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  • by | April 22, 2014 5:55 PM

    Even though rumors continue of Apple building two models of the iPhone 6, a 4.7-inch model and a 5.5-inch model, we continue hearing that Apple won't be able to launch both models at the same time. We've almost lost hope for a 4.7-inch model launching at WWDC in June, and instead we're expecting it to launch for the holiday season. Still, rumors backed the 5.5-inch model to launch sometime by the end of the year as well, at least, until today. It seems that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 phablet might be delayed, and it's hard to predict if that means that we won't see the device launching this ...

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  • by | April 22, 2014 2:30 PM

    Even though the rumors of iOS 7.1.1 were scarce, we did know that the company was already testing it in Apple's campus recently. We're just a few months away from the possible launch of iOS 8 to the public, but many of those that were running iOS 7 still considered it unfinished. Plagued with many bugs, or app compatibility, Apple had to do something to make its customers happy, and it just did. The company has just launched iOS 7.1.1 to the public, and this update focuses mainly on ironing it some issues with its mobile operating system. The bug fixes include improvements to Touch ID, for ...

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  • by | April 21, 2014 11:32 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about now the Microsoft and Nokia acquisition will become Microsoft Mobile next week. Google follows the news as its new Hangouts update now brings some cool SMS integration. Motorola is next as we get rumors of a Moto E, Moto G LTE and even a Moto G Ferrari edition coming soon. HTC and Google follow as we get some additional rumors of an HTC Nexus 8 in the works once again. We end today's show talking about Apple and its probable mobile payments system in the works. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Microsoft completes Nokia Devices and ...

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  • by | April 21, 2014 8:30 PM

    Apple's launch of the iWatch is imminent, though still hard to predict when it comes to specific timing. We've heard tons of rumors regarding what to expect from the products, and we do know that Apple has been hard at work to trademark names like "iWatch" under its portfolio over the last couple of months. Just like Apple dropped the "Apple Computer" name a couple of years ago in order to reflect the fact that it didn't only build computers, the company is also making some changes to what the name "Apple" can provide in the US and abroad. Cupertino is now extending the "Apple" trademark ...

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  • by | April 21, 2014 8:11 PM

    Microsoft's launch of Windows Phone 8.1 has been met with a lot of excitement from the tech industry. Surely it is plagued with bugs, just like every beta should be, but for the most part, developers and users have all acclaimed Microsoft for the improvements included. Obviously not all the bugs have been easy to iron, and there is one specific error that has caused a lot of discontent, and which will apparently be fixed. There is a specific error, which has become quite infamous lately, and it goes by the number 80188309. This error has mainly to do with the fact that the preview of ...

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  • by | April 21, 2014 7:42 PM

    Sony pictures is still on track to build a Steve Jobs biopic in the next coming years. We've heard rumors of "The Social Network's" director David Fincher in-charge of the movie, and Christian Bale playing the leading roll of Steve Jobs, but recent reports claim that Sony wasn't able to land a monetary agreement with Fincher. Obviously the fact that a new director had to be cast for the movie will also bring changes in the actors to be chosen, and those changes seem big. Danny Boyle is now reportedly cast for directing the movie, and these reports also have it that he's already in talks ...

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  • by | April 21, 2014 7:01 PM

    Even though many complain that playing a game on the iPhone's minuscule 4-inch display is cumbersome, that doesn't change the fact that people use the iPhone and iPod Touch for gaming quite often. That said, the fact that you can find almost every iPhone game on Android these days makes it less compelling for users to keep an iPhone just to play a specific batch of games. Apple doesn't seem too happy with that lately, and new reports point to the company's new strategy. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple and even Google are looking into landing some exclusive deals with game ...

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  • by | April 21, 2014 5:09 PM

    Most of us have complained continuously because Apple has been reluctant to adopt standards like NFC in order to comply with the existing trend of mobile payments systems. We have heard of rumors pointing to an iPhone 6 and even the iWatch sporting NFC, but given the lukewarm reception that mobile payments has received, it begs to wonder if Apple is really adopting the technology for payments or not. New rumors point to Apple's current status in this arena, and it seems that Cupertino has finally decided to wake up. Reports have Apple looking to hire some industry executives that'll help ...

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  • by | April 18, 2014 11:59 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's at-home Glass trial program, and how this might push the platform. Apple follows the news as the company is reportedly working with Shazam to add more iOS 8 functionality. HTC is next as it seems the company is planning to bring optical zoom to smartphones in the future. HTC also makes headlines because the company apparently hired a Samsung marketing guru to push the One line-up. We end today's show talking about Google's probable plans to bring us a more affordable Nexus smartphone. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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  • by | April 17, 2014 11:37 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's launch of the Google Camera app for all Android smartphones. HTC follows the news as the company as launched the Dual Lens SDK to developers to support the HTC One M8. Google follows the news as we get leaked details of Android 4.4.3 on the Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition. Apple follows rumors as we get testing details for iOS 7.1.1. We end today's show talking about Samsung's rumored "new form factor" for the Galaxy Note 4. All this and more after the break. Stories: - The new Google Camera app: finally, Android’s stock shooter ...

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  • by | April 17, 2014 4:06 PM

    The popularity of services like Shazam and SoundHound have proven to be quite substantial lately. To even consider it possible for your smartphone to detect a song that's playing on the radio a decade ago was a dream. Today however, we see services like Bing being able to detect songs natively without the need of a third-party app, and it seems Apple wants to follow these footsteps. Bloomberg reports that Apple plans to bring song identification to iOS 8, and apparently the company will use Shazam to get the job done. The report mentions that: "The company is planning to unveil a ...

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  • by | April 17, 2014 3:48 PM

    As the Apple vs. Samsung trial continues, more documents get uncovered that reveal the internal struggle in each company to compete against each other. As much as Apple may boast that it doesn't care about competitors, recent documents reveal that the company is worried about how Samsung and Android are growing. If you thought that Apple was alone, you're mistaken, and we've got more documents today to prove it. Samsung America’s former CEO Dale Sohn took the stand, and in an internal presentation he shared with his team, it was revealed that defeating Apple was the company's primary ...

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  • by | April 17, 2014 3:07 PM

    Ever since the launch of the first-generation iPhone, the relationship between Apple and Yahoo has always been quite close. Yahoo was in-charge of powering the iPhone's first push email service, and we've seen the company power Apple's stock widget, weather, and is also an optional search engine for its mobile Safari browser. Google on the other hand has owned other defaults like maps, and the search engine you find initially, though Yahoo seems to be working on changing that. Reports have Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer already planning on negotiating with Apple for its search engine to become a ...

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  • by | April 17, 2014 2:27 PM

    Apple's launch of the iPhone 5c has been met with some very interesting results. The company has been stuck with millions of units in stores and in factories, and as a countermeasure to this overstock, the company has decided to sell a, dare we say "cheaper", iPhone 5c with just 8GB of storage in certain markets. You'd think that coming from a company like Apple, this was the move it had to make to have these sell, but you won't be surprised at the results. The company has just launched the 8GB iPhone 5c in additional countries, the list including: Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, ...

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  • by | April 17, 2014 12:35 PM

    Even though the trend of "dot-one" updates from companies like Microsoft and Google has been noticeably significant lately, Apple's way of handling these is always a mixed bag. We have seen cases where these updates are significant, but the launch of iOS 7.1 proved to be more a bug-fix update than a feature-packed one. We've heard rumors of Apple preparing itself for the launch of iOS 8 in June, but new rumors reveal some additional updates in-between. Google Analytics is already showing some devices within Apple's campus that are navigating websites on iOS 7.1.1. Sadly there are still no ...

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