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Pocketnow Weekly Podcast

Mobile-tech talk and lame jokes from the informative yet unrefined team at Pocketnow. Covering smartphones, tablets, wearables and other gadgets you dreamed of owning when you were young. Stitcher Award winner: Best Technology Podcast, 2013

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Pocketnow Weekly 088: Moto 360, Android Wear, and hacking a path to Inbox Zero

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 Apple, and people writing to remind us that the automated home isn't as new a concept as we might think. And that's just scratching the surface.Before that, we delve into the meat of the week's news: the new Android Wear platform – and in particular the Moto 360 watch that we're all dying to strap on. All that and more awaits on episode 088 of the Pocketnow Weekly ... so mash those cans on, turn the volume up and rip the knob off: we're here to talk mobile tech, and it's gonna get awesome.Send feedback, questions, and requests to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google Plus to stay apprised of the latest episodes. Tell your friends about the show so we don't have to do a telethon to stay on the air. Join our forums to offer topic suggestions and more. And thanks for listening!Pocketnow Weekly episode 088 Recording Date03/18/2014 HostsMichael FisherTaylor MartinStephen SchenckJaime RiveraNews Reviews of the week (00:01:28)Nokia Lumia 2520 Power Keyboard review (Video) Android Wear (00:03:10)Google releases Android Wear developer previewLG G Watch announced for next quarterMotorola Moto 360 watch announced for summer 2014Moto 360 makes me regret my Pebble Steel order Misc news (00:21:20)LG's weird slap bracelet stylus picturedExactly when will the HTC One be available for purchase? Listener Mail(00:26:30) James Tallon asks for our thoughts on smartwatch display technologiesImran Ahmad: is Apple the new BlackBerry?Eric L asks if the new Android Wear product family endangers (or even eliminates) PebbleMichael Neumann: Will Samsung drop Tizen for Android Wear if the platform succeeds?Chingiz Saidov: is Android Wear the future of home automation?Frank Reid, Jonathan Michael, and Vivek Sharma ask about the Blackphone and its relationship to privacyJimmy Westerberg thanks us for his new writing career!Guilherme asks about dual-SIM phones … and sociologyGary Holly: is our long global mini-phone nightmare at an end ... or no?Jon Luck wonders: do Sony smartphone cameras still suck?Cooper Dahle: what's your favorite third-party UI/Android skin? MusicThe Pocketnow Weekly's transition music (the track used between its News and Feature segments) is a track called "Radiation" from the talented Ali Spagnola.You may recognize the tune as one of the preloaded ringtones from your Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus, or Nexus 4 - but it's a real song, from a real album. You can download that album, along with many others, at Ali's website here, or visit her YouTube page here!•Thanks for listening!Tune in again next week!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

2hr 3mins

18 Mar 2014

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Fold me, 'splode me, iPhone and Galaxy | #PNWeekly 332

Once all the stuff from Techtober's dried up, we're looking to the future. Actually, all the way out past CES. How long will it take Apple to move its iPhones to 5G? What will the Galaxy S10 look like? And will we be able to take a Kickstarter project and make a Mac Mini and iPad Pro usable together?Watch the YouTube video posted at 2:00pm Eastern on November 16th or check out the high-quality audio version right here or through Apple, Google, our RSS and wherever you get your podcasts. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly and shoot feedback to the hosts at podcast@pocketnow.com!HostJoshua VergaraGuestsTK BayMark BurstinerThe show5G iPhone: Is 2020 too late as sales level out?iPhone eXplosion: Did a software update really bring doom?Galaxy S10: Punch-Out!!Galaxy F: How much will you pay for a foldable?Samsung W2019: Speaking of expensive foldable phones...Razer Phone 2: AT&T is a big milestoneLuna Display: Would a dongle convince you to buy a Mac Mini and iPad Pro?The Edit Button: Twitter's taking it slowListener Mail: What would be a good music player in 2018?•See you next week!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 7mins

18 Nov 2018

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Pocketnow Weekly 295: Android P rhymes with HP Elite x3

