60 pippa.io <![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly Podcast]]> http://pocketnow.com/tag/pocketnowweekly en Pocketnow Pocketnow yes Pocketnow info+5a6229bdd1a9c2d8128140d7@mg.pippa.io episodic https://assets.pippa.io/shows/5a6229bdd1a9c2d8128140d7/show-cover.jpg http://pocketnow.com/tag/pocketnowweekly <![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly Podcast]]> https://feed.pippa.io/public/shows/5a6229bdd1a9c2d8128140d7 <![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 324: The iPhone XS Racket]]> Sat, 22 Sep 2018 00:51:19 GMT 1:13:27 5ba59207dd03e8de112f1373 no full 1 324 Gather back around! Again! The big trucks have dropped off boxes with a bunch of apples in them. It’s ripe season for those new iPhones and Apple Watches -- and we’re about to take our first bite.

But before dessert, we’ve got dinner. A smorgasbord: Amazon’s new Echo speakers and… an Alexa-powered microwave. A OnePlus television set. A bixby key that will never NOT work. And the Galaxy Note 9 that has that key… and a problem with temperature. Oh. A Note up in smoke... Here we go again... it's the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube video recorded at 2:00pm Eastern on September 21st or check out the high-quality audio version right here or through Apple, Google, our RSS and wherever you get your podcasts. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly and shoot feedback to the hosts at podcast@pocketnow.com!


Host

Joshua Vergara


Guests

Jaime Rivera

Brandon Miniman


Executive Producer

Jules Wang


News

iPhone unboxings

The crew all have iPhones in their hands and we're not talking about the iPhone 4. We discuss what's going on:

And Finally...

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Gather back around! Again! The big trucks have dropped off boxes with a bunch of apples in them. It’s ripe season for those new iPhones and Apple Watches -- and we’re about to take our first bite.

But before dessert, we’ve got dinner. A smorgasbord: Amazon’s new Echo speakers and… an Alexa-powered microwave. A OnePlus television set. A bixby key that will never NOT work. And the Galaxy Note 9 that has that key… and a problem with temperature. Oh. A Note up in smoke... Here we go again... it's the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube video recorded at 2:00pm Eastern on September 21st or check out the high-quality audio version right here or through Apple, Google, our RSS and wherever you get your podcasts. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly and shoot feedback to the hosts at podcast@pocketnow.com!


Host

Joshua Vergara


Guests

Jaime Rivera

Brandon Miniman


Executive Producer

Jules Wang


News

iPhone unboxings

The crew all have iPhones in their hands and we're not talking about the iPhone 4. We discuss what's going on:

And Finally...

"holdon-song.wav" by ondrosik is licensed under CC BY 3.0

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 323: Is it time to wear smartwatches again?]]> Fri, 14 Sep 2018 15:44:31 GMT 1:05:00 5b9bd75f469a83ba4cc06e0e no bonus 1 323 That's right! We're back at it this week with a second episode of your favorite mobile tech podcast — in special video form! And it really helps to explain why our usual suspects were out when we did that post-Apple show on Wednesday... hint hint.

Joshua, Jaime and a whole bunch of other people were at Qualcomm's big event in San Francisco early this week — before the Apple event — for the launch of the Snapdragon Wear 3100, the latest chipset that will power the next generation of Wear OS smartwatches. What goes into it? What will come out of it? Will it be worthwhile to pick up an Android Wear watch again... only if by a different name?

Michael Fisher and Russell Holly are reppin' team Mobile Nations while YouTube hustlers Danny Winget and Jervina Coston gather round (oh, Apple again, huh?) a table in what looks to be a very cramped room to talk about it. Get ready, it's the Pocketnow Weekly... again!

Watch the YouTube video recorded at 3pm Eastern on September 10th or check out the high-quality audio version right here or through Apple, Google, our RSS and wherever you get your podcasts. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly and shoot feedback to the hosts at podcast@pocketnow.com!


Host

Joshua Vergara


Guests

Jaime Rivera

Michael Fisher (Mr. Mobile)

Danny Winget (YouTube)

Jervina Coston (techme0ut)

Russell Holly (Android Central)


Smartwatches

Learn more about the Snapdragon Wear 3100 here! Also, check out the Apple Watch Series 4 and see how the former head of Android Wear is responding to it.

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That's right! We're back at it this week with a second episode of your favorite mobile tech podcast — in special video form! And it really helps to explain why our usual suspects were out when we did that post-Apple show on Wednesday... hint hint.

Joshua, Jaime and a whole bunch of other people were at Qualcomm's big event in San Francisco early this week — before the Apple event — for the launch of the Snapdragon Wear 3100, the latest chipset that will power the next generation of Wear OS smartwatches. What goes into it? What will come out of it? Will it be worthwhile to pick up an Android Wear watch again... only if by a different name?

Michael Fisher and Russell Holly are reppin' team Mobile Nations while YouTube hustlers Danny Winget and Jervina Coston gather round (oh, Apple again, huh?) a table in what looks to be a very cramped room to talk about it. Get ready, it's the Pocketnow Weekly... again!

Watch the YouTube video recorded at 3pm Eastern on September 10th or check out the high-quality audio version right here or through Apple, Google, our RSS and wherever you get your podcasts. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly and shoot feedback to the hosts at podcast@pocketnow.com!


Host

Joshua Vergara


Guests

Jaime Rivera

Michael Fisher (Mr. Mobile)

Danny Winget (YouTube)

Jervina Coston (techme0ut)

Russell Holly (Android Central)


Smartwatches

Learn more about the Snapdragon Wear 3100 here! Also, check out the Apple Watch Series 4 and see how the former head of Android Wear is responding to it.

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 322: Round and round we go with the iPhone Xs]]> Thu, 13 Sep 2018 03:30:19 GMT 53:34 5b99d81b54fc7780250a60e1 no full 1 322 Gather back around! We're not done talking about the iPhone Xs just yet! And there's plenty more from Apple we need to think about today.

Watch the YouTube video recorded at 4pm Eastern on September 12th or check out the high-quality audio version right here or through Apple, Google, our RSS and wherever you get your podcasts. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly and shoot feedback to the hosts at podcast@pocketnow.com!


Host

Jules Wang


Guests

Mark Burstiner

Enobong Etteh (Booredatwork)


Gather Round

We'll be talking about what launched and what didn't in spite of all the rumors that have spread like the plague:

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Gather back around! We're not done talking about the iPhone Xs just yet! And there's plenty more from Apple we need to think about today.

Watch the YouTube video recorded at 4pm Eastern on September 12th or check out the high-quality audio version right here or through Apple, Google, our RSS and wherever you get your podcasts. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly and shoot feedback to the hosts at podcast@pocketnow.com!


Host

Jules Wang


Guests

Mark Burstiner

Enobong Etteh (Booredatwork)


Gather Round

We'll be talking about what launched and what didn't in spite of all the rumors that have spread like the plague:

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 321: Nokia’s 5 cameras are all on the same side]]> Sat, 08 Sep 2018 03:30:56 GMT 1:15:39 5b93389a8b029ec3639b6311 no full 1 321 We had a pretty standard podcast in the nadir between a big trade show and the launch of an iPhone. Then came breaking news from the land of Pixel notch outrage. And out of left field was Jaime Rivera's rage against the smartwatch.

What have we gotten ourselves into? There's plenty between the lines to discover away from the rundown, so we're just gonna get to it. It's the Pocketnow Weekly.

Watch the YouTube video recorded at 2:00pm Eastern on September 7th or check out the high-quality audio version right here or through Apple, Google, our RSS and wherever you get your podcasts. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly and shoot feedback to the hosts at podcast@pocketnow.com!


Host

Joshua Vergara


Guests

Jaime Rivera

Brandon Miniman


Executive Producer

Jules Wang


News

iPhone 2018

Joshua has a wrap on the new iPhones coming out next week. We’ve got late word on the name of the biggest, baddest iPhone of the bunch as well as colors for a $700 iPhone model.

See you soon!


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We had a pretty standard podcast in the nadir between a big trade show and the launch of an iPhone. Then came breaking news from the land of Pixel notch outrage. And out of left field was Jaime Rivera's rage against the smartwatch.

What have we gotten ourselves into? There's plenty between the lines to discover away from the rundown, so we're just gonna get to it. It's the Pocketnow Weekly.

Watch the YouTube video recorded at 2:00pm Eastern on September 7th or check out the high-quality audio version right here or through Apple, Google, our RSS and wherever you get your podcasts. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly and shoot feedback to the hosts at podcast@pocketnow.com!


Host

Joshua Vergara


Guests

Jaime Rivera

Brandon Miniman


Executive Producer

Jules Wang


News

iPhone 2018

Joshua has a wrap on the new iPhones coming out next week. We’ve got late word on the name of the biggest, baddest iPhone of the bunch as well as colors for a $700 iPhone model.

See you soon!


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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 320: Who said IFA 2018 isn't about phones?]]> Sat, 01 Sep 2018 04:34:38 GMT 1:14:44 5b8a16dd567968eb1f1ddcee no full 1 320 It's currywurst time! Well, for everyone that's in Berlin. Here in North America, we're left to be content discussing the nine, count'em, NINE phones that launched at IFA! And most of them came out before IFA officially began!

Does BlackBerry hold an icon that everyone wants? Is Honor playing in the big leagues now? Is HTC shrinking away from us further? Does an Android One push make sense for LG and Motorola? How does Sony do with its first OLED mobile phone? And is there vengeance for ZTE after months of dormancy?

Well, we have specs and a few bits of other info. Let's talk about it. This is the Pocketnow Weekly.

Watch the YouTube video recorded at 2:00pm Eastern on August 31st or check out the high-quality audio version right here or through Apple, Google, our RSS and wherever you get your podcasts. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly and shoot feedback to the hosts at podcast@pocketnow.com!


Host

Joshua Vergara


Guests

Mario Serrafero

Steven Zimmerman


Executive Producer

Jules Wang


IFA 2018

More News

  • Mi MIX 3: Is Xiaomi pulling an OPPO Find X?
  • BLU VIVO XI+: Can we start trusting a company that contracted firmware out to China?
  • Kirin 980: Do nanometers nano-matter?
  • Wear OS: Will a UI change help at all towards growing popularity?

See you soon!


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It's currywurst time! Well, for everyone that's in Berlin. Here in North America, we're left to be content discussing the nine, count'em, NINE phones that launched at IFA! And most of them came out before IFA officially began!

Does BlackBerry hold an icon that everyone wants? Is Honor playing in the big leagues now? Is HTC shrinking away from us further? Does an Android One push make sense for LG and Motorola? How does Sony do with its first OLED mobile phone? And is there vengeance for ZTE after months of dormancy?

Well, we have specs and a few bits of other info. Let's talk about it. This is the Pocketnow Weekly.

Watch the YouTube video recorded at 2:00pm Eastern on August 31st or check out the high-quality audio version right here or through Apple, Google, our RSS and wherever you get your podcasts. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly and shoot feedback to the hosts at podcast@pocketnow.com!


Host

Joshua Vergara


Guests

Mario Serrafero

Steven Zimmerman


Executive Producer

Jules Wang


IFA 2018

More News

  • Mi MIX 3: Is Xiaomi pulling an OPPO Find X?
  • BLU VIVO XI+: Can we start trusting a company that contracted firmware out to China?
  • Kirin 980: Do nanometers nano-matter?
  • Wear OS: Will a UI change help at all towards growing popularity?

See you soon!


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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 319: We've used the Pocophone, but all we have are Pixel 3 XL leaks]]> Fri, 24 Aug 2018 17:00:19 GMT 1:22:38 5b7fd001a13e0a117ca4e581 no full 1 319 Hey everyone! Hope you're enjoying your Pixel 3 XL phones out there. Now that you've bought one, what do you-wait, hang on. You mean to say that they haven't gone on sale yet? Then why the hell does everyone in the world have one except us!? Gosh, we're so thirsty.

Meanwhile, Huawei's up to its old DSLR tricks again while new renders of one of its future phones surface. Will this year's iPhones hurt next year's? Is a Nokia phone the best one you can get out there? All these questions may or may not be answered, but we'll definitely tell you about a Xiaomi phone you should be watching out for on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube video recorded at 1:00pm Eastern on August 23rd or check out the high-quality audio version right here or through Apple, Google, our RSS and wherever you get your podcasts. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly and shoot feedback to the hosts at podcast@pocketnow.com!






Hosts

Joshua Vergara

Anton D. Nagy

Brandon Mininan






Executive Producer

Jules Wang






Rundown

  • Pixel 3 XL: Is it already on sale and we just don't know it?
  • Huawei + DSLR: Are we wrong to not accept ad trickery?
  • Mate 20: So, how do these renders look to you?
  • 2019 iPhones: When you win, you win, when you lose...?
  • Nokia 7 Plus: Is this actually the best smartphone of the year?

Pocophone F1

Josh and Jules both have first impressions of Xiaomi's new Pocophone F1 which just launched in India and will soon spread across Eurasia. Read Jules's piece here, watch Josh's video here and let us know if you've got any questions on what this phone's about via #PNWeekly!






And finally...

What's one email you wish you could take back?

See you soon!

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Hey everyone! Hope you're enjoying your Pixel 3 XL phones out there. Now that you've bought one, what do you-wait, hang on. You mean to say that they haven't gone on sale yet? Then why the hell does everyone in the world have one except us!? Gosh, we're so thirsty.

Meanwhile, Huawei's up to its old DSLR tricks again while new renders of one of its future phones surface. Will this year's iPhones hurt next year's? Is a Nokia phone the best one you can get out there? All these questions may or may not be answered, but we'll definitely tell you about a Xiaomi phone you should be watching out for on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube video recorded at 1:00pm Eastern on August 23rd or check out the high-quality audio version right here or through Apple, Google, our RSS and wherever you get your podcasts. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly and shoot feedback to the hosts at podcast@pocketnow.com!






Hosts

Joshua Vergara

Anton D. Nagy

Brandon Mininan






Executive Producer

Jules Wang






Rundown

  • Pixel 3 XL: Is it already on sale and we just don't know it?
  • Huawei + DSLR: Are we wrong to not accept ad trickery?
  • Mate 20: So, how do these renders look to you?
  • 2019 iPhones: When you win, you win, when you lose...?
  • Nokia 7 Plus: Is this actually the best smartphone of the year?

Pocophone F1

Josh and Jules both have first impressions of Xiaomi's new Pocophone F1 which just launched in India and will soon spread across Eurasia. Read Jules's piece here, watch Josh's video here and let us know if you've got any questions on what this phone's about via #PNWeekly!






And finally...

What's one email you wish you could take back?

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 318: iPhone X + Huawei P20 = Motorola P30]]> Sun, 19 Aug 2018 00:00:16 GMT 1:20:38 5b78a4b8523566de2a54a2cc no full 2018 818 The Motorola P30 is pretty much the iPhone X. Design-wise, it just is. Okay, perhaps we should really talk more about this because it's more than just a look-alike.

But before that, a stringy thought thread about the Galaxy Note 9 and some Crazy Rich Asians make our day. We also notch another bit of chat on the Pixel 3 XL's devastating notch (get in line) and Alexa's creeping motions to everyone's dorms.

Jules is out this week, but the rest of the gang work to make up for it on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube video recorded at 1:00pm Eastern on August 17th or check out the high-quality audio version right here. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly and shoot feedback to the hosts at podcast@pocketnow.com!


Recording Date

August 17, 2018


Hosts

Joshua Vergara

Jaime Rivera

Brandon Mininan


Executive Producer

Jules Wang

 


Rundown

  • Motorola P30: You've seen the pictures, so shall we have a fight about the iPhone X?
  • Pixel 3 XL: Again, you've seen the pictures...
  • T-Mobile: Will a Team of (human) Experts get you to switch networks?
  • iOS 12: Who needs Group Facetime anyways?
  • Touch ID: Does Apple even have the will to bring it back?
  • Pocophone F1: Is $300 and a Snapdragon 845 automatically a winning combo?

5G all the things

This week, we've seen a lot of gun-jumping/shark-jumping/poop-jumping about which smartphone maker will take the cake with the first 5G connection. Will Samsung or LG go first? How about that Moto Z3 and its "upgradeable" position? What's up?


And finally...

"Alexa, can you get out of my dorm?"

See you soon!


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The Motorola P30 is pretty much the iPhone X. Design-wise, it just is. Okay, perhaps we should really talk more about this because it's more than just a look-alike.

But before that, a stringy thought thread about the Galaxy Note 9 and some Crazy Rich Asians make our day. We also notch another bit of chat on the Pixel 3 XL's devastating notch (get in line) and Alexa's creeping motions to everyone's dorms.

Jules is out this week, but the rest of the gang work to make up for it on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube video recorded at 1:00pm Eastern on August 17th or check out the high-quality audio version right here. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly and shoot feedback to the hosts at podcast@pocketnow.com!


Recording Date

August 17, 2018


Hosts

Joshua Vergara

Jaime Rivera

Brandon Mininan


Executive Producer

Jules Wang

 


Rundown

  • Motorola P30: You've seen the pictures, so shall we have a fight about the iPhone X?
  • Pixel 3 XL: Again, you've seen the pictures...
  • T-Mobile: Will a Team of (human) Experts get you to switch networks?
  • iOS 12: Who needs Group Facetime anyways?
  • Touch ID: Does Apple even have the will to bring it back?
  • Pocophone F1: Is $300 and a Snapdragon 845 automatically a winning combo?

5G all the things

This week, we've seen a lot of gun-jumping/shark-jumping/poop-jumping about which smartphone maker will take the cake with the first 5G connection. Will Samsung or LG go first? How about that Moto Z3 and its "upgradeable" position? What's up?


And finally...

"Alexa, can you get out of my dorm?"

See you soon!


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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 317: The Galaxy Note 9 is so...]]> Sun, 12 Aug 2018 04:27:40 GMT 58:38 5b6fb73df4526ff454ab5d5c yes full 1 317 This is the big show we've been working up to. It started out on the 'Z' train, went through a street that we failed to turn on to and then ended up at our friend David Cogen's apartment. We were going to shoot a video podcast like we meant it.

And what an opportunity to do so! The Galaxy Note 9 is wearing into us like mineral oil does into blue suede and it has everything to offer us and everything for us to ponder. We talk about how Samsung is maintaining itself as we head towards 2019 and get a quick snack with Android Pie as well. All that and a special guest — apparently a big fan of ours — on the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube video recorded at 6:00pm Eastern on August 10th or check out the high-quality audio version right here. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly! You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air at the end of the month!




Recording Date

August 10, 2018




Host

Joshua Vergara




Guests

Jaime Rivera

David Cogen (TheUnlockr)

Andy Rockhampton




Executive Producer

Jules Wang

 




Rundown

See you soon!

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This is the big show we've been working up to. It started out on the 'Z' train, went through a street that we failed to turn on to and then ended up at our friend David Cogen's apartment. We were going to shoot a video podcast like we meant it.

And what an opportunity to do so! The Galaxy Note 9 is wearing into us like mineral oil does into blue suede and it has everything to offer us and everything for us to ponder. We talk about how Samsung is maintaining itself as we head towards 2019 and get a quick snack with Android Pie as well. All that and a special guest — apparently a big fan of ours — on the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube video recorded at 6:00pm Eastern on August 10th or check out the high-quality audio version right here. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly! You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air at the end of the month!




Recording Date

August 10, 2018




Host

Joshua Vergara




Guests

Jaime Rivera

David Cogen (TheUnlockr)

Andy Rockhampton




Executive Producer

Jules Wang

 




Rundown

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[EXTRA: Press reactions to Moto Z3]]> Sun, 05 Aug 2018 14:32:10 GMT 9:22 5b670a69b9ef82d563aee697 no bonus 1 316 Motorola might have put its name on the Moto Z3 last week, but at its launch event in its headquarters, it seemed as though its exclusive carrier, Verizon, as well as Qualcomm had upstaged the phone with talk about how great 5G is and how the Moto Z3 would be the first "upgradeable" phone for the new-generation network thanks to a weird looking Moto Mod.

The 5G Moto Mod contains the 5G-capable Snapdragon X50 modem and antennas reaching all edges of the mod to allow for maximum connectivity opportunities — mainly because as 5G will be put in place on millimeter-wave (around 30GHz and above), signal propagation through even a hand becomes more difficult.

Given that we don't have an idea as to how much the Mod will cost and that we only have a vague 2019 launch timeline to go with that Mod, the Moto Z3 ends up being a lightly retouched Moto Z2 Force at 40 percent off its original price.

This editor was part of the tech press corps that covered the event with Motorola, in our case, paying for our travel, itinerary and stay. We decided to ask two simple questions with our industry colleagues: What was your takeaway from the spin machine, and; what's the one question you are most looking forward to answering in your review?

We've got their answers right here.

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Motorola might have put its name on the Moto Z3 last week, but at its launch event in its headquarters, it seemed as though its exclusive carrier, Verizon, as well as Qualcomm had upstaged the phone with talk about how great 5G is and how the Moto Z3 would be the first "upgradeable" phone for the new-generation network thanks to a weird looking Moto Mod.

The 5G Moto Mod contains the 5G-capable Snapdragon X50 modem and antennas reaching all edges of the mod to allow for maximum connectivity opportunities — mainly because as 5G will be put in place on millimeter-wave (around 30GHz and above), signal propagation through even a hand becomes more difficult.

Given that we don't have an idea as to how much the Mod will cost and that we only have a vague 2019 launch timeline to go with that Mod, the Moto Z3 ends up being a lightly retouched Moto Z2 Force at 40 percent off its original price.

This editor was part of the tech press corps that covered the event with Motorola, in our case, paying for our travel, itinerary and stay. We decided to ask two simple questions with our industry colleagues: What was your takeaway from the spin machine, and; what's the one question you are most looking forward to answering in your review?

We've got their answers right here.

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 316: The Moto Z3 is a lot like the RED Hydrogen One]]> Sat, 04 Aug 2018 18:00:52 GMT 1:20:09 5b65e2e9bec390261caaaf05 no full 1 316 Notches. How many can a phone have? How many should a phone have? Is it good to be leading the pack in terms of selling the most phones with notches? And what about other questionable design choices like inserting a mock circuit board into the back of your phone to make it look pretty? The news is brimming with annoying, but pertinent questions this week.

In addition to getting some answers on those, we'll also be dishing theses on what just launched in Chicago. Motorola, Verizon and Qualcomm are backing a last-generation smartphone with a thin bridge to golden 5G speeds. Will this make sense? Will it get customers riled up? What's it all mean?

Plenty to talk about here, so strap yourselves in. It's the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on August 3rd or check out the high-quality audio version right here. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly! You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air at the end of the month!


Host

Joshua Vergara


Guests

Jaime Rivera

Brandon Miniman (XDA-Developers)


Executive Producer

Jules Wang

 


News

Moto Z3

Jules talked with a whole bunch of the tech media corps about their first impressions and lasting questions on the latest phone to work with Moto Mods, including one that can bring 5G to... a Snapdragon 835 phone?


And Finally…

Turing is at it again.

See you soon!


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Notches. How many can a phone have? How many should a phone have? Is it good to be leading the pack in terms of selling the most phones with notches? And what about other questionable design choices like inserting a mock circuit board into the back of your phone to make it look pretty? The news is brimming with annoying, but pertinent questions this week.

In addition to getting some answers on those, we'll also be dishing theses on what just launched in Chicago. Motorola, Verizon and Qualcomm are backing a last-generation smartphone with a thin bridge to golden 5G speeds. Will this make sense? Will it get customers riled up? What's it all mean?

Plenty to talk about here, so strap yourselves in. It's the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on August 3rd or check out the high-quality audio version right here. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly! You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air at the end of the month!


Host

Joshua Vergara


Guests

Jaime Rivera

Brandon Miniman (XDA-Developers)


Executive Producer

Jules Wang

 


News

Moto Z3

Jules talked with a whole bunch of the tech media corps about their first impressions and lasting questions on the latest phone to work with Moto Mods, including one that can bring 5G to... a Snapdragon 835 phone?


And Finally…

Turing is at it again.

See you soon!


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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 315: Note 9, Unbreakable]]> Sat, 28 Jul 2018 10:00:10 GMT 1:02:20 5b5bdc9784b716e520f51fda no full 1 315 The Galaxy Note 9 has a hard road ahead of it. It has to make up ground in sales from the Galaxy S9 and it’ll have to do so with few visceral upgrades. So, what can Samsung do to prop up the biggest chance it has against the iPhone? Put Fortnite on it. The world’s most popular MMO is coming to Android and it looks set to debut on a phablet.

We’ll dig into a couple of follow-up stories on the MacBook Pro and BlackBerry KEY2 plus hit on the bitter pill for everyone in technology that is the tariffs tussle between the United States and China. How much will your next upgrade cost you? Will you be able to afford it?

Plenty of questions to answer. We’ve got a bunch of tech rascals to give our best shot at answering them. It’s the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on July 27th or check out the high-quality audio version right here. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly! You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air at the end of the month!

Recording Date

July 27, 2018

Host

Jules Wang

Guests

Jaime Rivera

Brandon Miniman (XDA-Developers)

Joshua Vergara (YouTube)

News

  • Galaxy Note 9: Is Samsung dressing up the Note 9 with a gaming exclusive?
  • Unbreakable: Will this hold up or will it ShatterShield on us?
  • 48 Megapixels: How soon can Sony push this sensor out?
  • MacBook Pro: One huge problem solved, how many more to go?
  • Nokia 9: Are we ready for a $1,000 phone HMD Global?

$$$

And Finally…

Take your bets on the name.

See you soon!


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The Galaxy Note 9 has a hard road ahead of it. It has to make up ground in sales from the Galaxy S9 and it’ll have to do so with few visceral upgrades. So, what can Samsung do to prop up the biggest chance it has against the iPhone? Put Fortnite on it. The world’s most popular MMO is coming to Android and it looks set to debut on a phablet.

We’ll dig into a couple of follow-up stories on the MacBook Pro and BlackBerry KEY2 plus hit on the bitter pill for everyone in technology that is the tariffs tussle between the United States and China. How much will your next upgrade cost you? Will you be able to afford it?

Plenty of questions to answer. We’ve got a bunch of tech rascals to give our best shot at answering them. It’s the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on July 27th or check out the high-quality audio version right here. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly! You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air at the end of the month!

Recording Date

July 27, 2018

Host

Jules Wang

Guests

Jaime Rivera

Brandon Miniman (XDA-Developers)

Joshua Vergara (YouTube)

News

  • Galaxy Note 9: Is Samsung dressing up the Note 9 with a gaming exclusive?
  • Unbreakable: Will this hold up or will it ShatterShield on us?
  • 48 Megapixels: How soon can Sony push this sensor out?
  • MacBook Pro: One huge problem solved, how many more to go?
  • Nokia 9: Are we ready for a $1,000 phone HMD Global?

$$$

And Finally…

Take your bets on the name.

See you soon!


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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 314: Let there be a second Light!]]> Mon, 23 Jul 2018 16:00:40 GMT 1:03:08 5b55f61a6cf914db3a78b94e no full 1 314 What a busy week for things that don't have to do with smartphones... well, at least directly! For example, Apple's laptops. They try and fix one problem here and then make everything else better. The catch? You don't get there without breaking a few eggs and scrambling them on a MacBook Pro. It's hot. Too hot for its own good.

Also, are iPhone owners snobs? No. You judge everyone on an individual basis, especially the people that you would go out with on a date. But there's a survey this week that got stuck in my craw and I gotta tweeze it outta there. All that plus a final verdict (or two) on the BlackBerry KEY2 and a piece of carry-on luggage that rolls with your punches. We're bringing along a couple of old friends and it's bound to be a great time on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 3:00pm Eastern on July 20th or check out the high-quality audio version right here. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly! You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air at the end of the month!


Recording Date

July 20, 2018


Host

Jules Wang


Guests

Jaime Rivera

Brandon Miniman (XDA-Developers)

Joshua Vergara (YouTube)


News

Segment B

See you soon!


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What a busy week for things that don't have to do with smartphones... well, at least directly! For example, Apple's laptops. They try and fix one problem here and then make everything else better. The catch? You don't get there without breaking a few eggs and scrambling them on a MacBook Pro. It's hot. Too hot for its own good.

Also, are iPhone owners snobs? No. You judge everyone on an individual basis, especially the people that you would go out with on a date. But there's a survey this week that got stuck in my craw and I gotta tweeze it outta there. All that plus a final verdict (or two) on the BlackBerry KEY2 and a piece of carry-on luggage that rolls with your punches. We're bringing along a couple of old friends and it's bound to be a great time on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 3:00pm Eastern on July 20th or check out the high-quality audio version right here. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly! You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air at the end of the month!


Recording Date

July 20, 2018


Host

Jules Wang


Guests

Jaime Rivera

Brandon Miniman (XDA-Developers)

Joshua Vergara (YouTube)


News

Segment B

See you soon!


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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 313: iPhone SE stop, Surface Go]]> Tue, 17 Jul 2018 04:00:40 GMT 59:54 5b4ca4f24191a2ae47da4341 no full 1 313 Microsoft came rip roarin’ ready this week with a small convertible tablet that starts out at $399. Unfortunately, unlike an iPad, if you really want to take your computing somewhat seriously, you’re going to need to spend upwards of $800 on a Surface Go. Does it make sense?

We’ll sort that out and look into the five-camera trend that seems to be cropping up, plus a lesson on case design, why if you don’t care about the blockchain you should probably care about HTC and the impending death of the four-inch iPhone. Again.

All this and more as we unfold the week’s news and then get a bit of dust in it and then make the keyboard not work, but at least the keys are quiet… on the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 12:00pm Eastern on July 13th or check out the high-quality audio version right here. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly! You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air at the end of the month!

Recording Date

July 13, 2018

Host

Jules Wang

Guests

Anton D. Nagy

News

  • Surface Go: Would you Surface Go for this over an iPad?
  • Surface Phone: How are Microsoft fans so loyal after being betrayed?
  • RIP iPhone SE: Now that it’s dying, how did it do?
  • Galaxy S10: Why do we need five cameras on… everything?
  • Cases: Can they protect phones from every drop?
  • HTC Exodus: Where’s the niche?

See you soon!

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Microsoft came rip roarin’ ready this week with a small convertible tablet that starts out at $399. Unfortunately, unlike an iPad, if you really want to take your computing somewhat seriously, you’re going to need to spend upwards of $800 on a Surface Go. Does it make sense?

We’ll sort that out and look into the five-camera trend that seems to be cropping up, plus a lesson on case design, why if you don’t care about the blockchain you should probably care about HTC and the impending death of the four-inch iPhone. Again.

All this and more as we unfold the week’s news and then get a bit of dust in it and then make the keyboard not work, but at least the keys are quiet… on the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 12:00pm Eastern on July 13th or check out the high-quality audio version right here. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly! You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air at the end of the month!

Recording Date

July 13, 2018

Host

Jules Wang

Guests

Anton D. Nagy

News

  • Surface Go: Would you Surface Go for this over an iPad?
  • Surface Phone: How are Microsoft fans so loyal after being betrayed?
  • RIP iPhone SE: Now that it’s dying, how did it do?
  • Galaxy S10: Why do we need five cameras on… everything?
  • Cases: Can they protect phones from every drop?
  • HTC Exodus: Where’s the niche?

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 312: Futurism for the Mi MIX 3 and Galaxy X]]> Tue, 10 Jul 2018 22:00:08 GMT 1:15:13 5b4504c31d6c0a2d771d577b no full 1 312 This very podcast you're listening to right now has been running for six years strong as of this episode. And we're looking to bring you a whole lot more in the future.

We start that future off with more pop-up cameras and no chins then we take it over to a foldable phone in 2019 and then, well, who knows, if HTC makes a phone we're interested in next year... if it's still making smartphones next year... well, we'll look into it. All the mobile tech news plus an overview of Android P because there's a better chance you'll be getting into it quicker than you might think.

We're crossing wires and getting soldered on the sixth anniversary episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 1:00pm Eastern on July 6th or check out the high-quality audio version right here. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly! You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air at the end of the month!


Recording Date

July 6, 2018


Host

Jules Wang


Guests

Jaime Rivera

Mario Serrafero (XDA-Developers)


News

  • Galaxy X: Is Samsung and are we prepared for it during CES 2019?
  • Switch to iPhone: What does this survey say about how people grow into ecosystems?
  • Mi MIX 3: Do we believe in a chin-killer?
  • HTC: If it's dead, how dead is it?
  • Honor 10 GT: Is Huawei finally unleashing Honor to be its best brand?
  • W2019: Would you like a Samsung flip phone with dual cameras next year?

Android P check-in

We're closing in on the end of the Android P Developer Preview process with more phones eligible to run it than ever before. XDA's Mario Serrafero guides us through some of the deep cuts of what the next-level OS can bring us every day.

See you soon!

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This very podcast you're listening to right now has been running for six years strong as of this episode. And we're looking to bring you a whole lot more in the future.

We start that future off with more pop-up cameras and no chins then we take it over to a foldable phone in 2019 and then, well, who knows, if HTC makes a phone we're interested in next year... if it's still making smartphones next year... well, we'll look into it. All the mobile tech news plus an overview of Android P because there's a better chance you'll be getting into it quicker than you might think.

We're crossing wires and getting soldered on the sixth anniversary episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 1:00pm Eastern on July 6th or check out the high-quality audio version right here. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly! You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air at the end of the month!


Recording Date

July 6, 2018


Host

Jules Wang


Guests

Jaime Rivera

Mario Serrafero (XDA-Developers)


News

  • Galaxy X: Is Samsung and are we prepared for it during CES 2019?
  • Switch to iPhone: What does this survey say about how people grow into ecosystems?
  • Mi MIX 3: Do we believe in a chin-killer?
  • HTC: If it's dead, how dead is it?
  • Honor 10 GT: Is Huawei finally unleashing Honor to be its best brand?
  • W2019: Would you like a Samsung flip phone with dual cameras next year?

Android P check-in

We're closing in on the end of the Android P Developer Preview process with more phones eligible to run it than ever before. XDA's Mario Serrafero guides us through some of the deep cuts of what the next-level OS can bring us every day.

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 311: Excessive Galaxy S10 vs. excessive LG V40]]> Tue, 03 Jul 2018 10:00:10 GMT 1:11:49 5b3afc0ad3ddf7a941909a38 no full 1 311 Five cameras on the LG V40? Three phones with up to three cameras on the Galaxy S10? Has progress in the mobile technology industry just become a very simple numbers game? We don't have any idea what to look forward to anymore as we head into the fall with the two chaebols, but we'll talk it out.

Plus, Apple is flittering like a butterfly over its MacBook keyboards and hey, can someone in IT check out what's wrong with ASUS's website here? Thanks. All that and more on the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 12:00pm Eastern on June 29th or check out the high-quality audio version right here. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly! You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air at the end of the month!


Recording Date

June 29, 2018


Host

Jules Wang


Guests

Anton D. Nagy


Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win an HP Envy x2, one of the first Always Connected PCs, by July 4!


News

See you soon!

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Five cameras on the LG V40? Three phones with up to three cameras on the Galaxy S10? Has progress in the mobile technology industry just become a very simple numbers game? We don't have any idea what to look forward to anymore as we head into the fall with the two chaebols, but we'll talk it out.

Plus, Apple is flittering like a butterfly over its MacBook keyboards and hey, can someone in IT check out what's wrong with ASUS's website here? Thanks. All that and more on the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 12:00pm Eastern on June 29th or check out the high-quality audio version right here. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly! You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air at the end of the month!


Recording Date

June 29, 2018


Host

Jules Wang


Guests

Anton D. Nagy


Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win an HP Envy x2, one of the first Always Connected PCs, by July 4!


News

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 310: The OPPO Find X is a step toward Bezel Zero]]> Tue, 26 Jun 2018 16:00:42 GMT 1:05:57 5b3243bb395bba070cc5d770 no full 1 310 One Australian state is considering banning students from using smartphones. Meanwhile, back in China, we're staring into the bezelless abyss and wondering what it is because the leaked picture sure doesn't tell its own story.

Also, is Apple capable of releasing anything that's not an iPhone, iPad or MacBook on-time? Do cameras really have to be over-engineered to avoid punching a notch into our faces? And what the heck is IGTV and why is Pocketnow involved in that? We'll have some answers for you as well as a lot of conversation this week on the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 5:00pm Eastern on June 22nd or check out the high-quality audio version right here. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly! You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air at the end of the month!


Recording Date

June 22, 2018


Host

Jules Wang


Guests

Jaime Rivera

Ryne Hager (Android Police)


News

Smartphones in School?

The New South Wales government is looking into whether it should limit or ban students from using smartphones and is commissioning a study to see how they're currently being used in class, between blocks and during lunch.

How have you used your phone at school? How do you think smartphone use students in general are perceived to use their phones? Perhaps there's a better way to foster better behavior to prevent bullying or distraction? Tweet us with #PNWeekly and we'll talk about it later on this show.

See you soon!

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One Australian state is considering banning students from using smartphones. Meanwhile, back in China, we're staring into the bezelless abyss and wondering what it is because the leaked picture sure doesn't tell its own story.

Also, is Apple capable of releasing anything that's not an iPhone, iPad or MacBook on-time? Do cameras really have to be over-engineered to avoid punching a notch into our faces? And what the heck is IGTV and why is Pocketnow involved in that? We'll have some answers for you as well as a lot of conversation this week on the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 5:00pm Eastern on June 22nd or check out the high-quality audio version right here. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly! You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air at the end of the month!


Recording Date

June 22, 2018


Host

Jules Wang


Guests

Jaime Rivera

Ryne Hager (Android Police)


News

Smartphones in School?

The New South Wales government is looking into whether it should limit or ban students from using smartphones and is commissioning a study to see how they're currently being used in class, between blocks and during lunch.

How have you used your phone at school? How do you think smartphone use students in general are perceived to use their phones? Perhaps there's a better way to foster better behavior to prevent bullying or distraction? Tweet us with #PNWeekly and we'll talk about it later on this show.

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 309: Let's hope the Galaxy Note 9 doesn't blow up!]]> Tue, 19 Jun 2018 10:00:21 GMT 1:08:39 5b2894fab3d482444789fe92 no full 1 309 We're slowly slugging our way to a big, big phone with a bigger battery than we might've expected just two years after the mess that was the Galaxy Note 7. Is Samsung prepared for a 4,000mAh power pack in the Note 9?

We'll eventually find out, but first, why can't we have a Dark Theme on Android so easily? Is LG's cash splash on the G7 ThinQ working out well in the United States? And a big, big, bigger phone could be on the horizon from overseas. We're bringing on Ryan Dao of his Fried Face vlog and Daniel Cohen of Gear Diary this week on the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 4:00pm Eastern on June 15th or check out the high-quality audio version right here. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly! You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air at the end of the month!


Recording Date

June 15, 2018


Host

Jules Wang


Guests

Ryan Dao

Daniel Cohen (Gear Diary)


News

The Good and The Gripes

What tickled us pink, made us mad or just struck our fancy this week in mobile technology. This week: why everything but the HTC U12+ sucks, what a Nokia phone in 2018 feels like and more!

See you soon!

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We're slowly slugging our way to a big, big phone with a bigger battery than we might've expected just two years after the mess that was the Galaxy Note 7. Is Samsung prepared for a 4,000mAh power pack in the Note 9?

We'll eventually find out, but first, why can't we have a Dark Theme on Android so easily? Is LG's cash splash on the G7 ThinQ working out well in the United States? And a big, big, bigger phone could be on the horizon from overseas. We're bringing on Ryan Dao of his Fried Face vlog and Daniel Cohen of Gear Diary this week on the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 4:00pm Eastern on June 15th or check out the high-quality audio version right here. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly! You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air at the end of the month!


Recording Date

June 15, 2018


Host

Jules Wang


Guests

Ryan Dao

Daniel Cohen (Gear Diary)


News

The Good and The Gripes

What tickled us pink, made us mad or just struck our fancy this week in mobile technology. This week: why everything but the HTC U12+ sucks, what a Nokia phone in 2018 feels like and more!

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 308: WWDC 2018 and BlackBerry's KEY2 Success]]> Tue, 12 Jun 2018 10:00:26 GMT 1:53:29 5b1f517191b860fa6bc329b3 no full 1 308 When it comes to the need for speed, BlackBerry thinks it has introduced a new interface paradigm that removes one Android screen from the experience entirely. Also, will this new hardware combination on the KEY2 really still deliver two-day battery life as its predecessor did? We have our questions, we'll try and get some answers.

Plus, WWDC happened on Tuesday, so we'll give you a low-down of what we think the biggest takeaways are. ZTE is out of the frying pan and into the fire while Qualcomm and Sprint have their own splashes in the pool. We chat with friend of the show Andrew Wallace on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 7:00pm Eastern on June 8th or check out the high-quality audio version right here. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly! You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air at the end of the month!


