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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    Sprint hasn't been famous for launching Windows Phone 8.1 devices. As a matter of fact, the company hasn't really launched any at the moment, and specially Lumia devices across its pre-paid customer brands. The good news is that both Sprint and Microsoft have announced a partnership today to end this problem, and we start with an aggressive device for its price tag. Microsoft and Sprint have just announced the launch of the Lumia 635 on the Sprint post-paid network as soon as December 23rd, and on its pre-paid companies like Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile as early as January 16. The device ...

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    We've praised Apple for its design of the iPhone ever since its first iteration. Up until the launch of the iPhone 5 and 5s, Apple kept a very positive track record as a company that knew how to deliver flawless design on its smartphone and tablet lineup. Today, we admit we still like Apple's iPad lineup, but we struggle to recommend the iPhone 6 because of some elements in its design, and a famous engineer and designer has built a concept of his own. Business insider recently reported on a very interesting concept design by famous engineer and designer Nikola Cirkovic. Obviously concepts ...

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    Apple has had its good batch of ups and downs with iOS 8. On the positive side, the company has launched a more mature version of the operating system, and has addressed a lot of the things we asked for with iOS 7. That being said, its initial launches led to some bricked iPhone 6 units, and some slow legacy devices. iOS 8.1.2 was recently launched with some silent bug fixes, but it seems that was just part of the story. Apple hasn't really seeded iOS 8.1.3 to developers as is customary, but some activity logs are already claiming its existence. This wouldn't be the first time that Apple ...

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    ASUS may not be as popular as it deserves with its smartphone offerings, but tablets are a different story. Both iterations of the Nexus 7 were made by ASUS and garnered significant success, and even though its PadFone concept hasn't grown to a significant degree, it's clear that there is a lot of innovation behind ASUS' work both in hardware, and its aggressive price points. We've heard rumors that the company is planning something big for CES 2015, and we get the first teaser today. ASUS has just sent out press invitations for its event to happen on January 5th, and even though the ...

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    The launch of Android 5.0 Lollipop has proven to be a complete contradiction among OEMs. Google is usually very timely at launching the update to its Nexus and Google Play lineup, but this time, even though Lollipop is probably one of the most dramatic overhauls we've seen come to Android, third party OEMs like Motorola and LG have done a better job at providing support for existing flagships. HTC is one of the companies that has done a fantastic job pushing newer versions of Android to its flagship smartphones, but this time, it seems the company is working at a faster pace. If you ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the launch of the Nexus 9 magic cover, and how much it'll cost. Then we talk about Android 5.0.1 for the Google Nexus 5. Microsoft follows as we get some disappointing news about Lumia flagships. Samsung then takes the stage as we learn about some possible dates for the Galaxy S6. We end today's show talking about Samsung's current market share. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Nexus 9 Magic Cover sales finally take off this week - Nexus 5 Android 5.0.1 update likely landing today - Long wait rumored until next Microsoft Lumia ...

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    Can you imagine a world where companies didn’t push the boundaries of thin and light? Some of you may mock these efforts, but that doesn’t change the fact that the best selling smartphones today keep getting thinner and lighter. We can't ignore the fact that one of the best selling smartphones in the world shows a clear obsession for getting slimmer every new iteration, and the same can be said about Oppo's R lineup. Have a look at our comparison video of the Oppo R5 vs the iPhone 6. In a way, this comparison would've been more suited agains the iPhone 6 Plus given the dimensions of ...

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    Pockentow 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 Microsoft's Windows 10 event for early next year. Microsoft then continues as we learn more about the launch of its MSN services. Amazon follows as the company has been forced to drop funcitonality on its Amazon app as a Google request. We then learn about the launch of the Google Nexus 9 on T-Mobile. We end today's show talking about the end of the Google Nexus 5. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Microsoft schedules January Windows 10 event - Big cross-platform Microsoft MSN app push targets Android, iOS - Google Play Store ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about more details regarding the Microsoft Lumia 1030, this time in leaked images. Then we talk about Windows 10 on smartphones, and how the Live Tiles will interact. Samsung follows as we learn more about the Galaxy A7 in specifications. Apple follows as we learn more details of the iPhone 6s, this time thanks to the Apple Watch manufacturing. We end today's show talking about the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, and its probability. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Microsoft McLaren “Lumia 1030″ prototype leaks again in new image gallery - ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the OnePlus One and how you can acquire it now. Then we talk about iOS 8.1.2 and how you can jailbreak it today. Samsung follows as we learn more about the devices that already sport Gorrilla Glass 4. Samsung then surprises us again with more details about what to expect with the Galaxy S6. We end today's show talking about Google's push of Android Lollipop to Android Wear, and what changes are coming. All this and more after the break. Stories: - OnePlus opens One orders for the holidays - TaiG jailbreak arrives for iOS 8.1.2 - Samsung’s ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Lamborghini's idea of what a smartphone should look like. Apple follows with its launch of iOS 8.1.2 and what you should expect. LG then surprises with a possible G Watch R2, and some dramatic changes. Samsung takes the spotlight with a new Galaxy Note 4 and some changes in specs. We end today's show talking about a major Android Wear update that could reach your device tomorrow. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Lamborghini Tauri 88 blends Italian design with Android - Apple starts delivering iOS 8.1.2 update - LG cell-enabled G ...

