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 Apple's confirmation of its October event, where we expect new iPads. Then we talk about some new leaks that we've discovered of the iPad Air 2. Then we talk about Samsung and its launch date for the Galaxy Note Edge. HTC and Google follow with some official data on the Nexus 9. We end today's show talking about the HTC Desire Eye, and the HTC RE. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Apple makes October event official for next week - Alleged iPad Air 2 dummy leaked in photos - Galaxy Note Edge will be out before the month’s over - ...

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    Microsoft has been doing some interesting moves to extend the cross-platform support of its existing services. We've seen how the company has brought Office Mobile to iOS, and to Android to some extent as well. We've also seen a lot of Microsoft Research gain a lot of popularity for its new projects recently, and today we see more of it. Microsoft has just announced XIM, a new cross-platform photo sharing service, that's actually more than what it sounds. At first we thought this was just another SnapChat competitor, but it turns out to be something unique. It allows you to share photos ...

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    Samsung is definitely not having its best couple of quarters when it comes to its economics, but we wish this was the only drama the Korean giant faces right now. We've seen the continuous patent lawsuits that the company has lost against Apple, and we also know this is not the only lawsuit Samsung faces. NVIDIA is another company that's currently battling Samsung over patents, and some recent developments might complicate things even more. NVIDIA has recently announced that the ITC (US International Trade Commission) has voted to investigate whether certain of Samsung's recent devices ...

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    For some, there's nothing cooler than to be able to immerse yourself in the game you enjoy the most. Playing games on a touch screen can be cumbersome as you either cover the screen with your fingers, or you simply can't enjoy the lack of physical controls. Samsung is trying to solve that with its Gear VR, though new reports claim that it isn't succeeding yet. Reports claim that the Gear VR is considerably overheating after around 25 minutes of use. It is definitely uncomfortable for any product to overheat after use, but for this to be a device that you wear on your head, a lot needs to ...

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    Apple made a big deal about its new Apple Pay service when it announced the iPhone 6. The service shouldn't be out until the next couple of weeks, though we're sure that Apple's iPad event will shed some light on October 16. We still question if this service will take off or follow on Google's footsteps, but today's rumors show that Apple is still full-steam ahead. A developer has just discovered some hidden options for Apple Pay buried within iOS 8.1 beta. We did hear that iOS 8.1 would be the official launch of Apple Pay, though the first beta didn't show any information to validate ...

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    Apple has just announced its press invitations for an event to happen on October 16, and historically this has everything to do with Macs and iPads. If you're wondering what changes are coming to the new iPads, we've heard that they're getting significantly thin, but there's nothing better than a visual demo of what to expect. A very credible Vietnamese source has just leaked some photos of a dummy of Apple's new iPad Air, which we're currently dubbing the iPad Air 2. You'll notice that this tablet is significantly thinner, as the source claims that it's just 7mm thick when compared to ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about how iOS 8 hasn't really shined when it comes to user adoption. Motorola follows as a new FCC filing does and does not point to the Nexus 6. Samsung follows as we get its Q3 results and boy has it lost money. Sony follows as we get a teaser of the Xperia Z3 coming to T-Mobile. We end today's show talking about the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Pro with what to expect. All this and more after the break. Stories: - iOS 8 stagnates according to Apple’s own statistics - Motorola FCC filing attracts Nexus 6 rumors – but there might be another ...

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    As much as many of you may assume a level of rivalry between Google and Apple, the reality is actually quite the opposite. Google has launched almost as many Google services for Android as it has for iOS, which clearly shows that the partnership that was started with the first-generation iPhone continues to be strong. Today Google launches yet another service for iOS, and ending its Android exclusivity. Google News & Weather has just reached iOS devices and bringing a very similar user interface to what we currently see in Android. The app is pretty much described by its name, ...

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    OnePlus hasn't necessarily gained the level of popularity it deserves for its One smartphone. Surely it's the dream device for many of us when you match the specs with its price tag, but sadly that's as long as you're able to get your hands on one. Still, that doesn't change the fact that those that do have one find the device to be great, and the company keeps building on that with software updates. The OnePlus One should be receiving an update to CyanogenMod 11S (38R), and the list of changes is quite significant. These include fixes to certain touchscreen issues that customers ...

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    If you're the biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world, we also expect you to be the most successful one when it comes to income, but Samsung has not been having its best times lately. We've seen the company's numbers slip quarter over quarter, and instead of things changing with its new line of products, problems just get deeper. We've seen the company move employees around in order to make its mobile division more efficient, but today's numbers might require some more of that. Samsung's Q3 results show that the company's profits have sunk 60% when compared to the same quarter last ...

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    Apple is well known for testing all sorts of prototypes, well ahead of a possible launch of any. We've been seeing the design of the iPhone  6 leaked all over the place since the time of the iPhone 4s launch, even though it took the company 3 generations to make it possible. In the same fashion, we've been hearing about a possible 12.9-inch iPad in the works for a more professional crowd, and new rumors point to how Apple plans to pull it off. Supply chain sources claim that Apple is testing two 12.9-inch iPad models, both running different operating systems. On one, we have one iPad ...

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    Apple's launch of iOS 8 has been met with some polarized reviews. While this is surely a more mature version of iOS 7, legacy devices like the iPhone 4s have nearly been crippled by the update, and on the other hand, a lot of the features are still not fully present, like Continuity for example. If you're wondering just how well iOS 8 is doing, you'll be shocked to know that even Apple doesn't admit good numbers. Apple has just published its iOS numbers, as tabulated by Apple Store visits. You'd assume that the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus would alone boost the numbers of iOS 8 ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about a possible ETA for the Samsung Gear VR. Then we talk about Apple's sapphire partner and how things are not going well economically. The Apple Watch follows as we learn of a possible launch date due to manufacturing issues. HTC follows as the new Desire Eye is clearly not all we expected. We end today's show talking about the Google Nexus 9 made by HTC as we see the first leaked photos of the product. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Samsung Gear VR picks up a rumored ETA - Apple’s sapphire partner files for bankruptcy - Apple ...

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    Even though tablet sales are stagnant at the moment, we all have the impression that we're really only seeing the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the potential of this technology. Microsoft Research has been doing some amazing working in bringing smart haptic feedback to smartphone and tablet displays in order to give users a sense of texture, but this is just one of many projects. Today we learn of the company's new plans, and if these work, they're on to something big for professionals. Microsoft Research has just demoed a new transparent smart cover that we can really call "smart." ...

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    One of the biggest questions that was left on the table with the launch of the iPhone 6 is its lack of sapphire. We heard significant teasers that Apple would include the technology on its latest smartphones, tablets and wearables, and for the time being the material can only be found on certain elements of the iPhone 6. If you're wondering why this is, it seems that a new twist in the production of sapphire could be to blame. Apple's sapphire partner GT Advanced Technologies has just filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. That said, it seems that there isn't much to worry about here. GT ...

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