Recording Date

June 8, 2018


Hosts

Jules Wang

Jaime Rivera


Guest

Andrew Wallace

Adam Z. Lein (Surprise!)


BlackBerry KEY2

We discuss all the specs and hardware tricks of the BlackBerry KEY2. If you're in New York, you're missing out on your chance to get one for free.


News

WWDC 2018

See you soon!

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When it comes to the need for speed, BlackBerry thinks it has introduced a new interface paradigm that removes one Android screen from the experience entirely. Also, will this new hardware combination on the KEY2 really still deliver two-day battery life as its predecessor did? We have our questions, we'll try and get some answers.

Plus, WWDC happened on Tuesday, so we'll give you a low-down of what we think the biggest takeaways are. ZTE is out of the frying pan and into the fire while Qualcomm and Sprint have their own splashes in the pool. We chat with friend of the show Andrew Wallace on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 7:00pm Eastern on June 8th or check out the high-quality audio version right here. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly! You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air at the end of the month!


Recording Date

June 8, 2018


Hosts

Jules Wang

Jaime Rivera


Guest

Andrew Wallace

Adam Z. Lein (Surprise!)


BlackBerry KEY2

We discuss all the specs and hardware tricks of the BlackBerry KEY2. If you're in New York, you're missing out on your chance to get one for free.


News

WWDC 2018

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 307: This Snapdragon is Over 1000!]]> Tue, 05 Jun 2018 10:00:11 GMT 1:27:37 5b16335f4dde786577f8c550 no full 1 307 Two new Snapdragon chipsets are on the horizon to serve Windows 10 laptops. That may mean the first four-digit Snapdragon-series chipset is due — no, the Wear 2100 doesn’t count.

We talk about that and span the breadth of Android and iOS news this week with Valve fans getting tripped about a rejection and Project Fi fattening up its non-Google phone ranks. And we answer your questions and get into your debates this week with our friend, the High Tech Traveler Nick Gray, on the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 3:00pm Eastern on June 1st or check out the high-quality audio version right here. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly! You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air at the end of the month!

Recording Date

June 1, 2018

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Nick Gray (High Tech Traveler)

News

Hot Takes

Contribute your thoughts and hot takes on Twitter with the hashtag #PNWeekly! Questions? Controversy? We’ll respond to as many of you as possible.

See you soon!

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Two new Snapdragon chipsets are on the horizon to serve Windows 10 laptops. That may mean the first four-digit Snapdragon-series chipset is due — no, the Wear 2100 doesn’t count.

We talk about that and span the breadth of Android and iOS news this week with Valve fans getting tripped about a rejection and Project Fi fattening up its non-Google phone ranks. And we answer your questions and get into your debates this week with our friend, the High Tech Traveler Nick Gray, on the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 3:00pm Eastern on June 1st or check out the high-quality audio version right here. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly! You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air at the end of the month!

Recording Date

June 1, 2018

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Nick Gray (High Tech Traveler)

News

Hot Takes

Contribute your thoughts and hot takes on Twitter with the hashtag #PNWeekly! Questions? Controversy? We’ll respond to as many of you as possible.

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 306: Apple v. Samsung ends, the HTC U12+ begins]]> Tue, 29 May 2018 10:00:50 GMT 1:39:35 5b0cdb154bc8e06813c786f4 no full 1 306 The longest-running series of lawsuits over how much a design patent is worth concluded yesterday and it splits the gamut between Apple and Samsung. But while Cupertino counts its winnings, it still has to face the public on the knowledge of the iPhone 6's major structural shortcomings.

We talk about another startup shutting down, another another startup perhaps shutting down and our big device of the week, the HTC U12+. That's all on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 3:00pm Eastern on May 25th or check out the high-quality audio version right here. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly! You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air at the end of the month!


Recording Date

May 25, 2018


Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang


News

HTC U12+

See you soon!

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The longest-running series of lawsuits over how much a design patent is worth concluded yesterday and it splits the gamut between Apple and Samsung. But while Cupertino counts its winnings, it still has to face the public on the knowledge of the iPhone 6's major structural shortcomings.

We talk about another startup shutting down, another another startup perhaps shutting down and our big device of the week, the HTC U12+. That's all on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 3:00pm Eastern on May 25th or check out the high-quality audio version right here. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly! You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air at the end of the month!


Recording Date

May 25, 2018


Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang


News

HTC U12+

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 305: The "OnePlus 6 can't Avenge net neutrality" Edition]]> Tue, 22 May 2018 16:00:15 GMT 1:34:03 5b04158d5c083529296df38e no full 1 305 We have our full slate of OnePlus 6 coverage to go through, so we might as well rev up our opinion machines. What do Avengers, wireless headphones and the Mohs mineral hardness scale have to do with this phone? We'll tell you.

Also, lots of politics has been mixing itself into our mobile technology from ZTE to net neutrality. Meanwhile, AT&T and Verizon show their faith in a former man who managed a sunglasses company and HTC may be becoming a specialist smartphone producer after years of shrinking in the mainstream spotlight.

Friend of the show Andrew Wallace joins us for a fruitful discussion on the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 3:00pm Eastern on May 18th or check out the high-quality audio version right here. Talk back live while you're watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly! You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air at the end of the month!


Recording Date

May 18, 2018


Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang


Guest

Andrew Wallace (Twitch)


OnePlus 6

News

  • ZTE: Legislators hold Trump administration off from relieving sanctions
  • ZTE pt. 2: Samsung may save the day as it spreads Exynos around
  • Net neutrality: An (almost) completely meaningless vote to save it, but...
  • RED Hydrogen One: Count us surprised with AT&T and Verizon
  • HTC: The blockchain phone
  • HTC pt. 2: The virtual reality phone
  • Windows iPad?: Microsoft could knock against Apple in $400 region
  • YouTube Premium: What is YouTube's strategy for media?
  • Apple v. Samsung: What is "an article of manufacture?"
  • Caviar: The Tesla phone is everything you think it is except it isn't

See you soon!

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We have our full slate of OnePlus 6 coverage to go through, so we might as well rev up our opinion machines. What do Avengers, wireless headphones and the Mohs mineral hardness scale have to do with this phone? We'll tell you.

Also, lots of politics has been mixing itself into our mobile technology from ZTE to net neutrality. Meanwhile, AT&T and Verizon show their faith in a former man who managed a sunglasses company and HTC may be becoming a specialist smartphone producer after years of shrinking in the mainstream spotlight.

Friend of the show Andrew Wallace joins us for a fruitful discussion on the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 3:00pm Eastern on May 18th or check out the high-quality audio version right here. Talk back live while you're watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly! You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air at the end of the month!


Recording Date

May 18, 2018


Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang


Guest

Andrew Wallace (Twitch)


OnePlus 6

News

  • ZTE: Legislators hold Trump administration off from relieving sanctions
  • ZTE pt. 2: Samsung may save the day as it spreads Exynos around
  • Net neutrality: An (almost) completely meaningless vote to save it, but...
  • RED Hydrogen One: Count us surprised with AT&T and Verizon
  • HTC: The blockchain phone
  • HTC pt. 2: The virtual reality phone
  • Windows iPad?: Microsoft could knock against Apple in $400 region
  • YouTube Premium: What is YouTube's strategy for media?
  • Apple v. Samsung: What is "an article of manufacture?"
  • Caviar: The Tesla phone is everything you think it is except it isn't

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 304: What happened to responsibility at Google I/O 2018?]]> Tue, 15 May 2018 10:00:39 GMT 1:28:39 5afa7f39f13708f81d40888e no full 1 304 Google I/O has wrapped up, but all the big news was made on Tuesday's keynote address. From Google Assistant making calls that sound quite human to Android P's better battery bonanza, we have it all covered for you.

Plus, ZTE at a standstill and net neutrality is set for death. All on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from the special time of 1:00pm Eastern on May 11th or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air at the end of the month!


Recording Date

May 11, 2018


Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

 


News

  • ZTE: Just about completely shut down at this point
  • Pixel Watch: Coming this fall with Google hardware?
  • Net neutrality: FCC announces kill date of June 11
  • Digital health: Just having a smartphone around takes away your attention

Google I/O 2018

See you soon!

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Google I/O has wrapped up, but all the big news was made on Tuesday's keynote address. From Google Assistant making calls that sound quite human to Android P's better battery bonanza, we have it all covered for you.

Plus, ZTE at a standstill and net neutrality is set for death. All on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from the special time of 1:00pm Eastern on May 11th or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air at the end of the month!


Recording Date

May 11, 2018


Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

 


News

  • ZTE: Just about completely shut down at this point
  • Pixel Watch: Coming this fall with Google hardware?
  • Net neutrality: FCC announces kill date of June 11
  • Digital health: Just having a smartphone around takes away your attention

Google I/O 2018

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 303: LG G7 ThinQ, Xiaomi IPO, Sprint and T-Mobile (again, again)]]> Tue, 08 May 2018 10:00:32 GMT 1:11:06 5af07cef4d6a522405a39651 no full 1 303 We have lots to talk about and not enough time to do it in. It was true on Monday and it's true today.

The LG G7 ThinQ might have been leaked to high heaven before its launch this week, but now we're going to talk about the consequences. We also have Sprint and T-Mobile on our minds as the two have finally announced a merger deal. And then there's Xiaomi, so close to launching in the United States, but it has the rest of Europe to go through first.

We talk through these issues as wells as Wear OS, iPhone X and Galaxy S9 bloatware all with our High Tech Traveler friend Nick Gray! Stay tuned for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from the special time of 1:30pm Eastern on May 4th or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air at the end of the month!


Recording Date

May 4, 2018


Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang


Guest

Nick Gray (High Tech Traveler)


LG G7 ThinQ

News

  • Timepiece: The LG Watch series with Wear OS supposedly still alive...
  • Nokia: Letting Withings be...
  • RED: Delays mount for Hydrogen One phone
  • Verizon: Why can't we have bloatware on our Galaxies?
  • Qualcomm: Wants to be patent friends with everyone again...
  • Apple: iPhone X was the best... shipper every week this winter
  • Moving on: Thanks, Ming-chi Kuo

Two big topics

See you soon!

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We have lots to talk about and not enough time to do it in. It was true on Monday and it's true today.

The LG G7 ThinQ might have been leaked to high heaven before its launch this week, but now we're going to talk about the consequences. We also have Sprint and T-Mobile on our minds as the two have finally announced a merger deal. And then there's Xiaomi, so close to launching in the United States, but it has the rest of Europe to go through first.

We talk through these issues as wells as Wear OS, iPhone X and Galaxy S9 bloatware all with our High Tech Traveler friend Nick Gray! Stay tuned for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from the special time of 1:30pm Eastern on May 4th or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air at the end of the month!


Recording Date

May 4, 2018


Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang


Guest

Nick Gray (High Tech Traveler)


LG G7 ThinQ

News

  • Timepiece: The LG Watch series with Wear OS supposedly still alive...
  • Nokia: Letting Withings be...
  • RED: Delays mount for Hydrogen One phone
  • Verizon: Why can't we have bloatware on our Galaxies?
  • Qualcomm: Wants to be patent friends with everyone again...
  • Apple: iPhone X was the best... shipper every week this winter
  • Moving on: Thanks, Ming-chi Kuo

Two big topics

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 302: Net neutrality isn't exactly dead yet...]]> Tue, 01 May 2018 10:00:00 GMT 1:33:29 5ae7e87e0f406bec7378316e no full 1 302 The Trump administration, for all its worth, has slammed its tentacles into our mobile technology conversations in several ways over the past year and change. From net neutrality to investigations into carriers and tech manufacturers, we've got our plates full.

Sprint and T-Mobile are coming together (again), the iPhone SE 2 has its 17 seconds of fame and Apple is getting its Shazam jinxed. All that and your letters to us on the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 3:00pm Eastern on April 27 or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air at the end of the month!


Recording Date

April 27, 2018


Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

 


News

Mailbag

  • $799 Macbook: Wasim looks at the prospects of a cheaper notebook
  • OPPO F7: Amiel says you don't need a 25-megapixel selfie (The Verge opinion)

See you soon!

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The Trump administration, for all its worth, has slammed its tentacles into our mobile technology conversations in several ways over the past year and change. From net neutrality to investigations into carriers and tech manufacturers, we've got our plates full.

Sprint and T-Mobile are coming together (again), the iPhone SE 2 has its 17 seconds of fame and Apple is getting its Shazam jinxed. All that and your letters to us on the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 3:00pm Eastern on April 27 or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air at the end of the month!


Recording Date

April 27, 2018


Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

 


News

Mailbag

  • $799 Macbook: Wasim looks at the prospects of a cheaper notebook
  • OPPO F7: Amiel says you don't need a 25-megapixel selfie (The Verge opinion)

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 301: US vs. ZTE: a fight for survival]]> Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:00:00 GMT 1:56:11 5adec51b1430081124cb1bb1 no full 1 301 The US government may have dealt a fatal blow to ZTE's consumer ambitions, preventing it from sourcing any components or software from the country. How does this Chinese telecoms company go forward?

Tim Cook thinks macOS and iOS should stay apart for our benefit. John Chen wants to see the BlackBerry Bold 9900 back on store shelves. And the LG V35 ThinQ is apparently coming in just a few weeks. All this and more with our guest, Domenico Lamberti, as you tune into the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 3:00pm Eastern on April 20 or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air at the end of the month!


Recording Date

April 20, 2018


Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang


Guest

Domenico Lamberti (MobileTechTalk)


News

  • LG V40: Apparently will come after the V35 this year
  • ZTE: The Commerce Department ax falls, Android's could, too
  • LCD iPhone: Once thought to be $800, now could be $550?
  • mac/iOS: Tim Cook hates "trade offs and compromise"
  • Nubia: Mobile gaming needs a little Red Magic
  • ASUS: ROG phone may also be coming soon
  • BlackBerry: A Bold 9900 for $150? The CEO wants one
  • Galaxy S10: Patents for bezelless phones with and without a notch

 Strictly Not Phones

  • Honor: Magicbook debuts as the brand's first laptop
  • Pixelbook: Google's test bed may run Windows soon
  • Intel: New Devices Group shuttered, Vaunt smart glasses canceled

See you soon!

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The US government may have dealt a fatal blow to ZTE's consumer ambitions, preventing it from sourcing any components or software from the country. How does this Chinese telecoms company go forward?

Tim Cook thinks macOS and iOS should stay apart for our benefit. John Chen wants to see the BlackBerry Bold 9900 back on store shelves. And the LG V35 ThinQ is apparently coming in just a few weeks. All this and more with our guest, Domenico Lamberti, as you tune into the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 3:00pm Eastern on April 20 or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air at the end of the month!


Recording Date

April 20, 2018


Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang


Guest

Domenico Lamberti (MobileTechTalk)


News

  • LG V40: Apparently will come after the V35 this year
  • ZTE: The Commerce Department ax falls, Android's could, too
  • LCD iPhone: Once thought to be $800, now could be $550?
  • mac/iOS: Tim Cook hates "trade offs and compromise"
  • Nubia: Mobile gaming needs a little Red Magic
  • ASUS: ROG phone may also be coming soon
  • BlackBerry: A Bold 9900 for $150? The CEO wants one
  • Galaxy S10: Patents for bezelless phones with and without a notch

 Strictly Not Phones

  • Honor: Magicbook debuts as the brand's first laptop
  • Pixelbook: Google's test bed may run Windows soon
  • Intel: New Devices Group shuttered, Vaunt smart glasses canceled

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 300: Unsinkable Apple, fallible Android]]> Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:00:00 GMT 1:32:57 5ad58b8d32e76aa35a18db58 no full 1 300 Apple won't pay any respect to third-party repair shops, won't pay Korean carriers to market its iPhones and can't pay to get any ground in the smart speaker race. Meanwhile, Android phone manufacturers can't pay for respect after the security patch trashing they got this week.

All this plus Spotify's car player, another chance at a Sprint and T-Mobile merger and a whole lot more on our 300th episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 3:30pm Eastern on April 13 or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air next week!


Recording Date

April 13, 2018


Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Jaime Rivera


News

 

See you soon!

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Apple won't pay any respect to third-party repair shops, won't pay Korean carriers to market its iPhones and can't pay to get any ground in the smart speaker race. Meanwhile, Android phone manufacturers can't pay for respect after the security patch trashing they got this week.

All this plus Spotify's car player, another chance at a Sprint and T-Mobile merger and a whole lot more on our 300th episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 3:30pm Eastern on April 13 or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air next week!


Recording Date

April 13, 2018


Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Jaime Rivera


News

 

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 299: Black Sharks swimming, black money against cancer]]> Mon, 09 Apr 2018 10:00:00 GMT 1:13:40 5acaea173e34f99b09ee7021 no full 1 299 Xiaomi sets a Black Shark out to bite into Razer's influence in the mobile gaming hardware market, burgeoning as it still is. Google is putting Wi-Fi in all the places out in the country. Plus, the LG G7 has a new name to it and it's just as horrifying as the LG V30S ThinQ.

 

All that and an extended discussion on the wireless industry's political and capital campaign to obscure independent research linking radiation from mobile phone usage to increased cancer risks on the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 3pm Eastern on April 6 or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air next week!


Recording Date

April 6, 2018


Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang


News

  • Macs: Apple is making its own processor in 2020
  • HoloLens 2: Microsoft may go to ARM... Intel's having a bad week...
  • Black Shark: Xiaomi tries its hand at gaming smartphones
  • Moto G6: São Paulo event imminent
  • LCD v. OLED: Japan Display is in a tight squeeze
  • Google Wi-Fi: Helping kids study on long school trips
  • ZTE: What happened to "Stock+" Android?
  • LG G7: ThinQ.

Cancer

Far from being uncommon, companies and trade associations have long been in the habit of funding studies related to the industries they're in. Some findings have been used for marketing while others have been more nefarious in obscuring negative aspects or risks about certain products.

 

What doesn't happen often is something on the scale of Big Tobacco hiding the health effects of smoking. The Nation, a politically progressive magazine, recently published a piece titled "How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe: A Special Investigation" by veteran journalist Mark Hertsgaard and historian Mark Dowie.

 

While the piece claims not to argue over the material risks of wireless radiation, it does reveal how much power firms like the CTIA and GSMA have been able to control in squashing and manipulating scientific research finding correlation between phone use and cancer development.

 

As the industry heads towards 5G with more high-frequency transmitters coming into the picture, we debate about how much care we should take moving forward as the WHO is rumored to be reevaluating the carcinogenic classification of wireless radiation.

See you soon!

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Xiaomi sets a Black Shark out to bite into Razer's influence in the mobile gaming hardware market, burgeoning as it still is. Google is putting Wi-Fi in all the places out in the country. Plus, the LG G7 has a new name to it and it's just as horrifying as the LG V30S ThinQ.

 

All that and an extended discussion on the wireless industry's political and capital campaign to obscure independent research linking radiation from mobile phone usage to increased cancer risks on the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 3pm Eastern on April 6 or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air next week!


Recording Date

April 6, 2018


Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang


News

  • Macs: Apple is making its own processor in 2020
  • HoloLens 2: Microsoft may go to ARM... Intel's having a bad week...
  • Black Shark: Xiaomi tries its hand at gaming smartphones
  • Moto G6: São Paulo event imminent
  • LCD v. OLED: Japan Display is in a tight squeeze
  • Google Wi-Fi: Helping kids study on long school trips
  • ZTE: What happened to "Stock+" Android?
  • LG G7: ThinQ.

Cancer

Far from being uncommon, companies and trade associations have long been in the habit of funding studies related to the industries they're in. Some findings have been used for marketing while others have been more nefarious in obscuring negative aspects or risks about certain products.

 

What doesn't happen often is something on the scale of Big Tobacco hiding the health effects of smoking. The Nation, a politically progressive magazine, recently published a piece titled "How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe: A Special Investigation" by veteran journalist Mark Hertsgaard and historian Mark Dowie.

 

While the piece claims not to argue over the material risks of wireless radiation, it does reveal how much power firms like the CTIA and GSMA have been able to control in squashing and manipulating scientific research finding correlation between phone use and cancer development.

 

As the industry heads towards 5G with more high-frequency transmitters coming into the picture, we debate about how much care we should take moving forward as the WHO is rumored to be reevaluating the carcinogenic classification of wireless radiation.

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 298: Hated one way or another: Notches & Co.]]> Mon, 02 Apr 2018 10:00:00 GMT 1:47:12 5ac1a4060c6d96c503963cdd no full 1 298 Notches are a fact of life these days in the flagship smartphone space and there's very little refuge for Android freaks to find solace in unless they're willing to make personal compromises. OnePlus was burned by its fandom while LG resorted to Reddit for its diplomacy.

Has the notch become too hated in the consumer discourse? We try and answer that question.

We also talk about a couple of other hated subjects in one way or another: Huawei and Apple have new things out and Facebook has everyone's data. That and the March mailbag on this episode of the Pocektnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 3pm Eastern on March 30 or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air next week!


Recording Date

March 30, 2018


Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang


Hardware

  • Huawei: The P20 and P20 pro surpass all photographic expectations
  • Xiaomi: Iteration and stagnancy comes with Mi MIX 2s
  • Apple: 6th-gen iPad 9.7 is "most affordable" and doesn't come with a Pencil
  • Chromebooks: Now in tablet form, thanks to Acer, etc.

News

Mailbag

 

See you soon!

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Notches are a fact of life these days in the flagship smartphone space and there's very little refuge for Android freaks to find solace in unless they're willing to make personal compromises. OnePlus was burned by its fandom while LG resorted to Reddit for its diplomacy.

Has the notch become too hated in the consumer discourse? We try and answer that question.

We also talk about a couple of other hated subjects in one way or another: Huawei and Apple have new things out and Facebook has everyone's data. That and the March mailbag on this episode of the Pocektnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 3pm Eastern on March 30 or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air next week!


Recording Date

March 30, 2018


Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang


Hardware

  • Huawei: The P20 and P20 pro surpass all photographic expectations
  • Xiaomi: Iteration and stagnancy comes with Mi MIX 2s
  • Apple: 6th-gen iPad 9.7 is "most affordable" and doesn't come with a Pencil
  • Chromebooks: Now in tablet form, thanks to Acer, etc.

News

Mailbag

 

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 297: The fight for Lytro and the flight of Huawei]]> Mon, 26 Mar 2018 10:00:00 GMT 1:39:31 5ab87a03bb6ddf45527e079c no full 1 297 While Huawei failed to gain ground with any potential carrier deal in the US, it has yet to lose it, even with the government hunching over the Chinese tech company's influence. But now, the word is that Best Buy could be slipping away, big time. We'll talk about that in our second segment.

Plus, Lytro is wearing a huge target on its back and all the archers just want its guts. Verizon is selling the Galaxy S9 to iPhone owners and Apple just doesn't seem to care. That and all the mobile tech news to come on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 3pm Eastern on March 23 or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air next week!

Recording Date

March 23, 2018


Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang


News

Uphill Huawei

Best Buy is reported to be ending its carriage of Huawei products in the coming weeks. While the tech manufacturer says things are on the status quo for now, the company has been writhing and raging at the US government's nudging of carriers, retailers and anyone vaguely in the telecoms space to avoid doing business with it and any other Chinese firm. Why? China's a huge cybersecurity threat.

Huawei, in the meantime, may end up losing ground it had built up on the retail side. Will other sellers go? Or did Best Buy get particularly incensed with that sketchy Mate 10 Pro contest that the phone maker pulled together by encouraging people to review the product before its US release?

See you soon!

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While Huawei failed to gain ground with any potential carrier deal in the US, it has yet to lose it, even with the government hunching over the Chinese tech company's influence. But now, the word is that Best Buy could be slipping away, big time. We'll talk about that in our second segment.

Plus, Lytro is wearing a huge target on its back and all the archers just want its guts. Verizon is selling the Galaxy S9 to iPhone owners and Apple just doesn't seem to care. That and all the mobile tech news to come on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 3pm Eastern on March 23 or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air next week!

Recording Date

March 23, 2018


Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang


News

Uphill Huawei

Best Buy is reported to be ending its carriage of Huawei products in the coming weeks. While the tech manufacturer says things are on the status quo for now, the company has been writhing and raging at the US government's nudging of carriers, retailers and anyone vaguely in the telecoms space to avoid doing business with it and any other Chinese firm. Why? China's a huge cybersecurity threat.

Huawei, in the meantime, may end up losing ground it had built up on the retail side. Will other sellers go? Or did Best Buy get particularly incensed with that sketchy Mate 10 Pro contest that the phone maker pulled together by encouraging people to review the product before its US release?

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 296: Broadcom loses Qualcomm, has Apple lost Siri?]]> Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:00:00 GMT 1:19:30 5aaf2be87284119c10c7c7f0 no full 1 296 From when Apple first acquired Siri to the day they left the company, weary former employees describe how the digital assistant lost its way behind Google Assistant and Alexa. And we've got a recall on some battery packs you'll want to know about and some news on HTC's one big smartphone of the year(?).

Plus, that was fast: the collapse of Broadcom's hopes to acquire Qualcomm. It's all on this week's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 3pm Eastern on March 16 or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air next week!


Recording Date

March 16, 2018


Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

 


News

  • Siri: former Apple employees tell all about lack of progress
  • Apple event: March 27 may have MacBook and iPads
  • RECALL: AmazonBasics Portable Power Banks
  • Wear OS: Android Wear rebranded in time for Baselworld
  • HTC U12+: Four cameras, less bezels
  • Galaxy S9: Screwing up Sprint and Verizon SIMs

Broadcom Blocked

In the past week, we saw the latest and biggest of peaks in activity in the saga of Broadcom's acquisition campaign for Qualcomm, a deal that would have pitted two of the largest semiconductors companies together.

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From when Apple first acquired Siri to the day they left the company, weary former employees describe how the digital assistant lost its way behind Google Assistant and Alexa. And we've got a recall on some battery packs you'll want to know about and some news on HTC's one big smartphone of the year(?).

Plus, that was fast: the collapse of Broadcom's hopes to acquire Qualcomm. It's all on this week's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 3pm Eastern on March 16 or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air next week!


Recording Date

March 16, 2018


Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

 


News

  • Siri: former Apple employees tell all about lack of progress
  • Apple event: March 27 may have MacBook and iPads
  • RECALL: AmazonBasics Portable Power Banks
  • Wear OS: Android Wear rebranded in time for Baselworld
  • HTC U12+: Four cameras, less bezels
  • Galaxy S9: Screwing up Sprint and Verizon SIMs

Broadcom Blocked

In the past week, we saw the latest and biggest of peaks in activity in the saga of Broadcom's acquisition campaign for Qualcomm, a deal that would have pitted two of the largest semiconductors companies together.

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 295: Android P rhymes with HP Elite x3]]> Mon, 12 Mar 2018 10:00:00 GMT 1:25:04 5aa58c74a2f9da5e5d450b80 no full 1 295 'P' is for "Preview" as the Android P Developer Preview Program gets underway. We'll give you a quick look into some of the big new feature adds and we'll also try and paint by sound a couple of changes to the Material Design aesthetic, too.

'P' is for "prosecution" and those are what the FBI has allegedly been getting with the help of paid informers at Best Buy's Geek Squad support and repair service. Were customers subject to unwarranted search and seizure of their items? We dicuss.

'P' is also for "PLUS" news on Windows 10, a Nexus 6P bootloop lawsuit and your listener mail! 'P' is for "Podcast" and that means it's the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 3pm Eastern on March 9 or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air next week!


Recording Date

March 9, 2018


Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

 


News

Mailbag

Zayn Shourbaji saw the HP Elite x3 in the wild while Goran Petrovic says ain't nobody got the money for an HTC phone. That and your feedback from Twitter with #PNWeekly.

See you soon!

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'P' is for "Preview" as the Android P Developer Preview Program gets underway. We'll give you a quick look into some of the big new feature adds and we'll also try and paint by sound a couple of changes to the Material Design aesthetic, too.

'P' is for "prosecution" and those are what the FBI has allegedly been getting with the help of paid informers at Best Buy's Geek Squad support and repair service. Were customers subject to unwarranted search and seizure of their items? We dicuss.

'P' is also for "PLUS" news on Windows 10, a Nexus 6P bootloop lawsuit and your listener mail! 'P' is for "Podcast" and that means it's the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 3pm Eastern on March 9 or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air next week!


Recording Date

March 9, 2018


Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

 


News

Mailbag

Zayn Shourbaji saw the HP Elite x3 in the wild while Goran Petrovic says ain't nobody got the money for an HTC phone. That and your feedback from Twitter with #PNWeekly.

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 294: MWC 2018 All-Stars or The Reduced BezelMasters!]]> Sat, 03 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMT 1:07:04 5a9ab1d6387ab2920df4688b yes full 1 294 Another pre-recorded episode this week, but when you're in Barcelona with so much to do in such little time, we hope you'll understand. From the Galaxy S9 "unpacking" to the LG V30S ThinQ taking up our thinking space, from Nokia's newfound vibrancy to ASUS's derivative looks, we have a bounty to share in opinions. And we're doing it with the help of Myriam Joire's Mobile Tech Podcast.

Stay tuned for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube companion video (coming soon) or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air next week!


Recording Date

February 28, 2018

 


Hosts

Myriam Joire (Mobile Tech Podcast)

Jules Wang


Guests

Jaime Rivera

Nicole Scott (Mobile Geeks)

Michael Josh Villanueva (GadgetMatch)


Apology

We'd like to take a moment to acknowledge audio issues on both episode 293 and this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly. You'll learn more about them in the beginning of this show, but we just wanted to also make sure that we apologized to you, our listener, directly. We're taking corrective action in the near future and hope to have things sorted out in the next few weeks. Thanks for your patience!


MWC 2018 again, again

Here's all of our coverage of MWC 2018. We'll be focusing on the Galaxy S9, LG V30S ThinQ, Nokia 8110, ASUS ZenFone 5 and a few others in particular on this episode.

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Another pre-recorded episode this week, but when you're in Barcelona with so much to do in such little time, we hope you'll understand. From the Galaxy S9 "unpacking" to the LG V30S ThinQ taking up our thinking space, from Nokia's newfound vibrancy to ASUS's derivative looks, we have a bounty to share in opinions. And we're doing it with the help of Myriam Joire's Mobile Tech Podcast.

Stay tuned for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the YouTube companion video (coming soon) or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air next week!


Recording Date

February 28, 2018

 


Hosts

Myriam Joire (Mobile Tech Podcast)

Jules Wang


Guests

Jaime Rivera

Nicole Scott (Mobile Geeks)

Michael Josh Villanueva (GadgetMatch)


Apology

We'd like to take a moment to acknowledge audio issues on both episode 293 and this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly. You'll learn more about them in the beginning of this show, but we just wanted to also make sure that we apologized to you, our listener, directly. We're taking corrective action in the near future and hope to have things sorted out in the next few weeks. Thanks for your patience!


MWC 2018 again, again

Here's all of our coverage of MWC 2018. We'll be focusing on the Galaxy S9, LG V30S ThinQ, Nokia 8110, ASUS ZenFone 5 and a few others in particular on this episode.

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 293: The iPhone SE 2 and MWC 2018!]]> Mon, 26 Feb 2018 18:00:00 GMT 58:37 5a94477ac3bc4d5156e21dc0 no full 1 293 The iPhone SE 2 was on our radars this week and so is MWC 2018. And when your podcasting schedule goes to hell because of all the coverage you need to do, you just have to grab the colleagues you have around you and get to talking. And then you export the podcast two days later after a bunch of other coverage.

Like, seriously, we talked about a couple things that happened at the show and we still had to cover the Galaxy S9.

Anyways, no time to scoot around, it's the Pocketnow Weekly! 

Watch the YouTube companion video or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air at the end of the month!


Recording Date

February 24, 2018


Hosts

Jules Wang

Jaime Rivera

Anton D. Nagy


Agenda

 

MWC 2018, again

Here's our coverage that we've mentioned as of recording:

See you soon!

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The iPhone SE 2 was on our radars this week and so is MWC 2018. And when your podcasting schedule goes to hell because of all the coverage you need to do, you just have to grab the colleagues you have around you and get to talking. And then you export the podcast two days later after a bunch of other coverage.

Like, seriously, we talked about a couple things that happened at the show and we still had to cover the Galaxy S9.

Anyways, no time to scoot around, it's the Pocketnow Weekly! 

Watch the YouTube companion video or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air at the end of the month!


Recording Date

February 24, 2018


Hosts

Jules Wang

Jaime Rivera

Anton D. Nagy


Agenda

 

MWC 2018, again

Here's our coverage that we've mentioned as of recording:

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 292: No breaks for Huawei or HTC]]> Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:00:00 GMT 1:46:46 5a8a88196d13d37d267efcff no full 1 292 If you're a smartphone maker whose brand starts with the letter 'H,' you've only known pain and suffering this week. You were treated as an outpost of the Chinese cybersecurity threat and have committed an unforced error in the US market you're trying to reach. Or, you're losing another executive after trading away 2,000 of your finest employees and you're trying so hard to steer a sinking ship towards salvation. Or at least salvage.

Huawei and HTC are our main topics this episode, but we'll also talk about the revival of one of Verizon's bad habits and Xiaomi's software shame with our colleague, Ryne Hager of Android Police, on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on February 16th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!


Recording Date

February 16, 2018


Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang


Guest

Ryne Hager (Android Police)

 


Agenda

 

MWC 2018

Here's your complete guide to what Pocketnow will be covering at MWC 2018! We'll run down Samsung, LG, Sony, Huawei, ASUS, ZTE, Nokia, Xiaomi, Alcatel and maybe even more!

See you soon!

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If you're a smartphone maker whose brand starts with the letter 'H,' you've only known pain and suffering this week. You were treated as an outpost of the Chinese cybersecurity threat and have committed an unforced error in the US market you're trying to reach. Or, you're losing another executive after trading away 2,000 of your finest employees and you're trying so hard to steer a sinking ship towards salvation. Or at least salvage.

Huawei and HTC are our main topics this episode, but we'll also talk about the revival of one of Verizon's bad habits and Xiaomi's software shame with our colleague, Ryne Hager of Android Police, on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on February 16th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!


Recording Date

February 16, 2018


Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang


Guest

Ryne Hager (Android Police)

 


Agenda

 

MWC 2018

Here's your complete guide to what Pocketnow will be covering at MWC 2018! We'll run down Samsung, LG, Sony, Huawei, ASUS, ZTE, Nokia, Xiaomi, Alcatel and maybe even more!

See you soon!

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 291: Death, lawsuits and the OnePlus X2]]> Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:00:00 GMT 1:08:50 5a829f4e28cd040272dbf77e no full 1 291 In this episode, we talk about a totally real new phone from OnePlus coming soon and you're going to believe us when we say that it's amazing. 16GB of RAM, unlimited internal storage, a Snapdragon 1000 and a load of cow manure because it's fake news. Yeah, a big honcho at the company really likes to disappoint us, doesn't he?

Anyways, it'll be a nice distraction to the depressing, but important lawsuits and bankruptcies we'll have to talk about. Can you believe there wasn't enough Galaxy S9 news this week that we're already talking about the Galaxy S10? Anyways, sit back and relax or even chat with us, it's the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on February 9th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!


Recording Date

February 9, 2018


Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

 


Agenda

5:20

See you soon!

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In this episode, we talk about a totally real new phone from OnePlus coming soon and you're going to believe us when we say that it's amazing. 16GB of RAM, unlimited internal storage, a Snapdragon 1000 and a load of cow manure because it's fake news. Yeah, a big honcho at the company really likes to disappoint us, doesn't he?

Anyways, it'll be a nice distraction to the depressing, but important lawsuits and bankruptcies we'll have to talk about. Can you believe there wasn't enough Galaxy S9 news this week that we're already talking about the Galaxy S10? Anyways, sit back and relax or even chat with us, it's the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on February 9th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!


Recording Date

February 9, 2018


Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

 


Agenda

5:20

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 290: 5G crisis, 10GB RAM, Huawei P20 potentials]]> Wed, 07 Feb 2018 11:00:00 GMT 1:29:28 5a7aa991a3f3599a1fadcc31 no full 1 290 Huawei announce its event to launch the P20 and we continue to geek out about how it will use three cameras on one side. Plus, 10GB of RAM? On a phone? Who in their right minds would fit that in? Oh, a company from China — the same one pushing for under-display fingerprint sensing technology to work.

We'll have the news, bootloops and all, plus some thoughts about what good and bad could really come if Trump went onto nationalize the United States 5G network on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on February 2nd, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!


Recording Date

February 2, 2018


Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

 


Agenda

 5:20


What if...?

1:08:18

The Trump presidency never fails to provide a controversy a minute, but this one specifically hit close to home for mobile tech-related industries. A senior National Security Council official had circulated a memo proposing that the federal government either build or buy out a 5G network and operate it to protect against Chinese cyberhacking influences through telecom equipment. The White House insisted behind the scenes that the documents were "dated," but it didn't stop the internet from freaking out about the thought of a public takeover of a highly competitive private-sector investment.

Governments have been wary to get into this space, especially in developed markets, partly because of cost issues, but if access to the internet is as all-important as people say, what has prevented cellular networks from becoming a public utility?

See you soon!

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Huawei announce its event to launch the P20 and we continue to geek out about how it will use three cameras on one side. Plus, 10GB of RAM? On a phone? Who in their right minds would fit that in? Oh, a company from China — the same one pushing for under-display fingerprint sensing technology to work.

We'll have the news, bootloops and all, plus some thoughts about what good and bad could really come if Trump went onto nationalize the United States 5G network on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on February 2nd, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!


Recording Date

February 2, 2018


Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

 


Agenda

 5:20


What if...?

1:08:18

The Trump presidency never fails to provide a controversy a minute, but this one specifically hit close to home for mobile tech-related industries. A senior National Security Council official had circulated a memo proposing that the federal government either build or buy out a 5G network and operate it to protect against Chinese cyberhacking influences through telecom equipment. The White House insisted behind the scenes that the documents were "dated," but it didn't stop the internet from freaking out about the thought of a public takeover of a highly competitive private-sector investment.

Governments have been wary to get into this space, especially in developed markets, partly because of cost issues, but if access to the internet is as all-important as people say, what has prevented cellular networks from becoming a public utility?

See you soon!

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 289: Pole position: Galaxy S9, LG G7, RED Hydrogen One]]> Mon, 29 Jan 2018 11:00:00 GMT 1:12:42 5a6ea9e80ef9fdbe776cf6f9 no full 1 289 We're four weeks away from MWC 2018 and as if the manufacturers only started waking up to that fact in the past few days, we've suddenly been hit with statements, invitations and teasers from Samsung, LG and, of all the companies to make a phone out there, RED. From delays to delight to demonstration, we're tracking it all. Plus, easy come, easy go: three things that shut down this week in our purview. All of that and more on the Pocketnow Weekly!


Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on January 26th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!


Recording Date

January 26, 2018


Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

 


Agenda

6:27


Shut it Down

57:48


Get busy livin', get busy dyin'. And the dyin' part of things has been especially busy this week. We take quick hits.

  • Beme: CNN will shed Casey Neistat
  • Pebble: Fitbit says goodbye in July
  • Miitomo: Nintendo shows it the door



See you soon!

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We're four weeks away from MWC 2018 and as if the manufacturers only started waking up to that fact in the past few days, we've suddenly been hit with statements, invitations and teasers from Samsung, LG and, of all the companies to make a phone out there, RED. From delays to delight to demonstration, we're tracking it all. Plus, easy come, easy go: three things that shut down this week in our purview. All of that and more on the Pocketnow Weekly!


Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on January 26th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!


Recording Date

January 26, 2018


Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

 


Agenda

6:27


Shut it Down

57:48


Get busy livin', get busy dyin'. And the dyin' part of things has been especially busy this week. We take quick hits.

  • Beme: CNN will shed Casey Neistat
  • Pebble: Fitbit says goodbye in July
  • Miitomo: Nintendo shows it the door



See you soon!

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 288: Hopes for Razer Project Linda, crisis at LG Mobile]]> Wed, 24 Jan 2018 11:00:00 GMT 1:07:55 5a683aaefabf6c760df7dfaf no full 1 288 Razer has never brought a concept to CES 2018 that it then kicked onto the market with pizzazz — it's always one of those things that an engineer decided to play around with in their spare time which the company picks up for giggles. But there are hints that Project Linda, a smartphone-laptop hybrid, could come for real this year with another Razer Phone.


We discuss the horrors of LG's mobile strategy during the very early part of this year and what happens next, plus more tech news on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!


Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on January 19th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!


