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    Following the WWDC keynote on Monday, some of us weren't exactly sure how to feel about the new iOS 8 update. Unlike last year, which was a huge visual overhaul, iOS 8 is more background and feature upgrades which make the update seem more incremental than it actually is. Behind the scenes, there's a lot of new stuff going on – a lot of stuff we never thought we'd see Apple ever announce. For one, it introduced third-party keyboards in iOS 8, placing a larger part of the user experience in the hands of third-party developers. Third-party sharing, something I've been harping on for years ...

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    On Monday, Apple started its annual WWDC conference with a bang. It unveiled the newest Mac OS update, Yosemite, and an update to its mobile OS, iOS 8. Like many had predicted, Apple has once again brought the two platforms closer together through what the company calls Continuity. In the future, those with more than one Apple device will be able to start messages on one device and finish on another, start browsing a Safari Web page on the iPad and pick up later on the iPhone. However, this is only beta 1 and not everything is working as intended. What all is new? What works and what ...

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    Each year around the same time, we look to Apple to bring some new features to its mobile platform. Each year, our anticipation for more useful, innovative features on iOS grows immensely. Maybe we're just demanding and ungrateful. Or maybe it's because, even for some strong Apple proponents, the software is beginning to feel a little stale. Last year's face-lift brought very few helpful changes to the platform; among the most notable were Control Center, folders with no app limitation on the Home screen, and AirDrop. But the brunt of the changes were dramatic visual changes – mostly in ...

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    Yesterday, Apple kick-started its annual developer conference, WWDC 2014, with a bang. To no surprise at all, it announced a newer version of OS X, Yosemite, alongside the anticipated update to its mobile platform, iOS 8. And like I so wittingly predicted, Apple has continued its slow marriage of the two contrasting operating systems. Many of the new features for both platforms allow users to start a task on one device and finish on the other, what Apple calls Continuity. For instance, you can start typing a message in iMessage on the iPad and finish typing it on the Mac. Or with iMessage ...

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    The wait is over, Japanese readers! Apple has announced that the new iPad lineup (iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display) will soon be available in the country for NTT DOCOMO customers. The carrier will offer the products on its LTE network, just as it has been doing for Apple's iPhone products. The devices will be available for purchase on June 10, though pre-registration will begin on June 2 through various DOCOMO outlets such as dealers and their website. To quickly recap the devices, which don't need much of an introduction, the iPad Air is the 10" tablet with an Apple A7 chip, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the availability of the HTC One M8 on other carrier stores and even Best Buy. Then we talk about some next-generation iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display rumors which include an A8 chip and Touch ID. Then we talk about the iPhone 6, the rumors of a 5.5-inch 1080p display on one model though with varied sapphire scenarios. The iWatch follows the news as we talk about the rumor that there are two models, both fashionable, but one may cost thousands of dollars. We end today's show talking about Motorola's new President and COO, and ...

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    With all the rumors tilted towards the next-generation iPhone, we've been wondering exactly what will Apple bring to the table for its iPad line-up? Apple has historically launched new iPad models during springtime, but it seems that it won't be the case this year. The iPad Air is barely in its first generation, so it would be safe to judge that Apple will retain a lot of the design elements of this device going forward, and improve on some software or hardware capabilities. Reports from credible sources claim that Apple will retain the design of the current-generation iPad Air and iPad ...

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    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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    Apple's iOS 7.1 is now upon us, delivering fixes, new features, and ruining the latest jailbreak – all the stuff we expect a significant iOS release to do. But along with the functionality it delivers, it also holds a few secrets, and one of them sure seems to suggest that Apple's got a couple new hardware variants in the works. The iOS 7.1 code mentions support for two currently unknown iPad models, identified as the 4,3 and 4,6 editions. The former is likely a new device of the iPad Air lineage, while the latter would logically be a new iPad mini. Before you start getting too excited, ...

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    Part of what makes the Mobile World Congress such a special event to cover – as opposed to a trade show like CES – is that its focus is so specific to the mobile industry. That gives the manufacturers involved the opportunity to really put their smartphones and tablets front and center, not drowned out by new gaming consoles, HDTVs, and connected appliances. The organization behind all of this is the GSM Association (yeah – like from the phone standard), and in addition to putting on this whole shindig, the GSMA recognizes some of the companies, products, and services that really ...

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    Sony's new Xperia Z2 Tablet may have another big 10.1-inch screen, but this puppy is seriously compact, measuring-in at just 6.4mm thick. Of course, we can't talk about incredibly thin tablets without stepping outside the Android sphere and looking at Apple's also-crazy-thin iPad Air, with a slim 7.5mm thick profile. We brought along just such a tablet to the MWC this morning, letting us put these two slates head-to-head. Even though we're looking at comparable display sizes when measured diagonally, the difference in aspect ratio here really make the two contrast well; even with the Air's ...

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    Apple's quest for thinner and lighter has been quite notorious with every iPhone and iPad model that's ever been launched. With the exception of the third-generation iPad, Apple's products continue slimming down in size, weight and heft with every major generation change, and the tendency continues for Apple's 2014 line-up. One of Apple's biggest hurdles in making devices thinner and lighter is the LED backlight used to power the display. Reports have Apple going from a 0.6 mm LED on its current-generation devices to a 0.4 mm component. Now what's even more interesting about this report is ...

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    One of the biggest selling points for the iPad ever since the launch of Apple's first-generation tablet was its battery life. This is one of those few products that is rated for 10 hours of battery life, but that has gone for one or two hours more in every test that analysts have thrown at it. After four years of iPad, and lots of competing tablets from Android and Windows, you'd think that the iPad met its match, but that doesn't seem to be the case. New tests conducted by Which.co.uk show that the iPad continues to reign supreme in battery life when compared to every tablet in the ...

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    Apple isn't just famous for its design and product line-up, but also because of its supply-chain business tactics. In the past you remember how hard it was for any OEM to secure flash storage, and other silicon chips from manufacturers. The company has enough cash to secure all the supplies it needs at very attractive prices, and with its new sapphire manufacturing facility in Arizona, it did just that as well. Apple's new sapphire manufacturing facility in Mesa, Arizona won't just give it exclusive rights to build its own sapphire displays. The company has just procured 518 furnaces to ...

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    One of the most exciting devices out of CES this year was easily Samsung's monstrous Note tablet, the Galaxy NotePRO 12.2. On paper, it's nothing terribly mind-blowing. It's quite literally the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, which we reviewed last year, on a much larger scale. Inside, it has the same 3GB RAM, 32 or 64GB of fixed storage with expansion via microSD, a 9,500mAh battery, and one of two SoCs. Like the 2014 Note 10.1, the LTE variant comes with a Snapdragon 800 chip and the Wi-Fi model is fitted with an Exynos 5 Octa chipset. Both have 8-megapixel cameras, the S Pen, and 2,560 ...

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