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Calling All Platforms Tech and Gaming News

We're just a few guys talking about our favorite hobby. And that just happens to be tech! We cover everything from Apple to Google to PC to console gaming. We give viewpoints from all sides. Tempers can tend to get pretty heated when it comes to technology and platforms. Everyone has a favorite. But here we think that arguing about why we're different doesn't do a whole lot to make us happier. So you've got a favorite platform? Awesome. So do we. But we figure that there's always going to be something worthwhile wherever you choose to check your email, browse your social medias, or play your games, so we try to keep an open mind. We're not interested in angry rants about the terrible state of various industries, nor are we interested in laying blame for problems squarely at someone's feet. We recognize that in a lot of cases the reason we might not enjoy something is entirely the blame of our own preferences. The only name-calling and platform-bashing you'll see around here will be in good fun, and likely self-inflicted. We're on a quest to find quality technology wherever we can get it. Sometimes that's an Android smartphone, sometimes it's a Surface or an iMac. In any case, you are welcome to join us.

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April Fools 2024
  April Fools Day 2024: 1:48 - Cyberpunk 2077 Floppy Edition - Spudger Pro Ultra - MKBHD has robot cameramen - The MacBooks Caleb wishes Apple would make - Nvidia buys Xbox   Apple: 16:42 - Google announces RCS launching on iOS in fall 2024 - WWDC dates set   Google: 22:12 - Gemini Nano coming to Pixel 8 - Gmail turns 20   General Tech: 31:13 - Don’t buy this phone!   Gaming: 34:42 - Phil Spencer interview at Games Developers Conference - Microsoft is testing mouse and keyboard support for Xbox Cloud Gaming - Diablo 4 is on PC Game Pass - Take Two to acquire Gearbox     https://www.patreon.com/callingallplatforms    T-Shirts!   Contact: podcast@callingallplatforms.com Social: Facebook Twitter YouTube   Apple Podcasts Spotify Android  
82:51 4/5/24
Death of the Small Phone and The State of EVs
  Google: 0:57 - Google I/O has a date   General Tech: 3:29 - Death of the small flagship?   The State of EVs: 13:09   Gaming: 56:52 - Playstation 5 Pro leaks     https://www.patreon.com/callingallplatforms    T-Shirts!   Contact: podcast@callingallplatforms.com Social: Facebook Twitter YouTube   Apple Podcasts Spotify Android  
72:00 3/21/24
Business As Usual Except With A Slightly Different Flavor Of Spice
  Apple: 1:29 - M3 MacBook Air - The Epic vs Apple saga continues   Microsoft: 14:17 - Microsoft shutting down Windows Subsystem   General Tech: 20:05 - Energizer Hard Case P28K   Gaming: 27:45 - Nintendo are dicks - Nvidia GeForce Now adds Battle.net integration - Microsoft makes more PC games available on Boosteroid - Activision QA workers vote to unionize - Sea Of Thieves is #1 pre-order on Playstation - Xbox Partner Preview   Doom! 53:50 - Doom on a toothbrush - Doom on a lawnmower     https://www.patreon.com/callingallplatforms    T-Shirts!   Contact: podcast@callingallplatforms.com Social: Facebook Twitter YouTube   Apple Podcasts Spotify Android  
62:19 3/12/24
The One with Magic Spendlove
  Apple: 1:02 - Landen’s thoughts on Vision Pro   Google: 5:13 - Bard is now Gemini - Google Pay is dead, in favor of Google Wallet - Way too many people thought Gmail was going to die - Android 15 DP1   General Tech: 42:38 - AT&T down   Spendlove Attempting Magic: 47:18   Gaming: 48:53 - PSA: Maybe take a break from social media/gaming - Updates on Microsofts plans for Xbox games - Things Microsoft talked about on a recent podcast - New games coming to Game Pass - Playstation news - Age Of Empire news     https://www.patreon.com/callingallplatforms    T-Shirts!   Contact: podcast@callingallplatforms.com Social: Facebook Twitter YouTube   Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Android  
106:10 2/28/24
Apple Vision Pro Launch
