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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    It's surreal to think that the same company that was roughly 90 days from going bankrupt back in 1997, is now considered the most valuable company in the world. Even more surreal is the fact that Microsoft was one of the companies that helped boost credibility back into Apple as part of Steve Jobs' turn around plan, and that now Apple is worth more than both Microsoft and Google combined. Apple's stock is on a rise after certain records were broken yesterday, and the numbers are just crazy. Apple became the first US company in history to close stock market trading with $700 billion in ...

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    Even though the cost of an iPhone is very similar to what customers will spend on any other flagship in the United States, in a good portion of the rest of the world, an iPhone is considered to be a luxury item that's sold at a steeper price, and as such, is attractive for theft. Countries like the United States have enforced laws that require OEMs to provide users with the ability to fully block a smartphone if stolen, and Apple was one of the pioneers of this service with its Activation Lock features on iOS 7. Today, more than a year after these services were implemented, we learn just ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's confirmation on when we can expect Google I/O 2015. Then we talk about some of Google's new tactics to get you to improve your security. LG follows as we learn about its US Lollipop distribution for the LG G3. HTC then takes the stage with more details on enhancements to come on the HTC One M9. We end today's show talking about the purpose for the mystery Apple van that we've seen driving around in San Francisco. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google schedules I/O 2015 for late May - Free Google Drive storage bump can ...

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    There's nothing hotter than to be given the chance to test the latest and greatest software before it reaches store shelves. That is, unless something goes wrong at some point of the installation, or the bugs are so unbearable that you'd prefer to remove the software from your device. The desktop version of Windows 10 Preview has proven to be reliable, even with the usual bugs that are to be expected, but there are some good news for those choosing to give it a try on phones. Microsoft had unofficially mentioned that it would provide a phone recovery tool for those that give Windows 10 ...

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    Remember how the spotting of an Apple-leased van full of cameras last week spurred rumors of Cupertino working on its own version of street view? Well, those assumptions were really just assumptions at a time when Google is working on its own self-driving car. The sky is the limit as to what Apple is planning with the leased vehicle, but new sources claim the project is bigger than expected. The source of last week's report was reportedly contacted directly by an Apple Employee who chose to remain in secret for obvious reasons, and spilled the beans on what to expect. Apparently, even ...

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    Even though Apple Pay hasn't taken the world by storm, that's not the only reason why people care about Apple's Touch ID. In addition to making the process of unlocking an iPhone and iPad much easier, it's also proven to be a very important security tool for many third-party applications at the moment. You'd wonder what exactly can Apple improve from this feature on future iOS devices, and the answer is actually quite extensive. KGI research has been famous for many of its Apple predictions, and today's round of assumptions focuses on Touch ID and its future. The firm predicts that the ...

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    Xposed Framework has proven to be one of the most popular customization tools to has ever reached Android. We've covered its ability to allow you to apply different modules on a couple of videos in the past, and once you have a look at options like Gravity Box for example, this is clearly a must-have service for those that have rooted their device. That being said, the biggest problem is that Xposed Framework didn't work on Android 5.0 Lollipop, or at least not until recently. The biggest challenge that Xposed faced in order to support Android 5.0, is that the Framework was built under ...

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    Samsung hasn't had the best track record when it comes to its court disputes. Just a few months ago we saw how the Korean giant decided to play hardball with Apple twice in court, and the results of these disputes were not in Samsung's favor. At the same time, we saw how Microsoft then attacked Samsung over other legal disputes, and to that we have a new status today. If you remember, the whole Microsoft vs Samsung issues began when Microsoft decided to acquire the Nokia mobile division. Before this, Microsoft and Samsung had two contractual agreements over the use of certain Microsoft ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Microsoft's MWC 2015 event details, in addition to a probable date for Windows 10 RTM. Apple follows as we learn more about iOS 8.3 beta that just reached developers, and we also talk about the probable iOS 8.4. Apple then continues with more, as we get the first batch of rumors regarding iOS 9. Then we let OnePlus take the stage as we hear of new and easier ways to acquire a OnePlus One, at least certain days of the week. We end today's show talking about VR for G3, a new alternative brought by LG at an incredible price. All this and more ...

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    OnePlus has been a little busy these last few days when it comes to its "One" and only smartphone. On one hand, you'll be able to purchase a OnePlus One in a easier way starting tomorrow, or at least certain days of the week. On the other, the company has been hard at work with its new software update, and we get new details. The OnePlus user forum has just published full details on the new enhancements that should reach OnePlus One users as of today on version CM11S 05Q, which is still based on Android 4.4.4. In addition to making Swiftkey and MaxxAudio default services for the new ROM, ...

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    Even though HTC has continued to focus on the high-end market with devices like the rumored HTC One M9, we've also seen a couple of Desire phones in some recent leaks. The HTC Desire 626 was one of these products, and all the leaks that surrounded the device pointed to some decent specifications for today's standards. We thought his Desire 626 was going to be an MWC product launch, and it seems we were wrong. HTC has just made the Desire 626 official in Taiwan, and almost all of the leaked specifications are also official as well. We get a 5-inch 720p display that's powered by a 1.2GHz ...

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    Today's a busy rumor day when it comes to Apple's mobile operating system. On one side we've seen Apple seed iOS 8.3 to developers today with a couple of significant improvements, even though we've also heard that iOS 9 will be Apple's most conservative iOS update in years. Whatever the case may be, it seems that there will be another version of iOS launched in-between, and it also proves to be important. Sources claim that Apple is also working on launching iOS 8.4 after the launch of the Apple Watch, and that the main-course meal here will be a new music service. We've heard that Apple ...

