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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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    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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    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 his ball and runs home after people tweet mean things about his Super Bowl photo. Another week of mobile technology news has passed, ...

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    We're about to find ourselves positively inundated by announcements of new mobile hardware with MWC looming ever so close, but some companies just can't wait until the big expo to share their latest news, and are already getting a head start with early launches. We just told you about one of Qualcomm's newest SoCs, as ...

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    If you perhaps felt the two-stage rollout of cumulative Windows 10 updates for Technical Previewers didn’t cover everyone’s particular beta testing needs, Microsoft is today announcing a third so-called “ring.” This one’s aptly dubbed Release Preview, and joins the previously introduced Fast and Slow rings to ...

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    The wound grows deeper from the discharge of the Nokia acquisition. Microsoft, having recently revealed the mobile unit's poor performance and forecast, has announced it would have to lay off "dozens" more jobs separate from the 2,300 eliminations the company took in Finland last year. That round of cuts resulted in the ...

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    Love it or hate it, it's hard to deny that the NuAns Neo with its two-tone, multi-color (to say nothing of multi-material) back panel is one of the most eye-catching Windows 10 Mobile smartphones we've seen to date – and arguably ever will. When we first learned about the phone last month, the hardware sounded pretty ...

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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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    Alcatel OneTouch came to CES ready to show off some new hardware, introducing us to devices like the Windows 10 Mobile edition of the Fierce XL, which just landed at T-Mobile today. But for all the cool stuff we saw then, we've had an inkling that the main attraction was holding back for MWC. And indeed, in the weeks ...

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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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    In any industry, you will generally find three competing standards that stand out above the rest of the field. Look no further than Windows, Mac, and Linux. That’s just one example, but there is a certain beauty to this rule of three that one must appreciate. Unless one is not an Android or iOS fan, then this rule ...

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    When the original Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL variant debuted on T-Mobile and MetroPCS last fall, the affordable 5.5-inch Android understandably went unnoticed by most smartphone consumers, as it simply faced too much direct opposition, including from higher-profile brands, to stand out from the pack. But the Windows 10 ...

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    Microsoft changed its ways on many positive levels with the newest version of the world’s most popular desktop operating system, letting owners of genuine Windows 7 and 8 copies board the 10 bandwagon for free, and promising and delivering more frequent updates as part of a revised “OS as a service” code. The ...

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    "We are breeding the cow and they are milking it." The first-ever internet adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin believes the country is being taken advantage of by US tech companies and local lawmakers are only letting them get away with it. German Klimenko wants the madness to end. In a 90-minute interview, ...

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    Windows 10 as a platform is one that, if nothing, else, is chock full of potential. Whether it just gets by or manages to thrive is going to depend a lot on how able manufacturers and devs are to tap in to a lot of that promise, from universal apps that effortlessly transition between device types, to tools that ...

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    We just started off the month looking forward to news of the first Windows 10 Mobile smartphone from VAIO, the once Sony-helmed brand generally known for sleek, fashionable, premium hardware. And while we didn't let our expectations run away with us, the handset we ultimately saw launch was pretty respectable. It got a ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we discuss ways to save on the Apple Watch, as certain retailers already have it on sale. Then we talk about Instagram as the company has now launched new features to allow you to handle multiple accounts. Lenovo follows as the company's hardware plans for the Moto X 2016 already seem in ...

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    I’m a little disheartened by some of the commentary regarding video features like Ultra HD resolution. We’ve had the capability to shoot UHD video on our phones for a couple years now, but people still dismiss the benefits of saving four times more pixels than "Full HD" video. We’re going to dispel some myths, ...

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    As if all of a sudden going back on promises of unlimited cloud storage and also downgrading free OneDrive plans wasn’t enough to alienate users who can always choose Google Drive or Dropbox, Microsoft just bungled things further by inexplicably limiting people’s accounts to 1TB digital hoarding space. Don’t get ...

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    In a wide-ranging interview with Business Insider, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gave his perspective on how his former homebase is faring. As the company's largest individual shareholder, he's been disappointed with the lack of information about revenues from cloud services as competition from Amazon in ...

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    If AT&T, T-Mobile and Comcast pulled zero-rate schemes in India like they did in the US, they would have to stop today. Similarly, Facebook is actually going to have to stop in its tracks from promoting its Free Basics program in the country. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has banned "discriminatory ...

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    Windows 10 Mobile may be the future of Microsoft's smartphone platform, but for the moment users have precious few hardware options for enjoying the new OS. You've got a handful of Lumia models from Microsoft, sure, but the majority of Lumia phones are still waiting for their official W10M updates to arrive. That's left ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about T-Mobile's recent offers for LTE tablets and smartphones for Valentines Day. Then we talk about the OnePlus 2 as the company has now surprised us with a price drop on its latest flagship. The smartwatch market follows as we hear of the current marketshare of the Apple ...

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    Microsoft doesn’t seem to care too much about the year’s fast-approaching biggest celebration of love, but it’s not going to let George Washington’s birthday go unnoticed, offering a slew of Presidents Day discounts on some of the company’s hottest gadgets. Through February 20, the Microsoft Band 2 will again ...

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    Like that football game that just happened, this news may not end up being a total upset to Windows 10 Mobile fans. After whiffs of a more-than-decent mid-range Lumia 850 — perhaps as Microsoft's last of the last Lumia phones — have settled, it seems that a change in the narrative was called for. Sidlers at Baidu's ...

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