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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    Android Wear is still what many of us like, but not necessarily what all of us want. It's clear that we need more developers to embrace the platform, and some of us agree that we also need better watches to drool over. There is still much room for both Google and developers to take advantage of the platform, and as such we're seeing this come first from WhatsApp. The Facebook-owned company has just launched a new extension to allow you to interact with WhatsApp through your Android Wear smartwatch, and what makes this hot is that it allows you to voice replay to messages. If you think ...

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    Microsoft's launch of Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 is clearly more than just a simple step in the right direction. The amount of changes included in the update are significant enough to warrant for another "dot," though Microsoft decided to keep this conservative. That said; as more users continue to receive the update, new details on its features emerge. One of the most praised changes is that now Microsoft gives you the option to select how you'd like to share your Internet connection. In the past you were only given the option to share your connection through Wi-Fi, which is the most ...

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    Most of the Apple talk lately is focused on the iPhone 6, its two variants, and a possible launch date for each of these this year, but we shouldn't forget that there is also an imminent iPad launch as well. Surely the iPad isn't the best selling Apple product lately as the company has found stagnant sales in the last few quarters, but this could actually be a good thing, as Apple is now forced to find new ways to keep its tablet relevant. New leaks show us that Apple is bringing some new design changes to the iPad Air, and most likely the iPad mini design as well. We already knew about ...

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    As we get closer to Apple's rumored launch of the iPhone 6 in September, more rumors continue to point to a separate launch of the bigger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model. Most of these rumors mention that both devices will be almost identical to each other, one being just bigger than the other as we currently see with the premium iPad lineup. Still, until these products are launched, rumors can change dramatically over night and that's what seems to be the case with Apple's new smartphones. Analysts now believe that Apple is planning to launch the bigger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 phablet with a beefier ...

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    As we get close to Apple's official release of iOS 8, more and more beta updates keep pouring in for developers. After a couple of weeks of testing, it's clear that there is still a long road ahead for Apple to consider iOS 8 to be final. There are still a lot of features that many of us want to test, like Continuity for example, but that have only begun to arrive in fragments as of today. iOS 8 beta 5 is only reporting some bug fixes and performance improvements for compatible devices. Still, the extensive list of release notes includes new enhancements to HealthKit where you can now ...

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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 HTC One M8 for Windows, and some of the recent leaks ahead of its imminent launch. Then we talk about the Google Now launcher, and how its reaching other Android handsets today. HP follows as we learn about its smartwatch plans, and its interesting approach towards the market. Apple follows as we learn more about the iPhone 6, and the probability of its glowing logo. We end today's show talking about the Moto 360, and the disappointing rumors of a plastic device instead of metallic. All this and more after the break. Stories: - HTC’s ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Verizon LG G Vista, and the reason for our disappointment. Then we talk about how Apple is already downsizing the Beats headcount. OnePlus follows as we get the first leaks of the OneWatch. HTC follows as the company launches its new J Butterfly. We end today's show talking about Samsung, and how the company is struggling to meet its own sales goals. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Verizon LG G Vista available online - Hundreds of Beats employees lose their jobs after Apple acquisition - OnePlus OneWatch leaks with circular ...

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    Most of Apple's iPhone 6 rumors have focused on the company making some interesting additions to its future smartphone. Some rumors claim that we'll finally see new technologies like NFC make it to the final design, and others believe that the carved logo will also allow for Apple to bring it's famous "Mac-glowing" logo to its iPhone line-up. Sadly at this point anything can happen, and some new reports claim that this is not going to happen. New sources claim that the logo is being cut out in a similar process to what we've previously seen on the iPad, and its main purpose is allow Apple ...

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    As much as we struggle to keep BlackBerry alive in our feeds, the company isn't doing the best job in helping us reach that goal. BlackBerry is more of an uncertainty than it is the aspiring line of products that most of us drooled for in the past. That said, BBM has been doing a decent job in gaining some cross-platform glory, and the next frontier is Windows Phone. The company recently launched BBM beta for Windows Phone devices, but as a closed beta for only a few. Today BlackBerry has launched BBM as a public beta for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices and the list of ...

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    HTC has been on a roll of positive results this year, something that we've all wanted to happen as this is one of the last remaining smartphone pioneers of our time. The HTC One (M8), and the legacy left by last year's HTC One have been both responsible for the company's return to success, and it seems that HTC is out for more. HTC and KDDI have just announced the new J Butterfly for the Japanese market. Surely this is an exclusive for that market, but if any of you remember the old Droid DNA, you'll also remember that it was based off the original J Butterly. What makes this phone hot is ...

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    You'd think that the world's biggest smartphone maker is having a blast with the launch of devices like the Galaxy S5, but that's actually far from the truth. Samsung's quarter results are in, and instead of making its investors happy, it turns out that the company is actually doing as bad as it had forecasted. Samsung warned its investors that the "weak demand" for smartphones and its increase in marketing expenses could hit the company hard, and so it did. Samsung announced profits of $6.1 billion (6.25 trillion won) compared to its $6.96 billion (7.7 trillion won) of last year, and ...

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    Some of us are still trying to understand Apple's purpose for acquiring Beats music a couple of weeks ago. Some speculate that Apple is in search of better music accessories, others feel that the company wants a better edge to compete with music streaming, and others even feel this is a cultural thing. Speculation won't end until we see the some finalized products as a result of this acquisition, but for now, there's only bad news for the Beats team. 40% of the Beats workforce will lose their jobs in the next coming days, as Apple is eliminating the redundant positions between both ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about HTC's new August event, and our predictions. Then we talk about Microsoft and its announcement of Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1. Sony follows as we get some leaked photos of the Xperia Z3 Compact, though we do have our doubts. Then Apple takes the stage with its iWatch as we go through some new details on the possible launch date for the wearable. We end today's show talking about Samsung's patent for a round smartwatch. All this and more after the break. Stories: - HTC schedules August event; what could it announce? - Microsoft announces Windows ...

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    The great thing about today's approach to mobile voice assistants is that the service lies in the cloud, and as such, can be updated periodically with more features. We've seen both Google and Apple be quite aggressive with the updates they've provided to Google Voice Search and Siri respectively, and now Microsoft takes an extra step. The company has just launched new updates to Cortana, and if you haven't noticed, here are a few new tricks. You can now ask Cortana how old Bill Gates is, and the service will respond verbally, something that has made Google's Voice Search famous for years. ...

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