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    We're at least 4 months away from Apple's World Wide Developer Conference, where the company usually shows us its next version of both its desktop and mobile operating systems, and another 8 months away from a possible launch. Many of you may consider Apple to be conservative when it comes to the visual aspect of both operating systems, but aggressive features like Continuity and Hand-off are still not on the radar of any of its competitors. That being said, it seems that the company is planning to settle down for the next launch. Even though Apple has been famous for offering the most ...

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    Microsoft is definitely not famous for being timely, and we've got the Windows Phone launch periods to prove it. The folks from Redmond are in desperate need of reinvention, and even when we thought that the company's top priority would be Windows and Windows Phone, we've seen more love reach iOS and Android in the last couple of weeks. Still, we do know many of you are already using the Windows 10 Preview, but if you're wondering how far away we are from a final build, the wait is long. Reports claim that Microsoft is targeting its Release to Manufacturing version of Windows 10 to reach ...

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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 confirmation on minimum specs for Windows 10, in addition to some leaked screenshots of the mobile UI. Then we talk about LG as we learn more about a Windows Phone the company might be preparing for Verizon. Up next we have Motorola as we hear some rumors of a smarter smartphone it might be working on. We then talk about US carrier policies for unlocking phones taking place. We end today's show talking about the leaked photos of the Galaxy S6 in possible case designs. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Microsoft confirms ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about how Android 5.1 is already out in the blue, but not for everyone. Microsoft follows as we learn about the future of Windows RT. Apple then takes the stage with all of its plans to compete against Google in Maps and Search. HTC follows as we learn more about the HTC One M9 for Windows. We end today's show talking about the leaks of the Samsung Galaxy S6 chassis. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Android 5.1 is out, already shipping on new phones - Microsoft kills Windows RT - HTC One M9 for Windows in the works, claims leak - Apple ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about how Android 5.1 is already out in the blue, but not for everyone. Microsoft follows as we learn about the future of Windows RT. Apple then takes the stage with all of its plans to compete against Google in Maps and Search. HTC follows as we learn more about the HTC One M9 for Windows. We end today's show talking about the leaks of the Samsung Galaxy S6 chassis. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Android 5.1 is out, already shipping on new phones - Microsoft kills Windows RT - HTC One M9 for Windows in the works, claims leak - Apple ...

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    Xiaomi is currently the one of the worlds leading smartphone manufacturers, and that's commendable considering that the company hasn't really left the Chinese market. We've reviewed a few of the company's products and have found an impressive approach to the market so far, but that doesn't mean that we're not left wishing that the company would bring some extra competition to the United States, and that's apparently about to change. Xiaomi has just sent out press invitations for an event to happen on February 12, and if you're wondering what the purpose of the event is for, well the ...

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    It's hard to not admire Samsung for its efforts to launch absolutely anything its R&D department has come up with. Some of you may mock efforts like the Galaxy Round, but products like the Galaxy Note lineup have proven to be quite disruptive. That said, you'd think that all the Galaxy Note products have been successful, and as it turns out, that's actually not the case. Samsung is sadly not nice enough to share its sales figures with the public, but sources claim that the Galaxy Note Edge has barely sold 630,000 units worldwide since its launch. We won't blame Samsung though, as we do ...

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    At this point most of us are done trying to predict why Apple would spend $3.2 billion in acquiring Beats. Surely the company's headphones fit well in Apple's over-marketed and high-end mentality, but what about the whole Beats Music business? Well, remember those old rumors of Apple wanting to sell iTunes music on Android? It seems Cupertino finally figured out an elegant solution. To start with the basics, this report starts with the basics, by painting a grim picture for the future of Beats Music on iOS devices. It seems that Apple is planning to ditch the Beats Music brand as a ...

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    Every time we've seen Apple partner with Google on something, the results have proven to be positive. We wish we could say the same about every time Apple has decided to stop using Google for any particular service, but historically, Apple has never succeeded at it. Just as we recently discussed how Apple might be working on its own version of Street View, it seems Cupertino is now out for more. A recent job posting has Apple searching for a project manager that will work on "a search platform supporting hundreds of millions of users" and "play a part in revolutionizing how people use ...

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    Google has not only pioneered the whole concept of bringing usable maps to the internet, but it has also succeeded in giving us a much smarter way to commute through services like Google Maps. Apple tried to do the same with its launch of iOS 6, and yes, it has continue to fail to gain consumer trust even with recent software updates and fixes. The result of all this ended up being that Google Maps made its way to the iPhone, but it seems that Apple is still interested in the maps business. San Francisco radio station KPIX recently reported that a mysterious minivan was driving around the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Motorola's smartphone sales figures, a shocker so far. Apple follows as we learn of its security measures with the Apple Watch Edition. Pebble follows as we learn about the company's future smartwatch plans. Microsoft then takes the stage as we learn more about the mobile version of the Windows 10 preview. We end today's show talking about the color options you'll have with the Galaxy S6. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Motorola’s smartphone sales figures from last quarter impress - Apple Stores being fitted with special ...

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    The Nokia Lumia 2520 joined the Microsoft Surface and Surface 2 on the list of very good looking tablets running a very bad Windows RT operating system. As much hype as there was for Nokia to finally build a Windows-powered tablet, the company's decision to stick to Windows RT made this tablet a DOA product. Windows 10 does paint a much brighter picture for mobile tablets running the operating system, and today we have good and bad rumors for fans of the Lumia 2520. If we start with the bad news, one source is already claiming that the existing Nokia Lumia 2520 is being put to rest ...

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