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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    When choosing your next smartphone, some argue that pure Android is the way to go. The question is if following an ideal is really better than everything else? By now, most of the world already knows about Samsung’s new Galaxy. The company does a tremendous job at marketing its flagships, and our reviews prove that this year, marketing isn’t the only good thing about this phone. By contrast Google is at the opposite end of the Marketing food chain, but at least among geeks, the cult following behind a pure Android experience is strong. Today we decided to test what it was like to live ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some new deals with the LG G5 where you can get a dual-SIM unlocked model for a good price. Then we discuss the Garmin Vivomove, as we see the company's new push to fitness trackers. The Samsung Galaxy Note 6 follows as some new spec tips hint to monster specs. Then we discuss some of the new patents for new tips for the Apple Pencil. We end today's show talking about how Time has named the iPhone as the most influential gadget ever. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Unlocked dual SIM LG G5 is on sale at $575 with top-rated eBay ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the some of the new Nexbit Robin deals. Then we talk about the OnePlus 3 specs and its possible price tag. Then we discuss the possible HTC smartwatch, and a rumored launched date. Tim Cook follows with some of his thoughts on the recent quarter, even if other rumors claim otherwise. We end today's show talking about the iPhone 7 and the possible headphone jack making the cut. All this and more after the break. Stories: - You have a week to get the Nextbit Robin on Amazon for $299 - OnePlus 3 with 4GB RAM expected to cost less than OnePlus 2 ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Amazon Fire deals, and which ones are the best options. Then we talk about the Oculus Rift, which just reached doorsteps and certain retailers. Sony follows as the company just decided to patent another option for smart contact lenses. Then we talk about the Galaxy Note 6 and some of the rumors that point to USB type C. We end today's show talking about LG's new fingerprint-capable display. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Amazon Fire on fire with series of discounts - Oculus Rift hits the marketplace: Best Buy, Microsoft, ...

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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 discuss the recent deals for the Exynos Galaxy S7 variant. Then we discuss Motorola's May 17 event in India. We then talk about the recent progress of roaming chargers in Europe. The Google Nexus 6P follows as we learn that it might get a spec upgrade soon. We end today's show talking about the recent pre-order details and deals for the HTC 10. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Galaxy S7 eBay deal has new factory-unlocked models for just $560 - Motorola slates mystery event for May 17 in India, Moto G4 or new Moto E incoming - Using a ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's recent changes to its store, where we no longer see products like the Nexus 9. Then we talk about some of the recent Sony quarter results, and what these mean. LG follows as we notice smartphone losses as well. The HTC Nexus smartphones then make the cut as we get more details on code names. We end today's show talking about a possible iPhone Pro in the works. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google no longer selling Nexus tablets, as Nexus 9 leaves the Google Store - Smartphone sales slump can’t stop Sony from crushing ...

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    Doing a video about VR is complicated in its own way, but when you talk about the HTC Vive, well, one video might not be enough. Just like in the case of the average gaming computer, there is nothing simple about the HTC Vive. The Fedex guy needed a trolley to drag the box to my doorstep, not because it’s heavy, but because it’s huge. Cutting through the external cardboard, you’re greeted with a large dark package that’s held in place by foam and plastic protection. The added padding padding may seem to be overkill, but it starts making sense when you dig within. The Vive’s box ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent Sony Xperia X pre-orders in the UK. Then Microsoft follows as the company reaffirms that it is committed to Windows 10 Mobile, again. We even hear about the possibility of a Surface Phone for early next year, yes, again. Nintendo follows as there is talks about two new mobile games coming soon. Then we discuss the recent leaks of a possible Gear Fit, in addition to some IonX earbuds. We end today's show talking about the new Moto X by Lenovo, and its possible specs. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Amazon UK has Sony ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some extra deals for the Moto 360 Sport, in addition to the Asus ZenWatch. Then we talk about Google's new MODE straps fro Android Wear. HTC then surprises us with the new One S9. Then we hear more specs detailed for the OnePlus 3. We end today's show talking about Apple's quarter results, and how the iPhone has finally become a victim. All this and more after the break. Stories: - $200 Moto 360 Sport now sold with free $50 gift card, Asus ZenWatch again just $100 - Google makes changing smartwatch bands as easy as swapping watchfaces with new ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the some of the new deals for the Moto 360 Sport. Then we discuss the Samsung Gear S3, as the device is slated for a close event, and we should expect some fashion partnerships. Then we talk about the Google Play Store and how it might extend to Chrome OS. The Apple Watch follows as we hear of a possible cellular radio making the cut. We end today's show talking about the iPhone 7 and the possibility of waterproofing. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Moto 360 Sport discounted to $200 stateside, headed for India this week - Samsung ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some of the recent software updates that have reached certain Android smartphones. Apple and Samsung follow as we learn about US activations and marketshare. Then we discuss the iPhone SE, as it seems to be making a statement in China. Then we talk about the iPhone 8, as it seems that the naming scheme is gonna change. We end today's show talking about the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 and its battery specs. All this and more after the break. Stories: - AT&T LG V10, Sprint Galaxy Note Edge and S5 Sport all jump on the Marshmallow bandwagon - Apple ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Acer's new product announcements, which include a ver interesting surface-like tablet. Then we discuss the Samsung Gear 360, and the current price points being offered. Walmart follows as the company surprises everyone with a new Walmart Pay. Then we talk Motorola, mainly because we hear of the possible new Moto X in the works. We end today's show talking about Microsoft's quarter results, which include good Surface results, and bad Lumia performance. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Acer Switch Alpha 12 convertible tablet ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new "Vibrant" Gorilla Glass technology. Then we discuss some of the Google Camera enhancements that just reached everyone. Apple then follows with a new MacBook and some iterative updates. We then hear about some new HDR display enhancements that might reach the Sony Xperia X Premium. We end today's show talking about Samsung's work in developing larger camera sensors for its Galaxy smartphone lineup. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Vibrant Gorilla Glass may change the look of glass-encased phones - Google Camera as seen on ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new Amazon Alexa-capable smartwatch that just started a campaign. Then we talk about Apple's confirmation of when we can expect WWDC 2016. The extended battery strap for the Apple Watch follows with some bad news. Then we focus on the next-generation Moto G that just reached leaks. We end today's show talking about LG's launch of the Friends for the LG G5. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Amazon Alexa comes to smartwatches with new crowdfunding project - Apple has just let the secret slip about WWDC 2016 dates - Dream of Apple ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the possible changes to reach Amazon Prime in its subscription mode. Then we talk about how Google might improve its VR adoption with Android N. Some of the rumors for the specs of the Galaxy Note 6 also emerge. The iPhone 7s follows as we hear of a possible glass-on-glass design. We end today's show talking about the possible design of a Nexus and HTC 10 look alike. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Amazon Prime monthly subscriptions launch on their own - Android N signs point to enhanced stock virtual reality capabilities - ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the use of Android Pay in Verizon, and the new strategy to get more customers. HTC is next as we hear that the AirPlay functionality just reached legacy devices. Huawei follows as the company has just launched a new VR headset that reminds us of what we see from LG. Then we talk about Apple and Samsung, as it seems the iPhone 7 OLED plans are still int he works. We end today's show talking about the Galaxy Note 6 and what to expect for Europe. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Use Android Pay on Verizon and you’ll get 2GB of data ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new Google Calendar update, and how it'll help you reach goals. Then we discuss Google's new Live Cases for its Nexus lineup. Then we talk OS X as we hear that Apple might change the name to just macOS. Then it's all about the Huawei 7P, and how it could be a future Nexus product. We end today's show talking about how the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge continue to be praised. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google Calendar can now help Android and iPhone users achieve their goals - Google opens up sales for custom Nexus Live ...

