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 it comes to choosing the right smartphone this year, companies like Samsung and LG could not have made it more complicated. Samsung and LG are both in very different stages with their respective flagship offerings. Last year Samsung was experimenting with metal and glass on the Galaxy S6, and LG decided to play it safe with the G4. Today the tables have turned. Samsung has now decided to refine what it started, while LG has decided to boldly go where no smartphone has gone in a while. As a result we’re left with a very difficult comparison since one product is naturally at a better ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent news regarding the hacked iPhone 5C in the FBI case. Then we discuss how Google might be considering Apple's code language for Android. The Samsung Galaxy S7 then takes the stage as we hear of Samsung's earnings thanks to its new flagship. HTC is next as we get new information that involves OIS on the selfie camera. We end today's show talking about the possible Moto X 2016 and a fingerprint scanner. All this and more after the break Stories: - Apple can rest easy: FBI hack won’t work on modern iPhone - Could Google be eying ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent announcement of the Huawei P9 and P9 Pus. Apple follows as it seems that the company is already running out of stock for the iPhone SE. Patens of a Samsung Gear Blink also made the feeds, and yes, it's as ridiculous as its name. Then we discuss some changes that could come to iOS and its App Store approach. We end today's show talking about the new HTC Camera teasers. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Huawei launches dual-Leica-camera P9 and P9 Plus - Apple seems to have missed iPhone SE demand - Patent and trademark ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the free Galaxy Game Pack available for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Then we discuss the recent trademark for the LG G5 SE. Foxconn follows as we learn why the company acquired Sharp. Amazon is next as we hear of what to expect from a new Kindle lineup to come. We end today's show talking about leaks of the iPhone 7 and its dual camera. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Free Galaxy Game Pack for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge gets fully detailed - LG G5 SE name trademarked, because why not? - Foxconn investing $1.8 billion for ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's current sales figures for the Galaxy S7. Then we talk about Samsung's foldable smartphone plans, which now seem to include a tablet. LG is next as the G5 controversy was recently addressed by the company. Then we talk about the iPhone SE and how much the device has sold since launch. We end today's show talking about the HTC 10, and how the company continues to tease what to expect. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Samsung said to have shipped 9.5 million Galaxy S7 units in just three weeks - Foldable 7 to 5-inch Samsung ...

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    In the honeymoon phase, first impressions are everything, but just like certain relationships are more complex, some smartphones should never be judged by just one video. The LG G5 is unlike any other smartphone we’ve reviewed in years. The last time modular design was popular was more than a decade ago with the COMPAQ iPAQ, and at a time when smartphones have begun to get boring, the G5 is a breath of fresh air. Instead of having to choose between great design or expandability, LG tries to solve both with the G5, and this is both good and bad. Watch our first impressions video as we go ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent deals that Motorola is offering, even if on April Fools. Then we discuss Sony and the sad news of some internal changes the company is going through. Then we hear of a new HTC 10 mini in the works very soon. Apple follows as more tear downs show us that the iPhone SE isn't easy to tear apart. We end today's show talking about the good and the bad from the LG G5 launch. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Motorola offers sweet new deals on second and third-gen X, Droid Turbo 2 for a few more hours - Sony US smartphone ...

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    Right after the UPS guy left yesterday, FedEx stopped by with another package I was eagerly anticipating. Yes, I was up at 3am pre-ordering this new iPad Pro, and no, I didn’t just do it for the review. I’ve spent two years waiting for this tablet, and it’s finally time to open it up. Apple ignored the 9.7-inch form factor that made its tablet lineup famous, in favor for a larger and more TV-like variant. It was only a matter of time before the company realized that standard sized iPads are always the way to go, and if you're willing to add some Pro features to it, it would just give ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's recent bug fixes with iOS 9.3.1. Then we talk about Samsung's recent issues with Soccer legend Pelé, as it seems the company used some deceiving marketing. Microsoft is next as we hear that Windows 10 Mobile is sadly not in the company's focus right now. Then we talk about the iPhone SE, and how a teardown reveals a lot of recycle in this device. We end today's show talking about the possible plans between Cyanogen, AT&T and ZTE to build a phone that doesn't need Google in the US. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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    Like that best friend you haven't seen all year, so is the UPS guy that brings your LG G5 to the front door. The LG G5 is definitely unlike any other smartphone we've seen this year. The company not only continues its legacy of expandability, but has done so in a design unlike any other that we've seen in the smartphone world to date. From addressing the horrible antenna lines we see everywhere else with a neat little trick we'll discuss later, to offering expandability in every dimension without compromising in design, and that dual camera at the back is something we can't wait to test. ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent news of Foxconn acquiring a fraction of Sharp. Then we discuss the iPhone SE as Apple seems to have sold decently so far. Apple follows as the company has just partnered with the MLB to make use of the iPad Pro. Then the HTC 10 follows as we can now use photos to compare color options. We end today's show talking about how LG is betting on a modular future. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Foxconn buys Sharp for a fraction of the price discussed just last month - Slice: iPhone SE sales, while small, continue Android ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about how the Justice Department finally decided to leave Apple without responsibility in the iPhone 5C vs FBI case. Apple then follows as the company has now pushed iOS 9.3 after some fixes needed. Then we talk about Instagram and how its polarizing changes have found a halt. T-Mobile follows with leaks regarding a possible data-sms only service. We end today's show talking about a NJ bill that could get you in trouble over walking and glancing at your phone. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Justice Department lets Apple off the hook: ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Casio Smart Outdoor watch, it's launch and pricing. Then we discuss the HTC 10 as we learn that there might be more than one variant. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active follows as we now see it listed in Samsung apps. Then we move the spotlight to the iPhone 7s analysts start predicting its design. We end today's show talking about the LG G5 and how the app drawer is making a comeback. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Casio Smart Outdoor Watch (WSD-F10) now at four sellers in all different colors - Entry-level HTC 10 variant could ...

