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    There was big news out of the WWDC camp yesterday. Mac stuff, iOS stuff, and a whole bunch of…well stuff. Apple brought some really cool features to the table with iOS 8 and Mac OS X Weed Yosemite. Unfortunately, some of us were too wrapped up in snark to realize just how cool this stuff was and for whom it was cool. Full disclosure – I, too am guilty of riding the snark train most of the way through the keynote address that was all full of grey hair and comedy. I watched from my desk as feature after feature rolled out and I too joined the ranks of the snarky by saying “Oh sure! ...

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    Today at WWDC 2014, Apple announced a few new features for Mac OS 10.10 and iOS 8. Unfortunately I didn't get to see the keynote live stream video since I am not carrying any Apple products today and Apple insists that only people who use Apple products should be allowed to view it. I suppose I could have dug up my old Mac Pro, plugged it in, dusted off the keyboard and installed the updates to Safari to watch it, but who has time for that? So, my impression of iOS 8 is mainly going to be based on what I read in some of the other media reporting out there. Mac OS 10.10 I started using Mac ...

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    June is finally upon us, and Apple is ushering-in the month with the start of this year's Worldwide Developers Conference. The event begins in San Francisco today, and Apple's kicking things off with its big keynote address. We start today with news of the company's OS X Yosemite (which appears to take more than a few design notes from recent iOS revisions) for its computer users, but we came here for mobile news. What of iOS 8? Well, before we get there (and mixed in with all the PC stuff) Apple's got some new cloud business to share, introducing iCloud Drive. It syncs across devices like ...

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    Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) has historically been mainly centered around software, which explains why we're expecting to see iOS 8 and an updated Mac OS X at the event. However, we do know to expect new hardware, so why not an iPhone 6? This alleged WWDC presentation states that this could be a possibility. The video, republished by Steve Hemmerstoffer of Nowhereelse.fr, shows what looks to be the interior of a Moscone West room (the WWDC venue) and a presentation rehearsal for the keynote. We get three different angles of this alleged new iPhone 6 model, and all line ...

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    Late last spring, on the first day of WWDC 2013, Apple introduced the world to iOS 7. In the months that followed, we saw the platform get its public release, and eventually Apple delivered a number of software updates, bringing us up to the 7.1.1 we find ourselves with today. More recently, though, our attentions have been focused less on the next 7.x update, and looking out to the future, as rumors and leaks attempted to detail what we might expect from iOS 8. WWDC 2014 kicks-off this coming Monday, June 2, and as Apple gets ready for its users to descend upon San Francisco, some early ...

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    New York City is a fine place to sneak a peek at some unreleased devices, and that's just what we did this week with the LG G3 event (streamed from London to an airy presentation room in a Chelsea skyscraper) and AT&T's ASUS PadFone X announcement (held on a posh rooftop lounge near the Flatiron). At one of those events, Daniel Bader of MobileSyrup was our seat neighbor, so we thought we'd invite him on this week's podcast to discuss the more globally significant of these high-profile launches. Join us as we share our impressions of the LG G3: how it stands on its own and how well it ...

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    16GB is just too much for some people, it looks like. Apple tried to solve this issue by releasing an 8GB variant of its iPhone 5c, but they could have another product coming, an 8GB iPhone 5s. He also mentions the possibility of the infamous iWatch finally being announced with iOS 8, but notes that the chances are slim. The KGI Securities analyst is stating that he believes the 5s 8GB flavor will show up at WWDC next week, but also states that Apple may simply not decide to introduce the device because of the fact that the change is very minor. He states that he expects not much hardware ...

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    There will be new hardware announced at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference this year it seems, and that means many of you will want to be able to live stream the announcements to see it all in real-time. Apple has just updated its schedule to reflect that the keynote at the conference will indeed be live streamed. The devices supporting the live stream will be Macs running Safari 4 or later, iOS Devices running iOS 4.2 or later, Windows computers running QuickTime 7, and the Apple TV. You'll notice that Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and webOS (for those of you who just can't ...

