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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    Microsoft may not be famous for its late announcement of Windows Phone 8.1, but the amount of features included were enough to justify its timing. Microsoft's new mobile operating system is finally on par with its leading competitors in almost every relevant feature, and it seems that the guys at Redmond are now focusing on speed when it comes to the major updates to Windows Phone 8.1. A couple of weeks ago, we reported that Windows Phone would receive two GDR updates in 2014, Windows Phone 8.1 GDR 1 happening in July and GDR 2 happening some time in November. Some new rumors have it that ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's launch of iOS 8 beta 3 to developers. AT&T then surprises us with an LG G3 + LG G Watch deal that's hard to refuse. Sony follows with a possible launch of the ultimate selfie phone tomorrow. Then we get some separate rumors of Android apps running on Windows Phone, aside from a Lumia Android phone in the works. We end today's show talking about a leaked video of an iPhone 6 sapphire display being tortured. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Apple launches iOS 8 beta 3 to developers - AT&T LG G3, G Watch sales getting ...

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    Now that Microsoft holds the reigns of Nokia's Mobile division, it's most-likely time to see how far the innovation of both companies can go. Last year we heard that Microsoft was working with Nokia on building two Lumia devices with a 3D Touch displays, and reports point to the company still working on the project. 3D Touch is actually not new, as we've seen how you can hover your hand over a Galaxy phone to get things done through Air Gesture. Still, Microsoft's approach is focused on the display itself, as we see with Wacom digitizers, and not really a proximity sensor gimmick. If you ...

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    Philips may not be a significant player in the west when it comes to its line of smartphones, but that doesn't mean that these aren't relevant. The company has a very significant market in Asia, and this is mainly due to the way its smartphones innovate, particularly in the battery sector. Today we get new details on a Philips I908, and it seems the company wants us to focus on how thin it is. The Philips i908 is apparently the smaller sibling of the recently-launched i928. Its specifications include a 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6592 octa-core processor, a 5-inch 1080p display, 2GB of RAM, and a ...

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    HTC continues to be its future on the mid-to-high tier of the smartphone market, and its latest quarter results show us that the strategy is working. The recent launch of the Desire 816 and Desire 610 show us a couple of products that, while mid-tier, are superior in quality when compared to the devices they compete with. Recently we learned that the company is adopting MediaTek processors for the future of that mid-tier offering, and it seems that future starts today. HTC has just launched the Desire 616 in Russia and parts of Asia, and the most interesting feature this device brings to ...

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    Apple's announcement of iOS 8 at WWDC 2014 was met with a lot of praise. Surely it looks like iOS 7 in every way, but this is the boldest change in functionality that we've seen Apple provide to its mobile operating system since iOS 5 three years ago. Even with the recent reports that iOS 8 beta 3 would not reach developers until tomorrow, June 8th, Apple has launched the update a day early, and the changes continue to be focused on bug fixes. Oddly the iOS 8 beta 3 release notes are not yet available, but it should be just a couple of hours for that to happen. We're currently downloading ...

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    As we get closer to the launch of Apple's next-generation iPhone, which we continue to dub the iPhone 6, more rumors emerge on what to expect. We've heard that Apple might bring a sapphire crystal panel to at least one of the alleged iPhone 6 models, though if you're wondering why this is worth it, you can watch our extensive introduction to sapphire. Still, it seems that Sonny Dickson got his hands on one of these panels and decided to show you just how durable it is. Sadly, even though Dickson does mention the word sapphire in the title of this video, that doesn't confirm that what he's ...

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    You might remember that at the launch of the HTC One M8 I wrote an article titled “I was going to switch my iPhone 5s to an HTC One M8, but..”  and my arguments for avoiding the change were based on the poor camera, its lack of a fingerprint scanner, and the fact that boom sound wasn’t everything. Fast forward to today, give me an HTC One M8 for a week and now my iPhone is in a drawer. Since a lot of you asked us why this happened in our previous After The Buzz episode of the HTC One (M8), we'll compare both of these devices in a video, and tell you the reasons why. There is no such ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the HTC One M8 and its new Dual SIM variant. Then we talk about Google's Project Ara, and some possible changes due to a major departure. Google follows as we are teased some more button options for Android L. LG then confuses us with some leaked renders of the LG G Vista. We end today's show talking about the Samsung Galaxy F, its chamfered edges and its aluminum design. All this and more after the break. Stories: - HTC One M8 gets the dual SIM treatment for Europe - Project Ara lead designer departing Google - Google teases another new look ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about HTC's quarter results, which are finally full of good news. Google's Android Wear follows as it just received a software update, with none of the OEM or Carrier drama that tablets and phones go through. Then we talk about some new Nokia Lumia photos, though it's hard to predict if this is a Lumia 830 or a Lumia 1030. Sony follows as the specs of the Xperia Z3 Compact have emerged. We end today's show by talking about the iPhone 6 and iPhone Air, plus some possible launch date. All this and more after the break. Stories: - HTC turns a quarterly ...

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    A couple of weeks ago we assumed that the LG G Vista renders that emerged belonged to the LG variant of its flagship, the G3. As it turns out, these are two different phones, and you can notice the subtle differences in their designs when you compare the placement of the Verizon logo, among other minor details. More renders emerge of the G Vista today, though now that we can see the back of the phone, this just becomes more confusing. Since the rumors point to this LG G Vista being a tad wider than the LG G3, it could be that this is the Verizon G Pro 2 Lite that was recently rumored. ...

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    The Nokia Lumia 635 is probably one of the most anticipated phones of the year. Surely it's not the most powerful or good looking phone in the market, but the fact that costs between $99 to $129 off-contract, and even better, the fact that it runs Windows Phone like a champ, are all reasons to make this phone a success. Recently the device was pulled from the Microsoft Store for reasons that we still can't explain, but the problem seems to be solved today. As of today you can pre-order the Nokia Lumia 635 on the Microsoft Store if you want to use it on T-Mobile. We still don't know why ...

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    Project Ara has become one of the dreams that could solve the needs of a specific nice in the smartphone market. To give customers the ability to swap specific parts of a smartphone in order to have personalized upgrades is a cool idea, though the fact that this concept has lost popularity in computers makes us wonder if the concept has a future. Still, Project Ara reached beta status recently, though we wonder what comes next as one of the project leaders is departing Google. Dan Makoski, Chief Project Ara designer for Google has just announced his departure from the company in his ...

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    It's hard to understand why Facebook tends to ignore tablets in the way that it has, but it's been the case ever since the launch of its original iPad app. In that same fashion, we've seen other Facebook services like Facebook Paper, which make total sense on a tablet, but which are still exclusive to the iPhone. The good thing is that even though slow, services eventually get launched, and such is the case of Facebook Messenger. Facebook has just launched its stand-alone messaging app for the iPad, and the good thing is that all of its services made the final cut. Stickers may not be as ...

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    Apple is reportedly going to launch two different iPhone models this year, and even though we've called both devices the iPhone 6, we do know that there are significant differences between both of them. Earlier this year the rumors were that these devices would launch separately, but two credible reports recently have pointed to a launch date of both devices on September 19th. At this point it's hard to confirm that, and with some new reports today of a later date, things have begun to get complicated. A new source is claiming that both iPhone models will have a different name, just like ...

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