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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    Microsoft may not be the world's most famous smartphone OEM, and particularly after the turn of events with the Lumia division. That said, the company did confirm a solid commitment to the platform, and that we should expect flagship devices later this year. Rumors first started with the Lumia 940 / 940 XL, and then these flipped to Lumia 950 / 950 XL. Now it seems things are flipping again. Sources claim that Microsoft will indeed launch a Lumia 940, Lumia 940 XL and even a Lumia 840 later this year. The Lumia 940 is said to bring a 5.2-inch QHD display, and be powered by a 64-bit ...

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    The amount of leaks surrounding Samsung's future phablet lineup is significant. At this point we already have a press event scheduled for August 13 as well, bringing Apple some heat with its future phablet launch as well. What we hadn't really seen is official photos of these devices, at least until now. Famous tipster Evan Blass has just collaborated with a new photo of Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. This is a press-quality photo, which if not for the odd button drawings on the Note 5, could be considered pretty much the real deal. Blass also hints on the Galaxy Note 5 ...

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    The launch of the first-generation iPhone didn't just mark the reinvention of smartphones, but also a new concept for voicemail. Visual Voicemail became a thing after this launch as well, even though voicemail as a service continues to decline over the way text messaging has evolved. As such, it seems that Apple is planning another innovation in this department. Sources claim that Apple is working on marrying Siri and voicemail as a hot new feature for iOS 10. Given the fact that voicemail is on decline given its cumbersome experience when compared to text messages, it seems that Apple is ...

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    If there's one thing that Apple is famous for, is for the phrase "thin and light." Cupertino's obsession over thinner ergonomics has sometimes come at a cost of functionality. We have seen the company make a few exceptions with products like the iPad, and as we've followed similar rumors for the iPhone 6s, today we get more proof. We've got two separate leaks that show us how the iPhone 6s will defer from the existing model. One are some CAD drawings from a trusted source that show us how the newer iPhones will be a hair thicker thank the iPhone 6. The changes aren't significant, going ...

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    Nokia's HERE maps and services may not be as popular as Google Maps lately, but that's mainly from a consumer standpoint. These mapping services are already an important backbone to navigation services on vehicles, among other enterprise customers. With rumors of a ton of tech companies like Google and Apple behind acquiring HERE, German automakers decided to step up. As we reported a few days ago, a group comprised of Audi, BMW and Daimler (Mercedes) has just struck a deal with Nokia for HERE. In the report a few days ago, their plan was to create a platform where other automakers could ...

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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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    There's a huge mystery surrounding Apple Watch sales, mainly because Cupertino doesn't want to share them. We've seen Tim Cook mention that he's thrilled with the devices performance, but never does he offer numbers to back it up. It seems the thrill isn't real, and today we find some interesting numbers to prove it. Taiwan’s Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. has hinted that things didn't go so well. This is the company responsible for putting all of the internal parts of the Apple Watch into a case through a process known as system-in-package. Obviously the company knows how much ...

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    The amount of rumors surrounding Apple's idea of bringing Force Touch technology to the iPhone 6 are already part of our daily bread. We don't know exactly how Apple will implement this product without fragmenting the user interface, and specially when we're not all fond of Force Touch in the first place. Today we learn more about it's progress and it seems full steam ahead. TPK is reportedly already entering mass production with its pressure-sensitivity modules, even though the company doesn't want to admit which company these are for. The company is also predicting tremendous growth ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Sony's teaser of something golden happening next week. We then talk about Apple and the rumored improvements of the next Apple TV. We then continue with Apple, as it seems the company has figured out a way to improve sapphire production for the iPhone. We then talk about the Pebble Time Steel and its current status. We end today's show talking about Samsung's preparations for a rotating bezel on the Gear A. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Sony teases something “golden” for next week’s Xperia news - New Apple TV could be ...

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    Apple has spent the last couple of years trying to make sapphire a primary component to the iPhone, but so far it hasn't gone beyond the TouchID controls, and the primary camera lens. By now we already know the hole drama with GT Advanced a few months ago, sending Apple's plans to a dramatic halt. We do see the company with some solutions for the current Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition, but it seems Cupertino has something else up its sleeve. Apple has just patented a new system that considers using sapphire for smartphone displays, but achieving the thinness needed by irradiating the ...

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    We've covered a lot of leaks of the iPhone 6s, particularly in its chassis, which is really no different than the iPhone 6 that's currently in the market. We've also heard that production should begin soon, as Apple is preparing to sell a lot more iPhones than it sold this year. If you were wondering  what's the current status, today's leaks indicate a lot. Today we find leaks of the iPhone 6s flex cable, which changes from the one we saw with the iPhone 6. Instead of having two separate modules for the power button, volume, camera and LED flash, all have been combined into one. Other ...

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    Even though Apple is geared to continue perfecting its versions of iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan, that doesn't mean that the company has stopped improving what still is active. We've seen a couple of updates come to OS X Yosemite, and iOS 8.4 is a clear example that Apple will continue to kill bugs to its existing products, while the rest are ready. Today we get more information on the progress of these efforts. Apple has just launched beta 2 for iOS 8.4.1 and OS X 10.10.5 to developers. This means that while we continue to wait for iOS 9 and OS X 10.11, Apple is still planning to send us a ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Microsoft's roll-out of Windows 10 to the masses. We then continue with Microsoft, but this time with details on Windows 10 Mobile. Google is next as Google Translate just got a lot better with added languages. Apple follows as we learn that Apple Pay isn't going so bad after all. We end today's show talking about the new updates to come to the future Moto 360. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Microsoft starts Windows 10 update roll-out - Microsoft prepares for Windows 10 Mobile, talks plans for unified device family - Google ...

