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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we discuss Best Buy's latest deal where you get a free TV if you buy any Samsung flagship on certain US carriers. Microsoft follows as we learn the reasons why the "Hey Cortana" hotword recently got disabled. LG is next as we get more information on when we can expect the Nuclun 2 processor to reach its smartphone flagships. Then it's all about Apple as we learn of the company's possible plans with high-quality audio through the lightning port. We end today's show talking about a recent iPhone 7 concept we discovered, and how it might paint a pretty future. ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we discuss Best Buy's recent deals for the Google Nexus 6P. Then we discuss the rumors on the Huawei Mate 8, and when to expect it, in addition to rumors on the Huawei P9. Samsung is next as we learn of possible dates and features of the Galaxy S7. Then we discuss the future of smartwatches and fitness trackers when it comes to market domination. We end today's show talking about the next big thing for smartphones when it comes to added features like 3D Touch. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Best Buy picks up Nexus 6P at last, already sells it ...

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    Pocketnow Daily gets an average of 300 to 500 comments a day, and sometimes even a thousand. We’d like to thank you all for participating in our question of the day, and we love your feedback so much, that we decided that since we can’t respond to ever single one of your comments, we should at least feature a couple in a weekly video. This is the Pocketnow Daily Recap. Since we only have 3 minutes on every Daily video to go through the hottest news, the weekly recap will serve as a more extensive discussion where we also include your thoughts on the subject. Sadly, for the sake of ...

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    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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    Update: Who doesn't like some high-energy Peter Frampton and a touch of EXID to start a podcast, right? See you Wednesday! Some weeks, even listening to K-pop while prepping the rundown can't make the work go fast enough. As 2015 races to a close we've still got tons of work to do outside podcast-land, like finishing up our Pixel C and Lumia 950XL reviews and leaving the office in time to go see The Force Awakens. So you'll forgive us if we're a little pressed for time today. But not to worry: we're still gonna cover all the critical stuff from the world of mobile technology, like ...

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    The Google Pixel C is a funny little device. Running stock Android Marshmallow, but with a Chromebook’s branding and design, with an expensive accessory a must-buy if you want to get the most of it, it won’t be on everyone’s shopping list this holiday season. And that's before you consider all the rough reviews it's gotten from other publications already. Given that less-than-stellar debut, you might expect our first impression of the Google Pixel C to be equally underwhelming. But 24 hours in, we’re actually quite captivated by this little contradiction of a machine. With its ...

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    It’s taken us a little while to get a hold of one, but thanks to the good people at Clove we finally get to test Windows 10 Mobile on something a little roomier: the Lumia 950 XL. Pay them a visit at clove.co.uk if you want one of these for your own collection, but first join us for a first impressions pass as we take a look at the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL!  The first thing to note about the 950 XL is that while it's bigger than the 950, it doesn’t feel that much bigger. That’s an automatic win for the XL, because it’s bringing a bigger battery, better processor and a half-inch ...

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    You’d be shocked at the amount of requests we get every day of people asking us to recommend a good wearable for fitness. Surely this is the era of smartwatches and fitness trackers, but not all of these products are good enough to address the needs of people who take fitness seriously. As a result, just like we review smartphones and smartwatches, we decided to create a separate segment that only focuses on the fitness capabilities of wearables. This is Pocketnow Fitness. By now Fitbit has reached so much popularity in the fitness tracking business, that almost all of your comments last ...

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    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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    Update: BB-8 is overr8'd. See you next week! An Android tablet that doesn't quite belong. HTC news on both sides of the good/bad divide. An ugly-as-sin Apple accessory. And a Droid Turbo 2 that looks like Star Wars' own BB-8! Where are you going to find talk like this anywhere else on the internet? If you answered "anywhere I look," you're right indeed ... but you ended up here so welcome to the party. All of the above – plus your listener mail – awaits on episode 178 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 1:30pm Eastern on December 11 (click here for your ...

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    When we reviewed the iPad Pro last month, we did so in a vacuum. Apple's supersized tablet had beaten its accessories to our front door, so we reviewed only the device itself, reasoning that there were some people who would buy it for its built-in attributes alone. While it's a fine product, with a huge screen that makes it especially good for media consumption, the iPad Pro still feels hollow without something more. Fortunately for iPad Pro buyers, "something more" is just $99 away in the form of the Apple Pencil. The supersized stylus packs a built-in battery and Bluetooth radio into its ...

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    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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    Update: Our Lumia 950 review is now up. Go check that out down below and then come back here for the final word on Microsoft's latest mobile flagship. Enjoy the weekend! Microsoft might be getting the last word in our review queue for 2015. But that also means that we'll be getting the last word on it. We've gone through the Continuum experience and have held Windows 10 Mobile with all 10 of our fingers. And by "we," it's not just Michael Fisher. Vernon E.L. Smith of the MS Mobile Show podcast joins us to make light work of the Lumia 950. You'll have your chance to nominate which ...

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    If you've been following the latest on Microsoft's efforts with Windows 10 Mobile, you've probably heard of Windows Continuum. Probably the most headline-grabbing mobile development to come from Microsoft's New York City event back in October, Windows Continuum allows anyone to plug a Windows 10 smartphone into a monitor and keyboard to transform it into an approximation of a desktop computer. Upon giving Continuum a try on our Lumia 950 demo unit last week, we were pretty blown away by its potential. But as we used the feature more and more on the road to our full Lumia 950 review, ...

