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's launch of iOS 8.1.1 yesterday brought some much-needed repair to those of you running the OS on legacy devices like the iPhone 4s and iPad 2. I personally still use an iPhone 4s for my running routine, and after testing it today, I did notice a much more fluid response from both the operating system, and the third-party apps that I have installed. Apple did mention that there were other bug fixes in this software update for existing devices as well, but what the company didn't mention was an added bonus to iPad users. User forums have already begun to report that iOS 8.1.1 is ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's launch of iOS 8.1.1, and what that means for the legacy iOS lineup. Then we talk about the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and how these both compare in sales. Sony follows as the Xperia Z4 is already starting to emerge in parts. Then we talk about Google and how the Nexus 6 will be stamped by carriers. We end today's show talking about Google Glass and its expected grim future. All this and more after the break. Stories: - iOS 8.1.1 released to fix legacy iPhone 4s and iPad 2 performance - iPhone 6 outsells the iPhone 6 Plus 3 to 1 in the ...

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    One of the coolest Windows Phone features is also one of the least famous among existing customers. The fact that Bluetooth LE didn't originally work on Lumia smartphones was a bummer, but it was great to see this happen after the Lumia Cyan update. That option to see hardware improvements through software updates is great, even though it does make some of us wait for features to reach specific devices at times. Such is the case of 4K video recording, but one that will be solved very soon. The Lumia Denim update closes the loop between Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, and the personalized ...

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    Even though the concept of a dual-screen devices hasn't gained much popularity after the launch of the original YotaPhone last year, that doesn't mean that there is no future for the idea. Some of us end up using our smartphones to continue reading a book every now and then, and the option of a less power-hungry display is also practical for a long day of extensive use. We were all very pleased with the YotaPhone 2 prototype that we saw at MWC 2014, and it seems we finally get a launch. Yota Devices has just sent out press invitations for an event to happen in London on December 3rd in ...

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    One of the biggest questions of the year, and even last year if you think of it, is the status of Google Glass. It's amazing that Google began to tease a future of Glass since 2012, and now that we're reaching the end of 2014, we still don't have a product that's ready for consumers. If you're still considering taking the plunge to a "Minority Report" future, new reports don't paint a pretty picture. Reuters has just published an extensive study of the status of Google Glass, and according to some sources familiar with the matter, the product might not be launched until 2015, that's if it ...

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    If you're living in the US, we're sure you're already seeing a fair share of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units on the street. Apple has broken a couple of records in sales when it comes to its new smartphone lineup, and that's just after a couple of weeks in the market. If you're wondering which of the two iPhones is selling more, well, analysts seem to have that figure down for you. Apple is sadly never clear about how many models of a specific iPhone have sold in a quarter. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners has recently done a study over the last 30 days and it has noticed that 68% ...

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    Many boast that Apple's support for legacy devices is better than its competitors, and in a way, we could say that is true. You can walk into any Apple Store and notice customers still getting support for Macs and iPhones that are years old, which is great, but that doesn't mean that Apple doesn't try to convince you to upgrade through some planned obsolescence. Many complained that even though the legacy iPhone 4s and iPad 2 were still supported by iOS 8, this slowed their devices to a crawl, and it seems that Apple has decided to address that. Apple has just launched iOS 8.1.1, which we ...

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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 the first Microsoft Lumia event, even though we don't expect a flagship. ASUS follows as we learn about the ZenWatch launch in the US. Samsung follows as we already learn details of the Galaxy Note 5 a full year away. Motorola then surprises us with another mid-ranger in plans. We end today's show talking about the teasers we have of Android 5.0 Lollipop running on Galaxy phones, LG phones and Sony Xperia smartphones. All this and more after the break. Stories: - The first Microsoft Lumia gets announced next week - ASUS ZenWatch gets ready to ...

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    There's no denying that Oppo has done an amazing job this year with its product launches. The Oppo Find 7 and the Find 7a made a ton of positive headlines due to the spec package that you received on a very decent price tag. The same can also be said about the Oppo N3, which takes the legacy of the N1 and pushes technology many steps further. If you're on the ropes wondering which of these devices is right for you, you've come to the right place. Watch our quick show floor comparison o the Oppo N3 vs the Oppo Find 7a. It's amazing how similar these two smartphones are, and then how ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about how you can get Google Inbox, and why that's not necessarily a good thing. Then we talk about Android 5.0 Lollipop for the legacy Nexus devices that apply. We also talk about the new Moto X and how it'll get Android 5.0 Lollipop very soon. Apple follows as a new malware alert for the Mac could affect your iPhone as well. We end today's show talking about how Microsoft Office Mobile is now going free, to a certain degree. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Today’s your day to get a Google Inbox invite - Nexus Android 5.0 Lollipop ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Google Nexus 6 pre-orders, and how Google can't meet demand. Then we talk about Motorola and its announcement of the Moto Maxx, but not for the markets that you think. HTC follows as we learn of the company's plans to build its own tablet with HTC Sense. We then talk about Samsung and its plans for the Galaxy S6. We end today's show talking about the Apple Watch, and some price tags you won't believe. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Want to pre-order a Nexus 6? New stock incoming tomorrow - Motorola announces Moto Maxx (aka ...

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    Cloud storage has gained a significant level of popularity lately, and that’s mainly because technology is helping it become seamless. Surely it would’ve been easier if US Carriers wouldn’t have dropped their unlimited data plans, but it’s hard to deny that things “just work” in most of the cloud storage services we see in the market. One of the pioneers of the cloud mentality was Apple with its MobileMe services, though that particular story was so full of horror that the company ended up fixing it and rebranding it to iCloud. Steve Jobs envisioned a service that would ...

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    If one of the best selling smartphones in the world has only gotten more popular as it slims itself down, then there must be a market that really cares about this. Oppo has seen this over the last couple of years with its R lineup, and after the success of the R3 earlier this year, the new Oppo R5 takes slimness to a whole new level. We've still got more coverage coming to you from Singapore, and in this next video, we intend to give you a quick idea of what it's like to hold the Oppo R5 beside its nearest competitor, the iPhone 6. You might think that the Oppo R5 is too thin and easily ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's official roll-out of Android 5.0 Lollipop, and which OEMs have already confirmed to be onboard. HTC follows as the company surprises us with a fire Nexus 9 sale, though it didn't last. iOS 8 follows as Apple seems to be interested in making legacy devices work better with it. Microsoft follows with some official pics of its first Lumia smartphone. We end today's show talking about the rumored launch dates for the Apple Watch. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google marks official Android 5.0 roll-out (so where are your ...

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