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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    The BlackBerry Priv clearly made a ton of headlines since launch for two very specific things. The first was obviously the fact that it was BlackBerry's approach to Android, and a very decent one indeed. The other was because of its crazy $700 price tag. That has actually changed over time, but now it has hit an all-time low. If you're in the market for a BlackBerry Priv, the AT&T unit is currently offered for $299 on eBay. Yes, we know the title says that this is an unlocked unit, but that's because the seller will actually include the unlock code in the box. Getting any flagship ...

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    The amount of rumors surrounding the Galaxy Note 7 is staggering. From new software features with Samsung Focus, to the possibility of new glowing notification tweaks, it seems Samsung is pushing hard for this phone to be different from the Galaxy S7. The rumors include the possibility of an Edge variant, but even that could change dramatically. The Korea Herald reports that we might not get two variants, just one, and that it'll be the Edge variant. The reasons for this are not really mentioned, but given the popularity of every single Edge variant that Samsung has launched since last ...

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    Sony hasn't necessarily re-invented anything with the Xperia X, and that's mainly because instead of following the trend of the Xperia Z lineup, it seems the X was more of a re-boot with a few steps back. It's not a bad phone by any means, on the contrary, and we do know that Sony does have a following in many regions. If you've been waiting for it to reach the US, we've got news. Pre-orders have just begun in the US for the full Sony Xperia X lineup, meaning the Xperia X, X Performance, XA, and XA Ultra. When it comes to the price tags, the Xperia X will retail for $549.99, the Xperia XA ...

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    iOS 10 and macOS Sierra are Cupertino's latest batch of changes to emerge over the next few months. Some of us even believe that these are the best improvements we've seen come from Apple in a very long time. The company's photos app is seeing major changes, but some code information reveals just how major. Reddit user vista980622 recently dissected a few code strings from within the app that reveal that the service is now capable of detecting a whopping 4,432 searchable objects, and up to 7 facial expressions as well. Siri Intelligence was mentioned as being a big deal in terms of how ...

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    We've been covering a ton of rumors regarding the iPhone 7, mainly because it seems there won't be major changes. There's debate over the reasons why Apple would end its regular two-year revamp cycle, but we also know that Cupertino is in desperate need for a shake-up, and the way it usually does this is by taking its time. Today we hear more of what to expect with this year's iPhone 7, and why. The Wall Street Journal claims that the iPhone 7 will indeed lose the headphone jack, and the reasons are mainly to make the device thinner, and also to make it "more" water resistant. Yes, it says ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some of the recent deals that have just arrived to the 32GB Google Nexus 5X. Then we talk about the Nextbit Robin and some of the deals that have extended across other markets. Huawei follows as we learn more about its MateBook tablet for the US market. E-Books are next, as settlements on price fixings should reach users very soon. We end today's show talking about the Dual-SIM iPhone 7 rumors, in addition to the 256GB storage option and a possible headphone jack. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google’s 32GB Nexus 5X deals set ...

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    Nextbit not only takes the crown for one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns ever, but also for offering a unique and very capable product. The Nexbit Robin is one of our favorite blends between a daring approach to hardware, and truly useful improvements in the software department. If you're interested in the Robin deals that were limited to only the US and India, things just changed. Nextbit has now extended the $299 Robin deals to all the markets where the device is shipped. The deal also includes free standard shipping to any of these markets, and remember that every Robin ...

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    Google's Nexus 5X continues to be the most affordable way to enjoy to pure Google experience. Surely it's not as powerful or commanding as the Nexus 6P, but it still manages to deliver a solid experience at a flagship level, even if it's priced as more of a mid-ranger. If you're in the market for one, this might be the time to buy. eBay deals have just set the Google Nexus 5X to just $269. Notice, we're talking about the 32GB variant here, making this deal a true steal. This is $130 off the retail price, and if you know how eBay works, you might not want to think twice about making this an ...

