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Will BlackBerry devices of the past save its future?

Published by on Mar 31st, 2014, 1 Comment

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BlackBerry has released their earnings report for the fourth quarter of 2014, and it makes for bleak reading. It is the first time since 2007 that the Canadian company has reported quarterly revenue below $1 billion, coming in at $976 million for the three month period. That led to an operating loss of $42 million.

One of the most worrying figures is that 3.4 million devices were shipped during the period, but 2.3 million of those were running the older version of BlackBerry OS. Only 1.1 million devices shipped is running BlackBerry 10 software.
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Microsoft Office for iPad finally launched

Published by on Mar 28th, 2014, No Comments

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After years of rumour upon rumour, Microsoft has finally put the endless speculation to rest and announced the launch of Office for iPad. 

Julia White, General Manager of Microsoft Office, finally gave avid iPad users what they have been waiting for at an event held in San Francisco yesterday. Here, Microsoft unveiled Office for iPad for the very first time – and we must say, it’s really quite impressive.

Office for iPad is available as three different apps – Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. (more…)

Turkey bans YouTube because of ‘corrupt’ videos

Published by on Mar 28th, 2014, No Comments

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Turkey has been trying to get a grip on social sites in their country. It started with a Twitter ban this month which has since been overruled in the courts. Now the government has cracked down on YouTube, citing harmful videos depicting the government in a negative light.

The ban is already active with some ISPs as per order from the government, while other networks are in the process of blocking access as well. (more…)

Office Mobile now available for free on iPhone and Android

Published by on Mar 28th, 2014, No Comments

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Not only has Microsoft made Office available on the iPad this week, but they have also announced that it is now available for free on iPhone and Android devices.

If you’re a home customer, you can both edit and read documents without paying for an Office 365 subscription. (more…)

WeCam – video calling app that connects all your social networks

Published by on Mar 27th, 2014, No Comments

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All you social networking addicts, listen up – this new app is right up your alley and will definitely make your life easier.

Meet WeCam; a new, video calling app that connects all of your social networks in one place. Yes, that’s right, with WeCam you can have all your social networks in one place, and chat to your friends face-to-face.

WeCam is any social networking junkie’s dream. It allows you to connect your Facebook, Twitter and Google+ accounts in one place, while giving you the option to live video chat with your friends.

The video chat function is integrated with these social networks when you sign in with your account. With this activated, you can chat, face-to-face with any of your contacts on Facebook, Twitter or Google+ (more…)

Google’s new Android version will focus on businesses

Published by on Mar 27th, 2014, No Comments

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It seems that Google is targeting the corporate world with its next version of Android. According to experts, the operating system isn’t very well suited to business needs and demands, something iOS does with aplomb.

The new OS will reportedly allow apps that require their own authentication, as well as data storage on secure chips. Remote management controls will also be introduced. Google will unveil the new version of Android at its annual I/O conference in June 2014. (more…)

Candy Crush maker’s IPO valued at $7 billion

Published by on Mar 27th, 2014, No Comments

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The company that created that vastly popular Candy Crush mobile game, King, has filed for its IPO. It is tipped to be one of the bigger internet IPOs this year, but questions were immediately raised. Other mobile game companies like Zynga, which created Farmville, have lost most of its value on the stock exchange due to the inability to retain profitability once a game falls out of favour.

Nearly 100 million users play Candy Crush every day, and while the company’s titles remain free to play, it depends on virtual goods. (more…)

HTC’s BlinkFeed coming to all Android devices

Published by on Mar 27th, 2014, No Comments

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HTC Sense is our favourite Android skin, with a brilliantly thought out feature set complementing the inherent capabilities of Google’s software perfectly. It’s clean, beautiful and simple to use. One of the most impressive features of Sense is called Zoe, which takes the videos and photos you have shot with the device and creates a ‘story’ of that event – a video homage created automatically.

We knew HTC would like to bring some of these features to other devices, but we weren’t sure how they would do it. (more…)

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