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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    As popular as the iPhone is today, there is a big crowd of people that stay away from buying one because of its spec sheet. The iPhone doesn't need a big engine to run, and yet the fact that 20 megapixel cameras are now the mainstream, and the fact that battery life is slowly becoming less and less of an issue, and it's hard to buy an iPhone just because it can perform well with what it has. Apple has taken all these factors into consideration, and in additional to some significant changes in design, rumors point to what Apple will change in the spec sheet as well. Chinese sources are ...

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    For those of you that were left wondering why Apple is landing a partnership with IBM after thirty years of rivalry, the explanation is quite interesting. One of the most shocking statements we've ever heard from Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, is that he's able to get 80% of his work done on an iPad in ways we've never been able to replicate even in our line of work. Even more interesting is that Tim Cook feels that you can do the same, and the collaboration with IBM is specifically to help you do that. In recent interviews with Tim Cook and IBM Chief Executive Virginia Rometty, both company ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's new partnership with IBM, and what this means for iOS software. Google is next as Android 4.4.4 Release 2 reaches the Nexus 5 for some interesting reasons. LG follows as we get some more rumors on the odd G3 Beat/S/Mini device in the works. Then we talk about smartphone unlocking in the United States, as new legislation might make this easier for you. We end today's show talking about Samsung's Level audio products launching in the US, and our thoughts about them. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Apple and IBM put past ...

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    Both the Windows Phone 8.1 and the Lumia Cyan updates have barely reached some Nokia Windows Phones in the market, and already some customers are experiencing issues. These updates both intend to bring your current Nokia Lumia device up to date with Microsoft's latest software and features, but it seems that if you decided to give these features a try early, you might be in for a little trouble. There is a thread on the Nokia support forums where certain users have been left with a bricked device after trying to install the update, but it seems that certain specific conditions have been ...

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    Nokia HERE services gained a lot of fame on Windows Phone when they were launched a couple of years ago, and this only grew as iOS and Android versions of the services were also launched. One of the coolest features that the Nokia HERE maps services offered is the option to use LiveSight, which is the option to simply point your camera at the road and learn what places are in front of you. Nokia has now decided to enhance this experience even further by expanding the reach of this feature to others. Nokia has just announced an update to its HERE software development kit for Android, and ...

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    As reluctant as Apple was in allowing third party applications to run on the iPhone, the decision to create the App Store for iOS has proven to be one of its most lucrative decisions in history. Along side, the Google Play Store that we all remember originally as the Android Market has also created one of the biggest ecosystems in mobile history. If you're wondering which of these stores performs best when it comes to statistics and revenue, prepare to not be surprised. App analytics company App Annie has just released its figures for a study performed in 150 countries. The results show ...

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    The fact that we see iPhones in the hands of most people in the US and Europe shows us just how well Apple has saturated both markets. There is still room for growth, but it's significantly smaller than the amount of opportunity that Apple has in Asia, and we've seen the company make significant changes in order to cater to Chinese specifically, but now it wants more. Apple's new strategy is focused on Vietnam, as the company is partnering with more companies in order to achieve better market penetration. Bloomberg reports that people crave iPhones in Vietnam, and in order to reach a ...

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    One of the biggest issues that we've landed with iPhone review devices over the last couple of years is when the home button loses sensitivity. Some people make it a habit to forget that there is a "power/standby" key and use the home button for this action, and it's a habit that has most-likely grown with Touch ID on the iPhone 5s since it's now easier to unlock your phone through it. Apple hasn't made any statements on the matter, but it seems that the company is planning to improve the design of the Touch ID sensor with the iPhone 6. Images have surfaced of the new Touch ID sensor ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Windows Phone 8.1 update, in addition to the Lumia Cyan update for Lumia devices. Then HTC surprises us with some internal changes to boost its brand awareness. Samsung then adds some predictable rumors with a possible Galaxy S5 Neo in the works. Apple follows with rumors of three iWatch models with Touch ID and more. We end today's show talking about a Google Glass project leader that's now headed for Amazon. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Windows Phone 8.1, Lumia Cyan updates head out today - HTC senior execs resign as ...

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    One of our biggest surprises back at MWC 2014, was the Blackphone. It's not until you see a booth packed with people willing to learn more about this product that you get to understand just how important security is to the world today. The Blackphone is already in the market, and after some negative criticism that it received from BlackBerry a couple of days ago, Blackphone's CEO Toby Weir-Jones decided to fight back with a statement. In his statement, Weir-Jones discusses how BlackBerry talks about the company's peer-to-peer encrypted voice calling, and how BlackBerry's current ...

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    Even though the race between Google and Microsoft over which company has the most popular search engine was defined years ago, each company is free to do what it wants with its mobile operating systems. Windows Phones have never allowed you to switch Bing as the default action when you press the physical search button, but Windows Phones manufactured by Nokia and other OEMs did allow you to switch your search results on Internet Explorer. Sadly that seems to be an option that's about to change, at least for some Lumia handsets. It seems that some of the newer Lumia smartphones like the ...

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    Even with all the praise that HTC products have received lately, that doesn't change the fact that the company has had a rough couple of years. We've seen some positive economical growth lately with the launch of products like the HTC One (M8), but some recent internal changes within the company prove that there is still more to be done. Bloomberg is reporting that Ben Ho, the company's Chief Marketing Officer has just resigned his duties to chairwoman Cher Wang. Ho was in charge of reviving the company's marketing strategy, though we all know that the $1 billion "Here's To Change" ...

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    The most contradicting and controversial rumors of the year have everything to do with Apple's iWatch. Some have said that we'll see two iWatch models launched this year, while others assume that Apple isn't ready for a launch in 2014. Now rumors are even considering a third iWatch model being produced as well, and these rumors continue to point to a 2014 launch. Taiwan’s Economic Daily is contradicting some of the recent rumors from KGI securities, and claiming that there will be three iWatch models instead of two. One of these models will have a 1.6-inch display, and then the two ...

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    Apple has gained a lot of popularity through Touch ID on the iPhone 5s. For those that haven't tried it, this is merely another fingerprint scanner, but for those of us that have, it's really the only fingerprint scanner that works reliably. Sadly it seems that Apple will have to consider new names for the feature, as the USPTO isn't planning to concede Apple's trademark application. According to the USPTO, an already existing "Kronos Touch ID" trademark that was granted since 2001, and that also has to do with fingerprint scanners could lead customers into confusion. The statement reads: ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some new deals with the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, which is a great smartphone option. Sony follows as we get some more leaks of the Xperia Z3 in photos. Nokia then worries us as reports have the Lumia 1020 reaching its end of life. Samsung reports then claim that the Galaxy F plans to steal the iPhone 6's thunder. We end today's show talking about the iPhone 6 and some new rumors that the 5.5-inch model might be delayed. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Pick up a Sony Xperia Z1 Compact for just $350 - Sony Xperia Z3 vs original ...

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