Posts tagged with: News
  • by | April 21, 2014 8:11 PM

    Microsoft's launch of Windows Phone 8.1 has been met with a lot of excitement from the tech industry. Surely it is plagued with bugs, just like every beta should be, but for the most part, developers and users have all acclaimed Microsoft for the improvements included. Obviously not all the bugs have been easy to iron, and there is one specific error that has caused a lot of discontent, and which will apparently be fixed. There is a specific error, which has become quite infamous lately, and it goes by the number 80188309. This error has mainly to do with the fact that the preview of ...

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  • by | April 21, 2014 8:00 PM

    If you've been paying attention to Android leaks so far this month, you've probably caught on to a trend that seems to be developing. Starting with some leaked Gmail screenshots the first week of April, we've been seeing this new look for a number of Google's own Android laps, highlighted by bold, solid colors, a flat UI, and a new focus on round icons. Example after example surfaced, and last week we checked out the most recent to land, a refreshed Google+ app. So far, though, all of this has been coming our way at least one stepped removed from Google – so while the overall design was ...

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  • by | April 21, 2014 7:42 PM

    Sony pictures is still on track to build a Steve Jobs biopic in the next coming years. We've heard rumors of "The Social Network's" director David Fincher in-charge of the movie, and Christian Bale playing the leading roll of Steve Jobs, but recent reports claim that Sony wasn't able to land a monetary agreement with Fincher. Obviously the fact that a new director had to be cast for the movie will also bring changes in the actors to be chosen, and those changes seem big. Danny Boyle is now reportedly cast for directing the movie, and these reports also have it that he's already in talks ...

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  • by | April 21, 2014 7:01 PM

    Even though many complain that playing a game on the iPhone's minuscule 4-inch display is cumbersome, that doesn't change the fact that people use the iPhone and iPod Touch for gaming quite often. That said, the fact that you can find almost every iPhone game on Android these days makes it less compelling for users to keep an iPhone just to play a specific batch of games. Apple doesn't seem too happy with that lately, and new reports point to the company's new strategy. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple and even Google are looking into landing some exclusive deals with game ...

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  • by | April 21, 2014 5:48 PM

    Back in February, we caught wind of a very odd rumor about the future of Google's Nexus family of Android hardware, suggesting that HTC would make a spectacular return to the tablet space by building a new Nexus tablet. While it would be very nice to see HTC revisit tablets and maybe even find that success that eluded it first time around, the whole theory was just a little bizarre; could something like this really happen? Well, that's what “supply chain sources” are saying over in Asia, as a new report doubles-down on this HTC Nexus theory. As the story goes, ASUS might not be feeling ...

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  • by | April 21, 2014 5:09 PM

    Most of us have complained continuously because Apple has been reluctant to adopt standards like NFC in order to comply with the existing trend of mobile payments systems. We have heard of rumors pointing to an iPhone 6 and even the iWatch sporting NFC, but given the lukewarm reception that mobile payments has received, it begs to wonder if Apple is really adopting the technology for payments or not. New rumors point to Apple's current status in this arena, and it seems that Cupertino has finally decided to wake up. Reports have Apple looking to hire some industry executives that'll help ...

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  • by | April 21, 2014 4:56 PM

    LG's been cooking up its G3, and the smartphone should launch with a high-res 2K display. And really, for about the past month or so now, that model's dominated our coverage of LG news. Today we mix things up a little by looking past the G3 itself to some other upcoming LG devices, with new leaks pointing not just to the existence of a couple new LG tablets, but also to a possible G3 Mini. News already of a G3 Mini is pretty exciting, especially after the G2 Mini only just launched back at MWC. We were also a little let down with the G2 Mini's hardware (not to mention its size), so we're ...

