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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    Even with the lack of success that companies like Google have found in wallet applications, that doesn't mean that these are giving up on this service. Apple's approach was different with PassBook where you can't really buy anything with it due to the lack of NFC capabilities on iPhones, but you can still store certain cards on it instead of having to carry them around. Amazon Wallet is a mix of these things as we saw on the Amazon Fire Phone, and this just became public for the rest of us. Amazon has just launched its Amazon Wallet service on the Google Play Store. This app won't allow ...

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    With rumors of HTC working on new categories like tablets and wearables, it's only a matter of time before more credible data surfaces. The company has found some new air with the launch of the HTC One (M8), so this would be the smartest time to expand its mindshare through other well-made products in different categories. The company has just launched an HTC Design video showcasing the mentality that drives the its design, and whether intentional or non intentional, the company seems to have just leaked its smartwatch. In the following video you can slide to the 35-second mark and notice ...

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    If you all remember, the launch of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c last year caught Apple with a little surprise. Tim Cook at some point admitted that he expected there to be a balanced demand for Apple's current iPhones, and instead, people went crazy for the iPhone 5s and nearly ignored the iPhone 5c. It took Apple months to be able to meet demand for the iPhone 5s, and reports claim that the company doesn't want to face these constraints with the iPhone 6. The Wall Street Journal claims that Apple is placing an order for a staggering 70 to 80 million units of the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch ...

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    Even though 7-inch tablets have gained a significant level of popularity these days, Apple sadly can't say the same about its iPad mini lineup. The original iPad mini disappointed many with its low-resolution display, and the iPad mini with Retina Display was sadly overshadowed by its bigger brother, the iPad Air. This year we're expecting some minor changes to the bigger iPad Air, but given the fact that this is the third cycle for the iPad mini, it's rumored to be due for a change. New rumors point to the iPad mini dropping a few millimeters in its thickness and being dubbed the iPad ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent leaks of the next-generation Moto G. Then we talk about HTC because there are new rumors that the company is building more than one tablet. The Galaxy Note 4 wows us next with some rumors of a metallic chassis, an OIS camera and a flexible display. Then Spotify makes some headlines as the company's CEO talks about the Apple+Beats deal. We end today's show talking about the iPhone 6 leaked images that show us what that glowing logo at the back might be for. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Motorola leak reveals possible ...

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    Microsoft's launch of Cortana on Windows Phone 8.1 has been met with much praise. Surely this is the first version of Cortana that many of you are experiencing, but in no way can this service be considered as a lesser product than the more mature services we find on iOS and Android. Still, the biggest problem with Cortana is that it's currently only available for Windows Phone 8.1 devices in the US, or at least was the problem, as it's about to change. Cortana's program manager Marcus Ash has just tweeted about the future of Cortana outside the US. He claims that unless something comes up, ...

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    ZTE hasn't necessarily been a blockbuster hit when it comes to the smartphones it has launched in the US, but that could be intentional. The company has focused on the mid-tier market with devices like the Nubia 5 or the Boost Max that we recently reviewed, and we doubt things will change any time soon after what we saw at ZTE's booth at MWC 2014. That said, the company is interested in growing in the US market, and some new leaks point to something new in the pipeline. Famous tipster @evleaks just landed an interesting tip of a ZTE phablet that's currently being tested on T-Mobile. You'll ...

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    One of the most anticipated smartphones of the year is Samsung's next iteration of the Galaxy Note lineup. Last year's Galaxy Note 3 received a lot of praise for its design and features, and the rumors of the future Galaxy Note 4 also point to something worth looking forward to. Still, if you thought that the rumored Samsung Galaxy F is the only device that Samsung plans to launch with a metal chassis this year, think again. New rumors claim that Samsung is considering a dramatic revamp for the Galaxy Note 4, and it actually makes sense if you remember how the company's CEO teased a ...

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    Apple's acquisition of Beats has a couple of industries speculating over what the future beholds. Beats was not just in the business of selling fashionable headphones, but also in the business of music streaming, so we do understand Apple's desire in snatching such a unique company in order to boost its current offerings. If you're wondering what competitors are thinking about this whole business transaction, let's go through a recent interview with Spotify's CEO. Daniel Ek, the CEO and co-founder of the streaming music giant Spotify was recently interviewed for Fortune's Brainstorm ...

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    We've ran across a couple of interesting leaks regarding the iPhone 6 over the last couple of weeks. Some of these show us an iPhone 6 with the rear Apple logo cut out in order to allow the rumored NFC antenna to not be affected, and others point to this logo lighting up like we currently see on Apple's MacBook line-up. But what if both of these rumors were actually true, and even more important, what if that logo doesn't just light up for the fun of it? Some new trusted sources have now leaked some new photos that show us the iPhone 6 back assembly ready to allow for the logo to glow. The ...

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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 the recent update to fix the Wi-Fi issues of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. Then we talk about how the EU is complaining about in-app purchase policies in Google Play and the iOS App Store, and what these companies are doing. Then we go through Samsung's Z Tizen smartphone, and what we can expect from its future. Samsung follows as we see the new reports of Galaxy Tab S devices melting down. We end today's show with Google's complaints of Samsung's smartwatch efforts. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Microsoft Surface Pro 3 update ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the death of the Nokia X, and the Microsoft layovers that just got announced. LG follows with its launch of the G3 Beat for the younger crowd. Samsung then surprises us with some rumors of a UV Sensor on the Galaxy Note 4. Then Apple takes the stage with some iPhone 6 camera and battery rumors. We end today's show talking about Tim Cook, and how he thinks you should use an iPad. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Microsoft to repurpose planned Nokia X Androids as WP models - LG announces G3 Beat, flagship phone’s younger brother  ...

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    It's only been a few weeks since we reported that Microsoft had acknowledged that the Surface Pro 3 was giving customers issues with Wi-Fi connectivity. If you remember, users were complaining about the Wi-Fi drivers completely disappearing after the Surface Pro 3 returned from sleep. Surely you could fix the issue by resetting your Surface, but that doesn't change the fact that it was an annoying procedure, and one that Microsoft hopes to fix today. The company has just released the System Firmware Update 7/16/2014 for the Surface Pro 3. In addition to some other bug fixes and system ...

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    Amazon's Instant Video service has a fair level of advantages and disadvantages. If you're a Prime customer, you have an incredible amount of titles that are free for you to watch, and you can always pay for the ones that aren't. The biggest disadvantage is that Amazon had locked this service for Smart TVs, Kindle Tablets and iOS. You could get this service working on Android, but the walk around was too frustrating to not prefer a free month of Netflix. Luckily it seems that Amazon has smelled the coffee, and this problem should be fixed soon. Amazon Marketing Director Russell Morris ...

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