Posts tagged with: iOS
  • by | April 2, 2014 11:39 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the initial Samsung Galaxy S5 sales, even though the phone isn't officially out yet. BlackBerry and T-Mobile are next as its official that both companies hate each-other. Apple vs. Samsung follows as Phil Schiller takes the booth to defend his company. Rumors of a reversible USB connector reach rumor mill. We end today's show talking about Microsoft, Windows Phone 8.1, Cortana, the new Nokia Lumia 930, and all the rest of the things that got announced. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Initial Samsung Galaxy S 5 sales are solid, ...

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  • by | April 2, 2014 6:26 PM

    If you haven't been following the developments, today is Apple vs. Samsung, day 2. Apple's first witness for today is non-other than Apple's SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller. His participation in Apple trials has become quite common, and more specifically, in the previous trials between Apple and Samsung. Today Schiller takes the stage one more time, but oddly didn't surprise anyone with his statement. As it turns out, Schiller simply decided to play it safe and re-hash the same statement he's used in two previous trial testimonies about the reasons why Samsung has infringed in ...

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  • by | April 2, 2014 3:37 AM

    Spotify is the go-to source of many for on-demand music streaming, through its subscription (and free) offerings. Its official clients are available for phones and tablets on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone as well, but starting today, those kicking it to Spotify tunes on the iPhone will be able to be the first ones to experience the redesigned Spotify app. Whether it is "the best looking Spotify ever", as the press release puts it, is up to you. The new version is darker, uses new typography and iconography, and focuses even more on content. In addition to the visual upgrades, the service ...

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  • by | April 1, 2014 11:35 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's Galaxy Tab4 line-up. Then we talk about Google's future update to the Nexus 5 camera view finder. We then talk about about the probability of a Google Nexus 10 announcement coming soon. Nokia takes the spotlight next as we talk about the Lumia 930, and the possibility that it won't make tomorrow's event. We end today's show by talking about the Apple vs. Samsung trail, which has just begun. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Samsung Galaxy Tab4 lineup goes official: 7.0, 8.0, and 10.1 inches - Google Android camera ...

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  • by | April 1, 2014 6:52 PM

    With Apple's possible launch of the iPhone 6, we've seen leaked images that show a device with a protruding camera lens, just as we see today with the iPod Touch. We know that Apple has a lot of pressure to innovate in its camera offering, and there have been ongoing leaks about the possibility of optical image stabilization, and even Apple's decision to ditch the idea. It's hard to tell if the next generation iPhone will include any of this, but one of the older patents we saw last month has resurfaced. We saw earlier how Apple is experimenting in using magnetic interchangeable lenses, ...

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  • by | April 1, 2014 6:35 PM

    As the trial of Apple vs. Samsung continues today, we've already heard Apple's arguments as to why Samsung has benefited from the whole development process of building phones through Apple's experience with the iPhone. Obviously the next step was for Samsung to defend itself, and you'd think that Samsung would counter Apple's arguments during its opening statement, but the company insists that it's just a victim. As it turns out, Samsung's attorney Bob Quinn decided to pull out an old 2010 email written by Steve Jobs to his staff to address the battle between Apple and Google as the "Holy ...

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  • by | April 1, 2014 6:19 PM

    The Apple vs. Samsung trial has officially begun, and if you were tired of all the drama in the previous one, this one is actually interesting and unique on its own. Previously we saw how Apple won the previous patent trial based mostly on software patent infringement, and this time, the lawsuit digs deeper into how Samsung has benefited in copying Apple's smartphone development. Today the trial has begun with Apple's opening statement, where the company specifically asks for over $2 Billion in damages over Samsung's infringement in five different patents. By contrast, even though Samsung ...

