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    Not content to let the folks at Nokia and Microsoft claim the entirety of today's mobile news cycle, Apple this afternoon announced two new tablets for 2014: the iPad mini and the iPad Air. And we were there (in virtual spirit) to cover it. With few exceptions, we're big tablet fans here at Pocketnow. From stock-Android slabs like the Nexus 10 to skinned specialty slates like the Galaxy Note 10.1, we do an awful lot of work and play in the space between the smartphone and the notebook - including the strange crossover zone where Microsoft's Surface Pro lives. But though tablets existed ...

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    It's amazing how, a little over three years ago, nobody cared about tablets. They had existed for almost 8 years, and still, they were either too pricey, or simply not powerful enough to justify their purchase. Fast-forward to today, and it's amazing that all it would take was to bloat a smartphone to make people want them. Still, there's no denying that the market exists, it's huge, and Apple still dominates it. Tomorrow we expect more iPads to be announced, and unless Apple hasn't caught up with the recent reviews of Google's Nexus 7, there's a lot of great competition to worry about. ...

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    Watch our Top 5 predictions for what to expect on Apple's October 22nd event, where the most probable theme is iPad. That said, we've this could be Apple's last event for the year, and judging from the fact that devices like the Apple TV haven't seen an overhaul, we could be in for more than just tablets. The biggest question we have is what'll we get and what'll we miss from this event. We're expecting new iPads, but we've also heard rumors of an iWatch, a full-fledged Apple TV, meaning an actual television and not just a box, and obviously new computers. As competition has aggressively ...

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    Some interesting news have just happened, as the US Patent office has decided to uphold the patent No. 7,479,949 after pretty much invalidating it in December of 2012. Why is this important? Well if we all remember the Apple vs Samsung trial, among other lawsuits that included Palm and HTC, Apple has actually won cases against Samsung because of this particular patent, and it has been key in banning Samsung products years ago. This patent focuses on the iPhone's capability to ignore unintended swipes while you scroll from top to bottom or left to right. You'll notice that if you start ...

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    Apple's iPhone 5C is basically last year's iPhone 5, in a plastic casing, instead of the high-quality aluminum body you are by now used to; that's not to say the iPhone 5C is not premium: it's just aluminum vs this year's plastic. Compared to the iPhone 5S, this year's flagship, the 5C is "the lower end phone", and that, according to reports, reflect in poorer sales. The Wall Street Journal report is citing anonymous sources and "people familiar with the matters", claiming that Apple has allegedly contacted its suppliers with smaller orders and subsequently, a reduction of these, for the ...

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    The iOS YouTube app offers a lot of features and functionalities but Google continues updating its client for iPhone owners. The latest version of the application bring a lot of improvements, alongside the user's ability to choose video quality while playing back movies over WiFi. Other notable feature include accessibility improvements, as well as fixing compatibility issues with Apple's latest version of iOS, iOS 7, running out of the box on the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, as well as on many other supported devices that have been updated to the new platform. You can download the app by ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Microsoft's bash on their own Surface RT, and their hope that the Surface 2 can do better. Amazon and HTC are next as both companies are already hard at work at bringing us their first smartphone collaboration. Nokia is next as apparently the company is working on bringing us their first music player, dubbed the Nokia Guru. We then talk about the Nexus 4, which is rumored to stay alive for another year along the Google Nexus 5. We end today's show talking about Apple's October 22nd event, and some of our predictions that involve a lot of iPad. ...

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    More than 25 countries is what Apple adds to the list of markets where the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C will be available starting October 25. Furthermore, starting November 1, that list grows by an additional number of at least a doze, according to the press release. Currently, the two phones are only available, officially, in the US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK. The October 25 markets are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, French West Indies, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, ...

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    We've already talked about the advantages and disadvantages of 64-bit versus 32-bit when it comes to smartphones and tablets. To recap, 64-bit should be faster and enable the inclusion of more RAM as compared to 32-bit, but the OS and apps will need some fairly heavy work before they'll be able to take advantage of the advancements. Due to that, processor manufactures, app developers, and OS authors find themselves in the classic "chicken or the egg" conundrum: you can't have one without the other. So given the paradox, when will Android support 64-bit chips? Apple now has a 64-bit product ...

