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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    At this point in time when we're reportedly very close to Apple's iPhone announcement, any debate of less or more products does make us skeptical. We've followed the reports of an iPhone mini and of an iPhone 6c for a while now, and even those rumors died out weeks ago. That said, Apple is known for being unpredictable, so we can't just ignore rumors of yet another device. Trusted sources from within Foxconn claim that Apple is also building a 5-inch iPhone for a launch along with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. We do see that this device might sport a 5-inch 1080p display, but the rumor ...

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    There are surveys that claim that Apple Music was up to a good start, and we even heard some solid data from the company's SVP of Internet Services recently. The question left on the table is if Apple Music will continue with its trend, or whither down when the trial period ends next month. New surveys claim that things aren't going too well. A new study from MusicWatch has surveyed 5,000 U.S. customers between the ages of 13 or higher, and the results were rather under whelming. 48% of Apple Music users claim they no longer use the service, and 61% have already disabled the auto-renew ...

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    We recently heard that the Apple will announce the iPhone 6s on September 9, a date that makes a lot of sense given Apple's track record. Then we heard separate rumors that Best Buy will be adopting AppleCare+ for the sale of the iPhone 6s starting September 18. That later date gave us a good hint on the launch date, but today we get more confirmation on the topic. It seems that all major German carriers have confirmed that they're already making preparations for an iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus launch on September 18 as well. Given the volume of iPhone sales in the country, it makes sense ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's confirmation that the 128GB Galaxy Note 5 isn't going to happen. Then we talk about the LG Nexus leaks, as we now see it in photos. Then we focus on the Huawei Nexus, and some of the new renders that have just emerged. Then it's all about the iPhone 6s, and some benchmarks that even blow the Galaxy S6 out of the water in certain areas, not all. We end today's show talking about Android 6.0 Marshmallow. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Samsung admits 128GB Galaxy Note 5 listings were in error - Hands-on LG Nexus phone ...

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    We've been hearing about a possible Microsoft Surface Phone for nearly three years now. With all the recent changes that have happened in Microsoft, it's even harder to believe that this phone will happen now. That said, it could be that the company is still considering it, and today we learn about its specs. It seems that this Microsoft Surface Phone is known by the codename of project Project Juggernaut Alpha, which matches the previous leaks we heard a couple of years ago. If true we're seeing a spec sheet that's rather powerful with a 5.5-inch AMOLED display of 1440×2560 16:9 ...

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    Meizu has been rather busy lately by launching a few good looking offerings. The company just recently made its Meizu MX5 official for those in search of good looks on a tight budget, but we also heard that the company was just getting started. We also heard that Meizu wanted to bring us a more powerful sibling with a similar design, and today we learn more. Today we land a few leaks of the Meizu MX5 Pro Plus, and  if the reports are correct, we're talking about a very powerful smartphone. First of all we hear that the device will be powered by the Samsung Exynos 7420 processor, which is ...

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    Even though Qualcomm has done a very good job at innovating in the mobile processor business, it seems that its own partners want a piece of the pie. Samsung is one of the first with its Exynos processors, but we've also seen Apple and Huawei follow the trend as well. LG gave it a try in the past and didn't succeed at all due to overheating, but it seems that things that it won't give up. Today we find some leaked benchmarks of the LG NUCLUN 2 processor, and it seems that LG is after competing with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810, and Samsung's Exynos 7420. Specs reveal that it'll be an ...

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    Apple isn't only famous for its gadgets, but also for its customer service. The Apple Store Genius Bar is well known for helping consumers address problems, even for Apple products that were built a decade ago. The same goes AppleCare+, Cupertino's extended warranty service, which we now hear will extend its availability as well. It seems that Apple and BestBuy have just partnered to sell AppleCare+ on Best Buy stores starting September 14th, which is apparently just ahead of the launch of the iPhone 6s. These news are rather weird though, as Best Buy is notorious for offering its own ...

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    Even though Apple has never been famous for wanting to start a spec race with any competitor, the company did pioneer certain technologies that Android OEMs are still in the process of adopting. 64-bit processors would be a clear example of this, but we still debate how well Apple takes advantage of features like this one in particular. Many of us are curious as to how Apple plans to address this with the iPhone 6s, and today we learn more about it. It seems that an iPhone 6s prototype was recently benchmarked by Geekbench, and even if this is not a final product, it does provide some ...

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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 good and bad news about the Galaxy Note 5 in its retail options. then we talk about iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan and a few of new tricks up its sleeve. Lenovo and Motorola follow with some sad job cuts. Then we talk about some of the leaks of the LG Nexus. We end today's show talking about Samsung's recent promo of the Gear S2. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Samsung appears to also have a 128GB edition of the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ - Don’t expect the Galaxy Note 5 in the UK any time soon - iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan ...

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    Even though Apple has seen a lot of success lately with the iPhone, the iPad has been a different story. iPad sales have been on decline for the last couple of quarters, making us wonder what Apple will do next. We thought Cupertino would come up with new consumer-oriented ideas, but instead we see a focus on business. An extensive article by The Wall Street Journal claims that Apple has partnered with as many as 40 tech companies in order to help raise the popularity of the iPad in business. Apple has partnered with small companies like Xero, Revel Systems and ServiceMax to collaborate on ...

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    Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about HTC’s confirmation on how many jobs will be cut. Then we talk about LG and how its new music service might bring HI-FI. We then cover everything that happened at Samsung's unpacked event, starting with the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and the Galaxy Note 5. Then we talk about Samsung Pay and how it differentiates as well. We en today's show talking about Samsung's Gear S2 teaser for an IFA launch. All this and more after the break. Stories: - HTC shares details on scope of job cuts - LG music service brings HI-FI content to select premium smartphone ...

