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  • by | April 10, 2014 11:46 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the availability of the HTC One M8 on other carrier stores and even Best Buy. Then we talk about some next-generation iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display rumors which include an A8 chip and Touch ID. Then we talk about the iPhone 6, the rumors of a 5.5-inch 1080p display on one model though with varied sapphire scenarios. The iWatch follows the news as we talk about the rumor that there are two models, both fashionable, but one may cost thousands of dollars. We end today's show talking about Motorola's new President and COO, and ...

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  • by | April 10, 2014 1:27 PM

    Apple is expected to not only redesign the iPhone this year, but rumors point to the company working on more than one device in order to satisfy the demand of those that want a bigger phone. Since some people value one-handed usability and others don't, reports have that Apple will bring a 4.7-inch and a 5.5-inch iPhone to the table this year. There are conflicting rumors on the launch date for these phones, but new predictions point to what we should expect from hardware. KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi-Kuo predicts that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will sport a 1334x750 Retina display at 326 ...

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  • by | April 10, 2014 12:17 PM

    With Apple's push into the fitness and health-oriented sector with iOS 8, none of the rumors we've seen will make any sense without the company launching a fitness wearable device. We've been hearing tons of rumors of the company bringing us an iWatch that will provide this functionality, but we've heard very little of what to expect from it. New predictions from credible sources give us an idea of what to expect, and its both good and bad. More predictions from credible sources claim that Apple will build two iWatch models to fit various wrists, 1.3 inches and 1.5 inches. Both devices ...

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  • by | April 10, 2014 11:52 AM

    With all the rumors tilted towards the next-generation iPhone, we've been wondering exactly what will Apple bring to the table for its iPad line-up? Apple has historically launched new iPad models during springtime, but it seems that it won't be the case this year. The iPad Air is barely in its first generation, so it would be safe to judge that Apple will retain a lot of the design elements of this device going forward, and improve on some software or hardware capabilities. Reports from credible sources claim that Apple will retain the design of the current-generation iPad Air and iPad ...

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  • by | April 9, 2014 11:37 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's decision to take legal action against certain publications due to the review of the Galaxy S5. Apple follows the news as we learn that VP of iOS software Greg Christie departs Apple over issues with Jony Ive. Nokia is next as we learn what the company is doing to keep the deal with Microsoft going with government agencies. We then talk about Apple's iPhone 6 and the release plan for the 4.7-inch model and the 5.5-inch model. We end today's show talking about the cool new changes that may come to Google Now very soon. All this and ...

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  • by | April 9, 2014 7:50 PM

    Apple's advertising efforts have been in the spotlight recently with the Apple vs. Samsung trial. We've seen how disappointed Apple is about its own advertising efforts with the iPhone, and how shocked Phil Schiller is at the fact that Apple's marketing firm doesn't land a smart way to counteract Samsung lately. It was only a matter of time before Apple did something about it, and reports have it that things started today. It seems that Apple has just hired four new digital ad agencies, including WPP's AKQA, Interpublic Group's Huge, Area 17, and Kettle. According to the report: "The ...

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  • by | April 9, 2014 6:43 PM

    Even though Apple has lead the digital music business for years, we've seen one business model after another become obsolete in the last couple of years. With services like Spotify and Pandora, and with the added value of 4G LTE data speeds, a lot of people have began to prefer alternatives that don't force you to buy a song in order to listen to it. Rumors have it that Apple has begun to feel the pressure of changing its business model one more time, and the changes are rumored to be significant. An Apple executive who we find unnamed has declared that even though Apple launched iTunes ...

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  • by | April 9, 2014 6:06 PM

    As much as people may criticize Apple for retaining the original user interface that we saw with iOS 6 and prior, there's no denying that it changed the industry in 2007. Greg Christie was one of the leaders of this revolution, coming up with ideas that have become basic features of any smartphone today, like slide-to-unlock. Sadly with the departure of Scott Forstall, and with the appointment of Jony Ive as the decision maker behind the visual design of iOS, it seems that things got a little too dramatic between the two. Christie's team was responsible for the redesign of iOS 7, but ...

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  • by | April 9, 2014 11:37 AM

    One of the biggest hurdles that most companies deal with when becoming acquired, is the fact that governments have to approve the transaction. Government trade commissions ensure that these deals won't hinder business for competing companies, or benefits for customers, and that's exactly what the Chinese government has been doing with the whole Microsoft-Nokia acquisition, which has led to some recent statements from Nokia. Now to be clear, even though Microsoft has acquired Nokia's handset division, this only entitles Microsoft to the production of smartphones and feature phones. Nokia on ...

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  • by | April 9, 2014 11:20 AM

    Rumors couldn't be more conflicting when it comes to Apple's next-generation iPhone 6. While we continue to hear consistencies in the fact that there are two iPhone models in the works, a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and a 5.5-inch phablet, we keep finding inconsistencies in the dates. We've heard past rumors of the 4.7-inch model being ready for the market after WWDC, but new reports claim otherwise. New reports from Japanese sources claim that the two rumored iPhone 6 models will be launched separately, and definitely not in time for WWDC. Apparently the 4.7-inch model will be launched first, but ...

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  • by | April 8, 2014 11:40 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's recent recruitment of an Amazon A9 Search guru with the idea to improve Apple Maps. LG follows the news as we get more details of the LG G Watch that's in the works. Then we talk about the rumors of a Sony Windows Phone 8.1 device, aside from the complaints of the Sony Xperia Z2 already. HTC is next as we talk about a new M8 "Ace" device that was recently leaked. We end today's show talking about the iWatch and some rumors of the device including a UV light exposure sensor. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Amazon’s A9 ...

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  • by | April 8, 2014 7:12 PM

    Concept designs are hard to follow, as they are usually just the ideal that a designer has of how a device should look. What's cool about the iPhone 6 is that with the leaked schematics that were discovered a couple of weeks ago, we've landed some interesting designs that are fully based on factual data, and that could lead to a clear idea of what to expect. Obviously these designs could be based on prototype data and not the actual iPhone 6, so we can't say we fully trust what we see. In this particular case, MacRumors commissioned designer Ferry Passchier to create some full product ...

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  • by | April 8, 2014 6:30 PM

    Apple has been doing a lot of hiring lately, and that mainly has to do with some recent departures in key areas that have failed to impress, like Maps for example. The company's credibility has been seriously question because of issues like these, and it's clear that Tim Cook needs to revamp as much of the department as possible. Today we hear that Apple has snatched yet another Amazon A9 executive, and this time to fix things that are actually broken. Benoit Dupin, former Vice President of Amazon A9′s Search Technology group, has left the company for Apple. Amazon has removed his ...

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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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