Posts tagged with: Apple

Founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, Apple is the most valuable tech company in the World. Apple started as a computer company but today it has become one of the largest smartphone producing companies in the world. Other than iPhone, Apple is well known for its products such as iPods, iPad, iTunes, and Macs. The company's latest smartphone was iPhone 4, that is widely praised for its hardware as well as software. Apple's portable devices are powered by iOS mobile operating system. Read our Apple coverage for the latest iPhone news, reviews and videos:

  • by | April 17, 2014 7:26 PM

    Did you drop $1500 on Google Glass earlier this week? Or did you just register for your chance at snagging one of those $900 Google I/O tickets? Maybe you're just looking to put away a little nest egg for summer; whatever the reason, if you're interested in saving a buck or two, we've got a couple offers you might want to check out, hitting deals on both the Android and iOS sides of the mobile platform fence. Last year's iPad mini with the Retina display is a stunning tablet, feels great to use, and measures up favorably in comparison to its larger sibling. When we reviewed the model we ...

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  • by | April 17, 2014 4:06 PM

    The popularity of services like Shazam and SoundHound have proven to be quite substantial lately. To even consider it possible for your smartphone to detect a song that's playing on the radio a decade ago was a dream. Today however, we see services like Bing being able to detect songs natively without the need of a third-party app, and it seems Apple wants to follow these footsteps. Bloomberg reports that Apple plans to bring song identification to iOS 8, and apparently the company will use Shazam to get the job done. The report mentions that: "The company is planning to unveil a ...

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  • by | April 17, 2014 2:27 PM

    Apple's launch of the iPhone 5c has been met with some very interesting results. The company has been stuck with millions of units in stores and in factories, and as a countermeasure to this overstock, the company has decided to sell a, dare we say "cheaper", iPhone 5c with just 8GB of storage in certain markets. You'd think that coming from a company like Apple, this was the move it had to make to have these sell, but you won't be surprised at the results. The company has just launched the 8GB iPhone 5c in additional countries, the list including: Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, ...

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  • by | April 17, 2014 12:35 PM

    Even though the trend of "dot-one" updates from companies like Microsoft and Google has been noticeably significant lately, Apple's way of handling these is always a mixed bag. We have seen cases where these updates are significant, but the launch of iOS 7.1 proved to be more a bug-fix update than a feature-packed one. We've heard rumors of Apple preparing itself for the launch of iOS 8 in June, but new rumors reveal some additional updates in-between. Google Analytics is already showing some devices within Apple's campus that are navigating websites on iOS 7.1.1. Sadly there are still no ...

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  • by | April 16, 2014 5:49 PM

    Last Friday we got a look at an image of what were supposed to be cases for Apple's new iPhone 6 designs, and they suggested that beyond simply getting larger, the handsets might take the liberty to reposition some of their hardware. Specifically, we saw signs that could be interpreted as Apple moving the phone's sleep/power button from the top edge to along the side, possibly as a concession to one-handed usage with these larger form factors. But despite that addition of a new button cutout, the old top-edge cutout was still in place. Which was it gonna be? Today some new pics attempt to ...

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  • by | April 16, 2014 1:30 AM

    A smartphone kill switch, as described by CTIA's Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment, is "a baseline anti-theft tool" which will come, at no additional cost to the customer, pre-installed, or downloadable, on the first phones produced after July 2015, by the manufacturers adhering to the document. Network operators, manufacturers, and OS builders that adhered so far include Apple, AT&T, Google, HTC, Huawei, Motorola, Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon Wireless. This so called kill switch will likely grace your next phone -- if manufactured ...

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  • by | April 15, 2014 6:43 PM

    Apple's launch of CarPlay came with a couple of basic complications, mainly because the launch didn't include any vehicle that actually supports it. With Car manufacturers launching compatible models until later this year, it's hard to see a mainstream adoption of the service if you have to purchase a new vehicle to enjoy it. Luckily manufacturers like Pioneer are looking to solve this problem for many of us that don't plan to buy a new car, and the company has just made its launch plans official. Pioneer has just announced that it'll provide a firmware update to its existing line-up of ...

