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    Deeming the US this ultimate indicator of brand recognition and even product quality remains a common misconception among tech consumers worldwide, many of which believe Americans put impartial device functionality and productivity above affordability when making an informed buying decision. But while iPhones and ...

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    Just five short months after the formal introduction of the massive Xperia C5 Ultra selfie powerhouse, Sony was already speculated to be working on a slightly smaller sequel. Renders ensued, showing an oddly asymmetrical design with a huge chin and virtually no vertical screen bezels in tow, but then a purported C6 ...

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    Considering a career as a pro web developer? Then you’ll want to start off on the right foot with a lifetime subscription to OSTraining Developer Courses, 96 percent off for readers of Pocketnow. OSTraining offers all the knowledge required to make professional looking webpages - No experience necessary! Your ...

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    Well, this is quite an unusual turn of events. Typically, it’s device manufacturers like HTC and LG that are accused of finding inspiration in Samsung or Apple designs, names and marketing tactics, although the allegations often have little factual or historic support. Today, Samsung comes under fire for purportedly ...

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    All of us are born with certain "natural rights" - rights which are are not dependent on the laws, customs, or beliefs of any particular culture or government, and are therefore universal and inalienable. Among those are the right to privacy, of which I'm an advocate. Since the world's governments aren't doing a very ...

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    With all its R&D, advertising and distribution resources invested in the Gear S2 smartwatch of late, Samsung disregarded the thriving low-cost fitness tracker market for a little too long, leaving Fitbit and Xiaomi to share worldwide domination, while Garmin and Jawbone battle for scraps. Then there’s also ...

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    Disregarding promises made a while ago, and turning a deaf ear to widespread online dissent, Microsoft cleared the air regarding Windows 10 Mobile updates for devices launched on WP 8.1, stating its far too short list of eligible models was final. But is it really? No, there’s still no software makeover hope for ...

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    However Apple might try to spin the numbers, focusing on profits and margins rather than actual sales, there’s no denying Fitbit continues to reign over the fledgling, slowly growing wearable market with an increasingly diverse portfolio of largely budget-conscious fitness products. Unfortunately, the year-opening ...

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    With Mother’s Day literally around the corner now, and T-Mobile the only major electronics retailer eager to close a few mutually beneficial deals, it might feel like you’re running out of time to find that perfect, hip, affordable gift. But Best Buy comes to the rescue of at least Apple devotees in the eleventh ...

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    While Xiaomi is unlikely to be able to properly release the Mi Band 2 fitness tracker very soon, which may also push back the long overdue Mi Watch, we still expect the OEM to take the Beijing stage on Tuesday to at least fully unveil its latest ultra-low-cost wearable piece, as well as the Mi Max phablet. This latter ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some new deals with the LG G5 where you can get a dual-SIM unlocked model for a good price. Then we discuss the Garmin Vivomove, as we see the company's new push to fitness trackers. The Samsung Galaxy Note 6 follows as some new spec tips hint to monster specs. Then we ...

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    Sprint lost more than a million prepaid subscribers last year. Despite an overall positive result in subscriber adds, the company needs all the help it can get against T-Mobile and especially MetroPCS — it's been absorbing pretty much all of the prepaid growth in the US market. So, Sprint has pulled back its ...

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    If you happen to be just fine with oldies but goldies (and not updates) and are on T-Mobile, has Samsung got a deal for you. The company's offering a $150 rebate if you purchase any of last year's flagships at T-Mobile. You'll still be paying full price for the Galaxy S6, the Galaxy S6 edge, the Galaxy S6 edge+ and the ...

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    Well, that was pretty fast. Only a couple days after this month's Android security patch was released, we see T-Mobile and Samsung pull strings for a quick turnaround to Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge customers. Software version G930TUVU2APD7 will be making its way through to device from today up through May 13. The ...

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    If you bought your HTC 10 unlocked and direct from the company and were early in on the game, your device probably got shipped today. The company's sending out emails and a tweet to let everyone know that it's begun shipping the phone — compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile cellular bands — out to customers. We've ...

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    The OnePlus 3 has received its China Compulsory Certificate and we've found out that it supports a 5V, 4A charging standard. It does come as an about face for OnePlus, a manufacturer that hasn't embraced Qualcomm's Quick Charging standard in its phones. But be prepared to not be surprised once the dots get connected. ...

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  • Android
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    T-Mobile celebrated May the Fourth by holding the DeATTh Star against AT&T, now Kyocera is celebrating in its own way by announcing that the Un-carrier has picked up its DuraForce XD. As you may recall, the Kyocera DuraForce XD was originally launched on said DeATTh Star and was billed as one tough cookie. Indeed, ...

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    Xiaomi's second nifty and cheap fitness band will have to wait a bit longer before it gets officially released. That's according to Huang Wang, CEO of Xiaomi-associated Huami. Responding to a netizen's question on when and how the Mi Band 2 will be sold, Wang said that mass-production process has been pretty stressful ...

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  • Android / Windows
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    We're in the age of big data breaches and we're used to them. Target, T-Mobile and now, a bunch of email accounts. A Russian hacker was said to have been able to rack up the names and credentials of more than 272 million email accounts and would be willing to give it all away to those wanted them for just 50 roubles. ...

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  • Android / iOS
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    This year's WWDC will come nearly a year after Apple Music launched service. The app had a launch experience that allowed users to tailor their own tastes for Apple's algorithms to conform to in order to ferry over suggestions that those users might like. But while it has been growing in subscribers, it still faces ...

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    Apple's apocalypse/demise/plateau has firmed up enough for the time being to give Samsung the biggest portion of the US smartphone market. At least, it was the case back in March. Counterpoint Research reports that Apple had 23 percent market share, short of Samsung's 28.8 percent. It's the first monthly win for Samsung ...

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  • Android
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    The LG G Stylo has a sequel — and it has a bunch of names to go along with it. LG Stylus 2? LG G Stylo 2? Cricket Wireless says "LG Stylo 2, please" as it prepares to take the phone into its lineup. The LG Stylo 2 is nearly identical to the G Stylo — a mid-range 5.7-inch phablet with with all the (now-deprecated) ...

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    HTC made some significant changes to the BoomSound hardware on the HTC 10. The One M7 introduced us to the joys of front facing stereo speakers on a phone, and the One M8 and M9 continued that design. The 10 shifts things around though. Likely a necessity to include the fingerprint sensor on the front face, we no longer ...

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  • iOS
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    Boost your Mac’s productivity and save hundreds with the Pay What You Want: Spring 2016 Mac Bundle, available at the Pocketnow Deals Store for a limited time. The Pay What You Want: Spring 2016 Mac Bundle includes access to as many as 13 top-rated apps such as Flux 6, AfterShot Pro 2, Owlet, and more. If you were to ...

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    While some might find the modular angle gimmicky, poorly executed or simply insufficiently compelling, there’s no denying the LG G5 is an outstanding slab of silicon. Is it better than the Samsung Galaxy S7 or HTC 10 though? That’s a tricky question many Android power users likely chose to resolve with the help of ...

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