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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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Microsoft's recent updates to Windows Insider and Windows 10. Then we talk about Microsoft again, and how it might be backing Cyanogen. Samsung follows as we learn design details on the Galaxy S6. LG follows as we learn more about the G4's display. We end today's show talking about how Apple and Samsung are tied for the global smartphone lead. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Microsoft updates Insider app in advance of Windows 10 phone preview, hints at hardware requirements  - Microsoft to back Cyanogen’s plan to weaken ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about T-Mobile's new deals for the Google Nexus 6. Microsoft is next as we learn about its new Outlook app for iOS and Android, that doesn't work with Windows Phone. LG then takes the stage as we learn the reality of the Snapdragon 810 processor. Then Samsung follows with details on a new accessory to come to the Galaxy S6 and S Edge smartphones. We end today's show talking about Samsung's master plan to make TouchWiz cool. All this and more after the break. Stories: - T-Mobile offers appealing discount on Nexus 6 - Microsoft introduces new Outlook ...

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    Being able to modify anything in Windows Phone isn't really something easy, but then again, that doesn't apply to the lock screen. You have some really cool options provided by the Microsoft Weather app, Facebook and even the current Beta of Instagram. In that same fashion, there are third party apps that can take the experience to a whole new level, and one of the best ones just saw an update. Tetra Lockscreen just saw a major update today, and is now available on the Windows Phone Store. The improvements include features like weather data on the lock screen, but the full list mentions: ...

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    Microsoft hasn't found the amount of success it wanted to see in mobile. Windows Phone is still just 3% of the mobile market, and even with its moves in acquiring Nokia's mobile division, the company is still struggling to re-invent itself internally. You could assume that Microsoft's interests in Android are low, given how the company killed the Nokia X project, but it seems these plans have changed. Microsoft is apparently going to invest a minority share of $70 million in Cyanogen, leaving what was once a simple ROM alternative, into a company that's now worth hundreds of millions. No ...

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    Apple and Samsung may be out of the court room with all the patent disputes, but it seems that both companies continue to compete at something. For the longest time, Samsung has overshadowed Apple in smartphone sales, and that does make sense since Samsung serves every single market segment, while Apple only focuses on the higher-end. That being said, even with all the logic behind Samsung's success, it seems that reality is about to change very soon. Both Strategy Analytics and even the IDC are already revealing their worldwide smartphone figures, and it turns out that Samsung's ...

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    A few years ago, anybody would've believed that Samsung's growth momentum was invincible. The Korean giant not only managed to make more profit than many of its competitors combined, but it is still the biggest cellphone seller in the world. That said, we do know that the company has struggled in its sales figures over the last couple of quarters, and it seems things aren't getting better. A day after Apple announced that its $18 billion in quarterly profit broke even the ExxonMobil record set back in 2012, Samsung's profits continue to plummet. Samsung is barely reporting 5.3 trillion Won ...

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    Tim Cook spent a good amount of time yesterday telling us how well the iPhone was performing in sales over the last quarter. One interesting point he made during the conference call, is that more Android users had switched to iOS with the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, than ever before, something hard to believe at a time when Android is still dominant in market share. If you're wondering if these words hold true, some analytics firms did so too, and have just published a study. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) have just released a some numbers regarding the switch ...

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    Before Microsoft took over Nokia's mobile division, we spent a good amount of time praising the the once cellphone giant for its efforts with the Lumia smartphone lineup. The Lumia designs were both bold and futuristic, but what really stood these smartphones apart from the competition is the enhanced camera experience that we began to test with devices like the Lumia 920 and the Lumia 820 a few years ago. The successors to these smartphones have been in the market for a few months now, and dubbed as the Lumia 930 and Lumia 830 respectively. We've already spent a good deal of time covering ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Motorola's Valentine Day sales, and why they all matter. Sony follows as we learn more about the company's re-invention plans, and they're not good. HTC then takes the stage as we find more leaks of the HTC One M9. Apple then takes the stage as we learn about iOS 8.1.3, in addition to its record breaking iOS sales. We end today's show talking about the Apple Watch, and when we should expect it. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Motorola announces Valentine’s Day deals, with up to $140 in savings - Sony’s smartphone division ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Twitter's new update, which brings native video capture and group messaging. Then we talk about T-Mobile's recent changes to its spectrum in order to improve service. ASUS follows as we learn about the battery life on the ZenWatch 2. HTC then takes the stage, this time with some of the design elements of the HTC One M9. We end today's show talking about the Samsung Galaxy S6, and some really cool back panel projects being rumored. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Twitter gets native video capture, group messaging - T-Mobile ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Facebook's new app for those using a slow Android device. Then we talk about Microsoft's possible names for its new Project Spartan browser. Sony then takes the stage as we talk about the Xperia Z4 and its possible launch dates. HTC is next as we learn that the One M9 might have a much different design that we expect. We end today's show talking about some features that are missing on the Google Nexus 6, made by Motorola. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Facebook Lite lands for Android: mobile site with notifications - Microsoft ...

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    We've all complained over how Samsung has diluted the Galaxy brand with so many devices over the last couple of years. The recent shakeups and changes have pointed to the company doing significant changes in order to re-gain the same popularity its Galaxy brand had a few years ago. We've recently heard that Samsung is considering simplifying its product lineup in months to come, but it seems we didn't follow what it meant by simplification. Samsung has just filed new trademarks for the Galaxy E3, Galaxy J3, Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7. So many mid-to-low end device trademarks doesn't hint to ...

