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 reason to buy a Nextbit Robin is not just in its bold design, but really it's smarter approach to software. Nextbit has pioneered a concept where you no longer have to worry about storage, but just as we learned from our initial meetings with the company, that was just the beginning. Nextbit has just announced that the second challenge the company wants to face is giving users a worry-free experience with battery life. To do this, the company will launch a new version of the Nextbit OS, based on Android, in Q4. What we can expect is a smarter device that learns your usage patterns and ...

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    For the first time in years, it seems that all OEMs have all agreed on using the Snapdragonn 820 as the main course meal for processing power. We've seen just how reliable and power efficient it can be, but we all know the world of mobile technology doesn't stop there. We know the next iteration is the Snapdragon 823, and LeEco has already planned something. The company today has posted a teaser for ann event to happen in Shanghai on June 29. The company doesn't really provide specifics, but given its speed analogy using a bulet being fired, the rumors of a flagship coming in June, and the ...

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    HTC may not have all the popularity that we remember from years ago, but that doesn't mean that the company doesn't launch great products. HTC Sense has long been one of our favorite user experiences for Android to date, but if you wanted a piece of it, you obviously needed an HTC device, and it seems that the company wants to change that. As of today HTC is launching a closed beta of HTC Sense Home 8 to other Android devices. For those of you not aware, this is what you currently see on the HTC 10. It brings pretty much most of the functionality we love about Sense to users, and also some ...

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    By now it's definitely no state secret that the iPhone 7 will be a minor iterative update. From the loss of the headphone jack to some minor improvements in the antenna lines, we've heard that the technology needed for the changes that Apple wants to launch require at least another year. Today we hear of some other changes coming to the iPhone 7, but don't expect to be wowed. Sources claim that the iPhone 7 will bring a slightly larger earpiece, in addition to changes in the location of the ambient light sensor and proximity sensor. Screen protector manufacturers have apparently stopped ...

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    Watch today's Pcocketnow Daily as we talk about the departure of Peter Chou from HTC. Then we discuss iOS 10 beta, and the fact that it now reaches users with an unencrypted kernel. Google follows as the company lists the end-of-life period of its Nexus products. The Galaxy Note 7 follows as we hear of its display size and battery size. We end today's show talking about the iPhone 7 Pro possible pricing, which is kind of outrageous. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Peter Chou left HTC, company confirms - iOS 10 beta has an unencrypted kernel, and it might be for a reason - ...

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    Apple is clearly in the spotlight after the whole iPhone 5c San Bernardino case, and as much as the company fought back and won, the fact that the FBI was able to find purchase a walk around says a lot about the money-driven iOS exploit market. It's clear that it exists, and it does work, so why on earth would Apple make things any easier? Well, here's the thing, iOS 10 beta is confirmed to have launched with an unencrypted kernel, something which is so un like Apple. Not all is lost though as security experts claim that the release does include a security measure that protects Apple's ...

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    Sure, there's nothing wrong with reading on a tablet, unless you're like some of us that prefer the feel of a real book. For that in particular, I'm always inclined to recommend a Kindle, mainly because it nails a ton of the peace of mind you look for in a book, like a glare-free experience, enough power to read for weeks, etc. If you want to give a Kindle a try, Amazon just made some changes. The company has just announced a revamp to its entry level Kindle. It doesn't really change much when it comes to design, with the exception of offering a white model along with the typical black ...

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    Whether its leaked schematics, photography, or even official renders of a device, we always have to clarify the look and feel of a device when doing reviews, mainly because photos don't always do a product justice. Devices like the Galaxy S7 Active may look like a beast in photos, but that's a different story once held or seen live. 3D render videos also help this to a certain degree, and if you're curious about the Galaxy Note 7, here's one. Techconfigurations just put together a very useful 3D render video that it claims to be based on live images of the Galaxy Note 7. It's hard to ...

