Pocketnow Weekly 193: The full scoop on iPhone SE, iPad Pro 9.7, and LG Friends

Fri Mar 25 2016 (01:46:56)

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 charged and ready! It's podcast time on episode 193 of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on March 24th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air!

Pocketnow Weekly 193


Recording Date

March 24, 2016



Juan Bagnell

Stephen Schenck

Jaime Rivera


Jules Wang


Podcast Rundown


Today's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast is made possible by:

It takes so much time to search through coupons and deals to find what you are really looking for. It’s a time waster and not very fun. Well, there is a new app that is changing how online shopping works, making the money saving experience more enjoyable. and it only takes 60 seconds to get started.

It’s called Benjamin.

Benjamin considers your favorite brands, sizes, and your interests to find awesome deals for products you actually want. Other deal sites offer things like photography lessons and yoga classes, but Benjamin works with brands such as Ray Ban, Patagonia, and even the NFL to bring you real deals that you actually want.
Benjamin has been called the Tinder of personalized shopping – because you never know what deal you’re gonna get and all it takes is a left or right swipe to claim an offer.

And just for our listeners, the folks at the Benjamin app have set up a webpage where you can claim deals such as:
- Half-off Spotify Premium
- Hulu for $3 a month
- 25% off Starbucks gift cards
- and half-off Ray Bans
It’s all about the benjamins! And keep some extra benjamins in your pocket by heading over to benjaminapp.co/pocketnow to see all the special offers for yourself!



6:37, Complaining about the Marimba and other notification tones

9:15, The iPhone SE (it launched this week)

36:32, The iPad Pro 9.7 (it launched too)

56:15, HTC 10 teaser goes Boom(sound) as event is announced

1:01:06, LG G5 Friends pricing revealed

1:13:52, Pebble preps for substantial layoffs: “money [in Silicon Valley] is pretty tight these days”

1:17:38, Apps flocking from BBOS — could Samsung ever leave Android?

1:21:13, Windows 10 Mobile update woes for BLU users

1:26:05, Instagram user backlash against feed order shenanigans

Listener Mail


Listener questions this week from Theresa, Bud 215, and Haniko.