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    The "2016 flagship killer" -- not our words -- should be officially unveiled at a special event next week, but we already know a lot (almost everything) about the upcoming OnePlus 2 smartphone, thanks mostly to leaks and reports, as well as official confirmation from the company itself. Depending on who you tend to believe, the OnePlus 2 will either have a 13-, or a 16MP main camera on the back. That camera, its output, to be more specific, has been compared by the company's CEO with some popular devices out there. The images posted constitute a OnePlus 2 vs iPhone 6, and OnePlus 2 vs ...

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    Spotify's CEO has been clear that he's not necessarily stressing out over the launch of Apple Music. The company hasn't reported any significant loss in customers after the launch of Cupertino's service, and Apple Music is still far from perfect. That being said, it's hard to deny that some of Apple's features are quite awesome, and today we see Spotify respond. One of Apple's major selling points for Apple Music is the fact that its playlists are curated by real people. That can be both good and bad, given the fact that people's taste is both subjective and biased. Still, Spotify decided ...

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    The Apple Watch may surprise our expectations in some recent customer satisfaction surveys, but the amount of customers satisfied is also crucial. Apple has been reluctant to share information on how the product has sold over the last few months, and we even hear that Apple might not share exact data on tomorrow's quarter results conference call. It seems that investors are not too happy with this, and analysts are already chiming in the product's defense. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has just provided some insight over all the recent drama surrounding Apple Watch sales. He does ...

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    Even with the evolution that we've seen with wearables over the last few years, it's still anybody's game. Many companies have speculated that the Apple Watch has outsold its competitors by significant margins over the last few years, and still we have no official data from Cupertino on the topic. If you're wondering how satisfied users are with their Apple Watch, we've got some surveys on the topic. Techpinions has just published a recent survey conducted to 800 Apple Watch owners, and the results claim to be better than what the first iPhone and iPad were able to receive. The Apple Watch ...

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    Slowly but surely, Pebble's latest wearables have been becoming available to more and more shoppers. We're still in the Pebble Time phase of deployment – Pebble Time Steel will be on its way soon, though – and have been moving past initial shipments fulfilling crowding commitments to the first steps towards broader retail availability, with Best Buy accepting Pebble Time pre-orders. Today that path to retail sales reaches its inevitable conclusion, as Pebble shares word of the Pebble Time coming to Best Buy and Target stores. In addition to accepting orders online, both retailers will ...

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    If the source of the images you see attached to this post would still be available, we'd say this is just a regular rumor. Whenever a site, page, or content gets pulled (even if it's coincidental), questions get asked, and, most of the times, adds to the credibility of the story. This is the case we're looking at today, pun intended, as we're looking at some leaked images of what is claimed to be the case/shell of the upcoming iPhone 6s Plus. We heard that Apple might retire 16GB versions with the 6s models, so there's that to look forward to, and the pictures you see above and below. ...

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    Whether you're shooting a ton of photos, recording 4K video, listening to FLAC audio files, or installing multi-hundred-megabyte games (to say nothing of system updates), there are a hell of a lot of ways to quickly fill up your phone's internal storage. Micro SD expansion might seem like the logical solution, but what seems like a growing number of phones are taking that option away from users. And while there's the cloud, connectivity, security, and just straight-up convenience issues may dissuade users from that option. That leaves the best option for most of our data needs as our ...

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    Apple reportedly has very ambitious plans for the launch of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Most rumors still point to a September launch, and within them we hear that Apple has ordered a crazy 90 million units in order to meet its expected demand. Obviously the device's internals are key for these orders to be met, and today we get details on how things will work. First of all, we hear that both Samsung and TSMC will be in charge of building the A9 processor that's rumored for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The source claims that Apple recently made some last minute changes to the ...

