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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    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 discuss the recent news of the HTC One X9 arriving to the Chinese market. Then we discuss the status of the BlackBerry Priv on its way to Verizon. LG follows as it seems that the LG V10 has exceeded expectations in sales. Amazon in Germany then decides to halt the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL due to its many problems. We end today's show talking about the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Plus leaked by case makers. All this and more after the break. Stories: - HTC One X9 arrives to take on the Chinese market - Verizon-branded BlackBerry Priv receives FCC ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Google Play year-end deals in both apps, streaming music and even books. Then we discuss the the unlocked HTC One M9 and how you can get Android 6.0 Marshmallow today, in addition to another update coming to the HTC One A9. Then we discuss the possible Alcatel OneTouch Idol 4 and what to expect. YouTube follows as the company isn't happy with T-Mobile's way of degrading the quality of its video. We end today's show talking about how a Chinese carrier pretty much told us when the iPhone mini will launch. All this and more after the break. ...

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    You know, I never though I’d ever recommend an Android Wear smartwatch for fitness, but it seems a company finally decided to do something about that as Motorola has just sent us our review unit for the Moto 360 Sport. The Moto 360 continues to be one of the most iconic Android Wear designs in the market, and its new Sport variant intends to bring some of that charm to the road. This actually extends to the packaging, which looks almost identical to the box that we saw in the second generation Moto 360. There are three color variants, but we’re happy to see that our review unit is the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we discuss the new Google Play deals, which involve major discounts in movies and music. Then we discuss the future of the BlackBerry Priv, particularly when it comes to discounts. The Moto X 2016 is next as we discover some more leaks that are still not credible. Then it's all about the iPad Pro, and how badly it's selling in certain markets. We end today's show talking about Samsung's beta test of Android 6.0 on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in certain markets. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Ring in the new year with a half-off album ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we discuss Best Buy's latest deal where you get a free TV if you buy any Samsung flagship on certain US carriers. Microsoft follows as we learn the reasons why the "Hey Cortana" hotword recently got disabled. LG is next as we get more information on when we can expect the Nuclun 2 processor to reach its smartphone flagships. Then it's all about Apple as we learn of the company's possible plans with high-quality audio through the lightning port. We end today's show talking about a recent iPhone 7 concept we discovered, and how it might paint a pretty future. ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we discuss Best Buy's recent deals for the Google Nexus 6P. Then we discuss the rumors on the Huawei Mate 8, and when to expect it, in addition to rumors on the Huawei P9. Samsung is next as we learn of possible dates and features of the Galaxy S7. Then we discuss the future of smartwatches and fitness trackers when it comes to market domination. We end today's show talking about the next big thing for smartphones when it comes to added features like 3D Touch. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Best Buy picks up Nexus 6P at last, already sells it ...

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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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    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 discuss the major discounts on the 32GB Moto X Pure Edition, and also the Huawei Watch. Then we discuss the HTC One X9, and the probability of this being a premium mid-ranger. Windows 10 follows as we learn the bad news of when Windows Phone 8.1 users can expect the update. Android 6.1 Marshmallow follows, its features, and when to expect it. We end today's show talking about Samsung's new focus in making TouchWiz something worthy of what consumers want. All this and more after the break. Stories: - 32GB Moto X Pure Edition discounted to $350 in the US, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we discuss the recent Google Nexus deals, since holiday shopping is still a thing. Then we focus on how Google will actually pay you to use Android Pay with a new deal. Microsoft follows as the company has now admitted to the flaws that plague the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4. Then we talk about how many consumers actually used Apple's iPhone upgrade program. We end today's show discussing how Samsung might be getting an exclusive with the Snapdragon 820 processor on the Galaxy S7. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google Store Nexus sale: $50 ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we discuss the recent news about Netflix, and the improvements we might see in streaming soon. Then we talk about ASUS and the recent teaser of the ZenFone Zoom. Apple is next as we learn of a possible announcement date of the iPad Air 3. The HTC One X9 follows as we find a ton of photos to show us what's next. We end today's show talking about the OnePlus 2 Mini and what we can expect. All this and more after the break. Stories: - How the new Netflix compression system will improve mobile video quality - ASUS teases ZenFone Zoom’s camera tech as we ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we discuss some of the recent discounts that just arrived to the Pebble Time round. Then we discuss the OnePlus X and how you can get it invite-free, depending on the day of the week. Samsung follows as the Galaxy Tab S2 just landed some deals worthy of keeping a look at. Then we discuss what schools are doing to avoid you cheating through your smartwatch. We end today's show talking about how analysts are already predicting an iPhone sales decline for 2015. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Pebble Time Round finally scores a discount of its ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some of the recent deals that T-Mobile is offering with the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 and LG V10. Then we discuss some of the new rumors regarding the LG G5, V11 and G Flex 3. Huawei and Google follow as it seems there's more collaboration with the future Nexus flagship. Samsung follows with the Galaxy A9 as we learn more about its specifications. We end today's show talking about the Galaxy S7 and when we can expect to see it. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, and LG V10 are heavily discounted at ...

