Posts by Jaime Rivera

Jaime has been a fan of technology since he got his first computer when he was 12, and has followed the evolution of mobile technology from the PDA to everything we see today. As our Multimedia Manger, he’s been in-charge of growing our YouTube hobby into one of the biggest video channels in the industry. When he’s not building one of our videos, or filming our Pocketnow Daily, he can be found in his second biggest passion, which is running and fitness. Read more about Jaime Rivera!

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    Even though Cupertino hasn't provided any official data on how well the Apple Watch has sold, we have seen much excitement from the market whenever all these delayed shipments arrive. We were looking forward to WWDC 2015 to see what Apple would do with its Apple Watch operating system, and today it gets announced. watchOS 2 just got announced, and if the camel-case name reminds you of webOS, we don't blame you. There are some major changes being announced here, and these focus on: Time Piece New watch faces which include a photos face, which even brings a new photo albums face that ...

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    Apple Maps is the most resilient flop that Cupertino has ever kept running. There are tons of horror stories of people getting lost with it back in the iOS 6 days, and ever since then we've seen Apple push a few updates to users. We've heard rumors that Apple would bring major improvements to this services with iOS 9, and the reports were true. Apple's WWDC 2015 is on its way, and the company has just announced improvements to maps on iOS 9. Very few enhancements were mentioned to the way the service works when you drive, but Apple did spend a great deal of time announcing its new public ...

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    Apple's WWDC 2015 is currently on its way, and Cupertino is breezing through the presentation like never before. This could be that there is a lot more to expect than what we predicted recently, but for now it's all about a new OS X and a new iOS. Apple has just announced iOS 9, and we do see that it's more than just the conservative update that was rumored. Apple is focusing on improving the foundation of the OS with changes that are focused on giving users better battery life, performance and security enhancements. Siri also gets some major improvements as Apple has decided to make it ...

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    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 initial blast, not ...

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    Pocketnow 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 will serve as a more extensive discussion where we also include your thoughts on the subject. Sadly, for the sake of ...

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    Apple's World Wide Developer Conference is one of the company's biggest events of the year. The company is definitely famous for its hardware, but you'll remember the late Steve Jobs claiming that Apple saw itself as a software company primarily, and this is the show floor for us to see what Cupertino plans in that department for the next twelve months. So far we've heard a ton of rumors surrounding iOS 9 and the future of OS X, and some of these point to similar offerings to what Android gives users with Google Now. We've also heard other rumors regarding Apple's plan to revamp its music ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Sony's confirmation of Android 5.1 to existing Xperias. Motorola follows as the company tells us why the latest version of Android Wear is delayed for the Moto 360. Nest then gives us details on its products to come. Apple is next as the company recalls a Beats speaker due to hardware problems. We end today's show talking about how the Apple TV has overtaken Roku in video streaming. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Sony confirms Android 5.1 updates to most of its Xperias - Motorola places update delay blame for Moto 360 on ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about HTC's recent announcement of the One ME, and the markets it'll serve. ASUS is next as the company keeps launching more variants of the ZenFone 2. Then we talk about the future Moto X 2015, which now got leaked in photos. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus follows as we also land the first leaked images. We end today's show talking about the Apple Watch and how it's expanding to other countries and retail stores. All this and more after the break. Stories: - HTC announces One ME – powerful camera, quad HD display, and more - ASUS ZenFone 2 family ...

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    Even though the remainder of the true Nokia from Finland has claimed that it might sell its HERE Maps services, it hasn't stopped the company from fully supporting the service in every way. We've seen the service expand to other platforms lately, and it keeps adding more and more features with each update. Today the company has announced a new major update to the platform, but the amount of changes is more in context than in a level of service improvements. Nokia claims that it has just pushed "millions" of changes to its HERE Maps apps for iOS, Android and Windows Phone, but these changes ...

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    Samsung is definitely an odd ball when it comes to product launches. The company is bold enough to launch new smartphones almost every month, and where classic designs of previous models are not exempt from a resurrection. If you thought the Galaxy S3 Neo was the only way to relive the Galaxy SIII these days, reports claim that we're in for more. Reports claim that Samsung is working on bringing back the Galaxy S5 for another round, but this time with a much different approach. The device will apparently retain the same design of the now defunct flagship, but offer lesser specs and a more ...

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    Sony is definetly on a roll when it comes to sofware updates. The company may not be as timely as some of its competitors, but the fact that the Japanese giant is providing software updates to devices that are almost three years old says a lot about its commitment to customers. If you thought the recent Android 5.0 updates to legacy products were cool enough, think again. Sony has just announced that it'll bring Android 5.1 Lollipop to its entire Xperia Z lineup starting in July. Yes, we didn't get that wrong, we're talking about the Xperia Z, Z1, Z2, Z3, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia ...

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    Even though Apple has always called the Apple TV a hobby, that's simply because the company has struggled to find success in the market. At a time when Google's Chromecast has such an irresistible price tag, you'd think that the Apple TV would be bleading market share when compared to much smaller and more aggressive competitors, but the fact of the story is actually the complete opposite. The Apple TV has actually doubled its share of premium viewing in just one quarter, going from a small 5% to 10% in Q4/2015. You might think this number is small, but it just dethrowned Roku's supremacy ...

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    Even though many sources claim that the Apple Watch is a success in sales, we still don't have solid information to back that up. What we do know is that Cupertino has struggled to meet consumer demand for the watch, so much so that people that ordered it on preorder date are still waiting for their unit. Apple has decided to give users an official statement on the matter, and today we learn more. Apple has just confirmed that the Apple Watch will all orders placed through May should reach customers within the next two weeks. The only exception to this is the Apple Watch 42 mm Space Black ...