  Apple: 1:18 - Apple Vision Pro Launch   Gaming: 40:44 - Microsoft layoffs - New Blizzard President - Rumors - Disney invests in Epic - Playstation State of Play   Doom! 1:22:11 - Doom on ecoli     https://www.patreon.com/callingallplatforms    T-Shirts!   Contact: podcast@callingallplatforms.com Social: Facebook Twitter YouTube   Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Android  
86:16 2/15/24
OnePlus 12
  OnePlus 12: 1:13   Apple: 17:00 - Vision Pro launch imminent - New iPads expected in March - Apple “complies” with EU regulations   Google: 33:51 - Mint Pixel 8 - Pixel feature drop - Pixel 9 rumors   General Tech: 47:10 - Fossil will no longer make smartwatches - S24 Ultra update     https://www.patreon.com/callingallplatforms    T-Shirts!   Contact: podcast@callingallplatforms.com Social: Facebook Twitter YouTube   Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Android  
55:46 1/31/24
Samsung Galaxy S24, S24+, S24 Ultra and Asus ROG Phone 8
  Samsung Unpacked: 1:49 - Galaxy S24 Ultra - Galaxy S24+ - Galaxy S24 - Galaxy AI - Galaxy Ring   Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro: 30:41   Apple: 41:46 - Vision Pro pre-orders - Watch issues     https://www.patreon.com/callingallplatforms    T-Shirts!   Contact: podcast@callingallplatforms.com Social: Facebook Twitter YouTube   Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Android  
63:57 1/24/24
CES 2024
  CES 2024: 1:14   - AMD APUs: 2:51   - Nvidia 4070 Ti Super: 9:40   - E-ink toilet: 12:12   - A pillow that rolls you over: 14:25   - Clicks: 17:10   - Bugatti e-scooters: 23:39   - Rabbit R1: 26:16   - LG concept car: 30:55   - CES for Dogs: 34:43   - Swarovski Optics binoculars: 39:54   - Nimble Manicure robot: 43:20   - CPR dummy: 46:32   - Razer chair pad: 49:19     https://www.patreon.com/callingallplatforms    T-Shirts!   Contact: podcast@callingallplatforms.com Social: Facebook Twitter YouTube   Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Android  
57:29 1/17/24
Wishlist 2024
  Landen 2023: 1:42   Landen 2024: 6:21   Wes 2023: 13:37   Wes 2024: 18:39   Caleb 2023: 28:46   Caleb 2024: 40:16     https://www.patreon.com/callingallplatforms    T-Shirts!   Contact: podcast@callingallplatforms.com Social: Facebook Twitter YouTube   Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Android  
51:29 1/9/24
Calling All Platforms Awards 2023
  Worst Tech Name of the Year: 2:48   Worst Keynote of the Year: 6:04   Worst Platform of the Year: 7:54   Biggest Sigh of Relief of the Year: 10:37   Biggest Surprise of the Year: 12:38   Cyberpunk 2077 Comeback of the Year: 15:20   Best Cross-platform Product of the Year: 17:34   Phone of the Year: 20:41   Tech of the Year: 23:58   Game of the Year: 28:59   Doom of the Year: 36:00     https://www.patreon.com/callingallplatforms    T-Shirts!   Contact: podcast@callingallplatforms.com Social: Facebook Twitter YouTube   Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Android  
42:24 12/22/23
The Saga of Beeper Mini
  The Saga of Beeper Mini: 1:21   Google: 30:23 - December Pixel feature drop - Google Gemini   Gaming: 46:45 - The Game Awards     https://www.patreon.com/callingallplatforms    T-Shirts!   Contact: podcast@callingallplatforms.com Social: Facebook Twitter YouTube   Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Android  
61:35 12/12/23
Digital vs Physical Media
  Apple: 1:13 - Zoom launches app for Apple TV   Google: 3:36 - New Google Messages features   General Tech: 15:40 - Casetify stealing from Dbrand   Gaming: 24:59 - Cyberpunk 2077 version 2.1 - GTA 6 Trailer “leak” - Playstation users losing access to Discovery Content - Unexpected rant about digital vs physical media - Mobile Xbox Store in the works - Changes to the Microsoft Rewards program   One More Thing: 1:07:10 - Netflix is bringing GTA Trilogy to mobile     https://www.patreon.com/callingallplatforms    T-Shirts!   Contact: podcast@callingallplatforms.com Social: Facebook Twitter YouTube   Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Android  
71:55 12/5/23
Black Friday Deals and RCS on iOS
