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Users complain about iPhone 6 screen scratches
Apple just can't catch a break with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Right out of the gate users were complaining about iPhones that bend. Those complaints have largely died down, but now a growing number of users have a new complaint. Surface scratches appear to be affecting iPhone 6 displays in a way previous mo....more
11/25/2014
President Obama still uses a BlackBerry
When Barrack Obama entered the White House, it was widely known he used a BlackBerry. That was back in 2008 however, and since then the mobile phone landscape has changed. We have seen pictures of the President with an iPhone and an iPad. My assumption was he switched platforms, but apparently not. ....more
11/21/2014
Former BlackBerry CEO now running Powermat
After a year out of the spotlight, former BlackBerry CEO, Thorsten Heins, has a new gig. Mr. Heins is now the Chairman and CEO of Powermat Technologies. Powermat Technologies announced today that its board of directors has named Thorsten Heins as Chief Executive Officer of the company and Chairman of the boa....more
11/18/2014
iTunes Match on iOS 8 is buggy
Are you an iTunes Match subscriber? I am. I pay Apple $25 per year and I have access to my music on any of my Apple devices. The only problem is, iTunes Match is seriously buggy on my iPhone 6. First of all, if you go to Settings - iTunes & App Store in iOS, and check "Use Cellular Data," your i....more
11/17/2014
Apple releases iOS 8.1.1 update
Apple has released iOS 8.1.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The latest release of iOS is targeted at older iPad 2 and iPhone 4s's. Older devices took a performance hit after upgrading to iOS 8, and Apple is trying to keep people happy. The update should bring performance boosts to those older devices. <....more
11/17/2014
BlackBerry taking pre-orders for Classic
BlackBerry Bold and Curve fans have a reason to celebrate. BlackBerry is currently taking pre-orders on the BlackBerry Classic. The BlackBerry Classic is a throw back phone design that resembles the BlackBerry Bold. Do you miss the physical keyboard? BlackBerry wants to satisfy your longing for the days w....more
11/15/2014
iPhone 8 concept is gorgeous
iPhone designs ideas pop up from time to time and we have seen a string of people who give Apple gorgeous suggestions of what the next iPhone should look like. Usually the concept is of the next iPhone to debut, but in this case a designer is looking ahead to the iPhone 8. A graphic designer known....more
11/13/2014
Samsung and BlackBerry partner on Android security
Android security has been suspect, and BlackBerry is known for its best in class mobile security. What better opportunity for partnership could there be? BlackBerry announced a partnership with Samsung that will bring BlackBerry level security to Android phones. The new program will launch next y....more
11/13/2014
Apple takes 86% of smartphone profits
What? Haven't we heard that Apple is losing market share to Android? We sure have, but why would they care? They apparently hold an estimated 86% of the profits from smartphone sales. Compare that to Samsung who takes an estimated 18%. Canaccord Genuity analyst, Michael Walkley, issued a note to investor....more
11/04/2014
Forbes - BlackBerry stuck in the past
It appears some people are not very excited about BlackBerry going back to its roots with the BlackBerry Classic. In a response to John Chen's blog post yesterday touting the BlackBerry Classic, Forbes has run a piece by Ewan Spence slamming BlackBerry and even calling them disingenuous. more
10/30/2014
BlackBerry going back to basics with the Classic
BlackBerry CEO John Chen announced the BlackBerry Classic in a blog post today. After announcing a totally new design in the BlackBerry Passport a few weeks ago, it looks like the company is going back go basics. Mr. Chen teased us all with his announcement of the BlackBerry Classic today. more
10/29/2014
Kim Kardashian buys BlackBerrys on eBay
Kim Kardashian turned up at a tech conference this week. What? Yep, she sure did. Kardashian was interviewed at the Code Mobile conference on Monday, and it turns out she is an avid BlackBerry user. Kim says she likes the BlackBerry Bold so much she shops for them on eBay. She has three of them ....more
10/28/2014
I miss my iPhone 5
As I do every launch day, I bought the latest iPhone. This time I chose the iPhone 6 over the 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 is more powerful than the 5 or 5s, has a longer battery life, better display, and is better in almost every respect, except size. Some people like large phones, but I don't. Why? I'm not rea....more
10/27/2014
BlackBerry Passport Review
The BlackBerry Passport has been out for weeks now and although they have received some press, Apple's iPhone clearly grabbed more of the spotlight. Still, BlackBerry is not holding back and is aiming directly at business users with its Passport. We have read several stories of people actually switching to ....more
10/24/2014
Apple reports record $42.1 billion in revenue
Apple released fiscal Q4 2014 numbers today and they killed it! So much for all those Apple doubters. The Q4 financial report included 39.3 million iPhones, 12.3 million iPads, 5.5 million Macs, 2.6 million iPods, and $13.3 cash flow on $42.1 billion in revenue. That is simply insane! Tim Cook was ....more
10/20/2014
Every Yahoo Mail user should check this setting immediately
Do you use Yahoo Mail? I do. I've been a Yahoo Mail Plus customer for over a decade. I moved my main accounts to other services, but I still use Yahoo Mail for some things. A few days ago, I noticed mail I received from Yahoo Mail users had incredibly small fonts. It was insanely small to read on my Mac,....more
10/11/2014
BlackBerry no longer chasing the iPhone
BlackBerry was once the dominant player in the smartphone world, but they started coming apart at the seams in 2007 when Apple released the iPhone. Since then, every company has been chasing Apple, including BlackBerry. According to CEO John Chen, those days are over. BlackBerry's fall has been w....more
10/03/2014
Is your iPhone 6 getting hot?
Does your iPhone 6 heat up randomly? Mine does. It took me awhile to figure out why, but all of a sudden my phone would get hot and I wasn't even using it. It turns out, most of the heat happens when I'm downloading something. Whether it is music, videos, podcasts, or anything else I download, the iPhone ....more
10/03/2014
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
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