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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    Microsoft's Windows 10 has left many of us on the edge of our seats. Many of the changes we saw in Redmond's new operating system make a ton of sense for desktop users, but what we're most excited about is how the new "OneCore" mentality will benefit Windows 10 for mobile devices. Microsoft's second big reveal for Windows 10 is scheduled tomorrow, but it seems that this event won't work as the last one. Trusted sources claim that even though tomorrow's Microsoft event will focus mainly on the mobile aspect of Windows 10, we won't see its first preview launched tomorrow like we saw a ...

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    Facebook hasn't been quite successful with its attempts to branch out into different services. So far the company has only found success in services it has acquired, like WhatsApp with 700 million users, and Instagram with 300 million users. The only in-house service that has found parallel success to Facebook is its Messenger service, which currently has 500 million active users, and to which the company is already planning major improvements. David Marcus, Facebook’s vice president of messaging products recently spoke at the Digital Life Design Conference in Munich. He detailed the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's final plans with BlackBerry. Then we continue talking about Samsung, this time regarding the possible design of the Galaxy S6. Yes, we then have more Samsung to talk about, but now we focus on some good news for its future wearable. HTC follows as we learn more about the possible specs of the HTC One M9. We end today's show talking about the Apple Stylus, and how Apple plans to sell it. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Samsung puts an end to the BlackBerry acquisition rumors  - Galaxy S6 Edge rumors double-down on dual ...

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    Even though Microsoft hasn't broken any records with its Surface lineup, the company's Surface Pro 3 has proven to be a step in the right direction. The new productivity tablet has proven to be one of our favorite gadgets of 2014, and it has challenged other OEMs and platforms to make tablets more productive. Part of Microsoft's success has fallen in its extensive software update plan, and today we learn more. Microsoft recently released new firmware update to all three of its existing Surface tablets. The company didn't provide much detail on what bugs were getting fixed, or what ...

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    Just a few years ago, hearing the Huawei brand was extremely uncommon in our side of the ocean. Still, after seeing how much brand presence the company has made at every single MWC since the year 2012, it's clear that the company was on to something. The company has done an incredible job at building the same success it has in Asia in other regions, and today we hear more on its strategy. For years we've seen Huawei use brands like Ascend Mate to designate its flagship lineup. This year we saw the company merge a couple of names here and there, and we thought that would be how the company ...

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    What happens when you join two companies that aren't really going through their best times? Well, it's hard to compare Samsung to BlackBerry, as Samsung is simply not reaching its goals, while BlackBerry is in dire need to re-invent itself one more time. We've been hearing reports of Samsung wanting to acquire BlackBerry, but those rumors end today. Samsung's J.K. Shin just came on record to confirm that there is no intent to acquire BlackBerry. Instead, Samsung's mobile lead has stated that the company wants to work with BlackBerry and develop the existing partnership. If you remember, ...

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    Google's launch of its native Google Calendar application made a lot of sense for most Android users that rely on Google services. The intensive skinning of Android led many OEMs to launch proprietary calendar services that weren't on par with the pace at which Google was bringing newer and smarter services to Google Calendar. You'd think that only Android users would benefit from this, but that reality is about to extend. Leaked screen shots show us that the Google Calendar is almost ready for a launch on iOS. The design replicates almost every single detail of how we see the Google ...

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    Many of us miss the old days of the Windows Mobile and Palm stylus, something that Apple single-handedly killed with the iPhone. Still, it would be unfair to forget that the Apple Newton was one of the first products to feature such a concept, and we have seen companies like Samsung succeed in making the stylus something smarter. Recent patents showed us that Apple has been considering building a stylus for the masses, but under a very different concept to what we currently see in the market. KGI's Ming-Chi Kuo gained a lot of fame for some of the recent iPhone 6 predictions. In a new ...

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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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    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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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Microsoft Lumia Denim launch, and the devices that will be receiving it. HTC follows as we learn more about the company's plans for MWC 2015. LG then takes the stage as we hear details on the LG G4 specifications. Samsung then shows us a new patent for a smarter way to build a round smartwatch. We end today's show talking about the Galaxy S6 and some rumored improvements to features like fingerprint scanning. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Microsoft’s Lumia Denim update begins rollout - HTC MWC 2015 event invites go out ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the possible launch date for Project Ara, and which market will be testing the product. Google follows as we talk about the company's new Google Translate features. We then talk about HTC's plans to update the rest of its old flagship devices in 2015 to Lollipop. Samsung then takes the stage as we learn about a probable Galaxy S6 without a Snapdragon 810. We end today's show talking about Samsung again, and the rumor that it might acquire BlackBerry. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Project Ara market pilot coming to Puerto Rico ...

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    Microsoft's Lumia Denim is probably one of the most anticipated Windows Phone updates since the inception of the operating system. On its own, Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 does a good enough job at setting Microsoft's mobile operating system on par with competition, but Lumia Denim takes a couple of steps further in differentiating Microsoft's hardware from even other Windows Phones. The list of updates that come with Lumia Denim is quite significant, but Microsoft felt the camera enhancements alone were important enough to give us a tour during our stay in Las Vegas for CES 2015. Our ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the launch of the Oppo R1C and what it brings. Then we talk about Samsung and its Lollipop update for the Galaxy S5. We then talk about HTC and its push of Lollipop on the One M8. Then we continue talking about HTC, this time with the new rumors of the Hima Ace Plus phablet. We end today's show talking about some new rumors of of Sony selling the Xperia division. All this and more after the break. Stories: - OPPO R1C officially announced, has a sapphire edition as well - Samsung Galaxy S 5 Lollipop update rolling out in the UK - Android ...

