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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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    You know what's cool? Having a bunch of connected gadgets. You know what sucks? Having a unique phone number for each and every one. Thanks to the proliferation of instant messaging and VOIP calling services, being tied to a mobile phone number has become less of an issue in recent years – but there are still those ...

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    Mobile devices are funny things. On the one hand, they’re basically computers, capable of large and complex computations in the blink of an eye. On the other hand, they’re very ephemeral in a way – not really designed to last beyond two years. This creates an interest phenomenon in the mobile space. After all, if ...

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    California and New York are working on bills that would prohibit (or severely restrict) encryption on phones. Why is encryption so important, and why are encryption laws that prohibit your ability to secure your devices and data such a bad idea? Back before these United States of America were recognized as a country, we ...

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    Voice assistants tend to be pretty helpful in getting you what you want to know. Google Now seems to be one of the more matured services that can get more than the basics down to an art. Cortana, being one of the newer players, is getting there quick — especially with cross-platform access. We refer to these types of ...

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    The fallout from the defense of T-Mobile's Binge On program streams on. In its short existence as an Un-carrier feature, the zero-rated video streaming service has gotten into hot water from the EFF while piquing the interest of the FCC. All the while, the company's CEO John Legere ferociously stood ground in not only ...

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    USB type-C is here in full force, offering convenient reversible cables, high power throughput for fast charging, and maybe even the dream of a brighter, more prosperous tomorrow. Or at least, it would, if we weren't still just a bit sore about having to buy a bunch of new accessories to support it. If your latest ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Microsoft's quarter results, and how this spells terrible news for Windows Phone. Samsung's quarter results followed and these didn't say much positive for today, but did for the future. Then we hear of Apple's plans with the iPhone 5se, a product that seems more geared ...

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    Update: Our official audio podcast publication will be set to run at 3:00am Eastern on Sundays most weeks. We'll advise you of special cases as necessary. And as always you can hit up the podcast post on the site for direct access to the download links as soon as they're up. Like, right now. Enjoy! Our CES followups are ...

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    Rumors are swirling about the compact iPhone 5se and super-sharp iPad Air 3 Apple might be unveiling as early as March, plus the iPhone 7 no doubt scheduled for a fall release, but it’s actually next year that we’ll likely see true innovation brought to iDevices. No, we don’t mean just AMOLED display technology, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the US listing of the Samsung Gear S2, and how much will the new variants cost. Microsoft follows as the company's Joe Belfiore was recently caught using an iPhone. The LG G5 is next as we hear more about the company's Magic Slot for expansion. Apple is next as the iPhone 7 ...

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    If there's one word that's thrown around a bit too liberally in the mobile tech field, it's “smart.” Sure, plenty of devices offer great connectivity options, run all manner of software, and are capable of some pretty impressive feats, but does that imbue them with some kind of indescribable quality of intelligence? ...

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    We don't ask a lot from the power adapters that feed out favorite mobile devices: they should be compact, easy to store, offer ample cable length, and if they can do all that without electrocuting us or bursting into flames, so much the better. Unfortunately, those latter concerns seem to have become a bit of big ask ...

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    We’re a month into the New Year, which is always a good time to take a look at the state of the mobile industry. Over the last couple years, we’ve watched Google and Apple march to the middle in addressing issues with the Android and iOS platforms respectively. We’re not looking at a one off feature, on an obscure ...

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    The first ever gargantuan iPad Pro was probably the main reason Apple prolonged its traditional 12-month 9.7-inch upgrade cycle for the first time in history, but if you feared the iPad Air had become history, there’s reportedly no reason to worry any longer. Several fairly trustworthy sources have been telling us to ...

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    When's the last time a new mobile gadget had you really excited? Were you awed by the sheer size of the iPad Pro? Rendered speechless by the 4K screen on the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium? Whatever that piece of hardware was, though, there's a good chance we're talking about a 2015 model. After all, so far this year we've yet ...

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    The smartphone industry's next big time to shine may be Mobile World Congress in just another month, but for fans of Apple hardware, the date to look forward to is a couple weeks further out still: since early December, we've been hearing about Apple's plans to introduce its latest mobile gear at an event sometime in ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we discuss the recent news of Spotify moving over to both video and podcasts. Then we discuss the Samsung Galaxy S7, and how the company will solve the need for expandability. HTC follows as we hear of the M10 making it to AT&T, and more on its design. LG follows as we hear that we ...

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    Facebook's on the cusp of a big transition, one that will give its users new ways to interact with shared content, expressing their feelings about what they're reading with a greatly expanded emotional vocabulary. Yup: we're talking about “likes.” The idea of Facebook expanding beyond simple “like” feedback is ...

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    Apple's latest financial figures are in, and to the surprise of no one, the company's once again bringing in a boatload of money. And while no one's been expecting Apple to suddenly stop being profitable, over the last few months we've heard all sorts of warnings that the party may be cooling off a bit for unchecked ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's recent job posting, and how it could improve the company's approach to VR hardware. Then we talk about the LG G5 as we discover some case renders that hint to its design. Apple is next as we notice that the iPad Air 3 borrows a lot from the iPad Pro. Samsung is ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about how the Microsoft Surface seems to be giving the NFL some trouble. Then we discuss Samsung's plans to expand VR to new markets. Samsung continues, this time as we hear of how bad it can be with its Marshmallow updates. Sony then tells us a little more about the lack of a ...

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    Apple hasn't jumped platforms very well. But everyone else has — which only serves to reinforce the idea that the iPhone is the phone to have forever and ever everywhere. Microsoft and Google have come to play, now there's word that Apple's largest competitor in the mobile space will bring its software over to the ...

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    As Spotify struggles with competition and licensing agreements with the music industry, it has decided to not only go into podcast distribution, but video as well. The company is introducing video content to its Android app in the US, UK, Germany and Sweden starting this week. The iOS app will get the update late next ...

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    Two weeks back, Apple gave developers their first look at the upcoming 9.3 release of iOS, and maybe most notable among the new features it delivered was a mode for adjusting screen color temperature in the hopes of offering more comfortable late-night usage: Night Shift. Apple's been continuing to refine things behind ...

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