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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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's recent acquisition of Songza in order to improve its Google Play Music service. Amazon follows as its Fire Phone seems to have crashed and burned. Microsoft follows as we get some credible rumors that Office for Android tablets should be ready soon. LG then takes the spotlight with some G3 trademarks for future products. We end today's show talking abut the HTC Volantis, and how this future Google Nexus 9 will arrive in specs. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google announces Songza acquisition to enhance Play Music - ...

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    One benefit that many people have found in owning Apple iOS products is the combination of its AppleCare+ extended warranty, and Apple's Genius Bar service. For $99 you receive two years of warranty protection for any iPad or iPhone, and in case of any accidental damage to the device on your part, you could replace your iPad for $49, or iPhone for $79, with a total of two incidents being covered. Sadly if you didn't purchase the warranty when you bought the product, the most you were allowed to wait was 30 days, though Apple has just decided to change that. As of yesterday Apple is now ...

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    With Microsoft's recent acquisition of Nokia's mobile division, we wonder what new innovations we might see in Lumia smartphones going forward. Nokia Lumia devices have been well praised for the image quality their cameras can produce, and with devices like the Lumia 1020, we know both companies are just scratching the surface. Still, to cross from smartphone camera quality to other categories, there are other experts in the matter, like Canon for example, and yes there are patents in between. Microsoft has just announced that it has signed a patent deal with Canon. The specifics of this ...

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    Lenovo is currently the fifth largest smartphone maker in the world behind Samsung, Apple, Huawei and LG. If you currently haven't seen many or any of its devices your area, that's because Lenovo's biggest market lies in China. If you remember our walkthrough of Lenovo's booth back at MWC 2014, you'll remember they offer a ton of very compelling smartphones, and according to some rumors, the company is just getting started. According to DigiTimes, Lenovo is planning to continue its expansion by launching a staggering 60 smartphones this year in total. Some of these devices are already in ...

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    One of the coolest features we find in Google Now is the ability to activate a voice search by simply using the hot word "Ok Google". Those of you lucky enough to be using the Google Now launcher have an even better experience, since this works from any area in the Home Screen, and those of you using a Moto X make us all envious. Up to just a couple of hours ago, this feature was only exclusive to those using your device in English US and UK modes, though we did know that Google was working on expanding this feature to other languages. Google is currently rolling out a software update to ...

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    Apple has garnered some fame for its "Reuse and Recycle" policy for iPhones and iPads. You can trade devices as old as the iPhone 3G from 2008, to the iPhone 5 of 2012 and get some credit for your iPhone upgrade. With prices ranging from $99 for an iPhone 4, to $199 for an iPhone 4s, upgrading to another device could be free on contract in some cases, and that deal was much sweeter with devices like the iPhone 5, though we used the word "was" intentionally. Apple has just cut the trade-in value of the iPhone 5 from $270 to just $225, which is a whopping $45 less. This change is currently ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's launch of the Galaxy S5 mini. Then we talk about Android Wear, and the fact that there are already some third-party apps available for it. Samsung follows as we find some rumors of a Tizen-based Galaxy S5 in the works. Apple follows as we learn about the company's efforts to make Siri better. We end today's show talking about the iPhone 6, and the first glass screen leaks. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Samsung announces Galaxy S5 mini - Standalone Android Wear apps begin hitting Google Play - Samsung testing ...

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    Some of us praise the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, and some of us are still mixed about replacing our computers and tablets for just one device. Still, for the vast majority of the world, this is a very good hybrid product to consider if you're in need of a balance between work and play. Sadly there is no such thing as a perfect product, and current Surface Pro 3 owners are already voicing an issue with Microsoft directly. Microsoft support forums are currently packed with users complaining over an issue where their Wi-Fi connection disappears, or in other cases becomes really slow. This issue ...

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    ZTE hasn't gained much fame in the United States yet, and that could be due to its strategy. At the moment the company has tailored its offerings to the mid-tier market, and has completely ignored the craving most of us have for flagship products, though that could change very soon. The company is apparently working on something big, and aside from big it's also good looking. Leaked photos show us a new ZTE Nubia Z7 in the works, and this is more than just a thin and good-looking device. Rumors point to this phone offering some flagship specifications, sporting a probable 5.5-inch full-HD ...

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    Samsung's launch of the Galaxy Tab S series a couple of weeks ago was met with much praise. Surely Samsung's line of tablets has never gained the acceptance or popularity of Apple's iPad offering, but the company keeps trying, and the more-refined Galaxy Tab S series proves to be a good balance between a simplistic tablet, with some hot Galaxy S5 features. Samsung has just announced the Galaxy Tab S availability in India during an event in New Delhi. The 3G enabled variants of the tablet lineup will be available on June 12th, and you can expect the LTE variants to reach stores later this ...

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    Apple's launch of the iPhone 4s was met with much praise because of one particular feature, Siri. Ever since then, competing companies have evolved what we previously knew as simple "voice command" into something that can actually assist you with certain tasks. There is still much work to be done in order to improve these services, which still remain in beta for the most part, and it seems that Apple has a master plan that could be executed soon. A recent article by Wired magazine points to all of the recent efforts that Apple has been commanding in order to improve Siri's reliability. ...

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    Rumors continue to point to Apple launching its next-generation iPhone 6 during September. For the company to be able to meet demand, manufacturing has to begin months ahead of the launch, which was also a big rumor that happened a couple of weeks ago. At this stage you can expect some finalized iPhone parts to emerge, and today we've come across the most important one. Leaked photos show us a full comparison between the black and the white screen glass of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. These comparison photos also show us what the display looks like when compared to the display of the current ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Blackphone and its current status to reach the market. Apple is next as we land some interesting rumors regarding its design. Microsoft follows as there are reports of a smartwatch with a peculiar design in the works. Google follows as the company confirms the Android skin availability for Android Wear. We end today's show talking about the Moto 360 and the rumored customizability. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Blackphone orders headed out now to privacy-minded shoppers - iPhone 6 with glass borders, curved display, glowing ...

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    Samsung isn't only famous for its current Galaxy flagships, but also for naming almost any smartphone that it builds, a Galaxy phone. This does lead to a lot of confusion, as it's hard to differentiate the powerful Galaxy phones, from the ones that aren't at the time of calculating Galaxy sales. Still, we do know that Samsung's biggest market is the entry-level market, and the company continues to push in that direction. Samsung has just announced the Galaxy Galaxy Core II, Galaxy Ace 4, Galaxy Young 2 and the Galaxy Star 2. All four are running Samsung's TouchWiz Essence skin on-top of ...

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    Ever since the launch of the first-generation iPhone, Apple's obsession over making a phone that's thinner and lighter than its competition has always been clear. Ergonomics are a big deal for the Cupertino kids, and every subsequent launch of the iPhone has seen additional loss in weight and millimeters. Rumors have the iPhone 6 going through the same process, but manufacturing issues have already begun to surface. Reports have it that for the iPhone 6 to be just 6 mm thin, Apple has recurred to using just one Brightness Enhancement Film (BEC) in its backlight. The iPhone has historically ...

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