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"jefferson graham" Discussed on This Week in Photo
"Is my last one was a trio. It's a communicator. It's an ipod. it's a it's a. It's a compass getting it right. Yeah i totally remember that. Yeah it's and. I wonder if back then because the cell phone landscape was so random right. We'd everything from every form factor known demand back then right and then when the iphone came. They all kind of took on that shape glass slab aluminum back of that touch interface shape and now here we are right now. I wonder from looking at it from a creative perspective or creative's perspective is the ubiquity of mobile devices. This ocean a sea of billions of these devices connected to the internet right now that they could look at your photo on right now. Is that ubiquity. Does that mean it's kind of a different modality from profile pro photographers. Use these big things and shoot like this. Is it more skills based now or will it be in the future where yes sure mike you know i have. I have pots in the kitchen. That wolfgang puck uses. That doesn't mean. I can cook like him right so right. Same thing with the iphone in the galaxy their cameras. You know they have lenses. And it's all about us and shooting at the number. One rule of of great photography is being the right place at the right time You know there's been a lotta pictures on instagram lately of some rocket that was flying over that all these savvy photographers went and got it. I didn't. I felt terrible when i was looking instagram us. Oh somebody did the santa monica pierre. I had no idea. There was a rocket ship. Going over the santa monica pierre. That's a once in a lifetime shot. Yeah right but it's you know it's the same skills same skills you bring out the phone you bring up the camera you use your eye you. If the picture doesn't look at that way you go that way that way. Keep on moving until you get it right whether you have a wonderful camera or wonderful camera phone what you don't have as the opportunity to deal with shutter speed and f stops but you make it work and you can make it work and You know more power to you. Yes my my images on my on. My phone on my camera will still be sharper. The phones are doing amazing things. Yeah and when those two things come together. That's when magic happens like i. I've been playing around with the phrase the soggy photographer skills over gear right. Sog skills over gear and if you have the skills the skills and you can make wine out of water right. What happens when you have a device that is at least matching or maybe even superior to those skills and get those. Those wonder twins. Come together to do some ridiculous things that we haven't even seen before we just like superpowers when it comes to content creation and image manipulation. This is funny. Because i wasn't born in the brownie era but you know certainly we remember the basic camera with your put the button now and then. The instamatic was was easy photography while the iphone is not an instamatic. it was. It's not now it's advanced. And the you know again. Computational photography and all of those High resolution sandwiched photos put together So it's hard to take a really bad photo though. I can help you do that because you know i. I see a lot of people doing it where they take pictures of people in front of a window and like that just like it makes no sense but if you use commonsense and you're willing to work at it just a little bit you can get some pretty amazing focus on your phone. Yeah i i agree. Let's wrap it up right there. Where are you at now. What are the things that keep you busy all day long. Okay let yourself bud okay. So a my photography travel photography series photo walks. You can watch it for free on to be you can see. The second season is premiering on october. First is going to play on youtube first and then go to streaming and i have a new website. It's all about it. It's called photo walks. Tv dot com right then. My newsletter comes out every saturday except when it does it because sometimes i write more often than just once a week and i love for every person listening and watching to sign up for the newsletter. It's jefferson graham dot.
"jefferson graham" Discussed on This Week in Photo
"Do you want to bring them on. You know i click in here. You are and we're doing this whole switching. Are you recording into a mac. Mini a mac. I marry many many many right now. How many the new. One the emlyn. No this is. All one is your grandfather's mac mini. I'm waiting. I am waiting for the new mac mini or actually the new mac book. But you edit in on the ipad i can. I've just started experimenting with that. My normal flow like for the past. You know hundreds of episodes of this week and photo have been edited in final cut pro on either a macbook pro work mini now than experimenting with this mobile workflow. The last several. I think we're up to like five or six episodes. i've done on the ipad pro exclusively using luma fusion. you know. I'm laying there editing with apple pencil. Then you have to get the footage from your mac to the ipad for you to do that right correct. Correct wants the point when you just do it on your computer because it's more fun that's why so it's not that it's more efficient. It's a different way of working that it's hard to explain. It's more tactical. And i'm literally i edit these episodes with a big pillow against the headboard in bed and i'm sitting there lean back with the ipad. Knees kicked up with a drinker beverage of some kind on the nightstand watching the latest episode. Of what if you know on disney plus while editing you know and it's it's a pleasurable cathartic experience versus sitting down at something. That's by definition. A workstation right. So it's different. It's more fun and you can. You can access your theme song your graphics. All that stuff is in the ipad absolutely. Yeah it's all in there. It's know basically there's a a basic all of the assets to create any of these shows or content that i make are on the ipad in a you know a semi permanent folder that i can access from whatever app i need to access those assets from. So they're always they're always there plus as a backup there is a version of them in dropbox. Which is also seemed to the device. So i have access to him. If i'm doing something like this though. So how do i get this hour of interview. Raw video from this computer to an ipad. Well i'm glad you asked so. I have this guy right here and see if we can get focused on it. If you're listening to the there we go so it's got a little rubber housing on it. It's called a case is this is a ten one cases. Ten one hub for you can plug it. Basically into a usb device like an ipad and the cool thing about this hub is it's usb three one. And i know folks listening to this. We're often the weeds now. I'm talking about the iphone. We're talking about things surrounding the ios ecosystem and this is one of them. But this hub has a usb three one port on it usb three oh type c three point one port headphone jack micro sd regular or just regular sd. Gigabit ethernet and usb line power on it also with hdmi and inside of this little box is a two terabyte card that i can swap out for a larger one if i need to later. So this is my transport device and my mobile working. I o device so this is plugged into this mac mini usually. So when we're done. I'll drag and drop it onto this and plug this into the ipad and edited remotely move anything over to penn a two terabyte. Ssd is in there. That's correct that is correct. And it's it's user swap. -able this top plate this little ridge area right here that just pops off and you can slide a new one in there. If you want to four terabyte. I yeah and it just goes in the bag when you travel. This is all you need. No more oh man. I need the sd reader. Oh do have to read a micro esti. It's all right here in one device there you go. Did you ever see orange orange derive. Yep same here you plug it in. It says cannot read right now. There's one yeah you know this this one because it's that's a spinning disk. Oh yeah oh yeah no spinning disks. They still there. It's down here. i don't use it you know but i. I have a spinning this ten terabyte. Because you can't get ten terrib- identities interesting. Yeah i had forty terabytes on my desk. My friend you must also you have along with which i have not forty terabytes here but i have a couple of robo that are begging me to upgrade them to something something bigger and better ev. Every episode of photo walks one. Tv when you just bring all the footage and all shoot. And i'm not gonna just delete it. Yeah that's a whole 'nother show. We got to talk about. I wanna wrap this went up and talk about some future facing things with the iphone but that is that's a show that you and i have to. We have to do and talk about storage options. Because i'm battling that very thing. Think a decade of twit podcasts. How much does that take and do. I want to delete them. No i wanna make enough teas from those things one day right so i think in your case in your case you put up the audio podcast. It's edited and you can pull right down and then you you can pull stuff out of their true. It's not like you roll and transitions titles. That's very true. That's very true. But i'm a pack rat so i want the original unedited defiles too right so so what i was thinking was. Maybe i'll use something like amazon glacier and take those files and literally put them in cold storage. You know where it's it takes effort to get them out of there. But at least i know. They're safe and accessible. If worse comes to worse in the future. Because i never really need to see those files again but i still want him right. So how how many. How many episodes are we talking about. Johnson's thousands yeah thousands. It's a lot. Yeah audio not including video stuff. I've been doing for the last half a year. So two thousand episodes of talking tech for usa today. Wow two thousand two thousand. And when i left there went my keys i i don't have them anymore because i i did it. My posted a determine of your summer. Now i don't wanna be like that. I'm at europe. Cautionary tale man. I'm taking all my stuff like all the jobs that i've ever separated from or left before i started even talking about moving on to a different gummy. I backed up everything you know before the conversations even start. Everything's backed up. You know off site just in case they say hey okay you can go today. Give me your key card right. So what do you think. Let's talk future stuff for this mobile world that we find ourselves in. You know where where do you think. Where do you think the iphone. Ios world as apple is. Foreseeing is going right and al couch that in you look at the iphone. And we've got this cinematic mode in there. We've got These pro raw right. We've dolby and promise m pro regime and we've got dolby..
