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    Apple's iPad event for 2014 is just a couple of days away, and as is customary with every Apple product, there is a lot of speculation over what Apple will announce. The amount of rumors surrounding a thinner iPad are the strongest, but at a time when every OEM is struggling with a stagnant tablet market, we wonder if Apple will make the mistake of keeping things conservative this year. Watch this week's Top 5 as we discuss our predictions for what to expect for Apple's event this Thursday. We have a feeling that there will be more than just iPads announced at this event. Other rumors ...

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    2014 has been packed with a ton of positive changes that are driving the mobile industry forward. These changes include the adoption of 2K displays, 64-bit architecture in mobile processors, waterproof smartphones and tablets, the evolution of the smartwatch, among other things that we're still waiting to see this fall. Most of these new products for the fall will be announced at IFA, in Berlin, and as our team prepares for an excruciating flight across the pond, let's go through some of the things we expect to see. For the last three years, Samsung has taken the spotlight with the ...

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    It's that time of the year for Google to show us most of what it'll innovate during the year with. Google I/O is the company's developer conference, and it's quite famous for its software and hardware launches as well. We've hear a ton of rumors of what the event might include, but we also have to commend Google for doing an amazon job at keeping its possible hardware a secret. Surely it can mean that there isn't any, but it's not like Google to just leave the show floor empty. After going through some of our written thoughts on what to expect, make sure you watch today's Top 5, as we talk ...

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    Each year around the same time, we look to Apple to bring some new features to its mobile platform. Each year, our anticipation for more useful, innovative features on iOS grows immensely. Maybe we're just demanding and ungrateful. Or maybe it's because, even for some strong Apple proponents, the software is beginning to feel a little stale. Last year's face-lift brought very few helpful changes to the platform; among the most notable were Control Center, folders with no app limitation on the Home screen, and AirDrop. But the brunt of the changes were dramatic visual changes – mostly in ...

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    Flappy Bird was around for several months before it grew to its global fame, forcing its creator to take it down for our own sake. Ever since, literally hundreds of Flappy Bird knock-offs and fakes have surfaced, in an attempt to tap into the massive revenue Flappy Bird was pulling in daily – upwards of $50,000 USD. Flappy Bird is hardly the only game which quickly became unbelievably popular in practically no time. Angry Birds, Cut The Rope, Candy Crush, Temple Run, and many others rose to fame practically overnight. So what was the magic sauce that made Flappy Bird such an overwhelming ...

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    After spending years waiting for a revamp for Windows Mobile 6.5, we'll admit that nothing had prepared us for the dramatic change that Windows Phone 7 had to offer. Back in 2010 the need for a third successful player in the mobile space was urgent, and since Pocketnow was born as a "Pocket PC" website more than a decade ago, it was clear that we had high hopes for Microsoft's next mobile platform. With its great minimalism and social integration, Windows Phone has gathered a rather interesting cult following that has ensured it a future as the world's third largest mobile operating system ...

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    From an unknown project, to the most powerful and versatile operating system on the planet, Android has proven its impact on society. Back in 2008 we were all skeptical of covering Android here at Pocketnow, and boy are we glad we gave it a chance. With over one million activations a day, it's by far the most powerful OS in mobile, and it would even be safe to say that in history. Still, it's been a rocky road to the top. It's great to see the evolution of Android over the years, but if any of you remember what it was before Gingerbread, I'm sure we can all agree it was really ugly. We've ...

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    Even though CES 2014 is over, and our team has returned from the show-floor in Las Vegas, there's always that common feeling of either fulfillment or lack-there-of with the things we see at the show. CES continues to be the biggest technology trade show in the US, and even though most of the things that are covered in the keynotes are focused on mobile technology, it's such an oddity to see that we see less of it every year. This year some things were different, and it mainly has to do with new emerging markets, like wearable technology for example. We had lots of expectations for this ...

