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    It’s been a really long time coming (almost three years), and finally, the 2013-released Lumia 520 falls out of first place in AdDuplex’s Windows Phone popularity charts. Unfortunately for those of you who perhaps hoped the global crown would be passed on to a contemporary mid-ranger or the Windows 10 Mobile-powered ...

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    There’s no better way to celebrate a ten-year anniversary of a service as popular and ubiquitous as Google Translate than gloat about the many milestones achieved in the past decade. For instance, did you know over 100 billion words a day are translated through the desktop, Android and iOS app? That’s a lot of ...

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    We've been livin' on the EDGE for a long time, but AT&T figures it's about that time that the sky started falling on GSM. CFO John Stevens says the network's remaining 2G networks will be shut off by the end of this year. In AT&T's Q1 earnings conference call, Stevens said that the company moved off six million ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's recent changes to its store, where we no longer see products like the Nexus 9. Then we talk about some of the recent Sony quarter results, and what these mean. LG follows as we notice smartphone losses as well. The HTC Nexus smartphones then make the cut as we get ...

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    After its dismal growth reading on smartphone shipments, market research firm IDC has released both its quarterly shipment reports for tablets and the trend line continues groundward. 39.6 million tablets went across the world last quarter with 87.6 percent of them being regular slate tablets — plenty of them in the ...

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    Voice-powered assistants are becoming more and more popular ways for users to get access to data, using them to conduct searches and connect with the websites holding  answers. But for as powerful as they are, use of such services can mean making certain compromises. Take Google's voice search on Android devices, for ...

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    Doing a video about VR is complicated in its own way, but when you talk about the HTC Vive, well, one video might not be enough. Just like in the case of the average gaming computer, there is nothing simple about the HTC Vive. The Fedex guy needed a trolley to drag the box to my doorstep, not because it’s heavy, but ...

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    Smartphone users today have more opportunities to try out in-development software than ever before. From Apple's public iOS betas, to Android's developer preview for Nexus hardware, to the Microsoft Insider program, users who aren't afraid of dealing with a few rough edges can check out the latest software well in ...

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    Apple's quarterly earnings have fallen for the first time since 2003. As iPhone sales slow, what are the ramifications for Cupertino? Is Nokia getting into the smartwatch game by buying up Withings? Google is bringing Android app support to Chromebooks, but will we ever see Android and Chrome OS merge? We've been hard ...

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    We talk about phones here a lot. No kidding. We really do. I know you’re shocked. But, we really do talk about phones a whole ton. And it’s often about the newest and latest gadget coming out that does everything superbly well. We also field a lot of questions here at Pocketnow and one of the most common questions ...

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    Facebook might only be ranked as the world’s tenth most valuable brand at the moment by Forbes, but with Apple, Microsoft and Samsung facing global smartphone demand slowdown and various other challenges, Mark Zuckerberg is probably entitled to believe he’ll someday become the leader of the largest corporate money ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent Sony Xperia X pre-orders in the UK. Then Microsoft follows as the company reaffirms that it is committed to Windows 10 Mobile, again. We even hear about the possibility of a Surface Phone for early next year, yes, again. Nintendo follows as there is talks about ...

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    It's been just about a month now since Microsoft gave us our latest look at where Windows 10 is headed, sharing news of the forthcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update during its Build 2016 keynote. The feature-packed release, formally know by codename Redstone, is set to deliver things we've already spotted in testing ...

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    Talking to my phone is probably one of my favorite things to do with it. Asking my phone's voice assistant to perform tasks such as giving me the weather, texting my wife, or looking up information is pretty cool, and so much more convenient than doing it “the old fashioned way.” What I mean is, launching an app ...

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    HTC, in partnership with Valve, and Oculus, which is owned by Facebook and can also call Samsung a reliable ally, seem to be in a stalemate as they each try to take the lion’s share of early VR headset sales and profits. Until not long ago, the Rift was at an advantage over the Vive, thanks to a stronger pre-existing ...

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    Microsoft has declared time and time again of late its commitment to the mobile iteration of Windows 10, but the very fact such assertions are needed while the current focus is clearly directed elsewhere suggests the platform may simply not be relevant enough to all of a sudden switch to growth next year. Yes, it’s ...

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    Microsoft’s (timid) push to consolidate Windows as the world’s third largest mobile platform continues, with a decent amount of contemporary choices available both stateside and on the old continent for power users and extremely cash-strapped smartphone buyers. The Acer Liquid M330, first unveiled way back at IFA ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some extra deals for the Moto 360 Sport, in addition to the Asus ZenWatch. Then we talk about Google's new MODE straps fro Android Wear. HTC then surprises us with the new One S9. Then we hear more specs detailed for the OnePlus 3. We end today's show talking about Apple's ...

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    Table flipper T-Mobile's earnings are out today and, not to compete with Apple, it had better numbers to report. In fact, it gets downright boastful. Total revenues were up 10.6 percent from this quarter last year to $8.6 billion with 1 million postpaid subscribers gained — good enough for Big Magenta's seventh ...

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    Microsoft's interaction with mobile tech has been nothing short of uneven over the years. It found some early success with PDAs, but the rise of smartphones left the company behind. Windows Phone felt to many like a catch-up effort, but one that never quite managed to compete on the same level of Android or iOS. With ...

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    With the era of consumer VR now upon us, as products like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive welcome users into high-quality virtual worlds the likes of which they'd previously only dreamt about, exciting new opportunities are unfolding before companies and content creators looking to tap into the burgeoning VR market. ...

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    HTC has its 2020 vision and its all somewhat pixelated and awesome and it'll make you light-headed if the company's head's in it for too long. We're talking about the Vive, of course, but the chief of the unit overseeing the product, Wang Tsung-ching, is banking on it. During this year's China Green Company Annual ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the some of the new deals for the Moto 360 Sport. Then we discuss the Samsung Gear S3, as the device is slated for a close event, and we should expect some fashion partnerships. Then we talk about the Google Play Store and how it might extend to Chrome OS. The Apple Watch ...

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    Just how bad are things going for Windows-powered smartphone sales in general and Microsoft’s latest Lumia flagships in particular? So bad that a recent survey of the US mobile market has shown dumb phones beating the 950 and 950 XL’s clique in Q1 2016 activations. With Redmond’s focus aimed in other directions, ...

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    If you're on Republic Wireless, you likely see a cellular connection as a supplement to the vast amounts of data you consume on your local network. Having the gaps covered while hopping between hotspots can fit the small bill you end up paying each month. But Republic's looking to patch even tinier gaps — the ones in ...

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