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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    Apple has spent the last few years remaining loyal to IPS LCD display technology, regardless if you look to a Mac or an iPhone. It wasn't until the launch of the Apple Watch that the company took a step away, and it makes sense given the added power consumption benefits of OLED technology, in addition to the deep blacks. Today we learn, however, that Cupertino might be ready for a jump soon. DigiTimes is reporting that Apple might make a jump from traditional OLED technology to Micro-LED somewhere around the second half of 2017. According to supply chain sources, Micro-LED technology is ...

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    BlackBerry might not be on everyone's radar as it was around a decade ago, but that doesn't mean the company hasn't tried to change that. It took two dramatic shake-overs to have the company finally adopt Android with the BlackBerry Priv. We do know that the company's quarter results didn't say anything positive about that move, but that isn't everything the company has up its sleeve. Following the recent rumors of mid-range BlackBerry devices following the Priv, about the only missing piece of the puzzle is when. Lucky for us, the company's CEO John Chen did us the favor of spilling ...

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    Google pulled an interesting stunt with the early launch of Android N to developers. At the moment the company still doesn't have a pastry name for the OS, and some of us believe that this early teaser is still missing a ton of things that Google is not prepared to show. Some recent leaks show a totally new design to the Android navigation buttons, which in a way are more aligned with the company's Now On Tap services. Instead of hollow drawings, the new buttons are now of a solid white, and the home button has four colors on the borders to mimic Google's colors. The source claims that ...

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    Rumors surrounding an iPhone with an OLED display continue to grow strong. We've seen how Cupertino and Samsung have been slow dancing lately to the rhythm of a partnership that has stirred strong rumors surrounding this particular endeavor. We also know that Apple is not famous for placing all its eggs in one basket, and this is not the exception. Sources claim that Apple and Sharp will partner in order to bring a second supplier for the company's OLED plans in the future. If you've been following the facts though, you know that Sharp is one of Apple's existing display partners, but the ...

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    Last year's Alcatel OneTouch did an amazing job at selling a solid product with the Idol 3. Great specs, great design and a great price tag were enough to land a solid place as one of our favorite devices to recommend for 2015. Fast Forward to 2016, switch the company name to just Alcatel, and along came the Idol 4 that made a ton of headlines at MWC, but yes, we've been waiting since MWC. Clove has just announced that it has received stock of the Alcatel Idol 4, along with the VR headset that it was announced with, and yes, shipping begins right away. £229 including VAT will land you a ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some of the recent deals that T-Mobile is offering for international roaming in Europe. Then HTC Sense follows as the service now is available in closed beta for other Android devices. The iPhone 7 follows as the changes we see might bring a true-tone display. LeEco then surprises with event invites for a powerful flagship. We end today's show talking about the HTC Nexus "Sailfish" model specs, and what to expect. All this and more after the break. Stories: - T-Mobile Simple Global upping European travelers to LTE speeds - HTC Sense Home 8 ...

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    Apple definitely tried hard to kill the stylus, and then decided to bring it back with the Apple Pencil. Many artists consider this to be a killer tool for the iPad Pro, even when compared to other computer digitizes. It by no means confirms that this is the best stylus in the market, and it seems that Apple knows this. Apple has just filed a pair of patents that show us a new Apple Pencil that's touch sensitive, and these sensors adapt to whichever hand you're using as well. The patent application is called "Stylus with touch sensor." The device even includes motion sensors, allowing you ...

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    The reason to buy a Nextbit Robin is not just in its bold design, but really it's smarter approach to software. Nextbit has pioneered a concept where you no longer have to worry about storage, but just as we learned from our initial meetings with the company, that was just the beginning. Nextbit has just announced that the second challenge the company wants to face is giving users a worry-free experience with battery life. To do this, the company will launch a new version of the Nextbit OS, based on Android, in Q4. What we can expect is a smarter device that learns your usage patterns and ...

