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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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  • by | April 3, 2014 11:24 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's confirmed dates for its World Wide Developer's Conference, and what we expect to see. We then talk about Intel's attempt to bring 64-bit architecture to Android 4.4 KitKat. Samsung follows the rumors as we land a leaked image for the Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom, though with another name. Then we talk about Microsoft's possible launch date for the developer preview of Windows Phone 8.1. We end today's show talking about Google's possible new business in the cellular carrier department, though depending on Google Fiber in a way. All this and ...

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  • by | April 3, 2014 7:08 PM

    After years of continuous rumors, Microsoft has finally launched its most popular Office applications for the iPad. It's definitely not the best solution out there, given the fact that you can only read documents and not edit them, unless you're willing to pay the crazy amount of $99/year for Office 365. Still, the service is the most reliable way to view and edit Office documents on the go. If you've been asking yourself just how popular the apps have been on the App Store, well the apps topped the download charts for the first couple of days, and Microsoft has just announced that it has ...

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  • by | April 3, 2014 6:37 PM

    We know that Apple wasn't the first to explore capacitive touch screens, but the iPhone did make the technology popular. Over the last couple of years, the iPhone's multi-touch technology has pioneered a new trend of ways to interact with mobile devices, up to the point of including computers as well. Obviously Apple hasn't stopped there, and a new patent reveals where the company wants to push next. Apple's new patent shows how the company is exploring the use if infrared technology in order to determine pressure sensitivity. This would allow a new trend of commands, where the device will ...

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  • by | April 3, 2014 6:01 PM

    Apple was definitely not the first company to provide the world with a "voice command" service, but the company sure improved the concept. Siri may not be the best service out there, but it has pioneered a trend that we can now find in Google Now and Cortana. Obviously Siri is the result of multiple acquisitions that Apple has done in the last couple of years, and even though it's not common for a company to get acquired silently these days, it seems that Apple has been doing just that. Novauris is one of the pioneers of speech recognition software, or at least was as the company got ...

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  • by | April 3, 2014 12:11 PM

    One of the coolest features that Apple debuted years ago, and which other platforms have adopted over the years, is a way for you to find your iPhone if misplaced or stolen. The service was initially part of MobileMe, then became free for all users as "Find my iPhone", and is now part of iCloud, which is free for everyone as well. The service can pin-point where your device is, make it ring if you can't find it, and even sends messages to the phone in case it was stolen. Sadly the service has been proven to be far from perfect today. For you to disable "Find my iPhone" you have to enter ...

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  • by | April 3, 2014 11:59 AM

    Apple's World Wide Developer Conference is probably the biggest event that the company hosts every year. During the event, those lucky developers that can get a ticket have the opportunity to work directly with Apple on ways to improve their applications. It's also the event where Steve Jobs has announced devices like the iPhone 4, and where we expect to see something great this year as well. Apple has just announced that the event starts on June 2nd, and that it'll go through June 6th. Historically, the first day is used for Tim Cook's keynote, and just like we saw iOS 7 last year, and ...

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  • by | April 2, 2014 11:39 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the initial Samsung Galaxy S5 sales, even though the phone isn't officially out yet. BlackBerry and T-Mobile are next as its official that both companies hate each-other. Apple vs. Samsung follows as Phil Schiller takes the booth to defend his company. Rumors of a reversible USB connector reach rumor mill. We end today's show talking about Microsoft, Windows Phone 8.1, Cortana, the new Nokia Lumia 930, and all the rest of the things that got announced. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Initial Samsung Galaxy S 5 sales are solid, ...

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