"jefferson graham" Discussed on This Week in Photo
"Welcome back to another episode of this week and photo. I'm your host frederik van johnson. Just yesterday apple announced a brand new iphone that for some people will be revolutionary and other people for other people. It'll just be home. It's the same thing it's just faster and better sick with my own phone. I'm coming at this from a different angle. And i wanted. I'm joined by my friend. Jefferson graham today to talk about. I just want to get in his brain. We haven't talked at length about this yet. But i want to get into his brain about where this stuff might be going and where it is today in terms of being able to create professional quality work professional in that you're getting a check for professional quality work with a mobile base workflow from start to finish show here to talk about that as my friend partner. Crime jefferson graham jefferson. How are you doing man. I'm doing good. Thanks for having me frederick. It's great to see you again. Yes it's always good to see you. The the multitalented jefferson graham in the man who knows more about technology or has forgotten more about technology and photography. Than i know yet so this is going to be a conversation. I wanna folks focus that. Like i said in that little intro on mobile in the world of mobile and i know you've been talking about this a lot in your newsletter In videos and they'll just the idea of where what is state of the art right now. So let's let's start there what it. What is your position before we get into the specs of this new phone. What's your position on mobile as a professional tool. Okay for starters. Personally i sold a lot of prince and everyone of the prince has been shot on an iphone. Okay everyone and that's because i live in this speech community right behind me. That's iphone eight. Lebron not iphone eight to two years ago and it's blown up twenty by thirty. I shoot a lot of sunsets and morning pictures. Anybody who follows ban social media knows this 'cause i live in a beach community so i take a lot of pictures of the beach and people by prince. And because we're talking computational photography mean that's nine photos stitch together without me doing anything and it got. Hdr at its best. Sunsets tend to look better on an iphone. Then on my sony. It's a sad commentary. But that's the way it is and i get really nice morning shots and really nice sunsets and again so we're making money off mobile but aren't you cheating. Don't you feel like cheating shouldn't shouldn't all be. F stop. Shutter speeds and iso and calculating. The julia bringing out that image in the dark room or in light room. You know and i bring out. I do work on all the photos in light room and in photoshop no photo goes straight from the phone to the website it will. It will be worked on Just like any other image just like any other j. pack would it be Know again. I live in beach community. I wake up in the morning. Five thirty and i walked down to the beach and i take a two hour walk and i had a phone in my pocket. I you know yes. I could bring a tripod with me but the walk would not be as enjoyable dragging the tripod. But i have a friend. She shoes on on the tripod all the time. Though i would tell you that you really wouldn't see that much difference between the two to her photos. Yes i think. Yeah i think you hit it right on the head i think part of the the the question is i look at this and i'm over. Just trippy told over the past several weeks. I've been just sort of like really really re invigorated or re excited by the possibilities of a low impact lightweight mobile based workflow that from which you can create work that is nearly indistinguishable from work. That was created with equipment wing. Much more both pricewise and weightwise right. So i'm on that train already so this this is educational for me on. How how this stuff might manifest. And i'm looking at it from the standpoint of yes. The iphone is kind of the core in the central Of this or egalitarian. Mobile phones right are the core of of a of a mobile base workflow in many ways but then that spreads out to other devices like you may when she three sixty which are also tiny little devices or you may want your drone which is arguably another tiny device to become depending on when you get and then all of that kind of comes back to a tablet where you can edit and upload and do all that within that world looking at that constellation of gear that i just mentioned. Dc a world where that is considered appropriate. Or is it is that always going to be for the foreseeable future your amateur or your hobbyist level kit. What do you think. Okay so. I have paying clients. I meet them and they get impressed when you bring lots of year the more the better writing. Yes that's reality. So if i have people pay me to shoot their poets. I'm gonna shoot them on my sony. I'm gonna use my seventy two hundred millimeter lens and i'm going to blur the background. I'm issued a to eight f four and it's gonna be great or if i'm shooting some kids and they're not being responsive i'm going to ask them to run and make funny faces. I'm gonna go on thirty seconds thirty seconds. Go on high speed and do some fun things that i couldn't do on a mobile phone You know th that's a reality not show up to shoot a client with just the iphone. They'd laugh me out of the room. At least they would. They would now because they have the same phone. So what are they. What are they getting from me. Well what they're getting is somebody who knows how to pose people. They don't know how to pose people and how to keep things moving. And how can you know. Make sure that everything is running on time. But they don't think about that when they hire a photographer but they and they appreciate the big equipment. Could i do it. could you know 'cause. I shoot outside. Wouldn't be as good. Portrait mode on the iphone is really really good but portraits on. My sony are really really good to. He had the beauty of the mobile. Phone is having with you at all times You know. I have a travel. Photography series called photo walks. You can watch it on youtube and watch it onto. I try to shoot most of everything. I do on that show on an iphone. Because i'm showing you how to take better pictures with the same phone that you probably have. So i don't want to cheat. I did one complete episode cya national park on the iphone. every frame was done on the iphone. Because there's this hike enzyme called the narrows in it's in the water and it can go all the way up to here. And i didn't want to get my camera gear wet so i get the iphone wet which is fine. It's water resistant..
Tim Cook nixes TV show, so what?
"Should the c o of a company that makes tv shows. Had ito power over what is produced in shop. Well that's the question being asked about. Tim cook the apple. Ceo who just killed a project in production for the apple tv streaming service per the new york times because he didn't like the subject matter. We'll from the tone of the new york times article. This was a bad thing that someone with cooks power should be able to dictate what we see on the tv screen and to that. I say excuse me but welcome to the real world. I'm not a fan of the apple. Tv service which is put little on there that i wanna see but let's face. It cooks paying the bills. If he doesn't wanna series focused on a web site. That sounds like the now defunct gawker. Well that's his business. Just like exempts can overrule underlings disney warnermedia sony and other studios in production choices. That they don't like so can cook the apple. Tv fair has been rather bland because per trade reports cooking company. Don't feel that apple should be a home for dark material with suggestive content that would offend is customer base. And that's that makes sense to me but the problem is that nobody's talking about apple. Tv content. not that it's offending. Anyone i don't think apple has too dark to get viewers. The marvelous mrs maisel amazon. Isn't it's not edgy. it's just funny. And i love every minute of the crown on netflix. Which just had its best season ever and you certainly wouldn't call. That show are rated right. But i digress. Steve jobs used to micromanage apple down to arguing about what color is a button on a computer. Should be if cook wants to micromanage apple. Tv it's his store. He can do whatever he wants. Just give me some shows. I wanna watch please. I'm jefferson graham. You've been listening to talking tech.
Password abusers of 2020
"So stay tuned after the show to learn more. We're not the only ones who bad job with our passwords companies have a lot to atone for as well dash laying. The password manager likes to end each year with buckets coal for companies. That have not done a good job of keeping our password safe and as always i love reading their chart in letting you know what they have say. I'm jefferson graham. This is talking tech this year twitter. Zoom top dash lanes annual chart of the worst password offenders. His both companies. No tash lane quote allowed their employees and users to fall victim to cyber attacks by using weak passwords unquote. Let me fill you in twitter last july one hundred and thirty verified accounts belonging to barack. Elon musk bill gates. Joe biden and others began to post bitcoin scams because as it turned out a small number of twitter employees fell victim to a phishing attack. Twitter responded by having their employees change their passwords which notes should have happened earlier not later zoom the video meeting app. Which is we've spoken about. Was the most downloaded iphone ipad app of the year. Saw half a million zoom prudential's posted for sale. In april hackers figured out several ways in including credential stuffing and deployment of multiple bots to capitalize on zuma's week and reused passwords potentially compromising more of these users account across the web easyjet the uk based budget airline suffered a cyber attack. The compromised nine million emails itineraries with over two thousand customers credit card. Details breached starwood. The parent company of the mariot mega chain was still recovering from a twenty eighteen data breach when another five point. Two million marietta guests were involved in january hack. The culprit compromised mariot employees log in credentials and on and on. It went the company's lead us down but we need to be more diligent as well with our passwords notes dash lane which says that the average internet user has over two hundred digital accounts that require passwords a figure projected to double to four hundred in next five years so again kids use random and different passwords for every account. You have because repeating the same password note stash. Lane is a lot like using the same key for your house in your car. If someone gets a hold of the keys they now have access to your car. All it takes is for one bad password for hacker to get your information dash line along
Shopper's Guide: Cheap TVs
"Those new. Tv's on sale during the holidays are pretty amazing. Two hundred dollars two hundred twenty five dollars one hundred and fifty dollars some as low as ninety nine dollars. What's the catch folks. What's the catch will here. It is many of them use different software platforms that you really need to be up about before you make the purchase for instance. Would you like to watch. The sequel. To the wonder woman called wonder woman nineteen eighty-four that is debut on christmas day on streaming television in a few theaters. Why no. I'd like to see it. But if i go out and buy the new. Tcl roku branded tv. I can't watch wonder woman nineteen eighty-four because roku doesn't do business with hbo. Max the channel. That is running. Wonder woman on christmas day. Confused let me fill you in on the different platforms. Starting with roku they have a wonderful tv. These tcl td's that roku branded you don't have to buy a streaming stick everything is built in there's hundreds of channels everything but hbo. Max which is the new channel that debuted in may. It costs fifteen dollars a month. It gives you plus the warner brothers library films. Like wonder woman nineteen eighty-four the friends reunion. It's coming next year. Reruns of the fresh prince of bel air. Lots of really good stuff. Beyond that roku has disney plus it has peacock it has the roku channel which is ad-supported and shows everything from the hunger games movies to older. tv classics. Like bonanza roku is a great tv. But if you're gonna wanna see wonder woman you're going to need to buy an amazon fire stick streaming device for about twenty five dollars plug it in and watch wonder woman on hbo. Max on your tv. That's the workaround speaking of amazon fire. Tv addition amazon branded. Tv's are available from cigna. Which is the best. Buy house brand and toshiba. They're aimed at cord cutters the advantages that you don't have to buy a fire tv stick to get streaming since it's built into the set. The good news is amazon. Has disney channel and hbo max but it doesn't have nbc universals peacock which is another new channel. That debuted in july amazon promises voice control with these sets to direct the alexa personal assistant to turn on and off the tv and select channels for you but to do that. You need to enable the alexa skill in your app. Repressed the voice command on the remote control. Plus channel selection won't work with the cable box just antenna tv android google tv. While the google platform is best known on sets from sony. Tcl and high sense and they had the google assistant and chromecast streaming platform built in well in september. Google announced the new google tv with takes more. Google centered approach tv by offering personal suggestions to tv shows. It thinks you wanna watch. The suggestions come from google following your taste on google search and youtube us additionally google tv will enable you to run your smart home the google nest devices and use and use your google photos collection as a screensaver however google tv is currently only the the the twenty twenty fifty dollar chromecast streaming device. Google says it will come. The tv's from sony and other android partners in twenty twenty one with google no issue with hbo max or peacock. They got them. All finally ties in. That is the name for samsung's tb operating system and several new models. Answer to many including google assistant amazon's alexa and samsung's own bixby. Samsung has its own free channel. Which is similar to amazon's imdb and the roku channel called tv plus any resemblance to blow. Td is not accidental. Pluto runs the samsung channel under the samsung name questions about tv platforms. I'm here to help. I'd love to hear from you on twitter. Where match jefferson graham. You've been listening to talking tech.