Recording Date


January 19, 2018


Hosts


Juan Carlos Bagnell


Jules Wang


Agenda


  • iPhone throttling: Tim Cook says future software update will change things
  • Fuchsia OS: Previewed on a Pixelbook
  • Moto Z3: Motorola, Motorola, give me the formuola
  • Project Fi: Now effectively has an "unlimited data" plan
  • Project Linda: That and a Razer Phone 2 this fall?
  • Huawei: Fast-charge tech from 2015 in a video in 2018


LG bites a bullet


There will be no G7 in 2018 and there's doubt as to whether a V40 might come this year as well. That's not even mentioning the lack of low-end and mid-range phones that debuted at CES 2018. And what about MWC? What's going on at LG?



See you soon!

]]>
Razer has never brought a concept to CES 2018 that it then kicked onto the market with pizzazz — it's always one of those things that an engineer decided to play around with in their spare time which the company picks up for giggles. But there are hints that Project Linda, a smartphone-laptop hybrid, could come for real this year with another Razer Phone.


We discuss the horrors of LG's mobile strategy during the very early part of this year and what happens next, plus more tech news on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!


Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on January 19th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!


Recording Date


January 19, 2018


Hosts


Juan Carlos Bagnell


Jules Wang


Agenda


  • iPhone throttling: Tim Cook says future software update will change things
  • Fuchsia OS: Previewed on a Pixelbook
  • Moto Z3: Motorola, Motorola, give me the formuola
  • Project Fi: Now effectively has an "unlimited data" plan
  • Project Linda: That and a Razer Phone 2 this fall?
  • Huawei: Fast-charge tech from 2015 in a video in 2018


LG bites a bullet


There will be no G7 in 2018 and there's doubt as to whether a V40 might come this year as well. That's not even mentioning the lack of low-end and mid-range phones that debuted at CES 2018. And what about MWC? What's going on at LG?



See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 287: Shaking in the CES 2018 pit]]> Sat, 13 Jan 2018 11:00:00 GMT 1:05:18 yes CES 2018 is done. It’s in the books. Kaput. And besides a little rain, a little flooding and a little power outage, it appears that most of us in the tech media have gotten out with little to no scarring. So, to congratulate ourselves, we took to a room high up in the Mirage on the Las Vegas strip and talked for about an hour on the biggest advancements that were brought out at the show.

From an experimental laptop named Linda to fingerprints going where they never gone before, we five techies chat about it all on episode 287 of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 6:30pm Eastern on January 10th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 287

RSS Feed

Apple Podcasts

Google Play Music

Spotify

Direct Download

Recording Date

January 10, 2018

Host

Jules Wang

Special Thanks

Myriam Joire (Mobile Tech Podcast)

With

Jaime Rivera

Nicole Scott (MobileGeeks)

Nick Gray (High Tech Traveler)

Michael Fisher (Mr. Mobile)

 

Agenda

See you soon!

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CES 2018 is done. It’s in the books. Kaput. And besides a little rain, a little flooding and a little power outage, it appears that most of us in the tech media have gotten out with little to no scarring. So, to congratulate ourselves, we took to a room high up in the Mirage on the Las Vegas strip and talked for about an hour on the biggest advancements that were brought out at the show.

From an experimental laptop named Linda to fingerprints going where they never gone before, we five techies chat about it all on episode 287 of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 6:30pm Eastern on January 10th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 287

RSS Feed

Apple Podcasts

Google Play Music

Spotify

Direct Download

Recording Date

January 10, 2018

Host

Jules Wang

Special Thanks

Myriam Joire (Mobile Tech Podcast)

With

Jaime Rivera

Nicole Scott (MobileGeeks)

Nick Gray (High Tech Traveler)

Michael Fisher (Mr. Mobile)

 

Agenda

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 286: A meltdown of epic proportions before CES 2018]]> Tue, 09 Jan 2018 23:00:00 GMT 1:04:06 no Not another KRACK attack, but it's a double-pronged slam in security affecting every single thing that can do advanced computing. Spotify is running through hellfire to market. And Apple looks to cut expectations down for its iPhone X.

All this and more as we hit the road for CES 2018 on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on January 5th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 286

 

Recording Date

January 5, 2018

Host

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Producer

Jules Wang

 

News

 

Readers' Smartphone Poll

 

We go over Pocketnow readers' choice for smartphones of the year in 2017! The poll was based on up to three preferences.

  1. Galaxy Note 8 (22.78%)
  2. iPhone X (11.77%)
  3. OnePlus 5T (11.01%)
  4. Pixel 2 XL (10.13%)
  5. LG V30 (7.85%)

Also, which phones were we LEAST excited about in the past year? We asked you to predict and the results are interesting in contrast.

See you soon!

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Not another KRACK attack, but it's a double-pronged slam in security affecting every single thing that can do advanced computing. Spotify is running through hellfire to market. And Apple looks to cut expectations down for its iPhone X.

All this and more as we hit the road for CES 2018 on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on January 5th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 286

 

Recording Date

January 5, 2018

Host

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Producer

Jules Wang

 

News

 

Readers' Smartphone Poll

 

We go over Pocketnow readers' choice for smartphones of the year in 2017! The poll was based on up to three preferences.

  1. Galaxy Note 8 (22.78%)
  2. iPhone X (11.77%)
  3. OnePlus 5T (11.01%)
  4. Pixel 2 XL (10.13%)
  5. LG V30 (7.85%)

Also, which phones were we LEAST excited about in the past year? We asked you to predict and the results are interesting in contrast.

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 285: Pulling back on the iPhone 7 throttle]]> Wed, 03 Jan 2018 11:00:00 GMT 1:11:28 no One big story soaked up all the attention in this part of the week and, like any good controversy in the the mobile technology space, it has to do with Apple. Did it admit to planned obsolescence for its iPhones, despite its insistence? Are you worried about your phone's battery (again)?

We discuss that and take on a listener's question on the hopes of Title II repeal, the end of net neutrality and "better" consumer options for cheaper all on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on December 29th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 285 Recording Date

December 29, 2017

Host

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Producer

Jules Wang

Sponsor

Support for the Pocketnow Weekly comes from Upsie.

Upsie helps customers save up to 70 percent on warranties and insurance plans for what they buy — including things like holiday gifts purchased weeks ago! Users can keep track of those warranties, what they cover and even receipts with the convenient and free Upsie app.

You can head to upsie.com and use promo code "POCKETNOW" for 10 percent off your first purchase. Thanks to Upsie for their sponsorship!

Slowing it down

3:47

The years-long saga of people complaining about how Apple is slowing their iPhones has come to a head.

The company first admitted to it, saying that it induced processing limitations in software updates for older phones to prevent freak shutdown scenarios related to chemically-aged batteries. Then, after terrible backlash from people who felt like this prescription slowed their devices down too much, the company apologized for the behavior.

We dig into the amelioration, the scope of how many iPhones have been affected and whether these aspects should be expanded on the company's behalf. Are the multi-billion dollar lawsuits justified? Will they succeed? Also, if it was to the customers' benefit, why didn't Apple explain its behavior in the first place? Should Android manufacturers adopt this practice — with proper disclosure?

Mailbag

42:38

Will the repeal of net neutrality actually increase competition? Well, it depends on how you define the nature of "competition." We also answer questions on Twitter via the #PNWeekly hashtag!

See you soon!

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One big story soaked up all the attention in this part of the week and, like any good controversy in the the mobile technology space, it has to do with Apple. Did it admit to planned obsolescence for its iPhones, despite its insistence? Are you worried about your phone's battery (again)?

We discuss that and take on a listener's question on the hopes of Title II repeal, the end of net neutrality and "better" consumer options for cheaper all on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on December 29th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 285 Recording Date

December 29, 2017

Host

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Producer

Jules Wang

Sponsor

Support for the Pocketnow Weekly comes from Upsie.

Upsie helps customers save up to 70 percent on warranties and insurance plans for what they buy — including things like holiday gifts purchased weeks ago! Users can keep track of those warranties, what they cover and even receipts with the convenient and free Upsie app.

You can head to upsie.com and use promo code "POCKETNOW" for 10 percent off your first purchase. Thanks to Upsie for their sponsorship!

Slowing it down

3:47

The years-long saga of people complaining about how Apple is slowing their iPhones has come to a head.

The company first admitted to it, saying that it induced processing limitations in software updates for older phones to prevent freak shutdown scenarios related to chemically-aged batteries. Then, after terrible backlash from people who felt like this prescription slowed their devices down too much, the company apologized for the behavior.

We dig into the amelioration, the scope of how many iPhones have been affected and whether these aspects should be expanded on the company's behalf. Are the multi-billion dollar lawsuits justified? Will they succeed? Also, if it was to the customers' benefit, why didn't Apple explain its behavior in the first place? Should Android manufacturers adopt this practice — with proper disclosure?

Mailbag

42:38

Will the repeal of net neutrality actually increase competition? Well, it depends on how you define the nature of "competition." We also answer questions on Twitter via the #PNWeekly hashtag!

See you soon!

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 284: Who gets an iPhone X for Christmas?]]> Tue, 26 Dec 2017 11:00:00 GMT 1:19:31 yes We didn't plan this week out to be this way, but it just so happens that we are dealing with the ghosts of iPhones past, present and future! From older iPhones getting slowed down to future iPhones getting big batteries and a Secret Santa game at Pocketnow where one person "gets" the $1,000 iPhone of 2017.

Those stories plus some grievances from Microsoft and Amazon toward Google and a lot more on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on December 22nd, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 284

 

Recording Date

December 22, 2017

Host

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Producer

Jules Wang

Sponsor

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You can back up everything from documents, projects, music, videos and more. Get access to all your data on your phone and restore as much as you need. And, if you have a complete system failure, you can purchase a hard drive with all your data on it and have it shipped overnight then return it for a full refund — it's a win-win.

Over 20 billion files have been restored. Why not make sure yours can be, too? Head to backblaze.com/pocketnow and receive a 15-day free trial! Thanks to Backblaze for sponsoring the #PNWeekly!

 

News

6:05

  • iPhone 2019: TrueDepth camera's battery needs to grow
  • iPhone 2015: Battery's gotta die somehow
  • Magic Leap One: The first non-HoloLens jump into AR for creators
  • Snapdragon 845: Geekbench numbers show something cooking
  • NSA 5G NR: Carriers want to start networks in 2019
  • Tax reform: AT&T and Comcast try to convince its workers that it's good for all of them
  • AmazonTube: Does Amazon v. Google need to go this far?
  • Google Chrome: A lightweight web browser? You wish...
Defend Yourself

42:34

Ah, loot boxes. They can be pretty hostile to your wallet and your will to play the game. That's partly why Apple has started to require publishers to lay out the odds for all the items possible in the box. But when it comes down to the issue, are loot boxes a form of gambling? We attempt to debate (although it falls apart).

Secret Smartphone Santa

59:31

The Pocketnow team is tasked with giving each other smartphones for Christmas. So, what did we end up choosing for each other? Does this game devolve into mutiny or is Santa getting his milk and cookies on Sunday night? We dive into the results, which you can see here!

See you soon!

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We didn't plan this week out to be this way, but it just so happens that we are dealing with the ghosts of iPhones past, present and future! From older iPhones getting slowed down to future iPhones getting big batteries and a Secret Santa game at Pocketnow where one person "gets" the $1,000 iPhone of 2017.

Those stories plus some grievances from Microsoft and Amazon toward Google and a lot more on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on December 22nd, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 284

 

Recording Date

December 22, 2017

Host

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Producer

Jules Wang

Sponsor

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You can back up everything from documents, projects, music, videos and more. Get access to all your data on your phone and restore as much as you need. And, if you have a complete system failure, you can purchase a hard drive with all your data on it and have it shipped overnight then return it for a full refund — it's a win-win.

Over 20 billion files have been restored. Why not make sure yours can be, too? Head to backblaze.com/pocketnow and receive a 15-day free trial! Thanks to Backblaze for sponsoring the #PNWeekly!

 

News

6:05

  • iPhone 2019: TrueDepth camera's battery needs to grow
  • iPhone 2015: Battery's gotta die somehow
  • Magic Leap One: The first non-HoloLens jump into AR for creators
  • Snapdragon 845: Geekbench numbers show something cooking
  • NSA 5G NR: Carriers want to start networks in 2019
  • Tax reform: AT&T and Comcast try to convince its workers that it's good for all of them
  • AmazonTube: Does Amazon v. Google need to go this far?
  • Google Chrome: A lightweight web browser? You wish...
Defend Yourself

42:34

Ah, loot boxes. They can be pretty hostile to your wallet and your will to play the game. That's partly why Apple has started to require publishers to lay out the odds for all the items possible in the box. But when it comes down to the issue, are loot boxes a form of gambling? We attempt to debate (although it falls apart).

Secret Smartphone Santa

59:31

The Pocketnow team is tasked with giving each other smartphones for Christmas. So, what did we end up choosing for each other? Does this game devolve into mutiny or is Santa getting his milk and cookies on Sunday night? We dive into the results, which you can see here!

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 283: Samsung Market Share Slipping and the Post Net Neutrality World]]> Mon, 18 Dec 2017 11:00:00 GMT 1:34:58 no When isn't Samsung a potential big story? It's always on the edge of success, on the edge of trouble, on the edge of beating Apple, on the edge of being upset by Huawei. We dig into the current happenings with the chaebol from a smart speaker to a loss in market leadership.

Also, TK Bay joins us to talk about Chinese brands, BlackBerry's abandonment of its first Android phone ever and the loss of net neutrality plus other topics on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 2:25pm Eastern on December 15th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 283 Recording Date

December 15, 2017

Host

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Producer

Jules Wang

Guest

TK Bay

Sponsor

From #1 New York Times Bestselling author James Rollins comes the thrilling new novel: The Demon Crown

Off the coast of Brazil, a team of scientists discovers a horror like no other, an island where all life has been eradicated, consumed, and possessed by a species beyond imagination. To save mankind’s future, the members of Sigma Force must make a devil’s bargain and join forces with their most hated enemy — even it if means sacrificing one of their own.

“Rollins’ latest Sigma Force novel is one of the best in the series... The mix of science, history, and high-concept adventure is always first-rate in a Rollins novel,” says Booklist while Publishers Weekly calls it “bone-chilling.”

Read excerpts, see the trailer and learn more about The Demon Crown at jamesrollins.com

News

2:35

See you soon!

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When isn't Samsung a potential big story? It's always on the edge of success, on the edge of trouble, on the edge of beating Apple, on the edge of being upset by Huawei. We dig into the current happenings with the chaebol from a smart speaker to a loss in market leadership.

Also, TK Bay joins us to talk about Chinese brands, BlackBerry's abandonment of its first Android phone ever and the loss of net neutrality plus other topics on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 2:25pm Eastern on December 15th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 283 Recording Date

December 15, 2017

Host

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Producer

Jules Wang

Guest

TK Bay

Sponsor

From #1 New York Times Bestselling author James Rollins comes the thrilling new novel: The Demon Crown

Off the coast of Brazil, a team of scientists discovers a horror like no other, an island where all life has been eradicated, consumed, and possessed by a species beyond imagination. To save mankind’s future, the members of Sigma Force must make a devil’s bargain and join forces with their most hated enemy — even it if means sacrificing one of their own.

“Rollins’ latest Sigma Force novel is one of the best in the series... The mix of science, history, and high-concept adventure is always first-rate in a Rollins novel,” says Booklist while Publishers Weekly calls it “bone-chilling.”

Read excerpts, see the trailer and learn more about The Demon Crown at jamesrollins.com

News

2:35

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 282: Conflict! Qualcomm, AT&T, Google and Amazon]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:00:00 GMT 1:25:05 no If you're buying a smartphone next year and are on Android, chances are that you'll probably have this chip in it. The company that's making it is under mounting financial pressures. What will its future business picture look like with patent warfare and acquisition hostility coming in? Answers won't come easy, but we'll try and sort it through.

Beyond that, what are doing with three rear cameras, Huawei? Will YouTube and Amazon ever play nice? And will Vine be coming back after only a year of being shut down? All this and more on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on December 8th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 282 Recording Date

December 8, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

 

News

4:52

Qualcomm Tech Summit

53:23

The Snapdragon 845 gets its reveal with some spin. Meanwhile, the Snapdragon 835 gets into new Always Connected PCs with Windows 10. This as business strangleholds from Apple and federal governments take shape. Plus, an acquisition offer from Broadcom that just won't slip away.

See you soon!

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If you're buying a smartphone next year and are on Android, chances are that you'll probably have this chip in it. The company that's making it is under mounting financial pressures. What will its future business picture look like with patent warfare and acquisition hostility coming in? Answers won't come easy, but we'll try and sort it through.

Beyond that, what are doing with three rear cameras, Huawei? Will YouTube and Amazon ever play nice? And will Vine be coming back after only a year of being shut down? All this and more on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on December 8th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 282 Recording Date

December 8, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

 

News

4:52

Qualcomm Tech Summit

53:23

The Snapdragon 845 gets its reveal with some spin. Meanwhile, the Snapdragon 835 gets into new Always Connected PCs with Windows 10. This as business strangleholds from Apple and federal governments take shape. Plus, an acquisition offer from Broadcom that just won't slip away.

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 281: Will Samsung have the balls to make a graphene battery?]]> Mon, 04 Dec 2017 11:00:00 GMT 1:28:48 no Graphene has been around since the 50's. Researchers are still trying to find the ultimate formula to get this power-prone material into batteries. Has Samsung found the way to do that? We talk about it.

Plus, iPhone X sales are looking pretty decent, but does Apple's master plan for the holiday quarter still stand? And our first taste of 5G will be coming from Verizon, but only if you're in Sacramento and a couple of other places. All the mobile tech news fit to podcast on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on December 1st, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 281

 

Recording Date

December 1, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

 

News

3:26

See you soon!

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Graphene has been around since the 50's. Researchers are still trying to find the ultimate formula to get this power-prone material into batteries. Has Samsung found the way to do that? We talk about it.

Plus, iPhone X sales are looking pretty decent, but does Apple's master plan for the holiday quarter still stand? And our first taste of 5G will be coming from Verizon, but only if you're in Sacramento and a couple of other places. All the mobile tech news fit to podcast on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on December 1st, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 281

 

Recording Date

December 1, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

 

News

3:26

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 280: Let's get net neutral in the November mailbag]]> Tue, 28 Nov 2017 11:00:00 GMT 1:36:42 no You may mock the United States with its late November traditions of athletes playing their hardest in a sport prone to cause major head trauma, storing leftover turkey, beans, potatoes, stuffing and pie for up to a week after the family banquet of political fissures and... Black Friday. We're not going to talk about those things.

Since we're getting off of that gravy train ourselves, we'll keep it tight, keep it cozy and keep it quick with questions from our mailbag and social media and a few bits of housekeeping to take care of — like the basic fabric of what's keeping the internet usable by consumers here in said united states. Hayato Huseman of Android Central will join us for this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on November 26th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 280

 

Recording Date

November 26, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Hayato Huseman (Android Central)

Sponsor

eero, a distributed Wi-Fi system that can expand your modem’s coverage. It’s just as easy as placing it on a flat surface and plugging it into your modem.

The new 2nd-gen eero now has tri-band capabilities with a third 5GHz radio. Low-power smart home appliances such as doorbells and thermostats can also reach eero through a Thread frequency. All of this while delivering twice the speed of the original.

The eero Beacon, which can act as a mesh to help distribute the signal, just needs to be plugged into power to work and is more powerful and smaller than the original eero.

You can get free overnight shipping if you decide to purchase an eero yourself! Go to eero.com and enter offer code “POCKETNOW” at checkout. Thanks to eero for sponsoring this episode of the #PNWeekly!

News Summary

3:54

Mailbag / #PNWeekly

40:10

  • LG G6 at $400-500 or LG V30 at double the price?
  • Will we get to the HTC U11 Plus?
  • Net neutrality, the trifles of Verizon and a lot more on #PNWeekly.

See you soon!

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You may mock the United States with its late November traditions of athletes playing their hardest in a sport prone to cause major head trauma, storing leftover turkey, beans, potatoes, stuffing and pie for up to a week after the family banquet of political fissures and... Black Friday. We're not going to talk about those things.

Since we're getting off of that gravy train ourselves, we'll keep it tight, keep it cozy and keep it quick with questions from our mailbag and social media and a few bits of housekeeping to take care of — like the basic fabric of what's keeping the internet usable by consumers here in said united states. Hayato Huseman of Android Central will join us for this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on November 26th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 280

 

Recording Date

November 26, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Hayato Huseman (Android Central)

Sponsor

eero, a distributed Wi-Fi system that can expand your modem’s coverage. It’s just as easy as placing it on a flat surface and plugging it into your modem.

The new 2nd-gen eero now has tri-band capabilities with a third 5GHz radio. Low-power smart home appliances such as doorbells and thermostats can also reach eero through a Thread frequency. All of this while delivering twice the speed of the original.

The eero Beacon, which can act as a mesh to help distribute the signal, just needs to be plugged into power to work and is more powerful and smaller than the original eero.

You can get free overnight shipping if you decide to purchase an eero yourself! Go to eero.com and enter offer code “POCKETNOW” at checkout. Thanks to eero for sponsoring this episode of the #PNWeekly!

News Summary

3:54

Mailbag / #PNWeekly

40:10

  • LG G6 at $400-500 or LG V30 at double the price?
  • Will we get to the HTC U11 Plus?
  • Net neutrality, the trifles of Verizon and a lot more on #PNWeekly.

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 279: S + 1 equals OnePlus 5T]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:00:00 GMT 1:20:25 no Brooklyn, oh Brooklyn. OnePlus took over the East River shore to slam some machinery together and bring up the OnePlus 5T. It's the second year that this manufacturer decided on pushing a quick turnaround on iteration and it caps off a whirlwind of big device launches this fall.

We dissect every little aspect of it and go into our favorite punching bags: Sprint, Face ID and wearables. All the news fit to podcast as we chat with scene newcomer Ryan Woo on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on November 17th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can chat while the show is broadcasting live on Twitter using the hashtag #PNWeekly or shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 279

 

Recording Date

November 17, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Ryan Woo (Fried Face)

Sponsor

The Pocketnow Weekly is brought to you by AppRiver, the cloud-based software that keeps your email servers free of spam and viruses. It offers encrypted email, continuity, secure hosted exchange and even migration help, too. If having to manage your communications has become an obstacle to putting effort into your business, try any of AppRiver’s services FREE for 30 days.

Visit appriver.com/weekly to sign up and we thank AppRiver for supporting the #PNWeekly!

News Summary

4:32

 

OnePlus 5T

41:36

The OnePlus 5T launches with the same big specs and a couple of headline changes, too. Android Oreo will take a while to get to the device, but at least the display won't be all weird like the OnePlus 5, right? Also, we check on a potential Star Wars special edition and look at backdoors galore.

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See you soon!

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Brooklyn, oh Brooklyn. OnePlus took over the East River shore to slam some machinery together and bring up the OnePlus 5T. It's the second year that this manufacturer decided on pushing a quick turnaround on iteration and it caps off a whirlwind of big device launches this fall.

We dissect every little aspect of it and go into our favorite punching bags: Sprint, Face ID and wearables. All the news fit to podcast as we chat with scene newcomer Ryan Woo on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on November 17th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can chat while the show is broadcasting live on Twitter using the hashtag #PNWeekly or shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 279

 

Recording Date

November 17, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Ryan Woo (Fried Face)

Sponsor

The Pocketnow Weekly is brought to you by AppRiver, the cloud-based software that keeps your email servers free of spam and viruses. It offers encrypted email, continuity, secure hosted exchange and even migration help, too. If having to manage your communications has become an obstacle to putting effort into your business, try any of AppRiver’s services FREE for 30 days.

Visit appriver.com/weekly to sign up and we thank AppRiver for supporting the #PNWeekly!

News Summary

4:32

 

OnePlus 5T

41:36

The OnePlus 5T launches with the same big specs and a couple of headline changes, too. Android Oreo will take a while to get to the device, but at least the display won't be all weird like the OnePlus 5, right? Also, we check on a potential Star Wars special edition and look at backdoors galore.

 •

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 278: Yer A Wizard, Niantic]]> Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:00:00 GMT 1:46:26 yes *Apologies for the rougher Hangouts-based audio in your RSS. We're working to fix a couple of corrupted files and hope to get a fix up within the next week!*

Niantic Labs is going one game deeper, this time working on a Warner Bros. franchise beloved by kids naught to 100 and beyond. But will it leave Pokemon Go fans, who feel they've been let down several times before, completely in the dust? We'll get to talking about that.

But we have more talking to do about Face ID, fast charging and another Chinese OEM getting some time in the US limelight. We chat with Irish tech fan Laura Fagan for this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on November 10th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 278 Recording Date

November 10, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Laura Fagan (Should You Care?)

Sponsor

The Pocketnow Weekly is brought to you by AppRiver, the cloud-based software that keeps your email servers free of spam and viruses. It offers encrypted email, continuity, secure hosted exchange and even migration help, too. If having to manage your communications has become an obstacle to putting effort into your business, try any of AppRiver’s services FREE for 30 days. Visit appriver.com/weekly to sign up and we thank AppRiver for supporting the #PNWeekly!

 

News

See you soon!

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*Apologies for the rougher Hangouts-based audio in your RSS. We're working to fix a couple of corrupted files and hope to get a fix up within the next week!*

Niantic Labs is going one game deeper, this time working on a Warner Bros. franchise beloved by kids naught to 100 and beyond. But will it leave Pokemon Go fans, who feel they've been let down several times before, completely in the dust? We'll get to talking about that.

But we have more talking to do about Face ID, fast charging and another Chinese OEM getting some time in the US limelight. We chat with Irish tech fan Laura Fagan for this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on November 10th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 278 Recording Date

November 10, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Laura Fagan (Should You Care?)

Sponsor

The Pocketnow Weekly is brought to you by AppRiver, the cloud-based software that keeps your email servers free of spam and viruses. It offers encrypted email, continuity, secure hosted exchange and even migration help, too. If having to manage your communications has become an obstacle to putting effort into your business, try any of AppRiver’s services FREE for 30 days. Visit appriver.com/weekly to sign up and we thank AppRiver for supporting the #PNWeekly!

 

News

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 277: the HTC Pixel 2 XL and the cutting-edge Razer Phone]]> Mon, 06 Nov 2017 11:00:00 GMT 1:27:36 no Two more HTC phones, one big Razer Phone. Who said November was a dead month for mobile? Between Android One utility and maximum charge muscling, we're about set for the year, we think.

More on that and the Sprint and T-Mobile merger that just won't die and, as it was iPhone X pre-order day last week, it's iPhone X sales day today! We talk about all this on the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:30pm Eastern on November 3rd, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 277

 

Recording Date

November 3, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

 

Sponsor

The Pocketnow Weekly is brought to you by AppRiver, the cloud-based software that keeps your email servers free of spam and viruses. It offers encrypted email, continuity, secure hosted exchange and even migration help, too. If having to manage your communications has become an obstacle to putting effort into your business, try any of AppRiver’s services FREE for 30 days. Visit appriver.com/weekly to sign up and we thank AppRiver for supporting the #PNWeekly!

More HTC

4:42

The HTC U11+ gets a global run with the company's first 2:1 display. It was supposed to be the Google Pixel 2 XL at some point. Meantime, T-Mobile picks up the Sense-enabled version of the HTC U11 Life. The mid-ranger is available globally as an Android One phone.

News

33:32

Razer Scrape

1:05:28

The Razer Phone has specs, runs Nova Launcher, and will be bringing along mobile games including Final Fantasy XV. Check out our hands-on video here!

See you soon!

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Two more HTC phones, one big Razer Phone. Who said November was a dead month for mobile? Between Android One utility and maximum charge muscling, we're about set for the year, we think.

More on that and the Sprint and T-Mobile merger that just won't die and, as it was iPhone X pre-order day last week, it's iPhone X sales day today! We talk about all this on the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:30pm Eastern on November 3rd, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 277

 

Recording Date

November 3, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

 

Sponsor

The Pocketnow Weekly is brought to you by AppRiver, the cloud-based software that keeps your email servers free of spam and viruses. It offers encrypted email, continuity, secure hosted exchange and even migration help, too. If having to manage your communications has become an obstacle to putting effort into your business, try any of AppRiver’s services FREE for 30 days. Visit appriver.com/weekly to sign up and we thank AppRiver for supporting the #PNWeekly!

More HTC

4:42

The HTC U11+ gets a global run with the company's first 2:1 display. It was supposed to be the Google Pixel 2 XL at some point. Meantime, T-Mobile picks up the Sense-enabled version of the HTC U11 Life. The mid-ranger is available globally as an Android One phone.

News

33:32

Razer Scrape

1:05:28

The Razer Phone has specs, runs Nova Launcher, and will be bringing along mobile games including Final Fantasy XV. Check out our hands-on video here!

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 276: iPhone X pre-order day and the October mailbag!]]> Mon, 30 Oct 2017 10:00:00 GMT 1:37:54 no Hopefully you should be awake by now from that exhaustive pre-order process for the iPhone X. Ready to relive it again? We'll talk about it and have a few words about how "lucky" certain people are to get one while others may have to wait weeks on weeks.

As we promised last week, we have finally reached into the mailbag for five listener topics and we're gonna get through those, too! Shimon Das of Droid-Now will be guiding us along with some answers. It's all on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on October 27th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 276

 

Recording Date

October 27, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Shimon Das (Droid-Now)

 

Sponsor

The Pocketnow Weekly is brought to you by AppRiver, the cloud-based software that keeps your email servers free of spam and viruses. It offers encrypted email, continuity, secure hosted exchange and even migration help, too. If having to manage your communications has become an obstacle to putting effort into your business, try any of AppRiver’s services FREE for 30 days. Visit appriver.com/weekly to sign up and we thank AppRiver for supporting the #PNWeekly!

News

5:51

Mailbag

45:05

We answer questions from:

See you soon!

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Hopefully you should be awake by now from that exhaustive pre-order process for the iPhone X. Ready to relive it again? We'll talk about it and have a few words about how "lucky" certain people are to get one while others may have to wait weeks on weeks.

As we promised last week, we have finally reached into the mailbag for five listener topics and we're gonna get through those, too! Shimon Das of Droid-Now will be guiding us along with some answers. It's all on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on October 27th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 276

 

Recording Date

October 27, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Shimon Das (Droid-Now)

 

Sponsor

The Pocketnow Weekly is brought to you by AppRiver, the cloud-based software that keeps your email servers free of spam and viruses. It offers encrypted email, continuity, secure hosted exchange and even migration help, too. If having to manage your communications has become an obstacle to putting effort into your business, try any of AppRiver’s services FREE for 30 days. Visit appriver.com/weekly to sign up and we thank AppRiver for supporting the #PNWeekly!

News

5:51

Mailbag

45:05

We answer questions from:

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 275: New Mate, New Axon, New BlackBerry ft. CrackBerry Kevin]]> Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:00:00 GMT 1:33:11 no We've been working on getting this guest in for a while to talk about where BlackBerry has been and is going as a mobile brand. Post BB10, what changed at the core of this Canadian enterprise tech company to bring it from Priv to Motion in two or so years? Kevin Michaluk, better known as CrackBerry Kevin talks with us about the new BlackBerry.

That'll be in our second hour after we talk about two of the biggest devices this year! Well, "big" as in physicality. Both are from Chinese manufacturers, but one has stacked itself with all the 2017 trimmings it needs to survive while the other calls back to 2011, picks up specs from 2016 and then tosses it onto AT&T with a bold attempt at what a foldable smartphone should be. And then, there's the big G.

It's the Huawei Mate 10, Pixel 2 and the ZTE Axon M on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on October 20th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 275

 

Recording Date

October 20, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Kevin Michaluk (CrackBerry)

 

Sponsor

The Pocketnow Weekly is brought to you by AppRiver, the cloud-based software that keeps your email servers free of spam and viruses. It offers encrypted email, continuity, secure hosted exchange and even migration help, too. If having to manage your communications has become an obstacle to putting effort into your business, try any of AppRiver's services FREE for 30 days. Visit appriver.com/weekly to sign up and we thank AppRiver for supporting the #PNWeekly!

Dual Wielding

BlackBerry in Slow Motion

50:28

The Passport was one huge slab of a finale to the BlackBerry OS lineage before the company tided over to Android. CEO John Chen was fighting to keep hardware in-house, but things changed after the Priv. We ask the "what ifs" and consider if the road taken with the outsourcing to TCL was the right one to take. We'll say this: the KEYone has been a great step so far and the Motion looks set to continue on that positive motion.

See you soon!

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We've been working on getting this guest in for a while to talk about where BlackBerry has been and is going as a mobile brand. Post BB10, what changed at the core of this Canadian enterprise tech company to bring it from Priv to Motion in two or so years? Kevin Michaluk, better known as CrackBerry Kevin talks with us about the new BlackBerry.

That'll be in our second hour after we talk about two of the biggest devices this year! Well, "big" as in physicality. Both are from Chinese manufacturers, but one has stacked itself with all the 2017 trimmings it needs to survive while the other calls back to 2011, picks up specs from 2016 and then tosses it onto AT&T with a bold attempt at what a foldable smartphone should be. And then, there's the big G.

It's the Huawei Mate 10, Pixel 2 and the ZTE Axon M on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on October 20th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 275

 

Recording Date

October 20, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Kevin Michaluk (CrackBerry)

 

Sponsor

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Dual Wielding

BlackBerry in Slow Motion

50:28

The Passport was one huge slab of a finale to the BlackBerry OS lineage before the company tided over to Android. CEO John Chen was fighting to keep hardware in-house, but things changed after the Priv. We ask the "what ifs" and consider if the road taken with the outsourcing to TCL was the right one to take. We'll say this: the KEYone has been a great step so far and the Motion looks set to continue on that positive motion.

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 274: It's finally time for the Razer Phone]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:00:00 GMT 1:20:36 yes In the business of phones, we are in between launch weeks before the holiday season, but that doesn't stop us from talking about all the mobile technology. That includes the first truly mobile VR headset to launch without a phone or computer needed. We also have ATMs that don't need cards. And the United States doesn't need the Nokia 8.

What we do have instead is a Huawei phone set for release next week and a Razer phone that will finally break the gaming brand into a new vertical. We talk about it with #PNWeekly superfan Andrew Wallace on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on October 13th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 274 Recording Date

October 13, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Andrew Wallace

 

Sponsor

The Pocketnow Weekly is brought to you by dbrand — manufacturer of precision cut skins for smartphones, laptops, tablets and other gadgets. Visit dbrand.com to configure and order your own skin for one of their many supported devices, including Galaxys, Pixels, iPhones, the Essential Phone, and even MacBooks.

News

8:40

Hot Takes

1:00:13

Those rumors about Apple intentionally slowing down the performance of older iPhones may only just be rumors. But what does it matter when you're still sticking to it for three, four, five years?

See you soon!

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In the business of phones, we are in between launch weeks before the holiday season, but that doesn't stop us from talking about all the mobile technology. That includes the first truly mobile VR headset to launch without a phone or computer needed. We also have ATMs that don't need cards. And the United States doesn't need the Nokia 8.

What we do have instead is a Huawei phone set for release next week and a Razer phone that will finally break the gaming brand into a new vertical. We talk about it with #PNWeekly superfan Andrew Wallace on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on October 13th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 274 Recording Date

October 13, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Andrew Wallace

 

Sponsor

The Pocketnow Weekly is brought to you by dbrand — manufacturer of precision cut skins for smartphones, laptops, tablets and other gadgets. Visit dbrand.com to configure and order your own skin for one of their many supported devices, including Galaxys, Pixels, iPhones, the Essential Phone, and even MacBooks.

News

8:40

Hot Takes

1:00:13

Those rumors about Apple intentionally slowing down the performance of older iPhones may only just be rumors. But what does it matter when you're still sticking to it for three, four, five years?

See you soon!

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 273 EXTRA: Riccardo Cambo and the "Ultra Pixel"]]> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 02:00:00 GMT 28:54 no <![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 273: Pixel Buds, Pixelbook and Pixel 2, too!]]> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 01:00:00 GMT 1:33:59 yes This week, Joshua Vergara of Android Authority joins us to chow down on Google hardware overload! What do the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL give us? Will new Google Home speakers and the Pixel Buds make dreams come true? Will we care for Google Clips or the Pixelbook? It's episode 273 of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on October 6th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 273

 

Recording Date

October 6, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Joshua Vergara (Android Authority)

Sponsor

HelloFresh is on a mission to save home cooking (because it’s too good to go away). It not only takes groceries farm-to-box, but gets you from couch-to-kitchen with recipes you can easily follow, handle and tackle no matter if you’re a kitchen novice or a seasoned expert — most of them in under 30 minutes.

Ingredients come from the freshest sources and are measured to the exact quantities needed so there’s no food waste. Plus, HelloFresh employs two full-time registered dieticians on staff who review each recipe to ensure it is nutritionally balanced.

Customers can order 3 to 5 different meals per week designed for 2 or 4 people for under $10 a plate — but Pocketnow Weekly listeners can get $30 off their first week of deliveries by visiting hellofresh.com and entering the code “POCKETNOW30” when they subscribe!

Thanks to HelloFresh for sponsoring this episode of the #PNWeekly!

Gushing Google

We're going to get a lot of hardware down and even have a special segment at the end.

6:45 | Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

34:11 | Google Pixel Buds

46:15 | Google Home Mini and Max

59:41 | Google Pixelbook

1:10:47 | Google Clips

1:25:33 | The "Ultra Pixel" interview with Riccardo Cambo

See you soon!

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This week, Joshua Vergara of Android Authority joins us to chow down on Google hardware overload! What do the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL give us? Will new Google Home speakers and the Pixel Buds make dreams come true? Will we care for Google Clips or the Pixelbook? It's episode 273 of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on October 6th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 273

 

Recording Date

October 6, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Joshua Vergara (Android Authority)

Sponsor

HelloFresh is on a mission to save home cooking (because it’s too good to go away). It not only takes groceries farm-to-box, but gets you from couch-to-kitchen with recipes you can easily follow, handle and tackle no matter if you’re a kitchen novice or a seasoned expert — most of them in under 30 minutes.

Ingredients come from the freshest sources and are measured to the exact quantities needed so there’s no food waste. Plus, HelloFresh employs two full-time registered dieticians on staff who review each recipe to ensure it is nutritionally balanced.

Customers can order 3 to 5 different meals per week designed for 2 or 4 people for under $10 a plate — but Pocketnow Weekly listeners can get $30 off their first week of deliveries by visiting hellofresh.com and entering the code “POCKETNOW30” when they subscribe!

Thanks to HelloFresh for sponsoring this episode of the #PNWeekly!

Gushing Google

We're going to get a lot of hardware down and even have a special segment at the end.

6:45 | Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

34:11 | Google Pixel Buds

46:15 | Google Home Mini and Max

59:41 | Google Pixelbook

1:10:47 | Google Clips

1:25:33 | The "Ultra Pixel" interview with Riccardo Cambo

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 272: the consumer vs the future]]> Sun, 01 Oct 2017 22:00:00 GMT 1:32:00 yes Reviewers have started slinging editorial content about the iPhone 8, now that they have units in their hands and thoughts to share. Well, we've got a good thought or two to share, too: like, will the iPhone X crown the iPhone 8 as the most popular iPhone? The outlook right now is that the supply and demand curves will need a long time to match.

And if things pan out the way analysts think it will, where does that leave the consumer, who may be "stuck" with a top-tier device, but not get all the future-proofing of the tippiest of the tip-top features?

We debate with Dom Esposito on where Apple is on the gauge and talk about the big news of the week with this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on September 28th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 272

RSS Feed

iTunes

Google Play Music

Direct Download

Recording Date

September 28, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guests

Dom Esposito (Dom)

News

3:46

All the news that’s fit to podcast:

Sponsor

Support comes from Audible, where an unmatched selection of audio content lives. With Audible, you own your books and you can access them from almost any device — including your iPhone, iPad, Android, Amazon Fire tablets or Windows Phone. You can also listen to news, comedy and original audio shows from leading publishers, broadcasters, entertainers and business information providers.

Get a free audiobook with a 30-day trial at audible.com/pocketnow!

Consumerism vs Futurism

26:45

See you soon!

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Reviewers have started slinging editorial content about the iPhone 8, now that they have units in their hands and thoughts to share. Well, we've got a good thought or two to share, too: like, will the iPhone X crown the iPhone 8 as the most popular iPhone? The outlook right now is that the supply and demand curves will need a long time to match.

And if things pan out the way analysts think it will, where does that leave the consumer, who may be "stuck" with a top-tier device, but not get all the future-proofing of the tippiest of the tip-top features?

We debate with Dom Esposito on where Apple is on the gauge and talk about the big news of the week with this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on September 28th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 272

RSS Feed

iTunes

Google Play Music

Direct Download

Recording Date

September 28, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guests

Dom Esposito (Dom)

News

3:46

All the news that’s fit to podcast:

Sponsor

Support comes from Audible, where an unmatched selection of audio content lives. With Audible, you own your books and you can access them from almost any device — including your iPhone, iPad, Android, Amazon Fire tablets or Windows Phone. You can also listen to news, comedy and original audio shows from leading publishers, broadcasters, entertainers and business information providers.

