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What is the ideal app development strategy?

App developers have an important question to ask themselves. That question is simply – for whom do I develop? The answer is not necessarily all that simple. The evidence seems to suggest that you need to develop for iOS first, Android second, and Windows Phone if you have the resources. But is it that cut and dried? I’m not so sure. Let’s take a look at some strategies here and see where we all end up.iOS flavorsiOS is not necessarily the easy answer. Why? Well, because you have two very distinct screen sizes to work with – iPhone and iPad. ...

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Tetra Lockscreen sees important update on Windows Phone

Being able to modify anything in Windows Phone isn’t really something easy, but then again, that doesn’t apply to the lock screen. You have some really cool options provided by the Microsoft Weather app, Facebook and even the current Beta of Instagram. In that same fashion, there are third party apps that can take the experience to a whole new level, and one of the best ones just saw an update.Tetra Lockscreen just saw a major update today, and is now available on the Windows Phone Store. The improvements include features like weather data on the lock screen, but the ...

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Will HTC release a Firefox OS smartphone?

When you’re not a major mobile operating system, getting attention from hardware manufacturers can be tricky. To a degree, that’s true for Firefox OS, but it’s still managed to find some love from big names: Sony’s experimented with the platform, ZTE’s delivered Firefox OS phones, and we just saw LG build that cool … Continue reading » The post Will HTC release a Firefox OS smartphone? appeared first on Pocketnow. Pocketnow

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Samsung Galaxy S6 rumors describe feature-packed alternate back panels

Samsung is expected to try something a little different with the design of its flagship Galaxy S6 this year, but just how far away from its comfort zone will the manufacturer stray. Some rumors, like those of curving displays, are easy enough to believe, given the company’s history with models like the Note Edge. But others are little less easy to believe, venturing further out into the fringes of possibility. Today we face just such a report, talking about some interesting plans for interchangeable … Continue reading » The post Samsung Galaxy S6 rumors describe feature-packed alternate back panels appeared ...

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Should Microsoft focus on flagships or growth in emerging markets?

This past week, we got to see a bit of what Microsoft was planning for Windows Phone. Microsoft even checked off a few items on our wish list, which we appreciated. One other little nugget that Microsoft dropped on us was that new flagship hardware was coming.  There were few real details about from whom, or when. It was just an “oh by the way” on the way out the door. Perhaps we will see … Continue reading » The post Should Microsoft focus on flagships or growth in emerging markets? appeared first on Pocketnow. Pocketnow

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Windows Holographic, BlackBerry’s app entitlement, hackers hacking your calls | Pocketnow Weekly 132

Windows 10, Windows Holographic, and an 84-inch Microsoft Surface – say whaaaaat? A Galaxy S6 Edge with dual curves and an HTC M9 with a square camera? Get outta town! Hackers hacking the very fabric of the cellular network to listen in on your calls to grandma? Shut the front door.And hold on to your hats, because that’s not all. BlackBerry’s CEO seems to think net neutrality entitles his smartphones to more third-party apps, Google might be dipping its toes in MVNO waters once more, and Sharp –bless it– refuses to let flip-phones die!The techno-world is going plum … Continue ...

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iPhone wins big while Windows Phone runs on empty | Pocketnow Weekly 133 (Podcast)

It’s a mighty fine month to be an iPhone, a pretty terrible one to be a Windows Phone, and an interesting one (as always) if you’re an Android. The first month of the new year brought equal parts delight and dismay for mobile users everywhere, and we’ll be talking about both ends of the spectrum –and covering the rest of the mobile tech news space– on today’s podcast.We’re also putting in our public-service hours on today’s show by resurrecting a favorite segment from 2014. On this week’s Which Phone Should I Get, we talk everything … Continue reading » The post ...

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Lumia 930 vs Lumia 830: Great photos are just part of the story

Before Microsoft took over Nokia’s mobile division, we spent a good amount of time praising the the once cellphone giant for its efforts with the Lumia smartphone lineup. The Lumia designs were both bold and futuristic, but what really stood these smartphones apart from the competition is the enhanced camera experience that we began to test with devices like the Lumia 920 and the Lumia 820 a few years ago.The successors to these smartphones have been in the market for a … Continue reading » The post Lumia 930 vs Lumia 830: Great photos are just part of the story ...

