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Forbes - BlackBerry stuck in the past
It appears some people are not very excited about BlackBerry going back to its roots with the BlackBerry Classic. In a response to John Chen's blog post yesterday touting the BlackBerry Classic, Forbes has run a piece by Ewan Spence slamming BlackBerry and even calling them disingenuous. more
10/30/2014
Does the iPhone 6's reachability really work?
When Apple decided to make the iPhone bigger they introduced a new feature called Reachability. A double touch of the Home button brings the screen down so you can reach the top with your thumb. It works, but double tapping the Home button can be awkward. Could Apple have made this easier? I think so. ....more
09/26/2014
HTC launches One M8 for Windows
HTC launched a Windows Phone version of its flagship HTC One M8 smartphone. The Windows Version of the phone is exactly like its Android brother, but it runs Windows Phone. This is fantastic news for Microsoft and HTC. The HTC One M8 for Windows runs Windows Phone 8.1 with the developer preview o....more
08/20/2014
BBM now available for Windows Phone
In a not so surprising move, BlackBerry has a version of its BBM software for Windows Phone. The company hopes the move makes BBM appealing to enterprise customers. In an effort to turn the company around, BlackBerry decided to monetize BBM as a separate service for other platforms. Previously BBM was a fa....more
08/02/2014
BBM Beta hits Windows Phone Store
BBM has finally reached Windows Phone, although it is still in private beta. The beta version of BBM is now in the Windows Phone Store but it is not open to the general public just yet. It is good news however, for people waiting for BBM for WP. The description reads, "BBM for Windows beta. We're g....more
07/08/2014
Adobe launches Photoshop for Windows Phone
Adobe has finally brought one of their most popular apps to Windows Phone. Android and iOS users have had a mobile version of Adobe Photoshop for a long time now and Windows Phone was feeling left out. Adobe decided it was finally time to bring WP into the mix. Windows Phone users can now edit their photos....more
06/28/2014
Roku remote app comes to Windows Phone
Roku has had an app on Android and iOS for awhile now, but Windows Phones and tablets were left out. Roku announced recently that they now have apps for Windows 8/8.1 phones and Windows 8.1 devices in the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Republic of Ireland. That means you can control your Roku box from your Windows ....more
06/28/2014
BBM is coming to Windows Phone later this year
After successful debuts on Android and iOS, BlackBerry will make BBM available on Windows Phone. Although no specific date has been announced, BBM for WP will make an appearance later this year. BlackBerry has started their monetization plan for BBM and adding another platform will help widen that revenue s....more
05/15/2014
BlackBerry use doubles in London Underground
Virgin Media has been adding WiFi stations in the London Underground. Since turning on an additional six stations, Virgin reports BlackBerry use doubled. People are using their BlackBerry devices to check email while they commute. This may sound like fantastic news for BlackBerry but it's not qui....more
04/25/2014
Windows Phone use growing in the US
Windows Phone use in the US has finally started to move in the right direction. Microsoft's mobile platform has been stuck at about 2% of the US market for some time, but according to Nielsen, Windows Phone use moved up to 3% while BlackBerry moved down to 2%. Most of the growth is probably due to N....more
04/25/2014
BlackBerry market share drops in the US
BlackBerry market share in the US just took another dip. According the Nielsen, Windows Phone just took over BlackBerry's spot in the US. Windows Phone moved up to 3% use while BlackBerry moved down to 2%. At these levels we're really splitting hairs here, but it's not great news for BB. It's also not une....more
04/25/2014
Sprint customers to get Windows Phone 8.1 update this summer
Sprint Windows Phone users are on notice they will get the Windows Phone 8.1 update this summer. Sprint announced the HTC 8XT and Samsung's ATIV S Neo will both get the WP 8.1 update this summer. No official date has been released, but more information will be released in the coming months. We should see W....more
04/03/2014
Microsoft will make Windows free for devices under 9 inches
