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 speculation about hot devices like the Galaxy S 5 and the rumored Apple phablet, to questions about jailbreaking iOS 7 and why the modern BlackBerry OS isn’t an Android skin. It’s all topped off with a marathon barrage of questions about what the behind-the-scenes action is like at the Pocketnow offices, and all of it is fleshed out by even more than the usual truckload of banter among our three regular hosts.

The resulting product is over 2 hours long, so to all of you who’ve been asking for a longer Pocketnow Weekly: you’re welcome! But more importantly, thanks for the excellent listener mail, and for an outstanding year of devoted listenership. You folks are the best.

Send feedback, questions, and requests to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com. Follow us on TwitterFacebookInstagram, 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, again, thanks for listening – we’ll see you in 2014!

Pocketnow Weekly Episode 076

 

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Recording Date

12/27/2013

 

Hosts

Michael Fisher

Taylor Martin

Stephen Schenck

 

Podcast Rundown

 

Announcements (00:02:44)

Changes at Pocketnow

 

Listener Mail (00:16:33)

Steven Faust on cursing and Pocketnow After Dark

James Lanik on Sony CyberShot cameras

DeathMetalMods on cross-platform messaging apps

William Li on Android 5.0

Matthew Miller on iOS 7 jailbreaking

Alex Dean on the reasons for the continued Windows Phone’s app gap

Bee Kay on our favorite smartphones of 2013

Anthony Nardiello’s good news

John Vincent Delos Santos on why BlackBerry isn’t an Android skin

Robert Hansen on the Galaxy S 5 building materials

Alastair Shaw asks about everything under the sun

Ankit V on the possibility of an Apple phablet

Junaid Naseer on how to do what we do

Muhammad Asri Sahalan closes the show with an epic list of awesome questions, bringing us to inbox zero! 

 

Get to know us

Due to the truckload of behind-the-scenes info on this podcast, we thought it best to remind everyone that full biographies of most Pocketnow team members are available right here on the site at Curriculum Vitae.

Thanks for listening, everyone!

Tune in next year for more!

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