Posts tagged with: iOS 6
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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent leaks of the first photo taken by the Samsung i9260, dubbed the possible Galaxy Nexus 2. We then talk about our iPhone 5 review and impressions of what things went positive for the phone. Then we go through all the bad parts of the iPhone 5, which have actually made a lot of buzz in the media lately. Then we talk about RIM's new moves with BlackBerry 10 devices reaching carriers and some other desperate measures to try to gain back developers. We end today's show by talking about Google's sad dismiss of a Google Maps client for iOS. ...

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    After a very bumpy start (to say the least) for Apple's own mapping solution inside iOS 6 (and on the iPhone 5), users are waiting eagerly for an official Google Maps application to ease the pain. Until Apple fixes the terrible experience, iPhone 5 users can also wait for a Google Maps port for iOS 6. Eric Schmidt, Google's Executive Chairman, recently said that the Mountain View-based company has made no plans in terms of a dedicated Maps application for the iPhone 5 (iOS 6). "We think it would have been better if they had kept ours. But what do I know? What were we going to do, force ...

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    So far we've taken an in-depth look at the iPhone 5, from unboxing to comparing it to the 4S and Galaxy S III as well as comparing iOS 6 to Android Jelly Bean. We're going to (teaser: very shortly) take a look at the screen quality on Apple's latest and greatest but until you check out our findings you'll have to suffice with DisplayMate's claim. They say that the iPhone 5 has the best screen on the market: "based on our extensive Lab measurements the iPhone 5 has a true state-of-the-art accurate display". To put it simple, "it is the best Smartphone display we have seen to date based on ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through Samsung's announcement that they'll be deploying Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to the Galaxy S III starting today with Poland. We later talk about Apple's recent move to fix maps on iOS 6 by hiring ex-Google Maps employees. Then we go through Intel's recent silent announcement that they'll be expanding to both dual-core and quad-core processors for smartphones in the next coming months. The iPhone 5 again makes the news because it just sold 5 million units on opening weekend, but we end today's show by going through the complaints of scratched and ...

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    Those of us following the technology world live in "interesting times." Though that's certainly a blessing in that it provides the fuel for Pocketnow news and editorial content, it's also, as the famous tale of dubious veracity tells it, a curse. Whether from China or England or somewhere in between, "living in interesting times" has carried a decidedly negative connotation since its inception - that's kind of the point. And the smartphone world is no exception. Because, as my colleague Jaime Rivera pointed out in a recent conversation, "smartphones have developed a cult following [unlike ...

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    In this video, we compare the features and experience of the latest version of Android, version 4.1 Jelly Bean, with that of iOS, version 6. As is always the case with Android, Jelly Bean provides a high level of customizability and control. The notification shade is now even better with the ability for developers to add quick actions. Add to that the simplicity of the "swipe to remove" UI we first saw in Ice Cream Sandwich, and it's easy to see how Android provides the best possible notification experience. But iOS, too, has improved the notification window in version 6. New is the ...

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    The iPhone 5, probably the most controversial of Apple's smartphones -- though "the biggest thing to happen to iPhone since the iPhone" -- went on sale in nine select markets around the world (US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK) on September 21, three and a half days ago; Apple reported two million pre-orders in the first 24 hours of the pre-order period and are now proud to announce five million units sold over the weekend. While Apple sold five million iPhone 5s over the past three days, in comparison, Samsung's Galaxy S III sold ten million ...

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    The 808 PureView, the phone with Nokia's first iteration of the camera technology, has a 41-megapixel sensor but its camera features truly shine when you output images in eight-, five-, or three-megapixel sizes, taking advantage of pixel oversampling. This technology combines multiple pixels into a single one to improve on overall image quality. Turns out that Apple is reportedly using a similar oversampling technology on its iPhone 5, given though that everything happens automatically and only in low light conditions. Though equipped with an eight-megapixel camera, the iPhone 5 might ...

