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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 ...

EXTRA: Press reactions to Moto Z3

Sun Aug 05 2018 (09:22)

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 opport ...

Notches. How many can a phone have? How manyshould 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 ...

Pocketnow Weekly 315: Note 9, Unbreakable

Sat Jul 28 2018 (01:02:20)

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 ...

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 th ...

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 ...

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 ther ...

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 t ...

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 yo ...

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 ...

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 ...

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!Wat ...

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 theYouTube live broa ...

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 shrinki ...

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 theYouTube live broadcast from the special time of 1:00pm Eastern on May 11thor check out thehigh-quality audio versionright here.You can shoot your listener emails topodca ...

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, ...

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 theYouTube live broadcast from 3:00pm Eastern ...

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 theYou ...

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 theYouTube live broadcast from 3:30pm Eastern on April 13or ...

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 th ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 theYouTube live broadcast from 3pm Eastern on March 16or ch ...

'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 ...

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 theYouTube companion video (coming soon)or check out thehigh-quality au ...

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 YouT ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 Weekl ...

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 thevideo recordedfrom 3:00pmEastern on Janu ...

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 episo ...

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...

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 c ...

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...

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. ...

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...

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 t ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 f ...

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...

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 b ...

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,...

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 P ...

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...

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 bi ...

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...

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! Wat ...

Pocketnow Weekly 278: Yer A Wizard, Niantic

Mon Nov 13 2017 (01:46:26)

*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...

*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 anothe ...

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...

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.  ...

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...

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 Wee ...

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...

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 ...

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....

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 ...

In this bonus episode, we talk to Riccardo Cambo about his elaborate hoax for the Google "Ultra Pixel." We also talk about a previous hoax he committed in the name of the PlayStation 4 Slim. Why did he do it?

In this bonus episode, we talk to Riccardo Cambo about his elaborate hoax for the Google "Ultra Pixel." We also talk about a previous hoax he committed in the name of the PlayStation 4 Slim. Why did he do it?

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...

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 getti ...

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...

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 ...

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,...

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 ...

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...

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 We ...

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...

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 ...

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....

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 ou ...

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...

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 s ...

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...

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 1 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 char ...

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...

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 fro ...

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...

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 ...

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....

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 stil ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 iP ...

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...

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 o ...

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...

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 righ ...

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...

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 ma ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 g ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 keybo ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 pod ...

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,...

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-qu ...

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...

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 r ...

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...

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 r ...

Pocketnow Weekly 246 Bonus Episode

Sun Apr 02 2017 (16:09)

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...

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 thin ...

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,...

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 ...

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...

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 ver ...

Jules is on vacation, so let's play with a guest epsiode this 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 rea ...

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...

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 o ...

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...

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 o ...

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...

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: ...

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...

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 abo ...

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...

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 s ...

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...

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 a ...

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...

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 q ...

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...

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 vers ...

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...

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, yo ...

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...

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, ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 l ...

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...

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 De ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ver ...

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...

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 watc ...

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...

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 folk ...

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...

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 phon ...

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...

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, ...

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...

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 f ...

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...

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, ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 he ...

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,...

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-quali ...

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,...

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 fro ...

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...

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 t ...

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...

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 ...

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......

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- ...

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...

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 Ea ...

Apple gets smart about BETA testing software, while we're already tracking rumors about next year's iPhone. Google and Samsung respond to security concerns exploited at this year's Def Con. And the LG V20 looks to impress audiophiles with a Quad...

Apple gets smart about BETA testing software, while we're already tracking rumors about next year's iPhone. Google and Samsung respond to security concerns exploited at this year's Def Con. And the LG V20 looks to impress audiophiles with a Quad DAC system! What does that even mean?!?!? Those stories, and we'll tackle your viewer emails! Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 213 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on August 11 at Pocketnow's YouTu ...

Juan and Jaime went hands on with the new Galaxy Note 7 at Samsung's launch event. What did they like about Samsung's newest phablet? Are there any deal breakers for a phone which costs as much as a decent laptop? Also we've got fresh hot new LG V20...

Juan and Jaime went hands on with the new Galaxy Note 7 at Samsung's launch event. What did they like about Samsung's newest phablet? Are there any deal breakers for a phone which costs as much as a decent laptop? Also we've got fresh hot new LG V20 rumors, and we take a look at the release schedule for Android 7 "Nougat" and the next Nexus. Those stories, and we'll tackle your viewer emails! Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 212 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the live video broadca ...

Juan's review of the Alcatel Idol 4S is LIVE, but what did Juan get wrong in his review? Apple sells it's billionth phone while sales decline. Blackberry delivers the "world's most secure Android smartphone", but can we trust that claim in the...

Juan's review of the Alcatel Idol 4S is LIVE, but what did Juan get wrong in his review? Apple sells it's billionth phone while sales decline. Blackberry delivers the "world's most secure Android smartphone", but can we trust that claim in the light of recent encryption issues? Those stories, and we'll tackle your viewer emails! Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 211 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the live video broadcast at 2:00pm Eastern on July 28th (click here for your local time ...

We're going to tackle ALL of your questions about the Moto Z, the Moto Z Force, and Moto Mods! Plus, we'll chat about mobile use in the military, Google's potential VR strategy, and what responsibility do companies have to provide access to encrypted...

We're going to tackle ALL of your questions about the Moto Z, the Moto Z Force, and Moto Mods! Plus, we'll chat about mobile use in the military, Google's potential VR strategy, and what responsibility do companies have to provide access to encrypted devices? Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 210 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the live video broadcast at 2:00pm Eastern on July 21st (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. And don't fo ...

Pokémon Go is already huge and it's getting huger! LG is whittling back expectations for the G5, but can a V20 pull the company out of its doldrums. Plus this week our viewers take the wheel. Ask us anything (tech related), and we're going to answer...

Pokémon Go is already huge and it's getting huger! LG is whittling back expectations for the G5, but can a V20 pull the company out of its doldrums. Plus this week our viewers take the wheel. Ask us anything (tech related), and we're going to answer it! Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 209 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on July 14th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. And don't forget to s ...

Is Google working on a Nexus smartwatch? Brexit is already causing tech prices to climb in the UK! Can Apple maintain high profit margins in an increasingly competitive industry? These stories, plus we'll be tackling your questions and comments, and...

Is Google working on a Nexus smartwatch? Brexit is already causing tech prices to climb in the UK! Can Apple maintain high profit margins in an increasingly competitive industry? These stories, plus we'll be tackling your questions and comments, and get ready to vote for your favorite Pocketnow photog! Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 208 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on July 7th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-qualit ...

What do we know about this rumored first party Google Phone? What bells and whistles might we get on the Note 7? And we're introducing a new series on this site where editors can battle against each other for your amusement! These stories and we'll be...

What do we know about this rumored first party Google Phone? What bells and whistles might we get on the Note 7? And we're introducing a new series on this site where editors can battle against each other for your amusement! These stories and we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 207 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on June 30th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio versi ...

T-Mobile had a heck of week with streaming and special offer issues. Is Google somehow upsetting manufacturing partners? Why are companies threatening to leave Android? We're wrapping up our OnePlus 3 coverage, and you can get a sneak peek of our full...

T-Mobile had a heck of week with streaming and special offer issues. Is Google somehow upsetting manufacturing partners? Why are companies threatening to leave Android? We're wrapping up our OnePlus 3 coverage, and you can get a sneak peek of our full review. Lastly, we just can't seem to shake all of these conflicting iPhone 7 rumors. These stories and we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 206 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broad ...

We've been using the iOS 10 and Apple Watch OS 3 developer preview BETAs for almost a week. How is Apple stacking up to it Android competition? Bluetooth 5 is coming with more bandwidth and a focus on "Internet of Things". And, Net neutrality is...

We've been using the iOS 10 and Apple Watch OS 3 developer preview BETAs for almost a week. How is Apple stacking up to it Android competition? Bluetooth 5 is coming with more bandwidth and a focus on "Internet of Things". And, Net neutrality is defended again, this time in the courts. Will companies start accepting it now as the law of the land? These stories and we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 205 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the ...

Lenovo TechWorld rocked our socks! Let's chat about our first experiences with the Moto Z and Z Force. What is Project Tango, and what is it doing in the Phab 2 Pro? And what might Apple have in store for us at WWDC this year? Make sure you're charged...

Lenovo TechWorld rocked our socks! Let's chat about our first experiences with the Moto Z and Z Force. What is Project Tango, and what is it doing in the Phab 2 Pro? And what might Apple have in store for us at WWDC this year? Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 204 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on June 10th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version here. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to podcas ...

You'll soon be able to buy a OnePlus 3 without an invite! Is this the flagship killer you've been waiting for? We finally have confirmation on USA pricing for the Xperia X. Will Sony start supporting North America more consistently? Qualcomm delivers...

You'll soon be able to buy a OnePlus 3 without an invite! Is this the flagship killer you've been waiting for? We finally have confirmation on USA pricing for the Xperia X. Will Sony start supporting North America more consistently? Qualcomm delivers an official statement regarding the TrustZone exploit, but will consumers be able to protect their information if manufacturers have to send updates? These stories and we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready ...

Samsung might skip the naming of its next phablet, jumping to the Note 7. Pebble smashes Kickstarter goals. Should companies be allowed to use Kickstarter as a "pre-sale" platform? We get a better look at the OnePlus 3, and our own Jaime Rivera went...

Samsung might skip the naming of its next phablet, jumping to the Note 7. Pebble smashes Kickstarter goals. Should companies be allowed to use Kickstarter as a "pre-sale" platform? We get a better look at the OnePlus 3, and our own Jaime Rivera went to China to check out the ZTE Axon 7! Of course we'll also be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready! It's time for episode 202 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on May 27th (clic ...

There's a new Moto G coming soon. How will it compete in a market full of mid-range and entry-level phones? Google I/O delivered some exciting developer news, what might consumers have to look forward to on Android? The Nokia brand is returning to...

There's a new Moto G coming soon. How will it compete in a market full of mid-range and entry-level phones? Google I/O delivered some exciting developer news, what might consumers have to look forward to on Android? The Nokia brand is returning to smartphones! What might we see out of Finland? Plus, we'll be announcing the winners of our 200th episode giveaway! We've been hard at work covering news stories and producing the next generation of phone reviews. We recently started a new series of vi ...

Is Apple Music deleting your downloaded music? What does Lenovo have up its sleeve for the next generation of Motorola devices? What are we looking forward to at this Google I/O? Plus, we're giving away TWO phones to celebrate TWO hundred episodes!...

Is Apple Music deleting your downloaded music? What does Lenovo have up its sleeve for the next generation of Motorola devices? What are we looking forward to at this Google I/O? Plus, we're giving away TWO phones to celebrate TWO hundred episodes! We've been hard at work covering news stories and producing the next generation of phone reviews. We recently started a new series of videos delving deeper into camera performance and phone comparisons, and of course we'll be tackling your questions a ...

Galaxy Note 6 rumors are heating up. What might be in store for Samsung's next phablet? We ask our viewers, which HTC has the best BoomSound? HTC 10 or the One M9? And we're wrapping up our time with the iPad Pro 9.7. Can this tablet really be used...

Galaxy Note 6 rumors are heating up. What might be in store for Samsung's next phablet? We ask our viewers, which HTC has the best BoomSound? HTC 10 or the One M9? And we're wrapping up our time with the iPad Pro 9.7. Can this tablet really be used for work? We've been hard at work covering news stories and producing the next generation of phone reviews. We recently started a new series of videos delving deeper into camera performance and phone comparisons, and of course we'll be tackling your q ...

Apple's quarterly earnings have fallen for the first time since 2003. As iPhone sales slow, what are the ramifications for Cupertino? Is Nokia getting into the smartwatch game by buying up Withings? Google is bringing Android app support to...

Apple's quarterly earnings have fallen for the first time since 2003. As iPhone sales slow, what are the ramifications for Cupertino? Is Nokia getting into the smartwatch game by buying up Withings? Google is bringing Android app support to Chromebooks, but will we ever see Android and Chrome OS merge? We've been hard at work covering news stories and producing the next generation of phone reviews. We recently started a new series of videos delving deeper into camera performance and phone compar ...

The HTC 10 makes us wonder if any phone can really be perfect. Galaxy Note 6 rumors are building steam. What might we see on Samsung's next phablet? With the flagship phone market maturing, we'll take a look at why people are waiting longer to upgrade...

The HTC 10 makes us wonder if any phone can really be perfect. Galaxy Note 6 rumors are building steam. What might we see on Samsung's next phablet? With the flagship phone market maturing, we'll take a look at why people are waiting longer to upgrade their phones? We've been hard at work covering news stories and producing the next generation of phone reviews. We recently started a new series of videos delving deeper into camera performance and phone comparisons, and of course we'll be tacklin ...

The HTC 10 is taking the Android world by storm. Can this one phone turn the tides for HTC? Our LG G5 coverage is in full swing, and everything you want to know about this phone will be answered. Lastly, another "backdoor" encryption bill is headed to...

The HTC 10 is taking the Android world by storm. Can this one phone turn the tides for HTC? Our LG G5 coverage is in full swing, and everything you want to know about this phone will be answered. Lastly, another "backdoor" encryption bill is headed to congress, what might this mean for consumer tech? We've been hard at work covering news stories and producing the next generation of phone reviews. We recently started a new series of videos delving deeper into camera performance and phone compari ...

We finally have the full scoop on those dual Leica cameras found on the Huawei P9! We'll try to figure out if LG's build quality criticisms will sink the G5, and is the end near for the Blackberry brand? We've been hard at work covering news stories...

We finally have the full scoop on those dual Leica cameras found on the Huawei P9! We'll try to figure out if LG's build quality criticisms will sink the G5, and is the end near for the Blackberry brand? We've been hard at work covering news stories and producing the next generation of phone reviews. We recently started a new series of videos delving deeper into camera performance and comparing mid range phones, but of course we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charg ...

!yaD 'slooF lirpA yppaH How can we tell if the iPhone SE is a sales success? What's new for Windows 10 at Build 2016? Could you use your smart PHONE without any phone call capabilities? We've been hard at work covering news stories and producing the...

!yaD 'slooF lirpA yppaH How can we tell if the iPhone SE is a sales success? What's new for Windows 10 at Build 2016? Could you use your smart PHONE without any phone call capabilities? We've been hard at work covering news stories and producing the next generation of phone reviews. We recently started a new series of videos delving deeper into camera performance and we're taking a closer look at mobile audio hardware, but of course we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you' ...

The iPhone SE is officially official! We're answering your questions about Apple's new mini powerhouse, taking a look at a smaller iPad Pro, and we finally have the full scoop on LG's Friends for the G5! We've been hard at work covering news stories...

The iPhone SE is officially official! We're answering your questions about Apple's new mini powerhouse, taking a look at a smaller iPad Pro, and we finally have the full scoop on LG's Friends for the G5! We've been hard at work covering news stories and producing the next generation of phone reviews. We recently started a new series of videos delving deeper into camera performance and photography term definitions, and of course we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're cha ...

The iPhone 7 might be the leakiest iPhone yet, in that we're seeing quite a few shots of the camera and antenna bands. The Galaxy S7 Edge does battle with the S6 Edge+ and Note 5. Windows Phone users say goodbye to HERE Maps, and the camera on the...

The iPhone 7 might be the leakiest iPhone yet, in that we're seeing quite a few shots of the camera and antenna bands. The Galaxy S7 Edge does battle with the S6 Edge+ and Note 5. Windows Phone users say goodbye to HERE Maps, and the camera on the Galaxy S7 is THOROUGHLY reviewed. We've been hard at work covering news stories and producing the next generation of phone reviews. We recently started a new series of videos delving deeper into camera performance and photography term definitions, and ...

We're digging into our coverage of Samsung's Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, but while our first impressions are positive, we're seeing slower pre-sales than last year's Galaxy S6. At the same time, Apple is lowering expectations for future smartphone...

We're digging into our coverage of Samsung's Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, but while our first impressions are positive, we're seeing slower pre-sales than last year's Galaxy S6. At the same time, Apple is lowering expectations for future smartphone sales. At least detachable screen PC sales are looking up as tablet sales are falling flat. Huawei has a big announcement in store for their first phone collaboration with Leica, and LG finally reveals when the G5 will start shipping. We've been har ...

The glow of MWC 2016 is fading, and we've shared our early reactions to the new devices announced. Did Samsung build an unbreakable phone? Will anyone actually buy the LG G5? Plenty of people pre-ordered the HTC Vive, which is a good thing considering...

The glow of MWC 2016 is fading, and we've shared our early reactions to the new devices announced. Did Samsung build an unbreakable phone? Will anyone actually buy the LG G5? Plenty of people pre-ordered the HTC Vive, which is a good thing considering the M10's first teaser vid was a dud. Are folks game to play with a new voice assistant? Soundhound thinks you'll be impressed with their new helper. We've been hard at work covering news stories and prepping for the next generation of phone revie ...

