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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    The smartphone market is a very interesting business. It doesn't matter how popular brands like Nokia and Motorola were a few years ago, we all know how things went for most of the leaders these last few years. Apple, an unknown to the business in that period is seeing an opposite response from the market, and even more so now with the iPhone 6. Gartner has just published its world-wide smartphone market numbers, and the results are rather revealing. Year over Year, Apple has grown a crazy 36% in sales when compared to last year, while market leaders like Samsung have seen a drop of 5.3%. ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Fossil and Intel's partnership for an Android Wear smartwatch. Samsung follows as it seems that Samsung Pay doesn't really work with every carrier. Then we talk about Google and Motorola, as there seem to be issues with the Moto G and Android Auto. HTC is next, this time with rumors of the future HTC One M10, or HTC O2 as we hear. We end today's show talking about the iPhone 6s and a recent bend it passed with flying colors when compared to the iPhone 6. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Fossil exhibits new wearables, including ...

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    Microsoft's inclusion of Cortana on Windows 10 marks a very smart move that other manufacturers like Apple and Google haven't followed with their current PC offerings. The inclusion of a smart digital assistant makes far more sense when using a powerful computer, than when using a phone on the go in most cases. Today we learn that this was just the tip of the iceberg. Intel has just announced a new "Wake-on-voice" feature that will be included on Windows 10 computers running on Intel processors. The idea is that you can wake up your computer from a low power state by simply saying "Hey ...

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    Even though HTC is one of the pioneers of the smartphone ecosystem we know today, the company has been struggling to remain popular. Devices like the HTC One M9 were easily overshadowed by the Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6, up to the point where we heard of the company's plans to reduce 15% of its work force. Today we learn of additional initiatives in that regard. HTC is apparently selling off its Shanghai factory to an undisclosed Chinese company. The sale value is not reported, but we do know that HTC built this factory in 2009 for $32.2 million. Back in 2010, this facility made a lot of sense ...

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    We're pretty much just a few weeks away from IFA, and we've seen a few teasers of Huawei's future products to be announced. The company itself claims that it'll launch a new Mate 7S device, but other sources continue to chime on different names for the product. It could just be that Huawei plans to launch more than one device, and today we see more. These reports claim that we're talking about the Huawei Mate8, and no, we didn't type that name wrong. Leaked specs show us a golden metallic frame with 2.5D rounded corners all around, and we expect that to even extend to its glass. It'll be ...

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    It's funny but we've been covering iPad Pro rumors since 2013. At this point we don't know what's taken Apple so long to launch this product, but rumors have gotten much stronger these last couple of months. Sources claim that we might see this product later this year, and today we find proof. Analyst firm Appsee claims that it has found concrete evidence to prove that the iPad Pro does exit. The company's data logs have found iPad model 6.8 already testing applications. You could say this could be just any iPad, but the fact that it's testing apps at a resolution of 2048 x 2732 is a clear ...

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    One of the biggest questions on the table for the iPhone 6s and even more so for the iPhone 6s Plus is if either will bend. We've heard a ton of rumors of Apple using the same 7000 grade aluminum that it currently uses with the Apple Watch on its new batch of smartphones. If you're wondering just how much stronger this new material will be, the answer is a lot. Lou from Unbox Therapy was able to get himself a leaked iPhone 6s chassis and compare its rigidity against the original iPhone 6 in a pressure tester. In his preliminary tests he was able to show that the iPhone 6 bends at just 30 ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about T-Mobile's launch of the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+. Then we talk about Google's announcement of OnHub, its smart Wi-Fi router. LG is next, first with trademarks that have to do with Edge devices, and followed by the rumors of a high-resolution smartwatch. Then we move the spotlight over to Apple Music, and its current sales performance. We end todays show talking about the iPhone 6s launch date, and the rumored 5-inch iPhone. All this and more after the break. Stories: - T-mobile skips Galaxy Note 5 pre-orders, sells and ships August ...

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    Google was pretty stoked about its plans for the Internet of Things at its Google I/O conference a few weeks ago. The company's acquisition of Nest is proof that it is very interested in selling digital home products, and I/O served to show off Weave and Project Brillo, the company's protocol to get products to talk to each other. Today we see where all of this is headed with a new product. Google has just announced OnHub, a $200 Wi-Fi router that claims to be simple to use above everything. Setting up routers can be a pain, and sharing passwords can be another exercise in frustration, let ...

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    Android One is Google's solution for its mobile operating system to reach as many hands as possible. Even though Android is free, Android One is designed with extremely affordable hardware in mind, and where OEMs only focus on the hardware, while Google deals with the software. Recent news have left us debating whether the service has succeeded or not, but today we see it expand. As of today, Android One has expanded to six more countries in Africa, being these Egypt, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Morocco, Kenya, and Nigeria. Google's launch partner will be Infinix, and the launch device will be the ...

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    At this point in time when we're reportedly very close to Apple's iPhone announcement, any debate of less or more products does make us skeptical. We've followed the reports of an iPhone mini and of an iPhone 6c for a while now, and even those rumors died out weeks ago. That said, Apple is known for being unpredictable, so we can't just ignore rumors of yet another device. Trusted sources from within Foxconn claim that Apple is also building a 5-inch iPhone for a launch along with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. We do see that this device might sport a 5-inch 1080p display, but the rumor ...

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    There are surveys that claim that Apple Music was up to a good start, and we even heard some solid data from the company's SVP of Internet Services recently. The question left on the table is if Apple Music will continue with its trend, or whither down when the trial period ends next month. New surveys claim that things aren't going too well. A new study from MusicWatch has surveyed 5,000 U.S. customers between the ages of 13 or higher, and the results were rather under whelming. 48% of Apple Music users claim they no longer use the service, and 61% have already disabled the auto-renew ...

