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Facebook dumps BlackBerry
A few weeks ago we heard WhatsApp would no longer support the BlackBerry 10 OS. That was a pretty big disappointment to BlackBerry fans, but nobody knew there was even worse news coming down the pike. Facebook has now announced it is dropping support for BlackBerry 10 in 2016. Facebook's decision will no d....more
03/25/2016
Google adds expiration date to shared docs on Drive
Google has added a nice feature to Google Docs today. You can now set an expiration date for shared documents, specifically limiting the amount of time someone can access the document. You can choose between 7 or 30 days, but Google also allows you to pick more specific time periods.
F....more
03/17/2016
Tim Cook opens up about FBI fight in new interview
Tim Cook is not taking this fight with the FBI laying down. After a fairly long interview on ABC recently, he has now been interviewed by TIME magazine. Cook is obviously bothered by the government's use of the courts to try and force Apple to create a special version of its operating system that will allow....more
03/17/2016
Tim Cook rejects FBI request for back door into iPhone
A California judge ordered Apple to help the FBI unlock the phone of one of the terrorists involved in the San Bernardino attacks. Following the order, Tim Cook says Apple will resist the order and appeal. The FBI wants Apple to create a new version of iOS that will ignore some of the security features so t....more
02/17/2016
Hillary Clinton Chief Of Staff Lost Her Personal Blackberry
Hillary Clinton's Chief of Staff, Cheryl Mills, lost her BlackBerry and wouldn't you know it contained classified material on it. That's just great. Hillary Clinton probably didn't realize just how fast and loose she was handling classified documents by running her own email server, but she should have know....more
01/27/2016
BlackBerry dumping BB10 in favor of Android, for now
BlackBerry released their first Android phone last year, and it looks like the company loves Android. The BlackBerry Priv is doing pretty well, and BlackBerry says it will likely introduce another Android phone this year. BlackBerry CEO, John Chen, made the announcement in an interview at CES. Chen....more
01/07/2016
John Chen criticizes Apple for privacy stance
BlackBerry CEO, John Chen, took aim at Apple today for the company's privacy stance. Although his sentiments make sense on the surface, this issue is not so cut and dry. Apple has decided to provide encryption for everyone. That kind of complete security allows everyone to protect their privacy. Of course....more
12/17/2015
Apple names Jeff Williams as Chief Operating Officer
Apple has a new COO today. The company was without a COO since Tim Cook left that position to become CEO back in 2011. Apple Named Jeff Williams Chief Operating Officer. It is believed that he will be groomed to be a possible successor to Tim Cook. Phil Schiller will add the App Store ecosystem to ....more
12/17/2015
SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD $60 on Amazon
If you're in the market for an inexpensive SSD to speed up an old computer, check out this deal. Amazon is offering a 240 GB SSD for only $60. The SSD Plus from SanDisk -- the pioneer in solid state storage technologies -- delivers superior speed and performance to aging PCs and laptops at a fractio....more
11/23/2015
iPhone 6s and 6s Plus preorders sell out in 30 minutes in South Korea
Samsung has been dominating their home country of South Korea when it comes to smartphones, but that maybe coming to an end. It appears Apple is selling iPhones at a blistering pace in South Korea. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will launch on Friday, but preorders were open today. Apple sold out of their inven....more
10/19/2015
iOS 9.0.2 is better, but still buggy
Apple released iOS 9 about a week ago, but it was buggy. Unlike with the release of iOS 8, the company did a pretty good job of releasing very timely updates. iOS 9.0.1 was released in just a few days, and 9.0.2 was quick to follow. Apple has been knocking out the bugs and performance issues, but bugs stil....more
10/04/2015
BlackBerry releases BBM for the Apple Watch
BlackBerry has launched a version of BBM for the Apple Watch. The release is pretty impressive considering Facebook has not yet released a version of Messenger or WhatsApp for the Apple Watch. BlackBerry is focusing on its software products as it gradually moves out of the hardware market. In an effort to ....more
10/04/2015
Apple sets another record with 13 million iPhones sold
Apple sold a record 13 million iPhone 6s and 6s Pluses over the opening weekend. The insane number of sales occurred in just 3 days. The company released a statement where CEO Tim Cook bragged about the historic numbers.
Sales for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have been phenomenal, blowi....more
09/28/2015
BlackBerry buying Good Technology for $425 million
It appears BlackBerry still has some cash because the company announced today it will buy rival it mobile software provider Good Technology Corp for $425 million. The acquisition will take out the competition and help BB target mobile enterprise users. BlackBerry expects to realize about $160 millio....more
09/04/2015
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
BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition now available on Amazon
BlackBerry announced the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition a couple days ago, and it's already being offered on Amazon.com. While UK retailers are offering pre-orders, Amazon is taking full orders. You can pick one up for $549 on Amazon.com and have it shipped tomorrow! The BlackBerry Passport Sil....more
08/07/2015
BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition available for pre-order
BlackBerry announced the latest BlackBerry in their Passport line up yesterday. The BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition will be coming soon. The new Passport has a slightly different body, but the same specs as the current BlackBerry Passport. UK retailer, Clove, already has the 32 GB Silver Editio....more
08/06/2015
Windows 10 installed 14 million times in the first 24 hours
According to Microsoft, the company did quite well in the first 24 hours after the Windows 10 launch. The company says 14 million people downloaded and installed Windows 10 the first day. Unfortunately, the Windows 10 upgrade is free for most customers so it remains to be seen what kind of financial success....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
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
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