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    Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have performed (and still are) well; according to a recent research, the two Apple smartphones are still accounting for almost 50 percent of the US smartphone market. It is very clear that the 2014 models are the company's best selling smartphones ever, and the Cupertino-based company saw the potential, with 70 to  80 million units in the initial production plan. However, according to a recent Wall Street Journal report, Apple is raising that initial production figure to 85-90 million units by December 31. The 2015 models, dubbed the iPhone 6s and the ...

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    If you're tired of the recent trend of viral posts full of the top 10 celebrities who did this or that, you're not alone. Facebook has spent years assuming that its algorithm is smart enough to detect what what users want to see first, and let's face it, we know there's ad-based content on that calculation as well. Facebook has just realized that this alone is enough of a problem to get people to leave the service, and things are changing today. Facebook is currently pushing an update to its iOS application, and the idea is to give you different ways to manually select the news feed you ...

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    A major concern that spurred a few weeks ago, was of the lack of a kill switch for smartwatches in general. Surely the recent laws passed on the matter only covered smartphones, but jewelry is another major theft target, and it made all the sense in the world for a "smart" watch, to have something like this as part of the package. Apple didn't really mention any added security measures with the keynote of watchOS 2, but the company has decided to surprise everyone. watchOS 2 beta 3 didn't just include bug fixes for those developers testing. We were surprised this morning with an ...

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    Whenever John Legere is not calling out his competitors on Twitter, he's doing so in video or in a keynote, as he continues to defy the US mobile paradigm with new services. We've already tested T-Mobile's unlimited roaming services extensively during our business trips, but it seems that the company understood that data roaming in EDGE is just terrible. After a recent teaser of a new Uncarrier promotion announcement happening today, we finally get details. T-Mobile has just annouced its new Uncarrier deal, "Mobile Without Borders." The name on its own is selfe explanatory, as the company ...

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    A recent report out of AppleInsider shows that a survey from Canaccord Genuity has produced some interesting details about iPhone market share in the US. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus held the top-selling smartphone brand spot at all four major wireless carriers in the United States, with a sell-through share of almost 50 percent. These numbers have remained fairly level since around December, despite new competition from flagship Android devices such as HTC's One M9, Samsung's Galaxy S6, and LG's G4. And don't let yourself be fooled into thinking all iPhone users upgraded to the 6 or 6 Plus ...

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    Apple has spent a great deal of 2015 breaking smartphone records around the world. The company sold a staggering 74.5 million iPhones in just the first quarter alone, and that trend has continued over the following quarters, up to the point of defeating Xiaomi as the China smartphone king. There has been a ton of speculation over Apple's sales forecast for its next-generation of iPhones, and today we get some solid data on the matter. The Wall Street Journal has recently published a story that claims that Apple has placed a crazy order for 90 million iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus units. We ...

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    As it stands, one of the most convenient ways turn your regular TV into a smart one, is to acquire a Google Chromecast. It's $35 price tag is definitely a major part of that convenience, but the fact that it's small enough to hide behind your TV is another major benefit. The only problem is that it was a wireless-only product, something which would've been a problem for most of you, until now. Google has silently released an ethernet adapter for the Google Chromecast. It replaces the current micro USB connector that powers your Chromecast, and replaces it with a wall adapter that supports ...

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    Apple spent a great deal of time telling us how great its new updates to iOS, watchOS, and OS X would be at its WWDC 2015 keynote. At this point there is still no public beta for you all to be the judge of that, but our hands-on videos of iOS 9 and watchOS 2 should help you get a clear idea. Our thoughts on the initial betas were of a more mature approach to the user experience, and Apple continues to take that further today. As promised by Eddie Cue, Apple has just launched the third beta of iOS 9, and has also matched the launch with the same beta number for watchOS 2 and OS X El ...