  Black Friday Deals: 0:56   Apple: 20:28 - RCS support coming to iOS   Microsoft: 29:03 - Copilot Assistant coming to Windows 10 - Choose where to install games   General Tech: 36:08 - iMessage on Android… ish - Digital Fireplace   Gaming: 49:30 - Steam Deck update - GeForce Now adds Microsoft Store, PC Game Pass and Ubisoft+ - Half-Life 25th Anniversary     https://www.patreon.com/callingallplatforms    T-Shirts!   Contact: podcast@callingallplatforms.com Social: Facebook Twitter YouTube   Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Android  
76:17 11/22/23
Apple's Scary Fast M3 Event and Snapdragon Summit
  Apple’s Scary Fast M3 Event: 0:58 - M3 - M3 Pro - M3 Max - Space Black MacBook Pro   Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit: 25:39 - Snapdragon 8 Gen 3   General Tech: 35:30 - Xiaomi 14 and 14 Pro - Motorola concept bracelet phone   Gaming: 45:30 - Xbox Partner Preview - Microsoft reorgs Xbox and marketing divisions - Microsoft now blocking unofficial controllers on Xbox   One More Thing: 1:02:23 - 7 things that we, as a podcast, have out lived     https://www.patreon.com/callingallplatforms    T-Shirts!   Contact: podcast@callingallplatforms.com Social: Facebook Twitter YouTube   Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Android  
82:24 10/31/23
OnePlus Open
  Apple: 1:44 - New Apple Pencil - Maybe new Macs incoming?   OnePlus Open: 22:52   General Tech: 34:44 - Moto Razor now available - Intel 14th Gen CPUs - AMD 7000   Gaming: 1:07:47 - Caleb’s take on ABK deal - PS5 Slim corrections - Counter Strike 2 banning people - Diablo 4 Season 2 launch woes - Diablo 4 Battle Pass and Tier Skips can now be purchased with Microsoft Rewards points - AMD 7900M Mobile GPU   Doom: 1:52:32 - Doom 2: Venturous   One More Thing: 1:54:37     https://www.patreon.com/callingallplatforms    T-Shirts!   Contact: podcast@callingallplatforms.com Social: Facebook Twitter YouTube   Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Android  
119:08 10/24/23
The ABK Deal is Finally Over!
  Microsoft: 1:03 - The ABK deal is FINALLY OVER!!! - You can no longer use Windows 7/8 keys to activate Windows 11   Google: 9:16 - Photospheres are gone from the Google Camera app   General Tech: 13:10 - Netflix House   Gaming: 20:49 - New PS5 - PS5 cloud streaming - Game streaming is coming to Twitter - Should Microsoft acquire more companies? And if so, who?     https://www.patreon.com/callingallplatforms    T-Shirts!   Contact: podcast@callingallplatforms.com Social: Facebook Twitter YouTube   Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Android  
40:39 10/16/23
Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, Pixel Watch
  Made By Google: 1:20 - Pixel Buds Pro: 4:21 - Pixel Watch 2: 7:29 - Price: 25:06 - Features: 29:03 - Are the Pro features worth it?: 50:26 - More Features: 54:30 - Android 14 is now available - New Android Statue   Apple: 1:06:30 - Series “0” Apple Watch is now obsolete - Another issue for the iPhone 15 Pro   General Tech: 1:18:02 - Meta toying with the idea of charging for ad-free social media   Gaming: 1:27:37 - Epic being stupid again - Diablo 4 is coming to Steam - Overwatch League may or may not be happening again     https://www.patreon.com/callingallplatforms    T-Shirts!   Contact: podcast@callingallplatforms.com Social: Facebook Twitter YouTube   Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Android  
96:13 10/10/23
Meta Quest 3
  Apple: 1:01 - So many iPhone gates   Google: 20:10 - Google turns 25 - Kills Jamboard and Google Podcasts   Microsoft: 38:58 - FTC going after Microsoft again   General Tech: 47:34 - Meta Quest 3 - Meta Glasses - Meta AI   Gaming: 1:07:10 - Playstation boss, Jim Ryan, to retire in March 2024 - Xbox update - Chris Metzen returns to Blizzard - Counter Strike 2 - Epic lays off 800 people   Doom! 1:27:31 - Play “Doom” inside of Cyberpunk 2077   One More Thing: 1:30:54 - The only Pixel 8 rumor Landen wants to talk about before the Pixel event this week     https://www.patreon.com/callingallplatforms    T-Shirts!   Contact: podcast@callingallplatforms.com Social: Facebook Twitter YouTube   Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Android  
98:07 10/3/23
Surface and Echo Events
