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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    Huawei is not only famous for the amount of smartphones it sells around the world, but for the fact that it doesn't just build the final product. The company is also famous for its line of Kirin processors, which are decent competitors to Qualcomm, MediaTek, and Samsung, even though we mostly only see these on Huawei phones. Today we learn details of a future Kirin in the works, and things seem rather interesting. The rumored Kirin 950 processor seems to be a 64-bit octa-core processor that is made of four Cortex-A53 cores and an additional four Cortex A72 corers. Its clock speed seems to ...

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    Microsoft has been on a roll with Windows 10 updates, as we approach the final release date of the computer version on July 29. Just last week we saw Redmond launch a crazy three builds of the OS with minor bug fixes and improvements, something very odd for Microsoft. What's important is that these last builds seem to be some of the final touches that the OS needed, as we now get close to an RTM build. Sources familiar to the matter claim that Windows 10 RTM should be ready early this week. The source mentions that this particular RTM build is planned to reach partners by the end of this ...

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    Even though the success of Apple Pay is still a debatable topic, Apple can't just quit when it barely got started. The company has expanded the bank and retail availability options in the US substantially over the last couple of months, and its expansion to international markets should also be code for growth. Today we learn that the service is already gearing up for a launch in the UK, but not all with be at its best on launch date. Trusted sources claim that Apple has already informed certain employees about the launch of Apple Pay in the UK on July 14. The source claims that Apple Store ...

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    Nobody buys a phablet for added comfort, unless of course, you play in the NBA or something like that. Phablets are more about the added screen real-estate for media consumption, or the added benefit of all-day battery life, but not because they're either pocket friendly or easy to operate. The last thing you'd expect is for a 6' 10" NBA player to get injured by using a phablet, but that's the news today. Matt Bonner, longtime member of the San Antonio Spurs, was recently interviewed and blamed his recent injury on owning an iPhone 6 Plus. He revealed that he spent the last two months of ...

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    It seems like Apple's vow of secrecy to keep its products hidden before launch date gets sloppier by the minute. It does make sense though, as Cupertino needs to keep building anticipation for its next-generation iPhone one way or another. So far most of the recent rumors paint the Apple will repeat its iPhone design strategy as with previous models, and today we get additional confirmation on that. New leaks that come from a reliable source in the Chinese supply chain claim that reveal the iPhone 6s schematic. If these documents are true, then the recent rumors of a thicker iPhone 6s and ...

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    There’s a very interesting trend happening lately of very thin smartphones, high end design, lower than flagship price points, and a Snapdragon 615 processor under the hood. Last year’s Oppo R5 was one of the first, and this year’s Oppo R7 takes the trend a step further. Join us for our first impressions of the Oppo R7. So far our first few days with the Oppo R7 have been rather positive. The most striking first impression of the Oppo R7 is that even though this phone is thinner than the iPhone 6 at 6.3mm, it feels sturdier in the hand, thanks to its added weight at 148 grams. 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 a possible surprise from T-Mobile coming next week that could have something to do with Apple Music. Then we talk about the OnePlus 2 and how it might gain a metallic chassis. BlackBerry is next as we get renders of a BlackBerry Passport and the Venice running Android. Google follows as Android M could reach legacy devices even if we thought it wouldn't. We end today's show talking about the iPhone 6s and its differences with the iPhone 6. All this and more after the break. Stories: - John Legere promises exciting news for next week, says ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some new Moto 360 deals, given the possible refresh coming soon. Then we talk about the Apple Watch 2, and what to expect from its new display. HTC is next as the company might introduce a new flagship later this year. Then we talk about the iPhone 6s and some of the leaks regarding its camera. We end today's show talking about some leaked cases for the Galaxy Note 5, and what they reveal. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Moto 360 sees hefty price drops at multiple retailers as new model approaches - Apple Watch 2 could be thinner ...

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    John Legere is not only famous for turning T-Mobile around from that infamous carrier that almost gout acquired by AT&T, but also because he's very verbal about it. He's well known for going off at competitors publicly for mistreating customers with plans and contracts, and his main tool for these complaints is Twitter. Legere decided to tweet about Sprint's disappointments in its recent ad campaign, and it seems people got tired of it. It's extremely uncommon for any CEO to respond to negative comments about any company, and specially respond to tweets from John Legere, but Marcelo ...

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    At this point the amount of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ rumors is substantial. We've seen some leaked renders, and we also have a very clear idea of what to expect regarding its specifications. The biggest question left is how it will look when compared to the regular Galaxy S6, and it seems that question got solved today to some extent. Case makers have just provided a couple of images of a dummy of the Galaxy S6 Edge+. Surely this is not one of those dummies that looks like the final product, but it serves case makers to mold their products way ahead of the launch of the final smartphone. ...

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    Apple's obsession with thin and light has been a topic of much debate over the last couple of years. If it wasn't for that time when Apple launched the third-generation iPad, it's hard to remember any other case when a newer product is thicker than its predecessor. Added thickness might be a need in some cases though, and it seems the iPhone 6s will be next on that list. Case makers are already sharing information on the next-generation iPhone, and it seems that some added thickness is part of the deal. We've seen that both new iPhones will look identical to the current models, but the ...

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    It would be easy to say that there is an Apple before Jony Ive and after, but that would be cutting it too short. We've seen Ive's design redefine MP3 players, computers, smartphones, tablets, and even mobile operating systems. We do know that Ive and the late Steve Jobs would work closely together, and it seems that after the death of Apple's major leader, Ive is preparing to move on as well. We covered how Apple has decided to promote Jony Ive to "Chief Design Officer," a role which you'd assume would give Ive total control over the company's design process. In a way that's true, as he ...

