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    Now that iOS 6.1 has landed, where's the rumored jailbreak? We've been hearing that a fully-working untethered jailbreak has been nearly ready for public release, and that the developers behind it were waiting for Apple to deliver iOS 6.1 before its distribution, in order to prevent the company from closing up any holes used to achieve the needed exploits. We've got some good news along those lines, and while nothing's official just yet, it sounds like the jailbreak could get here sometime this weekend. There was always a chance that, even with the jailbreak still private, Apple could ...

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    A couple weeks back, we heard rumors that Apple was just about ready to begin distribution of iOS 6.1. Later, we found new reasons to look forward to the software's release, upon news suggesting that a full-on untethered jailbreak would finally see the light of day shortly after such an iOS update arrived. Well, it may have taken a little longer than anticipated, but Apple's latest iOS update is now finally here. So, what's new in iOS 6.1? Apple's doing its part to give iPhone 5 and iPad users access to the latest data networks around the globe, enabling LTE operation for dozens of new ...

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    Life frequently defies our expectations. For example, if it's your first full season covering mobile-technology trade shows, sometimes you find your expectations for a nice, quiet lull between CES and MWC completely upset -toppled, really- by reality. For this editor, that reality came fast and fierce, delivering an unbelievable bounty of rumor and speculation at his doorstep on the morning of this week's Pocketnow Weekly podcast. The bright side: you get to hear all the latest news and gossip surrounding Galaxy S IV and Note 8.0 speculation; HTC's Droid DNA upgrade with a very James ...

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    Lately, it had seemed like progress on an untethered iOS 6 jailbreak, one supporting even the iPhone 5, had slowed to a halt. We heard that work would continue out of the public eye, but just when would we see any results? Well, now it's sounding like a release could be ready any day now, and all we're waiting for is Apple to get around to distributing iOS 6.1 updates. Notable players in the iOS development scene have been tweeting about jailbreak progress, and the encouragement they've spouted for Apple to hurry up and release iOS 6.1 seems to suggest that will be the impetus for the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the additional rumors of more than one iPhone being launched in 2013. Then Microsoft takes the spotlight as we talk about the official Microsoft Surface Pro announcement when it comes to pricing and availability. The LG Optimus G Pro is next as it just became official in Japan, and there are a lot of cool things coming with the device. Then we move to the Galaxy S IV as some of the news show some leaked image renders of how the device will look, and the other news show that the launch date will most likely not be on MWC 2013. We end today's ...

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    January: the post-holiday comedown mixes with the post-CES recovery and pre-MWC quiet to form a lull of epic proportions. Fortunately though, leaks and rumors never stop, and we've got a few of them to bat around on this episode of the Weekly. Today, Joe Levi and Anton D. Nagy each return to the podcast to talk rumored Sony Xperia tablets, LG Windows Phones, and the will-it-never-die speculation surrounding a cheap iPhone. Also making the cut: the HTC M7 and Samsung Galaxy S IV, the Huawei Ascend W2, and some far-out pseudo-news regarding LG's supposed "Nexus 5" and "Nexus 7.7." All that, ...

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    After previously allowing for audio messages to be sent from one Facebook Messenger user to the other, the company has now flipped the switch on free calling. However, this option is only available at the moment if you cumulatively 1. have an iPhone and 2. live in the U.S. The program was tested in Canada and is now rolling out in the U.S., functioning on both WiFi and/or via a data connection. This is particularly useful if you live in a poor-coverage are or you want to reduce your monthly bill. By enabling voice calls (even though limited regionally), Facebook takes on Skype in the ...

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    Apple has confirmed recent reports regarding the departure of its vice president of Retail, Jerry McDougal. McDougal was also a potential candidate for the empty seat as the company’s senior Vice President of Retail. Jim Bean, Apple's ex-vice president of Finance will be taking over McDougal responsibilities, who resigned earlier this month. "Jim Bean is moving to Retail to help support our store teams. Jim has been at Apple for 15 years and is a great leader who understands our culture and focus on customer service", said Steve Dowling, a spokesperson for Apple. The reasons behind ...

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    A couple of days ago a Wall Street Journal report claimed that Apple has scaled-back its Q1 2013 orders for iPhone 5 displays to half of what it originally intended. Other component orders were also reportedly diminished but according to new information from the New York Times, which is quoting NPD DisplaySearch analyst Paul Semenza, Apple has indeed scaled-back its display orders, but not at the huge scale previously reported. Order expectations were 19 million displays in January for the iPhone 5 but the reduced order refers to a number between 11 million and 14 million, according to ...

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    This year's Consumer Electronics Show from Las Vegas has come and gone. As usual, we've been both on-site bringing you coverage from events as well as the show floor, and here on Pocketnow, keeping you up to date with what's going on in the mobile world. For some the show has been excellent; for others it has been a letdown. We can't compare CES to a specialized mobile event like MWC (maybe with IFA); still, our experience from past years has taught us to expect certain things to happen at CES. They might or might not have happened in a straightforward way but there was a lot of innovation ...

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    Veni, vidi, vici! We were looking forward to CES 2013, pretty much like we're always looking forward to trade shows where there's a possibility of seeing new and exciting things from and related to the mobile world. Good or bad as it was, this year's Vegas show is just one of many to come and, probably the biggest problem related to CES is the fact that it is followed shortly by MWC, a show related to mobile and only mobile. We're seeing companies slowly moving away from shows to announce their gadgets, following Apple's lead, but even those companies who are show-centric have probably ...

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    We've been following Apple's work on iOS 6.1 since we saw the first beta head out to developers back right at the start of November. In the weeks since, there have been a number of new betas released, but no clear sign of when the update would be ready to go public. Now a rumor claims that Apple could be just about ready to give devs the GM, clearing the way for the eventual wide release of iOS 6.1. According to what ifun describes as a reliable source, Apple is nearly ready to seed iOS 6.1 beta 5 to its development community. The big question is whether or not this will be the gold ...

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    "The Snowball, the 6-Inch Mate, & the In-N-Out Experience." That's the summary that led us out of our most recent podcast, and it narrowly missed becoming the title of this here episode, number 26 in our weekly series. This is a very special episode, coming to you straight from the luxurious Pocketnow suites overlooking the blink-tastic Las Vegas strip. For the past few days, we've been covering the happenings from CES 2013, bringing you video after video of devices from manufacturers of all stripes. It hasn't been the most hardware-heavy show in memory, but that doesn't mean we don't ...

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    The Microsoft Messenger team is sending out e-mail letting everyone know that, as of March 15, 2013, the company is retiring its messenger offering globally, except in mainland China where Messenger will continue to be available. Those who want to continue staying in touch will have to get used to Skype. Messenger and Skype features will be unified and any holder of a Microsoft Account can use that to log in with Skype (something that has been available for a while now). Everything will function normally until March 15 when users, except those in China, will not be able to sign in and ...

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    There are two types of people in the world: those who follow closely what analysts say and those who couldn't care less. There has been a lot of speculation regarding the next iPhone, whether it will be the iPhone 5S or the iPhone 6, will it be in summer or will it be in autumn, will it come in black and white or will it be multicolored? Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley believes Apple will move away from its Q3/Q4 launch cycle and adopt a summer announcement policy. Furthermore, he foresees that Cupertino will unveil a “higher-end iPhone” sometime in the June quarter ...

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