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    Covering one of the biggest trade shows of the planet can be tough, and CES 2015 was no exception. From long flight hours, to long walks every day, to long lines to get parking, coffee, or even to go to the bathroom, we could tell you so many stories of how the most basic things can become stressful. An example is how we do video in a show like CES. You'd think that after uploading an average of 1,000 videos a year, we'd already have this video thing figured out, right? Well, you're wrong, and we've got nearly 7 minutes of footage to prove it. Join us for our usual round of CES bloopers, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the launch of the golden Nexus 9, the variant that was still missing. Motorola follows as we learn of the company's plans to launch Lollipop. Samsung then takes the stage as we learn about the Galaxy S6 variants, in addition to the possible launch of another smartwatch. Then we talk about TouchWiz, and how Samsung plans to launch it in the future. We end today's show talking about the possible camera enhancements coming to the iPhone 6s, in addition to display enhancements. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Nexus 9’s third color ...

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    Companies are clearly not fighting the same spec race we saw a few years ago. Instead, we've noticed a dramatic surge in phablets of all shapes, sizes, and even price points. Of all these, the mid-tier phablet seems to be the most popular, where many emerging markets use these products as an only source for computing, and where the size and the price tag do matter. ZTE has done a great job at blending phablets at affordable price tags, with very competitive price points as a marketing strategy to enter the US market, and today we see another product. Make sure you watch our hands-on of the ...

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    Pico projectors aren't new, and we've seen a couple of companies trying to use this technology in order to allow mobile users to enhance their displays on the go. Sadly the concept hasn't really taken off, and that's mainly an implementation problem, as Pico projectors aren't really bright, and smartphones aren't really powerful enough to keep the light active for very long. Now, what happens when a company does things the other way around, and instead of fitting a projector in a smartphone, fits a smartphone in a projector? Make sure you watch our hands-on coverage of the ZTE Spro 2, the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's launch of the Galaxy A7, and how this device differentiates itself from other Alpha smartphones. Then we talk about the new display trends already rumored for the end of 2015. Apple follows as we learn about the possible launch of a new version of iOS 8. Then we talk about Windows 10, as Microsoft seems to be focusing more on smartphones. We end today's show talking about the LG G Flex 2 and its rumored price. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Samsung Galaxy A7 announced, thinner than the iPhone 6 - QHD will become a ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the mobile predictions of T-Mobile's John Legere, who even talks Apple Watch. Then we talk about HTC's 2015 outlook, and why we should be excited. VAIO Corporation follows, and notice we don't say Sony, as we learn about the company's plans for CES and a smartphone. Apple follows as we learn about its possible stylus revolution patent. We end today's show talkging about Samsung and how its experimenting with the design and performance of the Galaxy S6. All this and more after the break. Stories: - T-Mobile’s 2015 predictions speak highly of ...

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    It's clear that if you ask OEMs which is the best market to address at the moment, the answer will most likely be China. We've seen top players like Apple and Samsung make significant changes in their lineups in order to address the Chinese market, and we also see top players like Huawei becoming the third smartphone maker in the world, with a strategy that's mainly focused in China. Today we learn more about how Huawei's bottom line performed in 2014, and the news are both good and bad. A leaked internal memo shows that even though Huawei's shipments grew by a crazy 40%, this still fell ...

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    The Lumia 1520 is not only the largest Windows Phone money can buy, but it's also one of the most powerful models to reach the market. We highly praised Microsoft for the existence of the Lumia 1520, even though a ton of people agree that it's far too big for the average user. That said, the launch of the Lumia 1520 on AT&T left certain exclusive rights when it came to color options, and that just ended. If you remember, the Lumia 1520 launched on AT&T in April, and the specific Green color variant was an exclusive to AT&T for an undisclosed amount of time. We're not sure how ...

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    We've heard a ton of rumors regarding Samsung's "Project Zero." We know the Korean giant is planning to build the Galaxy S6 from scratch, and in that manner, we've heard a ton of rumors regarding different variants, and even some Galaxy Note Edge-like design changes. Some of these rumors even claim that we should expect the device to launch in early 2015, and today we get a new heads up from a very credible source. A couple of threads on Reddit have been populated with some Galaxy S6 rumors, and these come from the same source that the Samsung Lollipop update plans, which have actually ...

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    We haven't heard any reports that claim that Apple Pay has taken the world by storm, but we do know that the service has gained some dramatic market share in just a few months of service. These reports even mention that a good percentage of users are not just testing the service, but actually using it more than once over different purchases during the week. The biggest challenge that Apple faces is for Apple Pay to be flawless in its interaction with customers and payments, and new reports claim that there is a glitch that's giving people a hard time. Apple Support forums are already ...

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    Whether you admit it or not, John Legere is most famous for making the T-Mobile brand something to talk about in the US. His hilarious demeanor and his "Un-carrier" strategy has brought T-Mobile back to the lime light after a failed buy-out by AT&T just a few years ago. Legere is also famous for his predictions, and today he's got a lot to say about two separate topics. In an odd press release today, John Legere made a couple of predictions for 2015. One of these has to do with the Apple Watch, and the other has to do with his company reaching the goals they set out for 2014. When it ...

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