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    There is no doubt that the Maps application inside iOS 6 (whether it is on the iPhone 5 out of the box or on previous upgraded hardware) is lacking in many departments to say the least. There is, on the other hand, no doubt that Apple will try to do its best to fix the problem and for that the Cupertino-based company is allegedly hunting down ex-Google Maps staff. The information comes from an anonymous source which claims that Apple is luring in people who worked on Google Maps; he also believes that "the possibility of building a platform that truly competes with Google Maps is well ...

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    Sony has recently tweaked the specifications of its upcoming imaging chips but that doesn't necessarily mean anything major since Sony is one of the leading imaging chip-makers. It has been recently discovered that Apple's iPhone 5 uses a Sony imaging chip to power all of its picture-taking-oriented stuff. Above you can see a close-up image taken off of the imaging chip inside the iPhone 5 and, as you can clearly see, it is Sony branded. We've received hints in the past from Sony's former CEO Howard Stringer that the company was the one in charge for supplying Apple's imaging solution. ...

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    Apple didn't say much about the A6 chip powering the iPhone 5 but thanks to AnandTech we know that it is a completely custom chip. With the smartphone already our (check out our hands-on) PCWorld unveiled its benchmark results, claiming that the iPhone 5 is the fastest smartphone out there. There were several categories for benchmark tests: browser benchmarks (including Sunspider, Browsermark, and Guimark 3 Bitmap), Geekbench's processor benchmark, and GLBenchmark 2.5's graphics test. After conducting these tests PCWorld concludes that not only "the iPhone 5 lives up to the promise of ...

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    Apple has decided to go Google-free as much as possible in iOS 6 yanking YouTube (for which Google was quick to react with a dedicated application) and Google Maps. iOS 6 now features Apple's own mapping solution which is the target of a recent Motorola slide suggesting it will surely make you get lost. The slap is a well deserved one as Apple's mapping solution fails in many occasions. We've even started talking about a "mapplegate" and the fruit-company is making major damage control promising improvements over time with usage. While we have no doubt that Apple will do everything in its ...

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    The iPhone 5 wasn't even available for a full day and it has already been jailbroken. However, if you are eager to set your Apple smartphone free, you need to wait a little more since the solution is not yet publicly available. However, it has been teased online on Grant Paul's Twitter page, better known as @chpwn. The image shows the new iPhone 5 running Cydia which should stand as a confirmation of the jailbreak itself knowing how notorious the developer is. It yet unknown when the public version will be ready but knowing how quickly these folks act it shouldn't be far out. Source: ...

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    I guess there are ways to do ads and... ways to do ads. You can promote your product by trying to bash and mock the competition and you can promote your product by actually... promoting your own product on its own. Apple has released its first batch of iPhone 5 commercials and, as you've probably guessed, the advertisements don't pick on anyone else, they just show off the product and some of its features. The four ads are entitled Thumb, Cheese, Physics and Ears; you can see them embedded below in this exact order. As far as the iPhone 5 is concerned you can follow our coverage building ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through all of our iPhone 5 coverage, which by the way, is just getting started. We've got a lot more iPhone 5 comparisons coming during the weekend. Then we talk about the recently leaked Verizon roadmap, which finally spells Windows Phone 8. Then we talk HTC and their plans to bring Android 4.1 Jelly bean to the One X. The Asus Padfone also made the news as we've already got leaks of the second iteration of the convertible smartphone-tablet, which includes significant boosts in performance. We end today's show by talking about Apple's iOS 6 ...

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    Apple fans, why do you stand in line like that? Didn't you hear? The "next big thing" is already here, says Samsung, who claims it doesn't take a genius to figure out that their flagship owns the iPhone 5. Well, you don't seem to care and even more, continue to stand in line for the iPhone 5. I guess this is the Apple-like buzz Samsung is dreadming about, from Georgetown to Tokyo, from London, Berlin, and Paris to Canberra and Hong Kong. Apple's latest smartphone, the iPhone 5, goes on sale today in nine select markets around the world (U.S., Canada, the U.K., Germany, France, Australia, ...

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    Probably the biggest change on the iPhone 5, with deep implications in the app ecosystem itself, is its widescreen display; while maintaining the "Retina" branding for the screen, Apple bumped the resolution, in height, all the way up to 1136 pixels. Until developers add support for the bigger screen real-estate, older applications will run in the center of the screen, adding black bars to the top and bottom. We, however, know that the developers are quick to react; we've seen this when the New iPad was launched with its own "Retina" display. However, Apple is now requiring all developers ...

