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Sprint rolling out Lollipop for Galaxy 4 users
Sprint has released the latest Android 5 update for its Samsung Galaxy 4 users today. The Lollipop update is going out over the air and users will start to receive a notification that they should update. If you cannot wait for the update you can try launching the Settings app to grab the update manually. I....more
03/05/2015
Is Windows Phone 10 already gaining momentum?
Microsoft is in the midst of a massive effort to gain the ground they gave up in the mobile computing space when the completely missed the smartphone craze. Windows Phone 8 has not been a hit, but the company is not sitting in the corner and sulking. They embarked on an effort to make Windows look and act t....more
03/05/2015
webOS isn't dead after all
We all thought webOS died a few years ago when HP dumped it into the open source community. LG subsequently picked up the pieces of webOS and intended to use it in TV's and other appliances. Now it see LG has other plans. LG has announced the Watch Urbane and the Watch Urbane LTE. The Urbane LTE runs none....more
03/05/2015
BBM for Android downloaded 100 million times
BlackBerry announced today that BBM for Android has been downloaded 100 million times. This is a significant milestone for BlackBerry who only opened up BBM to Android in 2013. The company says 100 million installs puts BBM "in the top tier of messaging apps on Google Play." BBM for Android has 3.7 million....more
03/04/2015
BlackBerry will support Android for Work
Google announced a new program to help businesses ensure employees can bring Android devices to work and use them securely in the enterprise. Android for Work will help business so they don't have to issue multiple devices to employees. Google says, for "the majority of workers, smartphones and tablets are u....more
02/25/2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 leaked photos
The Samsung Galaxy S6 is due out soon and pictures are starting to leak. This time the pictures above were posted to the XDA forums. The leaker does not identify himself or where he got the phone, but it is likely a demo unit. Covered by bubble wrap, the phone is hard to see in the original pictures. ....more
02/25/2015
Toyota won't offer CarPlay or Android Auto for now
After fighting for the last 8 years for smartphone and tablet dominance, Apple and Google are both trying to get into your car. Both companies have platforms for car systems and they are trying to convince the auto companies to choose their respective platforms. In a recent New York Times article, Toyota's ....more
02/23/2015
YouTube Kids hits Android first
Google announced last year they would make a YouTube app for kids 13 years old and under. The younger demographic is an important onel for YouTube as family friendly videos are growing on YouTube at 4 times the rate of other videos. Google finally made good on their promise to create a kids-only version of ....more
02/21/2015
BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 Officially Released
BlackBerry has released a major update to its operating system today, taking it to OS 10.3.1. The update brings new features to older BlackBerry's who have not been updated in awhile. Newer BlackBerry's like the Passport and Classic have many of these features baked in. If you have a Q or Z series BlackBer....more
02/19/2015
Google adds native iPad support to Inbox
Google's latest attempt to revolutionize email is their new app called Inbox. Released last year, Inbox promised to change the way we use email by grouping different categories of emails together, and guessing at what is important to you. The app was released on Android and iOS phones. Tablet support was d....more
02/19/2015
HTC One M9 to be revealed on March 1
The HTC One M9 has been leaked so many times online we already have a pretty good idea of what the new phone will look like. What we did not know, until now, was when it would be officially unveiled. HTC UK took care of that little problem today when they tweeted an invite to the launch event. The official ....more
02/17/2015
BlackBerry's security secret - Hardware Root of Trust
Although BlackBerry is struggling to stay relevant in a world of iPhones and Android devices, the former top dog in the smartphone market continues to focus on its strength. According to BlackBerry, they have the best security on the planet. In fact, Jefferies analyst Peter Misek has previously claimed the....more
02/03/2015
HTC One M8 Google Play Edition going away
Most diehard Android fans want a pure Google experience on their phone. Some vendors create custom Google versions of their phones to the delight of the pure Android experience. HTC created a Google Play Edition of their One M8, but it appears Google is phasing it out. The HTC One M8 Google Play Ed....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
HTC One M9 to sport 20 megapixel camera
The HTC One M9 is slated to be announced at Mobile World Congress in March. According to a recent report by The Wall Street Journal, HTC's next flagship phone is rumored to be released shortly thereafter. French blog, Nowhereelse, recently released some leaked pics of the HTC One M9, although they have since....more
01/20/2015
Hyundai to put Android Auto in its cars this year
Many car manufacturers are showing off their technology at CES this week. We all know cars will be driving themselves in a few years, but several advanced navigation technologies are showing up as well. Apple, Android, and BlackBerry are fighting to get your attention from your vehicle, and it looks like H....more
01/09/2015
Happy Birthday iPhone
The iPhone is 8 years old today. It was January 9, 2007 when Apple famously re-invented the phone by launching the iPhone. Steve Jobs gave the best keynote of his life, and changed the mobile landscape forever. Before January 9, 2007, BlackBerry was the dominant platform in the US, and Windows Mo....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
Palm making a comeback?
We all thought Palm was dead, but apparently they may be revived again. The Palm trademark is now owned by the same people who make Alcatel smartphones. The Palm.com website is redirected to mynewpalm.com, with a "coming soon" Palm logo. There has been speculation that a new Palm smartphone would be coming....more
01/07/2015
Rdio updates Windows Phone app
Rdio is one of the most popular streaming services, and luckily, they support Windows Phone. The only problem is, development of their Windows Phone app has seriously lagged behind iOS and Android. Well, Rdio has updated their WP app and it takes more advantage of Windows Phone 8.1 Rdio's app now....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
Samsung and BlackBerry partner on Android security
Android security has been suspect, and BlackBerry is known for its best in class mobile security. What better opportunity for partnership could there be? BlackBerry announced a partnership with Samsung that will bring BlackBerry level security to Android phones. The new program will launch next y....more
11/13/2014
Apple takes 86% of smartphone profits
What? Haven't we heard that Apple is losing market share to Android? We sure have, but why would they care? They apparently hold an estimated 86% of the profits from smartphone sales. Compare that to Samsung who takes an estimated 18%. Canaccord Genuity analyst, Michael Walkley, issued a note to investor....more
11/04/2014
Dropbox and Microsoft announce partnership
Dropbox announced a partnership with Microsoft via the company’s blog Tuesday. The partnership makes a ton of sense for both companies, and will bring a huge stable of users to both companies. Even though Microsoft has its own OneDrive offering, Dropbox has 80,000 business customers and millions of consumer....more
11/04/2014
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
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