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    Apple Music might have been the first and brightest service enterprise that Infinite Loop has undertaken in a while, but if what's being said by insiders is true, Apple could be making a competing app to Snapchat and Instagram from scratch. That's the word as told to Bloomberg. iPhones and iPads will get new software features in addition to the debut of the new app. Video messaging app Snapchat has 150 million daily active users who spend half an hour every day on it. Instagram, which recently launched a video timeline feature based on Snapchat's, also takes up a major chunk of time. ...

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    One of the main questions we get on Twitter lately is if it's really worth to upgrade from the Galaxy Note 5 to the brand new Galaxy Note 7. You'd think that their similarities are enough to stick where you are, but the reality is far from it. If you do a little history, you have to remember just how polarizing the Galaxy Note 5 was. Yes, we all wanted it to adopt the build of the S6, but not at the expense of expandability. Samsung's choice to jump a number between the Note 5 and the Note 7 is really not just about standardizing, even if looks can be deceiving. Watch our full comparison ...

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    Let's not be bashful. This camera rocks. We very much enjoyed the still photo performance on the Huawei P9, and the Honor 8 is nearly identical. Dual camera sensors mimic the way our eyes work. One sensor focuses on color, the other on light. When the output of both sensors is merged, we get photos unlike any other phone we've reviewed. We're not producing our full crazy in-depth review format as performance is so similar to the P9, but we are detailing what's new, what's different, and taking a quick look at a few features we missed in our P9 Real Camera Review. We'd recommend also ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some of the recent deals available for the OnePlus 2 on eBay. Then it's all about Twitter and the launch of NIght Mode for iOS. Microsoft follows as the HP Elite x3 reaches pre-orders. Then we discuss the final version of Android 7.0 Nougat, which just reached Nexus devices. We end today's show talking about Google Allo, and how it's planning to compete with SnapChat. All this and more after the break. - OnePlus 2 returns to the spotlight with $240 eBay deal - Twitter Night Mode shifts to iOS - Microsoft finally sets HP Elite x3 pre-orders in ...

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    We've been covering the developer preview builds of Android N in close detail, but today we get our first look at the update which will be pushed out to consumers. A whole list of improvements are coming to Android, addressing usability and ergonomic problems. This update is also focused on bringing stock Android up to speed on a number of features we've come to appreciate from manufacturer skins like Touchwiz and Sense on Samsung and HTC devices. Just about every part of the UI has been addressed, from multi-tasking options, to the notification shade, and encryption to power management. ...

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    Many are still debating if the best idea is to get a brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 7, or to consider the larger iPhone 6s Plus. The thing is, these two devices could not be more different. They actually serve very different types of users, where one is looking for more capabilities, while the other just wants a larger iPhone. One one hand we have the latest iteration of the lineup that created the phablet category, and on the other we have the iPhone that grew up to compete. Deciding on which is a better buy is actually less complicated than you think, so watch our full comparison to ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent deals that you can find for the iPhone 6 Plus on Verizon, and notice there is no S on that name. Then we talk about the HTC 10 and some recent deals that you can take advantage of until August 31. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is next as we see all the deals available with the launch of the new phablet. Sony follows as the company has just teased what to expect for IFA 2016. We end today's show talking about the regular iPhone 7, and what will differentiate it from the Plus variant. All this and more after the break. Stories: - This ...

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    Word on the street is that the Galaxy Note 7 is just an S7 Edge with a stylus, and spending an extra $100 is probably not worth it. At first glance I would've probably agreed, but it turns out that this comparison is not that simple. The debate over which are the best phones of 2016 is so far owned by Samsung, and you're looking at them front and center. Samsung has taken over 2016, and this time not just by the power of marketing. These two devices are probably the most feature packed phones money can buy right now, so the question left is which one is better. Regularly answering that is ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about T-Mobile's recent unlimited data plans. Sprint follows, not just in news, but the actual trend of unlimited. Then we discuss the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and how durability might have not come included. The iPhone 7 max storage options follow, and 256GB is on the list it seems. We end today's show with Nokia as it seems that Q4 might bring two new smartphoens. All this and more after the break. Stories: - T-Mobile lays data plans to rest, going ‘all in on unlimited’ in Un-carrier 12 move - Sprint officially gets the Unlimited Freedom show on ...

