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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. 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
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
07/31/2015
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
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