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Purchase the Amazon Fire Phone for 75 percent off in the UK

Amazon’s Fire Phone may not be enjoying the success its manufacturer would like it to, but it’s by no means an inherently bad phone. As we posited in our full review, the phone actually possesses a few neat tricks under the hood, and the specs are in line with some of 2014’s most powerful flagships. The items held the phone back included the price tag and the lack of a tried-and-true ecosystem, and one of those … Continue reading » The post Purchase the Amazon Fire Phone for 75 percent off in the UK appeared first on Pocketnow. Pocketnow

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Samsung’s new trademarks hint to its re-invention plans

We’ve all complained over how Samsung has diluted the Galaxy brand with so many devices over the last couple of years. The recent shakeups and changes have pointed to the company doing significant changes in order to re-gain the same popularity its Galaxy brand … Continue reading » The post Samsung’s new trademarks hint to its re-invention plans appeared first on Pocketnow. Pocketnow

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iPhone 6s camera, LG G Flex 2 price, Xperia future comments & more – Pocketnow Daily Recap

Pockentow Daily gets an average of 300 to 500 comments a day, and sometimes even a thousand. We’d like to thank you all for participating in our question of the day, and we love your feedback so much, that we decided that since we can’t respond to ever single one of your comments, we should at least feature a couple in a weekly video.This is the Pocketnow Daily Recap. Since we only have 3 minutes on every Daily video to go through the hottest news, the weekly recap … Continue reading » The post iPhone 6s camera, LG G Flex 2 price, Xperia ...

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Motorola Moto X 2014 – After The Buzz, Episode 41 (Video)

Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review.Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity.For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that ...

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Microsoft DT-903 review: wireless charging is brighter than ever (Video)

Despite sluggish adoption, confusing marketing and a long-simmering standards war, wireless chargers litter today’s tech landscape. From the TYLT Vu to the Aukey Luna to Google’s Nexus “

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LG’s mobile sector reports strong 2014 earnings, spurred by smartphone sales

It’s one of those times of the year again where every company lines up to report their quarterly earnings, along with various other metrics laced with investor-centric jargon. The latest company to do so is LG, having just put on display its numbers for the 2014 fiscal year. LG 2014 earnings information is available for all parts of the South Korean company, but of course, we’re focusing on the mobile sector, which happened to fare very well.The LG Mobile Communications Company brought in about USD$ 14.26 billion in revenue, which is an increase of 16 percent over 2013. This … Continue ...

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Snapdragon 810 not happening: yet another rumored reason

Folks, this topic will either become subject to one of the most accurate reports and leaks of the year so far, or it will turn out to be the biggest smoke curtain/rumor fails of 2015. TL;DR: the next Samsung flagship will not pack Qualcomm’s latest and greatest, the Snapdragon 810. There were a lot of Samsung Galaxy S6 Snapdragon 810 rumors going on lately, and this one claims that it will simply not happen because Samsung wants to compete, even in the SoC business, with the application processor-maker Qualcomm.According to the report, Samsung will favor its own, in-house, Exynos … ...

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Tablet lessons Samsung needs to learn this year

Samsung, despite being something of a copy-cat, makes great hardware. It’s smartphones, especially those in the Galaxy S family, are fabulous pieces of hardware. Phablets like the Note, and the Note Edge cater to those of us who want larger devices, but don’t want to pack around a tablet (or a tablet and a smartphone, too). That said, there are a growing number of situations and circumstances where a tablet is simply the right tool for the job. Thanks to what we’ve seen from Microsoft in Windows 10, Samsung tablets will soon have some real competition.Where we came from

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Microsoft gets early start on latest Windows 10 preview release

This week’s Windows 10 event brought us a lot of reasons to be excited about Microsoft’s next-gen OS, not the least of which being the early access that interested users will be able to get in giving it a spin on their phones. Some rumors clued us in to what Microsoft’s possible plans, and the event itself confirmed them: the preview for phones would land sometime in February. … Continue reading » The post Microsoft gets early start on latest Windows 10 preview release appeared first on Pocketnow. Pocketnow

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Google no longer listing any Play edition smartphones

Google’s Play edition of Android smartphones sounded like such a great compromise: take attractive handsets from major manufacturers and make them available to users with a pure Android, Nexus-like software experience. But for the better part of a year now, Google’s been slowly dismantling the program. While the HTC One M8 joined the lineup last spring, we never got a GPe Galaxy S5 from Samsung. And in the … Continue reading » The post Google no longer listing any Play edition smartphones appeared first on Pocketnow. Pocketnow

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