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 many sources claim that the Apple Watch is a success in sales, we still don't have solid information to back that up. What we do know is that Cupertino has struggled to meet consumer demand for the watch, so much so that people that ordered it on preorder date are still waiting for their unit. Apple has decided to give users an official statement on the matter, and today we learn more. Apple has just confirmed that the Apple Watch will all orders placed through May should reach customers within the next two weeks. The only exception to this is the Apple Watch 42 mm Space Black ...

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    Samsung has proven that its Exynos processor is good enough to leave Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon in the dirt for its current flagship smartphones. Historically we've noticed that Snapdragons were more reliable in performing when compared to Exynos processors on Galaxy Note variants, but we knew it was only a matter of time before that changed. Today we learn of new Samsung developments in this arena, but this time, for other OEMs. GFX benchmarks have just revealed the existence of a new Exynos 7580, but instead of powering a Samsung smartphone, we see the chip on the new TCL P650M. As ...

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    Samsung has definitely not enjoyed the benefits of launching a successful tablet over the last couple of years, but it's hard not to commend the company for its insistence in trying. At the moment the tablet market continues to be on decline, and even Apple is shuffling with options to see how to grow it. Samsung has been rumored to push some high-end options as a solution to its need to succeed, and today we learn more. We just landed a couple of leaked documents pertaining to two high-end Samsung tablets being certified at TENAA. We don't have any official names yet, but we'll call them ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's recent discounts on its Nexus 6 in the Google Play Store. Speaking of the Google Play Store, we also notice that the LG G Watch R is quickly running out of existence. We then talk about the Galaxy S6, as Samsung is oddly ordering less components. Apple Maps is next, as the service might go cross platform soon. We end today's show talking about the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, and how they may get a boost in display resolution. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google offers big discount on new Nexus 6 orders - LG G Watch ...

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    "The Internet of Things" seems to be a big deal recently, as more companies continue to provide manufacturers with options to make home appliances smarter. The biggest problem so far is that manufacturers haven't really adopted any solution quickly, and then there's the price tag challenge that consumers face later. Still, we do see Google going crazy with things like Project Brillo, and then there's Apple's HomeKit, which is apparently going to get smarter with a new development. Apple has just published a new support document that claims that the third-generation Apple TV or later will ...

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    Apple Maps is not only the company's biggest flop in history, but also the most resilient. Cupertino is famous for putting its flops to sleep quickly, but oddly this particular service has stuck around, even after the dismissal of its creator Scott Forstall. Apple has actually done a thing or two to improve the service over time, and even with some of the rumored improvements that we heard for iOS 9, it seems that there is a broader plan at hand. Apple has a new job posting for its Apple Maps department, and the listing is clear in that the company is searching for a "Maps JavaScript ...

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    Apple may not be famous for following the trend of QHD displays with its latest flagships, but then again, that hasn't always been the way Apple has done things. We do remember Apple leapfrogging competitors with the move to a Retina Display on the iPhone 4 a few years ago, and the company has retained that standard ever since. That being said, it's clear that Cupertino has learned a thing or two about paying attention to consumers and its competitors with the iPhone 6, and we hear more changes with the iPhone 6s. New sources from China claim that Apple might be boosting the display ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the launch of the new ASUS ZenWatch 2, ZenFone Selfie, three new ZenPads, etc. Then we talk about Tag Heuer and the possible name of its Android Wear offering. Samsung follows as we hear rumors of a possible Galaxy S6 Plus in the works. Then we talk about HTC as we learn of a new series of smartphones in the works. We end today's show talking about Apple's subscription TV service, and some rumored delays. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ASUS goes official with ZenWatch 2, ZenFone Selfie, and three new ZenPad tablets - Tag ...

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    Microsoft has been working hard on meeting its Windows 10 deadline, but a lot has yet to be said about its mobile version of the OS. We want to believe that we will see everything launch on July 29, but the fact that Windows 10 mobile is leagues behind its desktop counterpart does have some of us worried. A lot of pieces of the puzzle are still missing, like a revamped settings menu for example, and that reaches the light of day today. The Microsoft Insider program is currently testing build 10080, but a Chinese website just got a hold of build 10127 and published a video about it. Yes, ...

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    The battle for mobile supremacy in China is still on its way, and even though Apple has gained a significant amount of popularity with its current flagships, all of its competitors are doing the complete opposite. Mid-range phones seem to be the best strategy the rest of the market wants to push through and Meizu has been doing a lot of positive damage here. The company has just announced its new Meizu M2 Note in a major event in China, and here's what you're getting. First of all the Meizu M2 Note is available in four polycarbonate color options, white, blue, gray and pink. It sports a ...

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    Even though certain platforms don't really care much about hacking into phones any more, rooting Android devices is still one of the most popular reasons why people love the operating system. Sadly, OEMs don't seem too fond of having you root their devices, up to the point where certain devices are notoriously difficult to root or unlock. LG has gained a certain level of fame in this department, and even if the company promised a bootloader unlock for the LG G3, that didn't necessarily happen. Just to be clear, yes LG did just launch its bootloader unlock tool, but the problem is that not ...

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    Apple's World Wide Developer Conference is definitely one of Cupertino's most important events of the year. We did see Steve Jobs announce a few iPhones during this event back in the day, but the fact that the company uses this event to announce major updates to its software experiences is just as important. If you're planning to keep an eye on what Apple announces, the company just made it easier for you to tune in. Apple has just made it official that it'll be live streaming its WWDC 2015 keynote on June 8. The company's website was recently updated to confirm that you can watch it from ...