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    We recently heard that the Apple will announce the iPhone 6s on September 9, a date that makes a lot of sense given Apple's track record. Then we heard separate rumors that Best Buy will be adopting AppleCare+ for the sale of the iPhone 6s starting September 18. That later date gave us a good hint on the launch date, but today we get more confirmation on the topic. It seems that all major German carriers have confirmed that they're already making preparations for an iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus launch on September 18 as well. Given the volume of iPhone sales in the country, it makes sense ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's confirmation that the 128GB Galaxy Note 5 isn't going to happen. Then we talk about the LG Nexus leaks, as we now see it in photos. Then we focus on the Huawei Nexus, and some of the new renders that have just emerged. Then it's all about the iPhone 6s, and some benchmarks that even blow the Galaxy S6 out of the water in certain areas, not all. We end today's show talking about Android 6.0 Marshmallow. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Samsung admits 128GB Galaxy Note 5 listings were in error - Hands-on LG Nexus phone ...

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    We've been hearing about a possible Microsoft Surface Phone for nearly three years now. With all the recent changes that have happened in Microsoft, it's even harder to believe that this phone will happen now. That said, it could be that the company is still considering it, and today we learn about its specs. It seems that this Microsoft Surface Phone is known by the codename of project Project Juggernaut Alpha, which matches the previous leaks we heard a couple of years ago. If true we're seeing a spec sheet that's rather powerful with a 5.5-inch AMOLED display of 1440×2560 16:9 ...

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    Meizu has been rather busy lately by launching a few good looking offerings. The company just recently made its Meizu MX5 official for those in search of good looks on a tight budget, but we also heard that the company was just getting started. We also heard that Meizu wanted to bring us a more powerful sibling with a similar design, and today we learn more. Today we land a few leaks of the Meizu MX5 Pro Plus, and  if the reports are correct, we're talking about a very powerful smartphone. First of all we hear that the device will be powered by the Samsung Exynos 7420 processor, which is ...

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    Even though Qualcomm has done a very good job at innovating in the mobile processor business, it seems that its own partners want a piece of the pie. Samsung is one of the first with its Exynos processors, but we've also seen Apple and Huawei follow the trend as well. LG gave it a try in the past and didn't succeed at all due to overheating, but it seems that things that it won't give up. Today we find some leaked benchmarks of the LG NUCLUN 2 processor, and it seems that LG is after competing with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810, and Samsung's Exynos 7420. Specs reveal that it'll be an ...

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    Apple isn't only famous for its gadgets, but also for its customer service. The Apple Store Genius Bar is well known for helping consumers address problems, even for Apple products that were built a decade ago. The same goes AppleCare+, Cupertino's extended warranty service, which we now hear will extend its availability as well. It seems that Apple and BestBuy have just partnered to sell AppleCare+ on Best Buy stores starting September 14th, which is apparently just ahead of the launch of the iPhone 6s. These news are rather weird though, as Best Buy is notorious for offering its own ...

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    Even though Apple has never been famous for wanting to start a spec race with any competitor, the company did pioneer certain technologies that Android OEMs are still in the process of adopting. 64-bit processors would be a clear example of this, but we still debate how well Apple takes advantage of features like this one in particular. Many of us are curious as to how Apple plans to address this with the iPhone 6s, and today we learn more about it. It seems that an iPhone 6s prototype was recently benchmarked by Geekbench, and even if this is not a final product, it does provide some ...

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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 the good and bad news about the Galaxy Note 5 in its retail options. then we talk about iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan and a few of new tricks up its sleeve. Lenovo and Motorola follow with some sad job cuts. Then we talk about some of the leaks of the LG Nexus. We end today's show talking about Samsung's recent promo of the Gear S2. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Samsung appears to also have a 128GB edition of the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ - Don’t expect the Galaxy Note 5 in the UK any time soon - iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan ...

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    Even though Apple has seen a lot of success lately with the iPhone, the iPad has been a different story. iPad sales have been on decline for the last couple of quarters, making us wonder what Apple will do next. We thought Cupertino would come up with new consumer-oriented ideas, but instead we see a focus on business. An extensive article by The Wall Street Journal claims that Apple has partnered with as many as 40 tech companies in order to help raise the popularity of the iPad in business. Apple has partnered with small companies like Xero, Revel Systems and ServiceMax to collaborate on ...

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    Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about HTC’s confirmation on how many jobs will be cut. Then we talk about LG and how its new music service might bring HI-FI. We then cover everything that happened at Samsung's unpacked event, starting with the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and the Galaxy Note 5. Then we talk about Samsung Pay and how it differentiates as well. We en today's show talking about Samsung's Gear S2 teaser for an IFA launch. All this and more after the break. Stories: - HTC shares details on scope of job cuts - LG music service brings HI-FI content to select premium smartphone ...

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    After Apple had Siri abandoned for years since the departure of Scott Forstall, iOS 9 has changed that dramatically. Siri has mimicked Google Now's functionality of proactively suggesting content even before you ask for it. Now this wouldn't be Apple if it would just copy what Google does, and today we see some innovation to come. Apple hasn't made any noise, but we just learned that theres a nifty flight tracking service available for iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan. Yes, we know that Cortana and Google Now can already track flights, but Apple's service doesn't just provide timely information ...

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    Apple has allowed users to install Windows on the Mac for years now, through a service called Boot Camp. This allows you to dual boot Windows when needed, and the experience is rather pleasant, given how simple it is to make a Mac feel like if was made to run Windows. Each new version of Windows requires an update to the service, and Apple has corresponded today. Apple has just launched Boot Camp 6, an update that now supports Windows 10 to run on the Mac. Boot Camp 6 also provides updates to Apple's drivers, which will allow Windows 10 to support additional Mac features features like USB ...

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