'P' is for "Preview" as the Android P Developer Preview Program gets underway. We'll give you a quick look into some of the big new feature adds and we'll also try and paint by sound a couple of changes to the Material Design aesthetic, too.'P' is for "prosecution" and those are what the FBI has allegedly been getting with the help of paid informers at Best Buy's Geek Squad support and repair service. Were customers subject to unwarranted search and seizure of their items? We dicuss.'P' is also for "PLUS" news on Windows 10, a Nexus 6P bootloop lawsuit and your listener mail! 'P' is for "Podcast" and that means it's the Pocketnow Weekly!Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 3pm Eastern on March 9 or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air next week!Recording DateMarch 9, 2018HostsJuan Carlos BagnellJules Wang NewsAndroid P: Developer Preview out now, will go through five stagesSnapdragon 855: Fusion branding confusionBroadcom & Qualcomm: Government intervenes in shareholder voteApple headphones: is it cannibalizing Beats?Windows 10 S: a new mode on standard Windows 10 will replace itNexus 6P: lawsuit allowed to continue over warranties for bootloopsMotorola: Chicago due for layoffs, againNet neutrality: Washington state puts teeth to enforcement, faces off with FCCGeek Squad: EFF argues Fourth Amendment breachMailbagZayn Shourbaji saw the HP Elite x3 in the wild while Goran Petrovic says ain't nobody got the money for an HTC phone. That and your feedback from Twitter with #PNWeekly.•See you soon!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 25mins

12 Mar 2018

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Pocketnow Weekly 315: Note 9, Unbreakable

The Galaxy Note 9 has a hard road ahead of it. It has to make up ground in sales from the Galaxy S9 and it’ll have to do so with few visceral upgrades. So, what can Samsung do to prop up the biggest chance it has against the iPhone? Put Fortnite on it. The world’s most popular MMO is coming to Android and it looks set to debut on a phablet.We’ll dig into a couple of follow-up stories on the MacBook Pro and BlackBerry KEY2 plus hit on the bitter pill for everyone in technology that is the tariffs tussle between the United States and China. How much will your next upgrade cost you? Will you be able to afford it?Plenty of questions to answer. We’ve got a bunch of tech rascals to give our best shot at answering them. It’s the Pocketnow Weekly!Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on July 27th or check out the high-quality audio version right here. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly! You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air at the end of the month!Recording DateJuly 27, 2018HostJules WangGuestsJaime RiveraBrandon Miniman (XDA-Developers)Joshua Vergara (YouTube)NewsGalaxy Note 9: Is Samsung dressing up the Note 9 with a gaming exclusive?Unbreakable: Will this hold up or will it ShatterShield on us?48 Megapixels: How soon can Sony push this sensor out?MacBook Pro: One huge problem solved, how many more to go?Nokia 9: Are we ready for a $1,000 phone HMD Global?$$$Tariffs: Have they hit us yet?iPhones: Well, how bad will it get?ZTE in the US: Is it safe to talk about the Axon 9 again?And Finally…Take your bets on the name.•See you soon!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 2mins

28 Jul 2018

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Pocketnow Weekly 078: CES 2014 wrap-up - the best and worst from Vegas

