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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    Samsung hasn't been having the best financial results over the last couple of quarters. The disappointing sales of the Galaxy S5 made the company's profits plummet quarter-over-quarter, and even with the launch of the Galaxy S6, the first quarter of 2015 wasn't benefited from renewed sales. That said, news aren't necessarily bad for Samsung, though not in the departments we care about. Samsung's operating profit grew 11.5 percent to 5.9 trillion won ($5.44 billion), which does show signs of recovery, but is still a 30.5% drop in profits compared to last year. Sadly the good news end there ...

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    Even though many of us are still debating the purpose for Apple's acquisition of Beats, many of the rumors surrounding a new music streaming service from Cupertino match directly with the Beats Music business. We do know that the company is preparing for a major launch later this year, but the last we heard was that negotiations with record labels weren't going so well, and now the cause for a new batch of rumors. Reports from sources familiar to the matter claim that the FTC and even the DOJ are already looking closely at Apple's Music streaming service. According to the source, the fact ...

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    Apple is not only famous for gaining significant popularity through a very small product portfolio, but also because of the pandemonium that each product launch can generate. At this point you've probably already caught certain TV news networks covering the lines that are already building up for the launch of the Apple Watch. At some point most of us assumed that Apple enjoyed this level of publicity for product launches, but new reports claim a different story. Internal sources claim that Angela Ahrendts, Apple's VP of retail, has recently sent out a memo to her team explaining the master ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the OnePlus Oxygen OS launch after much delay. LG then shares its new LG UX 4.0, which we're sure will come with the LG G4. Then we talk about Google's MVNO plans, and how these could improve international roaming. Sony then follows with the sad news that the Xperia Z3 leaves T-Mobile, but with more rumors on the Xperia Z4. We end today's show talking about the recent videos of the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge "bendgate." All this and more after the break. Stories: - OnePlus OxygenOS released for the OnePlus One - LG shares early preview of LG UX ...

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    Whatsapp is clearly popular enough to get Facebook to spend millions on it, and that's mainly because of the amount of users it has around the world. We're still having mixed feelings on how beneficial this acquisition has been for Whatsapp, mainly because features like the Whatsapp voice calling service that was announced exactly a year ago, are still not reaching end users at the speed at which Whatsapp performed in the past. If you're wondering if there is still light at the end of the tunnel for this feature to reach Windows Phone, the news are both good and bad. We'd say the news are ...

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    Apple has spent the last couple of years in denial with the Apple TV, and that seems to be the reality for most of its competitors as well. Even though there is a lot of potential behind the TV business model, no company has found the right formula to sell TV streaming gadgets like you can sell a smartphone today. That said, we do know that there is a much needed refresh for the Apple TV coming soon, but don't expect to be blown away by it. Sources close to the matter claim that Apple will not launch support for 4K video resolution in its future Apple TV, even after the company blew the ...

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    Apple's innovation behavior has become rather predictable over the last couple of years. Either the company is extremely behind its competitors, like in the case of the camera resolution for its smartphone lineup, or way ahead of its competition, like in the case of the iMac 5K that was launched last year. At a time when even 4K is still not ubiquitous, you'd think that Apple would be content with a 5K-resolution iMac, but new reports claim otherwise. LG has been Apple's primary display partner for products like the iPhone and the iPad for the last couple of years, thanks to its IPS ...

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    Samsung isn't necessarily having the best time when it comes to its Galaxy S6 launch, but then again, we know this isn't the only company that deals with these kinds of fake publicity problems. Our experience with the Galaxy S6 didn't start off right, but that doesn't mean that the company didn't do something about it to fix the issues. You'd think that the "bendgate" rumors were the only click-bait issue Samsung was dealing with so far, but reality is the complete opposite. Last week, a Chinese media outlet published a story that gained substantial popularity over the weekend. The outlet ...

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    A few years ago, the question "will it blend" was worth a couple of laughs, but today the question "will it bend" is something users take seriously. #Bendgate became a very popular issue for devices like the iPhone 6 Plus on the web, having "bend test" videos go viral, and with defenders claiming that the force applied to the tested devices was exaggerated. Samsung was recently a victim of these same claims with its new line of flagships, but this time, Sammy decided to do something about it. SquareTrade made some significant headlines last week after posting a YouTube video with its ...

