Pocketnow Weekly 152: #WWDC15, Galaxy S6 Active, a Moto X rumor debunked?

Fri Jun 12 2015 (02:00:01)

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 are all these seemingly bizarre questions coming from? We're headed into not-so-uncharted but still very much off-the-beaten-path territory this week as we gear up for a Pocketnow Weekly podcast without regular host Michael Fisher at the helm.

We know - barely even worth doing, right? Well, we'll see about that, and while things certainly won't be the same, we've got the rest of the Weekly team lined up to give it their all, with frequent co-host Stephen Schenck stepping up to the take the lead, Adam Doud getting ready to flex some more of that podcast muscle, Jaime Rivera popping in to talk shop about WWDC 2015, and Jules Wang making it all come together from the producer's chair.

We've got news, we've got listener mail, and you just know that things are going to unexpected go off the rails in some crazy embarrassing way midway through it all, so stay tuned to watch that train wreck for yourself. It's all coming up on Pocketnow Weekly 152. Watch our video broadcast from 5:00pm Eastern on June 11 (click here for your local time), with a high-quality audio version right below. Join us on Google Hangouts if you can make it next time, or shoot us some of that listener mail to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com to ask the questions you'd like to hear us discuss live.

Pocketnow Weekly 152

 

Recording Date

June 11, 2015

 

Hosts

Stephen Schenck

Adam Doud

Jaime Rivera

Producer

Jules Wang

 

Podcast Rundown


Sponsor

(00:02:25)

 

Challenge yourself to learn something new with a free 10-day trial to lynda.com! It’s is used by millions of people around the world and has over 3,000 courses on topics like web development, photography, visual design and business, as well as software training like Excel, WordPress, and Photoshop. All of their courses are taught by experts and new courses are added to the site every week. Whether you want to invest in a new hobby, ask your boss for a raise, find a new job or improve upon your current job skills in 2015; lynda.com has something for everyone!

Announcement

(00:04:00)

Smartphone giveaway: score a 32GB LG G3

 

Listener Mail

(00:06:47)

E-mailed submissions from Gaj B, Scott Shrewsberry, and István Tóth-Király

 

News

(00:26:30)

Apple announces OS X El Capitan

Apple announces iOS 9 with a more proactive Siri, and more

Apple brings multi-window app support to the iPad

Apple introduces Apple Music with 24/7 global radio and cross-platform support

Apple Music isn’t the only Android app Apple’s cooking up, as migration tool emerges

Devices

 

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active launches for AT&T with a big 3500mAh battery

OnePlus One gets a new, lower price – permanently

Moto X 2015 fingerprint scanner hinted by leaked images / Latest Moto X 2015 leak suggests no fingerprint scanner, after all

BlackBerry Oslo captured on camera with metallic design

ZTE smartphone with 4K display reportedly close

Apple preps for new front-facing camera features in iOS 9 – hinting at iPhone 6S hardware?

Galaxy Note 5 rumors talk USB 3.1 type C, big battery upgrade

Developments

Motorola swears it’s learned its lesson about smartphone camera quality

HTC One M9 update brings camera and battery life improvements

Apple gives iOS a workable sideloading option through Xcode

Snapdragon 810 overheating complaints return with retail debut of Sony Xperia Z4

 

WWDC 2015 Extended Editorial Roundtable

(01:25:34)

Featuring analysis and opinions from Jaime Rivera, Stephen Schenck, Michael Fisher and Hayato Huseman.

 

Thanks for tuning in, see you next week!