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BlackBerry Classic officially launched
In an effort to turn back the clock and woo some of its old fans back to the platform, BlackBerry began shipping the BlackBerry Classic today. Looking like a BlackBerry Bold, the BlackBerry Classic brings back the best mobile keyboard ever designed, to an era of large touchscreen devices. Will the gamble pa....more
12/17/2014
T-Mobile announces roll over data stash
Competition is fantastic isn't it? T-Mobile continues its "uncarrier" moves as it announces a data roller program. In 2015, T-Mobile will start offering to save user's unused data in a data stash for up to a year. The roll over data stash can get as big as you want and T-Mobile will even start your stash w....more
12/16/2014
Rdio updates Windows Phone app
Rdio is one of the most popular streaming services, and luckily, they support Windows Phone. The only problem is, development of their Windows Phone app has seriously lagged behind iOS and Android. Well, Rdio has updated their WP app and it takes more advantage of Windows Phone 8.1 Rdio's app now....more
12/15/2014
BlackBerry Classic to launch in black and white
A new press photo is circulating that shows the BlackBerry Classic in black and white versions. The Classic will apparently launch in black, but we have no official launch date for the white version. With any luck, both versions of the BlackBerry Classic will be available at launch. You can pre-ord....more
12/09/2014
Typo launches iPhone 6 keyboard case
Typo, the Ryan Seacrest-backed company once sued by BlackBerry, is shipping a new keyboard case for the iPhone 6. Unlike previous versions of Typo cases, this one does not look exactly like a BlackBerry keyboard, and is designed to get around the legal hassles the company once endured. The new Typ....more
12/09/2014
Ringke iPhone 6 slim case
I have tried several slim cases for the iPhone 6 and I think I have found the best one. Most slim cases do not provide full coverage of the phone. They usually keep the top and bottom of the phone exposed. Even Apple's cases leave the bottom of the phone open. I have found a nice, inexpensive case, that p....more
12/02/2014
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
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