Geared Up

Andru Edwards & Jon Rettinger

Geared Up is the weekly podcast and live video show from Gear Live. Hosted by veteran tech reviewers Andru Edwards & Jon Rettinger, Geared Up features the latest news in consumer electronics and video games, with hands-on reviews with the hottest tech, gadgets, and gear.

All Episodes

Apple has heard the cries of its diehard fanbase and has delivered a MacBook Pro that feels truly “Pro” with the return of essential ports, an amazing display, and powered by the Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max chips which seem to blow away the competition. Google is also hoping their latest hardware release is well-received with the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. We talk about these devices and more as Rene Ritchie joins the show! LINKS: MacBook Pro Top 5 Features: https://youtu.be/WnXQTePnqbk Rene Ritchie on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ReneRitchie HyperProfit - Andru's Finance Channel: http://youtube.com/hyperprofit Andru Edwards on YouTube: http://youtube.com/gearlive Jon Rettinger on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jon4lakers Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 22

51 min 38 sec

Windows 11 if officially here, and Aaron Woodman - the Vice President of Windows Marketing - joins the show to talk to us all about the latest major release. Find out the story behind the big changes and redesign, along with the features that Microsoft has built into its flagship operating system to make it work even better for you, no matter who you are! LINKS: Windows 11: http://microsoft.com/windows HyperProfit - Andru's Finance Channel: http://youtube.com/hyperprofit Andru Edwards on YouTube: http://youtube.com/gearlive Jon Rettinger on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jon4lakers Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 7

44 min 46 sec

We’ve been using Samsung’s new Galaxy Z Fold 3 & Z Flip 3 for a couple of weeks, and we have lots of thoughts on the new foldables. Also, we’re just a few weeks away from the iPhone 13, and we run down the rumored major features of the upcoming Apple flagship as Michael Fisher (Mr. Mobile) joins the show! LINKS: Mr. Mobile on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheMrMobile/ Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3: https://youtu.be/40hX63fAp4M Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3: https://youtu.be/_W_fDI94rCk HyperProfit - Andru's Finance Channel: http://youtube.com/hyperprofit Andru Edwards on YouTube: http://youtube.com/gearlive Jon Rettinger on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jon4lakers Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 8

1 hr 7 min

Jon has thoughts after testing the new Tesla Model S with steering yoke, Andru has thoughts on insane trade-in offers, and Sara loves her Model 3. We also talk about our opinions of Elon Musk, and go hands-on with Samsung’s newest Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 as Sara Dietschy joins the show! LINKS: Sara Dietschy: https://www.youtube.com/user/saradietschy Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3: https://youtu.be/40hX63fAp4M Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3: https://youtu.be/_W_fDI94rCk HyperProfit - Andru's Finance Channel: http://youtube.com/hyperprofit Andru Edwards on YouTube: http://youtube.com/gearlive Jon Rettinger on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jon4lakers Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 19

1 hr 4 min

We talk about Apple’s Magical Marketing, misinformation on the new MagSafe Battery Charger, Jon’s Electric Car Situation™, and go deep on iPad hardware and software as Christopher Lawley joins the show! LINKS: Christopher Lawley: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8raOG7HXJoCUygx219fU4A Apple MagSafe Battery Pack Explained: https://youtu.be/E5G1qfAGQyo HyperProfit - Andru's Finance Channel: http://youtube.com/hyperprofit Andru Edwards on YouTube: http://youtube.com/gearlive Jon Rettinger on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jon4lakers Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 22

1 hr 2 min

Samsung is rumored to be refreshing its entire foldable lineup in August with new Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Z Fold, and we break down what we expect to see. We also talk cryptocurrency and mining for beginners as Jimmy is Promo joins the show. LINKS: Jimmy is Promo: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCenU8Lc_KuRTyJzs0t1Tteg HyperProfit - Andru's Finance Channel: http://youtube.com/hyperprofit Andru Edwards on YouTube: http://youtube.com/gearlive Jon Rettinger on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jon4lakers Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 16

