Posts tagged with: iOS
  • by | March 6, 2014 4:02 AM

    As much as Samsung wants you to buy its new Galaxy S5, not everyone is sold on buying a new Galaxy. The company has fitted its new flagship with all the health sensors it could, like a heart rate monitor, but what if you want to do this without having to buy a new phone? Well, there are some wearable solutions out there, but a company named Azoi just came out of the blue with an iPhone case that pretends to compete. The new "Wello" case is designed to track your blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, blood oxygen levels, receive ECG waves and even track the health of your lungs. The ...

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  • by | March 6, 2014 1:57 AM

    Apple is not new to releasing products that disappoint consumers. If you don't remember Ping, or things like the Mac Cube, hey, we don't blame you, I'm sure the Cupertino kids would love to forget them either. That being said, mixing disappointments with an iPhone release is totally new territory, and such has been the case with the iPhone 5c. We remember the reports that Apple had ceased orders to manufacturers for the iPhone 5c since the end of 2013, though sadly we didn't know just how bad this was for Apple. As it turns out, new supply chain sources have told Digitimes that Apple is ...

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  • by | March 5, 2014 7:07 PM

    Despite the dozens and dozens of apps under its belt, spanning multiple platforms, Google manages to keep a relatively steady stream of updates coming, stomping-out bugs, delivering new features, and refining user experiences. Today we've got three such updates to check out, coming to both iOS and Android. The first update to cross our desk is the new version 3.0 of Gmail for iOS, hitting the App Store today. The big news here is background mail fetching for iOS 7 users, letting the app retrieve mail from Google's servers even when it's not open – that means that you'll need to have ...

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  • by | March 5, 2014 4:21 PM

    Apple managed to turn quite a few heads last year when it unveiled the iPhone 5S, not just due to the phone's fingerprint scanner or the new gold color option, but thanks to the system-on-a-chip powering the phone, the 64-bit A7. Since then, we've mainly been talking about the A7 in terms of other companies catching up and delivering 64-bit smartphones of their own, but we've also been catching whiffs of what might be next for Apple itself, and back in January heard a little about the technology that could go into the rumored A8. We find ourselves back on the subject of this upcoming chip ...

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  • by | March 5, 2014 2:52 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new Google Play deals due to its anniversary celebration. Then we talk about Microsoft's Cortana, which just got featured on a leaked video. Samsung follows the news as we discover that the company is removing benchmark boosters from its phones. Apple follows as we expect iOS 7.1 to be launched very soon. We end today's show talking about Nokia and its plans to provide us kinetic charging for our smartphones. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google Play two-year anniversary deals incoming - Cortana gets featured in video ...

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  • by | March 5, 2014 4:59 AM

    Apple has been facing some tough times in the EU lately due to its warranty policies. Recently we've heard the news of the company having trouble in Belgium as the consumer protection group FPS Economy has filed a claim against the company due to its AppleCare warranty practice. The EU requires that products provide consumers with no less than two years of warranty coverage, and in the case of Apple, that's only the case if you purchase AppleCare. A Belgian Judge is reportedly considering blocking Apple's websites for consumer access from the country after all of these disputes. The only ...

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  • by | March 5, 2014 4:09 AM

    Ever since the official launch of iOS 7, Apple has been hard at work testing iOS 7.1. We've seen Cupertino launch five betas of the operating system update since mid-November, and even though we still don't have a Gold Master candidate for developers, new reports have the update being pushed very soon due to a specific reason. According to Daring Fireball's Jon Grubber, Apple is planning to launch a specific app to support SXSW, but this app requires some specific features that are only available on iOS 7.1. In his words: Apple's first iTunes Festival in the U.S. starts a week from today ...

