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Steve      Tim Salmon 

Follow-up chat, views and reviews from myself, Ted Salmon, a weekly podcast, with frequent guest appearances by the mobile world illuminati.  Comments and questions welcome to my Twitter account @stevelitchfield and to Ted's @tedsalmon63. See also the associated Facebook group and forum and Google+ Community.

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Download Phones Show Chat episode 252 ("Ben Smith, The First Smartphones",18/08/2014) manually (Size: 32MB, 66 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat 252 - Show Notes
...Steve Litchfield & Ted Salmon with Special Guest Ben Smith

Errata
RIP SMS Backup+, long live Call Log Calendar

Device Week
Nexus 5
iPhone 5S
Nokia Lumia 1020 now has Lumia Cyan and WP 8.1
Samsung Galaxy S4
LG G2
HTC One (M8)

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week. And this week’s winner is... Marek Pawlowski… Do get involved before the next draw by joining the Virtual Pint of Beer a Month Club! It could be you! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

Phones Show Flickr Group
Found at http://www.flickr.com/groups/phonesshow - Join the Group here
Picture of the Week: Decking Flower by Robin Ottawa using an LG G2

Small flower

Steve’s AAWP tutorial for uploading to the Phones Show Flickr group for Windows Phone
Steve’s Android Beat tutorial for uploading to the Phones Show Flickr group for Android
Thanks to Richard Yates for management


Forum Classifieds
Don’t forget to look at the bargains over at pscforum.co.uk - And also to check out Kev and Nick’s podcast

Google Plus Links
Tom Zach wants more control over the Android Backup/Restore process, Allen Cross hits the nail on the head with Moto 360 pricing, Chris Bates mini-reviews his new xiaomi mi4
and Juliet Purcell chats with others about all things fitbit and jawbone!

NFC Dog

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The Phones Show Chat is a one hour (ish) weekly podcast without interruptions. Thanks to nfcdog.com for helping keep the lights on! For all NFC needs, you know where to go....

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Download Phones Show Chat episode 251 ("Rita El Khoury - G2 or G3 - or indeed G Watch!",10/08/2014) manually (Size: 29MB, 57 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat 251 - Show Notes
...with Steve Litchfield & Ted Salmon with Special Guest Rita El Khoury

Device Week
Nexus 5
HTC Desire 610
Nokia Lumia 1020 now has Lumia Cyan and WP 8.1
Pebble
LG G Watch - Steve’s review at AndroidBeat
Samsung Galaxy S4
LG G2
vs. LG G3
Sony Xperia Z1
HTC One (M8)
Amusing Phone Shop Display
Symbian App Store closing for good at end of 2015
Skype being dropped imminently for Symbian and WP7

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week. And this week’s winner is... Carlos Anzola… Do get involved before the next draw by joining the Virtual Pint of Beer a Month Club! It could be you! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

Phones Show Flickr Group
Found at http://www.flickr.com/groups/phonesshow - Join the Group here
Picture of the Week: Harbour by Stephen Quin using a Nokia 930

Harbour

Steve’s AAWP tutorial for uploading to the Phones Show Flickr group for Windows Phone
Steve’s Android Beat tutorial for uploading to the Phones Show Flickr group for Android
Thanks to Richard Yates for management


Forum Classifieds
Don’t forget to look at the bargains over at pscforum.co.uk - And also to check out Kev and Nick’s podcast

Google Plus Links
Fancy a moment of nostalgia? Audun Skilbrei launches a chat about his new Nokia N95 8GB and everyone’s comparing specs in the thread with other similar phones as if it’s 2007 again, Malcolm Bryant seeks advice on G+ and auto-backup of photos when there’s a CF Card present, Leon Buxton starts a heated debate on different OS’s approach to setup and Taz Hoque links out to an article explaining why giving Android apps permissions is not so scary - even Facebook!

Listeners’ Contributions
Mark Wilkinson asks about our experiences with WP8.1 devices post-Cyan

NFC Dog

Thanks again to these guys, see nfcdog.com for all NFC tag needs!

