Samsung Mocks Apple ‘Bendgate’ in Galaxy Note 4 Ad

October 3, 2014 · Posted in Techy News and Tips · Comments Off on Samsung Mocks Apple ‘Bendgate’ in Galaxy Note 4 Ad 

Samsung is using Apple’s latest PR snafu to champion the Galaxy Note 4. In a new advertisement, the Korean tech giant takes aim at “Bendgate,” the unintentional curving of Cupertino’s iPhone 6 Plus while in the owner’s pocket.

Just another piece of crap device from Apple that everybody spends so much money on, or should I say stupid people that need to have an Apple product so they think they are cool.

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Why the Xbox One Is Better Than the PS4

December 24, 2013 · Posted in Techy News and Tips · Comments Off on Why the Xbox One Is Better Than the PS4 

Half a year ago, there was a huge outrage over Microsoft’s display at E3. It showed an Xbox One that barely knew it was a game system, required an always-on Internet connection, and included a Kinect camera that no one wanted and that had to be plugged in and turned on. Sony clearly won E3 because it showed off the PlayStation 4 as a powerful game system and not an all-watching, always-online entertainment monolith.

The Xbox One isn’t just a powerful game system on the same level as the PlayStation 4, it’s an incredible home entertainment hub that actually fulfills the promises made by Microsoft. In short, the Xbox One is the better system. Period. At least, at launch with the current feature sets offered by both devices.

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Photos on iPhone may be at risk for security breach

February 29, 2012 · Posted in Techy News and Tips · Comments Off on Photos on iPhone may be at risk for security breach 

The private photos on your phone may not be as private as you think.

Developers of applications for Apple’s mobile devices, along with Apple itself, came under scrutiny this month after reports that some apps were taking people’s address book information without their knowledge.

As it turns out, address books are not the only things up for grabs. Photos are also vulnerable. After a user allows an application on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to have access to location information, the app can copy the user’s entire photo library without any further notification or warning, according to app developers.

It is unclear whether any apps in Apple’s App Store are illicitly copying user photos. Although Apple’s rules do not specifically forbid photo copying, Apple says it screens all apps submitted to the store, a process that should catch nefarious behavior on the part of developers.

But copying address book data was against Apple’s rules, and the company approved many popular apps that collected that information.

Apple did not respond to a request for comment. If you are stupid enough to buy an Apple product, who cares about your security!!!

Microsoft Gambling $100 Bills on WP7 Speed Tests in Vegas

January 11, 2012 · Posted in Techy News and Tips · Comments Off on Microsoft Gambling $100 Bills on WP7 Speed Tests in Vegas 

Microsoft’s Ben Rudolph is in Vegas this week, waving around a stack of $100 bills and bragging about how fast his Windows Phones are. Specifically, he’s betting that his phone can beat your phone in a head-to-head speed challenge. There doesn’t seem to be any specific app or test for the challenge — Rudolph says that he and the challenger will make the call based on what they do on their phone every day. If the Windows Phone can’t beat your Android, iOS or other device, he’ll give you a hundred bucks. However, if you lose, you have to go on camera and admit your phone got smoked by a Windows Phone, which might be difficult for diehard Android or iPhone fans to admit.

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Nokia takes on Android with launch of Windows phones

October 26, 2011 · Posted in Techy News and Tips · Comments Off on Nokia takes on Android with launch of Windows phones 

Nokia is taking the smartphone battle to Android with the launch of a new handset in a collaboration with Microsoft that represents a last-ditch bid to shape computing’s new frontier.

With Apple and Google’s Android now dominating the smartphone market, the world’s largest phone maker is pinning its hopes of a business turnaround on the success of two models unveiled by chief executive Stephen Elop at the annual Nokia World event in London.

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Windows Phone 7 To Get 500 New Features

May 24, 2011 · Posted in Techy News and Tips · Comments Off on Windows Phone 7 To Get 500 New Features 

Microsoft on Tuesday offered a preview of the first major update for Windows Phone 7, the platform the company is counting on to save it from irrelevance in the key smartphone market.

The update, for now code-named “Mango” until it officially becomes Windows Phone 7.1 when it launches in the fall, is meant to help Microsoft fulfill its mission to “redefine the smartphone,” according to Andy Lees, president of Microsoft’s Mobile Communications business, and adds a whopping 500 new features, from major improvements like multitasking to transparent back-end services.

Information Week – Windows Phone 7 To Get 500 New Features

Microsoft – Steve Ballmer window-dresses Windows 8

May 24, 2011 · Posted in Techy News and Tips · Comments Off on Microsoft – Steve Ballmer window-dresses Windows 8 

Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer confirmed yesterday that the company’s “next generation of Windows systems” will be released in 2012.

As we progress through the year, you ought to expect to hear a lot about Windows 8. Windows 8 slates, tablets, PCs, a variety of different form factors.”

Steve Ballmer – Windows 8

Five Reasons You Should Switch to IE9

March 13, 2011 · Posted in Techy News and Tips · Comments Off on Five Reasons You Should Switch to IE9 

Microsoft will be officially launched Internet Explorer 9 as of Monday, March 14. Whether you are using Internet Explorer 8, or you’re one of the dwindling stubborn few clinging to IE6, or even if you are using an alternative browser like Chrome or Firefox–here are some reasons you might want to start using IE9.

  • Pinned Sites
  • Enhanced Tabs
  • Download Manager
  • Tracking Protection
  • Hardware Acceleration

Read the details of the 5 Reasons in Tony Bradley article.

iPhone, Blackberry Tumble to Hackers

March 11, 2011 · Posted in Techy News and Tips · Comments Off on iPhone, Blackberry Tumble to Hackers 

Do you have an iPhone 4 or Blackberry? This week at Pwn2Own, companies were challenged to exploit everthing from web browsers to smartphones.

If you are one of the proud owners of an iPhone or Blackberry beware what you use it for, unless you want exploited. Apple’s iPhone 4 and RIM’s BlackBerry Torch 9800 both succumbed to hackers today at Pwn2Own, but two other smartphones running Android and Windows Phone 7 were unchallenged.

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Top 5 Apple iPad2 Contenders

February 22, 2011 · Posted in Techy News and Tips · Comment 

With 2010 being a year of the Phones (Android, iPhones, Window Phone) and the introduction of the iPad, technology took a huge leap with the capabilities of these person devices. The introduction of Apple’s iPad sailed through 2010 without much opposition as a worthy competitor from either Android or Windows camp failed to emerge.

However, 2011 will be a different year. Apple is planning on releasing the iPad2. Google has plans for the Honeycomb version of Android for the tablet market. HP has their new operating system to the tablets. So there will be more and more competition in the tablet market.

So what do the experts think will be the top 5 contenders to the new iPad2? Read the Full Story and find out.

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