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  • by | March 4, 2014 7:52 PM

    I was among the very first to back the original Pebble Kickstarter. I was also very skeptical of the people behind Pebble, no matter how awesome the campaign or watch sounded back in spring of 2012. Years before that, as a huge proponent of BlackBerrys, I had teetered on the edge of pre-ordering the Allerta inPulse smartwatch for several months, until the whole project went south and the delays starting piling on top of one another. The whole situation slowly spiraled out of control, and I decided to hang on to my $150. I was hesitant to back Pebble on Kickstarter, along with everyone else ...

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  • by | March 4, 2014 10:54 AM

    Yesterday we saw Apple announce the arrival of CarPlay, the new system through which vehicle manufacturers can provide an in-dash interface to give drivers quick access to Siri, driving directions, as well as their favorite music. It all sounded like a pretty nice effort, with a number of big-name auto companies planning support. But as we learn more about CarPlay and how it works, one very interesting wrinkle is coming to light: the vehicle side of CarPlay sure sounds like it's running on top of QNX. Yes, that's the same QNX BlackBerry acquired several years ago and which formed the basis ...

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  • by | March 4, 2014 10:44 AM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent news about Nokia not wanting the Windows Modern UI to reach the Nokia X. Microsoft follows the news as we talk about the first screenshots of Cortana for Windows Phone 8.1. We then talk about the leaked photos of the iPhone 6 display without bezels, even though we doubt it to be real. Apple follows the news as the company has begun hiring HTC employees to boost its iPhone model release times. We end today's show talking about the leaked HTC M8 on video, and all the drama behind it. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Nokia ...

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  • by | March 4, 2014 5:59 AM

    We've heard a ton of rumors of Apple planning an iPhone with a larger display for this year. We've seen leaks of a bigger housing in different sources, but we've also debated them since Cupertino is reluctant to sacrifice one-handed usability of every iPhone the company has launched since 2007. New reports seem to point that the company is also experimenting with other alternatives, and these could make a little more sense. Chinese forum WeiPhone has just posted some pictures of the digitizer from the iPhone 4s, iPhone 5s and the possible iPhone 6. You'll notice that the bezels on this ...

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  • by | March 4, 2014 3:48 AM

    Even though Apple has been publicly reluctant to build more than one new iPhone model every year, there's no denying that things changed in 2013 with the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. The amount of pressure the company is facing by Samsung's vomit of smartphones, and Samsung's capability of delivering new flagships at least twice a year is clearly making a dent in the way Cupertino operates. Apple is reportedly stealing HTC engineers and even some local engineers at its new Shanghai three-building complex with plans to enhance its production capabilities of the iPhone. You could say that Apple ...

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  • by | March 3, 2014 5:38 PM

    As far as the sources behind our stories go, it's really not that often that we learn about anything juicy by way of job listings. After all, these things are usually vetted by a company's HR department before going up, and we'd assume that there would be safeguards in place to avoid letting any news slip before its official announcement. Nevertheless, these things happen: back in January, we saw that Motorola posting which hinted at a European branch of the Moto Maker, weeks before the company confirmed the news, and early today we looked at what a Daimler posting had to reveal about ...

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  • by | March 3, 2014 12:27 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's announcement of CarPlay, which are its plans to take over your car's dashboard. Nokia follows the news as famous tipster Evleaks is claiming that there is a Windows Phone 8.1 Nokia Martini in the works. Windows Phone and Android follow the news as we should get the first legal dual-booting smartphone in the next couple of months. Oppo is next as we go through the rumors of a possible 50 megapixel camera on the future Find 7. We end today's show talking about Samsung's announcement of Samsung Galaxy Gifts, which it plans to use to save ...

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  • by | March 3, 2014 5:14 AM

    We've seen a ton of leaks of what iOS in the car is going to be like on iOS 7.1, but none of us were quite sure of how Apple was planning to implement it. Some assumed that the company would build a specific version of iOS that would work on your dashboard, and others expected this to be a special "Car mode" that you could activate on your iPhone. As it turns out, iOS in the Car was named "CarPlay" today, and it'll be something a little different than expected. So CarPlay is actually a service that will launch on new Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Mercedes Benz and Volvo automobiles this ...

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