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    The new color-screened Pebble Time has landed, and we've been spending the last few weeks covering the smartwatch's arrival. The original Pebble (and Pebble Steel) already offered users a lot of customization options with the help of alternate watchfaces, and the debut of the color display with this generation only ...

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    It seems like Apple's vow of secrecy to keep its products hidden before launch date gets sloppier by the minute. It does make sense though, as Cupertino needs to keep building anticipation for its next-generation iPhone one way or another. So far most of the recent rumors paint the Apple will repeat its iPhone design ...

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    Innovate. Catch up. Innovate. Catch up. Google. Apple. Apple. Google. Rinse and repeat. There are definitely reasons why Android has the world on its platform and why iOS is the only feasible contender in the US. That's for another article. Meantime, Windows has been struggling, struggling and struggling with the slow ...

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  • Windows
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    The coming arrival of Windows 10 is a force of change across Microsoft's ecosystem, and beyond introducing the latest incarnation of the company's operating systems, it's leading to shifts in the other software and services Microsoft provides. Earlier this year, Microsoft shared word of one such change in the pipeline, ...

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  • Android / iOS
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    The evolution of Instagram over the years has seen the photo-sharing service come to new platforms, pick up video support, and all the while apply filter after filter to millions upon millions of photos. And so far, all those photos that have passed through Instagram have shared some things in common: they're all ...

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    As fun as it can be to marginalize and criticize them, smartwatches are magical pieces of technology. From something as mainstream as an Apple Watch to something as fringe as a Cogito Classic, today’s wristborne wearables are modern miracles of miniaturized intelligence. As I say at the top of every ...

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  • Android
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    Over the last month or two we've been spotting evidence for upcoming Motorola smartphones on multiple fronts: new Moto X, new Moto G, and maybe even some new Droid family members for Verizon. And while we don't yet have the full picture on what Motorola plans to release as we push further into Q3, a new FCC filing ...

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  • Android
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    Three weeks from today, OnePlus will launch the OnePlus 2, the company's second smartphone, and its new flagship to replace last year's inaugural OnePlus One. For weeks now the manufacturer's been teasing various details about the phone's build, confirming a number of hardware components. But beyond talking about the ...

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  • Multi-Platform
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    Editor's note: In the gulf between iPhone releases and in the run-up to the next Windows Phone resurrection, the ratio of Android to non-Android phones in our review inventory continues to rise. As a result, this piece is written from a predominantly Android-centric perspective. Everybody wants awesome smartphone ...

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  • Android
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    It hasn't been too hard to see that HTC is entering another rough patch. Given the company's sagging stock performance, at least, we've known to expect bad news, and while that may not be something so severe as to lead to the outright sale of HTC, tensions have been understandably high. Today HTC starts offering some ...

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  • Windows
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    It's in vogue these days to complain about the horrible user interface direction that Microsoft has turned to in their Windows 10 Mobile preview and its associated apps. Most of the clever and beautiful design innovations Microsoft brought forth with Windows Phone 7 and 8 are getting thrown out. Maybe the "Metro" design ...

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  • Android
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    At this point, we're probably not even two months away from the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, with all signs pointing to the phablet's launch at IFA 2015 in Berlin. And while having the handset's arrival that close over the horizon means that we've been hearing plenty of rumors about it, the leaks have been a ...

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  • Android
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    As efforts like After The Buzz, the Pocketnow U-Review, and Empty Nest demonstrate, we’re constantly searching for fresh ways to review mobile technology. The newest product of those efforts is Pocketnow’s “Review Rebuttal” series, in which a member of our team is assigned to test a smartphone or tablet that’s ...

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  • Android / iOS
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    Nearly three years ago, Apple released its Maps app. Prior to September of 2012, Google Maps was shipped on every iPhone. But with Google beginning to amp up its own mobile platform efforts at the time, it was clear time that a break had to happen between the two tech behemoths. No competition has its players hold their ...

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  • Android
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    There’s a very interesting trend happening lately of very thin smartphones, high end design, lower than flagship price points, and a Snapdragon 615 processor under the hood. Last year’s Oppo R5 was one of the first, and this year’s Oppo R7 takes the trend a step further. Join us for our first impressions of the ...

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    OEMs are trying to find their place in this landscape. Some are more successful at this than others. But the one thing that many of these OEMs have in common is the fact that they’re all looking for that one magic bullet. That one thing that really sets them apart from others. Sometimes it’s building materials. ...

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  • Android
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    You could be forgiven for getting a little sick of hearing about Samsung's new Galaxy S6 Active. By the time this piece hits the feeds, Samsung's rugged superphone will have gotten unboxed, drop-tested, compared with its lighter-weight Galaxy S6 sibling and given the full review treatment. We tend to cover smartphones ...

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    Pocketnow Daily gets an average of 300 to 500 comments a day, and sometimes even a thousand. We’d like to thank you all for participating in our question of the day, and we love your feedback so much, that we decided that since we can’t respond to ever single one of your comments, we should at least feature a ...

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  • Android
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    From cruise control to do-it-yourself, the amount of control users can have over Android Back in late 2013, we covered an extensive range of Android launchers for the different people who might have wanted something a little different from their phone's native skin. Hell, even before then, we were all up in Launcher ...

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  • Android
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    It was very early this year that we caught a glimpse of Android Lollipop running on the LG G2, the company's 2013 flagship. Since then, LG did a good job in officially bringing Android 5.0 to the two-year old device (in some cases, even earlier than its -- back then, before the G4 -- flagship, the G3) but apparently ...

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  • Android
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    The Sony Xperia Z3+ is available internationally since the end of last month -- we're currently testing the device, with our full review coming next week -- but sadly there are not plans for the device to officially reach the US. Instead, a beefed up version will soon land on Verizon's line-up with the Xperia Z4v, a ...

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  • Android
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    Update: Nate Hoffelder of Ink, Bits & Pixels recently ran a statement from Yota CEO Vlad Martyanov debunking the below story. We'll clarify if and when we receive comment from Yota.   Original Story: YotaPhone is the Russian company known for its dual-screen smartphones; its most recent model, the YotaPhone 2, ...

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  • Multi-Platform
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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about a possible surprise from T-Mobile coming next week that could have something to do with Apple Music. Then we talk about the OnePlus 2 and how it might gain a metallic chassis. BlackBerry is next as we get renders of a BlackBerry Passport and the Venice running Android. ...

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  • Android / BlackBerry
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    This morning, as we prepared for what turned out to be a pretty solid installment of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, a leaked image hit our feeds that suddenly sent us scrambling to update the rundown. It was the press render seen above, featuring a dramatic view of a sleek new BlackBerry handset with front-firing ...

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  • iOS
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    We just told you about a new rumor concerning Apple's plans for a 12.9-inch iPad “Pro,” looking at a recent trademark application and explaining why it wasn't quite the evidence for an OS-X-powered iPad as some were making it out to be. But that doesn't mean that work on a larger iPad isn't happening, and the idea ...

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