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This is what the iPhone 6's display might look like
Rumors have it that the iPhone 6 will launch with a larger, 4.7-inch display. The odd thing is the rumored resolution for that display is 1334 x 750. Why an odd resolution. Apparently, by keeping the display at 326 ppi, they can keep the icons and other controls the same size they are now, but make more sc....more
04/17/2014
BlackBerry wants Typo shut down immediately
BlackBerry sued the Ryan Seacrest backed company Typo for selling a BlackBerry rip off keyboard. BlackBerry was awarded a temporary injunction against Typo, which was a big win for BlackBerry. The company is apparently not satisfied with the injunction because they want Typo to stop selling keyboards now. ....more
04/17/2014
Leaked cases reveal new iPhone button placement
We have heard rumors that Apple will release two new iPhones this year. It is widely believed that we will see an iPhone 6 that is similar in size to the iPhone 5S, but thinner with a slightly larger display. The other rumor we have heard is Apple will release a phablet with a 5.5 inch display. We have als....more
04/13/2014
Sprint gets exclusive version of the HTC One M8
Sprint has apparently negotiated an exclusive version of the new HTC One M8. The M8 has been getting a lot of press recently, and some even call it the best smartphone ever. The HTC One M8 is fast, elegant, and has a fantastic display. The Sprint version will apparently feature Harman/Kardon speakers while....more
04/10/2014
John Chen will dump BlackBerry handsets if they don't make money
In an interview with Reuters, BlackBerry CEO John Chen said he would stop making handsets if they don't start making money. After the story was published a followup was published on BlackBerry's website where Chen said his words were taken out of context. So what did he say exactly?
"If....more
04/10/2014
Robert Downey Jr. loves the HTC One M8
If you watch the video above you will know how much Robert Downey Jr. loves the HTC One M8. Does he actually love it, or is he just fulfilling his marketing contract with HTC. The smartphone maker signed Downey to a $12 million agreement last year. Whatever his motives, he is right. The M8 is the best sma....more
04/08/2014
Another leak of the BlackBerry Kopi
We just saw a leaked photo of the unannounced BlackBerry Kopi, and we already have another one. This time the Kopi was leaked by genk.vn. The BlackBerry Kopi was apparently cancelled by the company before they launched the Z3. Why are we seeing these leaks all of a sudden? Could BlackBerry be planning to ....more
04/08/2014
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
T-Mobile offers BlackBerry users $100 credit to choose another phone
BlackBerry ended its agreement with T-Mobile, but T-Mobile is not taking the news laying down. T-Mobile is now offering $100 credit to BlackBerry customers who choose another phone. T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere said he was disappointed with BlackBerry’s decision. The company is now offering $100 credit to k....more
04/04/2014
Office for iPad reaches 12 million downloads in one week
Microsoft appears to have a hit on their hands. Office for iPad was released a week ago and it has already been downloaded 12 million times. Office was expected to be popular on the iPad, but 12 million downloads in one week is impressive, especially when Apple gives away their iWorks apps. The ne....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
BlackBerry unveils BBM monetization plan
BlackBerry has finally announced its plan to monetize BBM. BlackBerry will look to raise revenue by going after sponsorships with brand names and by launching a new BBM Shop. Users will be able to purchase extra emoticons at first, but the BBM Shop will likely grow and eventually provide a secure mobile pay....more
03/25/2014
BlackBerry lays off 120 people in Waterloo
BlackBerry has laid off another 120 workers at its Waterloo campus. The cost cutting measure was expected as BlackBerry had already announced it would cut 40% of its workforce. The announcement was made last September. The company released a statement explaining the reduction in staff. more
03/17/2014
QNX is turning out to be a winner after all
When BlackBerry announced its new QNX operating system a few years ago the tech world was underwhelmed. BlackBerry promised stunning performance and features on smartphones and tablets, but when QNX arrived the reception was tepid. As it turns out, BlackBerry had more to be proud of than we thought and we a....more
03/11/2014
New iPhone 6 digitizer leak
Whenever a new iPhone is in the works we see purported leaked photos of parts. Sometimes they are legitimate, and sometimes they are not. We have seen leaked photos of the body of the phone, now comes another purported image of the iPhone 6 digitizer. The image of the digitizer first appeared on a....more
03/03/2014
BlackBerry unveils Q20 QWERTY device
BlackBerry unveiled a new phone Tuesday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The BlackBerry Q20 is the new flagship device for the struggling smartphone maker. The Q20 is a full QWERTY device, complete with a trackpad. The picture above is a concept photo, and not an official photo of the phon....more
02/26/2014
BlackBerry announces Z3 for Indonesia
BlackBerry announced a new phone for the Indonesian market at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The new BlackBerry Z3 is a full touch device that will be targeted for Indonesia. The Z3 is a BlackBerry 10 device with a 5 inch display and "long lasting" battery. The Z3 is expected to retail for less th....more
02/26/2014
Blackphone shown off at MWC 2014
In the wake of Edward Snowden's NSA revelations, users are looking for privacy. Blackphone is a completely private phone designed to protect your privacy in several ways. It has baked in apps that protect you, as well as end to end encrypted dialing, VPN, etc. They were showing the phone off at M....more
02/26/2014
Tripomatic launches travel planning app for BlackBerry 10
Travel planner Tripomatic has released a native app for BlackBerry 10 that enables travelers to create personalized travel itineraries and navigate around their destination. Travelers can download their itinerary to the app, plan their trips directly from their phones, or can use the app to discover interesti....more
02/19/2014
T-Mobile CEO responds to BlackBerry user backlash over advertising
Although the BlackBerry fan base has been shrinking there are still die hards out there who don't like being dissed. A recent T-Mobile ad offering $0 down as a “great offer for BlackBerry customers" was not received well by BlackBerry fans. Over the last week T-Mobile USA CEO John Legere has been barraged b....more
02/17/2014
Microsoft Office for iPad coming soon?
According to ZDNet's Mary Joe Foley, Microsoft is working on a version of Office for iPad, and it may show up sooner than we think. Microsoft has apparently acknowledge that they are indeed working on Office for iPad, but it was believed it would show up later in 2014. Foley says her contacts say otherwise,....more
02/14/2014
MacBook Pro screen flickers when switching video modes and blue tint problem
Do you have a 2011 MacBook Pro? Do you notice your screen flickering randomly? Me too. It turns out there is an issue with the 2011 MBP’s that cause the screen to flicker whenever the computer switches from integrated to discrete video mode, and vice versa. Switching video modes is apparently used....more
02/13/2014
NYC Subway gets touchscreen maps
Grand Central Station recently debuted touchscreen maps for riders. The MTA On the Go kiosks were installed in 6 months late, but were apparently worth the wait. The large interactive navigation centers provide real-time information to help riders get where they are going. 18 of the touchscreen kiosks have ....more
02/13/2014
IDC BlackBerry marketshare 0.6%
Research company IDC has some good news and bad news for BlackBerry. The trick is figuring out which is which. IDC reports BlackBerry has 0.6% marketshare for smartphones. Compared to last month's report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners that BlackBerry had 0%, the IDC report is good news. But,....more
02/12/2014
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