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BBM Stickers selling surprisingly well
BlackBerry decided to monetize BBM for iOS and Android by selling stickers to its customers. The BBM app is free, but BlackBerry is up selling customers with fancy stickers. Many questioned the move when it was announced about a week ago, but the results are in, and they're doing surprisingly well. more
Facebook Messenger for Android adds Free WiFi calling
Facebook Messenger for Android has been updated with a big new feature. Now you can make free WiFi calls using Messenger for Android. Free WiFi calls hasn't even made it to Google Hangouts on Android yet, although iOS users have had the feature for awhile. Also new in the updated Messenger is a Gro....more
Microsoft will make Windows free for devices under 9 inches
Microsoft's new CEO seems to be having a big impact since taking over the software giant. One of the bigger pieces of news to come out of Build 2014 was the announcement that Microsoft will make Windows and Windows Phone free for devices under 9 inches. That is huge news for Microsoft. How could they expec....more
Amazon announces Fire TV streaming video box
Amazon is jumping into the streaming video box market with its own Fire TV box. Amazon announced Fire TV today, and it amounts to another competitor to Roku, Apple TV and Chromecast. Fire TV includes voice search which allows you to speak into the remote control and find movies by name. Other than that, th....more
iPhone users should dump Gmail
A little more than a year ago Google dropped Exchange support for iOS devices. Before Google crapped on millions of iPhone users who depended Gmail, iOS Mail and Gmail via Exchange was the best way to get push mail on any device. Apple’s Mail client on the iPhone was fantastic, and paired with Gmail it made....more
Group photo messaging coming to BBM
BlackBerry has announced new features coming to BBM for Android and iOS. The company made the announcement on its blog. BBM for Android and iOS will get group photo messaging, and larger file size support in the next version. The company also said they will continue to improve BBM with new features in the ....more
NYC Subway gets touchscreen maps
Grand Central Station recently debuted touchscreen maps for riders. The MTA On the Go kiosks were installed in 6 months late, but were apparently worth the wait. The large interactive navigation centers provide real-time information to help riders get where they are going. 18 of the touchscreen kiosks have ....more
Take revenge on Flappy Birds with Flatty Birds
Are you a Flappy Bird addict upset at the developer for pulling your favorite game from the Play Store? Now you can get a glimpse of your former addiction with Flatty Birds. There will surely be a number of copy cat games, but Flappy Birds is out now. It borrows heavily from the look of Flappy Birds, but i....more
Send top secret messages with Wickr
Every since Edward Snowden leaked details of the US Government’s surveillance activities, Internet users have been looking for a secure way to communicate. Although services like Apple’s iMessage, and BlackBerry’s BBM claim to be completely secure, it seems as though the NSA may have a way around their encryp....more
BlackBerry not doing so well in Indonesia
BlackBerry was once dominant in Indonesia, but it appears the Canadian smartphone maker has lost ground to Samsung and Apple. The Indonesian market has been soft for BlackBerry as users hungry for apps are going for Android and iOS. According to a report from the International Data Corporation (IDC), BlackB....more
BlackBerry 10 has the fastest mobile browser
BlackBerry 10 is still dominant over iOS and Android browsers in terms of load times. New Relic tested all of the mobile browsers and found that BlackBerry 10 smokes the competition by a wide margin. New Relic took data from over 16 billion mobile browser page views during October of 2013. The da....more
How will Satya Nadella change Microsoft?
Microsoft announced its new CEO pick, insider Satya Nadella the other day. The pick represents a huge change for Microsoft as Nadella is only the third CEO in Microsoft's history. Microsoft also announced Bill Gates would step down as chairman, but take a more active role in the company. How will ....more
iPhone 6 design supposedly finanlized
Rumors about the next iPhone have been circulating for awhile now. As usual, there has been no official comment from Apple, but every analyst has his predictions. We have heard that Apple will launch two new iPhones in 2014. One will supposedly have a 4.7 inch display while the other one will be in the 6 i....more
BlackBerry gets order for 10,000 handsets
BlackBerry has had more than its share of bad news for the past several years. We all know the story about how the company crumbled in the wake of iOS and Android, but not everyone is bailing. One company just put in a big order with BlackBerry and the reason is a bit surprising. Europe's second l....more
BlackBerry doing well with corporate and government clients
It's not all bad new for BlackBerry apparently. According to Reuters, BlackBerry is doing well with corporate and government clients. In fact, the number of large corporations or governments that are either running, or testing BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 has grown by 20 percent. Companies like Morgan ....more
Whatsapp gets iOS 7 interface
Whatsapp has given themselves an iOS 7 refresh. Whatsapp is a little late to the game, but they have refreshed the app to have the iOS 7 bells and whistles. With the update came a few new features like broadcast lists. Users can address large groups of people at one time. Location sharing has been improve....more
Get a $25 iTunes Gift Card for $20
Bed, Bath, and Beyond is offering a $25 iTunes Gift Card for $20 until December 4. That's 20% off the price of an iTunes Gift Card which means you get FREE MONEY! You could buy a few cards and use them throughout the year to buy your music or apps at a 20% discount. The best part about the promotion is th....more
Spotify for iPad gets update
Spotify has updated its iOS app and has added new features for the iPad version. iPad users now have a Browse feature (replacing What's New) so they can browse through playlists based on their mood. User can now follow their friends and artists from the iPad app. Other additions include: more
NSA snooping could benefit BlackBerry
Edward Snowden's revelation about the NSA's extensive spying could benefit BlackBerry. Ever since the NSA spying allegations became mainstream, governments and private citizens have been looking for a secure way to communicate. Ivor Soans writes at FirstPost that governments around the world are looking at ....more
BlackBerry updates BBM for Android and iOS
BlackBerry has released an updated version of BBM for Android and iOS. The update address various bugs and improvements, and also adds iPad and iPod support. The new version adds the feature of allowing users to invite contacts to BBM groups using their email address. The new version also includes ....more
Windows Phone market share up 156%
Windows Phone has been sluggish at best, but things may be turning around. Windows Phone market share is up 156% year over year. IDC has released their quarterly report and Windows Phone is in third place behind Android and iOS, at 3.6% market share. 3.6% market share is still embarrassingly low, but it mar....more
Stephen Elop would dump Bing and Xbox if named Microsoft CEO?
Ex-Nokia CEO and current VP at Microsoft, Stephen Elop, is apparently not very fond of Bing or XBOX. Unnamed sources have spoken to Bloomberg and predict that if Elop is named Microsoft CEO, he would abandon Bing, and sell of XBOX. What? According to Bloomberg, Elop would also change the way Microsoft mark....more
Is HP looking to sell webOS patents?
According to Bloomberg, HP is looking to offload some webOS patents. Who can blame them? HP lost a big opportunity when it dumped webOS into open source, then sold the code to LD. Now HP apparently needs the cash. HP acquired webOS in 2010 when it bought Palm, and at the time intended to do somet....more
Google updates Drive for iOS
Google has released an updated version of Drive for iOS version 2.1. The new app has multiple account support, single sign in, and printing via AirPrint. You can download the update from the App Store.
What's New in Version 2.1.0 - Multiple Account Support. You can now switch betwee....more
Is Apple in Trouble?
Apple just unveiled a new desktop OS, a couple of new iPads, and a new Mac Pro, yet some are already talking about the company's doom. In fact, some are comparing Apple to BlackBerry of a few years ago. Josh Arnold posted a piece on Seeking Alpha saying just that. He thinks Apple is in big trouble. Really....more
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