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 has just announced its press invitations for an event to happen on October 16, and historically this has everything to do with Macs and iPads. If you're wondering what changes are coming to the new iPads, we've heard that they're getting significantly thin, but there's nothing better than a visual demo of what to expect. A very credible Vietnamese source has just leaked some photos of a dummy of Apple's new iPad Air, which we're currently dubbing the iPad Air 2. You'll notice that this tablet is significantly thinner, as the source claims that it's just 7mm thick when compared to ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about how iOS 8 hasn't really shined when it comes to user adoption. Motorola follows as a new FCC filing does and does not point to the Nexus 6. Samsung follows as we get its Q3 results and boy has it lost money. Sony follows as we get a teaser of the Xperia Z3 coming to T-Mobile. We end today's show talking about the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Pro with what to expect. All this and more after the break. Stories: - iOS 8 stagnates according to Apple’s own statistics - Motorola FCC filing attracts Nexus 6 rumors – but there might be another ...

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    As much as many of you may assume a level of rivalry between Google and Apple, the reality is actually quite the opposite. Google has launched almost as many Google services for Android as it has for iOS, which clearly shows that the partnership that was started with the first-generation iPhone continues to be strong. Today Google launches yet another service for iOS, and ending its Android exclusivity. Google News & Weather has just reached iOS devices and bringing a very similar user interface to what we currently see in Android. The app is pretty much described by its name, ...

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    OnePlus hasn't necessarily gained the level of popularity it deserves for its One smartphone. Surely it's the dream device for many of us when you match the specs with its price tag, but sadly that's as long as you're able to get your hands on one. Still, that doesn't change the fact that those that do have one find the device to be great, and the company keeps building on that with software updates. The OnePlus One should be receiving an update to CyanogenMod 11S (38R), and the list of changes is quite significant. These include fixes to certain touchscreen issues that customers ...

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    If you're the biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world, we also expect you to be the most successful one when it comes to income, but Samsung has not been having its best times lately. We've seen the company's numbers slip quarter over quarter, and instead of things changing with its new line of products, problems just get deeper. We've seen the company move employees around in order to make its mobile division more efficient, but today's numbers might require some more of that. Samsung's Q3 results show that the company's profits have sunk 60% when compared to the same quarter last ...

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    Apple is well known for testing all sorts of prototypes, well ahead of a possible launch of any. We've been seeing the design of the iPhone  6 leaked all over the place since the time of the iPhone 4s launch, even though it took the company 3 generations to make it possible. In the same fashion, we've been hearing about a possible 12.9-inch iPad in the works for a more professional crowd, and new rumors point to how Apple plans to pull it off. Supply chain sources claim that Apple is testing two 12.9-inch iPad models, both running different operating systems. On one, we have one iPad ...

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    Apple's launch of iOS 8 has been met with some polarized reviews. While this is surely a more mature version of iOS 7, legacy devices like the iPhone 4s have nearly been crippled by the update, and on the other hand, a lot of the features are still not fully present, like Continuity for example. If you're wondering just how well iOS 8 is doing, you'll be shocked to know that even Apple doesn't admit good numbers. Apple has just published its iOS numbers, as tabulated by Apple Store visits. You'd assume that the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus would alone boost the numbers of iOS 8 ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about a possible ETA for the Samsung Gear VR. Then we talk about Apple's sapphire partner and how things are not going well economically. The Apple Watch follows as we learn of a possible launch date due to manufacturing issues. HTC follows as the new Desire Eye is clearly not all we expected. We end today's show talking about the Google Nexus 9 made by HTC as we see the first leaked photos of the product. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Samsung Gear VR picks up a rumored ETA - Apple’s sapphire partner files for bankruptcy - Apple ...

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    Even though tablet sales are stagnant at the moment, we all have the impression that we're really only seeing the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the potential of this technology. Microsoft Research has been doing some amazing working in bringing smart haptic feedback to smartphone and tablet displays in order to give users a sense of texture, but this is just one of many projects. Today we learn of the company's new plans, and if these work, they're on to something big for professionals. Microsoft Research has just demoed a new transparent smart cover that we can really call "smart." ...

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    One of the biggest questions that was left on the table with the launch of the iPhone 6 is its lack of sapphire. We heard significant teasers that Apple would include the technology on its latest smartphones, tablets and wearables, and for the time being the material can only be found on certain elements of the iPhone 6. If you're wondering why this is, it seems that a new twist in the production of sapphire could be to blame. Apple's sapphire partner GT Advanced Technologies has just filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. That said, it seems that there isn't much to worry about here. GT ...

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    With all the hype that Apple has been able to create around the Apple Watch, the only thing that's left for the company to achieve is to be able to start selling it. The last time that Apple took six months between a product announcement and a launch was with the original iPhone in 2007, so there is a significant amount of pressure on Cupertino's shoulders. If you're wondering exactly when we should expect the product to reach the market, we've heard a couple of rumors here and there, and today we get some extra confirmation. Analysts have already begun to predict that we shouldn't expect ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy Alpha lineup has proven to be one of the oddest products of the year. While we do praise the company for boosting the quality of its hardware with these devices, we still can't understand why the company has decided to pull back from including some flagship specs. If you thought the Galaxy Alpha was alone in Samsung's plans, the recent leaks of the Galaxy A5 prove things differently, and it seems the new iterations are close to a launch. Today we find the first leaked press renders of the Samsung Galaxy A5. Once press renders begin to emerge, a device could be just a ...

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    The LG G Flex is still regarded as one of the most interesting innovations of our time. By interesting we're not really calling it the best one, as many of us were disappointed by the quality of the display, but other technologies like the self-healing coating did make some positive headlines. We're still waiting to see what LG is planning for this product's future, and today we get some hints on what to expect. LG has just visited the USPTO with some new trademarks, and these all seem to be focused on the future names for the G Flex. The patent names were G Flex Frame, G Frame, and F ...

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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 HTC's new quarterly profits, which show the company is headed in a good direction. Google and Verizon are next as we learn of where the Nexus 6 might be headed. Then we talk about some new reports that claim that Cyanogen might be acquired by Google. A new Google messaging app also made rumor mill, but this time in a unique way. We end today's show talking about the HTC Eye and some new leaks of what to expect. All this and more after the break. Stories: - HTC pulls in another quarterly profit, beating expectations - Nexus 6 tipped to be ...

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