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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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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the iOS 7 Jailbreak, and the reason why we recommend you wait a little. Then we go through the possible launch dates for iOS 7.1, and even the iPhone 6, which is rumored to launch early. We later cover the leaks of the Nokia Lumia 630/635 which is rumored to even include a dual-SIM slot. Samsung follows the news as we talk about their terrible new Galaxy Gear ad, which has gone viral in a negative way. We end today's show talking about the Samsung Galaxy S 5, and what to expect about curved displays. All this and more after the break. Stories: ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Dell's four new tablets, some Android, some Windows 8.1. Then we go through LG's possible Z line-up of smartphones that will include flexible displays. Microsoft is next as the rumors of Allan Mulally taking over have ceased, but some Bill Gates rumors have begun, and these are bad actually. Then we talk about Qualcomm and their thoughts on Apple's A7 64-bit chip. We end today's show talking about the progress that's been made to jailbreak iOS 7. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Dell announces four Venue tablets: two Android, two ...

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    Back in early February, the iOS homebrew community got what it had been waiting for since the iPhone 5 launched, with the evasi0n untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 devices. While that was great to see arrive, Apple eventually closed the holes the jailbreak needed to operate, effectively killing it off for users moving forward to more recent iOS builds. Now that the new iPhone models and iOS 7 are here, interest in a working jailbreak is once again heavy. While there's no clear sign just yet as to when something might be ready, some comments from an evad3rs team member sure gives us hope that ...

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    A couple days back, we learned of the release of Facebook 6.0 for iOS, bringing Apple users the new Chat Heads feature which debuted with Facebook Home for Android. The Android implementation was especially cool because the Heads would follow you from app to app, letting you continue conversations as you continued to use your phone, outside of any Facebook apps. On iOS, however, the Chat Heads are confined to the Facebook app itself. Not content to let this injustice stand, at least one iOS developer has been hacking away at the new Facebook app, determined to bring iOS users (or at least ...

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    After taking so very long to arrive, the most recent iOS jailbreak's time in the sun was cut short by the release of iOS 6.1.3 (at least for iOS hardware running recent chips), patching exploits used by the tool. All told, we got just under six of free-and-clear jailbreak time before having to decide between keeping our jailbreaks or updating to the latest iOS. Considering all the effort that went into producing the evasi0n jailbreak, some Apple fans have been wondering if we'd once again be looking at a lengthy wait before the next jailbreak arrives. Well, it might be here sooner than you ...

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    Since T-Mobile's announcement the other day that it's finally bringing the iPhone on board, we've learned a bit about just how this hardware will work. While it's largely the GSM iPhone 5 already available on AT&T, the phone's radio compatibility is being tweaked to function not only on T-Mobile LTE, but also on its 3G bands. From what we heard, phones with these capabilities will only be available as newly-purchased T-Mobile models, and existing AT&T-compatible GSM models can't be software upgraded to perform the same. Well, it turns out that's not entirely true, as word of a ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's distribution of iOS 6.1.3 and what this means to the Jailbreak community. We then talk about Samsung as they're rumored to be ready with the Galaxy Note III design. Later it's more Samsung talk, as it seems their smart watch is a reality. We then discover a new keyboard type for Android called Minuum that plans to revolutionize mobile typing. We end today's show talking about the HTC One and all of its delays. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Apple Distributes iOS 6.1.3 Update; Jailbreakers, Beware! - Samsung To Show the ...

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    About a month ago, we saw Apple release a beta version of iOS 6.1.3 to its developers, delivering a fix for the lock screen bypass that had been publicized a week prior. Today Apple finally makes that fix public with the official release of iOS 6.1.3, but users who have been enjoying the new evasi0n jailbreak will want to steer clear. Beyond simply this lock screen fix, iOS 6.1.3 delivers those improvements to Apple Maps in Japan that we've heard about since the start of this beta cycle. The most significant change isn't on the official changelog, however, as we had heard that the 6.1.3 ...

