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    Mere hours after we expressed concern over the rumored $70 price tag of the upcoming Google Chromecast Ultra with 4K and HDR support, California-based digital media player veteran Roku decided to try to steal the search giant’s thunder by unveiling a bunch of new set-top boxes starting at $30. Mind you, the ...

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    Despite a big problem encountered by a small number of iFans during the first hour of iOS 10 availability, plus a bunch of less serious but more widespread connectivity issues limited to T-Mobile’s network, everybody wants to upgrade to the latest and greatest build of Apple’s closed platform. While beta testers can ...

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    Is Apple in (even more) trouble after a few consecutive sub-par quarterly reports, and a general hardware popularity slowdown? Well, that’s the thing – no one really expected the iPhone 7 to set any new box-office records. Not once it was clear this wouldn’t be a year of major upgrades. Thus, it shouldn’t come ...

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    Don't. Just don't. If you're unfamiliar with TechRax videos on YouTube, you don't want to even look at this latest video where he proclaims a "secret hack to get headphone jack on the iPhone 7". It's a drillbit and a power drill and ha ha, very funny, you aren't fooling anyone, right? Let's hope some of the commenters ...

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    Now that Google’s messaging platform is complete – or some might argue overcomplete – with its new offerings of Allo and Duo, it’s time to ask ourselves a question. Actually, it’s time to ask a series of questions. Will I use it? If I use it, who will I use it with? Can I get my peeps to use it? Do people ...

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    How much does it REALLY cost to build an iPhone? Can any software truly be intuitive? Why is Comcast getting into the carrier game? We say hello to Google's Allo messenger, and we have a BUNCH of smartphone announcements to chat about from Huawei, LeEco, and Blackberry! These stories plus your questions, so make sure ...

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    A honeymoon is one of those things that rarely happens twice. Whenever you get a lot of the same, you could say there is very little discovery involved, but this is not one of those cases. We've just spent 24 hours with the iPhone 7 Plus, and boy is this a product unique in its own. It's too early to fully test ...

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    Google may be giving its OnHub Wi-Fi router a few friends to boost users' coverage and still have the network all under one umbrella. Sources to Android Police and Droid Life say that in addition to the several products Google will launch on October 4, we're also looking at Google Wifi, Google-made routers that will ...

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    These new iPhones are the best iPhones ever, but in a year where most manufacturers are refining products more than pushing boundaries on hardware and design, how do the cameras on these new phones stack up against the competition? The core photo experience is based on the same sensor we saw last year on the 6S and 6S ...

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    Facebook has them. So does Google.  And now Bing can join in on the fast lane. Microsoft announced that Bing would start officially linking to Accelerated Mobile Pages within its applicable search results. Content partners in the open source project will have their AMP articles — optimized HTML pages for easy, ...

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    Twitter, which has been not been growing as investors would like for it to, may seek stimulus from a new owner. At least, if it lets itself be bought. CNBC sources are saying that multiple possible acquirers have expressed interest in buying the social media platform, including Google and customer relationship ...

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    Talk about perfect timing. Just as we were trying to make heads or tails of one of the FCC’s most enigmatic Apple product filings in recent history, the always knowledgeable Bloomberg was quoting “people familiar with the matter” as suggesting the Cupertino development of an “Echo-like smart-home device” is ...

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    Even though one of the most familiar smartphones in the market is the iPhone, 2016 has flooded the market with a bevy of very compelling Android competitors, up to the point where some of us in the Pocketnow crew have spent most of our year in Android. Still, Apple has clearly raised the ante with its iPhone 7 line-up, ...

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    The beta beat bumps on. After several rounds of beta testing leading up to release-grade iOS 10 getting dished up — for some, they got broken plates — for all the good iPhone users out there, we now see both developers and the public getting the first beta of iOS 10.1. Devs got the update yesterday while the public ...

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    Yahoo has announced that "a state-sponsored actor" has gotten hold of a copy of US account details including password hashes, — machine-scrambled passwords that are sent and exclusively accepted by receiving servers — unencrypted and encrypted security questions and answers and vital specs like names, email ...

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    China and India have repeatedly been highlighted in recent months by independent financial analysts, Apple investors and even various top-ranking executives, Tim Cook included, as the key markets dictating the Cupertino money maker’s future prosperity. But what about South Korea? Home to Apple arch-rivals Samsung and ...

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    Earlier this month, we sent two editors overseas to Berlin, Germany for IFA. That coverage was appropriately sponsored by XCom Global. Appropriately, because our two editors were coming from the United States with their United States-based carriers which, if one wasn’t careful, would lead to really high cellphone ...

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    iPhone it and he will come. At least, Luca Todesco definitely will. He's the developer/hacker that's been jailbreaking iOS for a while. And he's always kept those Cydia proofs to himself, — he's under no obligation to give it away — the teasing always leaves a bitter taste. Thus, the iPhone 7, running iOS 10 out of ...

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    Our first taste of what the Google Assistant can do for us in our everyday lives is within the Google Allo messaging app that got released today. Now, you can get your undergarments scrunched up about all the chat apps that Google has floated out, but we'll save the debate for another post. What got released today for ...

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    The iPhone camera is praised for its simplicity, but does it really have an intuitive design, or is it popular for its familiarity? Apple should be praised for setting a high watermark for building camera into smartphones, and the iPhone has done a phenomenal job in introducing consumers to concepts like High Dynamic ...

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    You should all know the drill by now. First come the ambitious sales targets, then component-revealing teardowns, various durability tests, the occasional something-gate controversy, bombastic ads, and finally, bill of material estimates. Well, London-based analytics company IHS Markit is ready today to offer us its ...

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    Google’s latest push for relevance in the chat app landscape finally enters phase two today, as the text-specialized Allo joins the video-only Duo in the Android Play Store and iOS App Store to try to give Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp or iMessage a run for their money, and wash the taste of Hangouts out of ...

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    Big Orange wants to hit several birds sitting on a power line with a few tiny plastic antenna units. AT&T is launching Project AirGig into the public, its effort to spread internet service wirelessly through the United States power grid. Affordable antenna units are supposedly able to redistribute wireline and ...

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    As Sprint continues to claw back into growth territory (and profitability), the company is trying to keep as much of the momentum it has built for a while before shifting gears. Besides moving assets around from inside its corporate infrastructure, the key thing is keeping customers coming in. That's why CEO Marcelo ...

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    The iPhone 7 uses one of two cellular modems. CDMA variants get a Qualcomm modem while insurgent supplier Intel covers the GSM versions. And boy, have T-Mobile customers been getting the butt end of things with an iOS 10 update that screwed up cellular connectivity. Here's the ironic issue that leads into this story: ...

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