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Rumored iPhone 6c rear shell leaks
Rumors are flying that Apple will release another 4-inch device this year. Most people think the 4-inch design will be in keeping with the current iPhone 5c and Apple will launch an iPhone 6c with a plastic shell. Now we are starting to see some leaked photos supposedly of the 6c. If you look at th....more
03/30/2015
Apple TV gets CNN Go and more
Apple is continuing to add channels to the Apple TV. They recently added channels for TED, Tastemade, and Young Hollywood, and today they have added CNN Go. You still need to have an account to authenticate to before you can watch CNN, so customers of Cox, Dish, DirecTV, AT&T U-verse, and Verizon FiOS are i....more
03/26/2015
Two user experience issues Apple should fix now
I love AirPlay. If you have an iOS device and an Apple TV you probably use AirPlay. You can mirror your device on your television, or you can stream content from your device to your TV. When AirPlay first launched it seemed like a dream. All of a sudden I could get the content from my iPhone on my TV. Ap....more
03/24/2015
Apple refunding MacBook Pro owners
Apple has FINALLY admitted a problem with some 2011 MacBook Pro's video cards. After many years of user complaints, Apple decided to refund owners of 2011 MacBook Pros who paid for service relating to video issues. The company sent out emails today informing customers of a pending refund. I received my ema....more
03/18/2015
BlackBerry does not have a fix for FREAK yet
The world was informed of a flaw in nearly every computing platform a couple of weeks ago. The FREAK flaw is an OpenSSL vulnerability that allows man in the middle attacks on devices that could be tricked to use lower forms of encryption. Nearly every copy of Windows, Mac OS, BlackBerry, Android, iOS, etc.,....more
03/13/2015
Tim Cook says ResearchKit is a game changer
Apple CEO Tim Cook made a surprise call to Jim Cramer on the 10th Anniversary of his show ,"Mad Money." Cramer is obviously a fan and was effusive about Cook and the job he is doing at Apple. During the call, Cook spoke of several topics like Steve Jobs, world currency, etc., but he had some interes....more
03/13/2015
Two-factor authentication app for BlackBerry 10 released
There are several two-factor authentication apps for BlackBerry, but Cyphercor Inc. is throwing their hat in the ring for BB10. The company announced their native two-factor authentication app for BlackBerry 10. According to the page in the BlackBerry World, the LoginTC app allows users to securely log on t....more
03/12/2015
iTunes, App Store, iBooks Store, and iCloud experience outage
Apple services are in the midst of a service outage today. The outage started at 5:30 EDT and affected iTunes, App Store, iBooks Store, and even iCloud accounts. What was initially thought to be a temporary outage turned into an extended outage, and it seems a DNS error is to blame. Apple issued an apolog....more
03/11/2015
Google finally releases calendar app for iPhone
Google has finally released a Google Calendar app for the iPhone. Google released a calendar app for Android last year, but iPhone users were left waiting. iPhone users can subscribe to Google Calendars using the native iOS calendar app, but it lacks several features specific to Google. Google Cale....more
03/10/2015
BlackBerry downgraded, stock falls
BlackBerry was downgraded by Goldman Sachs yesterday and investors are running. Goldman Sachs analysts Simona Jankowski and Doug Clark downgraded BlackBerry from Hold to Sell based in large part on what the analysts see as a "challenging phase." The analysts said the bounce in BlackBerry stock over ....more
03/10/2015
iOS 8.2 installs Apple Watch app that cannot be removed
Apple pushed the iOS 8.2 update yesterday after the company's Spring Forward event. The update includes stability improvements and bug fixes, but the main focus of the update is obviously Apple Watch. The update installs a separate Apple Watch app that helps you pair your watch to your iPhone, but some user....more
03/10/2015
Apple reinvents the MacBook
The big Apple Spring Forward Event was held today in San Francisco. The world expected it to be an Apple Watch event, but there were other big announcements at the event. Apple announced a new redesigned MacBook. Built for portability, it is the thinnest and lightest laptop Apple has ever made. At just 2 p....more
03/09/2015
Apple releases iOS 8.2
Apple's Spring Forward event was held today and the company just dropped an update for iOS. The update takes iOS to version 8.2 and supports the new Apple Watch. As you know the Apple Watch relies on the iPhone for connectivity so Apple needed to allow both devices to talk to each other. This update brings....more
03/09/2015
BlackBerry pushes Passport reviews on YouTube
BlackBerry is doing everything it can to promote its hardware these days. With Samsung's announcements at the Mobile World Congress, and Apple's Spring Forward event taking up the headlines, the company is in a fierce battle to stay relevant. BlackBerry is using every online tool available to connect with t....more
03/09/2015
Reserve Strap wants to keep your Apple Watch charged
The Apple Watch isn't out yet, but that doesn't mean third party developers aren't working on accessories and apps. It has been widely speculated that the Apple Watch battery would leave us wanting and at least one project has been started to try and solve this problem. Reserve Strap is an external....more
03/07/2015
iPhone 6 vibrates twice on mail messages - FIXED!