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    For the first time in years, it seems that all OEMs have all agreed on using the Snapdragonn 820 as the main course meal for processing power. We've seen just how reliable and power efficient it can be, but we all know the world of mobile technology doesn't stop there. We know the next iteration is the Snapdragon 823, and LeEco has already planned something. The company today has posted a teaser for ann event to happen in Shanghai on June 29. The company doesn't really provide specifics, but given its speed analogy using a bulet being fired, the rumors of a flagship coming in June, and the ...

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    HTC may not have all the popularity that e remember from years ago, but that doesn't mean that the company doesn't launch great products. HTC Sense has long been one of our favorite user experiences for Android to date, but if you wanted a piece of it, you obviously needed an HTC device, and it seems that the company wants to change that. As of today HTC is launching a closed beta of HTC Sense Home 8 to other Android devices. For those of you not aware, this is what you currently see on the HTC 10. It brings pretty much most of the functionality we love about Sense to users, and also some ...

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    By now it's definitely no state secret that the iPhone 7 will be a minor iterative update. From the loss of the headphone jack to some minor improvements in the antenna lines, we've heard that the technology needed for the changes that Apple wants to launch require at least another year. Today we hear of some other changes coming to the iPhone 7, but don't expect to be wowed. Sources claim that the iPhone 7 will bring a slightly larger earpiece, in addition to changes in the location of the ambient light sensor and proximity sensor. Screen protector manufacturers have apparently stopped ...

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    Watch today's Pcocketnow Daily as we talk about the departure of Peter Chou from HTC. Then we discuss iOS 10 beta, and the fact that it now reaches users with an unencrypted kernel. Google follows as the company lists the end-of-life period of its Nexus products. The Galaxy Note 7 follows as we hear of its display size and battery size. We end today's show talking about the iPhone 7 Pro possible pricing, which is kind of outrageous. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Peter Chou left HTC, company confirms - iOS 10 beta has an unencrypted kernel, and it might be for a reason - ...

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    Apple is clearly in the spotlight after the whole iPhone 5c San Bernardino case, and as much as the company fought back and won, the fact that the FBI was able to find purchase a walk around says a lot about the money-driven iOS exploit market. It's clear that it exists, and it does work, so why on earth would Apple make things any easier? Well, here's the thing, iOS 10 beta is confirmed to have launched with an unencrypted kernel, something which is so un like Apple. Not all is lost though as security experts claim that the release does include a security measure that protects Apple's ...

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    Sure, there's nothing wrong with reading on a tablet, unless you're like some of us that prefer the feel of a real book. For that in particular, I'm always inclined to recommend a Kindle, mainly because it nails a ton of the peace of mind you look for in a book, like a glare-free experience, enough power to read for weeks, etc. If you want to give a Kindle a try, Amazon just made some changes. The company has just announced a revamp to its entry level Kindle. It doesn't really change much when it comes to design, with the exception of offering a white model along with the typical black ...

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    Whether its leaked schematics, photography, or even official renders of a device, we always have to clarify the look and feel of a device when doing reviews, mainly because photos don't always do a product justice. Devices like the Galaxy S7 Active may look like a beast in photos, but that's a different story once held or seen live. 3D render videos also help this to a certain degree, and if you're curious about the Galaxy Note 7, here's one. Techconfigurations just put together a very useful 3D render video that it claims to be based on live images of the Galaxy Note 7. It's hard to ...

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    Surely getting a Google Nexus device is a sure guarantee to getting the latest and greatest version of Android, but ever since the launch of the old Galaxy Nexus back in the day, we know that won't last for ever. Google doesn't really guarantee that all its legacy Nexus devices will receive the latest version for ever, and today we learn just how close you are to being pushed out. Google's support website has now begun listing the dates for end-of-life of its Nexus devices, and the picture is not really pretty. Yes, you'll be entitled to at least three years of security patches, curtesy of ...