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    We've said a lot today about Maps in the new iOS, pointing out some of the problems users have been noticing, wondering if Google would just drop a new stand-alone Google Maps iOS app for anxious users to switch over to, and even heard Nokia's views on the situation. For one last Mapplegate update (get it? Because it's Apple and Maps and... you'll come around) of the night, we get some comments straight from Apple itself. If you were expecting some sort of mea culpa, well, you don't know Apple too well. After all, this is the company that blamed poor reception on how its users were holding ...

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    It's clear now that the user response to Apple's new Maps app in iOS 6 has been less than overwhelming, thanks to some serious issues with the quality and completeness of Apple's new data sources. Apple's clearly going its own way here, but for users who would rather not stick along for the ride, and want to get back to some good old, reliable Google Maps, is there a chance they might see a new app arrive to meet their needs? Some statements from Google have us wondering if it might not just release a separate Google Maps app to Apple's App Store. A Google Marketing Director in the UK ...

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    This time on the Pocketnow Weekly: SO MANY NEWS. "It's been quite a week" is something of a tired phrase when it comes to mobile technology, and we've used it, verbatim, for the past month or so -- because it's true. From Windows Phone 8 to Android to iOS 6 to ... heck, even BlackBerry had some news this week. We did our best to get to most of it on the podcast, but there's only so much time in a morning, especially when some of the news is so finely detailed. Tune in to this week's Pocketnow Weekly podcast for in-depth discussion of HTC's new Windows Phone 8 handsets, new Android phones ...

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    Now that Apple's iOS 6 is available for existing iPhones and other iOS devices, the disappointing nature of the new Maps app is becoming apparent to everyone.  Nokia has taken to post a few comparisons showing their mapping functionality and global support in reference to similar functionality on the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S III.  The phone they use for the comparisons is the unreleased Lumia 920, but all of the mapping features they mention are already available on existing Nokia Windows Phones.   In most cases Nokia's mapping features that are included for free will far surpass ...

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    The new Maps in iOS 6 features several big changes worth taking notice of. There's the 3D flyover mode, if it's supported on your device, as well as turn-by-turn voice directions, but again, only on a limited subset of Apple hardware. The one big change that everyone's getting is the new map data itself, on account of Apple breaking its mapping ties with Google. While that may be an important strategic move for Apple, users aren't exactly applauding the change, as it's rapidly becoming clear that the new Maps just doesn't live up to expectations. Google's spent a lot of time and money ...

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    Since yesterday afternoon, iOS 6 has been live, and Apple users everywhere have been busy updating their devices. As more and more do so, we're continuing to learn additional news about this release. This morning, we get the latest on the status of an iOS 6 jailbreak, as well as learn about Apple resolving a long-time security issue. The good news is that there is a jailbreak, but as is so often the case with the first stab at this sort of thing, there are a lot of restrictions. You shouldn't be surprised to learn that this one's tethered, but the more significant concern is what devices ...

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    So, my roommate just got done shooting a scene with a famous actress in an upcoming movie. I'd tell you the actress' name, and what the movie is, but two things: first, you probably don't care, and second, it'd be a breach of trust. A spillage of secret information. What sort of secret information? Well, my roommate was chatting this actress up during one of her many breaks -film sets being bottomless black holes of wasted time- and started talking about, of all things, my involvement with Pocketnow (instead of, you know, the fact that I also happen to be an actor, and a single one at ...

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    Samsung continues its ad campaign, or better put, its Anti-Apple crusade, with a new ad which might make you feel like having a deja-vu. "The next big thing is already here" folks! Wait, wasn't the next big thing already here with the Galaxy S II? Looks like every Samsung product is a "next big thing", at least to Samsung and its brand followers. Samsung tried hard to steal the iPhone 5 show recently (and not only that, but also LG's and HTC's thunder with yesterday's press release) with it's controversial ads so what's one more to join the flock? There's noting out of the ordinary here, ...

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