If we did our job right, this is 30 minutes of techy, geeky fun. NikoleZ and I kicked off this first episode by talking about the newly released iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. Thinking about buying one? We discuss price, models, and why you might want to upgrade.
For those of you who are still happy with the iPhone you have, we also talked about what’s new in iOS7. Just by upgrading your phone to the newest version of the operating system, for example, your camera (magically) gets a burst mode. Who would have thought you could add new features to a camera with a software upgrade?
Our first-ever guest was Jerry Irvine, a member of the very official-sounding National Cyber Security Task Force. Jerry explained some of the security issues to us around Touch ID, the new fingerprint scanner built into the iPhone 5s. Now we know if it’s a good idea to trust your phone’s security to your thumbprint.
Jerry was also our guinea pig for the first-ever eHow Tech Geek Trivia Quiz. Here’s how it works: Each week, we have our guest stick around after the interview to answer three geeky questions. If the guest gets at least two of them correct, the guest wins – and a randomly chosen eHow listener gets a prize. No pressure – the guest is doing all the hard work on your behalf.
This time around, Jerry played for Andy Bartlett from Norfolk, Virginia. Did Andy win anything? You’ll have to listen to the podcast to find out.
Finally, I’d be remiss not to mention one of my favorite parts of the show. My buddy Rick Broida – with whom I duel regularly in the Geek Vs Geek videos and Geek Vs Geek blog — takes on the persona of a surly old geek in a segment called Cranky Old Gadget Nerd. This week: Rick complains about Bluetooth-controlled water bottles. Which are a real thing. For some reason. Personally, I laughed so loud that engineer Brett had to mute my microphone.
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