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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    We're sure that by now you've noticed that we love comparisons. There's no better way to help you all decide between one product and another, than if we test them side by side on a couple of average days of use. It's always hard for us to determine a winner, since each product was designed with a specific niche in the market in mind, but at least our experience will serve you to get a feel for what device suits your needs. As we wind up our initial coverage of the Oppo R5, one very requested comparison was to put this device to the test against the ultimate aluminum power house from HTC. ...

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    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 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 Microsoft's launch of Lumia Denim, and what this means for most Lumias in the market. Google follows as we learn more about the possibility of Nexus 9 leather covers. Sony follows as the company has begun to tease what we should expect for CES 2015. Then Sony takes the stage one more time as we see some new leaks on the Sony Xperia Z4. We end today's show talking about Samsung's Galaxy S6 and some new evidence. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Microsoft issues Lumia Denim update statement (while taking an axe to availability ...

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    Miniaturization has been one of the key elements that has allowed technology to evolve over the years. Decades ago, a computer was big enough to fill a room, and today most of us carry smartphones that are more powerful than some of the computers NASA needed to put a man on the moon. If you’re new to the smartphone business, you might not remember how big and bulky these products were just a few years ago, and how companies focused on defying form factors and designs in order to make your use of a smartphone a pleasant experience. Some of us struggle with the level of compromise that ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new BlackBerry Classic, and what this means for the stressed company. Then we talk about the possible launch date and changes coming with Google's Android 5.1 update. Samsung follows as we learn about a new mobile payments system in the works. Apple then takes the stage with some new patents regarding Touch ID. We end today's show talking about the Galaxy S6 Edge and its probability. All this and more after the break. Stories: - BlackBerry Classic launches with a very familiar look - Android 5.1 tipped for early next year, partial ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the ASUS CES event, and what we should expect to be announced. Apple follows as we learn details on launch dates for iOS 8.1.3. HTC then takes the stage as we learn of probable dates for the launch of Android 5.0 Lollipop for its flagships. We then talk about the recent leaks of a OnePlus One mini that just emerged. We end today's show talking about the Pebble smartwatch, and how it will soon support Android Wear, sort of. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ASUS announces its CES press event, time for new ZenPhones - Apple ...

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    Sprint hasn't been famous for launching Windows Phone 8.1 devices. As a matter of fact, the company hasn't really launched any at the moment, and specially Lumia devices across its pre-paid customer brands. The good news is that both Sprint and Microsoft have announced a partnership today to end this problem, and we start with an aggressive device for its price tag. Microsoft and Sprint have just announced the launch of the Lumia 635 on the Sprint post-paid network as soon as December 23rd, and on its pre-paid companies like Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile as early as January 16. The device ...

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    We've praised Apple for its design of the iPhone ever since its first iteration. Up until the launch of the iPhone 5 and 5s, Apple kept a very positive track record as a company that knew how to deliver flawless design on its smartphone and tablet lineup. Today, we admit we still like Apple's iPad lineup, but we struggle to recommend the iPhone 6 because of some elements in its design, and a famous engineer and designer has built a concept of his own. Business insider recently reported on a very interesting concept design by famous engineer and designer Nikola Cirkovic. Obviously concepts ...

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    Apple has had its good batch of ups and downs with iOS 8. On the positive side, the company has launched a more mature version of the operating system, and has addressed a lot of the things we asked for with iOS 7. That being said, its initial launches led to some bricked iPhone 6 units, and some slow legacy devices. iOS 8.1.2 was recently launched with some silent bug fixes, but it seems that was just part of the story. Apple hasn't really seeded iOS 8.1.3 to developers as is customary, but some activity logs are already claiming its existence. This wouldn't be the first time that Apple ...

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    ASUS may not be as popular as it deserves with its smartphone offerings, but tablets are a different story. Both iterations of the Nexus 7 were made by ASUS and garnered significant success, and even though its PadFone concept hasn't grown to a significant degree, it's clear that there is a lot of innovation behind ASUS' work both in hardware, and its aggressive price points. We've heard rumors that the company is planning something big for CES 2015, and we get the first teaser today. ASUS has just sent out press invitations for its event to happen on January 5th, and even though the ...

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    The launch of Android 5.0 Lollipop has proven to be a complete contradiction among OEMs. Google is usually very timely at launching the update to its Nexus and Google Play lineup, but this time, even though Lollipop is probably one of the most dramatic overhauls we've seen come to Android, third party OEMs like Motorola and LG have done a better job at providing support for existing flagships. HTC is one of the companies that has done a fantastic job pushing newer versions of Android to its flagship smartphones, but this time, it seems the company is working at a faster pace. If you ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the launch of the Nexus 9 magic cover, and how much it'll cost. Then we talk about Android 5.0.1 for the Google Nexus 5. Microsoft follows as we get some disappointing news about Lumia flagships. Samsung then takes the stage as we learn about some possible dates for the Galaxy S6. We end today's show talking about Samsung's current market share. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Nexus 9 Magic Cover sales finally take off this week - Nexus 5 Android 5.0.1 update likely landing today - Long wait rumored until next Microsoft Lumia ...

