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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
Hillary Clinton is keeping BlackBerry in the news
As BlackBerry has been in decline, there are fewer and fewer headlines about the once dominant smartphone. Thanks to Hillary Clinton however, BlackBerry remains in the news. I'm not sure it is good news as the most recent headlines suggest the US Government restricted access to BlackBerry because of securit....more
05/15/2016
Opera launches free VPN iOS app
Opera has launched a new VPN app for iOS that is free to use with unlimited data. The company bought SurfEasy VPN last March, and their new app runs on that service. Opera, the browser, has been around for years even though they never really got a lot of mainstream adoption. With all the privacy concerns i....more
05/15/2016
Facebook dumps BlackBerry
A few weeks ago we heard WhatsApp would no longer support the BlackBerry 10 OS. That was a pretty big disappointment to BlackBerry fans, but nobody knew there was even worse news coming down the pike. Facebook has now announced it is dropping support for BlackBerry 10 in 2016. Facebook's decision will no d....more
03/25/2016
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
WhatsApp ending support for BlackBerry
WhatsApp will end support for BlackBerry 10 by the end of the year. The company says it will focus says its messenger service will not work on BlackBerry platforms by the end of this year. BlackBerry is not alone however. WhatsApp will also dump support for Nokia S40, Nokia Symbian S60, Android 2.1 and 2.2....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
BlackBerry touts security after media reports of compromised encryption
There have been a couple of reports recently suggesting law enforcement is somehow able to get around BlackBerry encryption. There was the El Chapo/Sean Penn episode where law enforcement claimed to have texts decrypted from a BlackBerry, and a report out of the Netherlands with a similar claim. BlackBerry p....more
01/18/2016
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
So long Motorola
Motorola phones are dying. Lenovo announced it will dump the Motorola brand in favor of its own name. All of their phones will now carry the Lenovo branding, but they will carry the same "M" logo and be known as "Moto." Lenovo purchased Motorola in 2014. Motorola CEO, Rick Osterloh, told CNET abo....more
01/07/2016
BlackBerry dumping BB10 in favor of Android, for now
BlackBerry released their first Android phone last year, and it looks like the company loves Android. The BlackBerry Priv is doing pretty well, and BlackBerry says it will likely introduce another Android phone this year. BlackBerry CEO, John Chen, made the announcement in an interview at CES. Chen....more
01/07/2016
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
After testing the BlackBerry Priv he bought another Passport
True BlackBerry fans will choose the Passport over the Priv if they are anything like Matthew Miller at ZDNet. Miller sold his Passport to test the latest BlackBerry devices, and after using the Priv he decided to get back to the Passport. According to Miller the Priv's build quality was nothing l....more
11/23/2015
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
BlackBerry Priv launching November 6 in the UK
BlackBerry is getting ready to launch its first Android smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard. The new BlackBerry Priv will launch in the UK on November 6, 2015. It will go head to head against the iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy S6. Will the world welcome an Android powered BlackBerry? The BlackBerry Pr....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
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
Uh oh - BlackBerry posts weaker than expected results
BlackBerry reported earnings on Friday and they were much weaker than expected. The company said it expects more revenue in the future, but this is not a good sign. BlackBerry will focus on software and services, and and is also placing some hopes on Android. In a conference call, CEO John Chen s....more
09/25/2015
BlackBerry's Android phone shown off on video
BlackBerry's upcoming Android phone, the BlackBerry Venice, has shown up in a walk through video. Although the BlackBerry Venice is not due out until November, you can get a glimpse of BlackBerry's latest offering now. There were rumors that the next BlackBerry phone would feature a curved display. ....more
09/21/2015
More leaked images of the BlackBerry Venice
Everyone knows BlackBerry is working on an Android slider phone. We've seen mock ups and leaked pics before, and now we have even more leaked pics to look at. Many people think BlackBerry will dump its own OS in favor of Android, but that remains to be seen. One thing is for sure, BlackBerry knows how to m....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
BlackBerry Venice slider shown off on video
The next BlackBerry phone is an Android slider called the Venice. We've seen several leaks so far, but today we see a video leak of the new Venice, courtesy of infamous BB leaker, @evleaks. The video shows off some of the camera parts, as well as the slide-out keyboard. BlackBerry has always been known for....more
08/21/2015
Samsung pushing ads to some users
Samsung appears to be pushing advertisements in the notification shade for some Galaxy users. According to Android Police, the new ads started appearing recently, although it is not known how widespread the problem is. The ad in question is for the latest Samsung Galaxy Edge. The real question here....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. Iíve already written about how every iOS update now deletes my offline music, but itís much more than that. I cannot stream music without it skipping. Why is that? I have no idea, b....more
08/17/2015
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