The gift of the Nexii | Pocketnow Weekly 160

Update (8 Aug, 2:00pm Eastern): “Make them laugh, make them cry, make them wait.” – Charles Dickens

The latter ain’t the case this week. Enjoy.

Sometimes the news comes not in a solid column from a single direction, but as a scattershot shower-spray from every corner of the space. Today’s podcast reflects just such a week in mobile technology, with tech news as far-flung and varied as the menu items on an appetizer mixer from Applebee’s.

All that (plus a larger-than-normal helping of your listener mail) is waiting for your ears on episode 160 of your favorite tech podcast: the Pocketnow Weekly! So twist the toggles and don your goggles, because this show is ready to fly. Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on August 7 (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version the Monday after we broadcast. 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 160



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Recording Date

August 7, 2015



Michael Fisher

Stephen Schenck

Hayato Huseman



Jules Wang


Podcast Rundown








Huawei video leak could be the next Nexus phablet

ASUS ZenFone Max takes battery life seriously

Samsung Gear A tipped to be Unpacked no-show

MotoMaker option preview for Moto X Style/Pure leaks

Nexus 6 prototype shows up with fingerprint scanner that never was

Lumia 950 XL pics offer up-close look at new Windows 10 device


HTC Desire 626 hands-on



HTC eyes cuts in attempt to return to profitability

Apple wants to reinvent voicemail using Siri

Apple Music has reached 55% of Spotify’s subscriber base in a month

iMessage and FaceTime may not be as private as Apple claims


Listener Mail



E-mailed submissions from DeathMetalMods, Grant Power, Paul Stevenson, Casey Dudek, Arif Toker, and Nick Mowen

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Michael Fisher
Michael Fisher has followed the world of mobile technology for over ten years as hobbyist, retailer, and reviewer. A lengthy stint as a Sprint Nextel employee and a long-time devotion to webOS have cemented his love for the underdog platforms of the world. In addition to serving as Pocketnow's Reviews Editor, Michael is a stage, screen, and voice actor, as well as co-founder of a profitable YouTube-based business. He lives in Boston, MA. Read more about Michael Fisher!