Posts tagged with: iPad
  • by | December 18, 2013 6:59 PM

    Looking at the latest round of iPads, it's easy to say we've come a long way. In just under four years' time, Apple has managed to make the latest full-sized iPad 211g lighter than the original. It's also 2.8mm shorter, 20.2mm narrower, and almost half the thickness – 7.5mm versus the 13.4mm thickness of the original. The outward appearance has drastically changed, as well. It's lighter, more premium, more comfortable hold, and, well, prettier. All the while, Apple has maintained the same screen size, 9.7-inches, and quadrupled the resolution, effectively doubling the density – 264ppi ...

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  • by | December 14, 2013 7:54 PM

    Pocketnow Daily gets an average of 300 to 500 comments a day, and sometimes even a thousand. We’d like to thank you all for participating in our question of the day, and we love your feedback so much, that we decided that since we can’t respond to ever single one of your comments, we should at least feature a couple in a weekly video. This is the Pocketnow Daily Recap. Since we only have 3 minutes on every Daily video to go through the hottest news, the weekly recap will serve as a more extensive discussion where we also include your thoughts on the subject. Sadly, for the sake of ...

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  • by | December 12, 2013 4:04 PM

    Let’s face it, tablets aren’t perfect. We’ve had numerous editorials talking about it, and we don’t think twice about pointing these imperfections out in our reviews. Surely in life nothing is perfect, but there are surely those companies that try harder, and those that don’t. There are companies that’ll charge you the same amount of money for lesser quality products than others, and there are those that would rather lose a premium in oder to sell you what you paid for. Now that said, tablets aren’t new. We’ve used them for over a decade, and it’s interesting to note that ...

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  • by | December 6, 2013 8:17 AM

    Things are going faster and smoother for Apple when it comes to propagating the latest version of the company's OS than, say, for Google, but the two companies are on a totally different strategy. While Android 4.4 KitKat is running on 1.1% of compatible Google devices, Apple's iOS 7 powers 74 percent, a nice adoption rate to have for the latest iteration of a platform. Of course, iOS 7 was announced and released earlier than Android 4.4 KitKat, giving it a relatively large head-start! Still, with the latest figures in, as of December 1, 2013, 22% of Apple's compatible devices still run ...

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  • by | December 4, 2013 6:11 PM

    I’m probably going to be overly dramatic with the following statement I’m going to make, but it’s true: I’m tired of hearing Tim Cook repeat how excited he is about 2014. We’ve heard so many CEOs repeat this over and over, and when the company's 2013 line-up wasn’t much to get excited about, it’s honestly a hard glass of water to want to swallow. I don’t know about you, but I’m mixed about Apple’s 2013 line-up. We knew that the iPhone wouldn’t get much more than an iterative update, which has been the norm from Apple in the last six models it’s launched of their ...

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  • by | December 3, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about HTC's financial improvements, which are great news, even though there is a ban on the HTC One mini in the UK. Apple is next as we go through the company's plans to bring us a 12.9-inch 4K iPad in the next couple of months. Android 4.4.1 follows the news as it is in advanced testing as well. We then cover the news of Motorola's CEO apologizing over their Cyber Monday disaster in trying to sell the Moto X. We end today's show talking about the company that sold most on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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  • by | November 29, 2013 6:42 PM

    I don’t know about you, but I had my first computer back in 1992. It was really my Dad's, but I was the only one that used it for many reasons that I’ll explain later. It was a clone PC with a 386 processor, 2MB of RAM, an 20MB HDD, and it ran DOS 4.2. I remember every single DOS command I needed to operate it before we upgraded to Windows 3.1, and I would enjoy playing Prince of Persia, Wolfenstein 3D, Duke Nuken, and other titles that made this my only game console for years to come. Still, one of the things I remember most about those times is that computers daunted regular people. ...