Get a free audiobook with a 30-day trial at audible.com/pocketnow!

Consumerism vs Futurism

26:45

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 271: Sold by HTC, Made by Google]]> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 22:00:00 GMT 1:11:44 yes HTC and Google have finally come to an agreement, though it’s one that we didn’t exactly expect. Does it warrant the hype it’s getting this week? And what will come out of it for the struggling manufacturer, the budding hardware brand and you, the consumer?

TK Bay joins us to discuss that, Motorola’s software update policy and the week’s news, so pop in that SIM and get connected — this is the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on September 21st, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 271

 

Recording Date

September 21, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guests

TK Bay

First Boot

Our First Boot topic revolves a deal that broke last night: HTC is selling its top smartphone talent and giving a non-exclusive license for intellectual property to Google in exchange for $1.1 billion. What do the parties involved — that includes you, the consumer — get out of all this? Is it a sustainable deal?

News

All the news that’s fit to podcast:

Tough Spot

The Moto G4 Plus wasn’t originally going to get Android Oreo, but it was advertised to get it, and so Motorola has beholden itself to deliver that update. It’ll be a busy season for the company as it already has a dozen phones to update, four of those being mid-range Moto G phones that are only slated for a one-year OS update window.

With that in mind, we have two questions: should the Moto G series, capable as they are, expand that window to two years? And how should manufacturers with big portfolios treat their mid-range phones on the software side?

See you soon!

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HTC and Google have finally come to an agreement, though it’s one that we didn’t exactly expect. Does it warrant the hype it’s getting this week? And what will come out of it for the struggling manufacturer, the budding hardware brand and you, the consumer?

TK Bay joins us to discuss that, Motorola’s software update policy and the week’s news, so pop in that SIM and get connected — this is the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on September 21st, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 271

 

Recording Date

September 21, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guests

TK Bay

First Boot

Our First Boot topic revolves a deal that broke last night: HTC is selling its top smartphone talent and giving a non-exclusive license for intellectual property to Google in exchange for $1.1 billion. What do the parties involved — that includes you, the consumer — get out of all this? Is it a sustainable deal?

News

All the news that’s fit to podcast:

Tough Spot

The Moto G4 Plus wasn’t originally going to get Android Oreo, but it was advertised to get it, and so Motorola has beholden itself to deliver that update. It’ll be a busy season for the company as it already has a dozen phones to update, four of those being mid-range Moto G phones that are only slated for a one-year OS update window.

With that in mind, we have two questions: should the Moto G series, capable as they are, expand that window to two years? And how should manufacturers with big portfolios treat their mid-range phones on the software side?

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 270: You're the only iPhone X we see]]> Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:00:00 GMT 1:13:04 yes Alright, time to decompress.

We know you've had your heart stolen and your nits picked with Tuesday's Apple event at the Steve Jobs Theater. You could not escape Steve Jobs if you were in that place. But we've got three new iPhones and an all-new Apple Watch to process and ask questions about... well, there are a few questions that we've always asked, but we're going to ask them more intensely.

Join Juan Carlos Bagnell and Jaime Rivera as we hit the core of this Apple thing with the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 1:00pm Eastern on September 14nd, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 270You're the only iPhone X we see Recording Date

September 14, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jaime Rivera

Producer

Jules Wang

 

Sponsor

Pocketnow’s Samsung Galaxy Note 8 coverage is brought to you by dbrand — manufacturer of precision cut skins for smartphones, laptops, tablets and other gadgets. Visit dbrand.com to configure your own Galaxy Note 8 skin, or pick one up for any of their supported devices, including iPhones, the Essential Phone, and even MacBooks.

Apple Pie

The Apple Watch Series 3 brings LTE to the table and carriers are falling all over themselves to get people on a service plan. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are decent upgrades from the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. And then there's the iPhone X. And it's expensive. But there are more deals to be had at, say, where? Your carriers.

Thanks for listening!

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Alright, time to decompress.

We know you've had your heart stolen and your nits picked with Tuesday's Apple event at the Steve Jobs Theater. You could not escape Steve Jobs if you were in that place. But we've got three new iPhones and an all-new Apple Watch to process and ask questions about... well, there are a few questions that we've always asked, but we're going to ask them more intensely.

Join Juan Carlos Bagnell and Jaime Rivera as we hit the core of this Apple thing with the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 1:00pm Eastern on September 14nd, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 270You're the only iPhone X we see Recording Date

September 14, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jaime Rivera

Producer

Jules Wang

 

Sponsor

Pocketnow’s Samsung Galaxy Note 8 coverage is brought to you by dbrand — manufacturer of precision cut skins for smartphones, laptops, tablets and other gadgets. Visit dbrand.com to configure your own Galaxy Note 8 skin, or pick one up for any of their supported devices, including iPhones, the Essential Phone, and even MacBooks.

Apple Pie

The Apple Watch Series 3 brings LTE to the table and carriers are falling all over themselves to get people on a service plan. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are decent upgrades from the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. And then there's the iPhone X. And it's expensive. But there are more deals to be had at, say, where? Your carriers.

Thanks for listening!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 269: The life and times of being Frank.]]> Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:00:00 GMT 1:09:05 yes From the outset, Frank. sounded like a model case of tech entrepreneurship. And then the reality kicked in as tech enthusiasts started chipping away at the company. What lessons can we learn about the Frank. phone? Is there a viable case for consumers to take up? We talk with the top of the company on this show.

Plus, T-Mobile goes nuts for Netflix and ZTE may go two-faced for AT&T! Make way for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on September 7th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 269

 

Recording Date

September 7, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guests

Fahd Alhattab (Frank.)

Moe Omer (Frank.)

Sponsor

HelloFresh is on a mission to save home cooking (because it’s too good to go away). It not only takes groceries farm-to-box, but gets you from couch-to-kitchen with recipes you can easily follow, handle and tackle no matter if you’re a kitchen novice or a seasoned expert — most of them in under 30 minutes.

Ingredients come from the freshest sources and are measured to the exact quantities needed so there’s no food waste. Plus, HelloFresh employs two full-time registered dieticians on staff who review each recipe to ensure it is nutritionally balanced.

Customers can order 3 to 5 different meals per week designed for 2 or 4 people for under $10 a plate — but Pocketnow Weekly listeners can get $30 off their first week of deliveries by visiting hellofresh.com and entering the code “POCKETNOW30” when they subscribe!

Thanks to HelloFresh for sponsoring this episode of the #PNWeekly!

News

5:22

All the news that's fit to podcast:

Frank.

25:32

Frank. is somewhat of a rarity in our space: it's a Canadian upstart led by a 17-year-old. If anything, that would be a story to follow when it comes to the creation of a smartphone.

And then, the sketchy points started racking up. The project initially was set to be on Kickstarter, but looser crowdfunding site Indiegogo offered a better promotional package. The phone was caught out to be a reference design from a Chinese ODM. And the full retail price of this phone that cost $150 to make was not going to be the early bird price of $180, but something more like $280.

So, what gives? We explore all the angles and take some of your questions to the top: Fahd Alhattab and Moe Omer of Frank Technologies.

See you soon!

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From the outset, Frank. sounded like a model case of tech entrepreneurship. And then the reality kicked in as tech enthusiasts started chipping away at the company. What lessons can we learn about the Frank. phone? Is there a viable case for consumers to take up? We talk with the top of the company on this show.

Plus, T-Mobile goes nuts for Netflix and ZTE may go two-faced for AT&T! Make way for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on September 7th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 269

 

Recording Date

September 7, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guests

Fahd Alhattab (Frank.)

Moe Omer (Frank.)

Sponsor

HelloFresh is on a mission to save home cooking (because it’s too good to go away). It not only takes groceries farm-to-box, but gets you from couch-to-kitchen with recipes you can easily follow, handle and tackle no matter if you’re a kitchen novice or a seasoned expert — most of them in under 30 minutes.

Ingredients come from the freshest sources and are measured to the exact quantities needed so there’s no food waste. Plus, HelloFresh employs two full-time registered dieticians on staff who review each recipe to ensure it is nutritionally balanced.

Customers can order 3 to 5 different meals per week designed for 2 or 4 people for under $10 a plate — but Pocketnow Weekly listeners can get $30 off their first week of deliveries by visiting hellofresh.com and entering the code “POCKETNOW30” when they subscribe!

Thanks to HelloFresh for sponsoring this episode of the #PNWeekly!

News

5:22

All the news that's fit to podcast:

Frank.

25:32

Frank. is somewhat of a rarity in our space: it's a Canadian upstart led by a 17-year-old. If anything, that would be a story to follow when it comes to the creation of a smartphone.

And then, the sketchy points started racking up. The project initially was set to be on Kickstarter, but looser crowdfunding site Indiegogo offered a better promotional package. The phone was caught out to be a reference design from a Chinese ODM. And the full retail price of this phone that cost $150 to make was not going to be the early bird price of $180, but something more like $280.

So, what gives? We explore all the angles and take some of your questions to the top: Fahd Alhattab and Moe Omer of Frank Technologies.

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 268: IFA 2017 (aka AirBnB show part deux)]]> Mon, 04 Sep 2017 10:00:00 GMT 1:28:38 yes When in Berlin, all meals must be at Burger-Meister. Beyond that, Motorola events should be properly lit to the color of something not resembling body fluids and LG may have made its most ultimate phone in the history of the company. Or something. It's IFA 2017 recap time!

Join Juan Carlos Bagnell and Jaime Rivera and bring out the bowls of chips to be tossed in the air for this special-er edition of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 5:30pm Eastern on September 2nd, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 268 Recording Date

September 2, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jaime Rivera

Producer

Jules Wang

 

IFA 2017

From the LG V30 to the Moto X4 and the Gear Sport to Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, see all our coverage at Pocketnow.

See you soon!

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When in Berlin, all meals must be at Burger-Meister. Beyond that, Motorola events should be properly lit to the color of something not resembling body fluids and LG may have made its most ultimate phone in the history of the company. Or something. It's IFA 2017 recap time!

Join Juan Carlos Bagnell and Jaime Rivera and bring out the bowls of chips to be tossed in the air for this special-er edition of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 5:30pm Eastern on September 2nd, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 268 Recording Date

September 2, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jaime Rivera

Producer

Jules Wang

 

IFA 2017

From the LG V30 to the Moto X4 and the Gear Sport to Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, see all our coverage at Pocketnow.

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 267:Reaxing the Galaxy Note8]]> Thu, 24 Aug 2017 10:00:00 GMT 1:17:52 yes What does the Essential Phone, the Honor 9, the LG V30, the iPhone 8, the Google Pixel 2, the Galaxy Note7, the Galaxy Note FE, the Galaxy Note5, the Galaxy Note Edge, the Galaxy Note4, the Galaxy Note3, the Galaxy Note2 and the Galaxy Note8 have in common? They were all mentioned on this darn podcast we recorded at half-midnight on the morning after the latest Galaxy Unpacked event in New York City.

Join Juan Carlos Bagnell, Jaime Rivera and yours truly and get your S Pens sprung out for this special edition of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 12:30am Eastern on August 24th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 267 Recording Date

August 24, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jaime Rivera

Jules Wang

 

Sponsor

 

Pocketnow's Samsung Galaxy Note 8 coverage is brought to you by dbrand -- manufacturer of precision cut skins for smartphones, laptops, tablets and other gadgets. Visit dbrand.com to configure your own Galaxy Note 8 skin, or pick one up for any of their supported devices, including iPhones, the Essential Phone, and even MacBooks.

Galaxy Note 8

It's as simple as that. We talk all aspects of the Note8 from its pricing to its presentation to how it's perceived by the people it intends on serving. We share first blushes and trade barbed thoughts on what this means for Samsung, its competition big and small and the future that a victor might lead us to. Check out our video coverage here.

See you soon!

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What does the Essential Phone, the Honor 9, the LG V30, the iPhone 8, the Google Pixel 2, the Galaxy Note7, the Galaxy Note FE, the Galaxy Note5, the Galaxy Note Edge, the Galaxy Note4, the Galaxy Note3, the Galaxy Note2 and the Galaxy Note8 have in common? They were all mentioned on this darn podcast we recorded at half-midnight on the morning after the latest Galaxy Unpacked event in New York City.

Join Juan Carlos Bagnell, Jaime Rivera and yours truly and get your S Pens sprung out for this special edition of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 12:30am Eastern on August 24th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 267 Recording Date

August 24, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jaime Rivera

Jules Wang

 

Sponsor

 

Pocketnow's Samsung Galaxy Note 8 coverage is brought to you by dbrand -- manufacturer of precision cut skins for smartphones, laptops, tablets and other gadgets. Visit dbrand.com to configure your own Galaxy Note 8 skin, or pick one up for any of their supported devices, including iPhones, the Essential Phone, and even MacBooks.

Galaxy Note 8

It's as simple as that. We talk all aspects of the Note8 from its pricing to its presentation to how it's perceived by the people it intends on serving. We share first blushes and trade barbed thoughts on what this means for Samsung, its competition big and small and the future that a victor might lead us to. Check out our video coverage here.

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 266: Nokia 8, Galaxy Note 8, accessbility rate]]> Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:26:56 GMT 1:27:31 yes The Galaxy Note 8 is right ahead of us, so it's time to collect our thoughts and talk about the whole package before we trip over to New York City to see it Unpacked.

We'll do a quick debrief on that, the Nokia 8 and the accessibility needs you might not be aware when it comes to smartphones, smartwatches and the world around us. AARP's SVP of Marketing Jody Holtzman joins us, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on August 17th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 266 Recording Date

August 17, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Jody Holtzman (AARP)

Sponsor

eero, a distributed Wi-Fi system that can expand your modem's coverage. It's just as easy as placing it on a flat surface and plugging it into your modem.

The new 2nd-gen eero now has tri-band capabilities with a third 5GHz radio. Low-power smart home appliances such as doorbells and thermostats can also reach eero through a Thread frequency. All of this while delivering twice the speed of the original.

The eero Beacon, which can act as a mesh to help distribute the signal, just needs to be plugged into power to work and is more powerful and smaller than the original eero.

You can get free overnight shipping if you decide to purchase an eero yourself! Go to eero.com and enter offer code "POCKETNOW" at checkout. Thanks to eero for sponsoring this episode of the #PNWeekly!

News Summary

The news delivered in just a few minutes and a lotta bit of discussion.

Galaxy Note 8

Here we are: the event's next Wednesday and while Korean availability may not ramp up until mid-September, the US could get it as early as the day after.

We should expect 6GB of RAM standard, storage options of up to 256GB, the same 10nm processors as were on the Galaxy S8, a telephoto dual-camera system, maybe perhaps a little Force Touch and, oh yes, that S Pen. All of this is, supposedly, going to produce a powerful phablet for media consumption. Are consumers ready to drop the notion of a phone that will easily catch on fire? Well, maybe not just yet.

We'll spend a quick couple of minutes to think of three words on the Note 8.

Accessibility

Smartphones and your health: let's evaluate where we are when it comes to mobile tech addressing the accessibility needs of many varied populations.

See you soon!

]]>
The Galaxy Note 8 is right ahead of us, so it's time to collect our thoughts and talk about the whole package before we trip over to New York City to see it Unpacked.

We'll do a quick debrief on that, the Nokia 8 and the accessibility needs you might not be aware when it comes to smartphones, smartwatches and the world around us. AARP's SVP of Marketing Jody Holtzman joins us, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on August 17th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 266 Recording Date

August 17, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Jody Holtzman (AARP)

Sponsor

eero, a distributed Wi-Fi system that can expand your modem's coverage. It's just as easy as placing it on a flat surface and plugging it into your modem.

The new 2nd-gen eero now has tri-band capabilities with a third 5GHz radio. Low-power smart home appliances such as doorbells and thermostats can also reach eero through a Thread frequency. All of this while delivering twice the speed of the original.

The eero Beacon, which can act as a mesh to help distribute the signal, just needs to be plugged into power to work and is more powerful and smaller than the original eero.

You can get free overnight shipping if you decide to purchase an eero yourself! Go to eero.com and enter offer code "POCKETNOW" at checkout. Thanks to eero for sponsoring this episode of the #PNWeekly!

News Summary

The news delivered in just a few minutes and a lotta bit of discussion.

Galaxy Note 8

Here we are: the event's next Wednesday and while Korean availability may not ramp up until mid-September, the US could get it as early as the day after.

We should expect 6GB of RAM standard, storage options of up to 256GB, the same 10nm processors as were on the Galaxy S8, a telephoto dual-camera system, maybe perhaps a little Force Touch and, oh yes, that S Pen. All of this is, supposedly, going to produce a powerful phablet for media consumption. Are consumers ready to drop the notion of a phone that will easily catch on fire? Well, maybe not just yet.

We'll spend a quick couple of minutes to think of three words on the Note 8.

Accessibility

Smartphones and your health: let's evaluate where we are when it comes to mobile tech addressing the accessibility needs of many varied populations.

See you soon!

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 265: “T-Mobile is the Beats of wireless” and more in the mail]]> Sun, 13 Aug 2017 16:00:00 GMT 1:28:11 yes Do we give too much credit to T-Mobile and not enough to Sprint? One of our listeners weighs in on the Un-carrier’s marketing and network deployment strategies and, full disclosure, he’s a Sprint employee. We’ll be fair, though, and tackle points from not just him, but several letters in our mailbox this week.

T-Mobile also has a major component in our news this week as it tries to raise turnover with its budget phones with a new leasing scheme. We have that along with a bunch of device launches to talk about, so make sure you’re charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on August 10th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 265

 

Recording Date

August 10, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

 

Sponsor

HelloFresh is on a mission to save home cooking (because it’s too good to go away). It not only takes groceries farm-to-box, but gets you from couch-to-kitchen with recipes you can easily follow, handle and tackle no matter if you’re a kitchen novice or a seasoned expert — most of them in under 30 minutes.

Ingredients come from the freshest sources and are measured to the exact quantities needed so there’s no food waste. Plus, HelloFresh employs two full-time registered dieticians on staff who review each recipe to ensure it is nutritionally balanced.

Customers can order 3 to 5 different meals per week designed for 2 or 4 people for under $10 a plate — but Pocketnow Weekly listeners can get $30 off their first week of deliveries by visiting hellofresh.com and entering the code “POCKETNOW30” when they subscribe!

Thanks to HelloFresh for sponsoring this episode of the #PNWeekly!

News Summary

The news delivered in just a few minutes and a lotta bit of discussion.

Listener Mail

See you soon!

]]>
Do we give too much credit to T-Mobile and not enough to Sprint? One of our listeners weighs in on the Un-carrier’s marketing and network deployment strategies and, full disclosure, he’s a Sprint employee. We’ll be fair, though, and tackle points from not just him, but several letters in our mailbox this week.

T-Mobile also has a major component in our news this week as it tries to raise turnover with its budget phones with a new leasing scheme. We have that along with a bunch of device launches to talk about, so make sure you’re charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on August 10th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 265

 

Recording Date

August 10, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

 

Sponsor

HelloFresh is on a mission to save home cooking (because it’s too good to go away). It not only takes groceries farm-to-box, but gets you from couch-to-kitchen with recipes you can easily follow, handle and tackle no matter if you’re a kitchen novice or a seasoned expert — most of them in under 30 minutes.

Ingredients come from the freshest sources and are measured to the exact quantities needed so there’s no food waste. Plus, HelloFresh employs two full-time registered dieticians on staff who review each recipe to ensure it is nutritionally balanced.

Customers can order 3 to 5 different meals per week designed for 2 or 4 people for under $10 a plate — but Pocketnow Weekly listeners can get $30 off their first week of deliveries by visiting hellofresh.com and entering the code “POCKETNOW30” when they subscribe!

Thanks to HelloFresh for sponsoring this episode of the #PNWeekly!

News Summary

The news delivered in just a few minutes and a lotta bit of discussion.

Listener Mail

See you soon!

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 264: iPhone and Android cameras don’t care for Vic Gundotra]]> Sun, 06 Aug 2017 10:00:00 GMT 1:08:43 yes In a generous overture to Apple, a former Android engineer/Google+ chief has said that Android's open-sourced nature is keeping photo-taking and photo-sharing capabilities behind iOS by... say... a few years. Really? Are we going back that far? We dig into all aspects and try to strike a more balanced, but realistic view of the situation with the help of Android Police's managing editor, David Ruddock.

That and the week's top stories, including the big BLU elephant in Amazon's room, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch our Hangouts On Air live from 3:00pm Eastern on August 3rd, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 264

 

Recording Date

August 3, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

David Ruddock (Android Police)

 

News Summary

4:11

All the news that’s fit to podcast:

Open and Closed Source Cameras

22:47

Former Google executive Vic Gundotra thinks that the Android camera experience is years behind iOS's, necessarily because of its open-source nature. We investigate the pros and cons of what's essentially an open-source versus closed-source battle.

See you soon!

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In a generous overture to Apple, a former Android engineer/Google+ chief has said that Android's open-sourced nature is keeping photo-taking and photo-sharing capabilities behind iOS by... say... a few years. Really? Are we going back that far? We dig into all aspects and try to strike a more balanced, but realistic view of the situation with the help of Android Police's managing editor, David Ruddock.

That and the week's top stories, including the big BLU elephant in Amazon's room, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch our Hangouts On Air live from 3:00pm Eastern on August 3rd, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 264

 

Recording Date

August 3, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

David Ruddock (Android Police)

 

News Summary

4:11

All the news that’s fit to podcast:

Open and Closed Source Cameras

22:47

Former Google executive Vic Gundotra thinks that the Android camera experience is years behind iOS's, necessarily because of its open-source nature. We investigate the pros and cons of what's essentially an open-source versus closed-source battle.

See you soon!

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 263: Is the Moto Z2 Force a true show of force?]]> Sat, 29 Jul 2017 06:00:00 GMT 58:53 yes Lenovo has gotten a Motorola phone to all the major carriers for the first time since its acquisition. It's a wonderful achievement, but is the device itself worth celebrating? There's no "middle ground," just a cut between 'Play' and 'Force'. What does the Moto Z2 Force mean to you?

We talk with Digital Trends mobile editor Julian Chokkattu in the second half of the show, but not before we dive into leaks and bootloops — don't we always? — as well as the death of iPods, so make sure you’re charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch our Hangouts On Air live from 3:00pm Eastern on July 28th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 263

 

Recording Date

July 28, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Julian Chokkattu (Digital Trends)

 

News Summary

5:57

All the news that's fit to podcast:

#HelloMotoWorld

21:47

 

See you soon!

]]>
Lenovo has gotten a Motorola phone to all the major carriers for the first time since its acquisition. It's a wonderful achievement, but is the device itself worth celebrating? There's no "middle ground," just a cut between 'Play' and 'Force'. What does the Moto Z2 Force mean to you?

We talk with Digital Trends mobile editor Julian Chokkattu in the second half of the show, but not before we dive into leaks and bootloops — don't we always? — as well as the death of iPods, so make sure you’re charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch our Hangouts On Air live from 3:00pm Eastern on July 28th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 263

 

Recording Date

July 28, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Julian Chokkattu (Digital Trends)

 

News Summary

5:57

All the news that's fit to podcast:

#HelloMotoWorld

21:47

 

See you soon!

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 262: Android's State of Emergency]]> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:00:00 GMT 1:58:46 yes  Finally, a problem that isn't OnePlus's fault. Worse yet, it's an issue in Android that has many manufacturers on high alert and may leave some people in the ditch at the worst possible moment. We tackle HTC and Touchpal, Bixby and Siri plus Star Wars and augmented reality on this week's show. Hey, we even go through our listener mailbag — at long last! 

Our own Jaime Rivera joins us for a two-hour show, so make sure you’re charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 2:05pm Eastern on July 20th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 262

 

Recording Date

July 20, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Jaime Rivera

Sponsor

Support for this show comes from Shutterstock, home to over 125 million royalty-free images.

Whether you need a couple of images for a project or have a more regular need, the visuals you select really do matter. That’s why Shutterstock’s curators review every piece of content that can help you tell any story. And with an average of 150,000 pieces of media coming in daily, you don’t want to miss out on taking advantage of what may be a crucial element to marketing yourself or your business.

They’re offering a 20 percent discount to listeners of this show — all you have to do is hit this link! Shutterstock: Great stories start here.

News Log

7:57 | Android suffers emergency calling dead ends

19:31 | TouchPal keyboard shows ads on HTC phones

27:47 | HMD Global's CEO resigns after slow Nokia smartphone roll-out

40:03 | Microsoft, what are you doing with Windows Mobile?

56:52 | Bixby speaks English... finally

1:03:45 | Xiaomi's screens, LG and Samsung's fight

1:07:20 | iPhone SE, SE.

1:09:02 | Alexa, Google Assistant, Cortana are rising stars

1:17:46 | "Howdy, Lord Vader! We're Lenovo!"

1:25:06 | Galaxy Note 8... dbrand... you know...

Listener Mail (FINALLY!)

(1:26:10)

 
  • Chis Reginaldo suggests an alternate reality with Nokia on Symbian. 
  • Ben Chung proposes a dual-camera dilemma... with clip-on lenses.
  • Trevor Reis gives OnePlus a run for its money (and ours).

See you soon!

]]>
 Finally, a problem that isn't OnePlus's fault. Worse yet, it's an issue in Android that has many manufacturers on high alert and may leave some people in the ditch at the worst possible moment. We tackle HTC and Touchpal, Bixby and Siri plus Star Wars and augmented reality on this week's show. Hey, we even go through our listener mailbag — at long last! 

Our own Jaime Rivera joins us for a two-hour show, so make sure you’re charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 2:05pm Eastern on July 20th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 262

 

Recording Date

July 20, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Jaime Rivera

Sponsor

Support for this show comes from Shutterstock, home to over 125 million royalty-free images.

Whether you need a couple of images for a project or have a more regular need, the visuals you select really do matter. That’s why Shutterstock’s curators review every piece of content that can help you tell any story. And with an average of 150,000 pieces of media coming in daily, you don’t want to miss out on taking advantage of what may be a crucial element to marketing yourself or your business.

They’re offering a 20 percent discount to listeners of this show — all you have to do is hit this link! Shutterstock: Great stories start here.

News Log

7:57 | Android suffers emergency calling dead ends

19:31 | TouchPal keyboard shows ads on HTC phones

27:47 | HMD Global's CEO resigns after slow Nokia smartphone roll-out

40:03 | Microsoft, what are you doing with Windows Mobile?

56:52 | Bixby speaks English... finally

1:03:45 | Xiaomi's screens, LG and Samsung's fight

1:07:20 | iPhone SE, SE.

1:09:02 | Alexa, Google Assistant, Cortana are rising stars

1:17:46 | "Howdy, Lord Vader! We're Lenovo!"

1:25:06 | Galaxy Note 8... dbrand... you know...

Listener Mail (FINALLY!)

(1:26:10)

 
  • Chis Reginaldo suggests an alternate reality with Nokia on Symbian. 
  • Ben Chung proposes a dual-camera dilemma... with clip-on lenses.
  • Trevor Reis gives OnePlus a run for its money (and ours).

See you soon!

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 261: Taco 'Bout NothingButTech88]]> Sun, 16 Jul 2017 10:00:00 GMT 1:30:23 yes  

Kentucky Fried China? This year not only marks Huawei's 30th anniversary as a telecommunications company founded by a former member of the People's Liberation Army, but it also hails the same for KFC entering what was back then a market just beginning to open up to capitalism. We didn't expect this sort of synergy to come out of it, though.

What synergy we're talking about plus more iPhone 8 speculation and a conversation with one of the forthcoming names in mobile tech critique on YouTube and a recent recruit to the Android Central video team, Jacklyn Dallas aka NothingButTech88.

Make sure you’re charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:15pm Eastern on July 13th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 261

 

Recording Date

July 13, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Jacklyn Dallas (YouTube / Android Central)

 

Sponsor

Support for this show comes from Shutterstock, home to over 125 million royalty-free images.

Whether you need a couple of images for a project or have a more regular need, the visuals you select really do matter. That’s why Shutterstock’s curators review every piece of content that can help you tell any story. And with an average of 150,000 pieces of media coming in daily, you don’t want to miss out on taking advantage of what may be a crucial element to marketing yourself or your business.

They’re offering a 20 percent discount to listeners of this show — all you have to do is hit this link! Shutterstock: Great stories start here.

News Summary

(5:38)

The news delivered in just a few minutes and a bunch of discussion afterwards.

Tech and Nothin' Else (almost)

(32:25)

  We look at Jacklyn Dallas's steady rise to some prominence in the younger space of tech YouTubers, dig into Motorola, Vertu and some T-shirts she designs for a good cause!

See you soon!

]]>
 

Kentucky Fried China? This year not only marks Huawei's 30th anniversary as a telecommunications company founded by a former member of the People's Liberation Army, but it also hails the same for KFC entering what was back then a market just beginning to open up to capitalism. We didn't expect this sort of synergy to come out of it, though.

What synergy we're talking about plus more iPhone 8 speculation and a conversation with one of the forthcoming names in mobile tech critique on YouTube and a recent recruit to the Android Central video team, Jacklyn Dallas aka NothingButTech88.

Make sure you’re charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:15pm Eastern on July 13th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 261

 

Recording Date

July 13, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Jacklyn Dallas (YouTube / Android Central)

 

Sponsor

Support for this show comes from Shutterstock, home to over 125 million royalty-free images.

Whether you need a couple of images for a project or have a more regular need, the visuals you select really do matter. That’s why Shutterstock’s curators review every piece of content that can help you tell any story. And with an average of 150,000 pieces of media coming in daily, you don’t want to miss out on taking advantage of what may be a crucial element to marketing yourself or your business.

They’re offering a 20 percent discount to listeners of this show — all you have to do is hit this link! Shutterstock: Great stories start here.

News Summary

(5:38)

The news delivered in just a few minutes and a bunch of discussion afterwards.

Tech and Nothin' Else (almost)

(32:25)

  We look at Jacklyn Dallas's steady rise to some prominence in the younger space of tech YouTubers, dig into Motorola, Vertu and some T-shirts she designs for a good cause!

See you soon!

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 260: A Podcast Five Years in the Making…]]> Sun, 09 Jul 2017 10:00:00 GMT 1:42:35 yes It's just like the first episode all over again. We have on the people who started this podcast and all of the amazing discussion around it. Our Editor-in-Chief, Anton D. Nagy, Pocketnow founder Brandon Miniman and, of course, newly-turned Mr. Mobile, Michael Fisher.

We're all a little older, a few more wrinkles, a little less hair (except for Michael's luscious locks), but we're all still producing and talking about tech. The faces have changed, the players have moved around, but we're all still reporting the story.

Covering this week's top news pieces, and taking a look back, join us for the five year anniversary of this podcast, so make sure your phaser banks are charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 1:15pm Eastern on July 6th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 260

 

Recording Date

July 6, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guests

Anton D. Nagy

Brandon Miniman (XDA-Developers)

Michael Fisher (Mr. Mobile)

Sponsor

HelloFresh is on a mission to save home cooking (because it’s too good to go away). It not only takes groceries farm-to-box, but gets you from couch-to-kitchen with recipes you can easily follow, handle and tackle no matter if you’re a kitchen novice or a seasoned expert — most of them in under 30 minutes.

Ingredients come from the freshest sources and are measured to the exact quantities needed so there’s no food waste. Plus, HelloFresh employs two full-time registered dieticians on staff who review each recipe to ensure it is nutritionally balanced.

Customers can order 3 to 5 different meals per week designed for 2 or 4 people for under $10 a plate — but Pocketnow Weekly listeners can get $30 off their first week of deliveries by visiting hellofresh.com and entering the code “POCKETNOW30” when they subscribe!

Thanks to HelloFresh for sponsoring this episode of the #PNWeekly!

News

7:25 | OnePlus 5 flipped turned upside down

16:49 | Touch ID out, 3D facial scanning in for the iPhone 8

24:19 | If Bixby can't even speak right, how can it have a speaker?

35:57 | Intermingling fates between Samsung, Apple and LG

45:34 | Nokia and Zeiss, together again?

47:40 | Jolla's Sailfish OS sails onto the Sony Xperia X

49:19 | Rear screen phones and the Meizu PRO 7

The Pocketnow Weekly

(1:04:58)

See you soon!

]]>
It's just like the first episode all over again. We have on the people who started this podcast and all of the amazing discussion around it. Our Editor-in-Chief, Anton D. Nagy, Pocketnow founder Brandon Miniman and, of course, newly-turned Mr. Mobile, Michael Fisher.

We're all a little older, a few more wrinkles, a little less hair (except for Michael's luscious locks), but we're all still producing and talking about tech. The faces have changed, the players have moved around, but we're all still reporting the story.

Covering this week's top news pieces, and taking a look back, join us for the five year anniversary of this podcast, so make sure your phaser banks are charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 1:15pm Eastern on July 6th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 260

 

Recording Date

July 6, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guests

Anton D. Nagy

Brandon Miniman (XDA-Developers)

Michael Fisher (Mr. Mobile)

Sponsor

HelloFresh is on a mission to save home cooking (because it’s too good to go away). It not only takes groceries farm-to-box, but gets you from couch-to-kitchen with recipes you can easily follow, handle and tackle no matter if you’re a kitchen novice or a seasoned expert — most of them in under 30 minutes.

Ingredients come from the freshest sources and are measured to the exact quantities needed so there’s no food waste. Plus, HelloFresh employs two full-time registered dieticians on staff who review each recipe to ensure it is nutritionally balanced.

Customers can order 3 to 5 different meals per week designed for 2 or 4 people for under $10 a plate — but Pocketnow Weekly listeners can get $30 off their first week of deliveries by visiting hellofresh.com and entering the code “POCKETNOW30” when they subscribe!

Thanks to HelloFresh for sponsoring this episode of the #PNWeekly!

News

7:25 | OnePlus 5 flipped turned upside down

16:49 | Touch ID out, 3D facial scanning in for the iPhone 8

24:19 | If Bixby can't even speak right, how can it have a speaker?

35:57 | Intermingling fates between Samsung, Apple and LG

45:34 | Nokia and Zeiss, together again?

47:40 | Jolla's Sailfish OS sails onto the Sony Xperia X

49:19 | Rear screen phones and the Meizu PRO 7

The Pocketnow Weekly

(1:04:58)

See you soon!

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 259: Unsung Sony Xperia XZ Premium is unsung no more]]> Sat, 01 Jul 2017 12:00:00 GMT 1:01:11 yes It was OnePlus 5 launch week and you’ve probably seen a few too many videos on the darn thing before it even launched.

That was our lede last week. It still feels like OnePlus 5 launch week. So many comparisons and so much coverage and the litany doesn't stop, as you'll see in our news. Yes, there can be too much of a... bad thing?

We'll also talk about that phone which shall no longer be named with The Technology Nerd Who Likes to Film Stuff, Erica Griffin! She's also going to share her take on the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, a phone that can capture up to 960 frames per second and play back 4K like it means it.

Make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 4:00pm Eastern on June 28th (coming soon), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 259 Recording Date

June 28, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Erica Griffin (YouTube)

 

Sponsor

Support for this show comes from Shutterstock, home to over 125 million royalty-free images.

Whether you need a couple of images for a project or have a more regular need, the visuals you select really do matter. That's why Shutterstock's curators review every piece of content that can help you tell any story. And with an average of 150,000 pieces of media coming in daily, you don't want to miss out on taking advantage of what may be a crucial element to marketing yourself or your business.

They're offering a 20 percent discount to listeners of this show — all you have to do is hit this link! Shutterstock: Great stories start here.

News Summary

(2:56)

The news delivered in just a few minutes.

Sony's No Phony

(9:00)

  Erica Griffin drops science on color gamuts, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium and the OnePlus 5!

See you soon!

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It was OnePlus 5 launch week and you’ve probably seen a few too many videos on the darn thing before it even launched.

That was our lede last week. It still feels like OnePlus 5 launch week. So many comparisons and so much coverage and the litany doesn't stop, as you'll see in our news. Yes, there can be too much of a... bad thing?

We'll also talk about that phone which shall no longer be named with The Technology Nerd Who Likes to Film Stuff, Erica Griffin! She's also going to share her take on the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, a phone that can capture up to 960 frames per second and play back 4K like it means it.

Make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 4:00pm Eastern on June 28th (coming soon), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 259 Recording Date

June 28, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Erica Griffin (YouTube)

 

Sponsor

Support for this show comes from Shutterstock, home to over 125 million royalty-free images.

Whether you need a couple of images for a project or have a more regular need, the visuals you select really do matter. That's why Shutterstock's curators review every piece of content that can help you tell any story. And with an average of 150,000 pieces of media coming in daily, you don't want to miss out on taking advantage of what may be a crucial element to marketing yourself or your business.

They're offering a 20 percent discount to listeners of this show — all you have to do is hit this link! Shutterstock: Great stories start here.

News Summary

(2:56)

The news delivered in just a few minutes.

Sony's No Phony

(9:00)

  Erica Griffin drops science on color gamuts, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium and the OnePlus 5!

See you soon!

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 258: Holding the OnePlus 5 High On Your TechAltar?]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:00:00 GMT 1:28:34 yes It was OnePlus 5 launch week and you've probably seen a few too many videos on the darn thing before it even launched. Like it or not, we've all added to the hype train of this phone from a company that seems to have slammed its way to an inner cranny of our hearts in the critical circles of mobile technology.

Let's try and weigh ourselves down a bit, shall we? We have Marton Barcza, the man behind TechAltar and some well-informed rants and explainers, on this week right after a chock full of iPhone news of all sorts, so make sure you’re charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:15pm Eastern on June 22nd (coming soon), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 258

 

Recording Date

June 22, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Marton Barcza (TechAltar)

 

News Summary

(4:21)

The news delivered in just a few minutes and a good dose of discussion.

OnePlus 5 Alive

(38:00)

On top: Marton Barcza, TechAltar Bottom, from left: Tiffany Harden, Dennis Blake, Alan Robinson, Daniel Constant, Christopher Chin, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei

See you soon!

]]>
It was OnePlus 5 launch week and you've probably seen a few too many videos on the darn thing before it even launched. Like it or not, we've all added to the hype train of this phone from a company that seems to have slammed its way to an inner cranny of our hearts in the critical circles of mobile technology.

Let's try and weigh ourselves down a bit, shall we? We have Marton Barcza, the man behind TechAltar and some well-informed rants and explainers, on this week right after a chock full of iPhone news of all sorts, so make sure you’re charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:15pm Eastern on June 22nd (coming soon), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 258

 

Recording Date

June 22, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Marton Barcza (TechAltar)

 

News Summary

(4:21)

The news delivered in just a few minutes and a good dose of discussion.

OnePlus 5 Alive

(38:00)

On top: Marton Barcza, TechAltar Bottom, from left: Tiffany Harden, Dennis Blake, Alan Robinson, Daniel Constant, Christopher Chin, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei

See you soon!

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 257: The First Camera-Phone, Ever]]> Sun, 18 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT 1:04:50 yes We spend the bulk of the show talking to the man that transferred the first photo through a phone into the internet... back in 1997. He then went on with his business partner and wife to make the first commercially viable Camera-Phone in Japan before later doing the same in the United States.

Our conversation is with Philippe Kahn and that's right after the top news stories of the week, so make sure you’re charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 8:50pm Eastern on June 16th (coming soon), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 257

 

Recording Date

June 16, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Philippe Kahn

Sponsor

HelloFresh is on a mission to save home cooking (because it’s too good to go away). It not only takes groceries farm-to-box, but gets you from couch-to-kitchen with recipes you can easily follow, handle and tackle no matter if you’re a kitchen novice or a seasoned expert — most of them in under 30 minutes.

Ingredients come from the freshest sources and are measured to the exact quantities needed so there’s no food waste. Plus, HelloFresh employs two full-time registered dieticians on staff who review each recipe to ensure it is nutritionally balanced.

Customers can order 3 to 5 different meals per week designed for 2 or 4 people for under $10 a plate — but Pocketnow Weekly listeners can get $30 off their first week of deliveries by visiting hellofresh.com and entering the code “POCKETNOW30” when they subscribe!

Thanks to HelloFresh for sponsoring this episode of the #PNWeekly!

News Summary

(3:25)

The news delivered in just a few minutes.

Philippe Kahn

(6:24)

  • It's been 20 years and a week since the first-ever image internet-distributed image came through a phone.
  • From there, Philippe Kahn and his tech entrepreneur wife Sonia Lee co-piloted the commercialization of an integrated product first in Japan with J-Phone, then with Sprint in the US.
  • The two now run Fullpower, which focuses on sleep tracking data-gathering.

See you soon!

]]>
We spend the bulk of the show talking to the man that transferred the first photo through a phone into the internet... back in 1997. He then went on with his business partner and wife to make the first commercially viable Camera-Phone in Japan before later doing the same in the United States.

