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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    Apple hasn't necessarily done the best job in pushing the latest and greatest cellular technology to its iPhones on time. The first generation iPhone launched with EDGE at times when 3G was already ubiquitous, and the same thing can be said about its late arrival to LTE and HSPA+. With LTE Advanced being the new thing in a few countries in Asia, you could say it's a little too early for Apple to consider the technology on the iPhone 6, and then again, rumors claim otherwise. More parts of the iPhone 6's logic board have emerged, and these include a new MDM9625 LTE modem. In contrast to the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the LG G Watch 2, if you thought there was just going to be one of these. HTC follows as we get the first leaked renders of the HTC One M8 for Windows. Sony then shows us that there can be an Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, even if the name is funny. Then we talk about the iPhone 6, the possibilities of reversible USB, and its RAM options. We end today's show talking about the Moto 360, its price, and its possible launch date. All this and more after the break. Stories: **Smartphone giveaway: win a Blackphone from Pocketnow, GSM Nation, and Fight ...

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    Waze has gained a lot of popularity over the last couple of years for its crowd sourced navigation. Surely it's not a perfect service, but it has become popular enough to get Google to buy the service, but which also leads to a major problem. We know how divorced Google and Microsoft are lately, and it seems the problem only extends as new services get acquired. Waze has just confirmed on Twitter that it has no plans to provide any updates for its service on Windows Phone. It does clarify that things could change in the future, which definitely leaves us with hope, but that doesn't mean ...

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    What happens when a Japanese carrier buys a US carrier? Well, at the moment, nothing has really happened, but wouldn't it be cool if this would mean that some hot Japanese phones will make it to the US earlier on that carrier than any other? We have nothing official to claim that there will be any of this collaboration between SoftBank and Sprint, but a little puzzle could point to that possibility. Sprint's event tomorrow teased the phrase "take the edge off," and showed a lot of crystals all around the invite. If you match that with the recent announcement of the Sharp Aquos Crystal, and ...

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    Sony has done an amazing job at regaining its popularity for cutting-edge smartphones, though we wish we could say the same about its tablets. We can't deny that we loved the Xperia Tablet Z at the time of our review, but neither this tablet, nor its successor gained a decent level of popularity. We do know that Sony is working on an Xperia Tablet Z3 for a possible launch at IFA, but it seems there's probably more to look forward to, or less if you look deeper. Some documentation of the Sony BSC10 Bluetooth speaker has emerged, and within the listing of compatible products, we see that ...

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    One of the features that received the most publicity with the launch of the iPhone 5s is Apple's A7 64-bit chip. We're still scratching our heads over why this matters if the phone barely has 1GB of RAM, but some claim there are improvements here and there. We all thought the iPhone 6 would be the first device to make use of this extra horsepower in the processor, but new rumors claim otherwise. Leaked schematics show that the iPhone 6 will be shipped with just 1GB of RAM one more time. The source has done a decent job with iPhone leaks in the past, and in the documents we find that the ...

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    Reversible USB isn't a thing yet, but the only way to make that happen, is if companies begin supporting it. Apple may not be famous for adopting technologies first, but we've learned that this highly depends on how mature or smart the technology is. A couple of decades ago, some users mocked Apple for being first in massively adopting technologies like USB and WiFi, and it seems this time has come again. Just recently we saw some leaks that Apple was planning to launch the iPhone 6 with a new lightning cable that supports reversible USB. Sadly the images were kind of sketchy, and 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 Windows Phone, and the sad results that the OS is seeing this quarter. Microsoft then follows with WindUp, though we're not sure long that will last. HTC is next with the One E8 and a possible launch for Sprint. Sony then surprises us with another Smartwatch rumor in the works, hopefully running Android Wear this time. We end today's show talking about the iPhone 6, the possibility of reversible USB, and its Sapphire options. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Windows Phone growth takes a hit, accounts for fewer new devices - ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the scheduled Motorola event, and what we expect to see according to the press invite. HTC follows as the company has made its Zoe (Beta) service available to others. Microsoft and HTC then takes the stage as we talk about the possibility to dual boot the the rumored HTC One M8 for Windows. Apple follows as we get some leaked parts of the final design of the iPhone 6. We end today's show talking about the Galaxy Note 4 and its specifications. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Motorola event invite appears to confirm new hardware - ...

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    We're just a couple of weeks way from the rumored announcement of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, and a couple of months away from the possible announcement of the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 and the iWatch. Many sources have been fumbling with conflicting rumors regarding the availability of a sapphire display on any of these products, but it seems that one very credible source has some new insight on how things will play. The Wall Street Journal has just reported that Apple is still planning to use sapphire on the iPhone 6, though not every iPhone will get some love. We're still not sure if sapphire ...

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    IFA 2014 is set to be a very hot event this year. In previous years we've seen Samsung take the cake with its Galaxy Note launches, but we've also seen some great Sony and Nokia announcements as well. This year is poised to be an even bigger year for mobile, and Asus has just decided to let us know it wants a piece of the pie. Asus has just sent out press invitations for its event to happen on September 3rd. Sadly the invite doesn't shed any light on anything the company is announcing, but we have seen a very aggressive Asus this year with 8 smartphones and 7 tablets launched in the past ...

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    Microsoft has been doing a great job in bringing Windows Phone 8.1 to its existing smartphone install base. This sadly only applies to unlocked models, as some carriers haven't pushed these updates to their devices as fast as we'd like. Still, the amount of changes in Windows Phone 8.1 is significant, and AT&T has just announced some love for its best Windows Phone yet. As of today the Nokia Lumia 1020 should receive its update for Windows Phone 8.1. This follows the updates that have reached other devices like the Nokia Lumia 925, Lumia 635, Lumia 1520, and Lumia 520. The update ...

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    Many of us wondered what the whole big deal was with yesterday's announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. Surely it does have a metal trim and some decent specifications, but that octa-core chip that was announced in the spec sheet was actually not just any Samsung chip. The Korean giant has just announced what makes this octa-core processor so special, and the information is quite revealing. The new Exynos 5430 octa-core processor that powers the Galaxy Alpha is the first to be based on the 20nm HKMG process. This new chip is equipped with four Cortex-A15 cores clocked at 1.8GHz and ...

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    Rumors claim that Apple's manufacturing partners are already in the final validation stages for mass production of the iPhone 6. It would be safe to say that whatever leaks come next of any iPhone 6 component will be part of the final production units that customers will see at some point in September. Today we see a new batch of these components, and the leaker was nice enough to carry a good camera along. These recently leaked photos show us high-quality imagery of the iPhone 6's front panel in both front and back, and also some of the buttons. If you had any doubts about the rumored ...

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