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Apple in talks for mobile payment system
News - July 23, 2014 - Category: iPhone
Apple is in talks with major credit card companies about a mobile payment system for iOS devices, according to a report from The Information. Apple is currently talking to Visa about a possible partnership that could bypass more

BlackBerry slashes prices on QWERTY phones in India
News - July 23, 2014 - Category: RIM
BlackBerry is slashing prices of three popular QWERTY phones for the Indian market. The company announced the BlackBerry 9320, BlackBerry 9720 and BlackBerry Q5 now sell for Rs 9900, Rs 11990 and Rs 13990 respectively. Sameer more

BlackBerry says Android and iOS users already switching to Passport
News - July 22, 2014 - Category: RIM
BlackBerry says Android and iOS users are already switching back to BB because of the Passport. The BB Passport is new, and thus users want to come back to check it out. That's the logic at BlackBerry anyway. They could be more

BlackBerry names former Sybase executive as COO
News - July 22, 2014 - Category: RIM
BlackBerry made a bold addition to their executive team. Since the restructuring of BlackBerry began with John Chen taking over as CEO, the company has been without a chief operating officer. That has changed today with the more

iPhone and MagSafe Charger
News - July 17, 2014 - Category: iPhone
A new Kickstarter campaign has been started by a startup called Hevo Labs. The company is building an external battery for the iPhone that works with a MagSafe charger. The case is currently called "Cabin." The battery case more

BlackBerry working on Siri-like feature
News - July 17, 2014 - Category: RIM
BlackBerry is working on a Siri-like feature to keep up with its smartphone rivals. Apple has Siri, Google has Google Now, and Microsoft has Cortana, leaving BlackBerry out in the cold. BlackBerry's virtual assistant will be more

BlackBerry stock hammered after Apple IBM deal announced
News - July 17, 2014 - Category: RIM
Apple and IBM announced a strategic partnership to go after enterprise customers. Some thought the news was uneventful, but investors took the news as a bad sign for BlackBerry and hammered its stock price. BlackBerry shares more

Apple agrees to pay $450 million in ebook price-fixing settlement
News - July 16, 2014 - Category: iPhone
Apple has agreed to pay $450 million to settle price-fixing allegations by the U.S. State and consumers. The government has been investigating claims that Apple conspired with five book publishers to fix prices of ebooks. Apple more

BlackBerry explains the Passport's square design
News - July 10, 2014 - Category: RIM
Ever since BlackBerry CEO John Chen announced the BlackBerry Passport, the company has been mocked for its unusual design. The square phone looks unlike any smartphone we've seen before, and the tech world has been mostly more

iPhone 6 sapphire screen destruction tests
News - July 10, 2014 - Category: iPhone
According to multiple reports, the iPhone 6 will feature a sapphire crystal display. The sapphire is very hard to scratch or break and multiple websites have published videos of people trying to scratch the display with keys and more

Apple releases political video on Pride
News - July 08, 2014 - Category: iPhone
Apple has released a new video about the San Francisco Pride parade on June 29, 2014. Apple employees and families took part in the parade. Apple gave out t-shirts and caps to parade walkers, and even raised the Pride flag over more

BBM Beta hits Windows Phone Store
News - July 08, 2014 - Category: Pocket PC
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 more

BlackBerry stock is hot
News - July 08, 2014 - Category: RIM
BlackBerry stock is a hit this year. Despite the company's troubles, BlackBerry stock is up 50% this year, at a time when Apple's incredible rally is only 20%, and Google is up only 5% for the year. The company turned its more

BlackBerry wins prestigious design awards
News - July 07, 2014 - Category: RIM
BlackBerry has won three Red Dot Awards for the high design quality of its devices. The BlackBerry Q10, BlackBerry Q5 and BlackBerry Z30 smartphones were awarded the prestigious award this year by Red Dot Award's international, more

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