"jefferson graham" Discussed on Talking Tech
"If you had a sale and nothing was on sale. Well that's the apple four-day black friday sale makes me laugh to giving some gift cards but full price on all the products. I need to point them out to you if you like gift cards. Maybe it's not too bad but the headline gets me iphone. Get a fifty dollar apple gift card. Well only for models. That are not the newest the s e you can get a fifty dollar gift card still pay the full price three ninety nine. The iphone eleven five ninety nine. That's a phone from twenty nineteen or the iphone. Ten are the the phone from twenty eighteen. You get fifty dollars gift cards. Nothing no deal no sale price on the twelve series from this year for the apple. Watch you only get a twenty five dollar gift card. Not for the latest watch but for the series three which is several years old. The latest edition is the series. Six <hes> you can still buy the old watch for one nine and get twenty five dollars off the airpods pro. Please don't fall for this one. Twenty five dollar gift card if you buy the airpods pro for two forty nine the same thing that you could buy at walmart for their black friday sale for one sixty nine. The ipad a little bit more generous one hundred dollar gift card ipad pro seven ninety nine ipad mini three ninety nine no gift card for the entry level ipad which starts at three twenty nine. The mac no gift cards for the new heavily hyped. M one editions of the mac air or the macbook pro. You get one hundred and fifty dollar gift card for the older. I mac the twenty one inch version that sells for eleven hundred dollars or a hundred and fifty dollar gift card for the sixteen inch macbook pro which sells for twenty four hundred dollars apple. Tv set top box. Don't know if you guys have one of those i do. I really love it <hes>. But it's pricey. It's i mean it's so much more expensive than a roku or amazon streaming stick one seventy nine and one forty nine and fifty dollars gift card for that or a hundred dollar gift card on the old homepods speaker from twenty eighteen which sells for two ninety nine so you can get basically hundred dollars off on that but the model they're selling this year is the homepods many for ninety nine dollars if i were you. I'd buy two of those skip the gift card because two speakers in stereo are always better than one. That's my take on the apple. Black friday sale apple only discounts once a year. But this year. The discounts aren't that hefty are they.
Thanksgiving thanks to tech gadgets
"Happy. Thanksgiving is jefferson graham. You're listening to talking tech and today the thankful episode thankful for some really cool tech that i got to use in twenty twenty beginning with the iphone. Twelve pro. max. Yes awesome camera. Awesome screen biggest iphone ever and Really loving those sunset shots sunset videos. I'm getting results. That i'm thankful for the loom cube video light for videoconferencing. We've been on zoom all year long and we're not looking so great without some lighting. This is a little fifty dollar light attached to your laptop in just the right place. You can adjust the lighting and look a lot better. The dj mini to drone sells around four hundred dollars. It's tiny about the size of a smartphone. it's quieter it flies like a charm. That's the thing. I think i like about it. The most it is so easy to fly and the video looks great. Here's an older product. That i started using this year the amazon fire tv cube. This one hundred. Nineteen dollars device from amazon. Lets you use your voice to control the tv. They say you can do it with The fire stick on the remote control. True if you press the button we're the cube alexa turn off the tv. Turn on the tv play cnn. I love it you know. It sounds so simple but to not have to reach the remote. When you're ready to go to sleep and just say turn off the tv. That's pretty exciting. Photoshop are old friends at adobe. Updated the photoshop application this year and edit a new button to let you add clouds and sunsets to your drab white sky pictures and it looks pretty. Good going back to zoom. We can now meeting on. Facebook's portal portal is facebook's dedicated video chat device which works really nicely for a zoom session. Because they have. This amazing camera underrated camera. That can follow you around the room or go to other people as they're speaking and you don't have to have a camera operator. Their google has something similar in the nest. Hub max and said they were gonna offer zoom meetings this year but never did and amazon also said they would start offering zoom meetings on the echo show but never did so props to facebook for portal another older product. Apple's airpods pro. I don't think i've ever heard better sound from a headphone or earbuds. I live on them. I love them thankful for using them every day.
Google's Opt-in is a sham
"To opt in or not. How real is that opt in offer. You realize what you're opting in four. I'm jefferson graham. I've got some thoughts on this. You're listening to talking tech to plug the new pay app from google. Google is encouraging people to try it out and let google monitor your finances and purchases in exchange for personalize offers that it says you must opt in four so if google knows that you eat at burger king he could hit you up with specific burger king offers as opposed to generic restaurant deals in your neighborhood. But didn't know is that people are wary about giving google yet another license to track our every movement as it already does with maps youtube viewing searches and the like. It knows where you go what you watch who you spend time with what stores you drive to and more now. How do you feel about google tracking your purchases so in announcing the new program. Google said this paper civilization feature was opt in and offered a three month trial to give it a try quote at the end of three months. You can decide if you want to keep it on her off unquote. That's what google says and it sounds great right google's putting the decision in your reality check time. Most people won't even know what they signed up for the lettering as tiny is just another window of user agreements. That people's zip right through the turn on page is just one of many pages. Consumers will see when they download the new app and quickly as they always do to say yes to everything. The first thing. Google s is if could use your phone number as identification to introduce yourself to your friends on the new app which has been registered as part mo part quicken part apple pay of vehicle to tap and pay retail split pizzas with friends and monitor your finances so google needs identification is share with friends. I get it next. Earn rewards when you pay discounts and prizes are always welcome. Then the big one turn on personalization within google pay this is in big type but underneath in very small type you see there are the most relevant offers some stores and get recommendations for ways to save. Now here's the ogden quote. If you turn on personalization within google pay this data and additional info like the location where you made a purchase will also be saved in used to personalize your google experience you can also try the setting only for three months unquote consumers are then told they can go to their google account to turn it back and stop the ads. Once they've accepted good luck finding the place to disconnect so the new google pay app.
How to stage a Zoom Thanksgiving
"Everyone jefferson graham. Here talking tech. If you're like me you're probably going to be doing a virtual thanksgiving Travel plans or a little odd right now during this kobe era. And we're gonna be spending even more time looking at a video screen instead of seeing people in person but that's okay. I'm here to make it a little easier for you in a talk about how to set up your tech what you'll need. Think about zoom. Think about laptops phones tablets. Think about tv. Think about a dedicated video display device. Which is my number one recommendation love or hate facebook but you can't get over the fact that the portal is hands down the best video calling device on the market and nowhere. Would it be more useful than the thanksgiving table. It's a dedicated unit. You do nothing but video chat on it and it's got the best camera it follows you around So that you could have like four people at the table as each person speaks to camera would then zoom in on that person. It's pretty amazing technology. The a portal. Get the small one. Get the eight inch. Cost one hundred and twenty nine dollars. I checked on the facebook website today. They have plenty of units. And if you order now you could have it by this weekend. The tenants version one hundred. Seventy nine dollars. The fifteen inch is two hundred and seventy nine in the great thing about the portal. It works with either facebook messenger or zoom which happens to be the world's most popular video meeting service. Google has its own video. Display unit called the nest hub. Max similar camera. It works with google meet which is not as popular as zoom and amazon's echo show can either connect other echo show devices or any phone or tablet with alexa app. So you guys could see your guests on their phones. Ba fine tablets. I think those are good. Nice big screens. Just make sure to get something to hold a tablet stand. Because you don't wanna put greasy hands all over that shiny ipad ditto for the smartphone. Same tablet stands should be able to hold your smartphone in place. If you don't wanna get the tablets stand. Get inexpensive table top tripod for twenty dollars or so. The laptop is probably what most people are going to be using Stick it at the head of the table and just sort of moving around as the dinner continues. Most important tip is to keep an eye level because usually the webcam is looking up your nose. Making your double chin. Looked like a quadruple chin. Put your device atop a bunch of books and remember to look at the camera not at the screen. You're you're making eye contact with the camera. Otherwise you're looking down. Hey what about using the tv. I've got a tip for you. They're apple has really cool feature called airplay. Which lets you beam images video and the like from iphones ipads and mac computers to other devices. If you can connect your apple tv setup box to your tv via airplay you can bring zoom to the really big screen. Additionally several tv manufacturers also have new sets that work with airplay as well including samsung. Lg sony video. Finally don't forget about the lighting if you're gonna go really dark and light candles. Nobody's going to be able to see so turn on the lights. Get out some extra lamps in have fun meeting online.
