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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    A honeymoon is one of those things that rarely happens twice. Whenever you get a lot of the same, you could say there is very little discovery involved, but this is not one of those cases. We've just spent 24 hours with the iPhone 7 Plus, and boy is this a product unique in its own. It's too early to fully test everything about the device, but this quick video covers most of our first impressions with the device. From a guy who's never used a Plus as his daily driver, this marks a very interesting change to new territory. After you watch the video, make sure you chime in with your test ...

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    Even though one of the most familiar smartphones in the market is the iPhone, 2016 has flooded the market with a bevy of very compelling Android competitors, up to the point where some of us in the Pocketnow crew have spent most of our year in Android. Still, Apple has clearly raised the ante with its iPhone 7 line-up, up to the point where some of us have decided to experiment the idea of coming back to the iPhone, though now with an added kick. The iPhone 7 Plus is now more than just a larger iPhone with OIS, so it's time for our review period to begin, but now under the helm of a "Plus" ...

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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 the recent deals for the Pebble Time. Then we discuss the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recalls, and when can we expect new units. The Apple Watch Series 2 follows as some recent tear downs reveal how internals have improved. The matte black iPhone 7 follows as we learn the pros and cons of this new color. We end today's show taking about the iPhone 7 Plus, and how pre-orders broke regular buying habits. All this and more after the break. Stories: - OG Pebble Time smartwatch up for grabs at crazy low $70 ($80 off list) on eBay - US Galaxy Note 7 ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent deals that have the Galaxy S7 edge offering a Gear VR in certain countries. Then we talk about the HTC Bolt, the codename for the company's probable flagship coming soon. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 follows as we now have even the NY trains and busses asking you to power it down. Then we discuss the Samsung Galaxy S8 and a probable launch date. We end today's show talking about the iPhone 7 Plus and Jet Black iPhones not making it to the Apple Store tomorrow. All this and more after the break. Stories: - New Galaxy S7 Edge buyers in ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the launch of the second-generation Amazon Echo Dot, and what to expect. Then we talk about Spotify and its current subscriber growth with respect to Apple Music. Then we talk about the Samsung Galaxy S7 and a recent explosion on video. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 follows as we notice that certain countries are dealing with replacements. We end today's show talking about the future of Android Wear this year. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Amazon makes $50 second-gen Echo Dot official, also brings larger Echo to Europe - From 30 ...

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    Apple has just made iOS 10 public to everyone, meaning if you haven't already checked your Software Update setting, you probably should. We have a separate extensive look at everything iOS 10 can do, but as history proves, you don't always end up using everything that Apple announces. Some features are cool, others, simply not as useful as others. We've been actively testing iOS 10 since the first beta, and decided that it was best if we condensed a separate video that details everything you might care about most with regards to this software update. Watch our full video to learn more.

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the some of the recent deals if you buy a Huawei Honor 8 at certain retailers. Then we discuss Apple's launch of iOS 10 and watchOS 3 to the masses. Then the iPhone 7 follows as companies like T-Mobile have already begun to mention sales figures. We then continue talking about the iPhone 7, though this time we focus on some benchmark results. We end today's show talking about Samsung and some of the recent measures taken with the Galaxy Note 7. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Newegg throws in free JBL Bluetooth headphones with ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent issues between the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and the US CPSC. The iPhone 7 follows as we learn more about its final specifications. Pokemon Go is next, for those of you worried that it wasn't going to reach Android Wear. The Google Nexus launcher follows, even though the final name seems to be the Google Pixel launcher going forward. We end today's show talking about the Google Pixels smartphones and the recently leaked renders. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Could CPSC statement put kibosh on replacement Galaxy Note 7 ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some of the recent deals Motorola is providing for the Moto Z. Then we talk about some more deals, this time for the first-generation Apple Watch. The iPhone 7 Plus follows as we learn just how quickly it sold out. Then we discuss the future of the Microsoft Lumia line-up, which doesn't seem at all promising. We end today's show talking about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, and how the company is now expediting US replacements after the FAA made it a topic. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Motorola now also gives away select Moto Mods ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Amazon all new Fire HD 8, and the great deal you can nail for one. LG follows as we get to hear about retail availability for the LG V20. Then we discuss the software update for the Google Nexus 6P to Android 7.0 Nougat, as Huawei talks about delays. AppleCare+ continues as we hear of the changes that are both good and bad with the iPhone 7. We end today's show talking about how Australian Airlines are banning in-flight Galaxy Note 7 usage due to the recent issues and recall. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Amazon’s ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent styles you can find for Andorid Wear through Michael Kors. Then we talk about the LG G6 and how it might still retail modularity. The HTC Nexus follows as we hear about pricing and possible dates. Then we talk about the Huawei 7P, which could point to being the Google Nexus 7. We end today's show talking about the iPhone 7 event. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Stylish Michael Kors smartwatches now available for $350 and up, $95 activity trackers too - Don’t lose hope for modular LG G6, company spokesman says - It ...

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    We've spent the last couple of years, to a certain degree complaining, about an Apple that has lost its mojo. The Cupertino we knew got lost for a bit with iterative iPhone updates, and a few gimmicks here in there in the last few iPhone and Apple Watch releases. The effects of this were clearly seen in the company seeing the first decline in iPhone sales in history over the last two quarters. Apple clearly got the memo though, as today's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus announcement have shown us that the bold Apple of years past should not be written off as the innovator of the past. We even ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Motorola G4 Play, and some of the deals you can take advantage of at Amazon. Google follows as we learn more details of the Google Pixel and the Google Pixel XL. Huawei is next as we now hear that there is a possible Nexus 7 successor in the works. The iPhone 7 then takes the stage as we hear that it'll have video capabilities you'll struggle to find on regular cameras. We end today's show talking about about the LG V20 and its announcement. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Motorola opens Moto G4 Play US pre-orders at $150, ...

