Parental Geekery Episode 5 – The iPhone 5 Edition

by on September 14, 2012

After taking a week off last week we’re back in full swing this week with a show recorded just after the Apple iPhone 5 announcement. Find out what we made of the new iPhone, and whether we’re planning on buying or not. Is the Galaxy Note II a viable alternative?

We talk about whether you should get your next phone on a contract plan or buy it outright. We also talk about 4G/LTE and its availability within the UK. Ruth mentions Mazuma Mobile as being a way to get some monet back for your old phone.

We have a listener question from Akrabat about the Kindle Fire HD, so we talk about what we think of that too. Ruth mentions a useful comparison table for different tablets.

We’ve signed up for Google Music (thank you TunnelBear!). John is re-ripping all our CDs into FLAC format using PhileAudio.

We talk about our decluttering plans, and the state of our house. We have a Grand Plan!

Catherine started school last week, and we talk about how she’s getting on. We’ve also started making plans for her 5th birthday party.

Finally, prompted by our friend ThermalSatsuma (who mentions the Nine o’clock service) we talk about our experiences of Christianity, and how we reached our current religious beliefs.

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Rob... September 18, 2012 at 7:00 am

When you talked about music lockers, you missed iTunes Match ( What I really like about it is that it auto-matches what’s in your collection in iTunes with what they already have stored. As a result you only have to upload what they don’t have – so it’s much quicker. Of course, from your point of view, it’s Apple, so John’s obviously against it 🙂

The other music locker available in the UK that I’m aware of is MP3Tunes ( which was the first one I believe. It works just like Google’s & Amazon’s from what I can tell.




Ruth September 18, 2012 at 9:35 pm

We’ll talk about this on the next show, but I think the main problem with iTunes Match is the lack of streaming


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