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    Apple's WWDC 2014 event is just around the corner, and the company has already confirmed the specific date and time for the launch keynote. It's planned to happen from 10AM to 12PM on Monday, June 2nd at Moscone West, as it has for the last couple of years. Surely we've seen Apple launch blockbuster products like the iPhone 4 in the last couple of years, but lately WWDC has been a software-focused event. It's hard to predict if things will change this year, but rumors point to a possibility. The biggest things to expect at this event are definitely iOS 8, and a more iOS-looking OS X ...

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    It seems like every time a new version of iOS or Android is announced, we hear the same mantra of "Android fragmentation" coming from various media outlets and fan-boys. I'll be the first to admit, there are several versions of Android running on literally hundreds of models of Android-powered phones and tablets compared to only a very small percentage of iOS users running anything other than the latest version. But iOS suffers from something potentially worse: feature fragmentation. Feature Fragmentation From this year's WWDC we learned quite a bit about iOS 7. It looks interesting, but ...

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    Topic Pocketnow Live kicked off twenty Fridays ago. We can't even believe it ourselves that we're at the twentieth installment of a show that is highly popular not only among our viewers, readers, audience in general, but also among members of the team. Episode 20 is also the Season Finale. We're wrapping up Season One with the team that kicked it off. Worry not, we're not only planning on Season Two, but thinking way ahead. So, before we take a break from the Live, let's have a great casual conversation one more time. Plenty of things going on, from the Galaxy Mega and HP TouchPad Go ...

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    We got an early peak at iOS 7 earlier today. Love it or hate it, it's finally a change from the same old boring grid of icons. For some this will be considered too extreme a change. For others it won't have been significant enough. Oh well, I supposed you can't please everyone all of the time. Once you look past all the glitz and glamour, what does iOS 7 mean for the future of Android? Multitasking is in! One of the more technological differences between Android and iOS has been the way each platform handles multitasking. Android handles running apps much like your desktop computer, ...

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    We will have a live Apple WWDC 2013 First Impression hangout over here on Pocketnow where you can find out about news and our opinions on it, as it happens. While Stephen Schenck will be keeping you up-to date with the latest developments, the Editorial team will tell you all you need to know about Apple's products and services to be announced. Meanwhile, if you have an Apple TV, you can watch the Apple WWDC 2013 Live Stream in real time. You will find a new Apple Events icon in the menu. Once going there you have the option to stream today's event live (or, watch some of the past events ...

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    Apple is holding its developer conference (WWDC) in approximately two weeks. WWDC is roughly analogous to the Google I/O that concluded a few weeks ago. According to the WWDC website, we will be able to get an in-depth look at what to expect next in both iOS as well as OS X and developers will be shown how to take their apps "to the next level". It's really an impressive shindig with over 100 sessions, hands-on labs, events, and even the opportunity to connect with Apple engineers and fellow developers -- and Google may be laying in wait to steal Apple's thunder with Android 4.3. As ...

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    Google I/O may be over and done with, but San Francisco's Mocone Center won't get much of a reprieve before smartphone fans are back in hordes, with Apple taking over the same venue in just a few weeks for the Worldwide Developers Conference 2013. The whole thing is a grand affair, running from June 10 through June 14, but where's the actual meat – when can we expect to get word of what's next for the iOS world? With WWDC tickets set to go up for sale tomorrow, Apple has now revealed that the event's big keynote address will take place that first day, on Monday June 10. That's hardly ...

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    We're less than a month away from Google I/O 2013, when Android fans are hoping to get plenty of news about what Google's been up to, and likely learn about a new product or two. They're not the only ones with a big event like this on the horizon, and Apple just shared the details for its own Worldwide Developers Conference, taking place in early June. WWDC 2013 will run from June 10 through June 14, returning once again to San Francisco's Moscone Center. While we aren't betting on seeing any new products (Apple typically choosing to give big announcements like that their own platforms), ...

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    iOS 6 is what I'd consider to be a mixed bag. There are a lot of reasons why it matters, but none of these include the word "ground breaking". Apple has answered some of our requests with features like turn-by-turn navigation, or simple things like a "do not disturb" button for notifications, but almost every one of these features is just a catch-up to what others have already offered for years. Usually, if you're late to the game, people don't really mind if you figure out a way to do it better, but I sadly can't say that about iOS 6. Surely this is still a beta, and there are tons of ...

