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Messenger app users worry how Facebook uses a device’s phone, camera

  Facebook ignited a flood of criticism last week when it began requiring mobile users to load its Messenger app for Android and iOS separate from its basic Facebook app. … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

BlackBerry said BBM for Windows retains the native user experience and modern design of the Windows UI

BlackBerry is rounding out its multiplatform mission for BBM, announcing Thursday that the messaging service – a longstanding keystone of its operating system – is fully available on Windows Phone … Continue reading

August 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

YouTube for Android gets Quad HD playback option

  Flagship handsets are starting to get displays that push beyond the HD and Full HD resolutions that used to rule the roost. While many lower-end devices are still making … Continue reading

August 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

The rapidly approved law will give consumers more freedom to switch carriers

The right to unlock your cellphone became law on Friday as President Barack Obama signed a bill that rapidly passed both houses of the U.S. Congress. The Unlocking Consumer Choice … Continue reading

August 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Apple’s iOS contains intentionally created access that could be used by governments to spy

Last weekend, a hacker who’s been campaigning to make a point about Apple security by playing fast and loose with the now widely-accepted definition of “backdoor” struck gold when journalists … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

BlackBerry Z30 hands-on: Rock solid smartphone, but others still offer more

The BlackBerry Z30 was announced in September 2013 and hit Verizon stores in November. The model I purchased (STA100-5) is the GSM SIM-unlocked model available directly from BlackBerry that works on T-Mobile, … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Worried about being spied upon post-Snowden? A security-based smartphone that could help keep conversations private is now mainstream.

Blackphone, a consumer-grade smartphone designed to keep conversations private, has now begun shipping to customers. Revealed at the start of the year, Blackphone emerged from a joint venture between Silent Circle … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · Leave a comment