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 Apple and Samsung are more famous for their courtroom battles, that doesn't change the fact that their partnerships for hardware internals keep growing. Samsung currently supplies Apple with processors, flash storage, RAM chips and even display technology in a few cases, but rumors point to more collaboration to come. Trusted sources claim that Samsung has just built a team of around 200 employees, and their sole purpose is to design and build new displays for Apple. It's not clear as to what these displays will power, or if these are multiple displays for Apple's future ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's set date for WWDC 2015. Then we continue talking about Apple, though this time about iOS 8.4, as we see a complete revamp to the music player. Sony is up next as we talk about a possible Xperia Z3 Neo and an Xperia Z5. Then we talk about Huawei, and the company trying to hire employees from Samsung. We end today's show talking about HTC's partnership with Microsoft for a new Windows Phone. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Apple sets the date for WWDC 2015 - Apple seeds iOS 8.4 beta to devs, revamps the Music app completely ...

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    As popular as Twitter is when it comes to social media, there's no denying that this is the most barebones service there is. Surely that simplicity is what most people enjoy, but if any of you remember how crazy it was to retweet something a few years ago, you'll understand what it means when too much simplicity isn’t practical. The good thing is that Twitter fixed retweets a while ago, and now Quotes is the next frontier. As of today, the updated "Quote Tweet" feature that we saw reach iOS a few days ago is now available for Android users. The advantage is that instead of having to ...

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    Whether you call it the Huawei Ascend P8, or you follow most of the rumors that have called it simply the Huawei P8, this is the company's next flagship, and there's a lot to look forward to on tomorrow’s event. We recently saw some leaked renders of the design, and even a separate list of specs that claim that we could expect as many as three different variants. Today some additional leaks of promo material reveal more. First of all, the new promo material leaked shows us that the previous renders we found were correct; this is definitely a premium device, at least in its design. A new ...

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    HTC and Microsoft haven't really had the best relationship ever since HTC decided to help Google launch the first-ever Android smartphone back in 2008. Yes, we have seen HTC Windows Phones launch over the following years, but not at the same pace as we saw HTC supporting Windows Mobile since its ODM days. We're not sure if that's going to change any time soon, but we do hear that there is work in progress. At the launch of the HTC One M9+ in New Delhi this morning, Chia-Lin Chang, the company's President of Global Sales and Chief Financial Officer was approached about the company's future ...

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    Even though Apple launched iOS 8.3 just a few days ago, it seems that Cupertino was already hard at work with its next software update. The company has just seeded iOS 8.4 to developers this morning, and so far the biggest news are focused on Apple's new Music app. Most of us have complained over how barebones Apple's music player became since the launch of iOS 7, but not any more. The list of changes is rather significant, so let's focus on the main features that visually changed for the better: A new design - Aesthetically it still looks like the old music player, but things have ...

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    Apple has never been famous for the 30% cut it makes over any data that's distributed through its stores. We saw how publishers made a big deal about the policy when it was introduced back in 2011, but eventually, it seems all of them decided to give in if they wanted to be part of Apple's current success in digital media. The only area where Apple has fumbled in succeeding so far is with its Apple TV, and reports claim that the company took drastic measures to change this. Trusted sources claim that in order to retain popular services like Hulu Plus, Netflix, and MLB.tv, the company had ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Sprint's Direct 2 You service, and how it may change your perspective on buying a new phone. We then talk about Android's new voice unlocking mechanism, and how skeptical we are about it. Motorola then takes the stage as we learn about some new Moto 360 deals. Apple is next as the Apple Watch might not ship so late after all. We end today's show talking about the LG G4 leaks, which show us what to expect in its entirety. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Sprint Direct 2 You comes to your house to set up a new phone - Android gains ...

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    Microsoft's launch of the second preview of Windows 10 for phones might have landed later than we'd like, and some of us are even complaining about certain missing features. Still, that's the price of evolution, and that's something Microsoft needs to do desperately. No all is a loss though, a lot of cool new features are being added, and today we get a teaser. Even though we praise the keyboard on Windows Phone, one of our biggest complaints is how big the keys and the UI tend to be on devices with a larger display. Today we find Microsoft's new one-handed keyboard being demoed on video, ...

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    We've kept a close eye at Xiaomi's offerings, and specially the Mi4, even if the company's market focus is China. The Mi4 is a special device, particularly because we've even seen Microsoft experiment with some Windows Phone love on its hardware. Still, it seems that was just the tip of the iceberg for Xiaomi, as some rumors show us that there's more. First of all, to have the company schedule an event in New Delhi says a lot, but to tease a catchphrase like "i is coming" could also spell the company's first true international flagship. We've followed the rumors of the Xiaomi Ferrari for a ...

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    Even with all the rumors surrounding Sony's intention to sell its Xperia division, that hasn't pulled the company back from being one of the best at timely software updates. The company may have taken a little too long to update the Xperia Z3 a few weeks ago, but it seems that a broader plan behind the update was designed to compensate to other customers for the lost time. Today Sony has announced that users off the Xperia Z3 Dual, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact, and Xperia Z Ultra should receive Android Lollipop today. Those of you using the Xperia T2 Ultra and the Xperia C3 (both variants) ...

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    Apple spent a great deal of time touting how accurate its Apple Watch was at keeping the time, mainly because that's the argument that has been used to sell precision watches for decades. Deep down, we all know there's no gadgetry involved since all the a smartwatch needs to do is connect to the internet to provide accurate time. That particular feature of a smartwatch is actually not of benefit to users like me, as some of us wish our smartwatch wasn't so accurate, and believe it or not, Apple even considered that. A neat little trick buried in the Apple Watch's settings allows you to ...