  Surface: 1:48 - Surface Laptop Studio 2 - Surface Laptop Go 3 - Surface Hub 3   Amazon: 22:11 - Generative AI for Alexa - Echo Show 8 - Fire TV Stick 4K Max - Fire TV sound bar - Echo Hub - Blink Outdoor 4 Floodlight - Ring Stick Up Cam Pro - Echo Frames - Echo Pop Kids - Eero Max 7   Microsoft: 54:04 - CMA provisionally approves ABK deal   General Tech: 56:37 - Intel Innovations - New 14th Gen chips   Gaming: 1:13:19 - Unity having fun - Microsoft accidentally leaked it future Xbox plans - Cyberpunk 2077 is ready to play!     https://www.patreon.com/callingallplatforms    T-Shirts!   Contact: podcast@callingallplatforms.com Social: Facebook Twitter YouTube   Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Android  
130:34 9/26/23
iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Pro, Watch 9
    Apple: 2:23 - Watch 9: 5:55 - Watch Ultra 2: 16:42 - iPhone 15: 24:09 - iPhone 15 Pro: 42:21 - Carbon Neutral: 1:34:07   One More Thing: 1:48:09 - Fuji needs to learn when to release products     https://www.patreon.com/callingallplatforms    T-Shirts!   Contact: podcast@callingallplatforms.com Social: Facebook Twitter YouTube   Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Android  
111:24 9/19/23
Fairphone 5
  Apple: 1:07 - iPhone event is happening Tuesday   Google: 18:43 - Pixel 8, Pixel Watch shown off in teaser video - Pixel Pass canceled - Android rebranding   Microsoft: 31:58 - No new updates - Fighting with regulators   General Tech: 35:33 - Fairphone 5 - AMD 7800XT and 7700 XT - Asrock motherboard   Gaming: 55:29 - Starfield - Xbox September update - Automatic OneDrive uploads for Xbox Clips   One More Thing: 1:14:03 - A rare rant from Landen     https://www.patreon.com/callingallplatforms    T-Shirts!   Contact: podcast@callingallplatforms.com Social: Facebook Twitter YouTube   Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Android  
85:42 9/12/23
Gamescom 2023
  Apple: 2:07 - More iPhone rumors   Google: 4:34 - Pixel 7a replacement parts now available from iFixit   Microsoft: 6:09 - More sweetening of the ABK deal   General Tech: 13:40 - Linus Media Group drama   Gaming/Gamescom 2023: 35:15 - Atari 2600+ - Playstation Portal - Warcraft Hardcore Mode - Qualcomm G Series chips - Baldur’s Gate 3 - AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT - Nvidia’s DLSS 3.5 “Ray Reconstruction” tech - Microsoft is shutting down the Xbox 360 Store   Doom: 1:23:06 - Doom on a keycap   One More Thing: 1:28:02 - Netflix Stories     https://www.patreon.com/callingallplatforms    T-Shirts!   Contact: podcast@callingallplatforms.com Social: Facebook Twitter YouTube   Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Android  
95:47 8/29/23
Is This A Trap?
  Apple: 1:59 - iOS 17 Beta 5 update to Live Voicemail   Google: 9:02 - Unknown tracker detection - RCS is now enabled by default in Messages on Android   General Tech: 15:33 - Disney is raising prices   Microsoft: 18:40 - New Zealand approve ABK deal   Gaming: - Quakecon 2023     https://www.patreon.com/callingallplatforms    T-Shirts!   Contact: podcast@callingallplatforms.com Social: Facebook Twitter YouTube   Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Android  
31:27 8/14/23
Galazy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5
  Samsung Unpacked: 1:08 - Z Flip 5 - Z Fold 5 - Watch 6 - Watch 6 Classic - Tab S9   General Tech - Amazon is enabling paying with your palm at Whole Foods   Gaming: 33:29 - Final Fantasy XIV is coming to Xbox next year - New Xbox UI - Google Play on Windows     https://www.patreon.com/callingallplatforms    T-Shirts!   Contact: podcast@callingallplatforms.com Social: Facebook Twitter YouTube   Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Android  
43:04 8/1/23
ABK Deal, Nothing Phone 2 and iOS 17 Beta