HomePod Mini Begins Arriving to Customers
ICYMI: Those superfast new Apple Macs
"It's jefferson graham talking tech. I wanted to fill you in on apple's latest announcement which is three new computers with the new. M one chip as always apple says the new computers will be faster and they'll have better battery performance. Want to hear more. Let me fill you in. So the macbook air the thirteen inch macbook pro. Not to be confused with the sixteen inch which doesn't get the new chip. And the mac mini all the new chip so from what i picked up from the presentation. It's really the mac mini. That will be the most radical because the mac mini has always been a slower computer Aimed at people who just didn't want to spend a lot of money on computers The new one is seven hundred dollars you do. Have you do have to add in a monitor on top of that but it sounds like a pretty nice little thing to have on your desk Apples calling the chip. The emma one. They end basically if you ever get bored when apple in their presentation just tells you over and over again. About how fast these things are you snooze during this presentation because they really went into hardcore geek. I look forward to the increased power. I've not had that much trouble with my macbook pro. It's pretty fast as it is. My main issue is noise. you can get really noisy. The fan Is kinda loud and they said that one of the new computers is not going to have a fan. So i'm excited about that. Beyond that apple said the new operating system which is called big sur will be out on thursday. I look forward to seeing that. But i would recommend that everybody wait to download it to make sure that any of the apps that you're using
Those superfast new Apple Macs
"It's jefferson graham talking tech. I wanted to fill you in on apple's latest announcement which is three new computers with the new. M one chip as always apple says the new computers will be faster and they'll have better battery performance. Want to hear more. Let me fill you in. So the macbook air the thirteen inch macbook pro. Not to be confused with the sixteen inch which doesn't get the new chip. And the mac mini all the new chip so from what i picked up from the presentation. It's really the mac mini. That will be the most radical because the mac mini has always been a slower computer Aimed at people who just didn't want to spend a lot of money on computers The new one is seven hundred dollars you do. Have you do have to add in a monitor on top of that but it sounds like a pretty nice little thing to have on your desk Apples calling the chip. The emma one. They end basically if you ever get bored when apple in their presentation just tells you over and over again. About how fast these things are you snooze during this presentation because they really went into hardcore geek. I look forward to the increased power. I've not had that much trouble with my macbook pro. It's pretty fast as it is. My main issue is noise. you can get really noisy. The fan Is kinda loud and they said that one of the new computers is not going to have a fan. So i'm excited about that. Beyond that apple said the new operating system which is called big sur will be out on thursday. I look forward to seeing that. But i would recommend that everybody wait to download it to make sure that any of the apps that you're
Is Voting by Smartphone a Good Idea?
"Did you know that you could vote by smartphone this year in West Virginia South Carolina and a certain county in Oregon? I'm Jefferson, Graham, ULA sand talking tech I'd love to tell you more. You've heard a lot of talk about voting by mail and voting in the traditional polling place. What you're not hearing a lot about is the whole idea about voting via smartphone. We all have our phones in our pocket. Why are we voting that way I? Mean if Jeff Bezos can figure out how to get money from us on Amazon, if Google and facebook can track everything? We do certainly the technology is there to vote effectively on our phone. It may be there a lot of people aren't ready for it. They're testing it this year began in West Virginia South Carolina and Mattila County Oregon, but it's only for the military and certain disabled The whole idea was sort of spearheaded by tech investor named Bradley Tusk who fit who's willing to put his money where his about this he's investing ten million dollars to make. smartphone voting a reality. He hopes that by twenty twenty, eight more of us will be doing it in the presidential election. But for right now, he'll be satisfied with testing it out with local races. They tested it earlier this year in King County Washington, which includes Seattle for an obscure conservation district election and while they did get more people voting I talked to. The people there and they said that most voters were a little wary about doing it on the smartphone didn't feel that it was secure. There's a lot of critics feel that Internet voting is not secure but Bradley, Tusk is out to prove them wrong. He is investing money and and he's he's he's behind the test right now in West Virginia South Carolina, and Oregon. I think it's a great idea I. think it participation would grow immensely I. Don't know that you could prove it couldn't be hacked, but I'm willing to give it a try love to try it out for city council, and for some of the elections, they get very poor participation.
Hospitals hit badly by ransomware
"After the show to find out how. There's been a very disturbing trend happening in the world of computing and Hatem called ransomware. Have you heard about it? It's where the hacker gets control of your computer network and then hijacks you and says he or she sees a he has control of your network and you can't get the files back until you pay me money like lots and lots of money I'm Jefferson Graham you're listening to talking tech the hardest hit in the world of ransomware is hospitals hair healthcare organizations. This is according to a new study by checkpoint research which found that ransomware attempts jumped fifty percent just in July. August and September twenty, twenty, one. And why it's because in this land of Kobe hospitals are easy. They got all these patients who are desperate for their data and hospitals apparently are not very good about keeping their computer networks up in running and safely. How many versions of Windows XP have you seen at hospitals windows xp expired of course, many years ago. and Microsoft long ago stopped updating security patches. So as equium Ahmed of checkpoint said to me, hospitals are desperate and they're willing to pay, and once they start paying hackers here about it and they become easy prey the University of California in San Francisco recently paid one point one, four, million to ransomware attackers to get their files back in. Germany. A woman died when a hospital under a ransomware
Some sexting advice: don't!
"Working remotely. They've got a special offer for our listeners. So stay tuned after the show for more. Jefferson, Graham. This is talking tech with yet another reminder to people out there listening not to do stupid things because every time some insane politician, let's his or her guard down and says things on texts on emails and phone calls that they shouldn't have. I am here to say wake up world. So now you have a North Carolina senatorial candidate cal Cunningham who according to polls was on the verge of winning a campaign. He may end up winning who knows but he was caught as people always are by cheating on his wife, the racy texts that he was sending to another woman. Inviting her to get together and do a lot of kissing not something that I think Mrs Cunningham would be approving of it's very simple if you wanna do stupid things like this. Don't because you will be caught if you're going to send a text and you think it's private between the two of you, it's not if you're going to send an email and you think it's private, it's not if you're gonNA make a phone call and say these things the call could be recorded it could be shared. Everything is public everything that you do online as public I know that all the talking tech listeners know it but it bears repeating don't do stupid things if you're going to run for Senate. Don't send out insane tax don't send out crazy emails. Don't send out crazy phone calls. I would venture to say that if you even said it, you know hotel room there's a good
"jefferson graham" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast
"Fluff. Yeah so bad. Thank you. Thank you. Thank I mean I was stunned and so a lot of the people and what live chats I was looking at then it's Jay over at 30 minutes. But thanks for giving me that time back in the day because you know, maybe they had 15 minutes of of you know, although again, it's sort of cuts against it. I mean among this along with having faith in the middle of day it sort of cuts against the idea of a night in when you're done in half an hour. Yeah, maybe so but we'll see. I mean Google is is apt to surprise us coming up with something totally mind-blowing at some point. So maybe we'll have to wait till Google IO. Maybe I'll have to wait till next year for the night out instead of the night in I don't know. We'll call it next year off but generally speaking. I think it's fair to say that the reviews so far from people are not really strong, but we'll see Google's a big player and they certainly have some really dead. It's a really good products and services that people are going to continue use regardless if they regardless of whether they have a fancy launch event. Yeah, and they have a chance to do some counter-programming against Amazon as well. I mean Amazon has their Prime Day is coming up and Google partner with Walmart last year to do some really ridiculous sales, and if they do something similar to this year they could have they could see a page with some interest just from people who want really good devices that really really cheap prices. Yep makes sense Eric. How can the voice but audience keep track of what you're doing? You can find my articles on a spot. And please do follow me on Twitter at Eric Schwartz, and you can find those details also on voice box. Excellent. Thanks Eric. Thank you. All right. Thank you boys by listeners. I hope you liked the quick update on the Google launch event. It was probably about one-third the length of our episode discussing the Amazon event last week, but I was because there so much less than discuss. Maybe we will see more from Google before 2020 comes to an end. There is a developer day coming up shortly. So maybe a bit disappointing for those of us looking for more from Google and their event this week, but they might just blow us away at Google IO and 20/20. We could only hope bye-bye..
"jefferson graham" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast
"Rolls things out every week. I mean, we just saw the Disney plus integration a couple of weeks ago. That was a very popular story people been waiting for that. But but I think that when our job is to sort of compare like Jack the horse race like Amazon Google Apple and I think I think it was less exciting than the Apple announcement, which really was a very exciting. Yeah, the Apple announcement that you could check your blood levels on the watch and the $300 the $329 iPad has more power than last year's version and that you could subscribe to a whole bunch of stuff off a discount. Right? Well, here's here's one last thing. So Rick osterloh started out and said Google is Northstar remained remains being helpful to people, right? Okay. So bring the people Sundar really late into this 2 and 1/2 years ago at Google IO, you know, obviously that's what they're focused on being dead. Awful, and and if you look at the assistant, it's really Court of that. It's just like all these things that can do whether you're talking to it or not. It can do these things in the background that just you make your day easier, right and he started out with that topic. I was actually sitting here and thinking okay, what did they announce which is being helpful to people today? Right and you know they could have spent ten minutes on all the amazing things the assistant could do for you and how much better it's gotten that's a dude. I couldn't believe it. I like like they could have just done I actually expected them to do demos of things. They already announced but they haven't really demoed any meaningful way because consumers don't know about it. And I think that is that is a specific issue that people have like Google assistant is actually pretty extraordinary and what it can be. I don't think anybody knows about it. I do surveys of consumers all the time and what they're using it for is is really a small percentage of what the assistant can do for them. And may I assume that they're doing to check the weather package to set appointments. Oh and listen to music of course, right? Yeah. Yeah and now and now you can use it to watch TV. Okay. So Jefferson grab this thought was well, this was interesting and maybe not as fun as you talking about flying drones and in home surveillance, but but it is what it is. We saw a couple of new things off. Small incremental Innovation new features really not Innovation. So I guess that's my summary. How can the voice by listeners? Keep track of what you're doing at Jefferson Graham Twitter Instagram and YouTube. My website is Jefferson Graham. You can check Beyond USA Data and have an article up every day and a new podcast as well many of them. You'll hear threat as I guessed. Well, I don't know about Maddie, but I've been out of I've been on more than a couple of times and that's always fun talking Tech podcast one of the best things out there and one other one of the reasons people really like it. You told me from the beginning. It's short right just the opposite of mine. All right. Thanks a lot Jefferson, okay. Okay, Eric Schwartz. We're here to talk about Google's launch night. And the twenty-twenty product launch event for the fall. It's all the new great things. Google is not producing and advance of the holiday shopping season. What do you think? Yeah, I think you know the weren't a lot of surprises generally speaking. I think a lot of people knew what was coming which gave it a different flavor from say the Amazon event. People knew what kind of Hardware was going to be coming out and even had a sense of whether our Google would be focusing. But at the same time, I think there was a lot of disappointments and a sort of sense of being let down, you know, Google spent a lot of time talking about their new Their new smart speaker, which is a really in some ways very impressive piece of Hardware the The Nest audio but they spent so much time talking about its audio Hardware capability and talking to Mark Ronson and and Selena Gomez about it that it's sort of felt like they were aiming at a very narrow audiophile audience rather than the more General users. And I think that there was some disappointment there and there's some disappointment that they that Google didn't really wage hit some of the the highlights that they had at previous events. I mean there was no discussion of a wearable technology and even the the new smart speaker didn't really feel like a a massive leap ahead so much as it did a sort of gradual upgrade of some of the technology dead. And I'd say overall you know for those who are Keen to get a new Google smart speaker or to get a new Chromecast then it was definitely an interesting event. But there's a reason that it was only thirty minutes long and they big part of that was a drum solo. That's right, but the the little kid so okay. And you said there's like this month negative sentiment. So, where are you seeing that give me some examples? So if you look on so certainly Twitter, of course and on some of the the the commentary track there is negative commentary on Twitter. I can't believe it. Yes, the internet had had some negative things to say shockingly on on Twitter on the YouTube comments for some of the videos that page posted in that some of the news networks posted. I think people didn't really get what Google was trying to do. There was several people pointing out that it felt dead. Google was trying to catch up to Amazon and apple when it came to some of their features. It was a weird, you know, some people point out that way it felt like the most interesting elements. We're sort of backward facing where it's like about making the smart speaker a better speaker rather than making it smarter and where the new uh, uh pixel phone may have some nice features but Google seem more interested in in talking about expanding existing features into earlier models of the phone. I think Google assistant and really get a lot of attention and that was disappointed for people who wanted to hear more about what the voice assistant to do and they're they're real sort of a sense of uh, staying in place or moving forward very slowly, you know, the last segment of the birth Right. I mean it was only thirty minutes, but the last segment was a brief video with a twitch start discussing stadia and nothing that they talked about with stadia was particularly new or exciting and it it honestly felt almost like Google had thrown together at the last minute just in response to a month on debuting their own subscription gaming service Luna that they talked about last week. He did he did mention though the Wasabi colored control. Yeah, it felt like they'd given him a lot of what was new and what was new was a new color controller, you know a couple of.
