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SyrupCast 51: From Good to Great

This week, Daniel and Douglas get into it about BlackBerry’s acquisition of rival Good Technology. Is John Chen in it for himself, or does he have the best interests of…

SyrupCast 50: The Wind-Up Carrier Chronicle

This week, Douglas and Daniel stay firmly in the warm confines of Canadian telcos with an exploration of what’s happening at Videotron and Wind Mobile. With Videotron launching a new policy…

SyrupCast 49: Alphabet City and Smartphone Islands

This week, Daniel and Douglas talk about the big topic they missed last week: Alphabet. What spurred the move, and will it make Google a better-run company? And why did…

SyrupCast 48: Galaxy Notes and Summer Doldrums

SyrupCast is back! This week, Daniel and Douglas chat about the new Galaxy phones, Motorola’s mid-range strategy, the OnePlus 2, BlackBerry’s Security Summit, and we answer your questions! Show notes:…

SyrupCast 47: Nexus Solar Plexus

This week, Daniel and Douglas chat about Android’s Nexus line, and how Google can get its groove back. We’re hearing that Huawei is going to be the company creating (one…

SyrupCast 46: Roaming with Amir Johnson

This week, Daniel and Douglas explore the many ways that Canadians roam. Rogers’ Roam Like Home makes it very easy to roam in the U.S. and Europe, but is it…

SyrupCast 45: Three’s Company

This week, Daniel and Douglas are joined by telecom expert and friend of the show, Ben Klass, who guides us through the muddy waters of the recently Rogers-Mobilicity-Wind Mobile deal….

SyrupCast 44: That’s what people say

This week on SyrupCast, Daniel and Douglas talk about the new Wall Report and how Canadians are spending more on wireless this year than in 2014. Also discussed: The FTC’s…

SyrupCast 43: A Clean Start

This week, Douglas and Daniel go into Google I/O Rundown, talking about Google’s strengths in machine learning and internet services. But do Google’s smarts justify the rather creepy nature of…

SyrupCast 42: The Double Cohort

This week, Douglas is back! What, you want more? Fine: we also have a great conversation. The topics this week include the end of three-year contracts and the so-called Double…

SyrupCast 41: Promises of G4-reatness

This week, Daniel and special guest Matthew Moniz discuss the LG G4 and how it compares to the latest flagships from Samsung, the Galaxy S6 and Note 4. They talk…

SyrupCast 40: Apple Watch Launch Recap, ft. Eric Leamen

SyrupCast celebrates 40 episodes! This week, new MobileSyrup contributor, Eric Leamen, joins me for a fantastic conversation about the Apple Watch, including our first impressions of the wearable; Apple’s recent Q2…

SyrupCast 39: We The North (Want Google Fi)

This week, Daniel and Douglas dig deep into wearables, specifically focusing on the app potential of the Apple Watch and the upcoming Android Wear update. Also discussed is the tenuous…

SyrupCast 38: The Problem With Androids

This week on SyrupCast, we chat about the LG G4 and the problems facing any Android company that isn’t Samsung. Plus, the release of the HTC One M9 and Samsung…

SyrupCast 37: Still Crazy After All These Years

This week, Douglas and Daniel chat about the closure of Future Shop; the slow introduction of VoLTE; Koodo’s and Fido’s new colour palettes; how a $350 iPhone 6 will affect…