MobileTechRoundup podcast 285: Surface RT as iPad replacement?

After a few weeks of use, Matt’s Surface RT has replaced an iPad for most purposes. But what bought the Surface Pro: a compelling package or a let down? Hear about portable speakers from both hosts and learn more about the very connected Chevy Volt.

Is the Windows 8 user experience as bad as experts say?

The usability of Microsoft Windows 8 on a tablet is so bad that one expert says he’s sticking with Windows 7 until Windows 9 arrives. After using the Surface RT, I understand, but the real issue is lumping together an OS for tablets and PCs.

MobileTechRoundup podcast 257: CES preview; Nokia Lumia 710 impressions

On this week’s audio podcast, Matt and Kevin share their expectations for next week’s big Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The Nokia Lumia 710 is in hand, so both hosts share their thoughts on this very capable $50 Windows Phone device for T-Mobile’s network.