1 hr 4 min

We go over the Windows 11 leaks and our thoughts on the early builds, what to expect next from Nintendo, and the iPad Pro being seen as a disappointment as the GadgetCast crew joins the show! LINKS: GadgetCast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/gadgetcast/id1482836655 HyperProfit - Andru's Finance Channel: http://youtube.com/hyperprofit MoneyRush - Jon's Finance Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4zYabnUT5-UgJYVqMz_gBA Andru Edwards on YouTube: http://youtube.com/gearlive Jon Rettinger on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jon4lakers Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 28

1 hr 5 min

It’s been a huge week, with Microsoft’s Xbox Bethesda E3 Game Showcase and Apple showing all of it’s upcoming new software at WWDC 2021. We talk about these two big events with guest Sam Kohl! LINKS: Apple's Craig Federighi Interview: https://youtu.be/IrPpSm14O1s Helium Router: http://helium.com Sam's iupdate Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/iUpdateOS HyperProfit - Andru's Finance Channel: http://youtube.com/hyperprofit MoneyRush - Jon's Finance Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4zYabnUT5-UgJYVqMz_gBA Andru Edwards on YouTube: http://youtube.com/gearlive Jon Rettinger on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jon4lakers Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 17

56 min 23 sec

It’s WWDC week, and we’re talking with Sebastiaan de With, developer of Halide! We cover his thoughts on creating award-winning apps, Apple vs Epic, what it’s like to be an Apple developer, and much more! LINKS: Halide Mark II: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/halide-mark-ii-pro-camera/id885697368 Spectre Camera: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/spectre-camera/id1450074595  HyperProfit - Andru's Finance Channel: http://youtube.com/hyperprofit MoneyRush - Jon's Finance Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4zYabnUT5-UgJYVqMz_gBA Andru Edwards on YouTube: http://youtube.com/gearlive Jon Rettinger on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jon4lakers Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 10

1 hr

Major updates are coming to Apple Music - Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos and lossless audio! We talk about what these mean and which is more exciting, along with hands-on thoughts on the new iMac, iPad Pro, and Apple TV 4K with guest Rene Ritchie! LINKS: Apple TV 4K (2021) Review: https://youtu.be/yBhY-8yEuyc Rene Ritchie on YouTube: https://youtube.com/reneritchie HyperProfit - Andru's Finance Channel: http://youtube.com/hyperprofit MoneyRush - Jon's Finance Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4zYabnUT5-UgJYVqMz_gBA Andru Edwards on YouTube: http://youtube.com/gearlive Jon Rettinger on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jon4lakers Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 28

52 min 58 sec

In this bonus episode, we’re looking at all the latest product announcements and releases from Apple, including the colorful iMac, impressive iPad Pro, new AirTags, and more. Our guest was Rene Ritchie, but he had some microphone problems and ended up without capturing his audio - so we made the best of it! Rene will join us again next week. LINKS: Apple AirTags Hands-On Impressions: https://youtu.be/KGkSXb0dELc The Purple iPhone 12: https://youtu.be/A4P_hk7vJC8 HyperProfit - Andru's Finance Channel: http://youtube.com/hyperprofit MoneyRush - Jon's Finance Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4zYabnUT5-UgJYVqMz_gBA Andru Edwards on YouTube: http://youtube.com/gearlive Jon Rettinger on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jon4lakers Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 30

33 min 46 sec

This week we’re looking at the landscape of gaming as it currently stands, and what changes might be coming thanks to things like Xbox Game Pass and recent Sony moves. We also discuss the latest Apple Event: Spring Loaded, as hall of fame podcaster Danny Pena joins the show! LINKS: Apple AirTags Hands-On Impressions: https://youtu.be/KGkSXb0dELc Gamertag Radio: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/gamertag-radio/id75195584 HyperProfit - Andru's Finance Channel: http://youtube.com/hyperprofit MoneyRush - Jon's Finance Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4zYabnUT5-UgJYVqMz_gBA Andru Edwards on YouTube: http://youtube.com/gearlive Jon Rettinger on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jon4lakers Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 22