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    It seems that Google might have finally caught on to the fact that people search a lot for medical advice. Even if we're all clear that these results should never supersede the need to visit a qualified physician, it doesn't change the fact that curiosity grows strong when you start to feel bad. Those of you avid users of Google Search will soon be in for a treat. Google has just announced that its search services are now rolling out enhanced medical information to benefit the user. This is not just Google being smarter about what results to give you, but actually the company's effort in ...

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    Tis the season for iPhone leaks, and none have been more polarizing than the iPhone 7. At this point we've heard of dual-cameras, options for more storage, meager design changes, and the death of the headphone jack. Still we know that Apple is famous for trying out tons of prototypes, and we assume that's the case as supply chain leaks point a different story. Rock Fix, a smartphone repair shop in Ganzhou has just leaked some photos of possible parts of the iPhone 7. These show us the dual-camera lens that we've discussed, which is to be expected, and we even see the storage modules from ...

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    Apple and around five other publishers have spent the last few years in court under accusations of trying to fix the price of e-books. It's a cut through market out there, and it seems that Cupertino in particular wanted to ensure that its profit margins were strong enough, by getting competitors to not break the bank at a lower price. If you've bought e-books over the last few years, there might be some cash for you. Users who purchased E-books between April 1, 2010 and May 21, 2012 are entitled to $6.93 in the case of New York Times best sellers, and $1.57 in the case of ebooks that ...

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    Four generations ago, Samsung's Active lineup was more of a device for clumsy people. A Galaxy S looking phone that could resist a little more, so long as you read the instructions well. The last two generations have instead been about telling the world that rugged doesn't have to be ugly, and this year model continues to push that mentality forward. Smartphone usage patterns are definitely a contradiction these days. Designers go to incredible lengths to make a beautiful phone, and then most people will just snap it on a case to keep it that way. Look and feel went down the drain, and all ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Bluetooth 5 and how it'll improve the bandwidth experience. Then we talk about LeEco, its launch in the US, and a possible 8GB flagship. The Samsung Gear S3 is next as we hear that its codename might be Solis. Apple follows as we hear that the company is fighting a patent lawsuit in Beijing. We end today's show talking about how iMessage won't reach Android. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Bluetooth 5 announced with eight times bandwidth - LeEco US launch set for this fall - LeEco rumored to kick off next-gen flagships with 8GB ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some of the recent discounts that Verizon is offering on their smartphones. Wearables follow as recent stats claim that the market continues to grow. iOS 10 then makes the news because it seems that you're not really deleting stock apps. OnePlus 3 speed tests later reveal that the phone isn't as fast as we expected. We end today's show talking about a possible Smart Glow feature on the Galaxy Note 7 All this and more after the break. Stories: - Verizon $300 discount applies to all phones above $400 - Wearables still kicking, 29 percent growth ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent channels added to T-Mobile's Binge On. Sony follows as we learn of the company's plans to launch PlayStation VR. Then we talk about the Samsung Galaxy S7, and the company's sales so far. Some of the recent iOS 10 tricks have also emerged as the news that follow. We end today's show talking about the OnePlus 3 and everything you need to know from its launch. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Even more video providers join T-Mobile Binge On in 6th expansion wave - Sony finally slaps PlayStation VR with a precise release ...

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    After two separate but very similar iterations of watchOS, Apple’s third launch expected this fall has proven to be a jump into true maturity. To be honest, before Apple announced watchOS 3 beta, my Apple Watch was sitting in a drawer. There user interface was sluggish, launch of apps was hit or miss, and a ton of the features simply made no sense, like a button dedicated for contacts only. watchOS 3 is a lot about bringing common sense to how a smartwatch should operate. The operating system has been optimized to help you keep your favorite apps in memory, provide these with background ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent deals you can find for hot devices like the Huawei Watch. Then we talk about Amazon's possible stand-alone music service. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active follows as scientific torture tests prove its durability. Then we talk about some of the concept renders that have emerged for the blue iPhone 7. We end today's show talking about the rumored Galaxy Note 7 event dates. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Amazon takes Huawei Watch deals to the next level, offering up to $220 savings - Amazon standalone music streaming said to ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent deals being offered if you buy an HTC 10. Microsoft follows as the company has now acquired LinkedIn for a crazy amount of money. Verizon is next as the company shares the prices for the MotoMods and they're kind of crazy. Motorola then shares the bad news of no Android Wear 2.0 for the first Moto 360. We end today's show talking about all the news surrounding WWDC 2016. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Buy an HTC 10 from the OEM this week, get free Jabra or Pro Studios headset - Microsoft announces all-cash $26.2 ...

