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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    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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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the LG G Watch R and its launch in the US. Samsung follows as we talk about its recent issues with Microsoft. Motorola follows as we learn about the Moto Maxx and its future in the international market. Apple follows as we learn that the company might have silently fixed the iPhone 6 Plus bending issue. We end today's show talking about the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge and its launch in the US. All this and more after the break. Stories: - LG G Watch R can’t beat the Moto 360 on pricing - Samsung considers Microsoft a direct competitor, ...

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    The state of wearables is clearly going through experimentation, up to the point where even dictionaries struggle with the word “wearable.” Try a web search of any smartphone from back in 2006, and you’ll notice the same thing happened with smartphones, even up to the name “smart phone.” Today they’re almost entirely a slate of touch-sensitive glass, but eight years ago, you could see the oddest of form factors, from dual-sliding keyboards, to the unpopular backflip. What’s interesting is that the simplest of form factors became the predominant design, and the rest has become ...

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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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    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 Microsoft's quarter results and how this reflects on the Lumia brand and the Microsoft Surface. Then we talk about Oppo and a new teaser of another smartphone to come. We then focus on Samsung's plans to bring Android 5.0 Lollipop to flagship Galaxy phones. Amazon follows with its terrible quarter results. We end today's show talking about Apple, its sapphire future and its partnership with Nike for wearables. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Microsoft quarterly figures show Lumia sales up, strong Surface Pro 3 performance - ...

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    Xbox Video continues to be Microsoft's way to provide Windows Phone users video and movie offerings. Surely there are other competitors like Netflix already running on Windows Phone, but Microsoft's offering balances the difference between owning and streaming in a smarter way. Microsoft has pushed update version 2.6.370.0 to Windows Phone users, and there are some decent things to look out for. Microsoft hasn't been specific as to what this update brings, but according to some users, the new update brings new playback controls for the service, even though the previous ones weren't bad at ...

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    HTC has been on a launch streak lately, and even though we don't know how well that has played for the company in specifics, we do know that it is making some profit. We've seen the company trying hard to re-invent the mid-tier smartphone sector with compelling specs and design at a more affordable price tag, and we've also seen it enter the portable camera market. If you're wondering what's next for HTC, the answer is to improve what already exists. A new leak shows us how HTC silently published and pulled the information of a new HTC Design 820 Mini in the works. The Desire 820 is ...

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    Apple and Nike have been partners for years, up to the point where Tim Cook sits on Nike's board. As a result, we've seen tons of collaboration between companies through the Nike+ applications and services, and that was also evident in the exclusivity that the Nike Fuel Band saw with iPhones for years. The next chapter for this partnership was made official earlier this year, but since we haven't seen anything yet, a recent interview provides us with a hint. Nike CEO Mark Parker was recently interviewed by Bloomberg to discuss the company's brand and product strategy. We saw how Nike ...

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    One of the most interesting dramas of the year is Apple's intention to bring sapphire technology to its next iOS and Apple Watch lineup. We heard an insane amount of rumors regarding Apple's plans with sapphire at the beginning of this year, but these all began to fade as we heard of more and more production delays on the side of GT Advanced. We thought that the recent filing for bankruptcy wouldn't affect Apple's plans, but in the end, it seems they did. Apple and GT Advanced Technologies have just made the rupture of their agreement official. This drops the exclusivity deal between Apple ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the retail launch of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 in stores. Then it's all about Sony, though not good news about its projections. Then we talk about the iPhone 6 and how it doesn't get along with jeans. We then talk about the Google Nexus 6 and some anticipated delays. We end today's show talking about Facebook and its new "Rooms" application. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Apple iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 now available in Apple Stores - Sony sales target lowered once again - Are your jeans ruining your iPhone 6? - Nexus 6 ...

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    Facebook hasn't really succeed in many of the side projects it's launched over the last couple of years. If it wasn't for the existing success of its acquisitions like WhatsApp or Instagram, services like Facebook Paper, or even the defunct HTC First would give you the impression that Facebook can't launch anything aside from its own service. The company is trying something new today, and we'll admit this does drive some extra skepticism. Facebook "Rooms" is a new service that's made by Facebook, but doesn't really require you to be part of it. You don't need a Facebook account to be part ...

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