1 hr 7 min

We talk about the big controversy over MLB The Show coming to Xbox Game Pass and how big a move it is in the battle against Sony Playstation, and also talk about LG deciding to exit the smartphone business in this special live show with the listeners joining in as guests! LINKS: HyperProfit - Andru's Finance Channel: http://youtube.com/hyperprofit MoneyRush - Jon's Finance Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4zYabnUT5-UgJYVqMz_gBA Andru Edwards on YouTube: http://youtube.com/gearlive Jon Rettinger on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jon4lakers Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 13

1 hr 13 min

Big iPhone 13 (or iPhone 12S?) leak bombs have dropped, and we go over everything. Tesla let’s you buy cars with Bitcoin, and guest Quinn Nelson of Snazzy Labs joins us to talk about converting his 200 year old house into the ultimate smart home, this week on Geared Up! LINKS: Snazzy Labs on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ThatSnazzyiPhoneGuy HyperProfit - Andru's Finance Channel: http://youtube.com/hyperprofit MoneyRush - Jon's Finance Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4zYabnUT5-UgJYVqMz_gBA Andru Edwards on YouTube: http://youtube.com/gearlive Jon Rettinger on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jon4lakers Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 7

1 hr 1 min

Apple is rumored to have their next product launch event on March 23rd, and we talk about what’s rumored to appear - iPad Pro, AirPods 3, AirTags, and more. Plus - what the heck are NFTs and why are they all the rage all of a sudden? Robert Rosenfeld joins us for all this and much more this week on Geared Up! LINKS: The Apple Circle on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz0zSuukBglV2YwG3_7uKRg HyperProfit - Andru's Finance Channel: http://youtube.com/hyperprofit MoneyRush - Jon's Finance Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4zYabnUT5-UgJYVqMz_gBA Andru Edwards on YouTube: http://youtube.com/gearlive Jon Rettinger on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jon4lakers Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 15

55 min 41 sec

Jenna Ezarik joins us this week as we talk about early rumors surround the next 3 years of iPhone releases, hard-to-find Playstation 5 (still!), and how MyHeritage is looking to reanimate your deceased loved ones - all this and much more this week on Geared Up! LINKS: Jenna Ezarik on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/itsmejennae Public.com Social Investing: https://geni.us/public MyHeritage Deep Nostalgia: https://www.myheritage.com/deep-nostalgia HyperProfit - Andru's Finance Channel: http://youtube.com/hyperprofit MoneyRush - Jon's Finance Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4zYabnUT5-UgJYVqMz_gBA Andru Edwards on YouTube: http://youtube.com/gearlive Jon Rettinger on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jon4lakers Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 8

50 min 53 sec

We talk with Sam Kohl about the business and accuracy of Apple leaks, and how he tracks which sources are trustworthy. We also dive into the latest news on the iPhone 12s/13, Xbox Cloud Streaming coming to iOS and PC, and what to expect from Apple next month - all this and much more this week on Geared Up! LINKS: iUpdate on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/iupdate AppleTrack: https://appletrack.org HyperProfit - Andru's Finance Channel: http://youtube.com/hyperprofit MoneyRush - Jon's Finance Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4zYabnUT5-UgJYVqMz_gBA Andru Edwards on YouTube: http://youtube.com/gearlive Jon Rettinger on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jon4lakers Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 25

52 min 37 sec

This week we go over the news of Apple’s upcoming VR headset, as well as rumors that the company is looking to release a fully-autonomous electric car. We also talk Tesla’s $1.5 billion Bitcoin investment and what it means for the future. Jonathan Morrison joins as our guest this week - all this and much more this week on Geared Up! LINKS: Jonathan Morrison on YouTube: http://youtube.com/tldtoday HyperProfit - Andru's Finance Channel: http://youtube.com/hyperprofit MoneyRush - Jon's Finance Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4zYabnUT5-UgJYVqMz_gBA Andru Edwards on YouTube: http://youtube.com/gearlive Jon Rettinger on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jon4lakers Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 18