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    A lot of cool stuff happened in San Francisco today. Apple's annual World-Wide Developers Conference has traditionally served as the venue for groundbreaking announcements out of Cupertino: Apple's move from PowerPC to Intel chips; iOS 5 and iCloud; and the iPhone 3G, 3GS, and iPhone 4 were all announced at WWDC events, along with countless other Apple milestones. This year was no exception to the rule: we got a new lineup of Macbooks, including upgraded Air models as well as a ground-up redesign of the Macbook Pro. The new version of OSX, Mountain Lion, was shown off as well. Finally, ...

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    In this "covert" video we demonstrate the new features of iOS 5 which Apple states will be coming to the iPhone 4 (GSM/CDMA), iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch, iPad and iPad 2, and of course what everyone is waiting for the iPhone 5/4S. Since this is the beta version some features will probably change with the final release due out in late summer or early autumn. Some new apps included are Newsstand, Videos, Music, Reminders, and a few more. The biggest changes are seen in the settings, widgets, notifications, and iCloud integration. Stay tuned for more information and videos of future builds.

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    As WWDC approaches many developers are already getting a first hand experience with the upcoming iPhone 5. It seems as though Apple has made it a crucial point to prevent the mayhem of rumors that plagued the supposed release date of the white iPhone 4. Apple has just given some preliminary specs to the new iPhone 5 which will be available June 26th at 5:00pm. Apparently the new device will be sporting the dual core A5 chip with a few improvements over the version in the iPad 2. The new chip will be able to not only do 3G for both CDMA and GSM but will also include the 1700 band after AT&T ...

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    We know that Apple's World Wide Developer Conference is on track for early June, and if we're going by habit alone, Apple is likely to drop the iPhone 5 on us all. Why, then, are there so many rumors flying about that the WWDC could be a software-only event this year? Ever since 2007, when the first iPhone debuted, Apple's had a new model to reveal at each WWDC. Each time the company's issued a press release (usually coming in late April-early May, making this year's a full month early) announcing the event, but never promising new iPhones; Apple always mentions a bunch of software on ...

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    The first hands-on video shows off iPhone 4 features as well as iMovie and in this second video, we take a look at some of the multitasking capabilities of iOS 4--Apple renamed iPhone OS 4 to iOS 4--as well as the iBooks with PDF reader on the iPhone. iBooks will now wirelessly sync bookmarks, notes, and last page read wirelessly across all your iDevices. Additionally, if you have an iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone, you'll just need to purchase your book once and then you can sync it across all your devices from the iBookstore. The iPhone also supports select core background processes, ...

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    Steve Jobs kicked off WWDC this week by announcing the iPhone 4 with FaceTime video calling capabilities. The phone offers a number of improvements over its predecessors, including the highest resolution screen on a smartphone, IPS display technology for wide viewing angles, and sharp graphics and text. All this adds up to what Jobs called "retina display." Jobs says that 300 pixels per inch--the standard used in print publishing--offers smooth lines for text and images. With over 300 PPI on the iPhone, images, graphics, and texts will be smooth without any pixelation. Moreover, Apple went ...

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    The best part, for me, about the iPhone 4 is that it brings the pixel count to over 300 pixels per inch, which means that text and images are rendered as crisply as printed paper. Texts that are small in PDFs can now be readable, especially in the iBooks PDF viewer. The high pixel density screen, modern construction with smooth lines, and sleek stainless steel finish and reinforced glass that Steve Jobs says resembles Sapphire crystal and has the strength that's 30 times as tough as plastic all give the iPhone 4 a unique place in the stylish and functional category. The highlight of iPhone ...

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    We got some face time with FaceTime at WWDC for video calling on the iPhone 4. Currently, video calling is limited to WiFi, meaning that you would initiate a call over your carrier's network and must also be connected to a WiFi hotspot or router to activate FaceTime. Within the app, you can switch between the front and rear cameras to show yourself off or the action around you to your caller, as well as rotate your device seamlessly between portrait and landscape. Steve Jobs says that there is no set-up required for FaceTime, but both calling parties do need iPhone 4 hardware for the ...

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