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    There's always this notion that whomever arrives at a market first, has the best possibility of dominating it. Sadly that works almost everywhere except in the tech world, as we've seen all the big smartphone and computer companies that ruled the world years ago now either underperforming, or dead. Such is the case of Apple's iPad, which was almost 8 years late to the tablet business, but that has dominated the market ever since. In a recent survey from JD Power conducted to over 2500 tablet users, iPads ruled the results not only in the amount of tablets in the survey, but also in the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new one-day deals for the HTC One M8 tomorrow. Then we talk about ARM's plan to give us a $20 smartphone, with some decent specs if you have a look. LG is next as we get some leaked photos of the G3 and its new brushed-aluminum back. Then we talk about Apple and the rumored inclusion of Touch ID on its next-generation iPads, aside from its current status. We end today's show with Samsung and the rumored Gear 2 Solo, for those of you that just want a smartwatch without a smartphone. All this and more after the break. Stories: - HTC One M8 ...

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    Apple's launch of the iPhone 5s made it almost obvious that the company was going to incorporate Touch ID into its next tablet offerings, but the reasons why Apple couldn't deliver were clear. The company struggled for months to meet the demand of the iPhone 5s, mainly because of the Touch ID component, so building it into the new iPad line-up would've just complicated things. It's only natural that this new feature reaches the iPad this year, and rumors continue to point to that. Reports have TSMC (short for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) already supplying Touch ID sensors ...

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    Apple has shown us just how reluctant it can be about capacitive buttons. Surely the company made the capacitive touch screen popular, but they've focused on physical buttons that you have to press every single time in order to drive the phone to react with you in certain cases. Those of us that have learned the annoyance of capacitive buttons understand the reasons for that, but it seems that Apple is having some second thoughts. The company has just filed a new patent for touch-sensitive buttons, and even though we're having a hard time figuring out how these buttons are different than ...

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    Microsoft's launch of Office for iPad came with a lukewarm reception. Even though the apps do a great job in bringing productivity to the iPad, you can't really use them for free, and the paid subscription is definitely non-realistic for the average person. Aside from that, the apps were met with some criticism because they lacked certain key features necessary to actually make the iPad a productivity tablet, and Microsoft has decided to address them today. Microsoft has just updated Office for iPad with printing support, aside from other new features. This will allow you to use any ...

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    Even though we were almost certain that Touch ID was going to make it to the iPad line-up last year, Apple found a way to disappoint. We saw leaked photos of the iPad supporting Touch ID, but given the supply restraints that Apple was facing with the iPhone 5s, it's clear that the reason they company pushed it for a future release was due to its ability to deliver. If you're asking yourself when the feature will reach the iPad, new rumors shed some light. A French developer has just discovered that there is code on iOS 7.1 that already hints to the iPad's compatibility. Apple designates ...

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    Even though Apple is quite famous for its secrecy, a lot has gone wrong in that department lately, and we wonder if this is intentionally driven in order to lower the buzz from competing devices. We've heard tons of rumors regarding the future of the iPhone, iPad and even the iWatch, and most of this will apparently see the light of day in 2014. If you're wondering why Apple has taken so long while competitors like Samsung have all the market to themselves, Apple's CEO has an answer for that. Tim Cook was recently interviewed by the Wall Street Journal after the company's quarter results, ...

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    The Apple Q2 2014 results are in after the usual conference call and press release published officially, including financial results for fiscal 2014 second quarter which ended on March 29, 2014. If you're interested in figures, $45.6 billion ($43.6 billion in the same period of the previous year) is the quarterly revenue and $10.2 billion ($9.5 billion in the same period of the previous year) is the quarterly net profit. However, if you're more interested in units sold, Apple can brag about 43.7 million iPhones, and 16.3 million iPads sold. Tim Cook said "We're very proud of our ...

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    The popularity of services like Shazam and SoundHound have proven to be quite substantial lately. To even consider it possible for your smartphone to detect a song that's playing on the radio a decade ago was a dream. Today however, we see services like Bing being able to detect songs natively without the need of a third-party app, and it seems Apple wants to follow these footsteps. Bloomberg reports that Apple plans to bring song identification to iOS 8, and apparently the company will use Shazam to get the job done. The report mentions that: "The company is planning to unveil a ...

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    Ever since the launch of the first-generation iPhone, the relationship between Apple and Yahoo has always been quite close. Yahoo was in-charge of powering the iPhone's first push email service, and we've seen the company power Apple's stock widget, weather, and is also an optional search engine for its mobile Safari browser. Google on the other hand has owned other defaults like maps, and the search engine you find initially, though Yahoo seems to be working on changing that. Reports have Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer already planning on negotiating with Apple for its search engine to become a ...

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    Even though the trend of "dot-one" updates from companies like Microsoft and Google has been noticeably significant lately, Apple's way of handling these is always a mixed bag. We have seen cases where these updates are significant, but the launch of iOS 7.1 proved to be more a bug-fix update than a feature-packed one. We've heard rumors of Apple preparing itself for the launch of iOS 8 in June, but new rumors reveal some additional updates in-between. Google Analytics is already showing some devices within Apple's campus that are navigating websites on iOS 7.1.1. Sadly there are still no ...

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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 has been famous for making some of the most iconic ads in history. I'm sure most of you remember the 1984 ad that the company ran for the launch of the Mac, which is still regarded as one of the best of all time, and we've seen the company do more with the iPod and iPhone over the years. Still, we've seen Apple worried about how Samsung is denting its image lately, and a new conversation revealed by the Apple vs. Samsung trial shows how disappointed the company is. In an email chain between Phil Schiller and Apple's famous ad agency TBWA/Media Arts Lab. following an article written ...

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    Last week we announced that Microsoft was officially releasing Office for Apple's iPad and shortly thereafter went hands-on to show you what to expect if you're an iOS user. Being an Android guy, I immediately headed to the Play Store so I could download the Android version on my 2013 Nexus 7. The link said that my device wasn't compatible with the app. What? Not compatible? How can that be? I've got Google's latest tablet running the latest version of the Android operating system! How can Microsoft Office not be compatible?! Android Support I pulled out my Nexus 5 and checked the same ...

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    After years of continuous rumors, Microsoft has finally launched its most popular Office applications for the iPad. It's definitely not the best solution out there, given the fact that you can only read documents and not edit them, unless you're willing to pay the crazy amount of $99/year for Office 365. Still, the service is the most reliable way to view and edit Office documents on the go. If you've been asking yourself just how popular the apps have been on the App Store, well the apps topped the download charts for the first couple of days, and Microsoft has just announced that it has ...

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