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    There’s no denying that the tablet industry has evolved at a tremendous pace in less than three years. For those of us non-believers of the original Microsoft Tablet PC, or even the first iPad and its potential, it was hard to even predict that the services and devices that we see ubiquitous today, would’ve been possible so quickly. That being said, there is no such thing as a perfect tablet, and not every device fits every user. Make sure you watch today’s Top 5 as we talk about the things we all wish to see happening in 2014. We discuss the things that are still not fixed, and the ...

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    There's no denying that smartphone technology has evolved at a tremendous pace in less than a decade. Back when we were reviewing the HTC Touch Pro2 almost five years ago, it was hard to even predict that the services and devices that we see ubiquitous today, would've been possible so quickly. That being said, there is no such thing as a perfect smartphone, and not every device fits every user. Make sure you watch today's Top 5 as we talk about the things we all wish to see happening in 2014. We discuss the things that are still not fixed, and the reasons why these technologies are crucial ...

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    Even though most of your holiday shopping is over, we know that there is a slight possibility that Santa didn't leave the gift that you really wanted this Christmas. Still, if you're like any of us, then we're sure you're most probably broke already from so much celebration. The great thing is that it's never too late to get the smartphone or tablet that you wanted, and there are some great devices out there that are worth every penny. Watch today's Top 5 as we talk about some of the best deals you'll find in this holiday season. We're not just talking about devices that are affordable, ...

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    Let’s face it, tablets aren’t perfect. We’ve had numerous editorials talking about it, and we don’t think twice about pointing these imperfections out in our reviews. Surely in life nothing is perfect, but there are surely those companies that try harder, and those that don’t. There are companies that’ll charge you the same amount of money for lesser quality products than others, and there are those that would rather lose a premium in oder to sell you what you paid for. Now that said, tablets aren’t new. We’ve used them for over a decade, and it’s interesting to note that ...

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    Let's face it, smartphones aren't perfect. We've had numerous editorials talking about it, and we don't think twice about pointing these imperfections out in our reviews. Surely in life nothing is perfect, but there are surely those companies that try harder, and those that don't. There are companies that'll charge you the same amount of money for lesser quality products than others, and there are those that would rather lose a premium in oder to sell you what you paid for. Now that said, smartphones aren't new. We've used them for over a decade, and it's interesting to note that there are ...

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    With so many questions day by day about viewers still considering alternatives to the popular flagships in the market, it's always good to know what's worth your money, and what's not. We don't blame you for wanting to try some of the new products in the market at the moment, but for their price, it's not like if it's inexpensive to just try something new. We know a lot of you are still on the ropes trying to decide what to buy this holiday season if you’re close to being eligible for a phone-swap, or if you're wanting a tablet upgrade as well. 2013 has shown just how great technology ...

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    With so many questions day by day about viewers still considering an iPad Air or a Microsoft's new Surface Pro 2, we know the ropes are complicated this holiday season if you’re out to get yourself a new tablet. 2013 has shown just how great technology can evolve in the mobile space, and there’s a lot to choose from. Some may agree that tablets have stagnated in their innovation, while others feel that you can only invent the wheel so many times. Watch today’s Top 5 as we talk about our top picks for your next tablet during Fall 2013. It’s been a very innovative year for some ...

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    With so many questions day by day about viewers still considering a Galaxy Note 3 or a Google Nexus 5, we know the ropes are complicated this holiday season if you’re close to being eligible for a phone-swap. 2013 has shown just how great technology can evolve in mobile, and there’s a lot to choose from. Most of us would even agree that the smartphones that have been launched in the last six months are dramatically superior in many areas, when compared to previous times. Watch today’s Top 5 as we talk about our top picks for your next smartphone during Fall 2013. It’s been a very ...

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    There comes a point where rumors and leaks become so old, that we just get bored of covering them. Still, there are certain products that are just so hot, and so game-changing, that we can't get enough of all the drama that goes around it's probable future. For the last couple of months, we've followed Google's plans for their Nexus line-up, and even though we still don't have event dates, nor press invites, that doesn't mean our wallets can't wait for it to happen. Watch today's Top 5, as we go through our predictions of what to expect for Google's Nexus line-up in the next couple of ...