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    Apple’s WWDC wrapped up a hours minutes ago, and even if all we received is software, it’s hard to not admit that the changes are all worth enough to not load the Pocketnow Daily with just this as the news. Apple clearly see's itself as a software company, as many of the new updates have given a new life to products we considered dull, like in the case of the Apple Watch. Instead of offering hardware updates that would only place these products in more difficult obsolescence, today's announcements are enough to re-consider them. Watch our first impressions of WWDC 2016 as we try to ...

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    Comparing Galaxy variants was pretty easy a few years ago. Each had its own little set of compromises that made the choice a a no brainer. 2016 is a very different animal, and with three great Galaxy flagships, the stakes are rather high. If we were comparing vehicles, the Galaxy S7 would be the sedan, the S7 Edge would offer a higher trim, and well, the Galaxy S7 Active is the Truck. In the past if you went Active, you’d have to put up with a certain degree of compromise over the flagship sibling, but in 2016, there’s no compromise in buying into this truck. Some claim that the Galaxy ...

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    Apple’s WWDC is not only famous for being Apple’s largest event of the year, but also for being software oriented ever since iPhones stopped being announced in it 5 years ago. Still, in Apple’s portfolio software plays a big deal, and if the company has a yearly event based on software, changes are bound to happen. The question is how major these changes will be. Rumors about hardware are still scarce, but Apple can't just sit in its laurels and not do anything substantial in this event. Watch our full video to learn more about our predictions. You can also read more in our separate ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some of the recent developments of the new Moto Z, including the Pro Camera Mod, Adventure Mod and more. Then we discuss the old Moto X, as apparently it's still alive and well. Tablets follow, as we discuss why these continue on decline, and which ones still reign supreme. iMessage and Apple Music follow, but this time because there are news regarding Android. We end today's show talking about a new iPhone 7, a blue one actually. All this and more after the break. Stories: - More to come: Moto Z Play, Pro Camera Mod, Adventure Mod rendered - ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent deals to the first-generation Moto 360. Then we talk about the OnePlus 3 and some of the sample shots that we've discovered at night. The Galaxy Note 7 follows as we hear more rumors on its Iris scanner. Project Tango follows as Lenovo pushes the PHAB2 Pro. We end today's show talking about the Moto Z and Moto Z Force. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Still in the market for a first-gen Moto 360? Metal models are $100 a pop on eBay - More OnePlus 3 renders, sample shots and pricing rumors surface ahead of launch - There ...

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    What do you call spending your honeymoon phase with a beast? I mean hey, first impressions are everything, but if there is one thing rugged phones are never apologetic about, is looks. To be fair, rugged phones were never meant to be pretty. If anything the idea is to serve a purpose, and that's to become as handy of a tool, as the drill and the wrench that you need to get a specific job done. The Galaxy S7 Active is a beast of a phone. It's padded borders hint to a product designed to take a beating, but even as commanding as it is, you'd be surprised that good looks came in the package. ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent T-Mobile giveaways, which include an iPhone SE, along with discounts on tablets. DirectTV follows as the company wants to sweeten the pot with iPhones if you subscribe. Then we talk about MotoMod, a new way to add modules to the Moto Z according to rumors. Samsung follows with the rumored price of the Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition. We end today's show talking about how app subscriptions might come to the App store. All this and more after the break. Stories: - T-Mobile gives iPhone SE away, shaves $130 off any tablet for ...

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