Posts tagged with: iOS 7
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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's sales results for their new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C over the opening weekend. We then talk about the first CyanogenMod phone to reach the market, the Oppo N1. BlackBerry is next as the company seems to have a buyer, but more with the idea of helping the company and not tearing it apart, aside from the news of the cross-platform BBM hitting a delay. Then we go through the rumors of a Nokia Lumia 929 phablet. We end today's show talking Microsoft's launch of the Surface 2 and new Surface Pro. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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    The iPad is one serious multimedia machine. It's great for reading books and magazines, watching videos, listening to music, browsing the Web, and, of course, gaming. The App Store is now home to over 900,000 applications, many of which are optimized for iPad. Of that staggering amount of apps is a large number of games, and while it's not difficult to find great games to play, it is a daunting task to find the absolute best. We sifted through all the top games, installed many, researched, and played until our hearts were content to narrow down the hundreds of thousands of games to just ...

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    The iPhone 5C was available for pre-order for quite some time but, for the first time, the iPhone 5S, the company's flagship, was not. Those who wanted to get their hands on this year's flagship had to stand in line at Apple stores, together with those who wanted to see the Apple retail experience with the 5C. Both phones were available for purchase starting Friday, September 20. As usual, Apple published a press release after the first weekend of availability. According to the wording, the company sold more than 9 million iPhones, setting a new record. The two phones were available in a ...

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    Friday, Apple released their new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.  Of course lots of people lined up to buy one, but Apple's newest mobile operating system, iOS 7, happens to include a pretty major security bug.  With only a few button presses, you can bypass the security password lock and biometric security.  It takes about 11 seconds.  That's like having a safe with a combination lock, but anyone can open it by knocking the side of it in the right spot.  Forbes has a video that shows how easy it is.  The 11 seconds between 0:55-1:06 is all that's required.  LookOutMobile has another video ...

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    Apple calls it "gold", others refer to it as "champagne", and it's the new color in which the iPhone is available, as of the iPhone 5S, in addition to conservative silver and space grey. However, if you're looking for the real gold iPhone, also available in platinum, for those who prefer the lighter flavor, or rose gold, for a reddish look, it's here, if you're willing to spend. £2137 to £2237 ($3423 to$3583) for the 16GB version, going up to £2537 to £2637 ($4064 to $4224) for the 64GB variant. If you're not an Apple fan, don't worry! They also have the real gold(plated) HTC One, ...

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    The iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C have been available since yesterday; we've already unboxed both phones and even posted a comparison between the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 5S, should you think about upgrading to the latest model. There is already a refresh available for the two newcomers, in the form of the iOS 7.0.1 update. It is not present for older models (yet?) and it will apparently some issues with Touch ID in the case of the the iPhone 5S, and bring a suite of  bug fixes as well as improvements on both the 5S and the iPhone 5C. Let us know if you spot anything out of the ordinary. So ...

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    Yes, yes, we know: Brandon Miniman already unboxed the cooler iPhone. And we'll give you that. With a fingerprint scanner, enhanced camera, and 64-bit A7 CPU, the iPhone 5s is definitely the more buzzworthy of today's new iOS smartphone duo. But the iPhone 5c ain't no slouch. Granted, the improvements it brings over least year's model are so marginal that it's somewhat fair to call the 5c an "iPhone 5 in a plastic case," but that plastic is a defining feature of the device. Never before has Apple released an iPhone with so many color options, and never before has it packaged it up like an ...

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    It's iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s launch day, and we can't think of a better way to commemorate the event than with a Pocketnow Weekly podcast. Actually, yes we can: it would be great to take a look back at Apple's pre-iPhone days with the spectacular failure that was the Motorola "iTunes phone" of 2005 - fortunately, we already took care of that yesterday. So we'll discuss the MOTOROKR E1 a little bit on today's Weekly, before delving in to the fresh new take on mobile software that Apple's iOS 7 represents. Then we'll revert back to twiddling our thumbs waiting for the UPS guy - but we'll ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about NVIDIA's new Tegra Note platform, and what we can expect from it. Then we talk about YouTube's plans to enhance their mobile application to allow offline video on mobile devices. CyanogenMod is next as the service has now officially become a company dubbed CyanogenMod Inc. and plans to enhance their user experience with Android. BlackBerry is next as we talk about their new BlackBerry Z30, specific dates for BBM to reach Android and iOS, and then the sad news that 40% of their work force will get laid off. We end today's show talking about the ...

