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    For the past couple weeks now, we've been anticipating Apple finally doing something fresh with its stagnant iPod family, and word was that we'd be seeing the introduction of some new devices this week. Well, yesterday's rumored launch may not have happened, but it turns out it was only a matter of time before these new iPods were ready to land, and today Apple reveals its latest iPod touch. The new iPod touch is a big step forward in therms of processing power from the previous version, ditching the old A5 SoC for a modern 64-bit A8 chip. It upgrades the old 5MP camera to a new 8MP ...

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    Apple knew that the iPhone would kill the iPod, but Cupertino decided to act against itself before competing smartphones did. As such we've seen iPods decline significantly over the years, up to the point where we don't understand why the lineup still exists. It would be odd for Apple to give the iPod new life, but this would be the second rumor that claims otherwise. It's hard for us to consider the source trusted yet, but new reports claim that Apple will revamp its entire iPod lineup tomorrow. If you remember, the launch iOS 9 pretty much leaked new color options for the iPod Touch, ...

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    Believe it or not, the last time Apple refreshed its iPod lineup was back in year 2012. It makes sense for Apple to loosen its on the iPod with the success of the iPhone, given the company always knew that it would be at the cost of killing its own music player. That last thing we'd expect is for Cupertino to continue refreshing the lineup, but its seems something is coming after all. When connecting an iPod to iTunes 12.2, which is necessary for users to enjoy Apple Music, we were greeted with the odd surprise of new iPod colors. We see an iPod Touch in dark blue, an iPod nano in Gold, ...

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    When iOS 9 was announced, one of the major features mentioned was requiring less storage space available for software updates to work. If you remember, this was one of the biggest complaints with iOS 8, mainly because devices withh 8 or 16GB of storage would require nearly half of what was left available. As iOS 9 beta 2 emerges to developers, we learn of some new tricks up Apple's sleeve. For a moment we thought that iOS 9 would simply require less storage space available by design, but developers have shared that Apple also offers an additional walk around. What iOS 9 will do is offer ...

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    One of the biggest news with the launch of iOS 9 is that Cupertino is offering the update to all devices that can currently run iOS 8. This is is a first for Apple, as the company usually drops a generation of devices with every software update. Those of you rocking an iPhone 4s and cheering over this might not necessarily enjoy everything that'll happen with the update, and here's why. A new tool in iOS 9 allows developers to be selective about which architecture supports the applications they launch. For example, if a developer wants to launch a very powerful game, they could choose to ...

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    Even though rumors claimed that iOS 9 would be a very conservative software update focused on ironing bugs, it's actually far from it. Apple spent a great deal of time showing us what its new mobile operating system could do, and it was definitely necessary given the vast amount of changes. That said, believe it or not there is a lot more to iOS 9 than what was announced at the keynote, and we go hands-on to show you what other things changed. Even though iOS 9 looks almost identical to iOS 8 and iOS 7, Apple has made some significant changes to the user interface. You'll notice more ...

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    Even though iOS 9 is all over the news lately, it doesn't mean that Apple isn't going to focus on its products before the fall. We know that iOS 8.4 beta has been in the test bench for the last couple of weeks, and Apple's new music app revamp is just part of the story. Today we learn more about the service to come. Apple has just pushed iOS 8.4 beta 4 to developers, and everything points to this being the OS update that will serve Apple's new music service next month. The company's new music app is not only included in this beta, but there are also other audio enhancements being pushed ...

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    Security has become a big topic over the last couple of years, with many products like the Blackphone gaining popularity over this as an added feature. We could say that Apple played its cards right by making TouchID a thing with the iPhone 5s two years ago, but that doesn't seem to be enough for consumers. Cupertino mentioned some security changes coming to iOS 9, and today we learn of another. Yesterday we heard that iCloud will now support two-step verification for a more secure password control, but that was it when it came to what was mentioned for security. As we install iOS 9 on our ...

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    The four-inch iPhone that's been rumored to return to join its now-larger brethren for the next generation of Apple's smartphone hardware may not be happening this year as anticipated – at least not according to the latest analyst report we've seen. But even if that model is still a long way off, could there be hope for another petite iOS device? That's what we're wondering this afternoon as we check out a rumor that Apple's finally getting ready to deliver a new iPod touch, one that could arrive later this year. Considering how long it's been since Apple really updated the hardware of ...

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    Apple hasn't been seeing its best times when it comes to its iPod line-up, and these changes were expected. Apple at some point admitted that it would be smarter to cannibalize the iPod itself by selling the iPhone, than to see another company do it. As a result, the company has seen terrible quarter results with its music player, and it's only logical that it should work on ways to make it more attractive. Today Apple has decided to ditch its entry-level front-facing 16GB iPod Touch, and to launch a regular 16GB iPod Touch that has all the bells and whistles, aside from all the same color ...

