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    As our phones get more powerful, wireless networks faster, and storage options more plentiful, it's very easy for a developer to let his or her app start getting “fat.” Optimizations become a less important distraction, leaving more time to deliver new features. Of course, not everyone's lucky enough to have ...

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    Pockentow 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 ...

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    Samsung, despite being something of a copy-cat, makes great hardware. It's smartphones, especially those in the Galaxy S family, are fabulous pieces of hardware. Phablets like the Note, and the Note Edge cater to those of us who want larger devices, but don't want to pack around a tablet (or a tablet and a smartphone, ...

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    Windows 10, Windows Holographic, and an 84-inch Microsoft Surface – say whaaaaat? A Galaxy S6 Edge with dual curves and an HTC M9 with a square camera? Get outta town! Hackers hacking the very fabric of the cellular network to listen in on your calls to grandma? Shut the front door. And hold on to your hats, because ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's current market share in countries like South Korea, something that affects Samsung and LG. Then we talk about Microsoft's plans to make the Lumia Camera a default on Windows 10 smartphones. HTC follows as we see more leaks of the One M9, and lacking some hardware. ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Microsoft confirmation on when we can expect another flagship Windows Phone. We then talk more about Microsoft, and this time it's about the sad future that Windows RT and the Surface RT and Surface 2 will face. Qualcomm and LG follow as we discuss more on the Snapdragon ...

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    Sony has proven to have a great track record with Android software updates, ever since the company said goodbye to the old Sony Ericsson brand. Even today, we've seen the company update legacy flagships like the first Xperia Z, and its timing for updates is also competitive. We've seen the company tease its Android 5.0 ...

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    When Android 5.0 Lollipop landed last year, one of the most important features was full support for 64-bit CPUs. Now that the software supports it, it's only a matter of time before devices start being made to make full use of the software – it's only natural – and just as Senior Editor Joe Levi predicted, 64-bit is ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's new policy for app submissions as of February 1st. Then we talk about the Galaxy S6, and how it might not be waterproof, in addition to a possible event date. Then the rest of the show is all about Microsoft, starting with the company's announcement of the mobile ...

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    We saw a lot of really cool innovations from Microsoft today. There's so much to be excited about in the coming months. New hardware will be released that will run Windows 10, new phones will be announced. Cortana (Microsoft's answer to Siri and "OK Google") will land on the desktop and help give you the information ...

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    Google's interests continue to grow year after year: from search, to phones, to self-driving cars, to fiber optic internet. On the phone side, Google already runs development of its operating system, sells its own brand of Android hardware, and publishes its own apps – really, all that's left for it to become a ...

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    Even with the supremacy of Microsoft Office in the productivity space, and considering Microsoft's new push to bring more desktop-like features to its mobile platforms, it's clear that there is a big platform war going on. Google's launch of Docs, Sheets and Slides as separate apps that segregate from Google Drive was a ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about YouTube's recent changes on Android, and a teaser for filters to come. Sharp follows as it brings the flip phone back from the dead with a new Aquos. Qualcomm follows as we learn of its new Snapdragon SoC roadmap. HTC then takes the stage as we find leaked photos of the One ...

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    What's the only thing better than having your phone or tablet loaded to the brim with all the latest apps? Why, having access to those hot-off-the-presses updates before the rest of your friends, that's what. If you count yourself among the hundred-million-plus Instagram users out there, and Android's your mobile ...

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    E-Ink. It powers everything from the YotaPhone 2 to the Amazon Kindle. It's simultaneously one of the most understated and futuristic display technologies around. And it's being put to use in devices and venues you've never even thought of. But what exactly is E-Ink, and how does it work? That's a question we had for ...

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    Back when HDTV really took off a decade ago, displays everywhere started transitioning from the 4:3 aspect ratios with which we'd been familiar to much more widescreen ratios like 16:9, 16:10, or even those more extremely stretched. That may have made a degree of sense for entertainment hardware on which media ...

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    When MWC gets started in another few weeks, we fully expect to see smartphone and tablet companies deliver a deluge of new products all at once. And while many will do just that, HP has apparently decided that it can't even wait that long, today announcing a boatload of new tablet hardware running the gamut from Android ...

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    Facebook hasn't been quite successful with its attempts to branch out into different services. So far the company has only found success in services it has acquired, like WhatsApp with 700 million users, and Instagram with 300 million users. The only in-house service that has found parallel success to Facebook is its ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's final plans with BlackBerry. Then we continue talking about Samsung, this time regarding the possible design of the Galaxy S6. Yes, we then have more Samsung to talk about, but now we focus on some good news for its future wearable. HTC follows as we learn more ...

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    Sometimes you want your photo or video to accurately reflect the real world – device makers keep upping the ante when it comes to camera hardware and software in efforts to make their models capable of the cleanest capturing possible. But sometimes you want to play around with the way things look, and for that we have ...

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    Google's latest Android release is 5.0.2, though that might come as a surprise to even many Nexus users, as the company's been a little slow in getting updates out to its own flock of pure-Android hardware. First the 2012 WiFi Nexus 7 saw a factory image land back in December, and just last week a couple new images ...

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    What happens when you join two companies that aren't really going through their best times? Well, it's hard to compare Samsung to BlackBerry, as Samsung is simply not reaching its goals, while BlackBerry is in dire need to re-invent itself one more time. We've been hearing reports of Samsung wanting to acquire ...

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    Every year at the Consumer Electronics Show, thousands of people fly into Las Vegas to get a firsthand look at all of the amazing new technology that the rest of us can only dream of seeing. Thankfully for those who can’t make it, Pocketnow makes it their mission to bring some of the best mobile tech coverage from the ...

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    Not that long ago whenever you talked about mobile tech it went hand-in-hand with a stylus that you'd use to input all your data. Our PDAs, whether Palm Pilots, Window CE Palmtops, or Apple Newtons, all came with a stylus. Most were basic, but there were web stores that offered upgrades to add a little panache to what ...

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    Updated with links to stream and download the high-quality audio version of the podcast, as well as time-codes to navigate your way through the podcast. We hope you enjoyed this week's show, and we'll see you right back here for Episode 132 of the Pocketnow Weekly next week! A coming HTC event, a two-faced smartphone, ...

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