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 world's newest and hottest mobile gadgetry, and we did the best we could to share it with you in a timely fashion.Now that we're all back home and recovering, it's time to take a deeper, more-relaxed dive into our CES 2014 experience. While we're still sick and one of our microphones is still three time zones away (thanks, American air carriers!), we've still decided to come together, under the capable supervision of stand-in host Jaime Rivera, to talk Samsung, Sony, Huawei, Pebble ... and even a surprise or two from ZTE! So crack open your NyQuil and put on those ratty old sweatpants; the Pocketnow Weekly is here, as always, to ease you into the weekend with a soothing session of mobile-tech talk (and more than a few off-color jokes). Send feedback, questions, and requests to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Google Plus to stay apprised of the latest episodes. Tell your friends about the show so we don't have to do a telethon to stay on the air. Join our forums to offer topic suggestions and more. And thanks for listening!Pocketnow Weekly Episode 078 Recording Date01/10/2014 HostsMichael FisherJaime RiveraTaylor Martin Podcast Rundown Announcements (00:02:46)You've nominated us for a Stitcher Award; now we need your votes to win! Wearables (00:10:43)Pebble announces new Pebble SteelPebble Steel hands-on (Video)Pebble Steel apps: hands-on (Video)LG Lifeband Touch hands-on (Video) Samsung (00:33:52)Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 vs Galaxy Note 10.1 (Video)Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 8.4 vs iPad mini vs Nexus 7 (Video)Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 hands-on (Video) Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 8.4, 10.1, 12.2 hands-on (Video)Sony (00:45:15)Sony Xperia Z1 Compact: hands-on (Video)Sony Xperia Z1S: hands-on (Video)ZTE (00:53:03)ZTE Nubia 5s: hands-on (Video)ZTE Grand S II: hands-on (Video)ZTE Iconic Phablet: hands-on (Video)Huawei (01:00:12)Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G Hands-on (Video)Listener Mail (01:08:54)We answer questions from Twitter users @DeathMetalMods, @AH_Mark, and @posamkata; a query from Facebook user Xander Weston; and listener mail from Martin Coutts, Rytis Vitėnas, and Imran Ahmad! •Thanks for listening, everyone!Tune in next week for more!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 43mins

11 Jan 2014

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Use the Apple Card to buy the Huawei P30? | #PNWeekly 351

Apple's event was... interesting, to say the least. Did Hollywood come out in enough force to help their streaming service get enough attention? Not to be overshadowed, Huawei announced their latest flagship smartphone, the P30 and P30 Pro - but it did not come alone as many exciting accessories were launched right along side it.It’s all ahead on the Pocketnow Weekly!Watch our YouTube companion video or check out the high-quality audio version right here or through Apple, Google, Spotify, our RSS and wherever you get your podcasts. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly and shoot feedback to the hosts at podcast@pocketnow.com!Produced and Hosted byJoshua VergaraGuestsJaime Rivera in the post-show!Thunder E (Booredatwork)The showApple announces News+, a magazine-forward update to their Newsstand and News applicationsApple Arcade looks to bring exclusive games (including indies) to a paid subscription service via the App StoreWould you use the Apple Card?Apple TV+ is announced with the support of many of Hollywood's biggest namesHuawei P30 and P30 Pro official! (Click here for the hands-on video)Smart glasses get a new, big supporter in the form of Huawei x Gentle Monster Music provided by Argofox:Minerva – Bloomhttp://youtu.be/hUVq-aq6aVISee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 6mins

30 Mar 2019

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Huawei Mate X: Late Techs or Latex? ft. Nicole Scott, Adam Conway | #PNWeekly 347

It's the busiest Mobile World Congress we've had in several years! And we've had over two dozen phones from Energizer, the battery maker with a bunny as a mascot, an LG phone that makes you play puppeteer and plenty of jumping between halls at the Fira Gran Via.But of course, we have to talk about another folding phone: the Huawei Mate X. We've got Nicole Scott of Mobile Geeks and Adam Conway on to talk about that and our favorite things from this show on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly.Watch our YouTube companion video recorded at 11am Eastern on Feburary 27 or check out the high-quality audio version right here or through Apple, Google, Spotify, our RSS and wherever you get your podcasts. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly and shoot feedback to the hosts at podcast@pocketnow.com!HostsJoshua VergaraGuestsNicole Scott (Mobile Geeks)Jaime RiveraAdam Conway (XDA-Developers)Executive ProducerJules WangOur favorite things from MWC 2019?Here's our MWC 2019 coverage!Here's our MWC 2019 hands-on playlist!•Music provided by Argofox: Minerva – Bloom youtu.be/hUVq-aq6aVISee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 4mins

1 Mar 2019

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Pocketnow Weekly 302: Net neutrality isn't exactly dead yet...

