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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    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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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some of the recent deals available for the OnePlus 2 on eBay. Then it's all about Twitter and the launch of NIght Mode for iOS. Microsoft follows as the HP Elite x3 reaches pre-orders. Then we discuss the final version of Android 7.0 Nougat, which just reached Nexus devices. We end today's show talking about Google Allo, and how it's planning to compete with SnapChat. All this and more after the break. - OnePlus 2 returns to the spotlight with $240 eBay deal - Twitter Night Mode shifts to iOS - Microsoft finally sets HP Elite x3 pre-orders in ...

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    Many are still debating if the best idea is to get a brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 7, or to consider the larger iPhone 6s Plus. The thing is, these two devices could not be more different. They actually serve very different types of users, where one is looking for more capabilities, while the other just wants a larger iPhone. One one hand we have the latest iteration of the lineup that created the phablet category, and on the other we have the iPhone that grew up to compete. Deciding on which is a better buy is actually less complicated than you think, so watch our full comparison to ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent deals that you can find for the iPhone 6 Plus on Verizon, and notice there is no S on that name. Then we talk about the HTC 10 and some recent deals that you can take advantage of until August 31. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is next as we see all the deals available with the launch of the new phablet. Sony follows as the company has just teased what to expect for IFA 2016. We end today's show talking about the regular iPhone 7, and what will differentiate it from the Plus variant. All this and more after the break. Stories: - This ...

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    Word on the street is that the Galaxy Note 7 is just an S7 Edge with a stylus, and spending an extra $100 is probably not worth it. At first glance I would've probably agreed, but it turns out that this comparison is not that simple. The debate over which are the best phones of 2016 is so far owned by Samsung, and you're looking at them front and center. Samsung has taken over 2016, and this time not just by the power of marketing. These two devices are probably the most feature packed phones money can buy right now, so the question left is which one is better. Regularly answering that is ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about T-Mobile's recent unlimited data plans. Sprint follows, not just in news, but the actual trend of unlimited. Then we discuss the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and how durability might have not come included. The iPhone 7 max storage options follow, and 256GB is on the list it seems. We end today's show with Nokia as it seems that Q4 might bring two new smartphoens. All this and more after the break. Stories: - T-Mobile lays data plans to rest, going ‘all in on unlimited’ in Un-carrier 12 move - Sprint officially gets the Unlimited Freedom show on ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some of the recent deals that can be found for the Google Nexus 5X. Then we talk about the LG G5 and the beta test that's currently available for some with Android Nougat. Then we focus on possible new Fitbit devices in the works, as it seems the Charge 2 and Flex 2 are coming soon. We then talk about the iPhone 7 as we now have possible launch dates from trusted sources. We end today's show talking about the Google Nexus Marlin, as we now see possible specs. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Forget what’s coming, and snap up the ...

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    It's been a long road of changes for the Samsung Galaxy Note over the last couple of years. That "thing" that we eventually named a phablet was prone to divisiveness from the tech media a few years ago, right up until people started to use it. It turns out that the whole concept of a huge phone actually made sense — so much so, Samsung touts that the phablet market has grown by 200 million units year after year since the inception of the first Galaxy Note in 2012. The road since has been full of mixed reactions. For four whole years, the Note was the dream powerhouse. Then, the Galaxy ...

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    A few years ago many people mocked Samsung for bringing the stylus back to life with the S Pen. Yes, the experience was far superior to any stylus anyone had ever used before, but the topic was always the "big phone" you had to hold to use it. Fast forward six generations, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is not only one of the best phablets money can buy, but also one of the best smartphones, period. The S Pen is just the cherry topper, but after some extensive use, it turns out that this "added value" has become far more useful than ever. The answer of whether you need an S Pen or not is a ...

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    Samsung has spent the last couple of years being infamous for its gimmicks. From its failed air gestures, to edge features that nobody cared about in the first iteration, the company has spent years maturing. We've seen tremendous improvements in its newer products, as of the launch of devices like the Galaxy S6. Still, with the Galaxy Note 7, everyone has jumped the gun and called the Iris Scanner a gimmick. For a moment, we felt the same way, up until we started using it. There is a ton of genius in this feature, but let's not bore you with text. Watch our detailed walk through of ...

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    The honeymoon phase varies from product to product, and there are certain devices that are just too feature packed to be judged by one video. The case of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is probably the most evident. Samsung has poured all of the maturity that it has learned with the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, and has launched a phablet that dares everything. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is so feature packed that it just wouldn't be fair to review it with a quick video. There is a lot of great in most of the features tested, which is enough to believe that the old Samsung full of gimmicks ...

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    Samsung has proven that it can re-invent itself and take over 2016 like a chap. The company that once struggled to find success with its Galaxy flagships has impressed many with its Galaxy S7 lineup. Now it's about that time for the company's signature phablet, the Galaxy Note 7 to take the stage. After our recent hands-on coverage from the company's Unpacked event in New York City, we've spent a good portion of the last two weeks waiting for our review unit to arrive. It's about time for us to start with our Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Unboxing. First impressions are everything, and the company ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent deals if you're interested in an Amazon Echo. Then we talk about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 as sales in Korea seem very positive. The Fossil Qu Wander and Q Marshal follow as we get info on pre-orders. Then it's all about the LG V20 with some leaked renders that prove good and bad news. We end today's show talking about the glass-on-glass iPhone that we could expect in 2017. All this and more after the break. Stories: - $50 off Amazon Echo, Tap, but not at Amazon - Galaxy Note 7 gets off to flying start in Korea, beating GS7 ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some of the new deals available for the Google Nexus 6P. Then we discuss some of the other deals available for the HTC 10, though this time with some new JBL headphones. Then the topic becomes Pokemon Go and how it's helped the battery pack market. We then talk about the Apple Watch 2 and what design changes to expect. We end today's show talking about the flat screen Galaxy Note 8, or the lack there of. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Nexus 6P discounted again, this time to $400 ($150 off) with 64GB storage - Free JBL Reflect ...

