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  • by | April 8, 2014 11:54 AM

    As we continue to read more about what to expect for iOS 8, it's clear that if Apple wants to take fitness seriously, an fitness wearable has to be included in the package. We've heard rumors of the company working on its own smartwatch for months now, and Apple's key focus with this device is mainly geared toward the fitness crowd. If you're asking yourself how Apple might plan to differentiate the iWatch from its current competition, rumors point to some unique features to come. One of the most interesting rumors points to the iWatch including a UV light exposure sensor. What this will ...

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  • by | April 8, 2014 11:30 AM

    Even though we're still a couple of months away from Apple's WWDC 2014 event, there's a high level of certainty that we'll see the company's latest version of iOS being announced. It's hard to know if it'll be dubbed iOS 8, as we've seen cases like iOS 4.1 and iOS 4.2, where we never really saw a push beyond the same number during the whole year. Let's just continue calling it iOS 8 until Apple says otherwise at the event, as we have more details on what to expect. Apparently iOS 8 is known as codename "Okemo" inside of Apple's premises. The new set of rumors continue to point to Apple ...

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  • by | April 8, 2014 10:58 AM

    A couple of decades ago, Sony products were Sony products, but today we see a Japanese company that's struggling to make a dent in the smartphone market one more time. While Sony Xperia smartphones have done a decent job in gaining traction in Europe, the same can't be said in the United States lately. We've heard rumors of the company returning to its smartphone roots with Windows Phone, and today more of that continues. Reports have Windows Phone 8.1 GDR updates reaching new devices in July, and what's interesting about this is that apparently some Sony models will be in the mix as well. ...

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  • by | April 7, 2014 11:29 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the demo of Windows Phone in the car that was recently shown at Microsoft's Build conference. Motorola follows as we get rumors of a Moto X+1 in the works as the follow-up to the Moto X. Samsung follows the news as we get new rumors of the Samsung Gear Solo, which is a smartphone/smartwatch in its own way. Google later brings us new rumors of Android TV that might be coming soon. We end today's show talking about how Phil Schiller complains about Apple's own ads lately. All this and more after the break. Stories: - “Windows Phone in the ...

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  • by | April 7, 2014 3:53 PM

    Apple has been famous for making some of the most iconic ads in history. I'm sure most of you remember the 1984 ad that the company ran for the launch of the Mac, which is still regarded as one of the best of all time, and we've seen the company do more with the iPod and iPhone over the years. Still, we've seen Apple worried about how Samsung is denting its image lately, and a new conversation revealed by the Apple vs. Samsung trial shows how disappointed the company is. In an email chain between Phil Schiller and Apple's famous ad agency TBWA/Media Arts Lab. following an article written ...

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  • by | April 7, 2014 3:14 PM

    A lot of us were disappointed with how long it took Microsoft to announce Windows Phone 8.1, and specially because at the moment, we're still months away from its official launch in devices. Still, when you weigh all the changes that Microsoft has brought to the table with this upgrade, it's clear that the company has done the mobile operating system a lot of justice. If you thought that Microsoft was going to end its share of innovation there, you're mistaken, as we get some new rumors that point to the future of Windows Phone. A Reddit user who claims to work in Microsoft for the last 15 ...

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  • by | April 7, 2014 2:24 PM

    Samsung has done some very interesting efforts to push the smartwatch ecosystem forward. The Galaxy Gear hasn't been the best smartwatch in the world, but Samsung did a very decent job in giving us a product that could allow you to use more of your smartphone features on your wrist, without needing to pull your phone out of your pocket. Some of these features even included allowing you to make phone calls through the device's speaker, and it seems Samsung wants to go even further with this concept. We have some new reports that show Samsung working on a device called the Samsung Gear Solo, ...

