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How to stop autoplay HTML 5 videos in Safari

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 18:35:38 EST

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HTML 5 videos set to autoplay are so annoying. There are extensions for browsers like Chrome and Firefox that will stop the problem, but Apple has not released anything for Safari yet. Unfortunately, even ClickToPlugin does not help. Fortunately, there is a way to stop these annoying videos from autoplaying. First of all, you will want to launc...




BlackBerry escaped death and is confident of survival

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:57:15 EST

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BlackBerry is still alive even though it's a completely different company now. CEO John Chen has performed an incredible feat of keeping the company alive when everyone said it was dead. BlackBerry will no longer be a top smartphone maker, but they will live to perhaps see a second act.The company has pivoted from hardware into software. They no...




BlackBerry looking to autonomous cars for its future

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:58:57 EST

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Remember when BlackBerry was the dominant smartphone maker? It has been a long decade of decline for BlackBerry, but the company is not quite done yet. BlackBerry is looking to autonomous cars to fuel its future. BlackBerry owns the QNX operating system. QNX is a powerful system that already runs on millions of cars. Ford, General Motors, and ...




iTunes 12 for Mac won't remember window size or position - FIXED

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:42:20 EST

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My installation of iTunes 12 would not remember my window size or position, and a splash screen would flash when the app was launching. I tried everything and could not get it to work correctly. Apple won't allow you to remove iTunes as the OS requires it, so I was left floundering. I found the fix by accident. 1. Go to Preferences Store2. ...




Verizon updating BlackBerry Priv with Marshmallow?

Sun, 06 Nov 2016 07:02:24 EST

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Verizon could be updating the BlackBerry Prv with Android Marshmallow very soon. At least one user posted a screen cap in the CrackBerry Forums claiming to have been updated. Verizon hasn't announced an update, so nobody knows if this is a public update or just a test. It definitely appears that they are working on an update and that Verizon BB P...




This iPhone 7 case includes a headphone jack

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:04:28 EST

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If you have an iPhone 7 and it's driving you crazy not to have a headphone jack, you may want to check out the Fuse case. This is an Indegogo product so we don't know if it will actually make it to market, but the Fuse case is going retro. It's a case for the iPhone 7 that will allow you to use any standard headphone jack with your phone. You kn...




BlackBerry will stop making its own devices

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:53:14 EST

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The end of an era is definitely upon us. Actually, BlackBerry's dominance and even relevance in smartphones has been over for some time, but the company finally announced it will no longer make its own devices. From now on, BlackBerry will outsource the production of hardware and focus more on software. The company announced its joint venture wit...




Apple has gone too far!

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 07:23:18 EST

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I love Apple and its products. I have so many Apple products at this point my apartment looks like the Apple Store. I'm usually a big fan, but recent iterations of Apple products make me think they are choosing design over function, and I think that goes too far.As I do every year, I ordered the iPhone 7 for launch day delivery. It arrived on tim...




Apple’s 2 factor authentication prompts for 4 digit code on Apple TV - Solved

Sun, 04 Sep 2016 17:55:51 EST

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My Apple TV prompted me for a 4 digit verification code instead of a 6 digit code. What?If you have 2 factor authentication turned on for your Apple ID account, you are familiar with receiving prompts on all of your Apple devices to ALLOW entry into your account. After you choose ALLOW, you receive a 6 digit code. This works very well and is all ...




Samsung Pay has a serious vulnerability

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 08:16:18 EST

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Samsung has a payment platform for their Android phones that is supposed to rival ApplePay. It looks like Samsung needs to do more work because their service definitely is not bulletproof. Samsung Pay works by issuing a "token" that the merchant receives instead of your credit card number. This process is supposed to protect your credit card numb...




BlackBerry launches another Android handset

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:46:49 EST

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BlackBerry is not giving up on devices despite its poor sales record of late. The company launched a new Android handset on Tuesday which the company says is the most secure Android phone on the market. The DTEK50 is available for preorder for 299 and will ship on August 8. The DTEK50 has some decent specs. It has a 5.2 inch HD display, 13 mega...




BlackBerry finally kills the BlackBerry Classic

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:08:41 EST

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BlackBerry is moving on from the phone that made it an iconic brand. Almost a decade after Apple disrupted BlackBerry's dominance in the smartphone market with the launch of the iPhone, BlackBerry is throwing in the towel on its most famous handset. BlackBerry announced today it will no longer make the Classic.To keep innovating and advancing our...




Opera launches free VPN iOS app

Mon, 16 May 2016 09:42:10 EST

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Opera has launched a new VPN app for iOS that is free to use with unlimited data. The company bought SurfEasy VPN last March, and their new app runs on that service. Opera, the browser, has been around for years even though they never really got a lot of mainstream adoption. With all the privacy concerns in recent years however, this is a nice m...




Hillary Clinton is keeping BlackBerry in the news

Mon, 16 May 2016 09:33:51 EST

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As BlackBerry has been in decline, there are fewer and fewer headlines about the once dominant smartphone. Thanks to Hillary Clinton however, BlackBerry remains in the news. I'm not sure it is good news as the most recent headlines suggest the US Government restricted access to BlackBerry because of security concerns. With the recent reports of ...




Will Apple kill the MacBook Air?

Mon, 16 May 2016 09:16:42 EST

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Apple's WWDC conference is coming up next month, and the rumors are already flying. On June 13, developers will get to see Tim Cook and team on stage announce the new products for 2016. Most people believe the MacBook Air will get a refresh as they are still running older Broadwell processors. Other rumors say Apple doesn't need the "Air" line a...