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    Yesterday brought us the announcement of Android Pay, Google's new system for integrating mobile payments at a deeper level throughout the company's platform. If you're already a heavy Google Wallet user, it probably sounded pretty good, but some of the details may have given you pause. For instance, Android Pay won't ...

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    Have your “friends” been having fun crashing your iPhone all week? The other day we shared with you word of a super-annoying denial-of-service attack that was affecting iOS devices, whereby a specially-crafted text sent to iMessage could crash your iPhone when received. With the potential to be extremely disruptive, ...

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    The funny thing about the annual Google I/O developer conference is this: the news doesn't stop for it. In fact, the opposite is true; knowing that Google's about to carpet bomb the mobile tech landscape with two days' worth of Android developments, rivals and partners alike kick their PR machines into overdrive, ...

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    The mobile world moves quickly – probably faster than just about any other industry in the world. New devices are announced on what feels like a weekly basis; perpetual software updates are hitting for the hundreds of mobile devices; one-off press events are always happening; and while phones seem to have a longer ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about all the offline updates that Google Maps will receive soon. Then we talk about the new Google Cardboard, and how the protocol now supports even iPhones. Then we talk bout the new Google Now On Tap, which could be the coolest new feature of Android M. Google Photos also ...

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    A few years ago I was trying to find my way around an unfamiliar city with my friend and her husband, and I pulled out my Android phone to help us navigate the tricky terrain. Looking upon my then-new HTC Evo 4G, my friend's husband asked, "those phones are basically just iPhone ripoffs, right?" "No," I replied. ...

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    At the Google I/O keynote earlier today, Google announced an upgrade we've been looking forward to for a few weeks now, sharing word of the revamped Google Photos. From how you save pictures, to how you search through them, there's a lot changing in this new release, and you're not going to have to wait for Android M to ...

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    Apple Pay has done its fair share of damage when it comes to making mobile payments a thing. Cupertino hasn't necessarily succeeded, but statistics have proven that it has had better luck than Google, in addition to other competitors. We've heard rumors that the service will make it to China and Canada soon, but we also ...

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    Apple's Force Touch technology has certainly made a big boom since it became public with the Apple Watch, and Apple's new MacBook. Many of us still find it confusing to determine when an Apple Watch has this command option, but it is cool to have a sort of right-click function on such a small display. We've heard ...

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    Last year at I/O, Google introduced Cardboard, its low-cost 3D viewer for smartphones. Today it's opening the next chapter in the Google Cardboard story, starting off with the announcement of a new viewer. Fan of phablets? The new Cardboard has your name on it, with support for phones with screens up to six inches in ...

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    Ever since the old Froyo days, Google Maps has proven to be one of the most useful tools for Android devices. As such, we’ve seen a ton of momentum in how Google updates and brings new services to its Maps application. We really weren’t expecting to see much announced today at Google I/O, but boy were we wrong. On ...

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    We’ve heard a ton of rumors regarding a new Google Photos app, and it finally gets announced today at Google I/O. If you thought that having these services unlinked from Google+ was cool enough, well as it turns out, the news are much broader than just a platform change. Google is seriously doing a lot in order to ...

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    What's a smartphone user got to do to get a cellular plan with unlimited data? Among the big four carriers in the States, your options are pretty limited. Verizon and AT&T stopped selling such plans years ago, meaning if you don't have one already, you're not getting one now. That leaves T-Mobile and Sprint – but ...

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    Right now, the events spotlight in the tech world is mainly on Google I/O, but soon after that event goes down Apple will be ready to counter with an annual developers' conference of its own. Following today's likely unveil of Android M, Apple will almost certainly continue the trend it has set in the past few years, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Microsoft's new deals to get more apps on Android phones. Then we talk about the iPhone SMS bug that's been plaguing users. Samsung is next as we learn of its plans for future camera and battery technology. Xiaomi follows as we learn more of what to expect with the Mi 5. We ...

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    Google is not only the most popular search engine in the world, but also the one that's fastest at innovating with new features for users. A really cool service that Android users had exclusively was to get app suggestions whenever they searched for something. For example, getting suggestions to download Yelp whenever ...

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    Even though Cupertino will want you to believe that its mobile operating system is the most secure and reliable in the world, we know there's no such thing. We've expressed how disappointing things have become for iOS since the launch of iOS 7, and as much as iOS 9 might come to save the day, that doesn't mean you won't ...

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    Siri's often spoken of in the same context as Google Now, but there's a wide breadth between the features each service offers. The reason being that Google Now (and even Cortana) is more than just voice-powered search, and also delivers tools that are more in line with what you might get from a personal assistant – ...

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    Both Google and Apple are eager to spread their mobile influences from beyond that tiny device you carry around in your pocket to one that's attached to some slightly more substantial hardware: your car. Just as Apple's got its CarPlay, Google has Android Auto, and we've already seen efforts from both car makers and ...

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    I was never a fan of handwriting while I was in school.  Later I was introduced to fountain pens and all of that changed. My "daily carry" pen is an aluminum-bodied, steel-nibbed pen from Schrade that writes wonderfully and looks great. The downside is that all my handwritten notes are analog. I have to manually scan ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the OnePlus teaser of new things to come in June. Microsoft is next as the company has just announced Cortana for iOS and Android. We then talk about the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, as we get trusted rumors on a new display. We then talk about Android M and Google's new ...

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    Bookmark the Pocketnow Deals Store to continually save big on valuable e-learning bundles, services, and gear such as smartphone cases and charging solutions. Save 94 percent on the iCollege IT Security & Management Bundle Train for a lucrative career as an information technology professional with the iCollege IT ...

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    Apple Maps is not only one of Cupertino's most recent flops, but also one that was bad enough to get high level executives fired. As such we've seen the company work hard on getting its mapping services on par with existing competitors, and even then we see Apple Maps lag significantly behind services like Google Maps. ...

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    Many of the rumors we've heard about iOS 9 have really just focused on telling us that Apple will relax its push of features to the next-generation OS. Apple has a ton of bugs to iron in iOS, and some experts even called iOS 9 as being for iOS what Snow Leopard was for OS X. That said, we don't expect Apple to make this ...

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    Do you do wireless charging? While it still can't come close to competing with the popularity of traditional wired charging, the presence of wireless charging tech in high-profile phones like the Galaxy S6 is helping to continue exposing such systems to broader audiences. But for acceptance to arrive, we don't just need ...

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