This was a big show. Rolling 360° video bots roamed the crowded grounds of Barcelona. Windows had a blitz of new products and they all didn't come from Microsoft. Alcatel loses its (One)Touch while Sony puts the Xperia Z line to snooze. Oh yeah,...

This was a big show. Rolling 360° video bots roamed the crowded grounds of Barcelona. Windows had a blitz of new products and they all didn't come from Microsoft. Alcatel loses its (One)Touch while Sony puts the Xperia Z line to snooze. Oh yeah, there are those two big phones we're talking about in the headline. You read it, didn't you? Or have you been hiding under a rock from the rumor surge leading up to the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the LG G5. Well, whatever the case, prepare to l ...

The Pocketnow team is prepping for harvest season at MWC 2016 in Barcelona. We're expecting some huge announcements from some major players, and we've been catching some interesting leaks from around the web. Samsung is teasing "life proof" build...

The Pocketnow team is prepping for harvest season at MWC 2016 in Barcelona. We're expecting some huge announcements from some major players, and we've been catching some interesting leaks from around the web. Samsung is teasing "life proof" build quality on the Galaxy S7. We might finally know what LG's "Magic" accessory port is all about, and what's going on with selling unreleased phones through Dubai's version of Craigslist? Another week of mobile tech news has passed, and we're going to talk ...

Alcatel Onetouch might be shipping the new Idol smartphone in Virtual Reality packaging, iPhone error 53 is frustrating users who have had their home buttons repaired, and Tim Cook takes his ball and runs home after people tweet mean things about his...

Alcatel Onetouch might be shipping the new Idol smartphone in Virtual Reality packaging, iPhone error 53 is frustrating users who have had their home buttons repaired, and Tim Cook takes his ball and runs home after people tweet mean things about his Super Bowl photo. Another week of mobile technology news has passed, and we’re going to talk about all of it, on episode 187 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:15pm Eastern on February 3 (click here for your local time), or c ...

Fitbit gets a fancy new band, manufacturers old and new are picking up the Windows Mobile mantle and a phone that'll probably never see the light of day changes up its OS. It must be another week in mobile technology, and that must mean it's time for...

Fitbit gets a fancy new band, manufacturers old and new are picking up the Windows Mobile mantle and a phone that'll probably never see the light of day changes up its OS. It must be another week in mobile technology, and that must mean it's time for another episode of our little pow-wow. Join us as we get ready to get techy on episode 186 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 1:15pm Eastern on February 4 (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio ve ...

Our CES followups are done, our convention-center head colds are almost dribbled out, and the first small scents of jamon are starting to waft over from Barcelona. It must be almost springtime for Pocketnow, and you know what that means: the MWC...

Our CES followups are done, our convention-center head colds are almost dribbled out, and the first small scents of jamon are starting to waft over from Barcelona. It must be almost springtime for Pocketnow, and you know what that means: the MWC 2016 rumor reactor is humming its way up to 100% power. Join us for HTC Perfume, LG Magic Slot, and Oppo world-domination promises –plus your listener mail– as we get ready to get techy on episode 185 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast f ...

HTC Nexus phones, a free smartwatch with your smartphone and iOS apps coming to Windows Phone. Who says the post-CES lull has to be dull? All of the above –plus a special announcement from Pocketnow's Editor-in-Chief and your...

HTC Nexus phones, a free smartwatch with your smartphone and iOS apps coming to Windows Phone. Who says the post-CES lull has to be dull? All of the above –plus a special announcement from Pocketnow's Editor-in-Chief and your listener mail– awaits on episode 184 of the Pocketnow Weekly! So put on your Perfume and varnish up your Islandwood; we're about to pay another visit to the techno club that is the Pocketnow Weekly podcast. Watch the video broadcast from 1:00pm Eastern on January 21 (click ...

The comfortable Airbnb with the log burning in the fireplace is gone, as are the dry sandwiches and free coffee of the press room. We're back in our respective cities following the crazy hallway podcasting days of CES 2016, most of us wiser,...

The comfortable Airbnb with the log burning in the fireplace is gone, as are the dry sandwiches and free coffee of the press room. We're back in our respective cities following the crazy hallway podcasting days of CES 2016, most of us wiser, all of us older, and at least one of us with a big 'ole post-Vegas beard. And now that you're caught up with where we're sitting ... we're gonna catch you up with what's new in mobile tech. Sweet, sweet news on smartphones, tablets, wearables and VR headset ...

Pocketnow Weekly 182: CES 2016 on fleek

Mon Jan 11 2016 (01:20:28)

Vice City. Full of fattening foods, business propositions of the nether regions, fewer grand theft auto charges than you'd think would be there and — for one week out of the whole year — tech here, tech there and tech everywhere. I...

Vice City. Full of fattening foods, business propositions of the nether regions, fewer grand theft auto charges than you'd think would be there and — for one week out of the whole year — tech here, tech there and tech everywhere. I don't know how Pocketnow's largest ground crew survived through all of it, but they did. And they're here to tell the tale. (Recorded) LIVE from CES 2016, this is episode 182 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Check out the high-quality audio version of our podcast right here ...

The stretch between Christmas/Hanukkah and New Year's is a farce. Even with CES 2016 looming on the horizon and PR pitches landing like buzzword-filled mortars at every compass point, getting any kind of work done with a belly full of holiday food and...

The stretch between Christmas/Hanukkah and New Year's is a farce. Even with CES 2016 looming on the horizon and PR pitches landing like buzzword-filled mortars at every compass point, getting any kind of work done with a belly full of holiday food and the crackling anticipation of New Year's Eve is just impossible. So for this final episode of the year, we're turning the wheel over to you, listeners and viewers, by taking any questions you want via email and Q&A. (Well, after a quick jaunt into ...

You may have mentally checked out for the holidays, shoving a pile of "to-do" paperwork back into a shadowy corner, or said "so long" to exams and headed home from school on winter break, but the mobile electronic world keeps right on moving, and even...

You may have mentally checked out for the holidays, shoving a pile of "to-do" paperwork back into a shadowy corner, or said "so long" to exams and headed home from school on winter break, but the mobile electronic world keeps right on moving, and even with big launches right around the corner as the early-2016 expo season looms, there's been a heck of lot happening - and we're looking forward to sharing it all with you. It may have only been a handful of days since we last came to you with some ...

Some weeks, even listening to K-pop while prepping the rundown can't make the work go fast enough. As 2015 races to a close we've still got tons of work to do outside podcast-land, like finishing up our Pixel C and Lumia 950XL reviews and leaving...

Some weeks, even listening to K-pop while prepping the rundown can't make the work go fast enough. As 2015 races to a close we've still got tons of work to do outside podcast-land, like finishing up our Pixel C and Lumia 950XL reviews and leaving the office in time to go see The Force Awakens. So you'll forgive us if we're a little pressed for time today. But not to worry: we're still gonna cover all the critical stuff from the world of mobile technology, like Sprint trying to seduce T-Mobile em ...

An Android tablet that doesn't quite belong. HTC news on both sides of the good/bad divide. An ugly-as-sin Apple accessory. And a Droid Turbo 2 that looks like Star Wars' own BB-8! Where are you going to find talk like this...

An Android tablet that doesn't quite belong. HTC news on both sides of the good/bad divide. An ugly-as-sin Apple accessory. And a Droid Turbo 2 that looks like Star Wars' own BB-8! Where are you going to find talk like this anywhere else on the internet? If you answered "anywhere I look," you're right indeed ... but you ended up here so welcome to the party. All of the above – plus your listener mail – awaits on episode 178 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 1:30pm Eastern ...

Pocketnow Weekly 177: Il-Lumia-nation

Sat Dec 05 2015 (01:28:33)

Microsoft might be getting the last word in our review queue for 2015. But that also means that we'll be getting the last word on it. We've gone through the Continuum experience and have held Windows 10 Mobile with all 10 of our fingers. And by "we,"...

Microsoft might be getting the last word in our review queue for 2015. But that also means that we'll be getting the last word on it. We've gone through the Continuum experience and have held Windows 10 Mobile with all 10 of our fingers. And by "we," it's not just Michael Fisher. Vernon E.L. Smith of the MS Mobile Show podcast joins us to make light work of the Lumia 950. You'll have your chance to nominate which smartphone will be your daily driver of the year — for the next two years. Plus, a ...

Here in the US, Thanksgiving is just around the corner – and right after the turkey and tryptophan comes the crazy consumerism. To help you figure out what mobile tech to spend your money on this holiday season (whether it's for yourself or...

Here in the US, Thanksgiving is just around the corner – and right after the turkey and tryptophan comes the crazy consumerism. To help you figure out what mobile tech to spend your money on this holiday season (whether it's for yourself or for a lucky family member), we're rounding up all the Black Friday mobile deals we could sift from the internet's tech trove. Then we're raiding Pocketnow's Listener Mail account – because it's almost the end of the year, dammit, and we're getting to Inbox Ze ...

Pocketnow Weekly 175: The Lumia Continuum

Sun Nov 22 2015 (01:19:08)

The first "real" Windows Phone in 20 months landed on our doorstep earlier this week, and we're finally allowed to talk about its crazy Continuum transforming act. While we're sticking close to Windows 10 Mobile for the duration of today's show, we're...

The first "real" Windows Phone in 20 months landed on our doorstep earlier this week, and we're finally allowed to talk about its crazy Continuum transforming act. While we're sticking close to Windows 10 Mobile for the duration of today's show, we're also making time for the news, from the bizarre cancellation of the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition to the 40-hour BlackBerry Priv giveaway on Good Morning America. All of the above –plus your listener mail– awaits on episode 175 of the Pocketnow Weekl ...

We get a late-night delivery from a mysterious man in an unmarked minivan – and he comes bearing an wrist watch right outta the future. We get our Apple iPad Pro ordered up, and we find a friendly Canadian to tell us what to expect....

We get a late-night delivery from a mysterious man in an unmarked minivan – and he comes bearing an wrist watch right outta the future. We get our Apple iPad Pro ordered up, and we find a friendly Canadian to tell us what to expect. And we finally spend a few days with the BlackBerry Priv – and it turns out we don't know how to feel about it any more than the internet does. All of the above –plus your listener mail– awaits below on episode 174 of the Pocketnow Weekly! So charge up your Pencil an ...

Pocketnow Weekly 173: DePRIVal

Fri Nov 06 2015 (01:29:41)

The Android BlackBerry that's got everyone talking; the newest and most affordable smartphone from OnePlus; the obscene forearm-cuff that only a mother could love. Plus, the strap-on that makes any watch a smartwatch and a Cortana clip-on that hints...

The Android BlackBerry that's got everyone talking; the newest and most affordable smartphone from OnePlus; the obscene forearm-cuff that only a mother could love. Plus, the strap-on that makes any watch a smartwatch and a Cortana clip-on that hints at something familiar. This week's mobile tech avalanche awaits –along with your listener mail– on episode 173 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 12:30pm Eastern on November 6 (click here for your local time), or check out the h ...

Motorola builds a shatterproof phone and we put it to the test. Samsung builds a tablet the size of a TV and we look on with concern. And Nintendo finally makes the jump to your smartphone screen ... and we get all nostalgic for Tetris and...

Motorola builds a shatterproof phone and we put it to the test. Samsung builds a tablet the size of a TV and we look on with concern. And Nintendo finally makes the jump to your smartphone screen ... and we get all nostalgic for Tetris and Toobin'. All this, plus some learning about the 600 MHz spectrum and an eyes-on session with your listener mail, on episode 172 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 3:30pm Eastern on October 29 (click here for your local time), or check out ...

HTC's got a new (and familiar-looking) hero phone, but just how much of a flagship is it? YouTube starts passing around a hat to help pay the rent. BlackBerry's first Android smartphone is yours to order - if you've got the cash. And Verizon and...

HTC's got a new (and familiar-looking) hero phone, but just how much of a flagship is it? YouTube starts passing around a hat to help pay the rent. BlackBerry's first Android smartphone is yours to order - if you've got the cash. And Verizon and Motorola are so excited about their upcoming launch event that they just can't seem to keep any more secrets. All that plus the latest Samsung Galaxy S7 and Apple iPhone 7 rumors this week on the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. Watch the video broadcast from  ...

AT&T launches something pretty cool and T-Mobile makes fun of it. Verizon's prepping a couple of new handhelds and they're called "Droids." OnePlus is cooking up a new smartphone and it's being pretty secretive about it. If I didn't know...

AT&T launches something pretty cool and T-Mobile makes fun of it. Verizon's prepping a couple of new handhelds and they're called "Droids." OnePlus is cooking up a new smartphone and it's being pretty secretive about it. If I didn't know better, I'd say we've been here before. All this, plus: the BlackBerry Priv finally gets a date, teens roll their eyes at the Apple Watch, and we go eyes-on with your listener mail, on episode 170 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 12:00pm ...

Microsoft just hosted a very Apple-like unveiling of some (mostly) compelling products that have us wondering about a future covered in Live Tiles. Apple's newest iPhone uses processors from two different manufacturers that might result in...

Microsoft just hosted a very Apple-like unveiling of some (mostly) compelling products that have us wondering about a future covered in Live Tiles. Apple's newest iPhone uses processors from two different manufacturers that might result in varying battery life across models. And BlackBerry's talking up its new smartphone – while also considering exiting the hardware business. All this plus your listener mail awaits on episode 169 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 1:00pm Ea ...

Google's new Nexus phones are here, T-Mobile's customer data is all over the internet, and the new iPhone can double as a submarine. On top of that, LG's looking to revamp the concept of the videophone and the smartwatch all at the same time,...

Google's new Nexus phones are here, T-Mobile's customer data is all over the internet, and the new iPhone can double as a submarine. On top of that, LG's looking to revamp the concept of the videophone and the smartwatch all at the same time, Microsoft's about to dump a load of Windows hardware on the world, and HTC is readying a familiar face for a fall launch. All this plus your listener mail awaits below, on episode 168 of the Pocketnow Weekly! So figure out which cable fits your new phone an ...

Only in the midst of iPhone-and-Nexus season could a week with three reviews, a new smartwatch, and looming launches from huge OEMs be called a "lull." But we'll take the breathers where we can get 'em. On the heels of our Huawei Watch...

Only in the midst of iPhone-and-Nexus season could a week with three reviews, a new smartwatch, and looming launches from huge OEMs be called a "lull." But we'll take the breathers where we can get 'em. On the heels of our Huawei Watch review, a new Pebble joins the fray; on the eve of our OnePlus 2 review, LG teases a weird phone with a weirder video; and as Android Pay finally starts rolling out to US smartphones, Samsung's competitor isn't far behind. We'll talk about all that, plus get a le ...

Hey, do me a favor? Next time you go on down to the Piggly Wiggly, see if they've got them there tablet six packs? I won't have 'em all, I promise; I just want a couple for the road. Yep, things got a little craaaaaazy in mobile technology this...

Hey, do me a favor? Next time you go on down to the Piggly Wiggly, see if they've got them there tablet six packs? I won't have 'em all, I promise; I just want a couple for the road. Yep, things got a little craaaaaazy in mobile technology this week. In the midst of our comprehensive Moto X Pure Edition review and a boatload of hands-ons from CTIA in Las Vegas, we've seen Nextbit announce a cloud-based smartphone, Apple allow an ad blocker into the App Store, and Amazon release, yes, tablet six ...

The muddy morass of tech news is seldom tranquil, even in the wake of a trade show as big as IFA 2015. No sooner had our moon boots touched down on US soil than Apple held a two-hour marathon event to unveil its new iPhones and a giant iPad ......

The muddy morass of tech news is seldom tranquil, even in the wake of a trade show as big as IFA 2015. No sooner had our moon boots touched down on US soil than Apple held a two-hour marathon event to unveil its new iPhones and a giant iPad ... and our keyboards barely had a chance to cool down from that before a Moto X Pure Edition came a'knockin' at our door, just begging to be unboxed. Toss in a hefty helping of backlogged review content (yes, we're still working on that Axon and OnePlus 2 c ...

It might as well have been a bar. Or a dance club. Full of EDM, feathers and psychotic playhouses. Really, when you walk into the Messe Berlin around this time of year, you should expect and receive everything. Buzzed-about wearables from Huawei and...

It might as well have been a bar. Or a dance club. Full of EDM, feathers and psychotic playhouses. Really, when you walk into the Messe Berlin around this time of year, you should expect and receive everything. Buzzed-about wearables from Huawei and Samsung made their ways to the fray. Sony wore its Xperia lineage with its sixth coat of paint. ZTE splashed more of its truer colors onto the newest Axon smartphone. And then the trunk of the show irreparably branches into something else. We'll enj ...

One of the nice things about the current monoform world of slab smartphones is that there are very few moving parts to break. Until, that is, you decide to defy common sense and stick your brand new Galaxy Note 5's S Pen into its silo...

One of the nice things about the current monoform world of slab smartphones is that there are very few moving parts to break. Until, that is, you decide to defy common sense and stick your brand new Galaxy Note 5's S Pen into its silo backwards. That's when life stops getting funny ... and starts getting real. Join us for a debate on whether this is an example of terminal user stupidity or inexcusable design flaw, and then stick around for all the news of the week in mobile technology, from the ...

