In the Heart of Smartphone Season: New iPhones, LG Wing, & the Smartphone Price Sweet Spot!
1 hr 18 min

We're in the deep, beating heart of smartphone season! With three big new phone events since our last episode, we revisit our power rankings, cover several of the new phones being released, and wrap it all up with a discussion about phone-price ranges and where the elusive sweet spot for phone-pricing actually resides!


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Android Central Podcast
Android Central Podcast
Android Central
The Blue Phone Conspiracy
If rumors are to be believed, the Galaxy Note series may have run its course. Hayato, Ara, Joe, and Daniel talk about the possibility of life after Note for the S Pen, Google Stadia, and a limited edition Pixel 4a. There's also a new incarnation of Google Pay, a faster version of Chrome, and the crew try to understand the appeal of the new Twitter feature: Fleets. Links: * The end of the Galaxy Note could be a blessing in disguise for the S Pen | Android Central * Samsung will not launch a Galaxy Note 20 successor next year, says new rumor * Google Stadia is coming to iOS as web app, giving free Premiere kits for buying Cyberpunk 2077 | Android Central * Google Pixel 4a 5G vs. Pixel 4a: Which should you buy? | Android Central * The Pixel 4a now looks better than ever in the new limited edition Barely Blue color | Android Central * Google Chrome takes on Safari and Edge with speed-boosting update * Google's answer to the Apple Card is here, but is it any good? * Google Pay: Banks supported, how it works, and everything you need to know | Android Central * How to embed a Tweet in a Fleet | Android Central * Twitter's Snapchat-inspired Fleets are now launching worldwide | Android Central Sponsors: * Indeed: Indeed gives you the smart tools to make hiring decisions quickly, and to be confident that you’re making the right hire for your team. Try Indeed out with a free $75 credit at Terms, conditions and exclusions apply. Offer valid through December 31.
1 hr 20 min
Syntax - Tasty Web Development Treats
Syntax - Tasty Web Development Treats
Wes Bos & Scott Tolinski - Full Stack JavaScript Web Developers
Potluck - Frameworks vs Libraries × Debugging × CSS Modules vs Styled Components × Resumes × Stress Management × More!
It’s another potluck! In this episode, Scott and Wes answer your questions about frameworks vs libraries, improving your debugging skills, building a component library, CSS modules vs styled components, writing a good resume, stress management, and more! Sanity - Sponsor is a real-time headless CMS with a fully customizable Content Studio built in React. Get a Sanity powered site up and running in minutes at Get an awesome supercharged free developer plan on Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with Sentry. Sentry is open-source error tracking that helps developers monitor and fix crashes in real time. Cut your time on error resolution from five hours to five minutes. It works with any language and integrates with dozens of other services. Syntax listeners can get two months for free by visiting and using the coupon code “tastytreat”. Show Notes 01:27 - How do you implement WebRTC? Please tell us more about online streaming, screen sharing, data flow. 03:20 - Which JS library/framework do you think beginners might find the easiest to understand? 05:06 - How do you deal with different case types between different systems in your project? For example, I store records in a Postgres database which typically uses snake_case and then I render them with React, where props are typically camelCase. Is it better to convert the cases back and forth between frontend and backend or just pick one case and use it everywhere? 09:23 - My question is about the difference between a framework and a library. Should we have two separate words? 12:39 - How can I work on improving both my generic problem-solving skills and my debugging skills? I feel like there have got to be some more proactive things I can do to improve in these areas. 17:22 - I just listened to your podcast on making freelancing easier and enjoyed it. You talk about making your own component library. Do you have tips on how to store and manage a component library? 21:39 - What projects do you use Rust for, and do you have any ideas where Rust might be the thing to do when talking web projects? 