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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    Microsoft hasn't necessarily enjoyed much success with the launch of Windows 8, and the same can be said about its spinoff to Windows RT. Windows Phone 8 has seen some moderate success though, but it's clear that the company is desperate for a positive change in its results. For some, the smartest thing to do would be to start over, that's exactly what Microsoft plans to do under Nadella's administration. Sources close to Microsoft claim that the company is preparing to announce its next version of Windows in an event on September 30th. At the moment, both the date and the name for this ...

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    Waiting for the Asus PadFone X to launch on AT&T was rather disappointing. Both companies kept promising the launch, and it took longer than most people were willing to wait. As a result, even though we found this product to be "decent" in our review, it was a little too late to keep the amount of buzz that surrounded it. What's interesting is that it seems that Asus and AT&T weren't finished with what was started, and new rumors point to more products in the pipeline. The Asus PadFone X mini just stopped by the FCC, and judging by the cellular bands that it supports, it's clear ...

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    The Internet is flooded with leaks of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, be it in mockups, or in photos of some parts here and there, but it's extremely rare to find 5.5-inch iPhone 6 leaks. There is some sense to this, as rumors claim that only the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is being manufactured at the moment, and with the 5.5-inch model starting production until later this year. Still, Apple is known for being unpredictable every now and then, and new leaks claim that there is progress with the 5.5-inch model. New leaked photos show us the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 rear shell being compared against its 4.7-inch ...

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    Apple's reluctance to adopt expandable storage on its iPhone lineup makes choosing the right iPhone a little dramatic. The 16GB iPhone is priced accordingly with other competing smartphones, but choosing more storage means an incredible price bump, and we all know surviving with 16GB of storage is not realistic. One of our biggest concerns is how Apple will approach its storage options for the iPhone 6, and today we get some interesting data about it. GeekBar has been in charge of a ton of iPhone 6 rumors lately, though some of these have been questionable. Today this source has revealed ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Sharp Aquos Crystal that just got launched in Sprint. Then we talk about Skype, and how it apparently figured out notifications, finally. We then talk about some new surveillance issues found with smartphone gyroscopes. Motorola takes the stage next with rumors of a Motorola Quark for Verizon. We end today's show talking about the iPhone 6, a possible protruding camera lens, and rumors on its display resolution. All this and more after the break. Stories: * Smartphone giveaway: win a Blackphone from Pocketnow, GSM Nation, and Fight for ...

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    Whenever we see spec wars between smartphones, a lot of people forget to note that each operating system handles its respective hardware differently. It would be unfair to compare a Windows Phone to an Android phone on a spec sheet, as we do know that Windows Phone requires much less power to perform just as well as Android, and which is something that doesn't speak highly of Android. If you're wondering just how power efficient a Windows Phone can be when running on the same specs as Android, just have a look at the HTC One M8 for Windows, and see for yourself. The spec sheet of both ...

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    After all the drama between Apple and Samsung, you could think that Sammy needs to hire a new batch of lawyers to fix its problems. Well, it turns out that the company is once again facing legal issues, but this time it has nothing to do with patents. The company just sold a ton of Samsung devices to the US Government, but ended up breaking a law in order to do so. Samsung has to pay a fine of $2.3 million to the US Government for misleading it into believing that the phones it acquired from Samsung met the necessary US government policies. As it stands, the US Government is legally forced ...

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    Secret is one of those apps that can drive a tad of controversy. It's designed for office gossip, and hey, getting your complaints out of your system without others really knowing who you are. Sadly it has also led to bullying in certain cases as well, as there is no safer place to keep your office secrets, than in your own mind. There is also a similar app called Cryptic for Windows Phone, and news are that there is a country that wants them banned. A Brazilian Judge is already fed up with all the reports of bullying cases, and the fact that these services haven't been able to put these ...

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    The quest for thin and light always has its drawbacks. We've seen both Apple and Samsung ignore optical image stabilization on smartphone cameras for the longest time in order to ensure device ergonomics, and we wonder if this trend will continue on the iPhone 6. We do know that this would be the thinnest iPhone ever, and in order to reach that goal, it seems that Apple might copy a design it brought to the market a couple of years ago. Leaked schematics show us that the iPhone 6 might have a camera lens that protrudes 0.77mm from the chassis, in order to fit all the planned optics into ...

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    Apple wasn't the first company to focus on giving us sharp displays, as we do remember the old days of HTC, and its development of WVGA displays. Still, we can't ignore how significant it was for Apple to bring the Retina Display to the iPhone 4, and the trend that begun after that launch. One of the biggest questions we have with the iPhone 6 is what screen resolution Apple plans to bring to the table, and some conflicting rumors claim to know what we should expect. Let's start by clarifying that we have two different sources claiming two different screen resolutions. On one side, Feld ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the unveiling of the HTC Butterfly 2, the international variant of the J Butterfly for the rest of Asia. Then we talk about Pebble, and how it has just hired some WebOS muscle in order to improve. Motorola follows as we get details on a new deal if you want a wooden Moto X. Apple follows as the new leaks of the iPhone 6 point to an LTE-A modem. HTC and Microsoft end today's show, as we talk about the HTC One M8 for Windows. All this and more after the break. Stories: * Smartphone giveaway: win a Blackphone from Pocketnow, GSM Nation, and ...

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    We've all heard a ton of rumors pointing to the possible launch of the next Moto X, and there is even a scheduled Motorola event that points to this launch as well. These rumors claim that this Moto X+1 will sport a 5.2-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 801 processor, and 2GB RAM, all decent specifications for this year. Now, what if some new rumors point to another Motorola smartphone in the works, and oddly, a more powerful one? Leaked CPU-Z screen shots show us a new Motorola device under the codename "Quark_Verizon," and with a model number XT1254. Motorola regularly keeps model numbers ...

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    One of the biggest complaints that Windows and Windows Phone users have with both of these platforms, is how hot features get killed for no particular reason. Surely there must be a reason for these features to die, but you'd assume that the evolution of a platform should only make it look and perform better. Such is the case of the death of the animated Live Tile for Xbox Music, which died with the birth of Windows Phone 8, and which is rumored to make a come back. It seems that there is a version of Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 that is currently being tested in Italy, and one of the ...

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    For some, size does matter, and one-handed usability doesn't. Such is the case of the Galaxy Mega lineup that was unveiled last year, and which received a decent amount of acceptance from the market, even though many considered it to be "too big for average use." If you thought Samsung's experiment was finished there, it turns out that we've been following the Galaxy Mega 2 for quite some time now, and more specifications get leaked today. If you remember, the previous list of specifications provided by GFXBench claimed that his phone had 1.8GB of RAM, a 12 megapixel primary camera, and a ...

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    Google may not be fond of all of its competitors lately, but that doesn't mean the company is not doing a good job in partnering with Apple. Most, if not all of the Google services that have made Android popular have slowly arrived on iOS, and seems the collaboration only continues as the company continues to launch products today. Google's Photo Sphere service has just launched for iOS, and in addition to giving you the option to create 360º images of where you're at, you can also share these photos to Google Maps. The list of features includes: • Outdoor enthusiasts: from mountain ...

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