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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Qualcomm and how the company gives us all the cool details to expect from the Snapdragon 805 processor. Samsung is next as we talk about the company's progress to Android 4.4.2 and 4.4.3 on its existing devices. Samsung follows as we go through new rumors of the company building a new type of smartwatch with a different design. LG follows as reports talk about a 2TB microSD compatible card slot on the G3. We end today's show talking about the rumors of Apple building a Smart Home platform for a WWDC 2014 launch. All this and more after the ...

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    Surely one very cool feature that we find on the HTC One M8, is the phone's Duo-Camera system, which can not only create some neat effects with your shots, but can also allow developers to do something with this feature as well. Still, if you thought that this is simply a matter of snapping two cameras on a phone, that's not really the case. The One M8 uses some unique software and hardware techniques to pull this off, and Qualcomm wants to bring this to more OEMs. Qualcomm's senior director for cameras and imaging, Tim Yates  has just announced that the company is working on bringing ...

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    We all know the Nokia Lumia 930 as the international variant of our much-acclaimed Nokia Lumia Icon. We also know that this device isn't really available yet, as we should see its international launch very soon. What's interesting though, is that even though this is the latest and greatest Windows Phone in the market at the moment, it seems to also be ready for a price-cut before its official launch. Rumors say that the Lumia 930 will see a price drop from the €579 pre-order price that's currently available, to just €499, which is quite significant for a smartphone of its class. At the ...

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    Even though Apple has done a lot to prove to the world that we don't need a stylus to interact with our mobile devices, that doesn't necessarily mean that finger input is perfect. The whole popularity of the Galaxy Note line-up has proven that there is a market for people that want a smarter stylus to interact with our mobile devices, and Microsoft has done great leaps to make it a standard for decades. If you were wondering why the Surface Pro 3 stylus is superior to its predecessors, Microsoft has just written a full blog post on the topic. The company claims that it worked on three key ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Amazon and its recent deals with free apps and credits for Memorial Day. HTC follows as we get additional leaks of what to expect for the One M8 Ace. Apple follows as we get new information regarding its Liquidmetal plans. iOS 7.1.2 follows, as apparently we'll get this software update soon to fix a plague of bugs. We end today's show talking about Samsung's new project to give us a Virtual Reality headset for Galaxy devices. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Amazon is giving away $10 in credits, along with 5 free apps - New leaked ...

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    Microsoft might have just scored a positive hit with its announcement of the Surface Pro 3. Obviously we still have to wait for the product to be available to the rest of the public, but that doesn't mean that it hasn't landed a ton of praise from all of us in the tech media. If you're interested in getting yourself Microsoft's new stab at what a pro-tablet should be, you might want to consider Best Buy as an option. Best Buy has now launched pre-orders for the Surface Pro 3, and well, you won't be getting any discounts, but if you're in the market for the dark blue type cover, at the ...

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    Already sick of Windows Phone 8.1? You may want to begin looking forward to early next year. A new report states that we could be seeing a Windows Phone 9 preview version, along with the same for Windows 9, any time between Q2 and Q3 2015. The leaked document this information comes from mentions the dates stated above for both preview releases, though it isn't too specific. Q2 and Q3 range all the way from April to September, so we are still far from an exact release date. Apparently, both Windows 9 and Windows Phone 9 are well into development, though there is still much time to go. We ...

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    We're fortunate to live in a day and age where smartphones are more than capable of handling some pretty daunting tasks. Several times, I've left my computer at home and needed to crank out some taxing work from a device that comfortably slides into my pants pocket. I've typed up excerpts of an article I was working on, signed off on the final draft of the tax filings for my company while standing in line for a movie, or pretty aggressively edited photos before shooting them over to my computer for use in an article. I explained yesterday that I no longer consider myself to be a power ...

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    Even though we were all expecting yesterday to be the Microsoft Surface Mini event, and where we also expected a Surface Pro 3 to be launched, it turned out to be a Surface Pro 3 event, and the Mini was no where to be found. We can't say we're disappointed with yesterday's event, as the Surface Pro 3 has done a great job in giving us some wow for the platform, but we can't deny that we weren't waiting for Microsoft's unique stab at what a smaller tablet should be, and actually that's the reason why no mini product was launched. According to some very trusted sources close to the manner, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new Google+ redesign, at times when many believed that the social network was doomed. Then we talk about the Moto 360, a possible launch date and even a possible price tag. Samsung is next as we talk about the Galaxy Note 4 details in specs and possible dates. Then we talk about the HTC One M8 Prime, and what to expect from its design in leaked renders. We end today's show talking about the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, and our initial impressions. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google+ redesign arrives as latest update heads out ...

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    You've likely seen the term "dual-SIM" before, but you may find yourself wondering what that means or why such a thing would exist. Stateside, dual-SIM phones are practically unheard of, mainly due to the subsidy structure our mobile industry is based on. But in smaller, emerging markets, dual-SIM phones have been around for years. Globally, such phones are growing in popularity. Devices like the Galaxy S Duos 2, Galaxy Note 3 Neo Duos, or even a modified HTC One with a removable back come with two SIM slots. Some manufacturers, such as LG and Samsung, are even taking multi-SIM phones to ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's plans for a biometric future on low-end smartphones and even retina scanners. Microsoft is next as as we talk about the Surface Pro 3, and what we should expect from specifications and price. HTC follows as the One M8 Prime might be made by some interesting materials. Google is next as we talk about the specs of the first Android Silver smartphone. We end today's show by talking about the OnePlus One and its first contest. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Samsung wants to expand biometric scanners even to lower-end ...

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    Even though Windows Phone 8.1 is already a popular thing fro most of you that are daring to give it a try in its beta stage, a lot of things aren't yet perfect. Obviously each branded smartphone is missing its load of proprietary updates to make it work better, and that's where Nokia's Cyan update kicks-in for Lumia customers. Some recent images have just leaked of what to expect, and the improvements are quite cool. One of the most significant ones noticed today is that you'll have a smarter way to tweak the screen brightness of your display. We're not just talking about the typical ...

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    When we reviewed the Nokia Lumia Icon earlier this year, I called it the "best Windows Phone yet." Michael thought I was being dramatic … until he had a go with the phone himself, in which he called it "Verizon's first great Windows Phone." Last week, Michael published our review of the Xperia Z2 from Sony and said it's "worth every penny." That's a tall claim in a world where several of what many consider the best Android phones around can be had for around half the price. No less, we thought it would be fitting to compare what we've found to be two of the most high-end, well-rounded, ...

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    Surely Microsoft took a little too much time in launching Cortana to the world, at times when Siri and Google Search were already well established. You could say that even with Microsoft's good job at launching a product that's at times superior than Siri, it would still have a long road ahead to catch-up to its competitors because of how late Windows Phone 8.1 is. Still, it seems that Microsoft has a new card up its sleeve to level that out. We did hear Joe Belfiore claiming that Microsoft could bring Cortana to Windows eventually, though he wasn't specific as to when during the launch ...

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