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  • by | November 26, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's Nexus 7 deals, which are ironically not better than the deals we had already talked about a couple of days ago. We then talk about the Google Edition phones receiving Android 4.4 KitKat as of today. Then it's patent talk as we go through Samsung's probable new flagship feature for the Galaxy S 5. Apple follows the news as the company has also filed a patent, but this time in order to bring Lytro technology into the cameras of their future devices. We end today's show talking about the launch of the Moto G in the United States. All ...

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  • by | November 25, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about HTC's Golden One, which is not made of gold this time, aside from some leaked specs of the HTC M8. Microsoft follows the news as we go through the possibility of a fusion between Windows 8 and Windows RT. Later we talk about the successor to the LG G Flex, which the company plans to make uniquely bendable. Apple is next as some of the company's 2014 plans have been leaked, and they include a bigger iPad and the iWatch. We end today's show talking about Google's Eric Schmidt, and how he recommends Android to his friends over iPhones. All this ...

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  • by | November 6, 2013 8:28 AM

    According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, Apple will be increasing its smartphone and tablet production capacities with the help of new suppliers. The information comes from unnamed sources that claim the Cupertino-based company will be adding new Asian contract manufacturing partners in order to help production meet demand. The Taiwan-based Wistron Corp. will start producing the iPhone 5C later this year; the company is already making phones for BlackBerry and Nokia, says the report. Compal Comm -- manufacturer also for Lenovo, Nokia, and Sony -- will start assembling the iPad ...

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  • by | November 5, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some Google Now updates that have just reached iOS. Then we talk about Kazam, the company that was started by a couple of HTC employees that left the company recently. Then we go through the expansion of Moto Maker to other carriers, not just AT&T, which should happen in the next coming days. We later talk about the LG G Flex, how it can bend, and what this could mean to your experience owning the phone. We end today's show talking about rumors of a possible 12.9-inch iPad, which hints to an iPad Pro. All this and more after the break. ...

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  • by | November 5, 2013 3:45 AM

    After larger iPad rumors came larger iPhone rumors, and now we're going full circle with more hear-say and speculation regarding a future possible larger-than-9.7-inch iPad. While we previously heard of a possible 11.4-inch Apple slate, today's rumor is talking about an even larger form factor, at 12.9-inches. Even if such a prototype exists, Apple has been known to experiment with multiple form factors in-house, most of which remain in the prototype/project category/stage for good. This rumor claims that the 12.9-inch iPad is already in testing at the Foxconn factory, which, even if it ...

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  • by | October 22, 2013 11:19 PM

    Today was a great day for technology buffs. We got to see Apple's newest tablets, and we were pretty impressed overall. The iPad finally joined its laptop siblings in the Air family, shed a few ounces, and got an even sexier physique; and the iPad Mini finally got the Retina display that the original version should have come with. But hey, I'm Joe the Android Guy, and all this is "Apple-y" stuff, what am I doing chiming in? Luckily for all of us in "the other camp", Apple didn't include everything they could have -- or arguably should have -- which means Android OEMs have a clear map of ...

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  • by | October 21, 2013 3:34 PM

    It's amazing how, a little over three years ago, nobody cared about tablets. They had existed for almost 8 years, and still, they were either too pricey, or simply not powerful enough to justify their purchase. Fast-forward to today, and it's amazing that all it would take was to bloat a smartphone to make people want them. Still, there's no denying that the market exists, it's huge, and Apple still dominates it. Tomorrow we expect more iPads to be announced, and unless Apple hasn't caught up with the recent reviews of Google's Nexus 7, there's a lot of great competition to worry about. ...

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  • by | October 19, 2013 5:14 PM

    Watch our Top 5 predictions for what to expect on Apple's October 22nd event, where the most probable theme is iPad. That said, we've this could be Apple's last event for the year, and judging from the fact that devices like the Apple TV haven't seen an overhaul, we could be in for more than just tablets. The biggest question we have is what'll we get and what'll we miss from this event. We're expecting new iPads, but we've also heard rumors of an iWatch, a full-fledged Apple TV, meaning an actual television and not just a box, and obviously new computers. As competition has aggressively ...

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