The Trump administration, for all its worth, has slammed its tentacles into our mobile technology conversations in several ways over the past year and change. From net neutrality to investigations into carriers and tech manufacturers, we've got our plates full.Sprint and T-Mobile are coming together (again), the iPhone SE 2 has its 17 seconds of fame and Apple is getting its Shazam jinxed. All that and your letters to us on the Pocketnow Weekly!Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 3:00pm Eastern on April 27 or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air at the end of the month!Recording DateApril 27, 2018HostsJuan Carlos BagnellJules Wang NewsHuawei: Department of Justice looking at sanction violationsMoto G: 70 million sales so far, will G6 help get it to 100 million?iPhone SE 2: Here's an interesting video for you...Sprint and T-Mobile: Yes, it happened. More next week.Xiaomi: The 5 percent limitApple and Shazam: EU's antitrust doubtsNet neutrality: Is it dead? Is it dead now? Is it dead yet?Windows 10 Mobile: Premature depletionMailbag$799 Macbook: Wasim looks at the prospects of a cheaper notebookOPPO F7: Amiel says you don't need a 25-megapixel selfie (The Verge opinion)•See you soon!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 33mins

1 May 2018

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Pocketnow Weekly 311: Excessive Galaxy S10 vs. excessive LG V40

Five cameras on the LG V40? Three phones with up to three cameras on the Galaxy S10? Has progress in the mobile technology industry just become a very simple numbers game? We don't have any idea what to look forward to anymore as we head into the fall with the two chaebols, but we'll talk it out.Plus, Apple is flittering like a butterfly over its MacBook keyboards and hey, can someone in IT check out what's wrong with ASUS's website here? Thanks. All that and more on the Pocketnow Weekly!Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 12:00pm Eastern on June 29th or check out the high-quality audio version right here. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly! You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air at the end of the month!Recording DateJune 29, 2018HostJules WangGuestsAnton D. NagyGiveawayEnter for a chance to win an HP Envy x2, one of the first Always Connected PCs, by July 4!NewsGalaxy S10: Are three phones (with up to three cameras) too many?LG V40: Are five cameras too many? What's the strategy here?MacBooks: Can't Apple say sorry about its crappy "Butterfly" keys?Apple v. Samsung: It's over (for real), but who still cares?Pixel 3 (XL): Go with or without the notch?Xperia XZ2 Premium: Really? It costs that much?OnePlus in the US: Does Pete Lau have realistic goals?OOPS: Can someone at ASUS update the page for the ZenFone 5z?•See you soon!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 11mins

3 Jul 2018

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Pocketnow Weekly 300: Unsinkable Apple, fallible Android

Apple won't pay any respect to third-party repair shops, won't pay Korean carriers to market its iPhones and can't pay to get any ground in the smart speaker race. Meanwhile, Android phone manufacturers can't pay for respect after the security patch trashing they got this week.All this plus Spotify's car player, another chance at a Sprint and T-Mobile merger and a whole lot more on our 300th episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast!Watch the YouTube live broadcast from 3:30pm Eastern on April 13 or check out the high-quality audio version right here. You can shoot your listener emails to podcast@pocketnow.com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air next week!Recording DateApril 13, 2018HostsJuan Carlos BagnellJules WangJaime RiveraNewsiPhone displays: Another iOS update breaks third-party displaysiPhone marketing: Korean carriers complain about costsHomePod: Amazon and Google eating Apple's dinnerSpotify: What good is an Alexa-powered Car Player?LG V35 ThinQ: What's coming in the fall?Sprint and T-Mobile: This again?Android: OEMs doing a patchy job on security patchesXiaomi and GoPro: Action camera consolidation expectedPixel 2 ft. John Legend: It's "A Good Night" for GoogleSpectacles: Snap's hardware agent 002 •See you soon!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 33mins

17 Apr 2018

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Pocketnow Weekly 318: iPhone X + Huawei P20 = Motorola P30

