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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Over one million people sign up for OnePlus 2 invite list
A lot of people sure want the OnePlus 2. Over one million people have signed up on the pre-invite waiting list for the new OnePlus 2 phone, even though recent leaks have suggested some key features are missing from the OnePlus 2. The OnePlus 2 will apparently not offer NFC or fast charging. It wo....more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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