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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new Jailbreak for all iOS 6 Compatible devices called Evasi0n. We then talk about the leaked T-Mobile roadmap, which is rumored to include the BlackBerry Z10 and an LTE-based Samsung Galaxy S III. The HTC M7 takes the spotlight next with good and bad rumors, which on the positive side talk about new camera technologies, but on the bad side include a delay to important carriers. Then we talk about the Nokia PureView EOS rumors for Windows Phone 8, which may come sooner than you think. We end today's show talking about Stephen Elop's recent ...

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    For those of you fans of the Jailbreak underworld, the time has come. Evasi0n was finally released today for all iOS 6 compatible devices, and it's as easy and stable as the most popular Jailbreaks we've seen in the past. Jailbreaking will allow you to side-load applications and services to iOS 6 that Apple has either not intended or not considered for your device. And as we historically know, many of these solutions have served to make iOS what it currently is since Apple has hired a couple of the developers behind some of the apps being offered. It's hard to answer the question: Why ...

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    It sure sounded like the evad3rs team was aiming to launch its evasi0n iOS 6.x jailbreak yesterday, on Super Bowl Sunday, but if you managed to sneak away from the game to check out the release's status, you'd have found that it still wasn't quite ready. Luckily, the extra wait has been minimal, and just a few moments ago the evasi0n jailbreak finally went live. There are installer programs available for Mac, Windows, and Linux computers, supporting Apple devices running iOS 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, and the most recent, 6.1. Unlike previous tethered iOS 6 jailbreak solutions, evasi0n is not ...

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    One man returns from a mission to Canada, and is greeted by friends. Friends with questions, observations, and inflammatory declarations about the future of a very special smartphone. A smartphone called BlackBerry. Yes, it's a special edition of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, covering all the ups, downs, and all-arounds of the new Research in Motion BlackBerry smartphone platform, BlackBerry 10, as well as the sleek black slab of potential it's riding on, the Z10. Join us as we welcome an old friend back into the smartphone space by discussing things like Peeking, Balance, Hub, and even ...

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    The latest International Data Corporation preliminary date figures for the fourth quarter of 2012 are in for tablets and worldwide shipments reached a record at 52.5 million. To put this into context, the tablet market grew 75.3% year over year in 4Q12 compared to 29.9 million units in 4Q11. As far as units are concerned, the last quarter of 2012 saw figures growing 74.3% from 30.1 million units in the third quarter of 2012. Apple is still the market leader with 22.9 million units sold in Q4 2012, representing a 48.1% growth over the same quarter of the previous. The iPad mini as well ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Nexus 4 availability in stores, even though that might change by the time this video goes live. We next talk about Asus and Google working on a newer version of the Nexus 7 with a better display and design. HTC makes the news next as we now have confirmed dates and invites for their M7 press event. Then the iPad 5 takes the spotlight as we find images of the new design, which is exactly as we currently see the iPad mini, only bigger obviously. We end today's show talking about Apple's release of a 128GB iPad 4 and question the need for it ...

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    For all the attention we've been giving rumors of new Apple hardware lately, talking about really inexpensive iPhones, or super-slim iPads that look like a blown-up iPad mini, you might have expected Apple's next new iOS device to be some kind of serious overhaul of previous designs. Instead, it turns out Apple's been planning something much more low-key, at least before it gets around to those more extreme changes, today announcing the availability of a new storage option for its existing fourth-generation iPad. We had heard about the possibility of seeing a 128GB iPad the other day, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new reports of more iOS domination in the United States. Then we do a little Siri talk, as it seems that Verizon was originally the company after buying the service before Apple did. A leaked Samsung roadmap is next and it's all about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 that's rumored for the next coming weeks. Nokia later takes the spotlight with some unconfirmed rumors of EOS Windows Phone devices coming with better camera technology. We end today's show talking about HTC Sense 5.0 and some recent leaks we came upon. All this and more after ...

