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iOS 9's Notes app won't sync to Yosemite
In an effort to take on apps like Evernote, Apple has revamped its Notes app in iOS 9. Released yesterday, iOS 9 features Apple's new Notes app with many new features that users will surely love. One problem exists however. Users who have upgraded to iOS 9 will not be able to sync Notes to their Mac until t....more
Apple has completely screwed up iTunes Match and it's a disaster
Apple has completely screwed up iTunes Match for me. Since the debut of Apple Music, iTunes Match has not worked. Ive already written about how every iOS update now deletes my offline music, but its much more than that. I cannot stream music without it skipping. Why is that? I have no idea, b....more
How to fix iTunes Match after an iOS update deletes your music
If the iTunes Match music on your iPhone or iPad has been deleted by an iOS update or by Apple Music, you may be able to fix it fairly easily. THE PROBLEM: After the iOS 8.4.1 update off of my offline music and videos were gone. I re-downloaded 12 GB of music again which took almost 3 days (e....more
I'm tired of waiting for Apple to get music right
Ever since Apple launched Apple Music, I've been miserable. I am an iTunes Match customer, and I never turned on Apple Music, yet my library has been messed up. When Apple first launched Apple Music several weeks ago, I ended up with multiple duplicate songs on my iPhone. After the update, I had to re-down....more
Apple Music can't even please a die hard fan
Apple launched its new music service, Apple Music, this month and it looks like not everyone is happy with it. If you look at Apple fan sites (we all know who they are), they are raving about Apple Music. One Apple Blogger however, isn't so pleased with Apple's new service. In fact, he wants it off his dev....more
Microsoft sees 10% increase in Lumia sales over same quarter last year
Microsoft has been taking it on the chin in the mobile department for awhile now. Although the Surface tablet has been received fairly well, Windows Phone sales have been low. The company released some good news today in a report that claims a 10% increase in Lumia sales over the same quarter last year. Tha....more
BlackBerry buys Android related domain names
BlackBerry is definitely getting its Android bona fides on. The company has registered two Android related domain names,, and The domains currently forward to, and the page informs us on what BlackBerry is doing with Android. The page on BlackBe....more
The Ubuntu phone is disappointing
The Ubuntu phone might be a reality, but it is seriously disappointing. Tech Republic took the BQ Aquaris E5 Ubuntu phone for a spin and they struggled to find something good to say. The Ubuntu phone was supposed to allow docking of the device for use on an external monitor, yet be a great smartphone too. ....more
Apple to compete with Google Now
Apple is apparently working on a competitor to Google Now. According to Mark Gurman of 9to5mac, Apple is working on a project codenamed "Proactive" which will provide relevant information to users based on Siri, Contacts, Calendar, Passbook, and other third-party apps. Apple's "hook" in this area will appar....more
BlackBerry would work with Apple on security if asked
BlackBerry CEO John Chen explained how rival companies can compete and not be enemies. In an interview with CNN, Chen says if asked BlackBerry would work with Apple on security. When the interviewer asks if Apple has talked to BlackBerry, Chen refused to confirm any talks. He did say BlackBerry talks to la....more
Microsoft makes it easy to port Android apps to Windows Phone
Microsoft is in full court press mode trying to attract developers to its platform. The company released a new video showing how easy it is to port Android apps over to Windows with minimal rewriting of code. The effort is called "Project Astoria" and Microsoft is going all out to show how easy it is to suppo....more
Cyanogen releases online video series to show off their OS
Cyanogen wants to conquer Android and the company has created a video series to help them spread the word. The new series will showcase features of the OS and related apps and will help make Cyanogen more accessible to mainstream consumers. The company announced their series on their website and Google Plus....more
Chrome for iOS gets widgets and app extensions
Google has updated Chrome for iOS and added a couple of important features. Chrome for iOS now supports widgets and app extensions. Widget support allows you to add a widget to your Notifications Center and launch a new Chrome tab or voice search from there. App extension support means users of password ma....more
Skype for Android gets major update
Microsoft has updated Skype for Android, iOS, and Qik, but the Android update is the most significant. The latest update takes Skype to version 5.3. Microsoft upgraded the chatting environment, and Skype now supports emojis. Skype also introduces speech-to-text via Android Auto with this update. Ot....more
Lumia 930 wins blind camera comparison ahead of Note 4 and iPhone 6 Plus
The folks at Phone Arena did a camera shoot out of six smartphones. They compared the Nokia Lumia 930, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, iPhone 6 Plus, Google Nexus 6, Samsung Galaxy S5, and HTC One M9. They took several shots with each phone in different lighting conditions, and asked people to vote on the best one.....more
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
360 degree videos come to YouTube and Android
Google released a new feature today and it's pretty awesome. Well all know virtual reality headsets are becoming popular. Now Google aims to bring a similar experience to YouTube. You can now make and post 360 degree videos on YouTube. If you watch in a browser you will have a control on the top l....more
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
Boxer to power Cyanogen's email
Boxer has announced it has entered a partnership with Cyanogen to power the OS's default email app. Boxer will power the email client in the next Cyanogen 12 update, and will be the default client shipped with Cyanogen in the future.
Were truly excited to be partnering with a company t....more
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
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
Google wireless service to require Nexus 6
This pas week at the Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona, Google executive Sundar Pichai confirmed that the company was exploring jumping into the cell phone carrier arena. Google appears to be working on a wireless service that would create new technology that leverages WiFi and different carriers....more
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
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
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
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