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BlackBerry will support Android for Work
Google announced a new program to help businesses ensure employees can bring Android devices to work and use them securely in the enterprise. Android for Work will help business so they don't have to issue multiple devices to employees. Google says, for "the majority of workers, smartphones and tablets are u....more
02/25/2015
Toyota won't offer CarPlay or Android Auto for now
After fighting for the last 8 years for smartphone and tablet dominance, Apple and Google are both trying to get into your car. Both companies have platforms for car systems and they are trying to convince the auto companies to choose their respective platforms. In a recent New York Times article, Toyota's ....more
02/23/2015
Google adds native iPad support to Inbox
Google's latest attempt to revolutionize email is their new app called Inbox. Released last year, Inbox promised to change the way we use email by grouping different categories of emails together, and guessing at what is important to you. The app was released on Android and iOS phones. Tablet support was d....more
02/19/2015
HTC One M9 to be revealed on March 1
The HTC One M9 has been leaked so many times online we already have a pretty good idea of what the new phone will look like. What we did not know, until now, was when it would be officially unveiled. HTC UK took care of that little problem today when they tweeted an invite to the launch event. The official ....more
02/17/2015
One more day to get $100 off a BlackBerry Passport
There is one more day to get a big discount on a BlackBerry Passport. It's Valentine's Day and BlackBerry us running a special promotion called "Feel the Love." The company is offering $100 off unlocked black, white, and red versions of the BlackBerry Passport until Monday.
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02/14/2015
Phorm morphing touchscreen keyboard
Phorm aims to bring physical buttons to touchscreen devices, sort of. Phorm is an iPad mini case that includes a special film that acts as a screen protector. The back of the case contains a slide lever that when pulled, makes buttons appear over the screen keyboard. It is as if some magic tactile keyboard....more
02/12/2015
BlackBerry offering over $100 off Passport for Valentine's Day
BlackBerry is running a special Valentine's Day sales promotion called "Feel the Love."bb The company is offering $100 off unlocked black, white, and red versions of the BlackBerry Passport. The event runs from now until next Monday, February 16, 2015. The black and the white versions of the Blac....more
02/11/2015
Starbucks app now supports Apple Pay
Starbucks has updated their app to support Apple Pay. What does this mean for users? It means you can reload your card using Apple Pay. Previously, Starbucks supported Paypal or credit cards for reloading the card. With Apple Pay support, reloading your account is now faster than ever. Just touch your fi....more
02/11/2015
JetBlue to offer Apple Pay in flight
JetBlue is in the process of upgrading their in flight payment systems with iPad minis. This provides the perfect opportunity to offer Apple Pay in the sky, and that's exactly what the company will do. As you can see in the video above from USA TODAY, JetBlue will allow passengers to purchase items in flight....more
02/10/2015
Hospitals testing Apple's HealthKit
When Apple announced HealthKit it, the announcement came with little fanfare. Apple CEO Tim Cook touted it several times, but the feature wasn't completely baked and it never really got viral traction. After all, most people simply used the app as a pedometer on their new iPhones and there wasn't much else ....more
02/05/2015
BBM Shop hits 1 billion views
BlackBerry created the BBM Shop early in 2014 as a place to sell virtual goods like stickers, music, apps, and games. The shop has reached 1 billion views and BlackBerry says traffic is rapidly increasing on a monthly basis. The company says interactions with virtual goods is up 200% in the last six weeks a....more
02/04/2015
Typo ordered to pay damages to BlackBerry
The keyboard company backed by Ryan Seacrest has been ordered to pay damages to BlackBerry for its original iPhone keyboard case. A federal judge ordered Typo to pay more than $860,000 to BlackBerry for violating an injunction banning the sales of the original Typo case. BlackBerry was seeking more than $2.....more
02/04/2015
BlackBerry's security secret - Hardware Root of Trust
Although BlackBerry is struggling to stay relevant in a world of iPhones and Android devices, the former top dog in the smartphone market continues to focus on its strength. According to BlackBerry, they have the best security on the planet. In fact, Jefferies analyst Peter Misek has previously claimed the....more
02/03/2015
Apple releases updates for iOS and OS X
Apple has released a couple of updates for iOS and OS X. The iOS update takes iOS 8 to version 8.1.3. The update has a few fixes in it, but is not the major update to version 8.2 that we have been waiting for. One of the key features of this update is it allows future updates to take up less space. Users ....more
01/27/2015
Samsung to buy BlackBerry for $7.5 billion?
Rumors were flying last week about a possible acquisition of BlackBerry by Samsung. While both companies denied the rumors, sending BlackBerry stock straight down, the rumors persist. Samsung is apparently interested in valuable BlackBerry patents as it competes head to head with Apple. BlackBerry would lo....more
01/26/2015
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
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
Is Samsung still pursuing purchase of BlackBerry despite denials?
Rumors were swirling about a possible acquisition of BlackBerry by Samsung until both companies denied the rumors this week. According to the Financial Post however, Samsung is still pursuing a BlackBerry takeover. The Financial Post says it has obtained a document that was for Samsung by New York-based ind....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
Whatsapp for BlackBerry 10 updated
Although BlackBerry would prefer all its user use BBM, there are other messaging apps for BlackBerry. WhatsApp is probably the most popular messaging app in the world, and they have recently updated their app for BlackBerry 10. Users should already see an update for Whatsapp in the BlackBerry App World. 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
BlackBerry selling Limited Edition Gold BlackBerry Passport
BlackBerry is releasing a limited edition Gold BlackBerry Passport. BlackBerry's online store says only 50 Gold Passports were made worldwide. If you think this is a collector's item now is the time to buy it. Be prepared to part with your cash though, because the Gold BlackBerry Passport will sell for $99....more
01/17/2015
BlackBerry stock drops after denying Samsung acquisition
Despited BlackBerry's recent string of good news, a report by Reuters suggested BlackBerry was in talks with Samsung about a $7 billion acquisition. BlackBerry denied the report, and its stock tumbled nearly 17% in early trading. BlackBerry stock was up over 45% in 2014, but it looks like they are coming bac....more
01/15/2015
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
Lawsuit against Apple for faulty logic boards dismissed
Apple had a win in court this past week. A California judge threw out a lawsuit against Apple for selling faulty logic boards. The lawsuit accused the company of selling logic boards it knew were defective. The suit also claimed the logic boards routinely failed within two years. The judge found the plant....more
01/11/2015
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