Follow us…
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Download Phones Show Chat episode 250 ("The 200 sweet spot",31/07/2014) manually (Size: 26MB, 50 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat 250 - Show Notes
...with Steve Litchfield & Ted Salmon


Device Week
Nexus 5
HTC Desire 610
HTC One (M7)
Nokia Lumia 1020
- WP 8.1 Update
Pebble Steel
LG G Watch
- Steve’s review at AndroidBeat

Steve’s comparison of G Watch and Pebble Steel
Nokia Lumia 920
- Steve’s article on reverting to 8.0 from 8.1 DP
Samsung Galaxy S4

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week. And this week’s winner is... Martin Hall… Do get involved before the next draw by joining the Virtual Pint of Beer a Month Club! It could be you! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

Phones Show Flickr Group
Found at http://www.flickr.com/groups/phonesshow - Join the Group here
Picture of the Month: Alessandro y el puente by Vitaliano Giannangeli Rossi with his Nokia N8

Boy and bridge

Steve’s AAWP tutorial for uploading to the Phones Show Flickr group for Windows Phone
Steve’s Android Beat tutorial for uploading to the Phones Show Flickr group for Android
Thanks to Richard Yates for management


Forum Classifieds
Don’t forget to look at the bargains over at pscforum.co.uk - And also to check out Kev and Nick’s podcast

Google Plus Links
Taz Hoque poses a driving question about what Multitasking means to Android, based on downloading/installing apps and Jamie Holland develops the 4.4.4 theme which explains the ‘writing to SDCard’ problem with KitKat

Listeners’ Contributions
Aly Naseer with thoughts on the Galaxy Note 2, Note 3 and Nexus 5
Steve Norris-Tari poses some questions and makes some observations about cheap Android phones from China. Here’s one or two examples


NFC Dog

Thanks again to these guys, see nfcdog.com for all NFC tag needs!

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Download Phones Show Chat episode 249 ("Sue Blandford, Ted's HTC pantheon",27/07/2014) manually (Size: 30MB, 60 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat 249 - Show Notes
...with Steve Litchfield & Ted Salmon


Device Week
Nexus 5
Motorola Moto G
Nokia Lumia 930 - Phones Show 232
Galaxy S4 - Faux leather back
HTC One (M7)
Nokia Lumia 1020
Pebble Steel
(Sue Blandford’s Audio Review)

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week. And this week’s winner is... Martin Donoghue… Do get involved before the next draw by joining the Virtual Pint of Beer a Month Club! It could be you! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

Phones Show Flickr Group
Found at http://www.flickr.com/groups/phonesshow - Join the Group here
Picture of the Week: Garland Girl by HugoVK using a Nokia 808

Girl

Steve’s AAWP tutorial for uploading to the Phones Show Flickr group for Windows Phone
Steve’s Android Beat tutorial for uploading to the Phones Show Flickr group for Android
Thanks to Richard Yates for management


Forum Classifieds
Don’t forget to look at the bargains over at pscforum.co.uk - And also to check out Kev and Nick’s podcast

Google Plus Links
Allen Cross fires off a chat about the Motorola Shamu rumours and survival of the Nexus line, Taz Hoque on why nobody needs to be ROOTed these days, Jamie Holland on a long thread following his Xperia Z1 Compact getting 4.4.4 and Neil Gilroy on his hands-on with the HTC E8

Listeners’ Q&A
Aly Naseer asks about Memory Cleaners and Anti-Virus software

NFC Dog

Thanks again to these guys, see nfcdog.com for all NFC tag needs!