29:10 - I’ve recently joined a great-paying full-time gig at a big enterprise-level company as a Senior Javascript Engineer (React, Node, etc). I’m humbled to be here - but at times the pace is slow, tickets are scarce, and I feel like I’m not able to really utilize or hone my skillset. I’ve been looking at potentially moving into contracting/agency work - the money seems comparable with the added benefit of new and exciting projects and having more control over them. Do you think contract work would be more fulfilling, or is crazy to leave a cushy job solely because I’m in a sense, bored? 35:26 - I’m currently working on a Next.js project and trying to decide which CSS system to use. What is your take on CSS modules? I know you like styled components a lot, but since there is built-in support for CSS modules with scoped CSS, I find it hard to motivate bringing in styled components. Am I missing something? 38:15 - Regarding Episode 290, you fielded a question regarding Angular and I appreciated your balanced response since I’m primarily an Angular developer at my job. If you could, would you please update the link to the Angular website to point to (v10) instead of the AngularJS (v1) website? 40:43 - I really need advice on how to write a good resume, or any tips you may have for getting noticed in the hiring process with only a couple years of experience. I have been applying to many jobs as a front-end developer but I seem to get no response EVER. 47:17 - How do I dynamically assign subdomain/wildcard/slug dynamically during signup process with React and Node? (Like the way Freshbooks does — i.e,, etc.) 48:44 - Wes, I’ve been taking your Mastering Gatsby course, and I’m loving the course so far. My only complaint would be I wish you added a module for CSS. I think it's just because I personally struggle with styling websites. Do either of you have any suggestions on how I can improve in that aspect of web dev? 50:35 - For web developers just starting out in freelancing/building e-commerce sites — from a business perspective, do you recommend we first 1) just code and worry about business stuff later? or 2) go through the government paperwork and be a sole proprietorship? or 3) incorporate (though this costs more)? 54:20 - What’s your approach for handling padding + margin with components? 57:43 - How do you back up sensitive files that do NOT get added to source control (env files, for example)? I have off-site computer backups, and I have .env files on a small thumb drive on my keychain. What do you do? 59:56 - Do you guys have stress management techniques? How do you cope with stressful situations at work, like unexpected tight deadlines? Links * Syntax 002: Webcam and audio access with WebRTC and getUserMedia() * Syntax 256: WebRTC and Peer-to-Peer Video Calling with Ian Ramzy * * Twilio * Svelte * * Master Gatsby * Syntax 292: How to Make Freelancing Easier * * * * * Deno * Rust * wasm-pack * * Syntax 290: Potluck - Is Angular good? × Stencil.js × Self XSS × SVGs in React × Social Platforms for Devs × Project Handoff × Cleaning Knives × More! * Modern CSS Layouts * Modern CSS Design Systems * Digital Ocean App Platform ××× SIIIIICK ××× PIIIICKS ××× * Scott: Eating Out Loud: Bold Middle Eastern Flavors for All Day, Every Day: A Cookbook * Wes: Levi’s Barstow Western Shirt Shameless Plugs * Scott: Animating Svelte - Black Friday Sale: Sign up for the year and save 50%! * Wes: Master Gatsby - Black Friday Sale: All courses 50% off! Tweet us your tasty treats! * Scott’s Instagram * LevelUpTutorials Instagram * Wes’ Instagram * Wes’ Twitter * Wes’ Facebook * Scott’s Twitter * Make sure to include @SyntaxFM in your tweets
1 hr 8 min
This Week in Tech (Audio)
This Week in Tech (Audio)
TWiT 798: The Lighthouse Keeper and His Robot Butler - Tech hearings, streaming Windows, RCS encryption
