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    Apple has published its third-quarter figures for fiscal year 2016 and, like last quarter, they are not good. It made $42.4 billion in sales revenue, a 15 percent decline year-on-year. The number is on the upper end of Apple's target range and about what Wall Street expected. Expenses were up, but on the lower end of ...

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    Verizon is hoping for a brighter earnings picture with its acquisition of Yahoo, but until things actualize, man -- the struggle was real for the Checkmark this quarter. First, the numbers: revenue slid 5 percent from a year ago to $30.5 billion. Operating income fell to $4.55 billion, down 42 percent, while the ...

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    Online chatter about Microsoft looking to beef up and consolidate its multi-factor authenticator services dating as far back as January finally spawns an official announcement today, previewing some big changes coming to security-enhancing apps for your Microsoft account and Azure AD on August 15. No more separating the ...

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    While Apple has been known to adopt a number of fancy new mobile technologies in recent years before many of its competitors, including fingerprint recognition and 3D Touch, the world’s most profitable corporation also showed great skepticism towards an entire slate of other innovative features. The jury is still out ...

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    Sprint's done with its first fiscal quarter of 2016 and is reporting numbers. Like most companies, some are good and some are bad. The bad? The company recorded a net loss of $302 million for the three months ending on June 30. Operating income dropped 28 percent year over year to $361 million while net revenue was ...

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    Neither Niantic nor The Pokemon Company are public traded companies, but Nintendo, which has stakes in both companies, is one. The co-developers of the highly popular Pokemon GO mobile game pay licensing fees to Nintendo. That said, even with loads of in-app purchases, it appears that most of the revenue will come to ...

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    Just when you thought there was no way the 2016 iPhone rumor games could get interesting again, following (too) many weeks of essentially the same blurry live pics, questionable renders and videos starring various dummy units and mockups, a credible release timeframe got (ev-)leaked. Evan Blass quickly narrowed the ...

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    If you’re still wondering how it might be possible for an Android handheld manufacturer to realistically predict 100 million unit global shipments without much of a presence in many key European markets or the US, Counterpoint Research should give you a solid clue. According to the firm’s latest “Monthly Market ...

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    Pocketnow Daily gets an average of 300 to 500 comments a day, and sometimes even a thousand. We’d like to thank you all for participating in our question of the day, and we love your feedback so much, that we decided that since we can’t respond to ever single one of your comments, we should at least feature a couple ...

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    T-Mobile raised its monthly plan rates last year as it introduced its Binge On zero-rate program. While it offered more data per tier and more hotspot data at that, the unlimited data package ended up starting at $95 from its previous $80. Currently, two lines of unlimited data come to $140 per month. Sprint's offering ...

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    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the possibility of giving up your smartphone for a collection of devices. This personal cloud of devices would include a smartwatch, a heads-up display, a battery pack/WiFi device, and whatever else. It would be a personal network of devices, all excelling at what they did ...

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    There's been no shortage of leaks when it comes to Apple's upcoming iPhones. The iPhone 7 (and variations, like Plus, Pro, etc.) is what the media calls them, but people who claim to have information, like Evan Blass, state that the number 7 (seven) will not be part of the name, hence referring to the device as the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent deals that Best Buy is offering for the iPad Pro 9.7-inch. Then we talk about the recent market share shrink when it comes to smartwatches. Then it's all about smartphone marketshare as we learn more about the companies at the top. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 edge ...

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    Peak Pokemon GO happened last week. At least in the US. How does SurveyMonkey figure that? Its Intelligence unit tracked the app's daily active users and compared it to daily download rates and the internet's search awareness for it. In terms of usage, more than 25 million user packed in on the most active day, Sunday, ...

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    Torrential. You could describe the rate of iPhone 7 shells coming out of China and appearing on video as torrential. And now you can add on the supposed iPhone 7 Plus in addition to the iPhone 7 Pro. And you thought we were done with the iPhone 7 Pro. Well, one Weibo leaker is perpetuating the variant with a ...

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    Starting July 31, if you would like help from a friendly T-Mobile representative to upgrade your line, get ready to pay for that help if you aren't in an early upgrade program. Someone leaked a screenshot off of a T-Mobile corporate forum and sent it to TmoNews. The post says tat if you, a customer, are with the ...

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    Verizon, which has been the leading horse out of five bidders to buy out Yahoo!, is said to be finalizing its acquisition of the multimedia company for $5 billion. A source to Bloomberg said that we should see the deal announced in a few days. Verizon would be getting all of Yahoo's real estate and internet assets. ...

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    We're going to tackle ALL of your questions about the Moto Z, the Moto Z Force, and Moto Mods! Plus, we'll chat about mobile use in the military, Google's potential VR strategy, and what responsibility do companies have to provide access to encrypted devices? Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 210 of the ...

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    The dream may have been achieved, but can it come to the masses? Well, leave it to China to bring down the house. Last month, Tendigi developer Nick Lee had built a prototype of a hardware addition to an iPhone that can make it run Android. It seems like Haimawan, a company working with OS virtualization, has run with ...

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    And so it’s come to this. Boring rumors about boring accessories to be shipped with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus as standard. But wait, don’t go anywhere just yet. The latest assortment of iDevice speculation originating from Deutsche Bank researchers also includes some higher notes. The thing is these are well-known and ...

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    Mere days ahead of official financial reports coming from most of the mobile industry’s heavyweights, research firm TrendForce has issued its own worldwide smartphone market analysis for the year’s second quarter, with overall production volume sitting at a solid 315 million units, up 8.9 percent sequentially and ...

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    Two weeks may not sound like a very long time to wait for a mobile game to launch, but when talking the most successful smartphone title in US history, it’s an eternity. Just think of all the eggs you could have hatched since July 6, the day Niantic and Nintendo unleashed the highly anticipated Pokémon Go stateside, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some of the recent deals that you can find if you purchase a Moto Z at Best Buy. T-Mobile follows as the company shows us how roaming is done for the Rio Olympics. iOS 10 is next as some of the recent developments show us that water resistance is coming. Samsung then takes ...

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    Spotify has never made money, but it has to in order to survive. And the service will be under more pressure to make more money from its free users if Apple's proposed new flat-rate royalties model takes effect. So, the Swedish company has launched programmatic buying that lets advertisers target their 15-second or ...

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    Gripes have taken over Forumsville, Internetland once again, but it's not all for poor server management and broken promises of pizza. It all stems from a thread on the /r/TMobile subreddit talking about CEO John Legere's quick Twitter teaser on something new for the Un-carrier's customers. What did u do today? I just ...

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