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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    Google's Chromecast continues to surprise us with the amount of things you can do for the $35 you invest in one. In addition to being able to transfer your consumed content from your Android and iOS devices to your TV, Google continues to evolve the concept with each software update it receives. Just weeks after Google announced that you will be able to mirror your display to your existing Chromecast back at Google I/O, the functionality has been pushed to devices today. This new feature is being dubbed "Cast Screen," and can be found in the navigation drawer of the Chromecast application. ...

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    Before Microsoft's acquisition, Nokia's mobile device division didn't become famous just because of the great flagship smartphones that it produced, but also because of the entry-level devices that were pushed at amazing price tags. Such is the case of the Lumia 630 that we recently reviewed, in addition to the Lumia 520 as well. Still, we've been following the rumors of the Lumia 530 for a couple of weeks now, and more details have emerged today. After seeing some of the renders of the Lumia 530 in previous leaks, today we see some real photos of the device leaked on Chinese social media. ...

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    Only days after the unboxing of Android Wear devices across the United States, it seems Google is hard at work in making these products as reliable as possible. The company pushed a software update to these devices a few days ago, and if you thought those minor bug fixes were all these devices needed, that's far from accurate. The company has just pushed yet another software update today dubbed KMV78X, and given the lack of details of what this update includes, speculation has begun. One of the biggest disappointments is that this software update apparently doesn't fix the paid apps bug ...

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    Most of the rumors that surround Apple lately have to do with the company's plans to build a wearable. We're still not sure that it'll be called the "iWatch," but we do know that the company has been hiring people from different sectors in health and fashion in order to build its first smartwatch. The sudden death of the Nike Fuelband has left a ton of very talented people available for such a task, and Apple is already taking action. Two former Nike Fuelband employees have just updated their LinkedIn profiles to confirm that they work for Apple. The two new Cupertino employees are Jon ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Sony's launch of the Xperia C3, and why we're not really surprised by this "selfie" phone. Microsoft rumors then tell us when we might expect Windows Phone 8.1 GDR 1. Ok Google gets better as there are new features reaching Google Now very soon according to reports. Apple follows as we get some iPhone 6 leaks from Spigen that are hard to not follow. We end today's show talking about the arrival of Android Wear products, and some of the first complaints. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Sony launches Xperia C3 smartphone in an ...

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    Android Wear devices are barely shipping for many customers at the moment, and if you thought that the Android hacking community was going to wait to get some work done, think again. The LG G Watch gets its first custom ROM today, and it might be worth considering for some of you. The custom ROM is being dubbed “Ghoma," and was created by famous Android hacker Jakeday. At the moment the improvements are minor, with only some battery life improvements, aside from claims that it reduces lag between the cards UI. Still, we have to remember that this is the first custom ROM for a product ...

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    If you're like us, you're already enjoying your unboxing experience with whichever Android Wear device you chose. Google's approach to wearables is currently gaining traction, and as such, finding compelling apps for these devices will be quite difficult for the next couple of weeks. That being said, there are some really neat apps already available, though it seems that Google is having some trouble allowing you to install them. A new bug that was reported over the weekend claims that early adopters of Android Wear devices are struggling to get paid applications installed on their ...

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    Case makers have been famous for getting an early look at what's to come from Cupertino in order to build compatible products. We've been bombarded with a ton of iPhone 6 cases and mock-ups over the last couple of weeks, and given their similarities, it's hard to deny that these could point to the final product we might see in September. Today, famous case maker Spigen has listed one of its compatible products for Apple's iPhone 6, which only gives the previous leaks an added level of credibility. Spigen published an Amazon listing for cases that are compatible with the iPhone 6 in 4.7 ...

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    It's hard to deny that every iPhone ever launched has gained a significant level of popularity. Apple may not sell most of the smartphones in the world, but with the amount of iPhones seen in the public these days, it's clear that Apple has a significant lead. If you're interested in seeing just how popular a device like the iPhone 5s is today, the numbers are in. ABI Research has just published its report for Q1 2014, and the firm is declaring the iPhone 5s as the most popular smartphone in the world for that quarter. Sadly the details as to how this ranking was determined are hard to ...

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    Microsoft may not be famous for its late announcement of Windows Phone 8.1, but the amount of features included were enough to justify its timing. Microsoft's new mobile operating system is finally on par with its leading competitors in almost every relevant feature, and it seems that the guys at Redmond are now focusing on speed when it comes to the major updates to Windows Phone 8.1. A couple of weeks ago, we reported that Windows Phone would receive two GDR updates in 2014, Windows Phone 8.1 GDR 1 happening in July and GDR 2 happening some time in November. Some new rumors have it that ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's launch of iOS 8 beta 3 to developers. AT&T then surprises us with an LG G3 + LG G Watch deal that's hard to refuse. Sony follows with a possible launch of the ultimate selfie phone tomorrow. Then we get some separate rumors of Android apps running on Windows Phone, aside from a Lumia Android phone in the works. We end today's show talking about a leaked video of an iPhone 6 sapphire display being tortured. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Apple launches iOS 8 beta 3 to developers - AT&T LG G3, G Watch sales getting ...

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    Now that Microsoft holds the reigns of Nokia's Mobile division, it's most-likely time to see how far the innovation of both companies can go. Last year we heard that Microsoft was working with Nokia on building two Lumia devices with a 3D Touch displays, and reports point to the company still working on the project. 3D Touch is actually not new, as we've seen how you can hover your hand over a Galaxy phone to get things done through Air Gesture. Still, Microsoft's approach is focused on the display itself, as we see with Wacom digitizers, and not really a proximity sensor gimmick. If you ...

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    Philips may not be a significant player in the west when it comes to its line of smartphones, but that doesn't mean that these aren't relevant. The company has a very significant market in Asia, and this is mainly due to the way its smartphones innovate, particularly in the battery sector. Today we get new details on a Philips I908, and it seems the company wants us to focus on how thin it is. The Philips i908 is apparently the smaller sibling of the recently-launched i928. Its specifications include a 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6592 octa-core processor, a 5-inch 1080p display, 2GB of RAM, and a ...

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    HTC continues to be its future on the mid-to-high tier of the smartphone market, and its latest quarter results show us that the strategy is working. The recent launch of the Desire 816 and Desire 610 show us a couple of products that, while mid-tier, are superior in quality when compared to the devices they compete with. Recently we learned that the company is adopting MediaTek processors for the future of that mid-tier offering, and it seems that future starts today. HTC has just launched the Desire 616 in Russia and parts of Asia, and the most interesting feature this device brings to ...

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    Apple's announcement of iOS 8 at WWDC 2014 was met with a lot of praise. Surely it looks like iOS 7 in every way, but this is the boldest change in functionality that we've seen Apple provide to its mobile operating system since iOS 5 three years ago. Even with the recent reports that iOS 8 beta 3 would not reach developers until tomorrow, June 8th, Apple has launched the update a day early, and the changes continue to be focused on bug fixes. Oddly the iOS 8 beta 3 release notes are not yet available, but it should be just a couple of hours for that to happen. We're currently downloading ...

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