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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    For many, the Apple Watch sold out too early to even allow them to think twice about it. Apple's odd strategy to not sell the Apple Watch on its own stores tomorrow has generated significant controversy, as online stores are not offering shipping times earlier than June. Still, there were some lucky enough to land a timely order for launch date, and some good news have begun to arrive today. Apple has already begun to send shipment alerts to those who were lucky enough to order an Apple Watch on time. As of today, the status for these products appears as "shipped," for the US or ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about LG's new teaser on the leather back process for the LG G4. Samsung follows with lukewarm sales of the Galaxy S6 in its home market. Apple follows as the rumors of the iPhone mini seem to be put to rest. Then we talk about the Apple Watch Sport, and how it failed horribly in a scratch test. We end today's show talking about Google's introduction of Project Fi, and what this means for US consumers. All this and more after the break. Stories: - LG shows off the G4’s leather back in its latest teaser clip - Samsung Galaxy S6 sales underperform ...

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    If you're currently testing Windows 10 in the Insider program and thought you were rocking the latest build, fact of the matter is you're not. The Insider program is currently testing version 10052, and today we land a leaked video from a trusted source on version 12544, which is definitely a significant jump in version number. The changes are significant, and the video is quite technical, so here's what changes: Background transparency: Microsoft will be providing users with a slider to control for the background image transparency, something that's definitely handy for images that are ...

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    Lawsuits between Chinese OEMs may either not be common, or just not as public as other OEMs in our shores make it seem. Huawei spent a great deal of time showing us all the camera innovations that it launched with the Huawei P8 a few days ago, some hardware related like with the RGBW sensor, and others software related. ZTE feels that some of these innovations on the Huawei P8 and the MediaPad X2 infringe in Nubia patents, and a lawsuit has been filed. The first infringement applies to "Slow Shutter and Capture technology," which we assume relates to the light painting option in the P8's ...

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    Even though the race for the thinnest smartphone continues at a rate we don't even find logical, that's not the only frontier that OEMs are trying to win lately. Oppo's R lineup has always been about pushing the limits of design, with the Oppo R5 succeeding at being the thinnest phone in the world for a short lived time. Some recent leaks show us that the Oppo R7 will shift its design focus a little into another area of interest, and we get more leaked photos today. These new leaked photos prove that the Oppo R7 is a gorgeous device in every way. Most of us find devices like the Moto 360 ...

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    The Apple Watch sport has proven to be one of the best selling Apple wearables so far, and it makes sense given the price difference with the stainless steel Apple Watch. That said, there is a level of compromise as aluminum is not a common material for Watches, or at least not as common as stainless steel, and neither is the Ion-X glass used on the Apple Watch Sport when compared to sapphire. We already know that sapphire is second only to diamonds when it comes to durability, but it seems Ion-X didn't do so well. A recent video from Unbox Therapy has emerged on YouTube testing the Apple ...

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    We've heard a ton of rumors surrounding a possible 4-inch iPhone mini launch later this year. Surely the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have proven to be very successful over the last few months, but there is still a significant market interested in better one-handed usability. For that matter, Apple still sells the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, and that might not be good for an iPhone mini project. KGI Securities has a very positive track record when it comes to Apple predictions, and today Ming-Chi Kuo claims that we might not see a brand new 4-inch iPhone until 2016. The reasons have a lot to do ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the launch of Android 5.1.1, and what just got fixed. Then we talk about a recent Microsoft PowerPoint update that brings support for the Apple Watch. Samsung is next as we hear the company's desperate measures to enter the Japanese market. AMD follows as it spills the beans on when to expect Windows 10. We end today's show talking about the LG G4 camera, and how LG is marketing it. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Android 5.1.1 goes official as first Nexus factory image lands - You can now control PowerPoint presentations with ...

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    Even though Apple's App Store certification process is a developer's worse nightmare, it has done a great job in keeping iOS free from many of the emerging malware trends of the last few years. Sadly that particular topic changes every day, so there's no guarantee that your device is completely safe from any sort of hack, and today we learn of another one. An HTTPS vulnerability bug was discovered back in February that affects version 2.5.1 of AFNetwork, a popular networking library used for iOS and OS X apps. This bug allows attackers to access sensitive and private information through ...

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    HTC is clearly looking to expand to other markets that go beyond just smartphones, tablets and wearables. The HTC Vive is a clear example of the company taking Virtual Reality further, and even the word further is an understatement to Michael's experience with the Vive at MWC 2015. Still, this is not the only emerging market with promise of significant growth, and today we learn of HTC's next step. IoV, or Internet of Vehicles, is a market that's beginning to grow in Asia. This is really not about having your phone connect to a vehicle (even though it can be a feature), but more of a ...

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    There was a time when Samsung spent a good deal of money on an ad campaign that made fun of iPhone users for being "Wall Huggers." In a way, Samsung was right back then, as the battery life of previous iPhones was terrible, and having a replaceable battery on most Samsung Galaxy devices was an advantage. Now, what happens when tables are turned? Samsung's new Galaxy S6 ad spends more than a minute explaining all the charging benefits of the Galaxy S6, and doing all it could in making these features sound cool. The ad explains the benefits of Samsung's fast charging technology, and how ...

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    Microsoft has shown a significant level of interest in supporting the Apple Watch since it was announced. A quick update to OneDrive for iOS allows users to view and edit photo albums on their wrist, something that even though cumbersome, may be useful for some. If you thought Microsoft was done with OneDrive, think again, as things just got more useful. Microsoft has just updated its PowerPoint for iOS, and among the changes, we now find Apple Watch controls. You can now slide back and forth through a presentation, and you even get the elapsed time that you've taken with the presentation, ...

