Posts tagged with: iWatch
  • by | March 28, 2014 11:17 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about AT&T's continuos teasing of the Asus PadFone X, even though we still don't have pricing or dates for a launch. Nokia follows the news as we go through a hilarious ad the company has published, which shows just how many apps you can find on the Nokia X. We then talk about the HTC One (M8) mini, which also seems to be in the works according to carriers. Google is next as we go through the progress of Android 4.4.3, and also some possible new requirements for phones to say "Powered by Android" according to rumors. We end today's show talking ...

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  • by | March 28, 2014 3:28 PM

    With wearables becoming "a thing" lately, we've seen attempts from Samsung, Pebble, LG and even Google. The results are definitely promising, as companies like Motorola have figured out a way to make these watches look elegant, and not necessarily something that only a teenager would use. The only company we haven't seen actually launch a product is Apple, and given all the rumors of the iWatch lately, we continue to wonder how Cupertino plans to differentiate its offering. According to the Financial Times, Apple has been in direct contact with many employees from Swiss watchmaker Hublot, ...

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  • by | March 18, 2014 10:09 AM

    Taking photos is one of Apple's main selling points for its iPhone line-up. We can't deny that ever since the launch of Apple's old iPhone 4, this has garnered a certain level of positive fame for Cupertino. It's only logical that Apple will search for additional usage scenarios for the iPhone's camera because of this, and new patents point to some ideas that may come. Apple has just patented an iPhone camera remote, which is straight forward in its functionality. It connects though Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to an iPhone or iPod Touch and allows you to control all the camera features remotely in ...

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  • by | March 14, 2014 9:44 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Nokia and how it's made its Refocus application available to all the Lumias that matter, and we also go through the rumors of the Nokia Martini becoming the Lumia 930. Then we talk about how Huawei plans to give us an Android-Windows Phone dual smartphone by Q2/2014. Samsung is next as we get more leaks of what to expect from its S Band, and also what to expect about a premium Galaxy S5. We later go through some of the new iWatch rumors, and specifically the pedometer patent. We end today's show talking about the new Facebook video ads that ...

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  • by | March 13, 2014 2:33 PM

    We've noticed that the iWatch rumors have slowed-down a bit lately, and it could be because a lot of things are still in progress, or it could be because things are delayed. That said, the iWatch is one of the most expected devices for this year since it marks Apple's first true wearable device, at a time where not every company has figured-out the smart watch. New rumors have emerged today of what we can expect, though these are kind of conflicting. The US Patent and Trademark Office published an Apple patent today that considers a wrist-mounted pedometer that can automatically its ...

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  • by | February 14, 2014 7:31 AM

    Wearable technology is nothing new. Today we have Google Glass, Pebble and several other smart watches, medical devices like insulin pumps, Bluetooth headsets, and more. Taking a step back, we've had watches that tell us the time, the date, and the day of the week. Some even had built-in calculators, calendars, altimeters, and barometers. Historically, we've generally placed our technology in our pockets (smartphones and pocket watches, for example), or we've worn them on our wrists. It's only recently that tech has started to make its way to our faces. It stands to reason that the wrist ...

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  • by | February 13, 2014 11:14 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about LG's announcement of the G Pro 2 just days before MWC. Nokia is next as the company has traded its regular colors for green, and we've begun to speculate. Motorola is next as we talk about the company's leadership, and its possibilities to survive under Lenovo. Apple follows the news as its new hires point to the iWatch being a good medical tool. We end today's show talking about the iPhone 6, the recently leaked photos, and the possibility of them being real. All this and more after the break. Stories: - LG announces G Pro 2 phablet for South ...

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  • by | February 13, 2014 2:42 PM

    Apple's iWatch project direction continues to leave a lot of question marks. Apple is famous for "figuring things out" on existing markets, and we keep wondering how the company plans to differentiate the smart watch in its currently emerging ecosystem. What's different about Apple is that it keeps hiring specialists focused in medical technology, and the latest one is rather interesting. The company has just hired Marcelo Lamego for a position that is yet unknown. Lamego is the former chief technology officer of non-invasive patient monitoring company Cercacor. This company specializes ...

