Posts tagged with: iOS
  • 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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  • by | April 17, 2014 4:06 PM

    The popularity of services like Shazam and SoundHound have proven to be quite substantial lately. To even consider it possible for your smartphone to detect a song that's playing on the radio a decade ago was a dream. Today however, we see services like Bing being able to detect songs natively without the need of a third-party app, and it seems Apple wants to follow these footsteps. Bloomberg reports that Apple plans to bring song identification to iOS 8, and apparently the company will use Shazam to get the job done. The report mentions that: "The company is planning to unveil a ...

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  • by | April 17, 2014 3:48 PM

    As the Apple vs. Samsung trial continues, more documents get uncovered that reveal the internal struggle in each company to compete against each other. As much as Apple may boast that it doesn't care about competitors, recent documents reveal that the company is worried about how Samsung and Android are growing. If you thought that Apple was alone, you're mistaken, and we've got more documents today to prove it. Samsung America’s former CEO Dale Sohn took the stand, and in an internal presentation he shared with his team, it was revealed that defeating Apple was the company's primary ...

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  • by | April 17, 2014 3:07 PM

    Ever since the launch of the first-generation iPhone, the relationship between Apple and Yahoo has always been quite close. Yahoo was in-charge of powering the iPhone's first push email service, and we've seen the company power Apple's stock widget, weather, and is also an optional search engine for its mobile Safari browser. Google on the other hand has owned other defaults like maps, and the search engine you find initially, though Yahoo seems to be working on changing that. Reports have Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer already planning on negotiating with Apple for its search engine to become a ...

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  • by | April 17, 2014 2:27 PM

    Apple's launch of the iPhone 5c has been met with some very interesting results. The company has been stuck with millions of units in stores and in factories, and as a countermeasure to this overstock, the company has decided to sell a, dare we say "cheaper", iPhone 5c with just 8GB of storage in certain markets. You'd think that coming from a company like Apple, this was the move it had to make to have these sell, but you won't be surprised at the results. The company has just launched the 8GB iPhone 5c in additional countries, the list including: Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, ...

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  • by | April 17, 2014 12:35 PM

    Even though the trend of "dot-one" updates from companies like Microsoft and Google has been noticeably significant lately, Apple's way of handling these is always a mixed bag. We have seen cases where these updates are significant, but the launch of iOS 7.1 proved to be more a bug-fix update than a feature-packed one. We've heard rumors of Apple preparing itself for the launch of iOS 8 in June, but new rumors reveal some additional updates in-between. Google Analytics is already showing some devices within Apple's campus that are navigating websites on iOS 7.1.1. Sadly there are still no ...

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  • by | April 16, 2014 11:49 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the progress of the Smartphone Kill Switch, and which companies will be supporting it. Google is next as we get details and probable pricing points for Project Ara. Windows Phone 8.1 follows the news as we talk about how it now supports Passbook files from Apple's protocol. Then we talk about more iWatch rumors regarding manufacturers and launch dates. We end today's show talking about the sales progress for the Samsung Galaxy S5. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Smartphone kill switch to be adopted by Samsung, HTC, Apple, Nokia, ...

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  • by | April 16, 2014 5:49 PM

    Last Friday we got a look at an image of what were supposed to be cases for Apple's new iPhone 6 designs, and they suggested that beyond simply getting larger, the handsets might take the liberty to reposition some of their hardware. Specifically, we saw signs that could be interpreted as Apple moving the phone's sleep/power button from the top edge to along the side, possibly as a concession to one-handed usage with these larger form factors. But despite that addition of a new button cutout, the old top-edge cutout was still in place. Which was it gonna be? Today some new pics attempt to ...

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  • by | April 16, 2014 2:46 AM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about how Google is working on making it easier to attach photos on Gmail, through Google+. LG follows the news as some leaked renders of a Japanese phone point to what to expect for the LG G3. We then talk about Apple's CarPlay, and how Pioneer will support it very soon. We then talk about the first leaked photos of the display of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. We end today's show talking about the Amazon smartphone, which was leaked recently with its four cameras. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google makes it easier to email photos snapped ...

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  • by | April 15, 2014 6:43 PM

    Apple's launch of CarPlay came with a couple of basic complications, mainly because the launch didn't include any vehicle that actually supports it. With Car manufacturers launching compatible models until later this year, it's hard to see a mainstream adoption of the service if you have to purchase a new vehicle to enjoy it. Luckily manufacturers like Pioneer are looking to solve this problem for many of us that don't plan to buy a new car, and the company has just made its launch plans official. Pioneer has just announced that it'll provide a firmware update to its existing line-up of ...

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  • by | April 15, 2014 6:02 PM

    The amount of rumors surrounding the iWatch have gotten more intense lately. We've heard of Apple betting significantly on both health and fitness in ways that could revolutionize the already existing industry. Instead of just providing you with a fitness tracker, Apple is rumored to provide you with an actual health tool, which is also fashionable as well, and more rumors continue to point to that. New rumors point to LG being the only supplier that'll build Apple's iWatch displays, all based on OLED technology. The rumors are consistent with previous reports that we'll see a 1.3-inch and ...

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