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    You guessed it, today is "Patch Tuesday," a day when bugs get dealt with, or when what wasn't broken, shouldn't have gotten fixed. Microsoft launched a good deal of security patches for most of its versions of Windows last Tuesday, and so far, we haven't heard any complaints. Today however, even though we do have a longer list of patches when compared to last week, the focus is different. Microsoft plans to launch over 30 non-security patches later today. 30 sounds like a lot, but some of these are going to Windows 7 and others will go to Windows RT 8.1. Windows 8.1 will be the most ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about all the new updates that are coming soon to Android Wear. Then we talk about all the goods that LG will give to its customers in certain countries if you buy an LG G4. Apple then takes the stage as we see how slow the Apple Watch is to boot and launch apps. Sony follows as the launch of the Xperia Z4 leaves most of us confused. We end today's show talking about Nokia's possible launch of smartphones and VR headsets very soon. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Android Wear update delivers WiFi support, always-on apps, and more - LG ...

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    Microsoft hasn't had much fame over the last couple of years for its timeliness in launching products, and well, we don't blame them for switching CEOs to fix that, among other things. The new Microsoft we've seen over the last few months has launched a bevy of products for multiple platforms, even though we do know that one of their main focus points is Windows 10. Redmond did tease a launch to happen in the summer, but if you wanted an exact month, we hear it today. AMD's is one of Microsoft's biggest partners and the company's CEO, Lisa Su, has just confirmed that we should expect ...

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    Samsung may be the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, but you'd be shocked to know how little it sells in certain countries. To give you an example, Apple owns 51.1% of the Japanese market share, and as for Samsung, 5.6%, and no we didn't get that number wrong. The company is willing to do anything to gain more market share in Japan with its Galaxy S6, and we mean anything. Samsung has just announced that it will be ditching its own brand for the launch of the Galaxy S6 later this month. The company has decided to follow an old trend that we saw years ago in the US, where you'll ...

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    It's hard to be happy for either Microsoft or Nokia after the whole mobile division buyout. It's been almost a year since the deal happened and we still don't see a flagship Lumia from Microsoft's administration. Microsoft is still entitled to use the Nokia brand until next year as part of the deal, and if you're wondering what'll happen next, today we get some details. Two trusted sources close to Nokia claim that the company plans to launch smartphones in 2016, and this would just be the tip of the iceberg. The report also claims that once the Microsoft brand deal is over, Nokia will ...

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    Even though jailbreaking isn't as popular as it was a few years ago, there is still a very active community working on cracking Apple's code. iOS 8.4 beta 1 was released a few weeks ago to developers, and even though the list of changes isn't vast, the new Music app does prove to be a worthy reason to upgrade. If you currently have a jailbroken iPhone and are worried about upgrading, there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel. Famous code-breaker i0n1c just came tweeted that he was able to Jailbreak iOS 8.4 beta 1, and there's even a video proving it. The source of vulnerability ...

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    Apple has been famous for battling boot up times since the launch of the second-generation MacBook Air. People were clearly in shock when they saw a computer startup from scratch to a lock screen in just a second or two, and that has been the standard for most Macs running on a solid state drive. Sadly the story is dramatically different with Apple's iOS lineup, and if you thought the Apple Watch would do better, think again. A video was recently published on YouTube showing the Apple Watch startup process, and believe it or not, it takes a crazy 70 seconds. Just to give you an idea, it ...

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    After spending some time in Singapore with the Oppo N3 a few months ago, I won't deny that I was really interested in taking the device for a spin. Smartphone designs have become dull lately, with predictable camera setups and the usual controls. For that reason alone, it's hard for our inner geek to not be excited about something as unique as the motorized camera on Oppo's N3, where you no longer have to compromise a selfie to a less-powerful camera, or a panorama to a pair of shaky hands. After spending nearly a month the the Oppo N3 and its camera, here are some thoughts about its ...

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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 update to its mobile search services, and how this brings some interesting updates. Then we talk about the LG G4, some new teasers and a possible processor. We then continue with LG, this time following the rumors of the LG Stylus, and how it differentiates. Microsoft then takes the stage with Windows 10 for phones, which now returns after a bug fix was found. We end today's show talking about the OnePlus event that happens next week. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google mobile search indexing now able to suggest new ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Microsoft's halt of Windows 10 preview for smartphones due to a couple of significant bugs. Sony then takes the stage as the Xperia Z4 continues to be alive, and this time leaks point to new materials. Then we talk about the next iPhone, and how it might bring stronger materials in design. We end today's show talking about some predictions that claim that the Apple Watch sold in the millions. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Microsoft halts Windows 10 Technical Preview availability for select Lumia models - New Sony Xperia Z4 ...

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    Halo is definitely one of Microsoft’s crown jewels, and one of the biggest differentiators in its Xbox platform. The launch of Halo: Spartan Assault on Windows Phone, Windows 8.1 and Steam made a lot of sense two years ago, as these were all platforms where Microsoft wanted to use the Halo brand to extend mindshare. Today we finally get a sequel for the game, but this time Microsoft wants to expand further. Halo: Spartan Strike finally goes live today after it was announced back in October 2014, and those of you lucky enough to carry a Windows 8.1 computer, Windows Phone, Steam account ...

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    Live streaming is clearly becoming a thing lately, with Twitter launching its “Periscope” app as a way to let you broadcast what you’re doing live. The service does have a significant amount of limitations so far, like for example being an iOS exclusive, at a time when the world is full of Android phones. If live streaming is for you, or you want to give it a try today, there’s a new alternative that just reached Android. Meerkat gained significant popularity in the South by Southwest conference that happened this year in Austin. Just like Periscope, this app allows you to live ...

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