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    As the holiday season gets closer, we get a ton of questions on Twitter over the best tablet or smartphone to buy. Tablets are a very different breed when compared to smartphones because for once, you don't really need a tablet if you already own a computer and a smartphone, and second, because not all tablets are created equal. Smartphones can generally do the same, but some tablets are great for work and suck for play, and others are great for Play and suck for everything else. At this point OEMs are still struggling to find the right mix when it comes to tablets, which is why you'll ...

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    Buying a wearable these days is not easy. For starters this is one of those markets that has taken for ever to grow out of infancy. As a result we see companies approach the market differently, and bringing a lot of disparity to the offerings that you can choose. Still, we get questions every day on Twitter regarding the best smartwatch for important lifestyle needs like fitness, or simply the usefulness of notifications at a quick glance. The biggest problem is that even with all the offerings out there, you'd be shocked at how few of these products get both of these needs right. The ones ...

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    Update: Happy Black Friday! Listen to our podcast while you're on the floor of your local mall after having shopped 'til you dropped! Here in the US, Thanksgiving is just around the corner – and right after the turkey and tryptophan comes the crazy consumerism. To help you figure out what mobile tech to spend your money on this holiday season (whether it's for yourself or for a lucky family member), we're rounding up all the Black Friday mobile deals we could sift from the internet's tech trove. Then we're raiding Pocketnow's Listener Mail account – because it's almost the end of the ...

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    As the holiday season gets closer, it's right about that time for a smartphone upgrade in the case of most of you. Years ago this was rather easy as there were only a few players doing things right every year. 2015 is a different animal though, with most OEMs doing an amazing job at raising the bar in design quality and overall user experience. We have flagship devices at mid-range prices, and even new categories like the "Premium mid-range" for those that want elegance on a budget. If you're still on the ropes trying to decide which smartphone is right for you, this guide will hopefully ...

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    This is a company that needs no more introductions. OPPO has well established itself as a reliable smartphone manufacturer that has something for everyone, from flagships to mid-rangers, from rotating cameras and faux leatherbacks to aluminum, from ColorOS to the more recent Project Spectrum. If somehow the five-inch R7 was too small for you, and the six-inch R7 Plus was too big, OPPO is giving you more choice with the 5.5-inch R7s. However, it’s not just an in-between phone; while it is positioned between its siblings, it not only borrows the pros from both, but also takes it up a ...

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    Everyone’s said the same thing about Apple's iPad Pro over the past few weeks, and while I'd love to hit you over the head with some new and amazing insights ... I can't. The number-one most noteworthy thing about the iPad Pro is this: it's huge. The iPad Air 2 was the biggest tablet I regularly used up till now – and the iPad Pro positively dwarfs it. You might as well think of it as a computer monitor or a small TV set, rather than a tablet. It's that ponderous. That added size works both for and against the iPad Pro. The huge display is obviously fantastic for media consumption ...

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    Update: The podcast is up! We'll see you Wednesday for our special Thanksgiving Weekly. The first "real" Windows Phone in 20 months landed on our doorstep earlier this week, and we're finally allowed to talk about its crazy Continuum transforming act. While we're sticking close to Windows 10 Mobile for the duration of today's show, we're also making time for the news, from the bizarre cancellation of the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition to the 40-hour BlackBerry Priv giveaway on Good Morning America. All of the above –plus your listener mail– awaits on episode 175 of the Pocketnow ...

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    We've already seen the new Lumia 950 Windows Phone up close, back at Microsoft's New York City launch event. What we haven't seen yet is how well it performs on the big screen. In addition to the Lumia 950 itself Microsoft has bundled a Display Dock and keyboard with our review device. When joined with the HP monitor and Arc Mouse the whole assembly becomes much more than a smartphone: it becomes a very good approximation of a Windows 10 PC. The result is a hands-on video unlike any other. This is just a first impressions pass, of course; the in-depth criticism and analysis will come later ...

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    Color OS is, well, Color OS. Some people hate it, some people like it. Oppo did a good job in listening to customers with its latest version running on the Oppo R7 Plus, which I’ll admit is my favorite Android skin to date, but it hasn’t done that same great job in bringing legacy flagships up to speed. Chances are that if you’re currently using the Oppo Find 7 or Find 7a, you’re still stuck on a version of Color OS that runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. I know, that’s terrible. The good thing is that Oppo is clearly paying attention to customer demand. Instead of pushing another ...

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    When Sony announced the Xperia Z5 Premium, which is indeed the "world's first 4K smartphone", we were not quite sure what to believe, but we were definitely excited. As days and weeks passed, we soon learned (and later, from Sony, officially), that, while this is indeed a 4K screen, the Xperia Z5 Premium isn't a 4K smartphone for most of the time you're using it. Built on its predecessor, the Xperia Z3+ (Xperia Z4), the Xperia Z5 Premium doesn't bring a lot of improvements to the table. Yes, there's that 4K screen and the fingerprint scanner, but, aside from those (and the silver chrome ...

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