Posts tagged with: WWDC 2013
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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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    Today's WWDC 2013 keynote kicked off much how we were expecting it to, and after Apple spent a few minutes talking about the state of iOS/OS X union, as it were, it jumped right in to the new OS X, which it's calling Mavericks. While there was some very cool stuff there, we're just a smidge more interested in the mobile side of things. Luckily for us, after it got done showing-off a slew of its new computers, Apple officially announced iOS 7. Tim Cook started by bringing us up to speed with some iOS stats. Apple's sold 600 million devices running the platform since its inception, and ...

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    Topic Today is the day Apple will make it or break it. We're giving our Apple WWDC 2013 first impressions, live, as things happen, in a special episode of Pocketnow Live. You can tune in to watch us comment on news in real time, as usual, in a live, public (but closed) hangout. Apple is expected to unveil it's next generation of iOS today: iOS 7. Whether there will be mobile hardware (aside from laptops) is yet unknown but we wouldn't count on it. However, rumors of an iRadio streaming service are rather frequent and there has to be, as usual, "one more thing". The keynote will start at ...

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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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    Everything appears to be ready for Apple iRadio, at least concerning record labels. After previously inking deals with Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group, Apple just recently made an agreement with Sony Publishing (for 10% of Apple's ad-revenue), having now all three major record labels signed-up. Despite rumors of a WWDC launch, AllThingsD claims that apple will make no official announcement at the event. "Instead, it’s expected to tell developers about the forthcoming service". It is described as offering more of a Pandora-like experience rather than being a Spotify-like ...

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    While we still have plenty of questions about what we'll hear announced during next week's WWDC 2013, the one certainty has been news of iOS 7. As if all the rumors and leaks weren't enough, we've heard confirmation from Apple's Tim Cook himself that iOS 7 would be on the agenda. Still, they say a picture's worth a thousand words, and as Apple starts setting things up for the conference, a banner has been revealed that sure seems to confirm everything we've heard about an iOS 7 announcement. The lack of any apparent "iOS" wording is itself very interesting - could this stark, featureless ...

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    Apple's heavy-handed control over iOS can be a bit of a double-edged sword. On one hand, that lets it give users a consistent user experience, but that's at the price of not giving users greater freedom. As we get ready for news of iOS 7, some of Tim Cook's comments about openness have developers wondering which aspects of the platform might soon see themselves freed a bit from Apple's stranglehold. TouchType, the firm behind SwiftKey, is anxious to learn if this might mean iOS support for third-party keyboard software. While many of us treat software keyboards as an afterthought, moves ...

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    What's going to happen at WWDC 2013? Sure, iOS 7 is a given, but beyond that there's a whole lot less certainty. New services sound possible, but actual new hardware is a tougher proposition to push. Sure, rumors have been all over the place, with everything from new iPhones, to a new iPad, iPad mini, or even an iWatch suggested as possibilities, but how much of that stuff might be ready to launch so soon? One case maker sounds pretty convinced that a new iPad will be on the menu, and has some new cases ready to ship next week. Hard Candy Cases has two protective shells for the "iPad 5" up ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some additional leaked photos of the Nokia EOS smartphone. Then we go through Sony's press invites for a mobile event to happen in Germany and what we can expect. Google is next as they've just made the bold move of offering the stock Android keyboard to everyone. Apple's strategy for smartphone repairs is next as the company keeps working on bringing more services to their Apple Stores. We end today's show talking about the iPad 5 and the possibility of a launch for WWDC 2013. All this and more after the break. Stories: - More Nokia EOS leaks ...

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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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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through all the ARM, Samsung, Asus and Acer product announcements; the list is quite big. Then we go through Verizon's launch of the HTC One, which sadly won't happen yet. Then we talk about the Samsung Galaxy Note III and some details that were leaked. Nokia is next as Stephen Elop teases more Nokia Lumia devices for the rest of 2013. We end today's show talking about Apple, iRadio, and some photos of iOS 7 leaked. All this and more after the break. Product releases: - Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 Series Unveiled: GALAXY Tab 3 8-inch, GALAXY Tab 3 10.1-inch ...

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    As far as Apple's mobile lineup is concerned, the announcement of iOS 7 is likely to be the big news at next week's WWDC. Rumors have attempted to describe just what we can expect to change, and by far the Jonathan-Ive-led effort to rehash the platform's look sounds like it will have the greatest impact. We've talked about how that could lead to new looks for certain apps, and how it might play up colors to differentiate between them, while at the same time helping to unify the iOS design language. One change in particular we mentioned was the possibility for some new icons for system ...

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    Is Apple going to debut a new streaming music service at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference? Could the so-called iRadio really be about to launch? The timing sure seems right, with Google just going public with its own All Access system, but rumors from just a couple weeks back made it seem like Apple just couldn't work out the licensing arrangements it needed with the major publishers, and iRadio might not be ready to go live. With the clock until WWDC 2013 ticking down, there's some late-in-the-game news that suggests Apple might just be scurrying to get iRadio off the ground in ...

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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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    From everything we've heard, Apple's iOS 7 is set to be the Jonathan Ive Show, with the designer tearing into the skeuomorphic-heavy look we've been familiar with. Reports have again and again reiterated a focus on a clean "flat" look for the platform, and today we get a few new details about what in specific will be changing. Beyond just a flat, light-on-textures look for the OS, Ive may also be leading the march towards a more monochromatic, black-and-white look to pervade. Changes start on the lock screen, with a simpler design eschewing some of the shininess you'll see now, as well 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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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new BlackBerry Messenger to come in July and why tablets shouldn't be waiting for it. We later go through the leaks of the Nokia EOS, which is claimed that has already been spotted in the public. Then we go through the Samsung Galaxy S4 and how it's dwarfed the results of the Galaxy S III in these last couple of weeks. We later talk about the HTC One and how the company plans to increase production to meet demand. We end today's show talking about Apple and the possible delay of the iRadio music streaming service. All this and more after ...

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    We've been talking about streaming music services from Google and Apple for what seems like forever. Google's All Access finally went official earlier this week, while Apple has yet to announce its own offering. Rumors have suggested that it, too, could be nearly ready to launch, and that news might just arrive at this year's WWDC. However, a new report suggests that Apple has yet to secure the licenses it needs, and such an announcement is still some time off. This is a tale we've heard before: Apple struggling to get license-holders on board with its design for a streaming music service. ...

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    It's sounding likely that this year's WWDC could bring news, not of any number of new iPhone or iPad designs, but of iOS 7. With Jonathan Ive leading the charge for what's been called a new "flat design," this could really be quite the shake-up for the platform. As we wait for confirmation of the release, some new rumors and comments continue to paint the picture of some major changes for the platform. This talk of a "flat" look has centered on doing away with some of the cutesy skeuomorphisms that pervade the OS. But just how plain-looking could this refresh take things? Well, Windows ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's WWDC details and also some probable launch dates for the company's future hardware. Then we go through an HTC One software update that promises better Ultra Pixel performance, though with some probable bad news for HTC One X users. We later go through more rumors of Google's probable gaming service, which we still can't figure out. Later we talk about Android 5.0 and how some unconfirmed reports consider it will be delayed. We end today's show talking about the Samsung Galaxy S 4, our review and all our comparisons. All this and more ...

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