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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    When Apple announced the iPhone 5s, one of the features that was talked about the most was its A7 64-bit chip. Surely to this moment we're still struggling to find the benefits behind it, but one thing we do remember is that benchmarks completely blew away any Android competitor at the time. Still, that didn't matter with Apple's conservative approach to software, and if you're wondering how it'll be with the iPhone 6, some information has already emerged. Some early GPU benchmarks have emerged of the iPhone 6 and its new A8 chip, and the results score 21,204 points in graphics performance ...

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    One of our favorite devices of last year just got a refresh this year, and your wait to get your hands on one is about to end. The new Moto X is currently being put to its pace in our Pocketnow labs, and so far, it has proven to be a worthy successor to its 2013 iteration. The company has just provided an official date for its preorders to begin, and we hope you're reading this with your wallets ready. Motorola and AT&T have officially announced that the Moto X preorders begin tomorrow, September 16th at noon Eastern, 9AM Pacific. These preorders apply to both the carrier-locked ...

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    We're just a couple of days away from Apple's official launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and with that, more details emerge on what you're getting when you unbox the phone. At the moment, we do know that the box will contain the usual stack of EarPods, Lightning connector and charger, since Apple is that predictable. What is a change though, is that it seems that Apple will bundle more software as part of your unboxing experience. Retail Store employees are reportedly being trained on the apps that will be included on every iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. If you purchased a 16GB iPhone ...

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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 horror stories behind the preorders of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus. Then new details emerge on why Apple was reportedly not able to fit sapphire into the iPhone 6. HTC follows with some rumors regarding its double exposure event. LG then takes the stage as we get details on the LG G Flex 2. We end today's show talking about Android's app compatibility with the Chrome OS. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Carrier confirms iPhone 6 demand exceeding predecessors - How Apple’s sapphire-screened iPhone 6 plans went off track - ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about HTC's press invitation for a "Double Exposure" event. NVIDIA then spills the beans on the existence of a Google Nexus 9 made by HTC. Google's Play Store then takes the stage with its new refund policy for apps. Apple then surprises us with some new innovation to help avoid pandemonium on the iPhone 6 launch. We end today's show talking about Microsoft's rebranding of Nokia and Windows Phone. All this and more after the break. Stories: - HTC event invite hints at photography theme - NVIDIA outs “HTC Nexus 9″ by name in legal doc - Play ...

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    Like it or not, Microsoft is up to a ton of changes. At the moment we're having a hard time trying to call out on the ones that have been popular, but change usually comes with that. Microsoft is in desperate need of reinvention at times when tech startups have proven to show more mindshare than Microsoft's products, and it seems that this is going to start with Windows Phone. Yes, we know, Windows Phone as a brand is pretty much dead according to some recent information revealed. Nokia as a brand for mobile devices is also dead, and everything points to Microsoft and Lumia being the new ...

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    Even though Sony has done an amazing job at bringing software updates to its Xperia lineup ever since the launch of the Xperia Z, not everything can be perfect. Up to this point, those Xperia Z flagships that were launched two years ago are still eligible for software updates to Android 4.4 KitKat, but if you think the mid-tier models are going to have the same luck, think again. Sony has just unveiled its software update plans for some of these phones, and the picture isn't pretty. If you're rocking a Sony Xperia L, M, C or SP, we're sad to inform that the farthest your device is going to ...

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    Oppo is one of those companies that we wish had more presence outside of Asia. The company has brought us some of the hottest flagships of the year, starting with devices like the Oppo Find 7 and Find 7a, and the same can be said about the innovative swivel camera design of the Oppo N1. That particular Oppo N1 is already getting old by technology's standards, and it seems the company is ready to give it a refresh. Oppo has just sent out a teaser that features a rotary phone from the 1980s, and text that claims that "This was the phone." Sadly this teaser doesn't give out much information, ...

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    Even though we all anticipated the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, we can't deny that the amount of hiccups in the live stream were annoying. Some of us spent minutes refreshing browsers, Apple TVs, iPads and iPhones trying to find a stream that wouldn't crash, something you wouldn't expect from a technology company. The announcement of Apple's new iPhone 6 and Apple Watch have also left the industry quite polarized, and you bet that the competition is doing something about it. Samsung's new ad campaign is titled "It doesn't take a genius," and the six ads that we've seen so far are focused ...

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    For the last couple of years, one of the most ridiculous things about buying a new iPhone on launch day, is being up at midnight Pacific time, or having to make a crazy line and leave empty handed. Apple has done some minor improvements here and there in order to ensure enough stock of devices on launch day so that you at least go home with something, but that doesn't mean people don't spend 11 hours making a line. This behavior is so predictable that people have already begun to make a line a week ago, though Apple is reportedly about to change things. In the past, each device in stock ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about how Microsoft's new Windows Phones will reach US carriers in the near future. Apple follows as we get the exact release date of iOS 8. Apple then shares some light on how you'll use the Apple Watch if you're left handed. Then we get the first pair of headphones that work through Apple's Lightning connector. We end today's show talking about the integration of Google Voice with Google Hangouts. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Microsoft’s Lumia 735 likely coming to Verizon soon - Nokia Lumia 830 will be available through a US ...

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    It used to be that Verizon was the carrier that least cared about Windows Phone. AT&T always pioneered product launches, and remained the exclusive carrier of the operating system for months before other carriers joined, and even then, Verizon took ages to do so as well. Today Verizon is carrying the cream of the crop when it comes to Windows Phone by holding exclusivity over the Lumia Icon, HTC One M8 for Windows, and if you thought the list ended there, Verizon is at it for more. Big Red is reportedly picking up the Lumia 735 in the next few weeks. This is still not yet official, but ...

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    Dell hasn't been as famous as it used to be in the mobile space, but that doesn't change the fact that the company has brought some of the most compelling Windows-based tablets in the market. Specs alone would speak highly of these products, but the price tag behind these is just as astonishing. Dell still continues to push its products, and today the company has a new partnership to go further. Dell has just partnered with Intel to launch the world's thinnest tablet. This new Android-based tablet is the Dell Venue 8 7000, and according to the launch information, the device is just 6 mm ...

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    It took Apple a crazy 5 years to finally consider increasing the screen size of its beloved iPhone from 3.5-inches to 4 with the iPhone 5. Even so, many believed that there was more opportunity for growth as Apple continued to push for the importance of one-handed usability. Yesterday's launch of the bigger iPhone 6, and the gigantic iPhone 6 Plus marks a complete contradiction to the company's mentality, and as a result, competitors begin chiming in. The Samsung Mobile crew in Philippines tweeted a photo that repeats a famous phrase from the late Steve Jobs: "No one is going to buy a big ...

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