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    As Spotify tries to reinvigorate itself, Apple Music is just eating the market share. Craig Federighi, an Apple SVP, and Eddy Cue, the one in charge of Apple Music, both announced on John Gruber's The Talk Show podcast that the streaming music service has 11 million subscribers — 55 percent of Spotify's subscriber ...

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    On the Marshmallow watch once again. This time, it's a race for second. As much as we beat the dead horse about Sprint's recent sprint for software updates with the HTC One M9, One M8 and the LG G4, it's still important to catch where the competition lines up. People in general would rather kick the can on pressing the ...

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    What's so lightweight about this thing? And furthermore, how the heck do LG's model numbers work? Some information on a new, previously unseen LG device has popped up on GFXBench, this one labelled LG-H840. The LG G5 is going by both the H830 and the F700S callsigns in recent leaks. But wrench yourself away from that ...

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    On a day-to-day basis, helping us navigate around the world has got to be one of the most useful tricks our smartphones can pull off, showing us not just how to get from A to B, but also analyzing the best routes available, to say nothing of tapping into public transit options. And being the safe drivers we are, not ...

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    The first DROID Turbo was made by Motorola and carried as a exclusive series by Verizon. It took seven-plus months for the phone to get the upgrade from Android KitKat to Lollipop. The DROID Turbo 2, forged from the same partnership, was released just before November. Take this as a good sign, but not a full stop. ...

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    The next smartphone launch we cover may very well by Microsoft's announcement of the Lumia 650, and while there's no official date just yet, the latest rumors have suggested that the company could go public with the handset as soon as this coming Monday. Already, there's been a solid amount of circumstantial evidence ...

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    Sometime in the last month or two, the idea that Apple's about to announce a new four-inch iPhone passed somewhere from the stuff of rumors to what was starting to feel a lot more like a certainty. And as reports closed in on a possible March announcement for the new hardware, this once-fanciful notion was on the verge ...

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    If you don't believe that smartphones will one day (soon) pack 6GB of system memory, you're just not paying attention. We moved from 2GB, to 3GB, to 4GB in just a few years, and component manufacturers like Samsung have already announced chips ready to give the phones of the future a massive 6GB of RAM. But when will ...

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    Smartphones these days pull down data at lightning-fast speeds thanks to 4G LTE connections, and modern data-hungry apps are all too ready to use as much of that bandwidth as they can get their greedy hands on. We've come a long way from sluggish 2G connections, or even the days when 3G was the norm, but just because ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent deals on eBay, which give you options for either an iPad Pro or a Google Nexus 5X. Then talk about the recent deals that AT&T launched if you buy a new Samsung Galaxy flagship. Qualcomm is next wit its new Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor. The renders of the ...

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    Changes are afoot for how iPhone users will listen to music, and between rumors that the iPhone 7 will ditch the usual analog headphone jack in favor of its Lightning port, or that Apple could introduce wireless “AirPods,” it's really been looking like a big shift is right around the corner. Now a new analyst note ...

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    Fingerprint security can be one of the best ways to keep your smartphone safe, as it both relies on something that's unique to you, the phone's owner, and when it works well, its operation can be nearly seamless. But key to its security is making sure that it only recognizes your fingerprints as authorized – if ...

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    We've been looking forward to Xiaomi's Mi 5 since … well, it feels like the better part of forever, but in reality it's been since last spring. The months since have brought us no shortage of rumors, renders, and whispers about possible launch plans, and now it's finally looking like things are nearly ready to happen. ...

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    The second largest mobile carrier stateside only discriminated between its Samsung and Apple-loving customers for 24 hours, as “new” iPhones now follow the Galaxy S6’s suit in offering huge bundle discounts this Valentine’s Day. For some reason, part two of AT&T’s BOGO (buy one, get one free) promotion is ...

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    The world’s largest social network continues to compete against itself as far as instant messaging services are concerned, with both WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger constantly improved and boosting their popularity edge over Skype, Viber or Google Hangouts. After picking up its own digital assistant, ditching ...

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    Yesterday was a big day for a certain semiconductor company that saw its smartphone chip domination threatened last year through its own fault, but which seems to recover very well and quickly regain its industry trail-blazing reputation. The high-end Snapdragon 820, mid-range SD625, 435 and 425, plus the ...

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    While essentially every new flagship device manufactured by the likes of Samsung, Apple, LG, HTC, Sony or Huawei ups the performance ante compared to its predecessor, high-end smartphone prices have mostly stagnated for several years now. There’s of course a very logical explanation for that, as component and assembly ...

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    Technically, the vast majority of today’s smartwatches and especially so-called fitness bands are focused among others on improving the health of their wearers. But aside from counting steps, tracking workouts, estimating calories burned and monitoring sleep habits (oftentimes rather clumsily), very few can actually ...

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    The Asus ZenFone Zoom is a smartphone built around one specific feature. No. Not the camera. The phone's name is a dead giveaway. This device is built around the zoom on the camera. We're talking niche of a niche, as we've seen camera focused phones before, but few with this kind of optical hardware capability, and none ...

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    Still undecided as to what to gift your significant other on Sunday? Didn’t realize until just now Valentine’s is only two days away? About to have a heart attack looking up jewelry prices and whatnot? Relax, and let Google hook you up with the perfect present. It’s thoughtful, but it doesn’t send too strong of ...

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    Google isn’t ready to throw in the towel just yet in a seemingly losing social network battle against heavyweight champion Facebook, somewhat surprisingly holding the advantage over Twitter in active user numbers and constantly improving the G Plus UI. To be fair, constant might be a bit of an understatement, as at ...

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    If you perhaps thought American and British lawyers were merely trying to score some free publicity with idle threats meant to intimidate Apple into settling Error 53 controversies out of court, a class action complaint registered at the US District Court for the Northern District of California on February 11 proves ...

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    Between the highly anticipated Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, the mysterious Gear 360 VR camera, and the imminent European expansion of Samsung Pay, next Sunday’s Unpacked event is already shaping up to be quite jam-packed (pun intended) with high-profile announcements. Could there still be room for one more product ...

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    Welcome to the HTC One M1-whoops, sorry about that. I think one of our rumors dispels that name. Anyways, what we know about this device, codenamed "Perfume," is that it's ... well, uh... kinda. Y'know. That it's ... the Taiwanese manufacturer's flagship smartphone for the spring of this year. And that's about it. Let's ...

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    It's a day that ends in "y" and Apple just lost a patent suit, so that means it's court time again. Haptics technology company Immersion has filed suit against Apple and both AT&T and AT&T Mobility over what three patents it claims the defendants infringed. U.S. Patent No. 8,619,051 regards "Haptic Feedback ...

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