"I am preparing to toast a marshmelon." That's a line from the greatest Star Trek movie of all time, and it's also something we hope to avoid when the official review period for the latest version of Android kicks off. Until...

"I am preparing to toast a marshmelon." That's a line from the greatest Star Trek movie of all time, and it's also something we hope to avoid when the official review period for the latest version of Android kicks off. Until then, we'll have to content ourselves with discussing Android Marshmallow's funny new name, followed by all the other mobile tech-talk of the week. And if you watch the live edition of the show, you'll be helping! (See below.) All that plus your listener mail is waiting fo ...

Samsung had a few boxes it had to ... unpack on Thursday. One of them contained a device we've really been waiting for. The other held a phone that basically came out this past spring. The compliments and complaints flew, the hands-ons were shot and...

Samsung had a few boxes it had to ... unpack on Thursday. One of them contained a device we've really been waiting for. The other held a phone that basically came out this past spring. The compliments and complaints flew, the hands-ons were shot and uploaded and all we have to do now is to record some opinions in an echo-y Breather room. That was the plan our Michael Fisher followed and he (and the rest of us) was glad to have along Joshua Vergara from Android Authority and the Angel of Tech her ...

Sometimes the news comes not in a solid column from a single direction, but as a scattershot shower-spray from every corner of the space. Today's podcast reflects just such a week in mobile technology, with tech news as far-flung and varied as...

Sometimes the news comes not in a solid column from a single direction, but as a scattershot shower-spray from every corner of the space. Today's podcast reflects just such a week in mobile technology, with tech news as far-flung and varied as the menu items on an appetizer mixer from Applebee's. All that (plus a larger-than-normal helping of your listener mail) is waiting for your ears on episode 160 of your favorite tech podcast: the Pocketnow Weekly! So twist the toggles and don your goggles ...

The flagship killer might've just gotten killed by a killer flagship! A new phablet might make former phablets obsolete! Windows Update just updated its last Windows! And your gaming tablet's so hot it's about to catch fire?!...

The flagship killer might've just gotten killed by a killer flagship! A new phablet might make former phablets obsolete! Windows Update just updated its last Windows! And your gaming tablet's so hot it's about to catch fire?! You can't get much ... hotter than that. Amirite? The news of the week in mobile technology is up next, from OnePlus to Windows to Motorola and beyond –plus your listener mail– on episode 159 of the Pocketnow Weekly! So say your keyphrase and listen closely, because your f ...

True story: as a high schooler spending the night in a new house, I awoke one morning to find my kitchen flooded with water due to a plumbing problem. My parents were out of town and the family friends who were house-sitting were frantically...

True story: as a high schooler spending the night in a new house, I awoke one morning to find my kitchen flooded with water due to a plumbing problem. My parents were out of town and the family friends who were house-sitting were frantically trying to find the shutoff valve ... but due to my terrible academic tardiness record I couldn't stay to help them find it. To ensure I wasn't required to repeat my senior year, I had to leave my family friends struggling to save my house from flooding while ...

Warning! - peaking audio levels at the beginning and end of this podcast. Enjoy! Yo dudes. This week was gnar, dudes. First we get word from Commodore that they're (sorta) back and they've got a fleshtone phone to prove it. Then we hear that some...

Warning! - peaking audio levels at the beginning and end of this podcast. Enjoy! Yo dudes. This week was gnar, dudes. First we get word from Commodore that they're (sorta) back and they've got a fleshtone phone to prove it. Then we hear that some kind of modern-day Iron Man is building a phone out of a material called "liquidmorphium." Then we go hands-on with an all-metal, super-stylized ZTE phone, before hearing that Samsung's new smartwatch is gonna have a digital crown and a rotating bezel ...

Laying off 7,800 people (in addition to the 18,000 from a few months back) and taking a $7.6B writedown on your highest-profile mobile acquisition ever isn't a great way to show your commitment to your smartphone platform ... but that's just what...

Laying off 7,800 people (in addition to the 18,000 from a few months back) and taking a $7.6B writedown on your highest-profile mobile acquisition ever isn't a great way to show your commitment to your smartphone platform ... but that's just what Microsoft did earlier this week, in the "Nadella Memo Heard Round the World." But are things really as gloomy as they seem for Windows Phone? We'll talk about that, plus news from Motorola, OnePlus, Sony and Amazon –and the usual round of listener mail ...

Pocketnow Weekly 155: The 10Ah smartphone

Tue Jul 07 2015 (01:38:33)

There's an Apple patent that might have us all sharing files with handshakes in the not-too-distant future. Sprint's new CEO is finally fed up with John Legere and recently said so on Twitter. Android is running on BlackBerry. And there's a...

There's an Apple patent that might have us all sharing files with handshakes in the not-too-distant future. Sprint's new CEO is finally fed up with John Legere and recently said so on Twitter. Android is running on BlackBerry. And there's a 10,000 mAh (or 10Ah, if you prefer) smartphone out there that, judging from the photos, is not the size of a household refrigerator. All this news demands more than a quick blurb on the front page; it should be immortalized in the halls of podcast history, an ...

Who ever said that summer's a bit of a slow period in mobile tech circles? In the space between WWDC and IFA, nothing much happens, right? Luckily for you smartphone and tablet fans out there, that couldn't be further from the truth, and there's been...

Who ever said that summer's a bit of a slow period in mobile tech circles? In the space between WWDC and IFA, nothing much happens, right? Luckily for you smartphone and tablet fans out there, that couldn't be further from the truth, and there's been a busy week chock-full of interesting developments that we're just aching to sift through, chew up, and feed to all of you, momma-bird style, on this week's Pocketnow Weekly. Life used to be so simple. Phones made phone calls and little more. And y ...

What does a smartwatch need to succeed in 2015? Is it a color screen? A digital crown? An intuitive UI? Or is it just the right brand name? We're weighing those factors and more today as we take a look at the latest smartwatch from the people who...

What does a smartwatch need to succeed in 2015? Is it a color screen? A digital crown? An intuitive UI? Or is it just the right brand name? We're weighing those factors and more today as we take a look at the latest smartwatch from the people who effectively invented the category. Join us as we talk Pebble Time on the Pocketnow Weekly! The news doesn't stop at watches, of course, so we're also covering all the haps from the week in mobile technology. From the iPad Pro to the 3D Nexus to a Samsu ...

Some scheduling and technical difficulties have not only resulted in some portions of variable audio quality, but also a change in our format this episode. We hope that you can bear with them as we talk about the news of the week as well as a full...

Some scheduling and technical difficulties have not only resulted in some portions of variable audio quality, but also a change in our format this episode. We hope that you can bear with them as we talk about the news of the week as well as a full WWDC 2015 editorial roundtable during the last half hour. Enjoy! Is a vegetarian "hamburger" rightfully called as much, or is it just a vegetable patty? Did Scrubs season nine really count, or were we essentially watching a brand-new show? And where a ...

Barring any surprises, the next big smartphone launch of the year will come from Motorola – and right on time, we've got some potential Moto X 2015 leaks to share. Alongside that sits the Galaxy S6 Plus, a (possible) monster of a Samsung handset...

Barring any surprises, the next big smartphone launch of the year will come from Motorola – and right on time, we've got some potential Moto X 2015 leaks to share. Alongside that sits the Galaxy S6 Plus, a (possible) monster of a Samsung handset recently leaked by none other than MKBHD himself. And alongside all this newness we're taking a moment to pour a little out for the oldness, with the sixth anniversary of Palm's landmark launch date, 20090606. All that, plus the return of "What Phone Sh ...

The funny thing about the annual Google I/O developer conference is this: the news doesn't stop for it. In fact, the opposite is true; knowing that Google's about to carpet bomb the mobile tech landscape with two days' worth of Android...

The funny thing about the annual Google I/O developer conference is this: the news doesn't stop for it. In fact, the opposite is true; knowing that Google's about to carpet bomb the mobile tech landscape with two days' worth of Android developments, rivals and partners alike kick their PR machines into overdrive, straining to be heard above the din. Add in the lack of our customary Chief News Editor, a burgeoning backlog of listener mail and the long-awaited return of Joe Levi the Android Guy, ...

As any Neil Simon fan can tell you, rumors are pretty funny things. They often appear when they're least expected and they never come alone; rather, they arrive trailing a half-dozen other rumors that first support, then debunk, then...

As any Neil Simon fan can tell you, rumors are pretty funny things. They often appear when they're least expected and they never come alone; rather, they arrive trailing a half-dozen other rumors that first support, then debunk, then ultimately confirm half of what the original was saying (but usually not the obvious half). Mix in about 500 mobile tech sites covering each and every rumor, and things get interesting mighty quick. This week is absolutely dominated by rumors ... and not much else. ...

We've talked about it endlessly since its official unveiling last September, and now we've finally got one on our wrist. It's time to share thoughts from our two-week Apple Watch review period, and we've brought the biggest iOS expert we've got...

We've talked about it endlessly since its official unveiling last September, and now we've finally got one on our wrist. It's time to share thoughts from our two-week Apple Watch review period, and we've brought the biggest iOS expert we've got onto the airwaves to help us do just that (and talk a little iPhone 6s rumors in the process). Technology is more than Apple, of course, and despite our early broadcast time this week we've got plenty of hypermatter for the news reactor. From "the last v ...

Apologies for Phil's audio in the first couple minutes, it gets better a few minutes in. Hang on! For those of us in the US, the LG G4 is the last big flagship smartphone launch before the fall, so you better believe we're milking it. We...

Apologies for Phil's audio in the first couple minutes, it gets better a few minutes in. Hang on! For those of us in the US, the LG G4 is the last big flagship smartphone launch before the fall, so you better believe we're milking it. We talked LG G4 first impressions with Florence Ion, Joshua Vergara and Dom Esposito from a boat last week, and while today's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast may lack the nautical theme, it's got just as much guest-star power. Joining us for episode 147 ar ...

For those of you with more refined entertainment tastes, you know what I’m talking about. You go to the theater, the usher shows you your seats, you open your playbill and find a hastily enclosed slip of paper saying “The part of Michael...

For those of you with more refined entertainment tastes, you know what I’m talking about. You go to the theater, the usher shows you your seats, you open your playbill and find a hastily enclosed slip of paper saying “The part of Michael Fisher tonight will be played by understudy, Adam Doud”. You go through a range of emotions – anger, confusion, curiosity??? And then quickly back to anger. Michael will return next week, but seeing as how this is the first in 145 weeks that he was not able to ...

Pocketnow Weekly 145: LG G4 debuts

Wed Apr 29 2015 (51:19)

The Atlantic Ocean is a vast and wide body of water that separates North America and Europe. In the span of a week, both shores played host to wondrous events: a showcase of innovations in the internet of everything and a flagship smartphone...

The Atlantic Ocean is a vast and wide body of water that separates North America and Europe. In the span of a week, both shores played host to wondrous events: a showcase of innovations in the internet of everything and a flagship smartphone christened by one of Korea's envelope pushers. Tack on a couple of device unboxings and we only have just a few of the many reasons why we've pushed TWO podcasts into this wonderful week. We have the LG's launch of the G4 all covered with not one, not two, ...

It's the best rhetorical question we've seen this week: where can you mix 1990s sci-fi references, history lessons about famous steamships, and modern musings on the state of leatherbound smartphones? If you know the answer, congratulations on...

It's the best rhetorical question we've seen this week: where can you mix 1990s sci-fi references, history lessons about famous steamships, and modern musings on the state of leatherbound smartphones? If you know the answer, congratulations on knowing the time of day and your ear from your elbow. If you don't, allow us to clarify it for you. This is the Pocketnow Weekly podcast. On this week's episode, we dive once again into the ever-less-mysterious LG G4 and run our fingers across its supple ...

Sometimes, 3500 words and a 12-minute video isn't enough. When a smartphone is a truly big deal, sometimes you just need more. And more is exactly what we're bringing you on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6...

Sometimes, 3500 words and a 12-minute video isn't enough. When a smartphone is a truly big deal, sometimes you just need more. And more is exactly what we're bringing you on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, phones destined to change the Android landscape in 2015. We've got an S6 in one hand and an S6 edge brought by the angel of tech herself, and we're taking your questions live on the air as we try to get to the bottom of what's hot – and what's not. Of course, the news doesn't stop f ...

Perhaps Rithvik Rao put it best when he said: "the yearly cycle is repeating itself." We're wrapping up our first wave of HTC One M9 coverage with a coming review rebuttal from our Editor-in-Chief, putting the finishing touches on...

Perhaps Rithvik Rao put it best when he said: "the yearly cycle is repeating itself." We're wrapping up our first wave of HTC One M9 coverage with a coming review rebuttal from our Editor-in-Chief, putting the finishing touches on our Galaxy S6 review, and we're steeling ourselves for the LG G4 launch later this month. But amid all this, we've still got to make room for the stuff you keep coming back for: the mobile-tech news of the week. That's what we're covering on this episode of the Pocket ...

Late-night podcasts don’t always have to be about naughty things. Sometimes, to paraphrase Bill Watterson, “the days are just packed,” and the only time you’ve got for a podcast is 6:30 in the evening in between the...

Late-night podcasts don’t always have to be about naughty things. Sometimes, to paraphrase Bill Watterson, “the days are just packed,” and the only time you’ve got for a podcast is 6:30 in the evening in between the crushing workload of two flagship smartphone reviews. But if you’re lucky, when that happens you’ve got friends at other sites to help bail you out. Florence Ion is that friend on this special smartphone-vs-smartphone edition of the Pocketnow Weekly. The Android expert from Greenbot ...

There’s no sense hiding it: you know there’s an HTC One M9 review coming soon, and a Galaxy S6 review too. And you know we’ve got the usual queue of additional devices lined up behind those waiting for their turn...

There’s no sense hiding it: you know there’s an HTC One M9 review coming soon, and a Galaxy S6 review too. And you know we’ve got the usual queue of additional devices lined up behind those waiting for their turn in our labs (including a Nokia N1 that just now landed on our doorstep). But with a news feed so full of excitement, intrigue and total nonsense, sometimes you’ve got to put reviews on the back burner and talk about what’s happening right now. That’s what’s happening on the latest inst ...

Getting back on the horse. Getting back into the groove. Getting the warp core back on-line. However you phrase it, getting back on-track is exactly what we’re doing on this week’s podcast, settling back into the studio chairs after over a...

Getting back on the horse. Getting back into the groove. Getting the warp core back on-line. However you phrase it, getting back on-track is exactly what we’re doing on this week’s podcast, settling back into the studio chairs after over a week in Barcelona handling the hottest mobile technology (and podcasting from unconventional venues). On this week’s episode, we’re paid a special visit by someone we’ve heard from before – but he’s fresh from his very first Apple experience and full of not o ...

Mobile World Congress 2015: an iterative flagship smartphone and a reimagined one. A handheld intelligent object and a new midranger from a very old brand. And enough wearable releases to completely cover your forearms in technology. But mainly ......

Mobile World Congress 2015: an iterative flagship smartphone and a reimagined one. A handheld intelligent object and a new midranger from a very old brand. And enough wearable releases to completely cover your forearms in technology. But mainly ... we just talk about the Vive. That’s right: against all odds, a room full of former virtual reality skeptics is rendered screamy-excited by a demo of HTC’s new VR headset – and one longtime MWC veteran even goes on the record to say that the HTC Viv ...

On today's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, Michael Fisher is joined by Android Authority's Joshua Vergara and MobileGeeks's Nicole Scott to talk all things HTC: from the Grip to the Vive to the all-new HTC One M9, we cover the highs and the...

On today's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, Michael Fisher is joined by Android Authority's Joshua Vergara and MobileGeeks's Nicole Scott to talk all things HTC: from the Grip to the Vive to the all-new HTC One M9, we cover the highs and the lows of the High Tech Computer corporation from an echo-filled hotel room somewhere in Barcelona! (Because we're slogging through MWC 2015 and uploading this at a decidedly uncivilized hour, we're making this a skeleton post. Apologies for the lack ...

A new Samsung smartphone with some flashy new features. A new HTC flagship prioritizing premium build quality. A slew of new wearables for the new year. Call us crazy, but it's almost like we've been here before. In addition to the usual news of the...

A new Samsung smartphone with some flashy new features. A new HTC flagship prioritizing premium build quality. A slew of new wearables for the new year. Call us crazy, but it's almost like we've been here before. In addition to the usual news of the week and the torrent of pre-MWC leaks, though, we are indeed bringing you something special: a guest from the land known as Greenbot. While we've hung out with her plenty of times before, this'll be our first combined device evaluation in quite some ...

(Special note: we were besieged by technical issues on this week's show, folks; please forgive the bumpier-than-usual podcast!) Windows 10 phone on a Lumia, a G Flex 2 in the hand, and 4-GB iPhone apps on the way: even on the eve of yet another snowy...

