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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...




Facebook dumps BlackBerry

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 08:04:34 EST

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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 doubt force BlackBerry to make some decis...




Hillary Clinton was denied a secure BlackBerry by the NSA in 2009

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 06:41:22 EST

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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 to rely on it. Emails recently released by Judicial Watch, a conservative legal advocacy group that obtained them unde...




Tim Cook opens up about FBI fight in new interview

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 06:30:11 EST

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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 it to unlock iOS devices.It is obvious ...




Google adds expiration date to shared docs on Drive

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 06:19:57 EST

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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. For instance, imagine your business hires an outside contractor...




WhatsApp ending support for BlackBerry

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 14:11:15 EST

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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. WhatsApp will also dump support for Nokia S40, Nokia Symbian S60, Android 2.1 and 2.2, and Windows Phone 7.1.The BlackBerry P...




Is BlackBerry pivoting to the Internet of Thins?

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 14:00:49 EST

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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 the company a boost. Things have continued to be challenging for BlackBerry, and it appears Mr. Chen may finally be gi...




Tim Cook rejects FBI request for back door into iPhone

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 05:37:46 EST

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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 the FBI can break into the phone. They c...