The Motorola P30 is pretty much the iPhone X. Design-wise, it just is. Okay, perhaps we should really talk more about this because it's more than just a look-alike.But before that, a stringy thought thread about the Galaxy Note 9 and some Crazy Rich Asians make our day. We also notch another bit of chat on the Pixel 3 XL's devastating notch (get in line) and Alexa's creeping motions to everyone's dorms.Jules is out this week, but the rest of the gang work to make up for it on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!Watch the YouTube video recorded at 1:00pm Eastern on August 17th or check out the high-quality audio version right here. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly and shoot feedback to the hosts at podcast@pocketnow.com!Recording DateAugust 17, 2018HostsJoshua VergaraJaime RiveraBrandon MininanExecutive ProducerJules Wang RundownMotorola P30: You've seen the pictures, so shall we have a fight about the iPhone X?Pixel 3 XL: Again, you've seen the pictures...T-Mobile: Will a Team of (human) Experts get you to switch networks?iOS 12: Who needs Group Facetime anyways?Touch ID: Does Apple even have the will to bring it back?Pocophone F1: Is $300 and a Snapdragon 845 automatically a winning combo?5G all the thingsThis week, we've seen a lot of gun-jumping/shark-jumping/poop-jumping about which smartphone maker will take the cake with the first 5G connection. Will Samsung or LG go first? How about that Moto Z3 and its "upgradeable" position? What's up?And finally..."Alexa, can you get out of my dorm?"•See you soon!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 20mins

19 Aug 2018

Rank #11

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Know when to Galaxy Fold 'em | #PNWeekly 346

This is Unpacked. The Galaxy S10 came out as we all expected and our hands-on experience lived up to every bit of it. The Galaxy S10 5G wasn't there in person, but it was there in spirit. And then there's that Galaxy Fold. Is this the bleeding edge of mobile technology? And if so, do we want to get everyone on it?Join Josh and Jaime after they've flown from San Francisco to Barcelona to talk all things Samsung this week! It’s all ahead on the Pocketnow Weekly!Watch our YouTube companion video recorded at 11am Eastern on Feburary 22 or check out the high-quality audio version right here or through Apple, Google, Spotify, our RSS and wherever you get your podcasts. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly and shoot feedback to the hosts at podcast@pocketnow.com!HostsJoshua VergaraGuestsJaime RiveraExecutive ProducerJules WangComplete Unpacked CoverageThe basic devices: Galaxy S10e, S10/S10+Here's more on the Galaxy S10 5GAnd then there's the Galaxy FoldRetail availability here and hereGalaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Fit, Galaxy BudsRemapping the Bixby button! And it's coming to older phones...Our hands-on video!•Music provided by Argofox:Minerva – Bloomyoutu.be/hUVq-aq6aVISee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

54mins

23 Feb 2019

Rank #12

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Apple rots | #PNWeekly 339

There must be a sense of defeat permeating through Cupertino this week, nevermind this season. Even as we've seen the headwinds blow against Apple, it didn't seem possible that this corporation on a rocket to the moon could be stopped from constant growth. Well, perhaps it needs a break this winter. Or maybe it'll break down? Is this losing quarter just a sign of that the innovation engine is sputtering at the spaceship?We take on that discussion plus a tonnage of leaks from Nokia, Xiaomi, Samsung and the best and worst trends to happen to a smartphone in 2019! Isa Rodruiguez of GadgetMatch joins us for this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly!Watch the YouTube video posted at 2:00pm Eastern on January 4th or check out the high-quality audio version right here or through Apple, Google, Spotify, our RSS and wherever you get your podcasts. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly and shoot feedback to the hosts at podcast@pocketnow.com!HostJoshua VergaraGuestsIsa Rodruiguez (GadgetMatch)Mario SerraferroExecutive ProducerJules WangThe showApple's despair: It's gonna make less money than it did last year! Why?AirPower: Powerless and now adrift...Xiaomi: How should we fold our phones? Like a letter?Moto Z4 Play: Is this the Motorola phone everyone will be clamoring for?Nokia 9 PureView: A pure view at a winner for HMD?FCC shutdown: Could new phones get delayed from certification?Project Soli: Back in the air5G flop: What are these speeds?The Trend RankerFrom 5G to sliding foldables, million-camera phones to pinhole cameras on displays, we're ranking our favorite and most hated smartphone trends of 2019.•Music provided by Argofox:Minerva - Bloomyoutu.be/hUVq-aq6aVISee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 13mins

5 Jan 2019

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Pocketnow Weekly 191: LG G5 release date, slow Galaxy S7 pre-sales, and Huawei's first Leica phone