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    Music streaming competition has existed for a while now, but it's not until the birth of Apple Music that we see competitors sending blows at each other. Spotify spent a great deal of time with both US and European antitrust investigators asking for help in stopping Apple from killing the freemium model we all currently enjoy. Obviously that was just the beginning, and today we learn of a new plan. Spotify will apparently contact customers who purchased their Premium subscription through iTunes. The email will give users the option to save $3 on their monthly premium fee, given the fact ...

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    Embark on a new and lucrative career with the Free iOS Game Hacking Course, available at the Pocketnow Deals Store for a limited time. The eight-week-long Free iOS Game Hacking Course covers a wide range of game formats so you’ll have the foundational skills necessary to take your game development skills to the next level. Build clones of the popular games Flappy Bird, Game of Life, and Angry Birds while you also learn to code with Objective-C, Xcode, and Spritebuilder. Plus, students will learn how to publish their own games on the App Store. This course is accessible to all, features ...

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    Here's one fact a lot of people don't know: Apple doesn't make its own display panels for its iPhone. It outsources them to not one, but a variety of different display panel manufacturers. In the first quarter of 2015, LG Display took the number two spot for Apple display providers. No, you didn't read that wrong: LG manufacturers iPhone panels. LG actually has a quite good Display division, responsible for the display breakthroughs we saw with the G2, G3, and then G4. A year earlier, it took the number three spot, but it has moved up for the first quarter. It was responsible for 34.5 ...

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    We've been able to unlock our smartphones through face detection for a significant amount of years now, so long as you're using an Android phone of course. You'd assume this would be the most logical way to unlock your phone, given the fact that you're staring at it during this particular process. The biggest problem with this though is how inaccurate it can be, and Apple seems to be working on that for a future iPhone. Apple was just granted a new patent called “Low threshold face recognition,” which in its name alone is almost self explanatory. The patent focuses on “reducing the ...

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    It's funny how the same company that was famous for fighting uniformity with its 1984 ad campaign, is the exact same company that's now famous for doing the opposite. Apple was once famous for not conforming to a standard, and using this as a way to show itself as cool, but the last thing you'll find in Apple's product lineup today is diversity lately. We did see some of these roots remain in the Apple Store experience, but it seems part of it is about to change. Trusted sources claim that Apple is already training retail employees on some major changes that are coming to the way ...

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    Over the past few months, we've gotten to know the Apple Watch. We've worn the smartwatch on our wrists, used it to interact with our iPhones, and become familiar with all it has to offer. So while the wearable itself may be quite known to us, there's a bigger picture question that's so far remained elusive, as we've tried to get a sense of what kind of sales the Apple Watch is seeing. At least, while most accounts have suggested strong initial performance, questions have surfaced over just how sustainable those sales might prove to be over the long term. While we still don't have any ...

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    Even though the success of Apple Pay is still a debatable topic, Apple can't just quit when it barely got started. The company has expanded the bank and retail availability options in the US substantially over the last couple of months, and its expansion to international markets should also be code for growth. Today we learn that the service is already gearing up for a launch in the UK, but not all with be at its best on launch date. Trusted sources claim that Apple has already informed certain employees about the launch of Apple Pay in the UK on July 14. The source claims that Apple Store ...

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    Nobody buys a phablet for added comfort, unless of course, you play in the NBA or something like that. Phablets are more about the added screen real-estate for media consumption, or the added benefit of all-day battery life, but not because they're either pocket friendly or easy to operate. The last thing you'd expect is for a 6' 10" NBA player to get injured by using a phablet, but that's the news today. Matt Bonner, longtime member of the San Antonio Spurs, was recently interviewed and blamed his recent injury on owning an iPhone 6 Plus. He revealed that he spent the last two months of ...

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    It seems like Apple's vow of secrecy to keep its products hidden before launch date gets sloppier by the minute. It does make sense though, as Cupertino needs to keep building anticipation for its next-generation iPhone one way or another. So far most of the recent rumors paint the Apple will repeat its iPhone design strategy as with previous models, and today we get additional confirmation on that. New leaks that come from a reliable source in the Chinese supply chain claim that reveal the iPhone 6s schematic. If these documents are true, then the recent rumors of a thicker iPhone 6s and ...

