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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 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!

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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 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!

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Download Phones Show Chat episode 246 ("Richard Yates, Photo highlights from the PSC Flickr Group",07/07/2014) manually (Size: 34MB, 70 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat 246 - Show Notes
...with Steve Litchfield & Ted Salmon and Special Guest Richard Yates

Errata
Steve’s Amazon Affiliate Link at tinyurl.com/amazesteve!
Apology for Ted’s echo on part of last PSC
Data points: lots of votes for the MP4 versions of the main Phones Show to continue!

Device Week

Nexus 5
HTC One Mini 2
Nokia Lumia 1520 - Steve’s changes and optimisations for the larger screen in 8.1
Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
Nokia Lumia 1020
Nokia X
HTC Desire 816
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Pebble Steel - Steve’s Navigating Cities
Galaxy Nexus and CM11 nightlies
N95 8GB

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week. And this week’s winner is…Richard Caunt! 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: Carlton Gardens by Melbournian using a Nokia Lumia 1020

Carlton

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
With Richard as guest, we take the opportunity to review the Flickr Group progress, discussing a selection of snaps from Steve, including Butterfly, Orchid, Renault Art and Notre Dame - and from others. Here’s Burst - shot on a Nokia 808 PureView by Danilo Dion, Globules by Olivier - shot on the Lumia 1020, National Museum of Scotland taken with an iPhone 5S by Sean Paull, Loch Stroan taken with a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 by Dave Proudlock, Open Up taken with a Nokia 808 by Rimas Raguliūnas, Brooklyn Bridge taken with a Nokia Lumia 1020 by Andy Hagon and Bees taken with a Nokia Lumia 1520 by Marek Pawlowski

Around the Corner

We take a look at the much-delayed OnePlus One

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’s sick of the “dull” SGS5 and kicks off a discussion about the real-life worth of replaceable batteries in 2014, ARS Technica claim 36% more battery life using Android L as noted by Anthony Ridley (and others), Sal again says Death to CameraPhones as he finds his own solution and Taz Hoque notices that his Google account has been activated for “OK Google” Anywhere

NFC Dog
Thanks again to these guys, see nfcdog.com for all NFC tag needs!
Phones Show Chat 210 (MP3 link) had the interview with nfcdog.com’s Tim Belfall - well worth a listen!

Follow us…
Twitter, FaceBook and Google Plus

Download Phones Show Chat episode 245 ("Gareth Myles, Watering the Gear",29/06/2014) manually (Size: 34MB, 70 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat 245 - Show Notes
...with Steve Litchfield & Ted Salmon and Special Guest Gareth Myles
(Twitter, Tracey and Matt)

Errata
Steve’s Amazon Affiliate Link at tinyurl.com/amazesteve!
Apologies for the AllAbout Server Outage this week

Device Week

Nexus 5
Moto G
Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Samsung Galaxy S5
LG G3
HTC One Mini 2
Nokia Lumia 920
EE Kestrel
Nokia Lumia 1520
Nokia Lumia 1320 - Steve’s AAWP Review
Tracy and Matt Unboxing the HTC Desire 816

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week. And this week’s winner is…Richard Dorman! 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
Last week’s Picture of the Week should have been: Train by Chris Kelly 

Train

Picture of the Month: Cat in Grass taken by Olivier with a Nokia Lumia 1020

Cat in grass

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
Andre Wolff spots the HTC Desire 816 rearing it’s head in Germany, Matt Burkinshaw asks whether DIY is really the only way to get a screen repair for his Nexus 5, Ian Maxfield leads the charge to order a Samsung and LG Wear watches, the Android L Keyboard is available as an apk and if you are brave enough, here’s the Android L Developer Preview

App of the Week
Brightness Level for Android, free

NFC Dog

Thanks again to these guys, see nfcdog.com for all NFC tag needs!
Phones Show Chat 210 (MP3 link) had the interview with nfcdog.com’s Tim Belfall - well worth a listen!