"jefferson graham" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast
"I have another extra episode for you to discuss the announcements frugals twenty-twenty fall product launch event called launch night in Monona Advanced that we would finally see a replacement for Google home, which was launched four long years ago in October. The next song is that replacement is the flagship smart speaker for the Google product line and we will talk about that other than the nest audio. We were expecting a new pixel smart phone, which we did see and a new Chromecast which also made an appearance with Google Assistant, but there really wasn't much for the forest industry to sink their teeth into in terms of advances. I did want to give you an update though and what we did see an offer the perspective of a couple other event observers 2 a.m. Inconsistency, I also asked Jefferson Graham of USA Today and Eric Schwartz of voice. Baat Nai to join me. They were both on the recent episode focused on the Amazon product launch. So we're getting their hot takes today in contrast to what we saw off Amazon for the Google launch event. So next up Google's launch night in 2020 product launch. Let's get started. Jefferson Graham, welcome back to the voicebot podcast. I think this is like three times and three weeks long time Brett. Okay. So the last couple of times we were talking about a massage. We had a little preview show and then and that was pretty brief and then we had a much longer conversation about the post-show from Amazon. But today today we are not talking about Amazon. We're talking about Google and the launch night in Fall Hardware announcement event it promised every year new products new Innovations. Did they live up to the hype in 2028? Oh, not at all. Not at all. This is a disappointing year. They have a a better sounding speaker like the Amazon Echo Studio that came out a year ago, though. It is half the price of baggage. They have a new Chromecast which it is interesting. It's because it makes them actually competitive with Amazon and Roku for the first time. There's a there's going to be a a menu screen song. And the average consumer will actually be able to use this thing. Then there are two new phones and the better phone is the cheaper one, which is very odd and they're selling 5G big time which you know, have fun. Good luck. But you know, I know what 5G is acts like currently and it's big whoop now, maybe in a year maybe in two years. It'll be pretty cool. But for right now it's not very exciting and and there were some interesting software features the one that jumped out at me and I wonder I wonder if it just hit you was hold for me. So when your down hold the Google Assistant will come back and contact you when that person actually comes to the phone. Okay, that's fun. But if I'm putting the phone down because I don't want to have my the phone in my ear. How do I get contacted by the assistant? How's that going to work? That's right. And this was actually mentioned previously and demonstrated previously. So I didn't really consider that to be new. I think the way they characterized is they're extending it to new phones. Also, it's only pixel phone off but older pixel phones are getting it but they didn't have it before so, okay great. I think that's pretty interesting. I do like the idea of pixel being a Sandbox for what they're doing with Google assistant and all their assist AI features for mobility and that makes a lot of sense that wasn't exactly the type of innovation. I was looking for a given that we didn't have I oh, we've only had a couple of announcements over the summer there is actually Google developer event coming up next week. So we might see some new innovation there, but I'd be surprised at anything that would be consumer-oriented. They really would have demonstrated here. I think. Yeah, and so, I mean they've spent the most time talking about Google TV, which is not the old Google TV that I remember from was it ten years ago bread. I At 1 which was the Sony it's a Sony Google TV, which they no longer support and haven't supported like eight years, right which was their their their their their their takes on how to bring the the, you know, the internet to TV it was you know, Roku basically figured out how to do it. Google couldn't figure how to do it of all people. So now they have a new menu screen on your Chromecast and you'll using my Google Assistant to find programs to open up apps and Google search to find stuff to watch and they're so they're claiming they're going to do a better job than Amazon does on Fire TV or or who does in finding stuff that you really like to see and of course they have an advantage over Roku definitely in that they've been tracking everything you've been doing so they know what kind of music you like if they know what you're searching for. They you know, they should actually do a pretty good job because I know that you know, I've now disconnected YouTube TV because it's too expensive, but I know that they did a really good job. When I had it and even without YouTube TV, if I just go on regular YouTube they know what kind of music I like. They know what kind of TV shows I'm interested in and I think but you know, I'm in love our classic comedy and my wife once said to me when I was watching YouTube, what did you just type in classic comedy snow? They know I liked it. So up and down the surface it for you. Yeah, I think the personalization makes a lot of sense but they should do that better than everybody else. They do also with Chromecast. They they now have the Google Assistant button so that you can just ask for whatever you're looking for as opposed to how you would well before you do it on your phone and then you project it. So so I'll say that that's somewhat interesting. I think the nest audio is you know off for years since the last Google home and that's what every place is. So as a long-overdue update, it looks to me like a smaller Nest hubmax wage. Go home Google home. Max. We'd sold for $300. Let's not forget 2017 to help Max came out for $300. And this one is a hundred right so but doesn't hang out of the size of that. So I'm assuming that the low range isn't as good doesn't have as powerful of a woofer but sure an upgrade over the Google home device which makes a lot of sense. I was just expecting to see some more things like maybe a nest many update certainly a a Google home hub which would now be called The Nest Hub update. I mean they rebranded but those are those devices are getting old. They just did the pixel buds last year. So not required to do an update this year. But what we saw was really a few things around services and entertainment which you know, I think is not. Hey Kristen with this idea of a launch night in I didn't really talk about kovind that much and people being at home and they need more entertainment. But my real question to you, did they spend more time in their interview wage? Mark Ronson and Selena Gomez combined been.