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  • by | April 7, 2014 1:36 PM

    As we've seen both Apple and Google try new grounds in the automotive business, both companies have shown quite a different approach to the way you should interact with your vehicle. While Apple wants you to extend your iPhone towards it, Google wants you to have Android in your car. Now the odd thing is that Microsoft has pioneered vehicle interaction with services like Ford Sync, and we were wondering why the company hadn't extended its reach and UI towards other vehicles in a unique way, though that question got answered today at its Build Conference. Microsoft has just shown us its new ...

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  • by | April 7, 2014 12:31 PM

    As more drama continues with the Apple vs. Samsung trial, you might remember the news last week of Apple's sales team worried because of the threat that Android was becoming. Obviously those documents were just the beginning, and as the trial continues today, we've come across more documentation relating to the same topic, this time with some visual graphs that reveal how Apple is not taking advantage of the market growth. According to the graphs, the biggest smartphone demand is actually coming from devices with bigger displays at a more affordable price, and Apple acknowledges that it ...

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  • by | April 4, 2014 11:04 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Nokia's push for wireless charging by bundling it with the Lumia 930. Then we talk about Windows Phone 8.1 and all the positive changes you can expect. HTC is next as we see the company working on a new Butterfly model with a regular camera. Apple follows the news as the trial against Samsung has revealed how worried the company is about Android. We end today's show talking about how the Obama administration is not happy with Samsung's silent selfie. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Nokia to push wireless charging by bundling free ...

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  • by | April 4, 2014 8:48 PM

    Testimonies continue in the Apple vs. Samsung trial, and this time we have the leading software engineer in charge of basic features like "slide to unlock," Greg Christie on the bench. Today we find this feature in absolutely every smartphone that you can buy, but before the iPhone, all you had was a power-standby key. Christie spent a good deal of time explaining to the Jury how long it took the company to figure out a smart way to reach consumers with the iPhone, and the details are quite revealing. According to Christie's testimony, things like slide-to-unlock were features they took ...

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  • by | April 4, 2014 8:37 PM

    As the Apple vs. Samsung trial continues, you'd think that Apple is the only one winning in a trial that it started, but reality poses differently. Obviously it's up to the judge to admit evidence against either party, or to allow certain patent claims to be submitted as admissible. Today's progress in the trial shows that Apple isn't the only company with some cards under its sleeve. Today Judge Judy Koh decided not to admit an Apple motion to allow the company to present evidence to the jury that it’s actually practicing three of the asserted patents against Samsung – namely the ...

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  • by | April 4, 2014 8:20 PM

    Samsung has gone through incredible lengths to make its Galaxy line-up popular. Recently we saw how the company sponsored Ellen DeGeneres to make a selfie popular by getting a ton of popular actors involved in the shot, and the company succeeded in making it the most re-tweeted photo in history. Still, you'd think that the sponsorship ends there, and the company was just getting started. This happened during the White House's recognition of the Boston Red Sox, where President Obama as asked by David Ortiz if he would mind taking a selfie with him. President Obama accepted, and as Ortiz was ...

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  • by | April 4, 2014 5:57 PM

    You'd wonder what the secret is for wireless charging to become ubiquitous. Everything about it is cool, from the fact that you simply place your phone over the pad, to the fact that it's a standard that works across platforms. Sadly the problem is that it hasn't really taken off over the last couple of years, and Nokia is finally planning to do something about it. The company's VP of Nokia UK & Ireland, Conor Pierce has confirmed that it'll start to push wireless charging seriously in the future, and that it'll begin with the launch of the Nokia Lumia 930. In the past you had to buy ...

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  • by | April 4, 2014 4:23 PM

    As the Apple vs. Samsung trial continues, one of the coolest things is that the defense (Samsung) has access to Apple's internal documentation, which is doing a great job at showing just how vulnerable the company is. We've seen allegations coming and going over how Apple feels at a loss in its ability to show customers its innovation when diluted by Samsung's competition. Obviously Samsung is just one of Apple's threats, and some new information today expresses Apple's deeper concerns regarding Android as a whole. According to an internal document that came from Apple's sales department, ...

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