Follow us…
Twitter, FaceBook and Google Plus

Download Phones Show Chat episode 244 ("Chris Kelly, Design vs Build Quality!",22/06/2014) manually (Size: 32MB, 67 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat 244 - Show Notes
...with Steve Litchfield & Ted Salmon and Special Guest…Chris Kelly

Errata
Steve’s Amazon Affiliate Link at tinyurl.com/amazesteve!
What? Us dumb for not twigging the obvious?!
Aly Naseer not liking the Sony Xperia Z2

Device Week

Nexus 5
Moto G
Samsung Galaxy Note 2
HTC One Mini 2
Nokia Lumia 920
EE Kestrel

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week. And this week’s winner is…David Addington! 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

The Phones Show
We’ll chat about some of your comments left in Steve’s YouTube Channel on show 229 next week

Phones Show Flickr Group
Found at http://www.flickr.com/groups/phonesshow - Join the Group here
Picture of the Week: Shallow Depth by Chris Kelly(!) with his Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Lichen

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

Listeners’ Submissions
Danny Hui on the pros and cons of screen protectors

NFC Dog
Thanks again to these guys, see nfcdog.com for all NFC tag needs!
Phones Show Chat 210 (MP3 link) had the interview with nfcdog.com’s Tim Belfall - well worth a listen!

Follow us…
Twitter, FaceBook and Google Plus

Download Phones Show Chat episode 243 ("Nirave Ghondia, Where SHOULD the 'back' control be?",15/06/2014) manually (Size: 31MB, 63 minutes duration).

Phones Show Chat 243 - Show Notes
...with Steve Litchfield & Ted Salmon and Special Guest…Nirave Ghondia

Errata
Steve’s Amazon Affiliate Link at tinyurl.com/amazesteve!
Another Pub Meet! This time on 16th June at the Lands End pub (Map) 8pm
19.66% off Samsung Galaxy K Zoom now - Code: NPR-14G-IKL-NCF
Jamie Holland couldn’t work out why he wasn’t getting ‘where I left my car’ prompts then realised that his defaults in Google Now were set to walking - tip for all!
Anthony Daniels on left and right ‘Back’ buttons
Malcolm Lau on Sony, Samsung, Nokia and Nexus

Device Week

Nexus 5
Samsung Galaxy S5
Sony Xperia Z2
Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
Nokia Lumia 1020
Nokia Lumia 920
EE Kestrel
Lumia 630

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week. And this week’s winner is…Harri Zenuwah! 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

The Phones Show
We chat about some of your comments left in Steve’s YouTube Channel on show 228 - Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

Phones Show Flickr Group
Found at http://www.flickr.com/groups/phonesshow - Join the Group here
Picture of the Week: Moon Zoom taken with a Samsung Galaxy K Zoom by Spiri44

Moon

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

Community Corner
Chris Andrews relays the story of how he broke the SIM pins in his Moto G, others chip in with tips and horror stories, Kurt Kaufman and others regret the quiet community (presumably) because of the World Cup, Sean Paull has been experimenting with TimeLapse on his iPhone, and everyone seems to be up in arms about the TweetDeck attack!

App of the Week
International Snooker Pro HD for Android, 2.99

NFC Dog

Thanks again to these guys, see nfcdog.com for all NFC tag needs!
Phones Show Chat 210 (MP3 link) had the interview with nfcdog.com’s Tim Belfall - well worth a listen!

Follow us…
Twitter, FaceBook and Google Plus

Download Phones Show Chat episode 242 ,08/06/2014) manually.

Phones Show Chat 242 - Show Notes
...with Steve Litchfield & Ted Salmon and Special Guest…Gavin Fabiani-Laymond (Gavin’s Gadgets, Gav and Dave’s Podcast, Twitter
, flickr)

Errata
Steve’s Amazon Affiliate Link at tinyurl.com/amazesteve!
Another Pub Meet! This time on 16th June at the Lands End pub (Map) 8pm


Device Week

Nexus 5
Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Sony Xperia Z2
Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
Nokia Lumia 1020 - Exciting WP stuff happening
iPhone 5

Live Draw
We make a draw for smartphone accessories each week. And this week’s winner is…Andrew Manning (Andrew’s blog)! 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

The Phones Show
We chat about some of your comments left in Steve’s YouTube Channel on show 227 - Sony Xperia Z2

Phones Show Flickr Group
Found at http://www.flickr.com/groups/phonesshow - Join the Group here
Picture of the Week: Sunset Over a Lake by Chani on her Nokia Lumia 1020

Lake

Steve’s AAWP tutorial for uploading to the Phones Show Flickr group for Windows Phone and also for Android here. 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

Around the Corner
We take a brief look at the forthcoming Sony Xperia T3

Community Corner
Martin Irechukwu leads a chat about which iOS features people wish were on Android, Taz Hoque links out to a first hands-on with the Tizen driven Samsung Z and Andrew Manning links out to a video considering the best non-iPhone devices for audio playback

NFC Dog
Thanks again to these guys, see nfcdog.com for all NFC tag needs!
Phones Show Chat 210 (MP3 link) had the interview with nfcdog.com’s Tim Belfall - well worth a listen!

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