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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Samsung Gear Fit 2, and what we should expect from its hardware and launch. Since we started with wearables, the following news are about the new Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 1100. T-Mobile follows with surprising news as it outsold all US carriers for the first time ever. ...

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    With the number of ways you can be tracked everywhere you go, — many of which you actually can't control — if law enforcement are on your case, it used to be that they needed a warrant to get cellular networks to turn over location records. Not so much anymore with a ruling from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of ...

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    New York City. Home of everything, ever. That includes an event from Samsung this week — specifically, this Thursday, June 2. The press invitation the company has sent out tells us to "Go. Move. Explore. Create with Galaxy". The fitness vibe that marketing gives off would tell of something like a Galaxy S7 Active, but ...

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    In the United States, when you talk about smartphones, you usually talk about how much of the rest of the market is affected by Apple's weight. Not the case anymore. In Counterpoint Research's latest Market Monitor report for the first quarter, Cupertino's lead on the other OEMs has been thinning out for the past year. ...

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    A story slowing gaining a bit more exposure on social media, it seems that an intrepid coder has managed to extract the keys from Qualcomm's TrustZone, the system used to lock bootloaders and encrypt devices powered by Qualcomm chipsets. @laginimaineb, the author of the Bits Please blog, recently announced on twitter ...

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    The Amazon Echo uses its Alexa assistant software to help it talk to a whole bunch of things. From the interconnected lights to the interconnected thermostat in your home to the Amazon warehouses, it needs some language to talk about turning them on and off and it needs some range to reach those things. Similarly ...

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    If you're freaked out by the number of ways your activities can be tracked by our almighty digital overlords (and any despot hacker), you may have to start screaming with the addition of another method to Google Maps on Android. Actually, it's just a port-over from the web version of Maps. That feature and a few others ...

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    It's a rare situation, reviewing an app which almost instantly becomes a service we use every day. The developers behind the Dash driving app are on a mission to help people become safer drivers, and to save those people money by being better drivers. This free app connects to your car's computer (through the use of ...

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    There have been rumors floating about in China of an "edgy" Note 6 this season instead of an "edge+" model as Samsung put out last year. Well, it's been a bit since we've talked about this rumor and, lo and behold, rumors have gone ahead and changed the Note 6's name. Cue obligatory "Why six afraid of seven?" jokes ...

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    If you've always wanted to charge your aluminium-bodied iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s, Mophie is finally bringing some contact power to its product portfolio. Its Juice Pack Wireless products range has been extended from cases for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge to those fruity little devices, plus different mounts for your desk or ...

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    You officially will never need an invite from OnePlus to buy its products ever again. Well, if we're talking about the OnePlus X and the OnePlus 2 in the US. To be clear, you can already get both phones from third-party suppliers on Amazon right now, but OnePlus will soon be officially providing the site with its ...

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    For the past several cycles, it has taken two years for Apple to make a numerated iteration in its iPhone series. Those years that we dub "S" years have usually been saved for major shifts in internals and software. But it's the design that catches the eye and with rumors of an all-glass iPhone coming out of Infinite ...

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    Not again, AT&T! What is it with America’s second largest wireless service provider and essential software updates lately? Both the HTC One M9 and M8 got their Marshmallow makeovers on Ma Bell way too late compared to models locked to other networks, the OTA 6.0 rollout for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge was a bona ...

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    Enjoy superior sound quality with the water resistant FRESHeBUDS Bluetooth Earbuds, 71 percent off MSRP for Pocketnow readers. FRESHeBUDS Bluetooth Earbuds offer an unparalleled listening experience compared to other sports earbuds. You can feel safe using them during almost any kind of activity, whether swimming, ...

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    While the vast majority of today’s popular activity trackers highlight the number and precision of their sensors, battery endurance, build quality, water resistance and connectivity as key selling points, you shouldn’t be very surprised if the next wave of low-cost wearables takes a cue from smartphones in engaging ...

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    Leading “Uncarrier”, Death Star conqueror, international roaming champion, cheap streaming facilitator and perennial prankster T-Mobile no longer wants folks traveling stateside for brief stints to have to jump through Sprint’s hoops to enjoy wireless service. Or try hopelessly to decipher a “wall of plans” at ...

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    Sony’s long-struggling mobile arm and US carriers have never been particularly close, and it’s hard to tell if that’s because Xperia phones aren’t popular enough stateside, or if perhaps they failed to catch on all this time precisely due to Sprint and AT&T’s indifference, as well as T-Mobile and ...

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    I was one of the people who stood in line during a snowstorm in New York to get the original Surface Pro went it went on sale February 9, 2013. I quickly started criticizing its lack of proper Wacom WinTAB drivers that would enable pressure sensitive stylus use in professional graphics programs like Photoshop and ...

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    As part of Lenovo’s ongoing restructuring and reorganization efforts, the ZUK sub-brand is deemed the company’s salvation in China, where Vibes and Lemons have recently lost steam and the Motorola name means a lot less than it does stateside. But of course, you can’t cater to a predominantly budget-conscious ...

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    Given the company’s willingness to reveal precious inside information on the OnePlus 3 ahead of time, we must admit we were surprised to see so many conflicting tipster-based reports regarding screen size and resolution, battery capacity or RAM configurations. But as we near D-day, pretty much all our lingering ...

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    After sending a number of mixed messages regarding the future of its post-Z Xperia smartphone family, and fumbling with the E5 announcement last week, Sony decided to finally lay all the entry-level specifications out in the open. While far from impressive by low-cost standards in markets like India, these put last ...

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    While it’s certainly (the good kind of) hard to choose an ultra-high-end Android phone from an established brand nowadays, after Samsung, LG and HTC all outdid themselves, it’s arguably even trickier to shop for so-called “affordable flagships” in crowded markets like China or India. The latter just got more ...

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    MediaTek caught a lot of Computex 2016 attendees off guard and made plenty of headlines yesterday with the announcement of its own groundbreaking fast-charging solution for Android smartphones, but if you were expecting Qualcomm to unveil something similarly innovative at the Taipei expo, we’re sorry to disappoint. ...

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    While they say conventional tablets, without the ability to seamlessly morph into something else, are pretty much dead, a handful of hopeful companies continue to see a future for jumbo-sized cost-conscious Androids, particularly 7 and 8-inchers. A future very similar to the present, unfortunately, at least as far as LG ...

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    Microsoft has been sticking strictly to the five-inch range for its phones lately. Why not go big or go home? Actually, that's not a good question to ask Microsoft right about now ... Well, Spanish manufacturer Funker thinks it can pull it off. It released the W5.5 Pro earlier on and it's transforming the phone's ...

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