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Apple releases updates for iOS and OS X
Apple has released a couple of updates for iOS and OS X. The iOS update takes iOS 8 to version 8.1.3. The update has a few fixes in it, but is not the major update to version 8.2 that we have been waiting for. One of the key features of this update is it allows future updates to take up less space. Users ....more
01/27/2015
Samsung to buy BlackBerry for $7.5 billion?
Rumors were flying last week about a possible acquisition of BlackBerry by Samsung. While both companies denied the rumors, sending BlackBerry stock straight down, the rumors persist. Samsung is apparently interested in valuable BlackBerry patents as it competes head to head with Apple. BlackBerry would lo....more
01/26/2015
BlackBerry still popular in Davos
The World Economic Forum has been going on in Davos, Switzerland this week, and it appears it is one of the last places where BlackBerry has significant market share. According to Business Insider, many people in Davos are carrying two phones -- an iPhone and a BlackBerry. What is it about BlackBerry that p....more
01/23/2015
White BlackBerry Classic photos leaked
BlackBerry has released previous phones in multiple colors so a white BlackBerry Classic is no surprise. We just have not seen the white Classic until now. Photos of a white BlackBerry Classic popped up on the Internet today courtesy of MondoBlackBerry. BlackBerry CEO John Chen has previously sugge....more
01/22/2015
Is Samsung still pursuing purchase of BlackBerry despite denials?
Rumors were swirling about a possible acquisition of BlackBerry by Samsung until both companies denied the rumors this week. According to the Financial Post however, Samsung is still pursuing a BlackBerry takeover. The Financial Post says it has obtained a document that was for Samsung by New York-based ind....more
01/21/2015
John Chen calls for Application Neutrality
BlackBerry CEO, John Chen, recently sent a letter to members of congress to address the net neutrality issue. The letter went to the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, the Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, as well as Ranking Committee Members.....more
01/21/2015
Whatsapp for BlackBerry 10 updated
Although BlackBerry would prefer all its user use BBM, there are other messaging apps for BlackBerry. WhatsApp is probably the most popular messaging app in the world, and they have recently updated their app for BlackBerry 10. Users should already see an update for Whatsapp in the BlackBerry App World. more
01/20/2015
Edward Snowden says iPhone has secret spyware
Does the iPhone have secret spyware that can be turned on without a user's knowledge? We have never heard such a claim, but that is apparently the opinion of Edward Snowden, according to a recent report. Edward Snowden’s lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, recently made the claim while speaking with Russian ....more
01/20/2015
BlackBerry selling Limited Edition Gold BlackBerry Passport
BlackBerry is releasing a limited edition Gold BlackBerry Passport. BlackBerry's online store says only 50 Gold Passports were made worldwide. If you think this is a collector's item now is the time to buy it. Be prepared to part with your cash though, because the Gold BlackBerry Passport will sell for $99....more
01/17/2015
BlackBerry stock drops after denying Samsung acquisition
Despited BlackBerry's recent string of good news, a report by Reuters suggested BlackBerry was in talks with Samsung about a $7 billion acquisition. BlackBerry denied the report, and its stock tumbled nearly 17% in early trading. BlackBerry stock was up over 45% in 2014, but it looks like they are coming bac....more
01/15/2015
BlackBerry caught tweeting from an iPhone
BlackBerry is trying to convince the world that it is better than the iPhone, yet someone the company apparently uses an iPhone. How embarrassing can it get for BlackBerry? The Verge busted the Canadian smartphone maker when it posted a copy of the tweet that has since been removed. The tweet was pr....more
01/14/2015
Lawsuit against Apple for faulty logic boards dismissed
Apple had a win in court this past week. A California judge threw out a lawsuit against Apple for selling faulty logic boards. The lawsuit accused the company of selling logic boards it knew were defective. The suit also claimed the logic boards routinely failed within two years. The judge found the plant....more
01/11/2015
John Chen says BlackBerry more secure than iCloud
In an interview with Yahoo's David Pogue, BlackBerry CEO, John Chen, touted BlackBerry's security. He specifically mentioned the famous celebrity iCloud hack, and said those photos would have been more secure on BlackBerry. When questioned by Pogue about how the celebrity hack was done with social engineeri....more
01/09/2015
BBM coming to Android Wear
BlackBerry is on a bit of a roll in their comeback effort. In addition to launching new hardware in the BlackBerry Passport and Classic, BlackBerry also released BBM on rival platforms Android and iOS. The company has done quite well monetizing BBM. They apparently signed up 140 million new users and made ....more
01/08/2015
2014 a great year for BBRY
BlackBerry outperformed most of its tech rivals even though the company endured loads of negative stories throughout the year. BBRY is up about 48% over the past year. That's better than Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, and many more. How can that be? BlackBerry apparently has a solid set of bullish investors w....more
12/31/2014
BlackBerry Classic officially launched
In an effort to turn back the clock and woo some of its old fans back to the platform, BlackBerry began shipping the BlackBerry Classic today. Looking like a BlackBerry Bold, the BlackBerry Classic brings back the best mobile keyboard ever designed, to an era of large touchscreen devices. Will the gamble pa....more
12/17/2014
BlackBerry gets $750 million commitment from Vodafone after government loan
BlackBerry is about to benefit from a government loan to european telcom company Vodafone. Export Development Canada and Vodafone have announced a five year loan agreement which includes a $750 million commitment to BlackBerry. The $750 million will go to handsets, software and support services from BlackBe....more
12/16/2014
T-Mobile announces roll over data stash
Competition is fantastic isn't it? T-Mobile continues its "uncarrier" moves as it announces a data roller program. In 2015, T-Mobile will start offering to save user's unused data in a data stash for up to a year. The roll over data stash can get as big as you want and T-Mobile will even start your stash w....more
12/16/2014
Amazon taking BlackBerry Classic pre-orders
BlackBerry has been taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry Classic for about a month now, and the company was quick to let us know pre-orders sold out. This was obviously good news for BlackBerry as they haven't had a successful handset in awhile now. The company is still taking more pre-orders via ....more
12/16/2014
BlackBerry Classic pre-orders sold out in US
BlackBerry may have some good news on their hands. The pre-order stock for the US version of the BlackBerry Classic has sold out. The company started taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry Classic last month and it has sold out. Now, we don't know how many devices they had in stock so there is no way to know....more
12/15/2014
BlackBerry Classic to launch in black and white
A new press photo is circulating that shows the BlackBerry Classic in black and white versions. The Classic will apparently launch in black, but we have no official launch date for the white version. With any luck, both versions of the BlackBerry Classic will be available at launch. You can pre-ord....more
12/09/2014
Typo launches iPhone 6 keyboard case
Typo, the Ryan Seacrest-backed company once sued by BlackBerry, is shipping a new keyboard case for the iPhone 6. Unlike previous versions of Typo cases, this one does not look exactly like a BlackBerry keyboard, and is designed to get around the legal hassles the company once endured. The new Typ....more
12/09/2014
BlackBerry offers up to $600 for your iPhone
BlackBerry really wants you to use the BlackBerry Passport, and they are willing to put their money where their mouth is. The company is offering up to $600 for your old iPhone if you trade it for a Passport. The offer lasts until February 15, and is valid for all iPhone models form the 4s forward....more
12/02/2014
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
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