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    At long last, Apple released iOS 7 to the masses today, bringing all newer iOS devices up to speed with the latest features. Visually, the software is quite different than before. Though, fundamentally, it's the exact same software as iOS has always been. We've shown you what's new in this version of software with a tour of last week's GM release. The task switcher looks and operates differently, Control Center is a settings toggle panel that can be access from within virtually any application, and home screen folders no longer have a 16 app limit. The changes, although minute, are quite ...

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    Apple's come a long way since the days of the iPhone 4: HSDPA has given rise to even higher-speed LTE, and storage options have left 8GB behind and expanded to include a new 64GB option. Our phones aren't just pulling down data faster than before, but they're able to store more of it, as well. As such, it only follows that Apple should make sure its own policies are in line with the realities of its phones' technology, and as iOS 7 hits Apple hardware today, we're learning that Apple's raised its cut-off point for distribution of apps over cellular networks. It used to be that apps over ...

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    Whether your're talking about current operating systems on desktop computers, the latest version of iOS, or the rumors of the next version of Android, 64-bit has definite advantages -- but it's not the magic bullet that many make it out to be. Lets cut through all the buzz-words and hype, and get to the bottom of it. Here's everything you need to know about 64-bit smartphones. 64-bit is faster Ask anyone, 64-bit is faster than 32-bit, right? Well, not exactly. To explain, let's go back to desktop computers. 64-bit environments are made up of both hardware and software components. At the ...

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    We apologize for the late upload due to technical difficulties. Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Nokia's press invites to their Lumia 1520 event next month. We then talk about the Sony Xperia Z1, and its availability in the UK. Google is next as we get the first leaked video of the LG Nexus 5, aside from some photos. We then talk about iOS 7 and some expectations for tomorrow, aside from Apple's policy change for older iPhones. We end today's show talking about the rumors of the iPhone 5S and some limited quantities at stores, and we also give you some tips on how to get it. ...

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    Tomorrow is September 18, and while that means we still have a few days to go until the new iPhone hardware goes up for sale, iOS 7 updates are only just around the corner. With that software finally about to become available, are you excited to see it arrive? Based on the comments we've been hearing, iOS 7 may be the most contested of Apple's platform updates in recent memory. Chalk that up to the Jonathan-Ive-led effort to give the UI a new, simpler, cleaner look, but for users who have grown accustom to iOS appearing a certain way, even those on-the-surface positive changes may be ...

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    Pre-orders for the Apple iPhone 5C -- the so called low-cost iPhone, or last year's phone in a plastic casing -- went live last Friday and fans of the brand were quick to secure a colorful unit. Today, Apple has uploaded the first 30-second TV ad starring the colorful phone. "Plastic perfected" is the title of the video and shows off, in very colorful, and color-splash-themed images, the new flavors. That aside, there's really not much else to see here, and, as far as specs are concerned, we're pretty much looking at the iPhone 5 you already have (or chose not to have). Source: Apple (YouTube)

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    There's one fewer Romanian on this week's podcast, and we're no longer hovering over a precarious microphone stand made of empty shoeboxes and trash cans in a European hotel room - but that doesn't mean this latest episode of the Pocketnow Weekly is lacking in charm. On the contrary, we've called in a silver-tongued devil from Honduras and a smooth-talking geocacher from middle America to provide two very different perspectives on some very high-visibility smartphones. That's right: it's Apple week. That special time of year where iOS makes its way to the top of our rundown and instigates ...

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    All the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C fire didn't even burn out completely and we're seeing, yet again, rumors and leaks regarding Apple's upcoming tablets: the next full-sized iPad (iPad 5), and the iPad mini refresh (iPad mini 2?). There are not details accompanying the images which are claimed to be legit. There's also no way to verify whether the snaps are legit or not, but they seem to confirm what we were already suspecting: an iPad mini-like next iPad (and we're specifically talking about the design). You can see a purported image of the two tablets side-by-side above, and stacked below. ...

