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Apple Music can't even please a die hard fan
Apple launched its new music service, Apple Music, this month and it looks like not everyone is happy with it. If you look at Apple fan sites (we all know who they are), they are raving about Apple Music. One Apple Blogger however, isn't so pleased with Apple's new service. In fact, he wants it off his dev....more
07/22/2015
Microsoft sees 10% increase in Lumia sales over same quarter last year
Microsoft has been taking it on the chin in the mobile department for awhile now. Although the Surface tablet has been received fairly well, Windows Phone sales have been low. The company released some good news today in a report that claims a 10% increase in Lumia sales over the same quarter last year. Tha....more
07/21/2015
Apple Pay goes live in the UK
Apple Pay is live in the UK, finally. Apple fans in the US have been enjoying Apple Pay for awhile now, but the UK fans have had to be more patient. Apple has already announced partnerships with retailers like Lidl, M&S, the Post Office, McDonald's, Boots, Costa, Waitrose, Pret, Subway, KFC, Nando's, New Lo....more
07/14/2015
The Ubuntu phone is disappointing
The Ubuntu phone might be a reality, but it is seriously disappointing. Tech Republic took the BQ Aquaris E5 Ubuntu phone for a spin and they struggled to find something good to say. The Ubuntu phone was supposed to allow docking of the device for use on an external monitor, yet be a great smartphone too. ....more
07/04/2015
Apple is making iPhones with Force Touch
If Bloomberg is to be believed, Apple suppliers are already making iPhones with Force Touch. Force Touch allows the phone to know how hard you are pressing on the screen. Originally debut in the new MacBook for 2015, Force Touch will allow all sorts of new gestures for the iPhone. The next iPhone i....more
06/27/2015
Apple finally fixes Shift Key issue in iOS 9
Apple did not make a big deal about the Shift Key in the iOS keyboard at today's WWDC 2015 Keynote, but they have indeed changed the behavior of the keyboard significantly. Historically, the iOS keyboard has only shown capital letters, just like every physical keyboard in the universe. Some people, especial....more
06/08/2015
iOS 8.4 and an iTunes update set for June 30
Apple announced a new version of iOS 8.4, and a new versions of iTunes will be released on June 30. These updates will be necessary for the new Apple Music service the company announced today. Apple Music is a streaming music service, 24 hour worldwide radio station, and a social network for artis....more
06/08/2015
Apple recalls Beats Beats Pill XL speakers over fire safety
Apple has announced a recall of all Beats Pill XL speakers because they could potentially cause a fire. Apple said in a statement, "in rare cases, the battery in the Beats Pill XL Speaker may overheat and pose a fire safety risk. This product has been sold worldwide since January 2014 by Beats, Apple, and ot....more
06/03/2015
Apple to compete with Google Now
Apple is apparently working on a competitor to Google Now. According to Mark Gurman of 9to5mac, Apple is working on a project codenamed "Proactive" which will provide relevant information to users based on Siri, Contacts, Calendar, Passbook, and other third-party apps. Apple's "hook" in this area will appar....more
05/27/2015
Apple Watch gets its first software update
The Apple Watch has been out for about a month now and Apple has just issued its first software update. The latest update includes performance improvements and support for seven new languages. In order to update the watch, users should launch the iPhone Apple Watch app and follow the instructions. more
05/20/2015
BlackBerry CEO knows his job is tough, but isn't worried about it
BlackBerry CEO John Chen has an almost impossible job. How does he turn a once dominant company around while the market has completely changed? BlackBerry was once the dominant smartphone in the market, but these days Apple and Samsung clearly dominate. John Chen recently told Business Insider he knows the....more
05/14/2015
T-Mobile to sell BlackBerry again
T-Mobile and BlackBerry had a bit of a falling out last year, but it looks like the two companies have repaired their strained relationship. T-Mobile stopped selling BlackBerry last year but the company will reverse course and sell the BlackBerry Classic starting next week. T-Mobile customers can p....more
05/07/2015
BlackBerry would work with Apple on security if asked
