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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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about LG's announcement regarding the G Flex 2's global launch. Sony follows as the company accidentally leaks the Xperia Z4 tablet. Qualcomm then takes the stage as it teases the Snapdragon 810 on the HTC One M9. We then talk about Apple, Samsung and LG, specifically on a deal recently struck regarding RAM improvements. We end today's show talking about Samsung and the first true leaked photos of the Galaxy S6. All this and more after the break. Stories: - LG announces G Flex 2 global rollout plans - Sony slips up and reveals Xperia Z4 tablet a few ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about LG's new promo video for the much-anticipated Watch Urbane. Apple follows as we learn the possible launch date for Apple Pay in Europe. Samsung then takes the stage as we learn the possible name of the Galaxy S Edge according to US carriers. HTC then becomes the focus of attention, this time because of some leaked videos of the HTC One M9. We end today's show talking about the new Pebble time and our first impressions. All this and more after the break. Stories: - LG shows off its first Watch Urbane video - Apple Pay could be ready for Europe ...

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    Microsoft's OneDrive is certainly not the most ubiquitous cloud storage service in the market, but it is one of the most affordable and feature packed options you can get. The folks at Redmond have focused in making it as available to other platforms as possible, since Microsoft is about more than just protecting its Windows business. Today the service gets some new enhancements that make it worthy of giving it a try if you haven't already. Microsoft has just launched its OneDrive API in a plan to give developers the liberty to take full advantage of all that OneDrive can do across ...

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    It' seems that LG got a very early memo on just how bad the original G Watch was designed. Not only was it the most basic Android Wear device launched, but also the less feature-packed product as well. We saw the company re-think things deeply with the G Watch R, one of our favorite Android Wear devices at the moment, but the LG Watch Urbane is a step even further. We've seen the LG Watch Urbane in photos, and we're definitely looking forward to having some fun with it at MWC 2015. Still, if you can't wait to get a quick glimpse of what the device is like, LG has just published the first ...

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    Samsung is clearly famous for playing the smartphone game as a worthy adversary, and as a worthy partner as well. On one hand, Samsung is Apple and LG's worse nightmare when it comes to market share competition, but on the other, Samsung is also their most important partner. We've seen Samsung's silicon chips all over its competing products, and the company has just landed some more. Samsung has just signed a major multibillion-dollar deal with both Apple and LG to supply them with RAM. The details of the deal don't really mention what type of RAM is being negotiated, but judging by the ...

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    We're still a tad disappointed with the rumors that Sony won't be announcing the Xperia Z4 at MWC 2015. There's a lot of fierce competition from Samsung and HTC coming to this event, and it would only make sense for Sony to try to steal some thunder as well. On the contrary, we've seen Sony focus a little more on midrange devices, and today we get another one. Sony has just made its new Xperia E4g mid-ranger official today. In a nutshell, this is pretty much the same Sony Xperia E4 that was announced a few days ago, but with the added kick of 4G LTE connectivity. Other differences include ...

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    Many of us still debate the success of Apple Pay, mainly because nobody is sharing figures beyond what happened the first month of services. One of the biggest reasons for our skeptism is that we've seen legacy competitors like Google Wallet fail to surprise anyone, no matter how many attempts the folks at Mountain View have tried. Still, this wouldn't be the only service that Apple keeps alive even when not making any significant money, and the best way to get it to grow, is to expand it. Visa Europe has just announced that it will be deploying its contactless payment terminals that ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new Microsoft Band features that just got launched. Then we talk about the Pebble Color, and what the company really means with color on this device. Apple Watch Edition follows as we learn more about its crazy price. Motorola then takes the stage as it teases something hot to come in the next few days. We end today's show talking about the Galaxy S6, and the US carriers that are teasing it. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Microsoft Band picks up bicycle mode, SDK, and integration with new services - Color Pebble smartwatch ...

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    We're just a few days away from one of the hottest events of the year, Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. This isn't just the largest mobile-centric trade show in the world, but also the arena chosen by many companies to announce their best products. Many of these companies have spent the last couple of weeks teasing their latest flagships to come, and we'll be in Barcelona covering everything live as of the end of this week. For now, make sure you watch our Top 5 Expectations for MWC 2015, and please share your predictions in the comments down bellow.

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    Pockentow 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 Android 5.0 Lollipop updates to the Google Now voice services. T-Mobile follows as the company claims to be the third largest carrier in the US. Apple then takes the stage as we talk about the rumors regarding a public beta of iOS 8.3. HTC is up next as we have more teasers on what to expect for March 1st. We end today's show talking about Samsung's teasers over the materials of the Galaxy S6. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Android Lollipop picks up voice-controlled system settings - T-Mobile reports pushing past ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Sony's revival plan, which includes everything but a mobile strategy. Then we talk about the Pebble, and the possibility of a color display. HTC follows as we learn about a new HTC One M9 Plus in the works. Then we talk about HTC again, but this time mainly regarding the timing of the next version of Android. We end today's show talking about Motorola's stance on Jony Ive's critique regarding Moto Maker. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Sony’s revival plan focuses on everything but mobile - Pebble new hardware rumors claim ...

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    Microsoft has been doing a lot of work in building more popularity for its online services, since we know that it's Satya Nadella's main focus for the company going forward. In that challenge we've seen the company do some odd moves in sharing some of its love with iOS and Android, even before bringing the functionality to its own platforms. Bing is one of those services that also seems forgotten lately, and the company has taken some measures. Microsoft recently launched a deal that would give users a crazy 100GB of OneDrive storage for free, for two years. All you had to do was register ...