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    One of the most disappointing parts of last year's iPad lineup for some was the lack of Touch ID sensors for biometric authentication on it. Apple will use Touch ID sensors on all of its 2014 iOS devices, reports KGI. This news leads us to believe that all new iPhone, iPad, and (possibly) iPod touch models from the year will support this kind of authentication. Shipments of the sensor are set to increase by 233% this year, according to the same report. This isn't surprising if these new iOS devices indeed get the scanner. These sensors will also reportedly get an upgrade -- Apple may be ...

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    A lot of speculation has been around regarding just how thin the next-generation iPhone 6 model, or models will be. We've seen schematics of what to expect from the design, and we've even seen mock-ups of what the design should look like. Regardless of the case, we also know that Apple is struggling to actually build a battery for a phone this thin, and if you're wondering just how thin we're talking about, a recent video comparison sheds some light. It seems that Unbox Therapy was able to get their hands on one of the cases built around the iPhone 6 schematics that were leaked. When ...

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    Leave it to Apple to allow you to go through some news of the iOS 7.1 update we're expecting in the next couple of days, for them to officially release it just hours later. iOS 7.1 has been in the works for a couple of months now, and after five beta releases, we were expecting a Gold Master Candidate this week, and it turns out that Apple has preferred to make it official. iOS 7.1 is now available for download through iTunes or the Software Update feature of your device. The changes are considered minor by many, but given the buggy nature of iOS 7, many of these changes are very ...

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    Despite what some rumors might have you believe, tossing around claims of all number of new iPhone or iPad models, we haven't really been expecting any product announcements from Apple in the immediate future. Sure, there's a chance we'll learn of something once we get into the summer, but as for the next few weeks – including WWDC 2013 – we wouldn't have bet on anything. That's why we're a little surprised to hear of a new entry in Apple's lineup this morning. No, we're not dealing with anything so important as a new iPhone, but instead a new version of the iPod touch. Up until now, ...

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    It can be very easy to find yourself tied-down to living with just one mobile platform or another. We often get in a bit of a rut, and find ourselves more and more isolated from what those other platforms have to offer as time goes on. If you're an Android or WP guy, but you're still looking to expand your horizons a little and maybe check out some of what iOS has to offer, Apple's got a nice, cheap way for you to get on board at the ground floor, thanks to some big discounts on the fourth-generation iPod touch. We know, this is some ancient (in smartphone terms, at least) hardware, ...

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    Yesterday we talked a little about the hardware inside the new iPod touch, and how Apple had elected to construct the handset without an ambient light sensor, as had been present in previous generations of the model. Based on your comments, a lot of you sounded quite upset that Apple would remove such a cheap, useful component from the device. What could it have been thinking? Well, today we get to see a response Apple Senior VP Phil Schiller apparently sent to one user, giving him an explanation for the missing sensor. The way Schiller tells it, the current-gen iPod touch lacks an ambient ...

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    The iPod touch and its relationship with the iPhone has always been a little more complicated than just "one has a cellular radio". In some ways, the new iPod touch nearly measures up to the iPhone 5, while a number of other choices (like the amount of RAM and the A5 SoC) make it clear that the iPod touch will always be playing second fiddle. Last week, we talked a little about the hardware in the new iPod touch, but one missing component slipped our attention; as it turns out, Apple has stripped the latest iPod touch of its ambient light sensor. As a result, users will have to keep ...

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    It's not quite as exciting as the iPhone 5, but we'd be remiss if we ignored the new iPod touch just because it's less powerful and lacks a cellular radio. After all, it's still got a nice new four-inch screen and runs iOS 6, and it's a heck of a lot more affordable when you factor-in the cost of a subsidized iPhone 5's service costs. The new iPod touch follows the release of the iPhone 5 by a few weeks, but now that some enthusiasts have managed to get their hands on the hardware, a few remaining details about the handset's specs can be confirmed. Just as expected, there's an A5 chip, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through the iPhone 5 pre orders, which seem to be quickly running out. We then talk about LG's event along with Qualcomm where we assume the Optimus G will be revealed. We follow with some recent updates on Google Wallet, which are finally positive after years of deployment. Then we talk about Microsoft's recently weird move with Windows Phone 7.8, which we could say, backfired on them. We end today's show talking about some of the unfortunate news about the iPhone 5, so make sure you don't miss out on it. All this and more after the break.

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through some recent iPod Touch rumors that mention it being launched along with the iPhone 5 in the next couple of days. We later talk about the Sony Xperia Tablet S launch, availability and variants. We go through HTC's recently leaked Windows Phone 8 line-up now dubbed the HTC 8X, 8S and 8V. We then go through the Android 4.1.1 official ROM that was leaked for the Samsung Galaxy SIII and end today's show talking about another mid-tiered LG smartphone coming to AT&T. All this and more after the break.

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    What makes a smartphone “smart”? The apps of course! Every week we will feature some of the best newest or updated apps for the three big names in the mobile industry; iPhone, Windows Phone, and Android. We have sifted through hundred of apps and have deemed these 12 the most noteworthy for you, the smartphone enthusiast. To download any of these apps to your respective platform just click on the name of the app to launch the AppStore, Windows Marketplace, or Google Play.   iPhone Sidecar.me – A free app Sidecar.me is an innovative app that lets you share live video, photos, and ...

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