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 hard at work covering news stories and prepping for the next generation of phone reviews. We recently started a new series of videos delving deeper into tech explanations 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 191 of the Pocketnow Weekly!Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on March 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 podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air!Pocketnow Weekly 191 Recording DateMarch 10, 2016 HostsJuan BagnellStephen Schenck ProducerJules Wang Podcast Rundown  SponsorToday'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 BansIt’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! News 6:43,Hurray for the riff raff on our Instagram Beta video!12:18,Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge impress us but do different cameras matter?20:57,Will the next iPhone have a larger screen in the same size shell?27:06,We finally know when the LG G5 will start shipping! (and sorta in the US!)29:26,Huawei's first Leica branded phone will (likely) be announced in April35:25,Android N preview kicks off Beta Program! What's it going to be called?44:00,Why was Samsung Pay removed from Verizon Galaxy S7s? 47:53,Samsung S7 pre-sales lower than the S6 (or are they?) as Apple calls for lowered expectations58:08,Will detachable screen PCs kill the tablet? Listener Mail(01:10:41)Listener questions this week from Dylan, Aryan, and Svizac.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 28mins

11 Mar 2016

Rank #14

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Behind the CES Scenes | #PNWeekly 340

CES 2019 has come to an end and we have had fun bringing you our news and editorial coverage at Pocketnow. But it's not just strictly about the devices that make our mobile lives go. Join Joshua Vergara, Jaime Rivera, Isa Rodriguez, Mishaal Rahman, your host for this week, Jules Wang, and a gang of awesome colleagues for an exciting travelogue on the experience that is the Consumer Electronics Show!Keep an eye out for our YouTube companion video coming soon or check out the high-quality audio version right here or through Apple, Google, Spotify, our RSS and wherever you get your podcasts. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly and shoot feedback to the hosts at podcast@pocketnow.com!HostJoshua VergaraJaime RiveraGuestsIsa Rodruiguez (Her GadgetMatch)Daniel Sin (Booredatwork)Mishaal Rahman (XDA-Developers)Enrique Villacrez (GSMArena)Nick Gray (Phandroid)Enobong Etteh (Booredatwork)Adam Doud (Android Authority)Juan Carlos Bagnell (Newegg Now)Damir Franc (The Nitpicker)Myriam Joire (Mobile Tech Podcast)Nicole Scott (Mobilegeeks)Theo Joire (Mobile Tech Podcast)Michael Josh Villanueva (GadgetMatch)Executive ProducerJules Wang•Music provided by Argofox:Minerva - Bloomyoutu.be/hUVq-aq6aVISee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 22mins

12 Jan 2019

Rank #15

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Are the Airpods Pro the best?

Apple silently put out a new version of the Airpods this week -- which might be appropriate because the Airpods Pro have ANC (active noise cancellation). And you know what -- it's really not that bad! JV gets together with audio expert Thunder E and they talk not only about the Airpods Pro but also the massive influx of truly wireless earbuds that are coming out these days. Tune into hear about the Airpods Pro, the Sony WF-1000x M3, the Jaybird Vistas, Game of Thrones, and more!Enjoy a video version of the show in our YouTube version and keep the discussion going by answering our question in the comments section! We encourage you to listen in on the whole conversation below or by tuning in via your favorite podcasting application. We are on Google, Apple, Spotify, PocketCasts, via direct download, and more!Produced and hosted byJoshua VergaraGuestsThunder E (Booredatwork)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

38mins

3 Nov 2019

Rank #16

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What we REALLY think about Snapdragon 865 (with MrMobile and SuperSaf)

Michael Fisher (MrMobile) returns and SuperSaf joins the podcast for a conversational episode regarding the new Qualcomm announcements at their Tech Summit! We talk about the Surface Pro X with an excited Jaime and then get into the greater discussion regarding Snapdragon 865/765/765G. Near the end, Michael shares his experience with 5G across the island of Maui.And finally, JV responds to your comments from last week. Get into the comments section for this week's episode to talk about everything Snapdragon and we will respond some of the top comments next week!Follow our guests and host!SuperSaf TV ---https://www.youtube.com/user/SuperSafTVhttp://twitter.com/supersafhttp://instagram.com/supersafMichael Fisher [MrMobile] ---https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSOpcUkE-is7u7c4AkLgqTwhttp://twitter.com/themrmobilehttp://instagram.com/themrmobileJaime Rivera ---http://twitter.com/jaime_riverahttp://instagram.com/jaimeriveraJoshua Vergara ---http://youtube.com/joshuavergarahttp://twitter.com/jvtechteahttp://instagram.com/jvtechteaSubscribe: http://bit.ly/pocketnowsubhttp://pocketnow.comFollow us:http://flipboard.com/@Pocketnowhttp://facebook.com/pocketnowhttp://twitter.com/pocketnowhttp://instagram.com/pocketnowGraphics provided by: Motionvfx.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 2mins