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    Pocketnow Daily gets an average of 300 to 500 comments a day, and sometimes even a thousand. We'd like to thank you all for participating in our question of the day, and we love your feedback so much, that we decided that since we can't respond to ever single one of your comments, we should at least feature a couple in a weekly video. This is the Pocketnow Daily Recap. Since we only have 3 minutes on every Daily video to go through the hottest news, the weekly recap will serve as a more extensive discussion where we also include your thoughts on the subject. Sadly, for the sake of time, we ...

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    Fingerprint scanners are all well and good, but what happens when someone decides to lift that print for his own nefarious purposes? Benchmark results are important to some folks out there, but what good are they when major manufacturers repeatedly cheat the system? And the rumored HTC One Max looks to be a beast of a device ... but what exactly it being built to compete with? Those are the highlights from the news of the week and letters from the listener mailbag for the week ending October 4, 2013. All that -plus Brandon Miniman's first thought thread in quite some time- awaits you in ...

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    We got two iPhones this year. The lesser model, the 5C, is ideal for those who want an iPhone but want to save a Benjamin and have color choices beyond the typical black or white. The premium model, the 5S, is ideal for those who want the best iPhone. It's the same as the outgoing iPhone 5, save for three areas: CPU, camera, and fingerprint security. Oh, and there's a new gold color if you want to stand out a bit. Are such minor improvements enough to satisfy the increasingly demanding smartphone buyer? Read our full iPhone 5S review to find out! ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Dell's four new tablets, some Android, some Windows 8.1. Then we go through LG's possible Z line-up of smartphones that will include flexible displays. Microsoft is next as the rumors of Allan Mulally taking over have ceased, but some Bill Gates rumors have begun, and these are bad actually. Then we talk about Qualcomm and their thoughts on Apple's A7 64-bit chip. We end today's show talking about the progress that's been made to jailbreak iOS 7. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Dell announces four Venue tablets: two Android, two ...

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    Back in early February, the iOS homebrew community got what it had been waiting for since the iPhone 5 launched, with the evasi0n untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 devices. While that was great to see arrive, Apple eventually closed the holes the jailbreak needed to operate, effectively killing it off for users moving forward to more recent iOS builds. Now that the new iPhone models and iOS 7 are here, interest in a working jailbreak is once again heavy. While there's no clear sign just yet as to when something might be ready, some comments from an evad3rs team member sure gives us hope that ...

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    One of the main innovations on the new Apple iPhone 5S, alongside its fingerprint scanner, is, at least according to Apple, its brand new processor. The Apple A7 64-bit chip has been specifically called out at the presentation as one of the phone's key, forward-thinking, features. However, Qualcomm's senior vice president and chief marketing officer Anand Chandrasekher, doesn't seem to be impressed. While talking about the Apple A7 64-bit chip, he said: "I think they are doing a marketing gimmick. There's zero benefit a consumer gets from that". The exec also added that 64-bit processors ...

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    Many consider Android and iOS to be the two biggest competitors in the mobile space. And while that's not technically wrong, there is a lot separating the two platforms. Surprisingly, there's far less between the global popularity of iOS 7 and Windows Phone. There's only roughly 10 percent separating them in terms of global market share, whereas Android has nearly a 60 percent lead on iOS. With the new face of iOS and Windows Phone 8 finally blossoming into a globally recognized platform with serious hardware, we figured it would be a great time to put the two platforms toe to toe. Be ...

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    The mobile space is full of profound juxtapositions this week as Apple can't make enough iPhones to meet demand, while BlackBerry can't keep its head above water long enough to sell existing stock. Meanwhile, Microsoft announces its second round of Surface products, while soon to be-acquired hardware maker Nokia (allegedly) prepares its own Windows tablet - and the horrible marriage of smartphone maker HTC and audio baron Beats finally, mercifully, dissolves. That's the big news for the week ending September 27, 2013, and all of it -plus iOS 7 literally making people sick- awaits you in ...

