizon’s new Share Everything plans are good or bad for consumers. If you’re interested in what the hosts have to say, make sure to listen to this week’s episode of CrowdGadgets!

00:26 – Apple WWDC announcements
07:43 – Is the new iPad’s battery life bad?
10:45 – Bring back the functionality that Apple took away from your HTC EVO 4G LTE
13:26 – Verizon announces Share Everything plans
21:49 – Google Wallet is still broken
22:50 – Google Chrome Metro app is horrible
26:17 – My Xbox Live app goes live on iOS and Android
27:05 – Windows Phone 8 Skype integration
28:14 – Skype to add advertising
30:19 – Microsoft to announce something today

Hosts: Calob HortonJohn Freml, Stuart Cope, and William Devereux
Podcast Editor: Calob Horton
Newsletter Editor: John Freml

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CrowdGadgets is the official podcast of the CrowdGather Gadget Network, which includes Anythingbutipad, AnythingbutiphoneAnythingbutipodGood and EVOPocketables, and Zune Boards. Read the latest news from the network below.


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While WWDC may be over, there’s still time to read our perspectives, including what iOS 6 means for Android, and why it might be best to wait a while before picking up that new MacBook Pro with Retina display. But for those who have already made the jump to Android, what do you miss from iOS? And do you plan on rooting your device? However, we certainly can’t forget about Windows 8, either, or the possibility of a genuine Microsoft tablet.


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How does the Seidio ACTIVE kickstand case for the HTC EVO 4G LTE really stack up? Does the Proporta TurboCharger 5000 external battery really pack enough punch to meet your mobile power needs on the go? Is the ZooGue iPhone 4/4S Social Shell case worth the price you’ll pay for shipping and handling? Before you buy anything, be sure to check out our honest, unbiased opinions on all the gadgets and accessories you care about most.

Good and EVO

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Several weeks after the HTC EVO 4G LTE was released, we’re still giving you tons of great tips, including how to unlock your phone and keep your stuffhow to restore the functionality that Apple took awayhow to get get Google Wallet up and runninghow to bring back search-button functionality, and how to get faster data speeds. Our latest ROM Pick also takes a closer look at DigitalKarma v7 for the OG EVO.


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While we’ve known that Skype integration will be coming to Windows Phone 8, we’ve also heard that Microsoft may include VOIP integration that goes even deeper than that, along with 3D navigation in Nokia Maps. Also, Bing Maps just got an upgrade that now shows even more traffic info, with new countries coming soon. Meanwhile, Verizon customers with the Droid RAZR or RAZR MAXX will get an update to ICS soon.

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CrowdGadgets is the official podcast of the CrowdGather Gadget Network. It brings together the latest news and tech updates from Anythingbutipad, Anythingbutiphone, Anythingbutipod, Good and EVO, Nothing But Tablets, Pocketables, StreakSmart, and Zune Boards. In September 2012, it became the official newsletter of Pocketables.

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