Posts tagged with: iOS 6
  • by | July 30, 2013 4:09 PM

    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 determine what we should classify as basic human needs, ...

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  • by | July 30, 2013 7:09 AM

    You don’t have to be a rocket scientist, and you don’t have to analyze and compare these two phones too much, to realize that a mini phone, the HTC One mini, is larger than Apple’s flagship, the iPhone 5. If we want to be fair and honest, we’d say that the iPhone 5 is the mini phone among the two. The difference between the iPhone 5 and the HTC One Mini is bigger than the difference between the One Mini and the One. To draw a conclusion is more difficult than one would think. Aside from the eternal iOS vs Android debate, these two phones are different, and behave differently. Check ...

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  • by | July 26, 2013 5:16 AM

    There are lots of rumors and reports on the upcoming iPhone(s) and parts are leaking left and right. Whether they're the real deal or not is yet unknown, but today, we're seeing some more purported internals of the soon-to-land Apple flagship phone. Whether it will be the iPhone 5S or iPhone 6, these images, above and below, claim to depict the motherboard inside the next iPhone. Although similar to the motherboard of the iPhone 5, there are a couple of differences though. Whether there will be some new features inside the phone or not is yet unknown. Reports claim that the Apple phone ...

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  • by | July 17, 2013 2:53 PM

    More and more, smartphones are becoming our primary tools to communicate. While we'll still make the occasional voice call or participate in a video chat, for a lot of us, communication via smartphone is all about text. As such, it can be an incredibly dangerous assault on free speech when one of the companies behind our phones takes it upon itself to censor our language. We were just complaining about Microsoft's censorship practices last month, but today our focus turns to Apple and iOS, upon the publication of a report detailing Apple's efforts to single-out certain words as too ...

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  • by | July 2, 2013 4:23 PM

    Apple's iOS 7 sure seems to be instilling some love-it-or-hate-it feelings in users, either praising the overall redesign or worrying that the platform's losing some of its Apple charm in the process. Ultimately, we're going to have to wait until it goes public, and Apple's millions of users have the chance to upgrade their phones and get some hands-on experiences before we can truly say how well it's received, but there are some early indications that suggest iOS 7 might be surprisingly popular. Since Apple's not going to be sharing its own figures, we turn to some traffic analysis. ...

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  • by | June 19, 2013 3:10 PM

    Plenty of us use the WiFi hotspot capabilities of our smartphones on a daily basis, helping us get online with laptops, gaming systems, or other devices without their own cellular radios. Like setting up any WiFi network, part of using hotspots involves setting up a password, keeping your little impromptu network secure. Unfortunately, it seems that the default password generation behavior in iOS has some serious flaws, and as currently implemented in iOS 6 (presumably, this is still an issue with the 7 beta), creates passwords that can be cracked in about 50 seconds. Normally, iOS ...

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  • by | June 6, 2013 5:59 AM

    The Xperia Tablet Z is the thinnest, lightest, most beautiful 10-inch Android tablet we've ever come across - but it's still a 10-inch Android tablet, and thus still at a disadvantage in terms of a tablet app ecosystem. That said, we've given Sony's latest slate the full review treatment and found it to be pretty impressive. Between its portability, vibrant display, and water resistance, "the Z" brings plenty to the table in the fight against other, more popular tablet computers. Ultimately, though, in a punch-for-punch contest, how does Sony's super-slim beauty stack up against Apple's ...

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  • by | May 2, 2013 7:00 PM

    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 patents will ever happen, but we can't deny a ...

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  • by | May 2, 2013 2:42 PM

    With WWDC ready to get underway in the near future, a lot of our iOS attention has been focused on the development of iOS 7 – what's changing, what's staying the same, and when will we finally be able to get our hands on it? Still, it looks like iOS 6 has some life in it yet, and today Apple keeps that ball rolling with the release of iOS 6.1.4. The 6.1.4 update is a mere 11.5MB in size, which should clue you in that this one is seriously minor. The only change we're aware of is an updated audio profile for speakerphone operation; what's more, this update is only applicable to the iPhone ...

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  • by | May 1, 2013 1:16 PM

    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 aren't of the Samsung Galaxy S 4. In between, we ...

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  • by | April 24, 2013 5:13 PM

    Since the iPhone 4, iPhones in general are regarded as having some of the best, if not the best, smartphone cameras around. Sure, the Lumia 920 from Nokia has optical image stabilization, so it performs better in low-light. And some newer phones have 13-megapixel sensors, meaning they produce larger images. But the iPhone has a way of almost always capturing great, balanced photos. But some photos simply need some touching-up, some post-processing to turn an okay photo into something much more dramatic or moving. The built-in Photos application has some lightweight tools for editing ...

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  • by | April 10, 2013 7:08 PM

    Stuff comes up, folks. Sometimes you've got a pressing appointment in Romania, or a meeting scheduled in Media, PA. Sometimes you're at the day job, other times you're off the grid somewhere in the country. Other times you're buying a car. These things happen. Fortunately for us, these things don't usually happen all at once, which means the Pocketnow Weekly podcast usually features more than two people on the air. But today, listeners, Lady Luck was not with us. Today, Sam the Scheduler was out sick, because every member of the Pocketnow team was otherwise engaged when it came time to ...

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  • by | April 5, 2013 6:30 AM

    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 service. The patent is called "3D Position Tracking for ...

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  • by | March 29, 2013 10:38 AM

    After taking so very long to arrive, the most recent iOS jailbreak's time in the sun was cut short by the release of iOS 6.1.3 (at least for iOS hardware running recent chips), patching exploits used by the tool. All told, we got just under six of free-and-clear jailbreak time before having to decide between keeping our jailbreaks or updating to the latest iOS. Considering all the effort that went into producing the evasi0n jailbreak, some Apple fans have been wondering if we'd once again be looking at a lengthy wait before the next jailbreak arrives. Well, it might be here sooner than you ...

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  • by | March 28, 2013 1:40 PM

    We love us some new technology, and we certainly give it its fair shake on today's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly. But every so often, you need to give a little lip-service to the tech of days gone by. The platforms and devices of yesteryear. That's right: I'm talking about dead technology. It makes sense, then, that a man going by the twitter handle DeadTechnology is here to help us dust off those fond memories. In his inaugural visit to the Pocketnow Weekly, our own Adam Doud pulls back the veil of public apathy secrecy surrounding the phenomenon of the "webOS meetup," a regular ...

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