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SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD $60 on Amazon
If you're in the market for an inexpensive SSD to speed up an old computer, check out this deal. Amazon is offering a 240 GB SSD for only $60. The SSD Plus from SanDisk -- the pioneer in solid state storage technologies -- delivers superior speed and performance to aging PCs and laptops at a fractio....more
iPhone 6s and 6s Plus preorders sell out in 30 minutes in South Korea
Samsung has been dominating their home country of South Korea when it comes to smartphones, but that maybe coming to an end. It appears Apple is selling iPhones at a blistering pace in South Korea. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will launch on Friday, but preorders were open today. Apple sold out of their inven....more
iOS 9.0.2 is better, but still buggy
Apple released iOS 9 about a week ago, but it was buggy. Unlike with the release of iOS 8, the company did a pretty good job of releasing very timely updates. iOS 9.0.1 was released in just a few days, and 9.0.2 was quick to follow. Apple has been knocking out the bugs and performance issues, but bugs stil....more
BlackBerry releases BBM for the Apple Watch
BlackBerry has launched a version of BBM for the Apple Watch. The release is pretty impressive considering Facebook has not yet released a version of Messenger or WhatsApp for the Apple Watch. BlackBerry is focusing on its software products as it gradually moves out of the hardware market. In an effort to ....more
Apple sets another record with 13 million iPhones sold
Apple sold a record 13 million iPhone 6s and 6s Pluses over the opening weekend. The insane number of sales occurred in just 3 days. The company released a statement where CEO Tim Cook bragged about the historic numbers.
Sales for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have been phenomenal, blowi....more
BlackBerry buying Good Technology for $425 million
It appears BlackBerry still has some cash because the company announced today it will buy rival it mobile software provider Good Technology Corp for $425 million. The acquisition will take out the competition and help BB target mobile enterprise users. BlackBerry expects to realize about $160 millio....more
Samsung pushing ads to some users
Samsung appears to be pushing advertisements in the notification shade for some Galaxy users. According to Android Police, the new ads started appearing recently, although it is not known how widespread the problem is. The ad in question is for the latest Samsung Galaxy Edge. The real question here....more
BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition now available on Amazon
BlackBerry announced the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition a couple days ago, and it's already being offered on While UK retailers are offering pre-orders, Amazon is taking full orders. You can pick one up for $549 on and have it shipped tomorrow! The BlackBerry Passport Sil....more
BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition available for pre-order
BlackBerry announced the latest BlackBerry in their Passport line up yesterday. The BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition will be coming soon. The new Passport has a slightly different body, but the same specs as the current BlackBerry Passport. UK retailer, Clove, already has the 32 GB Silver Editio....more
Windows 10 installed 14 million times in the first 24 hours
According to Microsoft, the company did quite well in the first 24 hours after the Windows 10 launch. The company says 14 million people downloaded and installed Windows 10 the first day. Unfortunately, the Windows 10 upgrade is free for most customers so it remains to be seen what kind of financial success....more
Over one million people sign up for OnePlus 2 invite list
A lot of people sure want the OnePlus 2. Over one million people have signed up on the pre-invite waiting list for the new OnePlus 2 phone, even though recent leaks have suggested some key features are missing from the OnePlus 2. The OnePlus 2 will apparently not offer NFC or fast charging. It wo....more
Pakistan bans BlackBerry for privacy reasons
The government of Pakistan has issued an order banning BlackBerry Enterprise Server in the country. All operators have been instructed to shut the service down by November 30, 2015. Pakistan is the latest government in recent years to take issue with BlackBerry's encryption. It appears the government wants ....more
Major Android security flaw discovered
A major flaw in Android has been discovered by researcher Joshua Drake. The flaw affects nearly all Android users and is quite serious. An attacker can take over the OS using a simple MMS. All the attacker needs to know is the target's phone number. The hack was developed by Joshua Drake, vice pres....more
BlackBerry wins Department of Defense approval for devices
BlackBerry shared some good news today. The company has won approval by the U.S. Department of Defense for the "use of derived Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) credentials on BlackBerry® OS and BlackBerry® 10 smartphones." The company says the approval validates BlackBerry's security capabilities. more
Apple Pay goes live in the UK
Apple Pay is live in the UK, finally. Apple fans in the US have been enjoying Apple Pay for awhile now, but the UK fans have had to be more patient. Apple has already announced partnerships with retailers like Lidl, M&S, the Post Office, McDonald's, Boots, Costa, Waitrose, Pret, Subway, KFC, Nando's, New Lo....more
Apple is making iPhones with Force Touch
If Bloomberg is to be believed, Apple suppliers are already making iPhones with Force Touch. Force Touch allows the phone to know how hard you are pressing on the screen. Originally debut in the new MacBook for 2015, Force Touch will allow all sorts of new gestures for the iPhone. The next iPhone i....more
BlackBerry offers $1 private chat subscription for BBM
BlackBerry is offering a new way to keep your BBM messages private. The company is offering a $1 Privacy and Control Subscription that allows your messages to strip personal information and disappear a la CyberDust. The new private chat feature is available on iOS and Android versions of BlackBerry Messenge....more
Lastpass warns users of suspicious activity on their network
If you use LastPass, it is time to change your master password. Lastpass noticed some unusual activity on its network last Friday. The team was able to block the attack, but some data was compromised. LastPass says account email addresses, password reminders, server per user salts, and authentication hashes....more
Marriott launches Windows Phone app
Marriott International has launched an official Windows Phone app. Users can make reservations at over 4000 hotels and perform mobile check-in and check-outs. The Marriott Windows Phone app is available now in the Windows Phone Store. The Marriott Windows Phone app has the following features: ....more
T-Mobile to sell BlackBerry again
T-Mobile and BlackBerry had a bit of a falling out last year, but it looks like the two companies have repaired their strained relationship. T-Mobile stopped selling BlackBerry last year but the company will reverse course and sell the BlackBerry Classic starting next week. T-Mobile customers can p....more
Microsoft makes it easy to port Android apps to Windows Phone
Microsoft is in full court press mode trying to attract developers to its platform. The company released a new video showing how easy it is to port Android apps over to Windows with minimal rewriting of code. The effort is called "Project Astoria" and Microsoft is going all out to show how easy it is to suppo....more
WhatsApp calling now official on BlackBerry 10
WhatsApp has been updated to version and the new update makes voice calling official. A couple of days ago WhatsApp announced voice calling support for Windows Phone, and now the company makes the BB version official too. Voice calling has been available in previous beta versions, but it i....more
Cyanogen releases online video series to show off their OS
Cyanogen wants to conquer Android and the company has created a video series to help them spread the word. The new series will showcase features of the OS and related apps and will help make Cyanogen more accessible to mainstream consumers. The company announced their series on their website and Google Plus....more
Girl soaks cheating boyfriend's Apple devices in bathtub
Any Apple fanboy knows how precious his toys are. Nobody should touch your Apple gear right? One girl in Japan knew exactly how much her boyfriend valued his Apple devices and when she found out he cheated on her, she took anger out on his toys. For a fanboy, this type of revenge could be worse than that of ....more
News Republic shuts down their Windows Phone app
Although Windows Phone has seen some growth recently, and Windows 10 for Phones holds a lot of promise, another high profile app has bailed on WP. News Republic has dropped their Windows Phone apps because it is simply not sustainable. The company dropped their News Republic and Appy Geek reader apps. ....more
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