Posts tagged with: Pocketnow Weekly
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    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 Martin has finally spent enough time with his suitcase-coddled Lumia Icon to develop some ...

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    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 news, which this week ranges from Galaxy Gear 2 and iPhone 6 speculation to riffing about Android ...

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    Update: Sorry folks! Due to circumstances beyond our control, we need to reschedule this special appearance. Pocketnow Weekly 083 will go under the mic on Thursday as scheduled, but Evan won't be able to join us. We'll still be announcing our Nexus 5 giveaway winner though, so be sure to tune in! • When we started the Pocketnow Weekly podcast back in July of 2012, it bore little resemblance to its current incarnation. There was no handy list of time codes; the music was built on an aggressive electric-guitar riff that now sounds impossibly cheesy; and subtopics like the "thought ...

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    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 just what he's prepared to sacrifice, and why. Before that, though, there's an avalanche of news ...

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    "'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." That's the opening graph of the post that kicked off our audio-only podcast back in July of 2012. Today, 81 episodes of "seat-of-the-pants action" later, we've been lucky enough to amass a following of thousands of loyal listeners each week - listeners who've heeded our call to action in a big way, by voting ...

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    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. The Lenovo Motorola deal, 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 Samsung's rumored fingerprint scanner beginning to take shape; we're starting to catch wind of Nokia's plans ...

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    When we started the Pocketnow Weekly podcast back in July of 2012 (a summer that feels much longer ago than the actual 80-week figure would suggest), it bore little resemblance to its current incarnation. There was no list of handy time codes; the music was built on an aggressive electric-guitar riff that now sounds impossibly cheesy; and subtopics like the "thought thread" and "two-minute debate segment" divided the podcast into rigidly regimented sectors of tech talk. Most importantly, the Weekly back then was headed up by a strictly defined team of Brandon Miniman, Anton D. Nagy, and ...

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     "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 times. That's a pretty dramatic way of saying that we're finally, officially past the post-CES ...

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    [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" cues out loud like the delightful troll he is. That's the kind of stuff you're missing if you skip ...

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    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 ...

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    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 something. On the brighter side, in addition to being bastions of bacteria, trade shows like ...

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    Last month, we called in a favor from the listeners of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast: we asked you to vote for our nomination to the 2013 Stitcher Awards. And like the loyal and dedicated fanbase we knew you to be, you brought us there! On behalf of all those who've worked on the show over the year-plus we've been on the air, from the traditional Pocketnow crew to our occasional special guests, I thank you very much for your votes. As a result of your tireless campaigning, the Weekly stands alongside some truly great contenders in the race for Best Tech Podcast of 2013. It's an honor to be ...

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    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 Weekly. The backed-up emails in our inbox span the full array of tech topics, ranging from ...

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    Update: There are only a few more days left to vote, folks. We're starting to see some progress already (see below), and we thank you for all your efforts so far. Please keep the clicks rolling in, and give a listen to the latest episode of the Weekly, posted just a few minutes ago! You may not know it, but each week thousands of people tune in to hear the vocal stylings of the Pocketnow team as they discuss the happenings in mobile technology. The audio-only Pocketnow Weekly podcast started in the summer of 2012, replacing the defunct PocketCast as the official tech podcast of Pocketnow. ...

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    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 your 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 still plenty here to ping your pong. In this episode we talk headline-grabbing rumors like the Galaxy S 5 and wooden Moto X, yes - but we also spend a lot of time ...

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