Huawei founder comments amidst tumult on security, US relationship

Ren Zhengfei is weighing in on the troubles his company is going through as governments shun its products as they develop 5G networks.

Panay: Microsoft Surface hardware still going to be relevant

In fact, it’s more than the core of what Microsoft wants to do: to complete user experiences at work and at home. Hardware’s key.
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Qualcomm still positive on Apple relationship

Qualcomm is very insistent that it can get back to an amicable relationship with Apple as a supplier. But can it with mountains of lawsuits stacked?

Tim Cook admits it’s “not cheap to do” an iPhone Xs

It’s a revolutionary device and Apple says that it’s the best in making such a device. Tim Cook says it costs a dollar a day for two years. True, but…

Huawei Mate RS has no notch because Porsche Design director called it “disturbing”

When Porsche Design partners with other companies, it has very exacting standards that its counterparts must adhere to. Huawei had to lose the notch.

John Chen wants to see a $150 BlackBerry Bold 9900 revival

It’d be cheap, do little, but do it well and do it securely. It’d be affordable enough to be a second phone, a work phone. And BlackBerry’s CEO wants it bad.

John Legend’s latest music video shot entirely with Pixel 2

Google talked with John Legend about the making the music video for “A Good Night” using the Pixel 2. Can you tell it was Google conducting this interview?
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Essential Phone 2 will be “improving” on the camera

The design of the first Essential Phone was controversial. The camera’s usefulness was, too. At least we know where the priorities are for next time around.

Tim Cook: nuts and bolts of iPhones are made in America

Chips, glass and TrueDepth cameras are just some of the components in an iPhone and they’re made in the United States, the CEO says.

Why do Sony Xperia phones still exist? “The next paradigm shift.”

CEO Kaz Hirai doesn’t see Sony having a mobile division as much as it is a communications division. And he wants it around for the next thing that isn’t smartphones.

Tim Cook: $999 is “value price” for iPhone X because of EIPs and “discounts”

Whatever the case may be for Apple’s $999 price tag, it does come with a few strings attached from carriers to Face ID. Cook eases it all off with an interview.

Panay: Surface Pro 5? How about “meaningful change” with your “Surface Pro Next”?

And “there’s no such thing as a ‘Pro 5,'” said the Microsoft VP of Devices. So, what do we expect in this “Pro Next”? More than just a Kaby Lake processor.

Smartphone Addiction and Digital Mental Health: Dr. Timothy Fong Interview, UCLA Neuroscience (Video)

We talk to Dr. Timothy Fong, a psychiatrist researching addiction at UCLA, about smartphone addiction, technology research, digital mental health and more.

Redditor dissatisfied that his Google Pixel speaker issue ends in refund

Mark Buckman, a professed “Google evangelist,” has lost some faith in the company after the way he believes the company handled his issue with the Pixel.

Interview: Rehan Asad Assistant VP of Broadband Strategy for AT&T on Gigabit Broadband for LA

AT&T is lighting up gigabit broadband for LA, California. We sat down with Vice President Rehan Asad to talk about the new Gigapower roll out.

Is Samsung Pay on a non-Samsung phone a pipe dream?

Samsung Pay is doing well for itself across Korea. New figures show that…

Hangin’ with Dr. Cooper: an interview with “the father of the cellphone”

He made the first cellular phone call in 1973. Now Dr. Martin Cooper joins us for a look back at the world he made possible – and what’s yet to come.

An app to save your bar: Jon Taffer talks us through BarHQ (Interview)

We sat down with Bar Rescue host Jon Taffer to learn about his new app BarHQ – and to hear about the challenges of going from TV host to app developer.

Pocketnow Weekly 099: Amazon smartphone, iOS 8, & GSM Nation’s CEO on the future of unlocked phones

On this week’s show, we talk Apple’s latest OS, the fabled Amazon smartphone, and the future of unlocked phone sales with GSM Nation’s Ahmed Khattak!

Art on an iPhone: the unbelievable mobile photography of Sarah Jarrett

Looking through Sarah Jarrett’s gallery, it’s hard to believe her main medium is an iPhone. In this interview, Sarah shares her mobile photography secrets.
Image credit, left to right: John Gamble; Clay Butch Benskin; Helen Breznik

Mobile photography as art: an interview with the MPA’s Daniel Berman

Daniel Berman, creator of the Mobile Photography Awards, lives in a world where smartphone photos sit alongside Warhols and Lichtensteins.

Carl Pei on the OnePlus One: we could not have done any better for this first device

We discuss the “Flagship killer” OnePlus One, its creation and the vision behind it with Carl Pei, the company’s director.

“We know we have made a difference”: Phonebloks on the future of the modular smartphone (Interview)

We sat down with Phonebloks to learn about the challenges involved in creating a modular smartphone and the company’s vision for the future.

Pocketnow Weekly 086: @evleaks

He’s the world’s most notorious leaker – and on this week’s show, he sits down for an interview. @evleaks joins us for the Pocketnow Weekly; you should too.

The Waze of public transportation? Interview with Moovit’s Product VP

We sat down with Yovav Meydad to learn about the ups and downs of building Moovit, an app that aims to crowdsource your morning commute.