Old Tech News Retired

Old Tech News

Old Tech News is the audiobook edition of my tech writings from The Chicago Sun-Times and elsewhere. The show features news and reviews as fresh as last week as well as older writings that still contain plenty of relevance. It's all good, useful stuff, but the FDA says I can't sell this material as "fresh" so: "Old Tech News" it is.

Hosted by Andy Ihnatko.


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Old Tech News

#7: The Android Switch, Continued

July 2, 2013 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 5 minutes

Yup, after six years with my iPhone, I recently switched to Android. This is the second of a two-part show that explains why, starting with the key features of Android that make this Samsung Galaxy S III a better choice for me.


#6: The Android Switch

April 11, 2013 at 11:00AM • 39 minutes

Yup, after six years with my iPhone, I recently switched to Android. This is the first of a two-part show that explains why, starting with the key features of Android that make this Samsung Galaxy S III a better choice for me.


#5: The Law Is Hysterically Funny

January 21, 2013 at 10:15AM • 44 minutes

The law is hysterically funny. In this episode, I explain why the law thinks Gmail is like a rented warehouse space and Aereo.com, a great service that rebroadcasts live local network TV, isn't actually rebroadcasting anything at all. The fact that I seem to have accidentally set a legal theme for this episode doesn't stop me from expressing my cynical suspicions about Facebook Graph Search.


#4: Only An iPad Is An iPad

January 3, 2013 at 10:45AM • 43 minutes

Andy has a Doctor Sheldon Cooper Moment which causes a delay in the recording of Episode 0004; the iPad Mini; Andy's "best of 2012" list.


#3: Wreck-It Sandy

November 14, 2012 at 5:45PM • 55 minutes

How to prepare your tech for upcoming severe weather...and how to be better prepared for a severe weather event thanks to your technology. Plus, a tour of Disney Animation Studios, some thoughts on digital animation, and a great fake game.


#2: iPhone 5 Review

October 28, 2012 at 4:45PM • 50 minutes

Andy Ihnatko recounts his three-part Chicago Sun-Times review of Apple's iPhone 5.


#1: Amazon Kindle Readers

October 22, 2012 at 12:15PM • 27 minutes

On this inaugural edition of Old Tech News, tech columnist for Chicago Sun Times and host of The Ihnatko Almanac Andy Ihnatko shares his reviews of the Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Paperwhite, and ponders why the Kindle is just as significant and innovative as the Apple iPad.