Posts tagged with: WWDC 2013
  • by | June 25, 2013 11:31 AM

    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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  • by | June 14, 2013 2:03 PM

    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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  • by | June 10, 2013 11:15 PM

    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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  • by | June 10, 2013 2:19 PM

    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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  • by | June 10, 2013 12:53 PM

    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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  • by | June 10, 2013 7:40 AM

    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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  • by | June 8, 2013 1:15 AM

    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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  • by | June 7, 2013 3:06 PM

    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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  • by | June 7, 2013 11:47 AM

    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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  • by | June 6, 2013 8:04 PM

    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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  • by | June 6, 2013 7:00 PM

    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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  • by | June 5, 2013 6:00 PM

    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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  • by | June 3, 2013 7:00 PM

    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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  • by | June 3, 2013 5:26 PM

    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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  • by | June 3, 2013 12:38 PM

    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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