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    Samsung has proven that its Exynos processor is good enough to leave Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon in the dirt for its current flagship smartphones. Historically we've noticed that Snapdragons were more reliable in performing when compared to Exynos processors on Galaxy Note variants, but we knew it was only a matter of time before that changed. Today we learn of new Samsung developments in this arena, but this time, for other OEMs. GFX benchmarks have just revealed the existence of a new Exynos 7580, but instead of powering a Samsung smartphone, we see the chip on the new TCL P650M. As ...

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    Samsung has definitely not enjoyed the benefits of launching a successful tablet over the last couple of years, but it's hard not to commend the company for its insistence in trying. At the moment the tablet market continues to be on decline, and even Apple is shuffling with options to see how to grow it. Samsung has been rumored to push some high-end options as a solution to its need to succeed, and today we learn more. We just landed a couple of leaked documents pertaining to two high-end Samsung tablets being certified at TENAA. We don't have any official names yet, but we'll call them ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's recent discounts on its Nexus 6 in the Google Play Store. Speaking of the Google Play Store, we also notice that the LG G Watch R is quickly running out of existence. We then talk about the Galaxy S6, as Samsung is oddly ordering less components. Apple Maps is next, as the service might go cross platform soon. We end today's show talking about the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, and how they may get a boost in display resolution. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google offers big discount on new Nexus 6 orders - LG G Watch ...

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    "The Internet of Things" seems to be a big deal recently, as more companies continue to provide manufacturers with options to make home appliances smarter. The biggest problem so far is that manufacturers haven't really adopted any solution quickly, and then there's the price tag challenge that consumers face later. Still, we do see Google going crazy with things like Project Brillo, and then there's Apple's HomeKit, which is apparently going to get smarter with a new development. Apple has just published a new support document that claims that the third-generation Apple TV or later will ...

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    Apple Maps is not only the company's biggest flop in history, but also the most resilient. Cupertino is famous for putting its flops to sleep quickly, but oddly this particular service has stuck around, even after the dismissal of its creator Scott Forstall. Apple has actually done a thing or two to improve the service over time, and even with some of the rumored improvements that we heard for iOS 9, it seems that there is a broader plan at hand. Apple has a new job posting for its Apple Maps department, and the listing is clear in that the company is searching for a "Maps JavaScript ...

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    Apple may not be famous for following the trend of QHD displays with its latest flagships, but then again, that hasn't always been the way Apple has done things. We do remember Apple leapfrogging competitors with the move to a Retina Display on the iPhone 4 a few years ago, and the company has retained that standard ever since. That being said, it's clear that Cupertino has learned a thing or two about paying attention to consumers and its competitors with the iPhone 6, and we hear more changes with the iPhone 6s. New sources from China claim that Apple might be boosting the display ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the launch of the new ASUS ZenWatch 2, ZenFone Selfie, three new ZenPads, etc. Then we talk about Tag Heuer and the possible name of its Android Wear offering. Samsung follows as we hear rumors of a possible Galaxy S6 Plus in the works. Then we talk about HTC as we learn of a new series of smartphones in the works. We end today's show talking about Apple's subscription TV service, and some rumored delays. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ASUS goes official with ZenWatch 2, ZenFone Selfie, and three new ZenPad tablets - Tag ...

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    Microsoft has been working hard on meeting its Windows 10 deadline, but a lot has yet to be said about its mobile version of the OS. We want to believe that we will see everything launch on July 29, but the fact that Windows 10 mobile is leagues behind its desktop counterpart does have some of us worried. A lot of pieces of the puzzle are still missing, like a revamped settings menu for example, and that reaches the light of day today. The Microsoft Insider program is currently testing build 10080, but a Chinese website just got a hold of build 10127 and published a video about it. Yes, ...

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    The battle for mobile supremacy in China is still on its way, and even though Apple has gained a significant amount of popularity with its current flagships, all of its competitors are doing the complete opposite. Mid-range phones seem to be the best strategy the rest of the market wants to push through and Meizu has been doing a lot of positive damage here. The company has just announced its new Meizu M2 Note in a major event in China, and here's what you're getting. First of all the Meizu M2 Note is available in four polycarbonate color options, white, blue, gray and pink. It sports a ...

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    Even though certain platforms don't really care much about hacking into phones any more, rooting Android devices is still one of the most popular reasons why people love the operating system. Sadly, OEMs don't seem too fond of having you root their devices, up to the point where certain devices are notoriously difficult to root or unlock. LG has gained a certain level of fame in this department, and even if the company promised a bootloader unlock for the LG G3, that didn't necessarily happen. Just to be clear, yes LG did just launch its bootloader unlock tool, but the problem is that not ...

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    Apple's World Wide Developer Conference is definitely one of Cupertino's most important events of the year. We did see Steve Jobs announce a few iPhones during this event back in the day, but the fact that the company uses this event to announce major updates to its software experiences is just as important. If you're planning to keep an eye on what Apple announces, the company just made it easier for you to tune in. Apple has just made it official that it'll be live streaming its WWDC 2015 keynote on June 8. The company's website was recently updated to confirm that you can watch it from ...

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    Apple's hobby with the Apple TV has proven to be quite resilient over the last couple of years. Cupertino has done its best to drop the price of the hardware, and even add options like HBO GO to sweeten the pot for those in the market for a streaming hub. We'v heard that Apple has some major plans to reinvent the TV with a new subscription service, but it seems you'll just have to wait. Sources close to the matter claim that Apple's negotiation with TV services is still not finalized, and it will delay the rumored possible launch at WWDC. Apple's negotiations are rather complex as the ...

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