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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    Microsoft is already teasing what to expect for its IFA 2014 event. We know that devices like the rumored Nokia Lumia 730 might be part of the show, and its "selfie phone" capabilities will be the big news here. Still, Nokia is famous for not launching just one device at its events, and another device we've been following is the Nokia Lumia 830. This Lumia 830 would be the successor to the old Lumia 820 that saw the light of day a couple of years ago. We've seen some leaked photos that proved to be a tad controversial as we did see a camera hump that's similar to what we currently know on ...

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    These may not be Samsung's best quarters when it comes to its sales of mobile devices, but that doesn't change the fact that the company remains the biggest smartphone maker in the world. This is one of those companies that doesn't mind pushing something directly from an R&D lab to a retail store, win or lose, so it's hard to see this Korean giant slow down in its plans to continue as the smartphone king. The Galaxy Alpha is a clear example another experiment that Samsung is willing to push forward, and rumors say this will happen very soon. New reports from some Korean sources claim ...

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    We've heard some very interesting rumors of what the iPhone 6 might do. One of the most surprising ones is a report that claimed that the Apple logo at the back would glow and provide users with notifications. While this isn't something new for Apple given its way to bring this to its MacBook line-up, we've never seen the company do this with mobile devices, and it seems that history won't change. A leaked batch of iPhone 6 Apple logos was recently caught on camera, and judging by the looks of these, they weren't made to glow. It seems that these logos mimic what we currently see in ...

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    There are some substantial changes coming to Apple's next-generation iPhone 6. From a dramatic redesign, to the possibility of two models that are much bigger than the current iPhones we see, Apple is clearly out to address the needs of many consumers today. That said, there are a couple of parts that may change in size, but that will retain aesthetics as much as possible in order to bring that familiar iPhone look that everybody can tell from a distance, and that's part of today's leaks. We get some additional photos of the iPhone 6 front panel, and this time it seems to include all the ...

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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 Google's announcement of some Google Play deals outside the US. AT&T follows as the company has just picked up a better iteration of the LG G Vista. T-Mobile then surprises us with its carrier unlock app for Android devices, so long as you're eligible. Then we get some more reports on the HTC Nexus 8 tablet in the works. We end today's show talking about Microsoft's plan to bring haptic feedback to mobile displays in a smart way. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google announces international Play Store media sale - AT&T ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Sony's teasers on what we should expect from its event at IFA. LG follows as the company has launched a G3 A, with some interesting specs. Android L is next as reports claim that we're getting multi-user support for smartphones on the final build. Apple then surprises us with some of the leaked specifications of the iPhone 6. We end todays show talking about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and a very interesting addition to rumors. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Sony IFA invites shed light on product types to expect - LG launches yet ...

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    Capacitive displays have become mainstream ever since Apple launched the first-generation iPhone in 2007. Apple did prove a point that having hardware buttons poised a challenge to smartphone makers since you can't really change these buttons when another cool idea emerges years later. Sadly, the biggest challenge with a glass display is that you can't really operate it without looking at it, so things like gaming can leave you with a cumbersome experience; something that Microsoft wants to fix. Microsoft Research is currently working on a new technology that brings haptic feedback to ...

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    Sony has already begun teasing what we should expect from the company at its IFA event in Berlin. We've seen numerous rumors of a Sony Xperia Z3 in the works, and we've even learned of a Sony Xperia Z3 Compact that's also making the cut. Today we see that Sony is already making preparations for these devices to be sold across Europe. Leaked certification documents show that there are three models that Sony is preparing for a probable launch at IFA. The three device model numbers are D6633 / D6603, D5803, and D2403. The D6633 / D6603 reportedly correspond to the Sony Xperia Z3 that we know ...

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    For those of you that thought that Push to talk was dead, well it is, and it isn't. At times when users are sticking to services like Voxer, or even Whatsapp's voice messaging, it's hard for these decade-old services to survive. Still, we know that Verizon is reluctant to let it die, and the company is now pushing it to more handsets, in its own way. Verizon's Push to Talk Plus is still "a thing" on Verizon, and the company has decided to make this service available to flagship devices like the Samsung Galaxy S5, in addition to other legacy devices like the Motorola Droid MAXX. There are ...

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    We're just a couple of weeks away from the rumored event where Apple might launch its next-generation iPhone 6. We've seen leaks of its design, and we've also seen leaks of some of its technical specifications. Today we get another round at the enhancements we should expect. Rumors point to the iPhone 6 sporting some interesting new hardware. We had heard of the device bringing WiFi 802.11ac to the table, along with NFC, and even new enhancements to Touch ID. Today's rumors agree to these previous claims, but we get some additional details on some extra enhancements. One of these changes ...

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    Now that the US government has approved the deal between Apple and Beats, it's time to start seeing what this acquisition was for. Some speculate that the deal is to bring some more culture into Apple's approach to music, and others assume this is to improve the quality of Apple's mobile accessories. Whatever the case may be, we're not seeing any of that yet, as all we find lately is better product placement for Beats on Apple's website. In addition to Apple launching a webpage with all the information of Beats by Dre, today we see that Apple has given its online store a minor update with ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about how a recent study shows that your battery will last longer on T-Mobile. We then follow-up on the Galaxy Note 4 and some teasers posted y Samsung for the IFA event. Then we talk about the Moto 360 and some leaked photos that show us that there's nothing to worry about. Apple follows as the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will apparently have a better battery than we expect. We end today's show talking about the Microsoft Surface lineup, and how its performing for the company. All this and more after the break. Store: - Smartphones on T-Mobile tend to last ...

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    As Microsoft and its partners continue to roll out Windows Phone 8.1, and even the new Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 to existing devices, the last thing we ever expected to find was a case of an eligible product that won't receive these updates. One of the beauties of the Windows Phone 8 evolution was supposed to be that any device running it would not face any software obsolescence issues. Sadly the news today is that not everything is perfect, and this is sad news for some HTC customers. Surely the HTC 8S (known also as the HTC Windows Phone 8S) didn't take the world by storm, and such was ...

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    Sony has won a lot of praise for its recent smartphone offerings. Our reviews of devices like the Xperia Z2 make it clear that the company is doing a great job in making Xperia smartphones very competitive. Xperia tablets haven't gained that same level of fame, but it doesn't mean they aren't good, and rumors have it that there is more to come. Listings are now showing a model number SGP621 being traded around through Indonesia. If you all remember, the code for the Xperia Tablet Z2 was SGP521, and the code for the Xperia Tablet Z was SGP321. This clearly hints to the company working on ...

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