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    Lenovo is not only Motorola's current parent company, but also one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in the world. Seeing their work is kind of hard in the US, since the company is mainly focused on Asia, but Lenovo has done a good job at impressing us with their mobile offerings in the past couple of years. If you're in a market currently served by this company, you better get your wallet ready for MWC. Leaked photos show us that the company is working on four different smartphones, all sporting gorgeous designs, and to be announced at MWC 2015. We're talking about the Lenovo Vibe ...

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    Even though one of the biggest complaints that many of us have with current smartphone flagships, we continue to be disappointed by the mid-sized smartphone offerings. Really, if you're interested in better battery life, the best solution is to go for a phablet, but not everyone wants to carry a big phone. Samsung has been doing a decent job in raising the bar for battery life with its Galaxy S lineup, but we have more rumors that point to a probable disappointment. We've got some leaked photos that show us the probable battery packs for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S Edge, and everything ...

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    Since we're just a few weeks away from Apple's launch of the Apple Watch, it's only logical for the company to begin its famous advertising push. We saw how the company used the humor and talent of Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake to promote the iPhone 6 in the TV ads, so we don't expect any less of a push for the company's new Apple Watch, and today we get to learn part of the company's strategy. Since the Apple Watch is a fashionable wearable that also focuses on providing users with health information, Apple has decided to choose former Victoria’s Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel to ...

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    Google may have won a couple of sad faces a few days ago as it pulled its recently acquired Sparrow mail client from supporting the Mac and iOS, but that doesn't mean the company had negative plans behind it. We've seen the guys at Mountain View push new initiatives like its new Inbox service for the iPhone and Android smartphones, and even though we're not really sure how successful it's been when compared to competing services like Mailbox and Outlook, the company has prepared a new update. Google has silently pushed a new update to its Inbox service on the iOS App Store to version 1.2. ...

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    Watch today's Pocektnow Daily as we talk about the all new HTC One debut to happen on March 1st. We then talk about Samsung and how the company is falling in market share in China. Apple follows as we learn of a new patent that involves a new VR headset. Then we talk about more Apple news, this time because apparently the Apple Watch disappoints even Cupertino. We end today's show talking about Microsoft's plans for the Xbox One, and its apps SDK. All this and more after the break. Stories: - New HTC One confirmed for March 1; bring on the M9 - After being China’s market leader, Samsung ...

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    Windows 10 is Microsoft's next big bet to the future of desktop, mobile and even game console computing, and the company's Technical Preview has gained a lot of praise among the media, even with how early the product is. Sadly our impressions on the mobile variant are still not positive, but we're optimistic that there's more to improve down the road. Microsoft has done an amazing job at updating its desktop variant so far, and today we learn more about what's to come. The company's Gabe Aul has just spilled the beans on hotfixes that should be reaching testers today, and the details ...

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    As we discussed on yesterday's Pocketnow Daily, speed is definitely an important decision factor when most of us acquire a smartphone. Samsung teased that one of the biggest differentiating factors for the Galaxy S6 had to do with speed and productivity, but the company didn't really explain why. Many of us think of processors and RAM when considering how fast a smartphone is, but how about storage chips? Samsung has just announced its new eMMC 5.1 flash storage chips, that comply with many of the standards that would render existing SSDs obsolete. Samsung's announcement claims that these ...

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    When asking yourself if it would be better for you to choose the color and trim of your smartphone, or to have a designer decide that for you, you'd assume that having a choice is better. Sadly after the second year of Moto Maker's lukewarm existence, it seems that people don't want to bother with the need to choose. Apple's SVP of design, Jony Ive claimed this very thing in a recent profile by the New Yorker, and it did leave some sour competitors. Even though Ive asked not to directly mention Motorola in his recent critique, his statement made things more than obvious. Ive stated that: ...

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    Even with the amount of praise that Sony's Xperia lineup has received over the last couple of years, it seems to not be enough to get the company's mobile division back on track. We've seen the company struggle to reach its profitability goals over the last couple of quarters, and it's clear that the company is desperate for a come back somehow. You'd think that the company's turnaround plan would include a heavy focus on mobile, especially given the fact that Apple's success fully depends on it, but the reality is the other way around. In a plan to raise $4.2B in profit by year 2018, ...

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    It seems that along with the departure of Scott Forstall as Apple's VP of iOS software, so did the company's focus on Siri. We've seen Apple launch updates to iOS 7 and iOS 8, and the most we've seen from Siri is a new "Hey Siri" function that doesn't necessarily work as current competitors like the Moto X do. Still, we do know that the Apple Watch will rely heavily on Siri, and it's only fair that Apple brings some updates. In the embedded video you'll notice two recordings of Siri, the first one with the current voice, and the second recording with a newer one that's apparently slated ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some new reports that claim that the Snapdragon 810 processor doesn't heat up at all. Then we talk about LG as we learn about the possible launch date of the G4, earlier than expected. HTC follows with the One M8i, along side the One M9. Samsung then takes the stage with its predictions on wireless charging for 2015. We end today's show talking about the new Galaxy S6 teaser that Samsung just posted. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Snapdragon 810 overheating myth busted? SoC runs cooler than the 801, claims report - LG G4 launch ...

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    If you're currently on the ropes deciding if you should buy a PS4 or an Xbox One in the next few months, there are more reasons than ever to become part of the full Microsoft ecosystem, assuming you also use Windows and Windows Phone. Microsoft made a big deal of how universal apps for Windows and Windows Phone will also work on the Xbox One, but at the moment, support for third-party apps is limited to only a few elite developers. This is about to change and in a major way. Sources claim that Microsoft is preparing to show us how the whole third-party Xbox One platform will work in April ...

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