Posts tagged with: iOS
  • by | April 22, 2014 6:31 PM

    Nike has shocked the world lately as it decided to ditch its FuelBand line-up, along with also killing its whole wearable division. We've seen tremendous growth in fitness trackers, and also in the concept of making your smartwatch help you track your fitness as well, so many are wondering why would Nike ever consider killing one of the products that started it all. New rumors point to the reasons why this is happening, and these have all to do with Apple. Recent rumors have emerged that Apple and Nike are teaming up to bring these services to the iWatch. We've seen how Nike has made it's ...

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  • by | April 22, 2014 6:19 PM

    Today is Earth day, and as a result, many companies take it upon themselves to make their environmental efforts public. We've seen Apple do some significant leaps in making its facilities greener over the years, and the same can be said about its planned "spaceship campus 2". What we never expected was for Apple to actually use this opportunity to take a stab at its most famous competitor, Samsung. Cupertino's new ad, which can be found in many news papers around the claims that "There are some ideas it would want every company to copy". The text within the ad reads: "There’s one area ...

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  • by | April 22, 2014 5:55 PM

    Even though rumors continue of Apple building two models of the iPhone 6, a 4.7-inch model and a 5.5-inch model, we continue hearing that Apple won't be able to launch both models at the same time. We've almost lost hope for a 4.7-inch model launching at WWDC in June, and instead we're expecting it to launch for the holiday season. Still, rumors backed the 5.5-inch model to launch sometime by the end of the year as well, at least, until today. It seems that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 phablet might be delayed, and it's hard to predict if that means that we won't see the device launching this ...

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  • by | April 22, 2014 4:17 PM

    Smartphone manufacturers have turned it up to 11 this year. For many, it's do or die. Take HTC for example. Its sales, revenues, market share, and mind share have all been consistently dwindling over the last several years. Even while the company has remained relevant and maintained its habit of creating spectacular, beautiful, competitive devices, its stance in the market, particularly in comparison to Samsung and Apple, is paltry. And despite bringing home handfuls of awards with the One (M7), little has changed for the company. Granted, HTC has the means of keeping its business afloat ...

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  • by | April 22, 2014 3:35 PM

    When we think “Google Play Store Devices,” the first thing that pops into our head is the Nexus series. But Google's been slowly adding hardware to its selection over the years, and now you'll also find Google Play edition Androids, the Chromecast, an assortment of Chrome OS laptops, and a bunch of accessories. Today Google opens up a new chapter in hardware sales, offering the Nest Learning Thermostat. As you may recall, Google announced back in January that it was acquiring Nest. While it wasn't obvious at the time what all this would mean for Google's long term home automation ...

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  • by | April 22, 2014 2:30 PM

    Even though the rumors of iOS 7.1.1 were scarce, we did know that the company was already testing it in Apple's campus recently. We're just a few months away from the possible launch of iOS 8 to the public, but many of those that were running iOS 7 still considered it unfinished. Plagued with many bugs, or app compatibility, Apple had to do something to make its customers happy, and it just did. The company has just launched iOS 7.1.1 to the public, and this update focuses mainly on ironing it some issues with its mobile operating system. The bug fixes include improvements to Touch ID, for ...

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  • by | April 21, 2014 8:30 PM

    Apple's launch of the iWatch is imminent, though still hard to predict when it comes to specific timing. We've heard tons of rumors regarding what to expect from the products, and we do know that Apple has been hard at work to trademark names like "iWatch" under its portfolio over the last couple of months. Just like Apple dropped the "Apple Computer" name a couple of years ago in order to reflect the fact that it didn't only build computers, the company is also making some changes to what the name "Apple" can provide in the US and abroad. Cupertino is now extending the "Apple" trademark ...

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  • by | April 21, 2014 7:42 PM

    Sony pictures is still on track to build a Steve Jobs biopic in the next coming years. We've heard rumors of "The Social Network's" director David Fincher in-charge of the movie, and Christian Bale playing the leading roll of Steve Jobs, but recent reports claim that Sony wasn't able to land a monetary agreement with Fincher. Obviously the fact that a new director had to be cast for the movie will also bring changes in the actors to be chosen, and those changes seem big. Danny Boyle is now reportedly cast for directing the movie, and these reports also have it that he's already in talks ...

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  • by | April 21, 2014 7:01 PM

    Even though many complain that playing a game on the iPhone's minuscule 4-inch display is cumbersome, that doesn't change the fact that people use the iPhone and iPod Touch for gaming quite often. That said, the fact that you can find almost every iPhone game on Android these days makes it less compelling for users to keep an iPhone just to play a specific batch of games. Apple doesn't seem too happy with that lately, and new reports point to the company's new strategy. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple and even Google are looking into landing some exclusive deals with game ...

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  • by | April 21, 2014 5:09 PM

    Most of us have complained continuously because Apple has been reluctant to adopt standards like NFC in order to comply with the existing trend of mobile payments systems. We have heard of rumors pointing to an iPhone 6 and even the iWatch sporting NFC, but given the lukewarm reception that mobile payments has received, it begs to wonder if Apple is really adopting the technology for payments or not. New rumors point to Apple's current status in this arena, and it seems that Cupertino has finally decided to wake up. Reports have Apple looking to hire some industry executives that'll help ...

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  • by | April 18, 2014 11:59 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's at-home Glass trial program, and how this might push the platform. Apple follows the news as the company is reportedly working with Shazam to add more iOS 8 functionality. HTC is next as it seems the company is planning to bring optical zoom to smartphones in the future. HTC also makes headlines because the company apparently hired a Samsung marketing guru to push the One line-up. We end today's show talking about Google's probable plans to bring us a more affordable Nexus smartphone. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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  • by | April 18, 2014 8:28 PM

    It's not just new iPad shots we've got for you tonight, and in addition to those leaks of possible iPad Air 2 imagery, some new renders of the iPhone 6 have come to our attention, giving us a little preview of what we might hope to expect from Apple's design. Keep in mind, these aren't purporting to be anything official, and are instead fan renders put together based upon much of the iPhone 6 information that's surfaced in previous leaks and rumors. That includes things like those recent shots of iPhone cases showing Apple moving the phone's power button from its top edge to one side, as ...

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  • by | April 18, 2014 7:30 PM

    What could we hope to see from Apple's next full-sized iPad: the iPad Air 2, iPad 6, or whatever you want to call it? Sure, rumors have flirted with the idea of a new, larger iPad, and there will almost certainly be another iPad mini this year, but what about the standard 9.7-inch slate? Some new photos have just leaked, and while they don't seem to show much at first, a closer examination suggest Apple is making some big changes to the tablet's internals. Layout-wise, the front panel you see here doesn't appear to differ much from the current iPad Air: same front-facer, thin side bezels, ...

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  • 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 4:12 PM

    These past few months, we've been noticing efforts from Facebook to mix things up on mobile devices a little bit, like revealing Paper back in January, or the recent action to place a greater focus on Messenger. Today we learn of Facebook's new plan to help smartphone users connect with their friends by leveraging the location data our phones generate, with its announcement of a feature it's calling Nearby Friends. With Nearby Friends activated, the Facebook app on your phone will give you a heads-up when your pals are in the same vicinity as you, letting you make plans to meet up, should ...

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