Our conversation is with Philippe Kahn and that's right after the top news stories of the week, so make sure you’re charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 8:50pm Eastern on June 16th (coming soon), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 257

 

Recording Date

June 16, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Philippe Kahn

Sponsor

HelloFresh is on a mission to save home cooking (because it’s too good to go away). It not only takes groceries farm-to-box, but gets you from couch-to-kitchen with recipes you can easily follow, handle and tackle no matter if you’re a kitchen novice or a seasoned expert — most of them in under 30 minutes.

Ingredients come from the freshest sources and are measured to the exact quantities needed so there’s no food waste. Plus, HelloFresh employs two full-time registered dieticians on staff who review each recipe to ensure it is nutritionally balanced.

Customers can order 3 to 5 different meals per week designed for 2 or 4 people for under $10 a plate — but Pocketnow Weekly listeners can get $30 off their first week of deliveries by visiting hellofresh.com and entering the code “POCKETNOW30” when they subscribe!

Thanks to HelloFresh for sponsoring this episode of the #PNWeekly!

News Summary

(3:25)

The news delivered in just a few minutes.

Philippe Kahn

(6:24)

  • It's been 20 years and a week since the first-ever image internet-distributed image came through a phone.
  • From there, Philippe Kahn and his tech entrepreneur wife Sonia Lee co-piloted the commercialization of an integrated product first in Japan with J-Phone, then with Sprint in the US.
  • The two now run Fullpower, which focuses on sleep tracking data-gathering.

See you soon!

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 256: WWDC, HTC and an astroturfed HomePod]]> Sun, 11 Jun 2017 22:00:00 GMT 1:08:35 yes The Worldwide Developers Conference left us with plenty to work with in both the software and hardware departments, including Apple's first smart speaker entry that looks... well, it's uhhh.... interesting. We cover that and a controversy that pitted HTC fans with content creators and observers all alike with our guest, Nick Gray.

Make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:10pm Eastern on June 8th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 256

RSS Feed

iTunes Link

XBox Music Link

Direct Download

Recording Date

June 8, 2017

Hosts

Jules Wang

Adam Doud

Guest

Nicholas Gray (HTCSource)

 

WWDC Summary

(3:38)

The news from WWDC delivered in just a few minutes and some in-depth discussion.

Fishing for the U11

(30:10)

See you soon!

]]>
The Worldwide Developers Conference left us with plenty to work with in both the software and hardware departments, including Apple's first smart speaker entry that looks... well, it's uhhh.... interesting. We cover that and a controversy that pitted HTC fans with content creators and observers all alike with our guest, Nick Gray.

Make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:10pm Eastern on June 8th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 256

RSS Feed

iTunes Link

XBox Music Link

Direct Download

Recording Date

June 8, 2017

Hosts

Jules Wang

Adam Doud

Guest

Nicholas Gray (HTCSource)

 

WWDC Summary

(3:38)

The news from WWDC delivered in just a few minutes and some in-depth discussion.

Fishing for the U11

(30:10)

See you soon!

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 255: The Unnecessary LG phones and the Essential Phone]]> Sat, 03 Jun 2017 10:00:00 GMT 1:17:54 yes LG seems to have plenty on its back burners at the moment. One uncovered initial design for the V30 seems to have been very ideal, but would be prone to being overpromised and undercooked. The G6 gets Sidekicks to party with in Korea (and potentially the world) while the news isn't so great at Samsung, we hear.

Most importantly, we've stopped Chris Davies from driving another review car for SlashGear just long enough for him to talk with us about why Andy Rubin made his Danger-ous decision to make another Android phone and call it... Essential. Trust us, it's gonna be more than about just one phone. 

It's a podcast Playground this week, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:10pm Eastern on June 1st, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 255

 

Recording Date

June 1, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Chris Davies (SlashGear)

Sponsor

HelloFresh is on a mission to save home cooking (because it's too good to go away). It not only takes groceries farm-to-box, but gets you from couch-to-kitchen with recipes you can easily follow, handle and tackle no matter if you're a kitchen novice or a seasoned expert — most of them in under 30 minutes.

Ingredients come from the freshest sources and are measured to the exact quantities needed so there's no food waste. Plus, HelloFresh employs two full-time registered dieticians on staff who review each recipe to ensure it is nutritionally balanced.

Customers can order 3 to 5 different meals per week designed for 2 or 4 people for under $10 a plate — but Pocketnow Weekly listeners can get $30 off their first week of deliveries by visiting hellofresh.com and entering the code "POCKETNOW30" when they subscribe!

Thanks to HelloFresh for sponsoring this episode of the #PNWeekly!

News Summary

(9:50)

The news delivered in just a few minutes and a lotta bit of discussion.

Essentially Yours

(35:44)

  • From Essential Products, the Essential PH-1 is a $699 modular device running Android...
  • But the Essential Home is said to take on any assistant you throw at it
  • Things start rolling out this month and will work on all major US networks
  • EXTRA: Will Spigen destroy Essential's brand?

See you soon!

]]>
LG seems to have plenty on its back burners at the moment. One uncovered initial design for the V30 seems to have been very ideal, but would be prone to being overpromised and undercooked. The G6 gets Sidekicks to party with in Korea (and potentially the world) while the news isn't so great at Samsung, we hear.

Most importantly, we've stopped Chris Davies from driving another review car for SlashGear just long enough for him to talk with us about why Andy Rubin made his Danger-ous decision to make another Android phone and call it... Essential. Trust us, it's gonna be more than about just one phone. 

It's a podcast Playground this week, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:10pm Eastern on June 1st, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 255

 

Recording Date

June 1, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Chris Davies (SlashGear)

Sponsor

HelloFresh is on a mission to save home cooking (because it's too good to go away). It not only takes groceries farm-to-box, but gets you from couch-to-kitchen with recipes you can easily follow, handle and tackle no matter if you're a kitchen novice or a seasoned expert — most of them in under 30 minutes.

Ingredients come from the freshest sources and are measured to the exact quantities needed so there's no food waste. Plus, HelloFresh employs two full-time registered dieticians on staff who review each recipe to ensure it is nutritionally balanced.

Customers can order 3 to 5 different meals per week designed for 2 or 4 people for under $10 a plate — but Pocketnow Weekly listeners can get $30 off their first week of deliveries by visiting hellofresh.com and entering the code "POCKETNOW30" when they subscribe!

Thanks to HelloFresh for sponsoring this episode of the #PNWeekly!

News Summary

(9:50)

The news delivered in just a few minutes and a lotta bit of discussion.

Essentially Yours

(35:44)

  • From Essential Products, the Essential PH-1 is a $699 modular device running Android...
  • But the Essential Home is said to take on any assistant you throw at it
  • Things start rolling out this month and will work on all major US networks
  • EXTRA: Will Spigen destroy Essential's brand?

See you soon!

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 254: Convertibles, Project Treble and Fear China!]]> Sat, 27 May 2017 10:00:00 GMT 1:52:36 yes This week had a load of convertibles thrown upon us — and we're not talking about Corvettes. We intersect Surface Pro and MateBook with Chinese companies winning and flailing and playing some sleight of hand, plus a quick hot take or two on how Android O will save Google from the big "F-word," all on this week's show.

Our own Adam Z. Lein joins us for this tailspin, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 11:15pm Eastern on May 25th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 254

 

Recording Date

May 25, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Adam Z. Lein

 

News Summary

(3:51)

The news delivered in just a few minutes and a lotta bit of discussion.

Converting the PC

(36:23)

Project Treble

(1:30:30)

Fragmentation's been causing a lot of trouble in Android land. Will the next version fix things up with Project Treble's way of letting vendors implement code without hand-holding Android code?

See you soon!

]]>
This week had a load of convertibles thrown upon us — and we're not talking about Corvettes. We intersect Surface Pro and MateBook with Chinese companies winning and flailing and playing some sleight of hand, plus a quick hot take or two on how Android O will save Google from the big "F-word," all on this week's show.

Our own Adam Z. Lein joins us for this tailspin, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 11:15pm Eastern on May 25th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 254

 

Recording Date

May 25, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Adam Z. Lein

 

News Summary

(3:51)

The news delivered in just a few minutes and a lotta bit of discussion.

Converting the PC

(36:23)

Project Treble

(1:30:30)

Fragmentation's been causing a lot of trouble in Android land. Will the next version fix things up with Project Treble's way of letting vendors implement code without hand-holding Android code?

See you soon!

]]>
<![CDATA[#PNWeekly 253: Let's chat HTC U11 and playing Zelda on your phone!]]> Fri, 19 May 2017 23:28:08 GMT 1:11:54 yes This is a special podcast folks. It's our pleasure to introduce you to a new team member here at Pocketnow. Joel "the new guy" will be joining us to chat about the HTC U11! Also, what's the deal with Nintendo? Will we get a killer Zelda game for our phones?

Plus we'll cover the top stories from Pocketnow.com!

Watch the video recorded from 9:45pm Pacific on May 17th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 253 Recording Date

May 17, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Joel Heslop

  News Summary

The news delivered in just a few minutes and a lotta bit of discussion.

Is HTC on the right track with the U11?

Say hello to a new contributor on Pocketnow! Joel drops by to chat about our first impressions with the HTC U11.

 

See you soon!

]]>
This is a special podcast folks. It's our pleasure to introduce you to a new team member here at Pocketnow. Joel "the new guy" will be joining us to chat about the HTC U11! Also, what's the deal with Nintendo? Will we get a killer Zelda game for our phones?

Plus we'll cover the top stories from Pocketnow.com!

Watch the video recorded from 9:45pm Pacific on May 17th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 253 Recording Date

May 17, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Joel Heslop

  News Summary

The news delivered in just a few minutes and a lotta bit of discussion.

Is HTC on the right track with the U11?

Say hello to a new contributor on Pocketnow! Joel drops by to chat about our first impressions with the HTC U11.

 

See you soon!

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 252: Google Fuchsia and OnePlus 5 Leaks]]> Sat, 13 May 2017 04:06:37 GMT 59:24 yes We've got a lot to talk about this week. Google's Fuchsia stirred up quite a few Android fans. Will this be the Google's next operating system? We also got a sneak peek at the next OnePlus. We had to bring on a guest to discuss these stories, so Enobong Etteh from BooredAtWork drops by to chat.

Plus we'll cover the top stories from Pocketnow.com!

Watch the video recorded from 2:15pm Pacific on May 11th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 252 Recording Date

May 11, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Enobong Etteh (Booredatwork)

  News Summary

The news delivered in just a few minutes and a lotta bit of discussion.

OnePlus 5 and Fuchsia

 

See you soon!

]]>
We've got a lot to talk about this week. Google's Fuchsia stirred up quite a few Android fans. Will this be the Google's next operating system? We also got a sneak peek at the next OnePlus. We had to bring on a guest to discuss these stories, so Enobong Etteh from BooredAtWork drops by to chat.

Plus we'll cover the top stories from Pocketnow.com!

Watch the video recorded from 2:15pm Pacific on May 11th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 252 Recording Date

May 11, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Enobong Etteh (Booredatwork)

  News Summary

The news delivered in just a few minutes and a lotta bit of discussion.

OnePlus 5 and Fuchsia

 

See you soon!

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 251: Making the BlackBerry KEYone cool to normals]]> Sat, 06 May 2017 10:00:00 GMT 1:43:16 yes We cover a little news and talk about big impacts this week: Apple may not have an iPhone 8 ready in time for this fall while Microsoft tries to compete against the Chromebook and the Macbook at the same time. Also, Apple sheeple are rightly pissed and so is a certain prescriptivist language masseuse of ours.

Beyond that, we have our old news editor, now PhoneArena's Stephen Schenck on to trade notes, feelings and hopes for TCL, BlackBerry, the KEYone and you. Do you even want a smartphone keyboard these days We discuss all that and a little bit more, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:15pm Eastern on May 4th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 251 Recording Date

May 4, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Stephen Schenck (PhoneArena)

  News Summary

(6:05)

The news delivered in just a few minutes and a lotta bit of discussion.

Playing the KEYone hi-key

(49:55)

See you soon!

]]>
We cover a little news and talk about big impacts this week: Apple may not have an iPhone 8 ready in time for this fall while Microsoft tries to compete against the Chromebook and the Macbook at the same time. Also, Apple sheeple are rightly pissed and so is a certain prescriptivist language masseuse of ours.

Beyond that, we have our old news editor, now PhoneArena's Stephen Schenck on to trade notes, feelings and hopes for TCL, BlackBerry, the KEYone and you. Do you even want a smartphone keyboard these days We discuss all that and a little bit more, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:15pm Eastern on May 4th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 251 Recording Date

May 4, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Stephen Schenck (PhoneArena)

  News Summary

(6:05)

The news delivered in just a few minutes and a lotta bit of discussion.

Playing the KEYone hi-key

(49:55)

See you soon!

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 250: Our Galaxy S8 review... won't be like this]]> Sat, 29 Apr 2017 10:00:00 GMT 1:15:32 yes Yes, we're on week two of yapping Galaxy S8. But we wanted turn the conversation around to the editors and YouTubers doing the reviews — how did they handle being under the pressure of an embargo? If they weren't under one and just decided to get shove videos out as fast as possible, how does that forward the mobile tech conversation? And with all the hard work people put into this content, does the pageantry of it all nullify any of the elbow grease?

This week, we chat with a guy that's had to research a whole bunch of Galaxy S8 reviews, Engadget social media manager Evan Rodgers. Make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:10pm Eastern on April 27th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 250

 

Recording Date

April 27, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Evan Rodgers (Engadget)

Sponsor

This week’s episode of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast is made possible by:

We get it. You’re busy. That doesn’t mean you don’t have time to put together interesting meals using high quality ingredients. Blue Apron takes the guesswork out of cooking, delivering the exact amounts of food you need for each recipe.

All ingredients, meats, and vegetables are sourced ethically using sustainable sources. Each week you can customize your menu to fit your particular tastes and dietary restrictions, including vegetarian options. Blue Apron has an extensive collection of recipes, and subscribers won’t encounter the same meal twice over the course of a year, unless requested.

Cooking together can help improve family bonds, and Blue Apron families cook together three times more often. You will love how good it feels, and tastes, to create incredible home cooked meals with Blue Apron, so don’t wait!

Meals are delivered to 99% of the continental United States and it costs are under $10 per serving. Check out this week’s menu and get your first three meals free by going to http://blueapron.com/pocketnow.

News Summary

(5:18)

The news, now in delivered in three quick minutes, and a little bit of discussion.

The Galaxy S8 metareview

(34:03)

See you soon!

]]>
Yes, we're on week two of yapping Galaxy S8. But we wanted turn the conversation around to the editors and YouTubers doing the reviews — how did they handle being under the pressure of an embargo? If they weren't under one and just decided to get shove videos out as fast as possible, how does that forward the mobile tech conversation? And with all the hard work people put into this content, does the pageantry of it all nullify any of the elbow grease?

This week, we chat with a guy that's had to research a whole bunch of Galaxy S8 reviews, Engadget social media manager Evan Rodgers. Make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:10pm Eastern on April 27th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 250

 

Recording Date

April 27, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Evan Rodgers (Engadget)

Sponsor

This week’s episode of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast is made possible by:

We get it. You’re busy. That doesn’t mean you don’t have time to put together interesting meals using high quality ingredients. Blue Apron takes the guesswork out of cooking, delivering the exact amounts of food you need for each recipe.

All ingredients, meats, and vegetables are sourced ethically using sustainable sources. Each week you can customize your menu to fit your particular tastes and dietary restrictions, including vegetarian options. Blue Apron has an extensive collection of recipes, and subscribers won’t encounter the same meal twice over the course of a year, unless requested.

Cooking together can help improve family bonds, and Blue Apron families cook together three times more often. You will love how good it feels, and tastes, to create incredible home cooked meals with Blue Apron, so don’t wait!

Meals are delivered to 99% of the continental United States and it costs are under $10 per serving. Check out this week’s menu and get your first three meals free by going to http://blueapron.com/pocketnow.

News Summary

(5:18)

The news, now in delivered in three quick minutes, and a little bit of discussion.

The Galaxy S8 metareview

(34:03)

See you soon!

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 249: our Galaxy S8 gripes, glory and glare]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:00:00 GMT 1:06:38 yes We introduce a new format to our show in time to give a nice, deep dive on what we think of the Galaxy S8 so far. That includes the handsiness of the thing and the AKG-not-AKG earbuds that come with every phone. We also tackle a ton of news in a short bit of time, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:10pm Eastern on April 20th (coming soon), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 249

 

Recording Date

April 20, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Sponsor

This week’s episode of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast is made possible by:

We get it. You’re busy. That doesn’t mean you don’t have time to put together interesting meals using high quality ingredients. Blue Apron takes the guesswork out of cooking, delivering the exact amounts of food you need for each recipe.

All ingredients, meats, and vegetables are sourced ethically using sustainable sources. Each week you can customize your menu to fit your particular tastes and dietary restrictions, including vegetarian options. Blue Apron has an extensive collection of recipes, and subscribers won’t encounter the same meal twice over the course of a year, unless requested.

Cooking together can help improve family bonds, and Blue Apron families cook together three times more often. You will love how good it feels, and tastes, to create incredible home cooked meals with Blue Apron, so don’t wait!

Meals are delivered to 99% of the continental United States and it costs are under $10 per serving. Check out this week’s menu and get your first three meals free by going to http://blueapron.com/pocketnow.

News Summary

(7:23)

The news, now in delivered in three quick minutes, and a little bit of discussion.

The Galaxy S8 So Far...

(21:05)

See you soon!

]]>
We introduce a new format to our show in time to give a nice, deep dive on what we think of the Galaxy S8 so far. That includes the handsiness of the thing and the AKG-not-AKG earbuds that come with every phone. We also tackle a ton of news in a short bit of time, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:10pm Eastern on April 20th (coming soon), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 249

 

Recording Date

April 20, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Sponsor

This week’s episode of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast is made possible by:

We get it. You’re busy. That doesn’t mean you don’t have time to put together interesting meals using high quality ingredients. Blue Apron takes the guesswork out of cooking, delivering the exact amounts of food you need for each recipe.

All ingredients, meats, and vegetables are sourced ethically using sustainable sources. Each week you can customize your menu to fit your particular tastes and dietary restrictions, including vegetarian options. Blue Apron has an extensive collection of recipes, and subscribers won’t encounter the same meal twice over the course of a year, unless requested.

Cooking together can help improve family bonds, and Blue Apron families cook together three times more often. You will love how good it feels, and tastes, to create incredible home cooked meals with Blue Apron, so don’t wait!

Meals are delivered to 99% of the continental United States and it costs are under $10 per serving. Check out this week’s menu and get your first three meals free by going to http://blueapron.com/pocketnow.

News Summary

(7:23)

The news, now in delivered in three quick minutes, and a little bit of discussion.

The Galaxy S8 So Far...

(21:05)

See you soon!

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 248: the LG G6 sucks, but kinda only in this one aspect]]> Sat, 15 Apr 2017 10:00:00 GMT 1:54:30 yes Our LG G6 Review Rebuttal has stirred up a little brouhaha and is getting us into a discussion about what our Real Camera Review lacks. Because controversy is a strange bedfellow to sit beside. But not as weird as... the King. We circle around LG, dance with watches, laugh at the "liquidmorphium" phone (again) and circle around... Samsung... hey, wait!

Make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:05pm Eastern on April 13th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com or use the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 248

 

Recording Date

April 14, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

First Things First...

(00:02:59)

We take on the other, uglier side of the LG G6 in our Review Rebuttal and discuss why our Real Camera Review series doesn't include a key component to many users' experience: speed.

News

53:01 | OK, Burger King, was this really a good idea?

58:05 | Windows Cloud heads for ed heads on May 2

1:05:43 | Bixby holds back Samsung

1:11:28 | LG bootloop class action expands

1:15:51 | US Cellular is going to keep it in the family

1:20:24 | T-Mobile snatches basic ZTE Quartz AW2 watch

1:23:39 | Fitbit acquires ingredients and fans, but can it deliver?

1:27:09 | Apple's said to be cutting down on sugar for the Watch

1:33:46 | Turing's getting TCL to build its "liquidmorphium" phone

 

Listener Mail

(01:38:51)

Travis ponders how to get his thumb from here to there while Andrew (yes, that Andrew) is wondering about Samsung entering into a new age of gimmickery. We didn't mention it in the show, but we wanted to include Renato's thoughts following last week's discussion on how the Galaxy S8 handles its battery.

Send your question in at podcast@pocketnow.com and through the #PNWeekly hashtag on social media!

See you soon!

]]>
Our LG G6 Review Rebuttal has stirred up a little brouhaha and is getting us into a discussion about what our Real Camera Review lacks. Because controversy is a strange bedfellow to sit beside. But not as weird as... the King. We circle around LG, dance with watches, laugh at the "liquidmorphium" phone (again) and circle around... Samsung... hey, wait!

Make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:05pm Eastern on April 13th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com or use the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 248

 

Recording Date

April 14, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

First Things First...

(00:02:59)

We take on the other, uglier side of the LG G6 in our Review Rebuttal and discuss why our Real Camera Review series doesn't include a key component to many users' experience: speed.

News

53:01 | OK, Burger King, was this really a good idea?

58:05 | Windows Cloud heads for ed heads on May 2

1:05:43 | Bixby holds back Samsung

1:11:28 | LG bootloop class action expands

1:15:51 | US Cellular is going to keep it in the family

1:20:24 | T-Mobile snatches basic ZTE Quartz AW2 watch

1:23:39 | Fitbit acquires ingredients and fans, but can it deliver?

1:27:09 | Apple's said to be cutting down on sugar for the Watch

1:33:46 | Turing's getting TCL to build its "liquidmorphium" phone

 

Listener Mail

(01:38:51)

Travis ponders how to get his thumb from here to there while Andrew (yes, that Andrew) is wondering about Samsung entering into a new age of gimmickery. We didn't mention it in the show, but we wanted to include Renato's thoughts following last week's discussion on how the Galaxy S8 handles its battery.

Send your question in at podcast@pocketnow.com and through the #PNWeekly hashtag on social media!

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 247: In a paradox, Xfinity Mobile and YouTube TV launch]]> Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:00:00 GMT 1:48:20 yes An internet video company wants to do TV while a cable provider wants to do wireless. If you're not chasing pigs in the air, you're not looking for synergy. We talk about Comcast trying out Xfinity Mobile and go over what YouTube TV can really do.

In other news, Samsung's rubbing its hands with the Galaxy S8+ and gnashing its teeth at an Israeli developer. BlackBerry looks up for the first time in a decade while the country around it worries about StingRays. But hey, that's not to stop us from reminiscing on something we didn't get to talk about: yams.

We've got a packed show and we're gonna move quickly, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:15pm Eastern on April 6th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com or use the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 247

 

Recording Date

April 6, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

First Things First...

News

14:34 | Xfinity Mobile is just one more thing to bundle into your cable...

20:43| YouTube TV rolls into its first markets

25:43 | Plenty of people are grabbing the Galaxy S8+

32:23 | Samsung plays ball with HEVC licensing

39:43 | BlackBerry inking a profit soon?

45:16 | Tizen is security trash and Samsung is grudgingly fixing it

52:11 | Stingrayed in Ottawa: From Russia, with love?

56:28 | LeEco's fall from the US race

1:02:44 | PAX puts Android first with royalty-free patents

1:07:01 | The Alcatel Flash has four cameras on it!

1:08:57 | The Cerulean Moment gives Windows 10 Mobile a moment

1:16:00 | The remnants of April Fool's Day: Google hams, we yam

What's up with the iPhone 8?

(01:23:50)

Listener Mail

(01:35:17)

Collin has a question about smartphone batteries in 2017. Send your question in at podcast@pocketnow.com and through the #PNWeekly hashtag on social media!

See you soon!

]]>
An internet video company wants to do TV while a cable provider wants to do wireless. If you're not chasing pigs in the air, you're not looking for synergy. We talk about Comcast trying out Xfinity Mobile and go over what YouTube TV can really do.

In other news, Samsung's rubbing its hands with the Galaxy S8+ and gnashing its teeth at an Israeli developer. BlackBerry looks up for the first time in a decade while the country around it worries about StingRays. But hey, that's not to stop us from reminiscing on something we didn't get to talk about: yams.

We've got a packed show and we're gonna move quickly, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:15pm Eastern on April 6th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com or use the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 247

 

Recording Date

April 6, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

First Things First...

News

14:34 | Xfinity Mobile is just one more thing to bundle into your cable...

20:43| YouTube TV rolls into its first markets

25:43 | Plenty of people are grabbing the Galaxy S8+

32:23 | Samsung plays ball with HEVC licensing

39:43 | BlackBerry inking a profit soon?

45:16 | Tizen is security trash and Samsung is grudgingly fixing it

52:11 | Stingrayed in Ottawa: From Russia, with love?

56:28 | LeEco's fall from the US race

1:02:44 | PAX puts Android first with royalty-free patents

1:07:01 | The Alcatel Flash has four cameras on it!

1:08:57 | The Cerulean Moment gives Windows 10 Mobile a moment

1:16:00 | The remnants of April Fool's Day: Google hams, we yam

What's up with the iPhone 8?

(01:23:50)

Listener Mail

(01:35:17)

Collin has a question about smartphone batteries in 2017. Send your question in at podcast@pocketnow.com and through the #PNWeekly hashtag on social media!

See you soon!

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 246 Bonus Episode]]> Sun, 02 Apr 2017 14:00:00 GMT 16:09 yes As promised, we're giving you an extra knockout treatment this week with a bonus download of this week's #PNWeekly. These are scatterings of the team's night after the Galaxy Unpacked event in New York with scenes ranging from the 42nd Street-Times Square station to... 42nd Street-Times Square. And then Times Square. And then to our Airbnb at 8th and 50th, where we had sudden breaks between segments of our podcast - you'll know why.

Definitely get a blast of what Ricky Villacrez of GSMArena thinks about the iPhone 5c, what Jaime Rivera thinks of traffic in Guatemala and why Juan Carlos Bagnell is just so mean at Starbucks. Also, Jules Wang eats a cannolo somewhere.

No fancy editing, not even bleeps to splice the clips. It all happened in a blur, so we'd figure that this get presented as a blur. Enjoy!

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As promised, we're giving you an extra knockout treatment this week with a bonus download of this week's #PNWeekly. These are scatterings of the team's night after the Galaxy Unpacked event in New York with scenes ranging from the 42nd Street-Times Square station to... 42nd Street-Times Square. And then Times Square. And then to our Airbnb at 8th and 50th, where we had sudden breaks between segments of our podcast - you'll know why.

Definitely get a blast of what Ricky Villacrez of GSMArena thinks about the iPhone 5c, what Jaime Rivera thinks of traffic in Guatemala and why Juan Carlos Bagnell is just so mean at Starbucks. Also, Jules Wang eats a cannolo somewhere.

No fancy editing, not even bleeps to splice the clips. It all happened in a blur, so we'd figure that this get presented as a blur. Enjoy!

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 246: Geared (360) for the Galaxy S8]]> Sat, 01 Apr 2017 10:00:00 GMT 1:35:39 yes We're not gonna lie: you might need to strain your ears a bit as four tech talkers crowding around an overheating 360-degree camera and one microphone might not produce the best results in audio. It's especially the case after a day of taking notes, an afternoon of crafting video and a night of chewing up Manhattan through noodles, lager, a little competitive Pac-Man and some Oreo mousse.

Ricky Villacrez of GSMArena joins us to discuss as much as we can surmise about the Galaxy S8. We barely get through dealing with the all-new Samsung Gear 360 to even record the video for this show, — 'cause we like to be special — but audio podcast streamers will be able to get the more "polished" version and a "bonus" episode of random clips from throughout the evening.

It's time to get charged and ready (unlike the four of us) for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 1:45am on March 30th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

Continue the conversation on Twitter and other social media by using the #PNWeekly hashtag and send listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 246 Recording Date

March 30, 2017

Hosts

Juan Bagnell

Jaime Rivera

Jules Wang

Ricky Villacrez (GSMArena)

Sponsor

This week’s episode of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast is made possible by: Mara.ai

Technology has changed the way we run.

Thanks to Smart phones, now even casual runners can map their routes, create pump-up playlists, and track their progress. However, taking advantage of all of these technologies has always meant stopping to look at your phone, which means losing motion and momentum. That’s about to change, because now there’s MARA: a hands-free running assistant that uses voice recognition and the microphone in your earbuds to help you optimize your runs.

You can tell her what kind of run you’d like to do, ask questions about your speed, pace, or location, or have her play albums and playlists from your music library. MARA can also tell you how you are doing in comparison to your past runs or warn you about changes in weather, like if it’s about to rain. She’ll even track your progress by noting all of your hotspots and rough legs, each time you run. You can connect MARA to Amazon Alexa-enabled devices and ask her about lifetime statistics, and records you’ve set while you get ready for your next run.

Visit MARA.ai to download your free virtual running assistant today!

 

Galaxy Unpacked

Yep, this pretty much takes up our whole show... well, almost. Check out our complete coverage of the Galaxy Unpacked show with text and video pieces from Pocketnow.

Galaxy S8 with our hands-on video | Galaxy S8+ with our hands-on video | Bixby | Pricing and availability posts | New Gear 360 | Gear VR with Controller availabilityGalaxy S8 Microsoft Edition | Samsung DeX details and pricingThe Look Ahead

More videos: S8 vs. LG G6 | S8+ vs. iPhone 7 Plus | S8 vs. S7 | S8 vs. S8+ | Camera Tour

See you soon!

]]>
We're not gonna lie: you might need to strain your ears a bit as four tech talkers crowding around an overheating 360-degree camera and one microphone might not produce the best results in audio. It's especially the case after a day of taking notes, an afternoon of crafting video and a night of chewing up Manhattan through noodles, lager, a little competitive Pac-Man and some Oreo mousse.

Ricky Villacrez of GSMArena joins us to discuss as much as we can surmise about the Galaxy S8. We barely get through dealing with the all-new Samsung Gear 360 to even record the video for this show, — 'cause we like to be special — but audio podcast streamers will be able to get the more "polished" version and a "bonus" episode of random clips from throughout the evening.

It's time to get charged and ready (unlike the four of us) for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 1:45am on March 30th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

Continue the conversation on Twitter and other social media by using the #PNWeekly hashtag and send listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 246 Recording Date

March 30, 2017

Hosts

Juan Bagnell

Jaime Rivera

Jules Wang

Ricky Villacrez (GSMArena)

Sponsor

This week’s episode of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast is made possible by: Mara.ai

Technology has changed the way we run.

Thanks to Smart phones, now even casual runners can map their routes, create pump-up playlists, and track their progress. However, taking advantage of all of these technologies has always meant stopping to look at your phone, which means losing motion and momentum. That’s about to change, because now there’s MARA: a hands-free running assistant that uses voice recognition and the microphone in your earbuds to help you optimize your runs.

You can tell her what kind of run you’d like to do, ask questions about your speed, pace, or location, or have her play albums and playlists from your music library. MARA can also tell you how you are doing in comparison to your past runs or warn you about changes in weather, like if it’s about to rain. She’ll even track your progress by noting all of your hotspots and rough legs, each time you run. You can connect MARA to Amazon Alexa-enabled devices and ask her about lifetime statistics, and records you’ve set while you get ready for your next run.

Visit MARA.ai to download your free virtual running assistant today!

 

Galaxy Unpacked

Yep, this pretty much takes up our whole show... well, almost. Check out our complete coverage of the Galaxy Unpacked show with text and video pieces from Pocketnow.

Galaxy S8 with our hands-on video | Galaxy S8+ with our hands-on video | Bixby | Pricing and availability posts | New Gear 360 | Gear VR with Controller availabilityGalaxy S8 Microsoft Edition | Samsung DeX details and pricingThe Look Ahead

More videos: S8 vs. LG G6 | S8+ vs. iPhone 7 Plus | S8 vs. S7 | S8 vs. S8+ | Camera Tour

See you soon!

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 245: O wow, it's the first Android O developer preview]]> Sat, 25 Mar 2017 11:00:00 GMT 1:19:52 yes The most exciting thing about Android O is that we have about a half-year 'til it actually gets fully baked for us to really talk and care about. But we can definitely pick apart what we first got with our bare hands and voices this week.

It's the start of developer preview season and we tackle some other mobile tech news of the week, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:15pm Eastern on March 23rd, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 245 Recording Date

March 24, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Sponsor

This week’s episode of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast is made possible by:

We get it. You’re busy. That doesn’t mean you don’t have time to put together interesting meals using high quality ingredients. Blue Apron takes the guesswork out of cooking, delivering the exact amounts of food you need for each recipe.

All ingredients, meats, and vegetables are sourced ethically using sustainable sources. Each week you can customize your menu to fit your particular tastes and dietary restrictions, including vegetarian options. Blue Apron has an extensive collection of recipes, and subscribers won’t encounter the same meal twice over the course of a year, unless requested.

Cooking together can help improve family bonds, and Blue Apron families cook together three times more often. You will love how good it feels, and tastes, to create incredible home cooked meals with Blue Apron, so don’t wait!

Meals are delivered to 99% of the continental United States and it costs are under $10 per serving. Check out this week’s menu and get your first three meals free by going to http://blueapron.com/pocketnow.

Android O Developer Preview

(00:08:23)

 

We are off to the races for the next several months as Android O takes form in the eyes of developers and, soon, beta testers. Here's our flashy video about it.

News

40:49 | Apple's quiet boatload ft. the (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7

48:03| Bixby is officially Samsung's to own

51:20 | The ZTE Quartz doesn't look so loud for an Android Wear 2.0 watch

56:30 | Huawei's inroads with AT&T

1:00:52 | A more secure Android in 2016

1:07:00 | Start up, shut down — LeEco retreats from Silicon Valley headquarters

1:11:47 | SoftBank, Apple and the Essential question

 

See you soon!

]]>
The most exciting thing about Android O is that we have about a half-year 'til it actually gets fully baked for us to really talk and care about. But we can definitely pick apart what we first got with our bare hands and voices this week.

It's the start of developer preview season and we tackle some other mobile tech news of the week, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video recorded from 3:15pm Eastern on March 23rd, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 245 Recording Date

March 24, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Sponsor

This week’s episode of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast is made possible by:

We get it. You’re busy. That doesn’t mean you don’t have time to put together interesting meals using high quality ingredients. Blue Apron takes the guesswork out of cooking, delivering the exact amounts of food you need for each recipe.

All ingredients, meats, and vegetables are sourced ethically using sustainable sources. Each week you can customize your menu to fit your particular tastes and dietary restrictions, including vegetarian options. Blue Apron has an extensive collection of recipes, and subscribers won’t encounter the same meal twice over the course of a year, unless requested.

Cooking together can help improve family bonds, and Blue Apron families cook together three times more often. You will love how good it feels, and tastes, to create incredible home cooked meals with Blue Apron, so don’t wait!

Meals are delivered to 99% of the continental United States and it costs are under $10 per serving. Check out this week’s menu and get your first three meals free by going to http://blueapron.com/pocketnow.

Android O Developer Preview

(00:08:23)

 

We are off to the races for the next several months as Android O takes form in the eyes of developers and, soon, beta testers. Here's our flashy video about it.

News

40:49 | Apple's quiet boatload ft. the (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7

48:03| Bixby is officially Samsung's to own

51:20 | The ZTE Quartz doesn't look so loud for an Android Wear 2.0 watch

56:30 | Huawei's inroads with AT&T

1:00:52 | A more secure Android in 2016

1:07:00 | Start up, shut down — LeEco retreats from Silicon Valley headquarters

1:11:47 | SoftBank, Apple and the Essential question

 

See you soon!

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 244: LG G6 pricing, Galaxy S8 1000fps camera, and TK Bay drops by the lab!]]> Sat, 18 Mar 2017 04:26:23 GMT 1:13:15 yes Jules is on vacation AND we're still working on our new podcast format, so we enlisted Mr. TK Bay to fill in as our co-host this week. Let's talk about LG pricing and bezels. Samsung's fast camera and intelligent assistant, and let's look at Android Wear 2.0 watches at opposite ends of the pricing spectrum.

You can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter, or you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 244 Recording Date

March 17, 2017

Hosts

Juan Bagnell

TK Bay

 

LG G6 USA Pricing Revealed, and How About Those Bezels?


 

The LG G6 has changed Adam's mind on smaller bezels, and delivers a striking first impression. Will LG have a better solution on a 2:1 aspect ratio screen than Samsung's curvy sides? Also, let's chat pricing! The G6 sounds a LOT more reasonable in the USA than the European pricing might have indicated.

 

News

Huawei watch 2 Reactions with TK, and Android Wear 2.0 on the OR HuWatch.

Will Tag Heuer elevate Android Wear, or will Wear dilute Tag Heuer?

Apple's market share slipping in China.

Samsung Galaxy S8 to have a 1000FPS camera, and do we really care about Bixby?

Dear Google, we don't need another messenger app. Love, Pocketnow.

See you next week!

]]>
Jules is on vacation AND we're still working on our new podcast format, so we enlisted Mr. TK Bay to fill in as our co-host this week. Let's talk about LG pricing and bezels. Samsung's fast camera and intelligent assistant, and let's look at Android Wear 2.0 watches at opposite ends of the pricing spectrum.

You can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter, or you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 244 Recording Date

March 17, 2017

Hosts

Juan Bagnell

TK Bay

 

LG G6 USA Pricing Revealed, and How About Those Bezels?


 

The LG G6 has changed Adam's mind on smaller bezels, and delivers a striking first impression. Will LG have a better solution on a 2:1 aspect ratio screen than Samsung's curvy sides? Also, let's chat pricing! The G6 sounds a LOT more reasonable in the USA than the European pricing might have indicated.

 

News

Huawei watch 2 Reactions with TK, and Android Wear 2.0 on the OR HuWatch.

Will Tag Heuer elevate Android Wear, or will Wear dilute Tag Heuer?

Apple's market share slipping in China.

Samsung Galaxy S8 to have a 1000FPS camera, and do we really care about Bixby?

Dear Google, we don't need another messenger app. Love, Pocketnow.

See you next week!

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 243: It's review season with the LG G6, Huawei P10, HTC U Ultra]]> Sat, 11 Mar 2017 17:00:00 GMT 2:11:05 yes We have phones! We've got jokes! And we've got a slideshow to boot! The LG G6, the Huawei P10 and the HTC U Ultra are all in our possession and we've each got our gripes and hopes for each of them. 

We spend more than an hour with our Jaime Rivera to discuss, then dive into news and two separate conversations on Nokia and H.265 video, so make some popcorn and make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on March 9th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

Keep the conversation going by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter and send in your questions for us to answer at podcast@pocketnow.com!

Pocketnow Weekly 243 Recording Date

March 9, 2017

Host

Juan Bagnell

Jules Wang

Jaime Rivera

Sponsor

This week’s episode of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast is made possible by: Mara.ai

Technology has changed the way we run.

Thanks to Smart phones, now even casual runners can map their routes, create pump-up playlists, and track their progress. However, taking advantage of all of these technologies has always meant stopping to look at your phone, which means losing motion and momentum. That's about to change, because now there’s MARA: a hands-free running assistant that uses voice recognition and the microphone in your earbuds to help you optimize your runs.

You can tell her what kind of run you'd like to do, ask questions about your speed, pace, or location, or have her play albums and playlists from your music library. MARA can also tell you how you are doing in comparison to your past runs or warn you about changes in weather, like if it's about to rain. She’ll even track your progress by noting all of your hotspots and rough legs, each time you run. You can connect MARA to Amazon Alexa-enabled devices and ask her about lifetime statistics, and records you’ve set while you get ready for your next run.

Visit MARA.ai to download your free virtual running assistant today!

Gadgets in Hand

We have three phones in various stages of our review process right now. We start off with the mid-cycle LG G6 (7:26) and dish with our just-reviewed Huawei P10 (30:42). We take an Android Wear 2.0 break with the Huawei Watch 2 and LG Watch Sport (40:22) before finally wrapping up with the HTC U Ultra (58:32).

Jaime referred to a metallic watch band he bought on Amazon, but you should probably look at the wider range of options for the right size to fit your watch.

News

1:18:08 | 2017: the age of the iPhone 6? It's in India and Taiwan

1:22:32 | Galaxy S8 launch pushed back a week

1:25:38 | Google Pixel 2 keeps up, "2B" might not be a Pixel

1:27:18 | Android O rumored to tackle text features

1:31:39 | Is the goal of 8GB of RAM an "arms race"?

1:35:50 | Apple sub-contractors look to bulk up component offerings

1:38:50 | So, a OnePlus 5 is on the way, right?

