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Keeping up with the 'Lardasses' | Pocketnow Weekly 179

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 Sprint trying to seduce T-Mobile employees; 'Kardashian' vs 'Lardass' on your iPhone; and the smartphone with the yogurt-sounding name. 
All of the above –plus your listener mail– awaits on episode 179 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 1:00pm Eastern on December 18 (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 179
Recording Date
December 18, 2015
Michael Fisher
Stephen Schenck
Jules Wang
Podcast Rundown
Today's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast is made possible by:
Telecommunication Systems TCS
Did you know that with just a few lines of code you can send text messages that include alerts, reminders, order updates, SMS marketing campaigns, and instructions for app downloads? It’s true! With TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.’s Cloud Messaging Center developers can easily integrate text messaging into their own mobile application, backend or website.
As a company, TCS handles up to 670 billion messages per year. That’s an average of 1.8 billion messages per day! Their CMC REST API allows you to send messages for alerts, reminders, and order updates. You can also use it to send SMS marketing campaigns to drive app downloads or to increase user engagement. The REST API allows you to perform messaging functions such as: sending, receiving and scheduling messages, securing delivery receipts, and creating groups and contacts.
TCS offers inter-carrier messaging across all US wireless carriers. The pricing is flexible and based on quantity of messages needed, featuring pay as you go monthly plans. Go to to sign up for the Cloud Messaging Center REST API, and start integrating this messaging solution today!
Last-minute holiday discounts aplenty: Lumia 950 ($50 off), Moto X Pure Edition ($100+ off), Huawei Watch ($50 off), Nexus Phones ($50 off), Pebble Time Round ($50 off)
HTC One X9 shows its stuff
New Moto phone looks ... unlike a Moto phone
Yu Yutopia has sweet specs to go with its stupid name
Android 6.1 Marshmallow to come in June with split screen
Only two Sony Xperias coming in 2016?
Is Google dropping SMS support in Hangouts?
"Lardass" autocorrects to Kardashian; let's LoL about it
Sprint tries poaching T-Mo employees
Listener Mail
E-mailed submissions from Linus, Robert and Rangga 

See you at 1:00p ET!
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