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    The world’s flat-out best smartphone these days, at least until the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus finally break cover? It certainly looks that way, based on one of our longest reviews on file in both text and video, which simply and appropriately concluded the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is back to being on a league of its own. Still, we’ve seen too much and have been following this industry for too long to expect absolute perfection from a gadget. There’s no such thing, and a rigorous, reliable and objective durability video report brings forth a major Galaxy Note 7 weakness. Ironically, it’s ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some of the recent deals that can be found for the Google Nexus 5X. Then we talk about the LG G5 and the beta test that's currently available for some with Android Nougat. Then we focus on possible new Fitbit devices in the works, as it seems the Charge 2 and Flex 2 are coming soon. We then talk about the iPhone 7 as we now have possible launch dates from trusted sources. We end today's show talking about the Google Nexus Marlin, as we now see possible specs. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Forget what’s coming, and snap up the ...

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    Microsoft's working on a virtual workspace not just for its HoloLens augmented reality headset, but for some other powerful virtual reality headsets. If it goes on your head and has a PC somewhere along the chain, you can probably use Windows 10 while in it, right? Well, Microsoft will try. And at Intel's Developer Conference today, it has decided to show people it is trying. Microsoft's Windows 10 holographic platform is promising to get into not only AR headsets, but VR ones and mixed reality ones (such as Intel's Project Alloy, also shown at the conference), too. All Windows 10 PCs ...

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    As much as we'd like to say that we are all over Skype, we have to remind ourselves that FaceTime isn't an Android-friendly phenomenon, either. Neither is Google Hangouts an international sensation. So, does Duo bring Mountain View's video chatting services to parity or is it something better? Will you feel and be more secure with end-to-end encryption? Will the Knock Knock feature catch your face (or whatever) when you're not ready? And does this really make video calling on-the-go less painful with switches between LTE and Wi-Fi? Most importantly, will you stick with one phone (and one ...

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    Microsoft’s iPad-ridiculing Surface publicity efforts are essentially as old as the 2-in-1 Windows tablet/laptop family itself, though for a little while, they ceased to frantically take jabs at the competition, turning over a new, more conventional, neutral and, honestly, boring leaf. But then out of nowhere, Apple controversially argued the iPad Pro is a full-blown computer, at which point we knew exactly what to expect. The latest Siri clone-voiced Microsoft Surface commercial has probably arrived sooner than anyone anticipated, this time featuring Cortana too, repeatedly taunting ...

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    We unboxed the thing Android enthusiasts all around the world want most, but some simply can’t have at the moment, we spent 24 hours with Samsung’s latest and possibly greatest flagship phablet, we went into detail regarding its top two upgrades, so you probably knew this was coming. Yes, our full Galaxy Note 7 review is done, and before presenting its conclusions in writing, we give you a lengthy, rigorous and unbiased video tour of everything that’s new and old, hot and cool, innovative and repetitive about the fall heavyweight with the best chances of fending off the iPhone 7 and ...

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    SONY's name once stood as the gold standard for consumer electronics, but these days Xperias face intense competition from companies like Samsung, who now occupies the number one position for Android manufacturers. Samsung didn't have much to improve over the Galaxy S6, unifying the design language with the Note 5, replacing the Micro SD card expansion slot, and increasing the battery capacity, but we also got water resistance and an improved camera. Sony on the other hand is taking a far more drastic step away from the Xperia Z of recent years. Claiming to focus on "what matters" to ...

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    A few years ago many people mocked Samsung for bringing the stylus back to life with the S Pen. Yes, the experience was far superior to any stylus anyone had ever used before, but the topic was always the "big phone" you had to hold to use it. Fast forward six generations, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is not only one of the best phablets money can buy, but also one of the best smartphones, period. The S Pen is just the cherry topper, but after some extensive use, it turns out that this "added value" has become far more useful than ever. The answer of whether you need an S Pen or not is a ...

