Posts tagged with: News
  • by | March 5, 2014 4:59 AM

    Apple has been facing some tough times in the EU lately due to its warranty policies. Recently we've heard the news of the company having trouble in Belgium as the consumer protection group FPS Economy has filed a claim against the company due to its AppleCare warranty practice. The EU requires that products provide consumers with no less than two years of warranty coverage, and in the case of Apple, that's only the case if you purchase AppleCare. A Belgian Judge is reportedly considering blocking Apple's websites for consumer access from the country after all of these disputes. The only ...

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  • by | March 5, 2014 4:36 AM

    One of the biggest benefits that Moto G customers have found, aside from the fact that they're paying half as much for such a powerful smartphone, is the fact that Motorola has mastered Android software updates. Today, if you want to get the latest and greatest version of Android at an affordable price, there's now way to beat the Moto G. That said, the benefits of the early adopter aren't necessarily positive, and that's been the case for some Moto G customers. As it turns out people are now complaining of the smartphone losing connectivity in the Motorola support forums. Some even claim ...

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  • by | March 5, 2014 4:09 AM

    Ever since the official launch of iOS 7, Apple has been hard at work testing iOS 7.1. We've seen Cupertino launch five betas of the operating system update since mid-November, and even though we still don't have a Gold Master candidate for developers, new reports have the update being pushed very soon due to a specific reason. According to Daring Fireball's Jon Grubber, Apple is planning to launch a specific app to support SXSW, but this app requires some specific features that are only available on iOS 7.1. In his words: Apple's first iTunes Festival in the U.S. starts a week from today ...

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  • by | March 5, 2014 3:47 AM

    If you're currently rocking the Google Nexus 5, chances are you're not really enjoying the recent Android 4.4.2 update. Much is still to be complained about its photo quality, but even worse is a nasty camera bug that has got a lot of users complaining. If you've noticed your device heating-up and the battery dropping like a rock, you're not alone. Google has now acknowledged that there is indeed a bug that's causing the CPU to max-out on the Google Nexus 5 while the camera app is working, and this is the cause for the dramatic battery drain that many of you are experiencing. The company ...

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  • by | March 5, 2014 3:11 AM

    Samsung gained a lot of controversy last year with the launch of its Galaxy S 4. If you remember, the device defeated every single device it competed with in benchmarks, but that was until it was unveiled that Samsung was using some extra code that made the device look good on the tests. A lot of this drama has been forgotten, but so have benchmarks from most of the tests that even we use, as it's clear that credibility is questionable. New reports claim that the company has removed this extra code from the Android 4.4 KitKat updates that are being pushed to its Samsung Galaxy S 4 and ...

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  • by | March 5, 2014 2:37 AM

    When LG filed to trademark the "G3" moniker back in February, we were glad to see it happen, but definitely not surprised by the company's action. The G2, while still a great device, needs a worthy follow-up which can compete with the already announced Samsung Galaxy S5, Sony Xperia Z2, and the upcoming HTC flagship. While we advise you to treat this with the usual dose of salt, we'd definitely be happy to see it happen. Reports are talking about a possible June launch for the LG G3. There are no other details, though the rumor talks about a new type of display on the flagship. The South ...

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  • by | March 5, 2014 2:22 AM

    At Mobile World Congress, Microsoft has promised a Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone that would be available soon. Making good on its promise, the official chat client is now available to download from the Windows Store, at the source link below. If you're using Facebook's chat service to communicate with friends, you should definitely give it a try, as it offers a better user experience than the Facebook app itself (or the Windows Phone Messages integration with the service). With the app you can read your messages without opening Facebook, send and receive stickers and photos, share ...

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  • by | March 4, 2014 4:00 PM

    Late last week, a leak attempted to reveal Verizon's plans for adding a couple new tablets to its roster, mentioning both the LG G Pad 8.3 and the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 in the context of a March 6 launch. With just a couple days to go until then, today Verizon has gone official with its announcement of the LTE-capable G Pad 8.3, while we've still yet to get any confirmation on the Samsung tablet. Verizon's going to be the exclusive carrier home of the G Pad 8.3 LTE in the States, and it's welcoming the tablet with a short sale, making it available on-contract for just about $100 from ...