1:43:04 | LG V20 comes into the spotlight at Canadian carriers

1:46:21 | Four names, one Huawei phone

Let's Talk About Nokia

(01:49:47)

We know the retro-chic Nokia 3310 feature phone is quite popular, but it's also getting at our nerves. So, what do the Nokia 3, 5 and 6 have to offer? Is Nokia really going to be able to pull "pure Android" off? And will HMD Global launch an Nokia 8 successfully in a saturated value flagship market?

HEVC or Bust!

(02:01:41)

We hedge a quick discussion on the debate of consumers being able to handle H.265 video, something that hasn't been readily taken in by Google and Apple.

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We have phones! We've got jokes! And we've got a slideshow to boot! The LG G6, the Huawei P10 and the HTC U Ultra are all in our possession and we've each got our gripes and hopes for each of them. 

We spend more than an hour with our Jaime Rivera to discuss, then dive into news and two separate conversations on Nokia and H.265 video, so make some popcorn and make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast!

Watch the video recorded from 3:00pm Eastern on March 9th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

Keep the conversation going by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter and send in your questions for us to answer at podcast@pocketnow.com!

Pocketnow Weekly 243 Recording Date

March 9, 2017

Host

Juan Bagnell

Jules Wang

Jaime Rivera

Sponsor

This week’s episode of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast is made possible by: Mara.ai

Technology has changed the way we run.

Thanks to Smart phones, now even casual runners can map their routes, create pump-up playlists, and track their progress. However, taking advantage of all of these technologies has always meant stopping to look at your phone, which means losing motion and momentum. That's about to change, because now there’s MARA: a hands-free running assistant that uses voice recognition and the microphone in your earbuds to help you optimize your runs.

You can tell her what kind of run you'd like to do, ask questions about your speed, pace, or location, or have her play albums and playlists from your music library. MARA can also tell you how you are doing in comparison to your past runs or warn you about changes in weather, like if it's about to rain. She’ll even track your progress by noting all of your hotspots and rough legs, each time you run. You can connect MARA to Amazon Alexa-enabled devices and ask her about lifetime statistics, and records you’ve set while you get ready for your next run.

Visit MARA.ai to download your free virtual running assistant today!

Gadgets in Hand

We have three phones in various stages of our review process right now. We start off with the mid-cycle LG G6 (7:26) and dish with our just-reviewed Huawei P10 (30:42). We take an Android Wear 2.0 break with the Huawei Watch 2 and LG Watch Sport (40:22) before finally wrapping up with the HTC U Ultra (58:32).

Jaime referred to a metallic watch band he bought on Amazon, but you should probably look at the wider range of options for the right size to fit your watch.

News

1:18:08 | 2017: the age of the iPhone 6? It's in India and Taiwan

1:22:32 | Galaxy S8 launch pushed back a week

1:25:38 | Google Pixel 2 keeps up, "2B" might not be a Pixel

1:27:18 | Android O rumored to tackle text features

1:31:39 | Is the goal of 8GB of RAM an "arms race"?

1:35:50 | Apple sub-contractors look to bulk up component offerings

1:38:50 | So, a OnePlus 5 is on the way, right?

1:43:04 | LG V20 comes into the spotlight at Canadian carriers

1:46:21 | Four names, one Huawei phone

Let's Talk About Nokia

(01:49:47)

We know the retro-chic Nokia 3310 feature phone is quite popular, but it's also getting at our nerves. So, what do the Nokia 3, 5 and 6 have to offer? Is Nokia really going to be able to pull "pure Android" off? And will HMD Global launch an Nokia 8 successfully in a saturated value flagship market?

HEVC or Bust!

(02:01:41)

We hedge a quick discussion on the debate of consumers being able to handle H.265 video, something that hasn't been readily taken in by Google and Apple.

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 242: The MWC 2017 wrap-up we would've done in Barcelona, but...]]> Sun, 05 Mar 2017 09:00:00 GMT 1:30:02 yes We could've wrapped this show up neatly in Barcelona and everything would be nice for the weekend. But when plans don't come about, your rest time comes falling apart. And you know what? We like that challenge here at Pocketnow.

Sony has the best phone of MWC, Lenovo's Motorola has some okay phones and is BlackBerry really going to be okay with the KEYone? Top it off with our star LG and the hulk that is Huawei and you've got a hefty podcast — so hefty, we decided to call in the reinforcements: Enobong Etteh from Booredatwork.

Make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the our video recorded at 11:05am Eastern on March 4th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

You can continue the mobile tech discussion by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter or shoot an email with your thoughts and questions to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 242

 

Recording Date

March 4, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Enobong Etteh (Booredatwork)

MWC 2017 Happened

(00:08:05)

6:15 | Are the Moto G5 and G5 Plus outmoded mid-rangers?

17:49 | The BlackBerry KEYone is a keystone in struggling efforts

36:57 | No Galaxy S8, so have the Galaxy Book and Galaxy Tab S3

44:18 | Four Sony Xperia phones, no hope for the XZ Premium?

54:40 | A little playtime with the LG G6

1:05:48 | Huawei P10, Huawei Watch 2: aesthetics challenges

See you soon!

]]>
We could've wrapped this show up neatly in Barcelona and everything would be nice for the weekend. But when plans don't come about, your rest time comes falling apart. And you know what? We like that challenge here at Pocketnow.

Sony has the best phone of MWC, Lenovo's Motorola has some okay phones and is BlackBerry really going to be okay with the KEYone? Top it off with our star LG and the hulk that is Huawei and you've got a hefty podcast — so hefty, we decided to call in the reinforcements: Enobong Etteh from Booredatwork.

Make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the our video recorded at 11:05am Eastern on March 4th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

You can continue the mobile tech discussion by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter or shoot an email with your thoughts and questions to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 242

 

Recording Date

March 4, 2017

Hosts

Juan Carlos Bagnell

Jules Wang

Enobong Etteh (Booredatwork)

MWC 2017 Happened

(00:08:05)

6:15 | Are the Moto G5 and G5 Plus outmoded mid-rangers?

17:49 | The BlackBerry KEYone is a keystone in struggling efforts

36:57 | No Galaxy S8, so have the Galaxy Book and Galaxy Tab S3

44:18 | Four Sony Xperia phones, no hope for the XZ Premium?

54:40 | A little playtime with the LG G6

1:05:48 | Huawei P10, Huawei Watch 2: aesthetics challenges

See you soon!

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 241: Forget MWC 2017, how about Android Oreo in space?]]> Sun, 26 Feb 2017 06:00:00 GMT 1:41:14 yes Would Mondelez International really let Google attach its Oreo trademark to the name of what will be the next version of Android? That may be the way the cookie crumbles. If you do decide to let it crumble, make sure to capture that moment on your new Snapchat Spectacles — you've got no line to wait in anymore — and post an album to Instagram. Between all that and the week's worries and frets from Samsung, we've pretty much got this podcast covered.

Well, okay, maybe we can talk a little bit about MWC 2017. That's where we'll start and we'll be answering YOUR questions throughout the show, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the live video broadcast from 11:30pm Eastern on February 24th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 241

 

Recording Date

February 24, 2017

Hosts

Adam Doud

Jules Wang

Sponsor

This week’s episode of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast is made possible by: Blue Apron

We get it. You’re busy. That doesn’t mean you don’t have time to put together interesting meals using high quality ingredients. Blue Apron takes the guesswork out of cooking, delivering the exact amounts of food you need for each recipe. All ingredients, meats, and vegetables are sourced ethically using sustainable sources.

Meals are delivered to 99% of the continental United States and it costs are under $10 per serving. Meals in February include:

  • Cashew Chicken Stir-Fry with Tango Mandarins & Jasmine Rice
  • Udon Noodle Soup with Miso & Soft-Boiled Eggs
  • Roasted Pork with Apple, Walnut, & Farro Salad and Crispy Barramundi with Quinoa & Roasted Carrot Salad

Each week you can customize your menu to fit your particular tastes and dietary restrictions, including vegetarian options. Blue Apron has an extensive collection of recipes, and subscribers won’t encounter the same meal twice over the course of a year, unless requested. Cooking together can help improve family bonds, and Blue Apron families cook together three times more often. You will love how good it feels, and tastes, to create incredible home cooked meals with Blue Apron, so don’t wait!

Check out this week’s menu and get your first three meals free by going to http://blueapron.com/pocketnow.

MWC 2017 Beckons

(00:08:05)

 

We have the ultimate cheat sheet as to what you can expect this weekend even before the actual show starts, so you've got no excuse to not be here and discuss all the trappings from LG, Nokia, Motorola, TCL and the others with us!

Look forward to next week's podcast where Juan Carlos Bagnell, Anton D. Nagy and Jaime Rivera come to you direct from Mobile World Congress 2017!

News

 

35:47 | It's 2013 all over again as Softbank wants to see a Sprint/T-Mobile merger

39:00 | Is it worth Apple's pain when you've got nothing to gain?

41:58 | What LTE-U means for you, me, the Big V and T-Mo

46:07 | NuAns revives itself with the Neo Reloaded for Android

50:48 | Jide's take on Android with Continuum to come in the summer

55:55 | rInstagram's 10-pack albums now ready for loading

57:35 | You can order some Snapchat Spectacles in a snap

1:01:50 | We need Android Pocky in our lives

Samsung This Week

(01:05:24)

With the Galaxy S8 expected tp tip the money and time scales this year, Samsung has an uphill battle in repairing its good name in some parts of the world. And Google isn't helping with the situation at all. We explain.

Your Reaction

(01:24:00)

Listener mail this week from Mark Hilton on our thoughts about refurbished Galaxy Note 7s, Daniel Bray on the Pebble gap and Saif Osman on Oreo's flirtatious game with Google, plus your reactions through Twitter with the hashtag #PNWeekly throughout the show!

See you soon!

]]>
Would Mondelez International really let Google attach its Oreo trademark to the name of what will be the next version of Android? That may be the way the cookie crumbles. If you do decide to let it crumble, make sure to capture that moment on your new Snapchat Spectacles — you've got no line to wait in anymore — and post an album to Instagram. Between all that and the week's worries and frets from Samsung, we've pretty much got this podcast covered.

Well, okay, maybe we can talk a little bit about MWC 2017. That's where we'll start and we'll be answering YOUR questions throughout the show, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the live video broadcast from 11:30pm Eastern on February 24th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 241

 

Recording Date

February 24, 2017

Hosts

Adam Doud

Jules Wang

Sponsor

This week’s episode of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast is made possible by: Blue Apron

We get it. You’re busy. That doesn’t mean you don’t have time to put together interesting meals using high quality ingredients. Blue Apron takes the guesswork out of cooking, delivering the exact amounts of food you need for each recipe. All ingredients, meats, and vegetables are sourced ethically using sustainable sources.

Meals are delivered to 99% of the continental United States and it costs are under $10 per serving. Meals in February include:

  • Cashew Chicken Stir-Fry with Tango Mandarins & Jasmine Rice
  • Udon Noodle Soup with Miso & Soft-Boiled Eggs
  • Roasted Pork with Apple, Walnut, & Farro Salad and Crispy Barramundi with Quinoa & Roasted Carrot Salad

Each week you can customize your menu to fit your particular tastes and dietary restrictions, including vegetarian options. Blue Apron has an extensive collection of recipes, and subscribers won’t encounter the same meal twice over the course of a year, unless requested. Cooking together can help improve family bonds, and Blue Apron families cook together three times more often. You will love how good it feels, and tastes, to create incredible home cooked meals with Blue Apron, so don’t wait!

Check out this week’s menu and get your first three meals free by going to http://blueapron.com/pocketnow.

MWC 2017 Beckons

(00:08:05)

 

We have the ultimate cheat sheet as to what you can expect this weekend even before the actual show starts, so you've got no excuse to not be here and discuss all the trappings from LG, Nokia, Motorola, TCL and the others with us!

Look forward to next week's podcast where Juan Carlos Bagnell, Anton D. Nagy and Jaime Rivera come to you direct from Mobile World Congress 2017!

News

 

35:47 | It's 2013 all over again as Softbank wants to see a Sprint/T-Mobile merger

39:00 | Is it worth Apple's pain when you've got nothing to gain?

41:58 | What LTE-U means for you, me, the Big V and T-Mo

46:07 | NuAns revives itself with the Neo Reloaded for Android

50:48 | Jide's take on Android with Continuum to come in the summer

55:55 | rInstagram's 10-pack albums now ready for loading

57:35 | You can order some Snapchat Spectacles in a snap

1:01:50 | We need Android Pocky in our lives

Samsung This Week

(01:05:24)

With the Galaxy S8 expected tp tip the money and time scales this year, Samsung has an uphill battle in repairing its good name in some parts of the world. And Google isn't helping with the situation at all. We explain.

Your Reaction

(01:24:00)

Listener mail this week from Mark Hilton on our thoughts about refurbished Galaxy Note 7s, Daniel Bray on the Pebble gap and Saif Osman on Oreo's flirtatious game with Google, plus your reactions through Twitter with the hashtag #PNWeekly throughout the show!

See you soon!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 240: Thank goodness unlimited plans are alive again]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:35:00 GMT 2:05:02 yes Huawei sure has a strange idea about the color spectrum — it might paint the upcoming P10 in at least 13 of them with three shades of gold and a whopping four grains of gray. Then again, if you want to actually see some color, LG used bold hues for its capsule marketing bits it decided to distribute to press outlets (including Pocketnow).

This week's news also includes the rebirth of the unlimited data plan in the US from, of all carriers, Verizon. And for once, it has left the scrappy players scrambling for a response.

We lead off with that story plus we answer YOUR questions, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the live video broadcast from 10:00pm Pacific on February 17th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 240

 

Recording Date

February 17, 2017

Hosts

Juan Bagnell

Jules Wang

Sponsor

This week’s episode of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast is made possible by: Mara.ai

Technology has changed the way we run.

Thanks to Smart phones, now even casual runners can map their routes, create pump-up playlists, and track their progress. However, taking advantage of all of these technologies has always meant stopping to look at your phone, which means losing motion and momentum. That’s about to change, because now there’s MARA: a hands-free running assistant that uses voice recognition and the microphone in your earbuds to help you optimize your runs.

You can tell her what kind of run you’d like to do, ask questions about your speed, pace, or location, or have her play albums and playlists from your music library. MARA can also tell you how you are doing in comparison to your past runs or warn you about changes in weather, like if it’s about to rain. She’ll even track your progress by noting all of your hotspots and rough legs, each time you run. You can connect MARA to Amazon Alexa-enabled devices and ask her about lifetime statistics, and records you’ve set while you get ready for your next run.

Visit MARA.ai to download your free virtual running assistant today!

Unlimited Surprise

(00:06:38)

Verizon started painting the town red this week with its decision to bring back one form of an unlimited data plan — with a couple more competitive features than its existent equivlaents. This prompted T-Mobile to "one-up" its most basic plan (and get rid of an annoying speed bump along the way) and Sprint has followed suit as well. AT&T put out a clumsy response shortly after.

Who takes credit? Which plan works out to be the best for you? And what might be next as service plan prices continue to droop?

News

 

26:28 | A rainbow of Huawei P10 colors, misfortunate bland text and other rumors

40:08 | LG launches multi-front assault to tease press of G6

58:34 | As Galaxy S8 timeline pushes towards reality, how well can it perform?

1:04:11 | The iPhone 8's display: how many and how big?

1:17:54 | While we're on Apple, let's do a power lunch

1:28:10 | Is ZTE coming to crisis mode with Commerce Department sanctions?

1:36:39 | What will Xiaomi launch its Pinecone SoC on?

1:39:02 | Fossil hopes wearables will lead the way, but investors are wary-ble

1:47:35 | Eh, we wanted to throw in a mention of Sony and Pikachu in here

1:49:36 | OnePlus engages in the most unhygienic giveaway campaign for the sake of love

Your Reaction

(01:56:39)

Listener mail this week from Kobirul Ali, plus your reactions through Twitter with the hashtag #PNWeekly throughout the show!

See you soon!

]]>
Huawei sure has a strange idea about the color spectrum — it might paint the upcoming P10 in at least 13 of them with three shades of gold and a whopping four grains of gray. Then again, if you want to actually see some color, LG used bold hues for its capsule marketing bits it decided to distribute to press outlets (including Pocketnow).

This week's news also includes the rebirth of the unlimited data plan in the US from, of all carriers, Verizon. And for once, it has left the scrappy players scrambling for a response.

We lead off with that story plus we answer YOUR questions, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the live video broadcast from 10:00pm Pacific on February 17th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 240

 

Recording Date

February 17, 2017

Hosts

Juan Bagnell

Jules Wang

Sponsor

This week’s episode of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast is made possible by: Mara.ai

Technology has changed the way we run.

Thanks to Smart phones, now even casual runners can map their routes, create pump-up playlists, and track their progress. However, taking advantage of all of these technologies has always meant stopping to look at your phone, which means losing motion and momentum. That’s about to change, because now there’s MARA: a hands-free running assistant that uses voice recognition and the microphone in your earbuds to help you optimize your runs.

You can tell her what kind of run you’d like to do, ask questions about your speed, pace, or location, or have her play albums and playlists from your music library. MARA can also tell you how you are doing in comparison to your past runs or warn you about changes in weather, like if it’s about to rain. She’ll even track your progress by noting all of your hotspots and rough legs, each time you run. You can connect MARA to Amazon Alexa-enabled devices and ask her about lifetime statistics, and records you’ve set while you get ready for your next run.

Visit MARA.ai to download your free virtual running assistant today!

Unlimited Surprise

(00:06:38)

Verizon started painting the town red this week with its decision to bring back one form of an unlimited data plan — with a couple more competitive features than its existent equivlaents. This prompted T-Mobile to "one-up" its most basic plan (and get rid of an annoying speed bump along the way) and Sprint has followed suit as well. AT&T put out a clumsy response shortly after.

Who takes credit? Which plan works out to be the best for you? And what might be next as service plan prices continue to droop?

News

 

26:28 | A rainbow of Huawei P10 colors, misfortunate bland text and other rumors

40:08 | LG launches multi-front assault to tease press of G6

58:34 | As Galaxy S8 timeline pushes towards reality, how well can it perform?

1:04:11 | The iPhone 8's display: how many and how big?

1:17:54 | While we're on Apple, let's do a power lunch

1:28:10 | Is ZTE coming to crisis mode with Commerce Department sanctions?

1:36:39 | What will Xiaomi launch its Pinecone SoC on?

1:39:02 | Fossil hopes wearables will lead the way, but investors are wary-ble

1:47:35 | Eh, we wanted to throw in a mention of Sony and Pikachu in here

1:49:36 | OnePlus engages in the most unhygienic giveaway campaign for the sake of love

Your Reaction

(01:56:39)

Listener mail this week from Kobirul Ali, plus your reactions through Twitter with the hashtag #PNWeekly throughout the show!

See you soon!

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 239: Bendable Samsung Phones and Apple's Made for iPhone Proprietary Connector]]> Sat, 11 Feb 2017 08:43:37 GMT 1:55:12 yes Apple and Samsung lawsuit is being sent back to district courts. Samsung might be secretly showing off a bendable phone at MWC. If the iPhone costs $1000, might an expensive OLED display be to blame, and what's the deal with this new proprietary "Made for iPhone" connector?

Those stories, plus we answer YOUR viewer questions, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast!

Watch the live video broadcast from 10:00pm Pacific on February 9th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 239

RSS Feed

iTunes Link

XBox Music Link

Direct Download

Recording Date

February 9, 2017

Host

Juan Bagnell

Jules Wang

News

5:56 | Why the iPhone might be priced at $1000? Super spendy OLED display...

22:51 | Apple got rid of the headphone jack but will launch a new proprietary connector?

29:13 | Will Apple ever be able to see used iPhones in India?

36:51 | Apple vs Samsung Damages sent back to district court

43:53 | Will Samsung secretly show off a bendable phone at MWC?

44:48 | Samsung settles on conservative battery capacity for S8

49:28 | Verizon testing HTC powered by Qualcomm 835?

1:15:19 | Google working with NetEase on Play Store for China?

1:18:02 | Mozilla cutting jobs and shifting Firefox OS to IoT

1:22:36 | Redmi Note 4X Hatsune Miku edition just in time for Valentine's Day?

RIP Google Launcher & Benchmark Rigging

(01:26:59)

In our Video Redux this week, we say Rest in Peace to the Google Now Launcher, and we take another look at benchmark rigging smartphone stats. Should that be considered false advertising?

 

 

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Apple and Samsung lawsuit is being sent back to district courts. Samsung might be secretly showing off a bendable phone at MWC. If the iPhone costs $1000, might an expensive OLED display be to blame, and what's the deal with this new proprietary "Made for iPhone" connector?

Those stories, plus we answer YOUR viewer questions, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast!

Watch the live video broadcast from 10:00pm Pacific on February 9th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 239

RSS Feed

iTunes Link

XBox Music Link

Direct Download

Recording Date

February 9, 2017

Host

Juan Bagnell

Jules Wang

News

5:56 | Why the iPhone might be priced at $1000? Super spendy OLED display...

22:51 | Apple got rid of the headphone jack but will launch a new proprietary connector?

29:13 | Will Apple ever be able to see used iPhones in India?

36:51 | Apple vs Samsung Damages sent back to district court

43:53 | Will Samsung secretly show off a bendable phone at MWC?

44:48 | Samsung settles on conservative battery capacity for S8

49:28 | Verizon testing HTC powered by Qualcomm 835?

1:15:19 | Google working with NetEase on Play Store for China?

1:18:02 | Mozilla cutting jobs and shifting Firefox OS to IoT

1:22:36 | Redmi Note 4X Hatsune Miku edition just in time for Valentine's Day?

RIP Google Launcher & Benchmark Rigging

(01:26:59)

In our Video Redux this week, we say Rest in Peace to the Google Now Launcher, and we take another look at benchmark rigging smartphone stats. Should that be considered false advertising?

 

 

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 238: Tech, Earnings, and Advertising: This Week is All About the Money]]> Sat, 04 Feb 2017 08:45:00 GMT 1:44:34 yes This week is all about the money. Earnings reports from various companies have been posted. Tech products are being featured in sitcoms, and we're already getting bombarded by ads for "The Big Game"!

Those stories, plus we answer YOUR viewer questions, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast!

Watch the live video broadcast from 10:00pm Pacific on February 2nd, or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 238 Recording Date

February 2, 2017

Host

Juan Bagnell

Jules Wang

 

Sponsor

This week’s episode of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast is made possible by: Mara.ai

Technology has changed the way we run.

Thanks to Smart phones, now even casual runners can map their routes, create pump-up playlists, and track their progress. However, taking advantage of all of these technologies has always meant stopping to look at your phone, which means losing motion and momentum. That's about to change, because now there’s MARA: a hands-free running assistant that uses voice recognition and the microphone in your earbuds to help you optimize your runs.

You can tell her what kind of run you'd like to do, ask questions about your speed, pace, or location, or have her play albums and playlists from your music library. MARA can also tell you how you are doing in comparison to your past runs or warn you about changes in weather, like if it's about to rain. She’ll even track your progress by noting all of your hotspots and rough legs, each time you run. You can connect MARA to Amazon Alexa-enabled devices and ask her about lifetime statistics, and records you’ve set while you get ready for your next run.

Visit MARA.ai to download your free virtual running assistant today!

 

News

7:23 | LG Watch Sport may be pricey, so might LG G6

24:04 | Fitbit disappoints, lays off workers

28:38 | Apple meets first quarter expectations

37:40 | Razer buys Nextbit

44:34 | OnePlus and Meizu caught juicing benchmarks

52:58 | Windows 10 Cloud to fight Chromebooks

1:00:50 | Immigration ban tech impacts: free Viber calls and #DeleteUber

1:07:31 | Alexa can now place your Starbucks order

 

What's Wrong in Marketing This Week?

(01:10:22)

Sprint ad features patricide to avoid carrier costs

T-Mobile ups the cringe factor with Bieber spot

Huawei teams up with the "I'm a Mac" guy to promote Mate 9 and MateBook

Keyboard packing Blackberry pops up on Tim Allen's 'Last Man Standing'

AT&T fires back at T-Mobile's Nielsen win

T-Mobile teams up with Panda Express for Chinese New Year

ZTE majorly changing crowd designed and crowd funded "Hawkeye" phone

 

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This week is all about the money. Earnings reports from various companies have been posted. Tech products are being featured in sitcoms, and we're already getting bombarded by ads for "The Big Game"!

Those stories, plus we answer YOUR viewer questions, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast!

Watch the live video broadcast from 10:00pm Pacific on February 2nd, or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 238 Recording Date

February 2, 2017

Host

Juan Bagnell

Jules Wang

 

Sponsor

This week’s episode of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast is made possible by: Mara.ai

Technology has changed the way we run.

Thanks to Smart phones, now even casual runners can map their routes, create pump-up playlists, and track their progress. However, taking advantage of all of these technologies has always meant stopping to look at your phone, which means losing motion and momentum. That's about to change, because now there’s MARA: a hands-free running assistant that uses voice recognition and the microphone in your earbuds to help you optimize your runs.

You can tell her what kind of run you'd like to do, ask questions about your speed, pace, or location, or have her play albums and playlists from your music library. MARA can also tell you how you are doing in comparison to your past runs or warn you about changes in weather, like if it's about to rain. She’ll even track your progress by noting all of your hotspots and rough legs, each time you run. You can connect MARA to Amazon Alexa-enabled devices and ask her about lifetime statistics, and records you’ve set while you get ready for your next run.

Visit MARA.ai to download your free virtual running assistant today!

 

News

7:23 | LG Watch Sport may be pricey, so might LG G6

24:04 | Fitbit disappoints, lays off workers

28:38 | Apple meets first quarter expectations

37:40 | Razer buys Nextbit

44:34 | OnePlus and Meizu caught juicing benchmarks

52:58 | Windows 10 Cloud to fight Chromebooks

1:00:50 | Immigration ban tech impacts: free Viber calls and #DeleteUber

1:07:31 | Alexa can now place your Starbucks order

 

What's Wrong in Marketing This Week?

(01:10:22)

Sprint ad features patricide to avoid carrier costs

T-Mobile ups the cringe factor with Bieber spot

Huawei teams up with the "I'm a Mac" guy to promote Mate 9 and MateBook

Keyboard packing Blackberry pops up on Tim Allen's 'Last Man Standing'

AT&T fires back at T-Mobile's Nielsen win

T-Mobile teams up with Panda Express for Chinese New Year

ZTE majorly changing crowd designed and crowd funded "Hawkeye" phone

 

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 237: Galaxy S8 Rumor Round Up, Apple AI, and No HTC Smartwatches]]> Sun, 29 Jan 2017 16:00:00 GMT 2:06:20 yes Galaxy S8 rumors are sprouting up like, well, sprouts. We'll try to collect the newest leaks. Apple might be stepping up its AI game soon, while Facebook gains a new VP for VR. And No. Unequivocally, there will not be an HTC smartwatch. At least, not any time soon.

Those stories, plus we answer YOUR viewer questions, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast!

Watch the live video broadcast from 10:00pm Pacific on January 26th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 237

 

Recording Date

January 26, 2017

Host

Juan Bagnell

Jules Wang

 

Sponsor

This week’s episode of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast is made possible by:

We get it. You're busy. That doesn't mean you don't have time to put together interesting meals using high quality ingredients. Blue Apron takes the guess work out of cooking, delivering the exact amounts of food you need for each recipe. All ingredients, meats, and vegetables are sourced ethically using sustainable sources.

Meals are delivered to 99% of the continental United States, and the costs are under $10 per serving. Meals in January include Seared Pork Chops with Cranberry Chutney, Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms and Garlic Knots, and Spicy Shrimp with Korean Rice Cakes. Each week you can customize your menu to fit your particular tastes and dietary restrictions, including vegetarian options. Blue Apron has an extensive collection of recipes, and subscribers won't encounter the same meal twice over the course of a year, unless requested.

Cooking together can help improve family bonds, and Blue Apron families cook together three times more often. You will love how good it feels, and tastes, to create incredible home cooked meals with Blue Apron, so don’t wait! Check out this week's menu and get your first three meals free by going to http://blueapron.com/pocketnow.

 

News

9:50 | Galaxy S8 rumors are in full swing. AI, Screen, Specs, Navigation Controls, Always on Logo?

37:47 | Apple soon to join Artificial Intelligence partnership?

42:40 | Amidst lawsuits, Qualcomm still working with Apple on new chips

49:27 | No. HTC will not be making a smartwatch (any time soon)

56:59 | Japan LCD officially shows of flexible displays

1:04:39 | Hugo Barra leaves Xiaomi for Facebook VR

1:12:20 | Weak LG G5 sales blamed for overall company losses

1:25:34 | T-Mobile mocks DIRECTV NOW and AT&T's quarterly earnings dip

1:35:31 | Verizon adds international options to calling plans

See you next week!

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Galaxy S8 rumors are sprouting up like, well, sprouts. We'll try to collect the newest leaks. Apple might be stepping up its AI game soon, while Facebook gains a new VP for VR. And No. Unequivocally, there will not be an HTC smartwatch. At least, not any time soon.

Those stories, plus we answer YOUR viewer questions, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast!

Watch the live video broadcast from 10:00pm Pacific on January 26th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 237

 

Recording Date

January 26, 2017

Host

Juan Bagnell

Jules Wang

 

Sponsor

This week’s episode of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast is made possible by:

We get it. You're busy. That doesn't mean you don't have time to put together interesting meals using high quality ingredients. Blue Apron takes the guess work out of cooking, delivering the exact amounts of food you need for each recipe. All ingredients, meats, and vegetables are sourced ethically using sustainable sources.

Meals are delivered to 99% of the continental United States, and the costs are under $10 per serving. Meals in January include Seared Pork Chops with Cranberry Chutney, Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms and Garlic Knots, and Spicy Shrimp with Korean Rice Cakes. Each week you can customize your menu to fit your particular tastes and dietary restrictions, including vegetarian options. Blue Apron has an extensive collection of recipes, and subscribers won't encounter the same meal twice over the course of a year, unless requested.

Cooking together can help improve family bonds, and Blue Apron families cook together three times more often. You will love how good it feels, and tastes, to create incredible home cooked meals with Blue Apron, so don’t wait! Check out this week's menu and get your first three meals free by going to http://blueapron.com/pocketnow.

 

News

9:50 | Galaxy S8 rumors are in full swing. AI, Screen, Specs, Navigation Controls, Always on Logo?

37:47 | Apple soon to join Artificial Intelligence partnership?

42:40 | Amidst lawsuits, Qualcomm still working with Apple on new chips

49:27 | No. HTC will not be making a smartwatch (any time soon)

56:59 | Japan LCD officially shows of flexible displays

1:04:39 | Hugo Barra leaves Xiaomi for Facebook VR

1:12:20 | Weak LG G5 sales blamed for overall company losses

1:25:34 | T-Mobile mocks DIRECTV NOW and AT&T's quarterly earnings dip

1:35:31 | Verizon adds international options to calling plans

See you next week!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 236: Galaxy S7 Nougat, 600MHz Auction, and Battle of the Voice Assistants]]> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT 2:04:11 yes Inexpensive Android One phones are making their way to the United States. The Galaxy S7 is finally (kind of) getting Nougat. The 600MHz TV spectrum is selling way below expectations, and we have a voice assistant showdown!

Those stories, plus we answer YOUR viewer questions, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast!

Watch the live video broadcast from 10:00pm Pacific on January 19th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 236 Recording Date

January 19, 2017

Host

Juan Bagnell

Adam Doud

Jules Wang

 

2017 Mid-ranger vs. 2016 Flagship?

(00:06:08)

We've come to the time-honored discussion of whether you should trust your limited mobile technology buying power to a smash hit from last year or a modest package of this year. And it just so happens that our Adam Doud has been tracking this parallel for the past few years...

Voice Assistant Battle Royale!

(00:14:43)

Our own Adam Doud hosted a showdown between phone and home digital assistants. Each member of the Pocketnow editorial team offered up a question to see which assistant could tackle conversational commands better. At the same time we got word from Google that Google Assistant might get an offline mode. Are these digital butlers ready for prime time?

News

52:28 | Samsung Bixby rumored to get visual search

57:25 | Galaxy S7 Nougat update starting to roll out

1:09:46 | Moto G5 Plus looks to pick up new Qualcomm mid-range chipset

1:16:46 | Moto Z prices slashed at Verizon

1:19:25 | Google to expand Android One program to United States

1:26:52 | Nokia 6 Flash Sale over in under a minute, with over a million registrations

1:35:00 | Tag Heuer sells way more Connected smart watches than anticipated

600MHz spectrum sale ends with $10 billion in sales

(01:47:44)

The air we use for TV was put up for auction, and the telecommunication companies bids were severely lower than anticipated. This spectrum could help improve signal coverage and reception, so why didn't it sell better?

See you next week!

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Inexpensive Android One phones are making their way to the United States. The Galaxy S7 is finally (kind of) getting Nougat. The 600MHz TV spectrum is selling way below expectations, and we have a voice assistant showdown!

Those stories, plus we answer YOUR viewer questions, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast!

Watch the live video broadcast from 10:00pm Pacific on January 19th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 236 Recording Date

January 19, 2017

Host

Juan Bagnell

Adam Doud

Jules Wang

 

2017 Mid-ranger vs. 2016 Flagship?

(00:06:08)

We've come to the time-honored discussion of whether you should trust your limited mobile technology buying power to a smash hit from last year or a modest package of this year. And it just so happens that our Adam Doud has been tracking this parallel for the past few years...

Voice Assistant Battle Royale!

(00:14:43)

Our own Adam Doud hosted a showdown between phone and home digital assistants. Each member of the Pocketnow editorial team offered up a question to see which assistant could tackle conversational commands better. At the same time we got word from Google that Google Assistant might get an offline mode. Are these digital butlers ready for prime time?

News

52:28 | Samsung Bixby rumored to get visual search

57:25 | Galaxy S7 Nougat update starting to roll out

1:09:46 | Moto G5 Plus looks to pick up new Qualcomm mid-range chipset

1:16:46 | Moto Z prices slashed at Verizon

1:19:25 | Google to expand Android One program to United States

1:26:52 | Nokia 6 Flash Sale over in under a minute, with over a million registrations

1:35:00 | Tag Heuer sells way more Connected smart watches than anticipated

600MHz spectrum sale ends with $10 billion in sales

(01:47:44)

The air we use for TV was put up for auction, and the telecommunication companies bids were severely lower than anticipated. This spectrum could help improve signal coverage and reception, so why didn't it sell better?

See you next week!

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 235: Showing off the HTC U Ultra, RIP Froyo, and some early MWC 2017 teasers]]> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 10:53:01 GMT 1:49:22 yes Back from Las Vegas, and 2017 is in full swing for mobile tech. We've gone hands on with the new HTC. We're taking a look at what might be the new LG G6. We're pretty sure we'll see the Huawei P10 at MWC. And will we finally see a Google Voice update while Sprint and T-Mobile fight in the prepaid market?

Those stories, plus we answer YOUR viewer questions, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast!

Watch the live video broadcast from 10:00pm Pacific on January 12th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 235

 

Recording Date

January 12, 2017

Host

Juan Bagnell

Jules Wang

 

Sponsor

This week’s episode of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast is made possible by:

We get it. You're busy. That doesn't mean you don't have time to put together interesting meals using high quality ingredients. Blue Apron takes the guess work out of cooking, delivering the exact amounts of food you need for each recipe. All ingredients, meats, and vegetables are sourced ethically using sustainable sources.

Meals are delivered to 99% of the continental United States, and the costs are under $10 per serving. Meals in January include Seared Pork Chops with Cranberry Chutney, Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms and Garlic Knots, and Spicy Shrimp with Korean Rice Cakes. Each week you can customize your menu to fit your particular tastes and dietary restrictions, including vegetarian options. Blue Apron has an extensive collection of recipes, and subscribers won't encounter the same meal twice over the course of a year, unless requested.

Cooking together can help improve family bonds, and Blue Apron families cook together three times more often. You will love how good it feels, and tastes, to create incredible home cooked meals with Blue Apron, so don’t wait! Check out this week's menu and get your first three meals free by going to http://blueapron.com/pocketnow.

 

News

13:54 | We go hands on with the HTC U Ultra!

42:11 | Will we see the HTC Ocean and a Vive phone soon?

47:22 | LG G6 teaser whets our appetites for large screens and water resistance

53:16 | The Huawei P10's likely at MWC but what about this P8 lite (2017)?

1:02:27 | Xiaomi won't enter North American market by 2018

1:06:39 | Foxconn posts first annual sales decline.

1:11:31 | Google Voice update coming soon?!?!?

1:15:10 | CES bummer: Razer prototypes stolen from the show floor...

1:23:26 | 2017 claims an early tech death: RIP Froyo.

 

Will pre-paid disrupt the mobile market?

(01:27:10)

 

Google Voice might get an update, Project Fi is a great option for many Nexus/Pixel fans, and now Sprint is looking to Virgin Mobile to boost pre-paid numbers, and T-Mobile is taking steps to address post-paid billing. What might this mean for the future of consumer and carrier business?

See you next week!

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Back from Las Vegas, and 2017 is in full swing for mobile tech. We've gone hands on with the new HTC. We're taking a look at what might be the new LG G6. We're pretty sure we'll see the Huawei P10 at MWC. And will we finally see a Google Voice update while Sprint and T-Mobile fight in the prepaid market?

Those stories, plus we answer YOUR viewer questions, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast!

Watch the live video broadcast from 10:00pm Pacific on January 12th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 235

 

Recording Date

January 12, 2017

Host

Juan Bagnell

Jules Wang

 

Sponsor

This week’s episode of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast is made possible by:

We get it. You're busy. That doesn't mean you don't have time to put together interesting meals using high quality ingredients. Blue Apron takes the guess work out of cooking, delivering the exact amounts of food you need for each recipe. All ingredients, meats, and vegetables are sourced ethically using sustainable sources.

Meals are delivered to 99% of the continental United States, and the costs are under $10 per serving. Meals in January include Seared Pork Chops with Cranberry Chutney, Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms and Garlic Knots, and Spicy Shrimp with Korean Rice Cakes. Each week you can customize your menu to fit your particular tastes and dietary restrictions, including vegetarian options. Blue Apron has an extensive collection of recipes, and subscribers won't encounter the same meal twice over the course of a year, unless requested.

Cooking together can help improve family bonds, and Blue Apron families cook together three times more often. You will love how good it feels, and tastes, to create incredible home cooked meals with Blue Apron, so don’t wait! Check out this week's menu and get your first three meals free by going to http://blueapron.com/pocketnow.

 

News

13:54 | We go hands on with the HTC U Ultra!

42:11 | Will we see the HTC Ocean and a Vive phone soon?

47:22 | LG G6 teaser whets our appetites for large screens and water resistance

53:16 | The Huawei P10's likely at MWC but what about this P8 lite (2017)?

1:02:27 | Xiaomi won't enter North American market by 2018

1:06:39 | Foxconn posts first annual sales decline.

1:11:31 | Google Voice update coming soon?!?!?

1:15:10 | CES bummer: Razer prototypes stolen from the show floor...

1:23:26 | 2017 claims an early tech death: RIP Froyo.

 

Will pre-paid disrupt the mobile market?

(01:27:10)

 

Google Voice might get an update, Project Fi is a great option for many Nexus/Pixel fans, and now Sprint is looking to Virgin Mobile to boost pre-paid numbers, and T-Mobile is taking steps to address post-paid billing. What might this mean for the future of consumer and carrier business?

See you next week!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 234: CES 2017 wrap up on the road from Las Vegas]]> Sun, 08 Jan 2017 22:18:16 GMT 1:21:28 yes The CES show floor is closed for business. While I love Vegas, I also enjoy heading back home after a long week of covering tech. Jaime decided to hitch a ride back with me this year, and we thought it would be a great opportunity to capture our post show conversations, and turn them into this podcast you’re about to hear, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the inane ramblings of two exhausted tech editorialists.

Pocketnow Weekly 234

Recording Date

January 07, 2017

Host

Juan Bagnell

Jules Wang

Jaime Rivera

 

Putting Las Vegas in the Rear View Mirror

We saw a lot of cool tech on the CES show floor this year, though pickings for mobile were a bit slim. Jaime and Juan share some of their favorite hits and misses from the show while driving back to LA!

 

See you at next week!

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The CES show floor is closed for business. While I love Vegas, I also enjoy heading back home after a long week of covering tech. Jaime decided to hitch a ride back with me this year, and we thought it would be a great opportunity to capture our post show conversations, and turn them into this podcast you’re about to hear, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the inane ramblings of two exhausted tech editorialists.

Pocketnow Weekly 234

Recording Date

January 07, 2017

Host

Juan Bagnell

Jules Wang

Jaime Rivera

 

Putting Las Vegas in the Rear View Mirror

We saw a lot of cool tech on the CES show floor this year, though pickings for mobile were a bit slim. Jaime and Juan share some of their favorite hits and misses from the show while driving back to LA!