Follow us…
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Download Phones Show Chat episode 248 ("Jamie Holland, Kev Wright",20/07/2014) manually (Size: 28MB, 56 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat 248 - Show Notes
...with Steve Litchfield & Ted Salmon, Kev Wright and Jamie Holland

Errata
Steve’s Amazon Affiliate Link at tinyurl.com/amazesteve!
Paul Garner on the Android app Cyan Delta Updater
Kev Wright pops in to tell us about some changes at PSCForum

Device Week
Nexus 5
HTC One Mini 2
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Motorola Moto G
Jamie Holland on the Huawei Kestrel
Nokia Lumia 930
- Phones Show 232
LG G Watch
Galaxy S4 - Faux leather back

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week. And this week’s winner is... Kurt Corbett… Do get involved before the next draw by joining the Virtual Pint of Beer a Month Club! It could be you! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

Phones Show Flickr Group
Found at http://www.flickr.com/groups/phonesshow - Join the Group here
Picture of the Week: Lightning by Rarimas using a Nokia 808

Lightning

Steve’s AAWP tutorial for uploading to the Phones Show Flickr group for Windows Phone
Steve’s Android Beat tutorial for uploading to the Phones Show Flickr group for Android
Thanks to Richard Yates for management


Around the Corner

We take a look at the Nokia Lumia 930 in comparison with the Nokia Lumia 920

Forum Classifieds
Don’t forget to look at the bargains over at pscforum.co.uk - And also to check out Kev and Nick’s podcast

Google Plus Links
Some nice Google Maps updates including elevation info says Ian Barton which is good for him as he cycles, Chris Kelly’s not letting Build Quality go and is having a go at PocketNow this time(!) on their article about plastic v polycarbonate asking if there’s a difference, I guess we should link to Ian Barton’s link to the sad BBC story on the end of Nokia X and Sue Blandford is loving the Pebble!

NFC Dog

Thanks again to these guys, see nfcdog.com for all NFC tag needs!

Follow us…
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Download Phones Show Chat episode 247 ("Myriam Joire, Stokenchurch meet-up",13/07/2014) manually (Size: 30MB, 63 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat 247 - Show Notes
...with Steve Litchfield & Ted Salmon and Special Guest Myriam Joire (Pebble)


Errata
Steve’s Amazon Affiliate Link at tinyurl.com/amazesteve!
Informal PSC meet in Stokenchurch last Thursday

Group shot

photo - with audio insert later in show!

Device Week

Nexus 5
HTC One Mini 2
Nokia Lumia 1520 - Steve’s changes and optimisations for the larger screen in 8.1
Nokia Lumia 1020
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Pebble Steel - Steve’s Navigating Cities
Galaxy Nexus and CM11 nightlies
Nokia 808
Motorola Moto G
Myriam Joire interview article

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week. And this week’s winner is... Han Shiong Siah… Do get involved before the next draw by joining the Virtual Pint of Beer a Month Club! It could be you! stevelitchfield.com/paypal.htm & tinyurl.com/pspromo

Phones Show Flickr Group
Found at http://www.flickr.com/groups/phonesshow - Join the Group here
Picture of the Week: Power Cut by Vitaliano Giannangeli Rossi using a Nokia N8

Power cut

Steve’s AAWP tutorial for uploading to the Phones Show Flickr group for Windows Phone
Steve’s Android Beat tutorial for uploading to the Phones Show Flickr group for Android
Thanks to Richard Yates for management


Forum Classifieds
Don’t forget to look at the bargains over at pscforum.co.uk - And also to check out Kev and Nick’s podcast

Google Plus Links
Salim Fadhley reveals the uselessness of the Samsung Gear Fit and Andrew Manning leads off with various chats about the Nokia Lumia 1520

Listeners’ Submissions
Chris Mitropoulos on his quest for a perfect device

NFC Dog

Thanks again to these guys, see nfcdog.com for all NFC tag needs!

Follow us…
Twitter, FaceBook and Google Plus



For older Phones Show Chat episodes, see our archive.

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The Phones Show (videos)

G WatchShow 232 - Review of the Nokia Lumia 930, and my brief review of the LG G Watch and Android Wear

Show 231 - Fire Phone, hands-on review of the LG G3, another Pocket Power testimony

Show 230 - Android L, HTC One mini 2, Top 5 Phones for mid 2014

Lumia 630Show 229 - Review of the Nokia Lumia 630, a retrospective on the Galaxy Note II, and some transformational cable tidies....

Show 228 - Review special: Samsung Galaxy K Zoom - dethroning the Nokia 808/1020?