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    Watch our quick final impressions of everything that was announced at IFA 2016. From the new Samsung Gear S3, to Lenovo's new approach to tablets with the Yoga Book, IFA was packed with a lot of innovation in non-conventional directions. Instead of being the average flagship smartphone event, we saw a lot of great wearables, great fitness accessories, new ideas for tablets, and even IoT. There are even cases we do assume will solve the current problems for smartwatches. Watch our full video to learn more. Sponsored by Xcom Global Coupon code: pocketnow Limited Offer: Only for first 100 ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Sony Xperia X and some of the sales you can currently find. Then we discuss the new Alcatel Move family, and how the company plans to innovate in wearables. Apple follows, this time because we see that the App Store subscription service is now a go. Then the iPhone 7 takes the stage as new specs and color option information emerges. We end today's show talking about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 for China, and how there you can get the phone, as there seem to be no battery problems. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Sony Xperia X ...

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    A good pair of headphones is always essential for fitness activities, but most offerings either don't do a good job at surviving the sweating involved, or tangle all around while you're on the road or in the gym. We've seen a few offerings from companies like Samsung that have gone fully wireless, but Jabra has decided to take the idea a step further with its new Jabra Elite Sport headphones. These are not just regular bluetooth headphones, but true fitness monitors designed to enhance your experience while training, and also saving you the need to wear other more uncomfortable monitors. ...

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    Fossil has spent the last couple of decades innovating in the watch market, and has decided to do so over the last year with Android Wear. The company actually has a bolder approach than competiors, by serving as the manufacturer for other luxury watch brands that have also begun to adopt Android Wear. After the success of the Q Founder, Fossil has just launched the Q Marshal and Q Wanter, announced earlier this year, but not available to consumers until a few days ago. Watch our full hands-on video to learn more about them. Video sponsored by Xcom Global Coupon code: pocketnow Limited ...

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    According to Huawei, tablets in the market aren't really good enough. Devices that were intended for content consumption don't really meet those needs, and it intends to fix that with its latest offering. Huawei hasn't necessarily soared the world with its tablet offerings in the past, but 2016 has showed us that the company can raise the ante in every one of the departments it serves. The company sent us their new MediaPad M3 a few days ago for review, and our first impressions have been so far positive. Watch our unboxing and first impressions video to learn more. Video sponsored by Xcom ...

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    As it stands, the Axon 7 has already garnered ZTE lots of positive reputation for 2016, but the company is out for more with its announcement of the new ZTE Axon 7 mini. Now, it seems that companies haven't really taken the name mini into account, considering that the Axon 7 mini is really just 0.3 inches smaller than the Axon 7. There is more to the story though, as this isn't really that much of a small phone, and more of a device that we could call a premium mid-ranger. Watch our full hands-on video to learn more. Video sponsored by Xcom Global Coupon code: pocketnow Limited Offer: Only ...

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    Now even though Lenovo claims that the first ever selfie was taken with a Hasselblad camera on the moon, that's debatable. What isn't a topic of questioning is the quality of the brand, its legacy in the photography industry, and how it has decided to reached mobile. Instead of launching a smartphone camera, or partnering with an OEM to add technology to an existing phone, Hasselblad has decided to parter with Moto and produce a new MotoMod that can do far more. Disclaimer, our own pro-fotographer/senior editor Adam Lein has already reviewed this device, and this video is to just serve ...

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    Even though we have quite an extensive review of the new Moto Z and Moto Z Force, IFA 2016 received us with the surprise of the Moto Z Play. We actually already have a review unit as part of Adam Lein's recent Hasselblad True Zoom MotoMod Review, so expect our full review of the Moto Z Play coming separately very soon. Still, when at IFA, you can't help but give this new smartphone a little spotlight. It might just be the Moto Z that many have been looking for, and it is a very compelling package for some. Watch our hands-on video to learn more. Sponsored by Xcom Global Coupon code: ...

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    Acer decided to kick-off IFA 2016 with a bevy of new products. Many of these sadly aren't part of our scope, like in the case of the monstrous 21-inch Predator gaming laptop. Still the case of the Liquid Z6 line-up of smartphones is an exception, a long with something that truly left us wanting to know more. Acer announced a new partnership with companies like IMAX, as it has now launched a new Star VR headset that's capable of making every existing competitor look bad. Learn more in our full hands-on video. Sponsored by XCom Global Coupon code: pocketnow Limited Offer: Only for first 100 ...

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    The adoption of the Samsung Gear S2 was very interesting, with half the market base being completely new to the platform. It served to prove that Samsung's plan to adopt a new concept in design and user interface made a lot of sense, up to the point where the legacy continues. For those of you who were enticed over the Samsung Gear S2, there's a newer and larger batch of kids in town, the new Samsung Gear S3 and Gear S3 Frontier. These don't look at all like your average geeky smartwatch, and instead borrow as much as possible from the look and feel of a traditional time piece. Watch our ...

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    One of the main questions we get on Twitter lately is if it's really worth to upgrade from the Galaxy Note 5 to the brand new Galaxy Note 7. You'd think that their similarities are enough to stick where you are, but the reality is far from it. If you do a little history, you have to remember just how polarizing the Galaxy Note 5 was. Yes, we all wanted it to adopt the build of the S6, but not at the expense of expandability. Samsung's choice to jump a number between the Note 5 and the Note 7 is really not just about standardizing, even if looks can be deceiving. Watch our full comparison ...

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