Pocketnow Weekly 132: Windows Holographic, BlackBerry's app entitlement, hackers hacking your calls
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 Sharp –bless it– refuses to let flip-phones die!
The techno-world is going plum crazy, folks, and before we run out of incredulous expressions, we better get to talking about it. All of the above, plus a slick smattering of listener mail, lies ahead; join us, won't you? Pocketnow Weekly 132 is waiting for your participation –either through the live video stream at 12:15pm Eastern on January 23 (click here for your local time), or the high-quality audio version available later on– and shoot your questions to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air. See you then!
Pocketnow Weekly 132
January 23, 2015
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A segment from our resident Android expert and web authority Joe Levi, chock full of information for you to apply directly to your forehead. On today's installment, a write-in suggestion from listener Brendon Pifer: it's about security, and you better listen hard (because someone else might be listening to you mighty hard).
Are hackers using an SS7 vulnerability to spy on your phone calls?
Dial F for Fail
A segment from our top news wrangler about injustice, misdeeds, and general foolishness within the mobile industry. Today’s topic: BlackBerry's CEO and his interesting interpretation of the biggest internet debate of the century.
Net Neutrality ain't got bunk to do with apps ... but could BlackBerry have a point?
E-mailed submissions from Christopher Drummer, Grant Butler, and Michael McGrath
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