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    Apple has confirmed recent reports regarding the departure of its vice president of Retail, Jerry McDougal. McDougal was also a potential candidate for the empty seat as the company’s senior Vice President of Retail. Jim Bean, Apple's ex-vice president of Finance will be taking over McDougal responsibilities, who resigned earlier this month. "Jim Bean is moving to Retail to help support our store teams. Jim has been at Apple for 15 years and is a great leader who understands our culture and focus on customer service", said Steve Dowling, a spokesperson for Apple. The reasons behind ...

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    While we're still waiting for official numbers as far as activations are concerned for this Holiday season both from Google and Apple (and, why not, Microsoft too), analytics company Flurry has published its own figures which talk about a whopping 17.4 million devices, up 332% from the average December baseline. You can also compare this number with Christmas 2011 when 6.8 million devices were activated. The interesting bit here is that tablets seem to have overtaken smartphones on December 25th, 51% to 49%. Leading the pack are Apple and its iPad, iPad mini, joined by Amazon and ...

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    It's that time again when we slowly need to get used to writing a new number when mentioning dates; luckily thanks to our smart devices we don't need to go out and look for a 2013 wallet calendar, unless we really want to. It's that time when we look back at what happened this year, with all the goods and bads, and anxiously look forward to what next year might bring. As usual here at Pocketnow we're happy to tell you what we think, and we're excitedly waiting to hear your opinions, in our upcoming series which will contain both 2012 recaps and 2013 predictions. We'll have something for ...

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    At the end of November figures from Kantar showed that Apple regained the number one position in the US, pushing Google's Android back to the second place. A more recent report of sales data for 12 weeks ending November 25, 2012, shows that Apple has reached its highest ever smartphone share in the US. Previous (October) numbers showed Apple’s iOS on the top spot with 48.1% marketshare in the States followed by  Android, falling from 63.3% to 46.7%. The most recent figures show Apple at 53.3% (up 17.5% year-on-year) while Android continues its decline to 41.9% (down 10.8% ...

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    It's that time again when we slowly need to get used to writing a new number when mentioning dates; luckily thanks to our smart devices we don't need to go out and look for a 2013 wallet calendar, unless we really want to. It's that time when we look back at what happened this year, with all the goods and bads, and anxiously look forward to what next year might bring. As usual here at Pocketnow we're happy to tell you what we think, and we're excitedly waiting to hear your opinions, in our upcoming series which will contain both 2012 recaps and 2013 predictions. We'll have something for ...

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    One of the key disappointments for many when seeing Apple unveil the iPad mini was its relatively small resolution. While it is on par with the iPad 2 (and on an even smaller screen), competing products like the Nexus 7 offer somewhat higher resolutions (and on screens almost one inch smaller). According to the rumor mill Apple is planning on bringing the Retina display to the iPad mini (not that this would be a surprising move, also something we've continuously heard in the comments). Taiwan-based backlighting industry sources also claim that -- aside from a possible 2048 x 1536 ...

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    Probably more so than smartphones, tablets make great gifts around the holidays; for WiFi-only models, there are no contracts to worry about, no carriers to shop between, and of course the reduced hassle that all of that adds up to. While Android's got some very attractive models to choose from this year, and Microsoft is doing all it can to get Surface some attention, the iPad may still be the gold standard. If you've got one on your list, you might want to swing by your local Walmart, as we're hearing about a pretty darn nice deal on current-gen iPads. Supposedly, the 16GB fourth-gen ...

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    For the iPhone owners among you: the Apple Maps ordeal is over with the release of Google Maps for iPhone. No longer will you search for a restaurant in your area and be taken to a place that is hundreds of miles away. No longer will you be subject to the limitations of Apple Maps and wish you could see a street view or public transit information. Our first impressions of Google Maps are very positive, and we've found a handful of hidden gestures that we show you in the below video. As a recap of the gestures, you can: double tap to initiate a single-finger zoom, use two fingers to ...

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    It seems like the end of another embarrassing era for Apple is finally over. Those of you that have gotten lost looking for a Target in a residential area like some of us were fooled recently is now a thing of the past. Google was kind enough to give Apple a pat in the back today, and they've now released their Maps application for iOS. Now, this is not just the return of the previous Google Maps we knew. This is a whole different ball game. It includes Turn-By-Turn navigation and works on the iPhone, though they do mention compatibility with the iPad if you're willing to deal with the ...

