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BlackBerry still popular in Davos
The World Economic Forum has been going on in Davos, Switzerland this week, and it appears it is one of the last places where BlackBerry has significant market share. According to Business Insider, many people in Davos are carrying two phones -- an iPhone and a BlackBerry. What is it about BlackBerry that p....more
01/23/2015
Windows Phone finally gets official Dropbox app
Oh Windows Phone, you're so neglected. It's no secret that one of the main issues with Windows Phone getting off the ground was the lack of support from developers. Although apps like Evernote were available, popular services like Dropbox skipped Windows Phone. Sure third party apps were available, but off....more
01/22/2015
White BlackBerry Classic photos leaked
BlackBerry has released previous phones in multiple colors so a white BlackBerry Classic is no surprise. We just have not seen the white Classic until now. Photos of a white BlackBerry Classic popped up on the Internet today courtesy of MondoBlackBerry. BlackBerry CEO John Chen has previously sugge....more
01/22/2015
HTC One M8 Google Play Edition going away
Most diehard Android fans want a pure Google experience on their phone. Some vendors create custom Google versions of their phones to the delight of the pure Android experience. HTC created a Google Play Edition of their One M8, but it appears Google is phasing it out. The HTC One M8 Google Play Ed....more
01/21/2015
John Chen calls for Application Neutrality
BlackBerry CEO, John Chen, recently sent a letter to members of congress to address the net neutrality issue. The letter went to the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, the Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, as well as Ranking Committee Members.....more
01/21/2015
HTC One M9 to sport 20 megapixel camera
The HTC One M9 is slated to be announced at Mobile World Congress in March. According to a recent report by The Wall Street Journal, HTC's next flagship phone is rumored to be released shortly thereafter. French blog, Nowhereelse, recently released some leaked pics of the HTC One M9, although they have since....more
01/20/2015
Edward Snowden says iPhone has secret spyware
Does the iPhone have secret spyware that can be turned on without a user's knowledge? We have never heard such a claim, but that is apparently the opinion of Edward Snowden, according to a recent report. Edward Snowden’s lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, recently made the claim while speaking with Russian ....more
01/20/2015
Samsung wants to partner with BlackBerry, not acquire
BlackBerry stock went crazy last week when a report surfaced that the company had met with Samsung about a possible acquisition. The stock shot up only to come plummeting back do....more
01/19/2015
Samsung rumored to launch Galaxy S6 Edge with two Edge displays
Samsung released the Galaxy Note Edge last year as a proof of concept of sorts. It was an effort at showing the world its innovation chops. Whether a curved display is needed or wanted is up for debate, but Samsung looks to be pushing the envelope a bit further. A rumor is floating that Samsung will relea....more
01/19/2015
BlackBerry caught tweeting from an iPhone
BlackBerry is trying to convince the world that it is better than the iPhone, yet someone the company apparently uses an iPhone. How embarrassing can it get for BlackBerry? The Verge busted the Canadian smartphone maker when it posted a copy of the tweet that has since been removed. The tweet was pr....more
01/14/2015
iWork apps for iOS and OS X get bug fixes
Apple has updated its iWork apps for iOS and OS X today. The update promises bug fixes and stability improvements. All iWork apps including Pages, Keynote, and Numbers on both iOS and OS X were updated. You should receive a notification about the update on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad. Apple did not release sp....more
01/09/2015
Happy Birthday iPhone
The iPhone is 8 years old today. It was January 9, 2007 when Apple famously re-invented the phone by launching the iPhone. Steve Jobs gave the best keynote of his life, and changed the mobile landscape forever. Before January 9, 2007, BlackBerry was the dominant platform in the US, and Windows Mo....more
01/09/2015
AT&T gets their own version of the BlackBerry Passport
The BlackBerry Passport is coming to AT&T very soon, but it won't be like the Passport you are familiar with. BlackBerry apparently made a special Passport just for AT&T. According to BlackBerry CEO, John Chen, AT&T requested rounded corners on the Passport and BlackBerry made their wish come true. This is ....more
01/07/2015
Palm making a comeback?
