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  • by | April 1, 2014 6:19 PM

    The Apple vs. Samsung trial has officially begun, and if you were tired of all the drama in the previous one, this one is actually interesting and unique on its own. Previously we saw how Apple won the previous patent trial based mostly on software patent infringement, and this time, the lawsuit digs deeper into how Samsung has benefited in copying Apple's smartphone development. Today the trial has begun with Apple's opening statement, where the company specifically asks for over $2 Billion in damages over Samsung's infringement in five different patents. By contrast, even though Samsung ...

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  • by | April 1, 2014 6:05 PM

    Apple's launch of the iPhone 5s came along with a lot of criticism from industry experts, mainly because of the A7 64-bit processor. There's no denying that this is a 64-bit chip, but until this day, we haven't seen any dramatic improvements in using an iPhone 5s when compared to an iPhone 5 from last year. Many of us felt that the chip was a marketing stunt, but a recent study from AnandTech wants to prove otherwise. The study, as with everything that comes from AnandTech is extremely detailed, but explains the substantial differences between Apple's old A6 chip, and what we find today in ...

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  • by | April 1, 2014 4:10 PM

    Even though we do praise the iPhone for its display quality, that doesn't necessarily mean that its the most power-efficient feature that the phone has. As a result we do see how the iPhone's battery drains quickly, mainly because of the IPS display technology that it uses. Given the fact that the iPhone's battery life is its biggest customer complaint, it seems that Apple is up to something interesting for future iPhone models. Apple is reportedly in talks with Japanese chip maker Renesas Electronics over the acquisition of a specific division within the company that builds chips to power ...

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  • by | March 31, 2014 11:44 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the HTC One (M8), its sales performance, and what HTC has to say about benchmark manipulation. Then we talk about Apple's App Store, and the recent changes that the company plans due to different exchange rates. Samsung follows the news as apparently the company is asking Google to step-in and defend Android in the trial against Apple. Microsoft is next as we talk about some cool new features that may come on Windows Phone 8.1. We end today's show talking about the iPhone 6 and its leaked photos. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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  • by | March 31, 2014 7:05 PM

    Apple's App Store pricing practices are fairly straight forward since its inception. Developers decide the price they want to charge, and then Apple gets a 30% cut of everything the app makes. What's interesting is that Apple has never really explained how it prices apps outside the United States, unless you live in Europe, where everything is the exact amount in Euros. In countries outside the European Union, maintaining a fixed price is difficult due to variable exchange rates, and that's just about to hit customers abroad. Apple has just announced that it'll be changing the prices of ...

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  • by | March 31, 2014 5:49 PM

    With the Apple vs Samsung trial gaining more and more heat, the next round of court visits is just a couple of days away. We've been hearing of Apple's master plan in billing Samsung $40 for every device shipped, based on all the patent infringement that has been proven, and we know that what Cupertino wants is for Samsung to no longer make money off-of its mobile division. Whether that happens or not is yet to be seen, but we've just learned what Samsung is planning next as a way to fight back. Today we've learned that Samsung is looking for Google's help, and particularly that of Andy ...

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  • by | March 31, 2014 4:58 PM

    For those of you that thought that 1080p video would be dead on high-end smarpthones this year, well that's not entirely the way things went with product launches. One thing that is becoming common is for smartphones to be able to record video in up-to 4K resolution, but that is of course, unless you're using an iPhone. The good thing about the developer community though, is that they always figure out ways to solve the problem, and we might have just found a way to get better quality video on your current iPhone. An app called Ultrakam is able to allow you to record video in up to 2K ...

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  • by | March 31, 2014 4:38 PM

    We're not really fans of posting concept photos, and we're sure you've noticed. Not every concept you'll see is either possible, or worth the time invested if it'll most probably never happen. Still, we ran across some concept designs today that are actually based on some solid Apple data, and which could reveal what to expect for the iPhone 6. These renders were designed based on the recently leaked schematics that we discovered last week for the iPhone 6. We're still not sure if this is they belong to the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, or the 5.5-inch model, but given the fact that these resemble ...

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  • by | March 31, 2014 2:45 PM

    Regardless of how good Apple is in keeping secrets, the company has shown us that it has done a poor job in concealing its previous iPhone designs. Just two years ago we saw the iPhone 5 leaked everywhere, and the same could be said about the iPhone 5s. The iPhone 6 has been another topic of intense rumor activity for the last couple of weeks, and today we get the hottest leaks yet. Today we've come across the first leaked photos of the device's housing, which definitely resembles a bigger iPhone, but also one that looks almost identical to the current iPhone 5s. This image was reportedly ...

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  • by | March 28, 2014 11:17 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about AT&T's continuos teasing of the Asus PadFone X, even though we still don't have pricing or dates for a launch. Nokia follows the news as we go through a hilarious ad the company has published, which shows just how many apps you can find on the Nokia X. We then talk about the HTC One (M8) mini, which also seems to be in the works according to carriers. Google is next as we go through the progress of Android 4.4.3, and also some possible new requirements for phones to say "Powered by Android" according to rumors. We end today's show talking ...

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  • by | March 28, 2014 4:01 PM

    Even with Apple's level of secrecy, it's hard to denny that all the iPhone 5 rumors showed us that Apple is getting really sloppy at it. We've seen the internet flooded with rumors on the iPhone 6, and these have given us a lot of detail on what to expect from both of the smartphones being planned. We've debated the possibility of two larger iPhones coming soon, but recent leaks continue to prove that Apple is off to change its own way of doing things. A Japanese Magazine has just published the probable schematics of both the 4.7-inch and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 models that are being ...

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  • by | March 28, 2014 3:50 PM

    With so many rumors of Apple bringing a sapphire display into its next iOS device line-up, we've heard of the continuous efforts the company is doing in order to guarantee it'll be able to deliver. The company has slowly begun to incorporate sapphire glass into things like the glass surface of the camera, or the glass surface of TouchID, but these are small steps when compared to building every single display from sapphire. Still, Apple's need to differentiate its products is big, and we're hearing more rumors of how the company plans to make this happen. Even though we still haven't seen ...

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  • by | March 28, 2014 3:28 PM

    With wearables becoming "a thing" lately, we've seen attempts from Samsung, Pebble, LG and even Google. The results are definitely promising, as companies like Motorola have figured out a way to make these watches look elegant, and not necessarily something that only a teenager would use. The only company we haven't seen actually launch a product is Apple, and given all the rumors of the iWatch lately, we continue to wonder how Cupertino plans to differentiate its offering. According to the Financial Times, Apple has been in direct contact with many employees from Swiss watchmaker Hublot, ...

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  • by | March 27, 2014 11:03 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Microsoft Office for iPad announcement, and what does this mean even for iPhone and Android smartphone users. We then talk about the rumors of a Nokia Lumia 1820 and a Samsung Galaxy S5 mini, S5 Active and S5 Zoom according to case makers. HTC follows the news as the company intends to break sales records this year with the new One. Apple is next as we come across this cool patent of transparent texting. We end today's show talking about the possible delays in the launch of the iPhone 6 this year. All this and more after the break. ...

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  • by | March 27, 2014 6:34 PM

    Ever since the launch of the original iPad, we've seen Apple explore different ways to build a case for it, and has succeeded in some, and failed terribly in others. The company even built a keyboard stand for the original iPad, which it decided to not continue after the launch of the iPad 2, for reasons it never made public. What the company has never done, is mix a case with a keyboard, and given how successful third-party companies have been with the concept, it seems Apple wants to take a stab at the market. A new patent reveals a new "Smart Case" with a keyboard attached to it. What ...

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