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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
iTunes Match on iOS 8 is buggy
Are you an iTunes Match subscriber? I am. I pay Apple $25 per year and I have access to my music on any of my Apple devices. The only problem is, iTunes Match is seriously buggy on my iPhone 6. First of all, if you go to Settings - iTunes & App Store in iOS, and check "Use Cellular Data," your i....more
11/17/2014
BlackBerry doesn't want Kardashian as spokeswman
Kim Kardashian famously said she is still addicted to her BlackBerry. After her announcement a few weeks ago, some have speculated BlackBerry might bring her on as a spokeswoman. BlackBerry CEO John Chen squashed those rumors big time. Speaking at the APEC CEO summit in China, Chen said he is not ....more
11/17/2014
Apple releases iOS 8.1.1 update
Apple has released iOS 8.1.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The latest release of iOS is targeted at older iPad 2 and iPhone 4s's. Older devices took a performance hit after upgrading to iOS 8, and Apple is trying to keep people happy. The update should bring performance boosts to those older devices. <....more
11/17/2014
Steve Jobs movie casting announcement imminent says Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin is working on a new Steve Jobs movie based on the biography by Walter Isaacson. The question of who will play Jobs has been running the rumor mill for awhile now. Leonardo DiCaprio was set to play Jobs, but he passed. A few weeks ago Christian Bale's name was widely circulated as the next Stev....more
11/15/2014
iPhone 8 concept is gorgeous
iPhone designs ideas pop up from time to time and we have seen a string of people who give Apple gorgeous suggestions of what the next iPhone should look like. Usually the concept is of the next iPhone to debut, but in this case a designer is looking ahead to the iPhone 8. A graphic designer known....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
Kim Kardashian buys BlackBerrys on eBay
Kim Kardashian turned up at a tech conference this week. What? Yep, she sure did. Kardashian was interviewed at the Code Mobile conference on Monday, and it turns out she is an avid BlackBerry user. Kim says she likes the BlackBerry Bold so much she shops for them on eBay. She has three of them ....more
10/28/2014
Apple sued over 2011 MacBook Pro video card issues
Many users who purchased a MacBook Pro between February 2011 and May 2012 have had issues with Apple's use of a certain AMD video card. The discrete graphics have caused many users problems, and Apple has basically been silent on the issue. Finally, someone has filed a class action lawsuit against Apple, an....more
10/28/2014
I miss my iPhone 5
As I do every launch day, I bought the latest iPhone. This time I chose the iPhone 6 over the 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 is more powerful than the 5 or 5s, has a longer battery life, better display, and is better in almost every respect, except size. Some people like large phones, but I don't. Why? I'm not rea....more
10/27/2014
BlackBerry Passport Review
The BlackBerry Passport has been out for weeks now and although they have received some press, Apple's iPhone clearly grabbed more of the spotlight. Still, BlackBerry is not holding back and is aiming directly at business users with its Passport. We have read several stories of people actually switching to ....more
10/24/2014
Apple reports record $42.1 billion in revenue
Apple released fiscal Q4 2014 numbers today and they killed it! So much for all those Apple doubters. The Q4 financial report included 39.3 million iPhones, 12.3 million iPads, 5.5 million Macs, 2.6 million iPods, and $13.3 cash flow on $42.1 billion in revenue. That is simply insane! Tim Cook was ....more
10/20/2014
Rumor: Lenovo to acquire BlackBerry
Another BlackBerry acquisition rumor is floating around again. We've heard this rumor before, but it's rearing its head again. News website, benzinga.com, reported Lenovo would make a bid for BlackBerry. It went so far as to say an offer of up to $15 per share could come as soon as this week. Both BlackBe....more
10/20/2014
Autistic boy used BlackBerry to tell his Mom he wanted to die?
A nonverbal autistic boy used a BlackBerry to communicate with his Mom. Gigi Jordan, a socialite and former pharmaceutical millionaire is on trial for killing her son via a drug overdose. Ms. Jordan testified Thursday that her son told her he wanted to die by typing on a BlackBerry. Some are apparently su....more
10/09/2014
Gold BlackBerry Passport Spotted
The BlackBerry Passport has been spotted in both black and white versions, but now we can add a new color to the list. Just a week after its official launch, a gold version of the passport has been spotted. Do you think BlackBerry is paying attention to Apple's trends? It sure didn't take long to get 3 col....more
10/06/2014
BlackBerry no longer chasing the iPhone
BlackBerry was once the dominant player in the smartphone world, but they started coming apart at the seams in 2007 when Apple released the iPhone. Since then, every company has been chasing Apple, including BlackBerry. According to CEO John Chen, those days are over. BlackBerry's fall has been w....more
10/03/2014
Is your iPhone 6 getting hot?
Does your iPhone 6 heat up randomly? Mine does. It took me awhile to figure out why, but all of a sudden my phone would get hot and I wasn't even using it. It turns out, most of the heat happens when I'm downloading something. Whether it is music, videos, podcasts, or anything else I download, the iPhone ....more
10/03/2014
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
Apple experiencing several mis-steps in a row
The world's largest company and most valuable brand has been taking a bit of a beating in the media lately. Just after the company launched two new iPhones and media reporting of Apple finally being "Tim Cook's Apple," things don't look so peachy. Sure, people will always take swipes at Apple because they h....more
09/26/2014
Does the iPhone 6's reachability really work?
When Apple decided to make the iPhone bigger they introduced a new feature called Reachability. A double touch of the Home button brings the screen down so you can reach the top with your thumb. It works, but double tapping the Home button can be awkward. Could Apple have made this easier? I think so. ....more
09/26/2014
Don't believe the fanboy media. iPhone 6 is a two handed device
A large portion of the tech media is made up of Apple fanboys. No matter what Apple does, the fanboys love it. I'm an Apple fan too, but I'm not crazy. I've seen review, after review, after review, tout the iPhone 6 as the best iPhone yet. It might be the best iPhone, but it is not a device you can use on....more
09/24/2014
Samsung moving up Note 4 launch because of iPhone 6 Plus
Samsung is going to push up the launch of the Note 4, according to a report in the Korean Times. Executives at Samsung are reportedly unhappy about the reaction to Apple's iPhone 6 launch. The response has been off the charts with Apple selling a record $10 million phones during launch weekend. As a result....more
09/23/2014
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