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    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's flop with the launch of iOS 9.3. Then discussion shifts to Project Ara as Google has decided to bring it back from the dark. Then we hear of Google's possible YouTube Connect project in order to compete with Periscope. Samsung follows as we hear of the codename of the Galaxy S7 Active, bringing revealing details. We end today's show talking about the OnePlus 3 and its possible specs. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Apple slows iOS 9.3 release as it catches up to problems - All-new Project Ara website draws attention to ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent deals that Sprint is bringing to the LG G5. Then we discuss Verizon's plan to also make you consider the LG G5. Apple follows as the iPhone SE and iPad Pro pre-orders help us learn new things. The HTC 10 is next as some benchmarks show us that it's faster than expected. We end today's show talking about Samsung's patent for the a smartphone with a foldable display. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Sprint LG G5 promos and details come with lowest price so far - Verizon joins carriers offering free LG 360 CAM with G5 ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent round of layoffs that's coming to Pebble employees. Then we discuss the meaning of the name iPhone SE. Streaming music follows as we learn that even though it's defeating digital downloads, it isn't making more money. Then we discuss the new HTC 10 as we now get teasers of possible BoomSound speakers. We end today's show talking about the possible Samsung Galaxy S7 Active. All this and more after the break. Stories - Pebble preps for substantial layoffs: “money [in Silicon Valley] is pretty tight these days” - What the “SE” ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some of the extra deals you can find with the Apple Watch and the Surface Dock. Then we discuss the price points of the LG G5 friends. The 9.7-inch iPad Pro is next as we learn more on its differences with the larger iPad. Then we discuss the HTC 10 event, and how the company is handling it differently. We end today's show talking about the Samsung Galaxy Note 6, and when we can expect its launch. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Select Apple Watch models once again available at $100 off from Target and Best Buy - Surface Dock ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the possible iOS support for the Samsung Gear S2. Then we discuss some recent rumors from the HTC 10, that now point to its specs. LG is next as the Watch Urbane 2 returns to the AT&T store. Then we discuss some AT&T deals for the LG G5, one which even includes that new Watch Urbane 2. We end today's show talking about the iPhone SE, thew new 9.7-inch iPad Pro and every other thing Apple announced on today's event. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Finally, iOS support should be added to the Samsung Gear S2 this month - ...

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    We really don't want to bore you with a full "Apple Edition" of the Pocketnow Daily. Apple's March 21st event ended a few hours ago and we decided that it would be best if we made a separate video that focuses on Apple's announcements, and our first impressions. By now most of you know that Apple announced the new iPhone SE, in addition to a new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, along with a few other updates that should bring important improvements to existing products. Make sure you watch our first-impressions video to learn more.

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    In a quest for regaining the popularity it once had, Samsung has spent the last two years trying to re-invent itself. Internally dubbed as “Project Zero,” last year’s Galaxy S6 was all about starting again from scratch. The company was clearly paying attention to customer complaints over its choices of cheap plastic in hardware, the overbearing and clunky experience in its software, and the subpar results from its camera when compared to the likes of its major competitor, the iPhone. The main problem with the Galaxy S6 was that it became too much of an iPhone in the things we like ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the the recent deals for a Sony Xperia Z5 Compact in the US. Then we talk about the rumors of the Alcatel Idol Pro 4, and what specs we can expect. Apple's iPad Air 3 is next, or should we say iPad Pro mini, as we hear more of its specs and price tag. Then we discuss the iPhone SE, design and price points. We end today's show talking about the LG G5, the freebies, and when you can buy one. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Sony Xperia Z5 Compact further discounted to $400 at Best Buy and Amazon - Alcatel Idol Pro 4 with Windows 10 ...

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    Samsung’s website claims that one of the reasons to buy a Galaxy S7 edge is because hey - It’s a Galaxy. Because your phone should give you the freedom to do more. And it’s the least that it should do given the pretty penny you’re investing for one. But does it finally live up to all that marketing hype? Not sure if you've noticed, but every time that we've reviewed a Galaxy flagship, there was always something missing. The Galaxy S5 had expandable everything, but we hated it's cheap plastic. The Galaxy S6 brought amazing build quality, but then expandability took a back seat. ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Oppo R9 and Oppo R9 Plus announcement. Then we talk about the Nextbit Robin, and how the CDMA variant is pretty much a no-go. Samsung follows as the company's Music beta service is now live on the Google Play store. Google and T-Mobile are next as both companies have decided to bring some YouTube love to Binge On. We end today's show talking about the OLED iPhone rumors, in addition to the true owner of the iPhone leaks with antenna lines. All this and more after the break. Stories: - OPPO R9 and R9 Plus selfie flagships go official with ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Microsoft's Windows 10 Mobile update for existing devices in the market. Then we discuss the PlayStation VR, and when we can finally expect to get one, along with the price. Apple follows as we learn that the company might be able to beat market expectations one more time. While we discuss Apple, we also hear of possible 4K video recording to come on the iPhone SE. We end today's show talking about Android N multi-window support, and how floating windows might make the cut. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Microsoft Windows 10 ...

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