1 hr 3 min

This week we’re joined by MKBHD as we discuss the major redesign in the Tesla Model S and Model X, as well as the delay of the Roadster. We’ve also got a bunch of thoughts on the upcoming iPhone, Apple allowing you to use your Apple Watch to unlock when wearing a mask, Facebook’s battle to take your privacy, and 2021 tech predictions. All this and much more this week on Geared Up! LINKS: MKBHD on YouTube: http://youtube.com/mkbhd HyperProfit - Andru's Finance Channel: http://youtube.com/hyperprofit MoneyRush - Jon's Finance Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4zYabnUT5-UgJYVqMz_gBA Andru Edwards on YouTube: http://youtube.com/gearlive Jon Rettinger on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jon4lakers Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 4

1 hr 3 min

This week we go over several of the recent rumors surrounding Apple’s 2021 product lineup, including the iPhone 12s, a ridiculous new MacBook Pro, the MacBook Air, and the iMac. We also have our thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21 Ultra, AirPods Max, and the new social app, Clubhouse. All this and much more this week on Geared Up! LINKS: Rene Ritchie on YouTube: http://youtube.com/reneritchie Andru Edwards on YouTube: http://youtube.com/gearlive Jon Rettinger on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jon4lakers Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 28

1 hr

The next-generation game consoles have arrived, and talk about the launch of the Xbox Series X & S along with the Playstation 5 - which consoles we prefer and what we’re playing. Apple has had an insane fourth quarter, highlighted by the launch of the iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max. There are strong opinions on which is the best, and which should be avoided. All this and much more this week on Geared Up, with special guest Dan Barbera of MacRumors! LINKS: iPhone 12 Pro Max Camera Review: https://youtu.be/h01F8My3D8o iPhone 12 mini Review: https://youtu.be/TA0KO1abQHU Xbox Series X Review: https://youtu.be/0o6vspAxNgw Andru Edwards on YouTube: http://youtube.com/gearlive Jon Rettinger on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jon4lakers Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 2020

38 min 50 sec

This week we’re joined by Microsoft’s Catherine Gluckstein & Samsung’s Hassan Anjum, as they join the show to talk about the technology behind Xbox’s xCloud cloud gaming service, and the physical devices you use to access the service on the go. Microsoft and Samsung have partnered together to bring Xbox Game Pass streaming to the latest Samsung Android devices, and the future of cloud gaming sounds pretty incredible. Get the details on this episode of Geared Up! LINKS: Gaming on Samsung Galaxy Tab S7: https://youtu.be/ObY2H4-ZHgI Project xCloud Hands-On Impressions: https://youtu.be/eqRIQPCOzpc Andru Edwards on YouTube: http://youtube.com/gearlive Jon Rettinger on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jon4lakers Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 2020

59 min 57 sec

Microsoft has just paid $7.5 billion to acquire Zenimax, the parent company of Bethesda, sending shockwaves through the gaming industry. We talk about what this means in the battle with the next-generation PS5 and Xbox Series X launching soon, as well as Game Pass and gaming as a whole. We’ve also been using the new Apple Watch Series 6 for the past 2 weeks and report back with our thoughts on that, as well as Amazon’s flying camera drone that is set to patrol your home in 2021. All this and much more this week on Geared Up! LINKS: Apple Watch Series 6 Unboxing: https://youtu.be/_rlzX2nFH2g Xbox Series X vs Series S: Choose Wisely: https://youtu.be/R5qZCcQkKbw Jacques Slade on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/kustoo Andru Edwards on YouTube: http://youtube.com/gearlive Jon Rettinger on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jon4lakers Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 2020