"jefferson graham" Discussed on Talking Tech
"My Mom, , Judy Graham has a lot of pet peeves. . When it comes to tech today, , she wants to tell you about her latest I love texting in its place. . But when you have to make plans with people and you have lots of questions. . And you want to talk to someone and you text them and say, , can I call you so that we can discuss it and they say sorry, , can't talk now text me I'll answer any question you want. . So say you're going to have a meeting and you say, , okay, , what time do you want to have the meeting <hes> the next? ? The other person says nine thirty and then you say I can't make it at nine thirty I can only make it at ten and then The other person says, , okay I can't make it a ten how about eleven now, all , this could have been discussed over the phone very easily but back and forth back and forth just doesn't make any sense to me and that is my pet peeve for today many people turned to texting specifically because they say it's easier just to set plans then to pick up the phone. . Hi, , Judy, , how are you? ? That's good. . How's the weather? ? How's everybody feeling by the way? ? What time you want? To ? meet they think that texting is more efficient into that. . You say I totally agree I can't stand the phone calls with Hi. . Judy? ? How are you? ? What's new? ? How's the weather Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah. . But when you have a lot of questions, , it's much easier to talk on the phone and make plans. . That's what I say how often do what are what tell us a little bit about your texting a technique? ? What is because? ? You're you're known to test often as well so Why is it? Okay ? for some of your techs Intel people sort of tests that you like to send to send texts that are one or two words saying hi I'm on my way or I'm here <hes>. . But if there's a lot of questions involved, , I do not like texting I love texting for those other reasons but not for that, , this may be generational because a lot of young people never make phone calls what he said I say that's absolutely true and again I loved texting. . I just don't like texting when we have to make plans and there's like eighty texts back and forth back and forth when it could have all been done in a you know two minutes on the phone. . Okay. . You heard it here Judy. Graham. . . With another pet peeve im her son Jefferson Graham I like texting I like email I everything
Another Judy pet peeve: texting instead of calling
"My Mom, Judy Graham has a lot of pet peeves. When it comes to tech today, she wants to tell you about her latest I love texting in its place. But when you have to make plans with people and you have lots of questions. And you want to talk to someone and you text them and say, can I call you so that we can discuss it and they say sorry, can't talk now text me I'll answer any question you want. So say you're going to have a meeting and you say, okay, what time do you want to have the meeting the next? The other person says nine thirty and then you say I can't make it at nine thirty I can only make it at ten and then The other person says, okay I can't make it a ten how about eleven now, all this could have been discussed over the phone very easily but back and forth back and forth just doesn't make any sense to me and that is my pet peeve for today many people turned to texting specifically because they say it's easier just to set plans then to pick up the phone. Hi, Judy, how are you? That's good. How's the weather? How's everybody feeling by the way? What time you want? To meet they think that texting is more efficient into that. You say I totally agree I can't stand the phone calls with Hi. Judy? How are you? What's new? How's the weather Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah. But when you have a lot of questions, it's much easier to talk on the phone and make plans. That's what I say how often do what are what tell us a little bit about your texting a technique? What is because? You're you're known to test often as well so Why is it? Okay for some of your techs Intel people sort of tests that you like to send to send texts that are one or two words saying hi I'm on my way or I'm here But if there's a lot of questions involved, I do not like texting I love texting for those other reasons but not for that, this may be generational because a lot of young people never make phone calls what he said I say that's absolutely true and again I loved texting. I just don't like texting when we have to make plans and there's like eighty texts back and forth back and forth when it could have all been done in a you know two minutes on the phone. Okay. You heard it here Judy. Graham. With another pet peeve im her son Jefferson Graham I like texting I like email I everything
"jefferson graham" Discussed on Talking Tech
"Hey It's Jefferson Graham Ula Santa Talking Tech I wanted to fill you in Google introduced a whole bunch of new products today. . It's a little confusing what they did because they have two new phones. . The cheaper one is the one with the better features the more expensive one not as great. . You tell me what just happened the four hundred and ninety nine dollar Pixel for a which is the updated version of the phone that they put out in the summertime. . It now connects to the five G. faster wireless networks. . And again, , five dollars versus seven hundred dollars for the more expensive version. . Before has a larger six point two inch screen to the six inch screen on the five. . It has a headphone Jack which the five does not have but the five does have a slightly more powerful battery but you tell me five hundred dollars or seven hundred dollars. . Meanwhile, , I would just get regular pixel for a which cells with three hundred. . Fifty dollars five Jesus at least two years away before you're going to see it being really that much faster. . Maybe a year I don't know. . But what's out there right now is just barely faster than what we're seeing on our other phones. . Now, , the other big news chrome cast remember chrome cast came out a few years ago. . It was a technology that let you plug this device into the back of your TV. . And then cast. . Media. . From your phone or tablet on the TV. . Pretty cool. . Now, , the new version comes with a remote control comes with Google assistant n a menu screen that Google is putting on your TV sets. . That is called TV and it will help you navigate it. . Find better stuff to watch via Google search will see can't wait to try it out finally remembered the Google home speaker, , which was Google's answer to the Amazon Echo. . Then they renamed nest this year there is the nest audio hundred dollar higher fidelity speaker competes with Amazon's Echo studio though the echo studios two, , hundred dollars this one hundred I just got mine in the mail. . And, , I will be plugging it in I'll let you know how it sounds. . But that is the quick update of what's new in Google land
Google Introduces Several New Products
"Hey It's Jefferson Graham Ula Santa Talking Tech I wanted to fill you in Google introduced a whole bunch of new products today. It's a little confusing what they did because they have two new phones. The cheaper one is the one with the better features the more expensive one not as great. You tell me what just happened the four hundred and ninety nine dollar Pixel for a which is the updated version of the phone that they put out in the summertime. It now connects to the five G. faster wireless networks. And again, five dollars versus seven hundred dollars for the more expensive version. Before has a larger six point two inch screen to the six inch screen on the five. It has a headphone Jack which the five does not have but the five does have a slightly more powerful battery but you tell me five hundred dollars or seven hundred dollars. Meanwhile, I would just get regular pixel for a which cells with three hundred. Fifty dollars five Jesus at least two years away before you're going to see it being really that much faster. Maybe a year I don't know. But what's out there right now is just barely faster than what we're seeing on our other phones. Now, the other big news chrome cast remember chrome cast came out a few years ago. It was a technology that let you plug this device into the back of your TV. And then cast. Media. From your phone or tablet on the TV. Pretty cool. Now, the new version comes with a remote control comes with Google assistant n a menu screen that Google is putting on your TV sets. That is called TV and it will help you navigate it. Find better stuff to watch via Google search will see can't wait to try it out finally remembered the Google home speaker, which was Google's answer to the Amazon Echo. Then they renamed nest this year there is the nest audio hundred dollar higher fidelity speaker competes with Amazon's Echo studio though the echo studios two, hundred dollars this one hundred I just got mine in the mail. And, I will be plugging it in I'll let you know how it sounds. But that is the quick update of what's new in Google land
Cheap TVs for under $300
"For under three hundred dollars. Now I'm Jefferson Graham Ula Santa talking. Tech. If you were to walk into a target best buy or some other big box retailer and you really can't miss them the rows of those large forty, three inch and fifty insets selling for two and a quarter to three hundred dollars. Four K. with built in Roku? SMART TD. Two hundred and twenty five dollars you gotta be kidding me. Well, the sets are usually made by TCL, which has three of the top five on Amazon's TV. Bestseller list or insignia, which is best buys house brand. It has the other two spots on the Amazon Chart, and again, both of them have four K. resolution built in smart TV streaming, and they can showcase programming and HDR which stands for high dynamic range producing brighter richer colors. The best buy sets answer to Alexa while the TCL sets will answer to Alexa or the Google Assistant. So what's the catch? It's minor and it's obvious. The picture quality is not as good as the mid range and more expensive TV's. But I would argue that most people wouldn't be able to tell the difference. Now if you're sitting right in front of the TV, it's going to look amazing if you're on the left or the right for the far. Away. To look good unless you spend a grand most people don't WanNa, spend a grand they want to spend three hundred dollars that built in streaming player is quite the deal it sounds small, but it's huge. Now, the old way spent twenty five dollars to a hundred dollars for a Roku or Amazon Fire TV stick and connected to an open hd mice slot on the back of the TV. Put Batteries in the road control put the streaming remote control next to the TV remote control. Turn the TV on ADJUSTER HD my settings to streaming. Then pick up the streaming remote access and control the menu. Now the new way
"jefferson graham" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast
"So they're going to need to do something really cool with that. And you know I, I wanNA see improved video and I want to see your product I wanna see the Webcam built into the television. It seems inevitable to me, but we'll say I will see if they're ready for that yet So certainly next year I would expect to see those maybe this year to. Do Imagine if you had TV with a built in Webcam how that would be it would be I level. and. You wouldn't have to set anything up and you would say a lexical call, Brett, and boom. In a camera would follow you around the room. That's right. Yeah. It sounds like a facebook puerto it sounds like baseball portal which needs to go into the to my, which is separate unit which needs to plug in the wall and a separate remote control and and you're you're you're inviting facebook into your home the minute you know I did a a poll the other day. A. Few months ago and the minute after I did it. They said, you know the person I did it with you should be in contact with that person you should find out what he's doing. Let him hear from you. It was the same facebook nudging. Kidding me I'm, not kidding. Geez. They can't get out of their own way. Yeah. Its up point It's all about optimizing the engagement rate. So I guess they don't want they Jefferson Graham. This has been wonderful. Thank you for the preview for the Amazon Alexa product which is coming. In one week I think it's the twenty, four twenty. Yes it's on Thursday morning the twenty four Thursday morning the twenty, th Thursday morning West Coast time. So yeah hopefully, we'll be able to get back together and DO A. Up to see what actually happened but thank you for your little preview. I. Will Not Be sitting next to you like I was last year but I'll be there in spirit. You wish you were sitting next to me last year because I was front row center and I had the best photos of anybody. Oh, did I sit right behind you at a you're a couple behind me. Well the year before I was next to you. Yes this is this is Joe. Thanks a lot jeff okay bye bye. That was fun to Jefferson's perspective on what to expect from Amazon. This week, you can fall Jefferson Graham on twitter at Jefferson Graham also check out his columns in USA Today and the talking tech podcast, which are typically five minutes long perfect length tidbit of bite sized update on what's going on in tech. Every day I'm reconcile your host the voice by podcasts you can find on the twitter at sell up until next week, join me and reading voice spot data every day I. Hope you enjoyed this extra episode? We might even get a short follow up post event. Stay tuned..