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  • by | April 1, 2014 6:05 PM

    Apple's launch of the iPhone 5s came along with a lot of criticism from industry experts, mainly because of the A7 64-bit processor. There's no denying that this is a 64-bit chip, but until this day, we haven't seen any dramatic improvements in using an iPhone 5s when compared to an iPhone 5 from last year. Many of us felt that the chip was a marketing stunt, but a recent study from AnandTech wants to prove otherwise. The study, as with everything that comes from AnandTech is extremely detailed, but explains the substantial differences between Apple's old A6 chip, and what we find today in ...

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  • by | April 1, 2014 4:10 PM

    Even though we do praise the iPhone for its display quality, that doesn't necessarily mean that its the most power-efficient feature that the phone has. As a result we do see how the iPhone's battery drains quickly, mainly because of the IPS display technology that it uses. Given the fact that the iPhone's battery life is its biggest customer complaint, it seems that Apple is up to something interesting for future iPhone models. Apple is reportedly in talks with Japanese chip maker Renesas Electronics over the acquisition of a specific division within the company that builds chips to power ...

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  • by | April 1, 2014 4:04 AM

    It's always difficult to accurately predict an upcoming product based on rumors and leaks -- though some were spot on, like all the HTC One M8 stuff we've seen, which turned out to be true -- especially if that product is an upcoming Apple product. We've seen Apple, as a company, turn from the most secretive into the maker of probably the most leaked phone (the iPhone 5s), and the speculation continues with chatter about a 4.7-inch and a 5.5-inch iPhone. Reuters' supply chain sources claim that production for the screens of the 4.7-inch variant might start as early as next month (May), in ...

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  • by | March 31, 2014 11:44 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the HTC One (M8), its sales performance, and what HTC has to say about benchmark manipulation. Then we talk about Apple's App Store, and the recent changes that the company plans due to different exchange rates. Samsung follows the news as apparently the company is asking Google to step-in and defend Android in the trial against Apple. Microsoft is next as we talk about some cool new features that may come on Windows Phone 8.1. We end today's show talking about the iPhone 6 and its leaked photos. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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  • by | March 31, 2014 7:23 PM

    Last summer, we saw Pebble take the success it found with direct sales of its smartwatches online and transition that over to the brick-and-mortar retail world, bringing the first-gen Pebble smartwatch to Best Buy stores. At first, only the black option was available, but we soon saw that joined by red. Fast-forward to 2014, and Pebble Steel may be the new hotness, but its very limited availability means that the classic Pebble design may be the smarter choice for users who don't want to wait. Today we learn of the latest way to get your hands on a Pebble as quickly and easily as possible, ...

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  • by | March 31, 2014 7:05 PM

    Apple's App Store pricing practices are fairly straight forward since its inception. Developers decide the price they want to charge, and then Apple gets a 30% cut of everything the app makes. What's interesting is that Apple has never really explained how it prices apps outside the United States, unless you live in Europe, where everything is the exact amount in Euros. In countries outside the European Union, maintaining a fixed price is difficult due to variable exchange rates, and that's just about to hit customers abroad. Apple has just announced that it'll be changing the prices of ...

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  • by | March 31, 2014 5:49 PM

    With the Apple vs Samsung trial gaining more and more heat, the next round of court visits is just a couple of days away. We've been hearing of Apple's master plan in billing Samsung $40 for every device shipped, based on all the patent infringement that has been proven, and we know that what Cupertino wants is for Samsung to no longer make money off-of its mobile division. Whether that happens or not is yet to be seen, but we've just learned what Samsung is planning next as a way to fight back. Today we've learned that Samsung is looking for Google's help, and particularly that of Andy ...

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  • by | March 31, 2014 4:58 PM

    For those of you that thought that 1080p video would be dead on high-end smarpthones this year, well that's not entirely the way things went with product launches. One thing that is becoming common is for smartphones to be able to record video in up-to 4K resolution, but that is of course, unless you're using an iPhone. The good thing about the developer community though, is that they always figure out ways to solve the problem, and we might have just found a way to get better quality video on your current iPhone. An app called Ultrakam is able to allow you to record video in up to 2K ...

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