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    Samsung has spent the last couple of years being infamous for its gimmicks. From its failed air gestures, to edge features that nobody cared about in the first iteration, the company has spent years maturing. We've seen tremendous improvements in its newer products, as of the launch of devices like the Galaxy S6. Still, with the Galaxy Note 7, everyone has jumped the gun and called the Iris Scanner a gimmick. For a moment, we felt the same way, up until we started using it. There is a ton of genius in this feature, but let's not bore you with text. Watch our detailed walk through of ...

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    The honeymoon phase varies from product to product, and there are certain devices that are just too feature packed to be judged by one video. The case of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is probably the most evident. Samsung has poured all of the maturity that it has learned with the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, and has launched a phablet that dares everything. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is so feature packed that it just wouldn't be fair to review it with a quick video. There is a lot of great in most of the features tested, which is enough to believe that the old Samsung full of gimmicks ...

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    The Sony brand has come to represent multi-media prowess from an entertainment juggernaut of a company. This year sees Sony offering phones that are a bit more modest, though maintaining premium price points. Why might a consumer be inclined to spend more on a phone? Camera performance is certainly one aspect which still sets high end phones apart from more budget friendly options. Based on the specs we should expect a solid photography and video solution here. Sony makes the actual camera sensors which are built into numerous competing phones. For the X Performance, they've included a ...

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    Samsung has proven that it can re-invent itself and take over 2016 like a chap. The company that once struggled to find success with its Galaxy flagships has impressed many with its Galaxy S7 lineup. Now it's about that time for the company's signature phablet, the Galaxy Note 7 to take the stage. After our recent hands-on coverage from the company's Unpacked event in New York City, we've spent a good portion of the last two weeks waiting for our review unit to arrive. It's about time for us to start with our Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Unboxing. First impressions are everything, and the company ...

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    Smartphones come with a lot of expectations. Sony's move away from the Xperia Z, and some of the more outlandish specs delivered on the Z Premium, was advertised as an appeal to common sense smartphone computing. Sony was going to focus on what mattered, and that's how the Xperia X was born. This is an admirable goal, and we've praised many manufacturers which have taken a "back to basics" approach to manufacturing. Sony however faces an onslaught of competition from other top tier flagship devices, and from a new collection of budget busters aiming to deliver high end specs at mid-range ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent deals if you're interested in an Amazon Echo. Then we talk about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 as sales in Korea seem very positive. The Fossil Qu Wander and Q Marshal follow as we get info on pre-orders. Then it's all about the LG V20 with some leaked renders that prove good and bad news. We end today's show talking about the glass-on-glass iPhone that we could expect in 2017. All this and more after the break. Stories: - $50 off Amazon Echo, Tap, but not at Amazon - Galaxy Note 7 gets off to flying start in Korea, beating GS7 ...

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    Hyping the Galaxy S7 series is understandably no longer the top priority of Samsung’s marketing department, which becomes clearer if you compare the names and reputations of Hollywood stars recruited to promote the company’s latest two three flagship phones. While recent double Oscar winner and main “Spectre” antagonist Christoph Waltz brings his general acting, comedic and accent A game to a highly entertaining, American-pandering Galaxy Note 7 commercial, the GS7 appears to be scraping the bottom of the barrel with veteran thespian Danny Glover. Once the (co-) protagonist of the ...

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    2016 will be remembered by gadget fans as the year of the "budget buster". This year represents a turning point for manufacturers building phones in the $200-$400 range, where they significantly closed the gap between mid-range fare and higher end devices. The Axon 7 has a terrific collection of specs on paper, but how does this package compete against similarly priced options, and can it still hang with more expensive handsets? This Qualcomm 820 powered phone boasts a 20MP Samsung sourced camera sensor with optical image stabilization, phase detection auto focus, and an f/1.8 aperture. ...

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