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    The Galaxy S III's barely old enough to warrant an After The Buzz episode, but we're already talking about the Galaxy S IV. In any other venue, that would be a sign of jumping the shark; on the Pocketnow Weekly, it's just business as usual. Tune in for our best speculation on what Samsung might include in its next sensational superphone, from unbreakable screens to bone conduction. Then keep on listening for an extended debate about the merits of Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 versus iOS, drilling down into their UIs and design philosophy. Finally, after some extended talk about how useful ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through the possibility of an untethered Jailbreak to all of Apple's new iOS line-up. Then we talk about Samsung's CES 2013 event, and the new rumors discarding a smartphone to be announced at the event. Later HTC becomes news as we go through their new One SV smartphone for the UK. Our coverage is up next as we talk about Joe's video of CM 10.1 running on the Nexus 10, aside from all of our After The Buzz coverage. We end today's show with Larry Page's talk about Motorola and some possible Nexus plan. All this and more after the break. Stories: - iOS ...

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    The most popular tablet in the world recently got an untimely update. At the iPad Mini event in October, Apple surprised most by updating the 9.7" iPad to a fourth-generation version which includes a faster CPU, a new connector, and a better front-facing camera. Many third-generation iPad owners and those that are considering the iPad wonder if now is a good time to buy. Well, we've spent the last several months with the iPad 4, and now that the buzz of its newness has worn off, we wanted to circle back and talk about how the newest 9.7" iPad has stood the test of time. First, be sure to ...

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    When Apple released iOS 6 we knew that YouTube will go missing -- and it's been removed since Beta 4 -- alongside Google Maps, but Mountain View was quick to react and released a dedicated application which only supported the iPhone and not the iPad. Then then iPhone 5 came along and the app was displaying black bars at the top and bottom of the larger screen with larger resolution but all of these are sorted out now. The new version of YouTube not only adds support for the iPhone 5 -- getting rid of the black bars and displaying nice, full-screen videos -- but it now also supports Apple's ...

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    Yesterday Apple announced that the iPhone 5 will become available this month in 50+ additional countriesand now it's time for Cupertino's iTunes online store to make its way to the same number of markets. Russia, Turkey, India, and South Africa are joining other regions in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean. The iTunes Store is now accessible in 119 countries for those who want to purchase content like music while more than 700,000 applications in the online market are available in 155 countries for iPhone and iPad users. Apple also just ...

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    With 2012 rapidly running low on remaining days (only 35 to go), you had better believe that you're about to start seeing a ton of year-end lists everywhere you go online. We'll be having a number of such posts in the coming weeks, as we think back on what 2012 meant for smartphones and tablets, but I though I'd start things off early by recounting some of the biggest blunders of the year. Everyone's experience with smartphones is different; maybe you've been especially upset with your carrier for not being timely with the updates you were expecting, or perhaps you had a particularly hard ...

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    According to the latest numbers released by Gartner for the third quarter of 2012, Android is leading the OS competition with more than 70%, followed by a distant Apple iOS and its close to 14%. Despite these figures Apple has managed to be the undisputed leader of Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping, according to an IBM research. Overall, online sales grew year-on-year 17.4% on Thanksgiving Day and 20.7% on Black Friday; out of all these, mobile consumers accounted for 16.3%. Apple has managed to top the charts with the iPad and the iPhone, as follows: the iPad accounted for 9.8% ...

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    This is one of those rumors we've seen in the past, like the one where Samsung reportedly terminated its supply contract with Apple or the one concerning the alleged 20% price increase the South Korean manufacturer imposed for processors. Today's rumor refers to batteries and the report comes from China Business News. It claims that Apple has to turn to its alternative battery manufacturers -- Amperex Technology Limited and Tianjin Lishen Battery -- for the iPad (and MacBook Air) after Samsung reportedly halts supply. However, previous reports were all debunked and information denies ...

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