Update: Hey, look at you! Getting the podcast from our post. Podcatchers can update their feeds starting at 3am Eastern on Sunday.

Alcatel One Touch might be shipping the new Idol smartphone in Virtual Reality packaging, iPhone error 53 is frustrating users who have had their home buttons repaired, and Tim Cook takes his ball and runs home after people tweet mean things about his Super Bowl photo. Another week of mobile technology news has passed, and we’re going to talk about all of it, on episode 187 of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video broadcast from 2:15pm Eastern on February 3 (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 187


RSS Feed

iTunes Link

XBox Music Link

Direct Download


Recording Date

February 11, 2016



Juan Bagnell

Stephen Schenck

Michael Fisher



Jules Wang


Podcast Rundown


Today’s episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast is made possible by:

Weekly Sponsor

Portable power management is ugly. If you need to push your phone beyond what its internal battery can support, chances are you have an external battery made out of plastic which sits like a lump in your pocket or purse. This is a fine solution from a tech standpoint, but it isn’t the most stylish.

De Rigueur has launched a Kickstarter campaign to change that with a leather sleeve which charges your phone wirelessly. The Connected sleeve is handcrafted in France, out of a high quality leather, and features a 4500 mAh battery and contacts for Qi wireless charging. Simply slide your phone into the sleeve and it will automatically start topping off your phone’s battery. It’s a smart, stylish case to protect your phone, especially if you carry it around in a purse or backpack. And fret not if your phone doesn’t have Qi charging built in, as The Connected Sleeve includes an adapter to keep you juiced.

Visit De Rigueur’s Kickstarter page and help this vision of style and function come to pass: Learn more here.

The Mains

iPhone 6S Plus Review 2016 ATB


Listener Mail



E-mailed submissions from PaulDamon, and Gaj

See you next week!

You May Also Like

Android 11 Developer Preview 2: What’s new?

Google has released the second developer preview of Android 11. Here’s a list of all the notable new features and changes that come with it.
iPad Pro

New Apple iPad Pro: Everything you need to know

The new iPad Pro is available to order starting today on apple.com

OnePlus 8 official renders and specifications leaked yet again

The leaked OnePlus 8 renders show a familiar design and again mention the presence of a 4,300mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging.