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Apple experiencing several mis-steps in a row
The world's largest company and most valuable brand has been taking a bit of a beating in the media lately. Just after the company launched two new iPhones and media reporting of Apple finally being "Tim Cook's Apple," things don't look so peachy. Sure, people will always take swipes at Apple because they h....more
09/26/2014
BlackBerry shares jump over 4%
BlackBerry finally got some great news today. Shares of the company jumped over 4% as a solid second quarter showed losses are narrowing. BlackBerry is now focused on its services more than its hardware even as the release of the BlackBerry Passport has sparked interest in the company again. By all account....more
09/26/2014
Does the iPhone 6's reachability really work?
When Apple decided to make the iPhone bigger they introduced a new feature called Reachability. A double touch of the Home button brings the screen down so you can reach the top with your thumb. It works, but double tapping the Home button can be awkward. Could Apple have made this easier? I think so. ....more
09/26/2014
Don't believe the fanboy media. iPhone 6 is a two handed device
A large portion of the tech media is made up of Apple fanboys. No matter what Apple does, the fanboys love it. I'm an Apple fan too, but I'm not crazy. I've seen review, after review, after review, tout the iPhone 6 as the best iPhone yet. It might be the best iPhone, but it is not a device you can use on....more
09/24/2014
BlackBerry Passport to cost $599 off contract
BlackBerry has some serious catching up to do. The world is drooling over the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. In an effort to bring users over to BlackBerry, the company's CEO says their new Passport phone will sell for $599 off contract. That puts BlackBerry just under the iPhone 6 off contract price. I....more
09/23/2014
Samsung moving up Note 4 launch because of iPhone 6 Plus
Samsung is going to push up the launch of the Note 4, according to a report in the Korean Times. Executives at Samsung are reportedly unhappy about the reaction to Apple's iPhone 6 launch. The response has been off the charts with Apple selling a record $10 million phones during launch weekend. As a result....more
09/23/2014
The iPhone 6 is disappointing
The title says it all. I'm disappointed in the iPhone 6. Why? There are several reasons for my disappointment and I'm not exactly sure how to state it best. It seems like Apple is simply chasing Samsung rather than sticking to their convictions. This seems like a move to take market share from the compet....more
09/22/2014
iPhone 6 causes iTunes Match to download over cellular data
My iPhone 6 should be able to download my iTunes Match data over WiFi. It can, but the default setting seems to override WiFi and I found out the hard way. I got my new iPhone 6 and synced it to my Mac. Everything seemed fine as I chose the playlists to download via iTunes Match. I made sure I was on WiFi....more
09/21/2014
iPhone 6's size will surprise many users
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are almost here. Many users chose to purchase the iPhone 6 Plus thinking it was the flagship phone, and I predict many of those users are going to be very surprised at its size. If you are someone who has only used an iPhone, get ready for a serious adjustment. The case I o....more
09/16/2014
First video review of the actual iPhone 6
Leave it to someone in China to get their hands on the first iPhone 6. This video review was leaked out of China and it appears to be the real deal. The iPhone 6 is fully functional and the reviewer says it is fast. Someone has awkwardly translated the video into English so we can understand it, but it is ....more
09/08/2014
iPhone 6 event confirmed
Apple has sent out invitations for a product launch event on Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. PT. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out this event is for the iPhone 6 launch. The event will be held at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California, and multiple reports suggest Apple is building a large structure fo....more
08/28/2014
BlackBerry wins in court against Typo again
BlackBerry has won another round in court against Typo, the Ryan Seacrest backed company who created a BlackBerry'esque keyboard for the iPhone. BlackBerry sued Typo and won a temporary injunction against the company. Typo went back to the drawing board and create a new keyboard that avoids the patent infri....more
08/23/2014
Apple launches iPhone 5 battery replacement program