1 hr 6 min

Apple has released the new Apple Watch Series 6 & SE, Xbox and PlayStation have released pricing and launch dates for their new game consoles, and Special Guest Jon Prosser is here to tell us all about the secret new stuff that Apple is working on releasing soon. All this and much more this week on Geared Up! Big thank you to Trend Micro for sponsoring this episode! Use promo code ANDRU20 to save $20 off your purchase of a Home Network Security Device on the Trend Micro website here: https://bit.ly/33Bclmn LINKS: Apple Watch Series 6 Unboxing: https://youtu.be/_rlzX2nFH2g Xbox Series X vs Series S: Choose Wisely: https://youtu.be/R5qZCcQkKbw Front Page Tech on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/frontpagetech Andru Edwards on YouTube: http://youtube.com/gearlive Jon Rettinger on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jon4lakers Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 2020

49 min 58 sec

We go hands-on with two major foldables in the new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 and the Microsoft Surface Duo. We also dive into the upcoming launches of both the Xbox Series X and the PS5, and Apple’s refusal to approve Xbox Game Pass streaming as Enobong Etteh (aka Thunder E, aka Col. Singala) joins the show this week! LINKS 5 Best Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Features: https://youtu.be/hXRP4JCty8w Surface Duo First Look: https://youtu.be/qN6tyH9xbII BooredatWork on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/booredatwork Geared Up on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/gearedup Andru Edwards on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/GearLive Jon Rettinger on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jon4lakers Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 2020

49 min 17 sec

Proof that Apple has been working on 120Hz displays for the upcoming iPhone 12 has leaked, but does this mean that the feature is confirmed? We also talk about the upcoming console war with Xbox Series X vs PS5 (with Game Pass looming!), thoughts on the Surface Duo, the future of product unveil events and more as Jenna Ezarik joins the show as guest host this week! LINKS Jenna's Microsoft Surface Duo Unboxing 120Hz iPhone 12 Pro Max Leak Jenna Ezarik on YouTube Geared Up on YouTube Jon Rettinger on YouTube Andru Edwards on YouTube Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 2020

1 hr 11 min

Following Apple’s controversial Xbox Game Pass streaming decision, Epic Games used Fortnite to force Apple’s hands into a lawsuit after Apple and Google banned the game from the respective iOS and Google Play stores. We also talk about Microsoft’s upcoming Surface Duo clamshell Android device, and dig into some Samsung and Apple rumors with guest Max Weinbach! LINKS Apple Bans Fortnite - Behind the Scenes Microsoft Surface Duo: A Better Foldable? Max Weinbach on Twitter Geared Up on YouTube Jon Rettinger on YouTube Andru Edwards on YouTube Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 2020

55 min 16 sec

Apple is stuck in the past with its decision on cloud gaming support for Xbox Game Pass, Google Stadia, Facebook Gaming, and more. Samsung has launched the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, and Google’s Pixel 4a finally got announced. We talk about all this and more as Dan Barbera joins us this week! LINKS MacRumors on YouTube Geared Up on YouTube Jon Rettinger on YouTube Andru Edwards on YouTube Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 2020

1 hr 5 min

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked is coming up this week, where we expect an announcement for the new Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, as well as the next generation foldable in the Galaxy Z Fold 2. The iPhone 12 will be a few weeks late this year, CES is going virtual for 2020, and we talk about some of the best smart home fitness gear and equipment as Kevin the Tech Ninja joins us! LINKS Apple is CHEAP Kevin Nether on YouTube Geared Up on YouTube Jon Rettinger on YouTube Andru Edwards on YouTube Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 2020

48 min 15 sec

Apple is about to swap out Intel chips for their own self-made processors in the Mac line, and Rene Ritchie joins us to talk about what this means, and how it will change the Mac for the average consumer. We also discuss iOS 13.6, the moves Microsoft is making with the Xbox Series X and xCloud, along with a lightning round of tech topics! LINKS New AirPods Features Coming in iOS 14 Why Apple Silicon Will Make Better Macs Rene Ritchie on YouTube Geared Up on YouTube Jon Rettinger on YouTube Andru Edwards on YouTube Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 2020