  Microsoft: 0:57 - Update on the ABK deal - HoloLens is getting a new iteration for the U.S. Military   General Tech 1: 25:11 - Meta may be killing the Quest Pro already   Apple: 28:01 - Beats Studio Pro - Apple may be pulling their services from the UK   General Tech 2: 37:20 - Nvidia is still bad - TSMC says they can’t manufacture in the U.S. - Nothing Phone 2 reviews - Samsung Unpacked is this week   Apple: 57:01 - iOS 17 Beta impressions   Gaming: 1:10:40 - Game Pass Core - No more Friends and Family Preview - Overwatch 2 coming to Steam   One More Thing: 1:28:04 - Space Invaders: World Defense available on Android and iOS       https://www.patreon.com/callingallplatforms    T-Shirts!   Contact: podcast@callingallplatforms.com Social: Facebook Twitter YouTube   Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Android  
92:38 7/25/23
Asus Zenfone 10
  Google: 1:38 - Pixel Fold reviews   General Tech: 12:47 - Nothing Phone 2 - Asus Zenfone 10 - AMD launches Risen 5 5600X3D CPU - Nvidia RTX 4060 launches - Jony Ive makes a turntable   Gaming: 48:17 - Steam summer sale     https://www.patreon.com/callingallplatforms    T-Shirts!   Contact: podcast@callingallplatforms.com Social: Facebook Twitter YouTube   Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Android  
51:24 7/10/23
Nintendo Direct 2023
    Google: 1:27 - Pixel Tablet reviews - YouTube TV adding more multi-view support   General Tech: 12:53 - Prime Day will be July 11-12   Gaming: 15:12 - Nvidia 4060   Nintendo Direct: 23:13 - Pokemon Violet and Scarlet - MythForce - Princess Peach game - Arkham Triliogy - Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 - Pikmin 4 - Metal Gear - Vampire Survivors - Head Bangers - Super Mario RPG - Super Mario Bros Wonder   Gaming: 42:59 - More ABK - Game Pass price going up - ID at Xbox Showcase happening in July       https://www.patreon.com/callingallplatforms    T-Shirts!   Contact: podcast@callingallplatforms.com Social: Facebook Twitter YouTube   Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Android  
50:40 6/27/23
The time formally known as E3
  Summer Game Fest: 7:28 - Path of Exile 2 - Lies of P - Alan Wake 2 - Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 - Baldur’s Gate 3 - Palworld - Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria - Star Trek: Infinite - Lysfanga - Mortal Kombat 1 - Final Fantasy 7   Xbox Games Showcase: 50:48 - Starfield - Fable - Star Wars Outlaws - Avowed - Hellblade 2 - Forza Motorsport - City Skylines 2 - Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 - Cyberpunk 2077 - Clockwork Revolution - Legend of Monkey Island in Sea of Thieves - South of Midnight     https://www.patreon.com/callingallplatforms    T-Shirts!   Contact: podcast@callingallplatforms.com Social: Facebook Twitter YouTube   Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Android  
111:17 6/22/23
WWDC 2023
  WWDC 2023: 1:45   - iOS 17: 5:52      - Standby View      - Journal App      - NameDrop      - Live Voicemail      - Voicemail for FaceTime      - Messages app updates      - Check In   - iPadOS 17: 23:04      - Custom lock screen      - Interactive widgets   - Ability to share AirTags   - macOS Sonoma: 30:44      - Widgets      - Game Mode   - watchOS 10: 45:09      - Widgets      - Snoopy and Woodstock watch face      - Mental Health tracking      - New cycling features      - New hiking features   -tvOS: 53:33      - FaceTime      - Find the remote with FindMy   - General Updates: 58:21      - Just say ‘Siri’ to trigger Siri      - Adaptive Audio for AirPods Pro 2   - 15” MacBook Air: 1:04:04   - M2 Ultra: 1:08:44      - New Mac Studios      - Updated Mac Pro   - One More Thing: 1:20:21   - Apple Vision Pro: 1:21:42     https://www.patreon.com/callingallplatforms    T-Shirts!   Contact: podcast@callingallplatforms.com Social: Facebook Twitter YouTube   Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Android  
126:40 6/13/23
Motorola Razr+
  Microsoft: 5:44 - Cortana is officially going to be dead this year - More ABK news   Google: 15:24 - The OG Chromecast is officially End Of Life   General Tech: 16:59 - Motorola Razr+   Gaming: 32:48 - Overwatch 2 is not doing well - Spendlove Rants     https://www.patreon.com/callingallplatforms    T-Shirts!   Contact: podcast@callingallplatforms.com Social: Facebook Twitter YouTube   Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Android  
64:25 6/6/23

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