BlackBerry CEO John Chen explained how rival companies can compete and not be enemies. In an interview with CNN, Chen says if asked BlackBerry would work with Apple on security. When the interviewer asks if Apple has talked to BlackBerry, Chen refused to confirm any talks. He did say BlackBerry talks to la....more
04/30/2015
Girl soaks cheating boyfriend's Apple devices in bathtub
Any Apple fanboy knows how precious his toys are. Nobody should touch your Apple gear right? One girl in Japan knew exactly how much her boyfriend valued his Apple devices and when she found out he cheated on her, she took anger out on his toys. For a fanboy, this type of revenge could be worse than that of ....more
04/22/2015
Rumored iPhone 6c rear shell leaks
Rumors are flying that Apple will release another 4-inch device this year. Most people think the 4-inch design will be in keeping with the current iPhone 5c and Apple will launch an iPhone 6c with a plastic shell. Now we are starting to see some leaked photos supposedly of the 6c. If you look at th....more
03/30/2015
Apple TV gets CNN Go and more
Apple is continuing to add channels to the Apple TV. They recently added channels for TED, Tastemade, and Young Hollywood, and today they have added CNN Go. You still need to have an account to authenticate to before you can watch CNN, so customers of Cox, Dish, DirecTV, AT&T U-verse, and Verizon FiOS are i....more
03/26/2015
Two user experience issues Apple should fix now
I love AirPlay. If you have an iOS device and an Apple TV you probably use AirPlay. You can mirror your device on your television, or you can stream content from your device to your TV. When AirPlay first launched it seemed like a dream. All of a sudden I could get the content from my iPhone on my TV. Ap....more
03/24/2015
Apple refunding MacBook Pro owners
Apple has FINALLY admitted a problem with some 2011 MacBook Pro's video cards. After many years of user complaints, Apple decided to refund owners of 2011 MacBook Pros who paid for service relating to video issues. The company sent out emails today informing customers of a pending refund. I received my ema....more
03/18/2015
BlackBerry does not have a fix for FREAK yet
The world was informed of a flaw in nearly every computing platform a couple of weeks ago. The FREAK flaw is an OpenSSL vulnerability that allows man in the middle attacks on devices that could be tricked to use lower forms of encryption. Nearly every copy of Windows, Mac OS, BlackBerry, Android, iOS, etc.,....more
03/13/2015
Tim Cook says ResearchKit is a game changer
Apple CEO Tim Cook made a surprise call to Jim Cramer on the 10th Anniversary of his show ,"Mad Money." Cramer is obviously a fan and was effusive about Cook and the job he is doing at Apple. During the call, Cook spoke of several topics like Steve Jobs, world currency, etc., but he had some interes....more
03/13/2015
Two-factor authentication app for BlackBerry 10 released
There are several two-factor authentication apps for BlackBerry, but Cyphercor Inc. is throwing their hat in the ring for BB10. The company announced their native two-factor authentication app for BlackBerry 10. According to the page in the BlackBerry World, the LoginTC app allows users to securely log on t....more
03/12/2015
iTunes, App Store, iBooks Store, and iCloud experience outage
Apple services are in the midst of a service outage today. The outage started at 5:30 EDT and affected iTunes, App Store, iBooks Store, and even iCloud accounts. What was initially thought to be a temporary outage turned into an extended outage, and it seems a DNS error is to blame. Apple issued an apolog....more
03/11/2015
Google finally releases calendar app for iPhone
Google has finally released a Google Calendar app for the iPhone. Google released a calendar app for Android last year, but iPhone users were left waiting. iPhone users can subscribe to Google Calendars using the native iOS calendar app, but it lacks several features specific to Google. Google Cale....more
03/10/2015
BlackBerry downgraded, stock falls
BlackBerry was downgraded by Goldman Sachs yesterday and investors are running. Goldman Sachs analysts Simona Jankowski and Doug Clark downgraded BlackBerry from Hold to Sell based in large part on what the analysts see as a "challenging phase." The analysts said the bounce in BlackBerry stock over ....more
03/10/2015
iOS 8.2 installs Apple Watch app that cannot be removed
Apple pushed the iOS 8.2 update yesterday after the company's Spring Forward event. The update includes stability improvements and bug fixes, but the main focus of the update is obviously Apple Watch. The update installs a separate Apple Watch app that helps you pair your watch to your iPhone, but some user....more
03/10/2015
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