Apple has acknowledged a small percentage of iPhone 5's have defective batteries. The company is now offering a free replacement battery program for those iPhones affected. Apple says only a small percentage of phones sold between September 2012 and January 2013 were affected, but the company is willing to....more
08/22/2014
Ringke Slim Better Grip iPhone 5, 5S case
I hate bulky cases. When I got my new iPhone 5 I looked all over for the best slim case on the planet and was simply not satisfied until I found this one from Ringke. These cases are inexpensive, but fit well and allow you to use your phone one handed. When you purchase a case it also comes with a free scr....more
08/20/2014
Redesigned Typo 2 iPhone keyboard up for pre-order
Typo, the company backed by American Idol's Ryan Seacrest, brought a BlackBerry-like keyboard to the iPhone for a short time, but was sued by BlackBerry for patent infringement and forced to take its keyboard off the market. Instead of simply shutting down, they have redesigned Typo to get around some of the....more
07/31/2014
Apple in talks for mobile payment system
Apple is in talks with major credit card companies about a mobile payment system for iOS devices, according to a report from The Information. Apple is currently talking to Visa about a possible partnership that could bypass third-party payment processors. The partnership could cut out the middle man and pro....more
07/23/2014
BlackBerry working on Siri-like feature
BlackBerry is working on a Siri-like feature to keep up with its smartphone rivals. Apple has Siri, Google has Google Now, and Microsoft has Cortana, leaving BlackBerry out in the cold. BlackBerry's virtual assistant will be called BlackBerry Assistant, and will launch with BB OS 10.3 which will launch in t....more
07/17/2014
iPhone and MagSafe Charger
A new Kickstarter campaign has been started by a startup called Hevo Labs. The company is building an external battery for the iPhone that works with a MagSafe charger. The case is currently called "Cabin." The battery case does not wrap around the phone, but hangs on via a MagSafe-like adapter tha....more
07/17/2014
iPhone 6 sapphire screen destruction tests
According to multiple reports, the iPhone 6 will feature a sapphire crystal display. The sapphire is very hard to scratch or break and multiple websites have published videos of people trying to scratch the display with keys and knives. This Chinese video takes on the sapphire with similar gusto, using coin....more
07/10/2014
BlackBerry explains the Passport's square design
Ever since BlackBerry CEO John Chen announced the BlackBerry Passport, the company has been mocked for its unusual design. The square phone looks unlike any smartphone we've seen before, and the tech world has been mostly laughing at the idea. BlackBerry released a statement on its website with an explanati....more
07/10/2014
Mophie taking pre-orders for 64GB Space Pack
Mophie is currently taking pre-orders on their 64GB Space pack for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S. The Space Pack was introduced earlier this year with the 16GB and 32GB versions, but has taken longer to get to market. The 64GB Space Pack will start shipping on July 22. The Space Pack gives users more ....more
07/02/2014
Massive leak shows iPhone 6 glass display
A massive leak of reported iPhone 6 display parts has been published. Leave it to 9to5mac to come up with the goods. The close up pictures show what seems to be a curved display. The side by side pictures of the iPhone 6 next to an iPhone 5 display glass gives us a good idea of the amount of new real esta....more
06/30/2014
Happy Birthday, iPhone!
The iPhone is seven years old today. It was seven years ago today that the world was lining up to get their hands on the revolutionary phone. Smartphones had been around for years, but Apple had raised the bar to a whole new level on June 29, 2007. Tactile keyboards with small displays were the n....more
06/29/2014
Walmart drops iPhone 5C and 5S prices permanently
Walmart has dropped their iPhone pricing in a big way. You can now get great deals on the iPhone 5C and 5S. The 16GB iPhone 5c will be available in stores for $29 with a two-year contract which is down from $49. The 16GB iPhone 5S is $99 on contract, a $50 savings. Walmart has run similar specials before....more
06/28/2014
Amazon launching smartphone tomorrow
Amazon is about to launch its smartphone tomorrow, and it appears it will be available exclusively on AT&T. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Amazon is following in the footsteps of Apple who famously launched the iPhone as an AT&T exclusive 7 years ago. Amazon has a history with AT&....more
06/17/2014
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