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Apple releases updates for iOS and OS X
Apple has released a couple of updates for iOS and OS X. The iOS update takes iOS 8 to version 8.1.3. The update has a few fixes in it, but is not the major update to version 8.2 that we have been waiting for. One of the key features of this update is it allows future updates to take up less space. Users ....more
01/27/2015
Samsung to buy BlackBerry for $7.5 billion?
Rumors were flying last week about a possible acquisition of BlackBerry by Samsung. While both companies denied the rumors, sending BlackBerry stock straight down, the rumors persist. Samsung is apparently interested in valuable BlackBerry patents as it competes head to head with Apple. BlackBerry would lo....more
01/26/2015
BlackBerry still popular in Davos
The World Economic Forum has been going on in Davos, Switzerland this week, and it appears it is one of the last places where BlackBerry has significant market share. According to Business Insider, many people in Davos are carrying two phones -- an iPhone and a BlackBerry. What is it about BlackBerry that p....more
01/23/2015
Windows Phone finally gets official Dropbox app
Oh Windows Phone, you're so neglected. It's no secret that one of the main issues with Windows Phone getting off the ground was the lack of support from developers. Although apps like Evernote were available, popular services like Dropbox skipped Windows Phone. Sure third party apps were available, but off....more
01/22/2015
HTC One M8 Google Play Edition going away
Most diehard Android fans want a pure Google experience on their phone. Some vendors create custom Google versions of their phones to the delight of the pure Android experience. HTC created a Google Play Edition of their One M8, but it appears Google is phasing it out. The HTC One M8 Google Play Ed....more
01/21/2015
John Chen calls for Application Neutrality
BlackBerry CEO, John Chen, recently sent a letter to members of congress to address the net neutrality issue. The letter went to the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, the Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, as well as Ranking Committee Members.....more
01/21/2015
Evernote drops support for BlackBerry 7 and PlayBook
Evernote is a very popular note taking app known for being accessible on virtually any platform. They support all major mobile and desktop devices, and have been used by BlackBerry users for years. Evernote is doing some house cleaning and they've decided to drop support for older versions of BlackBerry....more
01/20/2015
Whatsapp for BlackBerry 10 updated
Although BlackBerry would prefer all its user use BBM, there are other messaging apps for BlackBerry. WhatsApp is probably the most popular messaging app in the world, and they have recently updated their app for BlackBerry 10. Users should already see an update for Whatsapp in the BlackBerry App World. more
01/20/2015
Edward Snowden says iPhone has secret spyware
Does the iPhone have secret spyware that can be turned on without a user's knowledge? We have never heard such a claim, but that is apparently the opinion of Edward Snowden, according to a recent report. Edward Snowden’s lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, recently made the claim while speaking with Russian ....more
01/20/2015
Samsung wants to partner with BlackBerry, not acquire
BlackBerry stock went crazy last week when a report surfaced that the company had met with Samsung about a possible acquisition. The stock shot up only to come plummeting back do....more
01/19/2015
GCHQ captured emails of journalists
As if we need more disappointing news about how our privacy is being violated, a new report based on the Edward Snowden documents reveals GCHQ captured emails from journalists. According to The Guardian, GCHQ ran a test of its bulk surveillance system, and journalist's emails from major news outlets in the U....more
01/19/2015
Former TWiT producer Erik Lanigan passes away
According to a report by the Association of Internet Broadcasters, former TWiT producer and host, Erik Lanigan, passed away early last year. His family apparently kept the news very private as it did not leak until nearly a year later. Fans in the TWiT chatroom began discussing the news today, after Tom Mer....more
01/17/2015
BlackBerry caught tweeting from an iPhone
BlackBerry is trying to convince the world that it is better than the iPhone, yet someone the company apparently uses an iPhone. How embarrassing can it get for BlackBerry? The Verge busted the Canadian smartphone maker when it posted a copy of the tweet that has since been removed. The tweet was pr....more