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    Even though Apple hasn't provided any official guidance as to how many Apple Watch units were preordered last Friday, many analysts are predicting that the numbers scratched the million units. We do know that the company sold out in just a few hours, but it could also be easy to assume that only a few units were available on April 10. What you will find is a ton of polls over which device sold the most, and today we find some credible examples. Slice Intelligence, which requires you to provide an email receipt of your Apple Watch purchase, has just published some numbers on the matter. The ...

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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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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the launch of the new Windows 10 technical preview for smartphones. Then we talk about the S Carpet store concept for the Samsung Galaxy S6. Nokia is next as the company is apparently planning to sell its HERE Maps services. We then move the spotlight to Motorola as the Moto 360 price has just dropped. We end today's show talking about how pre-orders went for the Apple Watch. All this and more after the break. Stories: - New Windows 10 Technical Preview for smartphones arrives - Experience the Galaxy S6 at Samsung’s “S Carpet,” if ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the official data on the LG G4 camera modules. Then we talk about the Apple Watch, and how you can only purchase it online now. HTC then takes the stage as we learn of a new plan to fix the camera on the One M9. Samsung follows as we learn details on the display of the Galaxy Note 5. We end today's show talking about Google's plan to bring Android Wear to iOS. All this and more after the break. Stories: - LG G4 camera module announced: 16MP, 80 percent more light - Apple Watch launch will begin as online exclusive due to tremendous demand - ...

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    We've been hearing a ton of rumors on the Huawei P8 and the Huawei P8 Lite, mainly because it's taken a while for the company to launch these products. We thought that the company would take advantage of its huge media presence at MWC to unveil its new batch of flagships, and instead we found a couple of wearables that also included the new Huawei Watch. If you can't hold your curiosity for what the company will unveil on April 15th, leaks just spilled the beans. Today we find some leaked press shots of both devices, and even some specs to talk about. In the case of the more-powerful ...

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    Even though Microsoft has been busy with Windows 10 for smartphones, up to the point where we already have an ETA for the next preview, it doesn't mean that the company wasn't committed to bringing its Update 2 (GDR2) to existing handsets while that happens. We covered some of the changes we expected to find on GDR2 a couple of months ago, but we weren't certain as to when we could expect the update. Microsoft has made Windows Phone 8.1 GDR 2 official today, but not all the news are positive. First of all, if you want to rock this update today, you'll have to buy either the Lumia 640 or ...

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    Samsung needs to revamp its Galaxy brand as much as possible given the fiasco that the Galaxy S5 was. The company has gone through great lengths in order polish its Galaxy S6 as much as possible in comparison to its predecessors, and our review on the product considers the Koreans did a good job. Still, the end consumer is the final frontier in making a product successful, and Samsung clearly thought of that as well. Samsung has just made its new "S Carpet" store demo official today, and the whole idea is for you to go experience a Galaxy S6 and be among the first to buy one at select ...

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    Apple's launch of iOS 8.3 came with a ton of the fixes that many of us were waiting for. Surely the software update brought a couple of new features, but the lack of stability of iOS 8.2 was the main reason for anybody to upgrade to Apple's new mobile OS. The problem is when something what wasn't broken starts giving users trouble, and today there seems to be a new one. Users have begun to complain about issues with Touch ID after updating to iOS 8.3. The problem seems to affect only a certain amount of users, and we haven't been able to confirm if this only applies to certain specific ...

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    Apple's approach to selling the Apple Watch has changed over the last couple of weeks. At the definitive Apple Watch launch event, we first heard Tim Cook tell everyone that you could order it online, or also get an appointment at any Apple Store and purchase one. Then we heard rumors of Apple preparing its retail employees to recommend online purchases to customers, as supplies at Apple Stores will be limited, and in the case of the UK, you could only order it online. Today Apple has finally provided customers with an official plan. Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s senior vice president of ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's launch of iOS 8.3, and OS X version 10.10.3. Then HTC takes the spotlight with its launch of the HTC One M9 Plus, even though not for every market. Google then announces new options to make Android Wear your own, even if it only sounds like a competition stunt. Microsoft then surprises us with the next version of Windows, and we're talking about the 2016 version. We end today's show talking about the Apple Watch shipping estimates, and how they may disappoint. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Apple launches iOS 8.3 with a ...

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    Even though Mobile payments have existed for years, thanks to Google Wallet, we really haven't seen the service take off. Apple has spent its last two events boasting about how much Apple Pay is growing, but none of that data is backed by factual numbers. All this being said, we do know that Microsoft is building a lot of new payment functionality on Windows 10 for mobile devices, and today we hear more about what's to come. A new regulatory filing has just emerged in which Microsoft applies to deploy a money transmission service in all 50 states. Sadly no specifics have been provided on ...

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    Samsung is very interested in making you love the Galaxy S6, so much so that the company wants to make sure it builds enough variants to fit your needs. We've got the Galaxy S6 Edge in case your geekiness requires more technology, and we've even heard rumors of a Galaxy S6 Active in the works. Now if you thought Samsung was done with just two variants of its new flagship, you'd be underestimating them. We get the first leaked photos of a dual-SIM Galaxy S6 that sports the same model number as the existing Galaxy S6, and even the same specifications. Really the only change is that you get ...

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    Android is definitely the most popular mobile operating system in the world, and the market share difference it owns is almost double that of its nearest competitor. It's clear that Google has done an amazing job at expanding Android to as many markets and as many form factors as possible. The only problem is that Android is also the most fragment operating system in the world when it comes to software updates, and today we get some official figures. Google's monthly version number check-in has arrived, and if you were expected to Lollipop to make some major headlines, the figure is far ...

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