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    Microsoft has done a very good job at keeping everyone on the loop of its progress with Windows 10. The update started rolling out to some yesterday and to others today, but it seems that even then, the company has found a few bugs to squash. The company has already prepared its first patch for its new operating system, and it seems very important. Build 10240.16405.150725-1815.th1 for Windows 10 is reportedly already being deployed to customers. If you've already updated to Windows 10 then this should appear on your Windows Update section, and in the case that you haven't updated to the ...

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    What can you buy for $96 now a days? If you're thinking about smartphones, the most that'll get you is a cheap Lumia, or a very cheap-looking Android phone in some cases. That last thing you'd expect to buy with it is a full-fledged smartphone that could give the Moto G a run for its money, but that's exactly what Meizu just did. Meizu has just announced its M2, a smaller sibling to the existing Meizu M2 Note, and the biggest news here is what you're getting for the price tag. First of all we see a device that runs Android 5.1 with the company's proprietary Flyme 4.5 skin. On top we have ...

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    Even though Sony has been rather sluggish at product announcements this year, the company has managed to launch a few flagships that we've already reviewed. That said, we recently came across some documents that reveal a Sony Xperia C5 Ultra in the works, and super-slim bezels were just part of the news. If you thought it was too hard to believe for Sony to take this approach on a future smartphone, we've now got photos to prove it. There's a very interesting story in Brazil over some new leaks of the Sony Xperia C5 Ultra. It turns out that the device was in its certification process with ...

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    It's been a while since Apple announced the availability of HomeKit, and how these products will be able to integrate with Apple's ecosystem. Sadly, we've barely had the chance to report on a handful of products, leading many to believe that this is Cupertino's next flop. It doesn't make sense for this to go down hill at a time when the connected home is becoming a thing, but it seems Apple is to blame. It seems that one of the major set backs for HomeKit products is that Apple has now decided to add a custom chip to its product requirements. It's not clear what this chip does, but it ...

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    Apple Pay is one of those services that Cupertino has decided to stay quiet about. We always hear Tim Cook saying how trilled he is with the service in every conference call, but so far the company hasn't provided any exact figures or statistics on performance. Obviously Apple Pay is still in its infancy, being supported by only some retailers, banks, and even countries, but analysts say numbers aren't as bad as we could speculate. The Auriemma Consulting Group has just conducted a study that involved 500 iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners between May 29 and July 15. The results revealed ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about T-Mobile's new Un-carrier 6.0 deals, this time with Apple Music and iPhone deals. Microsoft is next as we talk about their new Arrow Android launcher. We then talk about Samsung as we finally see the first leaked photo of the Galaxy Note 5. Motorola follows as we get a new Moto X Style, Moto X Play and even a new Moto G announced. We end today's show talking about the new OnePlus 2, and how this device stacks up to competition. All this and more after the break. Stories: - T-Mobile amps up Un-carrier 6.0 for iPhone customers - Arrow Launcher ...

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    It seems smartphone announcements today have gone crazy, with products from Motorola and OnePlus making headlines today. These companies weren't the only ones announcing new products today, and Cat (or Caterpillar for those who didn't know) has just announced a rugged product of its own. If you thought Samsung's Galaxy S6 Active was tough, think again. Cat has just announced the new S40 smartphone, which brings some crazy durability for drops up to 1.8 meters onto concrete, IP68 and exceeds Mil-Spec 810G - Water, Dust and Shock Proof, super bright display capable of being read in direct ...

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    Even though the state of wireless charging is still questionable in its popularity, major players like Samsung have already done major improvements in helping take the technology to the next level. That said, as metals like aluminum have become a common trend for smartphones lately, it makes sense for manufacturers to work on figuring that par out. Today we learn of a major milestone in this challenge, even though it'll only apply to a possible future. Qualcomm has just announced a new technology called WiPower, which in a nutshell solves the missing link between smartphones with a ...

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    Motorola has spent the last few years trying to re-invent itself and has succeeded for the most part. In that "most part" we include the fact the company has managed to delight most of us in the tech media to adopt a Moto X as our daily driver, thanks to its user experience and uniqueness. What's not included in that "most part" is success in sales, as no matter who parents the company, Motorola hasn't succeeded at regaining its glory RAZR days. We've followed tons of rumors regarding a refresh to the Moto X and Moto G, and today we get the goods. The company has made a few major ...

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    We're pretty much just a few hours away from Microsoft's official launch of Windows 10 to the public. We're talking about the desktop variant though, as the mobile version of Windows 10 is clearly still a product in development. We're sure that many of you are eagerly waiting for today to be over and get the goods, but it seems that Microsoft became impatient. Users have begun to report that Microsoft is already deploying Windows 10 to some lucky customers. It's hard to confirm what has determined that certain specific customers get the update today and not tomorrow. We assume that what ...

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    Apple has spent the last few weeks updating the beta releases for iOS 9, watchOS 2 and OS X El Capitan simultaneously. iOS 9 has seen most of feature updates on every beta release, but it seems that the reason for that is that OS X El Capitan was launched in a more complete manner since its first beta. Today we see Apple launch another beta for its desktop operating system, but this time we're taken by surprise. As opposed to previous beta updates, Apple has decided to launch beta 5 for OS X El Capitan on its own, and without the company of beta 5 for iOS 9 and watchOS 2. At the moment we ...

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    Watching T-Mobile's John Legere on video with company announcements is always a treat, not really because of the deals, but because of how he just loves to bash every competitor before delivering the news. That said, the last few deals offered by the T-Mobile haven't been bad at all. Mobile without borders is one of them, giving users the ability to roam freely across North America, but it seems that this was just part of the plan. T-Mobile has just announced a few deals that are exclusive for iPhone users, and these make a lot of sense given the current popularity of the device. To ...

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