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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    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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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 Microsoft's quarter results and how this reflects on the Lumia brand and the Microsoft Surface. Then we talk about Oppo and a new teaser of another smartphone to come. We then focus on Samsung's plans to bring Android 5.0 Lollipop to flagship Galaxy phones. Amazon follows with its terrible quarter results. We end today's show talking about Apple, its sapphire future and its partnership with Nike for wearables. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Microsoft quarterly figures show Lumia sales up, strong Surface Pro 3 performance - ...

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    Xbox Video continues to be Microsoft's way to provide Windows Phone users video and movie offerings. Surely there are other competitors like Netflix already running on Windows Phone, but Microsoft's offering balances the difference between owning and streaming in a smarter way. Microsoft has pushed update version 2.6.370.0 to Windows Phone users, and there are some decent things to look out for. Microsoft hasn't been specific as to what this update brings, but according to some users, the new update brings new playback controls for the service, even though the previous ones weren't bad at ...

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    HTC has been on a launch streak lately, and even though we don't know how well that has played for the company in specifics, we do know that it is making some profit. We've seen the company trying hard to re-invent the mid-tier smartphone sector with compelling specs and design at a more affordable price tag, and we've also seen it enter the portable camera market. If you're wondering what's next for HTC, the answer is to improve what already exists. A new leak shows us how HTC silently published and pulled the information of a new HTC Design 820 Mini in the works. The Desire 820 is ...

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    Apple and Nike have been partners for years, up to the point where Tim Cook sits on Nike's board. As a result, we've seen tons of collaboration between companies through the Nike+ applications and services, and that was also evident in the exclusivity that the Nike Fuel Band saw with iPhones for years. The next chapter for this partnership was made official earlier this year, but since we haven't seen anything yet, a recent interview provides us with a hint. Nike CEO Mark Parker was recently interviewed by Bloomberg to discuss the company's brand and product strategy. We saw how Nike ...

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    One of the most interesting dramas of the year is Apple's intention to bring sapphire technology to its next iOS and Apple Watch lineup. We heard an insane amount of rumors regarding Apple's plans with sapphire at the beginning of this year, but these all began to fade as we heard of more and more production delays on the side of GT Advanced. We thought that the recent filing for bankruptcy wouldn't affect Apple's plans, but in the end, it seems they did. Apple and GT Advanced Technologies have just made the rupture of their agreement official. This drops the exclusivity deal between Apple ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the retail launch of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 in stores. Then it's all about Sony, though not good news about its projections. Then we talk about the iPhone 6 and how it doesn't get along with jeans. We then talk about the Google Nexus 6 and some anticipated delays. We end today's show talking about Facebook and its new "Rooms" application. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Apple iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 now available in Apple Stores - Sony sales target lowered once again - Are your jeans ruining your iPhone 6? - Nexus 6 ...

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    Facebook hasn't really succeed in many of the side projects it's launched over the last couple of years. If it wasn't for the existing success of its acquisitions like WhatsApp or Instagram, services like Facebook Paper, or even the defunct HTC First would give you the impression that Facebook can't launch anything aside from its own service. The company is trying something new today, and we'll admit this does drive some extra skepticism. Facebook "Rooms" is a new service that's made by Facebook, but doesn't really require you to be part of it. You don't need a Facebook account to be part ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new iOS 8.1 jailbreak that just got announced for those still interested. Then we talk about Apple's A8X processor, and how it is significantly more powerful than the existing A8 on the iPhone 6. We then talk about Android Beam and how Google is boosting it silently with Android Lollipop. Google Play Music follows as we get some Songza support going forward. We end today's show talking about Google's new Inbox application for iOS and Android. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Jailbreak arrives for all iOS 8.1 devices - ...

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    Apple's launch of iOS 8.1 yesterday marks the completion of Apple's promise for what iOS 8 should've always been since we saw it announced at WWDC 2014. Apple spent a great deal of time announcing products like iCloud Drive, Apple Pay and Continuity, but none of these services worked as they should until this new "dot" update. It also includes a ton of the bug fixes that customers asked for after the launch of iOS 8. Make sure you walk our first impressions video of how iOS 8.1 enhances your experience with an Apple mobile device. Services like Continuity intend to give Apple customers an ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Sony's launch of the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact in the United States, though with a couple of quirks. Then we talk about Microsoft, this time because we expect to see some Microsoft Lumia branding very soon. We then talk about a leaked Nexus 6 ROM, and how it'll bring ambient display differently. Apple follows as we might see the company drop the Beats Music subscription price. We end today's show talking about Apple's Q4 results, and how the company has exceeded even its own expectations. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Sony opens ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's release of iOS 8.1 to the public, along with its official launch of Apple Pay. OnePlus follows as it'll begin its "One" preorders very soon, as ridiculous as that may sound. Google follows with details on Gmail 5.0, the things we like, and what is still missing. Fitbit follows with rumors on its next wearables and even a smartwatch. We end today's show talking about Microsoft's smartwatch for later this year. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Apple releases iOS 8.1 with fixes, new features and Apple Pay - OnePlus gets ready ...

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    Even though the Apple Watch has created a lot of positive buzz for Apple, that doesn't change the fact that not even Cupertino knows when it'll launch the product. This poises a great opportunity for all smartwatch competitors in order to step their game up, and a perfect time to innovate based on what we already see in Android Wear and the Pebble as well. Microsoft is one of those companies that's been rumored to launch a smartwatch for the longest time, and today we get some more information. Credible sources claim that Microsoft is already in advanced stages to be able to announce a ...

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    Those that predicted the fall of Apple after the passing of Steve Jobs might have spent the last couple of quarters frustrated. The company has shown positive growth over the last couple of years, even at times when we all criticized its reluctance to adopt new market trends. Apple has just published its Q4 2014 results, and with numbers that shock Cupertino's own expectations. Apple has just announced that it made a staggering $42.1 billion in revenue, which is up from $37.5 billion in the same quarter last year, and with a net quarterly profit of $8.5 billion, which is also up from $7.5 ...

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