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    As of Midnight Pacific Time (or 3 A.M. Eastern), Apple has flipped the switch on the pre-ordering process for the iPhone 5C. Announced at the September 10 special event, alongside the iPhone 5S, the iPhone 5C is basically the iPhone 5 you own today, in a colorful polycarbonate case (which generated a lot of comments, both pro and against). 16- and 32GB flavors are available for $100 and $200, respectively, as well as $550 or $650, off contract. You can choose from white, red, yellow, blue, or green flavors, and you can match them with cases as colorful as the phone itself. If you're in ...

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    There's no denying that the iPhone is one of the most polarizing topics in the mobile industry. Rarely do you ever find anyone who will have mixed feelings about it. People will either tell you that they love it or they hate it, and that's been a reality ever since its inception. It's hard to tell you why this is. Some people feel that the phone is too small, or the operating system is too dated, or the price tag is too high, or the lack of customizations makes it boring, and then there's another significant majority of the market that chose to buy one and never returned it. Some are even ...

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    Yesterday, Apple took the stage in Cupertino to unveil two new products that came at no surprise to anyone who had kept up with rumors and news, the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. It also released the Gold Master version of iOS 7 to developers and announced a release date for the official iOS 7 update for the public, September 18. For those familiar with Gold Master versions of software, it's essentially a week early preview of the public version of the software. Naturally, we loaded our iPhone 5 up with the latest iOS 7 today to provide you with a tour of what you can expect last week. The ...

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    Apple has let their latest cat out of the proverbial bag: a new version of iOS (that we've known about for quite some time), and a couple new phones. To sum up the phones, the iPhone 5S is essentially the same phone as the iPhone 5 with a specs bump and a few new hardware bits. The iPhone 5C is trying to compete with both Windows Phones from Nokia, and "inexpensive" phones from various Android OEMs. But let's not talk about hardware just yet. Let's jump into software since we're comparing iOS to Android -- both of which are software. Copycat Apple has been learning a lot from Android and ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's launch of the LTE variant of the Nexus 7 in the US. We then talk about Motorola's filing of a "Touch Computer" at the FCC that has all the specs of a smartphone, but apparently isn't. We later cover the leaked photos of a possible Motorola Droid 5 and what to expect. We follow with Apple's confirmation on specific dates for the launch of iOS 7 to the public. We end today's show talking about Apple's announcement of the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S. All this and more after the break. Stories: - LTE version of Nexus 7 2013 finally hits US ...

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    As we were all preparing for today's live coverage of Apple's iPhone event, Brandon made a statement behind the scenes that we all agreed with: "It would've been great if Steve Jobs was still around". I know that not all of you have good thoughts about Steve, or Apple for that matter, but I've always been of the mentality that we should honor people where honor is due. Apple didn't invent the GUI, and still, if it wasn't for the first Mac, we would've probably spent another decade memorizing computer commands and code. Then we saw an Apple decline without Steve, up to the point where they ...

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    The iPhone 5S is finally official, alongside its cheaper, "unapologetically plastic" sibling, the iPhone 5C. We have heard rumors of both since not long after the iPhone 5 launched last year, and the closer today's event got, the more secrets started to spill out. Today, we knew practically everything about both smartphones before Tim Cook & Co. ever took the stage. Many predicted today would be a fairly disappointing day for Apple fans. And while some seem infatuated with the color options of the 5C, the fingerprint scanner or A7 on the 5S, or iOS 7, there's an air of discontent and ...

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    For those who couldn't see it coming from a mile away, Apple unveiled a new product today – two new products, actually. The iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. Rumors have pointed to the production of a cheaper, colorful iPhone for months now, as Apple can't seem to keep a lid on things anymore. As it turns out, the rumors were exactly spot-on. And the iPhone 5C is practically a cheaper version of the current iPhone 5. It features the same A6 chip, 1GB RAM, roughly the same battery life, the same display, either 16 or 32GB of storage, and a solid polycarbonate shell. And anyone who thought that ...

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