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    As we covered the launch of the Oppo R5 and Oppo N3 in Singapore a few weeks ago, most of the presentation focused on the image quality of the Oppo N3, and on the special optics that were being launched with both devices. Some of us in the room were a tad shocked because the company decided to ask a professional photographer to showcase all the camera improvements that both devices included, and hearing phrases like “this phone allows me to leave my DSLR camera at home” when referring to the N3. The R5 didn’t receive the same tall order of praise, but it was still regarded as a great ...

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    The sight of any Lamborghini vehicle is enough to have a lot of people wanting to have a second look, not just because it's an expensive car, but because they all look amazing. That said, the biggest problem about being able to afford a vehicle like this, is to not have gadgets that will look as good as the car. We've seen Porsche struggle with this same dilemma, and help companies like BlackBerry differentiate, and now we see the same in Lamborghini. Tonino Lamborghini, son of the famous founder of the brand has just decided to use his design skills in order to build a smartphone that ...

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    There are a ton of reasons to love the OnePlus One, starting with its price tag. Moving that specific reason aside, another big reason is that the device runs a pre-installed version of CyanogenMod, or should we say, as long as you don't live in India. Certain exclusive deals force OnePlus to sell this device with its custom version of Android 5.0 Lollipop, though if your device already runs CyanogenMod, there's a good chance that you're in luck. Cyanogen Inc has just taken the time to explain how its policies will work in India, and things might get lucky for a few. If you purchase the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about a new US carrier that will sell you the Google Nexus 6 at a better price. LG follows as we learn about the future of the G Pro series, in addition to some new stylus plans for the company. Samsung follows as the Gear VR reaches retail in some stores. Then HTC surprises us with some leaks of the display of the One M9. We end today's show talking about Apple's probable strategy to sell you the Apple Watch. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Another carrier begins Nexus 6 sales with lowest on-contract price yet - LG may be putting its ...

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    We've been able to share files instantly on Android devices and even certain services on Windows Phones for the longest time, and still, Apple didn't wake up to that need until iOS 8. That being said, even if the feature exists today, it still depends on the speed at which developers have decided to adopt iOS 8, and that's taken a bit. You'd think it would only be a matter of time for this feature to become famous, but a new iCloud restriction pulls things back. Developers are already complaining about an odd new rule that doesn't allow them to submit applications that share content with ...

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    Pockentow 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 how Cortana has just launched in certain additional countries in Europe, and what the catch is, of course. Samsung follows as we learn about the company's plans to launch Lollipop on other Galaxy phones. HTC follows with a device under codename Hima, and that seems to be a flagship. Sony follows with the news of its odd underwater store. We end today's show talking about Samsung's specs for the Galaxy S6 according to benchmarks. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Cortana touches down in Continental Europe - Don’t expect Lollipop ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's latest app updates, and what changes are coming. Samsung follows as the company has already pushed Android 5.0 Lollipop to certain Galaxy S5 devices. Samsung follows as we learn that a corporate shakeup did happen, but at a different level. Apple follows as we learn that the company is considering virtual reality. We end today's show talking about Apple's plans to go back to a 4-inch iPhone next year. All this and more after the break. Stories: - This week’s Google app-update Wednesday is a big one - Samsung starts seeding Galaxy S5 ...

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    Microsoft is famous for being the king of enterprise, but the exception to that rule comes in the form of smartphones. The company has lost a ton of corporate customers to Apple and Google, mainly because of how long its taken the company to adopt corporate basics like VPN support on its Windows Phones. All those problems are solved now with Windows Phone 8.1, and it seems the company is about to land a big fish. Reports claim that BMW is about to make a dramatic overhaul to the smartphones that its employees use, and it seems that the company will go from the vintage Nokia Symbian ...

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    Apple has found a lot of success with the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, even though new rumors claim that the company might build a smaller phone next year as well. Apple's only problem with the launch of its smartphones this year, was being able to meet demand for the iPhone 6 Plus, something logical given Apple's skepticism to launch a phablet in the past. The good thing is that Cupertino already understood that there is significant demand for bigger iPhones, and it seems the company is already preparing for next year's demand. Reports claim that Apple is about to expand its ...

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    Samsung has been up to a lot of changes in order to make a comeback. Some of these changes include reducing its smartphone lineup to the bare essentials, something that we highly praise at a time when the Galaxy lineup has diluted more than the folks at Korea would like. There are some negative changes as well, mainly to do with the company downsizing its corporate structure, but it could just be that this is the beginning. New leaks show that Samsung is working on a couple of devices that are currently being dubbed the Samsung SM-E500F and SM-E700H. The report claims that both of these ...

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    Samsung's last few quarters haven't painted a pretty picture for investors. The company has failed to wow the world with devices like the Galaxy S5, barely reaching 60% of its sales goals, and placing even the company's CEO of Mobile in the short list for a pink slip. We recently learned that J.K. Shin will keep his job after all, but that doesn't mean that there won't be a corporate shakeup. The news are that Samsung is already sending out pink slips to numerous executives in lower positions, though by lower, we're talking directly bellow J.K. Shin. The report claims that vice presidents, ...

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    We all know that one size doesn't fit all, and Apple clearly knew that as well with the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Cupertino acknowledged early on that the market demanded a bigger iPhone, but it also knew that there was another crowd that demanded a phablet. Still, we know that there are people that value one-handed usability, and for them Apple decided to leave the aging iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, and it seems there are plans for that to continue. Reports claim that Apple is already working on building a new iPhone that retains the dimensions of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c ...

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