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    Last week, both Android and iOS underwent changes. Android turned five-years-old, which we paid tribute to here, and iOS 7 officially received a major face-lift. (We also paid tribute to that with an extensive walkthrough, which you can find here.) In their most recent forms, both platforms look totally different from their original versions. What better time to compare them than now? We put both platforms under the microscope and compared them in design, functionality, user friendliness, ecosystem, and performance. Which one comes out on top? Well, we wouldn't want to spoil that for you, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Gold edition of the Samsung Galaxy S 4, which we knew wouldn't take too long. Microsoft is next as we see how a cloud-based version of Halo can even run on Windows Phone. T-Mobile follows as the company has now decided to ditch BlackBerry from retail completely. We later talk about Google Glass and how the company plans to take it cross-country for people to give it a try. We end today's show talking about the space gray iPad, and also the fact that people are complaining of iOS 7 making them dizzy. All this and more after the break. ...

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    For the first time in its history, "the new iPhone" is not a single device. It's a one-two punch comprising the iPhone 5s and the midrange iPhone 5c, the phones separated by a small gap in functionality and a huge gulf in aesthetics. Whereas the "deluxe model" packs new features like an improved camera, fingerprint scanner, and 64-bit processor, the more humble iPhone 5c offers almost nothing to set it apart from last year's iPhone 5 on the spec sheet. But Apple has never been one to cater to the specification seekers. Instead, the iPhone 5c seems squarely aimed at the kind of customers ...

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    Apple's iOS 7 has arrived (and even 7.0.1 for owners of new hardware), and despite concern that the changes present might scare away some users, adoption had been proceeding at its fastest rate to date. However, while that means that plenty of users are installing iOS 7, and ultimately learning to live with the new look, some are struggling more than others, and quite a few have been experiencing the symptoms of motion sickness after exposure to all the zooming, animations, and transitions present in the new UI. There's a decent-sized thread going on in the Apple Support Communities about ...

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    Space Grey iPad 5 pictured above and below, at least according to this latest leak, that claims these images are legit, and depict the upcoming fifth-generation iPad. Apple replaced the Slate color option on the iPhone 5 with the Space Grey flavor on the iPhone 5S, and it makes sense to have the same pigment across its entire 2013 line-up. We can also see something which has been rumored or leaked plenty of times up till now: we are expecting an iPad-mini-like design, with narrower bezels, lighter overall weight, and the new color options, among which the Space Grey can allegedly be seen ...

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    Years ago I used to commute to and from work. What was normally a 30-minute drive off-peak was easily three times that during rush hour. Luckily for me, I was a geek back then, too. I "read" so many Audible books back then that I quickly lost count. Often my mind would wander. I'd see cars and trucks, not as vehicles taking people and products from home to work then back again, but as packets flowing on a vast interconnected network of cement and asphalt. On-ramps and off-ramps were new requests or destinations. Everything flowed smoothly -- until it all got bogged down. Slow-and-go ...

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    As listeners of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast will recall, it's been a while since I owned an iPhone. A long while, in fact: the last time I used an Apple handheld as my personal smartphone, the year was 2008 and the device was an iPhone 3G. That was the first phone I'd ever waited in line for, and it was supposed to be the last. At the time, I saw the switch to iPhone as an opportunity to rid myself of the crushing device-buying habit that had been draining my pockets ever since I bought my first cellphone. The iPhone could do so much, and do it so well, that it was the perfect product to ...

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    The iPhone 5s may be getting all the attention these days, but there's a bevy of multicolored iPhones that deserve some words of their own. Fortunately, we're dedicated wordsmiths around these parts, and we're pretty keen on comparison videos as well. We unboxed the iPhone 5c last week, and in the midst of flying bubble-wrap and packing tape torn asunder, we promised a followup series of features and reviews. While the latter segment is still being worked on, we've already managed to churn out a few comparisons, and you're looking at the latest of the bunch. Besides the manifold salient ...

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