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SyrupCast Podcast Ep.127: Google Home, where is the Amazon Echo?

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This week, the SyrupCast crew — Igor Bonifacic, Zach Gilbert, and Patrick O’Rourke — are joined by tech journalist and MobileSyrup contributor, Ted Kritsonis, to discuss the Google Home coming to Canada and the release of iOS 11 beta.

Canadian’s have been long awaiting the arrival of a smart speaker north of the border. The Google Home is the first to be released officially in Canada and both Ted and Patrick have had the opportunity to set one up and use them in their homes.

This week also saw the public release of Apple’s latest mobile OS, iOS 11. Zach and Patrick have downloaded and installed the update on their phones and tested out some of the operating system’s newest features.

Tune in to hear the SyrupCast team’s thoughts.

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Hosts: Igor BonifacicZach GilbertPatrick O’Rourke and Teddy Kritsonis

Total runtime: 42:55
Google Home: 1:30
iOS 11: 25:30
Shoutouts: 37:15

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Patrick, on the #SwitchMinute, shouts out I Am Setsuna. Zach gives his shoutout to MobileSyrup’s sister site BetaKit for Dead By Daylight. Ted’s shoutout goes to the amended drone rules. Finally, this week Igor shouts out the Expanse series.