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Major Android security flaw discovered
A major flaw in Android has been discovered by researcher Joshua Drake. The flaw affects nearly all Android users and is quite serious. An attacker can take over the OS using a simple MMS. All the attacker needs to know is the target's phone number. The hack was developed by Joshua Drake, vice pres....more
07/27/2015
BlackBerry wins Department of Defense approval for devices
BlackBerry shared some good news today. The company has won approval by the U.S. Department of Defense for the "use of derived Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) credentials on BlackBerry® OS and BlackBerry® 10 smartphones." The company says the approval validates BlackBerry's security capabilities. more
07/23/2015
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
BlackBerry Passport Bendgate?
Could the BlackBerry Passport have a bandage issue of its own? According to Softpedia, the new flagship BlackBerry has an issue that causes the screen to come apart from the phone. It has happened on several of their on Passports, and happens to the bottom right corner of the display in every case. This ca....more
07/20/2015
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
Will BlackBerry design a bacteria free phone for hospitals?
BlackBerry is considering all kinds of options for the company as it tries to get its feet back on solid ground. Apparently, the company is even thinking about creating a bacteria free phone for use in hospitals. BlackBerry CEO, John Chen, recently confirmed the company is looking at such an option for a fu....more
06/27/2015
BlackBerry reports $28 million loss
BlackBerry reported earnings yesterday, and it looks like they're still losing money. They are losing less money than last year, but revenue is also down. The company reported a loss of $28 million on revenue of $658 million, compared with a loss of $60 million on revenue of $966 million in the same period ....more
06/24/2015
You can sign up for Messenger without a Facebook account
Facebook is finally allowing people to sign up for its Messenger app without having a Facebook account. If you are willing to give them your phone number, and a picture, you can use Messenger. That's not a bad deal for the company who has been harshly criticized for its lack of respect for user privacy. Ar....more
06/24/2015
Will BlackBerry release an Android device?
Would BlackBerry release a new phone running Android? Reuters is reporting BlackBerry will indeed launch an Android device and they say they have two sources to back up the story. They say the decision is based on CEO John Chen's move to rely more on BES12 than BlackBerry OS 10. The company is in the middl....more
06/12/2015
Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone updated
Facebook has updated its Messenger app for Windows Phone to version 10.0.0. The update brings new features like viewing profiles of people from within the conversation, and adding notifications to the conversation. Stickers also load faster and more reliable now. Features: Get to all your me....more
06/08/2015
BlackBerry settles lawsuit with Typo
BlackBerry and Typo have settled their differences and there is no doubt, BlackBerry won! Typo, the company backed by Ryan Seacrest, will continue to sell keyboards but only for devices with screen sizes larger than BlackBerry offers. That means Typo can sell keyboards for devices with screens of 7.9 inches....more
06/01/2015
Walmart selling the Lumia 435 for $50
Walmart is currently offering the T-Mobile Lumia 435 for $20 the normal price. You can walk out of the nation's largest retailer with a budget Windows Phone for $50. The Lumia 435 only has a 4-inch display, but it's completely doable if you're looking to save a few bucks. You know those friends and family ....more
05/29/2015
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
John Chen takes to Twitter to celebrate T-Mobile's BB Classic launch
BlackBerry and T-Mobile settled their recent dispute and T-Mobile is now offering BlackBerry again. BlackBerry CEO John Chen took to Twitter to celebrate the BlackBerry Classic on T-Mobile. Chen tweeted a photo of himself wearing a T-Mobile shirt and holding a BlackBerry Classic. I guess a picture is worth....more
05/15/2015
Washington state now requires warrants for cell phone surveillance
Washington state is ahead of the game when it comes to privacy. Governor Jay Inslee just signed a bill into law that requires police to get a warrant from a judge before they can use a device called a cell site simulator. The cell site simulator, or Stingray, mimics an actual cell tower and connects....more
05/14/2015
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
Leaked render confirms Microsoft Lumia 735 on Verizon
Recent rumors pegged the Microsoft Lumia 735 as coming to Verizon. A recent official render seems to confirm the rumors. As you can see in the picture above, the Microsoft logo is on the front and back of the phone. There is no official release date yet, but it seems like Verizon will be offering the Lumia....more
05/14/2015
Verizon launches LG Lancet Windows Phone
LG's entry into the Windows Phone market comes courtesy of the low-end LG Lancet on Verizon. Rumors were flying that Verizon would be launching a low-end Windows Phone and the rumors turned out to be true. Verizon is offering the Lancet for only $20 on contract, or $120 off contract. What a deal! ....more
05/14/2015
Marriott launches Windows Phone app
Marriott International has launched an official Windows Phone app. Users can make reservations at over 4000 hotels and perform mobile check-in and check-outs. The Marriott Windows Phone app is available now in the Windows Phone Store. The Marriott Windows Phone app has the following features: ....more
05/12/2015
BBM for Windows Phone gets channel support
BBM for Windows Phone has been updated to include channels. The channels feature is a feed that allows users to publish pictures, messages, etc., much like on social sites like Facebook or Twitter. The latest update takes BBM for Windows Phone to version 2.1.0.26. BBM brings you together in th....more
05/08/2015
CyberDust for Windows Phone updated
The Windows Phone version of Mark Cuban's private texting app CyberDust has been updated again. Cuban's crew has been updating CyberDust like crazy over the last year and it's turning into quite a good communications tool. CyberDust allows secure communications between users. Each message expires....more
05/07/2015
T-Mobile sells Microsoft Lumia 435 for $70 off contract
T-Mobile is now selling the Microsoft Lumia 435, off contract, for only $70. That is next to nothing for a Windows Phone. You sign no contracts, no commitments, nothing. The Lumia 435 sports a 4 inch display and a dual core processor with 1 GB of RAM. It also supports dual SIMS. The Lumia 435 come....more
05/05/2015
Microsoft makes it easy to port Android apps to Windows Phone
Microsoft is in full court press mode trying to attract developers to its platform. The company released a new video showing how easy it is to port Android apps over to Windows with minimal rewriting of code. The effort is called "Project Astoria" and Microsoft is going all out to show how easy it is to suppo....more
04/30/2015
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