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    Can you imagine a world where companies didn’t push the boundaries of thin and light? Some of you may mock these efforts, but that doesn’t change the fact that the best selling smartphones today keep getting thinner and lighter. We can't ignore the fact that one of the best selling smartphones in the world shows a clear obsession for getting slimmer every new iteration, and the same can be said about Oppo's R lineup. Have a look at our comparison video of the Oppo R5 vs the iPhone 6. In a way, this comparison would've been more suited agains the iPhone 6 Plus given the dimensions of ...

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    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 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 Microsoft's Windows 10 event for early next year. Microsoft then continues as we learn more about the launch of its MSN services. Amazon follows as the company has been forced to drop funcitonality on its Amazon app as a Google request. We then learn about the launch of the Google Nexus 9 on T-Mobile. We end today's show talking about the end of the Google Nexus 5. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Microsoft schedules January Windows 10 event - Big cross-platform Microsoft MSN app push targets Android, iOS - Google Play Store ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about more details regarding the Microsoft Lumia 1030, this time in leaked images. Then we talk about Windows 10 on smartphones, and how the Live Tiles will interact. Samsung follows as we learn more about the Galaxy A7 in specifications. Apple follows as we learn more details of the iPhone 6s, this time thanks to the Apple Watch manufacturing. We end today's show talking about the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, and its probability. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Microsoft McLaren “Lumia 1030″ prototype leaks again in new image gallery - ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the OnePlus One and how you can acquire it now. Then we talk about iOS 8.1.2 and how you can jailbreak it today. Samsung follows as we learn more about the devices that already sport Gorrilla Glass 4. Samsung then surprises us again with more details about what to expect with the Galaxy S6. We end today's show talking about Google's push of Android Lollipop to Android Wear, and what changes are coming. All this and more after the break. Stories: - OnePlus opens One orders for the holidays - TaiG jailbreak arrives for iOS 8.1.2 - Samsung’s ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Lamborghini's idea of what a smartphone should look like. Apple follows with its launch of iOS 8.1.2 and what you should expect. LG then surprises with a possible G Watch R2, and some dramatic changes. Samsung takes the spotlight with a new Galaxy Note 4 and some changes in specs. We end today's show talking about a major Android Wear update that could reach your device tomorrow. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Lamborghini Tauri 88 blends Italian design with Android - Apple starts delivering iOS 8.1.2 update - LG cell-enabled G ...

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    As we covered the launch of the Oppo R5 and Oppo N3 in Singapore a few weeks ago, most of the presentation focused on the image quality of the Oppo N3, and on the special optics that were being launched with both devices. Some of us in the room were a tad shocked because the company decided to ask a professional photographer to showcase all the camera improvements that both devices included, and hearing phrases like “this phone allows me to leave my DSLR camera at home” when referring to the N3. The R5 didn’t receive the same tall order of praise, but it was still regarded as a great ...

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    The sight of any Lamborghini vehicle is enough to have a lot of people wanting to have a second look, not just because it's an expensive car, but because they all look amazing. That said, the biggest problem about being able to afford a vehicle like this, is to not have gadgets that will look as good as the car. We've seen Porsche struggle with this same dilemma, and help companies like BlackBerry differentiate, and now we see the same in Lamborghini. Tonino Lamborghini, son of the famous founder of the brand has just decided to use his design skills in order to build a smartphone that ...

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    There are a ton of reasons to love the OnePlus One, starting with its price tag. Moving that specific reason aside, another big reason is that the device runs a pre-installed version of CyanogenMod, or should we say, as long as you don't live in India. Certain exclusive deals force OnePlus to sell this device with its custom version of Android 5.0 Lollipop, though if your device already runs CyanogenMod, there's a good chance that you're in luck. Cyanogen Inc has just taken the time to explain how its policies will work in India, and things might get lucky for a few. If you purchase the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about a new US carrier that will sell you the Google Nexus 6 at a better price. LG follows as we learn about the future of the G Pro series, in addition to some new stylus plans for the company. Samsung follows as the Gear VR reaches retail in some stores. Then HTC surprises us with some leaks of the display of the One M9. We end today's show talking about Apple's probable strategy to sell you the Apple Watch. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Another carrier begins Nexus 6 sales with lowest on-contract price yet - LG may be putting its ...

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    We've been able to share files instantly on Android devices and even certain services on Windows Phones for the longest time, and still, Apple didn't wake up to that need until iOS 8. That being said, even if the feature exists today, it still depends on the speed at which developers have decided to adopt iOS 8, and that's taken a bit. You'd think it would only be a matter of time for this feature to become famous, but a new iCloud restriction pulls things back. Developers are already complaining about an odd new rule that doesn't allow them to submit applications that share content with ...

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    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 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 how Cortana has just launched in certain additional countries in Europe, and what the catch is, of course. Samsung follows as we learn about the company's plans to launch Lollipop on other Galaxy phones. HTC follows with a device under codename Hima, and that seems to be a flagship. Sony follows with the news of its odd underwater store. We end today's show talking about Samsung's specs for the Galaxy S6 according to benchmarks. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Cortana touches down in Continental Europe - Don’t expect Lollipop ...

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