Podcast - 8th October 2014
We begin this week's podcast with stories that go beyond the mobile industry, as HP plans to split into two companies and eBay prepares to separate itself from PayPal.
We're also talking about the Microsoft/Samsung legal case, a new Tesco tablet, BT's updated text relay service, a new way to avoid buying a stolen iPhone... and #Hairgate.
Figures from court documents show that Samsung paid Microsoft around $1 billion (£622 million) in a year to use the Android operating system.
The two companies signed a patent licensing agreement in 2011, with Samsung agreeing to pay Microsoft, although the amount was undisclosed at the time.
Apple has created an online tool that lets iPhone users and potential customers check the Activation Lock of a handset.
This reduces the risk of a customer unwittingly buying a stolen iPhone that turns out to be worthless.
Spending a few days with the newest Apple handset
Mark Bridge writes:
I open the iPhone 6 box and discover a phone that feels substantial. Well engineered. Practical. Despite being just 6.9mm deep, it doesn't seem unreasonably delicate.
Podcast - 1st October 2014
In this week's podcast we begin with more news about Phones 4u, as Carphone Warehouse steps in to help iPhone 6 buyers.
We also talk about problems at Apple, a brand new handset from BlackBerry, mobile payments, phones on planes and a device that promises to stop people from texting while driving.