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    There are a ton of mobile applications. Between Android and iOS, there were nearly 1.8 million applications as of May and June. Of course, that number is somewhat inflated, if you count the number of free and premium versions of the same application, and duplicate applications across both platforms (Evernote, Dropbox, Skype, etc.). Chances are, that number is quickly approaching one million a piece, and that means a couple things. There is an application for virtually everything. Seriously. Take a minute and think of something you wish there were an app for. Take another second to search ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Samsung Galaxy S 4 with LTE-Advanced which was recently announced for the Korean market. We later talk about LG and the recently leaked photos of the Optimus G2. HTC follows with a new 8XT smartphone that borrows some Boom Sound love for Windows Phone, aside from the launch rumors of the HTC One mini. Motorola is next as we have a new logo, new leaks of a phone, and a new series of smartphones that will be called the Droid ULTRA. We end today's show talking Google's launch of their Google Edition HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S 4. All this ...

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    Application support is everything nowadays. It can make or break operating systems or ecosystems, and send entire companies into an eternal abyss, otherwise known as irrelevancy. Without proper support from major services and app developers, users constantly have to search high and low for alternatives, or simply learn to do without. And getting used to a broad application library, such as Google Play or Apple's App Store, making the switch to another platform, is tough. Even supplementing your needs with a secondary operating system (i.e.: a Windows Phone smartphone and an iPad, or any ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the ASUS Fonepad and our coverage of the device. Then we go through Windows Phone and some revealing stats from a recent poll in the United States. Google is next as we cover the news regarding the Play Store's new app update policies. We later talk about Qualcomm's plans to begin deploying the Snapdragon 800 processor and what this means for the mobile industry. We end today's show talking about Samsung's plans to bring us the Galaxy S 4 Active, a ruggedized version of their new flagship. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ASUS ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about T-Mobile's bold iPhone trade-in plans to give you an iPhone 5. Then we talk about Samsung's new ad campaign for the Galaxy S 4, with a different twist to last year. Then we go through a new Google Giveaway of nexus devices, with a very ironic strategy to allow you to participate. Later we talk about the iPad 5 display leaks, and what this means to the next flagship tablet from Apple. We end today's show talking about Office for iOS and Android, and the bad news behind the probable new release date. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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    "Get ready for a simpler Google Play." That's what Google had to say in a blog post about the upcoming version of their Play Store. "The new design focuses on bigger images that jump off the page. Similarly themed content is grouped together so you can hone in on a magazine to read or an app to try. As you move down the page, new recommendations continue to appear so there is always more to see and explore. We've also simplified purchasing so you can breeze through checkout and get to enjoying your movie rental or other content." Google has been progressively improving ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 along with our full review. Then we talk about Windows Phone 8 and its possible adoption of 1080p displays in the future. Nokia is next as there are rumors of another flagship device coming to AT&T. Google takes the news afterwards, first as we talk about the new Google Play Store debuting and we even tell you how to get it now. We then talk about Google's surprising yank of at least 60,000 apps from the store due to bad quality. We end today's show talking about Europe's recent accusations against ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about how Facebook Home got leaked, tested and shown-off. Then we go through two Nokia Lumia 928 rumors, which sadly don't match the Catwalk project. Later we talk about the Samsung S Orb Camera software project, which doesn't seem that groundbreaking now that we get some leaks. Later it's Google Play Store leaks and Babel Chat services for Google in the near future. We end today's show talking about the possibility of Google buying the Whatsapp messenger service. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Facebook Home Leaks, Allows An Early ...

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    Google isn't that big on leaks, but with Google I/O a solid month away, rumors are part of what we'll see and hear for the next days to come. It's hard to give you a solid idea on what to expect, but the two rumors that have sounded the most on the web are the Google Play redesign for Android, and the Babel unified chat service. As opposed to Apple's approach where you have different stores for everything, the leaks of the Google Play Store version 4.0 seem to retain their philosophy of having one store to serve everything, which is definitely how things should be. Now, aside from looks, ...

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    Back when Amazon announced its Kindle Fire HD lineup last September, it shared news of an expansion in functionality of its X-Ray feature. While that had let you get more information on books you were reading in the past, this change meant that similar insight was coming to movies you watched on your Kindle Fire HD. Now it looks like Google is taking a page from Amazon's playbook, introducing similar functionality to Google Play Movies and TV. The way this works, when you're watching a movie where info cards are available (Google insists that "hundreds" are currently supported, and more ...

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    Changes are coming to Google Play, like the all-new News section we learned about last week. More than just a new media category, though, the app is set to get a big visual overhaul, as revealed through an early look at Google Play 4.0. The big change is the Now-ification of Play, throwing out its old dark look for something brighter with big text and big images. While the general structure of the app and the individual screens you'll see remain unchanged, the presentation gets tweaked enough to make it feel quite new. You might notice that News doesn't seem to make an appearance here, but ...

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    Google Play already gives Google a place to keep a whole bunch of disparate content under one roof, containing everything from apps to magazines. Based on some analysis of code used for the web-based Google Play Store, it looks like Google could be preparing itself to add one more group to the types of content Play provides, putting the framework in place for Google Play News. Text strings present in Play Store javascript reference Google Play News, along with subscriptions to News content. It also looks like Google will be using yellow to signify News content. For now, there's been no ...

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    Google Play may be the place to go for getting your first shot at buying new Nexus hardware, but it can really drag its feet when it comes to selling accessories alongside their host devices. It took until last month for Google to start offering the Nexus 4's wireless charger, but that actually showed up in a relative hurry compared to the accessory we're talking about today. We've been hearing third-party retailers talk about the Nexus 7 dock for a few months now, and now Google has finally gotten around to joining them, adding the $30 dock to its Google Play offerings. Last night, Google ...

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    Early this month, we saw retailers open pre-orders for the long-overdue wireless charging dock for Google's Nexus 4, finally giving us a price for the accessory: sixty dollars. Sure, that's a bit expensive for something that only charges your phone, but it wasn't that excessive compared to what some other wireless chargers sell for. It was nice to see the charger finally about to become available, but it kept us wondering if Google would ever get around to offering the accessory itself. Well, less than two weeks later it finally has, and today the charging orb is now available for sale in ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent rumors of Apple and Intel working together to build a new watch. Then Toshiba makes the scene after years of smartphone irrelevance to show us their new project, which consists of bringing Lytro technology to smartphones. Later we talk about the Sony Xperia X and Xperia Z which are rumored to be launched at CES 2013. Believe it or not, the HTC HD2 is next after almost half a decade of existence, and this time because it can now run Windows RT. We end today's show talking about Google's app choices for 2012's best. Yes, blooper ...

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