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New BlackBerry Leap video released
The BlackBerry Leap has been announced, but we have not seen much of it. Now comes a new hands-on video from BlackBerry to walk you through the Leap. The BlackBerry Leap is a touchscreen device with a generous 5 inch display. The build quality looks great, even though the Leap is targeted at an entry level....more
03/28/2015
Microsoft expands list of handsets getting Windows 10 Technical Preview
Microsoft announced last month a list of phones that would get Windows 10 Technical Preview. By all accounts, the Windows community was disappointed at the limited number of handsets included. In a post on the Windows Blog, Gabe Aul release an updated list that includes many more handsets. No releas....more
03/28/2015
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
03/28/2015
BlackBerry beats the street with surprise earnings
BlackBerry released its earnings today and it was a big surprise. So many people were expecting losses from BlackBerry, but they actually made gains. BlackBerry earned an adjusted 4 cents a share, up from a loss of 8 cents in the fourth quarter of 2014. The company had $660 million in revenue and shipped 1.....more
03/27/2015
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
03/24/2015
Lollipop update for AT&T Galaxy Note 3 customers now available
AT&T customers using a Galaxy Note 3 can finally grab the Android 5.0 Lollipop update today. Users have probably already been prompted to upgrade by their phone. The upgrade is is over 1 GB in size, so you will need to be on WiFi to update. To update your device manually you can go to Settings > Ge....more
03/24/2015
IE in Windows Phone 8.1 has a security flaw, sort of
Internet Explorer on Windows Phone 8.1 has a bit of a security flaw. The flaw has to do with the way IE treats passwords. Normally, when you enter a password the OS replaces your entry with asterisks. For example, entering a password of "abc123" will result in "******." Several users on more
03/24/2015
Microsoft apps to be pre-installed on Samsung devices
Microsoft has announced a deal with Samsung that will bring Microsoft services to Samsung's Android devices. The deal is an important move for Microsoft as they try to be have influence on every platform. This is a strikingly different strategy than the Microsoft of old who relied on a near monopoly to keep....more
03/23/2015
Lumia 640 listed on T-Mobile's website
Microsoft announced the Lumia 640 at the recent Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona. T-Mobile immediately announced plans to carry the device, but no launch date or pricing was given. The Lumia 640 is now listed as "coming soon" on T-Mobile's website which means we are inching closer to a release.....more
03/23/2015
BlackBerry wants you to pre-register for Leap updates
BlackBerry is still release new phones and the company has already announced their next device, the all touchscreen BlackBerry Leap. BlackBerry wants to give you updates about the Leap to keep you informed, so they are asking you to pre-register on their website. Give them your email address and they will ....more
03/23/2015
BlackBerry Porsche design P9883 Graphite launches in Hong Kong
BlackBerry recently announced another Porsche Designed phone. The new variant of the P9983 is Graphite with stainless steel bezel and leather battery door. The new phone launched in Hong Kong on Friday. “The iconic styling of the new P’9983 Graphite from BlackBerry is technically inspired with long....more
03/23/2015
HTC CEO replaced, stays with company
The CEO of HTC was replaced today, but he's not leaving the company. HTC has released some of the best phones in the industry over the last two years, but the company continues to struggle. After a decade at the helm, CEO Peter Chou stepped down today and will be replaced its existing chairwoman and co-foun....more
03/20/2015
Lumia 640 coming to MetroPCS in May
The recently announced Lumia 640 is coming to MetroPCS. Microsoft announced the Lumia 640 and 640XL at the Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona a couple of weeks ago. It hasn't been available yet, but a source tipped off Windows Central that its coming to MetroPCS in May. MetroPCS will rep....more
03/20/2015
Maestro email for Windows Phone launched, free for 24 hours
Maestro, the alternative email client for Windows Phone has officially launched. Maestro is a design based email client that has some interesting features. For example, you can add themes on a per account basis in the app. Maestro is also gesture based helping you triage your email efficiently. Maestro sup....more
03/19/2015
Hillary's BlackBerry less secure than government issued BlackBerry
Hillary Clinton's email has been in the news lately and because BlackBerry was her device of choice, BlackBerry is in the news. Many have raised questions about the security of using personal email for government business. It sure seems like a personal account would be more susceptible to hacking. Accordi....more
03/19/2015
Target selling Microsoft Band online
Target is now offering the Microsoft Band for sale on its website for $199.99 plus free standard shipping. You can visit target.com to order yours today. Interestingly, they are not carrying the Microsoft Band in their stores, and you cannot do an in-store pickup. Target is however, selling the ch....more
03/19/2015
Microsoft working on ROM to convert Android phones to Windows Phone
Microsoft is working on an interesting initiative to turn Android phones into Windows Phone. According to TechCrunch, Microsoft is working with power users of Xiaomi’s flagship Mi 4 Android smartphone in developing a system to override And....more
03/18/2015
British Prime Minister David Cameron touts BlackBerry
BuzzFeed recently interviewed British Prime Minister David Cameron who touted his use of BlackBerry. Mr. Cameron says he has his BlackBerry with him at all times, and can manage work anywhere in the world. He said he does have an iPhone for "family and friends," but for work he relies on the BlackBerry. ....more
03/18/2015
Lenovo launching Windows Phone this year
Microsoft announced a partnership with Lenovo at the WinHEC conference in Shenzhen, China today. At the same time Lenovo announced it will make a smartphone running Windows and distribute it through China Mobile. That sounds like very exciting news for Microsoft as they could use all the customers they can ....more
03/18/2015
Windows 10 to launch this summer
Microsoft seems to be rushing Windows 10 to market. Microsoft’s Terry Myerson has announced Windows 10 will launch this Summer. It will launch simultaneously in 190 countries and in 111 languages. The announcement was made at the Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) summit in China. N....more
03/18/2015
Windows Hello aims to get rid of passwords
Microsoft is touting a new feature in Windows 10 called Windows Hello. The new feature will allow you to unlock your computer with a fingerprint, iris, or your face. Once the computer is unlocked you will use Microsoft Passport to login to all of your websites. Microsoft's vision is to get rid of the passw....more
03/17/2015
Lumia 730 finally gets Lumia Denim firmware update in India
Microsoft has been rolling out the Lumia Denim firmware update in India, but the Lumia 730 was left out, until now. According to Windows Central, the Lumia 730 in India has been seeing the OTA update.
The 4.7-inch smartphone is just the latest Lumia device to receive the Denim update. ....more
03/17/2015
FaceTime calls on Android Wear via iPhone possible
Android Wear does not support iOS at the moment, yet one developer was able to get phone calls between the two devices working. Devekioer Mohammad Abu-Garbeyyeh posted a video showing an Android Wear smartwatch receiving a FaceTime from an iPhone. He even picked up the call just to show that it actually works....more
03/17/2015
Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone updated
Facebook has issued a minor update to their Messenger app for Windows Phone. The latest release takes Facebook Messenger to version 9.1.0.0. The update does not add new features but most certainly contains the standard bug fixes and increased stability. You can pick up your copy in the more
03/16/2015
Windows 10 for Phones screenshots show big design changes
We have seen some leaks of the next version of Windows 10 for phones recently and things are looking good. Today a large batch of screenshots from Windows 10 for Phones build 12521 were leaked at WindowsMania.pl. User djtonka posted several pictures that he says are from build 12521 and they are worth a loo....more
03/16/2015
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