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Facebook dumps BlackBerry
News - March 25, 2016
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 ...read more



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Hillary Clinton was denied a secure BlackBerry by the NSA in 2009
News - March 17, 2016 - Category: RIM
When Hillary Clinton became Secretary of State in 2009, she requested a secure, BlackBerry-like device from the government. The NSA said, "no." Apparently, Hillary had been using a BlackBerry during the 2008 campaign and had come...read more



Tim Cook opens up about FBI fight in new interview
News - March 17, 2016 - Category: iPhone
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...read more





Google adds expiration date to shared docs on Drive
News - March 17, 2016 - Category: Android
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 Go...read more



WhatsApp ending support for BlackBerry
News - March 02, 2016 - Category: RIM
WhatsApp will end support for BlackBerry 10 by the end of the year. The company says it will focus says its messenger service will not work on BlackBerry platforms by the end of this year. BlackBerry is not alone however. Whats...read more



Is BlackBerry pivoting to the Internet of Thins?
News - March 02, 2016 - Category: RIM
We all know the history of BlackBerry's dramatic fall from the top of the smartphone market. CEO John Chen was brought on to turn the company around. He had moderate success in cutting expenses and releasing new hardware to give...read more



Tim Cook rejects FBI request for back door into iPhone
News - February 17, 2016 - Category: 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...read more



Apple should build an iMessage Windows app for iPhone users
News - January 27, 2016 - Category: iPhone
iPhone users love the security and convenience of iMessage. If you're a Mac user, you can also use iMessage from your desktop or laptop computer. Mac users can also send SMS messages from their desktop using Continuity. But wha...read more





Hillary Clinton Chief Of Staff Lost Her Personal Blackberry
News - January 27, 2016 - Category: RIM
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 handlin...read more



Apple acknowledges iPhone 6s battery bug
News - January 18, 2016 - Category: iPhone
Users of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have been complaining about battery life for some time now. Apple has discovered a bug that is frustrating some users. Apparently, if you change your clock manually, or change time zones while ...read more



BlackBerry touts security after media reports of compromised encryption
News - January 18, 2016 - Category: RIM
There have been a couple of reports recently suggesting law enforcement is somehow able to get around BlackBerry encryption. There was the El Chapo/Sean Penn episode where law enforcement claimed to have texts decrypted from a Bla...read more



BlackBerry dumping BB10 in favor of Android, for now
News - January 07, 2016 - Category: RIM
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. BlackB...read more



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