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    Apple's hobby with the Apple TV has proven to be quite resilient over the last couple of years. Cupertino has done its best to drop the price of the hardware, and even add options like HBO GO to sweeten the pot for those in the market for a streaming hub. We'v heard that Apple has some major plans to reinvent the TV with a new subscription service, but it seems you'll just have to wait. Sources close to the matter claim that Apple's negotiation with TV services is still not finalized, and it will delay the rumored possible launch at WWDC. Apple's negotiations are rather complex as the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the official Windows 10 launch date, and some precautions you need to take. Google is next as the company has just simplified its privacy settings with a new hub. Nintendo is next as we learn that the NX console might be powered by Android. Apple follows as the company's music service may borrow some popularity from celebrities. We end today's show talking about how iPhone subsidies might end on Apple Stores. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Windows 10 gets an official launch date this summer - Google simplifies privacy settings ...

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    Microsoft has been hard at work reinventing itself since the administration of Satya Nadella began a few months ago. We now see a company that's more aggressively focused in expanding its software grip, even if that's at the cost of not serving its own hardware at the same speed. Windows 10 plays a major roll in this reinvention, and today we learn more about its launch date. Microsoft had teased that we should expect Windows 10 to launch this summer, but today we finally get an official date for July 29th. We did hear that the service would be a free upgrade, but today we also learn that ...

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    Android has proven to be one of the best computing ideas of our generation. From having the operating system power the hottest smartphones, tablets and wearables in the world, to giving life to services like Project Brillo, there is clearly no limit to what the service can do. Amazon and other companies have used Android in a proprietary way, to benefit their particular needs, and reports claim that the next company is Nintendo. Nintendo has been reluctant to provide details on its NX console that's planned for a possible launch in 2016, but leaks are inevitable for almost every company in ...

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    Google has been making some major changes over the last couple of months since Sundar Pichai took over of the company's units last fall. Most of these changes have been focused in unification and simplification, given the vast amount of services that Google offers. Privacy has definitely become a concern for many lately, and given how convoluted this was in Google before, the company has just provided a solution. As of today you'll notice that Google has just launched a new account security hub for all users. In a nutshell this service consolidates all your privacy and security settings in ...

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    At a time when music labels are already enjoying the economical benefits of the music freemium model, Apple is clearly desperate to regain its supremacy in this department. Previous rumors have even claimed that Cupertino has tried to use its current leverage to get music labels to drop the model in order for the company's plan to survive. For now what we know is that the service might be called Apple Music, and today we learn more about the company's plan. New sources mention that Apple is in talks with music celebrities like Drake, Pharrell Williams and even David Guetta in a plan to ...

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    Buying any flagship smartphone these days is an expensive proposition, no matter what brand you're acquiring. iPhones are specially notorious for being expensive pieces of hardware, and especially if you desire more than the entry-level 16GB of storage options. Carrier subsidies have always been the best option for US consumers to gain access to new iPhones, but it seems that's about to change. Trusted sources claim that Apple has just informed its employees that it will be dropping AT&T carrier subsidies this month of June, but the reasons for the change weren't announced. Consumers ...

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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 Apple's WWDC keynote date and time. Then we talk about Apple's bug fix for the iPhone SMS bug that's plaguing users. Sony is next as we learn about the display roadmap for Xperia devices. Android Pay and Google Wallet are next, as no, they aren't the same thing. We end today's show talking about Android M multi-window mode, and its current status. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Apple confirms WWDC keynote date and time, hundreds of sessions will take place - Apple shares how to save your iPhone from that glitchy text - No 2K ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about all the offline updates that Google Maps will receive soon. Then we talk about the new Google Cardboard, and how the protocol now supports even iPhones. Then we talk bout the new Google Now On Tap, which could be the coolest new feature of Android M. Google Photos also received a major update, and made it self cooler than ever. We end today's show talking about Android M and its bevy of new features. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google Maps will expand offline capabilities very soon - Google’s got a new and improved Google ...

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    Apple Pay has done its fair share of damage when it comes to making mobile payments a thing. Cupertino hasn't necessarily succeeded, but statistics have proven that it has had better luck than Google, in addition to other competitors. We've heard rumors that the service will make it to China and Canada soon, but we also hear of new changes to come. Reports claim that Apple will launch Apple Pay 2.0 at WWDC 2015, even though specifics of what we're getting weren't mentioned. Apple has shown some interest in acquiring certain mobile payment startups, but nothing has been made public yet. ...

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    Apple's Force Touch technology has certainly made a big boom since it became public with the Apple Watch, and Apple's new MacBook. Many of us still find it confusing to determine when an Apple Watch has this command option, but it is cool to have a sort of right-click function on such a small display. We've heard conflicting rumors on this technology reaching the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, mainly because most of these claimed it to be an iPhone 6s Plus exclusive. Trusted supply chain sources now claim that Apple has already made up its mind, and will bring Force Touch to both the iPhone ...

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    Google I/O has proven to be the company's most epic event of each and every year. Google is definitely a software company at heart, and this is the show floor for the future of Google's software vision. This has also proven to be a key event for product launches, in some cases hardware related, but where software-related launches never miss a spot. As such, Android M is definitely going to be a key product that we're looking forward to, and the amount of rumors surrounding it is substantial. When it comes to hardware, we have seen a couple of Nexus tablets being launched at this event over ...

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