I’ve always been a huge fan of the Matrix Trilogy, and I’m sure many of you are as well. There’s one thing I always remember the Oracle telling Neo when things began to get rough, and it was: “Everything that has a beginning must have an end”. And it’s true, regardless of where you heard the phrase, it’s a fact of life that what goes up, must come down at some point. It happened to Apple in the early 80s, to IBM early last decade, to HP just a couple of years ago, to Palm in that same time period, Nokia, you name it.
It’s hard to [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple’s release of iOS 6.1.4 and why nobody is excited about it. Then we go through HTC’s Q1 results, which prove to be extremely bad for the company. Microsoft is next as we’ve got credible reports that a second-generation Surface tablet will be smaller and launched in June. Nokia is next as a new patent points to smartphone cameras with adjustable aperture. We end today’s show talking about a Google Smartwatch patent that brings a touch-sensitive wristband. It’s still hard to tell if any of these [...]
Not all of us have read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, so not all of us were exactly qualified to make the lame joke that kicks off this week’s podcast. But we made it, and we stand behind it. Because as hundreds of fifth-rate “manufacturers” well know, sometimes you just have to fake it.
But we’re not talking about secondhand knockoff products in this episode of the Weekly. Rather, we get serious about octa-core comparisons, the till-recently-mythical HTC M4, the insanely cheap new Lumia out of Finland, and just how tired we are or [...]
It doesn’t matter how hard you try, iOS Maps is useless. It doesn’t matter if you’re going through 3D Aerial view, ever since Google was able to launch maps for iOS, most people can’t recall the last time they ever used Apple’s counterpart. Obviously Apple is not sitting in its laurels, and we do know they’ve made significant enhancements to the platform ever since its launch.
New patents suggest that Apple wants to go a little further with the service and provide “Street View” functionality just like Google does on their Maps [...]
For those of you that really believed that Apple was launching iOS 6.1.3 just to fix the screen lock bypass, well, it turned out to fix a lot more than just that since the Jailbreak community is again stuck with an operating system they can’t hack. Now even more proof that Apple wasn’t really out to fix the lock screen issues are the fact that there is now proof that the problem still exists.
As reported by AllThingsD and as shown on the video bellow, you can still bypass the lock screen by doing a similar command. In this case, even though the video only shows [...]
Apple wants in on the buzz, which has been pretty much hijacked recently by HTC, MWC, and now, Samsung, or, they really just want to put their alternative out there: the iPhone 5. The Cupertino-based company has published two new iPhone 5 commercials, dubbed “Brilliant” and “Discover”.
There’s nothing special about the ads per se, as they are showing off either apps running on the device or the Passbook feature in action. Some gaming action is also in as well as Apple’s own take on maps. Check them both out below (but we’ll understand if [...]
Most new-device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review.
Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity.
For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s follow-up coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, [...]