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  • by | April 21, 2014 4:12 PM

    Samsung has seriously thrown us all for a loop when it comes to rumors about a premium version of the Galaxy S5 that might offer a screen with a quad HD resolution. The official word from the manufacturer may be “this isn't happening,” but nearly as soon as it denied the allegations we started picking up the fresh scent of evidence. Earlier this month we saw a Samsung model SM-G906 (versus SM-G900 for the GS5 itself) show up in a benchmark database with that insanely high-res 2K screen. Now that model is back, this time earning a mention in India's import/export records. The listing ...

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  • by | April 21, 2014 3:26 PM

    We often look forward to Wednesdays for Google releasing updates to its library of Android apps, but it seems that this week we're off to an early start. That Android 4.4.3 update may continue to be elusive, but Google's been spotted sending out a new version of Hangouts to Android users, and while there's no official list of new features just yet, hands-on experiences with the updated app have clued us in as to what to expect. First off, it's probably worth noting what's NOT here: the long-rumored integration between Google Voice and Hangouts has still yet to occur. That said, what we do ...

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  • by | April 21, 2014 1:34 PM

    The OnePlus One is set to go official this Wednesday, but with all that's already been revealed about the Android smartphone, it doesn't feel like there are too, too many secrets left. Specs are pretty much an open book by this point, and we've heard about how and where sales of the phone will get underway, as well as what we should be expecting to pay. Still, a few questions have lingered, and some of the details that have largely remained under wraps have concerned the handset's design. We've checked out the odd sketch, prototype render, and component shot, but a whole bunch of much more ...

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  • by | April 21, 2014 12:35 PM

    Last week, it finally looked like we were going to see Google release Android 4.4.3. We'd been following work on the update as evidence of its existence popped up here and there, but last Monday really upped the stakes as Sprint advised its subscribers that a Nexus 5 update was incoming – and one that sure seemed to be Android 4.4.3. We waited to see Google confirm the news with its announcement of the update, but that never came. By Friday, even Sprint had reversed course and removed all mention of the update from its server. What gives? Well, Android 4.4.3's release may have hit a ...

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  • by | April 21, 2014 11:48 AM

    Ever since the calendar flipped over to 2014 a few months back, we've been anxiously awaiting news of Microsoft completing its acquisition of Nokia's Devices and Services branch – the one responsible for those Lumia smartphone we dig like we do. But even after getting all the regulatory approval they'd need, it's felt like Microsoft and Nokia were dragging their feet a little in completing the deal; when would Nokia the smartphone company cease to exist as a separate entity and finally become bundled-up under the massive Microsoft umbrella? That day is nearly upon us, as this morning ...

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  • by | April 21, 2014 11:17 AM

    We rounded-out last week with some news about a possible new Motorola Android, one that appeared to be both extremely thin and surprisingly cheap. We worried it sounded a little too good to be true, though, and questioned what evidence there really was linking Motorola to the leak. We still can't say with much more certainty what to expect from this hardware, but over the weekend some new developments have come to our attention, attempting to give this hardware a name while also describing some upcoming Moto G variants. This new report out of Mexico doesn't add much in the way of technical ...

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  • by | April 18, 2014 11:59 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's at-home Glass trial program, and how this might push the platform. Apple follows the news as the company is reportedly working with Shazam to add more iOS 8 functionality. HTC is next as it seems the company is planning to bring optical zoom to smartphones in the future. HTC also makes headlines because the company apparently hired a Samsung marketing guru to push the One line-up. We end today's show talking about Google's probable plans to bring us a more affordable Nexus smartphone. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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  • by | April 18, 2014 8:28 PM

    It's not just new iPad shots we've got for you tonight, and in addition to those leaks of possible iPad Air 2 imagery, some new renders of the iPhone 6 have come to our attention, giving us a little preview of what we might hope to expect from Apple's design. Keep in mind, these aren't purporting to be anything official, and are instead fan renders put together based upon much of the iPhone 6 information that's surfaced in previous leaks and rumors. That includes things like those recent shots of iPhone cases showing Apple moving the phone's power button from its top edge to one side, as ...

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