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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    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 how Cortana has just launched in certain additional countries in Europe, and what the catch is, of course. Samsung follows as we learn about the company's plans to launch Lollipop on other Galaxy phones. HTC follows with a device under codename Hima, and that seems to be a flagship. Sony follows with the news of its odd underwater store. We end today's show talking about Samsung's specs for the Galaxy S6 according to benchmarks. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Cortana touches down in Continental Europe - Don’t expect Lollipop ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's latest app updates, and what changes are coming. Samsung follows as the company has already pushed Android 5.0 Lollipop to certain Galaxy S5 devices. Samsung follows as we learn that a corporate shakeup did happen, but at a different level. Apple follows as we learn that the company is considering virtual reality. We end today's show talking about Apple's plans to go back to a 4-inch iPhone next year. All this and more after the break. Stories: - This week’s Google app-update Wednesday is a big one - Samsung starts seeding Galaxy S5 ...

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    Microsoft is famous for being the king of enterprise, but the exception to that rule comes in the form of smartphones. The company has lost a ton of corporate customers to Apple and Google, mainly because of how long its taken the company to adopt corporate basics like VPN support on its Windows Phones. All those problems are solved now with Windows Phone 8.1, and it seems the company is about to land a big fish. Reports claim that BMW is about to make a dramatic overhaul to the smartphones that its employees use, and it seems that the company will go from the vintage Nokia Symbian ...

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    Apple has found a lot of success with the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, even though new rumors claim that the company might build a smaller phone next year as well. Apple's only problem with the launch of its smartphones this year, was being able to meet demand for the iPhone 6 Plus, something logical given Apple's skepticism to launch a phablet in the past. The good thing is that Cupertino already understood that there is significant demand for bigger iPhones, and it seems the company is already preparing for next year's demand. Reports claim that Apple is about to expand its ...

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    Samsung has been up to a lot of changes in order to make a comeback. Some of these changes include reducing its smartphone lineup to the bare essentials, something that we highly praise at a time when the Galaxy lineup has diluted more than the folks at Korea would like. There are some negative changes as well, mainly to do with the company downsizing its corporate structure, but it could just be that this is the beginning. New leaks show that Samsung is working on a couple of devices that are currently being dubbed the Samsung SM-E500F and SM-E700H. The report claims that both of these ...

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    Samsung's last few quarters haven't painted a pretty picture for investors. The company has failed to wow the world with devices like the Galaxy S5, barely reaching 60% of its sales goals, and placing even the company's CEO of Mobile in the short list for a pink slip. We recently learned that J.K. Shin will keep his job after all, but that doesn't mean that there won't be a corporate shakeup. The news are that Samsung is already sending out pink slips to numerous executives in lower positions, though by lower, we're talking directly bellow J.K. Shin. The report claims that vice presidents, ...

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    We all know that one size doesn't fit all, and Apple clearly knew that as well with the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Cupertino acknowledged early on that the market demanded a bigger iPhone, but it also knew that there was another crowd that demanded a phablet. Still, we know that there are people that value one-handed usability, and for them Apple decided to leave the aging iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, and it seems there are plans for that to continue. Reports claim that Apple is already working on building a new iPhone that retains the dimensions of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the progress of Android 5.0 Lollipop, the launch of Android 5.0.1 and where the rest of the devices stand. Then we talk about Motorola and how the 2013 Moto G is getting Lollipop. Motorola follows as we get new reports of a Droid phablet in the works. Samsung follows as we learn about the company's new Galaxy A7 and how thin it is. We end today's show talking about how SwiftKey has enabled Stephen Hawking to communicate. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google acknowledges carrier delays for Nexus and GPe device updates - GPe Sony ...

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    Some of you may not agree with the obsession of certain companies to make devices thinner and lighter. Thinness might not matter to all, but it's hard to ignore that some of the best selling smartphones in the world, are also the thinnest ones. You can also argue that the as phones continue to grow in size, a thin profile will improve your experience using it. All this said, what happens when a smartphone is so thin that it can't even fit a 3.5mm headphone jack? Oppo has decided to give Apple a run for its money with a smartphone that's a crazy 2mm thinner than the already thin iPhone 6. ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about how Windows Phone's growth over the next couple of years won't be significant. Then we talk about Samsung and how we might see a Galaxy S6 Edge in the near future. Then we talk about the Galaxy Note 4 and how Android 5.0 Lollipop was spotted running on one recently. Apple follows as we learn just how big that iPad Pro is going to be. We end today's show talking about how a Chinese OEM claims that the iPhone 6 is a rip-off of its design. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Windows Phones to double in the next 4 years, says analyst - ...

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    Apple is very famous for retaliating against any company that copies it's designs, and we have the extensive Apple Vs. Samsung trial to prove it. That said, it's extremely common for anyone to find Chinese rip-offs of any iPhone all around Asia. Isn't it odd that today we find news or a Chinese company claiming otherwise? Chinese smartphone maker Digione is claiming that the design of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are a copy of its existing design for a device under its 100+ brand in China. This device is a low-end $130 smartphone that's apparently been available for a while, even though ...

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    By now you all know that one of our favorite third-party keyboards on both iOS and Android is SwiftKey, not just for its text-prediction capabilities, but because it allows you type in up to three languages without having to swap keyboards. We're sure you also know that one of the smartest people in the world is theoretical physicist and author Stephen Hawking, and who suffers from a rare condition related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis that leaves him with extremely limited movement. For the longest time Professor Hawking has used a custom Intel computer and a voice synthesizer to ...

