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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    As much as the folks at Mountain View did their best in making Google Glass something cool to wear, we all know that the end result was far from positive. Many people debated if paying $1500 for a pair of unproven glasses was worth it, and those who did prove their bravery in the initial Explorer program, didn't like to be called "glassholes" at all. Google Glass was a true challenge for public etiquete, but the company has now come on record to confirm that the project is not done. Google's Eric Schmidt was recently interviewed by the Wall Street Journal on the topic, and he was clear ...

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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 the launch of Android Auto, and the way you can give it a try now. HTC follows as we learn of the new corporate shuffles that just happened. We then talk more about HTC and how the company is addressing the software issues on the One M9. Microsoft then takes the stage as we learn about USB Type-C for mobile. We end today's show talking about how Lenovo just leaked the second-generation Moto 360. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Android Auto now available if you’ve got the right hardware - HTC executives shuffled: Cher Wang takes ...

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    BlackPhone has a ton of good ideas up its sleeve. At a time when security has become important, it does make sense for an expert in the market to figure out a way to sell you a phone that can do it right. Sadly, even though our review of the first-generation BlackPhone showed us that you're getting a ton of added features for what you pay for, that's not necessarily the case once you have to actively use it. We've set a ton of expectations for the second-generation BlackPhone, which is now dubbed the BlackPhone BP2, and even the company's new tablet, the BlackPhone+. To our disappointment ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about T-Mobile's new strategy for Un-Carrier 9.0. The we talk about OnePlus, but this time, not necessarily about future smartphones. Pebble then takes the stage as we learn about how the company plans to innovate with watch straps. Google follows with some rumors that may lead to another LG Nexus product. We end today's show talking about all the Apple Store preparations for the Apple Watch to come. All this and more after the break. Stories: - T-Mobile will pay off your financed device if you jump carriers - Next OnePlus product sounds like some ...

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    Microsoft continues to shed more light on what to expect for Windows 10 on computers, tablets and smartphones during its WinHEC conference in China. We've heard that the computer variant of Windows 10 will bring more intuitive gestures on touchpads and touch screens for users, which is great news, but don't think that Windows 10 smartphones won't be getting some extra fun. Microsoft has just made it official that Windows 10 smartphones will support USB Type-C in addition to a ton of USB protocols that will allow users to enjoy services like USB Mass Storage. Services like USB Serial ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Microsoft's partnership with Xiaomi and Lenovo to build Windows 10 smartphones.OnePlus follows as the company plans to raise the price of tis smartphone. Then we talk about the new rumors of the HTC One M9+, in addition to the launch dates for the One M9. Huawei then takes the stage as we learn how disappointed they are in Android Wear. We end today's show talking about Tag Heuer and its plans to be a smartwatch, All this and more after the break. Stories: - Xiaomi and Lenovo are getting into Windows phones this year - OnePlus One gets an ...

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    As we get closer to the pre-order date for the Apple Watch, more details emerge on all the different policies that Apple will apply in order to get as many people as possible to test its new wearable. We've already learned that Apple has given second thoughts to requiring appointments from users, which is good news, but don't think that's all there is to it. Apple Store sources claim that employees continue to be trained on the Apple Watch and how to sell it, and among some of the policies recently discovered, there will be a time limit for users to give the Apple Watch a try. The source ...

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    Even with the recent launch delays for the HTC One M9 in Taiwan, the company has already committed to launch the device in the US at the same time as the Galaxy S6. In addition to this flagship, we've also heard a ton of rumors of a more powerful variant in the works. If sticking with the specs of the HTC One M9 spell compromise for you, let's talk about its more powerful sibling. So far we've talked about the HTC One M9 Plus as the new flagship to come from Taiwan, but rumors claim that the final name might be the HTC One M9+, something which resembles the old One X+ days. The source ...

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    Microsoft is gearing up for a big splash with Windows 10 this summer, up to the point where it won't only be free for existing paid users, but even those with pirated copies. It's clear that Microsoft wants to gain the same amount of mindshare that its operating system had a decade ago, and bold moves like these are necessary. Still, making it free is as important as making it desirable and easy to use, and in addition to the visual changes of Windows 10, we also get some gesture changes. In a session of today's WinHEC conference, Microsoft displayed the new touch gestures that will be ...

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    Apple is clearly on a mission to get its Apple Watch in the hands of millions of people, even if this is still a market in its rough infancy. Part of the strategy involves allowing users to give the product a try at Apple Stores, and we even hear that you won't need an appointment to do so. That being said, if you can't wait until April 10th for Apple Stores to get devices ready for user testing, you can at least choose which size is right for you today. First off, you'll need either an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch capable of running the latest version of the Apple Store app. Go into the ...

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    We've spent the last couple of years drooling over the idea of new smartphone form factors. Lately every single device we see is a just a typical flat slab, and even though some of these have gained some curves over time, it simply can't replace the era of experimentation that we saw before the birth of the first-generation iPhone. Even so, back when slide-out QWERTY keyboards were common, we rarely ever saw companies experiment with the old flip-phone design that became so popular in the early turn of the century. Palm did give it a try at some point, but we've wished to see this come to ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's recent fix to the memory leak on Android 5.1, and what this means for existing devices. Samsung follows as we learn of a possible date for its Orbis smartwatch. Apple then takes the stage as we hear rumors regarding how it plans to buy back old Android smartphones. Apple then continues, this time with its possible plan for the Apple TV in the future. We end today's show talking about Nintendo's wake up call, and when we can expect mobile games from the service. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google fixes the Android 5.1 ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the preview of Microsoft Office 2016 and Skype for Business. HTC then takes the stage, but for some sad news about the HTC One M9. Samsung follows as we learn about the possible launch date of the Galaxy S6 int he US. We also talk about Samsung's round smartwatch, and how it may even share internals with the Galaxy S6. We end today's show talking about the Apple Watch, and how surveys claim that it'll be acquired by more than just a few people. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Microsoft Office 2016 and Skype for Business previews ...

