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This week, Lory Gil, Serenity Caldwell, and Rene Ritchie talk about some happy topics, as well as some not so happy topics. First up, they each share their favorite Holiday shopping deals. Next, the conversation pivots to Portrait Mode and depth effect on iPhone X compared to Google’s Pixel 2 XL.

Lory shares her enthusiasm for Nintendo’s newest game for iOS and Android — Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. It’s based on a freemium model with in-app purchases. But, as Lory attests, you can enjoy many hours of the soothing game with very little or no cash outlay.

Leaving the happy world of Animal Crossing behind, the topic turns to Uber and yet another scandal. This time, the company discloses a hack in 2016 that compromised 57 million accounts — paying hackers $100,000 in the process to keep it quiet.

Finally, the Federal Communications Commission and U.S. legislators are preparing for a vote that threatens to undo existing to net neutrality regulations. The group discuss why net neutrality is critical to ensuring a free and open future for all citizens on the internet.

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Direct download: imoreshow582.mp3
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To kick things off, Dan DeSilva of Thrifter drops by to tell us about their upcoming Black Friday live blog of amazing deals! Next on the agenda, Mikah, Lory and, Serenity dive into their hot takes on Apple’s delay of the HomePod and the opportunities it creates for Amazon and Sonos.

Lory talks about Skyrim on Nintendo Switch and her favorite Switch accessory — socks!

Finally, the gang share their favorite new apps for iPhone and iPad. Don’t miss this jam-packed episode!

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Direct download: imoreshow581.mp3
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Most people go on a honeymoon immediately after their wedding — but not Serenity Caldwell! Instead, she traveled to Philadelphia to compete in a roller derby championship. Along with her skates, Serenity had an iPhone X so she could test its photo and video capabilities in a fast moving situation. She shares her experience in the photo pit, and Lory talks about using her new iPhone X on a weekend trip to Disneyland.

 

The gang’s all here in this episode. Rene, Georgia, Mikah, Serenity, and Lory also talk about Animoji Karaoke and answer a ton of listener questions. Finally, they must choose between a donut, Xbox One X, or an iPhone X.

 

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Direct download: imoreshow580.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:17pm EDT

iPhone X launch weekend has come and gone—Rene, Lory, and Mikah are here to bring us their impressions of the new shiny. They talk about all the major aspects of the phone, including: the “horns”, OLED display, new gestures to accommodate the lack of a home button, FaceID performance, and battery life.

 

Additionally, the team is joined by Dan DeSilva from our sister site, thrifter.com, to talk about about some great deals on gadgets and other items before Black Friday hits.

 

Be sure to listen carefully for The Four Pillars of Humanity… at least according to Rene!

 

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iPhone X review: The best damn product Apple has ever made

Direct download: imoreshow579.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:58pm EDT

Stephen Fry wasn't available. Neither was James Earl Jones.

 

On iPhone X eve, Rene Ritchie sits down by the virtual fireplace to provide a dramatic reading of his iPhone X review. He dives deep into the technology found in this new device. More importantly, though, Rene shares insight about how iPhone X feels to use every day—focusing on the feel and interaction it provides.

 

While there are a few nitpicks to address, found out why he thinks iPhone X is the best damn product Apple has ever made!

 

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iPhone X review: The best damn product Apple has ever made

Direct download: imoreshow578.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:28pm EDT

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