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    Ever since the official launch of iOS 7, Apple has been hard at work testing iOS 7.1. We've seen Cupertino launch five betas of the operating system update since mid-November, and even though we still don't have a Gold Master candidate for developers, new reports have the update being pushed very soon due to a specific reason. According to Daring Fireball's Jon Grubber, Apple is planning to launch a specific app to support SXSW, but this app requires some specific features that are only available on iOS 7.1. In his words: Apple's first iTunes Festival in the U.S. starts a week from today ...

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    We've seen a ton of leaks of what iOS in the car is going to be like on iOS 7.1, but none of us were quite sure of how Apple was planning to implement it. Some assumed that the company would build a specific version of iOS that would work on your dashboard, and others expected this to be a special "Car mode" that you could activate on your iPhone. As it turns out, iOS in the Car was named "CarPlay" today, and it'll be something a little different than expected. So CarPlay is actually a service that will launch on new Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Mercedes Benz and Volvo automobiles this ...

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    One of the most common trends that you'll notice in today's market, is that it's very odd to see iPhone users leaving the platform for something else. I've personally seen cases of people doing so, and then coming back just a few months later. Some people are locked-in due to the amount of purchases that they've made on Apple's various online stores, and others simply because they want to stick to what they know. All this said, a recent study was conducted to 2,000 iPhone users in the UK, and more than half of them admit to having a 'blind loyalty' for Apple as a brand. The detailed ...

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    Neither is what you’d call a “budget phone” - in fact each goes out of its way to avoid being painted with that particular brush. But they’re both devices that cater to a customer looking for something just shy of full flagship status. If you think you might be that customer, strap yourself in because we’re about to compare them. These smartphones aren't necessarily new to us. We reviewed Apple's iPhone 5c shortly after its release, and we spent some hands-on time with Sony's Xperia Z1 Compact at CES 2014. As you know, though, nothing beats having them side-by-side in the testing ...

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    Generally speaking, whenever Apple introduces a product, many claim it to be "perfect". This always strikes me as odd when a new iteration comes along, and somehow "improves" on the previous one (which was supposed to have been "perfect"). One thing that was "missing" from Apple's phone offering until recently was a "low priced" device. When the iPhone 5C came out, many saw a new era of low-priced iPhones in the not-too-distant future. That future has thus far failed to materialize. iPhone 5C When it comes to smartphones, adding a splash of color not only makes otherwise "bland" devices ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's launch of more Galaxy S 4 variants with faux leather. Then we talk about the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, and some camera issues that customers are facing. The iPhone 5c makes the news next as one just caught fire on a teenager. We then go through all three of the conflicting rumors of the HTC M8, and the features it might include. We end today's show as we talk about the iWatch, and Apple's different investments to make it unique. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Samsung launches some more faux leather GS4 variants - Sony ...

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    We've seen cases here and there of cellphones catching fire for various reasons. Whether it's happened due to a cheap battery replacement, or bad component reassembly, or the use of a cheap cable to charge the phone as well, these are all the most common reasons. Now in a case that happened yesterday, a 13-year-old's iPhone 5c caught fire and it wasn't due to any of these reasons. This unnamed teenager from Kennebunk, Maine had barely owned the iPhone 5c for two months, which makes it obvious that the phone was not repaired in any way, and since the phone caught fire in her pants while ...

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    Apple's results last quarter have proven to shock more than few of us. Just recently we learned that the iPad actually gained global marketshare for the first time in a while last quarter, which is extremely difficult in a world full of $200 tablets. Now it seems that even the iPhone broke some records in sales last quarter when compared to its direct competition. Two quarters ago, Samsung's 38% of US smartphone market share had surpassed Apple's 34%, something which proved to be a great achievement for Samsung, given how popular the iPhone is in the United States. Most of us assumed that ...