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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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    Samsung has proven that 2016 is the year to shine. The company has provided some of the best devices of the year, and the success has extended to its own bottom line. Whether you choose the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, or even the Galaxy S7 Active, there's a flavor of Galaxy for everyone. The problem is when Samsung decides to launch the Galaxy Note 7, and have it be very similar, and very different to the other sibblings that are already in the market. If you're in the market for a Galaxy smartphone right now, These are the top 5 reasons why we think you should buy the Galaxy Note 7.

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent deals being offered for the LG G5 on certain sellers. Then we discuss Now On Tap from Google, as it will now evolve into a more useful approach. Then we talk about a new Samsung patent for modular smartwatches that actually shows an Apple Watch in the images. Apple follows as we learn that its performance in India has not been optimal. We end today' show talking about the iPhone 7 Pro, or iPhone 7 Plus, and what to expect about audio quality. All this and more after the break. Stories: - GSM unlocked LG G5 available for lowly $410 ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple Music for Android, which just left Beta. Then we discuss some of the recent benchmarks discovered for the Google Nexus Sailfish smartphone from HTC. Samsung follows as we learn more about the roadmap of its Iris scanner. Then we talk about LG as we learn when to expect the LG V20. We end today's show talking about the iPhone 7 which just got discovered in a leaked video. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Apple Music for Android finally ends beta tests to get proper release - Benchmark lends credence to solid, not stellar ...

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    Samsung's announcement of the Galaxy Note 7 was an interesting experience. While we walked into the event expecting to be disappointed over a device that didn't push the boundaries of existing technology, we actually walked out with a very different impression. It turns out that even if this device is not the spec beast that we wished for, that doesn't necessarily mean that it's a bad phone in any way. Actually this is the other way around. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has enough power to become one of the best smartphones of 2016, if not the best, and we decided to talk a little about the ...

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    Our apology for the late upload due to some technical difficulties. Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we discuss some of the recent deals for the HTC 10. Then we cover the Polar M600 as we see the company's first Android Wear offering. The OnePlus 3 is next as we hear that the company is applying interesting measures to meet demand. The iPhone 7 Pro is next as we hear that we are getting a more powerful device in specs. We end today's show talking about the HTC Nexus, and the rumored release in October. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Buying an HTC 10? Bought an HTC 10? ...

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    So you’ve considered a Galaxy S7 edge, and now Samsung launches its new Galaxy Note 7 just to make this debate even more complicated. 2016 is definitely Samsung’s best, not just in the company’s bottom line, but because for the first time ever, its products are not just the result of good marketing. Whether you choose a Galaxy S7, the larger S7 edge, the more robust Galaxy S7 Active, or the latest Galaxy Note 7, you are guaranteed to invest on the best of the best. Now calling any of these a better phone is a tough one.

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    At a time when phablet growth rises at least 200% year over year, the company that defined the category is back for more. Samsung claims that its approach with the Galaxy Note 7 was to provide us with a phone that works the way we live, and not just a phone with a big screen. To achieve this, the company has matched a lot of what we saw with this year’s Galaxy flagships, and improved the functionality provided by last year’s note. The changes aren’t as significant as the skipping of a number though. Watch our full hands-on video from New York City to learn more.

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent deals you can find for the Moto X. Then we discuss the fourth beta for iOS 10, tvOS, watchOS 3 and macOS Sierra, and what changes we find. Google follows as we hear about all the efforts the company is putting forth with the Olympics. LG is next as it pretty much spills the beans on its future LG V20. We end today's show talking about the possible deals you'll find with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. All this and more after the break. Stories: - $400 Moto X Pure Edition 64GB yet again sold with free Moto 360 Sport - Fourth Apple ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent deals that you can find for the Google Nexus 6P. Then we talk about some other the Moto 360 2nd generation in some new deals that make it irresistible. Microsoft follows as the company has just announced more job cuts for 2017. Then we discuss the iPhone 7 as we found some leaked images of the lightning adapter for a 3.5mm headphone jack. We end today's show talking about the recent leaks of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 with regards to ETA, Price and even the Gear VR 2. All this and more after the break. Stories: - B&H has 64 and ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the launch of the official sales for the ZTE Axon 7. Then we talk about the slow LG G5 sales, and how this has impacted the company's quarter results. The Samsung Galaxy S7 follows as we hear that its sales have helped the recent profits that Samsung has found this quarter. Samsung follows with a teaser ad for the Galaxy Note 7. We end today's show talking about the iPhone 7 pre-orders, and when to expect them. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ZTE Axon 7 sales officially begin, keeps $399.98 price tag - Slow G5 sales, high ...

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