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    The evolution of Instagram over the years has seen the photo-sharing service come to new platforms, pick up video support, and all the while apply filter after filter to millions upon millions of photos. And so far, all those photos that have passed through Instagram have shared some things in common: they're all cropped to a square aspect ratio, and all sized to 640 x 640 pixels. While that resolution may have been sufficient for Instagram's purposes, it was hardly taking full advantage of the high-res screens in our lives that are just aching to display some higher quality imagery, not ...

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    Over the past few days we've been checking out maybe the most exciting series of iPhone 6s leaks to date, as a source with apparent access to the phone's frame and main board has been offering some up-close looks at the hardware. First we saw the handset's largely unchanged body, and then on Wednesday got a look at a new modem chip. Today the focus on internals continues, revealing, among other things, a new NFC module and the return of a 16GB storage option. Sorry for you proponents of a 32GB minimum, as it appears from this board, at least, that the 16GB variant will return. Here we see ...

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    Right now, Apple's managing two markedly different platforms, as its mobile devices are powered by iOS (which we're including watchOS under), and its proper computers powered by OS X. But for a while now we've been wondering if Apple might be ready to start blurring those boundaries, and if the rumored jumbo-sized 12.9-inch iPad could run some variant of OS X – not unlike how we see Windows tablets running the same operating system as Windows PCs. Now there's a new trademark filing that's getting attention for possibly providing some actual evidence that OS X could land on a future iPad ...

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    Apple's obsession with thin and light has been a topic of much debate over the last couple of years. If it wasn't for that time when Apple launched the third-generation iPad, it's hard to remember any other case when a newer product is thicker than its predecessor. Added thickness might be a need in some cases though, and it seems the iPhone 6s will be next on that list. Case makers are already sharing information on the next-generation iPhone, and it seems that some added thickness is part of the deal. We've seen that both new iPhones will look identical to the current models, but the ...

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    It would be easy to say that there is an Apple before Jony Ive and after, but that would be cutting it too short. We've seen Ive's design redefine MP3 players, computers, smartphones, tablets, and even mobile operating systems. We do know that Ive and the late Steve Jobs would work closely together, and it seems that after the death of Apple's major leader, Ive is preparing to move on as well. We covered how Apple has decided to promote Jony Ive to "Chief Design Officer," a role which you'd assume would give Ive total control over the company's design process. In a way that's true, as he ...

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    There was a time when the iPhone was praised for its camera quality, and at the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, this was still the way most of us felt about it. Then came 2015, products like the Galaxy S6 and LG G4, and now everyone consider's Apple's cameras to be dull. We've kept an eye on a ton of rumors regarding the new cameras Apple will bring to its next generation iPhones, but today we get that information in writing, or should I say, drawing. Leaked Foxconn documents detail the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus camera specifications. Both devices are apparently being coded as ...

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    When it comes to battery life, we all have our own ways of keeping our devices topped up and running. While other aspects of mobile technology, like displays and processors, have seen tremendous leaps and bounds over the past few years, battery technology hasn’t seen a significant improvement. This surely is the lament of every modern day smartphone user. Of course, being tech enthusiasts, we have found different ways to work around this problem, ways to keep our devices going all day every day. Wall Charger First and foremost there’s the regular wall charger. Most devices come with ...

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    No matter where you go, buying an iPhone can prove to be an expensive prospect. Whether you're shelling out for the handset's full retail price, or incorporating the phone's cost as part of your ongoing carrier bill, you'll likely end up paying more than you would for an Android or Windows Phone model; that's just the way things are, and no matter which country we're talking about, Apple hardware fetches premium prices. This week, though, we're not so much talking about hardware as we are services, thanks to Apple flipping the switch on Apple Music. And while Apple plays up the global ...

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