 

See you at next week!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 233: Best of 2016 and prepping for CES 2017]]> Sat, 31 Dec 2016 11:29:41 GMT 1:55:04 yes We're finally saying goodbye to 2016. A year full of highs and lows, which devices struck our fancy? Which gadgets fell flat? And what had us thinking deep? We'll discuss our remembrances and grievances throughout the show and taking a closer look at our wrap up videos, and looking forward to next year as CES is moving the calendar up on tech announcements for 2017.

Those stories, plus we answer YOUR viewer questions, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast!

Watch the live video broadcast from 10:00pm Pacific on December 29th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 233

Recording Date

December 29, 2016

Host

Juan Bagnell

Jules Wang

Adam Doud

 

News

32:28 | Optional S-Pen heading for Galaxy S8?

51:22 | Maybe the HTC Ocean will arrive on January 12th after all?

1:02:44 | After Cyanogenwhat will partners do for Nougat?

1:15:13 | Does Google even care why Pixel's are freezing?

 

Goodbye 2016 - Our best of the best, phones, cameras, and audio!

(01:27:57)

We ranked the best smartphone audio. We tackled the best smartphone cameras. We voted on the best smartphones at every price. 2016 is well finished. With an exciting wrap up, and some late arrivals, we now face a fast ramp up to 2017 with an early CES.

-

See you at CES 2017!

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We're finally saying goodbye to 2016. A year full of highs and lows, which devices struck our fancy? Which gadgets fell flat? And what had us thinking deep? We'll discuss our remembrances and grievances throughout the show and taking a closer look at our wrap up videos, and looking forward to next year as CES is moving the calendar up on tech announcements for 2017.

Those stories, plus we answer YOUR viewer questions, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast!

Watch the live video broadcast from 10:00pm Pacific on December 29th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 233

Recording Date

December 29, 2016

Host

Juan Bagnell

Jules Wang

Adam Doud

 

News

32:28 | Optional S-Pen heading for Galaxy S8?

51:22 | Maybe the HTC Ocean will arrive on January 12th after all?

1:02:44 | After Cyanogenwhat will partners do for Nougat?

1:15:13 | Does Google even care why Pixel's are freezing?

 

Goodbye 2016 - Our best of the best, phones, cameras, and audio!

(01:27:57)

We ranked the best smartphone audio. We tackled the best smartphone cameras. We voted on the best smartphones at every price. 2016 is well finished. With an exciting wrap up, and some late arrivals, we now face a fast ramp up to 2017 with an early CES.

-

See you at CES 2017!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 232: Year End Tech Sales and Paying for Porn?]]> Sat, 24 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT 1:43:43 yes A bill in South Carolina would force consumers to pay a fee to access pornography from any computer purchased in the state. HTC is prepping a big announcement for January, but will Samsung launch the Galaxy S8 later in the year?

Those stories, plus we answer YOUR viewer questions, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast!

Watch the live video broadcast from 10:00pm Pacific on December 21st, or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 232

 

Recording Date

December 21, 2016

Host

Juan Bagnell

Jules Wang

 

Sponsor

This week's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast is made possible by:

Jamf Now is a cloud-based Mobile Device Management solution for the iPads, iPhones, and Macs in your workplace.
Jamf Now makes device management accessible and affordable for everyone, so businesses can support their users without help from IT.

You can configure settings on all of your Apple devices quickly and consistently over the air and manage your devices by centrally deploying apps anytime from anywhere.

Use Jamf Now to ensure the sensitive company information your employees access on their Apple devices remains secure.

Enforce passcodes and encryption over the air. Even remotely lock or wipe a device.
See how easy it is to set up, manage, and secure your Apple devices anytime from anywhere.

Manage your first 3 devices for free. Add more for just $2 per device per month.
Create your free account today at http://jamf.com/pocketnow!

The Pocketnow Holiday Shopping Guide!

This is the home stretch, people: the final days of the Christmas shopping season. And you’ll be using all of them with extreme prejudice. Amazon Prime two-day shipping won’t save you at this point, so you’ll either have to search the store shelves or be okay with yourself shipping a late gift.

However timely it may be, the question has to be, “What’s that gift I’m going to give?” This guide was written to help you out, last minute shopper!

News

16:28 | iPhone 8 to join a 7S and 7S Plus?

29:45 | Samsung to Confirm Note 7 cause of death in January. Galaxy S8 launch in April?

38:56 | HTC dropping something big in January?

49:31 | Lenovo prepping Chrome OS variant of Yoga Book.

56:22 | Sony Xperia XZ highest selling flagship for second half of 2016?

1:05:53 | T-Mobile sales goals led to insurance fraud?

1:14:08 | AT&T and Verizon respond to FCC over zero-rating, we rant on the diminishment of Pat Kiernan

 

Will People in South Carolina have to Pay to Access Porn?

(01:18:31)

 

Don’t call it a tax, call it a fee for pornography. And if you buy a computer of any sort that connects to the internet, — hello, smartphones, tablets and maybe even wearables — then you might have to pay up soon.

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A bill in South Carolina would force consumers to pay a fee to access pornography from any computer purchased in the state. HTC is prepping a big announcement for January, but will Samsung launch the Galaxy S8 later in the year?

Those stories, plus we answer YOUR viewer questions, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast!

Watch the live video broadcast from 10:00pm Pacific on December 21st, or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 232

 

Recording Date

December 21, 2016

Host

Juan Bagnell

Jules Wang

 

Sponsor

This week's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast is made possible by:

Jamf Now is a cloud-based Mobile Device Management solution for the iPads, iPhones, and Macs in your workplace.
Jamf Now makes device management accessible and affordable for everyone, so businesses can support their users without help from IT.

You can configure settings on all of your Apple devices quickly and consistently over the air and manage your devices by centrally deploying apps anytime from anywhere.

Use Jamf Now to ensure the sensitive company information your employees access on their Apple devices remains secure.

Enforce passcodes and encryption over the air. Even remotely lock or wipe a device.
See how easy it is to set up, manage, and secure your Apple devices anytime from anywhere.

Manage your first 3 devices for free. Add more for just $2 per device per month.
Create your free account today at http://jamf.com/pocketnow!

The Pocketnow Holiday Shopping Guide!

This is the home stretch, people: the final days of the Christmas shopping season. And you’ll be using all of them with extreme prejudice. Amazon Prime two-day shipping won’t save you at this point, so you’ll either have to search the store shelves or be okay with yourself shipping a late gift.

However timely it may be, the question has to be, “What’s that gift I’m going to give?” This guide was written to help you out, last minute shopper!

News

16:28 | iPhone 8 to join a 7S and 7S Plus?

29:45 | Samsung to Confirm Note 7 cause of death in January. Galaxy S8 launch in April?

38:56 | HTC dropping something big in January?

49:31 | Lenovo prepping Chrome OS variant of Yoga Book.

56:22 | Sony Xperia XZ highest selling flagship for second half of 2016?

1:05:53 | T-Mobile sales goals led to insurance fraud?

1:14:08 | AT&T and Verizon respond to FCC over zero-rating, we rant on the diminishment of Pat Kiernan

 

Will People in South Carolina have to Pay to Access Porn?

(01:18:31)

 

Don’t call it a tax, call it a fee for pornography. And if you buy a computer of any sort that connects to the internet, — hello, smartphones, tablets and maybe even wearables — then you might have to pay up soon.

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 231: Samsung Fights Verizon over Note 7 and Nokia Launches a Phone]]> Sat, 17 Dec 2016 17:23:47 GMT 1:47:36 yes A power play is taking place between Samsung and Verizon over the Note 7. Is Samsung right for disabling the phone, or is Verizon right for preserving consumer choice? Also, Nokia quietly launches a phone. Fitbit hopes to maintain support for Pebble products, and Apple AirPods are pricey to replace if you lose them.

Those stories, plus we answer YOUR viewer questions, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast!

Watch the live video broadcast from 10:00pm Pacific on December 15th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 231

 

Recording Date

December 15, 2016

Host

Juan Bagnell

Jules Wang

 

Sponsor

This week's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast is made possible by:

Traditional stock media typically costs an arm and a leg, and has historically only been available to large production houses and agencies. Check out how we aim to change that by delivering great content to all creatives – even the little guys.

VideoBlocks.com is the only subscription-based site that provides members with a discounted library of stock video, After Effects templates, motion backgrounds plus a membership library where members can download unlimited clips at no additional cost. With over 2 million clips and counting, we provide unparalleled value to our customers saving our typical customer thousands of dollars each year compared to expensive alternatives.

- Unlimited daily downloads from a library of 115,000+ HD video clips, After Effects templates, motion backgrounds and cinemagraphs.
- AudioBlocks has a 130,000+ library of music tracks, sound effects, and loops
- On average, subscribers pay less than a dollar per download over the course of a year
- Great variety of time lapse, aerials, US/International locations, slow motion, nature shots and more
- Continuously adding new content to the library so it stays fresh
- Everything is 100% royalty-free even if a subscription has come to an end

VideoBlocks is offering our listeners a year’s subscription to both VideoBlocks AND AudioBlocks for just $149. This is a $100 discount for my listeners only. - Get your yearly subscription today for only $149 at http://Videoblocks.com/pocket2016

 

Samsung VS Verizon: Note 7 Shutdown Showdown

(00:12:32)

We have a fight brewing between manufacturer and carrier. Samsung will be disabling the Note 7 through a software update. Verizon has decided not to participate with that update. What responsibilities do tech companies have in enforcing consumer protection situations?

 

News

32:57 | Will Google Assistant put a stop to Samsung's Viv?

45:14 | Will Galaxy S8 curved screens drive sales? Probably not...

55:51 | HMD quietly launches a phone which North Americans won't buy!

59:34 | FitBit "hopes" to keep Pebble running through 2017

1:04:41 | T-Mobile won't sell the Pixel, but you might be able to buy one at a T-Mobile store?

1:14:36 | Google Keyboard is now GBoard on Android

1:16:07 | Will flexible LCDs beat AMOLED for bendy phones?

1:23:03 | Will phone calls be allowed on airplanes?

1:32:43 | Is the world ready to kill 2G? Singapore shutting it down in 2017

Apple Airpods Saga: Pricey to Replace

(01:39:39)

A lot of people hoping for some white AirPods to compliment a white Christmas are apt to be disappointed, as there's still significant delays in shipping the product. We do have more info on warranty and replacement costs though, and if you lose a Pod or the charge case, it's not going to be cheap to replace...

See you next week!

]]>
A power play is taking place between Samsung and Verizon over the Note 7. Is Samsung right for disabling the phone, or is Verizon right for preserving consumer choice? Also, Nokia quietly launches a phone. Fitbit hopes to maintain support for Pebble products, and Apple AirPods are pricey to replace if you lose them.

Those stories, plus we answer YOUR viewer questions, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast!

Watch the live video broadcast from 10:00pm Pacific on December 15th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 231

 

Recording Date

December 15, 2016

Host

Juan Bagnell

Jules Wang

 

Sponsor

This week's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast is made possible by:

Traditional stock media typically costs an arm and a leg, and has historically only been available to large production houses and agencies. Check out how we aim to change that by delivering great content to all creatives – even the little guys.

VideoBlocks.com is the only subscription-based site that provides members with a discounted library of stock video, After Effects templates, motion backgrounds plus a membership library where members can download unlimited clips at no additional cost. With over 2 million clips and counting, we provide unparalleled value to our customers saving our typical customer thousands of dollars each year compared to expensive alternatives.

- Unlimited daily downloads from a library of 115,000+ HD video clips, After Effects templates, motion backgrounds and cinemagraphs.
- AudioBlocks has a 130,000+ library of music tracks, sound effects, and loops
- On average, subscribers pay less than a dollar per download over the course of a year
- Great variety of time lapse, aerials, US/International locations, slow motion, nature shots and more
- Continuously adding new content to the library so it stays fresh
- Everything is 100% royalty-free even if a subscription has come to an end

VideoBlocks is offering our listeners a year’s subscription to both VideoBlocks AND AudioBlocks for just $149. This is a $100 discount for my listeners only. - Get your yearly subscription today for only $149 at http://Videoblocks.com/pocket2016

 

Samsung VS Verizon: Note 7 Shutdown Showdown

(00:12:32)

We have a fight brewing between manufacturer and carrier. Samsung will be disabling the Note 7 through a software update. Verizon has decided not to participate with that update. What responsibilities do tech companies have in enforcing consumer protection situations?

 

News

32:57 | Will Google Assistant put a stop to Samsung's Viv?

45:14 | Will Galaxy S8 curved screens drive sales? Probably not...

55:51 | HMD quietly launches a phone which North Americans won't buy!

59:34 | FitBit "hopes" to keep Pebble running through 2017

1:04:41 | T-Mobile won't sell the Pixel, but you might be able to buy one at a T-Mobile store?

1:14:36 | Google Keyboard is now GBoard on Android

1:16:07 | Will flexible LCDs beat AMOLED for bendy phones?

1:23:03 | Will phone calls be allowed on airplanes?

1:32:43 | Is the world ready to kill 2G? Singapore shutting it down in 2017

Apple Airpods Saga: Pricey to Replace

(01:39:39)

A lot of people hoping for some white AirPods to compliment a white Christmas are apt to be disappointed, as there's still significant delays in shipping the product. We do have more info on warranty and replacement costs though, and if you lose a Pod or the charge case, it's not going to be cheap to replace...

See you next week!

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 230: RIP Pebble and Apple's business post iPhone]]> Mon, 12 Dec 2016 12:29:57 GMT 2:09:48 yes It's come to this. The end of Pebble. Juan's favorite smartwatch has shuffled off its mortal coil. As despondent as he is, the industry must move on, as must the discussion of wearable technology. Where do we go from here? Also, is Apple to reliant on phones for profit? Yes. Yes they are. What might be the solution for generating shareholder value in an era of smartphone saturation? We don't know, but we're going to talk about it.

Those stories, plus we answer YOUR viewer questions, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast!

Watch the live video broadcast from 10:00pm Pacific on December 8th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 230

 

Recording Date

December 08, 2016

Host

Juan Bagnell

Jules Wang

 

Sponsor

This week's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast is made possible by:

Traditional stock media typically costs an arm and a leg, and has historically only been available to large production houses and agencies. Check out how we aim to change that by delivering great content to all creatives – even the little guys.

VideoBlocks.com is the only subscription-based site that provides members with a discounted library of stock video, After Effects templates, motion backgrounds plus a membership library where members can download unlimited clips at no additional cost. With over 2 million clips and counting, we provide unparalleled value to our customers saving our typical customer thousands of dollars each year compared to expensive alternatives.

- Unlimited daily downloads from a library of 115,000+ HD video clips, After Effects templates, motion backgrounds and cinemagraphs.
- AudioBlocks has a 130,000+ library of music tracks, sound effects, and loops
- On average, subscribers pay less than a dollar per download over the course of a year
- Great variety of time lapse, aerials, US/International locations, slow motion, nature shots and more
- Continuously adding new content to the library so it stays fresh
- Everything is 100% royalty-free even if a subscription has come to an end

VideoBlocks is offering our listeners a year’s subscription to both VideoBlocks AND AudioBlocks for just $149. This is a $100 discount for my listeners only. - Get your yearly subscription today for only $149 at http://Videoblocks.com/pocket2016

 

Skipping a Pebble, FitBit sinks it...

(00:10:16)

 

The deal is done. The announcement is official. Pebble is dead. Pre-orders for the Time 2 and Core are cancelled. What do we do now?

 

News

50:08 | Windows 10 emulation on a Qualcomm 820 looks fantastic!

1:03:23 | Will the G6 go all glass? Will the S8 get its groove?

1:11:56 | Blackberry DTEK70 brings familiar QWERTY hardware action.

1:19:23 | SoftBank investing $50 Billion in the USA

1:23:25 | Samsung vs Apple lawsuits continue after Supreme Court ruling

1:27:04 | Were iPhones shutting off because of air?

1:30;46 | Honor Magic to be announced December 16

1:35:35 | TouchWiz is dead, long live the Samsung Experience!

1:39:40 | Shopping an LG V20 in Canada? Freedom Mobile has it on sale

 

Post iPhone: Can Apple Transition Successfully?

(01:42:47)

The smartphone market is fairly well saturated, and Apple has a major milestone next year. After the iPhone 8, what will the company do to drive the market, and build profits?

 

Viewer Mail and #PNWEEKLY Hashtag Questions!

 (01:49:13)

We've got a FULL slate of viewer questions and emails to chew through! Thanks to everyone who sent in a query!

See you next week!

]]>
It's come to this. The end of Pebble. Juan's favorite smartwatch has shuffled off its mortal coil. As despondent as he is, the industry must move on, as must the discussion of wearable technology. Where do we go from here? Also, is Apple to reliant on phones for profit? Yes. Yes they are. What might be the solution for generating shareholder value in an era of smartphone saturation? We don't know, but we're going to talk about it.

Those stories, plus we answer YOUR viewer questions, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast!

Watch the live video broadcast from 10:00pm Pacific on December 8th, or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 230

 

Recording Date

December 08, 2016

Host

Juan Bagnell

Jules Wang

 

Sponsor

This week's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast is made possible by:

Traditional stock media typically costs an arm and a leg, and has historically only been available to large production houses and agencies. Check out how we aim to change that by delivering great content to all creatives – even the little guys.

VideoBlocks.com is the only subscription-based site that provides members with a discounted library of stock video, After Effects templates, motion backgrounds plus a membership library where members can download unlimited clips at no additional cost. With over 2 million clips and counting, we provide unparalleled value to our customers saving our typical customer thousands of dollars each year compared to expensive alternatives.

- Unlimited daily downloads from a library of 115,000+ HD video clips, After Effects templates, motion backgrounds and cinemagraphs.
- AudioBlocks has a 130,000+ library of music tracks, sound effects, and loops
- On average, subscribers pay less than a dollar per download over the course of a year
- Great variety of time lapse, aerials, US/International locations, slow motion, nature shots and more
- Continuously adding new content to the library so it stays fresh
- Everything is 100% royalty-free even if a subscription has come to an end

VideoBlocks is offering our listeners a year’s subscription to both VideoBlocks AND AudioBlocks for just $149. This is a $100 discount for my listeners only. - Get your yearly subscription today for only $149 at http://Videoblocks.com/pocket2016

 

Skipping a Pebble, FitBit sinks it...

(00:10:16)

 

The deal is done. The announcement is official. Pebble is dead. Pre-orders for the Time 2 and Core are cancelled. What do we do now?

 

News

50:08 | Windows 10 emulation on a Qualcomm 820 looks fantastic!

1:03:23 | Will the G6 go all glass? Will the S8 get its groove?

1:11:56 | Blackberry DTEK70 brings familiar QWERTY hardware action.

1:19:23 | SoftBank investing $50 Billion in the USA

1:23:25 | Samsung vs Apple lawsuits continue after Supreme Court ruling

1:27:04 | Were iPhones shutting off because of air?

1:30;46 | Honor Magic to be announced December 16

1:35:35 | TouchWiz is dead, long live the Samsung Experience!

1:39:40 | Shopping an LG V20 in Canada? Freedom Mobile has it on sale

 

Post iPhone: Can Apple Transition Successfully?

(01:42:47)

The smartphone market is fairly well saturated, and Apple has a major milestone next year. After the iPhone 8, what will the company do to drive the market, and build profits?

 

Viewer Mail and #PNWEEKLY Hashtag Questions!

 (01:49:13)

We've got a FULL slate of viewer questions and emails to chew through! Thanks to everyone who sent in a query!

See you next week!

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 229: OnePlus updates coming and FitBit buying Pebble?]]> Sun, 04 Dec 2016 02:00:00 GMT 1:40:30 yes This week we're looking at some of the issues facing the OnePlus 3 and 3T. We'll chat about FitBit buying Pebble, and return to that nearly dried up well of Windows Phone rumors. Can Microsoft (and HP) mount a come back in mobile phones? All these stories, plus we'll tackle your tech questions, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on December 1st (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 229

 

Recording Date

December 1, 2016

Host

Juan Bagnell

Jules Wang

  OnePlus Issues and Company Responses

(00:04:10)

OnePlus 3T touch latency is a hot topic, but is it being blown out of proportion (partly by us)? If it is an issue, OnePlus claims they'll fix it after they release Nougat updates. That Nougat update is currently an open BETA for folks who want to give it a spin.

Will these fixes and updates arrive in a timely fashion? Previous issues like RAM management and display accuracy point to fast fixes.

News

30:02 | Will FitBit buy Pebble? What might this mean for Juan's Kickstarter Time 2 pre-order???

41:32 | Get nothing to recycle your Apple Watch!

45:06 | Are the internal problems at Cyanogen too large to overcome?

54:33 | Pixel estimates point to healthy sales in 2017

1:00:00 | Windows analysis: an Elite X3 sequel for consumers and x86 emulation on the Surface Phone

1:20:54 | CNN buys Beme, immediately shuts it down to change it

1:26:55 | Huzzah! Offline viewing arrives for Netflix tablet and smartphone apps!

1:32:03 | Motorola plans to deliver a Tango Moto Mod for the Moto Z

 

#PNWEEKLY Hashtag Questions!

Send in your questions with the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter. We'll be answering them throughout and at the end of the show!

See you next week!

]]>
This week we're looking at some of the issues facing the OnePlus 3 and 3T. We'll chat about FitBit buying Pebble, and return to that nearly dried up well of Windows Phone rumors. Can Microsoft (and HP) mount a come back in mobile phones? All these stories, plus we'll tackle your tech questions, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on December 1st (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 229

 

Recording Date

December 1, 2016

Host

Juan Bagnell

Jules Wang

  OnePlus Issues and Company Responses

(00:04:10)

OnePlus 3T touch latency is a hot topic, but is it being blown out of proportion (partly by us)? If it is an issue, OnePlus claims they'll fix it after they release Nougat updates. That Nougat update is currently an open BETA for folks who want to give it a spin.

Will these fixes and updates arrive in a timely fashion? Previous issues like RAM management and display accuracy point to fast fixes.

News

30:02 | Will FitBit buy Pebble? What might this mean for Juan's Kickstarter Time 2 pre-order???

41:32 | Get nothing to recycle your Apple Watch!

45:06 | Are the internal problems at Cyanogen too large to overcome?

54:33 | Pixel estimates point to healthy sales in 2017

1:00:00 | Windows analysis: an Elite X3 sequel for consumers and x86 emulation on the Surface Phone

1:20:54 | CNN buys Beme, immediately shuts it down to change it

1:26:55 | Huzzah! Offline viewing arrives for Netflix tablet and smartphone apps!

1:32:03 | Motorola plans to deliver a Tango Moto Mod for the Moto Z

 

#PNWEEKLY Hashtag Questions!

Send in your questions with the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter. We'll be answering them throughout and at the end of the show!

See you next week!

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 228: No Tech TURKEYS! What Pocketnow is thankful for!]]> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT 2:08:21 yes Juan's favorite holiday of the year, this week we're talking about news stuff, answering some viewer emails, and talking about the tech we were most thankful for this year. Snuggle up! It's podcast time!

Watch the live video broadcast from 8:00pm Pacific on November 25th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 228

 

Recording Date

November 25, 2016

Host

Juan Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Enobong Etteh

Sponsor

This week's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast is made possible by:

Traditional stock media typically costs an arm and a leg, and has historically only been available to large production houses and agencies. Check out how we aim to change that by delivering great content to all creatives – even the little guys.

VideoBlocks.com is the only subscription-based site that provides members with a discounted library of stock video, After Effects templates, motion backgrounds plus a membership library where members can download unlimited clips at no additional cost. With over 2 million clips and counting, we provide unparalleled value to our customers saving our typical customer thousands of dollars each year compared to expensive alternatives.

- Unlimited daily downloads from a library of 115,000+ HD video clips, After Effects templates, motion backgrounds and cinemagraphs.
- AudioBlocks has a 130,000+ library of music tracks, sound effects, and loops
- On average, subscribers pay less than a dollar per download over the course of a year
- Great variety of time lapse, aerials, US/International locations, slow motion, nature shots and more
- Continuously adding new content to the library so it stays fresh
- Everything is 100% royalty-free even if a subscription has come to an end

VideoBlocks is offering our listeners a year’s subscription to both VideoBlocks AND AudioBlocks for just $149. This is a $100 discount for my listeners only. - Get your yearly subscription today for only $149 at http://Videoblocks.com/pocket2016

Wrapping up Reviews before Christmas!

(00:08:50)

Been a busy couple of weeks. Who knew 2016 would wrap up with so many exciting late releases. OnePluses, Sonys, HTCs, LeEcos, Lenovos and more!

News

 

34:23 | Rumor: Galaxy S8 will be more expensive to make (but cost you the same)

42:05 | Apple to include 3D camera on the iPhone next year?

46:42 | Tim Cook talked to President Elect Trump about manufacturing in the USA

1:03:02 | Full refunds instead of warranty repairs for some Nexus 5X owners

1:06:03 | Verizon discounts monthly payments on the Pixel?

1:08:37 | Alcatel outselling HP in Windows Phones

1:14:35 | More info on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 (and 830 and 660)

1:22:16 | Google Play to drop Gingerbread and Honeycomb soon

1:24:48 | Apple's tear-jerking holiday ad: Open your heart (to monsters)

1:31:16 | Crowd-designed Eve V i7 laptop pricing is live on Indiegogo

Tech we're thankful for...

(01:45:31)

So many amazing gadgets were released this year, and while we're not quite finished with year-end countdown lists, we can chat a little about some of the gear which really warmed our hearts.

Viewer Mail and #PNWEEKLY Hashtag Questions!

(01:53:54)

We've got a FULL slate of viewer questions and emails to chew through! Thanks to everyone who sent in a query!

See you next week!

]]>
Juan's favorite holiday of the year, this week we're talking about news stuff, answering some viewer emails, and talking about the tech we were most thankful for this year. Snuggle up! It's podcast time!

Watch the live video broadcast from 8:00pm Pacific on November 25th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 228

 

Recording Date

November 25, 2016

Host

Juan Bagnell

Jules Wang

Guest

Enobong Etteh

Sponsor

This week's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast is made possible by:

Traditional stock media typically costs an arm and a leg, and has historically only been available to large production houses and agencies. Check out how we aim to change that by delivering great content to all creatives – even the little guys.

VideoBlocks.com is the only subscription-based site that provides members with a discounted library of stock video, After Effects templates, motion backgrounds plus a membership library where members can download unlimited clips at no additional cost. With over 2 million clips and counting, we provide unparalleled value to our customers saving our typical customer thousands of dollars each year compared to expensive alternatives.

- Unlimited daily downloads from a library of 115,000+ HD video clips, After Effects templates, motion backgrounds and cinemagraphs.
- AudioBlocks has a 130,000+ library of music tracks, sound effects, and loops
- On average, subscribers pay less than a dollar per download over the course of a year
- Great variety of time lapse, aerials, US/International locations, slow motion, nature shots and more
- Continuously adding new content to the library so it stays fresh
- Everything is 100% royalty-free even if a subscription has come to an end

VideoBlocks is offering our listeners a year’s subscription to both VideoBlocks AND AudioBlocks for just $149. This is a $100 discount for my listeners only. - Get your yearly subscription today for only $149 at http://Videoblocks.com/pocket2016

Wrapping up Reviews before Christmas!

(00:08:50)

Been a busy couple of weeks. Who knew 2016 would wrap up with so many exciting late releases. OnePluses, Sonys, HTCs, LeEcos, Lenovos and more!

News

 

34:23 | Rumor: Galaxy S8 will be more expensive to make (but cost you the same)

42:05 | Apple to include 3D camera on the iPhone next year?

46:42 | Tim Cook talked to President Elect Trump about manufacturing in the USA

1:03:02 | Full refunds instead of warranty repairs for some Nexus 5X owners

1:06:03 | Verizon discounts monthly payments on the Pixel?

1:08:37 | Alcatel outselling HP in Windows Phones

1:14:35 | More info on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 (and 830 and 660)

1:22:16 | Google Play to drop Gingerbread and Honeycomb soon

1:24:48 | Apple's tear-jerking holiday ad: Open your heart (to monsters)

1:31:16 | Crowd-designed Eve V i7 laptop pricing is live on Indiegogo

Tech we're thankful for...

(01:45:31)

So many amazing gadgets were released this year, and while we're not quite finished with year-end countdown lists, we can chat a little about some of the gear which really warmed our hearts.

Viewer Mail and #PNWEEKLY Hashtag Questions!

(01:53:54)

We've got a FULL slate of viewer questions and emails to chew through! Thanks to everyone who sent in a query!

See you next week!

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 227: The iPhone Economy and Answering YOUR tech questions!]]> Sun, 20 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT 1:46:05 yes We're taking a look at the iPhone index of economy health, augmenting our reality with the Phab Pro 2, and answering YOUR tech questions! Make sure you're charged and ready episode 227 of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the live video broadcast from 1:00pm Eastern on November 18th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 227

 

Recording Date

November 18, 2016

Host

Juan Bagnell

Jules Wang

 

Sponsor

This week's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast is made possible by:

Traditional stock media typically costs an arm and a leg, and has historically only been available to large production houses and agencies. Check out how we aim to change that by delivering great content to all creatives – even the little guys.

VideoBlocks.com is the only subscription-based site that provides members with a discounted library of stock video, After Effects templates, motion backgrounds plus a membership library where members can download unlimited clips at no additional cost. With over 2 million clips and counting, we provide unparalleled value to our customers saving our typical customer thousands of dollars each year compared to expensive alternatives.

- Unlimited daily downloads from a library of 115,000+ HD video clips, After Effects templates, motion backgrounds and cinemagraphs.
- AudioBlocks has a 130,000+ library of music tracks, sound effects, and loops
- On average, subscribers pay less than a dollar per download over the course of a year
- Great variety of time lapse, aerials, US/International locations, slow motion, nature shots and more
- Continuously adding new content to the library so it stays fresh
- Everything is 100% royalty-free even if a subscription has come to an end

VideoBlocks is offering our listeners a year’s subscription to both VideoBlocks AND AudioBlocks for just $149. This is a $100 discount for my listeners only. - Get your yearly subscription today for only $149 at http://Videoblocks.com/pocket2016

The iPhone Economic Policy Index

The MIT Technology Review speculates on what it would mean for Apple to produce an All-American iPhone? Complicating things is Trump's trade policy with China, Apple's biggest de facto manufacturing partner, as residents could see a $1,000 base model iPhone. Those same Chinese complain about the lack of support from the company once their iPhone 6s gets borked. 

But as iPhone 7 might not be living up to demand, we may see these fiscal impacts surface in the iPhone 8 as KGI again predicts a trio of devices for release next year.

News

41:42 | Qualcomm shrinks Snapdragon 835 to 10nm thanks to Samsung manufacturing

45:23 | Andromeda lives! But we won't get it for at least a year...

49:52 | OnePlus 3T sells for $439. Refresh or rehash?

55:20 | Deutsche Telekom might not try to sell T-Mobile in light of Trump presidency

56:58 | Crowd designed Eve V laptop on Indiegogo November 21

 

Viewer Mail and #PNWEEKLY Hashtag Questions!

(01:03:17)

We've got a FULL slate of viewer questions and emails to chew through! Thanks to everyone who sent in a query!

See you next week!

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We're taking a look at the iPhone index of economy health, augmenting our reality with the Phab Pro 2, and answering YOUR tech questions! Make sure you're charged and ready episode 227 of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the live video broadcast from 1:00pm Eastern on November 18th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 227

 

Recording Date

November 18, 2016

Host

Juan Bagnell

Jules Wang

 

Sponsor

This week's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast is made possible by:

Traditional stock media typically costs an arm and a leg, and has historically only been available to large production houses and agencies. Check out how we aim to change that by delivering great content to all creatives – even the little guys.

VideoBlocks.com is the only subscription-based site that provides members with a discounted library of stock video, After Effects templates, motion backgrounds plus a membership library where members can download unlimited clips at no additional cost. With over 2 million clips and counting, we provide unparalleled value to our customers saving our typical customer thousands of dollars each year compared to expensive alternatives.

- Unlimited daily downloads from a library of 115,000+ HD video clips, After Effects templates, motion backgrounds and cinemagraphs.
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- On average, subscribers pay less than a dollar per download over the course of a year
- Great variety of time lapse, aerials, US/International locations, slow motion, nature shots and more
- Continuously adding new content to the library so it stays fresh
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VideoBlocks is offering our listeners a year’s subscription to both VideoBlocks AND AudioBlocks for just $149. This is a $100 discount for my listeners only. - Get your yearly subscription today for only $149 at http://Videoblocks.com/pocket2016

The iPhone Economic Policy Index

The MIT Technology Review speculates on what it would mean for Apple to produce an All-American iPhone? Complicating things is Trump's trade policy with China, Apple's biggest de facto manufacturing partner, as residents could see a $1,000 base model iPhone. Those same Chinese complain about the lack of support from the company once their iPhone 6s gets borked. 

But as iPhone 7 might not be living up to demand, we may see these fiscal impacts surface in the iPhone 8 as KGI again predicts a trio of devices for release next year.

News

41:42 | Qualcomm shrinks Snapdragon 835 to 10nm thanks to Samsung manufacturing

45:23 | Andromeda lives! But we won't get it for at least a year...

49:52 | OnePlus 3T sells for $439. Refresh or rehash?

55:20 | Deutsche Telekom might not try to sell T-Mobile in light of Trump presidency

56:58 | Crowd designed Eve V laptop on Indiegogo November 21

 

Viewer Mail and #PNWEEKLY Hashtag Questions!

(01:03:17)

We've got a FULL slate of viewer questions and emails to chew through! Thanks to everyone who sent in a query!

See you next week!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 226: OnePlus Rumors, Samsung Strategies, and would you date a Canadian?]]> Sun, 13 Nov 2016 17:00:00 GMT 1:15:30 yes Editor's Note: Since neither of us were able to edit the show thanks to extenuating conditions, we had some help this week comes from Brittany Gervais. The sound in this show is a little more "raw" as compared to previous shows, but it's thanks to her that we have a podcast in your feed this week!

Apologies in advance for that, but we hope you enjoy the show!

We're getting confirmations on new OnePlus hardware. More rumors are popping up on Galaxy S8 hardware. We reveal that mystery Windows phone from last week, and a Canadian dating app saw a huge influx of new users, for no reason...

Watch the live video broadcast from 4:00pm Eastern on November 10th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 226

 

Recording Date

November 10, 2016

Host

Juan Bagnell from Los Angeles

Jules Wang on the road in Charlotte

 

Sponsor

This week's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast is made possible by:

Marketers, the Age of the Customer has arrived. Mass emails or general ad campaigns won’t work anymore. Salesforce is here to help. Blaze a trail with your marketing, and deliver the unique brand experiences your customers want.

With Salesforce, marketers open doors between business units by sharing data to collaborate across marketing, sales, service, and commerce. Be smarter and more predictive with your marketing by making recommendations using collaborative data, and solve concerns with service integration. Engage your customers on any device and channel in real time — from social media, to your connected products, gathering key insights into your customer and business relationships at every stage. Adjust campaigns as you go to drive leads and pipeline.

Do all this and more while collecting data from every interaction to build a complete view of every customer and manage your marketing strategy — from your desk or your phone. Be a customer trailblazer. Discover one connected platform for one connected customer experience with Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform. Learn more at salesforce.com/pocketnow.

News

6:39 | OnePlus teases the Qualcomm 821 coming soon...

14:55 | No home button on the Galaxy S8?

22:19 | That mystery Windows phone was a Dell, who would've guessed...

28:44 | Lenovo moving to Moto branding for all phones.

33:21 | Wait, what's an LG V20 S? 

37:57 | Rumors point to a "Jet White" iPhone 7.

42:36 | But no new iPhone SE for 2017...

53:43 | Meizu wants you to expect the unexpected this Christmas.

58:52 | And Canadian dating app Maple saw an influx of users for no reason...

See you next week!

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Editor's Note: Since neither of us were able to edit the show thanks to extenuating conditions, we had some help this week comes from Brittany Gervais. The sound in this show is a little more "raw" as compared to previous shows, but it's thanks to her that we have a podcast in your feed this week!

Apologies in advance for that, but we hope you enjoy the show!

We're getting confirmations on new OnePlus hardware. More rumors are popping up on Galaxy S8 hardware. We reveal that mystery Windows phone from last week, and a Canadian dating app saw a huge influx of new users, for no reason...

Watch the live video broadcast from 4:00pm Eastern on November 10th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 226

 

Recording Date

November 10, 2016

Host

Juan Bagnell from Los Angeles

Jules Wang on the road in Charlotte

 

Sponsor

This week's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast is made possible by:

Marketers, the Age of the Customer has arrived. Mass emails or general ad campaigns won’t work anymore. Salesforce is here to help. Blaze a trail with your marketing, and deliver the unique brand experiences your customers want.

With Salesforce, marketers open doors between business units by sharing data to collaborate across marketing, sales, service, and commerce. Be smarter and more predictive with your marketing by making recommendations using collaborative data, and solve concerns with service integration. Engage your customers on any device and channel in real time — from social media, to your connected products, gathering key insights into your customer and business relationships at every stage. Adjust campaigns as you go to drive leads and pipeline.

Do all this and more while collecting data from every interaction to build a complete view of every customer and manage your marketing strategy — from your desk or your phone. Be a customer trailblazer. Discover one connected platform for one connected customer experience with Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform. Learn more at salesforce.com/pocketnow.

News

6:39 | OnePlus teases the Qualcomm 821 coming soon...

14:55 | No home button on the Galaxy S8?

22:19 | That mystery Windows phone was a Dell, who would've guessed...

28:44 | Lenovo moving to Moto branding for all phones.

33:21 | Wait, what's an LG V20 S? 

37:57 | Rumors point to a "Jet White" iPhone 7.

42:36 | But no new iPhone SE for 2017...

53:43 | Meizu wants you to expect the unexpected this Christmas.

58:52 | And Canadian dating app Maple saw an influx of users for no reason...

See you next week!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 225: Hot Takes on the Huawei Mate 9 and more... after dark]]> Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT 1:40:07 yes It's nighttime in America and it's Friday to boot. We should be out on the streets painting the town red. But instead, we're sitting down, cracking a few cans open and talking with our best mates about a new Mate.

As Huawei takes over the scene for the week with a couple of luminescent phones, Evan Blass and Alcatel remind us that Windows can be a fun platform if it tried. Will it try? We may come up with an answer or we may just pass onto the unrelenting carrier wars, flip phones for modernity, Kickstarters, Indiegogos and a kick in the pants for us to go go GO!

It's the weekend and this is episode 225 of the Pocketnow Weekly.

Watch the live video broadcast from 11:00pm Eastern on November 4th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 225

 

Recording Date

November 4, 2016

Host

Jules Wang

Juan Bagnell

 

Sponsor

This week's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast is made possible by:

Marketers, the Age of the Customer has arrived. Mass emails or general ad campaigns won’t work anymore. Salesforce is here to help. Blaze a trail with your marketing, and deliver the unique brand experiences your customers want.

With Salesforce, marketers open doors between business units by sharing data to collaborate across marketing, sales, service, and commerce. Be smarter and more predictive with your marketing by making recommendations using collaborative data, and solve concerns with service integration. Engage your customers on any device and channel in real time — from social media, to your connected products, gathering key insights into your customer and business relationships at every stage. Adjust campaigns as you go to drive leads and pipeline.

Do all this and more while collecting data from every interaction to build a complete view of every customer and manage your marketing strategy — from your desk or your phone. Be a customer trailblazer. Discover one connected platform for one connected customer experience with Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform. Learn more at salesforce.com/pocketnow.

How's it goin', Mate?

(00:02:55)

 

Following on from the Huawei P9, the Mate 9 makes its debut in Munich, Germany. Our Juan Carlos Bagnell was there to handle the Leica-endorsed, dual-camera goods — particularly with that fancy schmancy €1,400 Porsche Design version — while Jaime Rivera and Adam Z. Lein put some light onto the Huawei Fit tracker.

News

26:26 | This Windows phone is more than just a concept

32:09 | The Alcatel Idol 4s with Windows 10: where it's at and where it won't be

35:37 | Where's Microsoft at with Windows 10 Mobile?

42:44 | Lenovo Phab 2 Pro finally makes it to the dance floor

51:52 |  ZTE flips a phone here, Samsung flips a phone there

57:59 | Apple dongles dangle for a discount as a jungle protests

1:05:37 | Blood on the water between T-Mo and Verizon

1:14:39 | We completely speculate that Foxconn and Sharp are moving to the US

1:19:07 |  Maybe Xiaomi is coming here, too?

1:23:08 | Crowdfunding Corner: 360° video-recording glasses and an eye-tracking VR headset

1:33:35 | Mobile beats desktop internet usage for first time ever

 

Nightcap

Yep. That's a Southwest Airlines attendant. Dressed as a Galaxy Note 7.