(Special note: we were besieged by technical issues on this week's show, folks; please forgive the bumpier-than-usual podcast!) Windows 10 phone on a Lumia, a G Flex 2 in the hand, and 4-GB iPhone apps on the way: even on the eve of yet another snowy weekend in Boston, how can we possibly complain about the weather with a tech bounty such as this? And it doesn't stop there: from Android Wear sales figures to crisp new Galaxy S6 renders, the news block is all asizzle – and we follow it up with ...

Everybody wants the new hotness, but no one wants to wait for it. That's evident from the deluge of leaks surrounding the world's most-talked-about mobile devices, and we're going to stick our straws in for a quick sip –just to whet our...

Everybody wants the new hotness, but no one wants to wait for it. That's evident from the deluge of leaks surrounding the world's most-talked-about mobile devices, and we're going to stick our straws in for a quick sip –just to whet our whistles– on today's podcast. Looking for more than just product talk? As a famous retailer used to say, "Yeah, we've got that." The FCC puts forth its hardest-hitting proposal ever for enforcing net neutrality, Microsoft kills Windows RT, I take a walk on the m ...

It's a mighty fine month to be an iPhone, a pretty terrible one to be a Windows Phone, and an interesting one (as always) if you're an Android. The first month of the new year brought equal parts delight and dismay for mobile users everywhere,...

It's a mighty fine month to be an iPhone, a pretty terrible one to be a Windows Phone, and an interesting one (as always) if you're an Android. The first month of the new year brought equal parts delight and dismay for mobile users everywhere, and we'll be talking about both ends of the spectrum –and covering the rest of the mobile tech news space– on today's podcast. We're also putting in our public-service hours on today's show by resurrecting a favorite segment from 2014. On this week's Whic ...

Windows 10, Windows Holographic, and an 84-inch Microsoft Surface – say whaaaaat? A Galaxy S6 Edge with dual curves and an HTC M9 with a square camera? Get outta town! Hackers hacking the very fabric of the cellular network to listen in on your...

Windows 10, Windows Holographic, and an 84-inch Microsoft Surface – say whaaaaat? A Galaxy S6 Edge with dual curves and an HTC M9 with a square camera? Get outta town! Hackers hacking the very fabric of the cellular network to listen in on your calls to grandma? Shut the front door. And hold on to your hats, because that's not all. BlackBerry's CEO seems to think net neutrality entitles his smartphones to more third-party apps, Google might be dipping its toes in MVNO waters once more, and Shar ...

A coming HTC event, a two-faced smartphone, new 4G tablets, and a smartwatch with a rotating bezel. From the big to the weird to the dull to the small, it's a new and varied news cycle and that's just the kind we like to come back to....

A coming HTC event, a two-faced smartphone, new 4G tablets, and a smartwatch with a rotating bezel. From the big to the weird to the dull to the small, it's a new and varied news cycle and that's just the kind we like to come back to. Fresh from the holidays and from the roaring insanity of CES, the Pocketnow Weekly is back again. We're not just talking Hima, YotaPhone, and Samsung's spinning smartwatch rims, either: there's news from Microsoft, LG, Xiaomi and even Google's modular-phone concep ...

An echo-filled hotel room, hosts with cracked voices and stuffy noses, and a rundown full of the hottest new mobile technology in the world. Those ingredients can spell only one thing: a CES 2015 wrap-up podcast straight from the heart of Las Vegas,...

An echo-filled hotel room, hosts with cracked voices and stuffy noses, and a rundown full of the hottest new mobile technology in the world. Those ingredients can spell only one thing: a CES 2015 wrap-up podcast straight from the heart of Las Vegas, hosted by your very own Pocketnow pixel pirates. And we're not alone! Joining us on this two-hour mission to tame the wild ramparts of the mobile tech scene are two podcast guests near and dear to our hearts: Nicole Scott of MobileGeeks and Joshua V ...

The mercury is dropping, the champagne corks are popping, and the annual complaints about PR pitches are flowing freely in the Twittersphere. All that can only mean one thing: another CES is just around the corner, and it's time to talk about what...

The mercury is dropping, the champagne corks are popping, and the annual complaints about PR pitches are flowing freely in the Twittersphere. All that can only mean one thing: another CES is just around the corner, and it's time to talk about what we're expecting from America's largest consumer electronics show! As always, we're keeping our focus confined to mobile - and joining us on this special CES pre-show is another luminary in the mobile tech space, Booredatwork's own Enobong Etteh. He'll ...

Everyone needs a break. When the year is winding down, the news cycle is as cold as the snow outside, sickness is in the air and holiday travel looms in the distance like a brake light-studded Christmas tree, it can be tempting to just...

Everyone needs a break. When the year is winding down, the news cycle is as cold as the snow outside, sickness is in the air and holiday travel looms in the distance like a brake light-studded Christmas tree, it can be tempting to just pull the ejection handle and say "sorry!" to the whole podcast affair, just once. But this is the Pocketnow Weekly, and in 128 episodes we haven't done that yet. So while we're shortening this installment of your favorite mobile-technology podcast, we're still do ...

"Bring us alternate topics," you said. And boy oh boy, have the waning days of December delivered. On today's podcast, we're joined by Daniel Bader of MobileSyrup for a firsthand account of the BlackBerry Classic launch and an acoustic...

"Bring us alternate topics," you said. And boy oh boy, have the waning days of December delivered. On today's podcast, we're joined by Daniel Bader of MobileSyrup for a firsthand account of the BlackBerry Classic launch and an acoustic retelling of MobileSyrup's BlackBerry Classic review, told as only a true Canadian can tell it. On the heels of that, we're looking at the leaked OnePlus One mini: sure, it might be a fake, but it's about time for a new OnePlus One, and a slimmed-down edition wou ...

It's the sleekest slice of the future this side of the Galaxy Round and LG G Flex, and we've got it on the air. This week on the Pocketnow Weekly, it's the Galaxy Note Edge review (podcast edition) and we're eager to take all your questions just...

It's the sleekest slice of the future this side of the Galaxy Round and LG G Flex, and we've got it on the air. This week on the Pocketnow Weekly, it's the Galaxy Note Edge review (podcast edition) and we're eager to take all your questions just as quickly as you can submit them, so make sure your Hangouts Q&A app is oiled and ready if you're listening live! And whether you're joining us live or listening to the rebroadcast, you're gonna get all the mobile news you've come to expect from the sh ...

Around these parts, even the slow news weeks sizzle with excitement – and that's just fine with us. On the rundown for this edition of Pocketnow's once-a-week mobile technology podcast: a bevy of Motorola rumor and speculation, new odd...

Around these parts, even the slow news weeks sizzle with excitement – and that's just fine with us. On the rundown for this edition of Pocketnow's once-a-week mobile technology podcast: a bevy of Motorola rumor and speculation, new odd smartphones from YotaPhone and Alcatel ONETOUCH, and ominous developments in the land of carrier meddling. On top of that, Brandon Miniman returns this week as our podcast guest! Our former lion-tamer has a new Nexus 6 in his hot hands, and he's got some thoughts ...

An octagonal Android smartphone, a lawsuit over the term "Milk," and a phone camera that flips up like a deranged pancake. Oh, and luxury smartwatches. (Luxury smartwatch faces, anyway. Illegal ones. Or something.) Companies have waited until the...

An octagonal Android smartphone, a lawsuit over the term "Milk," and a phone camera that flips up like a deranged pancake. Oh, and luxury smartwatches. (Luxury smartwatch faces, anyway. Illegal ones. Or something.) Companies have waited until the end of the year to spring all the nonsense on us, it seems – and we're lapping it up like the grateful tech hounds we are. Because, according to the polls, dear listeners, that's what you want to hear. But like all humans, you also want to hear your ow ...

Is Nokia's new tablet just an iPad ripoff – or just what Android needs? Will Gorilla Glass 4 finally stop you from shattering your smartphone? And is the Gear S a good enough smartwatch to make the dumbphone obsolete? These are...

Is Nokia's new tablet just an iPad ripoff – or just what Android needs? Will Gorilla Glass 4 finally stop you from shattering your smartphone? And is the Gear S a good enough smartwatch to make the dumbphone obsolete? These are the pressing questions on the docket this week as the mobile industry prepares to end a wild year on a weird note, and we're gonna tackle them one by one in the ruthlessly silly style you've become accustomed to over the past two years! Sound like just the thing to wrap ...

Android gets sweeter, YouTube gets more musical, and Lumia gets more Microsoft. Those are the headlines this week in tech news and views (backed up by a lot of crazy happenings from Samsung, LG, Sharp and more) and by sheer force of will,...

Android gets sweeter, YouTube gets more musical, and Lumia gets more Microsoft. Those are the headlines this week in tech news and views (backed up by a lot of crazy happenings from Samsung, LG, Sharp and more) and by sheer force of will, we're going to try covering them in 90 minutes or less on the fanciest podcast this side of Tuxedo Alley. Joining us this week to help with that monumental task is Joshua Vergara of Android Authority, a veteran of our live recording session from IFA 2014 and t ...

The Android Lollipop release is finally here, and it's the most beautiful thing that's ever happened to Google's mobile platform. We'll talk about that with the assistance of some Nexus 9 review units in our Gadgets in Hand segment, and we'll...

The Android Lollipop release is finally here, and it's the most beautiful thing that's ever happened to Google's mobile platform. We'll talk about that with the assistance of some Nexus 9 review units in our Gadgets in Hand segment, and we'll touch on when you can expect Lollipop to land on your device. Before that, though, it's been a big week if you're in the market for an Apple Watch or a Microsoft cloud solution: you can now start saving the money from the latter to help pay for the former. ...

If you want your very own huge Google smartphone, great news! Preorders are open right no– oh, never mind; they're sold out already. But not to worry! If you missed out on claiming your own Nexus 6, we've got other mobile happenings to sate...

If you want your very own huge Google smartphone, great news! Preorders are open right no– oh, never mind; they're sold out already. But not to worry! If you missed out on claiming your own Nexus 6, we've got other mobile happenings to sate your salacious smartphone and smartwatch desires: an Oppo with a motorized camera, a fitness band Microsoft maybe wasn't quite ready to announce, and a new Droid made of something called ballistic nylon, just in case someone shoots you in the pocket this scar ...

As one brand gets a supersized juice-up, another goes a little quicker to the retirement home – and the rest undulate in uncertain undertakings from the sensational to the soporific. So it goes in mobile as in any other field, and we're...

As one brand gets a supersized juice-up, another goes a little quicker to the retirement home – and the rest undulate in uncertain undertakings from the sensational to the soporific. So it goes in mobile as in any other field, and we're here to cover it in the brief lull between reviews at Pocketnow's Boston offices! In between talk of the Lollipop-flavored new Nexii and the sandblasting of Nokia logos from Microsoft's new handhelds, we'll share initial thoughts on Apple Pay and iOS 8, talk abo ...

Samsung's latest, greatest phablet is here, and it's a hard-edged reminder that it's no longer enough just to be big; you've got to be smart about it, too. We're talking everything from #gapgate to Multi Window to the S Pen on...

Samsung's latest, greatest phablet is here, and it's a hard-edged reminder that it's no longer enough just to be big; you've got to be smart about it, too. We're talking everything from #gapgate to Multi Window to the S Pen on today's podcast-style Galaxy Note 4 review ... and to help us do that, we're bringing in two very sharp tacks from respected corners of the mobile community: Brad Molen of Engadget and Florence Ion of Greenbot! This week's news didn't stop at the Note, of course. We're al ...

Apple's about to drop the world's thinnest tablet with the iPad Air 2, HTC's branching out to build more than just smartphones with the HTC RE, and Sony's ... well, Sony's sticking to its guns with the Z3v smartphone. Last year's guns, to be...

Apple's about to drop the world's thinnest tablet with the iPad Air 2, HTC's branching out to build more than just smartphones with the HTC RE, and Sony's ... well, Sony's sticking to its guns with the Z3v smartphone. Last year's guns, to be precise. Amid all this, the rumor mill continues churning forth. Motorola isn't done shedding secrets, with the Nexus 6 and Droid Turbo leaks coming fast and furious in the lead up to a presumably imminent launch. The Note Edge is promised to go on sale thi ...

Nexus 6, Windows 10, Android L, and #BendGate's eyeroll-worthy replacement for tiresome outrage, #GapGate. Let it never be said the tech space isn't predictable. But not all is lost. On this week's podcast, we serve you a heaping...

Nexus 6, Windows 10, Android L, and #BendGate's eyeroll-worthy replacement for tiresome outrage, #GapGate. Let it never be said the tech space isn't predictable. But not all is lost. On this week's podcast, we serve you a heaping helping of the mobile technology news and opinion you crave – and we also shake it up a bit: joining such storied installments as Gadgets in Hand and What Phone Should I Buy is a new segment designed to let Chief News Editor Stephen Schenck air his grievances in a civi ...

Hating the iPhone is the new hating the Super Bowl champions. And if that's not a thing that people do, well, sorry: I don't get sports. Point is, Apple's new flagship just set a bevy of sales records –again– and seems poised to...

Hating the iPhone is the new hating the Super Bowl champions. And if that's not a thing that people do, well, sorry: I don't get sports. Point is, Apple's new flagship just set a bevy of sales records –again– and seems poised to carry Apple through another successful year – again, again. So why do people hate the iPhone so much? We'll touch on that before launching into the far more important discussion of just how these phones actually work in the real world, from our own experiences to the un ...

If you ask us, the first thing you should do on iPhone launch day is take a long, hard look at the competition. Not because the iPhone is a bad product, but because everyone else tends to step up their game when Apple brings a new phone...

If you ask us, the first thing you should do on iPhone launch day is take a long, hard look at the competition. Not because the iPhone is a bad product, but because everyone else tends to step up their game when Apple brings a new phone –or two– to the yard. And that's more true than ever this year. With that in mind, we'll talk about all kinds of smartphone and smartwatch news and reviews today, from the new Motorola Moto X and Moto G to their wrist-worn, round-faced companion the Moto 360. We ...

We stayed up all night waiting for an iPhone that (almost) never came. A few days before that, we opined mightily about the smartwatch that's slated to accompany it come early next year – and a day or two before that, we took a quick...

We stayed up all night waiting for an iPhone that (almost) never came. A few days before that, we opined mightily about the smartwatch that's slated to accompany it come early next year – and a day or two before that, we took a quick look at the latest iPhone and Apple Watch competition from the Motorola camp, with the Moto X, Moto G, and Moto 360. It's smartwatch and smartphone soup over here at Pocketnow and, generous guys that we are, we want to share the experience with you. Look how genero ...

For the bloggers that cover them, one of the greatest things about trade shows is the opportunity to connect with counterparts from other publications ... and to podcast with them. Sometimes the best salve for a salvo of comparison...

For the bloggers that cover them, one of the greatest things about trade shows is the opportunity to connect with counterparts from other publications ... and to podcast with them. Sometimes the best salve for a salvo of comparison videos shot back-to-back over 13 hours is a few minutes in front of the mic with friends, picking up the pieces while picking out the messages, trends, and lessons from the show. Helping us do that on today's Pocketnow Weekly podcast are two luminaries of the mobile ...

The Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin. You know it as "the ee-fa." Old-timers might still call it the Berlin Radio Show. Stephen Schenck for some reason refers to it only by its cumbersome designation "I-F-A." But however you refer to...

The Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin. You know it as "the ee-fa." Old-timers might still call it the Berlin Radio Show. Stephen Schenck for some reason refers to it only by its cumbersome designation "I-F-A." But however you refer to it, one of the world's biggest electronics trade shows is coming very soon. And it's bringing a lot of smartphone, tablet, and smartwatch news with it. On today's show, we run down the most interesting of IFA rumors, from Samsung's mammoth Galaxy Note 4 to Son ...

Let it never be said that the weeks leading up to a trade show are dull ones. Since we last podcasted, we've gone hands-on with no fewer than three new mobile devices, reviewed another two, set up a giveaway for the world's most privacy-centric...

Let it never be said that the weeks leading up to a trade show are dull ones. Since we last podcasted, we've gone hands-on with no fewer than three new mobile devices, reviewed another two, set up a giveaway for the world's most privacy-centric smartphone, and brought you an exclusive leak of the world's next big smartwatch. And with IFA still two weeks away, you can bet the news avalanche will keep on rolling. Join us, then, for a discussion on HTC's new Windows Phone; Motorola's new Android(s ...

One of the nice things about a mobilized mob of fanatics is ... well, nothing. For the purposes of intelligent discourse and civility, there's nothing cool or helpful about a bunch of heated fanboys rabidly denigrating a new product because...

One of the nice things about a mobilized mob of fanatics is ... well, nothing. For the purposes of intelligent discourse and civility, there's nothing cool or helpful about a bunch of heated fanboys rabidly denigrating a new product because it happens to threaten their preferred smartphone. We've talked about this sort of thing before, and now we're talking about it again – this time in the context of Blackphone vs BlackBerry. But we're not using this issue to harp on the dangers of fanaticism; ...