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    The iPhone 5S is finally official, alongside its cheaper, "unapologetically plastic" sibling, the iPhone 5C. We have heard rumors of both since not long after the iPhone 5 launched last year, and the closer today's event got, the more secrets started to spill out. Today, we knew practically everything about both smartphones before Tim Cook & Co. ever took the stage. Many predicted today would be a fairly disappointing day for Apple fans. And while some seem infatuated with the color options of the 5C, the fingerprint scanner or A7 on the 5S, or iOS 7, there's an air of discontent and ...

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    That's right, it's about that time for IFA 2013 to happen, and you can bet we'll be covering every inch of the show floor in Berlin. This has historically been the event for phablets, and a couple of other surprises. Whether it's LG, HTC, Sony or Samsung, there is a lot to expect from this event in both old and new categories. One of these new and emerging categories is the smart watch, and we know the Samsung Galaxy Gear will be a device we'll be covering extensively. Make sure you share your thoughts and predictions on what you expect to see at this event as well, and stay tuned for tons ...

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    After months of rumors, the LG Optimus G2 is official, which means all the heresy can be laid to rest and we can finally put the device under the microscope and see how it compares with all the latest creations from other manufacturers. Aside from the strange nature of the press event and the mostly tame reactions from the audience at said event, the G2 actually has a fair amount of tricks in its repertoire. In fact, it's not all that different from what the Galaxy S 4 has to offer, and it has an answer to all those allegedly gimmicky features that come packed in the S4's version of ...

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    Today is the day every iOS fanatic has been awaiting for years. From the time iOS was first announced to the last major update, iOS 6, the operating system has looked mostly the same. Apple added features along the way but, for the most part, it has always been the same iOS. For the last six years, the interface has remained mostly unchanged. And few viewed that as a serious problem. The vocal minority and us tech writers have griped about it for years, about how stale iOS has become as new and existing operating systems have been graced with new looks and groundbreaking features. But the ...

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    It's about that time for Apple to show us the ropes with their next batch of products. WWDC, or World Wide Developers Conference, happens on June 10th and has always been about software enhancements to current software and services. That said, we've seen Apple launch a couple of iPhones and even Macs at this event, so there's no reason why we shouldn't get excited about this event. The biggest question we have is what'll we get and what'll we miss from this event. We do know that iOS 7 will take the spotlight, as Tim Cook confirmed at D11, but could WWDC be all about software this time ...

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    With so many devices launched between the fall of 2012 and Spring of 2013, we know many of you want to know what's worth your money, and what you should skip with no questions asked. Both 2012 and 2013 have been great years for mobile technology, but we have a feature called "Worst Gadgets Ever" for a reason. There's always a good deal of products that either end-up as vapor ware, some that suck on their own, and some which simply aren't worth your money when compared to other devices in the market. We thought we'd help you with the Top 5 devices that we would all skip out of everything ...

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    With so many questions day by day about viewers still considering a Galaxy S 4 or an HTC One, we know the ropes are complicated this spring if you're close to being eligible for a phone-swap. 2013 has shown just how great technology can evolve in mobile, and there's a lot to chose from. Watch today's Top 5 as we talk about our top picks for your next smartphone during Spring 2013. It's been a very innovative year for some companies, but a very slow one for others. This list was crafted as a consensus between all of our Pocketnow Staff, so hopefully you'll get a perspective as to what ...

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    Yes it's that time of year once again. The moment most smartphone OEMs dread as Samsung prepares to un-pack their new Galaxy S 4. Whether this is your favorite or not, there's no denying that this is the best selling Android smartphone of all time, and there fore, we're sure lots of you are waiting. Now what to expect from this new Galaxy? At times when companies like HTC and Apple are revamping their smartphones dramatically, some predict that Samsung will play it safe. We've seen cases where things have happened the other way around, but it's clear that Samsung dominates enough market ...

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