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    The Galaxy Note lineup went through some dramatic and polarizing changes in 2015, up to the point where many even debated if it was a worthy successor to the tradition of "large and in charge." As a result, we do know that Samsung is planning ways to differentiate this new Note from its predecessor, even by jumping numbers from 5 to 7. Today we learn that it might also push improvements on its roots. Sources claim that the new Note 7 will offer a larger 5.8-inch QHD dual-edged curved Super AMOLED display. It falls in line with the rumors we heard yesterday, but size wasn't mentioned then. ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent deals for those of you interested in the BlackBerry Priv. Then we discuss Spotify's success, and the contrast between it and Apple Music. The OnePlus 3 follows as we learn about the recent tweaks that make it perform faster. Then we talk about the iPhone 7 and the reasons why we might see the headphone jack go. We end today's show talking about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 edge, and the rumors that it might be the only Galaxy Note. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Unlocked BlackBerry Priv can be found for $299 - There are ...

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    The BlackBerry Priv clearly made a ton of headlines since launch for two very specific things. The first was obviously the fact that it was BlackBerry's approach to Android, and a very decent one indeed. The other was because of its crazy $700 price tag. That has actually changed over time, but now it has hit an all-time low. If you're in the market for a BlackBerry Priv, the AT&T unit is currently offered for $299 on eBay. Yes, we know the title says that this is an unlocked unit, but that's because the seller will actually include the unlock code in the box. Getting any flagship ...

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    The amount of rumors surrounding the Galaxy Note 7 is staggering. From new software features with Samsung Focus, to the possibility of new glowing notification tweaks, it seems Samsung is pushing hard for this phone to be different from the Galaxy S7. The rumors include the possibility of an Edge variant, but even that could change dramatically. The Korea Herald reports that we might not get two variants, just one, and that it'll be the Edge variant. The reasons for this are not really mentioned, but given the popularity of every single Edge variant that Samsung has launched since last ...

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    Sony hasn't necessarily re-invented anything with the Xperia X, and that's mainly because instead of following the trend of the Xperia Z lineup, it seems the X was more of a re-boot with a few steps back. It's not a bad phone by any means, on the contrary, and we do know that Sony does have a following in many regions. If you've been waiting for it to reach the US, we've got news. Pre-orders have just begun in the US for the full Sony Xperia X lineup, meaning the Xperia X, X Performance, XA, and XA Ultra. When it comes to the price tags, the Xperia X will retail for $549.99, the Xperia XA ...

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    iOS 10 and macOS Sierra are Cupertino's latest batch of changes to emerge over the next few months. Some of us even believe that these are the best improvements we've seen come from Apple in a very long time. The company's photos app is seeing major changes, but some code information reveals just how major. Reddit user vista980622 recently dissected a few code strings from within the app that reveal that the service is now capable of detecting a whopping 4,432 searchable objects, and up to 7 facial expressions as well. Siri Intelligence was mentioned as being a big deal in terms of how ...

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    We've been covering a ton of rumors regarding the iPhone 7, mainly because it seems there won't be major changes. There's debate over the reasons why Apple would end its regular two-year revamp cycle, but we also know that Cupertino is in desperate need for a shake-up, and the way it usually does this is by taking its time. Today we hear more of what to expect with this year's iPhone 7, and why. The Wall Street Journal claims that the iPhone 7 will indeed lose the headphone jack, and the reasons are mainly to make the device thinner, and also to make it "more" water resistant. Yes, it says ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some of the recent deals that have just arrived to the 32GB Google Nexus 5X. Then we talk about the Nextbit Robin and some of the deals that have extended across other markets. Huawei follows as we learn more about its MateBook tablet for the US market. E-Books are next, as settlements on price fixings should reach users very soon. We end today's show talking about the Dual-SIM iPhone 7 rumors, in addition to the 256GB storage option and a possible headphone jack. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google’s 32GB Nexus 5X deals set ...

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    Nextbit not only takes the crown for one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns ever, but also for offering a unique and very capable product. The Nexbit Robin is one of our favorite blends between a daring approach to hardware, and truly useful improvements in the software department. If you're interested in the Robin deals that were limited to only the US and India, things just changed. Nextbit has now extended the $299 Robin deals to all the markets where the device is shipped. The deal also includes free standard shipping to any of these markets, and remember that every Robin ...

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