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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    Spotify has proven that even though music streaming wasn't popular a couple of years ago, it is now. The company has gained a significant amount of customer base in Europe, and it is clearly just getting started. Offering free ad-based music on smartphones is probably one of the coolest updates the company has offered lately, but Windows Phone users were deprived of this feature until now. Spotify has just updated its application for Windows Phone, and among the updates, you can now stream music for free. Yes, free involves a couple of ads here and there, you won't be able to sync your ...

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    We're just a week or two away from IFA 2014, and as our crew prepares to take a long flight across the pond, more leaks emerge on the hot devices to expect. Sony is one of the companies that's poised to garner a lot of attention at the event with the rumored Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, it's new Smartwatch, and best of all, the Xperia Z3. The company has done an amazing job at making its flagship grow in mindshare, and today's leaked photos show us why this phone is hot. Today's batch of leaked photos doesn't only show us the Xperia Z3 in its full glory, but it also takes the time to show us ...

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    Even though the smartwatch has gone off to a slow start, that doesn't mean that there isn't a lot of promise in this market. With devices like the Moto 360 and the LG G Watch R in the pipeline, it's clear that we're just scratching the surface when it comes to design and features, though these are not the only devices to look forward to later this year. ASUS has spent the last couple of weeks teasing what we can expect from the company at IFA 2014. Among the devices we've seen featured, the hottest one is the company's smartwatch offering, and today we find another teaser about it. The ...

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    The biggest challenge we face every day with smartphones and tablets is the fact that we grew up with buttons, and not with a piece of glass that shows you one. If typing on a glass display provided you with a better experience, keyboards would be dead, and that same example can be used for video game controllers. We've seen Microsoft Research look for ways to solve this problem through haptic feedback, but Apple might have found a smarter way to do it. Apple's new patent focuses on creating a flexible display that can bend in order to create physical buttons whenever needed. A couple of ...

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    If you've noticed, we don't pay much attention to the literature that comes with each smartphone that we unbox. Surely if this is your first smartphone, the best way to start is with the user manual, but more than a few of us have been there and done that a couple of times already. Apple would be on the list of companies that provides you with the least amount of literature possible, but these documents can be quite revealing if leaked ahead of time. If you've followed Apple launches over the last couple of years, you'll notice that the launch date of its products is always used either on ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about LG's teaser of a round smartwatch to come at IFA 2014. HTC follows as as we get another teaser, this time of its first 64-bit smartphone for IFA 2014. Samsung is next as new reports claim that the Galaxy Alpha is just the tip of the iceberg. Then Apple takes the stage as we talk about the motion coprocessor of the iPhone 6. We end today's show by talking about the Motorola Nexus X, and the rumored name that Google will give to Android L. All this and more after the break. Stories: - LG to launch a round Android Wear watch at IFA - HTC teases ...

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    Microsoft hasn't had much fun trying to sell its Windows RT variant of the Surface. We've already discussed how this has nothing to do with the hardware, but really with Windows RT, though there are a few here and there that find the experience to be just fine. If you're in the market for a tablet that runs something that looks and feels like Windows, and your demand isn't for some top-notch professional apps, Microsoft might have just cut you a deal. Microsoft has just slashed $100 off its Surface 2 models, which would leave the basic Wi-Fi 32GB variant at just $350, then for the 64GB ...

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    The Moto X+1 should be among us in the next couple of weeks. There is a lot of pressure for this phone to live up to the market acceptance that the Moto X never reached with its unique features. Even if Motorola would decide to only fix a couple of quirks, the Moto X is still ahead of its time, and reports claim that the Moto X+1 will push the bar even further. One of the biggest complaints we had with the Moto X was its camera, and trusted sources claim that Motorola has found a way to fit optical zoom into the camera of the Moto X+1. We're not exactly sure how the company will pull this ...

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    IFA 2014 is just a couple of weeks away, and in addition to Sony's press invitations for its press event, we also got a small teaser yesterday that shows us the Sony smartwatch and Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact that are in the works. The biggest problem with these smaller tablets is that they're also mini on the spec sheet, though we do know that Sony doesn't abide by this standard. If you're wondering if this Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is for you, we've got some details on its probable specifications. Asian sources claim that this tablet will sport an 8-inch Triluminos screen with ...

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    We're just a couple of weeks away from the rumored announcement of the iPhone 6. The device reportedly entered mass production a couple of weeks ago, so the amount of leaks that show us some finalized hardware will only start to grow. We've seen a couple of leaked backs of what the iPhone 6 will look like, but new leaks show us a finalized phone, or so they claim. New leaked photos from an Asian source show us the iPhone 6 being compared with the iPhone 5. By the looks of the iPhone 6 unit, it's clear that the device is still not as refined as what you'll get on a retail box, but the ...

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    With the launch of the iPhone 5s, Apple made a lot of buzz over how its M7 coprocessor would help its A7 processor with additional data. The M7 is intended to relieve the A7 chip from the stress of tracking the motion data that come from the accelerometer, gyroscope and compass, and therefore making it more power efficient. Some still debate its usefulness, but rumors have it that Apple is working on its logical successor for the iPhone 6, and the oddest part is its name. Instead of hearing the name "M8" motion coprocessor, the charts leaked by GeekBar are of a coprocessor named ...

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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 the Moto X+1 and some new renders of what to expect. Then we talk about an exclusive leak regarding the Samsung Gear 3, and what to expect. Nokia follows as we get the first leaked photos of the Lumia 830. HTC then takes the stage with new reports on when we can expect its Nexus tablet for Google. We end today's show talking about Windows 9, Windows Phone 9, and when we can expect them. All this and more after the break. Stories: * Smartphone giveaway: win a Blackphone from Pocketnow, GSM Nation, and Fight for the Future - New Moto X+1 ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new Nook, but on a Galaxy Tab 4 chassis. HTC follows with details on how the One M8 for Windows can last longer than the One M8 for Android. Motorola then takes the stage with a promise of new tablets and smartphones. Samsung is next with a very unique feature that might make it to the Galaxy Note 4. We end today's show talking about the iPhone 6, its storage options, and some leaks of the 5.5-inch model. All this and more after the break. Stories: * Smartphone giveaway: win a Blackphone from Pocketnow, GSM Nation, and Fight for the ...

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    Sony has done a great job in regaining the popularity it had with its Xperia brand. Devices like the Xperia Z2 have been met with much praise, and the same can be said about other smartphones the company has launched lately. One of the most anticipated devices this year is the Sony Xperia Z3, and it seems the company continues to prepare for its launch. The Chinese variants of the Sony Xperia Z3 just landed on TENAA, which is the Chinese equivalent to the FCC in the United States. At the moment, we see that model numbers L55t for China Mobile and L55u for China Unicom have been certified ...

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