BlackBerry Secusmart Acquisition Analysis

BlackBerry’s newest acquisition looks like the smartest move it’s made all year

By about 11 hours ago.

BlackBerry’s newest acquisition looks like the smartest move it’s made all year

BlackBerry has been doubling down on its reputation as the most secure mobile device manufacturer lately and the company just made a very smart move that could solidify that reputation even further. BlackBerry announced that it acquired German security firm Secusmart on Tuesday and as ZDNet points out, this could be a very big move for BlackBerry as it tries to make sure its enterprise and government customers don’t jump ship to iOS and Android devices. More →

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Android Fake ID Security Flaw

‘Fake ID’ security flaw could be the greatest threat to Android phones yet

By about 11 hours ago.

‘Fake ID’ security flaw could be the greatest threat to Android phones yet

One Android feature that never made its way to iOS may be the cause of one of the most worrying security exploits ever on the mobile platform. AppleInsider reports that Bluebox Security has found an Android design flaw that could potentially allow malware apps to take over someone’s device without requiring users to manually give the app permission to access their phones. More →

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Apple Forced Code Wire Fraud

How one fraudster bought $309K worth of Apple products without paying a single penny

By about 12 hours ago.

How one fraudster bought $309K worth of Apple products without paying a single penny

One Apple fan ran a clever con in many Apple retail stores across the U.S., buying products worth $309,768 over 42 purchases made in 16 different states since December 2012, ComputerWorld reports, without actually having the money to pay for them. 24-year-old Sharron Laverne Parrish Jr. has been charged with wire fraud and the Secret Service claims that he tricked Apple retail staff into accepting purchases made with credit and/or debit cards that didn’t have any funds by using a clever, simple financial trick. More →

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iWatch Release Date Q4 2014

Uh-oh: New report claims iWatch production has definitely been delayed

By on July 29, 2014 at 10:50 AM.

Uh-oh: New report claims iWatch production has definitely been delayed

Samsung has released five different smartwatches in the last year alone, but Apple is apparently struggling to just get one out the door. G for Games points us to a new report from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News claiming that mass production for the iWatch has been delayed and that the device won’t release until December at the earliest. More →

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Top 5 iPhone Apps

5 gorgeous iPhone apps you need to check out right now (July 2014)

5 gorgeous iPhone apps you need to check out right now (July 2014)

By on July 29, 2014 at 10:25 AM.

Welcome to the latest edition of our series on gorgeous iPhone apps. We talk about apps a great deal here on BGR and the reason is fairly obvious: apps make the phone. Thanks to the advent of on-device application stores, smartphones now ship as blank canvases, waiting for users to fill them with third-party software that extends their functionality in any number of directions.

In this series, we try to bring you the cream of the crop — apps that are beautifully designed as well as useful — to help fill your canvas. More →

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iPhone 6 Rumors Rear Case

New iPhone 6 leak gives us a great look at the device’s major redesign

By on July 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM.

New iPhone 6 leak gives us a great look at the device’s major redesign

The rear iPhone 6 shell which has appeared in various reports so far has leaked yet again, as YouTube channel iCrackUriDevice has apparently scored a copy of the component directly from a manufacturer. In a short video, iCrackUriDevice goes over all the design changes expected for the iPhone 6, including the phone’s thin profile, relocated power button, iPod touch-like volume rockers, round corners, redesigned antennas on the back, and increased size of the device, while comparing it to last year’s flagship iPhone model, the iPhone 5s.

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Upcoming Windows Phone Releases

Windows Phone fans finally have something to be excited for this year

By on July 29, 2014 at 9:35 AM.

Windows Phone fans finally have something to be excited for this year

This hasn’t been the most exciting year for Windows Phone hardware, most likely because Microsoft has been devoting a lot of energy to finalizing its plans for what to do with the recently acquired Nokia handset division. However, things may be about to change because new reports suggest that we’re going to see some brand-new Windows Phone devices hit the market very soon. More →

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iPhone 6 Preorder Gold

Here’s the iPhone 6 you don’t want to preorder

By on July 29, 2014 at 9:15 AM.

Here’s the iPhone 6 you don’t want to preorder

The iPhone 6 isn’t even officially out yet, and more than 30 sellers are already ready to offer preorders for the handset before it’s officially announced by Apple. Luxury retailer Brikk has decided to throw its hat into the iPhone 6 preorder ring as well, and allow potential buyers to request their custom, and extremely expensive, 24-karat gold iPhone 6, CNET reports. More →

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BlackBerry HP Vs. IBM Apple

This might be the worst advice BlackBerry has ever received

By on July 29, 2014 at 8:50 AM.

This might be the worst advice BlackBerry has ever received

We’ve seen a lot of different ideas for how BlackBerry can turn itself around over the years but none of them has ever struck us as flat-out crazy… until now. IntoMobile’s Dusan Belic says that BlackBerry needs to make a big move to counter Apple’s huge deal with IBM and that the best way to do this would be by partnering with HP. Yes, that HP. More →

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Facebook Messenger iOS Android

Using Facebook on your smartphone is about to get much more annoying

By on July 29, 2014 at 8:15 AM.

Using Facebook on your smartphone is about to get much more annoying

Facebook may want to look up the phrase, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” TechCrunch reports that Facebook plans to take away the messaging feature from its core app and force users to download the separate Facebook Messenger app if they want to chat with their friends. Facebook has apparently been testing out using Messenger as its sole messaging app in Europe and has been encouraged by the results so far, TechCrunch says. More →

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Motorola Nexus 6 Shamu Release Date

Motorola Nexus 6 reportedly really coming, as Android Silver might be delayed

By on July 29, 2014 at 7:40 AM.

Motorola Nexus 6 reportedly really coming, as Android Silver might be delayed

Google and Motorola are apparently indeed working together on a Nexus 6 smartphone, a phablet of gigantic proportions unlike anything Motorola has done while under Google. Following a recent report from Android Police, which has obtained details about the Motorola “Shamu” Nexus 6, The Information said that it has been able to independently verify the device, adding that Google’s rumored Android Silver line of premium devices may be delayed. More →

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2014 Retina MacBook Pro Specs and Prices

Apple’s best yet Retina MacBook Pros are already here

By on July 29, 2014 at 6:45 AM.

Apple’s best yet Retina MacBook Pros are already here

After a leaked imaged suggested Apple may be getting ready to release new Retina MacBook Pro models this week, the company went ahead and updated its online stores with the 2014 versions of its top of the line laptop. All models received processor and memory bumps, with some versions also getting a price reduction, similar to what the company did with its 2014 MacBook Airs. More →

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