Show 227 - News of the LG G3, Moto E and my hands-on review of the Sony Xperia Z2, the best Z series handset so far

Smart watchShow 226 - My thoughts on smart watches, plus a sumptuous Galaxy S5 accessory

Show 225 - News of the Galaxy K Zoom, my hands-on review of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and thoughts on custom vs manufacturer firmware...

Show 224 - News of Windows Phone 8.1, my hands-on review of the HTC One (M8) and a review of the Freedom Bluetooth Backlit keyboard...

Moto XShow 223 - My hands on review of the Nokia Lumia 1320 budget phablet and the Motorola Moto X with 'Touchless Control'

Show 222 - My take on news from MWC 2014, Snap/Android on the full QWERTY Blackberry Q10, My Top 5 Phones for March 2014, Turbocharger 7000

Show 221 - Hands on review of the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, plus a mini-review of the Blackberry Z30 in Android 4.x-compatible guise

Oppo N1Show 220 - My hands on review of the Oppo N1, demoing the 'Nexus Note' and a mini-review of the Sony QX-10 smartphone camera add-on

Show 219 - Hands on review of the Nokia Lumia 1520 'phablet', plus a look at a bulletproof case...

Show 218 - Hands on review of the Pebble smartwatch, plus trying to solve the Charging Conundrum!

jollaShow 217 - My hands on review of the Jolla phone and Sailfish OS, plus a look at the Proporta Customiser

Show 216 - Hands on review of the Nokia Lumia 625, plus Nexus updates and some teases/surprises

Show 215 - Hands on review of the Motorola Moto G, plus hacking the Galaxy Nexus

Note 3Show 214 - My hands on review of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with S Pen and massive learning curve, plus a look at the Pocket Power and the LG G Flex and Moto G

Show 213 - Hands on review of the Google Nexus 5, plus my Top 5 Phones for November 2013 and a bonus clip of reconditioning an iPhone 4S

Show 212 - Hands on review of the LG G2, plus a look at the Proporta BeachBuoy and news of the HTC One Max

Z1Show 211 - My hands on review of the Sony Xperia Z1, plus news of the Oppo N1 and Blackberry Z30

Show 210 - My thoughts on the Nokia Lumia 1020 and six weeks with the 808 PureView's successor

Show 209 - News of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, plus my review of the ZTE Open and a walk through ProCapture.

Galaxy Mega 6.3Show 208 - My hands on review of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, plus news of the Sony Xperia Z1 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Show 207 - News catch up, plus my Top 3 Smartphone Upgrades, cutting edge OS on classic hardware.

Show 206 - Hands on review of the Huawei Ascend P6, plus my hands-on first look at the Nokia Lumia 1020 and its rather special camera.

Galaxy S4 ZoomShow 205 - My hands on review of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, plus news of the Nokia Lumia 1020

Show 204 - When is a phone not a phone? Plus a review of the Nokia Lumia 928 (with Xenon) and an OIS update, by popular request(!)

Show 203 - News catch-up, plus a hands-on demonstration of the state of the art in smartphone OIS

Blackberry Q10Show 202 - My detailed review of the utterly unique Blackberry Q10

Show 201 - News catch-up, plus my thoughts on stock Android...

Show 200 - Full review of the Samsung Galaxy S4, plus your user stories sent in to celebrate 200 shows!

Show 199 - News of the Samsung Galaxy Mega and Archos devices, my Top 5 Phones for May 2013

Lumia 520Show 198 - why wireless charging will be standard on all top phones within 12 months, plus hands-on review of the Nokia Lumia 520

Show 197 - News of Facebook Home, my story of 'customising the heck' out of the Galaxy S III, plus a cosy chat on the sofa(!)

Show 196 - Extended review of the HTC One: the premier Android smartphone in the world?

Xperia ZShow 195 - hands-on review of the Sony Xperia Z, plus news comments on the HTC One

Show 194 - Extended review of the Blackberry Z10: beginning of a new era or beginning of the end?

Archive of earlier Smartphones Shows