Microsoft's new CEO seems to be having a big impact since taking over the software giant. One of the bigger pieces of news to come out of Build 2014 was the announcement that Microsoft will make Windows and Windows Phone free for devices under 9 inches. That is huge news for Microsoft. How could they expec....more
04/03/2014
iPhone users should dump Gmail
A little more than a year ago Google dropped Exchange support for iOS devices. Before Google crapped on millions of iPhone users who depended Gmail, iOS Mail and Gmail via Exchange was the best way to get push mail on any device. Apple’s Mail client on the iPhone was fantastic, and paired with Gmail it made....more
04/02/2014
Nokia announces Lumia Icon for Verizon
The Nokia Lumia Icon has been officially announced. We've heard rumors of this device for sometime, and now it is official. Verizon will get the Lumia Icon exclusively. Nokia says the first thing you will notice is the full 1080p HD, 5-inch display. The metal construction should give the device ....more
02/12/2014
Amazon updates Kindle app for Windows Phone
Amazon has updated its Kindle app for Windows Phone to version 2.0.0.5. The Kindle app was clearly lacking before, and Amazon is determined to keep their apps up to speed on all platforms. The most notable addition in version 2.0.0.5 is fast resume. That means the app can resume where it left off....more
11/27/2013
Nokia Lumia 1520 on sale for $99 at Amazon
Amazon is offering the Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet for just $99 with. The Lumia 1520 is currently the largest Windows Phone on the market, and Amazon is selling it for $100 less than your local AT&T store. To get the $99 price you will have to sign up for a new 2-year contract, of course. The Lumia 15....more
11/25/2013
Windows Phone market share up 156%
Windows Phone has been sluggish at best, but things may be turning around. Windows Phone market share is up 156% year over year. IDC has released their quarterly report and Windows Phone is in third place behind Android and iOS, at 3.6% market share. 3.6% market share is still embarrassingly low, but it mar....more
11/13/2013
Viber updates BlackBerry app
Viber is not giving up on BlackBerry just yet. The company has released a new version of its BlackBerry app with new features to boot. In addition to privacy and location improvements, Viber for BlackBerry enhanced conversations with the ability to insert user images. In addition, a new "seen" status has be....more
10/24/2013
Official Facebook app for Windows Phone updated
The official Facebook app for Windows Phone has been lagging behind other platforms, but a new version has been released. The Facebook app for Windows Phone has been updated to version 5.1 and adds some photo features to the client. The biggest new feature is the ability to batch upload photos to messages. ....more
10/06/2013
Microsoft activates Windows Gift Cards in the Windows 8.1 Store
Amazon recently started offering Microsoft Windows Gift Cards, and it now appears you can use it to purchase Windows Store Apps on Windows 8.1. Until now there hasn't been a coherent way to gift someone apps, and Microsoft is changing that.
For those of you who do not get how big this i....more
10/01/2013
Should Microsoft buy BlackBerry?
Speculation has been swirling about who would, or should, acquire BlackBerry in the wake of the company's announcement that it would look for a buyer. Microsoft has been named by quite a few bloggers as a potential buyer for BlackBerry. USATODAY makes a case for why Microsoft should buy BlackBerry in an art....more
10/01/2013
Skype brings video messaging to Windows Phone 8 app
Skype for Windows Phone 8 has been updated to include video messaging. Users can now send short video messages to other Skype users for free. Although no other new features are included in the update, video messaging is a nice addition. Skype previously had the feature on other platforms, but not Windows P....more
09/04/2013
Microsoft acquires Nokia's smartphone business
Microsoft has finally purchased Nokia's Devices and Services business. Many people have speculated for some time that this deal was inevitable. Microsoft announced the news yesterday. Microsoft paid $7.2 billion for Nokia's smartphone business. Had they not purchased Nokia, there was a risk that W....more
09/03/2013
Google blocks Microsoft's WP YouTube app
Google has blocked Microsoft's new Windows Phone YouTube app. Despite the companies working together on the app, Google has blocked the app over "terms of service" guidelines. The disagreement appears to be centered around HTML 5. Apparently Google wanted the app to be built with HTML 5, and Micro....more
08/15/2013
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