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    There was a time when the iPhone was praised for its camera quality, and at the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, this was still the way most of us felt about it. Then came 2015, products like the Galaxy S6 and LG G4, and now everyone consider's Apple's cameras to be dull. We've kept an eye on a ton of rumors regarding the new cameras Apple will bring to its next generation iPhones, but today we get that information in writing, or should I say, drawing. Leaked Foxconn documents detail the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus camera specifications. Both devices are apparently being coded as ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some LG and HTC deals to gain more mind share for their respective flagships. Microsoft is next as we see the company push more variants of the Surface Pro 3. Then we talk about YouTube and its new 60fps service for mobile. We follow with the iPhone 6s rumors, as we now hear that it'll get LTE Cat 6. We end today's show talking about Apple Music and the difference prices around the world. All this and more after the break. Stories: - LG and HTC promote their flagships with new freebies - Microsoft introduces new Surface Pro 3 hardware option - ...

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    We've kept a close eye on the Samsung Galaxy A8 leaks over the last couple of weeks. Samsung is clearly up to something good with this new Galaxy A variant, particularly in the design department. If all goes well, this should be the thinnest Samsung Galaxy ever, though don't think it won't come at a cost. One of the most striking parts of the spec sheet we found a few days ago, was not necessarily the fact that it was barely 5.9mm thin, which is already a full millimeter thiner than the iPhone 6. The shocker was that the video we discovered next showed that this device doesn't have a ...

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    Apple has used the "s" after an iPhone's product name as a representation of additional speed, ever since the old iPhone 3GS. As such we've seen the company retain the same design as the existing model, but with added performance benefits. We're expecting this to be the exact same case with the iPhone 6s, and today we get a major tip of where this will be focused on. The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will reportedly use Qualcomm's new MDM9635M chip, also known as the ‘9X35′ Gobi modem platform. The major benefit with this change when compared to the current “9X25″ chip we see on ...

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    One of the most common trends ever since smartphone screens started getting larger, was for video consumption to grow. YouTube has made gigantic leaps in the quality it can support from video producers like us to consumers on a desktop, but we've also seen the company gradually bring this support to mobile. Today we see the company expand support of new features to mobile users. YouTube has just published an "HFR FTW" post on its YouTube blog. By this, the Google-owned company has just confirmed that both iOS and Android devices will now support 60 FPS video streaming. This feature was ...

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    Believe it or not, the last time Apple refreshed its iPod lineup was back in year 2012. It makes sense for Apple to loosen its on the iPod with the success of the iPhone, given the company always knew that it would be at the cost of killing its own music player. That last thing we'd expect is for Cupertino to continue refreshing the lineup, but its seems something is coming after all. When connecting an iPod to iTunes 12.2, which is necessary for users to enjoy Apple Music, we were greeted with the odd surprise of new iPod colors. We see an iPod Touch in dark blue, an iPod nano in Gold, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's launch of iOS 8.4, Apple Music, and a new version of OS X. We then talk about all the Android Lollipop updates that just arrived on different units in the US. We then talk about a new patent for the Apple Watch, which makes you take advantage of hand gestures. Apple follows with some leaks of the iPhone 6s chassis. We end today's show talking about Samsung's current market share in the US. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Apple launches iOS 8.4 with Apple Music, and bug fixes - Apple releases some major fixes with OS X ...

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    We've spent the last couple of months both considering and dismissing the possibility of an iPhone mini. At first we saw the leaked images of an iPhone 5c successor, but those rumors were quickly shot by trusted sources as the iPhone 5s might still be slated for another year, given its popularity. For a moment there we thought this possibility wouldn't happen, but it seems that Apple has a plan up its sleeve. Sources now claim that Apple is working on a metallic iPhone 6c for a launch in 2016. Foxconn's stock just grew 3.2% after the rumors hit the media, given the fact that it seems that ...

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    Samsung was in desperate need of a positive break after the sales disappointments it suffered with last year's Galaxy S5. The Galaxy S6 was codenamed "Project Zero" precisely because the company needed to re-invent the device from the ground up, and so it did. If you're wondering how well is the Korean giant doing after a few months of sales, the answer is actually positive. Kantar Worldpanel ComTech has just released numbers for the US marketshare over the the last three months ending in May 2015. The results show that Samsung is once again the smartphone king in the United States, ...

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    Apple set June 30 as a very important date on the calendar, mainly because those of you eager to test Apple Music are already entitled to. For this to reach consumers, Apple published iOS 8.4, along with a couple of bug fixes to its mobile platform. iOS wasn't the only operating system benefited by this calendar date though, as we learn of a new update reaching OS X. Apple has just released OS X 10.10.4 to the public, an update that developers were already testing since we last heard in April. This new version of OS X Yosemite fixes some of the notable network issues that customers have ...

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    Cupertino has called its Apple Watch the "most personal" device it has ever made, and that's kind of true. You have to actually like a product a lot in order to be willing to wear it, and given the reported sales of the Apple Watch, that could hold true. The only bummer is that as a first generation product, there are a ton of limitations in its functionality, but it doesn't seem that Apple is resting in its laurels. Today we discover a new patent that allows the Apple Watch to detect when users shake hands with other Apple Watch users, or share a Hi-5, or even a bow it seems. The patent ...

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    We've been following Apple Music ever since the company acquired Beats a few months ago. We just knew there should be a purpose for Cupertino to spend billions on a this purchase, and we saw it announced at WWDC 2015 with Apple Music. iOS 8.4 beta has always been about bringing this service to the public, and today it goes official. Apple has just launched iOS 8.4 to the public, and even though there are some bug fixes here and there, the major point of this update is to give users a chance to give Apple Music a try. The service is now available to almost 100 countries, with prices ...

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