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    Samsung hasn't necessarily won much love lately with its speed at adopting new versions of Android. The company was last to serve KitKat to some of its flagships this year, and even then, the company chose not to upgrade its TouchWiz UI to resemble the newer Galaxy smartphones. Today things change a little as we find that LG is already serving Lollipop to some, so it's only logical that its worse rival does something about it. We've seen leaks of the Android 5.0 Lollipop running on the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5 already, and we also know details of the platform running on the Galaxy Note 3. ...

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    Microsoft hasn't really found the success that it aimed for with its Windows Phone platform. The company that once ruled the mobile space almost a decade ago has barely found a spot in third place after years of dramatic changes, and if you measure the difference between its current numbers and the second place (iOS), the future seems grim. If you're wondering how well will the platform perform over the next couple of years, the answer could be good or bad depending on how you see it. IDC has just provided its official numbers after a few little teasers we came across a few days ago. At ...

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    Apple's investment in bringing sapphire technology to the iPhone proves that the company is interested in improving the durability of its smartphone lineup. Surely the company's plans came to an abrupt after the whole GT Advanced fiasco, but that isn't the only case where we've seen Cupertino bet its cards on durability. You might remember that a few years ago, the company filed a patent that would make iPhones smarter in the event of a fall, and if you don't, there's some new light on the subject. Back in 2011 Apple filed a patent called “Protective mechanism for an electronic ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's decision to not change its mobile division. Then we talk about the Lumia 1030 leaks, and what specifications we might expect. Huawei follows as the company has nothing positive to say about about Windows Phone. Then it's HTC's turn as we go through the rumored specs of the HTC One M9. We end today's show talking about the Apple Watch, and how surveys tell us that people are willing to buy one. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Samsung decides to retain J.K. Shin as leader of mobile division - Possible Lumia 1030 leaked, ...

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    Google Glass hasn't necessarily taken the world by storm, and the reasons go beyond Google's price tag. People still debate if this is a product worth buying, and even worth using at times when the public has a hard time accepting that you permanently use a camera to face them. We've already heard that Google is pushing the launch of Google Glass until 2015, but the changes go beyond just changing the date. Sources familiar to the matter claim that Google is partnering with Intel and ditching the existing Texas Instruments processor that powers Google Glass. We don't hear any specifics as ...

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    Samsung hasn't really been celebrating these last couple of quarters when it comes to mobile sales. We've seen a significant slump in the company's leadership over the mobile market, and we've also seen that the company isn't really succeeding in its flagship smartphone lineup as well. We heard a few days ago that Samsung was planning to shake things up in its executive leadership, but it seems that Mobile was given a second chance. News are that Samsung has decided to retain J.K. Shin as the company's leader of its mobile division, and in that same fashion, B.K. Yoon remains the leader of ...

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    Smartwatches are still an unproven product, and the easiest way to tell is when you compare how little these sell when compared to basic fitness trackers. Companies like Pebble and Samsung have already been in the market for two years and have barely sold in the hundred thousands, so you'd wonder just how successful Apple can be with the Apple Watch. We recently learned that Analysts predict that at least 10% of iPhone users will buy an Apple Watch, and today, that number gets an extra pat in the back. A recent survey conducted to at least 4,000 people across the US, UK, India and China ...

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    Jailbreaking iOS products used to be extremely popular before iOS 4, and that was mainly because the functionality that iOS provided to users before then was extremely limited. If you wanted to do basics like multi-tasking, or even having a notifications tray, your only solution was to jailbreak. Today the Jailbreak community is much smaller than it used to be, again since iOS has matured over the years, but if you're still in the mood to stretch your iPhone's capabilities, there are some good news for you. TaiG has just released a jailbreak that supports pretty much every iOS product ...

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    One of the long-overdue updates for the Lumia brand is probably the most important. Just as we've seen the legacy of the Lumia 920/925 revived in the new Lumia 930 (Icon), we've spent the last couple of weeks wondering what the future of the successor to the Lumia 1020 will be. Surely updating the world's best smartphone camera isn't an easy job, but with rumors of the codename Lumia McLaren being canceled by Redmond, we were already beginning to worry. Today we find the first leaked photos of what we expect to be the Lumia 1030, and according to the source, there is more here than meets ...

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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 LG's recent executive changes, in addition to its current results. Then we talk about some of the recent possitive changes that the FCC will implement for mobile devices in the US. Google follows with the launch of the Nexus 6 Stand Folio Case for the Nexus 6. HTC then shows us that it can amend its mistakes with the Nexus 9. We end today's show talking about the Apple Watch, and the new changes Cupertino has brought to the website. All this and more after the break. Stories: - LG shuffles executives, new head of mobile appointed - Smartphones ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about a new OnePlus store, though it's not what you think. HP follows as we get a follow-up to the Slate 6 VoiceTab, and it actually looks good. Then we talk about Samsung and Oculus, as there seems to be more collaboration in the works. Then we talk about Microsoft as we learn about more Windows Phones in the pipeline. We end today's show talking about Twitter and some odd new app policies. All this and more after the break. Stories: - OnePlus opens brick and mortar store in Beijing - HP welcomes second-gen Slate 6 VoiceTab - Expect even more VR ...

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