"jefferson graham" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast
"By nation. This is your host, Brechin Selah and I have an extra episode for you today a couple of days ago. Few journalists were invited to a livestream on September twenty fourth for. Twenty twenty product launch. So Amazon has had a product launch event the past three years in late September in two, thousand, eighteen and twenty thousand nine the opportunity to attend the event in the spheres at Amazon's headquarters both years. It was about ninety minutes long for a nonstop series of announcements. Well, this is twenty twenty and there aren't any in person events anymore, but there will be a livestream the last two years, Jefferson Graham, and I had the opportunity to sit down after the event recorder impressions about the announcements last year there were over seventy of them right after we received the notification this year, just a couple of days ago jeff and. I were speaking about what to expect for twenty twenty. I hit record share the thoughts with you Jefferson. Graham. Is the leading consumer tech journalists in the US has been a technology columnist for USA Today for the past twenty years before that spent several years as tech editor for Hollywood reporter in addition to being a columnist. Jeffords. The weekly talking tech newsletter and more impressively has published more than fifteen hundred episodes of the talking tech podcast which records every day and at its as well. Next up what to expect Amazon's big product launch of that for twenty twenty along with a discussion about how the twenty nineteen products panned out. Let's get started. Okay. I'm excited to be here with Jefferson Graham from USA Today I. Guess This is sort of an annual activity for us or maybe it's by maybe it's biannual we tend to get together at CBS as well. Don't Jefferson we do but. not this January maybe the same way maybe over skype, we'll do it. So what we're talking about today is next Thursday upcoming, which is the I've already forgotten what it is. It's the twenty fourth. We're going to be on a special. Video Circuit with the Amazon Alexa team talking about their annual product launch now is couple of years. We've had really an extraordinary number of announcements. I think two years ago. There were something like forty, three or four. I thought was seventy-five last year was seventy five right I thought seventy five was two years ago Oh seventy dollars wouldn't have maybe last year eighty. There was a lot. Yeah. Cow. Like every little thing as an announcement. So there's A wall plug was in announcement. That's that is a physical device. I'll give them credit for that I. mean that's like something I. Think I think. Something like fifteen ish products have been coming out every year more than ten and then they have all these other services has new features for Alexa the come out. Now, what I WANNA do first before we get into what's coming is I want to take a look back about what we saw last year and let's give it a great. So my recollection is last year you said the echo dot with clock was going to be the breakout success of the show. Because it was the cheapest product. Cheapest I haven't seen a lot of action on it if you. It was actually sold out a lot last Christmas so it was very hard to get. Okay. Speaking of hard to get the other one that that cut a lot of headlines was alexina glasses was the echo frame and they said it was a Beta test and you had to be invited in and I just checked the website and you still have to be invited in a year later. Absolutely. Well, so you're jumping ahead and because I did WANNA talk about the three interesting hardware things were echo buds, echo frames, and Lou. Let's talk about echo frames and echo loop because those were the day one additions I know people that have had They've gone on the waiting list and they've got the Beta product for both of those. I'm not hearing very positive feedback on it I. Think People think it's Maybe, an interesting novelty for a few days but nothing that you would use long-term too many shortcomings. Surprises you know you know they never sent me a review unit because I guess since it wasn't available for folks they didn't want to do that my friend Jeff Fowler at the Washington Post, I guess got got an invite and spent the money and got some glasses and he was not a big Fan. I don't feel the need to to be talking to Alexis. I, walked down the street. I could always talk talk to Siri which I really do so. Every time I've tried to glasses thing it's always been a distraction. Yes I can understand that I don't think they tend to have very good sound quality of the ones that I've tried. I've I've only tried the echo frames for a very brief period of time and a noisy room so I won't I won't say. I was in that same room with you. Thank you. Probably, you're probably right next to me listen to the echo buds or something like that. But the I'm not sure that there's anything special there we saw that Bose is actually stepping back they. They're not getting rid of their frames concept, but are stepping back in terms of how they're going to support it. It's going to be much more of A. Of a mundane just audio only solution that's so much to way I i. think there's a question you bring it up this idea you don't need to be talking to Alexa when you're walking down the street. And when you are talking walking down the street, there might be another assistant that would be worthwhile talking because maybe you WanNa, make a phone call or you want to respond to a text message or you want to open your music APP. I'm not sure that Alexis really well set up for that. Yeah. I mean the only thing you'd really want to do is say what time is it How do I get somewhere? What's the weather and play the song for me and those are all things that Siri or the Google assistant do really well and I I would argue that anybody who had by the frames already has a smartphone you know, right? Imagine not having a smartphone and they could pull that phone out an ask Ed if not, all these nobody's going to see them but the airports. So many people have them in their ear and they could ask way as well. So like the pro better than the old air pods. Air PODGY. Said fit very well, they didn't stay in my ear, but the airports pro do and I think they sound great. Okay Yeah. Do better than any other but I've tried. Okay. Now, have you tried the go budge just at Amazon's product launch or if you've tried them in like a review CAPAC-. No have them here and I thought this sounded good but but the airport pro. Some great. Okay. So I'm interested in talking to you about the Echo Bud since you've spent some time on that one of the things that I noticed I actually I was thinking about picking a pair up because they did not send me a copy of those. but I was a little hesitant because you don't what they have a three point seven star rating on Amazon, which I think is maybe or certainly close to the lowest of the Alexa based products or the Alexa promoted products that they have Does that surprise you that it's only three point seven when a lot of their other products are four and a half to five surprising but I don't put stock into reviews I. Think a lot of people just bent and You know I as I say I think most of I don't WanNA use the word fake but I'm skeptical about a lot a lot of the reviews particularly buds for the last I. Look they're one hundred, twenty dollars. Or. Maybe even less, there's a pretty good price for what you're getting. Yeah I, think they're an excellent price for what you're getting. I would say that the Samsung Galaxy Buds at one thirty I think they're both one twenty nine Samsung Galaxy buds if I looked this up, I think I've got a number here therefore point four, five and the echo buds are a three point seven out of five they both have about ten thousand reviews on Amazon and so the law large numbers would suggest, yes there's a lot of probably ridiculous people in there. But then there's a lot of regular people even more that you know we would want their crowdsourcing opinion. So it seems to me that if they're going to. If they think the echo buds are important that there's a likelihood that this might be one of the new products. We see this week and upgrade because it seems to it doesn't meet their standard because.
Unpacking the Apple Watch/iPad event
"Hey Everyone Jefferson Graham Herr hockey tech. I'm here with my friend Richton Bureau Rich on tech from KTLA. And rich and I have been covering Abbas events for years, there was a new one today it was virtual it was very polished. They went off to show new apple watches new subscription services to new IPADS and Gosh. Rich I felt it was missing so much. Don't fill the excitement that we normally feel how about you well, I think you're right it was it. was rushed. It was very fast and there was something that was missing. I'm not sure what it was but I think that apple knows that everyone really cares about the iphone the most and when it's not iphone, they wanted to sort of downplay the excitement. That's the way I fell. So we got a lot of stuff, but everyone's still wants to know about the IPHONE. Now we got a lot of stuff. They didn't talk about the new iphone because it's delayed until October mid October could be as late as November. So they wanted to talk about the watch and the IPAD and I could give it give you the one hour event in two sentences. It's two new IPADS that are have more powerful chips in there faster than ever. It's a new watch that that can check your blood oxygen and a cheaper watch for two seventy nine. That's in-between the the watch him twenty seventeen, and the the new introduced to new subscription services for fitness and for everything that they do and Iowa's fourteen tomorrow there's an hour. Good I'm impressed but here's the biggest news. So so yes, that is the big headlines, but then you have to unpack everything and that's what takes time going through all the little features that apple mentioned all the things that they said, all the things that they did not say, but to me, I think one of the biggest growth places for apple will be the new. Apple. Watch family setup, which allows you to as a parent. You use your iphone to set up a child's Apple Watch and this is very important Jefferson because apple does not want to set. The Apple Watch free because what would that do? That would enable people to have an Apple Watch with any phone they want and they want to keep people on the apple ecosystem. So this new family setup allows a parent to set up the watch for their child. So you're still SORTA tethered, but they can grow a lot of apple watch sales for parents buying these for their kids. Now, we've sat in the audience and we've enthused and we've had a really good time covering these events for several years. Would we have gotten more out of today if it'd been live? I. Think. So I think we would have I mean number one you get to go hands on with the gadget afterwards that's always a nice plus You know you're in the audience I I don't think it moves quite as fast when it's in person and I'm sitting here in front of at least one, two, three, four screens and it was tough for me to. Keep up with this and it's tough to kind of reference things. They mentioned the IPAD mistakenly said, it was the IPAD seven generation when it's the eighth generation I, mean, how do you keep track of all these things and some of these things are so nuanced like how do you describe what the new IPAD is like I mean it's just faster. I mean. That's really You know I don't know it's like it's tough sometimes to kind of really pinpoint what is better about these devices many of them are evolution at this point. And of course, they've been saying that every every device they come out with this faster for years I never thought the I pat slow, but I don't play a lot of games on it well, and I think that it sometimes the apps do take more I mean my kids are still I look these things do last a long time and when people ask about apple versus other products and they made a big deal today to to pinpoint the ipad being faster than a windows laptop being re much faster than an android. Tablet and way faster than a
Apple debuts discount watch, but no new iPhones ... yet
"Get ready for some new apple products. The tech giant will unveil new versions of some old products on Tuesday and potentially show off some new ones do, but it's going to be the first apple product reveal without its usual audience. Instead, the event will feature prerecorded demos spread out over a couple of hours. There will be new IPADS and Apple Watch additions and possibly air pod over the ear headphones plus Apple's take on a Bluetooth key finder, but there won't be any new. IPHONES. They'll be unveiled next month Jefferson Graham from USA Today's talking tech podcast as more. Let's start with the IPAD basically a higher end better looking newer IPAD air. This is the product that sells for five hundred dollars as opposed to the three hundred and twenty nine dollars entry level or the eight hundred dollar ipad pro analysts expect an edge to edge display minus a home button and something. I'm pretty excited about touch ID, which is where you press the home button instead of using face id but touch ID will be on one of the buttons on the side of the unit I hate face I It never works for me, and of course, anybody with the mask knows it doesn't work for them either. So I think this is pretty cool the Apple Watch series six it's expected to be more about software than hardware with a more powerful processing chip it's expected to be able to detect blood oxygen levels and watch users could get an improved electrocardiogram feature to check heart rate. No that the roster currently is three, ninety nine for the series five and one, ninety, nine for this series three. So I think series three is going to be replaced with a lower end watch and can't wait to see what series six all about otherwise analysts think. We might see some new over the ear headphones Cold Air POD studio along with the long rumored apple tags, which again is apple's clone of the tile. Bluetooth key tractor tile was. Really popular about two years ago and sort of lost its Mojo. So it'll be interesting to see what happens