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  • by | April 11, 2014 3:30 PM

    When an avalanche of reviews is rumbling its way down your mountain, it's rarely easy to assemble a podcast team – but as we frequently remind you, the Pocketnow Weekly has never missed a week, and we'll be damned if it'll do so now. So despite the forthcoming reviews of the Samsung Galaxy S 5, Gear Fit, Gear 2, Oppo Find 7a, Nokia X, and the just-completed reviews of the ZENS Qi line, BlackBerry 10.2.1, and the Verizon HTC One M8, we're banding together behind microphones in three separate cities on two continents to bring you the news and editorials of a very busy week in mobile. ...

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  • by | April 11, 2014 3:54 AM

    Windows Phone 8.1 might not be available for your phone just yet -- but it will hopefully arrive soon -- but Microsoft seems to be preparing everything for when the refresh hits your device. And, if you own a Windows Phone, chances are you're using a PC; however, if you're the exception, and your computer of choice is a Mac, you might want to update your Windows Phone app client. The new version is available to download and Windows Phone 8.1 support is just one of the changes Microsoft added to the app. You will now also be able to drag and drop .DNG files to Browse Device UI, and there ...

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  • by | April 10, 2014 11:46 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the availability of the HTC One M8 on other carrier stores and even Best Buy. Then we talk about some next-generation iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display rumors which include an A8 chip and Touch ID. Then we talk about the iPhone 6, the rumors of a 5.5-inch 1080p display on one model though with varied sapphire scenarios. The iWatch follows the news as we talk about the rumor that there are two models, both fashionable, but one may cost thousands of dollars. We end today's show talking about Motorola's new President and COO, and ...

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  • by | April 10, 2014 1:27 PM

    Apple is expected to not only redesign the iPhone this year, but rumors point to the company working on more than one device in order to satisfy the demand of those that want a bigger phone. Since some people value one-handed usability and others don't, reports have that Apple will bring a 4.7-inch and a 5.5-inch iPhone to the table this year. There are conflicting rumors on the launch date for these phones, but new predictions point to what we should expect from hardware. KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi-Kuo predicts that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will sport a 1334x750 Retina display at 326 ...

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  • by | April 10, 2014 12:17 PM

    With Apple's push into the fitness and health-oriented sector with iOS 8, none of the rumors we've seen will make any sense without the company launching a fitness wearable device. We've been hearing tons of rumors of the company bringing us an iWatch that will provide this functionality, but we've heard very little of what to expect from it. New predictions from credible sources give us an idea of what to expect, and its both good and bad. More predictions from credible sources claim that Apple will build two iWatch models to fit various wrists, 1.3 inches and 1.5 inches. Both devices ...

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  • by | April 9, 2014 11:37 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's decision to take legal action against certain publications due to the review of the Galaxy S5. Apple follows the news as we learn that VP of iOS software Greg Christie departs Apple over issues with Jony Ive. Nokia is next as we learn what the company is doing to keep the deal with Microsoft going with government agencies. We then talk about Apple's iPhone 6 and the release plan for the 4.7-inch model and the 5.5-inch model. We end today's show talking about the cool new changes that may come to Google Now very soon. All this and ...

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  • by | April 9, 2014 7:50 PM

    Apple's advertising efforts have been in the spotlight recently with the Apple vs. Samsung trial. We've seen how disappointed Apple is about its own advertising efforts with the iPhone, and how shocked Phil Schiller is at the fact that Apple's marketing firm doesn't land a smart way to counteract Samsung lately. It was only a matter of time before Apple did something about it, and reports have it that things started today. It seems that Apple has just hired four new digital ad agencies, including WPP's AKQA, Interpublic Group's Huge, Area 17, and Kettle. According to the report: "The ...

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  • by | April 9, 2014 6:06 PM

    As much as people may criticize Apple for retaining the original user interface that we saw with iOS 6 and prior, there's no denying that it changed the industry in 2007. Greg Christie was one of the leaders of this revolution, coming up with ideas that have become basic features of any smartphone today, like slide-to-unlock. Sadly with the departure of Scott Forstall, and with the appointment of Jony Ive as the decision maker behind the visual design of iOS, it seems that things got a little too dramatic between the two. Christie's team was responsible for the redesign of iOS 7, but ...

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