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Pakistan bans BlackBerry for privacy reasons
The government of Pakistan has issued an order banning BlackBerry Enterprise Server in the country. All operators have been instructed to shut the service down by November 30, 2015. Pakistan is the latest government in recent years to take issue with BlackBerry's encryption. It appears the government wants ....more
07/27/2015
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
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
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
BlackBerry offers $1 private chat subscription for BBM
BlackBerry is offering a new way to keep your BBM messages private. The company is offering a $1 Privacy and Control Subscription that allows your messages to strip personal information and disappear a la CyberDust. The new private chat feature is available on iOS and Android versions of BlackBerry Messenge....more
06/27/2015
Lastpass warns users of suspicious activity on their network
If you use LastPass, it is time to change your master password. Lastpass noticed some unusual activity on its network last Friday. The team was able to block the attack, but some data was compromised. LastPass says account email addresses, password reminders, server per user salts, and authentication hashes....more
06/15/2015
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
T-Mobile to sell BlackBerry again
T-Mobile and BlackBerry had a bit of a falling out last year, but it looks like the two companies have repaired their strained relationship. T-Mobile stopped selling BlackBerry last year but the company will reverse course and sell the BlackBerry Classic starting next week. T-Mobile customers can p....more
05/07/2015
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
WhatsApp calling now official on BlackBerry 10
WhatsApp has been updated to version 2.12.1.2 and the new update makes voice calling official. A couple of days ago WhatsApp announced voice calling support for Windows Phone, and now the company makes the BB version official too. Voice calling has been available in previous beta versions, but it i....more
04/24/2015
Cyanogen releases online video series to show off their OS
Cyanogen wants to conquer Android and the company has created a video series to help them spread the word. The new series will showcase features of the OS and related apps and will help make Cyanogen more accessible to mainstream consumers. The company announced their series on their website and Google Plus....more
04/24/2015
Girl soaks cheating boyfriend's Apple devices in bathtub
Any Apple fanboy knows how precious his toys are. Nobody should touch your Apple gear right? One girl in Japan knew exactly how much her boyfriend valued his Apple devices and when she found out he cheated on her, she took anger out on his toys. For a fanboy, this type of revenge could be worse than that of ....more
04/22/2015
News Republic shuts down their Windows Phone app
Although Windows Phone has seen some growth recently, and Windows 10 for Phones holds a lot of promise, another high profile app has bailed on WP. News Republic has dropped their Windows Phone apps because it is simply not sustainable. The company dropped their News Republic and Appy Geek reader apps. ....more
04/16/2015
BlackBerry Passport wins coveted design award
When BlackBerry introduced the BlackBerry Passport the company was widely mocked for the odd design. Some people called the Passport "weird," while others predicted it would fail. It looks like BlackBerry is getting the last laugh, as the BlackBerry Passport has been recognized for its innovative design. T....more
04/13/2015
Windows 10 for Phones technical preview 10051 now available
If you want the latest and greatest on your phone and you don't mind using beta software you can try Microsoft's latest Windows 10 for Phones technical preview. It has been a couple of months since Microsoft made a technical preview for phones available and WP world has been waiting anxiously for a new updat....more
04/10/2015
BlackBerry Leap pre-orders go live today
The BlackBerry Leap is available for pre-order today in the US, UK, and Germany. France went live on March 26, and Canada is coming soon. To pre-order your Leap, head over to ShopBlackBerry.com. We don't have an official release date yet, but....more
03/30/2015
Crazy Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge drop test
If you're in the market for a Samsung Galaxy S6 you will definitely want to watch this crazy drop test. Actually, it's more like a slam test. Companies perform all kinds of drop tests on their products to make sure they can survive the rigors of real life. Usually they hold a phone between 3 and 5 feet off....more
03/30/2015
Microsoft expands list of handsets getting Windows 10 Technical Preview
Microsoft announced last month a list of phones that would get Windows 10 Technical Preview. By all accounts, the Windows community was disappointed at the limited number of handsets included. In a post on the Windows Blog, Gabe Aul release an updated list that includes many more handsets. No releas....more
03/28/2015
Alaska Airlines using Windows tablets for in-flight entertainment
Alaska Airlines is upgrading their in-flight entertainment tablets and they're going with Windows Toshiba Encore 2 tablets. I flew Alaska Airlines a couple of years ago and they handed me a tablet, but it was clunky and odd. It looks like they will upgrade to Windows 8.1 tablets for a better experience. more
03/26/2015
Surface 2 successor to run full Windows
There is a rumor going around that Microsoft will launch an entry level tablet that will run full Windows instead of Windows RT. WinBeta apparently has sources that tell them the Surface 2 successor will be the first in the entry-level tablet series to run full Windows. According to WinBeta, this t....more
03/25/2015
Two user experience issues Apple should fix now
I love AirPlay. If you have an iOS device and an Apple TV you probably use AirPlay. You can mirror your device on your television, or you can stream content from your device to your TV. When AirPlay first launched it seemed like a dream. All of a sudden I could get the content from my iPhone on my TV. Ap....more
03/24/2015
Lollipop update for AT&T Galaxy Note 3 customers now available
AT&T customers using a Galaxy Note 3 can finally grab the Android 5.0 Lollipop update today. Users have probably already been prompted to upgrade by their phone. The upgrade is is over 1 GB in size, so you will need to be on WiFi to update. To update your device manually you can go to Settings > Ge....more
03/24/2015
Microsoft apps to be pre-installed on Samsung devices
Microsoft has announced a deal with Samsung that will bring Microsoft services to Samsung's Android devices. The deal is an important move for Microsoft as they try to be have influence on every platform. This is a strikingly different strategy than the Microsoft of old who relied on a near monopoly to keep....more
03/23/2015
BlackBerry wants you to pre-register for Leap updates
BlackBerry is still release new phones and the company has already announced their next device, the all touchscreen BlackBerry Leap. BlackBerry wants to give you updates about the Leap to keep you informed, so they are asking you to pre-register on their website. Give them your email address and they will ....more
03/23/2015
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