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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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  • by | April 2, 2014 7:47 PM

    It's not all the time that you're able to see a phone that's truly made of gold, and even if you do, it's hard to be part of the list of people that can afford one. We remember how HTC launched a gold plated HTC One last year, and how it wowed our own Michael Fisher as he had some hands-on time with it, but that didn't change the fact that it wasn't a device that was designed or built for everyone. The interesting thing is that it seems that this was a success for HTC, as the company has just announced a new gold plated HTC One (M8). The catch is that obviously this device is only slated ...

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  • by | April 2, 2014 7:19 PM

    Nokia's services have proven to be one of the biggest ways for the company to differentiate the Lumia brand from competitors. As a result we've seen a ton of "HERE" services, like HERE Maps, that were initially available only to Nokia devices, but that were later ported across the platform. One of the services that wasn't available available for free was HERE Drive+, though that is about to change with the announcement of Windows Phone 8.1 Microsoft has just announced that both HERE Drive+ and also HERE Transit will go free for all Windows Phone 8.1 devices. The official statement reads: ...

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  • by | April 2, 2014 6:26 PM

    If you haven't been following the developments, today is Apple vs. Samsung, day 2. Apple's first witness for today is non-other than Apple's SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller. His participation in Apple trials has become quite common, and more specifically, in the previous trials between Apple and Samsung. Today Schiller takes the stage one more time, but oddly didn't surprise anyone with his statement. As it turns out, Schiller simply decided to play it safe and re-hash the same statement he's used in two previous trial testimonies about the reasons why Samsung has infringed in ...

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  • by | April 2, 2014 4:32 PM

    BlackBerry hasn't been a true favorite in any market lately, and proof of it are its terrible device sales in the last couple of years. As a result, and due to the tremendous disappointment that customers experienced with devices like the BlackBerry Z10, carriers like T-Mobile decided to allow customers to return their BlackBerry devices in exchange for anything else, and obviously that didn't leave the relationship in positive terms between both companies. Today BlackBerry's CEO John Chen released a statement confirming that his company will no longer renew its sales agreement contract ...

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  • by | April 2, 2014 3:39 PM

    Even though most of us were skeptical about the future of the Nokia Lumia line-up, given the lack of Lumia announcements all year, the company did a great job in putting our concerns to rest today with the announcement of the Lumia 930, Lumia 630 and Lumia 635. The good thing is that these aren't the only Nokia Lumia devices that have been rumored in the last couple of weeks, and some new information that leaked today spills the beans on another Lumia flagship. We're talking about the Nokia Lumia 1820 that we heard about just a couple of weeks ago. We were expecting to see something about ...

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  • by | April 1, 2014 11:35 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's Galaxy Tab4 line-up. Then we talk about Google's future update to the Nexus 5 camera view finder. We then talk about about the probability of a Google Nexus 10 announcement coming soon. Nokia takes the spotlight next as we talk about the Lumia 930, and the possibility that it won't make tomorrow's event. We end today's show by talking about the Apple vs. Samsung trail, which has just begun. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Samsung Galaxy Tab4 lineup goes official: 7.0, 8.0, and 10.1 inches - Google Android camera ...

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