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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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    It has become somewhat of a habit that every new iPhone sells better than its predecessor -- except the iPhone 5s, which really doesn't have a predecessor, or it is its own predecessor, if you will -- and that is exactly the case of the iPhone 5s. Apple told us this information, but we're always curious to see what third parties think, because, you know, company issues figures are, well, company issued. Fiksu is tracking the iPhone user base, among others, through its iOS SDK, and has concluded, as seen in the graphic above, that the iPhone 5s is already representing the largest part of ...

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    With so many questions day by day about viewers still considering alternatives to the popular flagships in the market, it's always good to know what's worth your money, and what's not. We don't blame you for wanting to try some of the new products in the market at the moment, but for their price, it's not like if it's inexpensive to just try something new. We know a lot of you are still on the ropes trying to decide what to buy this holiday season if you’re close to being eligible for a phone-swap, or if you're wanting a tablet upgrade as well. 2013 has shown just how great technology ...

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    If you fancy Boost Mobile, the Sprint-powered pre-paid carrier, and you've got your eyes set on one of the new Apple iPhone models, you'll be glad to know that both the iPhone 5S -- currently, already reported as being out of stock -- and the iPhone 5C are available. The higher-end model will set you back $549.99, which is $100 less than what Apple is asking for. In addition, you can get another $100 off if you are a new customer until November 24, making this a $449.99 offer. No wonder it is out of stock! The iPhone 5C is there though, the last year's iPhone 5, and will cost $449.99, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's recent update to Google Apps for Android, which brings some of the KitKat updates that Nexus 5 owners are enjoying. Speaking of Nexus 5, there are complaints of a poor speaker and poor camera, and Google talks about it. We later talk about Sony as the company has laid down its plans for Android 4.3 and 4.4 to its Xperia line-up. Apple follows the news as the Cupertino kids might be working on launching more than one iPhone in 2014. We end today's show by talking about Samsung's ISOCELL cameras and foldable displays. All this and more ...

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    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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    Despite a few misgivings about how the iPhone 5C may be doing, Apple's recent sales have seemed to be extremely strong, and the iPhone 5S launch went over like hotcakes. But just how crazy good has Apple's business actually been doing? Today, the company's latest quarterly figures are out, ready for us to start digging through. Let's start with a little context. Over this period last year, Apple had revenue of around $36 billion, and of that made an $8.2 billion profit. For the same quarter this year, Apple brought in $37.5 billion, though now only sees $7.5 billion in profit. Still, those ...

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    For the past several weeks, we've been hearing a lot of chatter about the iPhone 5C, and how it may not be living up to expectations. First there was word that Apple had moved to scale-back production of the 5C, only churning out half as many units as it previously had been. That general idea was later reinforced by a separate Wall Street Journal report, but that one disagreed on the specifics, claiming that Apple has instead slowed-down production of the 5C by closer to twenty percent. As we continue to try and get a more solid read on just how Apple's new smartphones are doing, new ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's record quarter results, and the fact that their high-end phones aren't their highest contributor. We then talk about some leaked documents from Best Buy that claim that the Galaxy Gear is getting returned in alarming rates. The LG G Flex is up next as we have more leaks that talk about US variants and specifications. The iPhone 5S and 5C take the spotlight next as studies talk about bad sensitivity in the display. We end today's show talking about the Google Nexus 5 and its possible release date, along with reports that an LTE ...

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    We don't ask very much from the systems controlling touch input on our smartphones. They need to be low-latency and accurate – beyond that, it's up to the processor to make sense of those inputs, and the GPU to display any appropriate output on-screen. But so long as touch controllers hit those two notes, we're good to go. Unfortunately, it looks like the latest iPhones may not be quite as accurate with recording touches as they could be, at least according to the research done by OptoFidelity. The company used an automated system to test touchscreen accuracy, employing a ...