 

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It's nighttime in America and it's Friday to boot. We should be out on the streets painting the town red. But instead, we're sitting down, cracking a few cans open and talking with our best mates about a new Mate.

As Huawei takes over the scene for the week with a couple of luminescent phones, Evan Blass and Alcatel remind us that Windows can be a fun platform if it tried. Will it try? We may come up with an answer or we may just pass onto the unrelenting carrier wars, flip phones for modernity, Kickstarters, Indiegogos and a kick in the pants for us to go go GO!

It's the weekend and this is episode 225 of the Pocketnow Weekly.

Watch the live video broadcast from 11:00pm Eastern on November 4th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 225

 

Recording Date

November 4, 2016

Host

Jules Wang

Juan Bagnell

 

Sponsor

This week's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast is made possible by:

Marketers, the Age of the Customer has arrived. Mass emails or general ad campaigns won’t work anymore. Salesforce is here to help. Blaze a trail with your marketing, and deliver the unique brand experiences your customers want.

With Salesforce, marketers open doors between business units by sharing data to collaborate across marketing, sales, service, and commerce. Be smarter and more predictive with your marketing by making recommendations using collaborative data, and solve concerns with service integration. Engage your customers on any device and channel in real time — from social media, to your connected products, gathering key insights into your customer and business relationships at every stage. Adjust campaigns as you go to drive leads and pipeline.

Do all this and more while collecting data from every interaction to build a complete view of every customer and manage your marketing strategy — from your desk or your phone. Be a customer trailblazer. Discover one connected platform for one connected customer experience with Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform. Learn more at salesforce.com/pocketnow.

How's it goin', Mate?

(00:02:55)

 

Following on from the Huawei P9, the Mate 9 makes its debut in Munich, Germany. Our Juan Carlos Bagnell was there to handle the Leica-endorsed, dual-camera goods — particularly with that fancy schmancy €1,400 Porsche Design version — while Jaime Rivera and Adam Z. Lein put some light onto the Huawei Fit tracker.

News

26:26 | This Windows phone is more than just a concept

32:09 | The Alcatel Idol 4s with Windows 10: where it's at and where it won't be

35:37 | Where's Microsoft at with Windows 10 Mobile?

42:44 | Lenovo Phab 2 Pro finally makes it to the dance floor

51:52 |  ZTE flips a phone here, Samsung flips a phone there

57:59 | Apple dongles dangle for a discount as a jungle protests

1:05:37 | Blood on the water between T-Mo and Verizon

1:14:39 | We completely speculate that Foxconn and Sharp are moving to the US

1:19:07 |  Maybe Xiaomi is coming here, too?

1:23:08 | Crowdfunding Corner: 360° video-recording glasses and an eye-tracking VR headset

1:33:35 | Mobile beats desktop internet usage for first time ever

 

Nightcap

Yep. That's a Southwest Airlines attendant. Dressed as a Galaxy Note 7.

 

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 224: Surface Studio, New MacBook Pro, and Google's Pixel Packs Power]]> Sat, 29 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT 1:43:21 yes A big week for computers! Both Microsoft and Apple announced refreshed hardware for more powerful portables, and we got a first look at the Surface Studio. Plus both the Pixel and Pixel XL have finally arrived in the Pocketnow offices, so we can start sharing our thoughts on Google's flagship phones. These stories, plus we'll tackle your tech questions, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on October 28th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 224

 

Recording Date

October 28, 2016

Host

Juan Bagnell

Producer

Jules Wang

Sponsor

This week's episode of the PNWeekly podcast is made possible by:

Marketers, the Age of the Customer has arrived. Mass emails or general ad campaigns won’t work anymore. Salesforce is here to help. Blaze a trail with your marketing, and deliver the unique brand experiences your customers want.

With Salesforce, marketers open doors between business units by sharing data to collaborate across marketing, sales, service, and commerce. Be smarter and more predictive with your marketing by making recommendations using collaborative data, and solve concerns with service integration. Engage your customers on any device and channel in real time — from social media, to your connected products, gathering key insights into your customer and business relationships at every stage. Adjust campaigns as you go to drive leads and pipeline.

Do all this and more while collecting data from every interaction to build a complete view of every customer and manage your marketing strategy — from your desk or your phone. Be a customer trailblazer. Discover one connected platform for one connected customer experience with Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform. Learn more at salesforce.com/pocketnow.

Pocketnow does a Mac vs PC Segment?

(00:04:56)

The MacBook Pro 2016 has a clever touch bar.
Microsoft's Surface Studio has a clever hinge.
The Surface Dial is a clever dial.
Surface Book gets more graphics power and more battery, clever.
Microsoft Paint gets a clever 3D makeover.

 News

36:58 | Apple's tale of iMessage for Android

43:15 | Twitter's shutting down Vine

49:30 | AT&T's buying Time Warner for beaucoup bucks

54:22 | Qualcomm buys NXP for $47 billion

1:01:09 | LG loses big on weak G5 salesSamsung loses even more following the Note 7 recall

1:08:05 | Still no word on Apple AirPod delivery

1:10:36 | T-Mobile wants your Pixel on its network

Juan wants to call it a Google Pickle...

(01:12:59)

Pixel un-boxing.
Pixel XL first impressions.
Google caught by unexpected demand.
How the Pixel bill of materials compares to the competition.
The Pixel camera and the halo lens ring flare defect.
Some folks test the water resistance of the Pixel,
But Google didn't have enough time to increase water resistance.

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A big week for computers! Both Microsoft and Apple announced refreshed hardware for more powerful portables, and we got a first look at the Surface Studio. Plus both the Pixel and Pixel XL have finally arrived in the Pocketnow offices, so we can start sharing our thoughts on Google's flagship phones. These stories, plus we'll tackle your tech questions, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on October 28th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 224

 

Recording Date

October 28, 2016

Host

Juan Bagnell

Producer

Jules Wang

Sponsor

This week's episode of the PNWeekly podcast is made possible by:

Marketers, the Age of the Customer has arrived. Mass emails or general ad campaigns won’t work anymore. Salesforce is here to help. Blaze a trail with your marketing, and deliver the unique brand experiences your customers want.

With Salesforce, marketers open doors between business units by sharing data to collaborate across marketing, sales, service, and commerce. Be smarter and more predictive with your marketing by making recommendations using collaborative data, and solve concerns with service integration. Engage your customers on any device and channel in real time — from social media, to your connected products, gathering key insights into your customer and business relationships at every stage. Adjust campaigns as you go to drive leads and pipeline.

Do all this and more while collecting data from every interaction to build a complete view of every customer and manage your marketing strategy — from your desk or your phone. Be a customer trailblazer. Discover one connected platform for one connected customer experience with Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform. Learn more at salesforce.com/pocketnow.

Pocketnow does a Mac vs PC Segment?

(00:04:56)

The MacBook Pro 2016 has a clever touch bar.
Microsoft's Surface Studio has a clever hinge.
The Surface Dial is a clever dial.
Surface Book gets more graphics power and more battery, clever.
Microsoft Paint gets a clever 3D makeover.

 News

36:58 | Apple's tale of iMessage for Android

43:15 | Twitter's shutting down Vine

49:30 | AT&T's buying Time Warner for beaucoup bucks

54:22 | Qualcomm buys NXP for $47 billion

1:01:09 | LG loses big on weak G5 salesSamsung loses even more following the Note 7 recall

1:08:05 | Still no word on Apple AirPod delivery

1:10:36 | T-Mobile wants your Pixel on its network

Juan wants to call it a Google Pickle...

(01:12:59)

Pixel un-boxing.
Pixel XL first impressions.
Google caught by unexpected demand.
How the Pixel bill of materials compares to the competition.
The Pixel camera and the halo lens ring flare defect.
Some folks test the water resistance of the Pixel,
But Google didn't have enough time to increase water resistance.

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 223: Let's chat Nintendo Switch and LeReactions to LeEco Le Pro 3]]> Sat, 22 Oct 2016 20:00:00 GMT 1:36:02 yes Nintendo dropped a heck of a teaser for the Switch console. LeEco dropped a heck of a phone at a mid-ranger price. Plus, The FCC dropped a heck of a fine on T-Mobile for throttling unlimited data. These stories, plus we're answering your tech questions, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on October 20th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 223

 

Recording Date

October 20, 2016

Host

Juan Bagnell

Producer

Jules Wang

Sponsor

This week's episode of the PNWeekly podcast is made possible by:

Marketers, the Age of the Customer has arrived. Mass emails or general ad campaigns won’t work anymore. Salesforce is here to help. Blaze a trail with your marketing, and deliver the unique brand experiences your customers want.

With Salesforce, marketers open doors between business units by sharing data to collaborate across marketing, sales, service, and commerce. Be smarter and more predictive with your marketing by making recommendations using collaborative data, and solve concerns with service integration. Engage your customers on any device and channel in real time — from social media, to your connected products, gathering key insights into your customer and business relationships at every stage. Adjust campaigns as you go to drive leads and pipeline.

Do all this and more while collecting data from every interaction to build a complete view of every customer and manage your marketing strategy — from your desk or your phone. Be a customer trailblazer. Discover one connected platform for one connected customer experience with Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform. Learn more at salesforce.com/pocketnow.

News

6:41 | Nintendo hopes to Switch things up with an ultra-portable console

24:17 | A wallpaper designer might have leaked the Moto X

32:26 | LeEco in the US and us confusing Michael Bay with James Cameron

41:39 | Samsung's leaked Chromebook might satisfy S-Pen fans

53:47 | Galaxy Note 7 class action lawsuit is now real

1:05:58 | Why is LG sending the V34 to Japan only?

1:08:20 | Could the HTC Bolt really be using a Snapdragon 810?

1:11:04 | Want a Pixel? That might take a month...

1:12:00 | T-Mobile fined $48 million for throttling "unlimited" users

1:18:54 | Hound powered Hurricane speaker looks to challenge Amazon's Alexa

1:22:39 | Amazon shipping Manga Edition Kindle Paperwhite to Japan

  Listener Mail

(01:24:22)

Listener questions this week from Saif, Linus, and Haniko! 

See you next week!

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Nintendo dropped a heck of a teaser for the Switch console. LeEco dropped a heck of a phone at a mid-ranger price. Plus, The FCC dropped a heck of a fine on T-Mobile for throttling unlimited data. These stories, plus we're answering your tech questions, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on October 20th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 223

 

Recording Date

October 20, 2016

Host

Juan Bagnell

Producer

Jules Wang

Sponsor

This week's episode of the PNWeekly podcast is made possible by:

Marketers, the Age of the Customer has arrived. Mass emails or general ad campaigns won’t work anymore. Salesforce is here to help. Blaze a trail with your marketing, and deliver the unique brand experiences your customers want.

With Salesforce, marketers open doors between business units by sharing data to collaborate across marketing, sales, service, and commerce. Be smarter and more predictive with your marketing by making recommendations using collaborative data, and solve concerns with service integration. Engage your customers on any device and channel in real time — from social media, to your connected products, gathering key insights into your customer and business relationships at every stage. Adjust campaigns as you go to drive leads and pipeline.

Do all this and more while collecting data from every interaction to build a complete view of every customer and manage your marketing strategy — from your desk or your phone. Be a customer trailblazer. Discover one connected platform for one connected customer experience with Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform. Learn more at salesforce.com/pocketnow.

News

6:41 | Nintendo hopes to Switch things up with an ultra-portable console

24:17 | A wallpaper designer might have leaked the Moto X

32:26 | LeEco in the US and us confusing Michael Bay with James Cameron

41:39 | Samsung's leaked Chromebook might satisfy S-Pen fans

53:47 | Galaxy Note 7 class action lawsuit is now real

1:05:58 | Why is LG sending the V34 to Japan only?

1:08:20 | Could the HTC Bolt really be using a Snapdragon 810?

1:11:04 | Want a Pixel? That might take a month...

1:12:00 | T-Mobile fined $48 million for throttling "unlimited" users

1:18:54 | Hound powered Hurricane speaker looks to challenge Amazon's Alexa

1:22:39 | Amazon shipping Manga Edition Kindle Paperwhite to Japan

  Listener Mail

(01:24:22)

Listener questions this week from Saif, Linus, and Haniko! 

See you next week!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 222: Galaxy Note 7 Requiem, Samsung's future, and Pixel updates]]> Sat, 15 Oct 2016 19:00:00 GMT 1:58:06 yes It's official. The Note 7 is properly discontinued. Looking at the fallout of a failed phone launch which could cost Samsung billions. Where does Samsung go from here? Also, let's talk about Pixel updates, iPhone 8 patents, Blackberry pre-orders, and OnePlus 3 back-orders. This week we're joined by Ricky Villacrez from GSMArena to discuss these stories and answer your questions, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on October 13th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 222

 

Recording Date

October 13, 2016

Host

Juan Bagnell

Guest

Ricky Villacrez (GSMArena)

Producer

Jules Wang

 

The Note 7 fallout, and Samsung's future...

(00:07:02)

 

The Galaxy Note 7 is permanently discontinued, but we still don't know exactly why the phones exploded. Samsung sends out special return boxes, and the CPSC seizes the remains of a burned Note7. The company has had to revise its earnings and the fallout from this recall could top $17 billion. Moving forward the Galaxy C9 aims to boost Samsung's image in China, and we might be looking at an iPhone style release strategy for the Galaxy S8. And finally, finally, the company has apologized for the debacle. We discuss.

News

40:19 | Verizon Pixels are carrier unlocked, promised to be updated just as quickly as Google purchased Pixels.

50:49 | Android 7.1 Developer Preview could be finalized in December.

55:26 | Cyanogen Inc shifts strategy towards "modular OS".

1:02:50 | Patent moves Apple closer to borderless iPhone 8, while Sharp shows off curvy Corner R concept phone.

1:08:11 | Blackberry DTEK60 pre-orders are live for $500.

1:14:51 | HTC "Halfbeak" Android Wear watch prototype resurfaces.

1:20:38 | OnePlus 3 here to stay, weathering month long shipping estimates.

1:29:48 | The 1Million Project is Sprint's way to connect under-served kids.

1:35:55 | Corning's Gorilla Glass 5 is redeemed by a second scratch test of the Galaxy Note 7.

Listener Mail

(01:43:12)

Listener questions this week from Norman and a YouTuber! 

See you next week!

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It's official. The Note 7 is properly discontinued. Looking at the fallout of a failed phone launch which could cost Samsung billions. Where does Samsung go from here? Also, let's talk about Pixel updates, iPhone 8 patents, Blackberry pre-orders, and OnePlus 3 back-orders. This week we're joined by Ricky Villacrez from GSMArena to discuss these stories and answer your questions, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on October 13th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 222

 

Recording Date

October 13, 2016

Host

Juan Bagnell

Guest

Ricky Villacrez (GSMArena)

Producer

Jules Wang

 

The Note 7 fallout, and Samsung's future...

(00:07:02)

 

The Galaxy Note 7 is permanently discontinued, but we still don't know exactly why the phones exploded. Samsung sends out special return boxes, and the CPSC seizes the remains of a burned Note7. The company has had to revise its earnings and the fallout from this recall could top $17 billion. Moving forward the Galaxy C9 aims to boost Samsung's image in China, and we might be looking at an iPhone style release strategy for the Galaxy S8. And finally, finally, the company has apologized for the debacle. We discuss.

News

40:19 | Verizon Pixels are carrier unlocked, promised to be updated just as quickly as Google purchased Pixels.

50:49 | Android 7.1 Developer Preview could be finalized in December.

55:26 | Cyanogen Inc shifts strategy towards "modular OS".

1:02:50 | Patent moves Apple closer to borderless iPhone 8, while Sharp shows off curvy Corner R concept phone.

1:08:11 | Blackberry DTEK60 pre-orders are live for $500.

1:14:51 | HTC "Halfbeak" Android Wear watch prototype resurfaces.

1:20:38 | OnePlus 3 here to stay, weathering month long shipping estimates.

1:29:48 | The 1Million Project is Sprint's way to connect under-served kids.

1:35:55 | Corning's Gorilla Glass 5 is redeemed by a second scratch test of the Galaxy Note 7.

Listener Mail

(01:43:12)

Listener questions this week from Norman and a YouTuber! 

See you next week!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 221: Google's Pixel Paradigm and the future of Android]]> Sat, 08 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT 1:35:45 yes The Pixel has been announced! What do we like? What don't we like? What about Nexus fans? Plus LG V20 pre-orders are popping up, a Nokia phone might have been benchmarked, and is Alcatel working on a Windows Phone? This week we're joined by TK Bay to discuss these stories and answer your questions, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on October 7th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 221

 

Recording Date

October 7, 2016

Host

Juan Bagnell

Guest

TK Bay

Producer

Jules Wang

 

Let's talk about the Pixel!

(00:03:43)

The Pixel was announced by Google on Tuesday and every seller had a freebie or two up for it. That includes Verizon, the only carrier to sell the phone. The Pixel is rated IP53 (like the HTC 10). Google thinks it can capture 4 million salesNo new Nexus devices are plannedIs pricing this phone from $650 a losing battle against Apple for Google? We discuss.

News


37:28 | Google announced more than just a phone this week...

48:01 | An Android 7.1 developer preview should squeak in this year.

51:20 | Is another Galaxy Note 7 recall possible?

56:35 | V20 pre-orders kick off today on AT&T!

1:07:57 | Windows News: T-Mobile Idol 4 Pro, Surface All-in-One

1:09:50 | Nokia benchmarks a low-end phone.

1:12:20 | Oculus releases roadmap for future VR products.

1:17:14 | Will someone buy Twitter this month?

1:20:01 | T-Mobile CEO wants to send someone to Mars.

Listener Mail

(01:23:45)

Listener questions this week from Michael, Malena, and Haniko! 

See you next week!

]]>
The Pixel has been announced! What do we like? What don't we like? What about Nexus fans? Plus LG V20 pre-orders are popping up, a Nokia phone might have been benchmarked, and is Alcatel working on a Windows Phone? This week we're joined by TK Bay to discuss these stories and answer your questions, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on October 7th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 221

 

Recording Date

October 7, 2016

Host

Juan Bagnell

Guest

TK Bay

Producer

Jules Wang

 

Let's talk about the Pixel!

(00:03:43)

The Pixel was announced by Google on Tuesday and every seller had a freebie or two up for it. That includes Verizon, the only carrier to sell the phone. The Pixel is rated IP53 (like the HTC 10). Google thinks it can capture 4 million salesNo new Nexus devices are plannedIs pricing this phone from $650 a losing battle against Apple for Google? We discuss.

News


37:28 | Google announced more than just a phone this week...

48:01 | An Android 7.1 developer preview should squeak in this year.

51:20 | Is another Galaxy Note 7 recall possible?

56:35 | V20 pre-orders kick off today on AT&T!

1:07:57 | Windows News: T-Mobile Idol 4 Pro, Surface All-in-One

1:09:50 | Nokia benchmarks a low-end phone.

1:12:20 | Oculus releases roadmap for future VR products.

1:17:14 | Will someone buy Twitter this month?

1:20:01 | T-Mobile CEO wants to send someone to Mars.

Listener Mail

(01:23:45)

Listener questions this week from Michael, Malena, and Haniko! 

See you next week!

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 220: Google Hyperdrives to Andromeda, and Blackberry Black-holes]]> Sat, 01 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT 1:18:58 yes Will Android and Chrome OS finally just merge already? What's going on with Android Wear, and will Huawei jump ship to Tizen? Can Blackberry survive by giving up on in-house hardware? This week we're joined by Trisha Hershberger to discuss these stories and answer your questions, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on September 30th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 220

 

Recording Date

September 30, 2016

Host

Juan Bagnell

Guest

Trisha Hershberger (@ThatGrlTrish)

Producer

Jules Wang

 

Will Chrome OS and Android finally merge already?

(00:06:33)

And it might just be called AndromedaSo, will a Pixel 3 laptop run Andromeda OSHow about a Nexus 7P tablet?

News

 

15:47 | Android Wear 2.0 delayed until 2017.

18:09 | Will Huawei's next watch run Tizen?

29:39 | Samsung replaces replacement Note 7.

38:00 | Could this possibly be the Galaxy S8? Really?

44:41 | We're already talking iPhone 8 rumors...

49:29 | Apple might send your iMessage contact numbers to police.

54:08 | Sprint's "Free iPhone" deal could return a profit.

57:26 | Rogers bundling Projector MotoMod with every Moto Z pre-order.

59:38 | Lenovo lays off most of its remaining Motorola employees.

Blackberry says goodbye to hardware?

(01:03:15)

No more in-house phone developmentas more images of the DTEK60 leakbut CEO John Chen says there will be QWERTY phones in the future.

 

Listener Mail

(01:11:39)

Listener questions this week from Haniko! 

See you next week!

]]>
Will Android and Chrome OS finally just merge already? What's going on with Android Wear, and will Huawei jump ship to Tizen? Can Blackberry survive by giving up on in-house hardware? This week we're joined by Trisha Hershberger to discuss these stories and answer your questions, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on September 30th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 220

 

Recording Date

September 30, 2016

Host

Juan Bagnell

Guest

Trisha Hershberger (@ThatGrlTrish)

Producer

Jules Wang

 

Will Chrome OS and Android finally merge already?

(00:06:33)

And it might just be called AndromedaSo, will a Pixel 3 laptop run Andromeda OSHow about a Nexus 7P tablet?

News

 

15:47 | Android Wear 2.0 delayed until 2017.

18:09 | Will Huawei's next watch run Tizen?

29:39 | Samsung replaces replacement Note 7.

38:00 | Could this possibly be the Galaxy S8? Really?

44:41 | We're already talking iPhone 8 rumors...

49:29 | Apple might send your iMessage contact numbers to police.

54:08 | Sprint's "Free iPhone" deal could return a profit.

57:26 | Rogers bundling Projector MotoMod with every Moto Z pre-order.

59:38 | Lenovo lays off most of its remaining Motorola employees.

Blackberry says goodbye to hardware?

(01:03:15)

No more in-house phone developmentas more images of the DTEK60 leakbut CEO John Chen says there will be QWERTY phones in the future.

 

Listener Mail

(01:11:39)

Listener questions this week from Haniko! 

See you next week!

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 219: iPhone build costs, say hello to Allo, and a Comcast MVNO?]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT 1:27:05 yes How much does it REALLY cost to build an iPhone? Can any software truly be intuitive? Why is Comcast getting into the carrier game? We say hello to Google's Allo messenger, and we have a BUNCH of smartphone announcements to chat about from Huawei, LeEco, and Blackberry! These stories plus your questions, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on September 22th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 219

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XBox Music Link

Direct Download

Recording Date

September 22, 2016

Host

Juan Bagnell

Guest

Enobong Etteh from Boored at Work

Producer

Jules Wang

 

Can software REALLY be "intuitive"?

(00:04:35)

The iPhone camera is praised for its simplicity, but does it really have an intuitive design, or is it popular for its familiarity?

While features like Live Photos are fun, what about improving on the core experience? Can we retain the basic function of this app while improving the structure of menus and settings? Let’s have a friendly debate!

News

12:55 | Google's Primetime Pixel TV ad!

22:41 | Hardware Hoedown: HTC BoltLeEco Le Pro 3Blackberry DTEK60Huawei Mate 9

32:47 | Google Allo is now available!

42:45 | Will Comcast and Verizon join forces for a new MVNO?

48:17 | Could HTC deliver a truly button-less phone?

53:12 | Tweeters rejoice! Media links no longer count against your 140 character limit!

 

No, the iPhone doesn't cost $224.80 to make...

(00:57:39)

What does a $224.80 bill of materials really mean for every iPhone 7? For Apple and for people talking about how the company is able to make money hand over fist with the margins it charges every $649? We discuss.

Listener Mail

(01:11:13)

Listener questions this week from Abdul , Jon, and Coolharsh! 

See you next week!

]]>
How much does it REALLY cost to build an iPhone? Can any software truly be intuitive? Why is Comcast getting into the carrier game? We say hello to Google's Allo messenger, and we have a BUNCH of smartphone announcements to chat about from Huawei, LeEco, and Blackberry! These stories plus your questions, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on September 22th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 219

RSS Feed

iTunes Link

XBox Music Link

Direct Download

Recording Date

September 22, 2016

Host

Juan Bagnell

Guest

Enobong Etteh from Boored at Work

Producer

Jules Wang

 

Can software REALLY be "intuitive"?

(00:04:35)

The iPhone camera is praised for its simplicity, but does it really have an intuitive design, or is it popular for its familiarity?

While features like Live Photos are fun, what about improving on the core experience? Can we retain the basic function of this app while improving the structure of menus and settings? Let’s have a friendly debate!

News

12:55 | Google's Primetime Pixel TV ad!

22:41 | Hardware Hoedown: HTC BoltLeEco Le Pro 3Blackberry DTEK60Huawei Mate 9

32:47 | Google Allo is now available!

42:45 | Will Comcast and Verizon join forces for a new MVNO?

48:17 | Could HTC deliver a truly button-less phone?

53:12 | Tweeters rejoice! Media links no longer count against your 140 character limit!

 

No, the iPhone doesn't cost $224.80 to make...

(00:57:39)

What does a $224.80 bill of materials really mean for every iPhone 7? For Apple and for people talking about how the company is able to make money hand over fist with the margins it charges every $649? We discuss.

Listener Mail

(01:11:13)

Listener questions this week from Abdul , Jon, and Coolharsh! 

See you next week!

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 218: iPhone 7 launches tomorrow, HTC's onslaught of phones, and grading Note 7 media coverage]]> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT 1:38:30 yes We're running a special segment this week to discuss Samsung and the response to the Note 7. Is the media doing a fair job in reporting on these incidents? Has Samsung responded appropriately? Is there any way to salvage the Galaxy brand name?

Also, the iPhone 7 will be in our hands in less than 24 hours, and it's apparently selling out like crazy! HTC has a new phone headed to Sprint! We've got a fresh look at the Google Pixel phone! Microsoft kills the Lumia!

Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on September 15th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 218

RSS Feed

iTunes Link

XBox Music Link

Direct Download

Recording Date

September 15, 2016

Hosts

Juan Bagnell

Producer

Jules Wang

Samsung, Note 7 batteries, and the Media

(00:04:34)

We've been posting a number of stories about the Note 7 battery situation, as many tech and news outlets have. How has Samsung handled the recall so far? Has the media done a fair job of reporting  on this issue? Here are our thoughts, and we hope you'll share yours.

The boy who caught fire...
And a story that actually got it right.
Note 7 car fire in Florida
.
Galaxy S7 fire caught on camera.
Samsung to limit battery charging on the Note 7.
Note 7 replacements arriving in Canada soon.
Galaxy S8 to launch with a different name?

News

28:16 | Samsung's newest Exynos chipset hits the bench.

35:05 | HTC has an onslaught of phones to deliver this fall.

39:27  | Speaking of HTC Phones, here's a better look at the Google Pixel.

45:43 | iPhones are selling like hotcakes! All iPhone 7 models officially sold out.

58:01 | Spotify still outpacing Apple Music while Apple (and everyone else) are still not interested in buying Tidal.

1:05:35 | ZTE continues CSX, crowd sourcing experiment, with some interesting projects planned.

Listener Mail

(01:17:18)

Listener questions this week from Haniko, Carlos, and Coolharsh! 

See you next week!

]]>
We're running a special segment this week to discuss Samsung and the response to the Note 7. Is the media doing a fair job in reporting on these incidents? Has Samsung responded appropriately? Is there any way to salvage the Galaxy brand name?

Also, the iPhone 7 will be in our hands in less than 24 hours, and it's apparently selling out like crazy! HTC has a new phone headed to Sprint! We've got a fresh look at the Google Pixel phone! Microsoft kills the Lumia!

Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on September 15th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 218

RSS Feed

iTunes Link

XBox Music Link

Direct Download

Recording Date

September 15, 2016

Hosts

Juan Bagnell

Producer

Jules Wang

Samsung, Note 7 batteries, and the Media

(00:04:34)

We've been posting a number of stories about the Note 7 battery situation, as many tech and news outlets have. How has Samsung handled the recall so far? Has the media done a fair job of reporting  on this issue? Here are our thoughts, and we hope you'll share yours.

The boy who caught fire...
And a story that actually got it right.
Note 7 car fire in Florida
.
Galaxy S7 fire caught on camera.
Samsung to limit battery charging on the Note 7.
Note 7 replacements arriving in Canada soon.
Galaxy S8 to launch with a different name?

News

28:16 | Samsung's newest Exynos chipset hits the bench.

35:05 | HTC has an onslaught of phones to deliver this fall.

39:27  | Speaking of HTC Phones, here's a better look at the Google Pixel.

45:43 | iPhones are selling like hotcakes! All iPhone 7 models officially sold out.

58:01 | Spotify still outpacing Apple Music while Apple (and everyone else) are still not interested in buying Tidal.

1:05:35 | ZTE continues CSX, crowd sourcing experiment, with some interesting projects planned.

Listener Mail

(01:17:18)

Listener questions this week from Haniko, Carlos, and Coolharsh! 

See you next week!

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 217: RIP headphone jack, hello Mario on iPhone 7; LG V20, too]]> Sat, 10 Sep 2016 19:01:12 GMT 1:19:14 yes Two major announcements from two tech companies. Apple had the courage to remove one of the most standardized cable ports ever created from the new iPhone 7. The Apple Watch 2 won't turn any heads in terms of design, so will people keep buying it? The Air Pods feature some incredible technology, but will people adopt the Trekkie look? Or if Apple isn't your flavor, we also have this beast of a phone to talk about called the LG V20.

Juan, Jules, and Jaime are here to tackle your questions about two of the hottest announcements of the season, so make sure you're charged and ready for episode 217 of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the live video broadcast from 4:00pm Eastern on September 8th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 217

 

Recording Date

September 8, 2016

Hosts

Juan Bagnell

Jaime Rivera

Producer

Jules Wang

Mario goes Apple-picking

(00:04:06)

Let's start the show out of order, shall we?

Nintendo likes to keep its intellectual and creative assets within its hardware family. But slowly and steadily, it's been letting loose some of its other franchises into the mobile arena.

The deal to launch the first such Mario franchise exclusively — for the time being — on iOS is definitely a BFD.

LG V20

(00:11:09)

LG's version of a mic drop is this beastly phablet focused on delivering incredible photo and video tools, and it has one of the best headphone jacks we've ever listened to.

LG V20 First Look - The multimedia monster returns!
LG V20 Camera Tour - The best camera app ever made gets even better!
LG V20 Audio Tour - What's the deal with four DACs and three microphones?
LG V20 vs LG V10 Quick Comparison - A worthy successor?
LG V20 vs LG G5 Quick Comparison - Who needs friends?

Apple

(00:31:01)

Apple unveiled a pair of new iPhones, a new Apple watch, and some nifty wireless headphones.

Here's the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus!
Dual cameras are all the rage, and Apple has a fresh twist on the idea.
Apple Watch Series 2
looks the same, but now can go for a swim.
Losing the headphone jack, Apple hopes you'll go wireless with AirPods or Beats.

We've got more of your listener mail coming next week!

]]>
Two major announcements from two tech companies. Apple had the courage to remove one of the most standardized cable ports ever created from the new iPhone 7. The Apple Watch 2 won't turn any heads in terms of design, so will people keep buying it? The Air Pods feature some incredible technology, but will people adopt the Trekkie look? Or if Apple isn't your flavor, we also have this beast of a phone to talk about called the LG V20.

Juan, Jules, and Jaime are here to tackle your questions about two of the hottest announcements of the season, so make sure you're charged and ready for episode 217 of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the live video broadcast from 4:00pm Eastern on September 8th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag on Twitter during the broadcast. For folks watching later, you can shoot your listener emails to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air the following week!

Pocketnow Weekly 217

 

Recording Date

September 8, 2016

Hosts

Juan Bagnell

Jaime Rivera

Producer

Jules Wang

Mario goes Apple-picking

(00:04:06)

Let's start the show out of order, shall we?

Nintendo likes to keep its intellectual and creative assets within its hardware family. But slowly and steadily, it's been letting loose some of its other franchises into the mobile arena.

The deal to launch the first such Mario franchise exclusively — for the time being — on iOS is definitely a BFD.

LG V20

(00:11:09)

LG's version of a mic drop is this beastly phablet focused on delivering incredible photo and video tools, and it has one of the best headphone jacks we've ever listened to.

LG V20 First Look - The multimedia monster returns!
LG V20 Camera Tour - The best camera app ever made gets even better!
LG V20 Audio Tour - What's the deal with four DACs and three microphones?
LG V20 vs LG V10 Quick Comparison - A worthy successor?
LG V20 vs LG G5 Quick Comparison - Who needs friends?

Apple

(00:31:01)

Apple unveiled a pair of new iPhones, a new Apple watch, and some nifty wireless headphones.

Here's the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus!
Dual cameras are all the rage, and Apple has a fresh twist on the idea.
Apple Watch Series 2
looks the same, but now can go for a swim.
Losing the headphone jack, Apple hopes you'll go wireless with AirPods or Beats.

We've got more of your listener mail coming next week!

]]>
<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 216: There's our IFA 2016 wrap-up, but BOOM goes the Note 7]]> Mon, 05 Sep 2016 03:59:00 GMT 1:42:18 yes We have walked 500 miles and we would walk 500 more to be the men that walked a thousand miles to podcast off the floor of apartment rental. That's all out of necessity for us to not only cover days and days of devices launched before and at the International Funkausstellung Berlin 2016, but in order for us to podcast. And this late audio file is the result of our fruits.

Juan Carlos Bagnell and Jaime Rivera team up to talk about the pop and burn of the Galaxy Note 7, Google dropping Project Ara, the Star VR from Acer, Huawei's Nova before it, Sony's now-usual disappointments and a whole bunch more. Currywurst or none, eat up! It's episode 216 of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Check out the high-quality audio version right here or see the companion video on our YouTube page. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air next week!

Pocketnow Weekly 216

 

Recording Date

September 4, 2016

Host

Juan Bagnell

Jaime Rivera

Producer

Jules Wang

Sponsor

The Pocketnow Weekly is supported by Citi cards with Android Pay.

How cool is it that we live in a world where you can use the same device to listen to our podcast AND buy your morning coffee, groceries and more? Plus it’s a super fast way to pay. Just use your Citi card with Android Pay at the register. Get in. Get it. Get going.

Android Pay is available for eligible Citi consumer credit and debit cards. Download the Android Pay app on Google Play or visit http://Citi.com/AndroidPay to get started.

The #PNWeekly Rundown

4:17 | Did Juan and Jaime have to evacuate from their hotel because of a exploding Galaxy Note 7 battery?

27:15 | Google won't take Project Ara any further

37:18 | Huawei gets its Nova, Nova Plus, but it wouldn't talk to us about the MediaPad M3

50:37 | The Samsung Gear S3 and the ASUS ZenWatch 3 were our most-watched products

56:44 | Despite some downgradesthe ZTE Axon 7 Mini nails it for €299

1:01:44 | Lamenting Sony's Xperia, but will the XZ and X Compact do it right?

1:07:24 | IMAX, Acer and Starbreeze make the Star VR 5K headset, everything else is kinda meh for the resolution

1:18:21 | Jaime might choose Lenovo's Yoga Book over the iPad

1:29:13 | The Jabra Elite Sport earbuds that cancel noise and are water-resistant

1:35:15 | Fossil kicks into gear with Misfit while Nokia/Withings goes spartan

We've got more of your listener mail coming next week!

]]>
We have walked 500 miles and we would walk 500 more to be the men that walked a thousand miles to podcast off the floor of apartment rental. That's all out of necessity for us to not only cover days and days of devices launched before and at the International Funkausstellung Berlin 2016, but in order for us to podcast. And this late audio file is the result of our fruits.

Juan Carlos Bagnell and Jaime Rivera team up to talk about the pop and burn of the Galaxy Note 7, Google dropping Project Ara, the Star VR from Acer, Huawei's Nova before it, Sony's now-usual disappointments and a whole bunch more. Currywurst or none, eat up! It's episode 216 of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Check out the high-quality audio version right here or see the companion video on our YouTube page. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air next week!

Pocketnow Weekly 216

 

Recording Date

September 4, 2016

Host

Juan Bagnell

Jaime Rivera

Producer

Jules Wang

Sponsor

The Pocketnow Weekly is supported by Citi cards with Android Pay.

How cool is it that we live in a world where you can use the same device to listen to our podcast AND buy your morning coffee, groceries and more? Plus it’s a super fast way to pay. Just use your Citi card with Android Pay at the register. Get in. Get it. Get going.

Android Pay is available for eligible Citi consumer credit and debit cards. Download the Android Pay app on Google Play or visit http://Citi.com/AndroidPay to get started.

The #PNWeekly Rundown

4:17 | Did Juan and Jaime have to evacuate from their hotel because of a exploding Galaxy Note 7 battery?

27:15 | Google won't take Project Ara any further

37:18 | Huawei gets its Nova, Nova Plus, but it wouldn't talk to us about the MediaPad M3

50:37 | The Samsung Gear S3 and the ASUS ZenWatch 3 were our most-watched products

56:44 | Despite some downgradesthe ZTE Axon 7 Mini nails it for €299

1:01:44 | Lamenting Sony's Xperia, but will the XZ and X Compact do it right?

1:07:24 | IMAX, Acer and Starbreeze make the Star VR 5K headset, everything else is kinda meh for the resolution

1:18:21 | Jaime might choose Lenovo's Yoga Book over the iPad

1:29:13 | The Jabra Elite Sport earbuds that cancel noise and are water-resistant

1:35:15 | Fossil kicks into gear with Misfit while Nokia/Withings goes spartan

We've got more of your listener mail coming next week!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 215: Apple's Touch Disease, Verizon gimps the Note 7, and IFA 2016 Spoilers]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:00:00 GMT 1:39:14 yes We've got a mega show for you this week, running down our favorite spoilers before we ship off to Berlin for IFA. We're getting a better look at what could be the LG V20,  and let's have a chat about Apple's responses to warranty issues...
These stories plus answering questions from the Pocketnow mailbag! Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 215 of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on August 25th on Pocketnow's YouTube page, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air!

Pocketnow Weekly 215

 

Recording Date

August 25, 2016

Host

Juan Bagnell

Producer

Jules Wang

 

The #PNWeekly Rundown

4:16 | Let us know what you think of our new hashtag: #PNWeekly!

6:36 | IFA There's a Will, There's a Way 

News

43:18 | Nougat Now, Nougat.1 Later

47:19 | Diagnosing Apple's "Touch Disease" stance

1:00:00 | Is the V20 getting over the top?

1:07:30 | Barbara Streisand, Tim Cook and Siri

Discussion

1:09:52 | Drawing the red line (or checkmark) on changing the Note 7's software

Listener Mail

(o1:20:17)

Listener emails this week from Mark, Mark, and Will!

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We've got a mega show for you this week, running down our favorite spoilers before we ship off to Berlin for IFA. We're getting a better look at what could be the LG V20,  and let's have a chat about Apple's responses to warranty issues...
These stories plus answering questions from the Pocketnow mailbag! Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 215 of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on August 25th on Pocketnow's YouTube page, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air!

Pocketnow Weekly 215

 

Recording Date

August 25, 2016

Host

Juan Bagnell

Producer

Jules Wang

 

The #PNWeekly Rundown

4:16 | Let us know what you think of our new hashtag: #PNWeekly!

6:36 | IFA There's a Will, There's a Way 

News

43:18 | Nougat Now, Nougat.1 Later

47:19 | Diagnosing Apple's "Touch Disease" stance

1:00:00 | Is the V20 getting over the top?

1:07:30 | Barbara Streisand, Tim Cook and Siri

Discussion

1:09:52 | Drawing the red line (or checkmark) on changing the Note 7's software

Listener Mail

(o1:20:17)

Listener emails this week from Mark, Mark, and Will!

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<![CDATA[Pocketnow Weekly 214: T-Mobile, Sprint go unlimited, Google phone rumors, Duo video chat, and Honor 8 revealed]]> Sat, 20 Aug 2016 19:00:00 GMT 1:36:20 yes T-Mobile and Sprint are delivering "optimized" unlimited data plans. What does this mean for your phone bill? We've spent some time with Google's Duo video chat. Will this pull people from Facetime? Plus we went hands on with the new Honor 8 at the launch even in San Francisco, and it seems we have yet another premium budget phone to compete against Oneplus, ZTE, and Alcatel. Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 214 of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on August 18th at our YouTube page, or check out the high-quality audio version right here. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air!

Pocketnow Weekly 214

 

Recording Date

August 18, 2016

Host

Juan Bagnell

Producer

Jules Wang

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The Rundown


News 

13:19 | The US starts pre-ordering the Honor 8, one sexy phone.

41:14 | We have to talk about the Google Phones again.

49:34 | Can the HTC Desire 10 models pick up the HTC 10's sales slack?

58:58 |