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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    We've spent a great deal of 2015 and even 2014 covering rumors of a possible iPad Pro or iPad Plus in the works. For a minute there we thought the "New Macbook" killed the buzz, but that's far from reality. With the proximity of Windows 10 competition and a declining tablet market, Apple is in desperate need to reinvent its approach, and today we learn more. Digitimes is famous for getting most of its reports right, and this time we hear that Foxconn is preparing to start supplying components for this 12.9-inch tablet in late September, with a possible launch time in November. The source ...

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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 Google's launch of the first update to the Android M developer preview. Then we talk about Facebook's recent update, now allowing you to control your news feed. We then talk about iOS 8.4 and Apple Music, and how are users adopting it. Speaking of Apple, we then focus on the new Activation Lock features that have come to the Apple Watch. We end today's show talking about the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, and when to expect its launch date. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google launches first update to the Android M developer preview - ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about T-Mobile's new Uncarrier deal, and how it wants to remove roaming limitations. Then we talk about Apple's launch of the first public beta for iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan. BlackBerry follows with a silent register of a domain that focuses on Android. Microsoft is next as we learn of its new plan for the future of its Lumia lineup. We end today's show talking about Apple's orders for the iPhone 6s, color options, and Force Touch. All this and more after the break. Stories: - T-Mobile’s new Uncarrier deal intends to remove roaming limitations - ...

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    If you're tired of the recent trend of viral posts full of the top 10 celebrities who did this or that, you're not alone. Facebook has spent years assuming that its algorithm is smart enough to detect what what users want to see first, and let's face it, we know there's ad-based content on that calculation as well. Facebook has just realized that this alone is enough of a problem to get people to leave the service, and things are changing today. Facebook is currently pushing an update to its iOS application, and the idea is to give you different ways to manually select the news feed you ...

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    BlackBerry may not be the most beloved name in mobile at the moment, but it's hard to deny that the company continues to shine in Enterprise security. There was a time when even the most secure government agencies in the world would only trust BlackBerry, and given the recent trend to move things to iOS lately, BlackBerry needs to find new ways to exist. Android may not be so famous for its enterprise security, but that's about to change. BlackBerry and Google have just announced a very interesting partnership. We're not sure if this is the whole reason for the "AndroidSecuried.com" ...

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    We've got to hand it to OnePlus for knowing how to keep customers on the edge of their seats. The company has spent the last few weeks teasing what to expect with the OnePlus 2, detail by detail. By now the only missing link is to actually put all of the teasers together and imagine the phone, so the launch set for July 27 can't come soon enough. In a recent "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit, the OnePlus team decided to tease a little more information than what we had already received. The team claims that the OnePlus 2 will sport a larger 3300 mAh battery. The battery on the first-generation ...

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    Microsoft isn't really everyone's cup of tea with some of the drastic measures taken to its mobile division lately. The company is clearly on a roll in reinventing its approach to the software business, and we've seen it in the way it neglects its own platform for some early product launches for competitors. The biggest example of this is how the company has pushed new versions of Office apps and Outlook for iOS and Android, while leaving Windows Phone in the dirt, and today things go a step further. Microsoft has just announced the launch of Office 2016 for the Mac, which brings new and ...

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    Google spent a great of time telling us what was so great about Android M at Google I/O. Surely Lollipop has gotten better with recent updates, but Android M intends to take things further, and we've covered most of what you'll receive in a recent hands-on video. At the moment this new version of the OS is still a beta for developers, and today it gets an extra polish. Google has just announced its first update to the developer preview of Android M. The changes are mostly internal though, as the company claims the update includes the latest platform code and near-final APIs, something that ...

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    A major concern that spurred a few weeks ago, was of the lack of a kill switch for smartwatches in general. Surely the recent laws passed on the matter only covered smartphones, but jewelry is another major theft target, and it made all the sense in the world for a "smart" watch, to have something like this as part of the package. Apple didn't really mention any added security measures with the keynote of watchOS 2, but the company has decided to surprise everyone. watchOS 2 beta 3 didn't just include bug fixes for those developers testing. We were surprised this morning with an ...

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    Apple spent a great deal of time telling us how great iOS 9, watchOS 2 and OS X El Capitan will be when they launch in the fall. As such, the company has spent the last couple of weeks polishing its operating systems through three private betas that were only accessible to developers. One of our biggest questions was when would Apple launch the public beta of any of these, and the answer arrived today. Apple has just announced that it will launch the public beta of both OS X El Capitan, and iOS 9. It seems that the third beta that developers received was good enough for consumers, and it ...

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    Whenever John Legere is not calling out his competitors on Twitter, he's doing so in video or in a keynote, as he continues to defy the US mobile paradigm with new services. We've already tested T-Mobile's unlimited roaming services extensively during our business trips, but it seems that the company understood that data roaming in EDGE is just terrible. After a recent teaser of a new Uncarrier promotion announcement happening today, we finally get details. T-Mobile has just annouced its new Uncarrier deal, "Mobile Without Borders." The name on its own is selfe explanatory, as the company ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's launch of beta 3 for iOS 9, watchOS 2, and OS X El Capitan. Then we talk about Apple Watch sales, as analysts are no longer so confident. Samsung is next, as the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus seem rumored to remove expandability. Then we talk about the Sony Xperia Z4v, and how it will reach Verizon in mid-august. We end today's show as we talk about Microsoft's recent cut of 7,800 jobs, mostly in the Lumia division. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Apple launches beta 3 of iOS 9, watchOS 2, and OS X El Capitan to ...