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    Huawei has done a very good job over the last couple of years in building mindshare outside of China. We've seen the company launch a bevy of powerful smartphones last year, like the gigantic Ascend Mate 7, and we've been hearing that there are some bold plans in store for MWC 2015. So far Huawei has done a good job at keeping leakers quiet, but verbal news are still a thing it seems. New sources claim that Huawei is preparing to launch a compact version of its Ascend Mate 7. This device is rumored to sport a 5.5-inch display, which falls perfectly in line with the 6-inch Ascend Mate 7 (or ...

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    We've all praised Microsoft for the death of Internet Explorer in part of the company's Windows 10 announcements. We haven't really seen Microsoft's Spartan browser compared to others, but the features shown off at the event were cool enough to have us excited. We all thought the browser would simply be named "Microsoft Spartan," but it seems that the company is already considering something more appealing to the past. New internal surveys being conducted are already throwing around a couple of possible names for the browser. We do hear that Microsoft is experimenting with a couple of ...

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    Apple has never been famous discounts, and definitely not for giving things away on any of its stores. There was a time when the company was giving away singles, and it seems that even that went away silently. The good thing is that it seems that Apple has decided to take these free singles to a whole new level. Apple has replaced the "Single of the week" freebie with a new section called "Free on iTunes." Instead of just getting one free single, there is a current list of 16 singles being given away. Free on iTunes is also giving away TV episodes, and the list currently has as many as 24 ...

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    A couple of years ago, it would've been almost impossible to imagine Apple experimenting with anything outside its comfort zone. That said, the same company that was reluctant to launch a mini tablet, did with the iPad mini, and the same company that denied the need for a bigger iPhone, launched two of them with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Recent reports claim that Apple is working on a larger iPad and even a 12-inch MacBook Air, and if you've ever wondered what that will look like, have a look. Designer Martin Hajek has already garnered some significant fame for his iPhone renders in ...

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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 Apple's current market share in countries like South Korea, something that affects Samsung and LG. Then we talk about Microsoft's plans to make the Lumia Camera a default on Windows 10 smartphones. HTC follows as we see more leaks of the One M9, and lacking some hardware. Samsung then takes the stage as we learn more about the ring controls in the Samsung Orbis. We end today's show talking about the possibility of Google becoming an MVNO. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Lumia Denim: Camera Improvements Tour (Video) - Apple is ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Microsoft confirmation on when we can expect another flagship Windows Phone. We then talk more about Microsoft, and this time it's about the sad future that Windows RT and the Surface RT and Surface 2 will face. Qualcomm and LG follow as we discuss more on the Snapdragon 810, in a contradicting way to how Samsung was complaining about it recently. Then we move the spotlight over to Whatsapp as the service is now available on the web. We end today's show talking about the Apple Watch, and how its battery won't revolutionize anything. All this ...

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    It's regularly common for the citizens of many countries to show a certain degree of pride and nationalism for the products made in their respective territories. That has slowly changed though, as the whole concept of "Made In America" stopped being important in the US many years ago. You'd think that this would be important in countries like South Korea, and especially with Samsung's world dominance of the smartphone market, but it seems to be slowly fading away. Counterpoint Research has just revealed some numbers for South Korea, and according to the report, Apple has broken records, ...

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    The Microsoft Surface line-up has been a mixed bag of success and failure. We highly praise Microsoft for its Surface Pro line-up, but we haven't felt the same about its Surface RT, up to the point where we really didn't pay much attention to the launch of the Surface 2 for a review. While we did like the Surface hardware, the real problem was Windows RT, and that problem seems to continue, or should we say, seems to have come to an end. Microsoft has just issued a statement to confirm that both the Surface RT and the Surface 2 won't be receiving Windows 10 like current Windows 7 and ...

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    Smartwatches are the cool new thing in the market, but not necessarily cool enough to take the world by storm. Many consumers still debate the need for a smartwatch, and especially when they add the burden of giving users another product to charge every night. Apple intends to revolutionize this market just like it has with smartphones and tablets in the past, but it seems that even certain basics won't be met. Sources claim that the combination of Apple's S1 processor and the stripped-down version of iOS being used, codename SkiHill that powers the Apple Watch, is similar in capabilities ...

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    Even though we've seen Samsung launch a bevy of smartwatches running its proprietary Tizen platform, we've always know that the original plans were for the OS to power smartphones. The company teased its Samsung Z1 for months before it finally released it in India a few weeks ago. If you're wondering if it's worth to consider Tizen as a platform of choice in the future, think again. Reuters reports that the Samsung Z1 has been met with much disappointment in India. Reviewers and consumers are apparently complaining about the lack of applications on the platform, in addition to a very bad ...

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    Sony has proven to have a great track record with Android software updates, ever since the company said goodbye to the old Sony Ericsson brand. Even today, we've seen the company update legacy flagships like the first Xperia Z, and its timing for updates is also competitive. We've seen the company tease its Android 5.0 Lollipop launch in the past, but today we get more visuals. For better or for worse, Android 5.0 Lollipop brings changes to the visual aspect of the navigation keys. At the moment only a few OEMs have pushed their Lollipop updates to the masses, and those that use soft ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's new policy for app submissions as of February 1st. Then we talk about the Galaxy S6, and how it might not be waterproof, in addition to a possible event date. Then the rest of the show is all about Microsoft, starting with the company's announcement of the mobile version of Windows 10, and how you will be able to acquire it when it launches. We then cover Cortana's integration with the PC, in addition to how the Xbox will integrate with the PC as well. We end today's show talking about Microsoft's launch of the Surface Hub, and even ...

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