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Samsung Pay has a serious vulnerability
Samsung has a payment platform for their Android phones that is supposed to rival ApplePay. It looks like Samsung needs to do more work because their service definitely is not bulletproof. Samsung Pay works by issuing a "token" that the merchant receives instead of your credit card number. This pr....more
08/08/2016
BlackBerry finally kills the BlackBerry Classic
BlackBerry is moving on from the phone that made it an iconic brand. Almost a decade after Apple disrupted BlackBerry's dominance in the smartphone market with the launch of the iPhone, BlackBerry is throwing in the towel on its most famous handset. BlackBerry announced today it will no longer mak....more
07/05/2016
Will Apple kill the MacBook Air?
Apple's WWDC conference is coming up next month, and the rumors are already flying. On June 13, developers will get to see Tim Cook and team on stage announce the new products for 2016. Most people believe the MacBook Air will get a refresh as they are still running older Broadwell processors. Other rumors....more
05/15/2016
Tim Cook opens up about FBI fight in new interview
Tim Cook is not taking this fight with the FBI laying down. After a fairly long interview on ABC recently, he has now been interviewed by TIME magazine. Cook is obviously bothered by the government's use of the courts to try and force Apple to create a special version of its operating system that will allow....more
03/17/2016
Is BlackBerry pivoting to the Internet of Thins?
We all know the history of BlackBerry's dramatic fall from the top of the smartphone market. CEO John Chen was brought on to turn the company around. He had moderate success in cutting expenses and releasing new hardware to give the company a boost. Things have continued to be challenging for BlackBerry, a....more
03/02/2016
Tim Cook rejects FBI request for back door into iPhone
A California judge ordered Apple to help the FBI unlock the phone of one of the terrorists involved in the San Bernardino attacks. Following the order, Tim Cook says Apple will resist the order and appeal. The FBI wants Apple to create a new version of iOS that will ignore some of the security features so t....more
02/17/2016
Apple should build an iMessage Windows app for iPhone users
iPhone users love the security and convenience of iMessage. If you're a Mac user, you can also use iMessage from your desktop or laptop computer. Mac users can also send SMS messages from their desktop using Continuity. But what about iPhone owners who use Windows? Apple should create an iMessag....more
01/27/2016
Apple acknowledges iPhone 6s battery bug
Users of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have been complaining about battery life for some time now. Apple has discovered a bug that is frustrating some users. Apparently, if you change your clock manually, or change time zones while traveling, the battery meter percentage on the phone does not update. Therefore....more
01/18/2016
John Chen criticizes Apple for privacy stance
BlackBerry CEO, John Chen, took aim at Apple today for the company's privacy stance. Although his sentiments make sense on the surface, this issue is not so cut and dry. Apple has decided to provide encryption for everyone. That kind of complete security allows everyone to protect their privacy. Of course....more
12/17/2015
Apple names Jeff Williams as Chief Operating Officer
Apple has a new COO today. The company was without a COO since Tim Cook left that position to become CEO back in 2011. Apple Named Jeff Williams Chief Operating Officer. It is believed that he will be groomed to be a possible successor to Tim Cook. Phil Schiller will add the App Store ecosystem to ....more
12/17/2015
Apple finds malware in InstaAgent, pulls it from App Store
Apple pulled the popular Instagram profile analyzer from the App Store on Tuesday after it found it harvesting usernames and passwords. A German developer discovered the malware and Apple quickly pulled it. The app was apparently sending information, unencrypted, to a remote server. Apple has always portra....more
11/10/2015
iPhone 6s and 6s Plus preorders sell out in 30 minutes in South Korea
Samsung has been dominating their home country of South Korea when it comes to smartphones, but that maybe coming to an end. It appears Apple is selling iPhones at a blistering pace in South Korea. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will launch on Friday, but preorders were open today. Apple sold out of their inven....more
10/19/2015
iOS 9.0.2 is better, but still buggy
Apple released iOS 9 about a week ago, but it was buggy. Unlike with the release of iOS 8, the company did a pretty good job of releasing very timely updates. iOS 9.0.1 was released in just a few days, and 9.0.2 was quick to follow. Apple has been knocking out the bugs and performance issues, but bugs stil....more
10/04/2015
BlackBerry releases BBM for the Apple Watch
BlackBerry has launched a version of BBM for the Apple Watch. The release is pretty impressive considering Facebook has not yet released a version of Messenger or WhatsApp for the Apple Watch. BlackBerry is focusing on its software products as it gradually moves out of the hardware market. In an effort to ....more
10/04/2015
Apple sets another record with 13 million iPhones sold
Apple sold a record 13 million iPhone 6s and 6s Pluses over the opening weekend. The insane number of sales occurred in just 3 days. The company released a statement where CEO Tim Cook bragged about the historic numbers.
Sales for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have been phenomenal, blowi....more
09/28/2015
iOS 9's Notes app won't sync to Yosemite
In an effort to take on apps like Evernote, Apple has revamped its Notes app in iOS 9. Released yesterday, iOS 9 features Apple's new Notes app with many new features that users will surely love. One problem exists however. Users who have upgraded to iOS 9 will not be able to sync Notes to their Mac until t....more
09/17/2015
Apple drops iPhone 5c
Apple unveiled new devices today, including the iPad Pro, new Apple TV, and iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. One of the casualties of the Apple Event was the iPhone 5s becomes the entry level iPhone. Apple has indeed dumped the iPhone 5c. The iPhone 5c was a plastic, entry level iPhone that was basically t....more
09/09/2015
Apple and Dr. Dre forced to apologize for his abuse of women
With the recent release of the movie, "Straight Outta Compton," the spotlight has turned to Dre's checkered past in regards to abusing women. Dr. Dre felt the need to release a statement apologizing for his past behaviors. Dre released the following statement:
“Twenty-five y....more
08/21/2015
Apple has completely screwed up iTunes Match and it's a disaster
Apple has completely screwed up iTunes Match for me. Since the debut of Apple Music, iTunes Match has not worked. I’ve already written about how every iOS update now deletes my offline music, but it’s much more than that. I cannot stream music without it skipping. Why is that? I have no idea, b....more
08/17/2015
How to fix iTunes Match after an iOS update deletes your music
If the iTunes Match music on your iPhone or iPad has been deleted by an iOS update or by Apple Music, you may be able to fix it fairly easily. THE PROBLEM: After the iOS 8.4.1 update off of my offline music and videos were gone. I re-downloaded 12 GB of music again which took almost 3 days (e....more
08/17/2015
I'm tired of waiting for Apple to get music right
Ever since Apple launched Apple Music, I've been miserable. I am an iTunes Match customer, and I never turned on Apple Music, yet my library has been messed up. When Apple first launched Apple Music several weeks ago, I ended up with multiple duplicate songs on my iPhone. After the update, I had to re-down....more
08/14/2015
Apple won't sell cellular service directly to consumers
So much for Business Insider's sources. Yesterday, Business Insider reported Apple was testing a way to sell cellular service directly to consumers by starting a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) service of its own. The theory was that the iPhone could switch between carriers depending on wh....more
08/04/2015
New Apple TV coming in September?
Is an updated Apple TV arriving in September? According to the rumors a new Apple TV with Siri and an App Store is headed our way in a few weeks. According to BuzzFeed News, Apple will announce the new Apple TV at the September event when the company announces the newest iPhone updates. If true, the new Ap....more
07/31/2015
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
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