We all thought Palm was dead, but apparently they may be revived again. The Palm trademark is now owned by the same people who make Alcatel smartphones. The Palm.com website is redirected to mynewpalm.com, with a "coming soon" Palm logo. There has been speculation that a new Palm smartphone would be coming....more
01/07/2015
BlackBerry removes Flash support from OS 10.3.1
BlackBerry has removed support for Flash in its latest OS, but the company did not make a bid deal about it. Some BlackBerry Classic users noticed the lack of support and the questions started flying. BlackBerry explained its decision to remove support for flash in a recent knowledge base article. more
01/06/2015
T-Mobile announces roll over data stash
Competition is fantastic isn't it? T-Mobile continues its "uncarrier" moves as it announces a data roller program. In 2015, T-Mobile will start offering to save user's unused data in a data stash for up to a year. The roll over data stash can get as big as you want and T-Mobile will even start your stash w....more
12/16/2014
Rdio updates Windows Phone app
Rdio is one of the most popular streaming services, and luckily, they support Windows Phone. The only problem is, development of their Windows Phone app has seriously lagged behind iOS and Android. Well, Rdio has updated their WP app and it takes more advantage of Windows Phone 8.1 Rdio's app now....more
12/15/2014
Typo launches iPhone 6 keyboard case
Typo, the Ryan Seacrest-backed company once sued by BlackBerry, is shipping a new keyboard case for the iPhone 6. Unlike previous versions of Typo cases, this one does not look exactly like a BlackBerry keyboard, and is designed to get around the legal hassles the company once endured. The new Typ....more
12/09/2014
BlackBerry offers up to $600 for your iPhone
BlackBerry really wants you to use the BlackBerry Passport, and they are willing to put their money where their mouth is. The company is offering up to $600 for your old iPhone if you trade it for a Passport. The offer lasts until February 15, and is valid for all iPhone models form the 4s forward....more
12/02/2014
Ringke iPhone 6 slim case
I have tried several slim cases for the iPhone 6 and I think I have found the best one. Most slim cases do not provide full coverage of the phone. They usually keep the top and bottom of the phone exposed. Even Apple's cases leave the bottom of the phone open. I have found a nice, inexpensive case, that p....more
12/02/2014
Users complain about iPhone 6 screen scratches
Apple just can't catch a break with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Right out of the gate users were complaining about iPhones that bend. Those complaints have largely died down, but now a growing number of users have a new complaint. Surface scratches appear to be affecting iPhone 6 displays in a way previous mo....more
11/25/2014
President Obama still uses a BlackBerry
When Barrack Obama entered the White House, it was widely known he used a BlackBerry. That was back in 2008 however, and since then the mobile phone landscape has changed. We have seen pictures of the President with an iPhone and an iPad. My assumption was he switched platforms, but apparently not. ....more
11/21/2014
Former BlackBerry CEO now running Powermat
After a year out of the spotlight, former BlackBerry CEO, Thorsten Heins, has a new gig. Mr. Heins is now the Chairman and CEO of Powermat Technologies. Powermat Technologies announced today that its board of directors has named Thorsten Heins as Chief Executive Officer of the company and Chairman of the boa....more
11/18/2014
iTunes Match on iOS 8 is buggy
Are you an iTunes Match subscriber? I am. I pay Apple $25 per year and I have access to my music on any of my Apple devices. The only problem is, iTunes Match is seriously buggy on my iPhone 6. First of all, if you go to Settings - iTunes & App Store in iOS, and check "Use Cellular Data," your i....more
11/17/2014
Apple releases iOS 8.1.1 update
Apple has released iOS 8.1.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The latest release of iOS is targeted at older iPad 2 and iPhone 4s's. Older devices took a performance hit after upgrading to iOS 8, and Apple is trying to keep people happy. The update should bring performance boosts to those older devices. <....more
11/17/2014
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