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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    Even though Sony has done an amazing job at bringing software updates to its Xperia lineup ever since the launch of the Xperia Z, not everything can be perfect. Up to this point, those Xperia Z flagships that were launched two years ago are still eligible for software updates to Android 4.4 KitKat, but if you think the mid-tier models are going to have the same luck, think again. Sony has just unveiled its software update plans for some of these phones, and the picture isn't pretty. If you're rocking a Sony Xperia L, M, C or SP, we're sad to inform that the farthest your device is going to ...

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    Oppo is one of those companies that we wish had more presence outside of Asia. The company has brought us some of the hottest flagships of the year, starting with devices like the Oppo Find 7 and Find 7a, and the same can be said about the innovative swivel camera design of the Oppo N1. That particular Oppo N1 is already getting old by technology's standards, and it seems the company is ready to give it a refresh. Oppo has just sent out a teaser that features a rotary phone from the 1980s, and text that claims that "This was the phone." Sadly this teaser doesn't give out much information, ...

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    Even though we all anticipated the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, we can't deny that the amount of hiccups in the live stream were annoying. Some of us spent minutes refreshing browsers, Apple TVs, iPads and iPhones trying to find a stream that wouldn't crash, something you wouldn't expect from a technology company. The announcement of Apple's new iPhone 6 and Apple Watch have also left the industry quite polarized, and you bet that the competition is doing something about it. Samsung's new ad campaign is titled "It doesn't take a genius," and the six ads that we've seen so far are focused ...

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    For the last couple of years, one of the most ridiculous things about buying a new iPhone on launch day, is being up at midnight Pacific time, or having to make a crazy line and leave empty handed. Apple has done some minor improvements here and there in order to ensure enough stock of devices on launch day so that you at least go home with something, but that doesn't mean people don't spend 11 hours making a line. This behavior is so predictable that people have already begun to make a line a week ago, though Apple is reportedly about to change things. In the past, each device in stock ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about how Microsoft's new Windows Phones will reach US carriers in the near future. Apple follows as we get the exact release date of iOS 8. Apple then shares some light on how you'll use the Apple Watch if you're left handed. Then we get the first pair of headphones that work through Apple's Lightning connector. We end today's show talking about the integration of Google Voice with Google Hangouts. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Microsoft’s Lumia 735 likely coming to Verizon soon - Nokia Lumia 830 will be available through a US ...

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    It used to be that Verizon was the carrier that least cared about Windows Phone. AT&T always pioneered product launches, and remained the exclusive carrier of the operating system for months before other carriers joined, and even then, Verizon took ages to do so as well. Today Verizon is carrying the cream of the crop when it comes to Windows Phone by holding exclusivity over the Lumia Icon, HTC One M8 for Windows, and if you thought the list ended there, Verizon is at it for more. Big Red is reportedly picking up the Lumia 735 in the next few weeks. This is still not yet official, but ...

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    Dell hasn't been as famous as it used to be in the mobile space, but that doesn't change the fact that the company has brought some of the most compelling Windows-based tablets in the market. Specs alone would speak highly of these products, but the price tag behind these is just as astonishing. Dell still continues to push its products, and today the company has a new partnership to go further. Dell has just partnered with Intel to launch the world's thinnest tablet. This new Android-based tablet is the Dell Venue 8 7000, and according to the launch information, the device is just 6 mm ...

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    It took Apple a crazy 5 years to finally consider increasing the screen size of its beloved iPhone from 3.5-inches to 4 with the iPhone 5. Even so, many believed that there was more opportunity for growth as Apple continued to push for the importance of one-handed usability. Yesterday's launch of the bigger iPhone 6, and the gigantic iPhone 6 Plus marks a complete contradiction to the company's mentality, and as a result, competitors begin chiming in. The Samsung Mobile crew in Philippines tweeted a photo that repeats a famous phrase from the late Steve Jobs: "No one is going to buy a big ...

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    When Apple launched its MFi standard to allow for third-party headphone manufacturers to deliver higher-quality audio through the iOS Lightning port, many people thought this had everything to do with Beats. The purpose for Apple's acquisition of Beats is still a mystery that we're waiting to resolve, but we at least thought that yesterday's Apple event would shed some light, or some products that would show the integration between both companies. That wasn't the case, and still today, we see the first MFi-compatible product being announced. Phillips has just unwrapped its Fidelio M2L ...

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    With Apple's launch of the Apple Watch yesterday, I'm sure we can all agree that we were left with more questions than we were left with answers. We received no run down of the device's specifications, nor did we get details on most of its technology, and even though we did get a walkthrough of its software, a lot of the basics weren't mentioned. One of these was the options for left-handed users, and specially with so much emphasis on that digital crown, though we do get some information about it today. Journalists contacted Apple about this particular question, and most of them are ...

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    This has been a very interesting year for smartphone technology. Seven years ago we would’ve never thought that smartphones would be as big as they are today, nor that we’d have better display resolution on our phones, than we do on the average television set. This year 2K displays, waterproof technology, stereo speakers, aluminum, and even the emerging LTE Advanced are the new thing, even though only a few smartphone manufacturers are pulling most of these off. After seven years, I finally decided to switch the iPhone as my daily driver because of all these trends. Surely my choice ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about AT&T's announcement of the Moto 360, though other news show why it has such terrible battery life. Then we talk about Android L and the rumored name according to some leaked documents. Apple follows as we begin our Apple event coverage with Apple Pay, and how Apple plans to solve mobile payments. Then we talk about the Apple Watch and why it will matter at some point. We end today's show talking about the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. All this and more after the break. Stories: - AT&T announces plans to carry Moto 360 - Moto 360 teardown ...

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    Love it or hate it, iPhone day is iPhone day. This is one of the most anticipated events of the year, and Apple did what it can do best, which is try to sell its new products to you through its keynote address. Today we saw the company announce the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, two devices which were highly leaked all throughout the year. We also saw Apple announce new services like Apple Play in order to address the mobile payments sector, one that hasn't taken off since its inception under Google's leadership. And yes, there was "One more thing," the Apple Watch, which we did expect to ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the possible launch date for the metallic Moto 360, at least on Verizon. Then we talk about the Amazon Fire Phone, if you still care to save a few bucks. Samsung follows as it seems that the Galaxy Note 4 has a great display. Apple is next as we talk about some leaked videos of iPhone 6 hardware on video. We end today's show talking about the iWatch and how some leaked schematics show us what to expect. All this and more after the break. Stories: - IFA 2014 coverage - Carrier clues us in to metal-strapped Moto 360 release date - Amazon Fire ...

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    Love it or hate it, tomorrow is probably one of the biggest days of the year for the smartphone market. Apple may not be the biggest smartphone seller in the world, but the world's most popular smartphone has belonged to Apple almost every year, since its inception in the summer of 2007. There are a ton of rumors of what to expect for Apple's September 9 event, so let's try to place all these rumors into perspective, as it seems that Apple is launching more than one product tomorrow. iPhone 6 Rumors claim that Apple is planning to change everything all over again when it comes to the ...

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