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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    It's hard not to commend Google for the job the company has been doing in enhancing the services we consume through Android and even iOS at times. We've seen frequent updates to services like Google Now and YouTube over the last couple of weeks, and today Gmail takes a turn at some enhancements. The company is pushing an update that will provide you with a couple of new enhancements, including some Google Drive integration. The way Gmail and Google Drive will work together going forward is that you can attach Google Drive files easily while you're composing an email. Google will then ...

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    As much as we've praised Google for Android L's design and fluidity, there are certain parts of the developer build that aren't perfect, and we're not talking about bugs. Android L continues to be "open source," but Google is adding tighter controls to the visual appeal of the user interface. One of these aspects is the fact that you still can't customize the buttons of the "quick settings" menu, though hopefully that might change before the final launch. A user recently posted a request on Android's issue tracker for Google to consider your ability to modify the buttons that appear on ...

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    As manufacturing of the iPhone 6 continues, leaked parts at different stages of manufacturing will be common leaks going forward. Yesterday we saw the three color options we should expect after finding the device's SIM trays in leaked photos. Today we get to see the metallic rear shell of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in other photos, and things like NFC are included in the rumor. Feld & Volk is a Russian-based company that specializes in selling luxury modifications for the iPhone. As such, the company claims to have good relationships with iPhone suppliers, and claims that these leaked ...

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    Apple hasn't been famous for being first at anything it has ever done. We know it didn't invent the computer, nor the smartphone, nor the MP3 player, and especially not the haptic feedback that we've been enjoying on smartphones since the early days of Windows Mobile. Still, Apple is famous for perfecting existing products and services in ways competitors have a hard time replicating, and it seems that the company's next frontier is haptic feedback. Reports from Asia claim that the iPhone 6 will include a new tactile motor that will apparently cost twice as much as the one found in the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about how we see less Google Play Edition devices available. Google then follows with some rumors of a probable Nexus 8. LG then takes the spotlight as we have the first custom ROM for the LG G Watch. Then we have some color options leaked for the iPhone 6 thanks to some parts. We end today's show talking about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, and the rumors of a 64-bit processor. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google pares down Play edition lineup: and then there were three - Could Nexus 8 confirmation really come this easily? - LG G Watch ...

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    iPhone 6 rumors continue to flood the web, and the good thing is that we they are no longer just mock-ups or fake renders. As production of the iPhone 6 has begun, parts of Apple's new smartphones start to do their job in revealing what we can expect. Today we find some of the first metallic parts being leaked, and the biggest news is that we now know what colors we should expect for the iPhone 6. Today photos have emerged of some the power flex and volume flex of the iPhone 6, which are both in charge of connecting the buttons to the logic board. Now, even more interesting is the leak ...

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    Google's Chromecast continues to surprise us with the amount of things you can do for the $35 you invest in one. In addition to being able to transfer your consumed content from your Android and iOS devices to your TV, Google continues to evolve the concept with each software update it receives. Just weeks after Google announced that you will be able to mirror your display to your existing Chromecast back at Google I/O, the functionality has been pushed to devices today. This new feature is being dubbed "Cast Screen," and can be found in the navigation drawer of the Chromecast application. ...

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    Before Microsoft's acquisition, Nokia's mobile device division didn't become famous just because of the great flagship smartphones that it produced, but also because of the entry-level devices that were pushed at amazing price tags. Such is the case of the Lumia 630 that we recently reviewed, in addition to the Lumia 520 as well. Still, we've been following the rumors of the Lumia 530 for a couple of weeks now, and more details have emerged today. After seeing some of the renders of the Lumia 530 in previous leaks, today we see some real photos of the device leaked on Chinese social media. ...

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    Only days after the unboxing of Android Wear devices across the United States, it seems Google is hard at work in making these products as reliable as possible. The company pushed a software update to these devices a few days ago, and if you thought those minor bug fixes were all these devices needed, that's far from accurate. The company has just pushed yet another software update today dubbed KMV78X, and given the lack of details of what this update includes, speculation has begun. One of the biggest disappointments is that this software update apparently doesn't fix the paid apps bug ...

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    Most of the rumors that surround Apple lately have to do with the company's plans to build a wearable. We're still not sure that it'll be called the "iWatch," but we do know that the company has been hiring people from different sectors in health and fashion in order to build its first smartwatch. The sudden death of the Nike Fuelband has left a ton of very talented people available for such a task, and Apple is already taking action. Two former Nike Fuelband employees have just updated their LinkedIn profiles to confirm that they work for Apple. The two new Cupertino employees are Jon ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Sony's launch of the Xperia C3, and why we're not really surprised by this "selfie" phone. Microsoft rumors then tell us when we might expect Windows Phone 8.1 GDR 1. Ok Google gets better as there are new features reaching Google Now very soon according to reports. Apple follows as we get some iPhone 6 leaks from Spigen that are hard to not follow. We end today's show talking about the arrival of Android Wear products, and some of the first complaints. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Sony launches Xperia C3 smartphone in an ...

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    Android Wear devices are barely shipping for many customers at the moment, and if you thought that the Android hacking community was going to wait to get some work done, think again. The LG G Watch gets its first custom ROM today, and it might be worth considering for some of you. The custom ROM is being dubbed “Ghoma," and was created by famous Android hacker Jakeday. At the moment the improvements are minor, with only some battery life improvements, aside from claims that it reduces lag between the cards UI. Still, we have to remember that this is the first custom ROM for a product ...

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    If you're like us, you're already enjoying your unboxing experience with whichever Android Wear device you chose. Google's approach to wearables is currently gaining traction, and as such, finding compelling apps for these devices will be quite difficult for the next couple of weeks. That being said, there are some really neat apps already available, though it seems that Google is having some trouble allowing you to install them. A new bug that was reported over the weekend claims that early adopters of Android Wear devices are struggling to get paid applications installed on their ...

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    Case makers have been famous for getting an early look at what's to come from Cupertino in order to build compatible products. We've been bombarded with a ton of iPhone 6 cases and mock-ups over the last couple of weeks, and given their similarities, it's hard to deny that these could point to the final product we might see in September. Today, famous case maker Spigen has listed one of its compatible products for Apple's iPhone 6, which only gives the previous leaks an added level of credibility. Spigen published an Amazon listing for cases that are compatible with the iPhone 6 in 4.7 ...

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    It's hard to deny that every iPhone ever launched has gained a significant level of popularity. Apple may not sell most of the smartphones in the world, but with the amount of iPhones seen in the public these days, it's clear that Apple has a significant lead. If you're interested in seeing just how popular a device like the iPhone 5s is today, the numbers are in. ABI Research has just published its report for Q1 2014, and the firm is declaring the iPhone 5s as the most popular smartphone in the world for that quarter. Sadly the details as to how this ranking was determined are hard to ...

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