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    Microsoft has been hard at work at re-inventing itself, and among those changes, we've seen how the company has broadened its focus for one of its biggest assets, Microsoft Office. We've seen how the company has expanded the reach of these apps to now work on iOS and Android in a big way, and we've also seen its serious revamp to its Outlook email client. Still, that doesn't mean the company has ignored its core Windows business, and part of that vision comes with Microsoft Office 2016. Microsoft has just launched the preview for both Office 2016 and Skype for Business to the public. Keep ...

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    Even though wearables have to be desirable products first, it seems that only a few companies like Motorola have gotten the memo with products like the Moto 360. Still, with the insane disparity between Android sales and Android Wear sales, you'd wonder if any of these companies have done their homework well enough before product launch. Apple has done a lot of hard work in preparing the world for its Apple Watch, but just like with the original launch of the first iPad, most of us still wonder if people will be willing to pay for it, and so have some recent studies. A recent survey ...

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    Even though many of us are still skeptical about acquiring an Apple Watch when launched a few weeks from now, there should be others who already have their credit cards ready. For all the rest that still can't make up their minds, Apple decided to give you all the opportunity to set an appointment and test one out at your local Apple Store. Still, it seems that Cupertino is aware that the wearable market has been so sluggish over the last couple of years, and as such, has apparently decided to apply some desperate. Internal sources close to Apple's retail system claim that Apple Store ...

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    Even though many of us have waited for Android 5.0 Lollipop to reach our existing devices, there's also a significant amount of people that would rather stick with KitKat while Google fixes the memory leak that's plagued devices with app crashes. We were all expecting Android 5.1 to fix the problem, but it seems Google completely forgot to address the issue with the recent launch to some Nexus devices. The good news is that it seems you won't have to wait for Google to launch Android 5.2 for these issues to be fixed, but then again, that's no guarantee that you won't have to wait. Sources ...

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    We've been eagerly waiting for HTC's official launch of the One M9 ever since its recent announcement at MWC 2015. Our own Michael Fisher already spent a few days testing the device during our stay in Barcelona, and we even spent some time comparing it to the existing HTC One M8. We're still struggling to prove just how much the One M9 has matured when compared to its predecessor, mainly because its software wasn't final during our first look, but it seems there are more software issues than meet the eye. HTC was supposed to launch the One M9 today in its homeland, Taiwan, but instead of ...

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    I’ve spent the last couple of months debating if I should buy a Moto 360. It’s definitely one of the most beautiful pieces of hardware that I’ve seen over the last couple of months, and even after using the Gear Live for a few weeks, I simply can’t stop drooling over every Moto 360 that I see on the streets. I carry two phones with me all the time, one of these being mostly an iPhone, and the other being mostly an Android phone, so using Android Wear fits perfectly in my life style. The only reason why I didn’t pull the trigger on it in the past, is honestly because of Apple’s ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about LG's announcement regarding the G Flex 2's global launch. Sony follows as the company accidentally leaks the Xperia Z4 tablet. Qualcomm then takes the stage as it teases the Snapdragon 810 on the HTC One M9. We then talk about Apple, Samsung and LG, specifically on a deal recently struck regarding RAM improvements. We end today's show talking about Samsung and the first true leaked photos of the Galaxy S6. All this and more after the break. Stories: - LG announces G Flex 2 global rollout plans - Sony slips up and reveals Xperia Z4 tablet a few ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about LG's new promo video for the much-anticipated Watch Urbane. Apple follows as we learn the possible launch date for Apple Pay in Europe. Samsung then takes the stage as we learn the possible name of the Galaxy S Edge according to US carriers. HTC then becomes the focus of attention, this time because of some leaked videos of the HTC One M9. We end today's show talking about the new Pebble time and our first impressions. All this and more after the break. Stories: - LG shows off its first Watch Urbane video - Apple Pay could be ready for Europe ...

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    Microsoft's OneDrive is certainly not the most ubiquitous cloud storage service in the market, but it is one of the most affordable and feature packed options you can get. The folks at Redmond have focused in making it as available to other platforms as possible, since Microsoft is about more than just protecting its Windows business. Today the service gets some new enhancements that make it worthy of giving it a try if you haven't already. Microsoft has just launched its OneDrive API in a plan to give developers the liberty to take full advantage of all that OneDrive can do across ...

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    It' seems that LG got a very early memo on just how bad the original G Watch was designed. Not only was it the most basic Android Wear device launched, but also the less feature-packed product as well. We saw the company re-think things deeply with the G Watch R, one of our favorite Android Wear devices at the moment, but the LG Watch Urbane is a step even further. We've seen the LG Watch Urbane in photos, and we're definitely looking forward to having some fun with it at MWC 2015. Still, if you can't wait to get a quick glimpse of what the device is like, LG has just published the first ...

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    Samsung is clearly famous for playing the smartphone game as a worthy adversary, and as a worthy partner as well. On one hand, Samsung is Apple and LG's worse nightmare when it comes to market share competition, but on the other, Samsung is also their most important partner. We've seen Samsung's silicon chips all over its competing products, and the company has just landed some more. Samsung has just signed a major multibillion-dollar deal with both Apple and LG to supply them with RAM. The details of the deal don't really mention what type of RAM is being negotiated, but judging by the ...

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