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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
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
Passport launching September 24
BlackBerry is showing its cards today. The company announced a media event for September 24 where they will announce their latest and greatest smartphone. BlackBerry says they will unveil its product roadmap for 2015. First up is the BlackBerry Passport. In a statement, the company said: ....more
09/02/2014
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
BlackBerry Passport full specs leaked
The BlackBerry Passport's launch is about a month away and some specs have begun to leak. We all know the Passport will have a square design, but what about the particulars. N4BB has released the full BlackBerry Passport specs and they look good. The BlackBerry Passport will include a 4.5 inch scre....more
08/22/2014
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
HTC launches One M8 for Windows
HTC launched a Windows Phone version of its flagship HTC One M8 smartphone. The Windows Version of the phone is exactly like its Android brother, but it runs Windows Phone. This is fantastic news for Microsoft and HTC. The HTC One M8 for Windows runs Windows Phone 8.1 with the developer preview o....more
08/20/2014
BlackBerry Passport shown off on video
U.K. retailer Carphone Warehouse produced a video walk through of the BlackBerry Passport. The video showed off many of the new features of the Passport, including the new touch sensitive keyboard. After a short time however, the video was removed. Sites like CrackBerry and BGR featured the video, and it m....more
08/14/2014
BBM now available for Windows Phone
In a not so surprising move, BlackBerry has a version of its BBM software for Windows Phone. The company hopes the move makes BBM appealing to enterprise customers. In an effort to turn the company around, BlackBerry decided to monetize BBM as a separate service for other platforms. Previously BBM was a fa....more
08/02/2014
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
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