1 hr 18 min

Apple dropped some major news during its WWDC virtual keynote, and Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman joins the show as we talk about all of the announcements. Mark currently works for Bloomberg, and has been reporting on Apple since he was 15 years old, breaking major news since the very beginning of his career. We talk about his biggest scoops, the business of breaking news, Apple’s AR & VR headset plans, and of course all the news coming out of WWDC - macOS 11, iOS 14, tvOS 14, and watchOS 7. LINKS New AirPods Features Coming in iOS 14 iPhone Finally Copies Android iPhone OS 1.1.3 Leak Mark Gurman on Bloomberg Geared Up on YouTube Jon Rettinger on YouTube Andru Edwards on YouTube Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 2020

51 min 44 sec

This week Matt Cassinelli joins the show to talk to us about the power of the Shortcuts app on iPhone and iPad. Matt is who we consider to be the master of Shortcuts, and is able to bend the iPhone to his will more than anyone else we know. We also talk about the Playstation 5 reveal event, Apple’s rumored transition to ARM processors in Mac computers, and more! LINKS: How to Police-Proof Your Smartphone Siri Shortcuts on iOS 13 PS5 Hardware Reveal Trailer Rise and Fall of Windows Phone Geared Up on YouTube Jon Rettinger on YouTube Andru Edwards on YouTube Matt Cassinelli on YouTube Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 2020

54 min 48 sec

This week, we reflect on the uprising that we’re seeing in the USA and across the world as people fight for change in how the lives of black and brown people in America and are viewed and valued. Andru shares his 24-hour fight with YouTube to get a video that would help protesters stay safe. Our guest, Sara Dietschy joins us and gives her unique perspective on the new Sony ZV1 handheld camera, which is targeted at vloggers. LINKS: How to Police-Proof Your Smartphone Sara's Sony ZV1 Review Geared Up on YouTube Jon Rettinger on YouTube Andru Edwards on YouTube That Creative Life with Sara Dietschy (Podcast) Sara Dietschy on YouTube Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 2020

1 hr 1 min

This week Kevin the Tech Ninja joins the show as we discuss the Tesla Cybertruck, the fail that is HBO Max, obsession with Call of Duty: Warzone, VR gaming with Pro Putt by Top Golf on Oculus Quest, some of our favorite smart home tech platforms and devices, and we take a deep dive looking at how things have changed for us as video creators and YouTube creators during the work from home era of the current pandemic! LINKS: Top 5 HomeKit Smart Devices Kevin Nether on YouTube Andru Edwards on YouTube Jon Rettinger on YouTube Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 2020

54 min 4 sec

This week Jacques Slade joins the show as we take a deep dive into how Apple can use augmented reality and the rumored AR glasses to change the future of personal computing and mobile technology. We also chat about sneakers and sneakerhead culture, how Jacques got into the YouTube game, Microsoft’s latest Surface Go and Surface Book 3, and the greatness that is the iPad Pro Magic Keyboard! LINKS: iPad Pro Magic Keyboard Top 5 Features What Apple Didn't Tell You About the Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro Jacques Slade on YouTube Andru Edwards on YouTube Jon Rettinger on YouTube Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 2020

1 hr 10 min

This week Jon Prosser joins us to talk about scoring major Apple leaks and the balance between reporting news and protecting sources. We also have news on what we can epect for the Apple Watch with watchOS 7, a new Apple TV, WWDC thoughts, a look at the risk of being a journalist who covers major leaks, and much more! LINKS: Front Page Tech on YouTube Andru Edwards on YouTube Jon Rettinger on YouTube Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 2020

1 hr 19 min

This week Michael Fisher joins the show to talk about foldables like the Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Fold 2, and what makes this tech so exciting. We also dive into Apple’s advantage in chip-making, and how the iPhone SE may be the ultimate iOS trojan horse. We’ve also talk about our favorite tech for getting through social isolation, and much more! LINKS: iPhone SE Unboxing & First Impressions iPhone SE Feature Overview OnePlus 8 Pro vs iPhone 11 Pro Samsung Galaxy Z Flip: 10 Things Before Buying Mr. Mobile on YouTube Andru Edwards on YouTube Jon Rettinger on YouTube Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 2020

