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Ringke Slim Better Grip iPhone 5, 5S case
I hate bulky cases. When I got my new iPhone 5 I looked all over for the best slim case on the planet and was simply not satisfied until I found this one from Ringke. These cases are inexpensive, but fit well and allow you to use your phone one handed. When you purchase a case it also comes with a free scr....more
08/20/2014
UK Prime Minster David Cameron runs country from BlackBerry?
The Prime Minister of the UK, David Cameron, can apparently run the country from his BlackBerry. After receiving criticism for going on vacation during tough political times, the prime minster was quoted as saying he can manage things from his BlackBerry.
“Wherever I am in the world, I a....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
Samsung Galaxy Mega stops bullet, saves man's life
Can your smartphone stop a bullet and save your life? A man in Taiwan put the theory to the test, and his Samsung Galaxy Mega passed with flying colors. Apparently, the man was involved in a bar fight over a wallet he found. After making the comment, "free beer," the owner of the wallet got upset. He pull....more
07/31/2014
John Chen says no offers for BlackBerry yet
BlackBerry CEO John Chen sat down with Bloomberg to discuss all things BlackBerry. There are several interesting tidbits in the interview that make it worth watching. Chen appears to be fairly open while discussing BlackBerry's fortunes. Chen says he prefers to build value in BlackBerry before he....more
07/28/2014
Apple in talks for mobile payment system
Apple is in talks with major credit card companies about a mobile payment system for iOS devices, according to a report from The Information. Apple is currently talking to Visa about a possible partnership that could bypass third-party payment processors. The partnership could cut out the middle man and pro....more
07/23/2014
BlackBerry names former Sybase executive as COO
BlackBerry made a bold addition to their executive team. Since the restructuring of BlackBerry began with John Chen taking over as CEO, the company has been without a chief operating officer. That has changed today with the announcement that former Sybase executive, Marty Beard, has been named as BlackBerry....more
07/22/2014
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
BlackBerry stock hammered after Apple IBM deal announced
Apple and IBM announced a strategic partnership to go after enterprise customers. Some thought the news was uneventful, but investors took the news as a bad sign for BlackBerry and hammered its stock price. BlackBerry shares were down 9.4% yesterday. BlackBerry has been a star this year, peaking about 50% ....more
07/17/2014
BlackBerry working on Siri-like feature
BlackBerry is working on a Siri-like feature to keep up with its smartphone rivals. Apple has Siri, Google has Google Now, and Microsoft has Cortana, leaving BlackBerry out in the cold. BlackBerry's virtual assistant will be called BlackBerry Assistant, and will launch with BB OS 10.3 which will launch in t....more
07/17/2014
Apple agrees to pay $450 million in ebook price-fixing settlement
Apple has agreed to pay $450 million to settle price-fixing allegations by the U.S. State and consumers. The government has been investigating claims that Apple conspired with five book publishers to fix prices of ebooks. Apple denied the charges, but leaked emails by Steve Jobs seemed to prove otherwise. ....more
07/16/2014
iPhone 6 sapphire screen destruction tests
According to multiple reports, the iPhone 6 will feature a sapphire crystal display. The sapphire is very hard to scratch or break and multiple websites have published videos of people trying to scratch the display with keys and knives. This Chinese video takes on the sapphire with similar gusto, using coin....more
07/10/2014
BlackBerry explains the Passport's square design
Ever since BlackBerry CEO John Chen announced the BlackBerry Passport, the company has been mocked for its unusual design. The square phone looks unlike any smartphone we've seen before, and the tech world has been mostly laughing at the idea. BlackBerry released a statement on its website with an explanati....more
07/10/2014
BlackBerry stock is hot
BlackBerry stock is a hit this year. Despite the company's troubles, BlackBerry stock is up 50% this year, at a time when Apple's incredible rally is only 20%, and Google is up only 5% for the year. The company turned its financials around with a new CEO who cut costs and refocused on enterprise. Investors....more
07/08/2014
BBM Beta hits Windows Phone Store
BBM has finally reached Windows Phone, although it is still in private beta. The beta version of BBM is now in the Windows Phone Store but it is not open to the general public just yet. It is good news however, for people waiting for BBM for WP. The description reads, "BBM for Windows beta. We're g....more
07/08/2014
Apple releases political video on Pride
Apple has released a new video about the San Francisco Pride parade on June 29, 2014. Apple employees and families took part in the parade. Apple gave out t-shirts and caps to parade walkers, and even raised the Pride flag over their Cupertino headquarters. I love Apple, and use all of their prod....more
07/08/2014
Mophie taking pre-orders for 64GB Space Pack
Mophie is currently taking pre-orders on their 64GB Space pack for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S. The Space Pack was introduced earlier this year with the 16GB and 32GB versions, but has taken longer to get to market. The 64GB Space Pack will start shipping on July 22. The Space Pack gives users more ....more
07/02/2014
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
Microsoft adds new encryption to OneDrive and Outlook.com
Microsoft has added a new layer of security to its OneDrive and Outlook.com websites. The company says OneDrive has PFS encryption (perfect forward secrecy) now, and the good news is it is in effect on the web, and in all apps. PFS encryption is an advanced encryption protocol that protects your files even ....more
07/01/2014
Insanely private Blackphone is now shipping
Privacy focused Blackphone is now officially shipping. Blackphone was created by SGP Technologies SA, the Switzerland-based joint venture of Silent Circle and Geeksphone. Blackphone handsets have started shipping to the device's first pre-order customers. "We are excited to achieve this key milesto....more
06/30/2014
Apple releases iOS 7.1.2 update
Apple has released an update to iOS 7.1.2. The update contains bug fixes and security updates, and although this is not a major update, all users should update their devices. iOS 7.1.2 features an update to iBeacon for better connectivity and stability, as well as data transfers for 3rd party accessories, and....more
06/30/2014
Massive leak shows iPhone 6 glass display
A massive leak of reported iPhone 6 display parts has been published. Leave it to 9to5mac to come up with the goods. The close up pictures show what seems to be a curved display. The side by side pictures of the iPhone 6 next to an iPhone 5 display glass gives us a good idea of the amount of new real esta....more
06/30/2014
Happy Birthday, iPhone!
The iPhone is seven years old today. It was seven years ago today that the world was lining up to get their hands on the revolutionary phone. Smartphones had been around for years, but Apple had raised the bar to a whole new level on June 29, 2007. Tactile keyboards with small displays were the n....more
06/29/2014
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
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