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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
iPhone 6 vibrates twice on mail messages - FIXED!
Have you noticed mail notifications feel like text message notifications on the iPhone 6 when in vibrate mode? The iPhone used to vibrate twice (staccato) for incoming text messages and once (quick) for incoming email, but ever since the iPhone 6 was released mail messages seem to vibrate twice. It is frustr....more
03/05/2015
iPad Pro to include USB 3.0?
It has been widely reported that Apple will produce a larger 12.9-inch iPad sometime this year. The current rumor is it will be called the iPad Air or iPad Pro, but whatever the name, it looks to be unlike any previous iPad before it. According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple is actually looking at includ....more
03/05/2015
BlackBerry considering another tablet
BlackBerry has not had the best luck with tablets. The company released the PlayBook a few years ago and it basically flopped. BlackBerry CEO John Chen is not afraid to take another risk however. He was recently quoted as saying he is open to creating another tablet, but it has to be "iconic." I....more
03/05/2015
Gmail for iOS updated with new share extension
Google updated Gmail for iOS today taking the app to version 4. Gmail for iOS added a new share extension as well as allowing actionable notifications. The share extension allows you to to share files via Gmail for iOS with any app that supports share extensions. You can view a photo or file, tap "Share" a....more
03/05/2015
Google Compare for car insurance launched in California
Google is providing auto insurance comparisons in California, with more states to come soon. Google launched Google Compare today which will allow users to compare rates between insurance companies. The more information you have, the better decision you can make. When users search for car insuran....more
03/05/2015
Softcard dropping Windows Phone support on March 31
Windows Phone users will soon be left out of the NFC payments trend. Since the debut of Apple Pay, contactless payments have become very popular. Softcard was one of the only companies supporting Windows Phone for NFC payments as most other providers have given Windows the cold shoulder. When Google recent....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
Apple Spring Forward event set for March 9
Apple sent out invitations today for a media event entitled, "Spring Forward." The event will take place on March 9 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco at 10am PT. Apple has not mentioned what the event will cover, but most people are assuming the Apple Watch will be involved. W....more
02/26/2015
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
BlackBerry working on fix for screen flickering issue
The BlackBerry Passport is suffering from a random screen flickering issue. The screen seems to flicker at random times, and there appears to be no trigger for the flickering. BlackBerry recently released an update to OS 10.3.1, but the bug persisted. The company is aware of the issue and is working on a f....more
02/23/2015
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
BlackBerry sues Typo again over Typo 2
Typo, the keyboard company backed by Ryan Seacrest isn't having much luck. The company was sued by BlackBerry over its original iPhone keyboard, and BlackBerry won an injunction against sales of Typo's keyboard. Typo went back to the drawing board and made a few changes to their keyboard. According to The ....more
02/17/2015
Dropbox adds Save to Dropbox extension
Dropbox updated its iOS app today with a much needed feature. One of the frustrations with Dropbox on iOS was the inability to upload files to Dropbox from any app. Apple attempted to solve that problem with their Share Extensions, but not every app took advantage of the extensions. With the latest update ....more
02/17/2015
One more day to get $100 off a BlackBerry Passport
There is one more day to get a big discount on a BlackBerry Passport. It's Valentine's Day and BlackBerry us running a special promotion called "Feel the Love." The company is offering $100 off unlocked black, white, and red versions of the BlackBerry Passport until Monday.
The Red Blac....more
02/14/2015
Apple enables 2-factor authentication for iMessage and FaceTime
Apple released 2-step authentication on many of its properties in 2013 but there were still holes in the armor. Today, Apple has rolled out 2-step authentication for its communications services, iMessage and FaceTime. 2-step authentication allows you to have a second layer of security when logging into your....more
02/12/2015
Phorm morphing touchscreen keyboard
Phorm aims to bring physical buttons to touchscreen devices, sort of. Phorm is an iPad mini case that includes a special film that acts as a screen protector. The back of the case contains a slide lever that when pulled, makes buttons appear over the screen keyboard. It is as if some magic tactile keyboard....more
02/12/2015
BlackBerry offering over $100 off Passport for Valentine's Day
BlackBerry is running a special Valentine's Day sales promotion called "Feel the Love."bb The company is offering $100 off unlocked black, white, and red versions of the BlackBerry Passport. The event runs from now until next Monday, February 16, 2015. The black and the white versions of the Blac....more
02/11/2015
Starbucks app now supports Apple Pay
Starbucks has updated their app to support Apple Pay. What does this mean for users? It means you can reload your card using Apple Pay. Previously, Starbucks supported Paypal or credit cards for reloading the card. With Apple Pay support, reloading your account is now faster than ever. Just touch your fi....more
02/11/2015
JetBlue to offer Apple Pay in flight
JetBlue is in the process of upgrading their in flight payment systems with iPad minis. This provides the perfect opportunity to offer Apple Pay in the sky, and that's exactly what the company will do. As you can see in the video above from USA TODAY, JetBlue will allow passengers to purchase items in flight....more
02/10/2015
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