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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 launch of the display panel that might power the future LG G4. Motorola follows as we get some new rumors regarding the future Moto 360. Microsoft then takes the stage as we learn of new changes that might come to Windows. Then we talk about some reports that claim that Apple might change the naming scheme for the next iPhone. We end today's show talking about AppleCare+ for the Apple Watch. All this and more after the break. Stories: - LG takes the wraps off of its newest 5.5-inch QHD display (likely for the G4) - Could the next-gen Moto ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about HTC's announcement of the One M8s for Europe. Motorola follows with its confirmation regarding software updates for existing Motorola devices. Microsoft then takes the stage as the company is apparently going to require appointments for you to try the Surface 3. Then we talk about some of the Apple Watch controls that might reach the next iPhone. We end today's show talking about the recent complaints on the Galaxy S6 Edge display. All this and more after the break. Stories: - HTC announces the affordable One M8s for Europe - Motorola ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Motorola's Moto X deal, in addition to some April Fool's pranks. LG follows with a free G3 VR headset in the US. Google then surprises us with the launch of the Google Chromebit. Then HTC takes the stage with the new leaked renders of the HTC One M9+. We end today's show with the Apple Watch forecast for sales. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Motorola’s got a real one-day Moto X deal (as well as a fake April Fools’ product) - LG’s free G3 VR viewer offer comes to the US - Google turns your TV into a computer with HDMI ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's recent update to its Gmail app, and how it now performs better. Then we talk about Alcatel Onetouch and its launch of its first wearable. LG is next as we learn of the possible launch date for its next flagship. Then we shift the spotlight to ASUS and the hardware options for its ZenFone 2. We end today's show talking about Microsoft's launch of the Surface 3. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Gmail for Android update gets way smarter about working with multiple accounts - Alcatel Onetouch Watch pre-orders are now open for ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about HTC's silent launch of the One E9+. Google is next as we go through the company's update to Photos and Google Drive. Motorola then takes the stage with its Moto X in a new leather color. Microsoft follows with the launch of its Project Spartan browser to the public. We end today's show talking about the iPhone mini, which turns out to be the plastic iPhone 5c with a refresh. All this and more after the break. Stories: - HTC quietly introduces the One E9+ - Google starts bringing your Google+ photos to Drive - Motorola Moto X picks up a new ...

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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 how apps on Windows will be named, and how this can always be confusing. HTC then follows as the company's lead designer has decided to step down after just one year. Google is next as we learn about a new Android 5.1 update, but we wonder if it's substantial. LG then takes the stage as the company's Watch Urbane LTE becomes official with some crazy pricing. We end today's show talking about the leaked photos of the LG G4. All this and more after the break. Stories: - When a Windows app isn’t a Windows app: Microsoft’s new naming ...

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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 the US launch dates for the HTC One M9. Samsung follows as the company also shares details on the launch date and preorders for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Microsoft then takes the stage as we learn more about the company's new Surface tablet. HTC then returns with some of the rumors of the plastic One E9. We end today's show talking about Apple's plans to launch three iPhones this year. All this and more after the break Stories: - U.S. HTC One M9 availability announced - Samsung shares US Galaxy S6 release plans, pre-order details - ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the HTC One M9+, and how the company is not hiding it any more. We then talk about Apple's iOS 8.3, and what this means for Siri. Google follows as we learn about its new "Pony Express" project to help you manage your finances. Samsung then takes the stage as we learn about the future of foldable displays. We end today's show talking about the free year of Netflix that you can get with a Galaxy S6. All this and more after the break. Stories: - HTC One M9 Plus shows up in HTC event invite, newly leaked pics - iOS 8.3 betas continue to arrive, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to the Galaxy Note 4 on AT&T. Then Windows 10 takes the stage, even though with not very good news for its preview. Oppo follows as we see the first probable leaks of its new R7. Then we talk about the Apple Watch and how it'll change the company's retail strategy. We end today's show talking about Apple's new patent to re-invent the iPhone camera. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Samsung’s AT&T-branded Galaxy Note 4 could be getting an updated build of Lollipop - Windows 10 preview losing ...

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    Windows Phone is definitely what we'd like to dub as the "Finally" platform, as Microsoft has taken ages to support basics like VPN connectivity, even when its old Windows Mobile OS could do this since the turn of the century. That said, the Windows 10 preview for smartphones has been in the public for more than a month now, and it has showed us a lot of what's to come, but many of the new features are still not ready for the public preview. We've slowly learned of the new features to come in the recent WinHEC conference, and today more details emerge. Microsoft will finally bring support ...

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    Xiaomi may not be the most popular handset maker in the US or Europe, but once you measure its popularity in China, you get to understand why it's one of the largest smartphone maker in the world. We've already reviewed a couple of its products and admired its attention to detail when designing products for the mid-range market, and some new leaks show us that the company is just getting started. Leaked benchmarks show us a new Xiaomi Ferrari in the works, though we're not sure if that's the final product name or just its codename. This new mid-range handset is powered by a 1.65 GHz ...

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    Apple didn't just surprise the world with giving users public betas for iOS with the launch of iOS 8.3 beta, but we also see the company bringing more than just a dot update with what's to come. Surely the initial release only gave users a couple of changes to emoji options and skin tones, in addition to support for Google's two-step verification process, but some new updates prove that this was just the tip of the iceberg. Apple has just seeded iOS 8.3 beta 4 to developers and public beta testers, and one forgotten topic that gets updated today is Siri. iOS 8 brought some minor updates to ...

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    Apple has done a very good job when it comes to the image quality of its iPhone cameras, ever since the launch of the iPhone 4. Many may debate that the company has been reluctant to leave the 8-megapixel-comfort zone that began four iPhone generations ago, but we've been able to prove the dramatic differences between each iPhone camera in our reviews of each product. Still, we've seen the company playing around with different ideas on how to improve the iPhone's camera, while still allowing its smartphone lineup to remain thin and light, and new developments could lead to a breakthrough. ...

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