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    Google gives Android apps a lot more leeway than we see from Apple with iOS, and it helps keeps users advised of just what their apps are and aren't able to do by means of the Android permissions system. Before installing an app, users are able to review what sort of access it needs, and decide not to go through with the installation should they find those permissions too broad. But recently Google attempted to streamline things by bundling permissions together, and not requiring users to approve the addition of new permissions during an automatic app update, so long as they were part of a ...

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    What's the most important thing you consider when choosing a mobile carrier? Selection of device? Well, unless you're bringing your own, it's sure something you'd better look at. Scope of coverage? Sure, more than just making sure you can get the fastest speeds, you'll want to check that there's coverage where you live in the first place. And we can't forget rates; you don't want to be paying more than you have to. But let's say you've already covered those important topics and are still undecided about which network to go with. What then? AT&T's got a new carrot on a stick it's ...

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    Despite the fact that there are many amazing third-party case options for LG's Nexus 5 smartphone, we know a lot of you prefer to have official accessories. An official Nexus 5 snap case has made its way over to Google Play, bearing a price tag just shy of $30. The case itself is very minimalistic and sleek, following a trademark Google design. It is lightweight, yet still looks to be durable, and boasts a low profile look. At the bottom rear side of the case, there is a Google logo, though Nexus aficionados may be disappointed that there is no Nexus logo (unless you opt for the Clear ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom and its launch details, aside from the rumors of a Google Play edition Galaxy S5. LG is next as we talk about the price and possible launch date for the G Watch, and we also do the same about the rumored LG G3. Then we talk about Apple and more specifically the iWatch as apparently the company is already building it, and it'll include a new chipset layout to allow its size and design. The iPhone 6 is next as we go through all the patents and rumors of the camera technology that will allow the phone to be thinner. We ...

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    We're sure it's annoying for those of you living in Europe, that the prices for almost every product in tech is exactly the same in numbers when compared to US prices, but with that exchange rate playing against you. Sadly it's a standard that has dominated the industry for a while, digital downloads from App Stores aren't exempt, and even though you'd think that companies would find ways to work around this, new legislation is actually about to make it more complicated. A recent law passed in the UK closes the loophole that allowed digital downloads to avoid UK taxes. According to the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new Google Play deals due to its anniversary celebration. Then we talk about Microsoft's Cortana, which just got featured on a leaked video. Samsung follows the news as we discover that the company is removing benchmark boosters from its phones. Apple follows as we expect iOS 7.1 to be launched very soon. We end today's show talking about Nokia and its plans to provide us kinetic charging for our smartphones. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google Play two-year anniversary deals incoming - Cortana gets featured in video ...

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    Mostly only people that have been living under a rock haven't noticed that one of the biggest booms in game consoles years ago was local and remote multiplayer support. It paved the way for the networks we see today, and it's the reason why services like Game Center on iOS exist today to a certain degree. The Google Play store also brought something similar to Game Center recently with its Google Play games, but this time the company is taking a step further in the multiplayer department. Today's Google Play Store update confirms that the company has just baked asynchronous multiplayer ...

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    I'm a bit of an app addict. Each time I setup a new phone, I install somewhere in the ballpark of 50 applications. That number varies, and over the year it has grown. The more apps I buy, the larger the number inevitably gets. That also means I've spent a lot of money on applications. Between iOS and Android alone, I've probably spent upwards of $600 on applications, games, and other digital content. That may seem like a lot of money, but it's been spread out over five years. And not everything was purchased at full price. In fact, a lot of the games, applications, books, and movies I ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Android 4.4.2 update that just reached Nexus devices, and why it's important. We then go through some of the issues that are haunting Lumia customers due to a bug in the Nokia Camera app. Qualcomm follows the news as its new Snapdragon 410 processor was just announced with 64-bit architecture. We then talk about our Pocketnow Weekly podcast, and our chance to win a nomination for a Stitcher award. We end today's show talking about the Google Edition Sony Xperia Z Ultra and LG G Pad 8.3, aside from the new and white Google Nexus 7. All this ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Dual-SIM and expandable HTC One reaching UK retail stores. We then talk about how US Carriers plan to avoid stolen phones to be activated outside the United States. Microsoft follows the news as the company is addressing some overheating issues with the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. YouTube is next as a recent dissection of the mobile app reveals a paid music service in the works. We end today's show talking about how Google pulled the CyanogenMod app from the Google Play Store. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Dual-SIM HTC One ...

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    It seems as if it was just yesterday that we were all celebrating the fact that a CyanogenMod installer became available on the Google Play Store. As the company became incorporated, it focused on making its services easier to use through the typical channels that every Android user knows in order to make it popular. This worked, and for a while we enjoyed the benefits behind it, but sadly this just came to a dramatic halt. As of today the CyanogenMod installer app was pulled from the Google Play Store. According to the CyanogenMod blog: "After reaching out to the Play team, their feedback ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's Nexus 7 deals, which are ironically not better than the deals we had already talked about a couple of days ago. We then talk about the Google Edition phones receiving Android 4.4 KitKat as of today. Then it's patent talk as we go through Samsung's probable new flagship feature for the Galaxy S 5. Apple follows the news as the company has also filed a patent, but this time in order to bring Lytro technology into the cameras of their future devices. We end today's show talking about the launch of the Moto G in the United States. All ...

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    Google's Nexus 5 launch failing to take place this past Tuesday was no big deal. We only had some secondhand rumors to go by, and there wasn't a hint of hard evidence to support the theory. Sure – it made enough sense, but so would have any day this week. In any case, we've gone back to keeping up with all the additional Nexus 5 leaks that continue to slip out, waiting patiently for a more accurate assessment of when this launch might really happen. While we've heard some "imaginative" theories, what we'd love to see is Google just start sending out its invites, taking away any more ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Sony's new strategy for selling smartphones and tablets, and why it avoids the US and China. We then talk about the leaked photos of the Nexus 5 running Android 4.4, along with all its changes. Later we talk about some tablet-optimized changes to the Google Play Store. We later focus on Nokia, their Lumia 2520 tablet, carrier availability, and its recently leaked render. We end today's show talking about Apple's iPhone 5C, and how it has disappointed in sales. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Sony's smartphone strategy involves ...

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    Mobile users, in general, are pretty stingy. "$2 for a calendar app? That's crazy! I'll use this free one." There's an argument to be made for free apps, sure. But the pricing scale of mobile applications has largely skewed our views of the value of said apps. The millions of applications which make our mobile devices … useful are typically much cheaper than their desktop counterparts. Where Mac and PC apps may cost anywhere from one to several thousand dollars, the vast majority of the most expensive mobile apps still cost less than $20. Most would assume the average price of mobile ...

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