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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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    You’d be shocked at the amount of requests we get every day of people asking us to recommend a good wearable for fitness. Surely this is the era of smartwatches and fitness trackers, but not all of these products are good enough to address the needs of people who take fitness seriously. As a result, just like we review smartphones and smartwatches, we decided to create a separate segment that only focuses on the fitness capabilities of wearables. This is Pocketnow Fitness. By now Fitbit has reached so much popularity in the fitness tracking business, that almost all of your comments last ...

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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 T-Mobile's offer to get some Verizon customers to switch to its network. Then we talk about Best Buy and how the company has dropped the price for iPads and the iPhone as well. Tim Cook follows as he has recently decided to to defend the odd-looking iPhone battery case that Apple just launched. Then we discuss the reasons why the Apple TV might not get the TV subscription service that's been rumored. We end today's show talking about Android N and the possible split-screen features it may bring. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some compelling deals with the Google Nexus 5X, and also with the Apple Watch. Then we discuss Microsoft's official launch of Cortana for iOS and Android, as it finally leaves beta. The Google Pixel C is next as you can now find it on the Google Play store. Then we discuss Apple's launch of iOS 9.2 and what has changed. We end today's show talking about the OnePlus 3, the rumored specs, and a possible render. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google and slew of US retailers now sell Nexus 5X starting at $330 ($50 off) - Best Buy ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we discuss Google's recent update to its Google Calendar app, and the improvements that have finally arrived. Then we discuss the second-generation Apple Watch, and the rumored launch along with the iPhone 6c. Microsoft follows with rumors of the Surface Book and the Surface Pro 4 manufacturing issues. We end today's show talking about Samsung's presence at CES 2016, and what we can expect. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google Calendar gets persistent “reminders” in this week’s update - Apple quietly launches $99 Smart Battery Case for ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Android 6.0.1 and its changes to new Google Nexus devices. Then we discuss HTC's recent success in sales, as the company continues to gain traction. Those of you waiting for the Turing Phone will be disappointed with the latest news. Then we move the spotlight to Samsung and talk about Android 6.0.1 on the Galaxy Note 4. We end today's show talking about the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Plus renders. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Android 6.0.1 lands for Nexus devices with a ton of new emoji (factory images available) - HTC monthly ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent deals for an Apple Watch over at Target. Then we focus on Tag Heuer's luxury Android Wear offering, and how it will expand. Then we talk about the Samsung Gear S2 and some of the updates that should arrive soon. Then we discuss the recent spike in sales for the Microsoft Surface tablet. We end today's show talking about the Samsung Galaxy S7 and some reported benchmarks. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Target reboots Apple Watch Black Friday deal, giving out free $100 gift cards again - Luxury Tag Heuer smartwatch ...

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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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    You'd be shocked at the amount of requests we get every day of people asking us to recommend a good wearable for fitness. Surely this is the era of smartwatches and fitness trackers, but not all of these products are good enough to address the needs of people who take fitness seriously. As a result, just like we review smartphones and smartwatches, we decided to create a separate segment that only focuses on the fitness capabilities of wearables. This is Pocketnow Fitness. First off, make sure you read the full review of the Microsoft Band. This segment will only focus on testing its ...

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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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