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    To Jailbreak or not to Jailbreak? That is the question. In our previous episode of Top 5 we discussed the reasons why we believe you should Jailbreak, but still, we know many of you are still debating it. In today's show we go through the top 5 most compelling reasons why you should think twice, or even skip. Some things are just not the right fit, and this could be one of them for you. Jailbreaking an iPhone is very different to rooting an Android device. On Android, rooting allows you to load custom ROMs that enable you to really push the hardware to the limit. In the case of iOS, ...

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    So you jailbroke your iPhone or iPad after the evasi0n jailbreak process was released last week, but you discovered that it just wasn't for you. You prefer the stock feel of iOS over the seemingly never-ending sea of mods and tweaks. There's nothing to be ashamed of, and there's no reason to fret, even if you didn't backup before jailbreaking … like you should have. The unjailbreaking method is relatively quick and very easy. All you need is iTunes, your Lightning or 30-pin cable and your iDevice. A couple clicks and no more than a half-hour later, and you will be back ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the iOS 6.1 lock screen bugs. Then we move to the Nexus 4 and what Android 4.2.2 means to your device. The HTC One branding has now made some big highlights on soccer games and we can't wait for the M7 to be the next device featured. Then we move to the Galaxy Note 8 and the recent leaks coming from Samsung. We end today's show talking about Sailfish, and why it's worth your time. All this and more after the break. Stories: - iOS 6.1 Lock Screen Bypass Grants Access to Private Info - Nexus 4 Android 4.2.2 Update Arriving, Kills Hidden LTE - ...

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    Rarely has the "lull" between trade shows given us so much to talk about. We kicked off the week with an exciting announcement welcoming two new members to the Pocketnow team, and since then we've barely been able to keep news, editorials, and videos on the front page long enough to read them. This feed is on fire. From ever-strengthening rumors about the HTC M7 and Samsung Galaxy S IV, to interviews with newcomers like Jolla, to new looks at old friends with BlackBerry 10, to modding and jailbreaking today's top smartphones, we've gotten a lot done since the last episode of the Weekly, ...

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    If it's your first time jailbreaking, opening Cydia – the alternative application catalog installed during the jailbreak process – for the very first time can be quite daunting. There are hundred, maybe even thousands, of great mods, and getting your bearings in Cydia isn't exactly easy. However, there are plenty of ways to get started. In the video below, I have included the first five things you should do after performing the jailbreak. These five mods will help you get the most out of your iDevice: raw power and unprecedented performance, quick access to your favorite features or ...

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    Something that has always bothered me about iOS is that there are heavy animations throughout the operating system. Whether you're moving between items in a list, going back to the homescreen, launching apps, opening folders, or emailing a photo, there are long, slow animations at every turn. This gives the appearance of smoothness and fluidity, but it's also tremendously ineffecient. Android lets you turn off animations in Developer Options out of the box, but in iOS, you can't doing anything about it. Unless, that is, you jailbreak and download the free app Accelerate. It lets you set a ...

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    We've already shown you how easy it is to Jailbreak an iPhone or an iPad on iOS 6 with Evasi0n. We even gave you our Top 5 reasons why Jailbreaking is worth your time. We also took some time to show you five great tweaks for free. Still, some of you wanted more. You didn't just want the reasons, but also the advantages of carrying a Jailbroken device. Well, since we love a good challenge, we've decided to prepare a couple of extra videos to show you can make the best out of your iOS device with a Jailbreak. There are a ton of great tweaks, but Cydia is still on its knees with demand, so we ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the HTC M7, and it's possible real name. Then we go through some leaked Nokia patent designs that may reveal a next generation Lumia. Then we talk about Microsoft's rumored Project Blue, which seems to be a new version of Windows Phone in the works. Spotify and Windows Phone take the spotlight next as the beta for Windows Phone 8 is now public. We end today's show talking about how much Evasi0n has grown in just a couple of days. All this and more after the break. Stories: - New Name Rumored for HTC M7; Could The One Series Continue?  - Nokia ...