8 Dec 2019

Rank #17

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Rubin woes, Xiaomi grows, MAKERphone glows | #PNWeekly 329

Xiaomi puts two phones to the fore: one with magnets and without bezels to speak of, another with two copper tubes and all the gaming might one could ask for. Where does that leave the Chinese manufacturer as we head out of 2018?A make-your-own-phone kit has received multiples of its minimum crowdfunding goal on Kickstarter. And while it isn't an Android phone, there are valuable lessons to be had from the MAKERphone.But first, the specter of improper handling of sexual misconduct at Google has reared its ugly head. At the the tip-top end of it is none other than who many consider to be the father of Android: Andy Rubin.We'll process all of these stories together this week on the Pocketnow Weekly.Watch the YouTube video posted at 3:00pm Eastern on October 27th or check out the high-quality audio version right here or through Apple, Google, our RSS and wherever you get your podcasts. Talk back live while you’re watching the show on Twitter with #PNWeekly and shoot feedback to the hosts at podcast@pocketnow.com!HostJoshua VergaraJules WangGuestsTK BayDaniel MarchenaNicole Scott (MobileGeeks)Albert Gajšak (CircuitMess)The showAndy Rubin: Sexual misconduct paid off at GoogleAptoide: Major win for against the Play StoreGalaxy A8s: How long until the pinhole smartphone camera?OnePlus 6T: What does Verizon compatibility mean?Samsung: Whoops! Can't use your iPhone under contract!Mi Mix 3: Thing of beautyBlack Shark Helo: Machinery, services and moreHTC Exodus 1: Why this company seems to be leading for blockchainMAKERphone: Crowdfunding a DIY phone•See you next week!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 32mins

26 Oct 2018

Rank #18

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CES 2020 is already a madhouse.

On the drive to Las Vegas for CES 2020, JV is overly optimistic that he and Jaime Rivera would actually have time to talk about what they're excited at this year's show. Unfortunately, the two were unable to link up for any significant period of time so Josh brings you a tease of what he wants to see on the show floor (and all of the stuff we can't talk about yet). After that, he responds to some of your comments from last week! We'll see you after the CES madness finishes up and bring you our extensive highlights from the show!Subscribe: http://bit.ly/pocketnowsubhttp://pocketnow.comFollow us:http://flipboard.com/@Pocketnowhttp://facebook.com/pocketnowhttp://twitter.com/pocketnowhttp://instagram.com/pocketnowSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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6 Jan 2020

Rank #19

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Would you 'Sign on with Apple?' | #361

We were actually pleasantly surprised at the substantial announcements made at WWDC, both in hardware and software. The beastly Mac Pro (and its insane companion monitor) aside, we got some awesome updates to iOS 13 and the iPad Pro, now a viable secondary display for Macbooks! But no talk was perhaps as impactful as the company taking a stance in data privacy, via a few very particular steps. Joshua Vergara is joined by Brandon Miniman and TK Bay to discuss Apple, Mac, and privacy.It's all ahead on the Pocketnow Weekly!Enjoy the highlights from the show in our YouTube version, found above! We encourage you to listen in on the whole conversation below or by tuning in via your favorite podcasting application. We are on Google, Apple, Spotify, PocketCasts, via direct download, and more! Produced and hosted byJoshua VergaraGuestsBrandon MinimanTK BayThe showWWDC Announcements!Apple, privacy, and some areas in-betweenIntro music by ChillhopOutro music provided by Argofox:Minerva – Bloomyoutu.be/hUVq-aq6aVISee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 2mins

7 Jun 2019

Rank #20