01/14/2015
Lawsuit against Apple for faulty logic boards dismissed
Apple had a win in court this past week. A California judge threw out a lawsuit against Apple for selling faulty logic boards. The lawsuit accused the company of selling logic boards it knew were defective. The suit also claimed the logic boards routinely failed within two years. The judge found the plant....more
01/11/2015
Hyundai to put Android Auto in its cars this year
Many car manufacturers are showing off their technology at CES this week. We all know cars will be driving themselves in a few years, but several advanced navigation technologies are showing up as well. Apple, Android, and BlackBerry are fighting to get your attention from your vehicle, and it looks like H....more
01/09/2015
iWork apps for iOS and OS X get bug fixes
Apple has updated its iWork apps for iOS and OS X today. The update promises bug fixes and stability improvements. All iWork apps including Pages, Keynote, and Numbers on both iOS and OS X were updated. You should receive a notification about the update on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad. Apple did not release sp....more
01/09/2015
Happy Birthday iPhone
The iPhone is 8 years old today. It was January 9, 2007 when Apple famously re-invented the phone by launching the iPhone. Steve Jobs gave the best keynote of his life, and changed the mobile landscape forever. Before January 9, 2007, BlackBerry was the dominant platform in the US, and Windows Mo....more
01/09/2015
BlackBerry aims for Internet of Things
BlackBerry announced its intention to go after the Internet of Things (IoT) with its platform. The Internet of Things is a phrase that reference every day items that are connected via the Internet. Whether it's a car, washer, refrigerator, or thermostat, we are heading towards a day when everything is conne....more
01/08/2015
BBM coming to Android Wear
BlackBerry is on a bit of a roll in their comeback effort. In addition to launching new hardware in the BlackBerry Passport and Classic, BlackBerry also released BBM on rival platforms Android and iOS. The company has done quite well monetizing BBM. They apparently signed up 140 million new users and made ....more
01/08/2015
AT&T gets their own version of the BlackBerry Passport
The BlackBerry Passport is coming to AT&T very soon, but it won't be like the Passport you are familiar with. BlackBerry apparently made a special Passport just for AT&T. According to BlackBerry CEO, John Chen, AT&T requested rounded corners on the Passport and BlackBerry made their wish come true. This is ....more
01/07/2015
Palm making a comeback?
We all thought Palm was dead, but apparently they may be revived again. The Palm trademark is now owned by the same people who make Alcatel smartphones. The Palm.com website is redirected to mynewpalm.com, with a "coming soon" Palm logo. There has been speculation that a new Palm smartphone would be coming....more
01/07/2015
BlackBerry removes Flash support from OS 10.3.1
BlackBerry has removed support for Flash in its latest OS, but the company did not make a bid deal about it. Some BlackBerry Classic users noticed the lack of support and the questions started flying. BlackBerry explained its decision to remove support for flash in a recent knowledge base article. more
01/06/2015
2014 a great year for BBRY
BlackBerry outperformed most of its tech rivals even though the company endured loads of negative stories throughout the year. BBRY is up about 48% over the past year. That's better than Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, and many more. How can that be? BlackBerry apparently has a solid set of bullish investors w....more
12/31/2014
BlackBerry Classic officially launched
In an effort to turn back the clock and woo some of its old fans back to the platform, BlackBerry began shipping the BlackBerry Classic today. Looking like a BlackBerry Bold, the BlackBerry Classic brings back the best mobile keyboard ever designed, to an era of large touchscreen devices. Will the gamble pa....more
12/17/2014
T-Mobile announces roll over data stash
Competition is fantastic isn't it? T-Mobile continues its "uncarrier" moves as it announces a data roller program. In 2015, T-Mobile will start offering to save user's unused data in a data stash for up to a year. The roll over data stash can get as big as you want and T-Mobile will even start your stash w....more
12/16/2014
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