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  • by | March 4, 2014 3:08 PM

    Of all that's coming with the arrival of Windows Phone 8.1, there are few features we're anticipating quite so much as Microsoft's “Cortana” voice-powered search and virtual assistant. Thanks to recent leaks, we've been forming a more cohesive picture of just what sort of abilities Cortana may arrive with, and only last night were checking out some new screenshots and reports about its functionality. Today we're ready to up the ante, getting to see Cortana on video. Bad news first: we don't get to hear Cortana speak, nor do we see any queries actually being performed – if we had to ...

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  • by | March 4, 2014 12:27 PM

    For all the advancements that have brought our phones higher capacity batteries, faster charging, or more energy efficient operation, one thing's continued to elude us: the self-charging phone. Maybe the closest we've come have been through cases that offer solar panels to help top-off a charge, but despite the idea popping back up every few years, we haven't seen such solar cells make their way to a phone itself as an integral part of its design. But photovoltaics are only one way a smartphone might be able to keep itself powered, and Nokia's got a new video showing off a system that ...

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  • by | March 4, 2014 11:33 AM

    When it comes to smartphone companies, we tend to be much more interested in products and services than we necessarily are with things like income and profits, largely looking at those only when a manufacturer publishes its quarterly figures. But HTC's been a special case, teetering right on the brink of profitability, and threatening to generate losses if the company can't change its projection around. That's meant putting its finances under the magnifying glass, and today we get news of the latest figures, which aren't exactly good news. HTC's revenue for January and February is down ...

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  • by | March 4, 2014 10:54 AM

    Yesterday we saw Apple announce the arrival of CarPlay, the new system through which vehicle manufacturers can provide an in-dash interface to give drivers quick access to Siri, driving directions, as well as their favorite music. It all sounded like a pretty nice effort, with a number of big-name auto companies planning support. But as we learn more about CarPlay and how it works, one very interesting wrinkle is coming to light: the vehicle side of CarPlay sure sounds like it's running on top of QNX. Yes, that's the same QNX BlackBerry acquired several years ago and which formed the basis ...

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  • by | March 4, 2014 10:44 AM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent news about Nokia not wanting the Windows Modern UI to reach the Nokia X. Microsoft follows the news as we talk about the first screenshots of Cortana for Windows Phone 8.1. We then talk about the leaked photos of the iPhone 6 display without bezels, even though we doubt it to be real. Apple follows the news as the company has begun hiring HTC employees to boost its iPhone model release times. We end today's show talking about the leaked HTC M8 on video, and all the drama behind it. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Nokia ...

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  • by | March 4, 2014 8:16 AM

    The Galaxy S5 presentation video below has been published by Samsung today and it demonstrates the key features of the newly announced S-flagship for 2014. While it doesn't specifically emphasize on specifications and internals, it does however try to underline the key features that differentiate it from the competition, as well as its predecessor. On that note, you will see the available colors, some of the camera features, power saving mode, heart rate monitor, fingerprint scanner, and some more. If you want to see more Galaxy S5 action, you can also look at our exhaustive coverage from ...

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  • by | March 4, 2014 7:56 AM

    Just like its predecessor (the Sony Xperia Z1), the Xperia Z2 also has contacts on its left side that allow the phone to be easily docked. While the Xperia Z1 was using the official DK31 magnetic dock, Xperia Z2 owners will need the new DK36 magnetic dock for their phones. While the device itself will not reach retailer shelves until the beginning of April, the dock can be now ordered in the UK. The Sony Xperia Z2 DK36 magnetic dock goes for £29.16 (£34.99, including VAT), which translates to roughly $50, and allows you to not only charge the phone in a convenient way, but also prop it ...

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