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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
How to switch to the BlackBerry Passport from iOS or Android
The BlackBerry Passport is official and BlackBerry is doing everything it can to encourage you to switch from your iOS or Android device. The company has published a blog post with all sorts of information designed to help you make the switch. For starters, they have released a 100 page ebook entitled, "Di....more
09/26/2014
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'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
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 gets U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency clearance
BlackBerry said its Android and iOS device-management service has been awarded security clearance from the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). That means that government agencies can now use the BlackBerry Enterprise Service for secure communications. BlackBerry expanded BES to rival dev....more
08/06/2014
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
BlackBerry says Android and iOS users already switching to Passport
BlackBerry says Android and iOS users are already switching back to BB because of the Passport. The BB Passport is new, and thus users want to come back to check it out. That's the logic at BlackBerry anyway. They could be right, but keep in mind the title of their blog post is "Welcome Back! 12 Consumers E....more
07/22/2014
Shares of BlackBerry continue to rise
BlackBerry shares have been moving up lately, but why? The company did post better than expected earnings recently, but they are still losing customers and their market share is moving down. Gizmodo reported this week that BlackBerry market share in the US reached 0%. Yes, that's right. Zero! So why are ....more
07/02/2014
BlackBerry CEO takes jab at Android
Google announced several new features for Android at last week's Google I/O conference. One of those features was Android for Work. In the new bring your own device world, it is important for companies to know their data is safe on an employee's device. Android for Work will allow "containerization" of data....more
06/28/2014
Adobe launches Photoshop for Windows Phone
Adobe has finally brought one of their most popular apps to Windows Phone. Android and iOS users have had a mobile version of Adobe Photoshop for a long time now and Windows Phone was feeling left out. Adobe decided it was finally time to bring WP into the mix. Windows Phone users can now edit their photos....more
06/28/2014
Roku remote app comes to Windows Phone
Roku has had an app on Android and iOS for awhile now, but Windows Phones and tablets were left out. Roku announced recently that they now have apps for Windows 8/8.1 phones and Windows 8.1 devices in the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Republic of Ireland. That means you can control your Roku box from your Windows ....more
06/28/2014
Amazon launches Fire Phone
Amazon launched their first smartphone today, and it looks like a decent offering. The Amazon Fire Phone has a few unique features, but it remains to be seen whether it will be enough to move people away from Android and iOS over to Amazon. Probably the most interesting feature of the Fire Phone is ....more
06/18/2014
BlackBerry releases BBM Protected
BlackBerry announced their eBBM suite of business products earlier this year, and they've made good on their promise. The suite is aimed at enterprise users, therefore security is a central focus. BlackBerry today released the first app in the suite, BBM Protected. The secure chat app offers enterprise use....more
06/16/2014
BBM Protected provides each message its own encryption keys
BlackBerry has seriously beefed up its already secure BBM chat system. BBM has been known for its end to end encryption, but BlackBerry is taking it to the next level. Although difficult to break BBM's encryption, if it was broken an intruder could see everything you said. BlackBerry will change this by is....more
05/23/2014
BBM is coming to Windows Phone later this year
After successful debuts on Android and iOS, BlackBerry will make BBM available on Windows Phone. Although no specific date has been announced, BBM for WP will make an appearance later this year. BlackBerry has started their monetization plan for BBM and adding another platform will help widen that revenue s....more
05/15/2014
BlackBerry may offer video calling feature
BlackBerry could be developing a video conferencing service as part of BBM. Voice calling will be a free feature for BBM, but BlackBerry may be developing something more. The company has already announced plans to monetize BBM. Could video calls be part of that plan? David Proulx, the senior dir....more
05/05/2014
BlackBerry adding security features for iOS and Android devices
BlackBerry has always been known for their stellar security, but those security options were only available on BlackBerry devices. BlackBerry is changing that history today as it offers mobility management and security monitoring to its enterprise platform and extending those options to iOS and Android devic....more
05/02/2014
BlackBerry use doubles in London Underground
Virgin Media has been adding WiFi stations in the London Underground. Since turning on an additional six stations, Virgin reports BlackBerry use doubled. People are using their BlackBerry devices to check email while they commute. This may sound like fantastic news for BlackBerry but it's not qui....more
04/25/2014
Rhapsody and Napster get Chromecast Support
Rhapsody and Napster are now casting to Google's Chromecast from your Android phone or tablet. The announcement was made today via Rhapsody's Blog. Rival service Pandora has been on Chromecast for awhile now so Rhapsody is a little late, but better late than never right? The latest versions of Rh....more
04/04/2014
BBM Stickers selling surprisingly well
BlackBerry decided to monetize BBM for iOS and Android by selling stickers to its customers. The BBM app is free, but BlackBerry is up selling customers with fancy stickers. Many questioned the move when it was announced about a week ago, but the results are in, and they're doing surprisingly well. more
04/04/2014
Facebook Messenger for Android adds Free WiFi calling
Facebook Messenger for Android has been updated with a big new feature. Now you can make free WiFi calls using Messenger for Android. Free WiFi calls hasn't even made it to Google Hangouts on Android yet, although iOS users have had the feature for awhile. Also new in the updated Messenger is a Gro....more
04/03/2014
Microsoft will make Windows free for devices under 9 inches
Microsoft's new CEO seems to be having a big impact since taking over the software giant. One of the bigger pieces of news to come out of Build 2014 was the announcement that Microsoft will make Windows and Windows Phone free for devices under 9 inches. That is huge news for Microsoft. How could they expec....more
04/03/2014
Amazon announces Fire TV streaming video box
Amazon is jumping into the streaming video box market with its own Fire TV box. Amazon announced Fire TV today, and it amounts to another competitor to Roku, Apple TV and Chromecast. Fire TV includes voice search which allows you to speak into the remote control and find movies by name. Other than that, th....more
04/02/2014
iPhone users should dump Gmail
A little more than a year ago Google dropped Exchange support for iOS devices. Before Google crapped on millions of iPhone users who depended Gmail, iOS Mail and Gmail via Exchange was the best way to get push mail on any device. Apple’s Mail client on the iPhone was fantastic, and paired with Gmail it made....more
04/02/2014
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