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    The big news for iOS this week is the arrival of the first jailbreak for the iPhone 5, in the form of evasi0n. The untethered jailbreak lets any iOS user, regardless of which model they're using, open up their phones or tablets to a new world of customization; we've already shown you a few cool things you can do once you install the hack. While it's only been available for a few days, evasi0n is already proving to be wildly successful, with reports of its installation on nearly seven million iOS devices. According to Cydia stats, evasi0n has been installed on 5.15 million iPhones, 1.35 ...

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    Even if it takes six Skype calls to make a podcast happen, we're gonna do it for you folks, because that's just the kind of guys we are. And it's a good thing, too; while the news cycle has calmed down somewhat in the wake of last week's big BlackBerry event, there's still plenty to talk about from the worlds of Android and Windows Phone, from rumors and speculation to ... well, no, just rumors and speculation, really. But it's scintillating stuff, especially if you're into things named "M7" and "Nokia Tablet." All that, plus listener mail and a heaping helping of Joe Levi's robot voice, ...

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    We've already shown you how easy it is to Jailbreak an iPhone or an iPad on iOS 6 with Evasi0n. We even gave you our Top 5 reasons why Jailbreaking is worth your time. Still, some of you wanted more. You didn't just want the reasons, but also the advantages of carrying a Jailbroken device. Well, since we love a good challenge, we've decided to prepare a couple of extra videos to show you can make the best out of your iOS device with a Jailbreak. For now, since Cydia is still on its knees trying to handle the demand, it's complex to get some of the best services that are paid for. We ...

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    It's been nine days since Apple publicly released iOS 6.1, and two since team evad3rs launched its evasi0n untethered jailbreak. That spelled an end to the four-and-a-half month grace period Apple enjoyed where none of its users running current software could employ an untethered jailbreak. Today we learn that Apple has already started seeding an iOS 6.1.1 beta to its developers, making us wonder if the company is trying to quickly shut the door on the evasi0n jailbreak. From what we heard yesterday, evasi0n relies on a whole bunch of separate exploits in order to worm its way into iOS ...

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    While most of us are only going to focus on the end results of a massive hack like the one the evad3rs managed to pull off to produce their evasi0n jailbreak, some of us smartphone fanatics are just as interested in exactly what steps needed to be taken to overcome Apple's heavyweight iOS security system. Luckily for us, evad3rs member David Wang (planetbeing) spoke to Forbes to reveal just what tricks evasi0n uses to sidestep Apple's protection. Wang's report isn't quite a full technical description of exactly what evasi0n does to achieve its jailbreak down to every last system call, but ...

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    To Jailbreak or not to Jailbreak, that's the question we've received everywhere for the last 24 hours since Evasi0n was released, and we do understand the concerns of many of you. The fact of the matter is that it's really a matter of personal preference, and while some may be extremely inclined to do it because of their daily needs of their iPhone or iPad, some users don't really use their iOS products in a way that would warrant it. Jailbreaking an iPhone is very different to rooting an Android device. On Android, rooting allows you to load custom ROMs that enable you to really push the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new Jailbreak for all iOS 6 Compatible devices called Evasi0n. We then talk about the leaked T-Mobile roadmap, which is rumored to include the BlackBerry Z10 and an LTE-based Samsung Galaxy S III. The HTC M7 takes the spotlight next with good and bad rumors, which on the positive side talk about new camera technologies, but on the bad side include a delay to important carriers. Then we talk about the Nokia PureView EOS rumors for Windows Phone 8, which may come sooner than you think. We end today's show talking about Stephen Elop's recent ...

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    First we showed you how to get it done on the iPad, and now it's the iPhone's turn. For those of you fans of the Jailbreak underworld, the time has come. Evasi0n was finally released today for all iOS 6 compatible devices, and it’s as easy and stable as the most popular Jailbreaks we’ve seen in the past. Jailbreaking will allow you to side-load applications and services to iOS 6 that Apple has either not intended or not considered for your device. And as we historically know, many of these solutions have served to make iOS what it currently is since Apple has hired a couple of the ...

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