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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    Many of us wondered what the whole big deal was with yesterday's announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. Surely it does have a metal trim and some decent specifications, but that octa-core chip that was announced in the spec sheet was actually not just any Samsung chip. The Korean giant has just announced what makes this octa-core processor so special, and the information is quite revealing. The new Exynos 5430 octa-core processor that powers the Galaxy Alpha is the first to be based on the 20nm HKMG process. This new chip is equipped with four Cortex-A15 cores clocked at 1.8GHz and ...

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    Rumors claim that Apple's manufacturing partners are already in the final validation stages for mass production of the iPhone 6. It would be safe to say that whatever leaks come next of any iPhone 6 component will be part of the final production units that customers will see at some point in September. Today we see a new batch of these components, and the leaker was nice enough to carry a good camera along. These recently leaked photos show us high-quality imagery of the iPhone 6's front panel in both front and back, and also some of the buttons. If you had any doubts about the rumored ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about HTC's decision to make some of its services available to other Android phones, like Zoe for example. Nokia follows as we get some more details on the Lumia 830, and how it will fit with different carriers. Motorola is next as we get some interesting details on how the battery on the Moto 360 will be superior than its competitors. Then we talk about the Google Nexus 6, and how the specifications might not be so bad. We end today's show talking about Samsung and its launch of the Galaxy Alpha. All this and more after the break. Stories: - HTC ...

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    As popular as YouTube is today, there are some caveats to the way the service works. You can only watch videos while online, these require chunks of data, and at times when data plans aren't cheap nor unlimited, it would be great to download a couple of videos over WiFi before hitting the road. Google has offered to bring this service offline to its YouTube application for a while now, but even today, all we get is more teasers. Google has recently updated its YouTube application for Android on the Google Play Store, and if you look closely, you'll notice that the screenshots provided ...

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    Samsung's launch of the Galaxy S5 LTE-A has made a lot of Galaxy S5 customers confused. We've covered the differences between the LTE-A and the standard Galaxy S5 extensively, and many wonder why Samsung would leave features like a 2K display out of the final product that's being sold in the US. Samsung initially confirmed that it would leave this LTE-A variant for the Korean market, but new rumors seem to point otherwise. The user manual of the Samsung SM-G901F for the EU has been leaked, and everything seems to point to this device being an LTE-A Galaxy S5. Now that said, this is not the ...

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    It's only natural that companies look for ways to get rid of some extra products in stock before the launch of whatever products come next. If you were wondering if Apple is really launching new iPads and iPhones in the next couple of weeks, AT&T has just proven that it is, as the company is now offering some enticing deals for existing Apple products. If you need a new iPad right now, and can't wait for the newer models to launch, AT&T could be the place to go, though there's a catch. AT&T is offering $200 off the purchase of a cellular iPad, but if you purchase an iPhone 5s ...

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    Microsoft has already given us a couple of teasers on what to expect for its IFA press event in Berlin. Yes, we are expecting the rumored Lumia 730 selfie phone, but another device in our radar is the Lumia 830. It's easy to assume that this is just the evolution to Nokia's mid-tier Lumia 820 from two years ago, but recent reports claimed that it was no slouch, and today's batch of rumors talks about more than one device. Sources claim that the Lumia 830 will not be a Verizon exclusive, but it will be a different device for each US carrier it launches on. The device will apparently be sold ...

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    We're just a couple of weeks away from the rumored Apple event where the company is supposed to unveil its latest and greatest iPhone 6, or at least one of them. As such, we have a ton of conflicting rumors regarding the final details in the device's design, and the stage at which it currently is in its manufacturing process. Rumors point to the device hitting store shelves on September 19th, and judging by some of the latest reports, that might be right. Asian sources claim that the iPhone 6 is currently hitting its "product validation testing." This is the last test before the device ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about how Cyanogen Inc reacts to some OnePlus ads. Samsung follows as we talk about the company's spending cuts after disappointing results. Nokia then takes the stage as the Lumia 830 is rumored to have a flagship camera on mid-tier specs. Then it's Apple's turn as the iPad is rumored to get some cool screen technology. We end today's show talking about the Motorola Google Nexus 6 and some underwhelming specifications. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Cyanogen Inc. clashes with OnePlus over treatment of women - Samsung pursues spending ...

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    The only thing smarter than a voice assistant is having it be able to control more than just your phone. Home automation is clearly part one of Google's major plans for the future when acquiring a company like Nest, but it's hard to predict how far away that project is. A company that's already hard at work on a finalized product is Microsoft, and rumors even talk about Cortana being part of the deal. Microsoft Asia is reportedly working with an un-named, multi-national smart home giant on bringing us some voice-controled home automation. The report claims that Microsoft is working hard on ...

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    Sony is just a couple of weeks away from its event at IFA in Berlin, and the rumors continue to spike on what to expect. We've heard details of a Sony Xperia Z3 Compact in the works, along with a Sony Xperia tablet also in plans, but the hottest rumors fall around the flagship Xperia Z3, and today we get a couple of extra rumors that give the reported specifications some credibility. GFXBench has already published the specifications of the Sony Xperia Z3, and these all match the existing rumors on what we can expect. We're talking about a 5.15-inch 1080p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 ...

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    Even though Huawei is still many steps away from being popular in the United States, the company is huge in Asia, and it's also gaining a lot of traction in emerging markets like Latin America. We've seen some interesting innovations from this company in every tradeshow that we cover, and we know that IFA is the company's next frontier. It seems that Huawei has already begun to tease what we should expect to see at its IFA event, and there's nothing small about these rumors. Huawei's press event will happen on September 4th, and the press invitations show us a seven being drawn with the ...

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    Apple hasn't found the success it's been looking for with its iPad lineup. These are still the best selling tablets in the world, but they've failed to meet Apple's sales expectations over the last couple of quarters. The company is faced with a tough challenge this year in finding ways to differentiate its beloved tablet, and rumors point to how the company plans to do so. Reports claim that Apple will include a new "anti-reflection coating" in order to give users a better reading experience. Amazon has been mocking the iPad through its ads for years because of how cumbersome it is to ...

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    HealthKit was one of the biggest rumors before its announcement at WWDC 2014, and at the same time it's also been one of the major gray areas for the official launch later this year. This is a major area of opportunity, but we haven't really seen any practical use for the service since Apple hasn't really announced a wearable that can track your data. We do know that Apple will try to sell this service to the health sector in various ways, and it seems some work has been done already. New reports claim that Apple is already in talks with major healthcare providers in order to find ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Microsoft's teaser for its IFA presentation. HTC follows as we get some more details on the One M8 for Windows. Apple then underwhelms with more details on the front panel of the iPhone 6 and the Apple logo. Samsung then takes the stage with more details on the Galaxy Alpha. We end today's show talking about the Galaxy Note 4, and all the new leaks we've discovered. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Microsoft IFA invite feels like a possible Lumia 730 teaser - HTC One M8 for Windows hardware rumors confirm expectations - iPhone 6 ...

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