Posts tagged with: iWatch
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    Roughly 18 months ago, smartwatches and other types of wearables were practically nonexistent. Sure, the Nike FuelBand started hitting shelves over two years ago, and a few fitness bands followed thereafter. But it was nothing to the degree it is today. FitBits are everywhere; I see random passersby wearing Pebbles; people ask me all the time if my "watch that buzzes" is "one of those Samsung things"; and it seems everyone is aware of the early onset #glassholes of this world. Wearables – especially smartwatches – are more in the public eye than ever, and some of the biggest companies ...

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    Even though Apple has been reluctant to jump on certain bandwagons like NFC or Wireless charging, once you notice the lack of success behind both these technologies, you get to understand why. Neither of these services has gained much traction on giant platforms like Android, so it's clear that Apple wanted to figure things out before investing. For the first time in years we get to hear Apple having a change of heart, but today we get some serious hints as to some progress in the matter of wireless charging. Reports all the way from China have Apple already looking for coil manufacturers ...

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    16GB is just too much for some people, it looks like. Apple tried to solve this issue by releasing an 8GB variant of its iPhone 5c, but they could have another product coming, an 8GB iPhone 5s. He also mentions the possibility of the infamous iWatch finally being announced with iOS 8, but notes that the chances are slim. The KGI Securities analyst is stating that he believes the 5s 8GB flavor will show up at WWDC next week, but also states that Apple may simply not decide to introduce the device because of the fact that the change is very minor. He states that he expects not much hardware ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about AT&T's launch of the ASUS PadFone X, after a ton of teasers. Then we talk about the Wireless Charging standard, and how it might get a smart fix soon. Motorola then gets a leaked photo of a larger flagship device that could be the Moto X+1. The Google Nexus 8 follows as reports have the tablet still being prepped for Google I/O. We end today's show talking about Apple's iWatch, its possible design and launch times. All this and more after the break. Stories: - AT&T finally announces start of PadFone X sales - New wireless charging chip ...

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    How much has been said about what to expect from Apple's first smartwatch? Rumors about this so-called iWatch have been fierce for months now, and it's rare that a week goes by without us hearing something about the hardware: different sizes, sensors, designers, displays... are Apple's plans really so varied and fluid, or is speculation fueling a lot of this as well? And for as long as this project has supposedly been in development, where's the hard evidence? Well, we're still probably at arm's length from getting to the truth behind Apple's wearable ambitions, but today we do manage to ...

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    Apple's WWDC 2014 event is just around the corner, and the company has already confirmed the specific date and time for the launch keynote. It's planned to happen from 10AM to 12PM on Monday, June 2nd at Moscone West, as it has for the last couple of years. Surely we've seen Apple launch blockbuster products like the iPhone 4 in the last couple of years, but lately WWDC has been a software-focused event. It's hard to predict if things will change this year, but rumors point to a possibility. The biggest things to expect at this event are definitely iOS 8, and a more iOS-looking OS X ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new Google Maps update, the services included and the new lane guidance system. OnePlus is next as the company's One now seems to hit a change in plans on launch dates, but actually good ones this time. HTC follows the news as we go through the rumored specs of the One M8 Prime. Siri and Apple follow as there is this new security bug that could expose your address book to anyone. We end today's show talking about how Swatch plans to fight Apple in the iWatch trademark. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google Maps update ...

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    Even though we're probably months away from Apple unveiling its first wearable to the world, we still don't have a final name for the product. We've seen Apple extend its product portfolio to also include wearables in its own trademark, and we've also seen it trademark "iWatch" through a dummy company in many countries lately, so iWatch is the most probable name to expect. Sadly if Apple decides to go through with that name, it seems there's already a company that's willing to defend the name as well. Swatch has just announced that it's requesting the trademark of the name iWatch in ...

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    We're just a few weeks away from Apple's WWDC 2014, and the amount of rumors as to what to expect for iOS 8 are just going to get stronger. We've heard the company making significant improvements to services like Maps, but we've also heard that it'll also create a new Health Book service, as a key feature to integrate with its future wearable. What we hadn't heard yet is to what degree of depth Apple planned to invest on this new Health Book service, and new rumors point to it being big. Reuters has apparently been interviewing some of the new execs that Apple has hired from the ...

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    Pebble and other small companies are already major players in the wearables niche. Google is prepping for an imminent launch of watches powered by Android Wear. Even Samsung has its Gear lineup. Through all this, Apple has been conspicuously absent. We've suspected for some time now that Apple is getting ready to enter the smartwatch game. Now, thanks to some leaked information, we're starting to piece together a timeline for availability, but more importantly, we could be seeing a shift away from Printed Circuit Boards to a System in Package approach. PCBs and SoCs Printed circuit boards ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom and its launch details, aside from the rumors of a Google Play edition Galaxy S5. LG is next as we talk about the price and possible launch date for the G Watch, and we also do the same about the rumored LG G3. Then we talk about Apple and more specifically the iWatch as apparently the company is already building it, and it'll include a new chipset layout to allow its size and design. The iPhone 6 is next as we go through all the patents and rumors of the camera technology that will allow the phone to be thinner. We ...

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    Rumors continue to point to Apple releasing its iWatch by the end of this year. We've also heard that the company has struggled to find manufacturing processes that are possible to comply with by its partners. Today we learn that there is progress in the future of this device for this year, but that also includes some new tricks up its sleeve. According to The China Times, Apple and its partners have begun manufacturing the different variations of the iWatch for a fall 2014 launch, and though a specific month wasn't provided, things sound most possible around the third quarter. An ...

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    The "flagship killer" that demands that you "NEVER SETTLE" breaks cover. The pioneer of the modern mobile browser shares his story. And at long last, Microsoft and Nokia finally consummate their love. We could have a feature segment, but with news this hot, do we really need one? Not with a guest like Stefan Constantinescu of TabDump to bring some flavor (and profanity) to the proceedings, that's for sure. A word on the language of this episode: we've recently ditched the "Clean" content rating that's been with us from the start of the Weekly, trading it in for Apple's ominous "Explicit" ...

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    Even though Apple is quite famous for its secrecy, a lot has gone wrong in that department lately, and we wonder if this is intentionally driven in order to lower the buzz from competing devices. We've heard tons of rumors regarding the future of the iPhone, iPad and even the iWatch, and most of this will apparently see the light of day in 2014. If you're wondering why Apple has taken so long while competitors like Samsung have all the market to themselves, Apple's CEO has an answer for that. Tim Cook was recently interviewed by the Wall Street Journal after the company's quarter results, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's roll in the Apple vs. Samsung trial, at least monetarily in favor of Samsung. Samsung follows as we get the first leaked photos of the Galaxy K. Then we talk about the Samsung Galaxy S5, and the user complaints on the camera software. Apple follows the news as we talk about how the iWatch could replace the iPod, and how Nike+ could be elemental to the iWatch. We end today's show talking about the OnePlus One launch, and our thoughts on the phone. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google will pay for some of Samsung’s ...

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