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    Surely getting a Google Nexus device is a sure guarantee to getting the latest and greatest version of Android, but ever since the launch of the old Galaxy Nexus back in the day, we know that won't last for ever. Google doesn't really guarantee that all its legacy Nexus devices will receive the latest version for ever, and today we learn just how close you are to being pushed out. Google's support website has now begun listing the dates for end-of-life of its Nexus devices, and the picture is not really pretty. Yes, you'll be entitled to at least three years of security patches, curtesy of ...

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    The Galaxy Note lineup went through some dramatic and polarizing changes in 2015, up to the point where many even debated if it was a worthy successor to the tradition of "large and in charge." As a result, we do know that Samsung is planning ways to differentiate this new Note from its predecessor, even by jumping numbers from 5 to 7. Today we learn that it might also push improvements on its roots. Sources claim that the new Note 7 will offer a larger 5.8-inch QHD dual-edged curved Super AMOLED display. It falls in line with the rumors we heard yesterday, but size wasn't mentioned then. ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent deals for those of you interested in the BlackBerry Priv. Then we discuss Spotify's success, and the contrast between it and Apple Music. The OnePlus 3 follows as we learn about the recent tweaks that make it perform faster. Then we talk about the iPhone 7 and the reasons why we might see the headphone jack go. We end today's show talking about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 edge, and the rumors that it might be the only Galaxy Note. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Unlocked BlackBerry Priv can be found for $299 - There are ...

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    The BlackBerry Priv clearly made a ton of headlines since launch for two very specific things. The first was obviously the fact that it was BlackBerry's approach to Android, and a very decent one indeed. The other was because of its crazy $700 price tag. That has actually changed over time, but now it has hit an all-time low. If you're in the market for a BlackBerry Priv, the AT&T unit is currently offered for $299 on eBay. Yes, we know the title says that this is an unlocked unit, but that's because the seller will actually include the unlock code in the box. Getting any flagship ...

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    The amount of rumors surrounding the Galaxy Note 7 is staggering. From new software features with Samsung Focus, to the possibility of new glowing notification tweaks, it seems Samsung is pushing hard for this phone to be different from the Galaxy S7. The rumors include the possibility of an Edge variant, but even that could change dramatically. The Korea Herald reports that we might not get two variants, just one, and that it'll be the Edge variant. The reasons for this are not really mentioned, but given the popularity of every single Edge variant that Samsung has launched since last ...

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    Sony hasn't necessarily re-invented anything with the Xperia X, and that's mainly because instead of following the trend of the Xperia Z lineup, it seems the X was more of a re-boot with a few steps back. It's not a bad phone by any means, on the contrary, and we do know that Sony does have a following in many regions. If you've been waiting for it to reach the US, we've got news. Pre-orders have just begun in the US for the full Sony Xperia X lineup, meaning the Xperia X, X Performance, XA, and XA Ultra. When it comes to the price tags, the Xperia X will retail for $549.99, the Xperia XA ...

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    iOS 10 and macOS Sierra are Cupertino's latest batch of changes to emerge over the next few months. Some of us even believe that these are the best improvements we've seen come from Apple in a very long time. The company's photos app is seeing major changes, but some code information reveals just how major. Reddit user vista980622 recently dissected a few code strings from within the app that reveal that the service is now capable of detecting a whopping 4,432 searchable objects, and up to 7 facial expressions as well. Siri Intelligence was mentioned as being a big deal in terms of how ...

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    We've been covering a ton of rumors regarding the iPhone 7, mainly because it seems there won't be major changes. There's debate over the reasons why Apple would end its regular two-year revamp cycle, but we also know that Cupertino is in desperate need for a shake-up, and the way it usually does this is by taking its time. Today we hear more of what to expect with this year's iPhone 7, and why. The Wall Street Journal claims that the iPhone 7 will indeed lose the headphone jack, and the reasons are mainly to make the device thinner, and also to make it "more" water resistant. Yes, it says ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some of the recent deals that have just arrived to the 32GB Google Nexus 5X. Then we talk about the Nextbit Robin and some of the deals that have extended across other markets. Huawei follows as we learn more about its MateBook tablet for the US market. E-Books are next, as settlements on price fixings should reach users very soon. We end today's show talking about the Dual-SIM iPhone 7 rumors, in addition to the 256GB storage option and a possible headphone jack. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google’s 32GB Nexus 5X deals set ...