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    After Apple had Siri abandoned for years since the departure of Scott Forstall, iOS 9 has changed that dramatically. Siri has mimicked Google Now's functionality of proactively suggesting content even before you ask for it. Now this wouldn't be Apple if it would just copy what Google does, and today we see some innovation to come. Apple hasn't made any noise, but we just learned that theres a nifty flight tracking service available for iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan. Yes, we know that Cortana and Google Now can already track flights, but Apple's service doesn't just provide timely information ...

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    Apple has allowed users to install Windows on the Mac for years now, through a service called Boot Camp. This allows you to dual boot Windows when needed, and the experience is rather pleasant, given how simple it is to make a Mac feel like if was made to run Windows. Each new version of Windows requires an update to the service, and Apple has corresponded today. Apple has just launched Boot Camp 6, an update that now supports Windows 10 to run on the Mac. Boot Camp 6 also provides updates to Apple's drivers, which will allow Windows 10 to support additional Mac features features like USB ...

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    Samsung's launch o the Galaxy Note 5 has proven to be a significant departure from any Galaxy Note in the past. That smartphone lineup that was once known for a powerhouse without compromise has now been retooled to be more of an elegant piece of technology. That said, it seems that design isn't the only major change with this lineup. It seems that Samsung representatives in London have confirmed that there are no plans to launch the Galaxy Note 5 in the UK. To provide some context, we did hear some rumors that Samsung would limit the launch of the Galaxy Note 5, and focus more on the ...

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    Even though Samsung made a big deal about Samsung Pay back at the Galaxy S6 launch at MWC, the company was clear that it was still a work in progress. At a time when Google continues to scramble with the topic, and while Apple is slowly growing with Apple Pay, Samsung spent way too long in pushing this technology to the market. Samsung's Unpacked is currently live, and Samsung Pay was given the same importance as the hardware announced. Samsung has just confirmed that Samsung Pay hits Korea on August 20, and then in the US on September 28. You could say this is a rip off of Apple Pay, but ...

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    Yes, we know, it's been almost a month since Microsoft launched a new build for Windows 10 Mobile. It makes all the sense in the world though as the company had all its major players focused on launching the desktop version of Windows 10 to the masses. Now that all that is set and done, Microsoft responds with a major leap. Windows 10 Mobile grows up from build 10166 to build 10512 as of today for those insiders on the fast ring. The amount of changes in features isn't as large as the company's focus making things work. Previous rumors claimed that this build will be mostly about ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Qualcomm's next batch of Snapdragon processors. Then we talk about Microsoft and the leaks of a Lumia 830 reaching end of life. Then we talk about the Samsung Gear A and how many models we have to expect. LG and Huawei follow as we hear about the hardware of the future Nexus devices. We end today's show talking about Force Touch on the iPhone 6s and its added functionality. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Qualcomm shares Snapdragon 820 features, offers ETA on first 820-based devices - Microsoft leak reveals plans to retire Lumia ...

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    Huawei has been gearing up for some important announcements in the next few days. So far we heard rumors of a China event for the announcement of the Honor 7i on August 20, but we also knew that the company would not let IFA pass its radar either. Today the company has come clear on its next media plans. Huawei has just sent out press invitations for an event to happen on September 2 at IFA. The company doesn't waste time at detailing what to expect either, as the teaser says that we'll see the new Huawei Mate 7s. Now judging from previous leaks, this device will retain the current design ...

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    Most of us still consider 2K displays to be overkill, but in the case of phablets, that's not necessarily the case. Sony has been a little late in supporting QHD displays, even if it was one of the first companies to support 1080p back in the day. Now that we know that the company is committed to its Xperia lineup, it's only fair that we see some innovation on the new rumors of the Xperia Z5+. UAProf data reveals information on the unannounced Sony E6833, E6853 and E6883. We don't know what region or carrier these variants belong to, but what we do see is that this is a phablet that could ...

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    The possibility of an iPhone mini, or even a more affordable iPhone 6c is still a topic for much debate. Yesterday we had famous tipster Evan Blass claiming that we should see three iPhones announced at the same time, giving us credible belief that we won't have to wait until 2016 for this new unit to arrive. Today we get opposite information on the topic, and this time based on hard evidence. Web traffic statistics reveal that an iPhone 8.1 and iPhone 8.2 are currently being tested in the US, Germany and Brazil. If you remember, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were models 7.1 and 7.2 ...

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    One of Apple's most praised features for iOS 9 is also something that only those that own an iPad Air 2 can enjoy, and it's Split View multitasking. Those who bought the iPad mini 3 were highly disappointed, and specially when both tablets share almost identical specifications in everything but their RAM. Apple might have noticed the disappointment, and it seems the company will do something about it. Files within OS X El Capitan now indicate that the developers will be allowed to test "Responsive design mode" with the iPad mini 3. That isn't a guarantee that iPad mini 3 hardware will ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the OnePlus 2 and its reported delays. Then we talk about the Huawei Watch and its possible launch date. The iPhone 6c is next, as it seems to arrive earlier than expected. We then focus on the next Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, and its new keyboard accesory. We end today's show talking about Google's major change, Alphablet, and how Sundar Pichai now fits in the equation. All this and more after the break. Stories: - OnePlus 2 isn’t even available for order yet, and it’s already behind schedule - Huawei Watch looks nearly ready to go up ...

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    Even though we still don't have any success figures for Windows 10, Microsoft has done a good job at nailing its launch goals, at least in timing. We still don't have a defined date for Windows 10 Mobile, but we've heard that either IFA or CTIA could give us the information we need. Given how close we are to the date, it only makes sense for the company to make leaps towards it. It seems that Microsoft is planning to launch Windows 10 Mobile build 10512 very soon. Yes, we do know that the previous build is almost a month old, and we do know that 10512 is a major number jump from the ...

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