Tech hearings, streaming Windows, RCS encryption * TikTok pokes the lion about why it hasn't been shut down yet. * Why do the tech Senate hearings continue without any YouTube presence? * L'Oréal's virtual makeup filters now support Instagram, Snapchat, and Google Duo. * A website that allows you to scream into the vast wilderness in Iceland. * Does Section 230 need to be changed or is it nearly perfect already? * Apple's M1 chip and the folly of buying first-generation Apple products. * Comparing Apple's consumer-based services approach to Microsoft's cloud based services approach. * RCS encryption is testing and it's been a long time coming. * Does Apple lock users into its own Messaging default? * The prevalence of Discord among younger users. * Flash animations are now easily accessible on the Internet Archive. * Windows celebrates its 35th birthday. * How Microsoft's focus on Windows has shifted in recent years. * Someone figured out how to boot a PC from a vinyl record. * Google Pay is relaunched to focus on personal finance analysis and banking. * An Arecibo Observatory is on its last legs. * Marissa Mayer's Sunshine app represents her love of product. * A drywall-installing robot by Canvas comes out of stealth. * How gift buying for the holidays has changed this year. * Lory shows off her iPhone mini in light of her recent review. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Lisa Schmeiser, Lory Gil, and Lindsey Turrentine Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: * * * * promo code TWIT30
2 hr 33 min
Noise Cancelling
Noise Cancelling
Noise Cancelling
39: Apple's M1 Macbooks, Next Gen Gaming and much more | Noise Cancelling Podcast
Can't find the time to keep up with tech news? Looking for some awesome lockdown listening? We have you covered with the Noise Cancelling podcast, which is brought to you by TechRadar and our sister sites Laptop Mag and Tom's Guide. The show is presented by Gareth Beavis, Global Editor in Chief of TechRadar, and features Sherri L. Smith, Editor in Chief of Laptop Mag. This week our guest is Matt Hanson, Senior Computing Editor at TechRadar, who joins us (remotely, of course) to talk about the last seven days in tech. Your headlines for the show: 00:00 Start 02:16 Which product do you want to see sold off to another brand 14:53 Apple M1 Chip 29:00 AMD Radeon and Radeon rx6800xt 33:12 Able Gamers 34:44 Wahoo Watch 36:09 Samsung Galaxy 21 FE and Fold 3 39:36 News Blast 43:55 You shouldn’t but the Xbox Series X right now 51:25 Sign off As usual, we're talking about a variety of topics from the world of tech. We begin the show with this week's Big Question: Which tech product do you want to see sold off to another brand? We also talk about the latest M1 chipset from Apple... a lot! As well as some next-gen gaming and foldable phone chat.  Meanwhile, this week's Unpopular Opinions is all about how you should wait until next year to buy and Xbox Series X. For all this and more, tune into the all-new Noise Cancelling podcast – you can subscribe on Spotify, grab it on Apple podcasts, or find us wherever you get your pods. New episodes land every Friday. Don’t forget to head over to, and to read more Music by Lee Rosevere - Thought Bubbles Licenses under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Like TechRadar on Facebook:  Follow on Twitter:  Follow on Instagram: Subscribe on YouTube:
54 min
MacBreak Weekly (Audio)
MacBreak Weekly (Audio)
MBW 741: Comparing Apples to Bananas - App Store Commission Change, Facebook Privacy Feature, China Labor Law
App Store commission change, Facebook privacy feature, China labor law. * Apple will reduce App Store cut to 15 percent for most developers starting January 1st * Apple Defends Delay of Privacy Feature, Slams Facebook * Undersheriff, Apple security chief, businessman indicted in bribery schemes * Apple is lobbying against a bill aimed at stopping forced labor in China * Apple releases iOS 14.2.1 with bug fixes for iPhone 12 mini, text messaging, more * iOS 14.3 beta 2 lets you run shortcuts from the home screen without launching the Shortcuts app * Sebastiaan de With: The iPhone 12 Pro Max: Real Pro Photography * Apple (again) said to be going portless with its 2021 iPhone. But only one. * Apple Silicon app database lists all the apps compatible with M1 Macs so far * Apple and PBS team up for special broadcast airings of "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" and "A Charlie Brown Christmas" * Today at Apple unwraps live online sessions and creative projects to brighten your holidays at home Picks of the Week * Mikah's Pick: myCharge Hub * Andy's Pick: CalDigit TS3 Plus Thunderbolt 3 Dock * Rene's Pick: iStat Menus * Lory's Pick: The Wolf of Snow Hollow Hosts: Mikah Sargent, Andy Ihnatko, Rene Ritchie, and Lory Gil Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: * *
2 hr 20 min
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