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    Earlier this week we got to wondering about the HTC Grip, after seeing some certification paperwork for the wearable surface over at the Bluetooth SIG. When HTC first announced the Grip fitness tracker back at MWC, the company said that it was looking to get sales started during the spring. And since it hasn't shown up at retail since, we we've been wondering what was going on. Those Bluetooth docs had us hopeful that a release might be nearing, and we reached out to HTC for comment. Today we get our answer, and it's not necessarily a great one, as HTC confirms that plans for the Grip have ...

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    Even though ads can be annoying for some, there are some of us that buy a newspaper just for the ads. The key is to find a way to serve ads that users actually care about, as deals on your favorite tech store are always more welcome than deals on buying a pack of diapers. We've seen companies find ways to do a better job at targeting ads to your needs, but a new Apple idea seems to be controversial. A new Apple patent envisions using your bank account information and credit card status in order to serve you ads for products that you can afford. Obviously the main purpose for any sort of ...

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    Apple surprised some of us by including its own SIM cards with the launch of the iPad Air 2. In the past, each data-capable iPad would bring the respective SIM card of the carrier you purchased the tablet with, but this new Apple SIM gave users the convenience to switch carriers easily, avoiding you the need to visit carriers and get that done. Reports claim that this is not just something that ends with Apple's tablet lineup, as today we learn of others interested. Reports claim that both Apple and Samsung are pushing for the e-SIM card concept to become a standard across OEMs and ...

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    Some interesting numbers are in from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT). DigiTimes is citing said figures to reveal that last month (June), China alone has shipped 33.77 million smartphones (of the total of 38.12 million handsets); despite the large number, it is down 8.7 percent (10.2 percent for total handsets) compared to the same period of last year. However, out of those 33.77 million smartphones shipped, 30.92 million were Android smartphones. To put things into perspective, China shipped 237 million handsets in the first half of the year, ...

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    As the tablet market continues on decline, OEMs are clearly desperate in trying to find ways to lift it up again. We've spent more than a year covering the possibility of a larger iPad Pro as Cupertino's solution to this problem. New rumors point to part of the company's action plan, and it seems to be quite drastic. New reports claim that Apple has decided to delay the iPad Air 3 refresh in order to focus on iPad Pro production, in addition to the rumored iPad mini 4 refresh. Sadly the source doesn't specify if Apple will simply retain the iPad Air 2 as the 9.7-inch variant that consumers ...

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    There's no denying that Apple is today's patent and trademark troll. The company doesn't waste time in defending its patents from competitors, even if some cases are debatable. Apple is not exempt from trademark litigation though, and today the company gets a new one. Apple has just gained a new lawsuit in Europe over the use of the name "iWatch." If you're scratching your head over why this can happen if Apple's wearable was finally dubbed the "Apple Watch," there's actually a valid reason. Probendi Limited has owned the name "iWatch" in the European Union since way before the product ...

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    For the past couple weeks now, we've been anticipating Apple finally doing something fresh with its stagnant iPod family, and word was that we'd be seeing the introduction of some new devices this week. Well, yesterday's rumored launch may not have happened, but it turns out it was only a matter of time before these new iPods were ready to land, and today Apple reveals its latest iPod touch. The new iPod touch is a big step forward in therms of processing power from the previous version, ditching the old A5 SoC for a modern 64-bit A8 chip. It upgrades the old 5MP camera to a new 8MP ...

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    Here's a quick one for Apple users: iOS 8.4.1 beta is now available to download from the Apple iOS Developer Resource Center (link below). Apple released iOS 8.4 on June 30, in order to enable access to Apple Music, and now, two weeks later, the iOS 8.4.1 beta is available for developers to test drive. There's no word on what's included, and there's no changelog (nor feedback) for the time being, but it's safe to assume that the release contains bugfixes and improvements. Follow the source link below if you are a Developer (owner of a Developer account) and you want to take it for a ...

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    Apple's launch of Apple Music has been met with mixed impressions. While some of us like the service, others still can't find a reason to move away from the freemium services of Spotify and others. The launch of Apple Music was also plagued with a few bugs for users of other Apple Services, but that seems to have gotten fixed today. Apple has just released iTunes 12.2.1 to the public, and the update is mostly focused on fixing bugs that were left by the Apple Music but. Customers using iTunes Match were met with the sad surprise that Apple Music would swap matched content for the specific ...

