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    One thing we haven't had to worry about in the US was paying taxes to get onto the big 'ol Internet. And we may never have to worry about it. The Senate has passed a trade enforcement bill in a 75-20 vote, one that contained the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act. It made permanent a recurring moratorium on state-levied ...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    There’s a pretty healthy economy online for selling and trading used smartphones. Unfortunately there’s no guarantee that even a well-kept and functional device wasn’t subjected to smoke and tar from a smoker. Maybe you can send the device back to the seller, but if you’re stuck with it, that’s a bummer. A ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent Apple Town Hall meeting, and what Tim Cook had to say about the future of the company. HTC follows as a Vive user manual that got leaked reveals what you need to use it. Then we discuss the leaked HTC One M10, and how it changes the company's current design ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new Android Wear update that just arrived, and what benefits users will be getting. Samsung follows as we still can't decipher what is meant with 360-degree something for its unpacked event. YouTube Red is next as we hear of some new differentiating factors coming. Then ...

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    Update: Hopefully you'll forgive the "airport" audio quality in the latter half of the show. Thanks for being patient. Fitbit gets a fancy new band, manufacturers old and new are picking up the Windows Mobile mantle and a phone that'll probably never see the light of day changes up its OS. It must be another week in ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Microsoft's acquisition of Swiftkey, and what this means for our beloved keyboard replacement. Then we continue with HTC's quarter results, and all the bad news that follow. The Apple Watch S is next, as we already hear of what to expect. We end today's show taking about ...

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    Tablet sales have been declining for the past couple of years. The dominant theory as to why tablet sales are declining is that smartphones are cutting into the market. The iPhone 6 Plus and 6S Plus in particular are culprits of this theory since the iPad is still the best selling tablet in the world, but the Note ...

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    The worldwide leader in PC shipments and one of the global top five smartphone manufacturers follows Apple, Samsung, Microsoft and Sony’s suit, among others, announcing a year-end quarterly financial report with equal highs and lows. Well, overall, we guess the good news subdues the bad in Lenovo’s shifting camp, as ...

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