Posts tagged with: Hangouts
  • by | September 25, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Amazon's new Kindle Fire HDX line-up, and what makes these tablets so hot. We later go through some rumors of Microsoft working on a Surface Mini that may be launched this year. Nokia is next as reports have their Nokia World event bringing a lot more than just one new Lumia. Google follows the news as we talk about the recent software updates they're performing. We end today's show talking about Samsung, beginning with curved displays, later with fingerprint scanners, and ending with a new Galaxy F series of flagship devices. All this and ...

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  • by | September 25, 2013 4:17 PM

    Mid-week slump got you feeling down? Tired about hearing of far-off smartphone launches and craving something new and interesting that's here now? We might have just the thing for you, at least if you're an Android user, with Google announcing some significant updates to both Gmail and its Hangout apps this afternoon. Hangouts replaced Talk this past summer, and that transition was met with more than a little resistance. One of the bigger frustrations it led to was users no longer being aware if the people they were attempting to contact were even online in the first place. This new update ...

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  • by | August 9, 2013 5:37 PM

    (Update 2: Video has been placed into private mode while we re-upload a replacement video, folks. Thanks for your patience.) (Update: added final viewer scores. See below.) For a while now, the mobile-tech review landscape has looked much the same. Reviewers like us craft lengthy written pieces packed with charts, photos, and videos, and readers like you ... read them. Sure, you have the opportunity to respond in the comments, and most good editors will answer questions there, but there's precious little real-time interaction between reader and reviewer. There's not much chance to ask ...

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  • by | July 15, 2013 10:15 AM

    The introduction of a consumer-centric smartphone greatly changed the landscape of mobile communication. Prior to the smartphone, voice calling was still largely the primary form of communication, the quickest and easiest way to get in touch or stay in touch while on the go. Of course, the introduction of SMS (simple message service), which allowed cell phone users to send 160 character messages back and forth, changed that. And email-enabled BlackBerrys and PDAs also changed the course for mobile communication once again. But the eventual introduction of the modern smartphone is what ...

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  • by | June 6, 2013 3:50 PM

    For a while now, the mobile-tech review landscape has looked much the same. Reviewers like us craft lengthy written pieces packed with charts, photos, and videos, and readers like you ... read them. Sure, you have the opportunity to respond in the comments, and most good editors will answer questions there, but there's precious little real-time interaction between reader and reviewer. There's not much chance to ask questions, seek clarifications, or take a quick look at that one little detail. For a while, we've been trying to break down the wall between reviewer and reader - to allow you ...

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  • by | May 20, 2013 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we uncover the GS4 Active leaked photographs. Then we talk about AT&T and their new commitment to remove restrictions for video chats over cellular data, but you know there's always a catch. Then we talk about smaller versions of Windows 8 tablets as the Acer Iconia W3 leaks a product that's ready for the market. Later we go through Google I/O's teasers on Key Lime Pie all through the presentations. We end today's show talking about the first Jolla smartphone running their Sailfish OS and what this means to the smartphone industry. All this and more ...

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  • by | May 17, 2013 6:00 AM

    At the opening Google I/O 2013 keynote, Google revealed that it would be taking a much different approach to the developer conference than it had in years past. It was less about consumers and consumer products, and more about services and developers – as it should be. Many were upset over the lack of new hardware and the lack of a true point update to the Android operating system. But as I explained in an editorial on Wednesday, there was much more to the keynote than what initially met the eye. It was about updating the OS in a way all existing users (or every user on version 2.2 and ...

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  • by | May 16, 2013 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the white Nexus 4 launch rumors along with a possible launch date for Android 4.3. Then we talk about the recent dispute between Google and Microsoft over the custom-made YouTube Windows Phone 8 app. Then let's talk about Google hangouts and how AT&T is spoiling the fun for everyone. We later go through the rumors of a much cheaper Microsoft Surface 2, though that's the only good news so far. We end today's show talking about the Google HTC One, and how the whole concept was dismissed as quick as we wished for it not to. All this and more ...

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  • by | May 16, 2013 12:12 PM

    Were you starting to get excited about the new Google Hangouts? Gave it an early try, liked what you saw, and this news of SMS integration made things sound even better? Unfortunately, someone just had to go and rain on this parade, and this time the bad guy is AT&T, once again sticking its nose into how apps use its wireless data network. Remember all the utter nonsense AT&T spewed over FaceTime on iOS? First limiting access to those users on certain plans, then based on whether you had an HSPA+ or LTE iPhone? Even when it started getting really permissive, it still blocked access ...

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