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 AT&T's options for you to purchase the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. Then we talk some more AT&T as we get new details of the ASUS PadFone Mini. Apple follows as we get official details on how many iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units were sold over the weekend. Then we talk about Google's recent tests on Android L, but this time on the legacy Nexus 4. We end today's show talking about Google's plans for the HTC Nexus 9. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Samsung Galaxy Alpha comes to the US later this week - AT&T appears to be ...

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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 everything that happened today with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, including our full unboxing and coverage. Then we talk about iOS 8 and the slow adoption that Apple has noticed from its users. Samsung follows as we get the first leaks of the Samsung Galaxy A5 and A3. Then we talk about Samsung's plans to bring mobile payments to its Gear smartwatch lineup. We end today's show talking about Google's "Active Watching" patent, and what this could mean to future smartphones. All this and more after the break. Stories: - iPhone 6 Plus teardown ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Amazon's new Fire tablets, and notice, we didn't say Kindle Fire this time. Samsung follows as the company is launching its preorders for the Galaxy Note 4 in the US. Then we talk about Apple and how the company has committed to providing extra care for your privacy. HTC follows as we get more details on when to expect the Google Nexus 9. We end today's show talking about the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, and a price you won't believe. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Amazon unveils a host of new tablets: Fire HD, Fire HDX, and more - ...

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    With Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's handset division, a lot of changes are still to come. We've seen the continuous rumors of "Microsoft handset" where the Nokia branding is no longer available, and we do know that Microsoft is planning to shake its branding up a bit. Today we see the company making some additional changes that we were expecting to happen sooner or later. Nokia's Lumia update support portal was very famous for keeping customers informed on the timing for both major and small software updates. It was far better to access this portal, than to have to look back at ...

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    It's always at a customer's best interest for any software store to require developers to provide a point of contact. If anything goes wrong with an application or a service, or if a customer has any questions about the service, there is no one better to contact than the developer. Usually an email address or a customer service desk would suffice for something like this, but it seems Google wants to take things a step further. The Google Play Store has just updated certain policies for developers, and among them, one that starts being enforced as of September 30 is that developers must ...

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    With the launch of the original Moto X, we all praised Motorola for its voice activation features, which allow the phone to respond to your voice once you said the magic phrase. The only problem with it is that if you were in a room full of Moto X owners, everybody's phone would also respond, something that Motorola has addressed on the new Moto X by detecting the location of the source voicing the command. If you thought Google was done, there's actually more to come, but these new changes are rather creepy. Google's September 4 patent named "detecting the end of a user question" ...

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    If you thought that Apple's intent to acquire Beats Audio was mainly focused on bringing better headphones to its lineup, we did too. Beats are sadly more famous for their design and marketing, and less for their audio quality, and it seems that Apple knows that as well. Apple has just filed a couple of new patents to improve its existing EarPod design, and we don't see Beats technology anywhere. Apple's new EarPod patent focuses on bringing new sensors to the headphones in order to increase audio quality, and noise cancellation accuracy. The design includes an accelerometer that will be ...

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    Apple's launch of iOS 8 should be more than just a software update on your radar if you value privacy. One of the major changes to the OS is that Apple no longer stores your encryption keys, meaning, only you have access to your passwords and data. This is great since it eliminates any known possibility for your data to be shared with any law enforcement agency without your consent, but then again, if you forget your password, keep in mind there's no way to retrieve it later. Apple has also taken its time to publish a full website with all the changes that the company has implemented to ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's launch of iOS 8, and what to expect. We then continue with Apple, this time as we talk about the iPad and its rumored launch date. Then we talk about the Apple Watch and some rumored pricing for the higher-end models. Microsoft follows as we learn more about the company's mobile strategy. We end today's show talking Sony, and its recent forecast of losses for the year. All this and more after the break. Stories: - iOS 8 is live, download now before the server crashes! - Next-gen iPad launch date rumored for next month - Apple Watch ...

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    One of the coolest things that Motorola started last year, in addition the Moto X itself, is the way that it approaches updates to its services. Instead of making you wait for a full firmware upgrade, Motorola focused on adding as many services as it could to the Google Play Store, and updated these separately. We've seen many OEMs follow this trend lately, and it seems Motorola is continuing with this trend by adding more apps. Once you unbox your new Moto X, you'll notice that applications like Moto Actions, Moto Display, Motorola Sensor Services and one that's simply called Moto are ...

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    Microsoft hasn't necessarily had the best time with its developer community. The company that once had its CEO sing "developers, developers" repeatedly has struggled to find enthusiastic support for it smartphone and tablet platform. As such, we've seen a couple of desperate measures in order to gain a broader community, and most of these efforts have worked, but Microsoft is at it for more. Developers are reporting that Microsoft has removed the yearly subscription fee that they would have to pay to either submit, or keep applications in the Windows Phone Store. This is a great move for ...

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    Sony has had a rough couple of years with its smartphone business. The consumer electronics giant has found significant success in almost every market that it caters to, but smartphones and computers don't seem to be its thing. We've seen how the company closed down the VAIO division a few months ago, and as things look lately, the Xperia lineup hasn't grown as the company expected. The company has just adjusted its economical forecast for the end of its financial year, and after all the adjustments, it seems that the company expects to lose quadruple what it thought it would. We're ...

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    At times when the spec sheet is everything for Android smartphones, Apple and Microsoft have adopted a much different approach to hardware. We have seen Microsoft change its game recently with devices like the HTC One M8 for Windows, but that doesn't change the fact that Windows Phone requires very little hardware to run smoothly. The same can be said of iOS, and if you thought that Apple needs a V8 engine to run its new phablet, think again. As reviews of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have begun to emerge, one of the most interesting claims that we see is that both the iPhone 6 and the ...

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    iOS 8 is Apple's second iteration of the full revamp that iOS received with iOS 7. It's now a more mature platform, with a ton of new features that make a lot of sense, but that have taken years for Apple to acknowledge as necessary to satisfy its customers. If you've been curious to know what all the fuzz has been about, your wait is over, sort of. Apple has just released iOS 8 to the public, and if you're rocking an iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPod Touch (5th generation), or any iPad that's iPad 2 or newer, you're eligible for the update. iOS 8 brings a bevy a new features ...

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