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    One of our favorite fitness platforms is Jawbone's, as the software is well-refined – even if you don't like the UP24, you may still like the companion software. That's why we're glad today to hear that a Jawbone Pebble app is in the works, as are companion apps for a plethora of other platforms. Let's talk about Pebble first, as that's the one we're hearing the best confirmation on. In a statement, the company had this to say: "we're incredibly excited that Jawbone is writing a Pebble app that lets our users enjoy great activity tracking and do more with their Pebbles." So this app is ...

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    Love it or hate it, tomorrow is probably one of the biggest days of the year for the smartphone market. Apple may not be the biggest smartphone seller in the world, but the world's most popular smartphone has belonged to Apple almost every year, since its inception in the summer of 2007. There are a ton of rumors of what to expect for Apple's September 9 event, so let's try to place all these rumors into perspective, as it seems that Apple is launching more than one product tomorrow. iPhone 6 Rumors claim that Apple is planning to change everything all over again when it comes to the ...

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    We're well used to learning about current events through social media by this point; reacting to news of anything from a celebrity break-up to a natural disaster with “yeah, I heard about it on Twitter” is hardly uncommon these days. But while the service may have become a ubiquitous tool for thought-sharing, Twitter would like to see people start using it for other things – things that can help make Twitter money. Someday soon, you may even find yourself saying “yeah, I bought that on Twitter,” as today the company starts rolling-out in-tweet purchasing opportunities for its ...

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    We've criticized the approach that many OEMs have taken with tablets and phablets because many have decided to simply increase the display size, and very few have done a smart job at giving you an added level of usability through it. Apple and Samsung have both done an amazing job with their iPad and Galaxy Note lineup, but with the rumors of a 5.5-inch iPhone 6, you'd wonder how Apple is planning to approach its first phablet. Developer Steven Throughton-Smith recently decided to modify Apple's iOS simulator in order to portray what apps would look like on a 5.5-inch display and 2208 x ...

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    We are just one day away from Apple's event where we expect the company to launch the iPhone 6. If you've been following the rumors over the last couple of weeks, you'd think the iWatch wouldn't make the cut until a future event, and it turns out that that might be wrong. New leaks claim that the iWatch will be announced tomorrow as well, but it's not until today that we get to see what it looks like. For the last couple of months, all we've seen are concept designs of the iWatch. Today we get the first leaked photos of the device's schematics, and even an extra photo of what is reported ...

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    Have you ever wanted to know how to design and release an iOS app of your very own? Well, now you can with The Complete iOS 8 and Swift Developers Course, available now for $79 from the Pocketnow Deals Store. You had better hurry to get this deal though, as it won't be offered for much longer. The Complete iOS 8 and Swift Developers Course is technically a pre-order, but with iOS 8 being released very soon, you won't have to wait long to take advantage of what this package has to offer. Just think: You could have the skills to develop an app to promote your business or start a new career ...

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    At this point, it's looking pretty likely that Apple will have iWatch news for us at its Tuesday event, regardless of whether or not the wearable is due for an immediate retail release (and things have been leaning towards “not”). Assuming that we do indeed get to this see new smartwatch, what software will be running on it? Not Apple code – that's obvious – but what of third-party support? After all, we critique these existing wearable platforms based on their app selections, so surely we'll be looking at Apple's in the same light, and so far there hasn't been a lot of talk about ...

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    When we're trying to predict what announcements are due from an upcoming mobile event, we often turn to the invites. Is there some subtle hint at what sort of products might be in store? Or maybe a less-than-subtle shove in the right direction? Sometimes it's not the invites themselves we need to pay attention to, but who's getting them. Consider the August HTC announcement that brought us the One M8 for Windows: while the invite itself didn't tell much, that fact that it was going out to a lot of sites with a primarily Windows Phone focus helped clue us in to HTC's plans. Now similar ...

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    There's been no shortage of Apple hardware leaks going back the past few months now, and the question's been less one of “when are we going to start seeing some iPhone 6 stuff” and more one of “just which of these many, many leaks is the real deal?” But as we close in on next week's anticipated launch date, we've found the chaff separating from wheat, and a clearer image of the phone's hardware emerging. This weekend we move beyond component shots and dummy models, and even fully-assembled handsets, to seeing one captured in operation on video. It's just a short clip, but it does ...

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    We're four days away September 9, when Apple will do its darnedest to have us forgetting IFA and instead turn all our attention to the latest iOS launches. Exactly what will be on the menu has been a point of contention for months, and as sources go back and forth over our chances for seeing new tablets and wearables (as opposed to getting them later this year), there's little doubt in anyone's mind that we'll get at least one new iPhone 6 model. Taking that much for granted, what happens next – when might the iPhone 6 actually be available for sale? We've talked about some possibilities ...

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    When it comes to expectations for the maturing smartwatch market, the pressure on Apple could not be higher. We've seen a ton of progress over the last year in the development of models associated with Android devices, but despite the major gains, there's still this sense that big improvements are still needed before smartwatches really achieve mainstream appeal. Just as the release of the iPhone and iPad were market-changing launches, we've been wondering if Apple's iWatch might similarly represent a sea change for smartwatches, addressing hardware concerns and delivering a software ...

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    It's pretty much confirmed that Apple will announce its next generation iPhone 6 on its September 9 event. We've even heard some interesting rumors that Apple will also launch the iWatch at the same time. What we weren't prepared for was for is for some rumors that claim that Apple plans to do the same with the iPad Air 2. KGI Securities is claiming various things about Apple's September 9th event. Among these is that Apple is planning to announce the new iPad Air at this event, and not in October as Apple has done historically. Up to this point there were no credible rumors that pointed ...

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    Many of you may not remember this, but at the launch of the first-generation iPhone, the average size on a smartphone display was around 2.5-inches. Apple started to create the need for a bigger smartphone display, but the competition has left the Cupertino kids way behind over the last couple of years. Since then, Apple has touted that one-handed usability is the company's priority, and when we go through the leaks of the iPhone 6, it seems that even then, Apple is figuring something out. The same New York Times article that we discussed earlier also sheds some light on what to expect for ...

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    If you've kept track of all the recent changes that have emerged on five beta updates for iOS 8, it's clear that Apple needs a wearable in order for some of these services to work. That said, the amount of rumors regarding the iWatch is mixed as some say it'll be announced on September 9, and others claim we won't see it until 2015. Whatever the case may be, we've got new rumors on what to expect. Both the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times have posted rumors on what to expect from the iWatch. To narrow these down on one post, the reports claim that there will be two iWatch models, ...

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    IFA 2014 may be a great place to go if you're into Android or Windows Phone, but iOS? The best we might hope for are some interesting third-party accessories, and even the launch of the coolest Bluetooth keyboard or wireless speaker won't be able to make us forget that we have a real Apple event just days away, where news of next-gen hardware is essentially guaranteed to arrive. Sure, there have been (and will continue to be) plenty of last-minute stabs at just what hardware will debut (and when), but the details of the event are a done deal: come September 9, we'll have some answers. ...

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