Thanks to our new Blackphone review devices, we're already halfway off the grid ... or at least, halfway buried under Post-It notes littered with passwords, which is almost the same thing. Before we get too stealthy, though, we're hosting us...

Thanks to our new Blackphone review devices, we're already halfway off the grid ... or at least, halfway buried under Post-It notes littered with passwords, which is almost the same thing. Before we get too stealthy, though, we're hosting us a little show. Some of you might know it as the mobile technology podcast that's gone 108 episodes without missing a single week (accurate). Others might know it as the last remaining mobile-only podcast (citation needed). Still others might know it as the p ...

Round smartwatches, roundly terrifying TOS agreements, and roundtable smartphone discussion: 'round here, it doesn't take much more than that to get a mobile podcast together, and –assuming the Hangouts gods will it– we'll be proving...

Round smartwatches, roundly terrifying TOS agreements, and roundtable smartphone discussion: 'round here, it doesn't take much more than that to get a mobile podcast together, and –assuming the Hangouts gods will it– we'll be proving it to you in less than four hours. On today's episode, we're returning to a new favorite in the segments list, plumbing the depths of the podcast inbox to let you know what phone you should buy. We'll also tell you who won last week's smartphone giveaway and surpri ...

One of the nice things about hosting your own podcast is that you get to decide exactly what qualifies as "news." Not in the mood to pretend the latest wave of iPhone 6 display-glass leaks fit the description? Well, tweak the filter a...

One of the nice things about hosting your own podcast is that you get to decide exactly what qualifies as "news." Not in the mood to pretend the latest wave of iPhone 6 display-glass leaks fit the description? Well, tweak the filter a little, and suddenly you've got just a small handful of concentrated "real" tech news – and a lot more room for the fun stuff. This week's fun stuff comes in the form of our Gadgets in Hand segment –which gives you the opportunity to ask us questions about the lat ...

The big guys have enough time in the limelight. It seems every week we're spending 80% of the podcast talking about the huge players in the mobile space, along with their commensurately huge smartphone and tablet offerings. While we're not...

The big guys have enough time in the limelight. It seems every week we're spending 80% of the podcast talking about the huge players in the mobile space, along with their commensurately huge smartphone and tablet offerings. While we're not ignoring those established forces in this episode, we are devoting a bit more time to newcomers: from Amazon to OnePlus to a little firm called GoTenna, there's a lot going on in mobile's lower echelons, and we're going to chat about it on today's show. Also ...

Updated with time codes, download links, and the contest winner's name! Thanks to all who participated in our giveaway contest; stay tuned for another one next week as Pocketnow's month of giveaways rolls on! If there's one thing we're...

Updated with time codes, download links, and the contest winner's name! Thanks to all who participated in our giveaway contest; stay tuned for another one next week as Pocketnow's month of giveaways rolls on! If there's one thing we're about, it's devices. And from Sony's new "Selfie Phone" to the new Android Wear-ables to the rumors of new Droids, a new Lumia 1525, a back-from-the-dead Surface Mini and the lingering possibility of the Nexus 8, we've got no shortage of hardware talk on this epi ...

Galaxy S5 Prime. Galaxy S5 LTE-A. Galaxy S5 SUPREME. Whatever you call it, we've spent the week getting to know Samsung's most polarizing Quad-HD flagship, and we know you've got questions. So we've got our review unit all charged up and...

Galaxy S5 Prime. Galaxy S5 LTE-A. Galaxy S5 SUPREME. Whatever you call it, we've spent the week getting to know Samsung's most polarizing Quad-HD flagship, and we know you've got questions. So we've got our review unit all charged up and ready for an on-air "live Galaxy S5 Prime review" of sorts, along with some compelling Samsung topics a few eager readers have already sent in, on today's Pocketnow Weekly podcast! But there's more to life than Samsung, so we're mixing in a whole lot more mobil ...

Update: Well, the below outline is how things were supposed to go ... but the fickle finger of Fate is a cruel instrument, as you longtime listeners well know. Unfortunately Daniel Bader was unable to join us due to connectivity...

Update: Well, the below outline is how things were supposed to go ... but the fickle finger of Fate is a cruel instrument, as you longtime listeners well know. Unfortunately Daniel Bader was unable to join us due to connectivity problems at Google I/O, and a power outage mid-podcast disrupted the audio track that would have enabled a higher-quality listener download. Next week, folks. Next week it'll all turn out all right. In the interim, the show can be found below in video form, with links to ...

Note: We received your feedback regarding the m4a format and have converted/reuploaded this episode in mp3. Future episodes will also arrive in this format. Sorry for the inconvenience! After 100 episodes of an award-winning mobile...

Note: We received your feedback regarding the m4a format and have converted/reuploaded this episode in mp3. Future episodes will also arrive in this format. Sorry for the inconvenience! After 100 episodes of an award-winning mobile technology podcast done in the tried-and-true audio-only format, we think it's about time to change things up. That's why we're eschewing the beautiful outdoors for sound booths and dark offices this June afternoon: so we can kick off the all-new Pocketnow Weekly in ...

When we first rebooted the Pocketnow Weekly podcast way back in the summer of 2012, we decided to number our episodes with three digits, the idea being to motivate us to reach at least 100 episodes. Two years –and one Stitcher...

When we first rebooted the Pocketnow Weekly podcast way back in the summer of 2012, we decided to number our episodes with three digits, the idea being to motivate us to reach at least 100 episodes. Two years –and one Stitcher Award– later, that day has finally come: after maintaining a perfect attendance record of one show a week for the past 23 months, we've reached our Golden Episode ... and it's almost time to reboot once more! But before we kick off the next phase of the Weekly's journey, ...

iOS 8 is here –in Beta form, at least– and (surprise, surprise) we've got some opinions. For the last Weekly podcast to begin with a "0," we bring in the big guns to discuss Apple's new platform: a four-man team that includes our resident...

iOS 8 is here –in Beta form, at least– and (surprise, surprise) we've got some opinions. For the last Weekly podcast to begin with a "0," we bring in the big guns to discuss Apple's new platform: a four-man team that includes our resident iOS experts, one of whom joins in from the blazing heat of a car baking in the North Carolina sun just to tell us his take on the iPhone 6 and how it will/won't/might end up being a phablet. Of course we don't stop with Apple: a panoply of mobile devices, from ...

New York City is a fine place to sneak a peek at some unreleased devices, and that's just what we did this week with the LG G3 event (streamed from London to an airy presentation room in a Chelsea skyscraper) and AT&T's ASUS PadFone X announcement...

New York City is a fine place to sneak a peek at some unreleased devices, and that's just what we did this week with the LG G3 event (streamed from London to an airy presentation room in a Chelsea skyscraper) and AT&T's ASUS PadFone X announcement (held on a posh rooftop lounge near the Flatiron). At one of those events, Daniel Bader of MobileSyrup was our seat neighbor, so we thought we'd invite him on this week's podcast to discuss the more globally significant of these high-profile launches. ...

They're not just summoned from whole cloth, and not everyone can afford the Vienna Boys Choir, so where do ringtones come from? A great many artists and musicians, actually, and we talk to a particularly talented one on today's podcast. Ali...

They're not just summoned from whole cloth, and not everyone can afford the Vienna Boys Choir, so where do ringtones come from? A great many artists and musicians, actually, and we talk to a particularly talented one on today's podcast. Ali Spagnola joins us in the feature segment to share tales of music making, drinking games, and just how one gets banned from Michigan – and on the way we learn exactly how a pair of ringtones called "Radiation" and "Robots for Everyone" found themselves on mill ...

What exactly qualifies as a "remix?" How deluded do you have to be to believe in all these "Prime" rumors? Why are we so transfixed by the notion of lasers on smartphones, and so easily taken in by a smartphone commercial, if it's shot like a trailer...

What exactly qualifies as a "remix?" How deluded do you have to be to believe in all these "Prime" rumors? Why are we so transfixed by the notion of lasers on smartphones, and so easily taken in by a smartphone commercial, if it's shot like a trailer for Inception?  We tackle these questions, and the biggest announcement section in the history of the podcast, in episode 096 of the Pocketnow Weekly. No, that's not bragging – it's just an unavoidable symptom of a month packed with unboxings, hand ...

You know those weeks where you're like, "hey - what if we didn't have a weekly podcast eating up half a day in production time? Can you imagine the kind of boost our review coverage could get from that time?" Yeah, us either. Because this...

You know those weeks where you're like, "hey - what if we didn't have a weekly podcast eating up half a day in production time? Can you imagine the kind of boost our review coverage could get from that time?" Yeah, us either. Because this is the Pocketnow Weekly, and we're not breaking our perfect streak a month before our hundredth episode. This is podcasting, Jack. Serious business. We've even got us an EXPLICIT tag to prove it. We ain't playin' around.  In this week's installment of the wor ...

Nimble hops between short subjects, or longform plumbing of deep depths? We don't like to make you choose with our podcast, so we occasionally hop across formats between episodes. This here is one of the deeper variety. This week's special guest is...

Nimble hops between short subjects, or longform plumbing of deep depths? We don't like to make you choose with our podcast, so we occasionally hop across formats between episodes. This here is one of the deeper variety. This week's special guest is Myriam Joire (aka tnkgrl), Engadget alum and current product evangelist at Pebble. She brings her considerable expertise in optics and audio to a discussion ranging from the best high-end headphones to buy (to help replicate the "special" acoustic ex ...

Pocketnow Weekly 093: NEVER SETTLE

Fri Apr 25 2014 (01:52:26)

The "flagship killer" that demands that you "NEVER SETTLE" breaks cover. The pioneer of the modern mobile browser shares his story. And at long last, Microsoft and Nokia finally consummate their love. We could have a feature segment, but...

The "flagship killer" that demands that you "NEVER SETTLE" breaks cover. The pioneer of the modern mobile browser shares his story. And at long last, Microsoft and Nokia finally consummate their love. We could have a feature segment, but with news this hot, do we really need one? Not with a guest like Stefan Constantinescu of TabDump to bring some flavor (and profanity) to the proceedings, that's for sure. A word on the language of this episode: we've recently ditched the "Clean" content rating ...

Skipping listener mail for two weeks in a row? We know, we know ... unconscionable. But we also know you'll forgive us in exchange for two things: a packed review schedule, and an awesome podcast guest. We're bringing you both of those as the week...

Skipping listener mail for two weeks in a row? We know, we know ... unconscionable. But we also know you'll forgive us in exchange for two things: a packed review schedule, and an awesome podcast guest. We're bringing you both of those as the week winds down to a close. In addition to the usual news segment narrated by the soothing voice of Chief News Editor Stephen Schenck, we've got additional insights on Samsung's new Galaxy S5: how it compares to its forebears, how well it fares against com ...

When an avalanche of reviews is rumbling its way down your mountain, it's rarely easy to assemble a podcast team – but as we frequently remind you, the Pocketnow Weekly has never missed a week, and we'll be damned if it'll do so now. So despite...

When an avalanche of reviews is rumbling its way down your mountain, it's rarely easy to assemble a podcast team – but as we frequently remind you, the Pocketnow Weekly has never missed a week, and we'll be damned if it'll do so now. So despite the forthcoming reviews of the Samsung Galaxy S 5, Gear Fit, Gear 2, Oppo Find 7a, Nokia X, and the just-completed reviews of the ZENS Qi line, BlackBerry 10.2.1, and the Verizon HTC One M8, we're banding together behind microphones in three separate cit ...

Microsoft gets itself a striking new digital assistant, Nokia prepares sharp new smartphone hardware, Samsung and HTC kick off a new round of rasslin', and Pocketnow team members start an informal book club! It might be a scatterbrained itinerary, but...

Microsoft gets itself a striking new digital assistant, Nokia prepares sharp new smartphone hardware, Samsung and HTC kick off a new round of rasslin', and Pocketnow team members start an informal book club! It might be a scatterbrained itinerary, but at least it's action-packed – and that's just scratching the surface of this week's epic two-hour mobile technology podcast. Join us as we debate the merits of Windows Phone 8.1 Cortana, the forthcoming Nokia Cyan update, and the Samsung ATIV SE b ...

"A great phone, but no longer a game changer." "A design that puts its rivals to shame." "An elegant smartphone for a more civilized age." That's what reviews are saying about the All New HTC One M8, and we're here to talk about it. But we're not...

"A great phone, but no longer a game changer." "A design that puts its rivals to shame." "An elegant smartphone for a more civilized age." That's what reviews are saying about the All New HTC One M8, and we're here to talk about it. But we're not just going to have you stick some buds in your earholes and listen to the same dull voices of the team that's been working two weeks straight to kick out all our HTC One M8 review coverage. An occasion like this calls for some added perspective. Fortun ...

Inbox Zero. It's become something of a myth in the Pocketnow Weekly recording studio ever since we started actively courting listener feedback all those months ago. Skip a listener-mail section here, another one there, and before you know it you've...

Inbox Zero. It's become something of a myth in the Pocketnow Weekly recording studio ever since we started actively courting listener feedback all those months ago. Skip a listener-mail section here, another one there, and before you know it you've got a mountain of mail it'd take a whole episode to get through. So, just like we did back on episode 076, we're devoting an entire podcast to your missives. We'll hear from people concerned about dual-SIM stigma, people worried about the future of ...

The All New HTC One won't grace us with its presence until the end of the month, and at this point we're beginning to wonder if HTC will have anything left to reveal at the announcement. From a sales guide to promotional materials to yet another...

The All New HTC One won't grace us with its presence until the end of the month, and at this point we're beginning to wonder if HTC will have anything left to reveal at the announcement. From a sales guide to promotional materials to yet another undercover hands-on video, the leaks surrounding one of the year's most anticipated Android handsets refuse to let up – and we're here to talk about them in our latest pre-#ANHO podcast! Before that, of course, we've got the usual news of the week, incl ...

Pocketnow Weekly 086: @evleaks

Fri Mar 07 2014 (01:41:34)

"What would you say to the people who think that what you do is illegal?" " ... I would tell them that I don't want to answer this question." When you're interviewing the world's most notorious phone leaker, he's bound to duck a question or two. But...

"What would you say to the people who think that what you do is illegal?" " ... I would tell them that I don't want to answer this question." When you're interviewing the world's most notorious phone leaker, he's bound to duck a question or two. But cautious though he is, Evan Blass –formerly of Pocketnow and currently known across the web by his pen name @evleaks– is also a fountain of insight into the shadowy craft of being a professional spoiler. On today's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly, ...

Anton D. Nagy chasing a taxi on foot. Jaime Rivera almost burning down a building with a power strip. A Honduran drinking palinca and a Romanian doing a Mexican accent. The tales from our leather-clad Barcelona duo are intense - but their intensity is...

Anton D. Nagy chasing a taxi on foot. Jaime Rivera almost burning down a building with a power strip. A Honduran drinking palinca and a Romanian doing a Mexican accent. The tales from our leather-clad Barcelona duo are intense - but their intensity is matched by the hot mobile news that burst forth from this week's Mobile World Congress, the most epic in recent memory. To wit, that news includes an MWC 2014 Samsung Unpacked event that gave the world the latest Galaxy; a Sony unveiling of simila ...

MWC 2014 is already upon us, with Anton D. Nagy and Jaime Rivera hitting the ground in Barcelona just as this podcast goes under the mic, and we're here to bring you mobile mavens all the pre-show rumor and speculation that you've come to expect. But...

MWC 2014 is already upon us, with Anton D. Nagy and Jaime Rivera hitting the ground in Barcelona just as this podcast goes under the mic, and we're here to bring you mobile mavens all the pre-show rumor and speculation that you've come to expect. But there's also plenty of news of the non-Mobile World Congress variety, from the endless leaks focusing on the "All-New HTC One" to speculation surrounding the Galaxy S 5 launch date - and we'll be spending plenty of time on that, too. Plus, Taylor M ...

with guest Nick Gray of HTCSource & Android and Me

Snow storms have their ups and downs. On the one hand, they keep you from partaking in all the Nokia unboxing fun your comrades in more seasonable climes are enjoying - but on the other, they put you in mind of all the friends you have in the great Arctic North. One such person is friend of the show Nick Gray of HTCSource and Android and Me, who joins us today for a special extended episode taking a long look at all the HTC M8 rumors of the past few weeks. That's followed by the rest of the new ...

Sometimes it's not the promise of saving money, nor the allure of a shiny device that drives you from the warm arms of your current wireless carrier - sometimes it's just a matter of standing up for what you believe in. That's the case with today's...

Sometimes it's not the promise of saving money, nor the allure of a shiny device that drives you from the warm arms of your current wireless carrier - sometimes it's just a matter of standing up for what you believe in. That's the case with today's podcast guest, friend of the show and longtime Verizon Wireless customer Chris Larson, who's leaving Big Red for the much smaller T-Mobile USA due to Verizon's stance on net neutrality. On this episode of the Weekly, we'll talk to Chris and find out j ...

When you can kick off a tech podcast with a string of expletives taken right from your publication's teamwide chat records, you know it's been a crazy week in the news. Lenovo's acquisition of Motorola, announced late yesterday afternoon, threw our...

