HTC has been in our optical rodeo way too many times. Camera bad. Camera worse. Camera disaster. Sounds like drama much? Probably, but those assessments prove well against the changing camera landscape on smartphones. And each time we find ourselves in the wake of iteration after disappointment after innovation, we put the chips on the table on the Taiwanese OEM’s death knell. The company can’t get away with this anymore, right? Why is it so hard to do something that we, the media and the tech salon lurkers, characterize as a task so damn easy? Is the camera team [...]
Smartphone customers are always on the lookout for the “perfect” smartphone. So far, we haven’t seen it, not yet anyway. There’s always something that’s just not “good enough” to be perfect. The camera isn’t great. It doesn’t have an SD card slot. The battery is too small. There’s no Qi wireless charging in it. The screen uses the “wrong” technology. The colors aren’t “Miniman-tastic” (or is it “Miniman-ilicious”). You get my point. In short, manufacturers have to keep pandering to a [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Before the iPhone was born, everyone wanted an iPod. Back then you could carry around your entire music collection with you. Today, times have changed. MP3s have gotten larger and higher-quality, and individual songs are now easier to find and much easier to download. Taken together, the size of our music libraries has increased significantly since the “good ol’ days” of the original iPod.
Luckily, iPods have improved as well, but now most of us use our smartphones to do that which our iPods used to. Interestingly, a good deal of smartphones still come with [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the red aurora Samsung Galaxy S 4 and why you shouldn’t be excited. Then it’s more Samsung news as some leaked photos of their Tizen phone have emerged. Google is next as the company seems to be collaborating with Microsoft to fix the compliance issues with the YouTube app on Windows Phone 8. More Google news continues as leaked photos of the Nexus 4 running Android 4.3 leaked recently. We end today’s show talking about the Google HTC One that continues to be rumored along side with some new rumors of a phablet HTC [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the iOS 6.1 lock screen bugs. Then we move to the Nexus 4 and what Android 4.2.2 means to your device. The HTC One branding has now made some big highlights on soccer games and we can’t wait for the M7 to be the next device featured. Then we move to the Galaxy Note 8 and the recent leaks coming from Samsung. We end today’s show talking about Sailfish, and why it’s worth your time.
All this and more after the break.
Stories: – iOS 6.1 Lock Screen Bypass Grants Access to Private Info – Nexus [...]