Have you noticed mail notifications feel like text message notifications on the iPhone 6 when in vibrate mode? The iPhone used to vibrate twice (staccato) for incoming text messages and once (quick) for incoming email, but ever since the iPhone 6 was released mail messages seem to vibrate twice. It is frustr....more
03/05/2015
iPad Pro to include USB 3.0?
It has been widely reported that Apple will produce a larger 12.9-inch iPad sometime this year. The current rumor is it will be called the iPad Air or iPad Pro, but whatever the name, it looks to be unlike any previous iPad before it. According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple is actually looking at includ....more
03/05/2015
Gmail for iOS updated with new share extension
Google updated Gmail for iOS today taking the app to version 4. Gmail for iOS added a new share extension as well as allowing actionable notifications. The share extension allows you to to share files via Gmail for iOS with any app that supports share extensions. You can view a photo or file, tap "Share" a....more
03/05/2015
Google Compare for car insurance launched in California
Google is providing auto insurance comparisons in California, with more states to come soon. Google launched Google Compare today which will allow users to compare rates between insurance companies. The more information you have, the better decision you can make. When users search for car insuran....more
03/05/2015
Softcard dropping Windows Phone support on March 31
Windows Phone users will soon be left out of the NFC payments trend. Since the debut of Apple Pay, contactless payments have become very popular. Softcard was one of the only companies supporting Windows Phone for NFC payments as most other providers have given Windows the cold shoulder. When Google recent....more
03/05/2015
Apple Spring Forward event set for March 9
Apple sent out invitations today for a media event entitled, "Spring Forward." The event will take place on March 9 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco at 10am PT. Apple has not mentioned what the event will cover, but most people are assuming the Apple Watch will be involved. W....more
02/26/2015
Toyota won't offer CarPlay or Android Auto for now
After fighting for the last 8 years for smartphone and tablet dominance, Apple and Google are both trying to get into your car. Both companies have platforms for car systems and they are trying to convince the auto companies to choose their respective platforms. In a recent New York Times article, Toyota's ....more
02/23/2015
Google adds native iPad support to Inbox
Google's latest attempt to revolutionize email is their new app called Inbox. Released last year, Inbox promised to change the way we use email by grouping different categories of emails together, and guessing at what is important to you. The app was released on Android and iOS phones. Tablet support was d....more
02/19/2015
Dropbox adds Save to Dropbox extension
Dropbox updated its iOS app today with a much needed feature. One of the frustrations with Dropbox on iOS was the inability to upload files to Dropbox from any app. Apple attempted to solve that problem with their Share Extensions, but not every app took advantage of the extensions. With the latest update ....more
02/17/2015
Apple enables 2-factor authentication for iMessage and FaceTime
Apple released 2-step authentication on many of its properties in 2013 but there were still holes in the armor. Today, Apple has rolled out 2-step authentication for its communications services, iMessage and FaceTime. 2-step authentication allows you to have a second layer of security when logging into your....more
02/12/2015
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