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    Facebook has been rumored to release its own news application, and the social network did exactly that. The app is called Facebook Paper, and it will be available on the iPhone starting February 3, which is next Monday. There's no word on an Android client, at least not for now, and not in the initial press release. While you can better understand what Paper is by checking out the video below, expect it to bring you news, as well as information from your friends, in what appears to be a beautifully designed application. Structured in stories and sections, Paper will contain your News Feed ...

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    Ever since the launch of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c we've seen every US carrier fight a hard battle in offering the best deals possible to gain new iPhone customers. From gift cards, to discounts, to additional incentives, we've seen aggressive things can get. Still, if you thought the holiday discounts were good, there's a new one that's just unbeatable. Virgin Mobile has just announced that it's slashing the unsubsidized price of the 16GB iPhone 5s to $459.99, which is down from the usual $649.99 that you'll see everywhere else. In the case of the 16GB iPhone 5c this is even sweeter at ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Sony's new tablet-compatible QX10 and QX100, and what that means for the camera lenses. BlackBerry is next as we go through its 10.2.1 update, and all the significant changes you look-out for. Nokia and Microsoft are next as rumors have Windows Phone 8.1 making a debut in a lot of Lumia devices during MWC. We later go through Apple's quarter results and how everything performed well, except the iPhone 5c. We end today's show by talking about Apple's patents for interchangeable lenses and the iPen. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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    Apple's launch of the iPhone 5c along with the iPhone 5s took the world by surprise, but not really a positive one. Most of us still can't understand why Apple launched a "budget iPhone" that's too expensive to compete with the budget market. As a result, Apple's quarter earnings call had something to say about the iPhone 5c, and it wasn't positive. According to Tim Cook, "the iPhone 5c was popular among first-time iPhone buyers, but not as popular as expected". It's clear that you don't need a degree in Rocket Science to prefer to buy an iPhone 5s for just an extra $100, and to stick with ...

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    After a four-year break, the iPhone is back on Megafon, Russia's second largest carrier, according to a recent Reuters report. The carrier announced that it has managed to sign a direct contract with Apple for supplying its smartphone, after failing throughout the years to guarantee volumes required by the manufacturer, according to unnamed sources. The deal between the two companies is a three-year agreement under which the carrier will buy various iPhone models from Apple, following Vimpelcom's example that signed a similar contract at the end of last year for the iPhone 5s and iPhone ...

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    A couple hours back we brought you some of the most recent mobile sales data, specifically looking at how Apple and Samsung fared with US smartphone sales over the course of the holiday season. Apple sure appeared to be the winner there, but what about some official numbers? Well, we are smack-dab in the middle of another earnings reports mini-season, and Apple is the latest company to share its numbers. Unsurprisingly, revenue is up, with this past quarter bringing in $57.6B, compared to $54.5B a year ago. Despite that growth, profits haven't budged, with both periods generating the same ...

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    Every so often, we get to talking about how much storage is available on our phones out of the box – and not the 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB on the spec flyer, but how much is actually free for us to use, after system software, OEM add-ons, and all that pre-installed bloat is accounted for. The thing is, we only pay a lot of attention to it after we first notice it's a problem – like how Microsoft found itself in hot water when Surface RT owners noticed their “32GB” tablets only having 16GB free. What we don't usually see is a nice breakdown, comparing the situation on a whole lot of ...

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    Those running Android are familiar with the third party keyboard SwiftKey, whether they use it or not, whether we talk smartphones or tablets. Apparently, SwiftKey will make its way to the iPhone (and probably the iPad too), according to the latest from @evleaks. However, there appears to be a catch... iOS does not currently allow third party keyboard so the software bit hinted (read: leaked) here is called SwiftKey Note, which might as well be a note-taking application for Apple devices. There's no more information for the moment so we can't serve with anything specific, but the image ...