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    Fun fact: flame wars, petty bickering, and troll hijinks aren't just confined to the online world; they find a ready home in corporate tactics as well. That's a reality we were reminded of this week, as Apple announced its new iPad family on the same day Nokia unveiled not just its first Windows-based tablet, but also the first-ever Windows Phone phablets, at its Nokia World event in Abu Dhabi. Predictably, the Apple news obliterated Nokia's announcement in the news cycle - but, the Pocketnow Weekly being a platform-agnostic, equal-opportunity podcast, we're gonna cover both new device ...

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    Apple hasn't really been doing the best job in having enough iPhone 5S' to satisfy demand, and on the other hand, they're overstocked of all the iPhone 5C units that they haven't been able to sell. While the excessive demand of their higher-end model is normal, this hasn't stopped the Cupertino kids from expanding the demand of their iPhone internationally, and notice I say demand and not sales, and now it seems that the time has come for other US carriers. As of November 8th you can choose to join the list of people that will have to wait for the iPhone 5S at US Cellular, or you could ...

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    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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    Some interesting news have just happened, as the US Patent office has decided to uphold the patent No. 7,479,949 after pretty much invalidating it in December of 2012. Why is this important? Well if we all remember the Apple vs Samsung trial, among other lawsuits that included Palm and HTC, Apple has actually won cases against Samsung because of this particular patent, and it has been key in banning Samsung products years ago. This patent focuses on the iPhone's capability to ignore unintended swipes while you scroll from top to bottom or left to right. You'll notice that if you start ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about China's new 2560 x 1440 smartphone display. We then go through more details on the Amazon and HTC partnership for a smartphone. Apple is next as the iPhone 5C orders are getting cut down according to reports since Apple doesn't estimate high demand in the holiday season. Samsung follows the news with faulty Galaxy S 4 batteries and custom ROMS for the Note II with Note 3 features. We end today's show talking about LG's new marketing tactics, and how we see them. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Forget 1080p; smartphone with 2560 x ...

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    Everyone looks for different things in a smartphone. Maybe you care about high-speed data, while your friend might be more concerned with the availability of certain key apps. That makes it difficult to give one-size-fits-all opinions on phones, but we sure endeavor to do our best, particularly through our Scored for Me matrix. But even with all these differences of opinion, we still expect certain trends to show through: no one's going to argue that the LG Optimus F5 is the superior phone to the G2, for instance. That's why Consumer Reports is getting a lot of attention this week, after ...

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    Apple's iPhone 5C is basically last year's iPhone 5, in a plastic casing, instead of the high-quality aluminum body you are by now used to; that's not to say the iPhone 5C is not premium: it's just aluminum vs this year's plastic. Compared to the iPhone 5S, this year's flagship, the 5C is "the lower end phone", and that, according to reports, reflect in poorer sales. The Wall Street Journal report is citing anonymous sources and "people familiar with the matters", claiming that Apple has allegedly contacted its suppliers with smaller orders and subsequently, a reduction of these, for the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Sony's new strategy for selling smartphones and tablets, and why it avoids the US and China. We then talk about the leaked photos of the Nexus 5 running Android 4.4, along with all its changes. Later we talk about some tablet-optimized changes to the Google Play Store. We later focus on Nokia, their Lumia 2520 tablet, carrier availability, and its recently leaked render. We end today's show talking about Apple's iPhone 5C, and how it has disappointed in sales. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Sony's smartphone strategy involves ...

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    Going in to this year's iPhone launch, it was sounding like the more affordable iPhone 5C might be the big winner. While it's basically last year's hardware, stock problems with the 5S made the 5C a lot more accessible, and it seemed like plenty of people would be snatching them up, just to get their hands on a new iPhone – any new iPhone. But now as Apple gets production more in line with demand and readies to make its new iPhones available to shoppers in dozens of additional countries, is it already seeing a decline in interest in the iPhone 5C? That's what one rumor suggests, claiming ...

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