1 hr 13 min

Dan Barbera of MacRumors joins us as we’ve got the new OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro smartphones in-hand, and we bring you our thoughts and impressions of the new flagship and flagship killer. Apple has announced the iPhone SE second-generation - a smartphone that takes the features of the iPhone 11 and squeezes them into the body of the iPhone 8 with the camera of the iPhone XR. We also talk about Google and Apple teaming up for contact tracing, the next-generation of game consoles, and more! LINKS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW: iPhone SE Feature Overview OnePlus 8 Pro vs iPhone 11 Pro MacRumors on YouTube Andru Edwards on YouTube Jon Rettinger on YouTube Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 2020

1 hr 6 min

We’ve got confirmation of a bunch of OnePlus 8 Pro features, and bring you the rundown on the next major Android smartphone release. The iPhone 9 should be announced in about 2 weeks, and we tell you everything to expect from Apple’s next entry-level smartphone. We also give our tips for staying productive while working from home, and staying connected while social distancing. LINKS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW: Benefit of the Doud Podcast Andru Edwards on YouTube Jon Rettinger on YouTube Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 2020

57 min 56 sec

Apple has released new iPad Pros for 2020, and we give you the full scoop on what to expect from the latest flagship tablet, now with trackpad support. Tesla has starting shipping the new Model Y to customers, and we’ve got hands-on impressions! We also bring you our tips for tech that makes working from home a little easier, along with a whole lot more on this packed episode - with special guest, Kevin the Tech Ninja!   LINKS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW: iPhone 11 & Galaxy S20 Giveaway! Tesla Model Y vs Model 3 Video: LG V60 vs Samsung Galaxy S20 Video: Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Unboxing Kevin Nether on YouTube Andru Edwards on YouTube Jon Rettinger on YouTube Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 2020

50 min 56 sec

This week we talk about the way that just about anyone can get much faster 4G mobile data speeds - a secret that Jon discovered while comparing the offerings of different mobile carriers. We’ve also got hands-on impressions of both the Samsung Galaxy S20 lineup, and the upcoming LG V60 ThinQ - two of the major Android releases for 2020. We’ve also got new info on the upcoming iPhone 12 and Google Pixel 4a, and a whole lot more on this packed episode!   LINKS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW: iPhone 11 & Galaxy S20 Giveaway! Video: LG V60 vs Samsung Galaxy S20 Video: Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Unboxing Video: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Hands-on Video: Samsung Galaxy S20's Craziest Camera Feature Insane Space Zoom on Galaxy S20 Ultra Andru Edwards on YouTube Jon Rettinger on YouTube Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 2020

1 hr

We’ve had the new Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra in-hand for a day, and we’ve got some thoughts on the camera, battery, processor, and more! We’ve also been using Samsung’s latest foldable - the Galaxy Z Flip - and we debate the merits of a foldable screen in 2020. We also talk about what products to expect next from Apple, and how the coronavirus is affecting the tech sector. LINKS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW: Video: Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Unboxing Video: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Hands-on Video: Samsung Galaxy S20's Craziest Camera Feature Insane Space Zoom on Galaxy S20 Ultra Andru Edwards on YouTube Jon Rettinger on YouTube Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 2020

55 min 54 sec

We’ve officially used the new Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra, and in this episode we talk about our thoughts on the new flagship Samsung smartphones. Andru and Jon also talk about on of the most-asked questions that they get - how do you make money as someone who makes videos on the Internet? LINKS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW: Video: Samsung Galaxy S20's Craziest Camera Feature Insane Space Zoom on Galaxy S20 Ultra Andru Edwards on YouTube Jon Rettinger on YouTube Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 2020