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    Nextbit not only takes the crown for one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns ever, but also for offering a unique and very capable product. The Nexbit Robin is one of our favorite blends between a daring approach to hardware, and truly useful improvements in the software department. If you're interested in the Robin deals that were limited to only the US and India, things just changed. Nextbit has now extended the $299 Robin deals to all the markets where the device is shipped. The deal also includes free standard shipping to any of these markets, and remember that every Robin ...

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    Google's Nexus 5X continues to be the most affordable way to enjoy to pure Google experience. Surely it's not as powerful or commanding as the Nexus 6P, but it still manages to deliver a solid experience at a flagship level, even if it's priced as more of a mid-ranger. If you're in the market for one, this might be the time to buy. eBay deals have just set the Google Nexus 5X to just $269. Notice, we're talking about the 32GB variant here, making this deal a true steal. This is $130 off the retail price, and if you know how eBay works, you might not want to think twice about making this an ...

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    It seems that Google might have finally caught on to the fact that people search a lot for medical advice. Even if we're all clear that these results should never supersede the need to visit a qualified physician, it doesn't change the fact that curiosity grows strong when you start to feel bad. Those of you avid users of Google Search will soon be in for a treat. Google has just announced that its search services are now rolling out enhanced medical information to benefit the user. This is not just Google being smarter about what results to give you, but actually the company's effort in ...

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    Tis the season for iPhone leaks, and none have been more polarizing than the iPhone 7. At this point we've heard of dual-cameras, options for more storage, meager design changes, and the death of the headphone jack. Still we know that Apple is famous for trying out tons of prototypes, and we assume that's the case as supply chain leaks point a different story. Rock Fix, a smartphone repair shop in Ganzhou has just leaked some photos of possible parts of the iPhone 7. These show us the dual-camera lens that we've discussed, which is to be expected, and we even see the storage modules from ...

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    Apple and around five other publishers have spent the last few years in court under accusations of trying to fix the price of e-books. It's a cut through market out there, and it seems that Cupertino in particular wanted to ensure that its profit margins were strong enough, by getting competitors to not break the bank at a lower price. If you've bought e-books over the last few years, there might be some cash for you. Users who purchased E-books between April 1, 2010 and May 21, 2012 are entitled to $6.93 in the case of New York Times best sellers, and $1.57 in the case of ebooks that ...

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    Four generations ago, Samsung's Active lineup was more of a device for clumsy people. A Galaxy S looking phone that could resist a little more, so long as you read the instructions well. The last two generations have instead been about telling the world that rugged doesn't have to be ugly, and this year model continues to push that mentality forward. Smartphone usage patterns are definitely a contradiction these days. Designers go to incredible lengths to make a beautiful phone, and then most people will just snap it on a case to keep it that way. Look and feel went down the drain, and all ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Bluetooth 5 and how it'll improve the bandwidth experience. Then we talk about LeEco, its launch in the US, and a possible 8GB flagship. The Samsung Gear S3 is next as we hear that its codename might be Solis. Apple follows as we hear that the company is fighting a patent lawsuit in Beijing. We end today's show talking about how iMessage won't reach Android. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Bluetooth 5 announced with eight times bandwidth - LeEco US launch set for this fall - LeEco rumored to kick off next-gen flagships with 8GB ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some of the recent discounts that Verizon is offering on their smartphones. Wearables follow as recent stats claim that the market continues to grow. iOS 10 then makes the news because it seems that you're not really deleting stock apps. OnePlus 3 speed tests later reveal that the phone isn't as fast as we expected. We end today's show talking about a possible Smart Glow feature on the Galaxy Note 7 All this and more after the break. Stories: - Verizon $300 discount applies to all phones above $400 - Wearables still kicking, 29 percent growth ...

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