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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 We don't have an official release date yet, but....more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
BlackBerry Porsche design P9883 Graphite launches in Hong Kong
BlackBerry recently announced another Porsche Designed phone. The new variant of the P9983 is Graphite with stainless steel bezel and leather battery door. The new phone launched in Hong Kong on Friday. The iconic styling of the new P9983 Graphite from BlackBerry is technically inspired with long....more
HTC CEO replaced, stays with company
The CEO of HTC was replaced today, but he's not leaving the company. HTC has released some of the best phones in the industry over the last two years, but the company continues to struggle. After a decade at the helm, CEO Peter Chou stepped down today and will be replaced its existing chairwoman and co-foun....more
Microsoft says Skype for Business coming to Office 365
Microsoft announced today Skype for Business will offer enterprise video conferencing in Office 365. Microsoft says over 100 million people now use Microsoft Lync to communicate for work. The company will bring the familiarity of Skype to Lync and create Skype for Business.
And now, wer....more
Hillary's BlackBerry less secure than government issued BlackBerry
Hillary Clinton's email has been in the news lately and because BlackBerry was her device of choice, BlackBerry is in the news. Many have raised questions about the security of using personal email for government business. It sure seems like a personal account would be more susceptible to hacking. Accordi....more
Lenovo launching Windows Phone this year
Microsoft announced a partnership with Lenovo at the WinHEC conference in Shenzhen, China today. At the same time Lenovo announced it will make a smartphone running Windows and distribute it through China Mobile. That sounds like very exciting news for Microsoft as they could use all the customers they can ....more
Tim Cook says ResearchKit is a game changer
Apple CEO Tim Cook made a surprise call to Jim Cramer on the 10th Anniversary of his show ,"Mad Money." Cramer is obviously a fan and was effusive about Cook and the job he is doing at Apple. During the call, Cook spoke of several topics like Steve Jobs, world currency, etc., but he had some interes....more
360 degree videos come to YouTube and Android
Google released a new feature today and it's pretty awesome. Well all know virtual reality headsets are becoming popular. Now Google aims to bring a similar experience to YouTube. You can now make and post 360 degree videos on YouTube. If you watch in a browser you will have a control on the top l....more
Two-factor authentication app for BlackBerry 10 released
There are several two-factor authentication apps for BlackBerry, but Cyphercor Inc. is throwing their hat in the ring for BB10. The company announced their native two-factor authentication app for BlackBerry 10. According to the page in the BlackBerry World, the LoginTC app allows users to securely log on t....more
Dropbox for Android adds PDF viewer and in-document search
Dropbox updated its Android app today and it added a new PDF viewer. The PDF viewer allows users to preview PDF's no matter where they started in the Dropbox app. Even if you are offline you can use the Dropbox app to preview a PDF file assuming it is somewhere locally on your phone.
Hillary Clinton puts BlackBerry in the Spotlight
In case you have been hiding under a rock for 3 days, Hillary Clinton is involved in an email scandal. The presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State used a personal, privately managed email server for State Department business while she was Secretary of State. The decision to only use private email....more
Boxer to power Cyanogen's email
Boxer has announced it has entered a partnership with Cyanogen to power the OS's default email app. Boxer will power the email client in the next Cyanogen 12 update, and will be the default client shipped with Cyanogen in the future.
Were truly excited to be partnering with a company t....more
Win a trip to Microsoft Headquarters
Microsoft is holding a contest to select 10 winners to be insiders and come to the Microsoft Headquarters. The two day trip will be a unique opportunity for the winners to see how Microsoft is developing Windows. To enter the contest....more
New Windows 10 for Phone images leaked
As Microsoft continues to tweak and refine Windows 10 for phones, they are having a difficult time keeping things under wraps. Chinese enthusiast site ITHome has a good track record of credible leaks. This time they have published new screen s....more
iOS 8.2 installs Apple Watch app that cannot be removed
Apple pushed the iOS 8.2 update yesterday after the company's Spring Forward event. The update includes stability improvements and bug fixes, but the main focus of the update is obviously Apple Watch. The update installs a separate Apple Watch app that helps you pair your watch to your iPhone, but some user....more
VLC for Windows Phone updated
VLC Player for Microsoft's Windows Phone has been updated. As with most updates, the company says there are bug fixes and stability/performance improvements. VLC is still technically in beta, but feels pretty stable. VLC media player is a portable, free and open-source, cross-platform media player ....more
Apple reinvents the MacBook
The big Apple Spring Forward Event was held today in San Francisco. The world expected it to be an Apple Watch event, but there were other big announcements at the event. Apple announced a new redesigned MacBook. Built for portability, it is the thinnest and lightest laptop Apple has ever made. At just 2 p....more
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