When you can kick off a tech podcast with a string of expletives taken right from your publication's teamwide chat records, you know it's been a crazy week in the news. Lenovo's acquisition of Motorola, announced late yesterday afternoon, threw our whole week -and perhaps our whole world- into disarray, and we're grateful for the chance to sit down and talk it through on today's show. But the news doesn't stop there. Galaxy S 5 speculation is still coming fast and furious, with details like Sams ...

"Our revels now are ended, Kirk." That's a quote from Star Trek VI, paraphrasing a line from Shakespeare's The Tempest. In the latter instance (minus the "Kirk" bit) it's a conceit of sorts, an admission that the play is a falsehood -...

"Our revels now are ended, Kirk." That's a quote from Star Trek VI, paraphrasing a line from Shakespeare's The Tempest. In the latter instance (minus the "Kirk" bit) it's a conceit of sorts, an admission that the play is a falsehood - and an observation that so, perhaps, is life. In the former example it's a wisecrack from a Klingon bent on shooting our favorite captain's ship out from under him. In both cases, it's a kind of farewell. And in today's example, it's also a goodbye - to the old tim ...

[vamp] [vamp] [vamp] [vamp] That's the text that leads us in to each episode of the Pocketnow Weekly: a column of virtual prompts on the rough rundown reminding us that, after our loosely scripted intro block, there's a gulf of pure off-topic nonsense...

[vamp] [vamp] [vamp] [vamp] That's the text that leads us in to each episode of the Pocketnow Weekly: a column of virtual prompts on the rough rundown reminding us that, after our loosely scripted intro block, there's a gulf of pure off-topic nonsense between the opening music and the rundown's news section. It's a handful of minutes devoted to office banter, good-natured ribbing, and, in today's case, an EQ experiment by our own Taylor Martin that results in him literally reading the "vamp" cue ...

Horrible sickness. Missed flights. Broken promises from major airlines. Desert air-induced hacking. A too-late arrival followed by a too-early departure. That's just a partial list of the challenges faced by the four-man three-man Pocketnow...

Horrible sickness. Missed flights. Broken promises from major airlines. Desert air-induced hacking. A too-late arrival followed by a too-early departure. That's just a partial list of the challenges faced by the four-man three-man Pocketnow team at 2014's International CES in Vegas, easily one of the most difficult trade shows we've ever done. But while the road was rough, the payoff was (mostly) worth it: in exchange for our hardships, we were among the first to spend time with some of the worl ...

Technology trade shows are often a breeding ground for plague and disease, so here at Pocketnow we opted to inoculate ourselves early … by picking up some crazy wintertime head colds just days before flying to Vegas for...

Technology trade shows are often a breeding ground for plague and disease, so here at Pocketnow we opted to inoculate ourselves early … by picking up some crazy wintertime head colds just days before flying to Vegas for the 2014 International CES. That's right: on the first podcast of the year, all three of your humble hosts are suffering from respiratory distress and an overabundance of mucus, all of it glazed over with enough combined medication to drop a Snapdragon dead in its tracks. Or some ...

Pocketnow Weekly 076: inbox zero

Fri Dec 27 2013 (02:21:23)

The end of the year in tech is already dominated by lists - best of, worst of, top 5, bottom 50 - you get the picture. So rather than foist another array of numeric bullet points upon you on our last podcast of the year, we've decided...

The end of the year in tech is already dominated by lists - best of, worst of, top 5, bottom 50 - you get the picture. So rather than foist another array of numeric bullet points upon you on our last podcast of the year, we've decided to dedicate this show to you, the listener ... and more specifically, to those of you who've written to us. That's right - just like we did back in the summer, for the last show of 2013 we're focusing entirely on listener mail on this, episode 076 of the Pocketnow ...

Just what use would an iris scanner be on a smartphone? When will 2K displays take over the smartphone world (and why should we care)? How exactly does one spell "Magotes," anyway? If these questions have ever crossed you worried minds -and even if...

Just what use would an iris scanner be on a smartphone? When will 2K displays take over the smartphone world (and why should we care)? How exactly does one spell "Magotes," anyway? If these questions have ever crossed you worried minds -and even if they haven't- the second-to-last episode of the Pocketnow Weekly's 2013 season is right up your twisted alley, friend. But even if you're not interested in such tomfoolery, there's lots here to ping your pong. In this episode we talk headline-grabbing ...

Sometimes there's so much news you need to call in the Reserves just to handle it all, and that's just what we've done this week. Between Google's surprise announcement of an unlikely pair of additions to the Google Play Store; Microsoft's rumored...

Sometimes there's so much news you need to call in the Reserves just to handle it all, and that's just what we've done this week. Between Google's surprise announcement of an unlikely pair of additions to the Google Play Store; Microsoft's rumored offer to pay Samsung to keep making Windows Phones; and a boatload of reviews, we're in over our heads this week - so we've brought in four team members to do the news justice. Sorry, no listener mail this week - but in its place you get a consolation ...

Earlier today, while we were busy hanging with some of you fine folks on the latest episode of the Pocketnow Live, a lot was going down elsewhere. Our LG G Flex review was in the final polishing stages; our own Taylor Martin was kicking out some...

Earlier today, while we were busy hanging with some of you fine folks on the latest episode of the Pocketnow Live, a lot was going down elsewhere. Our LG G Flex review was in the final polishing stages; our own Taylor Martin was kicking out some coverage on Motorola's mold-breaking budget wonder, the Moto G; and friend of the show Marques Brownlee was interviewing Dennis Woodside, CEO of Motorola Mobility. All that activity demands a followup, of course, and what better venue for an end-of-week ...

We at Pocketnow have a lot to be thankful for this week. We're busier than ever, our YouTube channel just passed 500,000 subscribers and we're deep in the planning stages for the new year's big tech expos. But most importantly, we're all still in the...

We at Pocketnow have a lot to be thankful for this week. We're busier than ever, our YouTube channel just passed 500,000 subscribers and we're deep in the planning stages for the new year's big tech expos. But most importantly, we're all still in the business of reporting on mobile gadgets, and that's something we all feel pretty lucky about. On today's late-Friday edition of the Weekly, we'll fill you in on some of the fun stuff coming down the pipe: from our forthcoming LG G Flex review, to wo ...

Avalanches above, business continues below. That's a lyric from a very weird song, but it also encapsulates the goings-on in the Pocketnow offices this week - with technology news bubbling up from the outside world even as review devices tumble down...

Avalanches above, business continues below. That's a lyric from a very weird song, but it also encapsulates the goings-on in the Pocketnow offices this week - with technology news bubbling up from the outside world even as review devices tumble down from above. We'll talk about those devices as well as the rest of the happenings in the mobile technology world, and we'll take questions from your listener mail in the ninety minutes of this week's podcast. (We'll also take every opportunity to dist ...

Not everyone sees the world in the same way. Of course that's plainly obvious if you've ever spent time in the dungeons comment sections of the internet, but it's easy to forget that it's also true in a literal sense. Not everyone sees or hears the...

Not everyone sees the world in the same way. Of course that's plainly obvious if you've ever spent time in the dungeons comment sections of the internet, but it's easy to forget that it's also true in a literal sense. Not everyone sees or hears the same way you might … and that's as true for smartphone users as for anyone else. So what kind of considerations go into buying and using today's mobile technology products when you're visually impaired? What kind of brand wars exist in the world of th ...

You know the old saying: sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug. Sometimes you're the Louisville Slugger, sometimes you're the ball. Sometimes you're a radio champ, sometimes you make a 90-minute podcast based entirely on leaks and...

You know the old saying: sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug. Sometimes you're the Louisville Slugger, sometimes you're the ball. Sometimes you're a radio champ, sometimes you make a 90-minute podcast based entirely on leaks and rumors, only to have the subject of those rumors officially unveiled just hours later. Life's rough. Well, this week we're looking to correct that bit of poor timing with yet another special edition of the Pocketnow Weekly. But we're not just talkin ...

Whether you're excited, anxious, or apathetic with regard to the fifth-generation Nexus smartphone from Google, you've got to admit it's a big deal. Ever since the class flagship dropped back in January of 2010, Google has used the Nexus program as a...

Whether you're excited, anxious, or apathetic with regard to the fifth-generation Nexus smartphone from Google, you've got to admit it's a big deal. Ever since the class flagship dropped back in January of 2010, Google has used the Nexus program as a showcase of what's possible using the power of stock Android - and more recently, just how affordable that power can be. With an optically-stabilized camera, cutting-edge Snapdragon 800 processor, and many of the other features that made the LG G2 s ...

Fun fact: flame wars, petty bickering, and troll hijinks aren't just confined to the online world; they find a ready home in corporate tactics as well. That's a reality we were reminded of this week, as Apple announced its new iPad family on the same...

Fun fact: flame wars, petty bickering, and troll hijinks aren't just confined to the online world; they find a ready home in corporate tactics as well. That's a reality we were reminded of this week, as Apple announced its new iPad family on the same day Nokia unveiled not just its first Windows-based tablet, but also the first-ever Windows Phone phablets, at its Nokia World event in Abu Dhabi. Predictably, the Apple news obliterated Nokia's announcement in the news cycle - but, the Pocketnow W ...

There comes a time when you just gotta do what the readers want. Particularly when their demands are awesome. You tweeted, you pleaded, you emailed, you told us in person at trade shows and during mildly creepy public run-ins: "have Marques Brownlee...

There comes a time when you just gotta do what the readers want. Particularly when their demands are awesome. You tweeted, you pleaded, you emailed, you told us in person at trade shows and during mildly creepy public run-ins: "have Marques Brownlee on the Weekly!" you demanded. And after weeks of dancing around schedules, overseas trips, and major product releases, we've finally managed to make it happen. For the first time in recorded history, MKBHD and Pocketnow have collaborated to bring you ...

The perfect storm of podcast-delay factors descended upon the Pocketnow team this week: your devoted host was in London attending an HTC press event, while frequent co-host Taylor Martin was busily blasting out review coverage for Samsung's still-hot...

The perfect storm of podcast-delay factors descended upon the Pocketnow team this week: your devoted host was in London attending an HTC press event, while frequent co-host Taylor Martin was busily blasting out review coverage for Samsung's still-hot Galaxy Note 3 here in the States. Meanwhile, the rest of the team was busy covering the usual news and editorial cycle in addition to pushing forward with season 2 of the Pocketnow Live broadcast. By the time the review dust settled and the Lufthans ...

Fingerprint scanners are all well and good, but what happens when someone decides to lift that print for his own nefarious purposes? Benchmark results are important to some folks out there, but what good are they when major manufacturers repeatedly...

Fingerprint scanners are all well and good, but what happens when someone decides to lift that print for his own nefarious purposes? Benchmark results are important to some folks out there, but what good are they when major manufacturers repeatedly cheat the system? And the rumored HTC One Max looks to be a beast of a device ... but what exactly it being built to compete with? Those are the highlights from the news of the week and letters from the listener mail bag for the week ending October 4, ...

The mobile space is full of profound juxtapositions this week as Apple can't make enough iPhones to meet demand, while BlackBerry can't keep its head above water long enough to sell existing stock. Meanwhile, Microsoft announces its second round of...

The mobile space is full of profound juxtapositions this week as Apple can't make enough iPhones to meet demand, while BlackBerry can't keep its head above water long enough to sell existing stock. Meanwhile, Microsoft announces its second round of Surface products, while soon to be-acquired hardware maker Nokia (allegedly) prepares its own Windows tablet - and the horrible marriage of smartphone maker HTC and audio baron Beats finally, mercifully, dissolves. That's the big news for the week end ...

It's iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s launch day, and we can't think of a better way to commemorate the event than with a Pocketnow Weekly podcast. Actually, yes we can: it would be great to take a look back at Apple's pre-iPhone days with the spectacular...

It's iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s launch day, and we can't think of a better way to commemorate the event than with a Pocketnow Weekly podcast. Actually, yes we can: it would be great to take a look back at Apple's pre-iPhone days with the spectacular failure that was the Motorola "iTunes phone" of 2005 - fortunately, we already took care of that yesterday. So we'll discuss the MOTOROKR E1 a little bit on today's Weekly, before delving in to the fresh new take on mobile software that Apple's iOS 7 re ...

There's one fewer Romanian on this week's podcast, and we're no longer hovering over a precarious microphone stand made of empty shoeboxes and trash cans in an Eastern European hotel room - but that doesn't mean this latest episode of the Pocketnow...

There's one fewer Romanian on this week's podcast, and we're no longer hovering over a precarious microphone stand made of empty shoeboxes and trash cans in an Eastern European hotel room - but that doesn't mean this latest episode of the Pocketnow Weekly is lacking in charm. On the contrary, we've called in a silver-tongued devil from Honduras and a smooth-talking geocacher from middle America to provide two very different perspectives on some very high-visibility smartphones. That's right: it' ...

We've been bringing you our best quality mobile-tech podcast once a week for over a year now, and we're not about to break that streak on one of the biggest tech weeks of the year. Sure, we might've missed our usual Wednesday/Thursday time slot, and...

We've been bringing you our best quality mobile-tech podcast once a week for over a year now, and we're not about to break that streak on one of the biggest tech weeks of the year. Sure, we might've missed our usual Wednesday/Thursday time slot, and we might've even technically missed the weekend dividing line, depending on what time zone you're in - but you know what? We've just capped off four days of intense video coverage with a midnight podcast from one of the most echo-filled hotel rooms i ...

It's the show that kicks off the fall season in consumer electronics and mobile technology, and we're going to be there, as always, to cover it. But that's next week - and last we checked our Novice's Guide to Chronometry and Basic Time Theory,...

It's the show that kicks off the fall season in consumer electronics and mobile technology, and we're going to be there, as always, to cover it. But that's next week - and last we checked our Novice's Guide to Chronometry and Basic Time Theory, there's a whole lotta time between this week and next. So let's fill it with speculation. Join Jaime Rivera, Taylor Martin, and Michael Fisher on a whimsical journey into the prospective future, as they bat around rumors and leaks concerning such luminari ...

When companies fight, customers (usually) lose - but podcasters win, big time. On this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly, we'll be reaping some of the few benefits of the great Google-vs-Microsoft battle of 2013: namely, the ability to piss and moan and...

When companies fight, customers (usually) lose - but podcasters win, big time. On this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly, we'll be reaping some of the few benefits of the great Google-vs-Microsoft battle of 2013: namely, the ability to piss and moan and armchair-quarterback. Fortunately, we've got plenty of ammunition for the discussion, as we're also fresh from customizing our own Moto X devices, re-reviewing the Surface RT, and observing the initial, wobbly launch efforts behind the ATIV S Neo - ...

If you thought the Palm commercials of 2009 were as weird as mobile tech advertising would ever get, HTC and Robert Downey Jr. have something to show you. That's the conversation that kicks off this week's edition of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, and...

If you thought the Palm commercials of 2009 were as weird as mobile tech advertising would ever get, HTC and Robert Downey Jr. have something to show you. That's the conversation that kicks off this week's edition of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, and it's followed by some heartening news about this year's IFA in Berlin. If the rumors hold true, we should be in for some powerfully geeky, if unconventional, tech in Germany this year - and even if they don't, we've got plenty to talk about in the w ...

Sometimes, you push obligations back for too long and they just pile up, week after week after week, until they never get done. Well, when we started the Pocketnow Weekly podcast just over one year ago, we decided that listener mail -your mail- was...

Sometimes, you push obligations back for too long and they just pile up, week after week after week, until they never get done. Well, when we started the Pocketnow Weekly podcast just over one year ago, we decided that listener mail -your mail- was going to be a big part of it, and it's consistently added flavor to the show. But the last few weeks have been so packed with news that we've been forced to neglect our listener mailbag - much to the justified consternation of some of our loyal writer ...

We're on the eve of the launch of a most significant (if not spec-packed) smartphone, the Moto X. We're hot on the heels of the industry's latest benchmark-juicing scandal with Samsung's Galaxy S 4 tweaking. We're only a week away from seeing what LG...

We're on the eve of the launch of a most significant (if not spec-packed) smartphone, the Moto X. We're hot on the heels of the industry's latest benchmark-juicing scandal with Samsung's Galaxy S 4 tweaking. We're only a week away from seeing what LG has to offer with its G2 (though we already know what accessories it's launching with). And we're not even a week out from the launch of the Nokia Lumia 1020, but we're already in full-on fretting mode about our favorite Finns. That roster would be ...

To kick off this week's podcast, a few apologies are in order. First, we're sorry we were forced to push the Weekly further and further back until we were backed up against the cold, wet reality of a Friday afternoon - the Lumia 1020, new Nexus 7, HTC...

To kick off this week's podcast, a few apologies are in order. First, we're sorry we were forced to push the Weekly further and further back until we were backed up against the cold, wet reality of a Friday afternoon - the Lumia 1020, new Nexus 7, HTC 8XT, and about forty other devices landed on our office doorsteps this week, and we're dealing the best we can with the surge. Second, we're sorry we're spending yet another week neglecting the listener-mail inbox. We didn't anticipate today's show ...

