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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    As Microsoft and its partners continue to roll out Windows Phone 8.1, and even the new Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 to existing devices, the last thing we ever expected to find was a case of an eligible product that won't receive these updates. One of the beauties of the Windows Phone 8 evolution was supposed to be that any device running it would not face any software obsolescence issues. Sadly the news today is that not everything is perfect, and this is sad news for some HTC customers. Surely the HTC 8S (known also as the HTC Windows Phone 8S) didn't take the world by storm, and such was ...

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    Sony has won a lot of praise for its recent smartphone offerings. Our reviews of devices like the Xperia Z2 make it clear that the company is doing a great job in making Xperia smartphones very competitive. Xperia tablets haven't gained that same level of fame, but it doesn't mean they aren't good, and rumors have it that there is more to come. Listings are now showing a model number SGP621 being traded around through Indonesia. If you all remember, the code for the Xperia Tablet Z2 was SGP521, and the code for the Xperia Tablet Z was SGP321. This clearly hints to the company working on ...

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    You'd think that for a company like Sony, and because of the success of the PlayStation, selling phones that are "PlayStation Mobile certified" would be a huge plus, right? Well, the reality is quite different, and we predicted this would happen when we reviewed PlayStation Mobile a couple of years ago. It was hard to find a sense in the ability to play games from 1997 in today's market, and because of this and many other issues, the story has come to an end. Sony has just announced that it will ditch the PlayStation Mobile platform in some future KitKat and Android L software updates. ...

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    One of the biggest issues with any of the iPhones that we've tested, is that it "just works," until it doesn't. Battery life is a big problem with iPhones, where we've seen Apple only grow the size of the battery a few mAh in its seven year existence. Samsung and other companies are even mocking iPhone customers for their need to be plugged to the wall, and it seems that Apple might want to do something about it. New reports claim that Apple is planning to launch the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 with a 2,100 mAh battery. Previous rumors mentioned that the iPhone 6 was only getting an 1,810 mAh ...

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    We've spent the last couple of years seeing two of the biggest technology companies battling each other over patent disputes. What's even more interesting about this drama is that both companies are also partners in various ways as Samsung is a big supplier of Apple's silicone on iOS and Mac products. We've kept you on the loop on how these companies have fought each other inside US courts, but the story is broader outside the country, or so it was. It seems that both Apple and Samsung have decided to end all their patent disputes outside the US. We've already seen how a jury granted Apple ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Pebble's launch of new variants for its original model. Then we talk about Motorola, starting with the rumors of the second-generation Moto G, and later on some odd rumors of the Moto X+1 in Verizon. Apple follows as we get a credible date on when to expect the iPhone 6 event to happen. Samsung then wows us with some leaked photos of the Galaxy Alpha, but in a bad way. We end today's show talking about the Google Play Edition smartphones, what's there and what isn't. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Pebble debuts new limited ...

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    Apple's announcement of HealthKit at WWDC 2014 came with a couple of surprises and some odd disappointments. Most rumors claimed that this was more than just a repository of health information, and actually the platform that would enable Apple's wearable products to make sense. The problem is that Apple hasn't yet announced any wearable for this to happen, though that could change soon. Apple had filed for the HealthKit trademark in the US back in July, and many of us worried that we only saw medical devices being mentioned. Today the company has just filed for the same trademark in ...

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    The amount of rumors surrounding a Microsoft smartwatch have spiked in the last couple of weeks. We haven't seen any hints as to what we should expect from this product, and it's also understandable for Microsoft to remain conservative at times when smartwatches aren't really selling well. Still, if you've ever wondered how this smartwatch would look like and work, a designer has just taken the time to give us a cool hint. German designer Nadir Aslam has just posted an interesting design concept on what he feels a Windows smartwatch should be. In addition to the elegance and simplicity of ...

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    There is a ton of speculation around the possible launch of Apple's next generation iPhone 6. Recent reports claimed that the company couldn't decide on a final date because of the possible delays of the bigger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 variant. Others claimed that it was a strategic move for the phablet to launch until December. More rumors today have given additional credibility to a specific date for a September announcement, and this time it seems final. Credible sources are saying that Apple has already decided on a announcement for the iPhone 6 on September 9th, and with shipments arriving ...

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    Buying applications on digital stores has always been a mixed bag whenever we accidentally hit the "buy" button on the wrong App. Windows Phone is nice enough to give users a trial in most cases, and Apple is the complete opposite, where Cupertino's policies even mention that "App Store purchases are final," and reserving its right to not give you your money back. Google on the other hand gave you at least a meager 15 minutes to change your mind, though it seems that just changed in a good way. Google hasn't officially changed its policy of only giving you 15 minutes to claim a refund, but ...

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    Apple has a tough challenge in being able to differentiate the iPhone 6 this year. With competing devices like the HTC One (M8), the rumored Galaxy Note 4, and the LG G3, Apple needs more than just another iPhone hitting the market. We've heard diverse rumors pointing to the company using sapphire in order to boost the durability of its offering, but some new official news make that highly unlikely. Apple's sapphire partner, GT Advanced Technologies, has just posted its quarter results and has discussed the current status of its Arizona plant. If you remember, this is the facility that's ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's sceduled event to hopefully launch the Galaxy Note 4 at IFA in Berlin. Then we talk about LG and the company's interesting way to fix the corrosion issues on the G Watch. Apple follows with its launch of iOS 8 beta 5 for developers. Then more Apple rumors emerge with the possible design changes of its iPad lineup. We end today's show talking about the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, and how its design resembles a close competitor. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Samsung schedules next Unpacked event for IFA; Note 4 launch? - LG ...

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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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