Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Sony’s “camera lens” alternatives and their insane price tag. We later talk about the HTC One Max and some possible options for fingerprint scanning technology. Microsoft is up next as new reports talk about a merger between Windows Phone 8 and Windows RT. Then we go through a batch of Apple rumors that include the iWatch and even a possible iPad launch on September 10th. We end today’s show talking about the LTE Nexus 7 reaching Europe, aside from the recent price drop to just $199 of the Nexus 4.
There are certain market decisions that just make sense. If a product is too expensive, then you either lower its price to make it more affordable, or you launch a parallel product that can fit the needs of the less-demanding consumers. Still, there are companies that defy this mentality and have succeeded in their endeavor.
One of the most common examples is the automobile industry. On one hand, you have companies like Toyota, which build products for every market demographic. It makes sense to offer everything people need, so that everyone’s particular needs are [...]
I’ve always been a huge fan of the Matrix Trilogy, and I’m sure many of you are as well. There’s one thing I always remember the Oracle telling Neo when things began to get rough, and it was: “Everything that has a beginning must have an end”. And it’s true, regardless of where you heard the phrase, it’s a fact of life that what goes up, must come down at some point. It happened to Apple in the early 80s, to IBM early last decade, to HP just a couple of years ago, to Palm in that same time period, Nokia, you name it.
It’s hard to [...]
Up until this year, it was hard to be a tablet manufacturer if the company wasn’t Apple. Before 2010, nobody knew what it was like to have a tablet (that was not an expensive Microsoft computer obviously), and still, the iPad took the market by storm, and a storm that lasted almost four years. Why just four years? Well, if you learned about Apple’s quarter results a couple of days ago, you learned that for the first time ever, they sold less iPads this year than they sold last year. That’s not good considering that last year there were only two iPad options, and now [...]
iOS 7 is one of those things that you’ll either love, hate, or simply put-up with if you already own an iOS device. Some of us have been waiting for it for a long time. In full honesty, I think I was ready for a change even before Apple announced that there would be an iPad running it. Apple did a good job in polishing it and to keep me as their customer, but 2013 had to be a year of change for me, or else.
Some people hated the previous version of iOS for Apple’s choice in design, but I’ll admit that I actually liked it. As fake as it could be, it did a good [...]
It’s been two weeks since Apple released iOS 7 beta to developers, and even though it’s a dramatic refresh to the user interface, that doesn’t mean that like every piece of pre-production software, it didn’t have its significant bugs. Apple has now released iOS 7 beta 2, and among the changes we have some apparent enhancements to how natural the voice of Siri is, the voice recorder app returns to the iPhone, and other bug fixes here and there.
Probably the coolest news about this update is that iOS 7 now works on the iPad. In this video we go hands-on [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 and its release date for the US. Then we do some more Samsung talk as we’ve got another leak on the display size of the Galaxy Note III for this fall. Some deals are next as AT&T and Walmart have some significant discounts on smartphones for the rest of June. Apple’s iOS 7 is next as we go through the recent launch of a beta for the iPad. We end today’s show by talking about the iPhone 5S leak, which proves that there isn’t a dual flash on the phone, but rather a light to assist [...]
We apologize for some technical difficulties we had in uploading today’s show. Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the HTC Butterfly s and what this means to a probable revamp of the HTC Droid DNA. We then talk about Nokia and all their tactics to make their July 11th event relevant. Case designers have also leaked the designs of the iPhone 5S and also the affordable iPhone that’s also been rumored. iOS 7 for iPad was also revealed on video for those that were curious. We end today’s show talking about the hidden menu in iOS 7 that was recently [...]
Out of all the things that were announced at WWDC 2013, we’ll admit that even the things that weren’t shown or announced made some headlines. One of these was the fact that we were never able to see how iOS 7 look son the iPad, and that’s just to prove how early the development stage Apple’s new mobile operating system is. Apple did promise to launch the final version of iOS 7 in the fall for both the iPhone and the iPad, so there’s really nothing to worry about, but if you’re curious to see iOS 7 beta for the iPad, there’s good news.
Apple’s iPad mini is the love and hate tablet of the media today. Some love it because it truly is a beautiful design, and others don’t since it packs a low-resolution display at times when high-resolution is the new thing. Regardless of your love or hate for it, Walmart is now selling it for a discount, and if you know Apple products, you’ll know discounts are anything but common.
Starting today you can buy the 16GB iPad mini for just $299 on Walmart. This is an online sale, and it requires a store pick-up, so simply buy it online and the reserve at any store [...]
With so many devices launched between the fall of 2012 and Spring of 2013, we know many of you want to know what’s worth your money, and what you should skip with no questions asked. Both 2012 and 2013 have been great years for mobile technology, but we have a feature called “Worst Gadgets Ever” for a reason. There’s always a good deal of products that either end-up as vapor ware, some that suck on their own, and some which simply aren’t worth your money when compared to other devices in the market. We thought we’d help you with the Top 5 devices [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google Keep and how it enhances your note-taking experience on Android. Then we talk about Pandora’s debut on Windows Phone 8. We later talk about the bugs on iOS 6.1.3 and why we don’t think you should upgrade. We later move to talk about Google Now and its possibilities on iOS. Later it’s iPhone 5S and iPad 5 launch rumors since apparently there’s a date already set. We end today’s show talking about Android and Google Chrome not merging into one.
All this and more after the [...]
For those of you that really believed that Apple was launching iOS 6.1.3 just to fix the screen lock bypass, well, it turned out to fix a lot more than just that since the Jailbreak community is again stuck with an operating system they can’t hack. Now even more proof that Apple wasn’t really out to fix the lock screen issues are the fact that there is now proof that the problem still exists.
As reported by AllThingsD and as shown on the video bellow, you can still bypass the lock screen by doing a similar command. In this case, even though the video only shows [...]
Most new-device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review.
Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity.
For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s follow-up coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, [...]