Never let it be said that Multimedia Manager Jaime Rivera isn't a trouper. In the hot Honduras heat, with no power and no A/C (and, incidentally, no shirt), he still manages to show up on-time to the Pocketnow Weekly podcast. That right there is some...

Never let it be said that Multimedia Manager Jaime Rivera isn't a trouper. In the hot Honduras heat, with no power and no A/C (and, incidentally, no shirt), he still manages to show up on-time to the Pocketnow Weekly podcast. That right there is some broadcast heroism, folks. No matter what Taylor Martin's new-office excuses are. But that's not what we're here to talk about. No, we're about a week overdue for an audio-only examination of Nokia's newest flagship, the Lumia 1020: we'll cover it's ...

It's not every day you schedule a podcast the day before one of the biggest Windows Phone announcements in the platform's history - but given our plans to host a special-edition Pocketnow Live event covering Nokia's NYC event tomorrow, we thought it...

It's not every day you schedule a podcast the day before one of the biggest Windows Phone announcements in the platform's history - but given our plans to host a special-edition Pocketnow Live event covering Nokia's NYC event tomorrow, we thought it best to get the Weekly out of the way ahead of time. That doesn't mean we don't talk Nokia - indeed, we've got Chief News Editor Stephen Schenck on the air with us this week to discuss what it's been like to follow the story of the EOS/1020/909, prob ...

It's weird when holidays fall in the middle of the week, because either you're kicking off a long weekend with the special celebration, or you're returning to work the next day with a fuzzy brain, a sunburn, and sand in your hair. We're in the latter...

It's weird when holidays fall in the middle of the week, because either you're kicking off a long weekend with the special celebration, or you're returning to work the next day with a fuzzy brain, a sunburn, and sand in your hair. We're in the latter situation this week at Pocketnow, the American portion of the team coming down from a day of BBQ and a night of fireworks, but in our case, it's a good thing. Because we love us some podcasting. We hope you do, too, because today's Pocketnow Weekly ...

Fifty. It's the golden anniversary number, the measuring post by which successful marriages -and podcasts- are judged. And while we plan to celebrate many more anniversaries of the Pocketnow Weekly, we thought we'd mark this occasion with a small...

Fifty. It's the golden anniversary number, the measuring post by which successful marriages -and podcasts- are judged. And while we plan to celebrate many more anniversaries of the Pocketnow Weekly, we thought we'd mark this occasion with a small thank-you to the community: an LG Optimus G giveaway. The dead-simple details on that giveaway are contained in this post. Before you go, though, fire up episode 050 on your favorite listening device to hear The Original Triad of Brandon, Anton, and Mi ...

In the food service industry, when you're a server who's been slammed with too many customers and can't keep up with the demand, you're said to be "in the weeds." On a podcast, that same expression means something quite different. It means you've...

In the food service industry, when you're a server who's been slammed with too many customers and can't keep up with the demand, you're said to be "in the weeds." On a podcast, that same expression means something quite different. It means you've wandered so far from your intended topic (in this case, mobile technology) that you've found yourself in the far-flung wilderness talking about anything but (in this case, sports cars, British accents, and the adult film industry). But while we do spend ...

Before we begin, we'd just like to say something to everyone who's going to call us out for click-baiting with that "Galaxy S 5" title: your allegations are completely founded and true.But look here: even though Galaxy S 5 rumors are (to say the...

Before we begin, we'd just like to say something to everyone who's going to call us out for click-baiting with that "Galaxy S 5" title: your allegations are completely founded and true.But look here: even though Galaxy S 5 rumors are (to say the least) premature and indicative of a serious problem with our nasty-fast industry -an issue we discuss on the air- they're also important. That's because, as unreliable and, frankly, stupid as they are, they also give us an opportunity to discuss the fut ...

Sometimes you get listener mail that asks how the band got together in the first place. Sometimes that happens the day after you drop some nostalgic sentimentalism all over the internet. Sometimes, simultaneously, there are some sweet, juicy rumors...

Sometimes you get listener mail that asks how the band got together in the first place. Sometimes that happens the day after you drop some nostalgic sentimentalism all over the internet. Sometimes, simultaneously, there are some sweet, juicy rumors and leaks about a top-of-the-line camera phone with what looks like a moon crater on it. Sometimes you gotta put all that into a podcast with the original cadre of Pocketnow 'casters, and see what comes out. All that, plus the longest outtake reel in ...

We had an interesting bit of synchronicity crop up in the offices of Pocketnow this week: we're simultaneously in possession of one of the thinnest, newest tablets in the world - and one of the clunkiest, oldest ones. The interesting part about the...

We had an interesting bit of synchronicity crop up in the offices of Pocketnow this week: we're simultaneously in possession of one of the thinnest, newest tablets in the world - and one of the clunkiest, oldest ones. The interesting part about the latter: it never officially existed.We'll talk about that, plus rumors of yet another mini-Galaxy that ain't bashful about skimping on specs, and a Motorola smartphone that's all-American from design to manufacture. We'll also cover rumors of a newer, ...

Here at Pocketnow, we like other tech sites. We share the same news space, we share a lot of editorial opinions, and we trade jokes and barbs on the Twitters, the Facebooks, and even in the godforsaken comments section. We're even starting to interact...

Here at Pocketnow, we like other tech sites. We share the same news space, we share a lot of editorial opinions, and we trade jokes and barbs on the Twitters, the Facebooks, and even in the godforsaken comments section. We're even starting to interact face-to-face with our foreign contemporaries in on-air venues like the Pocketnow VIP, but here at the Weekly, we thought: why let the video jocks have all the fun? Pocketnow's tech podcast deserves some love too, doesn't it? It took us 45 episodes ...

Last we checked, there are 52 weeks in a year - but you wouldn't know it, given the announcement schedule of some major players in the tech space. Companies vying for the attention of fickle consumers often stack their events one right after the other...

Last we checked, there are 52 weeks in a year - but you wouldn't know it, given the announcement schedule of some major players in the tech space. Companies vying for the attention of fickle consumers often stack their events one right after the other in a strategic attempt to undermine competitors, sometimes hosting major announcements just days -or even hours- apart. Such a thing happened this week, with Nokia preempting Google's annual I/O developer conference with an announcement of its own: ...

At Pocketnow, we have a responsibility to try the new, the fresh, and the weird - and that latter swamp is exactly the one Managing Editor Anton D. Nagy waded into with his recent review of the ASUS Fonepad - the tablet with an earpiece. Or the phone...

At Pocketnow, we have a responsibility to try the new, the fresh, and the weird - and that latter swamp is exactly the one Managing Editor Anton D. Nagy waded into with his recent review of the ASUS Fonepad - the tablet with an earpiece. Or the phone with a tablet screen. Whatever you want to call it, we've covered it - and Tony has some thoughts about using a seven-inch smartphone in this edition of one of your favorite tech podcasts. After we clear the giant-phone convo, we've got more to say. ...

Not all of us have read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, so not all of us were exactly qualified to make the lame joke that kicks off this week's podcast. But we made it, and we stand behind it. Because as hundreds of fifth-rate...

Not all of us have read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, so not all of us were exactly qualified to make the lame joke that kicks off this week's podcast. But we made it, and we stand behind it. Because as hundreds of fifth-rate "manufacturers" well know, sometimes you just have to fake it. But we're not talking about secondhand knockoff products in this episode of the Weekly. Rather, we get serious about octa-core comparisons, the till-recently-mythical HTC M4, the insanely cheap new Lumia ...

There are devices that deserve a modicum of coverage, and then there are devices that call for a maelstrom of coverage. Samsung's Galaxy S 4, the most hotly anticipated Android smartphone of 2013 so far, easily falls into the latter category, and we...

There are devices that deserve a modicum of coverage, and then there are devices that call for a maelstrom of coverage. Samsung's Galaxy S 4, the most hotly anticipated Android smartphone of 2013 so far, easily falls into the latter category, and we have no qualms about devoting an entire podcast to discussing the latest Google-powered beast out of Seoul. Tune in as Master Chief Stephen Schenck, Figurine Boatswain Taylor Martin, and Captain 2 Phones take you for an auditory tour of the high and ...

We didn't expect to run the Weekly with a skeleton crew two weeks in a row - and it's a good thing we didn't have to. Mere minutes into this week's Tony-and-Michael-only podcast, Taylor Martin arrives to save us from the spectre of a fun, but...

We didn't expect to run the Weekly with a skeleton crew two weeks in a row - and it's a good thing we didn't have to. Mere minutes into this week's Tony-and-Michael-only podcast, Taylor Martin arrives to save us from the spectre of a fun, but low-energy, two-man show. In its place: jokes, laughs, and a lot of industry insight you're gonna wanna put your ears on. We talk phone batteries that can jump-start your car, what place Twitter has in music, whether we should be excited about Motorola's X ...

Stuff comes up, folks. Sometimes you've got a pressing appointment in Romania, or a meeting scheduled in Media, PA. Sometimes you're at the day job, other times you're off the grid somewhere in the country. Other times you're buying a car. These...

Stuff comes up, folks. Sometimes you've got a pressing appointment in Romania, or a meeting scheduled in Media, PA. Sometimes you're at the day job, other times you're off the grid somewhere in the country. Other times you're buying a car. These things happen. Fortunately for us, these things don't usually happen all at once, which means the Pocketnow Weekly podcast usually features more than two people on the air. But today, listeners, Lady Luck was not with us. Today, Sam the Scheduler was out ...

Sometimes you just have to schedule a podcast a few hours before a major news event, and as a result you've got to scramble to come up with some valid-sounding speculation about just how useful a Facebook Phone could really be. It's not like we...

Sometimes you just have to schedule a podcast a few hours before a major news event, and as a result you've got to scramble to come up with some valid-sounding speculation about just how useful a Facebook Phone could really be. It's not like we haven't tossed this notion around before, but doing it on the air, off-the-cuff, imbues our lives with a certain energy, a certain je ne sais quoi, if you will. Or even if you won't. Whatever; we have a good time riffing. You'll listen and like it! Ahem. ...

We love us some new technology, and we certainly give it its fair shake on today's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly. But every so often, you need to give a little lip-service to the tech of days gone by. The platforms and devices of yesteryear. That's...

We love us some new technology, and we certainly give it its fair shake on today's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly. But every so often, you need to give a little lip-service to the tech of days gone by. The platforms and devices of yesteryear. That's right: I'm talking about dead technology. It makes sense, then, that a man going by the twitter handle DeadTechnology is here to help us dust off those fond memories. In his inaugural visit to the Pocketnow Weekly, our own Adam Doud pulls back the v ...

The Pocketnow Weekly podcast is a labor of love for those of us who routinely grace its silvery sound waves. It takes a lot of effort and time to put the Weekly on the feeds every seven days, and we're pretty proud of the listenership we've accrued...

The Pocketnow Weekly podcast is a labor of love for those of us who routinely grace its silvery sound waves. It takes a lot of effort and time to put the Weekly on the feeds every seven days, and we're pretty proud of the listenership we've accrued since re-launching our podcast presence lo those many months ago. Since that reboot, the podcast has grown in scope and in refinement: we've added such luxuries as topic lists, time codes with jump points, and a rotating cast of co-hosts - but we've n ...

Sometimes ya ain't got time for dilly-dallyin', spit-swappin', or tall-tale-tellin'. Sometimes even dropping in a few time codes is too much to ask. Because sometimes the meat just needs to get out to the masses. This is one of those special times,...

Sometimes ya ain't got time for dilly-dallyin', spit-swappin', or tall-tale-tellin'. Sometimes even dropping in a few time codes is too much to ask. Because sometimes the meat just needs to get out to the masses. This is one of those special times, and the meat we're putting on the market is our jawing. Our opinions. Our stories. And the subject this week is the two biggest Android smartphone launches of the year, coming from the two biggest sworn enemies of the entire Android landscape. That's ...

Ever recorded a 90-minute podcast full of Skype-related artifacts and drop-outs, only to find once you wrap it up that you used the wrong mic? If so, you know the pain we've experienced cutting together today's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast....

Ever recorded a 90-minute podcast full of Skype-related artifacts and drop-outs, only to find once you wrap it up that you used the wrong mic? If so, you know the pain we've experienced cutting together today's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast. Sorry for the levels on this one, folks; it's unfortunate, and we've done all we can to normalize them, but you're probably going to be twisting your volume knob an awful lot over the course of this here episode. On the bright side, if you manage t ...

Pocketnow Weekly 033: The Great MWC Roundup

Wed Feb 27 2013 (01:07:22)

We think it's pretty fair to say that MWC 2013 was one part IFA and one part CES: a few stark disappointments peppered among some really amazing stuff. We've seen technology this week ranging from the incredible to the absurd - from the third...

We think it's pretty fair to say that MWC 2013 was one part IFA and one part CES: a few stark disappointments peppered among some really amazing stuff. We've seen technology this week ranging from the incredible to the absurd - from the third iteration of ASUS's wild Padfone concept to the improbable debut of a Kyocera Echo lookalike. The big guys have come out to play, too, but they're a little shy this time around: neither Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.0 nor Nokia's midrange Lumias blew the roof off ...

In the far-off reaches of Barcelona, two men fight for the right to party tell their tale. Battling narrow urban canyons, strange fast-food condiments, kielbasa-selling mobile-phone salesmen, and seagulls with voices only seagull mothers could love,...

In the far-off reaches of Barcelona, two men fight for the right to party tell their tale. Battling narrow urban canyons, strange fast-food condiments, kielbasa-selling mobile-phone salesmen, and seagulls with voices only seagull mothers could love, they fight tooth and nail to share their story. The story of the wonders of mobile technology. You won't hear about all of the weird encounters that have greeted Anton D. Nagy and Michael Fisher since their arrival in Spain for the 2013 Mobile World ...

Rarely has the "lull" between trade shows given us so much to talk about. We kicked off the week with an exciting announcement welcoming two new members to the Pocketnow team, and since then we've barely been able to keep news, editorials, and videos...

Rarely has the "lull" between trade shows given us so much to talk about. We kicked off the week with an exciting announcement welcoming two new members to the Pocketnow team, and since then we've barely been able to keep news, editorials, and videos on the front page long enough to read them. This feed is on fire. From ever-strengthening rumors about the HTC M7 and Samsung Galaxy S IV, to interviews with newcomers like Jolla, to new looks at old friends with BlackBerry 10, to modding and jailbr ...

Even if it takes six Skype calls to make a podcast happen, we're gonna do it for you folks, because that's just the kind of guys we are. And it's a good thing, too; while the news cycle has calmed down somewhat in the wake of last week's big...

Even if it takes six Skype calls to make a podcast happen, we're gonna do it for you folks, because that's just the kind of guys we are. And it's a good thing, too; while the news cycle has calmed down somewhat in the wake of last week's big BlackBerry event, there's still plenty to talk about from the worlds of Android and Windows Phone, from rumors and speculation to ... well, no, just rumors and speculation, really. But it's scintillating stuff, especially if you're into things named "M7" and ...

One man returns from a mission to Canada, and is greeted by friends. Friends with questions, observations, and inflammatory declarations about the future of a very special smartphone. A smartphone called BlackBerry. Yes, it's a special edition of the...

One man returns from a mission to Canada, and is greeted by friends. Friends with questions, observations, and inflammatory declarations about the future of a very special smartphone. A smartphone called BlackBerry. Yes, it's a special edition of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, covering all the ups, downs, and all-arounds of the new Research in Motion BlackBerry smartphone platform, BlackBerry 10, as well as the sleek black slab of potential it's riding on, the Z10. Join us as we welcome an old fr ...

Life frequently defies our expectations. For example, if it's your first full season covering mobile-technology trade shows, sometimes you find your expectations for a nice, quiet lull between CES and MWC completely upset -toppled, really- by reality....

Life frequently defies our expectations. For example, if it's your first full season covering mobile-technology trade shows, sometimes you find your expectations for a nice, quiet lull between CES and MWC completely upset -toppled, really- by reality. For this editor, that reality came fast and fierce, delivering an unbelievable bounty of rumor and speculation at his doorstep on the morning of this week's Pocketnow Weekly podcast. The bright side: you get to hear all the latest news and gossip s ...

January: the post-holiday comedown mixes with the post-CES recovery and pre-MWC quiet to form a lull of epic proportions. Fortunately though, leaks and rumors never stop, and we've got a few of them to bat around on this episode of the Weekly. Today,...

January: the post-holiday comedown mixes with the post-CES recovery and pre-MWC quiet to form a lull of epic proportions. Fortunately though, leaks and rumors never stop, and we've got a few of them to bat around on this episode of the Weekly. Today, Joe Levi and Anton D. Nagy each return to the podcast to talk rumored Sony Xperia tablets, LG Windows Phones, and the will-it-never-die speculation surrounding a cheap iPhone. Also making the cut: the HTC M7 and Samsung Galaxy S IV, the Huawei Ascen ...

