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    As Spotify tries to reinvigorate itself, Apple Music is just eating the market share. Craig Federighi, an Apple SVP, and Eddy Cue, the one in charge of Apple Music, both announced on John Gruber's The Talk Show podcast that the streaming music service has 11 million subscribers — 55 percent of Spotify's subscriber ...

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    Sometime in the last month or two, the idea that Apple's about to announce a new four-inch iPhone passed somewhere from the stuff of rumors to what was starting to feel a lot more like a certainty. And as reports closed in on a possible March announcement for the new hardware, this once-fanciful notion was on the verge ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent deals on eBay, which give you options for either an iPad Pro or a Google Nexus 5X. Then talk about the recent deals that AT&T launched if you buy a new Samsung Galaxy flagship. Qualcomm is next wit its new Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor. The renders of the ...

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    Changes are afoot for how iPhone users will listen to music, and between rumors that the iPhone 7 will ditch the usual analog headphone jack in favor of its Lightning port, or that Apple could introduce wireless “AirPods,” it's really been looking like a big shift is right around the corner. Now a new analyst note ...

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    The second largest mobile carrier stateside only discriminated between its Samsung and Apple-loving customers for 24 hours, as “new” iPhones now follow the Galaxy S6’s suit in offering huge bundle discounts this Valentine’s Day. For some reason, part two of AT&T’s BOGO (buy one, get one free) promotion is ...

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    Still undecided as to what to gift your significant other on Sunday? Didn’t realize until just now Valentine’s is only two days away? About to have a heart attack looking up jewelry prices and whatnot? Relax, and let Google hook you up with the perfect present. It’s thoughtful, but it doesn’t send too strong of ...

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    If you perhaps thought American and British lawyers were merely trying to score some free publicity with idle threats meant to intimidate Apple into settling Error 53 controversies out of court, a class action complaint registered at the US District Court for the Northern District of California on February 11 proves ...

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    It's a day that ends in "y" and Apple just lost a patent suit, so that means it's court time again. Haptics technology company Immersion has filed suit against Apple and both AT&T and AT&T Mobility over what three patents it claims the defendants infringed. U.S. Patent No. 8,619,051 regards "Haptic Feedback ...

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    As long as the United States's federal government is keeping the internet duty-free, it might as well try and see how it actually feels about this whole encryption thing. Lawmakers in the United Kingdom have been mulling over a bill that would open up backdoors to encryption provided by tech companies from Apple to ...

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    Not far away from Cupertino in Sunnyvale, California sits some office spaced leased to a company called SixtyEight Research — it's said to be an Apple-owned holding company for top secret projects. One of those projects is believed to be the Apple Car, codenamed "Titan." Perhaps that may explain why someone filed a ...

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    One thing we haven't had to worry about in the US was paying taxes to get onto the big 'ol Internet. And we may never have to worry about it. The Senate has passed a trade enforcement bill in a 75-20 vote, one that contained the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act. It made permanent a recurring moratorium on state-levied ...

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    From licking a frozen pole to sticking a fork in an outlet, there are countless bad ideas people can tell you that you absolutely, 100% should not try – and someone's going to try them anyway. In the smartphone world, that extends to things like putting your Galaxy Note 5's S Pen in backwards – at least on the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Sony Xperia Beta program, and how it can help you get Marshmallow on legacy devices. Then we talk about the complete opposite, which is Samsung, and how Marshmallow will look on current flagships even with all the delays. HTC is next as we hear the possible launch dates ...

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    Update: Hey, look at you! Getting the podcast from our post. Podcatchers can update their feeds starting at 3am Eastern on Sunday. Alcatel One Touch might be shipping the new Idol smartphone in Virtual Reality packaging, iPhone error 53 is frustrating users who have had their home buttons repaired, and Tim Cook takes ...

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    When we're talking about improvements with smartphone imaging tech, we usually think about picture quality: low-light performance, stabilization, and all that good stuff. And while better camera tech gives us access to higher and higher quality pics, some of the most interesting developments are happening over on the ...

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    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the ...

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    The rumor mill suggests that there is a four-inch, cheap iPhone on the way, maybe as early as this spring. The prospect of a four-inch iPhone has garnered some admittedly strong opinions among some tech journalists whose initials happen to be “AD”, but that was one of my admittedly close-minded moments. Anyway, ...

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    Exactly one week ago, comScore released its Q4 2015 US smartphone industry report, showing how iPhones lost steam to their Samsung rivals and Androids in general compared to the previous quarter. Still, Apple was the dominant local manufacturer by a comfortable gap between October and December, and now Parks Associates ...

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    Apple wouldn’t be caught dead directly discounting one of its high-profile iDevices within at least a year of their commercial rollouts, but fortunately for bargain hunters, third-party retailers can get way more competitive and sometimes show unexpected generosity. Granted, a $700 tablet is hardly what we’d ...

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    We've been hearing from investors and supposed "people in the know," but we may be able to get more solid reporting from a news outlet. The Electronic Times of Korea is sourcing Samsung insiders in reporting that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company will be the sole provider of what we think to be the A10 ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent deals you can find for devices like the LG G4 and the HTC Nexus 9. Then we talk about what Apple and Belkin are doing to bring better screen protectors for iPhones at Apple Stores. The Samsung Galaxy s7 follows as FCC documents tell us about the battery specs. ...

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    Apple's getting into the home stretch of development for iOS 9.3, and a couple days back we saw the company release its latest beta build for the developer community. That's well and good for them, but what about the rest of us? Well, a final 9.3 release is probably still a few weeks away, but with the arrival of iOS 9 ...

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    Adobe Flash helped make the internet what it is today, bringing us streaming video, interactive games, and –yes- some very annoying ads. But the internet's been doing a lot of growing up lately, and between steep processing and memory requirements, to say nothing of security vulnerability after security vulnerability, ...

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    What draws you to one social network over another? They've all got their particular hooks, but sometimes it's less what one offers, and more what it doesn't. For Twitter, that's meant a focus on simplicity: you follow users, and you see their tweets – and when you follow multiple users, everyone's tweets get sorted ...

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    Some Apple intern must get to CEO Tim Cook ASAP to give him a sample of Jimmy Kimmel’s long-running “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets” segment. Maybe the head honcho of the world’s most profitable company would then learn how to take a joke or gracefully parry an online insult. Granted, the stars invited to the ...

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