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    There’s no such thing as the perfect smartphone. Even if a company were to stack its latest flagship with all the hardware that today’s technology can offer, it doesn’t guarantee that it’ll serve everyone the same purpose. Fact of the matter is that even perfection is subjective, as my needs are definitely different to your needs. Still, HTC has decided that it wants to launch a perfect 10. During our briefing, one of the masterminds behind the new flagship told us how important this smartphone is to them. It’s not just about rescuing a company that’s been struggling to achieve ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the launch of the new Kindle Oasis. Then we discuss some of the new enhancements reaching USB Type C. Android N follows as the new developer preview now brings bug fixes, Vulkan, and more. Then we talk about AT&T and some odd developments with the HTC 10. We end today's show talking about the recent leaks of the iPhone 7. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Super-thin Amazon Kindle Oasis launches with its own charging cover - USB type-C gains ability to securely verify certified cables and devices - Android N developer preview ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about how LG's Friends are now open for third-parties. Then we talk about some recent changes that Google brings to its accessibility features. Samsung follows as the company teases the future number of Android N in a leak. Then we get details on the Snapdragon 823, and when we can expect it. We end today's show talking about the HTC 10, its pre-orders, and our first impressions. All this and more after the break. Stories: - LG invites developers to create their own G5 add-on modules (with a catch or two) - Android goes hands-free as Google opens ...

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    The year for me was 2001. I was just 21 years old and had just gotten promoted to the job of my dreams! As Operations Chief I would be in charge of managing a fleet of 12 aircraft, and I was so excited and scared at the same time. In this job you just couldn’t make mistakes, and I needed a tool to ensure I never forgot anything, and had computing power for quick calculations on the go. You might not remember this, but laptops back then were huge, and a new product was just surging to rescue people in need of mobile power - the PDA. A company you might remember as Palm owned the market ...

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    According to HTC, smartphones reached an inflection point about two years ago. Innovation is somewhat dead, and it wants to battle that with this year’s flagship. according to the company, 10 is a magical number. It represents the perfect score. The number used by the best soccer players, and more. 10 is about perfection, and that´s what the company sought out with the HTC 10. During our recent briefing the company explained how its new flagship may look similar to past iterations, but is far from it. Watch our full hands-on video as we discuss more.

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about one of the best deals for a smartwatch on eBay at the moment. Then we discuss the Apple Watch 2, mainly regarding rumors and a possible change in design. Then we focus on the HTC 10 Lifestyle, another unit we could probably look forward to tomorrow. The new Amazon Kindle follows as we hear that this new e-reader being dubbed "Oasis" will be incredibly thin. We end today's show talking about the Samsung Galaxy Note 6, and the possible Iris Scanner that might make the cut. All this and more after the break. Stories: - The ultimate Android Wear ...

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    Back in February when we were briefed by LG, the company claimed the main inspiration for the G5 was, quote on quote "to wake up our play instinct" and end the boredom surrounding smartphones lately. The era of experimentation ended in 2007, and the market is currently in desperate need for a shake up. Whether LG has achieved that goal has been a major topic for debate and controversy over the last few weeks, and it's now time to reach our final thoughts and conclusions. Innovation is hard to come by these days. Ever since the first iPhone launch, competitors have stopped experimenting, ...

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