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  • by | February 11, 2014 2:21 PM

    Even though we've heard of Apple's significant investment in its Sapphire plant based in Mesa, Arizona, its still hard to predict what the company plans to do with all the supply its secured. We've heard rumors of Apple's plans to fit the next-generation iPhone with Sapphire, but it seems that it won't be the company's first product to be fitted with the feature. Taiwanese sources are hinting that building an iPhone with Sapphire is still too expensive for Apple at the moment, but not as expensive for the iWatch. We do know that Apple is already testing as many as 100 iPhone prototypes ...

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  • by | February 7, 2014 11:26 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent patent deal that just got signed between HTC and Nokia. Nokia then follows the news with a teaser video of the probable Lumia Icon launch. Apple follows the news as we get rumors of a launch date for iOS 7.1, aside from the fact that this could be during an event. Google and HTC are next as we get reports of a Google Nexus 8 for late April by HTC. We end today's show talking about Google's recent Nest acquisition being approved by the FTC, and what this means for Google's hardware future. All this and more after the break. Stories: ...

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  • by | February 7, 2014 3:35 PM

    Sometimes it's not the promise of saving money, nor the allure of a shiny device that drives you from the warm arms of your current wireless carrier - sometimes it's just a matter of standing up for what you believe in. That's the case with today's podcast guest, friend of the show and longtime Verizon Wireless customer Chris Larson, who's leaving Big Red for the much smaller T-Mobile USA due to Verizon's stance on net neutrality. On this episode of the Weekly, we'll talk to Chris and find out just what he's prepared to sacrifice, and why. Before that, though, there's an avalanche of news ...

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  • by | February 7, 2014 12:50 PM

    Even though Apple was born as a computer company, that didn't stop it from evolving into the iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, and iPad that we see today. We've heard intense rumors, we've seen lots of patents, and we've noticed recent hires that all point to the company working on something new in the wearable category, and the company's boss just shed some additional light. In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Apple's CEO Tim Cook confirmed that "“there will be new categories this year,” and in his usual tone, the fact that Apple is “working on some really great stuff.” As ...

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  • by | February 5, 2014 3:07 PM

    One of the biggest challenges that wearable-tech manufacturers face is how to power such a small device for a decent period of time. Google Glass isn't the best when it comes to battery life, and so is the Galaxy Gear. Now if there's one device that we've generally praised for its battery life, even though not a wearable is the LG G2, and rumors have it that its technology will power the iWatch. Lots of reports had Apple using solar batteries to power the iWatch, but it turns out that these batteries can only provide one tenth of the battery life that a regular lithium-ion battery can ...

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  • by | February 5, 2014 1:02 PM

    Apple was once one of the most secretive companies in the industry, and even though it keeps doing a lot to keep its future projects under wraps, the Internet proves it can't be beaten. So far we've seen a ton of new hires, and lots of patents that are focused on its future iWatch, and even though we still don't know when the product will land, we keep getting hints on what it'll be about. The company has just hired Roy J.E.M Raymann from Phillips Research, and as it turns out, his main expertise is sleep research, aside from his documented experience in wearables, sensors, and even ...

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  • by | January 31, 2014 8:05 PM

    Apple's been a company with eyes on health, fitness, and wearable gadgets for a while now – heck, there's been that Nike+iPod tracker going back the better part of a decade, launching in 2006, and that relationship with Nike has only led to more advanced accessories, like the Fuelband. But as we look to the future, with Apple rumored to launch its own smartwatch, that interest in health-related tech may become a much larger focal point, and rumors claim that iOS 8 could reflect this in a big way. Rather than messing with the platform's look and feel, as iOS 7 did, iOS 8 may concentrate ...

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