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    Even though Apple has considered the Apple TV to be its longest living hobby, we've heard that there's a much broader plan behind the scenes. We know that Apple wants to bring both local and national TV to the world of video streaming, something that's never been done before due to its complexity. Most rumors claim that Apple will launch something this year, and today we hear good news. Apple has reportedly reached two major milestones in its negotiation with broadcast networks. The first is to get all major players in the US to accept, so yes, you can expect ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox to be ...

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    It seems the space race of tech giants has been to create a virtual assistant of their own. Apple started it off with Siri, Google followed up without much hesitation with Google Now, Microsoft then released Cortana... and now it seems like Facebook is about to get into the game (oh, and let's not forget SoundHound's Hound app – which we found to be pretty useful in our testing). According to a report out of The Information today, a virtual assistant codenamed Facebook Moneypenny right now could be making its way to the company's hugely popular Messenger communication application. A ...

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    It’s been about two weeks since Apple Music made its debut on iOS. We’ve already given our first impressions, and highlighted some of its best features, but after having used it on an almost-daily basis, what’s the takeaway? Is Apple Music worth your time, or is it just another “me too” streaming service further condensing the market? My experience with Apple Music so far has been almost overwhelmingly positive. From the moment I first launched the app, and selected some of my favorite genres and artists, it’s felt like a personalized music experience made just for me. The ...

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    Update: HSBC confirmed that Apple Pay will be supported later in July. Barclays confirms it will support Apple Pay in the future. Apple Pay is now officially available in the UK; we've heard reports last week indicating that it might happen, granted, with some rumored limitations, and, nonetheless, it is now official. Apple Pay is the Cupertino-based company's take on contactless payment. Users of the iPhone and Apple Watch in the UK are now able to make purchases in more than 250,000 shops, as well as pay for their tube, bus and railway ride. Apple Pay has been available in the US since ...

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    Why do so many corporations support BlackBerry and iOS, but not Android? That's a question I get asked quite often, and one that I find myself in the middle of with my own employer. I don't work for Pocketnow full-time. I've got a day job with a manufacturing company right here in Northern Utah. While this takes time away from reviewing awesome new hardware and hacking custom ROMs and Kernels on my platform of choice, it gives me a unique perspective. I carry an Android that I bought with my own money even though my day job offered to buy an iPhone for me. That choice came with some ...

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    Back in March, HTC announced the One M9. But the company's latest flagship didn't launch all by its lonesome, and we also saw the debut of the exciting HTC Vive VR headset. You'd be forgiven for thinking that those were the only two products HTC brought out onto the stage at MWC, but then you'd be forgetting the third, the company's first wearable: the HTC Grip fitness tracker. At the time, HTC said that sales of the Grip would begin sometime in the spring … and as we're clearly well into summer by now, that just hasn't happened. So, what gives? Is the Grip dead? Delayed? We don't have ...

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    Greek's financial crisis goes beyond just affecting a government and its creditors. Current emergency banking controls have left Greeks with a maximum cash withdrawal of $66 a day, and with a complete ban on overseas payments and transfers. This measure obviously affects Greek customers from consuming iTunes content, which is a variable of questionable need, but a true problem for paid iCloud data storage. As it stands, Greek customers needing extra storage from iCloud can't renew their monthly or yearly subscription due to the overseas payment ban. Since this is not something Greek ...

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    Even though the CEOs of Spotify and Pandora don't seem to be breaking a sweat over Apple Music, you can't deny that Cupertino has enough cash to put up an endless fight. Apple is desperate to make Apple Music work, and in that sense we even heard of Spotify's CEO concerned over Apple's competing tactics. In the end Cupertino borrowed help from music artists for the Apple Music launch, and today we learn more about that deal. New reports claim that Apple is currently making original in-house music videos for the artists that are helping with the Apple Music launch. It seems that the music ...

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