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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    Even with all the buzz surrounding Samsung's smartwatch offerings, the bottom line hasn't proven to be as buzz worthy for this or any other company building wearables lately. Some customers seem to still be waiting for Apple to make its move later this year, and others simply feel that a smartwatch should look like the Moto 360. If you're on the list that believes Samsung could do better with its designs, it turns out that the company does too, and new patents reveal this. The USPTO has just granted Samsung a couple of patents that the company had originally filed since March of 2013. ...

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    Those of you that thought that the rest of Nokia was doomed after Microsoft's acquisition of the mobile division, that's actually far form true. Nokia has always been much bigger than just a company that builds phones, and after the departure of the smartphone division, we now see the company dare new odds with its Z Launcher. We praised its first beta for its simplicity, and it seems that Nokia was just getting started. The company has just pushed a new update to the Z Launcher, and the enhancements include the ability to drag and drop favorites, remove or uninstall items with a long ...

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    Whether it's in Apple's online stores or in its brick and mortar stores, one of the biggest challenges that customers face is that price hump we all get with the sales tax. At times when most states don't force you to pay taxes in order to buy the same things at Amazon, it's obvious that if you were given a choice, you'd rather keep those extra bucks in your pocket. Still, some states are about to launch a couple of tax-free days, and Apple didn't miss the opportunity to remind you. Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, South Carolina and Tennessee will ...

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    Apple has been famous for keeping its cool about the competition. This year alone we've seen Samsung launch 4 different smartwatch models, LG launch one, and there is a solid promise from Motorola and HTC to do the same. Even so, we have yet to see Apple launch its own iWatch, which is ironic since rumors of Apple building a wearable are older than Google's intentions of launching the already existing Android Wear. If you're wondering when we'll see Apple's contribution to the wearable market, it might be later than you think. New reports from Taiwanese sources claim that Apple's mass ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some new Facebook patents discovered that reveal a smartphone in the works, again. Then we talk about Microsoft's rumored launch of a selfie phone, aside from another high-end Windows Phone. Speaking of Windows Phone, we then talk about HTC's future iteration of the One M8 running the operating system. Motorola follows as we get some additional details on the Nexus phablet it's working on. We end today's show talking about the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 launch dates rumored, in addition to more sapphire details on the 4.7-inch model and the iWatch. All ...

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    Malware issues and Android have been a mix of repeated controversy over the last couple of years. We do know of the existence of malware for Android, and we do know of the security risks involved, but it's hard to remember the last time we've ever heard of a virus attack that's rendered Android smartphones useless, or at risk. Malware on mobile devices is surely possible, but sadly not as popular as it was a decade ago on Windows computers, and still, new reports emerge today of a new risk to Android. A new "Fake ID" exploit reportedly allows fake applications or services to poise as ...

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    Microsoft's launch of Windows Phone 8.1 has proven to be as cool as it is odd. We do praise everything we've seen in our extensive review coverage, but that doesn't change the fact that the company has only launched a few devices running it. If you're wondering when we'll see some dedicated Windows Phone 8.1 hardware, the answer could be just around the corner. Sources close to Microsoft mention that Stephen Elop showed off two devices in an internal company meeting last week. The first of the two is apparently codename "Superman," and according to the source, is Microsoft's selfie phone ...

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    The LG G3 has gained a lot of praise everywhere for its design and features. At times when competing smartphones are doing an excellent job in filling up the spec sheet, LG has done a great job in stepping things up a notch. That said, those of you that were interested in buying the G3 in some of the color options that were announced in May have found it peculiar that not all five color options are available yet, or at least not until next month. LG has just confirmed that the missing colors Moon Violet, and Burgundy Red will be available in August. Sadly we can't predict which markets ...

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    Facebook has been notorious for doing some interesting and odd things lately in the attempt to retain social relevance in the market. The company's messenger app has been one of those particular services that has made a lot of sense. The company may not have gained any fame from its Facebook Home launcher, but the whole Chat Heads concept did prove to be famous, and now the company wants to continue pushing this forward. Facebook is now notifying both iOS and Android users that it will phase out messaging on its mobile application, and force everyone to use its messaging app. For those of ...

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    As we get closer to September, the amount of rumors regarding the future of the iPhone 6 will only get stronger. There's been a continuous debate over the possible launch of both the 4.7-inch and the 5.5-inch models of the iPhone 6 that are being rumored, some assuming a simultaneous launch, and others a separate one. Today we get some additional rumors from China, some of which are credible, some of which are questionable. Two separate sources are claiming that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will not receive any sapphire display love when launched in September. According to one of these sources, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's confirmation that Tizen phones are not going to happen yet. Then we talk about more Samsung, but this time regarding additional rumors of the Galaxy Alpha. HTC and Microsoft follow as we learn new details of the Windows Phone both companies are working on. Then we shift the news to Apple as we learn more about the antennas that will be included in the iPhone 6. We end today's show talking about a possible Google Nexus 6 phablet made by Motorola. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Samsung confirms Tizen phone delays  - ...

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    It's hard to imagine somebody willing to switch from one smartphone platform to another just because of the exiting features of a voice assistant, especially because either of these can evolve over time. Siri was much less capable than it is today, and the same can be said about Google's Voice Search, but Microsoft seems to believe that Cortana is mature enough to make you want to switch in its new ad. Microsoft's "Siri vs. Cortana - Happy Anniversary" commercial shows us some of the neat tricks that Cortana can do, that you currently can't with Siri. Having Cortana remind you to do ...

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    When you notice that the word "Bolt" has nothing to do with photo chatting, nor even voice chatting, you wonder what goes through the minds of the people that use this name for apps that do just that. Such is the case of Instagram and the possible Snapchat competitor that was discovered a couple of days ago, and the same goes to an already existing app for voice communications as well. Yes, you guessed right, Instagram might be facing some legal trouble. Instagram's Bolt app is rumored to be ready for a launch this week as the company silently invited beta testers through its existing ...

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    Don't say we didn't warn you, as we knew the Nokia X wouldn't last long under Microsoft's wing. We spent the last couple of years dreaming of a Nokia Android phone, but the thought of a low-end Nokia device running a forked version of Android was not the idea. Microsoft has sadly decided to kill the project after less than six months, but at least we've found some good news for those of you who believed. Today we learn that the software updates that were exclusive to the Nokia X2 will reach the legacy Nokia X, Nokia X+, and Nokia XL. The updates are quite significant from a usability ...

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    Purchasing an iPhone on any Apple Store can be as convenient as it is a burden. On any launch day it's always easier to find iPhones at an Apple Store than at carrier stores, but you're always stuck with he burden of not being able to take advantage of US Carrier Early Upgrade Programs. You were forced to go for either another 2-year contract, or cough the amount of money it costs to buy an iPhone unlocked. Sources claim that this policy is about to change as Apple is rumored to be training its Apple Store employees from August 10th to August 8th on how to apply early upgrade programs. If ...

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