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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    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 Windows Phone, and the sad results that the OS is seeing this quarter. Microsoft then follows with WindUp, though we're not sure long that will last. HTC is next with the One E8 and a possible launch for Sprint. Sony then surprises us with another Smartwatch rumor in the works, hopefully running Android Wear this time. We end today's show talking about the iPhone 6, the possibility of reversible USB, and its Sapphire options. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Windows Phone growth takes a hit, accounts for fewer new devices - ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the scheduled Motorola event, and what we expect to see according to the press invite. HTC follows as the company has made its Zoe (Beta) service available to others. Microsoft and HTC then takes the stage as we talk about the possibility to dual boot the the rumored HTC One M8 for Windows. Apple follows as we get some leaked parts of the final design of the iPhone 6. We end today's show talking about the Galaxy Note 4 and its specifications. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Motorola event invite appears to confirm new hardware - ...

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    We're just a couple of weeks way from the rumored announcement of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, and a couple of months away from the possible announcement of the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 and the iWatch. Many sources have been fumbling with conflicting rumors regarding the availability of a sapphire display on any of these products, but it seems that one very credible source has some new insight on how things will play. The Wall Street Journal has just reported that Apple is still planning to use sapphire on the iPhone 6, though not every iPhone will get some love. We're still not sure if sapphire ...

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    IFA 2014 is set to be a very hot event this year. In previous years we've seen Samsung take the cake with its Galaxy Note launches, but we've also seen some great Sony and Nokia announcements as well. This year is poised to be an even bigger year for mobile, and Asus has just decided to let us know it wants a piece of the pie. Asus has just sent out press invitations for its event to happen on September 3rd. Sadly the invite doesn't shed any light on anything the company is announcing, but we have seen a very aggressive Asus this year with 8 smartphones and 7 tablets launched in the past ...

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    Microsoft has been doing a great job in bringing Windows Phone 8.1 to its existing smartphone install base. This sadly only applies to unlocked models, as some carriers haven't pushed these updates to their devices as fast as we'd like. Still, the amount of changes in Windows Phone 8.1 is significant, and AT&T has just announced some love for its best Windows Phone yet. As of today the Nokia Lumia 1020 should receive its update for Windows Phone 8.1. This follows the updates that have reached other devices like the Nokia Lumia 925, Lumia 635, Lumia 1520, and Lumia 520. The update ...

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    Many of us wondered what the whole big deal was with yesterday's announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. Surely it does have a metal trim and some decent specifications, but that octa-core chip that was announced in the spec sheet was actually not just any Samsung chip. The Korean giant has just announced what makes this octa-core processor so special, and the information is quite revealing. The new Exynos 5430 octa-core processor that powers the Galaxy Alpha is the first to be based on the 20nm HKMG process. This new chip is equipped with four Cortex-A15 cores clocked at 1.8GHz and ...

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    Rumors claim that Apple's manufacturing partners are already in the final validation stages for mass production of the iPhone 6. It would be safe to say that whatever leaks come next of any iPhone 6 component will be part of the final production units that customers will see at some point in September. Today we see a new batch of these components, and the leaker was nice enough to carry a good camera along. These recently leaked photos show us high-quality imagery of the iPhone 6's front panel in both front and back, and also some of the buttons. If you had any doubts about the rumored ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about HTC's decision to make some of its services available to other Android phones, like Zoe for example. Nokia follows as we get some more details on the Lumia 830, and how it will fit with different carriers. Motorola is next as we get some interesting details on how the battery on the Moto 360 will be superior than its competitors. Then we talk about the Google Nexus 6, and how the specifications might not be so bad. We end today's show talking about Samsung and its launch of the Galaxy Alpha. All this and more after the break. Stories: - HTC ...

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    As popular as YouTube is today, there are some caveats to the way the service works. You can only watch videos while online, these require chunks of data, and at times when data plans aren't cheap nor unlimited, it would be great to download a couple of videos over WiFi before hitting the road. Google has offered to bring this service offline to its YouTube application for a while now, but even today, all we get is more teasers. Google has recently updated its YouTube application for Android on the Google Play Store, and if you look closely, you'll notice that the screenshots provided ...

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    Samsung's launch of the Galaxy S5 LTE-A has made a lot of Galaxy S5 customers confused. We've covered the differences between the LTE-A and the standard Galaxy S5 extensively, and many wonder why Samsung would leave features like a 2K display out of the final product that's being sold in the US. Samsung initially confirmed that it would leave this LTE-A variant for the Korean market, but new rumors seem to point otherwise. The user manual of the Samsung SM-G901F for the EU has been leaked, and everything seems to point to this device being an LTE-A Galaxy S5. Now that said, this is not the ...

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    It's only natural that companies look for ways to get rid of some extra products in stock before the launch of whatever products come next. If you were wondering if Apple is really launching new iPads and iPhones in the next couple of weeks, AT&T has just proven that it is, as the company is now offering some enticing deals for existing Apple products. If you need a new iPad right now, and can't wait for the newer models to launch, AT&T could be the place to go, though there's a catch. AT&T is offering $200 off the purchase of a cellular iPad, but if you purchase an iPhone 5s ...

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    Microsoft has already given us a couple of teasers on what to expect for its IFA press event in Berlin. Yes, we are expecting the rumored Lumia 730 selfie phone, but another device in our radar is the Lumia 830. It's easy to assume that this is just the evolution to Nokia's mid-tier Lumia 820 from two years ago, but recent reports claimed that it was no slouch, and today's batch of rumors talks about more than one device. Sources claim that the Lumia 830 will not be a Verizon exclusive, but it will be a different device for each US carrier it launches on. The device will apparently be sold ...

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    We're just a couple of weeks away from the rumored Apple event where the company is supposed to unveil its latest and greatest iPhone 6, or at least one of them. As such, we have a ton of conflicting rumors regarding the final details in the device's design, and the stage at which it currently is in its manufacturing process. Rumors point to the device hitting store shelves on September 19th, and judging by some of the latest reports, that might be right. Asian sources claim that the iPhone 6 is currently hitting its "product validation testing." This is the last test before the device ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about how Cyanogen Inc reacts to some OnePlus ads. Samsung follows as we talk about the company's spending cuts after disappointing results. Nokia then takes the stage as the Lumia 830 is rumored to have a flagship camera on mid-tier specs. Then it's Apple's turn as the iPad is rumored to get some cool screen technology. We end today's show talking about the Motorola Google Nexus 6 and some underwhelming specifications. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Cyanogen Inc. clashes with OnePlus over treatment of women - Samsung pursues spending ...

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