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    We've kept a close eye at BlackBerry's Android plans, mainly because the company's CEO never dismissed the idea. BlackBerry has failed to nail a hit with any of its BlackBerry 10 offerings over the last couple of years, up to the point where there's rarely anything to talk about when it comes to the company that once ruled the smartphone business. A BlackBerry running Android is definitely a smart approach, but we wonder what other things will the approach include. The domain AndroidSecured.com was recently registered by a registrar called MarkMonitor, which shouldn't say much. What's ...

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    Apple has spent a great deal of 2015 breaking smartphone records around the world. The company sold a staggering 74.5 million iPhones in just the first quarter alone, and that trend has continued over the following quarters, up to the point of defeating Xiaomi as the China smartphone king. There has been a ton of speculation over Apple's sales forecast for its next-generation of iPhones, and today we get some solid data on the matter. The Wall Street Journal has recently published a story that claims that Apple has placed a crazy order for 90 million iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus units. We ...

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    Cyanogen Inc. is currently famous for two things that are directly related to each other. One thing is the company's awesome CyanogenMod, which not only gives users a ton of UI flexibility, but also a bloatware-free experience. The company is also famous for its plan to claim Android from Google as well. What it currently isn't famous for, is for its own proprietary services outside of CyanogenMod, and that seems to be a target of change. Cyanogen has just hired two new talents from very different companies and backgrounds. On one hand we have Stephen Lawler, Amazon's VP of Direct Traffic ...

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    As it stands, one of the most convenient ways turn your regular TV into a smart one, is to acquire a Google Chromecast. It's $35 price tag is definitely a major part of that convenience, but the fact that it's small enough to hide behind your TV is another major benefit. The only problem is that it was a wireless-only product, something which would've been a problem for most of you, until now. Google has silently released an ethernet adapter for the Google Chromecast. It replaces the current micro USB connector that powers your Chromecast, and replaces it with a wall adapter that supports ...

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    Apple spent a great deal of time telling us how great its new updates to iOS, watchOS, and OS X would be at its WWDC 2015 keynote. At this point there is still no public beta for you all to be the judge of that, but our hands-on videos of iOS 9 and watchOS 2 should help you get a clear idea. Our thoughts on the initial betas were of a more mature approach to the user experience, and Apple continues to take that further today. As promised by Eddie Cue, Apple has just launched the third beta of iOS 9, and has also matched the launch with the same beta number for watchOS 2 and OS X El ...

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    Music streaming competition has existed for a while now, but it's not until the birth of Apple Music that we see competitors sending blows at each other. Spotify spent a great deal of time with both US and European antitrust investigators asking for help in stopping Apple from killing the freemium model we all currently enjoy. Obviously that was just the beginning, and today we learn of a new plan. Spotify will apparently contact customers who purchased their Premium subscription through iTunes. The email will give users the option to save $3 on their monthly premium fee, given the fact ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Sony's confirmation that it won't be selling the Xperia lineup. Then we talk about Samsung's prediction of another quarterly loss in profits. Then we talk about the HTC Aero, and some of the recent leaks on its display. Windows 10 is next as we learn when the RTM should reach Microsoft partners. We end today's show talking about how an NBA player is blaming an iPhone 6 Plus for his injury. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Sony commits to its smartphone business, will “never ever sell” - Even with Galaxy S6 launch, Samsung ...

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    Xiaomi may be famous for its smartphone dominance in China, but that has mostly been in the mid-range market. The company has done an amazing job in placing itself in the high-end market with the Mi 4, but even with the recent refresh of the Mi 4i, it's clear that the lineup is due for a refresh. We've been following the footsteps of the Mi 5 for a while now, and today we learn more. A recent leak in Weibo reveals an image with details on what to expect for the new Xiaomi Mi 5, and a larger Mi 5 Plus variant. Specs were also mentioned, and in the case of the Mi 5 we're talking about a ...

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    We're just a couple of weeks away from the release of the desktop variant of Windows 10 to the public. Reports already claim that Windows 10 RTM should reach Microsoft's partners this week, and as such speculation has already begun over how this market will behave. If you're wondering where partners expect to see more momentum, today we get a glimpse. Trusted sources from the upstream supply chain claim that Microsoft's partners expect to see much more momentum from their notebook business, than from the smartphone business. Notebook vendors have seen a significant drop in sales this ...

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    We've been able to unlock our smartphones through face detection for a significant amount of years now, so long as you're using an Android phone of course. You'd assume this would be the most logical way to unlock your phone, given the fact that you're staring at it during this particular process. The biggest problem with this though is how inaccurate it can be, and Apple seems to be working on that for a future iPhone. Apple was just granted a new patent called “Low threshold face recognition,” which in its name alone is almost self explanatory. The patent focuses on “reducing the ...

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    It's funny how the same company that was famous for fighting uniformity with its 1984 ad campaign, is the exact same company that's now famous for doing the opposite. Apple was once famous for not conforming to a standard, and using this as a way to show itself as cool, but the last thing you'll find in Apple's product lineup today is diversity lately. We did see some of these roots remain in the Apple Store experience, but it seems part of it is about to change. Trusted sources claim that Apple is already training retail employees on some major changes that are coming to the way ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about HTC's recent quarter results, and the significant losses it faces. Then we talk about Instagram as the company has finally made a positive change in its image quality. OnePlus follows as the company's CEO has revealed that its OnePlus 2 won't be as expensive as we think. Then we go through some FCC documents that reveal a Motorola phablet to come. We end today's show with a leaked Galaxy Note 5 video render, and what to expect. All this and more after the break. Stories: - HTC looking at hundreds of millions in losses last quarter - Instagram ...

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