Apple's September Event: No Crowds and Likely No iPhone
"The show for more. Everyone Jefferson Graham, talking tech, and you know were here in the middle of September and you know what that means. It's time for apple to have event to wow us with new products except this year. The event is not going to feature the IPHONE. The event is going to feature updates on IPADS and Apple Watch editions possibly era pod over the year a headphone an apples take on the tile bluetooth key finder I don't think it's going to have the same sort of pizzazz without the iphone but you know what we're GonNA end up with is to apple events one in. Mid September another in October, which will preview the new iphone which has been delayed due the the pandemic. Let me tell you what analysts expect to see start. Let's start with the IPAD basically a higher end better looking newer IPAD. This is the product that sells for five hundred dollars as opposed to the three hundred, twenty, nine dollars entry level, the eight hundred dollar ipad pro. ANA analysts expect an edge to edge display minus a home button and something that I'm pretty excited about touch ID with where you press the home button instead of using face id but touch ID will be on one of the buttons on the side of the unit I hate face id it never works for me, and of course, anybody with the mask no, it doesn't work for them either so I think this is pretty cool. The Apple Watch series six it's expected to be more about software than hardware with a more powerful processing chip it's expected to be able to detect blood oxygen levels and watch users could get an improved electrode cardiogram feature to check heart rate. Noted the roster currently is three, ninety, nine for the series five and one, ninety, nine for this series three. So I think series three is going to be replaced with a lower
"jefferson graham" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Is Jefferson Graham personal technology columnist at USA today just start with the basics right give her formal and they're kind of fun you talk to it you ask a question you have the play music you can operate your smart home based on one of the speakers you can operate your TV I I'm fully because all over the place I'm using force more and more and you know there's I believe it I believe the dot with Amazon best selling product in twenty eighteen and I don't see that changing this year either because of her teeth and people are going on with them yeah you have at least three of the smart speakers right I mean I I would do you use certain ones for certain activities well you know I'm a tech reviewer thought got stuff all over the place okay so Google one that I've got I have the best hub map which is a video version and is basically a beautiful digital photo frame ten inch photo frame occasionally I ask questions to play music that is primarily a photo frame in the video your I love that that one sold for two twenty nine go I believe for the holidays support the bill to pick it up to about one seventy five one of my wife lived on the Alexa in the house I'm sorry for that love because a look that just hurt me my wife live on the Amazon echo speaker to play the radio and I also have an Amazon enable television so that is really great you know what that is Amazon turn off turn on the TV Amazon switched eight three of my one of pick a specific show on Netflix those are all great and a third there's you know there's nothing you can really make one after that because you know it just save you some steps nobody knows where the remote control is the nobody knows with all the buttons are so that was pretty cool one you can do your TV too but not not in the same way not as user friendly as Amazon so do you find that these smart speakers make your life I I should ask this from a non tech reviewer stand point for the rest of us do these smart speakers make lives easier or just more entertaining well I think that but the the remote control situation I just gave you that made that makes quite up better that that's easier because we don't know whether motive and if you get to do that and use that that that's a wonderful thing I have a friend who has a full smart home in every night you said you know look to turn off the lights and bowl Merrick does I haven't gone that far yet I played with the spotlight clicking to pretty expensive and not worth the effort yeah well my friend with a good good for let me tell you about the car so I have a little do that called eco auto hours you plug into the cigarette lighter you get the charge two phones at the same time and your great Alexis at the car so I'm driving along and I say well left so late Chaka Khan I want to listen to the great singer or whatever whatever right and now I'm not looking at the phone I'm not I'm not dealing with the bottom just driving along I'm saying like Gordon deal and hopefully it gets it right in the quiet camp that unit is not there yet it to where it should be but that was the that's the product they used more often than anything else this year because I'm in the car right in it and what it doesn't do it doesn't give you voice directions which is bad it should be doing what it can do is say call cordon and it will call Gordon and now I have Bluetooth in the car fifty dollars that was a great thought there's a first time by the way that Shaka Kahn and Gordon deal have been used in the same sentence for the record Jefferson Graham from USA today twelve minutes now in.
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"For the nation's biggest cities recently and naturally tech nerds like Jefferson Graham at USA today got really excited then came the reality check he says five G. service may be touted as available in his town of LA but it's not everywhere he writes a personal technology column Jeff set up five G. as it stands today it is mostly how they are mostly high. early in the world of Verizon T. mobile in eighteen T. just launched their five G. service which is which is better and more widespread than the others. not that fantastic it's not worth paying the extra money it will cost to promote the service and certainly. leading to a new phone it's gonna cost you compete hundred dollars to eleven hundred dollars it's so in theory or perhaps at some points five G. would do what for us at some point five G. would give us lightning fast service that would let us download the movie in a second. that the promise it's not I downloaded episodes of the marvelous Mrs Maisel in a minute that's a sixty minute show versus five minutes in four G. okay so it won't matter that much faster now now we have to confuse listeners with the mumbo jumbo. T. mobile AT and T. M. arise and of being there five G. in in high frequency signals that enables them to give you faster five G.. only good if you're standing right in front of the cell tower if you're in the building if you're in a window or something blocking you you could lose it altogether. is beaming at him low frequency which is not as fast but it doesn't have the issues that the other five G. house okay you mention too that with this really some fine print with some of these company claims like five G. is in your city but as you found out it is sometimes it can be just block by block or every other block or something that's right. all has that thing and they say you know I I looked on the map it's on this street in LA a mystery now there are some sort of calling all the stores on those streets. come in and test your five G.. so we don't have it here. it's a very president last eighteen P. only has five jeep for corporate customers. knocks out most consumers him the rights in says it's in a handful of cities but again it's only in pockets thanks Jeff Jefferson Graham personal technology columnist at USA today he also hosts a podcast called talking tech it's thirty minutes now after the hour on this morning America's first news..
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"But you have found dead is amazing new adenine camera inexpensive but bath knitting pv technology that produced the fastest part of bogus like yet to see in the smallest professional grade camera deduct come across in bed news alert the camera cost forty five hundred dollars for starters i know it's pricey but let me tell you about it anyway i'm jefferson graham at usa today and you are listening to talking tech as long time listeners the show no i been enamored with sony's innovation in cameras for many years the company is the distant number three two cannon and nikon but in terms of breakthroughs sony just rolls over them sony's the company that makes the image sensors found on most smartphones including the iphone in samsung galaxy and most dsl ours from cannon and nikon as well the company doesn't lead in audio or television like it once did but in cameras it is found ways to make bodies that are smaller lighter easier to operate and aeges outperformed the competition in low light the a seven astrom 2013 broke the low light barrier now the a9 does it with speed the camera is marketed the sports photographers for its rapid fire twenty frames a second shooting i brought the camera long to a bike race where cyclists were barreling around the corner and with my finger down on the twenty frames a second shudder i was able to get really sharp shots at less than a splitsecond without having to worry about missing anything and that's great prefer me it all comes down to the focus shooting us smartphones is easy everything is always in focus but when you graduate to a professional camera where the image chip is twenty times the size and thus potentially way sharper fast focus can be a challenge it takes a lot of practice and skill the keep up especially at a sporting event where people are moving all over the place.
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"That's not going to happen not this year anyway nor or the cops in hawaii of all places going to be aggressive about ticketing as far as you and me the genie is out of the bottle and there's no going back but let's give the city of honolulu some respect in admitted this is a good idea let's have a voluntary cell phone time out when we cross the street city life is pretty cool to look at especially in honolulu with all those amazing palm trees and sunsets right that's my view what's yours let's chat abetted on twitter where i'm at jefferson graham you've been listening to talking jets don't forget to subscribe to the show on apple podcast in center and as always please leave your reviews comments and suggestions today's episode talking tech is brought to you by ziprecruiter where you can post your job to 100plus job sites with just one click are you hiring do you know where to post your job to find the best candidates ziprecruiter's technology promises to efficiently matched the right people to your job better than anyone else that's why ziprecruiter's different unlike other job sites ziprecruiter does not depend on candidates finding you it finds them ziprecruiter says it over 80 percent of jobs posted get a qualified candidate in just twenty four hours no juggling emails or calls to your office simply screen rate in managed candidates all in one place with ziprecruiter's dashboard find out today why ziprecruiter has been used by businesses of all sizes to find the most qualified job candidates with immediate results and right now talking tech listeners can post jobs on ziprecruiter for free just go to ziprecruitercomtalk talk.
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"Every once in a while a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything the iphone is ten years old this year happy birthday iphone let's face it you have been the most groundbreaking life changing device of our generation i'm jefferson graham with usatoday you're listening to talking tack remember ten years ago when we walked down the street looking ahead baking i contact with each other restaurants in how we left work at the office will were always on now thank you iphone twenty four seven for the good bad and ugly it was on january nine th the old macworld conference where the leach steve jobs announced a new device it was a phone it was internet communicator and it was also an ipod macworld was taking place at the same time as the consumer electronics show it sucked all the air out of the us the iphone was all anyone wanted to talk about i remember because i was there there had been attempts had socalled smartphones by palm with the trail and nokia but all were really clunky and hard to use the iphone released in june two thousand seven was the first one the got it right and consumers responded buying over one billion iphones it now represents over twothirds of apples revenue apple sold over two hundred million iphones last year that compares to say ten million amazon echo speakers were twenty million microsoft xboxes as you can see there is a massive gap the iphones changed dramatically since the beginning its larger thinner less clunky and that whole phone internet ipod thing well that's long been forgotten now it's a phone a camera in a communicator away to be in touch socially it's an app machine the iphone gave birth number ways instagram snapchat in so many of the other apps debt we frankly couldn't live with out.