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    The end of the year in tech is already dominated by lists - best of, worst of, top 5, bottom 50 - you get the picture. So rather than foist another array of numeric bullet points upon you on our last podcast of the year, we've decided to dedicate this show to you, the listener ... and more specifically, to those of you who've written to us. That's right - just like we did back in the summer, for the last show of 2013 we're focusing entirely on listener mail on this, episode 076 of the Pocketnow Weekly. The backed-up emails in our inbox span the full array of tech topics, ranging from ...

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    When Apple Maps turned out to be a fiasco in the early days, the company's CEO issued an apology letter at the end of September 2012, in which Tim Cook also suggested some alternatives to Apple's own solution. Among the recommendations, there was a line to "use Google or Nokia maps by going to their websites and creating an icon on your home screen to their web app". Soon after, Nokia made its own Here Maps available for iOS users; however, the app has been silently pulled. "We have made the decision to remove our HERE Maps app from the Apple App Store because recent changes to iOS 7 ...

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    20 million Taiwan Dollars -- which is, today, roughly $668,000 -- is the amount the Fair Trade Commission got Apple fined in Taiwan for, according to a statement on Wednesday. The reason for the fine is, according to the TFTC, Apple's interfering with pricing of mobile service providers and handset distributors. To be specific, article 18 of Taiwan's Fair Trade Act has been violated by Apple, who reportedly told Taiwan's three main operators exactly how much to sell iPhones for. Apple also reportedly asked also asked Chunghwa Telecom Co., Far Eastone Telecommunication Co. and Taiwan ...

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    On December 6 we have heard about rumors of Apple striking a deal with the world's largest mobile operator, by users, China Mobile. Now Apple confirms the information via a press release, telling the world that the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will be available on the Chinese carrier starting January 17, 2014. The deal is a "multi-year agreement" and the phones will be available both in operator retail stores as well as Apple retail stores across mainland China. "Apple’s iPhone is very much loved by millions of customers around the world. We know there are many China Mobile customers and ...

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    Ever since iOS 7 was released on September 18 for compatible devices, users of the Apple OS didn't really have too many options at a complete jailbreaking solution. However, thanks to the team behind evasi0n, you can now experiment with evasi0n7, the iOS 7.x untethered Jailbreak. You have to have a Windows (XP minimum), Mac OS X (10.6 minimum) or Linux (x86 / x86_64) machine to be able to apply this to your iPhone, iPad or iPod running iOS 7.0 through 7.0.4. However, as the official page warns, "many Cydia tweaks are not yet compatible with iOS 7" so you'll have to acknowledge the usual ...

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    The technology world is a fast moving one, and hence, there are more than 100 stories we publish on a weekly basis here on Pocketnow. Those include reviews, videos, editorials, news, and more. With this new, weekly series, we're making it easier for you to look back at the most interesting, exciting, and popular topics of the week, in case you missed anything. Look for the Pocketnow Week in Review every Sunday morning. It contains the most popular ten stories of the week printed on the portal, as well as top videos from our YouTube channel. Additionally, you can also find our Pocketnow ...

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    Samsung always outsells Apple's iPhone when it introduces the latest Galaxy flagship; that's mainly because their announcement and availability policies are leapfrogging, so it's just normal for the newest Android to perform better than the older iPhone. ...and then the iPhone outsells the usually six-seven-month old Android when it is introduced, so there's really nothing to be surprised about when it comes to the chart below. Regardless of who's on the top spot at any moment, Samsung and Apple are comfortably leading the pack; when it comes to the beginning of Q3 2013 though, Apple ...

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    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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    So you've decided to spring for a special gift this holiday season - either for a romantic partner, a family member, or yourself (you heel). Shunning more mainstream ideas like a quadrocopter or that perennial snooze-fest, the necktie, you've opted to give the gift of communication this year. You're buying a smartphone, despite how many hassles you're bound to run into when altering a wireless contract that's not in your name, and dealing with sales reps who may or may not be lying to your face. You're in for quite a trip. But that's not the end of your challenges. Because you, ...

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