33 min 33 sec

This week several of Apple’s upcoming products leaked, with all expected to be released in the March timeframe. We talk about the upcoming iPhone 9, AirTags, iPad Pro, and more. We also go over the numbers that show the top 5 streaming video services in the US as compiled by the Wall Street Journal, and there are definitely a couple of surprises in the list. We also check in on how Jon’s transition to Android is going, and answer some listener Q&A! Q&A: Will Apple Create a Phone Carrier Service Similar to Google Fi? What is the Plan for the Future of Your Channels? How Do You Make Your Videos Awesome? LINKS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW: Andru Edwards on YouTube Jon Rettinger on YouTube Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 2020

54 min 2 sec

Huge leaks about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S20 line have come out, and we break everything down for you about what Samsung will likely be announcing at its Unpacked 2020 event in a few weeks! We also follow-up on last weeks teaser, as Jon gives us the details on a new product from Tesla. We also talk about Sonos and the major backlash they’re receiving after informing customers that some older devices will no longer get software updates - is this fair? What should consumers expect as far as device support from companies? LINKS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW: Tesla Solar Roof 3.0! Sonos Move Review Andru Edwards on YouTube Jon Rettinger on YouTube Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 2020

41 min 2 sec

CES 2020 is in the books, and Andru and Jon have some thoughts on the tech and gadgets they saw at the world’s biggest consumer electronics trade show - TVs, augmented reality glasses, and even the ability to deploy a security drone from your backyard! In addition, Jon is going to be making the leap from iPhone to Android, and we explain why - will he be able to stick to it this time? LINKS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW: Nreal Augmented Reality Glasses Andru Edwards on YouTube Jon Rettinger on YouTube Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 2020

43 min 59 sec

Andru Edwards goes through his Mac Pro configuration build, and talks about his multiple missteps in ordering Apple’s most powerful computer to date, Microsoft officially announced the Xbox Series X game console, which will be released in late 2020 to start the next-generation of gaming, T-Mobile has launched a nationwide 5G network, and more! LINKS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW: Yeezy Slides Andru Edwards on YouTube Jon Rettinger on YouTube Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 2019

45 min 20 sec

Andru Edwards has given Amazon the keys to his garage with the new Key by Amazon service - is this a good idea? Or is it too creepy to go mainstream? Guest Kevin Nether talks about his transition from being a hardcore Android user to being fully enveloped in the Apple ecosystem. We also talk about the best every day carry tech bags from Peak Design, Black Friday tech shopping, and optimal desk setups on this episode of Geared Up! LINKS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW: Video: MacBook Pro 16" Features  Video: Amazon In-Garage Delivery Andru Edwards on YouTube Kevin the Tech Ninja on YouTube MacRumors on YouTube Jon Rettinger on YouTube Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 2019

45 min 17 sec

This week we talk about the newly-announced Tesla Cybertruck, Tesla’s take on what a modern (if not futuristic) pickup truck should be, along with thoughts on riding inside the vehicle. Joining us for that segment is Tesla expert Ben Sullins from Teslanomics. Ben and Jon were on-hand at the Cybertruck reveal event, while Andru watched from home, left out from the annals of history. We also have an interview with Samsung Semiconductor’s Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing Jim Elliott, talking about the new tech we can expect in upcoming Samsung smartphones, as well as how 5G, autonomous driving, high-bandwidth memory, and more are changing the future! LINKS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW: Video: Riding in the Cybertruck Video: Samsung Tech Day Announcements Teslanomics on YouTube Andru Edwards on YouTube Jon Rettinger on YouTube Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 2019

45 min 10 sec

This week we talk about the arrival of the much-anticipated 16-inch MacBook Pro from Apple - have they addressed everything we’d hoped for? Motorola has officially revealed the new RAZR smartphone with foldable display, but is it worth it at $1500? We also speculate on what we expect from the Tesla CYBRTRK event, and the impact of the arrival of the Disney+ streaming service! LINKS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW: Video: The Tesla CYBERTRUCK Video: Hands-on with AirPods Pro Andru Edwards on YouTube Jon Rettinger on YouTube Support the show: http://youtube.com/gearlive/join See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 2019

56 min 39 sec