"The Snowball, the 6-Inch Mate, & the In-N-Out Experience." That's the summary that led us out of our most recent podcast, and it narrowly missed becoming the title of this here episode, number 26 in our weekly series. This is a very special...

"The Snowball, the 6-Inch Mate, & the In-N-Out Experience." That's the summary that led us out of our most recent podcast, and it narrowly missed becoming the title of this here episode, number 26 in our weekly series. This is a very special episode, coming to you straight from the luxurious Pocketnow suites overlooking the blink-tastic Las Vegas strip. For the past few days, we've been covering the happenings from CES 2013, bringing you video after video of devices from manufacturers of all str ...

Just because it's a new year doesn't mean things are changing with the Pocketnow Weekly podcast. We're still shaking up the host roster on occasion, and we're still squeezing more than 90 minutes of discussion out of the mobile-technology news sector,...

Just because it's a new year doesn't mean things are changing with the Pocketnow Weekly podcast. We're still shaking up the host roster on occasion, and we're still squeezing more than 90 minutes of discussion out of the mobile-technology news sector, even in the pit of the post-holiday lull. On our first podcast of 2013, Joe Levi joins us to talk Android amid a sea of pre-CES leaks, but not before we dive into a long and detailed discussion about the new mobile version of Ubuntu - a platform we ...

Only seven billion remain following the Great Mayan Apocalypse of 2012, and three of them have joined forces in this new dystopian future-world to talk technology. Closing out 2012 is a tough endeavor, but thankfully the pre-holiday news explosion...

Only seven billion remain following the Great Mayan Apocalypse of 2012, and three of them have joined forces in this new dystopian future-world to talk technology. Closing out 2012 is a tough endeavor, but thankfully the pre-holiday news explosion quickly gave way to a post-holiday news respite, and the resulting abbreviated topic list gives us a little breathing room at the tail end of this year. In this episode, we talk about the future of Windows RT tablets, the rumored Apple iOS-running smar ...

On the eve of the Mayan Apocalypse, three men gather to talk strategy, survival ... and smartphones. This week on the Pocketnow Weekly, we discuss what device we'd like at our side for the end of the world, before going for a quick dip in the...

On the eve of the Mayan Apocalypse, three men gather to talk strategy, survival ... and smartphones. This week on the Pocketnow Weekly, we discuss what device we'd like at our side for the end of the world, before going for a quick dip in the nostalgia pool with a chat about running new Android software on old devices. After that, we knock around some Samsung Galaxy-family speculation, then dive headlong into a rundown of the merits and drawbacks of the new Samsung ATIV S, before touching on the ...

The Galaxy S III's barely old enough to warrant an After The Buzz episode, but we're already talking about the Galaxy S IV. In any other venue, that would be a sign of jumping the shark; on the Pocketnow Weekly, it's just business as usual....

The Galaxy S III's barely old enough to warrant an After The Buzz episode, but we're already talking about the Galaxy S IV. In any other venue, that would be a sign of jumping the shark; on the Pocketnow Weekly, it's just business as usual. Tune in for our best speculation on what Samsung might include in its next sensational superphone, from unbreakable screens to bone conduction. Then keep on listening for an extended debate about the merits of Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 versus iOS, drillin ...

Microsoft kick-starts the smack-talk machine, which blows up in its face just as Nokia sells its own headquarters. The Lumia 822 gives us an excuse to launch a brand-new review format, while a Nexus 4 trade lets us take a post-review look at Google's...

Microsoft kick-starts the smack-talk machine, which blows up in its face just as Nokia sells its own headquarters. The Lumia 822 gives us an excuse to launch a brand-new review format, while a Nexus 4 trade lets us take a post-review look at Google's latest smartphone. The iPhone 5S breaks its cover -maybe- while the Nexus 10 gives everyone a reason to care about big Android tablets - again, maybe. Rumors of a new 1080p device from LG get the speculation bonfire going again, but a cool bucketful ...

You know what happens when you get a bunch of geeks swapping hot new gadgets and talkin' tech? The Pocketnow Weekly podcast, that's what. We just hit our twentieth episode, and to celebrate, we decided to tie the podcast into our latest giveaway...

You know what happens when you get a bunch of geeks swapping hot new gadgets and talkin' tech? The Pocketnow Weekly podcast, that's what. We just hit our twentieth episode, and to celebrate, we decided to tie the podcast into our latest giveaway contest. So in addition to in-depth discussion on the Nexus 4 versus the world, the Lumia 920's camera ups and downs, and the Android-to-Windows Phone learning curve, there's something special for your ears only. Somewhere in today's episode of the Pocke ...

The Nexus 4 launches, and a man in Pennsylvania does his best to keep Google's latest and greatest -and slipperiest- from sliding off tabletops. The Lumia 920 lands, and a man in Boston moves back into an old apartment called Windows Phone - but the...

The Nexus 4 launches, and a man in Pennsylvania does his best to keep Google's latest and greatest -and slipperiest- from sliding off tabletops. The Lumia 920 lands, and a man in Boston moves back into an old apartment called Windows Phone - but the place isn't the same as he left it. The Droid DNA launches, and all America is atwitter with talk of 1080p, nonremovable storage, and HTC making Sense out of Jelly Bean. And over in Romania, one man watches, waits, and wonders what all the fuss is ab ...

"Shorten your topic list," they said. "The show won't run as long," they said. An hour and a half later, another lengthy episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast is ready for your listening enjoyment. And make no mistake: we could have talked for...

"Shorten your topic list," they said. "The show won't run as long," they said. An hour and a half later, another lengthy episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast is ready for your listening enjoyment. And make no mistake: we could have talked for another 40 minutes at least. That's not because it's been a huge news week, but because our discussion topics are dense and detailed. Topics like phone reviews, new platforms, and 1080p screens. Subjects like GPS navigation, wide-angle smartphone cameras ...

You know the drill: another week, another overload of tech news for three geeky guys to talk about. On this exiciting episode of the Pocketnow Weekly, though, things are a little different: in addition to the usual news from the three big mobile...

You know the drill: another week, another overload of tech news for three geeky guys to talk about. On this exiciting episode of the Pocketnow Weekly, though, things are a little different: in addition to the usual news from the three big mobile platforms, Michael, Anton, and Joe discuss issues of major import for the industry in our broadcast's new preshow segment. Today's "Thought Thread" covers the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and its impact on smartphones and tablets, as well as a little ...

The holiday period is always a busy one, but when you've got industry-defining products launching from literally every major manufacturer and platform-maker, it's a special Q4 indeed. That's what we're looking at with this episode of the Pocketnow...

The holiday period is always a busy one, but when you've got industry-defining products launching from literally every major manufacturer and platform-maker, it's a special Q4 indeed. That's what we're looking at with this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly: from Microsoft's new Surface RT and Windows Phones, to Google's new Nexus family, to Apple's iPad Mini, there's a lot to cover. Throw in a lot of Windows 8 and Android commentary, the typically awesome helping of listener mail, and the fact tha ...

"Welcome to Q3!"  That's the greeting Anton D. Nagy had for Michael Fisher when the latter talked about the sheer volume of news to cover on this week's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly. And indeed, the ramp up to the holiday season in this, the...

"Welcome to Q3!"  That's the greeting Anton D. Nagy had for Michael Fisher when the latter talked about the sheer volume of news to cover on this week's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly. And indeed, the ramp up to the holiday season in this, the third quarter of 2012, has been packed. Apple, Google, Microsoft, Samsung, and a host of other manufacturers have all contributed to this month's veritable fountain of product releases and announcements, and Multimedia Editor Jaime Rivera joins us this we ...

"Once we get a slow news week, we're gonna talk about this in-depth." That's been the go-to fallback phrase for the Pocketnow Weekly for the past few weeks, and as the holiday shopping season approaches, we doubt that's going to change...

"Once we get a slow news week, we're gonna talk about this in-depth." That's been the go-to fallback phrase for the Pocketnow Weekly for the past few weeks, and as the holiday shopping season approaches, we doubt that's going to change anytime soon. On this installment of the densest podcast in mobile tech, we talk about the LG Optimus G and the Nexus 4, HTC's new Butterfly J, Apple's forthcoming iPad Mini, and the Microsoft Surface pre-orders and pricing. Plus, Brandon Miniman continues last we ...

It's the biggest deal in phablets, and one of the hottest things in smartphones as a whole. We've been covering it in editorial and video pieces for a solid week, and now we get to talk about it on the air.  On this episode of the Pocketnow...

It's the biggest deal in phablets, and one of the hottest things in smartphones as a whole. We've been covering it in editorial and video pieces for a solid week, and now we get to talk about it on the air.  On this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly, we're talking Galaxy Note II. Of course, that's not all we're chatting about on this episode of the podcast. Join us for discussion about last week's AT&T event in NYC, Samsung's new Galaxy S III Mini and weird little Galaxy Music, HTC's future prospe ...

When you're coming down off a few weeks of huge news, there's a lot to sift through. On this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly, that's exactly what we're doing. Join Michael Fisher, Brandon Miniman, and Stephen Schenck for in-depth discussion on Apple's...

When you're coming down off a few weeks of huge news, there's a lot to sift through. On this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly, that's exactly what we're doing. Join Michael Fisher, Brandon Miniman, and Stephen Schenck for in-depth discussion on Apple's continuing iPhone 5 and iOS6 successes and failures, the latest in the annoyingly-named "mapplegate," HTC's new One X+ and One VX, speculation on the next Nexus, Nokia's terrifying new commercial aimed at the iPhone, and even a touch of webOS news. ...

As autumn creeps in, the frantic pace of summer succumbs to the sluggish chill of the fall, and the world slows down to catch its breath. Unless, of course, you're talking mobile technology. This back-to-school season has been one of the most exciting...

As autumn creeps in, the frantic pace of summer succumbs to the sluggish chill of the fall, and the world slows down to catch its breath. Unless, of course, you're talking mobile technology. This back-to-school season has been one of the most exciting and dynamic in memory, with smartphones and tablets from a huge array of manufacturers vying for our strained -but infinite- attention. Tune in to this week's Pocketnow Weekly podcast for in-depth discussion of the iPhone 5, iOS 6, Apple's Maps pro ...

This time on the Pocketnow Weekly: SO MANY NEWS. "It's been quite a week" is something of a tired phrase when it comes to mobile technology, and we've used it, verbatim, for the past month or so -- because it's true. From Windows Phone 8 to Android to...

This time on the Pocketnow Weekly: SO MANY NEWS. "It's been quite a week" is something of a tired phrase when it comes to mobile technology, and we've used it, verbatim, for the past month or so -- because it's true. From Windows Phone 8 to Android to iOS 6 to ... heck, even BlackBerry had some news this week. We did our best to get to most of it on the podcast, but there's only so much time in a morning, especially when some of the news is so finely detailed. Tune in to this week's Pocketnow We ...

We know something about slow news weeks. For much of the summer, that's what the tech news cycle felt like: waiting for promised events and products, attending the occasional (and awesome) product launch, but always looking forward to the "coming...

We know something about slow news weeks. For much of the summer, that's what the tech news cycle felt like: waiting for promised events and products, attending the occasional (and awesome) product launch, but always looking forward to the "coming months."  Well, that month has finally come, and it's called September. Hot on the heels of IFA in Berlin, a bevy of companies -Apple, Nokia, Samsung, and Motorola- all hosted events of their very own, unleashing a slew of hot new hardware devices on th ...

Pocketnow Weekly Episode 008: IFA Edition

Tue Sep 04 2012 (01:38:11)

A Romanian and an American at a German trade show featuring Asian devices? Things just got international, ya’ll. Grab some bratwurst and Bitburger and join Michael Fisher and Anton D. Nagy for the latest episode of the Pocketnow Weekly, straight...

A Romanian and an American at a German trade show featuring Asian devices? Things just got international, ya’ll. Grab some bratwurst and Bitburger and join Michael Fisher and Anton D. Nagy for the latest episode of the Pocketnow Weekly, straight from one of the smallest hotel rooms in Berlin. This is a special-edition podcast, covering all the devices we got hands-on time with at IFA 2012! From gymnasium-level Samsung to mini-booth ASUS, we cover it all … and share some insights on trade shows - ...

Pocketnow Weekly Episode 007

Wed Aug 22 2012 (01:23:24)

A Romanian, a Honduran, and two Americans walk into a podcast ... stop me if you've heard this one. Actually, you haven't. Because this is the first four-person episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast! This time around, usual suspects Michael,...

A Romanian, a Honduran, and two Americans walk into a podcast ... stop me if you've heard this one. Actually, you haven't. Because this is the first four-person episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast! This time around, usual suspects Michael, Brandon, and Anton are joined by the redoubtable Jaime Rivera, Multimedia Manager extraordinaire, for almost ninety minutes of mobile technology discussion from the very top layers of the heavenly clouds above. That's topped off by some overdue answers to ...

Pocketnow Weekly Episode 006

Thu Aug 16 2012 (01:11:10)

Sometimes, you have a packed news week that needs talkin' on. Sometimes, one of your hosts has a new mic, a new computer, and a new recording room 200 miles away. Sometimes, you've got so much to cover that you need to skip over a couple things. Maybe...

Sometimes, you have a packed news week that needs talkin' on. Sometimes, one of your hosts has a new mic, a new computer, and a new recording room 200 miles away. Sometimes, you've got so much to cover that you need to skip over a couple things. Maybe one of these things happens on this week's installment of the Pocketnow Weekly. Maybe all three of them do. We don't know. Even for Yoda, sometimes "clouded, the future is." You'll just have to listen to find out. But for sure, you'll want to put y ...

Pocketnow Weekly Episode 005

Wed Aug 08 2012 (01:27:59)

What do you do when one of your co-hosts is too busy to record a show, leaving you with only 66% of your manpower for the newest (rebooted) mobile-tech podcast on the scene? You accede to the wishes of your fanbase, of course, and bring on a...

What do you do when one of your co-hosts is too busy to record a show, leaving you with only 66% of your manpower for the newest (rebooted) mobile-tech podcast on the scene? You accede to the wishes of your fanbase, of course, and bring on a guest! Well, maybe it didn't pan out exactly like that. Maybe we always wanted to have Joe Levi the Android Guy join us on the Pocketnow Weekly. Maybe we even said as much on past episodes, on account of a few readers vocally calling for Joe's inclusion! Wel ...

Pocketnow Weekly Episode 004

Thu Aug 02 2012 (01:19:32)

Thought we skipped a week on you, huh? Nope! Michael had a slight problem getting home from a trip across the country, thanks to an airline whose name we dare not mention, so this week's recording was delayed by a day. To make it right, we arose...

Thought we skipped a week on you, huh? Nope! Michael had a slight problem getting home from a trip across the country, thanks to an airline whose name we dare not mention, so this week's recording was delayed by a day. To make it right, we arose bright and early this morning to bring you the fourth installment of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast. Tune in for a discussion of wedding traditions, name pronunciations, and a whole lot of segues into crazy hypothetical worlds filled with exobytes and idea ...

Pocketnow Weekly Episode 003

Wed Jul 25 2012 (01:17:14)

It's week three of our newest podcast, and we haven't caused any riots, computer explosions, or divorces yet ... so we must be doing something right. This week, Michael, Brandon, and Anton discuss the finer points of Android Jelly Bean on tablets and...

It's week three of our newest podcast, and we haven't caused any riots, computer explosions, or divorces yet ... so we must be doing something right. This week, Michael, Brandon, and Anton discuss the finer points of Android Jelly Bean on tablets and phones, what Nokia's Lumia sales numbers mean for the company, whether our world is ready for yet another SIM standard, and what platform they'd use if they were forced to choose a non-top-three OS. Also on the docket: some behind-the-scenes ruminat ...

Pocketnow Weekly Episode 002

Wed Jul 18 2012 (01:20:46)

Another week, another round of chatter with Michael Fisher, Brandon Miniman, and Anton D. Nagy on the Pocketnow Weekly. In the news this week, we talk the usual Android, WP7, and iOS happenings, plus a smattering of Meego and a little side-trek into...

Another week, another round of chatter with Michael Fisher, Brandon Miniman, and Anton D. Nagy on the Pocketnow Weekly. In the news this week, we talk the usual Android, WP7, and iOS happenings, plus a smattering of Meego and a little side-trek into our relationship with you, the listeners/readers. We're at two weeks in a row at this point, and with the exception of a few stumbles, a pacing issue or two, and going well over time, we think it came out pretty well. Michael's levels are a little lo ...

Pocketnow Weekly Episode 001: "The Reboot"

Wed Jul 11 2012 (01:08:43)

Mobile tech news and opinion from the Pocketnow.com team

"New beginnings in print beget new beginnings in podcasts." We're not sure who said that. In fact, we might've just made that up right here, on the spot. And that's the kind of seat-of-the-pants action you're going to get every week on our new podcast, the Pocketnow Weekly. Join us for episode 001, where we (re)introduce ourselves, talk about where we've been and where we're going, and even discuss the week in mobile technology news.