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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    Apple is very famous for retaliating against any company that copies it's designs, and we have the extensive Apple Vs. Samsung trial to prove it. That said, it's extremely common for anyone to find Chinese rip-offs of any iPhone all around Asia. Isn't it odd that today we find news or a Chinese company claiming otherwise? Chinese smartphone maker Digione is claiming that the design of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are a copy of its existing design for a device under its 100+ brand in China. This device is a low-end $130 smartphone that's apparently been available for a while, even though ...

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    By now you all know that one of our favorite third-party keyboards on both iOS and Android is SwiftKey, not just for its text-prediction capabilities, but because it allows you type in up to three languages without having to swap keyboards. We're sure you also know that one of the smartest people in the world is theoretical physicist and author Stephen Hawking, and who suffers from a rare condition related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis that leaves him with extremely limited movement. For the longest time Professor Hawking has used a custom Intel computer and a voice synthesizer to ...

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    Samsung hasn't necessarily won much love lately with its speed at adopting new versions of Android. The company was last to serve KitKat to some of its flagships this year, and even then, the company chose not to upgrade its TouchWiz UI to resemble the newer Galaxy smartphones. Today things change a little as we find that LG is already serving Lollipop to some, so it's only logical that its worse rival does something about it. We've seen leaks of the Android 5.0 Lollipop running on the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5 already, and we also know details of the platform running on the Galaxy Note 3. ...

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    Microsoft hasn't really found the success that it aimed for with its Windows Phone platform. The company that once ruled the mobile space almost a decade ago has barely found a spot in third place after years of dramatic changes, and if you measure the difference between its current numbers and the second place (iOS), the future seems grim. If you're wondering how well will the platform perform over the next couple of years, the answer could be good or bad depending on how you see it. IDC has just provided its official numbers after a few little teasers we came across a few days ago. At ...

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    Apple's investment in bringing sapphire technology to the iPhone proves that the company is interested in improving the durability of its smartphone lineup. Surely the company's plans came to an abrupt after the whole GT Advanced fiasco, but that isn't the only case where we've seen Cupertino bet its cards on durability. You might remember that a few years ago, the company filed a patent that would make iPhones smarter in the event of a fall, and if you don't, there's some new light on the subject. Back in 2011 Apple filed a patent called “Protective mechanism for an electronic ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's decision to not change its mobile division. Then we talk about the Lumia 1030 leaks, and what specifications we might expect. Huawei follows as the company has nothing positive to say about about Windows Phone. Then it's HTC's turn as we go through the rumored specs of the HTC One M9. We end today's show talking about the Apple Watch, and how surveys tell us that people are willing to buy one. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Samsung decides to retain J.K. Shin as leader of mobile division - Possible Lumia 1030 leaked, ...

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    Google Glass hasn't necessarily taken the world by storm, and the reasons go beyond Google's price tag. People still debate if this is a product worth buying, and even worth using at times when the public has a hard time accepting that you permanently use a camera to face them. We've already heard that Google is pushing the launch of Google Glass until 2015, but the changes go beyond just changing the date. Sources familiar to the matter claim that Google is partnering with Intel and ditching the existing Texas Instruments processor that powers Google Glass. We don't hear any specifics as ...

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    Samsung hasn't really been celebrating these last couple of quarters when it comes to mobile sales. We've seen a significant slump in the company's leadership over the mobile market, and we've also seen that the company isn't really succeeding in its flagship smartphone lineup as well. We heard a few days ago that Samsung was planning to shake things up in its executive leadership, but it seems that Mobile was given a second chance. News are that Samsung has decided to retain J.K. Shin as the company's leader of its mobile division, and in that same fashion, B.K. Yoon remains the leader of ...

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    Smartwatches are still an unproven product, and the easiest way to tell is when you compare how little these sell when compared to basic fitness trackers. Companies like Pebble and Samsung have already been in the market for two years and have barely sold in the hundred thousands, so you'd wonder just how successful Apple can be with the Apple Watch. We recently learned that Analysts predict that at least 10% of iPhone users will buy an Apple Watch, and today, that number gets an extra pat in the back. A recent survey conducted to at least 4,000 people across the US, UK, India and China ...

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    Jailbreaking iOS products used to be extremely popular before iOS 4, and that was mainly because the functionality that iOS provided to users before then was extremely limited. If you wanted to do basics like multi-tasking, or even having a notifications tray, your only solution was to jailbreak. Today the Jailbreak community is much smaller than it used to be, again since iOS has matured over the years, but if you're still in the mood to stretch your iPhone's capabilities, there are some good news for you. TaiG has just released a jailbreak that supports pretty much every iOS product ...

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    One of the long-overdue updates for the Lumia brand is probably the most important. Just as we've seen the legacy of the Lumia 920/925 revived in the new Lumia 930 (Icon), we've spent the last couple of weeks wondering what the future of the successor to the Lumia 1020 will be. Surely updating the world's best smartphone camera isn't an easy job, but with rumors of the codename Lumia McLaren being canceled by Redmond, we were already beginning to worry. Today we find the first leaked photos of what we expect to be the Lumia 1030, and according to the source, there is more here than meets ...

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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 LG's recent executive changes, in addition to its current results. Then we talk about some of the recent possitive changes that the FCC will implement for mobile devices in the US. Google follows with the launch of the Nexus 6 Stand Folio Case for the Nexus 6. HTC then shows us that it can amend its mistakes with the Nexus 9. We end today's show talking about the Apple Watch, and the new changes Cupertino has brought to the website. All this and more after the break. Stories: - LG shuffles executives, new head of mobile appointed - Smartphones ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about a new OnePlus store, though it's not what you think. HP follows as we get a follow-up to the Slate 6 VoiceTab, and it actually looks good. Then we talk about Samsung and Oculus, as there seems to be more collaboration in the works. Then we talk about Microsoft as we learn about more Windows Phones in the pipeline. We end today's show talking about Twitter and some odd new app policies. All this and more after the break. Stories: - OnePlus opens brick and mortar store in Beijing - HP welcomes second-gen Slate 6 VoiceTab - Expect even more VR ...

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    One of the biggest contradictions of the Apple Watch is that even though Apple announced it in September, that's really the only thing that we received from Cupertino. Jony Ive did give us an extensive walkthrough over some of the features of the Apple Watch, but the video only left us with more questions than answers. Apple has silently updated the Apple Watch website and reveals a couple of the functions that the device will be able to do. Apple updated three key features on the website, which are time keeping, new ways to connect, and health and fitness. In the case of "time keeping," ...

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